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Louisville musicians perform Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Tonight

I’ve been up since 7:30 on this lovely Saturday morning trying to learn these new Fleetwood Mac tunes for the encore. Yes, we’re expecting an encore because the show is just THAT good. For those of you who don’t know, several of us are playing the “Rumours” album in its entirety tonight (Saturday, March 12) at the Rudyard Kipling. Two shows: 7:30 & 9:30. Call ahead for more info or visit www.therudyardkipling.com. Learning this album has been a lot more work for me than it should be, mostly because I just really never listened to Fleetwood Mac. Sure, I listened…



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I can’t believe you’ve never been to….

Even though I’ve lived most of my life in the Bluegrass State, I humbly admit that I, in fact, have never been to Keeneland. Every year around this time, I mention this to friends who stare at me in crazed bewilderment. Oh, I’ve been to Oaks and Derby, the Churchill Fall meet, the infield, even the nicer parts of the Clubhouse. But not Keeneland. But this year, the BF is looking fill the Keeneland void in my Bluegrass State dance card. In researching when to go, I looked first to the great ambassador program at Maker’s Mark and their annual Redheads…


****Review of “Maple and Vine”

What a grand opportunity – I got to see one of the great Humana Festival plays with a friend and then write about it. FUN! Thinking So by intermission I am asking myself and those around me – why is it I/we feel, in order to make a difference I need to make HUGE changes in my life, rather than incremental? Authentic The characters living the choices that 2011 offer – mixed marriage, good careers, take out dinners, movies on the laptop in bed – would seem to have it all. And they are unhappy. The last straw on the…



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Riding to the National Bike Summit

On Saturday morning I’m heading out on the back roads by bike for the first 130 miles of my journey to the National Bike Summit. At Union Station I’ll load my bike on the Amtrak Cardinal to D.C. Follow my trip here on LouisvilleKY.com “The Pulse of the City.” Also check my posts on facebook and twitter. On Thursday, I’ll be joining bicycling advocates from across the nation on Capitol Hill to remind our leaders in the House and Senate that there’s a simple solution to many of the problems that rob Americans of their health, wealth and strength. A…


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Acorns Awarded at Green Tie Bash

The big green event is going on at the Olmsted tonight, as the city’s Brightside organization is holding its annual fancy event. As part of the party, the second annual Acorn Awards are being handed out, recognizing those who do great green things. The awards are the brainchild of Gill Holland, who got the idea to recognize local people and corporations who are making things happen for the environment. Last year, Patrick Piuma of the Urban Design Studio, Bernheim Forest, Proof on Main and UPS won the prizes. Here’s the official release for this year — with congrats to Jackie…


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Bash for Brightside and all things Green

My kelly green manicure is not just for St. Patrick’s Day, so it must be Green Tie Bash time! As usual, the event benefits Brightside and is presented by the Young Professional Association of Louisville and Louisville Urban League Young Professionals. (Full disclosure – I’m a former YPAL board member.) This year, we’ll be celebrating 25 years of beautifying our fair city. Our old Kentucky home is certainly more fair due to the work of Brightside and many volunteers who care about a clean and green city – not to mention lots of pretty flowers in the spring just in time for Derby and…


Antonio Hart Blew Comstock Hall

I posted to my facebook page Friday night that Holly Brockman-Johnson let Antonio Hart play sax for her tonight. That, he did. Hart was in the ‘ville for UL’s annual Jazz Week. A last minute opportunity to interview him was presented to me so I hopped in the car with a friend who was driving him to and fro. Antonio Hart is cute. He wore a knit cap, cool glasses, an Eddie Bauer scarf … and the man, he’s skittish. I didn’t ask him too many deep, personal questions but that skittishness gave way to caution and then before we…