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Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center announces search for new executive director

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center recently announced the opening of the search for a new executive director. The search will be led by a committee comprised of Lyric Board members, with the assistance of nonprofit consultant Lee Ellen Martin. The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the organization, including fundraising, arts and cultural programming,...

International Museum of the Horse hosts community History Harvests for African American equestrians

The International Museum of the Horse is pleased to announce two upcoming opportunities to preserve the legacy of African Americans in the equine industry. History Harvests will be held on April 13 from 9 a.m. until noon, and on May 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The events will take place at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, at 300 East 3rd Street in Lexington. The events provide opportunities...

Dayton Contemporary Dance brings ‘mixed bill’ of choreography to Lexington’s Lyric

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company performing Shed (Photo by Jeffrey Sabo/DCDC Facebook)   An African-American dance troupe rooted in Dayton, Ohio for more than 40 years will brings its tradition to Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.   The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, founded in 1968 by the late Jeraldyne Blunden, is “rooted...

Hall of Fame jazz icon and homeboy Les McCann in concert at The Lyric in October

On Friday, Oct. 18, the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center will present a special “homecoming” concert featuring one of Lexington’s favorite cultural sons – the iconic jazz pianist, vocalist and composer, Les McCann.   Known as one of the “godfathers” of soul jazz, McCann is recognized as a founding force for the genre generally known as jazz funk which emerged in the mid-1960s.   This...

Roots and Heritage Festival at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre returns for day of culture, art

  A day-long festival of art, heritage and culture will take place Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center.   The Roots and Heritage Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with a walking tour of the Historic East End with local historian Yvonne Giles. On the tour, walkers will learn where the Memorial Art Garden is planned to expand, about the development...