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  • Poor Man's Grave: A band of bankers that rock

    What do three bankers and a guy named Banks do in their spare time? Form a band, of course.

    Chris Buchanan, Charles DeRoche, Matt Neel and Pat Banks make up the local band Poor Man’s Grave.

    While their photos resemble those of many folk bands, they started out that way, but morphed into something louder and more electric, according to Buchanan, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player.

  • Betty Campbell brings memories to life on canvas

    Local artist Betty Campbell’s memories of Holland will be on exhibit at B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville.

    The exhibit, called “Remembering Holland,” will include about 14 paintings drawn from reflections from a trip that left a great impression on Campbell.

    “I cannot express to you the dignity, quietness and beauty of this country,” she said. “I was absolutely in awe.”

    The paintings are landscapes of the countryside filled with sheep, openness and windmills.

  • Oz, opera offered to thespians during PAC auditions

    Professional and amateur actors and actresses will find Oz and opera the focuses of the offerings when Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center hosts auditions for two plays in their Pro-Am series beginning Sunday.

    The auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” and “Lend Me a Tenor” are at the PAC at John Hardin High School.

  • Elizabethtown woman produces polymer clay art

    At the dining room table in her Eliza-bethtown home, Tammy Dye operates an Italian pasta machine, turning the handle to produce a thick, doughy blue and red-violet material.

    Unlike the pasta for which the machine was devised, this material is not edible. It’s polymer clay, a form of plastic, which Dye uses to create jewelry and other items.

    “I think I was attracted to polymer clay because it has color,” Dye said.

    The medium has caught her interest to the point she has taken workshops and has taught it to her high school students.

  • Band composed of Central Hardin grads to perform at State Theater

    The News-Enterprise

    A local band that started out as a one-man project will perform in concert Monday at the Historic State Theater.

    Ocean City, which began as the music project of 2013 Central Hardin High School graduate Zach Alexander, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the theater in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Event to feature concert, benefit military families

    A rock concert will highlight a charitable event beginning 2 p.m. Saturday when USA Cares sponsors a Veterans Benefit Concert in Radcliff.

    The concert will be held at the Reesor Farm off Ky. 313, just west of its intersection with U.S. 31W.

    Providing music for the event will be Romack, a high-energy classic rock band. Also slated for the event are children’s activites, food and door prizes.

  • Free showing of movie offered at State Theater

    Hardin County Farm Bureau is offering a free movie showing today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    “Farmland” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today at the theater at 209 W. Dixie Ave.

    With the support of the U.S. Farmers & Ran­chers Alliance, award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country meeting with farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are responsible for running their farming businesses. The film offers a first-hand glimpse into their lives.

  • Artist creates work in watercolors, jewelry, leather

    FOR MORE: To see the work of artist Amber Gardner, visit her page on Facebook, Dragonflypoppy Creations.

     

    After putting aside her artistic aspirations in order to serve in the Air Force, Buffalo resident Amber Gardner now has immersed herself in her art.

    At her home studio, Gardner creates watercolor paintings, steampunk-style jewelry and leather items for her business Dragonflypoppy Creations. Although her business is relatively new, her interest in art goes back many years.

  • Opening reception for CKAG exhibit to be held Sunday

    The News-Enterprise

    Central Kentucky Art Guild member Elizabeth Parks will be featured in an Artist of the Year exhibit with an opening reception this weekend.

    The reception is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 1599 Hardinsburg Road, Cecilia.

    The Artist of the Year designation is awarded from points accumulated each month as a result of voting by members of the organization. Submitted paintings are judged on several areas of expertise as well as emotional appeal.

  • 'Dragon 2' soars

    “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
    Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor.
    Release date: June 13
    Runtime: 102 minutes
    Rating: Masterful animation

    “How to Train Your Dragon” was a beautifully animated sweet story that soared above other animated offerings. Now its sequel is doing the same.

    The animation in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is masterful. The dragons, scenery and sky sequences are beautiful and some of the best animation on film.