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The Kentucky Center Presents EDDIE IZZARD: Believe Me Tour Sunday, September 30, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 Google Maps Content Advisory – Adult Language & Themes In his New York Times best-selling book Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard writes with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy to reflect upon a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and... Continue reading
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Due to the recent fire at The Kentucky Center, Dan & Phil World Tour 2018: Interactive Introverts, previously scheduled for Whitney Hall, has been moved to Iroquois Amphitheater. The event will still be held on August 2nd at 8 pm. Ticket holders were carefully reassigned into comparable reserved seating at Iroquois Amphitheater. The Kentucky Center box office is sending new tickets to those patrons per their original delivery method. Anyone who purchased tickets in-person will... Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Randy Blevins, (502) 897-0649, randy@thinktanklou.com LOUISVILLE, KY. JUNE 27, 2018 – Kentucky Opera’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Barbara Lynne Jamison as its new General Director effective August 15, 2018. Jamison will be the sixth General Director in the company’s 67-year history and comes from the Seattle Opera, where she currently is Director of Programs and Partnerships and a member of the senior management team. Henry Kuehn, President... Continue reading
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Contact: Matthew Porter 502-569-3064 Matthew.Porter@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOUISVILLE ENGAGEMENT CANCELLED DUE TO RECENT FIRE DAMAGE AT THE KENTUCKY CENTER Louisville, KY – Please be advised that we were notified by officials at The Kentucky Center that WAITRESS, originally scheduled to play The Kentucky Center June 26-July 1, must be cancelled due to recent fire damage within the venue. As the owner of the building, the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, working in partnership with... Continue reading
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On Thursday, May 17, the Jessica Lang Dance company began a two-day immersive visit with the Louisville community. The nine company dancers and the company rehearsal director led three concurrent masterclasses with a total of 60 sophomore, junior, and senior dance majors at the Youth Performing Arts School. The dancers worked with the students on a structured warm-up to live music followed by word-association movement exercises and learning repertoire from the company’s live show. Louisville... Continue reading
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On Sunday, May 20, The Kentucky Center ArtsReach program presented its annual showcase of performing arts from community center settings. Over 125 people, from age 5 to 65, performed African percussion, contemporary and Hip-hop dance, rap, and classical music. View more photos on FLICKR ArtsReach Studio classes provide ongoing arts instruction with professional artists in Suzuki violin, percussion, visual art and dance at Louisville Central Community Center, Metro Parks Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center, Metro... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center ArtsReach program and AMPED served as co-presenters for the uNicque Styles Fashion Show on Sunday, June 3. This colorful free public event featured 21 ensembles designed and assembled by Ballard High School student Nicole Scott. ArtsReach director Julia Youngblood praised Ms. Scott’s creativity, attention to detail, and planning acumen as her first solo exhibition also included live music, a DJ, networking reception, and swag bags for the audience. View more photos on... Continue reading
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Enriching the student experience at JCTC Unity Festival In April, The Kentucky Center partnered with the Jefferson County Technical College (JCTC) to celebrate multicultural humanities during the annual JCTC Unity Festivals. The KC Programming team worked to secure musicians promoting their cultural identity and heritage through a contemporary lens. La Victoria, a Los Angeles-based mariachi-inspired female trio, and Louisville-based DJ Yared Sound performed at the JCTC Southwest campus on April 11 and the JCTC Downtown... Continue reading
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In April, The Kentucky Center ArtsReach produced DANCE OUT LOUD, a public celebration of dance featuring Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project from NYC, along with performances by Keen Dance Theatre, The ArtsReach Dance Ensemble, D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. Dance Company, Safiyyah Rasool's students from Shively Community Center, and Genesis Arts dance students from Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center. Dawne Gee hosted the event. All performance groups are rooted in the community and rehearse in neighborhood sites. View More... Continue reading
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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park is a tradition, providing free professional live Shakespeare productions for people of all ages from Louisville and surrounding counties each summer. A successful partnership between The Kentucky Center and Kentucky Shakespeare Festival ensures that people who have hearing and visual disabilities can also enjoy these anticipated events. The Kentucky Center Access Services will provide Audio Description for people who are blind or who have low vision and Open Captioning... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center’s Access Services program ensures that patrons at the Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre have the accommodations they need to enjoy events. Access Services also provides Audio Description and Caption Theater for other arts and cultural organizations in Louisville. However, did you know that Access Services also has a mission component to ensure that adults and students with disabilities experience the arts in their communities. In March, the Arts Access Education component of... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) has announced the Accepted and Alternate students for this year's summer residential program at Centre College in Danville. Over 1400 applications were received and more than 700 auditions conducted, with countless hours of review and decision-making by adjudicators, to reach this point in the process. From June 17 - July 7, 256 students from across the state will enjoy three weeks of top-notch instruction in nine... Continue reading
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If you are planning to attend Thunder at The Kentucky Center this year, please plan for extra travel time! As part of LMPD’s Thunder Over Louisville street closure plan, all lanes of Main Street between 4th and 7th Streets will shut down beginning at noon Saturday, April 21, 2018. This, coupled with the closure of River Road east of 6th Street, will affect your route to The Kentucky Center Garage. Please allow extra time for... Continue reading
91.9 WFPK Presents LAKE STREET DIVE Thursday, October 25, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway) Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. through The Kentucky Center Ticket Service online, by phone (584-7777), and at the box office (501 W. Main). Lake Street Dive - drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist + trumpeter Michael Olson - are touring in support of their second album, FREE YOURSELF UP.... Continue reading
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89.3 WFPL welcomes SNAP JUDGMENT LIVE! Sunday, October 28, 7 p.m. The Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway Tickets go on sale Friday, April 13, 10 a.m. Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomena electrifying audiences nationwide. Snap is heard weekly on over 365 radio stations and downloaded over two million times a month. Created by Glynn Washington, produced by WNYC, and launched on NPR stations five years ago, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center & Live Nation present BRIAN REGAN Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. The Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, April 6, 10 a.m. "One of my favorite stand-up comedians!" - Jerry Seinfeld "The funniest stand-up alive!" - Vanity Fair Brian Regan is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. Brian recently signed... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center & Production Simple present Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour www.JoeBidenBook.com Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center Tickets on sale to the public Friday, April 6, 10 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. In 2018, Vice President Biden... Continue reading
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We believe everyone deserves access to Louisville’s diverse arts and cultural experiences. Our mission at the Louisville Cultural Accessibility Association (LCAA) is to inspire Louisville’s cultural community to become the most accessible arts and cultural community in the country for guests with disabilities. In support of this mission, LCAA will offer monthly professional development sessions for arts and cultural administrators. Registration is now open for our first professional development session: Accessibility 101 Friday, March 23... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center co-presented the premier screening of KET’s documentary Murals of the Holocaust on February 19 in the Bomhard Theater. This 30-minute piece tells the story of the Holocaust education program at Western Kentucky University’s summer camp for gifted high school students. These students have created a large mural about the Holocaust each year for more than 20 years. Following the screening, our guests attended an exhibit and reception in the North Lobby. On... Continue reading
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On Wednesday, February 21, members of Urban Bush Women (UBW) dance company landed in Louisville to begin a three-day artists' residency with Louisville Metro community members prior to the public performance of their transformative work Hair and Other Stories at the historic Brown Theatre on Broadway. UBW left an indelible mark on those they interacted with during their visit by using "dance as the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative... Continue reading
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HAMILTON TO ANCHOR PNC BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE 2018-2019 SEASON DISNEY’S ALADDIN TO KICK OFF SERIES OCTOBER 2018! Louisville, KY (February 28, 2018) – PNC Broadway in Louisville is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Season which includes the Broadway Musical, HAMILTON, playing its premiere Louisville engagement and anchoring the 2018-2019 Season, along with Disney’s ALADDIN, opening the season this October. And Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical... Continue reading
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The Kentucky Center’s Accessibility Services and Education departments partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) to produce the 2018 Best Practices Symposium in Inclusive and Accessible Theatre. Teaching artists and educators from all over the country came to Louisville February 2 – 4 to participate in professional development sessions including “Sensory Friendly Business Practices” and “How to Include Self-Contained Classes on Arts Field Trips.” Attendees were welcomed to Louisville by Kentucky Center... Continue reading
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On January 27, Kentucky Center president Kim Baker participated in LISTEN! Feminine Wisdom, a launch event at Louisville’s historic Brown Theatre for the 23rd annual Festival of Faiths which will take place April 24-28 at The Kentucky Center and Cathedral of the Assumption. Part of a dynamic roster of women in leadership roles across our community, Kim spoke about the importance of feminine role models in her life – and the influence these pivotal women... Continue reading
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On Friday, February 2, 2018, 400 students from Western Middle School for the Arts had a visit from the Martha Redbone Trio, comprised of critically-acclaimed singer, storyteller and Harlan County, KY native Martha Redbone; Aaron Whitby, Martha’s husband, musical partner and pianist; and Alan “A.B.” Burroughs on resonator guitar and vocals. The trio took the students on a musical adventure featuring songs rooted in the group’s blend of funk, Piedmont blues, Appalachian folk, and signature... Continue reading
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On Sunday, January 28, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and her accompanist Kathleen Kelly performed a powerful recital in the Bomhard Theater. The performance was part of an expanded partnership with the Speed Art Museum in which The Kentucky Center becomes the new “home” of the Speed Concert Series. Ms. Barton’s recital featured works by female and male composers, challenging the audience with a unique blend of contemporary statements on the female experience and vocal pyrotechnics. She... Continue reading