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Journeyman Journey’s Jonathan Cain has seen it all throughout the years By Rocco Falleti

Down and Out

What began as a three-word phrase scribbled in a notebook after a conversation Jonathan Cain, keyboardist for the iconic rock group Journey, had with his father in the midst of a struggling solo career, would become arguably one of the greatest rock songs ever written. “I was kind of down and didn’t know if I should come back home to Chicago or to stay in Hollywood and stick it out,” Cain says. “I was just getting a lot of rejection.” Cain would ultimately decide to stick it out as a writer. To say this was a wise decision is an understatement. “My father told me, ‘You don’t stop believing, John. I know you’re going to make it,’” Cain says. “‘God’s got something planned for you, the blessing is on the other side.’”

The Beginning of a Journey

Cain was on the road playing in a band called The Babys, which was opening on tour for Journey. “Unbeknownst to me, Gregg Rolie was calling to announce his retirement and the band wanted me to be the replacement,” Cain says. “They had seen me play every night and checked out what I did and thought I was the perfect guy.” Cain joined the band in 1980 without an audition and Journey immediately did what any other rock band would do: forego any type of rehearsals to focus on more important things. They took to the softball field to compete against local radio stations. “My batting stroke was pretty hot back then,” Cain Did You Know: says. “We were beating the stations and Journey’s man‘Yust a small ager told me, hey, if you write as good as you play ball, town girl…’ we’re in great shape.”


The band went to the studio shortly after to record their most successful album, Escape. Cain recalls knowing that with Steve Perry’s vocals and Neil Schon on guitar, the group was something special. “What I didn’t know at the time was how well we would gel together,” Cain says. “We changed the sound of the band.” 6 | August 2018

“The way Steve Perry started singing ’Don’t Stop Believin’,’ instead of singing the word ‘Just,’ Steve actually sang it as a ‘Y.’ The hard ‘J’ sound would bring him down an octave, the soft ‘Y’ would give him perfect pitch.”

Escape was made over the course of two weeks for a little over $80,000. Toward the end of the sessions for this album, the band needed one more song. Perry asked if Cain had anything left in his notebook of song ideas. Cain turned to those three faithful words of his father at the back: Don’t. Stop. Believing. “I looked back and was like wait a minute. … This is definitely a Journey song,” he says. “All I had to do was write a melody for (Perry) to soar on and the rest was history.” “Don’t Stop Believin’” would be Escape’s opening track and immediately became a milestone in the band’s history. “We knew there was something different about it,” Cain says. “When you put that needle on the vinyl and the first thing you hear is that piano intro … it sounded like the beginning of a story; it made sense.”

A Humbling Encounter

Cain is the mastermind behind numerous Journey hits. So much so that fellow contemporaries sometimes felt their work too closely mirrored what Cain had already created. At the time, Cain was working with his then-wife, Tané McClure, in Los Angeles on her solo album. He received a call from CBS in Santa Monica; an agent was calling, insist-

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Though Escape went platinum and was a No. 1 album with four hits in the top 20 singles, the band was always in a seemingly eternal struggle with Michael Jackson. “We were fighting him on the charts and honestly, he should’ve had his own,” Cain says. “He kind of ruled those days.”

ing Cain come to his client’s studio. The artist? Prince. “They told me that Prince was concerned about copyright on a song that he had been working on,” Cain says. “Santa Monica was a long drive away, but I got in the car and drove to him.” Prince was concerned that one of his freshly completed tracks was a little too close to Cain’s “Faithfully,” especially with some of the guitar tradeoffs and the “woahs” in the chorus. After hearing the song, Cain recalls recognizing a little of what Prince was concerned about, but it was no issue with him. On a conference call, Prince himself offered to change the chords of the song to avoid any similarities. “I told him I didn’t see a huge problem and what he had was killer,” Cain says. “I wouldn’t ask him to do that, I left saying ‘good luck man, you got a hit.’” August 2018 |




On working with Steve Perry— “He was a stickler for groove, everything we recorded in the studio was live with no click track (metronome),” Cain says. “I will always remember his excellence.” “He was very much like a producer and knew exactly what he wanted to get done and where things should go and what sounds he wanted to sing,” Cain says. “He’d take five minutes on each line, just to focus on how to deliver it.”

That song Prince was concerned about turned out to be one of the artist’s biggest hits, “Purple Rain.”

On the Road Again…

Journey is now in the midst of a massive 58-date co-headlining tour with Def Leppard. They are taking the Schottenstein Center stage on Aug. 22 for a night full of hits. The tour has been in the works for years and is sure to be a spectacle.

Cain and his father after his first show

Shows like this are nothing new to these two iconic groups, but as their popularity has been sustained, life on the road has surely improved. “It’s a lot cushier now, we aren’t smelling like diesel and staying in a Holiday Inn anymore,” Cain says. “It still is difficult being away from home, but we have a leased jet and the greatest crew in the world. Everything is such a higher quality.” Cain is also promoting a book he recently published titled Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations. The book is on sale available on Amazon, as an audiobook at and will be available at the merch table at the concert.

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Journey has played Columbus many times in the past and Cain says the band always enjoys coming to this city. From the Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena, to The Ohio State University campus, it is always a highlight of the tour. “Both bands are clicking on all cylinders right now, it’s going to be a big-time rock show,” Cain says. “Columbus is a young town that really loves to rock, I’m really looking forward to coming back.” CS

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Fire Up the Engines – and Fryers The Columbus Food Truck Festival returns with 60 food vendors By Amanda DePerro 10 | August 2018

ON AUG. 17 and 18, follow your nose, and ears, to

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the Scioto Mile for the eighth annual Columbus the Food Truck Festival, and feast your eyes on a jubilee that caps off the summer impeccably. This year, you might spot some differences with the Food Truck Festival, winner of our Best of the WINNER! ‘Bus category for Best Food-Themed Festival. The The Columbus Food Truck main change being, of course, the location. Up unFestival took home this til now, the festival occupied the Columbus Comyear’s prize for the Best mons, but with the incredible growth from vendors Food-Themed Festival and increased interest from attendees, the Scioto in CityScene Magazine’s Mile seemed to be a perfect fit, say co-owners and 2018 Best of the ’Bus Readers’ Choice Awards co-creators of the festival, Mike Gallicchio and Chas Kaplan. “A lot of people spent a lot of time making that riverscape beautiful, and I think we’re taking full advantage of that,” says Kaplan. “The Scioto Mile is an incredible backdrop.” The festival’s goals are multipronged: give back to non-profits, showcase the small businesses and local entertainment in Columbus, and, simply, make people happy. “Altogether, we’re combining with the community, small business owners and nonprofits to essentially make Columbus that much more fun in the summer,” says Kaplan. “It’s about taking people out of their daily woes and stresses, and give them the opportunity to come down and enjoy the sun and music – and, now, the Scioto Mile.” In its inaugural year, the Food Truck Festival welcomed 20,000 people and 20 trucks to the Columbus Commons, and the turnout in just the first year blew Kaplan and Gallicchio away. This year, visitors should expect between 40,000 and 50,000 fellow attendees, 60 food vendors, 30 small businesses showcasing retail and arts, and 17 bands. “We were in the bar/restaurant world for a long time, and we decided to go down to the Commons and throw a big event; food trucks are what we decided,” says Gallicchio. “Every year we try to make it better and better, and work on any mistakes we may have made, and make a better and better event every year.” In the past, the Food Truck Festival has supported the Ronald McDonald House and various military-focused organizations. This year, the festival will support the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Duck Race, taking place Aug. 18 at Genoa Park. You can purchase various numbers of ducks starting at $5 for one duck or $500 for a brood of 130 ducks. The owner of the first-place duck will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Since its start, the Food Truck Festival has raised nearly $50,000 for local non-profits, and Kaplan estimates the festival’s economic impact to be between $500,000 and $1 million. “We pride ourselves on creating this huge foodie tourism event that Columbus can hang its hat on,” says Gallicchio. “I think it’s great for the city of Co-

lumbus. It means Columbus is on the map as a foodie town.” Both Gallicchio and Kaplan attended The Ohio State University, and agree that Columbus has grown tremendously in the time they’ve lived in the city. Gallicchio was born and raised in Columbus, and Kaplan is a transplant from Cleveland. With their combined visions of the city and the Columbus Food Truck Festival, attendees should expect it to only continue getting better. “Two of my favorite things in life are music and food; not necessarily in that order,” says Kaplan. “That’s what brought me to this apex and this amazing place, and I think that’s why I’m able to get up in the morning and deal with the stresses, and smile at the end of the day.” CS Amanda DePerro is an editor. Feedback welcome at

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From professional singer to community baker By Isabelle Brown

JUST OFF HIGH Street in the Short North lies a local bakery boasting French baked goods and European style. Inside, a few tables sit across from a display case with an assortment of breads, pastries and desserts. To Laughlin’s Bakery owner Jonas Laughlin, each baked good represents the important role a bakery plays in its community. “I can bake your bread that you eat every day, and at the same time I can bake the cookies that your grandma used to make,” says Laughlin. “We can express, as bakers, aspects of people’s lives that they didn’t realize were important to them.” Before honing his craft as a baker, Laughlin says he was on track to become a clas-

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sical singer. The shift from vocalist to baker happened after a particularly nasty cold damaged his vocal cords. Not wanting to give up on his dream, Laughlin continued to sing and to teach. “I thought, ‘If I work hard, I can figure this out,’” says Laughlin. “I really persisted. That’s my nature anyway. I probably fight too hard sometimes.” While teaching music lessons, Laughlin discovered a passion for baking. Laughlin’s new hobby allowed him both the creative expression and satisfaction he had once found through singing. As it turns out, singing and baking have plenty in common. “Because of my musical background, I understand the balance between science and art,” says Laughlin. Considering he had preferred the more technically challenging classical style of singing, it is no surprise that Laughlin picked up the more technically challenging school of French baking. “I do gravitate towards difficult things, but I would say I really believe in the lasting nature of the classics,” says Laughlin. In other ways, his journey as a singer enabled him to face the challenges of baking and owning a business with confidence.

“I think I am very resilient. Being a singer is hard because you are constantly faced with your own flaws. You develop a tough skin pretty quickly. Then when you lose that thing that you’ve built, your skin gets even tougher. Now, I feel equipped to handle most challenges. I don’t feel like there’s anything I can’t do if I decide to do it.” Some of these new challenges came when Laughlin’s newfound passion transformed into a business. He took on the responsibilities of an entrepreneur like building cost analyses and business plans. Still, even as the owner of his own business, Laughlin remains dedicated first and foremost to his craft. “I’m much more dedicated to the actual craft. Simply put, I don’t think of myself as an entrepreneur, even now. I think of myself as a craftsperson.”

Laughlin’s Bakery has been rooted in the Columbus community since its inception. Laughlin first began selling baked goods to local establishments and in collaboration with events like the Short North Yard Sale. “Really the nature of the business I opened is one that is entrenched in community and has its origins in its community,” says Laughlin. With the community in mind, Laughlin’s next step is to share his recipes, tips and tricks through a cookbook. He jokes that he is Tom Riddle, the villain from the Harry Potter series, inscribing his recipes and leaving it behind for someone else to pick up and learn. For Laughlin, sharing and teaching is what gives his work credence. “Rooting itself in a community is fundamentally the purpose of a bakery.” For those craving a freshly baked croissant or other French-inspired pastries, Laughlin’s Bakery can be found in the Short North at 15 E. 2nd Ave. and online at CS

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PromoWest Productions presents Red Fang

Sept. 12, doors open at 7 p.m. A&R Music Bar Red Fang, hailing from Portland, Oregon, is an American metal band formed in 2005. The group has toured the world in recent years, opening for several giants, including Mastodon and even making an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. To date, the band has released four studio albums:  “Red Fang”  in 2009,  “Murder the Mountains”  in 2011,  “Whales and Leeches”  in 2013 and  “Only Ghosts”  in 2016. Tickets are on sale online at

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Sept. 21-22 at 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre The new Masterworks season opens with a selection of masterpieces inspired by the Disney classic, Fantasia. Bach’s majestic music as seen through the eyes of the legendary conductor Stokowski and Wagner’s terrifying “Ride of the Valkyries” are paired with the rich orchestral palettes of Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra, made famous by the feature film 2001: A Space Odyssey. “This year’s primary focus will be on the Columbus Symphony itself – its wonderful musicians and their virtuosity,” says Columbus Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov. “Our 2018-19 season is a collection of irresistibly unique concert experiences that will provide a wide array of choices for Columbus audiences to consider.”

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Kristin Chenoweth

Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts Emmy and Tony award-winning actor and songstress Kristin Chenoweth brings her unique and powerful voice to the McCoy for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook. “It doesn’t get much better than opening a new season with Kristen Chenoweth,” says CAPA Vice President of Programming, Rich Corsi. “To have such a huge star perform in such an intimate venue will truly give audiences a night to remember.” so mucyh

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Sept. 27-30 Schottenstein Center Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange unite for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from ne’er-do-wells. Marvel fans will be blown away by this allnew show which unites beloved superheroes in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. The cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection will enthrall spectators, both young and old.

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La Jeunesse: The Myth of Faust

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Oct. 26 & 28 Lincoln Theatre Presented in honor of two of Opera Project Columbus’ biggest supporters, George and Tina Skestos, this performance expects to be devilishly entertaining. “It’s a concert-style presentation that will feature singers, orchestra, chorus,

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children’s chorus and of course Maestro Siciliani,” says Zeke Rettman, executive director of Opera Project Columbus.

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Nov. 2 at 7:45 p.m. Columbus Funny Bone Patrons familiar with Jay Mohr’s 19931995 stint on the sketch comedy show Sat-

urday Night Live as well as slimy sports agent Bob Sugar in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire are aware of his comedic acting chops, but few may realize the full breadth of his skills. In addition to performing stand-up comedy and film acting, he also hosts his own podcast, Mohr Stories, and hosted a daily midday sports radio talk show, Jay Mohr Sports, on FOX Sports Radio.


NEITHER DO WE. Monty Python’s Spamalot

Oct. 19-Nov. 10 Palace Theatre Lovingly ripped from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this irreverent musical comedy retells the quest of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they search for the Holy Grail. Featuring a chorus line of dancing divas, flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and showstopping musical numbers, Spamalot is a fan favorite.

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BalletMet presents The Nutcracker

Dec. 7-23 Ohio Theatre The Nutcracker remains a beloved holiday tradition that stands the test of time. Journey with young Clara as she and her Nutcracker Prince set out to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement, The Nutcracker is an adventure for all who believe in holiday enchantment.

Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance

Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m. Lincoln Theatre The Jazz Arts Group is rebooting and retooling its sold-out Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance from the 2016-17 season as part of the city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. They are expanding the list of classic songs on offer, and the roster of outstanding local performers – both male and female, vocalists and instrumentalists - to include such renaissance leaders as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson to Billie Holiday and Fats Waller.

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Feb. 8-10 Southern Theatre The Great Flood of 1913 occurred in the central and eastern U.S. after several days of heavy rain. While a number of Midwestern states experienced widespread damage, the official death toll range for the state of Ohio falls between 422-470. Over a quarter-million people were left homeless after the major area rivers became overburdened by runoff. Co-commissioned by Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, The Flood deals with human connection through shared tragedy, specifically the devastation experienced within the Franklinton neighborhood.

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AN OASIS AWAITS YOU IN HISTORIC DUBLIN Broadway Across America presents Hamilton

Jan. 29-Feb. 17 Ohio Theatre How can you be a patron of the arts and not know about the phenomena that is Hamilton: An American Musical? This song and rap-filled musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton has taken the nation by storm. Inspired by the 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton,  by historian  Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates genres such as hiphop, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music, and inclusive-conscious casting of non-white actors as the founding fathers and other historical figures.


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New Albany Symphony Orchestra presents Sleeping Beauty

March 8-10 Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts The long-awaited collaboration of the New Albany Ballet Company and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra comes to fruition this season as the two present Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. “The New Albany Symphony is over-the-moon excited to be partnering with the New Albany Ballet Children’s Theatre in a full-stage production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty,” says orchestra Executive Director Heather Garner. With choreography by Jimmy Orrante, dancing by students of the New Albany Ballet Children’s Theatre and live music performed by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, this one-weekend-only performance will inspire audiences young and young at heart. “We are fortunate to have the perfect trifecta in our back yard – a beautiful hall, a talented young dance company and an experienced orchestra able to tackle a score of this magnitude,” says Garner.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Ninth

May 11-12 Southern Theatre, Worthington United Methodist Church For a poignant end to its 40th season, ProMusica turns to the Viennese masters – beginning with Mozart’s choral work Allegri Miserere, and continuing with eloquently orchestrated Schubert songs. The performance concludes with Beethoven’s massive Symphony No. 9, leading listeners through an emotional journey from grief into fury, before emerging into pure joy and celebration.

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Feb. 22-June 24 Shadowbox Live Which album currently holds the record for consecutive weeks listed on the Billboard 200 chart? That’s right, the almighty Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. Featured on the chart for well over 1,000 consecutive weeks, the next closest (Bob Marley and the Wailers) is a paltry 600 weeks. Shadowbox Live pays tribute to the legendary band in a two-part performance. The music will be paired with video excerpts, in addition to a live-action interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. Trippy!



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Planting Pinwheels for Organ Transplants

For the past decade, the OSU Buckeye Transplant Center has been planting pinwheels to commemorate organ transplants


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center performed about 450 transplants and has performed more than 9,000 since the center first opened in 1967. For the 10th year in a row, the Wexner Medical Center highlighted the successes of organ transplantation and organ donations by honoring organ donors, former transplant recipients and living kidney donors with a transplant reunion and pinwheel planting. On April 8 the center welcomed approximately.1,000 people whose lives have been affected by organ transplants. The honorees saw more than 9,000 pinwheels planted, each one representFormer organ donors ing a lifesaving proand recipients were cedure performed at honored for the the facility. To sym10th year in a row bolize how a single organ donor can save up to eight lives, an eight-spoke pinwheel was selected. “It’s a moving sight,” says Dr. Ken Washburn, an executive director of the transplant center. “Organ donation is clearly the message we want people to take away. We can all pay it forward and we can make an impact by being an organ donor. There’s no reason not to be.”

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Tiffany Machlitt is one of those 9,000 people whose life has been changed by the transplant center. A survivor of eight heart attacks and recipient of a donated heart, Machlitt attended the pinwheel plant- An eight-spoked pinwheel was chosen to represent how a single ing for the first time organ donor can save up to eight lives this year. Machlitt has always loved going on road “It was wonderful,” she says. “It was wonderful to get to see all these people trips, once driving to Texas just so that her son could try an In-N-Out burger. Receivwho got a second chance.” The first heart she was offered on ing the transplant has allowed Tiffany to Christmas Eve of 2017 turned out not to continue going on road trips with her fambe viable, yet 15 hours later she received ily and to continue attending and voluna call with news that another heart had teering at her church. They have plans to been identified. After her eighth heart at- visit Nashville soon. Machlitt hopes to write a book one day tack, which lasted a total of 15 hours, she about her heart transplant experience to finally received her new heart. “I had three open-heart surgeries in less better educate children and adults about than a year,” Machlitt says, “but I was nev- the significance of organ donation. “I don’t think people realize the imer too worried. I always knew I was going portance of organ donation,” she says. “I to get my heart.” The experience gave Machlitt, wife, will always be thankful to the family and stepmother to three teenagers and soon- my donor.” You can sign up to become an organ doto-be grandmother, a greater apprecianor by visiting or by visittion for life. “I get up every day and I’m grateful. I ing the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. CS don’t take everything as serious anymore. It doesn’t really matter that the laundry Evan Wehmeyer is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at isn’t done yet,” she says.

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At first, a house is just a collection of materials. However, once the pieces begin to come together and personal touches are added; photos are framed, closets are filled and the new house smell is replaced by the comfortable scent of its family; the house becomes so much more than just a building. It becomes a home. Keller Williams Consultants Realty’s Diane Lorenzo says her clients aren’t just looking for a house. They’re looking for a home that fits their lifestyle. Her newest listing, Manor Homes’ entry in the BIA Parade of Homes, will dazzle. “This home feels luxurious but comfortable,” says Lorenzo. “This is a home where kids can be kids, not a place where the parents say, ‘Don’t touch the marble.’”

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Open and Airy A highlight of this home, and Manor Homes in general, is that it feels upscale but not sterile. The trend of white and gray is incorporated into the design alongside reclaimed wood French doors and trim around the door frames off the foyer.

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The open floor plan is still in high demand, and this home finds balance in the openness by integrating these reclaimed wood features to separate each large room into usable spaces. Rather than feeling overwhelmed with wide-open, empty spaces, the home feels like a space where you can curl up under a blanket by the fireplace in the winter and spontaneously host neighbors in the summer.

Being a Parade home, every detail is both custom and gorgeous. In the open basement, which feels more like a second living room with its walk-out porch, a large reclaimed wood column takes the place of what would normally be four smaller columns. This large column keeps the bar area and the living space open to one another, instead of breaking off the spaces with many small columns. You may feel some déjà vu while you walk through the home; that’s because the same style of column is used – albeit in a much smaller size – as the newel posts in the great room staircase.

“People want space to be functional but feel comfortable, and I think that’s done through natural elements,” says Lorenzo. “Reclaimed wood trim wrapped around the openings define the boundaries of where the kitchen and great room separate, but it doesn’t actually separate them.”






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Heating Up Grand fireplaces are making a comeback. With this gorgeous reclaimed wood detailing, you’re not going to want to hide a single board behind a mounted TV on this mantle (but you can, if you really want to). “There are quite a few wow factors,” says Lorenzo. “A feature of the great room is a floor-to-ceiling, lodge-looking fireplace. It will have a reclaimed wood mantle and stone.” Though these images were taken halfway through construction, the finished fireplace will have another material not typically found on a fireplace: stucco. “Everybody goes, ‘Stucco? That’s supposed to be on the outside,’” says Lorenzo. “But if you use it right, it can add that wow factor. It tapers in toward the ceiling from the widest part of the mantle, and it’s very unique to some of the other fireplaces that we’ve seen.”

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If the reclaimed wood throughout the home and floorto-ceiling fireplace don’t already make you feel as if you’re living in a mountain chalet, the combination of multicolored stone facing, wooden beams and shake siding on the home exterior will seal the deal. The shake siding not only looks great, but is durable. It’s pre-painted, and Lorenzo says it doesn’t need to be repainted as soon as other similar products. Look Up! Though this isn’t the exact ceiling that will appear in Manor Homes’ 2018 Parade home, visitors can expect something just as incredible. Lorenzo says that, for the last five years, Parade homes have featured dazzling ceilings like this one – a two-tiered and backlit tray ceiling not only makes this room feel much bigger than it is, but provides the perfect amount of light for reading in bed. You can expect something different but just as stunning in the Parade home, because Lorenzo says most of Manor Homes’ recently built houses feature incredible ceilings and finishes customized for each of their clients. It’s all in the details. A pro tip? Don’t forget to look up when you step into this Parade home’s living room.

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Security at Home Investment in a home security system is, for all intents and purposes, an investment in the safety of your family. With the protection of family members as a focus, other reasons for investing include protection of material assets. Traditionally, and rightly so, consumers think of the investment in a home security system as one that will significantly lighten the wallet. However, what consumers may not realize is that the home security technology available today has not only enhanced their ability 30 L u



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to more completely protect their homes, but at a fraction of the cost as compared with technology available in prior years. Home security is projected to be a $47 billion market, globally, by 2020. Traditionally, deadbolt security companies, like ADT or Brinks, were more than enough to secure a home. However, with the introduction of smart home connectivity at a relatively affordable price, the DIY approach is gaining popularity. According to home security company ProtectAmerica a property crime occurs

in the U.S. every 3.7 seconds and a home with a security system is 33 percent less likely to be broken into. Security Solutions – 2018 It is likely that a homeowner already has home security equipment in their possession. Are there a number of old phones and/or tablets laying around? You may have the beginnings of a security camera system. Just activate the device’s video feature and sync it with an app that provides live video feed.

For homes that feature a voice assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, home security systems are becoming more comprehensive, consisting of several elements including not just door and window lock control, but also lighting, appliance, temperature and carbon monoxide monitoring. It is expected that remote arming of home security systems will become even more popular in 2018 and beyond. The days of a homeowner having to activate or deactivate a home security system exclusively from inside the home’s walls are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Home security companies, both large and small, are increasing the availability of apps that allow the user to easily log in to activate or deactivate systems and even remotely lock or unlock doors and windows. Have an Eye in the Sky This year is set to be the year of the drone with respect to home security. Some home security companies are now offering a pocket drone as part of their home security packages. These pocket-sized, aerial eyes in the sky offer unique benefits when utilized as part of a home security system. The more ground a homeowner wishes to cover, the more cameras they ultimately need to have in place. More cameras equal more time and money spent having them installed. Enter the pocket drone – a tiny flying machine which boasts both a 3-D camera and 4K camera with night vision. With these eyes in the sky, a homeowner will require far fewer anchored cameras and gain the ability to cover more ground in a shorter amount of time. Competition is Good for the Consumer There was a time that, if a homeowner made the decision to invest in a home security system, they contacted a home security company. The company would arrive at the property, generate an assessment and ultimately make a recommendation as to the right system for the homeowner’s needs. Today, companies have taken into account the do-it-yourself options, which can be purchased and installed by the homeowner more cheaply. The benefit to the consumer – increased service offerings by companies that refuse to use the cheaper DIY products. There is something to be said for having peace of mind. When a homeowner hires a home security company, they don’t have to

worry about whether or not the technology is installed correctly. And, if the system ever requires maintenance or repair, an expert will make the necessary adjustments. A Focus on Child Safety Expect home security companies to increase product offerings for child safety in 2018. To address the growing trend of children arriving home from school to an empty house before their parents, some companies are offering features that allow parents to monitor their children’s activities in the home via smartphone video features. Some systems can also be set up so that children are unable to leave the house without parent approval. Nathan Collins is an editor. Feedback welcome at








Other trends and tips for home security • Voice-activated technology – allows the homeowner to set home security via voice commands. This includes the ability to arm or disarm the system remotely. • Cloud integration – thanks to this technology, homeowners are able to view the goings-on in their home from long distances. This feature allows for security cameras to send live feeds to a mobile phone in the case that motion sensors are triggered. Security Statistics • Two million home burglaries are reported annually in the U.S. • Approximately 30 percent of all burglaries are through an opening in the home • Roughly 66 percent of burglaries are residential in nature • Renters are not exempt and are just as likely to be victims as homeowners • The summer months carry the highest percentage of burglaries Source:






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Walking Classic September 9, 2018 •

An Unfinished Dream In 2005, the inaugural New Albany Walking Classic was conducted. The impetus for this unusual undertaking resulted from an unfortunate situation. I was a serious and very competitive runner who developed knee problems that facilitated my premature retirement from the sport I cherished. Thus began my transformation from running to walking and my venture into the journey that meandered along the path of alternative approaches to wellness.

The dream was never about just creating a walk but rather it was about wellness and how something as simple as walking can change lives. Here we are, 14 years after the concept to develop a walk came to fruition and so much has transpired. The Walk is now broadcast on live television in its entirety. The proceeds from this classic event have led to the creation of Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit organization impacting thousands of lives through myriad health initiatives that focus on prevention. The construction of a physical facility, the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany has become a national model of programs that are helping individuals and communities to engage in a culture of health in ways that have never previously been implemented. Because of the Walk, countless lives have been touched. The gratitude expressed by others, not for being given the opportunity to participate in a 10K distance, but rather to share with me how walking has been the impetus for healthy living has been most compelling. The New Albany Walking Classic changes lives. But much more must be done to reduce the many health risks that affect individuals and communities today. Until we have greater success in reducing these health risks, I will continue to dream. Healthfully, Phil Heit, Walking Classic Director 38 | 2018 New Albany Walking Classic

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While the competitive spirit to run was entrenched in my DNA, so was the idea that creating a race for walkers only could yield multiple benefits with health-related implications extending to the mental, physical, social and spiritual domains. For every reason given by runners as to why they run, whether for stress reduction, cardiovascular health, forming relationships or inner peace, so can the same be said for walking. And with walkers in greater numbers than runners throughout North America, I strongly believed the walking movement could produce innovations such as those the Walk has generated in the city of New Albany.

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Inside Equality for Walking . . . . . . . . 42 Discover how walking and running have practically identical health benefits

Making Contact. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 A wealth of sports abound for those in search of less physical contact

Walk it Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Race walking offers a more joint-friendly alternative to long-distance running

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Equality for Walking

Discover how walking and running have practically identical health benefits By Lydia Freudenberg 42 | 2018 New Albany Walking Classic

Dr. Mark E. Gittins – an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoNeuro who specializes in sports medicine and arthritis, and has extensive knowledge of outpatient joint reconstruction – says walking is the perfect exercise for those with joint discomfort. “Walking doesn’t make your arthritis go away, but it can make people feel more involved (in making a personal difference),” says Gittins. “If you coordinate some sort of dietary modificaA Little History tion with (walking) it can For those who don’t For the first time ever, the New certainly help drop some know the story behind the Albany Walking Classic will be Walk, it honestly started broadcast live on WBNS-10TV. pounds and help with joint pain.” with one man’s vision. Sponsored by The Ohio According to the ArthriWhen Philip Heit realState University Wexner tis Foundation, a national ized he may need a knee Medical Center, Heit says the organization dedicated to replacement, his doctor reclive broadcast is a personal providing data on arthriommended walking in-stead highlight of the event. tis, losing one pound of of running for exercise. The weight results in a removal suggestion was shocking for “I’ve tried every year, but we of four pounds of pressure Heit, though, who was a could never get a sponsor,” from the knees. Basically, longtime runner who was Heit says. ‘It’s been a dream if someone loses 10 pounds a part of the original group to help this come to fruition.” of weight, 40 pounds of who helped initiate the New With the Walk going live pressure would be released York City Marathon. it’s also the first time from the knees. “My response was, ‘walkanywhere in the U.S. that Gittins says his patients ing is for wimps,’” Heit says. a competitive walk will be who lead sedentary life“And boy, that changed broadcast from beginning styles are always encourthat day.” to end. Tune in starting at 8 aged to join local walking Leaving the doctor’s ofa.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. groups or clubs to keep fice and returning to his their joints agile. But havNew Albany home, Heit put on his running shoes and made his ing the right shoes is vital. “It doesn’t take much equipment exway to a community trail. Heit didn’t disregard his doctor’s advice, but he did cept a good pair of shoes,” says Gittins. “Walking in flip-flops is probably not the start walking rather quickly. “I realized I was getting quite a wisest choice. I see people who do that, workout,” Heit says. “I knew at that and they wonder why they’re sore.” moment I was onto something.” Today, the Walk is the largest A Stronger Heart Strolling through a shop or park may walking-only event in America. It has more than 3,000 walkers and rais- not increase your heart rate, but walking es funds for the programs and health at a quick pace can get the blood pumping, services offered by Healthy New Al- and thus aid in heart health. A recent study cited in a 2017 article bany Inc. The event has helped shape the walking culture across America by by the American Heart Association disnot only making it a more desirable and cussed how the benefits of briskly walking serious workout, but proving that walk- are practically equal to running. Conducted by Lawrence Berkeley ers are athletes just the same. National Laboratory, Life Science Division in Berkeley, California, the study Helping Joints With exercise comes weight loss, and with found that moderate to intense walking and vigorous to intense running resulted weight loss comes a decrease in joint pain. With the 14th annual New Albany Walking Classic quickly approaching, participants from and beyond central Ohio are lacing up, hitting the trails and getting their walk on. Walking has become increasingly popular, but some consider this striding workout to be less effective than running. Prepare to be enlightened: Walking and running actually share many of the same health benefits.

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in similar reductions to the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and potentially coronary heart disease. “I think you get almost all benefits from walking as you do from running,” says Gittins. “It may take you longer to walk because your pace is slower, but we see fewer injuries from having that slower pace. I think walking makes a lot of sense, and we certainly promote it since a large percent of the population can participate.” Apart from a healthy heart, there is a connection between physical activity, like fast-paced walking, and cancer prevention. According to the National Cancer Institute, the leader in cancer research in the U.S., physically active individuals have a 12 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer and a 24 percent lower risk of colon cancer. NCI notes that other cancers have limited evidence, but in an NCI study with more than one million participants partaking in leisure exercise, there was a reduced risk for cancers like kidney, liver, bladder and myeloid leukemia. A Healthy Mind The stigma around mental health is slowly fading, and with the stresses of daily life, people are realizing the importance of a healthy mind. Just like running, walking can produce a natural high where endorphins and dopamine – the reward chemical – are released into the brain, which can help with depression and control addiction. Other mindful benefits include a reduction in stress and anxiety, prevention of cognitive decline while strengthening the mind, and even the ability to spark creativity. “Some of my most creative ideas arise during my walks,” Heit says. “It’s a time to think clearly and reflect on many items.” The idea for creating the New Albany Walking Club occurred, not surprisingly,

exercising together, which may be more comfortable than running and talking with friends. “Like our (New Albany) Walking.Club,.it.brings people together with the commonality of walking and allows for people to bond,” Heit says. “Walking provides a social support opportunity so that goals, whether..walking-related such as increasing speed or promoting friendships, are fostered.” while Heit was walking, which eventually led to the Walk. Social interactions can also aid in mental health. Joining walking organizations allows members to chat while

Never in Second Place With Heit going from a long-time runner to an avid walker, his outlook on walking is equivalent to the culture around running. “Walking should never take a back seat,” Heit says. “Walking takes every bit of athletic skill as does running. You have to train, you have to make a time commitment, you have to be able to endure both physically and mentally. When you’re a walker, you’re an athlete.” Heit explains that walking can present different levels of physical exertion, just like running. “Walking is what you want it to be just as you want running to be,” he says. “It could be extensive, it could be as intense as you want it to be. Walking is no different.” Lydia Freudenberg is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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Making Contact

A wealth of sports abound for those in search of less physical contact By Chase Ray

Tennis, cross-country, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball: what do these have in common? They’re non-contact sports that still provide all the same health benefits without requiring physical contact between players. While any sport, full- or non-contact, can cause significant injuries to athletes, the physical benefits of the latter outweigh those of the former. Most professional athletes across all team sports had to go through some type of organized league as children, whether it’s AAU (offers a variety of sports), Pop Warner (football and cheer) or Little League (baseball).

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While most young athletes see these organizations as the gateway to their professional sports dreams, there’s a steadily increasing number of parents who are hesitant about letting their children play fullcontact sports, such as football, at such a young age. According to a study done by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in 2014, it’s estimated that 44 million young athletes (between the ages of 6 and 18) participate in organized athletics. Although youth sport participation can have many benefits like development of self-esteem and general health and fitness, there’s always been a lingering emphasis

on competitive success for kids, driven by aspirations of collegiate scholarships and professional contracts. This competitive drive ultimately can lead to an increased pressure to begin highintensity training as opposed to skill development at an earlier age, which can ultimately lead to serious injury and burnout. While this is a very possible fear of parents enrolling their children in organized sports, the debate of full- vs. non-contact sports will continue in earnest as new information enters the discourse. Chase Ray is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Walk it Out

Race walking offers a more joint-friendly alternative to long-distance running

Race walking is an Olympic sport in which athletes walk long distances using a technique that requires one foot to be touching the ground at all times and for the leading leg to be straight. This sport puts far less pressure on the knees than running, which allows athletes to participate in the sport for a much longer amount of time. This makes race walking a perfect alternative to running for high schoolers. According to a study by Dr. Jaclyn Norberg, an assistant professor at Salem State University, runners can hit the ground with more than four times their body weight as opposed to 1.4 times their body weight with race walking. This means race walkers are much less likely to suffer from injuries like runner’s knee or shin splints. Because the body takes less punishment in the knees, older people can continue to race walk much longer than runners can, and people who participate at younger ages can spend more time perfecting the technique. High schoolers can have a chance to participate in race walking even if their school doesn’t offer it as an official sport. There are many Facebook groups and sites, like, that can help students get in touch with other racewalkers their age. The distances are usually significantly shorter than the standard 20-50 kilometer races for elite athletes. In central Ohio, groups like the Buckeye Striders and New Albany Walking Club can be found race walking the streets of Columbus with their signature wiggly walk. Many race walkers take their skills to 5Ks, charity walks and, of course, the New Albany Walking Classic. Maria Lubanovic is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Walk This Way

Tips from a Pro about the New Albany Walking Classic By Chase Ray

Last year, the first-place winner in the New Albany Walking Classic women’s division was a 15-year-old high school student named Taylor Ewert. In preparation for this year’s Walking Classic on Sunday, Sep. 9., CityScene Magazine caught up with Ewert to get some race walking tips for this year’s contestants. CityScene: How should a novice prepare for race walking? Taylor Ewert: Beginners in race walking should learn the proper form and practice it often. It’s important they take the time to work on the form and get in some walks at least as long as the event.  CS: What do you think was the main reason you earned first place last year? TE: The main reason I believe I was first last year is I spend a lot of time running and race walking, so I knew I was in good enough shape to race for the win.  

CS: Any advice on how participants should try and stay in shape for race walking? TE: My best advice for how participants should stay in shape for race walking is to work out daily – whether that be running, race walking, biking, etc. CS: What’s the hardest part about the race? TE: The hardest part of the race is staying focused in the middle of the race. It’s important to keep focused and stay on pace.   Chase Ray is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at  

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CS: Is it better for participants to pace themselves or start out fast from the beginning? TE: It is better for participants to start out at the pace they know they can walk at and gradually increase throughout the race to finish strong at the end of the race.

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THE ANATOMY OF a margarita is timeless: lime, tequila, triple sec, salt for the glass rim. It’s the perfect drink to end summer with, and the perfect way to wash down a taco. But what if you’re craving something smoother? Something fruitier? Something more textured? You can get all those flavor profiles at Nada in the Arena District, and some crazy good contemporary Mexican cuisine to round out your happy hour. Or your brunch. Or your lunch, dinner or night cap. The restaurant name may literally mean nothing, but the menu has it all – especially if you’re stopping in on Wednesdays when Nada has its special tiki menu. “We put tiki torches on our patio and play a tiki playlist – it’s definitely an event,” says Nada General Manager Lita Rachamountry. “We have one margarita on (the Wednesday menu) that’s dynamite. If it was on our regular menu, I would say it’s my favorite.” The tropical margarita is made with Nada’s house tequila, mango, passionfruit, lime juice, almond liqueur and Velvet Falernum liqueur. If just hearing the ingredients makes your mouth water, you’re not alone. But you’ll have to come in on a Wednesday to enjoy, because it can’t be made on any other day of the week. “The almond liqueur gives it a nice nutty flavor, but nothing overwhelming. It gives it a little more of a texture,” says Rachamountry. “It kind of lingers on your tongue, then the Velvet Falernum leaves a silky finish. It’s so well-rounded it has a lot of great flavors and it’s perfect for the patio.” CS Amanda DePerro is an editor. Feedback welcome at

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Nada’s House Margarita – the Nadarita Courtesy of Nada

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Safe Travels

How to stay safe and healthy when traveling abroad By Jenny Wise

HAVE YOU EVER gotten sick while on vacation? Though it may be the last thing people think about when preparing to travel, it’s a possibility that every traveler should consider, especially when going abroad. There are threats of disease when traveling to a foreign destination, but the more common threat of a cold, respiratory infection or even strep throat is often overlooked. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be researching the proper vaccines before traveling, but you should also have a plan in place in the event you fall ill while on vacation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, respiratory infections occur in up to 20 percent of all travelers. Traveling in close quarters with other people for an extended period of time, especially in a place that’s foreign to the immune system, puts you at risk. So how can you be proactive?

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Research Your Route Before traveling anywhere, you should check out the CDC website for information relevant to your destination. You’ll want to be aware of any CDC or World Health Organization notices in the areas you plan to visit. Get to know the area you’ll be staying in and its proximity to hospitals and pharmacies. If you are able to do so, find someone who can translate on your behalf in the event you need to seek serious medical attention while abroad. Whether it’s someone you are travel-

ing with who speaks the local language or a hotel concierge capable of communicating your needs to a local health care professional, having this resource is invaluable. If you have seasonal allergies, you should research the destination’s pollen forecast and pack the appropriate amount of medication. Regular showers before bed while on the trip will also help cut down on your overnight exposure to pollen. Talk to Your Doctor Make an appointment at least four to six weeks before your trip to talk to a doctor about the appropriate vaccinations and precautions you should take based on your itinerary and specific medical history. A visit to your primary care doctor is a good start, but the CDC recommends that travelers with complex itineraries or pre-existing health conditions consult a doctor who specializes in travel medicine. Looking to schedule a pre-travel appointment? Check out the Ohio Department of Health website for a directory of local health departments offering pretravel consultations. You can also reference the International Society of Travel Medicine or the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene websites to locate private travel clinics near you. Make Sure You’re Covered Depending on the length of your trip, you may want to seek out additional traveler’s insurance. First, check your personal health insurance plan to see if there is any coverage offered abroad. Then, consider purchasing additional health and/or medical evacuation insurance, which will ensure you have the means to seek out and receive medical care. Visit for a list of insurance providers that offer overseas coverage. Pack a Travel Health Kit Everyone’s travel health kit will look a little different based on individual needs, but the following list is a good starting point when packing:

Prescribed Medications Any prescriptions that you regularly take should be filled in advance and packed. Special prescriptions for the trip If your doctor recommends that you be on any special medicine while traveling, make sure to pack an appropriate amount. Think preventive medicine for malaria or even antibiotics to treat the common condition of traveler’s diarrhea. Over-the-counter Medicines The body can react negatively in a multitude of ways when exposed to new environments. It’s wise to bring things like an antihistamine, decongestant, anti-motion sickness medicine, a pain and fever reducer, a mild laxative, cough drops, and cough suppressant/expectorant. Other Essentials • Insect repellent containing DEET • Sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol • Eye drops • General first aid kit • Health insurance card and copies of any claim forms Be sure to check an up-to-date list of restricted materials beforehand Be Mindful and Proactive It’s tempting to throw caution to the wind when traveling, but exploring new places and cultures isn’t possible if you’re sick in bed. Make sure you carve out a healthy amount of time for sleep and rest when planning your trip: this will ensure your immune system has the energy it needs to fight off illness. Avoid sharing drinks and food, as other travelers could unknowingly subject you to a virus or infection. Most

importantly, pay attention to your body and any abnormal feelings or symptoms you may be experiencing. The sooner you deal with them, the sooner you can get back to your trip. Jenny Wise is an associate editor. Feedback welcome at

Editor’s note: While studying abroad in Spain for a summer in college, I found myself with a severe case of tonsillitis. My tonsils were so swollen I could barely swallow, let alone eat or drink anything. Because my class was centered on the history of Spain, rather than the language, I wasn’t expected (or able) to speak Spanish. Luckily, I was traveling with a program through The Ohio State University and had access to resources I wouldn’t have otherwise had. I was able to call my professor to let her know that I was severely ill and that I needed to see a doctor. I then met her at the train station and was able to go to the local hospital supported by my international health insurance plan. With the help of my professor, I saw a doctor, communicated to him what was wrong, got a prescription for antibiotics filled at a pharmacy and started on my road to recovery. This experience taught me to never travel abroad without first ensuring I have access to medical care and resources.

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Quenching the Creative Thirst

Local artist utilizes all mediums to display his creativity By Taylor Woodhouse

IT’S DIFFICULT TO put Gabriel Gaffney Smith into a box. Saying “renaissance man,” while fitting, seems too cliché. And “artist” doesn’t quite cover it either. Perhaps the most accurate term would simply be “creator.” Where many artists choose to pour their soul into one medium or style, Smith can’t seem to help but try them all. A classically trained ballet dancer who has been in residence at BalletMet for the past 10 seasons, Smith’s impressive repertoire also includes choreography, a litany of musical instruments, musical composition (both personally and on a freelance basis) and intricate hand-crafted wood carvings. One has to wonder how, with so many passions, he finds time and stamina for each one. “It’s almost an uncontrollable drive to create,” Smith says of his art. “My mind is constantly there. I feel like I’m in a world where I’m dancing all day, seeking the movement and patterns that go into dance and music. I’m constantly inspired by the people around me, and the environment I’m in.”

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Movement is the connecting theme between everything Smith does. The leap between dance and music is an easy one. He picks out the mathematical patterns that both dance and music require, the underlying structure of even the most lyrical of pieces and dances, and uses them to inspire and work off each other. And surprisingly, his method as a craftsman is no different. He starts every piece of woodwork by simply observing before putting pencil to wood. He has found himself preoccupied with circles and the flow of movement and energy they create. His approach to both musical composition and craftsmanship is fairly consistent– start with one idea and go from there. Each layer he adds, whether it’s in a new song or a new carving, builds upon the previous ones without much concern for what lies ahead. For him, it’s all about the feeling and movement in that moment. “I don’t feel like anyone should do anything by a certain book besides having the freedom of expression,” he says. “I give myself the freedom to go wherever I feel with it.” It’s a refreshing mindset, and somewhat surprising from someone whose background is in the highly disciplined world of ballet. But he credits ballet for his ability to take critique gracefully and be especially introspective in his projects. It has given him an appreciation for the positive correlation between talent and effort, recognizing that even natural talent must be honed and fed to allow growth. But for all of his talk of discipline and the

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importance of putting your best foot forward, his urge to create is infectious and insatiable. He credits a childhood marked by parents who encouraged creativity and exploration for his start in the arts, and sees himself continuing to create for the rest of his life. In the more recent future, he will be featured at Art for Life gala at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sept. 15. He is also looking forward to releasing another studio album by the end of the year, inspired by the ballets he has choreographed and composed for, and continuing to create and show his woodwork pieces. He dreams of someday hosting an event that combines all of the passions and art that have brought him such great joy and happiness in his life. “Keep it as simple as possible, so the mind is free,” he advises. “Just allow it to be.” It’s a mindset that is certainly easier said than done. But when put in perspective with the pressures of today’s fast-paced world, don’t you think we could all use a second to allow ourselves the gift of creativity? CS

I’m constantly inspired by the people around me, and the environment that I’m in.

Taylor Woodhouse is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at August 2018 |




Gallery Exhibits Brandt-Roberts Galleries Aug. 4-25 Featuring work from Janet Grissom through the Short North August gallery hop. Columbus Museum of Art Aug. 1-31 The Columbus Museum of Art features multiple different exhibitions including A Measure of Humanity displaying how charts, diagrams, and maps help form our picture of the social body, and other artists from the greater Columbus area such as Carmen Winant and Carol Snyder. Also, Titian’s Lady in White: A Renaissance Mystery, an exhibit displaying different works from the Renaissance, is opening on Aug. 30. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Through Aug. 19 Once again, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio brings costumes from the silver screen to Lancaster. In Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive, this exhibition is a creative showcase of costume design from 1987 to the present. Forty-two costumes and accessories are on display, some for the first time. Studios on High Gallery Through Aug. 30 Throughout August, catch gallery exhibits featuring work by Kim Covell Maurer, including Enkaustikos: Current Work. Ohio Craft Museum Through Aug. 31 Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, features work from fourteen artists from across the country, all targeting the issues of shelter globally, locally, and privately. Sharon Weiss Gallery Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Columbus-based street artists like Stephanie Rond are included in the Sharon Weiss 58 | August 2018

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Gallery throughout the month of August. Rond explores gender roles, while also challenging the traditional use of indoor and outdoor space. Hammond Harkins Gallery Aug. 4-Sept. 23 Hammond Harkins Gallery presents Northern Suns: A Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance Aug. 4-19, in which multiple artists showcase their take on the creative cultural black revolution known as the Harlem Renaissance. Another exhibit, Overlying: Laura Bidwa and Elizabeth Emery, will be on view Aug. 24-Sept. 23 showcasing work by both artists. Hammond Harkins is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Sherrie Gallerie Through Sept. 1 Featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry by internationally acclaimed artists Biba Schutz and Karen Gilbert, Sherrie Gallerie welcomes you to view its intricate designs on display. Hawk Galleries Through Aug. 31 This show features exhibits a Space Journey displayed through stained glass by artists Branam, Huchthausen, Rik Allen, and Simpson.

Keny Galleries Through Aug. 31 The Innovative Landscape: A Variety of Media and Imagery features artists Eric Barth, Rod Bouc, Alice Carpenter, Frank Hobbs, Marc Lincewicz, Stephen Pentak, Willard Reader and Carol Snyder. Wild Goose Creative Aug. 4-31 For the show Regional Discourse: Art Inspired by Midwestern Literature, local artists were asked to submit art inspired by Midwestern culture and literature. It coincides with the Flyover Library reading of Beloved by Toni Morrison, and aims to defy the stereotypical viewpoint of midwestern culture. www.wildgoose OSU Urban Arts Space Aug. 1-Sept. 22 The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space presents Pattern Thinking Aug. 1-4, an exhibit featuring Australian aboriginal art from significant urban art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Portraits of Cuba, another exhibit running Aug. 1-Sept. 22 with work from Lisa Di Giacomo, questions how Cuban citizens are coping with recently suspended U.S. government assistance programs. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Muse Gallery Aug. 1-31 During August, the contemporary fine arts gallery will be displaying work by Christina Hall-Straus and Christopher X. Bos at Reed Arts Gallery and Barbara Krupp at G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar. www.

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Turner Gallery Through Aug. 25 Turner Gallery presents Into the Woods: recent works by Mary Holobaugh. www. Open Door Art Studio Gallery Through Oct. 12 During the month of August, this gallery opens its doors for two exhibits including PRISM through Aug. 10, which presents polychromatic works embracing all colors of the rainbow, and SINTERED Aug. 18Oct. 12, featuring ceramic art from artists in the Greater Columbus community.



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Riffe Gallery Through Oct. 13 In the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery exhibition Creating Identity from Place, 73 Ohio artists take their interpretations from nature directly. Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery Aug. 1-17, Aug. 7-Sept. 7 Come to experience the Upper Arlington biennial exhibit in its Concourse Gallery Aug. 1-17, and at the Riffe Center Library starting on Aug. 7-Sept. 7. Dublin Arts Council Aug. 7–Sept. 14 The Dublin Arts Council presents Short North/Long North, a group exhibition of Columbus artists from three galleries in the Short North Arts District. Samples of exhibits from Sherrie Gallerie, BrandtRoberts Galleries and Lindsay Gallery will be featured.


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events Picks&Previews

CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! the public during normal business hours from Aug. 5-Sept. 31. www.german

Tuesday Songwriters Circle Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m. Columbus Summer BeerFest Bronwynn Theatre, 777 Evening St. Urinetown: A Musical Come and perform original music or covAug. 1-4 & 6-11, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 5 ers to a group of other creative minds at the & 12, 3 p.m. Bronwynn Theatre. Session is free of charge Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. and open to all musical members of the CoTony award-winning musical Urinetown is lumbus community. a show set in a dystopian future where there is a water shortage and the government regu- JazZoo: Sinatra & Friends: Taking Jazz lates commode usage by making you pay to to a Wilder Place use them. Performed by Columbus Children’s Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m. Theatre Advanced Performance Academy’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Young Adult Ensemble (ages 15-18), this 4850 W. Powell Rd. two-act satire is full of action, love, betrayal Two guest vocalists, Phil Clark and Helen and, most importantly, is completely outra- Welch, are featured singing Columbus Jazz geous. Orchestra tunes originally from none other than Frank Sinatra. Come to experience all Franklin Park Conservatory and the jazz. Botanical Gardens Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dublin Irish Festival Festival Latino Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Aug. 3, 4 p.m.Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. midnight; Aug. 4, 11 Come to the farmers market to shop at a.m.-midnight; Aug. 5, multiple vendors each week with seasonal 11 a.m.-9 p.m. picks of fruit, veggies and goods. There is Downtown Dublin also live music and crafts for kids. www.fp This event is a place where you can let your Irish spirit wander. Enjoy German Village Art Committee presents food, cultural activities, Laurie Clements more than 65 different Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m. acts from Irish commuGerman Village Meeting Haus nity organizations and Laurie Clements is an Ohio artist. Come more..www.dublinirish to the opening reception of the exhibit for beverages and light snacks. Exhibit is open to

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25th Anniversary of Huntington Garden Aug. 5, 2-5 p.m. Schiller Park, 1000 City Park Ave. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Huntington Garden with a band, cake walk, dog agility show and Schmidt’s sausages with the community in German Village. www. Dan Gearino: Summer Literary Picnic Aug. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave. Buy tickets to this picnic and reading as Gearino discusses his book, Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture. Madlab Theatre presents Lost in Time by Tony Pasqualini Aug. 9-11, 17-18, & 24-25, 8 p.m. MadLab Theatre, 227 N. 3rd St. Sixty-year-old Danny wakes up in his 23 year-old body at Boston University. He finds that he has another chance at shaping his future, because he is stuck in the past. Directed by Tay Lane.



BE PART OF THE ART Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 | 10am-4pm | Northam Park | 2070 Northam Rd. Free admission | Pet friendly

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JazZoo: Classic Soul & Pop Hits: Taking Jazz to a Wilder Place Aug. 10, 8-10 p.m. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. Former lead singer Quan Howell from Sounds of Blackness and singer-pianist Dave Powers perform classic pop songs from Elton John, Al Green and others at this concert. You can also experience some pre-concert entertainment from the Columbus Community Jazz Band at 6:45 p.m. www.jazzarts


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Columbus Summer BeerFest Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m. & 7-11 p.m. EXPRESS LIVE!, 405 Neil Ave. Sponsored by Deschutes Brewery, EXPRESS LIVE! hosts the Summer 2018 BeerFest. There is live music, more than 130 different breweries, and craft beers for people 21 and over to enjoy. www.columbus Festival Latino Aug. 11 & 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Genoa Park, downtown Columbus, 303 W. Broad St. Come downtown with family and community to enrich yourself in Latin American culture with food, visual art, fashion and live entertainment from artists Lupillo Rivera, Tipico Urbano, Gina Chavez, El Gran Combo and Frank Reyes. August 2018 |


Journey & Def Leppard Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr. Both Journey and Def Leppard embark on a tour that hits Columbus’ Schottenstein Center. Buy tickets for an amazing rock and roll experience.

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The Skin I’m In: Queer Black Shorts Aug. 23, 4:30 p.m. Wexner Center for the Arts Contemporary Screen, 1871 N. High St. Part of the second Columbus Black International Film Festival, this film series touches base on the black diasporic experience and black queer identities.

Taste the Future Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m. Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St. Support Columbus State students at this unique culinary event in its 30th year. With more than 1,300 attendees and 50 food stations, proceeds from the event go to support university students. A Night of Mystery with Andrew Welsh-Huggins: Thurber Center Series Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m. Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave. Author Andrew Welsh-Higgins has written five novels, his latest mystery titled The Third Brother. This mystery-thriller features a missing teenager that is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Columbus. The Thurber Center Series is an event that features authors with a connection to Ohio. www. Jay-Z & Beyoncé Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr. Grammy award winners Jay-Z and Beyoncé bring their OTR II tour to the Ohio Stadium with some of their greatest hits in tow.

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Damn, Girl! at Skully’s Music-Diner Aug. 17, 10-11 p.m. Skully’s Music-Diner, 1151 N. High St. DJ Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman drop some tunes at the monthly dance party. Song genres include disco-funk, interstellar hits and more. Only ages 21 and older are permitted. Columbus Food Truck Festival Aug. 17-18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Downtown Riverfront, 25 Marconi Blvd. At the Columbus Annual Food Truck Festival, there are more than 70 different food trucks to choose from, as well as a variety of live music and arts and crafts. www.columbus The Sunlight Market Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gay Street in downtown Columbus This monthly festival in Downtown Columbus features multiple vendors, shops on Gay Street that open early for the event and street musicians to add some spunk. Come to enjoy the festivities during the summer season. An Evening in Appalachia; Summer Literary Picnic Aug. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave. Writer Michael Henson discusses his short story collection titled Maggie Boylan, which follows a woman addicted to opiates in rural Appalachia. Author Kari GunterSeymour is an advocate for female artists from diverse backgrounds, and founder of the Women of Appalachia Project. www.

Craft Brew At the Zoo Aug. 24, 6-11 p.m. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. Come and celebrate the final event of the Columbus Zoo Concert series. This 21 and over event includes live entertainment from artist Uncle Kracker, food and, of course, beer. Presented by Columbus Brewing Company. Columbus Summer Wine Festival Aug. 25, noon-10 p.m. The Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Showcasing different Ohioan wines, this almost day-long celebration will feature artisan exhibits food trucks, specialty food items and live music. This festival welcomes guests of all ages. Parkinson’s Moving Day Sept. 9, 2 p.m. Columbus Crew SC MAPFRE Stadium, One Black and Gold Blvd. This event is the community’s chance to raise further awareness about, and funding for, Parkinson’s disease.


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Columbus Food Truck Festival courtesy of David Heasley; The Skin I’m In: Queer Black Shorts courtesy of Shikeith Cathey

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. This event presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which originated in 1956. This band is an ensemble of swing dance and jazz, and is considered one of the most famous orchestras in the world.

The Toxic Avenger: The Musical Aug. 23-24 & 30-31, 8 p.m.; Aug. 25-26, 5 p.m. Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. This Outer Critics Circle award-winning show for Best Off-Broadway musical is based on the classic film The Toxic Avenger. The musical features rock music and a seven-foot mutant named Toxie as she struggles with bullying and wants to save New Jersey from global warming.


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CRITIQUE With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Mediterranean Blues by Marti Steffy “My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me - and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me.” – Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

I FIRST HAD the pleasure of meeting

Marti Steffy, when she, Jane Heller, Vicky Blinn and Sally Bennett worked together at Studio 4 in German Village. I was there when she sold out a show at Art Access Gallery in one night! Steffy is a very intuitive painter and is both inspired by, and pushed to explore, a variety of subject matter. There is, however, a common thread of color, texture and use of space in all her work. “My layering of color is key to my painting. Strongly saturated hues and spontaneous mark-making within passages of color is the process from which I work,” says Steffy. “In this painting, ‘Mediterranean Blues,’ my color palette is predominantly cool greens and soft blues with muted grays punctuated by hot red-oranges.” A Bexley resident, Steffy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. Her works are exhibited both locally and nationally and have won numerous awards. Steffy’s work includes oils, oils on paper, and collages. Her works are found in over 300 public, corporate and private collections. CS Selected Permanent Collections Net Jets, PNC Bank, Columbus Children’s Medical Center, Dayton Defiance College, Defiance Hahnloeser Parks, Cleveland

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