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Ed Smith being interviews by Marvin Bartlett

Is This Ed Smith or Adolph Rupp?

Submitted on March 22, 2019

When you have talented professors on campus such as theatre and film professor Dr. Ed Smith, you find them in a variety of places, not just in the classroom.  Sometimes, you find them out and about sharing their talents with groups all over Kentucky. Ed was recently featured in the local news broadcast, “Spirit of the Bluegrass,” for his portrayal of University of Kentucky’s long-time basketball coach Adolph Rupp. Ed has traveled the Bluegrass State since 2001, performing before a variety of different groups in 93 counties, including as part of the state’s Chautauqua series. In his performance as the legendary coach, Ed shares stories and highlights from Rupp’s long coaching career from the perspective of his final season. It is a warm, talented, and humorous performance. Click below to watch the interview in its entirety, and to see why Ed has long been so popular with his students here at GC!


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