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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…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


Actors Theatre of Louisville performs PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Pipeline Hits Home at Actors Theatre

It was fortunate that the debut of “Pipeline” at Actors Theatre coincided with my son Nick’s visit here. Nick is studying theatre in Italy, and is currently working on a presentation of Hamlet there. He was impressed, of course, with the staging and technical aspects of “Pipeline.” But the play’s subject matter, as written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau, is what stimulated a lengthy conversation. We both were affected by the play’s story, which chronicles many issues of race in America, primarily the school-to-prison pipeline that exists for many African-American males. Actors’ press materials describe it as a production that…


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LouisvilleKY sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer says Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Mayor Fischer signed the Global Covenant of Mayors, an agreement signed by leaders of more than 9,000 cities across the world committing to inventory and develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, cities play a major role in these efforts, as 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities. Greenhouse gases get trapped in the atmosphere, which causes warming and leads to climate change. These gases…


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LouisvilleKY racked up accolades in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National media, including a multitude of prominent travel and tourism authorities, singled out Louisville in 2018 affirming the city as one of the “U.S. Cities on the Rise” as well as one of “The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”  A major highlight was Lonely Planet designating Bourbon Country one of the “10 Top U.S. Destinations for 2018.” Louisville’s culinary scene continues to be an attraction, bolstered by Top Chef Kentucky’s filming of the show’s 16th season and accolades including Fodor’s Travel nod to the city on their list of “Cities with an Unexpectedly International…