Kentucky Center http://wfpl.org en REVIEW | Underwhelming 'American Idiot' Tour on Two-Night Stay at Kentucky Center http://wfpl.org/post/review-underwhelming-american-idiot-tour-two-night-stay-kentucky-center <p>Some rock and roll musicals work. “Jersey Boys” doesn’t just coast on Boomer nostalgia – it has a great story and the production and performances are consistently first-rate. “Once,” currently on Broadway, is even better than the film from which it’s adapted, and does more than fine justice to The Swell Season’s haunting, lovelorn songs. Even “Rock of Ages,” that ridiculous swirl of hair metal cotton candy, delivers all of the camp and strut of the Eighties with a giant wink. And let’s not forget about “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” as if we ever could.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:13:10 +0000 Erin Keane 8421 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Underwhelming 'American Idiot' Tour on Two-Night Stay at Kentucky Center Kentucky Center President Stephen Klein Resigns, Cites Health Issues http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-center-president-stephen-klein-resigns-cites-health-issues <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has resigned.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stephen Klein, 66, &nbsp;says &nbsp;ongoing health concerns, which he describes as "slightly debilitating but not fatal," have slowed him down.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:35:16 +0000 Erin Keane 6516 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Center President Stephen Klein Resigns, Cites Health Issues Red Feather Takes Flight: Kentucky Center Sculpture Will Be Removed for Restoration http://wfpl.org/post/red-feather-takes-flight-kentucky-center-sculpture-will-be-removed-restoration <p>The front steps of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts will be missing a familiar figure this month. Alexander Calder’s eleven-feet-tall metal sculpture “The Red Feather” will be removed and packed for transit on July 13, where it will undergo a three-month restoration and repainting process in Virginia.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:41:43 +0000 Erin Keane 5948 at http://wfpl.org Red Feather Takes Flight: Kentucky Center Sculpture Will Be Removed for Restoration Community Youth Perform in ArtsReach Showcase http://wfpl.org/post/community-youth-perform-artsreach-showcase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hip hop dancers and Suzuki Method-trained violinists will share the stage Sunday at the Kentucky Center’s </span>ArtsReach<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> showcase. The annual show features community youth arts groups performing in the Kentucky Center’s </span>Bomhard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including special guests River City Drum Corps, whose director, Ed White, has a long-standing relationship with </span>ArtsReach<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:20:31 +0000 Erin Keane 5407 at http://wfpl.org Community Youth Perform in ArtsReach Showcase Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Reborn, Launches New Tour in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/dance-theatre-harlem-company-reborn-launches-new-tour-louisville <p>After an eight-year hiatus, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company is back on the road, and its first stop is Louisville.</p><p>Founded in New York City in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, <a href="http://dancetheatreofharlem.org/">Dance Theatre of Harlem</a> is a rigorous ballet training program with an internationally-acclaimed professional dance company committed to racial diversity in ballet. The organization struggled financially in the years after September 11, 2001, and suspended its company in 2004.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:12:25 +0000 Erin Keane 2066 at http://wfpl.org Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Reborn, Launches New Tour in Louisville