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    July 2015

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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

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    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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    Sunday, August 2 @ 4:30PM

    Picnic with a Purpose

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    Monday, August 3 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    THE SPINNEY BROTHERS are based in Canada and heralded all over North America as champions of traditional bluegrass music, touring in support of their new CD, Tried & True.  Allan & Rick Spinney, who still call Nova Scotia home, are known for their heartfelt, brother duet vocals.  The siblings record for Mountain Fever Records in Willis, Virginia. They are coming off enormous success from their sophomore record for Mountain Fever, which garnished them both a #1 single and #1 CD on the Top 30 Charts.

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    ROY BOOK BINDER is one of America’s great folk and blues treasures. He was a friend of the blues master Rev. Gary Davis, he is equally at home with blues and ragtime, he is known to shift from open tunings to slide arrangements to original compositions, with both traditional and self-styled licks. He has toured with Bonnie Raitt, and has shared the stage with many great bluesmen including: BB King, John Jackson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. THE GOOD BOOK, Roy’s latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect’s Americana charts.

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

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    Saturday, August 8 – 12:00PM

    2015 Back to School Carnival

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2218 or by email at boxoffice@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, August 9 – 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 10 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    JONATHAN EDWARDS is one of America’s finest songwriters. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, Jonathan has released 16 albums and has a highly respected repertoire that includes the classic “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” the fierce anthem of protest that resonated with thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in 1971.  The veteran songwriter’s latest album is ‘Tomorrow’s Child’ and it unites the themes that have defined his career.

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    LINDI ORTEGA is a fiercley independent and acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter of Mexican-Irish decent, recently named Canadian Roots Artist of the Year and nominated for two Juno Awards. Lindi’s voice has been described as a mix of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Johnny Cash … we’re not making this up. Her latest album is  ‘Faded Gloryville’ and was recorded with the Muscle Shoals-based team of Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and John Paul White (Civil Wars).

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

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    Sunday, August 16 – 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 17 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both bands TBA!

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

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    Friday, August 21 – 6:00PM

    Antonio Frank, Jr. Violence Intervention Project Presents:

    Mr. and Mrs. Essence of Lexington

    This event is free and open to the public!

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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:

    Free Jazz Show

    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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    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.