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Clayborne recounts the history of Washington's Turnage Theatre. It was in danger of demolition in the 1990s, but through the efforts of a nonprofit, the theatre was restored and reopened in 2007. Clayborne's article describes the vaudeville section of the theatre on the uppermost floor. It could seat 900 and the leading vaudeville stars performed there. That section of the Turnage is still awaiting restoration.
Steve Ainsworth is a retired orthopedic surgeon. In 2002, he was able pick up an activity that had interested him when he was a kid--woodworking. He has a workshop near his Washington home where he fashions works of art. He rarely buys a piece of wood because so much is available. His preferred wood is cherry, though he uses oak for furniture, and sometimes pecan branches for a particular project.