One morning last week, like every morning before, I opened the back door let my dog out into the yard. Normally at that time I’m so intent on my caffeine fix that I’d probably overlook a tornado, but that morning something small caught my eye - a single oak leaf stuck in the crevice of two deck boards, one third still slick and green, the other two thirds a slow fade from a spotted yellow to a...

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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A lot can happen in 65 years. A lone woman dancer becomes a company of dozens; a single cello a full orchestra; a small audience a sold-out theater crowd; and a civic ballet company one of the most innovative and well-known cultural institutions in the country. Such is the tale of the Louisville Ballet, from their first performance in 1952 – a performance of Fokine’s “The Dying Swan...

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SEPTEMBER 09, 2016
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They say Smoketown got its name from the smoke-producing brick factories that crowded the neighborhood almost two hundred years ago. But the neighborhood earns it name again and again, every year on Independence Day. The Fourth in Smoketown means 3 main things: food, family, and fireworks. Under the roof of the pavilion at Shelby Park – not technically a part of Smoketown, but a nearby ...

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JULY 11, 2016
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by Taylor Killough I knew it as soon as I walked in the door. Well, maybe it wasn’t that fast. But within minutes of my first time at the Muhammad Ali Center, I knew it was a place unlike any other. I knew it was a place I needed to be. I was 22, fresh from undergrad and new to Louisville, looking for direction and meaning and someplace to land for a while. Volunteering at a middle s...

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JUNE 13, 2016
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In 1969, not long after devastating loss of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tw...
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FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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