Features Brief: Ushers needed at The Lexington Opera House

The Lexington Opera House is expanding its volunteer usher staff for the 2008-09 season.  No experience is necessary and training will be provided through orientation sessions scheduled on Sept. 29, Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, all sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. The sessions are 90 minutes long and will include a tour of the newly […]

Low-grade actors, script flunk out in ‘College’

By Ricky Simpson College Starring: Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Kevin Covais Here’s where this film started off on the wrong foot: If you put out a trailer comparing your film to “Animal House” and “American Pie,” you better deliver. If I promise you “Deer Hunter,” I better not show up with, “We Were Soldiers.” In […]

‘The Dark Knight’ embedded with political issues

By Derek Miles Movies are much more than images you see unfolding on a screen in front of you. Movies have always and will always serve not only as entertainment, but also as an effective medium of getting messages across to the masses. Whether it is protest or politics, a call to attention or a […]

Surf’s Up: Ry Cuming to ride musical tidal wave to campus

By Kellie Oates People don’t usually make lasting impressions in hostels, but Ry Cuming did. The Australian native was discovered at the age of 18 in a Costa Rican hostel when a Los Angeles filmmaker found him playing guitar in the hallway, said Louise Cincala, the concert committee director for the Student Activities Board. And […]

‘Seasoned band’ offers soundtrack to my life

By Nick Walters School is back in session, which brings a breath of excitement to the world, and nothing complements that feeling more than a soundtrack for your life. Music can help define personal moments and emotions within one’s existence. Lately, my personal soundtrack has been dominated by one band, The Hold Steady.

Late night film series to add B-grade movies to the mix

By Kelly Wiley Beer isn’t the only thing that will be on tap this weekend. Students can get free popcorn and free movies Thursday and Friday during The Late Night Film Series, and there is more than one movie to choose from. “If you don’t like Thursday’s movie you’ll like Friday’s,” said Russ Caldwell, the […]

Musical duo to bring ‘skanky’ show to UK

By Kellie Oates There really isn’t anything tasteful about musical duo TASTiSKANK. Their lyrics are shockingly blunt, scandalous and hilariously vulgar, and they top it off by rocking high-heels and looking fabulously risqué. And they’re coming to UK. “They are essentially good girls gone bad,” said Nigel Lepainka, the cultural arts director for the Student […]

WRFL’s Top-10 albums of the week

1. RATATAT, “LP3” 2. Sic Alps, “A Long  Way Around to a Shortcut” 3. Stereolab, “Chemical Chords” 4. Silver Jews, “Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea” 5. Dr. Dog, “Fate 6. The Walkmen, “You & Me” 7. Beck, “Modern Guilt” 8. Bonnie Prince Billy, “Lie Down in the Light” 9. Apollo Sunshine, “Shall Noise Upon” 10. Calexico, […]

On tap for the week of Sept. 4-10

THURSDAY, Sept. 4 The Read, Dead Serious, Duppy A’Jamba 8 p.m., Mad Hatter, Covington. Tickets cost $5. WRFL presents the Shondes, Spooky Q’s 8 p.m., The Void Skateshop. Tickets cost $3. Idaho, Alaska and Whistle Peak 10 p.m., Al’s Bar. Tickets cost $4. FRIDAY, Sept. 5 Great Depression w/ Frontier Folk Nebraska, Travis Talbert, 40 […]