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Louisville Bespoke

New LouisvilleKY fashion hub in development

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 30, 2016 ) It’s a long way from Louisville’s Portland neighborhood to New York City’s Garment District. But Louisville is about to take a step that could move it a bit closer to the Big Apple’s long-thriving fashion industry and its designers, artists and other creators. It will happen at a new fashion design hub called Louisville Bespoke that will be developed at The Design Terminal in the heart of the up-and-coming East Portland Warehouse District. Entrepreneurs Yamilca Rodriguez, Gill Holland, and Lisa Kahl-Hillerich are behind the creative initiative that’s set to open in 2017. “A city…


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THE WEEK: Oh NO, Snow in LouisvilleKY

OK, so it is actually snowing. I was out driving this morning, and up until about 9:30, I was thinking our local meteorologists/fear mongers had missed it again. But then the snow started, as advertised, though I’m not convince it’s something that warrants all the closings, etc. I was listening to John Timmons on WFPK, whose approach I wish others in the media would follow. Basically, he said, “It’s snowing in Louisville, and depending on which forecasts you believe, we might get 1-3 inches or 4-8 inches. Plan accordingly.” I was especially disappointed in the decision-makers at JCPS, who called…


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THE WEEK: Let me Tell You About My Golf Score, and More

THE WEEK is, well, late this week. Sorry about that. On Thursday, when I usually put it together, I was hosting a special dinner for my son Nick (an ex-Rusty guest who is leaving to study Theatre in Italy) and my son Josh (who turned 24 Friday). Check out my account of our hiking trip to Red River Gorge on LouisvilleKY.com. If you’re like me, you hate it when people come up and think you’ll be interested in how their round of golf went. So with apologies in advance, the other reason THE WEEK didn’t happen on time was that…


Our Hotness Levels for THE WEEK

If there was any doubt that summer was here, the hundred or so folks who ventured west to Portland to hear Gill Holland on Thursday night will confirm it. In a sweltering warehouse, Holland joked that it was the grand opening of the Portland Spa and Sauna. Air conditioning would be a great addition at the massive Tim Faulkner Gallery.   Holland, of course, is trying to do for Portland what he did for NuLu, turn around a dismal area that, though rich in history, is mainly an eyesore. And he knows about Portland’s history, its 1800s role as an…


March 13 University of Louisville conference explores filmmaking in Kentucky

Festivals, video art, tax incentives among topics LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A March 13 film symposium at the University of Louisville will focus on “Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky II: Showing Work, Seeing Work and Building Audiences.” The public event, organized by UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships in the College of Arts and Sciences and by the Louisville Film Society, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Club on the Belknap Campus. Speakers from throughout the country will discuss successful film festivals, creative entrepreneurship and tax incentives in filmmaking and the need for exposure for…




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Local News Thriving, Just Not at C-J

There’s a great assessment of the Courier-Journal layoffs, and the uncertainty of Velocity’s future, by former LEO editor Cary Stemle in the current LEO. Stemle remembers what a threat to LEO’s future Velocity was way back in 2003. Gannett’s rag, which currently seems to be in purgatory, will never be the same, even if they somehow figure out how to publish it without any staffers. Stemle has a pretty complete list of the C-J’s cuts, including news that one victim, Velocity editor Tom Nord, was rehired immediately. Good for him. As a former LEO columnist, I have always sided with…


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Furloughs and Gas, and a Tennis Movie

Hope you had a whole lotta weekend like I did. Mine was  highlighted by Sunday’s concert at Lakeside Swim Club by Mickey Clark. Thanks to Dr. John (Hans) Gilderbloom for the hospitality.  And congratulations to the WHAS Crusade for Children. It’s amazing how so many people tossing a few quarters in at red lights during a weekend can add up to $5 million. Now, on to the most important, or remarkable, stuff doing on this week: To Furlough, or not to Furlough: The Metro Council continues its budget hearings today, and members have been making news by making public their…