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  • The force is strong with J.J. Abrams

    When Disney announced it acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. and the “Star Wars” franchise, my first reaction was that of Admiral Ackbar in “Return of the Jedi” — “It’s a trap!”

    I envisioned Darth Vader in mouse ears and Leia becoming one of the Disney princesses, a great disturbance in the force.

    But then a director was chosen and things looked better for the Jedi.

  • Lincoln Jamboree presents anniversary show

    Country music fans can enjoy a sampling of tunes from the last 59 years as Lincoln Jamboree presents its anniversary show Saturday.

    “We’ll be doing songs we’ve done over the years. We’ll start with 1954 and work up to now,” said Joel Ray Spowls of Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville.

    While the venue’s regular talent, including Spowls and the Lincoln Jamboree Gang, are set to celebrate, too, it’s the guests who will make the 59th anniversary show special, Spowls said.

  • Vickers' art reflects love of his environment

    Bruce Vickers lives his life like his craft. An environmentalist of sorts, he turns recycled items and other materials found on his land into works of art.

    Vickers has dabbled in many art forms since he retired from teaching 18 years ago. 

    “I piddle around with all kinds of art — painting, wood carving, furniture — but I just seem to like twigs and we’ve got a lot of them,” he said.

  • Band to perform at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    Privates by Choice, a band made up of Kentucky musicians, performs at 11 am. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The free concert, which is at the park’s visitor center patio, offers original musical scores by the band that will highlight the labors of the nation during the Civil War, according to a news release from the park.

    Privates by Choice perform a selection of newly composed acoustic/folk songs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.

  • Hardin County band to perform at State Theater

    The Brian Young Band, a Hardin County band that has opened for notable country acts, offers its show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for preferred seating.

    Having opened for musical acts such as Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, The Brian Young Band performs classic country hits, new country songs and original compositions.

  • Bestselling author holds Fort Knox signing

    Beverly Lewis, a New York Times bestselling author, will visit Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox to discuss and sign her latest novel.

    Lewis appears at 6 p.m. Monday as part of the Authors at Your Library series. She will discuss and sign the fourth novel in her Home to Hickory Hollow series, “The Secret Keeper.”

  • Morrison Art Gallery hosts group exhibit

    Paintings and mixed-media works are part of a free group exhibit through Sept. 26 at Morrison Art Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Various themes are explored by artists who met and studied together at Western Kentucky University.

    Morrison Art Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is in the James S. Owens Building No. 102 on the college campus.

  • Welcoming pitter-patter of little feet

    Lately I’ve been hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in my home.

    Yep. My significant other, Rebecca Ricks, and I got a bundle of joy a couple of weeks ago.

    We’re fostering the little girl, and she’s keeping us on our toes.

    Even though she’s just a little more than 4 months old, she has an incredible amount of energy. I sometimes wonder how she can contain herself when I leave her in her crate when Rebecca and I have to be away from our home.

    Oh, did I forget to mention the new temporary addition is a puppy?

  • One Direction hits the big screen

    A band of British guys invades American shores once again in “One Direction: This is Us.”

    Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, aka One Direction, have taken the world by storm and stolen the hearts of teeny-bopper girls everywhere.

    In this rockumentary, the boys take audiences behind the scenes of their world tour and reveal their true nature — goofy.

  • Blues and barbecue come to Fort Knox's Eastman Park

    The sweet smell of barbecue and sounds of blues music will fill Eastman Park at Fort Knox beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Blues performers Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Kim Massie will be on stage during the free event.

    Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, was part of the family gospel group The Staple Sisters who performed the songs “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself.”