• Searching for balance of business and art

    As Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave navigates its course through the rough waters of viability, a new man at the helm has put into place a few things he hopes will keep the organization afloat.

    Christopher Carter Sanderson, whose effective start date at KRT as its new executive director was March 1, arrived with some specific goals in mind.

    “I tried to move with alacrity to address the immediate concern of serving the public through theater,” Sanderson said.

  • Dash of Class: B foods

    This week we return to our culinary field trip and the letter of choice is B.

    If you are accustomed to only eating a banana on your cereal, you are not utilizing that fruit to its fullest. There are so many wonderful recipes for bananas including banana bread, banana cake, bananas in gelatin — now that’s an old one — and banana pudding, But there are many other ways to use bananas and I have some for you. Included is a Banana Peanut Salad recipe from my sister-in-law. It's a good substitute for the Banana Croquettes.

  • Three's company for the band Three People

    Three People began on a college campus and, because of graduate school, it might end there, too.

    Ramona Sudbeck, Austin Warren and Clay Graham, aka Three People, started their band when the three of them gathered in a small music room at Western Kentucky University their freshman year of college.

    In the small piano room they wrote a three chord song on the piano and enjoyed it so much they decided to write another one and the band grew from there, Graham said.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Carl Pitts' green pea salad


    Carl Pitts comes to The News-Enterprise regularly to bring news releases and calendar items for the Masonic Lodge in Hodgenville. My co-workers and I always look forward to his visits because he cracks us up. He knows more jokes than anyone I’ve ever met.

    He also enjoys good food, and has brought me a couple recipes in the past. I really lucked out recently because he brought a friend, Tom Kasey, with him, and I ended up getting a recipe from each of them. You get Tom’s recipe for chicken tetrazzini next week.

  • 'X-Men: First Class' is a refreshing break from 3-D

    The best thing about “X-Men: First Class” is that no 3-D glasses are necessary. The director, Matthew Vaughn, understands every movie doesn’t work in 3-D. In fact I read he thinks “Avatar” has been the only movie released that really works in 3-D and the rest are, well, I can’t use the word he said, but you get the point.

  • Giving up the fear

    Everyone is afraid of something. But sometimes what we fear is a bit silly. Anyone agree?

    For example, one of my biggest fears is waking up in the middle of a surgery. In reality, what is the likelihood that will actually happen, especially when I’ve only had one surgery during my entire life?

    Marionettes also freak me out. They’re just creepy.

    Some people are afraid of sharks, which is especially silly if they don’t live by an ocean. Sharks in the ocean, OK, real fear. Sharks inland, not so much.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe


    I really enjoyed trying out this recipe for Stir-n-Roll Pizza that Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville sent me. I’m not a huge pizza fan, but my husband is, and I don’t think I had ever tried to make one from scratch. I had assumed it would be difficult, but this one was very easy.

  • Visually impressive but a little over kids heads

    Po is back as the Kung Fu Panda, but this time around he has some secrets to unravel.

    He finds out what audiences have suspected all along — he’s adopted. He tries to find the truth of who he is to gain inner peace and defeat the evil Lord Shen. 

  • The Monarchs bring 50 years of rockin' to the Heartland Music Festival

    Since releasing their first recording, “Over the Mountain” in 1962, Louisville rock group The Monarchs has seen a lot of sock hops and teen dances.

    On Saturday night they will perform the brand of rock ‘n’ roll that has been their mainstay for the past 50 years when they appear in concert at Freeman Lake Park as part of the Heartland Music Festival.

    “The group started out as a five-piece combo called ‘The Blue Angels,’” Leon Middleton, sax player and band manager, said.

  • Heartland Winds close season with tribute to American composers

    The Heartland Winds will celebrate notable works when the group performs "A Salute to American Composers."

    The concert, which closes The Heartland Winds 2010-11 season, is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.