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  • 'Game of Thrones' wait too long for new geek

    One night, earlier this winter, my television screen went black, silent.

    And then, on screen, a thousand sparks came together to form the words spoken in an accented whisper. “The night is dark and full of terrors.”

    Chills. Chills down my back and arms. Those were the only words HBO had tossed “Game of Thrones” fans in long months. And that was enough to elicit a geeky squeak of awe.

  • Guitar Masters series continues with Michael Kelsey

    The Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series continues its 12th year with a performance from Michael Kelsey at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Promoter Eddie Mattingly describes Kelsey as a “rhythmic, inspired guitarist” and a performance artists who combines soul, funk and blues into “a guitar festival of organic sound.”

    His style has been called a “progressive-aggressive acoustic guitar.”

    Tickets are $15.

  • Comic Steve Hofstetter to perform on Fort Knox

    Comic Steve Hofstetter will appear at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Landing Zone. He has appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Comics Unleashed” and other comic shows.

    Hofstetter is a former columnist for Sports Illustrated and the National Hockey League. He currently is touring to promote a new album available on iTunes.

    To learn more about Hofstetter, go to www.stevehofstetter.com.

    Tickets are $3 and the event is open to anyone 18 and older.

  • 'Dad the Hero' nominated at an independent film festival

    The Sampley family once again is a semi-finalist at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

    “Dad the Hero on Vacation” is the fifth of the family’s movies to be a semifinalist, Jamey Sampley said.

    The film is one of six screened at the festival over the weekend. It is in contention with movies including “Courageous” and “Seven Days in Utopia” starring Robert Duvall.

    The grand prize is $101,000.

  • Leona Waddell weaves a place in the Smithsonian

    Leona Waddell, 84, can claim something not many people can. Something she made is in the Smithsonian Institution.

    Waddell crafts split white oak baskets and one of her baskets was donated to the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum as a part of a basket collection.

  • Ex-cop comedian charged with providing laughs

    An ex-police officer hopes his audience will be arrested with laughter when he appears on stage at 8 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Comedian Mike Armstrong of Crestwood, a former police officer, will headline the night of comedy. Armstrong has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC and National Public Radio, among other outlets.

    Also included in tonight’s show are C.J. Harlow and Chris Crowder.

    Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling (270) 234-8258 or at the door beginning at 7 pm.

  • Poetry solicited for contests held by The Heartland Review

    THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

    Those with a poetic flair have until the postmark deadline of March 1 to enter The Heartland Review’s 2012 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize competition.

    The Heartland Review is a literary publication of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    First place winner will receive $350, second place receives $150 and third place receives $75.

    The tax-deductible contribution of $10 is requested per three poems entered.

  • Columnist's interest isn't normal; it's paranormal

    In the past few weeks, I haven’t had a ghost of a chance at being bored.
    Yeah, that was a bad attempt at a paranormal-related pun.
    You see, this has been a particularly busy time for paranormal events and other related activity. Since the end of January, stars from three national TV shows — including one for which I was interviewed on-camera — have visited downtown Elizabethtown, and last weekend I was part of an investigation near Louisville with a paranormal investigation group I recently joined — yep, that makes two now.

  • And the Oscar goes to....

    Sunday night, Hollywood and all its glamour is on display for the 84th annual Academy Awards with Billy Crystal returning as host.
    This might be the first year in a long time I have caught most of the work nominated for best picture. One I didn’t see, “The Artist,” has picked up a lot of hardware from other awards in the industry including three Golden Globes and extensive recognition from critics and film festivals. The black and white, silent film is one of the frontrunners this year.

  • Oscar nominees

    Best Picture
    "The Artist"
    "The Descendants"
    "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    "Hugo"
    "Midnight in Paris"
    "The Help"
    "Moneyball"
    "War Horse"
    "The Tree of Life"