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Memories of Elvis

Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster, KY, 40444
For one night only, Chris MacDonald will share the story of the "King of Rock-N-Roll" in a truly dynamic performance complete with costumes, back-up singers and a high-energy concert band. The incredible story of "the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock-N-Roll" will come to life and bring back memories of one of the greatest performers of all time. MacDonald is the only tribute artist sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel.

Debra Hoskins 859.583.1716

Camp Nelson Civil War Days: Living History Event

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville
150th Anniversary of Camp Nelson as a recruitment station. Experience military & civilian life during the Civil War and a skirmish reenactment on one of the best-preserved Union Army Supply Depot and recruitment sites in the nation. Living historians tell the stirring story of Camp Nelson and its impact on not only the Civil War but on African-American History.

Peggy McClintock, (859) 881-5716

Aquila Theatre in "Wuthering Heights"

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart-wrenching new production. Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is the story of free-spirited Catherine and dark, brooding Heathcliff. As children, they are inseparable and, with time, their affection deepens into a passionate love. But Catherine lets her head rule her heart as she chooses to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton. Heathcliff flees the moors broken-hearted only to return years later as a wealthy man, but is it too late for them? Over a century and a half after it was published, Brontë’s magnum opus remains an incredibly moving and classic tale of love, passion, and revenge. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience.

Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692

I Love Lucy Live on Stage

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called “television.” The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo’s New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of “The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra” at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes the Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show’s newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say “Brylcreem?!”

Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692

Bushwhacking on The Russell Fork

May 24, 2013 - May 26, 2013 2:00 P.M.

Elkhorn City,Kentucky
Experience Eastern,kentucky's fastest growing civil war reenactment.Activities throughout the weekend to include education day on friday,parade,ladies tea,little girls tea,Public speech by Abraham lincoln,memorials at the local cemetery and the unknown soldiers grave,military ball,night firing of the cannons and a ghost walk.Historical figures to include abraham lincoln,robert e lee,general grant,stonewall jackson and others.

Tim Smith 606-424-6132

The Siege of Boonesborough Battle Re-enactment

Sep 22, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
Events will include a battle re-enactment of the 1778 "Siege of Boonesborough" on both days and a special night battle Saturday at dusk.

Arrive early and spend the day learning about 18th-century life in Kentucky. See militia and settlers’ camps, a Native American village, merchants, traders, food and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th-century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular fort admission.

Bill Farmer - 859-527-3131 Ext. 216