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Kelsey Bewick – writer Kelsey is a recent South Dakota transplant; originally from Madison, Wis. When she can’t catch a Badger sporting event on TV, she’s busy exploring her new home via hiking trails and ski runs.

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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.

Aaron Vidal – intern Aaron is a senior journalism major at Augustana College. He is also a musician and pop-culture aficionado, and he takes his quest to find the best burger in Sioux Falls very seriously.

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SPRING FASHION SHOW Icon Lounge was filled with attendees awaiting local spring looks to hit the runway on March 29. A vintage show was put on by ELOFSON, and local designers Darling Vintage and Michelle&Olive revealed their new collections. The Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys also made an appearance at the all ages show. IMAGES BY BILL TETRAULT

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place downtown in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 15. Snow didn’t hold back thousands that came to watch and celebrate the Irish holiday, starting with a reading of the proclamations and the Painting of the Shamrock at 9th Street and Phillips. IMAGES BY BILL TETRAULT

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Sioux Falls Area

ENTERTAINMENT May 2 Downtown First Fridays

Downtown Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment the First Friday of every month downtown! This month, enjoy the Art & Wine Walk! A wide variety of artists and wine samples await, as you visit locations on both sides of the river in Downtown Sioux Falls from 5– 9 p.m. Viewing the art and meeting artists is free, and for just $15, you’ll get a wristband to enjoy sampling wine at each location. You can also purchase wine by the glass for $5. For more info, visit www.dtsf.com or call (605) 338-4009.

Ipso: All This & More

Ipso Gallery @ Fresh Produce. 6-8 p.m. Ipso Gallery presents “All This & More,” two-and three-dimensional work from Shannon Frewaldt and Kristyn Weaver. Weaver uses everyday subjects and objects to create art that conveys the ridiculousness of its own creation. Frewaldt uses recognizable materials to produce pieces that feel at once both alien and familiar. Both artists create work that overwhelms our senses, and then gives us—and asks of us—more. For more info, visit www. pickfresh.com/ipso or call (605) 275-2191.

May 3-4 Black Hills Wholistic Health Expo

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $2 adult, 10 and under free with paying adult.

SculptureWalk eXpo

Washington Pavilion. Noon-6 p.m. | Noon-4p .m. The SculptureWalk eXpo is an annual event that displays hundreds of world class sculptures for buyers and admirers. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to hone their sculpture-making skills with free seminars and chat with the 30-plus renowned artists that will be attending the event.

May 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 | 31 Farmers Market Saturdays

Falls Park Farmers Market | Sioux Empire Farmers Market. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. You have two options downtown every Saturday, May through October, to enjoy fresh produce and locally grown items! Located at Falls Park across from the horse barn and in the parking lot of 8th & Railroad Center.

May 4 Cinema Falls presents NOW

Icon Lounge. 5:30 p.m. One of the most esteemed actors of our generation (Kevin Spacey) together with one of the most distinguished directors (Sam Mendes), and a mix of dedicated theater actors and legends (Bridge Project Company), brings to life one of the more remarkable theatre production, Richard III. Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW across 3 continents and over 200 performances. For more info, visit www. cinemafalls.com.

Rapid City Area

May 7 Ladies Craft Night

Museum of Visual Materials. May’s craft at the Museum of Visual Materials is Magnet Boards. Need a place to organize your notes, reminders and lists? We have the solution with magnet boards! All materials and supplies included for $5, and wine will be available for purchase $4 a glass! Ladies 18+ $5 at the door. Must pre-register by Friday, May 2 by noon at (605) 271-9500 or email: anna@sfmvm.com.

May 10 Cinco de Mayo Falls Park Fiesta

Falls Park. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Features a delicious array of ethnic food, beverages and lively Latin music. Check out games for the kids, and browse merchandise vendors in the scenic setting of Falls Park. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a family event that brings together the business and civic community of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the cultural gifts and heritage of the Latino people in our midst. For more info, visit cincofiesta.com/ index.html or call (605) 274-3735.

May 10 8th Annual Downtown Loft Tour

Downtown Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. During this self-guided tour, individuals will have the unique opportunity to view vacant and occupied lofts that would not otherwise be available for the public to view. Register the day of the tour at the Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. office from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The actual tour will take place between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 & under are free. For more info, visit www.dtsf.com.

Fruhlingfest & Spring Market

Main Street Square. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sample more 30 beers, including summer seasonal beers and beers from local breweries. Fruhlingfest will beheld in conjunction with Main Street Square’s Spring Market that includes local foods, crafts and other items.  Purchase your unlimited tasting ticket to enter the beer tent, at $20 plus a free pretzel necklace, online before 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, or the day of the event for $20. Entry for all ages is free. Enjoy music by The Copoetics. For more info, visit mainstreetsquarerc.com.


May 17 Family Fun Movie Night: Frozen

Main Street Square. 6-9 p.m. Brought in part by JDProductions. This event features games and dancing to music like chicken dance, hokey pokey, cupid shuffle, cha-cha slide and lots of prizes. Frozen will shown at dusk. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.

May 24 Medieval Dinner

Naked Winery, Hill City. 6-9 p.m. Tarot readings, belly dancers and jugglers with a five-course meal! Must RSVP. For more info, visit www. nakedwinerysd.com.

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GET INVOLVED May 3 Walk MS: Rapid City Walk

Club For Boys. 9-10:30 a.m. check-in. Choose one or three-mile outdoor, scenic route with a light lunch provided at end of walk. For more info, visit walkmnm.nationalmssociety.org.

All My Plastic Peoples 2

Dahl Arts Center. 6-9 p.m. In keeping with the trends of current creative urban culture, the Rapid City Art Council’s Find A Way Collective purchased a whopping 120+ Kidrobot designer blank vinyl “art toys” and distributed them to artists,’ both young and old, throughout the community to decorate for an art show and auction. DJ Micah will be performing and Chrissy Davies of Hot 93.1 will emcee. Opening bids begin at $15. All proceeds from the event will benefit youth arts programming, serving at-risk and underserved teens. For more info, visit www.thedahl.org.

May 10 Minnehaha Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The Master Gardener’s plant sale features a variety of locally grown plants. Master Gardeners are on hand to answer all your gardening questions. Proceeds support community gardens and scholarships at Southeast Technical Institute and South Dakota State University’s horticulture program.  Admission to the event is free. For more info, visit www.minnehahamastergardeners.org

March 15 Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Day

Main Street Square. A kick-off to National Prevention Week held May 1823 featuring community leaders and citizens sharing personal stories of living with mental illness, suicidal thoughts, attempts, or losing someone to suicide. Entertainment is provided by Sheltered Reality with free food provided. Mental health resources are available to all who attend.

March 17 March for Babies

Storybook Island. 9 a.m.- noon. Charitable walking event where business, youth groups, and family teams raise money for the March of Dimes. All proceeds go towards our mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Participates enjoy food, music, and fun with co-works, family and friends. For more info, visit www.marchforbabies.org/event/rapidcitysd.

SPORTS May 10 | 17 | Sioux Falls Storm

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

May 15 | 16 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 29 | 30 | 31 Sioux Falls Canaries

Sioux Falls Stadium. Times vary. For more info, visit sfcanaries.com.


May 17 Black Hills Wildfire Roller Derby

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 7 p.m. For more info, visit www. blackhillswildfire.com.

May 24 Rushmore Rollerz

Main Street Square. 6-8 p.m. The flat track is put down for Rapid City’s original derby team. For more info, visit www.rushmorerollerz.org.

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

May 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30 Emerging Artists Fridays

Dahl Arts Center. 5-7 p.m. Celebrating local and regional performing artists on the rise, and providing a nurturing place for them to be seen, heard and to grow. Free admission. First Friday: open mic, second: local/regional talent, third: local/regional talent, fourth: mentoring.

May 6 The Living Dead

Old Skoolz. 8 p.m. For more info, call (605) 338-9491.

May 10 Violet and We All Have Hooks for Hands

The District. 8 p.m. $10 adv/$15 day of show. For more info, visit www. thedistrctsf.com.

May 13 Pop Evil

The District. 7 p.m. With Escape the Fate, Avatar and Glamor of the Kill. $18 adv/$20 door. All ages. For more info, visit www.thedistrctsf.com.

May 16 Let It Ride Tour Official After Party Featuring Brian Davis

The District. 9:30 p.m. Free. For more info, visit www.thedistrctsf.com.

May 17 Damn Your Eyes EP Release/5 Year Anniversary The Nickel Spot. 8 p.m. Free. Last chance to see them before the fall. Featuring Relentless Approach (Omaha) and TBA.

May 21 Seether

The District. 7 p.m. With Blackstone Cherry and Redlight King. $25 general, $40 VIP. All ages. For more info, visit www.thedistrctsf.com.

May 22 Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

The District. 8:45 p.m. $17 adv/$22 door. For more info, visit www. thedistrctsf.com.

Check out our complete calendar at 605magazine.com and e-mail events to contact@605magazine.com by the 15th of the month prior to issue release date.

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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.


Afterparty by Daryl Gregory

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

Some people invented a new drug that you actually print with a new type of printer. Anyone with one of those babies can get high just by downloading a recipe. It’s all the rage with the kids, and there’s even a new church dedicated to the mindaltering drug. Now one of the inventors is on a mission to stop it.

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins

If you haven’t read Tom Robbins, then I suggest you check out his novels first. This is a collection of true stories from his crazy life.

Spademan used to be a New York City garbage man. It wasn’t a bad gig. He had a beautiful wife. He lived in New Jersey, of course. That was before the dirty bomb went off in Times Square. That was before half the population of New York City fled to get away from the fallout. That was before the elite started locking themselves in their high rise apartments, choosing instead to interact in a virtual internet world. This was before his wife was killed during the attack. Now Spademan is a garbage man of a different sort. Now, Spademan is a

killer for hire. He will kill anyone for a price. He doesn’t ask questions. He doesn’t want any back story. He just needs a name. And he only has one rule: He won’t kill children. This is not up for discussion. There is no gray area here. He gets a call about the daughter of a famous evangelist. The caller wants her dead. Spademan doesn’t care why. He doesn’t care who it is on the other end of the line. He only wants to know how old she is. There is no gray area. If she is 18, she’s as good as dead. So Spademan tracks her down. It turns out she has run away from home and is now going by the name Persephone. It turns out she is 18. But when it comes time to do the deed, Spademan discovers that she is pregnant. So it turns out that Spademan may have to make a new rule. That’s a pretty big gray area that he hasn’t dealt with before. So instead of killing Persephone, Spademan takes her in. He lets her stay in his apartment. He feeds her. And as he learns more about her father and his plans for his church, Spademan realizes that he has to do something. So he teams up with his expreacher friend and this hacker that he knows to take down a religious empire. Throw in a couple of hitmen working for the evangelist, and we have ourselves quite a story.

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Nymphomaniac Volume 1

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.

“INTELLECTUAL WITHOUT BEING PRETENTIOUS, THE MESSAGES IT STIMULATES DON’T SUFFER FROM DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.” You know a Lars Von Trier movie is good when it feels like you’ve just spent two educationally arousing hours in the university for the cinematically gifted. As soon as Von Trier announced that his next movie was going to be called Nymphomaniac, the general murmur from everyone was “there goes Lars again!” When he announced that it will be centred around one woman’s rampant sexual experiences with hundreds of partners and that it will be his longest movie ever, the general consensus was “that crazy Lars just doesn’t stop!” But what no one expected was that Von Trier was on his way to making his most accessible movie to date, while still managing to push envelopes, burn bridges, laugh in the face of etiquette and brandish his middle finger to the foppishness of society’s flimsy facade. After a prolonged darkness during which nothing but the organic sound of water drops on metal is heard, a bloody woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is revealed to be lying on the cobblestones. In the first of many outbursts of ingenuity, sounds of Rammstein barge in on the soundtrack, as if uninvited, while Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) quietly buys his milk and notices the unconscious woman in the alley. She prefers

a cup of tea with milk over an ambulance and the police, so Seligman opens his door to her and agrees to nourish her back to health. An unmistakable kind of magnetism instantly develops between the two and, importantly, with zero hint of sexual tension. Seligman sits transfixed by the bedside to hear Joe’s story and what brought her to this point of apathy and self-loathing. Joe tells her story in chapter form, and in Vol. 1 we are presented with the first five chapters. Between Seligman’s excitable interruptions to Joe’s narrative with comments on how her experiences parallel the art of fly-fishing and the sensational creativity that peppers the flashbacks with delightful visuals, it’s clear that these are some of the most inspired chapters from the Lars Von Trier library. Not only is Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 refreshingly funny in so many moments, but thanks to the playful structure, the intellectual dialogue and the fascinating personalities from Joe’s past (not to mention Joe and Seligman themselves) the picture is also incredibly compelling. The performances from Gainsbourg and Skarsgard are the anchors of a ship full of talent; Stacy Martin who makes her feature film debut as the

Young Joe, a pleasantly surprising Shia LeBouf and the greatest Uma Thurman outside of a Tarantino movie you’ll likely ever see. What makes Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 the best film of the year so far is that it’s a fusion of everything that makes us love cinema. It’s intellectual without being pretentious, the themes, motifs and messages it stimulates don’t suffer from delusions of grandeur. They really are that grand. Its invigorating entertainment is like a rare aphrodisiac you’ve only had in your dreams, making it almost impossible to turn away from the screen at any moment. It employs the means of cinema to the sophisticated degrees which erect the medium to the wonderful art form that it is. And it dares to enter places rarely visited by others in order to present a psychologically perturbing tale about the most taboo of human conditioning. In other words, if Vol. 2 is equally as impressive as Vol. 1, Lars Von Trier has surpassed himself and created a masterpiece.

9.1 out of 10

Nikola Grozdanovic Read full review: http://way2in.de/kp

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6.0 out of 10

Jonathan Andrews Read full review: http://way2in.de/l6

For No Good Reason is a unique documentary on the life and work of Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman. Framed as an extended interview conducted by Johnny Depp, the film features an impressive roster of appearances beyond its two headliners, including Terry Gilliam, Hal Willner and Richard E. Grant. Ultimately, the doc appears as another example of what’s become Mr. Depp’s “signature” style–dark, affected, and elaborately quirky. Yet putting these mannerisms aside, the film does afford viewers an interesting perspective on an important era. IT FELT LIKE LOVE

7.5 out of 10

Dustin Jansick Read full review: http://way2in.de/kv

It Felt Like Love is an intimate portrayal of a teenager’s struggle into adulthood that avoids exaggerating or sugarcoating circumstances in favor of genuinely convincing ones. Unlike its main character, the film remains completely patient and shows restraint with its approach, resulting in a film that is more of an ambiguous observation than a message-driven narrative. It Felt Like Love is the kind of film that a lot of people try to make, yet few rarely succeed in making. If not handled properly, the film can easily feel overly familiar, which makes it even more impressive that nearly everyone involved with the film was a newcomer. LE WEEK-END

7.1 out of 10

Colleen Munro Read full review: http://way2in.de/l5

If the success of films such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Philomena have proven anything, it’s that there is certainly an audience for films with older ensembles. Romance and excitement aren’t just for teenagers and 20-somethings, and even though Hollywood may be a young person’s game, there’s clearly a desire for movies with elderly protagonists, too. This is a movie that wins by letting its characters be complicated and messy. Le Week-End occasionally a touch too twee for its own good, but as the credits began to roll, I found myself surprised by how much of the film had left a quiet impact on me.

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MAY MUSIC PREVIEW Tech N9ne When: May 11 @ 7 p.m.; May 15 @ 8 p.m. Where: The District, Sioux Falls; Rushmore Plaza Civic Center How much: $25; $28 Details: One of the most prolific underground hip-hop artists of all time, Tech N9ne (the stage name of Aaron Yates) first honed his non-stop flow and popping delivery in 90’s rap collectives such as The Regime before co-founding his successful record label, Strange Music, in 1999. Despite a lack of mainstream recognition, the 42-year-old Yates’ dynamically gloomy and quirky style of hardcore rap has gained acclaim from industry insiders and the respect of younger artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa. Equally influenced by old-school hip-hop and classic rock artists such as Pink Floyd and AC/DC, Yates lyrically tackles topics ranging from spirituality to modern internet culture with blitzing fervor. Check out his latest solo effort, 2013’s Something Else, to hear the rumbling energy he’ll bring to the stage. For The District, visit www.thedistrictsf.com or call (605) 271-5600. For Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, visit www.gotmine.com or call (605) 394-4111. Brantley Gilbert’s Let It Ride Tour When: May 16 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Sioux Falls Arena How much: $25 – $30 Details: Often seen rocking a sleeve tattoo and the Dio-coined “horns” sign, Gilbert doesn’t look like the archetypal country crooner. With three number-one country hits under his belt, Gilbert prefers to match his gruff Georgian drawl with a hard-rock edge, juxtaposing his rural lyrical settings with hair-metal-esque guitar solos.

His upcoming third studio album, Just as I Am, is preceded by the lead single “Bottoms Up”–a stomping, mid-tempo track about raucous partying in a “quiet, little country town.” The Let It Ride Tour also features opening slots from two of country music’s most promising up-and-comers: Eric Paslay and Thomas Rhett, whose reverb-heavy love song “It Goes Like This” recently hit number one on the country airplay charts. For more details, visit www.sfarena.com or call (605) 367-7288. Judy Collins When: May 24 @ 8 p.m. Where: Deadwood Mountain Grand How much: $29 – $49 Details: 74-year-old singer/songwriter Judy Collins has gone down many stylistic paths during her truly illustrious career. Starting out as a classical pianist at the age of 13, she first found national recognition as a folkie contemporary of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Since then, Collins has lent her confident voice to pop, rock and standard tunes. Throughout her 50-year-plus career, Collins has remained significant thanks to her generationally resounding tunes, some of which have recently soundtracked episodes of AMC’s Mad Men and HBO’s Girls. For a taste of what

Collins has to offer, her most popular song–the Joni Mitchell-penned “Both Sides Now”–is a vibrant, flowery wash of strings and harpsichord. For more details, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com, or call (605) 559-0386. Various Artists at Ribfest When: May 29–31 @ Times Vary Where: W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls How Much: $30 for a four-day pass; or $10 Thursday, $15 Friday, $20 Saturday Details: This three-day festival features plenty of arts and entertainment, including headlining slots by three seminal 70’s/80’s rock groups. First up is Canadian arena rock group Loverboy on Thursday. Their sultry, yet upbeat brand of pop-rock won over audience in the group’s heyday, most notably with their amusingly brassy 1981 single “Working for the Weekend.” Then, on Friday, Australian “Jessie’s Girl” scribe Rick Springfield takes the stage to entertain audiences with a string of his popular hits. Finally, Saturday sees southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd close out the festival. This group made guitar enthusiasts everywhere swoon with their 1973 debut album, before reaching pop ubiquity with their classic 1974 ode to Southern living, “Sweet Home Ala-

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bama.” Featuring original singer Ronnie Van Zant’s younger brother Johnny, this is likely the only concert where shouting out a request for “Freebird” is genuinely appropriate. For more details, visit www.dennysanfordpremiercenter. com or call (605) 367-7288.

FEELING ALIVE On May 30, one of Sioux Falls’ hardest working native musicians will be returning home for the first time since last summer. El Dub is the stage name of charmingly inventive one-man-band Lee Walsh (El = L, and Dub = W; it’s his initials, get it?). Combining his own guitar, synthesizer and breezy beat-boxing using looping technology, Walsh creates a live backing track, while delighting audiences with his relaxed brand of reggae-inflected funk. He’s now been zig-zagging across the U.S. for almost two straight years, his non-stop work ethic resulting in 350 shows during that time. With a personality as equally sunny as his music, Walsh travels the country with his wife/manager Angie and 5-year-old daughter, an unusual touring arrangement that Walsh refers to as “simply awesome.” Having previously toured with the

more traditional “musicians-only” approach, Walsh found himself missing his daughter. “I didn’t get to see her much between practicing and touring,” he said. “Now I’m with her all the time, and music is my job… I couldn’t ask for more, I’m just stoked to be in the position I’m in.” Walsh is kicking off a busy summer with a homecoming show at Wiley’s Tavern with opening act Burbillies, a bluegrass band that performs sly, tongue-in-cheek covers of 80’s tunes. Aside from more touring, Walsh will be playing several summer festivals–such as Nebraska’s Love Fest in the Midwest– and hopes to finish his third solo album, tentatively titled Feeling Alive. For now Walsh is just excited to play his tightly-honed, road-tested music for the hometown crowd. “I love my Sioux Falls people,” Walsh said, “And I’m excited to play Frisbee golf. I’ve been touring coast-to-coast in over 35 states and I try to hit every Frisbee golf course I can. Sioux Falls’ is still top five, for sure.” El Dub’s homecoming show starts at 9 p.m. Friday, May 30 at Wiley’s Tavern downtown. There is no cover charge. For more details about the show, visit www. wileystavern.com or call (605) 336-0054. To learn more about El Dub and his music, visit www.eldubmusic.com.

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About the author: Dylan Jacobson is a visual storyteller from Sioux Falls. He’s been involved with writing, films and comics.

FISHING Growing up in South Dakota, I spent a lot of time outdoors with my father. His biggest passion has always been fishing. Somewhere between his love of fishing, and his interest in being a father, he decided to pass his passion along to me. Even when I was too young to hold a rod, or pull the hook from a walleye, he was bringing me along. The earliest days involved my toddler-self clumsily meeting the surface of the water with a splash, and losing dad the “big one”.     As the years churned on, I kept tagging along on his adventures, whether on open water or on ice. Dad’s intentions always Graphic by C. T. Miner

remained the same but mine began to evolve. In the beginning I was interested in being with my dad -- the most intelligent man in the world -- but my goal had changed to ensuring our good time, even if it meant lying.   Dad enjoyed ice fishing more than its summer counterpart; he even built an ice shack to make it more comfortable. It was a heavy monster, crafted from wood, metal and tarpaulin. Being too young to lend a helping hand, I would join him as he pulled the beast over snowdrifts and miles of ice in pursuit of catching fish. The homemade shack wasn’t pretty, but it suited us well.     The shack had one flaw, however. The bottom was perfectly

square. This made moving it more difficult on my father and following it more treacherous for me.   He had gone through a few ice augers, even one he’d built himself, making him an expert on driving holes through the thickest ice. Up and down, he’d drill as many holes as he could, to allow our legal limit of hooks in the water. The shredded ice rose up around the spinning auger blade, creating a cone that looked like a volcano, and purging water from the sleeping lake below.     If we couldn’t land a fish in one spot, we’d move the shack to another. Whenever dad moved it, the shack scraped across the ice it erased the shaved ice

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FREE SONICARE TOOTHBRUSH WITH NEW PATIENT EXAM, CLEANING, AND X-RAYS volcanoes, leaving behind what seemed to be a solid surface. Dad kept his eyes on the horizon, hunting for the next spot to test. I would begin the frigid march behind him as he pulled his shack toward our next destination.   Although dad had opted for the eight-inch auger blade, my foot was barely seven. Before I knew it, my entire leg had plunged down a hole. Water filled my snow pants and the cavity of my boot. I’ve never been fast, but I found the speed to pull my leg from that hole as if it had never happened. I picked myself up and caught up with my father.     Minutes started to feel like hours, as my saturated leg grew colder. Eventually, we came to a halt at the new fishing spot. Dad set up the shack, started the heater, and bored a new series of holes outside the shack. I sat inside, staring down my hole between my feet, shivering. When dad returned to the shack, I remained as still as possible while he prepared his jig with bait.     I’ve always talked endlessly, and my silence left dad wondering what was the matter. He asked me and I lied, saying, “nothing”. He looked me over, and saw my soaking pant leg. He raised his voice, and I lowered mine, knowing the good time would soon be over.     While I stripped the snow pants and boot off, he reassured me that having a good time wasn’t as important as keeping warm. We used the heater to dry them as best as we could, and before long, I’d pulled on my damp winter gear while dad packed up the shack. We marched back to the truck where I again stripped off my snow pants and he cranked up the heat in the cabin.      I eventually thawed, and we both agreed that we’d had a good time until my leg got caught in the hole. Looking back now, as the heater in my apartment attempts to defrost the snow from my pant legs, I feel a similar longing for the same good time. It’s no longer my small feet that take time away from my father and I, but my hectic life. Growing into adulthood has robbed me of more adventures than any hole in a lake. It wasn’t the passion for the fish that he implanted in me, but the passion for bonding. Sometimes you have to pull your leg from life’s holes to have what you wanted all along.

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“I have a picture you can see from the door, and it’s there to let the folks know to not take this place too seriously,” said Trzynka of the woman giving the middle finger (pictured pg. 23, middle left).

ROBERT TRZYNKA “One of the interesting features of the sunroom is that the storm windows are on the inside, so in the summer I can literally turn this into an open-air porch, so if I have a garden party people can be outside and grab drinks in here.” Robert Trzynka is always thinking of the next soiree. In fact, as a gracious host he even poured a glass of wine for the 605 staff during his interview. The main floor of his 1919 home in central Sioux Falls was decorated completely with guests in mind. “I made a point to not put any television sets on this floor, because I want folks when they come over to pay attention to each other rather than the TV,” he explained. Most recently he has hosted a Gatsby affair and a masquerade party. “That one got a little over-the-top,” laughed Trzynka of the masquerade night. Walking around, it’s clear there was much thought into

the appearance of each room. “This house is sort of alternate cozy spaces and open spaces,” he described. For example, certain rooms are particular colors to give guests a certain feeling of openness or intimacy. The dining room is a prime example, which acts as a focal point of many evening get-togethers. “I intentionally made it into a darker color with sort of richer fabrics for window treatments to give this feeling of pulling you in,” said Trzynka. Interesting enough, the foyer is grey for a reason, as he says it’s a neutral area. The living room is bright yellow for formal entertaining, and the sunroom is green to give

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“I bought the tea set at Belsnickel & Company,” he said. “That is also where I’ve found all my chandeliers.” (Pictured top right.)

the feel of nature. This can be a relief for the attorney after days where he’s rushing in a brief and the like at Cutler & Donahoe, LLP “On days where it’s nice out, I go into the sunroom and lay on the couch,” he said. “I try to get work done, but that lasts all of a nanosecond.” If it’s not a beautiful day out, you’re sure to find him in the ultimate bachelor nook: the library (pictured pg. 24). The smaller room is packed with novels, comfy chairs, pipes and his “wine wall of fame.” As you can tell from the dark colors, this also “brings you in.” “When I come home from work, I frequently chill out in the library and read a book and enjoy a glass of wine or beer,” he said. It isn’t all peace and quiet when he’s relaxing with his adorably energized 2-year-old English bulldog, Fritz, and his 13-year-old beagle, Emma, running around the wooden floors. When he’s not in the formal areas, he’s upstairs where there are TVs and the bedrooms (all with walk-in closets). “I like the idea of formal spaces and casual spaces,” said Trzynka. “I don’t know if it’s a rebellion of the mod-

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ern open floor plan, but I like the idea that if I have a family I have the space upstairs, so if my wife and kids want to hang out upstairs and don’t want to entertain I can do that.” That could come sooner than expected with wedding bells ringing for Trzynka this October. But home improvements may come first before baby. “Like any old house there was a lot of work to be done, and there is still a lot of work to do,” he said. “My next big project is to work on the outside and get that straightened out. Then we can get working again on the inside.” Strangely enough, Trzynka is passionate most about modern architecture. “It’s sort of ironic. My taste runs to the extremes: I like either super busy, like my current house, or I like super clean,” he said. “I’m ultimately a fan of modern architecture, and this is sort of Georgian for the most part.” Just when you start to think, I wish I had a place like this to have people over, Trzynka chuckled, “I’ve hosted plenty of parties for other people in here.” For more info on Cutler & Donahoe, LLC, visit www.cutlerlawfirm.com or call (605) 335-4950.

“I did, at one point, work as a piano player at a lounge during college, complete with a tip jar and the whole schmear,” he laughed.



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512 Main St. Suite 100 Rapid City, S.D. 57701 www.silverliningcreamery.com (605) 791-1141

THE SILVER LINING CREAMERY “Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream,” - Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love When our 605 contributor, Kelsey Bewick, told me I had to check out this new ice cream shop in Rapid City for Taste of Sarcasm, my first thought was wow, that will be the shortest/most boring review ever. How is the vanilla flavor? Oh...grrrrrrreat. Done. I have never felt so wrong. Owner Michelle Pulling, who also owns the neighboring business Alternative Fuel Coffee House in Main Street Square, has opened one of the most unique businesses I have seen in a while. And it’s local. Enter The Silver Lining Creamery, a homemade ice cream shop where you can watch your dessert being made fresh through a window that shows the kitchen with a gargantuan ice cream machine. Pulling actually came out to meet me and had to make it short because she needed to keep mixing. Just blows my mind.

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Not only is the ice cream made right on site, but the flavors leave everyone talking. Sure, you can get a cone of traditional chocolate or get crazy with an orange sorbet, but do you want to get a little weird and make it an experience? At The Silver Lining Creamery, they experiment daily with ice cream flavors you never imagined. Try Sweet Corn, Dill Pickle, Peach Cobbler, Salted Caramel Cashew, PB & J and--the one that made me gasp--Funyun flavor. Yes, with actual Funyuns in it. I was lucky enough to be there for Dill Pickle day. “You just really need to like pickles and you’re good,” Pulling told me. Guess what? I love me some pickles. It was delicious. Sure it was sort of strange seeing little bits of pickle in my ice cream, but it just worked. To play things a little safe, I also tried the Cookies-n-Cream.

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A small dish gets you two scoops, so by the time I finished both I wanted to walk out to Main Street Square with my arms out and yell, “Are you not entertained?!”* The shop alone is adorable, and the decor almost takes you into a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vibe. And did I mention they play Disney music?! I did not hold back when they jammed Hercules tunes. Don’t have time to sit down? Grab one of their signature mason jars filled with flavors like cotton candy, strawberry and marshmallow that comes with an cute wooden spoon. It was almost sad to leave and not be able to try one of their shakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches or ice cream cakes, but I know I’m going back there as soon as possible. Bravo. It’s the facts... · Sage and Maple Candied Bacon were created as a daily special, but they became so popular they were added to the menu. · Have a party coming up? The Silver Lining Creamery can create a special flavor catered to your event with enough heads up. · Their premium ice cream and sorbet base are gluten free. Their ice cream also has 12 percent milk fat, resulting in a richer taste and creamier texture. (ATMOSPHERE) The shop made me want to be a kid again and made me feel like one. There are jars of candy everywhere, and they have booths along with retro bar stools to sit and enjoy your sweets. With Main Street Square outside of the windows, it felt like we were on vacation. (SERVICE) Everyone was so nice. The girl behind the counter was talking about leaving for college and let us try pretty much every flavor before we decided. The owner stopped what she was doing and came out to greet us. When we stopped back a day later she was on the floor making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. (TASTE) If you’re craving ice cream, this is the place to be. Whether you want a traditional strawberry or want to try something no one else has, it’s here. Not only that, but Dill Pickle ice cream was so good I finished it! I can’t wait to try some of their other desserts and take home a mason jar. *Gladiator reference.

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The Adoba Hotel in Rapid City doesn’t mess around. Not only is it an eco-friendly building, but its restaurant, Enigma, has exquisite cuisine infused with local charm. Director of food and beverage, Jon Fearon, gives readers the recipe for Enigma Surf & Turf and a refreshing 445 Shandy. For more info, visit www.adobahotelrapidcity.com or call (605) 348-8300.

445 SHANDY 1 oz. Stoli Razz 1 oz. Stoli Blueberi 6 oz. any summer ale 4 Raspberries 4 Blackberries In a mixing tin, add ice, raspberries, blackberries and both vodkas. Shake vigorously and pour into hurricane glass. Top with summer ale and garnish with a fresh mint sprig. Images by Dan Thorson Photography.

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ENIGMA SURF & TURF PREP: 10 MINUTES | COOK: 5 MINUTES (depends on preferred temp)

4 oz. Grass fed tenderloin 1 U-10 Scallop Orange hollandaise Parsnip mash Demi glace Borsin cheese Fresh jumbo asparagus Orange hollandaise 2 Egg yolks  1/4 lb. butter 2 Oranges juiced Pinch of salt In a blender add egg yolks, orange juice and salt. On low speed, slowly add melted butter.  Grill steak to desired temperature. Sear scallop in olive oil until bloomed. Grill asparagus with olive oil and salt. Place one scoop of parsnip mash on the center of the plate, place tenderloin on top of mash. One small spoonful of demi glace over steak. Place scallop next to steak with asparagus pointing out. Drizzle scallop with orange hollandaise. Garnish with grilled orange and micro greens. 

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“We chose to do this event because it is a fun, family-friendly event--and that is what our mission is all about-families and children in South Dakota,” described Kline.

THE DETAILS: WHERE: 7th & 8th Street by Sioux River WHEN: Friday, May 17 | 11 a.m. HOW MUCH: Free or Donations for Ducks MORE INFO: www.downtownduckderby.com

DOWNTOWN DUCK DERBY You might not have a horse in this race, but you could definitely have a duck! (We couldn’t help ourselves...) The Sioux Falls Downtown Duck Derby makes its grand debut at the Downtown River Greenway on May 17, where around 10,000 rubber ducks will race down the Big Sioux River. If your duck is one of the first 10 across the finish line, you will win prizes that vary from a $500 gift card to Wal-Mart, a $500 package to Grand Falls Casino, a $1,000 gift card to Riddle’s Jewelry and more. “The top prize is $2,500 cash,” said Jennifer Kline, executive director of SD Voices for Children. The non-profit is the only multi-issue statewide advocacy organization in South Dakota dedicated to children’s issues. “We study issues that affect the health, education and safety of our state’s 200,000 kids and work to implement programs and policies that improve their lives,” said Kline. “ The proceeds will help us continue our work monitoring children’s issues in South Dakota and advocating for policies that will ensure they have every opportunity to thrive.” To get involved is fun and easy. You can purchase One Lucky Duck for $5, A Six Quack for $25, A Box of Quackers (12) for $50 or a Flock of Ducks (25) for $100. Each duck is individually tagged with a number assigned to the adoptee and are all kept in a secure location right up until they’re dumped into the river. Kline said, “The ducks will be dropped off the 8th street bridge downtown and will be collected in a Submitted Image.

‘duck trap’ near Cherapa place along the river greenway and bike path.” The price point is easy for anyone to get involved, but that isn’t why SD Voices for Children did it. “We chose to do this event because it is a fun, family-friendly event--and that is what our mission is all about--families and children in South Dakota,” described Kline. “We knew that it would be easy for people to support because it is only $5 to adopt a duck, but we also hope the event itself will attract hundreds of people and allow us to share the importance of our work for South Dakota’s kids.” Not around that day? You can still enter and win and you will be notified by phone the day of the race. Didn’t buy a duck but want to attend the event and sign up? You can purchase a duck right up to a half hour before the race starts. Unfortunately you can’t keep the ducks since they travel around to different races, unless you purchase a Six Quack at one of the Duck Adoption locations and you will receive a free souvenir duck to take home. Those not participating can still gather and watch the race for free and enjoy music, vendors and family-friendly activities. Buy your duck(s) at www.downtownduckderby.com and check out their mascot, Quacky (SFQuacky), on Facebook and on YouTube (SD VoicesforChildren).

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

Image courtesy of Washington Pavilion.

Image courtesy of Downtown Sioux Falls.

Image courtesy of Main Street Square.

PET DAY CELEBRATION May 3 @ 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Street Square, Rapid City More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com | (605) 716-7979 Highlights include dog demonstrations by the Wolf Pack Search and Rescue Dogs at 11:15 a.m. and the Rapid City Police Department K9 Unit at 2 p.m. Tails n’ Training will provide an obedience class at 11:40 a.m. and will demonstrate dog tricks. Jog for a Dog, a one-mile walk/ run, begins at noon. Participants may pre-register online. $10 for individuals ages 18+ and $20 for a family, individuals 17- no charge. Proceeds will go to the Humane Society of the Black Hills. BONUS! New Dog Show at 1 p.m., featuring four categories, including “Dog Owner Look Alike,” “Best Dressed,” “Most Adorable” and “Ugliest Mutt.” Dog Show registration is free and open to anyone beginning at 11 a.m. 

LADIES ULTIMATE SAMPLE TOUR May 4 @ 1-5 p.m. Participating DTSF Businesses Price: $15 tickets More info: www.dtsf.com | (605) 338-4009 Enjoy a fabulous girls’ day out. This event is designed to provide guests a day to “sip, sample & stroll” all downtown has to offer. Variety is the key to a great shopping experience, and this event will have several sophisticated and unique businesses participating that include those on the charming streets of Phillips and Main Avenue to the exclusive stores at 8th & Railroad Center. BONUS! Each participating business will give out a free wine sample to participants!

JERSEY BOYS May 21-25 @ Times vary Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls Price: $15.50-$92.50 More Info: www.washingtonpavilion.org | (605) 367-6000 The 2006 Tony Award® winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. It features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” NOTE: Not recommended for a young audience.

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES KICK-OFF FT. KORY AND THE FIREFLIES May 29 @ 5:30-10 p.m. Main Street Square Price: Free More info: www.mainstreetsquarerc.com | (605) 716-7979 The Summer Concert Series kicks off! Kory and the Fireflies will take the stage following special guests, Groovedaddy. BONUS! Event sponsors for the Summer Concert Series Kick-Off are Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market. Visit their booth each week for food and ice cold Coca-Cola. All proceeds go to local non-profit organizations. Last year, Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market raised approximately $8,000.


The state’s largest geek convention. Images by Dan Thorson Photography (images of convention by Jason Jones)

“I’m always blown away by the costumes. Even the costumes people wear around the convention are insane. Last year we had a She-Ra walking around,” said Tadum.

Geeks unite!


hen founder and co-executive director of SoDak Con Shareece Tadum attended her first anime convention in Denver, Colo.—Nan Desu Kan (NDK)—she was automatically enthralled by the ambiance and open arms of fellow fans. “I was just blown away by everything they offered and the camaraderie of attendees,” she described. “No matter what you were a fan of, you were accepted.” Wanting to fill that void in South Dakota, she started hosting a small gathering at the Rushmore Mall to encourage the passion of everything anime, in whatever form. Soon she was shocked to see the void definitely was apparent, and it soon became cramped at Waldenbooks. That was nine years ago, and now the statewide convention is trying to keep up with demand of attendees at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. “We take up almost half of it,” she said of the convention center. “Our growth is a continuous 50 percent per year. Last year we hit 1,100 per day, so we’re shooting for 1,500 per day this year.”

Not only is the convention getting bigger annually, but this year what was originally called the SoDak Anime Convention is now going through a rebrand as SoDak Con with the subtitle Anime and Geek Convention. Taduam explained, “We’re not changing a whole lot of how we run or anything, it’s just that we have noticed that people are understanding that we have all forms of geekdom allowed and encouraged.” She continued, “Because there really isn’t any outlet for any kind of geekdom out here and all through South Dakota, we did panels and all other kinds of things to enhance the other fandom, but people weren’t understanding that because they were hearing anime.” The three-day event begins May 30 and ends June 1. Those three days it’s pretty much guaranteed Tadum is on little to no sleep. “We’re only closed for six hours early in the morning,” she said. “There’s a lot of action. It never stops.” So much action that the convention has 13 departments and 50 staffers. “We have a video game room with

tournaments all weekend, we have a table-top room with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering going all weekend, we have a video room that’s anime all weekend—each department is keeping track of schedules and what they’re going to do,” said Tadum. Another duty is to keep track of special guests, like voice actors of anime Jeremy Inman, Cris “Chubs” George and Tyson Rinehart, horror writers Doug Murano, Adrian Ludens and C.W. LaSart, and anime artist Tom Rasch (whose series BLACK ALPHA is featured in USA Today). Along with panels are the popular Dealer’s Room and Artist Alley filled with vendors from all over the country and Canada offering things you can’t find in the state of South Dakota. “They all have different kinds of geekdom/fandom, like comic books, anime, Star Wars, Star Trek, and horror writers coming in,” said Tadum. There are also contests aplenty. Attendees can enter into a costume (or cosplay) contest, an art show contest or a music video contest. The popular cosplay contest allows attendees to dress up as anything they want, as long as they make their

ensemble. Different levels are beginner, intermediate or masterclass. “They can either do a skit or performance or a walk-on,” described Tadum. She continued, “Our costumes are pretty insane. We have some really talented local costumers, or cosplayers. Some of them spend all year making these costumes. It gets very super elaborate.” To enter the art show, attendees can simply bring their work of art on site and put it up in the gallery. Attendees and judges combine to pick the winners (categorized by levels, so i.e. a child wouldn’t go against an adult). If the music video contest is your fancy, it’s pretty cutthroat. “We get so many of them we have to watch all of them, whittle it down to an hour presentation, and then all the attendees and department head pick who wins,” said Tadum. While it used to be only anime, now attendees can get even more creative. “With the new rebrand this year, we’re doing it where it’s fan music videos, so it can be live action from movies or TV shows or them in costume or anime videos,” she explained.

“There’s a lot of unpredictability, but it’s a lot of fun that way, too,” said Tadum.

“She is a longtime friend and staffer. She was one of the people that actually got me into anime,� said Tadum of Grace Dobbs (pictured, dressed as Seshirou Sakurazukamori from X1999).


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THE DETAILS: WHEN: May 30-June 1 Fri. noon-2 a.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center HOW MUCH: $25 single day $40 pre-register full weekend/$65 VIP MORE INFO: www.sdcon.org

It has been proven that people who enter aren’t kidding around. “Some of the videos you would think the actual company made as an trailer,” said Tadum. With such detail and craftsmanship, it can get pretty intense when winners are given the coveted prizes. “It gets a little cutthroat sometimes because these people spent all year planning for the convention, so they get really excited about it,” she laughed. A more laid back, and very popular event, is the fashion show to let other attendees show off their convention outfits. “Every year we have a huge fashion show that shows geeky fashion,” said Tadum. Eileen “Elie” Mullican from Yankton, S.D. will be attending SoDak Con for the second time. Her favorite cosplay character to portray at conventions is Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship of Magic, who recreates her gala dress in “human form.” “Of course it’s a joy to dress up in a pink, ruffled dress, but I think my favorite thing was people’s reactions to it,” said Mullican. “Just like her character in the show, I really love to make people smile, and that cosplay certainly did the job!” Dixie Lewton-Bitner of Gillett, Wyo. has been going to SoDak Con for the last three years and has been involved in cosplay since 2005. Some favorite characters have been Cactuar of Final Fantasy, Dragonite of Pokemon and last year she won as Alphonse of Full Metal Alchemist. Lewton-Bitner is excited about the rebrand: “I believe that it is a great change and opens the doors for more

attendees who might like a few anime but have more sci-fi or gaming interests.” Mullican went last year with some friends from her hometown and left with best friends from the convention. “Within a couple hours we had made a group of friends who shared common interests with us. We ended up going out to eat at a local restaurant with a group of about 10 other people we had just met that evening and spent the rest of the weekend with them and many others we met,” she said. “A few of those people have become some of my closest friends now.” The evening brings even more opportunities for people to meet with masqueraves, dances put on by a DJ. “It’s geeky-mix rave music. It takes song from popular animes or Stars Wars or Dr. Who and makes them into a dance song,” described Tadum. There seems to be something for all geeks alike. “From the staff who work their tails off to organize the convention and make it safe and fun for everyone, to the attendees who make it possible, SoDak Con wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have such a wonderful group supporting it,” said Mullican. It’s crazy to think the now large convention all started with Tadum in a bookstore with a passion for anime and kinship. “I was just happy to pull off the two-hour event,” she laughed. “It kind of was more as I grew into my fandom, the convention grew with me, and it’s been running wild. It was way more than I ever expected.” For more info, visit SoDak Con at www.sdcon.org, on Facebook or on Twitter @SoDakCon.


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Benson ultimately hopes that attendees, young and old alike, can identify with the difficulties faced by these young people, and maybe take away some motivation for triumph in their own lives.

THE INSPIRE PROJECT Prompted by personal tragedy, The Inspire Project is an insightful and emotionally rousing art exhibit three long years in the making. “These are our neighbors and kids in the community, and a lot of these topics aren’t talked about because they’re very personal. But we all need to know that this is what’s going on. It could be next door,” photographer Chris Benson said of the exhibit’s 30 subjects–young men and women from Western South Dakota who have all Submitted Image.

overcome misfortune or adversity in their personal lives. Before starting this project, Benson had been running her own photography studio for 14 years when one of her assistants committed suicide at the age of 19. Two months after that, her other assistant’s fiancé committed suicide, and, a short time later, a friend of Benson’s died from an

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intentional drug overdose. “That was it. I had just had enough,” she said. She closed her studio, and after a period of reflection, embarked upon creating The Inspire Project. “That’s when I wanted to do a project–not necessarily about suicide–but about young people who overcome obstacles in a positive way, instead of dropping out of school or turning to drugs and alcohol,” said Benson. Teaming up with writer Leah Diggins and multimedia professional Annie Woodle, Benson set out to make this a reality by pairing portraits of young people with the inspiring stories of their lives. Some of the subjects grew up in rough households where parents and authority figures grappled with alcohol and drug addiction. One such young man was Lane, who fell into gangs and drug use growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now he’s sober and studying at college to become a fitness trainer. Some other subjects found success while dealing with physical disabilities. Two individuals grew up gay in unaccepting rural communities–one of whom, after a difficult childhood, found the courage to follow suit when his old foster brother came out. Others faced death and tragedy at an early age, yet they’ve all come out the other side with the audacity to share their stories. However, the search for young people with such stories got off to a rocky start when various agencies and educational channels failed to produce satisfying results. “If I knew it was going to be as difficult as it was to find 30 subjects, I don’t know [if it would’ve happened],” she said. “It was really, really rough.” Eventually, Benson found that her most fruitful source was old-fashioned word of mouth. By interacting with members of the community, she was able to discover subjects through personal networking and uncover their stories firsthand. Now after three years of passionate labor, The Inspire Project opens at the Dahl Arts Center on Friday, May 2 with an artist’s reception from 5-7 p.m., where short documentary-style films will also be screened. The exhibit then runs until Aug. 2. Benson ultimately hopes that attendees, young and old alike, can identify with the difficulties faced by these young people, and maybe take away some motivation for triumph in their own lives. Entrance to the exhibit is free. For more details, visit www.thedahl.org or call (605) 394-4101.

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Name: Ashley Rieck Age: 30 Hometown: Clark, S.D. Specialty: Interior Design, art and cross-stitch

“There are people who cross-stitch stuff that is more adult appropriate. Now that I’m building this new website, I’m wondering if I can have an ‘adult only’ section…. “

ASHLEY RIECK Ashley Rieck quit her job as a corporate interior designer this past October to work for herself full time. After easing into it with photography and her business with husband Josh—String Theory Luthiery—she has finally launched her new cross-stitch button/custom design line: Hatch605. Her adorable new line, ranging from deer to hearts to cassette tapes or to sayings like “your mom,” this artist keeps her hands (and creativity) busy at all times. Rieck has created custom button lines for the Rock Garden Tour and recently for a store in Phoenix, Ariz. With orders flying in for the craft guru based in Sioux Falls, it has been a very pleasant (and crazy-busy) surprise. We sat down with the entrepreneur to see what she’s been up to since launching mid March. How did you start getting involved in crafting? I’ve always been crafty—my grandma is very crafty. She used to own a nail salon and used to paint ceramSubmitted Images.

ics and that kind of stuff, so we would do that with her. I started to cross stitch in junior high and high school, but you don’t really tell anyone that because it’s not exactly a cool thing to admit [laughed]. In college, I stopped and crocheted and things like that and just got back into it because both Josh and I are very goal orientated and have a very hard time shutting our brains off and relaxing, so it’s something I can just sit in the recliner and watch a movie and do. When did it become a business? I kept making these cross-stitches, and I’ve been making them for years for friends, and then everybody starting asking for them and to buy them. It snowballed quickly.

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It seems like you do quite a bit of custom orders. I have people who do custom orders for gifts. Some of the designs are on the internet and some are ones I just make up. The buttons start at about $10-12. I also do 5 x 7 designs that come with a frame ,which range at around $50. [For example], for buttons, I’m doing some for a wedding for the wedding party and I’m making a series of “it’s a boy” and “it’s a girl” for baby showers. What are some other lines you’ve created? I made a whole series based on hipsters. I’m from Clark, which is very small town, and when I go back they call me a hipster. I was like, really? But to them, I am. And so I started thinking about the different levels of personalities we have and our community in Sioux Falls, and how Josh and I don’t consider ourselves hipsters but how other people do, and who we consider hipsters. I asked one of my friends one day if she thought we were hipsters, and she said no. I showed her my buttons and she loved all of them, and I’m like, oh my gosh, you are a hipster! What has surprised you with creating these pieces? The nerdy game scene is always really popular and it’s never someone you expect. Now I’m intrigued and want to know how many gamer buttons and IT things I can do… Also, all these nerdy cross stitch people are starting to follow me on Instagram, so it’s this whole community that I had no idea was out there. They’re proud! Most memorable? My best friend just had a little girl and she kept this letter her grandmother had written her and it’s really starting to fade, so I cross stitched it for her and she framed them next to each other. It’s things that you don’t really think about doing that turn out really cool, it just takes a while to think about and to process. How did you come up with the name? Hatch is a company that reproduces those old show posters, and we love those and have a couple in our house. [With 605], both Josh and I are both so rooted to South Dakota and we love the Midwest, but I have Fibromyalgia and winters are really hard, so someday we may have to move to a warmer climate. I wanted to keep part of South Dakota with me at all times. To shop Hatch, call (605) 695-9001 or visit the Hatch605 Facebook or www.etsy.com/shop/hatch605.

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A queen of her own life and of her gifts and talents, a queen that is beautiful because of the way she treats others, and a queen that doesn’t wait around for pretty dresses, a prince and a castle to be happy. She is happy simply because of who she is.

A TRUE PRINCESS 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.

There are some events in life that are simply game changers. The first time your parents tell you where babies come from? Game changer. The moment you stumble upon true love? Game changer. The very instant you realize your blasted metabolism has slowed down? Okay, real game changer. Point being, we all have those turning points that alter the course of our lives forever. For me, one of those moments came after opening a small white envelope. See, after we found out we were going to have a baby, we desperately wanted to know the age-old question: boy or girl? So, at our 20-week ultrasound, instead of finding out this life-changing answer with the very unglamorous ultrasound gel plastered over my nonexistent ab muscles, we opted to have the doctor write down the results and seal it in an envelope. We then took said envelope to one of our favorite restaurants and unceremoniously tore it open like ravenous wolves. A girl. In the game changers of game changers of my life, this one was up there. A girl? I felt like my heart was going to explode into tiny little pieces of pink joy. Coming from a family of literally all boys, I always just assumed we would have a boy. But, there I was with medical evidence speaking to the contrary. I was literally in a frenzied state. So, naturally, to celebrate and cope ... I ordered french fries. As we let “dinner” settle in and we began dreaming what life would look like with a tiny damsel, there was a sudden

specific change in me. I went from just merely seeing the world to seeing the world from the perspective of a mother to an innocent little girl. With that new perspective, my storm of joy became abruptly mixed with the distinct feeling of absolute terror. How can I protect my daughter from the multitude of things, people and messages that will try to steal our daughter’s innocence, notion of beauty, childhood, wonder, etc.? Fast forward almost three years later for a case in point. I was watching my daughter spin around in our living room mildly coherently singing a song the other day. About halfway through the tune, she ran to me and said, “Mommy, I want to be a princess!” Laughing I replied, “Honey, you’re already a princess!” And she looked at me confused and said back, “No, Mommy, a dress!” Then she ran back to her room and came back carrying a fluffy pink dress. I smiled at her and told her she didn’t need a dress to be a princess, but inside my heart was breaking. It’s happening. At the gentle age of two, she is already picking up on messages of our world and culture. One of the main one being the “princess message.” All from the seemingly innocent princess stories which essentially tells young girls and even women that princesses only become princesses when they have a fabulous wardrobe change, the prince finally notices them and they get to live in a castle with lots of expensive things. And then and only then can they live happily ever after.

Now I know these are timeless fairy tales and I’m not saying boycott all Disney movies (never! Frozen; I just can’t “Let it Go!”) or anything princess related. I’m just learning that when it comes to girls and women alike, there are so many secret damaging messages that attempt to directly assault our self-worth and teach us a false sense of beauty, which is at the heart of desire of every women. My job as a mother is to try to combat those messages and go to battle every day to teach her where real beauty and self-worth stems. I’m finding it’s no easy job. Hence, the terror when I found out we were having a girl. But, we as parents can only fight one battle at a time sometimes. Since our “dress-equals-princess” episode, our precise battle has been trying to teach our daughter that she is far better than any fairy tale princess out there. We want her to know she doesn’t need any kind of dress, makeup, body type or socioeconomic status to be a princess, because she is already a queen. A queen of her own life and of her gifts and talents, a queen that is beautiful because of the way she treats others, and a queen that doesn’t wait around for pretty dresses, a prince and a castle to be happy. She is happy simply because of who she is. Now, obviously we have a lifetime to continue to teach her and show her this truth. But, I’m seeing that it’s never too early to start. And if she—and all of us women—could grasp the concept, I’m pretty sure that would be a universal game changer.

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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 TheJohns@605magazine.com.




I have some of the best friends a person could ask for, but I have an awkward dilemma. My friends come from money and are always doing things that cost a lot. I want to hang out with them, but I literally can’t afford to. What do I do?

I moved to a new town hoping to get a job and create a life here. It’s been over a year, and besides small jobs here and there, I haven’t found a career yet. How long do I wait until I stop pinching pennies and move home?

There is a guy I like, but he’s flirtatious by nature. I think he likes me back, but I can’t tell, so I’m scared to make a move. What should I do?



JR: Reminds me of when Mom and Dad

JR: Swallow your pride and give up

JR: Just go for it. This really cute girl

said if I wanted to keep going on our Friday night dinner and movie dates I would have to start paying my own way. I tried to make it work, but quickly found myself going broke. So now I just download the movie they are going to at home and meet them afterwards wherever they are having dinner and eat their leftovers. I don’t have to spend a dime, and it’s like nothing changed!

immediately. Move back in with your mom and dad and start enjoying the perks of no rent and free maid service. It will be the best decision you ever made, I promise you.

in my karate class was flirting with me, so I went for it. I was all like, my mom is on the way to pick me up, how about you come with and she’ll drop us off at the pizza joint? It turns out she had plans that night (and apparently for the next six months), but I’m still pretty sure she likes me.

JW: Tell those 1 percent to pay their fair share for your friendship. Or, learn a skill like personal body guarding and then things won’t be awkward when they can just hire you to come along as part of your job.

JT: This is tough. Have you talked to them openly about how you feel in those situations? Maybe suggest what you want to do more often that is more realistic and doesn’t place so much stress on you and your wallet. If you let them know it’s making it difficult to hang out, hopefully they’ll understand. If not, maybe you won’t get to be around as much and/or maybe they’re not true friends.

JW: In the movie version of this story, you start stripping. This is followed by a rich and single handsome man swooping in and taking you on lavish dates, charming your parents and asking for your hand in marriage. So step one is... become a stripper?

JT: It depends on your drive. Are you living by your means and working odd jobs until you get the career you desire? What most people don’t take advantage of or think about is the fact that ‘who you know’ is really important. Maybe a co-worker at a restaurant or store knows someone who knows someone who can lead you to an interview at your dream job. If you’re stagnant at this point, I would head home or somewhere that is more feasible.

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: My great Grandmom has handed down advice through the years that might help. If I can translate from ancient Yiddish accurately... ‘When ye be unsure of your distant love’s feelings, grab his junk. If he slugs you, it is no. If he doesn’t, a yes it be.’ I’m pretty sure I translated that right.

JT: Start to slowly give off more hints that can help you read the situation. Get closer during conversations or brush your hand against theirs. If they’re not reacting the same way back, I wouldn’t do anything at this point. But, if they’re showing the same signs you are, try making a move and see what happens!

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Do you know the facts? Each month we bring you interesting tidbits about our community and more.

80,000 Production agriculture and its value added industries to employ over 80,000 South Dakotans. Provided by Ag United of South Dakota

1857 The earliest known use of the term “springcleaning” was in 1857.


Sioux Falls was ranked the 5th safest place to walk at night compared to 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup-Healthways. This was based on more than 500,000 interviews where people were asked about emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, community safety and access to food, shelter and health care. Fresno, Calif. was ranked last.

500,000 In 2013, more than 500,000 people came to downtown Rapid City for Main Street Square events. Provided by Main Street Square

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“I made a difference this morning. This was something that this community supports and we need.”

THE DETAILS: WHERE: Avera McKennan Fitness Center WHEN: May 10 | 7:20 a.m. HOW MUCH: $30 in advance, $40 day of RACE DAY TIP: Avoid traffic and take the complimentary shuttles from Embrace Church or Sioux Falls Christian School.

RACE AGAINST BREAST CANCER Boost your heart rate and make a difference in the Sioux Falls community. Fundraising 5Ks certainly aren’t uncommon. But Avera’s Race Against Breast Cancer is different from the rest. Join throngs of philanthropic running enthusiasts, cancer survivors and their families and friends on Saturday, May 10 in an effort to improve care for cancer patients right here in the Sioux Falls community with the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer. “You want to do something to help people and by being involved in this event, it’s your opportunity to do something to help,” said Missy Keiper, annual giving coordinator at the Avera McKennan Foundation. “Maybe it’s somebody you know personally, maybe it’s not—but it’s

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your way to help the community.” Now in its 26th year, the Race Against Breast Cancer has contributed to a host of programs and services for patients with all types of cancer—not just breast cancer. From a wig program, which donates wigs and offers care services, to complimentary fitness classes aimed at keeping patients mobile, funds raised from the annual run help people feel normal throughout their cancer journey. “It’s really neat to see—because of all these people participating, all the support, all the money that’s raised— these programs started because of that and now we’re able to transition that and fund new programs with all the

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funding that’s come in,” said Keiper. And with all the great things race day funds can bring, organizers don’t lose sight of the importance of the actual event and what the race is all about—honoring those who have already won their race against cancer. Before the race kicks off, cancer survivors, along with their families and friends, are pampered with manicures and massages in a Survivors Pavilion. It’s the perfect way for survivors to feel special. “We honor them because this is what it’s about,” said Jackie Haggar-Tuschen, director of the Avera McKennan Fitness Center. “There’s folks there that have been in remission for many years and those that are newly diagnosed,” said HaggarTuschen, who’s been involved in the race since the beginning. “So you’ve got all those dynamics that make it very emotional.” This year, with an anticipated 7,000 participants, both Keiper and Haggar-Tuschen look forward to another fun and meaningful event. “[I hope participants] take away that they made a difference in their community. They’ve supported their loved ones,” said Haggar-Tuschen. And, not to be overshadowed by all the goodness that comes from the event, is that triumphant feeling that comes with completing a race of any distance, running or walking. “The accomplishment—it’s getting to the finish line— that I did it, I made a difference this morning. This was something that this community supports and we need,” said Haggar-Tuschen. It’s an all-around feel-good event and the perfect way to kick-start your summer running! For more info, visit averaracesiouxfalls.org.

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Name: Cagey Age: “Been playin’ ball for plenty of years to classify me as a veteran.” Hometown: The Birdcage in North Sioux Falls, S.D.

CAGEY It’s baseball season! We chatted with Sioux Falls Canaries mascot, Cagey, about how he keeps in shape and keeps up with the players (and kids in attendance) all summer. How do you prep for the upcoming season to get in shape? Every summer I make a trip down to Arizona and Florida to play in the different winter baseball leagues. I workout and hangout with different players prior to reporting to training camp May 1 in Sioux Falls.   What are some of your favorite workouts? Flying the bases is the best workout due to the sprinting that is involved getting to each base. Not only am I ready to run all four bases after hitting the home runs, most importantly, it strengthens my ability to steal the bases. Don’t want to get caught when stealing second base. 

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Least favorite workouts? I can’t say there is one work out that I dislike. Every exercise is always tough, but it helps me make everything else extremely easy so I know it’s best to be in tip-top shape to play 100 games this season. Working hard is what makes every exercise fun and easy. What are some of the games you do during breaks that keep you in shape? I like to practice playing catch because it works on my hand eye coordination along with hitting a ball off the tee. This is always fun to play with my friends at the ball park and Stomp (whenever he isn’t playing hockey). Working on catching pop fly’s and grounders help me get strong when playing baseball. 

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What is your favorite dance to do on the dugouts? That’s a difficult question as its hard to pinpoint one dance with all my awesome moves. For this season, I worked to perfect my new dance called the ‘Cagey Run Dance.’ This may be my hardest dance move yet in my many years. Everyone needs to come watch me bust a move this summer. Do you ever workout with the players? Usually I will work out with Stomp, who is my buddy from the Stampede hockey team, as I’m usually busy when the players work out. My schedule is pretty busy eating, working in the community, along with the baseball games at night. Generally I work out in the morning before I visit the different schools during the day. What are some of your go-to snacks? Favorite snacks are almonds and different types of nuts. Nothing better than eating fresh fruit out of garden. Of course nothing beats sunflower seeds at the ballpark!   How do you keep up with children during games? It’s all about having fun and just moving. There’s nothing better than a night out at the ballpark watching baseball, taking pictures with kids and jumping in the different bounce houses. All season we will have different activities that will go on at the ballpark. I’m always ready at the end of the night to sing the 7th inning stretch, which is my favorite.   How are you so fast without shoes? It’s running on the treadmill all winter that has helped me to maintain my quickness and my energy. My new shoes fit my claws perfectly that give me the ability to be very speedy. Our equipment manger is the best keeping them in top shape, making sure I am ready to go every game day.  What do you look forward to this season? We will have live music greeting all the fans during our home opener May 15. Friday  nights are our favorite nights of the week with fireworks from our friends at All-Star Fireworks--they have the coolest show around. Sunday is “Bark in the Park” where you get to bring your dog out to park to meet and play different games against me. I’m nervous, as one always chases me...   For the latest updates and to see the full schedule, visit sfcanaries.com or find them on Facebook. Check every Monday on Facebook when Cagey “tweets” about what’s coming up in the week.

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Bring the summer beach to your home with these faux coral candlesticks.


bio: Kerry uses her love for typography and ranged design talent to compile both 605 Magazine and Dainty Obsessions. Her subtle quirks include her color coordinated closet and her somewhat unhealthy Pinterest obsession.

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2 natural sponges Plaster of Paris Plastic bowl (large enough to fit your sponge) Baking sheet Tin foil 2 copper pipe caps (1/2� diameter) 2 taper candles Exacto knife Hot glue gun & glue sticks Dig a small hole with the exacto knife in the center of the sponges so the metal cap fits snug. Hot glue the metal caps into the holes in the sponges (open side up, this is where your taper candles will go when the piece is finished). Mix enough plaster to completely submerge the sponge. About 2 cups plaster and 1 cup water. Mix with your fingers and squeeze out the lumps until the mixture is smooth. Dip your sponge into the plaster until it is totally covered. Remove and place on a sheet of tin foil. Use your fingers to cover any bare spots with extra plaster. Repeat with second sponge. Let dry for about 24 hours, until the plaster is no longer moist and cool to the touch. Insert your taper candles and light up any room in the house!

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