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Legendary Jazz Guitarist to hold concert for Fight to End LouisvilleKY homelessness

  Louisville, Kentucky – For the second time in four years, legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell will donate his time and talents in support of the Coalition for the Homeless’ efforts to end homelessness in Louisville. Frisell, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards who was named Guitarist of the Year a record a 12-times in the Downbeat Jazz Critics Poll, will perform a solo concert at Headliners Music Hall on Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’ “Rx: Housing” program, which is currently focused on eliminating young adult homelessness in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Comfy Cow creates custom ice cream flavor to help Louisville Zoo celebrate 50th anniversary

LouisvilleKY – To help the Louisville Zoo celebrate its 50th anniversary Comfy Cow has created a custom-made ice cream available in stores March 1 – October 31. Polar Bear Freeze is made with a white chocolate ice cream, Oreo pieces and chocolate chips. It will be available in all five stores. Comfy Cow has generously offered 20% of the proceeds of the sale of Polar Bear Freeze to the Zoo. The Zoo is celebrating its 50 anniversary all year long. The big community celebration — 50Fest — is set for May 18 – 19.  Guests can meet the Zoo’s new animal mascots including…


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LouisvilleKy’s Parks Foundation completes construction on turf soccer field in William Harrison Park

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Fischer joined the Louisville Parks Foundation (LPF), members of the Louisville City FC soccer club, Louisville Parks and Recreation staff, other city officials and donors to celebrate the completion of a new turf soccer field in William Harrison Park. The construction of the field will complete Phase II of three in the LPF turf soccer field campaign for South Louisville, which includes five new fields in three public parks. Funding for the $183,500 project was the result of a partnership between the Louisville Parks Foundation, a non-profit that supports Louisville Parks and Recreation, Louisville City FC, former…


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LouisvilleKY hotel Inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 2018

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest and most significant historic hotels, has inducted 27 historic hotels into membership in 2018. The oldest hotel dates back to the 1880s. Many of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historically significant building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. 16 of the 27 historic hotels inducted in 2018 are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, four of the…


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LouisvilleKY among winners in national health challenge

Louisville, KY., – As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting community health and wellness, the Aetna Foundation today announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge). Louisville Metro’s West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative (WLORI) was selected as a runner-up to grant-prize winner, Charlotte, North Carolina (Mecklenburg, County) in the mid-sized city or county category (population 250,001 – 600,000 The WLORI is a multi-sector, grant-funded initiative, based at Jefferson Memorial Forest to create equitable access in west Louisville through expansion of Louisville ECHO (Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors) programming and implementation of proposed outdoor recreation infrastructure…


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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…