Resurgence of Interest in Organs at Local Churches

In recent years, contemporary guitar-driven music has been a popular feature at churches. But now, congregations across the country, including Louisville, are refocusing on traditional instruments — specifically, the organ. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Organist Dan Stokes and two organ builders are checking out a notable instrument in Old Louisville’s Central Presbyterian Church. This organ […]

Jean Ritchie to Donate Work to Library of Congress

Jean Ritchie is often called the Mother of Folk Music. Now the Kentucky native is donating her works to the Library of Congress. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Born in Eastern Kentucky, Jean Ritchie grew up singing the traditional music of the region and in 1946 moved to New York City. She took her music […]

Cuts to Orchestra Might Come from Public Schools

The Louisville Orchestra has taken cuts from the city and its budget may be taking hits from Jefferson County Public Schools. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Earlier this month, the city announced the orchestra would receive only half of the $220,000 it had pledged for this fiscal year. The cut meant the orchestra had to cancel […]

Sixth Forecastle Festival this Weekend

This weekend marks the sixth year for the Forecastle Festival with its emphasis on music, art and activism. Festival founder JK McKnight has featured regional music and community and environmental activists at the annual event. This year, he added music industry discussions to help regional musicians and tapped Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as its keynote […]