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  • Elizabethtown musician continues lifelong career

    At area restaurants and private functions, Don Picozzi plies his trade of creating music and atmosphere as a jazz keyboardist and accordion player.

    Picozzi has been playing the accordion most of his life.

    “I started out when I was 7 years old taking accordion lessons,” Picozzi said.

    Now 70, the Elizabethtown man said he took lessons until he was 21.

    “I should be a lot better than I am,” Picozzi joked.

  • Glen Rice is back at the PAC

    Glen Rice returns Friday to the stage at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The “It’s a Family Affair” concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is Rice’s opener for the 2014 concert series, now in its ninth year.

    Special guests include Allie Shae Hash, Clint Sapp, Tiffany Puckett, Ricky Puckett, Camryn Reynolds, Grace Farmer and Matthew Dyer.

    Rice will be joined by friends Ron Benningfield, Glenn Williams, Wayne Sexton, Lou Bingham, Ron Browning, Tony Cook and Camille Turner.

  • Marvel movies take over theaters this summer

    The summer movie season kicked off early this year with the opening of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” last weekend.

    It could be said the season will belong to Marvel. “Captain America” opens and “Guardians of the Galaxy” closes out the season in August and there are a couple of other Marvel offerings in-between. Marvel Studios and Disney are producing these two most-anticipated superhero offerings.

  • My first comic con

    A few weekends ago, I boldly went where so many other nerds had gone before: comic con. It wasn’t the big one held in San Diego each year, but it still had some big-name guest and lots of excitement.

    I didn’t cosplay — dress up like a character — but did spend several days deciding which sci-fi T-shirt to wear. I finally picked one featuring Marvel character Loki, mainly because I have a slight crush on the actor who plays him, Tom Hiddleston. The friend who went with me wore a TARDIS dress.

  • Captain America is back in action

    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout.
    Release date: April 4
    Runtime: 136 minutes
    Rating: Marvelous Marvel

    Marvel kicks off the summer movie series early with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” exploding onto screens today.

    We last saw Cap in “The Avengers” and find that since saving New York from an alien invasion, he has been working for S.H.I.E.L.D., alongside Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow.

  • Auditions for HCP’S ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ begin Monday

    Hardin County Playhouse will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday for its production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    Those auditioning should arrive at the theater no later than 6:30 p.m. No preparation of material is necessary although becoming familiar with the show will be helpful in the audition.

    Auditions will include reading from a provided script with other actors.

  • Elizabethtown author to host booksigning

    An Elizabethtown author will be on hand Sunday for a booksigning at St. James Catholic Church.

  • A journey to Middle Earth

    Since J.R.R. Tolkien originally published the book “The Hobbit” in 1937, it has captivated readers and sent them on an adventure with 13 dwarfs, a wizard and a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.

    The adventure unfolds live onstage this weekend at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    For the show’s cast and crew, bringing Middle Earth to the stage has been its own creative adventure.

  • Denise Lemke gets fired up to make glass beads

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the lampwork glass beads made by Vine Grove resident Denise Lemke, visit caravancreations.net.

    Near an open flame in the kitchen of her Vine Grove residence, Denise Lemke held a stick-like implement known as a mandrel in one hand and a glass rod in the other.

    She drew the rod to the fire provided by an oxygen propane torch until the glass melted and carefully wrapped the material onto the mandrel, which she twirled.

    “This is a hobby you have to be very patient with,” Lemke said.

  • Review: "Divergent' isn't all that different after all

    “Divergent”
    Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality.
    Release date: March 21
    Runtime: 139 minutes
    Rating: Nothing new

    If “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” were not enough, we now have a new film series based on teenage-themed books. The first of that film series, “Divergent,” hit theaters last week.