Arts 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' 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 Louisville Poet Explores Red River Gorge in New Guide http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-poet-explores-red-river-gorge-new-guide <p>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.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:57:06 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9780 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Poet Explores Red River Gorge in New Guide 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