Bill Sutherland at Professional Music Center called to say that Shout Recording XE "Shout Recording "ﾧstudios, operated by Tim MorrowXE "Tim Morrow"ﾧ and Dale BuckinghamXE "Dale Buckingham"ﾧ, is up and running in the space previously occupied by New Power Studio. The space has been completely remodeled, according to Sutherland. For more info, call 964-3342.
Greg Martin XE "Greg Martin "ﾧof the Kentucky HeadHuntersXE "Kentucky HeadHunters"ﾧ dropped LMN a line (along with a new PR photo) to say the 'Heads have a new record deal with BNA, a label distributed by RCA. Martin says Joe GalanteXE "Joe Galante"ﾧ loved their new stuff and that the CD will be out in April.
WTMT AM 620XE "WTMT AM 620"ﾧ is giving up on country music and changing format to an "All Sports" station. At least they didn't sell the station to Clear Channel Communications.
LMN got a flyer announcing an open jam every Monday at Sound N MusicXE "Sound N Music"ﾧ, 5432 New Cut, from 6 - 9 p.m.
Becki Lott XE "Becki Lott "ﾧfrom Disc Jockey Records on Shelbyville Road called to say that Sam Bush XE "Sam Bush "ﾧis tentatively scheduled to do an in-store on January 25, from 3-5 p.m. Lott said Bush had such fun at the last one that he decided to do another.
Lott is also trying to get Jonell Mosser XE "Jonell Mosser "ﾧfrom an in-store on February 1
The Kentucky OperaXE "Kentucky Opera"ﾧ will have a Lunch and Listen at Vincenzo's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 7 at 12:10 p.m.. The program is entitled "Meet Bob Bernhardt" and will feature Robert BernhardtXE "Robert Bernhardt"ﾧ, Music Director of the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic. The program is for the upcoming KO staging of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Call 584-4500 for lunch reservations. Listening is free.
The Cathedral of the Assumption ChoirXE "The Cathedral of the Assumption Choir"ﾧ and the Choir of Trebles and MenXE "Choir of Trebles and Men"ﾧ have recorded a CD, which is available for sale at Inspirations on the corner of 5th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The recording features familiar hymns, anthems and motets. Proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Heritage Foundation's efforts to renovate the Cathedral organ.
Got stage fright? Do you get anxious in front of people? Then check into the FREE Performance Anxiety Workshop, offered by the Louisville Youth Orchestra on Saturday, January 18, 1997, 1 – 4 p.m.. Dr. Dennis BuchholzXE "Dr. Dennis Buchholz"ﾧ, Ph.D. and Dr. Paul SalmonXE "Dr. Paul Salmon"ﾧ, Ph.D. will take participants through a series of techniques for reducing performance anxiety. Buchholz plays the baritone sax and Salmon plays piano and organ, so they are simpatico. The workshop will be held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in the Large Rehearsal Hall and the Mary Anderson Room.
To attend, you must call 502-582-0135 and register. Registration is limited to 100.
Occasional LMN writer and Nashville Songwriters Association, International workshop coordinator Earl MeyersXE "Earl Meyers"ﾧ is the January featured songwriter on Kentucky Songwriters, a locally produced television show seen on TKR Channel 18 or Channel 14, depending on where you plug into TKR's system. Showtime is Saturdays, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Almost Noah XE "Almost Noah "ﾧwas featured on a locally produced student program, NewsWhys Weekend Edition. The program is hosted by and feature high school students from the Jefferson County Public Schools. The show runs weekly on WAVE 3 and WKPC, Channel 15.
Almost Noah also made the cover of the premiere edition of the Courier-Journal's new Weekend Extra Friday entertainment section.
From the same new tabloid-sized section, we learn that StarbillyXE "Starbilly"ﾧ is breaking up. And here we had just been hearing rumors that the band was negotiating with a major label – the kiss of death for any Louisville band. Peter Searcy fans, fret not, however, for the cellist with the arena-filling vocals will be putting together another band with current Starbilly guitarist Phil WakemanXE "Phil Wakeman"ﾧ.
As for the Weekend Extra, we here at LMN must always applaud more coverage for live music, even if it is mostly a recycling of current stuff into a Friday paper. And to think, the reason that LMN got started in the first place was because of a comment by then-CJ/Louisville Times music columnist Ronni LundyXE "Ronni Lundy"ﾧ that Louisville needed a music newspaper following the demise of the Times and the loss of several pages of music coverage. Of course, here at LMN, we think that the reason for the change is in response to the size of Louisville Eccentric Observer's advertising clientele: Gannett no doubt wishes to put that money into their profit margin.
Naw, they wouldn't try to do that, would they?
Do you like late Nineteenth Century American pop tunes? Then buy your ticket and head over to Actors TheatreXE "Actors Theatre"ﾧ of Louisville for their production of "Only A Bird in a Gilded Cage," which features songs from the era. Call (502) 584-1205 for tickets and information.
Are you a Broadway musicals fan? Take your kids to the "Kid's Night on Broadway," January 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Louisville Science Center XE "Louisville Science Center "ﾧand expose them to the tunes from "Smokey Joe's Cafe," the PNC Bank Broadway Series presentation set to run January 28 through February 2. "Smokey Joe's Cafe" features the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller ("Love Potion #9," "Stand By Me," "Along Came Jones" and several hundred more).
Sponsors include the PNC Bank Broadway SeriesXE "PNC Bank Broadway Series"ﾧ, the Louisville Science Center, M & M's® Brand Chocolate Candies and WDRB TV Fox 41. Tickets and info: (502) 584-7777.
The national trade organization for the commercial theater industry, the League of American Theatres and Producers, introduced a new national arts education initiative by awarding the Louisville Theatrical AssociationXE "Louisville Theatrical Association"ﾧ a $5,000 education grant. The funding will provide theater ticket and study materials for schools participating in the LTA's "Artist in Schools" programs.
The Gaslite Tavern XE "Gaslite Tavern "ﾧin Jeffersontown has changed hands. The new owners are Ken and Linda Stillman. What changes there might be with regard to music is still up in the air, so stay tuned.
Monon Station XE "Monon Station "ﾧhas opened in New Albany at 2310 State St. The phone is 945-6625. We know they're booking live music because a musician called and told LMN about the place.
James LivingstonXE "James Livingston"ﾧ, 60, died on December 25. Livingston was first-chair clarinetist for the Louisville Orchestra and a University of Louisville conductor in the 1960s and '70s.