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The Kentucky Center is the state's premier performing arts and entertainment facility.
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91.9 WFPK Presents ST. VINCENT Fear The Future Tour With special guest to be announced Tuesday, November 21, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 Musician and songwriter Annie Clark - aka St. Vincent - is one of the most distinctive artistic voices and original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent, won Album of the Year designations from the NME, the Guardian, and Entertainment... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Presents Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND - After The Curtain Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 A new national tour by America’s hottest Contemporary Dance company, featuring Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall! As seen on The Ellen Show, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars… Conceived and choreographed by Travis Wall, After The Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find... Continue reading
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“WE WERE LAUGHING TOO HARD TO BREATHE!” – LA TIMES LEO Weekly – A Little Off Center DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m. Friday, October 27, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 Mature Content Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park, and took Off-Broadway, the United Kingdom, and Australia by... Continue reading
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COLLABORATE, LET GO, DON'T HOLD BACK! Luckily for me, music and art were a very important part of my education, and seen by my parents as an important ingredient in developing skills that would help me in school and in my career. While attending Owensboro High School, a couple of my teachers mentioned The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) to me as a way to further explore music and playing the cello.... Continue reading
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There was once a young high school senior attending Eastern High School in Louisville who earned the opportunity to attend The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts. At no cost, she studied instrumental music for three weeks on a collegiate campus. That experience gave her the confidence and skills she needed to succeed. She also made new friends and was inspired by arts educators who all became the earliest members of a continually growing... Continue reading
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Nickelodeon's hit show PAW Patrol is on a roll with a pup-tastic live tour! PAW Patrol Live! - Race to the Rescue Friday, January 5, 2018, 6 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. The Kentucky Center 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere... Continue reading
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Porto (502) 566-5194 mporto@kentuckycenter.org Kentucky Center Brings Free Summer Concert Series to Front Steps in June WHAT: The Kentucky Center Free Summer Concert Series: A concert series of diverse musical acts taking place on the front steps of The Kentucky Center (501 West Main Street) each Tuesday evening during the month of June. WHEN/INFORMATION: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 @ 5-7 p.m. – Appalatin Appalatin’s foot-stomping, hip-swinging sound organically unite Appalachian... Continue reading
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Louisville Public Media welcomes SCIENCE FRIDAY Presented by Kentucky Science Center and Churchill Downs Saturday, November 18, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Each week host Ira Flatow mixes it up with people in the know and those who want to be.... Continue reading
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YOUR FAVORITE YOUTUBE STARS LIVE ON STAGE! Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble #FOLLOWME Featuring Willdabeast, Nia Sioux, Kenneth San José, and Janelle Ginestra Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 #FOLLOWME celebrates the hip-hop community, inspiring dancers to step into the spotlight, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, dance, and interact with their YouTube dance idols. You watch their videos. You learn their moves. Join the ultimate global dance crew and... Continue reading
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Are you participating in Kroger Community Rewards? If you use your Kroger Plus card when you shop, you could be supporting The Kentucky Center’s nonprofit mission with every purchase. Please take a moment to update your account, selecting The Kentucky Center as your preferred local nonprofit. In the past year, the Center has received over $1600 in rewards from this program. Enrollment Process: Visit http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards Sign into your online account, or create one. If you... Continue reading
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Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular! This mind-blowing performance is... Continue reading
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The Norton Foundation Presents The Kentucky Center ArtsReach Annual Performance Showcase Hosted by Keith McGill Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, no ticket required ArtsReach, a Kentucky Center Education and Community Arts program, invites you to celebrate the power of arts education and the joy of live performance as youth from across the city take the stage to share... Continue reading
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Kentucky to the World in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series: ELIZABETH MAYHEW Wednesday, August 23 5:30 – Reception 6:30 – Presentation The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville, 40202 Join Kentucky to the World as style expert and Louisville native Elizabeth Mayhew - currently the Brand Editor for Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired brand Draper James, a contributing editor at NBC's TODAY Show, and... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Presents SIMPLY THREE Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main St., Louisville 40202 Simply Three is a classical crossover phenomenon with an ever-expanding online community of enthusiastic fans, including over 497k YouTube subscribers! Simply Three creates excitement and demand for instrumental music through inventive videos that have touched the hearts of millions of viewers across the globe. All seats $25, reserved seating, fees apply. Tickets go... Continue reading
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Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble STRAIGHT NO CHASER: The Speakeasy Tour Sunday, November 26, 7 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main St., Louisville 40202 Straight No Chaser is the real deal: nine voices coming together to make extraordinary music, moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor! Straight No Chaser have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances, and a solid reputation as an unforgettable... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Presents LOVE ON THE FLOOR Starring Cheryl Burke, Meryl Davis, and Charlie White Friday, November 10, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Love isn’t simple. Love isn’t easy. Love isn’t always happy. But with LOVE there is always a story! Created by Cheryl Burke, best known as a former dance pro on Dancing with the Stars and a new host of Dance Moms, LOVE ON THE FLOOR takes the... Continue reading
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel on the road with the national touring company of a Broadway musical? BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King musical runs May 16-21 at The Kentucky Center (Louisville). Three alumni of The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) have been cast in the production since the tour began. Read the Courier-Journal interview with them here. The core component of The Kentucky Center Governor's School... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center and NS2 Present DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE Wednesday, August 16, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 A favorite act at Bluegrass and Folk festivals around the world, the Dave Rawlings Machine – Dave, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, and Brittany Haas – return to Louisville for an evening of acoustic picking and soaring harmonies. “Proving night-after-night that solid American string music is not obsolete…” – Glide Magazine “The best... Continue reading
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Last month Kentucky Center President Kim Baker and the Center's Development team hosted our first annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration with breakfast and mimosas on the Whitney Hall stage! During this inspiring event, we recognized more than 100 steadfast Volunteers who not only give of their time every year, but also make a financial gift of support to the institution. Volunteers in attendance had the chance to meet staff from the various Kentucky Center Education and... Continue reading
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This Spring, The Kentucky Center’s Arts in Healing and Programming departments are collaborating with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) to deliver hands-on arts activities and live performances on their six local campuses. The partnership has gotten off to a strong start! In March and April, Arts in Healing (AIH) teaching artists led projects at the JCTC Shelby and Bullitt county campuses, which included making and decorating journals along with creative writing exercises as “tools... Continue reading
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Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere theatrical production featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state-of-the-art projections, packed with show-stopping performances from the Shoppies! Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Poli Polish will perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest Pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. Emporium Presents Shopkins Live! Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Tickets go on sale Friday, April... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center ArtsReach Presents DANCE! Hosted by Louisville native Sonya Hensley Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC No Ticket Required ArtsReach, a Kentucky Center Education and Community Arts program, invites you to enjoy an afternoon of dance hosted by Louisville’s own Sonya Hensley. Sonya, a celebrated vocalist with early roots in dance education, has lived and worked in... Continue reading
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As reported in the Courier-Journal, after nearly 18 months filled with meetings, sending out surveys and pouring over data, a group of arts, philanthropic and business leaders has unveiled what they are calling Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 – a long-term plan for the role arts, culture and creativity can play in a strong future. Steering committee members (photographed above) include Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts president Kim Baker and Fund for the Arts CEO... Continue reading
Loved by millions of fans the world over, RIVERDANCE returns to The Kentucky Center in a special 20th Anniversary production for THREE nights only, April 10- 12. Tickets are available through The Kentucky Center ticket service online, by phone at 584-7777, and at the box office (501 W. Main). Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center and KMAC Present Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2017: 25th Anniversary Festival Wednesday, June 7 - Saturday, June 10 (Louisville, KY) Content Advisory: Events have the potential for strong language and mature themes Southern Fried, the second-largest poetry festival in the United States, celebrates poetry, spoken word, and community outreach. Teams representing 32 cities meet for a four-day exhibition of poetic skill, writing workshops, themed open mics, and community service projects. Southern Fried's... Continue reading