• Arts bulletin board: June 28, 2013

    Lewis in Queen show coming to Nashville

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis continues to land significant roles.

    Lewis, a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s theater program, recently was cast as Scaramouche, one of the stars of the National Tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You. The show has played in London for 11 years and is a worldwide smash.

  • Shelby County Community Theatre's Swindler: Season is ‘fabulous’

    Shelby County Community Theatre next month will debut its 37th season when South Pacific is staged starting July 19th at the facility at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. The theater features a lineup of five main-stage shows and three more productions in its more intimate dining room upstairs at the theater. Jamie Swindler, recently installed as president of the theater’s board, spoke with The Sentinel-News about the upcoming season and her role.


  • Arts bulletin board: June 21, 2013

    ACT III is next up in downtown concert

    The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will continue at 7 p.m. June 29 at 5th and Main streets in downtown Shelbyville with ACT III performing.

    Then, in July, the series will be part of the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee and return to two consecutive nights, with Will Husband performing at 6 p.m. on July 26 and Nobydz Bizzness at 7 on July 27.

    Other shows are: Aug. 24, New Breed; Sept. 7, Hard Rock City (including car cruise).

  • Saturday night is all right for country singer JD Shelburne

    Saturday night’s performance at the Shelby County Fair will be a homecoming of sorts for rising country musician JD Shelburne.

    He grew up in small town Taylorsville, raising tobacco on his father’s farm and playing various sports. And during that time he said he never really came in contact with music.

  • Arts bulletin board: June 14, 2013

    Art Fest added to Jubilee lineup

    An inaugural Art Fest this year will join the lineup for the annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, which will be July 25-27.

    The Art Fest we be on the afternoon/evening of July 27 in downtown Shelbyville, along with the downtown car show, the Street Party concert and Chalk Fest for children. Shelby County Community Theatre will offer its summer musical, South Pacific, and The Gallery is open on Main Street.

  • Church concert series embraces Bluegrass

     There is just something about music that soothes the soul.

    It’s for that reason Waddy Baptist Church member Kent McKinney has organized the first Waddy Concert Series.

  • Arts bulletin board: June 7, 2013

    Library’s summer reading  program begins Saturday

    The Shelby County Public Library will launch its annual summer reading program with a party on Saturday morning.

    The event, which is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include an ice cream sundaes social, digging for treasure activities for children and the Kentucky Blue bluegrass band.

    Summer reading story hours will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday for ages toddler through 4-year-olds and will continue each Tuesday through July 23.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 31, 2013

    ‘Culture’ comedy opens at community theater

    An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    The comedy, starring (among others) Jon Peed, Erika Wardlow, Louise Epperson, Pat Wetherton, Bill Dunning and Corey Hall, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, next Friday and June 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and June 9.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 24, 2013

    ‘Downton Abbey Era’ show coming to public library

    Downton Abbey Era: Titanic to the Twenties will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. “Regency High Tea” will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers will be at 6:30 p.m. Downstairs the servants practice the Grizzly Bear and the Foxtrot.

    Upstairs Lady Violet accepts an invitation to waltz. Learn about how the era was reflected in the social dances of the time. (No one will be admitted after dancers begin to perform.)

  • Downtown concerts return on Saturday

    The monthly Downtown Concert Series returns to the Veterans Park in Shelbyville on Saturday – but with a slight twist this year.

    The concerts only will be held on Saturday nights, but they will feature the same music, food, prize drawings and other events that have been staples of these popular events in the past.