Louisville Magazine

AUG 2014

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

Issue link: https://loumag.epubxp.com/i/352322

Contents of this Issue


Page 142 of 148

124 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 Jim Wilhelm, 72, is the creator of the Louisville Culture Vulture newsletter. He lives downtown. "Listening — truly listening — to music is a critical part of my emotional, inspirational and spiritual diet for healthy living," he says. "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta," by Puccini, from his opera La rondine. Performed by Leontyne Price. "This simple but fendishly diffcult lyrical aria provided minutes of beauty, peace and serenity during a hectic, stressful day." "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," by Samuel Barber for soprano and orchestra. Performed by Eleanor Steber. "A summer evening craved something relaxing yet thought-provoking. I turned my ear to this longtime favorite. It peacefully transported me to a tender, nostalgic and poignant memory of a quiet childhood evening watching family and wondering who I am. Sleep came easily this night." Fidelio, Beethoven's only opera. Live recording of the Metropolitan Opera with Birgit Nilsson and John Vickers. "I listened primarily in preparation for seeing Kentucky Opera's September performances and being able to share insight with friends. This consummate performance was a 'wow' couple of well-spent hours, re-energizing my interest and feeding my appetite for the art form." It's A Quiet Thing. A CD of 10 songs performed by Morgana King "Peaceful refection was the evening order with this cornucopia of melodies and moods, masterfully performed by this queen of intimate jazz style." The Enchanted Island. A Metropolitan Opera live encore from 2012. "It's a 'mash-up' story based on two Shakespeare plays, with borrowed Baroque music by Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau. An opportunity to introduce people to the art form spurred this outing with seven friends to the movie theater at Mall St. Matthews. The experience was a near overdose of visual and aural stimulation for the senses." arts the bits CHOOSE A CHARACTER IN... NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYLIST BEHIND THE SCENES Photo by Olivia Harlow From Aug. 1 to late September, Flame Run Gallery will display abstract blown glass by Michael Amis. The 43-year-old, who was born in England, incorporates roofng shingles, plastic knick- knacks, doll hair, carpet and other odd items into his pieces. "I like to try to make abstract things that give inanimate ob- jects a personality," says Amis, who has a studio in Bloomington, Illinois. "I use a lot of stuff you just want to touch. I try to make my pieces seductive in a way." Amis' work focuses on the things people overlook in their everyday lives. "I get bored with glass by itself," he says. "I'll make things by experimenting in the hot shop. I really work in a subcon- scious way." ONE QUESTION Since 1954, Sivori Catering has been setting up at the Kentucky State Fair (this year from Aug. 14-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center). Current owner Larry Sivori, who's 58 and lives in Fern Creek, has been running the business for the last 20 years (early on as a partner with his father). The classic corn dog is still customers' favorite. What's the strangest thing you've ever fried? "We always try different items and try to keep it about Kentucky," Sivori says. "This year, we are trying a deep-fried Hot Brown on a stick (tomato, ham, turkey and bacon, with a Mornay dipping sauce). We started deep-frying Derby Pie on a stick a couple of years ago. We've even thought about trying to fry a bourbon ball, but just haven't done it yet." UPCOMING SHOW The '57 Chevy illuminated with neon lights will catch your eye as you drive along State Road 64 in Georgetown, Indiana. It's how you know you're at the entrance of the Georgetown Drive-In. Owner Bill Powell (pictured) says the drive-in has been in his family for 49 years, ever since his father bought it in 1965. Bill was just four years old then. Today, his two sons, two daugh- ters and wife help him maintain the place. Powell has transitioned from actual flm to hard drives. He had to if he wanted to show current movies. "Technology changes," he says, "but the drive-in stays the same." — Olivia Harlow Spring Awakening (CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center kicks off its 100th season with Spring Awakening, Aug. 7-17.) "Melchior Gabor is a 14-year-old boy living in Germany in the 1890s. He is frustrated because he understands that the society in which he lives is actually hiding an abundance of information from its youth. Melchior is often described as a radical throughout both the play and the musical adaptation." — John R. Leffert, 49, CenterStage artistic director

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Louisville Magazine - AUG 2014