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Public invited to Kentucky On Stage in Lexington

Wednesday, 08 14, 2013

Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The public is invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of performances from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 22, in the William Stamps Farish Theater at the Lexington Public Library, as the Kentucky Arts Council presents Kentucky On Stage. Admission is free.

Kentucky On Stage features a slate of artists from the arts council's Performing Arts Directory, including new acts recently added to the online roster of adjudicated artists. Twelve acts will perform for 15 minutes each during the showcase.

Showcase performers are:

  • Bob & Susie Hutchison, music, traditional Appalachian and Celtic
  • Hong Shao, music, traditional Chinese
  • Joe Hudson, music, thumbpicking guitar
  • Dale Pyatt, music, original country
  • Lexington Children's Theatre, theater
  • TDH4, music, jazz-blues-originals
  • Squallis Puppeteers, theater
  • Octavia Sexton, storytelling
  • A Girl Named Earl, music, singer-songwriter
  • Diana Dinicola, dance, flamenco
  • Art Mize, music, string band-jazz-bluegrass
  • The Mark Whitley Band, music, Americana

"Kentucky On Stage is typically for performing arts presenters, but we wanted to open it to the general public this year as an opportunity for people to get better acquainted with Kentucky artists," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "We hope people in Lexington and the surrounding area will drop in on the performances to show their support for some of the state's finest performing artists."

Kentucky On Stage is a mini-booking conference and training opportunity for performing arts presenters, librarians, festival organizers, park directors, Main Street and Renaissance program managers, convention and tourism officials, wedding and event planners, civic leaders, college and university activity boards, educators, community center directors and others interested in booking Kentucky performing artists.

The arts council's Performing Arts Directory is an online roster of performing artists and groups who have been approved for listing through a juried selection process. More than 90 artists are included in the online roster.

The Lexington Public Library Central location is at 140 E. Main St. Advance registration for presenters is required and is online at the arts council's website. The general public does not need to register to attend. American Sign Language interpreters will be featured during performances. For more information about registration or the event, contact Tamara Coffey, Kentucky On Stage coordinator, at 502-564-3757, ext. 479, or tamara.coffey@ky.gov.

Access the arts council's Performing Arts Directory online.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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