Rich Copley, Lexington Herald-Leader

Rich Copley

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Rich:

Kentucky Derby Red Carpet 2019: Backstreet Boys Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough

Kentucky native and Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson and bandmade Howie Dorough on returning to the Derby red carpet for the first time since '05, extensive ties to Kentucky and what the Run for the Roses means for the state. → Read More

‘We just love it here.’ Travis Tritt on the 2019 Kentucky Derby Red Carpet

Country music star Travis Tritt and Theresa Nelson revealed their Derby pick,and other Derby details on the way into Churchill Downs for the 145 Run for the Roses Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. → Read More

Monte Durham from ‘Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta’ talks Kentucky Derby fashion

'The guys are definitely stepping up their game," Monte Durham from "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta' on the TLC Network addresses fashion highlights, horses on the Kentucky Derby red carpet on May 4, 2019 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky → Read More

Creative Mornings serve up a monthly dose of inspiration ... and coffee

Since January 2017, Creative Mornings Lexington talks have been packing in local creatives to hear inspirational talks from fellow residents and visitors. → Read More

What makes WTVQ’s noon show different from the rest? Not just it’s Australian host.

The most distinctive voice in midday television in Lexington has to belong to Troy Thompson, a native of Australia who has turned WTVQ’s “Midday Kentucky” into a revenue-generating program. → Read More

When you read this, I’ll be gone: Farewell to 20 years as the Herald-Leader’s arts writer

Rich Copley is stepping down from his job of more than 20 years covering arts and entertainment for the Lexington Herald-Leader. In his farewell column, he reflects on two decades on the beat. → Read More

No sooner do we finish the turkey, then holiday celebrations begin, this weekend

Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving, and then we dive headlong into the holiday season with the annual Luminate Lexington tree lighting, Christmas Carols, Nutcrackers and Wildcats (these are the holidays in Kentucky). → Read More

Laura Bell Bundy goes Barefoot for the holidays in all-star video and wine promo

Laura Bell Bundy co-directed and co-wrote “Sleighin’ for the Holidays,” an all-star video with Cecily Strong, Anna Faris, Yvonne Orji, Chrissie Fit, and Tituss Burgess for Barefoot wine. → Read More

If you’re a book lover, this weekend offers plenty for you

Two big book events — the Kentucky Book Fair and Book Benches auction — top the list of things to do this weekend, but there is also Rockin’ Rodeo at the Horse Park and a few family shows downtown. → Read More

You aren’t imagining it: Concert business is up at Rupp. Here’s why.

Concert business at Lexington’s Rupp Arena is up 100 percent in 2018 over 2017. The reason lies in large part with a new partnership between the Arena and the Oak View Group facilities, and a man focused on booking the arena. → Read More

UK presents a Christmas show for Veterans Day

The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s “Silent Night,” which recounts the 1914 Christmas truce at the Belgium front lines of World War I. → Read More

A bunch of dummies are coming to Rupp Arena this weekend

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, fresh off earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes to Rupp Arena, Nov. 10; a Mary Todd Lincolm musical premieres and SCAPA puts a classic British Musical on stage this weekend. → Read More

Shut up and act? Not Michael Shannon. He’s coming home to get out the vote.

Lexington native and two-time Oscar nominee returns to his native Kentucky Nov. 3 and 4 to be part of midterm election events in Lexington and Louisville. → Read More

Eastern Kentucky director returns with film about Appalachia, Trump, and a rave review from Dolly

Pike County native and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ashley York will show her documentary “hillbilly,” which looks at media portrayals of Appalachia and President Donald Trump’s popularity in the region, to EKU Monday. → Read More

KET thought it was about time Kentucky’s Robert Penn Warren got his due on film

The new KET documentary “Robert Penn Warren: A Vision” brings the story of the iconic Kentucky author to the screen starting Oct. 29. → Read More

‘Cause this is Halloween in Lexington, it’s time to get our Michael Jackson on.

The weekend before Halloween in Lexington features the annual Thriller parade downtown, along with the Lyric Theatre 70th anniversary, Lee Cruse at Comedy Off Broadway and more. → Read More

The Kentucky Castle turns a sinister shade offering dinner and Edgar Allen Poe

The Woodford Theatre Young Artists present “The Poe Show,” with stories staged in several locations in The Kentucky Castle on Halloween Eve, as well as at the theater this weekend. → Read More

Mural honoring mothers oversees construction and traffic at Short and Midland

New York-based artist Alice Mizrachi has begun work on a mural on the side of CycleYOU facing the corner of Short Street and Midland Avenue as part of the PRHBTN street art festival. → Read More

Once terrified by the flying monkeys of ‘Oz,’ Tates Creek grad now playing one on tour

Tates Creek High School graduate Hunter Henrickson comes home to The Bluegrass with the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz,” which stops at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts Friday. → Read More

Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts getting a new Big Blue home

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is moving back to Lexington for four years, starting in 2019, based at the University of Kentucky. It had been at Centre College since 2014 and was previously based at Transylvania University. → Read More