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Theatre director of The Carnegie suddenly resigns over the weekend, no reason given

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By Jackie Demaline Special to KyForward   As managing director of theatre at The Carnegie for the last seven years, Joshua Steele turned the Covington arts center’s theater series into one of the most respected in the Cincinnati region, garnering …

NBC’s The Sing-Off winner Home Free comes to Transylvania on coast-to-coast concert tour

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  Transylvania University will present Columbia Records recording artist Home Free on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center’s Haggin Auditorium. The performance is part of Transylvania’s Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Endowed Concert Series. …

Who needs New York when so much coming to Louisville’s Kentucky Center for the Arts?

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  Looking at the 30th anniversary season lineup for The Kentucky Center for the Arts in downtown Louisville … or even the lineups for any and all of the Kentucky venues we’ve covered over the past five weeks, one might …

Roots and Heritage Fest brings art, theater, tours, market, headliners and gospel to town

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  The 26th annual Roots and Heritage Festival on Sept. 6-7 comes to The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center at 300 E. Third St. in Lexington to celebrate diverse cultures with “special emphasis on African-American heritage.”   Beginning at …

Dayton Contemporary Dance brings ‘mixed bill’ of choreography to Lexington’s Lyric

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  An African-American dance troupe rooted in Dayton, Ohio for more than 40 years will brings its tradition to Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.   The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, founded …

Cincinnati Opera brings Covington cemetery back to life with comic Penzance production

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington will be full of life when the Cincinnati Opera comes to town.   The iconic cultural institution will put on a production of Pirates of Penzance, the famed …

Two of three 48th Hyde Park Square art scholarships awarded to NKU students

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  By Nancy Curtis Special to KyForward   Two NKU students will be honored at the 48th annual Hyde Park Square Art Show in Cincinnati in October and both are celebrating the scholarships that come with the honor.   Devan …

Jazz violinist Zach Brock strings his way home for free Beaumont’s Moondance performance

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  Jazz violin virtuoso Zach Brock came home to Lexington for a performance tonight, but his violin almost didn’t make it. The airline out of LaGuardia in New York tried to charge him another seat for his instrument.   Of …

Singletary Center splits its season between Signature Series and chamber music events

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  Unlike other university performance halls devoted either entirely to campus groups or outside artists, the Singletary Center for the Arts at the edge of the University of Kentucky campus juggles a busy season of both.     The upcoming …

Second Time Around: Washington D.C. is full of monuments, but not all are created equal

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Northern Kentucky author, attorney and KyForward columnist Rick Robinson is back in Washington, D.C. where he spent years on the staff of then-Congressman Jim Bunning.   As a busy staffer on “the Hill,” it’s easy to miss the beauty of …