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May 8 through May 15, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree Doo Wop All Stars: Will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Dave Campbell, Lanny McIntosh and Billy 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.
The Las Vegas Tenors: Derby Dinner Playhouse will present The Las Vegas Tenors May 12. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. The concert will also feature comedian Gary Jenkins as the opening act and Corwyn Hodge as a special guest with the Tenors. Tickets range from $30 to $36. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281.
Dixie Heights High School Choir: Will be the final concert in the Madison Performing Arts Foundations series May 16 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The choir is under the direction of Joshua Huff.
Friday, May 9
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.
Saturday, May 10
P-Nut Brothers and Jam: Will play from 9 p.m. to midnight at the First Street Country Saloon.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
DJ Kidd: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, May 12
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, May 13
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 Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Tri Kappa Chick Flick: Will begin May 8 at 5 p.m. at the Old Market on Main with appetizers, a light meal, drinks and door prizes, before moving to The Ohio Theatre for a screening of "Calendar Girls." Tickets are $15. Auction items will be available for bid/raffle. For more information call (812) 701-2579.
Claude's Second Chance Benefit: A benefit event for Swine Flu survivor Claude Chance will be held May 10 at the Knights of Columbus, 2250 Lanier Drive. The doors open at 2 p.m. with a jam session. The event will also include raffles and a hog roast. The music will open at 4 p.m. with Jynx, followed by Sandy Picket and Chopper Johnson at 5 p.m., High Octane at 6 p.m., Chris Jesse and Jimmy Davis at 7 p.m., Young Country at 8 p.m., Jimmy Davis Band at 9 p.m. and Power Plant at 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for individuals, $15 per couple. For more information call (812) 801-6954.
Darrell House - Storyteller, Poet and Musician: Darrell House will sing, tell stories and play music starting May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Hanover branch before appearing at RiverRoots. His books will be available at the library. For more information on the free event call (812) 265-2744 or (812) 866-1470.
RiverRoots PreParty: Boneyard Grill will host a pre-festival party May 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. with music from The Tillers. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
RiverRoots Music and Folk Art Festival: Will be held May 16-17 in Madison. For more information visit www.riverroots.org.
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.
Mama Won't Fly: The Madison Community Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy "Mama Won't Fly," May 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.
Steel Magnolias: The Port William Players will present "Steel Magnolias" at The English Schoolhouse at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10. Tickets are $12. A Mother's Day performance will be held May 11 at 1 p.m. and will include a luncheon. Tickets for the Sunday performance are $30.
How to Kiss A Girl: The Switzerland County High School Drama Club will present the Wade Bradford comedy, "How to Kiss a Girl," May 16 and May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theatre in Vevay. Admission is $5.
Miss Nelson is Missing!: Southwestern Middle and High School will perform "Miss Nelson is Missing!" May 17 at 5 p.m. on the Southwestern Elementary School stage. The play is based on the popular children's book by the same title and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for children under 18 or with valid school identification.
Singin' in the Rain: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Singin' in the Rain" will take the stage April 1 through May 18. Show-stopping dance numbers and unforgettable music take place in the Hollywood of the 1920s. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Princess Penelope's Dragon: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's Children's Musical Theater will present "Princess Penelope's Dragon" will take the stage Saturdays from May 24 through June 28. Penelope is the most precocious princess in the land, blaming everything she does wrong on her pink dragon. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
The Art of Healing: Twenty-two pieces by 17 local artists were chosen to bring artwork to the walls of King's Daughters' Hospital from April 6 to June 28. An artists reception will be held May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KDH Seasons Cafe, 1373 E. SR 62. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ann Gentry Art Show: The Carroll County Public Library will host the annual Mary Ann Gentry Art Show during May. Artists of all ages and in a variety of mediums will be featured throughout the library. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 with musical guests The Compass Quartet. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
Jennifer Ripley: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature works from Jennifer Ripley in pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor during the month of April. The exhibit will be on display through April 30. 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.
Courage and Hope: A new series of paintings by local artist Jenny Straub Youngblood will be on display in Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall March 11 through May 19. Youngblood is among seven Indiana artists featured in the exhibit.
Jane Andreasen: Madison native and Earlham College graduate Jane Andreasen will present, "Sacra Systemata," a series of works in mixed-media and pencil, utilizing anatomical illustration and iconographic imagery, at Village Lights Bookstore. The exhibit will run through May 20.
The Knoble - A Group Exhibition of Artists in Our Own Backyard: Will feature five regional artists, Devon Kondaki, Kimberly Luther, Kendal Miller, Robbie Mueller and Larry Rudolech, in Hanover College's Greiner Art Gallery from May 2 to May 23. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. May 9 with gallery talks starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://art.hanover.edu.
Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Exhibition: Robert "Bob" Saueressig's "Satchel Paige" will be on display as part of the 82nd Annual Exhibition, from April 6 to June 8, in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Community Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours: Tuesday though Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Children's Art Show: The Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting its 14th annual children's art show with more than 500 pieces of art from Jefferson County school children on display through mid-May.
Debi Black: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature paintings from Milan's Debi Black during the month of May. The exhibit will be on display through May 31. 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.
Divergent (PG13): In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in anywhere. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous so before it's too late. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG): Follow the time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. The film features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert.
Veggies in Space - The Fennel Frontier (G): In a distant corner of the galaxy, Luntar the Looter is menacing passing ships and stealing their power sources. Will Captain Cuke (Larry) invoke the Galactic Law of Finder's Keepers, or will he finally learn that when you have enough to spare, you have enough to share? A free showing of the movie will be at 2 p.m. May 18.
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Legends of Oz - Dorothy's Return (PG): Dorothy wakes up in a post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends from a devious new villain. The film features the voices of Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer and Dan Akroyd.
Neighbors (R): Family vs. Frat. A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. The comedy stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 (PG13): His greatest battle begins. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting his ordinary life and his extraordinary responsibilities. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
The Other Woman (PG13): After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
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.
Rio 2 (G): It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janiero to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel. The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.