Duo bringing music and a little theater to Two Roads Cafe


A lot of smiling, a little theater and loads of music are part of the act of Cerulean Sounds with Nan-ciy and Flippin. The duo is set to perform Thursday at Two Roads Cafe.

Nancy Combs and Jay Flippin have been working together as a team since 2001. Combs has performed professionally since 1997, and has been in radio for 18 years. She teaches voice and in 2002 was first runner-up for the Ms. Kentucky Senior Citizen contest.

Flippin is retired from the faculty of Morehead State University. He is keyboardist, arranger and pop conductor for the Lexington Philharmonic. He also is an accompanist and arranger for the Lexington Singers.

Cerulean Sounds performs standards such as "My Funny Valentine" - to a Latin beat - and "As Time Goes By." They also perform blues and parodies as part of a "musical background," notes Combs.


"It's not exactly cabaret, but our desire is to make you put down your knife and fork sometimes," Combs says.

She adds she lived in Danville for more than 15 years. While here, she sang with the Centre College Community Choir and attended Trinity Episcopal Church. Combs still is closely connected to Danville. Two granddaughters, Susan Elizabeth and Christina Michelle Combs - are students in the Danville school system, she notes.

She worked at Pioneer Playhouse in public relations for a season, and got started in radio at WKLO, Combs adds.

The performer says she always has "desired to promote and support and perform in the arts." And Combs loves performing in Danville, she says.

"I keep my finger on the pulse of Danville every six weeks when I come to convince myself I am a born-again blonde," she says. "I run into lot of friends and have lunch."

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