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    UPCOMING TROUBADOUR SHOWS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE:

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    Sunday, August 23 – 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, August 24 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper, just to name to name a few.  His latest ‘I Ain’t Lyin’ is all Charlie – original tunes penned by this Grammy winning master that resonate with the South itself – rising from the Mississippi, crossing the levy, dancing through the streets and cutting to the heart of all that matters.

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    GILL LANDRY is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. After cutting his musical teeth busking in New Orleans and chewing up half of America, he started writing songs about it; interpreting life from the curb up. Gill’s self titled third album is his first on the ATO label, but he is not new to the family. He’s played guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and been a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show since 2004. Although Gill’s music is influenced by some of the same sources as Old Crow, from Dylan to old delta blues songsters, his music is very much his own.

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

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    Friday, August 28 – 6:00 PM

    University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center on Aging Presents:

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    This event is free and open to the public but reservations must be made.  Please call (859) 323-2499 to make reservations.

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    Friday, August 28 – 8:00PM

    Pride Community Service Organization Presents:

    Pride Community Prom

    Adult Pride Prom

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    Saturday, August 29 @ 3PM

    University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center on Aging Presents

    Mama’s Girls

     G Davis Plays Mammas Girls

    This event is free and open to the public but reservations must be made.  Please call (859) 323-2499 to make reservations.

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    Monday, August 31 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    THE MAVERICKS merge traditional country with traditional rock & roll. The band became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early ’90s. Led by songwriter Raul Malo, the legendary group have released their brand new album, ‘Mono’ that is actually recorded in MONO instead of STEREO. They have started a worldwide concert tour called the Mono Mundo Tour to celebrate the release and come to WoodSongs loaded with new songs and hits.  Raul Malo remains the lead singer of the band, his voice easily navigating country, rockabilly, Latino and even opera.

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    WHITNEY ROSE is a special guest on the show as requested by Raul Malo himself, who produced her new album”Heartbreaker of the Year.” Whitney is a powerful Canadian artist first met the Mavericks when she was booked to open for them in Toronto, and they were suitably impressed enough to ask her to join them for their entire 2014 cross-Canada tour. WoodSongs fans are in for a powerful night of country music on this special event broadcast taping!

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

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    Tuesday, September 1 – 7:00PM

    Virgo Birthday Bash

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    Saturday, September 5 – 8:00PM

    Virgo Birthday Bash

    Tickets for this show can also be purchased through the Lyric Box Office by clicking on the flyer!

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    Monday, September 7 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    TOMMY EMMANUEL is arguably one of the most exciting, brilliant and powerful guitar masters on earth. Walking in the legacy of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and many others Tommy has dazzled audiences worldwide with his sheer mastery of the instrument. WoodSongs is excited to welcome back our friend for his sixth appearance on our broadcast as we help Tommy celebrate the release of his brand new album, “It’s Never Too Late.” This is a show not to be missed. Tickets are being sold exclusively by the Lyric Theatre for this special event, call 859-280-2218 after 1PM.

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

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    Thursday, September 10 – 6:45PM

    Kentucky Women Writers Conference: Sonia Sanchez

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    This event is FREE and open to the public!

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    Monday, September 14 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both bands TBD!

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

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    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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    June 22, 2015 – August 7, 2015
    “La Pasion Del Arte Latino”

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    ‘La Pasion Del Arte Latino’ is an exhibition featuring latin artists from four different countries. These artists share the same passion for the over-arching importance of the arts and provides a cross-cultural reference that naturally builds a conscious awareness of a new culture and deeper understanding.

    ‘This exhibition symbolizes a major shift as it allows us all to adhere and experience the indigenous, native wisdoms and spiritual ancestry that moves in and through every piece of our art and through our community. As it becomes more and more necessary to use what we have been given in this life with deep appreciation and efficiency, we can make the world a better place to live, and enjoy together. This exhibit creates a certain energy from the passions of these artists, beautiful horizons to imagine as a community and a resourcefulness, resiliency and brilliance not only in these works of art but also in the dedicated lives of each artist. The richness and revelation to the true necessity of passion, creates in everyone new communication through the universal language of art,’ exhibit organizer Enrique Gonzalez explains.

    This exhibit features work from:

    Mercedes Harn (Peru)

    Adan Utrera (Mexico)

    Soreyda Benedit-Begley (Honduras)

    Luis Angel-Ayala (Mexico)

    Enrique Gonzalez (Brazil/Venezuela)

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    June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015
    “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods”

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    Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY.

    This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from:

    Kirsti Anderssen

    Marta Dorton

    Liz Foley

    Cristina Igelmo

    Natalia Ilieva

    Erica Meuser

    Cathy Vigor

    Carolynne Weber

    Stephen Wiggins

    “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art.

    The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others.

    The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation.

    2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began.

    The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork.

    Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.