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Arts

  • 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.

  • That face on your TV may be someone familiar

    “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.

  • 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.

  • Woman with Shelby ties earns Oscar nomination

    Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way from the little girl who was raised in Louisville and enjoyed summers at a camp facility her family owns in Shelby County.

    At the tender age of 20, Lawrence was nominated Tuesday for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Winter’s Bone, which also was named a finalist for Best Picture.

    Lawrence’s competition? Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening and Michelle Williams.

  • ‘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.

  • A storyteller tells all

    Shelbyville resident and author Byron Crawford says he considers himself a good listener.

    He says he learned the art of listening while at his mother’s knee, in the tobacco barns, at the feedlots and fishing ponds of Lincoln County. He says he loved to listen to his parents’ friends tell stories.

    “I had great upbringing, and storytelling was a part of it,” Crawford says. “Some of the best storytellers I have ever met were the men and women I grew up listening to.

  • In a nutshell, you can see Shelby kids in 'Nutcracker'

    Jerry Seinfeld plays a one-night show at the Louisville Palace Theater this spring. Rosemary Clooney has graced the stage at this historic theater, as has B.B. King.

    This week, four Shelby County elementary school students will join the ranks of the famous when they perform in The Nutcracker in a Nutshell on that same stage.