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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…


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Bailey’s Move: LEO’s loss, WFPL’s gain

You can take this news as meaning that WFPL-FM is serious about local news and political coverage. Fresh from filing a major investigative piece on Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, LEO reporter Phillip Bailey is moving back to 4th Street to work at Louisville Public Media. No one can dispute that Bailey, who has authored much of  LEO’s political coverage for the last several years, including the Jerry’s Kids/Sixth and Jefferson columns, is one of the most skilled investigative reporters in town. He will start his own political blog in the near future, and will have the freedom to uncover slow-developing…


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Naked Lady Party … for Wedding Dresses?

I admit I’m a bit of a princess, in that I prefer Paris to camping, and diamonds to moonstones, but I’m not at all a fashionista. I’ve been wearing the same t-shirts since high school (although now people think I bought them at a vintage shop), and I own one pair of jeans. All of my newer clothes are friends’ hand-me-downs. My shoe style is Winter: cowboy boots and  Summer: flip-flops. Easy. So in answer to, “What are you wearing?” Well, as of now, I don’t know. I found one dress at a consignment store a few weeks ago that…


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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…