Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
2:59 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

World Premiere Musical Opens Stage One Season

Wiley (Tyler Johnson-Campion) on set.
Stage One

Stage One Family Theatre opens its season at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with "Wiley and the Hairy Man," a world premiere musical for young audiences.   

“Wiley and the Hairy Man” isn’t a new play. Suzan Zeder wrote it 40 years ago, adapting a Depression Era tale from the Works Progress Administration’s Folklore Project. It’s the story of a young boy who lives in a swamp with his mother, a magic-wielding "conjure woman," and his loyal dog, headed for a showdown with a big, hairy trickster. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:30 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Doomed Love Affair Opens Ballet Season

Natalia Ashikhmina in "Lady of the Camellias."
David Toczko Louisville Ballet

The Louisville Ballet opens its 2012-13 season this week with Val Caniparoli’s “Lady of the Camellias.” The ballet, with music by Frédéric Chopin, runs for three performances on Friday and Saturday in the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts’ Whitney Hall.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Female Cast Brings Shakespeare Into New Light

Hero (Jenna Purdy) and Ursula (Lauren Argo) and plot to persuade Beatrice (Shannon Woolley Allison) that Benedick is in love with her.
Looking for Lilith

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company opens an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” this week, setting the merry war-between-the-sexes romantic comedy in the days following the end of World War I.

The production opens Thursday and runs through October 13 in the new downstairs mainstage space at the Alley Theater in Butchertown’s The Pointe (1205 E. Washington St.).

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Arts and Humanities
2:48 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Orchestra Documentary Wins Major Award

The Louisville Orchestra
Music Makes a City

Director Owsley Brown III will accept a Gramaphone Award for best classical music film for "Music Makes a City," a documentary about the Louisville Orchestra, at a ceremony in London today. Brown will accept the award on behalf of the Louisville-based production team, which includes co-director Jerome Hiler and producer Robin Burke. 

“Music Makes a City” documents the Louisville Orchestra’s rise in 1948 from a struggling semi-professional ensemble to a full professional orchestra with an internationally-renowned new work commissioning program.

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Arts and Humanities
2:29 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Governor's School for the Arts Reinstates New Media Program

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, which provides free studio arts education to Kentucky high school students, will reinstate its new media program for the next fiscal year. 

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

The Big Break: Inside Tech Week

  • We go inside tech week for "Dracula" with Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice Samantha Beach and "Tosca" with Kentucky Opera studio artist Brad Raymond.

This week on our new audio diary series “The Big Break,” Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice Samantha Beach and Kentucky Opera studio artist Brad Raymond take us inside tech week, the full rehearsals leading up to opening night.

Samantha captures the sounds of "Dracula" from underneath the Bingham Theatre stage and tells us what "rat down!" means, while Brad explains how a bad voice day can throw off an entire "Tosca" tech rehearsal.

Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Axton Reading Series Opens with Poet Laureate

Kentucky poet laureate Maureen Morehead, author of "Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems"
Barry Westerman Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky’s poet laureate will read from her new book in the Axton Reading Series at the University of Louisville tomorrow.

Morehead will read from her new collection of poems, “Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems,” in U of L’s Ekstrom Library, in the Chao Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Morehead is also the author of "In a Yellow Room," "Our Brothers’ War," "A Sense of Time Left" and "The Melancholy Teacher." She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Spalding University.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

The Big Break: Introducing Our Young Artists in Residence

Every season, performing arts companies take on a group of young up-and-comers who will work, and learn, with the pros. The Louisville Ballet calls them trainees. At Actors Theatre of Louisville, they’re apprentices.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Baby Horse Blurs Line Between Performance Art and Theater

Jon Becraft, Danielle Burns and Kelli Fitzgibbons in "Biography of Physical Sensation."
Baby Horse Theatre Group

Baby Horse Theatre Group, a new Louisville company, blurs the line between drama and performance art with its first experimental show. Devised from extensive interviews with one ordinary subject, “Biography of  Physical Sensation” tells the story of one woman’s life through her memories.

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Arts and Humanities
11:02 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Stephen Tobolowsky Coming to Louisville

Host of "The Tobolowsky Files" (Thursdays at 9 p.m. on 89.3 WFPL), Stephen Tobolowsky will be speaking at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 5. Tickets are now on sale.

Tobowlowsky is currently touring in support of his brand new book, "The Dangerous Animals Club."

"He weaves a spell not unlike Jean Shepherd or Garrison Keillor." – Leonard Maltin

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