Life & Style2022-09-07T14:27:49-04:00

Backstage Pass: Crash Courses in Culture

Photo By Sam English Our city’s vast culture and arts scene provides an incredible array of immersive classes for both kids and adults. Here are just a few ways you can tap your creativity this fall. Written by Gioia Patton/Arts Insider Plein Air Painting with Pastels Connect with Mother Nature and capture her beauty through the use of soft pastels, an immediate medium that allows you to translate onto paper what surrounds you in the Gardens. In this three-day series, students will work the first day in Studio learning fundamentals before rendering the [...]

By |August 11, 2023|Backstage Pass, Life & Style|

A Reality Check on Back to School

Working mom, Luciana Miranda, founder LatinX Magazine, and son, Sebastian, a second grader at Norton Commons Middle School. Fjallraven lunchbox, $60; Fjallraven backpack, $80; Kurt Geiger quilted tote, $165; Antonio Melani blazer, $179 and jumpsuit, $179, all from Dillard’s. Backpacks and tennis shoes won’t be all that’s new for Fall 2023. Kids head back this year to a staggered scheduling plan for JCPS, a controversial and confusing gender identification bill and epic teacher shortages. We invited eight of them to share their back to school haul and honest feelings about their impending re-entry. [...]

By |August 2, 2023|Life & Style|

Backstage Pass: 2023 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide

Lady M, a new production of Shakespeare in Dance at Kentucky Shakespeare in the Park. Photo By Bill Brymer Our city’s cultural offerings heat up this season. Here, our Arts Insider’s short list of can’t-miss experiences – most are free! Written by Gioia Patton/Arts Insider Kentucky Shakespeare in the Park  “I’m honored to kick off my 10th season as Producing Artistic Director!” says Matt Wallace about the 63rd season, which began with A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring a flying Puck. “It is followed by witches returning to Central Park in the classic spooky [...]

By |July 27, 2023|Backstage Pass, Life & Style|

Something’s Brewing

From left, Kaitlyn Colberg of West Sixth Brewing, Leah Dienes of Apocalypse Brew Works, and Katie Molck of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers. Frazier History Museum, the official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, throws its third annual Beer Fest later this month. It’s a great place to sample local craft brews and meet trailblazing women behind some of the labels. Written by Rocko Jerome | Photographed by Kylene White Coming up on the 29th of this month, Frazier Kentucky History Museum will present its third annual Summer Beer Fest, closing down [...]

By |July 21, 2023|Life & Style|

A Recipe for Success

Nami’s consulting chef, Yeon-Hee Chung, and executive chef, Breanna Baker. Acclaimed chef Edward Lee brings his signature mix of forward flavors and talented women to our city’s dining scene with his recent introduction of Nami and Neighbors Noodles in Butchertown. Written by Tabnie Dozier | Photographed by Kylene White “I support good chefs and good people,” says local, world-renowned chef, James Beard nominee and past contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef  Edward Lee. Those are the baseline job requirements for working alongside one of Louisville – and the country’s – most celebrated chefs, and [...]

By |July 14, 2023|Life & Style|

One Night at Play

Leah Halston, a regular performer at Play Dance Bar. With drag performers under attack, we visited nightclub Play, where queens rule the stage and acceptance and love fuel the party. Written by Ben Gierhart | Photographed by Mary Helen Nunn NOTE: For the sake of continuity, the drag artists in this story will be referred to with she/her pronouns, and out of respect for the art form, subjects will be referred to by their drag names when applicable. Gilda Wabbit, a regular performer at Play Dance Bar. Like most artists, drag [...]

By |July 7, 2023|Life & Style|
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