Arts and Entertainment

  • 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.

  • Area middle-schoolers take part in Honors Band event

    After a day of auditions at John Hardin High School earlier in the year, two Nelson County students were chosen to participate in the Middle-School All-District Honors Band Feb. 25.

    The event, held at Campbellsville University, brought together dozens of some of the state’s most talented school musicians.

    “There were a lot of schools” represented, said Rhianna Cranmer, an eighth-grader at Boston School.

  • Today is deadline for Beautiful Dreamer Ball reservations

    Community members are invited to support the arts Saturday evening at the annual Beautiful Dreamer Ball, but there are just a few spots left.


    The event includes dinner, dancing, trivia and a silent auction while support the Stephen Foster Drama Association.


    “The theme is ‘Castaway,’ so we will all be stranded on a deserted island with no choice but to have a great time all night,” said SFDA Artistic Director Johnny Warren.


  • Local trivia night raises nearly $3,000 for film project

    A trivia night Friday at the American Legion Post 121 raised nearly $3,000 to support funding for a film about Fire Base Tomahawk and the Charlie Battery unit attacked in Vietnam. Several local men, including Mike Simpson, were involved in the unit.

    Simpson's grandson, Gilly Simpson III, a Louisville high school senior, has been working to raise money to fund a short film. The short could later be used to promote funding for a full-length feature.

  • Bourbon-themed art exhibit at Gallery on the Square

    Over the past week, three representatives from local distilleries have stepped into the Gallery on the Square, not only to admire its latest exhibit, but also to judge it.

    “I just love all the vibrant colors,” said Britt Chavanne of Willett Distillery, as she viewed the exhibit Friday morning.

    Chavanne, who wears many hats for Willet Distillery, had never judged an art show before, but was excited for the opportunity.

    “I was very grateful to be considered for it,” she said.

  • Praise in the Park

    Breaking the Cycle Ministries hosted a Praise in the Park music event Saturday afternoon in Bardstown. The event was held at the pavilion at Jones Avenue Park, near the city's recreation department. Praise in the Park saw performances from artists Mistah Hope, The Greens and local high school student Whisper Hays. Each of the performances focused on a central theme of praising God and stopping hate and violence.

  • The Vinyl Kings will have you rockin’ to the oldies

    The Vinyl Kings will be featured at this week’s edition of the Summer Band Concert Series, cosponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 15th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.