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  • ArtReach Children’s Theatre performs ‘The Ugly Duckling’

    “The Ugly Duckling” will grace the stage this weekend at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, actors follow a swan as he grows up ugly in a family of ducks before recognizing his full potential. Audiences learn the lesson of overcoming adversity and understanding each other’s differences.

  • Dance company brings socially aware performance to Hardin County

    She choreographed “AVATAR,” prompted a revision of a computer system and is coming to Elizabethtown.

    Lula Washington, who founded Lula Washington Dance Theatre for which she is artistic director and choreographer, will bring her dance company to Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

    Erwin Washington, Lula’s husband and executive director/co-founder, said when James Cameron was looking for a choreographer for “AVATAR,” he asked around for suggestions.

  • Alan Vance art exhibit on display at ECTC’s Morrison Gallery

    Artist Alan Vance’s paintings will be on display through March 9 in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Morrison Gallery.

    The exhibit, “Disconnected: Paintings by Alan Vance,” can be seen 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the gallery.

    Vance enjoys working with abstracted figures to create images that have an allegorical presence with a hint of melancholy.

    A reception takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the gallery.

  • 'Act of Valor' features realistic action, bad acting by active-duty SEALs

    Watching “Act of Valor” evokes two emotions.

    On one hand, viewers leave the theater incredibly proud of the men in uniform and the lives they put on the line every day to protect the residents of our country. I am incredibly aware and grateful for the sacrifices made by all branches of the United States military to keep my freedoms intact.

  • '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.