Three Events to Buy Tickets for This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts insider Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the CurtainThe Brown TheatreShaping Sound was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. The company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Shaping Sound has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern, and hip-hop choreography. After The Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.Travis Wall, artistic director, [...]

By |2017-11-04T08:30:00-04:00November 4, 2017|Entertainment|

Things You Won’t Want to Miss This October

By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider “A country Barry White,” wrote Blender magazine about Josh Turner. Inspired by Hank Williams, Turner gives a gospel-blues, country feel while bringing his rich baritone right to the front. His voice and musical style has often been compared to that of Johnny Cash. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train, to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner’s hits include Your Man, Why Don’t We Just Dance, Firecracker, Would You Go with Me, All Over Me, and Time is Love, the most played country song of 2012. [...]

By |2017-10-01T08:30:00-04:00October 1, 2017|Entertainment|

Three Shows You Should See This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts InsiderSmokey Joe’s Café CenterStageOften referred to as “the soundtrack of the 1950s,” Smokey Joe’s Café is jam-packed with 38 rock ’n’ roll and rhythm & blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, and Stand By Me.“This show is an amazing journey,” says Frank Goodloe III, the show’s director. “The characters start out young, as teenagers, and end up in their adulthood. The themes of the songs grow from simple to more complex. This is just a fun, fun show. It’s music everybody knows.”The original [...]

By |2017-09-03T08:30:00-04:00September 3, 2017|Entertainment|

Three Shows You Should See This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts InsiderKiss Me KateCenterStage in Central Park Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, and sophistication, Kiss Me Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op’nin’, Another Show.The original Broadway production in [...]

By |2017-08-03T08:30:00-04:00August 3, 2017|Entertainment|

Three Shows You Should See This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider Much Ado About Nothing/ Richard II/Julius CaesarKentucky Shakespeare Festival2017 marks the 57th season of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, the longest running free Shakespeare festival in the United States.“This season we’re excited to unveil our newly reimagined stage, by veteran scenic designer Paul Owen, who, for many years was Actors Theatre of Louisville’s scenic designer,” says Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace.“In addition, we’ve installed 30 more in-ground benches in the amphitheater, and Central Park’s restrooms have been redesigned and renovated.”KSF kicked off this season with the professional production of [...]

By |2017-07-02T08:30:00-04:00July 2, 2017|Entertainment|

Three Shows You Should See This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider Stages of BloomBunbury TheatreBunbury Theatre Company closes out its 2016-17 season with a new play by Kentucky playwright Liz Fentress. Stages of Bloom centers on 90-year-old rosarian Edith Jones, who is pressured by her stern brother-in-law to sell her home and give it to the church. After joining forces with a 40-something war veteran fix-it man and a young college student and her Marine boyfriend, Edith prepares an entry for one last rose show to leave a lasting impression on the world.WHEN: 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, June 9-24. 2:30pm Sundays, June [...]

By |2017-06-02T08:30:00-04:00June 2, 2017|Entertainment|
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