Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused
soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. Planning a party isn’t
easy when everybody has a different idea of fun, but with some help from the audience, it becomes the ultimate
reflection of what friendship plus teamwork can accomplish. Party guests will sing along to new and familiar
songs, like “I Love Trash” and “C is for Cookie,” with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster; dance to the beat
with Elmo; explore a wintry wonderland when Abby Cadabby’s magic goes awry; take flight with Big Bird to
learn about some of his fabulous feathered friends; and discover new cultures in an interactive Spanish lesson
with Rosita. A unique, up-close-and-personal pre-show experience will be offered at an additional charge prior
to select performances, allowing families the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood of their favorite,
furry friends before they arrive for the main show. The fun doesn’t end there. A variety of interactive activities
give children the chance to create, discover and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party.


Tickets for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! go on sale on March 23, 2018.  Tickets will start at $20.  The show will be on May 6, 2018, at 2 p.m.


All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at Eastern Kentucky Exposition box office (Appalachian
Wireless Box Office) or by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at



UPIKE FMA Film Festival

The 4th annual UPIKE FMA Film Festival is set to begin on April 26 and run through April 28.  The festival was founded by current UPIKE students David Chapman and Aaron Asbury in the spring of 2015.  Over 150 entries have been received locally and internationally.  Films range from short films, music videos, college films, middle school and high school films, to a feature-length film.  Also, for the first time ever, there will be a screenplay contest tied into the three-day event.

All 150 films are currently being judged by the UPIKE Film Festival class.  There will be screenings designated for middle school and high school films, college films, professional films, and for a feature-length film.  Not all submissions will be presented, as only the films voted in by the UPIKE students will be screened.

There will be cash prizes that will be divided up into a variety of rewards for films including:

Best of Show
Best Professional Film
Best College Film
Best High School Film
Best Middle School Film
Best UPIKE Student Film

In addition, there will be an award for the best feature screenplay and the best short film screenplay. Also, any high school senior that submits a film of high quality will be considered for a Film & Media Arts scholarship to UPIKE. Filmmakers must be present at the festival to win cash prizes.

This event will be located on the 7th floor of the HPE building located on the UPIKE campus.

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