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  • Young actors shine in 'The Book Thief'

    “The Book Thief”
    Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.
    Release date Nov. 27 nationally, Jan. 10 locally (last Hardin County showing is today)
    Runtime: 131 minutes
    Rating: Great performances, flat ending

    Literary fans have been waiting for the pages of the popular novel “The Book Thief” to appear on theater screens. The film had a limited release so far but hit local theaters over the weekend.

  • Youth Theatre of Hardin County to hold first of three workshops

    In preparation for auditions for its 2014 production, Youth Theatre of Hardin County is holding three winter workshops, the first of which begins Saturday.

    Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, Saturday’s winter workshop requires a year’s membership fee of $35. Membership includes a T-shirt.

    The workshop is open to students in sixth through 12th grades who reside in Hardin County.

  • Radcliff author publishes book of song lyrics

    Calling his work “mind rockin’,”  Radcliff resident Gary Atwood, 45, has published a book of song lyrics under the name The Gemini Rising Rockin’ Machine.

    “Book One: Who Am I?” is available at www.Amazon.com and www.Createspace.com and is the first of his planned collections.

  • Playing in the mud: Sonora woman finds passion in pottery

    After retiring to the family farm in Sonora, Brenda Heaton spent six years unraveling the secrets of pottery.

    “It was a mysterious thing to me,” she said.

    She read about it, watched YouTube videos and practiced until she was comfortable with the craft.

    Heaton has felt a connection to the clay earth all her life.

    “I was born and raised on this land,” she said.

    As a kid, she often found herself making something out of clay such as pots and other objects, she said.

  • Reflecting on a birthday of a different sort

    I missed a birthday last week.

    Not just any birthday, mind you. This birthday is significant in a very particular way, but I confess I hadn’t really given it much thought before.

    Last Friday, Alaska turned 55. Well, at least it celebrated its 55th year of statehood.

    Though it had been in the works for a while beforehand, it was on Jan. 3, 1959, that then President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Alaska the 49th state.

  • 2013 in film: The hits and misses

    In 2013 there was a lot to brag about at the movies. The year ended with many Oscar contending films that haven’t yet made it to wide release. But the ones that made an impact at the box office were some of the year’s highlights.

    One of the best movies of 2013 was “Saving Mr. Banks.” Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, as well as the supporting cast, gave excellent performances. It was a clinic on how to make a moving and entertaining film. It should be on everyone’s must watch list.

  • Band releases 'Act 1' of three-part musical project

    A forthcoming musical, in graphic novel form, provides the basis for the latest release by a band that includes an Elizabethtown musician.

    “The Raven Locks, Act 1,” the first installment in a three-part recording project, is the title of the album released Nov. 19 by Dirt Poor Robins, a band formed by Louisville musicians Neil and Kate DeGraide in 2004. Elizabethtown resident Josh Brown began recording with the band in 2010 and plays brass and other instruments on the latest release.

  • Walter Mitty is a visual treat

    “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
    Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence.
    Release date: Dec. 25
    Runtime: 114 minutes
    Rating: A beautiful film

    “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a pleasant surprise for the holiday box office season.

  • You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

    Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed big dreams. She grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky but her dreams spread far across the stars.

    There were many things she dreamed of becoming and most of them were drawn from things she had seen in a film or read in a book. Oh, the dangers of reading a book, to believe in the impossible.

  • Seven to Shine dreaming of big time

    Three local musicians have Nashville dreams as they share the stage in a newly formed group, Seven to Shine.

    Zac Charles, Josh Proctor and Rebekah Lynn had solo careers of their own until they teamed up three months ago to form the country band.

    Charles posted a flyer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College about wanting to form a band. Proctor saw it and they decided to work together. They decided they needed a woman to produce the sound they wanted. Proctor previously worked with Lynn, and it all came together.