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Arts and Entertainment

  • Local film received well by community

    As the credits rolled at the end of the film, the audience remained seated. It was the second time that weekend that John A. Coulter had watched guests remain through the credits of his film, “The Old Winter,” which had its cinema debut at Keystone Saturday and Sunday.

    “Never once, in my own personal experience, has an entire audience sat through the entire end credits of a film... not only once, but twice in a row,” Coulter wrote on social media following the showing.

  • Highwaymen join Live at the Park Concert Series Friday

    The Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series continues Friday with The Highwaymen Live, a tribute to Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

    The Highwaymen Live pay tribute to one of the greatest country music
    “super groups” of all time, playing upbeat, honky-tonk hits like “Ring of Fire”, “Dukes of Hazard”, and “On the Road Again.”

  • Foster’s 57th season closes on a positive note

    Coming out of its 57th season, “The Stephen Foster Story” had a good run this summer, despite the rain.

    “We had a combined seven nights that rain affected the performance,” Artistic Director Johnny Warren said. Five of those nights, the show was moved to an area high school and twice, the drama ended early because of weather.

  • Second showing of 'The Old Winter' added to theater

     With the first local showing of “The Old Winter” quickly selling out, Keystone Cinemas is offering a second showing of the film on Aug. 23.

    “The Old Winter” tells the story of tells the story of Asa Bodine who returns to his inherited farmland to rebuild his life 40 years after leaving it during the Great Depression.

    The film is written and directed by John A. Coulter, of Bloomfield, who also wears the hat of cinematographer among others for the film.

  • The Monarchs return for third summer performance

    A Louisville music group will be gracing the stage at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre for the third consecutive summer, establishing a new tradition for the Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series.

    The Monarchs, an “old time” rock ’n’ roll group, will be visiting Bardstown Aug. 3. Performing since 1961, the group is well known in Louisville and surrounding areas as entertainers but also nationally, with “Look Homeward Angel” reaching No. 47 on the Billboard 100 in 1964. 

  • Juggernaut Jug Band makes first local appearance

    The Juggernaut Jug Band will be the featured performer Friday at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 14th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Stephen Foster to offer Kentucky Night Sunday for state residents

    On Sunday, Kentucky residents will have the chance to see “The Stephen Foster Story” at a discounted price.

    The event is offered by The Stephen Foster Drama Association and discount admission for Kentucky residents is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

    The performance begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the box office by calling 1-800-626-1563. More information on shows and other events for the 2015 season can be found online at www.stephenfoster.com.

  • New Haven Appreciation Day a success

    On Saturday, May 30, the City of New Haven hosted their first New Haven Appreciation Day, celebrating the community and promoting business, citizenship and local involvement.

    "It was a great chance for the community to get together and enjoy some great music, food and good company," said City Commissioner Jane Masse. 

  • Friday performance offered free to those with special needs

    For four years, The Stephen Foster Drama Association has been able to offer a special performance of the drama free to audience members with special needs. This year's performance will be Friday. 

    Billy Bass, media and development coordinator, said the guests are invited to enjoy the performance in a safe and accommodating environment, something that is important to those in the industry.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert announces 2015 lineup

    The Bourbon City Street Concert has an exciting lineup planned this year, according to a press release from Samantha Brady, director of Downtown Development.

    The free concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the first block of North Third Street.

    Four musical acts will perform with Jericho Woods — a five-piece band that plays a mix of outlaw country, bluegrass and roots rock — headlining.