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Arts

  • Street party kicks off summer activities

    Is there anything better than listening to good music with a slight breeze ruffling your hair and a plate of food in your lap to get you in the mood for summer?

    Sound like a plan?

    It could be if you attend the kickoff this weekend of the 2012 Street Party Concert Series in downtown Shelbyville. And to add to the image, organizers say food prices will be very reasonable, and the concerts are absolutely free.

  • New book covers 2011 in Shelby County

    The work product of photographer Greg Biagi’s year of roaming the events and capturing the people of Shelby County is about to become public.

    Shelby County, Kentucky 2011 – A Living History, a new book from veteran Shelby County publisher William E. Matthews, is headed to the press and should be available shortly after Memorial Day.

    Matthews said in a press release announcing the book’s completion, that this  9 x12, full-color, coffee-table book contains approximately 750 photographs by Biagi.

  • New Shelby youth choir hoping to hit high note

    One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • Shelby teacher has a new job title: novelist

    Tracy Coffee Gayle says she has always loved to write and listen to stories.

    "When I was little, I wanted to be John Boy Walton because he got to write," she said. "I've always loved to write and listen to my parents’ stories and my grandparents’ stories."

    About 10 years ago Gayle, a fifth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, started working on a short story about a young girl named Vera, and, along with Gayle’s own family, Vera has grown.

  • Shelby minister publishes book about U.S. and Israel

    Joel League, founding minister at Living Waters Church in Clay Village, has a book he wrote in 2011 about his travels in Israel and that country’s relationship to the U.S. The book, called Deliverance from Another Place, is based on the Biblical principles about how Israel was created and should be viewed. League answered some questions from Sentinel-News reporter Spencer Jenkins

     

    The Sentinel-News: What prompted you to write this book?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 9, 2014

    Quilt show during Bagdad Day

    A quilt show will be held in conjunction with Bagdad Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bagdad Baptist Church. The show will include demonstrations throughout the day and an opportunity to quilt on a frame. To register a quilt, bring it to the church on Thursday or Friday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information, contact Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062.

     

    Garden sculpture show at Yew Dell

  • Arts bulletin board: May 2, 2014

    Collins presents

    ‘All Shook Up’