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FEATURES 6 We Were There – WErE YOU?

38 rOMP – THE rIvEr oF MuSIC PArTY

70 eveNINg oN The rIver – THE OHIO rIvEr, THaT IS

by Mark McCoy

by Dylan Gibbs

by Doug Messel

8 DIGITS – faMOUS PEOPLE AND FATher’S DAY

59 WraSSLIN’ – PULSE oF The SCeNe

71 faSHION – STYLES For The SeASoN

by Bean Counters

by Casey Carnage

by Alison Sigman

10 THE MOODY BLUES – Q & A WITh grAeMe eDge

61 kID’S PAge/FroM THE STacKS – GO ouTSIDe AND reAD!

72 evANSvILLe MuSeuM cONTEMPOrarIES – NEW rooM For oLD FAvorITeS

by Lanea Stagg & Amy Mangold

by Matt rowe

62 4-H rENaISSaNcE faIrE – THEY’rE NOT aLL DOrKS

73 crEaTIvE SPOTLIGHT – WorDS PuT To PhoToS

by Chris Cooke

by Doug Messel

by Mark McCoy

15 THar BE DraGONS! – oN The WATer, ThAT IS

63 MAJor ArCheoLogICAL fIND – HOPEWELL SITe NeArBY

82 SOrE THUMBS – ACTIvISIoN, We hAve A ProBLeM…

by Dylan Gibbs

by Dan Woolsey

64 THE cOLD STarES – ON The CuSP oF The BIg TIMe

88 THE rEEL DEaL – The goDFATher

by Charlie Ludall

by Dylan Gibbs

by Matt hotz

17 W.C. hANDY BLueS & BBQ fEST – 20 YeArS oF BLueS

66 LINcOLN – UPON THE ALTAr oF FreeDoM

by Dylan Gibbs

14 ohIo rIver BEarcaTS – fOOTBaLL IN The SuMMer!

by Doug Messel

16 The PoSSuM’S a-cOMIN’ – GEOrGE JoNeS LIve

18 LoCAL CheF SPoTLIghT – ScOT MaNGOLD by Dylan Gibbs

19 BOUrBON BLOG – CeLeBrITY INTervIeWS AT The DerBY

69 ZOO BrEW – ParTY LIke AN ANIMAL by Alison Sigman

36 DooMeD: STILL uTTerLY, ToTALLY DooMeD

94 SouNDBoArD: The MuSICIAN’S ForuM

by Brandon Kaelin

by Dylan Gibbs

Publisher Bashar Hamami

Promotions Tori Weaver

Business Manager Sharon Tindle

account Executives Carolyn Cummings Nick Doerter Keith LaCrosse

Director of Operations Amanda Smith amanda@news-4u.com

GUIDES 21 RESTAURANTS 31 BANDS 32 CLUBS 39 NIGHT LIFE 74 ARTS & ETC. 76 ROAD TRIPS

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FUN STUFF

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REVIEWS 33 BEER 34 FOOD 35 WINE 83 MUSIC 86 FILM

68 WINE DIvE – aT The reITZ hoMe

by Tom Fischer

Managing editor Dylan Gibbs

June 2010

by Dylan Gibbs

by Doug Messel

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Web Programming Jeff Lingis

Production Supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey art@news-4u.com

Graphic artist Aisha Causey Staff Photographer Mark McCoy Staff Writer Alison Sigman

95 CoMIC: Broke CrACker by Nick Folz

Contributors Chad Benefield, Casey Carnage, Chris Cooke, Jesika Sanders-Ellis, Tom Fischer, Nick Folz, Kate Grimm, Matt Hotz, Ron Hull, Jabez, Brian Jackson, Brandon Kaelin, Kristina Kercher, Charlie Ludall, Amy Mangold, Doug Messel, Mark McCoy, Matt Rowe, Lanea Stagg, Norine Stice, Tom Tindle, Tori Weaver, Dan Woolsey, Todd Zachritz

16 on the cover this month... on the cover DAughTrY this Photograph: month... The Moody Blues Courtesy Aeg rogers & Cowan

Dragon Boat The CroWD Mark McCoy

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WE WERE THERE [ by Mark McCoy ]

Piasa at The Deerhead

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Evansville Fire Performers at the 4 Freedoms Monument

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[Random/Father’s Day Edition]

Year a bill was first introduced into Congress to make Father’s Day an official holiday.

1972 Year when Father’s Day was finally made official, thanks to a proclamation by President Richard Nixon.

9 Number of “Founding Fathers” of the United States born outside the original 13 Colonies. Among them was Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the West Indies.

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Year in which the Emperor Penguin was first described by biologists. The male of the species is solely responsible of incubating the single egg laid by the mother. • 10 •

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Richard Nixon (by 1972 – credit specialcollections.com)// Emperor Penguin (by 1844 – credit wikicommons)//Alexander Hamilton (by #9 – credit alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org)

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June birthdays of various entertainers: Rivers Cuomo (by June 13 – credit charliemccracken.com)//Selma Blair (by June 23 – credit Universal Pictures)//Kellie Pickler (by June 28 – credit coyboysdancehall.com)//Dad bbqing - credit familyfun.com)

June 13:

Birthday of Rivers Cuomo, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen and Ally Sheedy.

June 23: Birthday of Jason Mraz, Selma Blair and Frances McDormand. June 28: Birthday of Kellie Pickler, John Cusack and Kathy Bates. 52

Number of countries around the world that celebrate Father’s Day each third Sunday in June.

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Number of hours the instructions indicate it takes to make the personalized apron shown here.

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GRAEME EDGE CHATS WITH NEWS 4U Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge speaks with the courtesy and good nature

of the prototypical English gentleman, which is much to the benefit of a clumsy, semi-awestruck writer who can only think to ask insipid questions such as “What was this like?” and “What was that like?” After all, when you’re the only remaining original member of a beloved and legendary band, a band that made an indelible impression on an entire generation, you’re bound to have some interesting stories to tell. Mr. Edge does, in fact, have some very interesting stories to tell. And I was lucky enough to snatch some of his time to hear them.

N4U: You grew up in a very musical family in Birmingham, didn’t you? GE: That’s right. My dad and my granddad and my greatgranddad were all what you would call vaudeville; we called it musical. They were all musical singers. And my mum was actually a trained concert pianist. She used to play the music to the movies, you know, silent movies at first. They used to have an organ before the movie started and all that kind of thing. What was it like growing up around so much music? It was just there, as far as I knew. But I can actually remember the first time I actually heard some music that spoke directly to me, and that was Bill Haley and His Comets doing ‘Ten Little Indian Boys.’ • 12 •

I was going to ask about what music you were into when you started making your own decisions about what you were going to listen to. Completely, utterly, American rock & roll. Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, the R&B guys like Sonny Boy Williams, Memphis Slim, Gene Vincent, and of course, Buddy Holly. All of the major mainstream stuff. But of course then it was rebel music, wasn’t it? Which makes me wonder – were you unique among your peers in that regard, liking that music? Not really in England, no. It caught on like wildfire. In fact, the movie Blackboard Jungle was banned before anybody had seen it; it was banned in all the major cities to avoid us young hooligans wrecking the cinema (laughs). We all had to go to the country cinemas to see it. www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


I’m picturing an exodus of thousands of young people, going off to the country to be corrupted. I’ll tell you, the cinemas were a little scared when we showed up (laughs). We watched the movie, danced, and went home (laughs). So you began your career in music as a band manager? Yeah, well it kind of prints up like that, but of course it’s not true. What it was, my parents, we had the only house that was big enough to rehearse in and store the equipment (laughing). They called me the manager as well… I wasn’t doing any business or anything like that; these were 14 or 15-year-old boys just pissing around. But it’s gone into my biography and people think I was walking around in a suit doing deals. I may have gotten us a few gigs at the youth clubs and stuff like that (laughs). Was there like an ‘aha’ moment when you said, ‘I’m gonna switch to the drum kit now?’ I always loved drums. Always. I went for about three lessons, but the guy was teaching me how to play waltzes and quicksteps. That wasn’t it. Basically I’m self-taught. In later life I bought [John] Bonham’s book and found out what fills he covered from me and stuff like that (laughing). There were no rock drummers around, really. In fact, the Americans didn’t have very good rock drummers at all; it was the British who put the four on the floor and the and the two-and-four, and then of course the Americans took it up. Prior to that they were all cross stick rockabilly. Who were you being inspired by when you first began? When I first began we’d all go and watch each other and pick up what small ideas we had. Then when we were at the early stages of being reasonably competent musicians, I loved Buddy Rich – but his technique was way beyond me. And Gene Krupa I liked because I could play what he played; he was very much a single stroke roll guy. You were playing blues as The Moody Blues in the beginning, and I’ve never gotten the chance to talk to an English musician with quite the resume you do – what was it about American blues music that was so appealing to young British people back then? It was immediate; it was packed with emotion; it was almost limitless in the expression that you could give to it. But at the same time, it was piss-easy to do it in some form: Three chords, you know, the famous 12-bar. It was easy to start with, and as you got more competent at it, you got better and better, and it grew wider and wider with what you could do. It was a perfect vehicle to get you into music and performing and discovering how to express yourself emotionally. To flash forward to albums like Days of Future Passed and To Our Children’s Children’s Children, having been a blues band, was were your initial feelings about having such a convergence of rock and orchestral music being blended together? We’d made a conscious decision that we’d started to feel a bit daft singing about a ‘Smokestack Lighting’ when we really didn’t know what it was (laughing). We started to move from mimicking to feeling it and realizing that we couldn’t feel the blues that way. So we had to develop music in a different way – that and we had the availability of the Mellotron, which was the first sort of instrument that could make a fairly good fist of copying orchestral sounds. It stretched out our tonal quality. And there was a change of personnel; Justin Hayward came in, and he’d come through with English folk songs – still rock but an June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

English folk song kind of base. We weren’t what you’d call magnificent at talking to an audience; in fact, we were crap. So we were trying to develop this thing where we got on stage, played our music, and it all just flowed from one to the other. We were in the process of doing that when Decca wanted us to do Dvorak’s New World Symphony with (English composer) Peter Knight. People said to us, ‘How did you have the courage to start out doing that?’ There’s only one answer: We were way too dumb to know that you weren’t supposed to be able to do it (laughing). There was confidence, but there was a certain amount of ignorance involved as well (laughs). If you walk around life and it looks like you know what you’re doing, then hey, things fall into place… There you go. Keep your head up, walk straight, and you’ll get backstage anyway. Days of Future Passed and Sgt. Pepper came out in a relatively short span of time. Was there some influence from Sgt. Pepper? Sure, we were all cross-pollinating each other at the time. But remember, even though we were starting to get worldwide hits, we were all working up and down England, which is a pretty small place. And we’d be hanging out in the clubs; I remember one night Jack Bruce was on bass, I was on drums, Eric Clapton was on guitar, and Chas Chandler from The Animals had brought in this new guy from Seattle – Jimi Hendrix. That kind of thing was going on all the time. We were over at The Beatles’ place or they were over at our place. We hung with The Animals; there was always talking and singing. It was an enormous, tremendous feeling in England at the time. If you remember, it was not only music, but fashion and hairstyles and everything was bursting out of London. It was as if someone had dropped acid into the whole town’s water supply (laughing). It’s been said that when you’re in the middle of something you don’t necessarily see the whole of it; at the time, did you really know just how unique and dynamic and historic this all was? We were very much aware that we were trying to break the mold, breaking away from the establishment, and very much making a social change. It grew out of the two dreadful wars, which in England decimated the population. It actually decimated what you might call the upper class or the aristocracy – they died like flies in World War I. And in World War II it also crumbled. So there wasn’t such a rigid hierarchy as there had been in England for a long time. And then getting a taste of the freedom delivered over from America was a heady mixture. We were only looking at it as a small view, like you are when you’re in your mid-20s, you’re immortal and you can’t think past three weeks. What were your first feelings when fame came to the band? ‘Thank God!’ We were in a club, rehearsing. And we were thinking about our next single because our last single, which was ‘Go Now’ had failed. And then like six weeks later, it started going up the charts, and I remember thinking, ‘Oh thank goodness’ because I didn’t think we could do much better than ‘Go Now.’ Of course we didn’t until ‘Nights in White Satin.’ And that took forever. It certainly wasn’t immediate. It got in the charts enough to keep the record company interested. But it got to about number 26, and then disappeared, and then it was at least 18 months later, it suddenly started in Seattle; they used to have breakouts back in those days. Local radio was very much local. It started playing (Continued On Page 12)

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in Seattle and spread all across. As a matter of fact, we tried to squash it because we had a new single out called ‘Voices in the Sky.’ And we didn’t want it to interfere – thank goodness the record company said, ‘Oh yeah, sure’ and totally ignored us (laughing). Speaking of ‘Nights in White Satin,’ how did ‘Late Lament come to you? Remember the old Volkswagen vans? We used to have a car which four other guys traveled in. And then each day, each gig, one of us rotated and traveled in the van with the roadie. We had one roadie and the equipment. And it was my turn to go up in the van. The real problem was The Morning; we had ‘Sunset’ written and we had ‘Twilight’ written and we had ‘Peak Hour’ written and ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ and ‘Nights in White Satin’ written. But being professional musicians, not many of us were aware of what went on before noon (laughing). So The Morning was looking a bit sparse. I sat there to try and write a morning song – this part called ‘Morning Glory Late Lament,’ and it’s actually one poem, but nobody ever pays any attention to the morning one, and it’s a bit pretentious… I wrote it as lyrics for a song, and then I took ‘em in to the guys to see if anybody could put music to it. And they said it was just too wordy for a song – why don’t you just talk it out? I talked it out, and it worked fine, but they decided to put [Mike] Pinder on it, because his voice then sounded as beaten up with too many cigarettes and too many whiskies as mine does now (laughs). When the band took a break in the mid-70s, what did that time do for you personally that you wouldn’t have gotten if you’d still been with The Moody Blues? The Moody Blues would have died. There’s no two ways about it. I think we did seven albums in six years, and we were also getting a little trapped by our own success. We knew a little about how to avoid it because we toured with The Beatles on their last British tour; we saw the life they lived and it was hopeless. You • 14 •

know, they’re trapped in their dressing room; they had to sneak out in baker’s bums and butcher’s vans. The police wouldn’t let them leave the hotel. I got chased and jumped on by about half a dozen girls in the street – and those little girls, when they’re hysterical, you couldn’t get ‘em off of you (laughing). They are strong… and they’re all trying to kiss you and you’re fighting for breath. That was The Beatles’ every waking moment, and we thought, ‘No, this is no good.’ So that was one of the things that we learned. We didn’t put our photographs on the early albums, if you notice. But we were a little trapped by our success in that we were always traveling to gigs or doing gigs or in the studio. We went in to make our eighth album, recorded four songs, and they were absolute rubbish. And so we just put ‘em in the de-mag to make sure they didn’t come back. So we said we were just going to go out and get experiences and then see if we get back together. It wasn’t like a break-up, it was that The Moody Blues as a band was exhausted. What I learned in that two or three years apart was how good we were, and how much we covered for each other. Sounds like a marriage that just needed a separation. Exactly. A trial separation that worked. A rarity. What was your very first impression when you first sat behind your drums when you got back together? (Long pause) Oh yeah… we were rusty, I’m remembering now (laughing). We started like we always used to do, playing some old blues or something and just play around for like 20 minutes and loosen up. Well, we started and it was pretty crap (laughs). We were rusty; it got better and better as we played. www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


Full disclosure here: The first I knew of The Moody Blues was in the mid-80s with “Your Wildest Dreams.” There was a completely new generation getting turned on to your music – what were you thinking about that? It was very gratifying. It was the mid-80s to late 80s and in the midst of all of those funny suits and all that stuff that was going on it was very gratifying that we could knock out a couple of hits. Made us feel real good. I’ve got to tell you this story: My son, it was 17 years ago, and he was living with me; he was a big Lenny Kravitz fan. He tried to copy him on the guitar and stuff like that. And then one day he comes running down the stairs and says, ‘You gotta hear this album, dad.’ He puts it on, and it’s Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix. And I said, ‘Oh yeah – this is perfectly true – I was the first person outside of the studio to hear that album.’ He’d [Hendrix] finished it about two in the morning, and I lived just ‘round the corner from the studio. And he walked ‘round to my house, knocked me up – that’s in English ‘woke me up (laughs).’ He walks in with a quarter inch reel-to-reel and slaps it on and we sat there until about 5 o’clock in the morning, bullsh*tting and listening to that album. That’s a fantastic story. It’s a great story, but my son – now he’d been and seen me at the Royal Albert Hall, he’d seen me in a couple of gigs in America, you know… nothing, nothing. But he looked at me with big, round eyes and said, ‘You knew Jimi Hendrix? (laughs)’ It was the first time I’d ever impressed him (laughing). Here’s something – you’ve been the constant fixture of The Moody Blues since the beginning; you’ve seen all the changes through the years – what do you see coming in the years ahead for the band? I hope we shall all keep playing; we all want to keep playing, we love it – and just ride gracefully into the sunset and do what I consider part of our job now, which is to stay fit and get up and put on as energetic a show as we can so that the people in the audience who are around our age feel good about themselves, you know. Those old farts can still do it and so can I (laughs). And I want to ride gracefully into a nice, warm sunset. The Moody Blues will be in Evansville on June 20 at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre. Seats are $77.50, $60.50, $50.50 and $40.50 and are available at box offices at Roberts Stadium and The Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or charged by phone at 800-745-3000.

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ohio river bearcats: be a part of history & help tackle breast cancer in Evansville The Ohio River Bearcats, Evansville’s Semi-Professional Football Team, has partnered with the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in order to tackle Breast Cancer on the night of Saturday, June 5 at Central Stadium in Evansville, Indiana. The Bearcats will be giving up their normal “Home” jerseys in order to wear a special “Pink” jersey during the game to commemorate the occasion. The goal of the Bearcats organization on this night is to promote awareness and to raise money to help tackle breast cancer in the Evansville area. The team will donate $1 from every general admission ticket or season pass sold at the gate on the night of June 5th to the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The idea for this historical night came from a board meeting of the team in February after much discussion about helping out a local cause. The team board voted to contact the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen about a potential partnership for our 2010 home opener. When asked about the game Sheila Seiler, Executive Director of the Great Evansville Affiliate, responded, “We are very excited to partner with the Bearcats in order to raise awareness and funds for our cause.” From that moment, the game has taken shape and will become reality on the night of June 5 th , 2010 at 7pm. Additionally, the team has sold sponsorships for the Pink Jerseys that will be worn during the game. Instead of the players’ last name being listed on the back of their jerseys, many local business, individuals, and cancer survivors will have their names listed instead. During the entire game, that player will be tied to that business, individual, or survivor via the program listing and when that player would make a play called out by the Bearcats public address announcer. All money raised by the sponsorship of the “Pink” jerseys outside the cost will be donated back to the Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The jersey sponsors will have the option of keeping their game worn jersey after the game or donating it to the player who wore it. “After playing for a National Championship in January, I can think of no bigger way to open our season at home than to partner with a local charity such as the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen,” stated Alex Mourer team Operations Manager. “We are looking for a huge crowd at Central Stadium that could set an AllTime Semi-Professional Football attendance record and lead to more money raised for such a worthwhile cause!” The night of June 5 marks the Bearcats Great Midwest Football League home season opener, and will be the first time that the Bearcats have played in Evansville since winning the Midwest Football League Championship in October of 2009. Evansville native Lindsey Pickens will be singing the National Anthem. Evansville’s own, the Boom Squad, has signed on for the game’s halftime show. All tickets are General Admission at $5 each. Kids 12 and under with an adult and all active military members with valid identification will be admitted for free. 2010 Season Passes for all six regular season home games will be available for $20 at the gate. The gates at Central Stadium will open to the public at 6 p.m., with kick-off set for 7 p.m. • 16 •

The Ohio River Bearcats were the 2009 Midwest Football League Champions and American Football News 2A National Champion Runner Up. The organization is into its third season of existence. During that time, the Bearcats have only lost five games and have joined the Great Midwest Football League for the 2010 season. The mission of the Ohio River Bearcats is to provide the entire Tri-State area with a superior “Hometown” football team that are made up of champions both on and off of the field. The Bearcats are a not-for-profit organization that supplies top-quality, family athletic entertainment to the greater Evansville metropolitan area. We provide many local young men and women a positive opportunity to continue their football careers and associations with a local semi-pro football team. To learn more about the Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Ohio River Bearcats, please visit their websites at www. komenevansville.org and www.ohioriverbearcats.com respectively. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 5 th at Central Stadium; Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Be sure to please visit news4uonline.com and register to win Evansville Bearcats tickets throughout June and July! -Chris Cooke

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paddling racers, floating dragons

A few years ago, my girlfriend and I went to watch the annual Dragons on the Ohio event over at Eagle Crest Lake. A few of my friends were participating on the team of my college alma mater, and since I was too much of a chicken to go out on the lake, I figured I’d go watch, be supportive, etc. So what exactly is Dragons on the Ohio? The event Doug is commonly referred to as a “dragon boat race,” or Messel Duanwu jíe, in native Chinese. The Duanwu jíe is held Contributor yearly in China, but has recently grown in popularity; for example, the inaugural Evansville event, held in 2006, consisted of four teams. Contrast that with this year’s festival, which features 20 groups racing for the champion’s trophy. So how did this whole thing get started? According to the official Dragons on the Ohio website, in ancient China, the great poet Qu Yuan tried to provide advice on peace to the government during a time of terrible war. The king, however, didn’t agree with the advice. What’s worse, his advisors twisted Qu Yuan’s words and got the poet exiled. Qu Yuan, despondent, leapt into the Miluo River (located in modern Hunan Province). Villagers, who greatly admired and loved the poet, ran to their boats in a valiant rescue attempt. While unsuccessful, the effort is still commemorated each year during the fifth lunar month, on the fifth day.

The dragon boat races in Evansville, however, are more than just people paddling around in boats on the lake. It’s an exciting event that does carry its share of drama, simply by virtue of how a team wins the race. Instead of simply racing from Points A to B, someone on the boat has to be brave enough to lean over the front edge and reach for a flag. It doesn’t sound that intense in theory, but in the heat of a race it’s pretty epic. Along with the races, each team comes prepared with their own tent. Now the main reason for this is, of course, to keep out of direct sunlight, but the goings on under the tents are just as much a party as the races themselves. An award is even given out to the team whose tent exemplifies the spirit of the festival in the best way. Other awards, such as “best team t-shirt” and “best team cheer” are given out as well. All told, Dragons on the Ohio is not your typical Evansville event; with summer pretty much in full swing, it’s a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon. On June 5, come out and support your favorite local team.

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lost but now he’s found george jones

George Jones is a living legend. Not too many rebellious country singers are out there anymore and it’s proof that we’re stuck with the fluffy pop crossover stuff for all of eternity, so why not revel in some good ol’ down and dirty country. The way it’s supposed to sound, feel and be. Well, Evansville, revel away because George Jones is comin’ to town on June 4 at The Centre. Who’s to say that George Jones isn’t a legend? I mean, he’s a Country Music Hall of Famer, he’s been a huge influence to anyone and everyone that is country music (except 95% of the producers who are more Max Martin than country), he sang the number one country song of all time, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” he is arguably the greatest country singer alive today. Hell why don’t I just say it: George Jones is country music. George Jones was born and raised in the Big Thicket area, just east of Texas. His heroes stood for the same thing he does today—the heart and soul of country music. Jones says, “My favorites when I was growing up were Roy Acuff, and then Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell. I got a lot of my phrasing from Lefty. You know, you make a five-syllable word out of a one syllable. Then you add a little bit from Roy Acuff and a little bit from Hank Williams. I don’t have their voice, but I sing with my voice and their phrasing, and I thank those three people everyday.” In the course of his career, he never left the top of the country charts, even as he suffered innumerable personal and professional difficulties. Only Eddy Arnold had more Top Ten hits than Jones, and Jones always stayed closer to the roots of hardcore country. Jones enlisted in the Marines at the end of 1951 and while the U.S. was at war with Korea, he never served overseas — he was stationed at a military camp in California, where he kept singing in bars. After he was discharged, Jones immediately began performing again. It was soon thereafter he signed with Beaumont, Texas label Starday and scored his first hit with “Why, Baby, Why” in 1955. In 1957, he signed with Mercury, where he cut rockabilly records as Thumper Jones and had a smash hit in 1959 with one of my favorite songs, “White Lightnin’.” In 1962, he moved to United Artists Records where his hits included “The Race Is On” in 1964. He then headed over to Musicor in 1965 and released “Take Me” in 1966 and “A Good Year For The Roses” in 1970. He moved again to Epic where he had his longest stint yet with producer, Billy Sherrill. Jones was the Country Music Association’s Best Male Vocalist in 1962 and 1963, back when awards were still voted for by the deejays. He repeated as Male Vocalist again in 1980 and ‘81 along with Single of the Year for “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” In 1986, he won • 18 •

the CMA’s Video of the Year award for “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” Like Burt Bacharach, Jones has set the par for duets with partners ranging everywhere from pop star Gene Pitney to rocker Elvis Costello (who has also done work with Burt Bacharach), he has also appeared with Merle Haggard and let’s not forget the 10 albums and more than a dozen hit singles with wife, Tammy Wynette. 1 9 9 2 , Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His poignant acceptance speech asked radio programmers to give a fair chance to the older country artists… apparently they listened because his single at the time was “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” which featured cameos by Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Mark Chestnutt, Joe Diffie, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Pam Tillis, Garth Brooks and T. Graham Brown which carried over to win him the CMA Vocal Event award in 1993 for his “George Jones and Friends.” Jones never let up either. Since 1993, he’s released a handful of albums, some of which include High Tech Redneck, Bradley Barn Sessions, I Lived To Tell It All, The Cold Hard Truth, The Rock Stone Cold Country 2001, his 2003 release, The Gospel Collection Country Standards and in 2006, the Geffen label release, Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones: Kickin’ Out the Footlights… Again. The CD sees the old warriors, Jones and Merle Haggard, singing one another’s hits, along with some surprise duets and song selections that’s

a must-have for country fans of any generation. The Great Lost Hits of George Jones, a Time-Life release, showcases 34 songs on two CDs that comprise the years 1965 to 1972, when Jones recorded for Musicor Records. These tracks are previously unreleased, having been tied up in legal issues. But now, as the name of the album says, these “lost” songs have been found, much to the joy of Jones’ millions of fans worldwide. And here in the Tri-State, too, for sure. So, don’t forget to catch George Jones at The Centre on June 4 at 8 p.m. Seats are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, at the Roberts Stadium and Centre box offices, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. -Charlie Ludall

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W.C. Handy blues And barbecue Festival

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival held every June is one of Henderson’s

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biggest events. Touted as one of the largest free music events in the United States, the festival celebrates the origins of W.C. Handy’s blues career as it relates to the Henderson area, and takes place this month from June 12 to June 19. For those of you who remember my attempt at navigating the blues a few months ago, you’d know I know very little about blues history. So when the time came to explore the Handy festival, my first question was “Who the hell is W.C. Handy?” Of course, with most things blues-oriented, Handy’s story is fairly entertaining. Handy, known as the “Father of the Blues,” was born in Florence, Alabama and raised by his pastor father. Although deeply religious and fond of the influences of church music, Handy still found time to learn instruments such as the guitar and cornet.

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Handy eventually formed a small group known as the Lauzetta Quartet, which he attempted to lead to Chicago in order to play the World’s Fair in 1892. After learning of the Fair’s postponement, Handy’s band headed toward St. Louis, but working conditions there were unfavorable; the band disbanded and Handy moved to Evansville. It was here where Handy’s fortunes changed; he joined a successful band that performed throughout the region. Even better, he met his future wife, Elizabeth Price, in Henderson. The two married on July 19, 1896. Handy spent almost ten years in Henderson before he left, and eventually would be recognized as a composer of blues and spiritual music. Handy writes in his autobiography, Father of the Blues: “I didn’t write any songs in Henderson, but it was there I realized Okay, so we’ve got food, music, and fun: all ingredients for that experiences I had had, things I had seen and heard could be set down in a kind of music characteristic of my race. There I learned to appreciate a great time. There’s something else cool about the Handy Fest this the music of my people. Then the blues were born, because from that year, however. Kentucky Education Television will be on hand to film day on, I started thinking about putting my own experience down in that performances as part of its “Jubilee Series” in 2011. The Jubilee Series particular kind of music.” celebrates American music So although as performed by nationally Handy didn’t write any of known artists and local his music in Henderson, it’s musicians during summer still an important place in music fests in Kentucky. blues history. That’s why Premiering in 1996, Jubilee each year the Henderson presents an eclectic Music Preservation Society mixture of traditional and organizes the festival contemporary bluegrass, that bears his name. A blues, folk, gospel, and tax-exempt non-profit, other American music. Even the Society utilizes the though it’s produced by generous sponsorship of KET, it’s a national product, corporations and individual distributed to public TV donors. Volunteers keep stations nationwide. KET it free to the public and will be at the festival from open to everyone—making June 16-19 just in time for it an obvious choice of the festival to reach its fever entertainment for Tri-State pitch when national acts music fans. perform in Audubon Mill The whole thing Park. kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on The triumphant blues voice of the amazing Shemekia Copeland Still not sold on just Saturday, June 12, with the will delight crowds at this year’s W.C. Handy Festival. how cool the 2010 Handy William Branaman Street Festival is? Cruise on over to Strut Parade in Henderson’s Central Park, as well as the “Gardens That Swing” event. The Gleaner- handyblues.org and check out the band schedule, calendar of events, and sponsored “Taste of Henderson” is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., but food photos. Sponsor information is also available. Finally, it just wouldn’t be service starts as early as nine that morning—the live music begins at 2010 without Handy’s presence on Facebook—head that way and become 11:30. The rest of the week is composed of more music events and food, a friend to the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival today. Even though all of which lead up to the weekend, which is supersized with food, bands, I’ll be long gone from Evansville by the time the festival goes down, I’ll be catching it on KET as soon as I can. and other events. June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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LOCAL CHEF SPOTLIGHT [ Scot Mangold ]

Scot Mangold is a familiar face to a lot of different folks in and around Evansville. Currently he holds the title of Vice President of Culinary Operations for Team Service USA, which manages Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Goebel Soccer Complex and, beginning this summer, the Cup and Chaucer Café inside the Central Library branch in downtown Evansville. Scot’s previously been the Executive Chef with Firefly Southern Grill and SMG, both also in Evansville. Out of the area, Mangold has worked in such far-flung locales as Denver, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina, Scottsdale, Arizona and Panama City Beach in Florida. He also worked the Salt Lake City, Utah Winter Olympics in 2002. Mangold took some moments out of his busy schedule to participate in this month’s Local Chef Spotlight. N4U: What’s your background, cuisinewise? What prodded you into a career with food? SM: I was prodded into a cooking career because being a rock star was not going to pay off. I had no background in cooking before choosing this career, but I think my cuisine is a combination of French/ Mexican/Asian inspired American Food   Do you have a core philosophy about food and cooking that you use as a guide day-in, day out? What is it? My core philosophy is – ‘Is this cooked correctly? Is this seasoned correctly? Would I eat this?’   What constitutes a perfect meal - both tangible and intangibly? A perfect meal for me is when I go out and  I am not expecting it to be perfect and everything is. Because most of the time when you go out to eat it is not perfect. The server might not know what they are doing, or two out of the three items on my plate are cooked wrong (or not at all like tonight), loud people, cigarette smoke etc   What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career in the kitchen? Be ready to work long hours, be passionate not just about food but about what it means to work in the service industry, be willing to learn from your mistakes, and be humble.   Working in as a chef is one of the most up-tempo occupations; what have you learned, and what do you do and think about to keep calm and focused when it gets like that? You have to be able to just take a deep breath, put on either Eagles of Death Metal, Duffy, or My Morning Jacket and start from the top. For • 20 •

parties I have to always have my Banquet Event Order in hand so I know where I am. In the restaurant you just take a breath get organized and start barking orders like the captain on the Sea Shepard being attacked by Japanese whalers.   What’s the most satisfying thing about cooking to you personally? Making a guest happy.    What dish or meal would you prepare for yourself right now, for your own pleasure? Right now it is late so I would want something sugary like Sautéed Apples and Vanilla Ice Cream. Know a chef you’d like to see included in our Local Chef Spotlight? Send an email to editor@news-4u.com. Please include the chef’s name, restaurant/facility and a brief description about why you would like to see him or her featured.

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DAY TRIP

[ Bourbon Blog ] On the day before Kentucky Derby 136 – where BourbonBlog.com’s Derby coverage is the most extensive and unique you will find online – filmmaker Jake Bilinski and I start the day interviewing Larry Birkhead, the former partner of Anna Nicole Smith. He actually met Anna at a Kentucky Derby party while he was a photojournalist. He says life has been crazy ever since then, but doesn’t sound like he would change it for anything. Larry and his daughter are enjoying Derby as he is a Louisville native and is here giving support to Kentucky Tom Derby Museum, which recently re-opened despite the August 2009 flood. Fischer From Birkhead’s interview, we see our old friend Guy Fieri who has appeared Contributor on BourbonBlog.com twice as we interviewed him once during Kentucky Derby and once on a podcast. His energy always is inspiring even on a day like this where we haven’t been sleeping for several nights straight due to our filming schedule. Fast forward several hours to the afternoon, and we arrive at the famous Barnstable Brown Gala raising money for the Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky. It was this party where years ago Larry met Anna Nicole Smith as he did the job I’ll be doing tonight. We’ve arrived early to get the optimal spot on the red carpet to interview celebrities, athletes and singers. One of the first to make her entrance is Victoria Secret super model Marisa Miller who says she is happy to be supporting such a cause. A crowd of Louisville fans, comprised heavily of teenage girls, are behind the red carpet entrance screaming as celebrities are introduced on the PA. This red carpet is actually black. Perhaps black is the new red when it comes to carpets. Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn are next to enter. BOURBONBLOG: “Jerry, are you Bourbon fan?” Jerry O’Connell: I do like Bourbon, I like it a lot. I drink it only this time of year. Then I give myself a year to recover and I come back start all over again. Is there a first time experience you had with it? No I never threw up. It is a very happy drink. That is why everyone is so happy in Louisville because they are all hopped up on all that Bourbon. His wife Rebecca Romijn didn’t I have much to say about Bourbon, but the two were a lot of fun to chat with. And speaking of two, wait, I see three… THREE JACKSONS! It is Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson. It’s their first time at the Kentucky Derby. “We just like to see people have a great time. That is what life is all about: Getting together supporting great causes, having a great time and being there for others,” says Marlon Jackson. Do they like Bourbon and will they be sampling some Mint Juleps? Two of three are in favor of it, the other one wasn’t. Watch our video BourbonBlog.com to see their response and who declines. Next on the black carpet is Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz. Ashlee had her Derby hat on and Pete’s big hair could almost pass at a hat. They didn’t come close to most of the journalists, but posed and quickly made their way into the party. Salt-N-Pepa might have been my favorite interview of the night. They were down to Earth and charming. This was their first Derby and “hopefully not the last” they say. U.K. Basketball Coach John Calipari enters and I interview him about the recently released limited edition Maker’s Mark blue bottle with his picture on to raise money for an organization that U.K.’s School of Music supports. It was one of the biggest stories on BourbonBlog.com for several days. Calipari seems surprised how big the limited edition bottle became and he appreciates the “Big Blue Mist” of U.K. supporters worldwide. Perhaps even a

few years in the Tri-State? “I don’t drink Bourbon and I’m not into the horses yet, so should I say that in this State?” Calipari asks me. “It could be dangerous,” a female reporter behind my shoulder tells him. John Michael Montgomery, actor Terry O’Quinn, Taylor Dayne, and Olympic athletes Bode Miller and Allison Baver are just a few more of the names that we interview before he head to Dennis Rodman’s Derby Pretty Party at the Frazier Museum downtown. Dennis takes on a new role of DJing the party tonight. BourbonBlog.com is the only media outlet that is interviewing Dennis Rodman tonight. I stand on the carpet – this time it is red – awaiting the opportunity to interview Dennis. He enters. BOURBONBLOG: “Dennis, welcome to Louisville Rodman: It is my first time here. Oh my God, it reminds me of Oklahoma What’s it like to have your own Derby Party? It is the first one ever. I’m surprised I haven’t been here before; it has taken me many years. I have to ask you, do you like Bourbon? Is that the Street or? The whiskey. I don’t drink it. I like a little Vodka and cranberry. We really enjoyed watching you on Celebrity Apprentice. Something tells me with the set list I hear that is planned, no one will fire you as DJ Dennis laughs and seems to be speechless for a moment and says, “We’re gonna find out how I do tonight.” Find out for yourself how Dennis is DJing and watch all our Kentucky Derby coverage including an interview with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear from the Winner’s Circle on BourbonBlog.com.

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EATS

Corky’s ribs & Barbecue [ Restaurant Guide ] (Pavilion 1) 421 N W Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/ Casual/FullBar / All Major Credit Cards Black Buggy restaurant Lynch & Green River Rd. hawg ‘n’ Sauce 473-0012 1600 Leonard Rd. Under $10/Casual/Checks Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5339 Accepted/All Major Credit $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/ Cards Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Stoll’s Country Inn

AMISH

9820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7731 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/VISA,MC

bAR-b-QUE

hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards, Diner’s Club

Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Av. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer &Wine/VISA, MC

Marx Barbeque & Catering 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

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The Nisbet Inn 6701 Nisbet Station Rd. 963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/VISA,MC

CASUAl THEME

Chili’s grill & Bar 600 N. Green River 475-1510 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

r.J.’s Smokehouse 1013 S. Weinbach Ave. 421-8020 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Choo Choo Cafe & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Boston’s The gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Drive 853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Wilson’s general Store & Café 11120 Broadway Ave. 985-0202 Under $10/Casual// VISA, MC,DSCVR Wolf’s Bar-B-Q restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

Applebee’s Bar & grill 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 5727 Pearl Drive 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Blush ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 Between $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake 475-1074 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

house of Como 2700 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-0572 Between $9-$12/Casual/ Checks/Accepted/Full Bar firefly Southern Grill 6636 Logan Dr. 402-2354 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted gator’s hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 461-7027 Under $10/Casual hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

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hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards koodie-hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Max & erma’s 421 N.W. Riverside (Pavilion Level 1) 433-4258 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards o’Brian’s Sports Bar & grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards On Deck riverside Bar & Grill 100 2ns St. (270) 826-2424 Henderson, KY Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/MC, VISA, DSVR ollie’s Sports Bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Show-Me’s (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 (east) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7459 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Steeplechase Café (Holiday Inn & Conference Center) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Temptations Buffet (Pavilion Level 1) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6059 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards T.g.I. Friday’s (Inside Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8910 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Zoup Fresh Soup Co. 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards • 24 •

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CHINESE

Canton Inn restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA,MC China king 590 E Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer and Wine/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards china Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA,MC,DSCVR china Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC China village 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 858-8238 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards chopstick House restaurant 5412 E. Indiana 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 5066 S.R. 261 853-2680 Under $10/Casual/Full Service Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Janbo restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/Major Credit Cards Lucky Dragon Chinese 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards MA. T. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservation Accepted/ VISA,MC,AMEX

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[ Restaurant Guide ] Mandarin garden Chinese 2013 Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA,MC Shing-Lee Chinese restaurant 215 Main 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted Two Brothers 3806 N 1 St. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Wok ‘N’ roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 479-3118 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC, DSVR Yen Ching Chinese restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

DElI/bAkERy

Amity Jo’s 202 E. Locust St. Ft. Branch 753-1230 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards coffee cottage & café 612 Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC Choo Choo Cafe & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & coffee (West) 210 N. St. Joseph 426-1011 (North) 2128 N 1st Ave 426-2311 1031E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (east) 5 N. Green River Rd 479-0511 Washington Ave. 477-2711 (Newburgh) 3988 SR 261 858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St Walkway 422-3026, 422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted Finn’s Café & Bakery 920 Main St. 962-3694 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards fresh Harvest Deli 101 NW 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC,VISA Great Harvest Bread 423 Metro 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Ste C 401-5400 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Just rennies Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards La Sombra cofffee company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC, DSVR Maxine’s Cafe and Bakery 1322 N Green River Rd 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Penn Station Subs Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards (east) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 Davis Lant 402-PENN (owensboro) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (henderson) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Penny Lane coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Piece of Cake 210 Main 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards riverview by firefly 1 Main St. 465-7206 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 962-2326 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC Schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC

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Spudz -n- Stuff 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-TATR Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC The granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/MC, VISA, DISVR

fAMIly & HoMESTylE

The Acropolis Fine greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Black Buggy restaurant Lynch & Green River Rd. 473-0545 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Bob Evans restaurant 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 5201 Pearl Drive 425-5100 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC Boonville cafe 713 E. Main St. 812-897-2912 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA,MC Buffalo Wild Wings 713 N Green River Rd. 471-9464 5404 Pearl Drive 423-9464 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Carousel restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/ VISA,MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Cross-eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted

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[ Restaurant Guide ] culver’s frozen custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Denny’s Classic Diner 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 19501 Elpers Rd. 867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Denny’s restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (east) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards Dogtown Tavern Old Henderson Rd. 423-0808 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/VISA, MC ellis Park-Clubhouse Hwy 41 N. (800) 333-8110 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards The feedmill - Poseyville Hwy. 165 & I-64 (812) 874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards frontier restaurant & Bar 12945 Highway 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/MC, VISA golden Corral (West) 5301 Pearl Dr. 423-4930 (east) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (henderson) 1770 S. Green St. (270) 827-0345 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards The hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted

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The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Hornville Tavern & catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/

Pop’s grill (New harmony) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

[ Restaurant Guide ]

IhoP restaurant 601 Burkhardt 471-0514 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Casual/VISA,MC,Discover k&D Dutch korner 13935 St. Wendel Rd. 963-9370 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only

rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

kT’s Fire grill 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 Wadesville, IN $10 - $15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 963-9310 Between $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/ Recommended/Full Bar

Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

Knotty Pine cafe 500 N. Main 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted

Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

koodie-hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

fINE DINING

Log Inn Rt. 2 Haubstadt 867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

cavanaugh’s (Pavilion Level 2) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Merry-go-round restaurant N. 2101 N. U.S. Rt. 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted

cork ‘N cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

North Main Annex 701 N. Main 425-4535 Under $10/Casual/Wine/VISA,MC o’Charley’s (east) 7301 E. Indiana 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

The edgewater grille 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, IN 858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Jungle restaurant/ Fat Cats Bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 Between $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Two Full Bars/ VISA, MC

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Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 Between $15-$25/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Madeleine’s restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Cafe Arazu 17 W. Jennings St. 842-2200 Newburgh, IN $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/ VISA, MC, DSVR

red geranium 504 N. New Harmony, Indiana 812-682-4431 Between $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Dilegges Italian 607 N. Main 428-3004 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC house of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $9-$12/Casual/Reservation Suggested/Full Bar

Szechwan Chinese restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The White house 610 Church St. New Harmony, IN (812) 682-3455 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

GERMAN

Gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin 424-1420 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

GREEk

The Acropolis Fine greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Major Credit Cards

INDIAN

flavor of India 4612 Vogel Rd. 477-4482 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 E. Tutor Ln. 476-5000 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

ITAlIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN Angelo’s 305 Main Street 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Biaggi’s ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC • 28 •

EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ]

Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main Street 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The Olive Garden Italian 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

JApANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Iwataya Japanese restaurant 8401 N Kentucky Ave 868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine kanpai 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Required/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Zuki Japanese grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

koREAN

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted//Beer and Wine

MExICAN

hacienda Mexican restaurant (east) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Jalisco Mexican restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Las Americas Mexican 1016 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-3483 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Acapulco Mexican (east) 3339 Green River Rd. 475-0566 (Newburgh) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Los Bravos (east) 834 Tutor Lane 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (east) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Cancun Mexican restaurant (henderson)341 S. Green St. (270) 826-0067 (Newburgh) 10640 SR 662 490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Los Toribio (henderson) 1739 S. Green St. (270) 831-2367 2810 US 41 N. (270) 830-6610 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

el Charro 720 N Sonntag Ave 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards El Maguey - Boonville 601 W. St. Rd. 62 897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/MC, VISA el rio 1919 Green River Rd. 471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Moe’s Southwest grill 6401 E.Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ VISA,MC Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC Tequila’s Mexican (Mt. vernon) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

en el rio (henderson) 104 N. Water St. 270-826-0099 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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pIzzA

2 Daddy’s Pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Archie & Clyde’s roca Bar 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/Visa, MC Boston’s The gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Drive 853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Cici’s Pizza 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite G 962-0034 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC Collegetown Pizzeria 4110 Broadway Ave. 463-6181 $10-$15/Casual/Checks/VISA, MC, DSVR

hollywood Bar & grill (east)E. Morgan Ave. (Inside Showplace Cinemas) 402-5122 (North) 4428 1st Ave. 426-0133 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/Beer/VISA, MC kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Mama roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings 2611 Hwy 41 N. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

MunCheeze Pizza 4120 N. 1st Ave. 437-3300 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Firedome Pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 Henderson, KY (270) 831-1977 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual gerontes Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC greek’s Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ]

Noble roman’s Pizza 2403 Washington Ave. 477-5347 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Exp. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards ollie’s Sports Bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Pizza Chef Hwy 261 (812) 853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC Pizza king (North) 2411 Stringtown 401-1060 (Newburgh) Hwy. 66 & 261 853-3368 (east) 1003 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-4941 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 Under $10/Casual/Beer only (except Weinbach location)/ All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] roca Bar (West) 1618 S. Kentucky Ave 422-7782 (Mt. vernon) 506 E. 4th St. 812-838-5000 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards rounder’s Pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 12731 N. Green River Rd. 867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC Samuel’s Place (New harmony) 518 Main St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch) 609 S. Main St. 812-753-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Talk of the Town 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/Reservations /Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main 424-9871 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Newburgh, IN Under $10/Casual/Reservations /Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Walter’s golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

pRIvATE DINING

CJ’s & Party Place (Inside Willow Bowling Center) Virginia & Hwy 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations/All Major Credit Cards Just rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10 - $15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

pUbS

Algonquin’s (henderson) 213 US Hwy. 41 270-827-4313 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accpeted/VISA,MC Beef o’Brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Corner Pocket Bar & grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC Cricket’s 518 W. Main, 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darren’s Pub (henderson) 713 N. Green St. 270-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ MC,VISA Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks accepted/All Major Credit Cards Fast eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N. W. Riverside 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

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Fox & hound english Pub & grille 5416 E. Indiana 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards ginny’s Place Covert & Vann 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards k.C.’s Time out Lounge & grill Washington Square Mall

rounder’s Pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/ VISA, MC Sportsman’s Billiards & grille 2315 W. Franklin 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

SEAfooD

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 867-7300 Under $10/Full Bar/Casual/ VISA,MC

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Lamasco Bar & grill 1331 West Franklin 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Bonefish Grill 6401 E Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Little cheers restaurant & Pub 329 Main St. 423-9740 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake 475-1074 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Main gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC, DISVR

red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Exp. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Tin Fish Seafood restaurant Newburgh 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

ollie’s Sports Bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave.475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Metro Sports Center Pub 5820 Metro Dr. 479-5425 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA, MC The Pub 1348 Division 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards rira’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr.426-0000 Under $10-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar / All Major Credit Cards roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave 422-7782 8309 Bell Oak Dr. 490-7778 506 E. 4th St. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5000 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards • 32 •

STEAkHoUSES

cork ‘N cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards haub Steak house (haubstadt) Main and Haub, 768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards hollywood Bar & grill 4428 N. First Ave. 423-0050 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards hornet’s Nest Old Petersburg Rd. 867-2386 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards house of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $9-$12/Casual/Reservations Suggested/Full Bar

EATS

Logan’s roadhouse Steakhouse 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 5645 Pearl Drive 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

rookies Sports Bar 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/ Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Texas roadhouse E. Lloyd Expwy. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Tumbleweed Southwest grill (henderson) 1868 U.S. 41 N. (270) 869-9800 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA,MC Western rib-eye & ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations Accepted /Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

TAvERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Brett & rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln (812) 588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA, MC Cricket’s 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

[ Restaurant Guide ]

Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy. 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Sam & Jimmy’s hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards St. Phillip’s Inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 985-5558 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Road 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

State Street Tavern 718 State St., Newburgh,IN 490-6614 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA,MC

fat Boy’s Tavern 115 N. McCreary St. 812-753-9914 Fort Branch, IN Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA,MC

Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only

Fred’s Bar Corner of Reed & Virginia 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

Sportsman’s Billiards & grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

gloria’s 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Hornville Tavern & catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted The Knob Hill Tavern 1016 Hwy. 662 W. 853-9550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards ollie’s Sports Bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards rick’s 718 Bar & grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Yellow Tavern 521 Church St. (New Harmony) 682-3303 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Check Accepted

THAI

Thai Chow Rt. 1 Ft. Branch, IN 753-3878 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Required/Checks Accepted Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

vIETNAMESE

vietnamese Cusine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA, MC

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BANDS

[ A Listing ]

ACoUSTIC Andy Norvell Adam Blythe “Blind-Dog” Gatewood Bobby Clark Byron Rohrig Calabash Chad Harvey Chad Nordhoff Chris Knight Clayton Daughtery 5th & Jackson David Fuller Dave Cogswell Dustin Kaposta J.T. Cusic Jay Johnson Jason Mann Keith Vincent Lindsey Williams Matt & John Matt Clark Michelle Shelton Mike Z Nathan Mowery Nick Gregory Nick Hamilton Rik Hilborn Rob Bennett Scott Winzinger Sin Eats the Apple The Stockholm Robot The Strolling Tones Rowan Tree The Last Hurrahs Troy Miller

CHRISTIAN RoCk/ GoSpEl Kerusso Last Hour Euphrates Jones

CoUNTRy/ SoUTHERN RoCk A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

DJS Enok Dougie Fresh DJ Kodyman Freddy K Jon B NickkyB Paul Bunyon Randy Marshall Romey Rome Shane Breedlove Syimone

HEAvy METAl/ HARD RoCk Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Diversion Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Killarus Kingdom Life of Decay

Paradigum The Path Prowler Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal With Monday Brings Massacre

JAzz Bob Ballard Bob Minnette & the Swingcats Bookie Buchenberger Jazzafloozie Jeff Harmon Jazz Shawn Needham & the Black Sheep

RAp/ HIp Hop Boop D Bradley-T Cas One Clusoe Crispy Cyclopean Super Hero Dew Dirt D-Trick E’ville J-Fill Kanine Kasper from the K KY Prophet Lac the GoGetter Laudi Lil’ Ace Loc the Great MC Till Menace the Untouchable Mic Nuke’em Raaqim Red 13 a.k.a. Rone Shadowman Reverend Fang Gory Scooter Sinumatic Wayward a.k.a. Chessmaster Whydhe Write a.k.a. Papale WSM Young Press

RoCk ‘N Roll (Stuff like ABBA to Zappa & Everything In Between) Akacia American Pie Amphigoria AMPutee Anger Wish Anywhere But Here wBad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley Bobby Clark Band Bosko BSR Cadillac Whiskey Calling Corners Chowder Monkey The Cold Stares Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Do Androids Dream? The Duke Boys Dyonosis Fifth Wheel Band Flashback Flat Stanley 4-Seamer Fuzzy Roxx Gentlemen & Scholars Gonzo’s Toybox Goodnight June Hair Bangers Ball Hard Sunday The Hiding Hollywood Gutter Rats JEB Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue The Marlinaires McFly

Midnight Manifest MINX Namasté Never Been Caught The Painkillers Panacea Pale Runs the Ghost Pfreak Show Philpot Pieces of the Day The Pits Poptart Monkeys Quasimojo Rachel & the Jimmies The Relics Rukkus Second Story Shagadelics The Shanks Six Hills Giant SixtyFourEast Six More Miles Slick Willy The Smoke Rings Static Stolen Remains Stompbox 40 Throne of Lions The Toddlers Top Dead Center The Velcro Pygmies Velvet Bombers Union Jacks

R&b/blUES Amazing Soul Crackers Ashes & Rain Big Slick Black Widow Blues 4U Brian Hunt Cartez DeeShea Hog-Maw Blues Band Hoosier Daddy Object Blue Small Train Shaggy Wonda Soulunique Stillwell-Rodenberg & Co. Roy Carter & Co. Twist of Fate Valentina Gibbs Will-C Yankee Dime

HElp US kEEp THIS lIST UpDATED! If yoU ARE IN A bAND, plEASE SEND US yoUR INfo! EDIToR@NEWS-4U.CoM June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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2 Daddy’s Pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052 Algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 Ø Area 51 5425 Oak Grove Rd. 306-8830 Ø Blush ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) 433-4000 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s Music venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D 421-6767 Brett & rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln (812) 588-1010

Ø Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont 423-0726 Club royale 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699 Corner Bar 2668 Mt. Vernon Ave. 423-0933 Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN 858-2782 Darmstardt Inn 13130 Darmstadt 867-7300 Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-827-2206

extra Innings (holiday inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 Fast eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Fox & hound english Pub 5416 E. Indiana 473-5721 Fred’s 421 Read St. 423-8040 ginny’s Place 1602 Covert Ave. 477-0789 gloria’s 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W Franklin 423-0796 hammerheads 317 Main St. 421-8492 Hob-Nob Tavern 1400 W. Maryland 425-6159

The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. 421-0024

Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia 425-2515

Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. 422-2800

Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown 401-1201

Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin 423-7616

The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835

NS hollywood Bar & grill North: 4428 N. 1st Ave. 423-0050 East: 4706 E. Morgan Ave. (Inside Showplace East) 402-5122

Cecil’s Bar & grill 420 N. Garvin 589-0706

NS ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4100

Ø hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Hootie Hoots Saloon & grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135

Leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. 464-8300

GOING OUT [ Clubs & Pubs ]

Little cheers 329 Main St. (812) 423-9740

rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. 477-4088

Ø Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377

Ø Main gate Sports Bar 520 Main St. 428-7776

Ø Icon Bar & Nightclub 111 S. Green River Rd. Suite F 471-4872

Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780

NS rira’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000

Iron horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch 753-9918 The Jungle & Fat Cats Bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 k.C.’s Time out Lounge & grill Washington Square Mall

Ø Muncheeze Pizza 1200 W. Columbia St. 437-3300 o’Brian’s Sports Bar & grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630

NS roca Bar Newburgh 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-480-7778 rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Avenue 423-0872

old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400

Sam & Jimmy’s hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker 491-6229

koodie hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202

ollie’s Sports Bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125

Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin 423-6280

Lamasco Bar & grill 1331 W. Franklin 437-0171

On Deck riverside Bar & grill 100 2nd St. Henderosn, KY (270) 826-2424

NS Show Me’s (West )5525 Pearl Dr. 402-7100

Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia 491-2222 Legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-7444

The Peephole Bar & grill 2nd & Main St. 423-5171 Ø Penny Lane coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741

Sportsman’s grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 State Street Tavern 718A State St. Newburgh, IN 490-6614 NS The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Ø Tinfish Newburgh 300 W. Jennings 812-490-7000 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Tropical Isle 20 Walnut St. 425-6700 Woody’s West 3200 Claremont Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN 812-874-2170

NS (east) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7469 Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828 Someplace else Main & Sycamore St. 424-3202

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[ Beer Reviews]

lEINENkUGEl’S SUMMER SHANDy

Tom: 3 Golden see-through body with subdued sweet hop aroma. Medium to thin and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Goes down surprisingly easy with a clean finish and a hint of spice. Nothing spectacular, but a decent drinker.

(Chippewa Falls, WI)

Alison: 3.5 It’s refreshing, but almost too refreshing if there is such a thing. Instead of surfacing on the lemonade flavor it almost hits you with it. At times I expected to find lemon pulp stuck in my teeth while drinking, but this is something I would probably reach for if I was going to be at the pool all day.

Jabez: 4 I was introduced to Upland wheat by my friend Paul, and this one was just as good. Since this beer was made in Bloomington, I liked it even more. It is nice to see some fellow Hoosiers putting out a good beer. Tom: 3.5 Pours a dark, amber red with a frothy tan head. Nose is citrusy, sweet, with a hops presence. Sweetness up front with a light fruitiness, a little spiciness, some hints of grapefruit. A somewhat atypical red, but a good quality beer nonetheless.

Jabez: 3.5 This is a nice light wheat beer with a splash of lemon flavor. I am not a fan of lemon flavored beers but this is the best one so far. I am a big Leine fan and love everything else they put out. It has more character than the other lemon or lime flavored beers that I have tried.

Todd: 4 A nice, rich, amber as promised upon pouring into my ale glass, followed by a hoppy (but balanced) flavor. Rad Red’s not flashy, showy, or “extreme” (by a long shot), but with hints of maple and citrus, this one’s got a nice and complex flavor profile. Maybe I’m being pretentious for deciphering those flavors, but this one’s unquestionably steady, sturdy, heady and brings joy to my palate.

Tom: 2 A shandy is a mix of lager and lemonade, and that’s exactly what this looks, smells, and tastes like. Cloudy yellow with a strong lemon scent. A little too watery and has an artificial quality to it. I am not a fan of fruity beer and this did nothing to change my mind.

MICHElob - bEACH bUM bloNDE AlE

Todd: 2.5 The pale, cloudy appearance isn’t too impressive up front for this summery lemonade-infused wheat beer. The initial citrus smell isn’t bad, though, but what really counts is the taste, and here it just reminds me far too much of Pledge furniture polish.

UplAND RAD RED AMbER AlE (Bloomington, IN) Alison: 2 I will admit I am a lighter beer girl by trade, but this Upland has got me thinking. Its rich amber color comes across when it touches the tongue as it is not too bubbly as much as it is smooth. The preliminary taste is deep and sweet while it ends with a malty bite I am not used to in my “girlie beers.”

(St. Louis, Mo)

Todd: 3 This rich ale pours golden with medium lacing, and though it doesn’t offer anything too remarkable or unique, it does shine with a crisp maltiness that walks all over the usual summer lager lineup. More than drinkable, Beach Bum would be an ideal middle-point for an inexperienced drinker (or seasoned lager fan) to be gently swayed into the wide and wonderful world of ales. Decent enough.

lANDSHARk lAGER (Jacksonville, fL)

Alison: 4 Just as Jimmy Buffett appeals to the masses, so does his beer. Crisp and smooth this beer goes down so easy one forgets they have finished one beer and quickly moves onto a second beer without notice. Which may be a downfall, yet it has a surprising bit of a sea-salty aftertaste one doesn’t normally find in beer which matures it in ways other light beers can’t. Jabez: 4.5 To me this beer is just like a Corona but better. The look is similar but I don’t feel I have to stick a lime in it to drink it. You could but it isn’t mandatory. I enjoyed the light lager taste and it is a good summer beer. The beer just has more character than a Corona. The more I drink this beer, the more of a fan of it I become.

Alison: 3 While this beer has a nice golden blonde color, and gives good head, there isn’t much separating this from other light beers. It does a good job quenching my thirst initially; I can’t say I would sip on these all summer afternoon due in part to the noticeable Michelob aftertaste. Jabez: 3.5 This beer poured a clear gold color with the head fading fast. It had a crisp hop smell. It had a light malt taste with a little sour hop flavor. It had good carbonation with a lingering aftertaste that was somewhat spicy. Also was surprised by the brewer, Michelob/Anheuser-Busch.

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Tom: 2 Pours a clear, golden yellow with a faint, crisp pilsner aroma. Thin, almost watery, with soft carbonation. Weak, pilsner flavor that’s true to the style, but slightly less sweet. It’s begging for a lime. Not my preferred style, but would do just fine on a hot summer day. Todd: 3.5 This light beer has all the attributes of a classic lager – pale golden appearance and an easygoing flavor profile that’s more on the malty side. The clean, crisp taste compares more than favorably to Corona, so summer beer fans looking for a light and tasty alternative to the more mainstream “light beers” should find Landshark ultimately satisfying. I say give this one a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised. • 35 •


EATS

[ Rookies ] Get in your car and drive over to Kentucky. What? Too far? Well, those reasonable people of the Far-Off Land of Henderson, they drive to Evansville to eat all the time! Comrades, we must help level this dining disparity, and JESIKA let’s start with dinner at Rookie’s SANDERSSports Bar and Restaurant, ELLIS Contributor located in downtown Henderson. If you’ve ever made it to the W.C. Handy Blues Festival over the bridge, you’ve already walked right past the place, just at the river and 2nd Street, the length of three facades. Many years ago, the original building housed Doc Holliday’s Saloon. When taken over by the Thomas family, it expanded to become Rookie’s Sports Bar, and in 1995, the restaurant was added. Yet despite Rookie’s longevity, says Rodney Thomas (manager and coowner with wife Liz and parents, Fred and Ginny), “We’re still a great secret for people in Evansville.”   And so, let the secret be revealed!   We came for an early Wednesday night dinner, between the workday’s end and the task of applying polyurethane to some hardwood floors. Needing some daylight for the latter, we - while not in a rush, exactly – enjoyed this meal with less leisure than typical date nights, considering dinner required a trip to a neighboring state. However, getting across the bridge, into downtown Henderson, out of the car, and into the Rookie’s entrance took, all told, just at 12 minutes, which is, as you know, the average time spent sitting at any one stoplight on the Lloyd Expressway. We saved ourselves hours of driving hassle - by leaving Indiana!   We chose the restaurant side, rather than the bar, for lack of smoking more than anything, but it had a nice, subdued, moody ambience, despite floor-to-ceiling sports memorabilia, posters, and

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portraits – and, as one might expect, seven large screen televisions. With the sound at a very considerate level, however, and the room expansive, we weren’t forced to watch sports, and that was thoughtful.   The atmosphere was conducive to chatting amongst ourselves – and our service was just as casual and comfortable. Turns out, our capable server Dana is part of the Rookie’s family – daughter to co-owners Fred and Ginny, and sister to Rodney. Her welcoming, easy manner and insider tips truly made our meal: When in doubt, go with items noted by a small football icon – house specialties or favorites – and ask for the Secret Strawberry Butter! Rookie’s serves only certified Angus beef, and many of the steaks are hand cut, which, as Thomas said, not only assures fresh portions, but also keeps costs down. Another fine insider tidbit: Most sauces, marinades, and dressings are hand-mixed in the Rookie’s kitchen.   In both the interest of time and curiosity, we took Rookie’s (and Dana’s) recommendations, starting with a monumental appetizer called Stufferinos – jumbo mushrooms (the size of tennis balls!) stuffed with a house-made, herb-flavored cream cheese, hand battered, then deep fried. Gigantic, with golden, light breading, rich, savory innards and a divinely spiced house horseradish dipping sauce, the four Stufferinos could be a meal... I was tempted to make it so, yet, we pushed on… for research, and for you!   I’ll keep this brief, because (I hear) it doesn’t pay to overanalyze a good play: the food was very good. Though an otherwise typical house salad, the ranch dressing was notable for its lack of pastiness and its just-salty-enough richness. The Arabian Salad, for those not familiar, consists of crisp greens, tomatoes, and green pepper in a balanced lemon mint dressing.   My steak, the “most popular” Flat Iron Steak, a fresh 10 oz of exquisitely cooked, tender beef, required absolutely nothing to improve its taste. A vast mound of home-cooked, bacon-intensive green beans framed the steak like a salty, juicy halo. Looked good, tasted even better! The Husband was equally impressed with the Honey Citrus Chicken and the potent bite of red pepper in its marinade. On a fluffy bed of rice, nestled alongside steamedjust-right cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots, the chicken, like the steak, was really asking for it. We devoured both meals justlikethat, pausing only to cut

and butter more fresh baked bread. (Here’s where the Strawberry Butter comes in: A special recipe, only served to those who know to ask – and that’s now you! It’s divine! I’ll not ruin its appeal with mere words. Ask for it.)   Between dinner and dessert, I took a quick excursion to the bar side and found a bright (blue), open arrangement of booth and table seating around the large central bar area - a more lively feel than the restaurant, but the same attention to décor, theme, and sports-on-TV availability (albeit with sound turned up for those, literally, keeping score).    But on to dessert: Joyce’s Bread Pudding! If you’ve never tried bread pudding, I ask you: WHAT? Rookie’s recipe was created by Joyce, a longtime employee, who is no longer with us; yet her marvelous recipe for this French toast-like bread pudding lives on! Served swimming in a bowl of buttery rum sauce, it was love at first sniff. This stuff went right home in my belly.   Really, Henderson isn’t far away, and even for sports-indifferent diners, Rookie’s Sports Bar and Restaurant is worth visiting. Need more? They offer a full bar, live music and dancing on weekends, and every Tuesday night eight ounce Prime Ribs are on special with magical bacon-ey green beans and a baked potato, all for only $10.99. From start to finish, we never felt rushed, and we made it back to Evansville in even less time than the trip over, proving it is only our own small Hoosier dining-rut assumptions, comrades, that we must always resist!

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REVIEW [ Wine]

SIppING THE lIGHT fANTASTIC

Get these spirits at The Winetree!

The warmth and humidity of an 1951 Washinton Ave. approaching summer affects (812) 476-8141 the buying habits of many 4201 First Ave. RoN a wine lover. Lighter wines, HUll (812) 425-2010 especially whites and Rosés, Winetree East 13301 Darmstadt are more refreshing and more (812) 867-2403 appropriate for summer’s lighter dishes. As delicious as a full-bodied red or a rich, buttery Chardonnay can be, they are often too heavy in texture and flavor for summer. They aren’t usually at their best when fully chilled and most sippers find a cool wine is more refreshing in the heat. Save those full-bodied reds for a cold winter’s night or an evening when someone gets too enthusiastic with the A/C. One can find many white wines that offer fantastic flavors and very good value as well, ranging from dry to semi-sweet, that are refreshing and appropriately styled for hot days and warm nights. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Viognier are varietals (grape varieties) that meet the criteria and there are even lighter, softer whites including Torrontes or Italy’s Prosecco and Gavi di Gavi. Even some of the lighter, un-oaked Chardonnays meet the criteria for summer sipping. They have a growing following of those weary of heavier, oaky Chards. One such Chardonnay is A to Z from Oregon. It is crisp, clean and delivers mouth-watering fruit flavors and aromas without being heavy. A less known varietal, Viognier pairs beautifully with shellfish and fish. Yalumba’s “Y” series from Australia has wonderful aromas and the palate is rich with guava, star fruit and passion fruit flavors. Echoes of melon linger on the refined finish. It’s not as fat (concentrated, rich and low in acidity) as some Viognier. Its crisp acidity keeps it bright and refreshing. The past five vintages have all been quite consistent and have received “very good” and “best value” ratings. A varietal often overlooked is Chenin Blanc. When well made, Chenin Blanc can be well balanced with flavors of melon and white peach. It has a delicate floral quality resembling honeysuckle and a fresh, lively finish. Look to France’s Vouvray (off-dry) and Savenniéres (dry) regions for some of the best French expressions of this grape, but don’t forget the excellent Chenin Blanc wines from South Africa, California and Washington State. Check out Ken Forrester’s 2006 Petit Chenin from Stellenbosch, South Africa, a thirst quenching, dry version or the off-dry Sauvion Vouvray from France. Both are delectable and comfortably priced. Sauvignon Blanc can exhibit a wide range of styles, from the grapefruit and lemon citrus flavors of New Zealand and its style imitators to the mango, papaya, nectarine and new mown hay of some California examples. Try Kim Crawford for the NZ style or California’s Matanzas Creek for the rounder style. Whatever your preference, these are great warm weather wines. A Blush, Rosé, or light bodied red can be a wonderful warm weather alternative to white wines. Next month we’ll take a look at these flavorful styles Meanwhile, join the adventure and experiment a little. Good hunting! June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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ROMP - Owensboro’s annual bluegrass party

June’s the month that sees our neighbor to the southeast come alive with the wholly American sounds of world-class bluegrass music. Thanks to key players such as the International Bluegrass Music Museum, fans of authentic bluegrass have a place to call Mecca from the 23rd to the 26th. So many great bands and artists are slated to play at multiple venues throughout ROMP 2010 (ROMP is an acronym for River of Music Party). Among them is the gospel-bluegrass family band, The Isaacs. Consisting of mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben, Rebecca and Sonya, the harmonious Tennessee group is a veteran of over 30 years making music. Their newest recording, Naturally, garnered them a 2010 Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year, and it’s been the recipient of praise from both sacred and secular circles. Matriarch Lily took some time to chat with News 4U about the band, their place at ROMP and more. N4U: Have you guys been to ROMP in the past? LI: Yes, we were there about two or three years ago. Yes. What do you remember from that? What was your overall impression of Owensboro? The people are really friendly and we had a great time. We did something called Legends of Bluegrass when we were there before – just being onstage with so many of the people that had made bluegrass famous was a treat for us.

The name of the album may well answer this question – the title Naturally – the harmonies and arrangements are so elegant and natural. Being a family, does it feel like work when you’re creating your music? It’s always work when you’re trying to perfect something. My kids have always been perfectionists; my son, Ben, produced this along with Bill Gaither. And he’s [Gaither] pretty hard on us in the studio (laughs). But it is something that comes natural to our family, and family harmony, as you well know… it’s hard to compare with.

What does a gathering like that mean to you when you get so many like-minded people together? Well, it’s always a lot of fun. Of course it’s bluegrass music – and we’re gospel bluegrass music – it’s a family-oriented genre of music where people get together and jam and love to hear each other play so many of the bluegrass and gospel bluegrass songs. It’s a time of fun and fellowship; anytime you get together with a bunch of people like that it’s just a blast. It means a lot to us to be involved. It is the River of Music Party, after all. And it’s a good party.

What for you has been your most memorable experience playing in front of an audience? When we performed at Carnegie Hall about eight years ago. Growing up in New York, Carnegie Hall was the limit; you could never sing anywhere that would compare to that. Standing on stage there was a highlight of my life. What should people expect from The Isaacs at ROMP? I hope they have a good time; we’re planning on doing some traditional songs, songs people will recognize. We like to feature a lot of the Naturally record, which is doing well. We like to do a segment of a cappella stuff that stands out. So we hope they have fun and come back and see us again.

The Isaacs are among the many artists appearing at this year’s River of Music Party.

For the uninitiated, tell us about the band. We’ve been The Isaacs now for over 30 years, about 35 years. I am the mother of three of the band members – Ben, who plays upright bass, my daughter Sonya plays the mandolin, and my baby daughter plays the rhythm guitar. We have a banjo/guitarist and we have a percussionist, so there’re six of us on stage and we do predominantly bluegrass; we’re a little bit more contemporary than some traditional bluegrass bands. We’re [also] on tour with the (Bill) Gaither all year; we get to do the Grand Ole Opry quite often, so we diversify into different genres with what we do. • 38 •

I was reading your bio and your own experience goes back further. What do you remember as your first musical experience that really made you decide it would be such a huge part of your life? Going to hear a Beatles concert in New York (laughing). In New York, when The Beatles came to Shea Stadium, I was in high school and some friends of mine and I went. Just the excitement in that huge arena, with the music blasting, I’d always loved music, but I’d studied to be an actress and I wanted to sing and dance on Broadway. [Being a] recording artist just wasn’t something I saw. But I always loved folk music; I was a big Peter, Paul and Mary fan. Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, anything like that. You can honestly say that folk music and bluegrass are related.

What was life like when your kids were young in such a musical household? Their father and I were married for 28 years; my ex-husband, Joe Isaacs, is a very talented bluegrass musician. He played banjo, guitar, and mandolin really well. So he was quite a large influence on their life when they were growing up. He always had instruments laying around the house. And he had a saying: One way to get a child to learn how to play an instrument is to lay it down on the couch and dare them to touch it (laughs).

More information about ROMP, its music and other events, including exhibitions, a trade show, workshops, venues, artists, accommodations and more is available online at bluegrassmuseum.org and toll-free by phone at 888-692-2656.

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TUESDAy, JUNE 1 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Cornhole Tournament Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Stucco House -- Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Mike Fisher 8:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andria Reed 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Belly Dancing Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Crazy Tuesday Hobo Jungle -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Woody’s -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove 9:30 PM Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark

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WEDNESDAy, JUNE 2 12:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool

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5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Casey Williams & DJ Bene Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night

THURSDAy, JUNE 3 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool

7:00 PM Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bob Ballard On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night

5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Bike Night Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano

7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Michelle Shelton Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 80s Night Karaoke

7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Karaoke Club Royale -- Tattoo Gathering w/Tony Trip Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Caribbean Party w/DJ Raj

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Duck Inn -- Continuance/ Ambush/Lions Lions/Blood Tribe Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/ Whiskey Bent Wednesday Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s

8:00 PM Cricket’s -- Rockin’ Rod

10:00 PM Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Open Mic Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Latin Dance Music Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke & Dance mix w/ TW/Thirsty Thursday Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Strolling Tones Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Auditions-call 4 info Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele/Bike Night

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10:30 PM Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

fRIDAy, JUNE 4 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Wendell 6:00 PM Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty will be at Woody’s West Friday, June 4th for another Damn Loud Rock Show! Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Show Me’s (East Side) -10:00 PM Evansville Riverfront Kerry & The Double D’s Fast Eddy’s -- Original -- Evening on the River Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton Thong Thursdays w/Jon B TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio & music w/Black Jack 7:00 PM Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Art Party -- Subject: Lemons Jason Clutter & Tim Smith Lanhucks -- DNR Corner Pocket, The -- Pool O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke & Cornhole Tournaments w/DJ Magic Mark Stucco House -- Karaoke

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8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- Kaptain Krunch & the Cereal Killers Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Jimmy Church Band Centre, The -- George Jones Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Koodie Hoos -- Karaoke w/Jason Mann 8:30 PM Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Brian Mounts & the Lonely Riders Band Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ Club Royale -- Keith Vincent on the Patio Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montourage Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/BK Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge

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KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Damn Loud Rock Show w/Drowning Pool/Nonpoint 9:30 PM Club Royale -- Never Been Caught Duck Inn -- Inalexus Smitty’s Little Tavern -Jimmy & the Chets 10:00 PM Charazad Hookah Lounge -- DJ & Dance Music Fast Eddy’s -- Rockshow Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -O’Brian’s Karaoke 10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Ashes & Rain Little Cheers -- Andy Norvell/DJ Bene Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Mister USofA MI - Amedeus York & Local Cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

SATURDAy, JUNE 5 11:00 AM Marigold Bar -- 4C of S. Indiana Charity BBQ 1:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Circular 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Wendell 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: American Quilt Central Stadium -- Ohio River Bearcats vs. Gateway Soul Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Stucco House -- Karaoke 7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- Far From • 42 •

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SUNDAy, JUNE 6 12:00 PM Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 1:00 PM Club Royale -- Live Entertainment on the Patio 3:30 PM Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Nick Gregory 4:00 PM Woody’s -- Bud Bike Night 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Doc Stocker 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Brickhouse, The -- Andrea Wirth and band Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist Stucco House -- Karaoke 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Canary & the Coal Miners Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Library Trio 9:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 PM Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

MoNDAy, JUNE 7 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike

Night/Nick Gregory Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 PM Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/College Night Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Little Cheers -- Entertainment w/DJ Bene

TUESDAy, JUNE 8 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Cornhole Tournament Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Stucco House -- Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Mike Fisher 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andy Jones 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Belly Dancing Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Crazy Tuesday Hobo Jungle -- Andrew Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar --

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WEDNESDAy, JUNE 9 12:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bob Ballard On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night 7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Funk Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 80s Night Karaoke

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Whiskey Bent Wednesday Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 PM Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Open Mic Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Casey Williams & DJ Bene Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

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THURSDAy, JUNE 10 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Bike Night Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Pajama Party w/DJ Raj 8:00 PM Cricket’s -- The Strolling Tones 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Latin Dance Music Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back

Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke & Dance mix w/ TW/Thirsty Thursday Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rob Bennett Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Auditions-call 4 info Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele/Bike Night Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Jason Clutter & Tim Smith 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/American Analog Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- DNR O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

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11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

fRIDAy, JUNE 11 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Gary Ward 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Solitary Tree Casino Aztar - Events Paviillion -- Thunder Jam Bierstube:

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11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Erica Dawn from Equals with Local Cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Casino Aztar - Events Paviillion -- Thunder Jam Bierstube: Gonzo’s Toybox 11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Annastacia Beaverhousen with Local Cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

SUNDAy, JUNE 13 12:00 PM Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament Eagle Valley Golf Course -- Y.I.M. K-9 Rescue Inc Golf Scramble

5:30 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Greg Anderson Big Band 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 PM Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist Stucco House -- Karaoke 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Andrea Wirth Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Library Trio

1:00 PM Club Royale -- Live Entertainment on the Patio

9:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

3:30 PM Smitty’s Little Tavern -- R.B. Stone

10:30 PM Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

4:00 PM Woody’s -- Bud Bike Night

11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

MoNDAy, JUNE 14 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 PM Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/College Night

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Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Little Cheers -- Entertainment w/DJ Bene

TUESDAy, JUNE 15 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Cornhole Tournament Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney

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7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Stucco House -- Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Mike Fisher 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Jason Nellis (Nelbow S) 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Belly Dancing Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Crazy Tuesday Hobo Jungle -- Cheeko & the Man Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Woody’s -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove

9:30 PM Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAy, JUNE 16 12:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 4:30 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Alias Jones 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Cedric Burnside

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THURSDAy, JUNE 17 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 4:30 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Doug MacLeod 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Curley Taylor & Zydeco Tribute 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Bike Night Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Father’s Day Party w/DJ Raj

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8:00 PM Cricket’s -- The Jimmies Haubstadt Sommerfest in Haubstadt, IN -- Deaf Megan 8:30 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Latin Dance Music Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Thirsty Thursday Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Strolling Tones Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Auditions-call 4 info Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele/Bike Night Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Jason Clutter & Tim Smith 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Dizzy Hollow Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- DNR O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

fRIDAy, JUNE 18 12:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Hog-Maw Blues Band 2:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Bryant-Stevens Band

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3:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Doug MacLeod guitar Workshop 4:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- The Stella Vees 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Tom Small 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Albert Castiglia 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Java Jive Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Stucco House -- Karaoke 8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- A Worst Case Scenario Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Exile Fox & Hound English Pub -- 1st

Annual Celebrate Hope Bierstube Haubstadt Sommerfest in Haubstadt, IN -- Jason Clutter & the Dirty South Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Koodie Hoos -- Karaoke w/Jason Mann W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Kenny Neal 8:30 PM Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Rachel Timberlake Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ Chilly Willy’s -- Troy Miller Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Shaggy Wonda Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/BK Fox & Hound English Pub -Country Battle of the Bands Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Panacea Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele

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SATURDAy, JUNE 19 12:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Doug MacLeod 1:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Chick-A-Dee 2:00 PM Centre, The -- Cirque D’Or: the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats Fox & Hound English Pub -- 1st Annual Celebrate Hope Bierstube W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Kilborn Alley Blues Band 4:00 PM W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Otis Taylor Band 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Tom Small

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6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens -- Zoo Brew W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Magic Slim and the Teardrops 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Rex Central Stadium -- Ohio River Bearcats vs. Arkansas Wildcats Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Stucco House -- Karaoke 7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- Deadwater Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Exile Doc’s Nightclub -- Trucker Bomb Haubstadt Sommerfest in Haubstadt, IN -- 80s Night w/McFly Show Me’s (East Side) -- UFC: Ultimate Fighter Finale Show Me’s (West) -- UFC:

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Ultimate Fighter Finale W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Shemekia Copeland

9:30 PM Club Royale -- The Jimmies Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Panacea

8:30 PM Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Rachel Timberlake Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karaoke

10:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- TBA Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Exile Charazad Hookah Lounge -- DJ & Dance Music Duck Inn -- Killing Miley Fast Eddy’s -- RiverShine Lamasco Bar -- Calabash O’Brians Sports Bar -- Static W.C Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival -- Joe Louis Walker

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Namaste Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Beasley Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Hobo Jungle -- Displacement/ Kingdom/A Worse Case Scenario Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Bad Elmer KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flashback Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -Battle of the Bands Woody’s -- Damn Loud Rock Show w/Shaman’s Harvest

10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Piasa Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Mama T returns with Local Cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

SUNDAy, JUNE 20 12:00 PM Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 1:00 PM Club Royale -- Live

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Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Cornhole Tournament Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney

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7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Nu Corp Band Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Stucco House -- Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Mike Fisher

6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Belly Dancing Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Crazy Tuesday Hobo Jungle -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Woody’s -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove

11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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8:00 PM Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/College Night Lamasco Bar -- Roster McCabe (reggae) Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Little Cheers -- Entertainment w/DJ Bene

TUESDAy, JUNE 22 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith • 54 •

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9:30 PM Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAy, JUNE 23 12:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool

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5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Nu Corp Band Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bob Ballard On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night

Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Casey Williams & DJ Bene Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

THURSDAy, JUNE 24 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

CATCH CASEy WIllIAMS at Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant Friday, June 25 at 9pm.

7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Matt O’Ree Band Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 80s Night Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Whiskey Bent Wednesday Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 PM Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Open Mic

6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Bike Night Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Downtown Henderson Project -- Dave Lutz & John Snyder Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- 80s Night Party w/DJ Raj

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8:00 PM Cricket’s -- Troy Miller 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Latin Dance Music Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke & Dance mix w/ TW/Thirsty Thursday Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rob Bennett Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Auditions-call 4 info Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele/Bike Night Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Jason Clutter & Tim Smith 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Peacock Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- DNR O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

fRIDAy, JUNE 25 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams 5:30 PM Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Wendell 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Merry-Go-Round -- 62-Year Celebration: Car Show & Live Radio 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Starz-n-Stripes Corner Pocket, The -- Pool &

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Cornhole Tournaments Stucco House -- Karaoke 8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- Stereo Shout Out Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Wright Brothers Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament 8:30 PM Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ Chilly Willy’s -- Andy Brasher Club Royale -- Keith Vincent on the Patio Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Funk Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/BK Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Casey Williams Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Brad Lemmons of 2nd Story 9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Brando 10:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Comedians Brian Hamilton & Jamie Utley Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Wright Brothers Charazad Hookah Lounge -- DJ & Dance Music Fast Eddy’s -- Lt. Dan’s New Legs/DJ Mikus Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -O’Brian’s Karaoke Woody’s -- DJ Raj’s Lazer Light Show

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10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Fat Box Little Cheers -- Andy Norvell/DJ Bene Marina Pointe-2 Daddy’s -Preview Weekend w/BSR Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Male Dancers Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

SATURDAy, JUNE 26 12:00 PM Marina Pointe-2 Daddy’s -Preview Weekend w/Live Music Benefitting Sycamore Group 4:00 PM Winetree-East -- Craft Beer Tasting 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 PM Cancun Mexican Restaurant -- Mariachi Band Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Wendell 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Merry-Go-Round -- 62Year Celebration: Cruise-In & Elvis Appearance 7:00 PM Art Party -- Subject: Fireworks Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Marina Pointe-2 Daddy’s -- Nascar Over the Fence Tire Changing Contest Stucco House -- Karaoke 7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Area 51 All Ages Club -- Breck Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Wright Brothers Doc’s Nightclub -- Akacia Koodie Hoos -- DJ John Hurley 8:30 PM Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ Chilly Willy’s -- Calabash Cricket’s -- Common Ground Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Smoke Rings Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW • 58 •

Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Midranger KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Live Entertainment Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Casey Williams Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Marina Pointe-2 Daddy’s -- Miller Girls/Live Radio Remote/ Killer B’s of Summer Contest Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -Battle of the Bands

NIGHT LIFE

9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Brando 10:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Star Pupil/Fire to Reason Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Wright Brothers Charazad Hookah Lounge -- DJ & Dance Music Duck Inn -- Blood Tribe Fast Eddy’s -- Wax Factory Lamasco Bar -- The Sellouts O’Brians Sports Bar -Live Entertainment Woody’s -- Hollywood Gutter Rats

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5:30 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Bob Minette’s Swing Cats 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Brickhouse, The -- Andrea Wirth Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist Stucco House -- Karaoke 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Andrea Wirth Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Library Trio 9:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Fat Box Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

10:30 PM Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

11:30 PM Brickhouse, The -- Syimone with Local Cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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SUNDAy, JUNE 27 12:00 PM Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 1:00 PM Club Royale -- Live Entertainment on the Patio

11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

4:00 PM Woody’s -- Bud Bike Night

7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Stucco House -- Karaoke TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling

5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

8:00 PM Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney

3:30 PM Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Nick Gregory

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-- Karaoke Contest Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/College Night Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Little Cheers -- Entertainment w/DJ Bene

TUESDAy, JUNE 29 12:00 PM Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 6:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Cornhole Tournament Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 PM Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Stucco House -- Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Mike Fisher 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Object Blue 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Belly Dancing Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Crazy Tuesday Hobo Jungle -- Cheeko & the Man Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night/Nick Gregory Woody’s -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove 9:30 PM Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj

10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAy, JUNE 30 12:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 PM Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 5:00 PM Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 PM Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 PM Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bob Ballard On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night 7:30 PM Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Shawn Needham and the Black Sheep Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 80s Night Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Contest Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/Whiskey Bent Wednesday Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -Karaoke w/Brian Steele Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 PM Charazad Hookah Lounge -- Open Mic Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj 10:30 PM Little Cheers -- Casey Williams & DJ Bene Someplace Else -College Night Karaoke

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independent thinking

Professional wrestling is a strange beast. It is “theatre in the round.” It can be a soap opera. It is watched by tens to millions of people depending on the event. Professional wrestlers are rock stars, actors, and athletes all wrapped in one package. They all also have to come from somewhere.                 For years, the names Lawler, Jarrett, Mantell, casey carnage and Dundee were all ran from USWA in Memphis to Contributor Nashville to Louisville to Evansville, along with other little “one off” towns, weekly. Saturday mornings were when we saw them on television, and for our area, Wednesday nights are when we would see them in the flesh to exact revenge on what we saw the weekends before. Then the wrestling world got bigger for the fans with the strength of cable television.                 WWE (WWF at the time) was syndicated; TBS ran NWA 3 times a weekend; and ESPN got into the fray showing AWA and WCCW. For a young wrestling fan, I was able to see it all. The Hogans, Flairs, Bockwinkles, and Von Erichs were almost as big to me as the Memphis contingent. These guys were like “my guys.” Looked like a million bucks, had unique characters, they were rock stars, actors, and athletes.                 Through time, wrestling became bigger than ever; WWF got some primetime “RAW Attitude” – NWA became WCW and infused themselves with “Nitro” and “Thunder” on primetime as well. Ratings drove the business, as these promotions traveled from town to town; going through Evansville and the Tri-State area about once or twice a year. The problem was this, though: Their Memphis counterparts had been somewhat pillaged from their talent, as the guys moved up to a grander screen, and Saturday morning no longer had the show to watch or the mid-week release of the live shows, so there was a sense of being disconnected. Then I found the “indie scene.”                 For those uninitiated, the “indies” or “territories” (as they were once called), are where everyone starts. The workers are relatively local, and work to hone their craft in hopes in landing more shows and be noticed by one of the top worldwide promotions; as the old adage goes: “everyone has to start somewhere”. Mikey Whipwreck is a former ECW and WCW wrestler, and current New York Wrestling Connection head trainer June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

(www.nywcwrestling.com). “For years the indies have been the lifeblood of professional wrestling,” Whipwreck says. “Almost every ‘Superstar’ you see on TV was at one point wrestling in your local high school gym.”                 Having such a rich history of sports entertainment, Evansville fans know what is good and what isn’t, and better yet, we know what we like!                 The charms of these shows are these guys you can get to know. They are reachable. You can speak to them. Many times, during these shows, you also get to meet a “name” from the past as well, and it is one big family. I remember meeting Randy “Macho Man” Savage before he went to the WWF, so in the back of my head, I think, “Who’s next?” The answer could be the guy I’m talking to during intermission; the “Shawn Shultz’s” of the world (a very entertaining up-and-coming wrestler. Wrestlers who travel up and down the highways, plying their trade and entertaining fans, driven to be the “next big thing”. With the WWE, and TNA for that matter, it’s not as easy to get that kind of access. You will be lucky, in fact, to even see the wrestlers before the show. “For a lot of fans when they become disgruntled with WWE and TNA, find themselves bigger fans of their local indie,” Whipwreck states, “and they find young and hungry wrestlers looking to make it to the ‘big time’ and on occasion you’ll get a famous ‘Superstar’ in an intimate setting.”                 One of the most beautiful aspects of the shows in Evansville and the immediate region surrounding the River City is that the promoters understand the importance of a “family atmosphere.” For the cost of what it would take to go see a movie, you can go see a live event with your child, and watch the child be gleefully excited about the action that is transpiring a few feet in front of them. Then, unlike the movies, the kid can meet the wrestlers who performed, get an autograph, and create a memory that could last a lifetime. Who knows? Maybe they will meet their Randy “Macho Man” Savage. To find out more about Casey Carnage and Carnage Crew, go to www. carnagecrew.net. Audio interviews with some of wrestling’s biggest stars, pictures of live events, video interviews, and articles from around the world. To contact Casey, email casey@carnagecrew.net. • 61 •


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KID’S PAGE [ tot time ]

Are you needing some fresh ideas to get out with the kiddos this month? Got bikes, kites,

lanea stagg

stale bread? Head over to the grounds of the State Hospital - off of Lincoln Avenue, almost at Vann Ave. This is a nice place to walk, ride bicycles, fly a kite and stop at one of the many lakes and feed stale bread to the geese and minnows. You are not far from the Boy Scout Center which actually faces the Lloyd Expressway and offers a gorgeous garden for walking. Your kids will love this cheap outing. Check out other parks in the City of Evansville at http://www.evansvillegov.org The website will inform you about the many city parks that are maintained by your tax dollars. Also read about the Pigeon Creek Passageway which is a planned 43 mile walking/jogging/biking trail that will eventually encircle the City of Evansville.  There are currently 4 miles of the Greenway:  the Middle Levee Corridor and the stretch from Sunrise Park to Franklin Street.

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari 452 East Christmas Blvd Santa Claus, IN 47579 www.holidayworld.com The older kids in the house are not going to just want to go to Holiday World, but they MUST go to Holiday World this summer. The most exciting ride I’ve seen in years is there and it combines roller coaster with water to make the World’s Largest Water Coaster and is named The Wildebeest. And beastly it is the ride is defined as a “HydroMagnetic Rocket” type structure... and anything with “rocket” in it is just plain awesome. It’s 1/3 of a mile long and lasts 2 1/2 minutes. You can go on the website and watch the point of view video, which hooked me immediately.

FROM THE STACKS

[ local libraries ] by Amy Mangold, Marketing & Communications Manager, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

June is National Audio Book

Month. If you haven’t ever listened to a book, give it a try already! It’s an easy way to be entertained while sitting at the beach or pool, working in the yard, or doing anything in which you need your hands free. EVPL has an awesome selection of fiction and non-fiction titles on CD, digital Playaway, and online for downloading. Visit one of our eight locations or online at www.evpl.org to get started.

RAINY DAY?  Unfortunately June will usher in a rainy day here and there and if that’s the case, why don’t you ditch the TV/electronics and make the day your official GAME DAY. Mom, plan ahead & have some supplies tucked aside for this “special” day. It’s very easy and inexpensive to have your kids make their own board game. You can look up some ideas online, but basically you just need a piece of posterboard/ cardboard, various decorations/markers/stickers, etc., random trinkets for game pieces, such as coins, small rocks, beads, Barbie shoes, etc. Have the kiddos come up with a theme for their board game, such as a hiking theme, sport theme, cartoon character theme, etc. and they can draw & decorate the path with boxes and fill the boxes in with various instructions.  They can use play money (that they create), play for prizes (re-using old forgotten toys) or play for more TV time.

Thursday, June 3

No-Sew T-Shirt Project Teens 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Central Library, Browning Events Rooms Create some awesome items with old T-shirts and a little time. Register online at www.evpl.org, or call 428-8229.

Wednesday, June 9 Paws to Read

Grades 1-5 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., North Park Branch Meeting Room Children who can read will read to a friendly dog – a nice way to practice reading aloud! Registration is required and limited to 10 kids. Parents MUST sign a release before the child can enter the classroom. Participants should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets. NO FOOD allowed in room with dogs. Online registration begins Tuesday, June 1. For information: Call 428-8237.

Wednesday, June 9

Film Movement: Gigante (Uruguay) Adults 6:30 p.m., Central Library Browning Event Room B For information: Call 428-8200.

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Saturday, June 19

Online Publishing & Social Media: Push Your Writing Career Forward Teens & Adults 10:00 a.m., Howard Room, Red Bank Branch Join “Writer’s Digest” Publisher and Editor, Jane Friedman, for a discussion of how new technologies are changing the publishing industry. Registration is suggested, but not required. Register by calling 428-8205.

Wednesday, June 30

Wildflower Tour of the Oaklyn Meadow All ages 6:00 p.m., Front Lawn, Oaklyn Branch Join Gold Master Gardener, Debbie Goedde, for a guided walk through the prairie plantings to learn about perennials, grasses, and flowers. For information: Call 428-8234. Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading 2010! Kids, teens and adults may register at any location for the chance to win great prizes! More information, as well as a complete listing of our monthly events, is available on our website.

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period piece ren faire at the 4-h Center When

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Renaissance Faire taking place this month at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds, I was a little unsure how to cover it. Where I grew up, the general consensus was that “those people” were really weird and unapproachable—which doesn’t exactly jive with the people I met in college. So when the time came Doug Messel to talk about a Ren Faire for News 4U, I thought the Contributor best way to get some information would be to talk to someone who’s knowledgeable about the stuff—my friend and fellow UE graduate Nicole Lantaigne. N4U: So...what’s this Ren Faire thing all about? What typically goes on at one? NL: A Ren Faire, or Renaissance Faire/Festival is kind of what it sounds like. An area is set up like a village or city from the Renaissance, generally during Elizabeth I’s reign. People who work at the faire dress in garb correct to the time, and act as is they live there. There is the King/Queen, a royal court that parades around behind her, and “common” people who run around making fun. Visitors come to watch shows (which can be anything from crude R-rated shows for adults only, to puppet shows for children), eat turkey legs, and buy things from merchants. The merchants set up booths or tents around the Faire site and sell anything that is vaguely related to the medieval/renaissance period. Visitors generally wear “street clothes,” but some people, like my group of friends, dress in period clothing as well. Cool, cool. So when did you attend your first one? I went to my first faire my freshman year of college with UE’s Medieval Society. We went to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Is there a particular story about one that makes it more memorable than others? We always go to Faire during finals week, and this year we went despite massive amounts of rain. It’s a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive down to the Faire, and we arrived on time. We walked around in the rain for a few hours before it was cancelled at noon due to massive flooding. I was probably the driest person in our group because I was wearing a hoop skirt - it kept off the wet! Why do you think there’s a stigma attached to them? I’m talking about this notion that people who attend them are “weird,” etc. I think when people think about Renaissance Faires, they think about pagans, incense, and just weird Goth people in general. You do get some people like that, but a lot of us just like taking a day out of the 21st century and walking around in clothing we’ve made without really worrying about cell phones or computers or any of that. Thanks a lot, Nicole. Gives me a pretty solid picture of what goes on. Not a problem. June 5 and 6 in the banquet hall and the upper grounds at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center.

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native american site reveals exciting history

Angel

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well-known to the public as the location of a thriving Native American society that pre dated Columbus’ first voyage to the New World. But Angel is not alone as a place where a community of sophisticated people flourished along the north shore of the Ohio River. In fact, there is a much older and much larger site in southwest Indiana causing an enormous amount of excitement among archeologists. The site, relatively close to the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, is, according to Michelle Greenan, Curator at the Indiana State Museum, “One of the largest Hopewell settlements in North America. There are famous Hopewell sites in Ohio and Illinois and other spots as well that are comparable, but this site is quite large.” Its age is remarkable as well; the site was thought to have been inhabited from roughly 1 A.D. to 500 A.D. Hopewell culture is distinct from the Mississippians of Angel Mounds in that, among other traits, they did not cultivate corn. But their societies were similar in other respects, notably with regard to trade and mound-building. Artifacts from the Hopewell site in southwest Indiana have been – and continue to be – studied and cataloged; an exhibit of some of the objects is scheduled to occur at Angel Mounds later this year in November. “We’re incredibly excited to have it (the collection),” says Greenan. “Because we’re able to share the resources with the State and offer them for research to graduate students. It is so incredibly important; there is a lot of research that can take place.” The variety and place of origin of many of the artifacts are of particular interest. “We have obsidian that we know came from Wyoming and Idaho,” continues Greenan. “We also have lead, which is extremely rare. As anyone will tell you, Native Americans didn’t smelt lead. Well, we may

have… in five years you may hear that I’m completely wrong, or you could be hearing that we have the first instance of lead smelting. “We have numerous pieces that you could spend a lifetime researching.” This particular site has been known to scientists for some time now, and, according to Greenan, the time has come to share some of what they’ve found with the public. “Once we [had] a grasp on it,” she says, “we wanted to get it out there as soon as we could. There was a time slot at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, and we thought, ‘let’s do this.’ With museums and how exhibits run, you have to go with the windows that are afforded; it was either now or wait a couple of years.” Among the many items from the site – from tiny flint knives to human effigy figurines – is even more evidence of trade and travel. Chalcedony from North Dakota, shells from the Gulf coast of Florida and pottery made from Georgia red clay are some of the materials found at the Hopewell site. Objects made from exotic materials include a copper headdress, ceramic figurines, a serpent effigy pipe, quartz points and plummets, shells, pearls, ceramic vessels and more. Mound building was being done by Hopewell people, as it was by the Mississippians at Angel. “What helps to define what we mean by Hopewell,” continues Greenan, “is the construction of these earthen works. This is a climax of when they were constructed in eastern North America.” Another defining point is, again, trade and travel. “You have a flourishing trade of exotic goods,” Greenan says. “You have these goods and materials coming from these faroff places; they’re coming in for a number

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of reasons. One is directly trading for the material outside [different] cultures. Or two, they’re making sacred journeys, which I think is really interesting.” Travel was done via rivers and streams – any way people could find to get where they wanted to go. “They would have been doing everything,” Greenan adds. “They could portage, and the leave their canoe and walk – and then come back. These were very long trips… by land, by boat, by any way possible. It would have been quite the journey, and they had to know how to get there.” Distinguishing this particular site from other Hopewell sites, according to Greenan, is that there is evidence of the inhabitants’ actual homes being right with the mounds and other earthen works; other Hopewell sites reveal that the people’s homes were, as Greenan says, “out in the countryside,” away from the main mounds. The terms “Hopewell” and “Mississippian” are mere constructs devised to define people who cannot literally speak for themselves in the present time. But, of course, their tools, spiritual items, objects d’art and other items tell a story that is incredibly fascinating, a story that was happening roughly 2000 years ago very near to where we work and live today. • 65 •


the cold stares peering into the band

There’s a lot to tell here about Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins, so let’s get right to the meat of this deal with The Cold Stares. N4U: Tell about this contest - how you got turned on to it, what it means, what the rewards are, etc. TCS: Lightning100 in Nashville took entries for the contest and called us in on it. We had done the Sunday night live radio show a couple of times from 3rd and Lindsley that they broadcast, once with Bob Schneider, and once with Rocco Deluca. Lightning100 has been great to us, as well as 3rd and Lindsley-really both of them have been instrumental in The Cold Stares taking off. Well it’s kind of a short cut through a lot of stuff into what every band works for. If we win we’ll represent the United States as far as rock bands go, head to London and open for Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney. All the candy that every band wants, deals, TV, you name it.   May 25 we got a one in ten chance of winning it all. We’ve won and past all the talent stuff, been nominated by the celebrity judges, we’ve just got to get the most votes online. We represent Nashville versus nine other cities. I think we can do it; we’ve assembled a great PR team around us. And frankly I think Nashville wants to win it. There is a great rock and roll music scene in Nashville that doesn’t get heard about as much as New York or LA due to all the watered down country pop nonsense that a small section of the business spews out. Kings of Leon, and a lot of other bands have been rocking Nashville for awhile and it’s just a matter of time in my opinion. • 66 •

So we represent an opportunity for Nashville to say to the world that the best rock and roll is coming out of this city. With the flood and everything else we’ve gone through in the past month, we need this and will do everything we can to get it. Also, obviously, we’re Evansville and local natives, so we are hoping that we can get Evansville, Henderson and Madisonville to get behind the band and help us pull this off. Just winning Nashville has done a ton for us. Winning the whole thing would catapult us into new territory. May 25 through June 5 folks can go to www.hardrock.com and vote for The Cold Stares/Nashville to win. We’re also playing shows at The Duck Inn on May 29 and June 5, and anyone that brings a printed confirmation of the vote gets into the shows free. The only way we can pull this off is for local folks to tell their family and friends that they can really help some local guys do well – by getting online and voting. Give people the skinny on The Cold Stares; what brought you guys together? Where’d the name of the band come from? We’ve been playing together off and on for years and this is just the project that finally jelled. Other bands have come close, but it just never took off. Finally we just got together and started playing stuff that we dug, and it just worked. The uniqueness of this band has evolved because we just stripped it down and started at square one again. Questioned why a rock band has to have five people in it, or why the bass or guitar has to always be prevalent or not through a whole song. Basically we rebuilt www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


that thought process back up taking different paths to end up where we are. I’ve always been a huge Black Crowes fan, and always loved the tune “Stare it Cold.” First couple gigs out, we’d show up and walk on stage and people would think we were some hippies or something just with two guys. Once we kick in everything, everyone would stand there staring with their mouths open trying to figure out where all the sound was coming from. So The Cold Stares just stuck.   A perhaps-impossible question, but who are several of the chief influences on TCS? Early Delta blues guys like Son House, Bukka White, Skip James for content and the story song part of what we do. Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, and Led Zeppelin for that heavy rock sound, and probably acts like The Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, and The Clash for that in your face energy on stage. My emulation of something never comes out sounding like what I intend it to. Which is good I guess, and a progression of me teaching myself guitar after taking piano lessons. So a lot of times I have something in my head and it just works out to sound like something completely different to Brian, who twists and turns it into something new. Brian is very precise, and learns something thoroughly. I on the other hand wing it, and if left to myself would have everything coming off the tracks. I loosen him up a little, and he makes me tighten up on things, so it’s a good balance. We both want to drive a car through your home in the middle of your nap.    What’s the overwhelming theme of the band’s live show? What’s your chief objective for your audiences (other than the obvious ‘being entertained’)? We don’t set out to entertain anyone. That’s for Dean Martin and Sammy D. We just get up there and do what we do, and people respond. The difference between us and a lot of bands is we aren’t going in there trying to sell you some show, or idea, or something we think you should think is cool. People know that from a mile away. When we play live, we don’t play to the crowd, we play with the crowd.    Studio stuff? What’s the status of recorded music for public consumption... and if you can relate a cool story from both the road and from the studio, that’d be awesome. What we have online and available right now we cut in one day at SUMA in Cleveland. Paul Hamann engineered and he’s worked with everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Wild Cherry. It is what it is. At that point we just needed to get the stuff out. We had Marc Ford from The Black Crowes talking with us about producing, and then Mark Neill/Muscle Shoals. In the end, both were either too far down the road or logistically not possible right now. We are going into Pop Machine with Marc Johnson in July so we can get some more tunes recorded and out. Marc has worked with everyone from Supergrass to Brenden Benson (Raconteurs), so it should be really great to get his input. We also have some stuff up our sleeve Nashville way that we gotta sit on until it’s cool to announce. We have a song on lightning100’s flood relief CD as well that’s now available. Every trip on the road with us is hilarious, because of the cast and crew of idiots we take with us. We seriously have surrounded  ourselves with great people, and that is one of the reasons we are doing so well. We have a rotating crew of about five to eight people who  ends  up playing roadie/tour manager/sound engineer depending on the show or venue. We are probably the closest thing to HBO’s Entourage you’ll find. If it all ended tomorrow, I could honestly say it’s been a great ride. No regrets. But I think we’ve just opened the door into new territory. More: thecoldstares.com; facebook.com/coldstares

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Abraham lincoln: Indiana’s american story

June 18 will see the opening of the second season of Lincoln Amphitheatre’s

LINCOLN: Upon the Altar of Freedom, an original two-act play with period music and multimedia effects. The story is set inside Lincoln’s mind from the time he was shot; there, audiences can experience an epic life that in many respects was born of his time spent growing up in Spencer County, Indiana. Brandi Weyer, Communications Director at Lincoln Amphitheatre, describes the experience audience members can expect: “From the moment people step out of their car, they will have direct interaction with people from that time, that era, so they can get more of a relationship with how life and the times were during Lincoln’s growing up in Indiana,” she says.

Like last season, meals by Black Buggy are available; unlike last year, they are optional, so that ticket prices for the play itself have gone down. Whether you wish to enjoy a home style meal beforehand or not, Weyer gives an example of a quality visit to the Amphitheatre as such: “You can come at six and enjoy your meal, and then experience the Lincoln exhibit, which gives you a transition from his life as a boy in Indiana into his Illinois time and then his time in office, and it gives a detailed history of his assassination,” Weyer relates. “If you like,” she continues, “before the show you can walk the trails of Lincoln State Park – actually just down the road from the Amphitheatre itself is a church, and it has the gravesite of Sarah Grigsby, his sister.” The production begins at 7:30 p.m. Central Time; it is a 90-minute production with two 15 minute intermissions, followed by a postshow Concert in the Park. “Coming from a guest’s point of view, take a historical experience into account with the theatrical experience,” says Weyer. “Lincoln Amphitheatre itself is on the very grounds that Lincoln walked as a boy. Understanding the relationship of how the life he lived in Indiana affected his presidency – that’s the engagement you’ll see in the play.” Returning to portray the 16th president is Los Angeles-based actor Geoffrey Wade; he will be accompanied by his real-life wife, Amelia White, who will play the role of Mary Todd Lincoln. Both will remain residents of the area throughout the play’s run, which is nightly continuing through August 7, with the exception of Mondays. “He’s an absolutely fascinating character; he’s so human. And that’s the interesting challenge about it, too,” Wade says. “You find yourself playing a person and not an idea or a marble statue in Washington.” Wade found the book Lincoln, written by David Herbert Donald, to be extremely helpful in researching the man he portrays. “I found that one particularly interesting,” says Wade. “He talked about Lincoln’s essentially passive nature, which is not something you would typically • 68 •

associate with Lincoln. That’s a very useful thing for an actor, because that’s a very human sort of trait. In many ways, that informed his ability to be a mediator, to be a consensus maker, to delay decisions, all of these things that in the end made him so great.” As an actor, Wade is well aware of portraying Lincoln in a realistic way. “Everyone expects Lincoln to be this flowing, baritone, and graceful man,” Wade says. “And I say, ‘well, he was incredibly clumsy and he walked in this funny way like a monster; he had this high-pitched voice – that’s one of the few things that everyone agrees on: That he had a high-pitched voice, frequently described as piercing or shrill. I very much try to embody what I hope would be a realistic re-creation; I try to give him a northern Kentucky, southern Indiana, sort of western twang.” Another actor playing the role of a towering figure in history is Chicago-based Allen Edge. In LINCOLN, Edge portrays black abolitionist, writer, orator and editor, Frederick Douglass as well as a fictional slave character Returning to portray the 16th president is named Moses. As Edge relates, “he Los Angeles-based actor Geoffrey Wade. (Douglass) had misgivings about Lincoln, but he did change his mind – it could be a general statement and the legend were made, if not born, to a great for people, especially in this country, of how you degree right here in our backyard. perceive people one moment until you actually As Allen Edge puts it, “I would see them up close or they put their lives up.” encourage them [the audience] to kind of wipe Lincoln ultimately put his life up, off the white board and look at Lincoln afresh. becoming an instant martyr the moment he was They may see some things they never thought of; assassinated. A legend was created instantly, and to me, whenever I see movies or documentaries the human being, with all of his failings, doubts about the childhood of certain people, it’s really about himself, and personal tragedies – along interesting to see how they became who they with all of the wonderful traits he possessed were psychologically.” – was somewhat lost, given to stone edifices, And you don’t have to be a history coinage and statues. It is, however, the flesh and buff to enjoy the play, but as Edge puts it, “If you blood human being that audiences get to see, weren’t, you will be.” hear and feel with LINCOLN. And both the human www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


QUICk fACTS: • lincoln: upon the Altar of Freedom • Nightly (excluding Mondays) June 18 through August 7 at Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park. • More information online at lincolnamphitheatre. com, by phone at 800-264-4223 and email at info lincolnamphitheatre.com

“he’s an absolutely fascinating character; he’s so human. and that’s the interesting challenge about it, too,” wade says. “you find yourself playing a person and not an idea or a marble statue in washington.”

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take the plunge wine dive at the reitz home

Pink flamingos are not a lawn decoration normally

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seen in Evansville, let alone in historic downtown. Yet, one downtown landmark will change all that with a sprinkling of these festive ornaments across their lawn on June 11. On this night the Reitz Home Museum will be enjoying their fourth annual Wine Dive, a successful event that continues to grow and expand each year as it crawls out of the shadow of their annual Derby Party that takes place in May. This year’s event while more casual than previous years will still be comprised of good food, good wine and good music.

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Jimmy Buffett provides the theme for this year, hence the flamingos, but one can expect other tropical decorations including tiki torches, exotic florals and Hawaiian shirts. Tess Grimm, Executive Director for the Museum, hopes all of this will “present a very fun atmosphere for guest to better enjoy the festivities with the Reitz Home supplying a grand background.” And let us not forget the drinks. “We will have a wine tasting of 10 to 12 different wines, while Turoni’s will be bringing in beer for tasting of their brews as well, with an opportunity to buy,” Grimm says. “For food we will be grilling up cheeseburgers and hot dogs, complete with trimmings, on a big grill that we will set up in the alley while Just Rennie’s will providing cookies.” All of this mouthwatering food will be set up in the Carriage House, while the wine tasting will take place on the lawn under tents that will be set up.

One can expect other tropical decorations including tiki torches, exotic florals and Hawaiian shirts. Guests will be treated to the song stylings of Keith Vincent, a well-known local performer for over 30 years; he will be bringing many of the songs of Jimmy Buffett to life, while a silent auction will be taking place for wine-related items. To capture the evening, the staff will have a caricature artist for enjoyment and a souvenir. Grimm says, “With the music and people mingling around they can stay for a short time, or the whole evening.” The goal of the event is not just raise money for continued preservation efforts, but to also “encourage more young people to come out and learn about the Museum and what we do here,” explains Grimm. “And, we say it’s for the younger crowd, but some older members enjoy this evening just as much.” The Wine Dive begins at 5 p.m. at Reitz Home Museum located at 224 S.E. First Street, Evansville. Tickets are $40 for general admission, and $35 for Museum members. For more information call (812) 426-1871. • 70 •

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party like an

animal - mesker’s zoo brew Lions! Tigers! Beer and wine? Oh my! That is exactly what one can expect from a beer festival set in Meskar Park Zoo and Botanic Garden. Zoo Brew, a 21 and older event on June 19, is a first for Evansville’s only zoo, but has been a successful affair for zoos across the country. “We knew that other zoos did ‘Zoo Brews’, or ‘Brew at the Zoo,’ and that was never something we had ever gotten into,” says Charlotte Roesner, Marketing Director for Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens. “But we were thinking that ALISON SIGMAN now we have this new entry facility and Amazonia we wanted to start doing Staff Writer more nighttime events and so when the Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association approached us about it,” she continues, “we were thinking, sure let’s try this here.” The evening starts at 6 p.m. and is full of music, food and a sampling of up to 25 beers, wines, or other beverage samples. “We are calling it a sampling,” Roesner explains, “because people will receive a free sampling mug when they come in, and will take this mug to the different stations to get it filled with either beer or wine in two ounce samples so they can try a little bit of everything.” These samplings will be provided by a dozen vendors with each entity bringing multiple different kinds of products. “The Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association alone is bringing 13 choices, so people will really get a good taste of microbrews, craft brews, just a lot of different kinds of products,” she adds. These stations, along with stations providing samplings from an additional dozen food vendors will be set up along a designated path that takes visitors on a tour around the zoo. It will start at fountain plaza located at the entry on the zoo, moving into Amazonia, the South American rainforest exhibit, traveling through the North American section, around past the African portion of the zoo, and then ending at the paddle dock on Lake Victoria where one of three bands will be playing. The music portion of the event will kick-off at the start of the evening with jazz band Shawn Needham and the Black Sheep. Roesner says, “People are going to stroll around and mingle while getting samples, and when they make their way down to the paddle boat dock they are going to hear the Boat Monkeys, a local band who got their name from the monkey ship here at our zoo.” Once the band finishes on the dock, guests are then able to complete the circle back to fountain plaza to finish off the evening with dancing and music provided by Line of Fire, who as Roesner explains, are “a good modern band that plays some country, some oldies, just good music that people can dance to.” “I think the zoo as a backdrop will take an event like this to a whole other level. It is not only a zoo but it is also a botanic garden so you are going to see the animals and beautiful plants outside, and I think that will just create a fun and unique atmosphere,” Roesner says. “We are definitely targeting the young professionals with this event, but we really want to invite guests of all ranges, as long as they are of legal age, to come out and enjoy what the zoo has to offer in the evening.” What sets this festival apart from the rest aside from the location is the free cab rides home that the Zoo is providing with the help of Unity Taxi. They have covered every possible angle to ensure that patrons can safely enjoy this evening of music, libations and local cuisine. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, while supplies last. To purchase tickets visit meskerparkzoo.com, call 435-6143 ext. 409, or send a check made out to Evansville Zoological Society to 1545 Mesker Park Drive Evansville, IN 47720. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and an email address if applicable. June 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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coming ‘round the bend

an evening on the river Bored and looking for something to do this Friday? Downtown Evansville’s got you covered. On Friday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. you can check out Evansville’s “Evening on the River.” There’s quite a bit of fun to be had, particularly if you’re looking for a different way to spend your Friday night. This year’s Evening on the River is number seven for an event that got started in 2003 to raise money for Keep Evansville Beautiful Doug and the Evansville Parks Foundation. Each year, attendance has Messel Contributor increased dramatically. For example, 2008’s attendance was around 1,000 people—a record easily toppled last year when 1,400 patrons came to sample food, wine, and song and raise $75,000 in the process. As for what you can actually experience if you go, there’s all kind of cool stuff. There’s the usual requisite stage and street performances, but if you’re interested, you can also get into the whole horse-drawn carriage thing. Moreover, there’s a silent

Way down there, on the evening of June 4, Evening on the River will offer a little something for everyone. auction with some pretty cool swag from places like The Courier & Press, WTVW, Inland Marina, PC Quest, Bassemiers, and other cool rocks of our local culture and economy. Hungry? Evening on the River features food and beverages served by various restaurants, wine shops, caterers, and grocers all along the Riverfront. If you missed last month’s food and wine event in Newburgh, this one is probably your best bet to check out some great cuisine and drinks for the month (well, that and the W.C. Handy Fest). The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., but if you’re worried about running out of things to do, remember: you’re in downtown Evansville and there’s got to be something going on afterward. That’s why it’s exciting that starting at 10:00 p.m., there’s an after party at Casino Aztar. Perhaps the most important part of the event—aside from the awesome charitable contribution you can make by going and buying stuff at the silent auction— is enjoying a view of the Ohio River. Yes, we tend to make fun of it a lot for various reasons, but it’s events like this that make keeping it in the best condition possible, well, possible. Before I left Evansville, I never took the time to head down to the Riverfront to watch a sunset, or really spent much time downtown at all. I really regret that; now if I want to go “downtown,” I have to drive thirty minutes to Cincinnati, I don’t get to see the river, and I sure as hell don’t get to park affordably. So, uh, do what I didn’t. Spend a little money on tickets (available ahead of time by either visiting eveningontheriver.com or calling (812) 435-6141 for $60 and $65 at the gate), go see the river, and enjoy great food, drinks, and entertainment in the process. • 72 •

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IN THE BAG

[ Shopping Styles ]

Does anyone really remember the 90s? I would venture a lot of people participated in events during the 90s, but not many remember much of it. Courtney Love comes to mind. This or you were too young to truly embrace all the wacky goings-on back in those days. I am, of course talking about the crazy, wacky fashion found on the likes of Brenda Walsh, Ashley Banks, and Blossom Russo. Specifically, I’m talking of their affection for florals, especially Blossom. I am aware that the flower-print fabrics have been in continued production since those days, and it seems this season these fabrics are making a huge surge. However, one must work these prints correctly, or wind up looking like extra from some long gone 90s sitcom.

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When venturing out to purchase flowers for your— Staff Writer body, one must look at the print itself. Prints of olden times were literal of their inspiration while today’s prints are more abstract and artistic. These prints tend to vary in sizes and shapes, even on the same item, which differs from the older prints which were made up of one type of flower, in one size all over. Once appealing prints have been found, it is important to pair them with items of a more modern silhouette. Take the juxtaposition of a soft floral skirt and a structured blouse in which the blouse is offset by the sweetness of the skirt. Inversely, a flouncy flowery skirt paired with a ribbed pencil skirt (or mini if one has the legs) and a gladiator sandal works just the same. Most stores

are tricky in their display of garments, and will show a top and skirt in matching prints that seem as though they should be worn together. Such is not the case. Only little old ladies from Pasadena or little old ladies anywhere really, can get away with this look. A simple solution to wanting a headto-toe print is to wear a dress, stay away from the “printed suit.” If floral prints are not ideal, try inserting this trend into wardrobes in the form of accessories. Necklaces, rings, earrings all can be found inspired by flowers. And don’t forget about footwear either. Fun casual wedges or dressier pumps can be found draped in floral fabrics as well. But, please stay away from floppy hats with flowers stitched in the middle, unless of course you are going as Blossom for Halloween.

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AT THE MUSEUM

[ Museum Contemporaries ] One of my favorite works in the museum collection has always been this little bronze, “Woman on a Couch,” by FrenchAmerican sculptor Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935). Lachaise is most famous for his sculptures of rounded female nudes with elegant, slender limbs, of which this piece is an excellent example. Matt He was also well known for portrait busts, one Rowe of which is also in the museum’s collection: the Contributor “Portrait of Edgar Verese.” Both pieces were acquired in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist’s work at the museum in 1981. A pencil drawing, “Standing Nude with Drapery,” was given to the Museum in 1983 by The Lachaise Foundation. Both of the bonzes are currently installed in the Museum’s new Charlotte M. Richardt Memorial Room, overlooking a view of the Ohio River. The new room allows for natural light in the gallery and they look spectacular in their new home in the Museum. I never fail to be excited about being able to stroll in there to see them any time the Museum is open. I feel like they belong to all of us in Evansville. Hope to see you all in the Gallery sometime soon!   Matt Rowe is the President of Evansville Museum Contemporaries

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CREATIVE SPOTLIGHT [Open Mic Night]

this Month’s coluMn is dedicated to all those associated with soMethinG near and dear to my heart, and which has been steadily growing the past few months; Open Mic Night!

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If you enjoy listening to good music, if you play an instrument, blow a harp, or dig jamming on a Djembe, get out to one of Evansville’s best bang for your buck events and join in, jam along, or just chill and enjoy some incredible music by some of the area’s finest musicians, first timers, singer/songwriters, and cats who drop by just because they love to play! These events are much more than just music. They have become a regular stop for playing, collaborating, meeting, networking and most importantly, weekly fellowships among many great people with one common thread - the sheer love and passion for MUSIC! Mark your calendars:

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Tuesdays at Lamasco Tavern on Franklin St. kick off at 9:00 pm normally with some music from the “house band” The Funk, with guitarist Wade Holmes acting as host, master of ceremonies, roadie, sound tech, and all around nice guy. Many nights also find Lamasco owner Amy Rivers-Word behind the mic with her guitar, which is always a treat for me, personally! I love listening to her play and sing, and am grateful that her love of music led her to provide a platform for other musicians to gather, perform, and hone their craft. Thursdays at Doc’s Tavern on Stringtown Rd. begin at 7:00 pm (sign-ups at 6:30) with your host, Andrea Wirth. Anybody who knows Andrea is keenly aware of her support and whole hearted love of her fellow musicians, as she joyfully encourages anybody and everybody to join in the FUN! Outstanding guitar maker and drummer, Rod Austin and Bass beast, D.S. (Scott Lloyd come from Calhoun KY to play. Joe Wagner, of Doc’s and member of “The Relics”, (and one of my adopted brothers), can usually be found on the throne laying down some “Dino Power” on drums (ask to see his tattoo). On a related side note, Andrea has been hosting one of the coolest things ever, a “Singer/Songwriter in the Round” show at Lamasco Tavern which we hope to be at least a once a month event beginning with Andrea, Lacey Chaddock, and mister Jonas Cowen taking turns performing some outstanding original tunes (ask Jonas to play his song “God Forsaken Town”, sit back and prepare to be awed), in a “living room” atmosphere! It’s not so much a “show”, as it is an “experience”! Sundays at Chilly Willy’s on Claremont Ave begin at 9:00 pm and hosted by Jarod Heim, himself an amazing guitar player and superb songwriter, from one of my favorite local bands, Calabash. I can usually find my friend Dustin White, (formerly of “Rebel Fuel Tank”) there, as well. Quite a few folks make the rounds and can often be found at one or more events. Bass monster, Zack Killebrew, a couple of guys I’ve been honored to get to play with recently, Jonas Cowen and Ellis Jones; Jon Kern, THE hottest new band around town, The Library Trio makes the trip from Madisonville KY, (one

killer acoustic set by Library Trio guitarist and absolute “must see” guy, Boscoe France), Dave Flick (Sons of Ssiters), another “must see”, new local band, Free Spirit, John Claspell, “Hodgie”, Paul Wiemeier (of Calabash), Kenny Hockman, Smokin’ young guitarist, Paul Blake (The Echo-Plexes), Jim Waterson, who comes by after getting off work at 11pm with his Dobro and/or lap steel, Jeff “Stick” Davis (The Beat Daddys and The Amazing Rhythm Aces), Bob Ballard, and Mike Langford. It’s a plethora of talent, this group of fine musicians! Thanks to you all and to anyone I may have left out. It’s always great to visit with my musical soulmates at each venue. Thanks and much love to Katie Russ, Rebekah Dodd, Andrea Dimmett, Greg Weade, Rachel Price, Ryan (Cherokee) Hadley (of Calabash), last seen commandeering a Djembe at Lamasco; Hope Johnson (owner of said Djembe). Open Mic Nights ROCK thanks to the love and support of you guys and all who come out to support local and original music! If you’re looking for something to do, or simply love and enjoy good music, put one or all of the open mic night events on your schedule soon and treat yourself to one of the “not-sobest-kept” secrets in town! The word is getting around and every week there are a few new faces in the crowd and a couple new people coming to play. It warms my heart to see people like 15 year old Sara Weinzapfel take the stage and perform. Good things are happening in our local music scene! These things get going, and one of the best aspects is that you never know exactly who all is going to show up; who might want to play with who, and exactly what they might play. You can sign up to play by yourself or pick the people you want to play with! On any given night I eagerly await as the music escalates to awesome jams by a variety of musicians which always take the evening to new heights and make ya so glad you came. Even though many regulars are accomplished musicians, to a man, they all actively encourage new comers! Everyone is welcome and all are encouraged

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to get up and play. There’s NO “judging” here….just love and appreciation! Wannaw play but don’t have an instrument with you? Not a problem. These big hearted people will gladly hand you whatever they have that you might need. There are only four “rules”: Show up, sign up, play, enjoy! Come out and experience one of the best things this town has to offer! You’ll meet some wonderful human beings and if you’re real lucky, (like me), you’ll make some of the best friends of your life! Yes, it’s THAT good! Come be a part of the experience and join in the fun. You’ll love it! please support local music. evansville should be proud of the amazing amount of awesome talent available right here, just down the street from wherever you live! • 75 •


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Angel Mounds State Historic Site 812-853-3956

Jun 21 through 26 and June 28 through July 2:Camp Mound Mayhem Summer Day Camp - Angel Mounds’ signature day camp is back! This summer classic focuses exclusively on the Native American culture that once thrived at Angel Mounds. Throughout the week, campers will participate in activities and games that teach them the basics of living off the land – how to identify native plants and their uses; how to make and use tools from basic natural resources; and, of course, how to train and hunt like a warrior. The camp concludes with a grand finale featuring a games tournament and Friday Feast. Campers will dine on deer jerky, pecans, cattails (Yes, cattails.), and other Mississippian fare, including a turkey baked in an earth oven. Registration fee includes a free t-shirt, snacks, and lunch on Friday. Early drop-off and late pick-up options available. $95 per camper through May 28, for Friends of Angel Mounds members, Indiana State Museum members and multiple registrations; after May 28, $110 per camper. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Evansville (2nd & Sycamore) 812-401-4243 Fridays-Continuing through October 23: Downtown Farmer’s Market. This ever-growing annual event offers locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants and various other agriculture-related items to the public each Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is presented by the Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau.

Barbara Lehman’s The Red Book is part of this month’s Toddler Tuesday at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science.

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science 812-425-2406

Exhibit-Continuing through June 13: Elizabeth Zutt: A Collector’s Eye Selected paintings, drawings, prints, textiles and sculpture from the collection of Elizabeth Zutt (1915-2006) will be featured in the Evansville Museum’s Main Gallery exhibition. An Evansville native, Miss Zutt bequeathed to the Museum over 100 works from a diverse art collection developed over a lifetime of travel worldwide. Exhibit-Continuing through June 27: Tobi Kahn: Ohra, Sky and Water Meditation. - On loan from the collection of Jane Blaffer Owen, these • 76 •

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paintings by noted New York artist Tobi Kahn are meant to create an atmosphere of contemplation for gatherings of celebration, remembrance and private meditation. Depictions of sky and water, the acrylic panels appear to float off the ground as an enveloping and continuous image. The series, entitled “Ohra,” was exhibited in 2003 at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Jun 1:Toddler Tuesday: The Red Book by Barbara Lehman. - Bring your toddler to the Museum the first Tuesday of each month and enjoy a story and activity related to items in our collection. Each visit will include a story and game or special activity. Toddlers ages 2-3 are welcome to participate in this admissionfree event along with an adult. All Toddler Tuesdays will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Jun 13:Transportation Day - Do you enjoy building and flying kites? Ever wonder how people ride high-wheel bicycles? Do you admire antique automobiles? Want to hear a train story aboard a historic railroad car? Then the place to be is Transportation Day on Sunday, June 13 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at EMTRAC. Highlights of this free annual event include Railroad Safety, Historic Automobiles, Vintage Motorcycles, High Wheel Bicycle Riding Demonstrations and Exhibit, Kite Building, Train Stories, Paper Airplane Making, a Fire Truck, a Police Car and more.

Evansville Riverfront Jun 4:Evening on the River - Featuring an array of food and drink from local venues and entertainment by local bands, the event benefits an organization devoted to keeping the city beautiful. For more information call 435-6141.

Historic New Harmony 812-682-4488

Jun 12-13:9th Annual Golden Raintree Antique Show & Sale - At one of Southern Indiana’s largest antique shows, you can find more than 60 antique booths that include a variety of furniture, linens, quilts, American items, collectibles and more. Begins at 9 a.m. Phone 812-682-4488 for more information.

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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens 812-435-6143 ext. 409

Jun 19:Zoo Brew - From 6 to 10 p.m. you can enjoy a fun night out complete with beer, wine, excellent food and live entertainment - at a venue you might not expect. For reserved tickets, send an email to croesner@meskerparkzoo.com.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art 812-682-3156

Exhibit-Continuing through July 3: D’Uva and Jacinda Russell - Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday hours are 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Reitz Home Museum 812-426-1871

Jun 11:4th Annual Wine Drive - The Reitz Home Museum welcomes guests to an evening of tasting a dozen wines accompanied by a silent auction and live entertainment in an atmosphere of elegance. Begins at 5:30 p.m.

West Franklin St., Evansville Jun 12:West Side Nut Club Cruise In - Cars will line the streets from St Joe to Wabash Ave. All makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. There will be door prizes and a half pot drawing. Registration is from 3 to 6 p.m. The first 200 registrants will receive a dash plaque. Trophies will be presented for people’s choice for best car, best truck, best bike and the West Side Nut Club President will present a trophy for his favorite. More info at 424-4881.

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Jun 18:The Midnight Ramblers Allman Bros. Revue/The Adam Nitti Band w/Keith Carlock Jun 19:Daddy feat. Will Kimbrough/Tommy Womack/ Dave Jaques/Paul Griffith Jun 20:The Wood Brothers Jun 23:The Wooten Brothers/20 Minutes to Park Jun 25:Josh Hoge and Joe Firstman

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A TALE OF TWO GAMES

Gather ‘round and I’ll tell you a story of sadness, frustration and confusion.

Dan Woolsey Contributor

Not long ago, I was (apparently) in the mood to be verbally assaulted by people younger than myself, as I felt the urge to jump back into Modern Warfare 2’s online multiplayer. I was shocked, confused, a little angry, then confused again when I opened the case to find that my disc had five cracks around the clear inside ring in the center. I pride myself on the condition of my collection, and the game wasn’t even six months old, so I was stumped as to how this would happen. Cue the sadness I mentioned earlier.

Modern Warfare 2 came in one of the new “ecofriendly” cases, so I checked my other games that had the same cases, hoping they wouldn’t be cracked also. To my horror, The Saboteur was cracked, not as badly, but cracked nonetheless. The common denominator of the cracked games was the new case design, but not all of the games in these cases were cracked. Next, I thought it might be the console itself cracking the games. This theory didn’t hold up well, since the majority of my games weren’t cracked. By this point, I thought it had to just be bad discs. Surely this was a rare occurrence and I was just unlucky. I went to the all-knowing Internet and was a little surprised to see “modern warfare 2 cracked disc” auto-complete in Google. Apparently I wasn’t the only person with this issue. I spent the next few hours reading forum posts and watching YouTube videos wherein people shared the same experiences with Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3 and several other titles. So, I wasn’t the only one with this issue, but game makers hadn’t formally acknowledged it yet either. I decided to try and get more information on these cracking discs and see what could be done to fix it. To make a very long story short, I sent emails and made phone calls to Microsoft, Activision (Modern Warfare 2’s publisher), and every game store in town to try and get more information. Microsoft assured me that my console wasn’t at fault since only some of my games were cracked. They told me to contact Activision about the matter as they would only replace f ir st- par t y Microsoft t i t l e s . Activision let me know that I could get my disc replaced for a $20 fee, bringing my total investment for Modern Warfare 2 up to $80. There was no way I was going to spend more money on this game. I asked GameStop employees if this was something that would be covered by the disc warranties they sell and found that it wouldn’t have been even if I had bought one. One employee mentioned that only damages that could be corrected in-store would be covered by the warranty (which basically meant scratches). • 84 •

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also asked each place if this was something they were seeing more of recently. Microsoft avoided the question, Activision eventually admitted that “Yes, we have come across other customers with cracking discs,” and half of the game stores I contacted said they had seen this happening. Did I really think I would get my disc replaced for free? No, of course not. Did I expect a game to last more than six months? Absolutely. I have other disc-based media that’s been around for decades with no issues and this wasn’t the first time I’d ever taken a game out of a case. I didn’t expect to get a new game for free, but I wanted to make the game makers aware of the problem. I tried to get other discs to crack the same way using the ecofriendly case, but wasn’t able to get cracks on the inside ring. I tested six fresh-off-the-spindle CD-Rs and while I couldn’t get the same cracks as on my 360 discs, I was able to destroy the disc within seconds simply by pulling it out of the case in different ways, with no brute force applied. It was disturbing how easily the CD-Rs cracked from the inside all the way out to the edge while taking them out of the case. The first time I did it I thought it was a fluke, but it happened two more times after that. Of course the design of the case is to hold the disc, but should 50% of my test discs be ruined just because I got a little grabby? At the end of the day, I still don’t have a clear answer as to why my games have cracked. Activision has recently created a position for a “community manager” who works as the middleman between gamers and the suits at the company. I’ve contacted this person about the issue, but haven’t yet received a response. I’ll keep pursuing this until I’m satisfied, but in the meantime, why don’t you let me know if this has happened to you? Send me an email at sorethumbs.news4u@gmail.com and tell me your tale of woe! www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


TUNES

[ CD Reviews ] Frank Zappa – The Freak-Out List (Sexy Intellectual via MVD Visual) 4

Frank Zappa’s comprehensive knowledge of musics both scholarly and street-level was rather impressive (to say the least), as this unauthorized look at the man’s influences covers basically what amounts to a history of 20th todd century musics. zachritz Contributor So, in effect, this DVD is, in itself, a good history lesson. From the early modern classical and avante-classical inspirations of Edgard Varese and Stravinsky to doo-wop, early blues, R&B, and along the path to free jazz and fusion, Zappa always had his fingers on the heart of sound itself. The man was literally one of the century’s greatest artistic minds, and when he left this mortal coil in 1993, he left a legacy of always-smart, often silly, and sometimes outright weird recordings, many of which attest to the genre-bending capabilities of Zappa himself. He brought in a number of sincebecame-legendary musicians (George Duke, Adrian Belew, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, and others) to realize his projects. Some of these players, peers, writers, and Zappa fans are allowed their say here, and it comes together rather well. The Freak-Out List isn’t only for avowed Zappa fans... it will make non-fans curious to hear more of this man’s seminal works. -- Todd Zachritz

Chely Wright –Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard) 4.5 Chely Wright made her way into the hearts of country fans with such songs as “Shut Up and Drive” and “Single White Female.” In 2005 she released The Metropolitan Hotel with 11 of her own original songs that all have a kick to their lyrics;

Lifted Off the Ground is no different. Lifted Off the Ground straddles the line of traditional country and an indie-folk feel with beautiful guitar pickings and a soft singing voice. “Snow Globe” gives the kristina image of a song someone might kErcher sing while sitting around a Contributor campfire late at night with lyrics like “Oh, is this a bad dream/Or the best dream/That I’ve ever had/And, Oh/What is waiting/ Beyond the mirror/Beyond the curtain/Beyond what fades into the black.” The album continues with “Notes to the Coroner” about a woman who has, most likely, committed suicide and left notes of the how and why of her demise. The songs steady drum beat and upbeat rhythm put a twist on the lyrics, almost as if the woman singing is happier now that she is dead. The song “Broken” is a typical song about a woman who tries her best at life, at relationships, but just doesn’t seem to be able to get to where/what she wants. The album’s depressing lyrics may get some people down, but surprisingly, the songs are addictive not only because of the beats of the music, but because the lyrics really catch your heart. Wright says and talks about touchy subjects in such a blunt way that you just can’t turn her off. (Suggestion: Listen to the song “The River” by Chely Wright, released on her last album The Metropolitan Hotel which consists of 11 tracks of her own original music and lyrics.) -- Kristina Kercher

John Nemeth – Name the Day (Blind Pig Records) 4.5 “Retro” is a word that gets thrown around a lot when folks discuss clothing, home decor, and especially music. It’s hip to be retro, but often, artists can get pigeonholed for having a retro sound, making it difficult for listeners to accept anything outside of that quirky, old-school groove. Then, there are those artists that embrace those classic sounds. John Nemeth stands in the latter category with groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and James Hunter as torchbearers for a form of music performance and production that has fallen by the wayside in the last 30-plus years.

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2009’s smash Love Me Tonight, and there’s no letup. Name the Day is just as beautiful a sonic gem, if not more so. It’s “Blue-Eyed Soul” at its best! -- “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell www.fulltimeblues.com

The Quick & Easy Boys – Red Light Rabbit (In Music We Trust) 2.5

You wouldn’t typically think of Blues music being an export of Boise, Idaho, but John Nemeth drew lots of attention there when national acts rolled through town. Guitarist Junior Watson remarked “His (Nemeth’s) voice is a national John treasure.” In 2004, Nemeth luttrell relocated to San Francisco, spent Contributor time as a vocalist for both Junior Watson and Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, was signed by West-coast Blues imprint Blind Pig Records a short time later, and began building his dedicated fanbase from there. John Nemeth’s third release on Blind Pig, titled Name The Day, is filled with beautiful sonic layers that call to mind the sounds that eminated from Soul and R&B hotbeds like Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. And, Nemeth, the dual threat singer/harmonica ace, brings his “A-Game” for the new disc, combining a whole host of musical styles including Soul, R&B, Blues, and Funk. The album opens with the fast and funky “Breakin’ Free,” which calls to mind elements of James Brown as Nemeth and the band call out to one another before John launches into a blistering harmonica solo. Somebody throw a cape over this man! The horn section is fantastic throughout the album, with standout arrangements on the title track, “Name the Day” and “You Know.” Nemeth’s tenor vocal is smooth, but powerful. It calls to mind classic singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, who could soar above the band like a silk kite. John Nemeth can at times belt, croon, growl, and cast a falsetto that makes you wonder how all of the album’s vocals can be coming out of the same body. John Nemeth wrote all of the songs on Name The Day, save for one: “Home In Your Heart,” the Solomon Burke classic written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. Although, songs like “Tuff Girl,” and the disc’s two amazing ballads “Why Not Me,” and “I Said Too Much” all sound like they could have easily come out of the 60s Soul songbook. Perhaps what’s more interesting to note is that Nemeth produced his last two albums, including Name the Day. This fact makes Nemeth’s sound all the more impressive, because it’s genuine. It isn’t manufactured in the studio by label reps and producers as a gimmick. Equally as impressive is that Name the Day is Nemeth’s second release in as many years, following • 86 •

The Quick & Easy Boys’ second album, Red Light Rabbit, has been described elsewhere as “an amalgamation of funk, psychedelic rock, and garage soul with a slight pinch of honky tonk.”  That eclectic description is a very kate exciting prelude to what turns grimm out to be a very average album. Contributor Once the impact of the various genres wears off, there really isn’t anything special about the music itself; the band lacks that “wow” factor that more accomplished bands all have. Yeah, it’s a little bit funky with some country thrown in along with a touch of “jam band,” but that’s not enough to get crazy over.  At times it comes close to being standout music, but not quite. The disc features eleven songs that seem to fall into a disappointing repetition of theme.  Each song opens with a killer riff that has the potential to develop into a standout song.  The tempo of the music is designed to grab the listener’s attention, the verses themselves offer lyrics that draw you in, but the choruses generally consist of bad pick up lines and kill whatever energy the songs have developed. Like most house bands, The Quick & Easy Boys do their best work live, when they can feed off the energy of the crowd. Perhaps a live recording would capture them in a more creative environment and seem less formula driven. -- Kate Grimm

Eli “Paperboy” Reed – Come and Get It (Capitol) 4 Don’t let the look of this baby-faced white boy fool you. Reed’s got soul – soul that works all the right parts of the body and spirit, soul that a person is simply www.News4UOnline.com • June 2010


Mondo Drag – New Rituals (Alive Natural Sound) 3.5

born with; there ain’t no way to fake it. And here, on his major-label debut, which was largely self-penned, Reed can rightfully stand next to the likes of some of the finest modern soul singers like Sharon Jones and Black Joe Lewis. The young Mr. Reed was a sophisticated listener of a wide range of the good stuff: Buddy Holly; Chuck Berry; The Coasters; Ray Charles; Howlin’ Wolf… and country music, too. Somewhere along the way, during a high school assembly, he belted out a version of “A Change is Gonna Come,” which tore the place apart. Reed’s story gets a bit murky here (some publicists prefer to keep things that way) – a rabid music lover, Reed left his Boston home after high school for Clarksdale, Mississippi. He immediately started gigging in bluesy juke joints, and was mentored by old-timers who apparently knew a good thing when they heard it. Eventually, Reed made his way to – where else? Chicago’s South Side. When not picking over the record shops there, he made his way as a keyboardist and singer in a local church. His hometown beckoned, and soon Reed was back in Boston with a new band and a couple of well-received independent albums. It was the second of these, Roll With You, that got him noticed by Rolling Stone as a “Breaking Artist” and a MOJO Award in the United Kingdom for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. This all brings us here, to Reed’s first release with a major. What’s on this album, anyway, and why do I like it so much? Come and Get It is 12 tracks of pure, timeless, playful, emotional, delightful and infectious soul music; Reed’s voice is the main instrument, sounding like a top shelf blend of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding shaken and poured into a glass as modern as Autotune. Reed’s band is absolutely tight, with a deep-pocket groove that can shift from slowdance sexy to up-tempo funk in a heartbeat. If there’s a demerit here, it’s that at times Reed sounds too much like the singers he reveres. Reed could take a cue from Eric Clapton, who imitated his favorite blues singers until he found his very own and distinctive voice. Fans of vintage or modern soul (like the above-mentioned Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears) should delight in Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s Come and Get It – already a sensation in the UK, its official release date in the United States will be in August. -- Dylan Gibbs

Like a modern-day Hawkwind, Mondo Drag fall from the cosmos with the spaced-out 60s psychedelia of the title track. It’s the sound of UFOs visiting an outdoor rock concert with an audience of stoned bikers and damaged post-Pink Floyd space travelers. That is to say, it’s great! Moving on from there, “Love Me (Like a Stranger)” dares to meld Black Sabbath with early Sydera Floyd, to wondrously lysergic sludge-rock effect. “Come Through” is on a similar flight path as the Brian Jonestown Massacre, with its laid-back, blissed-out vibe. “Serpent Shake” revs it up with a driving riff mantra. These are the true children of the bong, and “New Rituals” is a powerhouse stoner-rock album that reaches back to the past and brings it back to the future, bleary-eyed and on a whole different kinda trip. -- Todd Zachritz

Harvestman / U.S. Christmas / Minsk – Hawkwind Triad (Neurot Recordings) 5

Perhaps unjustly ignored here in the States, longtime sci-fi space-rock group Hawkwind have inspired literally hundreds of willing space-travelers throughout their 40+ year journey on this planet. And, they gave Lemmy Kilmeister (later of metal legends Motorhead) his beginning. That aside, this is a tribute album, with 3 present-day psychedelic/post-rock/intelligent metal

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acts performing their favorite classic Hawkwind cuts. What’s it sound like? Well, it’s a respectful and reverential set, with faithful covers of freak-out heavy rockers like “Masters of The Universe” and “Orgone Accumulator,” as interpreted by Appalachian psycheblues act U.S. Christmas. Neurosis frontman Steve Von Till (as Harvestman) contributes four tracks, with his gruff, weathered vocals and stark arrangements, but I find this material less energetic than his bewilderingly intense Harvestman LP of last year. Minsk’s lumbering and majestic 12-minute behemoth “Assault And Battery/ The Golden Void,” however, shows that Hawkwind may’ve have been the Pink Floyd of the heavy music scene, and this may be the highlight for me. U.S. Christmas returns with the deep trippers “Psychedelic Warlords” and the frenzied “You Shouldn’t Do That,” both complete with driving mantric riffs and far-out synth scribbles. I dare you to listen to this and not commit heinous acts of synesthesia. A powerful and spaced-out set of heavy rockers, here. Monumental. -- Todd Zachritz

Overmaster – Madness Of War (Cruz Del Sur Music) 3

The debut album of Italy’s Overmaster examines the absurdity and ramifications of armed conflicts across the world, using a musical template rivaling the classic German metal outfits of the 80’s. Most striking are Gus Gabarro’s power metal vocals, which remind me slightly of a heavier (but less operatic) Bruce Dickinson (not a bad thing). Precision riffage, a tight rhythm section, and perfect production make the stunning “Marble King” an early highlight. “Spartan Warriors” is even more intense, showing elements of thrash alongside the band’s ultimately melodic metal attack. As veterans of power metal bands like White Skull, these guys aren’t new to the scene, and that professionalism shows brightly here. With few concessions to modern metal trends, Overmaster’s powerful and dramatic sound harkens back to the days of yore, where leather-clad warriors ruled (but forgive the guys’ cheesy promo pix). Superb old-school metal to pump fists and nod heads to. -- Todd Zachritz

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CINEMA

[ In Theaters Now ]

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: JUNE For Hollywood, the summer movie season typically begins around the first weekend of May. This prompts many entertainment magazines to publish their “Summer Movie Previews” in the humid and sultry month of April. I, on the other hand, have no desire to demonstrate what I consider to be a really unfortunate case of premature articulation. CHAD So, I have waited until now to write News 4U’s SUMMER BENEFIELD Contributor MOVIE PREVIEW! And, to give you the most in-depth preview possible, I am spreading it out over the entire summer. (Blame my editor, Dylan, who only gives me two pages in his 200-page monthly!) So, here’s the first installment of the preview and I hope you enjoy. June is busting out all over (like Miley Cyrus’ butt cheeks)!

June 4th Get Him to the Greek (Universal)

I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but am not thrilled with this concept at all! In this, the cinematic version of a spin-off, Russell Brand reprises his Forgetting role as sleazy British rocker Aldous Snow, who, in this film, struggles to make a concert in Los Angeles. His sidekick is none other than Jonah Hill, who was the weakest part of Sarah Marshall and will likely be the most irritating and predictable part of this R-rated extravaganza!

June 4th Killers (Lionsgate) Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl star as a secret government assassin and his clueless new bride. To paraphrase one of the nation’s great patriots, “Give me liberty or give me the most brutal death imaginable. Huge industrial fan. Piranha feeding frenzy. A chunk of frozen waste from an airplane toilet. Anything!” With this on the horizon, I’m flexible and pretty much open to suggestions.

June 11th The A-Team (20th Century Fox) Aren’t we running out of television shows we can adapt for the big screen. What’s next? The Snorks? 227? Flavor of Love? Wait a minute! I am being too pessimistic. Jessica Biel’s in this! So, it’s gotta be good, right? • 88 •

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The Karate Kid (Sony Pictures) I would like to explain a basic difference between Hollywood parents and normal parents. In Hollywood, when a father wants to get a “vehicle” for his son, he lobbies studio executives to give him the starring role in a movie. Case in point… Will Smith, who landed his son, Jaden (who can’t act), the Ralph Macchio role in the redux of The Karate Kid. Conversely, when my father wanted a vehicle for me, he bought me a pre-owned Mercury Topaz.

Knight and Day (20th Century Fox) Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve never been a Tom Cruise fan, but I have enjoyed some Tom Cruise movies (Born of the 4th of July, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, etc . And I will also admit that I consider Cameron Diaz to be so caustic and hazardous-to-health that I want to slap an Officer Friendly sticker over her face. But there’s something intriguing about Knight and Day, in which Cruise stars as a secret agent who gets tangled up with Diaz’s unsuspecting nitwit. If the pair can pull off a Mr. & Mrs. Smith playfulness and the storyline holds up, this could be a box office bonanza for many nights and days!

June 11th Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work She is the face that Rubbermaid® made. But, Joan Rivers is also a comic genius and a dedicated, hard-working, and professional celebrity. This new documentary follows Rivers as she stages her one woman show and battles that she-devil, Annie Duke, for the title of Celebrity Apprentice. I was glued to that season of Apprentice and Joan Rivers was definitely its star! While she’s ballsy and confrontational, Rivers has a heart of gold and will always champion truth and justice. She just can’t cross her legs without her eye lashes popping off.

June 18th Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios) Buzz and Woody are back! (Hmmm… What are two things I had in college, Alex?) I can hear the cash registers in the box office churning out receipts. Though it’s been eleven years since Toy Story 2 hit the big screen, make no mistake! This franchise is definitely alive and well and will be proof you’re never too old to play with Toys!

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June 25th Grown Ups (Sony Pictures) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Kevin James play childhood friends who reunite for a weekend after spending decades apart! I would like to revise my early quote from one of our nation’s famous patriots. “Give me liberty or give my that piece of #$%@ movie Killers!” If I make it through this movie with a pulse or my sanity, I will donate everything I own to the 700 Club!

June 30th The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit) An acting showcase. You will never see finer acting than that displayed by Kristen (Look how sullen I am!) Stewart and Robert (Get Miracle Ear® so you can hear what the @$%& I am whispering) Pattinson. But look! It doesn’t matter what I say about Bella and Edward. The teen girls love them and will flock into theatres like packs of werewolves to see the third installment of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire fantasy. Appropriately, I will be sitting there too with the blood draining from my veins.

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THE REEL DEAL

[Stories Within the Story]

Morality Without Law: An Examination of The Godfather

There are very few faces in movie history that are so well known that they need little

Matt Hotz

Contributor

to no introduction at all to who the characters are or what they represent. The black mechanical mask of Darth Vader, the chiseled jaw of Christopher Reeve as Superman, or the trademark grimace of Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, to name a few. But in 1972, a new face would grace the silver screen and would forever solidify his place of honor in the moviegoers mind. Already a seasoned actor, Marlon Brando brought the mafia don, Vito Corleone to life in Francis Ford Coppola’s film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, The Godfather. But as we near The Godfather ’s 40 th anniversary, the question is: Why has this film endured for four decades while many mobster movies are forgotten about completely?

The Godfather is a truly timeless tale about the relationships that exist not only between fathers and sons, but between the private sector and the government. But above all, the film is a tale of morality, held in stark contrast between the actions of Don Corleone and the government. This is evident in the opening scene of the film which takes places on the wedding day of Don Corleone’s daughter, a day on which a man may ask the Godfather for any favor and he is bound to agree to it. Bonasera, a local funeral director, is asking the Don for revenge against the men Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal The Godfather. who beat and disfigured his daughter by having them What is certain is that The Godfather other famous anti-heroic characters, is forced killed because the “justice is a masterful film. The film is slow and into a position where he has to make a choice system” granted them leniency and had their deliberate in every way, from the pacing to after the attempt by rival mobsters to bring sentences commuted. In a world where corruption is the musical selections and reflects the actions the Corleone family down. He is torn between commonplace, especially in government of Don Corleone himself. The epic scale of the choice to remain a private citizen or take officials, Don Corleone stands out as a man the film is only matched by it the enormity of control of protecting his family after the death with principles, honor and morals. Bonasera its ruthlessness. The entire Corleone family of his father. The second and third parts of the asks for the men to be killed, but Don Corleone embodies the anti-hero struggle which exists film trilotgy follow his rise to power as one of points out that it is not justice because, even between the corrupt government and a man the most powerful mobsters in the country. What The Godfather accomplishes as though she was beaten, she lived through it. making his fortune in America by any means necessary, even if it means murder. So, The a film that has allowed it to attain a high level Even as Bonasera offers the Don exorbitant sums of money, Don Corleone is not a man Godfather carries with it a strong personal of respect that most other films could never who can be bought because he is above that message to each of us as a choice: Should we shine a light to is that it can either totally type of behavior. However, Don Corleone is a embrace our violent inner demons or allow engross someone or totally repulse them. The very powerful man and although he is violent ourselves to be puppets of a totalitarian themes of greed, family, violence and respect and relies on violence to solve his problems, system which has failed to protect its citizens strike a deep chord in all of us, even if we do not agree with the measures the Corleone he is in no way as corrupt as other characters from the threats that exist in the world? And while the title of the film would family goes to in an attempt to reach those in the film. What the Don symbolizes, even suggest that the film is focused on the story goals. though what he is doing is against the laws of the land, is the pursuit of personal ambitions of Don Corleone, it is in fact the story of his NEXT MONTH… I’m Your Huckleberry: A Visit while maintaining a high level of respect in a son, Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino in to Tombstone a defining role. Michael Corleone, like many world sorely lacking it. • 90 •

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Hi. My name is Jamie. I am 34 years old, but I look a lot younger. I am 5’3, with blondish brown hair and green eyes. I am a single mother, I have a pretty good job, and my own vehicle. I am just looking for a pretty good guy. Looks are somewhat important, I guess. I want someone who takes care of himself as well as I do, in good shape and outgoing. I want someone who is nice and funny. If you like what you hear, box me back. Thanks.

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Hi, guys. This is a Western Kentucky lady. I want to tell you right off that I am not looking for anybody that is “up-to-do.” I am just a down to earth, plain and simple country girl. I love the outdoors, four wheeling, camping, swimming, boating, and I do live here by the lake. I do enjoy cooking, in or out. I chose the category of casual dating, and I hope it will move into something else. I do enjoy spending time with a nice person, who doesn’t have baggage. I do work, own my own home and I don’t smoke. I do have a couple of beers occasionally. If this interests you, box me.

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I am an attractive 38 SWF. I am in search of someone special. He must be attractive, have a great sense of humor, and a general love of life. So, if this is you, then give me a box.

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Hi, guys. My name is Donna. I am 37, and I am sort of new to the Evansville area. I am originally from Louisiana. I am a little sweet and a little sassy. I am very independent, and I am looking for someone who compliments my life. If that is you, let me know. I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

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I am Michelle. I am 26 years old. I have short brown hair, blue eyes, and I stand about 5’. I am looking for a guy who can be caring, loving, and all the good qualities. I do not need head games. I am a mother of one, and that is more important to me than anything. So, if you would like to know more, please box me. I am not shy, so ask me anything.

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Hi there. I am on The System in search of a true gentleman. If that is you, then box me back. Thank you. 3870 Hi. This is Julie. I am in my late 30s. I am just looking for someone to talk to every once in a while. Thanks, and have a great day.

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Hi. I am a 37 DWF, and I am on The System looking for male Phone Friends. If this sounds like you, then box me.

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Hi. This is a DWF. I am 39, and I am from the Evansville area. I am 5’4, with blond hair and hazel eyes. I am looking for guys 32 to 45 who are single or divorced-to talk to, get to know, and go from there. I am laid back but responsible. I love the outdoors. I like to hang out with my friends and family. I have a wide variety of interests. If you want to know more, you can just box me.

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Hey, what up? I am an attractive 24 SBF. I stand 5’6, with black hair and brown eyes. I am on The System looking for friends, maybe friends with benefits, who I can get together with and have some fun. So, if this sounds like you, and you would like to know more, then get back at me.

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Hello. My name is Jason. I am from the Owensville area. I am 5’10, with brown hair and hazel eyes. I am currently separated. I am looking for females to get to know on The System, and hopefully meet. I am looking for some fun. If that sounds good, and you want to have some fun, let’s talk.

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Hey, ladies. My name is Terry. I am originally from Mobile, Alabama. I moved here about 10 years ago. I am 5’7. I have 6 tattoos, and I have a tan. I am just looking for women who are around 5’2 to maybe 5’7 who are height/weight proportionate. I would like someone considerably attractive, but looks aren’t everything. I am not trying to be picky, but I am in here for the long haul. So, box me.

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Hey. This is me. I am 5’10, with blond hair and blue eyes. I am looking for the real stuff. Are you tired of playing games? Well, so am I. Give me a call on my box. Thank you.

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Hi. My name is Austin. I am a 32 DWM. I have black hair and brown eyes. I live in the Evansville area. I am just looking for someone to get to know, and see where things go from there. If I sound interesting to you, box me back.

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Hi. This is Ken. I am a 37 SWM. I am just looking to see what’s going on, and if there’s anybody who wants to hang out and be cool. If this sounds interesting, just box me.

would want me for me, and not how much money I can spend on them. If this is you, box me.

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Hi, ladies. This is a 33 SWM. I am 6’1 with reddish brown hair. I have brown eyes. I am clean cut. I am just on The System wanting to find an attractive female who wants to have fun and live life to the fullest. She should not be afraid to try new things. So if this interests you, and you would like to meet an attractive male, please box me.

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Hey, this is John. I am 29. I am looking for a SWF between the ages of 29 to 36. I am just looking to talk to somebody, get to know somebody, and see what happens from there.

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Hello. I am Jason. I am from California. I am working here for a long term. I am 5’8 with hazel eyes. I love rock climbing, kayaking, and I love surfing. I am on The System looking for a friend who likes to hang out, and show me around. I would just love to get out and have a good time. I am up for pretty much everythingthat’s the way I roll. So, if you are interested, then let’s hang out. You guys have a good day. Talk to you later.

house on 93 acres. I am a DWM. I don’t smoke or drink. I love anything outdoors. Actually, I like to do anything fun. I am 5’11, and I work out. I love life in general, and I just love to go out and have fun. Box me.

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Hello there. My name is Jim. I am from Owensboro. I am 39 years old. I am a SWM. I am up for just about anything. Just box me.

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Hello. My name is Mark. I am 5’7 tall. I do work steady in Electrical Maintenance. I don’t drink. All I am after is someone to have a decent and honest relationship with. I like a person who is fairly active, and likes to do the same things I like to do. I like sports, hunting and fishing. I do have one bad habit. I smoke cigarettes. I hope to hear from you, so we can talk and find out more about each other. Thank you.

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Hi. My name is Richard. I am 27. I have 2 kids, and I am a small business owner. I consider myself a country red-neck. I love to deer hunt, camp and fish. I am looking for somebody who

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Hi. My name is David. I live in KY, in the Dixon area. I have a

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SOUNDBOARD [ Local Music Opinion ] This Month’s Questions... 1. What was the first musical instrument you attempted to play? 2. Do you still play that instrument? 3. What’s the theme song to your pre-gig routine?

4. What are your three essential albums from three distinct genres? 5. The weirdest thing I’ve ever seen from the stage is?

6. The weirdest thing I’ve ever done on stage is?

Blaine Henry

Henry (L) with Carlos Ross (R) and Jim Cauley (Center)

1. When I was a kid, I remember listening to my grandpa play the piano, slide guitar, violin, Hammond organ, trombone, etc. He wasn’t a professional musician, but he was one of the most musically proficient people I’ve ever known. Unfortunately, none of his talent trickled down to me. Anywho, I was always fascinated by his abilities and, of course, I wanted to join in. When I was about six or seven, he gave me a harmonica as a gift and said it was a very easy instrument for a beginner.   2. No, hell no. Easy?!? I still can’t make sense of the damn thing.   3. The music from Sanford and Son. 4. Rock: AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. This is one album that never gets old. From start to finish, it’s possibly the most perfect rock recording ever.

Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield’s No Respect. The funniest sombitch who ever lived. 5. Wow, tough question. There are way too many to name. I think our band Mask Of Hate brought out the highest level of weirdness in audiences, but a lot of it shouldn’t and probably can’t (without legal complications) go into print. But, hey, trust me - WEIRD. 6. I once modeled in a fashion show for hairstylists when I was a teenager. I had long, teased hair and wore jeans with a tuxedo jacket while I strutted across the stage to AC/DC’s “Problem Child.” I remember thinking, “What am I doing here? Why did I agree to this? Oh well, it’ll be over in a moment.” Years later, a video tape of the fashion show surfaced and, needless to say, my friends were thrilled to help me relive this gross error in judgment.

Country: Johnny Cash’s America: A 200-Year Salute In Story and Song. The history of USA as told by the Man in Black. Amazing. But then, I could listen to a recording of Johnny reading a phonebook.

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