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Fall Arts 2008

For our fall arts preview, we took a look at how artists in Central Kentucky make all or a portion of their living from the arts. As part of that, we profiled five area artists whose work supports them to some extent. The profiles included portraits by Herald-Leader staff photographer Mark Cornelison. In the slide show, you can see the portraits as well as pictures of the artists at work and hear and read their comments about their art and life.

Click here to go to LexGo.com, for more of our 2008-09 arts preview and more information about arts and entertainment in Central Kentucky.

George Zack’s final bow

September 11, 2008 by Rich Copley  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, George Zack, Music

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Lexington Philharmonic music director George Zack conducts the orchestra for the last time on Sept. 12, 2008. Zack took over the music director post in 1972, and will officially retire next year when a new music director named. But the performing aspect of his job ends with a gala season-opening concert featuring one of Zack’s favorite soloists, violinist Aaron Rosand, followed by a celebration on the lawn next to the Singletary Center for the Arts.

We visited one of Zack’s final rehearsals with the orchestra and talked to the maestro and several of his colleagues to get their thoughts on this historic event. Audio, photos and production by Rich Copley.

Click here for thoughts on Zack’s impact on the arts in Lexington.

Click here for some stats on Zack’s career.