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Arts and Entertainment

  • Batman on the prowl again — reluctantly

    Two-Face (Harvey Dent) was to be the villain in this film, but instead, a new more dangerous, disturbed man-creature from hell will cause Batman to bring sanity, law and order back to Gotham City.

  • Tickets available to 2012 Kentucky Bourbon Festival events

    These tickets are available:

    •All Star Sampler, (a KDA members Bourbon tasting event) Sept. 12, $40 each

    •Any Way She Likes It, review the different aromas and flavor bourbons to pair with food, Sept. 14, $35 each.

    •Boots and Bourbon, (come to the Wild Turkey “Sit and Sip” saloon for games, dancing, great food and more) Sept. 13, $45 each.

    •Bourbon Cocktail Mixology, Sample an array of Bourbon-based cocktails created by the Bad Girl of Bourbon Joy Perrine.  Sept. 13, 14, and 15, $50 each.

  • ABBA tribute band continues summer concert series Monday

    TAYLOR PETTIT

    Special To The Standard

    Sing an ABBA song and most people can sing right along with you to such classic hits as “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.”

    Monday night, singing along with the only ABBA tribute band sanctioned by the original ABBA members becomes a possibility in Bardstown.

    Arrival from Sweden will be performing its show, “The Music of ABBA,” as part of Stephen Foster Drama Association, which hosts the Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series.

  • Local artist to participate in Frankfort arts festival

    Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown will participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall, set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2, in downtown Frankfort.

    More than 50 of the region’s finest artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in the lush gardens of Liberty Hall  Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. Admission is $3 daily.

    After studying art, Gaddie returned to his family farm in 2004 and started producing pottery in a small soda kiln in a garage studio.

  • Prehistoric animals fight to survive in 3D

  • ‘Stephen Foster’ still lovely after all these years

  • ‘Seussical’ not as strong as past productions

    This is third production of this musical that I have seen, based upon the writings of the late Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, with music and lyrics by Steven Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. This is the second production to be opened this summer by the cast and crews of “The Stephen Foster Story” in My Old Kentucky State Park.

  • Movie review: 'The Amazing Spiderman'

    When we first meet Peter Parker, he is a nebbish, bullied by the jocks and ignored by the girls. But that’s exactly how we should perceive him. Newcomer Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) lets us see the true teenager before that fateful spider bite. That leaves plenty of time for him to soar over the city and into that enigmatic super-hero.

  • Bourbon Fest tickets are now available

    Tickets for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival are now available. The 21st annual festival is set for Sept. 11-16.

    Tickets are available for the following events:

    •All Star Sampler, (a KDA members Bourbon tasting event) Sept. 12, $40 each

    •Any Way She Likes It, review the different aromas and flavor bourbons to pair with food, Sept. 14, $35 each.

    •Boots and Bourbon, (come to the Wild Turkey “Sit and Sip” saloon for games, dancing, great food and more) Sept. 13, $45 each.

  • Live at the Park Concert Series: Spinners

    After more than half a century, it’s safe to say the Spinners know soul.

    The band rolls into town Monday, bringing along its Motown sound and such hit tunes as “Working My Way Back to You” and “The Rubberband Man.”

    “They put on an excellent show with singing and dancing — all their classic hits,” said Johnny Warren, managing artistic director of the Stephen Foster Drama Association, which hosts the Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series.