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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.  

  • 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

  • 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.