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Forecastle Launches the 2012 Poster at Revelry

It was hard to describe the eclectic gallery and boutique,  Revelry, as a “space” on Saturday, Feb. 18, because there was so little of it. Yes, the reception was cool as it was hot. With the buzz of Forecastle X in the room, there was a lively mix of local friends, fans, volunteers, merchants, artists and sponsors who have supported J.K. McKnight over the past decade in his sea-worthy dream of a successful music, art and activism festival. Surrounded by art,  jewelry, gifts and other eclectic wares, the crowd was there to see one image in particular – the official…


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Scott Davenport: The TEAM Approach Helping Each Other to be Great!

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. I actually met Scotty Davenport in the early 90s when he was the basketball coach at Ballard High School. I was the designated health promotion volunteer dietitian for both Ballard High School and Fern Creek High School. At the time, Ballard was one of the best basketball programs in the city. In fact, when Scotty  was coaching at Ballard, they won a state championship in 1988.  When at Ballard, he coached two NBA players: Allan Houston and DuJuan Wheat. But I really got to know Scotty on a personal basis when he became the…


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Actors’ New Play is “Hysterical”

If you go to the Actors Theatre production of “In the Next Room,” be prepared to snicker. You will snicker because the subject matter of the play in the Pamela Brown Auditorium is female orgasm. And the joke is how the topic was treated medically in the 19th century. After laughing hysterically (ha ha) for the entire production, I had to go home and look up what Wikipedia had to say about “female hysteria.”  And it turns out that it was considered a medical diagnosis back in the day, something women went to the doctor to be treated for. These…


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Tonight w/ “Discount Guns”: Boot wearin’, hip shakin’, whiskey drinkin’ rock and roll

Who remembers the rockin nights at Tewligan’s back in the day? Has anyone noticed lately that we have a serious lack of out and out,  throw down , rock bars and the bands to fill them? Like the Toy Tiger ( hairbands and all), Tewligan’s, that place somewhere downtown that hosted Southern Culture on the Skids, Butchertown Pub and the old list goes on… Well, I do, but we may have a solution to that tonight. The Haymarket Whiskey Bar is having a soft opening (see Chris Ritter’s post about it here) and the guests should expect a rockin good…


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Basketball is King at Bellarmine

Let me count the ways that attending a basketball game at Bellarmine is way more rewarding than watching the flailing Cardinals down at the Yum! Center. * I pulled up on Norris Place and parked on the street, about a hundred yards from the gym, 30 minutes before tipoff. Free. I could have pulled into the lot and been closer. No one was standing outside hawking parking spaces for ten bucks. * On the way in with Luke, my 13-year-old son, we got in a short line to buy our $10 tickets when a nice woman walked up, asked if…


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Challenge Puts College Students Inside the Box to get Cash

by Jessie Clark Mayor Greg Fischer stands behind his podium and in front of a giant blow-up, money-blowing machine. “We have not had a prop like this yet,” says Mayor Fischer. As bizarre a presence as this multi-colored, carnival contraption has beneath the sober gaze of the portraits of mayors past ringing the Mayor’s Gallery, it may become an unlikely tool for reducing financial barriers to college education. The cash cube is the centerpiece of the Grab Cash for College Challenge. PNC Bank will sponsor this 55,000 Degrees initiative to increase awareness and drive up local applications for Federal Student…


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Boel Inspires Breakfast Crowd

John Boel had already put in a full day of work when he arrived at the University Club at 7 this morning. The newly-hired WAVE-TV reporter told his Breakfast of Champions audience some inspiring stories from his journey from top news anchor at WLKY-TV to rehab for alcohol addiction and a rebirth on the morning news. While much of his speech focused on his recovery and some frightening statistics about addiction, readers here might be more interested in his thoughts on media and how he came back to the local airwaves. Boel said that in November he felt he was…


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Fundamentally Good and Bad Guys ‘Rassle at Actors

I’m proud to say I’ve never been to a professional wrestling event, but I can imagine the atmosphere is a little bit like it was last night at Actors Theatre for the press night performance of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.” The normally sedate Actors crowd was prompted to raucous noise making by the ring scene atmosphere. I doubt I was the only one there who doesn’t consider wrestling ( or ‘rasslin’) a cultural option or an actual sport. In fact, the outstanding Alex Hernandez (who played Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra” ) explained throughout the 2-act play that the…


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Rachael Kamuf — Journalist, Mentor, Friend

Rachael Kamuf, who was on the original staff at Business First and was an editor at LEO, and a board member for the local chapter of the Society of Profesional Journalists, died in her home earlier this week. That was a difficult sentence to write. I worked right next to Rachael for four years at Business First. She was a great mentor, was frequently irritated by my phone habits, but was a caring and thoughtful person who loved chasing a news story. We worked on a few investigative pieces together, and took great pleasure in getting to the bottom of…


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Making 2012 Better Here on LouisvilleKY.com

LouisvilleKY.com was born about a year ago, so it’s a good time to assess where we are and want to go from here. I might even make a resolution or two for the future. You’re welcome to chime in. When I started the site, the idea was to make it an extension of what I was doing with a handful of loyal volunteer bloggers over at WLKY.com. We had, for six months, reported news and given our opinion on stuff on that station’s web site, hoping to drive traffic and, ultimately, sponsorships.  Of course, in this mixed-up and moving media…