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August 7 through 14, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:00 AM
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Western Swing, Natalie Berry, Roger Conley and Susan West in a 7 p.m. show Aug. 9. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Music in the Park - CANCELED: The Madison Main Street Program event will feature The Slick River Rockets and opening act Barefoot Best Friends with live music, hot food vendors, an arts and crafts market, face painting and balloons Aug. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain.
Branson on the Road: A country-comedy-bluegrass-gospel concert will be presented at Derby Dinner Playhouse Aug. 11. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Friday, Aug. 8
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Tom Roznowski: The Bloomington-based artist will celebrate the classic American standards from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery with Carolyn Dutton and Monika Herzig.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, Aug. 11
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 801-5192.
Tuesday, Aug. 12
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Madison Community Band: Will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Trail. For more information call (812) 273-5103.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Meet the Author, Reading and Book Signing with Leesa Cross-Smith: Will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Village Lights Bookstore. Cross-Smith is a homemaker and Kentucky author. Her debut short story collection "Every Kiss a War" was published in April and was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Indiana State Fair: Celebrate the summer from Aug. 1-17 at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis. General admission is $10 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Fair parking is $5. For more information an daily event schedules visit www.indianastatefair.com or call (317) 927-7500.
Kentucky State Fair: Will run Aug. 14-24 with livestock, shows, concerts, talent and arts exhibitions and the traditional fair midway. Tickets on and after Aug. 14 are $10 for adults, $6 for children, $6 for seniors and those 2 and younger are free. Parking is $8 per vehicle. Patrons also can purchase a $20 wristband for the midway. For more information visit www.kentuckystatefair.org.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, East wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
Spoon River Anthology: The Madison Community Players will present an adapted version of Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at John Paul Park. Bring a lawnchair and a picnic. Donations will be accepted. For more information visit www.madisoncommunityplayers.org.
Mary Poppins: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville will continue its 40th anniversary season with "Mary Poppins," based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. The show will run July 1 through Aug. 17. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days: Artwork from Sharon Graves will be on display during August in the alcove at the Carroll County Public Library.
My Home Town - Lou Knoble: Madison painter Lou Knoble presents abstract works, rendered in oil on canvas at Village Lights Bookstore. An opening reception will be held July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. during Fourth Friday.
Wanda Jackson: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature the artwork of Wanda Jackson, a lifelong Jefferson County resident, during the month of August. A reception will be held Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery does not have set hours on Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 18 local artists were chosen to bring artwork to the walls of King's Daughters' Hospital from July 1 to Sept. 30. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heaven is for Real (PG): A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
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Into the Storm (PG13): Storm trackers, thrill-seekers and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG13): Darkeness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner.
Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13): In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. The film features Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Hercules (PG13): Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane.
Lucy (R): A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13): A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of humans who survived the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of war. The film stars Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.
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