Day: May 11, 2016

Actors names new managing director

Kevin Moore

He is Kevin Moore, managing director of Theatre Communications Group, a New York non-profit with a $10 million budget and 50 employees serving more than 500 professional non-profit theaters nationwide, including Actors Theatre itself, according to The Courier-Journal. Actors announced Moore’s hiring today in a press release.

The Louisville repertory theater, now in its 53rd season, has an $11.25 million budget, a $12 million endowment, and 196 employees, the CJ says. It presents more than 350 performances annually, and is known especially for its Humana Festival of New American Plays each spring.

Moore replaces Jennifer Bielstein, who left in March after 10 years to be managing director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

In its announcement, Actors didn’t say what Moore would be paid. Bielstein was paid about $207,000, including benefits, for the fiscal year ended May 2014, according to its most recent IRS tax return on GuideStar.

Related: Actors’ profile page on Boulevard, with links to annual IRS returns and other information.

Bristol May 117:15 tonight, Bristol Bar & Grille in the Highlands.

A house salad of mixed greens with carrots, red cabbage, and cucumbers. Not very inspired, but it came with an entree. À la carte, just $4.

Part of the Urban Bourbon Trail, the Bristol is a mainstay of Highlands restaurants. Plus, it has a big, outdoor patio that’s quiet.

Address: 1321 Bardstown Road. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Just in time for the NRA: etiquette advice for the reluctant party hostess

Donald Trump

With White House aspirant Donald Trump and more than 70,000 other visitors roaming Louisville next week for the annual NRA meeting, Boulevard thought yesterday’s installment of our favorite Courier-Journal feature couldn’t be more timely. We’re talking about advice column Annie’s Mailbox, which asked and answered the following:

Dear Annie,
What is the polite thing to do with a guest who carries a gun? I do not like guns in my house, but I have a friend who adamantly refuses to leave his gun at home when he comes here. Do people who carry a concealed weapon have an obligation to notify the host before entering their residence?

Signed, Pennsylvania

Dear Pennsylvania,
Yes. More importantly, it’s your house. You get to set the rules, and if you don’t want guns, say so. You can’t force him to be honest about having a concealed weapon, but you certainly can inform him of your preferences.

Trump has a permit to carry a concealed gun. In Kentucky, you can, too; here’s how. Plus, there’s no shortage of places to buy guns in the Louisville area, as this Google map shows.

Gun map

Photo, top: A Bersa concealed carry 40-caliber pistol: $319.95 at Gilbert’s Guns in Frankfort.

Dear Boulevard readers: What do you think? Please post your replies in the comments section, below.

Jennifer LawrenceBoulevard reviews the latest media coverage of the Oscar-winning Louisville native in our exclusive Jennifer Lawrence Diary™. Today’s news, rated on a scale of 1-5 stars:

One starFor the second consecutive day, Boulevard’s foreign policy team is struck by the very British slant the Fleet Street tabloids bring to stories about one of the world’s most eligible single women. Lawrence, 25, is in London promoting the new “X Men: Apocalypse” for its May 18 release.

Let’s start with today’s Mirror headline: Jennifer Lawrence calls English men “good sausage” as she talks about finding love in London


It seems to have something to do with this Lawrence quote: “We are in London. There are still STDs in London. There is still some good sausage.”

Sausage we get. But STDs? Could that be “singles to date”? A typo for “studs”? Boulevard has searched the Internet, wondering if that’s British slang for something much more pleasant. All we can find is this icky quiz from McSweeny’s, and Urban Dictionary’s list — a favorite of which is “Snooki Transmitted Dumbness.”

The Mirror gets only one star, for leaving us distressingly confused. (And speaking of bad reviews . . . )

With $352K from Kentucky, Sanders taps ice cream king in Louisville today

Bourbon Brown Butter

That’s Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield, who’ll give away free ice cream while campaigning for White House hopeful Bernie Sanders today at 3:30 p.m. at Fourth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, according to WDRB.

Despite yesterday’s West Virginia primary win, the Vermont senator still faces an uphill battle against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; in Kentucky, he’s raised $352,236 vs. her $443,851, according to the latest Federal Election Commission data.

Ben & Jerry’s also is based in Vermont. It was sold in 2004 to Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever for more than $2.5 billion.