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  • State Theater shows ‘The Ghost and Mr. Chicken’

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will offer a family-friendly entertainment option for the Halloween season Friday and Saturday with “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

  • Finding the treats in the not-so-scary Halloween season

    The zombies are coming.

    Really. The zombies are coming.

    As I wrote in a column not long ago, it is getting to be that time of year. You know, autumn and the Halloween season.

    And this Saturday downtown Elizabethtown is being taken over by zombies.

    Dancing zombies, no less.

    OK, so maybe not all the zombies will be dancing, but at least some of them will.

  • Excitement, community involvement part of appeal of flash mobs

    At any given moment in any given location around the world, groups of men, women and children might spontaneously begin dancing in a synchronized routine.

  • Farcical fun at Hardin County Playhouse

    Mortimer Brewster, a New York drama critic, gets engaged and then finds out his two sweet aunts are murdering lonely old men by serving them elderberry wind laced with arsenic, an act of mercy, they say.

    Brewster tries to deal with this news and questions the sanity of his entire family in the mad capped comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

    The classic dark comedy begins showing at the Hardin County Playhouse this weekend.

  • A bleak future in "Looper"

    “Looper”

    Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.

    Runtime: 118 minutes

    Release date: Sept. 28

    Rating: It’s a downer

     

     

    As any time-traveling futuristic movie, “Looper” is a bit hard to explain.

    Think harsh like “12 Monkeys” and not light and fun like “Back to the Future.”

    In fact, “Looper” gives a very bleak view of the not so distant future.

  • Even off-key parents perform little miracles

     

    After more than 30 years of piano teaching, I had experienced all kinds of different parents: Parents who were always two minutes early, parents who were always five minutes late, parents who quibbled over money and parents who arrived at the start of each term with their checkbook open.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform special cantata

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform a special cantata as part of the Lincoln Days Celebration and Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, New Harmonies, on Saturday at St. James Church in Elizabethtown.

    The performance at 7:30 p.m. will honor President Abraham Lincoln and early American music heritage.

    Under the direction of Teresa Tedder, the Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform the cantata, which includes parts of Lincoln’s famous speeches and key moments in his life as president.

  • Elizabethtown artist throws efforts into creating pottery

    Sitting at a potter’s wheel on the back porch of her Elizabethtown home on a temperate day before autumn, Monique Wright Hanna imagines aloud it is what heaven must be like.

    The fall equinox signifies the completion of summer and transition to fall; likewise, the summer of 2012 signified completion of Hanna’s goal of devoting an entire summer to art. Along with pottery, she produced oil paintings and quilts.

    She set that goal in 1999.

  • Local authors' book signing

    Local authors Stefanie and David Meade will have a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Public Library's main branch in Elizabethtown.

    The Meades also are artists. They self-published and illustrated the young adult fantasy book called “The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1.”

    Books can be purchased online at www.barnesandnoble.com and will be avaiable at the signing for $10, cash only.

  • ‘The Sword in the Stone’ coming to State Theater

    Arthurian legend hits the stage for kids when the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati performs a production of “The Sword in the Stone” 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The 45-minute production is intended for children 12 and younger and will include a 15-minute question and answer session following the play.

    Afterward, interactive study guides will be available in the theater lobby.

    Tickets for the play cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.