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Arts

  • 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

  • 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.

  • You can find your scare at Governor’s Square

    Where you can find monsters, witches, and an insane asylum, other than the workplace, that is?

    Those who want a real fright night this Halloween still can visit the Haunted House at Governor’s Square, operated by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    The haunted house will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature a maze, a zombie room, an insane asylum and other assorted frightful scenes, said John Hance, manager of the facility.

  • Arts Briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Civil War ghost stories

    Thursday at library

    Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories.

    They will share their scary tales at 6-7 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street.

    First-person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room.

  • Robert Hicks: author, speaker, storyteller

    Robert Hicks is a book-loving, history-revering storyteller. He crafts his stories in ways that keep history alive, because, he says “that’s what storytellers do.”

    Civil War history is Hicks’ forte, and his love and respect for the people who fought and died, as well as those who struggled and survived, come to life in his lectures and his writing.

    And he’ll bring that revered style to the Shelby County Library on Thursday for two events.

  • Powerful drama opens tonight upstairs at SCCT

    ‘Night Mother,a powerful play that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, will be performed this weekend in the Upstairs at 801 series produced at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    Cheryl Van Stockum and Erin Block star in this dramatic story of the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.

    ‘Night Mother waswritten by Marsha Norman and is being directed locally by Rick Reinle.

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 9, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT

    Mulan Jr. opens Friday night at Shelby County Community Theatre, and a seventh performance has been added.
    Tickets went on sale last week for this Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, which features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Because of demand a show was added for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    Shows now will be Sept. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.

  • Re-enactment, festivals, pets highlight weekend

    If you’re looking for something to do, Shelby County has a full lineup of activities in what is the busiest weekend of the fall.

    From historical re-enactments and lectures to parades and festivals to celebrating pets and commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11, there are three days of activities all over the county.

    The annual commemoration of the Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat, presented by the Painted Stone Settlers already began for students today and continues through Sunday at Red Orchard Park.