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Busy Month at LouisvilleKy’s zoo

LouisvilleKY., – September is a busy month at The Louisville Zoo. Here’s what’s going on:   Sept. 9 7th Annual WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert 1 p.m. in the Oasis Field Take a trip back in time with the best of 60s and 70s local bands when they get together for one huge concert. FREE with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership. Bring a chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 12:55 p.m.         National Anthem by The Doo Wop All Stars 1 p.m.                 The Epics 2 p.m.                 Wulfe Bros. with Sherry Edwards 4 p.m.                 Doo Wop All Stars…


idea festival

LouisvilleKY’s IdeaFestival 2017 Releases Full Agenda

Presenters include CNN’s John King, play expert Peter Gray, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, musician psychiatrist Richard Kogan, WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss and more LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeaFestival® 2017, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces Delta Dental as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Festival boasts over 20 presenters who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Festival Passes are currently on sale for $249. Festival Pass pricing will increase and Day Passes will be available on September 5th. The Festival kicks off…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

  LOUISVILLE —Mayor Greg Fischer announced Sunday that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display. “I recognize that some people say all these monuments should be left alone, because they are part of our history,” Fischer said. “But we need to discuss and interpret our history from multiple perspectives and from different viewpoints. That’s why a community conversation is crucial.” “Both our human values…


worldfest

LouisvilleKY WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

  15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere LOUISVILLE  – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere. More than 70 local and regional entertainers will offer a variety of music, dance styles and beats, ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more. Headliner acts will include Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, Cheili Minucci & the EFK All Stars with Karen Briggs, Billy Goat Strut…


waterfront botanical gardens

LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation from Sam Shine Foundation

Louisville, KY., – Botanica, Inc. has received a gracious donation of $1 million from the Sam Shine Foundation, a charitable organization founded by area businessman and philanthropist Sam M. Shine, to advance development of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Mr. Shine is founder, president and owner of Samtec, Inc., a $40 million corporation headquartered in New Albany, Indiana, that manufactures electronic connectors. A lifelong New Albany resident, Mr. Shine graduated from Indiana University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Including the $1 million donation, Botanica has raised $5.7 million for the first phase of the project….


South Central Regional Library

New LouisvilleKY library opens in Okolona

Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library open new South Central Regional Library 40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology Photo from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE (July 21, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona. The 40,000-square-foot facility, which replaces the much-smaller Okolona branch, enhances service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County, with new books and cutting-edge technology that encourages learning at all stages of life. The library the second of three…


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LouisvilleKY’s Birracibo Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer Presents “Lasagna for Little Ones” for StageOne Family Theatre

  Louisville, KY – – July 29th is National Lasagna Day and Birracibo (literally translates into “Beer” and “Food”) is celebrating with a Fund-Raising Spectacle to benefit Stage One, filling your tummy with four of the most delicious Lasagnas known to man. Chef Jenn Jewel present a classic, an original, a KY homegrown, and an International Lasagna to tantalize even the pickiest taste buds.   We will be featuring a classic Italian Lasagna that Chef Jenn will add a twist or two. Our second one will be a Smoked Turkey Hot Brown. Thirdly, we must not forget our vegan friends exploding with veggie goodness. And lastly, we will celebrate another…


jane austen festival

‘Largest Jane Austen Event in North America’ to be held at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove this weekend

Louisville, KY., – A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more! Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival promises sustainable practices this weekend

This information was gathered from forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY., – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. In addition to efforts on-site to reduce carbon emissions and limit landfill waste, the event contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, an affiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit with land-level conservation projects in Kentucky, Brazil, Indonesia, and more. With support from our like-minded partners, Forecastle is happy to include the following programs and experiences to encourage sustainable living both at the festival and at home. ARCADIA POWER It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to…


Jimmy Ellis

LouisvilleKY Councilwomen to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Jimmy Ellis

Honorary sign to be unveiled on Saturday, July 8th at 11:30am  Louisville – On Saturday, July 8th, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family, friends of the late Jimmy Ellis to unveil an honorary sign at 3rd Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard to commemorate his life and legacy. “Metro Louisville is ready to show the world that Jimmy Ellis was another of our local sports greats. He left us all too soon,” says Sexton Smith. “He was a champion in the sport of boxing and an inspiration to many people young and old and both in an out of…