Louisville Music Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Bomhard Theatre as a celebration of Louisville’s diverse music community. This year’s event will be co-produced by musician and 90.5 WUOL Music Education Manager Jecorey “1200” Arthur and 91.9 WFPK Program Director Stacy Owen.
Backed by the LPM All-Star Band, this year’s LMAs presents an evening of live, never before seen music collaborations and special performances highlighting honorees. The backing band features Jecorey “1200” Arthur, Meg Samples (Bridge 19, The Deloreans), Kojin Toshiro (Free Soul Effect), Stephen George (LPM President) and special guests Otis Junior, Shadwick Wilde (Quiet Hollers), Tyrone Cotton, and others.
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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Live Anyway? are returning to Louisville's Brown Theatre on Broadway in 2019 with an all new show.
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!
Béla Fleck has reinvented the image and sound of the banjo through his remarkable performing, recording, and composing career. He has won 16 GRAMMY Awards across Folk, Pop, Jazz, Classical, and World music categories. He has received 30 GRAMMY nominations in more categories than any other instrumentalist.
Having participated in many different musical ensembles - New Grass Revival, Strength in Numbers, and the Flecktones, to name a few – and collaborated with artists including Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain – this Louisville performance will give our audience the opportunity to enjoy Béla “solo.”
Abigail Washburn is a GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, TN. In 2016, she won her most recent GRAMMY for “Best Folk Album” with her husband, Béla Fleck.
Abigail, a Mandarin Chinese speaker, has toured in China for 20+ years. In 2012, she gave a talk at the TED convention in Long Beach, CA, titled “Building US-China Relations…by Banjo”, sharing her true story of shifting from a career in law to pursue cultural connections through music. She was the first US-China Fellow at Vanderbilt University.
Wu Fei is a native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident. She is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Trained as a Western classical composer and vocalist, she writes for choir, string quartets, chamber ensembles and orchestra.
Please join us for a Q&A session after the concert.
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council.
There is no doubt that Pink Floyd wrote timeless songs. As each generation has "discovered" their music, the band's catalog continues to be cemented as modern classics. What separated Pink Floyd from other bands of their time was a fearless attempt to bring the audio production itself into the experience of the listener. Using a palette of sounds that included spoken words, clocks, natural sounds, and otherworldly synthesizers, Pink Floyd was always pushing the envelope to create something that sounded new and different. It was, therefore, almost inevitable, that Pink Floyd would dabble in orchestral instrumentation to round out their psychedelic rock sound. To recapture and extend that unique approach, The Dark Side of the Wall has partnered with Louisville's Orchestra Enigmatic to present a new and expanded sonic experience: Orchestral Floyd. Join two of Louisville's top musical groups as they join forces and tear down musical walls to bring an even bigger sound to a timeless catalog!
My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and galvanized a devoted “Murderino” fan base. Their live tours are known throughout the world, selling out large theaters across the
US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon, and Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel.
Chris D’Elia is one of the most sought after performers in the comedy world. D’Elia is best known for his stand up and starring role on the NBC comedy series UNDATEABLE. His latest standup special, MAN ON FIRE, is now on Netflix. He currently hosts a highly successful weekly podcast CONGRATULATIONS WITH CHRIS D’ELIA, which launched in February 2017 and has since been a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy podcast charts. Chris is signed on for a major supporting role in the Mitja Okorn-helmed romantic drama LIFE IN A YEAR, joining topliners Cara Delevingne, Jaden Smith, Nia Long and Cuba Gooding Jr. D’Elia can also be seen in the Netflix horror comedy LITTLE EVIL opposite Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly.
A Christmas tradition like no other. Experience the joy of the holiday season as pianist, Kentucky native, and Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts alumnus, Kory Caudill brings his annual Christmas tour to The Kentucky Center. Joining Kory is an all-star cast of musicians, including world renowned drummer Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins, Weather Report). Bring your friends and family along to hear Christmas favorites and endearing originals in a way you've never heard before!