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Sweeney Todd: McCorvey makes interesting substitution to bring opera thriller to all ages

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  How do you take a true crime story about murder, blood and cannibalism and make it accessible to all ages? Well, Everett McCorvey, director of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre program, said you substitute confetti for blood.   …

James Halcomb: May be ‘weird’ one in this marriage, but I like Bedtime and #ATOWN

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  My wife Tammy and I have pretty different tastes in entertainment. If you look at our choices I am definitely the “weird” one.   Somethings I share with her and often use her thoughts and reactions as a kind …

Tickets on sale soon for UK Symphony, UK Chorale concert of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  The Singletary Center for the Arts and the University of Kentucky School of Music will make history this January as they present a live orchestration of Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring the UK Symphony Orchestra, …

Apollo Duo of flute and percussion to perform commissioned works at Singletary Center

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  The Apollo Duo, a flute and percussion duo, will present new commissioned works as part of their tour stop in the Bluegrass. The duo will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Kentucky Singletary …

James Halcomb: New sitcom Black-ish brings up level of 30-minute TV with ‘real’ humor

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  So far this fall, none of the sitcom pilots have really stood out to me. While it is true that these shows often need time to shake the cobwebs off and get some breathing room, more often than not, …

Vibrant Appalachian communities is grant theme for Arts Access Assistance grants

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The Kentucky Arts Council is making funding available to counties in the Appalachian region for arts projects and activities through its competitive Arts Access Assistance grant, a unique funding opportunity that targets underserved populations in the Commonwealth where the arts …

‘You can learn many things when you explore other worlds,’ visiting musician tells students

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   “You feel the music, and you move your body with the music. It’s moving, moving, always moving,” visiting educator William Guijarro told the intermediate orchestra students at Tates Creek High School …

A Storm in Louisville? Singer reunites with LO conductor to perform Seven Deadly Sins

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  A Storm will pass through Louisville this evening and a friendly Teddy will help out. What?   Vocalist Storm Large of Pink Martini fame joins new conductor Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra tonight, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. …

Raising Ms. President at Kentucky helps local filmmaker encourage more women in politics

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A film written and directed by Lexington native Kiley Lane Parker for girls who dream of running for office will be shown Thursday, Sept. 25, at Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre at 7 p.m. A panel of women political leaders will discuss …

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra takes some patriotic classics to day of racing at Keeneland

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  It’s a month of racing very soon at Keeneland, but there’s one particular Saturday that combines classic Thoroughbreds and classic music. It’s Saturday, Oct. 11, when the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras will perform at the historic racetrack.   From …