Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Rock Musical Humanizes Mental Illness

Lauren McCombs (Natalie), Jeremy Moon (Dan), Melissa Shepherd (Diana) in CenterStage's "Next to Normal."
CenterStage

Louisville's CenterStage theater company continues its season this week with the regional premiere of the acclaimed rock musical “Next to Normal.” The show explores the impact of mental illness on a suburban family.

Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s “Next to Normal” opened on Broadway in 2009 and won three Tony Awards, but when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, it joined the ranks of only a handful of musicals to earn that distinction.

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Video Artist Collaborative Plays with Past, Future

Still from whiteonwhite Rufus Corporation

Acclaimed experimental artist Eve Sussman will give a free lecture on her work Thursday at 21C Museum Hotel. The event is produced in partnership with Kentucky School of Art visiting artist program. The talk starts at 7 p.m. with a reception for the artist to follow.

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Arts and Humanities
9:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Le Petomane Opens New Season

In “Time Flies,” four time travelers wander from their births back to the beginning of the universe and forward to the end of time. Along the way, they stage a hip hop tribute to a famous clock maker and engage in a bout of bare-knuckle boxing.

In other words, it’s a typical absurdist Le Petomane show. Co-producing artistic director Kyle Ware says this play is a study in anachronism, with philosophical undercurrents.

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Arts Council Will Match Power2Give Funds Again

The Kentucky Arts Council announced today that they will continue to match funds raised by arts organizations through the online project crowdfunding platform Power2Give. The council will match funds, up to $10,000 per project, in fiscal year 2013.

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Arts and Humanities
2:45 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet'

Actors Theatre of Louisville will kick off its new season next week with a contemporary production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet," directed by Louisville native and former Actors Theatre apprentice Tony Speciale.

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Arts and Humanities
1:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

'Truth' Exhibit Opens at Ali Center

Portrait of Muhammad Ali by Robert Shetterly.
Robert Shetterly Americans Who Tell the Truth

Wendell Berry, Helen Keller, Malcolm X and Eleanor Roosevelt are just a few of the prominent figures whose portraits have been painted by artist Robert Shetterly for his Americans Who Tell the Truth series, a portrait exhibit celebrating courageous citizens who have spoken out for democracy and human rights.

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

A Year in the Life of Kentucky's Minor League

A new book about Kentucky’s minor league baseball teams is out. Written by journalist Katya Cengel,  “Bluegrass Baseball” (University of Nebraska Press) is an intimate look inside the 2010 baseball season, starring Kentucky’s minor league teams: the Lexington Legends, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Florence Freedom and the Louisville Bats. The book documents the highs and lows of the players, groundskeepers, managers and fans of the game’s smaller outfits. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:29 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Opera Ends Another Year in the Black

The Kentucky Opera announced today that the organization ended the year with a budget surplus. This is the third season under general director David Roth that the Opera has come out ahead.

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Arts and Humanities
9:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

History Meets Mystery in 'The Lion in Winter'

Roger Fristoe (King Henry II) and Susan McNeese Lynch (Eleanor of Aquitaine) in "The Lion in Winter."
Actor's Choice

Dysfunction in the English royal family plays out against a backdrop of treason and civil war in “The Lion in Winter." Actor's Choice theater company opens James Goldman’s award-winning historical drama this week. 

The year is 1183, and King Henry II has called a Christmas court. He’s allowed his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, out of prison for the occasion. He needs to name an heir to secure an alliance with France. Will it be Richard (later known as the Lionheart), treacherous Geoffrey or Henry's favorite, John? 

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Arts and Humanities
3:33 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

A Look at the Louisville Orchestra's 2012-2013 Season

The Louisville Orchestra has announced its 2012-2013 season, and General Manager Lindsay Vallandingham joined WFPL's Erin Keane on Friday afternoon to talk about what's on their schedule this season. 

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