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The Dallas Morning News Arts, Entertainment & Life Section E Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HEALTHY LIVING CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW

Group
pushes
the limits
Voices of Change
excels in challenging
program

By SCOTT CANTRELL
Classical Music Critic
scantrell@dallasnews.com

After several seasons


dominated by often lightweight
postmodern fare, Voices of
Change, Dallas’ new-music
ensemble, is again offering more
substantive programs. Indeed, the
Fred Lerdahl chamber piece Time
After Time, the culmination of
Sunday evening’s concert at
Caruth Auditorium, was the series’
most challenging piece, in a good
sense, in not just recent memory.
A finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer
Prize in music, Time After Time is
a substantial diptych for flute
(played by Helen Blackburn),
clarinet (Paul Garner), violin
STEWART F. HOUSE/Special Contributor
(Voices artistic director Maria
Counselor Steven Scott and personal trainer Holly Lockett organize small groups for Team Move’s counseling and exercise sessions. Schleuning), cello (Jolyon Pegis),
piano (Carol Leone) and a variety

Moved to help others


of tuned and untuned percussion
(Deborah Mashburn).
It contrasts hypnotic patterns
with flowing and angular ideas,
exchanged and sometimes shared
between instruments. But each
instrument also gets its own
particularly idiomatic gestures. At

How would she break free from paralyzing grief? times this yields considerable
rhythmic complexity, and poses
some balance problems not
entirely resolved, but conductor
By CHRISTY ROBINSON feeling better.” Paul Phillips led a performance of
Special Contributor
Scott and Lockett, a former impressive authority.

H
Dallas County probation officer, György Kurtág, an important
olly Lockett fell to the floor, screaming. facilitate two 90-minute sessions a Hungarian composer too little
week. Sessions cost $60 each. A heard around here, was
She had just heard on the phone that her group of eight to 10 clients spends represented by his short, spare
brother, her lifelong best friend, had died. the first 45 minutes sharing fears, Varga Bálint Ligaturája,
anxieties, goals, setbacks and performed by Schleuning, Pegis
On that night three years ago, Lockett had no successes, and offering one another and Leone.
idea just how much his loss would paralyze her, or for how encouragement and feedback. They The other really gratifying work
also learn new thought patterns and on the program was what one
long. life strategies. might call a legacy piece: the
She also had no idea the path to healing would look a lot The last half is spent working 21-year-old Leonard Bernstein’s
toward clearly defined fitness goals. 1939 Sonata for clarinet and
like a treadmill. Clients discuss nutrition, review piano. The first movement is
their food journals and train with a surprisingly Frenchified, à la
Today her clients are discovering a moving body is key to emotional rotating mix of walking, running, Poulenc, Ibert, et al., but the
a similar path as members of Team wellness. circuit training, yoga and other second has a jittery energy that
Move, a program that Lockett’s “There are definitely correlations exercises, all at each client’s own could only be American. It got a
personal recovery inspired her to between fitness and mental health,” pace. performance alternately eloquent
create. She launched it last fall in says Lockett, now a certified The concept of a and exciting from Garner and
Plano with counselor Steven Scott. professional trainer and licensed counseling-exercise session is not Leone, the latter’s beautiful turns
Part group therapy and part boot chemical dependency counselor. “By
camp, Team Move emphasizes that exercising, you’re getting fit and See MAKE Page 4E See VOICES Page 3E

TELEVISION

Dallas-Fort Worth’s fab four


Just who are these “I’m not sure any of them are American Idol
going to win, so I’d put them all in 7 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday, Fox
local guys with ‘Idol’ about an equal position at the (Channel 4). 2 hrs. tonight (top 12 women

aspirations? moment,” he said. “But with four, perform) and Wednesday (top 12 men); 1 hr.
you’ve got a good shot. It’s not a bad results show Thursday.

place to be.”
(Take heart, guys. At this stage in
By DARLA ATLAS
Special Contributor the game last year, the likelihood chill with my brothers” — all six of
that Kris Allen would win was pretty them. What is he giving up by being
About 100,000 people (give or much zero.) on the show? “A lot of the
take) tried out for this season’s Before they take the stage to ‘normal-isms,’ ” he says with a
American Idol. That’s finally show their stuff, the guys offer a bit chuckle. “Being able to go out in
whittled down to 24, split equally more about who they are as people, public.”
between the genders. in profiles at americanidol.com and The longtime football player and
Out of the top 12 guys, the various social networking sites. Cowboys fan has no formal singing
Dallas-Fort Worth area gets to Which one has seriously thought training, but his style is influenced
claim a whopping four of them. about what life would be like as a by the Beatles, James Taylor and
Todrick Hall, Casey James, Alex platypus? Read on. John Mayer. Like Kris Allen before
Lambert and Tim Urban will sing him, Alex is used to performing with
on Wednesday night’s live show, Alex Lambert, 19 an accessory: “I get real nervous
after tonight’s debut of the top 12 North Richland Hills when I don’t have an instrument in
women. front of me.”
But the most important question Favorite quote: “Every man dies, For fans who are already busy
(always) is: What does Simon but not every man truly lives.” making posters, his nickname is
Cowell think? Alex, a senior at Richland High Alley Cat. And when he gets tickled, Fox

He talked about our fab four in a School, says the thing he misses The four D-FW guys on Wednesday’s American Idol are (clockwise, from
phone interview last week. most about home is “being able to See MEET Page 3E upper left) Casey James, Todrick Hall, Tim Urban and Alex Lambert.

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list of common drug-herb interactions. anesthesia by computer during operations
Among the products listed are ginkgo

Make a move toward


could deliver the most appropriate dose, im-
biloba, ginseng and echinacea, as well as prove patient recovery times and decrease
some surprises such as soy milk and green costs, researchers say.
tea — both of which can decrease the The system uses sensors and an encepha-
effectiveness of warfarin.

better mental health


logram to track the patient’s level of con-
LEARN MORE: www.health.com, search sciousness throughout the operation and
“herbal remedies,” and click on “Herbal continually corrects the dose for that indivi-
Remedies, Heart Drugs a Dangerous dual. It was tested using propofol, a com-
Combo”; www.mayoclinic.com, search
monly used anesthetic, with simulations
“warfarin side effects”
and on 15 volunteer patients, between the
The New York Times
ages of 30 and 60, who had surgery at the
Continued from Page 1E was taking a risk with tradi- The mental
tional therapy,” she said. “It health-exercise
CONCUSSION University Hospital of the Canary Islands.
new; some therapists have was not a good fit for me. It
A report on the tool, which also could be
felt contrived.”
link
Easy test could help diagnosis used to regulate blood-glucose levels, blood
practiced walking therapy, as
opposed to doing sessions in Lockett hit rock bottom. Loads of studies show
A simple and inexpensive new test of pressure and temperature, has been pub-
an office. Jasper Smits, asso- She didn’t even want to get that exercise boosts
reaction time could help determine lished in Computer Methods in Biomechan-
ciate professor of psychology out of bed. mood.
whether athletes have concussions and ics and Biomedical Engineering.
at Southern Methodist Uni- “I had played soccer for Counselor Steven Scott
whether they are ready to play. LEARN MORE: www.nlm.nih.gov, click on versity, says some social years, but had no desire to do says that exercise can
Researchers released a study Feb. 19 in “the public” and search “anesthesia”
workers might prescribe that anymore, no desire to run help clients facing
which the reaction times of 209 Division I SOURCE: ScienceDaily
exercise for managing anxi- anymore, no desire to do depression, grief, low
college football, wrestling and women’s ety or depression. However, kickboxing at the gym any- self-esteem, negativity
soccer athletes were tested during Compiled by Laura Schwed more,” said Lockett, mother of and anxiety. He explains
Team Move’s combination of
equal parts sharing and two sons. “I just could not find some of the chemistry
the motivation to do anything behind the therapy-
sweating in a group setting is
exercise training he
unique, he says. that I normally did.”
offers with personal
While Scott and Lockett More than a year passed, trainer Holly Lockett:
lack clinical evidence of and she still lived in a fog. Her
NUTRITION specific benefits, they can husband, Brent, had been ■ The brain changes
point to satisfied clients. patient but finally told her, when physical activity

Real Mayo Clinic Diet:


“You have to come back to releases endorphins,
which produce a feeling
life.” He signed her up for a
Proving herself gym membership.
of elation.

Plano third-grade teacher Simply getting to the

It’s not all grapefruit


■ Exercise also boosts
Monica McCaffrey joined fitness center was a victory. levels of serotonin, the
Team Move in October after She started with a little cardio. “happy” hormone. This
years of yo-yo weight loss. On Friends joined her in support. mechanism acts as a
natural antidepressant. It
her way to the first session, Then she began taking kick-
also boosts the efficacy
she almost turned around boxing classes. Then weights. of SSRIs (a type of
By EMILY LANGER
The Washington Post
‘Lose it’ the Mayo way and went home. Then yoga. Next she decided antidepressant
“I was not sure how I was to go to the gym three times a medication).
The Mayo Clinic Diet kicks off with “Lose It,” a two-week
Grapefruit, bacon, expected to open up to week instead of two.
phase in which dieters follow the guidelines outlined below ■ Levels of cortisol, the
cabbage soup: They’re impos- to safely lose 6 to 10 pounds.
strangers about my personal Within weeks, she started
stress hormone linked
tors, staples of fad diets billed life,” she said. to laugh again. Within six
ADD 5 HABITS with increased fat
as Mayo Clinic weight-loss Later that night “as I saw months, she decided to live
Eat a healthy breakfast, but don’t eat too much. storage, decrease and
plans but never endorsed by many of my teammates take again. serotonin increases
the medical institution. Eat at least 3 to 4 servings of vegetables and fruit a day. off running, I was mentally when people talk about
The real Mayo Clinic Diet Eat whole grains, such as whole-grain bread. defeated. All I kept thinking
was recently released in book Eat healthy fats, such as olive oil and nuts. was how out of shape I was
Running it out their pain. That’s where
the team aspect comes
form after years of research. Walk or exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. and how I would never be Some mental-health pro- in. Many studies report
We spoke recently with physi- BREAK 5 HABITS
able to keep up with the fessionals say the best thing to that group
cian Donald Hensrud, the team.” do with grief “is to cry it out,” psychotherapy is more
Don’t watch TV while eating, and spend no more time effective than individual
medical editor-in-chief of The watching TV than you do exercising.
Now down 20 pounds and she said. “But the best thing
Mayo Clinic Diet (Good three dress sizes, the mother for me was to run it out.” therapy.
Eat no sugar except what is naturally found in fruit. For more information
Books, $25.99) and a weight- of four has completed a 5K Her brother had always
Eat no snacks except vegetables and fruit. about Team Move, visit
management specialist, about race and is planning to run a told her she’d make a great
Limit the amount of meat and low-fat dairy that you eat. www.TeamMove.org or
the diet. Here are some ex- half-marathon. counselor, so she began think- call 972-380-1842.
cerpts: Eat no restaurant food unless it fits in the diet program. “The exercise became my ing about grad school. Her
What makes this diet ADD 5 BONUS HABITS own way to prove to myself husband suggested she seek
different? Keep records of what you eat. that no matter the age or advice from his friend Steven Recommended
The Mayo Clinic diet is physical condition, if I set my Scott.
Keep records of your physical activity.
“Our initial contact was to
reading
divided into two phases. “Lose Walk or exercise at least 60 minutes a day. mind to do it, I would achieve
It” is a two-week jump-start it,” McCaffrey said. consult about her grad pro- To learn more about the
Eat mostly fresh foods and healthy frozen or canned foods.
phase that emphasizes quick gram and which course work exercise-emotion link,
Write down your daily goals.
changes in habits, and we would most benefit her in
Loss and inspiration private practice,” Scott said. “I
Holly Lockett suggests
believe it is the healthiest way these titles:
to lose weight quickly. The How does the “Live It” Lockett had never known would give her some things to ■ Exercising Your Way to
second phase, “Live It,” con- phase work? life without her older brother, work on related to grief when Better Mental Health:
tinues these new habits seam- After the “Lose It” phase, Todd Becker. As kids in I found out she was strug- Combat Stress, Fight
lessly into a healthy and people take these habits and Bismarck, N.D., they bonded gling, and she would let me Depression, and Improve
enjoyable lifestyle program. change them into a lifestyle over their love of music and know how it worked for her.” Your Overall Mood and
Another unique feature is program. People can continue the fact they were both She occasionally dropped Self-Concept With These
based on the Mayo Clinic to lose one to two pounds a adopted. As adults, they by with coffee to chat between Simple Exercises, by
Healthy Weight Pyramid. week until they reach their talked on the phone almost Scott’s appointments when Larry M. Leith (Fitness
every day. she felt low. He never made Info Tech, $14.95)
This pyramid emphasizes goal. They learn more about
foods that are low in calories how to apply this indefinitely. Two years before her her feel rushed to heal — ■ Change Your Brain
and, importantly, healthy. We For example, we have guides brother’s death, he developed which helped her to do exactly Change Your Life: The
recommend that people eat on serving sizes. A serving of a heart infection. But it still that. Breakthrough Program
all of the fresh or frozen fruits eat, and people can choose carbohydrates is about the came as a shock when he One day last summer, she for Conquering Anxiety,
and vegetables they want. vegetables or fruits virtually size of a hockey puck. A small unexpectedly dropped dead told him about her idea for a Depression,
in his bathroom one night at program that blends physical Obsessiveness, Anger,
Is the idea that this will anytime. That actually makes bagel would be one serving.
and Impulsiveness, by
take the edge off your it easier to control appetite Say I succeed for two the age of 35. exercise with emotional sup-
Daniel Amen (Three
hunger? and calorie intake. weeks but then slip up. “I knew life was never, port. That’s what brought her Rivers Press, $16)
When people want to lose Walk me through the What advice do you have? ever going to be the same,” back to life, so maybe it would
weight, in many cases you do first phase. The challenges people she said. “I totally felt like my help others do the same. Scott ■ Food & Mood: The
have to eat less of certain In the “Lose It” phase, we experience may be different. life just shattered around agreed. Complete Guide to Eating
me.” “My ‘normal’ died on Feb. Well and Feeling Your
foods. But they apply this emphasize quick changes in For some, it might be eating
Best, by Elizabeth Somer
across the board. The more habits. What people do is add in front of the TV. For others, She began seeing a psy- 21, 2007,” she said. “However,
(Holt Paperbacks, $20)
they can’t do something, then five habits, break five habits, it might be physical activity. chologist. During the ses- I have a new normal now, and
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and it’s just not sustainable. If habits. There’s no counting the book, and it offers sugges- that it was “just” her brother, that this program can change Your Mood: The Workout
somebody is hungry, I tell calories. All have been shown tions on how to deal with and that she needed to “get lives.” Therapy Workbook by
over it.” Christy Robinson is a Kate F. Hays (New
them to eat. Now, we do have in the medical literature or these barriers. It doesn’t have
Harbinger, out of print
to watch foods that are high in intuitively to have some value to be drudgery. It can be “I don’t do well sitting in freelance writer in Dallas.
but available used.)
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there’s always something to or managing weight. tainable. my story on command, so I christy@christy-robinson.com

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