Kentucky Opera’s Marriage of Figaro Opens With No Orchestra

The Kentucky Opera opened its production of Mozart‘s opera, The Marriage of Figaro Friday night—without the musical accompaniment of an orchestra. Due to the Louisville Orchestra’s ongoing impasse between musicians and management, Figaro will run with just two pianos and a harpsichord. Courier-Journal arts reporter Elizabeth Kramer joined us on Friday’s State of the News […]

State of the News

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/25/11: It’s been a busy news week & we’ll talk about it all on State of the News. An explosion in Rubbertown and a hazardous leak in Butchertown have many residents calling for improvements to the emergency response system. The interim director of Louisville Metro Animal Services has stepped down with no replacement yet selected. Also exiting is Allan Cowen, who announced his retirement as CEO of the Fund for the Arts, effective at the end of April. Join us for these metro stories, plus a check-in on the Kentucky & Indiana General Assemblies.  Listen to the Show

State of the News

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/04/11: The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will hold a hearing this month on a complaint filed against Councilwoman Judy Green; Phillip Bailey joins us with the details. A skirmish between some Louisville arts leaders and Fund for the Arts chief Allen Cowan made the news this week, and we’ll also check in with the C-J’s Jim Carroll to find out what’s new in Washington. Tune in to State of the News for analysis of these and other stories.  Listen to the Show