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Spring Motherlodge – More Detail

February 20th, 2013

Corn Mo
He plays accordion and piano and sings heartbreaking novelty songs. With his band .357 Lover, he melts faces. As a solo artist he melts souls. Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants, and David Cross are among his devotees. Motherlodge is glowing with joy to present Corn Mo live in concert at the Rudyard Kipling as part of opening night March 28. 10pm $10 See Corn Mo on Jimmy Kimmel!

Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant present Irina’s Name Day Party
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant (a Time Out New York favorite and Village Voice Choice) invokes the world of a (fictional) restaurant run by a (fictional) ensemble devoted to the teachings of the legendary (and again, fictional) Miss Conni Convergence. In Irina’s Name Day Party the actresses of Miss Conni’s company are presented with a copy of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters and the directive to “find the play!” The party in the opening scene comes to life as audience members become invited guests and are treated to a meal of burgoo, beer, and birthday cake. Meanwhile, the actresses grapple with Chekhov’s great female roles. With the soul-wrenching assistance of the Violent Femmes, Frank Sinatra, and Bonnie Tyler, among others, they explode the sibling-like entanglements of their own ensemble. Tickets include a meal provided by the Rudyard Kipling. Thurs 3/28, Fri. 3/29 and Sat/ 3/30 $25

Juanita, The Deloreans, Squallis Puppeteers, Shelby Park Soul Stew and Bourbon and Lace at Galerie Hertz
Two great Louisville bands – one deeply loved and rarely seen since the early 90’s, the other more recent and growing in fans by the minute – will be the backbone for Motherlodge’s closing party for Evan Fugazzi’s show at Galerie Hertz on Sunday March 31. Juanita and The Deloreans will be joined by Squallis Puppeteers, Bourbon and Lace and others for a late afternoon block party. 4pm – 6pm – FREE

Evan Fugazzi solo exhibition opening at Galerie Hertz
Louisville artist and ML Pop-Up Gallery curator Teresa Koester-Mills has teamed Motherlodge up with the great Billy Hertz to co-present an exhibition of Evan Fugazzi’s paintings at Galerie Hertz. Sunday March 10 1-4 pm FREE

The 37th Humana Festival Soiree
Motherlodge partners with Actors Theatre of Louisville in presenting The 37th Humana Festival Soiree with performances by company members of the 37th Humana Festival and Motherlodge artists, and music by Brett Ratliff, Mick Sullivan and guests. Sat. March 30 at 10pm at Hillbilly Tea. FREE

NCAA Playoff broadcast and live performance
On Saturday March 30 at The Rudyard Kipling The Derby City Dating Scene will revisit an idea created for last year’s Motherlodge – a live performance and broadcast of an NCAA Final game, hosted by The Derby City Dating Scene. FREE. Time tba.

Long Table Discussion: Art in the Face Of Life and Death
“The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.”
Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death

In this 2 hour curated conversation platform developed by performance artist Lois Weaver, Louisville educator and live arts enthusiast Bill Bornschein will lead a Long Table Discussion based upon the insights of anthropologist Ernest Becker on the role of the artist in society. Specifically, it will look at the question of how artists transform the ironies and contradictions of life into something of value and how they create in the face of death. Saturday March 30. FREE

Live Concert Collaboration by Michael Arthur and Ray Rizzo
Motherlodge founder Ray Rizzo and sketch artist Michael Arthur recently collaborated on the Motherlodge 2013 fundraiser show that sold out Joe’s Pub in NYC. On Friday March 29 at 10pm, Arthur and Rizzo will present a concert and live arts collaboration that will be announced in the coming weeks. Cost tbd

Other artists, bands and folk who will be participating in Spring Motherlodge include
Todd Hildreth, Mesiko, Aaron Latos, Roadie Rodahaffer, Rebecca Hart, Jake Reber, Lethia Nall, The Handsome Man Band, Joe Gadansky.

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