Louisville Magazine

NOV 2018

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.18 137 The exhibition is raw, intense and intended to spark conversation. It's called "Kin Killin' Kin," or the "KKK" series and is on display at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, on West Mu- hammad Ali Boulevard, through Novem- ber 12. Artist James Pate, an Ohio native, started drawing the charcoal sketches in 2000. "I decided as a personal private protest I would continue to compose a rendering as long as these insidious acts continue," Pate says. "The concept of visually comparing black-on-black terrorism to the Ku Klux Klan terrorism came directly from conversations within the black community. It is often said that we, African-Americans, in a 'strange fruit' kind of way, are doing the business of the KKK with our black-on-black violence." KCAAH executive director Aukram Burton says the exhibition fits with the center's mission to use educational and cultural programming as a way to develop and uplift west Louisville. The center is an organizational member of the mayor's violence-prevention task force, and Burton says, "We have accept- ed the charge to recognize the increase in gun violence and its impact on the communities we serve." On Saturday, Nov. 3, KCAAH will host the Youth Voices Against Violence Forum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pate will give a gallery talk. Children will discuss the themes of gun violence within the context of public health, by- stander action, healing through arts and mobilizing for change. — Anne Marshall Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams has now seen what his own ensemble's music looks like. The orchestra recently worked with Louisville- based Crosley Radio to release its 2017 album, All In, on vinyl. Crosley also made turntables featuring a photo of the orchestra, all smiles. Before the company sent the records out into the world, its representatives set up a little studio and invited Abrams over to listen. Jeff Parrish, Crosley's artist and entertainment director, put the record, the orchestra's first vinyl album in 30 years, under a microscope and showed it to Abrams. "You could see the grooves," Abrams says one day in October. "And it doesn't sound like that fancy of a thing, but honestly, it's amazing, because you see your music there." The album is, Abrams says, "distinctly American," featuring a work of his own called "Unified Field" that combines as many musical styles as possible while still making sense; the vocalist and repeat LO collaborator Storm Large singing two tunes, one of them by Cole Porter; and Abrams, who was, though he seems to bristle at the term, a clarinet prodigy as a child, performing an Aaron Copland concerto. The records go for $40 a pop, the turntables for $200. Abrams' demanding listening routine forces him to rely on modern technology, so he hasn't amassed a huge vinyl collection himself, but he's a fan of the medium all the same. And expect more LO vinyl in the future. I ask Abrams if the orchestra's recent collaboration with My Morning Jacket's Jim James will ever come out as a record. "Oh," he says, "absolutely." — DJ WATCH LIST NEAT SEE Three documentaries with local ties. Our Library Local filmmaker Morgan Atkinson looks at the history, reach and future of the city's public library system, narrated by musician Will Oldham. Grab some tissues. (Airs on KET throughout November.) Science Fair Young brainiacs, including Louisville Magazine Super Kid alum Anjali Chadha and three other Manual High students, compete on the world stage at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. (If you missed it at Baxter Avenue Theaters this fall, it will air on the National Geographic channel next spring.) One Vote Five Americans go into the voting booths on Election Day 2016, including a former felon in Shepherdsville, just south of Jefferson County, who votes for the first time in his life. Billionaire and Omaha, Nebraska, resident Warren Buffett spends the day driving voters to the polls. (The Louisville Film Fest screened it in October and the film's producers are currently negotiating with buyers for more showings.)

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