Jun 162012

Normally I focus mainly on dance, but this month I wanted to touch on a different subject that I feel deserved a little recognition.

Recently, LMN’s own Paul Moffett brought the music back into a local venue that has been silent for far too long with the exception of the jukebox. Personally, I’ve always seen Paul as the person behind the scenes… and my editor, but he is in fact a talented guitarist that has a knack for bringing other likeminded, talented musicians together.

The referenced venue is Air Devils Inn on Taylorsville Rd, which has been around longer than any other bar in our fair city. Throughout its existence it has seen some famous musicians on its simple stage, which sports a painted mural of many of them. However, for several months ADI grew silent much to the dismay of many that knew it’s musical history.

Paul changed that and started a chain reaction. There is now an acoustic jam every Wednesday starting around 8pm at ADI in which Paul and many others perform. One couldn’t exactly call this an open mic, but it is a similar format.

Last Wednesday featured a wonderful fiddler, harp player, cellist, and several guitarists. Every week a few more people show up with instruments and step on the stage to play a tune. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the performers tend to play a more folk or blues style. Some songs are known, others are just a collaboration of the talent on the stage going with what they feel. Over all, these talented folks provide a very mellow, yet very entertaining evening and… its easy to dance too.

So, props to Paul for bringing music back in the door at ADI.

Like Goth?

Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge at 1004 Oak St presented the Louisville Dark Party on June 9th. This was a DJ event filled with lots of energy, alcohol and dancing. The Louisville Dark Party hosts goth events monthly, so if your into that scene, the dark party is the place to be. You can track future events on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/sassafrasdancecompany#!/louisville.darkparty

Raqia, known for her annual charity event Raq’n Around the Christmas Tree, celebrated the derby with her own special type of flair. The Downs After Dark Desert Oasis happened on June 16th at Churchill Downs. As with all Raqia’s shows, there was a talented line up of performers entertaining the crowd with their fluidic belly dance. The lineup was Fairoza, Kelai , Molly, Amy, Serafina, Raqia, and Dominique.

Upcoming events and classes:

Starting on June 18 at 5:00pm until July 23 Mantra Movement Mondays presents BellyJoy for Beginners at the Yoga Artz Hub at 555 South 28th Street Suite C, Paducah

This class is an introduction to belly dance with a focus on alignment and breath {movement with intention} brought to you by Jessica Joy. Jessica will teach with a focus on intention (mantras, + mudras), dance posture, breathing, etc.