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  • Finis "KY" White on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Bomhard Theater
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Tuesday, July 30th @ 6:30 PM II Reception @ 5:30 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25.00 
    Student tickets are $15.00 - available in person or over the phone
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Real Time Captioning
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    • OC

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

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in collaboration with
presents the

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

Multi-Platinum Music Mogul Finis “KY” White


Hip-hop, as a genre, has faced constant adversity since it began breaking through to the mainstream. Hip-hop sound engineer and Kentucky native, Finis ‘KY’  White, can certainly say the same for his own life. His story is one of perseverance, with few models of success or music industry resources where he grew up, White still managed to turn homelessness and hopelessness into a multi-platinum career mixing and engineering records for the likes of Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj just to name a few. Known these days in Atlanta as “the engineer from Kentucky,” or KY for short, White opened Bass Recording Studios in 2016. Since then, he has continued to book top-tier talent, garnered lucrative endorsement deals and, most importantly, he has continued to inspire young entrepreneurs with his motto, #HardWorkPaysOff.

White will be led in conversation by WFPK radio personality and host of The Guestlist, Sean Cannon. Like White, Cannon grew up in an impoverished community in Eastern Kentucky, but found both solace and direction in life through his love of music.

Join us on Tuesday, July 30th for a journey from the back of his SUV to the top of the charts with Finis ‘KY’ White.

Kentucky to the World, a Louisville-based non-profit, is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual reputation of the state, its people and its assets through a unique combination of live events and video outreach. We feature and promote extraordinary individuals who are passionate about their Kentucky ties through a speaker series for general and student audiences, videos distributed online, through community partners and KET (Kentucky Educational Television).

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