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  • 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.

  • Brandenburg film company produces geek culture projects

    In a land far, far away — or Brandenburg — a production company is striving to produce fantasy and science fiction movies and Web series based on geek culture.

    The company, d20 Entertainment, is led by Ken Whit­man and already has produced two seasons of a Web series called “Brothers Barbarian.” Now there are a few other projects in the works.

    From 1994 to 1995, Whitman worked for the company that made Dungeons & Dragons.

  • 'Maleficent' is far from magnificent

    “Maleficent”
    Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
    Release date: May 30
    Runtime: 97 minutes
    Rating: Not an improvement on the original

     

    If you grew up loving the Disney fairy tale movie “Sleeping Beauty,” you know its villain Maleficent always has been considered one of the best animated villains in movie history.

    For fans, anticipation is high for the live action Disney flick “Maleficent.”

  • Local magician makes illusion his life's work

    A good magician never shares his secrets, but a great one uses them for a good cause.

    Despite performing in lucrative places such as Las Vegas, local magician Joseph “Dinky” Gowen stays close to home by performing his magic at fundraisers for places such as the Hardin County Animal Shelter, local schools and civic club.

    Gowen has performed magic since age 6. His love for magic began when his mother, a regular attendee of his earliest shows, bought him a magic kit. He said it has been a pivotal part of his life ever since.

  • Radcliff veteran publishes novel

    A Radcliff resident and retired Army veteran has published a novel.

    “The Breach ...the link...” was published April 22 by R.L. Thacker, who was born at Fort Knox.

    A single mother of three children, Thacker had written several novels and began many short stories, but “The Breach” is her first publication. Thacker, who is pursuing an associate of arts degree and a degree in psychology. said she decided to publish so her children would know nothing was out of reach.

    Her novel is available at amazon.com and createspace.com/4769135.

  • Shakespeare role in nation's capital latest for Central Hardin grad

    It wasn’t until well after he began college that Central Hardin High School graduate John Keabler began to think he might be able to have a career in acting.

    Now with TV, movie and stage roles among his credits, Keabler is plying his craft as part of Shakespeare Theatre Company in the nation’s capital in two Shakespeare productions, “Henry IV, Part 1” and “Henry IV, Part 2.” The plays run until June 8 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

    Keabler shares the stage with veteran actor Stacy Keach, who portrays Falstaff.

  • CHHS grad named finalist in Student Academy Awards

    The News-Enterprise

    A 2003 graduate of Central Hardin High School has been named a finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st annual Student Academy Awards.

    James Roe, son of Jim and Susan Roe, was named a finalist in the Narrative category of the competition for his film “AM 800.”
    The film was completed in the fall, when James Roe was a graduate student at the Univeristy of New Orleans.