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Chris Ritter

Freelance writer interested in entertainment, social media and multicultural affairs. UK graduate fluent in Japanese. Formerly produced and hosted a one hour weekly film discussion show, Surreelfilm, on Lexington's WRFL 88.1FM.

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Backyard Baseball and Bar B Q offers Summer Fun for a Great Cause

July 26, 2012

Children laughing and the sharp crack of a wooden bat finding its target… the succulent smells of Bar B Q mixed with charcoal-fired burger perfection… live music booming and green grass underfoot… These are some of the best sensations that balmy summer days have to offer and Louisvillians can find all of them this Saturday (July...
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Forecastle X: Interview with Rachel Grimes

July 13, 2012
Forecastle X: Interview with Rachel Grimes

Straight-up Louisville post-rock but with a dash of wooded folk and oft-haunting dual vocals, King's Daughters and Sons are just one of two avenues for checking out the stylings of Rachel Grimes this weekend. LouisvilleKY.com's Forecastle X preview coverage continues as Louisville-native Rachel Grimes speaks to the differences between solo and collaborative efforts, whether...
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Forecastle X: Interview with Wax Fang’s Scott Carney

July 12, 2012
Wax Fang singer/songwriter/guitarist Scott Carney.

Wax Fang's relatively angst-free, smile-on-your-face jams are exceedingly refreshing in an age dominated by either the stripped-down or overly digitized. LouisvilleKY.com's Forecastle X preview coverage continues with singer/guitarist/songwriter Scott Carney speaking of "quadraphonic love affairs", the power of the local music scene, forthcoming Wax Fang releases and much more.
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Forecastle X: Holly Weyler talks of Local Love and Killer Jams

July 8, 2012
Forecastle's first couple, JK McKnight and Holly Weyler.

LouisvilleKY.com continues its Forecastle X preview coverage today via an extended chat with 'She-Captain of the boat' Holly Weyler. Wearer of an untold number of hats, Weyler talks My Morning Jacket, the festival's 10-year-long progression towards big-boy-pants territory, the art of sharing our hometown and other nautical nonsense.
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Haymarket Whiskey Bar Doubles Down with New Concert Space

July 7, 2012
Haymarket's new space is enormous. And owner Matthew Landan has enormous plans.

Matthew Landan has been slinging drinks on the edge of NuLu since before the neighborhood was cool. And now, with the Louisiana Purchase-esque acquisition of a massive new concert space, he's combining Haymarket's bevy of fine libations with plenty of room to rock.
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FFF12: Kentucky Director’s Pilgrim Song Finally Comes Home

June 10, 2012

Making its Louisville premiere Friday night as part of the 4th annual Flyover Film Festival, "Pilgrim Song" screened for a capacity crowd in the Speed Art Museum auditorium. Just the second full-length effort from Kentucky director Martha Stephens, whose film "Passengers Pigeons" was featured in last year's festival, this newest picture once again showcased...
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FFF12: 4th Flyover Film Fest Kicks off in Hours

June 7, 2012

With festival alumni including the likes of independent heavyweights "Winter's Bone" (Jennifer Lawrence launchpad), "Meek's Cutoff" and "Another Earth", the Flyover FIlm Festival continues its promise of bagging the best and freshest of the festival circuit (and some hometown highlights where avaialable), while demonstrating an impressive knack for choosing material that's both current and...
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Go-Go-Gadget Review: LG Lucid Smartphone on Verizon 4G LTE

June 3, 2012
Lucid dreaming.

Penny-pinchers and super-late adopters rejoice. The LG Lucid on Verizon's 4G LTE network certainly won't be taking any blue ribbons in the bells and whistles department, but the $79.99 price tag leaves its bevy of core competencies looking all the more competent. Combining satisfactory basics with a surprisingly powerful camera and screen, the LG...
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Local Director takes his Horror Show on the Road

April 12, 2012
Local Director takes his Horror Show on the Road

Director Kristofer Rommel is a man who admittedly knows more than his share about a slow decent into madness, having landed on the often thankless ambition of independent filmmaking. And while Rommel must be doing a few things right, with two dozen plus shorts and features to his credit over the past two decades,...
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Zombie Drama “Mama..” Might Rip Out Your Heart

March 15, 2012
Zombie Drama “Mama..” Might Rip Out Your Heart

Our delightfully offbeat friends at The Alley Theater are packing even more guts than usual. Sure, they may be the maggot-covered, festering axe-wound sort of guts, but InHuman:A Festival of the New American Undead Theater boasts more than enough of the aforementioned entrails to go around, and indeed serves as a refreshingly gore-tastic reprieve...
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