September 20, 2013
Montreal’s Cirque Éloize arrives with its all-new creation, CIRKOPOLIS, a non-stop spectacle that blends the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. The production pushes the boundaries of visual and audio innovation, transporting the audience to an industrial yet fanciful universe inspired by the rich visual world of comic books and populated by a cast of twelve multi-disciplinary artists. Jugglers, contortionists and acrobats astound with extraordinary feats set to an original score and enhanced by theatrical effects and eye-popping video projections.
September 20, 7:30pm
September 21, 2:00pm
Ekucenter.com for more information and tickets.
This free annual festival taking place in the parking lot of Christ the King Cathedral features food, live music, a beer garden, bingo and other game tents, children’s activities and more. This year’s live music schedule is a 1980s throwback, featuring the Romantics, The Georgia Satellites (“Keep Your Hands to Yourself”), Thumper & the Plaid Rabbits and more.
7:00p Thumper & The Plaid Rabbits Rewind
8:10p — Jordan English & the Two Threes
9:20p — The Georgia Satellites
Saturday night: (times are approximates)
5:30p: Out of the Woodshed
7:00p: See Alice
8:10p: Wild Side
9:20p: The Romantics
Based on true events, this novel recounts the story of one of the youngest Americans to be charged with a capital crime and sentenced to death. After an emotionally abused 15 year-old boy kills his 7 year-old neighbor in rural Eastern Kentucky, he is tried as an adult and sentenced to die in the electric chair. But questions about the young man’s sanity, never fully addressed at his trial, come to light during his nine years at the state penitentiary, and it’s up to his appellate attorneys to convince the world that he doesn’t deserve to die.
This event will be a Gallery Hop Reception for the Exhibit.
This exhibition features the compelling works of natural materials with forms created using the traditional basketry technique of twining. Morehead State University Assistant Professor Jennifer Reis investigates personal and cultural issues with her hand-worked embellished textile assemblages. Inspired by children’s stuffed animals, Morehead State University Professor Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido’s soft sculptures are inviting and cuddly while simultaneously questioning contemporary fashion design, both in its absurdity and beauty.
Gloria Nixon- John will sign her new book, the Killing Jar. Based on true events, this novel recounts the story of one of the youngest Americans to be charged with a capital crime and sentenced to death.
A showcase of dark, stark and beautiful songwriting, ranging from ambient to noisy to electro-tinged goth.
To simply call Chelsea Wolfe “unique” would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called “drone-metal-art-folk” scene she’s an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully-formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort.
Scout Niblett is an English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist known for her intimate live shows and collaborative works with American underground artists including Steve Albini and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Ancient Warfare is a Lexington-based trio of ladies drawling over ambient guitars and a pulsating timbre that may as well be the heartthrob of singer/songwriter, Echo Wilcox. Ancient Warfare consorts with forlorn matters of the heart combined with an incorrigible desire for promise within it.
Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with feature poet and celebrity judge Sonya Renee Taylor, emcee Bianca Spriggs, special Guest Saul Williams, courtesy of Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound and Art.
The 2013-2014 season begins with an evening of contemporary and classical works in Revolution! Joined by vibrant violin soloist, Caroline Goulding, LexPhil presents an opening night featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and 1812 Overture, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony.
‘Since forming in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival — a 6 piece rock band from Greensboro, NC — has played roughly 150 dates per year, released 4 albums, and gained a solid reputation for their eclectic sound and passionate performances. They can be found bringing their blend of Dixieland, Folk and horn-driven Rock and Roll all over the USA, headlining festivals and respected venues year-round.’
Winner of the Second Bi-Annual Kentucky Women Writers Prize for Women Playwrights.
A play about two of O’Neill’s fatal loves and the detrimental effect that they had on his life and work, “E.G.O.” spans over almost four decades of O’Neill’s life from the moment he met Agnes, who became his second wife, through a passionate affair with Carlotta, the turbulent divorce, his third marriage and finally, his death and the fate of his literary heritage left in the hands of these two women to take care of.
“Morello adeptly chronicles O’Neill’s twice-over matrimonial deterioration in all its agonizing reality, coupled with the familial addictions that continued to haunt him for the rest of his life.” – American playwright, television writer and activist, Kia Corthron
- Friday Sept 13 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday Sept 14 at 7:30 PM
- Sunday Sept 15 2:00 PM
- Friday Sept 20 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday Sept 21 at 7:30 PM
- Sunday Sept 22 2:00 PM
The Honeycutters are, at the heart, the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and Lead Guitarist/ Producer Peter James. While their sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Platt and James produce a refreshingly unique blend of Americana music that is comfortingly familiar while being entirely original.
2013 marks the 5th year for WRFL 88.1’s Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound & Art, a 3-day multi-genre festival taking place at various venues throughout Lexington.
Carl Calm is the stage moniker of Eric Lanham. Based out of Lexington, he produces lulling, ethereal electronic soundscapes.
ADULT. is an American band from Detroit, Michigan that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths and electronic/punk elements. While popular in their home city of Detroit, they are also very popular in Germany and the United Kingdom.
Clinic: pounding rhythms, heavily distorted organ and intense vocals, a cryptic mix of surf punk with a mutant house beat.
Winchester, KY native covering pop and country hits.
35th Annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference: workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting with Bonnie Jo Cambell, Kia Corthron, Claire Dederer, Jennifer Haigh, Ada Limon, George Ella Lyon, Molly Peacock, Kiki Petrosino, Paisley Rekdal, Sonya Renee Taylor, and more.
The Five Below Band are a cover band with music ranging from southern rock, classic rock and the blues.
Since forming in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival — a 6 piece rock band from Greensboro, NC — , released 4 albums, and gained a solid reputation for their eclectic sound and brings their blend of Dixieland, Folk and horn-driven Rock and Roll all over the USA, headlining festivals and respected venues year-round.
The Del-Lords are an American rock and roll band that formed in New York City in 1982, founded by The Dictators’ guitarist Scott Kempner. The band combined elements of 1960s garage rock with country, blues, and folk influences to become one of the initial progenitors of urban-roots-rock.
A local jam band trio covering Jack Johnson, Sublime, Eric Clapton and more…
Presented by WRFL’s Boomslang Festival and he KY Women Writers Conference, this official after-party for the Wild Women of Poetry Slam will feature local DJ’s, an open mic, and a spoken word performance by esteemed poet and alternative hip-hop artist Saul Williams. Emceed by Bianca Spriggs.