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James Halcomb: Ex Machina is a must-see for fans of the psychological thriller genre


  Ex Machina is a snarky, sometimes straight-faced episode of The Twilight Zone all that was missing was a Rod Serling voice-over.   The film gives away its central twist multiple times, often beating you over the head with it. …

Science Guy: Money does not grow on
trees, but bills are attracted to magnets


Do you have a dollar bill? If so, you’re going to want to try this amazing science experiment. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how your money is magnetic.   Magnetic Money   INGREDIENTS   · …

Campbellsville offers summer camps ranging from music to theater to sports and more


Is your child interested in music? Or theater? Or what about softball, football, worship and a variety of other topics? Campbellsville University offers several summer camps that give youngsters an opportunity to explore these options.   During June and July, …

International Book Project celebrates
World Book Day with ‘Beers for Books’


“Books change lives but beer makes it better,” says the slogan on the event poster and next Thursday night attendees can find out if that is true.   The International Book Project will hold a fundraiser called Beers for Books …

Hummel Planetarium at EKU resumes Saturday public programs on April 25


Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will resume public programs on Saturdays, beginning April 25.   Every Saturday, the Planetarium will present “Perfect Little Planet” for children and families at noon. Then at 1:30 p.m., the main feature, “Stars: The …

James Halcomb: Newest try at Daredevil is
a win for fans, the Marvel Universe, Netflix


  Every episode of Netflix’s new series Daredevil often ends and begins the same way, with some horrific act of violence. That this show comes under the Marvel imprint is often shocking, because even the comic the show is based …

LUNAFEST National Film Festival to benefit survivors of partner abuse and breast cancer


LUNAFEST — the national traveling film festival by, for, and about women — is coming to Lexington. Now in its 14th year, the festival is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues and highlighting women filmmakers.   Lunafest Lexington will …

Your Move: Lexicon to bring board gaming convention to the Bluegrass April 17 – 19


  As the world goes online, and people increasingly spend more time with their phones than their friends, some Kentucky gamers are fighting back.   For the second year in a row, Lexicon will be held at the Clarion Hotel …

James Halcomb: Hollywood royalty give
raw, ‘real’ performance in Danny Collins


The best way I can describe the film Danny Collins is that it is an earnest film. You have three actors (Al Pacino, Annette Benning and Christopher Plummer) all known for their bigger than life personas doing their best to …

Science Guy: Anyone order a balloon kabob? Learn to skewer a balloon without popping it


We all know sharp objects and balloons do not go together. So how can you get a skewer through a balloon without popping it? “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us the science …

Third annual Lexington Craft Beer Week kicks off May 8 with beer tasting at Legends game


  After yet another year of record growth, Lexington’s craft brewing community is planning to host the third annual Lexington Craft Beer Week. The celebration, organized by LexBeerScene.com, will run from Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 17.   The …

Larger Than Life: After 15 years, dream of meeting the Backstreet Boys becomes reality


  It seems poetic that 15 years after seeing the Backstreet Boys in concert at Rupp Arena, I would come full circle, meeting them right next door.   In 2000, on their Black and Blue tour, the Backstreet Boys made …

WRFL presents Stage Hands, The One and Only Matt Miller, Fleece at Al’s Bar April 22


On Wednesday, April 22, WRFL brings Stage Hands to Al’s Bar (601 N. Limestone). The show is free, open to an age 18 and over audience, and starts at 9 p.m.   Stage Hands, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is multimedia artist/producer …

EatKentucky: Windy Corner Market has cornered Lexington market on Po’boys


  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward     Amidst the rolling horse farm country in north Fayette County is an outpost of Chef Ouita Michel’s Bluegrass food empire. Windy Corner Market was conceived as a traditional country store and …

Chef John Foster: Anyone can cook, but production process keeps most on sidelines


  Generally, part of teaching is crisis control. That’s especially true when you are teaching culinary students.   What may present a problem with an algebraic equation is magnified a hundred-fold when we add sharp objects, fire and intense criticism. …

Former ‘Voice’ contestant Raelynn headlines concert benefitting Bath County schools


Raelynn, country music rising star and former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will stop by Bath County High School in Owingsville Saturday April 11 for a special concert to benefit the Bath County School District.   The Texas native, who …

Visitors invited to Capital City for 79th
annual Governor’s Derby Celebration


Visitors are invited to historic downtown Frankfort for the 79th annual Governor’s Derby Celebration. The event will be held Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.   …

‘Death, Mourning and Mrs. Lincoln’: Special tours commemorate husband’s assassination


  “Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln” is a part of the Mary Todd Lincoln House’s evening tour series. The museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a special evening tour. The tour will be offered at …

Science Guy: Plastic eggs can do balancing acts with assistance from friction and you


You are not going to believe the amazing science trick you can do with a plastic egg. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how to spin an egg on its side, so …

James Halcomb: Horror film It Follows can be a bit formulaic, but also fun and timeless


Somewhere around Saw and Hostel trashy franchises took off with their own version of what a horror film should be, I lost interest. It has been ten years since Rob Zombie’s masterpiece of terror The Devil’s Rejects and the bizarre …