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Free Friday Music returns to the UK Chandler Hospital, artists scheduled through April


  Celebrate the arrival of every weekend leading into spring with free musical performances at the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A atrium lobby.   The TGIF Winter/Spring series of concerts starts on Jan. 30, featuring live musical performances from students …

Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger features
two talents with Lexington connections


  Guest conductor, Kayoko Dan and LexPhil’s own principal cellist, Benjamin Karp, join LexPhil on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. as guest artists for Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger at the Singletary Center for the Arts.   Kayoko Dan is …

UK dance minors ‘Capture Momentum’
in winter concert at Guignol Theatre


  Capitalizing on the growth of the dance program at the university, dance students of the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will leap into the semester with “Capture Momentum,” the program’s fourth annual dance concert, Jan. 30–Feb. …

‘Calling Me Home’ author among others to speak at Kentucky Women’s Book Festival


  Julie Kibler, author of the bestselling novel “Calling Me Home,” will deliver the keynote address at the ninth annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival at the University of Louisville.   Author presentations, book sales and signings and a luncheon will …

January Ball to celebrate, fundraise for AthensWest inaugural production, ‘Doubt’


  AthensWest Theatre Company presents its inaugural January Ball fundraiser as a celebratory launch to its first production of John Patrick Shanley’s, “Doubt, a Parable.”   The January Ball is a Grecian-themed costume ball fundraiser at the newly opened Ethereal …

Work of muralist and historian is on display at Artisan Center, originals throughout state


  A new lobby exhibit, “Kentucky Murals by Frank W. Long” has opened at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, where it will be on display through April 18.   The exhibit showcases the 14 Depression-era murals painted for Kentucky …

Poetry Out Loud competition gives students creative outlet and chance to win trip to D.C.

  Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest, celebrates its 10th year in Kentucky schools in 2015.   The contest starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to schoolwide competition, then to the state competition, Feb. 19 at the Grand …

James Halcomb: Local film ‘Proud Citizen’
is a sugary-sweet love letter to Lexington


  Often a personal connection to a film can skew your review of that film. The fact that the film “Proud Citizen” was filmed in Lexington and that many of the actors appearing in the film are recognizable people who …

James Halcomb: Musical-inspired beer
is good companion to Broadway’s ‘Once’


  There are certain opportunities not to be missed in life.   For me as a writer, there are certain progressions of words that would sound unbelievable when typed that are based on your life or your imagination. Here are …

Folk and traditional artists can apply for an apprenticeship grant to teach others their art

  Folk and traditional art has a rich history of being handed down from generation to generation, and in recognition of this heritage, the Kentucky Arts Council offers grants to folk and traditional master artists to help them pass knowledge …