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  • '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.

  • HCP to hold auditions for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

    Hardin County Playhouse in Elizabethtown will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday for its production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

    The auditions are at 6:30 p.m. both nights at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex at 209 W. Dixie Ave.

    Needed for the play are 20-plus men, ages 15-70, and 15 or more women, ages 15-70.

  • Gallery exhibit to feature textile, fiber art

    An art exhibit featuring fiber and textile work opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in downtown Elizabethtown. The exhibit runs throughout June.

    Artists featured in the exhibit, titled “Heart-strings,” are Luna Or­tiz, Ardis Moonlight, Gwendolyn Kelly and Hyacinth Bean.

    Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts is at 110 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown.

    For information, call 502-378-2113.

  • Brandenburg film company produces geek culture projects

    In a land far, far away — or Brandenburg — a production company is striving to produce fantasy and science fiction movies and Web series based on geek culture.

    The company, d20 Entertainment, is led by Ken Whit­man and already has produced two seasons of a Web series called “Brothers Barbarian.” Now there are a few other projects in the works.

    From 1994 to 1995, Whitman worked for the company that made Dungeons & Dragons.

  • Open auditions to be held for 'Glad It's Not Me'

    Auditions will be held Saturday for a play titled “Glad It’s Not Me.”

    Those 16 and older can attend the open audition from 1 to 4 p.m. at 401 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown.

    Participants will read from provided scripts and should be prepared to sing a song of their choice.

    “Glad It’s Not Me” was produced and written by Karl and Esther Butts and will be directed by Phillip Cherry.

    The performance schedule has not been determined.

    For information, call 502-650-5341.

  • A puppy in a splint is still a puppy

    So we’re in the final days of our Pomeranian puppy wearing his splint.

    About a month ago, Zorro broke his front leg while we were on vacation when he decided to jump out the window of our parked car — apparently to beg attention from a passerby. While the splint is noticeable to us of the human sort, Zorro hasn’t seemed to give it much attention.

  • Country singer J.D. Shelburne returns to Elizabethtown

    Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne returns to Elizabethtown for a concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    “I have added a lot of new fans in the area and plus Taylorsville really isn’t that far away to bring more,” Shelburne said. “I am really excited to come back home and share my journey in song at one of the state’s most historic theaters.”

    Shelburne said audiences can expect a “laid back, storytelling acoustic show.”

  • Touring high school performers will address teen issues

    A group of high school students from Ohio will perform a drama in Vine Grove in an effort to address topics including abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

    “Dead Serious ... About Life,” a musical drama, will be presented by Mischpachah Inc. at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • 'Edge of Tomorrow' is 'Groundhog Day' on steroids

    “Edge of Tomorrow”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.
    Release date: June 6
    Runtime: 113 minutes
    Rating: Surprisingly good

    Tom Cruise has had some good movies but he’s also had several duds. Last year’s “Oblivion” was one of those duds.

    “Edge of Tomorrow” is a welcome surprise that erased some preconceived notions going into the film.

  • Heights plus cracking glass equals a bad idea

    I never will understand people’s obsession with heights or being suspended in high places. I’m OK in a plane, but leaning over a high object looking down toward certain death has no appeal to me.

    If you are as clumsy as I am, you would understand. My mother didn’t name me Grace for a reason.

    This is why I always thought the glass box observation areas on the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in Chicago was a bad idea. The boxes are enclosed but the view is a frightening image of the street thousands of feet below.