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Rusty Satellite on the Opening of Paristown Hall with Heather Weston Bell and Lenae Price’s Big Sing-Along

Another interesting Rusty Satellite Show features two smart young women — both involved in the arts. When Heather Weston Bell was making her way through Eastern High School and the University of Kentucky, she was determined that she could create her own career in the arts — and she did. She’s been at the Kentucky Center for 18 years, and this week was part of the team that launched the spectacular Old Forester Paristown Hall with a sold-out Trombone Shorty show. We talk that show, the venue and her arts-centered career. Lenay Price grew up in Memphis and spend a…


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25 Million Visitors Targeted for Bourbon City by 2030

from Louisville Tourism LOUISVILLE, KY (July 23, 2019) – Fueled by visitor demand for bourbon distilleries, iconic attractions, festivals and Top Chef-esque culinary experiences, Louisville’s visitor profile has been rising as the city scoops up national accolades such as Trip Advisor’s “20 of the Top Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2019.” This momentum has Louisville Tourism partnering with a national firm to forecast the future, ultimately seeking to increase the current visitation number from 16.4 million to 25 million by 2030. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL) will guide a Louisville Destination Strategic Master Plan, outlining how the…


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Louisville is Rated a Top City for First Time Homebuyers

A recent report put out by website Livability, has just named Louisville among the top cities for first time home buyers. The report focused on the affordability of homes, resale home value, purchasing programs available to first-time buyers, and the overall quality of life in an area. Louisville came in at number 7 on the list of great places to live for first-time buyers. Louisville earned the number 7 spot with a housing affordability index of 80.5; meaning that 80.5 percent of the homes in the area are within an affordable price range for families in the area earning the local…


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How to Improve Fundraising Capabilities Online

Being an events coordinator that specializes in creating, marketing, and managing fundraisers can be a very fulfilling job. It can also, however, be stressful. There is so much on the line when organizing a fundraiser. After all, these charities need the money. Very rarely would they go through the effort of hosting a fundraiser if their charity did not need it to provide relief and services to the poor and disadvantaged. When you organize and plan fundraisers, you need to do your absolute best for the sake of the sick, or the poor, or to help fund research into a…


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Rusty Satellite 315 — Stanley Chase’s Vegan Journey, and Getting to Know GRLwood

As they say in show business — the show must go on. They also say “shit happens.”  Both are appropriate for this Rusty Satellite Show. That’s because the interview I conducted with Reg Forester and Karen Ledford, the quirky duo who make up the band GRLwood, is not usable due to a tech glitch. So you’re getting the next best thing — a clip of their music and my description of what the interview was about. We talked on Frankfort Avenue in front of the Heine Brothers. Their new record will be released on sonaBLAST! records on August 2, and…


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Revealed: Main Street is Site for New Butchertown Grocery’s Bakery

Earlier in the Spring, the words “Hey, Sugar” appeared in the windows at the intersection of Main and Shelby streets, next to Bittner’s and adjacent to Quills Coffee Firehouse. Now, the window display reads “Hey, I Knead You,” a playful love note to the neighborhood and passersby suggesting that something sweet and surprising is coming to Main Street. Executive Chef and owner of Butchertown Grocery, Bobby Benjamin, is proud to announce the future home of Butchertown Grocery Bakery at 739 E. Main St. Chef Bobby says the bakery will be an extension of Butchertown Grocery. “At BG, we’re about the…


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Long-awaited El Taco Luchador Location to Open July 17

Jeffersontown will soon enjoy the popular local taqueria The taqueria named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville” announced  its fourth location will open in Jeffersontown on July 17. The new El Taco Luchador is located at 9204 Taylorsville Rd and includes a full bar and vibrant outdoor patio. “J-Town location has been in the works for a while,” said Olé Hospitality Group partner Rick Moir. “Everyone in the area seems to be very excited, not only about the tacos, but also about the fact that…


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Goodwood Brewing Launching Lunch Service in NuLu

Starting Monday July 15th, Goodwood Brewing will begin daily lunch service. The brewery has announced it is expanding its hours of operations, opening at 11:00am seven days a week. The Galley at Goodwood serves up a southern style, made from scratch menu that infuses their pitmasters inspirations with their brewmasters delicious creations. Their menu is full of smoked, grilled and charred flavors that have a natural affinity for beer. Meats are slow-smoked in-house. Specialties include house smoked brisket, pulled pork nachos and house dry rub wings. “The food stays true to the Goodwood brand- it’s laid back, approachable and just an all-around…


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Life After a Misdiagnosis: 3 Steps to Take

A misdiagnosis can potentially ruin a woman’s life or even cost it, but seldom do patient parties ever take the steps necessary to at least get some justice against the injustice done to them. We are not talking about a simple misdiagnosis which took the fever a week or more to go away, but serious cases where botched surgical procedures were conducted without proper cause, or the misdiagnosis had cost you or your loved ones a significant amount of monetary loss, health depreciation and/or prolonged suffering. In case you can relate to any of what we are discussing here, read…


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Rusty Satellite #314: Patrick Henshaw at LEAP; Dan Kazemi at Actors

The Rusty Satellite Show, the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast, rolls into the summer with more of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville. We begin downtown at Story Louisville, where Patrick Henshaw explains whta the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) is and how he’s shaping its success as CEO. Henshaw is using his combat experience, plus lessons learned in leadership in Cincinnati, to help local entrepreneurs. We talked in the hip Story Louisville facility at 900 East Main. Then it’s on to Actors Theatre, where New Yorker Dan Kazemi is in final rehearsals for the Louisville production of…