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  • The unlucky one

    “The Lucky One”
    Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence
    Runtime: 101 min
    Release date: April 20
    Rating: Typical Nicholas Sparks

     

    In “The Lucky One,” Zac Efron (“New Year’s Eve”) plays a U.S. Marine named Logan who comes across what could be a lifesaving good luck charm — a mysterious photo of a woman.

  • Wonka on screen at State Theater

    Candy, kids and Oompa-Loompas will fill the Historic State Theater this weekend with a showing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

    The 1971 film stars Gene Wilder as candy factory genius Wonka and Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson as Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe.

  • Two Elizabethtown natives translate Iraqi poetry

    Elizabethtown native Rebecca Gayle Howell is a poet and translator recently involved in a poetry collection that has gained national attention.

    Along with Husam Qaisi, another Elizabethtown resident, Howell translated “Hagar Before the Occupation/

    Hagar After the Occupation” by Amal al-Jubouri. Their work was nominated for the national Best Translated Book Award this year.

    Howell and Qaisi will be at Barnes and Nobel Booksellers in Elizabethtown from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday for bilingual readings from the collection.

  • Lyndsay Taylor releases third CD

    Lyndsay Taylor is waiting, but she is not idle.

    The 34-year-old singer and songwriter of Elizabethtown has released her third CD of Christian music, “Who We are While We Wait.”

    The CD’s theme, which has grown through the years, is setting your heart on the same path as God’s heart.

    “It’s who I am while I wait as a person who is daily pursing my relationship with God,” she said.

  • Photographer's work featured in two Kentucky exhibits

    Works by Elizabethtown photographer David Toczko have been selected to be showcased in two exhibits in Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Arts Council selected Toxkzo’s photography for inclusion in the Governor’s Derby Exhibition in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. The exhibit will include Toczko’s photos “Land Between the Lakes Sunset,” “Balloon Glow” and “West Point Bridge,” which were chosen for the theme “Kentucky Landscapes.”

  • Elizabethtown native receives Tony nomination

    An Elizabethtown native has made it into the spotlight by being nominated for a Tony Award.

    Darron West, an alumni of Youth Theater of Hardin County and supporter of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, received a nomination for Best Sound Design of a Play. The nomination comes for his work on the play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    “Peter and the Starcatcher” tells the story of how Peter Pan became “the boy who would not grow up.” The play is nominated for nine Tony Awards.

  • How to exhaust an energetic Pomeranian

     How do you tire out a Pomeranian that is essentially a ball of energy wrapped in fur?

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I have had limited success answering that question. But we’ve discovered one way this past weekend.

    That was when we made an annual camping and fishing trip to Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky. We’ve been going there for years, sometimes twice in one year.

  • 'Marvel's The Avengers' hits it out of the park

    “Marvel's The Avengers”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference
    Runtime: 142 minutes
    Release date: May 4
    Rating: Excellent, a must see

    What do you get when you combine a billionaire genius, an all-American soldier, a scientist, an alien, a super assassin and an expert marksman? You get “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

  • Bourbon industry, Kentucky captured in book by Glendale photographer

    A Hardin County man combined his appreciation for one of Kentucky’s signature products with 30 years of photography experience. The result is a book called “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience.”

    “I’ve been drinking bourbon for years and had an interest in the bourbon industry,” Leon Howlett said.

    The Glendale resident began work on the book about two and a half years ago. It includes images from eight distilleries around Kentucky and a sense of the Bluegrass state.

  • Misfit pirates take the big screen

    In “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” a shipload of crazy pirates are on a mission for their captain, aptly named Pirate Captain, to win the Pirate of the Year Award. Along the way they have a hard time acquiring enough treasure for him to win until they meet a conniving scientist, Charles Darwin, who tricks them into thinking they will win treasure.

    Think “The Office” on the high seas and you might have a good idea of this crew.