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Playing for a Change

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The mission of the music project is to “inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.” ACSI participated this year with a live show at the Arts Council building. Acts performed all day to raise funds for local music programs on September 21st from 1pm-5pm. Scheduled performances included, Jeff Guernsey & Tammy Burke, Youngstown Parade, Hugh Bir. Jr., Steve Price, Ashley Ledrick, Jacob Resch, Lindsey Lane, and Dave Scopiletti. 

Harvest Homecoming Fiddle Fest

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The Arts Council of Southern Indiana will be hosted the 2nd annual Fiddle Fest  Friday, October 11. The contest was hosted at Jimmy’s Music Center during the Harvest Homecoming. Admission was free. Cash Prizes were awarded. Winners for ages under 13: 1st place Maisy Reliford, 2nd Place  Emma Wilkie,  3rd Place Emma Meeks. Winners for ages  13-18: 1st Place Patrick Lonnemann, 2nd Place Zion Lorentzen, 3rd Place Shelbie Stites. Winners for ages 19+: 1st Place Scott Moore, 2nd Place Starlette Lorentzen,  3rd Place Tony Cooke. Join us next year for this great artists opportunity!



Home Movie Day

Home Moview Day 150dpiAs part of the New Albany Bicentennial, The New Albany Floyd County Public
Library and the ACSI premiered Home Movie Day on October 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admissions was free. The library accepted home movies in 8mm, Super 8, 16 mm, VHS, and DVD formats for display to the community. Home movies shot in the area were preferred. There was free popcorn and information on the preservation of their home movies, along with special viewings of a film about the 1937 Flood, as well as “Stroll along Mansion Row”, narrated by Dave Condra, a native historian.




130henrybainHenry Bain’s New Albany

Larry Muhammad’s new play, Henry Bain’s New Albany, was premiered at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ on 222 East Spring St. from November 15th – 17th.  Admission was $10.00. Tickets were purchased the evening of the event or in advance at the church. The play focused on Henry Bain, headwaiter at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, as he married Daisy Welch and moved to New Albany. Soon after making New Albany his new home, Bain’s loyalties were tested when his wife hosted a party for New Albany’s 100th birthday on the same day as a Pendennis Club event…Opening night included a writer/director, and cast question and answer panel discussion about the play. Also a reception was held opening night at The Arts Council of Southern Indiana. Closing night included a cast party. The play sold out quickly and was a great success!


Holiday Homemade Album

Arts Council Homemade Album DVDThis “homemade” album will be the perfect holiday gift! It  features music from an eclectic group of regional performing artists, many of which have been featured during various ACSI events. The artists will include The Louisville Crashers, Leigh Ann Yost, Jeff Guernsey, Bomar & Ritter, Jacob Resch, Lemoyne Smith, Squeezebot, Steve Price, Christiana Lawrence & Tyler Youngs, Rick Bartlett, Bonnie Lea, The Louisville Vocal Project, John Sheckler, Floyd Central High School Choir, Meadow Ryann, The Louisville Chorus, Lindsey Lane & Axis, Dave Scopelliti, Lonnie Bryant, Terry Griffey, Hugh Bir. Jr and The Concrete Canyon Cowboys w/vocals by Jessica Bir Wade, and Jamey Aebersold. The CD will be available for purchase in our gift shop and the following locations:

New Albany, Indiana locations include Jimmy’s Music Center, Opal Gypsy, Colokial, Endris Jewelry, Dress & Dwell, BnB Bar & Grill, Strandz & Threadz & Hugh Bir Café.

Jeffersonville, Indiana locations include Mom’s Music Center & Far Out Music.

Floyds Knobs, Indiana locations include Beef O’Brady’s.

Louisville, Kentucky locations include J&J Old Louisville Music Center & Swanson Gallery

A complete list of retail locations will be provided soon! Buy the perfect holiday gift for only $12.99. Volume discounts available! Available online soon!




Grand Film Festival 3x2 72dpiGrand Film Festival

From February 15th -16th 2014, the ACSI will be holding the Grand Film Festival at the Historic Grand Theater. Admissions is $8 a day, or $15 for both days.  Kentuckiana residents are asked to submit films in DVD, NTSC, or PAL formats. Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, and DCP formats will not be accepted. Nor will films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network, or films that have screened on US network or cable television or distributed to theaters prior to the festival. Do not send press kits. Instead, please include a synopsis and cover letter. Send your film, along with a synopsis, cover letter and contact information, to 820 E Market St New Albany, IN 47150. For more information please contact (812) 949-4238.


Drake 4x2 72dpiThe Nutcracker by Drake Dance Studio

Drake Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker on December 14th   from 7:30 – 9:30pm, and 15th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. at Charlestown High School Theatre.  Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Drake Dance Studio or at ACSI.  This ballet follows the Balanchine storyline with a few modern twists. This interpretation includes a narrator so even the youngest theater-goers can understand and appreciate the story. The Nutcracker is set during the Victorian Era on Christmas Eve. A young girl is given a magical gift that helps her travel to an enchanted land. Directed and choreographed by Sara Drake of Silver Creek Theater, this is the must-see event of the holiday season. Come experience this timeless holiday tradition that holds the wonder and magic of childhood fantasies! Call 812-949-4238 for tickets for the Nutcracker. WEATHER CANCELLED SUGAR PLUM FAIRY EVENT!


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