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Rusty 324 is all about Bourbon..and Beyond, with Ben Sollee and the Bourbon Babe, Carla Carlton

It is a special Bourbon and Beyond episode of the Rusty Satellite Show, with both Ben Sollee and Carla Carlton playing a role in the giant event near the Fairgrounds. And with a sunny forecast, we’ll get to experience the full effect we missed last year due to torrential rains. Sollee was on the show in 2015, before he’d moved to Louisville and settled in to raise a family. Then, as a touring musician, he was intent of having an impact on the environment. As he explains on the show, Sollee has since taken on good causes as a personal…

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Actors Theatre of Louisville performs PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Pipeline Hits Home at Actors Theatre

It was fortunate that the debut of “Pipeline” at Actors Theatre coincided with my son Nick’s visit here. Nick is studying theatre in Italy, and is currently working on a presentation of Hamlet there. He was impressed, of course, with the staging and technical aspects of “Pipeline.” But the play’s subject matter, as written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau, is what stimulated a lengthy conversation. We both were affected by the play’s story, which chronicles many issues of race in America, primarily the school-to-prison pipeline that exists for many African-American males. Actors’ press materials describe it as a production that…