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Lexington symposium on Dec. 3 to highlight statewide initiatives linking employment, recovery

Kentucky’s health policy and business leaders are bringing together treatment providers and community organizations for an employment symposium on Dec. 3 at the Lyric Theater in Lexington. The Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is coordinating the event with support from the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center and the Strategic Initiative for Transformational Employment (SITE). This symposium will...

Lyric Theater to present free, special ‘Family Engagement Nights’ on Thursday nights in January

The Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center is teaming up with Lexington PAL to present special Family Engagement Nights during January. This unique collaboration also involves the Lexington Police Department, United Way of the Bluegrass and Southland Christian Church. “The new community collaboration is intended to encourage and promote parental and family engagement,” said Katie Williams,...

First non-Japanese Rakugo professional in history tells his story at Lexington’s Lyric

For the first time, Rakugo which is Japanese comic storytelling will be coming to Kentucky. Katsura Sunshine will perform the traditional Japanese art live in English on April 18 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.   The performance is jointly sponsored by the Lyric and the Japan America Society of Kentucky.   Katsura Sunshine performing in Japan (Photo from Wikimedia...

WoodSongs celebrates 700th broadcast with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show at the Lyric

Special to KyForward   The idea was born while Michael Johnathon was listening to the radio during a long drive in the mid-west while on tour 13 years ago.   The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show on Jan. 28 will celebrate WoodSongs' 700th broadcast. “I remember driving across Iowa that Saturday afternoon,” says Johnathon from his log cabin home outside of Lexington. “I was sort of listening...