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UK grad Luke Reedy followed his dreams to Los Angeles; will see ‘Deception’ premiere in special way

By Whitney Harder University of Kentucky After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2013, Luke Reedy took a chance to follow his dreams. He moved to Los Angeles without a job and knew only two people in the area. Today, he works for Warner Bros. as a post-production coordinator. “During my senior year, I applied to hundreds of jobs in LA and never received a response — someone...

WKCTC’s Clemens Fine Arts Center to play host to popular political satirists Capitol Steps Feb. 16

Putting the “mock” in “democracy” since 1981, the Capitol Steps bring their irreverent political satire to West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Steps were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan...

University of Kentucky alumna earns roles in Gap holiday ad campaign, ABC sitcom ‘black-ish,’

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward What does a series of new holiday ads for Gap featuring Janelle Monáe and two episodes of ABC’s award-winning TV show “black-ish” have in common? They all include performances by University of Kentucky alumna Angel Laketa Moore-Tanksley. Moore-Tanksley plays a character name Erica in an episode of the ABC hit, which first aired Dec. 5. She will also appear...

Cardinals get prime time national showcase spot on ABC for showdown with No. 3 Clemson

Saturday’s football game between a pair of top-15 teams Louisville and Clemson is being moved to prime time, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Sunday. The contest, originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m., will be played at 8:12 p.m. and televised nationally on ABC with Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler, and Maria Taylor. Louisville is ranked No. 14 in the latest Associated Press poll and faces a...

Commentary: Trust in institutional media is at an all-time low — why and what’s the solution?

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward Kentuckians’ trust in institutional media may be at an all-time low. According to Secretary of State Alison Grime’s Kentucky Civic Health Index released in January, less than half of Kentuckians trust the media. Even more surprising is an Emerson College Poll that found more Americans believe the Trump administration is more trustworthy than the...

Award-winning actress Viola Davis will headline Speak Blue event at Singletary Center on March 2

The University of Kentucky Student Activities Board (SAB) announced Viola Davis as the Speak Blue speaker 8 p.m., March 2, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Viola Davis is an award-winning actress who is currently starring in Shonda Rhimes’ ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder.” This role has earned her two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an NAACP Image Award and two Golden...