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  • Barnes & Noble to host author Northington

    Former University of Kentucky football player Nathaniel Northington will sign copies of his book from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Elizabethtown.

    Northington’s book “Still Running, the Autobiography of Kentucky’s Nate Northington, the First African American Football Player in the Southeastern Conference,” will be on sale during the signing.

    The book chronicles Northington’s beginnings and his life as the first black football player in an SEC football game in 1967.

  • Clean Southern Comedy Tour at State Theater features Tom Mabe

    A trio of comedians, headlined by Tom Mabe, will tickle some funny bones when they take the stage for “Clean Southern Comedy Tour” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    This weekend’s visit is the second appearance at the Historic State Theater for Mabe. The comedian first appeared at the theater in January 2012.

  • Hennings brings free guitar concert to ECTC

    University of Kentucky professor of guitar Dieter Hennings will perform a free guitar concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Morrison Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Hennings has played with a variety of ensembles, won several prestigious competitions and performed around the world including concerts with pop singer Natalie Merchant and baroque violinist Monica Huggett.

    He is a resident artist at the East Coast Composers Ensemble and the Eastman Broad Band Ensemble, performing with both.

  • Morrison Gallery to display artist Mami Tomioka's art

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's Morrison Gallery is featuring “Breeze from Heaven,” a charity art exhibition for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami of 2011 by Elizabethtown artist Mami Tomioka.

    The exhibit is on display from now until Feb. 7 and is her third charity event for the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Local country artists to perform at State Theater

    The Historic State Theater is going country Saturday as two area singers and Nashville hopefuls take the stage.

    Hannah Ellis of Campbellsville is headlining the event. The singer-songwriter sees her songs as pieces of herself put to music.

    “I love being able to put into words what I am feeling or going through,” she said. “Writing is definitely a great career move, but it is also very therapeutic.”

  • The new Jack Ryan

    “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”
    Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action and brief strong language.
    Release date: Jan. 17
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Decent action flick

    Chris Pine (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) takes the reins as the fourth person to play the late Tom Clancy’s CIA hero Jack Ryan.

  • 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.