February 27, 2014 — Issue 5
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BOOGIE DOWN ON STAGE HUMANA FESTIVAL
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ON THE COVER: George Strait's final "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour is set to take place Friday, March 7 at the KFC Yum! Center. Photo courtesy of georgestrait.com
INVASION OF THE YOUNG, OLDER
Region will feature diverse mix of music at Yum! Center
Artists from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, not to mention age brackets, invade the region next week. Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait has sold nearly 69 million records during a career spanning 30 years. His 33 different Jason Thomas, Editor platinum or multi-platinum albums rank third in all genres, only behind a dude called Elvis and the The Beatles. Arcade Fire is just beginning to blaze its own trail, but its start is red-hot. The indie group won the album of the year Grammy in 2010 for its “The Suburbs” effort, which debuted at No. 1. Its latest album, “Reflektor,” also debuted at No. 1. I’m sensing a trend here. Texas' Strait is bidding fans farewell on his “The
Cowboy Rides Away” Tour; Arcade Fire is just getting to know you on its REFLEKTOR TOUR. You’ll find details inside these pages. Both represent one of Louisville’s and Southern Indiana’s biggest selling points — the area offers a diverse mix of music, arts and culture without the hassle of major metropolitan pretense. Need more proof? On today’s back page, read about the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays staged by Actors Theatre of Louisville. And the best for last: We’ll be giving away four sets of two tickets to next Thursday’s Arcade Fire show at the KFC Yum! Center. Check SoIn’s Facebook page [facebook.com/YourSoInWeekly] for more information. Who says we’ve never given you anything nice? — Jason Thomas is the editor of SoIn. He can be reached by phone at 812-206-2127 or email at jason. firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopThomas.
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OSCAR SALUTES KENTUCKY LSI hosting first ever Oscar Party event this Sunday OSCAR PARTY FUNDRAISER
with special “Dreamland” Screening Who: Louisville Film Society When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday Where: 716 E. Market St., Louisville Cost: $50, $100, $150
The Louisville Film Society (LFS) host its first ever Oscar Party Fundraiser celebrating its first event in its new Portland Home. LFS stirs the Oscar “buzz” with a salute to its homegrown stars, Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle (10 nods, including Best Supporting Actress), George Clooney in “Gravity” (10 nods) and all past Kentucky Academy Award winners and or nominees. The 7-year old Louisville Film Society will showcase this fundraiser with complimentary locally grown food by Farm to Fork, locally brewed beer by BBC and West 6th (Lexington), crafty cocktails sponsored by Republic National Distribution, party design sponsored by The Events Company, and amazing auction prizes; “American Hustle” memorabilia, package of
locally produced documentaries and other enticing entertaining items. Guests will also have the opportunity to view the new “IT” space and architectural renderings plus learn how they too can be involved in showbiz. Louisville Film Society is a 501(c)3 membershipbased non-profit created to foster film appreciation and creation in our region. [louisvillefilmsociety.org]; Twitter: @louisvillefilm
86TH OSCAR NOMINATIONS BEST PICTURE
• "American Hustle" • "Captain Phillips" • "Dallas Buyers Club" • "Gravity" • "Her" • "Nebraska" • "Philomena" • "12 Years a Slave" • "The Wolf of Wall Street"
• Christian Bale • Bruce Dern • Leonardo DiCaprio • Chiwetel Ejiofor • Matthew McConaughey BEST ACTRESS
• Amy Adams • Cate Blanchett • Sandra Bullock • Judi Dench • Meryl Streep
— For more Oscar nominations, go to oscar.go.com/nominees
Feb. 27, 2014
3 To Go
GET READY FOR 'BE LOCAL EXPO' When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring St., New Albany Cost: Free, open to public In its third year, the Be Local Expo is geared around showcasing local businesses. There will be food tastings from local caterers, restaurants, including Aladdin's Cafe, and even homemade items like pickles and salsa. The first 50 guests will receive a free bag, and most Mike, Zein and Nancy Sajaja stand behind the counter of their familybusinesses are offering door owned restaurant, Aladdin's Cafe, with some falafel and baklava. prizes, so stop by after work Staff photo by Jerod Clapp or bring the whole family.
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St. Marks presents 'The Glass Menagerie'
What: Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through March 10 Where: St. Marks Stage, 222 E. Spring St., New Albany Cost: General admission $10 St. Marks Stage presents “The Glass Menagerie,” with Kathryn Corlett, Georgette Kleier and Jeremy Sapp; directed by J.R. Stuart. Proceeds benefit the St. Marks Capital Campaign Fund, providing heading and air conditioning, and expanding soup kitchen and clothes missions. Reservations required by calling 502-380-6569.
65th annual Home Garden & Remodeling Show
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville Cost: $10, adult; $9, senior citizens (62 and older); children 15 and under are free with an adult. The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World has become an annual event in Louisville and is the largest home show in the state and nation. More than 350 vendors participate each year and the show includes entertaining features and informative seminars. [louisvillehomeshow.com]
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KING OF COUNTRY’S REMAINING TOUR DATES
• March 8: Allstate Arena Chicago gestone Arena Brid 21: ch Mar • Nashville • March 22: Philips Arena Atlanta • April 4: Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, Kan. il • Apr 5: Pepsi Center Denver • April 11: The Moda Center Portland, Ore. • April 12: Tacoma Dome Tacoma, Wash. • April 18: Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa • April 19: BOK Arena Tulsa, Okla. • May 23: LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest Baton Rouge, La. • May 31: Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass.
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ď‚§ â€œSparks" by Imogen Heap March 4 ĂŠ â€œLouder" by Lea Michele
ď‚§ â€œBraveHeart" by Ashanti
ĂŠ â€œThe Walking Dead: The Fall of
the Governor: Part Two" by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
ď‚§ â€œPanic" by Lauren Oliver
ď‚§ "Resident Evil 4 HD" (PC March 4
ĂŠ "South Park: The Stick of
Truth" (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
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HORIZONTAL BOOGIE BAND Lineup: Jack Brizendine (singer); Jeff Rogers (guitar), Chris Eger (bass); Christopher â€œPhilâ€? Phillips (keyboards), Dean DuFresne (drums). Homebase: â€œKentuckianaâ€?; 60 percent of HBB currently reside in Southern Indiana. Back story: HBB was formed in 2009 by members from two different bands that were calling it quits. The name â€œHorizontal Boogie Bandâ€? actually comes from the name of a now defunct live music nightclub in Rochester, N.Y. called the â€œHorizontal Boogie Bar.â€? We want to be known for great live shows, our overthe-top production and packing dance floors and the name needed to reflect that. Describe your sound: Each member of HBB has completely different musical tastes as well as a different musical background. Some of us were brought up on old school country, some on folk rock, progressive rock and heavy metal to name a few. We add a lot of elements such as harmonies and that is pretty good example of how we weâ€™re able to draw on our influences.Â What do you make of the SoIn music scene? The music scene here has definitely changed through the years from what weâ€™ve seen. There seems to be a little more diversity in what bands are doing now than what was going on 5-10 years ago when bands were all doing the same thing. The scene would certainly be a better scene if there were a few
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Feb. 28, March 1, April 11 and 12: Phoenix Hill Tavern April 28: Chow Wagon, Louisville more places that actually catered to live music as there are a ton of great bands out there that would all benefit from that and not to mention the crowds would certainly benefit from it. Â Favorite venue: We donâ€™t really have a favorite. I think each have their own advantages but the oneâ€™s that put an emphasis on live music are the oneâ€™s we like to play at. Some venues are totally different. That being said, weâ€™ve played 4th Street Live! several times for some of their big events (Derby, Halloween, St. Patrickâ€™s Day) and itâ€™s hard to top that. The same thing can be said for RiverStage as well. Any time weâ€™re able to do what we do on a big stage in front of a large crowd is always memorable.
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Local SoIn Happenings Feeling left out? Send your establishment’s and/ or organization’s upcoming events/new features/entertainment information to SoIn Editor Jason Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Berry Twist opens
When: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Berry Twist, 3660 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs For a sure sign of spring, the venerable ice cream tradition since 1978 in Floyds Knobs opens Saturday. For more information call 812-923-8305. Follow the Twist on Twitter for daily sherbet and yogurt flavor updates: @ ILoveBerryTwist. [berrytwist.com]
Live music at Big Four Burgers + Beer
Where: Big Four Burgers + Beer, 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville Friday [7:30 to 11:30 p.m.]: Jordan Amos; Saturday [8 p.m. to midnight]: Wyndell Williams
Wick’s Live on State
Where: Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., New Albany Today: [9 p.m. to midnight]: open mic; Friday: [7 to 10 p.m.]: Youngstown; [8 p.m. to midnight]: Kacy Lee; [10 p.m. to 2 a.m.]: Nunn Other
Where: Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, IU Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany The IU Southeast Music Department will present the New Millennium Duo in concert. The duo, comprised of pianist Grace Baugh-Bennett and doublebassist Robert Docs, will perform six pièces caractéristiques: “Op. 46” by Emile Ratez, “Gran Allegro” and “Fantasia sur Beatrice di Tenda de Vincenzo Bellini” by Givanni Bottesini, “Suite Andaluza” by Pedro Valls, “Nocturno, Berceuse, and Eligia” by Josep Cerva-Bret, and “Love My Double Bassi Concert Waltz” by Louis Winsel.
Wine event at Bristol
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 Where: Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville Bristol Bar and Grille will welcome wine expert Rudy Basile for an Italian wine dinner. The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m. and will feature a special fourcourse menu by chef Richard Doering paired with some of Italy’s finest varietals. The price of the dinner is $55 per person for four courses, reception appetizers and tasting pours of six wines. Tax and gratuity are not included. Seating is limited, so guests are asked to make reservations by calling the restaurant at 812218-1995. [bristolbarandgrille.com]
MAYOR JEFF M. GAHAN www.cityofnewalbany.com ww
Ice Skating at the
Charlestown Family Activities Park 1000 Park St., Charlestown
Where: Boombazz Pizza and Taphouse, 1450 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville Tuesday: Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout; $2 pints until the keg floats
(Across from CHS Football Field)
“The Jungle Book”
When: Public performances run March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. School performances are available throughout the week and are scheduled for Feb. 27-28, March 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14. Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville Cost: For ticket information call 812-288-8281 or visit derbydinner.com “The Jungle Book” follows Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, as he navigates the dangers of being a young man in the jungles of India. With the help of his friends, Bagheera the Panther and the beloved bear Baloo, he takes on the menacing Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa the Snake. Throw in the mischievous monkeys and a beautiful young village girl, Maya, and you are sure to have a lot of fun.
When: 7:30 p.m. March 7
La Coop — new menu
When: ongoing Where: La Coop: Bistro à Vins, 732 E. Market St., Louisville La Coop is happy to announce updates to chef Bobby Benjamin’s Southern-inspired bistro menu. New starters like country ham beignets and lobster mac n’ cheese bring a Kentucky twist to classic comfort foods. Some of its diner’s favorite specials are now available every day like mustard-encrusted salmon with roasted beets and house-made linguine with clams. After more than a year as a Thursday-only offering, a gourmet short rib burger topped with pimento cheese, Brussels sprouts slaw and onion jam has been added to the permanent menu. For more information, call 502-410-2888 or visit coopbistro.com
Weekend Skating Every Friday & Saturday thru Saturday March 29th. Fridays 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturdays 12:00 Noon-9:00pm Admission $5.00 (includes skate rental) Everyone and All Ages Welcome! Groups and Organizations Welcome! Parks Concessions open!
For more Info Call Rhonda 256-3422 Ext 328 or Email Rhondad@cityofcharlestown.com For City Info and Events visit www.cityofcharlestown.com
ON THE STAGE Indulge your senses at Humana Festival
he Humana Festival of New American Plays is the leading event of its kind, launching new plays into the national spotlight. Catch groundbreaking works that represent many generations, many voices and many views, including yours. The Festival runs the gamut from comedies to dramas to plays that forge new theatrical territory. Combined with world-class design and performances, this celebration of American playwrights’ innovation and imagination has something for everyone. See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/humana-festival-of-newamerican-plays
PARTNERS (BEGAN WEDNESDAY)
by Dorothy Fortenberry; directed by Lila Neugebauer Clare has big plans with her best friend Ezra — starting a food truck, making him marry his boyfriend — until an unexpected windfall forces them to face how they truly feel about money and commitment. A witty, incisive look at two young couples struggling with personal finance, the meaning of marriage and the deeply human capacity for self-sabotage as they decipher the ongoing mystery of how to be an adult.
THE CHRISTIANS (BEGINS MARCH 4)
OTHER EVENTS All events are located at Actors Theatre and free unless otherwise noted
When: 6 p.m. March 1 Learn the ins and outs of Actors Theatre during our most intense time of the year by mingling with staff and getting an inside look at how we do what we do.
Behind-the-Scenes Events When: 7 p.m. March 1 ("The Christians" and March 11 ("b-side for tray") Join us for light refreshments and a sneak peek at the rehearsal process to see what happens just before a play takes the stage.
Humana Festival Bash
When: 10 p.m. April 5 This year's Bash will surely be memorable as we celebrate not only the closing of the Festival but the pinnacle of our 50th Anniversary Season. — For ticket information on the Humana Festival of New American Plays, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or visit Actors Theatre.org
by Lucas Hnath; directed by Les Waters Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind.
Kai is a 10-year-old boy sitting at his grandfather’s feet, listening to a story. Or else he’s a young television writer weathering the humiliations of the Hollywood rat race. Or else he’s a salty old man in a wheelchair, receiving an award for “not being dead yet.” Has Kai run afoul of some powerful magic, or is he just living an ordinary, tooquick human life? A time-bending, sad, funny adventure about how to survive growing up.
THE GROWN-UP (BEGINS MARCH 7)
by Kimber Lee; directed by Meredith McDonough Tray is only 18 when an act of senseless violence in his Brooklyn
by Jordan Harrison; directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) (BEGINS MARCH 14)
neighborhood brings his young life to a halt, leaving his family to grapple with the weight of his absence. In "brownsville song," time moves in scattered rhythms, pivoting unpredictably between before and after, as Tray’s loved ones stumble through loss, find each other, and fight their way toward hope. Actors Theatre of Louisville and SITI Company present:
STEEL HAMMER (BEGINS MARCH 19)
Directed by Anne Bogart; Music and Lyrics by Julia Wolfe Original Text by Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux and Regina Taylor Recorded Music performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediaeval Performed and Created by SITI Company The legend of John Henry, deeply rooted in Appalachian folklore surrounding the construction of the American railroad, has existed in many variations and forms, from illustration to tall tale, political polemic to popular song. With music from Bang on a Can’s Julia Wolfe, and incorporating text from four remarkable playwrights, Anne Bogart and SITI Company explore the human impulse to tell stories through the rich tales surrounding this American folk hero.
REMIX 38 (BEGINS MARCH 21)
by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Idris Goodwin, Basil Kreimendahl, Justin Kuritzkes, and Amelia Roper; directed by Ian Frank; performed by the 2013-2014 Acting Apprentice Company; commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville In honor of Actors Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season, we’ve commissioned five adventurous writers to craft a fresh and diverse evening of short pieces, inspired by iconic plays from throughout the Humana Festival’s 38-year history. Created for the Acting Apprentice Company, this playful experiment pays homage to the groundbreaking work of Festivals past, while celebrating singular voices blazing new trails of their own.