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Newnan Weather Wednesday, January 9, 2013 on January 15, 2014 MyConnection Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald ✓ Current Conditions ✓ Detailed Local Forecast ✓ Five Day Forecast ✓ Almanac Precipitation and Statistics ✓ National Weather Service Radar ✓ Archived Data Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 Be informed. Stay informed. Band finds therapeutic benefits of making music Multiplexor releases expressive new album By Bradley Hartsell Allowing music to aid in releasing tension is a concept commonly applied in life. This notion is what brings many local musical groups together to kick around old tunes for a good time. More often than not, though, the “garage band” or the yetto-be-discovered grouping, has little inclination to pursue the cathartic hobby as anything more than just that — a hobby. Occasionally, however, the part-time interest becomes much more. Multiplexor, a band formed by Newnan local Kyle Coleman, has continued to build momentum — and passion — since 2011. Kyle Coleman, PJ Elias and Nathan Stone actually began playing music together after meeting at Northgate High School. In fact, Coleman had been writing Multiplexor songs years before Stone and Elias ever even k new t he ba nd existed. Coleman would record every instrument onto his laptop, starting with guitar, then drums. Eventually, he created his first album, “If I Told You Everything,” and with a full album to present, Coleman recruited his close friends and frequent collaborators. “I went to high school with PJ. We played in a church band way back then,” Coleman said. “I actually joined PJ’s band in 2007, with Nathan on drums.” “I didn’t know how Multiplexor [as a full band] was going to go,” Coleman added, “There is some technicality to my music, which I thought might be difficult to recreate with other people. Ultimately, though, it’s important we had the feel of a band, not just recreating what was in my head.” PJ Elias recalls a little less apprehension regarding the music being originally created by Coleman alone. “I think the fact that we’re all best friends supplements Kyle’s having written all the music. That’s what makes it a band,” said Elias. “We all love the music and have a close connection. As a group, we miss out on the writing process, but we’ve been playing together since high school in one form or another, so it’s kind of a family thing. It completes the band aspect.” “If I Told You Everything” came out in May 2011, and by June, Multiplexor had booked its first show. The band iden- tified with the Atlanta punk scene and continues to play the majority of its shows within city limits. T he members of Mu lt iplexor consider themselves “emo revivalists,” the music harkening back to an era of high energy music with confessional lyrics. The height of popularity spanned the late ‘90s through the mid 2000s, before tapering out into a forgotten fad. Recently, bands like Multiplexor have resuscitated the sounds of their heroes. The band unites with Coleman’s vision, thriving off his writing and collaborating on an overall sound. “Kyle’s been the nervous system for us,” explained Elias. “It’s not always easy but it’s fun. Whenever there’s a new song, I can’t wait to listen to it and learn it.” “I’ll write the shell of the songs and the ideas, but I like f leshing out the songs with other people. By now, the guys know what I like. We can work together now and be more fluid,” said Coleman. As for goals for the new year, Coleman wants to be “more of a band.” “I want to take it seriously music, page 7 Photo by Jenny Robinson Kyle Coleman of Multiplexor plays for a lively crowd. Multiplexor has been playing as a band for two-and-half years, but Coleman has written songs under the moniker for much longer. Fuel up for fitness inside Make-Your-Own energizing dishes! ➤ PAGE 7 C hillab ra t io n w ill b e h e l d a t t h e historic Moreland Mill. Moreland to host annual Good Luck Dinner Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew Kaiya Hill, left, and Clair Lynn Kight put up a poster promoting Chillabration, which will be held at the Moreland Mill on Jan. 18. Chillabration to blend pork, greens, fun Pork, greens and peas are part of the “good luck” traditions practiced on New Year’s — and now are the fare for a new event in Moreland. Chillabration will be held Jan. 18 at the Moreland Mill. The menu for the Good Luck Dinner will include smoked pork, fresh greens, blackeyed peas and cornbread. Tickets for plates are $8 and can be purchased in advance from the Historic Moreland Mill, the Huddle House at Exit 41 on I-85, Moreland Surplus Sales and Auction House and the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets will also be sold at the mill the day of the event. The meal will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chillabra- tion will include live music, hayrides and a bonfire. Proceeds will benefit Team Georgia, Transplant Games of America and the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance. The ticket price will include the meal, a drink and entertainment and activities. There also will be a dessert bar prepared by members from AllenLee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak. “We’re featuring greens because that’s the traditional New Year’s good luck food,” said Carol Chancey of MCAA. Dick Ford, Moreland’s new mayor, has had a heart transpla nt a nd is a Tra nspla nt Ga mes at h lete. He joi ned forces w it h Ch a ncey a nd other MCAA volunteers to put together the idea for a January event. Volunteers are getting out the word to “encourage all organ recipients and donors to come,” Ford said. “There are a lot of recipients — and donors. I run into them all the time.” Ford said mid-January is a good time for an event like Chillabration. People have gotten over the Christmas rush. They have been indoors because of the cold, and they are ready for something to do. “We want to make this an annual event where you can come and meet your family and friends,” he said. “It will be a fun thing for us just to get together.” Family Features Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes — for a good workout and quick recovery, every­day athletes need the right diet, too. “A good workout is draining and can lead to fatigue and sore muscles,” said Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., n Make L.D. a veteran sports nutritionist and team dieti­tian for the Cincinnati Reds. “The right combination of foods helps restore energ y a nd nutrients used during exercise, and prepares your body for the next workout.” Dishes such as these from CanolaInfo provide complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein with nutrition-packed ingredients including whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits and plenty of vegetables. Each delicious recipe contains less than 300 calories per serving and is prepared with heart-smart canola oil to supply healthy unsaturated fats, including monoun­s atu­ rated and omega-3 fats. For more great recipes, visit www. Know the Score friends with fat: Fat is an important energy source for athletes, but it’s important to choose healthy fats. Canola oil, for example, provides a valuable source of unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and omega-3 fats. n Pump up protein: Maximize muscle growth with a snack that contains carbo­hydrates plus 10 to 20 grams of protein consumed within 15 to 30 minutes after a workout, when muscle is most receptive to growing. n Don’t ignore complex carbs: Athletes need healthy carbohydrates, the pre­ferred source of energy for active muscles. Whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit are good sources. n Feed the furnace: Running on empty? Your body needs consistent fuel to func­tion. A small preworkout snack may improve your workout performance. Liquid foods such as smoothies digest more quickly than solids, which makes them ideal pre- or post-workout for energy, hydration and restoring nutrients.

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