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    UPCOMING TROUBADOUR SHOWS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE:

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    November 2014

     

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    Friday, November 21 – 5:00 PM

    Gallery Hop at The Lyric!

    Come to The Lyric during Gallery Hop to view these wonderful exhibits:

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    On Display: October 30, 2014 – January 15, 2015
    “Garry R Bibbs Featuring 25 Years of UK Sculpture Excellence – Past, Present and Future”

    Garry R. Bibbs is an African-American tenured professor at University of Kentucky and has taught graduate and undergraduate students for the past 12 years. Through his encouragement and endorsement, many of his students have gone on to create public art displayed throughout the nation.

    In this exhibit, Bibbs will feature sculptures from students he has taught in his tenure at UK, including alumni, current BFA and MFA students, as well as rising students in his 355 Sculpture I course.

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    On Display: September 6, 2014 – January 3, 2015
    “We Wear the Mask: Black Superheroes Through the Ages”

    This exhibit features a comprehensive timeline highlighting the history of black superheroes illustrated with framed posters, original art, comic books and action figures from the private collection of Frank X Walker & his son Taajwar D’Van Howard. 

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    On Display: November 17, 2014 – November 21, 2014
    “16th District PTA: Reflections”

     Reflections is America’s oldest and largest national arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in 1969 by the PTA/PTSA to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in kindergarten through 12th grade are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The 2014-2015 Reflections program theme is, “The World Would be a Better Place if….” This year thirty-six Fayette County public schools participated in the Reflections program.  There were more than 2,000 entries submitted at the school-level in Fayette County with over 200 entries advancing to the district level. This program is sponsored locally by the 16th district PTA. 

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    Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 6PM

    Gospel Workshop Music of America Anniversary Dinner

    This event is free and open to the public!

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    Sunday, November 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, November 24 – 6:30PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    WOODSONGS PARTNERS NIGHT

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    Please note: The first broadcast will have early start time of 6:30pm.

    WOODSONGS PARTNER NIGHT: Two shows, Four acts, One Night 
    All WS Partners come FREE … PLUS you get an extra 6 tickets to bring more guests and family for FREE.

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    RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, is one of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, like Pete Seeger, John White, Odetta, Woody Guthrie and more. Bob Dylan called him “King of the Folksingers.” He has recorded forty albums; wrote one of the first trucking songs, “Cup of Coffee”, recorded by Johnny Cash; championed the works of new singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to Tim Hardin; became a founding member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue; and continued the life of the traveling troubadour influencing Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tom Russell The Grateful Dead and countless others. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Jack the National Medal of the Arts, proclaiming, “In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin’ Jack has himself become an American treasure.” He is a Five-time Grammy Nominee and a two time Grammy winner including an award for “Best Traditional Blues Album” in 2009. At 83, Ramblin’ Jack is still on the road continuing to set his mark on the world of music. ramblinjack.com 

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    NELL ROBINSON & THE ROSE OF NO-MAN’S LAND is a new album project that integrates the heritage of Nell’s Alabama family serving in 250 years of war. Most of the source material for the songs are from archived letters, documents, mementos and generational lore, all centered on war and service. Beginning with Revolutionary War to the present, Robinson weaves historic familial history with her lush vocal quality and artisan storytelling with musical guidance by Grammy Winning producer Joe Henry. Joining Nell on WoodSongs, will be her band plus Ramblin’ Jack Elliott who appears as a special guest on the release. Robinson will be working with non-profits benefiting veterans as she tours. As an activist, she wants to draw attention and funds for the needs of veterans, especially in areas of healthcare and soul repair.nellrobinsonmusic.com

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    COUNTRY CURRENT, the premier country-bluegrass group of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., showcases a five-member acoustic ensemble performing traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass compositions. Former Country Current director, Master Chief Musician Bill Emerson, established the ensemble in 1989. The ensemble is in constant demand by the nation’s most prominent bluegrass festivals and have performed with legendary bluegrass artists such as Alison Kraus, Nickel Creek, Rhonda Vincent and the “Father of Bluegrass,” the late Bill Monroe. navyband.navy.mil

    For more information of Woodsongs’s schedule, visit www.woodsongs.com

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    Sunday, November 30 – 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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    December 2014

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    Monday, December 1 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    RONI STONEMAN is one of the great banjo masters of our time. The youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family The Stonemans, she became “The First Lady of Banjo,” a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw’s Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide. She was the subject of book called “Pressing On”. Roni has just released the first single ‘The Day The Banjo Dies’ from her upcoming album. She will be appearing on WoodSongs with her sister Donna. ronistoneman.com

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    DOUG SEEGERS is a brilliant 62-year-old singer who struggled with homelessness for years. Seegers found acclaim when Swedish music star Jill Johnson discovered him in a Nashville food pantry. The two subsequently recorded a duet that climbed to the top of the music charts in Sweden. His debut solo album entitled ‘Going Down to the River’ on Rounder Records is raw, rootsy and emotionally charged. It features collaborations with multi-GRAMMY winners Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris, both of whom have championed the formerly down-and-out singer. dougseegersmusic.com

    For more information of Woodsongs’s schedule, visit www.woodsongs.com

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    Sunday, December 7 – 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, December 8 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    DANIEL CHAMPAGNE is a young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso. Inspired by his musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. His current release is ‘Pint of Mystery’.danielchampagnemusic.com

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    BLAIR CRIMMONS began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the Eastern United States playing large venues and has opened for national acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section. His newest studio album is entitled “Sing-a-longs” and will be performing on WoodSongs with his band The Hookers.blaircrimminsandthehookers.com

    For more information of Woodsongs’s schedule, visit www.woodsongs.com

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    Friday, December 12 – 7:30PM

    UK Opera Theatre Presents:

    Ahmal and the Night Visitors

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    Amahl and the Night Visitors, A holiday classic for the whole family, is an English opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was commissioned by NBC, performed on television on December 24, 1951. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. UK Opera Theatre’s Undergraduate Studio presents the opera with members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras.

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

    purchase online by clicking here.

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    Saturday, December 13 – 2:00PM

    UK Opera Theatre Presents:

    Ahmal and the Night Visitors

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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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    Saturday, December 13 – 7:30PM

    UK Opera Theatre Presents:

    Ahmal and the Night Visitors

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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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    Sunday, December 14 – 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, December 15 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    FINAL SHOW OF THE YEAR!

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    The Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it. Celebrating their 20th year, they have assisted and partnered with over 300 artists, issued over 150 CDs and reached over a million people with live performance in over 40 states and 17 countries around the globe. The foundation just released a new book and double CD ‘We Are the Music Makers’ showcasing the work they have done with artists over their 20-year history. Appearing on this Special Event Broadcast will be Tim Duffy, who co-founded the foundation with his wife Denise, plus three legacy Music Maker artists! musicmaker.org

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    IRONING BOARD SAM has been playing the blues for more than 55 years and is a true musical treasure. He has amassed a staggering repertoire of both originals and classic blues songs. A truly gifted and engaging performer, Sam’s powerful, soulful voice and remarkable piano prowess remain undiminished. In 2012, he was named “Comeback Artist of the Year” by Living Blues Magazine, Most Outstanding Musician by Living Blues in 2013 and made a triumphant return to a packed tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He just released a new album new album ‘Ironing Board Sam With The Sticks’. musicmaker.org/artists/ironing-board-sam/

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    Sunday, December 21 – 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, December 15 

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    WOODSONGS WILL NOT HAVE A PERFORMANCE ON THIS DATE

    Learn more about Woodsongs’s schedule at www.woodsongs.com

  • 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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    October 30, 2014 – January 15, 2015
    “Garry R Bibbs Featuring 25 Years of UK Sculpture Excellence – Past, Present and Future”

    Garry R. Bibbs is an African-American tenured professor at University of Kentucky and has taught graduate and undergraduate students for the past 12 years. Through his encouragement and endorsement, many of his students have gone on to create public art displayed throughout the nation.

    In this exhibit, Bibbs will feature sculptures from students he has taught in his tenure at UK, including alumni, current BFA and MFA students, as well as rising students in his 355 Sculpture I course.

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    September 6, 2014 – January 3, 2015
    “We Wear the Mask: Black Superheroes Through the Ages”

    This exhibit features a comprehensive timeline highlighting the history of black superheroes illustrated with framed posters, original art, comic books and action figures from the private collection of Frank X Walker & his son Taajwar D’Van Howard.