Monthly Archives: March 2012

Battle for the Bluegrass in the Big Easy

LOUISVILLE AND KENTUCKY FACE OFF IN THE FINAL FOUR Y’all ready for this?!? Saturday at 6:09 ET, the University of Louisville Cardinals will square off in New Orleans against the University of Kentucky Wildcats in a Final Four matchup to decide one … Continue reading

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Make the time for a visit to Antoine’s

Time machines may not exist in reality, but crossing the threshold of Antoine’s is like stepping out of Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine – it takes you back in time, to horse-drawn carriages, gas fire lighting and a relaxed yet regal dining … Continue reading

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Burger Shake in Lexington fills the crave

Attempting to find a child’s XL University of Kentucky basketball jersey with the Wildcat’s all-everything star, Anthony Davis’s number on it is no easy task. Factor in the Kitty Cats were playing that Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16, and it took some … Continue reading

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Iowa professor scorches earth beneath his feet

An interesting sidebar to the never-ending Republican presidential primary, is the flap over an essay Stephen Bloom wrote for The Atlantic, where he questioned Iowa’s lofty status as the first state in the nation to cast votes for who will run for president. [Read: … Continue reading

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The Black Keys Bring the Sizzle to Cincinnati

Friends it’s hard to express what a fantastic show the Black Keys put on March 2 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. They brought some serious swagger to a 17,000 seat arena and played it like an intimate club show … Continue reading

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North Mississippi Allstars play Louisville

Yes the NCAA basketball tournament is on, but UK, Louisville and Murray State don’t play till tomorrow. If you want to get away from the stress of your brackets, there’s some strong, lo-country blues going to be delivered by the … Continue reading

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NCAA Buzz in the Bluegrass

Not to overstate the obvious, but how excellent is it that Kentucky has four college basketball programs participating in the men’s NCAA Tournament. I feel for Western Kentucky. They found a way to win that play-in game, and were rewarded with … Continue reading

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Rod Blagojevich goes to jail

There are bad days, and then there is the one Rod Blagojevich will have on Thursday. The disgraced former Illinois governor, who was convicted on federal corruption charges, must report for incarceration at the Federal Correctional Institution – Englewood, in … Continue reading

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Crawfish Étouffée

I had been hankering for a piece of Louisiana cooking for a couple weeks, and decided on crawfish étouffée as my crave buster. In essence, étouffée means “smothered,” a culinary reference to any dish slow-cooked in a liquid that forms into a … Continue reading

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Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey play to the crowd in Louisville

Greg Brown played a relaxed concert to a nearly capacity house Friday night at the KCD Theater in Louisville. On voice but not exactly inspired, Brown and his long-time collaborator, guitarist Bo Ramsey, moved through a 90 minute set of songs about … Continue reading

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