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Next Louisville Life features Actors Theatre, 55,000 Degrees program and more

For Release: 2013-01-08 15:54:00

The next Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, takes a look at a new collaborative production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, meets lifestyle designer Barry Wooley, visits Nuts n Stuff and sits down with the executive director of 55,000 Degrees. The program premieres Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7/6 p.m. on KET and Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET2.

Louisville Life visits behind the scenes at Actors Theatre of Louisville for the production Sleep Rock Thy Brain, a collaborative effort among Actors Theatre, ZFX Flying Effects, Lincoln Elementary, and the University of Louisville. The play premieres during the 37th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in March.

Next, the program profiles Barry Wooley, a lifestyle designer who creates environments and moods. His portfolio includes historic renovations, construction, design and re-design of many public and private buildings and residences. Wooley was recognized by Business First as one of Louisville’s “Forty Under 40,” which honors young business leaders who demonstrate the will and ability to play a major role in the development of Greater Louisville.

Also on this program, Louisville Life explores Nuts n Stuff, a bulk store that has been providing the Louisville area with chocolates, spices, coffees, loose teas and sugar-free candies for 25 years. Their variety had made them a resource for connoisseurs and aficionados.

In the studio, Clifft talks with Mary Gwen Wheeler, executive director of 55,000 Degrees. In October 2010, the new public-private partnership took on a mission, with the support of local foundations, to launch Louisville into the top tier of their competitor cities with the goal of adding 40,000 bachelor’s degrees and 15,000 associate’s degrees by 2020.

Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer.

More information about Louisville Life, including streaming video, is available at More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at

Contact: Abby Malik



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