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Contributors Jon-Michael Brothers (“Golden Anniversary,” page 29) is a writer from New York City. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in writing, literature, and publishing, he moved to Lexington amid his newfound hatred of big cities. He prefers cats to dogs but will never admit it.  Melissa McCaughan (“Distinct Districts: Jefferson Street,” page 19) is a teacher, writer and event planner blogging at melgmc.wordpress.com. You’re likely to see her out giggling, enjoying cheesecake or dancing in thunderstorms. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, son and pugador. Lester Miller (“Drink of the Month,” page 53) celebrates local food, drink and culture at his establishments Stella’s Kentucky Deli and Al’s Bar. He enjoys simple food, aged whisky and manual labor. He has been known to call an empty glass nearly half full and occupies himself untangling knots.  As their last name implies, Seth and Renée Brewer (“On Our Table,” page 55) are missionaries for handmade drink and food. They met at a winery and now own and operate Enoteca wine bar and tapas restaurant and Wine+Market bottle shop and deli.   Ryan Filchak is the bar manager at downtown Lexington restaurant Table 310 and an art history graduate student at UK. A digital assistant for tadoo.com, he contributes to our monthly “tadoo list” (Arts and Entertainment Calendar, page 57) as well as this month’s Fall Arts Preview (page 7). Maggie Lander, a relatively new Lexington resident, can be found on various Lexington stages playing fiddle and singing. A lover of writing and all things literary, she contributes weekly to tadoo.com and contributed to this issue's Fall Arts Preview (page 7). Sarah Jane Sanders (photography for “On Our Table,” “Distinct Districts: Jefferson Street,” “Top 5 BBQ” and “Drink of the Month”) is a freelance food and editorial photographer based in Lexington. Her work can be seen in various publications such as Bravetart.com, Food & Wine’s blog, and Cake & Whiskey Magazine. A former contestant on the most recent season of “MasterChef,” Dan Wu (“Lessons Learned from ‘MasterChef’,” page 47) is a self-appointed “culinary evangelist,” spreading the gospel of good food. His favorite words are omakase, charcuterie, and yes.

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Welcome to our annual Fall Arts preview, powered by Lexington arts and entertainment calendar tadoo.com! On the following pages, we break down the upcoming 2014-2015 season that, for many arts organizations, kicks off this month and goes well into 2015. From visual art to theatre, live music to festivals, literary events to film, we hope you will agree that there’s no shortage of things tadoo around here. Don’t forget that tadoo.com is updated daily with live music, theatre, art and other entertainment events.

Visual Art This is just a sampling of the gallery exhibitions that will be presented in the Lexington area in the upcoming 20142015 season. For more gallery listings updated throughout the year, please visit the Lexington Galleries and Exhibits page on tadoo.com: www.tadoo.com/ lexington-art-exhibits.

Headley-Whitney Museum 4435 Old Frankfort Pike Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (859) 255-6653 www.headley-whitney.org Collecting Kentucky. Sept. 6-Nov. 9 A showcase of antebellum Kentucky artifacts from some several inspired collections, featuring furniture, silver, art, hand-stitched samplers, longrifles and stoneware. Drawn from the book “Collecting Kentucky” by Genevieve Baird Lacer & Libby Turner. (Opening reception 1-4 p.m., Sept. 14; speaking events at 2 p.m., Sept. 28; 11 a.m., Oct. 4; 2 p.m., Oct. 19; and 2 p.m., Nov. 2.) Improbable Baubles. Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Improbable Baubles is an art program designed to give public and private school children from the region an opportunity to create, perform and respond to art. Students learn the history of Headley-Whitney Museum founder George Headley, his artwork and bibelots, and his significance to Kentucky, and then create their own works of art (faux bibelots), democratically choosing pieces by their own peers to be displayed at the Headley-Whitney Museum. (Opening reception 1-3 p.m., Nov. 22.)

LexArts Gallery Hops Sept. 19, Nov. 21, 2014 Jan. 16, March 20, May 15, July 17, Sept. 18, Nov. 20, 2015 www.galleryhoplex.com Presented by LexArts, this periodic “choose-your-own-adventure” style

event encourages attendees to explore the offerings of local art galleries, many of which stay open after hours and provide light snacks and beverages for patrons. The hops typically run from 5-8 p.m., with may galleries opting to stay open later.

more, most of whom reside in the Lexington area. Consisting of a variety of mediums, the collection expresses how Kentucky’s diverse culture and unique history have influenced each artist’s work.

Morlan Gallery Lexington Art League All events and exhibits are at the Loudoun House (207 Castlewood Dr.) unless otherwise noted. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (859) 254-7024 www.lexingtonartleague.org Victory Without Fanfare. Sept. 5-Oct. 5. In this joint exhibition, painter Lori Larusso and mixed-media artist Melissa Vandenburg explore Americana imagery with works during a three-month residency at the Loudon House. CSA Harvest Party. Oct. 24. Get your share! LAL's Community Supported Art (CSA) program celebrates its Fall Harvest. Modeled after agricultural CSA programs, each CSA crop features nine works of limited edition art by celebrated local artists. Shares are available to purchase in advance via the Lexington Art League’s website.

Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. www.transy.edu/morlan Street Tested: Kentucky Graffiti Artists. Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Curated by Lexington’s Dronex, this exhibition features tags, illustrations and writing by five graffiti artists from Kentucky. This foray into urban art will coincide with PRHBTN’s latest mural installations in Lexington from world-renowned street artists Roa, How and Nosm and more. (Opening reception 5-8 p.m., Sept. 12; LexArts Gallery Hop reception 5-8 p.m., Sept. 19; artist talk with Andrew Hem 5:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Carnegie Center

for Literacy & Learning.) Rural Women: Photographs by Maxine Payne. Oct. 29-Dec. 2. Maxine Payne works with anthropologist Anne Goldberg to create oral and visual documentation of rural women from locations around the world. (Opening reception 58 p.m., Oct. 29; LexArts Gallery Hop reception 5-8 p.m., Nov. 21.) DWELLINGS: Contemplating Home, House, and Neighborhood (featuring Libby Rowe). Jan. 14-Feb. 20, 2015. Texas artist Libby Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in this one-person exhibition that features photography and sculpture. In three major works, Inside/Out, (sub)Division, and Dwell, Rowe cleverly casts a fresh gaze on the façade-like quality of the American home, questions the success of the urban subdivision, and considers the philosophical meaning of “dwellings.” (Opening reception 5-7 p.m., Jan. 14; artist talk with Libby Rowe 12:30 p.m, Jan. 20.)

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Interstruct. Fall 2014. This collaborative event will place responsive new work by artists in non-art spaces throughout the city, with a focus on experimentation and transformation. Black Friday. Dec. 5-6. The Lexington Art League’s annual winter art sale features regional artworks all priced at $50 and under.

Lyric Theatre Gallery & Museum 300 E. 3rd St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 1-5 p.m. Sat. www.lexingtonlyric.com Black Roots: Art Creations. Through Oct. 11. Organized by The Lyric, this exhibition features several noted African American artists, including Gary Bibbs, Bianca Spriggs, Sonja Brooks, Angel Clark and

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Functional Clay: Works that Contain. March 2- 27, 2015 (by appointment only the week of March 9). Curated by Michael Frasca, “Functional” is an exhibition of nationally recognized ceramic artists who earn their livings by creating vessels for everyday use and pleasure. The works contain the “things of life” and are an exploration of form, surface and the space within. The artists use a broad range of techniques for making, glazing and firing. Functional is the first part of a two-part ceramic exhibition. The second, in 2016, will be titled “Conceptual Clay: Works that Confound” and will feature sculptural non-functional clay artworks. (LexArts Gallery Hop reception, 5-8 p.m., March 20.) Senior Thesis. April 6- 17, 2015. Transylvania University Bachelor of Fine Arts students showcase their best work in this culminating exhibition. (Opening reception, 5-8 p.m., April 6; artist talks by the graduating seniors, day and time TBA.) Juried Student Show. May 1-15, 2015. Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this joyful exploration of creativity. (Opening reception 5-7 p.m., May 1; LexArts Gallery Hop 5-8 p.m., May 15.)

M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and by appointment 903 Manchester St. www.msrezny.com Remnants. Sept. 2-30. Amanda J. Cawby, Melissa T. Hall and Page Turner will display works of photography and sculpture that express a shared fascination with traces left behind by others. (Artist reception, 5-8 p.m., Sept. 19.) Connecting Fibers. Oct. 1- 31. Six regional contemporary artists explore color and texture through a variety of techniques and inspiration. Artists include Stacey Chinn, Justine Dennis, Janice A. Durham, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Laverne Zabielski and Jennifer Zurick. (Artist reception, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 5.) Totems, Tales and Toons. Nov. 1-30. The secret life of the pencil will be revealed through cartoons by Chris Brannock and Kathy Rees Johnson’s paintings will be about people, plants and places that populate the storylines of her life. (Artist reception in conjunction with LexArts Gallery Hop, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 21.) Holiday Revels. Dec. 2-31. A group exhibition of artwork by 2014 featured gallery artists, including Rene M. Hales, Melissa T. Hall, Kathy Rees Johnson, Marco Logsdon, Kathleen O’Brien, Mary Rezny,

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Michael Wayne and Laverne Zabielski. (Artist reception 2-4 p.m., Dec. 7.)

UK Art Museum 405 Rose St. Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. (open until 8 p.m. Fri.) (859) 257-5716 finearts.uky.edu/art-museum Madmen and Moonbeams: Fanciful Faces of Kurt Vonnegut. Sept. 6-Dec. 23. Organized by art history graduate student Courtney Anich, this exhibition features silkscreens by the cult author Kurt Vonnegut, printed here in Lexington by Joe Petro III. Through the use of bold lines and careful color choices, Vonnegut’s portraits avail to the viewer another perspective of his creative process.

“Tiny Toes” by Page Turner is part of the Remnants exhibit displaying at the M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery PHOTO FURNISHED

Laura Nakadate: Strangers and Relations. Sept. 6-Dec. 23. In conjunction with the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series, photographer Laura Nakadate will exhibit her portraits of two groups of people. Nakadate contacted her “strangers” through friends and social media, while her “Relations” subjects were discovered through DNA tests that Nakadate took to uncover data about her mother’s family history. (Opening reception 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11. Lecture: 4 p.m., Oct. 10, Worsham Theatre) Take My Word for It. Sept. 6-Dec. 23. This group exhibition examines how artists directly engage the viewer through language. Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holtzer and others address topics from poetics and politics in this manner through an equally wide range of mediums.

Theater & Performance Balagula Theatre All performances take place at Balagula’s new home, the Lexington Public Library’s Farish Theater (140 E. Main St.), unless otherwise noted. www.balagula.com “Drinking In America” Sept. 17-19, 2125. Shows at 7 p.m. This blisteringly funny series of monologues and portriats looks at what turns people on — alcohol, drugs, sex, power — and savagely dissects their willing intoxication. “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” Oct. 15-17, 22-25, 28-31. Shows at 7 p.m. except Oct. 25 (show at 2 p.m.). Liberally stealing from wellknown film classics like “Wuthering Heights,” “The Mummy’s Curse” and Hitchcock’s “Rebecca,” with dialogue lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is a tour de force for Ryan Case and Shayne Brakefield, who play all eight characters while racing through 35 quick changes and 80 exits and entrances in a two-hour marathon. “Venus in Fur” Nov. 28-30, Dec. 4-7. Shows at 7 p.m. except Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 (shows at 2 p.m.) Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, “Venus in Fur” keeps the audience on the edge of their seat. “Friends” Jan. 21-24, 28-31. Shows at 7 p.m. An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters the apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with him. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of “brotherly love.” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” Feb. 20-23, 27, March 2. Showtimes TBA. (Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St.) The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger that haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad, attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. “Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship” March 13 (7 p.m.) and March 14 (2 p.m.). The play explores the complex relationship between literary giant


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George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s.

tadoo.com and EKU Center for the Arts present David Sedaris on April 14, 2015 PHOTO FURNISHED

“Harold and Maude” May 15-18, 22-25. Showtimes TBA. (Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St.) A suicidal 19-year-old boy finally learns how to truly live when he meets a delightfully wacky octogenarian.

Broadway LIVE Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtonoperahouse.com. Unless otherwise noted, show times are 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6 p.m. Sundays. “Elf” Nov. 14-16. The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, based on the beloved 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. “Guys and Dolls” Jan. 23-25, 2015. Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls and set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, featuring a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 6-8, 2015. A magical evening of madcap fun. Hailed by The New York Times as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this Tony-winning comedy — a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan — takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. “The Great Gatsby” March 13-15, 2015. The sweep, poetry and grandeur of America’s most celebrated novel comes to life in the Montana Repertory Theatre’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, adapted by Simon Levy. “Sister Act” April 24-26, 2015. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent.

2015 season. Visit their website or www.tadoo.com for a full listing of events. Show times at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Sept. 4

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David Sedaris April 14, 2015 Roseanne Cash April 25, 2015

Gaelic Storm Sept. 17 Crystal Gayle and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Sept. 19 An Evening with Garrison Keillor Sept. 25 Ben Sollee Oct. 16 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas Dec. 12 Gregory Porter Feb. 7, 2015 Alton Brown Live: Edible Inevitable Tour Feb. 11, 2015 “The Price is Right: Live!” Feb. 18, 2015

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Experience” March 26, 2015

Kodo — One Earth Tour: Mystery Feb. 28, 2015 Kronos Quartet: WWI Chronicles March 19, 2015 “Rave On! The Buddy Holly

Lexington Philharmonic Various locations. www.lexphil.org. (859) 233-4226. Bolero & Barnatan. Sept. 20. Singletary Center for the Arts. Pianist Inon Barnatan, recently appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, joins LexPhil for Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 1. Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” completes the evening with Cuban rhythms, followed by French composer Ravel’s “Alborada del gracioso” and “Bolero.”

by a combined mass choir of regional collegiate choral groups from EKU, Berea College, Transylvania University, UK, with a SCAPA children’s’ choir and soloists at the Singletary Center for the Arts for a grand presentation of Orff’s “Carmina Burana” paired with Scriabin’s symphonic poem, “The Poem of Ecstasy.” Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger. Feb. 13, 2015. Singletary Center for the Arts. Guest conductor Kayoko Dan kicks off the second half of the 2014-2015 season with music for cello composed by contemporary Chinese composer, Tan Dun, inspired by his Oscar-winning film score “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The piece features LexPhil principal cellist Benjamin Karp, and is presented alongside Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Tchaikovsky’s classic “Symphony No. 2.”

Heroes: Eroica & Icarus. Oct. 17-18. Lexington Opera House. Music by minimalist composer Phillip Glass makes its first appearance on a LexPhil program with the narrated film “Icarus: At the Edge of Time,” a multimedia experience in film and orchestral score, featuring narration by Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker at the Lexington Opera House.

Ainadamar — Fountain of Tears. April 17-18, 2015. Lexington Opera House. Osvaldo Golijov's contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, “Ainadamar — Fountain of Tears” is presented at the Lexington Opera House in a first-time collaboration with Kentucky Opera. Focusing on the lasting impact of the poet Lorca on generations of artists around the world, Golijov's score highlights tango, Flamenco, and Klezmer styles in a multi-media program of orchestral music, opera, dance and visual imagery.

Carmina Burana. Nov. 14. Singletary Center for the Arts. LexPhil will be joined

Symphonie Fantastique. May 15, 2015. Singletary Center for the Arts. The sea-

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son closes with a celebration of great Romantic works: an excerpt from the colorful “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” by contemporary American composer Michael Gandolfi; Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto, op. 47” (featuring violinist Alexandre da Costa); and the season closer, Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.” Special LexPhil Concerts: Messiah. Dec. 6, 2015. Cathedral of Christ the King. The annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will feature The Lexington Chamber Chorale and the following soloists: Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; Ryan Belongie, countertenor; Aaron Blake, tenor; David Williams, baritone. New Year’s Eve Celebration. Dec. 31, 2015. Lexington Opera House. New to the season this year is a cabaret-themed New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring German singer and actress Ute Lempur.

Handel’s “Messiah” 8 p.m., Dec. 12. Singletary Center for the Arts. Featuring a rare Lexington appearance by tenor Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the U.S. in recent years.” “A Time of Peace” 8 p.m., April 10, 2015. Centenary United Methodist Church. The Lexington Singers, along with The Lexington Singers Children's Choir will present the world premiere of a work commissioned by Rollo Dilworth to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War. Classic Rock Pops. 7 p.m. May 30, 2015. The Lexington Center. The Lexington Singers, along with The Lexington Singers Children's Choir, will lay down the beat with The Torques, one of Lexington's most successful and popular rock bands.

Smash Mouth Sept. 27

Kentucky Ballet

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Lara St. John & Marie-Pierre Langlamet Oct. 11 ZZ Top Oct 24, 8:30 p.m. Russian State Symphony Orchestra Nov. 7 Wynonna & The Big Noise Dec. 6 Paul Taylor Dance Company Jan 27, 7:30 p.m. Cyrille Aimee Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Japanese Winter Plum Festival Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.

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Performances held at various locations. www.lexsing.org

600 West Walnut St., Danville, Ky. www.nortoncenter.com. All shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

“All That Jazz” 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Haggin Auditorium. The Lexington Singers and trumpeter Vince DiMartino will play the music of Jay Flippin. UK Holiday Collage Concert. Dec. 6-7. Singletary Center for The Arts . Rejoice in the holiday spirit at the 17th annual “Collage” concerts presented by University of Kentucky Choirs.

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The President’s Own U.S. Marine Band Sept. 4 Recycled Percussion Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

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All performances are at the Lexington Opera House, 301 W. Short St. (859) 252-5245 www.kyballet.com “La Sylphide” Oct. 24-25 “The Night Before Christmas” Dec. 27-28 “Beauty and The Beast” March 28 -29 “Cinderella” May 30-31

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Tomaseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas” 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21. “A Celtic Christmas” re-creates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland. Joshua Bell. 7:30 p.m., April 3. Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Bell is one of the world's most celebrated violinists.

Studio Players Carriage House Theatre 154 W. Bell Ct., Lexington Curtains at 8 p.m. opening night, Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays (859) 257-4929 scfatickets.com studioplayers.org “Leading Ladies” Sept. 18-21, 26-28; Oct. 3-5. Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, hatch a get-rich-quick plot that casts them in the most challenging roles they’ve ever taken on: Maxine and Stephanie. Written by Ken Ludwig; directed by Marty Wayman. “And Then There Were None” Nov. 1316, 21-23, 28-30 First there were 10, and then there were none. If no one survived, who is the guilty one? Directed by Gary McCormick, the book on which this play is based is widely considered to be Agatha Christie’s masterpiece. Adapted by Christie for stage in 1943. “Agnes of God” Jan. 15-18, 23-25, 30; Feb.1, 2015. Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play by John Pielmeier and directed by Paul Thomas contains mature themes.) “What Would Jesus Pack?” March 1215, 20-22, 27-29, 2015. When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. senator gets caught in the comic crossfire in this play by Ross Carter. Directed by Eric Seale. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” May 7-10, 15-17, 22-24, 2015. Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Jenny Christian; this play contains mature themes.)

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“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Oct. 4-12, Lexington Opera House. UK Opera Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s maniacal masterpiece “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” directed by one of the country’s most in-demand young directors, Richard Gammon. “The Tales of Hoffmann” March 5-8, Lexington Opera House. A first in UK Opera Theatre history, Jacques Offenbach’s French fantasy “The Tales of Hoffmann” will be presented. “It’s a Grand Night For Singing” June 12-21, Singletary Center for the Arts. The 23rd annual production of the Broadway, cinema and Billboard hits revue takes the stage for six performances.

UK Theatre Department Guignol Theatre, 114 Fine Arts Building (located on Rose Street). For tickets and showtimes, visit finearts.uky.edu or call (859) 257-4929. “Dancing at Lughnasa” Oct. 2-12. Set in the fictional rural village of Ballybeg, Ireland, the young narrator recounts the summer of 1936 with his brave and loving mother and her four sisters. “Much Ado About Nothing” Nov. 20-23. A joyful story of romance with two very dissimilar pairs of lovers at the forefront. “39 Steps” Feb. 19-March 1, 2015. A comedic take on Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic thriller, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. Four actors play more than 100 characters in this clever whodunit that revels in its absurdity. “Cabaret” April 16-26, 2015. Set in 1930s Berlin as the Third Reich gains momentum, the young Sally Bowles and the provocative emcee welcome guests to the infamous Kit-Kat Klub, where decadence and debauchery delight.

Literature & Film Kentucky Great Writers Series. Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. 251 West Second St. www.carnegiecenterlex.org. Kentucky Great Writers Series celebrates the works of new and veteran Kentucky writers alike. Taking place at the Carnegie Center, the events begin with an open mic at 7 p.m. (come early to sign up) and featured readings beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Featuring Lisa Williams (reading from “Gazelle in the House”), Courtney Stevens (reading from “Faking Normal”), and Don Lichtenfelt (reading from “Goodbye Lake Huron”).

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Feb. 10, 2015. Featuring writers Marijean Wall (reading from “Madame Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel”), Julie Kibler (reading from “Calling Me Home”), and Fred Minnick (reading from “Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey”). April 14, 2015. Featuring Joe Survant (reading from “The Land We Dreamed”), Holler Poets Founder Eric Scott Sutherland (reading from “Pendulum”), and Al Smith Fellow Erin Keane (reading from “Demolition of the Promised Land”). June 2, 2015. Featuring Jacinda Townsend (reading from “Saint Monkey”), Arna Bontemps Hemenway (reading from “Elegy for Kinderklavier”), ands Molly Harper (reading from “Better Homes and Hauntings”). Carnegie Classics: “Catcher in the Rye” 7 p.m., Nov. 7. Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. 251 West Second St. www.carnegiecenterlex.org. The Carnegie Classics series uses literature as a jumping off point to tickle all the senses, with elaborate events that employ fashion, visual art, music and performance to evoke a classic work of literature. For this year’s third annual event, the literary center’s historic building will transform into a tribute to J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel “Catcher in the Rye.” With an open bar, New York-style street food, live music by Jessie Laine Powell and her jazz trio and visual and performance art designed to elicit Holden Caulfield’s New York City in the 1940s, the Carnegie Center will become a wonderland for literati and lovers of a great party alike. Late ‘40s period attire encouraged but not required.

Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Sept. 12-13. Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning and other venues. www.womenwriters.as.uky.edu. What started in 1979 as a celebration of women writers at the University of Kentucky has become the longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, featuring workshops, keynote speakers, poetry slams, literary readings and other events. This year’s event features guests Ellen Hagan, Kim Edwards, Joy Castro, Sarah Combs, Jill McCorkle, Tracy K. Smith and more. Special community events include the Wild Women of Poetry Slam (6:30 p.m. Saturday at Transylvania University’s Carrick Theatre); a 90-second Open mic (5:30 p.m. Saturday at Natasha’s Bistro); and more. Lex Latino Film Fest. Sept. 18-20. www.kentuckytheatre.com. In conjunction with the annual Festival de Latino and inspired by the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, the inaugural Latino Film Fest features screenings of Latinoproduced four films over three days at the historic Kentucky Theatre. Films include “Rudo & Cursi,” a a comedy about two Mexican boys who find fame as soccer stars (Sept. 18); “Who is Dayani Cristal?,” a docu-drama about a young Central American immigrant who disappears in the Arizona desert (Sept. 19); “Sombras de Azul,” a romance about a young Mexican woman who traverses Havana, Cuba in the wake of her brother’s suicide (Sept. 17 and 20); and the centerpiece film “Avenues,” a drama about an east L.A. man trying to reintegrate into his gang-centered neighborhood after a stint in prison (showing all three days, with an appearance and Q&A with director Aaref Rodriguez and star Hector Atreyu Ruiz on Friday, Sept. 19).

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From a bustling downtown suburb of the 1800s to a no man’s land in the 1970s, Jefferson Street has evolved into a diverse neighborhood with a thriving restaurant row On the north end of Jefferson Street, County Club, an upscalecasual restaurant specializing in smoked meats, is nestled against Coolavin Park, which serves as a home base to Lexington's active bike polo community; weather permitting, the park also hosts community yoga on Wednesday evenings (West Sixth Yoga).

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“It’s a very artistic area — a lot of artists, dancers, professors live here,” said Johnston, who is still rehabbing houses there and finding that with the increased activity, more people are wanting to live downtown. The nearby Providence Middle School, a parent-owned Montessori school that recently opened in the former historic Florence Crittenton home property on Fourth Street, is also drawing families to the area. Restaurants and houses are not the only businesses to see change. Historic design-build company Annis & Dreyer Construction saw the potential in the neighborhood in 2005, when they purchased a building on the street for their office and studio. After relocating for a number of years while settling an unforeseen new internal structure of the business, partner Scott Dreyer is excited to move back to Jefferson Street this month. “It’s such an eclectic neighborhood — almost like Lexington’s Bardstown Road,” he said, referring to the popular street in Louisville. “There’s no other street like it in Lexington.” In the center of it all, The Green Lantern has remained the second oldest continually operating bar in Lexington. Starting as The Metropolitan Club in 1924, it later became The

Hideaway Lounge before being named The Green Lantern in 2007, an homage to a dive bar once located on Transylvania University’s campus. Robert Garrison and Michelle Zheng took over a year ago. While many people expected them to gut it (a previous bartender once stood on a street sign inside the bar to keep himself from falling through the floor into the basement), they wanted to embrace its history as a dive bar with an eclectic feel. The Green Lantern has long been known as a music venue that supports a range of artists patrons might not see elsewhere. Garrison and Zheng fixed the air conditioning, improved the sound and lighting system and added decorative touches that have revitalized the business; in mid-September, they plan to open Tiki Java, a retro Tiki room serving coffee, hand-squeezed juices, traditional tiki cocktails and pastries, operating from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside The Green Lantern. Garrison described it as a cozy, coffee hideaway for the over-21 crowd. Business owners in the area have developed camaraderie. “We all eat and drink at each other’s establishments. Servers down the street end their nights at The Green Lantern,” said Garrison. Seth and Renee Brewer, who opened the Jefferson Street wine bar and tapas restaurant Enoteca last year, have been integral in helping unite the area’s businesses together with the recently-formed Jefferson Street Business Corporation, and also in heading the inaugural Jefferson Street Soiree, a “block party” style event which takes place on the street on Sept. 10 in conjunction with Keeneland’s fall horse sales.

Last year, Enoteca wine bar and tapas restaurant rehabbed the historic Jefferson Street building that once housed Wingspan Gallery. The establishment recently opened an upstairs patio that employees refer to as Sky Box.

While the design of Enoteca could be considered “high fashion,” the Brewers have structured the “small plates” menu for the restaurant (which is complementary to their aptly-titled sister business Wine + Market, situated across the street on the corner of Jefferson and Second Streets) to be inviting to a variety of budgets. “Most of our menu is $6-$8,” Seth Brewer said. “If things cost too much, people don’t want to explore.” Brewer said he always believed in Jefferson Street because of its proximity to downtown and the character of all the old houses on the street. “I think it’s important to make the town where you want to live a place you want to be,” Brewer said. cc

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The Jefferson Street Soirée Wed., Sept. 10 • 5-10 p.m. www.jeffersonstreetsoiree.com Keeneland, VisitLEX and several Jefferson Street in downtown Lexington, Ky., have collaborated to present the inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée. The street will shut down to vehicular traffic between Short and Second streets for the event, which is modeled in part after the Chevy Chase Block Party and other similar events. The soirée features a stage with live music from Tee Dee Young and Aly’An, and the restaurants and bars along the corridor will offer food and beverage samplings at outdoor tables to encourage patrons to explore various culinary and cultural offerings along the corridor; open containers will also be allowed. Restaurants and bars serving food and drinks include Wagon Bones Grill, Stella’s, Nick Ryan’s, Grey Goose, Blue Heron, Wine + Market, Enoteca, Chase Tap Room, The Green Lantern, County Club, West Sixth, Smithtown Seafood, Blue Stallion Brewery and more. Parking will be available at the Cox Street Lot behind Rupp Arena; shuttle service provided by LexTran’s COLT Trolley will also be available.

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Left: Casual neighborhood bar The Chase Tap Room relocated to Jefferson Street from downtown's Victorian Square in 2013. Below: A Jefferson Street mainstay, beloved dive bar and music venue The Green Lantern is under new management, which plans to open a Tiki-themed coffee bar inside the venue this month.

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Bob Sessum, the vice chairman of the board and president of the Ashland Neighborhood Association, stresses that though tours of the rooms will be provided, the event is not being used as an advertisement for the condos, but rather as a celebration of the building’s rich history.

anover Towers, on the corner of East Main Street and South Hanover Avenue, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a ceremony this month, during which time the Blue Grass Trust will officially designate it as a historic location. The ceremony will feature speeches from local dignitaries, a public tour of several condos with varying floor plans and a plaque presentation by the Blue Grass Trust. Speakers at the event will include Mayor Jim Gray and city district councilmember Bill Farmer Jr. “Fifty years ago Hanover Towers reshaped Lexington's skyline,” Farmer said. “As we celebrate the veneration and revitalization of this residence, we now truly value how special a place it is to call home.” Located in historic Ashland Park, Hanover Towers was constructed in 1964, making it the first high-rise apartment building in Lexington. It is the oft-referred to home of Harriett Rose, the longtime “Observations” columnist for this magazine. Hanover Park, just east of the towers, was designed by the Olmstead brothers, who also designed Central Park in New York City. “It’s a very unique setting, and a very unique part of Lexington,” said Carolyn Siegel, a member of the Hanover Towers Condominium Association board who is helping organize the anniversary event. “It has the same feel that you would expect from a

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“We’re interested in reviewing some of the history and letting people see it, and also to promote the fact that it has gone through 50 years, is well established, well recognized, and that we are a condominium of all ages and welcome all people to go there,” said Sessum. “Many of the residents here are also very active in the Ashland Park Neighborhood Association,” said Siegel. “It’s not just that this is a building standing by itself; we are an integral part of the neighborhood.” A key feature of the event will be the presence of a “remembrance book” – – a collection of photographs, newspaper clippings and memories of Hanover Towers throughout the past 50 years. Marie Tychonievich, who has lived in Hanover Towers for three years, is putting this book together. “[Tychonievich] has really uncovered fascinating little tidbits, which I think add to the historical significance of this building,” said Siegel. “It really has seen some very interesting tenants over the years and very interesting activities.” Some of those fascinating tidbits include the fact that milk used to be delivered on every floor to the “milk room,” where tenants would then


Hanover Towers, a notable Chevy Chase condominium complex, will celebrates its 50th anniversary with a party and ceremony on Sept. 21, during which time the Blue Grass Trust will officially recognize the building as a historic location

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pick up their delivery. Today, those rooms are used for recycling. In addition, Tychonievich revealed that when the very first people moved into the building in 1964, there were no front doors.   Tychonievich offers testimony to the enjoyable lifestyle Hanover Towers continually provides, which is only made richer by its growing historical significance. “I didn’t realize life could be so easy,” she said. “It’s quiet, but there’s lots of friendly people that you can go and see.” If anyone has pictures or information regarding Hanover Towers that can be added to the remembrance book, please contact Tychonievich at mtyroom@gmail.com or (859) 559-2567. cc

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Imbibe and relax Taste the growing variety of top-quality local brews at the craft beer tent, or enjoy a mixed drink at the ticketed VIP cocktail lounge presented by The House Store & Andover Management, with all the amenities of a posh living room and private cocktail bar. Craft cocktails will be created by award-winning mixologist Brandon Judd and members of the Bourbon Social.

New this year Crave-goers can support their favorite food vendors by casting a vote in the “Beyond Grits: Best of Crave” awards. Votes will be cast on site at the Wild Thyme Crave Corner Market. Another first for the festival, this market will feature Kentucky-made products to take home, from food items to art to jewelry.

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All food vendors will be selling tasty treats at $1, $3 and $5 price points to encourage multiple tastings. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available; check the Crave program for more details on the weekend of the festival.

Featuring soul to Afro-Beat, jazz to bluegrass, indie to Americana, Crave’s music stage celebrates homegrown artists from around the state and region! Performances are free and take place on the stage in MoonDance Amphitheatre, in the heart of the festival grounds. Visit cravelexington.com/crave-live-music for artist bios and music samples.

• Alfalfa • Arirang Korean Garden • Athenian Grill • Bella Notte • Bluegrass Baking Company • Blue Door Smokehouse • Brasabana • BRU Burger • Buckin’ B’s New Mexican • Chatham’s Southern Comfort Food • Cole’s 735 Main • Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream • A Cup of Common Wealth • Dad’s Favorites Deli • Enoteca

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• Gastro Gnomes Food Truck • Holly Hill Inn • Honnah-Lee Bubble Tea • Jasmine Rice Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant • The Jax • Jefferson Davis Inn • L. Wilson’s Family Catering • The Lexington Diner • Lexington Pasta Company • Lyle’s Barbecue • Mad Scoops • Martine’s Pastries • middle fork kitchen bar • Midway School Bakery • Natasha’s Bistro & Bar

• Nick Ryan’s • Noodles & Co. • Pi Pizza • Pita Social • Red State BBQ • The Rolling Oven • Root-A-Bakers • Sabio • Sav’s West African Grill • Seki Japanese Restaurant • Spotz Gelato • Thai & Mighty Noodle Bowls • Tom + Chee • Wild Thyme • Willie’s Locally Known • Zainna Mediterranean

Barnhill & Crave Secret Booth. In addition to the listed vendors, a fun addition to this year’s festival will be the Crave Secret Booth presented by Barnhill Chimney, Fireplace & Grill. The location of the booth will stay the same, but the food and the chefs will change throughout the weekend. From some of the best Lexington chefs, the most delicious and different food will send guests back for more. The chef lineup includes Jonathan Sanning, Smithtown Seafood; Shannon Wampler-Collins, Azur Restaurant & Cafe; James South, Solidago Restaurant; Chefs Kate and Bryan of Simply Nutritious by Kate.

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CRAVE DRINKS Crave will feature a variety of delectable and locally sourced drinks and libations, including beer from West Sixth Brewing; wines from Santé Cellars; The House Store Cocktail Lounge (a specially ticketed VIP cocktail area); organic tea from IntegriTEA; Kentucky’s signature soft drink Ale81; Highbridge Spring Water; a craft beer garden and more.

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CRAVE ART Find your way around Crave with art from PRHBTN, Lexington’s annual “street art” celebration! Crave will feature commissioned art by PRHBTN artists Eric Stephens, Housefire Collective, Geoff Murphy, BroCoLoco, Stencil Killer, Josh Penrose and more. Artists will be making art pieces throughout the festival, including some audience-interactive opportunities. Additionally, kids will be invited to create their own art with PRHBTN artists at the “Locally Crafted” wall. Watch for more details at www.cravelexington.com and in the Crave Lexington program.

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Learn some new tricks from the best of the best. All cooking demos are free and open to the public and take place inside MoonDance Amphitheatre on the Crave Festival grounds.

The following intimate Crave events have limited seats available and require advance tickets. Visit www.cravelexington.com for pricing, tickets and more information.

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12:15-1 p.m. — Chef Allison Davis of Wild Thyme “Which came first?”: A study of local eggs Quail, duck and chicken in a variety of interpretations, from teasmoked to devilled.

Candlelight Casual. 7-9 p.m. at the Crave Lexington Festival grounds. A meal prepared by five chefs led by John Foster of Sullivan University, including Wyatt Sarbacker, Allison Davis, Lana Root, Kate Horning & Ryan Laudenschlager. $75 per plate (includes bourbon tasting by Lexington Bourbon Society). Only 75 seats available.

1:15-2 p.m. — Chef Ryan Laudenschlager, The Lexington School “We don’t always see eye to eye” The potato shows us the way with sides both familiar and fantasy. 2:15-3p.m. — Chef Kate Horning, Simply Nutritious by Kate “It came from the garden” Strange and wonderful vegetables that come alive in salads, sides and soups. 3:15-4 p.m. — Chef Wyatt Sarbacker, Bour-bon Restaurant “The Birds…” Birds such as quail can be a delightful addition to any menu but can be daunting to work with. No more. 4:15-4:45 p.m. — Lana Root, Root-a-Baker’s Bakery & Cafe “The Perfect Pie” The mystery of the perfect meringue, crust and filling revealed.

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Sunday, Sept. 14 Jonathan’s at Crave: Sunday Brunch. 11 a.m-1 p.m. at the Crave Lexington Festival grounds Jonathan Lundy doesn’t need Gratz Park to make culinary magic. He brings all of his best Bluegrass cuisine to the table at Crave this year for a three-course Sunday brunch. $50 per plate (includes craft bourbon cocktail by Lexington Bourbon Society). Only 50 tickets available. We are all animals at Azur: Crave Closing Party. 8-10 p.m., Azur Restaurant & Patio. A live tribute to Pink Floyd’s seminal album “Animals,” featuring local musicians, accompanied by a menu by chef Jeremy Ashby created specially to match the album. $100 per plate with cash bar. Only 60 tickets available.


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FIND OUT WHY THIS KENTUCKY MOM IS “THE BOURBON BABE” When people think of blogs written by moms, they usually don’t think those blogs will focus on bourbon – but that’s what makes Carla Carlton, otherwise known as the “Bourbon Babe,” so unique. Read more to get a taste of Carla’s expertise.

HOW ONE LENS IS REDEFINING THE ART OF HORSE RACING IN KENTUCKY Marshall Blevins, the photographer behind the Morning Line blog, is redefining the art of horse racing one photo at a time. We were able to chat with Marshall and explore her passion for horses, photography, and blogging.

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No matter how you spell barbecue (barbeque, BBQ, or Bar-B-Que), the result is an American classic, with as many styles as there are regions of the country. We chose five local joints that will help you close out the summer with a smile and sticky fingers. Our list runs from your typical BBQ dive to a converted hotel diner to a music venue, all worth hauling your taste buds to. For this list, we included only brick-and-mortar eateries … BBQ food trucks such as Lyle’s BBQ and J. Render's BBQ are excellent and worth seeking out, but we'll leave the food trucks for another Top Five list. So without delay and in no particular order …

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Blue Door Smokehouse The newest place on our list is in the newly hot Walton/National Avenue district. Although located in the former Mary Lou's BBQ spot, you'll find this is wholly different “Q.” Chef/owners John and Jeff have created a first-rate Austin-style spot serving excellent smoked meats and great sides. Of particular note are the ribs; they are hard to beat. In addition, they make a mean brisket and smoked sausage. The sides are fairly typical for a BBQ place, but pay special attention to the collard greens and potato salad. This group is friendly and accommodating. The smoke level is ideal and not overpowering. Pro tips: • Come early, as they can sell out. • Keep an eye out for occasional specials like tacos and rib tips.

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Willie’s Locally Known Like a little music with your barbecue? Us, too. At Willie’s you'll not only get some great BBQ, but you’ll also see some top-notch local and national music acts. A nice patio and a solid beer selection round out a good time and great meal. What makes the food at Willie’s special? We think it has to be the sides. In addition to the ribs, pulled pork and brisket sandwiches and the chicken and waffles, are an excellent assortment of Southernto-the-bone side dishes and appetizers. Truffle fries, mac and cheese, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes and BBQ cheese fries make this place special. Pro tips: • If they haven't run out of burnt ends ... get them. • This is a dive bar. If you go at night, there will be loud music. • The blackberry habañero wings are amazing.

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Billy’s Bar-B-Q When you drive through Chevy Chase, you can smell it smoking. This neighborhood standby continues to gratify Lexingtonians after 36 years. This place takes its western Kentucky roots seriously. Billy’s smokes up the relatively rare BBQ mutton and serves Kentucky burgoo along with the typical BBQ meats.   Owner Bob Stubblefield and crew also cook up some excellent accompaniments. Their buffalo “wangs” are served with a smoky BBQ hot sauce that is fantastic. Sides like “Dill”ckles (fried pickles), new potatoes, cheese grits and onion rings set this place apart from your runof-the-mill BBQ joint. Pro tips: • Get there early; they tend to fill up quickly. • Awesome catering. Feed a bunch of people great food on the cheap.

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Red State BBQ Red State BBQ’s is located where you’d think small-town Southern BBQ should be. Out Georgetown Road it resides, in the restaurant space of the Sunset Motel. (Think ’40sstyle motor lodge.) Owner David Carroll and crew keep it simple and good. Brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs and chicken wings ... That’s it. But that's all they need. The food is executed at a high level. They are one of the few local places that give you a variety of sauce styles. They serve Memphis Sweet, Texas Spicy, South Carolina Mustard and North Carolina Spicy Vinegar. All are recommended.  All of the sides are made daily, and their meats are sourced from Critchfield. Finish your meal with a peach bread pudding or some local bourbon ice cream, and you are set for a happy (short) drive home. Pro tips: • Located just outside the interstate on US-25, just past the Horse Park. • The name came from an off-handed remark: "You ever notice how all the good barbecue comes from the red states?"

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What â&#x20AC;&#x153;MasterChefâ&#x20AC;? Taught Me Five Lessons I Learned from Reality TV

This is the final segment of Lexingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x153;culinary evangelistâ&#x20AC;? Dan Wuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-part series, in which he has invited readers into his kitchen to share his palate-broadening tips and insights. In this last installment, Wu imparts five lessons he learned from his much-heralded appearance on Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reality cooking competition show â&#x20AC;&#x153;MasterChef,â&#x20AC;? which he credits with giving him a name, a voice, and a calling in the Bluegrass â&#x20AC;&#x153;foodieâ&#x20AC;? community. BY DAN WU

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of hopefuls to appear on the show, and it culminated as I landed in Los Angeles this past January to begin taping. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until I stepped foot in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;MasterChefâ&#x20AC;? kitchen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a giant studio with its bright lights and a phalanx of cameras â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and stood face to face with culinary icon Gordon Ramsay that it hit me: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on a frigginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reality TV show! And what a show it was â&#x20AC;&#x201D; full of characters and drama and story arcs. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take me long to realize I was just a tiny piece of a larger puzzle, one that came together piece by piece, like improv. Or controlled chaos. I knew I was not one of the bigger personalities on the show (nor could I pretend to be someone I was not). I knew I could cook,

    



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had passion and could throw down the occasional killer sound bite. Other than that, all I could do was throw my hands up and enjoy the ride. I hate baking (or baking hates me). The notion that cooking is an art while baking is a science never rang truer than during the competition. I felt like every other challenge was some pastry or dessert. For a cook like me who already has trouble following recipes, the exactitudes and unforgiving nature of baking was a nightmare. Tossed in front of a KitchenAid stand mixer with a bag of flour, all of my bravado faded. Dessert Mystery Box? I landed squarely in the middle of the pack. Doughnuts? Ditto. Blueberry pie? Safely on the catwalk. Red velvet cake? The harbinger of my demise. My confidence waning, I overcooked the cake (my first time ever attempting a red velvet cake) and didn’t properly level it, presenting an uneven, un-velvety cake that judge Joe Bastianich likened to “boiled wool.” Ouch. And like that, my MasterChef journey ended. I laid my apron back on the cutting board and boarded the next flight back to Kentucky. How to be famous. Back in Lexington while my fellow home cooks continued to film in L.A., I found myself in a strange sort of purgatory. The show didn’t air for several more months, and of course, I couldn’t tell anyone how far I made it. It took me a full week to adjust back to civilian life and then I hit the ground running. I start connecting with as many local foodies as I could, from chefs to bloggers to restaurateurs. I started laying the groundwork for the career that lies ahead. And as “MasterChef” hit the airwaves, I was ready (as I’d ever be) for the waves of attention that came crashing my way. Being recognized on the

streets took some getting used to: Strangers wanted to shake my hand, take selfies with me, and ask me “was Ramsay really that mean?” I had to maintain my “look,” with the long hair and the signature Fu Manchu moustache and beard; I had to make sure I didn’t look like a slob in public. Fame was and continues to be surreal. Lexington kicks ass. I soon realized I was in THE perfect place to start a food career. Lexington in the past few years has grown in leaps and bounds as a foodie town. Everywhere you look, breweries, gastropubs and food trucks are springing up like morel mushrooms after a late spring rain. But it was the connectedness of this city that made my dreams seen attainable. Friends and strangers alike came out in droves, not only to cheer me on the show but also to support all my various culinary endeavors. Guerrilla pop-ups, dinner parties, classes, volunteer work; I was soon up to my elbows in the work that I love. My “MasterChef” cohorts in places like New York and Chicago could only look on with envy as I began my career in earnest.

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or more years than I like to count — at least as long as I’ve haven’t had a companion to join me for my favorite meal of the day — I’ve had breakfast with coffee, the newspaper and the TV news. I’ve always been an early riser, as both my husbands were, and I always awaken hungry. While those habits are still with me, the news is no longer a pleasant thing to wake up to. With wars and threats of war and worldwide destruction filling the news, and the local crime scene filling the paper, the comics, my horoscope and the obituaries constitute almost the only morning reading I can stand. I always wondered at the proclivity of men to seek the sports scores as the part of the paper they asked for first. Then I got to be a basketball fan. There is usually a long drought between March and November, during which most sports fans look at football. I’m not one of those — in the first place, I think it is a brutal sport, and in the second place, I never can find the ball. I’m always looking at the player with his arms wrapped around his belly. The other day, however, I filled part of a rainy evening watching the Wildcat players, old and new, in the Bahamas. I expected them to lose against seasoned pro players, but I thought I would learn the new faces and enjoy seeing the old ones who elected to stay at Kentucky for at least one more year. I did learn a couple of new faces — I’m a slow learner — but the familiar ones played so well that they must have expected to be replaced by the new crop if they didn’t. Of course, we were repeatedly warned that the teams they were to play the rest of the week were better and would present more of a challenge, but we Kentucky fans are licking our chops in anticipation of another NCAA champion banner to hang in the gym. We anticipated that last year, too — it almost happened, but not quite.

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Also, at breakfast, after a glance at the “meaty” pages of the paper, I turned to the sports section to read about them Cats. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Maybe you can, if the alternatives are so disheartening. We’ll know if I start watching them other cats (the football team) and golf, which presently I find slow and boring. Maybe I’m ready to join those other escapees from the depressing “real world” to the sports world (like the Roman games). Reading the sports page, I learned that the Cats baseball team is really superior. I learned about baseball the year the Indians won the pennant and I liked it. Maybe I can run away from wars and the rumors of wars and politics, about which I can do nothing, to more interesting diversions! cc

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Chevy Chaser’s Drink of the Month

The J Street Rose

RECIPE BY LES MILLER OF STELLA’S KENTUCKY DELI

Developed for the dinner menu of Stella’s Kentucky Deli, the J Street Rose is a champagne cocktail loosely modeled after the French 75 but with some contemporary twists. I wanted to use it as a vehicle to showcase our Rose Geranium syrup, which we have been using for years in our housemade sodas. Therapeutically, the essential oils of the rose geranium plant are used to relieve stress, to soothe nerves and as a natural antidepressant; thus, the aroma adds an uplifting quality to the cocktail. The J Street Rose also requires Hendrick's Gin, which is infused with cucumber and rose petals. Both of these are central to the flavor profile of the cocktail, and no other gin can adequately substitute.

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• 1 oz. Hendrick's Gin • 3/4 oz. Rose Geranium syrup (recipe below) • 1/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice • 4 oz. dry champagne or cava • Cucumber slice Pour gin, rose geranium syrup and lemon juice into a shaker over ice. Shake, and strain into a white-wine glass. Top with champagne or cava and garnish with the cucumber slice.

Rose Geranium Syrup • 1 cup granulated cane sugar • 1 cup water • 12-15 large rose geranium leaves Mix water and sugar in a small sauce pot over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Turn off heat and add leaves. Let steep for 15-30 minutes; strain and chill. cc

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Gazpacho

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This gazpacho — a traditional Spanish preparation — is a riff on a recipe that Seth’s mom, Zoe, submitted to a Chex Mix recipe competition in the early 1980s. The recipe placed second, winning her a new kitchenette; however, because Seth’s dad was a cabinet maker, Zoe traded the kitchenette to her brother for a three-quarter-ton Chevy, which became the family's farm truck for putting up hay. In traditional Andalusian style, this gazpacho is silky smooth, not lumpy like salsa, the way many gazpachos are made. The cucumber and peppers add a refreshing zest, making it a much-requested summer soup at Enoteca.

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Ingredients Yields 3 quarts — for a smaller batch, use half the ingredients

• 4 pounds ripe Kentucky tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped • 1 peeled cucumber, seeds removed • 1 green pepper, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped • 1 red pepper, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped • 1/2 cup bread, white part only (if stale, soak in extra virgin olive oil to soften) • 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar • 2 teaspoon minced garlic • 3 ounces olive oil • Kosher salt to taste • A pinch of tarragon Put tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, tarragon, torn bread, olive oil, vinegar and garlic and one teaspoon of salt into blender. Pulse until coarsely puréed, then blend until very smooth, four to five minute (it may be frothy). Season to taste with salt, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Taste gazpacho before serving, and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve chilled, and garnish with croutons and chopped flat parsley or cilantro. For the best marriage of flavors, prepare at least a day in advance. cc

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Trombone Shorty Sept. 12. The natural charisma and drive flows through his hard-edged funk, hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in the great tradition of jazz. 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. www.finearts.uky.edu. Sign up to receive our weekly “tadoo list” in your email at tadoo.com/tadooweekly. To submit a live music, theatre, film screening, festival or other arts and culture event to tadoo.com, email the following information to info@tadoo.com with “TADOO EVENT” in the subject line: time, date, venue, address, cost, contact info and a brief description of the event.

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Remnants. Sept. 2- 30. “Remnants” is a body of work produced by three artists brought together by a common fascination with the scraps, mementos, leftovers, sentimental objects and traces left behind by others. Sculptors Amanda J. Cawby and Page Turner use the actual physical remnants from people’s lives in their complex assemblages, while photographer Melissa T. Hall uses the idea of people’s actions leaving behind a vestige or trace to fuel her conceptual images. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester St. www.msrezny.com. September LexArts Gallery Hop. Sept. 19. Taking place several times throughout the year, the LexArts hop is a self-guided gallery hop where participants can choose as many or as few stops as they would like. Many galleries offer snacks and refreshments, and the event is free of charge. While typical gallery hop hours are 5-8 p.m., many galleries set their own hours. For more information and a full listing of participating galleries, visit tadoo.com/event/lexarts-september-gallery-hop.


Theatre & Performance

LexPhil: Bolero & Barnatan Sept. 20. Acclaimed pianist and recently appointed New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan returns to the Lexington Philharmonic to open the dynamic 2014-2015 season with Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 1 in “Bolero & Barnatan.” 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. www.lexphil.org.

SEPT. 4 PRIME CUT BAND SEPT. 11 BORN CROSS EYED SEPT. 18 BLIND CORN LIQUOR PICKERS SEPT. 25 SIXTYFOURWEST OCT. 2 ENCORE OF LEXINGTON OCT. 9 CORALEE & THE TOWNIES OCT. 16 BOOGIE G & THE TITANICS

Actors’ Guild: “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety.” Sept. 4-6. This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist has been called a “drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening,” set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. 8 p.m. Actor’s Guild of Lexington Theater, 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd. www.actors-guild.org. On the Verge: “Much Ado About Nothing.” Sept. 9-30 (select dates). What happens when you take 12 stellar actors, one beloved Shakespeare script and a “Verge” point of view, shake them up and turn them loose in a hundred-year-old downtown church? Much ado, many surprises and much fun at this first-ever immersive Shakespeare adaptation. 7 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. www.ontheverge.org. Balagula Theatre: “Drinking in America.” Sept. 17-19, 23-25. Balagula Theatre’s 2014-15 season opener in their new home at the Lexington Public Library’s Farish Theatre features a play written by Eric Bogosian that looks at what turns people on — alcohol, drugs, sex, power — and savagely dissects their willing intoxication. Starring Adam Luckey and directed by Jenny Christian, who recently returned to Lexington after working on her post-graduate studies in England and Russia. 7 p.m. Lexington Farish Theatre, 140 E. Main St. www.balagulatheatre.com.

If you like Central Bank Thursday Night Live, you’ll LOVE Kentucky Cork & Tap presented by Thorntons! Get downtown on Friday, September 12 for local beer and wine at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion from 5-9pm! Check out www.downtownlex.com for all the information! facebook.com/DowntownLexCorp

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Festivals, etc... Moon Festival Celebration. Sept. 6. Presented by the Ky. Chinese American Association, this celebration features a moon cake competition, mini Chinese language lessons, cooking demonstrations, crafts, inflatable and a petting zoo, among other family activities. 4 p.m. Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. www.kycaa.org. Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival. Sept. 13-14. A free family-friendly food and music festival, the second annual Crave Lexington is a celebration of Lexingtonarea food and culture, featuring dozens of local food vendors, kids activities, cooking demonstrations, specially ticketed culinary events and more. This year’s music line-up includes sets from The Features, C the Beat, Coralee & the Townies, Baoku & the Image Afro-Beat Band, Tribe Called Lex, Bluegrass Collective and Brian Owens. Noon-11 p.m. Sat.; noon-6 p.m. Sun. Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. www.cravelexington.com. Japan Summer Festival. Sept. 13. In its eighth year, the Japan Summer Festival has become Kentucky’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, food, and fun. Atten-

dees can learn traditional Japanese origami, try on a kimono, and get their names written in Japanese. Kids (and adults!) can have fun at the Japanese games booth and traditional workshop area. Also featuring Japanese food and goods, Japanese and local beer, while and stage performances. 11 a.m-7 p.m. Courthouse Plaza, 150 N. Limestone. www.jask.org/festival.

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Kentucky Cork & Tap. Sept. 12. The Downtown Lexington Corporation’s Kentucky Cork & Tap, formerly known as the Vintage Kentucky Wine and Beer Festival, has expanded into quarterly event, with the year’s final event taking place Sept 12. Each installment features up to five Kentucky wineries, local beers from Lexington’s own breweries and live music. 5 p.m. 5/3 Pavilion, Cheapside St. www.downtownlex.com.

Festival de Latino Sept. 19-20. Festival Latino de Lexington activities include live music and dance, youth activities, cultural presentations and vendors, informational booths, authentic cuisine and more. Last year, more than 30,000 people celebrated Lexington’s Latino community at the annual event. Fri. 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Courthouse Plaza, 150 N. Limestone. (859) 288-2925

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Pete’s Properties RECENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS — CHEVY CHASER 40502

2025 Impala Ln. $360,000

275 Malabu Dr. $192,400

3653 Barrow Wood Ln. $890,000

3340 Bellefonte Dr. $348,000

3418 Briarcliff Cir. $190,000

638 Tateswood Dr. $875,000

713 Cooper Dr. $344,500

48 Mentelle Park $160,000

3333 Overbrook Dr. $712,500

221 Catalpa Rd. $336,500

378 Sherman Ave. $155,000

723 Mallard Bay $695,000

344 Colony Blvd. $335,000

316 Lincoln Ave. $139,500

2368 The Woods Ln. $668,000

407 Queensway Dr. $327,000

326 Lafayette Ave. $135,000

136 Woodland Ave. $635,000

229 Henry Clay Blvd. $320,000

171 N Hanover Ave. $130,000

905 Turkey Foot Rd. $589,000

149 Lincoln Ave. $300,000

247 Bassett Ave. $120,000

648 Lakeshore Dr. $570,000

697 Providence Rd. $290,000

354 Park Ave. $115,000

536 Clinton Rd. $545,000

761 Albany Rd. $285,000

385 Sherman Ave. $105,000

403 Hart Rd. $479,000

704 Melrose Ave. $284,000

354 Preston Ave. $80,000

766 Chinoe Rd. $469,000

132 Bassett Ave. $282,900

304 Preston Ave. $42,500

456 Hart Rd. $440,000

3417 Pinas Bay Dr. $281,500

1405 Menifee Ave. $40,000

BIGGEST MOVER 3653 BARROW LOOD LANE $890,000 1832 Mcdonald Ave. $271,500

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1404 Cochran Rd. $440,000

3361 Pepperhill Rd. $279,000

161 Rosemont Garden $195,000

235 Irvine Rd. $418,000

477 Hart Rd. $255,000

346 Curtin Dr. $189,135

425 Ridgeway Rd. $370,000

2933 Eastbrook Ct. $250,000

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120 Penmoken Park $185,000

40508

3409 Nantucket Dr. $367,500

709 Aurora Ave. $237,000

111 Cherokee Park $497,000

131 Penmoken Park $163,000

602 Sayre Ave. $350,000

184 Richmond Ave. $363,000

460 Park Ave. $230,000

256 Tahoma Rd. $300,000

115 Suburban Ct. $64,900

605 Boonesboro Ave. $315,000 cc

453 E High St. $393,000

Recent arm’s length residential sales for this magazine’s distribution area. 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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500 N. Broadway | $459,000

517 S. Mill St. | $595,000

247 N. Mill St. | $1,249,000

256 Bell Pl. | $309,000

5036 Ivybridge Dr. | $392,000

Built by Frank Hulett around 1890, this Romanesque-style house features a three story tower and an elaborate cantilevered staircase clad in decorative pressed metal. Currently used as a duplex, but could be returned to a single family residence if desired. Located within a block of Transylvania University and downtown Lexington! Visit bgsir.com for amenities and details.

Meticulously restored historic home in downtown Lexington! Wonderful large rooms, high ceilings, fabulous woodwork and a grand staircase. Features 3 BRs, 2 renovated BAs, upstairs and downstairs dens, a large living room, dining room, and renovated kitchen with exposed brick. Private, fenced yard and 2-car garage complete this fantastic 128 year old home!

Beautifully renovated home facing historic Gratz Park! Open floor plan with first level featuring a formal LR and DR, family room and wonderful chef’s kitchen. Second floor hosts the master BR suite, two additional BRs, BA and laundry area.Third level could be a fourth BR or upstairs den and has an additional full BA. All new electrical service, 2 new dual fuel HVAC systems.

Bell Court bungalow! Features hardwood floors, high ceilings, spacious rooms, a lovely entry foyer, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, full BA and family room that could be turned back into a BR. Second level features the master suite with full BA and many interesting roof angles! Private backyard, and covered side porch. Property is priced to sell as-is but inspections are welcomed.

Hartland Gardens home with a covered back porch features a first floor master suite, hardwood floors and an open floor plan! Kitchen opens to family room area, living room/dining room combo with vaulted ceilings. Master suite has large walk-in closet and BA with whirlpool tub and double vanities.The second level features 3 additional BRs and a full bath. Unfinished basement.

906 Tates Creek Rd. | $399,000

2020 Bridgeport Dr. | $448,000

Fully-renovated two-story bungalow in popular Chevy Chase/ Hollywood neighborhood! Updated top to bottom including new roof, plumbing, electric, HVAC, kitchen appliances, cabinets and countertops, new baths, refinished hardwood floors, family room addition and fenced in yard! Featuring 3 BRs and 2.5 BAs this house is move-in ready. Lots of natural light.

Spacious home in Lakeview subdivision! First level features a master suite with updated bath and large closet, hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, kitchen with breakfast nook and large pantry and family room with fireplace overlooking private, landscaped backyard.The second floor has 3 BRs and one full BA. Plus, a large great room with fireplace and patio area.

344 Broadleaf Ln. | $170,000 Move-in ready townhouse well located near the University of Kentucky with easy access to New Circle Road. First floor features great room with fireplace open to kitchen. Second floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. One car attached garage and private patio area.

Becky Reinhold, Principal Broker cell 859.338.1838 • office 859.268.0099 • www.bgsir.com • becky@bgsir.com

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

2037-2039 Fontaine Rd. | $335,000

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.

Spacious duplex located in Lakeview subdivision offers opportunity to move-in one side and use the other side as investment property! Each side offers two bedrooms, hardwood floors and wood burning fireplaces. Covered back porch is great for entertaining! Circular drive in front.


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