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Arts

  • Arts Briefs: Feb. 10, 2012

    Different version of ‘Odd Couple’
    opens next Friday at theater

    Pat Wetherton and Tracy Bond Bird star in The Odd Couple – Female Version, which opens next Friday at Shelby County Community Theatre.
     The comedy, written by Neil Simon, will be performed Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.
    Bird plays Florence Unger, and Wetherton is Olive Madison.
    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

  • New Shelby artist wants to draw crowd to gallery

    Angie Walters, a new Shelbyville resident, is also a new artist at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main, and she is having a special event to share her work with the public.
    By visiting the gallery at 617 Main St., you can enter a drawing to win an 8 by 10 print of her piece called Royal.
    Originally from Elkhart, Ind., Walters said in announcing the drawing that she has had a lifelong interest in art and design that began when, as a child, she traveled with her mother, who made her living as a folk artist.  

  • Shelby minister publishes book about U.S. and Israel

    Joel League, founding minister at Living Waters Church in Clay Village, has a book he wrote in 2011 about his travels in Israel and that country’s relationship to the U.S. The book, called Deliverance from Another Place, is based on the Biblical principles about how Israel was created and should be viewed. League answered some questions from Sentinel-News reporter Spencer Jenkins

     

    The Sentinel-News: What prompted you to write this book?

  • Arts Brief Case: Jan. 13, 2012

    Shelby children’s choir

    has 1st practice Saturday

    The new Shelby County Community Children's Choir, or simply “SC3,” will test its collective vocal cords for the first time Saturday morning.

    Choir organizer and director James Ray Morgan scheduled the choir’s first rehearsal – for children in grades three through seven – for 10-11:30 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There will be a parents meeting at 11:30 a.m.

  • New Shelby youth choir hoping to hit high note

    One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • Hard rock will invade Shelbyville on New Year's Eve

    New Year’s Eve in Shelbyville will be rung in a little more vibrantly this year for folks at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    Hard Rock City, a heavy metal cover band that features Brad Holland of Shelby County, will be entertaining at a special show at the Lodge at SCC.

    Doors open at 8 p.m., with music from 9 to 11:45 p.m. Finger foods will be available, and the Lodge will be open for dinner.

    Hard Rock City plays music by Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, U2, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, Rush and other renowned bands from the 1980s.

  • Shelby teacher has a new job title: novelist

    Tracy Coffee Gayle says she has always loved to write and listen to stories.

    "When I was little, I wanted to be John Boy Walton because he got to write," she said. "I've always loved to write and listen to my parents’ stories and my grandparents’ stories."

    About 10 years ago Gayle, a fifth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, started working on a short story about a young girl named Vera, and, along with Gayle’s own family, Vera has grown.

  • Arts Briefs: Dec. 9, 2011

    New program helps SCCT

    earns facelift for its lobby

    The Shelby County Community Theatre will get a refurbished lobby with the help of a new crowd-sourcing program to boost arts efforts.

    SCCT is the first project on the new Fund for the Arts program on the crowd-sourcing Web site, www.power2give.org, and attained the goal for its “Facelift for our Lobby” project by raising $5,063 on the first day of the Web site’s launch.

  • ‘Homecoming’ director is no stage rookie

  • Arts Briefs: Nov. 18, 2011

    Met production
    at Frankfort theater

    The Grand Theatre will present a new Metropolitan Opera production of the Philip Glass opera “Satyagraha” in a live, high-definition broadcast at Frankfort’s Grand Theatre at 12:55 p.m. Saturday.
     “Satyagraha,” (Sanskrit for “force of truth”), recounts Mahatma Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa as a leader in non-violent social protest. The visually extravagant opera was originally staged at the Met in 2008. Richard Croft sings the title role.