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January 31 through February 7, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will not be held due to water damage from a fire that occurred Dec. 30 in an adjacent building. For more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com. The event is expected to resume Feb. 9.
The Reen Family Singers: Will perform Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The free concert is sponsored by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation.
Jamey Johnson: American country music artist Jamey Johnson will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Belterra Casino Resort. Tickets are $64.50 and are available through www.ticketmaster.com.
Thursday, January 31
Andra Bladen: Will perform solo acoustic music at 7:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Friday, February 1
Horizon Karaoke: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. For more information call (812) 265-4417.
Big Poppa Stampley: The blues musician will perform at 8 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Rusty Bladen: Will perform at 9 p.m. at the Seymour Post 10 of the American Legion.
Saturday, February 2
Greg and Kris: Local acoustic duo will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Crossfire: Will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, 707 Jefferson St. For more information call (812) 265-4417.
Audible Point: Will perform from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady
Sunday, February 3
Ryder McQueen: Will perform acoustic rock at 7 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Monday, February 4
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 801-5192 or (812) 701-9300.
Soundz of Dixieland: Will perform at 7:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Rusty Bladen: Will perform at 8 p.m. at the Players Pub Songwriter Showcase in Bloomington.
Tuesday, February 5
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, February 6
Acoustic Open Stage: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Charlie Humphrey. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Senior Dance: Will host Hardcore Country Saturday from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. A cake walk will be held. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.
Mardi Gras Winter Gala: Will be held in Struck Gymnasium Feb. 8 at the Horner Center on the Hanover College Campus featuring the music of Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. The event starts with a cash-bar at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and live music and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 and must be reserved by Jan. 29. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 866-7110. The event is free for season ticket subscribers, but a seat must be reserved.
Puttin' on the Ritz: Prince of Peace Catholic Schools will host its annual auction dinner fundraiser Feb. 16 at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. The evening will include dinner, a live and silent auction and a cash bar. The Madisonians will provide big band musix. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.popeace.org.
Ol' Blue Eyes: General Butler State Resort Park Dinner Theatre will present The Cincinnati Sinatra, Matt Snow on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are available at the lodge. For more information call 1-866-462-8853.
Sweetheart Murder Mystery: Murder - Victorian Style! Although Madison was a rough river town in the 1840s, people are shocked when a prominent member of society is murdered in plain sight! Look for clues for murder in the mansion as the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site hosts the sweetheart murder mystery Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 and reservations are required. To reserve a space or for more information call (812) 273-4531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
French Kisses: The Madison Community Players will present the comedy "French Kisses." The dinner theater will be held Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at the Livery Stable. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with the show to follow the meal. Tickets are $28 and are available at Nice Shots!, 131 E. Main St. For more information call (812) 493-3357 or (812) 701-3028.
God of Carnage: Hanover College will present the adult comedy by Yasmina Reza, directed by Nichole Marquez at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 or students in high school or under. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 866-7110 or visit www.hanover.edu/arts.
Lou Knoble: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s by local artist Lou Knoble will be on display during January in the front showroom at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Book of Hours: Texas-based artist Jill Bedgood's exhibit "Books of Hours: Interventions" runs through February 20 at the Greiner Art Gallery in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts on the Hanover College campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open during events in the CFA and performances in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.
Norma Birchfield: The photography of Norma Birchfield will be on display during the month of February at the Carroll County Public Library. An artist reception will be held Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. with live music from Vanessa Birchfield.
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (PG13): A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.
Wreck-It Ralph (PG): A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. The animated movie stars the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk and Jane Lynch.
Monday Matinee Classics: The Ohio Theatre will screen classic films each Monday in February with free showings at 1:30 p.m. Fred Astaire's Royal Wedding will be shown Feb. 4. Irene Dunne's Love Affair will be shown Feb. 11. Roy Rogers in "My Pal Trigger" will be shown Feb. 18. Buster Keaton's "The General" will be shown Feb. 25.
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Warm Bodies (PG13): After R, a highly unusual zombie, saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich.
Hansel & Gretel - Witch Hunters (R): In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that could hold the secret to their past. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.
Broken City (R): In a city rife with injustice, former cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Last Stand (R): The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville.
Mama (PG13): Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years ... but how alone were they? The film stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier.
Zero Dark Thirty (R): The chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States culminates in his death at the hands of Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.