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  • Elizabethtown author to host booksigning

    An Elizabethtown author will be on hand Sunday for a booksigning at St. James Catholic Church.

  • A journey to Middle Earth

    Since J.R.R. Tolkien originally published the book “The Hobbit” in 1937, it has captivated readers and sent them on an adventure with 13 dwarfs, a wizard and a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.

    The adventure unfolds live onstage this weekend at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    For the show’s cast and crew, bringing Middle Earth to the stage has been its own creative adventure.

  • Review: "Divergent' isn't all that different after all

    “Divergent”
    Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality.
    Release date: March 21
    Runtime: 139 minutes
    Rating: Nothing new

    If “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” were not enough, we now have a new film series based on teenage-themed books. The first of that film series, “Divergent,” hit theaters last week.

  • Civil War documentary to be shown Tuesday at State Theater

    A filmmaker/director of a Civil War documentary will be part of a panel discussion following a free public screening of one of the episodes Tuesday night at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Episode five of “Civil War: The Untold Story,” will be shown at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The screening is a sneak preview of the five-part PBS documentary.

  • Free writing workshop hosted by Kentucky author

    A college professor who is the author of several books will take the mystery out of writing thrillers when he presents a free workshop Tuesday at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox.

    David Bell, a Western Kentucky University professor, will host “Mystery & Suspense Writing 101,” a workshop at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The event is open to the public.

  • 'It's time to light the lights ...': A review of 'Muppets Most Wanted'

    The Muppets are back for a sequel, or as Dr. Honeydew points out, one of many sequels.

    This time around in “Muppets Most Wanted,” they run into some trouble during a world tour when an evil tour agent, Ricky Gervais (“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”), replaces Kermit with Constantine, the most dangerous frog in the world.

    Mistaken for Constantine, Kermit is thrown in a Russian prison. Meanwhile, the other Muppets tour Europe, where guest stars abound.

  • Best-selling author holds book signing at post library Friday

    New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben will hold a book signing and discussion Friday at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox.

    Coben will discuss and sign copies of his latest adult thriller, “Missing You,” at the free event, which will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The event is open to the public.

    A limited number of complimentary copies of the novel will be available to soldiers attending in uniform. Copies of “Missing You” also will be available for purchase.

  • Change is good ... unless aliens are involved

    Change is good. Or so they say.

    Then again “they” say a lot of things and we still don’t know who “they” are.

    Why don’t “they” change that?

    At any rate, I won’t argue with the aforementioned statement. It’s true enough, many times.

    Change can keep things from getting stale and can spark inspiration. In fact, I purposely break routine when I realize it has become just that: routine.

  • Leaping lizards, Allegro Dance Theatre presents 'Annie Jr.'

    The sun will come out for the Allegro Dance Theatre as it presents “Annie Jr.” Friday night at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The original authors and lyricists created the junior version for schools, Allegro director Carol Zagar said. It is used to help students learn literature and be able to produce and perform the musical for their schools, she said.

    The 60-minute version has all the original songs except the title song, “Annie,” Zagar said.

  • The Blue Soul Gypsys back on stage at the State Theater

    The Blue Soul Gypsys return to the Historic State Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Aaron McDowell, Justin Perz and Jeffery Scott make up the band with a sound that mixes progressive, classic, southern, blues and rock music. They met at Pandaruella Productions, a local studio headed by Jacob and Samantha Langley.