Arts and Humanities http://wfpl.org en 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 Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-saturday <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;">Forecastle Festival 2014 kicked off Friday. (Here's<a href="/post/whole-world-loves-it-when-you-make-sound-what-you-missed-friday-forecastle"> a review.)</a>&nbsp;The festival <a href="/post/forecastle-fest-2014-will-be-bigger-higher-level-ever-founder-jk-mcknight-says">at Louisville's Waterfront Park</a> has a full day of music planned–which means fest-goers have some decisions to make.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Staff 9803 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday 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 Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Friday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-friday <p>Forecastle Festival 2014 <a href="/post/forecastle-fest-2014-will-be-bigger-higher-level-ever-founder-jk-mcknight-says">kicks off this afternoon. </a>With dozens of performers slated, who besides headliners Outkast, Beck and Jack White should you catch?</p><p>WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our <a href="http://wfpk.org/">sister station WFPK,</a> have some ideas. We'll roll out daily picks each morning. Here are suggestions for Friday:</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Staff 9797 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Friday 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