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The Kentucky Center Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE! ON STAGE Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. The Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful musical stage adaptation featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and the gang as they stage a play, save a tree, and learn the true meaning of Christmas.... Continue reading
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Emporium & The Kentucky Center Present HOME FREE: A Country Christmas Thursday, December 7, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Home Free is known for their show-stopping performances that combine their signature all vocal, no instrument music with quick-witted humor. On this tour, fans will hear new music from the re-release of Full Of (Even More) Cheer, new Country hits like Maren Morris’ “My Church”, Pop slams like Shakira’s “Try Everything”, and... Continue reading
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Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET Friday, October 13, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre on Broadway 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Don’t miss the Louisville premier of STARDUST, an “utterly transfixing” tribute to the life and music of David Bowie, full of glitter and glam! DANCE Magazine raves “Complexions Contemporary Ballet makes it sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super-dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Presents JENNA & BARBARA BUSH: SISTERS FIRST Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) and settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their Sisters First tour. Celebrate sisterhood and all the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments... Continue reading
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Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with Wynton Marsalis Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Center 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest Jazz soloists and ensemble players today. This remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and commissioned works to masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Wynton... Continue reading
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Tickets are on sale now for Small Time Napoleon's Too Big to Fail Release Party August 26 at The Kentucky Center. This is the band's third recording and their most ambitious yet with the addition of a horn section and pianist. They will be joined on stage by special guests and friends; don't miss this rare, intimate live event. Support provided by 91.9 WFPK. Small Time Napoleon describes their music as "Jazz(ish) Swing with Modern(ish)... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Presents An Acoustic Christmas with OVER THE RHINE Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 This intimate concert will feature songs from Snow Angels (2006), Blood Oranges in the Snow (2014), and other Over the Rhine fan favorites. Tickets start at $25, reserved seating, fees apply. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m., online, by phone (584.7777),... Continue reading
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RAISING THE BAR IN EDUCATION Teachers engage in advanced studies at The Kentucky Center’s statewide Arts Integration Academies The Kentucky Center is presenting five Arts Integration Academies throughout Kentucky this summer. More than 100 teachers will participate. The Academies, which have been presented in partnership with The Kentucky Department of Education since 2000, provide hands-on, active learning experiences that teachers can bring back to their classes, schools, and districts. The Academies this summer include: Louisville... Continue reading
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NEEDTOBREATHE ALL THE FEELS Tour (acoustic) Friday, December 15, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Presented by AC Entertainment, Production Simple, and The Kentucky Center NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated band from South Carolina. Their most recent release, HARDLOVE (2016), debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Albums chart. NEEDTOBREATHE delivers an impressive live show proven by back-to-back sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Ascend Amphitheatre (Nashville), Aragon Ballroom... Continue reading
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Press Representative: Catherine Major / C Major Marketing (206) 521 9551 CMajor@CMajorPR.com TRAVIS WALL NOMINATED FOR 7TH CONSECUTIVE EMMY AWARD FOR ‘OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY’ TRAVIS WALL has been nominated for a stunning 7th consecutive Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ for his groundbreaking work on the popular FOX television show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. He was the Emmy winner in 2015. He is nominated this year for routines ‘Send In The... Continue reading
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Porto (502) 566-5194 mporto@kentuckycenter.org ROBERTS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT AT THE KENTUCKY CENTER LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2017) – Following a nationwide search process, The Kentucky Center is announcing the appointment of Julie Roberts to the role of vice president of development. Since 2013, Roberts has served as the director of development for Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the most respected regional theaters in America and known... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center + NS2 Present TOMMY EMMANUEL CGP - Classics and Christmas Tour Featuring Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP, and Annie Sellick Thursday, November 30, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 Congratulations to Tommy for making the cover of Guitar Player's 2017 "Top 50 Guitarists" issue! Guitar virtuoso and composer Tommy Emmanuel is known worldwide for his complex fingerstyle technique and energetic performances. This concert will feature... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) Summer Program is currently in session on the campus of Centre College in Danville, KY. Each summer for the past thirty years, over 250 of the Commonwealth's most talented young artists have received an all expenses paid life changing experience including top-notch instruction, daily live performances by world-class visiting artists, and fellowship with other young creatives. Participation in The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts... Continue reading
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We regret to inform you that the August 15 booking for #FOLLOWME: YouTube Stars On Stage has been cancelled. The notification we received today from the tour reads - "Due to unforeseen and immovable scheduling conflicts, #FOLLOWME will need to postpone this summer’s national tour. Fans that have purchased tickets will be fully refunded. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. As the production finalizes the new dates and touring schedule, the creative team... Continue reading
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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Paul's debut album Hammer and Nail! 91.9 WFPK Presents THE PAUL THORN BAND Friday, September 29, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Produced by The Kentucky Center and Production Simple Concerts and Events Southern roots rocker Paul Thorn is known for his charisma, magnetism, hilarious stage banter, and fiercely loyal fans! Tickets start at $27.50, reserved seating, fees apply. A limited number of exclusive Paul Thorn Trailer... Continue reading
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91.9 WFPK Presents ST. VINCENT Fear The Future Tour 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 Weekly. In 2014, St. Vincent performed... 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