Louisville Life spotlights Gallopalooza, the Courier-Journal’s Kirby Adams, Center for Interfaith Relations and Louisville Slugger
For Release: 04/08/15 3:09 PM
Louisville Life spotlights the third round of Gallopalooza, the community art initiative that places painted Thoroughbred statues throughout the city, in a new episode premiering Saturday, May 2 at 5:30/4:30 pm on KET2 and Sunday, May 3 at 10/9 am on KET. The program also features Courier-Journal reporter Kirby Adams, an interview with Sarah Reed Harris of the Center for Interfaith Relations, and a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.
First, the program spotlights Gallopallooza, a civic pride and community art initiative which aims to beautify the city’s streets with artistically painted statues of horses, mint julep cups and even bourbon barrels. Executive Director Lynne Huffman talks about the process and inspiration behind the designs in 2015’s theme of “Bridles and Bourbon.”
Then, Louisville Life talks with Courier-Journal entertainment and style reporter Kirby Adams, a familiar face in Louisville media for more than 20 years. Adams shares her perspective on her own “Louisville life” and her decision to switch from television to print media journalism.
The “ThrowBack Louisville” segment focuses on the Courier Building, an iconic landmark of the cityscape since 1868. The segment offers the history of the building, which has been home to The Courier-Journal since 1948.
Then, host Candyce Clifft sits down with Sarah Reed Harris, managing director of the Center for Interfaith Relations, a nonsectarian organization dedicated to promoting and supporting interfaith understanding, cooperation and action. Harris discusses the Festival of Faiths event, to be held May 12-17. This year’s festival focuses on the “Sacred Journeys and the Legacy of Thomas Merton.”
Finally, the program takes in the sights and sounds at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, home to the world’s largest baseball bat and a stunning collection of baseball memorabilia.
Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer.
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