taft theatre http://wnku.org en Top-flight acts in town this week http://wnku.org/post/top-flight-acts-town-week <p>It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of <a href="http://www.andersosborne.com/" target="_blank">Anders Osborne</a> at the 20th Century and <a href="http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/" target="_blank">Mary Chapin Carpenter</a> with <a href="http://www.tiftmerritt.com/" target="_blank">Tift Merritt</a> at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:48:32 +0000 Bill Thompson 14342 at http://wnku.org Top-flight acts in town this week The WNKU Series at the Taft Ballroom Continues http://wnku.org/post/wnku-series-taft-ballroom-continues <p>After a successful summer run, WNKU is excited to announce a continuation of our partnership with the Ballroom at the Taft.&nbsp; Beginning September 1st, WNKU will welcome a series of shows featuring some of our favorite acts. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:38:05 +0000 Aaron Sharpe 14316 at http://wnku.org The WNKU Series at the Taft Ballroom Continues Tift Merritt enjoys traveling alone http://wnku.org/post/tift-merritt-enjoys-traveling-alone <p>Ten years ago, <a href="http://www.tiftmerritt.com/" target="_blank">Tift Merritt</a> released her first album, “Bramble Rose,” to a chorus of “the next Lucinda Williams” or “the next Emmylou Harris” or “the next fill-in-the-name” of your favorite female Americana singer-songwriter.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:54:28 +0000 Bill Thompson 14279 at http://wnku.org Tift Merritt enjoys traveling alone WNKU Concert Series in the Ballroom at the Taft http://wnku.org/post/wnku-concert-series-ballroom-taft <p>Deep within the catacombs of the historic <a href="http://www.tafttheatre.org/" target="_blank">Taft Theatre</a> lies a cavernous ballroom, heretofore unseen by the average theater-goer.&nbsp; Until this year, most people weren&#39;t even aware such a room existed (rumor has it there is even a shooting range just behind one of the doors within the ballroom). Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:38:10 +0000 Aaron Sharpe 12980 at http://wnku.org WNKU Concert Series in the Ballroom at the Taft Monday morning notebook http://wnku.org/post/monday-morning-notebook-4 <p><a href="http://www.darwilliams.com/" target="_blank">Dar Williams</a> invited more than 200 folks over Saturday night for a spirited evening of songs and stories.</p><p>In lieu of hosting at her house, which is in New York, Williams&nbsp; turned the Redmoor in Mount Lookout into a suitable stand-in as she played eight of the 10 tunes from &ldquo;In the Time of Gods,&rdquo; and six others with the help of keyboard player Bryn Roberts and guitarist Josh Kaler.&nbsp;</p><p>The music was certainly the centerpiece, but it was some unexpected moments that lent the night its homey feel.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 02:49:24 +0000 Bill Thompson 12214 at http://wnku.org Monday morning notebook See Mary Chapin Carpenter LIVE & get an autographed copy of her new CD! http://wnku.org/post/see-mary-chapin-carpenter-live-get-autographed-copy-her-new-cd <p>WNKU Welcomes Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest, Tift Merritt, to the Taft Theatre on August 22nd in support of her new CD, <em>Ashes &amp; Roses</em> - just out this week.</p><p>Anyone <a href="https://wnkuallegiance.nku.edu/WebModuleV862/Donate.aspx?P=WEB&amp;PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=nTVTsCAcZKMVQycLjeawDdW0piuR9ZMb">making a contribution</a> of $180 to WNKU today will receive, while they last, two orchestra-level tickets to this show PLUS an autographed copy of the new CD!</p><p><strong><a href="https://wnkuallegiance.nku.edu/WebModuleV862/Donate.aspx?P=WEB&amp;PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=nTVTsCAcZKMVQycLjeawDdW0piuR9ZMb">PLEDGE NOW TO HELP BALANCE THE BOOKS FOR FISCAL 2012!</a></strong><a href="https://wnkuallegiance.nku.edu/WebModuleV862/Donate.aspx?P=WEB&amp;PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=nTVTsCAcZKMVQycLjeawDdW0piuR9ZMb"> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:34:28 +0000 Aaron Sharpe 11852 at http://wnku.org See Mary Chapin Carpenter LIVE & get an autographed copy of her new CD! Dawes awes Taft Ballroom crowd http://wnku.org/post/dawes-awes-taft-ballroom-crowd <p>Five songs into Wednesday night&rsquo;s <a href="http://dawestheband.com/" target="_blank">Dawes</a> show, Taylor Goldsmith asked how many in the crowd of about 300 had seen the band before. Maybe a third or so whooped and hollered in response.</p><p>&ldquo;This is for the first-timers,&rdquo; the band&rsquo;s frontman said before the Los Angeles&nbsp; foursome tore into an incendiary version of &ldquo;When My Time Comes&rdquo; from its first album, &ldquo;North Hills,&rdquo; at the Taft&nbsp;Theatre Ballroom.</p><p>The time had come to dial up the intensity.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:33:43 +0000 Bill Thompson 11597 at http://wnku.org Dawes awes Taft Ballroom crowd Monday morning notebook http://wnku.org/post/monday-morning-notebook-1 <p>Hundreds of people gathered in Deep Gap, N.C., Sunday to say goodbye to Doc Watson, one of the true giants of American music who died May 29 at the age of 89.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:33:23 +0000 Bill Thompson 11454 at http://wnku.org Monday morning notebook WNKU welcomes Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Taft Theatre http://wnku.org/post/wnku-welcomes-tedeschi-trucks-band-taft-theatre <p>Long before the final vote came in for this year&#39;s <a href="http://www.wnku.org/post/top-89-0f-2011">Top 89</a>, it was clear that the Tedeschi-Trucks Band had the top spot in the bag with their CD, Revelator.&nbsp; It was a landslide victory.&nbsp; And now, the concert tour supporting WNKU&#39;s number one CD of 2011 is coming to the Taft Theatre on Thursday, April 26.&nbsp; Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10:00 am at the Taft Theater box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at <a href="http://www.taftheatre.org" target="_blank">www.tafttheatre.org</a>, and <a href="ht Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Aaron Sharpe 6456 at http://wnku.org WNKU welcomes Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Taft Theatre