Appreciation for Performing Arts

One of my favorite cultural events in Louisville is the River City Drum Corp & Arts Reach Open Mic. 
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The KY Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect venue for the creative talent which ranges from poets to rappers to harpists.  The head organizer, Julia Youngblood, does a great job of promoting and keeping the program flowing smoothly.

I was unexpectedly greeted by Joan, a member of my 5:15 a.m. spin class. I almost didn’t recognize her all jazzed up to volunteer in her black suit. 

This evening’s Open Mic consisted of 21 acts in which several people were 1st time performers. 
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One piece stuck out because a young lady spoke about the impact of being a foster child and how her life was changed based on the stable home environment she was placed. 
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There was a community awareness piece performed by a group called MPMG.  The song addressed one of the most violent shootings from May 2012 in the West End of Louisville.  The MPMG group’s motto is “help your brother.” 
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If you live in the greater Louisville area, I highly recommend this family friendly Open Mic.  It’s free and healthy snacks are provided.

The same organizers will be hosting a Keepers of the Dream event next weekend.  Kenny Woods will M.C. the celebration.  He also performed this evening.  Check him out at:

http://www.refresherpoint.com/
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♡KelsieLou♡

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About KelsieLou

Therapeutic Foster Parent, Teacher, and Runner who believes that life is what you make it. Envision, Empower, and Educate.
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2 Responses to Appreciation for Performing Arts

  1. Love open mics! This one looks awesome!!

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