IF University’s September classes range from bourbon and beer to classical music Monday, Sep 8 2014 

Kentucky_Center_IdeaFestival__PJoin IdeaFestival University this month for classes structured around the unique concept that ideas are everywhere, and anywhere can be a classroom. Designed to inspire new and creative thinking, IF University is a platform that holds classes throughout the year covering … Continue reading

Robotics World Championship bringing 15,000 students to Louisville in 2015 Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

photo 2Next April, for around 15,000 kids from 25 countries, the Kentucky Exposition Center will host their Superbowl. In fact, said Mayor Greg Fischer, this event is “more important than the Superbowl … more important even than the Final Four.” Robotics … Continue reading

Murder the Devil, Larry Muhammad’s New Play, On Stage at Vault 1031 Tuesday, Sep 2 2014 

Former Rusty Satellite Show guest Larry Muhammad has a new play being performed this week. I’m going to try to go, you should to. Here are the details:

Add to upcoming 9/11 observances this year a new Larry Muhammad play at Vault 1031 examining the prospect of homegrown terrorism and how it links to ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

murderthedevilposterfinalTitled MURDER THE DEVIL, it was a finalist for the Kentucky Theatre Association New Play Award in 2010 and Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative did a stage reading in 2011 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati.

“What inspired me to write the play was the arrest of some black guys in an FBI sting operation in 2006 for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago,” said Muhammad, whose plays have been performed at Kentucky Center and Actors Theatre. “There was this FBI agent pretending to be an Arab terrorist and offering these guys money. And I thought: What if a real terrorist tried recruiting a real Chicago streetgang into the jihad? Now that would make an interesting piece of theatre.”

The script was further developed this year at New Play Slam, a workshop of Louisville theatre artists held monthly at Vault 1031, where it premieres Sept.  4, 5, 6, 7 and 11.

Set in Chicago, MURDER THE DEVIL involves an Al Qaeda reject who slips through Homeland Security on a bloodthirsty mission, recruits a treacherous  street gang but learns too late who is hustling who. Racial animosities surface and heated disputes over killing in the name of God as the fate of a hostage hangs in the balance.

“It’s raw and edgy,” Muhammad said, “with complex characters from the wannabe terrorist and his parents trying to keep him out of trouble, to the ballsy hostage and unexpectedly patriotic black gangsters. I think audiences are going to like it.”


Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11

7:30 pm each night

Vault 1031

1031 S. Sixth Street, Louisville

$10 cash at the door

Reservations: barbara.cullen117@gmail.com

City wins $50,000 Google prize, explains winning strategy to IL Friday, Aug 29 2014 

Mayor Greg Fischer, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeLouisville’s Metro Hall was a suitably august setting for yesterday’s announcement. Mayor Greg Fischer, flanked by other high-profile personages, announced Louisville had taken the $50,000 top prize as the winner of Google’s Get Your Business Online City Challenge in the … Continue reading

Opinion: I’m a JCPS teacher, and here’s why we’re homeschooling my daughter Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 

Boxwood_PS_kindergarten_classroomby Jason Linden This year, my daughter turned 5, and that means it’s time for kindergarten. I have been asked more than once what school she is going to. When I answer that she isn’t going to any school — … Continue reading

U of L fraternity teams up with Empower Ladies Together for back to school drive Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 

ELTEmpowering Ladies Together and members of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. are teaming up for a Back to School Barbecue and drive for the students served at the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville. The drive is to gather … Continue reading

Kentucky’s slow Internet correlates to lower intelligence? Unfortunately yes, says study Saturday, Aug 23 2014 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.04.20 AMNot long ago IL noted Kentucky is tied for second-to-last for the slowest Internet speeds in the United States. Alaska, the wild frontier, is slower, but it’s gaining fast. We noted this is bad news for many reasons, including that expanded … Continue reading

Louisville ‘survives’ Purge hoax as student journalists eclipse professional media, shed light on fear frenzy Monday, Aug 18 2014 

purge-tshirtAs the clock struck 8 p.m. Friday and the baseless rumor of mass “#LouisvillePurge” murder was set to begin, Manual High School students Peter Champelli and Kate Hatter debunked the supposed threat, reporting that an Iroquois High School student simply … Continue reading

Center for Interfaith Relations appoints new managing director Saturday, Aug 9 2014 

Sarah Reed Harris cropSarah Reed Harris has been appointed managing director of the Center for Interfaith Relations. “We are fortunate to have found in Sarah a person of great personal faith and tremendous administrative and organizational ability,” Turney P. Berry, chairman of the … Continue reading

Kentucky State University president gives up $90k to ensure higher wages for campus workers Tuesday, Aug 5 2014 

Courtesy of Service Employees International UnionNot too long ago IL’s Terry Boyd wrote a piece about how the presidents of Centre College and Berea College each earn about $300,000 a year, and their schools are considered good educational deals, according to Money magazine. At the … Continue reading

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