Entertainment

  

Les was born in Lexington Kentucky on September 23, 1935.  In his youth he worked at the Lyric Theatre taking tickets, cleaning, up, seating people and more.  According to the Herald Leader on Oct 17, 2013, Les said of his time at the Lyric “That’s when I...

~~There was considerable commercial public entertainment in Lexington in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Acting companies came to town regularly, vaudeville shows arrived almost weekly, and minstrel shows were occasionally offered. Lecturers, singers and orchestras were frequent fare. The Opera House, built in 1887, was the most common venue. But beginning in the mid-1890s, the movies grew into the...

             Initially titled The Kentucke Gazette, The Kentucky Gazette was first printed on August 11th, 1787 in Lexington by John and Fielding Bradford. The Gazette has held the distinction of the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains since it’s creation. Until 1795, The Kentucky Gazette was the only newspaper printed within 500 miles of Lexington. John Bradford held the state contract as...

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