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UK Theatre Wraps Up Golden Year With 'New Works'

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“New Works Now” will wrap up the golden anniversary season for the UK Department of Theatre and Dance. The show, featuring the work of student playwrights, directors, choreographers and scenic designers, will run April 19-22, in the Guignol Theatre.

UK Symphony Orchestra and Friends Conclude 2017-2018 Season With Bernstein at 100 Celebration

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:00am
UK Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2017-18 season with an all-Leonard Bernstein concert celebrating the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. The concert, which will also feature UK Choirs, UK Jazz Ensemble, UK School of Music faculty and guest conductor James Burton, of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will begin 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Singletary Center.

Lend Your Voice to Rape and Abuse Survivors by Creating Square for the Monument Quilt

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:00am
UK School of Arts and Visual Studies will be the first group in Kentucky to participate in the Monument Quilt — a project that brings individuals and communities together to help them grieve and heal from rape and abuse. The public, survivors and allies alike, is invited to create a quilt square April 19-20, in the atrium of the Art and Visuals Studies Building.

Photo Curator Karen Irvine to Deliver May Lecture

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:00am
Finishing out this year’s Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series, UK Art Museum will present a free public lecture by Karen Irvine, chief curator and deputy director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, beginning 4 p.m. today, at the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

UK Theatre and Dance Students Tackle Inanimate to Real World Issues in 'New Works Now'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:00am
From issues surrounding women’s roles in society, sexual identity and ethnicity to a toy’s struggle with the real world, one of the new dances or plays from students in UK Department of Theatre and Dance’s “New Works Now” is likely to speak to you. See where 50 years of risk-taking expression and creative process has taken UK’s theatre program April 19-22, at the Guignol Theatre.

Honors Students Come Together Through Shared Passion for Dancing

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:00am
Students in UK's Lewis Honors College created Kentucky Karana, a Bollywood-fusion dance team.

Everything is Science: University of Kentucky Hosts City-Wide Science Festival

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 8:00am
A group of professors and students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, along with community partners like Keeneland and AllTech are working together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a science festival that will be held at different locations all throughout the city, with concurrent events happening Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th.

UK Sophomore Takes Honors at International Saxophone Competition

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:00am
Sophomore Kirby Davis of Greenville, Kentucky, recently took second place honors at the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Soloist Competition.

UK to Present Longyear Colloquium on Asian-American Women's Activism Through Music, Dance

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:00am
Noted ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong will lead a discussion on "Women of Color Creating Change" as part of UK's Rey M. Longyear colloquium. Wong’s free public talk on taiko, FandangObon and Asian-American activism led by women will begin 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Niles Gallery.

Sō Percussion, UK Percussion Ensemble Channel Reich and Eno ‘Amid the Noise’ at Singletary

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:00am
Singletary Center will present a concert with Sō Percussion and the UK Percussion Ensemble beginning 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Billboard praised the New York quartet for “the range of colors and voices that Sō Percussion coaxes from its menagerie" finding it "astonishing and entrancing.”

Travel Back in Time to ‘Speakeasy’ With UK Friends of Music

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:00am
UK Friends of Music invites the public to travel back in time with them at “Speakeasy,” a fundraising event featuring the musical styles of the 1920s and 30s, on April 15.

Warm Up Your Vocal Cords — It’s Time for ‘Grand Night’ Auditions

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 8:00am
UK Opera Theatre will be holding auditions April 2-3 for adults, children and young adults who would like to appear in the popular town-and-gown production.

Jazz Up Your Percussion Skills With Steve Houghton

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 8:00am
UK Percussion Studies will host a workshop on jazz percussion performance practice by Steve Houghton, professor of percussion and jazz at Indiana University. The free public workshop will run 12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Room 22 of the UK Fine Arts Building.

Beatles and Bluegrass ‘Come Together’ at Singletary

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 7:00am
Imagine the music of the Beatles with bluegrass and jazz infusions and a classical twist. This is the sound Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band has long been known for as the world’s premier Beatles tribute band. Kentucky audiences can hear what it sounds like when the Beatles meet bluegrass 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

UK Symphony Orchestra and Violinist Alexander Kerr Perform ‘The Rite of Spring,’ Prokofiev and Messiaen

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 8:00am
UK Symphony Orchestra's next concert welcomes the changing of the seasons with Igor Stravinsky’s legendary ballet score, “The Rite of Spring,” as well as the Kentucky premiere of a recently rediscovered Stravinsky masterpiece, colorful music by French composer Olivier Messiaen and a performance with violinist Alexander Kerr playing Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The orchestra takes the Singletary Center stage March 23.

UK Art Museum Honors 'Inspired' Chef, Alumna

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:00am
With the recent announcement that “Top Chef” will film its next season in Kentucky, food lovers around the country are figuring out what Kentuckians have known for years — the Commonwealth’s food scene is thriving. The state’s vibrant culinary landscape is due in part to quality local ingredients and a wealth of creative chefs and restaurateurs, none more important than UK alumna Ouita Michel, a James Beard Foundation Award nominee multiple times as Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef Southeast. UK Art Museum will celebrate the local food champion's success at "An Inspired Evening" on April 21.

Folklorist/Ethnomusicologist to Lecture on 'Bluegrass Generation' at UK

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 8:00am
Folklorist and ethnomusicologist Neil Rosenberg will deliver this year’s Keith B. MacAdam Lecture on bluegrass music presented by the UK Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. The free public talk, "Confessions of a Bluegrass Moonlighter," will begin 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Niles Gallery.

'Pressing' Exhibit Gives Voice to Survivors of Rape, Abuse

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:00am
UK art studio graduate student Madison Cowles Serna's MFA thesis show, "Pressing," which gives voice to survivors of rape and abuse, will host a Gallery Hop reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Bolivar Art Gallery.  

Ebony G. Patterson Receives Third Art Award for 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:00am
Ebony G. Patterson, multimedia artist and associate professor of painting at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies, has won her third major award in 2018, the Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award from Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in St. Louis.

After Breaking Into the TV Industry, UK Alumnus Works on New ABC Show

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:00am
This weekend, the media arts and studies graduate will be watching his hard work on the small screen as "Deception" premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 11.