Happy New Year to all and may 2017 bring you prosperity!
I'm not too upbeat, myself, but then the holidays don't usually leave me in the best of all possible moods; this one has been particularly difficult, for reasons I need not go into. Don't let the winter blues get you down; a few sessions of live music and dancing should cheer you right up.
Since my last article item about the February 1994 issue of LMN, I have been busy getting earlier issues ready. As it's the end of the year, here's the list of those that have been recently posted, from the January 1994 issue to the July 1993 issue:
January 1994, featuring Smokehouse: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=59
December 1993, featuring Charlie "Music Man" Walls: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=58
November 1993, featuring Curtis Marlatt: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=57
October 1993, featuring Kentucky Blue: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=56 (Note: photos for this issue are not currently available.)
September 1993, featuring danny flanigan and the rain chorus : http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=55
August 1993, featuring engineer Bill Porter: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=54
July 1993, featuring lovesauce and soulbones: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=53
As this is being written, notice came that the New Vintage would shutter its doors on January 31. During the intervening month, any shows not already booked will be local acts. If you would like to schedule your band, contact Hunter Embry at the New Vintage.
Krebs, Phyllis (Quino), 98, 1918 – 2016, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in Louisville. Phyllis was a charter member of the Louisville Orchestra, where she was a first violinist. She performed on stages around the world, including Carnegie Hall, recorded countless first edition recordings, and was featured in the film Music Makes A City. After retiring, she performed with the Jewish Community Center Orchestra, the Daytona Beach (FL) Community College Orchestra, and the Volusia County (FL) Symphony. She was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 11-637
Neely, Michael, 78, died on November 7, 2016. He was a musician who sang with the "Flat Tops." He received his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Music Education from the University of Louisville. Mick was a teacher in the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools where he first taught elementary music and later high school choral music. He was the founder of the Floyd Central High School Choral Department when the school opened in 1967 and retired in 1995 after a successful career as teacher, choral director, accompanist, music director, and football coach. He taught at the University of Louisville for several years and was a director of the Cardinal Singers. He was a director of the Louisville Youth Choir and performed with local theatre and music groups including the Wandering Minstrels, Iroquois Amphitheatre, and the Kentucky Opera. He was a founding member of the Louisville Bach Society and taught voice privately for several years.