Spalding University, Kentucky School of Art Partner to Offer BFA

Since 2008, artist and teacher Churchill Davenport has been working to get the Kentucky School of Art off the ground by raising funds, holding classes and having notable artists come to town for lectures. Now, its agreement with Spalding University will allow it to accept students through an accredited school and provide needed administration services.

Hullaba LOU Music Festival Ticket Sales on Track

Churchill Downs Incorporated is placing its bets on bringing in more revenue with the three-day Hullaba LOU Music Festival that kicks off Friday, and it could be a hit if ticket sales meet expectations. So far, more then half of the 90,000 tickets it hopes to sell have been purchased online and organizers expect most of the rest to come in just before or over the weekend.

Smaller, Independent Theme Parks Thriving

In recent years, the economy has sent some theme park profits and attendance numbers rolling downhill. But smaller parks have been able to ride out the recession because of some specific strategies.

My Morning Jacket Announces It Will Play with Louisville Youth Orchestra

The Louisville-based band My Morning Jacket announced today it will perform at the new KFC Yum! Center this fall. My Morning Jacket will perform at the new arena Oct. 29 with the Louisville Youth Orchestra, with some of the proceeds going to the organization.

Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Set to Be Largest; Features Site-Specific Art

Today kicks off the ninth annual Forecastle Festival — and it’s growing. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Organizers of this year’s three-day festival say they expect 30,000 attendees in addition to about 1200 musicians, artists, environmentalists and sponsors. This makes it the largest so far. Headliners include Devo, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon. The […]

Indiana Arts Groups Face Difficulties Fundraising

Elizabeth Kramer Some Indiana institutions have issued a report about the condition of the state’s arts organizations. The Indiana Arts Commission enlisted Indiana University’s School of Public And Environmental Affairs to conduct a survey of more than 1,500 organizations. Kirsten Grønbjerg is an Indiana University professor and chair of the school’s Center on Philanthropy. She […]

U of L Hosts American Literature Scholars from Overseas

Elizabeth Kramer Scholars from 18 countries — including Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zambia — are now studying American literature through a University of Louisville program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This is the ninth year the university is hosting this Institute on Contemporary American Literature. Over six weeks, participants who teach the […]

New Albany Plans to Apply For Cultural District Designation of It's Downtown

Elizabeth Kramer New Albany has been featuring more arts and culture in its downtown in recent years, and now it’s looking to have that area become a state-designated cultural district. The city officially indicated this week that it will apply next month to the Indiana Arts Commission to receive the designation. City plan commission assistant […]

New Theater and Restaurant Set to Open in Louisville

By Elizabeth Kramer A new theater space with a restaurant will open next month in Louisville. The Bard’s Town will be at Bardstown Road and Speed Avenue. The name is a reference to William Shakespeare. Doug Schutte is one of three partners in the venture. “Our theater space will have a resident company,” he says, […]

Governor's Arts School Students Study with Second City

Elizabeth Kramer Drama students in this year’s Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts are getting some training from the famed comedy theater — Second City. It’s touring company was already on the summer schedule at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts when staff working with the Governor’s School got the idea to have members […]