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Saxophone great Branford Marsalis ‘goes for Baroque’ with Philadelphia Chamber at UK

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By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   From jazz greats Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to rockstars Dave Matthews Band and Grateful Dead to hip-hop artists Public Enemy and Gang Starr … and now Baroque music, few instrumentalists showcase their …

23 Blast proves that real life stranger, scarier than fiction, but is also more inspirational

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  Late October is the season for scary movies and stories of terrible fright, but in the mid-‘90s it wasn’t a movie that terrified Travis Freeman of Corbin. It was the fact that at 12 he’d gone blind overnight. Freeman’s …

Hot Air, Hot Glass: Renowned glassblower returns to Centre College from Murano, Italy

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  When most people blow on a straw they’re lucky to produce bubbles, but when Lino Tagliapietra blows out comes beautiful colored glass.   The internationally acclaimed glass-blowing artist from Murano, Italy, begins a ten-day visit to Centre College in …

Open Studios ArtTour in Mercer and Boyle counties gives close look at art in the making

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  The fourth Annual Open Studios ArtTour in Boyle and Mercer Counties will take place with visits to seven artist studios on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The seven studios and …

LexArts chooses new president and CEO from Arkansas, Michigan after nationwide search

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Ellen A. Plummer has been selected to lead LexArts as president and CEO. Plummer, known as “Nan,” will begin her tenure on Nov. 17.   Plummer’s appointment followed a nationwide search for a successor to retiring CEO James Clark and …

Bloody Breathitt author wins Kentucky History Award, Appalachian book of year

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University Press of Kentucky author T.R.C. Hutton has been named as the recipient of a 2014 Kentucky History Award given by the Kentucky Historical Society and the 2014 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction for his …

Kentucky Arts Council accepts nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

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The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1 for the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honor.   The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in …

Visiting sculptor strikes balance between nature, man-made materials in installation

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  LexArts and Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works will unveil and dedicate artist Brian Rust’s Signs of Change/No Away, the newest public art project of DEQPW’s EcoART program at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Raven …

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 …