• 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.

  • Life's joys worth a few scrapes and bruises

    A couple Fridays ago, when many in Hardin County were waking up to an ice-covered world, our Pomeranian, Tybalt, discovered the hazards of weather.

    In his normal fashion, after my significant other, Rebecca, attached his leash, Tybalt excitedly ran out ahead of her as she opened the back door to take him out. He was greeted by an icy concrete porch and patio that resulted in a few slips before he could regain his footing.

  • For the love of zombies: 'Warm Bodies' a smart, funny story of the undead

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day audiences, Hollywood releases a zombie love story. You knew, after the success of the vampire-human romance in “Twilight” and the popularity of zombies, it was coming.

    “Warm Bodies” is the story of a young zombie, R, who falls in love with a human, Julie. If the names R and Julie make you think of another pair of star-crossed lovers, that was the film’s intention. There’s even a balcony scene thrown in the midst of zombie madness.

  • HCP looks for 'Twelve Angry Jurors'

    Hardin County Playhouse is hoping area actors answer the call to jury duty when it holds auditions Monday and Tuesday for its production of “Twelve Angry Jurors.”

    Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. each day at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater. Needed are 13 men and women who are of believable age for jury selection.

    Those auditioning will read from scripts with other actors. Prepared material is not needed.

  • Artist uses 'elements of life' to create pieces

    The driftwood, metals, bones and shells Willie Rascoe collects in the woods and along the lakes and rivers of western Kentucky mean more to him than their face value.

    “All these elements of life are natural God-given elements of life,” the Hopkinsville artist said.

    His work is on exhibit at Elizabethtown Community Technical College’s Morrison Gallery until Wednesday.

  • Bestselling author to visit Fort Knox

    New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner will be at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox at noon Feb. 7.

    She will discuss and sign her newest suspense book, “Touch & Go,” which will be released next week. The plot follows a private investigator looking into the disappearance of a family. There are no witnesses, motives or ransoms to aid the investigator’s work.

    Her novels also have been adapted for television. She’s written 16 bestsellers including two series.

  • Sherry Pearl’s art on display

    Sherry Pearl’s Color the World art exhibit opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The exhibit showcases Pearl’s colorful pop-art style. Pearl uses bright, acrylic colors, breaking many traditional rules of art in what she calls “whimsical art.”

    This is her first local exhibit that features familiar characters in her painting Red and Wolf as well as other popular paintings such as Mother Earth, Mermaid and Blue Couch.

  • Little brothers can cause you grief

    One morning my brother sat in our family’s kitchen, happily hoisting a teetering forkful of pineapple upside down cake into his mouth.

    He’d already eaten half the cake I’d made for a co-worker’s birthday. When I started screaming at him, he just stared at me a while. Then, he walked out of the house, carrying the cake, and smeared the remainder onto my windshield.

    “Have fun driving to work,” he said.

    I hated him.

    He was 16, I was 18 and we’d been taking turns being cruel to each other for years.

  • 'Groundhog Day' at the State

    If you’ve ever had the feeling of déjà vu over and over again then you know what it’s like to be Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.”

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will show the film at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

    In the comedy, Murray plays a weatherman covering Punxsutawney Phil and his famous shadow. Murray winds up reliving the same day over and over, learning a little about himself along the way.

    Andie MacDowell also stars in the film.

  • Arnold's back in 'The Last Stand'

    “The Last Stand”
    Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and language.
    Release date: Jan. 18
    Runtime: 107 minutes
    Rating: Arnold’s back

    Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first starring leap back onto the big screen in “The Last Stand.”

    Other than a few cameos, the Governator was absent from theaters during his political career.