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Rally to End Child Abuse Set for Louisville KY’s Waterfront Park April 1

On Wednesday, April 1, join Family & Children’s Place, along with members of Kosair Charities’ Face It® Movement, to “Rally to End Child Abuse” at the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville. The rain or shine event kicks off recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Following the 11 a.m. rally, which will include as speakers Family & Children’s Place President and CEO Pam Darnall, Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad, Louisville Chief of Community Building Sadiqa Reynolds, Kosair Charities Board Chair Jerry Ward and Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks, participants and guests are encouraged to walk across…

Louisville KY’s Resurfaced project earns top award for innovative re-use of vacant downtown space

from Metro Government… Louisville’s transformation of a vacant space in the heart of downtown into a temporary, pop-up plaza has earned the top annual award from the state’s professional landscape architects. Resurfaced, which offered live music and other performing arts, local food and craft beer and drew thousands of people to a vacant space at 615 W. Main St., received the Honor Award from the Kentucky chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The award was presented to Henry|McGalliard Landscape Architecture for its work in planning and implementing Resurfaced which ran for six weeks in September and October, 2014. “Resurfaced was…

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Review: My Morning Jacket & Kentucky musicians elevate Forecastle Festival to a whole new level

You wanna know what Forecastle Festival is like? Ok. It’s a little something like this: Music. Art(ists). Ecology. Louisville-lovers. Dirty hippie dudes. Dirty hippie dames. Beardos. Rollie Fingers’ staches. Dreadlocks. Tye-dye. Bassheads. Potheads. River-bathers. Burlesque performances. Tree-huggers. Socialists. Liberals. Journalists. Hacky-sack circles. Sweaty people drinking PBR. Sweaty people making out. Sweaty people drinking PBRs and making out. Teenage make-shift obstacle hurdlers. Pervasive Mary Jane aromas. Muhammad Ali portraits in the head. The Mayor in VIP. Yep, this is how it went down on the banks of the Ohio River when more than 35,000 people jumbled together to celebrate Louisville, right…

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Forecastle X: Interview with Rachel Grimes

Straight-up Louisville post-rock but with a dash of wooded folk and oft-haunting dual vocals, King’s Daughters and Sons are just one of two avenues for checking out the stylings of Rachel Grimes this weekend. LouisvilleKY.com’s Forecastle X preview coverage continues as Louisville-native Rachel Grimes speaks to the differences between solo and collaborative efforts, whether or not a city can have a “sound” and her favorite places to perform.

Forecastle X: Holly Weyler talks of Local Love and Killer Jams

LouisvilleKY.com continues its Forecastle X preview coverage today via an extended chat with ‘She-Captain of the boat’ Holly Weyler. Wearer of an untold number of hats, Weyler talks My Morning Jacket, the festival’s 10-year-long progression towards big-boy-pants territory, the art of sharing our hometown and other nautical nonsense.

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My Morning Jacket’s Two-Tone Tommy talks about curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, band members’ solo projects, Grammy nods and what’s next for MMJ.

Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship – Photo by Paul Wellman There’s a lot going on these days in the life of My Morning Jacket bassist Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship. When you’re a member of one of the music industry’s most popular live alternative rock-n-roll bands, you tend to not have too much time for things other than music and your career. With MMJ’s focus on curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, the boys are looking at music with a different focus; through their Louisville-lenses, so to speak, more so than other shows they play. It’s hard to believe that back in 2002 Forecastle Festival started…

Forecastle X Sets Sail with Monster Lineup

His band having just been announced as the festival headliners, the Louisville-native and decadently-bearded My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joked of the this summer’s 10th annual Forecastle Music Festival a few weeks back that the theme would be, “Christmas in July”. And yet Christmas came even earlier than promised.

Bomb Drop: My Morning Jacket to Headline Forecastle Fest X

JK McKnight and partner Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment have announced Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket as the headliners for this summer’s 10th iteration of the Forecastle Music Festival, with a limited number of weekend passes on sale this Friday for $100. Full details after the jump.