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Antonio Hart Blew Comstock Hall

I posted to my facebook page Friday night that Holly Brockman-Johnson let Antonio Hart play sax for her tonight. That, he did. Hart was in the ‘ville for UL’s annual Jazz Week. A last minute opportunity to interview him was presented to me so I hopped in the car with a friend who was driving him to and fro. Antonio Hart is cute. He wore a knit cap, cool glasses, an Eddie Bauer scarf … and the man, he’s skittish. I didn’t ask him too many deep, personal questions but that skittishness gave way to caution and then before we…


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Got Two Cents on the Iron Quarter? Jennifer Charles–New Architect on the Block

Born in Gloucester, Virginia, Jennifer Charles graduated college at the University of Virginia in 1992 before traveling across the nation to earn her Masters in Architecture at UCLA in 1999. There’s a world of history and design in between and that’s pretty much where she and husband Ed Charles, decided to settle. Right in the middle of everywhere here in Louisville. Published in LEO’s “Letters to the Editor” in the February 23, 2011 issue, the relatively new citizen to the Metro and downtown business owner asked questions of both Todd Blue and Greg Fischer. I asked if she had two…



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Helms Braves ‘Cedar Rapids’

“That was awesome. Super awesome.” Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anna Heche, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Stephen Root, Sigourney Weaver and Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Miguel Arteta Meet Tim Lippe (pronounced lip-ee). Lippe is as mild-mannered and squeaky-clean as they come – no alcohol, no drugs, no cursing, etc. He’s an insurance salesman for BrownStar Insurance in Brown Valley, Wisconsin. He lives alone in a small but nice house and his girlfriend is former teacher Macy Vanderhei (Weaver) who comes over once a week for sex. Tim exists in the small bubble of his comfort zone: has good relations with…



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Selling of Sex Draws a Crowd at Bellarmine

Bellarmine University brought in advertising expert Jean Kilbourne last night (she’d given a similar talk at U of L the night before) to talk with students about the dangerous world of advertising. Kilbourne is the real deal. Her resume includes a long list of citations in national media, her videos and books apparently sell very well, and she’s been called one of the three most popular lecturers on campuses across the U.S. And why not? Her subject matter is of interest to college kids — sex, drugs and alcohol. But mostly sex, and the way advertisers use it to persuade…


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Got Two Cents on the Iron Quarter? Hal Heiner Constructs Some Thoughts

Hal Heiner served for seven years as Metro Councilman for District 19 and ran an impressively close race as the Republican candidate for Mayor in 2010. His charisma brought a light to the classically nebulous podium wherever he spoke. A hands-on community member, a civil engineer, a farmer, father and grandfather, Hal remains dedicated to Louisville. He has returned to his company, Capstone Realty which provides space for business as well as forging a new path in education. His new direction? “My current focus is learning about public education hoping to advocate for significant reform. JCPS is leaving a high percentage…


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Got Two Cents on the Iron Quarter? Councilman Tom Owen Ponders

I always respect my Council representative for his near immediate responses to  constituent’s questions and needs. He is passionate about Louisville and one of the most accessible leaders in Metro Government. I know that he is a Voice for the city as well as our Highlands community, which has enough history in a few square miles to make any preservationist proud and enough dining, pubs and retail business to inspire locals and impress any city. It took a few rounds of email and here are Tom Owen’s two cents: My first blush thoughts: Someone from the Louisville Downtown Development Commission–over…


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Got Two Cents on the Iron Quarter? Mayor Fischer Offers His Reasons

Amid the dinners, speeches, ribbon cutting and ground breaking of the first month of the Fischer administration, there’s this one pebble in the proverbial shoe that has thrown many out of step with City Hall. Dubbed the Iron Quarter, by developer Todd Blue of Cobalt Ventures LLC, several structures at the mouth of the Clark Memorial Bridge  known as Whiskey Row a.k.a that embarrassing block of doomed buildings at the gateway to our city, could become a parking lot in a matter of days. The opportunity to go from asphalt to high-rise is apparently on the table. Buzz of a hotel development…


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Friday night fun in Kentucky… so much going on!

I can tell it’s spring because my weekends are getting busier. During winter I have trouble getting motivation to do anything, much less leave the house. My cabin fever is boring me, so it’s time to fill up my dance card again. If you’re looking to go out on Friday, read on for two suggestions: If you’re up for a road trip, head to Bowling Green to hear The Galoots at the Sloan Convention Center. They are the best bluegrass live show I’ve ever seen, hands down. Shannon Lawson can play all kinds of music, but I just love hearing…