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January 10 through January 17, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Music of James Stanley: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents local organist and choir director James Stanley Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Stanley will lead a small vocal ensemble in several of his original compositions.
Violin Virtuosi: The Hanover College Community Arts Series will present Violin Virtuosi at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall in Lynn Center for Fine Arts. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for youths. Tickets will be $15 if purchased on the day of the show. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.hanover.edu/arts or call (812) 866-7110.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will not be held during the month of January due to water damage from a fire that occurred Dec. 30 in an adjacent building. For more information call (812) 752-8877.
Thursday, January 10
Kriss Luckett-Ziesemer: Will perform solo acoustic music at 7:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Jimmy D Jam:Will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969.
Friday, January 11
Horizon Karaoke: Will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. For more information call (812) 265-4417.
Saturday, January 12
Obscure Neil Young Night:Will start at 8 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Kenny Guthrie: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Broadway Hotel and Tavern.
Centerline: Will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. For more information call (812) 265-4417.
David Dwyer: Will perform acoustic rock at 8:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Peanut Brothers and Jam: Will be held at Tiffany's Lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight at Tiffany's Lounge, 320 Mulberry St.
Sunday, January 13
Ryder McQueen: Will perform acoustic rock at 7 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Monday, January 14
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 801-5192 or (812) 701-9300.
The Madisonians: Will perform classic ballroom and swing at 7:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Tuesday, January 15
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, January 16
Acoustic Open Stage: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Senior Dance: Will host Country Rhythm Saturday from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. A cake walk will be held Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.
Bingo: The Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, 3100 Michigan Road, will host bingo Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (812) 273-3001.
Bingo: The Moose Family Center will host New Year's Eve bingo starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. For more information call (812) 273-6221.
French Kisses: The Madison Community Players will present the comedy "French Kisses." The dinner theater will be held Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at the Livery Stable. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with the show to follow the meal. Tickets are $28 and are available at Nice Shots!, 131 E. Main St. For more information call (812) 493-3357 or (812) 701-3028.
The World Comes to Madison: The Seifert-Short Museum and Learning Center, 113 E. Third St., will display nativities and crèches from around the world during the holiday season. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December and January. Free admission.
Artist Reception: Susan and Warren McEuen will share photos from their recent trip to South Korea with stops in Japan and China Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.
Lou Knoble: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s by local artist Lou Knoble will be on display during January in the front showroom at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Wreck-It Ralph (PG): A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. The animated movie stars the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk and Jane Lynch.
Skyfall (PG13): In the newest James Bond film, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the treat, no matter how personal the cost. The film stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris.
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Gangster Squad (R): No names. No badges. No mercy. Follow the Los Angeles Police Department's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of their city in the 1940s and 1950s. The film stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Zero Dark Thirty (R): The chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States culminates in his death at the hands of Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.
Texas Chainsaw (R): A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
Parental Guidance (PG): Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods. The film stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.
Jack Reacher (PG13): A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. The film stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins.
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (PG13): A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.