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Kentucky Center Launches Anne Frank: Bearing Witness Project

Thanks to a generous gift from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, The Kentucky Center has just launched an important new project called Anne Frank: Bearing Witness, in partnership with Brown University's ArtsLiteracy Project, the University of Louisville, Stage One Family Theatre, Jefferson County Public Schools, St. Francis of Assisi School, and the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education (CHHE). Teacher teams from Noe Middle, Western Middle, Jefferson County Traditional Middle, and St. Francis of...


Fighting to keep students engaged and bring them to a place of joyful reading

The opening lines of The Odyssey by Homer, include the following phrase, "Fighting to save his life and bring his comrades home." Pictured above are three JCPS teachers who created a dramatic presentation of this phrase while participating in a Professional Development workshop for teachers led by the Kurt Wootton and Eileen Landay, co-founders of Brown University's ArtsLiteracy Project, and co-authors of the book A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts (Harvard Education...


Dazzling Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates 45th Anniversary in Louisville, Nov. 1

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Virginia Johnson, artistic director Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 Details and Ticketing Dance Theatre of Harlem travels the world, inspiring audiences and celebrating diversity. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American principal dancer at New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, DTH closed in 2004 to reorganize and audition a completely new troupe of dancers. Celebrating the...


Joining us for Curtains Up Family Day on Saturday, October 25? Here's your activity schedule!

Join StageOne Family Theatre, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, PNC Broadway in Louisville, Speed Art Museum, KentuckyShow!, and The Kentucky Center for an afternoon of hands-on arts experiences, as well as face painting, food trucks, and performances by Lincoln Elementary and Western Middle School. Facebook Event Listing: Invite your friends! Curtains Up Family Day Schedule: 2:00 Kentucky Show! 2:00-3:00 Instrumental Petting Zoo with the Louisville Orchestra (East Room) 2:00-2:30 Western Middle, the School for...


Teachers Reach for the Top in Dance Workshop

In addition to presenting the presenting the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem at Whitney Hall on November 1st, and in a free student matinee on October 31st, the Kentucky Center partnered with Jefferson County Public Schools and the Louisville Ballet to present a two-hour, district-wide teacher dance workshop at Lincoln Performing Arts School last Wednesday, October 8th. The workshop was led by Harlina Churn-Diallo (dance teacher at Lincoln) and Jenny LaWall (Director of Education at...


Best-selling pianist Jim Brickman celebrates the holidays at Brown Theatre December 18

The Kentucky Center Presents JIM BRICKMAN: On A Winter's Night Thursday, December 18, Brown Theatre on Broadway 315 W Broadway, Louisville 40202 Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time. He has toured during the holidays for the past 18 years, and this year is touring in support of a brand new holiday album, released October 8, entitled "On A Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas." Tickets start at $25, reserved...


Kentucky Center and StageOne Offer 5 Sensory-Friendly Performances this Season

During the 2014-15 season, The Kentucky Center and StageOne Family Theatre are partnering to provide five scheduled Sensory-Friendly (SF) Performances: October 18, 2014 – StageOne, Petite Rouge, 2 p.m., Bomhard Theater December 6, 2014 – StageOne, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 2 p.m., Bomhard Theater January 24, 2015 – StageOne, And in this Corner…Cassius Clay, 2 p.m., Bomhard Theater May 9, 2015 – StageOne, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, 11 a.m., Bomhard Theater May 23, 2015...


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