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Richmond is the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky. Named after Richmond, Virginia, it is home to Eastern Kentucky University. The population was 31,364 at the 2010 census, and Richmond serves as the center for work and shopping for south central Kentucky and is the principal city of the Richmond - Berea Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Madison and Rockcastle counties. Founded in 1798, the city has numerous parks, the most prominent being Lake Reba Recreational Complex. Paradise Cove, the city's aquatic center, is located in the complex along with a horse shoe pit, putt-putt golf course, football field, soccer field, baseball and softball fields, and a playground. The downtown business district consists of many Victorian-style structures, including the Glyndon Hotel. The 2,000-seat EKU Center for the Arts houses the only theater in central Kentucky with a fly system, allowing quick set changes suitable for Broadway-type performances. The center has hosted Mannheim Steamroller, Garrison Keillor, Wynton Marsalis, Riverdance, Monty Python's Spamalot, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, The Temptations, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and the popular NPR radio program, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!