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Next Louisville Life looks at life after ear X-tacy and more

For Release: 2013-05-21 08:51:00

The next Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, features the urban ecology of Plant Kingdom, John Timmons and his former music store, ear X-tacy, the president and CEO of Nucleus, and artist Deward Eades. The program airs Saturday, June 15 at 7/6 p.m. on KET and Thursday, June 20 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET2.

Plant Kingdom provides horticulture service and recognizes plants and gardens as integral living components of urban ecology. It emphasizes plant healthcare through intelligent selection and maintenance, while echoing the message of "right plant, right place." Their goal is to help people make educated decisions about new and existing plants and their care.

John Timmons became a well-known Louisville figure after growing an iconic music store business, ear X-tacy. Timmons closed the store in 2011 after 26 years. In this Louisville Life profile, viewers learn about Timmons’ life after ear X-tacy, including how he plans to keep his hand in the local music scene.

In the studio, Clifft talks with Vickie Yates Brown, president and CEO of Nucleus, the Life Sciences & Innovation Center and economic development arm of the University of Louisville Foundation. The organization provides business management and consulting services to entrepreneurs engaged in life sciences. Brown discusses how the university is helping to drive economic development for Louisville and Kentucky.

This program also visits with visual artist Deward Eades, who was a New York painter and sculptor and for 30 years shared his insights and techniques with budding artists as a high school art teacher. Now retired from teaching, he has returned to Kentucky to be with his family, and his artwork is gaining appreciation in his home state. The Higgins Maxwell Gallery in Louisville recently featured a retrospective on him, and discussing his fascination with "the landscape of the mind," Eades talks to Louisville Life about creating art for the past 70 years.

Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer.

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