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Kaintuckeean.com historian to publish LOST book on Lexington’s ‘forgotten treasures’

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Local attorney and historian Peter Brackney adopted Kentucky as his home early in life and his website, kaintuckeean.com, on its unique history has won awards. Now, he’s publishing a book about “the forgotten treasures from the Athens of the West” …

‘Year of the Horse’ makes exhibit of Chinese ink paintings perfect for Kentucky Horse Park

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  As the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington hardly needs a reason to celebrate equine culture, but the coincidence of this year being the Year of the Horse on the Chinese lunar calendar and the University of Kentucky playing …

Annual Friends of the Library book sale has coming weekend of Two-for-One and Bag Day

The annual book sale by the Friends of the Lexington Public Library ramps up this coming weekend with a Two-for-One Day on Saturday, Oct. 18, and a Bag Day on Sunday, Oct. 19.   The sale at the library system’s …

Kentucky writer, activist Silas House to give free public reading at Transylvania University

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  Bestselling Kentucky author Silas House will give a free public reading of his works on Tuesday, Oc. 21, at 5 p.m. in Transylvania’s Carrick Theater.   An Eastern Kentucky native, House describes himself on Twitter as “a writer, mountain …

New UK English professor releases her second novel, Reunion, barely into first semester here

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  By Gail Hairston Special to KyForward   Already a successful author before she arrived at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in the Department of English this semester, Hannah Pittard’s second novel was released just days ago. …

Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain united in two Kentucky Chautauqua performances at SCC

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Kentucky Chautauqua and Somerset Community College’s Student Government Association present two different performances on Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the McCreary Center in the Building 2 foyer at 250 College St. in Whitley City. The …

Arts Council’s free ‘Master Class’ is to help connect performers and their local presenters

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Presenters of the performing arts have the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of Kentucky’s top performing artists through a unique event created by the Kentucky Arts Council. The event is free to groups and organizations working with performing artists …

Day of the Dead Festival in Lexington adds celebration details of Honduras, Guatemala

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For the ninth year, Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center will host its community celebration of the Day of the Dead with a Night of the Angels party on Nov. 1.   The participatory celebration will take place at the …

WRFL brings Ben Frost, Colin Stetson and Carl Calm in concert of ‘experimental’ music

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  On Monday, Oct. 20, WRFL brings Ben Frost and Colin Stetson to Lexington’s Downtown Arts Center at 141 Main St. for an 8 p.m. Admission is $7.   Ben Frost, from Reykjavík, Iceland, is an Australian-Icelandic experimental electronic music …

Kentucky Great Writers Series continues with readings by poet, first-time novelist, pastor

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The Kentucky Great Writers Series returns on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with three writers featured at Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The three are Lisa Williams, Courtney Stevens and Don Lichtenfelt.   The 7:30 p.m. program is preceded by an …