• "Virtually Me" confronts cyberbulling

    Cyberbullying and technology will be addressed in musical form Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School .

    “Virtually Me” is a musical presentation produced by Matt Murphy who also brought Tony nominated “Memphis” and “Thurgood” to the New York stage.

    The rock musical examines the pitfalls of technology that many teens face.

  • Gnomeo, Gnomeo ... don't go breaking my heart...

    “Gnomeo & Juliet” is not exactly Shakespeare. Let’s face it, it’s not even close. But it does have some cute moments.

    You know the story. Boy meets girl, they fall in love but their families hate each other. But this time the families are garden gnomes in competing gardens.

    Instead of sword fights there are lawnmower races, gnomes aren't killed but they are shattered and the friar from Shakespeare’s version has been replaced by a plastic pink flamingo named Featherstone.

  • Dash of Class: Outstanding sweetheart dishes

  • An '80s Valentine


    In November 1985 Rebecca Ricks and I started dating. Monday will be our 25th Valentine’s Day as a couple, and I can’t help but think about our early days together.

    Like many, I look back at things and see certain moments clearer than others. Often present is the music of the time.

  • Vine Grove musician celebrates sound

    Everyday sounds are musical components in the soundtrack of life as far as Vine Grove musician Jordan Myer Dale is concerned.

    “There’s no moment in life that’s dull,” Dale said.

    Dale finds beauty in off beats, chaos and city sounds.

    “That together is the symphony of our lives,” Dale said.

    At the beginning of 2010, Dale released his album “The Soundtrack,” which includes tracks crossing a wide variety of genres. Pop, experimental, rap and new age are some of the syles represented on the album.

  • Hardin County Playhouse tackles "Leading Ladies"

    Starting this weekend, The Hardin County Playhouse tackles a farce with “Leading Ladies” and for this production, there’s a new director at the helm.

    The story is a comedy about two Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who are a down on their luck. They discover an elderly woman is about to leave her fortune to two long lost English nieces. They pose as the nieces and the complications begin.

    “It’s ‘Bosom Buddies’ meets ‘Tootsie’ meets ‘Some Like it Hot’,” actor Jay Hemphill said.

  • Japanese musician offers free piano concert

    Japanese pianist, orchestra conductor and businessman Masazumi Aso, who goes by the name Sami, will present a free piano concert at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

    The concert is presented by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fine Arts Committee and the Multicultural Committee.

    Aso is from El Paso, Texas, and he completed his master’s degree in music in 2004 at the University of Texas at El Paso. His music incorporates classical and contemporary sounds.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Fudge


    Charlie Nunn of Hodgenville is sharing some fudge recipes that will make your Valentine very happy!

  • Jazz quartet at ECTC to feature world-renowned musician

    Jazz music will fill the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College  when Jamey Aebersold Quartet offers the public a free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday.

    The performance is part of the ECTC Fine Art Series sponsored by the ECTC Fine Arts Committee.

    The Jamey Aebersold quartet is comprised of saxophonist and jazz educator Aebersold, pianist Steve Crews, bassist Tyrone Wheeler and drummer Jonathan Higgins.

  • State Theater offers Valentine's Day showing

    The Historic State Theater is hosting an event for area couples to have the time of their lives Valentine’s Day.

    The Valentine’s Day special movie package includes a showing of “Dirty Dancing.” The movie, which features Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, will be shown at 8 p.m. Feb. 14.

    Couples can enjoy the package at a cost of $20 for two tickets, two popcorns, two 20-ounce sodas and a special treat.