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December 2014

Gig: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 21 at 9 pm.

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Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, UK Singletary Center

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Now in its 17th season, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to…

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Good Shepherd Church

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 21, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, performed by Church of the Good Shepherd Choirs and directed by John Linker.

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Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 19 - 21
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “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…

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Straight No Chaser Christmas, EKU

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Straight No Chaser will be performing a Christmas special at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday December 17 at 7:30 pm.

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MUSIC: Beaumont Middle School Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Beaumont Middle School presents its’ winter concert on Monday, December 15th at 6 pm.

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Gig: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 14 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 14 at 10 pm.

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MUSIC: CKYO Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will present its winter concert on Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 14 at 6 pm at Victorian Square (Main St. & Broadway). “An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols conducted by Everett McCorvey, featuring vocalists of UK Opera Theatre & the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, Victorian Square Orchestra, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble & tenor Gregory Turay. Free. Sponsored by UK Opera Theatre & Alltech. More info 859-257-9331.”

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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, UK Singletary Center

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert: “Holiday Dance Mix”: Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center. Featuring: Bill Meck – Narrator Bluegrass Youth Ballet Mctaggert Dancers Diana Evans Dance (Tap Features) UK Steel Drums and Percussion – James Campbell

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Concert: Chamber Chorale, Second Presbyterian Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On December 13, the Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Before the Marvel of This Night at Second Presbyterian Church. The annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols from around the world, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.

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GIGS: C2 and the Brothers Reed, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 12 @ 10:00 pm - December 13 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Friday, December 12th C2 and the Brothers Reed, a Lexington rock and roll band will perform at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10pm. Doors open at 9pm.  

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Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, Singletary Center

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 12 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the season with the Lexington Singers as we present the best in choral music traditions. Those in-the-know know not to miss a rare Lexington appearance by soloist Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the US in recent years.” “

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, EKU

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Lyric Theatre

December 12 - 13
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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December 12: 7:30 pm December 13: 2 pm | 7:30 pm​ “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…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rupp Arena

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, including a stop at Rupp Arena. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour,…

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GIGS: Dopapod/ Tauk, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 9 @ 10:00 pm - December 10 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday, December 9th Dopapod will perform with Tauk a four piece funk band, at Cosmic Charlie’s.

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Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne, Lyric Theatre

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne and Blair Crimmons perform at the Lyric Theatre at 7 pm on December 8.

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Event: Tree Lighting, Henry Clay Estate

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland (Henry Clay Estate),
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On Sunday, December 7, the Henry Clay Estate will hold its 4th annual tree lighting of a 100 foot tall Norway Spruce tree. There will be live music, carols, Starbucks Coffee, and mistletoe for sale.

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GIGS: Nashville Pussy/ Valient Thor/ Against The Grain, Cosmic Charlies

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nashville Pussy will perform along with Valient Thor and Against The Grain at Cosmic Charlie’s. “Nashville Pussy have celebrated their brand of genuine rock n’ roll for more than a decade, in classic style at times, surprising at others, but always earthy, raw and unadulterated. The band’s mastermind Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar), his wife Ruyter Suys (guitar), Karen Cuda (bass) and Jeremy Thompson (drums) make up Nashville Pussy. Valient Thor is a nomadic rock band from North Carolina. Against The…

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GIGS: Jovontaes/ Nest Egg/ The NEC, Everyone Lives Everyone Wins, The Green Lantern

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
The Green Lantern,
497 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Local jam band Jovontaes will perform along with drone-rock group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins at the Green Lantern.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise, Centre College

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts’ Newlin Hall on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the holidays with five-time Grammy® award-winning country music superstar, Wynonna, who will spread festive cheer across the Bluegrass with her smooth vocals and tremendous live presence in an unforgettable performance that will warm the heart and inspire the spirit.  With “A Simpler Christmas,” audiences can expect a mix of traditional Christmas classics, Wynonna’s own holiday…

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Concert: Handel’s Messiah, Cathedral of Christ The King

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Handel’s Messiah at Cathedral of Christ The King on December 6. “Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Presented in the beauty of the Cathedral, this is the essential Christmas music experience. The Lexington Baroque Ensemble, guest soloists and the Cathedral’s boy, girl and men’s choirs join forces under the direction of Canon Musician Erich Balling.”

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UK Holiday Collage Concert, Singletary Center

December 6 - 7
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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The University of Kentucky Choirs present the 17th annual Collage concert, featuring The Lexington Singers, The Lexington Singers Children’s Chorus, and vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington community. December 6: 2 pm & 7:30 pm December 7: 3 pm

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Music: Gift of Holiday Music, Haggin Auditorium

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, Dec. 5th, Transylvania will host the Gift of Holiday Music Concert over at Transy’s Haggin Auditorium. “Ring in the season with A Gift of Holiday Music Concert, a local favorite featuring the Transylvania Band, the Transylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Transylvania University Choir, Women’s Chorus and Pioneer Voices Men’s Choir. Offering beloved secular and sacred melodies, each group will perform a short set and then appear together for a single song. This concert is free and open to the…

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Music: Handel’s Messiah, Christ Church Cathedral

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Baroque Ensemble and the Cathedral Choir present ‘Messiah’ on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 pm.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical, EKU

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (The Musical) will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 5th at 7 pm. 

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Gigs: The Round Robin Show, The Raven House Show

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Raven House Show,
3229 Raven Circle, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Raven House Show will host a series of musicians from and around central Kentucky called The Round Robin Show. Doors will open at 7, and the show begins at 8.

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MUSIC: Troubadour Concert Series: Blue Sky Riders, The Lyric Theatre

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday December 2nd The Blue Sky Riders will perform songs from their debut album at the Lyric Theatre. “Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and now he’s part of the country trio “Blue Sky Riders,” (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr) whose debut album, “Finally Home,” came out earlier this year. Performing such favorites as ‘Celebrate Me Home,’ ‘This Is It,’ ‘Whenever I Call You Friend,’ Footloose and ‘Danny’s Song,’ along with Blue Sky Riders performing…

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Gigs: Ben Sollee, Al’s Bar

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington native and cellist Ben Sollee will perform with the Broke Spoke Orchestra at Al’s bar, Saturday, December 6, at 7 pm.

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GIGS: Acoustic Jam, Lexington Opera House

December 2
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Opera House will host a series of country artists benefitting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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November 2014

Gigs: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: November 30 at 9 pm.

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Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting, Triangle Park

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Triangle Park,
400 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Meet The Lexington Singers downtown in Triangle Park as they help the City of Lexington get in the Christmas spirit with the annual lighting of the Lexington Christmas Tree.

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Red Barn Radio: Restless Leg String Band, ArtsPlace

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On November 26, Restless Leg String Band performs at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio.

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Woodsongs: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lyric Theatre

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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Woodsongs Partners Night features a double-header and starts at 6:30 pm. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is the headliner. He is supported by Neil Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land and Country Current.

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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: November 23 at 10 pm.

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Concert: Slipknot, Rupp Arena

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of .5: The Gray Chapter – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group – arrives on October 21, while their North American Prepare For Hell tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is set to kick off immediately following the band’s previously announced Knotfest (October 24 – 26) and will include a stop in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on Saturday, November 22nd. Slipknot have also…

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Kentucky Kicks Ass Brewfest, The Grand Reserve

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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“Craft Beer in Kentucky is growing at an amazing speed. Come down and taste from more than 13 of Kentucky’s breweries.Brews: Against the Grain, Apocalypse, BBC, Beer Engine, Blue Stallion, Country Boys Cumberland, Ei8ht Ball, Ethereal, Falls City, Kentucky Ale, Rooster Brew, Sterling, West Sixth, and more Food By: Hardwood Pizza Co., Minton’s at 760, and Thai & MightyMusic By: DJ Leroy spins Swingin’ Country and Rockin’ Bop tunesFull Bar by Grand Reserve for Non-beer drinkers Benefiting: Kentuckians For The…

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Gigs: Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll play at Cosmic Charlie’s on Friday, November 21.

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RED BARN RADIO: My Brother The Bear, Arts Place

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 N. Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Indie Folk band, My Brother the Bear will perform on Wednesday November 19th at the Arts Place.

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Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker, UK Singletary Center

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm. “Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker… Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls…”

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WOODSONGS: The New Orleans Suspects, Lyric Theatre

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The New Orleans Suspects are performing Monday at 7pm.

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Diego Garcia, UK Singletary Center

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Prior to his successful solo career, Diego Garcia made his mark on the indie music scene as front man for the popular New York indie rock act Elefant. Drawing from his Argentine roots, he explores his Latin heritage with a sound that conjures the spirit of 1970’s troubadours like Sandro and Jobim as well as singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson.” For tickets, go to…

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Concert: Sundy Best, Lancaster Grand Theatre

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lancaster Grand Theatre,
117 Lexington Street, Lancaster, KY 40444 United States
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“The Eastern Kentucky duo, Sundy Best, crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick Jamerson on guitar and Kris Bentley on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass and makes it personal. They released their album “Bring Up the Sun” earlier this year. Rolling Stone Magazine…

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Josh Turner, EKU

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Josh Turner will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday November 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Opera: Carmina Burana, UK Singletary Center

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

November 14 at 7:30pm: Carmina Burana at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “SCRIABIN, The Poem of Ecstasy ORFF, Carmina Burana featuring regional college chorus from Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and a children’s choir from SCAPA Amanda Woodbury, soprano Daniel Shirley, tenor Chad Sloan, baritone The illuminating power of Orff’s Carmina Burana and Scriabin’s symphonic poem, The Poem of Ecstasy catch fire in Carmina Burana! Scriabin’s enigmatic Poem of Ecstasy opens the program…

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Jazz: Jamey Aebersold Quartet, Central Library

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Library Theatre,
Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The Jazz Arts Foundation and the Lexington Public Library continue the”Jazz: Live at the Library” series of concerts at the Central Library Theatre. On November 13, the show features the Jamey Aebersold Quartet.

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FUNDRAISER: Night of Hope, Lexington Opera House

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Ball Homes presents the Night Of Hope, with special guest performance by author and singer/songwriter Jimmy Wayne.

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Concert: Gov’t Mule, Lexington Opera House

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Gov’t Mule perform at the Lexington Opera House on November 11. “Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series are proud to bring Gov’t Mule to the Lexington Opera House. Gov’t Mule is a Southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. The group has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent…

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Daughtry, EKU Center for the Arts

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Daughtry perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on November 10, at 7:30 pm.

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