• 'Twilight Saga' comes to an end

    This Thanksgiving, I am thankful this is the last Twilight movie I have to watch.

    The last installment of the Twilight saga follows its predecessors with poor filmmaking and bad acting.

    I won’t bore you with my feelings about the films or how bad an actress Kristen Stewart (Bella) is. I’m mean, come on, Stewart. Leaning forward and breathing heavy does not equate intensity in a scene. Work on your acting already.

  • Thankful for a path and everything along it

    Like many, I’ve been counting a lot of blessings lately. In this season of thanksgiving, I’ve reflected on the good things in my life and I keep coming back to one overall theme.

    Life seems to be as it’s supposed to be.

    At this point in the path, there is peace. How lucky I must be to look over the years and see that one phase flowed right into the next, leading me to today. Phase by phase, maybe it seems trivial, but I’m thankful for each moment that led me this way and that way.

  • Dancing in the Big Apple

    This morning, most Hardin Countians will be waking up to the start of Thanksgiving dinner in the oven. But two area teenagers will wake early to the sights and sounds of the Big Apple as they get ready to dance in the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Kendra Ball, 17, and Emalee Haynes, 14, are on their first trip to New York City and to say they are excited is an understatement.

    Both girls were giggling with excitement talking about their trip.

  • Southern sass takes State stage Saturday

    If you’re looking for a sassy Saturday, the Historic State Theater has a show right up your alley when it hosts comedian Etta May at 8 p.m.

    Known as “The Queen of Southern Sass” and a returning performer at the State Theater, May will present her new show, “White Trash Diaries.”

  • Allegro performs 'Cinderella'

    Usually, girls take center stage in “Cinderella.” But equally essential to the success of the production are the male escorts, stepsisters played by men and, of course, the prince.

    The guys in Allegro Dance Theatre’s production Sunday of “Cinderella” know part of their role is to make sure the female dancers shine.

    “The guy is the frame and the girl is the picture,” Nathan Cooney said.

  • Holiday theater in Horse Cave

    The Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave presents four plays during the holiday season. For the first time, the KRT will present four plays performed in rotating repertory.

    A musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is showing today.

    “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” opens Nov. 30. The play is an “irreverent yet moving” comedy of Marley’s experience of torment before his attempt to redeem Scrooge.

  • HCP seeks male performers for production now in rehearsal

    Hardin County Playhouse is in immediate need of three male performers for its upcoming production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

    HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said interested performers should be able to sing and be at least 16 years old, though the preference is for older performers.

    Cecil does not have time for a lengthy audition process. He said he is willing to take on people with enthusiasm who are able to make the rehearsal and performance schedule work.

  • Holiday music enhances season

    It’s getting to be the holiday season. I’ve already got the “Gobbles, the Tasty Turkey” song going through my head.

    Yeah, I know. I’m alone on that one.

    By way of an explanation, I wrote a column last year lamenting the fact there are so few Thanksgiving songs. I think I thought of one last year. So I made up one, to the tune of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

  • Skip the vampires and go see 'Lincoln'

    Steven Spielberg has gone beyond his love of action adventure to become a master at setting the stage for historical drama. With previous films “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan” under his belt, Spielberg now brings one of the giants of American history to the screen in “Lincoln.”

  • Hardin County Playhouse wins big with ‘The Laramie Project’

    The Hardin County Playhouse’s production of “The Laramie Project” won big at the Kentucky State Theater Festival last weekend.

    The production won four awards. Sarah Ryan Dakin won for best supporting actress, Josh Logsdon won for best supporting actor, Ron Blair won for best male performer and the play won best production.

    The recognition was personal for HCP director Bo Cecil because of his belief in the production, he said. Even if HPC hadn’t backed it during its September run in Elizabethtown, Cecil would have produced it on his own.