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PRHBTN announce Kickstarter campaign and details for 5th annual Lexington street art celebration

Organizers of the annual street art celebration PRHBTN John and Jessica Winters have announced details for the 5th annual event, and they are asking the public to pitch in and contribute to a tax-deductible crowd-sourced fund to help bring four international muralists to town to create large-scale, public murals on the streets of Lexington. In addition to all the feel-good …




Lexington hip hop artist Devine Carama’s unique approach to releasing his upcoming album

Local hip hop artist Devine Carama is asking his fans to pay it forward with a unique release model for this forthcoming album “A Vintage Love Supreme,” a concept album and collaboration with Cincinnati producer DJ Well blended focusing on the relationship between hip hop and an aging emcee. While the album will be available to stream for free starting Sept. 14, only …




UK Art Museum Re-Opens, Debuts New Changes for the Fall

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For a second year in a row, the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky has announced they will open in the Fall with several bold new changes to the institution. Starting September 1, the museum will premiere a thematically driven floor-plan, a free admission policy and new visiting hours. In addition to the keen programming of contemporary work that helped establish the museum’s bold …




2015 Chamber Music Festival Events

The 2015 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington will takes place August 20-30, hosting a variety of events at various venues throughout the 10-day span. The event will feature the return of Ensemble-in-Residence WindSync, as well as guest guitarist Jason Vieaux (2015 Grammy Winner), and Composer-in-Residence Jeff Beal – best known for his score to hit Netflix drama “House of Cards.” Below we’ve outlined some …




Crave Lexington Announces 2015 Music Schedule and Line-up

Crave Lexington Food & Music Festival, the third annual festival produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (tadoo.com’s parent organization), has announced the full 2015 music lineup and schedule. The free, two-day event takes place August 22 and 23, 2015 at Masterson Station Fairgrounds, having outgrown its original home at MoonDance Amphitheatre. The event also features more than 50 food vendors, craft beer & …




Forecastle 2015: In Photos

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5 Forecastle Acts You Might Not Know (But Probably Should)

Louisville’s annual Forecastle Music Festival is docking at Waterfront Park this weekend, with headliners Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse helping steer the ship — we here at tadoo have always tried to make friends with the stewards, and here we have compiled a short list of some more “under the radar” acts we are excited to catch …




tadoo Local Artist Spotlight: Beat Awfuls

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Somewhere at the aural crossroads of shoegaze and garage rock, you’ll find Beat Awfuls,  perched comfortably atop their throne of lo-fi, shuffle inducing jams. Dave Cave, Dr. Paul, and Amanda Sue make up the Lexington trio who will soon be releasing their first full length album titled “Nothing Happens”  in November 2015 on vinyl and digital by Jurassic Pop and cassette by …




2015 Crave Lexington to feature Joe Pug and more!

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Crave Lexington, the third annual food + music festival produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (the parent company of tadoo.com), has announced the initial round of music acts who will perform on the Windstream Music stage at the 2015 festival, which takes place August 22 + 23 at Masterson Station Fairgrounds. Austin, Tx.-based Americana singer/songwriter Joe Pug will headline the festival on Sunday, with …




Breeders’ Cup Festival Week Announces Initial Programming

With a projected ambiance to rival that of the Spotlight Lexington festival, which took place in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Festival will feature dozens of events around Lexington in the week leading up to the thoroughbred races taking place at Keeneland Oct. 30-31. Below is a an outline of several of the …




5th Annual Harry Dean Stanton Fest : Schedule of Events & More

Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 – 31, culminating with a special appearance by legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film “Ride in the Whirlwind” on Sunday, May 31. The schedule of events …




Uk Art Museum moves to a Free Admission policy

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky has announced a change in policy that will make the museum a full-time, free admission institution. Thanks in part to the donations of several anonymous donors, the former eight dollar general admission fee will no longer be required to view the museum’s temporary exhibitions, or the permanent collection. The museum will also restructure membership levels and …




Derby Events Round Up

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The first Saturday in May heralds the return of the fastest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, and with that the world will once again turn their attention to the Bluegrass. Although the 141st Kentucky Derby Race will take place at Louisville’s Churchill Downs, Lexington is host to several Derby-related events of its own. Check our list below for several …




Lexington’s 2015 Record Store Day Festivities

Several Lexington record stores will celebrate the 8th annual Record Store Day with special releases, deals, discounts and other festivities. Click each event title for more info! Record Store Day at CD Central (377 S. Limestone) 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. CD Central, now in its 20th year, will celebrate by offering Cd, vinyl, and merchandise sales as well as live …




Lex Beer Scene announces details for 3rd annual Craft Beer Week

After yet another year of record growth, Lexington’s craft brewing community has announced details for the third annual Lexington Craft Beer Week. Organized by LexBeerScene.com, the celebration will kick off on Friday, May 8 at the Lexington Legends baseball game, which will feature a special local craft beer tasting area with representatives from the breweries on hand to talk about their products. Additional events, …




tadoo Artist Spotlight: Doc Feldman & The Infernal Method

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Central Kentucky outfit Doc Feldman & the Infernal Method fuse the dirty, southern gothic country blues of Derek “Doc” Feldman (also known as one of the founders and directors of the live music video series Shaker Steps) and the powerhouse psychedelic jam machine that is the Infernal Method – aka the gentlemen of local experimental drone band Everyone Lives Everyone Wins, with whom …




Win tickets to see Wilco in Louisville!

Wilco is celebrating their 20th anniversary, and we at tadoo.com have teamed up with our friends at Production Simple to celebrate with a free giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to Wilco’s upcoming “20th Anniversary Tour” show in Louisville as well as a free copy of the band’s new CD “What’s Your 20?” How to enter? Visit tadoo’s Facebook page, …




Our March 2015 Gallery Hop Guide

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The March 2015 Gallery Hop takes place Friday, March 20 from 5-8 p.m.. Dozens of local galleries and studios will open their doors to the public during this choose-your-own-adventure self-guided art tour. While not all of these galleries are official Gallery Hop participants, we have listed below a handful of our recommended exhibitions open to the public on Friday. Click on each …




2nd Annual Moonshiner’s Ball announces 2015 lineup

The Moonshiner’s Ball, first held last year, will return to Berea’s HomeGrown HideAways on May 15-17th and has now announced its full lineup for the weekend. Although the event pays homage to the spirit of wild-cut, moonshining abandon (as the name and holler setting suggest), the music will not be limited to the mountain/Appalachian-inspired, but will include a range of …




More than just visual art at this weekend’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market

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While Kentucky Crafted: The Market (March 7-8 at the Lexington Convention Center), is well-known for its display of artwork from artists all over the state, this weekend’s 33rd annual event presented by the Kentucky Arts Council will provide a bevy of additional activities to celebrate creativity. In addition to more than 200 visual artists, who will display and sell their …




This weekend: LexArts revives the “Arts Showcase Weekend”

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On March 6-8, LexArts will host several local groups across a wide range of artistic disciplines in a revival of its “Arts Showcase Weekend.” The event previously occurred each year from 2006 to 2010, before LexArts took a break in order to coordinate some other programs, such as “Horsemania.” LexArts plans to continue it annually once again. The family-friendly affair, …




LexArts now accepting 2016 grant applications

LexArts is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded to individual artists or arts organizations whose specific programs demonstrate “clear and artistic social benefits and are accessible to the general public.” Last year’s recipients included organizations such as the Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Children’s Theatre and the Living Arts and Science Center. The deadline for grant application submissions will be …




Moontower Music Festival’s second round of artists includes Ben Sollee, Tyler Childers and more

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The second annual Moontower Music Festival, which will take place August 29 at Masterson Station Park, announced its second round of artist additions at a line-up release party held at Country Boy Brewing on Wednesday.  Local acts Ben Sollee, Tyler Childers Band, Coralee and the Townies and Grayson Jenkins will join a lineup that already includes Moon Taxi, Mike Main & the …




Crave Lexington Announces New Venue and 2015 Dates

The Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival is returning this summer, but in a new, larger home. Festival officials announced Tuesday that the event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23, at the fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park. Crave Lexington, presented by Smiley Pete Publishing (tadoo.com’s parent company), will mark its third year at the new site …




A note re: SNOWMAGEDDON 2015

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Wednesday, Feb. 18 — We encourage our readers to please check with event organizers and venues before venturing out in the elements to attend any event that we have listed on our site through the rest of the week! Many of these events have been canceled and we at tadoo are simply not equipped to keep up with the fast-paced …




Inaugural Lexington Music Awards aims to “bring cohesion” the Lexington’s music community

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On February 22, while Emmy-nominated celebrities line up on the red carpet in Los Angeles, Lexington will host its own awards ceremony honoring a unique pool of local talent that exists in and around our city. Taking place at the Lyric Theatre, the inaugural Lexington Music Awards (or LEXI Awards, as organizers have dubbed it) will honor Lexington area musicians …




LexPhil’s Tchaikovsky and Crouching Tiger

The Lexington Philharmonic will offer a night of cross-cultural music with its upcoming concert Tchaikovsky and Crouching Tiger on Feb. 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The performance will begin with Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, followed by Tan Dun’s Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon score featuring LexPhil’s principal cellist, Benjamin Karp, a celebrated chamber musician who …




2015 One World Film Festival Line-Up

Now in its 17th year, the One World Film Festival has announced their 2015 line-up, which will include 11 films to be shown Feb. 1 – Mar. 7. The calendar kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the UK Chandler Hospital (Pavilion A Auditorium), but the rest of the screenings will occur at the Kentucky Theater on Thursday …




Moonshiner’s Ball announces initial line-up, which includes Ben Sollee, The Duhks and more!

The second annual Moonshiner’s Ball announced its initial line-up at a “Halfway to Moonshiner’s Ball” party this past weekend. The initial night of the 2015 festival (Friday, May 15) will feature Kentucky cellist Ben Sollee, eclectic Canadian folk band The Duhks, Western Kentucky’s Great Gatsby Jazz Odyssey and local favorites Coralee & The Townies, Driftwood Dypsy and Small Batch. Saturday and …




Forecastle 2015 line-up includes My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse and more

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival has announced the initial wave of its 2015 line-up, which features My Morning Jacket, breakout soul singer Sam Smith, jam-band favorites Widespread Panic and indie kings Modest Mouse, along with dozens of other acts. The 3-day festival returns to Waterfront Plaza July 17-19. The 2015 line-up includes: Sam Smith My Morning Jacket Widespread Panic Modest Mouse Cage …