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  • Michael Jackson inspiration for upcoming performance

    Gold Standard Off Duty Editor
    A Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the King of Pop is headed to Kentucky.
    “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” will perform at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. The show features 49 international dancers, acrobats and musicians and is presented in a rock concert format, a press release stated.

  • ‘identity’ exhibit showcases work by artists with disabilities

    Communications Director
    An exhibit of artwork created exclusively by Kentucky artists with disabilities opened Friday at the Houchens Gallery in the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green.
    The adjudicated exhibit curated by the Kentucky Arts Council and titled “identity” includes work by 30 artists, including some who have never exhibited professionally before. Michael Dixon, of Warren County, is among the artists with work in the exhibit.

  • April events continue at Bernheim Forest

    Bernheim Forest
    April events continue at Bernheim and include an ECO Kids Discovery Day, wildflower hike, A Froggy Night Adventure and the Eat-A-Weed Workshop.
    ECO Kids Discovery Day: Saturday
    ECO Kids Discovery Day includes:
    * Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by volunteer naturalists, at the visitor center from 1-4 p.m.
    * On Your Own Challenge, a self-guided adventure, available at the visitor center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Household cleaning helps reduce effects of allergens, improves air quality

    StatePoint Media
    Many people seek refuge indoors around this time of year, when outdoor air is full of pollen and other allergens. For allergy sufferers, however, the air indoors can prove to be just as problematic.
    Dust that collects in a home contains common household allergens such as dust mite particles and animal dander. If dust is disturbed from furniture, hard surfaces and carpet, those allergens can become airborne and reduce indoor air quality.

  • Knowledge, confidence prevent emotional investing

    News and Experts
    Many people have heard of emotional eating, but financial advisor Matthew T. Shafer says emotional investing is a problem that needs to be recognized society-wide, especially since the economy has been in such sharp focus this past half decade.
    “The words of an experienced mentor have proven to be spot- on throughout my career; he said that no matter how smart they are, most people don’t know what to do with their money,” said Shafer.

  • Mother’s Day an opportunity to spend time with loved ones

    StatePoint Media
    Mother’s Day is around the corner and many people may be thinking of ways to show their appreciation for Mom.
    For those looking to do so while on a budget, the folks at a discount store share these tips:
    * Breakfast in bed: Moms deserve some time to relax. Why not begin Mother’s Day by pampering her with breakfast in bed? Don’t forget to make the meal complete with a card and a cup of coffee.

  • Healthy options available for grilled summer meals

    StatePoint Media
    In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game—whether hosting friends or just feeding the family on the patio. Unfortunately, many traditional grilling options can be time-consuming to prepare and high in calories, fat and sodium.
    So how can one make the next barbecue healthy and easy?
    Easy Sides

  • Teens exercise to fitness video in world record attempt

    USAG Hawaii
    Move over Richard Simmons and “Sweating to the Oldies.”
    There was a new fitness craze of Guinness World Record proportions on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, last month.
    Twenty-five teenagers at the Bennett Youth Center joined in a nationwide attempt for the “most people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period.”

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