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Constance Alexander: Slam poet Regie Cabico inspires Great Beginnings at Murray State


Slam poet Regie Cabico is a force of nature: Imagine Barnum & Bailey in a phone booth. Visigoths plundering Disneyworld. Colonel Sanders and the zombie apocalypse teamed up for a revival of South Pacific.   Cabico doesn’t simply enter a …

Art To Go: On the Move Art Studio is ready
to roll with ribbon-cutting set for Sept. 10


  After months and months of renovations, the rallying of the community, setbacks, paint splatters, and eagerness, the On the Move Art Studio is ready to take art on the road.   In November of 2014, a group of local …

Kentucky Fried Zine Fest announces 2015 schedule, programming; fest is Sept. 19


The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest will take place at the Plantory (501 W. Sixth Street) on Saturday Sept. 19 from noon – 6 p.m. Now in its third year in Lexington, The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest will showcase zines (independent …

Award-winning author comes to Lexington as Bluegrass Opera kicks off 2015-2016 season


The Bluegrass Opera announces its 2015-2016 season’s variety act of a line-up. It features LoveMusik, book by Pulitzer, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and music by Kurt Weill; A Glorious Day, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s …

Kentucky Opera kicks off the season with MacBeth, Three Decembers, Show Boat


The season features three unique opera performances. Kicking off the season will be Verdi’s MacBeth. Performances are slated for Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 20.   Next up, Friday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 15, is Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, …

Kentucky Arts Council seeks partners for
Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program


Stanton woodworker Eugene King already does a robust wholesale business, selling his wooden kitchen utensils to shops in 31 states. He wanted to expand his operation, though, to include online retail customers.   Thanks to a recent workshop sponsored by …

Constance Alexander: Unlike Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Watchman does not take flight


  While the more genteel among us might tag first drafts as terrible, vile, loathsome, ghastly or just plain bad writing, best-selling author Anne Lamott resorts to a scatological adjective to describe her first drafts. The way Ms. Lamott explains …

SCAPA student will spend 10th grade at Interlochen Arts Academy studying trumpet


  Reynolds Martin, 15, of Lexington will attend the 10th grade this fall at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. Interlochen is a fine arts boarding school.   Reynolds, the son of Doug and Lee Ellen Martin, will study …

Ten Kentucky schools receive Teaching Art Together grants to expand students’ exposure


Ten Kentucky schools will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during the coming school year.   The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the Commonwealth to collaborate with …

Kentucky Book Fair announces new manager; 34th annual event is on Saturday, Nov. 14


Adell Kemper is the new manager of the Kentucky Book Fair, the state’s literary event that attracts nearly 200 state and national authors and illustrators in an annual celebration of reading and writing.   “The KBF is happy to welcome …