Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Yelp's 'Art in Action' to Show Off Louisville's Creativity

Guessing the type of bourbon in a truffle, making your own cupcakes, and spending the evening at an art gallery are just some of the activities that online review site Yelp is planning for Wednesday night’s Art in Action. The event is the site’s biggest Louisville event to date.

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Arts and Humanities
6:39 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Louisville Ballet's Studio Connections Brings Back Familiar Pieces

Credit Louisville Ballet

In its final staging, the Louisville Ballet's Studio Connections program on Saturday evening featured four pieces that have been seen in previous mainstage and studio programs.

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Arts and Humanities
7:57 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Louisville's Experimental Arts Stream Expanding to Radio Dial

ARTxFM

For two years,  ARTxFM, a nonprofit web  radio station has been streaming its unique arts and experimental programming from a small office in Louisville's NuLu neighborhood.

Now, the web-based operation is turning to the radio dial.

ARTxFM received approval by the Federal Communications Commission last week and assigned a permanent frequency at 97.1, according to General Manager Sharon Scott.

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Arts and Humanities
2:51 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Teddy Abrams Leads the Louisville Orchestra on a Tour of the 'Sacred and Profane'

Music director Teddy Abrams conducted the Louisville Orchestra in a thrilling tour of the "Sacred and Profane."
Credit Alix Mattingly / WFPL News

Music director Teddy Abrams brought his "Sacred and Profane" vision to life this morning at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with a triumphant performance that featured an  original piece from the versatile composer and fiddler Jeremy Kittel, with Lexington-based pop cellist Ben Sollee up front, and an unprecedented 380-singer choir for a thrilling rendition of Carl Orff's earthy masterpiece "Carmina burana." Abrams dedicated the first half of the show to the sacred, with a six-song series of orchestral and vocal pieces, ranging from Mozart's "Vesperae solennes de confessore" an

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Arts and Humanities
3:17 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Enormous Community Choir to Perform 'Carmina Burana' With the Louisville Orchestra

The Louisville Orchestra rehearses with 380-person choir singing Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."
Credit Lindsay Vallandingham / Louisville Orchestra

Last season's Louisville Orchestra performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony featured a choir of 115 singers—a generous number, to be sure. But this week's concert finale, a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana," will more than triple the number of singers on the Whitney Hall Stage. Under the direction of University of Louisville's director of choral activities Kent Hatteberg, an estimated 380 singers will crowd the stage with the orchestra to bring maximum volume and impact to the iconic cantata.

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Arts and Humanities
2:23 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Philippe de Montebello's Rendez-vous With Art

Philippe de Montebello
Credit Wild Bill Melton

Philippe de Montebello is the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His retirement in 2008 wasn't only the end of his 31-year tenure, it was seen as an end of an era at the venerable institution, too. His new book, “Rendez-vous With Art,” co-written with art critic Martin Gayford, is a series of conversations between the curator and the critic inside museums around the world—part travel memoir, part art history reflection, part personal response. 

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Arts and Humanities
12:55 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

'Rockshops' Mentor Louisville's Girls in Rocking Out

Jinxed to Death
Credit Ashlie Stevens/WFPL News

Drum beats, blasting vocals and shredding guitars rhythmically permeated the hallways of Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School.

Jinxed to Death was preparing Sunday for its first performance.

The five band members—all girls under 14—have only known each other for two days and were still in the midst of polishing song lyrics, a combination of wailing alternative rock and rap.

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Arts and Humanities
12:28 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Actors Theatre's 'The Last Five Years' Examines the Anatomy of a Break-Up

Autumn Hurlbert and Jed Resnick in "The Last Five Years" at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Credit Bill Brymer / Actors Theatre of Louisville

Even in its most amicable and civilized incarnations, divorce is a tricky subject. Relationships are work, we tell each other. And in America, at least, we meet a reluctance to do the work—even if it means putting up with conditions that are, at best, beneath your needs—with suspicion. We would like to be able to identify the shirker, the one who didn't make it work.

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Exploring Cuban Free Speech at the Louisville International Festival of Film

Credit Submitted movie poster

The 6th Annual Louisville International Festival of Film, which began Thursday and runs through Saturday evening, invites filmmakers and film lovers to experience a weekend of over 150 screenings. The LIFF screens artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues, and giving independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work.

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Arts and Humanities
1:44 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Louisville’s Outskirts Festival Celebrating Women Musicians Starts Tonight

Tweens
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“I am woman, hear me roar” may now be cliché, but the sentiment of female empowerment that the statement connotes can very well be used as a tagline for Louisville’s Outskirts Festival, which debuts Friday evening  and runs through Sunday.

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