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Sixth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards is set for this week in LouisvilleKY

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Amy Carlson, Dave Eggers, and Sister Larraine Lauter among honorees Photo from the Muhammad Ali Center’s Facebook page… LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The sixth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday evening at the Omni Louisville Hotel. The fundraising gala celebrates individuals from around the world who are driven to becoming change agents for the common good. In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young people age 30 and under, will be honored with an award for each of Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality. Lonnie Ali, Co-Founder…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fifth annual Brightside Bash set for September 20

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – Brightside, Louisville’s organization for keeping the city clean and green through beautification and education, will be holding its 5th annual Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation from 6-9 p.m. on September 20 at The Louisville Palace (625 S. 4th Street). First held in 2014, the Bash serves as a fundraiser for the Brightside Foundation, which works to ensure funding to allow Brightside to continue offering its many educational programs, sustainability initiatives and beautification projects across our community. This year’s Bash will also include the second Brightside Awards, an opportunity for Brightside to thank…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Kite Festival set for its second year of high-flying fun

Story from LousivilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY. – The second-annual “Family Kite Festival” will take place on the grounds of the historic Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Sept. 16, 2018. Admission to the Kite Festival is free, although concessions will be offered for sale. The first 300 children in attendance at the festival will receive a free kite. Activities include performances from the Chicago Kite Team and Pigs Aloft Stationary Kites; stilt walkers; bubble making, kite making, jugglers, children’s games and complimentary tours (donations accepted) of the Farnsley-Moremen House. The LMPD display helicopter will also be at the festival for kids to enjoy. “The…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces 2018-2019 Professional Training Company

Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to introduce the 2018-2019 Professional Training Company. Each year, Actors Theatre of Louisville invites talented and motivated early-career theatre professionals to undertake a nine-month long training program that combines hands-on practical experience with professional development opportunities. Entering its 47th Season, the Professional Training Company is one of the oldest pre-professional training programs in the nation, and has built a legacy of supporting the long-term vitality of American theatre through the mentorship and fostering rising talent in the field. Managing Director Kevin E. Moore shares, “on behalf of the whole Actors Theatre team, we’re thrilled to greet this new crop of…


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LouisvilleKY to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

Experience Bourbon Heritage Month Where It All Began Ways locals and visitors can participate in national celebration   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 28, 2018) – Since 2007 when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville has been shining a spotlight on the state’s signature asset. As a complement to Bardstown’s anchor event, the annual week-long Kentucky Bourbon Festival in mid-September, Louisville will toast the nation’s only native spirit the entire month. Louisville attractions, restaurants and bars will be hosting various Bourbon-themed events open to the public to bring Bourbon drinkers and leisure travelers into the city. Starting September 1,…


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Free Art Festival Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 24, 2018) – The Big Four Bridge Art Festival returns for a second year September 8-9 under the Big Four Bridge. The show features art from 200+ local, national and international artists. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. The two days will showcase music, food trucks and kids activities alongside the art. Foggy Bottom Farm will be have llamas, with the popular pink llamas from 12-5pm daily, as well as angora rabbits and other kid-friendly animals. There will also be a children’s paint and drawing station where children will be encouraged to paint…


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“Riders for Heroes” hit the road August 25th to help LouisvilleKY first responders and veterans

Louisville – On Saturday, August 25th more than 300 motorcycles are expected to hit the road as “Riders for Heroes” begins its fund raising efforts to help local first responders and veterans organizations. It is the beginning of an event to honor those who put their lives on the line every day with an afternoon of fun and live music. “I am honored to join UAW Local 862 and its members in celebrating the third year of this event,” says Metro Council President David James (D-6). “Riders for Heroes is a chance for all of us to say thank you…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo gets a new addition

 Addax Calf born at Louisville Zoo Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo welcomed a male Saharan addax calf born early morning Sunday, August 19. The mother is Patella and the father is Laird. The calf weighs a little over 18 lbs. This is the 59th calf born here at the Zoo. Addax have been a part of the Zoo since it opened in 1969. The International Union for Conservation of Nature cites the Saharan addax as critically endangered. In 2016, field researchers estimated that less than 100 individuals remain in the remnant wild. The addax is found in arid regions of…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities. The initiative will connect Russell residents and businesses that have been the backbone of the neighborhood with opportunities to build long-term individual and community wealth so that planned and underway new investment creating a renaissance in Russell does not result in their displacement. This initiative…


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Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…