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The Naked Vine: Bookend Sonoma County return trip with Bodega Bay and Fog Crest

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  By Mike Rosenberg KyForward columnist   You might remember the Naked Vine’s May trip to California where the Sweet Partner in Crime and I plopped ourselves down in the town of Sonoma, tooled around a bunch, and tried some …

Wildcat Memories book takes look at behind-the-scenes influences on storied program

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The University of Kentucky Wildcats own arguably the greatest tradition in college basketball — the winningest program in NCAA Division I history, first in NCAA tournament wins, the leader in all-time winning percentage and the only school with five different …

Hall of Fame’s Larnelle Harris will headline governor’s mansion celebration in Frankfort

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  As part of the yearlong Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, the Kentucky Executive Mansion Foundation Inc. is hosting a gospel music event featuring several of the country’s top Christian music performers on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 12:30–5 p.m. on the …

See KY: Fall at Shaker Village means hikes, paddle excursions, trail runs and more

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  With a 3,000-acre backyard, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg is an ideal location for health and wellness activities. Fall foliage makes for gorgeous views around the village, and the programming and events slated for fall give guests …

Chef John Foster: Amazing how a ‘little lump’ of pasta can be so good – and so hard to make

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  See my gnocchi recipe below Suddenly, I have a hankering for gnocchi, those beautiful soft pillows of pasta bathed in a parmesan cream or tossed with sage brown butter. The weather’s sudden turn to chilly brings out the sauces, …

James Halcomb: Despite overdone remake mania, Dusk till Dawn series fine follow-up

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  In college there were no bigger heroes to me in film than Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez. Pulp Fiction, El Mariachi, Desperado and their collaboration with an up-and-coming George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn – soon to hit …

Garth Brooks is back and on tour with Trisha Yearwood, adding two fall Lexington shows

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  Perhaps America’s most high-profile country music couple since Johnny Cash and June Carter, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood appear together in Lexington in two concerts on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1. This is the first time Brooks …

What’s Up Cuisine: Brasabana goes on tour; Blue Stallion parties early; Thai goes noodle

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Brasabana takes Latin American culinary tour   Brasabana on Lane Allen in Lexington takes guests on a three-course tour of Venezuela, Chile and Columbia through Sunday, Sept. 21, for $28.95 per person.   Venezualan cachapas is fresh corn pancakes served …

Student Activities Board wraps up Kentucky Week with rising star band Houndmouth

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  University of Kentucky’s Student Activities Board is hosting a special concert by Houndmouth at the historic kentucky Theater on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.   A rising band of Kentucky natives, Houndmouth will bring guest artist Andrea Davidson …

Levi Jackson’s Mountain Life Museum will present program and demonstration on duels

A historic program called A Gentleman’s Duel will be held at Levi Jackson State Park on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.   The program will provide guests with the history of duels in Kentucky and a …

All things Secretariat come to Bourbon Co. in three days of Triple Crown-winning festivities

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  The seventh annual Bourbon County Secretariat Festival in Paris runs from Thursday, Sept. 18, to Saturday, Sept. 20, with many events at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Highlights will be appearances by Secretariat’s owner and three Triple Crown jockeys.   …

State parks observe National Public Lands Day with volunteer cleanup all over Kentucky

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Kentucky State Parks will be participating in National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, a day set aside to recognize the importance of parks and encourage volunteer work.   National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies …

James Halcomb: The November Man fails on many levels, but still worth my time, money

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  The November Man is a failure of a movie – it fails to be a tough-guy, post-war espionage flick; it fails at trying to be an old-school cat-and-mouse chase movie.   The movie fails to give us identifiable and/or …

Second annual Battle in the Saddle benefitting the Ky. Horse Park Foundation set for Oct. 12

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The second annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on Sunday, October 12, 2014.   The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to bring you the 2014 Battle in the …

First lady hosts Horses and Hope Trail Ride, barbecue to benefit breast cancer survivors

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First lady Jane Beshear will host Lexington’s Horses and Hope Trail Ride on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is intended to honor and benefit breast cancer survivors.   Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the …

Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Bardstown gets into the spirit of things for a six-day party

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  Add six days, 11 distilleries and 238 years of tradition. What do you get? The Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown on Sept. 16-21.   Since the birth of our nation in 1776 there have been Kentuckians making bourbon in …

Chef John Foster: Bridge the gap to fall, winter cooking with ‘less sexy’ cuts of protein

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  About this time every year I yearn for a little break in the hot weather. Too much humidity and heat combine to make me not want to eat, much less cook, a meal. I end up picking at things …

Lex What Wear: NY Fashion Week was glitz,
glam and, for this Kentucky girl, unforgettable

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but my excitement will last a lifetime – truly. It was my favorite Fashion Week yet, mainly because of the people I got to meet and …

CRAVE Lexington comes back for two days at Moondance Amphitheater of food, music, fun

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  Two days of live music and all things local in terms of food and fun return for the second annual CRAVE Lexington on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, at Moondance Amphitheater in Beaumont.   The two days …

Miss Nelson Is Missing!, the school kids are running wild at Lexington Children’s Theatre

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Geography, spelling, math. The students in room 207 are failing them all and it’s time for drastic measures.   That’s the premise in Miss Nelson Is Missing!, a new play put on by Lexington Children’s Theatre starting Sunday, Sept. 14, …