Louisville Orchestra Plans its Future Place in the City

By Elizabeth Kramer A new documentary about the formative years of the Louisville Orchestra premieres tomorrow at the Baxter Avenue Theatres. But the organization is looking now to make itself relevant in a world where classical music is often an afterthought. The documentary Music Makes a City recounts how in 1937 a politician named Charles […]

Primary Senate Race Fires Up Democrats

By Elizabeth Kramer This year’s open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Senator Jim Bunning has Kentucky Democrats brimming with hope that this could be their year to have one of their own on that side of that ruling body for the first time in more than a decade. With the primary election only […]

Museum Holds Public Forum on Expansion Plans

The Speed Art Museum in the early stages of planning a major expansion, and Saturday at 10 a.m. it’s holding a public forum to share some of its ideas. The forum will be the second since the museum announced the project’s main designer — the Los Angeles-based wHY Architecture. Last October, it announced that Reed […]

Indiana Republicans Push to Show United Face

After some fierce primary election battles in Indiana this week, the Republican Party staged an event today to show a unified front. The party convened all candidates from the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Evan Bayh. They included the winner, former Senator Dan Coats, and four others, most of […]

Stage One to Offer Free Tickets to Some 60,000 Students

Stage One Children’s Theatre announced it will provide free tickets to students for field trips next season. Under a new program called Play it Forward, the theater will be providing free tickets for kindergartners and first graders on field trips to attend a performance in the fall and for fifth and sixth graders in the […]

Post Primary: Indiana GOP Looking for Gains in November

Now, that the Indiana primary races are over, parties and candidates are starting to focus their attention on November’s general election. A majority of politically experienced Republicans were winners in races where they faced those who were connected to or had support from the Tea Party movement. Now, Republicans are looking to gain seats in […]

Despite Loss, Sodrel Pledges to Help Republicans in November

The tight Republican primary race for Indiana’s 9th Congressional district turned out to be a shock for one campaigns. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Faces were a bit glum Tuesday at the gathering place for those who supported business owner and former Congressman Mike Sodrel of New Albany as they watched election results come in. Deputy […]

Hoosiers Voting With Specific Issues in Mind in Primary

Voters heading to the polls for today’s primary in Indiana say they aren’t seeing the lines they saw during the 2008, when there was a presidential election. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. By early afternoon, voters were trickling in at Jeffersonville’s Wilson Elementary School. But Kelly Khuri, who is campaigning for several Republican candidates, says […]

Indiana's U.S. Senate Primary Could Be Close

Since February, the campaign for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Hoosier Democrat Evan Bayh has not been what most people envisioned. That’s when Bayh stunned political watchers and constituents by announcing he wouldn’t run for reelection. Indiana voters won’t have any Democrats in this primary race since Congressman Brad Ellsworth is the party’s […]

Students' Art Bikes Hit Downtown Streets Monday

Dozens of bikes that high school art students have transformed into art pieces go on display this weekend before being installed around downtown Monday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Five years ago, the Louisville Downtown Management District provided old bikes to art students at downtown area high schools so they could make sculptures. The organization […]