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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…


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LouisvilleKY acting apprentices to perform their own work this weekend

Actors Theatre of Louisville kicks off the 2016-2017 Professional Training Company Season with the Solo Mios, September 16 – 17, October 14 – 15 and November 4 – 5  Louisville, KY – Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are proud to present the 2016-2017 Solo Mios. These three rounds of solo pieces, which mark the beginning of the Professional Training Company’s season, are entirely written and performed by members of the Acting Apprentice Company. The Solo Mios will take place September 16 at 2 p.m. and September 17 at 10 a.m. (Solo Mio #1), October 14 2 p.m. and October 15 at 10 a.m. (Solo Mio #2),…


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LouisvilleKY’s Linkin’ Bridge set to perform tonight on America’s Got Talent

Louisville, KY – Can’t be in person to watch Louisville’s own Linkin’ Bridge perform tonight in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent”? Mayor Greg Fischer is offering another alternative with a public watch party tonight at the African American Heritage Center at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. The Fund for the Arts, WAVE3 News and 93.1 The Beat are also hosts of the event. The party begins at 7 p.m.    


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: A Blowout, Bourbon Days, and Bluegrass Lead Into Labor Day Weekend

After a 56-point first half at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the biggest talking point for the football-crazed fans in the upper deck was whether the Cards could actually score 100 points. “Bobby, Don’t Let Up!” we yelled at Petrino. Of course, no one expects any football team to score 4 TDs per quarter, but it sure was fun while it lasted.  Watching phenom QB Lamar Jackson carve up a Charlotte secondary that seemed to be leaving at least one Card received wide open on pass plays left us marveling at Jackson’s talents. Petrino chose to, well, let up, at the start of…


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New poster released for LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs-Forecastle Foundation party

Churchill Downs Unveils artwork for upcoming LouisvilleKY ‘Party for a Purpose’   LOUISVILLE, KY., (Monday, Aug. 15, 2016) – LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) and The Forecastle Foundation today unveiled the poster designed by renowned artist Justin Helton to promote their new Party for a Purpose to raise money for The Forecastle Foundation. Party for a Purpose is a separate ticketed event that will take place during CDRT’s Sept. 24 Downs After Dark night racing event. Tickets to Party for a Purpose are on sale now atwww.ChurchillDowns.com/partyforapurpose. In addition to the Party for a Purpose poster, Justin Helton has designed materials for some of…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Party On, a Media Bombshell, and a Nice Story

Yea, it’s  hot. But there’s plenty to get out and do this weekend. Meanwhile, there are some really interesting podcasts to tune in to. JayWalking Allowed: Out here in Jtown, we’re having us a pub crawl, y’all. That’s right, there are now six nightspots in the downtown square pooling resources and drawing a crowd. The venues are running specials from 6 to midnight Saturday, and we’re guessing you can walk around in the street with beer. Participating venues: Bearnos Jtown, Recbar, 3rd Turn Brewing, Johnny V’s, El Nopal, Loui Loui’s.  And then my place, I guess. Your Media Bombshell: I thought this…


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LouisvilleKY has new draft plan for its arts community

Facilitators of the Greater Louisville Master Plan for the Arts Release Initial Community Engagement Report Findings Louisville, KY (July 20, 2016) – The 14-month planning process to create a Greater Louisville Master Plan for the Arts that will better connect and strengthen our arts and cultural assets is well underway. An extensive community engagement phase that has thus far included an online public survey, free workshops held throughout the Greater Louisville area, and one-on-one interviews with numerous arts and cultural, civic, and business leaders – has resulted in a draft Community Engagement Report. These initial findings identify what residents believe are the…