Chas Allen, on of the four men who participated in the violent robbery of rare books from the Transylvania University special collection library, and Blake Jenner, who plays Allen in "American Animals" the movie about the heist, talk about the film.
"American Animals" director says he was attracted to the story of the robbery of rare books from the Transylvania University special collections library because the four college-age perpetrators were so unlike people who usually commit similar crimes.
After four editions, the Moontower music festival has closed, due to finances. Despite some good outings, the Lexington event suffered from logistical problems and low turnout, leaving insurmountable deficits.
Lexington native Ben Sollee has two very different engagements coming up this summer, collaborating with Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams at the Forecastle Festival and as artist-in-residence at the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington.
Rupp Arena announced Monday that A Perfect Circle, including members of Tool and Smashing Pumpkins, will come to Lexington on Nov. 3 on the band's tour behind its first album in 14 years, "Eat the Elephant."
The Wooks return to the Festival of the Bluegrass June 8 with a new lineup and a new album in the works, which the group has been recording at Rick's Main Street Studio in Clay City with Chris Stapleton bassist J.T. Cure.
For its first indoor edition at Rupp Arena, Red, White & Boom features a cross-generational lineup of headliners Chris Young, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith; up-and-comers Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde.
Red, White & Boom, the popular Lexington country music festival presented by WBUL-FM 98.1, is moving from its home of the past several years at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to Rupp Arena. It will be Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
"American Animals," the movie about the 2004 heist at the Transylvania University special collections library by four students, is set to open in major markets on Friday, but will not open in Lexington until June 22.
University of Kentucky public radio station WUKY-FM was in its offices at McVey Hall for nearly 80 years. This year, the station moved to a new home off campus in the former Saint Claire Recording Company building on the outskirts of Lexington.
The Lexington Opera House announced its 2018-19 Broadway Live season Tuesday night with new titles to Lexington including "Kinky Boots," "Finding Neverland" and "Something Rotten." There were also two more Broadway titles and the Variety Live season.
The Lexington Philharmonic closed music director Scott Terrell's ninth season with Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 5," a work Terrell said he had been waiting to program, and cellist Joseph Johnson on selections from Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."
Lexington Latin teacher Claire Bishop finished second in the 'Jeopardy!' teachers tournament. The Tates Creek High School teacher had strong showings, but Kansas City, Missouri second grade teacher Larry Martin won the event.