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UK Theatre to settle ‘The Dispute’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland

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    By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   To cheat or not to cheat? That is the question 14 University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty will try to answer as they take the stage …

Nashville gallery to exhibit woodcarvings by former UK basketball player LaVon Williams

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  Former University of Kentucky basketball player LaVon Williams is an accomplished woodcarver and folk artist whose work is in a permanent collection at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center.   Tomorrow, an exhibition of Williams’ work will open …

Celebrate the life of Kentucky Opera’s David Roth with a tribute July 30 at Brown Theatre

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A celebration of life for Kentucky Opera’s general director, David Roth, has been set for Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. at the Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway in Louisville.   The celebration will include an hour-long tribute to their …

Opera Under the Stars, featuring area’s young talent, to debut at MoonDance Amphitheater

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    The sound of arias will soar across Lexington’s MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater Saturday, Aug. 8, during Opera Under the Stars, a new event announced today.   “Opera Under the Stars is an exciting new opportunity to experience …

Five organizations receive Arts Access Assistance grants to serve Appalachian region

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The Kentucky Arts Council awarded $40,000 to five Kentucky organizations through the arts council’s Arts Access Assistance (AAA) grant.   The theme for the 2016 fiscal year AAA grant funding was “Vibrant Appalachian Communities.” Applicants were encouraged to seek funding …

Nine named 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients; Al Smith receives top honor

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Nine Kentuckians whose contributions – as artists or advocates – have raised the quality and awareness of the arts in Kentucky and beyond are recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.   The awards are presented in nine …

Lexington Chamber Chorale to audition sopranos, tenors, basses for upcoming season

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The Lexington Chamber Chorale announces auditions for soprano, tenor, and bass voices for its 2015-2016 25th Anniversary season. Singers aged 18 years and older are welcome to apply to audition for the group, which performs five concerts in Lexington for …

Kentucky Opera General Director David
Roth dies suddenly from unknown causes

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Kentucky Opera announced today the sudden passing of General Director David Roth.   Roth was returning from a business trip in Des Moines and from visiting his family in Wisconsin. He was found in his car, which had run off …

Berea College receives NEA grant to help ‘transform’ communities in Eastern Kentucky

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Berea College has received a National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town award of $100,000 to support “creative placemaking” projects in Eastern Kentucky communities. Such projects are designed to help “transform communities into lively, beautiful and resilient places with the …

You’re Invited: Little princes and princesses can come to Ballet Under the Stars Tea Parties

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In celebration of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show (The Little Mermaid), Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of tea parties for children. Each night, Friday, July 31–Sunday, Aug. 2, from 6 – 7 p.m., children can wear …