In the 16th century, Shakespeare wrote “all the world’s a stage.” The statement takes on new meaning for a present-day troupe of local thespians who are making its stage in unusual parts of Louisville, as WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “Jay, Boxes, IMAM, Holiday, Bear, Glass, Balloon, Vote. Everybody Got that,” says Randy Pease. “For those […]
Independent booksellers nationwide faced a slew of setbacks last year. They included an early 2006 slump in book sales and the news that Americans are reading less for pleasure, as the National Endowment for the Arts spelled out in a report released in November. Rather than ceding to these challenges, many independents are capitalizing on […]
Ten distinctive billboards are going up over the metropolitan area’s freeways this month as part of a museum’s unveiling of an exhibit called “Eyes Wide Open.” It is using art mounted on billboards to provoke the public into taking a new look at the city and to engage a younger generation in art and in […]
In this country, giving to nonprofits is practically a holiday tradition, prompted by the season’s suggestion to think of those in need. Louisville’s non-profit sector has not suffered from the mortgage crisis or the volatile stock market, but nonprofit organizations are keeping a wary eye on 2008. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer surveyed several Louisville nonprofits about […]
Last year, the Sojourn Community Church finally found a permanent home in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood after renting spaces in the Highlands for seven years. The new space and the church’s approach to worshiping have propelled its growth from a congregation of a several hundred to about one thousand. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer spent some time at the church and found that Sojourn’s take on faith is part of a national phenomenon.
Last weekend, Louisville audiences got to see a new documentary about the Iraq war that takes a controversial approach: It interviews Iraqis who are fighting American soldiers. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer went to see the film and the reactions. Ticket sales were brisk as audiences packed Baxter Avenue Theatres for the new documentary “Meeting Resistance.” Some […]
The Louisville Orchestra began 2006 on the brink of bankruptcy and finished the year having brought back music director Jorge Mester and overhauled its administrative staff. This year, it has worked to reach new audiences with untraditional programming, like this weekend’s performance of “Wizard of Oz.” WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer dropped in on some its rehearsals […]