Jun 262015
 

The July 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Sherry Edwards, is now online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=101 or you may click on any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Kevin Gibson
Features
Vernon P. Thomas
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Cindy Lamb
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Jimmy Brown
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Bob Bahr
Keith Henry Brown
Keith Henry Brown
Bob Bahr
Laura Spalding
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Robert Gruber
Tim Roberts
Robert Gruber
Paul Moffett
Performance Reviews
Hunt Sidway
Paul Moffett
Tim Roberts
Wally Stewart
Calendar
Paul Moffett
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Paul Moffett

Jun 222015
 

The August 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Paul K, is now available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=102 or you may click on any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Tim Roberts
Features
Joshua D. Smith
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Hunt Sidway
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Joseph Dinwiddie
Paul Moffett
Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Performance Reviews
Kevin Gibson
Pete Strojny
Tim Roberts
Wally Stewart
Pete Strojny
Calendar
Paul Moffett
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Henry C. Mayer

Jun 222015
 

The September 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Gary Falk on the cover, is now online at: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=103 or you may click on any of the menu items below for other stories from that issue:
Cover Story
Vicky Moon
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Bill Conger
Jean Metcalfe
Scott McCormick
Paul Moffett
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Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Carney
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Brent Starkey
Robert Gruber
Brent Starkey
Paul Moffett
Kory Wilcoxon
Roark
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Brent Starkey
Bob Bahr
Brent Starkey
Kory Wilcoxon
Roark
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Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Leo Durham
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Paul Moffett
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Jun 152015
 

The October 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring a cover story about the International Bluegrass Music Association’s first trade show in Louisville, is available at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=104 or you can click on any of the menu items below:
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Kevin Gibson
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Berk Bryant
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Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Paul Moffett
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Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Bob Bahr
Kory Wilcoxon
Vicky Moon
Brent Starkey
Tim Roberts
Bob Bahr
Kory Wilcoxon
Tim Roberts
Vicky Moon
Kory Wilcoxon
Kory Wilcoxon
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Vicky Moon
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Paul Moffett
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Paul Moffett
Paul Moffett
Jean Metcalfe

Jun 042015
 

The November 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Dan Gediman, is on available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=105 or by clicking on any of the menu items below:
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Cindy Lamb
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Tim Roberts
Kory Wilcoxon
Bob Bahr
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Paul Moffett
Wally Stewart
Jean Metcalfe
Henry C. Mayer
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Laura Spalding
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Paul Moffett

Jun 042015
 

The December 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring 100 Acre Wood on the cover is now online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=106 or you can clik on any of the menu items below:
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Kevin Gibson
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Paul Moffett
Joshua D. Smith
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Brent Starkey
Vicky Moon
Jean Metcalfe
Vicky Moon
Brent Starkey
Jean Metcalfe
Tim Roberts
Keith Henry Brown
Vicky Moon
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Joshua D. Smith
Tim Roberts
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Tim Roberts
Tim Roberts
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Paul Moffett

Jun 012015
 

Owner Ben Rogers has closed both the Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, effective immediately. Here is his statement from the website:
June 1, 2015
For immediate release:
Official message from Ben Rogers – Retired Owner and Founder.
“Thank you Louisville. It was a great gig!”
The Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium closed permanently today.
Please accept my VERY sincere apologies for the abrupt manner in which the clubs closed; and to anyone the closings will effect in a negative manner. (Especially staff members and entertainers.) Because of some agreed to contractual terms, and concerns about safety and liability issues after a closing warning announcement – while trying to control a cash only business – well…“pulling the plug” was just the safest way to do this. PHT is under contract with a first class real estate developer who
I’ve personally researched and selected. The developer is proposing to work closely with The City to deliver a best of class development that will be very positive for the community. Based upon confidentiality agreements, the developer cannot be disclosed at this time, but they plan to introduce themselves and their plans in the near future.
Jim Porters has been bought out by MSD to make way for the MSD “Project WIN.” I want to emphasize that the earlier than expected closing for Porters was my own personal decision and not at MSD’s insistence. I am sure MSD will move forward and do great things for the health and environment of our community. The contents of Jim Porters will be sold very soon in a series of online auctions at wardlowauc.com.
So… this is my heartfelt goodbye… It has been my great honor and privilege to serve literally generations of Louisvillian’s for the past approximately 40 years. I started Phoenix Hill Tavern in 1976, when I was 21 years old, in one tiny room – on the 2nd floor – of a run down warehouse, that my beloved parents Sonny and Mary Ruth Rogers owned on Baxter Ave. “PHT” / “The Hill” eventually expanded into the entire warehouse and became a sprawling 25K sq. ft. “Live Music Showcase.” It operated continuously for 40 years.
I took over the lease at Jim Porters / “Porters” after the building on Lexington Road, also owned by my parents, sat vacant for 2 or 3 years. I completely remodeled and upgraded it, re-opening it as an 18K sq. ft. “Good Time Emporium” in 1990. It operated continuously for 25 years.
In my very biased opinion, I believe these were the 2 most successful nightclubs in the history of our city. It wasn’t because of me; it was because of the people who worked for me. The clubs were certainly two of the most enduring. I do know that they were deeply enjoyed and loved by many – especially me. I always thought of the clubs and staff members as family members. For me personally, this will be bittersweet. I have truly loved being in the bar business. I am so grateful for so many things; the people I’ve met, the tremendous staff members I’ve worked with, the experiences I’ve enjoyed, the life and business lessons I’ve learned, the bands I’ve booked and the friends I’ve made; but most of all I am SO grateful and humbled by the loyalty and support of our community over the years. I wish I could stay forever, however after 40 years in the bar business and having just turned 60 years old – with some increasing health related issues – this was just something whose time had finally come. A natural evolution of things, if you will… “It’s finally just time for me to hang up my spurs and turn the page.” I have no plans to continue on in the bar / restaurant business in any capacity.
Finally, I thank God for allowing me to end this incredible 40 year journey on my own terms.
We intend to settle with our creditors and this will be a successful discontinuance. This will be my only statement. Please, no media interview requests
.”

May 212015
 

The January 1998 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Splatch, is now online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=107 or you may click any of the menu links below:
Cover Story
Tim Roberts
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Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Todd Smith
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Tim Roberts
Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Mark S. Spence
Laura Spalding
Keith Henry Brown
Paul Moffett
Tim Roberts
Paul Moffett
Performance Reviews
Paul Moffett
Calendar
Paul Moffett
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Jean Metcalfe

May 212015
 

The February 1998 issue, featuring Voodoo Love Taxi, is now online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=108 or you may click any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Kevin Gibson
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Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Todd Smith
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Kory Wilcoxon
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Paul Moffett
Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Kory Wilcoxon
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Robert Gruber
Paul Moffett
Brent Starkey
Performance Reviews
Wally Stewart
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
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Paul Moffett
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Henry C. Mayer

May 152015
 

The March 1998 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring L’Woo on the cover is now online here: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=109 or you can click on one of the menu items below:
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Tim Roberts
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Berk Bryant
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Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Todd Smith
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Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Tim Roberts
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Tim Roberts
Vicky Moon
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Brent Starkey
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Laura Roberts
Mark S. Spence
Robert L. Penick
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Jean Metcalfe