Culture: RuPaul’s family affair

'Drag Race' comes to Headliners

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has proven to be much more than just another reality TV show.


Orchestra: Shostakovich skeening out to the edge

All his life, Dmitri Shostakovich rode the dangerous currents of an artist’s life in the public eye in the Soviet Union.


Opera: Singing the blues

The Kentucky Opera takes on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy

Even opera buffs have to shake their heads sometimes over Grand Opera’s notoriously improbable plot lines.


Orchestra: The making of an orchestra

‘Music Makes A City’ will be shown after the Orchestra’s Friday concert

“Music Makes A City” — a PBS program that airs Friday night at 10 p.m.


Culture: Poetry and tea

New open-mic night celebrates learning in an almost-familiar environment

Poetry readings and coffee shops go hand in hand, so it makes sense that java’s healthier cousin wants in on some of the action.


Opera: ‘Simon Boccanegra’ — a long, lost Verdi opera

Wouldn’t it be something if someone was poking around an old villa in Italy and came across a previously unknown opera by Giuseppe Verdi?


Opera: They live the Bohemian life; he gets the check

Kentucky Opera presents 'La Boheme'

“La Boheme” — the Bohemians — is a band of young friends and artists living the carefree Bohemian life of 19th-century Paris. Penniless but happy.


Orchestra: Emanuel Ax brings a ‘very sophisticated’ Mozart to ‘Fanfara’

In 1777, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrapped up a career as a child prodigy, touring with his father, and settled in the family hometown of Salzburg, Austria to begin a musical career as an adult.


Culture: Tell me a story

I was arrested with my cat. I found the best bloody mary in Milwaukee. I got pulled over by the dumbest state trooper in West Virginia.


Culture: Jade Jolie — ‘Equality is like rainbows’

Cute and bubbly Jade Jolie got off to a decent start as a contestant on the reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race”’s recent fifth season, but the pressure soon caug