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ReSurfaced: The Liberty Build, an 18-month urban activation

May 19, 2016 superuser 0

Site of future container buildings | Photo by Melissa Chipman

City Collaborative isn’t playing around with the next ReSurfaced project. We’ve been waiting on pins and needles ever since the promise of the next ReSurfaced came up last winter and then fizzled out. We were promised by CC that “the wait will be worth it.” Sure was. ReSurfaced: The Liberty Build is an 18-plus-month urban activation […]

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Louisville musicians step up for the ‘Hope for Ecuador Benefit Concert,’ organized by Ecuador native Israel Cuenca

May 19, 2016 superuser 0

Israel Cuenca is from Ecuador and works at U of L. | Courtesy of Israel Cuenca

On Saturday, April 16, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the small South American country of Ecuador, destroying many cities and villages along its coastline. It killed more than 650 people, injured over 4,000 and affected nearly 34,000. Since then, two additional earthquakes have hit the same area, but it does not appear the aftershocks have caused additional damage. […]

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Hite Art Institute explores the theme of summer vacations in new exhibit

May 19, 2016 superuser 0

Venus, Thu Apr 21, 2016,  8:50:40 AM,  8C, 5354x8000,  (96+0), 100%, straight 6 sto,  1/60 s, R19.9, G0.0, B1.1

University of Louisville assistant professor and Hite Art Institute director Chris Reitz gave three of his students a daunting task: Go through the massive vault of prints in Hite’s permanent collection and create an exhibit that explores the notion of American downtime. What they assembled — for both a grade and public consumption — can […]

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Louisville City soccer club tops conference, sees growing support — though rival Cincinnati is drawing far more fans

May 19, 2016 superuser 0

Louisville City FC players celebrate in a match last season. | Courtesy of LCFC.

By all accounts, the Louisville City soccer club is having a good second season: The team is in first place in its conference, revenues from sponsors have improved, and attendance has increased. And yet, the local club’s luster is being overshadowed somewhat by the record-breaking support for its River Cities Cup rival and league newcomer […]

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Guest Commentary: Vogt Awards companies succeeding throughout the region

May 19, 2016 superuser 0

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By Amelia Gandara | EnterpriseCorp Do you think you have the next billion dollar idea? Luckily, there is a program right here in the Greater Louisville region designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs from Kentucky and Indiana do just that. Applications for the Vogt Awards, a source of grant funding and mentorship for startups, are open until […]

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Lexington architecture firm creates new office in Louisville

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Nomi made its own custom sign for its new Louisville office. | Courtesy of Nomi

A newly formed Lexington-based architecture firm has planted roots in Louisville. Nomi Architecture, Design and Fabrication started operating in Louisville a couple months ago, building out an office at 2001 Frankfort Ave. in the Art Space building, and is officially launching the business with an open house from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. “Clifton […]

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Forest Fest brings bluegrass, Ben Sollee and Blue Belles to Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday

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A scene from last year's Forest Fest | Courtesy of Jefferson Memorial Forest

Traditional Kentucky bluegrass music will return to Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday when the 12th annual Forest Fest lures Louisvillians to the South End. Jefferson Memorial’s program manager Rebecca Minnick spoke with Insider Louisville about the forest, the festival and her own predilection for “picking” — i.e. playing bluegrass. A Louisville native, Minnick lived in Maine for several years […]

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