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chevy chaser NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Euclid Kroger store to close March 15 to make way for larger facility The Kroger on Euclid Avenue will close at 6 p.m. March 15 in order to begin the process of constructing a larger facility at the same location.

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Tim MGurk, a Kroger public affairs manager, said his company anticipates it will take about two weeks to clear the store of remaining products and fixtures, after which demolition of the current structure would begin.McGurk said the goal is to have the site cleared and the new store opened by the end of December 2014. “It’s going to be very fast paced,” he said. The designs for the new grocery store have not been altered, McGurk said. “The plans haven’t changed. We’re still planning on building an 86,000-square-foot facility, with a basement prep area and the rooftop parking that has been such a topic of conversation,” he said.

the coming months at 236 E. Main St. “It’s perfect,” Caudill said. “We still have a little light construction we need to do, so it’s all about how fast we can get it up and running. But it’s coming, Dad’s Deli to downtown Lexington.” The 1,800-square-foot storefront, a few spaces down from the Kentucky Theater, will seat about 40 customers, according to Caudill, which he estimates is about the same number of patrons he can accommodate in the hallway of the Garden Springs Shopping arcade currently. Caudill said the second location will have the same menu and the same look as the original Dad’s Favorites Deil, and, hinting at perhaps even larger things to come, said the new store could be a blueprint for spots in other cities . “That is the way it is going to look if we opened up one in downtown Louisville – we’re looking at the big picture. Downtown Cincinnati, downtown Nashville, downtown Indianapolis,” he said, naming venues where he already has a presence at local farmers markets.

During neighborhood meetings regarding the new structure, many residents voiced concern about having difficulty getting to an alternative grocery store during the time that the new store is being constructed. No plan has been made about providing some sort of transportation or shuttle service. McGurk also said a decision had not been made regarding a temporary pharmacy during construction. “Our goal is to operate a temporary pharmacy,” he said. “It hasn’t been decided yet if it’s going to be in a mobile tr ailer, which we’ve done at some other sites, or if we’re going to try to be in one of the existing buildings around the property. That decision hasn’t been finalized yet.”

Meditation center planned once Greek Orthodox Church relocates

Currently, the Euclid Kroger has 125 associates. McGurk said all of them would be offered the chance to work at other area Kroger stores during construction, and once the new facility opens, the new Kroger store will employee closer to 200 associates.

The new owners of the building that currently houses the Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church on Tates Creek Road want to use the space as a Buddhist educational facility and meditation center once the church relocates to its new structure currently under construction.

Dad’s Favorites Deli opening downtown location With a small window of operation and a remote location, James Caudill often jokes that people accuse him of making it hard for customers to get to Dad’s Favorites Deli because he didn’t want it to be any more crowded. Those that boo-booed having difficulty getting to the popular Gardenside lunch counter during their lunch break in the past will find elation with the news that Caudill plans to open a second location for the downtown lunch crowd in

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Caudill anticipates having a soft opening sometime in March, and plans to have a delivery service closer to the fall.

Chen Chung, an endowed professor in the Department of Management at the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, purchased the building at the corner of Tates Creek Road and Melrose Avenue last year. The property also included the residential building adjacent to the church. The congregation has a lease on the building until they are ready to move to their new facility further down Tates Creek Road, according to Chung. Chung, originally from Taiwan, has lived in Lexington for over 30 years. For the past 14 years, he and his wife have hosted informal Buddhist discussion workshops at their home


with friends. The couple had always dreamed of creating a center that was open to the public where people could come to meditate and learn more about Buddhist principles.

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“It’s not going to be a temple,” Chung said. “We’ll keep everything simple. It will be a meditation place.”

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Once the Greek Orthodox Church has moved from the building, Chung said not much work will need to be done to meet the envisioned center’s needs. “It’s so simple,” he laughed, “have a floor. You just really need to have a floor, then any time you can sit down to do meditation.” Chung says he plans to establish a non-profit organization which will administer the operation and function of the center. He said that along with offering a space for people to meditate, the organization could host discussions, workshops and educational speakers. The center won’t put an emphasis on Buddhism as a religion, but will help people learn and explore their “infinite capacity for wisdom,” compassion and other Buddhist ideals. “For us, it’s the education. You can worship (the Buddha), but it is more of a symbol. Buddha is ‘the enlightened one,’ and everyone can be enlightened no matter what religion.”

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Cold and weather weary BY BILL FARMER, JR. 5TH DISTRICT COUNCIL

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aving been lucky enough to be both born and raised here, I have many fond weather-related memories. Beautiful springs – among the most beautiful in the world, I am sure – followed by long, long summer days that still slip by too quickly, but led certainly into wonderfully vibrant autumns. Winter memories can tend to be more holiday-related, centered around family- and friend-filled occasions that are part of our lives in special ways. W inter also lends us weather -related memories that – more recently – can seem more marathon-related than anything else. I do remember deeper snows in my younger years than anything we have recently experienced. My favorite memory is of a winter snow covering one day that was sheeted with ice the next. In our back yard, and much to my sister’s and my delight, any object not heavy enough to punch through the crisp coating would

slide on top of the ice-covered snow all the way to the fence at the end of the yard. That mindless repetitive fun is more and more elusive as we age but oh-so-fun to remember. During past Council service, we all added the first ice storm to our communal memory. Deserted neighborhoods lacking power and people, and what seemed to be an endless grey. T ree wood everywhere and the National Guard at intersections. For me, I recall the endless drone of each neighbor’s generator. That coughing sound in the middle of the night as fuel would begin to ebb, and of course constantly smelling gasoline, and not caring about it. That ice stor m toughened us all for the second one. Generators were already in place. Reverse outlets on the furnace already installed so heat could return with a proper set up and a pull cord away. Now comes 2014, already beckoning for the remembering. Little or no snow over the past couple of winters has made way to the time change and the “feel” of

spring to be. Now we are counting days with fewer degrees than hours on a routine basis. Certain articles of my “war m” apparel have taken on, well, a life of their own. I’ve accumulated far too many zeroand-below screen grabs of “local” weather that seems more fit for Minnesota than Lexington, and some weather folk seem to me to report with way too much glee. As I reread this, it appears as if I’m starved for personal contact or in some stage of withdrawal related thereto. I hope that’s just a case of cabin fever setting in. Truly the most important thing right now is for all of us to ride this and the next cold snap out. Have higher regard

for neighbors and their possible needs. Keep your sidewalks clear for those who will be walking to either public transportation or to your doorstep with deliveries. Have praise for all those who toil doing city jobs that either don’t stop or begin in ear nest when winter arrives in full bore. Give support to the mayor for his reasoned initiative to begin an Of fice of Homelessness and resources for it to make a difference. Over the years I’ve written many types of articles for Chevy Chaser magazine that impart much infor mation about what’s going on around us, but none as brisk as this one. Let’s hope next month will be far more routine.

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friends in Cincinnati who operate a similar store. They are both promoting a line of fresh, natural dog and cat foods that any of us love our dogs just like are free of gluten, cor n, soy and wheat. a member of the family. W e try “We have dog food for mulas like to feed them the best food we chicken, salmon or lamb mixed with can. For some, that means skipping brown rice. We also have puppy and lean brands with fancy names and appealing formulas and another that is grain-free packaging, but which may have been and includes buffalo or duck,” Mautz said processed in a foreign country and during a recent visit to her small shop. loaded with gluten, preservatives, chemi- There are also cat food formulas for adult cals, dyes and processed animal by-prod- cats, lean cats and kittens. She also plans ucts you don’t even want to know about. to add a small pet products retail section. An all-natural pet food store is openMautz chose her store site because of ing in Chevy Chase at 321 S. Ashland Ave., its location. “This is Chevy Chase, the near the cor ner of Euclid A venue. Pet heart of Lexington, I think. I looked in Wants Lex, aka the Urban Feed Market, is Woodland Triangle and the Jef ferson in a soft-opening phase now but plans a Street area too, but this spot just hapgrand opening the weekend of Feb. 14 pened to open up and I thought, ‘Man, 15. I’m going to have to grab that right now.’” Melissa Mautz, a first-time business She and her husband live in the nearby operator, co-owns the new store with her Kenwick neighborhood and Mautz says parents. Mautz got the business idea from she can easily ride her bike to work.

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Melissa Mautz opened Pet Wants Lex on South Ashland Avenue. The store promotes a line of fresh, natural dog and cat foods, free of gluten, corn, soy and wheat.

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The food comes from a company called Ohio Pet Foods, which has operated a plant in Lisbon, Ohio, near Columbus, since 1978. “The owners are a third generation family in the business,” Mautz said. “They’ve never had a recall.” The plant has not included any beef or beef by-products in its for mulas since 2002. All poultry and other meats are purchased on the basis of quality, not price, according to OPF’s website. Fresh is the key selling point in the Pet Wants Lex store. “The food is sold by the pound. I put in my order with the factory once a month. They make it, I go get it and provide it to my customers. Y our current dog food may have been sitting on shelves in a warehouse or store for months. Mine was just made. It’s the freshest you can get for your dog or cat,” Mautz claimed. Mautz offers to look up the ingredients in your current pet food and do a side-by-side comparison with the ingredients in the Pet W ants Lex for mulas she sells. Andrew Carey, a friend of Mautz, owns an 80-pound black lab, coon hound mix named Owen who had been suffering with aller gy issues, possibly caused by his food. “Melissa told us she thought her food would be really great for him,” Carey said. “In two weeks (the problem) pretty much cleared up. He has

a nice shiny coat and he doesn’t seem to itch any more. He loves it; gobbles it right up.” Mautz will deliver pet food free of charge, and in a “green” way, to your home, workplace or even your doggie daycare. It will arrive in jute bags. Jute is a versatile vegetable fiber that is spun into course threads and used in dif ferent natural products. Mautz is originally from Morgantown, W.V., and moved to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky where she ear ned a Psychology degree in 2006. After graduation, she worked in the service industry. Some may remember Mautz from her seven-year stint at Mellow Mushroom Pizza near the UK campus. As for the upcoming grand opening, Pet Wants Lex hopes to have the Lexington Humane Society or Woodstock Spay & Neuter Clinic bring dogs and cats for adoption that day. As Mautz sees it – “What a great day to adopt a pet – Valentine’s Day.”

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he received his MF A from Princeton University School of Architecture. At UK one of his teachers was his future partner n 1942 Byron Romanowitz’s father, an Ernst Johnson, who had been a classmate electrical engineer, took a position of Eero Saarinen at Y ale. Johnson was a with the University of Kentucky and formative influence and a great mentor to moved the family from Ludlow, Ky., to Romanowitz. Lexington. Byron was 14. Nine years later Byron’s career spanned 50 years, prihe graduated from the University of marily as a partner in Johnson Romanowitz Kentucky engineering school, and in 1953 (now JRA) Architects, the fir m he co-

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founded with the highly gifted Johnson in 1961. All aspects of his experience – design, social, political and business – are amusingly documented in his very readable “Issues & Images: Fifty Y ears as an Architect in Kentucky” (available at L ynn Imaging for $39.95). Byron’s interests and involvements outside architecture are daunting to consider, but a hint is provided by his other book, “Jazz in Lexington: A

Personal View.” (Byron is a professional musician, playing jazz saxophone at local venues with Jazzberry Jam). Byron’s legendary reputation for storytelling (particularly when a bit of scotch might be available) is well ear ned. I met with him and his partner , Doris Benson, at their house earlier this year, and it was like a jazz session, with Romanowitz felicitously riffing on any theme that arose.

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(Above) The angle of the roof slope is repeated throughout Byron Romanowitz’s home, down to the shape of the basebaor ds. (Left) The public nature of the courtyard space in the family room is balanced by the intimacy of the adjacent space . (Right) A conversation area in the den, with easy access to the kitchen and wet bar.

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Byron built the house for his family of five in 1975, and 38 years of wear hasn’t diminished the relevance of the place. It was a fine fit then, and it still feels tailored to the site. The house nestles into a wooded glade on a hillside that eases down to the reservoir . We arrive at the uphill side, where the house’s low profile is punctuated only by chimney and clerestory. The architecture is simple and unpretentious - for ms that are more about interior spaces than about making a statement. Roofs are the defining feature of the exterior , beginning with the half-gable wedge over the garage. The same 3:12 pitch (11.25 degrees) is used for each roof, for the edge condition at window projections, and for multiple details, including interior trims, the chimney top and the house number placard. The impression that the house is mostly about the experience of the interior is bor ne out as one enters. The front door is a For ms + Surfaces product, with beautiful texture that begs touching. Upon entering the house one encounters a subtle sequence of spaces that shape the experience. Immediately inside is a low ceilinged zone, from which one moves in stages toward an open balcony where a double height space is a gratifying payoff. The balcony looks down on the main public room at the heart of the house. Like an enclosed courtyard, the great room seems to be the focus of the surrounding spaces. A generous bank of windows and glass doors opens toward the reservoir, delivering an inspiring view. The interior has an infor mal, relaxed feel, with an elegantly quiet color palette. Throughout the house are fine pieces of art, most notably numerous works by John Tuska. Byron’s deceased wife, Millie, studied with T uska and was responsible for building this collection. These days there is a clarity and quiet resolution to the interior aesthetic, which Byron attributes to Doris’ influence. One gets a sense that there is a clarity and resolution within Byron that might also be her work. As with a piece of music there is a logic to the house plan, suggested by the courtyard-like great room, but per haps best exemplified by service spaces that wrap the perimeter at the ground floor , simplifying any modifications to mechanical, electrical or plumbing items. But, as with music, there is also a certain magic. At the back of the house, one story below the entry, a peaceful terrace beckons. The terrace is like an extension of the great room, and yet it seems embedded in the woods and very much connected with the water below. It has the special energy of a place much used, much loved, and full of memories – an exterior recapitulation of the house itself.

(Clockwise, from top left) Material textures provide visual and visceral interest at the home’s entry and elsewhere. In the dining room, light and space are celebrated at the central volume of the home. Looking down into the family room, the internal courtyard seems to share space with the outdoors. A palette of naturalmaterials and organic colors yields subdued elegance. PHOTOS BY WALT ROYCRAFT

An ever-changing lake view brings the sky into the foreground. The house, built in 1975, nestles into a wooded glade on a hillside that eases down to the reservoir.

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A student with The R3SISTance at Lexington Athletic Club prepares for some weight-lifting exercises. The class has many social components, including a blog maintained by instructor Adam Adkins with daily workout tips. PHOTO BY ABBY LAUB

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hey say one of the greatest motivators to get up and moving is to find a group of like-minded people with whom to work out. They encourage you in the weight room or on the court and don’t let you lag behind when out on a jog, and the camaraderie they can provide might just be enough of an influence to keep you coming back for more. But these fitness groups on the following pages go beyond the nor mal give-and-take of a typical exercise class, in the traditional sense. They of fer more than a paid one-hour session at the gym once a week, and they don’t leave their pursuit for better health in the locker room. They keep in touch between meetings, sharing workout tips during the week on social media. They find fellowship after a sweaty bout in the studio as their heart rates comes back down, maybe with a frosty glass of beer . They provide a community. If you’re looking to find a way to dedicate more time to your health and fitness this year, or re-energize your already neglected New Year’s resolution, you may consider giving one of these groups a visit – they might inspire you to come back.

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ost runners focus on their personal records, race times, where their next half marathon will happen or what kind of running shoes they will purchase next, which makes Ernie Peel a rare breed. For 48 years Peel has been hitting the pavement, one foot at a time. But the Lexingtonian has committed a better part of the last 10 years to making the lives of other runners better through his efforts to lead local running club John’s Striders. “Athletically I’ve thought less about my racing goals and have focused on helping so many from the group run their first half marathon or full marathon,” Peel, 62, said. “My legacy will be one of encouragement.” For 23 years Peel ran solo, but then started running with a group in the 1990s and by 1996 was running consistently with a Lexington-based group, the Todds Road Stumblers. The Stumblers and the Striders often train together. Since 2009, Peel has run with John’s Striders, a group for med out of John’s Run/Walk Shop. “I started in September 2009 when John’s Run/Walk Shop asked me to lead a new group training for the races the next spring,” he said. “W e’ve gone from 30 members to 640 members.” Since the age of 50, Peel has run 17 marathons, and he is a man of few words, but the throngs of runners who show up to train with John’s Striders in rain, snow, sweltering heat and frigid cold do the talking for him. While the group benefits from his running expertise, it is his emotional and mental encouragement that make the biggest impact.

One of the main objectives of J ohn’s Striders is to help each other train for anything from 5Ks to full marathons.

The group’s objective is to help each other train – running or walking – and get through long, grueling training days for races — anywhere from 5Ks to full marathons. It primarily tar gets spring and fall races, and is free to all participants. But race entry is not required for Striders participation, and the group consists primarily of beginner and novice runners, although more experienced runners are welcome. “The Striders are a social group with a running problem,” Peel quipped. “On the same run I’ve laughed and I’ve cried. We definitely share among ourselves and so many lifelong friendships have developed.” Michel Thompson, 30, joined the Striders three years ago at the recommendation of a friend and fellow Strider . “I had plateaued with running solo using a Couch-to-5k program, so she recommended a group dynamic,” she said. “It was the right move for me.” The University of Kentucky Law Library Circulation Manager said she has made many new friends as a result of running for hours together. “We have become a family,” she said. “I actually do refer to them as my ‘running family’ and we celebrate life together – on and off the road.” Thompson noted that though she is not a natural athlete, she has accomplished immeasurably more than she thought possible before running with the group. “They gave me the guidance and confidence to train for and race my first full marathon last November , as well as four half marathons prior ,” she said. “They also provide the motivation and accountability I need to get up at 4:45 a.m. to train consistently.” For runners looking to get started with John’s Striders or running on their own, Peel and Thompson both recommended that you must simply get going. “I always say so much of life is just showing up,” Peel said. “Run when you are scheduled even if you run slower on a given day. Some of my best runs have been when I started out thinking, ‘Why am I even running today?’” The Striders communicate primarily on their Facebook page and run regularly during the week from Starbucks. Weekend runs vary based on training schedules. The training group is free and open to anyone. Those interested can contact Peel directly at erniepeel@yahoo.com.

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Ernie Peel leads the local running club J ohn’s Striders. He has run 17 marathons since he turned 50. He calls John’s Striders “a social group with a running problem.”

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LEXINGTON SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB BY CYNTHIA ELLINGSEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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f you have been out and about in Lexington within the past few years, you may have spotted one of the vibrant shirts with the logo for The Lexington Sports and Social Club. Considering the shirt also has a graphic of a horse holding up a frothy glass of beer , you may have even looked twice. “Anytime I’m out in public in Lexington, I try to wear one of the shirts and it’s always like, ‘Hey that’s really cool, what’s that about?’” said Josh For mont, the general manager of the Lexington Sports and Social Club (LexSSC). The LexSSC is a co-ed sporting league and social club for the 21-and-over crowd that of fers a wide variety of team activities, such as bowling, cor nhole, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, softball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Plans are currently in the works to offer basketball, soccer and tennis in the spring. “It’s all based on the demand of our members,” Formont said. “A lot of people have talked about what sports they want and what sports they don’t want, and that’s why we’ve decided to grow and add what we have.” LexSSC is a part of the Sports and Social Company, a business that runs similar sports and social clubs in Knoxville, Tenn., Asheville, N.C., and Nor folk, Va. LexSSC has swiftly grown to become its largest branch. LexSSC first launched in 2010, and by 2013 the branch saw over 1,000 players sign up to play in a league. Playing in a league involves the opportunity to participate in scheduled games in a particular sport, followed by

PHOTO BY ROBBIE CLARK

Lexington Sports & Social Club offers a number of leagues its member s can play, including dodgeball, as well as many socializing opportunities after matches.

the opportunity to socialize at a nearby venue. “We always set up what we call a sponsor bar,” Formont said. “It’s not always a bar, but it’s a place where, if you go in wearing your LexSSC shirt, you’ll get

some sort of special on their menu that’s only offered to LexSSC members.” Typically, the locations are near the park or gym where the sport takes place. Some participating venues have been Village Host Pizza, Campus Pub,

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Southside Pub and O’Neill’s Irish Pub. This gives the players the opportunity to discuss team strategy after the game or network with other members. Becoming a member of LexSSC is as simple as signing up to play in a league. This can be done with friends, through a corporate team, or individually. In fact, many members sign up for a sport in an individual capacity, regardless of whether or not a team af filiation is already in place. “The free agent is what we call it,” Formont said. “The free agent aspect. You get this large group of single sign-ups that just want to get out and do something.” The bonus is the opportunity for young professionals to “meet like-minded people” through sports. “Recreation is a huge part of people’s lives,” For mont said. “Stress is so high with young professionals and to give them a chance to go out on a weeknight and to have a viable sports option to meet and network with other people, is a huge opportunity for not only young professionals, but people all the way up to 50-plus.” Formont also sees the pricing structure of the leagues as a draw. Starting in the spring, LexSSC plans to lower their current price from $55 to $49 per league. Formont hopes that with this lower pricing even more people will be able to join the already active social club. “It’s not a closed community,” Formont said. “It’s open to absolutely anyone who wants to join. All you have to do is choose what sport you want to play and come and hang out with us.” More information on LexSSC can be found at www.lexssc.com.

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Students cram into the beer garden at West Sixth Brewing every Wednesday for the popular West Sixth Yoga class. “We ‘Tetris’ people in there,” said instructor Anne Dead Dotson. PHOTO BY ROBBIE CLARK

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over well at West Sixth Brewing. “I just love the community there,” she said. “I found myself hanging out there all nne Dean Dotson steps over tight- the time. I had no idea how it would turn out though. I knew the crowd would be ly packed bodies and negotiates big because it’s free yoga and people are her way through rows of outalways looking for free yoga.” stretched arms as she leads the wellIndeed, the crowds, which usually attended West Sixth Yoga club through a average 50 to 60 students a week, get so variety of poses. Held every W ednesday night since big that Dotson sometimes has to tur n the fall of 2012 in the beer garden at West people away. Diligent students arrive up to an hour early to stake out a place for Sixth Brewing, the free yoga class has become so popular floor space is always their mats, where they hang out reading or even enjoying a pint. in short supply. In the warmer months, the retractable “We ‘Tetris’ people in there,” Dotson walls of the beer garden are raised, allowsaid. “I think the most we’ve ever fit in ing some students to spill out on to the there is close to 70 people.” brewery’s patio. Dotson, a senior acquisitions editor “I underestimated how much people with University Press of Kentucky, became a certified yoga instructor in 2009, love it,” Dotson said. “It’s a super -fun and the idea for the W est Sixth Y oga atmosphere. You see all kinds in there group materialized after she saw a similar – a lot of new yoga people, and then a lot of yoga teachers come, to practice, so group in a brewery in Charleston, S.C. She thought a group yoga class would go you see everything from hand stands to

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those just laying in a child’s pose for a solid hour.” The ambiance in the beer garden is far from a stereotypical yoga studio. Aside from the close proximity to other students, West Sixth brewers are visibly in the middle of production in an adjacent room. And then there’s the lingering smell of yeast and hops. Still, despite the distractions, Dotson says that these quirks help endear the students to the class week after week, and everybody still leaves with that “blissedout feeling.” “You’re getting more of a community here,” she said. “Often times when you go to a yoga class at a studio, you go to the class for an hour and then you leave; for this experience, a lot of times people have to come early, so they meet new people, they talk to people. The majority of them stay and have dinner or a beer. I don’t think that’s something you would get going to a fitness studio or a

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class. It’s that community aspect that makes this class very unique. And it’s very social. People are very loud and there’s a lot of laughter and feedback during classes.” During the week between the days when West Sixth Yoga meets, Dotson and other students keep up with each other via the group’s Facebook page, sharing fitness tips, words of inspiration, even music playlists. It’s a good way to make announcements regarding the upcoming class, but it’s also a good way to keep up with friends. “I personally have made a lot of new friends in the past year and a half just at West Sixth Yoga,” Dotson said. “I feel like I have a whole concrete set of friends just from that.” West Sixth Y oga meets from 6 - 7 p.m. Wednesday nights at W est Sixth Brewing. Attendees are encouraged to come early. For more infor mation, visit www.facebook.com/WestSixthYoga.

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THE R3SISTANCE

The R3SISTance instructor Adam Adkins (far left) and members of his weight-training class. PHOTO BY ABBY LAUB

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as we can along their jour ney with whatever goal they have.” A movement- and skill-based approach to fitness, his R3Z group (the arbells loaded with weights crash “3” signifying kettlebell, barbell and bodyon the floor as members of The weight) now has about 50 people followR3SISTance at Lexington Athletic Club completed a set of “bear complexes” ing daily programming on Adkins’ blog, and they are not your typical gym rats. with trainer Adam Adkins during a “For a lot of people the goal of the Sunday night boot camp. The bear complex – a series of squats workout is the workout,” Adkins said. with overhead presses – was a portion of “They look at the workout as some sort of penance they have to pay for whatever the grueling workout that “R3Z” participoor decision they made last night at dinpants have come to expect in a setting ner. They want to show up, move some that looks more like a powerlifting team things around, get sweaty, tired and out practice than a class at a local gym. The of breath, but that’s it. They don’t want to group was for med by Adkins and LAC gym manager Mark Dickinson last year to measure what they did today versus what help people not only get stronger, but get they did last week. They don’t want to practice movement efficiency. They don’t better at what they do in the gym. want to address weaknesses. We are look“The R3SISTance gives members a network of others dedicated to improving ing for people that want to break out physical performance,” Adkins said. “W e from that mediocrity and be active memdo programming for various goals and fit- bers of our community.” He joked that the only downside of ness levels, and I am proud of the proparticipating in the group, which includes gramming, but ultimately it is secondary to the people. Mark and I just try to foster free classes to Lexington Athletic Club that community and help people as much members and a blog that anyone can fol-

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low, is that you might not be able to catch up on your magazines while parked on the elliptical. “In order to get better we’ve eliminated all the mindlessness of moder n fitness,” Adkins said. “But in doing so it places demands on those participating. It demands you be mentally present in every workout.” At R3Z workouts, there are per haps more women present than men. “Perhaps the most insidious of (fitness industry) myths is that women shouldn’t lift heavy weight,” Adkins said. “People, and particularly women, usually end up coming to me because they failed elsewhere. They haven’t met a goal, or they’ve gotten injured, or they’re just bored. What I try to do from the very beginning is just get them to chase performance for one month. For the most part I’ve found that women love the challenge and feeling of accomplishment that comes along with heavy lifting. Plus, it is a heck of a lot more fun to try to add weight to the barbell than it is to subtract it from the scale.”

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Kristin Ray, 30, is one of the women training with R3Z and can attest to the thrill. “I think the mixture of competitiveness and camaraderie has been a huge driving force for me,” she said. “You’re all competing to get those high numbers on the barbell but you’re also competing against yourself and everyone is really encouraging.” She said she enjoys the additional programming from Adkins that can be done on her own time with a smaller group of friends at the gym. “I probably wouldn’t do it without the community,” she noted. “The community makes it fun, it makes it special to know you’re going to go somewhere and see people you’ve for med friendships with through it. It’s just fun to have that positive energy when you’re doing something hard and then to be able to give it back.” Adkins said the easiest way for others to get in on the group is by joining the Facebook group The R3SISTance and get active with it. Participants can check out a free, detailed 20-day program at www.r3sistancetraining.tumblr.com.

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WILDCAT MASTERS SWIM TEAM

Wildcat Masters Swim Team Coach and USA Triathalon Hall-of-Famer Susan BradleyCox (at left). PHOTO BY ABBY LAUB

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here aren’t too many places where teachers, doctors, coaches, police officers, mothers, lawyers and professors all inter mingle, but swimming with the Wildcat Masters under the tutelage of USA Triathlon Hall of Famer Susan Bradley-Cox brings everyone to an even playing field – or pool. “Susan’s wonderful,” said Lon Hays, chair of the psychiatry department at University of Kentucky. “She can be as inspirational to the person who’s training for the world championships as she can to the person who’s trying to lose five pounds.” Hays became a member of W ildcat Masters Swim Team when he was training for triathlons beginning in 1983. Wildcat Masters Swim T eam is an adult swim team run as an auxiliary program of the University of Kentucky Athletics Association. Bradley-Cox, a nationally and inter-

nationally acclaimed record-holding triathlete, has been with the W ildcat Masters for two decades and has even started a satellite team in V ersailles, Ky. She leads workouts multiple times a weeks with the assistance of two other coaches, Meagan (Donahue) Hennig and Clifton Cox. The team competes in statewide and national meets, and Bradley-Cox allows teammates access to her wealth of expertise with thoughtfully planned workouts that they can print out and take with them to the pool even if they can’t make practice at University of Kentucky’s Lancaster Aquatic Center. The program is for adults but there is no limit to the experience level required, and sometimes people aged 60-plus will show up for one practice. It of fers coached and un-coached opportunities to swim. “We have all ages — it’s wonder ful. You’ll find an 18-year -old swimming with a 60-year-old,” Bradley-Cox said. “I think a lot of people find that the water is so forgiving. We have a lot of athletes,

a lot of triathletes. If they are injured they can always get in the pool. W e have one guy training for the Navy SEALs, and some are just starting to swim for the first time.” The group’s only requirement is joining the United States Masters Swimming program and paying minimal fees. The Wildcat Masters participates in meets around the state and competes nationally under the umbrella of Swim Kentucky. The team’s many accomplishments are displayed on plaques af fixed to a miniature bourbon barrel that Bradley-Cox proudly shows poolside. Bradley-Cox said any type of person can find success as a swimmer because of the forgiving nature of the water. She said some runners even join the group simply so they can water run. The group also has many triathletes and athletes rehabbing from injuries. There are the competitive types who excel in national swim meets, and also people swimming purely for fun and fitness. “Everybody’s needs we try to meet,

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whatever you come for , we try to help you with it,” she said. “W e try to make it so it’s fun, because that’s the purpose of it – to get healthy, to stay in shape and to have a good time.” Having a “good time” can sometimes involve a grueling, water-splashing workout as evidenced by the pack of swimmers sprinting up and down the pool together in practice. “It’s low impact, you’re not pounding your legs and stressing your body,” Bradley-Cox noted, adding that swimming is a lifelong sport that anyone can benefit from. “Y ou’re using your whole body, and it’s a lot about balance and coordination, and it’s very technical. It’s a lot of breath control and they have to learn how to utilize their breaths.” The other bonus, Bradley-Cox said, is that if you want you can come to the pool and be incognito since you are primarily underwater. “People can just be themselves in the pool.” For more on the W ildcat Masters Swim Team, visit www.kylmsc.org.

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efore the blundering but bighearted Ernest P. Worrell, a fictional character brought to life by the late Lexington native Jim Varney, won over movie audiences with his denim vest, ball cap and gaping smile, the af fable persona first gained notoriety working television commercials in markets all over the country. Ernest, always pestering the never-seen nor responsive “Vern,” promoted car deal erships, dairy companies, television stations, even natural gas utilities before the surprising box office success of “Er nest Goes to Camp” in the mid-’80s. Varney, a graduate of Lafayette High School, was in his 30s before “Ernest” began to materialize, and a new biography by the actor’s nephew Justin Lloyd, aptly titled “The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim V arney,” sheds light on Varney’s career preand post-Ernest (though Ernest continued to bedevil Vern well into the late-’90s), which included regional LLOYD theater companies, Los Angeles comedy clubs and even being a cast member on the television show “Johnny Cash and Friends.” But it was the television commercials that first made Er nest a recognizable face and eventually a cultural icon. “He was able to go market to market all over the country, like a slow invasion,” Lloyd said. “It’s interesting, that’s something you couldn’t do today, because of the Inter net and YouTube – it would go viral. At that time, you could have a slow movement, and they were smart about it. They didn’t take any national spots until later, and I think that allowed them to be more successful and make more money the way they could spread slowly across the nation.” Lloyd spent a considerable amount of time researching the book, interviewing family members, tracking down V arney’s first manager in California, reading old magazine and newspaper articles, even watching old video material he could find on the Internet. “I’ve been writing this book, researching it, for almost six years,” he said. “I felt I needed to really do something to pay tribute to his legacy – something the fans could really sink their teeth into. I connected with his fans a lot, I know the people who grew up on the films especially have a deep connection to the character, and that was interesting to me.” Along with fleshing out V arney’s professional acting career, which also included playing the voice of Slinky Dog in the first two “Toy Story” movies and a critically

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As a beloved movie and television character, Ernest P. Worrell, brought to life by Jim Varney, always kept a sunny disposition no matter the misadventure. PHOTOS FURNISHED

acclaimed role in the sinister locally produced 1997 film “100 Proof,” Lloyd discusses some of the struggles Varney faced through his life, including depression. “He suffered from depression, from a teenager onward. He kind of tried to tough it out, I think,” he said. “He selfmedicated with alcohol and never really sought professional help. I don’t think it was until the mid-’90s that he finally got onto (the antidepressant) Wellbutrin, and he talked about that in one of his last interviews of his life that he didn’t know what normalcy was until he got on that.” After a bout with lung cancer , Varney passed away in 2000 at his home in White House, T enn.; the author and other family members were visiting at the time. Lloyd says he made a conscious decision not to dwell on V arney’s health decline very much in the biography. “In the end, I thought that Jim spent his whole life making people laugh, if there’s going to be a book about Jim, it should also be positive and about making people laugh,” he said. Lloyd says the book will have a lot of appeal for “Er nest” fans as well as Lexington and central Kentucky residents, since many familiar places and organizations make appearances, such as Lexington Children’s Theater and the Carriage House, where Varney participated in many Studio Players’ productions in his early 20s.

“He really had a special place for the Carriage House, and would often visit there when he came to Lexington and would attend some Studio Players’ plays,” he said. “I often thought if Lexington was to erect anything in his honor that that area with the Carriage House and the Bell House would be a fitting place.”

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Brasabana adds new spice to local food scene SISTER RESTAURANT TO AZUR OFFERS MIX OF CUBAN AND CARIBBEAN CUISINE

Brasabana co-owner and executive chef Miguel Rivas. PHOTO BY ROBBIE CLARK

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ocal chefs Miguel Rivas and Jeremy Ashby, who have both explored the tastes and ingredients of “new Southern” cuisine while cooking together at Azur Restaurant & Patio, are taking their repertoire just further south of the border with their latest venture. South of the border , but not Mexico way. Brasabana Cuban Cuisine, which opened in early January on Lane Allen Road, specializes in Caribbean food, which has substantial dif ferences from Mexican dishes. “Don’t come here and expect to get a basket of chips and salsa,” Ashby said. While corn is a staple in Mexican cuisine, it isn’t as prominent as an ingredient in the Caribbean islands, he explained. So maybe not corn, but do expect to see plantains, yucca, carnitas, ropa vieja, mojitos, and, of course, the quintessential Cuban sandwich on the menu. Brasabana – the name being a mixture of “brasa,” a small, controlled fire used for slow cooking in the region, and Habana, the Latin spelling for the Cuba capital, Havana – is the sister restaurant to Azur Restaurant & Patio (along with Rivas and Ashby, the other co-owners are Ber nie Lovely and Rob Mudd). As with Azur , which puts a heavy emphasis on exemplifying the far m-to-table food philosophy, Ashby and Rivas want to bring as many locally produced items to Brasabana’s menu. “The style of food is not really fancy. We’re not looking for far mers to grow us heirloom-variety vegetables,” Ashby said. “We use the bulk ingredients that they can really grow. W e use a lot of peppers, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh herbs. “When it comes to meats, this is not a filet mignon and ribeye or rack of lamb place. We’re using chicken thighs, we’re using chuck roast, and braising things low and slow for hours. These lower cuts of meat, which far mers have a hard time selling, we’re going to be a good outlet for that.” There also is a pinch of serendipity in Rivas and Ashby opening a Caribbean-

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For Rivas, opening a restaurant that emphasizes the foods he remembers growing up is an occasion steeped in sentimentality. “It’s most exciting because, and I get a little emotional about it, I see plantains and I can picture my mother cooking breakfast for me in the mor ning,” he said. “And it really brings back memories. The fact that I’m doing that right now for other people is really great.”

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(From top left, clockwise) Menu items include “Fricasse de Pollo,” the Cuban sandwich, “tres leches” dessert and craft mojito cockails. Co-owners Jeremy Ashby and Miguel Rivas. PHOTOS BY ROBBIE CLARK

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tails, including sangria, mimosas and “man-mosas” (beer and orange juice). A healthy selection of craft beers are featured on tap, including several local options. The restaurant’s decor is bright and comfortable, with attractive wood details (bar top, a long booth bench along the wall) and exposed brick walls; during war mer months, they open their front sidewalk, which faces the courthouse buildings, for Limestone Blue “patio” seating. The 133 N Limestone St. restaurant bills itself as (859) 367-0133 a “local gallery” as well www.limestoneblue.com as a restaurant, and the 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. walls are adorned with attractive local paintings and artwork. Our service was friendly and casual, matching the overall vibe of the establishment. While it might not make it into my regular dinner rotation, I’m grateful to have another casual, independent dining option downtown that features a fresh and creative menu and a focus on local arts and products, particularly for lunch.

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Artist and musician Robert Beatty employs an arsenal of electronic devices while crafting his work. PHOTO BY ROBBIE CLARK

MAKING A LOT OF NOISE THE ART AND MUSIC OF ROBERT BEATTY

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out of Lexington. The summer after he graduated from high school, he signed up to be a volunteer DJ at the station (at rowing up in a small Kentucky the recommendation of a CD Central town before the dawn of employee who took note of the “super Internet-induced hyper-connec- weird music” he was purchasing); he tivity, a kid with creative tendencies and later went on to serve at the station’s art dreams of becoming a comic book artist director for a number of years. had to seek inspiration in other places. “There’s definitely a large part of my For musician and graphic artist Robert life where WRFL was the most important Beatty, who grew up in Nicholasville, part of my life – everyone I knew and those places were predominantly magaeverything I did revolved around that zines, cartoons and the weird, left-of-cen- radio station,” he said. ter music he heard on WRFL 88.1. Indeed, it was through WRFL that That radio station in particular grew Beatty and his close friend and frequent to be a vitally important resource and accomplice in musical endeavors T revor inspiration for Beatty, who’s now based Tremaine met Mike Connelly, Ross

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Compton and Matt Mentir , the five of whom made up the first iteration of the experimental noise band Hair Police in 2001 (the band eventually became a trio featuring Beatty, T remaine and Connelly). With a sound defined by heavy distortion, feedback and general cacophony, the band initially had a loyal but limited following in Lexington – many people “thought it was a joke or something,” Beatty recalls. But the band became revered in certain circles outside of Lexington, catapulting its members into the weird and wild cult world of noise music; they toured Europe and the United States extensively, including a stint with Sonic Youth in 2004.

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Though Hair Police has since slowed down its productivity – last year , they released their first album since 2008 – Beatty continues to be a revered figure in certain circles, particularly for his prolific album cover art, which has become an increasing focus of his for the past five or so years. He doesn’t downplay the influence that his work with Hair Police, particularly the connections he made during those days, continues to have on his dayto-day work. “I never thought I’d be able to make a living through art,” he said. “The only reason I’m able to do this now is because I played in a noise band for years and years and toured all over the world – it’s

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If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you!

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Beatty’s artwork for the cover of Burning Star Cor e’s “Challenger” (left) and Three Legged Race’s “Persuasive Barrier.”

crazy to think that because of that I have a career in art.” Beatty’s designs can be seen on local show fliers and album covers for local and national bands; a handful of his album cover designs, including ones he designed for local acts Matt Duncan and Englishman, landed on several national “Best Of 2013” lists, including Pitchfork Media’s. Beatty, who records and performs solo music under the moniker Three Legged Race, was also the subject of a recent cover story for the venerable London-based magazine Wire. “I’m starting to worry that because I’ve been getting so much press that people think I’m out of their league, which is not the case,” he said with a laugh. Beatty’s visual aesthetic is reminiscent of 1970s psychedelia – lots of drippy objects and airbrush filters – and he likes to put his experimental electronic music in the “sci fi-horror” context. Interestingly, he relies heavily on the same process, collàge, for both his visual art and his music – taking simple images or sounds that are often unremarkable on their own, then texturizing, distorting or otherwise processing them into something new entirely. “That’s a big part of what I’m doing – taking things out of their nor mal context,” he said. Beatty’s most recent release, “Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata,” is the first that he has put out under his actual name, rather than the Three Legged Race or any other moniker. A retrospective of sorts, the album consists of several compositions he made to accompany films by experimental New York filmmaker Takeshi Murata from 2004-07. The two essentially met online over a mutual appreciation for each others’ work and have collaborated regularly over the past decade; Murata, who specializes in abstract animation, is coming to the University of Kentucky for a screening of several of his films, on Feb. 1, followed by a per formance from Beatty as Three Legged Race. Beatty describes the music for that particular project as “pretty abstract,”

echoing the aesthetic of Murata’s films. “Some of it’s harsh and noisy and some of it’s more ambient and pure,” he said, adding that “to a lot of people, it’s pretty ‘out there’ stuff.” He says his music in general, however, is evolving – whereas he used to per form with a complicated set-up using lots of synthesizers and machines, recently he has been performing with just a tape player and iPhone, which he processes and distorts previously recorded and found sounds through an app called NanoSounds. “More and more I’m starting to structure more traditional songs and bring in elements of melody,” he said. “Before, everything was full-on electronic, but now there’s a lot of field recordings and acoustic instruments that I’ve recorded.” Admittedly, Beatty’s take on “traditional” might be dif ferent from most – don’t expect folk songs or 4/4 time, although the most recent Three Legged Race album, “Persuasive Barrier,” does feature a dulcimer. As for the future, Beatty is planning a European tour in April, and has made a resolution for himself to spend more time drawing. He hopes to release a book of new art later this year.

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February Events Calendar

Live Music Picks

Keb’ Mo’. Feb. 6. The Grammy-winning Delta blues The Nativity master returns to Lexington.7:30 p.m. Lexington Opera Singers House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 233-4567. PHOTO FURNISHED www.troubashow.com. Tim Daisy and Mikolaj Trzaska. Feb. 10. WRFL and the Outside the Spotlight Jazz and Improvised Music series present the return of Chicago-based av ant garde jazz percussionist and composer Tim Daisy, along with Polish woodwind musician Mikolaj Trzaska. Mecca Live Studio, 948 Manchester St. Dark Star Orchestra. Feb. 11. Dark Star Orchestra sets themselves apart from the throngs of Gr ateful Dead tribute bands with their “fanatical attention to detail” and presentation of complete original set lists. 7:30 p.m. Buster’s, 899 Manchester St. www.bustersbb.com.

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Feb. 21 - Mar. 31. Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett will create an outdoor interactive sculpture made of re-purposed light bulbs, fabricated in partnership with Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Welding Technology program. The sculpture, designed specifically for Lexington, will be on public display all hours of the day . A public unveiling ceremony will take place Feb. 21. Triangle Park, 430 W. Vine St. (859) 425-2592. www.lexingtonartleague.org.

Ongoing Art Exhibits Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop. Through March 16. An exhibit of 40 books published by the Women’s Studio Workshop, the largest publisher of hand-printed books in the United States. Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, 160 Patterson Drive. (859) 257-4908. Eden to Eternity: Molas from the San Blas Islands of Panama. Through Feb. 19. This show has 40 molas –– panels of reversed embroidery originally applied to the front and back of the Cuna women’ s blouses –– from the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Apostles Anglican Church, 200 Colony Blvd. www.apostlesanglican.com.

Coalscapes. Through February 26. This exhibition of photographs by the German-born, Lexington-based photographer Frank Döring documents the landscape and culture of the coal-rich Lausitz region of southeastern Germany. The images track the coal industry’s impact over several years, recording the evacuation and destruction of entire towns, and the eventual reclamation of land for a wide variety of recreational uses. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed. - Sat. Institute 193, 193 N. Limestone St. www.institute193.org. Art and the Bookshelf. Through Feb. 28. In this exhibit, the bookshelf is both a sculpture and functional unit beautifying whatever art is placed on it. Prajna Design built a modular wall system from native Kentucky and reclaimed woods, which will feature

altered books by mixed media artists Lucinda A. Chapman, Jack Girard and Ray Papka. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Fri.; noon - 3 p.m. Sat. M. Rezny Gallery, 903 Manchester St. (859) 252-4647. www.msrezny.com. Wide Angle: American Photography. Through April 20. Drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive collection of nearly 1,300 photographs, this thematic exhibition examines the history of photography. 12 - 5 p.m. Tues. - Sun. (8 p.m. Fri.). UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum. Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Catherine Opie. Feb. 7 - Mar. 9. L.A.-based photographer Catherine Opie's earliest work examines concepts of masculinity and femininity in lush color por -

Peter Walker. Feb. 13. Schooled by Ravi Shankar, the legendary 75-year-old psychedelic/folk guitarist served as musical director to Timothy Leary’s Millbrook estate in the 1960s, then fell out of the public view for four decades. With Doc Feldman. 9 p.m. Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade. www.beetnik.com. Carrie Rodriguez. Feb. 12. This Mexican-American Austin-based fiddler and singer has captivated Americana aficionados and the Latino music community alike. 9 p.m., Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade. www.beetnik.com. tadoo Lounge Session: “tadoolittle.” Feb. 13. A tribute to the Pixies’ seminal album “Dolittle,” featuring members from local bands. Avant-performance troupe PezHed will open. This is an all-ages, family-friendly monthly event series, featuring live performance, food trucks, libations and more. 6-9 p.m. Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine St. www.tadoo.com/tadoolounge-sessions. Ben Sollee. Feb. 15. Transylvania University presents the Lexington native cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, influenced by folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B. 8:30 p.m. Haggin Auditorium, Transylvania University.

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traits of transgender individuals, cross-dressers and other subcultures of Los Angeles’s gay and lesbian community. 12 - 5 p.m. Tues. - Sun. (8 p.m. Fri.). UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum. (Lecture 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Worsham Theater.)

Art, Literature & Film Events Brown Bag Book Discussion with Jan Isenhour. Thursdays in February. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. 12 p.m., Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. 251 W. 2nd St. (859) 254-4175. www.carnegiecenterlex.org. Director’s Spotlight: Nicholas Ray. Tuesdays in Feb. Presented by the Lexington Public Library and the Lexington Film League, this month-long series celebrating the early work of the legendary film director will highlight one of Ray’s first four films every Tuesday evening throughout February. Special matinee screening of “Rebel Without a Cause” on Feb. 8 (2 p.m.), in honor of James Dean's 83rd birthday. Schedule: “They Live By Night” Feb. 4, “Knock on Any Woman’s Door” Feb. 11, “A Woman’s Secrets” Feb. 18, “In a Lonely Place” Feb. 25. 7 p.m. Farish Theatre, 140 E. Main St. www.lexingtonfilmleague.org.

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Global Lens Films Series. Feb. 5, 15, 19, 26. After a three-year hiatus, the Global Lens Film Series returns to Lexington, with screenings of seven films from around the world intended to promote cross-cultural understanding. Schedule: “Pegasus” Feb. 5, “Fat, Bald Men” Feb. 15, “Craft” Feb. 19, “Amnesty” Feb. 26. 7 p.m. Wed.; 2 p.m. Sat. Farish Theatre, 140 E. Main St. (859) 231-5597. www.lexpublib.org/upcomingevents. Cult Film Series: Airplane. Feb. 5. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film “Zero Hour!,” from which it borrows the plot and the central characters. 8 p.m. Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone. www.alsbarlexington.com. One World Film Series. Thursdays and Saturdays, Feb. 6 - Mar. 8. This annual local film festival is geared to promote cultural diversity, discussion and understanding through film. Among the changes to this year’s festival: all films will be screened at the K entucky Theatre, and no film will be screened more than once. Saturday screenings will feature films with children in them. Schedule: “Searching for Sugar Man” Feb. 6, “Gattu” Feb. 8, “Hitler’s Children” Feb. 13, “Wadjda” Feb. 15, “Where Do We Go Now” Feb. 20, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Feb. 22, “La Source” Feb. 27. 7 p.m. Thurs.; 10 a.m. Sat. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. www.oneworldfilmsfestival.org.


H’Artful of Fun. Feb. 7. Living Arts & Science Center's annual fundraiser is an elegant and unique evening of entertainment, food, libations and art. With entertainment by The Patrick McNeese Band and aerial silks artist Jessica Johnson. 7 p.m. Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 252-5222. www.lasclex.org. Gallery Hop. Feb. 21. Presented by LexArts, Gallery Hop is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington, with many galleries featuring special exhibits, hors d’oeuvres and more. 5 - 8 p.m. Various venues, downtown Lexington. www.galleryhoplex.com. Luminosity at Triangle Park Public Unveiling. Feb. 21. The Lexington Art League will host a ceremony to unveil the community art project Luminosity, a largescale, interactive community art installation. Featuring remarks by Mayor Jim Gray and Kentucky poet laureate Frank X. Walker, warm drinks and more. 5:30 p.m. Triangle Park, 430 W. Vine St. (859) 425-2592. www.lexingtonartleague.org. Art in Bloom Weekend 2014. Feb. 21 – 23. The galleries will be in full bloom with exquisite flor al arrangements created by designers interpreting works of art from the museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibit "Wide Angle: American Photography From the Collection." Featuring a black tie gala on Feb. 21; a cocktail reception Feb. 22; and artist demonstrations 2 - 4 p.m. Sun. On display 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257–5716. Embry Book Signing & Photo Exhibit. Feb. 22. An event featuring spoken word, music, food, books for sale and signed by the authors, a photo and painting

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exhibit, and historical presentations by the Embry family and some of their relatives. 11 a.m. The Lyric Theatre, 300 E. 3rd St. (859) 280-2201. www.lexingtonlyric.com.

Classes & Workshops Bluegrass Wildwater Association Winter Roll Sessions. Fridays in February (except Feb. 21). Learn to paddle and roll a whitewater kayak. If you’re new to white water kayaking boats, gear, and instruction will be provided. If you have a kayak and want to hone your skills in a nice warm indoor pool this winter there’s plenty of room to practice. 7:40 p.m. Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr. www.bluegrasswildwater.org.

Book Art Workshop with Mary Rezny. Feb. 1 and 15. Photographer and book artist Mary Rezny will present two hands-on workshops titled “That Fabulous Accordion Fold,� based on the accordion fold as basic structure & binding. The workshops are in conjunction with the “Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop� exhibit. 1 p.m. Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, 160 Patterson Dr. (859) 252-4647.

Still Life Oil Painting. Thursdays, Feb. 13 - March 20. In this six-week class led by Stevie Moore , teens and adults will learn the fundamentals of oil painting and working with still life subject matter. The class will also explore basic color mixing techniques for oil painting and introduce simple color palettes. 6 p.m. Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (859) 252-5222. www.lasclex.org.

Create Your Own Succulent Container. Feb. 4. In this class, Arboretum Horticulturist Jesse Dahl will discuss how to grow them successfully, followed by a workshop where attendees will create a masterpiece of their own to take home. 4 p.m. The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive. (859) 257-6955.

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture. Feb. 15. “Craft Writing� is a one-day symposium at the University of Kentucky that will showcase brewers and professional writers from the craft beer industry. While many beer events showcase craft beer, “Craft Writing� is one of the few events to feature the

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professional writing done in the craft beer industry.10 a.m. UK Student Center, 404 S. Limestone St. www.craftwriting.as.uky.edu. Building Your Art Portfolio. Saturdays, Feb. 15 Mar. 1. Artist Lennon Michalski will guide students in need of an art portfolio for college applications , AP Art credit, Governors School, and other special programs. 12 p.m. Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (859) 252-5222. www.lasclex.org. Food Writing. Feb. 26. A five-week exploration of the boundless world of food writing. Presented in conjunction with the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning; led by Rona Roberts. 6 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 273-2911.

Theater & Performance The Addams Family. Feb. 1. “The Addams Family” is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to life. 3 and 7:30 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 622-7294. www.ekucenter.com. UK Opera Theatre: Little Nemo In Slumberland. Feb. 1 - 2. An undergraduate production of the two-act opera “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” based on an early 20th century fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-1706. www.ukoperatheatre.org.

UK Department of Theatre: (Re)actions of Dance. Jan. 31 - Feb. 2. A winter dance concert featurImpressive local and ing choreography by Susie Thiel, Stephanie Harris,will Ariella regional beards Brown, Theresa Bautistasquare and Gusoff Giordano. p.m. for the7:30 annual “Whiskey, Whiskers Fri. - Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Guignol Theatre, 465 Rose St.& Women” facial hair (859) 257-4929. finearts.uky.edu/theatre. competition on Feb. 1. Lang Lang with the UK Symphony Or chestra. PHOTO BY SHOOTINGFRENZY Feb. 9. Lang Lang is a critically-acclaimed piano phenom who has toured and performed all over the world. Time Magazine has recently included Lang Lang in the “Time 100,” the magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, naming him as a symbol of the youth of China and its future . 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 2571706. www.finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center. The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra: Love. Feb. 14. Delight in the sinfully sweet music of guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas in LexPhil’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Love.” Experience the lush sounds of Argento’s “Valentino Dances,” Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” and Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring women’s choirs from Asbury University. 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-4523. Lexington Ballet: A Dance Affair. Feb. 14. Five classic and contemporary love stories brought to life for an intimate audience. Tickets will be sold in pairs and will include a wine reception. 7 p.m. Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St. (859) 233-3925. www.lexingtonballet.org. Broadway LIVE: Memphis. Feb. 14 - 16. Inspired by actual events, “Memphis” follows the story of a

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white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.; 1 and 6 p.m. Sun. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 233-4567. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com. Motown Magic: The Recreation of Motown. Feb. 15. A tribute to the top acts that defined the sound and presence of the Motown Label, including The Four Tops, The Marvelettes and The Temptations. Performed by revue acts with the finesse, choreography, and style that defined the iconic Motown era or music. 7 p.m. The Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St. (859) 280-2218. www.lexingtonlyric.com. Lexington Children’s Theatre: The Musical

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Adventures of Flat Stanley. Feb. 23, Mar. 1 - 2. Take a trip with Stanley as things go from ordinary to extraordinary in this musical adventure where the hero learns a thing or two about what it means to put your stamp on the world. 2 and 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W. Short St. www.lctonstage.org. Pink Martini with the UK Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 28. Drawing inspiration from music all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994; the music has since been used in a number of hit movies and television series. 7:30 p.m.,Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 259-2754. www.finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center.


Nature Romantic Natural History. Feb. 8. Participants engage in a short walk to a historical home for a discussion of Valentines celebrations of the 18th and 19th centuries, followed by an indoor presentation on the language of flowers and an opportunity to make a whimsical Victorian valentine for someone special. 1 p.m. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Jack’s Creek Pike. (859) 272-6105.

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Death By Valentine: A Murder Mystery Entertainment Event. Feb. 8. Local non-profit agency The Family Counseling Service presents their second annual fundraiser featuring a Valentine-themed murder mystery performance, a plated dinner, silent auction, dancing and more. 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 401 W. High St. www.deathbyvalentine.com. Christian Muslim Dialogue: Women in Religion: Exploring Women’s Role; Considering Agents of Change Within Faith Communities. Feb 22. The The documentary film “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican� by Jules Hart will be shown at this month’s meeting, followed by a panel discussion and a customary pot-luck luncheon. 10 a.m. Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden. (813) 833-3608. Fashion Angels: a Fundraiser for The Beautiful Minds Dyslexic Foundation. Feb. 22-23. Kentucky native and “ANTM� contestant Laura Kirkpatrick will host this fashion event and fundraiser. With a “Woodland Wonderland� theme, regional models and fashion designers will showcase their talent, gain experience in the fashion field and at the same time raise funds for the organization. 6 p.m. Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St. www.laurakirkpatrick.com/charity.

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O B S E R V A T I O N S

Kindness from Total Strangers BY HARRIETT ROSE | OBSERVATIONS COLUMNIST

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ate in December I got a phone call from my cousin, which is not unusual. She calls often just to check up on me and I appreciate it. The subject of the call was unusual and emphatic. She proceeded to say, “I know what you ought to write in your next column. I don’t know if it is because it is the season of the year or if I look more helpless or older, but the nicest things have been happening to me.” She had been out shopping – last-minute shopping for presents. She is the most fervent gift giver anyone has ever known. Also, age has sneaked up on her and the aging disease – bad knees – has made its presence known to her . Her knees are particularly troublesome when confronted by steps. Of course, using a cane would ease that problem but that use reminds her of her age, so she for gets the cane. That morning in two places she stopped, contemplating some steps before attempting them. In both cases, people she did not know helped her up the steps and later helped her down and to her car . She is the sort who would help others, so it was a well-deserved good deed, but she was surprised and The holiday season moved by the kindness of strangers. And yes, it was is over and I still the season, and yes, she is walking badly, but people find people being are more courteous to us who look very senior , espenice. It almost cially if we smile at them. I have lived at the Hanover Towers for eight years makes me think of and enjoyed it. Older and younger people are pleasant forsaking my oft to me. Olders are my friends, and youngers are polite. repeated motto, Last week I made an emergency visit to the hospital by “No good deed way of 911. They kept me for two days, mostly to goes unpunished.” make sure of a diagnosis and a safe retur n home, and I know I’m aging – a warmer welcome home would have not been possible. Offers to go to the market for me, visits to say, can it be that I’m “Call me if you need me.” And Hanover T owers is an mellowing too? apartment house with 90 separate apartments – not a place where there are people whose job it is to take care of us. I have not regretted my choice to live here for one day since I moved in. Our visit to the Arctic, or it’s visit to us, coincided with my hospital sojourn. I carried home a common cold germ – minor compared to what I could have brought. So I’ve had occasion to echo my cousin’s pleasure at the generosity of other people, and I don’t think it was just a Christmas phenomenon. I’ve stayed in my apartment both to nurse my cold and to keep it to myself. The holiday season is over and I still find people being nice. It almost makes me think of forsaking my oft repeated motto, “No good deed goes unpunished.” I know I’m aging – can it be that I’m mellowing too?

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Pete’s Properties

Real Estate Transactions for 40502, 40503, 40508

1133 Chinoe Rd., $239,000 825 Sunset Dr., $203,500

40502 1616 Tates Creek Rd. #7, $1,335,000 201 Chinoe Rd., $1,115,000 137 S Hanover Ave., $629,000 138 Chenault Rd., $391,250 2003 Hart Rd., $375,000 329 Colony Blvd., $365,000 141 Chenault Rd., $342,000 356 Cassidy Ave., $332,500

3301 Lansdowne Dr., $200,000 903 Cramer Ave., $132,500 322 Owsley Ave., $65,000

40503 1828 McDonald Ave., $269,000 148 Penmoken Park, $157,900 115 Penmoken Park, $129,000

TOP-SELLING PROPERTY: 1616 TATES CREEK RD. UNIT #7 $1,335,000

157 Wabash Dr., $105,000

980 Edgewater Dr., $300,000 3413 Pinas Bay Dr., $296,500

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Arm’s length residential sales for this magazine’s distribution area for the month of December 2013. Information compiled by Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill. For more information on any of these properties, or others, please visit www.fayette-pva.com.

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303 Desha Rd.

Tuscany 2 story with gorgeous moldings, hdwd, granite, 3 car garage, privacy fence – LIKE NEW! 4BR, 2.5BA, unfinished basement, 2828 s.f. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $385,000

Ashland Park corner lot. 4BR, 2 full, 2 half BAs, finished basement – perfect for a family. Inviting front porch and large enclosed back yard. Mina Mattone 420-1135 $470,000

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2029 Lakeside Dr.

Lovely St. Ives home built for comfort with first floor master! Enjoy year-round yard care, and an easy walk to shopping and dining in Castlegate. More at www.GwenMathews.com $514,900

Enjoy waterfront views from this 5BR,4BA ranch, 1-owner home. 3-car garage, screened porch, 170 ft. of water frontage in the heart of Lexington. Mary Cherrey 983-6346 $697,500

Spacious corner lot in Fairway. Entrance with wide staircase-tall ceilings, grand sized rooms, open flow white washed stone with the sunny yellow door. Mina Mattone 420-1135 $735,000

315 Eagle Dr.

368 Queensway Dr.

Daniel Adkins Designs estate on golf course lot w/artisan stonework, exotic marble, porcelain tile & spacious rooms. 4BR, 3.5BA, 5380 sq. ft. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $769,000

Exceptional classic fairway home on large corner lot with beautiful grounds, pool, 4BR, 3.5BA, 2-car attached garage and finished basement. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $995,000

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350 E. Short St #402 | $389,000

301 Colony Blvd. | $569,000

407 N. Broadway Rd. | $750,000

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Corner penthouse level condo with best views of downtown! Open floor plan loft features 2 BRs, 2 BAs, high ceilings and large private patio. Additional amenities include window blinds, built-ins in closets and all appliances including washer/dryer. 2 parking spaces available, one inside the garage and one in adjacent surface lot.Walk to work or to downtown restaurants.

Fantastic renovation in the heart of Chevy Chase! Located on a corner lot across from Christ the King. 2 master suites - one on first floor, hardwood floors, a kitchen/family room combination, custom cabinetry and range hood, granite countertops, stainless appliances and gorgeous tile back splash. Finished basement with full bath, wet bar and fireplace! Many more wonderful features!

Near the center of downtown Lexington and surrounded by Transylvania University’s beautiful campus, the Lilly House is a beautifully renovated luxury professional office building. Featuring hardwood floors, spacious rooms, high ceilings and a gorgeous front stairway. Seven private offices, reception area, conference room, lower level storage and on-site parking.

39.53 total acres on two tracts in Fayette County. Parcel A has 10.36 acres and features the 4220 s.f. main house, inground pool and beautiful tree-lined drive to the main house. Parcel B has 29.17 acres with a 13-stall horse barn, tenant house, run in shed and numerous paddocks.The paddocks have waterers and the plank fencing is in good condition. Gorgeous views!!

Fantastic opportunity to purchase B-1 property on popular Jefferson Street in downtown Lexington. Located on the corner of Short Street and Jefferson, this property features two restored buildings with a courtyard and a parking lot that is adjacent to Stella's Deli.Walk one block to Rupp Arena or to the central business district downtown!

11238 Campton Rd. Stanton, KY | $995,000

1601 Sahalee Dr. | $1,199,000

225 Barrow Rd. | $1,295,000

111 Woodland Ave #902 | $1,350,000

2350 Paris Pike | $1,495,000

Privately owned 603 +/-acre parcel in the heart of Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge. Outstanding scenic beauty, it is located 2 miles off the Mountain Parkway on the waters of the Middle Fork of Red River.This beautiful wooded property has 8-10 miles of hiking and ATV trails with some cleared areas, natural arches, and springs.

Beautiful home on 11.5 acres, 15 minutes from downtown Lexington! Gorgeous custom millwork, hardwood floors, large chef ’s kitchen with granite, stainless appliances.Two-story family room, cherry paneled study, and spacious first floor master suite with fireplace. Second level has 4 BR, each with its own bath and large utility room.Walk-out basement and 3-car garage.

A gorgeous circular stairway greets you in this Ashwood neighborhood home. Over 5,000 sq. ft of living space including a first floor master suite, formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, family room, and private yard. Second level has an additional master suite with large master BA and 2 other spacious BRs and BA. unfinished basement and 2 car garage.

The Penthouse East, is offered for the first time since Lexington’s premiere condominium development was built. Stunning 5007 sq. ft. unit like no other. Spacious, private wrap-around terraces & porches give a 180-degree view of southeast Lexington. A gracious 20 ft foyer with 10 ft ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting & hardwoods.Too many incredible features to list all.

Gorgeous family home situated on 13 acres with a 7 stall horse barn, dressage ring and 6 paddocks. Renovated house features 5 BR, 3 full BA, open kitchen, hardwood floors, extensive moldings and spacious rooms. Additional buildings on property include a stone cottage that could be an office or manager’s house, a two room frame building with bath and a 3-car detached garage.

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