The Lyric in the News:


7/15/16 - Lexington NAACP holds town hall meeting with police chief about body cameras

7/15/16 - Lyric's Summer Youth Program gives students a creative outlet for learning

6/23/16 - Lyric Theatre Summer Film Series highlights influential black films

6/16/16 - The voice of Jordan Smith more stunning in person

6/14/16 - Lexington artists to discuss Beyonce's 'Lemonade' at The Lyric Theatre

4/2/16 - For Galactic, different voices fuel the groove

1/25/16 - Kenyan artist Tarus opens new exhibit 'River Between' at the Lyric

1/22/16 - Yonder Mountain's Jamgrass Rocks Lyric Theatre


11/12/2015 - Big weekend at The Lyric starts with bassist Nik West

11/12/2015 - Robert Cray brings four decades of blues to the Lyric Theatre Saturday

10/2/2015 - Donald Mason named Executive Director of Lyric Theatre in Lexington

7/12/15 - Same sex couples receive minsters' blessing at Lyric Theatre event


12/12/14 - UK Opera undergrads, youth orchestra present holiday classic'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

11/29/14 - Kenny Loggins' new indie-pop-folk trio rides into town

11/22/14 - Conference plans to lynch last remnants of Jim Crow

10/16/14 - Frank X Walker Exhibit unmasks world of black superheroes

9/25/14 - Dr Cornel West to Salute Lexington Poverty Advocates

9/4/14 - The Lyric, LCT collaborate on play during heritage festival

9/1/14 - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company kicks offRoots & Heritage at The Lyric

7/26/14 - Jazz Concert to Help First African Foundation purchase church

7/21/14 - Play about Alzheimers seeks to make us more aware, aid research

6/7/14 - 'Black Roots' exhibit another sign of the reawakening of The Lyric

5/31/14 - Snapped: Les McCann Juke Joint at The Lyric

1/7/2014 - Lyric Theatre Acting Director Promoted to Role Permanently


10/18/13 - Special Homecoming Performance Highlights Lyric's Anniversary Celebration

10/17/13 - Les McCann Returns to his Hometown, Home Theatre

10/14/13- Lexington Filmmaker Documents History of Local Man and Lyric Theatre

8/8/13 - Lyric Theatre Showcasing Early African American Cinema

6/8/13-Historic East End Walking Tour

5/2/13 - Uncover the History of the East End in a Walking Tour

5/2/13- Hiroya Tsukamoto & Monica Dewey Live at the Lyric

4/23/13- CKYO Youth Jazz Arts Orchestra Live at the Lyric

4/19/13- April 2013 Gallery Hop at the Lyric Theatre

4/17/13- Art After Hours at Institute 193

2/15/13- Temptations Revue at the Lyric Theatre

2/3/13- La Pasion Del Arte Latina Exhibit Dates Extended

1/31/13- Deweese Street Community Room Dedication


11/16/12- November 2012 Gallery Hop at the Lyric Theatre

7/12/12- Summer 2012 Free Movie Series

6/15/12- June Gallery Hop with LaShun Beal and Little Dresses

5/18/12- Duke Ellington Jazz Series: Hip, Harlem, and Hollywood

4/20/12- Who is My Neighbor Art Exhibit

2/19/12- Groups perform at Gospel Celebration at Lyric Theatre

2/1/12- Doors by Minerva Evans

2/1/12- LEXARTS Dynamic Doors

1/16/12- Little Dresses For Lexington

1/13/12- Actor's one-man show honors Frederick Douglass

1/6/12- Community Joins Together To Sew Dresses For Lexington’s Little Girls


10/25/11- Lyric Theatre One Year Anniversary

8/27/11- Notable Night at the Lyric

5/12/11- Engravings honor Lyric Theatre donors

Festival of Choirs at the Lyric Theatre

Lexington's Lyric Theatre reopens

Lyric Theatre reopens

This informative, educational event joins local officials, artists, musicians, and community members in an active discussion on the challenges & victories of African Americans throughout history and in the modern day. With the unique legacy of the historic Lyric Theatre as a backdrop, this presentation is sure to educate and inspire students and public attendees alike.

Artists from around the country who took their time served in federal prison facilities to develop their current careers as working artists will work with 8th-12thgraders in Lexington, Kentucky for an intensive visual art program during spring break. Since becoming returning citizens over the past few years, these artists work within communities and potential "at-risk” demographics to provide...

The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to welcome back Lacresha Berry and 'Browngirl. Bluegrass' to our historic stage on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm!

It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as muc...

For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of...Read More

By Lyric on Nov 3rd, 2015 10:26 AM
Thanks so much to Brandon Turner for the amazing video work during 'Living our Legacy', our 5 year anniversary on October 2, 2015! For those of you unable to make it, check out the full performance below! Read More

With credits that include work with artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, John Mayer, Glee and most recently, special guest appearances on American Idol, bassist, singer and songwriter Nik West is anything more than just another pretty face. Noted music journalist Alex Henderson (Billboard) sums West’s incredible talent up saying "Nik West is one 21st Century artist who isn't...

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker's third studio project, ‘The Sun Season’ is a celebration of life, energy and the human experiencer. Tucker's new project differs from her previous releases, ‘Soul Said Yes’ (2011) and ‘All Right Now’ (2009), in that ten of the twelve tracks that comprise ‘The Sun Season' (2014) are original tunes with memorable melodies, rich harmonies and...

The Lyric is very excited to bring 'BrownGirl. Bluegrass' to our historic stage on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm and Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm. There will also be a meet & greet with the cast creators of the play at Blue Stallion Brewery on Monday, October 5 at 6:00 pm. 'BrownGirl. Bluegrass' is an autobiographical story of its star and creator Berry - examines the rarely documented cult...

The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center welcomes all to celebrate in our five year anniversary on Friday, October 2nd at 6:00 pm during 'Living our Legacy: A Night Celebrating The Lyric'. It has been many years since The Lyric was originally opened in 1948, and much has changed both for The Lyric and the neighborhood and city surrounding it. Five years have passed since 2010 The Lyric Task For...