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The Louisville Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s “Eroica” with a world premiere by Four Community Collaborators

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, October 24 at 8  p.m. Music Director Teddy Abrams and the Orchestra are joined by “community collaborators” from the local music scene for a world premiere of Louisville Concerto. Single tickets range from $26-$75 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777or by visiting louisvilleorchestra.org.   Teddy Abrams says, “The Louisville Concerto is not so much a piece I’ve written as it is a piece I coordinated.  We gathered four local musicians without regard to their genre–…


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Get your blues on this weekend at Louisville’s Garvin Gate Blues Festival

Louisville – It is a special year for another great Old Louisville tradition. The fall season has returned and this weekend some of the best blues music can be found when some of the best blues musicians get together to kick back and jam and the best thing of all: it’s FREE. Councilman David James (D-6) and Four Roses Bourbon invite the community to the 20th Garvin Gate Blues Festival to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th at The Gate on Garvin Place at Oak Street in historic Old Louisville. “20 years ago is was just…


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GE Brings Product Line back home to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Oct. 7, 2015—(NYSE:GE)—As part of a $250 million investment GE Appliances is making in the three-year period ending in 2016 at its Appliance Park manufacturing location in Louisville, Kentucky, the company is adding a new product category to the current lineup of refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers and hybrid water heaters manufactured there. GE Zoneline®, a through-the-wall heating and air conditioning unit, mainly used in the hotel/motel industry, will start full production in the first quarter of 2016. GE Zoneline PTAC models were made at Appliance Park from 1961 until 1987 when manufacture of the product was…


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Louisville’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular begins this week

Louisville, KY., – The pumpkins are back and, once again, they have taken over Iroquois Park. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 8 and runs through Nov. 1. Roughly 5,000 carved pumpkins line a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. Music and themed scenes guide guests through the soft surface, woodland path. Docents are stationed along the trail and are available for assistance as needed. In addition, the Iroquois Amphitheater can provide one or more escorts for the entire trail for visitors who…


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Louisville’s YouthBuild nabs $1.1 Million grant

Louisville, Ky., –  Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that YouthBuild Louisville will receive a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Labor for workforce development and academic and occupational skills training. YouthBuild Louisville will use the funds to serve 70 youth over a 30-month period. The program is a non-residential, community-based alternative education effort to serve young people who have dropped out of high school, been in the justice system, are aging out of foster care, or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones. “In a time when federal funding has been cut and grant money…


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Louisville’s Bernoulli Small Batch Ice Cream continues to expand

Louisville, KY., – Bernoulli Small Batch Ice Cream®, a newly launched ice cream manufacturer located in Louisville KY, has expanded its distribution in Kentucky and Indiana through Piazza Produce and several new partnerships with area restaurants. For signature flavors, the ice cream manufacturer works directly with local restaurants to develop flavors that complement existing dessert menus.  For example, Bernoulli Small Batch Ice Cream is now included on the menu at the new Smoke & Rye restaurant inside Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino. Bernoulli Flavorologist Allysan Comstock worked with Executive Chef Teagan Lucero at Smoke & Rye to develop a…


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Louisville, Coca-Cola and Kroger team up to boost recycling

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2015) – In an effort to boost recycling rates, Louisville, in partnership with Coca-Cola and Kroger, is introducing the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win program – a sustainability initiative which offers tips on recycling and rewards selected residents for proper recycling with a $50 Kroger gift card. “Our Sustain Louisville plan includes a goal of diverting 90 percent of recyclable material away from our landfill by the year 2042,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “We believe the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win program will help us make progress toward that goal.” “Any increase in recycling rates saves tax…


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Experience Old Louisville’s scary past with “Victorian Tales of Terror”

Historic Neighborhood Conjures Spirits for a Halloween Event Like No Other LOUISVILLE, KY – (September 29, 2015) The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is bringing Louisvillians a unique way to experience our storied history with the “Victorian Tales of Terror”, 7-9 p.m. October 15-18. Part outdoor theater and part walking tour, this Halloween-themed event presents ghostly scenes (some based on historical events) set against the spooky environment of the 130-year old Victorian neighborhood at night. It’s the perfect event for theater enthusiasts, history buffs and those looking for an old-fashioned Halloween scare. “When people think of the Victorian era its common…


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Louisville offers One-stop homeless outreach this week

LOUISVILLE, KY (October 5, 2015) – Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2015 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 7. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance. The event takes place 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (entry doors will close at 1 p.m.) at The Salvation Army (Old Male High School) campus located at 911 S. Brook St. in Louisville. Several TARC buses will provide access throughout the…


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Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews

Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews, Nanz & Kraft history   Louisville Uncovered presents a historical look back on the acreage of St. Matthews Kentucky c. 1800. We now know it as a social setting full of popular restaurants , bars and shopping, but once upon a time, there was a “hotbed” of “hothouses” aka greenhouses covering this parcel of Louisville! (Courtesy of Nanz & Kraft Florists) Nanz and Neuner Inc., was founded in 1850 in Louisville, Kentucky, after Henry Nanz left his native Germany where he had been a horticulturist. In the year 1850, he opened…