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  • 'Maleficent' is far from magnificent

    “Maleficent”
    Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
    Release date: May 30
    Runtime: 97 minutes
    Rating: Not an improvement on the original

     

    If you grew up loving the Disney fairy tale movie “Sleeping Beauty,” you know its villain Maleficent always has been considered one of the best animated villains in movie history.

    For fans, anticipation is high for the live action Disney flick “Maleficent.”

  • HCP tackles crumbling traditions in 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    IF YOU GO
    Hardin County Playhouse will present “Fiddler on the Roof” 7 p.m. today, Saturday and June 12-14; and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 15 at Plum Alley Theater n the Historic State Theater complex, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 seniors (55 plus), students, military/military dependents and groups of 10 or more. For information, call 270-351-0577.

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA
    The News-Enterprise

  • Vine Grove concert to raise funds for playground project

    Vine Grove Optimist Park will host a concert tonight to raise money for a charitable cause. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and features singer/songwriter Mike Jones.

    Jones, who is from Elizabethtown, began performing with Nashville session musicians as Mike Jones and PG-43.

    Described as easy listening adult contemporary, Jones’ original songs are aimed at those who are 43 and older. The website for PG-43 says it offers “melodies you can remember and lyrics you can understand.”

  • Radcliff veteran publishes novel

    A Radcliff resident and retired Army veteran has published a novel.

    “The Breach ...the link...” was published April 22 by R.L. Thacker, who was born at Fort Knox.

    A single mother of three children, Thacker had written several novels and began many short stories, but “The Breach” is her first publication. Thacker, who is pursuing an associate of arts degree and a degree in psychology. said she decided to publish so her children would know nothing was out of reach.

    Her novel is available at amazon.com and createspace.com/4769135.

  • My childhood with snakes

    The other day, a friend from the neighborhood I grew up in, in Radcliff posted a photo on Facebook that took me back a few decades.

    It wasn’t a Throwback Thursday-type deal. It wasn’t a photo of him, me, the neighborhood kids or of anybody, for that matter. It wasn’t even an old photo.

    It was a photo of a snake near a shed at his home.

    Yep. Snake.

  • Allegro students to perform this weekend

    Allegro Dance Theatre will present the ballet “Graduation Ball” at 7 p.m. Friday and again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The ballet centers on a turn-of-the-century girls’ finishing school graduation, Allegro Director Carol Zagar said. Cadets from the military are invited to the graduation and a love story occurs.

  • Author Joseph Finder to sign books at Barr Memorial ibrary

    Author Joseph Finder will be at Barr Memorial Library on Fort Knox at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Suspicion.” Finder is appearing as a part of the library’s Authors at Your Library series.

    According to Finder’s website, “Suspicion” is a “novel about a single father who, to protect his daughter, makes a choice with dire consequences.”

  • 'Godzilla' is back

    “Godzilla”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.
    Release date; May 16
    Runtime: 123 minutes
    Rating: An old-school matinee feel

     

    Godzilla has been smashing cities and fighting other mega monsters since his first film appearance in 1954.

  • 'Million Dollar Arm' pitches straight to the heart

    “Million Dollar Arm,” based on true events, is a film with a sweet story that’s full of humor and heart.

    It’s the story of JB Bernstein, played by Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), a sports agent whose business is in trouble. In an attempt to save it, he goes to India to find a Major League Baseball player through a contest called Million Dollar Arm.

  • Music festival to feature Grammy-nominated group

    Grammy-nominated group Fireflight will headline the third annual Flames of Fire Music Venue MusicFest, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Worship Center in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets for the event are $10.50 in advance and $14 at the door. Seating is limited.

    Fireflight has released four albums. Its latest album is titled “Now.”

    Additionally, FFMV Music­Fest will feature Pillar of Fire, The Zach Allen Band and Second Perception. The bands are from Dawson Springs, Nashville and New Albany, Indiana, respectively.