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Countdown clocks are showing up on cable TV – there to remind people that a deadline on the debt ceiling is looming. Conservatives in the House yesterday panned their own leader’s plan. So did Standard & Poor’s, which said it probably wouldn’t be enough to avert a downgrade in the U.S. credit rating. But a […]

Halfway to Forecastle A Stepping Stone for the 10th Anniversary

Forecastle Founder JK McKnight has announced the headliners for this summer’s Halfway to Forecastle Festival. The Halfway to Forecastle Festival has been held annually since 2008 and focuses more on electronic music.   However, this year’s event is replacing the actual Forecastle Festival in anticipation of its 10th anniversary celebration in 2012. “Halfway has always had […]

Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Set to Be Largest; Features Site-Specific Art

Today kicks off the ninth annual Forecastle Festival — and it’s growing. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Organizers of this year’s three-day festival say they expect 30,000 attendees in addition to about 1200 musicians, artists, environmentalists and sponsors. This makes it the largest so far. Headliners include Devo, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon. The […]

Forecastle Fest Announces Artists to Create New Works

The ninth Forecastle Festival, which is still more than four months away, has lined up artists to create works that reflect the event’s theme of music, art and activism. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The annual event has included a host of exhibiting artists in past years. But this July, the Louisville festival is commissioning three […]