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Today's Features

  • The Heartland Winds perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The theme is “Force of Destiny.”

    Conductor Brian Froedge said the group will play many pieces within that theme.

    One piece is “La Forza del Destino” by Verdi.

    “It is a very exciting, dramatic piece of music,” Froedge said.

  • The sound of oldies music rings through the halls of the Historic State Theater this weekend.

    The Van-Dells, an oldies tribute group, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The group is recording the performance for promotional purposes.

    “They thought it was such a beautiful location that they made a special trip down here to see it in person before the show,” theater director Emily West said.

    A three man show, their website touts them as “the Three Stooges set to music.”

  • This season the Youth Theatre of Hardin County is taking the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning in the high-flying adventures of “Peter Pan.”

    Auditions for the musical are 5 to 9 p.m. today or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • A fictional girl from a real place practically has Zach Alexander sitting on top of the world.

    On April 10, the Central Hardin High School senior, performing as Ocean City, won the Louisville region round in the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands. He has advanced toward the top spot, which puts him in the running for a chance to play Hard Rock Calling in London as part of a world tour as well as make an album and video with Hard Rock Records and win gear.

  • Tom Cruise tries his hand at science fiction once again in “Oblivion,” a state most audiences will be in after seeing the film.

    The problem with this movie is it’s nothing new. Science fiction used to be a genre that could be counted on for a fresh and unique experience.

    With the increased accessibility of special effects and the popularity of the genre, audiences now are inundated with these films. The sad thing is where there once was quality and excitement, we now get a series of copycat themes and unoriginal stories.

  • From the stoop of middle age, I see kids dancing in the street. And they look ridiculous.

    Last weekend, I attended the wedding of my husband’s old friend. At the reception, I’d been bobbing my head and watching the dance floor, for a while. I was ready to dance but, wow, the people tearing up the dance floor were intimidating. The six people I knew at this wedding weren’t budging and it took a few songs to work up the nerve to join the dancing.

  • In the last of the Facebook finds, I offer a couple desserts made with candy bars.

    The first is a Snickers Cake and it lives up to its famous candy bar name.

    There are several steps to this recipe so allow plenty of time to bake the cake at the base of the dessert, layer other ingredients and chill before serving.

  • Members of Louisville, Kentucky Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 120 United Daughters of the Confederacy answered questions on Confederate family heritage April 13 at Pritchard Community Center during the Ancestral Trails Historical Society’s annual book and genealogy fair as part of its April Confederate History Month observance.