Louisville’s own music legend Jonathan Wolff spoke to a sold-out crowd at Actors Theatre sharing how he got the jobs others didn’t and the impact growing up in Louisville had on his career. WFPL’s Devin Katayama moderated the event taking the audience on a journey from Jonathan’s early days of playing and studying with Louisville’s leading musicians to Hollywood where he spent his first 10 years doing every odd job or music “chore” he was offered.
Hear from one of Louisville’s best kept secrets – Jonathan Wolff, a legend in the TV music business and an Emmy award winning composer of 75 prime time TV series including Seinfeld and Will & Grace. Wolff, a Louisville native and graduate of Atherton High School, will share the inside, fascinating story of his journey from growing up in Louisville to rising to the top of his field in the television music industry, complete with Hollywood stories and tips on how he got the jobs so many others didn’t.
Look at the photos from the April 11, 2014, Kentucky to the World and IF University event where Ellen Miller was a guest speaker. Ellen Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and a Kentucky native, having been raised in both Bardstown and Louisville. She has maintained her close Kentucky ties over the years even though she and her family live in Washington, D.C.
Join Kentucky to the World and Ellen Miller for a lunchtime interview event on Friday, April 11, as she shares her journey from Kentucky to one of the leading forces creating government transparency through technology. The cost of the ticket Includes admission to the event and a premium box lunch platter by Wiltshire Pantry.Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two other prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics – the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign — and a nationally recognized expert on transparency and the influence of money in politics. Her experience as a Washington advocate for more than 35 years spans the worlds of non-profit advocacy, grassroots activism and journalism.
Emke, KTW’s first speaker, grew up in Louisville and graduated from St. Francis High School before moving to New York to become a post-production sound engineer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has led a successful career in music, audio production, sound engineering, film, and publishing and will share his experience on Oct. 18, 5:30 pm at Dreamland Film Center (810 East Market, Louisville, KY 40202).