Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘The Devil Inside’ — What happened to Maria Ros

    After seeing this latest faux documentary about getting devils out of human minds, I asked myself, “Aren’t men ever invaded by unholy spirits? Nevertheless, here we are with a grown daughter who is trying to find out what happened to cause her mother to be transported from the U.S. to a sanatorium in Italy after she has confessed to killing three church personnel.

  • Three holiday releases

    “The Darkest Hour”:

    Surviving another attack from outer space


    “The Darkest Hour” is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack by invisible ETs who turn humans into ashes. This would-be thriller highlights the destruction of Moscow’s historic beauty amidst state-of-the-arts special effects and 3D. Basically an unknown cast struggling with a loose script. Definitely a cheap thrill for diehard sci-fi fans.

  • Civil War era movie filmed in local, surrounding areas

    Lincoln Homestead State Park and a Springfield  horse farm will be the backdrop in some scenes of an upcoming Civil War-era film.

    Production crews garnered attention at the park recently as traffic was briefly stopped at times while filming took place.

    The movie — a title wasn’t disclosed — was also at Stephen Foster in Bardstown and Copper Canyon near Hopkinsville.

    Writer, director and producer Fred Ray said the film is “a small drama with some gunfire.”

  • ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

    This English version of the best-selling Swedish novel is a buy-one get-one free mystery. Not only is a decades old mystery solved, but when our hero is trapped in a libel case, that too is straightened out. Please excuse if I sometimes abbreviate the complicated Swedish names. We’ll both keep our sanity.


  • ‘Seussical’ seeks extras


    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


    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.