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Bob, perhaps not a Great Man, but a Great Play

In the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to see Bob because I know there was some connection to White Castle. I, like many, have a love-hate relationship with the slider. A once-a-year indulgence usually preceeded by being perhaps a bit “overserved.” How could a piece of Americana be inspiration for a play at Actors Theatre of Louisville? Talk about mixing low cuisine with high culture. Part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Bob was written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Nachtrieb was inspired and intrigued back in 2009 as he was working on another play at ATL and…


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Walking, Jogging or Running Your Way Back to Health

  By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. It’s time to get outside and take advantage of all the really great parks we have available to us in the Louisville area. You can walk, jog or run. Walking burns less calories unless you can walk fast and raise your heart rate. Jogging and running burn more calories in less time but if you have not exercised at all start walking and then walk, jog and then you can begin running. You can use the following calculator to determine how many calories you have burned walking, jogging or running. http://health.discovery.com/centers/cholesterol/activity/activity.html . There…


Heart Centered Event!

In this town we host many leading edge events like the IdeaFest and Festival of Faiths. We are also blessed to have  the Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness organized by Virginia Gilpin from Bardstown, Ky. Before coming back to Louisville I don’t believe I ever attended this kind of event. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical. A good sense discernment is of great value. And now that I have “cased the joint” for you, I am saying “come on down!”. Many great offerings for sessions, readings and products. The line up of speakers and topics is outstanding –…


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Danger, Danger: Living in Rubbertown, Butchertown

Kelly McKnight, who works across the street from the Swift plant in Butchertown, knew something was wrong when he walked out his building’s front door and saw a bunch of people in white coats milling about. So he altered his plan to go out and went back to his office. But the water he got once inside “tasted metallic” and a c0-worker said his eyes were burning. He later felt he was getting a headache. At 11:30, he said, firefighters came inside and forced everyone out.  The ammonia leak at the Swift Packing Plant had caused officials to warn everyone…


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More Motherlodge plus an Op-Ed/Whine on Shows Starting on Time

I’m playing on Thursday night at the Monkey Wrench as part of the Motherlodge Festivities. If you ask me what Thursday’s show will be like, I will tell you that I don’t know. I will also tell you that my control issues are flipping out because I don’t know. Actually, I’m not sure if it’s about control because I don’t really care what the vibe or order of the show is. I only want to be forewarned. Is that the same thing? Control versus knowledge? Really, if we’re talking about control issues, let’s talk about my favorite “cause” in the…


Gone is Gaga. Ready for Rizo.

Hipsters who DID NOT bother to join the Top 40 crowd (wearing only their tighty-whities and face paint) will be glad to know that that Gaga is ga gone, and another ” Lady”  lands her act in Louisville this week.  Lady Rizo is the alter ego for singer and performance artist Amelia Zirin-Brown, who won a Grammy in 2010 for her work with Yo Yo Ma, and is featured on Moby’s most recent recordings.   Friday night I had a seat in the packed house at Joe’s Pub in New York City for Lady Rizo’s mix of sexy song and schtick (complete with a…


March Serenity Events in La Grange

March Serenity in downtown La Grange is a month of events to nourish and educate. I have been enjoying the hospitality of this small charming town for the past two Saturdays and will be there again tomorrow. Come join me! Back to Nature is the March 19th theme featuring gardening supplies, green lifestyles, healers, home-made foods, crafters, gardeners, free range chickens and eggs from local farmers. Demonstrations and talks include slow cooking, gardening and environmental films. Speakers CC = Community Center & HC = History Center 10am – How to Find and Explore Your Best Personal Strengths, Chelley Rouda, CC…


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Kentucky Crafted This Weekend. It Must Be Spring!

Good news for “Buy Handmade” junkies like me. The first big arts and craft show of the year, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, opens to the public on Saturday & Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B. This indoor show, featuring 200 Kentucky Artisans was ranked the #1 Art Show in the country by American Style Magazine readers. The Kentucky Arts Council does an excellent job in producing this event. Not only will you see fabulous art from Kentucky artisans but you will have the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s traditional arts of fiddling, banjo playing and basket making….


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Bacon, Bourbon and Beer

Coming from the world of fundraising, not many events catch my eye. I’ve been on the rubber chicken circuit enough to know that many of these events: 1) are not necessarily big fundraisers despite the amount of money put into them (we’re talking net dollars, folks) 2) are not all much fun and 3) are the same people go to the same events and pose for the same society pictures. Often, if you really want to help a charity, just write a check without expecting to be wined and dined. That being said, events are a great way to learn…


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Surprise: Flash Mob is Coming Real Soon

The thing about Flash Mobs is that you really don’t know when or where they’re going to happen. But I can tell you that one will happen in Louisville today. I just can’t tell you when or where, because if I did, someone would kill me. Just kidding. Sort of.  Emily Carroll, a media buyer at Leapfrog Interactive, says she came up with the idea of organizing a flash mob after watching an episode of the TV show Modern Family. Emily is just 25, but said it was “bucket list” thing for her to organize and execute one. Officially a…