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

January 25, 2015

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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The Brothers Size Brings Powerful Performances

January 11, 2015
Ben Williamson (drummer) with Ronald Kirk, Che Ayende and Larry Powell in The Brothers Size
Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2015
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!

December 19, 2014
John Gilderbloom

  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

December 17, 2014

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

November 18, 2014

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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Tribes at Actors is a Focus on Family Dynamic

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

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

November 10, 2014

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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Journal: Luke’s Three-Day Week; Homecoming with the Pikes

November 9, 2014

Our Journal: LUKE: Entry for 11/6 thru 11/7. This week was a short week so my teachers see this and decide “We need to give them enough work for a 5 day week isntead of 3.” So I’ve been very busy with not only schoolwork but also this is a fairly important time for my game....
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Journal 18: Airbnb Praise and a League of Legends Win

November 3, 2014

LUKE: Journal for the whole weekend. Saturday in terms of actual stuff happening nothing really, mostly just playing games with people. Had a great diner and a lot of fun so for me a fun day though some might say I wasted my day. Sunday I was supposed to play golf but I was...
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