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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…


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Musical evening at Gerstle’s to help LouisvilleKY charity

Louisville, KY – – Tommy Womack of the locally loved band, Government Cheese will be joined by guest musicians Lisa Oliver Grey and Ned Hill for a special evening of song and drink. Womack who now resides in Nashville, TN, played with the band Government Cheese from 1985 to 1992 and released his first solo album, Positively Na-Na, in 1998. The event is set to kick off at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Gerstle’s Place at 3801 Frankfort Ave.  Tommy is proud to be back at a spot he has played many times in the past and to benefit…


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New president named as LouisvilleKY’s radio stations’ president

(Louisville, KY—September 28, 2016) Louisville Public Media, the parent company of Louisville’s NPR news station 89.3 WFPL News, Classical 90.5 WUOL, 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, announced today that its board of trustees has chosen Michael Skoler as the organization’s next President and General Manager. Skoler, who currently serves as Vice President of Interactive Media for Public Radio International, will succeed Donovan Reynolds, who retires Sept. 30. “I’ve spent the last dozen years working at the cutting edge of a changing media world,” Skoler said. “I’m joining Louisville Public Media because I believe it…


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LouisvilleKY’s Hottest Musicians & Fine Bourbon Promise Best Party in Town on Saturday

BEN SOLLEE AND LINKIN’ BRIDGE TO HEADLINE DOWNS AFTER DARK’S CELEBRATION OF BOURBON, BETS & BOW TIES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016) – Churchill Downs is pulling out all the stops to make this Saturday’s Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois & Woodford Reserve one of Louisville’s most exciting and memorable parties of the season. The evening’s theme, Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties will celebrate the best of Kentucky, including local musicians, Kentucky bourbon, Southern style and the world’s greatest racehorses. Tickets start at $10 and are available at www.churchilldowns.com/downsafterdark. Gates open at 5 p.m. with first post…


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Linkin’ Bridge fans to gather in LouisvilleKY for “America’s Got Talent” finals viewing party

  Mayor Fischer, Fund for the Arts, WAVE 3 News, and others to join celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer will join local community groups to celebrate Louisville singing group Linkin’ Bridge’s run to the finals on “America’s Got Talent” during a free public viewing party on Wednesday. Linkin’ Bridge — Ekoe Alexanda, Montre Davis, Shon “China” Lacy, and Big Rome Kimbrough — has become a national sensation since first appearing this summer as contestants on the NBC network show. The “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner will be announced Wednesday night. The public is invited…