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  • Change is good ... unless aliens are involved

    Change is good. Or so they say.

    Then again “they” say a lot of things and we still don’t know who “they” are.

    Why don’t “they” change that?

    At any rate, I won’t argue with the aforementioned statement. It’s true enough, many times.

    Change can keep things from getting stale and can spark inspiration. In fact, I purposely break routine when I realize it has become just that: routine.

  • 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.

  • Leaping lizards, Allegro Dance Theatre presents 'Annie Jr.'

    The sun will come out for the Allegro Dance Theatre as it presents “Annie Jr.” Friday night at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The original authors and lyricists created the junior version for schools, Allegro director Carol Zagar said. It is used to help students learn literature and be able to produce and perform the musical for their schools, she said.

    The 60-minute version has all the original songs except the title song, “Annie,” Zagar said.

  • The Blue Soul Gypsys back on stage at the State Theater

    The Blue Soul Gypsys return to the Historic State Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Aaron McDowell, Justin Perz and Jeffery Scott make up the band with a sound that mixes progressive, classic, southern, blues and rock music. They met at Pandaruella Productions, a local studio headed by Jacob and Samantha Langley.

  • Local musician finds venue for his art

    Growing up in a family in which most everyone played an instrument or sang was bound to have an influence on Travis Puryear.

    “Music is a huge impact in my life,” he said.

    The 21-year-old Elizabethtown resident has been playing guitar since he was 12. Originally from Grayson County, Puryear played in the orchestra beginning in middle school and has learned to play other instruments.

    Puryear also can play violin and bass guitar, though he admits he’s “not so great” on drums.

  • Getting back on the write track

    The writing group I facilitate, which meets twice a month in Elizabethtown, hasn’t met since last year.

    Mother Nature is largely to blame for the cancellations. Out of the five meetings scheduled in the past two and half months at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown, three of them were canceled because of weather. One was canceled when the library was closed for a holiday and because of a staff development day at the library.

  • To the WABAC machine

    “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
    Rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor.
    Release date: March 7
    Runtime: 92 minutes
    Rating: Smart and fun

    The creators of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” take audiences on a hilarious trip in the WABAC machine to nostalgic fun with a modern twist.

  • ECTC Choristers to present Spring Variety Show

    Choral spirituals will be part of the program when the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Choristers present a Spring Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

    Admission is $4 and benefits the Choristers.

    Along with choral spirituals, the show will feature solos and ensembles in a variety of musical styles. Door prizes and refreshments are offered.

    For information, contact Camille Hill at 270-706-8448 or Camille.hill@kctcs.edu.

  • 'Son of God' doesn't live up to previous Biblical epics

    "Son of God"
    Rated PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of the crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.
    Release date: Feb. 28
    Runtime: 138 minutes
    Rating: Not the worst, not the best

    As a movie reviewer and a person of faith, I probably scrutinize a film about Jesus more than any other film.

    In other words, I expect to be moved, inspired and excited about what I’m seeing take place on screen.

  • Movie Palace to host special showing of ‘Acts of God’

    The Movie Palace in Elizabethtown hosts a special showing tonight of a film that includes Hardin County actors.

    “Acts of God,” a movie produced by City on a Hill Productions, will be shown at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $8, must be purchased online and are available at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=327f25.

    Hardin County residents Greg and Regina Campbell and Nicole Walker are among the actors who appear in “Acts of God.” It tells the story of six people who are pulled together through a terrible accident.