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Arts

  • Arts Briefs: May 27, 2011

    Shelby’s Chenault plays

    acts ‘Macbeth’ production

    Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new production of Macbeththat will open Friday at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort.

  • Cincinnati artist fines her muse in small town

    In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati reluctantly stepped out of her big-city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acresa wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

     

  • Arts Briefs: May 13, 2011

    Grove Hill tour

    set for tonight

    Friends of Grove Hill will kickoff a season of spring and summer events tonight with a special new tour of the cemetery.

    The tour, which will begin at 6:30 at the chapel, will be called the South Walk Tour, and it will cover areas in the cemetery not included in the tour last fall.

    Grove Hill Friend Mike Harrod again will be the guide.

    Refreshments furnished by Bell House and other materials will be available for a $15 donation.

  • Downtown Shelbyville concert season is under way

    Shelbyville’s downtown weekend concert series gets under way again tonight when Shades of Grass will be entertaining starting at 6 o’clock.

    The two-night concerts – The Cracker Boys play Saturday at 7 – continue monthly through Sept. 17 and incorporate the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee along the way.

  • Fitness, 4-legged fun, a yard sale

    There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Matthews’ company, Biagi team for new book

    William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.

  • New York-bound play to stop in Shelby

    A play based on one of the country’s great tragedies and bound for the famed stages of New York City will make a weekend stop in Shelbyville later this month.

    Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle,scheduled to open at the Manhattan Theatre Source in March, will have a 7-show run at the Shelby County Community Theatre, starting Feb. 24.

  • Arts Briefs: Feb. 4, 2011

    ‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
    The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  

  • From trucks to romance: New book makes a move

    He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.
    But that makes some sense when you realize that Frankel, a resident of Shelbyville, is the romantic sort: After meeting his now-wife in an online dating site, their first date resulted in a proposal of marriage.
    That turned out OK. He is celebrating his fifth year of marriage with Jackie Peterson, formerly of Eminence.

  • ‘Coach Mo’ tips off “Biggest Loser’

    Though many people made New Year's resolutions, most will fizzle by the end of the month.

    But Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church is offering a way to make sure that resolution lasts at least through February.

    On Saturday at 8 a.m. the church will kickoff a 12-week “Biggest Loser” program with an inspirational speech from Coach Mo, Louisville-native Mozziz Dewalt who in 2009 lost 130 pounds on the NBC TV show Biggest Loser.