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August 14 through 21, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Al Hilbert, Clem Nantz and Rodger Riggs in a 7 p.m. show Aug. 16. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Blood Sweat & Tears: Featuring Bo Bice will perform at the CenterStage Showroom at Belterra Casino at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets are available at www.belterracasino.com.
Friday, Aug. 15
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.
DJ Kush: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
John Sheckler: Will perform original and traditional songs on a mountain dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
DJ Stingy: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 18
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. 19
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet: Will begin Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction at the General Butler State Resort Park's conference center. Entertainment will be provided by musical comedian and impressionist Matt Jernigan. To purchase tickets or make a donation call (502) 732-7034.
Ribberfest: The 13th annual barbeque and blues festival will be held Aug. 15 and 16 along Madison's riverfront and at Bicentennial Park. This year's musical headliner's are the Taj Mahal Trio and Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings. For more information or tickets visit www.madisonribberfest.com.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department featuring the music of Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The dance will be held at the American Legion instead of the Brown Gym. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
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.
Swiss Wine Festival: Vevay will host the 43rd annual Swiss Wine Festival Aug. 21-24 with live music, performances, amusement rides, strolling performers, wine tasting and the Midwest Championship Grape Stomp. Grammy-nominated artist Diamond Rio will perform at 8:45 p.m. Friday. The concert is free with festival admission. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org.
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.
A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville will continue its 40th anniversary season with "A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement," the return of The Church Basement Ladies in a new musical comedy set in 1960. The show will run Aug. 19 through October 5. 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.
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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The Expendables 3 (PG13): Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. The third installment in the series stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Jet Li.
The Giver (PG13): In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. The film, which is based on the award-winning young adult novel by Lois Lowry, stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites.
Let's Be Cops (R): Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. The movie stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.
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.