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Meet Lorian Bartle, A Classical Guitarist Changing the Face of Music

Being a classical guitarist in today’s musical environment is no mean feat. Classical guitarists work in the interstices of classical, folk,  and popular music. Their genres defy easy categorization and this is what makes the work of Lorian Bartle so memorable. Hers is a musicality devoted to the classics with a strong contemporary sensibility.

Lorian Bartle

For example, Ms. Bartle’s rendition of Ave Maria has a forceful discipline and an engaging breathiness to the phrasing. Hers is a quintessentially modern yet warm embrace of the notes and technical challenges such a composition presents itself. With her commitment to luxury and sparseness in her performances, it is easy to see why Lorian Bartle is one of the more memorable and exciting classical guitarists working today.

Having performed throughout the Colorado Front Range, Ms. Bartle is also an avid outdoorswoman who utilizes her extensive hiking and camping expeditions as breeding grounds for new musical ideas. Having explored the far reaches of the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, and other exciting wildernesses of the United States and Canada, Ms. Bartle proclaims the inspiration such scenic and untouched environments provide her as a musician and a music teacher:

“I just love the outdoors. I love the excitement of exploring areas that are not inhabited and the natural beauty of a good rain shower or snowstorm. For me, being outdoors in the wilderness is an aspect of who I am as a person and a guitarist.”

Ms. Bartle’s reputation as an educator and performer continues to grow with each year. Pavan Vaddey, a music reasearcher and critic in Oregon comments on Lorian Bartle’s unique playing style:

“I was fortunate enough to see a performance that featured Lorian Bartle at a library concert series in Colorado recently. I couldn’t help but be captivated by her graceful determination in the interpretation she gave to a lovely 16th-century English composition. I was transfixed and so were the other audience members fortunate enough to bear witness to the lovely music.”

While playing music may be the foundation of her expression as an artist, Lorian Bartle also finds particular gratification through teaching her craft. “I’ve always loved the interaction with my pupils and being the inspiration for their maturation as musicians, even if they do not all go on to become professional musicians.”

 

Health

What To Do When Those Holiday Pounds Linger for Valentine’s Day

Ever wonder why those holiday pounds just won’t quite? It’s because you are doing something wrong when it comes to weight loss. Losing that extra weight from Christmas and New Year’s Day can mean extra anxiety for many people. Now that Valentine’s Day (and chocolate feasting) is upon us we may find that a few extra pounds turns into ten or fifteen pounds.

“With a record number of Americans now considered overweight or obese we are living in an alarming state of poor health,” says weight loss guru Pavan Vaddey. According to Vaddey “More than 58% of the American population can now be classified as obese. We are living in a full-blown epidemic.”

The Center for Disease Control now defines obesity this way:

  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
  • If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the normal.
  • If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
  • If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

For some, it may be the right to turn to medical weight loss clinics as an option instead of exercise or perhaps in addition to dieting. A medical weight loss clinic is a unique experience that provides a medically-supervised weight loss regimen. Medical supervision means a physician oversees treatment. The regimen can include anything from the prescribing of phentermine, a powerful weight loss drug or the use of Seratonin Plus, a unique hormone treatment. 

“What makes losing weight so frustrating for many people is the simple fact that they don’t understand the concept of a lifestyle transformation. Weight is not about what we eat solely. It is about how we live, why we eat, how often we exercise and how often we site in a sedentary lifestyle” says fitness trend watcher Abdallah Gad.

Are you spending more than one hour a day in front of your television?

Are you walking or bicycling to the store for that carton of milk a couple blocks away or taking your car?

Do you ever walk for pleasure?

Do you ever snack after dinner and before bed?

Answering these questions can help you relate to your lifestyle habits and give you a clearer picture of your weight loss potential. It’s never too late!