"Untitled" (2008) by Beverly Baker. Color pencil and graphite on paper, 23 x 29 inches.
Last week, Chase Martin and Phillip March Jones of Lexington's Institute 193 gathered the work of a dozen or so Kentucky artists and hit the road for New York City. Their destination? The annual Outsider Art Fair.
It's not every day you go to a concert featuring musicians who have been recently risking their lives on the battlefield. Such is the life of members of the pipes and drums of the Black Watch of the community of Fife in Scotland.
In April of 20-11, the musical, Catch Me If You Can, opened on Broadway for a run of only five months. The show, based on the 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is on a nationwide tour that includes five shows in Lexington.
Lexington's Lyric Theatre now hosts the Monday night tapings of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.
Within the last two weeks, The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour has marked two milestones. On January 21st, the 13-year-old show moved from its longtime home base of Lexington's Kentucky Theatre to the recently-remodeled Lyric Theatre.
Director and choreographer John de los Santos and mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian practice a tango for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra's production of Astor Piazolla's "María de Buenos Aires" at the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 29, 2013. The production runs at the same location Feb. 1 to 3.
For sixteen years, Beth Kirchner was the Artistic Director for the Woodford Theatre before resigning to pursue other interests. Recently, another area theater regular and friend of Beth's, Trish Clark, was appointed as interim director of the Community Theatre in Versailles. One of Clark's first tasks upon assuming the position was to find a director for the currect production of Driving Miss Daisy, which, Beth Kirchner admits, is one of her favorite plays.
If you look for a definition of the word "classic," you come up with, "something that has stood the test of time." What we call "classical music" comes from a European-derived reverence for music Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. But where does timeless ethnic music of other cultures fit in?
While the Lexington Ballet's home is based downtown, more and more they are traveling the area to bring ballet to a wider audience. This week, the EKU Center for the Arts will host the ballet's performance of Cinderella. Arts Weekly's Roger Duvall caught up with the Artistic Director of the ballet, Luis Dominguez.
The character Ken, played by Marshall Manley, of Lexington, remembered a moment from his childhood triggered by the freshly painted red canvas during the Red dress rehearsal at the Actors Guild in Lexington on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Photo by Briana Scroggins.