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Monday, August 2, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET2
Monday, July 3, 2000 at 9:00/8:00 pm CT on KET2
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From ringing banjo music to soaring Broadway songs, from eager newcomers to seasoned professionals, Kentucky's performing arts talent finds a statewide audience with In Performance at the Governor's Mansion. This program, the premiere episode, is hosted by Lexington television personality Sky Yancey, with a special welcome by Gov. Paul E. Patton and first lady Judi Patton.
"Historically, the Governor's Mansion was used as a stage for outstanding performances, and we are pleased to renew this great tradition," said Patton.
Singer-composer Tim Lake, appearing on the program with The Little Big Band, shows the banjo-playing artistry that has won fans for this distinctively American instrument as far away as Japan, Norway, Austria, and Ecuador.
Five alumni of the Governor's School for the Arts, held each summer in Louisville, show why the school has become a hotbed of creativity. Elizabeth Burmester and Emily Sales, both of Louisville, perform an excerpt from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." David Flores, also of Louisville, reads selections from works written by the school's student writers; J. T. Posadas of Owensboro performs "Preludium and Allegro" on the violin; and a former Miss Kentucky, Veronica Duka, entertains with melodies drawn from Broadway shows.
Singers Alicia Helm and Everett McCorvey top off the evening with a medley of popular Broadway tunes. Helm, a soprano, and McCorvey, a tenor, teach voice at the University of Kentucky.
This program premiered on February 23, 1997.
Seasons 2-5 were made possible
by a generous grant from Ashland Inc.