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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Reveals 2019 Artist Lineup

    The Killers, The Avett Brothers and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Top the Weekend’s Bill   Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches + Dozens More Playing July 12-14   Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET via ForecastleFest.com    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Embarking on its 17th year, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 12-14, 2019, including one of the most iconic alt-rock bands of the past decade, The Killers; high-energy folk rockers, The Avett Brothers; and 2019 Grammy-winning hip-hop, funk and soul performers Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The three-day…


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LouisvilleKY faces ‘devastating’ cuts in services

Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23. The potential cuts range from staffing reductions in nearly every Louisville Metro Government (LMG) department, including police, fire and…


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PNC Broadway in LouisvilleKY announces new season

Story and photos from PNC Broadway’s website… Louisville, KY., – PNC Broadway in Louisville has announced it’s 2019-2020 season line up. Tickets are currently on sale for renewing subscribers only. Tickets to the public go on sale March 28. PNC Broadway will issue emails when sales open. Here are the shows: Dear Evan Hansen The Band’s Visit Jesus Christ Superstar Miss Saigon US Anastasia The Musical Com From Away The Lion King – Musical


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LouisvilleKYs The 14th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival Begins April 23

Louisville, KY–Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to announce the return of the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s lineup will feature eight new plays by local high school students. The 14th annual festival will be sponsored by LG&E, KU Energy, and the Robert W. Rounsavall Jr. Family Foundation. New Voices will run from April 23-25 in the Bingham Theatre. This year, 836 students submitted plays in consideration for the New Voices Festival. This includes students from 32 schools in 6 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Selected plays for the festival were chosen by a group of 37 readers, made up of Actors Theatre staff and volunteers. The winning playwrights represent seven different high schools. This year’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Center announces official name of new performance venue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Center joined with Old Forester today to announce the name of its newest venue – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – a standing-room performance venue located between Vine and Brent Streets in the east downtown area. The new venue, opening this summer, reflects the two organizations’ hometown connection. In addition, The Kentucky Center announced a formal programming arrangement with Production Simple, a Louisville-based talent-buying and promotion company. The Old Forester’s Paristown Hall name is designed to celebrate our hometown and this historic neighborhood bound by Broadway, Barrett Avenue, Vine and Brent Streets. Old Forester’s Paristown Hall will be a general admission venue for…


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Tickets for KDF’s fashion event now on sale

Louisville, KY.   – Time to start planning what you’ll be wearing this spring to all the Derby Festival events. You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 28th.  Tickets are now on sale for the season’s most exclusive fashion event. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. NEW for 2019, there are three different ticket options for the show: 2nd Floor Lounge – $40 (includes hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, and reserved…


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LouisvilleKY focuses on service and visitor experience, Winter/Spring tourism certification classes schedule released

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the re-opening of the downtown convention center, additional hotel room inventory- including 600 rooms from the new Louisville Omni- and well as additional urban distilleries open in the Bourbon District, the tourism industry is welcoming a growing number of annual visitors to Louisville in 2019 and beyond. In a regional collaboration with the Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau, Louisville Tourism continues its involvement in the nationally-recognized Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) Network and announces the winter/spring schedule of classes.   The Louisville Tourism Ambassador Program trains applicants using Louisville-specific curriculum, a half-day training session, and an open-book exam…


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LouisvilleKY and Fund for the Arts announce new mural festival

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, the Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art have announced a transformational two-week mural festival set to launch in fall of 2019. The Imagine Mural Festival will bring talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods with the Smoketown neighborhood hosting the mural festival this year. Local artists are encouraged to submit their interests and qualifications by February 15, 2019 via www.fundforthearts.org/mural-festival. The central theme of the Imagine Mural Festival is Lean Into Louisville, a new initiative…


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JCPS cuts ribbon on new satellite office for LouisvilleKY families

Satellite Office @ Shawnee to offer tutoring, employment assistance and homeless support Story from JCPS website… Louisville, KY., – On January 22, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio cut the ribbon today on a new satellite office created to strengthen support for JCPS students and families by taking district resources directly to where they live. The office, located inside the west wing of the Academy @ Shawnee at 4018 W. Market Street, is the second satellite office to open under Dr. Pollio’s leadership. “Breaking down barriers and building up new ways to engage families and provide them with…


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Mayor Fischer launches Lean Into Louisville to confront and examine history of discrimination in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has launched Lean Into Louisville, an unprecedented series of presentations, conversations, activities and art exhibits that will explore and confront the history and legacy of all forms of discrimination and inequality in the city and the country. “Lean Into Louisville aligns with the work we’ve been doing from day one to create a city of equity and opportunity for everyone in Louisville,” said the Mayor. “It’s an important step forward for our city and it send a great message to the rest of the country and the world that Louisville is a city that understands…