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Programming Manager Nick Covault named to LEO Weekly's "Watch List"

We're so proud of Nick Covault! Nick, Programming Manager at The Kentucky Center, has been named to LEO Weekly's inaugural Watch List, recognizing young innovators and collaborators who are doing amazing things in our community. In Nick's defense, donuts are NOT how he usually fuels himself for the day...we surprised him with a box of sugary goodness to celebrate his success. Earlier this spring, LEO assembled a panel of representatives from various local organizations —...


Kentucky Center president Kim Baker featured in FACES of LOUISVILLE series

If you are lucky enough to know Kentucky Center president Kim Baker, you KNOW she is a powerful source of energy and optimism. But even those of us who have worked with Kim for years learned a few new things about her in this wonderful Style Blueprint interview. From the article: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that for the first time, it was promoting from within for its President’s position. Their...


Bill Maher brings stand-up routine to The Kentucky Center; tickets on sale April 18.

The Kentucky Center Presents BILL MAHER: Live Stand-Up Tour Saturday, August 16, 8 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall - Mature Content - For the past eighteen years, political satirist Bill Maher has set the boundaries regarding where funny political talk can go in America, first on "Politically Incorrect," and then on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." "Religulous," Maher's unprecedented swipe at organized religion, is one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all-time, and he...


Kentucky's own Tessa Lark selected for 2014 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship

The Kentucky Center congratulates violinist Tessa Lark of Richmond, Kentucky (a Gheens Great Expectations artist in 2012) on being one of seven young artists selected to receive a 2014 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts. From The New York Times: The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, a 10-year program now in its seventh year, will award fellowships to seven young artists from diverse backgrounds, including a violinist...


Wilco's Jeff Tweedy booked for June 11 solo show at Louisville's Brown Theatre. Tickets on sale April 11.

Jeff Tweedy is “one of the most daring songwriters of his generation” - Salon.com 91.9 WFPK Presents JEFF TWEEDY Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 40202 As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco, and before that the co-founder of alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, JEFF TWEEDY is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. In addition to his work with Wilco, Tweedy tours...


Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alum wins at Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions!

Congratulations to Amanda Woodbury Bodine - a winner at the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions - and a Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts 2005 Vocal Music alum! As reported on The New York Times ArtsBeat blog, more than 1,500 aspiring singers participated in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, thought to be the most prestigious voice competition in the field. After auditions in 40 districts and 13 regions in the United States...


Kentucky Center ArtsReach Violin Studio students travel to Washington, D.C.

Twelve Kentucky Center ArtsReach violin students will travel to Washington, DC on March 28th with instructor Mr. Keith Cook and several chaperones. The group was invited by Congressman John Yarmuth's office to visit the Capitol. They will also tour the Frederick Douglas historic site. Douglas, a leader of the abolitionist movement, was also a violinist. On Saturday March 29th, the students will meet with two other youth violin groups and members of the US Air...


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