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PAGE B4 LIFESTYLES THE INDEPENDENT / THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 THINGS TO DO ALADDIN’S ART GALLERY The gallery is at the corner of 13th Street and Lexington Avenue in Ashland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (606) 325-2597 or email Visit us on Facebook at BIRKE ART GALLERY The Birke Art Gallery is on the first floor of Smith Hall on the corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue in Huntington. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings. For more information, call (304) 696-2296 or email THE CLAY CENTER Exhibits ‰Through July 1 — “The Curious World of Patent Models.” ‰Through July 29 — “Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978 - 2008.” ‰July 14 through Sept. 16 — “The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photograpy.” ‰July 14 through Sept. 16 — “Artist to Icon: Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles.” Shows ‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Ron Sowell. ‰Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — Burn the Floor dance group. For ticket information, call or visit the website. One Clay Square, Charleston; (304) 561-3570. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit CLAYPOOL-YOUNG ART GALLERY Exhibits ‰June 2 through Aug. 31 — The Bluegrass Biennial 2012: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition. Opening reception: June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. The gallery is on the campus of Morehead State University. For more information, call (606) 783-5446. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. FAT CAT ART STUDIO Featuring original oil paintings and drawings. Artists welcome to bring in works from every medium. All work is original and available for purchase. Camayo Arcade Suite 24 on Winchester Avenue in Ashland. Open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (606) 739-9296. Visit or email Goin’ down to Ashland Charlie Daniels Band promises old favorites, surprises By LEE WARD The Independent ASHLAND Charlie Daniels has passed the 50-year mark in his career and he hasn’t lost any steam. “It’s all about fun and people enjoying themselves,” Daniels, 75, said as he prepared to perform in Louisville. He’ll make a stop in Ashland on May 19 as he performs at the Paramount Arts Center, part of the Kentucky Music Trail. In all his travels, Daniels said it’s tough to remember one venue from the next, but by the time he’s on stage, he remembers whether he’s played that setting. Chances are, he has. He said he’s performed in every state and in many settings overseas, including for troops in Iraq. He said he always likes to mingle with the crowd when he can, but especially when he’s performing for troops. “When I’m talking to the soldiers in Iraq and signing autographs, I ask them where they’re from and there are very few places I hadn’t been or been right in the back yard of,” he said. Daniels is known for his patriotism, which is evident in his 2009 track titled “Let ’Em Win or Bring ’Em Home” and in the 2010 compilation titled “Land That I Love,” which is a collection of patriotic tunes including “Iraq Blues” and “What This World Needs is a Few More Rednecks.” His career was influenced by a wide range of music, but country especially appealed to him. “The Grand Ole Opry was the first thing I consciously remember listening to,” he said. “I cut my teeth on country and played bluegrass.” If there was just one influence, though, it would be Elvis Presley. “At that time, pop rock music was big horn bands, heavy on the piano and not guitar oriented,” he said. “When Elvis and Carl Perkins and these guys came along, they opened the door for three-chord rock, so I went out and bought me a guitar, and here we went. “Elvis had a profound effect, not just on music, but on culture,” he said, noting the suggestive dance style, pompadour/sideburns combination and peg-leg jeans the King of Rock and Roll made popular. Daniels’ first band was named THE FRENCH ART COLONY Exhibits ‰Through May 27 — Ohio University, Southern Student phy Exhibit. and Faculty Show. ‰Nov. 2 through Nov. 25 — ‰June 1 through 24 — The Textile Art of Sue King. Paintings of Terry Norris. ‰Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 ‰June 29 through July 29 — Christmas Show. — Summer Festival CompetiShows tion Show. ‰Friday — Paul Doeffinger. ‰Aug. 3 through Aug. 26 — ‰June 8 — Bekers Brew. "Scenes of Our River Commu‰July 13 — Stillwater Lite. nities" Community Photogra‰August 10 — Joey D and The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at 8 p.m. May 19 at the Paramount Arts Center as part of the Kentucky Music Trail. For more information or tickets, visit or call (606) 3243175. For more information, visit The Rockets, a rhythm and blues band that changed its name to The Jaguars when members had a chance to make a recording in 1957. Daniels did sessions with Bob Dylan, produced the Youngbloods’ albums in 1969 and 1970, toured Europe with Leonard Coehn and performed on records with Al Kooper and Marty Robbins. The 1973 hit “Uneasy Rider” helped Daniels break through on his own, followed by “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The South’s Gonna Do It.” These led to Daniels signing with Epic’s the Dub-V’s. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (K-College). Enjoy music on the lawn and dancing on the patio. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, as well as delicious items from local food vendors. Bring lawn rock arm in 1976, reported the largest given to a Nashville act at that time. By 1981, Daniels and his band had enjoyed the results of the success of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which became a platinum single, topping the country and pop charts. The song won a a Grammy, three CMA awards and was included in the soundtrack of the movie “Urban Cowboy.” The band was voted the Academy of Country Music’s touring band of the year twice. Recently, Daniels did voice work on Aaron Lewis’ “Country chairs and enjoy some spectacular summer evenings with us! Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Child and adult class registration under way. 530 First Ave., Gallipolis; FAC’s family workshops require Boy,” which was nominated for an ACM award. “Anybody couldn’t done the part I did,” he said. “It’s really Aaron’s record. If we helped in any way, I’m glad. I was honored it was put up for an award.” Focused on the music, not the honors, Daniels said fans will know what to expect at the Ashland concert. “We’ll do all the familiar songs, but my stock and trade is entertainer,” he said. “We’ll have a lot of surprises, too.” LEE WARD can be reached at or (606) 326-2661. advance registration by calling Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchart(304) 696-2296 or email GALLERY 842 GRAYSON GALLERY and ART Exhibits CENTER ‰Friday through Tuesday — Events Gallery 842 Invitational Exhibition; Free classes, a collaboration reception on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery Hours: noon to 7 p.m. See COMING UP / Page B5 Pregnancy/infant loss support group plans butterfly release, ceremony The King’s Daughters Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group will have a butterfly release and prayer ceremony honoring parents who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Central Park Fountain (corner of Lexington Avenue and 22nd Street). Each participant will receive a butterfly to release in memory of his or her child at the free event. For more information, call Cathie Whitt at (606) 408-4546 or email her at By LEE WARD The Independent ASHLAND Cathie Whitt understands loss. She miscarried four times, twice before she and her husband adopted a son. “It’s so hard when all in the world you want is what other people find so easy to obtain,” she said of her losses. “It’s such an empty, lost feeling.” Whitt, a labor and delivery nurse at King’s Daughters Medical Center who coordinates the hospital’s pregnancy and infant loss support group, said the group will have a butterfly release and prayer ceremony honoring parents who have lost an infant during pregnancy or following birth. The event will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Central Park Fountain on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 22nd Street. Whitt said the group has had several remembrance days for lost infants, but this is especially for mothers. “I wanted moms who had had losses to have their own special time and their own special day,” she said. The free event has speakers planned, including Carrie Harris from Grayson, who experienced a loss a year ago, and Mark Smith from the hospital’s pastoral care staff. Each participant will receive a butterfly to release in memory of his or her child. “Mother’s Day can be a very difficult time for those who have experienced the devastating loss of an infant,” Whitt said. “We wanted to give parents the opportunity to honor the memory of their babies in a special way.” Reservations are encouraged but not required. The pregnancy and infant loss support group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the education building of the hospital. LEE WARD can be reached at (606) 326-2661. Get your announcement in Coming Up: call Lee at (606) 326-2662; fax to (606) 326-2678; mail to P.O. Box 311, Ashland, KY 41101; drop off at 224 17th St., Ashland; email to

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