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LouisvilleKY Welcomes New Male Rhinoceros

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Letterman — a new 3-year-old male southern white rhinoceros comes to the Louisville Zoo from The Wilds in southeast Ohio. The rhino was named by Jack Hanna after the late night television host and comedian David Letterman. Letterman was born on November 12, 2014 at The Wilds. Letterman has completed his standard 30-day quarantine and will soon join 34-year-old female Sindi in the exhibit. As with any new animal introductions, the rhinos will be monitored. Introductions of unfamiliar rhinos can often result in sparring from both males and females, which is normal behavior. These normal interactions and…


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LouisvilleKY hosts 23rd Festival of Faiths this week

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Information from www.festivaloffaiths.org Louisville, KY., – The 23rd Annual Festival of Faiths officially opens this week with a Tuesday evening opening ceremony at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption. The five-day, internationally-known event seeks to celebrate “multi-faith music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. This year’s theme is Sacred Insight and Feminine Wisdom and features a schedule of speakers and artists exploring “the feminine aspects of the divine, non-dual thinking, the wisdom of the natural world, suffering, healing, emotional intelligence, and creativity. The Festival seeks to offer deeper insight into the Sacred Feminine…


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LouisvilleKY’s gets new New Female Giraffe  

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili.  Kianga is currently on exhibit in rotation with 2-year-old male giraffe Baridi and 21-year-old female giraffe Malaika. ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Female giraffes grow to be 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The signature long neck has only seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals. To counteract the demands of such a long neck, there are valves in the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…


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LouisvilleKY’s annual Pints for Parkinson’s set for April 18

    Louisville, KY., – The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live are honored to host the 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, starting at 5 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the annual tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master Nick Landers. Other local breweries will be uniting to benefit Parkinson’s Center of Kentuckiana – Pints Unite! Featured breweries and distilleries to include Jim Beam, Sam Adams, Goodwood, Against the Grain, Ethereal, Fall City, West 6th, and more.   Gordon Biersch will be offering $3 pints of their Maibock beer that evening starting at 5 p.m. with…


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Jecorey “1200” Arthur to Produce Special Concert Honoring 50th Anniversary of “Hey Jude”  

Photo from Abbey Road on the River’s Facebook page… Jeffersonville, IN (March 21, 2018) – Producers of the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River are working with local educator and acclaimed musician Jecorey “1200” Arthur to present a special show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Hey Jude,” one of The Beatles most iconic songs. Variations on Hey Jude, arranged and produced by Arthur, will feature an ensemble cast of more than 50 dancers, actors, and musicians, spanning from professional touring artists to local elementary school students. The 30-minute concert will explore renditions of the song in various musical styles including country, salsa, bluegrass,…


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LouisvilleKY’s favorite baby gorilla is growing up

Gorilla Kindi Turns Two Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will celebrate infant gorilla Kindi’s 2nd birthday with a public celebration on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in Gorilla Forest. Kindi’s official birthday is March 14.  To celebrate, Kindi and her surrogate mother Kweli will receive special birthday treats made by their keepers, fun enrichment items and, of course, Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.”   ABOUT KINDI Kindi was born via emergency cesarean section on March 14, 2016. Sadly, her mother, Mia Moja, passed away a little after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 from complications. Gorilla Forest keepers spent…


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Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth at LouisvilleKY’s Zoo

LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 29 Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April will feature special activities including zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 29 and conservation-minded events every weekend. “While celebrating the Earth is the focus of the event, one of the most wonderful things about it is the awareness it…


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LouisvilleKY’s new Omni to host new jazz concert series

Story from gotolouisville.com Louisville, KY- The Derby City Jazz Festival in collaboration with the brand-new Omni Hotel Louisville, have announced their exclusive monthly concert series titled “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” featuring National Recording Artists. The first series of “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” will feature the internationally known Bob Baldwin on March 30th at 7PM. This fresh series will create a first class experience, bringing more diversity, sophistication and fun to Louisville. “This partnership with the Omni Hotel is yet another realization of the importance of recognizing diversity in the community, and their willingness to step up and offer…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle has released 2018 Bourbon Lineup

From forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY. – Prepare to whet your whistle at Forecastle’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, the 2018 Bourbon Lodge™– returning for the sixth consecutive year to offer some of the finest bourbons in the Bluegrass State. Check the website the full list of unique offerings, plus updates on the Rarities Bar, Flight Bar, and Bourbon Cares presented by Liquor Barn, and more! Bourbon Lodge memberships are also available.   *Bulleit Bourbon *Four Roses Bourbon *Maker’s Mark *Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon *Jim Beam *Old Forester *Wild Turkey *Larceny Bourbon