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JD Shelburne to perform free concert in the Ravine on Sept. 25

J.D. Shelburne will perform a free concert in the Ravine this Saturday, Sept. 25, after Eastern Kentucky University’s football game vs. Austin Peay. Shelburne is a Taylorsville, KY native country music singer. Shelburne recently released an album titled “Straight from Kentucky,” which made it into the iTunes country top ten. He has also opened for ZZ Top. The concert will not require tickets, and there will be food trucks available near the Ravine. Parking for the concert will be available in the Lancaster and Alumni lots.
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New board members join Kentucky Derby Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby Museum welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors with the addition of entrepreneur, Tawana Bain, and horse racing businesswoman, Anita Ebert. Additionally, several current Board Members are taking on new roles. Glenn Haygood, President & General Manager at WLKY-TV will serve as chair,...
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Mudvayne, Incubus Drop Off Festivals Due to COVID Cases

Mudvayne and Incubus both announced on Tuesday (Sept. 21) that they were dropping off the lineups of upcoming festivals due to COVID cases in their camps. In the case of make-up metalers Mudvayne, it was after singer Chad Gray and some others in their crew tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the band to bail on their appearance at this weekend's Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Graceful Instability of Kiah Celeste’s Art

LOUISVILLE, KY — Kiah Celeste: Before it Falls Apart, on view at KMAC Museum through November 7, is aptly named: Celeste produced the work against the backdrop of a global pandemic, white supremacist uprisings, wildfires, floods, and a plague of cicadas. Yet the title also reveals the artist’s wry sense of humor: the eight sculptures and 14 photographs that comprise the exhibition all rely on natural forces to achieve balance, and thus are perpetually on the precipice of collapse.

Louisville Native Kinsey Rose Secures Spot On The Voice. (Watch)

Kinsey Rose, 35, a Louisville native, has secured a spot on The Voice. She will be singing with Team Kelly. Team Kelly is led by former American Idol singer Kelly Clarkson. The Voice is in its 21st season and Rose performed The Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” to secure her spot. It was nearly a contest for her between the country artists on the Voice, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, but Clarkson used a block against Shelton and secured Rose for her team.

Mudvayne drops out of Louder than Life due to COVID

Another headlining band scheduled to perform in Louisville’s Louder than Life music festival has dropped out. Mudvayne will no longer be performing Sunday after lead singer Chad Gray and several staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Louder than Life’s Twitter. “The safety of our organization, fans and...

5 Must-See Louder Than Life Acts (That Aren’t The Headliners)

Headliners might be the main attractions of a music festival, but it’s all of the bands beforehand that make it worth spending entire days standing in a field. So, before Louder Than Life kicks off this Thursday, plan your schedule. Here’s the early bands that we think are worth catching.

Mudvayne pulls out of Louder Than Life due to positive COVID-19 tests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mudvayne became the latest band to drop out of this weekend's Louder Than Life music festival Tuesday. The band posted on social media Tuesday that one of its members and several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. "The safety of our organization, fans and festival partners...

Absolute Studio Theater helps audiences forget their problems for a while

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Absolute Studio Theater keeps people entertained. WDRB's Keith Kaiser explored the unique space at the Mellwood Art Center. As a costume designer, Genna Greene needed somewhere to create so she opened Absolute Studio Theater. It's a unique venue for the artistic community. Absolute Studio can used...

The 8 Energetic Short Plays That Make Up This Year’s Ten-Tucky Festival

The 10th installment of the annual Ten-Tucky Festival opened last weekend at The Bard’s Town Theatre. From its beginning, this annual celebration of short plays by area writers has been a highlight of the season and a great forum for the production of new works by emerging and established theatrical voices.

Louder Than Life organizers ready to rock, setting stage set for 'one of our biggest years'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews are preparing the site at the Kentucky Exposition Center for what will be the four-day Louder Than Life music festival starting Thursday. The rock music festival moved to this location in 2019 but was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, momentum is building again. This year’s festival is expected to be "one of our biggest years" with 35,000 people a day, said Chamie McCurry, the chief marketing officer for Danny Wimmers Presents.

Louisville theater festival spotlights Kentucky playwrights and actors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Local playwrights and actors are shining during a Kentucky theater festival. Ten-Tucky Theatre Festival is now playing at Louisville's Bard's Town Theatre. Kentucky homegrown actors and playwrights are returning to the stage in what may be the unique theater experience in the commonwealth. It's called "Ten-Tucky." “Four...