Tyler Deeb redesigns a deck of cards, and the Internets fell in Love. There is still 26 days left in the campaign.
Full Disclosure: Yes, I am super proud of my brother for this.
via ACE Weekly:
Pleased to Meet Me, Archie Borders’ upcoming film now shooting in Louisville, recently got the $44k Kickstarter funding, and is off and running. It stars X’s John Doe, Loudon Wainwright, and Aimee Mann. In it, an aging punk rocker (John Doe) gets a chance at possible fame redux with a group of “Six Complete Unknowns” and his former producer who also happens to his former love — played by Aimee Mann. (The story is an adaptation of the “Classifieds” episode done for “This American Life” in which Starlee Kine placed ads in the Chicago Reader for six musicians to come together to record one song in one day.)
Here’s where Louisville and Lexington readers come in. Next up, they’ll be filming the big concert scene on Monday September 10.
Anyone wanting to be an extra in the crowd and hear some Grammy-winning musicians play live need to be at Louisville’s Historic Brown Theater by 5:30 on that day. They need a heads up if you’re coming (try the Movie’s site or their facebook page.)
Michael Fitzer says they’ll “be selling T-shirts & beer in the lobby! We need 800 of you!”
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Applications are open for schools that want to be a part of Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation competition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and the Kentucky Arts Council. Schools may apply online at the arts council website.
Last year, 21 Kentucky schools participated in Poetry Out Loud, which begins at the classroom level. Winners advance to school-wide competition, then to the state competition and ultimately to the national finals. Last year, more than 300,000 students participated in the Poetry Out Loud program in 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
“Poetry Out Loud provides teachers with lesson plans tied to national standards along with an artist residency,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “The program helps students gain confidence and learn skills to aid in memorization and recitation of poetry that have long-lasting benefits.”
The winner of the Kentucky state finals, slated for March 2013 in Frankfort, will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up will receive $100, with $200 going to his or her school library. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be awarded at the national finals.
Participating classrooms receive a hands-on workshop with an arts council teaching artist, suggestions for memorization as well as interpretation of the poetic structure, free multimedia curriculum materials including a teacher’s guide, poetry anthologies, audio guides and posters.
For additional information about Poetry Out Loud in Kentucky, contact Rachel Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-3757, ext. 486. For a general overview of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, go to www.poetryoutloud.org.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.
This did not sit well the folks at Jack Daniels, so they wrote this.
From his blog:
What follows is, perhaps, the most polite cease and desist ever written. If it wasn’t signed by some lawyer, I’d imagine ol’ Gentleman Jack penning it himself, twirling his bushy mustache.
Ashley will be talking about the similarities of starting a business and starting a band, in addition, to how technology is transforming all industries (including the changes in the music industry).
Alanna Fugate and Band will be performing, and local artists Sloan Showalter, Leia Facewalker, Shawna Khalily will be displaying art.
EarthHeart is a short stop-motion animated film that serves as a commentary on how we as humans take things from the Earth, consume them and return them in a lesser condition than which we found them.
I’ve had the idea for EarthHeart floating around in my head for several years, but knew that when I decided to make it happen, I wanted to do it right. This meant raising money to be able to afford all of the materials that I need, rent out a small studio and dedicate enough time in both production and post-production to complete the project to its fullest potential.