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Opening Night at Actors and I’m Confused

OK. I’m going to admit it. When “A Devil at Noon” ended after 2 1/2 hours as the opener in Humana’s Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre, I looked at 13-year-old Luke’s bewildered eyes and said, “I don’t get it.” We were struggling to figure out the story behind the play, written by Anne Washburn and performed in the 318-seat Bingham Theatre. Don’t take that as a complaint — the acting was excellent and spurred a lengthy conversation on the way home. The story is about science fiction writer Chet Ellis (Joseph Adams), who proclaims early on that…


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Cards Light Up Providence on Senior Night, 86-60

Preston Knowles and Kyle Kuric put on a clinic for Louisville fans during the final game of the KFC Yum! Center’s maiden voyage.  The Ville’s dynamic duo combined for 45 points, 15 from three-pointers, and a stellar 54% field goal percentage. After a slow start, the Cards took over, and with the win secured a double-bye in the Big East Tournament next weekend. Louisville used the final home game to recognize the two seniors Knowles and George Goode. Coach Rick Pitino started both and used his whole bench to dismantle the Friars. At times the Cards tried to do too…


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Attention Louisville Media- You’re being watched!

Ever since the Courier Journal fired Tom Dorsey (a former WHAS TV News Director turned TV critic) not much has been written about local TV and Radio Media. Sure some like LouisvilleKy.com’s Rick Redding have done a great job on local websites and blogs. But let’s face it, the Courier Journal had a large audience that loved the inside look at Louisville Media. Last night I posted on this site a quick story on WHAS 11’s problems during what turned out to be a heavily watched 20/20 report on Charlie Sheen. Little did I know a national media website that…


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Time for Green To Get Cleaned Out of Office

And some of us in the media thought Metro Councilwoman Judy Green was simply guilty of setting up a sham company in order to pay her relatives with government money. That may be true, but it’s really only a small part of the story with Green. You should check out Phillip Bailey’s excellent reporting in LEO this week, which reveals several embarrassing facts, including: Green may have lied about losing tickets to a special event at the Yum! Center, got replacements, then may have arranged for her assistant to use the original lost tickets. The assistant, Andrea Jackson, at first…



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“The Dress” begins its tortuous grasp upon me.

“Wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding.” That’s pretty much the topic of conversation these days, whether we like it or not. What surprises me, however, is how very few people have asked me what I’m wearing, other than my gutter-minded friends who have repeatedly asked, “Are you wearing white? Lolz lol.” (Not funny.) I guess I sort of expected the dress to be a hot topic, considering that’s all that bridal magazines talk about. It’s been a good thing for me, however, because I am not at all obsessed with The Dress. At a bridal show last week, I was reminded…


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Fleur de ice, ya’ll!

Looks like us ‘villebillies gonna be gettin’ us a pond.  It’s gonner be one of them there cement ponds … kinda. The Waterfront Development Corp. announced plans for City Pond, an ice rink planned for Waterfront Park that would be open from mid-November through mid-January starting in 2012. Planners say it will bring 60,000 people downtown during the winter. I don’t guess I remember if Jethro or Ellie Mae ever went ice skating in Beverly Hills, but this Marshall County girl’s mighty glad that she’s maybe going to get to enjoy some outdoor skating next winter without having to buy…


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Hey…WHAS 11….You’re LIVE!

What caused WHAS 11 reporter Mike Colombo to accidentally appear on camera for some 30 seconds during ABC prime time? It’s a scary moment for the WHAS 11 staff. During a commercial break during ABC’s 20/20, up popped a live feed of Mike rehearsing lines for his live shot at 11. Mike had no idea he was live and his photographer even responded to a white balance request (registering the camera color balance to white) while on the air. The problem was most likely caused by an engineering gaffe or control room equipment failure. Though it looked odd, Mike didn’t…


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My editor’s flare…

My editor, slave driver he is, was wondering where I’d been, how I was doing. He sent up a flare, something I saw in the night sky as I looked up from the hardwood floor I was tearing out of my new home. It was a bright flare, one I enjoyed watching because, of late, moving and drudgery has been No. 1 on my list. So as a decided to put my hammer and saw down and watch my editor’s flare fade into the distance, I wondered if he really thought I was lollygagging somewhere in the Cayman Islands with…


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Oh Baby! Gossipy Louisville People News

An occasional departure as we slip into National Enquirer mode: Loving On Melissa: A magazine called Southern Indiana Living got things mostly right in a puffy profile of WHAS-TV’s Melissa Swan, who must hate it that the mag reveals her age (54) and calls her a local legend. A Book We Want to Read: Because we love Ashley Judd.  The Kentucky-born actress releases a memoir next month, “All That is Bitter and Sweet” which is advertised as mainly about the UK grad’s charity work.  So no photos from Rupp Arena, though John Calipari is among those singing its praises. English…