Our Summer 2013 intern at The Highlander

I’d like to offer a special welcome to Emily McConville, our Summer 2013 intern at The Highlander! She’s graduating from Manual High School soon and worked as co-editor-in-chief on their Manual RedEye site and as copy director for the Crimson Yearbook. She’s already done her first story for us, “The Hungover Games and the Future of Barret Avenue.” Here’s Emily, interviewing Nitty Gritty co-owner Terri Burt, as shot through the store’s front window …

Emily McConville

Emily McConville, summer intern at The Highlander, interviews Terri Burt, owner of the Nitty Gritty.

 

Guitar Emporium

Guitar in the window at Guitar Emporium, photographed Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Louisville, Ky.

Guitar in the window at Guitar Emporium, photographed Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Louisville, Ky.

This was a last minute illustration for the April 2013 issue of The Highlander to illustrate a story about area businesses closing, called, “Revolving Doors: Opportunity Knocks, Economy Locks” by Cindy Lamb. The story leads with the imminent retirement of Jimmy Smith owner of Guitar Emporium and the future of the business and others in the Highlands.

Kevin Ratterman in La La Land

Kevin Ratterman took a moment away from work on La La Land, his new studio space on Lexington Avenue, for a portrait that appeared in The Highlander’s September feature on Louisville Music … (Click on the photo to see more images from Kevin Ratterman in La La Land.)

Producer Kevin Ratterman is constructing a new recording studio in a 6,800-square-foot building at 1139 Lexington Road. Ratterman says he expects the move from his former studio on Market Street will prove to be positive. “I want this to be a destination studio for local artists,” he says. The new studio will feature a drive-in bay for loading and unloading equipment.

Thanks for the rock star photoshoot, Kevin!