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Arts

  • 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.

  • Shelby native Woods drums up performance with Caribou

    The band Caribou of Louisville will be playing at a pool party Saturday night at the Shelbyville Country Club. Paul Woods, a native of Shelby County,is drummer and vocalist in the band. Woods, 53, was educated at Shelbyville and Shelby County high schools and attended the University of Louisville and Murray State. He took a few moments for questions from The Sentinel-News about his career, Caribou and the event.

     

    The Sentinel-News: How did you become a part of Caribou?

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT
    Tickets go on sale today for Mulan Jr. at the Shelby County Community Theater.
    This Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Performances are Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    For tickets or more information, you can contact SCCT at 633-0222.

  • Arts Briefs: Aug .26, 2011

    Movie day for seniors

    opens today at library

    A new Movies for Seniors program opens this after noon at Shelby County Public Library.

    True Gritwill be shown free at 1-3 p.m.

    Additional movies will be shown at the same time on Sept. 9 and 23 Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4.

    Titles will be announced later. Free popcorn is available.

    Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.

     

    Gathering of Authors

  • Shelby man is an accidental author

    Ever hear of a time-traveling farmer?
    That’s the plot of Shelby County resident William Greer’s first book, which was published two weeks ago.

    Greer also has another book coming out soon, a nonfiction work, based on his true-life experiences in Vietnam.

    What’s more, he has a third book that was recently accepted by his publisher.

    Believe it or not, there is something even more amazing than a novice writer having three books accepted and published all in the same year.

    What in the world could that be, you ask?