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
This month, Actors Theatre is holding the 32nd Humana Festival of New American Plays. One play that opened last week has an ambition: to bridge the divide between liberals and the Christian right. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports.
This weekend, the Louisville Ballet premieres a new work based on sculpture. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer looks into how one artist behind the scenes helped breath life into statues.
Ideas about creationism and evolution have some divided education officials, community leaders and lawmakers throughout the country. Last year’s opening of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, underscored disagreements on both sides. This week, a play in Shelbyville reveals continuing contentions over the issue.
Here in Louisville, connecting the disabled community with the able-bodied through dance has been a passion of a local mother and daughter.
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
Since Governor Steve Beshear proposed his state budget this week, there have been cries of discontent across the state. Leaders in the arts are finding this budget could put their organizations and plans in financial peril.
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
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
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