House budget includes extra funding for Kentucky Arts Council

While the Kentucky House’s budget proposal doesn’t fully restore the Kentucky Arts Council’s original budget request, it does provide more money than the Governor’s budget. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Arts advocates and administrators got a jolt in January when the governor proposed cutting the Kentucky Arts Council’s budget by 12 percent. The House version of… Continue reading House budget includes extra funding for Kentucky Arts Council

State bill aims to teach about genocide in Kentucky schools

More than 30 states now recommend or require Holocaust or genocide studies in their public schools and Kentucky might join them. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how a current bill came about and the controversies surrounding teaching about genocide in public schools. Thea Prak came to the United States when she was thirteen years old.… Continue reading State bill aims to teach about genocide in Kentucky schools

Plays Performed in Elevators Take Drama to a New Level

In the 16th century, Shakespeare wrote “all the world’s a stage.” The statement takes on new meaning for a present-day troupe of local thespians who are making its stage in unusual parts of Louisville, as WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “Jay, Boxes, IMAM, Holiday, Bear, Glass, Balloon, Vote. Everybody Got that,” says Randy Pease. “For those… Continue reading Plays Performed in Elevators Take Drama to a New Level

Booksellers Looking to the Web to Connect with Local Customers

Independent booksellers nationwide faced a slew of setbacks last year. They included an early 2006 slump in book sales and the news that Americans are reading less for pleasure, as the National Endowment for the Arts spelled out in a report released in November. Rather than ceding to these challenges, many independents are capitalizing on… Continue reading Booksellers Looking to the Web to Connect with Local Customers

Billboards aim to drive art lovers to museum and the Web

Ten distinctive billboards are going up over the metropolitan area’s freeways this month as part of a museum’s unveiling of an exhibit called “Eyes Wide Open.” It is using art mounted on billboards to provoke the public into taking a new look at the city and to engage a younger generation in art and in… Continue reading Billboards aim to drive art lovers to museum and the Web