Backstage with Actors’ Kevin Moore; Channa Newman Taps Into Pure Water


Kevin Moore is just getting settled in at his Actors Theatre office, so I was thrilled to be among the first locals to interview him. Of course, I did a double-take when he told me his name — exactly the same as the given name of blues artist Keb Mo’, one of my favorites. Kevin is thrilled to be the managing director at Actors, and he says it’s the job he’s always wanted — a long way from majoring in English at Furman University. Moore has traveled the country for his career and hopes to have landed in the ideal place.

Back in 1997, I wrote a column for Business First proclaiming that the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the world was the concept of bottled water. I still believe it, and the quality of our local tap water is still about the best in the country. Channa Newman talks about that and many other water topics as Director of Education. Her job is to speak to school groups and tout the message that Louisville’s Pure Tap is good stuff. I’m glad to help with that.

Outside of the interviews — I’ve got plenty of say about my busy week. On Sunday there was the Wendell Berry documentary at the Flyover Film Festival and Tuesday I visited the Norton Commons Homearama. On this week’s EatDrinkTalk podcast, you’ll hear about my visit to DiFabio’s Casaparella on Frankfort Avenue, and the awesome ice cream topped with Ballotin Whiskey served there. I tell you why I hope you ask me if I want to talk about politics, and speculate on the President Ramsey situation at U of L. Thanks for downloading and tell your friends about this week’s Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville.

Kevin Moore is the new managing director at Actors Theatre
Channa Newman at the Louisville Water Co.