Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 25 - Beatles Scholar Speaking Event - free

Author To Speak About Fab Four at Octopus’s Garden

Beatlemania comes to the newly opened Beatles only store – Octopus’s Garden on Frankfort Avenue – Thursday, May 25th at 7:00pm. When professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz will present “A Hard Day’s Night: The Music & The Movie”. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit the event on facebook at: www.facebook.com/BeatlesCollectibles, stop by Octopus’s Garden in person, or call (502) 409-7566 to reserve your spot.

Octopus’s Garden opened in April of this year.  The store is planning on hosting free monthly events for the community to keep Beatlemania alive in Louisville year round.  This is their inaugural event that fits in with the start of Abbey Road on the River this upcoming weekend.  During this event Krerowicz (a professional Beatles scholar) will lead an in-depth discussion on "A Hard Day's Night." This 90-minute multimedia presentation observes and analyzes both the album and the film citing musical and historical precedents. Illustrations will be made utilizing excerpts from interviews with the band and clips of discarded takes.

Krerowicz graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor's of Music in 2008, then earned a Master's of Music from Boston University in 2010, and a Graduate Artist Diploma from the University of Hartford in 2012. While still a student in Connecticut, he won a research grant through the University to study The Beatles. Since then, he has made a full-time career of presenting his research and analysis of the band's music and their place in history, having presented his findings more than 300 times throughout the US and England.

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 28 - AMPED's 1st Annual Dream Maker Awards


LOUISVILLE, KY (MAY 9, 2017): The Academy of Music Production Education & Development (AMPED) is proud to announce the 1st Annual Dream Maker Awards recognizing the first graduating class and key contributors to the furthering of the organization’s mission of providing a safe and productive environment for the youth in our community and making their dreams come true. The event will take place Sunday, May 286-10 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 North 6th Street.

AMPED Graduation Class of 2017
·      Artavis Groves, Central High School Magnet Academy, attending Jefferson County Technical College for 2 years before transferring to the University of Louisville, plans to major in Early Education at U of L
·      Phametez Trice, Pleasure Ridge Park High School, attending Indiana University Southeast, plans to major in Music Education
·      Jaelah Wilson, Central High School Magnet Academy, attending Kentucky State University, plans to major in Music Education and minor in Business Administration
·      Shaunté Roach, Butler Traditional High School, attending Tennessee State University, plans to major in accounting and minor in business management

AMPED Dream Maker Award Recipients
·      Brook and Pam Smith
·      Alan and Tammy McClure
·      Louisville Mayor’s Office & Staff
·      Melanie Christopher
·      Metro United Way
·      Daryle Unseld
·      Rhonda Medford


Dream Maker Scholarship Contest
Presented by the Academy of Music Production Education and Development and Sullivan College of Technology and Design

In response to AMPED Dream Maker Awards, Sullivan College of Technology & Design (SCTD) will sponsor a contest for the high school students in the AMPED network to earn a $6,000 scholarship to further their education at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. We will announce the winning student at the Dream Maker Awards Dinner on May 28, 2017. Click here for official rules http://sullivantechnology.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DreamMakerScholarship-Rules%C6%92_v2.pdf
AMPED serves a population that would not otherwise have access to the music and technology training that AMPED provides. The program is 100% free to its students and their parents/guardians. The organization also offers its program to schools, community centers, and other outside organizations in an effort to reach other disadvantaged, under served, and at risk youth throughout the community.

The evening will be hosted by Julian Glover from WAVE3 News and include entertainment from DJ Empty Beats, Shania Robinson, Metez Trice, and the AMPED Instructors Band. The event will be catered by Wiltshire Pantry and will include a silent auction. Tickets are $100 or a table sponsorship can be purchased for $1,500.
The Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED) is a non-profit 501c3 youth program that focuses on music and aims to provide a safe and productive environment for youth to explore their creativity through music.

AMPED kids receive hands-on training of the music business through production, distribution and marketing. AMPED participants have the opportunity to learn song writing, music composition, recording, engineering, audio equipment setup, video, photography, web design, marketing, and more. AMPED helps students to find their own inspiration through music. Visit AMPED online and learn more at: http://www.ampedlouisville.org.

June 2 & 3 - Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival

On Friday and Saturday, June 2 and June 3, the Kentuckiana Blues Society (KBS) and Check's Cafe will host the eighth annual Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival at the corner of Hickory Street and Burnett Ave.  In addition to our sponsors, we receive support from District 10 Metro Councilman Pat Mulvihill.  The street festival with an outdoor stage will have three blues bands each evening starting at 6:30 pm and playing until midnight.  Admission is free and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Home of the Innocents.  Local blues performer Artie Wells of the Walnut Street Blues Band will be honored on this year's festival t-shirt. 

For more information on the Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival, please contact KBS board member Gary Sampson at 502/724-9971 or by email at gary@kbsblues.org.

May 24 - Block Watch Workshop

As a way to help Metro Police and keep homes and families safe, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8), Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) are partnering with officers of the LMPD Fifth Division to sponsor a Neighborhood Watch Workshop and Drug Toss on Wednesday, May 24th.
This workshop is a focused effort to increase the number of Neighborhood Watch Programs in both districts.
The workshop will be held at the Douglass Community Center Gymnasium, 2305 Douglas Blvd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The event will teach individuals how to organize effective block watches and mobilize neighborhoods to work with police to keep everyone safe. Residents and business owners will get a chance to meet some of the officers who patrol their area while they train on how to form a good neighborhood watch program.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for citizens to drop off old and unneeded prescription drugs to LMPD at the event for safe disposal.

Friday, May 19, 2017

June 3 - Radio Controlled Air Show to benefit Norton Children's Hospital

June 3 - Ky Faith Leaders Meeting

Kentucky Faith Leaders Meeting

Kentucky’s children need help.  
There is a great challenge in our state to find loving homes for the over 8,000 children who are currently in Kentucky’s foster care system.  Necco of Louisville invites our faith leaders to discuss and explore ways we can work with congregations to make a difference in the lives of so many deserving children. Please join us on June 3rd from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. at Jeffersontown United Methodist Church, 10219 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Together, we can change the lives of Kentucky’s foster children.  For more information, please call Kay Eskridge at 502.618.5950

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sept 14 - 17 - Atherton H.S. Class of 1967 Reunion

Atherton H.S. Class of 1967  50 Year Reunion

As we hope you already know, we are moving forward with plans for our Fiftieth AHS Class of 1967 Reunion.  Your Reunion Committee has been meeting and visiting venues with a view to ensuring that we have an enjoyable experience.  We are (style of names from our Commencement Booklet, with additions and nicknames):  Michael "Mike" Karem Deeb, Joanne "Joey" Miller Jones Dobbins, Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs, Nancy Rien Zabenko Guilliom, Mary Rose Karem Mattei, Jane Lawrence "Laurie" O'Brien Merck, Patrice "Patty" Pate Huckaby, and Teouline "Tina" Showalter.  Laurie, and Nancy have taken the lead to keep us moving forward; there have been many other helpful alumni involved in getting us to this point.  If you wish to work with us, we would be delighted to have your help.  Just let us know.

There will be additions and changes to that which follows as we move closer to the September dates.  ALL COSTS ARE MERE ESTIMATES AT THIS POINT.  These are our notes about current arrangements.  In addition to our periodic email notices, we would appreciate it if you would follow updates on the Facebook Event Page here:
Our class Group is here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/131951346848235/
Please join us if you are on Facebook, and add your friends who are classmates by inviting them by email at the Group.

In any event, in addition to noting which events are of interest to you on our Facebook Event Page, linked above, PLEASE NOW REPLY to this email message AS TO WHICH EVENTS ARE OF INTEREST TO YOU.  THIS WILL NOT BE A COMMITMENT FOR YOU, BUT AN INDICATION FOR US AS WE PLAN.  WITHOUT YOUR HELP IN THIS REGARD, WE ARE WORKING AT A DISADVANTAGE.

If you will require lodging for the Reunion, please let us know your level of interest as soon as possible.  We have made preliminary inquiries about having a block of rooms set aside for us.  But, we are dependent upon knowing the level of interest before we move forward