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LouisvilleKy’s celebrates local films and filmmakers next month

Flyover Film Festival Lands in Louisville July 24 – 29, 2016 The Louisville Film Society launches its 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival July 24 – 29 celebrating Kentucky and our rich heritage in filmmaking, past and present. Two documentaries that honor favorite native sons Wendell Berry (The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry) and Harry Caudill (Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage) open the five day event followed by Bear With Us starring Louisvillian and Walden Theatre alum Collin Smith, a Throw-Back-Thursday 35th Anniversary outdoor screening of Stripes, filmed here in Kentucky, and a mixed media finale on the Belvedere, Sound…


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Louisville KY weather brings WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays indoors

WFPK Winter Wednesday set for January 13th Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s favorite summer concert series has moved inside for the winter. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® concert series has been reinvented for the colder climate as WFPK Winter Wednesday in collaboration with the Clifton Center. WFPK Winter Wednesday continues January 13, 2016 and will feature Gabe Dixon and Brooke Annibale.  Doors open at 6:30pm. The music will start at approximately 7:30pm. Gabe Dixon’s “an elegant and deft piano player, a fine songwriter who speaks from the soul.” — Bill Clifford, PopMatters About Brooke Annibale, NoDepression says “The Pittsburgh native’s soft, sultry voice rises and falls so…


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Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series wraps up September 30th

  Louisville, Ky., – WFPK has announced the September 30th line up for its popular Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series.  The series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Wax Fang, Here We Go Magic and Vandaveer. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery, Speed Museum and Taxi 7. Wax Fang demonstrates a curious penchant for not only harmoniously wedding concept…


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Louisville’s WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday Takes the Stage July 29th

  Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Fantastic Negrito, Strand of Oaks and American Aquarium. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. According to Wired Magazine, Fantastic Negrito, the…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesdays Return

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Pokey LaFarge co-headlining with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn and T. Hardy Morris. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery. “Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of its favorite concert series on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Civil Twilight, Jukebox the Ghost and Small Time Napoleon. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan  and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery. Civil Twilight’s forthcoming studio album, Story Of An Immigrant, will be available June…



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TGIF Local Lunch Post – John Timmons Steps Up to the Plate and the Microphone

  After the end of an era ( and yes, I’ve got one more “e” in me…wait for it.), it  was a question on the lips of the music-lovin’ masses, what would ear X-tacy’s John Timmons would do next? No matter how the end credits ran, what rose above the ear X-tacy story was a fierce dedication to local, independent commerce – not to mention a passion for music as written, performed, and recorded by anyone from buskers in the Highlands to festivals on the Waterfront or the intimacy of a nightclub set to recording studios  nestled throughout the city….


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Kentucky Homefront- Keep the Front Porch Rockin’ – Sunday at River Bend

I’ve been a Kentucky Homefront volunteer since 2001 and have loved every moment of the live audience recordings. from the Kentucky Theatre on 4th Street to the Clifton Center. The work that goes between booking to post-production includes stage direction, concessions, storytelling and fundraising. It is truly a labor of love . Songwriter, activist John Gage takes on the lion’s share of that work, passionately and physically, and we thank  him for that. Our consistent volunteer core is family. Not many folks since Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney threw a makeshift stage with a rope and a sheet to do a…


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Silence is Not Golden for ear X-tacy

Even though John would probably prefer an excerpt from XTC, I’m opening with a poignant line from Green Day: It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right, I hope you  had the time of your life. Nothing says “No comment” like an empty, locked store. It proved to be a mysterious and disturbing Halloween this past weekend as one of Louisville’s mainstays of music, culture and community activism rose into the spirit world. By the equally strange calendar date of 11/1/11, local news trucks scanned the famous typewritten letters across the  building’s Bardstown Road frontage. A reporter on a…