• 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.

  • Rineyville musician releases second CD

    FOR MORE: Rineyville musician Sean T. Johnson, backed by a full band, will hold a CD release show for “Fairy Tales for Fools” at 8 p.m. today at ZoZo’s Bar & Grill at 593 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd. in Radcliff. The CD is available at www.cdbaby.com, itunes and www.Amazon.com. To find out more about Johnson, visit www.seantjohnson.com or find him on Facebook.

  • Disney wrecked it with "Wreck-It Ralph"

    “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Release date: Nov. 2
    Rating: Not up to Disney quality



    Sometimes films get a lot of acclaim and it makes me scratch my head. “Wreck-It Ralph” is one of those films.

    It just isn’t worth the hype.

  • Lucas has gone to the dark side


    There was a great disturbance in the force last week.

    After years of frustration with George Lucas and his complete bumble in the prequels to the original “Star Wars,” he went one more step to annoy fans. He sold his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd, and the “Star Wars” dynasty to Disney.

    Disney acquired Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction totaling $4.05 billion

  • Glen Rice promotes his third concert this year

    Glen Rice and Friends will be making music once again at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • Holiday movies start at the State

    The Historic State Theater kicks off its holiday film series Friday with “Home for the Holidays” (1995).

    In the film, Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) has a run of bad luck and finds herself spending Thanksgiving with her family. Crazy family antics prevail as she tries to survive the holiday.

    The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson and Claire Danes.

  • State Theater concert benefits United Way

    Mike Jones and PG-43 is the featured musical act in a concert Thursday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is a fundraising event for United Way of Central Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administrative office of the State Theater or at the door. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

    “I really initiated the idea,” Jones said of the benefit concert.

  • ‘Can You Duet’ winner Steel Magnolia plays Historic State Theater

    Country music will ring through the halls of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend with a national recording act and some regional favorites.

    Emily West, theater director, strives to offer a variety of concerts that appeal to different age groups, she said. The theater has played host to artists such as Mark Chesnutt and John Anderson but West felt it was time to offer something for a younger audience.