• A cappella group director finds new arrangement in life

    Since 2006 when he co-founded the a cappella ensemble Kentucky Vocal Union, Aaron Dale has served as the group’s only musical director.

  • 'Star Wars,' Lincoln featured in free orchestra concert

    Honest Abe will be accompanied Saturday by The Force in Hodgenville when The Louisville Civic Orchestra performs a free concert featuring music from Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait” and music from “Star Wars.”

    The concert is at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 730 Tonieville Road and will feature the full 60-member orchestra.

  • Elizabethtown photographer claims first-place honor

    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown photographer and author David Toczko captured first place in tthe Kentucky Bourbon Festival’s photography contest.

    Toczko won with his photo titled “Good to the Last Drop,” which depicts the filling of a barrel prior to being sent to a rickhouse for aging. The results were announced Sept. 9.

  • Finding the artist in myself and others

    This past weekend I found myself wearing a T-shirt that designated me as an artist.

    I kind of felt like a fraud.

    You see, this was for Via Colori, the Italian street painting festival held annually in downtown Elizabethtown. The day-long event featured artists who could draw circles around me and do so in such a way as to create art.

  • The man in the brown fedora is back on screen

    If you are itching for an adventure, the Historic State Theater has just the weekend for you.

    The Indiana Jones trilogy starring Harrison Ford will be shown this weekend for thrill-seeking audiences who are fans of the man in the brown fedora.

  • Bourbon, music highlight festival

    For six days, nearby Bardstown will provide the nationally known Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

    The festival begins Tuesday and continues through Sept. 21.

    Some of the featured events are a balloon glow, arts and crafts and tours. The week celebrates the heritage and history of bourbon in Kentucky.

  • Via Colori features art plus entertainment

    This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the streets of downtown Elizabethtown will be decorated in a variety of colors during the Via Colori street painting festival.

    The festival also includes two stages full of music and entertainment throughout the day.

    Scheduled to appear at the acoustic stage are:

    Noon — Nutty Scientists of Northern Kentucky

  • Event boosts walking tour, offers crowds music, relaxation

    A table of 11 AGC Automotive employees dressed in light blue shirts and navy blue pants talked and sipped beer on a Thursday night as music drifted from a nearby stage and the murmur of conversation and laughter from visitors filled Cunningham Garden behind the Brown-Pusey House.

  • ‘The Identical’ may still be searching for its identity

    “The Identical”
    Rated PG for thematic material and smoking.
    Release date; Sept. 5
    Runtime: 107 minutes
    Rating: A TV movie kind of feel


    The News-Enterprise

    The past couple weekends at the movies have not produced the best films of the year. In fact, few have had critical or popular success.

  • A cappella harmony on stage at the State this weekend

    The Kentucky Vocal Union will take the stage at the Historic State Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    They are appearing in concert as a part of A Taste of Guatemala, a fundraising event for clean water projects in Guatemala promoted locally by the Noon Rotary Club, local churches and individuals.