Erin Keane http://wfpl.org en Ricky Skaggs and More Play Bluegrass Concert to Benefit Parklands of Floyds Fork http://wfpl.org/post/ricky-skaggs-and-more-play-bluegrass-concert-benefit-parklands-floyds-fork <p>The Parklands of Floyds&nbsp;Fork system is still under construction, but the two northernmost parks - Beckley Creek Park and Pope Lick Park - are open. On Friday,&nbsp;Beckley Creek Park will host the&nbsp;Creekside Jam concert, the Parklands' first ticketed concert featuring acclaimed Bluegrass musicians Ricky Skaggs &amp; Kentucky Thunder, "newgrass" pioneer Sam Bush, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.</p><p>Beckley Creek Park is <a href="http://www.theparklands.org/Parks/Beckley-Creek-Park">located off Shelbyville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 9838 at http://wfpl.org Ricky Skaggs and More Play Bluegrass Concert to Benefit Parklands of Floyds Fork The Bard's Town Explores Donald Margulies' Moral Questions of the Novel in 'Collected Stories' http://wfpl.org/post/bards-town-explores-donald-margulies-moral-questions-novel-collected-stories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In theory, the proudest moment for a mentor is when the </span>protégé<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> surpasses her in achievement.&nbsp; 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 </span>Margulies’<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;searing 1996 drama “Collected Stories” shows. In reality, sometimes the student learns a little too much from the master, a little too well.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:30 +0000 Erin Keane 9846 at http://wfpl.org The Bard's Town Explores Donald Margulies' Moral Questions of the Novel in 'Collected Stories' Radio Free Limerick: FCC Grants an FM Broadcast License to a Louisville Performance Arts Venue http://wfpl.org/post/radio-free-limerick-fcc-grants-fm-broadcast-license-louisville-performance-arts-venue <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Performing arts venue Vault 1031 will soon take to the airwaves. <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/group-seeks-funding-turn-armored-car-vault-theater">The start-up theater and rehearsal space</a> housed in the old Armored Car Company headquarters on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Sixth Street will begin broadcasting on a low-power FM frequency (92.5 FM) as soon as next March.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:55:40 +0000 Erin Keane 9822 at http://wfpl.org Radio Free Limerick: FCC Grants an FM Broadcast License to a Louisville Performance Arts Venue Kentucky Arts Council Honors Three Louisville Writers with Al Smith Fellowships http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-honors-three-louisville-writers-al-smith-fellowships <p>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. <a href="http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/ASF.htm">Applications for the next fellowship cycle</a> will be considered in musical composition and visual art.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's Al Smith Fellows in the literary arts:</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:29 +0000 Erin Keane 9820 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Arts Council Honors Three Louisville Writers with Al Smith Fellowships I'm In Love With That Song: What You Missed Sunday at Forecastle http://wfpl.org/post/im-love-song-what-you-missed-sunday-forecastle <p></p><p>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.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:17 +0000 Erin Keane 9813 at http://wfpl.org I'm In Love With That Song: What You Missed Sunday at Forecastle You Can Hear Me Coming Down the Hall: What You Missed Saturday at Forecastle http://wfpl.org/post/you-can-hear-me-coming-down-hall-what-you-missed-saturday-forecastle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Forecastle Festival continued yesterday with even more music, madness, and mermaids. Here are some highlights from Saturday:</em></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:55:20 +0000 Erin Keane 9811 at http://wfpl.org You Can Hear Me Coming Down the Hall: What You Missed Saturday at Forecastle The Whole World Loves It When You Make That Sound: What You Missed Friday at Forecastle http://wfpl.org/post/whole-world-loves-it-when-you-make-sound-what-you-missed-friday-forecastle <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Forecastle Festival opened its Waterfront Park gates Friday at lunchtime for the first of three days of music, bourbon, beer, very large puppets and fashions strange and beautiful. Here are some highlights from Friday:</em></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:08:36 +0000 Erin Keane 9808 at http://wfpl.org The Whole World Loves It When You Make That Sound: What You Missed Friday at Forecastle Fund for the Arts Responds to State Funding Cuts http://wfpl.org/post/fund-arts-responds-state-funding-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Kentucky Arts Council, which took a 25 percent reduction in funding for its Arts Partnership grant program <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-arts-groups-told-expect-state-funding-cuts">due to state budget reductions and a return of $600,000 in its earned income to the general fund</a>, announced its 2015 Kentucky Arts Partnership grants. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:59 +0000 Erin Keane 9800 at http://wfpl.org Fund for the Arts Responds to State Funding Cuts State Funding Cuts Come Home to Louisville Arts Groups http://wfpl.org/post/state-funding-cuts-come-home-louisville-arts-groups <p>Nonprofit arts groups have been preparing for reduced state funding for the next fiscal year <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-arts-groups-told-expect-state-funding-cuts">since they were told in April</a> to expect a reduction in the Kentucky Arts Partnership grants, which provide operational support through the Kentucky Arts Council. The arts council announced fiscal year 2015 funding amounts &nbsp;today. Nearly every group in Jefferson County saw their funding reduced, but the impact of those cuts will be felt differently from organization to organization.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:50:46 +0000 Erin Keane 9792 at http://wfpl.org State Funding Cuts Come Home to Louisville Arts Groups NEA Awards Louisville Grant to Start Artists-in-Corporate-Residence Program http://wfpl.org/post/nea-awards-louisville-grant-start-artists-corporate-residence-program <p>Louisville’s contemporary art chamber of commerce is starting an artist-in-corporate-residence program. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Endowment for the Arts awarded IDEAS 40203 a $50,000 Our Town Grant to place artists on project teams inside Louisville-based businesses.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:58:02 +0000 Erin Keane 9785 at http://wfpl.org