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FREE! FREE! Get Your Queen Tix

Don’t forget — you’ve got a chance to sing along on Bohemian Rhapsody with the Louisville Orchestra, on us. We’re giving away a couple of tickets to Saturday night’s performance at the Louisville Palace, as the Orchestra runs through the Queen repertoire, from Killer Queen to We Will, We Will Rock You! All you have to do is to leave your real email address at the post on this link.

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The Reality — Mint Jubilee’s Big Attractions

OK, Concentrate really hard. Think Sunshine. It’s bound to come sooner or later, just not in the next few days. All this rain guarantees we will have good weather Derby Week, so let’s talk about that. This morning the Mint Jubilee announced that it has an impressive list of celebrities lined up for the big party on Derby Eve at the Palace. Matt Battaglia, hosting the party along with Chris Thieneman and his brother Tom Thieneman Jr., is pulling out the stops to pull in the celebs. And if meeting reality TV stars is your thing, the Jubilee is your…

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Way To Go, Louisville!

Every day more Louisville residents are leaving their car keys at home, strapping on a helmet and pedaling to work, shopping, and other familiar locations. As a result they’re getting healthier and wealthier with every pedal stroke. A perfect time to join them is during May, National Bike to Work Month. May is the perfect time to replace your car with your bike on the way to work, and with gas prices approaching $4 a gallon, you can collect an unexpected pay raise. Bike Louisville is in the process of planning a Bike to Work Day Celebration on Friday, May…

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The Heat is On

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville and Metro United Way today announced 27 grants totaling $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations that help create a college-going culture in the Louisville community. This funding is in response to the vision created by 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership that is working to increase the number of people in our community with college degrees by 55,000 by the year 2020.  Over 140 requests for funding were received. Grants were awarded for programs that address five key “tipping points” that are predictors of students’ future success in their educational journey:…

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Thunder was Like Watching Planes Fly

A friend of mine said no one would get the pun — that the WLKY-TV broadcast of Thunder over Louisville was so devoid of anything actually happening it was like watching paint dry, or planes fly. With a huge percentage of the planned air show canceled, the broadcast was left with a lot, A HUGE AMOUNT, it seemed, of time to fill. So during the mid-afternoon, when I was watching, I was almost cringing for Vicki Dortch, who spent the afternoon anchoring the show with Rick Van Hoose on the Belvedere, stretching their segments and complaining about the cold. There…

Queen for the Night: An Evening With Cleopatra

Cleopatra has moved  into the neighborhood…but you don’t have to take her a bundt cake or send the welcome wagon, you just need to take a drive up 1-71 to  the Museum Center of Cincinnati to see a portion of her fabulous palace as Queen, Pharaoh, and last ruler of Egypt  Cleopatra:The Search For The Last Queen Of Egypt I had the privilege to attend a  private showing of the exhibit hosted by the Hilti Corporation ( a global construction manufacturer that I happen to work for) with the owner Michael Hilti himself present. And since he is the 224th richest man in the world, it was a very…

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Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

Rain or shine, one night each month Louisville’s active transportation advocates get together for food and beverages wherever they can find enough bicycle parking. You should come, even if you need to drive. You’ll meet people from all walks of life. No pun intended. The thing we have in common is some measure of independence from automobiles. Come see. Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Can you believe I posted this bit of shameless promotion from my phone! This is crazy for a guy who started out as a printer setting lead type by hand. By the way, folks, here’s…