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  • Elizabethtown author publishes supernatural novel

    Elizabethtown author Tabitha Douglas found inspiration for her novel “Master Bloodline” while asleep.

    “I had a weird dream that I thought would make a good story beginning,” she said.

    Douglas, 20, wrote down the dream and began “expanding on it,” she said.

    That was several years ago.

    “I actually started writing the book my freshman year of high school and finished it in my sophomore year,” said Douglas, a Central Hardin High School graduate.

  • Radcliff dance studio spotlighted by California company

    A Hardin County dance studio has caught the attention of a California dancewear company, Discount Dance Supply, and is featured on the company’s Facebook page this month.

    Allegro Dance Theatre of Radcliff was selected to be the “January Spotlight” on the company’s page.

    “Our photographer, Aurora Selbe, submitted a few of her photos from our website, and we were chosen immediately for the entire month of January,” studio director Carol Zagar said.

  • Morrison Gallery to display artist Mami Tomioka's art

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's Morrison Gallery is featuring “Breeze from Heaven,” a charity art exhibition for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami of 2011 by Elizabethtown artist Mami Tomioka.

    The exhibit is on display from now until Feb. 7 and is her third charity event for the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Local country artists to perform at State Theater

    The Historic State Theater is going country Saturday as two area singers and Nashville hopefuls take the stage.

    Hannah Ellis of Campbellsville is headlining the event. The singer-songwriter sees her songs as pieces of herself put to music.

    “I love being able to put into words what I am feeling or going through,” she said. “Writing is definitely a great career move, but it is also very therapeutic.”

  • The new Jack Ryan

    “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”
    Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action and brief strong language.
    Release date: Jan. 17
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Decent action flick

    Chris Pine (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) takes the reins as the fourth person to play the late Tom Clancy’s CIA hero Jack Ryan.

  • From 'Piano Man' to 'An Innocent Man' and beyond

    The other day I found out Billy Joel, a longtime favorite musician of mine, was going to be in concert in Louisville.

    Since then, I’ve been in a “New York State of Mind.” My thoughts have flowed, unrestrained, like a “River of Dreams” rushing under “The Bridge” between the bittersweet lands of nostalgia and now.

    Why have such ruminations resulted from a concert announcement?

  • Rapper draws on real life to create music

    Family life — and life in general — has been a big influence on rapper Berran Lee Evans, who goes by the stage name B-Lee and is signed with a Radcliff production studio.

    A mostly absent father, the end of a long-term relationship and stints staying with other family members, among other things, provided Evans material and inspiration. The result has been recordings such as “Letter to My Father” and “The Confession.”

  • Basketball rivalry film shows at State Theater

    Cats and Cards fans can head to the Historic State Theater in their team colors Friday night to see “Red v. Blue,” a documentary about the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville basketball rivalry.

    The documentary features interviews with former coaches Denny Crum and Joe B. Hall as well as news conference footage with Rick Pitino and John Calipari.

  • Former Fort Knox teacher to sign book in E'town

    Author Youlanda Washington will sign her latest book “The Destiny of a Shepherd, the Dynasty of a King, Overcome by His Love” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mystery Books and More at 200 Sycamore St. in Elizabethtown.

    Washington is the oldest of four children and holds a doctorate in school administration. While she currently resides in Indiana, she is a graduate of Fort Knox High School and taught for Fort Knox Community Schools for many years.

  • PAC hosts auditions for MCT's 'Treasure Island'

    Roles for about 50 local students will be up for grabs when auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” are held Monday.

    The group audition will be held 4-6 p.m. at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. It is open to students in first through eighth grade. No advanced preparation is required.

    Students who audition should plan to stay for the entire two-hour session.

    Auditioning does not guarantee a part in the play.