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  • Puppetry, masks, magic, music highlight 'Tales from the Arabian Nights'

    Few words will be spoken, but the message is intended to transform lives when Enchantment Theatre Company’s production “Tales from the Arabian Nights” spins its stories tonight.

    Presented at 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, the production is not a typical play.

    For one thing, director Leslie Reidel said the production is aimed at providing audience members a “richer, deeper and more positive feeling of the people around them.”

  • Jason Michael Carroll concert to benefit SpringHaven

    Country music artist Jason Michael Carroll hits the stage Saturday at the Historic State Theater for a good cause: SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.

    Carroll was discovered in a talent competition in 2004 and signed to a record label in 2006 with his debut album, “Waitin’ in the Country.” His hits include “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep when I’m Dead.”

  • Local church organization hosts free movie showing

    Severns Valley Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program is sponsoring a free movie at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. “Home Run” (PG-13) shows at 7 p.m. today.

    The movie is the story of Cory Brand, a Major League Baseball player whose life has spun out of control. Brand goes back to his hometown to deal with his substance abuse issues and for rehabilitation while coaching a local little league team.

  • Georgette Jones takes audiences back with her parents' music

    Georgette Jones will pay tribute to her legendary parents, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The tribute concert will feature Jones and her band performing famous songs from both her parents.

    Jones said she took great care by watching many DVDs of her mom in concert to create a show that would be something like Wynette would have performed.

    It’s important to Jones to be able to create this type of concert in tribute to her parents.

  • 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.