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Rupp Arena has big year in 2019, despite four-month closure; preliminary schedule for 2020 announced

2019 was a massive year for Rupp Arena. Highlights include numerous major concert touring artists like P!NK and Paul McCartney, the installation of new chairback seats in the upper arena and two new records set:  the fastest concert sell out in Rupp history (Luke Combs) and the highest number of concerts on sale in a single month (seven in November). 
Despite a four-month closure (June 15 – October...

Lesley Cissell: Birthday sparks reflectionson changes to music industry I approve

Igudesman and Joo perform their dancing string players with members of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by James L. Fausz)   Earlier this month I turned 54. The realization that I have reached the age my parents once were hasn’t escaped notice. Neither has the awareness that many things are very different now than 30 years ago. The question is: are they better, worse or just different?   I’ll...