Tag Archives: Louisville

Prince plays Louisville Saturday , tickets on sale Monday.

UPDATE: The show is at 8 p.m. March 14 at the Louisville Palace. Tickets are $97-$275. Good luck. Second show added at 11 p.m. If you are Prince, it stands to reason you can show up in any town and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Prince plays Louisville Saturday , tickets on sale Monday.

You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

So, late last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that NPR’s World Cafe was devoting some time to a “sense of place” focus on Louisville. The River City is happening, on many levels. Downtown is in full revival, with great … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Louisville, Music, radio | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

Kentucky, Brandy Neelly is your ‘American Idol’ contestant

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly is in the Top 30 on American Idol. It looked like she was heading into one of those oh-so-intense sing offs with Californian Briana Oakley, with whom she walked into the judge’s room hand-in-hand. But … Continue reading

Share
Posted in American Idol, Music, Television | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Kentucky, Brandy Neelly is your ‘American Idol’ contestant

Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Kazee awards put spotlight on Kentucky

Something nudged me after Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence accepted her Oscar for best actress last night: watching a Kentucky native walk off with a major acting award was not an exotic thing to see. And no, I am not going back … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Broadway, Film, Musicals, Oscars, Television, Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Kazee awards put spotlight on Kentucky

Ben Sollee’s home work

  Ben Sollee is five years into his career as a recording artist, having built a national following through persistent touring and earning high-profile gigs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and features on CNN. But it still isn’t hard for … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Classical Music, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Ben Sollee’s home work

Highway to Hell’s Kitchen

If you have an overwhelming desire to be screamed at by a prima donna chef with anger management issues, you should get your culinary self to Louisville’s Red Star Tavern, 450 S. 4th St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Louisville, Television | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Highway to Hell’s Kitchen

@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 4 – Louisville

The fourth and final part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with WEKU’s Ron Smith looking at Louisville as an arts success story. A very community-based report, Smith … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Arts administration, ballet, Classical Music, dance, Louisville, Music, The Humana Festival of New American Plays, Theater, Visual arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on @WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 4 – Louisville

‘American Idol’ comes to Louisville

So, American Idol came to Kentucky last summer and took back singers from Philadelphia; Blanchester, Ohio; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; Conway, Ark.; Virginia Beach, Va. (my hometown — shaka!); and a pair from Cincinnati. It was kind of like watching … Continue reading

Share
Posted in American Idol, Louisville, Music, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kara DioGuardi — here comes the new ‘American Idol’ judge

American Idol’s new judge, Kara DioGuardi, talks about season eight and fitting in with Randy, Paula and Simon. Continue reading

Share
Posted in American Idol, Louisville, Music | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Kara DioGuardi — here comes the new ‘American Idol’ judge

Louisville arts groups offering $10 rush tickets

Louisville arts groups have announced a new program that will offer $10 rush tickets to more than 70 performances during the balance of the 2008-09 arts season, including propductions by Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Arts administration, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, dance, Louisville, Music, Musicals, Opera, The Humana Festival of New American Plays, Theater | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Louisville arts groups offering $10 rush tickets