Happy Father’s Day to my dad and to all of the other fathers who I know. Hopefully, you received some wonderful menswear from the loved ones in your lives, or at least a massive case of beer and beef. In the meantime, here’s what happened this week…
This coming weekend, Louisville and the surrounding area will converge upon The Belvedere near the Ohio River for the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ, the Kentuckiana Pride Festival. Yours truly — who is the B and T in that alphabet soup, by the way — will be there to cover the event for Louisville.com, from the parade Friday evening to the festival itself Saturday afternoon.
In honor of the occasion, and in honor of all of the pride festivals happening in June — the month chosen for such events to commemorate the Stonewall riots that occurred in late June 1969 — five selections from artists who are and/or have members who are part of the gay community. Step inside, and let your true colors shine brighter than a thousand suns.
Not the best week along the avenue itself, but things are looking better personally, so we have that. In the meantime, I leave you with “Heading Out to the Highway” by Judas Priest from their 1981 album “Point of Entry,” which is also the name of the horse that won the Manhattan Handicap — the race prior to the Belmont Stakes — Saturday afternoon. All the best to you.
Over the weekend, the Commonwealth of Kentucky turned 221 years of age. The 15th state was admitted to the Union 1 June 1792, carved out from the Commonwealth of Virginia when the citizens of Kentucky County petitioned to separate from Virginia to form their own state. Here is what you may have missed this week… [...]
This has not been the best month of my life, if my lack of posting is anything to go by. On the plus side, the avenue will remain open for the foreseeable future. On the minus, my time in Louisville may be drawing to a close. Before we go into the future, let us have [...]
Though summer is a month away in the Northern Hemisphere, the official start of the season in the United States is Memorial Day weekend. And though this weekend is marked by the double-bill of the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 (with the Monaco Grand Prix as their opening act), family outings, and all the [...]
Originally, I had planned for this edition of Music Monday to be about the winners from this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I may have even found time to bust on Justin Bieber’s leather “horse manure bag” pants and matching top, as well as his plea to take him seriously since winning some not-really-life achievement award-type [...]
Two weeks ago, I had ignored Orb at my own peril as a pick for my Kentucky Derby bet (as well as putting my bet on the wrong “golden” horse). This weekend at the Preakness Stakes, had I picked him in a trifecta box bet, I would have lost. Alas, this also means no Triple [...]
Every May, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum hold their annual Costume Institute Gala, otherwise known as the Met Gala. The ball celebrates the grand opening of the Met’s latest fashion exhibit, from The World of Balenciaga in 1974 and Rock Style in 1999, to AngloMania in 2006 and this year’s model, Punk: [...]
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all of my stepmothers, as well as to all of the mother’s of the world. May your day be filled with brunch and carnations, and a cool present or two. While you’re out enjoying mimosas with your mother, here is what you may have missed this week… Paid [...]