February 2013

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Photo by Todd Maughan live In the Moment with Stephanie Rearick A local musician finds a new way to bring community together Hip, happening, and, as spirited as the shock of brown curls on her head. That���s Stephanie Rearick. The vibrant woman well known around Madison for both her unique musical sound and Mother Fool���s, the quirky and colorful coffee shop she co-owns, also has a more serious side. It���s where she focuses her energies on another passion: the Dane County TimeBank, where she is the executive director. The organization centers on the concept of community involvement and paying it forward. For every hour that a TimeBank member invests in doing work for someone else, from helping pack belongings to giving others a ride, he or she receives an hour that can be spent on any service offered by other members. Looking back, she says it was a book about time banking by economist Bernard Lietaer that catapulted her out of coffeeslinging day-to-day (though she Hear Rearick still co-owns the shop) and into a for Yourself! whole new world. Rearick���s sixth solo album, ���[The way our] economy is ���Stephanie Rearick Jr.,��� is released structured drives everything this month and will boast a new in the wrong direction and sound for the musician. Harkening stands in the way of the kind back to her classical piano playing roots and featuring a beatier and of life I���d like to lead ... and bouncier feel than her previous the kind of world I���d like to works, Rearick will also play live in,��� she explains. keyboard, trumpet and loops Through this unique organion the new tracks. zation, Rearick hopes to promote a healthier, creative economy that helps individuals practice their passions, while also meeting their daily needs. ���I want to be able to focus on my music and not ��� [just] paying the bills,��� explains the keyboarding, trumpet-playing, drum-pounding singer, who released the solo album, ���Stephanie Rearick Jr.,��� this month. This year���thanks to time banking���she will get her wish. 2013 is the year she gets to spend traveling and sharing her time banking work all over Europe and the U.S. And if the traveling troubadour has anything to say about it she will be spreading her music and her ideas wherever she goes. February 2013 11

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