• State Theater concert benefits United Way

    Mike Jones and PG-43 is the featured musical act in a concert Thursday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is a fundraising event for United Way of Central Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administrative office of the State Theater or at the door. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

    “I really initiated the idea,” Jones said of the benefit concert.

  • ‘Can You Duet’ winner Steel Magnolia plays Historic State Theater

    Country music will ring through the halls of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend with a national recording act and some regional favorites.

    Emily West, theater director, strives to offer a variety of concerts that appeal to different age groups, she said. The theater has played host to artists such as Mark Chesnutt and John Anderson but West felt it was time to offer something for a younger audience.

  • Traditional Music Festival includes workshops, concert

    Workshops and a concert highlight the 18th Traditional Music Festival, set to be  presented Friday and Saturday by the Heartland Dulcimer Club at John Hardin High School.

    Vendors, dancing and jams also are part of the festival.

    Activities from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday are for pre-registered guests and include dancing and music jam sessions.

  • The water's lukewarm in 'Chasing Mavericks'

    In a world where movies tend to go big or go home, today’s audiences expect excellence in every venture to the big screen.

    That’s where movies like “Chasing Mavericks” fail. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s not a flop either. It lives in that dangerous in-between that dooms films to a quick trip to DVD or downloadable media.

    It’s the true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a young man whose father left him as a child and grows up dreaming of surfing the big waves.

  • Coping with loss not limited to humans

    Tybalt hasn’t been himself lately.

    Our black Pomeranian has been out of sorts since his playmate, another black Pomeranian, named Nanook, had to be euthanized in July. Nanook’s health had declined rapidly and to the point he was in extreme pain.

    Since then, Tybalt’s behavior has been a little erratic and more than a little heartbreaking.

  • Do the 'Time Warp' with HCP

    Hardin County Playhouse hopes area residents will “come up to the lab and see what's on the slab,” just like the musical invitation offered in its production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

    The cult classic play will be presented at 7 p.m. today and 11 p.m. Saturday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    “The Rocky Horror Show,” which debuted in London in 1973, was made into the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered in 1975 and often gets midnight showings.

  • Youth sports as good for adults as children

    Guilt. If I’m perfectly honest, that’s how my adventure in coaching started. But despite somewhat ugly beginnings, some things do turn out beautifully.

    This summer, my 4-year-old son was wild about playing soccer. With gusto, we registered with a local youth league, but it turned out more volunteer coaches were needed. To be turned away would have broken his heart — true for most young athletes, I’m sure.

  • Suspense wins over slashers

    If you go: Halloween themed movies play throughout the weekend and on Halloween at the Historic State Theater.
    "Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) - 7 p.m. Thursday, admission is free
    “Night of the Living Dead” – 8 p.m. Friday, admission $3
    “The Goonies” – 2 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Ghostbusters” – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Halloween” – 9:15 p.m. Saturday, admission $3

  • 'Sherlock Holmes' comes to Horse Cave

    The Kentucky Repertory Theatre is taking on the most famous detective in literary history with a production of “Sherlock Holmes.”

    Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette in 1898, the play was the first dramatized version of Holmes as he battles his nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

    Sets for the play are being created by graphic-novel artist Bret Herholz.

    The show plays at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave at 7:30 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. CDT matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

  • State Theater offers free showing of cult classic

    A bloodthirsty plant takes root at the Historic State Theater on Thursday when “Little Shop of Horrors” arrives, but admission to the movie won’t feed on the wallets of patrons.

    Admission to the 7 p.m. showing is free.

    “Little Shop of Horrors,” a 1960 cult classic, stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph and Mel Welles. The movie also includes actor Jack Nicholson in a small role early in his career.