The Homies of Louisville, a Kentuckian, wins “American Idol” and Pride events. Here’s the latest arts news you might have missed – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville


Every two weeks, LPM offers you the newsletter arts, culture, etc. It’s packed with news about the arts and culture of the area, an overview of things to do and see, and an introduction to a community artist.

Here is an excerpt from this week’s newsletter:

Events, exhibitions, etc…

There are many ways to celebrate Pride Month in the region. In Louisville, the Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade will be at the Big Four Lawn in Waterfront Park. The range includes Louisville Gay Men’s ChoirSwedish pop artist Tove Lo and country music duo The Gentlemen of Kentucky.

  • Date: June 18, noon – 10 p.m. Info here.

The Equity Campaign also has this overview of Pride parades, festivals and events throughout the Ohio Valley and Kentucky region.

A poster for the upcoming Keen Dance Theater performance.

Butchertown Art Fair features over 60 artists from across the region. Food trucks will also be on site for the festivities.

  • Dates: June 4-5. More here.

Immersive exhibition Breonna’s garden is coming to Louisville this weekend. The in-person experience will include a physical garden and a virtual reality display.

  • June 5, noon to 4 p.m. at 1205 E. Washington St.

movies in the park is back at St. Matthews’ Brown Park. At the top: a free screening of the film shrek.

  • Dates: June 11, and the second Saturday of July, September and October. information here.

Liminal Gambling House closes its show season with Edward Gant’s incredible feats of solitude, by Anthony Neilson, at the Henry Clay Theater in Louisville. It is a play within a play that is an examination of love, loneliness, life, memory and drama.

  • Dates: Now – June 5. Ticket information here.

In case you missed it:

Louisville hip-hop group The Homies perform at Waterfront Park during the Forecastle Festival on May 27, 2022.

The Homies represented Louisville at last weekend’s Forecastle Festival, one of the few Derby City musical groups to perform at the event. I spoke with several members of the hip hop group and they want you to know they are ‘a force,’ ready for whatever comes next.

And here’s your recap from Forecastle, the first since before the COVID-19 pandemic, courtesy of the WFPL News team:

  • PAML journalist Breya Jones attended the festival on Saturday to talk to fans about what was it like to be back: “I love the community. … I love seeing different people’s outfits, [to] meet different people. For me, that’s what it’s really about. »
  • There is also an environmental angle to the three-day music festival. Energy and Environment Journalist WFPL Ryan Van Velzer looked at the Forecastle Foundation and its working with conservation efforts.
  • See also WFPK’s Instagram Page for some killer photos from the festival courtesy of LPM’s visual media producer, J. Tyler Franklin.

Culture Passes 2022 are now available. The passes grant free admission to more than 50 area museums, venues and institutions for residents of Louisville and southern Indiana 21 and under. Participating arts groups this year include The Little Loomhouse, Ambo Dance Theatre, Kentucky Science Center and the Louisville Zoo.

A Kentuckian won the long-running reality show american idol. country singer Noah Thompson of Louisa is the champion of the 20th season of the series. Of her rendition of the song “I’m On Fire”, famed judge Katy Perry said, “You dove right in and grabbed every heart in America singing that song.”

The shively artists were the main attraction of Unity in the community, the latest addition to the Arts in Neighborhoods initiative. The new effort is a series of events set up by artists for their communities with some financial support from the Arts Fund.

The Annual Ali Festival, honoring the life and legacy of boxer Muhammad Ali, begins this weekend. This year’s event includes the Rose and Remembrance Ceremony at Cave Hill Cemetery, the Daughters of Greatness Breakfast and a Day of Service.

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