New Lens 2020 Wednesday, Mar 11 2020 

90.5 WUOL and 21c Museum Hotel are proud to announce New Lens 2020. Here are some highlights coming up this season: April 5: Featuring “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by Joel Thompson (for a chorus of tenors and basses, strings, and piano) a setting of the last words of unarmed black men before they […]

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WWE Monday Night RAW coming to Louisville in May Friday, Mar 6 2020 

The pro-wrestling event will be on May 18, 2020. Tickets go on sale next week.

        

USA Cares’ Heather Moses Competing in “Dancing with the Prospect Stars” Saturday, Feb 22 2020 

WHAT:  Dancing with the Prospect Stars

WHEN:  Sunday, March 1, 2020, 5:00 pm

WHERE: Bill Collins Ford, 4220 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

LOUISVILLE, KY – February 21, 2020 – USA Cares’ Development Director, Heather Moses, is preparing to display her skills on the dance floor to raise funds for USA Cares!

For the last 12 weeks, Heather and several other community members have trained with professional dance instructors from Derby City Ballroom, while also raising funds and awareness for a Louisville-based non-profit of their choosing. On Sunday, March 1, the public is invited to watch Heather and her co-competitors dance their hearts out to win recognition for their charities and the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Couples will be competing in the ’50s themed contest on Sunday, March 1, at Bill Collins Ford on Bardstown Road. Heather has chosen USA Cares as her charity of choice and donations can be made online at her official Dancing with the Prospect Stars donation page at http://bit.ly/danceusa.

USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability. By providing these vital services within 48 hours of the initial request and at no cost to the recipient, USA Cares improves the quality of life for veterans and their families and can reduce many potential factors that can contribute to veteran suicide.

Last year’s Dancing with the Prospect Stars raised more than $70,000 for ten different charities in the Louisville region. This year’s event features a 1950’s theme, and spectators are invited to dress up for the occasion! Spectator tickets can be purchased online through the official Dancing with the Prospect Stars website.  For press inquiries, contact Aubrey Gonzalez at 800-773-0387 ext. 137 or aubrey@usacares.org.

ABOUT USA CARES

USA Cares (www.usacares.org) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability. Our services improve the quality of life for veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that contribute to veteran suicide. To donate or to request assistance, please visit www.usacares.org.

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Staying in Louisville for break? Don’t miss out on these local events Friday, Feb 21 2020 

By Christian Grace–

Spring break is rapidly approaching for University of Louisville students, and there are a lot of things to look forward to throughout the week.

For those who find parties and colorful displays interesting, the Louisville Zoo’s lights festival will be at the top of the list.

The “Wild Lights Asian Lantern Festival at the Louisville Zoo” is an eyeful. The event is the largest lantern display in the region and showcases complex and culturally significant designs throughout the zoo.

Ticket prices for non-member adults are $18.50 if purchased before arrival or $20.50 at the gate. Card-carrying members will only pay $15.50 if tickets are bought in advance and $18.50 at the gate. The festival opens March 5 and ends on April 25 and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For those considering something more artistic or verbal performances, look no further than the KMAC Poetry SLAM. This local event showcases the creative talent of those who express themselves through words.

KMAC is free for attendees, the only cost being $7 to perform. The KMAC museum in downtown Louisville is housing the event, which is hosted by Lance G. Newman II.

It starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. March 10. They also host these events every second Tuesday of each month if it becomes something more than a spring break fling.

It’s the luck of the Irish in Louisville this year with a day full of parades and drinks starting March 14. Over 150 attendees flood the street each year to commemorate St. Patrick’s day.

The parade is the largest in Kentucky and can be enjoyed with shenanigans and malarkey. The Hibernian’s Society wants everyone to come down to the corner of Baxter and Bardstown to celebrate the Irish-American way.

Whether you’re from the Emerald Island, have Irish heritage or only have the Irish spirit in your heart–there’s plenty of luck to be found at the parade.

Graphic by Shayla Kerr// The Louisville Cardinal

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Here’s the Hometown Rising Country Music and Bourbon Festival Lineup Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 

 

SEPTEMBER 12 & 13

HIGHLAND FESTIVAL GROUNDS AT KY EXPO CENTER

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Many More Lead Music Lineup for 2nd Annual Festival

Hometown Rising Kicks Off Louisville Trifesta Series

Single Day, Weekend & Camping On Sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM EST

Louisville, KY – Following last year’s sold-out debut, Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival, produced by premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, returns to Louisville, KY on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center.

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion lead Hometown Rising’s music lineup with additional appearances from Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clint Black, CAM and many more artists across the festival’s three stages. The two-day festival also features exclusive bourbon tastings and workshops, line-dancing, art activations, speakeasies and more.

The music lineup for Hometown Rising is as follows (subject to change):

SATURDAY: Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Clint Black, Russell Dickerson, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shenandoah, Caylee Hammack, Jon Langston, Aubrie Sellers, Noah Schnacky, The Josephines, Ross Ellis, Emily Ann Roberts, Stephanie Quayle, Lakeview, Kaitlyn Kohler

SUNDAY: Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mitchell Tenpenny, CAM, Matt Stell, Blanco Brown, Kassi Ashton, King Calaway, Tennessee Jet, Lainey Wilson, Adam Doleac, Chris Bandi, Sean Stemaly, Tyler Booth, Madison Kozak, Alex Hall

“Always love coming to play Louisville because you love your country music and having a good time. Look forward to seeing ya’ll in September at Hometown Rising!” says Blake Shelton.

Old Dominion adds, “We’ve had the pleasure of playing shows in Kentucky and the crowds always have so much energy. We’re looking forward to returning and getting back on that stage!”

“I’ve always said I’m a singer-songwriter from Flatwoods, Kentucky, so I’m looking forward to coming back to my home state and playing Hometown Rising,” shares Billy Ray Cyrus.

New this year, Hometown Rising will be introducing sections within the site for fans to determine where they want to experience the event.  Festival goers can choose between the following pass options:

Hometown Rising will be followed by two consecutive weekends of festivals including Louder Than Life (Sept. 18-20) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 25-27). With three back-to-back festival weekends in Louisville, Danny Wimmer Presents wants to ensure that all fans have the chance to enjoy multiple events with an affordable and convenient ticketing option with the Louisville Trifesta Presented by Budweiser, which will go on sale in March.

As part of the Louisville Trifesta series, Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to pay tribute to the Kentucky farmer. “It all begins with the farmer,” explains Danny Wimmer, DWP founder and festival producer. “Our festivals feature the end products, bourbon and food, and I am excited to use our events as a platform to celebrate and recognize the farming community.”

“The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is thrilled to collaborate with Danny Wimmer Presents in 2020,” Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. “I hope people across the nation will see this as an opportunity to honor all of the hardworking American farm families who produce food, beverages, and fiber for our nation and our world.”

Hometown Rising, the only country music and bourbon festival, is proud to be partnered with local bourbon brands, curated by bourbon expert Fred Minnick, including: 1792, Angel’s Envy, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Barrell Bourbon, Boone’s Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses Bourbon, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Old Forester, Rebel Yell, Resilient Bourbon, Stonehammer, Wild Turkey, Wilderness Trail, Woodford Reserve, Yellowstone Bourbon and more to be announced.

As part of Danny Wimmer Presents’ innovative partnership and Kroger’s commitment to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, 25 cents from every pass sold will be donated directly to Dare to Care Food Bank. Dare to Care Food Bank works to ensure that no one in the community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.DareToCare.org.

Hometown Rising is proud to be partnered with: Budweiser, Monster Energy, Kroger, Pegasus Distillery Experiences, Jack Daniel’s, Louisville Metro, Louisville Tourism, Kentucky Venues, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Proud, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 291 Colorado Whiskey, Monaco Cocktail, Old Elk Whiskey, The Music Experience, Republic Bank, Diamond Resorts, Demon’s Behind Me, Festival Memories, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Take Me Home and Fxck Cancer.

Louisville Marriott Downtown is the official host hotel of Louisville Trifesta Presented by Budweiser. As part of that partnership, fans will be able to purchase a limited number of VIP hotel packages at a special rate at www.hometownrising.com. Additionally, a portion of the room revenue will be donated to the Dare to Care Food Bank.

The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hometown Rising is produced by Los Angeles and Louisville-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination festivals in America. DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

For more information on Hometown Rising, please visit:

Website: HometownRising.com

Facebook: @HometownRising

Instagram: @HometownRising

Twitter: @HometownRising

Hashtag: #HometownRising

Announce Video:  https://youtu.be/3Yi62QdZSnc

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USA Cares Hosting Free Rise Up & Shine Breakfast Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 

USA CARES TO HOST RISE UP & SHINE BREAKFAST

Free Event Aims to Educate Community on Troubling State of Veterans & Military Families

 

WHAT:  USA Cares Rise Up & Shine Breakfast

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:30-9:00 am

WHERE: The Galt House Hotel, 140 N. Fourth Street, Archibald Cochran Ballroom

COST: Free

LOUISVILLE, KY— February 18, 2020 – USA Cares is kicking off 2020 by presenting its first Rise Up & Shine breakfast on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the beautiful, newly renovated Galt House in downtown Louisville. This event will provide an excellent platform to educate and inspire our community members about the valuable services USA Cares provides for service members, veterans, and their families.

USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability. By providing these vital services within 48 hours of the initial request and at no cost to the recipient, USA Cares improves the quality of life for veterans and their families and can reduce many potential factors that can contribute to veteran suicide.

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Heather French Henry, Bryan Anderson, Melanie Cook, Mark Miner and RaeShanda Lias-Lockhart

SPONSORSHIPS/INFO: Sponsorships for this event are available. For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to become a table captain, contact Gwendolyn Brashear at 800-773-0387 ext. 128 or gwendolyn@usacares.org

Admission is free; however, all guests should RSVP by emailing Gwendolyn Brashear. For press inquiries, contact Aubrey Gonzalez at 800-773-0387 ext. 137 or aubrey@usacares.org.

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Kentucky Derby Festival unveils 2020 Thunder Over Louisville theme, has new airshow box Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 

The theme of the 2020 show is “Thunder’s Greatest Hits” and will celebrate the greatest hits from the past 30 years of Thunder soundtracks.

        

Jane Fonda wears recycled dress to Oscars after swearing off shopping Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 

Fonda vowed never to buy new clothes during a climate change protest in D.C.

        

How Eminem pulled off his surprise performance at the Oscars Tuesday, Feb 11 2020 

It was the Oscars performance that no one saw coming. Now, Eminem is revealing how they kept it all a secret.

        

Meet Sharon Choi, interpreter for ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho Monday, Feb 10 2020 

Choi is earning a heap of praise for not only for her ability to quickly translate Bong's words on the awards stage, but also in how she says it.

        

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