Kentucky songwriters Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore will perform a free show at 6 p.m. Wednesday at CD Central, 377 South Limestone.
Their new release, Dear Companion, was produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Lexington. A portion of the proceeds from the album will benefit Appalachian Voices, an organization devoted to ending mountaintop-removal mining.
"Our goal was to create a platform for people to think about issues of consumption and energy use," Sollee said, "but to do it in a way that was focused on storytelling."
The Dear Companion CD will be sold after the show.
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Fashion event also a card party
LexArts will host a fashion event to celebrate its 2010 LexArts Card discount program. The party starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main Street.
Admission is a donation of $65 or more to the 2010 Fund for the Arts and includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a 2010 LexArts Card.
For reservations, call (859) 225-0370.
Card holders receive discounts at local retailers, restaurants and arts organizations. Plus, shoppers can save 20 percent at participating businesses Feb. 20 to 27 and Sept. 11 to 18.
For more info, including a list of participating businesses, go to www.LexArts.org.
Good Foods shows off changes
Good Foods Market & Café, which has completed a renovation and expansion, will host a grand reopening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring giveaways, food samples, music and door prizes.
The renovation used sustainable building techniques when possible with local products. The renovation included installing ultra-low-flow flush toilets, and reusing construction and recycling waste.
Families needed for UK study
The University of Kentucky Psychology Department is seeking couples older than 21 who have been living together at least two years and have a child between 6 and 12 years old.
At least one member of the couple must drink alcohol (in any amount). Families will participate in a two- to three-hour session and will be paid for their participation. Call (859) 257-2258 for more information.
School archery tournament a first
The inaugural Fayette County Archery Tournament was Jan. 23 at Beaumont Middle School.
More than 190 students from Fayette, Jessamine, Woodford, Franklin and Anderson counties competed in the event, part of the National Archery in the Schools Program.
Divisions included elementary, middle school and high school, with students shooting three ends (five arrows) at 10 meters and three ends at 15 meters with a possible maximum score of 300.
Each student who participated received a T-shirt, and an awards ceremony was held.
First-place trophies were presented to Beaumont Middle School for the elementary division (grades four to six); Frankfort's Bondurant Middle School for the middle school division (grades seven and eight) and Woodford County for the high school division (grades nine through 12).
Trophies for overall winners also were awarded. The overall female winner was Mary Aldridge of Bondurant Middle School. The overall male winner was Justin Mehs of Anderson County High School.
2010 Beaux Arts beneficiaries named
The Beaux Arts Foundation has announced the beneficiaries of its 2010 fund-raising efforts: the Living Arts & Science Center, Art in Motion and the Foundation for Advanced Architecture for the restoration of the Miller House.
Beaux Arts is staged by students in the University of Kentucky's College of Design to benefit local charitable organizations. Last year, the 40th anniversary of the Beaux Arts Ball, the group raised $45,000.
For more information, go to www.beaux-arts-ball.org.