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  • New York freelance bassist has Hardin County roots

    Brian Vinson is a freelance jazz bassist in New York, but his roots are in Hardin County.

    Vinson lived in White Mills until he was about 7 and then moved closer to Elizabethtown.

    “My grandparents had farms in Upton, and I spent a lot of time there when I was young,” he said. “Then I moved to Louisville to go to college after graduating high school.”

    Music was a big part of his young life.

  • Murder and Mardi Gras

    A night of murder, mystery and Mardi Gras is staged Saturday at the Brown-Pusey House.

    Costumed murder mystery “As the Beads Drop” will be the highlight of the evening as volunteer actors will portray the mystery and audience members submit guesses about which one is the killer.

  • Pitt doesn’t get the ‘Moneyball’ rolling

    Brad Pitt (“Tree of Life”) has received high praise from many critics for his performance in “Moneyball,” but I found that it is the people around him with strong performances and that Pitt’s is lacking.

    The film is based on the true story of how the Oakland As Major League Baseball team, and its general manger, Billy Beane, played by Pitt, created a history-making season with a fourth of the operating budget of some of the big league teams. I’m sorry to tell you kids, a lot of it had to do with math.

  • Comedy Caravan offers show at Historic State Theater

    Comedy Caravan presents a show featuring three comedians at 8 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Headlining the show is Big John Richardson. The featured comedian is Jonnie Wethington and Donna Watts is the opening act.

    Tickets are available for dinner and the comedy show for $20 or for the show only for $10. Dinner is in the First Federal Gallery from 6 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required by today for dinner.

    To purchase tickets or for more information, call (270) 234-8258.

  • The ghosts of West Point

    A ghost walk to benefit next year’s River Days begins Saturday in West Point.

    During the outdoor walk, participants will visit homes on the National Historic Register that are connected to Kentucky history and haunted stories.

    Hot chocolate will be available at the end of the walk.

    The walk begins Saturday and continues Oct. 8, 15 and 22.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Star Café at 401 South St. in West Point, the walk will last two hours. Admission is $10.

  • Duke the fierce and grumpy

    Most of the time, most people find themselves cheering on the little guy.

    When David faced and defeated Goliath, everyone cheered, “Way to go, Dave.”

    When a small band of rebel forces took on the galactic empire in “Star Wars,” we all yelled, “Use the force, Luke.”

    When Rocky took on Apollo Creed, we joined the chant and yelled, “Rocky, Rocky, Rocky.”

    When the underdog defeats the No. 1 team in any sport, we all suddenly become fans.

  • ‘Dolphin Tale’ an inspirational family film

    In a market that doesn’t have many inspirational family films, “Dolphin Tale” is a refreshing change.

    It is a story based on a real life rescued dolphin named Winter who was found caught in a crab trap that damaged her tail. The tail had to be amputated and Winter now swims with the aid of a prosthetic tail.

  • Radcliff poet's collection includes celebrated works

    After publishing her work for 25 years, often earning spots in highly regarded literary publications, Vada Scott Johnson is introducing her first collection of poetry.

    Johnson, a Radcliff resident, hosts a signing of “Songs of Life” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Victoria Blue on Ky. 313 in Vine Grove.

    “All the poems are written straight from the heart and they are, literally, songs of my life,” Johnson said.

  • Becoming part of something

    Sometimes, without planning, the things you become a part of become a part of you.

    This month The Bard’s Corner Writer’s Group turns 9 years old, and as the founder and facilitator of the group, I’m more than a little amazed at this.

    Mainly, it’s because I never planned to start a group. Initially I wanted to join one that was already established.

    Just before I started a group, I got a chance to join a wonderful group that meets at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • HCP holds auditions for Christmas production

    Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27 for “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    The auditions are at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Twelve men, 11 women, six boys and five girls are needed for the production. Additionally, eight to 10 ensemble members are needed.
    No prepared material is required of those auditioning.

    Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 15-18.