Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:46 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Portland Honors Neighborhood Preservation Work

Portland's Squire Earick House, currently under renovation.
Wikimedia Commons

As artists and real estate investors turn their attention to Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood, local preservationists who have worked to keep the historic integrity of the neighborhood intact are being honored for their efforts. The Portland Museum and the Portland Preservation Alliance team up to recognize members of the community who have contributed significantly to preserving the architectural heritage of the historic Portland neighborhood.

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Arts and Humanities
4:06 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Women's Theatre Company Explores Family Life, Out Loud

Su Crocker and Susan McNeese Lynch in rehearsal for "Motherhood Out Loud."
Eve Theatre Company

Designed to celebrate family while shattering traditional notions of parenthood, “Motherhood Out Loud” is the second production by Eve Theatre Company, a new Louisville stage production company whose mission is to explore the human experience from a female perspective.

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Arts and Humanities
6:17 am
Mon June 3, 2013

One-Woman Show at The Bard's Town Embraces Bad Role Models

Writer and performer Polly Frost revels in the life lessons she learned at the hands of nontraditional mentors in her new one-woman show, "Bad Role Models and What I Learned From Them." The show runs Saturday at The Bard's Town. New York-based Frost last performed in Louisville in 2011, with her show “How to Survive Your Adult Relationship With Your Family.” 

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Arts and Humanities
11:43 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Brush Up on Your Classics with WUOL's Summer Listening Program

WUOL's Summer Listening program launches Monday on Classical 90.5. The program, modeled on summer reading programs, presents highlights from the classical music canon for listeners of all ages. Younger listeners will have a chance to respond to the music through poetry, drawing or other ways, but anyone who wants to brush up on the classics can participate.

How it works:

Sign-up online at WUOL.org. You can sign up and participate anytime between June 3 and August 26.

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Arts and Humanities
2:15 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Memory Lives On in Jill McCorkle's 'Life After Life'

Jill McCorkle, author of "Life After Life."

Acclaimed fiction writer Jill McCorkle introduces her readers to the staff and residents of Pine Haven Estates retirement home in her new novel, “Life After Life.” Her many characters’ lives and deaths explore the power of memory and the human capacity for self-discovery at any age. There's Rachel, a widow from Boston who chose to retire in the hometown of a long-lost love, and Stanley, who's faking dementia to avoid dealing with a strained relationship with his son.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Concert-ed Effort: A Le Petomane Musical Retrospective

Gregory Maupin, Kyle Ware and Abigail Bailey Maupin in "5 Things" (magic baby pool in background).
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

Le Petomane sang a hymn to a magic baby pool in “5 Things,” their love letter show to music, films and books. In “A Derby Carol,” they submitted a request in song for Louisville to hang a banner in honor of native son Ned Beatty. 

The ensemble will perform these numbers and other audience favorites in “Concert-ed Effort,” an evening of Le Petomane original songs Friday and Saturday at The Bard’s Town

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

REVIEW | A Campy Evening with Lillian Baxter

John Vessels as Lillian Baxter.

What happens to Hollywood's C-list when they fall farther down the alphabet? Every wannabe and has-been was once an aspiring star. The original one-man comedy-musical-memoir revue “An Evening with Lillian Baxter” explores the life and longings of a woman who never lost touch with her glamorous (and not-so-glamorous) past. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:06 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer's Budget Calls For Public Art Administrator

Tony Smith's "Gracehoper," one of Louisville's most recognized pieces of public art, is installed on Waterfront Park's Overlook
Doug Orleans flickr.com/photos/dougorleans/

Mayor Greg Fischer has included funds for a new public art administrator in his proposed city budget. The budget, which Mayor Fischer proposed to Metro Council on Monday, adds an additional $30,000 to hire a public art administrator to the $500,000 allocated to the city’s arts fund, which provides funding to external agencies.

The new position falls under the objective Mayor Fischer’s six-year strategic plan labels “investing in people and neighborhoods.”

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Arts and Humanities
12:34 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Forecastle Schedule Released

Forecastle has released the daily schedules for its upcoming festival, so you can start obsessively arranging your three days on Waterfront Park hour-by-hour. The festival kicks off on Friday, July 12 at 4:45 p.m. with folk-rockers Roadkill Ghost Choir (sounds like: Radiohead channels Gram Parsons) on the Boom Stage and American bass pioneer Salva on the dance-oriented Ocean Stage, then wraps at 11 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with closing headliners The Avett Bros. 

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Arts and Humanities
5:15 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

New Operas, New Company in Town

No "La Traviata." No "Don Giovanni." Absolutely no "La Bohème." You won't find the usual suspects from the classical repertoire in Thompson Street Opera Company's season. The young company is more interested in exploring new works by living composers, like Marcus Maroney's morality play "Dust of the Road," a one-act opera that opens Friday at Central Presbyterian Church. 

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