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    UPCOMING TROUBADOUR SHOWS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE:

    To order tickets to any of these shows, just click on the picture!

     

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    April 2015

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    Sunday, April 19 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Monday, April 20 – 6:45 pm

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    BEN SOLLEE is Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Solleeâs music is difficult to pin down. Itâs Benâs quality of narrative and presence on stage that unifies his musical influences. This past year Ben has performed at Carnegie Hall, wrote the score for the documentary film ‘Maidentrip’, toured for two weeks in Europe and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet.  www.bensollee.com

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    THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances. Since the group’s inception in late 2007, the group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 1,000 pieces of music both expected and unexpected to come from a cello. The Cello Project’s stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players.  https://portlandcelloproject.com/

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Tuesday, April 21 – 12 Noon

    Second Class Citizens Luncheon and Recognition Ceremony

    This event is free and open to the public!  Call (859) 246-2060 to RSVP.

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    Thursday, April 23 – 7:00PM

    Partners for Youth presents:

    Spotlight on Youth

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    Sunday, April 26 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, April 26 – 7:00PM

    CKYO Live at The Lyric: Jazz Arts and Jazz Repertory Orchestras

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    For tickets, call The Lyric Box Office at (859) 280-2218 or

    purchase online by clicking here.

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    Monday, April 27 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    CELTIC AIRE is the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of five Airmen musicians from The United States Air Force Bandâs Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force.  In addition to community relations concerts in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area, this small ensemble regularly performs at official functions for military and civilian leaders. In 2009, Celtic Aire deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a  part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The band has developed a large repertoire of Celtic folk songs, Irish reels and jigs, pub songs, and even cover versions of pop songs. Their latest release ‘As I Roved Out’.  www.facebook.com/CelticAire

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    LEROY TROY AND THE TENNESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND are a “blast from the past” band. They are five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth anchored by Leroy Troy, “The Tennessee Slicker,” who has performed his astounding old time banjo act since the 1980’s and was a featured player on hit TV show Hee Haw. Their latest CD is ‘Lester’s Loafin’ Lounge’. www.tennesseemafiajugband.com

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Wednesday, April 29 – 6:30PM

    Keeneland Library Lecture Series: Pellom McDaniels III

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    At the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, Pellom McDaniels III will present his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. A member of the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, McDaniels used many resources at the Keeneland Library in his exhaustive research about the famous African-American jockey. Murphy, who was from Central Kentucky, won three runnings of the Kentucky Derby in the late 1800s. He is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park. A reception and book-signing with McDaniels follow the presentation.

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    May 2015

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    Sunday, May 3 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Monday, May 4 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    TOM PAXTON is a legendary songwriter. Paxton headed to Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, just in time to join Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joan Baez and other troubadours who took over coffeehouse stages â and took on the world. Paxton has been raising his rich voice in song ever since, carrying on the folk tradition with passion, wit and grace. Tom received a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards. He is considered one of the great songwriters of the last century and will be reckoned as one of the greats in this new century, as well. He’s celebrating the release of his 62nd (or so) album, ‘Redemption Road’.  www.tompaxton.com

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    SAM GLEAVES was raised in Wythe County in southwest Virginia, where he has sung his entire life.  Samâs performances combine traditional ballads, dance tunes, original songs and the stories that surround the music. Sam earned a degree in Folklore from Berea College and has performed throughout the United States and internationally. He’s released a debut album of contemporary Appalachian songs called ‘Ain’t We Brothers’ .  www.samgleaves.com

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, May 9 – 7:00PM

    The Annual Les McCann Juke Joint!

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    Join us for a night of stellar jazz from the legendary Les McCann and his friend, musical phenom Javon Jackson. Joining these men of international acclaim are Lexington’s own ‘blues brothers': Tee Dee Young & Band.

    To purchase tickets, call The Lyric Box Office at (859) 280-2218 or

    purchase online by clicking here.

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    Sunday, May 10 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, May 10 – 7PM

    The Ohio Players Tribute Band

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    Monday, May 11 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both bands TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Grandma Lee

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    A finalist from America’s Got Talent!
    Grandma Lee will electrify the stage from the moment she bursts from the starting gate until she crosses the finish line in a blaze of glory. This sassy senior has mastered the art of entertaining audiences of all ages with unorthodox views of family, television and life in general. She may shock you with colorful use of the English language although few find it offensive.
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    DD RAINBOW was hatched in Lexington, Kentucky as the baby of five where she lived her teenage life as a Youth-At-Risk in and out of Juvenile Delinquent court systems. RAINBOW has a Masters degree in Fine Arts (MFA) for Television, Film & Theatre in Media Studies. In addition to being an award winning Mistress of Ceremonies, Radio Broadcast Announcer and Professional Stand-Up Comic, she’s also a published Playwright and a multi-talented story teller.

    This comical chameleon illustrates the Healing Power of Comedy by revealing a unique way of how to promote Health & Wellness through education and entertainment creating her own Edutainment company called Rainbow Attractions which empowers by adding humor to a not so funny story.

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    Sunday, May 17 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Monday, May 18 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both artists TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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  • Gallery Hours

    Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Group Tours available by appointment, to schedule call (859) 280-2201 or email at officeassistant@lexingtonlyric.com

     

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    February 6, 2014 – June 6, 2015
    “Headliners in History: Portraits of African-American Icons”

    Local painter Agustin Zarate, a native of Mexico, acknowledges the influences cultural groups share with one another and aims to fuse the vibrant colors of his native land into the portraits of African American visionaries whose services have forever enhanced history. This exhibit consists of 23 acrylic painted portraits of both regionally and internationally noted icons including: Les McCann, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Murphy and Muhammad Ali, among other recognizable faces and local dignitaries.

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    March 20, 2014 – June 8, 2015
    “Art + Fashion + Sustainability”

    What The Lexington Fashion Collaborative (LFC) began as a collection of materials from local businesses by which designers created garments and sets, has now become an event focused on the bigger picture of sustainability via a conversation about art & fashion as follows:

    An Eco-art & Fashion Exhibit – The LFC in association with UK students produce a fashion show presented at the annual Beaux Arts Ball. Pieces created for this show along with local sustainability themed art and installations will be exhibited to stir awareness and education.

    A sustainability conference – Local leaders and partner agencies are invited to participate in this Earth Day Conference to focus on a culture and mentality that has created social and economic hardships but which can be reversed through discussion and action of reclaim and reuse neighborhood initiatives. This annual event formerly known as The Neighborhood Series Exhibit is now an expanded event presented as Art + Fashion + Sustainability.