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Big events to mark LouisvilleKy’s Speed Art Museum Anniversary Celebration

James Lindsey to unveil new EP at Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration Louisville, Ky., – The Speed kicks off its 90th anniversary year with a Community Celebration on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am – 10 pm, with dynamic performances, art making, gallery talks, and of course, cake. Throughout the day, there will be an exciting lineup of performers. Come and enjoy Teddy Abrams, the Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, the University of Louisville Steel Drum Band, Louisville Dance Alliance, Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville Free Public Library, Twin Limb, DJ Grey, James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals, among others….


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Full Lineup Announced for LouisvilleKy’s 6th Annual Give-A-Jam

Louisville, Kentucky (December 14, 2016) – The 6th annual “Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness” will be held on Tuesday, December 20 beginning at 6:00pm at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include $10 worth of food and drink tickets. They can be purchased at cliftoncenter.tix.com.   The emcee for the night will be WFPK DJ Laura Shine. The lineup of local musicians who will perform at the event is listed below. Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change:       6:00pm – John Gage 6:25pm…


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Jumpstart your training for one of LouisvilleKY’s biggest road race

READY TO RUN? TRAIN FOR FREE WITH DERBY FESTIVAL AND NORTON SPORTS HEALTH REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW FOR FREE TRAINING PROGRAM Dec. 8, 2016, Louisville, KY. – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Marathon or miniMarathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 14-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races. Registration for the FREE program, opens online tomorrow, December 9, at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs…


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Look who’s coming to LouisvilleKY’s 2017 Forecastle

LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and Odesza Top the Weekend’s Bill Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRiZ + Dozens More Round Out First Wave of Artists Pictures from Forecastle’s Instagram page LOUISVILLE, KY (December 6, 2016) – Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem, alt-rock royalty Weezer, and the infectious grooves of electro-pop duo Odesza. The three-day music celebration will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, situated on 85 acres of green space on the banks…


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LouisvilleKY to honor David Bowie with Louisville Orchestra Concert

The Music of David Bowie A tribute to a musical legend Louisville KY (December 1, 2016)… The life and music of iconic rock star, the late David Bowie, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8pm at the Kentucky Center. The Louisville Orchestra will perform hits from his 40 plus years of diverse music making for what would have been his 70th birthday and the first year anniversary of the rock stars death. The Music of David Bowie, with lead singer Tony Vincent and conductor, Brent Havens takes you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic…


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Teddy Abrams is staying in LouisvilleKY

Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams – Youngest Music Director of a Major American Orchestra – Renews Three-Year Contract Louisville, KY (December 5, 2016) …The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Teddy Abrams – the “energetic young maestro” (New York Times) who at just 29 is the youngest Music Director of a major American orchestra – has renewed his contract for a further three years. Each season through 2019-20 he will not only conduct the orchestra for a full twelve weeks, but also undertake an additional six weeks of community engagement and administration – more than is offered by any other…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawmeyer Award in music announced this week

Andrew Norman wins music award for “Play” Story by Kim Butterweck from www.grawemeyer.org Louisville, Ky., – “Play,” a 47-minute orchestral work by American composer Andrew Norman, is the winner of the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In three movements, “Play” explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates the ways musicians in an orchestra can play with, against, or apart from one another; and maps concepts from the world of video gaming onto traditional symphonic structures to tell a fractured narrative of power, manipulation, deceit and, ultimately, cooperation. “Play” was commissioned by the…


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LouisvilleKY’s WFPK Winter Wednesday concerts return

Louisville, KY., – 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville’s free winter concert series returns! Now in its 5th season, WFPK Winter Wednesday concerts take place once a month, November through February at the Clifton Center. WFPK Winter Wednesday continues December 14, 2016 and will feature Muddy Magnolias and LOLO. Doors open at 6:30pm. The music will start at approximately 7:30pm. “Roots-rock uplift is the mission for Muddy Magnolias, the Nashville-based duo of the singers and songwriters…. The women harmonize and take turns pushing one another as they sing about trouble and hope, love and compassion — both personal and public-spirited — as the…


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Dave Moisan to headline LouisvilleKY’s 2016 Holiday in the City

Mayor announces NBC’s “The Voice” contestant will also be grand marshal for Lots of Lights Parade Photo from davemoisan.com Louisville, KY (November 16, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer is excited to announce that Louisville native Dave Moisan, a recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will headline this year’s Holiday in the City entertainment, with a performance during Light Up Louisville on Friday, Nov. 25. “Dave represented our city so well during his appearances on “The Voice,” and I know his hometown neighbors will be thrilled to hear him perform during our beloved Light up Louisville,” the Mayor said. Moisan has…


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Even if it’s not in LouisvilleKY, there are plenty of reasons to Love Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville

Louisville, KY (Oct. 4, 2016) – After 12 years in Louisville, the world famous Beatles tribute festival WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will move to Jeffersonville, Ind. The festival will debut in Jeffersonville Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29, 2017. Single day “Reserved” tickets, which include special VIP concerts, late night shows and reserved seating, are now on sale at the Abbey Road on the River website. Enter the code “October” now through Oct. 31 to save $20 on each Reserved ticket. Single day general admission tickets will go on sale Nov. 1. Top 5 Reasons to Love…