Lyle Lovett has made Louisville a regular stop since 1987, and the show he played with his five-piece band at Iroquois Ampitheatre may have been the best yet. Lovett told the 2,000 or so fans packing the Park that it was the last stop on the current acoustic tour. His band included just five other musicians. And while Lovett made sure that during the 2 1/2 hour show he played plenty of familiar tunes, he went out of his way to showcase the work of the band members. Once, Lovett left the stage so Luke Bulla, on violin, could play…
Your Churchill Downs experience just improved in a big way. Now you can attend the races at the track and watch the proceedings on TV at the same time, from almost any vantage point.
OK. I’m a little bit worried. I keep running into people, coming across social media posts, that indicates to me a lot of people are staying home for Thunder Saturday. The message I’d like the community to send is that we’re not giving up our riverfront, Waterfront Park or downtown to criminals. In the last few days, it’s become known that youth gangs were responsible for the March 22 violence, and that the culture that exists within that culture isn’t extinguished by putting more cops on the street or having meetings in the West End. This memo, written by an…
Among the reasons I really enjoy doing the Rusty Satellite Show is the opportunity to learn a little about a lot of things from the rich roster of guests I have been able to convince to spend 15 minutes talking about themselves. In every case, I learn something form the conversation, and I hope you do too.
Valentine’s Day was a big success around here, despite those end-of-world predictions by weather-foolers and the panic of school officials across the region, who either cancelled or dismissed classes early for yet another “storm that wasn’t”.
I tackle my Top Five news stories — the battle over gaming in Kentucky that illustrates why we can’t have nice things; a quick take on the Metro Council elections now that the candidate deadline has passed; Governor Beshear’s “mind-boggling” trip to see the President’s State of the Union address; the death of a local newspaper and my Super Bowl prediction.
At first, it seemed I’d gone to a play and a Laua party had broken out. It’s clear from the moment you step into the cozy Bingham Theatre that this Actors production is all about having a good time, as members of the Chicago-based troupe The Hypocrites wander along singing and tossing beach balls. I caught one right in my beer as I took my seat.
Whether you know him as Roger Knight or Hank Sinatra, you’ll want to contribute to his health, healing, and all the financial help that is involved. One of the finest southpaw guitarists in town, Hank needs as much support as he can get, emotionally and financially, so come on out to Jim Porter’s this Sunday. Easy, free parking and plenty of it. So much talent under one roof, it could be deemed as the Louisville Music zip code for the day. Jim Porter’s – Sunday, Aug. 11 Ballroom: 5:35 – 6:00 Happy Panic…
Let’s just say that I had some of time freed up by a lifestyle change and leave it at that. And, we hosted a record crowd for the Breakfast of Champions, I got to speak to the Mayor, had a blog post at Insider Louisville that is creating some attention, and spent much of the week at the Galt House doing trade shows and staying disconnected from the Internet.
I am sort of getting the hang of this podcast thing.