Credit courtesy of Sid Webb. / Michael Breeding Media.
A documentary revives the memory of a 19th century Kentuckian who led the fight against slavery in the south. The film, titled “Cassius Clay, an Audacious American” was created by Lexington Film maker Michael Breeding. Breeding says interest in the abolitionist is growing.
Spin-offs are not exclusive to television sit-coms. A four-year old music festival called Boomslang has prompted multiple spin-offs, all of which take place this weekend in Lexington. Here with a preview of Boomslang and this weekend’s other events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. He spoke with WEKU reporter Charles Compton.
CARROLLTON – Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, his wife, Madeline, and the Kentucky State Parks kicked off a series of celebrations Friday as General Butler State Resort Park and five other resort parks commemorated the 50th anniversary of the opening of their lodges. “Several generations of Kentuckians and out-of-state guests have enjoyed these resorts since 1962,” Abramson said in a park system news release. “These are great places for families to visit and I’m proud to be able to help these six Kentucky State Resort Parks celebrate this milestone.”
It’s an old joke among musicians. After a sub-standard performance, one tells the other, you better keep your day job. It’s advice the women of Sugartree say they’re sure to follow; each has a career outside of music. And those day jobs limit their travels, a bit.
A story told this weekend at the Balagula Theater in downtown Lexington is about a woman who can’t get away from crazy men. Here with a preview of “Bug” and this weekend’s other events is reporter Rich Copley. Rich, who covers the arts for the Lexington Herald Leader, spoke with WEKU’s Charles Compton.
The first weekend during the fall months is set aside for some digging around a historic site. It’s tabbed ‘Archaeology Days’ at White Hall in Madison County. White Hall was the home to Cassius Marcellus Clay, a major general in the Union Army, an ambassador to Russia, and a friend to Abe Lincoln. The archaeological digs there are coordinated by Jon Endonino with Eastern Kentucky University.
The Kentucky Opera announced today that the organization ended the year with a budget surplus. This is the third season under general director David Roth that the Opera has come out ahead. The season was marked by controversy over how the Opera filled its orchestra pit during the prolonged labor dispute between Louisville Orchestra musicians and management. That controversy, which included labor protests during the spring production of "The Merry Widow," apparently had little impact on the Opera's bottom line.
The members of Louisville rock band My Morning Jacket appear in a new campaign by non-profit Earthjustice that opposes mountaintop removal coal mining. Earthjustice's Mountain Heroes campaign includes photos and videos submitted by people who are against the controversial form of surface mining.