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Economic transition continues in Eastern Kentucky through arts and culture with endowment gift

Art and culture will continue to help spur the revitalization of Eastern Kentucky with the help of a new endowment gift that will fund a full-time position to lead the long-running Higher Ground community theater project, housed at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The endowment, made possible by entrepreneur and philanthropist Brook Smith, will fund an executive director position...

Finalists announced for Prize for Women Playwrights, winner gets Lexington premiere

(Photo provided)   Three playwrights have been named finalists for the 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights presented by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.   Selected from a pool of more than 300 submissions, this year’s finalists and their plays are:   ยท “The Silent Woman,” the strange, true tale of a painter who lived with an effigy of an ex-lover and coaxes his...