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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Ricky Skaggs and More Play Bluegrass Concert to Benefit Parklands of Floyds Fork

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
Credit Submitted photo

The Parklands of Floyds Fork system is still under construction, but the two northernmost parks - Beckley Creek Park and Pope Lick Park - are open. On Friday, Beckley Creek Park will host the Creekside Jam concert, the Parklands' first ticketed concert featuring acclaimed Bluegrass musicians Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, "newgrass" pioneer Sam Bush, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

Beckley Creek Park is located off Shelbyville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway

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Arts and Humanities
10:47 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Bard's Town Explores Donald Margulies' Moral Questions of the Novel in 'Collected Stories'

Carol Dines as Ruth Steiner and Lenae McKee Price as Lisa Morrison in Donald Margulies' "Collected Stories" at The Bard's Town Theatre.
Credit The Bard's Town

In theory, the proudest moment for a mentor is when the protégé surpasses her in achievement.  Why else cultivate their talents, share hard-won industry secrets and become invested in their successes? But in practice, it’s not always that simple, as Donald Margulies’ searing 1996 drama “Collected Stories” shows. In reality, sometimes the student learns a little too much from the master, a little too well.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Art Breaks Down Barriers for Refugee Women in Louisville

Women in Kentucky Refugee Ministries art therapy program show off the bracelets they made .
Credit Ashlie Stevens / WFPL News

  Sounds of different languages layered the air, competing and melding, as a group of women did their best to communicate with their neighbors in Spanish, Arabic, French, Lao and broken English. A dozen refugee mothers gathered around a folding table in the basement fellowship hall of Highland Baptist Church, waiting for the classes they take through Kentucky Refugee Ministries to start.

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Arts
6:57 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Louisville Poet Explores Red River Gorge in New Guide

Sean Patrick Hill
Credit Menasha Ridge Press

Louisville travel writer and poet Sean Patrick Hill explores and expounds upon the beauty of Kentucky’s trails in his latest book, “Hiking Kentucky’s Red River Gorge: Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast” which is available now from Menasha Ridge Press. WFPL’s Ashlie Stevens discussed writing process, trails and Kentucky’s natural beauty with the author.

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Radio Free Limerick: FCC Grants an FM Broadcast License to a Louisville Performance Arts Venue

Vault 1031, a performance venue and soon-to-be broadcast radio station (WEAV 92.5 FM), is located at 1031 S. 6th Street on the border of Old Louisville and Limerick.
Credit Eleanor Hasken / WFPL News

Performing arts venue Vault 1031 will soon take to the airwaves. The start-up theater and rehearsal space housed in the old Armored Car Company headquarters on South Sixth Street will begin broadcasting on a low-power FM frequency (92.5 FM) as soon as next March. 

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Arts and Humanities
9:27 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Honors Three Louisville Writers with Al Smith Fellowships

Three of the six recipients of the 2014 Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council live in Louisville. This year's $7,500 fellowship awards recognize literary excellence in mid-career professionals. Applications for the next fellowship cycle will be considered in musical composition and visual art. 

This year's Al Smith Fellows in the literary arts:

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Arts and Humanities
7:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

I'm In Love With That Song: What You Missed Sunday at Forecastle

Another Forecastle is in the books. Final headliner Beck closed the ship down for another year Sunday night on Waterfront Park.
Credit Alix Mattingly / Louisville Public Media

About 60,000 revelers crowded Louisville's Waterfront Park this weekend for the annual three-day festival. Unlike last year, when bad weather shut the festival down twice, this year the rain mostly held off — but so did the sun, until yesterday, when the temperatures crept up into the sunny 80s and it finally felt like a summer festival in Kentucky.

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday

Jenny Lewis
Credit Press Here Publicity

Plenty of music is left to be heard before Beck closes down Forecastle Festival 2014 tonight.

WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our sister station WFPK, have some thoughts on who you might want to check out. Here are suggestions for Sunday:

Lucius (Mast Stage, 2:45 p.m.)

You know how perfect live harmonies send chills down your spine and give you the second sight required to see the face of the Lord? What I’m getting at is, you better not miss Lucius. – Sean

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Arts and Humanities
8:55 am
Sun July 20, 2014

You Can Hear Me Coming Down the Hall: What You Missed Saturday at Forecastle

Four out of five mermaids love Louisville's JaLin Roze.
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News

 Forecastle Festival continued yesterday with even more music, madness, and mermaids. Here are some highlights from Saturday:

Hip-hop rising star Jalin Roze and indie rock supergroup Spanish Gold (their drummer is Louisvillian Patrick Hallahan — you might know him from My Morning Jacket, or maybe just the Germantown Kroger) went toe to toe in the battle of the hometown heroes Saturday afternoon.

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday

Sharon Jones
Credit Daptone Records

Forecastle Festival 2014 kicked off Friday. (Here's a review.) The festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park has a full day of music planned–which means fest-goers have some decisions to make.

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