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March 31, 2021

Predicting the Oscars in a Surprisingly Strong 2020 Film Season

C.M. Tomlin 6:30pm March 31, 2021 3/31/21

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  You guys remember last year? Oh man, that was crazy. Remember how everyone was mad at everybody all the time, and we couldn’t touch anything for the first half of the year and see each other the last two thirds of the year? You, like me, might have spent a lot of that time…

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March 28, 2021

Kentucky in Hollywood: Alyssa Wray makes American Idol top 24

Tyler Young 9:45pm March 28, 2021 3/28/21 Comments Disabled

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Well, it looks like we’ll be keeping up with budding Perryville superstar Alyssa Wray a little longer under the big lights of American Idol. After another knockout showing performing “I’m Here” from the musical version of The Color Purple, she learned from the judges that she’s earned a spot in the show’s top 24. She…

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March 7, 2021

WATCH: Perryville’s Alyssa Wray may have had the American Idol audition of the year

Tyler Young 10:20pm March 7, 2021 3/7/21

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Alyssa Wray on American Idol

We already saw Alex Miller turn Luke Bryan into a giddy fanboy; now we have Boyle County’s own Alyssa Wray compelling the American Idol judges out of their seats during her audition Sunday night, when she absolutely meteored Jennifer Hudson’s “I Am Changing.” The Perryville native about broke Lionel Richie before being sent on with…

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Jack Harlow wins 2v2 Basketball Tournament, donates winnings to HBCUs in Kentucky

Ty Schadt 11:00am March 7, 2021 3/7/21

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Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow has made quite a name for himself over the past year. The Louisville native has seen his single “What’s Poppin'” turn platinum, he dropped a debut album, performed one of the more unique NPR Tiny Desk concerts to date, and is slated to host Saturday Night Live on March 27th. But…

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February 15, 2021

WATCH: Lancaster’s Alex Miller stuns judges on American Idol

Tyler Young 5:15pm February 15, 2021 2/15/21

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Alex Miller American Idol Golden Ticket

Garrard County, stand up! Lancaster native Alex Miller brought some serious twang to the American Idol premiere on Sunday night’s show, rocking a western shirt and all the confidence you can cram into a 17-year-old’s body. After charming the judges with his accent (“I hope you sing like you talk,” said Lionel Richie), he busted…

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February 9, 2021

The Best of the (Virtual) 2021 Sundance Film Festival

C.M. Tomlin 4:00pm February 9, 2021 2/9/21 Comments Disabled

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The streets of Park City were mostly empty this year as the 2021 Sundance Film Festival was moved mainly online this year. No puffy jackets, no trekking up Main to the Egyptian Theater in thin air or chatting with other festival-goers to find what’s catching any audience buzz. For four straight days my home became…

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February 1, 2021

Power Ranking the Sesame Street Songs Stuck in Every Parent’s Head

Nick Roush 5:30pm February 1, 2021 2/1/21

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When entering parenthood, experienced moms and dads happily provide tips like, “Get your sleep while you can,” and, “It’s okay to let them cry a little.” There’s one piece of advice I wish someone had shared a year ago: You’re going to become a Sesame Street fan, whether you like it or not. Throughout the…

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December 31, 2020

Kentucky Albums You Might’ve Missed in 2020—Part 2

Tyler Young 1:10pm December 31, 2020 12/31/20 Comments Disabled

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Kelsey Waldon

Well hello again, and a Happy New Years’ Eve. We’re taking a look at some 2020 albums from Kentucky musicians that may have come in under your radar this year (here’s part 1). A few of you gave me some suggestions after yesterday’s post—feel free to drop more in the comments. I’m also including a…

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December 30, 2020

Kentucky Albums You Might’ve Missed in 2020—Part 1

Tyler Young 12:45pm December 30, 2020 12/30/20

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Wayne Graham

The stages have been dark for nine months, but it hasn’t stopped Kentucky musicians from getting to work in the studio, and they released some incredible albums in 2020. You probably spent a lot of the year burning through new records from Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton—the three-headed monster of today’s Kentucky country…

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December 29, 2020

Bright Spots: The Best Movies of 2020

C.M. Tomlin 2:30pm December 29, 2020 12/29/20

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Listen, I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned this to you, or made a meme about it, or tweeted incessantly about it, or said it to you on Facebook or the phone or over FaceTime or by text — but this year has been terrible. Like, “one of the worst of all of our lives” terrible.…

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December 25, 2020

The Best Versions of Classic Christmas Songs

Nick Roush 3:00pm December 25, 2020 12/25/20

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It’s the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year to hear Christmas classics everywhere you go. Carols are in the air and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Some Christmas songs do not age well, but there are two dozen or so that stand the test of time. When Bing Crosby passed away…

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December 11, 2020

It might be winter, but Sturgill’s still out here Cuttin’ Grass

Tyler Young 3:00pm December 11, 2020 12/11/20 Comments Disabled

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Cuttin' Grass Vol. 2 Album Cover

I’m not sure any Sturgill Simpson fans were quite done spinning Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1 yet, but the man went on and put out a whole new volume overnight. Fresh off his fourth Grammy nomination for Sound & Fury, the kick-ass Kentuckian released Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2, his second of two promised bluegrass albums that…

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December 9, 2020

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That: HBO Finds Greater Successes with Short-Lived Series Runs

C.M. Tomlin 10:00am December 9, 2020 12/9/20 Comments Disabled

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Look, let’s be honest — between political upheaval, deadly viruses, civil unrest and Galactic Federation snubs, it’s tough to “get into” a show right now. It’s even tougher to enter into a multi-year, multi-season contract with a typical pay-cable show which includes full year-and-a-half lapses between seasons. We’re barely promised a February, we don’t possibly…

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November 10, 2020

Hoop Godz | Basketball Board Game Preview & Live Play-Through Tonight!

Richmond Bramblet 10:00am November 10, 2020 11/10/20 Comments Disabled

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*Component images are in prototype form* UPDATE: If you are interested in seeing the game in action, tonight (Tues. Nov 10th), I will be live-streaming a play-through of Hoop Godz with the designer Omari Akil on the BramBeard Gaming Twitch channel  The channel is also embedded below, so you can come back to this page…

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October 20, 2020

Am I THAT Guy? Three Episodes In, Taking Stock of the Lackluster SNL Season So Far

C.M. Tomlin 8:30pm October 20, 2020 10/20/20

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I had a weird moment while watching Saturday Night Live this past weekend: during a sketch featuring the immensely likable and talented Issa Rae in which she portrayed a woman on her first date confronted by increasingly terrible exes, a deranged Kenan Thompson uttered the phrase “titty meat,” and I laughed. Maybe it was because…

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October 16, 2020

Sturgill Simpson shows his ‘Grass with a new album

Tyler Young 1:28pm October 16, 2020 10/16/20 Comments Disabled

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Cuttin Grass Album Cover

As promised, Kentucky country/rock/psychedelic/whatever-he-damn-well-pleases songwriter Sturgill Simpson dropped the first of two Bluegrass albums last night. Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) reinvents some of his best known and most obscure tunes, turning them into honest-to-god Bluegrass classics. Simpson dips way into the archives here, not only reworking tracks from his solo records, but…

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September 18, 2020

Tyler Childers releases a surprise record, ‘Long Violent History’

Tyler Young 10:29am September 18, 2020 9/18/20

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Long Violent History album cover

Well, how’s this for an unexpected Friday album drop? Kentucky mountain bard Tyler Childers has released “Long Violent History,” an instrumental collection of traditional fiddle tunes—and one powerful statement. Childers’ appreciation for mountain music is well documented, and recently he’s taken up the fiddle for himself, giving fans glimpses into his progress by breaking it…

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July 21, 2020

“The Last of Us: Part II” Review

Adrian Bryant 2:54pm July 21, 2020 7/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Pre-Review Banter: I basically haven’t written anything since COVID-19 ruined the world and my brain, and because of that I largely have forgotten how words work. So for this review I enlisted the help of Funkhouser regular and zombie-licker Blake Vickers. His comments are prefixed with the initials “BV,” and mine are initialed “APB” (the…

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July 17, 2020

It’s live music time in the Bluegrass: Venues starting to reopen

Tyler Young 6:45pm July 17, 2020 7/17/20

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Joslyn & the Sweet Compression

We’ve spent a lot of time missing sports over the past four months (!) of COVID-19. But a whole bunch of us have been starving for live music during a season normally filled with concerts and festivals. Fortunately for you cabin-fevered songbirds, some Kentucky venues are starting to open back up for outdoor events, provided…

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July 15, 2020

Peacock TV – What is it? What’s Free? What’s “Free”?

Richmond Bramblet 3:00pm July 15, 2020 7/15/20 Comments Disabled

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We’re waist deep in the streaming wars right now and NBC has entered the chat with its newest offering Peacock TV. Touted as a “free” platform from NBC, Peacock launched Wednesday morning with a full slew of features. For the people looking to get into the NBC streaming world, I gambled my ability to remember…

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