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February 13, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Do you have a winning burger recipe?  The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Beef Council are looking for the next ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Starting today hamburger recipes will be accepted for submission in the sixth annual “Derby Burger Challenge,” sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Recipes can be submitted online at www.kdf.org/beef from now to March 5, 2017.  All burgers must be 100 percent beef.   “Kentucky’s Beef Farmers are looking forward to another great partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival to crown the sixth Derby Burger winner and celebrate Kentucky’s love for a…


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LouisvilleKY hosts WWE Smackdown LIVE for the first time

Louisville, Ky,. – Pro-wrestling fans will be able to see WWE’s Smackdown Live for the first time ever in Louisville. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17 for the April 18, 2017, show at the KFC Yum! Center. The card is expected to feature wrestling superstars Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt and many more. Ticket prices start at $15 and go as high as $100. More information can be found at www.wwe.com/shows  


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LouisvilleKY’s Rabbit Hole Distilling and Harvest Restaurant Announce Bourbon Dinner

    Proceeds from the dinner will support Kentucky Refugee Ministries   Louisville, Kentucky – Rabbit Hole Distilling announced that they are partnering with Harvest Restaurant to present an exceptional Bourbon Dinner, to be held at Harvest (624 E Market Street, Louisville, Ky) on Monday, February 27, 2017.  The evening will feature a cocktail reception and a four-course dinner, with Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Whiskey cocktails paired with each course. The evening will be co-hosted by Rabbit Hole Founder and CEO Kaveh Zamanian and Marketing Director Michael Motamedi, a former Master Chef finalist, to discuss with guests how to successfully pair…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Sweet Artistic Treat For Your Sweetie

Perhaps the best, and surely the sweetest, treat of the week was last night’s reception at Cellar Door Chocolates. Two of the loveliest Rusty Satellite alumni have teamed up to offer Barnhart Bars, a series of chocolate bars packaged with artistic, romantic images of women. Erika Chavez-Graziano, the entrepreneur behind Cellar Door, and Jeaneen Barnhart, the local artist known for beautiful images of horses and women, debuted the Barnhart Bars at Cellar Door’s 4th Street location Thursday to an approving, capacity crowd. Chavez-Graziano described the care that has gone into creating the new product. The bars sell for $12. “We…


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Dalai Lama visit to LouisvilleKY is postponed

Festival of Faiths 2017 will keep its April schedule Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has had to postpone his planned visit to Louisville on April 23-24. Penpa Tsering, His Holiness’ representative for North America, said the Dalai Lama has been asked to scale back his extensive travel schedule for the next few months to rest and revitalize. “We express our deepest apologies for this inconvenience,” Penpa Tsering said, adding, “We deeply value our relationship with the Compassionate City of Louisville and look forward to a return visit.” Mayor Fischer said, “We are saddened that His Holiness is unable to make the trip, but we remain heartened…


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Lady Gaga is coming to LouisvilleKY

From KFC Yum! Center’s website… Louisville, KY – One day after her Super Bowl performance, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga announced she will be traveling the globe with the ‎Joanne World Tour. She’ll land in Louisville Nov. 13, 2017 at 7:30 at the KFC Yum! Center. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Prices range between $48 and $256. Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time….


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Despite All That, a Super Week

We’re only a few weeks into this Trump thing, and our focus seems to be jumping from one scary concept to another. My vote for the most troubling thing Trump said in the last week is his determination to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment. It may not sound like much, but it would allow churches across the country to become politicized and, I think, to become a focal point for campaigning. Trump wants to allow religious leaders, whose businesses are tax-exempt, to openly campaign for causes and candidates. Here at home, there were protests galore downtown in reaction to Trump’s immigration executive order,…


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LouisvilleKY’s big fireworks show goes local

Louisville, KY.  – 80 days and counting to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The Festival announced the theme of this year’s show and named the event’s sponsors at their headquarters this morning. This year’s theme – “Thunder: Local & Original” – is a nod to the show’s Louisville heritage. The theme will also help direct the fireworks soundtrack which will feature the music of Louisville and Kentuckiana natives.   “Going on the 28th year for the event, Thunder is a true Louisville original,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We couldn’t think…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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More Derby Festival events this year for LouisvilleKY

DERBY FESTIVAL ADDS NEW EVENTS FOR 2017   January 31, 2017. Louisville, KY.  We’re only 81 days away from the Kentucky Derby Festival and this year fans can look forward to some new events planned for the annual spring celebration. The Festival is adding everything from a STEM robotics competition and Soccer Tournament to a Bocce competition and a Bourbon tasting for the 2017 line-up of Official Derby Festival events. They will round out the Festival’s schedule of more than 70 events produced each year in the weeks leading up to the first Saturday in May.   “We continue to…