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Arts

  • Arts bulletin board: April 11, 2014

    One book – one community

    A community-wide read of Ahab’s Wife, written by Sena Jeter Naslund, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. A kickoff for the book give-a-way will be Monday. One book per person, no reserves. Registration is requested for seating purposes and notification of any program changes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.

     

  • Arts bulletin board: April 4, 2014

    Theatre announces schedule for The Foreigner

    The Shelby County Community Theatre will perform Larry Shue’s The Foreigner April 17-19 and 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The Foreigner is directed by Dr. Jack Wann, and sponsored by Martinrea Heavy Stampings, Inc. and Village Plaza Shopping Center. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242 after April 3. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

     

  • Arts bulletin board: March 28, 2014

    Theatre announces schedule for The Foreigner

    The Shelby County Community Theatre will perform Larry Shue’s The Foreigner April 17-19 and 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The Foreigner is directed by Dr. Jack Wann, and sponsored by Martinrea Heavy Stampings, Inc. and Village Plaza Shopping Center. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242 after April 3. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

     

  • Arts bulletin board: March 7, 2014

    ‘Hepburn Girls’ to be show on Sunday

    The Hepburn Girls, an independent film shot in and around Shelby County – locations include Tracy's Home Furniture, Science Hill Dining Room, Sixth and Main Coffeehouse and Grove Hill Cemetery – and including Shelby County actors will have a 1-time, encore screening on Sunday.

    You can see the film, written and produced by Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager – at 3 p.m. at the Village 8 theaters on Dutchman's Lane in Louisville.

  • Shelby twins in new feature film

    Shelby County twins and students Gavin and Keegan Martion, active on the local acting and music scene, in August completed work on a  feature movie, In Gramps’ Shoes, which was filmed in Crossville, Tenn., and opens there on Saturday night.

  • Shelby County woman playing the new Queen of rock

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is about to embark on her latest venture, co-starring in the national tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, which opens later this month.  

    Lewis will play Scaramouche alongside Brian Justin Crum, who was cast in the lead role of Galileo.

  • Former Shelby resident pens book about local legend

    Lisa Tindle Simpson, who grew up in Shelby County but now lives in Northern Kentucky, has published her first book, Crybaby Bridge, based on a Shelby County legend.

    At 5 p.m. Saturday she will be at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse to sign copies.

    Simpson's "urban legend" comes to life in novel form about a woman who was born in 1960 and kills herself and her newborn in 1978 by throwing the baby over the bridge and then jumping in, the water, too.

  • Li'l Abner from Broadway, movie now makes Shelby home

    From 1956-1959, Peter Palmer practically lived in the fictional town of Dogpatch as the star of both the Broadway and Hollywood productions of Li’l Abner, based on the popular comic strip that ran from 1934-1977.

    Now, more than 50 years later at the age of 81, Palmer lives in Shelbyville and can most often be found at a different kind of dog patch – the Red Orchard Dog Park.

    “I’m not retired,” Palmer says with a laugh. “The calls just don’t come anymore.”

  • Simpsonville’s former ‘Warrior’ publishes book

    When Walter Herd s retired from the military and returned to Kentucky from Afghanistan in 2007, he noticed a trend that concerned him – few people at home, even his friends, seemed to understand what the military was all about.

    “They learn about soldiers from Hollywood movies,” said Herd, who lives in Simpsonville.

  • Matthews releases historic postcard book

    A veteran publisher from Shelby County this fall will return to book shelves with a unique look at the history of Shelby County and its northern and southern neighbors.

    William E. Matthews and Historic Kentucky Inc. is releasing Historic Postcard Art – Shelby, Henry, Spencer counties – 1900-2013, which contains more than 200 postcards issued as long ago as the early 20th century. The cards tell much about the rich history of the three counties.