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Arts and Entertainment

  • PHOTOS: 'Speakeasy Bourbon Style'

    Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery and Heaven Hill presented "Speakeasy Bourbon Style," an original play by Toni Wiley Wednesday and Thursday at the art gallery on Court Square.  Wiley was announced last year as the gallery's playwright in residence.

  • Cantrell’s art on display in Owensboro

    “The Way of the Land: The Farm Story” exhibition, which opened July 29 at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art includes five paintings by artist Jim Cantrell of Bardstown.

    Antique farm implements and artifacts along with paintings by other invited regional artists are on display documenting and celebrating the region’s agrarian heritage. It is open through Oct. 22.

  • Talent takes the stage Thursday during Nelson County Fair events

    The grandstands changed from soloists singing Disney and Martina McBride, to a Central Kentucky band rocking out with a country mix. Thursday evening at the Nelson County Fair was talent focused with both the Coca-Cola Talent Classic and Sticktight’s fair debut.

    Thursday’s free concert was the first time Sticktight, a Southern country rock band, had performed at the Nelson County Fair, though the lead singer has made local appearances at locations such as Mammy’s. The group kicked off the fair show with original music, leading into some crowd favorites.

  • Miss Walls goes to Washington

    Marly Walls of Nelson County was recently an honored guest of Congressman Brett Guthrie at the nation’s Capitol.

    The Nelson County High School senior was one of the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her drawing of her younger sister, “Rowan,” garnered first place in the competition for Kentucky’s 2nd U.S. House District, which is represented by Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican.

    The drawing now hangs in the tunnel in the Capitol building, where it will remain for a year, said her mom, Amy Walls.

  • Award-winning band from London to perform Friday

    The Frontier Band will will perform at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    Frontier is a band from London, Ky., that delights audiences with upbeat melodies and swelling three-part harmonies. The band includes Ethan Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals and songwriter) his brother, Andrew Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals and songwriter) and their cousin, Caleb Caudill (bass guitar and vocals).

  • Bourbon City Street Concert brings local favorites, new acts

    They came by the hundreds, bringing lawn chairs, beach balls, and, for some, earplugs. They rode in on the backs of trucks and lined the streets until the early morning.

  • Barbershop harmonies to fill community park stage

    The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus and the Heartland Filles will both perform at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    First to take the stage will be the Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus, a group of more than 30 from Elizabethtown dedicated to the performance of barbershop music.

    Formed in 2007, the group performs special arrangements of songs more frequently performed by male quartets, but expanded for a full men’s chorus.

  • Signing events set for limited DVD release of ‘The Old Winter’

    For those anxious to get their hands on a copy of “The Old Winter,” a limited DVD release will take place at two upcoming signing events in Bloomfield.

    Filmmaker John A. Coulter announced late last week that he and a few of the film’s cast would be at the Bloomfield library from 1-3 p.m. June 24 and July 1.

  • PHOTO: My Fair Lady being performed this weekend
  • Nelson County school among stops for touring theatre group

    Boasting accents and elaborate costumes, John Yazzo and Nora Moutrane entertained kids at the Nelson County Early Learning Center Tuesday with performances about nutrition and good character. The production was one of three the pair have rehearsed for, and Nelson County was just one of their stops in their first-ever tour.

    “So far we’ve been in North Carolina, and we’re going to Ohio next,” Yazzo said.

    Stops also include Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York and other places along the East Coast.