• '42': For the love of baseball, history

    People often incorrectly say sports have no true meaning in life. Tell that to Jackie Robinson and the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

    The film “42” chronicles Robinson’s step into Major League Baseball, from the first pitch to the history-making home run in the pennant race his rookie season.

    For those who don’t know much about baseball or history, Jackie Robinson broke segregation barriers when he stepped onto a major league field in 1947.

  • Dumbdevices working just fine

    Not long ago I was shopping with my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I saw a sign advertising something for use with smartphones.

    “I guess we won’t be using that,” I told Rebecca. “We’ve got dumbphones.”

    It’s true. Comparatively, anyway.

  • HCP holds 'South Pacific' auditions

    Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions for the musical “South Pacific” at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” centers on a nurse stationed at a U.S. Naval based during World War II. She falls in love with a French plantation owner who has two children she at first struggles to accept because of their race. The musical was praised for dealing with racial prejudice and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.

  • Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' gets Asian-themed makeover

    While those familiar with William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” expect swords to clash during the play, the sword fights in an upcoming production are less traditional.

    The sword fights in Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center’s production of “Macbeth” will be samurai sword fights.

  • 'Jurassic Park' a classic that doesn't need 3-D

    As I type these words, I can’t believe they are true: “Jurassic Park” turns 20 this year. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since audiences first got a glimpse of the park and a technology that shaped future films.

    In 1993, Steven Spielberg brought Michael Crichton’s book to the big screen. It became a movie as colossal as the dinosaurs it featured.

  • Wine and Canvas comes to Trino's

    Wine and Canvas of Louisville is sponsoring a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trino’s Italian Restaurant in Elizabethtown.

    During the class, painters are taught to paint “Eiffel Tower at Night.” The cost of the class is $35 and a portion of the proceeds go to Relay for Life.

    Wine and Canvas is a business that teaches mobile art classes in Louisville and surrounding areas.

  • Enrich life with a sense of community

    Community is an identity that comes in various shapes and sizes.

    Recently, my life has been wrapped in various forms of community, beginning with family.

    Family is the first community you’re introduced to in life and it is true that tragedy can pull this group together more tightly than ever. Sometimes family even goes beyond bloodlines when friends become as close as your relatives.

  • Gallery exhibit opens Saturday

    An exhibit by a Hardinsburg artist opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in Elizabethtown.

    “Nature Speaking” features art by Helen Merrick, showcasing her watercolor and bamboo gloss paintings. The gallery opens at 11 a.m., with an opening night reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to meet the artist.

    The watercolor exhibit, which runs through May 31, focuses on settings in the natural world with floral arrangements, landscapes and reflections of spring.

  • Concert series to feature 12-string guitarist

    Twelve-string guitarist Neil Jacobs is the featured performer Saturday for the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 13 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert is at 7:30 p.m.

  • A dramatic expression of civic responsibility

    Some plays are entertaining and others are meant to inspire. Hardin County Playhouse hopes to do both with a production of “12 Angry Jurors.”

    The play takes place in one location: the jury room. The jury’s task is to decide the guilt or innocence of a murder suspect. During the voting, one man decides jurors need to look closer at evidence, which propels heated discussions and evidential theory throughout the rest of the play.