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  • Acting a passion for CHHS junior, Civil War drama actress

    To some extent, 16-year-old K.J. Hall is a time traveler who’s happiest when she’s not herself.

    “I guess you could say that acting is my passion,” Hall said. “It allows me to go be a completely different person, live in a completely different time.”

  • Comedian Dr. Dan performs at State Theater

    Comedian and public speaker Dr. Dan French will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    French has two Emmy nominations as a late night comedy writer.

    His current project is “Solving the Body Puzzle: Weight Loss Answers for a Puzzled Population.” It’s a one-man show and seminar on how he learned to control his weight, losing more than 300 pounds.

    Stand-up comedy is mixed in with the story of his weight loss.

  • 'Magical Funny Man' Chris Linn comes to Historic State Theater

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will present comedy with a touch of magic at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Chris Linn, “America’s Magical Funny Man,” is a comedic magician who includes clean comedy, offbeat magic illusions and visual elements in his performance.

    He has been a comedian since age 13 and regularly is featured in Las Vegas, Branson, Mo., and Walt Disney World and on cruise ships.

    Linn holds two Guinness World Records and has a few comedic videos, one titled “When Balloon Animals Attack.”

  • Back in black with Smith and Jones

    “Men in Black 3”
    Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content
    Runtime: 106 minutes
    Release date: May 25
    Rating: Josh Brolin is great, the film is ok 

    Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are back in black and policing aliens in “Men in Black 3.”

    This time around Agent J (Smith) jumps back in time to save Agent K (Jones) and the world in the process.

  • You go, girl ... I mean, your majesty

     In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited the throne of England.

    Some might wonder who would care about her reign. The answer: lots of people, even here in Hardin County.

    In fact, a gentleman recently stopped by the office with a memento from the queen’s coronation, which took place in 1953. It was a photo book celebrating the occasion. It belonged to his grandmother and had been passed down to him.

  • Midwest Morris Ale dancers visit Hardin County

    The Midwest Morris Ale, an informal gathering of teams of dancers, will bring dancers to northern Hardin County and Brandenburg on Sunday. There are several teams who dance Morris in Kentucky but this will be the first time teams have hosted an Ale.

    Morris dancing often is associated with Maypole celebrations dating back to the late 15th century in England. It was even mentioned by the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.

    The dance is an English folk dance based on rhythmic stepping and choreographed figures. Sticks, swords, handkerchiefs and bells are used.

  • Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus hosts spring concert Saturday

    After repeated success with sold out Christmas concerts, the Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

    The chorus began in 2003 with a group of barbershop music enthusiasts in Hardin County. While the group comes from a variety of careers and backgrounds, they all sing with harmonic accord in the chorus.

    Ages of the 30-member chorus range from 18 to 80.

  • Columnist's saga is crunchy and creamy

    The Peanut Butter Saga.

    That’s what my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, named a recent and ongoing experience at our home.

  • Review: Let darkness fall on 'Shadows'

    “Dark Shadows”
    Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.
    Runtime:113 minutes
    Release date: May 11
    Rating: Not good.

    First reactions to “Dark Shadows” might be the same question you ask any time Tim Burton and Johnny Depp get together for a film: “Are these guys nuts?”

  • Familiarity, diversity mark 2012-13 season for the PAC, HCP

    Sources including the Bible, fairy tales and Shakespeare find their way into the 2012-13 season for Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    For HCP Artistic Director Bo Cecil, planning a season means a balance of productions, allowing for a variety of tastes.

    “Whenever I design a season, I try to think of it as people going to a really nice dinner,” Cecil said. He equated the productions to different courses of a meal.

    The dinner begins Aug. 10 with a serving of “Seussical, The Musical.”