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Arts

  • Renovation gives new life to Shelby County Community Theatre

    After about 20 years with the same look in its lobby and public spaces, the Shelby County Community Theatre has undergone a donation-supported, 3-month renovation that theater leaders say they hope has created an experience to remember.

    Jamie Swindler, regional account manager for the Kentucky Housing Corporation and a member of the theater’s board, said the decorations in the theater hadn’t been renovated for a long time and became outdated.

  • Shelby County native continues novel ideas

    When Shelby County native Drew Howell released his first book, Expendable Assets, he said more books would follow.

    He hasn’t let readers down on that promise, recently releasing Irish Pennant and promising even more books will be published.

  • Arts Briefs: June 8, 2012

    Shelby actor performs
    in Frankfort show

    Clint Gill of Shelbyville has a role in Director Kathi E.B. Ellis’s production of The Tempest, which is today and Saturday and June 14-16 Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for the shows, which start at 7 p.m.
    Ellis has directed numerous shows at Shelby County Community Theatre, and Gill has performed there many times as well.

  • Arts Briefs: May 25, 2012

    Military members admitted free
    for Abbey Road on the River

    Members of the U.S. military and their families can get free tickets to this weekend’s Abbey Road on the River, which bills itself as the largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world.
    The event is ongoing through Monday at Belvedere Park and Galt House Hotel in Louisville. To redeem the free tickets, just show a valid military I.D. at the box office upon arrival. Family members with a dependant I.D. can also get tickets (limit 4), which are valid for all days.

  • Arts Briefs: May 25, 2012

    Military members admitted free
    for Abbey Road on the River

    Members of the U.S. military and their families can get free tickets to this weekend’s Abbey Road on the River, which bills itself as the largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world.
    The event is ongoing through Monday at Belvedere Park and Galt House Hotel in Louisville. To redeem the free tickets, just show a valid military I.D. at the box office upon arrival. Family members with a dependant I.D. can also get tickets (limit 4), which are valid for all days.

  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Street party kicks off summer activities

    Is there anything better than listening to good music with a slight breeze ruffling your hair and a plate of food in your lap to get you in the mood for summer?

    Sound like a plan?

    It could be if you attend the kickoff this weekend of the 2012 Street Party Concert Series in downtown Shelbyville. And to add to the image, organizers say food prices will be very reasonable, and the concerts are absolutely free.

  • Arts Briefs: March 30, 2012

    Boone’s Kentucky story
    in library program Thursday

    Scott New will potray Daniel Boone during a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Coming Into Kentucky, sponsored by the Painted Stone Settelrs, Inc., is free to the public.

  • New book covers 2011 in Shelby County

    The work product of photographer Greg Biagi’s year of roaming the events and capturing the people of Shelby County is about to become public.

    Shelby County, Kentucky 2011 – A Living History, a new book from veteran Shelby County publisher William E. Matthews, is headed to the press and should be available shortly after Memorial Day.

    Matthews said in a press release announcing the book’s completion, that this  9 x12, full-color, coffee-table book contains approximately 750 photographs by Biagi.

  • Familiar names headline music show at Shelbyville Country Club

    Some old stars and familiar names will be part of a unique musical event Sunday night.

    The 15th Shelbyville Listen Room will be held at the clubhouse at the Shelbyville Country Club, starting at 7 p.m.

    “This is No. 15,” veteran Shelbyville  musician Lewis Mathis said in an E-mail. “Used to do them at the community theater. Did the last one at the country club,  and this one will be there on Sunday night.

    “In the past I have included art and poetry, even some story telling.”