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February 13 through 20, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Doo Wop All Stars Show will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: One of America's best big bands, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Belterra Casino Resort. Tickets are $32.25 and can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com or at (800) 745-3000. The show is 21 and older.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Christy Miller, Lanny McIntosh and Bill Nett at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Bret Michaels: Former Poison front man Bret Michaels will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Belterra Casino Resort. Tickets are $59.75 and can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com or at (800) 745-3000. The show is 21 and older.
Sophie Reen: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present an evening of cello music from Sophie Reen accompanied on the piano by her husband Dr. Stephen Reen Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway.
Friday, February 14
Jimmy Davis Band: Will perform from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park's Clifty Inn for music and dancing. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 265-4135.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Saturday, February 15
Paul Boggs Band: Will play from 8 to 11 p.m. with dancing at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill in Spring Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 4766 W. Butler Falls Drive, Hanover. For more information call (812) 866-4727.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 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, February 17
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, February 18
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Senior Sweetheart 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. A "Sweetheart Queen" will be crowned.
Valentine's Day Dance and Dinner: Will be held at the Moose Lodge Friday. Tickets are $30 per couple. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the dance to follow from 7 to 11 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Valentine's Day Dance: Will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Madison Elks Lodge 524, 1251 W. Main St. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Valentine's Comedy Night: Boneyard Grill will host Tim Cavanagh and Brent Terhune Friday at 9 p.m. in the event center. Advance tickets are $12.
Swiss Idol Auditions: Will be held Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater in Vevay. Participants do not have to be a resident of Switzerland County. Singers should register in advance at the Vevay Switzerland County Visitors Center. The next round will be at 7 p.m. March 8. For more information call (800) 435-5688.
Dead Serious About Life: For more than 24 years 'Mispachah' a non-profit group based out of Ohio, has been performing this musical in high schools, churches and youth conventions. It deals with issues like suicide, drug addiction, sex, bullying, cutting, alcohol abuse, self-esteem and teen pregnancy. The play was postponed to Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. It will be held in the cafeteria of Switzerland County High School. Tickets are $8 in advance and can be ordered at (800) 459-7268. Both shows are expected to sell out, but remaining tickets may be available for $9 at the door. For more information call (812) 427-2311.
Don't Dress for Dinner: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Don't Dress for Dinner" will take the stage Jan. 7 through Feb. 16. The comedy about an intimate dinner gone awry features the same characters from "Boeing, Boeing." For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
And Then They Came for Me - Remembering the World of Anne Frank: The unique theatrical experiences combines video and live performance to bring history to life at the Indiana Repertory Theater from Jan. 17 to Feb. 15. For more information visit www.irtlive.com.
Kurt Vonnegut's Who am I this Time? (& other conundrums of love): Janet Allen directs three fun-loving stories in one night at the Indiana Repertory Theater from Jan. 28 to Feb. 23. The play combines Vonnegut's "Long Walk to Forever," "Who am I This Time?" and "Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son." For more information visit www.irtlive.com.
Harvest: Will be performed Feb. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. in Hanover College's Parker Auditorium. The sci-fi drama unfolds in a near-future world where the rich buy the rights to the bodies of the poor. The performance has mature themes and actions. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students high school and younger. For more information visit www.hanover.edu/arts.
Murdered to Death: Madison Community Players will stage Peter Gordon's "Murdered to Death" as dinner theater at the Livery Stable. Performances will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $30. For more information or reservations call (812) 493-3357.
The Lucy and Ricky Tribute Show: General Butler State Resort Park will host dinner theatre Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference center. The event will feature the Lucy and Ricky Tribute Show with Melody Knighton and Luis Hernandez. Tickets are $40 per person, plus tax. Assigned seating. For more information call 1-866-462-8853.
The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood: StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Ky. will present a merry band of traveling players rehearsing a performance of the Robin Hood legend; a swashbuckling tale of adventure, treachery and escape. The play will be open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Kentucky Center. Tickets are $19.75 and can be purchased by calling (502) 498-777 or online at www.kentuckycenter.org.
Copacabana: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Copacabana" will take the stage Feb. 18 through March 30 as Barry Manilow's Grammy Award-winning song is brought to life onstage. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Sean M. Starowitz: A Missouri artist's work kicks off the first exhibition of the new year at Hanover College's Greiner Art Gallery. His work often features a variety of social, political and community-engaged themes. His exhibition will be on display through Feb. 14. The Greiner Art Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery also opens to the public during recital hall performances in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts at Hanover College.
Black History Month Exhibit: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will host an exhibit of original artwork in celebration of Black History Month during February. A reception will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. 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.
Gravity (PG13): A medical engineer and astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Frozen (PG): Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.
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Endless Love (PG13): Say goodbye to innocence. The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. The film stars Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer.
RoboCop (PG13): In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. The remake of the 1987 film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton.
Winter's Tale (PG13): This is not a true story. This is true love. A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay and Russell Crowe.
The LEGO Movie (PG): A story of a nobody who saved everybody. An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join the quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. The film features the voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Berry.
Vampire Academy (PG13): Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human and half vampire, and guardians of the Moroi, peaceful mortal vampires living discreetly in the modern world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal vampires, the Strigoi. The film stars Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry.
Ride Along (PG13): Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop future brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister. The film stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter.
The Nut Job (PG): Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of the park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store. The film features the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl.