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Specializing in senior portraits, engagements, and family photos, Kelly Rockhold Photography snaps professional shots of even the most photophobic customers, successfully recording proof of life before it flees into the past. Families or individuals can choose their own modeling spots (an urban, historic downtown, or a park location) and bend, contort, and jimmy-jam their bodies into as many poses as they can fit into the 60-minute session. In addition to the prints and CD of two digital photos, photo subjects will skip away with e-shareable web-sized photos (400x600 pixels) tagged with Kelly Rockhold Photography's watermark to ensure the photos aren't used in airline safety brochures without consent. This Groupon also gives customers a 25% discount on all additional print orders of more than $100. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

1310 S 3rd St
Louisville,
KY
US

The founders of Buck's Restaurant and Bar approached their restaurant's design as would a landscape artist: by starting with the flowers. Inspired by "moon gardens"—collections of all-white blooms meant to reflect moonlight—they set their stage with slate-gray walls, dark wood wainscoting, and, of course, fresh white blossoms on every table. Deliberately mismatched china, sumptuous leather wingbacks, and gilt accent pieces complete this elegant Victorian tableau, which pairs seamlessly with the restaurant's home in the historic Mayflower Building.

Buck's menu of continental cuisine extends the elegance of the table to the plate itself, with entrees of grilled swordfish, cocoa-encrusted rack of lamb, and a daily risotto. The staff oversees an extensive wine list that catalogs reds and whites, domestics and imports. More than 60 bourbons go down smooth accompanied by live piano music performed by Rick Bartlett.

425 W Ormsby Ave
Louisville,
KY
US

High-definition husband-and-wife duo Drake and Danielle Hatfield produce professional-grade multimedia memories for all kinds of occasions. Whether you want to document your jazz-fusion band's debut jam, immortalize an immaculate wedding, or artfully capture two hours of your cat trying to untie a sailor's knot, Hatfield Media will produce and format a professional, multicamera video complete with immersive multitrack audio. Events are captured exclusively in high definition by top-quality 3CCD cameras for total visual recall before being edited and safely delivered to your hands or the hands of your overseas distributer.

1100 South 7th Street
Louisville,
KY
US

Kentucky Opera was founded in 1952 by Moritz von Bomhard and was designated the State Opera of Kentucky in 1982. In the 2009, Kentucky Opera made the intimate Brown Theatre its permanent home and produces three professional operas each season.

321 W Broadway
Louisville,
KY
US

When the moon rises and the streets empty, Louisville Ghost Walks explores all the places around the city that harbor unexplainable phenomena. The "original" Louisville Ghost Walks, with 12 years of ghost touring services in the downtown Louisville area, depart every Friday night and visit a variety of haunted locations that include the city's hotels, theaters, and old historic homes. Yet, what makes these tours special is that not only do they include stories of the paranormal, they hear testimony from observers of the paranormal. That way, the tours aren?t merely scripted??they present evidence from true believers.

Corner of 4th and Broadway
Louisville,
KY
US

Beloved boy bands New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys rev the engines of adoration among droves of fans with their poptastic summer tour. New Kids on the Block has been plucking heartstrings and handcrafting harmonies since 1986, combining a collection of international hits such as "Hangin' Tough" and "Step by Step" with five-part choreography and fashionable duds. Following in their footsteps, the Backstreet Boys began blowing up charts in the '90s, producing a songbook replete with favorites such as "I Want It That Way," "All I Have to Give," and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." The NKOTBSB Tour brings both acts together for a songful extravaganza, forming the more perfect union prophesied nearly 50 years ago by the Constitution. The May 25 concert also includes the vocal virtuosity of special guest and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, adding to an ear-pleasing stew of dulcet melodies sure to soothe the most savage beast or most irascible mail carrier.

625 South 4th Street
Louisville,
KY
US