The Louisville Orchestra’s musicians say they are being asked to take staff and pay cuts. The musicians released a statement Monday offering their side of the ongoing contract negotiations between their union and the orchestra administration.
Radiohead, Green Day, the Beach Boys, Nirvana, the Grateful Dead, U2… what do these highly-popular bands have in common? They’re all – according to some people – overrated. Do you agree? Or are those fighting words? Llet us know which musical acts leave you scratching your head because they don’t live up to the hype. Join us this Wednesday when we talk about music’s most overrated bands. Listen to the Show
Thousands of people have faced high temperatures this weekend to attend the inaugural HullabaLOU music festival.
Churchill Downs Entertainment officials say security and medical staff have prepared for new challenges this weekend for the HullabaLOU music festival. It begins Friday, and will be the first music festival hosted at the track.
The three-day event will be held at Churchill Downs in one month, and about 40 thousand tickets have been sold. Churchill Downs Entertainment president Steve Sexton says he’s pleased with that number, but expects more tickets to be sold right before or during the festival.
In his quest to make Forecastle one of the top festivals the region, founder J.K. McKnight has moved the event from the Belvedere to Waterfront Park. The four-stage festival begins on July 9th and features headliners the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon, with more bands to be announced.
From 2003 through last year, the University of Louisville’s opera theatre program worked with a Polish academy to create a production that spanned two continents and instructed students in the new ways to perform opera. Now, that experience is in a documentary film premiering tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has the story. In the documentary, the… Continue reading Film about U of L Opera Project with Polish Academy Premieres
Saturday, December 26, 2009 Producer: KUT, Austin Listen Again He was abandoned by his parents as a toddler. As a young struggling songwriter, he crisscrossed the country playing honky tonks and selling encyclopedias door-to-door just to feed his family. Today, Willie Nelson is an American icon and a true Texas iconoclast–but how he got there… Continue reading Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson
Today, the University of Louisville has announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in music. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The music of Spheres by German composer York Hoeller was chosen from more than 100 entries worldwide. In his music, Hoeller often uses electronic sounds with live instruments. This is the first time a German… Continue reading Music by German Composer Gets Grawemeyer Award
Saturday, November 28, 2009 Producer: CBC Radio 2 Listen Again On this episode of The Nerve, host Jowi Taylor takes you on an aural journey, from the creation of sound at its source, through the air and the outer ear to the cochlea, the spinal column, and the cerebral cortex. On the way, you’ll hear… Continue reading Wired for Sound: Music and the Brain