National Poetry Month is winding down, but there will be time yet to share your favorite poems with family, friends and strangers on the bus. The Academy of American Poets designates April 26 as Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Phoenix Hill is the first neighborhood to incorporate a public art project. WFPL’s Daniel Gilliam reports on the effects it is having on the neighborhood.
Today, Louisville Ballet dancers and crew are setting themselves up in the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall to prepare for Friday night’s rise of the curtain for a production billed as Three Reflections with a premiere by San Francisco-based choreographer Amy Seiwert. (The triple bill includes Adam Hougland’s Cold Virtues and Celts by Lila York.) But… Continue reading For Those With Repect for Swans and Sylphs But Looking for More
Think of libraries — you think of books. But these days many more people in rural communities are also thinking of computers because libraries have become primary places for people to access the broadband internet connections. And meeting that growing demand has been a concern for Wayne Onkst, the State Librarian and Commissioner with the… Continue reading Libraries Look for Help to Meet Demand for Broadband
The recession is obvious at newspapers these days, with most reducing space for news coverage (in part because they are getting fewer ads) and sending reporters and other staff on furloughs. Local publishers have been making the case that they will survive the recession by tightening their belts and promoting their products. (WFPL aired a… Continue reading More about Newspapers
Today, NPR’s “Morning Edition” aired a feature about the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is on a world tour celebrating its 50th anniversary. Next week, it comes to the Kentucky Center. Although Ailey died in 1989, his legacy lives on through the company that performs his works and commissions pieces by other choreographers. It… Continue reading A Louisvillian Learning the Legacy of Alvin Ailey
The Early and Not-So-Early Years Birth of a Song: In 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote new lyrics for a popular song. World War I: Patriotic ceremonies were common at baseball games. Official, Take 1: In 1916, Woodrow Wilson decreed a presidential order that made the song the official anthem of the United States. The First:… Continue reading A Sportingly Brief History of “The Star Spangled Banner”
The Louisville Ballet just put out this press release: David P. Calzi, President of the Board of Directors for the Louisville Ballet announced today that Jack R. Lemmon, the executive director of the Company since 2003, has made a decision to leave the Louisville Ballet effective December 31, 2008. Mr. Lemmon has accepted the same… Continue reading Louisville Ballet’s Executive Director Resigns
During the primary campaign, some journalists reported on what the candidates were proposing for the arts. Early on, arts leaders and enthusiasts buzzed about how Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican candidate. (During his tenure, Huckabee supported arts education, including music and art instruction by certified teachers in elementary school.) Senators Barack Obama… Continue reading Obama’s Victory Means High Expectations for Arts
Legislation proposing tax incentives for the film industry is in the works for the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly, but questions remain on how it would work, especially during an economic downturn.