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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/AladdinsArtGallery.
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.
For more information, call
(304) 696-2296 or email email@example.com.
THE CLAY CENTER
‰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
‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Ron
‰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 theclaycenter.org.
‰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 fatcatstudioashland.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goin’ down to Ashland
Charlie Daniels Band promises old favorites, surprises
By LEE WARD
ASHLAND Charlie Daniels has
passed the 50-year mark in his career and he hasn’t lost any
“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
“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
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
“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
Daniels’ first band was named
THE FRENCH ART COLONY
‰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
‰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 paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 3243175. For more information, visit charliedaniels.com.
The Rockets, a rhythm and blues
band that changed its name to
The Jaguars when members had
a chance to make a recording in
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
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
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
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
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
email@example.com or (606)
advance registration by calling Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, call
(740) 446-3834. Visit frenchart(304) 696-2296 or email galcolony.org.
GRAYSON GALLERY and ART
‰Friday through Tuesday —
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.