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  • Ready to lasso some aliens?

    A movie directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) backed by executive producer Stephen Spielberg (“Super 8”) and producer Ron Howard (“Angels and Demons”) and staring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Harrison Ford (“Star Wars”) should be expected to be a summer blockbuster. “Cowboys & Aliens” has all this plus, well, cowboys and aliens.

  • Music that comes through emotion

    For Holly Brim, music is an extension of one’s soul.

    “Whatever is happening on the inside always comes out in my music,” Brim said. “I like singing for fun as well, but for me the songs I sing have some type of emotional or spiritual connection.”

    Listeners look for something real today, she said.

    “I try to convey a realness through music,” Brim said.

  • Dash of Class: Becky Bauer is one of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I first met this month’s honoree when she was named Hardin County’s ExCEL Award winner. I also worked with her as her son, Paul, was an actor in Andy Zagar’s musical productions at West Hardin Middle School and then appeared on stage in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s performances.

    This lady is so talented and outgoing, and I recently learned she also is an outstanding cook. Today’s honoree as “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” is Becky Bauer, teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown.

  • HCP production brings "Peanuts" comic strip to life

    The scenes are familiar to many: the perennially downtrodden, yet persevering, kid once again trying to fly a kite when all his past attempts have gone woefully awry; the anthropomorphized beagle astride his doghouse in a deadly dogfight with the unseen Red Baron.

    Those images created by the late cartoonist Charles Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts” will be represented on stage when Hardin County Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical.”

  • The Best: Favorite chocolate recipes

    I’m sharing several of my favorite chocolate recipes with you today. Believe it or not, I’m not one of those folks who absolutely can’t resist chocolate. The only two chocolate treats I can’t resist are Coca-Cola Cake and Hershey’s Kisses.

  • A Dash of Class: Building a cookbook

    Quite some time ago, I entertained the idea of writing a cookbook. I put it off thinking it was just too large a project. But last year, I thought, “Why not?”

    I worked on and off last year and thought I would finish it up this past winter. Not. There really was a lot of work to do, then the image of my Dad, who has been gone since 1972, when at the age of 63, he was plucked away from us.

  • Downtown businesses will be focus of scavenger hunt during Cruisin' event

    When vintage cars cruise into downtown Elizabethtown, Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hopes they will not only attract visitors but introduce customers to the businesses there.

    For its part, the council will have a booth at the event Saturday and hold a scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.

    “We’re trying to find ways to get people downtown on a regular basis,” Seymour said.

  • Same wit, shiny new photo

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, photos of me generally say “Yikes” a thousand times.

    This is not news to some, as I’ve written about this in previous columns and told countless individuals when the subject came up. I generally qualify the statement by explaining it is not impossible to get a decent photograph of me. It’s just that a photo of me is more likely to elicit gasps or guffaws than anything else.

  • Rapping foundation for H. Master Ice began in second grade

    Reality is not just for T.V.

    It’s the foundation of the lyrics written by Elizabethtown rapper Master Harrison Isom, who performs under the name H. Master Ice.

    Isom recalls writing down his thoughts and emotions when he was in the second grade.

    “My teacher suggested I should write because I had to vent,” Isom said.

    As he got older, Isom continued to express himself on paper and eventually began rapping when he was 16.

    That’s when he began recording his music, too.

  • Bring on the first Avenger

    “Captain America: The First Avenger” closes the summer of the comic book hero with a set up for one of the most anticipated super hero movies since “Superman II.”

    The heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury and others will team up in May 2012 for “The Avengers.” If you stay though all the credits of Captain America you will get a sneak peak surprise that will give you a taste of what to expect next year.