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  • Redefining my staycation

    The term “staycation” is a way of describing a vacation that doesn’t involve traveling out of the country or, by some definitions, out the home environment. Often, it involves day trips.

    That might be a bit of a misnomer for what I took last week because I didn’t seem to stay anywhere for long, so I might have to come up with another term.

  • HCP's 'Gypsy' pushes its way onto the Plum Alley stage

    The quintessential stage mom steps into the spotlight when Hardin County Playhouse presents “Gypsy” beginning today.

    “If you were to get a top 10 list of musicals, ‘Gypsy’ would almost always top that list,” HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said.

  • Broadway dreams come true for E'town native

    The 66th annual American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS and Elizabethtown native Darron West is up for an award.

    West is nominated for best sound design for his work with the play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    The play is nominated for nine Tony Awards including best play.

    West is an Elizabethtown High School graduate and had a paper route for The News-Enterprise as a kid, allowing him to buy his first drum set.

  • Free concert sets stage for increasing missing persons awareness

    A free, day-long concert primarily of local musicians aimed at raising awareness of missing persons takes the stage from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    This is the first time the concert, called Song for the Missing, is hosted by Kentucky Bloodhound Seach and Rescue and Kentucky K9, said Toni Goodman, KBSAR vice president.

    “We’re just trying to get the word out there,” said Goodman of Elizabethtown.

  • 'Grease' is the word at Historic State Theater

    Poodle skirts and leather jackets are optional, but patrons Friday and Saturday at the Historic State Theater are invited to don such attire for showings of “Grease.”

    Set in the ’50s, the 1978 movie stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The story focuses on the two characters finding themselves together again at Rydell High School after sharing a summer romance thinking they would not see each other after summer’s end.

  • Shakespeare comes to a Redbox near you

    Released in December 2011, “Coriolanus” is an independent film not seen in local theaters but released for rental last week.

    It is a modern day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play.

    Modern military, flat-screen televisions and vehicles all are present, and Roman togas are replaced with modern wardrobe. But the “thees” and “thous” of Shakespeare’s time still are uttered throughout the film.

  • We think you'll like this

    The recommendation feature used by many media websites and services has changed the way we read, watch, listen.

    And mostly, it’s a change for the better. It saves time and ushers you to treasures you might not otherwise have found.

    Since someone gave me a Kindle late in 2010, I’ve hardly picked up a bound paper book. With each electronic book I finish, another is just a few presses of a button away. I often find it in the “recommended for you” list.

  • Young entrepreneurs create Elizabethtown production company

    Pandaruella Productions is not your run-of-the-mill operation.
    For one thing, it is not one thing.

    “Pandaruella can be anything,” said Jacob Langley, chief executive officer. “If I can slap Pandaruella on a car tire, I will.”

    That eye toward diversification is part of the plan for the production company that serves as a recording and production studio for musicians and artists. Representation, recording and marketing are just some of the work the company does.

  • Discovering more than memories at school closing

    I found myself at Muldraugh Elementary School.

    It was just more than two weeks ago that I attended a ceremony for the closing of the school. When I originally had heard the school was going to close, I had planned to make a last visit there somehow. The next day I got a Facebook invite to the event I hadn’t known was going to take place.

  • 'What to Expect' full of labor pains

    Multiple storyline comedies with big casts rarely work well. There are exceptions such as “Love Actually” and films by the crew behind “Best in Show.” But most of the time, they fall flat.

    The latest ensemble comedy is “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”

    The film follows five couples as they prepare to bring babies into their lives, chronicling their unique experiences, from the joys to the heartbreaks.