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February 20 through 27, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Natalie Berry, Mike Boughey and Faron Glenn 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.
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.
Tamara Dearing and Her Band: Hanover College graduated and singer-songwriter Tamara Dearing will be in concert March 7 as part of the Hanover College Community Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Tickets are available for $15 to seniors and Hanover College faculty and staff and $5 for students in high school or younger. For more information call (812) 866-7110 or visit www.hanover.edu/arts.
Friday, February 21
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 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, February 22
High Octane: 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.
Zellus: Will perform at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, February 24
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 25
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 Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Souper Saturday: The Indiana Wine Trail, which includes Ertel Cellars Winery in Batesville, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, The Ridge Winery in Vevay, Stream Cliff Farm Winery in Commiskey and Thomas Family Winery, will feature their best wines paired with soups from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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.
Bridal Show: The Livery Stable will host a bridal show Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. with fashion shows at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is free. Booths representing numerous local businesses will be in attendance.
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.
An Afternoon Celebrating Black History: A reception will be held Feb. 23 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Art on Main for an exhibit of original art expressing images of African American history and culture. Then enjoy a taste of soul foods from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 309 E. Fifth St. along with a screening of "Slavery by Another Name," a 90-minute documentary that challenges the belief that slavery in America ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.
Guns and Hoses: The third annual law enforcement versus firefighters charity boxing event will be held March 1 at Belterra Casino Resort featuring officers and firefighters from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, including several individuals from Jefferson County. The event will benefit the regional Children's Advocacy Center and the non-profit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity Angels for Isaac. Tickets for the 7 p.m. event are available through Ticketmaster and at Belterra. For more information visit www.911giveshope.com/southeast.
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.
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.
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.
The Jungle Book: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's Children's Musical Theater will present "The Jungle Book" will take the stage Saturdays from Feb. 22 through March 29. Join Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle, as he discovers life lessons with his friends. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
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.
Captain Phillips (PG13): The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film stars Tom Hanks.
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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The Monuments Men (PG13): An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners. The film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett.
3 Days to Kill (PG13): A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. The film stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Stenfeld and Connie Nielsen.
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.