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Blackshear and Harrell Lead No. 17 Louisville Past Florida State, 81-59

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – While the focus is often on what a team does in March, Louisville has a habit of closing strong in February. The Cardinals have won 16 of their last 19 February games, and No. 17 Louisville turned in one of its best offensive and defensive performances this season in an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday. ”It was a terrific win for us,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. ”This is probably the best team performance of the season.” Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points, Montrezl Harrell added 16 points and Anton Gill made all five of his shots from the floor to finish with…


Champion Take Charge Brandi Heads Roster of 154 Early Nominations for Kentucky Oaks

Nomination Total of 154 Up 27.3% From 121 Early Oaks Nominees in 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Feb. 27, 2015) – Willis C. Horton’s reigning juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi is the brightest star among 154 horses on the roster of early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled for its 141st running on Friday, May 1 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”). The nominated fillies are bidding to succeed Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, who won the 2014 Kentucky Oaks under history-making, two-time Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Rosie Napravnik before 113,071 onlookers at…


New Rusty Features Joe Steier and Laurie Dhue

Listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show here.  He’s come a long way from running Hikes Point’s Golden Nugget, and these days Joe Steier leads one of Louisville’s largest employer and most important companies. He’s busy. Joe serves on a number of boards that promote the city, is an advocate for Louisville as a geographic center for the aging, and heads a growing family. No wonder he talks so fast. I got the chance to meet Laurie Dhue when she was in town to speak about her recovery from addiction at The Healing Place’s Celebrate Freedom Dinner. She’s an energetic…


Pegasus Pins Out Everywhere Starting Monday, March 2

Friday, February 27, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – Pegasus Pin Madness starts Monday!  The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 43rd edition of the Pegasus Pin officially goes on sale Monday, March 2, at more than 1,000 retail outlets and participating financial institutions.  Since February 24, the pins have only been available at Hard Rock Café Louisville. The 2015 Pegasus Pins sell for $5 apiece and come in a singular design of teal plastic, magenta Pegasus and white lettering captured in an outline of the State of Kentucky. Family Fun Packs of five pins will also be available at select retail locations for $20. “You can’t lose…


Fischer Consolidates City’s Emergency Services

Debbie Fox to lead agency; Dr. Raymond Orthober named EMS Medical Director LOUISVILLE (Feb. 27, 2014) – Mayor Greg Fischer today consolidated the city’s three emergency services departments into a single agency to create a more efficient, seamless and coordinated response for citizens — from the time a 911 call comes into MetroSafe until a patient is delivered to an emergency room. Debbie Fox, current director of the Emergency Management Agency, will assume the new title Director of Emergency Services. In that role, three departments will report to her— Emergency Medical Service (the city’s medical/ambulance response); Emergency Management Agency (the community…


The Speed Art Museum opens new exhibit at Local Speed featuring tea and coffee sets spanning sixty years.

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2015)–As the Speed Art Museum construction and expansion project takes shape on Third Street, the Museum’s satellite space, Local Speed, is pleased to announce its seventh exhibition entitled, Teatime Chic. From bold and colorful to white and austere, this exhibition’s tea and coffee services illustrate changing definitions of “modern” over the course of sixty years. In each case, the set’s designer treated ceramic as both a sculptural medium with which to create distinctive shapes and as an empty canvas to either decorate or leave stripped bare. By purchasing a tea or coffee set like one of…


Next Breakfast of Champions Features Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams is shaking things up in the Louisville Arts community – and far beyond. The dynamic Louisville Orchestra Music Director will share his insights and energy at the March 9 Breakfast of Champions. Teddy will discuss the evolution of music, seamlessly incorporating (you guessed it!) MUSIC into his entertaining talk. You will not want to miss this one! About Teddy Abrams: An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. This season marks the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and…


The Healing Place, Heroin and Helping Celebrate Freedom

On Friday, the Healing Place holds its annual Celebrate Freedom Dinner. Laurie Dhue, a former cable TV news anchor who appeared on MSNBC, CNN and Fox, will be there to talk about her personal journey and recovery from addiction. She will be a guest on my podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, and I’m looking forward to speaking with her. If you don’t know about the work of The Healing Place, you should. Addiction is not pretty, and ruins more lives than you can imagine. I went to the Celebrate Freedom Dinner a few years ago, when the actress Ashley Judd…


Ben Folds Fab at Sold-out Kentucky Center

I was pretty sure that Ben Folds was going to put on a memorable show at the Kentucky Center with the Louisville Orchestra. Before last night’s show, I didn’t really know much about Folds. But I knew he had to be more than a mere pop star to get an invite to play with the Orchestra, and that Whitney Hall doesn’t sell out for just any act. And it was special. More on that in a few graphs. About mid-week was when I first realized that – A, I had an opportunity to take Paula somewhere special on Saturday and…


Butchertown, Ben Sollee Are the Stars of Actors’ “At the Vanishing Point”

At The Vanishing Point, currently playing at Actors Theatre, might not be so riveting if it took place in another city, or another neighborhood. But the way it uses Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood as an omnipresent character in the lives of one family puts your mind squarely on Story Avenue. Or the Fischer’s meatpacking plant, the Oertels brewery, the Kentucky School for the Blind or the Thomas Edison House. All those locations play an integral part in this production. Just as you couldn’t tell a family story about Louisville in 1937 without focusing on the historic flood of that year, the…


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