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DVNF grant allows Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program to expand services at Robley Rex VA Medical Center

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts announces a new $35,000 grant received from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) to fund expansion of The Kentucky Center’s Arts in Healing program activities at Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC). Arts in Healing: Veterans participate in a Kuvebo-drumming and dance party Currently, The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing program provides music, creative writing, visual art, dance, and drama support/instruction as a therapeutic aid for several VAMC...


89.3 WFPL presents David Sedaris at The Kentucky Center October 25

89.3 WFPL Presents An Evening with David Sedaris Sunday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 - Mature Content - With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers. His latest book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, was released in paperback in 2014. David will do all-new readings from his work and participate in a book-signing. The great skill...


Connecting Storytelling & Music at Corbin Academy

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is in our 16th year of presenting Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). These are five-day professional development seminars for teachers led by Teaching Artists and providing hands-on training that is aligned with Kentucky Academic Standards. NEW DIRECTION: This week we have added a little twist to the Arts Academy in Corbin. All art forms are being connected by the theme...


New show! Johnnyswim coming to Louisville in August, tickets on sale June 26

91.9 WFPK Presents JOHNNYSWIM Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main, Louisville 40202 Produced by The Kentucky Center and NS2 For fans of: Mumford & Sons, The Lone Bellow, The Civil Wars... JOHNNYSWIM is an American folk-pop duo consisting of husband-and-wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano. Their first full-length recording, Diamonds, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. Ticket prices are $32.50 in advance, $35 day of show, reserved...


Our Successful Partnership with Lincoln Elementary, an Arts Magnet school

The Courier-Journal recently published an article about the successful turnaround of Louisville's Lincoln Elementary from a school that was slated to close to an Arts Magnet elementary school that is now in high demand. The Kentucky Center was mentioned in the article for a role that we played in partnering with Jefferson County Public Schools. We provided whole-school faculty and staff training in 2009 in a summer Institute, modeling how to teach about the arts...


Celebrating the creative genius of Louisville's Wendy Whelan

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts welcomed home native Louisvillian and world-renowned dancer Wendy Whelan in May. The Kentucky Center presented Ms. Whelan’s latest project RESTLESS CREATURE to a capacity crowd at the Brown Theatre on May 23rd, followed by an insightful post-performance Q&A facilitated by Vice President of Programming and Events, Dan Forte. Prior to the performance, our staff arranged for Ms. Whelan and Kyle Abraham, one of her RESTLESS CREATURE choreographers and...


Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts hosts largest class in 28 year history

Due to an increase in State appropriated funding, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) will serve its largest class ever - 256 students – at Centre College (June 21 – July 11). This is the second year that the GSA Summer Program will take place at Centre College. The program offers conservatory-style study, performances by guest artists, community service activities and much more. Follow GSA on Facebook for Summer Program updates. In...


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