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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Seussical’ seeks extras

    jcalvert@kystandard.com

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association is looking for local children between the ages of 5 and 15 years-old to appear in its 2012 summer musical, “Seussical the Musical.”

    “We’re looking for energy, personality — a kid who can bring life to the stage,” said Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

  • New book looks at Bardstown then and now

    jcalvert@kystandard.com

    Dixie Hibbs and Betty Kelley Hart are the co-authors of a historical book that depicts views and narratives of Bardstown from yesterday and today.

    The book, Downtown Bardstown Then and Now, looks at the commercial use of buildings in downtown Bardstown through narratives and photos at various points in time.

    The book was the idea of Betty Kelley Hart after brainstorming during breakfast with Dixie Hibbs, a local historian.

  • ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

    The series of movies about this famous detective starring Robert Downey, Jr. has taken on a more contemporary spin albeit with antique vehicles, scenery, and a decidedly modern spin on destruction. Think of Holmes as a Victorian James Bond with a reluctant but talented Dr. Watson (Jude Law). Even our view of the turn of the 20th century is skewed by the notion that modern moviegoers won’t be amazed by period guns and such. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room ... until now.

  • Film Movement Series at the Nelson County Public Library

    The feature film showing at the Nelson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, will be the independent film from Columbia, “The Colors of the Mountain,” directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez. This film was an official selection of the Miami International Film Festival and the winner of the New Directors Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

  • Local guitarist releases his latest Christmas CD

    Nelson county native and guitarist Pat Kirtley has released a new CD for Christmas — “December Smiles.”

    The collection features traditional and popular Christmas tunes arranged for solo guitar. It is Kirtley’s seventh album on the Mainstring Music label. His music has also been featured on guitar albums released by Narada and Rounder Records. This is his first Christmas album.

  • Stephen Foster Music Club to observe American Music Month with concert

    The Stephen Foster Music Club, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs, will observe American Music Month with a concert 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Bardstown United Methodist Church.  The program titled, “An Eclectic Collection of MishMash Americana,” will be presented by Carmel Bowman, Larry Green, and featured singer, Andrew Cusick.

  • Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part 1

  • 'Seussical the Musical' new show for 2012

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association wanted to find something that appealed to children and adults when picking the second musical for the 2012 season, according to Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association. Another goal was to find a show that appealed to season ticket holders and tourists.

    “Sometimes it is hard to find a play that fills that demographic, but we have found one,” Warren said.

  • Movie Review: ‘The Three Musketeers’ — My first ‘3D’ Musketeers

    This version of “The Three Musketeers” is an entertaining blast from the past. It coolly takes on historical fiction with tongue in cheek and blows convention to the winds. There is broad humor, and the makers are not shy about throwing in outrageous plot devices. When did you learn that there were floating airships, Gatling guns, and flamethrowers in the 17th century? You’ll be blown away by the sheer audacity of the scheming Cardinal and by the cunning attacks by D’Artagnan and the Musketeers.     

  • ‘The Ides of March’