There's real substance to the notion that every woman is different. No two person's attitudes, bodies, or goals in life are ever exactly the same. But if there's one thing that every person shares, it's that our bodies change as we get older. That's especially true for females over the age of 50. One day you wake up, roll out of bed, and attack the day with vigor and positivity.
The next day, it seems like your emotions are out of control. Despite dieting and healthy life choices, your weight won't go down. It seems like you're having to deal with uncomfortable hot flashes every other hour of the day. Life can be hard after 50, especially when it seems like your body is plotting against you.
But the truth is, these changes are a completely normal part of the aging process for women. As you might be aware, this change is called menopause, and according to the NIH, more than one million women go through it every year. This change in life marks the end of your period. During this time, your hormones begin to deplete, causing a range of symptoms that can be difficult to deal with without professional help. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
Trying to juggle and cope with the symptoms of hormone deficiency can be rough for women and their partners because many of them are linked to nutrition, stress, and lack of exercise.
Fortunately, getting older and going through menopause doesn't have to be the worst time in your life. Hormone replacement therapy for women in Lockhart, FL, can help correct the imbalances in your body that are brought on by menopause. These safe, proven treatments from NV Medical Orlando can help balance your hormones during menopause and even help you reclaim your youth.
As a locally owned and operated shutter business, doing right by our customers is our top priority. We know that there are many options out there, so we at the Shutter Shop specialize in providing our customers the highest quality product at the most reasonable price.
We're able to offer impeccable customer service and high-quality shutters and blinds at low prices because, unlike others, we are the manufacturers. That means everything you order from the Shutter Shop is made right here in Georgetown, FL by our talented team. We're proud to say that products made here at The Shutter Shop are shipped to builders and homeowners all across the United States.
It all started when Shawn Reardon, The Shutter Shop's sole owner, and his wife moved from Santee to Georgetown in 2003. They were new to the ins and outs of shutters but wanted to start up a new business on the coast of South Carolina. They started out manufacturing plantation shutters only and a couple years later began manufacturing all exterior window coverings also.
At NV Medical Orlando, our HRT treatments for women include the use of pellets, which are about the size of a tic-tac and contain hormones like estrogen and testosterone. These pellets are implanted subcutaneously to supply your body with the hormones it needs. Each pellet contains a tiny number of bioidentical hormones that are released steadily into your bloodstream for up to five months.
Unlike other sexual health centers, every HRT treatment provided by our women's sexual health clinic is tailored to our patients. While natural hormone replacement therapy is effective for many women, every patient is different. That's why it's important that you speak with a board-certified doctor, like Gina Kirkpatrick, before starting any HRT treatment to make sure it's right for you.
When a woman's hormones are balanced, there's a better chance that she will be able to live a happy, normal life. That's where the beauty of HRT for women begins to unfold because it balances hormones in your body that would otherwise be disrupted due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women are revolutionary in that they allow you to enjoy life without suffering through all the pitfalls associated with getting older. However, at NV Medical Orlando, our team understands that no two women have the same bodies or hormone imbalances. That's why our board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist, Gina Kirkpatrick, D.O., provides personalized HRT therapy options for women.
Is HRT treatment from NV Medical Orlando the answer to your mood, weight, and exhaustion problems? That's the million-dollar question we get almost every day. And honestly, it's difficult to say until we can see you in our office and conduct a thorough examination. What we can say is that when your hormones are balanced optimally during menopause, you have a much better chance of living a normal life without the overwhelming symptoms that many women experience.
At NV Medical Orlando, we prioritize helping women balance their hormones to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Our HRT therapy options aren't just about getting you on a regimen - it's about giving your body the nutrition and love it deserves through a patient-first approach.
Unlike some clinics that rush their patients into therapy, our team focuses on our patient's needs and goals first. To achieve those goals, we conduct thorough blood tests and comprehensively examine your health during your first visit. That way, we can discover your underlying problems, determine your hormone levels, and get a better sense of your needs.
After that, our dedicated physician will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. The goal of this plan is to outline your HRT journey so that we can balance your hormones and your whole body. During this process, we'll keep a close eye on your hormone replacement therapy for women in Lockhart, FL. Like a web, HRT therapy covers several facets of female health. Each piece of that web works in tandem with others to make up how you feel. If we need to tweak aspects of your plan to help you feel better, we'll let you know and will adjust accordingly.
At the end of the day, we want you to feel safe, empowered, and like you're part of our family. After all, true HRT for women doesn't just balance hormones - it optimizes wellbeing and health, too. That's why NV Medical Orlando is dedicated to giving you a one-of-a-kind experience and specialized care, so you'll never feel like you're falling through the cracks.
Up to this point, we've talked about all the greatness that can come with HRT from NV Medical Orlando - but what are the actual benefits? Let's take a look.
Most women who consider natural hormone therapy are curious about its benefits and the results of long-term clinical investigations. Who wouldn't be? When it comes to the symptoms of menopause, natural estrogen therapy can be incredibly effective for conditions like lack of sleep, weight gain, excessive sweating, mood swings, and more.
In addition to promoting overall health, HRT for women can help reverse sexual symptoms of menopause, like vaginal dryness and general discomfort during intercourse.
When used as part of a comprehensive preventive healthcare plan, HRT can be an invaluable tool for women. That's because hormone therapies like estrogen treatment have been shown in clinical investigations to reduce the risk of serious concerns like osteoporosis and bone loss.
But that's just the start. Clinical studies report a wide range of HRT benefits, including:
To learn more about the benefits of HRT and whether treatment is right for you, contact our office today. If you're ready to feel better about getting older, NV Medical Orlando is here to help you every step of the way.
As we mentioned earlier, no two women will have the same hormone levels or HRT therapy needs. As such, every woman's timeline for menopause relief will be different. Generally, however, a standard HRT timeline may look like this:
Around week one, many women notice that they experience fewer hot flashes than normal. Some women notice these improvements only a few days after their first treatment.
After about two to three weeks of HRT for women in Lockhart, FL, many women notice that they have less irritability, anxiety, and fewer mood swings. During this phase, hot flashes should continue diminishing, and sleep may improve. Other benefits of HRT, like increased libido and more energy, are also expected during this phase.
Starting around weeks three to four, many HRT patients will notice drastic improvements in menopausal symptoms.
Around weeks five and six, it's common for women to notice physical differences like healthier skin, less hair loss, and even weight loss. With time, these improvements become even more pronounced.
At NV Medical Orlando, we don't only treat our patients for sexual health and wellness. Because Dr. Gina Kirkpatrick is a fellowship-trained urologist, our clinic has the capacity to treat all matters related to sexual health and wellness, including certain urologic conditions.
Have you started to notice that things âdown underâ are different than they were years ago? Are you experiencing disconcerting symptoms such as:
If you've noticed any of the above symptoms, you may be dealing with vaginal or pelvic floor laxity. For women dealing with these issues, vaginal rejuvenation often answers their problems. Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that covers several vaginal corrective procedures. These procedures can correct problems that occur after giving birth or during menopause.
Traditionally, these conditions have been treated with invasive surgeries and with supplements like vaginal estrogen or hyaluronic acid. However, modern treatment options like laser vaginal rejuvenation are growing in popularity and can help women avoid the pitfalls of surgery.
In fact, study centers around the world are using monopolar radiofrequency for vaginal laxity in premenopausal women. Studies show that treatment is safe and helps improve vaginal laxity and other sexual dysfunctions. Additionally, anecdotal evidence shows that patients have less urine leakage when coughing, laughing, sneezing, and exercising.
If you're unsatisfied with the appearance of your vagina or have noticed increased looseness or diminished lubrication, don't lose hope. Vaginal rejuvenation, HRT for women in Lockhart, FL, or a combo of the two may be right for you.
If you're a woman who finds herself lacking sexual desire or the act of sexual intercourse, you're not alone. In fact, research from 1999 shows that as much as 22% of women in the U.S. report low sex drive. Though this issue is often underreported, its causes and the available treatments are well-known.
Causes of low libido in women include:
Hysterectomies often result in a drastic drop of testosterone and estrogen in a woman's body. This drop in hormones has been linked to low libido.
Some medicines that are used to treat depression and anxiety, specifically SSRIs that inhibit serotonin, have been demonstrated to reduce sexual arousal.
Estrogen affects blood flow to vaginal and genital tissues. Reducing estrogen, which can occur during and after menopause, childbirth or surgical menopause created secondary to a hysterectomy can result in reduced vaginal blood flow and lubrication.
Studies on post-menopausal women have demonstrated that patients in poor health report lower sexual desire. In fact, symptoms like chronic pain, fatigue, and mood swings caused by chronic illnesses all contribute to decreased female libido.
Though low libido and the effects of unbalanced hormones can be concerning, treatment is available at NV Medical Orlando. First, a thorough physical exam and health history will be conducted to help our experts develop an optimal treatment plan for you. During your evaluation, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire that helps us assess your symptoms further. That way, we can craft an appropriate treatment regimen to address your symptoms and concerns.
The type of treatment recommended depends on your identified needs and may include hormone replacement therapy for women, vaginal treatments, oral medications, sexual therapies, or additional treatment regimens.
If you're a woman suffering day-to-day from the symptoms of menopause, now is the time to balance your hormones and reclaim your life. Sure, menopause is a natural process that occurs in almost every woman's body. But that doesn't mean you must forego treatments like HRT to make your transition easier. Who says the second half of your life can't be better than the first?
At NV Medical Orlando, we have helped countless women overcome the life-changing symptoms associated with menopause and hormone imbalances, and we're here for you, too. Contact our office today to schedule your evaluation and take the first step toward long-term relief.407-730-4244
Ohio State already has its quarterback for both the 2024 and the 2025 classes.But the Buckeyes also have their attention focused on the 2026 class, and offered their third quarterback in the cycle in June in Florida standout Will Griffin. Griffin earned the offer after impressing Ryan Day and Corey Dennis at a recruiting camp last month, as he went toe-to-toe in competing with OSU 2025 commit ...
Ohio State already has its quarterback for both the 2024 and the 2025 classes.
But the Buckeyes also have their attention focused on the 2026 class, and offered their third quarterback in the cycle in June in Florida standout Will Griffin. Griffin earned the offer after impressing Ryan Day and Corey Dennis at a recruiting camp last month, as he went toe-to-toe in competing with OSU 2025 commit Tavien St. Clair and 2025 target Ryan Montgomery, both of whom were at the same camp.
Griffin’s arm talent was on display along with an advanced frame for his age at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. After the camp, Day extended an offer to Griffin.
Fantastic day in Columbus!! Beyond thankful to receive an Offer from @ryandaytime and THE Ohio State University!! Thank you @CoreyDennis_ @CoachTFitch @markpantoni! @OhioStateFB @Buckeye_Nation @MarcVott @Bucknuts247 @adamgorney @RivalsFriedman @TomLuginbill @CraigHaubert pic.twitter.com/LIDC4pb3CR— Will Griffin 2026 QB1 (@w_griffin11) June 16, 2023
“It was fantastic, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Griffin said. “Especially learning from two coaches that know all about the position and football so that was great. I’m really good friends with Tavien, Ryan was here earlier and I made some new friends. Competition makes each other great and all of us got better today.”
The Florida signal caller said he enjoyed learning from Day and will take back some of the techniques he learned and add it to his game.
“He did help me a lot on some mechanics and told me to stay balanced back there,” Griffin said.
Griffin has paid plenty of attention to OSU’s quarterback development over the past few seasons, and has been impressed with the Buckeyes having three straight first round signal callers.
“They’ve done a phenomenal job,” Griffin said. “You’ve got Justin Fields, Dwayne Haskins and C.J. Stroud. Stroud is just amazing, I personally thought he was the best quarterback in college football last year. They know a thing or two about coaching quarterbacks.”
In his freshman season at Jesuit (Tampa, Florida), Griffin completed 106 of 187 passes for 1,653 yards with 18 touchdowns to nine interceptions. Griffin also ran for 124 yards with two touchdowns.
Griffin said he plans on returning to OSU for a visit sometime this year, but is unsure of a specific date.
In case you missed it, Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class grew by one on Thursday after four-star Arizona cornerback Miles Lockhart gave his commitment to Tim Walton and the Buckeyes.
Lockhart broke down his commitment with Eleven Warriors and knew Ohio State was the place for him from the start.
“They were always the school that was No. 1 for me,” Lockhart said. “Ever since they offered me, they were the school that I really wanted to go to. They recruited me the hardest and I had the best relationships there. I just really felt comfortable there.”
Following Lockhart’s commitment, various OSU football personnel and commitments reacted via social media, and we’ve compiled some of their tweets below.
Told ya sooooo Number one class soon be on the lookout— Deontae Armstrong (@DeonArmstrong30) July 6, 2023
— Jeremiah Smith (@Jermiah_Smith1) July 6, 2023
Yall know how we play it Buckeye Nation#GoBucks— (@bryvonny) July 6, 2023
BOOOOOOM https://t.co/u8Gd7z2v37— Ian oore (@IanMoore2024) July 6, 2023
Another Ohio State target has set a commitment date for July. Four-star cornerback Corian Gipson told On3 he plans on making a college decision on July 22 and will choose from a final five of Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, TCU and Texas.
4-star CB Corian Gipson will announce his commitment on July 22, he tells @samspiegs. The nation's No. 8 cornerback will choose from Texas, Ohio State, TCU, Alabama and Clemson Read: https://t.co/pdGRpLVky8 pic.twitter.com/jNGtCnjMMV— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) July 6, 2023
Gipson made an official visit to Ohio State in June, but the Buckeyes are not expected to land Gipson later this month, as Clemson is the favorite in the recruiting industry to secure Gipson's commitment.
Florida’s largest lobbying firm is expanding its Tallahassee-based advocacy team with the addition of veteran campaign strategist and executive branch lobbyist Karis Lockhart.Lockhart is joining The Southern Group after an extensive career in state and local campaigns. She brings with her expertise in policy and appropriations on issues ranging from economic growth and development to infrastructure, sustainability, resiliency and disaster response.“Karis literally grew up in the pol...
Florida’s largest lobbying firm is expanding its Tallahassee-based advocacy team with the addition of veteran campaign strategist and executive branch lobbyist Karis Lockhart.
Lockhart is joining The Southern Group after an extensive career in state and local campaigns. She brings with her expertise in policy and appropriations on issues ranging from economic growth and development to infrastructure, sustainability, resiliency and disaster response.
“Karis literally grew up in the political process and those early experiences have positioned her for untold success in Florida’s political arena,” Southern Group founder and chairman Paul Bradshaw said. “The depth of her contacts and the sophistication of her political strategies translate to wins, whether she’s on the campaign trail or in the halls of the Capitol. I’m confident our Southern clients are going to benefit from her addition to our advocacy team.”
Lockhart previously served as the Deputy Director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), where she brought various agency priority issues to successful conclusion. There, she helped secure funding and establish policies supporting the state’s workforce, and successfully championed the state’s rural economic development grants programs. Other successes include implementation of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program and the establishment of the Florida Office of Broadband.
“Karis’ knowledge and work ethic are beyond compare,” Rep. Wyman Duggan said. “She works tirelessly in support of the issues she champions, and I am certain she’ll be an immediate asset to her clients and represent them well.”
Lockhart’s campaign experience includes work for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2018 campaign where she cultivated relationships throughout Florida’s political landscape, including with city, county and regional contacts in Central Florida, where she is from.
“Karis Lockhart is a rare talent possessing the powerful combination of incredible drive and deep knowledge of our state’s political and administrative processes,” Tallahassee managing partner Rachel Cone said. “She has a long, bright future ahead of her at The Southern Group.”
Lockhart was recognized by INFLUENCE Magazine in 2019 and 2020 as one of Florida’s “Rising Stars” in the Florida political process. She currently serves on Sen. Marco Rubio’s Regional Service Academy Nomination Board.
Combining her love for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with her deep concern for the plight of the homeless, seven-year-old Letty Lockhart last year donated 170 pounds of food and 62 self-made sandwiches to People Helping People in Hernando County. They are an interfaith community established to provide food, clothing and other basic necessities to individuals in need. Now this representative of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, a student at Westside Elementary, has won a statewide philanthropy award for her efforts.When Pat...
Combining her love for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with her deep concern for the plight of the homeless, seven-year-old Letty Lockhart last year donated 170 pounds of food and 62 self-made sandwiches to People Helping People in Hernando County. They are an interfaith community established to provide food, clothing and other basic necessities to individuals in need. Now this representative of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, a student at Westside Elementary, has won a statewide philanthropy award for her efforts.
When Patti Motzer told Letty that she would be the recipient of the auxiliary’s prestigious “Good Deed Award,” she expressed a keen interest in helping more. Motzer is the Children & Youth Chairman for American Legion Post 186 in Brooksville as well as District 15 of the American Legion Auxiliary Dept of FL
Indeed, when invited to accept her award on March 24 at Post 186, Letty was told that – on the same day – Auxiliary representatives would be making Pocket Flags for deployed Troops. Immediately, this young philanthropist volunteered to help. “Isn’t that wonderful?!” said Motzer. “Letty deserves to be recognized for all she does.”
Letty’s journey of giving began most literally on the road. “We sometimes drive by a homeless person on the street holding up a sign asking for help,” said mom Brittany Lockhart. “She’ll ask why he’s there. She’s concerned.”
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Letty’s concern only grew as she learned that this person–along with many others–was hungry. “It makes me sad when people are hungry,” she explained at her March 24 awards ceremony. “They have no food, or have to eat yucky food that makes them sick.”
In May of last year, proud mother Brittany wrote to People Helping People, based in Spring Hill, explaining her daughter’s strong desire to help the homeless; and her plan of action to provide some needed assistance. Letty aimed to prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (her own favorite food) and accompanying snacks to distribute among homeless people living in the woods, with little food and no place to call home.
When Letty set her mind and heart to something, her hands soon followed. She prepared 62 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the aid of 170 pounds of food donated by family members and friends. These sandwiches were handed out last summer at homeless campsites around the county, as distributed by People Helping People.
When Motzer read a chronicle of Letty’s efforts in The Hernando Sun, she felt that the child would make an ideal recipient for the American Legion Auxiliary Dept of FL’s “Good Deed Award.”
“I read the article about Letty and thought, ‘I really believe we have a winner!'”
Motzer and her associates were proud to present Letty with Post 186’s first Good Deed Award March 24. “This is my first time giving this award,” she said, emotion filling her voice. “Children like Letty, who help those in need, deserve the recognition.”
The Good Deed Award was created in 2002 “in recognition of a good deed, community service, and humanitarian contribution.”
“We are proud to present this award to you!” said Lynda Anderson, President of Charles E. Murray Unit 186. “We want to thank you for making a difference in your community. This award was created for boys and girls like you, who demonstrate a kind, caring act of selfishness.”
Also present for this event was Florida Department President of the American Legion Auxiliary Jane Hardacre. “I love what Letty has done,” Hardacre said. “She is a role model for other kids.”
The officers of Post 186 surprised Hardacre with a $1,000 donation for the auxiliary-supported Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express, which “serves the surviving spouses and children of fallen heroes. We are committed to year-round programming and support for families that honors their fallen hero, encourages them to make new memories, and provides opportunities to connect with others who know what they’ve been through.”
As Letty’s mother Brittany and grandmother Andrea Lockhart looked on with pride, Letty gave a simple two-word acceptance speech, “Thank you.” Aside from lending a hand to the flag making project, she also distributed information pertaining to her next community service project. She and sister Payton are collecting new pet items and food to help pets in the community. Donations will be given to pet shelters, homeless and senior pet owners.
To support this effort, bring donations of all types of dog and cat food, cat litter, cat and dog treats, cat and dog toys, pet bowls, dog harnesses and leashes, pet beds and other items from now through April 31 to Bargain City Bins, 3045 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
“It’s people like Letty who give hope to this world,” said Executive Director of People Helping People in Hernando County, Inc., Kendra Kenney. “She may be a young girl, but she has a big heart. Her story has inspired others to donate showing that just one act of kindness can inspire others. Can you imagine the things she’ll do as a grown up? Wow.”
So what’s the scoop on Lockhart, the Sentinel’s “On the Town” columnist, Jean Yothers, asked in 1955, writing about the unincorporated community we pass through as we drive toward Apopka on Edgewater Drive, north of College Park.Yothers had just attended a wingding hosted by the then newly formed Lockhart Lions Club, with the purpose of interviewing “early settlers and get the low-down on this former saw mill town,” she wrote. Mrs. Violet Wyman, Lockhart pioneer and poetess, would write up the histo...
So what’s the scoop on Lockhart, the Sentinel’s “On the Town” columnist, Jean Yothers, asked in 1955, writing about the unincorporated community we pass through as we drive toward Apopka on Edgewater Drive, north of College Park.
Yothers had just attended a wingding hosted by the then newly formed Lockhart Lions Club, with the purpose of interviewing “early settlers and get the low-down on this former saw mill town,” she wrote. Mrs. Violet Wyman, Lockhart pioneer and poetess, would write up the history recorded at the event, at which folks swapped pioneer tales while they munched on chicken pilau, followed by four kinds of pie.
Lumber and citrus
Judging from Yothers’ column, even back in 1955, a lot of Orlando folks didn’t know much about Lockhart, which does have a deep heritage.
In the late 1800s, the Lockhart area was rich in pine and oak trees, and the town’s namesake, David Lockhart, saw the opportunities those trees presented. He opened a sawmill, creating jobs that boosted the community’s growth. Soon Lockhart became an important location for the transport of both lumber and citrus.
“Lockhart has enjoyed over a century of strong industry, civic, educational and cultural groups,” says Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore of District 2, where the community is located.
In the strong belief that a sense of history strengthens the bonds of community, Moore fostered a Lockhart Community History Mural project, in which Central Florida artist Lisa Mikler revealed stories of the area’s past through a 123-foot-long, four-panel painting on a wall at Edgewater and Lake Lockhart Drive. It was dedicated at the end of February. (You can see online at www.lockhartmural.com/.)
From Sweden, by steamer
Mikler worked on the project for six months, researching records and talking with long-time community residents such as Lena Isaacson, who described how her ancestors traveled to the United States from the Uppsala region of Sweden to escape harsh conditions there.
“They came by boat from Jacksonville to Sanford, proceeded by foot through miles of forest and carved out a life for themselves in Central Florida,” Isaacson says. She still lives on the original homestead property her family purchased in 1880.
The first panel of Mikler’s mural depicts Lockhart around the time the Isaacsons arrived, along with other pioneer families, including the Hills, Roses, Wilseys, Woffords, and Davises, in days when people traveled by steamboat to Sanford and then followed the Wekiva and Little Wekiva rivers until they found land that looked good for growing citrus.
Another panel depicts the community after a boiler explosion destroyed David Lockhart’s sawmill, and the Overstreet Crate Company opened in its place in the early 20th century. The Overstreet company employed 300 people and built 20 percent of all the orange crates that were shipped out of Florida. In 1917, it too burned to the ground, never to be rebuilt. But Lockhart’s industrial legacy lives on in businesses such as Finfrock, Cemex and Outdoor Living Products.
From past to future
Mikler’s research for the mural was exhaustive. One panel shows two women folding a quilt that’s painted to resemble exactly an entry that the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce displayed at an Orange County Fair. The final panel depicts tourist attractions and downtown Orlando, which Lockhart helped build, in the distance but very close to Lockhart.
Moore sees the mural as the potential start of a “new Lockhart” district that includes new businesses, attainable housing, and access to the new Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail. It’s a vision that includes storefronts along Edgewater Drive and a community in which families will ride bicycles and students will walk to school. Perhaps it’s a vision with echoes of the Lockhart that began with pioneers such as the Isaacsons about 140 years ago.
“Imagine a small town built on the shoulders of pioneers who risked everything to make a decent life for themselves,” says Isaacson. “We don’t want that to get lost in time.”
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —Artist from West Palm Beach Aaron Lockhart, also known as "Dubba-AA", makes history with two Grammy Awards as executive director.'Dubba-AA' played in the marching bands at Roosevelt Middle and Palm Beach Lakes High Schools.He stopped by Roosevelt Middle School to play with the band and to give students a message."People say that college isn't for them," Lockhart said. "I would tell y'all right now: just go. Attempt. If y'all don't like it, then cool...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —
Artist from West Palm Beach Aaron Lockhart, also known as "Dubba-AA", makes history with two Grammy Awards as executive director.
'Dubba-AA' played in the marching bands at Roosevelt Middle and Palm Beach Lakes High Schools.
He stopped by Roosevelt Middle School to play with the band and to give students a message.
"People say that college isn't for them," Lockhart said. "I would tell y'all right now: just go. Attempt. If y'all don't like it, then cool."
'Dubba-AA' attended Tennessee State University on a band scholarship and the combination of all of those experiences catapulted him to the Grammy Awards.
He won the best roots gospel album for "The Urban Hymnal," as executive producer and he won a second Grammy for his contributions to J. Ivy's The Poet Who Sat by the Door, in the Best-Spoken Word Album category.
These Grammy's make history as the only University and Marching Band to win such a prestigious award.
"That made me feel so accomplished and feel so good because I was a student at Tennessee State University," Lockhart said. "So, for me to give back to the University, the students and to my peers and everybody that I work with, is very humbling."
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The Gospel Album titled 'The Urban Hymnal' is a collection of ten records with the Tennessee State University band playing and the choir joining in.
"We call it 'The Urban Hymnal' because we've taken old hymns and we've modified them to make them more modern you understand for the younger listener to be able to enjoy," Lockhart said.
The song 'Fly' on the album is a crowd favorite but the song 'Purpose' is special. His parents are featured.
"I want to make the people around me proud, I want to make the city proud," Lockhart said. "I want to make everything that I've done mean something."