Several weeks ago now there was an editorial of sorts in Ace Weekly that ran something like all culture and art in Lexington is basically unsupported and considered second string to art that featured our equine friends. The article was written in particularly reference to the then current court dates and hearings that were happening in reference to the demolition certain downtown properties to make room for the new Center Point Hotel complex. It seemed to suggest that there is a move by the elite upper echelons of Lexington to crush out all creativity and expression of culture if it did center around the horse. Further, there was an overtone that seemed to suggest that if you like horse art, you were stuck on yourself and could not appreciate art forms and culture that were otherwise available in the town.
I have to admit at the time I was more than a little riled up about the notion that they were suggesting and putt the article somewhere safe so I could reference back to it to give my own two cents worth about the subject here on my blog. I guess I put it somewhere really safe, as I can not seem to locate the copy at all. However, I will start from the stand point that I miss the likes of The Dame already. I have enjoyed the Thursday Night Life sessions this summer, having missed only a few. But I agree, that it is just not the same level of variety that The Dame had to offer. However I will then have to stop and say, “WHOA!”