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  • ‘Red,’ thrilling theater, beautiful writing
    At the beginning of John Logan’s 2009 play “Red,” a young man enters the studio of Mark Rothko. It’s clear from his diffident manner and formal dress that he’s a supplicant, a candidate for a position. And what happens next is perhaps the most riveting job interview in the history of drama. Rothko faces the audience, gazing intently at a painting that hangs on an imaginary wall that stands where we sit. And he asks ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By leoweekly
  • ‘When do I get to be a jerk?’
    Comedian John Iavarone survived a childhood as the only boy in a house with a single mom and four older sisters. “I was 12 years old still waiting to get my period,” Iavarone recalled. This wise-cracking, joke craftsman also brings a physical act (handstands!) that has made him popular at clubs, colleges and casinos all across the country. This week, he makes his first appearance in Kentucky, headlining The Caravan. LEO: Are you looking forward ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By leoweekly
  • Øskar’s, a delightful taste of Scandinavia
    How is Øskar’s Slider Bar delightfully different from just about every other eatery in town? Uff da! Its light, amusing Scandinavian vibe sets it geographically and culturally apart from all the local restaurants that fake a drawl while frying chicken and simmering grits. Even the good folks from “Top Chef,” announcing their plan to highlight Kentucky next season, seemed to see us in terms of country hams, sorghum, fried chicken, burgoo and mutton! OK, fine. This ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By leoweekly
  • New kid in town, and try the Ebony
    Remember when St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer seemed to be the dominant craft beer in Louisville? We see the out-of-market beers come and go all the time, with Florida’s Sweetwater and California’s Lagunitas finding their way into taps and retail outlets here in the past year or two. Why those breweries and not another? Well, it’s distribution. When a brewery sells the interest to a large corporation, it has more muscle in the form of marketing ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By leoweekly
  • Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia
    How is Øskar’s Slider Bar delightfully different from just about every other eatery in town? Uff da! Its light, amusing Scandinavian vibe sets it geographically and culturally apart from all the local restaurants that fake a drawl while frying chicken and simmering grits. Even the good folks from Top Chef, announcing their plan to highlight … Continue reading Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia The post Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia ... read more
    Source: Hotbytes EatPublished on 2018-02-21By Robin Garr
  • Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia
    How is Øskar’s Slider Bar delightfully different from just about every other eatery in town? Uff da! Its light, amusing Scandinavian vibe sets it geographically and culturally apart from all the local restaurants that fake a drawl while frying chicken and simmering grits. Even the good folks from Top Chef, announcing their plan to highlight … Continue reading Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia The post Øskar’s offers a delightful taste of Scandinavia ... read more
    Source: Hotbytes DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By Robin Garr
  • Longtime Louisville Metro Government official to retire
    Louisville Metro Government is losing one of its longtime leaders. Tim Barry will retire in late spring as director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, according to a news release. Barry was appointed to the position in 2001 by Mayor David Armstrong. "In his many years, Tim has been a model public servant who always put the residents of Louisville first and aspired to add to our quality of life with every project he tackled," ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-02-21By Carolyn Tribble Greer
  • Whiskey Row investors sue contractor over 2015 fire
    The owners of the 111 Whiskey Row development on Main Street in Louisville are suing the project's former general contractor, claiming it owes more than $2 million in damages to the project caused by a colossal fire in summer 2015. Main Street Revitalization LLC, the group of local investors that developed the project, filed suit against Sullivan & Cozart Inc. in Jefferson Circuit Court, claiming the Louisville company refuses to pay more than $2.5 million ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-02-20By Marty Finley
  • 10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (2/19)
    MONDAY Murals of the Holocaust – KET Screening Kentucky Center Free  |  7-9 p.m. Come out to watch this 30-minute documentary by KET about WKU’s summer camp for gifted youth, which for 20 years, has designed and created murals about the Holocaust. A reception will precede the screening, with an exhibit showcasing many of the group’s previous murals. TUESDAY Titty Tiki Tuesdays! The Limbo Free  |  9 p.m. As I am sure you read ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-19By Ethan Smith
  • Photos of Bendigo Fletcher and The Ghost of Paul Revere at Zanzabar
    Bendigo Fletcher Bendigo Fletcher Bendigo Fletcher Bendigo Fletcher Bendigo Fletcher The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The Ghost of Paul Revere The post Photos of Bendigo Fletcher and The Ghost of Paul Revere at Zanzabar appeared first on LEO Weekly. ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-19By Scott Recker
  • Kentucky budget plan includes three big projects at expo center
    A state budget bill includes five projects that would be funded through public-private partnerships, including three at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The projects in HB 200 were requested by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. The state legislature must approve P3 projects valued at $25 million or more. The three projects at the expo center are two hotels — one at Gate One and the other without a specified location — and an agri-plex, according ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-02-19By Carolyn Tribble Greer
  • Podcast Watch Episode 1: Some of our favorite Louisville podcasts
    The digital revolution has almost completely removed the traditional barriers that keep people out of all sorts of previously well-guarded places. The rise of the podcast began as an alternative to radio shows, but has since mutated into its own hugely-popular medium, with break-out hits and artistic experiments. Who could have guessed that a podcast such as “Welcome to Night Vale” would get so huge? The flood of podcasts that have hit the web in ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-16By Scott Recker
  • FIRST LOOK: Downtown Marriott hotel unveils new its restaurant
    Walking into the Louisville Marriott Downtown's new restaurant, The Porch Kitchen & Bar, you'd never know it once housed a sports bar. The remodeled restaurant at the corner of Third and West Jefferson streets has two dining areas, a long bar that features the city's favorite liquor and giant windows that open out into Louisville's downtown. The restaurant is also across Jefferson Street from the convention center, which is being remodeled, too. David Greene, the ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-02-16By Bridgett Weaver
  • 5 things to do this weekend in Louisville (2/16)
    FRIDAY After Hours at the Speed Speed Art Museum Nonmembers, $18  |  5-10 p.m. Mild-mannered art museum by day, party house by night! This month’s After Hours party features music by Joan Shelley, Dane Waters and Sara Louise Callaway, Ashley Thursby Kern and The Other Years. Also, enjoy a conversation with the curators on the latest blockbuster exhibit, “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism”; a Speed Cinema screening of “The Insult” and a cash ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-02-16By Ethan Smith
  • Two Kentuckians named James Beard award semifinalists
    Two Kentuckians were named semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation's 2018 Restaurant and Chef Awards. The foundation names dozens of semifinalists in 21 categories. Paco Garcia of Con Huevos in Louisville was named a semifinalist in the category of best chef: Southeast. Con Huevos is a tiny Mexican breakfast and lunch spot on Frankfort Avenue. The restaurant's owners plan a second location at Holiday Manor and will expand the original restaurant. And Drew Kulsveen of ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-02-16By Carolyn Tribble Greer

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