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Speed is Big on Impressionism

Admittedly, I know very little about fine art. But I was fascinated by the collection of Impressionist works on display at the Speed Museum’s newest exhibition: “Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent.” The exhibit, which I saw Friday night, includes more than 70 paintings by some of the most legendary painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.  The main attraction, of course, is Claude Monet, and the Speed secured four Monets, including one that it owns, for the show. But I was drawn to others, like Julien Dupre’s “In the Pasture.” It’s a dramatic piece showing a farmhand struggling to control…


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What is the Mediterranean Diet and what are the health benefits?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Research has suggested the Mediterranean Diet can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and with weight loss. The Mediterranean Diet is high in dietary fiber and high in antioxidants.  Key components of the Mediterranean diet emphasizes: Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts; Replacing butter with healthy fats such as extra virgin or virgin olive oil and canola oil (one tablespoon of olive or canola oil has 120 calories); Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods; Limiting red meat to no more than a…


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Local & Regional Films Take Home Top Awards

(Photo above of former mayor Jerry Abramson and his wife) Louisville native Greg King and New Albany, Indiana filmmaker Ray Cart are among the winners of the top prizes at the 2011 Derby City Film Festival which was held February 18th through the 20th. Greg King and David Teague’s “Our House” took home Best Documentary and Cart’s “Queens of the Dead” won the Audience Choice award for favorite film. Cincinnati Filmmaker Michael Maney’s film “Meth” took home the award for Best Short Film and Actress Stephanie Brait picked up Best Actress for her role in the same film. Another Cincinnati…


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Let’s Talk Some NBA

If you tried to watch the NBA All-Star game last night, you’re a better fan than I am. But I’m much more interested in the buzz around town about the NBA potentially bringing a team here to play in Freedom Hall. While doubters abound, there’s plenty of reason to think this NBA thing is for real. And really, help me figure out why so many people around here don’t want the NBA here — why would you not want a major league sports franchise in your city? If we did, this morning’s news would likely be about how a Louisville…


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Planning a Big Party with Little Time.

According to TheKnot.com, we have “477 items to do and 112 items overdue.” I keep looking at that checklist, then closing it when I see the timeline. Apparently, I should have had colors picked out and a venue booked long before I got this diamond ring. What’s really frustrating is that TheKnot is not the only thing telling me how far behind I am. We’ve been to a couple of wedding shows recently, and the first question we are asked is, “When is your wedding?” When we answer “July,” they respond with great trepidation, “This July?!” After nodding the affirmative,…


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This is NOT a LouisvilleKY.com Test

Notice anything different this morning? No? Well we have taken the “Beta” tag off the masthead here at LouisvilleKY.com, so no more using the “we’re just in Beta” excuse for any shortcomings on the site.  We’ve been tinkering with things for about 6 weeks, so it’s about time, right? On Friday, several of us went down to Browning’s on a beautiful evening and had a few beers. Thanks to everyone from the team who joined me: Cindy Lamb, Angela Champion, Brigid Kaelin, David Caldwell, Holly Brockman Johnson, Kirk Kandle (who arrived, of course, on his bike), Jeff Schneider and our…


God, Mystics and Archetypes

Was delighted at the turnout and “turn in” for the Matthew Fox event last night. He offered Einstein’s deathbed quote when asked of his regrets – answer was that he hadn’t studied the mystics sooner. Today’s workshop starting at 9:30 will address: · Where is God? · What are the ways to experience God? · What results from these experiences? more info: https://www.cultivatingconnections.org/Matthew_Fox_Workshop.html Another opportunity February 20, 2011 at Unity of Louisville 11am Worship Service – Lecture and Book Signing Matthew Fox will be the guest speaker during the morning worship service. see you there! Mollie


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Welcome Douglass Loop Farmers Market!

I trust Louisville and the Highlands neighborhood will embrace the newest addition to the Farmers Market family—Douglass Loop Farmer’s Market, beginning Saturday, April 16. The goal of market organizer, Blair Helvey, is “to provide a direct conduit between Kentucky producers and local consumers for the sale of healthy and affordable goods.” With Kentucky Proud products along side info on sustainable living, the vendors should create a wide range of interest for local merchants, schools, organizations and families in the Highlands and beyond. The spring market runs through Sept. 24with a Fall & Holiday market running from October 01- December 17, 2011.  It…


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Siva’s Steals Help Louisville Shut Down Connecticut

Peyton Siva’s 16 point effort and Gorgui Dieng’s first career double-double helped Louisville put the stamp on its invitation to the NCAA tourney. Thanks to another signature win, the Cardinals will undoubtebly be in the big dance. The Cardinals (20-7) secured their ninth straight twenty win season, and their fourth straight against the Huskies (20-6.) The win came after a double overtime thriller in Connecticut three weeks ago that fired up the Louisville faifthful. UofL put on a show for the 22,776 at the KFC Yum! Center. UConn only led once for 23 seconds and the Cards won it 71-58. Defense was…


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3rd Derby City Film Festival

Just leaving a reminder to come out and support independent filmmaking at this year’s Derby City Film Festival. In its third year the fest showcases local as well as international short films and features. Here’s info from the press release: The festival will open with a short film screening group from The Bob Rogers Group (BRG), a production company based in Louisville. The BRG film program of 8 short films will be free to attend and begin at 6:00 PM on February 18th. The official opening night film at 8:00 PM will be “The Very Worst Thing” a film about…