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Arts

  • Van Stockum publishes new book on world wars

    Sentinel-News Columnist Gen. Ron Van Stockum has another new book hitting the stands, and he has been invited to sell it at the Kentucky Book Fair, which is Nov. 10 in Frankfort.

    Remembrances of World Warsconsists of the 41 columns he has written about the World Wars of the 20th Century for the Sentinel-News during the past five years.

  • Arts bulletin board: Oct. 12, 2012

    Adult drama ‘Proof’ opens upstairs at theater

    Shelby County Community Theatre announces its production of Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Jack Wann, which opens tonight in the Upstairs at 801 Series.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Proofcontains strong language.

     

  • Arts bulletin board: Oct. 5, 2012

    Bookfest offers used books at sales event next week

    The Sentinel-Newsis partnering with the Friends of the Library as sponsor of the annual used book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County. Bookfest will be Wednesday through Oct. 13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville and will feature books, CDs, DVDs and other related materials donated to be sold to benefit the Shelby County Public Library and the newspaper’s Newspapers in Education program.

  • Arts center pitch includes new script

    More than 50 people filled the West Middle School library Tuesday to begin the conversation of possibly adding an arts center to the long-discussed City Center project for the 800 block of Washington and Main streets in Shelbyville.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 21, 2012

    Christmas show auditions this week
    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. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday 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. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

  • My Morning Jacket has Shelby County roots

    Johnny Quaid said he never set out to be anything but honest with his music and his work.

    On his grandparent’s farm near Shelbyville, where corn and soybeans grew, so did Johnny and his cousin Jim’s band, My Morning Jacket. Comprised of members from Pleasureville, Buckner, and Shelbyville, the band’s music reached international acclaim with its first albums recorded mostly on the family farm.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 14, 2012

    Final Downtown Shelbyville Street Party – plus car cruise

    The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series concludes its summer series with events tonight and Saturday night.

    Shelbyville native Lewis Mathis will perform at 6 p.m. today in the public parking lot between 6th and 7th streets, and New Breed is the featured act at 7-10 p.m. Saturday in Founders Square on 5th Street.

    There also is a SMART Car Cruise for vintage vehicles along Main St. at 6-10 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 7, 2012

    ‘Honk Jr.’ tickets on sale today

    Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre's Youth Series production of Honk! Jr., music by George Stiles. The play is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling and is directed by James Ray Morgan.

    Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

     

  • Bookfest returns to benefit literacy

    The Sentinel-News will partner with the Friends of the Library as sponsor of the annual used book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County.

    Bookfest will be Oct. 10-13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville and will feature books, CDs, DVDs and other related materials donated to be sold to benefit the Shelby County Public Library and the newspaper’s Newspapers in Education program.

  • Failed retirement creates book for Shelby County native

    There you are: 55 or 65 or whatever and about to retire. You’ve worked your whole life. day in, day out. You’re standing on the threshold of a new life. One that you author. One that you’ve awaited.

    Your day has arrived. Now what?

    Simpsonville native Mike Shouse found stepping into retirement was not as easy as he had hoped. “I wasn’t very good at it,” he said. “In fact, I failed the first time. I just wasn’t ready for the emotional changes.”