Arts & Entertainment in Louisville, KY.

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Shaking up Shakespeare: Actors Theatre’s blood-curdling ‘Macbeth’ as horror movie

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

Conrad Schott and Andrew Garman | Phto by Bill Brymer

“Hamlet” is a tragedy. The Danish Prince seems like he could’ve been a pretty nice guy up until the whole killing-his-dad-marrying-his-mother thing sent him into an angst spiral. In Les Waters’s modern adaptation of another tragedy, “Macbeth,” the play is no longer tragedy; it’s horror. More specifically, it’s a horror movie onstage. Waters’s adaptation seems […]

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Jack O’Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

The Jack O' Lantern Spectacular returns Oct. 13.

More than 5,000 artist-carved pumpkins soon will be aglow at Iroquois Park‘s annual Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. The event that draws thousands from near and far will open Thursday, Oct. 13, and continue through Nov. 6. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful,” and organizers have added live music and entertainment options for people as they […]

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Artist examines good and evil in ‘The Demise of My Happily Ever After’ at Garner Narrative

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

"Rabbit Flees" by MaLynda Poulsen

In the realm of fairytales, if you’re not good, you must be evil. This is the theme of artist MaLynda Poulsen‘s latest exhibit, “The Demise of My Happily Ever After,” which opens at Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art on Friday, Oct. 7. The paintings depict whimsical characters often found in fairytales, but the underlying messages […]

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Award-winning play ‘River City’ comes home, courtesy of Theatre [502]

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

Robert Thompson and Jared Giles in "River City" | Photo by Bill Brymer

When Theatre [502] presents the Louisville premiere of Diana Grisanti’s “River City” on Friday evening, it will be a homecoming of sorts. It’s a play with big ideas about the racial aspects of Louisville’s difficult past. Despite the fact it is explicitly a Louisville play, it’s taken a long journey to get to the local […]

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A sneak peek at Bardstown Bourbon Co., the largest new distillery in America

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

Insider got a sneak peek of the Bardstown Bourbon Co. | Photo by Sara Havens

You can’t quite fathom the enormity of the Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) until you’ve stood on the new distillery’s 100 acres of land resting between cornfields and industrial buildings in Bardstown, Ky. Situated just off the Bluegrass Parkway not too far from downtown Bardstown, BBCo will be a destination experience similar to wineries in Napa Valley. Insider Louisville […]

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Pandora Productions opens season with ‘Swingtime Canteen’

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

Marianne Zickuhr, Courtney Glenny, Shannan Speicher, Carrie Cooke Ketterman and Laura Ellis | Courtesy of Pandora Productions

Pandora Productions‘ season opener “Swingtime Canteen” plays hard on the audience’s collective memories of a purer time, when bad guys were “over there” and we all pulled together to fight them. The USO shows of the World War II era are so often seen in film and on stage, they are hardwired into the cultural […]

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To infinity and beyond: A conversation with Kris Kimel of IdeaFestival

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

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Kris Kimel is firing on all cylinders as he prepares for the IdeaFestival in Louisville, Sept. 27-30, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. But what truly gets him fired up are the possibilities of space. And for good reason. Kimel, the founder of the festival (which dates to 2000 in Lexington), is also […]

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