Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:30 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Writer's Block Festival Offers Workshops, More

The annual Writer's Block Festival is Saturday, with workshops, panel discussions and readings for writers and readers scheduled in and around the Green Building (732 E. Market St.) and the Cressman Center (100 E. Main St.). Produced by Louisville Literary Arts, the event also features a print fair in the Green Building (through 4 p.m.) with exhibits by local and regional small presses and literary journals. 

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Arts and Humanities
2:40 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Visually Impaired Artists Exhibit Opens

"Retinal Checkerboard " by Tara Innmon
American Printing House for the Blind

A juried art show featuring visually impaired artists opens Thursday at the Galt House Hotel. Sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind, APH Insights 2012  features 82 works (out of more than 400 submitted) by artists from across the country, ranging from professional artists to senior citizens and students.

A variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography, is represented. Winners in nine categories have been selected by a panel of Louisville judges to be honored in a ceremony Friday. Artists will greet visitors Friday 4:15-5 p.m.

Arts and Humanities
4:10 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Actors Theatre Opens O'Neill Masterpiece

Lisa Emery as Mary Tyrone and David Chandler as James Tyrone in "Long Day’s Journey into Night."
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville opens Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning family and addiction drama “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” Thursday in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. Directed by artistic director Les Waters, the production runs through October 28.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

REVIEW: Silence Is Golden in [502]'s 'The Aliens'

Brandon Cox, Scott Anthony and Zachary Burrell in Theatre [502]'s "The Aliens."
Theatre [502]

Theatre [502] closes its season with another successful production of a relevant and recent award-winning play. Annie Baker's “The Aliens” (2010 Obie Award for best new American play) is a love letter to the fragility of chosen families and the gentle geniuses our fast-paced society quietly leaves behind. Delicately understated performances by the three actors and careful direction by co-artistic director Mike Brooks make this hushed beauty an unlikely exclamation point on the end of the new company's second season.

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Arts and Humanities
4:16 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Writer's Block Festival and Weekend Arts Round-Up

Lynnelle Edwards

Today on Byline, WFPL's arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane gave a quick rundown on some of the many arts highlights for this weekend, including productions by Theatre 502, Kentucky Opera, and Looking for Lilith.

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Arts and Humanities
12:06 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

First Operas of the Season Show Company Range

The Kentucky Opera opened a company premiere last night of Benjamin Britten's "The Prodigal Son," an installment of the celebrated 20th century composer's Parables for Church Play trilogy. It's part of the company's contemporary chamber series, staged in St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek and featuring a small chamber orchestra ensemble, members of the Choral Arts Society and the Opera's studio artists.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

First Friday Five: October

"Severance" by James Russell May
James Russell May

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears.

But with so many events and gallery receptions happening at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so every month we take a look at five don’t-miss art events happening during the hop.

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Arts and Humanities
4:15 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Beckett Meets Bukowski in Theatre [502] Season Closer

Zach Burrell and Brandon Cox in "The Aliens."
Theatre [502]

Theatre [502] closes its second season with Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,” an Obie Award-winning play about three misfits who bond behind a Vermont coffee shop.

“The Aliens” opens Friday in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville and runs through Oct. 13.

Theatre [502] co-artistic director Mike Brooks says when he read “The Aliens" two years ago, it jumped to the top of the company’s “must-produce” pile. 

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Big Break: Rehearsals and Auditions

  • Listen to rehearsal process for "Lady of the Camellias" and "The Prodigal Son" from Claire Horrocks (Louisville Ballet) and Brad Raymond (Kentucky Opera) and hear about holiday auditions from Samantha Beach (Actors Theatre).

This week on our new audio diary series “The Big Break,” Louisville Ballet trainee takes us inside rehearsals for "Lady of the Camellias" with choreographer Val Caniparoli. Actors Theatre apprentice Samantha Beach contemplates holiday audition season and Kentucky Opera studio artist Brad Raymond, fresh off his turn as evil henchman Spoletta "Tosca," prepares for another devilish role in "The Prodigal Son."

Arts and Humanities
4:12 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Parable Play Opens Opera Contemporary Series

Portrait of Benjamin Britten from ''Portraits of Greatness'' by Yousuf Karsh.
Yousuf Karsh Wikimedia Commons

The Kentucky Opera opens a company premiere this week. Benjamin Britten’s “The Prodigal Son,” which premiered in 1968, is part of Kentucky Opera's Chamber Series of Contemporary Opera staged in alternative venues around Louisville.

Performances are Thursday and Friday evening at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopalian Church in Prospect. 

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