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LouisvilleKy’s celebrates local films and filmmakers next month

Flyover Film Festival Lands in Louisville July 24 – 29, 2016 The Louisville Film Society launches its 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival July 24 – 29 celebrating Kentucky and our rich heritage in filmmaking, past and present. Two documentaries that honor favorite native sons Wendell Berry (The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry) and Harry Caudill (Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage) open the five day event followed by Bear With Us starring Louisvillian and Walden Theatre alum Collin Smith, a Throw-Back-Thursday 35th Anniversary outdoor screening of Stripes, filmed here in Kentucky, and a mixed media finale on the Belvedere, Sound…

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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…

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Louisville Ky prepares for “ambitious” musical season

Louisville, KY ( April 19, 2016)—The Louisville Orchestra and its galvanizing young Music Director Teddy Abrams announced today an ambitious 2016-17 season of commissions, premieres, grandly scaled productions, favorite masterworks, cross-genre collaborations, and more. Highlights include a season-opening account of Mahler’s mighty “Resurrection” Symphony; concerto collaborations with such eminent artists as Yo-Yo Ma and Augustin Hadelich; a celebration of “Shakespeare In Music” to accompany Louisville’s upcoming First Folio exhibition; the Louisville premiere of a new commission from Lev Zhurbin; and the world premiere ofAbrams’ own new composition, Muhammad Ali Portrait, part of a two-program Festival of American Music that will also feature guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. This diverse and stimulating lineup continues the creative resurgence of…

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Louisville Orchestra brings Pink Martini to Louisville Ky next week

  Louisville, KY (March 3, 2016) … The Louisville Orchestra brings internationally celebrated “suave salon orchestra” (New York Times) Pink Martini, to the Kentucky Center on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The twelve-musician group Pink Martini joins Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and the Louisville Orchestra for a cocktail of Latin-rhythms, bouncy pop favorites, and glamorous smoky ballads. Described as an “around-the-world musical adventure,” Pink Martini’s vast repertoire is sure to bring audiences to their feet. Single tickets range from $26-$69 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visiting louisvilleorchestra.org. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its…


Louisville Ky presents unprecedented arts collaboration

Louisville Ballet Louisville Orchestra present Spring Collaboration Orchestra and Ballet join forces for a true partnership to create new works. Louisville, KY (January 3, 2016)…. In an unprecedented collaboration, on March 4 and 5 the Louisville Orchestra joins forces with Louisville Ballet for Spring Collaboration, which marks their first full co-production together. Comprising three fully-staged ballets, all with original choreography by Award-winner Adam Hougland, the program showcases the world premiere of Hougland’s reinvention of Stravinsky’s seminal ballet Petrouchka, alongside his Cold Virtues, set to the music of Philip Glass, and a world premiere ballet, Union, with original music, Unified Field, by Teddy Abrams,…


Louisville Ky’s Forecastle Festival announces new lineup additions

Over a Dozen Acts Join The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie and More LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival has added over a dozen acts to its three-day music celebration, including electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory, Dan Auerbach-fronted The Arcs, Americana genre benders Pokey LaFarge, beatmaster Baauer and more. Now in its 14th year, Forecastle Festival will take place July 15–17, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Of note, Teddy Abrams, Music Director for the Louisville Orchestra, joins the lineup and will curate a special Louisville-centric showcase with artist collaborations, orchestral arrangements and more. The youngest music director in the orchestra’s 78-year history, Abrams…

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Louisville Ky’s Central High School to host King Concert

Louisville, KY (January 5, 2016) … The Louisville Orchestra, under the direction of Teddy Abrams, will perform a concert in Honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 7PM at Central High School in Louisville. This concert is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Seating is general admission. Transportation support to this performance is offered by TARC. For discounted fare, call TARC at 502.585.1234. The performance is made possible by generous support from LG&E and annual grant support from the Fund for the Arts. Pre-concert performances by members of  the “West Louisville…

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Louisville Orchestra brings Rachmaninoff Second and Jorge Mester back to Kentucky Center

  Louisville, KY – Music Director Emeritus, Jorge Mester, returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Louisville Orchestra on Friday, January 8 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, January 9 at 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Center. The grandeur and magnificence of Romanticism comes to life in this performance with guest pianist William Wolfram performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The Saturday evening concert, which also includes Boloslav Martinů’s Symphony No. 6 and Dances of Galánta by Zoltan Kodály, provides a dignified and majestic orchestral experience. Single tickets range from $26-$75 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visitinglouisvilleorchestra.org….


LO WOW! Series brings MercyMe to Louisville Ky

Louisville, KY (October 15, 2015) … On Thursday, December 10, at 8pm the Louisville Orchestra will take the Palace Theatre stage with GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners – MercyMe. The contemporary Christian rock group will perform their top hits as well as work from their most recent album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas!with Jason Seber on the podium. Single tickets range from $20 – $75 and are available by calling the Louisville Palace at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org. MercyMe has topped both Mainstream and Christian radio charts with dozens of No. 1 hits, including the iconic song…