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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…


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LouisvilleKY’s annual Pints for Parkinson’s set for April 18

    Louisville, KY., – The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live are honored to host the 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, starting at 5 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the annual tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master Nick Landers. Other local breweries will be uniting to benefit Parkinson’s Center of Kentuckiana – Pints Unite! Featured breweries and distilleries to include Jim Beam, Sam Adams, Goodwood, Against the Grain, Ethereal, Fall City, West 6th, and more.   Gordon Biersch will be offering $3 pints of their Maibock beer that evening starting at 5 p.m. with…


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Jecorey “1200” Arthur to Produce Special Concert Honoring 50th Anniversary of “Hey Jude”  

Photo from Abbey Road on the River’s Facebook page… Jeffersonville, IN (March 21, 2018) – Producers of the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River are working with local educator and acclaimed musician Jecorey “1200” Arthur to present a special show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Hey Jude,” one of The Beatles most iconic songs. Variations on Hey Jude, arranged and produced by Arthur, will feature an ensemble cast of more than 50 dancers, actors, and musicians, spanning from professional touring artists to local elementary school students. The 30-minute concert will explore renditions of the song in various musical styles including country, salsa, bluegrass,…


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LouisvilleKY’s favorite baby gorilla is growing up

Gorilla Kindi Turns Two Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will celebrate infant gorilla Kindi’s 2nd birthday with a public celebration on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in Gorilla Forest. Kindi’s official birthday is March 14.  To celebrate, Kindi and her surrogate mother Kweli will receive special birthday treats made by their keepers, fun enrichment items and, of course, Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.”   ABOUT KINDI Kindi was born via emergency cesarean section on March 14, 2016. Sadly, her mother, Mia Moja, passed away a little after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 from complications. Gorilla Forest keepers spent…


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Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth at LouisvilleKY’s Zoo

LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 29 Louisville, KY., – 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 will feature special activities including zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 29 and conservation-minded events every weekend. “While celebrating the Earth is the focus of the event, one of the most wonderful things about it is the awareness it…


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LouisvilleKY’s new Omni to host new jazz concert series

Story from gotolouisville.com Louisville, KY- The Derby City Jazz Festival in collaboration with the brand-new Omni Hotel Louisville, have announced their exclusive monthly concert series titled “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” featuring National Recording Artists. The first series of “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” will feature the internationally known Bob Baldwin on March 30th at 7PM. This fresh series will create a first class experience, bringing more diversity, sophistication and fun to Louisville. “This partnership with the Omni Hotel is yet another realization of the importance of recognizing diversity in the community, and their willingness to step up and offer…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle has released 2018 Bourbon Lineup

From forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY. – Prepare to whet your whistle at Forecastle’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, the 2018 Bourbon Lodge™– returning for the sixth consecutive year to offer some of the finest bourbons in the Bluegrass State. Check the website the full list of unique offerings, plus updates on the Rarities Bar, Flight Bar, and Bourbon Cares presented by Liquor Barn, and more! Bourbon Lodge memberships are also available.   *Bulleit Bourbon *Four Roses Bourbon *Maker’s Mark *Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon *Jim Beam *Old Forester *Wild Turkey *Larceny Bourbon


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces this season’s lineup

Louisville, KY: Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to announce the 2018—2019 Season, beginning in September. Artistic Director Les Waters introduces the lineup, “In the coming season, we examine identity and ask ‘Who are we and how did we get here?’ We are delighted to welcome back Lucas Hnathwith his witty and electrifying A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Dominique Morisseau with Pipeline, her incisive and heartfelt look at education and the responsibilities of being a parent. We are proud to produce the Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both a thrilling ‘whodunnit’ and ‘who am I?.’ In the acclaimed Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Mr….


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LouisvilleKY Frazier History Museum and Commonwealth’s Bourbon country nabs travel kudos

LOUISVILLE, KY.,  – BOURBON COUNTRY has been named one of the “TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES” for 2018 by LONELY PLANET. The travel media authority named the Kentucky region No. 8 on its list of must-see places to visit. “The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills topped with stately horse farms, its fierce devotion to college basketball and, most importantly, its bourbon,” Lonely Planet said. “The state’s distilling heritage runs deep, and those looking for a taste should head straight to Kentucky Bourbon Country, the golden triangle between LOUISVILLE, Lexington and Elizabethtown where this seasoned spirit comes to life.” Lonely Planet also…


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Best-Selling Author Liz Curtis Higgs to Speak at LouisvilleKY’s Christian Academy Gala on February 23

  Louisville, KY – The Christian Academy School System, which provides a traditional education in a Christ-centered environment to more than 3,000 students on four campuses, will host its annual fundraiser on Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm. The 2018 Christian Academy Gala will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, located at 280 West Jefferson Street, and will be emceed by WDRB-TV Anchor Elizabeth Woolsey. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs will be the featured speaker at the event, which will include a VIP reception and book signing at 5:30pm, a silent auction emceed by Kelly K of the WDJX Ben Davis and Kelly K Morning Show beginning at 6:30pm, a…