Tom Jones, Simon Boccanegra and Slant

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This week on Artsbreak: Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Tom Jones, Kentucky Opera’s Simon Boccanegra and the Slant Culture Theatre Festival.

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Open Studios, Classical Revolution & Ephemeral Art

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Ever wonder what a painter or sculptor’s studio is like? This weekend is your chance to see Louisville (and surrounding areas) artists work space. You can also experience Ephemeral Art (it won’t hurt), and hear some American music, new and old, at The Bard’s Town with Classical Revolution.

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Historically Re-imagined Opera & Theater, and Writer’s Block

Paul Moravec and Terry Teachout are in town with to workshop their new opera “The King’s Man” with Kentucky Opera, Actors Theatre of Louisville presents a Katori Hall’s play that “fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life.”

Controversial Art, Le Petomane and NuLu

Le Petomane presents Test Subjects at The Bard’s Town, NuLu celebrates on Saturday, and Erin Keane finds some local art controversy in this edition of Artsbreak.

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Absurd comedy and new art

On this week’s Artsbreak, Savage Rose presents the French-Absurdist comedy, The Bald Soprano, with a new, updated translation at The Bard’s Town (read Erin’s in-depth story here). The 7 Borders closes at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Swanson Contemporary Gallery presents new art from Jacob Heustis.

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