Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:20 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Love Written in the Scars: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' Opens Friday

Leah Roberts (Kaylene) and Mike Brooks (Doug) in Theatre [502]'s production of Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries."
Gil Reyes Theatre [502]

Love hurts. It also bleeds, scars and sometimes needs a trip to the emergency room. 

Theatre [502] continues its second season this week with Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” Leah Roberts and company co-artistic director Mike Brooks will play Kayleen and Doug, two accident-prone lovers who trace their 30-year relationship from the schoolyard to adulthood, beginning at age 8. 

The play opens Friday and runs through August 11 in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville. 

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Arts and Humanities
9:55 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Teens Celebrate Japanese Animation, Culture at Library

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If you visit the main library on Friday without a costume, you might find yourself underdressed. AnimeCon is the Louisville Free Public Library's annual celebration of Japanese animation and culture for teens, and a costume competition is part of the event. Teens (Friday's event is for ages 12-19) come dressed as their favorite animated character and compete for prizes.

The event is free, but registration is required

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Arts and Humanities
1:02 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Review: Faith and the Big Box Store - 'A Bright New Boise' Is Relevant, Riveting

The Bard’s Town Theatre broadens its focus this season with an outstanding production of Samuel D. Hunter’s “A Bright New Boise.” This tightly-wound family drama about a disgraced evangelical who takes a job at an Idaho Hobby Lobby won an Obie Award in 2011 and has enjoyed a number of exciting regional premieres over the last season by companies like Washington, D.C.’s Wooly Mammoth Theatre and Chicago’s LiveWire.

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Arts and Humanities
4:18 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Actors Theatre's Young Professionals Board Recruiting at Costume Party

Actors Theatre of Louisville will open the doors to its costume shop Saturday for a cocktail party hosted by the GO Board, a group of young professionals who raise money and awareness on behalf of the theater. Costumes and Cocktails is the GO Board’s main recruitment event for the year. The GO Board offers networking and exclusive inside-the-production events for the under-45 theatergoing crowd.

"We all kind of have a joint love for the theater and appreciate supporting the theater," says board co-president Emily Lamb.

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Arts and Humanities
4:08 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Courier-Journal Music Writer Wins Governor's Award

Erin Keane WFPL News

The Kentucky Arts Council has announced the recipients of this year’s Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Long-time Courier-Journal music writer Jeffrey Lee Puckett is among the honorees.

The Governor’s Awards are the commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts. The annual awards recognize individuals and businesses who have made a significant impact on the Kentucky arts landscape. They’re awarded in nine categories, including media. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:03 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Poet Laureate Nominations Open

The Kentucky Arts Council will accept nominations for the state's poet laureate position for the 2013-15 term. The position is not limited to the Commonwealth's poets—accomplished fiction writers, playwrights and nonfiction and  living in Kentucky with strong ties to the state also qualify.  

Nomination forms and program guidelines are available on the Kentucky Arts Council website. The deadline for nominations is September 30.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Princess Diana Exhibit Coming to Frazier

A tiara from the exhibit.

Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of England’s royal family, a style icon and a beloved advocate for international children’s charities. Her life and work is celebrated in a 7,500-square-foot exhibit that will travel from Althorp Estate in England, where the princess grew up, to the Frazier History Museum in September. 

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Arts and Humanities
5:49 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

'Nicest Cease and Desist Letter' Boosts Novelist's Sales

Cover for Broken Piano for President

The Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns Jack Daniel's whiskey, among many other liquor brands, is claiming local author Patrick Wensink has violated the company's trademark.

This could have been a classic David vs. Goliath story, in which corporate lawyers threaten to squash a struggling novelist. But in this case, it seems Goliath would rather take David out for a friendly drink.

Wensink got the letter from Brown-Forman's attorneys on July 12.

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Arts and Humanities
5:00 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Kentucky Music Weekend Celebrates Heritage

The 37th annual Kentucky Music Weekend cues up Friday at Iroquois Park. Through Sunday, the festival will host traditional music acts ranging from jug bands to the state-wide dulcimer competition.

The weekend kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday with a concert featuring John Gage. There is a suggested $10 donation for evening mainstage concerts, but daytime events are free. A full festival schedule is available online.

Not all musicians performing are Kentuckians, but the festival’s emphasis is on acoustic traditional sounds.

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Arts and Humanities
5:38 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

From the Driveway to the Big Screen: Archie Borders Takes Public Radio Story As Inspiration for Film

It all started with a "driveway moment," during an episode of This American Life on the theme of classified ads. In the introduction to Act 3, Ira Glass noted how often we see classified ads offering things, right next to classified ads of people looking for those very same things—a phenomenon he said was especially common in the musician section.

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