July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
The show will go on for Kentucky Opera's production of The Merry Widow with a replacement orchestra made up of local musicians and a late substitution for Kentucky Opera Conductor Joseph Mechavich, who announced his departure today.
It's been a bumpy road for Kentucky Opera this season, having become embroiled in the labor dispute between Louisville Orchestra's management and its union musicians, who have not been able to come to terms on a new contract.
November 21, 2011 - 10:30am
The show must go on for Kentucky Opera, even without an orchestra. The Marriage of Figaro opened Friday night at the Brown Theatre.
It is unusual to mount an opera without an orchestra, but for Kentucky Opera, the unresolved dispute between the Louisville Orchestra and its players resulted in a creative workaround that is interesting in its simplicity. Luckily, the substitution of piano and harpsichord to accompany the singers...
November 18, 2011 - 4:40pm
A summary of local news for November 16, 2011
“An amendment to the vendors, peddlers and solicitors ordinance has moved through the Public Safety committee and will be on this week’s Metro Council agenda. The amendment, prepared by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office, is aimed at making it easier for food-truck owners to...
November 9, 2011 - 9:00am
Local news for Nov. 9, 2011
Beshear and Abramson, Conway, Grimes, Hollenbach, Edelen, Comer win statewide office in Kentucky. [Courier-Journal] "Republicans won six of the nine seats on the Jeffersonville City Council, giving them a majority for the first time in memory, according to Jamey Noel, the Clark County GOP...
October 31, 2011 - 8:00am
Local news for Oct. 31, 2011
"The Big 12 leaders voted to add West Virginia, rather than closer Big East rival Louisville, on Friday morning...'I'm not certain how everything went down, but they fought a good battle and won,' Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said...Louisville made a late push for...