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elcome to our annual Fall Arts Preview – a concise glimpse of the upcoming arts and entertainment options coming to the area’s stages, streets and galleries during the 2012 - 2013 season. Concise, but extensive. This is our fifth installment of this special section, and it’s one of our favorites to produce. All of us here at the magazine hold various forms of the arts in high regard, so it’s fun to get a sneak peak at what’s coming in the months ahead, and maybe even try to weasel some “press passes” for some upcoming performances, though I’m usually just told to sit in the back and keep quiet. Loyal readers through the years will notice one thing in particular about our annual preview: it gets beefier every year. And that’s a good thing, for two reasons – one is selfish and one altruistic: First, it means that more and more groups and organizations and ragtag bands of performers and artists are taking it upon themselves to make Lexington’s cultural offerings more robust – more art exhibits, more ballets, more special guest conductors, more concerts, more festivals, more curtain calls, more stuff to do. It’s a great thing to happen for our city’s character, albeit a little rough on our wallets as we make return trips to the box office. Still, and I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but please let me reiterate, a vibrant arts scene is essential to a city’s prosperity. It does all sorts of things to help bolster a local economy, like attract young professionals to live and work in the area and woo visitors into town for an evening or the weekend. Think of it as an investment in the community as you’re ordering tickets or paying at the door. Second, it means that local arts administrators and volunteer marketing coordinators find our Fall Arts Preview useful enough to want to be included, which is a great thing to happen for my job security. Please take the time to peruse our Fall Arts Preview, which begins on page 27. We may have worked hard to compile the hundreds of listings from dozens of area venues and organizations, but I know we haven’t worked as hard as all of these individual artists and organizers in their various creative pursuits. They’re excited for you to see their stuff, and we all need to be excited about going out to see it.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Kenwick Yard Sale set for Sept. 22 The annual Kenwick Neighborhood Yard Sale will take place 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Participating houses are asked to donate $4 to help pay for newspaper advertisements and signage. For more information contact Virginia Thomas at (859) 2694016 or Lisa Hufana at (859) 269-4199.

Ashland Shutter Bug Contest Calling all shutter bugs: if you are an amateur photographer and have great photos of Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, enter the Ashland Shutter Bug Contest for a chance to have your photo in the 2013 Ashland Calendar. For contest rules and entry deadline, go to www.henryclay.org. For more information, e-mail Christina Bell at cbell@henryclay.org.

New design for Woodland Triangle intersection in final phase Given the high rate of car accidents at the squirrelly convergence of one-way Maxwell and High streets at Kentucky Avenue adjacent to the entrance to Woodland Park, coupled with the daunting pedestrian challenges, the Lexington Department of Public Safety has asked 3rd District Councilmember Diane Lawless’ office and the Department of Environment Quality & Public Works to craft a redesign for the intersection to mitigate hazardous traffic. The current proposed design includes an extended curb at the intersection which would prevent through traffic traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Motorists wishing to proceed down Kentucky Avenue from Main Street to Euclid Avenue would be forced to make a circular motion around Woodland Triangle (proceeding right on High Street, left on Woodland Avenue, left on Maxwell Street, then right on Kentucky Avenue). Motorists heading north on Kentucky Avenue toward Main Street would be required to turn right on Maxwell Street before cutting left to travel south. Kevin Wente, an administrative officer with the Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works who has been working with the redesign, said once the final design had received final approval, he would like to see the intersection under construction within the next two to three months. Wente said he was able to get some money encumbered from the coal and gas sever ance tax

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Community Action Council announces 2012 Poverty Forum The Community Action Council will hold its 2012 Poverty Forum from 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Lexington Convention Center. The featured speaker is Tavis Smiley, best known as the host of the late night PBS talk show “Tavis Smiley”and also Public Radio International’s “Tavis Smiley Show.” “The Poverty Forum is Community Action Council’s most important event to raise community awareness about the 15 percent of our citizens , including 28 percent of our children, who lack the resources to meet even their basic, survival needs,” said Jack Burch, executive director of the Community Action Council. Aside from making people aware of how many people in our community are dealing with issues that stem from living on incomes that fall below the federal poverty guidelines, the event has a more subtle educational aspect – it offers facts to replace erroneous ideas and images. The Poverty Forum, while supported by private contributions, is not a fundraiser for the Community Action Council. Burch said that its purpose is informational. If any revenue remains above the costs of the event, the surplus is added to oper ating funds, so as to serve more people in need. To purchase tickets, visit www.povertyforum.com or call (859) 244-2247.

City offering free classes for minority and womenowned businesses The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will hold free classes during September for women and minority-owned businesses seeking to do work with the government. A new class – “How to do business with LFUCG, the Fayette County Public Schools and UK Facilities Management” – has been added to the class roster from 4 - 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Other classes include “Minority Business Enterprise Certification” (9 – 11 a.m. Sept. 13), “Kentucky Minority and Women Business Certifications (9 – 11 a.m. Sept. 14), “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification” (9 – 11 a.m. Sept. 21), “Women Business Enterprise Certification” (9 – 11 a.m. Sept. 26) and “Small Business


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When Alltech opens its new distillery at the end of September, not only will it be the first new distillery built in Lexington in more than a century , it will also join the “trail� of one of Kentucky’s signature industries. Opening September 28th with tours starting October 1st, Alltech’s Downtown Distillery will be the home of Town Branch Bourbon and Lyons Reserve, a single malt whiskey. It will also mark the first time a new city has been added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail since it was formed in 1999 by the Kentucky Distillers Association. With the distinction Lexington joins Lawrenceburg (Four Roses and Wild Turkey), Bardstown (Heaven Hill), Clermont (Jim Beam), Loretto (Maker’s Mark) and Versailles (Woodford Reserve) as cities along the popular tourist draw. In the past five years, more than 2 million visitors have toured the trail, and last year nearly 12,000 visited each of the six member distilleries. The addition of Town Branch’s home makes Lexington the first urban area to join the tour. “Any time the second city in the state can pull one on the major city, I guess that’s always good for competition,� Alltech’s Founder and CEO Dr. Pearse Lyons said in a nod to Louisville, which has made a push in recent years for “urban bourbon.� “It’s the only distillery in the middle of a city and I think that’s going to speak volumes. That means people can walk from the Hyatt or the downtown Hilton, they can walk over here and see the distillery and get a feel for what whisk ey is all about,� Lyons said. Visitors along the Bourbon Trail are given a passport for each of the soon-to-be seven distilleries to stamp upon competition of a tour. Once all distilleries have been visited, the passport is redeemable for a Bourbon Trail t-shirt featuring silhouettes of each distillery’s bourbon bottle. “When you broke ground, I remember a comment you made,� Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau President Jim Browder said to Lyons during a press conference, “you hoped tourists would come. All I have to say is: ‘hold on.’� – ERIK A. CARLSON

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COUNCILMEMBER’S REPORT

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hat follows is an update from Craig Avery of Avery Consulting, LLC, project manager for the Southland Christian Church Richmond Road Campus development: Construction of the church’s new Richmond Road campus is rounding the turn and headed for the home stretch. Most that has occurred up to this point is work inside the old Dillard’s building and the new auditorium. Construction is going at a frantic pace, with about 80 workers onsite each day. Southland is a few weeks behind their original construction schedule, but they are still planning for the first services to take place on Jan. 5 and 6 next year. If you’ve driven around the building, you might have noticed the “skin” that covered the old Dillard’s stone façade. As of press time, installation of the glass front to the buildings, which will make a dramatic change to the building’s appearance, is underway. Construction is also beginning to focus on the parking lots

and the pond. When this starts, there will be lots of construction traffic and more workers onsite. All parking lots will be repaved, about 330 trees will be installed and pond construction will begin. Earlier this summer, the front access road was closed in preparation for the pond reconfiguration that was approved by the Planning Commission and others within LFUCG. Southland expects the road to be closed until mid November or mid December. Around the pond, Southland has installed a fence and screening for safety. When they performed pumping tests in the pond a couple of months ago, there were several near accidents on Richmond Road as folks were watching the construction rather than the road and traffic signals. They concluded the safest thing to do would be to put up a screen on the fence in hopes commuters would not be distracted by the construction. Southland asks that you stay tuned. “The most dramatic changes to the property are yet to come,” Avery said. “We hope you will be pleased.”

Tates Creek Road Sidewalks The sidewalks on Tates Creek Road will be built – but on a drastically different schedule than originally imagined. Since 80 percent of the funds for the project are federal funds, we have to perform to a federal level of diligence. Essentially, to qualify for the grant funds, all of the rights-ofway must be obtained and legally completed before the project begins. The first obstacle for this project was not having enough personnel to complete those acquisitions in a timely manner. The added public meetings and input surfaced the need for crosswalk signals at each Tates Creek intersection. When the sidewalks are built, those signals will be added.

Currently, the intersection of Lansdowne Drive and Tates Creek Road has caused the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to add additional funding to replace the aging traffic signals in that intersection. The positioning of the signal bases will be changed and new cross arms installed. When the design work is complete, we will submit the entire package to the KYTC for a go-ahead and for funding to the fullest extent possible. You will first notice utility movement and upgrading followed by landscaping and decorative retaining walls where needed. With luck, the sidewalks will be all done in the spring and we will celebrate its opening with great fanfare.

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dmit it. You might not have known that a Civil War battle was fought in the heart of Chevy Chase. It occurred behind Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, in the vicinity of present-day Ashwood Road and Fincastle Road, on Oct. 18, 1862. It is called the Battle of Ashland. Though officially, some historians label it an “action,” which is a little smaller than a battle. The 15-minute shootout on the 600acre estate took several lives on each side. Some members of Henry Clay’s family observed the clash from the second floor windows of the mansion. “You had two battalions of Union cavalry from Ohio bivouacked behind Ashland. They were attacked by a whole regiment and two battalions of Confederate cavalry,” said Kent Masterson Brown, a Lexington Civil War historian, film maker and

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attorney. “The confederates were (General John Hunt Morgan’s) men and were commanded by Basil Duke, Morgan’s brother-in-law.” “The Union force was absolutely swallowed up,” Brown continued, in recalling the battle. “In addition, those Ohioans not camped at Ashland were captured at their campsite in the courthouse yard in downtown Lexington. Some of their officers were staying at the Phoenix Hotel. Every one of the captured Union troops was ‘paroled’ on the steps of Henry Clay’s home.” The battle will be commemorated with a living histitory event at Ashland on Sept. 29, as well as at other scheduled events (see sidebar). Remarkably, as Brown explained, the captured Union officers signed a statement guaranteeing that their surrendered soldiers Union troops Jacob Wentzel would not take up arms again until they were exchanged for conand John Myers federate prisoners – sort of a gentleman’s agreement. were attacked All of this action unfolded within a few blocks of the presentby Confederate day Ashland mansion. A historic marker there tells the story. “Most general John of the Confederates were fellas from around here,” Brown added. Hunt Morgan “These were ancestors of a heck of a lot of people still living here.” during the Battle of The living history day will try to reconnect people with a long Ashland. ago and mostly forgotten time in the heart of Lexington. “We’ll have military re-enactors, cavalry demonstrators, artillery PHOTO firing, infantry, a medical unit; civilians will do spinning, quilting, FURNISHED knitting, and there will be some farm animals – all on the estate’s 17 acres,” said Eric Brooks, Ashland’s curator. “We’ll have actors portraying Henry Clay, Lotty Dupuy (a slave who cared for Clay’s children and grandchildren), and John Hunt Morgan and his wife.” Ashland also will partner with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra to present Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violinist, who has agreed to perform in Lexington as part of Ashland’s Civil War Commemoration and symphony orchestra’s season opening concert. He is regarded as one of the Ashland, preeminent violinists of our time. Christina Bell, Ashland’s director of development, and UKSO The Henry Clay Conductor John Nardolillo are thrilled to land Estate Civil War Perlman. Commemoration “We annually award the Henry Clay Medallion to someone who exemplifies the ideals of Clay, Civil War Living History 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 29 who history counts as one of our nation’s greatest Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate statesmen. As part of this concert event, The Henry (120 Sycamore Rd.) Clay Memorial Foundation will award the Medallion this year to Mr. Perlman in recognition of his worldwide status as a musical statesman,” Bell said. Perlman will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto,” and the orchestra will also perform Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 From the New World,” which the Czech composer wrote during his visit to the United States in 1893. The Civil War ball will be at Christ Church Itzhak Perlman with UK Cathedral. People are urged to dress the part and Symphony Orchestra learn the dances of that bygone era. “Lexington 7 p.m. Sept. 30 Vintage Dance Society will be calling the ball. Singletary Center for the Arts Members will coach guests and walk them through the moves,” explained Avery Malone, Ashland’s Civil War Ball 7 – 10 p.m. Oct. 13 director of tour operations. “They are quite doable. Christ Church Cathedral You don’t have to come with any knowledge of (859) 266-8581 ext. 204 Civil War-era dances.” Malone understands that not everyone has Civil War Speakers Panel period attire like a big hooped skirt or frock coat in 7 - 9 p.m. Oct. 21 their closet, so modern formal wear is acceptable. Transylvania University Haggin The fourth component of the commemoration Auditorium is the Civil War speaker’s panel. Brown and several other historians will discuss the battle in detail and outline the political and social aspects of life in Lexington before, during and after the war. Although Kentucky officially remained in the Union during the Civil War, there was strong Confederate sentiment and sympathy, especially in Lexington, and even within Henry Clay’s own family. “It will be a lot of fun for everyone. Whether you are a history or Civil War expert or not, there is something for everyone as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of this important time in Ashland’s, and our country’s, history,” Malone said.

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TOWN HOUSE, COUNTRY HOUSE Located in an unexpected cul-de-sac tucked just off of Chinoe Drive in the Warrenton Woods neighborhood, this unique contemporary home built in 1979 is considered by its owners to be their “country house in the city.�

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BY SARAYA BREWER CHEVY CHASER MAGAZINE urrounded by a mature tree canopy, a babbling stream that flows under the home’s living room during wetter months, natural stone hardscaping, and multi-level decks and walkways that play off of the natural slope of the ground, the property gives off a sense of being miles outside the city, even though it is located minutes from New Circle Road. With the residential habitat relying heavily on the natural landscape, the property is reminiscent of the “organic architecture” concept made famous by architect Frank Lloyd Wright – or, on a more local level, the work of the late Lexington architect Richard Isenhour, who designed a neighboring home on the street.

homeowners to preserve as much of the natural canopy as possible. “We knew when we moved in that one of the ideas of moving into a place like this was to be a good steward of the property,” the homeowners said. “The house was built in a way to try to preserve as many of the trees as possible – not just here, but in the rest of the neighborhood as well.” Deferring to the natural landscape appears to be a very intentional move on the part of the original developers, according to architect Clive Pohl, who has worked with the homeowners on a “piece by piece makeover” alongside his partners at Pohl Rosa Pohl, with much of the local contracting work coming from Jim Smith at Showplace. “There is kind of a modern sensibility back there that’s not present in a lot

“There’s a little bit of a wildness to it,” the homeowners said. “We’re trying to preserve that idea and not make it look too over-cultivated.” To that end, the owners have worked closely with a handful of different landscape experts since they bought the home, including John Michler, who has helped incorporate lots of hostas and other native plants; Mark Arnold of M2D Design Group, who has helped oversee much of the stone work on the property; Scott Campbell of Scott Campbell Designs, who oversaw much of the hardscaping and backyard makeover; and Dave Leonard of Dave Leonard Tree Specialists, who has worked with the

of Lexington,” Pohl said of the neighborhood. “And a lot of what (the homeowners) chose to do is in keeping with that original idea.” Pohl and his business partner Graham Pohl, an architect at the firm, both agree that fully incorporating the natural landscape into the home’s design may not have been entirely realized by the home’s original builders, however. “The curb appeal of the house was minimal (when the current homeowners purchased the home) because of the way the entry had been treated,” said Graham Pohl, referring to an entry that is now marked by an elegant wood and steel bridge that creates a sleek and harmo-

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nious path straight across the natural slope of the yard to the front porch and door. The original path to the door, which consisted of a series of zig-zagging rectangle decks, was largely damaged by the 2003 ice storm just months after the homeowners moved in – providing them with an impetus to put the remodel vision that they had already started concocting with Pohl Rosa Pohl on the front burner. Another key element of the remodel was the detached screened-in back porch, where the homeowners spend a significant amount of their time. Situated in the middle of a sloping backyard that the couple and their landscapers have worked hard to recover from infestation of honeysuckle and other invasive plants, the porch “opens up in such a way that it captures the forest ... and makes you part of it,” said Clive Pohl, who designed the outdoor room. “It very deliberately departs from the geometry of the house,” he said, adding that situating the porch a couple of steps below the home’s main floor and rotating the angle from that of the house were intentional components to highlight that departure, contributing to a sense of arrival or destination once you

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ate summer and early fall gardens are wonderful. The asters and goldenrod are in bloom, the ornamental grasses start turning brown, and the goldfinches are perched on the coneflower seedheads. From my kitchen window I also see cardinal flower, great blue lobelia, turtlehead, iron weed, joe pye weed, silphium, blue sage, various rudbeckias, and so on. There is no shortage of fall flowers for the perennial border. And let’s not forget shrubs for fall color. Shrubs are so useful in the garden. They offer height, privacy, structure, form, and also they provide a great backdrop for a perennial border or structure within the perennial garden. There are many that also dress up in festive autumnal colors, some with splashy berries. Let me introduce you to some of them. Here is a great plant that does well through summer drought, heat and humidity. ‘Gro-Low’ fragrant sumac (Rhus ar omatica ‘Gro-Low) is perfect for planting en masse to stabilize a sunny slope or where a taller groundcover is desired. It grows quickly to about two foot tall by six foot wide. Want it to be smaller? Just prune it back to three inches from the ground in the spring and by mid-summer it will have completely recovered. I like the rambling nature of this shrub and the fall color tends to be brilliant reddish-orange to scarlet.

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Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata ) cultivars come in many shapes and sizes. For much of the year they’re just plain filler shrubs, but in the fall, wow. The berries have real impact in the garden. ‘Red Sprite’, also known as ‘Nana’ or ‘Compacta’, has lots of very winter persistent red fruits and its smaller size (four foot tall and wide) makes it easy to use. ‘Shaver’ is very useful in landscape design due to its upright, compact form. It is slow growing to six foot tall by three foot wide. ‘Winter Red’ and ‘Winter Gold’ are larger with profuse quantities of berries. Hollies are dioecious, meaning that the female requires a nearby male in order to berry. Just get the right male, stick him somewhere behind the scenes and keep him pruned to a small size. Sorry, guys. Viburnums also are terrific shrubs. Spring blooms (some fragrant) are followed by berries and many have great fall leaf color. Consider vibur num nudum ‘Winterthur’, with its compact size of about six foot tall and wide and amazingly blue berries that pop against the intense maroon red fall leaves. V. nudum ‘Brandywine’ is known for its vivid pink and blue berries. ‘Eskimo’ viburnum is also rather compact; its leaves turn attractive shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. ‘Mohawk’ is larger with fragrant blooms and good fall color. Ar onia arbutifolia , red chokeberry, is an underutilized shrub with great characteristics. It is most readily available as the cultivar ‘Brilliantissima’, with showy spring flowers, large red berries and lovely fall color. It grows to seven foot tall and three foot wide, will take full sun to part shade and tolerates the clay soil so many of us have. I like A. melanocarpa , or black chokeberry, too, even though the black fruits are not as showy. The landscape value of blueberries is often overlooked as well. Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ) likes acidic soils, so give it some Hollytone or elemental sulphur in spring and fall. It will reward you with spring blooms, edible fruit (maybe just for the birds) and long-lasting fall color. Cross pollination tends to produce the best fruit crop, meaning it is best to plant a couple of cultivars if you wish to maximize fruit set. We mustn’t forget the much beloved oakleaf hydrangea. Hydrangea quer cifolia cultivars range from large (like ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Alice’) to much smaller (‘Pee Wee’ and ‘Sike’s Dwarf’) They all have those large pyramidal panicles of white flowers, exfoliating bark and lobed, oak-like leaves. In the fall those leaves turn to shades of bronze, maroon and purple. This hydrangea flowers on old wood so, if you feel the need to prune, don’t wait until too late in the season or you will cut off next year’s blooms. Itea is becoming a popular plant, too. It is very versatile – sun or shade, and tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions and is drought tolerant. Itea vir g inica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ grows to about four foot tall and wide. ‘Little Henry’ is about half this size. Spring flowers form cylindrical white racemes that cover the plant. Fall colors are variations on a reddish theme. Fother gilla major and fother gilla gar denii (dwarf fothergilla) are also tough plants with excellent shade tolerance, though they also do well in full sun. It has a white spring bloom and excellent, rather cherry red, fall color. Enough of this red – how about yellow? Clethra alnifolia , lindera benzoin (spicebush), and Hamamelis vir g iniana (common witchhazel) all turn a striking yellow in the fall. Autumn is almost upon us. The end of summer, but definitely not the end of a beautiful landscape. Fall can compete with any season for Dwarf fothergilla is beauty in the garden. another colorful shrub come autumn.

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t’s been a long time in the making, but Kate Savage, an active member of the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association, has all of the pieces in place to begin raising money to fund the construction of a bus shelter along Euclid Avenue. Partnering with Lextran and representatives from Republic Bank, who have allowed for the shelter to be built on their branch’s property across from Kroger, Savage estimates the project will cost between $25,000 – $30,000. In June of last year, Savage was awarded an EcoART grant from the city for $5,000 which will go toward the construction cost, and she plans on raising the rest of the money through Kickstarter, an online crowd-sourcing platform, and “blatant solicitation.” Akin to Art in Motion’s Art Stops, creatively conceived bus shelters that have appeared in a number of places in Lexington, though not affiliated with that organization, the structure Savage hopes to have constructed was designed specifically with a bank in mind – with a large piggy bank in the back and other aspects being to scale of a dollar bill. Patrick Morgan, an architecture student at University of Pennsylvania and Lexington native, as well as a longtime family friend of Savage, orchestrated the whimsical design. “It was fun,” he said. “I’d be at school and everybody else would be working on their big studio project, and I’m sitting at my desk with a little piggy bank on my screen.” Given the number of people who wait for buses at the two bus stops, exposed to the elements, near the corner of Euclid and Ashland avenues, the need for an appropriate shelter in the area has always been obvious, Savage said. She initially approached the property owners of Premiere Home Video, but when they weren’t receptive to the project, she pitched the idea to both banks across the street. Representatives at Republic Bank were immediately open to the idea, and contracts and plans with Lextran to have the bus shelter built along the hedge between the sidewalk and the parking lot were put into place – welcome news for somebody who has been working for over a year trying to see this neighborhood amenity through to fruition. “This has been like giving birth,” Savage laughed, “but it really has been harder, and longer.” Visit this story online at www.chevychaser Kickstarter page, or sear ch for the pr

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Glenn’s Creek Brewery to open in early September (from left to right) Glenn’s Creek Brewery owners T.J. Gordon, Bob Douglas and Brett Rowlett.

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ammers pounded, drills turned and tables were being jostled all about. Three men sat in the middle of it all, seemingly oblivious to the organized chaos surrounding them. After all, starting a new business — especially one with a fastapproaching grand opening — takes time. But they spoke calmly and positively about Glenn’s Creek Brewery, a new addition to the Chevy Chase area that has a planned early-September launch date. They know in this evolving section of Lexington their business model will fill an otherwise vacant niche: a boutique brewpub that serves American pub-fare food. Completion of the project will deliver the trio access to a key demographic, the many young professionals who have settled into the adjacent Ashland and Chevy Chase neighborhoods. The group already owns TBar further down Euclid Avenue — which provides direct contact with nearby University of Kentucky and its students — as well as Glenn’s Creek BBQ near Versailles, which serves as a conduit to a more rural market. If successful in Chevy Chase, that’s three powerful groups from which to draw revenue. Perhaps that’s why the three men were able to joke and smile knowingly to one another about the escalating investment involved with getting the brewpub off the ground. “The figures aren’t all the way in yet,” said Brett Rowlett, who is partnered with Bob Douglas and T.J. Gordon as owners of Glenn’s Creek Brewery, “but it was a significant expense.” Though those final totals are unavailable, what is known is the trio is trying to turn around the fortunes of an otherwise prime location that’s been a Lexington hotspot for decades. Bill Farmer Jr., owner of Farmer’s Jewelry just a few doors down, remembers the Saratoga restaurant in the same location when his father opened the jewelry store in 1950. The spot then changed hands about a decade ago into Roy’s East High Diner before becoming Buddy’s, which enjoyed initial success. The spot became available last fall when Buddy’s closed in early October, and all agreed it was a prime location. “It’s exciting. If you go back a little more than a year ago, you’ve had a dozen businesses open up in this area. There’s still a part of Lexington that comes here and through here,” said Farmer, who is also the city’s 5th District Councilmember. “And as far as Glenn’s Creek Brewery, people have been going to that spot for 60 years. What they’re bringing is a nice addition to this neighborhood, one that it will cater to a good demographic and draw on a younger crowd.” The adjusted business plan will eventually see Glenn’s Creek Brewery serving 180 different bottled beers and 32 variations on tap along with a variety of cocktails and selections of wine. The menu will feature traditional American food such as various sandwiches and side items, as well as, of course, barbecue. New tables were added and existing ones were resurfaced with Kentucky barn wood, while parts of the walls and ceiling were altered to deliver a rustic feel. Renovations to the space have created a few changes to its layout, allowing for a separate play room with a pool table as well as the insertion of front windows that open toward the street and patio area, along with the addition of two more bar areas. Though they can’t make the beer onsite, plans are in development for a brewery to open in Woodford County near their barbecue restaurant at the start of 2013. It’s all part of a plan to develop the Glenn’s Creek brand. The namesake comes from the first source of water for distilled spirits in Kentucky. “The craft beer industry has grown 5 to 7 percent per year in the United States over the past decade or so,” Douglas said. “We want to have a product that’s high quality and brands ourselves.”

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elanie Williams takes pride in ownership. Eleven years ago, she purchased The Black Market Boutique at the age of 26 from original owner Susan Creacy, who started the shop in 1989 at a small storefront on Church Street. Creacy relocated the shop several times before landing in the center of the Woodland Triangle shopping district, which, at the time, was just becoming a destination for locally owned retail. Creacy’s original vision for the store – which also housed a Guatemalan wholesale business for many years with then-business partner Theresa Hendricks, who now owns Lucia’s Imports – focused heavily on import clothing, sterling silver jewelry and gift items. Williams has preserved and expanded the funky and eclectic boutique – and as of this summer, she now owns the century-old building in Woodland Triangle that houses her store.

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“I bought the building to protect my business,” said Williams, now 37, “because I love my store.” Falling in love with a retail shop was not something the Paducah native had planned. She was enrolled at the University of Kentucky and studying for a career in chiropractic medicine when the passion for retail hit. Williams was at Black Market Imports, looking for a pair of earrings for her mother, when she overheard Creacy say that the store was for sale. “My heart just started pounding,” remembers Williams. “Literally, for a week, I could not stop thinking about it.” She made the decision to drop out of college and purchase the business. The problem? She didn’t have any money. Williams did her best to obtain a loan, but at such a young age she had nothing to offer up as collateral. “It just wasn’t happening,” she said. “I felt like there were many people saying, ‘There are better careers for you than this.’” Williams learned about a program for women entrepreneurs at Midway College. There, she sought out information on how to find a loan and discovered opportunities from both the mayor’s office and a high interest loan company. Within the year, Williams was the proud owner of the Black Market Boutique. “Every door that was closed made me even stronger, instead of beating me down,” she said. “I feel like passion prevailed.” The Black Market Boutique is “a little boutique with a lot of flair” that sells a unique variety of dresses, vintage, jewelry and men’s t-shirts. Originally, the store required only one rental space, but six years after being in business, Williams decided to expand, taking on an extra rental unit next door. The fact that the store required two units worried Williams when the building went up for sale in 2012. In addition to the two units used for the Black Market Boutique, the building with store fronts along Maxwell and High street houses Calypso boutique and Hairport salon, as well as four apartment units. “If someone were to have bought the building,” Williams said, “they could have said, ‘Okay, we’re going to raise rent by $300.’ My business would have been hit twice because I was using two spaces.” Relocating wasn’t an option, as Williams has always loved the area. “I feel Woodland Triangle is unique,” she said. “Right next door, we have the skate shop and the skate park. Then we have the yarn store, two amazing bookstores, the bike shop, Lucia’s, Ramsey’s and the pie shop ... there’s just such a diversity in this area.” Not only was Williams invested in the area, she’d also invested major time and money renovating her rental space over the years. These renovations included both functional and aesthetic changes, such as textured concrete floors, off-white ceilings, track lighting, and custom-built, wooden dressing rooms. Faced with an uncertain future, Williams made the decision to buy the building. Finding the money for the down payment was a challenge. After unsuccessful attempts to secure a loan to cover that cost, she finally opted to use the savings from the sale of her home and a loan from a family friend to close the deal. Today, Williams is proud of all that she’s accomplished and the evolution of her journey. “So many elements over the years played out to get me to this point,” Williams said. “If I hadn’t sold my home, I wouldn’t have been able to buy the building. It was the natural progression of how things were supposed to be.” One thing Williams has learned from her experience is the importance of tenacity and hard work. “Don’t let the corporate world tell you no,” she said. “I’m doing what I love but I was willing to work three times as hard to get it.” Today, the shop owner and now-landlord is looking forward to many happy years in Woodland Triangle and she hopes that shoppers will continue to take advantage of this unique part of Lexington. “Shopping local boutiques is what I consider retail therapy,” Williams said. “In Woodland Triangle, the store owners are invested, the store’s employees care about you. Ultimately, the experience of shopping local is priceless.”

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FALL ARTS PREVIEW 2012 Welcome to our annual Fall Arts Preview. On the following pages, you will find information about the upcoming arts season in Lexington, including visual art exhibits, fall festivals, and music, dance and theater season schedules. From experimental theatre and music to more traditional concerts from the philharmonic and Lexington Singers, this season contains something for everyone. If we have left off your favorite arts organization or event, please visit this article at chevychaser.com and leave us a comment. VISUAL ART THEATRE MUSIC DANCE FALL FESTIVALS

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Noted printmaker and portraitist Victor Karl Hammer (b. 1882, Austria) served as artist- in-residence at Transylvania University from 1948-53. His presence in the Lexington community resulted in a vibr ant small press industry and created a fertile ground for a new generation of printmakers in the Bluegrass. “Victor’s Legacy” exhibits the work of Lexington’s printers, those who were directly descended from Hammer to nascent printmakers who have benefitted from Lexington’s rich printmaking history. The Thirteen Jan. 16 – Feb. 15, 2013 “The Thirteen” revolves around the lives of 13 black women who were violently murdered in Kentucky during the19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition features original poetry and mixed-media memorials by poet and multidisciplinary artist Bianca Spriggs and photographer and filmmaker by Angel Clark. (The Thirteen: A Performance and Reading, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Jan. 23, Carrick Theater.) Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality and the Sacred Feb. 25 – March 22 “Divine Hybrids” features contemporary mixed-media art in which figuration emerges in an also mixed imagery, taking after syncretic religions and mythologies born from historically decisive multicultural encounters. From emblematic figures of mestizaje, to deities that embody combinations of Haitian voodoo with Hindu, Mayan, Catholic and other traditions, the three-dimensional art of Claudia Dominguez, Gabriela Jiménez, Ebony Patterson, and Lexington artists Diane Kahlo and Bob Morgan, contemplates life within a sexualized realm of the sacred.

Tommy Taylor’s “Day Tripper” (shown) and other works will be exhibited at Institute 193. PHOTO FURNISHED

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Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed. – Sat. (and by appointment) 193 N. Limestone St. (859) 749-9765 www.institute193.org

All events and exhibits are held at the Loudoun House (207 Castlewood Dr.), unless noted otherwise. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues. – Fri.; 1 - 4 p.m. Sat. - Sun. (859) 254-7024 www.lexingtonartleague.org

Tommy Taylor: Shadowland Sept. 6 - Oct. 27 In this body of work, artist Tommy Taylor has arranged imagery gleaned from cartoons, films and found family photographs into jarring compositions that convey the competing drives, histories, expectations and accepted social norms that characterize modern identity. Opening reception, 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 6 Colleen Toutant Nov. 1 - Dec. 5 Colleen Toutant’s repurposed quilts and textiles call into question the ways in which globalization and social media have altered our methods for forming personal and communal identities. By reconfiguring utilitarian objects, she highlights how technology and shifting gender roles have impacted material culture in the United States, and further complicates what is considered “fine art” and what is considered “craft.”

The 200 Sept. 22 - Oct. 12 “The 200” is an exhibition of 200 works of art offered to the Lexington Art League by artists to raise funds that support the organization's operations. “The 200” culminates in an art auction in the style of a reverse raffle (scheduled for 7 - 11 p.m. Oct. 13). Everyone who holds an auction ticket will win and will leave with a piece of art from the exhibition. General admission to the auction is $40 / $75 per couple . Auction tickets are $200 and are limited. Admission to the exhibition during normal gallery hours is free. Approach Oct. 20 - Nov. 25 “Approach” is an exhibition exploring situations of separateness and/or the search for harmony as a theme in performance art. Works in this show focus

on engagement with self, the audience and/or the surrounding environment and will exist within the genre of performance art, or video or photographic documentation of performative actions/works. The exhibition is juried by Rae Goodwin, Director of Art Foundations at the University of Kentucky. The Nude Jan. 12 – March 10, 2013 “The Nude,” an annual exhibition now in its 27th year at the Lexington Art League, explores the role of the human form in contemporary visual art. Opening preview party, which includes refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live music, performances and more, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 11.

Morlan Gallery Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University Noon - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri. (859) 233-8142 www.transy.edu/morlan Ink In the Cage: The Stories behind MMA Fighter Tattoos Sept. 17 – Oct. 26 While tattoos are common among mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and are highly visible in the cage, the stories behind them are less public. “Ink In the Cage” is a photographic exploration by Barbara LoMonaco and Angela Baldridge of those tattoos which reveal unique aspects of fighter identities. Victor’s Legacy: Printmaking in the Bluegrass Nov. 5 – Dec. 5

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UK Art Museum 405 Rose St. Gallery hours are 12 - 5 p.m. Tues. - Sun. (until 8 p.m. Fri.) (859) 257-5716 www.uky.edu/artmuseum Mettle: UK Art Faculty Exhibition Sept. 16 - Dec. 23 Curated by Lisa Dent, this is an exhibition of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts faculty artists. R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: David Hillard Oct. 5 - Nov. 11 Artist lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Worsham Theater, located in the UK student center. R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Lalla Essaydi Nov. 16 - Dec. 23 Artist lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Worsham Theater, located in the UK student center. Art and the Animal Feb. 3 - April 28, 2013 This is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, an international group of sculptors and painters who specialize in animal subjects. Art in Bloom 2013 Feb. 22 - 24 The museum blooms with floral interpretations of art and a variety of events.

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theatre Actors Guild of Lexington All productions are held in the South Elkhorn Theatre (4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd.). Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. and opening night; 2 p.m. Sun. (859) 309-1909 www.actors-guild.org November Nov. 1 - 11 It’s November in a presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the president has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys, and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With playwright David Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, “November” is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win. RED Jan. 24 – Feb. 3, 2013 Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art: a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Seminar Feb. 28 – March 10 “Seminar” follows four young writers: Kate, Martin, Douglas, and Izzy, and their professor, Leonard. Each student has paid Leonard $5,000 for a ten-weeklong writing seminar to be held in Kate’s Upper West Side apartment. As tensions arise and romance falls between students, they clash over their writing, their relations and their futures. William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead May 9 - 19 London, 1599. After the Globe’s inaugural performance of “Henry V,” Shakespeare fends off an embittered Will Kemp, furious about Falstaff’s removal, and Francis Bacon. But when the company’s costumer is bitten by a plague-ridden madman and the Queen and her men arrive seeking safety, life in the playhouse takes a turn for the worse. A comedic homage to zombie films and a carefully researched drama about Shakespeare and his authorship. TBA June 13 - 23 The final show of Actors Guild’s 29th season will be announced later in the season. Leaving this slot open will allow AGL to bring the best possible season closer to the Lexington community.

Balagula Theatre All shows are performed at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar (112 Esplanade). (859) 259-2754 www.balagula.com

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Bug Sept. 9 - 12, 16 - 19 This work from award-winning American playwright Tracy Letts deals with the issues of love, paranoia and conspiracy theories. The script offers unprecedented challenges to the actors and requires considerable emotional depth and physical plasticity to adequately portray the development of characters in the course of the play.

Ballroom with a Twist Jan. 4 - 6, 2013 A brilliant new dance production conceived and choreographed by Emmy Award-nominated and fivetime “Dancing with the Stars” pro, Louis van Amstel. This show combines classic ballroom dance with the latest authentic hip-hop and Broadway styles.

Lexington Children’s Theatre All performances are at the LCT Main Stage (418 W. Short St.). Showtimes are at 2 p.m. Sun.; 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. (unless otherwise noted). (859) 254-4546 www.lctonstage.org

Mrs. Klein Oct. 21 – 26, 29 – 30 “Mrs. Klein” is a biographical drama based on the life of celebrated child psychologist Melanie Klein (1882-1960), and the tragic death of her son in 1934. Witty, taut and rich in psychological insights, “Mrs. Klein” tells of a brilliant and unorthodo x woman whose single-mindedness threatened to destroy those closest to her. Don Juan on Trial Dec. 9 – 12, 16 – 19 “Don Juan on Trial” is an intriguing look into the legend of Don Juan that touches on gender equality and tolerance. Written in 1991, “Don Juan on Trial” is the first play by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, one of the most notable contemporary French dramatists, novelists and fiction writers whose plays have since been translated into 40 languages and staged in over 50 countries all over the world. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Feb. 10 – 13, 17 – 20, 2013 The tale of a married, middle-aged architect whose life crumbles when he falls in love with a goat, the play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liber al society. Through showing this family in crisis, playwright Edward Albee challenges audience members to question their own morality in the face of social taboos. The play also features many language games and grammatical arguments in the middle of catastrophes and existential disputes among the characters. The Trial of God April 14 – 17, 21 – 24 “The Trial of God” is based on the trial of God that was held by the inmates in Auschwitz and witnessed by the author, Elie Wiesel, as a teenager. Wiesel initially had difficulty in recounting the story. After several attempts the story was written as a play to be performed around the Jewish festival of Purim. The play transcends its ethnic and historical boundaries and examines the eternal questions of faith, loyalty and cultural identity.

Broadway LIVE All shows are held at the Lexington Oper a House. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., and 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. (unless noted otherwise). (859) 233-3535 www.lexingtonoperahouse.com West Side Story Nov. 16 - 18 From the first note to the final breath, “West Side Story” soars as the greatest love story of all time . This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.

“Spring Awakening” explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

Oz Sept. 16, 22 - 23 When a young girl named Dot sneaks into the house of L. Frank Baum, she is unexpectedly enlisted to help improvise his latest story. Enter Baum’s world of imagination and get swept away as a black footstool becomes Toto and an overstuffed couch becomes a flying house.

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Catch Me If You Can Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 “Catch Me If You Can” is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of F rank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. The Addams Family March 15 - 17 “The Addams Family” is is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Dreamgirls April 19 - 21 Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational new production of “Dreamgirls” tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre (859) 935-1564 www.mykct.org 8 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Kentucky Theatre The issue of marriage equality is brought to life on stage by JustFundKY and Kentucky Conservatory Theatre. A staged reading of “8,” a new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black, will be presented with a cast of some of Lexington’s finest actors, community leaders and celebrity guests. Spring Awakening Nov. 23 – 25, 30; Dec. 1 – 2, 7 – 9, Downtown Arts Center

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Wiley and the Hairy Man Oct. 21, 27 - 28 In the deepest part of the swamp where the sun never shines, the wind never blows, and the mud turns to slime, you will find him, the most powerful conjurer: the Hairy Man. Can Wiley find the courage to outsmart him, or will he fall to his father’s same fateful end? The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Nov. 4, 10 - 11 Join us as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn lead us on a pirate adventure through the joys and perils of growing up along the Mississippi. Tom, Huck, Becky and all the rest spring to life on our stage as we present our loving adaptation of one of Mark Twain’s most cherished novels. Adapted by Larry Snipes. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Nov. 24, Dec. 1 - 2 Performed in the Lexington Opera House Escaping war-torn 1940s London by taking refuge in the professor’s country home turns the lives of the Pevensie children topsy-turvy. This highly theatrical depiction of the classic story explores right and wrong, good and bad and puts loyalty to the test. Aesop’s Fables On Stage Dec. 9, 15 - 16 What do a tortoise, a hare, a goose, a golden egg, a lion and a mouse all have in common? Find out as our trio of storytellers uses music, dance and a dose of hilarity to reenact some of Aesop’s most famous fables. Adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes. Why Mosquitoes Buzz Jan. 27, Feb. 2 - 3, 2013 Jambo. Welcome to the village story circle. In this African folk tale, learn what happens when mosquito’s loud mouth causes a great jungle catastrophe . Pinkalicious The Musical Feb. 24, March 2 - 3 One not-so-ordinary day, Pinkalicious eats a few too many pink cupcakes and wakes up the next morning vibrantly pink from head to toe. She’s overjoyed until she learns that life can really stink when you’ re pink.


This musical adaptation of the popular book shows that eating your greens can actually be delicious . The Hundred Dresses April 20 - 21, 28 Wanda Petronski talks funny, has a strange last name, and wears the same faded blue dress to school every day. When she tells her classmates of the one hundred beautiful dresses she has at home , she unwittingly triggers a game of relentless teasing. The Tallest Tale Ever Told May 5, 11 - 12 Every tall tale character is born when the lighting flashed and the winds howled across the pr airie. These men embody the spirit necessary to tame the wild, wild west, but what about the women who stood beside them – strong, independent and legendary. By Vivian Snipes.

Project SEE Theatre (859) 225-0370 www.projectseetheatre.com Big Love 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 - 16, 21 - 23, March 1 - 2 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 24, March 3 Downtown Arts Center In this modern re-making of one of the western world’s oldest plays, “The Suppliants” by Aeschylus, playwright Charles Mee explores all the feelings men and women experience as love forces their strengths and weaknesses to surface – stubbornness, fear, lust, rage, tenderness, excitement, confusion, contentment, desire and, for the lucky two, adoration. Directed by Sullivan Canaday White. Ellis Island: The Dream of America 7:30 p.m. May 10 Singletary Center for the Arts Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” is a compelling multimedia theatre and orchestral backdrop in celebration of the historic American immigrant experience. It combines first-person narrations of seven immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island between 1910 and 1940, selected by Boyer from the Ellis Island Or al History Project, with Boyer’s original orchestral music. Presented by The Lexington Philharmonic, featuring Project SEE Theatre.

Studio Players All productions are held at the Carriage House Theater (154 W. Bell Ct.). Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. and opening night; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets can be purchased in advance through a box office partnership with Singletary Center for the Arts at www.scfatickets.com or by calling (859) 257-4929. www.studioplayers.org Elvis Has Left the Building Sept. 13 - 30 The Colonel, Elvis’s manager, has lost a bet and must schedule a special appearance for the star. But Elvis cannot be found and nobody can look and sing like Elvis, right? Directed by Eric Seale. My Three Angels Nov. 8 - 25

On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, Dec. 6 – 8 2 p.m. Dec. 9 Three women seek adventure and time travel in Eric Overmeyer’s modern comedy. From the 19th century to 1955, the future unfolds for these three explorers through twisting and turning escapades.

A scene from the Studio Players’ production of last season’s “39 Steps.” PHOTO FURNISHED BY LARRY NEUZEL

Loud and Clear: Winter Dance Concert 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 – 26, 2013 2 p.m. Jan. 27 Contemporary dance sounds off “Loud and Clear” for the second annual dance concert. Watch and listen as new works by faculty and guest artists come to life in the hands –and feet – of UK’ s talented dance students.

Christmas 1910 in French Guiana, and who is up there fixing M. Ducotel’s roof? Three cutthroats from the prison. Just his luck – troublemaking convicts show up at the very moment when the family business desperately needs a band of angels. Directed by Ross Carter. Southern Comforts Jan. 10 - 27, 2013 New Jersey widower Gus and Southern widow Amanda have little in common other than w aiting out a rainstorm. But opposites attract and before you know it – marriage? At their age? They can’t even agree where to be buried. Directed by Scott Turner. The Hound of Baskervilles March 7 - 24 A country house, a dead baronet, a curse, a dark moor, a missing boot, an anonymous warning, a litigious eccentric, a figure in the moonlight, ashes from a cigar, creeping fog, and a gigantic spectral hound – it’s a mystery that only Sherlock Holmes can solve. Directed by Gary McCormick. Funny Money May 9 - 26 Picking up the wrong briefcase, which is filled with a fortune in unmarked bills, leads to a series of lies to neighbors, policemen, the cab driver and the thugs who want their money back, and the need to start drinking. Directed by Bob Singleton.

Transylvania University Theatre All shows are presented in the Lucille C. Little Theater, unless otherwise noted. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m., all other performances are at 7:30 p.m. www.transy.edu/programs/theater The Liar Oct. 25 - 28, Nov. 1 - 3 A sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, mischievously adapted for today by David Ives, who wants us to savor every meticulously groomed conceit, every stylishly turnedout couplet, every assiduously manicured joke. Trust Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 Against the backdrop of the rock music scene , this contemporary comedy combines love, lust and lying. “Trust” sketches out the bumps and grinds of coupling and uncoupling in the ‘90s. Though the play’s

supposed theme is “trust,” it’s really about the fleetingness of passion. The Neo-Futurists Feb. 16, 2013 Founding Director Greg Allen will be here for an artistic residency of two weeks and will give a group of knowledge-hungry students the opportunity to develop their own show based on the principles of Neo-Futurism. Today Is History April 10 - 11, 13 This revelatory drama looks at life in two eras: Act I, students portray key events in the lives of people who transitioned from adolescent to adult 50 years ago; Act II, students portray defining moments from their own life experiences. What will they – and the audience – discover? Can the generation gap be bridged? Or have we entered a Brave New World? Written and performed by Transylvania students. Pippin May 16 - 18 Performed in Haggin Auditorium “Pippin” is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere .

UK Department of Theatre All shows are presented in the Guignol Theatre on the University of Kentucky campus. (859) 257-4929 www.scfatickets.com New Works Now! 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 - 8, Guignol Theatre University of Kentucky Department of Theatre presents this festival of student works, featuring three days of innovative dance and theatre productions by tomorrow’s stars. Selected for inclusion in the festival are eight original theatre, dance and performance art projects by UK student artists. Les Liaisons Dangereuses 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 – 13, 18 – 20 2 p.m. Oct. 21 A game of deceit. A sinful seduction. “Liaisons” has been translated again and again across generations and genres, proving itself a lasting tomb of youthful romance. Whether sizzling onscreen as “Cruel Intentions” or leaping off the page as an 18th century novel, this production is sure to tantalize and thrill and bring you back for more.

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Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 – 23, March 1 – 2 2 p.m. March 3 Oscar Wilde led an enlightened existence as one of the most creative literary geniuses in 19th-century England. Moises Kaufman’s drama deftly weaves selections of court transcripts and personal documents that paint the story of a man who w as lived boldly in a time that tried him for the passion that made him unique. Spring Awakening - a New Musical 7:30 p.m. April 18 – 20, 25 – 27 2 p.m. April 28 A story with a pulsating, pounding heartbeat – this Tony award-winning musical is a coming of age teen drama unlike any other. Set in 19th-century Germany, it speaks to generations of rebellious youth.

UK Opera Theatre The prestigious UK Opera Theatre performs at various locations. (859) 257-9331 www.ukoperatheatre.org The Phantom of the Opera 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 – 6, Oct. 10 - 13 2 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 - 14 Lexington Opera House Award-winning singers from UK Opera Theatre bring you “the music of the night” in this full production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” In Lexington for the first time ever. The Marriage of Figaro 7:30 p.m. March 1 - 3, 2013 2 p.m. March 2 Lexington Opera House Figaro is the count’s valet, and the count is plotting to bed Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna – maid to the countess. See how Figaro, Susanna and the countess foil the count, with the help of the love struck page, Cherubino. This clever, comical and lovable opera is the most produced opera in North America. It’s a Grand Night for Singing! 2013 7:30 p.m. June 7 - 8, 14 - 15 2 p.m. June 9 Singletary Center for the Arts “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” turns 21, and who knows what might happen during this annual, highly anticipated musical review.

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An American Requiem 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Immanuel Baptist Church This fall brings the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville – Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. Highlighting a piece first commissioned and performed by the singers in 1999 by K entucky’s own Joseph Baber, “An American Requiem” is an inspiring and moving work based on texts from the Civil War. Handel’s Messiah 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Singletary Center for the Arts

Opening Night Celebration: Firebird & Fandangos 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Singletary Center Program – Sierra: “Fandangos.” Rachmaninoff: “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini” – Alessio Bax, piano. Tchaikovsy: “Capriccio Italien.” Stravinsky: “Firebird Suite” (1919 Version).

Le Cabaret 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 2013, location TBD. Escape the winter blues with a fine dinner and show at our annual fund-raising auction. Relax in style as a small ensemble from the choir regale you with the best music around in an intimate cabaret setting.

Copland’s America 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Singletary Center Program – Sibelius: “Symphony No. 5.” Copland: “Old American Songs No. 1” and “Suite from the Tenderland.” Vaughan Williams: “Five Mystical Songs.” Featuring Noel Bouley, baritone and choruses from Berea College, Transylvania University, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky.

Festival of Choirs 4 p.m. March 9, Shiloh Baptist Church Experience the spirit and joy of Gospel choirs singing together with one voice of celebr ation. Area choirs and The Lexington Singers join forces to present the best of today’s Gospel music.

Candy Cane 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Singletary Center This family favorite will include music from holiday specials, featuring choruses from Lafayette High School and SCAPA, Bill Meck and more. Handel’s Messiah 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Cathedral of Christ the King Piazzolla’s Tango Opera 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 – 2, 2013, Downtown Arts Center Beethoven + eighth blackbird 7:30 p.m. March 1, Singletary Center Program – Mozart: “Divertimento K. 136.” Jennifer Higdon: “On a Wire” featuring eighth blackbird. Beethoven: “Symphony No. 7.” Bach Brandenburg 7:30 p.m. March 22, Singletary Center Program – Villa-Lobos: “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1.” Ginastera: “Variaciones Concertantes.” Bach: “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.” Handel: “Royal Fireworks Music.” Featuring guest conductor Chelsea Tipton, II.

POPS 8 p.m. May 18; 3 p.m. May 19 Lexington Opera House Hum along with your favorite musical medleys from Kentucky’s 2006 “Artist of the Year” and our own composer, arranger and accompanist, Jay Flippin.

Singletary Signature Series All shows are held at the Singletary Center for the Arts (405 Rose St.). (859) 257-4929 www.scfatix.com

Andrew Bird 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

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Live at Birdland 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 This dynamic new ensemble, straight from the jazz mecca of New York City, provides an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestr a. Chris Isaak 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 Isaak returns to Singletary with a new record in his discography, “Beyond the Sun,” which is a true labor of love and a riff on the glory days of Sun Studios.

Coppélia April 12 - 14 “Coppélia” is a lighthearted comedy about mistaken identity, mischief and love. The mysterious toymaker and his life-size doll, Coppélia, come from a story created by E.T.A. Hoffman.

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UK Symphony Orchestra feat. Christine Brewer 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2013 Brewer combines her vibrant personality with an emotional honesty that distinguishes her performances in opera and concert. Brewer’s range, tone, power and vocal control have made her a favorite of the stage as well as the recording studio . Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope 7:30 p.m. March 2 In this glittering production, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World.

The Lexington Ballet All performances are at the Lexington Opera House, unless noted otherwise. (859) 233-3925 www.lexingtonballet.org Hard Rock Ballet Sept. 14 - 16 Artistic Director Luis Dominguez brings this Lexington favorite back to the stage with new energy. Come see a dazzling performance with the legends of rock. Andrew Bird 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 Chicago based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird plays his violin in a most unconventional manner, accompanying himself on glockenspiel and guitar, adding singing and whistling to the equation, and becoming a pop songwriter in the process .

This classic ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev is an event for the whole family.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Brian Setzer has an astonishing consistency and quality of output, an honest reverence for the American musical tradition and an idiosyncratic swagger that is itself the kind of br and that defies all contrivance.

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Itzhak Perlman 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 Perlman will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” with the UK Symphony Orchestra.

The Nutcracker Dec. 7 - 9, 14 – 16 A family holiday tradition. Cinderella Jan. 26, EKU Center for the Arts

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Kentucky Ballet Theatre All performances are at the Lexington Opera House. (859) 252-5245 www.kyballet.com Dracula Oct. 19 - 20 Several centuries before Hollywood’s “Twilight” series lived the original vampire – Count Dracula. He has come back to deliver a Halloween scare , and tell his story in “Dracula: the Ballet.” The Night Before Christmas Dec. 22 - 23 What does Santa Claus really do on the night before Christmas? Find out in the Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s brand new family holiday ballet. Wizard of Oz Feb. 23 - 24, 2013 Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion are all waiting to entertain you in this award-winning production of the Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz.” Peter Pan May 11 - 12 Peter Pan flies straight to your heart when he, Wendy and the boys take the Lexington Opera House stage in this production of Kentucky Ballet Theatre.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference Sept. 21 - 22 The 34th Kentucky Women Writers Conference will feature food writer Ruth Reichl and novelist Karen Joy Fowler, author of the “Jane Austin Book Club,” and many more speakers, workshops, panels and readings. For more information and to register, visit kentuckywomenwriters.org or call (859) 257-2874 for more information.

Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound & Art Sept. 20 – 23 Various locations www.boomslangfest.com The fourth annual Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound & Art will take place at various venues throughout Lexington Sept. 20 - 23. A weekend of music, art, film and “other curiosities” presented by University of Kentucky student radio station WRFL 88.1 FM, the festival is an effort of the station to further its mission of providing a platform for non-commercial, nonmainstream live music and cultural events. This year’s line-up will be headlined by prolific Scottish shoegaze forebearers The Jesus and Mary Chain; indie pop legend Jeff Mangum, founder and frontman for the seminal group Neutral Milk Hotel; and doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus. Additional performances include acclaimed art-pop band, Deerhoof, Queens-based alternative hip hop group Das Racist;,genre-bending Chicagobased Brazilian jazz ensemble São Paulo Underground, experimental electronic artist Oneohtrix Point Never, and more than 20 additional acts. Other Boomslang events include music video and film screenings presented by Lexington Film League with the Lexington Public Library; a series of community skillshare workshops; Stars with Accents, a literary event presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference; and the second annual Queerslang Festival – music and other events events celebrating Lexington’s queer community.

Free events open to the public include: The Shadow History of Women in Hip Hop. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Lyric Theatre. The Sonia Sanchez keynote speech with hip-hop journalist, critic and filmmaker dream hampton. Gypsy Poetry Slam. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Carrick Theatre, Transylvania University. Live poetry competition with Tara Betts. Eating Our Words. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Worsham Theatre, University of Kentucky. Keynote presentation featuring Ruth Reichl.

Roots & Heritage Festival Street Fair: Sept. 7 - 9, corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane Month-long events held throughout September www.rootsfestky.com In celebrating 24 years of diversity, the annual Roots & Heritage Festival hosts events throughout September and consists of a wide variety of entertaining and culturally enriching activities. This year’s events include: art exhibits, literary readings, a golf tournament, film presentations, youth programs, a health fair, a fresh food marketplace and the popular three-day street festival. The street festival recaptures the powerful spirit of Lexington’s historical African American culture. Set alongside the historic Lyric Theatre, the festival kicks off with a full parade and continues throughout the afternoon and evening. With its energetic African

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Cincinnati Pops 8 p.m. Sept. 11 Al Green 8 p.m. Sept. 21

Aquila Theatre Company: Cyrano de Bergerac 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Aquila Theatre Company: The Taming of the Shrew 8 p.m. Feb. 15 One Man Star Wars 8 p.m. March 1 Mummenschanz 7:30 p.m. March 5

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The Boston Brass and The Enso String Quartet 8 p.m. April 5 Jeremy Kittel Band 7:30 p.m. April 23 Seraphic Fire 8 p.m. April 26 Sherrié Austin 7:30 p.m. May 6

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: “The Nutcracker” 8 p.m. Nov. 30 Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Concert 8 p.m. Dec. 4 STOMP 8 p.m. Jan. 16 – 17, 2013 The Lexington Ballet: “Cinderella” 8 p.m. Jan. 26

The EKU Center for the Arts presents Al Green 8 p.m. Sept. 21. PHOTO FURNISHED

The Black Watch & Band of the Scots Guards 8 p.m. Feb. 8 A Chorus Line 8 p.m. Feb. 19 Branford Marsalis 8 p.m. Feb. 26 Leahy 8 p.m. March 4 The Silk Road Ensemble feat. Yo-Yo Ma 8 p.m. March 20 Golden Dragon Acrobats: “Cirque Ziva” 8 p.m. March 26 Elvis Lives 8 p.m. April 3 Of Mice and Men 8 p.m. April 16 Celtic Woman 8 p.m. April 20

Norton Center for the Arts 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, Ky. (859) 236-4692 www.nortoncenter.com Huey Lewis & The News 8 p.m. Oct. 19 The King’s Singers & Seán Curran Company 8 p.m. Nov. 16

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oor Goetta. It tends to get a bad rap in the food world. Unlike the gastronomical praises of confit, pates, dried sausages and cured meats, goetta has a rather unsavory reputation. Where’s the love for this beloved Cincinnati charcuterie? The history of goetta – a blend of steel cut oats and ground meat (pork, beef or a mixture of both) – hails from the German settlers to the Cincinnati area in the early 19th century. “Goetta is actually not really German at all, but rather GermanAmerican, thus its popularity in the upper Midwest where many Germans settled in America,” said popular German chef Walter Staib, host of “Taste of History” on PBS. “It’s a frugal means of using an entire animal and making it go a bit further by adding oats or some filling to it, stemming from the traditional sausage making methods.” Although goetta is typically celebrated as Cincinnati fare, its origins are long steeped in Kentucky’s history. Gliers Goetta, the most recognizable name in the industry, was founded by the Glier family just across the river from Cincinnati in northern Kentucky. Longtime president Bob Glier was a graduate of EKU, and Bob’s son David graduated from NKU and is the third generation to carry on the goetta goodness. Goettafest, held each August, draws tens of thousands to the streets of MainStrasse Village in Covington for a Goetta smorgasbord like none other. Pizza, burgers, wraps, meatballs and even fudge are not exempt from being given a goetta makeover. Locally, you can order a crispy patty at Josie’s Diner in Chevy Chase and each October Glier’s sets up shop in the Incredible Food Show at Rupp Arena to educate and welcome a whole new crop of goetta fans. Although it isn’t too hard to come by in Lexington grocery stores, there’s nothing quite like homemade goetta. Traditionally, it’s made from pork parts not typically found, let’s say, at a barbeque, to put it nicely. Most online recipes for homemade goetta are more user friendly, substituting pork parts for readily available ground pork. This recipe calls for country spare ribs, a happy medium between the two. Homemade goetta is a fairly easy, albeit time consuming endeavor. A lazy Sunday afternoon is a perfect excuse to make a batch, which should provide you with enough goetta to host quite a bountiful Goettafest of your own for Sunday dinner.


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Homemade Goetta (adapted from Man Tested Recipes www.mantestedrecipes.com) Ingredients: • 2-3 pounds country-style pork ribs • 8 cups water • 2 1/2 cups steel-cut oatmeal • 20-plus bay leaves • 1 1/2 large onions, quartered • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven (or heavy pot with a tight fitting lid), gently boil the pork in 8 cups water with 10 of the bay leaves for about 15 minutes, until pork is cooked through. 3. Cool and remove pork, discard bay leaves. You want to keep the liquid, but strain it for any pork or bay leaves left. 4. Add salt and pepper, 10 new bay leaves, and the oatmeal to the liquid. Bring to a rolling boil on the stove and boil for 10 minutes . 5. Finely grind 1 onion in a food processor (or finely chop by hand) and add to oats . Cover and place in oven. It will bake there for an hour, until oats are fully cooked. 6. In a food processor or mill, grind the cooked pork (with all the fat) and reserve. 7. After 1 hour, the oatmeal will be thick and glistening from the fat. Stir in all the ground pork and the remaining chopped onions. 8. Cool and pack into loaf pans (rap the loaf

pans on the counter a few times to mak e sure the goetta is firmly packed into the loaf pan with no air or space.) Chill for at least 1 hour (or overnight) and slice into 1/4-inch pieces; fry slices on a hot griddle or cast iron skillet with oil or bacon grease until golden brown. Makes 2 loaves.

Huevos Rancheros with Goetta Refried Beans Thanks to goetta’s diversity and especially its association with breakfast fare, it serves as a great addition to even a delicious Mexican-inspired breakfast. Here, goetta is sliced and placed on top of refried beans. It could easily be fried, crumbled and mixed into the beans, much like chorizo.

To assemble: Place a tablespoon of salsa on a tortilla. Top with fried eggs. Top eggs with another spoonful of salsa. Add refried beans to side of plate. Place strips of goetta on top of the beans. Top eggs, beans and goetta with shredded pepper jack cheese, scallions, cilantro and a drizzle of the crema or sour cream. Serve immediately. Serves four.

Ingredients: • 1 can refried beans (or homemade, if you like) adventurous) • 4 slices of goetta • 8 corn tortillas • 2 cups salsa • Vegetable oil (for frying) • 8 eggs • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded • 2 scallions, chopped • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema or sour cream Method: 1. In a small saucepan, heat refried beans until bubbly and hot. On a griddle or in a cast iron skillet, fry goetta until crisp. Set both aside. 2. Cover bottom of a medium frying pan with vegetable oil, bring to 340 degrees over medium heat. Working one at a time, quickly fry each tortilla, about two seconds per side. Drain tortillas on paper towels, place two tortillas on each plate, and put in a 200 degree oven to k eep warm. 3. Fry two eggs at a time until cooked over-easy, with soft yolks. Keep finished eggs warm in oven as you continue cooking.

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• 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce • Jalapeño relish (optional) Method: 1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place rye squares on a baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. 2. In large skillet, cook goetta over medium high heat until evenly browned and crisp. 3. Add Worcestershire sauce and cubed cheese over crisped goetta, allowing it to melt, stirring occasionally. 4. Once melted and mixed well, spoon a generous amount on each rye square. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned on top. 5. Remove and cool slightly. Top with a small spoonful of jalapeño relish, if desired, and enjoy.

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The key to great goetta is getting a crispy crunch on the outside. Whether eating it as an accompaniment to eggs and toast or as the star feature on a hamburger bun, crispiness is key. Makes 1 burger.

Goetta Hanky Pankies Hanky Pankies, a party appetizer made by topping rye bread squares with melted Velveeta cheese and sausage crumbles, have been a staple at parties, tailgating events and outdoor gettogethers for decades. Say auf wiedersehen to sausage though, and guten tag to goetta in this tasty adaptation. Ingredients: • 1 pound goetta • 1 (8 ounce) package processed cheese (Velvetta), cubed • 1 package rye bread squares

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oritos, grilled cheese, Little Debbie snacks, bologna on saltines, Fruity Pebbles, Pizza Rolls and SpaghettiO’s. Bring back any mid-September, 3 p.m., junior high school memories? Ah yes, it’s coming back, right? I’m talking about the highly anticipated after school snack. When I asked Facebook friends their favorite childhood after school snack, I was inundated with over two dozen enthusiastic, reminiscent responses. Some, I’ve mentioned below, and nearly all were unhealthy, processed, but oh-so-nostalgic treats. As a mom of three boys, two of which are now school aged, daily I don snack chef hat. This is a tall order and, if I’m honest, one that I fail at quite often. Twenty years ago, Pizza Rolls were considered a perfect after school snack option – one that I routinely devoured as a pre-teen. But as many of us have come to learn either by choice or osmosis in recent years, these brightly packaged foods probably aren’t the best form of sustenance and nutrition, especially for growing bodies. Clearly, children should be content with a banana and glass of water after school, right? Unfortunately not. A kid’s day is long – many heading out the door by 7 a.m. or earlier and with lunchtimes ending before noon. Because no more than four hours should lapse between refueling, after school snacks that incorporate both lean protein and healthy carbs actually provide kids the proper nutrition required for growth, energy, homework and participation in activities throughout the evening.

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Homemade Pizza Rolls Ingredients: • 2 sheets of puffed pastry, defrosted Or 1 refrigerated roll of pizza crust (or homemade, if you are so inclined) • 6 tbsp pizza sauce • 2 tsp Italian herbs • 4 slices of ham, diced • 2 cup grated pizza cheese

PHOTOS BY MEGAN SMITH

Method: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper and set aside. 2. Spread puff pastry sheet or pizza dough with pizza sauce, sprinkle with Italian herbs

and diced ham. Spread the pizza cheese over the top. 3. Roll tightly into a scroll and slice the scroll evenly into 12 pieces. 4. Place on tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until bubbly and cooked through.

Apple Nachos

• 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

I love this food concoction. It requires no baking, and it is visually both fun and colorful. It’s nutritious and definitely a winner with kids. (Adapted from www.manifestvegan.com, pictured on previous page.) Ingredients: • 3 crispy and slightly tart apples • 1 tsp lemon juice • 3 tbsp peanut butter • 1/4 cup sliced almonds • 1/4 cup pecans

Brownie Bites These couldn’t be simpler and take the place of a pre-packaged sweet snack. Make a couple of batches, mixing flavors to your tastes and keep them stored in the freezer. An hour before school ends, take them out of the freezer and let them defrost on a plate. Serve a couple of these brownies with veggie sticks and hummus for a well-rounded after school snack. Ingredients: • 1 c. butter • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate • 1 2/3 c. sugar • 4 large eggs • 2 tsp. vanilla • 3/4 tsp. baking powder • 1 tsp. salt • 1 3/4 c. flour • 2/3 c. chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)

Method: 1. Slice the apples thin enough for easy eating. Rub each apple with just a bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning. Place on a large plate, piling the apple slices like chips. 2. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 20 seconds or until runny. Drizzle over the apples. Top the apples and peanut butter with coconut, sliced almonds, a few pecans and, of course, chocolate chips.

Method: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. 2. In a heavy large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring as it gets smooth. Remove from heat and cool. 3. Stir in sugar, vanilla and eggs and mix well. 4. Add in flour, salt and baking powder and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. 5. Pour batter evenly into the muffin pan. Top with an assortment of flavors (see below) and bake for 18-20 minutes or until just a few brownie crumbs stick to a toothpick. Cool, remove from pan and enjoy. Mix-in ideas: • Strawberry slices • Banana • Peanut Butter • Walnuts • Blueberries • Cooked and crumbled bacon

That’s right. Split. Same fees. No increase. Just two bills. One from Kentucky American Water just for water. And one from our city for basic services we use every day. Kentucky American made a decision to discontinue billing city services as of September. So this month, look for a bill from LEXserv – our city’s new billing program for sanitary sewers, water quality management and landfill. LEXserv fees will pay for three basic city services that used to be on your water bill: Water quality which improves storm sewers to keep streams clean. Disposal of waste to landfills and keeping our sanitary sewer system working.

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t its most basic, dance is a relationship between movement, space and time. But for professional dancer Lakshmi Sriraman, founder of Lexington’s Shree School of Dance and one of the most recent additions to the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Arts Directory, dance is much more than that. “You feel a music and you let it just seep into you, every cell of you, into your soul, and it just bursts out as movement,” said Sriraman, one of a handful of dancers in Kentucky with a professional emphasis on the traditional Indian dance form known as Bharatanatyam. She explained that much of her work over the past four or five years has centered on education and increasing the awareness about that particular form of dance. “When you say ‘India’ and ‘dance,’ the first thing that comes to everybody’s mind is Bollywood dance,” said Sriraman, who moved to Lexington in 2005. “I love Bollywood dance – it’s great entertainment. But (the experience that) classical dance provides is very different. It’s a very involved sense of movement, and it’s also spiritual by it’s very nature.” Bharatanatyam dance relies heavily on the Natya Shastra, a highly detailed document dating back to 200 B.C. which Sriraman refers to as “the bible for all performing arts in India.” The treatise outlines precise details of the art form, ranging from stage set-up to hand, neck and eye movement. “(The Natya Shastra) provides a vocabulary, and we use a vocabulary based on what it is that we want to express,” she said. She added that while she works to preserve the “purity and tradition of the moves themselves,” the ultimate expression of the traditional dance form has changed over the years as it has evolved from a ritualistic temple art to a form of entertainment geared toward a more general audience. “It’s not that we are dancing the same dance that we did 2,000 years ago, but we are using the same codified gestures and moves. ... The format of the program has changed, because you’re wanting to please the sensibilities of the audience.” To that end, Sriraman often incorporates modern elements, including spoken

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word poetry and more modern music, into her performances. While she considers her dance to be, in large part, a window to traditional Indian heritage and culture, Sriraman says she is primarily concerned with creating a portal where she can engage with her audience to create a unique experience. Where theatre actors often work to create a “fourth wall” – i.e., an imagined boundary between performer and audience – Sriraman finds herself working in each performance to break that boundary down. “I consciously try to take away that wall and connect with (the audience) completely,” she said. “The Natya Shastra talks of how the purpose of performing arts is to create a response in the audience, the viewer – when you feel it, you feed it back to me and we create together.” Sriraman moved to the United States from India in 1994 to pursue her MBA, with a master’s degree in mathematics and science already under her belt. She spent a decade in a successful career as a management consultant with an HR management firm before the birth of her son in 2004 inspired her to give up the days of long hours and travel in order to more seriously pursue her lifelong passion of Indian dance. She landed an intensive apprenticeship with Smt. Priyadarsini Govind, an award-winning Bharatanatyum dancer whom she had admired greatly in her early teens and 20s. “She was always my inspiration growing up,” Sriraman said of Govind, whom she first met while living in Atlanta in 2004. Govind had traveled there to give a workshop; the two “hit it off as people” and set up an apprenticeship that has had Sriraman traveling to India about once a year to study with Govind. One of Sriraman’s greatest joys as a dancer lies in teaching others, and she reaches around 30 – 40 students each Sunday at the Shree School of Dance, which she founded soon after moving to Lexington. While there are many historical and technical aspects that can be passed down from one generation to the next, she admits that there are some aspects of dance – which she lightly termed “soul-thetics,” in reference to the expression of something deep inside oneself – that dancers must find in themselves. “That cannot be choreographed. And you can’t teach that either,” she said. “You can talk about the end product and where the impulse will lie, but the process between that impulse and end product is a very personal journey.”

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HISTORY

(Attempted) Murder Most Foul

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Maxwell Place as it appeared prior to 1900. It was the site of a 1904 attempted poisoning of members of the Mulligan family (courtesy of the E.I. Thompson collection).

BY JAMES MILLARD | HISTORY COLUMNIST

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he sensational attempted murder of one of Lexington’s most prominent families gripped the community for weeks 108 years ago this month. To understand how prominent the Mulligans were requires the back story. Dennis Mulligan came to Kentucky in 1835 as a surveyor, and settled in Lexington. Soon he became one of the town’s leading citizens and a power in the Democratic Party. His store on the corner of Vine and Mulberry (now South Limestone) streets was the center of local politics. Mulligan’s wealth benefited the Catholic church, contributing to the construction of area churches and schools, and organizing Calvary Cemetery on West Main. His son James Hillary Mulligan easily rode to the top of the local and state political order, serving as judge of the Recorder’s Court – a title he retained for the rest of his life – as well as a state representative and senator. (James is best remembered today for his famous poem “In Kentucky” that ends with the oft-quoted line, “And the politics the damnedest in Kentucky.”)

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At the close of the War Between the States, Dennis bought a 14-acre lot on Winslow Avenue (now Euclid) to prevent it from falling into the hands of speculators. The prominence of this acreage was the presence of three natural springs called Maxwell Springs, of which Henry Clay said, “No man can consider himself a gentleman until he has watered his horse at Maxwell Springs.” The springs were also a site for political rallies. Having seen Clay speak here when Mulligan was a child may have influenced his career. Dennis subsequently gave the land to his son James, the judge, who in 1870 built Maxwell Place (now the traditional home of the president of the University of Kentucky). Judge Mulligan and his wife, Mary Huston Mulligan, improved the property with gardens and flowering trees, and he began raising prized cattle and fine horses. Soon, four children – Louis, James, Mollie and Alice – added to their happiness. That happiness was shattered on April 10, 1876, when Mary died at age 28. The judge buried his grief in his law practice, while the servants took care of the children. Five years later, Mulligan took a second wife, the socially prominent Genevieve Morgan Williams of Nashville, a cousin of Gen. John Hunt Morgan, President John Tyler and Mary Anna Jackson – widow of the martyred Confederate general. Although the second marriage produced four more children (Dennis, Marion, Katherine and Willoughby), happiness did not return to Maxwell Place. But now we are getting ahead of the story. It happened on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1904, at midday dinner. First soup was served, followed by coffee. As servant Lewis Mitchell presented the serving platter with baked salmon to Mrs. Mulligan, he allegedly bent over and whispered, “Don’t take none of this; it’s doctored.” Dennis, who along with Katherine and Willoughby was seated with their mother, at first wanted to test the fish on the dogs. Bowing to objections, he had the fish sent to be tested at nearby State College (UK), where it was determined to have enough arsenic “to kill several people.” The police were called and Mitchell, a paroled murderer, was arrested. Mitchell was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 30, and try though he may, the judge could not prevent the Mulligan family secrets from being aired in public. Like the Todds before them, the Mulligan children were two families that did not get along with each other. Genevieve, upon marrying the judge, had sent the original four children off to boarding school; the judge was deaf to their pleas to come home. Even her own children were rarely happy under her charge, according to letters read in open court and printed on the front page of The Lexington Herald chronicling the dysfunctional family. Mollie had moved out of Maxwell Place after a fight with her father over a trip to Mammoth Cave (the judge did not approve of the young man she was seeing at the time; now her husband), and left home to live with her sister Alice and Alice’s husband. James Jr. had left for Chicago after another fight with his father, and once contemplated suicide “by jumping in the lake.” Mitchell, casually referred to as “the negro” in the not-so subtle racism of the time, did not help his own case at all. First he stated he had come to work in the morning and saw the icebox door open and the salmon on the counter. Later, he testified he had started to eat the salmon for lunch when he saw “a fine white powder, which looked like quinine sprinkled around it.” A third time, he claimed he saw a mysterious woman in men’s clothing “dodging about” the yard. Then Mitchell dropped a bombshell: James Jr. had offered him $100 to poison the judge. The younger James, it seems, had been in Lexington the day before the attempted poisoning, trying to arrange a meeting with his father. The judge refused, and James returned to Chicago. Under oath, James said he was angry with his stepmother and father because they were spending his mother’s money that rightfully was his and his siblings’. He said would “get even with certain persons.” Speculation was that the judge was the target all along. But when he did not return from downtown for the meal, Mitchell warned the other family members about the tainted fish. In the end, James was exonerated, and the jury was hung over Mitchell’s guilt. The cook? She was hardly noticed at all.

James Millard James Millard is president & CEO of the Lexington History Museum. For more info, visit www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org.

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Arts, Music, Fundraisers, Announcements, Kids, Classes, Workshops

September Events Calendar

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Rosa Goddard Film Festival Sept. 12 - Oct. 3. A series of international film screenings in the spirit of Rosa Goddard, a longtime fan of cinema and the K entucky Theatre, resurrected by independent bookstore and gift shop sQecial Media. Films will be shown on Wednesdays, and include “Band of Outsiders,” “Diva,” “Knife in the Water” and “Weekend.” All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles . 7:15 p.m. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. www.kentuckytheatre.com.

ART September Gallery Hop. September 21. Art exhibits and gallery receptions at a variety of Lexington venues. 5 - 8 p.m. For more details, including a full list of venues, visit www.galleryhoplex.com. Fourth Friday. Sept. 28. Enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at this monthly art happy hour presented by the Lexington Art League. Featuring the exhibit “The 200,” an exhibition of 200 works of art offered to the Lexington Art League by artists in support of the organization's operations 6 – 9 p.m. Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr. (859) 254-7024. www.lexingtonartleague.org. Out of the Woods. Through Sept. 7. Exhibit of work by Kathy Rees Johnson. Johnson’s love of trees in the landscape is dramatically captured in paintings by layering watercolor and pastel. (Opening reception: Aug. 9, 5 - 8 p.m.). 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester St. No. 170. www.msrezny.com. KY.7 Biennial. Through Sept. 9. A regional survey of contemporary art produced in Kentucky and its seven

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contiguous states. Artwork selected is innovative in concept and execution, is culturally relevant, and addresses issues important to contemporary life. Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Dr. (859) 254-7024. www.lexingtonartleague.org. 2012 Perspectives of LaShun Beal: Impressions of Life Exhibit. Through Sept. 9. Selftaught artist, Beal has challenged himself throughout his career to perfecting his art on various mediums ; on display are vibrantly decorated paintings, charger/plates, and household items such as light switch covers , clocks, lamps, vases and coffee tables. The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. (859) 280-2201. www.lexingtonlyric.com. Mettle: The UK Art Faculty Exhibition. Sept. 16 – Dec. 23. Admission is free. Curated by Lisa Dent, this exhibition of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts faculty artists includes Ruth Adams, Sarah Wylie A. Van Meter, Garry Bibbs, Roger Boulay, Jeremy Colbert, Rob Dickes, Beth Ettensohn, Gerald Ferstman, Valerie Fuchs, Rae Goodwin, Sharon Lee Hart, Marty Henton, Marty, Hui Chi Lee, Doreen Maloney, Matt Page, Ebony Patterson, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Bobby Scroggins, Robert Shay, Brandon Smith, Hunter Stamps, Dima Strakovsky, Lynn

Sweet, George Szekely and James Wade. The Art Museum at UK, Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum. Lasting Legacy. Through Sept. 23. This exhibition traces modernism from the 1920s through the 1970s and includes major figures such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Jean Dubuffett as well as American masters Milton Avery, John Marin, Ed Ruscha and Morris Graves. UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. www.uky.edu/artmuseum. It’s Easy Beading Green. Through Sept. 30. This exhibit is the result of a community art project which was designed to engage participants and viewers in a dialogue about the need for repurposing materials into decorative and functional objects. The "call to artists" was answered by over 500 bead-makers who contributed 2,500 eco-art beads. UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. www.uky.edu/artmuseum. Willie Rascoe: The Core of Nature’s Beauty. Through Oct. 19. Born in rural Christian County, Ky., in 1950, Willie Rascoe was the first black student to graduate from the Sinking Fork Elementary School following racial integration of the public schools. Rascoe felt the

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Through Oct. 20. Working in pairs, eight visual artists combine talents and mediums to create dynamic new images. Each artist will exhibit their work beside the collabor ative piece. Artists include Marco Logsdon and Matt Matsubara; Rene Hales and Melissa Hall; Laverne Zabielski and Kathleen O’Brien; Mary Rezny and Karen Spears. Opening reception Sept. 21, 5 - 8 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment. MS Rezny Gallery, 903 Manchester St. (859) 252-4647.

urge to create and was drawn to the pieces of driftwood and other natural materials that he would find during long contemplative walks along the lakes, rivers and woods of his western Kentucky home. His complex and intriguing abstractions are inspired by African imagery and Rascoe’s highly evolved human and animal forms evoke a spiritual quality that blends wood, seeds, bones, shells and other natural materials. (Opening reception presented as part of the Roots & Heritage F estival: 5 - 8 p.m. Sept. 7.) Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat. Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. www.lasclex.org. Where Were You in ’62 – Saddlebreds, the Museum and the Sixties. Through Jan. 31, 2013. A special exhibit presented by The American Saddlebred Museum (4083 Iron Works Pkwy.). (859) 259-2746. www.asbmuseum.org.

PERFORMANCE Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound & Art. Sept 20-23. A multi-venue festival featuring live music, art and “other curiosities,” presented by the University of Kentucky student-and community run radio station, WRFL. With headlining performances by Jesus & Mary


Chain, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Das Racist and others, the event will also feature film screenings , multi-media events, a literary event, workshops and other events. Various venues throughout Lexington. www.boomslangfest.com Firebird & Fandangos. Sept. 14. The Lexington Philharmonic kicks off the 2012 - 2013 season with musical fireworks showcased by American composer Roberto Sierra’s fantasy piece “Fandangos” and works by Russian-born composers Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, featuring Alessio Bax on piano for Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme” by Paganini. 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

LITERATURE & FILM Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference. Sept 20-23. This year’s iteration of the annual conference has a strong emphasis on food writing, with a keynote address by Ruth Reichl, former editor and writer for Gourmet Magazine and presenters that include Stella Parks and Rona Roberts. The weekend-long conference also includes a number of free community readings and events. Various locations. www.uky.edu/WWK.

HEALTH & FITNESS Wellness Wednesday at Good Foods Co-Op. Sept. 5. On the first Wednesday of the month, all customers will receive discounts on all supplements, body care, and bulk herb & spice items. Customers can special order Wellness Wednesday items ahead of time and pick

them up on Wellness Wednesday. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 2781813. www.goodfoods.coop. Everyday Yoga for Kids. Sept. 15. This workshop is a playful blend of Yoga, breathing, and wellness tips designed to entice our little ones’ imaginations and spirit. We will learn various poses, practice movement, and stillness to release tension and anxiety while gaining focus and concentration. 9:45 a.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop. Chinese Medicine for Your Health: Allergies. Sept. 15. Learn how Chinese medicine provides relief from allergies of all kinds. Various types of allergies will be discussed, including environment, chemical, and changing seasons, as well as various Chinese medicine and methods, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbs, qi gong, and diet. 2 – 3 p.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop. The 30 Minute Vegan. Sept. 27. In this class, led by Carolyn Gilles, participants will prepare recipes that take less than 30 minutes, start to finish. We'll also learn about what foods to keep in the pantry for a quick and healthy meal after a long day at the office or hiking in the Gorge. An abbreviated version of the full class held at The Wholesome Chef. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop. Green Sprouts Kids Club. Sept. 29. Kate Horning will teach kids about great ways to start the day with

healthy breakfast choices. Kids will have an opportunity to sample delicious, healthy smoothies. There will be recipes available for the kids and parents. 10 - 11 a.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop. National Alliance on Mental Health Familyto-Family Course. Sept. 5 - Nov. 14. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) in Lexington is offering an upcoming Family-to-Family education/support course for family members of individuals living with a mental illness. Course runs for 11 consecutive Wednesdays starting Sept. 5. The course and all class materials are free, including a 1 1/2 inch thick notebook full of educational materials on mental illness. Upon registration, participants will receive on e-mail confirmation and will be told where the classes will be held. 6-9 p.m. (859) 272-7891. www.nami.org/familytofamily.

CLASSES Wheeler Dealer’s Square Dance Club Beginner and Mainstream Lessons. First and third Fridays of each month, beginning Sept. 6. 7 - 9 p.m. Morning Pointe, 233 Ruccio Way. (859) 272-4769. Community Centers Open for the Season. Sept. 10. The Parks & Recreation Community Centers (Castlewood, Dunbar, Kenwick and William Wells Brown) will open for the season on Monday, Sept. 10. Each of the four centers offers a v ariety of activities such as wellness programs, dance classes, aerobics, karate, arts & crafts, homework help clubs and more. The centers located at Castlewood, Dunbar and

Kenwick will be open from 3–9 p.m., Monday–Thursday and 3–7 p.m. on Friday. William Wells Brown will be open 5–9 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. (859) 288-2953. History to Chew On. Sept. 11. Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for their “History to Chew On” series. Held the first Tuesday of the month through October, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. This month's topic is the Civil War at Henry Clay's Ashland Estate and will be presented by Eric Brooks. The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. 6 p.m. McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Ln. (859) 225-4073. The Next Generation of Citizens: How Civics is Taught in Kentucky Schools. Sept. 13. Presented by the Central Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters, this panel discussion will feature a v ariety of panelists from the local education system. 7 - 9 p.m. Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave. French Lessons. Sept. 10 - Nov. 27. The Carnegie Center will be offering French lessons to various levels of proficiency. Call the center or the instructor for a list of classes and schedules. The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, W. 2nd St., (859) 254-4175.

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EVENTS Sampling Saturday. Sept. 1. Meet our local producers and sample their unique products during our monthly Sampling Saturday event. Free store tours available as well; sign up at the customer service desk. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Good Foods Market & Cafe, 455 Southland Dr. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop. September Discover Night feat. John DeCuir. Sept. 6. The Living Arts & Science Center’s September Discovery Night program will present John DeCuir Jr., a Hollywood Art Director and Production Designer for films such as Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Fright Night and Scream. DeCuir will discuss how he collects images and ideas that inspire him, and references those ideas for projects. This Discovery Night is appropriate for school-age children, teens, and adults. 6 - 8 p.m. Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. www.lasclex.com. The Kentucky BASH. Sept 7. This spirited evening benefitting Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital will feature bourbon and wine tastings, a sophisticated southern menu, live music by The Johnson Brothers, a silent auction and an exclusive live auction. Also featuring special guests Coach Joker and Leslie Phillips. 7 p.m. Donamire Farm. (859) 254-5701, ext. 5603. 12th Annual Dog Paddle. Sept. 8. Bring your dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool. (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.) All dogs must have a 2011 or 2012 r abies tag or other proof of vaccination. Proceeds will benefit the addition of amenities of dog parks in Fayette County. The event

will take place rain or shine; if there is inclement weather on Saturday that is of great length or intensity , this event will be postponed to Sept. 9) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Woodland Aquatic Center. (859) 288-2900. www.friendsofthedogpark.org. Rock the Vote. Sept. 10. Rock The Vote (RTV), a national organization that musically celebrates political awareness and responsibility amongst young adults, is coming to the University of Kentucky for the first time. The free show features Ohio natives and up-and-coming rockers, Walk The Moon. UK Student Government Association will be holding voter registration at the event along with booths from other organizations. 8 – 9:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom. Ed Houlihan Halfway to St. Patrick’s Celebration. Sept. 11. Now celebrating 10 years, this annual event will feature Irish stew and Irish breads by Mary Parlanti, Irish music by Liam's Fancy, Irish dancers and bagpipe music. Also includes a silent auction, door prizes, and guest bartenders. Proceeds go to scholarships for students for Sister Cities Lexington/County Kildare student exchange program. 5:30 - 8 p.m. O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 2051 Richmond Rd. September Fashion Show. Sept. 12. Presented by the Newcomers Club of Lexington, a social club for new and established residents of the Bluegrass. 11:30 a.m. Red Mile Clubhouse. 1200 Red Mile Rd. (859) 5363689. www.newcomerscluboflexingtonky.webs.com Greek Festival. Sept 14-16. This annual festival presented by the Greek Orthodox Church features authentic Greek food and entertainment. Fri., 5 - 9 p.m.; Sat., 11

a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., noon - 6 p.m. Red Mile Clubhouse, 1200 Red Mile Rd. Makenna Foundation: The Art of Making Miracles. Sept. 14. The 12th annual Art of Making Miracles, presented by The Makenna Foundation, will benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. An exciting evening of fabulous auction items, great food and entertainment. 6 - 11 p.m. Re/MAX Creative Realty, 2808 Palumbo Dr. (859) 422-2010. Sts. Peter & Paul Downtown Fall Festival. Sept 14-15. This second annual festival features kid’s carnival games, inflatables, basket raffle, food, beer, bingo and other games. Also featuring live music by The Twiggenburys and Big River. 4 - 11 p.m. Saints Peter and Paul School, 423 W. Short St. www.sppslex.org. Supermercados Aguascalientes presents Festival Latino de Lexington. Sept. 14 - Sept. 15. Two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family at the Festival Latino de Lexington. Featuring music, dancing, fireworks, a "Trip to Rio Carnival," great Latino food, traditional dances, and arts and crafts from all parts of Latin America. Other activities will include information booths, cultural presentations, youth activities, music, dancing and vendors selling authentic cuisine and wares. 5 - 11 p.m. Friday; 4 - 11 p.m. Saturday. Robert E. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone. (859) 288-2925. Moon Festival Celebration. Sept. 15. Presented by the Kentucky Chinese American Association, this event will feature moon cake tastings and competition, a talent show featuring Chinese American dancers, singers

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y first computer was purchased while I was at the university for the use of the counseling center. That had to be in the early ‘80s. I was dragged into the computer age almost kicking and screaming in my usual resistance to change. Of course, when I learned the convenience it provided, I grudgingly used it and when I left the university in 1985, I bought my own. It was the size of a suitcase and was called a portable. It contained its own printer and I used it in my private practice to print out test results and write letters. Its “portability” was limited to if somebody else carried it, but it served me pretty well for my five years of private practice. It used a large size floppy disc, and after a while it was obviously time for me to buy a new computer. That meant learning another system, but I managed it with new programs, Quarto for writing and Quicken for spreadsheets – very satisfying. I treated computers as I did automobiles. I never cared what made them run or how they were made, just so when I turned the key they ran. My first husband disliked the computer because I paid more attention to it than I did to him. He had employees for that scutwork, but my second husband (before he was my husband, he was my major professor and co-author of our publish-or-perish research and publications) pushed me into keeping up with the Bill Gateses and Stephen Jobses of this new world. To me, keeping up was a new computer until the software stopped working on that model. Whenever I had trouble, he would carry the computer over to the repairman, who fixed it or sent him home with a new one. After he died, I relied on my son for carrying and getting repairs. I had begun writing this column by then, and I had been keeping my finances on the computer, so it had become an essential part of life, and it remains so. But it was getting slower and slower and everyone said I needed a new one. A new one would have to have a disc drive for my floppies containing all my tax records for years. I would put up with creeping pace, but I wouldn’t regenerate all that data. Fortunately for me, David’s step-daughter Jessica has returned to Lexington. She is a computer whiz and between him and her, I now have a new computer set up. They selected it, brought it in and made it work. Those jokes people my age tell about having to have a teenager show them how to use any new appliance are based on fact. I’m very lucky – David knows a good deal about computers and Jessie knows a whole lot (much more than a good deal). After a lot of their time and caring I’m up and running. It only took me a day and a half to learn as much as where I was when the old computer slowed up to the point of expiration. With any luck, this one will last until I can’t write any more and some one else is keeping my records for me. I’m aware that new learning is deemed essential for keeping the brain flexible and functioning – this qualifies as new learning, I hope. All that exercise I’m doing three times a week may keep me mobile. If it doesn’t, I’m going to send messages from the other world, suggesting that the people who are left sit around a lot and listen to politicians. That will make their lives so unpleasant they won’t mind dying.

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Pete’s Properties Real Estate Transactions for 40502 & 40503

40502

105 Old Cassidy Ave., $310,000

1050 Cooper Dr., $555,000

185 St Margaret Dr., $133,900

1969 Blairmore Rd., $323,000

1242 Cooper Dr., $560,000

1167 Turkeyfoot Rd., $140,000

1229 Providence Ln., $325,000

3616 Hidden Pond Rd., $584,000

3372 Montavesta Rd., $141,000

1034 Cooper Dr., $341,000

157 Chenault Rd., $600,000

500 Laketower Dr., $142,000

412 Kingswood Dr., $342,000

1218 Summit Dr., $620,000

1132 Turkeyfoot Rd., $154,000

3315 Brookhill Cir., $352,938

305 Clinton Rd., $800,000

415 Marquis Ave., $155,000

146 Chenault Ave., $355,000

739 Aurora Ave., $160,000

622 Tateswood Dr., $390,000

2108 Taborlake Cir., $191,000

416 Hart Rd., $410,000

998 Edgewater Dr., $218,000

1520 Fontaine Rd., $413,000

304 Melbourne Way, $235,000

417 Cochran Rd., $417,000

98 Goodrich Ave., $149,900

2109 Taborlake Cir., $262,000

209 Woodspoint Rd., $435,000

2035 Rainbow Rd., $160,000

692 Mount Vernon Dr., $264,000

2141 Woodmont Dr., $435,000

206 Lackawanna Rd., $175,000

433 Cochran Rd., $265,000

220 Kingsway Dr., $450,000

143 Wabash Dr., $195500

3434 Pepperhill Rd., $265,000

133 Louisiana Ave., $455,000

213 Melbourne Way, $205,000

141 Romany Rd., $295,000

235 McDowell Rd., $515,000

200 Shady Ln., $350,000

40503 212 E. Lowry Ln., $85,000 103 Lackawanna Rd., $109,000 107 Elam Park, $117,000

TOP-SELLING PROPERTY 305 CLINTON ROAD $800,000

Recent home transactions in this magazine’s distribution area. Information obtained from the Fayette County Clerk’s Office in August ’12.

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2330 Sandersville Rd. | $985,000 Originally designed in 1950 as the retail store for Hillenmeyer Nurseries by architect Robert McMeekin, this one of a kind property today boasts a fabulous interior, unique architecture and a gorgeous setting! 3 BR, 3 full BA. A must see! Too many new design features and amenities to list! The adjacent 1500 square foot guest home may be purchased separately.Z

Conveniently located near the University of KY and Chevy Chase, this well-maintained townhouse features hardwood floors on the first level, updated kitchen with stainless appliances, 2 BR and 3.5 BA! Plus a family room with fireplace, finished basement with full bath, washer/dryer, private patio and one car garage with an extra parking spot. Great location!

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Charming 1.5 story home backing up to The Arboretum! Features 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, 2 BR and a full bath on the first level, updated kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless appliances and breakfast room overlooking the deck and backyard area. Second floor has a large master suite with renovated and spacious bath and closet area.

Spacious home with updates on cul de sac in The Woods subdivision. Features 4 BR, 3 full and 2 half BAs, updated kitchen with granite, built-in cabinetry. Exterior has been completely redone with new windows, Hardie plank siding and front and back porches including a Timbertek wrap around back porch.

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225 Barrow Rd. | $1,625,000

706 Pleasant St. Paris, KY | $399,000

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Beautifully decorated Castlegate home, well appointed and move-in ready! Located on over a half acre lot, 4 BR, 3 full and 2 half BA, features hardwood floors on the first level, extensive crown moldings, built-in cabinetry, updated kitchen with granite and new appliances. Too many incredible amenities to list.

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Known as The Reverend John Lyle’s Residence and built around 1800, this home features random width ash floors, gorgeous woodwork and moldings, 6 fireplaces, an elevator and spacious rooms. 4 BR, 2.5 BA located on a large, private corner lot with mature trees. Located near downtown Paris restaurants and shopping, and only 25 minutes from downtown Lexington.

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