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    July 2015

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    Sunday, July 5 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

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    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Bustin’ Loose (1981)

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    Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry’s Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city.

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    Monday, July 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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    Saturday, July 11 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    July Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 12 – 16

    Message Theater with instructor Patrick Mitchell

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 9 – 18

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Saturday, July 11 

    ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Dara Tucker, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 11 has been rescheduled October 10, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience, and please mark your calendars!

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    Sunday, July 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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    Sunday, July 12 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Coming to America (1988)

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    An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

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    Monday, July 13 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    SHOOK TWINS are in fact twin sisters, hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Beautiful harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

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    REDHEAD EXPRESS are four talented sisters that have been touring from Alaska since 2007, performing over 2000 shows. They now reside in middle Tennessee, in the heart of America’s roots music. Music without the glitz and glamour, just raw beauty with exquisite harmonies, thought provoking lyrics, and melodies that take you away.

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

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    Friday, July 17 – 5:00PM

    Gallery Hop at The Lyric!

    Come see these two wonderful exhibits at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center during

    LexArts Gallery Hop!

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

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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.

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    Saturday, July 18 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    July Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 12 – 16

    Message Theater with instructor Patrick Mitchell

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 9 – 18

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, July 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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    Sunday, July 19 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Harlem Nights (1989)

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    “Sugar” Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

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    Monday, July 20 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    CHORO DAS 3 is a Brazilian family instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2002. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. The music they play is called Choro which is a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. They have 3 albums and have played for millions of people, including Brazil’s Presidents, Governors and Ministers.

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    THE RUA are two sisters and a brother with an Irish heritage that live in Windsor, England. They are Classically trained, write all of their own songs and music, play a variety of instruments, are actors (appeared in all of the Harry Potter movies, Thor, etc.) but prefer to follow their musical path. The band is legitimately breaking overseas and their first album, ‘Essence’ has just been released.

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

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    Wednesday, July 22 – 7:30PM

    Troubadour Concert Series presents:

    An Evening with Robert Earl Keen

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    The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are excited to present an evening with Texas songwriting legend ROBERT EARL KEEN at the Lyric Theatre Wednesday July 22.
    Keen’s latest project is a full-bore bluegrass album callled “The Bluegrass Sessions” with some of the best pickers in America as part of his band. Get ready for a wonderful night in the amazing Lyric Theatre for a special event concert.
    To purchase tickets, call The Lyric Box Office at (859) 280-2218

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    Saturday, July 25 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    July Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 12 – 16

    Message Theater with instructor Patrick Mitchell

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 9 – 18

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, July 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, July 26 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series FINALE!

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Space Jam (1996)

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    Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

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    Monday, July 27 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    WE BANJO 3 is a multi-award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland that deliver a ground breaking mixture of Irish Music and old-time American and bluegrass with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Their competitive success is unrivaled, Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar. The band has just released their first live album ‘Live in Galway’.

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    SCYTHIAN plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance concert experience. These classically trained musicians from Washington DC are natural showmen who seamlessly blend kicked-up Celtic, folk and world music, and deliver it with a punk-rock sensibility. ‘Old Tin Can’, the band’s latest, is Scythian’s tip of the cap to the tradition that inspired them. The album features Scythian’s take on favorite Celtic and Americana tunes that helped form their musical palette.

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    THE NEXT GENERATION LEAHY a renown musical family from Lakefield, Ontario, Canada who build on over three generations of Leahy musicianship. Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children (ages 4 -13) , are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance. Incredible, amazing and adorable … all wrapped up in one musical family

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

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    August 2015

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    Saturday, August 1 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    July Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 12 – 16

    Message Theater with instructor Patrick Mitchell

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 9 – 18

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, August 2 – 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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  • 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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    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.