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Arts and Entertainment

  • Exhibit opening at Bardstown Art Gallery

    The Bardstown Art Gallery will open an exhibition, “The Barn Revisited/Vanishing Americana,” watercolors by Jim Cantrell on  Saturday from 4-7 p.m. The gallery is located at at 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave.

  • ‘Argo’: Americans rescued during 1979 Iranian overthrow

     Problem: After the Shah is overthrown in Iran and dozens of American staff members are taken hostage, how can the U.S. rescue six other Americans who have hidden in the Canadian Embassy? Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue these Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

  • Inevitably it ends with a hail of bullets

    For LAPD officers Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena), their careers have been achievements, one after another. They were devoted to each other off duty and watched each other’s back on duty. They incurred the jealousy of other officers because their aggressiveness led to arrest after arrest. But then they went too far and called attention to themselves from other more secretive government agencies.

  • Movie Review: 'Hit and Run'

    Film rating: 6

    I really wanted to like this film because I’m a big fan of Kristin Bell (TV’s “Veronica Mars”), but several things bothered me.

    First and foremost these characters talk very intelligently on important topics.

    Then they turn around and do stupid and silly things. This film seems to focus on racism and sexism, and then we are expected to like the central hero who is blatantly homophobic.

  • ‘The Bourne Legacy’: Jason Bourne wasn’t the only assassin U.S. agencies trained

    So, Jason Bourne is no more, and there are no more Robert Ludlum mysteries? But there are more of those experimental human weapons around. And Aaron Cross continues as another dead soldier with chemically induced powers. But you already know that from watching the previous “Bourne” films.

    Unlike Bourne (Matt Damon), Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner, “The Avengers,” “The Hurt Locker”) knows who he is and what he is supposed to do.

  • New system cancels auto registration when insurance dropped

    Under a new federal law, auto insurance companies are required to maintain electronic records of who is insured.

    If a person drops his insurance, he will receive a letter of notification stating he has 30 days to provide verification to the state that he has liability insurance on his vehicle.

    Failure to do so will result in a cancellation of motor vehicle registration.

  • 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.