Fitness Expert Jillian Michaels Visits Louisville

Every New Year welcomes a rash of resolutions, with eating healthy and getting into shape topping many people’s lists. Weight loss and fitness has hit the mainstream with the success of television shows like “The Biggest Loser,” whose fans are familiar with trainer Jillian Michaels. Michaels has transformed her brand image into one of inspired fitness-maintenance, having appeared on countless magazine covers, fitness videos, and interviews leading the way toward a healthier, more fit America.

Louisville welcomes Michaels on the “Maximize Your Life Tour” to motivate Kentucky residents into continued aspirations toward improved health. The Brown Theater at the Kentucky Center opens its doors on April 10th at 8:00 p.m. for a one-night-only motivational seminar. [Read more…]

Joan Rivers at the Brown Theater: “A Little Off Center”

The ubiquitous comedian, fashion critic, host, and documentary subject Joan Rivers will be making a one-night appearance in Louisville. If you are a fan of her raucous, sometimes brash, always outrageous humor, you won’t want to miss this feisty 70-something in action.

Nothing less than the Brown Theater in Louisville will do for the megastar running under the tour’s  title “A Little Off Center.” The website warns patrons that the show is for “Mature” audience members. One wonders if the designation is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the age of some fans or the fact that Rivers can be counted on to not act the traditional role of her distinguished age. [Read more…]

Charitable Planning Is Estate Planning

Billionaire Daniel Ludwig’s estate recently donated $540 million to six cancer research facilities. The very generous gift will have a significant impact on cancer research for many years to come. While most of us won’t have an effect that financially drastic when we’re gone, we can still make a positive difference by continuing to support our favorite charities after our deaths by remembering them in our estate plans.

In a will-based estate plan, charitable planning will generally take the form of outright gifts. In other words, the gifts won’t be made to the charities until your estate has been probated, which can significantly delay the gift. Trust-based estate plans have far more flexibility, allowing you to make gifts over time or even after all of your descendants have passed away. [Read more…]

Do I Qualify for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

If you’re considering bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you. There’s no substitute for the advice of an experienced Kentucky bankruptcy attorney, but this article will discuss some of the requirements you’ll need to satisfy to qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

To qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must meet several criteria:

  1. Have a regular source of income that provides enough disposable income to enter into a debt repayment plan
  2. Not have debts that exceed Chapter 13 limits
  3. Complete pre-bankruptcy credit counseling prior to filing [Read more…]

Youth Performing Arts School’s Dance Concert

The 2014 Youth Performing Arts School’s Dance Concert is being held February 21, 22, and 23 at the YPAS Main Stage Theatre. The performances will feature distinct dance performances, including classical ballet, jazz, and modern dance forms.

The show is choreographed by YPAS faculty and performed by YPAS students. The performance is appropriate for children in grade four and up.

The show will feature a number of pieces, including excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty, which was choreographed in 1890 by Marius Petipa. [Read more…]

Romeo and Juliette at the Opera

The final performances of the opera Roméo et Juliette at the Brown Theatre will take place on February 14 and 16. The opera was adapted from Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliette by French composer Charles Gounod. Juliette is played by soprano Ava Pine. The role of Romeo is played by tenor Vale Rideout, and baritone Jesse Blumberg takes on the role of Mercutio.

The February 14 performance starts at 8:00 p.m., and the February 16 performance starts at 2 p.m. The show runs approximately two hours. Tickets for Roméo et Juliette start at $31. [Read more…]

What’s the Difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy Questions | Louisville, KY AttorneyThere are a number of things that distinguish a Chapter 7 bankruptcy from a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

One big difference between the two types of bankruptcy is whether debt repayment is required. Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges most of your debts completely without any repayment being required. However, under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be required to repay the full amount of your debts, although many people will end up paying less than the full amount under their Chapter 13 plan.

If a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will wipe the slate clean, why would anyone file for Chapter 13? [Read more…]

Will Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

Foreclosure | Bankruptcy Attorney | Louisville, KYIf you’re facing foreclosure and considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether bankruptcy will stop the foreclosure and save your home. A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will not permanently stop foreclosure, but it can delay the process. When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect. The automatic stay prevents your creditors, including a foreclosing mortgage lender, from taking any collection action against you outside the bankruptcy proceedings.

Unfortunately, lenders have ways to get around the automatic stay. If you are already facing foreclosure when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your lender may ask the court to allow them to proceed with the foreclosure. [Read more…]

An Evening with John Williams Presented by the Louisville Orchestra

Orchestra | Louisville, KYThe Louisville Orchestra is presenting An Evening with John Williams on January 18, 2014. That night, the orchestra will be led by the Academy Award winning composer himself!

John Williams composed some of the most memorable soundtracks in film history, including blockbuster movies like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Jaws, Superman, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars. The recent films Lincoln and The Book Thief also featured Williams’s compositions. Williams has won 21 Grammys, 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, and countless other prizes over his long and storied career. [Read more…]

Commitment Day Louisville Offers New Year’s Day 5K

5K | Louisville, KYSo many of our New Year’s resolutions involve fitness and health, but it’s hard to get started without a clear plan of action. What better way to kick off 2014 right than to participate in a 5K race? Commitment Day is your opportunity in Louisville to do just that.

Commitment Day is a family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run and Walk held by Lifetime Fitness in cities across the U.S. The event is intended to start “a national conversation about living a Healthy Way of Life.” The 3.1-mile course winds through gorgeous Iroquois Park. Parking is available at the park. [Read more…]