Tuesday May 22, 2018

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The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will return to the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28, 2018. For the 17th year, the music festival will bring together 60 bands and 20,000 fans from around the world to enjoy five days of peace, love and rock-n-roll – all inspired by The Beatles.

Grammy-winning rock group America will perform their hits “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair” and more on Saturday, May 26th. Like The Beatles, America found great success in working with producer George Martin and recording engineer Geoff Emerick, who were both extremely influential on the band’s sound during the 1970’s. The fathers of psychedelic rock Vanilla Fudge, “Ticket to Ride” and “You Keep Me Hanging On,” will also headline the event, with shows on both Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th.

The Beatles’ audio engineer and four time Grammy-winner Geoff Emerick will give a presentation at 10:00am S aturday, May 26th, addressing the creative process of the band in the studio and how he achieved the sounds on their most famous and beloved songs. At the age of 19, Geoff Emerick became the Beatles’ chief audio engineer and is the man responsible for their distinctive sound on the Revolver, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, considered by many to be some of the greatest rock recordings of all time.

The 2018 festival will also present special concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The White Album, which was mostly written in India while the band was studying meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The festival favorite LOVE Album show will return on Sunday, May 27th with a live concert performed note-for-note just as the compilation was arranged by the late Sir George Martin.

The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will feature more than 60 bands performing on eight indoor and outdoor stages. Festival attendees can also enjoy a playground area for children, a Beatles merchandise marketplace, interactive art installations, on-site food and bar services, and art and craft vendors. General admission tickets are just $20 if purchased in advance with the discount code “Wave 3 News.” More information can be found online at www.arotr.com.

The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River is produced with support from Wave 3 News, Budweiser, Bud Light, Four Roses, Southern Indiana Tourism (SoIN), Crosley, Gretsch Guitars, Fidelity Investments, The City of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Louisville Magazine, Louisville.com, Clark Memorial Hospital, Koetter Construction, Octopus’s Garden, V.G. Reed Printing, 91.9 WFPK Relics, and WAKY 103.5.

11 nights and 26 bands: from retro pop to hip hop, gospel to rock, and country to soul.

The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup of the all-new Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 16-26. The series features a wide range of musical artists with a different concert every night, for a total of 26 bands. This year all concerts at the Kentucky State Fair are free with paid gate admission. Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse is a new sponsor to the Kentucky State Fair.

“We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Kentucky State Fair Concert Series. Music and the State Fair go together like fresh rolls and honey cinnamon butter,” said Kent Taylor founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse.

The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series debuts at Bluegrass Village, a new entertainment venue at the fair. Adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom, the new setting adds local food vendors, two stages and highlights a variety of Kentucky’s distilled and crafted beverages and products.

“Moving the concerts from Freedom Hall and Cardinal Stadium to a new entertainment area provides fairgoers a value-added experience,” said Dr. Mark Lynn, chairman of the Kentucky State Fair Board.  “And with Texas Roadhouse on board as a major entertainment sponsor enhances the experience for our 600,000 guests all eleven days of the fair.”

The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series lineup is:

  • Thursday, August 16 – Gary Allan with special guest Walker Montgomery
  • Friday, August 17 – 112 with special guest Midnight Star
  • Saturday, August 18 – Great White with special guests Vixen and GoldylockS
  • Sunday, August 19 – The Oak Ridge Boys with special guests Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
  • Monday, August 20 – Casting Crowns with special guests Bonray
  • Tuesday, August 21 – Happy Together Tour
  • Wednesday, August 22 – Chris Janson with special guest Carly Pearce
  • Thursday, August 23 – Chevelle with special guest The Cunning
  • Friday, August 24 – Josh Turner with special guest Dillon Carmichael
  • Saturday, August 25 – The Commodores
  • Sunday, August 26 – Mercy Me with special guest Stars Go Dim

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An online video has taken the internet by storm after being posted to an online discussion board.

Reddit user RolandCamry posted the video which poses a seemingly simple question: “What do you guys hear?,” along with a short audio clip of a voice saying a single word.  Puzzlingly, different people are hearing vastly different words from the same clip. Some listeners hear the name “Laurel” while others hear “Yanny,” “Harry,” or something else altogether.

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Meet Letterman — a new 3-year-old male southern white rhinoceros comes to the Louisville Zoo from The Wilds in southeast Ohio. The rhino was named by Jack Hanna after the late night television host and comedian David Letterman. Letterman was born on November 12, 2014 at The Wilds.

Letterman has completed his standard 30-day quarantine and will soon join 34-year-old female Sindi in the exhibit. As with any new animal introductions, the rhinos will be monitored. Introductions of unfamiliar rhinos can often result in sparring from both males and females, which is normal behavior. These normal interactions and dynamics in a rhino group can occasionally result in a superficial injury. The rhinos are regularly evaluated by the Zoo’s veterinary staff and any observed injuries are treated under their expert care. Once the rhinos are familiar with each other and their roles are established, they will usually engage in calmer interactions.

White rhinoceros are the largest land mammal after the elephant and the largest species of rhinoceros. Their range is southern Africa. The typical weight of a white rhinoceros is between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds. Adult white rhinos have no natural predators, other than humans, due to their size. White rhinoceros are listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to the continued poaching threat and increasing illegal demand for horns.

Fans lined the street as the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest and inaugural event – the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade – marched down Broadway tonight. Themed “#ThrowbackThursday,” this year’s parade featured over 100 units, including 10 floats, 13 equestrian units, 5 inflatables, 8 marching bands, 2 push floats and 42 specialty units.

Check out the Louisville Dispatch photo gallery of the parade on Facebook.

“It was a great day for the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade!” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “Fans packed the sidewalks and streets to watch on Broadway. After 63 years, it’s amazing to see how it still brings the community together in celebration every spring.”

Former coaching rivals and basketball fan favorites Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum were the parade’s Co-Grand Marshals. The Louisville City FC 2017 USL Championship Team, along with the Kentucky Colonels served as Honorary Grand Marshals.

Other guests included: Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor of Bravo TV’s “Vanderpump Rules/Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky,” Monte Durham of “Say Yes To The Dress:Atlanta,” Montel Williams (actor, television and radio talk show host), Jason Smith of Food Network, Judah and the Lion, Miss Kentucky 2017 Molly Matney and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund.

Several of the units received awards for their participation. Norton Healthcare took home the Addison McGhee Grand Champion Award for best overall float; Shirley’s Way/Ride To Ride Out Cancer won the 2nd Place KDF Board Chair’s Award; Kentucky Proud received the 3rd Place KDF President’s Award; Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Free & Accepted Masons, won the Grand Marshal’s Award for best representation of the theme; Kosair Charities won the Queen’s Award for overall beauty, and Hwang’s Martial Arts won the KDF Parade Chairman’s Award for the most spirit. Louisville Parks & Recreation and Second Chance @ Life received Honorable Mention Awards.   Continue reading

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Guests have the unique opportunity to experience a “Zip and Drop” adventure at Carter Caves State Resort Park on May 5.

The “zip” is a 200-foot zipline trip on the Smoky Bridge Highline, 50 feet above the ground. The “drop” is a 50-foot rappel from Smoky Bridge, a 120-foot long natural rock bridge at the park.  Experience Smoky Bridge in a way few visitors get to see. No previous experience is necessary to participate.

“The reward is not only the adrenaline rush from being suspended by rope above the forest floor, but the scenery from this perspective is a large reason to try this,” said Paul Tierney, a naturalist at Carter Caves. “Imagine being perched on a wooden platform, looking down into Smoky Valley at the lush spring greenery peaking up from the forest floor as you’re clipped into the rigging and taking that first step off, and gliding down the rope through the valley.”

Each trip is $5 a person. Participants must be ages 6 and older and weigh 250 pounds or less. Make a reservation by calling the park at 606-286-4411. The zip and drop will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“There’s not another place in the state you can experience this kind of adventure for only $5,” Tierney said. “It’s really a one-of-a-kind event at a beautiful location. A family of four can do something that perhaps they’ve never done before for only $20 as a family.”

Besides the zipline and rappel, Carter Caves offers cave tours and more than 30 miles of hiking trails. Early May is prime wildflower season at the park.

Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, boating and fishing. During summer months, swimming and horseback riding are also offered. For more information about the park, call 606-286-4411 or visit www.parks.ky.gov.

The Kentucky Derby Festival is underway and the Kentucky Exposition Center plays host to four popular events.

Kentucky Derby Festival Race Expo & Packet Pick Up: Thursday, April 26 – Friday, April 27 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Friday More than 15,000 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon participants and their families stop by this annual event to pick up required information for the two races. During this time, attendees can visit exhibitors featuring fitness resources, tools and apparel. Located in the West Wing and Pavilion.

U.S. Bank Great Balloon Glow: Friday, April 27 6 p.m. Gates open 9 p.m. Glow begins Spectators watch as pilots fill hot-air balloons that glow against the evening sky, set to a special musical score. Visitors are invited to meet the pilots and ask questions. The balloons are parked in Lots C and D.

Thorntons Great Bed Races: Monday, April 30 4 p.m. Official tailgate party 6 p.m. Parade of the beds 7 p.m. Races begin Crowds cheer as teams dressed in costumes push decorated beds in a 600-yard dash to the finish line. Awards are presented for fastest course times, best decorated, most entertaining and more. The races take place in Broadbent Arena.

Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party Presented by Mega Caverns: Tuesday, May 1 5 – 9 p.m. Open to the public Visitors get a sneak peek at inflatables and floats, complete with dancing costumed characters. Children can also get an autograph or photo of the Derby Festival Queen and Royal Court. The preview party is held in South Wing C.

Admission to all events is free with a 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8 per vehicle and $20 per bus.

For more information about the Kentucky Derby Festival, visit www.kdf.org.