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  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Pork with Parsnips and Pears

    A couple of months ago, one of my co-workers, Sarah Berkshire, was talking about this recipe that she was going to have for supper that night. It was Pork with Parsnips and Pears, and it was a crockpot recipe, so it was cooking while she was working. It sounded so good, that I asked her for the recipe.

    She told me later, that although the recipe says you can cook it on the high-heat setting for 5½ to 6 hours, it was much better when she tried cooking it overnight for 11 to 12 hours on the low-heat setting.

  • Former 'American Idol' contestant special guest at concert

    A variety of musical acts, including an “American Idol” contestant and a co-star from a Conway Twitty musical, will kick off the sixth season of Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday.

    The concert will be held at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School and features music including country, gospel, oldies, Elvis, bluegrass, jazz, classical and original compositions.

  • 'Source Code' is a relief from mediocrity

    Making its way through the mediocrity of March and April film releases, "Source Code" is a refreshing relief.

    Jake Gyllenhaal ("Love and Other Drugs") plays a soldier who is taken through the Source Code to try to find a bomber responsible for a train explosion and to prevent a second, deadlier bomb in Chicago.

    Because this is a whodunit story with a science-fiction twist, everything isn’t exactly what it seems.

  • Theater paves yellow brick road to recovery

    A chalked yellow brick road leading to the ticket booth Saturday at the Historic State Theater will be part of the “The Road to Recovery” for 3-year-old Addison Jo Blair.

    The 2 p.m. Saturday matinee showing of “The Wizard of Oz” will include a collection box in the lobby for those wishing to donate to Blair, who is battling cancer.

    Tickets for the movie are $5.

    Blair has been the focus of numerous fund-raising events in the area. “The Wizard of Oz” is Blair’s favorite movie.

  • Playhouse actors dig into 'Agnes of God'

    "Agnes of God" is not an easy play, the cast members admitted. It’s difficult to watch and often difficult to act but sometimes, they said, difficult is necessary.

    The play, written by John Pielmeier, centers on Dr. Martha Livingston, Mother Miriam Ruth and Sister Agnes, played by Hardin County Playhouse actors Kerrie Lewis, Dee Corkran and Kaity Paschetto respectively.

  • A Dash of Class: One of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I have been privileged to feature so many outstanding cooks in my column, and today is certainly no exception. Hardin County natives will remember The Park Drive In Restaurant was in what is now Domino’s Pizza and Good n’ Handy Grocery was across the street. The person I am honoring today was an integral part of The Park Drive In Restaurant, Mrs. Paul Ella Bogue, as it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bogue. It later became a Tastee Freeze and then Domino’s.

  • Leather and Lace is style as much as band name

    Leather and Lace is not just the name of their band, it is their style, according to band members, including an Elizabethtown couple, Jimmy and Stacey Wells.

  • Cochran brings Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show to the PAC

    On Saturday, a Hardin County stage will be rockin’ with Bobby Cochran’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show.

    Trinity Music Productions presents Cochran’s show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Cochran, a guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced by his uncle, Eddie Cochran, who became popular in the 1950s.

    At 13, Cochran wanted to be a master guitarist and went on to work with Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Leon Russell.

  • These are a few of my favorite things....

    I am a complete movie nerd. I have been since I saw my first movie, “The Jungle Book.”

    I loved them so much my undergraduate degree is in film and television, and I once aspired to be a film screenwriter and director.

    Last week the inner movie nerd came out once again while watching the “ABC News and People Best in Film: The greatest movies of our time.” For their list go to http://abcnews.go.com/entertainment/best_ film/.

  • Dash of Class

    Editor's note: The March 24 Pulse featured a portion of this column. The entire column is running today.