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  • A celebrity nerd doing good for others

    Why is it all we see about people in Hollywood on the nightly news is all the bad things they do, as if only bad news should be shared.

    Occasionally, there is good news to share.

    Last week, one celebrity stepped in with his Converse tennis shoes and gave us all an example of kindness, which seems to be the norm for him.

    Zachary Levi, known for his title role on television’s “Chuck” and the voice of Flynn Rider in “Tangled,” responded in the Twitterverse in a heartwarming manner to a young lady’s Tumblr post.

  • Local gallery exhibits 'Dreamers'

    Two area artists are included in an exhibit underway until March 2 at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in Elizabethtown.

    Titled “The Dreamers,” the exhibit features works by Elizabethtown artist Sherry Pearl and Buffalo artist Amber Gardner. Also featured are Louisville artists Kimberly Carroll-Raber and Judith Egerton.

    The exhibit is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

    Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts is at 110 N. Main St.

  • Local church organization hosts free movie showing

    Severns Valley Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program is sponsoring a free movie at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. “Home Run” (PG-13) shows at 7 p.m. today.

    The movie is the story of Cory Brand, a Major League Baseball player whose life has spun out of control. Brand goes back to his hometown to deal with his substance abuse issues and for rehabilitation while coaching a local little league team.

  • Georgette Jones takes audiences back with her parents' music

    Georgette Jones will pay tribute to her legendary parents, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The tribute concert will feature Jones and her band performing famous songs from both her parents.

    Jones said she took great care by watching many DVDs of her mom in concert to create a show that would be something like Wynette would have performed.

    It’s important to Jones to be able to create this type of concert in tribute to her parents.

  • We need a break, not a judge

    You never know a stranger’s story.

    Every day, we come in contact with too many people to count. We line up behind them in stores, pass them on the roads, deal with them at work. You don’t think about it often, but every one of them has a life to run. Every one of them has strengths and challenges. Some have chronic burdens and some are just having a bad day.

  • 'RoboCop' more like RoboSnooze

    “RoboCop”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material.
    Release date: Feb. 12
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Rating: It’s a snoozer

    There are many movies from the 1980s that people look back on with fond memories. Some of these movies make interesting remakes. Some should be left alone.

    “RoboCop” should have been left alone.

  • Barnes & Noble to host author Northington

    Former University of Kentucky football player Nathaniel Northington will sign copies of his book from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Elizabethtown.

    Northington’s book “Still Running, the Autobiography of Kentucky’s Nate Northington, the First African American Football Player in the Southeastern Conference,” will be on sale during the signing.

    The book chronicles Northington’s beginnings and his life as the first black football player in an SEC football game in 1967.

  • Artist makes name for herself ... and others

    Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name?”

    Maria Sambs Botelho of Elizabethtown knows the answer: art.

    As owner of Personalized Sketches ... It’s All About You, Botelho creates ink drawings composed entirely of names. An example on her business card displays a bald eagle drawn entirely by using the name Grace.

    What separates her art from other techniques, such as cross-hatching, is the personal touch, she said.

    “A name is special,” Botelho said.

  • Online and offline, a place for all things nerdy

    Nerds are the coolest people you ever will meet. Seriously, they are, and I’m not saying that because they are my kind.

    Nerds know off-the-wall facts and can help you with just about any movie reference because they have every movie they’ve ever seen memorized. Plus, they usually have cool toys and gadgets that, let’s face it, everyone wishes they had.

  • Let's pretend: 'The LEGO Movie' honors imagination

    Imagine, if you will, your kids are playing together with every tub of LEGOs dumped onto the floor. You hear silly voices and unbelievable stories coming from their imaginations. It’s a world where Batman, a 1980s astronaut and a unicorn kitty can come together to save the world.

    It’s a beautiful image until, like most parents who have kids who play with LEGOs, you walk into the room with bare feet, step on one of those tiny, plastic blocks and feel the sting.