• State Theater art show deadline looms

    The Historic State Theater will hold an art show and auction Aug. 17 but submissions to the show are due July 14.

    Select pieces will be auctioned off in the theater. For those pieces, 50 percent of sales go to the artist and 50 percent to the theater.

    Artists can set up a booth with their art for a $55 fee or submit pieces solely for the auction.

    The show features artists from the area in many mediums including sculpture, woodworking, painting, jewelry and photography.

  • Best-selling author to give 100 uniformed soldiers free books

    New York Times best-selling author James Rollins is a guest Monday at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox, and 100 uniformed soldiers are offered a free token of their visit.

    The first 100 soldiers in uniform to attend the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m., receive a free copy of Rollins’ latest book, “The Eye of God,” according to a news release from the library.

    Rollins, whose thrillers have been translated into 40 languages, will discuss and sign copies of “The Eye of God,” the latest in his Sigma series.

  • Children’s author brings musical storytime to E'town

    Author and songwriter Mike Norris will tell stories, read from his children’s books and sing songs at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Norris, who lives in Central Kentucky, and award-winning Kentucky folk artist Minnie Adkins worked together to produce two unique children’s books.

    Rather than drawings or photographs of claymation figures, “Bright Blue Rooster” and “Sonny the Monkey” are illustrated with photographs of Adkins’ wood carvings, according to a news release.

  • Modern Christian music encompasses all styles

    Flipping through the Christian radio dial today, listeners might be surprised by the variety of music styles found in the genre.

    Along with tamer brands of praise and worship music, there are tunes with rock, pop, hip-hop, country, rap and even heavy metal sounds.

    “I think Christian music is in a much different place than it was 20 years ago,” said Chris Crain, radio personality with 88.5 WJIE in Louisville.

  • Déjà vu with a side of Bacon

    So this column feels a little bit like déjà vu with the added twist that my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I discovered we have a Bacon Number.

    What’s a Bacon Number, you ask? It sure sounds tasty.

    Read on.

  • World War Z: Finally, a zombie story that won't make you gag

    “World War Z”
    Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images.
    Release date: June 21
    Runtime: 116 minutes
    Rating: Suspenseful action 

    With the popularity of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” the undead phenomenon continues to spread.

    There are zombie horror movies, zombie comedies and even zombie love stories. Some towns even have zombie themed events such as flash mobs and 5k races.

  • Historic State Theater to serve up murder

    Murder will merge with dinner conversation Friday when the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown presents “Death at the End of St. John Road.”

  • HCP to hold a children's workshop

    The Hardin County Playhouse is holding a children’s workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24-28. The workshop is open for children ages 8-16 and will be held at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    Activities will include theater games and basic drama skills learned through a short performance.

    The cost is $175 and there are discounts for multiple children in the same family.

    Space is limited to 20 children.

  • Band offers audiences more than Four Chords and the Truth

    CHECK THEM OUT: Four Chords and the Truth, a band consisting of North Hardin High School alumni Dave Dale, Ron Mace and Phil Wiseman, will perform 9 p.m. Saturday at Las Margaritas Mexican Grill, 2400 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff. For more information, call (270) 352-2324.

  • Special effects destroy Superman in 'Man of Steel'

    It’s been 35 years since Christopher Reeve stepped out in blue spandex and into our hearts as the iconic Superman. DC Comics has had a hard time recreating that magic in modern renditions and tried once again in “Man of Steel.”

    They tried and failed.

    Everything that made Superman, well, Superman, is missing from this movie.

    Filmmakers wanted to distinguish this attempt from previous tries so much that it is hardly recognizable.