Win tickets to see Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward at Kentucky Author Forum

WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward on May 15th at the Kentucky Center. Rashid is a journalist and author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is considered the world’s leading authority on the Taliban, and… Continue reading Win tickets to see Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward at Kentucky Author Forum

Students' Art Bikes Hit Downtown Streets Monday

Dozens of bikes that high school art students have transformed into art pieces go on display this weekend before being installed around downtown Monday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Five years ago, the Louisville Downtown Management District provided old bikes to art students at downtown area high schools so they could make sculptures. The organization… Continue reading Students' Art Bikes Hit Downtown Streets Monday

Kentucky Center President Debunks Myths

The President of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts spoke to the Louisville Downtown Rotary Club today about the center’s role in the community. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. (To listen to the entire presentation, click on Listen to the story.) Stephen Klein talked about how the Kentucky Center provides performance space to local… Continue reading Kentucky Center President Debunks Myths

Kentucky Center Dealing With Repairs After Fire

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts officials are working this week to repair its electrical system after it was damaged in a weekend fire. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The fire occurred Saturday in an electrical room in the garage and resulted in the evacuation of 108 production and audience members during a performance of… Continue reading Kentucky Center Dealing With Repairs After Fire

Arts Groups Offer Discounted Tickets Again This Season

Some Louisville arts groups say they will continue a program that offers discounted tickets to many performances. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Kentucky Center, the Fund for the Arts and its member groups launched the Arts Rush program in January. From then through the end of the season, the program sold more than 2,500… Continue reading Arts Groups Offer Discounted Tickets Again This Season

Artist Dodges Rain to Create 3-D Sidewalk Painting

Despite recent rains, a work of art has been in the making since Wednesday in front of the Kentucky Center on Louisville’s Main Street. And it’s scheduled for completion tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. British sidewalk artist Julian Beever has been working under and tent and using sandbags to hold off the water while… Continue reading Artist Dodges Rain to Create 3-D Sidewalk Painting

Uncertain Future for Iroquois Amphitheater

Since 1938, the Iroquois Amphitheater’s history has included periods of neglect and success. The latter includes a nearly $9 million renovation eight years ago. Now, the economy has driven its major user — Music Theater Louisville — to perform at the Kentucky Center. That and other factors make an uncertain future for the amphitheater. WFPL’s… Continue reading Uncertain Future for Iroquois Amphitheater

Faculty of One Louisville School Learns About the Arts

This week, an arts education program will be training a whole school of teachers for the first time in its 26-year history. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. For the next two weeks 43 teachers from throughout Kentucky will attend the Kentucky Center’s annual Institute for Arts in Education. It includes seminars where participants get hands-on experience… Continue reading Faculty of One Louisville School Learns About the Arts

Whitney Hall Stage Floor Donated To Charity

From WFPL’s Cassidy Herrington Louisville’s Habitat for Humanity will uproot 6,000 square feet of hardwood flooring from the stage of the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall this weekend. The Kentucky Center is donating the flooring to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which will sell it to raise money for the organization. Habitat for Humanity’s Director of… Continue reading Whitney Hall Stage Floor Donated To Charity