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What a cool idea! Evening bike ride to benefit a good cause

In these dog days of summer Prevent Blindness has come up with a very cool idea. It’s America’s first Night Rider. A light, evening bike ride followed by music from Gene Brock & The Hasselhoffs and The Hard Luck.  The event starts at Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane, in the heart of St. Matthews. Sign in and late registration begins at 7:30 p.m. The ride begins at about 9. Music begins at 10:30.  The $25 registration includes the ride, a Night Rider t-shirt, and admission to the show. All proceeds benefit Prevent Blindness America. For details on early…

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Fun and fitness for a cause

Got plans tonight? Here are two ways to get out and have fun and support Susan G Komen and Kosair Charities: Tonight is the launch party for the 2011 Pink Lounge starting at 6 at the Dressing Room, 2836 Frankfort Avenue. Event tickets will be sold at a special discounted price for this evening only. Purchase your lounge tickets & also receive 25% off any item of your choice at Dressing Room Boutique! The Pink Tie Lounge benefits Susan G Komen for the Cure. The signature cocktail of the Pink Lounge will be served, known as the ‘Fleur de Pink’! Not sure…

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Big win across the pond for Kentucky boy, Russ Cochran.

Yesterday, I tried to get a lot of the things done around my house that one never does unless company’s coming or one finally just screams that the toilet paper roll keeps falling off.  I’ve even lowered myself to leaving it semi-fixed and blaming the occasional guest in the powder room for its breakage and shaming them into fixing it, but the jig is up in my circle and alas, yesterday was the day for my honey do’s.  And, since I don’t currently have a honey, I’m my own honey. Sometimes, I reward myself with a glass of wine or…

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Some Good Louisville Things Come to an End

Yes, those Borders stores are closing at Gardiner Lane and on Shelbyville Road. They’re selling everything at 40 percent off, starting today. The going-out-of-business sale is going gangbusters at Doll’s Market, too. No one should be happy about these developments. Borders has been around 40 years, Doll’s more than 50. More Blue Lots: Why is it that Todd Blue seems so determined to create surface parking lots downtown in the place of historic buildings? Our Cindy Lamb is looking into that question, as Blue is in the midst of another fight with preservationists over a building at 306-310 Main Street….

‘Halfway’ Part 2: Derby City goes Nuts

If Halfway to Forecastle was no more than a decadently delicious taster for 2012’s 10th Annual Forecastle Festival, then Friday’s opening acts BoomBox, Twin Shadow and RJD2 were some rather tasty hor’dourves for the skull-vibrating spectacle brought on by co-headliners Big Boi and Pretty Lights.

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Film Review: ‘Beginners’

Directer Mike Mills has created a serenely meditative, powerful and yet at times raucously funny comedy/drama that explores the travails of love, confusion, the legacy of one’s parents and the ability to accept and/or escape them.

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Hello Summer Festival: Live and Local

Hello Summer is the latest addition is Louisville’s local cultural landscape—a festival featuring local bands and local artists—and it’s happening August 5th, at Cherokee Park. The festival is the first production of Louisville’s CiPit Productions, and headlining are Cameron Sharp, “Carpe Noctum”, Alison’s Escape, Yo’majesty, and the Eracists. Others will be announced soon, I’m told. Local artists, like Jeremy Lewis, will also be displaying their works for sale—everything from canvas paintings to hand-made, one of a kind purses (shiny!). Local comedians Tyler Jackson and Lindsay Boling will be hosting the event. (Wait, we have comedians? Cool.) Families and groups of…

‘Lebowski Fest’ strikes the 10th Pen– WIN FREE TICKETS

The blissful irreverence that is Lebowski Fest returns to the Derby City this Friday and Saturday (July 15-16th) for what may just be its most raucous iteration yet. Created as an unabashed celebration of ‘The Big Lebowski’, the 1998 cult-classic comedy from the Coen brothers, organizer Will Russell attributes the event’s now decade-long longevity to the film he considers, “endlessly re-watchable movie, with great dialogue, great characters, a kick ass soundtrack and absolutely hilarious,” but adds, “The festival is created by fans for fans and the fans (Achievers) are what keep it alive.” As per tradition, the 10th annual Louisville…

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NASCAR Kingpin Bruton Smith to Kentucky – “Let’s speed it up!”

In the smoking asphalt aftermath of what race fans are calling “Carmageddon,” Speedway Motorsports CEO, Bruton Smith, has both harsh words and hope for the Commonwealth. With 1-75 shut down and I-71 crawling like a parking lot, over 20,000 fans eager to witness the debut of NASCAR at the Kentucky Speedway could not get there. Those who did were managing full bladders, empty gas tanks and worn to a frazzle from, in many instances,  a 45 minute hop that turned to four hours. They were so dazed  that the staggering $8 beer prices meant nothing. Not having to pee on the side of the road meant everything. I am not a race…