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Arts

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 9, 2013

    ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars

    will close state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair opens next Thursday with a lineup of stars, including country star Toby Keith and a show featuring oldies stars such as Gary Puckett, but the big event might be one nobody wants to duck.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 3, 2013

    Good Ol’ Boys to perform at Waddy concert series

    A music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will continue at 7 tonight at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church, featuring the Good Ol’ Boys from Mount Eden.

    Voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit the Waddy Baptist Church youth group’s summer camp experience.

    Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

     

  • Li'l Abner from Broadway, movie now makes Shelby home

    From 1956-1959, Peter Palmer practically lived in the fictional town of Dogpatch as the star of both the Broadway and Hollywood productions of Li’l Abner, based on the popular comic strip that ran from 1934-1977.

    Now, more than 50 years later at the age of 81, Palmer lives in Shelbyville and can most often be found at a different kind of dog patch – the Red Orchard Dog Park.

    “I’m not retired,” Palmer says with a laugh. “The calls just don’t come anymore.”

  • New events headline Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee hits full stride this weekend as it commands downtown Shelbyville for a community celebration.

    The jubilee got off to a rousing start with a breakfast on Thursday morning and the reception for the Youth Art Show on Thursday night.

    But the weekend accelerates quickly at 6 tonight when musician Will Husband will entertain in a Street Party Concert in the parking lot at 627 Main Street.

  • Arts bulletin board: July 26, 2013

    Shelby children’s choir to be on ‘Great Day Live’

    The Shelby County Community Children’s Choir – commonly known as SC3 – will appear Tuesday on Great Day Live, the morning news magazine on WHAS-Ch. 11 in Louisville.

    The show airs at 9 a.m., and according to choir leader James Ray Morgan, the group of elementary- and middle-school students will sing two songs.

    The show is hosted by Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt.

     

    Waddy concert series

  • Simpsonville’s former ‘Warrior’ publishes book

    When Walter Herd s retired from the military and returned to Kentucky from Afghanistan in 2007, he noticed a trend that concerned him – few people at home, even his friends, seemed to understand what the military was all about.

    “They learn about soldiers from Hollywood movies,” said Herd, who lives in Simpsonville.

  • Matthews releases historic postcard book

    A veteran publisher from Shelby County this fall will return to book shelves with a unique look at the history of Shelby County and its northern and southern neighbors.

    William E. Matthews and Historic Kentucky Inc. is releasing Historic Postcard Art – Shelby, Henry, Spencer counties – 1900-2013, which contains more than 200 postcards issued as long ago as the early 20th century. The cards tell much about the rich history of the three counties.

  • Arts bulletin board: July19, 2013

    Rob Fest brings music to 2 stages at park

    The third annual Rob Fest, which benefits ASAP (adolescent suicide awareness and prevention), will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Amphitheatre.

    A music festival with two stages, featuring Nashville recording artists Aly’an, the day also includes bouncies for kids, food, and a live and silent auction (featuring a Pitino-signed basketball).

    The cost will be $10 per carload. For more information, call 502-220-0751.

     

  • Arts briefs: July 12, 2013

    Tickets on sale for ‘South Pacific’

    Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

    The musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, with musical direction by Lynne McReynolds Chenault, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on July 19-20 and July 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. on July 21 and 28.

    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For more information, call 502-633-0222. SCCT is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.

     

  • Arts bulletin board: July 5, 2013

    Tickets for ‘South Pacific’ go on sale today at theater

    Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

    The musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, with musical direction by Lynne McReynolds Chenault, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on July 19-20 and July 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. on July 21 and 28.

    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For more information, call 502-633-0222. SCCT is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.