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  • 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.

  • The Best: Larry's Beef Brisket

    I wrote a food column featuring Larry McGill in early 1996, and I called him a “Renaissance Man.” According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, that is “a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas.” That would definitely be Larry McGill. At that time Larry, who was retired from the U.S. Army, was a real estate broker, president of the Hardin County Branch NAACP, president of the Radcliff Optimist Club, on the board of North Hardin HOPE, an active member of Bible Baptist Church, a musician and an excellent cook.

  • Cars cruise on silver screen not just city streets

    Cars, cars and more cars are part ot Cruisin’ the Heartland on Friday and Saturday as vintage automobiles take over the streets and racecars take the silver screen.

    As part of the two-day vintage car show that includes a variety of attractions and events, the Historic State Theater will show two car-themed movies.

    First up on Friday is “Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” The 2006 movie, which will show at 8 p.m., stars Will Farrell.

  • Concerts provide soundtrack for Cruisin' event

    Cruisin’ the Heartland is not just about vintage automobiles, it’s a taste of fun and nostalgia, and the soundtrack will be provided by two concerts.

    Local band The Headstones, will have visitors dancing in the streets when they provide a free street concert Saturday. The concert will be held in the parking lot of the Historic State Theater.

    The street concert is slated to begin 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.