WFPL News Hires Erin Keane as Arts and Humanities Reporter

89.3 WFPL News has hired Erin Keane as the new Arts and Humanities reporter. “We are all thrilled Erin is joining us,” says Gabe Bullard, WFPL News Director. “She is a sharp and thoughtful reporter. She’s a skilled writer. And she has great ties to the community. Her talents and insights will improve our ever-expanding […]

Orchestra Management Offers Binding Arbitration, Ultimatum to Musicians

The Louisville Orchestra has put another offer on the table for musicians. The orchestra has not performed all year and the players and management remain at odds over the terms of a new contract. Today, management offered to enter binding arbitration with the musicians. Both sides would choose a member of the National Academy of […]

Orchestra Woes Continue, Both Sides Face Difficult Futures

Neither side has blinked in the Louisville Orchestra labor dispute, and both the management and the musicians are facing difficult futures and the potential end of the orchestra. The management now plans to follow through on threats to go against union wishes and hire a 50-member replacement orchestra. Finding 50 talented nonunion players will be […]

Anonymous Donor Agrees to Pay for Consultant in Orchestra Talks

Another party may soon enter the Louisville Orchestra contract negotiations. The management and musicians have been in talks for a new contract for over a year. Last week, concerts for this month and next month were canceled due to the lack of a contract. Both sides met with Mayor Greg Fischer, who today announced that […]

Two Months of Orchestra Concerts Called Off

All Louisville Orchestra concerts scheduled for September and October have been canceled. The season was set to begin September 10. But orchestra management sent out a notice of the cancellations Wednesday evening, citing an impasse with the musicians over a contract for the next season. The two sides are in mediation with the Louisville Labor […]

Judge Will Hear Arguments on Orchestra Reorganization Today

A decisive court hearing in the Louisville Orchestra’s bankruptcy case is today. A judge is expected to rule on the management’s financial reorganization plan, which outlines how it will pay its creditors and continue operations. But attorneys for a musician’s pension fund say the proposal is invalid until the musicians and management agree on a […]

Actors Theatre Hopes to Attract Crowds With Building Renovations

Actors Theatre of Louisville has unveiled several improvements to its downtown Louisville headquarters. The Actors Theatre building is across the street from the KFC Yum center. Until recently, there was little outward indication of what was inside. But that’s changed. Using $450,000 in grants and donations, Actors Theatre has renovated its lobby and refurbished the […]

Orchestra Musicians Protest, Consider Federal Mediation

The Louisville Orchestra is in the middle of a bankruptcy filling and contract negotiations. This week, the musicians rejected an offer from management, saying it was unfair. Now the management, board and union leaders have agreed to bring in federal mediators, but there’s one group that hasn’t accepted that process: the musicians. Shortly after three […]