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GREASE Sing-A-Long, October 23: Follow the bouncing ball and compete for cash prizes in our Costume Contest

LEO A Little Off Center Sing-a-long-a GREASE Movie is rated PG-13 Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m. The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 501 W Main Street, Louisville 40202 Sing along with the hits you're hopelessly devoted to as the original 1978 film is projected in-house with lyrics on the screen. Tickets are $15, general admission seating, fees apply. Ticketing & Details, Box office (502) 584-7777. Show up in a themed costume and compete for prizes before...


Schedule for Kentucky Center events at ReSurfaced, September 25 - 28! Music, dance, art, yoga and more.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is curating exciting events and activities from Thursday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28 at ReSurfaced, Louisville's new collaborative pop-up event space. All events take place outdoors at the plaza, 615 - 621 West Main Street, Louisville, 40202. Photo of ReSurfaced lot under construction sourced from The Overhead Group THURSDAY, September 25: 11:00 a.m. – Brigid Kaelin (alt-country) 12:00 p.m. – Carly Johnson & Craig Wagner (Vocal Jazz)...


Reflections on Attending an International Music Competition #IVCI2014

I have attended the first of four nights of finals in which six of the world's most talented violinists compete for medals and major career boosts in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Over the years, I have heard many people comment on judging competitors at such a high level with such statements as, "I feel sorry for this panel having to choose between so many great players." In this competition, the stakes are very...


President Kim Baker comments on demand for "new, current, fresh" programming and last-minute buyer behavior

As reported by Business First, Kentucky Center Presiden Kim Baker, who has over 20 years of experience in the live arts and entertainment industry, says the challenge faced by arts programmers currently is meeting the patrons' demand for acts that are "new, current, and fresh" while balancing the financial risk associated with the cost of booking top performers against patron buying behavior that is often "last minute." Read the full interview here. You can also...


IF Film to screen 13 independent movies from 9.30 - 10.4, many at Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

IF Film, formerly the Flyover Film Festival, is proud to partner with the IdeaFestival. A total of 7 features and 6 short films will screen over five days as a part of IdeaFestival 2014, the international conference on all things new and innovative in the world of leadership, technology, and thought. IF Film provides a platform for independent filmmakers to screen their works for the first time in Kentucky. These films have played and won...


Off to Indy for Competition Finals #IVCI2014

One of these six world-class violinists will be the next Gheens Artist to perform as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra in The Kentucky Center's Gheens Great Expectations Concert on February 4th. That's right - we will present the Gold Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. On September 17-20, a distinguished jury will decide the medalists among these six Laureate Finalists: Tessa Lark, Jinjoo Cho, Ji Yoon Lee, Ji Young Lim, Yoo Jin Jang,...


BASETRACK Live and "The Stories We Carry" bring #veterans experiences to KY stages

The Hardin County Schools Peforming Arts Center, in collaboration with The Kentucky Center (Louisville), presents BASETRACK Live on Saturday, October 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. BASETRACK Live combines social media, photography, and live performance to turn the chaos of war into a meaningful theatrical experience for the audience. As explained in this Fast Company article, in 2010 the U.S. military lifted the ban on active military using social media. During their...


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