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Krekel Party at Saints is the Place to get a Special CD

They’ve only made 300 copies, so you might want to arrive early at Saints Saturday to get the special CD produced by Tim Krekel’s musical friends. As Rusty Satellite Show listeners heard on the show this week, the songs were recorded shortly before Krekel’s death eight years ago. It was the result of a request Tim made to Steve Eilers, who was interviewed on the podcast. “Tim asked me to get his friends to record his songs, so he could hear them,” Eilers explained. And Krekel did get to hear most of the songs on the CD. It’s taken eight…


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges. “Public art can take many forms. As our city grows and changes, so do the artists and their unique approach to contemporary topics,”…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Two New Maned Wolf Pups

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo maned wolf zoo keepers have chosen five sets of possible names for the Zoo’s newest additions — two female maned wolf pups — and the Zoo wants your help in selecting the winning names.  The pups were born February 14 to wolves Sadie and Rocko, both five years old. The pups are the first to be born at the Zoo in ten years. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the maned wolf as near threatened.   Listed below are the five sets of names for which the public is invited to…


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Butterflies are blooming at Louisvilleky’s Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo starts summer with a burst of color as the new Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 24.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in the new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guest interpret…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns May 31st

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – May 31st  Concert   Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge.   This concert will feature The Mavericks, Hollis Brown and Peter Searcy. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Louisville City Football Club, Quest Outdoors and Live Nation. “The Mavericks’ “Brand New Day” is skillfully paced for…


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New Exhibit Opens at the Muhammad Ali Center as part of LouisvilleKY festival

  Presented by ESPN and National Center for Civil and Human Rights Exhibit part of community-wide “I Am Ali” Festival   LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 11, 2017) — Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change exhibit, presented by ESPN® and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opens to the public at the Ali Center on May 25th. The exhibit invites visitors to walk among giants like Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, and Billie Jean King. Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is included in the “I Am Ali” festival, the six-week, community-wide festival celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, taking place from June 3-July 15, 2017….


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THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…


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CycLOUvia returns to LouisvilleKY this Saturday

Louisville – CycLOUvia makes an exciting return this coming Saturday, May 13th, to three Metro Louisville neighborhoods and Council Members Pat Mulvihill (D-10) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) are encouraging people to come out and have fun. “Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park are three areas with a rich history and great people who live and work there,” says Mulvihill. “CycLOUvia is a great way for these neighbors to come out, ride their bike or walk around and get to know the area. Folks come out, have fun and discover some of the exciting businesses located there, both old and new.”…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates Mother’s Day

May at the Zoo Presented by McDonalds® Restaurants of Kentuckiana Mothers get into Zoo Free Mother’s Day   Louisville, KY., – Mothers get free general admission to the Louisville Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The day includes Zoo keeper talks featuring the Zoo’s animal moms and a scavenger hunt. The first 500 moms receive a free goody bag. McDonaldland® characters Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar will make appearances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other May events at the Zoo: Throo the Zoo May 13 The wildest 5K run/walk in town is May 13…


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Hey LouisvilleKY! Learn how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours!

Information from www.lfpl.org Louisville, Ky., – Want to learn how to belly dance? Make origami? Raise chickens? Brew Turkish coffee? These are just a sample of more than 100 things you can learn in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to make a robot, bullet journal, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance a Renaissance jig, spot fake news, and write Arabic calligraphy. Kid-friendly activities include how to make ice cream in a bag, how to play percussion from around the…