Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:24 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Actors Theatre Partners with Medical School on High-Flying New Play

Every year, Actors Theatre of Louisville commissions a new multi-writer play to showcase its apprentice company during the Humana Festival of New American Plays. A project already forged through collaborative partnerships will take on a larger role within the community this season. 

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Arts and Humanities
11:26 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Historian Donates Research to U of L Archives

Louisville historian Samuel W. Thomas is donating his personal collection of photos, negatives, manuscripts, audio tapes, maps and building plans to the University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

Thomas, a prolific Louisville historian, has written more than 20 books on Louisville neighborhoods, institutions and architecture.

Archives staff are currently sorting though 200 linear material, but an exhibit of notable photos is on display.

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Arts and Humanities
3:57 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Student Matinees Teach and Thrill

Angeliea Stark as Undead Woman and Randolph Curtis Rand as Dracula.
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Over the last ten years, Actors Theatre of Louisville has made educational outreach an institutional priority. The theater's student matinees are a cornerstone of its education program.  About 15,000 students, teachers and chaperones attend matinees at Actors Theatre every season.

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Arts and Humanities
5:30 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Opera Season Opens with 'Tosca'

Kara Shay Thomson as Tosca and Jon Burton as Cavaradossi in "Tosca."
Patrick Pfister Kentucky Opera

The Kentucky Opera opens Puccini’s tragedy “Tosca” this week.  The company will begin its 60th anniversary season with Friday’s gala performance in the Brown Theatre, accompanied by the Louisville Orchestra.

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Arts and Humanities
8:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Fund Drive Launched For Lexington's Kentucky Theatre

Photo by Raymond Adams from kentuckytheatre.com

The  Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington is preparing to celebrate its 90th birthday and a group of local volunteers is working to raise up to $1.5 million for renovations to the movie house.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Review: 'Dracula' Is Back, Bloody

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre opened the “Dracula” crypt Friday for its 18th consecutive Halloween season run. Directed and adapted by William McNulty, the play is based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel about a mysterious count from Transylvania who terrorizes a seaside town in England.

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Speed Museum Says Goodbye to Charles Venable

Speed Art Museum

Our arts segment on this week's Byline was bittersweet; Charles Venable is leaving Louisville after five years as director of the Speed Art Museum. Meanwhile, the Speed itself will say goodbye for now, as it breaks ground on a $50 million renovation and expansion, starting next weekend. WFPL's Erin Keane spoke with Venable about what's next for him, and the institution he's leaving behind.

Arts and Humanities
12:20 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Review: 'Wicked' Stars Shine Extra Bright

Jeanna de Waal as Galinda and Christine Dwyer as Elphaba in the touring production of "Wicked."
Joan Marcus Wicked the Musical

The Broadway in Louisville production of the smash hit “Wicked” opened Thursday at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical depicts the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, polar opposite witches from the classic tale “The Wizard of Oz,” as schoolgirls struggling with their ambitions, convictions and loyalty in an oppressive political climate.

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Arts and Humanities
4:15 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Perennially Popular 'Wicked' Opens

Christine Dwyer as Elphaba in "Wicked."
Joan Marcus Broadway Across America

The touring production of the Broadway hit “Wicked” previews today and opens Thursday evening at the Kentucky Center. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical depicts "The Wizard of Oz" characters Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good as schoolgirls in an oppressive political regime.

Performances of “Wicked” often sell out, but a limited number of steeply discounted orchestra-level tickets will be placed on sale the day of each performance.

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Arts and Humanities
11:47 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Art in Metro Hall

Metro Hall Gallery

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Metro Hall will host a rotating series of art exhibits curated by local artists. The Rotunda Art Project is part of the mayor's on-going efforts to make Metro Hall (601. W. Jefferson St.) a community gathering place. 

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