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  • The Oscars: A look at Hollywood's finest

    Sunday night, Hollywood brings out its finest for the 85th Academy Awards.

    This year had some standout performances in a wide range of films.

  • Imagining a day in the life of a single Pomeranian

    While my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I continue our search for another canine companion, I’ve come to worry a little about our current companion, Tybalt.

    As much as we try to incorporate play time, walks and car rides for the Pomeranian, I know he must get bored on days when we are both at work. Since we lost our other Pomeranian, Nanook, last July, Tybalt does not have any sleeping targets to dive bomb during work days.

  • Kentucky author to hold book signing

    Western Kentucky during 1811-1815 is the setting for “Widder’s Landing,” a novel by a Kentucky author who will hold a book signing Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Elizabethtown.

    Author Eddie Price will sign first edition copies on his historical novel from 1 to 4 p.m. at the book store.

  • Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo on stage at The PAC

    Guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will appear as a part of the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series this weekend at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    In its 13th year, the series has included guitarists from around the world.

    Vignola has performed with many musicians including Ringo Starr, Madonna and the Boston Pops. He was named to Les Paul’s Five Most Admired Guitarists list.

  • Picking and giving in Vine Grove

    A lot of pickin’ will be going on in Vine Grove, and it’s for a good cause.

    The Vine Grove Bluegrass Jam Fundraiser and Band Scramble kicks off at 6 p.m. March 1 at Vine Grove City Hall. For the second time, bluegrass musicians will use a jam session and scramble to raise money for Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Bluegrass enthusiasts regularly come together and play in Vine Grove.

    Organizer Bobby Smith decided to use bluegrass to support the organization after he spent some time working with Hosparus. The last event raised almost $2,000.

  • Emmanuel returns to PAC for Tommy Fest 11

    He comes from “a land Down Under” and even played on recordings by the ’80s Aussie band Men at Work, but Tommy Emmanuel also feels his roots extend to the Bluegrass State.

    “It’s a bit of a homecoming for me,” Emmanuel said.

    Emmanuel performs in concert and leads workshops beginning tonight during Tommy Fest 11, part of an annual concert series at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • Singles should stay true to standards

    For a single person, Valentine’s Day is about as fun as getting your teeth pulled.

    Even though it’s kind of a non-holiday, it’s treated like the most romantic day of the year. Insert gagging noises here.

    But my point isn’t to berate or belittle Valentine’s Day; it’s to let all the single ladies out there know you’re not alone.

    The trap many women fall into, especially if they are feeling lonely on a day like Valentine’s Day, is they go out looking for someone rather than the one.

  • Love alive in movies: Romantic comedies, tear jerkers among favorite Valentine’s Day flicks

    It’s Valentine’s Day and as far as movies are concerned chick flicks rule the day.

    There’s no shortage of Valentine’s movie marathon material. I prefer a good, old-fashioned romantic comedy rather than a dramatic tear jerker. Here are some suggestions, starting with a few classics.

  • Scandal in a small Texas town hits the stage this weekend

    Hardin County Playhouse actors tell a story of scandal in a Texas town when they present “Sordid Lives,” which opens tonight.

    In the play, set in the late 1990s, scandal erupts after Peggy Ingram dies in a seedy motel room, actor Jorge Lopez said.

    As the play develops, this incident triggers a chain reaction that changes her entire family.

  • State Theater to show 'Hook'

    Getting to Neverland need not be a matter of taking the “second star to the right” and going “straight out till morning,” when the Historic State Theater presents “Hook” on Friday and Saturday.

    The 1991 movie starring Dustin Hoffman in the title role and Robin Williams as Peter Pan shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.