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How to ring in the New Year…
An essay by Kentucky native and Appalachian author (Creeker, Songs of Life and Grace) Linda Scott DeRosier:
“Arthur and I had a mantra for almost any beginning or first step toward anything for the rest of our lives. The first day of classes, a trip to the Middle East, an accreditation visit, and always, always as we began each new year we’d assure each other ‘and we are off with high hopes.’”
Read her full post here.
Fun, faux, fake, and parody twitters and tumblrs are popular at the University of Kentucky.
This week, @UKMakeouts has surpassed @UKPassouts in Twitter followers.
Reaction is mixed:
Joker Phillips’ last game. UK vs UT. End of an era in UK football…
There’s an old (possibly apocryphal, but widely re-told) Russian story that says the deposed outgoing shoe-banging Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev wrote two letters for his successor. In a jam, Brezhnev was to open the first envelope, which reportedly read ‘Blame everything on me.’ It worked….
Everybody dressed and ready for Game Time?
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Tonight at University of Kentucky, Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman!
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The Ace Interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, in town this week at UK!
Ace interview with Walking Dead creator (and Kentucky native) Robert Kirkman.
“This day and age is a time where creators in comics have fought for decades and decades to create a system that allows them to own their creations and profit from their creations in a way that in the 30s through the 70s just was not really possible. I think there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for creators to steer their own destiny. I think that’s what it’s really all about: being able to write your own stories freely and being able to control your own stories and have them benefit you, as opposed to have them benefit a larger corporation is something that I think is somewhat unique to comics. There is certainly not a television network owned by people who create TV shows; that kind of thing is unprecedented in the entertainment industry. I really like that more and more creators of things are taking advantage of that in comics.”
Click to read full interview.
Planning a weekend in Lexington? Gotcha covered.
Click for the Ace Picks, Ace’s highly curated and selective list of critics’ picks for the next eight days in the beautiful bluegrass region of Lexington is available at aceweekly.com every Thursday, and delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition (click here to subscribe). And anytime you need an Ace rec for what to go, see, do (or eat and drink!) in Lexington, tag us on twitter, facebook, pinterest, tumblr, or instagram.
This week’s Picks include but are not limited to:
Keeneland!; Race for the Cure; Blessing of the Hounds; the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky; the Kentucky Theatre’s 90th Birthday Party; Reddit’s visit to Lexington; Kiya Heartwood at Natasha’s; UK’s Little/Gaines Series (Mary Rezsny is the October artist)
(Something missing? Make sure you are submitting your Lexington, KY calendar items via aceweekly.com. Calendar Submission is top right on the menu bar.)
Raj reviews an eventful Boomslang 2012, including a fist fight! (He doesn’t review the fist fight, just the show, where a fist fight broke out.)
Mangum ran through the highlights of Aeroplane along with a few rarities, and even had a mini-reunion with his former bandmate Koster, which got the audience to leap out of their seats and crush towards the stage – the crowd stayed on their feet for the remainder of the evening.
Ace’s Raj Ranade will be live blogging Boomslang all weekend.
You can click here to read his 2012 Boomslang preview.
“That reclusive indie rock genius Jeff Mangum is touring at all is reason enough to see his show at the Kentucky Theatre on Thursday, September 20th at 7 PM. After the release of their classic album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in 1998, Mangum’s group Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded, and the singer/songwriter himself has only performed at a handful of shows in the intervening decade.”
Pictured are WRFL co-founders Kakie Urch and Mark Beaty, 1988 and August 25, 2012.
Click through: we’ve reprinted the opening remarks from WRFL co-founder Kakie Urch at Saturday’s dedication of Professor Garry Bibbs’ sculpture, Thunder Waves of Universal Sound, on the University of Kentucky campus. (The sculpture is made from parts of the original WRFL tower, erected in 1988.)
My name is Kakie Urch and I am currently an assistant professor of multimedia in the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications. But nearly 30 years ago, I was a college student here and wrote a column in our student newspaper— the Kentucky Kernel — that suggested that we might, at UK, need a student-run radio station.
I’m so happy to be here today to bring some historical perspective to the wonderful group of people who rallied around the idea that resulted in WRFL, in this sculpture and in the 24/7 musical and educational experience that still goes on at 88.1 FM, thanks to the current student leadership and staff.
Click here to watch Video from the Dedication.
The WRFL Tower Sculpture Dedication is this weekend at the UK Student Center. Dr. Mark Beaty, a WRFL co-founder, will be on hand for the event!
Tickets for Brian Regan at the Singletary Center Show Oct 25 Are On Sale Now http://bit.ly/OOjrmf