Culture: Peace, out

Pent-up aggression boils over at Mighty Kindness Hootenanny

It was a serene and sunny Saturday at Waterfront Park, where droves of friendly, free-spirited folks swayed in unison to the hypnotic sounds of folk tunes.


Classical Music: Pacifica Quartet brings strings and pings

The Pacifica Quartet appears Sunday at Comstock Hall at U of L in the fourth of five concerts that mark the 75th anniversary year of the Louisville Chamber Music Society.


Opera: Sexual conquest, in shades of black and white

Opera presents ‘Don Giovanni’ as film noir

Mozart wrote the opera “Don Giovanni” in 1787 and set the story in 17th century Spain.


Orchestra: Andrea Levine tells stories as she plays

A bit of tension through the strings. Ripples rising across calm waters, as the orchestra sets the scene for clarinetist Andrea Levine to begin the tale.


Classical Music: Louisville Orchestra gets back to classical business

After a big number, you’ll always catch a couple musicians sneaking a look out at the audience, checking the reaction.


Culture: This American host

Ira Glass brings his roadshow to the Brown Theatre

There are many things that people are (or claim to be) interested in that may seem pretentious to others, such as existential art films, European soccer/football, local organic produce, or even Nat


Classical Music: Singing the American Songbook

Opera star Stephanie Blythe says 'Let’s Do It'

Stephanie Blythe made her name and fame singing great big opera on great big stages, filling the halls with Verdi and Wagner.


Opera: Love goes wrong in right places

Kentucky Opera presents 'Tosca'

Floria Tosca, the celebrated singer and innocent beauty of the tragic opera “Tosca,” is not a real person.


Culture: Richard Kogan returns to IdeaFest

Noted musician and psychiatrist explores Beethoven

IdeaFestival (“IF”) touts itself as “a celebration for the intellectually curious.” Amidst this year’s varied presenters — who will address issues ranging


Classical Music: Naked Louisville Orchestra to boost ticket sales

Now that the Louisville Orchestra has settled its dispute with its contracted musicians, all focus is on ticket sales.