• Percy Jackson, take him or leave him

    “Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters”
    Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language.
    Release date: Aug. 7
    Runtime: 106 minutes
    Rating: Not a total waste of time

  • Folk art exhibit to feature local residents

    Two local artists will be featured in “Earthwork,” a folk art exhibit that begins Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery in Elizabethtown.

    An opening night reception for the free exhibit is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, during downtown’s Second Saturday event. The exhibit runs through Oct. 4.

    Vine Grove artist Kenneth Exler exhibits a sculptural form of wood craft known as wood intarsia. Exler creates detailed figures and scenes by carving, shaping, painting and piecing together wood.

  • State Theater shows 'funniest movie of all time'

    If I had access to a time machine I would set the date for Monday, Aug. 4, 1958. Location: MGM Studios in Culver City, Calif. That was when the shooting began for the historic, timeless and ever classic movie, “Some Like It Hot.”

    There is director Billy Wilder always in perpetual motion, never still, pacing back and forth with the ever present cigarette perched between his thin lips. Jack Lemmon is patient, waiting for his cue. Tony Curtis is laughing about his next scene. And there is the radiant, stunning Marilyn Monroe.

  • Hollywood misses booming market of 60 and older crowd

    The generation that grew up on Saturday afternoon matinees is retiring and ready to relax at the movies, but some don’t like what they see.

    Locals seniors, age 60 and older, voiced their opinion on what kind of movies Hollywood should be making for their demographic. And that demographic is large.

  • Night sky event provides excuse to slow down

    Gazing up on a clear night as an eggshell moon glows amid stars that glint and gleam sporadically within a celestial landscape of sprawling dark firmament, it is easy to feel small and insignificant.

    Regardless of that feeling of irrelevance I enjoy looking at the stars and moon from time to time, and I’m not sure why.

    Certainly a starry night sky has a beauty of its own. It has been the subject of art and music for ages.

    But I’m not sure that’s all there is to it.

  • PAC to host Glen Rice concert

    The Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series returns at 7 p.m. Friday to Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School for its eighth season.

    The concert features musician Glen Rice and seven entertainers from the region: Amber Martin, Pat Portman, Christy Miller, Brooke Thornsberry, Clinton Spaulding, Roger Conley and Allen Hilbert.

    Included in the concert is a tribute to George Jones and The Beatles. The concert also features “Best of the Duets.”

  • Hodgenville woman creates art under glass

    When artist Nancy Musika needs creative inspiration for her glass paintings it’s as close as her front door.

    On her wooded property in Hodgenville, birds and animals find a friend in Musika, who often provides food for them.

    “I really love nature, and I love wildlife. I have a terrific respect for wildlife,” Musika said.

    That love of wildlife frequently translates to an art project.

    “Really, the process starts with me seeing a bird or something I just love,” she said.

  • Tickets on sale for Mandisa's October concert

    Tickets went on sale Monday for Christian recording artist Mandisa in concert at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The concert, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 10 and promoted by 88.5 WJIE, also features Brandon Heath.

    “We are very excited to welcome Mandisa and Brandon Heath to Elizabethtown,” WJIE radio personality Chris Crain said. “That community really supports Christian music and we hope they will do that with this show.”  

    Mandisa first become popular on the fifth season of “American Idol.”

  • 'Rocky Horror' to have auditions in Bardstown

    In October, the Dark Alley Players, sponsored by Bardstown Community Theatre, will present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.”

    Auditions are from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center at 321 S. Third St. in Bardstown.

    Because of adult themes, the auditions are for adults ages 18 and older. Those auditioning need to prepare a short monologue, vocal performance, a choreographed dance number and readings from the script.

  • The world of 'Cars' takes to the sky in 'Planes'

    Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor
    Release date: Aug. 9
    Runtime: 92 minutes
    Rating: Basically, “Cars” in the sky

    Dusty the crop duster gets his chance to make it in the big race when Disney’s “Planes” takes flight Friday in theaters.

    It’s the story of a farm plane who dreams of competing against the best racers in the world.