Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director

California-based director Meredith McDonough returns to the Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic staff this fall, where she began her career as a directing intern 14 years ago. The new Actors Theatre of Louisville associate artistic director went on to serve two seasons as associate director of the apprentince/intern company before leaving in 2001 for the […]

Rock Opera ‘Bare’ Explores Teen Sexuality, Religion

Pandora Productions explores the secret lives of Catholic high schoolers this week in the rock opera “Bare,” a dramatic musical about gay and straight boarding school students struggling with their sexuality. Written by Jon Hartmere, Jr. (book and lyrics) and Damon Intrabartolo (book and music), “Bare” opens Thursday in the Bingham Theatre at Actors Theatre […]

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Names New Associate Curator

Louisville gallery director Joey Yates is joining the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft artistic staff. As associate curator, Yates will help manage exhibitions, organize public events and contribute to educational outreach. The associate curatorial role will be significant. Executive director Aldy Milliken says going forward, the museum’s exhibitions will inform everything from programming events […]

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

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 […]

Bourbon Baroque Pays Tribute to the Races at Free Friday Concert

If you hear the church bells ringing at St. John’s on East Market Street during Friday night’s Trolley Hop, consider it your call to post. The bells will ring about a minute before each short concert by Louisville’s Bourbon Baroque ensemble. There will be two 30-minute performances, at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Bourbon Baroque stages […]

The David Statue Is Not Alone: More Famous Artwork, Remixed

Turkish artist Serkan Ozkaya’s “David (inspired by Michelangelo)” follows a time-honored tradition of artists copying and remixing famous works — and it’s not all pop-culture parodies of “The Last Supper.” Unlike a parody or a straight copy, a remix is in part about appropriation and introducing a significant conceptual contribution from the secondary artist into […]