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Some people do plan to attend both the Kentucky Derby and the Pacquiao-Mayweather

May 7, 2015

Excerpted from The Washington Post article by Chuck Culpepper. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yes. In the aeronautical wonderland of 2015, a person might attend both the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on Saturday evening and the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight 1,618 miles away in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Yes. It could get dicey. […]

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Cuba is opening slowly, but it has a long way to go

April 27, 2015

Excerpted from the CNBC article by Reem Nasr. Five months ago, Jonathan Blue made the decision to add a special team to his private investment firm, Blue Equity, in Louisville, Kentucky. Three people would research the Cuban market, looking for opportunities as relations ease between the two countries. “We think […]

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CDI Launches “Churchill Downs” the Magazine

April 17, 2015

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today it has launched a print and online publication that gives customers and fans a provocative and inside look into thoroughbred racing and its iconic events. Self-titled Churchill Downs, the magazine’s first edition hits homes April 16, and focuses on the most exciting two […]

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Bacardi Acquires ANGEL’S ENVY™ Bourbon

April 17, 2015

Hamilton, Bermuda, March 30, 2015 — Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has expanded its portfolio of super-premium spirits with the acquisition of Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands, its subsidiary, Louisville Distilling Co., and its ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand. This deal marks the Company’s entry into […]

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Everyone Wants to Go to Cuba Now. Too Bad for the Rest of the Caribbean

April 3, 2015

Excerpted from the CNN Money article by Patrick Gillespie. Buzz is building about the United States and Cuba rebuilding relations. No one seems more excited than American travelers. Cuba has been the “forbidden fruit” for U.S. tourism over the last 50 years and Americans are giddy to see their southern […]

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Yanks Chasing Cuban Art

April 3, 2015

Excerpted from the SvD Kultur article by Helena Gustavsson. In a garden in Louisville, Kentucky, is The Chrysler Building. Rather, a much smaller and curvier version of the iconic building in New York. The tower has namely been a basement extension in the form of a coiled fire hose that […]

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Bacardi Ltd. Acquires Angel’s Envy Bourbon Brand

March 31, 2015

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal article by Tripp Mickle. Bacardi Ltd. on Monday said it has acquired the company behind the Angel’s Envy bourbon brand, giving the family-owned rum and spirits company its first American whiskey. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Bacardi was a minority investor in […]

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Bacardi Buys Louisville-based Angel’s Envy

March 31, 2015

Excerpted from The Courier-Journal article by Gregory Hall. The Louisville start-up Angel’s Envy whiskey brand that was the brainchild of the Henderson family is now the property of a Bermuda-based spirits industry giant under a deal announced Monday. But Wes Henderson — who started Angel’s Envy almost a decade ago […]

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Cuba’s Art Scene Awaits a Travel Boom

December 29, 2014

Excerpted from The New York Times article by Victoria Burnett.  HAVANA — Kadir López was working in his studio at his elegant home here when the doorbell rang. It was Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. “I had no idea they were coming,” said Mr. López, whose work incorporates […]

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Jonathan Blue Can’t Fault University of Louisville for Competing with Private Sector in Real Estate

December 15, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — As a University of Louisville trustee, Jonathan Blue understands why the university, through its foundation, has become one of the biggest real estate developers in Louisville. As money from the state government shrinks, U of L has to generate its own funds to make up the […]

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