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Contents December 2013 | Vol. iv, No. 7
Shapin-Nicolas Art Salon Opening
The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts
An Evening of Brass and Jazz
Nashville Get Away
Spirit of Sug
Angel Among Us
An Evening of Glitz & Gore
Pink Prom for Susan G. Komen
Celebrating Kentucky Artists
Re-Launch of the Heuser Hearing Butterfly Society
Boo La La Halloween Ball
Conrad-Caldwell House’s Victorian All Hallows’ Eve
Editor’s Letter Chat with the Chair Bill and Barbara Juckett, Hawaii Five-O, Actors Theatre’s 2014 Lobster Feast
Food and Wine
Holly on the Go
Angels Among Us
ON THE COVER
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An Interview with Board President Madeline Abramson
19 Cindy Carione photographed by Jason Zook. Creative Direction by Gunnar Deatherage. Hair and Makeup by KitKat McKyle. Fur by Yudofsky. Dress by Miss Priss.
Rock the Cutting Edge
A Chat with Chefs Kathy Cary & David Scales
A Winning Combination
On the Circuit
Art + Entrepreneurship
The Morton Center
New Faces of Philanthropy, Mattingly Center Masquerade Gala
Calendar of December Events
Political Cartoonist Hugh Haynie on Exhibit
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Pam Brooks Laura Snyder editorial associate Josh Miller features editor Tonya Abeln food editor Lincoln Snyder contributors Gunnar Deatherage, Theo Edmonds, Alexa Pence, Abby White art director Derek Potter production manager Matt Bach graphic designers Katy Barrett-Alley, John Cobb Amy Gomoljak, James Osborne, Christie Passarello contributing photographers Alexa Pence, Anthony Sundell, Jason Zook circulation manager Chris Sparrow sales and marketing associate Julie Trotter account executives Marsha Blacker, Sarah Conti, Melissa Fallon, Kelley LaBarbera, Laurie Lennon, Taylor Springelmeyer financial accountant Shauna Tolotti group publisher David Brennan publisher editor
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Angels Among Us
n a flowing golden gown, in our feature article, Cindy Carcione looks like an angel, but with self-deprecating wit, she tells Tonya Abeln, that she’s “a professional beggar.” Embracing that role, she’s helped fund second chances for many through programs like the Salvation Army’s Chefs for Hope. This December issue is filled with inspiration for helping others and for planning a memorable holiday—from a Nashville get away, planned by Nfocus Nashville writer Abby White, to a staycation that starts with ornament blowing at Hyland Glass in NuLu and stops at the Kentucky Center for a trio of holiday classics, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and StageOne’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. As Gladys Herdman
would say, “Shazaaammmm!” No one thought Gladys, with her potty mouth and dirty sneakers, could be an angel, but, as we all know, she owned that role, and it ended up being the best Christmas pageant ever. Angels stayed in my thoughts as I worked on this issue, not only guardian angels, offering protection and second chances, but also unexpected angels in disguise, like Gladys, in need herself of protection and a second chance. The two versions are foils, but in the etymology of “angel,” traced back to the Greek word for messenger, they are united. A stranger in need may be but a message sent to summon forth our own better angels. From the Nfocus family to yours, this holiday season, our message to you is one of peace and goodwill!
LAURA SNYDER, EDITOR
After a series of serendipitous events set into motion at a Lobster Feast live auction, Laura found her professional passion as the editor of Nfocus Louisville.
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emember Iona—Annie Potts’ character from the movie Pretty in Pink— and the scene where she pulls out her old pink prom dress for Molly Ringwald and almost “OD’s” on nostalgia? It’s like Joey Wagner and Jason Brown, owners of EVENTRIS, had Iona in mind when they came up with the idea for Pink Prom. Well, Iona and the millions whose lives are derailed by breast cancer. Funds raised at Pink Prom help ensure that those diagnosed with breast cancer will have the opportunity to watch their daughters and granddaughters get dolled up for their own proms. Of the $15,900 raised, 75 percent stays in the local community, while 25 percent goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program. Despite the “pink” in “pink prom,” this was no monochrome event; the 750 attendees at Mellwood Arts Center on October 11 were decked out in repurposed dresses and tuxes in a vast array of colors . . . with the most common phrase heard throughout the night being, “I can’t believe it still fits!” Although this prom was all grown up and the social awkwardness of high school prom left far behind, the dance floor was packed with partiers popping and dropping it to the sounds of DJ Prism into early hours of the morning. “I’m really excited to see how much Pink Prom has grown over the past year,” said event planner and EVENTRIS owner Joey Wagner. “For us to be able to start this in Louisville in 2012, expand to 3 cities in 2013, and 5 cities in 2014 is pretty exciting. There is nothing better than having successful events & giving back to charity!” In addition to expanding to four more cities, including Lexington and Cincinnati, EVENTRIS is launching a Pink Prom merchandise line which will be carried by Pink Prom Presenting Sponsor Dillard’s. Mercedes-Benz Tafel Motor Co. also sponsored what may well be the most nostalgic and youthful philanthropic event of the year.
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Larry Shapin, Ladonna Nicolas
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Shapin-Nicolas Art Salon Opening Celebrating Kentucky Artists Ruth Adams, Robert Jensen, Kim Harris, Michael Tick
riving up the winding roads through Jeffersontown, to the home of Larry Shapin and Ladonna Nicolas, you would never suspect that a two-story, 2,000 square foot (approximately) art “salon” sits adjacent to the house. And, what better way to celebrate its existence than with an Art Salon Opening. “We’ve been collecting contemporary local artists for about 11 years,” shared Larry and Ladonna. “As our collection grew we realized we were running out of space to display the art work.” “We invited some of our favorite artists to participate in the opening by displaying some of their artwork. They had the opportunity to sell their work, meet potential collectors, community leaders and other artists,” they explained. “Now we are trying to define what our purpose and vision will be for the new space. We would like to reach out to the community to promote the wonderful local talent we have right in our backyards. Whether that will be hosting receptions for local arts organizations like KMAC, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Orchestra, LVAA and Kentucky School of Art or giving individual artists a venue to display, we look forward to opening our home and collection to Louisville.” From video works to large-scale contemporary paintings and installation pieces, the walls (and floors) of the newly completed salon were filled with creations by artists including Russel Hulsey, J.B. Wilson, Vian Sora, Bryce Hudson, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Theo Edmonds and Shohei Katayama for the ART Salon Opening on Saturday, October 12. Guests of the Art Salon dined on fresh tacos dished up by Taco Punk while sipping on wine or beer before venturing into the house and gallery on an exploration of art or gathering around the dimly lit pool in conversation. Everyone from University of Kentucky arts faculty to gallery owners and collectors gathered to enjoy an evening celebrating arts of all types – from visual to performance and beyond - generated by individuals with national and international backgrounds. JOSH MILLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSH MILLER
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Doctors’ Ball An Evening of Brass and Jazz
ttendees of the 18th annual Doctors’ Ball gathered at the Marriott Downtown on October 19 to celebrate Kentuckiana’s medical breakthroughs, leading edge research, and outstanding patient care while recognizing the amazing work done by the late Dr. Harold Kleinert of Kleinert Kutz. Heaven Hill cocktails quenched guests’ thirst as bidding wars over silent auction items took place via BidPal before guests were seated for a threecourse dinner. “Proceeds from the Doctors’ Ball will be dedicated to leading edge organ transplant research happening right in our hometown,” said Sherri Craig, Vice President of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation as she welcomed guests. She further explained that “KentuckyOne Health made a very generous contribution to the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation in support of the hand transplant program, and in honor of Doctor Kleinert.” Each year at the Doctors’ Ball, awards are bestowed on physicians and community leaders who work to create a brighter future for others. The 2013 Ephraim McDowell Physician of the Year award recipient was Dr. Frank Miller, a Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville. Lindy and Bill Street were recognized as the 2013 Community Leaders of the Year. Lindy said, “I want to thank all of you doctors, and your families for the sacrifices you make so we can enjoy our lives more. It is very, very important.” In addition, the Compassionate Physician Award went to Dr. Mary Fallat, Excellence in Community Service to Dr. Muhammad Babar, and Excellence in Education to Dr. Luis Scheker and Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai. The evening concluded with notes of brass and jazz from Grove Essential – who kept attendees dancing until midnight. Sponsors for Doctors’ Ball include Presenting Sponsor University of Louisville, Diamond Sponsor Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Platinum Sponsors Bandy Carroll Hellige, Navigate Healthcare, PNC Bank, Stengel Hill Architecture, and Toshibi Business Solution. For more information on the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation visit jhsmh.org.
Patty Johnson, Lindy Street, Martha Slaughter
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Spirit of Sug Re-Launch of the Heuser Hearing Butterfly Society
abs and Lee Robinson hosted the re-launch of the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy Butterfly Society at their beautiful home, Malvern House, in honor of long-time Heuser board member and volunteer Sug Schusterman. “The mission of the Butterfly Society,” according to President Deborah Greenwald, “is to support the children at the school, through both volunteer and fundraising efforts.” JoAnn Gammon was honored with the first annual Spirit of Sug Award and presented with a beautiful sterling silver Mint Julep Cup adorned with a butterfly, which represents the Butterfly Society, which Sug was instrumental in founding, and Sug’s love of both horses and the Derby Museum. The award, plus four more to follow, was generously donated by Dan Schusterman in honor of his beloved wife. Sug chaired the 2001 Capital Campaign, which raised funds to build the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. In an interview with Nfocus for her March 2012 cover story, Sug said, “I was there when a child was able to hear for the first time. Everything I’ve done has been a response to the impact of that moment.” Thanks to the efforts of Sug and members of the Butterfly Society, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, a nonprofit center, has become the region’s premier center for comprehensive quality hearing and ear related medical services. They provide services to any adult or child experiencing a hearing loss and ear related disorders. Deborah Greenwald, who organized the event and is the driving force behind the re-launch of the Butterfly Society shared, “Our goal is to honor the spirit of Sug Schusterman through volunteer and fundraising efforts in order to ensure that hearing loss doesn’t keep any child, or adult, from fulfilling their potential.” thehearinginstitute.org
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rom a crew of superheroes to a life-size voodoo doll, 465 guests clad in costumes of all types filled the Marriott Downtown for Boo La La, the 14th Halloween Ball for the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “We have grown from an 80% black tie event to 90% costume event,” explained Liz DeHart of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “People really go all out on their costumes.” Joining in the fun was guest of honor Fredericka Von Olmsted (Julie Bowie), the alleged great, great, great grandniece of Frederick Law Olmsted, who came to Louisville “to learn more about her uncle’s grand work.” Following cocktail hour, guests were seated for a glorious feast before being entertained by a video of Fredericka’s tour through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, including Cherokee, Iroquois and Seneca. To finish out the program before Boo La La BASH ticket holders were added into the mix, the “Pledge for the Parks” auction for the mission transpired with “over 120 people donating to support the parks!” shared DeHart. Tunes by the Endless Summer Band encouraged guests to dance the night away in the Spooktacular setting created by Millennium Events & Floral while sipping on Fredericka-tinis. Sponsors for Boo La La included David and Betty Jones, Brown-Forman, PowerCreative, PharMerica, Ernst & Young, Fifth Third Bank, Heine Brothers’, Genscape, and Essential Media. Miss the Halloween ball? There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy – including volunteer events to help restore woodland areas throughout Louisville. For more information on becoming an “Olmsted Park Nut” or taking part in some of their programming visit olmstedparks.org
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“Aloha!” This year Lobster Feast is going to the Islands of Hawaii! Celebrate 50 years of Actors Theatre with a Lobster Luau in the Ville! Come dressed as Gilligan and Ginger, Don Ho, or even the Big Kahuna. Get lei’d at the door before enjoying all-you-can-eat lobster and buffet, Tequila Herradura signature drinks and other refreshing cocktails. Take part in our silent and live auctions and dance the night away all in support of Actors Theatre of Louisville!
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Spirit Ball Conrad-Caldwell House’s Victorian All Hallows Eve
rom spiritualists to intricate face painting and fantastic vocals by Sheryl Rouse Crawford, The Spirit Ball offered something for everyone throughout the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on October 26. Entering the Victorian mansion, guests had the opportunity to witness an Irish wake or receive dance instruction in Haskins Hall before climbing the spiral staircase to bid on silent auction items and enjoy the Four Roses bourbon tasting. “This year’s Spirit Ball was called by some - the best Spirit Ball yet!” shared Conrad-Caldwell House Museum Executive Director Ally Wroblewski. “The Spirit Ball is always such a neat event because not only is it a celebration of All Hallows Eve but also of Victorian culture and all of its grandeur and eccentricities. This event is one of the Conrad-Caldwell House’s largest annual fundraisers and the proceeds from it go to help support the Museum for the next calendar year. We are very thankful to all of our supporters, volunteers and guests, that helped make the Spirit Ball possible and look forward to seeing everyone again at Spirit Ball 2014!” Located on St. James Court, the Conrad-Caldwell House is a spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque structure erected in the 1890s and often referred to as “Conrad’s Castle.” Adorned with gargoyles, massive stone archways, intricately carved columns, incredible woodwork, beautiful chandeliers and stained-glass, there couldn’t be a more appropriate location to recall the spirits of yesteryear at a time such as Halloween. “You don’t find this type of neighborhood just anywhere in the country,” said committee member David Domine. “The Spirit Ball is a celebration of our heritage and to preserve our favorite mansion on St. James Court!” While you may not be able to boogie with spirits every day of the year, it doesn’t mean you can’t stop in at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum for a tour, or during the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour the first weekend of December. For more information on the history of the opulent mansion or to learn more about the tours visit conrad-caldwell.org.
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The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts An Interview with Board Chair Madeline Abramson
n November, the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts celebrated 30 years as the state’s cultural center. December 7 - 22, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker will take the stage at Whitney Hall for an annual holiday tradition. The Kentucky Center not only provides a facility for the city’s resident arts companies, but it highly subsidizes them. Through lean times, a nonprofit arts organization like the Ballet may not pay anything, including the stage hands, until after their December Nutcracker performances when coffers are relatively full. Of its many vital roles in the community, the Center ensures that there is a secure base for our arts organizations. Nfocus had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the Center’s Board Chair, Madeline Abramson, about her favorite Kentucky Center memories and news of the search for a new president.
When did you assume the role of Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Board Chair and what does that position entail?
Madeline Abramson PHOTO BY PINNACLE TEN
The building is owned by the state but only provides a small percentage of the annual budget which ranges from 12 to 18 million a year. After ticket sales, the remainder has to be made up in fundraising. How involved are you in that aspect?
I just started my fifth year as board chair. I was very honored to be appointed by Governor Beshear. Because we are the Commonwealth’s flagship arts center, we have a responsibility to make sure everyone in the Commonwealth has an opportunity to enjoy something here, but it’s not just bringing people here. Part of our mission is education outreach and introducing people to the arts in our community, throughout the state, and working with teachers. We’re also an economic engine for both the city and the state. One of our taglines “Living Breathing Entertainment” is meant to convey to people that we’re not just a building, although we are a beautiful building with a spectacular art collection. It’s a great responsibility and one that I take very seriously.
We have a great development staff led by Traci Simonsen, but I really think a duty of all of our board members is to participate in helping secure funds for the Center, whether it’s membership or corporate donations or individual contributions. The Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble, Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series and the Yum! Family Series Program, along with Marlene and David Grissom, make some outstanding opportunities possible for the Commonwealth, like the Israel Royal Philharmonic and the Royal Phil, that The Kentucky Center could never afford to do on its own. Ticket sales alone would never do it—the math just doesn’t work! So we need the generosity of our sponsors!
Would you share some of your favorite memories of the Center?
What performance are you most looking forward to seeing this season?
Well, I have to say that my husband, Jerry, and I had a date 30 years ago, before we were married, for the opening on November 18. That was one of the most spectacular nights in Louisville history, the red carpet down Main Street, the dinner, the performance. For both of us to have been here was so special, but to have been here together, that’s a great memory for us. I also think of introducing our son Sidney to the arts through Stage One and the orKIDStra Series, so the Kentucky Center was a big part of his growing up. I remember when this was literally a hole in the ground and we had the Derby Chow Wagon down here. Thanks to the vision and commitment of community leaders and people in government and generous corporate donors, we have this gift to the Commonwealth. When you’ve seen Main Street without the Center, you know how special it is that we have it.
The Kentucky Center President Stephen Klein resigned suddenly in August. Are there any developments in the search for a new president?
We have already purchased tickets for the Israel Phil and the Royal Phil. We always try to see The Nutcracker and at least one opera. After choosing the shows we know we will love, we try to pick something new, to go to something you’ve never heard of. I saw a film clip of the ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro and it was fantastic, so I want to try to see him.
We are very fortunate to have Don Parkinson serving as interim president. Don served in that capacity ten years ago so he is very familiar with the workings of the Center. He is retired from Yum! Brands, so it’s really a gift that he’s giving this time to us. We have formed a search committee and we’re hearing interest from around the country. We’re a very strong organization in the art world, not that we don’t have our challenges like every arts organization does, but I think that we will attract some really fine candidates. We’re in an excellent position now with the season set, but we’d like to have a new president in place in three to five months.
Is there anything else you’d like Nfocus readers to know about the Kentucky Center? Well I think Nfocus readers understand our significance to our resident arts organizations but they may not know the extent of our arts education programs and our innovative programs, like the Arts in Healing Program, which brings arts to people who might be in the hospital or nursing homes. We are home for the Governor’s School for the Arts and provide the majority of funding for them. I would encourage your readers to check out our web site and discover what a broad spectrum of services and opportunities we offer, or better yet, just walk in the door! In addition to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, other holiday entertainment at the Kentucky Center this season includes David Benoit, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor, who will perform A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 5 accompanied by a chamber orchestra and local children’s choir. And December 7 -21, StageOne performs the touching and hilarious classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Visit kentuckycenter.org to learn more. LAURA SNYDER
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he best things in life aren’t necessarily the things that you can buy, but the things you can experience. We know how busy you are during the holiday season, but as the social calendar starts to wind down, we hope you have the opportunity to take advantage of the lighter schedule and spend time with your loved ones. This year, consider gifting your significant other or your best friend with a weekend getaway to Nashville. Bonus? You get to go, too, so this is truly a gift that keeps on giving!
The Romantic Getaway Reserve a suite at Tennessee’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel, the historic Hermitage Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the hotel boasts spacious, luxurious rooms and one of the city’s finest restaurants, The Capitol Grille, where chef Tyler Brown utilizes fresh ingredients from The Farm at Glen Leven. During the day, visit Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, where each weekend offers holiday concerts in the drawing room at the Cheekwood mansion, elegant afternoon teas, and some of the most stunning Christmas trees you’ll ever see, decorated by the area’s most talented designers. It’s still usually warm enough to wander the grounds at Cheekwood in the winter, but if you’re chilly and need to take refuge in the mansion, be sure to visit the intriguing More Love exhibit, which runs until early January. Another fun holiday attraction for lovers young and the young at heart is A Country Christmas at Opryland. The region’s largest resort and convention center experiences a breathtaking transformation every holiday season, dressed up with more than two million twinkling lights and acres of larger-than-life decorations. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride before watching the main event, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes in the Grand Ole Opry House. For dinner, you can’t top The Catbird Seat, where you’ll have an intimate yet adventurous dining experience in which chef Erik Anderson prepares your meal as you watch. If you can’t get a reservation at Catbird Seat, try the The Patterson House, located just below Catbird Seat, for delightful fare and some of the best cocktails in
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town. Located in Midtown, both offer a unique, elegant culinary experience and are true gems of the city. Theater buffs will enjoy an All-American holiday tradition, a production of the hilarious yet poignant A Christmas Story by the exceptional Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC’s Johnson Theatre. TPAC is located conveniently across the street from the Hermitage Hotel, so after the show, pop in for a nightcap at the Oak Bar, and be sure to get a peak in the hotel’s legendary art deco men’s room. Yes, ladies, you too — just make sure there aren’t any gentlemen in there.
The Girls’ Weekend You know the hottest spots in Louisville, so you’ll want to hit the hottest ones in Nashville, too. Book a room at the newest hotel in Nashville, the impressive Omni Nashville, located right across from the shiny new convention center, the Music City Center. If you need to do some last minute Christmas shopping, visit the nearby Mall at Green Hills, where you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Once you’ve checked everything twice, reward your diligent work with a little gift for yourself at Nordstrom, perhaps from the Chanel department? The mall really gets into the holiday spirit, with Nutcracker performances by the Nashville Ballet, roving Victorian carolers dressed in period costume, and pet photos with Santa, so there’s plenty to do in between your trips to Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and Burberry. After all of that shopping, you might feel like dropping, so hit the Mokara Salon & Spa at the Omni, and indulge in the best in spa services, whether you want a massage or a mani-pedi. Once you’re refreshed and rejuvenated, grab dinner at one of Nashville’s exceptional restaurants, like local favorite City House, or new hotspot The Farm House, which is easily walkable from the Omni. Both offer an incredible farm to table experience, a lively atmosphere and great cocktails. If your feet haven’t given out yet, take a spin through one of the legendary honky tonks on lower Broadway after dinner — you’ll see some authentic classic country and it’s just a short cab ride back to the hotel. Before you head back to Louisville, try to squeeze in brunch. Some local favorites are Marche, The Garden Brunch Café, Copper Kettle, Tavern and blvd Nashville. ABBY WHITE
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angel among us CINDY CARCIONE
n the course of one year Cindy Carcione won a Saddlebred World Grand Championship, chaired an event for Whitehall House & Gardens, chaired Chefs for Hope, a fundraiser for The Salvation Army Culinary Training Program, and raised over $350,000 as chair for Gilda’s Night. We discuss her equally demanding fundraising plans for 2014 while perusing the designer shoe options for today’s photo shoot – all drawn from her personal collection: Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin. Many women would love to walk in those shoes, but what this city really needs is for most of them to simply follow in her footsteps. “I’m a professional beggar,” Cindy says matter-of-factly, “and that’s ok with me.” She recalls a recent evening when she was having dinner with her husband, Ray Carcione, and approached an acquaintance to say hello. “He threw his hand up and said, ‘Enough Cindy! You are not getting any more money from me this year!’ Cindy is undeterred. As an advisory board member for The Salvation Army and a member of the board of directors for Gilda’s Club Louisville, it is commonplace for her to ask a corporate acquaintance to write a check for anywhere between $1000 to $50,000. “What I find is that most of the time people really do want to help. All I’m doing is the job that I’ve been put in place to do. If I agree to chair an event for a cause that is important to me then it is my job, at the very least, to go out and ask.” That’s not to imply that Cindy always felt so comfortable soliciting sponsorships for charity. She credits two influential mentors for holding her hand through her first major event. “When I was first asked to chair Gilda’s Night, I had never done anything like that before and was a little resistant at first. Lindy Street and the late Sug Schusterman both said, ‘It’s going to be fine. We’ll be right here with you the whole time.’ That year we raised a record amount of money that was only surpassed this year at the Gilda’s Club annual event.” Cindy strongly shares her feelings on the future of charity fund-
raising in Louisville: “We need two things to happen. We need more women that have done fundraising successfully to step forward and teach the ones in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s how to do it effectively. But first we need those people in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to step up as leaders. The more experienced generation has got to tuck them under their wing, like Lindy and Sug did for me, and say, ‘Come on. We can do this together.’ Our future is not me. Our future is the person who is behind me.”
Hope for the Homeless One of the places where Cindy’s efforts have made the strongest impact is with The Salvation Army Culinary Training Program. The program, started in 2005, endeavors to teach the homeless, individuals previously incarcerated and others living in poverty to harness their passion for cooking and provide them the necessary skills to obtain an entry level position in the culinary industry. Since the program’s inception, approximately 125 participants have graduated and moved on to productive careers in the hospitality industry. “When Carla Sue Broecker approached me about getting involved with the Salvation Army, I didn’t know much about what they did outside of ringing a bell at Christmas time,” Cindy recalls. “When I met with the folks there, I was blown away by all that they do year round.” Indeed Cindy now volunteers to ring the bell yearly with her mother and daughter among a host of other volunteer activities; but, she identified with The Culinary Training Program most because, as she says, “I believe everyone deserves a second chance – sometimes a third chance. If you are willing to put in the work, why shouldn’t we give you an opportunity?” And with that newfound commitment, she and a team went to work to execute the first ever fundraiser for the program in less than 60 days. Chefs for Hope is now in its 5th year as the primary fundraising event for The Salvation Army Culinary Training Program. “Annosh Shariat was our first lead chef and he is really the one that helped continued on page 32
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give us some legs. He introduced me to Stacy Roof, President of the Kentucky Restaurant Association, an organization that was so instrumental as far as giving this new event legitimacy and encouraging chefs to participate. We couldn’t do it without them.” Cindy shares that the philanthropic community must also never take for granted our generous corporate sponsors. “Papa Johns, Texas Roadhouse, and Yum! Brands have been extremely helpful to us. Can you imagine what we would do without Brown-Forman? We’d all just be crabby and sober at these events!” she adds with a laugh. Of course, she says, the event would not be possible without the efforts and talents of chefs like Dean Corbett, Jim Gerhardt, Peng Looi, and lead chef for 2014, Daniel Stage. This year’s event will be held in February at Big Spring Country Club. The Salvation Army Culinary Training Program has strict requirements and curriculum. Besides the basic enrollment criterion that applicants must be homeless or living below the poverty line, participants must remain sober throughout training and are required to participate in counseling to address other life issues that may exist. Cindy explains, “It is an intensive 10-week session that results in about 150 hours of actual class time at the Salvation Army campus located at 911 South Brook Street – the old Male High School.” Sullivan University is a major contributor to the success of the program providing instructors, chef ’s attire and employment placement assistance. The University also provides a full scholarship to select graduates of the program. The first ever recipient, Chef Jackson Hodges, now teaches the course at The Culinary Training Program. “Sometimes you have to fall two or three times before you figure out that you want to make a change. I see people who have every opportunity in the world to have a great life and then they resist it. Then I see these people who are in impoverished families and have no opportunity and I think – how in the world can we expect people who have absolutely nothing going for them to be able to go out and make something happen? Some people will do things they shouldn’t do just to survive because they don’t have the skills to survive otherwise. This program is about trying to give people like that an opportunity to have a life skill. I just try to put myself in their shoes.”
Competitive Edge When she isn’t donning designer duds to support a good cause with her husband Ray, or “begging for money”, in her own words, Cindy is likely engaging in some form of healthy competition. Her love for Saddlebred horses started when she was a little girl on her aunt’s farm. Now she competes with the best horses in the world every year in August at the World’s Championship Horse Show at Freedom Hall. “What I love about riding,” she shares, “is that when you are on that horse, you can’t think about anything else. So no matter what else is going on the world – you need to cook dinner that night or you’re in the middle of planning a huge event – it all goes away because you have to be symbiotic with that animal. If you’re not, then you are going to get dumped.” Cindy says the practice gives her peace, relaxation and an opportunity to be out in nature. “Besides that, it’s a really big high to be able to work with something that weighs 1200 pounds and to speak to it only through body movement.” Cindy also enjoys the outdoors through skeet shooting and bass fishing with her dad. She loves to bake and, ever the competitor, she jokes, “I even turn baking into a competition with my family. Every year three generations of my family – me, my mom and my daughter Ashley – enter baked goods into the Kentucky State Fair. I’m competitive, what can I say?” She lists health and fitness as priorities and burns off baking calories and stress through Pilates or regular training sessions with Carlos Rivas at ProFormance. Much like her prized show horses, Cindy is stunning, athletic, focused and willing to do what is asked of her for a good cause. It’s really no surprise that she has such a kinship to the animals; and planning a successful event is very much like showing a world champion horse. “To get a horse to rate back behind or push forward in front of other horses,” she explains “takes skill from the rider and willingness from the horse. We want them to put on a show and be exciting to watch, not just plod along in the ride. When a horse is being shown by a rider in a Saddleseat competition, everything has to be in sync: communication, stamina, balance, patience. It is a partnership between horse and rider. We change every day, but the horses are no different. How we react and adapt is what we are being judged on in a show.”
“I believe everyone deserves a second chance – sometimes a third chance. If you are willing to put in the work, why shouldn’t we give you an opportunity? ”
the salvation army Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through food distribution, disaster relief, elderly outreach or shelter for the homeless. Operating for 130 years, they are proud to report that 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services. Like most charities, the need for support is never greater than during the holiday season. Whether through the Angel Tree or the Red Kettle Campaign, find a way that you can help others experience the real meaning of the season.
Angel Tree Started in 1984, the program provides underprivileged children with holiday gifts. Donors may adopt an “angel” who needs clothing and toys and the angel’s family also receive a gift card for food. Each year by partnering with The United State Marine
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Corps Reserve – Toys for Tots, WAVE-3 TV, and Kroger, the program serves 6,000 families with other 13,000 children. Volunteers for Angel Tree sorting and distribution are needed until December 20. To volunteer, contact Loren Hill at 502-671-4920.
Red Kettle Campaign One of the traditions of the holiday season is the sound of a bell that can be heard ringing outside of Kroger and mall locations throughout the city. Donations provided through this effort provide Christmas dinners for families in need as well as financial assistance throughout the year. Gifts are delivered to hospitals and nursing hopes and shelters are able to offer a holiday meal. Volunteers are needed to ring a bell at various locations until Christmas Eve. To volunteer, contact Nicole Baker at 502-671-4934.
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Give the gift of beauty this holiday season. The Aesthetics Center of Louisville has everything you need to send those winter woes packing. We have fabulous holiday gift sets to choose from and we offer medical grade products and procedures. Can’t decide what to get? Gift cards are now available.
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Truffles, and caramels, and bourbon balls, oh my! Let Cellar Door Chocolates help you with your client and corporate gifts this holiday season. And don’t forget to visit the chocolate bar—a place where you can design your own chocolate. Like chocolate? Love Cellar Door. Visit us at our second location in the Oxmoor Mall next to Starbucks!
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Get fit with grace! The Louisville Ballet School is more than just ballet. Flex, invigorate and tone your body this holiday season with adult classes in Ballet Essentials, Ballet Bootcamp, HipHop, Pilates, and Yoga Flow. Affordable classes offered in a flexible schedule with single classes and multi-class cards available. NFocus readers get their first class FREE!
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Our new cookbook, Bluegrass Gatherings: Entertaining through Kentucky’s Seasons makes a perfect holiday gift! Featuring seasonal, menu-based recipes using fresh ingredients, as well as entertaining tips, ideas for party planning, and timeless photographs of the Commonwealth.
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Lobster Feast 2014
Hawaii 5-O, Actors Theatre’s Lobster Feast 2014
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For: Actors Theatre of Louisville When: Sat., February 8, 2014 Where: Marriott Louisville Downtown Attire: Hawaiin Retro Info: LobsterFeast.org
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or the third consecutive year, Barbara and Bill Juckett will chair Lobster Feast, Actors Theatre’s annual fundraiser. The party has a reputation for being one of the city’s most fun, delicious and financially successful fundraisers, and 2014 looks to be no exception.
What can we expect at Lobster Feast 2014? Actors is celebrating their 50 Anniversary, something we are incorporating into the 2014 “Hawaii 5-O” theme. As expected, there will be all-you-can-eat lobster with a crazy beach scene. From the invitation to the décor, Meredith McDonough, Associate Artistic Director, and Kristopher Castle, Costume Director, are taking it back to vintage Hawaii look instead of just luau. Lobster Feast is always theatrical. This year, we’re going a big step further—Hawaii 5-O will be “another production brought to you by Actors.” Guests will be greeted at the Marriott entrance by fire breathers and when they come off the elevator, by hula dancers, ukuleles, stilt walkers and more. The production department is even constructing a volcano. th
Last year Lobster Feast raised a very impressive $325,000. What are the 2014 fundraising expectations? Our dream is $500,000 for the 50th anniversary. To meet that goal, we’ve already doubled sponsorships, with returning partners Tequila Herradura, Kindred Healthcare, Republic National Distributing Co. of Kentucky and welcoming Sun Tan City and Tafel Motors. We’re bringing in fundraising impresario Bill Menish as our emcee and auctioneer. Bill is from Louisville but does some 100 charity events per year all around the country. There will be 800 guests at Lobster Feast, and Bill really knows how to respect an audience while keeping them engaged. We’re also increasing the number of VIP tickets and opening up VIP to individual ticket holders.
What can VIP ticket holders expect? Bar service at the table, premier placement, access to the Tequila Herradura sipping bar, a free room at the Marriott for VIP tables, and we
are offering a very unique, one-of-a kind gift for VIP guests. Definitely not your typical gift bag.
The Louisville social scene is filled with fundraising events, but only a select few reach the level of fundraising that Lobster Feast does. To what do you attribute the continued financial success? The first two years, we exceeded our “stretch goal.” We learned if you plan and execute a good event and make people feel part of that success, it can happen. A lot of credit goes to Actors Theatre, especially Les Waters, Jennifer Bielstein, and the development group, with Gretchen James at the helm of Lobster Feast. Our sponsors are phenomenal, and the board is very involved. Each committee is chaired by a board member. Actors has the reputation of being the premier arts organization in Louisville, but like every other arts organization, we have to work hard for every penny. Lobster Feast is our single annual fundraising event. People are excited about Actors Theatre and supporting Lobster is a great way to show that excitement.
For those of us who get auction fever, what great items will be up for bid this year? One of the things we try really hard to do is offer packages, like trips, that are unavailable anywhere else. This year we are offering a stay at an 11th Century French chateau in Burgundy owned by Michel Picard. It’s fully modernized with 8 guest rooms and beautiful vineyards.
This will be the 3rd year you have chaired Lobster Feast. What is it about Actors Theatre that inspires you to give so much time and effort? Barbara: I have such a passion for Actors. Being on the board is one of my joys. We have monthly board meetings at my house, and we serve wine and cheese. It’s fun to build a Lobster Feast team spirit. There is a great pride in seeing it go from one of the most fun to one of the most successful events. It’s a lot of fun to work with Bill and do this together, and not all couples can say that. Bill: For me, walking into Actors on Main Street, there’s a lot of positive energy. Everyone has a fabulous attitude. As a volunteer, it means a lot when you work with people like that. LAURA SNYDER
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aving just recovered from hosting a 62-person Pappy Van Winkle dinner and prepping for a rush of patrons during lunch, Chef/Owner Kathy Cary and Chef David Scales sat down for a few minutes to talk about their passion for providing fresh, locally sourced food to Louisvillians. Chef Kathy Cary opened Lilly’s – A Kentucky Bistro on Bardstown Road on February 3, 1988. “We are going into our 26th year,” she explained. Growing up on a farm in Oldham County, she understood from the beginning the importance of sourcing locally, and building and maintaining relationships with farmers. “We started sourcing locally in ’88,” and began putting the names of the farmers on the menu because “when customers know where their food comes from they are willing to pay more for it. The ground meat we use comes from a girl I used to babysit for,” Kathy explained. “We’ve walked the farms and seen the cattle and have total faith in how they process and feed it.” Chef David Scales further elaborated that they have “seen more and more farmers coming to the door … younger farmers using new techniques. They began asking what we wanted and needed, like smoked pork – that was awesome!” Both Kathy and David are French
trained chefs and have established a vibrant, trusting relationship since David joined the Lilly’s crew in 2011. “It was meant to be,” Kathy said about David applying for the position. “Its awesome how it happened!” Our conversation quickly shifted to what we can expect to find at Lilly’s this winter. “I love doing braised meats,” shared David. “David is a big sauce guy,” Kathy added. From double or triple sauce dishes to combining root veggies and fruit, a variety of tastes and textures await those who venture into Lilly’s. La Peche Gourmet To Go and Café, an extension of Lilly’s, was reopened in October “because of the amazing staff in the kitchen,” Kathy explained. “They are capable of bringing their ideas to customers, which have been really well received… the energy in the kitchen is pretty pumped.” Since the reopening, “everyone is buying new knives,” David said excitedly, which they attribute to the revitalized energy. Jumping up to greet lunchtime customers, Kathy and David readied themselves for another busy day before heading to the Marriott Downtown for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, one of the many charity events they participate in each year. JOSH MILLER
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f national press comparing Louisville to other cities is any indication of where we are “at the table” of great places to live and eat and work and play, we can pull up a chair and sit a spell. With routine appearances on top ten cities lists these days, I cringed a little at the latest: Top Ten Hipster city. Not only is the term so done, we are much more than beer, beards, bars and etsy. A city of neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and style, we are a mix of provincial and cutting edge, agrarian and technological, boat clubs and wouldn’t be caught dead in the East End, hence the mistake in focusing our identity on any group to the exclusion of others. Comparisons to Austin, Portland, Brooklyn, or even Chicago, miss the point of what we really are: singularly magnificent at being exactly the hybrid city we are. The truth is, we don’t need to emulate another place. It’s just a matter of having enough confidence to strut our stuff. Part of our swagger is the communities who continue to innovate and reinvent themselves. Mere sparks in 2013, the following groups’ ideas will likely catch fire in 2014. Among them are Susan and Dan Rhema’s Three Stones Center Foundation at 17th and West Market in Portland to serve the neighborhood and refugees dealing with trauma. Named for the basis of cooking fires in the developing world, the Center hopes to provide an alternative approach for clients to heal. An LCSW working on her doctorate, Rhema saw a need for holistic treatment in Portland and plans to open doors next spring. A bit east from Portland, over in Butchertown, some residents
and business owners chipped in to remove the old Boys and Girls Club on Story Avenue and create more green space. Known as Story Avenue Park, the neighborhood is working with Urban Design Studio to restore and expand the space, an entry point to Waterfront Park and the Big Four Bridge. The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is busy researching how Kentucky can attract and retain our young professional workforce. YPAL held its first summit in October 2013 to strategize how to make the state “YP Friendly.” YPAL will visit the General Assembly in January and invite groups to brainstorm recruitment strategies. You can bet innovation and tech competency are criteria to get them here and keep them. And once the YPs make it, how will they balance work and home life? That question has grabbed the attention of working moms and dads across the nation as Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg told us all we need to “Lean In” to set women up for leadership and business success to the betterment of us all. Ashley Parker, co-owner and broker of Parker and Klein Realty, mother of two youngsters and member of four boards, is part of a Lean In circle formed to fundamentally change the answer “because that’s always the way it’s been” when women hit the glass ceiling. Parker said the local Lean In circles are planning a citywide event in February. The ultimate goal? Decreasing for their own daughters the obstacles Parker and peers have faced in balancing career and family. Happy Holidays, Louisville! Hope Santa brings you exactly what you want. HOLLY HOUSTON
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contemporary art chamber of commerce, I.D.E.A.S. 40203 is also building an international network of artists + entrepreneurs. The goal is to pioneer new ways for artists to help Louisville’s corporate culture become more dynamic, productive and innovative. Last month, I.D.E.A.S. 40203 began rolling out its Artist + Entrepreneur Innovation Accelerator– a hybrid approach to artist residencies and entrepreneurship created to demonstrate incremental economic value through the engagement of select artists as innovation consultants to Louisville corporations not traditionally related to contemporary art. Hybridization like this is happening on parallel tracks throughout our city. From private industry sectors, like real estate and healthcare, to population segments like African-American, Latino and LGBT citizens, Louisville is starting define itself more in we-terms rather than in me-terms. This is our map to the future! But it will be as difficult as it is rewarding. In his “we choose to go to the moon” speech, John F. Kennedy reminded us that doing something that is new will not be an easy task. But, we do not choose to do it because it is easy. We choose to do it... because it is hard. Being born in the last days of 1969, I grew up inspired by my parents’ profound respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other social and economic justice pioneers. As a gay teenager growing up in Eastern Kentucky, I came of age inspired by the politics of Harvey Milk. As a man, I am part of a growing movement of hybrid-Louisvillians who believe that together -- we are creating something new that will inspire and benefit others. As a city we are beginning to THRIVE. THEO EDMONDS
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Come to the Source! action. Call (888) 421-4321 to schedule an appointment or take advantage of walk-in appointments, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Recommendations made by professional therapists range from intervention planning, educational classes, intensive outpatient treatment, or even no treatment at all. According to Priscilla McIntosh about 80% of people seeking help at The Morton Center receive services billable through their health insurance. And for those not covered by insurance, services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on both their income and the monthly financial standing of the Center, which relies heavily on grants and donations. The holidays are a time of the Center’s greatest need. Calls for help will escalate in January, and the donations received in December will determine how many of those calls result in recovery. One donation can literally change an entire families’ life because the difference in paying $2 versus $45 for treatment can determine whether or not someone suffering from addiction receives help. In addition the mending of lives she views from her office window, McIntosh says that she is motivated to lead the Morton Center because of the view into her past. “I was married to someone with a gambling addiction. It completely tore my world upside down. If I would have had the Morton Center, just having someone help me understand it’s not my fault, it would have meant the world to me.” As CEO, her task list is massive, but right on top are getting the word out and getting the funds in so that no one suffering from addiction goes without help.
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Hyland Glass From Ornaments to Installations
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ext time you drive past Hyland Glass on East Main Street—its purple exterior makes it hard to miss—you should take a few minutes to stop in their gallery space and enjoy the beautiful works of art created by owner Casey Hyland. Hyland is a family business with wife Melanie, an artist herself, running the day-to-day operations. However, Casey and Melanie say that their four-year-old daughter Stella thinks she’s the boss. Hyland Glass has been in business for 12 years, with 8 of those at Glassworks. Last year, Casey and Melanie brought operations to Main Street so that they could develop their brand and be in a more artistic, creative space. Behind the gallery space is a workshop where ovens glow and viscous glass is blown into art ranging from a simple ornament to a massive suspended sculpture installation designed for LaGuardia Airport Delta Terminal C, WiBar. Casey, who studied architecture at Washington University and then learned glass blowing in Seattle in the mid-1990s, says his artistic inspiration comes from his family, which in addition to “CEO” Stella, includes, his 10-year-old stepson Koa, who lives with Melanie and Casey, and twelveyear-old twins, Maxine and Vivienne, who live with their mother in Florida. An installation in the corner of the gallery—an old fashioned style tree swing—is one expression of what Casey describes as a “lost childhood” theme he sometimes explores. In place
of the expected board is a thick handblown clear glass seat. Even without knowing that Casey, as he says, has missed out his the twins’ childhood, the poignancy of the piece is evident. The swing was featured in Yew Dell’s Sculpture in the Gardens Show, along with a piece called “Wishing Well.” Casey says there’s a whole never-never land, fantasy theme running through one vein of his work. Hyland also makes truly standout awards for many local organizations, including Republic Bank’s We Care; Louisville Acronym Bee; The Mayor’s Give A Day; Genscape; St. James Gala; Texas Roadhouse; Julep Ball Awards; BBB Torch; LCVB ROSE; Tocqueville Tuesday; The Gheens Foundation; Louisville Music Awards; and the Humana Spirit of Inclusion & Diversity Awards. For Casey, the connection between commissioned work like the LaGuardia Airport piece, the 60 feet of silver glass bottles designed for the dressing rooms at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store, or the “lost childhood” pieces, and the many awards, is the process. “The medium is the inspiration,” he says. “It’s very process driven.” You can experience the beguiling process of glass blowing first hand at Hyland by booking an appointment for their Ornament Blow. They take appointments for Saturdays or groups of 8 or more can book during the week. In addition to getting a hands-on introduction into glassblowing, you leave with a unique one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake and a true NuLu arts experience. Hylandglass.com LAURA SNYDER
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New Faces 10.30.13 Nfocus celebrated the 2013 class of New Faces of Philanthropy--Daniel Noltemeyer with Best Buddies Kentucky, Elizabeth Scott with Family Scholar House, Jeremy Jarvi with Team Shaan Foundation, Josh Moore with March of Dimes and Kristen Williams with Louisville Grows--with a party at the Gheens Foundation Lodge. In partnership with The Community Foundation, we gave $7,000 in grants to their nonprofit organizations! 1. Keith Inman, Jeremy Jarvi, JP Davis, Marita Willis 2. Daniel Noltemeyer, Danielle Wilkerson 3. Nick Nosko, Susan Hershberg, Tommy Arnold 4. Stephanie Rowe, Ashley Hembree, James and Cate Darmstadt 5. Jacque Ramsey, Elizabeth Sawyer, Heddy Kurz, Drew Hilliard
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ow through January 26, 2014, you can see examples of Hugh Haynie’s hard-hitting political cartoons on display at The Frazier History Museum. From the moon landing to Watergate, Haynie brought hard-hitting political commentary into Louisville households for nearly three decades. Haynie’s former wife, Lois Cooper, says he was habitually late except for his 1953 marriage to her in Richmond, Virginia. The pair met at the Richmond Times Dispatch when she was hired as a copywriter. Haynie was even then “an astute political cartoonist,” according to her, but she nonetheless made him ask her for their first date several days in advance because “a gentleman knows better.” A 50’s newspaper couple, they spent their honeymoon at the U.S. Supreme Court listening to Thurgood Marshall argue the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. The couple moved to Louisville in 1958 a few months after the birth of their son Smith, now Jefferson Family Court Judge Hugh Smith Haynie. Judge Haynie said despite his dad’s regular inclusion at the Kennedy White House and LBJ ranch, he was just a regular guy. Generous, odd, compassionate, and the person you always want to sit next to at a bar, Haynie was his own brand before branding was even a thing. That’s the great thing about originals, they are really always on time. HOLLY HOUSTON
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