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4 Shelby students in state arts program
Four students from Shelby County were among the 200 who this summer attended The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University.
During their 3-week stay, 225 student artists from 43 counties were immersed in a schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art and vocal music.
The program culminated on July 7 with an all-day festival that celebrated the achievements of these young artists, and 21 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of the program.
Participating from Shelby County were Magdalena Collum of Highland Latin School (instrumental music), Maggie Garratt of Collins High School (architecture), Casey Hill of Shelby County High School (visual art) and Haley White of Shelby County High School (vocal music).
Hard Rock City in concert
Hard Rock City, a 1980s-era rock band featuring Shelbyville resident Brad Holland, will playing at the Downtown Shelbyville Street Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Hard Rock City performs hits from Bon Jovi, Journey, U2, Van Halen, Poison, Billy Squier, Boston, Pink Floyd and many others. You can learn more about the band at www.hardrockcitymusic.com.
Fourth Watch will play on Friday night at the city parking lot on Main Street with a variety of contemporary worship, rock, and country tunes.
Music lineup for Simpsonville Fall Festival
The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival, expanding to two days this year, on Sept. 7-8, has set an expanded musical lineup featuring various types of performers with ties to Simpsonville and Shelby County.
Friends Indeed band, featuring Matt Simons, will open the weekend with a concert in the city’s park at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
On Saturday, the acts begin at 7 a.m. and run through 7 p.m. The lineup:
Glory Crown: 7 a.m.-10 a.m. (gospel); Phil Kelley: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. (‘50s through ‘80s music); Maddie Won't Smoke: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (classic, alternative rock and reggae); Katie's Habit: 2pm-4 p.m. (‘80s to today; interactive show); and Silver Wings: 5pm-7 p.m. (country and Southern rock).
‘Honk! Jr.’ theater
Performances for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Honk! Jr., written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and directed by James Ray Morgan, are Sept. 21-23 and 28-30. For season tickets and more information, call 502-633-0222.
Christmas show auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the theater.
Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8-13 and men and women ages 35-60. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
See full listings of all events at www.SentinelNews.com/datebook.