Features http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/features/todaysfeatures en The AcoUstiKats: UK group from ‘The Sing-Off’ to perform at State Theater http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/acoustikats-uk-group-%E2%80%98-sing-off%E2%80%99-perform-state-theater <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/acoustikats_1_0.jpg" alt="The AcoUstiKats of the University of Kentucky will perform at 7:30 p.m. Firday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. " title="The AcoUstiKats of the University of Kentucky will perform at 7:30 p.m. Firday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. " align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The AcoUstiKats will bring four-part harmony with a pop sound to the Historic State Theater at 7:30 p.m. today.</p> <p> Fresh from appearances in season four of NBC&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Sing-Off,&rdquo; the AcoUstiKats are an a cappella men&rsquo;s chorus from the University of Kentucky. The group&rsquo;s website describes its sound as &ldquo;southern charm with a whole lot of swag&rdquo; and &ldquo;Justin Timberlake meets Kentucky Fried Chicken.&rdquo;</p> Elizabethtown author publishes second children's book http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/elizabethtown-author-publishes-second-childrens-book <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lunsford_book.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford has published his second children&rsquo;s book.</p> <p> &ldquo;Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, General George Washington and the American Revolution&rdquo; was published in March and is Lunsford&rsquo;s second children&rsquo;s book featuring the title character. Benjamin Nathan Tuggle is a 12-year-old who finds he can time travel.</p> <p> Lunsford&rsquo;s first children&rsquo;s book was &ldquo;Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, Daniel Boone and the Settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.&rdquo;</p> 'Rio 2' journeys into the Amazon http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/rio-2-journeys-amazon <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rio-2-110_580_166_4k_ks_rgb.jpg" alt="Eduardo (Andy Garcia) Shows his daughter Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and his three grandkids Carla (Rachel Crow), Bia (Amanda Stenberg), and Tiago (Pierce Gangon), the wonders of the Amazon." title="Eduardo (Andy Garcia) Shows his daughter Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and his three grandkids Carla (Rachel Crow), Bia (Amanda Stenberg), and Tiago (Pierce Gangon), the wonders of the Amazon." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="BodyCopy" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <font face="Baskerville BE Regular" size="2">&ldquo;<st1:place w:st="on">Rio</st1:place> 2&rdquo;<br /> Rated G<br /> Release date: April 11<br /> Runtime: 101 minutes<br /> Rating: Colorful but bland</font></p> <p class="BodyCopy" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <o:p><font face="Baskerville BE Regular" size="2">&nbsp;</font></o:p></p> Things I've found myself yelling http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/things-ive-found-myself-yelling <p> It has been about six months since we welcomed a Pomeranian puppy into our home and Zorro has kept things interesting.</p> <p> Not only has he been dubbed Zorro the Destroyer, because of his penchant for turning everything into personal chew toys, but he has become an active sparring partner for Tybalt.</p> <p> Maybe one of the most noticeable contributions Zorro has made to the household is providing a springboard for new language.</p> <p> Let me explain.</p> Elizabethtown resident enjoys Kentucky Derby Festival role http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/elizabethtown-resident-enjoys-kentucky-derby-festival-role <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/416wwboyd1.jpg" alt="Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd serves as vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival." title="Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd serves as vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> For Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd, a festive atmosphere is part of her job.</p> <p> As vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival, Boyd helps coordinate and promote events leading up to what has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports.</p> <p> &ldquo;A few folks might think we only work a few weeks out of the year, but we work year round,&rdquo; she said.</p> Life or Something Like It: A week to celebrate triumph, death and eternal victory http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/life-or-something-it-week-celebrate-triumph-death-and-eternal-victory <p> We&rsquo;re smack dab in the middle of Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s a bittersweet week in the Christian faith tradition, moving from the euphoria of Jesus&rsquo; triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the solemn Last Supper, the agony of Jesus&rsquo; crucifixion, and ultimately the joy of his resurrection.</p> Kitchen Adventures: A coconut cheesecake fit for an Easter dessert http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/kitchen-adventures-coconut-cheesecake-fit-easter-dessert <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dscn2736.jpg" alt="A slice of coconut cheesecake tops off a great Easter meal. " title="A slice of coconut cheesecake tops off a great Easter meal. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> When you think of an Easter meal, a few constants come to mind such as ham, deviled eggs and an assortment of traditional side dishes.</p> <p> When I think of Easter dinner, some sort of coconut dessert is usually a must. A beautiful light and fluffy coconut cake with jelly beans on top is a favorite and coconut pie is absolutely delicious.</p> <p> Honestly, I only recently discovered a taste for coconut. As my tastes have changed with age, it&rsquo;s become a&nbsp; favorite flavor. And, I love the smell of coconut.</p> Dash of Class: Topping off Easter dinner with dessert http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/dash-class-topping-easter-dinner-dessert <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/april_15_nora_easter_desserts.jpg" alt="The dinner table is set for Easter dinner, including Dreamsicle Cake." title="The dinner table is set for Easter dinner, including Dreamsicle Cake." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Here we are, five days from Easter Sunday. Most people use this as an occasion for a family dinner. Baked ham seems to be the favorite for most, but turkey, fried chicken, pulled pork or a chuck roast are close seconds.</p>