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Allen Jones – Cartoonist When Allen was in second grade while living in Miller, S.D., he told his father one night that he believed he was supposed to be a cartoonist. After attaining his BFA in theatre from the University of South Dakota, he decided to once again strive for the goal of becoming a professional cartoonist. He loves hanging out with his wife and two dogs, fishing and escaping into middleearth, Westeros, and a galaxy far, far away.

Liz Long – Graphic Design & Photography Liz is 21 and is a student at South Dakota State University studying graphic design. She goes to University Center so she can stay in Sioux Falls with her fiance and continue growing her design experience and photography with her obsession of Sons of Anarchy at hand.

Austin Kaus – Writer Austin Kaus is an English graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of South Dakota. He also runs Songs From A Couch ( and blogs at random about music at meandmyearholes.tumblr. com. He is probably getting a B-Wing for Christmas and he is very excited.

Kacie Svoboda – Intern Kacie is a senior at Black Hills State University majoring in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism. Her first love is travel, especially if it involves a passport, though writing is a close second.

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THE DISTRICT OPENING WEEKEND The District opened with a bang with media night on Thursday featuring Indigenous, opening night Friday with a free concert by Uncle Kracker and a Big Head Todd and The Monsters show Saturday. For more info, visit IMAGES BY REISTROFFER DESIGN & DAN THORSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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DAINTY OBSESSIONS PRESENTS: YOUR WEDDING On Friday, Nov. 15, brides, grooms, family and friends gathered at Icon Lounge + Event Hall for a live wedding event by Dainty Obsessions, the region’s premier quarterly wedding magazine. Guests mingled with some of the area’s best wedding vendors while enjoying champagne, five mock ceremonies, a reception and a dance with Pinnacle Productions and Goodroad Band. To be part of the next event, visit for updates. IMAGES BY MIKE HALL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sioux Falls Area

Rapid City Area

ENTERTAINMENT Dec. 1-31 Winter Wonderland

Dec. 7 | 8 Termesphere Gallery Open House & Holiday Sale

Falls Park. Nightly until Jan. 5. Free trolley rides on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Park downtown and ride the Trolley to Falls Park.

Termesphere Gallery, Spearfish, SD. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meet the artist, get 10 percent off everything in the gallery, give the gift of legendary one-of-akind art, and enter to win a prize!

Dec. 1-31 Christmas at the Western Mall

Dec. 8 Hot Guys with Guns SD Premiere

Western Mall. 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. See the fantastic light display set to music come to life at the Western Mall until New Year’s Day. Free-will donations are accepted for Make-A-Wish South Dakota.

Dec. 5 The Kringle

Hilton Garden Inn. 7-10 p.m. Annual holiday party with jazz music by Mark IV, photo booth by Empire Productions, complimentary food and cash bar. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Donate laundry detergent, dish detergent or toilet paper for “Shower Our Guests with Care.” Tickets $15 adv/$20 door. E-mail or call (605) 3361620.

Dec. 6 Downtown First Fridays

Downtown Sioux Falls. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of live outdoor music at various downtown locations. A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! This month is Holiday traditions! Make it a tradition at DTSF! The first Friday of every month many stores stay open later until 8 p.m. For more info, visit

Dec. 6-7 Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 6th, 7:30 p.m. 7th, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. An original music score and some season favorites accompany hundreds of spectacular costumes and holiday dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers. The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and rediscover the magic of the season. For more info, visit

Dec. 7 Spearfish Holidazzle Parade of Lights

Spearfish. After the parade return to Tretheway Pavillion for some hometown camaraderie and a bowl of the Bay Leaf’s famous chili and see who wins best of show. This annual event benefits the local community with a food and cash drive, as well as bring the holiday spirit throughout the area.

Club David. 6 p.m. Danny Lohman is an actor who takes his homework a little too seriously. Pip Armstong is his ex with a trust fund and a knack for finding trouble. Together they enlist the help of a jaded PI named Jimmy Peppicelli to break up a crime spree sending shockwaves through Hollywood’s Velvet Mafia. Live Q&A with writer, producer and director Doug Spearman will follow via Skype. Preceding the film with be shorts Groom’s Cake and Playing it Straight. Tickets can be purchased at Club David, Last Stop CD Shops, Zandbroz Variety or online at

Dec. 14 Sioux Empire Rock-a-Betty Calendar Release

Zandbroz Variety. 6-8 p.m. This family friendly event will launch the Sioux Empire Rock-a-Betty’s 2014 calendar. Merchandise will be for sale and there will be raffles for amazing prizes. An after party will be held at TommyJacks starting at 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.

Dec. 15 Christmas at the Cathedral

Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 7:30 p.m. The 130-voice chorus will perform music for the holiday season. Free admission and canned goods will be collected for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive. For more info, visit

Dec. 31 Downtown Countdown

Main Street Square. 5-8 p.m. Spend the last night of 2013 at Main Street Square with ice skating and family entertainment, capped off by fireworks at 7 p.m.

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The Dahl Arts Center. 5:30 p.m. Time-honored anonymous art exhibit and art “lottery” sale. The Goods is a festive evening celebrating the community’s artistic talent and diversity and is an annual fundraiser for the Rapid City Arts Council. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres complemented by paired wine. Tickets $35 members, $40 non-members. For more info, visit

SPORTS Dec. 7 | 13 | 29 Sioux Falls Stampede

Sioux Falls Arena. 7:05 p.m. For more info, visit

Dec. 7 | 13 | 14 | 25 | 27 | 28 Sioux Falls Skyforce

Pentagon Sanford. 7 p.m. For more info, visit siouxfalls.

Dec. 10 | 13 | 14 | 26 | 27 | 28 Rapid City Rush

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 7:05 p.m. For more info, visit www.

MUSIC Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month.

Dec. 1 Lorie Line: Born in Bethlehem

Washington Pavilion. 3-4:30 p.m. Lorie Line and her Fab Five celebrate signature musical arrangements, colorful costumes, stories, worldclass musicians, and most importantly, bells! For more info, visit www.

Dec. 2 Tonic Sol-FA Holiday Concert

Performing Arts Theatre Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 7:30 p.m. The popular Minnesota based harmony group the New York Times praised as “a vocal kaleidoscope…unique to the human voice,” is back for their 2013 Holiday Tour! For more info, visit

Dec. 4 | 11 | 18 Free Noon Holiday Concerts

The Dahl Arts Center. Noon - 1 p.m. Listen to an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, country and Celtic with a Christmas flavor.


The District. 8 p.m. With Useful Jenkins and O’Fosho. All ages. For more info, visit

Dec. 5 | 7 Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers

Elks Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $25 per person. For more info, visit www.cchs. org.

Dec. 6 Tonic Sol-FA Holiday Concert

Washington Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. The popular Minnesota based harmony group the New York Times praised as “a vocal kaleidoscope…unique to the human voice,” is back for their 2013 Holiday Tour! For more info, visit

Dec. 7 BH Symphony presents “I’ll be Home for Christmas”

Performing Arts Center. 7-9 p.m. An evening of Christmas favorites with Tenor Ryan Carson. Master Sgt. Carson is a vocalist with the United States Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Dec. 10 Lorie Line: Born in Bethlehem

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 7:30 p.m. Lorie Line and her Fab Five celebrate signature musical arrangements, colorful costumes, stories, world-class musicians, and most importantly, bells! For more info, visit

Dec. 13 | 14 | 15 Holiday Collage

Washington Pavilion. 13th, 7:30 p.m. 14th, 7:30 p.m. 15th, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the season with a beloved South Dakota tradition. Our most popular show is a wonderful event for the whole family or the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Special guests and holiday cheer join the orchestra for an evening of holiday classics. Join our tradition and create lasting memories of your own. For more info, call (605) 3676000 or visit

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BEYOND BORDERS with mark lloyd

Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read.


We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien’s Guide to Conquering the Earth by David McIntee

Truth in Advertising by John Kenney

This is a how-to guide for aliens that are interested in conquering the Earth. I think our defense should be to give them Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus and run.

Metatropolis edited by John Scalzi

I figure with the government shutdown, we should all check out a book about government corruption. That way, we can say more than, “Man, the government is stupid.” Educate yourselves, people.

Finbar Dolan isn’t a bad person. He does work in advertising. But that doesn’t make him a bad person, does it? I mean, he doesn’t work on the bad commercials. He doesn’t try to convince America that drinking a lot of sugary sodas is super sexy. He doesn’t try to make everyone believe that oil companies are somehow in the right after they dump millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. Those fish and birds had it coming for living there in the first place, obviously. The thing is, Fin doesn’t work on those big accounts. He works on the diaper company account. He makes com-

mercials for something every parent in America needs. Of course, the diaper world can be cutthroat, too. But he makes those commercials with the cute babies that everyone loves. He makes those commercials with Gwyneth Paltrow changing a diaper in a less than upper class nursery that make you want to buy diapers because Gwyneth is just like you. But he did call off his wedding recently. And he also hasn’t spoken to his blue collar family in years. So it’s right before Christmas, and Fin is going to use his honeymoon ticket to go to Mexico to be alone and not think about his almost wife or how to sell diapers. It’s going to be great. He’s going to sit in the sun and drink all day. But then he gets a call from his brother. His dad is sick. He is probably dying. This is the same dad that thought he could beat the gay out of Fin’s gay brother. And when they stood up to him, this is the dad that left the family and never came back. And then Fin’s boss tells him that he is going to get to do a Super Bowl ad. That’s right folks, the holy grail of the advertising world. It looks like Mexico will have to wait.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

bio: Dustin Jansick is the owner of WayTooIndie. com, which is dedicated on providing you with the most accurate and honest movie reviews and ratings. The site is focused around, but certainly not limited to, independent films. Dustin, along with other fellow contributors, not only write reviews on indie, foreign and art house films, but also post trailers, news articles, and Top-10 lists. Check them out on Facebook and @WayTooIndie on Twitter.

Was I a little upset that I did not catch Blue Is the Warmest Color while at the  Cannes Film Festival  earlier this year? Absolutely. Especially when the film went on to win the top prize of the Palme d’Or as well as awards for both leading actresses (a Cannes first). In my defense, it was not the most buzz-generating film during the festival (Inside Llewyn Davis probably was), but the people I talked to who did see the film were generally blown away by it. Now having just watched it myself, I can see why. Blue Is the Warmest Color  begins with Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as a junior in high school who catches the eye of an attractive male in her school. The problem is her circle of friends seem much more interested in him than she does. They are the ones that encourage her to go on dates with him and then demand to hear the details afterwards. It is heartbreaking when Adèle begins to think that something is wrong with her because she has no feelings for him. When she can’t take it anymore and breaks down emotionally, so do we. There is something that Adèle

can’t stop thinking about—the girl with short blue hair (Léa Seydoux) that she once passed while crossing the street. Slowly but surely she begins to figure out that it was not specifically the guy she was seeing that she was not attracted towards, but males in general. With no help from her so-called friends (who tease and call her names), Adèle decides to follow her urges of being with a woman instead of a man. Over the next few years of her life she will continue to have hills to climb and hurdles to jump over, no matter what her gender preference or relationship status is at the time. This is every bit of a story about self-discovery as it is a story about love. While the story is quite good on its own, its effectiveness is only made possible by the amazing acting talent from both Adèle and Lea. Due to their tremendous performances, the fight that breaks out between the two leads late in the film very well may be the most emotionally charged scenes of the year. It is quite astonishing just how realistic and intimate the relationship between these two souls is

represented on screen. To think of Abdellatif Kechiche’s  Blue Is the Warmest Color  as simply a lesbian love story is borderline insulting. Sure that serves as the underlying framework, but the film is equally, if not more, about the discovery of one’s own sexuality and the social pressures that are attached with it. It’s remarkable that not only does the three-hour runtime never test your patience, but the end of the film actually leaves you wanting more. That alone is a testament of just how masterful the filmmaking, storytelling and performances are. In many ways the film is among some of the best cinema has to offer this year— every bit as poignant and rewarding as you could hope for a film to be.

9.3 out of 10

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Choreographed and staged with intricate detail, the film’s visuals are like nothing ever experienced before in film. Forget “edge of your seat,” Gravity has its audience clinging to their seats and leaving with a newfound appreciation of terra firma. Never has 90 minutes felt so long. Alfonso Cuaron’s breathtaking film puts every viewer up into space in a way never before possible. Though admittedly in a way that may make any future space travelers think twice. Gravity is a healthy reminder of human smallness in a vast universe, but also successfully demonstrates the phenomenal strength of the human spirit. HAUNTER

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Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is enough of an expert in genre films to make the script’s weaker elements stick in the background. Not much of Haunter is especially tense or scary (it would be best classified as a supernatural mystery/thriller), but it manages to be a fun, yet glitched yarn. A brief sequence in the climax, where the screen and soundtrack get warped significantly is a fun little aside, and the pace keeps things moving along nicely. Haunter is a flawed film with enough heart and ambition to earn some admiration for its efforts. KILL YOUR DARLINGS

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Based on true events that took place in and around Colombia University in 1944, director John Krokidas‘ impressive debut feature, Kill Your Darlings, is a dark, moody tale of obsession, betrayal and murder involving a handful of young men, unruly intellectuals who poison as much as they inspire and arouse each other. These young men just happen to be Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Lucien Carr (and others), the cornerstone figures of the eminently influential Beat Generation, but Krokidas’ film wisely doesn’t check your knowledge of their later accomplishments at the door.

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DECEMBER MUSIC PREVIEW Country, metal, indie rock and poppin’ bubbly for the holidays... Celebrate this holiday season with some diverse live music. Kip Moore When: Dec. 6 @ 8 p.m. Where: The District Details: This all ages event also features Drake White and the Big Fire and Chris Cavanaugh. Moore is known for his singles “Mary was the Marrying Kind of Girl,” “Somethin’ Bout a Truck,” “Beer Money” and Hey Pretty Girl.” General tickets are $25 and VIP is $45. For more info, visit Tennessee Murder Club CD Release When: Dec. 20 | 7 p.m. Where: The District Details: If you’re looking for soothing music you can sway to, this is not the show for you. The death metal group will be in full costume (there are many theories what happened to their characters, such as a toxic waste spill, a trailer park fire and more), ready to tear up the stage for their Human Harvest release. The evening also features Hammerlord, Colossus and Advent of the Sun. The show is free to all ages. For more info, visit Tracy Lawrence When: Dec. 21 | 8 p.m. Where: The District Details: In his career, American country artist Tracy Lawrence has released nine studio albums, three compilations, a live album and a Christmas album. Known for “Sticks and Stones,” “Alibis,”

“My Second Home,” “If the Good Die Young” and more, check him out during his stop in Sioux Falls. General tickets are $25 and VIP are $37. For more info, visit Snakebeard Jackson When: Dec. 28 @ 8 p.m. Where: The District Details: Celebrate Snakebeard Jackson coming back together with friends Tim Jewell, Thomas Hentges, Jami Lynn and Erin Castle. Amos Slade and Burlap Wolf King kick off the night. Tickets to the all ages show are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. For more info, visit Kory & the Fireflies Champagne Ball When: Dec. 31 Where: Icon Lounge | 8 p.m. Details: First Premier presents Kory & the Fireflies on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy great food, great people, great music, the Linus Blu photo booth and a gift for a good cause. Champagne is served at midnight! On average, the event do-

nates around $10,000 per year to various charities. This year’s beneficiary will be the Children’s Home Society. Tickets are $80 each ($640 for table of eight, $800 for table of 10). For more info, visit 20 THINGS ABOUT... THE COPOETICS Midwest natives Louisa Soli-Holt and Dan Finch came together out of coincidence and have been making beautiful music ever since as indie/folk duo, The Copoetics. Performing at Latitude 44 in Sioux Falls on Dec. 27, the pair shared 20 random facts about them for readers: 1. We had a synchronistic meeting in Sioux Falls at Black Sheep Coffee on Jan. 11, 2013. 2. We started playing music together on the island of Maui in April of 2013 after Louisa was introduced to the five-string ukulele.

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ALBUM REVIEW WITH AUSTIN KAUS Bill Cosby ...far from finished

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Yes, I was just as surprised to Cosby’s return to the land of comedy specials. What isn’t surprising is that the master storyteller still has his chops, even if some of the bits drag on and some visual humor gets lost on the audio version because of how eyes work. Favorite tracks: “The Girrrlfriend,” “She’s Not Your Friend.”

3. Both of us are former educators in alternative secondary school settings.

14. Since beginning our tour on July 8, we’ve had over 50 scheduled performances.

4. Both are Scorpios.

15. Our performances have thus far taken us over 10,000 miles spanning the western states, including Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

5. When the two traveled to Maui, it was to meet Louisa’s half-brother, Stevan, whom she had not seen since she was an infant. 6. Louisa really likes small things, hence the size of The Copoetics’ business cards. 7. Dan is a bass player as well as a guitar player. 8. In June of 2013, we decided to buy a 1998 GMC conversion van in order to travel around the country and share our music. 9. We recorded our EP album, Finding the Four, at 10,000 feet in the mountains near Leadville, Colo., releasing it in August of 2013 10. Our name, The Copoetics, represents the collective poems of life we all share and create every day. 11. Our dog, Reba, a yellow lab mixed with greyhound, unicorn and polar bear, travels with us. 12. Louisa is a classically trained pianist. 13. Dan loves ice cream.

16. The peacock has become a sign of spiritual guidance: “Those who choose to lead must follow…”

A 5-Second Films Christmas Brian Firenzi and Paul Prado Two of the masterminds behind the highly successful and often hilarious 5-Second Films (the pair and others make a new one every weekday) tackle the holidays with weirdness and humor that won’t surprise fans of the site. Download the album for whatever price you’d like at Favorite track: ”N64.”

17. Both are influenced by The Grateful Dead as well as Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Elephant Revival and so much more. 18. We have enlightened many on the west coast of the fact that North Dakota and South Dakota are two completely different states.

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19. We are in the midst of developing a program called The Copoema Project, aimed at connecting kids across the country through poetry, music and technology.

Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, the solo act of former Get Up Kids/Coalesce member James DeWees has returned from retirement to produce an absolutely entertaining power-synthpop album with songs about bulldog love advice, Royal Rumble 1992, and the racism of Robo-Fonzie. It will make dance party sense. Trust me.

20. After returning to South Dakota for the holidays, our tour sends us back to the warmer states until the spring. Follow The Copoetics on their journey at

Favorite tracks: “37,” “Who Needs Another Drank,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Ralph’s.”

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About the author: Joe O’Sullivan is a writer and journalist living in Rapid City. His fiction has appeared in Chagrin River Review, The Squawk Back, Frostbite, as well as two previous issues of 605 Magazine (January and October of 2010).

BETTY BEETHOVEN A rusted fence, three-and-ahalf headstones: twenty years and the cemetery across the street from your house hasn’t grown. Ernest A. Sweetman’s grave is holding up well, in fact. It’s my preferred November night seat. But change is out here somewhere, like a dim fog stretching across the gravel road between us. Everything looks as it did last year. Wait–the chimes. The cheap tin dangling from your front porch has finally shut up. They were your mother’s idea. She conspired with the wind to keep us all awake, you’d say. It’s a windy town, this one, I’d say. Too much sky. Where does the wind hide tonight? I can’t say. I peer through the night, seeking out the chimes. Slivers of silver, there they Graphic by C. T. Miner

be. A silent touchstone, they hang just feet beneath your bedroom. That wallpapered kingdom where in fifth-grade you began bleating french horn. No one expected you to become the swan of sounds, the soaring songstress, the Betty Beethoven of Beresford. Where was that symphony you played with? Chicago? Detroit? I bought the LP so long ago, the label has faded like a sun-bleached blanket. I still spin it every Sunday. The boom of timpani, the rush of strings, your melodies skimming above them like a racing yacht. You made music happen to me. Somewhere across the cropland, a cheap diesel engine advances. Autumn deepens quicker than ever, always. Are you up there, tonight, keeping warm in your bedroom? Flipping through old sheet music?

Fingering those three keys? Finding the perfect score? You always were picky. Which color rose means what? I can’t say. Cinnamon gum sticks to the roof of my mouth, leeching the scotch from my gums. Pink is love. But so is red. Or is red just guts? Black roses don’t exist, at least that’s what the florist says. White is gentle, malleable, meaningless. Meaningless: the most meaningful of all. The diesel engine rumbles louder and blooms into a pair of high beams that scratch the road. I sink into the weeds. The driver, will he nose into your garage? Does he hold the key to your door? Have you set out dinner? Will there be a movie in the front room afterward? I imagine the glow of the TV blasting through the picture window, dousing the coven of stars above me.

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The truck passes. They always do. I shake off my crouch, straighten my peacoat and plant my ass back on Ernest A. Sweetman. I imagine you surrounded by jeweled elephants, performing at the circus. Your melodies dance light and sweet, whispering at slackjawed kiddos. They haven’t yet discovered the shudders hiding beneath the swells and trills. Give them time. But it’s autumn. The circus has flown south. Your house is a derelict. No elephants, no kiddos, no melodies, no solos. Not even wind enough to bother the chimes. You’d be surprised I still live nearby, or you wouldn’t. Under a full moon, I’m a 45-minute walk from you. A little longer through darkness. You’d be surprised how I turned out, took over pop’s grocery shop and became the cheese king of the great plains. Still, I remember the way your blonde hair rippled as you giggled when I revealed my math scores. Guess that’s what did it. And where did you wind up? Paris? Montreal? You weren’t at the 10 year reunion. Or the 20 year reunion. Or your father’s funeral. Or your sister’s wedding. Dutiful soldier, I showed at each. Some say you tour under a stage name. Some say you became a recluse. Some say you died in Europe, or Toledo. I can’t say. I used to imagine bumping into you at a barn wedding, or at the drive-in. We’d snicker, remembering the time Mrs. Ticks made that boy with the stutter recite his phonics for two hours. Th-th-th-th-therapy. We’d huddle over who knocked up who, who found Jesus, who died too young. You’d tell me how you got divorced. I’d be wearing my suit, or at least a decent polo. You’d ask where I’ve been. I’d impress you. If your mother still lived here, she’d rue the condition of the picket fence. It leans toward the road like a line of spears, ready to defend against the eager young farm boys who sought you out. I painted them one summer, eggshell, about five years back. They’ve gone and faded again. I’ll get to it again, sometime. I bid Ernest A. Sweetman goodbye and make him a promise: more scotch next year. I cross the gravel road to your lawn and swing carefully over the fence. I lose my gum in weeds, but my balance holds. The clutch of white roses keeps safely bunched in my hand. Fanned out for you to count, they take their place on your front porch atop a pyre of yellowed, rolled-up newspapers. I retreat the way I came, picking my gum out of the grass and washing it down with scotch. Tonight’s moonlight reigns like a fat, yellow pat of butter. Forty-five minutes to home. I make time, the gravel chomping at my boots. After all, the wife’s expecting me.

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“I got those at Hunt and Gather in Minneapolis,” she said of her vintage letters in her office. “It’s a huge, junky shop. They just have crazy stuff everywhere.”

ABBY BISCHOFF Walking into the home of Abby Bischoff, 31, scented candles fill the nostrils with floral scents and her grandparents’ vintage record player vibrates the eardrums with indie rock. “Is that loud?” she asked sarcastically about the music while opening the front door, letting out one of her signature laughs. Cool, blue colors take over her living room, and one thing is hard to ignore the moment you set your eyes on the interior of her house: there are cows everywhere. “I grew up on a farm, and my parents still raise Hereford cattle,” she explained. Her mantle proudly displayed her newest cow addition—an old sign given to her by friends who found it in a farm near Gettysburg, S.D. (pictured opposite page, bottom left). “We’ve done a little research and found it was an actual Hereford ranch in South Dakota,” she said.

Leaning against the tin sign is a framed print from the coffee table book by Catherine Ledner, Animal House. “This lady brought all kinds of different animals into houses with weird carpet and weird colored walls and then photographed them,” Bischoff continued, “and the cow in there was a Hereford cow with its tongue out.” The mantle itself has a story, as Bischoff and her mother found it at Benson’s Flea Market when she first moved to Sioux Falls years back. One of the reasons she fell in love with it was because it was in the color palette she knew she wanted to use throughout the house. But she almost didn’t get it home that way. She recalled, “The guy who was selling it was like, ‘You know, you could just really strip the paint off here really eas-

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“They’re all shows I’ve gone to,” Bischoff said of her concert poster art.

ily,’ and he started picking paint off and we’re like, ‘Stop!’” Set against the mantle is treasured memorabilia from her time working at the Sioux Falls Arena—a guitar covered in famous signatures. “The signatures are all the performers that were there, like Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood… that Miranda Lambert who’s really popular with the kids nowadays,” she said with a laugh. A really special piece in her living room is the coffee table that used to belong to her grandparents. “We never had a coffee table growing up. We’d always lie underneath the coffee table when we were little kids and watch TV,” she said. “I remember being underneath that coffee table and watching The Monkees.” She added, “Maybe that’s why I’ve never been able to find a coffee table that I’ve been willing to commit to buy, because none of them are as good as that coffee table.” Another special piece is in her kitchen—a painting from her time spent in Africa in college (pictured page 24, top right). “I remember the booth we were at, I think we were still in Ghana,” she recalled. “The people we were with, you know, it was fun to barter. It came out to about $20 in American dollars and everyone kept telling me, ‘Hey, you can get it cheaper.’ I was like, ‘It’s only $20! It’s beautiful!’ I can’t imagine how long it took to create.” One of the most important rooms in the house is her home office, as she spends a lot of he time there with her modern portraiture business, Flock Studio. “It’s easy to get distracted. I always joke that I have a carbon monoxide leak in my house, because around 1:30 p.m. every day I’m real drowsy,” she laughed. “And that’s the moment when I make myself go to Queen City Bakery or a

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coffee shop.” Since recently becoming creative logistics director for OTA, Bischoff has worked from home at night. This led to her starting a Facebook page late one night while images were processing with some of her random images she’s taken of abandoned houses strewn throughout South Dakota. “Over the course of a few nights, I put up a few photos and hit publish and liked it myself,” she said. By the end of 24 hours it was at 2,000 likes. I was like, ‘Eh, that’s weird.’ It was at 10,000 likes by three days.” Now past 25,000 likes, viewers are asking for products like prints, coffee table books and calendars. “It’s been wild,” Bischoff said. “I’ve always thought it was a dark, weird thing to be fascinated with, because they are sad and a bit lonely, so the fact that it resonates with so many people kind of shows it appeals to us and the humanity of the homes.” When it’s time to relax from all the everyday hustle and bustle, it’s easy to see that television keeps her sane. Bobbleheads of Michael Scott, Jim Halpert and Dwight Schrute from The Office sit on her windowsill, friends Cory and Megan Myers gave her a cross stitch of Joel McHale from Community and a screen print is framed in a photo collage made by local artists Cassie Medema, Andrew Osborn and Andrew Brynjulson that Bischoff had created for a series finale party of Lost. Everything in her house has significance, and that is what makes a house a house, according to Bischoff. “I’ve lived on my own for a while now, so it’s definitely taken a long time to accrue all of this,” she said. “It has to be meaningful to be comfortable in it.” Find Abandoned: South Dakota on Facebook for the latest updates on her project, visit for her business and check out to learn more about OTA. When asked of the

themes in her house: “TV and creatures. Squirrels, birds, cows… obnoxious glitter cows.”

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Mama’s Phried & Phillys 111 1/2 E. 10th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (605) 275-9185

MAMA’S PHRIED & PHILLYS Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life. -The Help If you were to tell me that the owners of Mama’s Ladas could open another restaurant with a completely different feel and create another mouth-watering menu in downtown Sioux Falls, I’d tell you to shut your mouth. I would then promptly apologize, because they did, in fact, do just that. Matt and Jayme Mothershead have done it once again, keeping “Mama” busy in the kitchen with fried chicken and cheesesteaks instead of enchiladas this time around. Once the Hamburger Inn, this tiny and quaint eatery can fit just about 10 people at once, so the first day I tried to get in there was no room. After successfully finding a spot at the bar later that week, I noticed a few smart people called for take-out. But quite honestly, I would rather get the whole ambience of the soul music jamming on the stereo and the (sometimes intense) heat of the fryers. First off, how you’re treated when you go out to eat speaks volumes. We were almost right on the nose for opening time and knocked on the locked door. After a minute, the owner, Matt, opened up and told us they just started their first batch of chicken. Let it be known (especially because he wants it to be) that a guy in our group (otherwise known as my husband) is from Philadelphia. Going into this, he was ready to let the judging commence as “no one can do it better.” His heart might have skipped a beat when he ordered and they asked if he wanted Swiss cheese or CHEESE WHIZ on his sandwich. Cheese Whiz... how they serve it in the homeland. Boom, we each ordered “wit” and got a side of fries. I or-

dered a drumstick as well, and be still my heart you can just order drumsticks. You know how everyone usually fights for it? Now it’s all yours in a basket. I really enjoyed the simplistic nature of things, just like at Mama’s Ladas. Your options for beverages? Pop or water. Sides? Chips, fries, country style potato salad. One piece of chicken up to a 25-piece? Don’t mind if I do. Let’s just say when I ate my drum stick, it was like my mouth was making sweet love to it. The crunch level was perfection, and the seasoning was savoring. One of the girls from my office went back a couple days later and was enjoying her chicken when one of the guys behind the counter gave her another piece and said, “You have to try this one, it’s way crunchier.” Is this real life?! It’s the facts... · The wife, Jayme, is the woman behind Mama’s Ladas. The Papa, or husband, Matt, is behind Mama’s Phried & Phillys. · Matt and Charles Tillman behind the counter have been friends since Matt was born. · The chicken is spiced twice and is marinated for 24 hours. The flour has spice in it as well. · Mama’s Phried & Phillys is 1/3 the size of Mama’s Ladas, and both are the smallest buildings in downtown Sioux Falls. · The meat in the Philly is a rib-eye roast.

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(ATMOSPHERE) I love the small atmosphere where you can pull up to the bar and have them slide down your soda can and bring you your basket one foot away. The only problem is that you have to get there in time to claim your spot, otherwise it’s hard/awkward to stand around and wait. (SERVICE) Our service would have been perfect, except for when it was time to pay. The people coming in with to-go orders came before us, so we had to wait for a line of around five or six to get their order and pay before we had our cards grabbed. It was a week after opening though, and they even had signs up apologizing for crazy service. Otherwise, the guys behind the counter are super nice and are jamming out to music while making your food cooked to order. (TASTE) So good! And did I mention super affordable? Want a piece of chicken? $1! The cheesesteaks are $6.50, making it a quick and cheap lunch downtown. Whether it’s the perfectly-seasoned chicken or the Philadelphia-approved cheesesteak, it’s a win. Not to mention even the seasoning on the fries made me do a happy dance.

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“I just got the idea to try and put together an art show that would be for the benefit of feeding South Dakota,” said DenOtter.

THE DETAILS: WHERE: 8th & Railroad Center WHEN: Dec. 6 & 7 | 5-9 p.m. & 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. HOW MUCH: Free (donations encouraged)

ARTISTS AGAINST HUNGER The holiday season often includes bringing family and friends together around a table laden with food, but for too many South Dakotans there is never a full table of food, even at Christmas. According to, 49 million Americans struggled to get enough to eat in 2012. Many of these people depend on food pantries to help fill their cupboards. In order to keep a supply of food available, many organizations sponsor events to donate money or groceries to the South Dakota food pantries.  One such event, the Artists Against Hunger 9 show will be held this month in Sioux Falls.  The AAH benefit was started five-and-a-half years ago, and this December’s show will be the ninth installment of this bi-annual event.  According to founder and co-coordinator of AAH Greg DenOtter, he was inspired by a local news broadcast that revealed that donations for the state food pantry and Feeding South Dakota were down.  “I just got the idea to try and put together an art show that would be for the benefit of feeding South Dakota,” DenOtter said. Twelve artists participated in the first show, but for this month’s show around 45 will be contributing.  One of the artists who participated in the previous AAH events is Lacey Lee, whose artwork consists mainly of watercolor or acrylic paintings of monsters.  “I find myself creating a lot of sasquatches,” she said. “If I were to pick a movie to compare my work to, it would be Beetlejuice. “ Another veteran AAH artist, Carly Zebell, describes her work as “a mixture of abstract and realSubmitted Image.

ism.” She likes to juxtapose real subjects with surreal backgrounds. Her love of layered, bright colors is also evident in her work. Both of these artists appreciate the atmosphere, exposure and significance of this event and contribute a percentage of their sales to the cause. But other artists choose to donate directly either through cash or food items.  However the artists choose to contribute, it all adds up.  DenOtter estimates that the previous eight AAH shows have raised 42,000 lbs. of food for Feeding South Dakota.  The show has a diverse offering that includes the South Dakota State Poetry Society and South Dakota’s Poet Laureate David Allen Evans, who will be doing live readings. The Main Stage Ballet and Dance Academy will also be performing on Saturday afternoon. Outside of the traditional artistic world, past shows have had belly dancers and a pin-striper in attendance.  As Zebell describes, this is “an event filled with creatives, food, drinks, family and friends… It usually feels like Christmas morning.” The Artists Against Hunger show runs Dec. 6 from 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. It will span three floors of 8th & Railroad Center in downtown Sioux Falls.  Attendance is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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Pull out your pen and check these items off your list this month!

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WINTER MARKET AND SANTA IN THE SQUARE Dec. 7 & 14 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Main Street Square, Rapid City Price: Free More info: Enjoy ice skating, shop the market and bring the little ones to share their list with Santa Claus. BONUS! Check out local vendors with items perfect for placing under the tree or in stockings.

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STORYBOOK ISLAND CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHT DISPLAY Dec. 13-23| 5:30-8:30 p.m. Storybook Island, Rapid City Price: $2 per person More info: Walk through and marvel at the thousands of twinkling lights amidst special storybook characters. Enjoy concessions selling cookies, hot cocoa and apple cider. BONUS! Santa, live reindeer and the Santa Express (big enough for children and grown-ups) will be there.

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SECOND ANNUAL SIOUX FALLS SANTACON Dec. 14 | 3-9 p.m. Downtown Sioux Falls Price: Free More Info: SantaCon is a pub crawl (must be 21+) with a plethora of Santas and other holiday characters. What started in 1994 in San Francisco is now becoming a regular downtown Sioux Falls holiday tradition. Meet in your Santa garb at Wiley’s Tavern for drink specials 3-4:30 p.m. (only Santas qualify). Continue to visit three other pubs downtown that will be sure to have plenty of other festive drink specials waiting. BONUS! Meet at Wiley’s Tavern to be in the SantaCon group picture.


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Dec. 14 & 21| 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (10 a.m. the 21st) Downtown Sioux Falls Price: Free More info: Bring your camera and take photos with Santa for no extra charge! Make sure to work on your holiday shopping while you’re downtown. BONUS! Every Saturday until Christmas, enjoy free horsedrawn wagon rides loading in the plaza by 12th and Phillips from noon to 4 p.m.


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here are two new players in the South Dakota market for local t-shirts. Both hope to fill the need of representing hometown glory literally on your sleeve. Both are based out of Sioux Falls. And, oddly enough, both are owned by cousins.

STONE CO. Scott Eckland, 24, and Alex Anderson, 25, have been close their entire lives and started screen-printing shirts for random events and themes a year ago. After a while, they wanted to design something they would actually put on with pride. “We started out doing custom screen printing, but after about eight or nine months we realized we wanted to make shirts kids are proud to wear, not just novelty shirts and cheesy family reunion shirts,” said Eckland. Hoping to start out the company as a charity, they planned to name it Cornerstone Clothing Company. “The name came from the idea that we wanted to be a building block for other charities,” said Eckland. Their plans to sell their shirts in support of charity didn’t pan out, as it didn’t seem feasible at the time. Refocusing, they decided on Stone Co. With “We are the Stone” as their tagline, their clothing business is aimed at those who share their same interests in skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, snowmobiling and “basically anything with wheels or a board and gets your blood pumping.” Anderson said, “We make sick threads and accessories for bros all over. Whether you shred or skate, race or ride, we’ve got the gear to cover your back and make you look sick.” Other items include tanks, hoodies, snowmobile and dirt bike graphics, hats, cell phone cases, wristbands, skateboards and more. Currently they have an online shop at, and are in the final stages of having product available at local retailers (they have recently con-

firmed they will be in Sun ‘N Fun Specialty Sports by year’s end). Because of their passion for the outdoors, many of their designs are inspired by the Black Hills. Every design (personally screen printed on by the duo) is first drawn out until they feel it’s ready to move to the next phase. “Each shirt we create starts out with us sketching out a bunch of ideas for designs and refining them until we have a product we want to bring to the computer,” said Eckland. This can mean little sleep, as they both have full time jobs during the day. Anderson is an engineer at Integra Plastics and Eckland is a graphic designer at AlphaGraphics. “We’ve had a lot of times where we were staying up until 4 a.m. to finish orders,” said Anderson. “Trying to juggle [work] with basically another full time job has the recipe for working very late nights then getting up and doing it all over again.” As new business owners, they have had support from other entrepreneurs through the process. “Being a young business owner is honestly amazing,” said Anderson. “We’ve had a lot of help from other local businesses and that is always nice to see. I’m grateful to be part of such a great family community.” They’re also grateful about where their roots are, which is why they do what they do. “I think it’s important to keep it local and have a local theme, because I’m proud to be a South Dakotan,” said Eckland. “We live in the best state in the U.S.” Eventually they want to follow

through with their initial plan to have a charity, as they are very involved already with volunteering. “We both have hearts for missions and go on mission trips regularly,” said Eckland. “This summer I was in the Philippines working with an organiza-

tion that rescues girls from sex trafficking, and Alex was in Guatemala building and distributing wheelchairs to people who couldn’t afford them. We would really like to have a hand in that in our day-to-day life.” They also hope to work for them-

selves full time one day, but if not, they’re doing what they love anyways. Eckland said, “All we really want to do is build a community around our brand for people like us who are proud of where they are from and proud of the things they do that define them…”

INDYWORX As expected, cousins Christopher Hamze and Parker Stewart have found working with family is a task in itself at times. “Like any relationship, it has its ups and downs,” said Hamze. “A lot of sarcastic humor going back and forth, but in the end, we both really want this business to succeed and will do anything to make it work.” Their determination has taken them far since they opened in May 2013 as INDYworx with their print shop on 1100 East 15th Street. That’s not to say determination doesn’t also come with entertaining moments. “When we got our first printer, we stupidly decided we didn’t need a fork lift, so we moved the printer into place with four car auto jacks,” recalled

Hamze. “Quite a funny sight.” Hamze and Stewart use a digital tshirt printer called a Kornit 931DS. “It’s like a huge Inkjet Printer that prints on shirts instead of paper,” he described. That printer could have been short lived during their moving weekend. Luckily, like clever entrepreneurs, they improvised. “When we first moved into our space, our heater died. If the printer freezes, it can cost you $20,000, so until the heater got fixed we set up two propane heaters,” said Hamze. “We went through a tank of propane every eight hours, so someone had to constantly change the tanks.” The creativity of the shop is apparent right when you pull up with a giant

mural on the outside, painted by artist Solomon Carlson (pictured in table of contents). It took six weeks to complete. “We hated the white wall and decided we needed to cover it up,” said Hamze. “The inspiration was to show that we can pretty much make anything and make dreams come true.” When it comes to merchandise, that statement seems pretty accurate. Their website states that they not only provide customers with high quality apparel with no minimums, they also

make fulfillment 100 percent automated for them. They also set up e-commerce websites and ship the merchandise to supporters (and even offer free in-town delivery in Sioux Falls). INDYworx also prints on items like notebooks, Minifigs, nail polish, iPhone cases, USB drives and more. Some of the current websites they run are, a licensed college merchandise site, imsoomaha. com, that sells “I’m So Omaha”-themed apparel, and their first baby, ImINDY.

“imINDY is still going strong, just the focus is changing,” said Hamze. “At first it was all local hip hop, and now we’re gearing more towards rock and country.” imINDY was designed to “empower the artist from the beginning of their journey to the peak of their potential and sustain that success level.” The company is there to provide them with merchandise and create a website for them at little cost to no cost because the pair is passionate about music. Art-

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ists make at least 50 percent of profits. “Parker went to audio engineering school in the Cities and is really entrenched in the local scene,” explained Hamze. “He really wanted to help out the local independent artists, but we soon found out those guys don’t like to pay their bills, so now it’s geared more towards mid-level artists.” INDYworx also recently launched 605 Magazine’s merchandise website,, with original designs by local artists that have light-hearted Midwest themes. Both t-shirt companies have worked hard to create looks that South Dakotans can relate to and would give anyone the advice to jump at their ambitions. “Just do it,” said Hamze. “It will probably be a lot of long days and nights, but there is nothing like having

a dream and going for it.” “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” said Anderson. “Keep your axe to the grindstone and do something unique. Don’t let the shortcomings bring you down. Hard work and sacrifice pays in the end.” For more info on the companies, find them on Facebook or visit and


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“I loved the idea right away,” said musician Allen Goodroad. “It was a blast to get to meet so many talented and involved people. I had a riot and was very excited to be involved.”

605’S WE ARE THE WORLD On Saturday, Nov. 16, over 20 South Dakota artists and public figures got together at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls to film a local rendition of We are the World. The original song was recorded for charity by Quincy Jones and written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie for USA for Africa in 1985 with famous musicians like Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Bob Dylan and more. Vaney Hariri, known as V the Noble One, met with 605 Magazine to plan out a mixture of different musical genres and familiar faces in the community to come together for a good cause during the holidays. “Naturally I’m thinking it’s only maybe the greatest collection of musical talent on one project ever, sure why not, let’s do it,” joked Hariri. A wrap party will be held at Icon Lounge on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. where the video will be premiered, followed by holiday covers by participating artists. There also will be carol roulette with audience participation. Entrance donations for The Salvation Army will be collected at the door. A lot of the musicians enjoyed getting together with other artists they’ve never met due to conflicting schedules. “I loved the idea right away,” said musician Allen Goodroad. “It was a blast to get to meet so many talented and involved people. I had a riot and was very excited to be involved.” Image by Dan Thorson Photography.

He teamed up with The Union Grove Pickers musician and Sioux Empire Rock-a-Betty Erin Castle for their portion of the song. “It was a privilege to work with such a diverse and wonderful group of people and for a great cause,” said Castle. Others included Chef Dominique of Chef Dominique’s Catering and Banquet Facility, KSFY’s Shawn Cable, Sioux Falls Santa, Sioux Falls Stampede’s mascot Stomp and Mayor Mike Huether. “It’s not often I get to showcase my songbird-like singing voice, but to be able to share the microphone with the likes of Santa Claus, Bigfoot, Stomp and the mayor of Sioux Falls is a memory I’ll treasure forever and be able to impress my grandkids with some day,” said hip hop artist Gabriel Night Shield. “What was nice about the day was that everyone mingled and let loose, so for the non-singers (throw me in that bunch) it took a lot of pressure off, and with the level of singing talent in that building to not have any egos is rare and a testament to all the great people we have in our scene,” said Hariri. Come watch the premiere Dec. 13 at Icon Lounge and meet the participants with eggnog and caroling. Celebrate the scene, community and The Salvation Army.

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Name: Kari Popham Ages: 30 Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D. Specialty: Baker

“I have to admit that it took me a little while to figure out how to make three-dimensional fondant molars look cute as cupcake toppers!”

KARI POPHAM Kari Popham likes to sweeten up the world with her confectionery business Sugar’s Baked Good and Sweet Treats. We chatted with the entrepreneur about the upcoming holidays and what delicacies she’s gotten herself into her first year. When did you start your business and what inspired you to start it? Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet Treats officially opened for business in January of 2013, but I have been baking all my life. I’ve always loved the blend of science and artistry that comes with the creation of delicious and unique recipes. Before opening Sugar’s, I worked as a corporate event planner in Chicago for six years. While I loved it, I found that I wasn’t able to exercise my creative side as much as I would have liked. Operating the bakery gives me the opportunity to apply my creative and business skills every day. Where did the name come from? The name originated from the nickname my husband gave me years ago. He says he calls me Sugar because he thinks I’m so sweet (cue the sappy music). In fact, I don’t

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think he has called me Kari in about six or seven years. I thought it was a perfect way to incorporate something personal into the name of the bakery, while still reflecting the mission of the business… to provide deliciously sweet treats. What types of sweets do you create? In the bakery, I create all types of treats, from Chocolate Chip Banana Bread to Baklava Cups to endless flavors of cupcakes. The majority of my menu is available in both mini and standard-sized treats, so there are options to fit any type of event. While planning the menu, I made sure that I offered a variety dessert options because, while some people are crazy about cupcakes, others may prefer tarts, or cheesecake, or fudge. I like to describe the menu items as unique, yet unpretentious. What have been some of the craziest requests you have received for custom creations? I love working with my customers to take an idea and

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transform it into something that is both delicious and visually striking. I’ve created everything from a three-dimensional baseball cake to the tree stump from The Giving Tree to a three-foot map of the United States covered with regionally-flavored cupcakes and cheesecake. Probably the most unique custom request so far has been for a young girl who had recently lost a tooth. She wanted to celebrate her birthday with a Tooth Fairy themed cake and cupcakes. I have to admit that it took me a little while to figure out how to make three-dimensional fondant molars look cute as cupcake toppers! Tell us about your cupcake decorating parties. For just $8 per person, you receive two ‘naked’ cupcakes per guest, up to three flavors of frosting in piping bags, and a variety of toppings and sprinkles. Also included, if desired, is personal instructions on how to create the perfectly topped cupcake treat. Since it is (almost) as much fun to decorate a cupcake as it is to eat one, this is a perfect activity for birthday parties, showers, holiday gatherings and more.

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What are some trends you have noticed in dessert? While classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla and red velvet are as popular as ever, there has been a trend in desserts toward more “adult” flavor components, such as bacon, espresso, bourbon and beer. Treats aren’t just for the kids anymore! Another trend that has been very popular lately is the move to mini-sized desserts. Mini cupcakes, mini pies, mini tarts and more are a fun way to provide fingerfood sized treats at a special event.











What’s your favorite non-sweet food? I would have to say that my favorite non-sweet food is homemade Margherita pizza… followed up by a tasty dessert [laughs]. Any events or specials in December people should know about? In December we’ll have a fun build-it-yourself Gingerbread House Kit, some awesome gift basket options filled with unique and sharable sweet treats and a ton of holiday treat platters that are perfect for bringing to the office or a family gathering. For more info on Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet treat, find them on Facebook, visit or call (605) 521-1631.

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bio: Tracy Kirby’s roots and heart are in the Hawaiian Islands, but destiny has led her to the prairie. She is a wandering traveler, a wife to a dashing Sioux Falls native, a mother to a 2-year-old daughter and 145-pound bear puppy, a freelance writer, and a lover of souls.

Illustration by Liz Long.

SEEING CHRISTMAS IN A NEW LIGHT In America, Christmas gift-giving can in a lot of ways be characterized by one word: Frantic. Think about it; all across the country people are waiting in frantic lines at frantic stores buying gifts from frantic employees. Then they drive home in frantic traffic, frantically wrap the presents, only to be opened by another frantic person on Dec. 25. I feel frantic just thinking about it. And somehow I don’t think they had frantic in mind when Christmas was dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year.” Now, lest you be misled, I must first say that overall, I love the holiday season. I love Christmas. I also love giving gifts, especially to my daughter. (And hello, who doesn’t love self-giving). But this year, my husband and I are approaching a stage with our daughter where she is actually starting to understand this whole gift concept--as opposed to simply trying to choke on the wrapping paper like last year. And because of her enlightenment, I am looking at Christmas in a whole new light as well. What does all this frenzied holiday brouhaha say to our little ones about Christmas and the true spirit of giving? How can we teach her it’s not just about getting everything you want around the Christmas tree? And how do we do this when society shouts otherwise and even her semi-perfect parents are prone to getting sucked into the Christmas buying vortex? (Just ... can’t .... stop .... clicking .... and .... buying ... Amazon Prime ... free shipping ... ). There have been a lot of parenting

blogs circulating around cyber space regarding similar topics. Some parents have suggested giving away a toy in order to receive any new toys for Christmas. Some have suggested having a limit to the things they can put on their “list.” Some have suggested throwing out the list completely. Others suggest throwing out gifts completely and giving their children an experience like a trip or adventure versus a tangible gift. I have to say these are all good thoughts. Well done thou parents of cyber space! I’m going to take this a step further, though. There is a popular saying that was first muttered by a man named Jesus who, coincidentally, is the guy who is said to have kicked off this whole Christmas thing, and he said, “Don’t value and hoard things that can be destroyed by things like rats or fire, but instead store up where they cannot be destroyed; in heaven.” No matter where you fall with how you feel about this Jesus character, I think we can all agree that’s pretty sound advice. Things break. Things get stolen. Things get lost. Things burn up. So, instead of getting all frantic and placing the utmost value about the stuff around the Christmas tree that will likely be destroyed some day (in our case by the 145-pound dog or bolting toddler), maybe we want to get crazy about the stuff that will truly last forever. My daughter is only 2 right now. And I don’t think she is going to grasp this concept right away. Let’s face it, I have seen how greed can body-snatch my

hazel-eyed, angel princess and turn her into a snarling, gnashing green-eyed monster. Mind you, again, she’s only 2. And all of us at any age have that same greedy monster. (Think 50-percent-offboots-with-free-shipping type greed. Mmm hmm. Exactly). So, my challenge for myself as a parent is to not feed that already powerful green-eyed monster that is waiting to body snatch us all. Especially not during the holidays. As I was writing this, I remembered a friend that accomplished this beautifully with her kids. Her question to them when Christmas came around was not, “What do you want for Christmas?” It was, “What would you like to give or do for someone for Christmas?” The emphasis was never on what they received, rather it was on what they gave. Poof. My mind was sufficiently blown. This Christmas time, come to reality. Gift give not out of obligation or the expectation of something in return. And gift-give of one’s self, not purchased from a frantic place, from a frantic employee or out of a frantic heart. Give sincerely, mirrored after the very first Christmas story. This is the type of giving I want desperately to teach my daughter, and by teaching I mean showcase it in myself. The true sacrificial giving that has the ability to take the frantic right out of Christmas and put the wonderful, beautiful part right back in.

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Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ‘80s. The identity of these three amigos have been altered to protect the innocent. Have a question for the Johns? Shoot an e-mail their way at




I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now, and he never will hang out with my friends. When my girlfriends want to get together, he makes other plans and seems to avoid it. What’s the deal?

My friend was in my car recently and blasted my volume when a good song came on. Now my speakers sound broken. How can I approach her and get her to fix it?

My brother doesn’t have a job this year. I know this sounds terrible, but does that mean I have to still get him a gift when I know he won’t get me one? -Anonymous (don’t judge)



JR: I had the same issue with my ex-

JR: I broke my mom’s speakers

JR: I haven’t had a job in three years,

girlfriend. She never wanted to hang out with my best friend’s mom and dad. So I kicked her to the curb. No one gets in between the three amigos.

jamming out to Miley Cyrus on the way to karate class. Mom said she is going take money from my pizza allowance. Hopefully your friend has a pizza allowance too.

and I sure as heck still expect presents. After all, I give everyone free admission to my Christmas Eve magic show.

JW: Well clearly your friends suck. Or he has another girlfriend on the side and uses that time to see her. Either way, you are now sufficiently depressed.

JT: That does seem disheartening that he doesn’t want to spend time with your friends since they are a big part of your life. I would sit him down and see what the issue is. Maybe he doesn’t get along with a particular friend? You will never know until you ask.

JW: When you see your friend next, hold a full glass of water over her MacBook Pro and say, ‘We need to have a discussion about breaking each other’s things.’ You’ll find that they will be open to a solution at that point.

JT: Unless you are 100 percent positive they broke the speakers, I wouldn’t bring it up. Money conversations can get ugly. If you are certain, sit them down and calmly talk about the matter and ask them what they would want if that happened to them and what would they be comfortable with to resolve it.

Illustration by Chuck Bennis DISCLAIMER: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except maybe John T’s.

JW: In the spirit of the holidays, I will give my one piece of good advice this year: Yes, get him a present. He probably feels bad enough about it already. ::shudders:: That felt weird... I think I just felt my black heart beat for the first time.

JT: The holidays are for giving and being together to celebrate love and what we believe in. Do something that will make them feel special since they seem to be in an off place. Don’t worry about who is getting what.

Thank you for an amazing 2013!

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20,000 Each year there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santas” across the United States. “Rent-a-Santas” usually undergo seasonal training on how to maintain a jolly attitude under pressure from the public. Sourced by

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The infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.

ASPIRE TO PERSPIRE When I saw SuiteSweat open at the Beakon Centre, I knew I needed to try it. I can sit in a sweatbox and burn calories? Sold. When I finally got the courage to go, I realized I didn’t know what it truly was. Set up like a tanning salon (a really fancy, spalike tanning salon of my dreams), each person has their own suite (or you can have more people in it with you if you desire—sweat party!). Each booth has a flat screen television with DirectTV, a radio/CD player, a comfy chair and the infrared sauna. Simply put Submitted Image.

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“I bleed Skyforce colors.”

EXAMPLE OF A BACK DAY WORKOUT: Pull Ups: (Variations of wide grip and close grip) 4x10-12 reps Lat Pull Downs: 4x10-12 reps Back Extensions: 4x10-15 reps Seated Cable Rows: 4x10-12 reps Dumbbell Rows: 4x10 reps Deadlifts: (Varies with weight. More weight = less reps; Less weight = more reps)

EXAMPLE OF A LEG DAY WORKOUT: Leg Press: (Consists of drop sets and varies with weight) Squats: (Varies with weight. More weight = less reps; Less weight = more reps) Hamstring Curls: 4x10-12 reps each leg Cable Kickbacks: 4x10-15 reps each leg Calf Raises: 4x10 reps Weighted Lunges: 3x10 reps

ASHLEY TAYLOR Not just hair, make up and high kicks. When the Sioux Falls Skyforce D-league Basketball team takes the court from late November until April, cheering them on from the sidelines are the members of the Force Dancers, including four year veteran Force Dancer and first year dancer manager, Ashley Taylor. Taylor, who was raised in Sioux Falls, is a surprisingly diverse athlete. She has a background in not only dancing, but competitive gymnastics and has state and national power lifting records that she still holds today. Despite her background, it is clear that her greatest love is dancing, an activity she started when she was three or four years old. Taylor brings that love and her dedication to everything she does both on and off the court.  What is your fitness conditioning during season?    The weight room is tied with my love of dancing. Weights are my hobby. I love challenging myself and pushing boundaries. I’ve been weight training on and off since I was 14. This past year, I’ve renewed my love for it. My routine currently consists of strength training five times a week, with two rest days (usually Force Dancer practice days). I break up different muscle groups and alternate different lifts each week. My cardio consists of dancing at practice. Sometimes I will do a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) treadmill workout, but I never go over 15-20 minutes.    Do you follow a special diet?   I try to stick to raw as best I can—whole grains, veggies, fruits, lean protein. I also don’t deprive myself. If I crave something, I pick the best possible alternative or enjoy it in moderation. It’s all about portion control and not feeling deprived. I’ve found that my body craves fruits or veggies before anything else now.  Submitted Image.

If I have had a great week of eating well, then I will enjoy a stack of protein pancakes or make a healthy pizza. If I crave something and I can’t make something as a healthier alternative, I eat it in moderation. Have you modified or changed your workouts over the years?    Yes. I always keep it fun. If I am feeling bored, I throw in yoga. I do change my training splits probably every four to five months or whenever I feel like something better works. And I change exercises on a weekly basis. It’s about keeping your body guessing and having fun at the same time.   Over the past four years with Skyforce, what would you say your biggest contribution has been?  With being a vet for three out of the four years, I’ve provided a leadership role. This year, I am not only a vet of four years; I am the coach. I’ve contributed choreography, my ‘give 110 percent every time’ personality, my time to help others and have made some great friendships. I bleed Skyforce colors. I’m loyal to the program. I do everything I can to make it the best it can be each and every year—whether that means extra time practicing to bring my best dance routines forward, helping other teammates with dances and workouts, doing extra appearances to get our name out to the public, helping with charities, anything I can do to create a positive appearance for the Force Dancer Program. To see Taylor, the rest of the Force Dancers and the SkyForce Basketball Team, check out their schedule at Sioux Falls.

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