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Rupp Arena has big year in 2019, despite four-month closure; preliminary schedule for 2020 announced

2019 was a massive year for Rupp Arena. Highlights include numerous major concert touring artists like P!NK and Paul McCartney, the installation of new chairback seats in the upper arena and two new records set:  the fastest concert sell out in Rupp history (Luke Combs) and the highest number of concerts on sale in a single month (seven in November). 
Despite a four-month closure (June 15 – October...

Chef John Foster: Throw a KISS to Thanksgiving — and sit down to a meal all your guests can enjoy

By this time, you’ve probably read a half a dozen articles on how to present the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve watched countless shows on the best pumpkin pie, or the new improved side dishes to spice up your holiday tables. I don’t need to tell you about basting versus self-basting, the dangers of stuffing the bird or cooking the dressing separately. If you have...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Concerts have risk exposures both on the stage and off

KISS in concert (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   Growing up in the era of rock ‘n’ roll with an ultra-conservative father, attending rock concerts required a masterful degree of deception and trickery. My first concert was as a middle-schooler. My childhood friend Mike Korb and I saw KISS in Rupp Arena. I can’t remember the exact phraseology that I used to convince my father that...