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Almost Time: UK Opera Theatre presents 24th annual production ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing!’

Only a few more days remain before the sounds of some of Billboard and Broadway’s most beloved songs fill the campus. Guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in your seats, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents the 24th annual production of “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” June 10-19, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Executive Producer and Music Director Everett McCorvey...

UK Symphony Orchestra and Choirs close season with Beethoven’s Ninth, Stravinsky Violin Concerto

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky’s Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will close their season with the “symphony to end all symphonies” Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The concert, which also includes music by Igor Stravinsky performed with soloist and Lexington native Nathan Cole, will begin 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Singletary Center...

Lexington Philharmonic’s 55th season features works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms

The Lexington Philharmonic’s 55th season celebrates music as the collaborative force of the human spirit that inspires reflection, ecstasy and profundity and will feature masterworks of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, contemporary works by Grammy-Award winning composer Stephen Paulus and Christopher Theofanidis are also scheduled. “Programs are centered around music’s power to shape...

Grammy Award winning Old Crow Medicine Show comes to Singletary Center for two shows

Old Crow Medicine Show is coming to the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts for two nights this week. The Grammy Award-winning country music group will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and will follow with a sold-out performance Thursday, March 31. Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 in New York state and north through Canada, winning audiences...

Favorite of Seinfeld and Letterman, Brian Regan set for appearance at Singletary Center

Comedian Brian Regan, one of the nation’s most popular comedians, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. A favorite comedian of Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan is not only popular with comedians and audiences alike, but he is also making history. Brian Regan, who will be at the Singletary Center on Thursday, is a favorite of Jerry...

Multimedia shares the stage with LexiPhil at February’s Beyond the Score: Scheherazade

Multimedia shares the stage on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016during the Lexington Philharmonic’s presentation of Beyond the Score: Scheherazade at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. For newcomers to classical music and longtime aficionados alike, the highly acclaimed Beyond the Score series from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra opens the door to the creation process of symphonic repertoire...

UK Art Museum exhibits showcase Kentucky’s ‘King of Chairs,’ American street photography

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   This untitled image is from Van Deren Coke’s ‘Georgetown Street’ series taken in Lexington. It is part of ‘Other Streets: Photographs from the Collection’ exhibit at the Art Museum at UK through July 26. The museum now offers free admission. (Photos from UKNow)   There is still time to see the first three exhibitions mounted...

Singletary Center splits its season between Signature Series and chamber music events

Troy Andrews, known as Trombone Shorty, on left, brings his Orleans Avenue ‘supafunkrock’ sound to the opening of Singletary’s Signature Series on Friday, Sept. 12. (Photo from TS/Facebook)   Unlike other university performance halls devoted either entirely to campus groups or outside artists, the Singletary Center for the Arts at the edge of the University of Kentucky campus...

Trombone Shorty to bring Supafunkrock to the Bluegrass in September, kickoffs season

(Photo provided)   The University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts will kickoff its 2014-2015 season with an artist inspired by such a unique blend of musical genres that he dubbed it a whole new sound.   Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets for Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue...

Legendary tap dancer, choreographer returns for an exclusive Kentucky STePz performance

Savion Glover and the Otherz (Photo from SG Productions)   The University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts will welcome back Tony award-winning performer and choreographer Savion Glover to campus in an exclusive Kentucky performance of STePz.   Glover will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Singletary Center Concert Hall.   Savion Glover (Photo from Broadway...

UK Singletary Signature Series brings world-class singers, musicians, dancers to Lexington

Lang Lang performing at Royal Albert Hall in London (Photo from langlang.com)   The University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts kicks off their Singletary Signature Series with up-and-coming soul singer Mayer Hawthorne in a season that also includes performances by icons in tap, jazz and classical music.   The 2013-14 season will open this September with singer/songwriter Mayer...

Campus trail showcases UK students’ talents alongside work from professional sculptors

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   In an effort to showcase the talents of some of the university’s best sculpture students, as well as sculpture as an art form, University of Kentucky’s School of Art and Visual Studies teamed up with the Art Museum at UK to bring the campus community a sculpture trail this year. The trail running the length of Avenue of Champions features more...