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Inaugural Culinary Kickoff is off to the races in LouisvilleKY

  All-Star Celebrity Chefs Come Together to Raise Funds for the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday, May 4, 2017 Featuring celebrity chefs Todd English (PBS’ Food Trip with Todd English), Beau MacMillan (Food Network), Damaris Phillips (Food Network) and elite vintners, followed by a special live performance honoring Muhammad Ali.   Louisville, KY, – The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 North Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4th from 6pm – 2am. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, will prepare a four-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo throws another party for the planet

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 30   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 includes special activities: zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 30 and conservation-minded events every weekend.   “This is truly an incredible event for those in our community…


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Cuban art sale to benefit LouisvilleKY graduate students

LOUISVILLE, KY — The University of Louisville Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (http://sun.louisville.edu) is holding a special sale of original artwork by Cuban artists through April 1 at City Cafe on Broadway.   In all, 35 pieces by prominent Cuban artists are available in the collection, including some pieces acquired from the National Art Gallery of Cuba. Others were obtained by Professor John Gilderbloom during dozens of trips to the island nation on friendship tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department of the U.S. Government between 1997-2016. Gilderbloom is donating the artwork to the sale.   100% of Proceeds from…


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LouisvilleKy’s 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild Join Forces to Create The Hotel Room of the Future

Crowd-sourced contest opens today LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two rule-breaking Louisville-based companies have joined forces to transform the hotel guest experience. 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild™ are seeking the next great idea for The Hotel Room of the Future. Today’s travelers aren’t looking for just any place to lay their heads. Hotel guests today are more engaged, tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive to their surroundings than ever before, yet the average hotel room and experience hasn’t changed much in the last several decades. “After an engaging meeting with the FirstBuild team last year, we were inspired to find ways to continue…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders Monday to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs. “The nice weather we’ve had recently has given people the urge to get out and explore,” Fischer said. “There’s a little of something for everyone in the South Points Scenic Area – restaurants, landmarks, beautiful parks – and attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum. It’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bellarmine and JCPS to host second annual STEAM Maker Faire for local students

  Louisville, KY., – The second Bellarmine-JCPS STEAM Maker Faire will take place Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Bellarmine University’s SuRF Center. The free event will feature students (with project teachers and coaches) presenting their designs and creations based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) investigations they have learned as part of a partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson County Public Schools. Last year’s event drew over 200 community visitors observing and participating in experiments involving topics such as robotics, coding and solar energy; while this year’s specific exhibits promise to be a surprise, organizers…


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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Famous festival of plays kicks off today

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Jeff Augustin, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah DeLappe, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Claire Kiechel, Basil Kreimendahl, Chelsea Marcantel, Molly Smith Metzler, Ramiz Monsef Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are very proud to announce the lineup for the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays. A cultural highlight for theatregoers, artists and industry professionals across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 9, 2017. This year’s Festival program will feature six world premieres, including (in order of opening): o I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon o We’re…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners have a busy March schedule

Upcoming Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in March to provide a home buyers fair, three job fair opportunities for Sodexo,  two prom dress giveaway events, an event featuring summer camps and programs for youth, part two in the series “Heroin Addiction in Our Own Backyard”, and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church,…


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LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to host famous scholar

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2017) – Building on a committed focus to support and encourage entrepreneurism and local business sustainability in Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is will host a public reception for renowned scholar Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard on Monday, March 6 from 10:30am-11:30 at the Brandeis School of Law’s Cox Lounge. The reception is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to  www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/upcoming-events. This reception is in conjunction with the highly anticipated panel discussion on Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage, being presented by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, the UofL Diversity Committee,…