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  • 'Bears' is a natural treat

    Disneynature’s “Bears” is a treat to the eyes and to the heart. Any animal lover will enjoy this film.

    Bears are not as huggable as they look, but these creatures are so wonderful you might want to try.

    The story follows momma bear Sky and her cubs, Amber and Scout, on an adventure during the first year of the cubs’ life. They encounter dangers and joys throughout the journey.

  • Luck be a lady for 'Guys and Dolls' auditions

    It’s time to get out the flapper dresses and gangster suits to audition for the Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s presentation of “Guys and Dolls.”

    It is the group’s 43rd production.

    Auditions are scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • Author Andrew Gross signs his latest book at Barr Memorial Library

    Best-selling author Andrew Gross will discuss and sign his new book, “Everything to Lose,” at noon Tuesday at Fort Knox’s Barr Memorial Library.

    Gross will appear as a part of the Authors at Your Library series.

    The thriller, which was released Tuesday, is the story of Hilary Blum, who witnessed a freak accident that draws her into a conspiracy. The story takes place after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. 

    Gross is the author of “Eyes Wide Shut” and co-authored five books with James Patterson.

  • For Kalisa Ewing, songwriting is forever

    Writing or co-writing her own songs is important for country music singer-songwriter Kalisa Ewing. She mines material for her songs from personal experiences.

    “So they’re honest,” Ewing said.

    Ewingis the opening act for the Pam Tillis concert Saturday at the Historic State Theater.

    When it comes to her music, Ewing said she is “definitely country.” She cites a variety of influences including Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams.

    “I even love Frank Sinatra,” she said.

  • Pam Tillis to headline concert in E'town

    Writing or co-writing her own songs is important for country music singer-songwriter Kalisa Ewing. She mines material for her songs from personal experiences.

    “So they’re honest,” Ewing said.

    Ewing is the opening act for the Pam Tillis concert Saturday at the Historic State Theater.

    When it comes to her music, Ewing said she is “definitely country.” She cites a variety of influences including Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams.

    “I even love Frank Sinatra,” she said.

  • The Toy Box Theatre brings folk legends to life

    “Bigger Than Life” will be presented by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Auditorium on campus.

    The play features showman P.T. Barnum assembling a collection of folk heroes to the Elizabethtown stage. Sal Fink, Bess Call, Pecos Bill, Sally Cato and Annie Oakley all appear in the production.

    Children from the audience will have the chance to interact with actors during the one-hour production.

  • Elizabethtown author publishes second children's book

    Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford has published his second children’s book.

    “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, General George Washington and the American Revolution” was published in March and is Lunsford’s second children’s book featuring the title character. Benjamin Nathan Tuggle is a 12-year-old who finds he can time travel.

    Lunsford’s first children’s book was “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, Daniel Boone and the Settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.”

  • Things I've found myself yelling

    It has been about six months since we welcomed a Pomeranian puppy into our home and Zorro has kept things interesting.

    Not only has he been dubbed Zorro the Destroyer, because of his penchant for turning everything into personal chew toys, but he has become an active sparring partner for Tybalt.

    Maybe one of the most noticeable contributions Zorro has made to the household is providing a springboard for new language.

    Let me explain.

  • The AcoUstiKats: UK group from ‘The Sing-Off’ to perform at State Theater

    The AcoUstiKats will bring four-part harmony with a pop sound to the Historic State Theater at 7:30 p.m. today.

    Fresh from appearances in season four of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the AcoUstiKats are an a cappella men’s chorus from the University of Kentucky. The group’s website describes its sound as “southern charm with a whole lot of swag” and “Justin Timberlake meets Kentucky Fried Chicken.”

  • 'Rio 2' journeys into the Amazon

    “Rio 2”
    Rated G
    Release date: April 11
    Runtime: 101 minutes
    Rating: Colorful but bland