Studio 619 for February 18, 2007

by scrosby on February 18, 2007

Winners of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher handed out his Governor’s Awards in the Arts last week. Among the winners are a public radio station in eastern Kentucky, a youth orchestra, and a former University of Kentucky basketball player.

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company

The Looking for Lilith Theatre Company is restaging one of its most acclaimed productions, “What My Hands Have Touched.” The company is celebrating its fifth anniversary. As part of that celebration, the group is hosting an appearance by Vickie Croston, the daughter of Rose Will Monroe, who is better known as the World War II icon “Rosie the Riveter.”

WFPL’s Rick Howlett spoke with Croston and the artistic director of the theatre group, Shannon Wooley.

Ky Governor Ernie Fletcher

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher spoke this week to the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club. Fletcher is seeking re-election this year, but faces Republican challengers in the May primary. Last week, Fletcher also presented his spending plan for the state’s surplus money to the General Assembly.

Louisville Improvisors

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an actor? To learn lines, make sure you follow the stage direction, change costumes, is that what you picture? Well, picture this, three guys, no lines, no costumes, just making it up as they go along. That’s the Louisville Improvisors. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Chris Anger and Alec Volz of the Louisville Improvisors about improvisational theatre, what it is and how it works.

Listen to the show.

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