• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • Arts bulletin board: May 17, 2013

    Bagdad Baptist youth go down memory lane

    The Bagdad Baptist Youth will host a dinner theater variety show, Memory Lane, on Friday. Take a walk back in time as this show will feature popular music and musical characters from the past.

    Musical selections include “I Heard It thru the Grapevine,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Gitarzan,” “Mississippi Squirrel,” “9 to 5,” and will include many more surprises.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 10, 2013

    Ex-students hold concert to honor former teachers

    Musicians performing at a concert this Saturday at Shelby County High School will celebrate the work of former teachers during the Ernie Threlkeld/Susie Saunders/Mel Owen Memorial Jam.

    Each of the teachers is now deceased  (Threlkeld passed away in October). and that inspired  dozen or more of their students to pick up their instruments.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 6, 2013

    Shelby artist Brown among presenters at Derby event

    Marti Brown of Shelbyville is one of 14 Kentucky Crafted artists who will exhibit handmade art and crafts and offer goods for sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Old State Capitol as part of the Governor's Derby Celebration festivities.

    Brown’s presentation will be called “Made on Magnolia” and will be among a variety of media and approaches displayed at the event.