• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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