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  • 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.

  • State Theater to host art party Friday

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will offer an opportunity for those who want to try their hand at creating art when it hosts Paint at the State today.

    The three-hour art lesson begins at 6 p.m. in the First Federal Gallery and will be led by art instructor Jana Leigh Propst. Participants will take home an original art piece.

    A cost of $40 includes all art supplies, including a 16-by-20-inch canvas.

    Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 270-234-8258 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Wipe away the small stuff, protect the big stuff

    By SARAH BERKSHIRE

    The News-Enterprise

    If you spend much time with a child, at some point, you’re going to be caught without a tissue or napkin when something desperately needs to be wiped away.

    You could make a big deal of it, run around with an embarrassed kid holding the offending mess. Or you can do something that’s good enough for now and keep moving.

  • 'The Voice' contestant Henken performs at the State Theater

    Kentucky native Olivia Henken will be on stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The country artist appeared on the fifth season of “The Voice” as a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and has performed with Charlie Daniels.

    She recently released an original album titled “The Ride.”

    Henken said she’s glad to be performing in her home state after her run on “The Voice.”

  • 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.