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Debating a State Song

May 7, 2018

“Is ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ the best song about Kentucky? Vote for your favorites.” Lexington Herald-Leader calls for public input following WashPo article

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Derby Prep–Peeking into Research for My Old Kentucky Home Book

Lexington Herald-Leader | April 27, 2018

On the first Saturday in May, as the Kentucky Derby is about to begin, 150,000 people at Churchill Downs and a worldwide TV audience pause to sing or at least mumble along as a band plays the sentimental strains of “My Old Kentucky Home.” The words of the song’s first verse — the only one sung […]

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Sisters First authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush in Louisville November 2

October 26, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents Jenna and Barbara Bush: Sisters First in conversation with Emily Bingham. Grab your sister (or a friend who is like one!) and settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations during this celebration of sisterhood and the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments that accompany it.

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Irrepressible in Palm Beach March 23, 2:30

February 3, 2017

Raised like a princess in one of the South’s most powerful families, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character and became the relative no one wanted to talk about. That is, until her great-niece discovered trunks filled with nearly […]

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IRREPRESSIBLE out in PAPERBACK and featured on NYTBR Paperback Row

September 9, 2016

“IRREPRESSIBLE: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, by Emily Bingham. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $16.) Henrietta, the author’s violet-eyed, statuesque great-aunt, had a capacity to make men and women fall in love with her. In this biography, Bingham tracks her great-aunt’s life, which coincided with a brief period in the 1900s when unconventional desires […]

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