Arts and Humanities 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 Sound on Film Podcast: UofL Film Studies Professor Andrew Cooper Joins In http://wfpl.org/post/sound-film-podcast-uofl-film-studies-professor-andrew-cooper-joins <p>Hello Brave Listener and welcome to Sound on Film.</p><p>This week, Steven Carr and I discuss the Earth’s destruction twice—by snow in the film "Snowpiercer" and by primates in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Before that, I interview University of Louisville professor Andrew Cooper about the school's film minor, and we finish up by talking about some television news.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Robert Kahne 9855 at http://wfpl.org Sound on Film Podcast: UofL Film Studies Professor Andrew Cooper Joins In Sound on Film Podcast: The Grimmest Cormac McCarthy Adaptation Yet http://wfpl.org/post/sound-film-podcast-grimmest-cormac-mccarthy-adaptation-yet <p>Hello Brave Listener, and welcome to Sound on Film.</p><p>This week, Hope Schiphorst joins Charlotte Boyd to review "Obvious Child"starring Jenny Slate and directed by Gillian Robespierre. We'll also hear about the TV show "Fargo," the n<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ewest </span>Cormac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McCarthy adaptation," Child of God" and more.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:27:11 +0000 Robert Kahne 9724 at http://wfpl.org Sound on Film Podcast: The Grimmest Cormac McCarthy Adaptation Yet 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' Art Breaks Down Barriers for Refugee Women in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/art-breaks-down-barriers-refugee-women-louisville <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>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.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9830 at http://wfpl.org Art Breaks Down Barriers for Refugee Women in Louisville 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 Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-sunday <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Plenty of music is left to be heard before Beck closes down Forecastle Festival 2014 tonight.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Staff 9806 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday 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