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AUG 2016

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128 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.16 SEE ARTS TRENDING Local artist Bobby Hinkel transforms discarded wood pallets into artwork, which will be on display until Sept. 7 at Revelry Boutique Gallery on East Market Street. On Aug. 27 at Waterfront Park, 40 teams will compete in the Red Bull Flugtag. That German word means "flight day." And what does that mean? Each team will build a "flying machine," which they'll push off a 30- foot pier and into the Ohio River. Longest distance wins. The Hunter S. Thompson rendering is from a local team that calls itself Fear and Loathing. When Red Bull an- nounced that the Flugtag would be coming to Louisville for the first time, Fear and Loathing team captain Zac Endicott had already heard of the event, which debuted in Vienna in 1991. (More than 200,000 spectators have shown up to the free event in some cities.) "At first, we were like, 'Hey, let's go watch this thing,'" Endicott says. "Now, I guess we'll get to watch it from a better view." His five-person team — guys in their 20s and 30s, with experience as engineers and as actual pilots — is essentially making a 60-pound hang-glider, complete with Thompson-esque "bat wings," out of nylon and $1,000 worth of aluminum. Best-case scenario? "Prob- ably 98 feet," Endicott says. The Flugtag record is more than 250 feet. "But those guys, I think they were aerospace stu- dents," Endicott says. "Initially, our goal was just to get this pretty awesome glider and crash it. Now we at least want to be the fan favorite." — Rob Niece Fifteen years ago, Matt Wallace met his wife, Tina Jo, while they were performing in a Kentucky Shakespeare production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Old Louisville's Central Park. He played Lysander; she was Helena. The next year, in 2002, he found this facsimile of Shakespeare's first folio — originally published in 1623, seven years after the Bard's death — at since-closed Twice Told Books on Bardstown Road. He bought it as a gift for Tina Jo — "For like 20 bucks," he says. "It was a steal!" — and inscribed a page with a quote from Hamlet: "…BUT NEVER DOUBT, I LOVE." Now Kentucky Shakespeare's producing artistic director, Wallace keeps the book in his office. "Being his first folio, it's the closest thing to the original text that we have," he says. From Hamlet: "Who? What an Asse am I?" (In updated versions, the line often becomes, "Why, what an ass am I!") "Sometimes there's no punctuation at the end of a line, or just a comma. This could be a 400-year-old typo, or it could imply that the speaker of the next line should interrupt. It's like cracking a code," Wallace says. "One of the things I enjoy are the capitalizations of words that aren't normally capitalized. It means that word has special significance. "When you experience his words on that level, you realize the work is meant to be performed, not read." From Aug. 10-14 in Central Park, Kentucky Shakespeare and the Louisville Ballet will perform "Shakespeare in Dance." In November, as part of a Will in the Ville celebration, the Frazier will display one of Shakespeare's actual first folios. — Josh Moss TREASURE

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