What's Happening In The Area

December 23, 2004


"Voices in the Darkness: The Holocaust, Arts and Culture," through July, Norton Center for the Arts foyer, Centre College. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1-4 p.m. weekends, except for college holiday periods. Free. Information:

Works by Joe Baron, Fox Hutt and Wayne Daugherty, through December, Boyle County Public Library. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 332-7046.

"Assignment: Turkey," exhibition of photographs by Advocate-Messenger chief photographer Clay Jackson, through Dec. 31, Centenary Christian Life Center, Perryville Road. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free. Information: (859) 236-4800.


Works by Jim Underwood, through December, McDowell Wellness Center. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6627.

Paintings by Jack Carey, for sale and on display, Cutter's Buffet, Hustonville Road.

Paintings and photography by Gathering Artist members, through December, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6561.

"40 Fingers," works by Diane Braber, Marsha Heidbrink, Jacqui Lubbers and Delaire Rowe, through Jan. 2, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 231-5559.

Works by painters David Farmer and Virginia Robertson and photographer J.P. Fields, Miller Fine Art and Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-04042. Web site: www.millerfine

Works by Ellen Skidmore, through Dec. 30, Cross Gate Gallery, 509 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 233-3856. Web site:

"Flame Run," an exhibit of contemporary art glass by four artists from Louisville's Flame Run studio, through Jan. 8, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah. Information: (270) 442-2453.


Montgomery Gentry, featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guests Trace Adkins and Blue County, Dec. 31, Rupp Arena, Lexington. Cost: $51.50 and $38.50. Tickets: (859) 233-3535 or

Aaron Raitiere, guitarist and Boyle native, 8 p.m. Tuesday, The Dame, Lexington. Also featuring Billyblues and John Norris. Cost: $5. Information:

Billyblues, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Two Roads Cafe. Information:

Tequila Rose, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Santa makes a stop Saturday night. Cost: $5/adults, $1/under 9. Auction: 7 p.m. Mondays, led by Waynesburg Auction. Information: (606) 365-3417.

Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.

The Barn concerts, specializing in "good, clean family fun," 6:30-10 p.m. every Friday night. Located on Buster Pike outside Burgin. Admission: $5. Tom Hurst, Sam Baker, Charlie Peel and Jim McKee are the featured singers/songwriters. Information: (859) 748-9689.


"The Simple Gifts of Christmas," with guided tours at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 31, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Information: (859) 734-1545.

Grassroots Writers, 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. Information and locations of meetings: (859) 548-2698 or (859) 339-0473.

Call for entries for "In the Beginning," set for Feb. 27-April 24 at Centenary Christian Life Center. Theme is open to realistic, symbolic or abstract interpretation, and all media are welcome. Peoples' Choice Award cash prize will be given to the artist who receives the highest number of votes at the end of the exhibit. Entry fee: $25/1-3 slides, $35/4-6 slides. Postmark deadline: Jan. 17. Slide requirement waived in lieu of actual work for artists living within driving distance to Danville. Information: (859) 236-4800.

"Best of the Bluegrass," featuring four funny Kentuckians - Cleveland, Rich Ragains, Scott Wilson and Lee Cruse, today, Saturday, Wednesday, Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $6.50; 9:15 p.m. Dec. 25, $8.50; 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30, $6.50; 9:15 p.m. Jan. 1, $8.50. Box office hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Web site:

Southern Lights, animated light displays, through Dec. 31, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. Information: (859) 255-5727.

Harlem Globetrotters, 2 p.m. Jan. 2, Rupp Arena, Lexington. Cost: From $15. Tickets: (859) 233-3535 or (859) 281-6644. Web site:

"Under the Sea" dance, by Somerset Junior Woman's Club, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Center for Rural Development. Meal served 8-9:30 p.m. Dancing to deejay music. Cost: $35/single, $60/couple, $225/table. Tickets: (606) 379-6261 or (606) 678-0182.

Candlelight Tour of Ashland, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Henry Clay Estate, Lexington. Cost: $10. Information: (859) 266-8581.

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (859) 236-2551 with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail

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