Erin Keane

Arts and Humanities Reporter

Erin Keane covers Louisville's vibrant arts and humanities scene for WFPL. A former newspaper theater critic and arts writer, she has lived in Louisville since 1994 and is a graduate of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, Bellarmine University's communications program and Spalding University's graduate creative writing program. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:38 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Speed's Interim Leadership Announced

A rendering of the redesigned Speed Art Museum

The Speed Art Museum board of trustees has elected three top Speed leaders to share interim director duties during the museum's executive director search. 

Chief Operating Officer Lisa Resnick, Chief Financial Officer David Knopf and Scott Erbes, the museum's director of collections and exhibitions and curator of decorative arts and design, have been named co-interim directors and will lead the museum during its three-year expansion and renovation project. Resnick will chair the leadership team. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:03 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Governor's School for the Arts Suspends New Media Program

Transylvania University hosts the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts summer residential program.
Erin Keane WFPL News

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, which provides free studio arts education to talented students, will suspend its new media program for the next fiscal year. The suspension addresses a budget shortfall caused by state spending cuts. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Rock Musical Humanizes Mental Illness

Lauren McCombs (Natalie), Jeremy Moon (Dan), Melissa Shepherd (Diana) in CenterStage's "Next to Normal."
CenterStage

Louisville's CenterStage theater company continues its season this week with the regional premiere of the acclaimed rock musical “Next to Normal.” The show explores the impact of mental illness on a suburban family.

Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s “Next to Normal” opened on Broadway in 2009 and won three Tony Awards, but when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, it joined the ranks of only a handful of musicals to earn that distinction.

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Video Artist Collaborative Plays with Past, Future

Still from whiteonwhite Rufus Corporation

Acclaimed experimental artist Eve Sussman will give a free lecture on her work Thursday at 21C Museum Hotel. The event is produced in partnership with Kentucky School of Art visiting artist program. The talk starts at 7 p.m. with a reception for the artist to follow.

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Arts and Humanities
9:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Le Petomane Opens New Season

In “Time Flies,” four time travelers wander from their births back to the beginning of the universe and forward to the end of time. Along the way, they stage a hip hop tribute to a famous clock maker and engage in a bout of bare-knuckle boxing.

In other words, it’s a typical absurdist Le Petomane show. Co-producing artistic director Kyle Ware says this play is a study in anachronism, with philosophical undercurrents.

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Arts Council Will Match Power2Give Funds Again

The Kentucky Arts Council announced today that they will continue to match funds raised by arts organizations through the online project crowdfunding platform Power2Give. The council will match funds, up to $10,000 per project, in fiscal year 2013.

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Arts and Humanities
2:45 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet'

Actors Theatre of Louisville will kick off its new season next week with a contemporary production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet," directed by Louisville native and former Actors Theatre apprentice Tony Speciale.

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Arts and Humanities
1:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

'Truth' Exhibit Opens at Ali Center

Portrait of Muhammad Ali by Robert Shetterly.
Robert Shetterly Americans Who Tell the Truth

Wendell Berry, Helen Keller, Malcolm X and Eleanor Roosevelt are just a few of the prominent figures whose portraits have been painted by artist Robert Shetterly for his Americans Who Tell the Truth series, a portrait exhibit celebrating courageous citizens who have spoken out for democracy and human rights.

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

A Year in the Life of Kentucky's Minor League

A new book about Kentucky’s minor league baseball teams is out. Written by journalist Katya Cengel,  “Bluegrass Baseball” (University of Nebraska Press) is an intimate look inside the 2010 baseball season, starring Kentucky’s minor league teams: the Lexington Legends, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Florence Freedom and the Louisville Bats. The book documents the highs and lows of the players, groundskeepers, managers and fans of the game’s smaller outfits. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:29 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Opera Ends Another Year in the Black

The Kentucky Opera announced today that the organization ended the year with a budget surplus. This is the third season under general director David Roth that the Opera has come out ahead.

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