Arts and Culture Writer, Lexington Herald Leader
tumblr.com — We visited Apres Vous Boutique Tuesday night to see a play, of course. This is, after all, the On the Verge theater troupe that specializes in site-specific productions. And what better place to stage Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Life, Love, and What I Wore than a clothing boutique.
copiousnotes.bloginky.com — Violinist Benjamin Beilman, guitarist Jason Vieaux, and the Escher String Quartet will bring a youthful vibe to the seventh annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Memorial Day Weekend at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Rounding out the lineup are pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, who have served as the event's artistic directors since its inception in 2007.
npr.org — It frankly doesn't sound like much of a rallying cry, but in a recent essay for London's Guardian newspaper, British pianist James Rhodes is encouraging folks to "commit suicide by creativity." And what method of self-murder does he advocate? Playing classical music.
kentucky.com — The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra leaves Wednesday on a 12-day concert trip in China, with its last concert scheduled for the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The centre, which is sometimes referred to as The Giant Egg is a glass dome surrounded by a man-made lake.
rollingstone.com — Perhaps these men, the Rolling Stones, should not be here, at this time in their lives, doing this - doing it so well and so scarily. It is a Friday afternoon, late April, in a rehearsal space the size of a large garage, on the outskirts of Burbank, California.
theatlantic.com — NPR staffer Susan Stamberg in her office in 1979 (Barry Thumma/Reuters) What makes NPR reporters' names so particularly mellifluous? There's that pleasing alliteration--Allison Aubrey, Louisa Lim, Carl Kassell, Susan Stamberg. And it's hard to match those mouth-filling double-barrelled names. Think Ofeibia Quist-Arcton, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, Chana Joffe-Walt, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Dina Temple-Raston, Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
sportsonearth.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Oh, no. The road toward the rest of the Triple Crown looks strewn with unusual amounts of hope and excitement. How daunting. Everybody with any horse sense knows the peril of carrying hope and excitement from Louisville to Baltimore and New York, but this time the hope and the excitement already have begun runnething-overing.
lexingtontattooproject.wordpress.com — The final phrase assigned as a tattoo was initially excluded from the options to choose from for two reasons: We thought that no one would want to get inked with the name of the poet We thought that Bianca would feel weird about having her name permanently on another person's skin We mentioned these points as we shared statistics during the Meet & Greet in February.
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