Is cynical Amsterdam detective Piet Van der Valk’s favorite Vermeer painting the key to two senseless murders and a suspected kidnapping? In Episode 1, art, politics, and passion mix in a case that breaks in Piet’s new assistant and prompts discord with the police chief. Piet’s sidekick, Lucienne, courts death. Meanwhile, a bitter political campaign counts down to a fateful election. Watch now.
Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students. Watch now.
“These instruments were essentially rescued from the Holocaust. They were owned by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Some of the musicians survived. Some perished. Some, we don’t know,” says Jeffrey Jamner, Senior Director of ArtsRise at Kentucky Performing Arts, describing the 60 violins that came to Louisville’s Frazier Museum in the fall of 2019.
The Violins of Hope exhibit at the Frazier Museum is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust; a Kentucky Life Memory looks back at Alfred Russell's experiences in Liberia; the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most famous patient - Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford, who traveled alone on horseback to have an abdominal tumor removed; and USS Sachem. Watch now.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this annual concert by the UK Opera Theatre. The jubilant musical staged in Lexington at the Singletary Center for the Arts contains many favorite numbers from past productions, including Show People, Lullaby of Broadway, as well as more recent hits, including songs from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Watch now.
Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor. Watch now.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Lillian Press. Lillian enriched the lives of so many through her dedicated service to the people of the Commonwealth. She worked tirelessly alongside her husband, Len, to establish the state’s public television network, and to us she will always be the first lady of KET.