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Celebrating 33 years of independence



By Danielle Komis

There were no slick po-
litical posters or SLOOO-a-

plate tickets.

This was a no-frills ap-
pearance of just one man
who happens to be running
for president ~talking to a
capacity crowd of students
at Worsham Theatre an the
Student Center yesterday

Standing against a cur-
tain backdrop. independent
candidate Ralph Nader
spoke calmly but confident-
ly about the evils of corpo-

Sam a “prisoner of

rate crime



rate America. calling Uncle

Problems with America

sumers and the environ-
ment. a lack of affordable
health care and businesses
that will cross the ethical

line to get to their desired
bottom line. he said.

Americans have been
"raised corporate." he said.
and do not even
how much they are being
manipulated by big busi
nesses through the things
they hear. watch. do and

While street crime is
heavily discussed. corpo-
rate crime is virtually ig-
nored. he said,

“We don't see it. we
don't study it. but you suf~
fer it." he said.

Yet past generations
had their challenges too.
Nader said.

"It's important for you

to know what they did so

you can put your arm
through the wheel of ills
tice." he said.

Nader said he does not
believe in the war on
drugs. which brought a

round of applause from the


crowd. especially after he
took ati informal poll to see
who smoked marijuana.

“We don‘t send alco-
holics total]. We don't send
nicotine addicts to jail.“ he

Nader also said a televi-
sion or radio station should
report on what colleges are
doing academically: not
.just athletically. Someone
who didn't know any better
would think universities
are just spiii‘ts teams. he

Near the end of the
event. Nader brought up
the presidential electlon
He acknowledged that cast-
ing a Vote for him will not
lead to a traditional victo-
ry. but said it w ill help
break the vise the two par
ty system and big business
have on the country.

"You have to vote your
colisclent‘e." lit‘ stiltl. ”ll.
you're not willing to lose.

Independent presiden-
tial candidate Ralph
Nader spoke to a
packed Worsham The-
ater in the Student
Center yesterday
afternoon. Nader has
spent 40 years as a
consumer and environ-
mental advocate. ln his
campaign speech, he
criticized corporate
power in America and
said voters should pay
more attention to cor-
porate crime.

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Nader knocks corporate power

you‘ll never set sail."

Some students in the
audience. such as political
science freshman Jon
Levin. did not agree with
his view of corporations.

"He's talking about how
big business is bad for the
country. but we‘re the rich-
est and most powerful
country in the world." he
said. Levin said he is a Re-
publican and plans to vote
for Bush.

Psychology freshman
lilyse Stern. an undecided
voter. said she agreed with
Nader about corporations
and respects him for com
mg to l'K.

“You see Kerry and you
see Bush." she said, “But
they don‘t come talk to us "

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Cameras roll on Lexington movie set

By Doug Scott
THE itiiuny'n'mi

“We‘re rolling!"

Voices echo the call
across two more rooms.
DreamWorks‘ latest picture.
Dreamer. has been shooting
in the Lexington area since
the middle of September

Synchronized counters
start running at the bottoms
of monitor A (“Gary") and
monitor B (“Buzz").

Crew members and oth-
ers suddenly stop talking
and gather in front of the

two small screens. Some
stand. while others sit iii
black director's chairs with
names across the back:
"Kurt Russell."
The slate claps together.
There is no sound. Only
one crew member has access
to a set of bulky headphones
that are plugged itito the
monitor rig in the room
”Gary" is focused on two
Middlellastern gentlemen.
both of whom look rather
concerned. “Buzz" offers a


wider shot of the scene. and
we see that the!" is a room
full of people. all dressed in
contemporary business at

There‘s a sudden out-
burst of movement. People
begin looking at each other
and lean to look at the right
side of the room.

A little girl jumps up and
hugs an older man seated to
her left. then turns around
and hugs the other man
seated to her right. Now
everyone in the room is on
their feet The two men in

"Gary“ are now not only
concerned. they are visibly
upset. They stand up slowly
and begin to walk off catn-


The actors that
dominated the screen are
now overtaken by crew
members. adjusting props
and discussing the last take.
Kurt Russell «Miracle. Rack-
drafti leans over and says
something that amuses both
himself and Dakota Pan


See Movie on page 3

UK receiver doesn't plan to
hide in the Swamp
Page 6

A Dirty Shame
is all in good fun
Page 3

Scavenger hunt
comes downtown
with ideaFestival

By Audrey Edmondson

Grab your running shoes and a friend and brush up on
your texting skills the Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge is
coming to Lexington.

The event hits the streets of Lexington tomorrow, chal-
lenging up to 300 twoperson teams to compete in a race that
will test their knowledge of downtown

Participants have five hours to solve clues. race to the lo-
cation and take a picture using camera phones furnished by
Verizon Wireless.

Any communication or means of travel is acceptable in-
cluding text messaging. using the Internet. traveling by foot
or by taxi.

"It's not how much you can cram into your head. but how
much you can marshal your resources." said Kevin Mc-
Carthy. the Urban (‘hallenge creator.

The first team to submit photos of all of the locations will
win a trip to Miami Beach in November for the national
championship where they will compete for a $50.0“) prize.

The race has taken over the streets of nearly every major
city in the country Cincinnati. Atlanta and Kansas (‘ity have
all had races this month.

McCarthy said the idea sprang from a scavenger hunt he
made for his daughter‘s birthday party, with each team solv-
ing clues while taking pictures.

“Kate and her friends had so much fun that I decided
there must be away to create that experience for a lot more
people." McCarthy said.

Last year David ()lds and Damian Garcia of Los Angeles
won the prize at nationals in New Orleans.

Registration forms are available at Third Street Stuff on
257 N. Limestone St . at the l'rban (‘hallenge Web site and at
the race. The entrance fee is s30.

The race is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Neigh»
borhood Association. National (‘ity Bank and several other

The sponsors are raising funds for the neighborhmd asso
ciation's coitimuuity protects and to promote the neighbor-
hood as a safe. inviting place

The l'i'ban (‘hallengc gave several integrated strategic
communications students the chance to compile a promo
tions campaign and then compete to implement their plan.

“We‘ve used specific ideas from different student presen-

See Urban on page 2

Water ski team
goes its own way

By Ch’IS Johnsor

'HE “EN“ it It'll“.

Last year. two students (li't‘llll'Il fliei. wanted to bring back
the water ski illll‘

They received iiioi‘c and :noie interest. tuiidraised for
months and led tut i:' new icaii: to thc highest finish in school

Their reward was it wild “.th r skim; weekend in scenic
Milletlgevllle. (in

But. oh \cah Ilii'\

Such is 'll" life ot
his team

‘We practici- it Lalo- t :iiiilicrland.” said year Elizabeth
Milli-r. treasurei ol the wot-r ski club and a captain of the
water ski team ".\lost south» in st hools have lakes and boats
Bil-.lo inuiutesawai lioni tact; campuses ‘

Lake t‘uiiilierland is in the stillllll rn par: of the state. two
hours away fio:ii campus on .1 light iixiftic d.i\

Miller and her co captain. jo-az‘ 'l'ra'i is Kellei. s.ll(l some of
the team iiieiiiliers us»- tlieii own boats to piactice

"'l‘wo veal s ago, when Yhe team was an actual club sport.
the\ had a limit." said Keller. who is the tllll\\ president.
“They lost it when they lost llllil status. and now we use
ours "

Keller uses his l.lllill\ s boat for the team's pr utices and
is the most talented skier on the team. .iccoi'diug to Miller

“lies hm ii ible to do ii. men daft \llltt‘ he was a kid."
Miller \Jlill ‘l wish I had his pireiits had the boat and skied
every day '

In the tliiee events that are iudged iii competition.
Keller's experience has led him to be the best all around skier
on the team

The obstacle course event has six bunw s around which the

See Ski on page 6

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UK Police to use new motorcycles, bomb-sniffing dog

By Dariush Shata

"if krktucrv’kreiiri

Bikes and biscuits are the

new angle to fighting crime on
campus for UK Police.

UK Police held a press con-
ference at the soccer complex
yesterday to present UKPI)'s
new bomhsniffing dog and to
discuss how two officers on
motorcycles will be keeping
students safe.

‘Ouiet motor, quiet mind'

For Patrolman Bob Pearl
and Lt. Bill Webb. these words
are part of the job they do. it
rings fresh in their minds
since returning from a two
week course at the Notthwest-
ern University (‘enter for Pub
lic Safety in Des Moines. Iowa.


Pearl and Webb also said
when they are on their motor
cycles. having a quiet mind
means they are focused entiie
ly on their surroundings. al
ways thinking 12 seconds
ahead enough time to antic
ipate what other drivers are
doing and maneuver around
possible hazards

“Nobody sees me. Every
body's out to get me." Pearl
and Webb said together.

The two officers trained
every day. spending 73 hours
out of the titlhour course on
their bikes. and both agreed it
was the most difficult training
they'd ever been through.

Pearl. who iode Mottx‘ross
when he was I i. said it was a
big change learning how to


ride as a policeman

“I had to reprogram every-
thing i learned on a motorcy
cle." Pearl said. adding that
some lessons were

m’t‘l'y day “

But these Loot»

traffic. the bike is

shield the officer from harm.
The training and

motorcycles ability to maneu

ver where a police cruiser

“0n the (‘\'( le I can go be

tween buildings and between


parking structures."


to train. All of Becka's train-
ing was paid for by the Bu-

er and handler. ()flicer Robbie
Turner. said Becka rarely

than others “We wiped out

Harley liay ltlstili Road King
bikes ant so sturdy. l’earl said.
that if an officer went down iii
enough to act as a butler and

tough lessons were well worth
it. Pearl said. reflecting on a

said. “Response time is going
to be faster."

That‘s not the only thing
that Pearl said was a positive
factor to his job.

“Students love the motor-
cycles." Pearl said. “Girls love
the boots and guys love the

Going to the dog

l'K's newest police force
member is gaining the ap
pmval of her colleagues.

"Becka is the bomb." said
Webb of UK‘s newest addition
to the police fotce.

Though Webb laughed at
the pim he made. UK‘s new
bomb dog‘s abilities are noth
ing to laugh at Becka's train


misidentifies a bomb threat

"She‘s pretty much reli»
able on everything." Turner
said. demonstrating with cans
filled with explosive residue
intermingled with empty
cans. The lt'Hiiol‘ltli old black
Labrador spent 16 weeks iii
training and now can detect
16.000 scents that explosives
can give off or leave behind.

When Becka sniffed a can
with nothing in it. she moved
on to the next can. if she
smells bomb residue. in the
case of TNT cans or another
explosive. she sits dovm and
waits to be fed a doggy treat

A special advantage is that
Becka didn‘t cost l'K anything

reaii of Alcohol. Tobacco and

in exchange for having
her. UK agreed to let Becka
work for the next five years
at special events like the Su-
per Bowl.

Not only does Becka train
with Turner. she lives with
him and even sleeps in the
same room. Turner said.

“She's with me pretty
much every day. all day."
Turner said. “it‘s a big re-
sponsibility. but it's well
worth it. You get to see
things you wouldn't see as a
(regular) police officer"

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Doobie Brother advises Congress



There are two things that
Jetf “Skunk" Baxter won‘t
a‘ rather. can't —- talk about.

“I don't talk about any-
thing that’s classified. and I
don’t talk about anything that‘s
got to do with Barbara
Streisand," Baxter said at the
Lexington Radisson Wednes-
day evening.

What Baxter will talk
about is everything from jazz to
terrorism to creative thinking
to ballistic missiles.

Baxter is best known as a
studio guitarist and member of
‘70s rock groups Steely Dan
and the Doobie Brothers. The
musician is also a defense ana-
lyst and consultant for Con-
gress and the Pentagon and a
terrorism and missile defense
systems expert

In addition. Baxter cur»
rently serves as a chairman of
the Civilian Advisory Board
for Ballistic Missile Defense
and is on the Board of Regents
of the Potomac Institute.

“Sometimes what you see
is not what you get." Baxter

By Blaine Harden
mi “summon POST

SEATTLE h Two Forest
Service workers hiked several
miles and more than 2000 feet
down a mountain and were
spotted by a passing motorist
Wednesday. two days after
they were reported dead in a
plane crash near Montana‘s
Glacier National Park,

Burned and exhausted.
the two had survived a crash
that authorities believed had
killed all five people aboard
the plane on Monday. Flat
head County Sheriff .lim
Dupont was inspecting the
charred crash site when he
got the word,

“I was standing there in
the rubble when my cell
phone rang and my office
told me that there were sur~
vivors and I thought it was a
prank." he said. “I looked
around at the total devasta-
tion and I said. ‘Get out!”
Dupont's deputies had
combed the area for signs of
survivors. They had found
nothing but melted airplane
parts and pieces of charred
bodies. Dupont had already
told family and friends of the
five people aboard the single-
engine Cessna that everyone
was killed when the plane
went down above the tree
line on a mountain south of

But on Wednesday after
noon. Jodee Hogg. 23. and


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dlebar mustache aren't exactly
standard issue in the defense

Baxter's presentation.
‘Thinking Outof-theBox in an
lntheBox World," addressed
what he believes is the need for
people to change how they
think for a changing world.

"Skunk Baxter is a repre
sentation of that." said idea
Festival organizer Kris Kimel.
“He represents this transition
(and) integration of ideas."

Baxter said his transition
from a guitar player perform
ing in soldout stadiums to ad-
vising Congress on missile de
fense systems began on the
tour bus. While his fellow band
members were living the
stereotypical “rock star"
lifestyle. Baxter said he was
heading military history books
and defense technology maga-
zines. He eventually wrote a pa-
per on aircraflcarrier missile
defense that he submitted to a
congressman on the Council of
Foreign Relations.

"And the next thing I knew.
I got an appointment on the
House Armed Services Com-

mittee." Baxter said. “Only in

Baxter said people today
are not being taught what they
need to know to function.

“They’re looking for outof-
thebox. nontraditional ideas."
he said. “They don’t care what
you look like or where you
come from anymore right
now. folks. we need results."

Baxter is currently in-
volved in counter-terrorism ef-
forts and strategic planning
and analysis for the war on ter~
nor. Baxter said he believes the
real solution to defeat oppres-
sion is not only in military
might. but also in the power of
culture and individualism.

“We have to get into the de
cision-making cycles of the
people that are trying to kill us

look at what is happening in
Iran right now.“ he said “They
want TV sets, they want satel-
lite dishes. they want blue
jeans this is a war of ideas.
of philosophies.

“You can‘t sell it like tooth-
paste and tampons. It's got to
be a little more subtle than
that." he said. “There are peo
ple thinking about this. and

they're thinking about it in a
very eclectic way"

A common theme of Bax-
ter's presentation was that
"most people are hard-wired
for something." He used a jazz
combo analogy to illustrate his
point; while each player is spe
ciallzed. they also work in sync
with the other plwers

Baxter said he believes
this sort of thinking and orga-
nization will bring about more
productive ideas and insults in
national intelligence and poli-
cy-making, especially concem-
ing the war on terror.

“I thought we could have
done a much better job in the
post-war environment. There's
no doubt about that,” he said.
“(But) this is a very different
kind of war. and we're going to
make mistakes. just as we have
in every other major conflict.

“But just remember what
Winston Churchill said ‘Ameri-
ams can always be counted on
to do the right thing after
they have exhausted all other
possibilities.’ So we will perse



workers survive crash

Matthew Ramige. 29. were
living proof that the sheriff.
his staff. the deputy coroner.
several pilots and several ex-
perts on aviation accidents
had all jumped to the wrong

“We are just flabbergast-
ed and overwhelmed with joy
and angry at
Dupont said iii a
telephone inter

Over the
course of two
days. Hogg and
Ramige had
made their way
down through
forested moun
tains to Us. 2.
where they were
spotted by a motorist and
flown by helicopter to a hos-
pital in Kalispell. the largest
town in northwest Montana.

Hogg. front Billings.
Mont. had a sprained ankle.
sore back and some burns.
according to her father. Jim
Hogg. He said .lodec's twin.
Kyna. had insisted since the
crash that her sister was
alive. “Now. she is walking
on cloud nine." he told the
Billings Gazette.

Ramige. from .lackson
Hole. Wyo. was much more
seriously injured. He was
flown to the intensive care
unit at Seattle’s Har'borview
Medical Center. where on
Thursday he was listed in se-



Roberts said.

”We are just flab-
bergasted and
overwhelmed with

Hathead (Wont i County Sheriff

and universities.

"it was a terrific. practical example
ot university based knowledge and
skills serving a community interest.“
“We already have bigger

rious condition. Local press
reports said he had a spinal
fracture and burns on his
face. hands and chest.

Upon returning from the
crash site on Wednesday af-
ternoon. Dupont had a
closed-door meeting with
families of those who did
and did not sur<
vive the crash.
They were furi-
ous at him for
announcing on
Tuesday that
everyone aboard
had been killed.
Dupont said.
and told him au-
thorities should
have continued
to search for

“They said ‘The survivors
were out there walking
around and you weren’t even
looking for them." said
Dupont. who said he apolo-
gized. “Unfortunately: we are
humans. too. The next time I
look at an airplane crash I
will probably look at it a lit
tle differently."

Davita Bryant. 32. was
killed in the crash along with
pilot Jim Long. 60. One other
passenger. Ken Good. 58. may
also have survived the im-
pact of the crash: He appar-
ently managed to get out of
the wreckage. but died a few
feet away.

There were three unbuck»
led seat belts at the site crash

Jim Dupont

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and “now I know why.“
Dupont said.

The sheriff said he began
to examine seats on the plane
on Wednesday afternoon af-
ter getting the call that there
were two survivors. He said
it took 2 1/2 hours of digging
through the crash site before
he could find the unbuckled
seat belts.

“I have never seen an air-
craft burned that badly." he
said. "I don’t know how they
could have survived the ini-
tial impact. In a very short
distance the plane went from
a very fast speed to stop."

The plane left Glacier In»
ternational Airport on Mon-
day afternoon on a planned
30-minute flight into the Flat-
head National Forest. accord-
ing to the Forest Service.
Those aboard were supposed
to do a plant survey and fix
telephone equipment.

Bad weather interfered
with an air search on Mon-
day and the crash site was
not found until Tuesday,
when Dupont announced
that one intact body had been
found and the other four ap-
peared to have been badly

“When the call came and
I learned there were sur-
vivors. I thought that there is
just no way." Dupont said. “It
was astonishing to me. It still
is. If there is a definition of
miracle. this is it."

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First. a general disclaimer on this one: A
Dirty Shame is not for the faint of heart. or
people who find alternative reproductive ac-
tivities to be the slightest bit disgusting.
You’ll be galled. offended and rather put-off
by this one.

It’s rated NC-17. which is pretty much
the holy grail of dirtiness in a movie that is-
n't pornography

A Dirty Shame, directed by John Waters.
and starring, among others, Tracy Ullman.
Chris Isaak. and Selma Blair, chronicles an
odyssey of sexual discovery and addiction
among Maryland suburbanites.

Ullman portrays crotchety housewife
Sylvia Stickles. who is stuck in the rut of
fending off her husband Vaughn (Isaak).
running a convenience store and caring for
their daughter, Caprice (Blair) who is under
house arrest for, among other things. naked
drunken driving. One thing you’ll pick up on
immediately is that Caprice is nursing hoot~
ers that look like Howitzers.

However, on the way to work. Sylvia
runs out of gas. and through the malfea-
sance of a squirrel. is whacked in the head
and given a concussion.

Ray Ray (Johnny Knoxville. everybody's
favorite Jackass) comes to Sylvia'a aid. and
from there. the film takes off. According to
Ray Ray -~ a sexual healer. sexual saint. and
lots of other things starting with “sex"
concussions loosen sexual inhibitions.

Apparently all inhibitions take the form
of various fetishes. As Sylvia is indoctrinat-
ed into being a sexual apostle (she‘s the 12th
addict and will supposedly invent a new sex
position —— the Resursexion is at hand). she
learns about all sorts of fetishes under Ray
Ray's constant battle cry of “Let's go sexin."'
as they try to teach the town of Hartford the

joys of being a nymphomaniac.

Of course. some people aren't overly
happy about it. including Sylvia's mom. Big
Ethel. who leads an anti~toleration move—
ment. “Neuters (people who properly hate
sex) for Normalcy" They. as well as Prozac,
support groups, and more accidental head
injuries, strive to stop Ray Ray and his party
of the promiscuous from taking over the

As to whether this movie is worth see-
ing. 1 think it‘s worth a peep. At a ground
level. this one just takes its topic and works.

It doesn’t really espouse any amazing
points or seek to reach some new realization.
except perhaps that you‘re not really your»
self until you undergo head trauma. And
the cast knows what to do with it: They keep
the film clearly ridiculous and obscene with-
out leaving behind a light heart and putting
a good snigger on being self-righteous about

There is nudity but it’s not given enough
overexposure to be off-putting. It’s supposed
to be completely bizarre and unexpected.
(It's also distributed equally among both
men and women. which it fairly unusual.)

It’s a movie made in fun. and perhaps for
Waters. revenge. as the movie was shot in
his hometown.

The film and the cast don‘t shirk from
gratuitously rolling in its subject material to
see what they can pick up. Fetishes and eu-
phemisms for cunnilingus abound. Sexual
orientations of all sorts are each gleefully
paraded around. I guarantee you'll never
sing “On top of Spaghetti" the same way

Big Ethel's expressions of pure prudish-
ness are amusing and keep the sexual hu-
mor from becoming blasé or making any one
group look boring.

All in all. it‘s a funny movie. 1 would see


‘Voices' resonate diverse message

By Danielle Komis

Their motto is “stand up.
speak out and be heard" 7
and that's exactly what diver-
sity performance group Reso
nant Voices plans to do Satur-
day at the Downtown Arts

The New York City-based
group celebrates diversity
through music. and poetry
Six of the 10 members. in-
cluding hip-hop artist Baba
and slam poet Regie Cabico.
will perform in Lexington on
Saturday as part of the ideaF-

While the group performs
mostly around New York.
they travel around the coun-
try to share their message of
understanding as well.

“Tolerating someone is
not good enough." said Reso-
nant Voices slam poet Kevin
Burkhart. who founded the
group in 2001.

Burkhart explained that
diversity does not refer only
to skin color or gender. While
a group of people may all

look the
same on the
surface. he
said. there
are still dif-
f e r e n c e s.
from politi~
cal beliefs to
sexual orien~
tation. Burkhart

Burkhart. who is original-
ly from West Virginia. ran a
performance group in New
York prior to 2001. After the
events of Sept. 11. he said the
suspicion and animosity
among different groups of
people prompted him to make
his group evolve into some-
thing more.

“That was an impetus for
us to take what we were do-
ing and put more into it,” he
said. “We thought it was just
the right time to put out the
message of celebrating diver-

With the help from a
friend in education. Burkhart
said he devised a curriculum
for high school students that
emphasized understanding.

along with literacy. leader-
ship and teamwork.

Resonant Voices accom-
plishes this by getting their
audiences involved in what
they are doing. While
Burkhart said the workshops
they hold are flexible. they
have a definite flow of direc~
tion. First. members of the
group perform. focusing on
diversity and writing. After-
ward. audience members are
free to share what they
learned or present their own

Burkhart said the free
event would be valuable to all
college students

“It‘s all about the interac-
tion." he said. “At the end.
we‘re the audience.“


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If ou go...
What: esonant Voices
, When: 1 pm. 3 pm.
1 Saturday 3
‘ Where: Downtown Arts
. Admission: Free


SAB jazz series begins Sunday

By Ashley Graves

The longest running col-
legiate jazz series in the nav
tion begins its 27th year this

The Spotlight Jazz Series.
presented by the Student Ac-
tivities Board. brings jazz to
the UK campus and to the
community and will feature
Nneena Freelon. a five-time
Grammy nominee.

“We wanted a vocalist
that is a world class jazz
artist.” said Director of Spot-
light Jazz Nikki Wooton.
“Her awards speak very
highly of her and she fits the
mold perfectly“

“It is a kick off for the se-
ries that is a statement and
testament to the artistry of
the series." said Director of
Student Activities Rhonda

Freelon. a contemporary
vocal jazz artist. combines
both vocals and instruments
while interacting with them

“My father used to listen
to big band music. which is
dance-based. So now 1 have
that connection with dance
in my music.“ Freelon said.

“i want people to know
that music is alive and well.
in living color." Preelon said.
“i was first introduced to
Gospel and l still listen to it. I
like gospel. old spiritual.
classical music. Brazilian.
and African. l love music
that tells a story"

Preelon's most recent re-

lease. her l.ive album. was in

Freelon. has won the Bil-
lie Holiday and Eubie Blake
awards. received a standing
ovation performance at the
Grammy‘s. and made her fea-
ture film debut in What
Women Want.

“She has an appeal to stu-
dents and a younger genera-
tion as well as traditional
jazz fans." said Strouse. “Her
music is a blend of contem‘
porary jazz with a classic

Strouse said this will not
be Freelon's first visit to UK.
She was a part of the 1998»
1999 Spotlight Jazz Series.

Bringing Freelon to cram
pus is part of a shift in the
series to promote more con»
temporary artists. Jazz mu-
sic has changed over the
years. and SAB is hoping the
series will include more pop-
ular artists of the time, ac-
cording to Wooton.

”We want the students to
have a new cultural experi-
ence." said Megan Powell.
SAB director of quality con-
trol. “Students will have the
opportunity to learn about
jazz culture and how it has
changed through the years."

Spotlight Jazz is a way for
students to learn and enjoy
something that students
would not normally experi-
ence in college life. Powell

The next artist to visit
campus through the Spot-
light Series will be Doug
Wamble Quartet on Nov. 12.

In the spring. the series
will bring the Ritzll and hip-
hop influenced Russell Gunn.
who features turntables with
his music.

"We want to continue the
tradition that was not only
started on campus but in the
Lexington community." As-
sistant Director of Student
Activities (‘rystal (‘layton

"We want to spark an in-
terest with jazz." Wooton
said. "Once they have the ex-
perience of a jazz concert.
hopefully they will come to
see ot