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Life for many is about to change!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 4, 2011,  1 PM Eastern time,  location apples town Hall auditorium in Cupertino California. That’s when Apple is scheduled to announce something. The invitation handed out to a select few journalists was cryptic but entertaining! It shows icons for the date,time, location and one message waiting. That new message for many of us will potentially change our lives. Think I’m being too dramatic about this, no chance! Let me explain. Along with the much-anticipated announcement of a new iPhone (which many believe to be the iPhone 5) comes a new possible word for our…


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Coming: White Out at Fairgrounds

Well, let’s give credit for creativity to organizers of Snow Ball Park, who plan to transform a white elephant into a winter playground. The Fair Board held a press conference today to announce that Cardinal Stadium at the Fairgrounds is being equipped with a tubing hill, a maze and ice sculptures in hopes of creating a family-friendly amusement park with snow manufactured from SnowMagic, “The world’s first temperature independent snow making system.” It will be marketed as a family fun experience, with dinner, drinks also available on site. It’ll cost you $15 to get in, plus the $8 it takes…


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Businessman Turns Comedian

Talk about a success story!  Brad Lanning – owner of Lanning Paints in Middletown – has been doing stand-up comedy for several years.  This week, he is performing for his first full week as a headliner at the Comedy Caravan.  Shows are Wed-Sun & reservations are recommended.  Come out and see the local business owner turned comedian.  You KNOW you need a laugh!!!


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U of L School of Dentistry Reinvents Itself with $45 million of Renovations

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.  The University of Louisville School of Dentistry today marked the completion of a two-year renovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $45 million project added more than 20,000 sq. feet and renovated another 211,000 sq. feet. The school had received few updates since it moved from Brook and Broadway to Preston Street in 1970. “U of L has a mission to improve the lives of people in the Commonwealth, and this is a visible way in which we are accomplishing that goal,” said James Ramsey, PhD, U of L President. “If we are to…


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It’s great to be a Louisvillian this weekend!

Okay Louisville I realize there are a ton of awesome things to do here in Louisville this weekend. Lt. Kessinger, the head of special events for the LMPD has told me there are 8 big events just on Saturday alone! Because I love and work for The St. James Court Art Show I must plug it, however, I know you will be able to work some of these other great events into the mix too. This kind of weekend is why we love to be Louisvillians! Old Louisville is gearing up for St James. Today the food vendors began to…


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Fairgrounds To use Technology to Rip You Off

Next time you go to the Fairgrounds, you might get the privilege of paying $8 to park through a machine. The state is paying some $3.2 million over 10 years to get the machines up and running in hopes of speeding your trip around Ring Road.  You’ll be able to use a credit card or cash. I think I’ll park over there behind the Cracker Barrel and walk in. Or try crashing the gate on my bike and see if the officials come up with an anti-bike rule, like they did for this year’s Kentucky State Fair. I’m not complaining…


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Tedeschi-Trucks and Ken-Ducks Rule This Weekend

This is one of those colossal Louisville weekends — with so much to do and all without crossing a bridge. I want to point out and promote two big events for good causes, which is not in any way to dismiss the Idea Festival or the NuLu Fest, both of which I have plans to attend. On Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cadinal Stadium, there will something a lot more entertaining than a football game going on. The southern Blues of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band will play to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The husband-wife team of Derrick Trucks and Susan…


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We’ve Got Your Bridge Info, Right Here

I heard Rebecca Jackson, in a press conference yesterday, say that all President Obama has to do this week is declare an emergency for our little bridge situation, and the construction will start immediately on the East End bridge. Jackson, who leads a group that has done anti-River Fields advertising, talked to media yesterday along with David Jones and Bill Samuels, and some Metro Council members. Jones has offered $10 million in a loan to get the project started. He made an appearance on Great Day Live! on WHAS-TV this morning, and said another $6 million has been pledged to…


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Dracula Will Surprise, Scare You

Actors Theatre is in its 17th year of producing “Dracula” before Halloween. But I’d never been, and have somehow made it through 51 years without knowing what’s behind the legendary tale. And I don’t really get into all the vampire culture. When I went to the latest adaptation Friday night,  I half-expected a bunch of blood-sucking and horrific stuff straight out of the HBO series True Blood. What I saw was an amazing performance with great special effects that added up to a spine-tingling experience. I’d only heard about Bram Stoker’s novel, upon which all of the Dracula-ean legends are…


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Make it a PARKing Day

PARKING DAY: I’m glad to get behind this movement sponsored by Broken Sidewalk and the Urban Design Studio. Today, at seven spots around downtown,mini-parks will be set up in parking spaces. The idea is to call attention to the need for more urban greenspace, which is a pretty good idea. And if you’re so motivated you can ride your bike around to all seven of the designated spots. There’s a LOT going on this weekend, so much that driving all the way over to Lexington to see a couple of mediocre football teams play at Commonwealth Stadium seems a waste….