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March Serenity Events in La Grange

March Serenity in downtown La Grange is a month of events to nourish and educate. I have been enjoying the hospitality of this small charming town for the past two Saturdays and will be there again tomorrow. Come join me! Back to Nature is the March 19th theme featuring gardening supplies, green lifestyles, healers, home-made foods, crafters, gardeners, free range chickens and eggs from local farmers. Demonstrations and talks include slow cooking, gardening and environmental films. Speakers CC = Community Center & HC = History Center 10am – How to Find and Explore Your Best Personal Strengths, Chelley Rouda, CC…


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Kentucky Crafted This Weekend. It Must Be Spring!

Good news for “Buy Handmade” junkies like me. The first big arts and craft show of the year, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, opens to the public on Saturday & Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B. This indoor show, featuring 200 Kentucky Artisans was ranked the #1 Art Show in the country by American Style Magazine readers. The Kentucky Arts Council does an excellent job in producing this event. Not only will you see fabulous art from Kentucky artisans but you will have the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s traditional arts of fiddling, banjo playing and basket making….


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Damon and Blunt vs. the ‘Adjustment Bureau’

It could’ve been tinkered with a little…   Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Nolfi. Based on the story “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick.   Who’da thunk that a Philip K. Dick could churn out a love story? Huh.   When we last left PKD-Land, Hollywood had a string of hits (and maybe some misses) based on the science fiction authors’ work just in the past decade alone. There was the mind-control drug of the future in “A Scanner Darkly,” with Woody Harrelson, Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder. “Next” had Nicolas Cage…


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Elemeno Pea, PDQ!

The other night, I went to Actor’s and saw Elemeno Pea.  It’s on the slate of the Humana Festival of New American Plays and runs through April 3. The setting is a minimalist guesthouse on Martha’s Vineyard and as a frequenter to the Vineyard, I was delighted with Michael B. Raiford’s set design and how right everything felt right down to the Nantucket Reds and the Black Dog gift basket sent by the wealthy estates owners.  The backdrop of a beautiful sky off the back balcony made me rush home to double-check my pictures to confirm my memories. The set…


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TARC Driver Gets Up Early to Pedal His Way to Downtown Louisville

Hugh is a TARC driver. His work day starts at 5:45. He likes the bike-on-board racks on the front of all the TARC coaches as much as I do. “I use them in the evening because I’m not much of an evening-traffic rider. I ride in the morning for the exercise and to save gas. And when I get off in the evening I usually put my bike on the TARC and TARC back home.”



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Surprise: Flash Mob is Coming Real Soon

The thing about Flash Mobs is that you really don’t know when or where they’re going to happen. But I can tell you that one will happen in Louisville today. I just can’t tell you when or where, because if I did, someone would kill me. Just kidding. Sort of.  Emily Carroll, a media buyer at Leapfrog Interactive, says she came up with the idea of organizing a flash mob after watching an episode of the TV show Modern Family. Emily is just 25, but said it was “bucket list” thing for her to organize and execute one. Officially a…


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Our Man in Japan

It so happens that Albrecht Stahmer, a UK grad who has been working with J. Bruce Miller on drumming up excitement about bringing the NBA to Louisville, lives in Tokyo. And many of his associates here are concerned about him. And they want to be sure he makes it to the YPAL event March 31 — “Why Not Louisville — The NBA and Louisville” at Patrick O’Shea’s downtown March 31. I’m hoping Albrecht doesn’t mind, but I thought it would be good to share his report on the current situation over there with you. I like the way he inserts…


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Edith Can Shoot Things is on Target

“Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” is an odd title for the New American Play that premiered Sunday at Actors Theatre.  A. Rey Pamatmat’s drama is about a 12-year-old girl (Edith, played brilliantly by Teresa Avia Lim) who does shoot something and hit it, but the play’s real intrigue revolves around her 16-year-old brother and his boyfriend. And no matter how accepting we are of gay relationships in today’s world, the audience at the Bingham Theatre seemed to gasp each time Kenny (Jon Norman Schneider) and Benji (Cory Michael Smith) kissed smack on the lips.  And as they  explored…


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Did Gaga Warm the Arena for Elton? The Bitch is Back!

Just one more reason to file your taxes early. Good ol’ Reg Dwight, fondly known as British rock icon Elton John, will bring his greatest hits show to the KFC Yum! Center on April 15 which should put him smack in the middle of Derby hell, or heaven, depending on who you ask. Wow, we’ve never had two queens in the city within one month’s time! I do have some hopes to attend this concert but my real prayer is that he will keep as much clothing on as possible. But you gotta hand it to the guy, he’s “Still…