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University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40506-0045

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Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Aug 6, 2014

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On a recent night in San Diego, was doing what he's been doing for close to 40 years: leading his band The Heartbreakers on stage, playing the old hits and inaugurating new ones. He's just started touring behind Hypnotic Eye, the band's latest album in a prolific career — and if you ask Petty how it feels to still be kicking after all this time, you'll get an uncharacteristically bashful response.

  August 8 & 9, 2014


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Picnic With The Pops To Feature Songs Of Elton John


Lexington, Ky. -- Now in its 35th year, the Lexington Picnic with the Pops summer concert event returns to Keeneland once again this year for a two-night event taking place Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. This year, the event will feature guest artist Michael Cavanaugh, performing The Songs of Elton John and more! with the Lexington Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Scott Terrell.

Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Jul 30, 2014

  Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe... LISTEN HERE

Our guest today is Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton, who recently released an album called Refuse to Lose.

Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert

Jul 30, 2014

Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert... LISTEN HERE

Jenny Lewis: Newport Folk 2014

Jul 27, 2014

Jenny Lewis: Newport Folk 2014... LISTEN HERE...


July 21, 2014

Robert Plant "lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar"

Jul 22, 2014

On his Nonesuch debut, lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar, singer/songwriter Robert Plant bookends an album of brilliantly realized original material with two versions of the haunting bluegrass tune “Little Maggie,” popularized in the mid-’40s by the Stanley Brothers. In the Stanley Brothers’ hands, the song is mournful yet stoic as the narrator vows to leave for some “far distant land” rather than see his beloved with another man.

Chris Smither stopped by WUKY to talk with Joe Conkwright about his new double disc, 50 year retrospective Still On The Levee, and perform three of his classic songs.