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Edith Can Shoot Things is on Target

“Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” is an odd title for the New American Play that premiered Sunday at Actors Theatre.  A. Rey Pamatmat’s drama is about a 12-year-old girl (Edith, played brilliantly by Teresa Avia Lim) who does shoot something and hit it, but the play’s real intrigue revolves around her 16-year-old brother and his boyfriend. And no matter how accepting we are of gay relationships in today’s world, the audience at the Bingham Theatre seemed to gasp each time Kenny (Jon Norman Schneider) and Benji (Cory Michael Smith) kissed smack on the lips.  And as they  explored…


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Attack Strategy Fueled Fox41 Through Recession, Lamb Says

This morning Bill Lamb told all us Champion Breakfasters how Fox41 survived and prospered during the economic slide of 2009 by cultivating loyalty and getting aggressive. The Fox41 GM, who’s been there nine years, said that while his competitors were cutting back and laying off staff, he held a meeting in 2009 and told his staff that there would be no layoffs, but that they would be required to “bring it” every day at work. And that move, more than anything, cultivated a culture of loyalty. The slide in TV news began after the 2008 election money dried up, and…


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Why is everything two thousand dollars?

When I first started thinking about wedding, it occurred to me that everything costs $1000. And that’s ridiculous. Now, as I’m deeper into the planning, I’m finding that everything costs $2000. It angers me, as a musician, and makes me realize that I’m certainly not charging enough. I understand that photographers have many years of studying and perfecting their art, and that they are getting paid for more than just the six hours they are shooting photos.  It’s also for consultations, and assistants, and spending time touching up the photos later. And they all ask for $2000, it seems. My…


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Did Gaga Warm the Arena for Elton? The Bitch is Back!

Just one more reason to file your taxes early. Good ol’ Reg Dwight, fondly known as British rock icon Elton John, will bring his greatest hits show to the KFC Yum! Center on April 15 which should put him smack in the middle of Derby hell, or heaven, depending on who you ask. Wow, we’ve never had two queens in the city within one month’s time! I do have some hopes to attend this concert but my real prayer is that he will keep as much clothing on as possible. But you gotta hand it to the guy, he’s “Still…


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Cards Want Morehead; Cats To Tampa

OK, sports fans. Gabe, our regular LouisvilleKY.com sports dude, has more important things to do than follow the Cards to Denver. He went to the Lady Gaga show Saturday, then it was off to spring break in sunny Florida.  Yes, I’m jealous. But I did watch the Big East Championship while he was busy Gaga-ing. What Gabe missed Saturday was another amazing performance by this Rick Pitino team, which fell in overtime 69-66 only after Mike Marra missed a crucial free throw. He’d gotten fouled on a three-point attempt with seconds remaining, with the Cards down 3. He calmly canned…


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Yum goes GaGa

Wow.. I’ve always enjoyed hearing Lady GaGa on the radio, but I never thought I would enjoy a Lady GaGa concert as much as I did tonight with my wife Norine. This lady is a major talent who knows how to entertain an audience. From the moment she stepped on stage she had my attention. Now she has my devotion as a little monster. Remember I’m 55, straight and like a variety of music  but never thought I would enjoy the concert as much as I did tonight. GaGa’s energy is infectious, she proudly announces we will never see her…


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Louisville musicians perform Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Tonight

I’ve been up since 7:30 on this lovely Saturday morning trying to learn these new Fleetwood Mac tunes for the encore. Yes, we’re expecting an encore because the show is just THAT good. For those of you who don’t know, several of us are playing the “Rumours” album in its entirety tonight (Saturday, March 12) at the Rudyard Kipling. Two shows: 7:30 & 9:30. Call ahead for more info or visit www.therudyardkipling.com. Learning this album has been a lot more work for me than it should be, mostly because I just really never listened to Fleetwood Mac. Sure, I listened…


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Louisville Rallies Back to Overtake Notre Dame, 83-77

The Cardiac Cards strike again. Louisville continued its impressive play with a comeback from 16 down to defeat a surging Notre Dame team. The Cardinals went into the half down 14 and having huge problems pushing the tempo. Yet when Rick Pitino and company emerged, UofL was able to get back into the swing of things. The Cardinals came out of the break with a full court press that quickly caused the Fighting Irish some problems. Louisville was able to cause 11 turnovers, many unforced, which transferred into much needed momentum. The Cards also excelled at shutting down Big East…



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Fat Men in Frankfort and Goofoffability

They’re ugly, too: Gov. Steve Beshear called members of the Senate a bunch of “fat guys” yesterday during an appearance on Mandy Connell’s radio show.  In response, David Williams called him “sophomoric” and claimed Beshear is a “weak governor.” And it’s only March. Why do the taxpayers have to pay these guys to hurl insults at each other during a costly special session? Strike Up the Band: I can’t figure out why the Metro Council had to pass an ordinance for this, but they did. And now live music is allowed in Old Louisville. It wouldn’t have happened without the…