The countdown is on: Lady Gaga will play the Yum! Center on Saturday, March 12.
Don’t have tickets. No worries. You’re still invited to attend a Gaga-themed after-party and celebrate 20 years of working for fairness in Louisville, says organizer Joyce King Jennings.
The AfterPARTY will be hosted by Derek Saathoff of LOGO’s reality series “The A-List: New York.” It will benefit the Fairness Campaign, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
DJ Cazwell and DJ Fierce Tease will spin from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Tickets to the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, or, $100 for a VIP pass. You can purchase them through www.fairness.org or by calling (502) 893-0788.
There will also be a costume contest during the party, so prepare to make the judges go gaga.
If you have a chance to get to the St. Matthews Mall this week, check out the 2011 CANstruction through Saturday, Feb. 26.
The competition, sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints and Yum! Brands, features designs created by teams who compete to construct the most amazing works of art using canned goods. The food is then donated to Dare to Care Food Bank. “This event will help us get 15,000 to 20,000 meals into the community,” said Dare to Care’s Stan Siegwald.
Keep an eye out for the ballot boxes located near the structures and cast your vote for your favorite design.
I’ll discuss my recent trip to Haiti with Agape Flights and Capt. Steve Koch (of Louisville’s Classic Biplane Tours) at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s second annual Black History Literary Tea.
The annual tea is a gathering of the local community in honor of Black History Month, and it celebrates local African-American artists. I’ll speak after distinguished local writers Mitchell L.N. Douglas and Dr. Dewey M. Clayton. The free event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Strassweg Auditorium.
For more information, call (812) 944-8464.
Save The Date
Our next Eat “¢ Play “¢ Live Third Thursday After-Work Party is 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 17 at Jack’s Lounge, home to Joy Perrine, one of the area’s most experienced bartenders.
Perrine, who has worked at Jack’s and Equus for 23 years, was the focus of a recent feature on Esquire.com. “I am the bad girl of bourbon,” Perrine says in the fabulous interview. “The good ol’ boys cringe with some of the things I do with bourbon.”
We hope you’ll come out to see the bourbon “bad girl” with us and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too.
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Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.