Jecorey – aka “1200” – Arthur has been lighting up Louisville’s arts and music scene. The rapper, composer, performer and curator has performed at the popular Forecastle music festival and recently played the title role in the Louisville Orchestra’s world premier of “The Greatest: Muhammad Ali.”
EAT & DRINK: Southern Hospitality on West Broadway has the best breakfast. You can order any dish because they are all delicious. It’s local, quality and one of very few sit-down restaurants in West Louisville.
SHOP: Carmichael’s Bookstore (in the Highlands neighborhood) is a magical place. The store feels like a scene in Hogwarts. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day books actually started flying from the shelves.
EXPERIENCE: Everyone visiting Louisville needs to visit the Muhammad Ali Center. The introduction film alone is enough to make you feel overwhelmingly grateful to be in this city. Ali was the definition of compassion.
ATTEND: Every winter MAGIC (Making Art Grow in Children) puts on “Nutcracker in a Nutshell” with Gillman’s Dance Academy. It is a children’s version of the popular ballet, but definitely doesn’t lack in performance skill or artistic value. These young dancers are more impressive than any I’ve seen.
FAVE THING ABOUT LOUISVILLE: As I grow older, my favorite thing about Louisville is seeing its growth. Our city is constantly evolving. I can’t wait to look back one day as an old man to reflect on the people and moments that helped make it a gold mine for art, food and life.