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Tickets on sale for Lyric reopening in Lexington

Tickets for the grand opening ceremony at the renovated Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center went on sale Friday.

According to Mayor Jim Newberry's office, the tickets are $25 and $50 and can be purchased through the Downtown Arts Center at 141 East Main Street or by visiting http://lexarts.tix.com.

The reopening ceremony will be Oct. 30. Festivities include a VIP reception and tour from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Lyric stage will feature performances by Miki Howard; Bianca Spriggs and Ben Sollee; Tee Dee Young and Scandalous; the Agape Theatre Troupe; and Nikky Finney who will present a commemorative poem.

With the $6 million renovation, the Lyric, located at Elm Tree Lane and Third Street, will open for the first time since 1963.

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