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Lexington Rhapsody: Local officials, celebrities give Queen their best shot

Recognize any of these Lexingtonians doing car karaoke to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?

Classic Rock 92.1, public officials and local Lexington celebrities sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the way to the Picnic with the Pops.
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Classic Rock 92.1, public officials and local Lexington celebrities sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the way to the Picnic with the Pops.

If you missed the annual Lexington Philharmonic Picnic with the Pops concert on Saturday, you missed a lot of great music by Queen.

And then there was this.

LM Communications talked Lexington public officials, local celebrities and event sponsors into re-creating the classic “Wayne’s World” sketch, singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their cars as they drove (carefully) around the city.

Participants included:

Classic Rock 92.1’s Kelli Gates, Charlie Kendall and Max Corona;

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr;

Matthew Laurance of ESPN Sports Radio 1300AM/92.5FM and Lexington Councilwoman Amanda Bledsoe;

Lynn Martin & Leah Martin, LM Communications owners;

Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and Sgt. Donnell Gordon;

2019 Miss Kentucky Alex Francke and Crinda Francke;

Former UK basketball player Ravi Moss and his wife, Larkin;

Mandy & Jimmy – Hits 106.3 Morning team;

Tamara Bowen, Steve Grossman, Robin Shliakhau, Dawn Moscoe, Kim Hacker and Ashley Campbell from Hilliard Lyons;

Tony Ricci and David Johnson of Tony’s Steaks & Seafood;

Josh Hicks & Greg Funfsinn of Hicks & Funfsinn;

Superintendent Manny Caulk and Frank Coffey of the Fayette County Public Schools;

Firefighters Steve Buxton and Robert Lutz;

Mayor Linda Gorton, Craig Cammack & Laura Hatfield;

Terri & Alan Stein.

LM’s Kerri Stein edited the video, including bonus footage at the end. The video aired during intermission at the concert at Keeneland on Saturday.

Janet Patton covers restaurants, bars, food and bourbon for the Herald-Leader. She is an award-winning business reporter who also has covered agriculture, gambling, horses and hemp.
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