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<music> JAN. 28 -31 Free Week Various Locations do502.com/freeweek Free; 8 p.m. (all days) By now, you have probably heard of Free Week — 15 local bands, four venues, four nights, all free — and have plans for what shows you are going to, but here’s a reminder: on Wednesday, Jan. 28, Coliseum, Xerxes, Parlour, … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks SEX[ED]: THE MOVIE 2014; $24.95; UR A fun, funny and very enlightened doc on how we all got so screwed up. America’s first attempts at teaching each other about sex began in the early 1900s, though it wasn’t so much a social education as socially-acceptable misinformation. Since that day we really … Continued

THEATER: Comedy unites Spanish, Greek and galactic stages

In a 2008 Washington Post interview, the Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott said, “Latin American theater is more open than American theater in its style. In our theater, it’s easy for us to do almost anything on the stage.” This season, both of Louisville’s Spanish language theater companies — Teatro Tercera Llamada and El Delirio Producciones … Continued

Instantly recognizable: A conversation with Gilbert Gottfried

He squints. He screeches. Everyone knows Gilbert Gottfried. He has been an instantly recognizable voice in the comedy industry for the better part of three decades. The often loud and occasionally offensive comedian has been a night club draw since the mid-‘80s, with his hyper-extreme twist on vaudevillian comedy. He often walks the fine line … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks FURY 2014; $22.98; R We won’t go so far as to call this Brad Pitt WWII tank-tale a misfire, but it did seem an odd entry at theaters for late October. Pitt is the commander of a Sherman tank with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman among his 4-man crew. After some … Continued

COMEDY: Last laugh for Carney Awards

It’s officially award season! The Oscars, The Grammys and The Golden Globes will have overdressed celebrities, patting each other on the band and pointing out the year’s best in everything. Here in Louisville, Jake Reber will be handing out The Carneys (named after friend and local comedian Kent Carney), honoring the best in local stand-up … Continued

ART: Wohl’s ‘Unweaving’ at JCC

God has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen or by a weaver, by any sort of workman or skilled designer. —Exodus 35:35 Art used as a spiritual messenger … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks THE BOX TROLLS 2014; $33.98; PG Regular readers know that we are unabashed loons for stop-motion animation – and this screwy fable has certainly raised that bar to new heights! In a sort-of-Victorian village, babbling creatures dressed in old cardboard boxes emerge at dusk to gather scraps of machinery and new, … Continued