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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘The Private’ to bring unique story of war and patriotism to the screen

    Following the success of his film “The Old Winter,” John A. Coulter and his crew are in full production with Civil War drama, “The Private.”

    “In my experience, the first day, the first weekend, you officially start filming, there’s not that much exciting about it,” Coulter said.

    “Something about this weekend was different.”

  • PHOTOS: Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair

    The streets were packed as guests flooded in from all over for the 2015 Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair in Bardstown.

    With products ranging from barrel head decor to fiber arts, the event catered to a variety of interests.

    The event also allowed vendors to showcase their talents, with some creating products on site and others providing performances throughout the day.

    Check out these shots from this year's event:

  • Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience

    Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience

     

    The 2015 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will conclude Friday with Midnight Special: The Classic Rock Experience.

    The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater in My Old Kentucky Home State Park and will feature the music of Styx, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Pink Floyd, Queen, Deep Purple and more.

  • Additional showings of ‘The Old Winter’ scheduled

    After a successful debut in local theaters, “The Old Winter” will return to Bardstown and Mount Washington in September with additional showings.

    The film, shot in Nelson County, is written and directed by John A. Coulter of Bloomfield and features local actors as well as farmers.

    The film takes audiences into the lives of tenant farmers as well as Asa Bodine, a man who returns to his inherited farmland after 40 years, having left during the Great Depression.

  • 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.