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Louisville Ballet prepares "Una Bella Notte" fundraising celebration

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Una Bella Notte - an Italian-inspired feast in celebration of the Louisville Ballet. Travel to the Renaissance period and enjoy sumptuous food by Mirabelle Catering, the 'Love Potion' specialty drink from Brown- Forman created specifically for this event, live and silent auctions, and performance by members of the Louisville Ballet. The Ballet's Cara Hicks and Woodford Reserve Distillery's Dee Ford explain what to expect at the event and show how to make the signature drink.

Louisville Ballet Love Potion

2 ounces Woodford Reserve Bourbon

1 ounce Chambord Liqueur

Dash of Woodford Reserve's Cherry Bitters

Combine with ice, shake and strain into glass. Top with lemon twist.

And because we know this is a big night for basketball fans, we will have a viewing room available to watch the games. Tickets for the seated dinner, auction and dancing are $200 per person. Tickets for dancing and desserts are $75 per person. Dressy chic attire.

Una Bella Notte - a beautiful evening

Saturday, March 16. Cocktails begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard

This annual event is a major fundraiser for the Louisville Ballet. Last year's event raised over $80,000 dollars to support the costs of dancer pointe shoes ($60,000 per year), costume production and restoration, and production scenery. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (502) 583-3150 x232 or visit www.louisvilleballet.org .

About the Company: Louisville Ballet, the State Ballet of Kentucky, offers dance to an audience of more than 43,000 people each year and has earned a national reputation as one of the country's leading ballet companies. The company has over 70 world premiere ballets to its credit and a repertoire of over 150 works by choreographers such as Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp and Val Caniparoli. Louisville Ballet's education programs reach over 12,000 school children annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

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