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 […]
Just in time to welcome Derby guests, 21C Museum Hotel’s over-sized version of Michelangelo’s David was installed on the corner of Main and Seventh streets today. He rolled in on the back of a truck and stood up onto his 8-foot pedestal with the help of a crane. He stands three stories tall, and his […]
21C Museum Hotel’s signature red penguins welcome a new colorful companion this week. A 30-foot-tall replica of Michelangelo’s David statue will be installed on the sidewalk outside of 21C Museum Hotel on the corner of Main and Seventh streets tomorrow morning. The statue is titled “David (inspired by Michelangelo),” and it was created by Turkish […]
Lexington musician Ben Sollee is known for his live shows, but hasn’t released a live album until now. The songwriter and indie-pop cellist will release “LIVE at the Grocery on Home” at a free concert at Heine Brothers tomorrow at 7 p.m. Update: the show has been moved inside the Douglass Loop Heine Brothers due […]
Lexington poet Nikky Finney has been on the road, visiting 20 cities in three months. It’s her second tour for “Head Off & Split,” her fourth collection of poems that won the National Book Award last fall. Finney will read in Louisville tonight at 21C Museum Hotel. Throughout her tour, Finney says she’s heard from […]
The Louisville Orchestra and its players signed a labor agreement yesterday, ending the impasse that canceled the last orchestra season. Now the Kentucky Opera hopes the agreement between the orchestra and its musicians will mean it can be removed from the American Federation of Musicians’ “international unfair list.”
Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company ends their season Sunday with Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II.” The company will present a staged reading of the Elizabethan history play as part of their Words, Words, Words play reading series.
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.
After 11 months of negotiations, the Louisville Orchestra musicians and board of directors have a signed employment contract. The two sides announced the agreement at a press conference at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall today. The $5.3-million, one-year bridge agreement calls for a smaller orchestra with a shorter season. Fifteen musician spots will be eliminated, […]
Dozens of writers gathered in Frankfort yesterday for Kentucky Writers Day. The Kentucky Arts Council and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet invite former and current Kentucky state poets laureate to the capital’s rotunda to read their work and give remarks on the state of writing in the commonwealth.