Who’s attending the Derby Eve party Friday night in Louisville, hosted by Vanity Fair will probably remain a mystery until it happens, but plenty of other parties have shared their list of celebrities.
Hunter Hayes was still in his teens when he began work on his debut album. Now 24, and returning to Lexington Saturday, he says his next album will focus on life changes most people experience in their early 20s.
White House reporters got an unexpected showing of “The West Wing” Friday afternoon as actress Allison Janney reprised her TV role as White House press secretary C. J. Cregg — if only for a few minutes.
Though Christopher Weed’s Origins, the public art project on Oliver Lewis Way, was lit earlier this month, the grand illumination celebration is Friday night. Weed created the six glowing sculptures as an homage to the Distillery District that the bridge overlooks.
Karyn Czar is different things to different people in Lexington. To radio listeners, she is reporter for WUKY-FM 91.3. But theater audiences know Czar as prolific actress who specializes in comic character roles.
When Parisian Marc Puil opened Le Deauville 13 years ago, it was a first for Lexington: a restaurant dedicated to the culinary traditions of Puil’s homeland. It might not have been the temple of Gallic gastronomy that is Daniel in New York City or Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas, but it was a novelty for Lexington, and diners flocked here.
You can tell a lot about a movie’s quality, and a director’s instincts, by the way a protagonist falls off a chair. In the wobbly film version of the Dave Eggers novel A Hologram for the King, Tom Hanks plays an American businessman at odds with the furniture, the business customs and the cultural mores of Saudi Arabia.
It was 20 years ago this summer that Alejandro Escovedo introduced himself to Lexington by way of a Saturday evening performance at the long defunct Lynagh’s Music Club (now Cosmic Charlie’s). Built around his then-current album With These Hands, the show began with chamber-style reflection and wound up with an Iggy Pop-inspired rock ‘n’ roll brawl.
On the heels of riveting productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and 33 Variations, AthensWest Theatre closes its inaugural season with Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, an rollickingly entertaining, small-scale, bluegrass-twinged musical based on J.M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World.
A Cure for Loneliness comes to us on the heels of Peter Wolf’s 70th birthday. While the record (Wolf’s eighth solo album) isn’t likely to trigger any kind of commercial rebirth at this late stage of his career, its music is a rich testament to just how scholarly Wolf’s roots music-command remains.
Not every college experience includes fall and spring trips to the racetrack. But students at colleges and universities around the region frequent Keeneland, and a corps of college ambassadors are encouraging more to come out.
A sign of the times was posted throughout Rupp Arena last night, a curious testament to the staying power of Pearl Jam. It read thus: “Due to the nature of moshing and body surfing, we ask that you refrain from such activities due to the injuries that could occur.”
The Patriots picked up two new targets for Tom Brady — or whoever is playing quarterback for them when the season starts — while also adding a lineman with a long football pedigree on Day 3 of the NFL draft.
At James Taylor's Sunday night concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., the singer-songwriter led the crowd in a chorus of Prince's "Purple Rain." It was one of many tributes across the nation to the late pop icon, who died Thursday at his Minnesota home, by his fellow musicians.
James Taylor and audience sing 'Purple Rain' at Rupp Arena
Jordan Smith sings national anthem at UK game
Fans enjoyed Rolex Cross Country event despite rain