Archive for November, 2011

Day with Dave!

Spend a day in horse country with Kentucky Life‘s Dave Shuffett

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

This WinterPledge, we’re offering as a thank-you gift the opportunity to “horse around” with Dave Shuffett! On April 14, Dave will board a coach bus with 50 of his closest friends to tour the beautiful horse farms of central Kentucky.

Your adventure includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Keeneland, a private tour of Darley Farm, and a drive through Donamire Farm with lunch at the nationally known Wallace Station restaurant in Midway. The trip wraps up with an exclusive tour of Three Chimneys Farm.

You may choose to purchase one ticketor bring a friend and purchase two tickets for this adventure with Dave. If you’re a big Dave and Kentucky Life fan, a big horse fan, or a fan of both, this is an exciting opportunity!

Kentucky Collectibles

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure on Kentucky Collectibles!

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Here’s your chance to find out if you’re holding onto a fortune and be a part of KET’s newest program, Kentucky Collectibles!

With your gift of $125 during WinterPledge, you may choose to receive one ticket good for one person to bring in up to two items to KET’s Appraisal Fair on May 19 or 20 at KET’s Lexington studios. For a gift of $250, you may receive two tickets for two people to bring in up to four items. You could have your story or treasured item featured on Kentucky Collectibles, which is scheduled to premiere on KET in the fall of 2012!

Kentucky Collectibles will explore the Commonwealth’s distinctive history through its treasures, people, and their stories. Each episode of the series will take viewers on an entertaining walk through the past and all over Kentucky.

Viewers will enjoy the stories behind favorite family heirlooms, while expert appraisers make the distinction between what’s “collectible” and what’s not. Each week viewers will discover the flavor and uniqueness of our area through its antiques and collectibles.

Learn more during special WinterPledge presentations of Antiques Roadshow, beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5/4 pm CT on KET.

Please note: You must be able to transport or carry your own items.

Appraisers who will be participating in KET’s Appraisal Fair include:

Nussbaum Antiques, Louisville

Thoroughbred Antique Gallery

Clark Art and Antiques

Cross Gate Gallery

Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs

Farmer’s Jewelry

St. John and Myers

Black Swan Books

Antique and Modern Firearms

Mike Reeder Vintage Instruments

Mid-American Coin Galleries

J. Sampson Antiques and Books

WinterPledge programs

Amazing shows and performances abound this WinterPledge

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

During WinterPledge 2011, Nov. 26 through Dec. 4, you have the opportunity to help KET carry out its mission of guiding all Kentuckians on an exciting and fulfilling journey through life — to literally explore Kentucky and the world.

Plus, those who donate during this special pledge event will have the chance to receive tickets to the widest range of concerts and experiences that KET has ever offered! Click here to see the full list of thank-you gift concerts and experiences.

Anytime during WinterPledge, you may call 1-800-866-0366 or go online at to make a contribution to KET.

And, during each day of pledge, you can visit our WinterPledge program schedule to see what wonderful programs are airing!

Program highlights:

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of inspiration, Celtic Woman presents a new chapter of musical enchantment. Celtic Woman — Believe was filmed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta with an array of visual and musical effects, including a 20-piece orchestra and the 16-piece Atlanta Bagpipe Band. The programs airs Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2.

Jackie Evancho, the America’s Got Talent sensation, now has her own Great Performances special in “Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert.” The 11-year-old’s solo concert with famed producer David Foster — coinciding with the release of her first full-length solo album, Dream with Me — includes “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “All I Ask of You,” and “O Mio Babbino Caro.” The program airs Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET2.

Filmed in China, Riverdance Live in Beijing celebrates the show’s 15th anniversary. In December 2009, Riverdance embarked on a 12-city tour of China, a first for any international show. The program airs Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience featuring a quartet of musicians who look and sound like the Fab Four. The program examines the group from the earliest beginnings to their later years. The program airs Saturday, Nov. 26 at 9:30/8:30 p.m. CT on KET and Monday, Nov. 28 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2.

Suze Orman’s Money Class, based on her latest book, reveals her expert advice on what actions people should take in light of the new economy. The program airs Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7/6 p.m. CT and Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.

Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy teaches viewers exercises designed to address joints that have stiffened with age or become less mobile from injury or inactivity. The program airs Saturday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m./11:30 a.m. CT and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 10/9 a.m. CT on KET.

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