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  • Celtic concert Sunday to benefit Hosparus

    An afternoon of music Sunday in Elizabethtown will benefit Hosparus and promote cancer awareness.

    The Chattering Magpies, a duo consisting of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, performs at the Historic State Theater at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning office at 790 N. Dixie Ave., No. 800, in Elizabethtown.

  • Immortalized in opera

    Hardin County will be on display at 7 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in “Hardin County: the Opera.”

    The production is a mix of music, dance and multimedia produced by the Squonk Opera of Pennsylvania. The company tours throughout the country with “(Put Your Name Here): The Opera Series.”

    PAC director Bart Lovins said he has been working with the company for six months crafting the theme and coordinating local dance groups and film interviews.

  • Great special effects meets a predictable storyline in 'Real Steel'

    Robots take over the boxing ring in DreamWorks Pictures “Real Steel.”

    The story might sound familiar but the special effects are beyond expectations.

    Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) is an ex-boxer who is trying to make a name for himself in robot boxing. He’s not having much luck. An ex-girlfriend dies and he spends time with a son they had together, Max (Dakota Goyo, “Thor”) to get money out of the boy’s aunt.

  • Pinterest: An obsessive new distraction

    My mind is fluttering in about 50 different directions. I have so many ideas, but I can’t seem to focus on any of them.

    I blame my newest social networking obsession for this. Yes, I’m often on Facebook, I tweet and watch funny videos on YouTube but lately, thanks to a friend, I discovered Pinterest.

  • Vincent Price classic shows at the State Theater

    In the 1950s and 1960s there was one name in horror and it was Vincent Price. The Historic State Theater will be scaring patrons as Price stars in “The House on Haunted Hill” (1959) this weekend.

    The film features Price as a millionaire who, along with his fourth wife, invites five people to the home for a party. If partiers stay the entire night, they receive $10,000, but as the night goes on, the hauntings and terrors begin.

  • Newsboys to spread the word at Severns Valley show

    Christian pop band Newsboys has seen numerous lineup changes over the years, but keyboard player Jeff Frankenstein believes that’s a good thing because it indicates the band is still evolving.

    “It feels like we just started again,” Frankenstein said of the band’s success since landing Michael Tait as its front man in 2009.

    Frankenstein said he prefers to be part of something that’s growing and evolving rather than hanging onto something that’s fading.

  • Even as acting struggles, 'Courageous' is a touching and challenging film

    “Courageous”
    Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content
    Runtime: 130 minutes
    Release date: Sept. 30
    Rating: It’s a great movie that I’d see again, but it’s not a well made film.

  • Taking inventory of the non-disposable

    In the ’70s, when I was a kid living in Radcliff, dry cleaning was available through a special house call service.
    Whenever Mom had to have something dry cleaned, she would place an orange cardboard placard in the living room window. It was like Commissioner Gordon using the bat signal to call Batman.
    An employee of the dry cleaning business constantly drove his van in neighborhoods to drop off clothes and would stop by any house that had a placard up. Seeing one, he knew someone was in need of the special dry cleaning superpower of the business.

  • Personnel loss is personal loss for HCP

    The Hardin County Playhouse board of directors voted Wednesday to dissolve the position of managing director formerly held by longtime member Dee Corkran.

    HCP interim president Ron Blair said the vote was more for documentation because Corkran would not be returning as an employee. Her husband, Jeff Corkran, also a longtime member and former HCP board president, resigned.

    Blair said HCP lost two “incredible performers.”

    “Those two built the playhouse as we know it,” Blair said.

  • ‘Deathtrap’ provides a story of twists and turns

    The Hardin County Playhouse presents “Deathtrap” this weekend. It’s a murder mystery with a bit of fun.

    “There are bits of comedy and lightness, but for the most part it's an intense thriller,” play director Josh Logsdon said.