May 2, 2010 by Mark Cornelison
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Super Saver with Calvin Borel up wins the 136th Kentucky Derby making it two in a row for Borel.
While the forecast is calling for possible flash floods for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, it was a flash flood of stars that turned out for Friday night’s 23rd annual Barnstable Brown Party.
“This is my first Derby,” said CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, the first celebrity to arrive. “I hear this party is over the top.”
The idea of the party is bringing a little bit of Hollywood to Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood.
Those stars were out, including actor Jerry O’Connell declaring his love for all things Kentucky, such as bourbon and the Wildcats.
And this year’s gala highlighted local talent too, with Cats Coach John Calipari and members of the University of Kentucky basketball team on the guest list and the UK Opera Theatre on stage.
While he is departing for the NBA, Patrick Patterson promied he would be back for events like the Derby.
“I love Kentucky,” he said. “I love the fans.”
“JOHN WALL! JOHN WALL!” cheered Louisville fans surrounding the barricades along the front lawn of host Patricia Barnstable Brown’s home.
And as the stars kept coming out, the cheers rained down.
Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and actor Diane Lane, who plays Chenery in a forthcoming movie about the 1973 Triple Crown Winner, were grand marshals of the annual Pegasus Parade in Downtown Louisville, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Lane will also attend events such as the Oaks, the Derby and Friday night’s Barnstable-Brown Party. Photo by Rich Copley | staff.
Somewhat Lexington-based band — frontman Robert Schneider and keyboardist John Ferguson live here — The Apples in stereo launched the tour for its new album, Travellers in Space and Time, with a show at Cosmic Charlie’s on April 16, 2010. Photos by Rich Copley | staff.
At three years old, the Lexington Bach Choir is establishing itself in Central Kentucky’s active choral community. It presents two concerts this weekend, March 26 and 27, as part of a weekend of Bach in the Bluegrass. Video by Rich Copley | staff.