March for Babies Comes to Louisville

March for Babies | Louisville, KY | Bankruptcy LawyerThis month, the March of Dimes will hold a March for Babies in Louisville to raise donations and awareness.

Originally started by former president FDR to fight polio, the March of Dimes is an organization that works to help families have healthy babies. The organization provides support for pregnant mothers, offers grief counseling for families who have lost children, and researches the causes of premature birth and birth defects. [Read more…]

Louisville Waterfront Walking Tour

Louisville, KY Waterfront | Bankruptcy Attorney | Wallace Spalding Law OfficeAs spring arrives and the weather warms up, Louisville residents are going outside in droves. And who can blame them? The city of Louisville has a wealth of exciting activities and events for everyone, including those who enjoy the great outdoors.

This month, you and your family can get outside and see the best of Louisville during a unique walking tour. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Sister Act at the Kentucky Center

Sister Act | Louisville, KY Bankruptcy Attorney | Wallace Spalding Law OfficeThe hit Broadway musical Sister Act is coming to the Kentucky Center from Jan. 7 through Jan.12. Sister Act, the musical, follows the exploits of singer Deloris Van Cartier. She is taken into protective custody in a nearly defunct convent after witnessing a murder. Flouting the strict Mother Superior, Delores brings new life to the convent’s choir.

Sister Act is an adaptation of the hit 1992 movie of the same name, starring Whoopi Goldberg. Audience members familiar with the film version will surely enjoy a live performance of the hilarious story line and lively score.

Oscar winner Alan Menken, best known for his work on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors, notably composed songs for this show. The musical has been produced every year since 2006, with its Broadway run kicking off in 2011. The Broadway production ended in August of 2012 after 561 performances. Louisville is one stop of many in the popular musical’s U.S. tour. [Read more…]

The 27th Annual Caper in Louisville, KY

Louisville Caper | Kentucky Bankruptcy Attorney | Wallace Spalding Law OfficeThe 27th Annual Caper, benefiting Family & Children’s Place, will be held following the Louisville men’s basketball game on Dec. 14. Almost 700 are expected to be in attendance at the Caper, which features entertainment, an auction, and an impressive variety of food served up by local restaurants. The University of Louisville Basketball team often appears at this all-ages event.

The Caper takes place at the Kentucky International Convention Center, located at 221 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Casual clothing is appropriate for the event.

Along with enjoying the festivities, this event raises critical funds for a respected nonprofit organization that provides services to a vulnerable population in the Louisville area. The Family & Children’s Place‘s vision is  “freeing children from abuse, neglect and violence” and serves almost 6,500 children and families each year. [Read more…]