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    UPCOMING TROUBADOUR SHOWS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE:

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    March 2015

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    Saturday, March 21 – 6:00PM

    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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    PLEASE NOTE: 

    THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SERVICE FOR THE KINGDOM CENTER ON SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015.

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    Monday, March 23 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour 800th Broadcast!

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    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL is the legendary Austin based 9-time Grammy winning Band led by the dynamic Ray Benson. For over 40 years Asleep at the Wheel have been carrying the traditions of Bob Wills across generations and the into the 21st century. The band latest CD is a spectacular tribute to this legacy, called ‘Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.”

    BOB WILLS: Widely considered “The King of Western Swing,” Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys performed thousands of shows across the United Sates for nearly six decades and recorded prolifically in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s. Early stars of American country music, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 2007.

    TICKET INFORMATION: This show is a fundraiser for our national education project “WoodSongs In The Classroom” Tickets are $30 public and only $20 for WS Partners. Call the Lyric Theatre box office 859-280-2218 after 1PM or visit LexingtonLyric.com. We are excited and proud that Asleep at the Wheel will be the featured guests as we celebrate the astounding 800th broadcast of our show.

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

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    Thursday, March 26 – 4PM

    Colon Cancer Prevention Fair

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    Sunday, March 29 – 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, March 30 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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     PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND If you’ve seen them at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, you know just how special it is to experience this marvelously swinging band in a small space. Making their debut ion WoodSongs, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be showcasing the classic American sound that was created in the Crescent City 100 years ago. The band (Charlie Gabriel, clarinet; Freddie Lonzo, trombone; Ben Jaffe, bass & tuba; Rickie Monie, piano; Joseph Lastle, Jr., drums; and Clint Maegen, saxophone) derives its name from the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter and has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate classic New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Bonnaroo, for British royalty or with the Del McCoury Band, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. www.preservationhalljazzband.com

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

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    April 2015

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    Tuesday, March 31 – Friday, April 3 – 6:00PM

    Les McCann School for the Arts Spring Break

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    Sign up for some of these great classes taking place at The Lyric!

    Ages: Middle School – Adults

    Musicology: Woodwinds, with Ray Mabson Bring your own instrument or play with Ray’s; either way, enjoy a jam session each day!

    Jewelry-Making, with Deborah Majeed Make wearable art, to keep or give! Everything you need will be provided.

    Voice: Vocal Coaching, with Aaron Mason Let our professional vocalist help you to make the most of your gift!

    Through the Lens: Videography, with Rob Morton Learn industry methods for film and video production!

    Basic Acting Techniques, with Dmetrius Conley-Williams Hands-on guidance in theatrical methods and techniques. Come prepared to act!

    Register for the classes by clicking here or call at (859) 368-6510

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    Sunday, April 5 – 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 6

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour WILL NOT be occurring on this date!

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

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    Friday, April 10 – 7PM

    Wendell B. Concert

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    Sunday, April 12 – 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 13 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    MARTIN SEXTON is well-known for his incendiary live shows and incredible success as an independent recording artist. In a career spanning over two decades, Martin has a reputation as a musician’s musician. Sexton, an upstate New Yorker, left home with seventy-five bucks and a Stratocaster to chase his musical dreams singing in the streets of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, gradually and independently working his way to the premier venues of North America inspiring fans and musicians along the way. Sexton just released his 8th studio album ‘Mixtape of the Open Road’.  http://martinsexton.com

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    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows. Drew, a Tennessee-born, duck hunting, French speaking, bourbon drinking, 1st edition book collecting, golf playing Eagle Scout with a Masters degree in Divinity from Scotland’s University of St Andrews (he wrote his dissertation on âSpringsteen and American Redemptive Imaginationâ) who has spent the better part of the past decade as a professional musician â recording, writing, and touring with his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. The group are celebrating their new full-length studio album ‘Medicine’. www.drewholcomb.com

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

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    Thursday, April 16 – 7:30PM

    Dance To Remember for Alzheimer’s

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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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    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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    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 – 6:00PM

    Keeneland Library Lecture Series: Pellom McDaniels III

    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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  • 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.