• Thanksgiving, fact and fowl


    Thanksgiving is a cultural ritual Americans partake in every year. We prepare meals, watch a parade, eat, watch football, eat again, go shopping and eat some more.
    But how much do we really know about this holiday? Do we stick to the stories we were told in grade school or have we ever thought there’s more to the story — a story more intense than can be told to 8-year-olds?
    Before I delve into the difficult stuff, let’s start with some fun facts.

  • Disney weaves a magical adventure


    Rating: Four out of five

  • 'Antiques Part 1'

    Local Christian musical duo Matt and Joanna Black released a new CD over the weekend.
    The official release date of “Antiques Part 1” was Nov. 21.
    Sample tracks are avaiable at www.mjblack.com or on YouTube. The album is a collection of hymn arrangements and original modern hymns. The premise is that God is continuing to make all things new.

  • A Dash of Class: Three cakes and a casserole

    First of all, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    I hope you will be able to be with friends and family and to remember, before you eat all your wonderful dishes, the true meaning of Thanksgiving and whom to thank for this bountiful feast.
    I hope you enjoyed my last two columns about cutting back calories on big holiday dinners and that you were able to use some of the recipes.

  • Upshaw Briggs' life is music

    Upshaw Briggs, 59, became interested in music at age 9 when he first heard Elvis’s “Hound Dog." For his birthday that year he was given piano lessons.
    “I was not impressed at the time because I was expecting a bicycle,” Briggs said.
    But he would soon learn that music was his passion. As a kid he enjoyed sports, but he broke his leg playing sandlot baseball, and music took over.
    It was always a part of his life. He played piano for church and sang in the choir as he grew up.

  • Jiminy Cricket, it's an a cappella concert!

    What do Fats Waller and Jiminy Cricket have in common?
    They both will be represented when Kentucky Vocal Union performs in concert Friday night.
    The “Prelude to the Holidays” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • Hardin County Playhouse seeks a few good ladies ... and men

    The News-Enterprise
    Hardin County Playhouse is looking for a few good ladies. And some men.
    The actors are needed for HCP’s production of “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig.
    Needed are three women and four to five men. All roles are for adults.
    “Leading Ladies” is a comedy described by artistic director Bo Cecil as a broad farce.
    Auditions are 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Where They're Playing

    Concert may include admission even if not listed.

    Nov. 19
    GRAFFITI LAYNE will perform at 3-Putt Willie’s, 850 Pine Valley Drive, Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. (502) 510-7433.
    MAMAKITTY SOUTHWOOD will perform at Gondolier Italian Restaurant, 2414 Ring Rd # 100, Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. (270) 982-3060.
    SALSA RHYTHMS will perform at Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 1921 Bishop Lane, Louisville, at 10:30 p.m.; $5 cover; (502) 456-5737.

  • Kentucky's holiday attractions include new features

    The News-Enterprise
    With the holidays just around the corner, activities throughout Kentucky are set to mark the season. Here are just several examples of special attractions with a few new twists to visit as you travel around the state and welcome visitors to the Bluegrass.

  • A Dash of Class: More recipes for Thanksgiving

    To continue with last week’s column, I am going to give you some healthy alternative recipes for the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Remember, this is an “event,” but you can easily prepare your favorite foods so that at the end of the day, you are not feeling guilty and/or miserable.