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MEET JENNIFER MOSSOTTI NEW COUNCILMEMBER FOR THE 9TH DISTRICT

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ennifer Mossotti certainly isn’t a stranger to local politics, and after a nearly decade long hiatus, she has returned to her familiar seat as the 9th District Councilmember. Councilmember Mossotti answered a few questions for us about her plans and goals for her district and Lexington. What was the impetus behind your wish to r eturn to the Urban County Council this past year? I thoroughly enjoyed previously serving on the Urban County Council for four terms from 19972004 and was honored that neighbors and residents of the 9th District continued to urge me to once again seek to represent our neighbor hoods down at City Hall. With the many chalMOSSOTTI lenges our community faces I felt that my previous council experience could benefit the families and small businesses of the 9th District. We need active, proactive leadership downtown with a clear set of priorities. What have you been doing pr ofessionally since leaving the Council in 2004? For the past 14 years, I have been a professional real estate agent, both residential and commercial. In 2013, what ar e the most important issues facing the 9th District and how do you plan to respond to them? Completion of the Clays Mill Road Widening Project is high on the list, and making sure it is properly funded is paramount. Phase 2A of the project is basically complete and now we are moving on to 2B, which includes the section of Clays Mill from Higbee Mill Road to Twain Ridge Road. Construction is projected to begin this July with an anticipated completion by late December. The entire project is projected to be complete by Jan. 2015. Beyond that, Lexington as a whole is facing many serious issues, including public safety staffing, pension funding, storm water, sanitary sewers, ongoing budget woes, and infrastructure needs that have to be dealt with. Quality of life in the 9th District is directly af fected by all of these issues. I will continue to ask the tough questions and work

diligently toward achieving common sense solutions. In the coming year, what are the most important issues facing the city as a whole and how do you plan to respond to them? Nothing is more important than the safety of our citizens. Coming from a public safety background, I’ve seen that appropriate funding for firefighting and police is not just good in theory, it is an absolute necessity. As always, I will stand up for our citizens to see that the systems which keep us safe are in place. The number one job of government is to protect our citizens. What are the goals you hope to accomplish during your upcoming term? I want to serve the 9th District by working to keep it a community where all of us can find work, raise families, and live in a healthy and safe place. Lexington deserves an ener getic, ideasdriven government. My focus will be on preserving the integrity of 9th District neighbor hoods through the improvement of basic services and to help existing small businesses succeed and expand. Together, we as a community must also work tirelessly to attract essential new business. We must develop online services that will enable citizens and businesses to complete tasks via the inter net that streamline local government transactions and procurement processes, thus eliminating redundant, time-consuming and costly activities that currently exist that negatively affect the processing of transactions for government services. I will also endeavor to achieve better long-range planning in Lexington’s budget process. In addition, I will strive to see that there is increased communication between city gover nment and our citizens. Our community deserves to have a government as good as its people – one that provides each and every citizen with essential services and opportunity. Councilmember Mossotti may be reached at (859) 258-3215 or via email at jmossotti@lexingtonky.gov. Follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/councilmemberjennifermossotti and on Twitter at @mossotti9th. To be receive her office’s monthly 9th District e-Newsletter, contact rbolson@lexingtonky.gov.

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purred by his experiences with the Harrods Hill N eighbor hood Association and directing the University of Kentucky School of Music, Harry Clarke was elected as the representative for the 10th District in the LFUCG Urban County Council in N ovember and assumed his seat in early January. Councilmember Clarke answered a few questions for us about his plans and goals for his district and Lexington. What prompted you to run for the 10th District council seat? Public service and elected of fice have been an interest of mine for a long time, but full-time work at UK made that farfetched, at best. My recent retirement provided the opportunity to offer my full-time service to Lexington and to the 10th District. The more I have learned about the responsibilities of a councilmemCLARKE ber and the opportunities for involvement in our great city, the more appealing the idea became. My interest was also piqued by a very positive experience serving as the president of the Harrods Hill Neighborhood Association. What experiences have you had – professionally, civically, socially – that have prepared you to be an effective leader for this district? As director of the School of Music at UK for 14 years, I administered a personnel, scholarship and operating budget of over $2 million and a faculty and staf f of some 60 professionals in the administrative, performance and academic areas. During my entire tenure at UK I was frequently dealing with not only students, faculty and parents, but also with the UK

Administration; the Athletics Association, its administration and coaches; the Alumni Association; and the Of fice of Development. I also served for two terms as a member of the University Senate. My tenure as president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments and frequent visits to high schools throughout the state provided a statewide scope of administrative opportunities. My experience as the president of the Harrods Hill N eighbor hood Association was also great preparation, as the communication and frequent interaction with people and their gover nment called for prompt and decisive action. In 2013, what are the most important issues facing the 10th District and how do you plan to respond to them? The 10th District faces many of the same problems the rest of Lexington faces. There are areas of the district that are still experiencing serious flooding; unfortunately, the solutions to the problems are long range and will come eventually as the EP A mandated Consent Decree process is accomplished. My goal is to strongly advocate for these 10th District water projects and get them done as soon as possible. As I walked the streets of the district during the campaign, I came across innumerable streets that have not been paved in decades. These less travelled residential streets, whose residents experience unsatisfactory paving and curbing, need to be higher on the priority list. W ell-paved roads are important where people live and play. I will work to support higher allocations of repaving funds to address these neglected streets without ignoring the needed maintenance of primary roads. I am also concer ned about the minimal police presence throughout the district. Even though the district has a relatively

low crime rate, it is important that coverage is more than just adequate. In addition to supporting a somewhat larger police force, I would also encourage bringing back the home fleet to provide the additional coverage created by having off-duty police vehicles visible throughout the city 24-7. In the coming year , what are the most important issues facing the city as a whole and how do you plan to respond to them? There are signs that the Police and Fire Pension Fund Task Force may soon recommend a comprehensive plan to solve the unfunded liability of police and fire pensions. As part of that plan, there will be an effort to change existing state laws that would allow the proposed changes, particularly as they deal with cost of living adjustments and disabilities. I hope to be a strong voice toward those goals. At the same time it is important that Lexington provides adequate police and fire personnel and ensure that new appointments keep up with or surpass retirements or resignations in both areas. N o matter the dispensation of these issues, our police and fire fighters need to be assured that this city and its council is supportive of their work and recognizes their dedication to their chosen career. The 11-13 year , half-billion-dollar Consent Decree, which mandates a revamping of the entire infrastructure of our sanitary and stor m sewers is another major concern. It is the responsibility of the council to assure the residents and taxpayers of Lexington that this implementation be done with the greatest possible efficiency to complete this massive project under time and under budget. As a member of the council, I will keep a watchful eye on this project to influence such a result.

What are the goals you hope to accomplish during your upcoming term? I am already working with the existing 10th District neighbor hood associations to ensure that their community is well served in every way by LFUCG. In addition, and per haps even more challenging, I will be working with the residents in those areas without neighborhood associations to help them for m or reform their or ganizations. We are also working on the for mation of a 10th District Advisory Council – a small, select citizens’ group to assist us in identifying the problems and the opportunities of the district. This group will be important in helping me focus on the things that matter most to our district and its residents. As part of that representation, we are working to create a comprehensive email list to frequently communicate the more important issues facing the council, to help our residents understand those issues, and show how the council is dealing with them. Other initiatives include: Bike the 10th, an ef fort to promote biking for all ages and all fitness levels in the district, and influence projects for expanded bike and walking trails, bike lanes, and special events – all connecting with existing biking organizations throughout Lexington. Art in the Park, with help from Parks and Recreation and the neighbor hood associations, will work toward scheduling music and visual art events in the beautiful but underutilized parks in the district. Lexington badly needs a lar ge, appealing, well-equipped senior citizens’ center, and the 10th District would be a logical and attractive place for such a facility. I look forward to working with LFUCG and its agencies to identify possible locations on the Southside.

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Keeneland January sales up from 2012 Keeneland closed its January Horses of All Ages Sale on Jan. 11 with substantial increases in results and three seven-figure sales. Gross receipts for the five-day sale, held Jan. 7 − 11, increased nearly 19 percent as 1,105 horses sold for $45,207,300 compared to last year's four-day sale when 1,003 horses brought $37,991,900. Cumulatively, the average price for the January 2013 sale was $40,912 per horse, up 8 percent from 2012, while the median of $15,000 remained unchanged from last year.

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“The horse industry is remarkably resilient, and we see greater evidence of market confidence with each sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “It continues to be a highly selective, highly competitive market characterized by strong trade. The money, and just as importantly the enthusiasm, is there for quality individuals, and that makes for a very healthy outlook.” Three horses brought seven-figure bids, compared to one in 2012. Regis Farms paid $1.45 million for a yearling filly by Street Sense – the price is the second-highest ever paid for a yearling at the January Sale, ranking just behind the $3.4 million bid in 1998 for the filly Inkling. Baumann Stables paid $1.3 million for graded stakes winner Nereid, a five-year-old daughter of Rock Hard Ten. Keertnan, a multiple graded stakes winner, brought in $1 million.

International equine charity selects Lexington for US headquarters The Brooke, an international equine charity that helps animals as well as people, has selected Lexington as the location for its base in the United States. The organization has been assisting working animals (horses, donkeys and mules) and their owners in developing countries for nearly 80 years. Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Britain’s heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is the organization’s president. “Having seen for myself the wonderful work the Brooke does in their clinic in Cairo and P akistan to help the suffering of working animals, it makes me incredibly proud to be the president of this unique charity and to follow its course with enormous interest,” Her Royal Highness said in a press release. The duchess is currently serving her second term as president. It is estimated that 50 million working animals

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are suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, malnutrition and abuse as a result of excessive workloads and limited animal health services in developing countries. They endure grueling, backbreaking labor under the harshest of physical and environmental conditions, on behalf of the working poor, whose very lives are inextricably tied to them in order to earn a living and support their families. These animals are a lifeline to countless poor communities. The Brooke is currently working in Egypt, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, Jordan and Guatemala, and last year the Brooke reached approximately 1.1 million animals, benefitting six million people. Their goal is to double that number by 2016. To do this, the Brooke is extending its outreach into North America for awareness, partnership and support. American Friends of the Brooke, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, is poised to generate that support. The Brooke has recently hired a fundraising development manager, Cindy Rullman, who will coordinate the fundraising efforts for American Friends of the Brooke in the United States. For more information, visit www.thebrookeusa.org or www.thebrooke.org.

Smiley Pete publishers receive prestigious community award Smiley Pete Publishing founders and owners, Chris Eddie and Chuck Creacy, received the prestigious 2013 Spirit Award, presented by the Lexington Forum at the organization’s annual State of the Merged Government Address, a luncheon that provides the city’s sitting mayor an opportunity to address a broad spectrum of local leaders. Smiley Pete Publishing is the parent company of this magazine. Each year the Lexington Forum recognizes an individual or group that has made a meaningful change in the Bluegrass by giving back to the community through volunteerism. The criteria of this award are based solely on the nominee’s caring contributions to the community. In citing Eddie, Creacy and their company, the Forum said: “Smiley Pete Publishing has served as a consistent, ardent and significant supporter of the Lexington community in general and its arts scene, in particular. Over the years since its launch in 1997, this local, independent publisher of Business Lexington, Chevy Chaser and Southsider magazines, as well as the new arts & entertainment website tadoo.com, has enlightened readers about a broad range of community issues, key events and local personalities.”


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LBAR announces $1.4 billion in Bluegrass real estate sales in 2012 Residential real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) totaled 8,328 reported sales totaling $1,417,967,435 as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to a press release. “The market outlook for 2013 is positive as the signs of a turnaround continue. Realtors are encouraged by the growth in sales during 2012 and the extremely low interest rate environment,” said 2013 LBAR President Al Blevins. LBAR represents more than 1,900 Realtors located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. For the year-to-date 2012 vs. year-to-date 2011, total activity increased 17 percent. Residential

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First African Foundation works to preserve a city landmark BY NATALIE VOSS CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After Durrett, London Ferrill took over the church’s leadership, and helped pull together the funds to purchase and ccording to W illiam Thomas, a resell several properties that generated step into the building at the corenough profit for the church’s construcner of Short and Deweese streets tion. is a step back into history. The building Ferrill garnered enormous respect there was originally built in 1856 by its from the community when he risked his congregation of slaves and named the life to minister to blacks and whites who First African Baptist Church. fell ill during the city’s cholera epidemic Thomas describes the building, with in the 1830s. its glorious columns and gothic arched “The history of the city is just woven windows and interior, as a beacon for the through this project,” Thomas notes. enslaved at the time of its foundation. Its “You hear as a youngster about all this congregation at one point included 2,000 history around you, and it doesn’t mean people – almost a quarter of the city’s much to you at all. I really didn’t have a population in the late 1800s. He recalls sense for how African Americans were finding evidence that slaves at the part of this community. In school, when Waveland plantation, in southern Fayette we were taught Kentucky history, it was County, used to walk all the way to all Daniel Boone and Geor ge Rogers downtown to attend church. For many, Clark, and that was about it.” the Sunday service was their only opporThese days, he feels a little differenttunity to reunite with parents, siblings ly about it. and spouses who may have been sold to Upon his retirement, Thomas other families in the area. returned to his hometown of Lexington The church’s congregation was from Boston and was distressed to hear founded in 1790 by slave Peter Durrett, that the building where he had attended who came west as a scout for a traveling church as a young man was in danger of church of early Baptists fleeing religious being sold to developers later this year, at persecution in V irginia. Ultimately, he which point it will be tor n down. The fell into the ownership of the family of building, which is on the N ational John Maxwell, one of the city’s first Register of Historic Places and part of the founders. Due to Durrett’s experience Blue Grass T rust for Historic with the Baptists and respect within the Preservation, currently houses the daycommunity among blacks and whites, care program of Central Christian Maxwell allowed him to build a cabin on Church. The First African Baptist Church his property that originally housed the congregatoin has since moved on to a congregation. new building on Price Road.

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(From left) Architect Greg Fitzsimons; Phaon Patton, First African Baptist Church executive director and First African Foundation board member; and William Thomas, First African Foundation president.

Formerly a cellist and conductor , Thomas dreamed in 2008 of restoring the building and converting it to a museum and cultural center showcasing African American art. He formed the First African Foundation to try to raise money to purchase the building and give life to his vision. “It just makes me so excited I can hardly sit still,â€? he exclaims. Together with architect Greg Fitzsimons of Fitzsimps Architecture, the foundation has drawn up plans that will preserve as much of the original structure as possible, while including a moder n addition that will connect to the current building in order to house the art galleries. Among the plans for the addition is an equestrian gallery that would feature African Americans who played prominent roles in the state’s signature Thorough-bred industry. Many of them were jockeys, and some became highly successful, such as Derby winners Jimmy Winkfield, Oliver Lewis and Isaac Murphy (who won the race three times). The façade of the church will appear

no different, according to Thomas. Inside the sanctuary, some of the original windows that have been bricked over will be recovered, and the balcony will be adjusted to for m more of a U-shape to better accommodate music per formances. This part of the plan has particular significance to Thomas, as he grew up in First African playing his cello for the congregation long before it ultimately became his career. Thomas reports that Central Christian has given the foundation until September to raise the $800,000 needed to purchase the building. Currently, the group has raised $80,000, and has a matching grant promised up to $100,000. Thomas and the foundation’s board estimate that the total project – purchase, renovation and construction – will cost around $4 million. “The fundraising has been challenging,� he admits.

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he key to a long and healthy marriage? Have separate televisions. It worked for Jim and Betty Hensley. I interviewed the Hensleys (married for 47 years), as well as Joanne and Bill Dodge (married for 61 years), on a quest to pick their brains on all things relating to love and relationship longevity. As a SilverSneakers (think old people fitness) instructor three times a week, I am constantly amazed at the wisdom, practicality and wit of all of my class members. Our society, so obsessed with youth and beauty, loses sight of the gems found all around us in the for m of folks who really have seen it all. Modern culture is not exactly a beacon of relationship expertise, but the amount of refreshing insight to be garnered from two ordinary couples like the Hensleys and Dodges is incredible. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are their love stories.

Jim and Betty Hensley Jim, 70, and Betty, 69, Hensley of Nicholasville have seen it all after 47 years of marriage, two children and five grandchildren. “With us it’s been a wonder ful road, there’s been ups and downs,” Betty reflected. “But mostly it’s good. It takes patience and it takes a lot of for giveness and a lot of love to get through all of those ups and downs. Things are not always perfect, but more often things are good.” She continued, “We learned from the beginning that it was our marriage. It wasn’t my marriage or his marriage. So everything was ours from the beginning.” The couple met in high school and married barely into their 20s. They laugh at the suggestion of getting married young, noting that back then “that is just what you did,” Betty said, adding that she thinks 21 years old in the 1960s was much more mature than 21 now. Their three-year courtship wasn’t long enough, Jim joked, “because she wasn’t used to my dirty socks on the floor.” When they married they both worked and Jim was in the Air Force. Eventually he went back to school at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville and became a pastor . He now pastors

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and Betty pays all of the bills.” He joked that to avoid problems, he just did what he was told and that whenever they got mad at each other they just headed to their own cor ners to cool down rather than screaming it out. Betty advised that young couples need to quit being self-centered. “It’s not about you anymore,” she said, smiling at Jim. Jim added that preparing for a marriage these days seems to be more about preparing for the wedding. “One of the first things I say when people come to marriage counseling is that we need to be preparing for a marriage not a wedding,” he said. “That kind of stuns them a little bit because they have elaborate wedding plans, but they haven’t made out a budget, they haven’t decided where they’re going to live. Plan your marriage rather than your wedding.” For Jim and Betty a sense of humor is fundamental to their relationship. Jim recalled years of shenanigans with his friends, and added “after I got married I had to repent of a lot of the things I had been doing” and had to straighten up for Betty. “I’m glad we didn’t have guns in the house,” he joked as she threw him a sharp smirk. Throughout their marriage the couple also made ef forts to give back. At Christmas time, in leu of gifts to each other they make donations to needy people in the community, and throughout the year always make a conscious ef fort to help others. Betty’s secrets to marital success also include having a common faith. “That helped us get through some difficult times,” she noted, adding that it also helps to be “thoughtful, helpful and considerate.” Jim added that as a man old-fashioned chivalry went a long way in their relationship. He extends it to Betty and PHOTO BY ABBY LAUB anyone else he encounters. Jim and Betty Hensley of Nicholasville have been married for 47 year s. The couple says a “One time a young lady said, ‘Y ou sense of humor is fundamental to their r elationship. “I’m glad we didn’t have guns in the don’t have to do that,’ when I opened the house,” Betty says of Bill’s shenanigans early in their marriage. door for her. I said, ‘Y es but my mother would spank me if I didn’t,’” he laughed. Liberty Road Community Church in because they were always on the same The Hensleys have a kind of love Lexington. Betty completed her underpage. In his marriage counseling now, Jim that ripens with time. graduate degree at Geor getown College noted the shocking amount of couples “I love her so much more today and and graduated the same year that their who get married but don’t truly mer ge. youngest daughter graduated from high “They have separate bank accounts, appreciate her so much more that it’s just hard to put into words,” Jim smiled. “And school. separate responsibilities, separate one thing I do like about her is she goes They described their marriage as free friends,” he said. “W e don’t have that from problems too insur mountable problem, because I’m terrible with money to bed before I do and the bed’s war m.” Southsider Magazine February 2013


Joanne and Bill Dodge When Bill Dodge, 86, explains how he met his wife of 61 years he doesn’t say a word. He walks to the couples’ bedroom and pulls out a framed black and white photo of a young stunner: Joanne, the love of his life. N ow 86, too, Mrs. Dodge struggles with dementia but still has eyes only for her husband. The two air kiss from their recliners and flash a smile to each other that would make anyone — young or old — melt. They met when Bill went to settle an $87 telephone bill (a small fortune in 1950s) that his irresponsible college roommate ran up and immediately spotted Joanne, who ultimately worked for AT&T for 30-plus years, making her way up to upper management level. Bill was a lawyer. “I knew someone else at the of fice enough that I could ask her, ‘Who is that mighty cute lady? I think I’d like to have lunch with her,’” he recalled. Their relationship quickly blossomed and the couple went on to have two children. They now have three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bill said that he thinks it’s pretty understandable that these days couples meet on the internet. In fact, that is how his daughter met her husband. “It’s not for my generation but it seems like it’s a good idea,” he said. “It beats the alternative, and that’s going to the bars.” Going to bars became a problem for Bill in particular, as they discussed their marital ups and downs. “We had some problems, and the problem was me,” he said. “In my late 20s and early 30s, for about six or seven years I was a heavy drinker . There’s no excuse for it. At the age of 36 I had a serious talk with myself, and I cut way back on my drinking. I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t.” The biggest motivator for him was taking care of his family, and the fact Joanne, better known as “Jo”, stuck with him. “Well, you’re a pretty nice old guy,” Jo quipped. The couple spends their days now reminiscing on days past, and keeping track of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill and Joanne are a success story in a string of relationship heartache. “I had a divorce [before meeting Jo], my mother had a divorce, my half-sister had a divorce,” Bill reflected. He thinks one of the hardest things about marriage and the cause of most divorces stems from financial issues. “I think it’s the mishandling of funds,” he said. “I think one of the two

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partners will have a problem with their funds, and also it’s so easy to have a second relationship while you’re married. I’d say those two things have to be high on the list.” In their marriage he said they were blessed to have enough money and that his wife was an excellent money manager for their family. “I don’t think we ever felt anything close to wanting to leave or break up. She never threatened me with it.” Jo was one of the few people who didn’t turn him down, he said. The Marines turned him down since he was legally blind in the left eye, he said. “Everybody for one reason or another turned me down,” he joked, remembering his young adulthood trying to figure out what to do with his life. A former high school dropout, he eventually worked for the Marines as an aircraft engine mechanic and realized he needed to “get my fanny back in school.” Thus began a long successful career in law, the corporate world and real estate. The couple enjoyed extensive American travel and retired life before moving to Lexington to get help from their daughter, who is an occupational therapist, for Jo’s fall and broken hip. “We’ve had a good life, and this is the last chapter,” Bill said. Southsider Magazine February 2013

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arely into his mid-30s and boasting somewhere close to 100 releases under his belt, songwriter James Jackson T oth’s declaration that he considers himself to have been “a late bloomer” as far as songwriting is considered might surprise you. He didn’t learn how to “play a D7 chord” or start writing songs until he was a freshman in college, he explains, adding, with his signature blend of humor , humility and existentialism, that it “may have even been too early. Who knows?” Toth, a Lexington transplant via N ew Y ork and T ennessee, is best known as Wooden Wand, the moniker under which he started recording music about a decade ago, and is verifiably better known outside of Lexington than he is here. His most recent album, “Blood Oaths of the N ew Blues,” was released in January via Fire Records, a London-based independent label whose roster also includes indie giants

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Guided By Voices, Lemonheads and Mission of Bur ma. The release has been steadily garnering favorable press from outlets far and wide – from reputable independent music sites like Pitchfork and TinyMixTapes, to New York Times and SPIN Magazine, which wrote that the album’s “eight songs weave easily together to form one big blanket of beautiful.” With a decade-plus musical career that has essentially carved its own unique class out of a pasticcio of influences (lo-fi indie rock, free jazz, Americana), “Blood Oaths” has been called, by at least one reviewer, his most accessible album. Toth happens to disagree (the opening song is nearly 12 minutes long, for one example), but seems pleased with how his latest ef fort came out: a haunting, intimate and visceral soundtrack to a life marked by equal parts love, fear and resolve. One of the most lyrically mature albums I’ve heard in years, “Blood Oaths” was recorded in the same Alabama studio where T oth recorded his last LP , 2010’s “Briarwood,” a decidedly more raucous, outlaw country-esque ef fort that employed the same backing band, and Toth praised both his band’s versatility and their willingness to let him know which songs needed to be let go. “I’m fortunate to have a band who will tell me when I’m wrong,” he said. “I probably could have done ‘Briarwood’ with any rock band, but I couldn’t have done ‘Blood Oaths’ without these particular individuals.”

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Though he wouldn’t necessarily say he grew up in a musical household, T oth credits his family with encouraging him to pursue his creative outlets from an early age. Even though he didn’t start writing songs (or mastering inter mediate guitar chords) until after high school, he was always known for being the writer in his family, and started playing bass and exploring dif ferent types of music as a kid. “My dad was always really encouraging – he signed me up for Little League, and the same week he bought me some records,” T oth recalled, adding that he “played the records to death and ran the bases backward, so it was pretty clear early on.” He credits much of his initial musical interest, however , to his late cousin, Peter Steele, whose underground metal band, Type O Negative, garnered a significant international following. “Peter was someone I looked to at a young age, and was like, ‘Oh, he can make records, so it’s possible,’” Toth said. “Before that, it was like, David Lee Roth and Ozzy – these guys were demigods. Meeting them seemed about as plausible as going to Mars.” Soon after he started writing songs, T oth bought a T ascam 424 four-track and started making what he now calls “horrible recordings.” “It wasn’t as much about my own identity as it was just taking from five or six different things I was into,” he says of his early recordings, adding quickly that “it was still a cool rite of passage.” He put out his first “release” in 1996 under the name Golden Calves; a few years after that, Golden Calves put out a split LP with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore (“New York stuff; six degrees of separation,” he explains nonchalantly). T oth finds the fact that that album was recently reissued by the record label W oodsist both “cool and embarrassing.” “I can’t listen to it, but it’s cool that it exists,” he said. “Most of the time all you hear are concessions and compromises and mistakes – you’re always your own worst critic.” Regardless, Toth doesn’t spend too much time fretting about the past or harping on his current releases. As he explains it, songs are continually building in his head and he’s always looking toward the next release. “Making a record to me is like cleaning out a hard drive,” he said. “Songs need to come out so I can write more.” Toth is planning an extensive tour in support of “Blood Oaths” in the coming months; visit www.woodenwand.org for more information.

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e’ve all heard the term “muscle confusion.” It will supposedly solve our workout slump woes. Running for a year and not losing weight? Consider muscle confusion. Lifting weights alone not getting it done for you? Consider muscle confusion. But what exactly is muscle confusion? Amié Bur nham at Lexington Athletic Club joked that “muscles do not have brains,” and aren’t left “guessing” what to do next when you change up a workout. Burnham sees a lot of people who have hit a slump in their workout and need a dose of so-called muscle confusion to help get them fired up again. Though she sees the necessity for muscle confusion (constantly changing up workouts so you are not doing the same thing over and over), she thinks the phrase is misunderstood. And while acknowledging that “variety is the spice of life,” she sees also a lot of value in repetition in workouts for the sake of proper form, developing speed, increasing resistance and improving overall per formance in an activity. On the flip side, if you don’t challenge yourself in a particular workout, you probably need to think about intensifying a certain aspect of your regimen. I’ve been struggling with this in particular lately since my time at the gym is extremely limited these days. I’ve had to force myself to actually jog with the jogging stroller rather than power walk. And I have made a conscious ef fort to increase the weight of my dumbbells when doing my bicep curls. Instead of thinking about “confusing” my muscles, I am trying to think about doing similar groups and patterns of exercises — and just doing them in a more challenging way. “You want your body to become efficient, because we squat 100 times a day in everyday life,” Bur nham explained. “So our body needs to lear n how to become efficient in that movement patter n, so it is important to train and repeat movement patterns and learn correct technique and become efficient. But what so many people don’t do is progression and improvement.” Ways to challenge yourself, she said, include changing up the tempo and tweaking the amount of repetitions and weight. Aside from laziness or lack of infor mation, gender stereotypes also play a huge role in adding variety (a.k.a. confusion) to workouts. “I find women are too afraid to lift weights, they don’t want to move past that 10 pound dumbbell for whatever reason,” she said, stressing that for basic health and the sake of weight loss and looking good, women need to step up their game in resistance training. Men, on the other hand, need to back off on the resistance training and stop neglecting their cardiovascular training, Bur nham said, generally speaking. “And they really don’t want to lift with their legs,” she added. Also, there is a group out there that works out too much and doesn’t build in enough rest and recovery time to allow their bodies to work more ef ficiently. On the opposite spectrum, most people do not do enough. Burnham said that to maintain overall health and general fitness, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that everyone get at least two to three days of resistance training with eight to 10 exercises, and at the very least 30 minutes most days a week of intense cardio training. My guess is that most of us need to strive to reach the bare minimum, never mind trying to train to get stronger , faster and fitter. I know that needs to be my goal at the moment as I yearn for the days of freedom to workout six days a week. I think my muscles don’t need “confusion” as much as they need a good consistent butt-kicking on a regular basis.

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hane Burry said worry about getting in trouble for helping friends and acquaintances get in shape drove him to look for a personal training certification program. Looking through a slew of personal training programs, from short online courses to four -year degrees, he found the Lexington Healing Arts Academy’s accredited Personal Fitness T raining Certification Program and dove right in. “I’ve loved it,” said Burry, who previously worked professionally as a musician and was in the military. “It’s been tough, they really push you here. It’s not an easy school, but the benefits and the rewards are well worth the time.” He has never missed a day of class, and with only two months left, the Minnesota native said he already has a job lined up locally when he graduates

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from the program. Attending class every day, the academy’s personal trainers go through rigorous scientific courses that cover nutrition and fitness, professional development and lab work. It was this multi-faceted, thorough curriculum that attracted Burry, and it is what Lexington Healing Arts Academy Executive Director Bill Booker expects out of the program. The three-year-old initiative now rounds out the other instructional of ferings at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy’s facilities on Southland Drive, which include yoga and massage training programs. After having bad experiences with personal trainers at gyms, and seeing the rising popularity of personal training for the middle class, Booker , who received his master’s degree in business from George Washington University, decided it was time to enlist the help of some seasoned personal trainers and gym owners

to start the accredited program. “I didn’t know any better,” he reflected. “I went to the gym and I figured they (personal trainers) were very qualified people.” It turns out, there is no statewide or nationwide standard to become a personal trainer. “There are a lot of dif ferent ways to become a certified personal trainer, all the way from going to school for six years, to studying on your own on the weekend and paying for a certificate,” explained Laura Coombs, the faculty head for the personal training program. Coombs has a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in athletic training and a master’s degree from Queens College in exercise science. “W e are at an aggressive level and it is accredited, which means that to take the test you have to have proper identification and have a testing center. “And the faculty standards are the

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most tough,” she added. “We are all educated, experienced and have worked in the field so we hold the standard very high.” She said experienced personal trainers like her would rather have qualified professionals following in the footsteps of their field to hold a higher standard. Booker added that he has seen personal training “certifications” that allow just about anyone to label themselves as “personal trainers” with only a few hours of study and an online test. This is disheartening for the true professionals, but most important for the consumer, Booker added. He said gyms in Kentucky are beginning to demand trainers with higher levels of training, and that a large percentage of their graduates walk into jobs almost immediately. Coombs, who moved to Lexington six years ago to help rehabilitate injured assembly line workers at T oyota, said helping students build and enhance their


Classes in the accredited personal fitness training program have an average size of about 10 students.

professionalism is also a special component of the program. “Unlike the scientific curriculum, we really add a lot of professional development,” she said. “How to sell yourself, how to pound the pavement.” She added that they educate their trainers to work with a lar ge range of people – from regular gym goers to severely overweight first-timers – with a safety-first mentality, and then by making it enjoyable for the client. They also focus on helping the trainer educate clients on how to maintain fitness and health outside of the gym environment. Booker said he was a good example of someone in need of a qualified trainer. “How I worked out as I aged changed, and I didn’t really know how to work out,” he said. “I kept injuring myself and was a weekend warrior. You really need an educated, certified, trained person to help you.”

To help prevent injuries for other people, Coombs teaches her students in anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and more. The students work out often while practicing moves and get a lot of coaching from the instructors. Class sizes are small, with an average of about 10 students, and taught by a five-member faculty – most of whom are both trainers and business owners. Coombs said the program’s students come from all walks of life. She said she has one student with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, another with a master’s degree in international leadership, a rock and roll musician, a retired police of ficer and many other unusual paths. They range in age from 18 to 60 years old. “Everyone is very passionate, everyone wants to help,” Coombs said. “A lot of them have personal stories, they’ve seen people struggle.”

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As graduates, some have started their own gyms and others integrate nicely into existing health facilities. Students are encouraged to maintain gym memberships while in the program and stay as fit as possible. “They need to know how it feels to be pushed and to look the part,” Coombs said. At the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, educators are also looking at how to best stay on top of fitness trends. Today, the biggest trend is small group fitness training, Coombs said. “It’s not group exercise, it’s tar geted and customized for those three or four clients, and it makes it more af fordable for them and leverages the trainer’s time to get more clients in,” she said. “It also brings the community and social aspect and is less intimidating.” Booker added that more and more doctors are prescribing exercise to heal physical ailments and the demand for qualified personal trainers will continue to grow. “I think the settings will continue to broaden,” Coombs added. “It’s not a luxury service for the rich and famous like it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s.”

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everal years ago I met a nor mal couple living in a normal house with two kids, a dog, jobs, bills, schedules and stress. But this couple was anything but normal. These two people were rather spectacular, in fact. While at dinner one night, I learned something amazing and so abnormal about their relationship, leaving a lasting impression on this then-new bride. This couple, heading into their 10th year of marriage, gives love letters to one other every single week. I was captivated. I inquired further . These letters weren’t always lengthy, not always eloquent, nor entirely Shakespeare-eque. But each was written with thoughtfulness and intention on a regular basis. What I loved even more about that practice was that this 10-year ritual was initiated by her husband – he had started writing her

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every Monday mor ning long before she followed suit. Now, men. Don’t go bur n all of these magazines around town you can get your hands on in hopes that your partner won’t read this, tear out those first couple of paragraphs and tape them to your bathroom mirror . Ladies, I hope you aren’t feeling slighted. Don’t tear out those top paragraphs and tape them to the bathroom mirror. There are better tactics for both of you. Keep reading. Written declarations of love have been on this Earth as long as humans have had stones and cave walls. Especially in the early days of a relationship, it’s typically in our nature to share feelings with the one that makes us swoon. But over time, sharing feelings tend to become less frequent and can actually become downright quite awkward for some couples. Time constraints and stress compound the issue and before you realize it, that flickering flame of adoration and romance has gone out. There is something so timeless and sentimental about a soldier writing a loved one back home, isn’t there? They understand the importance and fragility of each day. They face life and death with each hour and they know the power of the words they express will remain forever. I vividly remember reading “The Bridges of Madison County” for the first time many years ago and feeling that lump rise in my throat as Robert James W aller described the box of letters hidden under the bed and discovered years later , written between two star -crossed lovers. Lately, it’s hard to make it through the day without hearing the words “Downton Abbey.” Matthew’s letters to Mary have made millions of hearts melt worldwide. So how does one go about crafting the perfect love letter? My answer: Make time. Time is really the only essential element to sharing your thoughts with the one you love. Some are born with the gift of expression and an ability and desire to share deep feelings. Others are not. But whether the words are eloquent or elementary, quoted or original, funny or deep, it really doesn’t matter . In this case, it really is the thought that counts.

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oxwood are everywhere in the Lexington landscape. Nonetheless, I’ll bet you haven’t been properly introduced. What do you really know about this familiar neighbor? First off, you might not have your neighbor’s name quite right. Boxwood refers to both a singular shrub or a bunch of them. There is no such word as “boxwoods,” though I, and probably you, have been known to add that pluralization. They are so named because the young stems of some species of boxwood are four-sided and thus are square in cross-section, like a box. As traditional as these plants have become, they actually originated from other parts of the world, such as Japan, southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. Fossilized boxwood plants date back more than 22 million years. In the first century B.C., wealthy Greeks and Romans landscaped their villas with boxwood topiaries and used the wood for utensils, tablets and or naments. Nathaniel Sylvester, the earliest European settler of Shelter Island, N.Y., planted the first boxwood in the U.S. on his plantation in about 1653. Now, before you invite them to your home, you might want to know more about their dietary preferences. Boxwood do not like compacted or poorly drained soil. They will grow in a wide variety of soil types as long as the pH is alkaline or slightly acidic, say 6.5 to 7.2. Boxwood will take full sun to partial shade and are quite drought tolerant once A field of established. However, they have very shallow roots and so mulching is important, creeping phlox both to protect the roots and to maintain soil moisture. Don’t mulch too deeply, just PHOTO FURNISHED an inch or two is fine, and keep the mulch away from the stems. While boxwood, treated properly, can be a tough shrub, overwatering and over fertilizing stresses them, as can improper pruning. T oo much stress will weaken any plant, making it vulnerable to insects and disease. Boxwood are prone to leaf miners, mites and psyllids, and to various fungal diseases. Most boxwood in the home landscape are pruned both to maintain size and to keep that roundish shape that many of us are used to and therefore find attractive. To reduce size and attain that visually pleasing for m, you’re pretty much stuck with using garden shears. But shearing promotes compact, twiggy growth and also cuts the leaves, making them unsightly. Every time you shear, one branch becomes many branches, eventually making the shrub so dense that light cannot penetrate and air cannot circulate. This results in the ideal environment to promote disease. To increase air circulation and let light penetrate into the interior of the shrub, boxwood need to be thinned on a regular basis. This thinning goes a long way to repairing shearing damage. To thin boxwoods, simply reach into the plant and snip

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out stems, removing them evenly throughout the entire body of the plant. On a small boxwood, you might remove stems 2 to 4 inches long. On a boxwood 1 or 2 feet wide, pull stems about 6 inches long. Larger shrubs will usually look fine with stems up to 8 inches long pulled. Refrain from cutting the stem back beyond its last set of leaves. Typically you should aim to remove about 10 percent of the branches. After completion the shrub will have small holes all around its outer surface, and you’ll be able to see the interior twigs when you peek through them. The surface of the shrub will look and feel looser and it will also look somewhat irregular and more natural. At the same time, check out the interior of the plant and remove any dead wood. Do not prune in August through October . Pruning encourages new growth, so if you prune too close to winter weather, that fragile new growth might be damaged and look unattractive. If boxwood need pruning in the spring, I wait until after that first flush of spring growth since the shrubs will then maintain that desired for m for longer. The ideal time to prune and thin is in the winter when the shrub is dor mant. Of course, not pruning to reduce size or to maintain a rounded for m is perfectly fine, so long as you have selected a boxwood with an ultimate size that fits the space and if you enjoy that natural for m. It is likely that minimal pruning and shearing is better for the shrub. However, thinning is always advisable. There are about 30 species of boxwood. American or common boxwood (buxus sempervirens) and littleleaf boxwood ( buxus microphylla) and their many cultivars are the primary species used for ornamentals. How to choose the right ones for your garden? Know your site then do some research. I recommend the book “Boxwood Handbook: A Practical Guide” by L ynn R. Batdorf, the curator of the boxwood collection at the United States National Arboretum. So the introductions are done. It’s always nice to get to know your neighbors.

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uthor Janet Holloway begins her story in a speck of a town in W est Virginia that is so small it doesn’t show up on any map. Despite the tiny stage Sarah Ann, W.V., presented to her, the events that took place there, beginning in the early 1940s, set the course of her life. W riting of memories as best as Holloway can remember, she reveals her life in its colorful and sometimes torn detail, and her skillful use of words takes us to a time – and to circumstances – that compile her heart wrenching history. In a series of stories we meet Holloway’s mother who ventured as far from a nurturing parental figure as can be imagined – but the innocent eyes of a young child didn’t recognize that reality. It was the strong and caring presence of her grandmother , Granny Bill, that of fered Holloway what security she had, though an outwardly tender heart her grandmother was not. W rites Holloway of her efforts to support the many siblings and extended relatives who relied upon Granny Bill for their existence: “Although Granny completed only the third grade, she was as smart and cunning a business person as Leona Helmsley or Donald Trump, and she was used to getting what she wanted. Some of the things she wanted required skimming the law – paying off sheriffs and judges, buying and hauling votes, selling whiskey under the counter to known customers, and shuttling moonshine from the hills up to Chicago’s speakeasies...being madam of a house with a few working girls when times were really hard.” A Willful Child Despite the questionable nature of Holloway’s upbringing and the “industry” the mountains surrounded By Janet Steele Holloway Author House, 2012 her with, it was the mountains that brought her the most joy. “Magical” was the term she used as she describes the colors, smells and textures that she freely explored. It was a time of relative peace and though the chores and responsibilities given to her at an early age were rugged – she recalls the time with af fection. But her life changed when her father packed her and her brother up and took them to Florida as young teenegers. Her mother , off on yet another lark, was again not present and life in a city presented a challenge that taught Holloway the invaluable ability to adapt, pretend and ultimately survive. When her mother did eventually present herself, the recurring issues of her self absorption and selfishness led Holloway to realize, “I had begun to hate her .” Jump ahead 30 years and Holloway is living in Lexington, running a successful business and publishing numerous pieces of her writing. The phone rings, and her mother’s name shines from the caller ID. “W ords of concern wrapped in emotional daggers meant to punish me for the thousands of ways I’ve failed her ,” Holloway writes. “That’s why I’d rather be the one to initiate the call; I can do it when I feel strong enough.” What follows is a new version of her old story. In an unapologetic and starkly honest telling, the author recounts the days of her early life and, later, the circumstances that led her to mother’s last days. Amazing for the storytelling and the endurance that it demonstrates, “A Willful Child” offers another lesson as well. It is never possible to discern what a life has seen, how it has coped and how it has survived. Many in Holloway’s stories did not fare well and many did not survive intact. But some do survive – and go on to serve their communities and neighbors – and do it well.

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Live Music Picks This is merely a sampling of regional live music options for the month. Please visit our events calendar on tadoo.com for a more comprehensive list of live music events, updated every week. Woodsongs: Victor Wooten. Feb. 4. Now in a new location, the locally produced weekly radio show Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour will present a live per formance and conversation with multi–award winning bass player and composer Victor Wooten, perhaps best known for his work with Bela Fleck. 6:30 p.m. Lyric Theater, 300 E. Third St. www.woodsongs.com. John Cowan. Feb. 8. Due to his role as bass player and lead singer of the ‘70s and ‘80s progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival, Cowan is often filed under the “newgrass” music genre; his solo career as a bass player and singer, however, is as much influenced by rock, soul, gospel and blues as it is bluegr ass. 8 p.m. Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade. www.beetnik.com. The Binders. Feb. 14. Following their debut New Year’s Eve performance, the all–female “super group” do a set of of all–women punk, rock and riot grrrll covers, with a lot of love thrown in. 9 p.m. The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. Feb. 18. Gritty blues and funk outfit from Austin, Tx., is influenced by James Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Howlin’ Wolf. Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. www.cosmic–charlies.com.

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Eighth Blackbird Feb. 28 – March 1. The Grammy–winning, classically trained contemporary music sextet will offer fans a chance at an intimate co nversation at the Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theater on Feb. 28 (7 p.m., 141 E. Main St.), preceding their March 1 Singletary Center performance (7:30 p .m., 405 Rose St.), in which they will perform selections by Mozart, Beethoven and Jennifer Higdon. Presented by the Lexington Philharmonic. www.lexphil.org.

ART & EXHIBITS The Sister Cities Young Artists Competition. Through Feb. 8. The art can be viewed on floors two and three during regular business hours. Central Bank, 300 W. Vine St. (859) 253–6346. E. K. Huckaby. Through Feb. 9. A modern day alchemist, this Atlanta–based artist concocts his own paints, pigments, and glazes. He translates subject matter gleaned from anatomy manuals and found photographs into carefully rendered compositions imbued with mystery, humor and a macabre mysticism. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Institute 193, 193 N. Limestone. (859) 749–9765. www.institute193.org.

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The Thirteen. Through Feb. 15. “The Thirteen” is a visual art exhibition and live music, spoken-word performance paying homage to 13 black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered in Kentucky. Featuring photographs and video by Angel Clark, as well as original poetry, pen and ink drawings and resin skulls by Transylvania graduate Bianca Spriggs. On display noon – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Morlan Gallery, 300 N. Broadway. (859) 233–8142. www.transy.edu/morlan Seeing the Savior: Images from the Life of Christ. Through Feb. 17. Thirty–five insightful and colorful interpretations of the birth, ministry, passion, ascension and return of Jesus Christ are portr ayed by

13 artists from a variety of artistic and ethnic backgrounds. Apostles Anglican Church, 200 Colony Blvd. (859) 245–1318. NUDE: Self and Others. Through March 3. Lexington Art League has been hosting the “NUDE” exhibition for 27 years. As the focus of the organization has shifted to representing contemporary art trends, the content of this show has also evolved accordingly. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues. – Fri.; 1 – 4 p.m. Sat. - Sun. Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr. (859) 254-7024. www.lexingtonartleague.com. Watercolor Paintings of Eastern Kentucky Landscapes: Dongfeng Li. Feb. 3 – 24. Morehead

tadoo Lounge: Three–Legged Race; Blackbird’s Dance. Feb. 21. The free monthly “happy hour” event series, tadoo Lounge features live performances, food trucks, pinball, billiards, beverages and more in the office of Smiley P ete Publishing. February’s event features experimental electronic project of Robert Beatty called Three–Legged Race and a dance piece by Blackbird’s Dance accompanied by an original composition by Duane Lundy. 6 – 8 p.m. Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine St. www.tadoo.com. Mountains. Feb. 24. This ambient, meditative duo, Mountains explore sonic, spiritual drones with relatively straightforward acoustic–based instruments: guitar, cello, piano. The result is warmer and more enveloping than many of their ambient electronic peers. 8 p.m. Land of Tomorrow Gallery, 527 E. 3rd St. www.landoftomorrow.org. David Wax Museum. Feb. 25. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies and call–and–response hollering, this group fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo– Americana aesthetic. 9 p.m. Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade. www.beetnik.com.

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Kentucky State Park Pastels: Marianna McDonald. Feb. 4. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 30. Over 30 plein air and studio drawings featuring nine Kentucky State Parks by local landscape artist, Marianna McDonald. Artists' Attic, 401 W. Main St. (859) 254â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5501. www.artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; attic.org

State University professor Dongfeng Li captures the landscapes of Eastern Kentucky for this new series of expressive watercolor paintings. Gallery hours are same as libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Central Library Gallery, 140 East Main St. (859) 231â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5559. www.lexpublib.org. Heart of Light & Darkness. Feb. 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heart of Light & Darknessâ&#x20AC;? is a photographic collaboration that creates personal narratives from ephemeral evidence left behind. In this body of work photogr aphers Rene M. Hales and Melissa T. Hall worked together using models, costumes and props set in a variety of moody locations to create a personal narr ative. Opening reception 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Feb. 15. M.S. Rezny Studio Gallery, 903 Manchester St. (859) 252â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4647. www.msrezny.com.

LexArts Gallery Hop. Feb. 15. Dozens of downtown galleries will be hosting special events and exhibits for this seasonal arts events. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.galleryhoplex.com. Karen Spears: New Work. Feb. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 7. "Karen Spears: New Work" is an exhibit of 10 large new oil paintings, some small paintings, and drawings. The paintings depict and interpret the ever changing light and color on trees, foliage, grass and water. Opening reception 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Ann Tower Gallery, 141 East Main St. (859) 425â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1188. www.anntowergallery.com.

Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Artful of Fun. Feb. 9. The 23rd annual Living Arts & Science fundraiser will follow the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bollywood Bashâ&#x20AC;? this year, featuring an art auction; tastings from the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest restaurants, bakers, caterers, wineries and distilleries; live music, dancing and interactive surprises; and a lively, artful and elegant ambience. 7 p.m. Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 252â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5222. www.lasclex.org.

When Art and Math Collide. Feb. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 10. "When Art and Math Collide" is an exhibit where one can experience shapes, geometry and mathematics in these creatively calculated patterns by artists Robert Carden and Gena Mark. The Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (859) 252â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5222. www.lasclex.org.

Sameer Reddy: ApokĂĄlypsis Now. Feb. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 9. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ApokĂĄlypsis Nowâ&#x20AC;? is a performance and exhibition of work by the Brooklynâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based artist Sameer Reddy. His exhibition will include a series of sculptures and installations that are simultaneously props for his performance and standâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;alone pieces that can function independently. Opening reception 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Feb. 18; performances Feb. 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21. Institute 193, 193 N. Limestone. (859) 749â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9765. www.institute193.org.

Art in Bloom Weekend 2013. Feb. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24. The galleries will be in full bloom with exquisite flor al arrangements created by designers interpreting works of art from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent collection and the special exhibit "Art and the Animal." Featuring artist demonstrations 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. Sun. On display 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5

p.m. Fri. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sun. University of Kentucky Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5716.

LITERATURE & FILM Big Ears Story Hour. Every Saturday morning, Morris Book Shop hosts a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;friendly event that includes reading stories and crafts and activities for kids of all ages. 11 a.m. Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Kentucky Great Writers Series. The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects Carnegie Center students with authors in an intimate atmosphere. Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event features David King, George Ella Lyon and Will Lavender. The event begins with a 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;minute open mic session followed by readings from featured authors. 7 p.m. Carnegie Center, 251 W. 2nd St. (859) 254â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4175. Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sabrina.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 14. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, the screening of this romantic comedy classic will be a fundraiser for the Kentucky Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restoration campaign. Tickets will be $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Kentucky Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to restore Lexingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cinematic treasure. 8 p.m. Kentucky Theater, 214 East Main St. (859) 231â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6997.

HEALTH & FITNESS Free Cardio Classes. Saturdays in Feb. Body Structure Medical Fitness Facility will offer free cardio classes every Saturday in the month of F ebruary. This class will increase heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically

to create a great workout. 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 a.m. Body Structure, 2600 Gribbin Dr. (859) 268â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8190. West Sixth Yoga. Wednesdays. West Sixth Brewing features a free community yoga class each week taught by Anne Dean Watkins. Open to all levels; bring a mat. 6 p.m. West Sixth Brewery, 500 W. Sixth St., suite 100. www.facebook.com/WestSixthYoga. Free Yoga. Saturdays. Every Saturday morning, Lexingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lululemon showroom features free mixedâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; level community yoga. All levels are welcome; bring a mat. 9 a.m. lululemon Lexington, 824 Euclid Ave., Suite Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;100. (859) 268â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7863. www.lululemon.com/lexington. UK Heart, Sole & Glove 5k Walk/Run. Feb. 9. A portion of the proceeds from this annual event will benefit Safe Kids Fayette County. The event is open to the community; participants are encouraged to challenge friends and family to join. 10 a.m. (parking and registration at 8:30), Coldstream Park, 1801 Newtown Pike. (859) 257â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9355. Walk for Warmth. Feb. 16. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Rescue Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to prevent homelessness in Lexington. Featuring prizes for individuals and teams who raise the most money through sponsorships. The walk starts in Triangle Park and ends at the Kentucky Theatre. 9 a.m. Triangle Park, W. Vine St. (859) 381â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9600, ext. 224.

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Dance hosts a social dance with live music. Instruction from 7 – 7:45 p.m. on a selected dance topic, followed by dancing from 8 – 10 p.m. Barbara Ann’s School of Dance, 898 E. High St. (859) 420–6780. ACT Test Prep. Feb. 2, 7. This two–part class will focus on the four essential ACT subject areas and review test–taking strategies to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT Test dates. Grades 10–12. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Feb. 2; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Carnegie Center, 251 W. 2nd St. (859) 254–4175. Memoir Writing. Mondays, Feb. 3 – May 3. Participants will learn to focus personal life stories in literary fashion with eight weeks of outside reading, in–class writing and discussion, and feedback on works–in–progress. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Carnegie Center, 251 W. 2nd St. (859) 254–4175.

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE Lexington Children’s Theatre: Why Mosquitoes Buzz. Feb. 2 – 3. This African folk tale explores what happens when a mosquito’s loud mouth causes a great jungle catastrophe. 2 and 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W. Short St. (859) 254–4546. www.lctonstage.org. Actors Guild of Lexington: RED. Feb. 1 – 3. This Tony–winning “raw and provocative” play is a portrait of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and the experience surrounding his commission of a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Season’s Restaurant. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Elkhorn Village Theatre,

4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd. (859) 309–1909. Broadway Live: Catch Me if You Can. Jan. 31 – Feb. 3. Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it, “Catch Me If You Can” is the high–flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life . 8 p.m. Thurs. – Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 233–4567. Woodford Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy. Feb. 1 – 17. This Pulitzer–winning play follows the unlikely friendship between a rich, sharp–tongued 72–year–old widow and her chauffeur. Set in Atlanta in 1948. 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Woodford County Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr., Versailles. (859) 873–0648. HAIR. Feb. 2 – 3. The Public Theater’s new Tony Award–winning production of the musical“HAIR” follows a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time. 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. Sun. Newlin Hall at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. (859) 236–4692. The Black Watch & Band of Scots. Feb. 8. An evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. With a history spanning nearly three centuries, The Black Watch has served in historic conflicts going back to Waterloo. Today this celebrated 40–member orchestra performs at the daily Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace while also touring the globe. 8 p.m. EKU Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 622–7294. www.ekucenter.com.

Balagula Theatre: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Feb. 11 – Feb. 20 With this tale of a married, middle– aged architect whose life crumbles when he falls in love with a goat, “The Goat” focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society. Through showing this family in crisis, playwright Edward Albee challenges audience members to question their own morality in the face of social taboos. 8 p.m. Sun. – Wed. Natasha's Bistro and Bar, 112 Esplanade Alley. (859) 259 2754. www.balagulatheatre.com. Project SEE Theatre: Big Love. Feb. 14 – 17; 21– 24. This production presents an inventive comedy that takes contemporary sexual politics to an extreme, and then some. From the fragments of an ancient Greek tragedy, Charles L. Mee creates a Dionysian free–for–all that pits unstoppable male force against unmovable women. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 – 17; 21 – 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Downtown Arts Center, 141 W. Main St. (859) 225–0370.

A Chorus Line. Feb. 19. The Tony–Award winning musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for a musical. 8 p.m. EKU Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 622–7294. www.ekucenter.com. UK Theatre: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Feb. 21 – Mar. 2. This drama by Moises Kafman weaves selections of court transcripts and personal documents that paint the story of a man who is wildly considered to be one of the most creative literary geniuses of the 19th–century. 7:30 p.m., Guignol Theater, 465 Rose St. (859) 257–4929.

Aquila Theatre Co.: Cyrano De Bergerac. Feb 14. Written by Edmond Rostand and first staged in 1897, “Cyrano De Bergerac” is one of the most famous romantic adventures in world literature. 7:30 p.m. Norton Center for the Arts, 625 West Walnut St., Danville. www.nortoncenter.com.

Kentucky Ballet Theatre: The Wizard of Oz. Feb. 23 – 24. A ballet rendition of the beloved classic, featuring the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Roller. 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. Sat. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 252– 5245. www.kyballet.com.

Christine Brewer with the UK Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 15. Soprano Christine 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. 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 126 Singletary Center. (859) 257–4929.

Lexington Children’s Theatre: Pinkalicious. Feb. 24, March 2 – 3. This kid–friendly musical adaptation of the popular book shows that eating your greens can actually be delicious. 2 p.m. Sun.; 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W. Short St. (859) 254–4546. www.lctonstage.org.

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Neo–Futurists. Feb. 16. Founding director Greg Allen will be at Transylvania for an artistic residency of two weeks, culminating in a student–produced show based on the principles of Neo–Futurism. Presented by Transylvania University Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Lucille C. Little Theatre, 300 N. Broadway. (859) 281–3621.

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Branford Marsalis. Feb. 26. The prolific saxophonist


has composed original music for the Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;award winning Broadway play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fences,â&#x20AC;? acted as a soloist for the New York Philharmonic and collaborated with Sting and the Grateful Dead. He brings his quartet to the EKU Center for a night of innovative jazz music. 8 p.m. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 622â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7294.

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Arm’s length residential sales for this magazine’s distribution area for the month of December 2012. Information compiled by Fayette County Property Valuation Administer David O’Neill. For more information on any of these properties, or others, please visit www.fayette-pva.com.

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3181 Beaumont Centre Circle, # 114 • Lexington, KY 40513 In Beaumont Shopping Center adjacent to Kroger and Sun Tan City

(859) 223-0011 • www.lexdentist.com In Network with Delta Dental, Met-Life and Guardian Insurance

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Jennifer Mossotti REALTOR®, CCIM

859.312.7683 jennifermossotti@insightbb.com

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