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Many high flying acts coming to LouisvilleKY for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  We’re just a little over two weeks from the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville! This year’s event, set for Saturday, April 13, will include a packed air show, with non-stop military and civilian air acts. The Derby Festival tonight released the full list of performers scheduled for this year’s show – which includes F-15s, F-16s, A-10s, F-18s, a B-52, and C-130 along with warbirds, civilian acts and parachute teams. “Thunder has one of the top air shows in the country, and this year’s line-up is one you don’t want to miss,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY offering plenty of fun to keep kids busy during Spring Break

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined officials from the Louisville Free Public Library, the Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Parks and Recreation and Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage local children to take advantage of the dozens of free and low-cost activities offered by those organizations during the upcoming spring break April 1-5. “We want kids to enjoy the time off with their family and friends, and to come back ready to finish the school year strong,” Fischer said. “It’s important to keep those young minds and bodies healthy and active.” Those include camps run through parks and recreation community centers,…


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LouisvilleKY Fashion Show to celebrate KDF

Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 28th, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed We Are Wonder Women. The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., V.I.P. lounge doors open at 5:30p.m., lounge doors open at 6:30p.m., Showroom doors open at 6:45p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high…


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Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences

Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences The Raconteurs, Hozier, Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, and More Than 30 Acts Playing Across Three Stages August 10-11 Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. EST via RailbirdFest.com  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Railbird Festival, a new world-class music festival led by AC Entertainment coming to The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019, is proud to present its inaugural lineup, ticket levels, premium festival experiences and more. Those topping the weekend’s bill include American rock supergroup The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler) and singer-songwriter Hozier, whose latest album Wasteland,…


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Kentucky Derby Festival crowns new derby burger champion

Louisville, KY.   – Lori Poe of Mt. Sterling is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 8th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Poe’s recipe for her “Chimichurri Churchill Burger” was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Prospect. It features ground beef, fresh sliced avocados, Mexican cheese, spicy pimento mayo spread, and a homemade parsley-garlic chimichurri sauce, all wrapped in a flour tortilla and re-toasted. Lori placed third in the Derby Burger Challenge in 2018, which influenced her entry this year. “Some of…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s brings Shaq on board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced last week that NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal will be joining Papa John’s as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and as an investor in nine Papa John’s restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In addition, Mr. O’Neal will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand. A four-time NBA champion and television sports analyst on Inside the NBA, Mr. O’Neal has established a strong business track record as an investor, restaurateur and franchise owner. He currently owns a Krispy Kreme…


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Running legend to participate in LouisvilleKY’s Derby Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – One of running’s most iconic figures, Kathrine Switzer will participate in her first ever Derby Festival race. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and recently ran it again 50 years later in 2017. (The run was only 24 minutes slower than she did in her first marathon at age 20.) On Saturday, April 27, Switzer will run the Derby Festival’s Marathon Relay as member of the Humana Relay Team. “I’m thrilled to team up with Humana to continue spreading awareness about the importance of active aging and the pursuit of healthy social,…


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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces new season

Louisville, KY., – Called “genre-defying” by Time magazine, the Louisville Orchestra (LO) announced its 2019-2020 season, the sixth under the galvanizing leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams. The season concerts will feature innovative local and world premieres, collaboration with a renowned Gospel choir, a number of guest appearances by emerging stars in the orchestra world, and the culmination of a moving and powerful exhibit of violins rescued from the Holocaust. “We have a season-wide mission to combine cutting-edge projects with storytelling that connects with our shared human—and local—experiences,” Abrams said. “Some of our upcoming major projects include premieres of collaborations…


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Like a good burger LouisvilleKY? Voting now open for KDF Derby Burger

Louisville, KY.   – Calling all Derby Festival foodies! Festival Fans can help pick the 2019 ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Dozens of original recipes were submitted for the competition sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Those recipes featuring 100% beef have been narrowed to the top 8 recipes. Voting is open online to help choose the final 4 burgers that will move on to the 2019 Derby Burger Challenge Cook-off.  Now through March 21, fans can visit KDF.org/Beef to vote for the burger they want to see make it to the cook-off. The top 8 Derby Burger Challenge finalists are: Chimichurri Churchill – Lori Poe of Mt. Sterling…


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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces Five Year Contract for Music Director Teddy Abrams

Louisville, KY -The Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors, together with CEO, Robert Massey, are pleased to announce an unprecedented 5-year contract to extend the term of Teddy Abrams as Music Director. This extension from the usual 3-year contract renewal shows the organization’s confidence in the artistic direction and creative vision of the young conductor. “We’re thrilled to make this extraordinary commitment to engaging Teddy until the 2024-2025 Season. His vision for the renaissance of the arts for our orchestra and our community is unique in the world,”  says John P. Malloy, President of the LO Board of Directors. Abrams was…


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