The Signature Series provides enriching cultural and educational experiences for the community that entertain, inform and enlighten. These after-hours programs are free and open to the public; however, free tickets are required.
Here’s a sneak peek at next season.
Friday, September 23, 2016
7 p.m. at our Newport Branch
For the past 25 years, IIIrd Tyme Out has been one the most enjoyable – and most awarded groups in Bluegrass Music. We are honored to bring this group to the Signature Series stage. Russell Moore, IBMA’s most awarded male vocalist, is joined by Wayne Benson on mandolin, Justen Hayes on fiddle, Keith McKinnon on banjo and Jerry Cole on bass. In addition to the musical talents offered by each member of the group, Wayne Benson is one of bluegrass music’s leading mandolinists and has established himself as a unique and gifted stylist.
Friday, October 7, 2016
7 p.m. at our Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
Join author Robert H. Patton as he discusses his distinguished family. The presentation will examine the roots of General George S. Patton’s famed warrior persona, which combined a sense of inherited family destiny with his lifelong interest in classical literature, spiritualism, and military history. As a child, Patton was sheltered and insecure. How did he fashion his eventual “Blood and Guts” swagger? And what was the effect of that transformation on his family and himself? He’s remembered today as one of America’s greatest generals. The personal price that came along with his triumph gives his story a human dimension often left out of the history books.
Falcon Theatre Production: Rafting Rise
Friday, January 20, 2017
7 pm at Newport
Falcon Takes Flight, a division of Falcon Theatre, returns to the Signature stage to present Joe Survant’s Rafting Rise. The dramatic reading will bring to life a world of log rafting and floodplain dwellers in the Central Kentucky basins of the Rough, Green and Ohio Rivers circa 1916-1917. Raison D’Etre will perform music to help connect the audience to the small events of history, recreated by Survant through the lives of his carefully imagined characters. The performance will be directed by Falcon’s Clint Ibele.
Reserve your tickets online starting on November 20
New York Times Bestselling Author Adam Makos: Revealing the Unlikely Heroes of World War II & Beyond
Friday, February 24, 2017
7 p.m. at Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
Join author and journalist Adam Makos as he discusses his work chronicling the legendary stories of the Greatest Generation and those men from different worlds who became brothers. Inspired by his grandfathers’ WWII stories, Adam has interviewed countless veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. In pursuit of a story, he has flown a WWII bomber, accompanied a Special Forces raid in Iraq, and organized an expedition into North Korea in search of an American serviceman MIA. His book, “A Higher Call” has spent an incredible 23 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Reserve your tickets online starting on December 26
Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
Friday, March 24, 2017
7 p.m. at our Newport Branch
America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? On his four-continent farming adventure, Kelsey worked alongside the farmers who grow coffee for Starbucks in Colombia but haven’t heard of Starbucks, met and freed a slave in Ivory Coast, and hung out with the farmers responsible for two-thirds of the apple juice on American shelves. Kelsey shows how our eating habits impact the lives of the people who produce our food, touching on topics such as workers’ rights, global food insecurity, fair trade, slavery, and immigration.
Reserve your tickets online starting on January 25
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