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Kentucky kids at heart of what Stoops calls his top class

kentucky.com — As Kentucky coaches are meeting with prospects from places like Ohio, Florida and Georgia, they're helping those recruits map out a four-year plan.
Feb 04, 2016

Kentucky kids at the heart of what Mark Stoops calls his best class. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 04, 2016

Cats coach Vince Marrow on in-state talent leading 2016 class. It’s "unreal what Kentucky had this year.” kentucky.com/sports/college…

Kentucky’s Thompson not quite the me she wants to be

kentucky.com — The old Janee Thompson zips across the court and flies toward the ball. The old Janee Thompson streaks into a passing lane and fires a pass down the floor for a layup. The new Janee Thompson watches and waits.
Feb 03, 2016

UK's Thompson still trying to get back to player she once was as she prepares for return to site of gruesome injury. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 04, 2016

Pregame reading for you: Thompson still trying to get back to her old self, is returning to site of horrific injury. kentucky.com/sports/college…

UK football notebook: Making it out of junior-college ranks helps new Cats form fast bond

kentucky.com — Even before any of them have played in a Kentucky jersey, Tate Leavitt feels a special connection with many of his new UK teammates. As the offensive linemen met with a collection of media on Thursday, Leavitt looked to his left at fellow newcomer Naquez Pringle and smiled.
Jan 31, 2016

UK football notebook: Making it out of junior college ranks helps Cats’ newcomers form fast bond. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 31, 2016

Also: Gunnar Hoak now playing for a QB coach he turned down; Tate Leavitt on being recruited by two Stoops brothers. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 31, 2016

Some potential UK Athletics wish list items include “Hall of Fame Plaza” near Memorial Coliseum and a fan shop. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Freshmen’s growing pains evident in Kentucky women’s losses

kentucky.com — After another close loss, another game in which Kentucky had a near-double-digit lead but couldn't hold it, Matthew Mitchell used the phrase "it's not an effort issue, it's an experience issue." It has been quite the season of experiences for Kentucky freshmen Batouly Camara, Maci Morris and Taylor Murray.
Jan 31, 2016

UK women: Growing pains of freshmen are evident in Cats’ losses this season. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Met Principal Conductor to Leave for Italy Post

wsj.com — Fabio Luisi, the principal conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, will be leaving that post next year as he prepares for a new role as music director of an opera house and festival in Italy. Mr. Luisi, 57 years old, has played an important role at the Met in recent years, particularly when the opera company's longtime music director, James Levine, was sidelined by ill health.
Jan 29, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi to Leave for Italy Post wsj.com/articles/met-p…

Jan 29, 2016

RT @smithjenBK: Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi to Leave for Italy Post wsj.com/articles/met-p…

Jan 29, 2016

RT @smithjenBK: Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi to Leave for Italy Post wsj.com/articles/met-p…

Kentucky’s Akhator is take charge kind of player

kentucky.com — Both eyes squeezed tightly closed, Batouly Camara falls backward and hopes to hear a whistle. "I used to fall before they hit me," Kentucky's freshman forward said laughing. "That's happened a couple games, I'd fall and I'd open my eyes and no one is there."
Jan 27, 2016

Kentucky's Akhator is take-charge kind of player. Literally. She's taken 24 this season, including five in one game. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 28, 2016

UK's Akhator is take-charge kind of player. Literally. She’s taken 24 already this season, including 5 in one game. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Kentucky-Vanderbilt notes: Radio show host apologizes for comments about UK’s Epps

kentucky.com — A longtime Knoxville sports radio personality apologized Wednesday for disparaging remarks he made about Kentucky star Makayla Epps this week on his show. The morning after the Cats' 64-63 comeback victory over Tennessee in Memorial Coliseum, WNML "Sports Animal" host Jeff Jacoby went on a rant about Epps, who scored 14 points in the third quarter to help UK get back in the game.
Jan 27, 2016

Kentucky-Vanderbilt notes: Radio show host apologizes for comments about UK’s Epps kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 28, 2016

UK notes: Radio host tells Herald-Leader he’s sorry for what he said about Kentucky’s Makayla Epps. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 28, 2016

Other notes: Updates on Janee Thompson’s ankle and status for Vandy game tonight; Jakubcova’s attitude adjustment. kentucky.com/sports/college…

New York Philharmonic Names Jaap van Zweden Its Next Music Director

wsj.com — The New York Philharmonic announced Wednesday that it has passed the baton to a new music director: Jaap van Zweden, a Dutch-born conductor who currently leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. van Zweden will succeed Alan Gilbert, the orchestra's music director since September 2009, who plans to step down at the close of the 2016-17 season.
Jan 27, 2016

The next music director of the New York Philharmonic: Jaap van Zweden on.wsj.com/1VrisMM via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

The NYPhil's new maestro Jaap van Zweden is described as a "ferocious fundraiser" and a musical taskmaster. on.wsj.com/1VrisMM via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

RT @MissySullivanNY: The NYPhil's new maestro Jaap van Zweden is described as a "ferocious fundraiser" and a musical taskmaster. on.wsj.com/1VrisMM via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

Passing the Baton at the Phil: The next conductor will be Jaap van Zweden, currently at the Dallas Symphony on.wsj.com/1VrisMM via @WSJ

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Carnegie Hall’s Next Season to Feature Venetian Music, Steve Reich Residency

wsj.com — The coming season at Carnegie Hall will span centuries and continents, from a citywide festival celebrating Venetian music and culture to a residency by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Steve Reich. The 2016-2017 season, announced Tuesday, will open on Oct. 6 with an all-Stravinsky program by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
Jan 26, 2016

Carnegie Hall’s next season features Venetian music, Steve Reich residency on.wsj.com/1VoBa7D via @WSJ

Kentucky holds off Tennessee charge, wins 64-63

kentucky.com — Follow along live Monday evening as Jennifer Smith and Mark Story of the Herald-Leader tweet live updates from courtside during the University of Kentucky's women's basketball game against Tennessee in Memorial Coliseum.
Jan 25, 2016

My (not good) at buzzer story from Kentucky’s 64-63 win over Tennessee. I’ll try to give you a better one in a bit. kentucky.com/sports/college…

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Feb 03, 2016

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Feb 03, 2016

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Feb 03, 2016

The Guggenheim stages a retrospective of Fischli and Weiss’s work on.wsj.com/1mcZqh9 via @WSJ

Feb 03, 2016

APNewsBreak: NYC vets public-info requests for 'sensitivity' apne.ws/1VL9ytN

Feb 03, 2016

Pavarotti’s Central Park pad relists for a discounted $10.5 million on.wsj.com/1JY9oi5 via @WSJ

Feb 02, 2016

Re: earlier Pete Seeger tweet. Saw the obit on a friend's feed and it struck a chord at a time of other losses. Nothing more.


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