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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….


John Bizzell, Rolf Eisinger, Jerry Abramson and Keith Lerme

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…


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Mornings at Churchill with the Contenders and Wagner’s

The magic of Derby Week is best exemplified in the pre-dawn mist any morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. Walk in from Longfield, and you see the effort it takes to stage the sport’s premier event. The beautiful beasts you encounter in the few hundred yards walking are bigger than you’d expect. They’re lively, too, heads bobbing through their stables, neighs heard from near and far away. You see exercise riders atop their steeds, guiding the stars of the show back and forth to the racing surface. Grooms pace around barns leading thoroughbreds by their bridles. You see the famous names on…


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Esquire Magazine Sponsoring Back-to-Back Derby Events

Partygoers looking for the ultimate Derby experience are invited to attend back-to-back events with Esquire beginning on Thursday, May 4, with the Inaugural Culinary Kickoff and continuing on Friday, May 5, with the Esquire Derby Gala. Both events will offer lavish food and beverage offerings. The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 N Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4 from 6PM – 2AM. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, and Damaris Phillips will prepare a three-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine pairings will be provided by…


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First Steller’s Sea-Eagle Hatchlings in LouisvilleKY in 48 years

Photos taken from The Louisville Zoo’s nest cam… Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Zoo is thrilled to announce the first Steller’s sea-eagle hatchlings in the Zoo’s 48-year history. The Zoo’s collection has included Steller’s sea-eagles for nearly 20 years, although the new sea-eagle exhibit opened in 2013 and features a 50-foot-tall aviary where you can see red-breasted geese, azure-winged magpie and mandarin ducks. The eaglets can be seen daily on a nest cam at the exhibit in Glacier Run.   “These two hatchings are significant to the Species Survival Plan as a whole bringing the total of Steller’s sea-eagle managed population…


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This year’s LouisvilleKY Buy Local Fair to be Held May 21st

Event to add craft cocktail competition as a new feature Louisville, KY (April 21, 2017) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.   The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Louisville’s Jewish Community Center Presents Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration 2017

The “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts; Free to the Public   Louisville, KY, – – The Jewish Community Relations Council and The J (formerly known as JCC) invites the entire community to enjoy this captivating production,“I Never Saw Another Butterfly”, (directed by John Leffert staring local actors) dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims as a vow that it will never happen again! Matt Goldberg, Director of Community Relations-Jewish Federation of Louisville: “As we get further and further away from the events of the Holocaust, it is more…