Harry Pickens.  Ed Hamilton.  Jewel McNari. George Wolfe.  Franny Givens.  These are just a few of the names that come to mind when you think of the rich treasure trove of African American artists in Kentucky.  It’s Black History Month in Louisville and we are celebrating through art, music and performance!  Be a sweetheart this week the best way possible… what way is that?  Watch my video blog above and find out!

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Eugene W. R. Campbell, Jr.

Special Deal

StageOne Family Theatre and the U of L Department of Theatre Arts have partnered to present a unique theatre offering in celebration of Black History Month.

Please join us for
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center

Tickets are only $15 AND there is a special 50% discount for Fund for the Arts supporters (including all employees of companies that host a workplace campaign for the Fund for the Arts).  To receive the dicount, just ask for the “CARDINAL” discount.  That’s just $7.50 a ticket!

We recommend that you purchase your tickets in person at the Kentucky Center Box Office to avoid additional ticketing fees associated with phone or internet purchases.

Synopsis of the play: When the king decided to take a wife and invited “The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land” to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara.  Manyara, of course, did agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is a folktale from Zimbabwe that demonstrates the values of respect for elders, generosity, humility, and kindness; all within the context of West African spiritual traditions.

Upcoming Events

NowFebruary 17 Girlfriend Actors Theatre of Louisville

Now – February 17 19th Annual African American Art Exhibition Actors Theatre of Louisville

Now – February 17 Love Letters featuring Jane Welch Bunbury Theatre

Now – February 17 Million Dollar Quartet PNC Broadway in Louisville

Now – March 2 public @ PUBLIC Louisville Visual Art Association

February 15 – May 5 Matthew Ronay Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

February 15 & 17 Don Giovanni Kentucky Opera

February 17 Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters StageOne Family Theatre

February 21 & 22 Beethoven Symphony no. 7 Louisville Orchestra

February 23 Jackie and Me StageOne Family Theatre

February 27 – April 7 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville

February 28 – March 8 Quilters Walden Theatre

March 1 & 2 Romeo & Juliet Louisville Ballet

March 2 OrKIDstra 3 Louisville Orchestra

March 8 Spring Concert Louisville Youth Choir

March 10 Psalms  Louisville Master Chorale

March 1415 Saint-Saens Organ Symphony Louisville Orchestra

March 16 Blood, Sweat & Tears Louisville Orchestra

March 16 The BIG GIG Louisville Leopard Percussionists

March 17 Aspiring Artists Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 23 Louisville Youth Choir and MO5AIC

March 24 Redeeming Response Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 25 Voice of the People Louisville Youth Orchestra

Ongoing Artebella Louisville Visual Art Association

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Kentucky Opera

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts
502-582-0100

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