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  • A spectacle that's far from spectacular

    Take along a lot of crackers if you go to see “The Three Musketeers.” It’s very cheesy.

    Most modern productions of the Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale present it in a similar way.

  • Lessons from George McFly

    A teen forces himself out of bed on Monday morning. A new week at school has begun. He gets dressed and puts on the new jacket his mom bought him over the weekend. She knew something was wrong but he wouldn’t talk about it.

    He looks in the mirror, a slight smile on his face hoping today would be better. He grabs his bag and talks himself into stepping out the door.

  • Theater hopes magic show makes tickets disappear

    The Historic State Theater is expecting an event Saturday will cast a spell on its audience.

    Hocus pocus will be the focus when Grand Illusions, a magic show touted as the largest of its kind in the central U.S., takes the stage at 7 p.m.

    The show requires five people more than four hours to set up the more than five tons of equipment.

    Grand Illusions is suitable for the whole family.

    Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

    For tickets or more information call (270) 234-8258.

  • Gallery features pair of Elizabethtown painters

    Elizabethtown painters Cynthia Kelly Overall and Betty Campbell are displaying new oil paintings in “Landscape Paintings,” on exhibit at B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville until Nov. 5.

    Overall’s latest body of work depicts scenes of rural landscapes and farms. Her paintings have a luminosity and technical application learned from her studies in Europe and further developed over the years working in her studio, according to an announcement by the gallery.

  • Former Hardin County resident publishes first novel

    A former Radcliff resident has published his first novel.

    Nescher Pyscher, who now lives in Ohio, published “Tales of the Fallen” through A-Argus Better Book Publishers.

    “Tales of the Fallen” is a fantasy novel and is available in paperback and ebook from www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

  • Tending to the Prince of Pomerania

    About this time last year our oldest dog, 16-year-old Pomeranian Nanook, had to be taken to the vet. He was given medication for his arthritis.

    The year before, about the same time of year, the vet had discovered extensive arthritis in Nanook’s back legs. He had quit using one of his hind legs and whimpered a lot. He got a cortisone shot and some medication. After a week or so he was much better, but he had medication to take as needed.

  • A year for the birds

    About halfway through the film “The Big Year” I asked myself “are birders really this competitive with their bird sightings?” A quick Google search gave me the answer. Yes.

    The quest to document sightings of the most species of birds really happens each year and sometimes it gets quite competitive. The film is based on a book by Mark Obmascik that shares the story of three individuals on the quest. As it says in the beginning, the film is based on a true story, only the facts were changed.

  • 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.