The passion of performance is the foundation of the brilliantly disturbing Oscar award winning film, “Black Swan.” Natalie Portman performs as the lead ballerina in the performance of “Swan Lake,” which examines the dark side of perfection in the context of high level performance.
For 44 years, Betty Hughes-Gillespie, has served her community and the clients of Coiffures by Betty Hughes, a salon on North Wilson Road.
In December, Hughes-Gillespie retired after almost 50 years as a hairdresser.
She’s originally from Metcalfe County and knew she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was a little girl. She would sit on her dad’s knees and work on his hair. He would always tell her she was going to be a teacher, but she was determined to be a hairdresser.
What if you could ask me a question about my experience as an organizer that has nothing to do with how to get organized, but has everything to do with the clients I have helped. Could you think of a question? I think you could because it happens to me all the time. When I first started my business my family and friends asked me vague questions such as, “How’s your business going?”
“I like teenagers. I’m weird that way,” Sheryl Lett Chapman said.
She not only works with a group of 11th- and 12th-grade girls at Memorial United Methodist Church, where her husband is pastor, but also at the Lincoln Village Youth Development Center.
The latter is her passion.
Someone at her church who mentors at Lincoln Village asked if Chapman would be interested in mentoring. Chapman admitted mentoring wasn’t her thing but she had volunteered as an art teacher in various places.
You might have wondered about the best picture selection of the “The King’s Speech” at the Oscar award ceremony this past week. This movie is the true story of King George VI of England who ascends to the throne just as England is entering into World War II against Germany. One of his first official acts is to inform the nation they are going to war to protect their country. This is one of the most important moments in England’s history and it was a performance of a lifetime for King George VI.
Displaying quotes and photos of such strong and successful women as Edith Wharton, Ruth Gordon and Oprah Winfrey, a bulletin board in the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College science building is representative of the achievements aspired to by the students who created it.
The bulletin board was created by the ECTC organization “we.”
Penny Edwards remembers being 4 when she first watched “The Wizard of Oz” and saw the Wicked Witch kick Toto.
“I screamed bloody murder,” Edwards said. “It took my mom forever to calm me down.”
That would not be the last time Edwards spoke up for an animal.
Today, Edwards is on the verge of reaching 19 years as an employee of Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove where she is shelter manager. She volunteered there for a few years before becoming an employee.
The pressure on kids to perform in school is immense. There has been an increase in this pressure by the use of standardized tests, as required by the state of Kentucky.
Every student in school today faces the pressures of taking tests which will determine if they graduate as well as recording their progression in their school career. Teachers are also impacted by these scores as schools are evaluated by the students' standardized tests scores.