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  • Area teens roll the dice with 'Guys and Dolls'

    The familiar tale of gamblers, gangsters and their gals will hit the stage this weekend as the Youth Theatre of Hardin County presents the musical “Guys and Dolls.”

  • Oz, opera offered to thespians during PAC auditions

    Professional and amateur actors and actresses will find Oz and opera the focuses of the offerings when Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center hosts auditions for two plays in their Pro-Am series beginning Sunday.

    The auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” and “Lend Me a Tenor” are at the PAC at John Hardin High School.

  • 'Earth to Echo' is a poor imitation of better films

    “Earth to Echo” is the story of three kids hoping to save their homes from being torn down because of freeway construction. They stumble upon a small robotic-looking alien who is trying to find his ship to go back home. Meanwhile, government agents are trying to find him and stop him.

  • Twisting with technology

    A couple of weeks ago, I became aware of a twist on a standard practice among young siblings: tattling.

    You know the practice. You probably engaged in it when you were a kid. I’m sure I did.

    Say you’re a kid, and your brother or sister does something they’re not supposed to. Obviously, mom or dad needs to be informed.

  • Mannequin art highlights exhibit at Wild Earth Gallery

    A classical guitar performance by musician John Riitchie will be included during an exhibit opening Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in downtown Elizabethtown. Titled “Art Bodies,” the exhibit will feature mannequins altered by area artists.

  • Marky Mark and the clunky bunch

    Despite an overwhelmingly negative response from critics, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” raked in $100 million at the box office opening weekend.

    But will audiences like what they see? The film isn’t as horrible as most critics made it out to be, but it has some problems.

    First off, it is very long. Almost three hours.

  • It's time to open our eyes

    I have come to the realization I live a somewhat selfish life. I open a refrigerator full of food and claim I have nothing to eat or open a closet full of clothes and whine that I have nothing to wear.

    Most nights, I sit under the shelter and safety of a home and watch television only to complain about what I lack in life.

    It dawns on me how selfish my life is when I realize while I have all this there are children in our country and around the world who have none of these things.

  • The sun still shines bright on 'The Stephen Foster Story'

    “The Stephen Foster Story,” a regional tradition, kicked off this month in Bardstown for its 56th season.

    “The show was much longer when it first opened, at least 2.5 hours in length,” said Billy Bass, the media and development coordinator.

    Through the years, scenes have been rearranged, music changed and some lines cut, he said.

    “The show changes every summer with new cast members and personalities, so every year the show has it’s own distinct story,” he said.

  • 'Jersey Boys' forgot it's a musical

    A few years ago, I had the joy of seeing the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” live on stage. Because the musical was so good and had so much acclaim, I expected magic from Clint Eastwood’s film version.

    That’s not exactly what happened.

    It has a few problems.

    “Jersey Boys” chronicles the formation and eventual breakup of the Four Seasons but, most importantly, it tells the story of their music.

  • A cellphone by any other number still rings as loudly

    For my birthday, I got a gift that keeps giving.

    Giving me problems, that is.

    Now, before I go any further, I have to be clear about a couple of things. First, the gift was a great item I had asked for and was not the source of the problems. Also, the experience to which I’m referring was not typical of the experiences I’ve had in the past when dealing with this company.

    That said, let me tell you about Cell-mageddon.