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  • 'Son of God' doesn't live up to previous Biblical epics

    "Son of God"
    Rated PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of the crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.
    Release date: Feb. 28
    Runtime: 138 minutes
    Rating: Not the worst, not the best

    As a movie reviewer and a person of faith, I probably scrutinize a film about Jesus more than any other film.

    In other words, I expect to be moved, inspired and excited about what I’m seeing take place on screen.

  • Movie Palace to host special showing of ‘Acts of God’

    The Movie Palace in Elizabethtown hosts a special showing tonight of a film that includes Hardin County actors.

    “Acts of God,” a movie produced by City on a Hill Productions, will be shown at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $8, must be purchased online and are available at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=327f25.

    Hardin County residents Greg and Regina Campbell and Nicole Walker are among the actors who appear in “Acts of God.” It tells the story of six people who are pulled together through a terrible accident.

  • Italian guitarist Gambetta to play at the PAC

    Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will appear on stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Gambetta has produced 11 CDs and collaborated with many top musicians. He lives in Genova, Italy, but travels to North America often and participates in many music festivals.

    His music has been performed within the historic walls of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Vine Grove author pens first book

    Vine Grove resident Eric Fields Jr. wrote what he hopes will be the first of a six-book series.

    The 30-year-old works at Cardinal Health and, after a three-year process, self-published “The Peace Eden Files: House of Skeletons.”

    “I was inspired to write this book because I have always loved science fiction and supernatural stories where characters have cool abilities,” Fields said. “Once I had the idea, I just ran with it.”

  • Puppetry, masks, magic, music highlight 'Tales from the Arabian Nights'

    Few words will be spoken, but the message is intended to transform lives when Enchantment Theatre Company’s production “Tales from the Arabian Nights” spins its stories tonight.

    Presented at 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, the production is not a typical play.

    For one thing, director Leslie Reidel said the production is aimed at providing audience members a “richer, deeper and more positive feeling of the people around them.”

  • Jason Michael Carroll concert to benefit SpringHaven

    Country music artist Jason Michael Carroll hits the stage Saturday at the Historic State Theater for a good cause: SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.

    Carroll was discovered in a talent competition in 2004 and signed to a record label in 2006 with his debut album, “Waitin’ in the Country.” His hits include “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep when I’m Dead.”

  • Puppy poses problem to chew on

    This winter’s snow and ice might have created headaches for a lot of people, but to my puppy, Zorro, they are just more things to chew on.

    Literally.

    Try as we might, my significant other, Rebecca Ricks, and I have not been able to dissuade the tiny Pomeranian from chewing on anything and everything.

    It really doesn’t matter what he finds to chew on. Paper towels, clothes, furniture, receipts, blankets, carpets, our other dog, Tybalt; it’s all the same to him.

  • And the Academy Award goes to ...

    Hollywood will be in all its glitz and glamour Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards.

    For a movie nerd, picking the Oscar-winning film is like picking the winning Super Bowl team. Because many of this year’s nominated films are small releases, you might have missed them in theaters.

  • 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.