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Scrapboarding- Scrapbooking on Steroids

Running some errands I discovered the newest exhibit at Mellwood Arts Center’s Pigment Gallery. It just opened Friday and will be up through April 31. Artist Carol Labashosky’s “Scrapboarding Beyond the Book” is kind of like scrapbooking on steroids. Carol describes in her artist statement “scrapboarding has no boundaries, but many layers.” If you are an avid scrapbooking fan you’ll enjoy and appreciate this exhibit. This artist doesn’t confine herself to the 10” x 10” paper boundary but has works that range from smaller 12” x 12” pieces to larger 3’ x 3’ pieces. Scrapboarding is a new term to…


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Cocktails for a Good Cause at Proof on Sunday

I’ve been asked to do a lot of “celebrity appearances” lately, and this mostly makes me think that I’ve got a lot of people fooled. Most of these events involve me singing a song, or playing a tune, but lately it seems the service industry has been looking for volunteers. So despite the fact that my “celebrity waiter” work at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s big fundraiser a few weeks ago was, um, not the most fun I’ve ever had, I’ve somehow agreed to do it again for yet another cause. When I say it wasn’t fun, I mean that in…


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Cardinals Stunned in Morgantown, 70-72

How do you know when Rick Pitino is livid? When he takes his jacket off, and he certainly had reason to be.  While the game was poorly officiated, Louisville’s loss to West Virginia wasn’t without fault from the Cards. The out of bounds call was very questionable, and Preston Knowles’ foul with .6 seconds left was excessive. Yet, when the Cardinals had a chance to decide the games themselves. Peyton Siva has to step up and make both foul shots in  end-game situations. Also, Knowles pulled up for the game winning shot so early. Louisville has had so much success…


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Riding to the National Bike Summit

On Saturday morning I’m heading out on the back roads by bike for the first 130 miles of my journey to the National Bike Summit. At Union Station I’ll load my bike on the Amtrak Cardinal to D.C. Follow my trip here on LouisvilleKY.com “The Pulse of the City.” Also check my posts on facebook and twitter. On Thursday, I’ll be joining bicycling advocates from across the nation on Capitol Hill to remind our leaders in the House and Senate that there’s a simple solution to many of the problems that rob Americans of their health, wealth and strength. A…


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Acorns Awarded at Green Tie Bash

The big green event is going on at the Olmsted tonight, as the city’s Brightside organization is holding its annual fancy event. As part of the party, the second annual Acorn Awards are being handed out, recognizing those who do great green things. The awards are the brainchild of Gill Holland, who got the idea to recognize local people and corporations who are making things happen for the environment. Last year, Patrick Piuma of the Urban Design Studio, Bernheim Forest, Proof on Main and UPS won the prizes. Here’s the official release for this year — with congrats to Jackie…


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We Have a Local Ratings Winner, and Losers

No one (except LouisvilleKY.com) reports them any more, and technology has created a world in which these four times a year sweeps periods aren’t the only times you can find out who’s winning in local ratings wars.  TV ratings are still important to local stations, though, even if it’s only for bragging rights. And there won’t be much bragging going on in local newsrooms as a result of February’s numbers, except at WLKY-TV. Let’s look at some dayparts and results for local news programs. EARLY MORNING: I still don’t see the value in coming on the air at 4:30, but…


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Bash for Brightside and all things Green

My kelly green manicure is not just for St. Patrick’s Day, so it must be Green Tie Bash time! As usual, the event benefits Brightside and is presented by the Young Professional Association of Louisville and Louisville Urban League Young Professionals. (Full disclosure – I’m a former YPAL board member.) This year, we’ll be celebrating 25 years of beautifying our fair city. Our old Kentucky home is certainly more fair due to the work of Brightside and many volunteers who care about a clean and green city – not to mention lots of pretty flowers in the spring just in time for Derby and…


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Halibut Vegetable Mix-Up

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. A colorful dish that can be varied by using different vegetables and/or seafood. It’s great served over whole wheat couscous, brown rice or noodles. Nutritional Information Per Serving: 233 calories, 29 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  20 grams of CHO,  4 grams of fiber, 242 mg sodium. Nutritional Information Per Serving with whole wheat couscous: 339 calories, 33 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  42 grams of CHO,  8 grams of fiber,  242 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes       Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4. 1 ½ cup per serving Ingredients 3…


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Fight Time in River City

Hang with Your Fighting Heroes: I don’t get the UFC business, but the big fight event is a big enough deal to book the Yum Center tonight, and afterward, you can go hang out with the headliners at an after party at The Tilted Kilt.  The TK, on Dutchmans, has its own MMA Fight Team. Better yet, bring some canned goods to the Kilt on Friday night and you can try arm wrestling a fighter. And if you don’t know what UFC and MMA stand for, you’re not going. Welcome Margue: That’s right, Margue Esrock, who runs the St. James…


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Water Tower Regional Reflects Contemporary Jurors

I wanted to see the 2011 Water Tower Regional so I buzzed over to the Water Tower off Zorn Ave at The Louisville Art Association ( LVAA). The Water Tower Regional began in 1909 and is the oldest competitive juried art exhibition in the southeast and midwest regions. This exhibit includes 27 pieces of art ranging from photography, painting, fiber and 3D. The selected artists are from Kentucky and its contiguous states. I was pleased to see some familiar names from Louisville; Geoff Carr, photographer and Lauren Argo, 3D. The jurors this year were Alice Stites, Director of artwithoutwalls and Suzanne Weaver, Curator…