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HanFu Fashion, Dance and Ancient Music

Feb 7, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Singletary Center Recital Hall, 405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508
You might have seen fashion shows, but you have never seen Traditional Chinese Fashion shows. Come join us and learn more about Chinese culture and history on this Chinese New Year day. Enjoy traditional Chinese dance and ancient music. Free Event.

The Nutcracker

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 12th - 7:30 PM 13th - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM 14th - 2:00 PM 20th - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM 21st - 7:30 PM

Lexington Opera House
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

$30.75 - $40.75 Orchestra and 1st Balcony
$20.75 - $30.75 Students
$27.75 - $36.75 Senior


The Nutcracker

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 12th - 14th - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and 19th - 21st - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Lexington Opera House
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!


Lexington Ballet presents Giselle

Nov 1, 2014 7:30 PM

The Lexington Ballet Company presents the classical ballet, "Giselle".

Lexington Ballet Company, Inc.
161 N. Mill St.
Lexington, KY 40507

The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith

Oct 30, 2014 8:00 PM

Bomhard Theater 501 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40202
Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz, with Alex Hargreaves, Samson Grisman, and Nathaniel Smith, offer a very special evening of collaborative performance in front of one microphone.

UPIKE School of Dance presents: "The Nutcracker"

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 5th - 7:30 PM and 7th 2:30 PM

Booth Auditorium (5th floor of Record Memorial Building), UPIKE campus, 147 Sycamore St., Pikeville KY 41501
Celebrate the yuletide season with the magic of "The Nutcracker ballet". See this holiday classic come to life as Herr Drosselmeir turns the nutcracker doll into a handsome prince who will whisk Clara away to a land of snowflakes and sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The ballet is presented by the University of Pikeville School of Dance and includes more than 120 performers ages seven to adult, including community volunteers.

The University’s first Nutcracker performance debuted in 1978. A highlight of the production was a six-foot Christmas tree that grew to 14-feet and magically collapsed upward before disappearing.

Peggy Davis, artistic director and founder of the dance program, made an appeal for someone to design a new tree during an interview on PikeTV.

“Out of the blue we heard from someone who had been involved in making the original tree,” said Davis. “Kay Chaney of Harold called and offered to make a new one. This is very exciting and we really appreciate her efforts.”

Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Both performances will be held in University of Pikeville’s Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial building, level five. Admission is $5. Tickets will be available at the door.

The University of Pikeville School of Dance is under the direction of Conda Little and Davis. For more information, call (606) 218-5751.

UPIKE Dance Studio, 606-218-5616 (Peggy Davis)

Lexington Ballet Presents "Giselle"

Nov 1, 2014 7:00 PM

Lexington Opera House, Lexington KY
A ballet of love, loss and ghosts, just in time for Halloween. School shows with reduced price tickets on 10/31 during the day

Marilee Varner, (859) 233-3925;

Morehead Theatre Guild presents "ON GOLDEN POND" by Ernest Thompson

Rowan County Arts Center on Old Court House Square, 205 East Main Street, Morehead, KY
The funny and warm story of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years. The play will be presented at the Rowan County Arts Center two weekends—June 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22 – 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Purchase tickets at the Rowan County Arts Center, call 606-783-9857 or email to reserve, purchase online at or at the door. (Optional: $10 for adults and $5 for students.) A wonderful way to celebrate fathers this June.

Diana Reeder - 606-784-5669 or cell 606-776-4447

Dia de los Muertos Ballet

The Lexington Opera House 401 W. Short Street Lexington, KY 40507
A Mexican celebration of life and death. Includes a slideshow (with bilingual narration) of photography from the real holiday in Mexico. Original work by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. Tells the story of a village coming together to celebrate the life of a young girl, Estelita. Tickets $14.50-$17.50. November 1st at 7 PM; November 2nd at 3 PM.

Bluegrass Youth Ballet
1595 Mercer Rd. Ste. 150
Lexington, KY 40511

Missoula Children’s Theatre’s will present “Treasure Island"

HCTC First Federal Center in Hazard
Local students will perform. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students (age 6 – 18). Those age five and younger are admitted for free. Check out the website for ordering tickets online.
This is the kick-off event for the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. The show is an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel Treasure Island.

606-487-3067 or 800-246-7521 ext. 73067.

Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys - Outdoor Drama

Go back in time and experience the famous Hatfield & McCoy Feud firsthand, as told by the characters who lived it, in a world-premiere drama staged in the home of the conflict. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime peek into the heart and soul of the feud that has captured the American imagination for over a century.

Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys

A Play by Chelsea Marcantel


Proudly Presented by:
Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council, Inc.

Serving the Hatfield & McCoy Feud Region
"Celebrating our heritage through the arts!"

The Hatfield & McCoy Feud
Hatfield McCoy Park Outdoor Theater
McCarr, Ky

Cash Only General Admission $10.00 at the Park - All Ages

For more info visit

Andrea Coleman ,

The Little Mermaid

May 3, 2013 - May 4, 2013 7:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Lexington Opera House
Join the Bluegrass Youth Ballet as they perform the beautiful ballet "The Little Mermaid" based on Hans Christian Andersen's famous tale. This original production created by BYB director Adalhi Aranda Corn will be performed at the Lexington Opera House on May 3rd at 7:00 pm and May 4th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $14.50 and $17.50. For ticket information please call (859) 233-3535

Bluegrass Youth Ballet

Pianolust! The Wit and Virtuosity of Tedrin Blair Lindsay

Apr 5, 2013 7:30 P.M.

Lexington Opera House
Join Liberal Art Productions for the new one-man show by Lexington's favorite entertainer Tedrin Blair Lindsay. Known for his daring and exciting performances at "Grand Night" each year, Liberal Art Productions presents its inaugural show that promises that anything can happen. Tedrin will take audiences through the genres of opera, folk, musical theatre and standards with his arrangements including "The Music of the Night," "Nessun dorma," a new medley of Wayne Newton hits and the "Variations on Happy Birthday" that received great acclaim when premiered in 2012's "Grand Night" performances. You don't want to miss this concert!

Tickets available at the Lexington Center Box Office, 859.233.3535 or
$5.50 Students, $30.50-$50.50 General Audience, $75.50 VIP Tickets

Patrick Martin

Tosha McCann's Alittle Prown Suga"

Apr 7, 2013 5:00 P.M.

Liberty Worship Center
This is an Inspirational Gospel stage play about a family struggling to keep it together in spite of all the family secrets. but will the secrets destroy this family forever.

Tosha McCann 859-230-2741

Sack Lunch Book Discussion

Oct 11, 2012 Lunch

Johnson County Public Library
The book talk club will be discussing the book THE BEAN TREES by Barbara Kingsolver. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your own sack lunch and drink.

Teresa Caudill or Laura Mollette

A Premier Performance featuring Anthony Clark Evans, 2012 Winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions

Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall
Come and meet - or even better - hear THE MAN WHO CAME FROM NOWHERE.

Baritone Anthony Clark Evans, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, was thrust onto the operatic scene while working as a car salesman in Elizabethtown, KY. Deemed “the man who came from nowhere,” he is a National Winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Shortly after this victory, he reached the finals of the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition (which awarded him a career grant and has invited him to perform at the foundation’s Fall Gala in New York), and won First Prize at the Giulio Gari Competition – all within three months.

During his time at Murray State University, he studied voice with Dr. Randall Black and was involved in various ensembles, including concert choir, sax quartet, and drum line. He was a two-time finalist at the Orpheus International Vocal Competition in Mufreesboro,TN, and was an apprentice artist with Arkansas’s Opera in the Ozarks in 2008, where he performed the roles of Marcello in La Bohème and Pish-Tush in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Mr. Evans is married to his college sweetheart, Kim, a middle school teacher. He has left his job selling cars to pursue his operatic career.

Now the heralded baritone will give his first professional recital of his career -- in Lexington He will be joined by sparkplug soprano Julie LaDouceur, winner of the 2011 Alltech Competition. Don't miss this opportunity to say later, "I was there when it all started."

Tickets available in person, by phone, or online: 257-4929/

Singletary Center Box Office
(859) 257.4929

Hazard's Got Talent Variety Show

Perry County Central High School
Hazard ARH is sponsoring a Variety Show to raise money for Relay for Life. The community is invited to watch a show of song, dance, pantomines, skits, etc. Admission is $10 with children 10 and under admitted free.

Helen Herald 439-6623

Project SEE Theatre Presents Lanford Wilson’s, BURN THIS

May 31, 2012 - Jun 10, 2012 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Downtown Arts Center Lexington, KY
Project SEE Theatre is thrilled to announce the second part of their spring tribute to the great playwright Lanford Wilson and the final project of their inaugural season. Burn This has most recently been revived at the Union Square Theatre in NYC in 2002 and the Mark Taper Forum in LA in 2011 and again has brought to mind what a moving story Lanford Wilson first told in 1987 bringing John Malkovitch to fame.
Ben Brantley, New York Times:
Burn This emerges as an exquisitely arranged chamber piece for four self-distancing people who have misplaced their deepest feelings.
The place is a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates—her collaborator, Robbie, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As the play begins, Anna’s wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept, is attempting comforting her. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robby's older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene: menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating. The play juxtaposes relationships that derive from the head and those that derive from the gut, and it forces the characters to make a choice; it requires them to face stasis versus change, comfort versus passion; and whether or not a passion that opens up art, creativity, and terrible turbulence is a tenable place to live...

May 31-3 & June 7-10
At the Downtown Arts Center
Thursday-Saturday @7:30pm
Sunday @2pm

Tickets are on sale as of today
Thursday, June 7, Pay What You Can!
Adults $20
Senior 65+$18
Student $15
Student Rush $8
(859) 225-0370 (DAC Box Office)

(859) 225-0370 (DAC Box Office)

"Nunsense",The Musical

May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012 8:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M.

Montgomery County Center for The Arts, 101 East Main Street, Mount Sterling, KY
2 Act musical of "Nunsense", performed by community theatre group, Two Blocks Off Broadway - Montgomery County Council for the Arts. 3 of the cast members, in nun habits(costumes) singing 3-part harmony would be a delightful segment to close your noon segment.

Tresa W Humphrey, 859-498-1129 or 859-585-0400

The Hot l Baltimore

Mar 1, 2012 - Mar 11, 2012 March 1 - 3 & 8 - 10; 7:30PM , March 4 & 11 - 2PM

Downtown Arts Center
The setting is the lobby of The Hotel Baltimore where the ‘e’ on the hotel’s marquee has burned out, hence the title of the play. Wilson’s play is peopled with forgotten Americans on the periphery of society fighting & dreaming for a better life. A poignant powerful call to America to recover lost values & to restore itself in its own & the world’s eyes. "Comic & wistful...a play to be savored & cherished." NY Times. A tribute to the late Lanford Wilson (April 13, 1937 - March 24, 2011). Tickets: 859.225.0370 &

Angela Williams, Client Services Associate (DAC)

Perry Distributors Present Tyler Stephens at the Mountain Arts Center

Mar 3, 2012 7 PM

Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Perry Distributors (Budweiser) Presents Tyler Stephens and The Back Roads Band with special guest Josh Addair will be appearing at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky on March 3, 2012 at 7 PM.

Tickets are $15 plus ticketing fees and will go on sale: Monday..., January 30, 2012 at 10PM. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or by phone, locally: 606-886-2623 or toll free, 1-888-MAC-ARTS/1-888-622-2787

The show is being brought to you in part by Perry Distributors (Budweiser), along with several other sponsors, to be announced.

For additional information about the event, the artists, or the Mountain Arts Center feel free to visit one of the website below:

Mountian Arts Center
(606) 889-9125

Tyler Stephens Music
(606) 205-9644

"Thy Will Be Done" Easter Cantata

Mar 18, 2012 - Mar 21, 2012 March 18, 2012 at 2PM, March 21, 2012 at 7PM

March 18 Central Christian Church and March 21 Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary
The Bluegrass Opera is proud to present the world premiere of the new Easter cantata "Thy Will Be Done" by Lexington composer Angela Rice. Filled with melodies that are at once both infectious and deeply moving, the work features text drawn from scripture, including Psalm 23 and The Lord's Prayer, as well as additional lyrics by the composer. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit card at, or at the door with cash or check.
Performances: Sunday March 18, 2pm, Central Christian Church (205 E. Short St.); Wednesday March 21, 7pm, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church (601 Hill N Dale Drive)
Ticket prices: $15 VIP Reserved Seats (advance order only), $10 general admission, $5 kids under age 10

Lorne Dechtenberg


May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011 05/06/2011 - 7:00 pm; 05/07/2011 - 2:00 pm

Lexington Opera House Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Youth Ballet will 'let down their hair' when they premiere their RAPUNZEL ballet at the Lexington Opera House. Performances will be held on Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm.



Apr 29, 2011 8:00 pm

Singletary Center for the Arts Lexington, KY
The Lexington Philharmonic will present the epic works of Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Dmitri Shostakovich, Friday, April 29th at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The program will feature Rachmaninoff's PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 with guest pianist Ran Jia and Shostakovich's SYMPHONY NO. 10.

Lexington Philharmonic