Events, On The Road Series - posted on May 31, 2018 by

‘David Blaine Live’ Returns To North American Audiences For Spring And Summer Tour. Join Us In Asheville, NC!

Death-defying magician, David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ on the road this spring and summer with a new round of 36 North American tour dates. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off May 6, 2018, in San Diego, CA and make stops in cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more. 

Citi® is the official presale credit card of the David Blaine Live Tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 27 at 10 am local time until Thursday, March 1 at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 2 at 12 pm local time at LiveNation.com, davidblaine.com and on the Live Nation app. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on May 29, 2018 by

Lexington Brought The Love As Magnolia Boulevard Unleashed Their Debut EP

If you live in Kentucky, you need to be paying close attention to the musical community. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. There has likely never been a time where Kentucky has possessed more talent than she does right now. Seriously. Allow me to use Magnolia Boulevard as a shining example for ya.

Kentucky shines with artists like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Black Stone Cherry and Tyler Childers at the top of their games while our legends continue to thrive. Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, The Kentucky Headhunters and many more are still performing to large crowds all over the world. While that’s truly wonderful, I want you to focus more on the artists still trying to get to their levels. Remember, every single musician on this planet was once a local musician. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on May 21, 2018 by

Doing It His Way. Tyler Childers Takes Nashville By Storm.

The music industry is a very strange place most of the time. Long gone are the days of record labels signing a young band or artist to a developmental deal. Most labels want to get their hands on an already established and somewhat successful artist that way it is a quick way to recoup the funds it takes to break an emerging artist.

It’s definitely a sound business decision for them, but the industry has changed tremendously over the past few years and the days of taking chances on signing folks to a developmental deal are long gone. Few folks are actually good enough to cut through all the clutter of the bands and artists that have been empowered by technology in this day and age. With that clutter, being an independent artist becomes even more difficult. That’s one aspect of what makes Tyler Childers such an amazing anomaly. He is a once in a generation talent as far as we’re concerned around here, but it’s his journey that is so remarkable. (more…)

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Events, Music, Photos - posted on May 16, 2018 by

The Kentucky Ballet Theatre Performs The Little Mermaid At The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg

When I created Capture Kentucky, I had hoped to expand my skills and photograph anything and everything. Turns out, opportunities have come to me that had not even made a blip on my radar.

In a little over a year, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph NASCAR, Minor League Baseball, Major League Baseball, a rodeo, a motorcycle club ride, a Star Wars museum exhibition, the final Carl Casper Auto Show, a fire station, a wedding, several large music festivals and one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, in P!nk. I’m either incredibly lucky, or I’ve finally figured out how to do something right for once. Lol (more…)

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Album Reviews, Attractions, Events, Music - posted on May 8, 2018 by

Bowling Green’s Spillway Bar & Grill Celebrates 20th Anniversary on May 12th!

What does a music venue really mean to a community? That’s a very difficult question to answer, but one that I want to try and tackle. Smaller venues have a tendency to attract fair-weather business owners, especially when the capacity of the venue isn’t 25,000 people where so many people go and word of mouth helps things grow much more quickly. As soon as a small venue begins losing money, most close up shop and disappear as a small blip on the musical map. Others though, help musicians and communities grow and as time goes on are sometimes taken for granted. When those things happen, it breaks my heart. As the hair band Cinderella put it, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone.”

The value placed on a smaller venue though, that has helped foster the arts over a 20 year period, in my humble opinion, is immeasurable. Which brings me to my point, I want to talk to you about the Spillway Bar & Grill located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on April 16, 2018 by

Bourbon & Beyond: Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant Lead Music Lineup For Bourbon, Food & Music Festival In Louisville September 22 & 23

The second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival makes its much-anticipated return to Champions Park in Louisville, KYSaturdaySeptember 22 and Sunday, September 23 with the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents, culinary curator Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef) and bourbon curator Fred Minnick have put together another incredible bourbon, music, and culinary lineup for the weekend. World-renowned musicians including Sting and Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as superstars John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows and David Byrne, lead the music lineup of more than 30 artists. Tom Colicchio, Stephanie Izard, Aarón Sánchez and Ray Garcia lead the culinary lineup of more than 20 chefs.

See the official bourbon announcement video here: http://bit.ly/BBBVideo18 

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Events, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on April 3, 2018 by

On The Road: WWE Road To Wrestlemania in Huntington, WV

We were afforded a really cool opportunity. We were allowed to cover the WWE stop in Huntington, WV. This was a special time, as Wrestlemania is coming up on April 8th. We saw WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin in a WWE Championship Match! Bobby Roode vs. US Champion Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal – US Championship Triple Threat Match. 2018 Royal Rumble Winner Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Rusev Day. SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Tag Team Champions – The Usos – WWE vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Rusev Day. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler. Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Riott Squad – WWE vs. Natalya & Carmella & Lana. (more…)

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Events, Sports - posted on April 1, 2018 by

WWE Live on the road to WrestleMania, coming to Rupp Arena on Sunday, April 1st!

Feel the thrill of WWE Live on the road to WWE WrestleMania, coming to Rupp Arena on April 1, 2018. Don’t miss all the live action featuring your favorite Superstars and Divas!

You’ll see WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin in a WWE Championship Match!

PLUS SEE:
• Bobby Roode vs. US Champion Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal – US Championship Triple Threat Match

• 2018 Royal Rumble Winner Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Rusev Day

• SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Tag Team Champions – The Usos – WWE vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Rusev Day

• Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler

• Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Riott Squad – WWE vs. Natalya & Carmella & Lana

Tickets on sale now and start at $15. Tickets are available online, in person at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, and over the phone at 859-233-3535.

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Events, Photos - posted on March 14, 2018 by

PHOTOS: Lexington Comic & Toy Con at Rupp Arena

The 2018 Lexington Comic & Toy Con at Rupp Arena was a smashing success. Over 25,000 people were in attendance. (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on March 1, 2018 by

Kentucky’s Short & Company Release Debut Album, Lost in a Spin, March 29

Raised in Jackson, Kentucky (Sturgill Simpson’s hometown), singer-songwriter and genre-bending guitar blazer, Jeremy Short, has quickly risen to the top shelf of must-hear players.

Short was raised in a musical family where music poured out everywhere – at church, the piano, the dinner table – you name it. The son of a rock ‘n’ roll drummer, he first found his professional groove as lead guitarist and frontman for the R&B horn band, Downtown King, and the lead guitarist for Sasha Colette’s red-hot Americana backing band, The Magnolias. Now armed with his own water-tight rhythm section, the twenty-something rounds out Short & Company with the talents of Trevor Litteral (bass, backing vocals) and Taylor Jones (drums, backing vocals).

While Short and Company have built blue-collar audiences, electrified crowds in Memphis, and bested hundreds of bands to make it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge, they’ve also quickly become a favorite in the regional festival and club scenes.

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