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See Larry Muhammad’s “Double V” at Ali Center Feb. 4

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January 25, 2015
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It was “the good war.” That’s how America portrayed its involvement in World War II: a righteous struggle of freedom against tyranny. But America in the 1940s had legal restrictions denying its black citizens the vote, and segregated them in rundown neighborhoods, poor schools and low-paying jobs. Black GIs were assigned to building roads...
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Getting My Swing Back the Right Way

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January 11, 2015
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When I played golf this year, I was hitting drives off the tee close to 300 yards.  I played better, hit the ball further, and enjoyed the game more than ever.  You might say I was pretty happy with myself. Then I met Lenny Mello. Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, Lenny runs a...
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The Brothers Size Brings Powerful Performances

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January 11, 2015
Ben Williamson (drummer) with Ronald Kirk, Che Ayende and Larry Powell in The Brothers Size
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Photo by Bill Brymer

The Brothers Size, currently being performed at Actors Theatre, is promoted as a “lyrical tale of brotherly love (that) explores the tension between fear and desire on the elusive road to freedom.” That is accurate, perhaps, but it doesn’t prepare you for the reality of the play’s raw emotions, street language and battle of...
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Louisville: Let Knowledge Serve the City—the poor need a win-win!

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December 19, 2014
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  This testimony is made by Dr. John GilderbloomCell: (502) 608-7567 jgilde02@sprynet.com and Wes Grooms, MUP (and Ph.D. Student) Cell: (202) 549-1779 charlesgrooms@gmail.com as individuals representing themselves and themselves only.   This testimony does not represent the opinion of the University of Louisville or any associated institutions.   We agree with the Council member(s) who have...
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Discover Louisville Uncovered with Cyndy Tandy

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December 17, 2014
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My friend Cyndy Tandy has been working on this idea for several years, so it’s great to see Louisville Uncovered become a reality. For this week’s Rusty Satellite Show, I checked in with Cyndy as she was taping a new segment of Louisville Uncovered. It’s a series of vignettes lasting about a minute that...
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Fictionalized Oppression Made Real: Ben Park Directs Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language

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November 18, 2014
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by Jake Curtis I awoke on Saturday morning, November 15th, with what felt like a helicopter buzzing in my head.  My friend dragged me out the door and we went to grab breakfast at a crisp 9:00 AM.  After that, I meandered around, reveling in the sunlight and wondering what I was to do...
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The Differences in Us as Luke’s Journal Ends

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November 16, 2014
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Luke’s school assignment was to write a daily journal for 30 days. I took a great interest, and we both agreed that we’d publish the journal entries here. Of course, Luke is thrilled that it’s over. Here’s our final entry, though Luke knows he can come back to it any time he wants. LUKE:...
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Tribes at Actors is a Focus on Family Dynamic

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November 16, 2014
John Judd, Ryan Spahn, Alex Olson, Meg Thalken, Monique Barbee_Tribes_Photo by Bill Brymer

Tribes, now playing at Actors Theatre, is about a really loud family in which Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister don’t hold back in expressing themselves, while a younger brother who’s deaf must find  his place at the table. The play, by English writer Nina Raine, opens at a family dinner with a spirited discussion...
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Morning Motivational on Monday

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November 11, 2014
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Dick Wilson and I can’t figure out how many years we’ve been doing the Breakfast of Champions, but it’s somewhere between five and eight years. We’re guessing. We finished our 2014 series yesterday, with GLI president and former Rusty Satellite Show guest Kent Oyler giving the group a positive message about the future of...
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Luke’s Diamond Pursuit and The Newsroom’s Return

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November 10, 2014
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LUKE: Entry for the weekend. Fairly boring week in terms of my journal because I was very focused on achieving my goal for diamond rank this season for my game. Just to give you a scope on how much I had to play, the system is laid out like this. The ladder is divided into...
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