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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One’: Close to the end — but not yet!

    All Harry Potter fans know the final book in the series has been divided into two movies. Don’t look for a finale until next July when the saga of our muggles comes to an end. However, Part One has a stopping point and we can only look forward, but with sadness for readers who know what happens.

  • ‘Plaid Tidings’ Holiday music on STP

    You know how STP is supposed to pep up your car. Think of the four men who are jazzing up your holiday at Derby Dinner Playhouse as addicted to STP. The songs roll by as fast as the sweat pops off their brows zipping off one holiday song after another. Yes, there are some of the oldies as sung by the boy quartets of the ’50’s and ’60’s included. You may never again laugh harder than at some of the antics and set-up gags as this foursome creates.

  • ‘Unstoppable’: Runaway train meets Denzel Washington

    There have been earlier runaway train films, including 1985’s “Runaway Train” with Jon Voight in an Oscar-nominated role. “Unstoppable” benefits from the CGI effects which make the visually impossible, possible. But director Tony Scott has not pushed the limits, letting us revel in being there, and seeing that. Anyone not entertained by “Unstoppable” doesn’t like action — or trains.

  • Library offering National American Indian Heritage Month lectures, demonstrations

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, the Nelson County Public Library is offering the public a glimpse into Native American culture through two free lecture/demonstration events. Linn Lorenzen will demonstrate Native American beadwork 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and explore Native American beadwork 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

  • 'For Colored Girls': Who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf

    There are lots of girls, meaning grown black women, to keep track of in Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake’s 1970’s play. Keep in mind in its original form, each woman represents a different color of the rainbow. The movie is filled with passion, and purpose. The poetry of the original is not left out, as each one gets her moment to express her thoughts, ambitions and doubts in an extended monolog. It is at these moments that the film loses some of its vitality and becomes rather stagey.

  • Event winners in the 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival

    The 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival featured the following events: Best Window Distillery Display, Best Distillery Booth on the Lawn, Mixed Drink Challenge – Restaurant and Distillery Divisions, KBF Golf Tournament, Bourbon Shots, World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay – Men’s Team and Individual, Women’s Team and Individual Divisions, Horseshoe Pitch, Spirit 5K Run / Walk, and the KBF Poker Run.

     

    The following are the winners listed for each event.

  • Movie Memos

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • Movie Memos

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' The freaks stick together again

    When there’s trouble, the freaks have to stick together was the moral of the first Hellboy movie. Many movie fans will be pleased with the first sequel to the first “Hellboy” film because the freaks are at it again. There’s not much story to get in the way of endless explosions, vast destruction, and general mayhem. There is the requisite humor from our red hero and his flaming girlfriend. In general, the movie has been constructed to please comic book fans. That’s not a bad thing. What else can it be?

  • 'HANCOCK' - Not the most lovable superhero around

    The summer of 2008 continues its parade of comic book movies. We’ve had Iron Man; Batman is coming soon. For now, we have to be content with Klutz Man. This is a superhero who has not mastered all his powers, and Hancock is not campaigning to be the best-loved man on the planet. He doesn’t know where his powers came from, and seems to resent having to be a role model. Maybe that’s why he drinks too much. Oh yes, he saves people and prevents accidents, but destroys much property in the process. The tide has begun to turn, and the population wants him to go away.