• Coffee and music combine Friday at The Bridge

    A room is flooded with the smell of fresh coffee, painted in warm tones with soft lighting and the sound of acoustic music lifting throughout the room.

    No, you’re not in a coffee shop on Bardstown Road in Louisville. You’re at the Bridge Acoustic Café at the Nexus building of The Bridge Community Church on Wilson Road near Elizabethtown.

    The Bridge Acoustic Cafe is a place where any music lover in the community can gather for coffee and music once a month.

  • Limitless: A film that goes nowhere

    A guy takes a pill that helps him access all of his brain to be able to think quickly, react on instinct and remember everything he’s ever read or seen in his life.

    Sound familiar?

    Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” is a dumb down, less sophisticated and almost actionless version of television’s “Chuck.” Also, I might note, not nearly as funny.

  • Dash of Class: St. Patrick's Day delights

    It is so wonderful to have my column for St. Patrick’s Day actually on St. Patrick’s Day.

    With my Lasley heritage, I do have Irish blood, so I hope you enjoy the recipes I have selected for you if not for dinner tonight, maybe this weekend or even next year. Just file them away. All of today's recipes came from www.allrecipes.com.

    Original Irish Cream

    1 c. heavy cream

    1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

    1 2/3 c. Irish whiskey

  • The problem with Gaga

    I know some people have gone gaga over Lady Gaga, but I think it’s time to get real here. Despite the dramatic overtones of everything she does, is there any talent there?

    I won’t approach this from a moral or ethical standpoint, but there are issues to discuss there. I mean, come on, she did an interview on “Good Morning America” in an outfit she said was inspired by a condom.

    I want to look at her from a musical standpoint.

    Is her flair for the dramatic masking the fact that she lacks musical talent?

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Corn Flake candies

    Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville sent me this recipe for Corn Flake Candies last year, but I didn’t get around to making it until several weeks ago.

  • Holy Harmonica: The Waste Band has a rockn' priest and parishioners

    While some ministers play golf, fish or hunt, Chuck Walker, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, likes to play the harmonica in the Waste Band, he said.

    Some weekends he’ll play in the band on Saturday nights and then get up for Mass on Sunday morning.

    “This Waste Band thing is a nice, clean, relaxing and entertaining way to relieve a little stress and enjoy the company of others —in the band and in the audience,” he said.

  • Meet the Whos, Horton and a famous cat

    A singing elephant and dancing monkey might ring-a-bell-a-phant or seem too funky, but it’s all in fun for an iconic cat, a cat in a hat, if you can imagine that.

    “Seussical, Jr.” takes children’s book characters from page to stage as members of Allegro Dance Theatre in Radcliff prepare for their performance in the upcoming musical production. The play brings to life characters and stories based on works by Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote under the name Dr. Seuss.

  • Aliens invade but E'town native misses the ride

    “Battle Los Angeles” hit theaters over the weekend, but unfortunately it was missing Elizabethtown native Amy Dudgeon. Her scene was cut from the final edit of the film.

    The film follows a group of Marines as they engage technically advanced alien invaders while trying to evacuate a few citizens from hostile territory in Los Angeles. Most of the film is filled with doom and gloom as the aliens seek to wipeout mankind for our resources.

    If you are thinking that sounds familiar, you’re right.

  • More adjustments needed to this film

    As a reviewer, I have to separate my personal feelings about a film from the review and critique it based on the film’s quality, or lack there of.

    In saying that, I will be upfront and admit I have philosophical and theological problems with some concepts in “The Adjustment Bureau” and the film’s view on deity.

    But looking past that, “The Adjustment Bureau” has entertainment value and a convincing performance by Matt Damon (“True Grit”).

  • Ooooooooooklahoma sweeping into Plum Alley Theater

    The News-Enterprise

    The musical “Oklahoma” will be sweeping into the Hardin County Playhouse season in June, but first the musical needs a cast.

    Auditions for “Oklahoma” will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    “Oklahoma” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that takes place in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s. It was originally staged in 1943 and was turned into a film in 1955.