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FEATURES 6 WE WErE thErE – Were yoU?

36 kAos fest – mEtal uP your…

by Mark McCoy

by Ashley Brown

INTRO

70 sWirca’s bEEr, WinE & spirits fest – good PEoPlE, grEat timEs

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by Dylan Gibbs

8 digits – by the nUmbers by Bean Counters

37 briefs – extrA JUiCy tidbits 4U by Dylan Gibbs

10 frog foLLies – old cars, nEW friEnds by Alison Sigman

62 sore thUmbs – a bit of this and that

71 A rosi fAreWeLL – thE rollErgirls’ last homE gamE by Lanea Stagg

by Dan Woolsey

12 voLksfest – an EvansvillE “buckEt list” itEm

72 fAshion – onE for thE guys

63 WrAssLin’ – pULse of thE rEgional scEnE

by Alison Sigman

by Lanea Stagg

by Casey Carnage

73 dogs ‘n sUds – run it, drink it, PEt it

14 AdAm LAmbert – Er… glambErt, that is…

64 camPus connEction/ from thE stacks

by Dylan Gibbs

by Alison Sigman

by Dylan Gibbs/Amy Mangold

81 shoW revieW – JAzz from thE good sEats

16 beer fest! – ACtUALLy it’s about thE music

65 at thE musEum – pLAnetAriUm lasEr magic

by Paul Mattingly

by Ashley Brown

by Jeremy Luman

18 local chEf sPotlight – Josh WiLLiAms by Dylan Gibbs

19 boUrbon bLog – WhiskEy’s QuickEr… by Tom Fischer

67 kid’s pAge – it’s a minor thing… 68 big o music fEst – CoUntry for ALL

by Matt Hotz

by Dylan Gibbs

FUN STUFF 95 comic: brokE crackEr by Nick Folz

by Dylan Gibbs

promotions Tori Weaver

business manager Sharon Tindle

Account executives Carolyn Cummings Nick Doerter Keith LaCrosse

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managing Editor Dylan Gibbs

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director of operations Amanda Smith amanda@news-4u.com

Web Programming Jeff Lingis

production supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey art@news-4u.com

graphic Artist Aisha Borel staff photographer Mark McCoy staff Writer Alison Sigman

21 RESTAURANTS 31 BANDS 32 CLUBS 38 NIGHT LIFE 74 ARTS & ETC. 76 ROAD TRIPS

by “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell

86 the reeL deAL – thE big lEboWski

Publisher Bashar Hamami

GUIDES

86 bLUes notes – from UnexpeCted soUrCes

by Lanea Stagg

94 soundboard: thE musician’s forum

REVIEWS 20 FOOD 32 BEER 35 WINE 82 MUSIC 88 FILM

contributors Ashley Brown, Casey Carnage, Art the Dude, Tom Fischer, Nick Folz, Kate Grimm, Matt Hotz, Ron Hull, Jabez, Jeremy Luman, John Luttrell, Amy Mangold, Paul Mattingly, Mark McCoy, Matt Rowe, Lanea Stagg, Tom Tindle, Dan Woolsey, Todd Zachritz

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WE WERE THERE [ by Matt Presley ]

Never Been Caught at Fast Eddy’s

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WE WERE THERE [ by Mark McCoy ]

Fire to Reason, Gorilla Monsoon, & Star Pupil at Bullocks

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DIGITS

[By the Numbers]

1634 Year in which the first free public school in the United States opened

1851 Year the first sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, was formed

55,203,000 Number of kids enrolled in K-12 schools 132,656 Number of K-12 schools in the United States

$606.40

Amount spent per household – on average – for backto-school purchases

1776 Year Phi Beta Kappa was formed; it’s considered the first Greek-letter student society

$55.1 billion Amount expected to be spent on back-to-school purchases this year in the US

17,487,475

Number of students enrolled in these institutions

1978

Year the venerable Trapper Keeper® debuted

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4140 Number of public and private 4- and 2-year colleges and universities in America

20 Number of states that have no prohibitions against corporal punishment

$50,000

Grand prize awarded to the winner of the World Series of Beer Pong, held in Las Vegas

Sources: Wikipedia; edreform.com; ed.gov; dailyfinance.com August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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feelin’ froggy? frog follies are back

Every year, for 36 years, an Evansville tradition has taken form out at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Every year cars, splashed with vibrant colors, cruise around town. Every year just before we say goodbye to summer and greet September and fall, the Frog Follies spend three days gathering people together to show them a good time, which is exactly what they’ve been doing for, you guessed it, 36 years. It all started small, and innocently enough as Bob Bell puts it. A bunch of guys who had a pastime passion for street rods came together. “I’m just one in a group Staff Writer of guys that got together and decided we wanted to have a club for our sport. And that ’s what we did, we formed a car club to show interest in street rods, and from that point it grew, and then we started having shows, and then the frog became our mascot, and that ’s how all came around,” he says. But a frog for a mascot? Now I don’t know about you but I didn’t simultaneously think of a frog and hot rod, but Bell says that came about innocently enough as well. “Leap frog back in those days, 35 or so years ago, was very popular and the kids were already always playing it, so we would have them play in order to win prizes, through that, it became our mascot and ‘Frog Follies’ was born.”

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They even found a way to incorporated frogs into the act: frog races. What’s a frog race? It’s apparently, just that, a race of frogs. Bell describes, “We have people who come in and register for the frog race, and we line them up on their hands and knees with a feather in their mouth. The frog is put down in front of them and then they have to tickle the frog on the butt with the feather to get it to move, and who ever makes it down to the other end of the building to the finish line first wins.” The first round of races goes to us normal folk, while the Saturday afternoon race features local celebrities. The attractions don’t stop at frog races and thankfully the coordinators of this event know how to keep marital squabbles at bay with a section for the men, and an area called “Woman’s World” for those with feminine graces. “That area is a flea market and craft show. We’ve got people who come in from around the country in order to have booths to be able to www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


sell their goods,” says Bell. “The guys have got just row after row in their swap meet with memorabilia type of stuff for sale, as well as a lot of stuff that you might need for your car. The stuff that’s hard to find that you might need to show your car off next year,” Bell explains. In case you were wondering why car parts may be hard to find, all these cars were originally made prior to the year 1949. While muscle cars may be classic, Frog Follies autos are the cars that Bonnie and Clyde stole while heisting their way across the country. And in order to be referred to as a street rod, you’ve got to bring these cars into the modern era. “We’ll take a 1939 Chevrolet and put a V8 motor, automatic transmission, electric windows, power brakes—everything into it. It’s just like driving your family car but yet it resembles and looks like a ‘39 Chevy,” he says. There’s a lot one can do to make a car unique that excels past a paint job, and each of these cars is like a piece of traveling art and traveling is just the name of the game as participants hail from the east coast, the west coast (and all places in between) and even Canada. “We put on the Frog Follies for the people around the country who enjoy the sport,” states Bell. He goes on to say that while organizers aren’t busy with the planning of this event, they too get the travel bug. “We travel all over the country and show our cars, to see what others have done, and have fun with the friends that we have made over the years.” This event is a pure passion project, something that allows others to benefit from the monetary gains the festival makes each year. Since the club was able to start making donations, over $910,000 has been donated to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. In addition, several thousand has been sprinkled about to help other organizations in need. It’s important to for the money to stay “Here in Evansville, it works here in Evansville, and helps folks in the community,” Bell says. More recently a scholarship fund has been set up with at least two local, high school seniors who have a passion for automotives and will be entering into the collegiate field to study either automotive mechanic or automotive technology. Just something else these guys do to help their community. Tickets are only $5 a person, if you are over the age of 12, and thankfully it runs for three days because there is a lot to see. So come out, give your money, tickle a frog with a feather, and enjoy your weekend with the thought that you’re admission money is going to benefit Evansville. August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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GERMANIA MAENNERCHOR’S VOLKSFEST – AN EVANSVILLE TRADITION

Any organization that advertises their event with a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien – “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” –probably knows how to promote and provide good cheer.  Evansville’s beloved Germania Maennerchor lanea is the venue for 2010’s Volksfest, a German Festival stagg similar to large festivals you will find in cities Contributor such as Chicago.  Since the Middle Ages, German cities and towns have celebrated the end of summer, completion of the harvest or a successful wine vintage with food, dance, beverage and Germania Maennerchor is keeping with the tradition. The Germania Maennerchor, which is located at 916 N. Fulton Avenue, has been proudly providing their German hospitality and charm to patrons for decades, this year being its 49th consecutive year for the festival. The Fest begins Thursday, August 5 and continues through Saturday the 7th. One of the MOST exciting highlights for the budget conscious is that the organization is putting on this show AT 2007 PRICES! The Fest brags its authentic German cuisine for dine-in or carry-out and its “famous kraut balls.” You’ll also see fabulous German bands such as Schnapps Band from Cincinnati, The Rhein Valley Brass & Ratskeller Band. There will be lots of celebrating with polkas, singing and cheer. Probably all enhanced by the spectacular German and American beers. There are special highlights for the fest that you should know about, such as: Hours for the festival are 11:00 a.m. to Midnight each day. The covered biergarten will house the bands from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Don’t miss the traditional German and American tunes and nightly sing-alongs in the upstairs dance hall from 8:00 p.m. to midnight as well. Thursday, August 5, 6:00 p.m.  - Event Kickoff: the men of G.M.

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will open Volksfest 2010 with a Military &

or group for lunch each day, call-in the day

Germania Color Guard. Author & member,

before if possible at 812-422-1915.

Mike Whicker, and the G.M. men’s choir will be on hand for the ceremonial tapping of the

• No Admission Charge until 5:00 p.m. After

first keg. You also won’t want to miss the

5:00 the admission is a mere $4.00.

Celebrity Bratwurst-tossing contest. • Carry-out orders available and convenient • Saturday will feature kids day entertainment

pick up is on Fountain Ave.

from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a carnival and children will receive free tickets

Over the years, this delightful festival has

for hotdog, chips & drink + a ticket for

housed nearly 14,000 happy people, wall

each booth.

to wall, fence to fence and provided 238 half-barrels of beer, two tons of bratwurst,

• Saturday also boasts the German costume

2000 lbs. of pig knuckles and 950 gallons

contest at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Chicken

of German potato salad.

Dance contest at 11:45 a.m.

that any festival that rich in German

• You must be 21 years of age to enter the Fest

tradition shouldn’t be missed. Grab your

after 2:00 p.m.

kids and spouse, mom and dad and head

I’m thinking

out to the Germania Maennerchor to be • If you are under 25 years of age, you must have two ID’s (one having a picture.)

completely entertained! For more information be sure to

• Designated Drivers will be rewarded with FREE non-alcoholic beer.

call G.M. at 812-422-1915 Or visit their website: www.germania.evansville.net

• You may reserve tables for your company

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IDOLIZED ADAM LAMBERT’S COMING

Season 8 of American Idol held one of the most exciting season finales since Clay Aiken and Rueben Studdard faced off. Kris Allen, guy next door versus Adam “Glambert” Lambert. Kris Allen may have won, but Glambert got the press. Many felt like Lambert was robbed of the title due to his “out and proud” nature. Others, like this writer for one, thought he had talent but it was his incessant need to let out a high pitched ALISON screech at the end of every song he performed that was off-putting. Then, I SIGMAN was forced to hear his debut album For Your Entertainment on a daily basis, Staff Writer and I came to learn that when music producers are involved, the screeching gets toned down, while musical integrity gets lifted. This album was released the day after one very memorable performance on the American Music Awards. A performance that was so controversial that it caused him to be dropped from several morning show appearances. Apparently, overtly sexual choreography and kissing the keyboard player who happens to be of the same gender doesn’t sit well with the American public. (Even if female singers like Madonna, and Britney have been doing this for years…) Now, I could certainly go on and on about Adam Lambert’s musical background and rise to stardom on American Idol, but instead I went to the biggest Glambert fan I know –Allen Tingley, to get his thoughts on what the newest musical icon has done for the world of popular music. N4U: What do you think Adam Lambert has done for the music industry? AT: Hold on. I dropped my eyeliner! Okay, what? Oh, I think he has definitely created his own place in the industry. It is as if he has taken bits and pieces of some of the greatest talents in the world of music and blended them all into one amazing performer. He has the androgynous qualities of Boy George and Annie Lennox, the rebelliousness and charm of a young Elvis Presley, and the theatrical stage presence of artists like KISS and Lady Gaga. When you put all of these qualities with a singer that is versatile enough to croon like Sinatra or rock it out like Steven Tyler, you definitely have a top notch star. I feel like he is opening doors and setting new standards in the business and he’s doing it beautifully. What (as a gay man) do you think he has done for the gay community and the fact that he is the first “out and proud” male singer to be signed to a major record label? I don’t think that Mr. Lambert set out to be a representative of the gay community, but naturally we adopted him with open arms. I just think he is a person that is determined to be true to • 16 •

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himself and that transcends sexuality. I think people respect him more because of that. I absolutely do. I know that it is sometimes difficult enough to be yourself in society without the celebrity aspect. I can’t imagine living my life with the eyes of the entire world watching. I do think he has been scrutinized from time to time for just doing what comes naturally to him. The television performance when he kissed a male dancer was met with negativity from a lot of people, but I think it’s long overdue. He is doing, as a man, what Madonna has done countless times as a woman since the beginning of her career. I commend him for it. Why not? Plus, I thought it was totally hot and I want to be his backup dancer now! The Cheesetastic Question: What is your favorite thing about him? Well first of all, the power of that voice. Then you have his style, showmanship, his uniqueness. I seriously just love everything about him and I hope he and his music are around for years and years… like Cher. Singer, actor and Idol Mr. Lambert will be Evansville’s Victory Theatre September 1 at 8 p.m. with special guest, Allison Iraheta. At press time tickets were still available, but due to high demand, the show is sure to sell out. Check with Ticketmaster about available seating.

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1st annual beerfest at tHe 4-H fairgrounDs this Will bE thE first yEar for thE EvEnt and dEsPitE bEing a bEEr fEst, WinE Will also bE served and those under the age of twenty-one are welcome. There’s going to be something here for everyone, whether it’s foods, games, and vendor booths or drinking, music, and motorcycles are your style, there’s a plethora of things to do. Tagari is a band that has will be the main act at Beer Fest. They hail from Evansville, and are described as being rock and funk-oriented. They’re made up of Cynthia Harris on vocals, asHley Brice Bolin and Derek Devillz as the lead and rhythm guitar brown section, Rob Hendricksen on bass, and Brandon Rankin on Contributor drums. Their sound is like Smashing Pumpkins, mixed with Foo Fighters, with vocals comparable to Pat Benatar’s. They’ve rocked with Black Water Rising, Evans Blue, Cavo, Shaman’s Harvest, Halestorm, and Papa Roach. They’ve also released a three songs EP and have a full length album coming soon. Their website is myspace.com/tagarimusic Other bands on the bill for this event include Bradley T, The Hiding, Three Vessels, Mid West, Dizzy Hollow, Displacement, and more. The Hiding, from Birdseye, Indiana, is a rock/indie/pop band with musical influences that include the likes of The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muse and Neil Young. Three Vessels is a three-man group with influences like the White Stripes, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, and many more. Dizzy Hollow is a rock band with vast away of styles that can be heard throughout their music including pop, alternative, grunge, metal and a little punk. Then for those of you wanting something a little heavier Displacement, from Evansville, will be there to provide the metal entertainment for the evening. There may be more bands to be announced as the event draws closer. There are things to do for everyone at Beer Fest, even for those under twenty one. A beer garden will be on site; however this will not be any ordinary beer garden. Instead of just standing around drinking and conversing amongst a small or sometimes large group, to add more participation, drinking games like beer pong will part of the entertainment. Wine will also be served for those without that acquired taste for the hop-laden, carbonated beverage. So now what for those who are too young to join on this potentially drunken amusement? Well, for • 18 •

all the drinking games, the younger crowd can enjoy virgin versions of each. What a twist on the usual beer garden! There is no need for anyone to feel left out. The music and beer garden are the main events, but there are others as well. For example, owner of Nightingale Tattooing, Aaron, is planning on attending the event. He is an experienced tattoo artist that interestingly enough really wasn’t drawn into the style of tattoos. However, he did enjoy art, especially drawing and after coercion from a friend to do his first tattoo, the art form literally stuck. Aaron started out going through a two year apprenticeship under John Gleto before opening his own shop, which has now been in business for seven years. His shop, Nightingale Tattoo, is located on Weinbach Avenue, between Lic’s and a River City Recreation. He will be at the Beer Fest to help participate in some activities, including a best and worst tattoo contest. So if you have that amazing ink work that you want to show off to everyone because it’s so good, come out and see how good it really is. However, keep in mind that even that one that’s a horrible mistake, which you really don’t want even your significant other to see, well, that one could get you a prize too. Right now is a great time to show off that prized motorcycle and have her judged in a bike contest. There will also be cornhole tournaments. For those of you that are not familiar with the game it is where bean bags are tossed into holes on a wooden board that is slightly elevated from the back. Local vendors will be out to show their support. No outside food or drinks are allowed, and food will be available in a concession stand type of style. Tickets will cost $10 for the over twenty-one age bracket and $15 for the under twenty-one age group and these tickets will be sold at the gates. Also if anyone needs one, a cab service will be provided at the end of the night. The Beer Fest starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 12 a.m. For more info, call 812-867-3217; to order tickets, please call 499-6668.

Quick info: BEER FEST

August 6 at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds All Day, All-ages event Tickets are $10 Live Music, cornhole tournaments, bike and tattoo contests and more…

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LOCAL CHEF SPOTLIGHT

[ Josh Williams, Lorenzo’s ] This month’s featured chef is Josh Williams, the young man in the kitchen at Lorenzo’s. Williams took some moments out of his busy schedule to answer our questions about his background, his approach to food and more. N4U: What’s your background, what prodded you into a career with food? JW: I was never really taught a specific cuisine.  French technique has always been interesting to me, but I believe that every cuisine is wonderful because of the different uses of ingredients. A job search is what led me to my first kitchen at Anthony’s where I worked for a great restaurateur and  with a hard core chef that gave me a chance. He taught me how to handle myself in a professional kitchen.  From that moment forward it was like second nature to me; it just felt right. Do you have a core philosophy about food and cooking that you use as a guide?  What is it? Basically my philosophy is based on respect and confidence.  You always want to respect the food.  It almost lets you know how to prepare it.  Besides my family and my kids, cooking is one of the great loves of my life and I guess that ’s why  I’ve never been intimidated by ingredients, but always have had a certain confidence over them. 

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 What constitutes a perfect meal – both tangibly and intangibly? The perfect meal to me would be sitting down with my kids and watching them eat something other than chicken nuggets and Jack’s pizza! When that happens, it will definitely be a day  I will never forget.   What advice would you give someone thinking about a career in the kitchen? Some of the job entails a lot of time, sweat, and frustrations, but having the honor to prepare food for people is a  feeling much greater than that. I’m young and still learning; that’s one thing you never want to stop doing. Handling food just feels so natural to me, so if that person has the desire and instinct, then go for it.    Working in as a chef is an up-tempo occupation; what do you do and think about to keep calm and focused? Staying calm, in control and keeping focus are a few of the key ingredients in operating a successful service. At times you could have 13 things going on at once plus six people asking you questions…

sweaty, thirsty, order-in order-out, and making sure your sauces aren’t over reducing, is all part of the rush you get that makes it real intense and really heightens  my focus, which in turn keeps [me] in control and knowing all that keeps me calm, so you see everything falls hand in hand.  What’s the most satisfying thing about cooking to you personally? The whole aspect of using beautiful fresh raw ingredients, creating an eye appealing, tasty dish and having people enjoy it is a satisfaction you can only get by doing that. It’s really indescribable.   What dish or meal  would you prepare for yourself right now? A nice 14 ounce grain fed Heartland beef New York strip cooked to medium, with a little Fleur De Sel and a big ol’ pat of butter, roast garlic polenta and peak-season green beans.  I need that RIGHT NOW! If you know a chef that who you would like to see featured, please let us know by sending an email to editor@news-4u.com. www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


DAY TRIP

[ Bourbon Blog ] Perhaps you’ve been to a few parties where

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whiskey is served.  This is a party where a Bourbon whiskey is celebrated to the degree that it is kept under a veil part of the night until the moment it is released and savored by all. Care for an invite? Well, we’re learning what a  “bung knocker” is tonight too. No, believe me you still want to be a part this gathering because we’re headed to an event where people take this Bourbon quite seriously, and we’re filming it on our latest episode on BourbonBlog.com.

Meet Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage distilled by Heaven Hill Distilleries of Bardstown, Kentucky. This Bourbon collection is the world’s only vintage-dated single barrel Bourbon and one of the most critically-acclaimed American Whiskeys available. “Vintagedated” is like a fine wine where you read the label and say, “This unopened bottle of Bordeaux is from 1992. Oh my, it has a few years of age on it.” This vintage-dated single barrel Bourbon means that it went into the barrel to begin the aging process in the year on the label, and now it is released in bottle nearly 10 years later for us to enjoy. Unlike a wine, once a Bourbon or other hard liquor is released and bottled after aging, it doesn’t continue the aging process in the bottle. In theory, a bourbon will keep for an unlimited number of years. “Single Barrel” means all the bourbon in this bottle came from one specific barrel. In some recipes for a whiskey be  it Scotch or Bourbon, whiskeys from different barrels will be mingled together to create a specific flavor. The single barrel approach is pure and often shows some variation from one bottle to the next as many barrels are used individually to bottle a number of bottles.    Ok, back to this party. We’re at The Henry Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Built in 1924, The Henry Clay was once a hotel, historic lodge, and women’s community. Every year around this time, Heaven Hill holds this Evan Williams Single Barrel Unveiling and invites their Bardstown Whiskey Society, comprised of devoted whiskey fans from  all over the globe. Some guests  have come from as far away as New York and Scotland tonight.    Not only is this a celebration of the Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage, tonight is also a celebration of Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam’s 50 years in the bourbon industry. The Master Distiller of a bourbon is much like the head brew master for a brewery as this person is in charge of the process of bourbon making and selecting from start to finish. Parker started under his father learning the business in his footsteps and now his own son Craig follows in Parker’s footsteps.   “There is always a certain amount of pressure to hold up the torch and to keep the same profile of the bourbon that your Dad did,”  Parker’s son Craig Beam tells me. Craig is also the Heaven Hill Master Distiller alongside his father Parker.    As with the previous 14 vintages of this Single Barrel Bourbon, each bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage Bourbon will be marked with the exact date that it was placed in oak and bottled, in addition to the exact serial number of the single barrel from which it was drawn. Not only can I tell you that this particular bourbon is delicious year after year, the renowned Bourbon itself has won many awards from numerous publications and tastings. August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

  Parker and Craig stand ready to “thieve” the bourbon from the barrel which faces us at the top stage during this grand gathering. It’s called “thieving” because they use a long  instrument called a “Thief ” to reach down into the barrel to get that sample for us. Before the bourbon is thieved, the “bung knocker” is necessary. Now you can learn that a bung knocker is a wooden hammer which is aimed to cause a blow to the barrel that knocks the cork (or bung) out so that we can get inside. Heaven Hill brought this bottle straight from the distillery into The Henry Clay so that all the thirsty guests can taste it at barrel strength. Barrel strength means that it hasn’t been cut with water. By law and regulation to be truly a bourbon, the only thing that can ever be added to a bourbon as it comes out of the barrel is water to cut the proof down to a more friendly level. Tonight’s proof is close to 140, which means it is about 70% alcohol, and gives us the rich, pure flavor which will eventually be cut with water before it’s bottling.   The trays of bourbon are being served in elegantly style shot glasses. As it enters my mouth, I’m pleased once again. I’m also pleased to be in good company with several spirits writers and experts including: John Hansell, editor and publisher of Malt Advocate magazine; Mixologist Allen Katz from The Cocktail Hour, Martha Stewart Living Radio; Mark Gillespie of Whiskycast Podcast, and a few others. I’m looking for Martha Stewart, but I don’t think she is here tonight. Watch in-depth interviews with these personalities in the spirits world and hear what they have to say about the Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage by searching for those exact keywords on BourbonBlog.com.   You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy this bourbon for yourself in early 2010. Visit your favorite seller of fine spirits in this area and look for the bottle pictured on this page. At around $26.00, we believe it one of the best values you will ever find for the flavor.   If you’re looking for a treat to surprise your guests with during the holidays, check out BourbonBlog.com’s collection of bourbon food and cocktail recipes under our “Recipes” portion. We  add  new ones  regularly. Or, mix up the Bourbon Ball Martini below featuring Evan Williams Single Barrel.

Bourbon Ball Martini 2 oz. Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage 2 oz. DuBouchett Crème de Cocoa 1 oz. hazelnut liquor Fill a shaker with cracked ice and blend. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with two Bourbon ball chocolates skewered on a pick. Recipe courtesy of Heaven Hill Distilleries. • 21 •


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[ D.C.’s Pub ] Imagine with me a moment a place that brings together the decadent excess of your

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favorite Fall Festival food offerings, the comfort of sit-down dining, enormous portions, reasonable prices, and a full bar. A restaurant where deep-fried bacon, a half pound pork chop sandwich, stromboli, chicken and dumplings, and hand-cut and battered mozzarella sticks live in harmony with certified Angus beef burgers, fresh salads, thin-crust pizza, and a Buffalo wings selection that could entice the dead.   Now, if you can possibly conceive that this place also uses a buttery breading recipe that floats on air (not week-old grease), boasts the benefits of a charbroiler (instead of a carbonized-meat-caked flat grill), and daily charges less for truly humongous piles of food than you’ll pay in October for a single pronto pup in a paper cup, then you, friend, have formed in your mind the beautiful dream that DC’s Pub & Charbroiled Grill has made manifest on Evansville’s North Side.

  On First Avenue and Buena Vista, in the building that previously housed Nick’s Pizza and Wings, and, before that, the venerated and oft-missed Sir Beef, a small sprightly woman named Debbie Karczewski (pronounced car-chess-key) has come from the previous confines of career cost-accountant to bring her passion and penchant for cooking to the hungry masses. With business partner, and friend, city councilman Curt John (the C), Debbie (the D) opened DC’s Pub to recreate a laid-back neighborhood bar and pub feel and offer a panoply of dishes that keeps regulars coming back for more and more, and more. And more, hungry readers!   The husband and I got the party started with DC’s Coolers – a glowing mixture of blueberry vodka, Sprite, and blue Curacao liqueur with the sweetness of a Dum Dum, but cold, crisp, and clearly spiked. And then, praise be, the appetizers arrived.   Brought before us were baskets truly heaped with such wonders as crisp, hearty homemade potato chips; curling cutlets of deep-fried bacon; and the sweet, light JK’s Onion Petals, hand battered and breaded, essentially a “blooming” onion plucked apart – all accompanied by DC’s Creamy Pub sauce (an orangey ranch concoction, equal parts tang and Contributor

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richness) and peppery Mushroom Sauce, so named as the original dip for the highly recommended fried mushrooms.   Fresh, layered nachos were both discovery and delight, as we excavated, by the forkful, tortilla chips beneath diced tomatoes, slathered in homemade nacho cheese sauce, chopped lettuce, jalapenos, and a succulent spiced beef (like many items here, made and delivered fresh from a local supplier). We didn’t even bother with a plate. And yet, while very delicious all, these things were essentially shamed by what came next: DC’s New York style Buffalo wings.   At DC’s you can pick your poison among six homemade wing sauces: Nekked, Mild, Hot, XXXHot, BBQ, Teriyaki, and Candied. We sampled two, the Teriyaki and the Candied. And days later, writing this at breakfast-time, I drool verily for those candied wings, a subtle bite of spice within a syrupy-sweet glaze over those cute little tender chicken parts. True meat candy! In fact, I’d like a basket of 50 right now.   And though we (and a medium-sized village anywhere else on Earth) could have lived on those appetizers alone (us for a week and the village for many months, I suspect), we took a brief breather and just kept on eating. Debbie advised we sample, at least, the Buffalo chicken sandwich and a signature charbroiled burger. And loving pizza as we so do, we ordered one of those, too.   The double lobed (you know, the whole heart shaped chicken breast) Buffalo chicken sandwich is battered and breaded in DC’s mild, hot, or Teriyaki wing dip (we had the chef-recommended mild). A word for this sandwich: gigantic. Just the right buttery, cayenne vinegary sauce and wafer-thin hand breading made what’s often a grease-laden mushy puck from less-careful kitchens into a fluffy loaf of chicken succulence instead.   Now, the pizzas come in infinite combinations, a la carte or as specialty combos. A thin, toasty crust carries the ingredients, with sauce spiced ever-so-thusly by Italian seasonings, and melted fresh mozzarella atop (shaved from the same blocks as the hand-cut mozz sticks). Veggies were fresh, not overcooked, and every topping taste stood out just as it should. A decent contender!   As for the burger? Ah, the burger. As I swoon, let me reiterate: DC’s offers certified Angus beef and charbroiled specimens, to boot, which means they taste like Real Actual Meat. And anyone who’s not yet had Real Actual Meat will be forgiven for weeping a bit

as they try a DC’s burger, as the epiphany of true beefy, grilled flavor fills mouth, gullet, and, indeed, soul. (I’d have one of these for breakfast, too, you know.) Best of all, you can choose a third, half or a full pound burger! Cheese and toppings galore, too! Grilled pineapple? Okay. With a bona fide fried egg on top? Sure! Baked ham or bacon? Yep! Salsa? Well, if you must…   We might also have ordered a rib-eye steak sandwich, replete with sautéed mushrooms and onions and topped, if you wish, thee fried egg! Or a charbroiled pork chop sandwich (either houseseasoned or blackened)! Or a Philly beef sandwich! Or a Keta salmon, halibut or swordfish filet meal! Or any one of the build-your-own salads that might certainly prove a full meal!   But, remember, I said there’s more and more? People, there’s even more! DC’s also offers daily plate-lunch and dinner specials that run the gamut from a baked chicken with standard sides, to a homemade chicken and dumplings meal with prices averaging around $6! Can’t be beat! Whew!    Yes, it’s true, friends and comrades, you can get almost anything at DC’s Pub and that’s the point, says Debbie. She wants weekday business lunchers, after-work social snackers, early evening diners and late-night partiers alike to feel welcome here. The North Side eateries scene around First Avenue is no Burkhardt (thank heavens, I’ll add); it’s still more of a neighborhood, and DC’s Pub wants to be the gathering spot. She’s really put her money where your mouth is, too: She and her husband Ray moved from Henderson to just up the street from DC’s, to live where they sell and make a go of the place. Now that’s investment!  www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


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hawg ‘n’ sauce 1600 Leonard Rd. Guide ] Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/ Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

black buggy restaurant Lynch & Green River Rd. 473-0012 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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

bar-b-Que

bar-b-Q barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC corky’s ribs & barbecue (Pavilion 1) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/FullBar / All Major Credit Cards

hickory Pit stop 1521 N. Main 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards, Diner’s Club landmark bbQ 3901 Broadway 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC marx barbeque & catering 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC the nisbet inn 6701 Nisbet Station Rd. 963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/VISA,MC

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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

house of como 2700 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-0572 Between $9-$12/Casual/ Checks/Accepted/Full Bar

shyler’s bar-b-Q 405 S. Green River 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

beef o’brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh Under $10/Casual/Ful lBar/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted

firefly southern grill 6636 Logan Dr. 402-2354 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

stepto’s bar-b-Q shack 4430 1st Av. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer &Wine/VISA, MC

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

hadi shrine 6 Walnut St 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/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

casual tHeMe

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

hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/ Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake 475-1074 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/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

chili’s grill & bar 600 N. Green River 475-1510 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/ 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

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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 taste...Wine & dessert house 323 Main Street 424-8278 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards temptations buffet (Pavilion Level 1) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6059 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

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 • 24 •

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[ Restaurant Guide ] 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 gracie’s chinese cuisine 12500 N. Hwy 41 868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Janbo restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/All 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 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/Reservation Accepted

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[ Restaurant Guide ] 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

Cafe one eleven 111 S. Green River Rd. 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/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. 433-6122 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

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 Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Panera bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/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 planter’s Coffee house 130 N. Main 270-830-0927 Henderson, KY Under $10/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

finn’s café & bakery 920 Main St. 962-3694 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

schlotzsky’s deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC

fresh harvest deli 101 NW 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC,VISA

spudz -n- stuff 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-TATR Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

great harvest bread 423 Metro 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards

the granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

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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 burger bank 1617 S. Weinbach 475-2265 Under $10/Casual 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 Culver’s frozen Custard butter burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ] 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 gemeca inn 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 Ft. Branch, IN $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Checks Not Accepted/VISA, MC, AMEX 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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Pop’s grill (new harmony) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

hornville tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/

rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

ihoP restaurant 601 Burkhardt 471-0514 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Casual/VISA,MC,Discover

red robin gourmet burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

k&d dutch korner 13935 St. Wendel Rd. 963-9370 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only

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

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

stoll’s country inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

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

the stucco house 10301 Old Hwy 62 E. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-985-7977 Under $10/Casual/Checks Not 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 log inn Rt. 2 Haubstadt 867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted merry-go-round restaurant N. 2101 N. U.S. Rt. 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted 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 the Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

fine Dining

bonefish grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Cavanaugh’s (Pavilion Level 2) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Cork ‘n Cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/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 lorenzo’s bistro & bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 Between $15-$25/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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madeleine’s restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards red geranium 504 N. New Harmony, Indiana 812-682-4431 Between $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 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 cafe arazu 17 W. Jennings St. 842-2200 Newburgh, IN $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/ VISA, MC, DSVR

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[ Restaurant Guide ] charazad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC, DSVR 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 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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[ 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

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 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 El charro 720 N Sonntag Ave 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/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 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 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 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

el maguey - boonville 601 W. St. Rd. 62 897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/MC, VISA

tequila’s mexican (mt. vernon) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

El rio 1919 Green River Rd. 471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

PiZZa

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

2 daddy’s Pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards archie & clyde’s 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

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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 dave’s sports den pizza & pub 701 N. Weinbach 479-8887 Under $10/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 firedome Pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 Henderson, KY (270) 831-1977 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards 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 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 highland Pizza shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA, MC 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 marina Pointe 830 LST Drive 459-8257 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC

EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] 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 muncheeze Pizza 4120 N. 1st Ave. 437-3300 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC 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 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 roca bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave 422-7782 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

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] 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

Pubs

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 w Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC fast Eddy’s burgers & beer 507 N. W. Riverside 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC 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 437-9920 lamasco bar & grill 1331 West Franklin 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/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 main gate sports bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC, DISVR 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 the marigold bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave.475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

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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 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 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

bonefish grill 6401 E Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/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 red lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/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

(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 logan’s roadhouse steakhouse 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 5645 Pearl Drive 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards lone star steakhouse & saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/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 outback steakhouse 7201 Indiana 474-0005 $10-$15/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

3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/ Casual/Full Bar

taVerns

bob’s lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

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

brett & rhonda’s place 763 W. Lincoln Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA, MC

the knob hill tavern 1016 Hwy. 662 W. 853-9550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

buck’s tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards

legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-74444 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

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

sam & Jimmy’s hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/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

711 tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

diamond lanes 2400 Hwy. 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards doc’s nightclub 1305 Stringtown Road 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards duck inn 4100 Pollack 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards fat boy’s tavern 115 N. McCreary St. 812-753-9914 Fort Branch, IN Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA,MC

texas roadhouse E. Lloyd Expwy. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

ford’s bar 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only

Cork ‘n Cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/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

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

haub steak house

Western rib-Eye & ribs

gloria’s

Eclipse tapas bar & restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 202-3671 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/ VISA, MC

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cricket’s 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

sirloin stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations Accepted /Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

st. Phillip’s inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 985-5558 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/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 state street tavern 718 State St., Newburgh,IN 490-6614 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA,MC stockwell inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only sportsman’s billiards & grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

HeaVy Metal/ HarD rock Aegaeon Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Displacement 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) Aegaeon Akacia American Pie AMPutee Anger Wish Anywhere But Here wBad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley Bobby Clark Band Bosko Brett O’Daniel 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 Ever Dweller 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

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2 daddy’s Pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052

buster & becky’s 1000 N. Garvin 423-7616

doc’s nightclub 1305 Stringtown 401-1201

algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313

cecil’s bar & grill 420 N. Garvin 589-0706

the duck inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835

Ø cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074

ns Ellis Park sports bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

ns archie & clyde’s 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-480-7778 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 Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 the brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. 421-0024 buck’s tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 bullock’s 401 Edgar St. 422-2800

chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont 423-0726 club royale 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699 corner bar 2668 Mount 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 d.c.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 deerhead sidewalk café 222 E. Columbia 425-2515

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

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

lamasco bar & grill 1331 W. Franklin 437-0171

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

legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-7444

Ø hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 hootie hoots saloon & grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135 Ø hott’s grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Ø icon bar & nightclub 111 S. Green River Rd. Suite F 471-4872 iron horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918 the Jungle & fat cats bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 k.c.’s time out lounge & grill Washington Square Mall 437-9920 koodie hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202

lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia 491-2222

Leroy’s tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. 464-8300 Little Cheers 329 Main St. (812) 423-9740 Ø main gate sports bar 520 Main St. 428-7776 marigold bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 marina Pointe 830 LST Drive 459-8257 Ø muncheeze Pizza 4120 N. 1st Ave. 437-3300 o’brian’s sports bar & grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 old chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125

GOING OUT [ Clubs & Pubs ]

on deck riverside bar & grill 100 2nd St. Henderosn, KY (270) 826-2424 the Peephole bar & grill 2nd & Main St. 423-5171 Ø Penny lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 rick’s sports bar 1531 Green River Rd. 477-4088 ns rira’s irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000

ns show me’s (West )5525 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 ns (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7469 sidetrack tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828 someplace Else Main & Sycamore St. 424-3202 sportsman’s grille & billards 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 state street tavern 718A State St. Newburgh, IN 490-6614

rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106

ns the Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121

rick’s 718 lounge 718 3rd Avenue 423-0872

Ø tinfish newburgh 300 W. Jennings 812-490-7000

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

tJ’s stockyard inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273

smitty’s Little tavern 2109 W. Franklin 423-6280

Woody’s West 3200 Claremont ziggy’s pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN 812-874-2170

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blue Moon Honey Moon

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[ Beer Reviews]

making it drinkable and masking the graininess of the malt. Not a great pale ale, but a decent beer. todd: 3.5 This attractive amber pale ale pours with good lacing. The appealing floral/hoppy aroma also bodes well for this craft macro. But that’s all window-dressing. What’s it taste like? Well, Michelob’s Pale Ale has a brisk and balanced hoppy character, but it’s not too acidic or strong (nor complex) as other pale ales. A sturdy, solid beer -- not memorable, but a good representative of the style, and a nice place to start.

alison: 2.5 Pours an elegant, amber with a thin creamy head that doesn’t stay up long. It appears to be lightly carbonated and is full of aroma. When one drinks it, it starts off sweet yet ends in your mouth, like a dry syrup. It looks refreshing, but it’s definitely lacking. If you were to drink it, keep it in the bottle, it’s less fussy that way. tom: 4.5 Pours a cloudy amber brown with a foamy tan head. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of bourbon and a warm, creamy medium body. The high alcohol content is apparent in the complex rich, spicy flavor. A great after dinner beer. todd: 3.5 Saved this powerhouse for last, and for good reason. It’s a limited edition ale that, in the grand tradition of classic Belgian ales, is bottle-fermented with active & living yeast, so aging further develops the flavor. But I’m not waiting to write this review, so off comes the bottle cap and into my glass it goes. Hmm. It’s a nice opaque amber in color, with an odor of bourbon (indubitably the strong 8% alcohol content), candy sugar, and maybe grapes. The flavor is sweet, with an unmistakable muted burn. Definitely a brew to savor. The beer snob in me says to rate this one higher, but I can’t help but feel it needed some time/aging to reach its full complexity. As it stands, strong and hearty, but lacking individuality. dylan: 4.5 I use a Guinness pint glass to drink beers that I review, and although I know it’s not perfect for all (there are tulip, fluted, etc glassware, depending upon which brew you’re enjoying), it works just fine – lots of surface area, and plenty of glass for a good view… the point here is that GI’s Pere Jacques is one of the most lovely-looking things I’ve ever put into that glass. All the traits of an excellent Belgian ale are here: an amber that’s nice and cloudy, a rich head, plus all the taste – that malty/spicy taste along with the burn on the nose… all conspire to create a near-perfect American version of a world classic.

alison: 4 Supposing a beer shouldn’t be all a about its head is a good thing for this Honey Moon because it’s definitely lacking. What it lacks in head, it makes up for in taste. It starts out crisp with citrus, but ends with a depth that comes from the clover honey. tom: 2 A clear yellow gold body with only a whiff of honey in the nose. The thin mouthfeel matches the virtual absence of flavor aside from a metallic aftertaste. I am not a fan of the Blue Moon beers and this version does nothing to change my opinion of them. todd: 3.5 Blue Moon’s summer seasonal is a clear amber wheat ale brewed with clover honey and orange peel for added zing. The flavor is overwhelmingly sweet, and heavy on the honey, though Honey Moon feels lighter and less filling than the signature Blue Moon, so it’s a better fit for those steamy summer days. Pretty tasty stuff...not too complex but refreshing just the same. dylan: 2 Here’s a no-brainer brew that doesn’t challenge, although I can see it being appreciated by both beer snobs and regular people like most of us who enjoy simple, refreshing beer. Honey Moon works nicely for a summertime brew, and has seemed to take the best parts of “regular” Blue Moon without some of its demerits.

MicHelob Pale ale

dylan: 3 An American pale ale that features Old World attributes, Michelob’s offering starts strong and finishes even better. I like that balance of hops and malt, along with a nice effervescence and a clean finish. A non intimidating ale for someone just branching out into the big world of beer. Recommended.

new belgiuM – skinny DiP

alison: 3 I like a beer that looks like a good sunset when poured into a glass. Its creamy head clings to the glass as its supplies are diminished. Goes down crisp and clean with out much taste, after or otherwise. Refreshing beers that stand dangerously close to the beer flavored water are always good in my book. (What a girl thing to say…) Binge drinkers beware. tom: 3.5 Pours a clear copper with a surprisingly pleasant nose. Decent flavor and a relatively full body for a light beer. Sweet, sour, and bitter with a hint of citrus. One of the better brews this month. todd: 4 This clear golden ale is New Belgium’s summer seasonal, and it’s among the brewery’s lighter offerings. The flavor is mild and malty, with a slight hoppy character and a hint of citrus. Oddly, I place this one curiously between a traditional lager and a pale ale. It’s certainly tasty, and unique. Like most of New Belgium’s employee-(and Earth-) friendly brews, this one’s quite satisfying.

alison: 2.5 I didn’t know a beer head could look like spray foam, and this beer certainly does, which is nice for in a “this beer needs protection.” (I also like a head that tracks how much work I’ve put into each drink.) It’s crisp, yet dry and goes down smooth. tom: 3 Amberish orange appearance with a hoppy, pilsner-like aroma. Relatively smooth and crisp with the hop content

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dylan: 4 I was pretty disappointed in Fat Tire ale, especially after I’d heard so much about how wonderful it was. Frankly, my first reaction was “meh.” Thin and lacking character, Fat Tire just felt like a flat tire. Here, however, New Belgium’s summer offering is all a hotweather beer should be: light, but with plenty of flavor; bursting with florals from a quality array of hops; a crisp mouthfeel and finish… all put together in bottle of sheer refreshment. • 35 •


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REVIEW [ Wine]

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From time to time, we all (812) 476-8141 need to relax and take a 4201 First Ave. ron deep breath and often Hull (812) 425-2010 Winetree East the wine we drink needs 13301 Darmstadt a little fresh air too. After (812) 867-2403 all, it has been trapped in that little bottle for years, sometimes decades. Decanting addresses this need and solves a few others too, though it’s not the only way to oxygenate wine. Why would you want your wine to breathe? In the case of younger white and blush wines, it probably isn’t necessary or even helpful. Young reds, however, can be a bit tight and tannic. Given a chance to breathe, they become softer and the flavors open up. Most older wines benefit by the chance to throw off any stale aromas from their long time in the bottle. There are several methods used to help wines breathe. The most basic way is to simply open the bottle. Since the top surface of the liquid is usually in the neck of the bottle, one needs to pour out enough wine to increase the surface area. Even then, breathing can take an hour or two to, though the wine poured into a glass will open up more quickly. Decanting, by mixing in more air, speeds up the process. Well-aged wines, especially reds, often develop some sediment. After the bottle has been upright and undisturbed for at least twenty-four hours, careful decanting can separate the sludge from the clear vino. This requires a steady hand and no sloshing. A candle or flashlight under the exposed neck of the bottle helps one spot the undesired particles. That’s when you stop pouring. Young red don’t need this sort of delicate treatment. In fact, the “glug-glug” method is suitable for all but the most prized wines. Simply open the bottle, invert a decanter and place its mouth over the neck of the bottle. Now, with one hand on the bottle and the other on the decanter, with one smooth motion, invert them as one unit so the bottle is on top and the wine glug-glugs into the decanter. This method introduces a lot of oxygen-containing air into the wine and really speeds up the process. Do not use this technique with old, delicate or sedimentloaded wines where it’s a bit too vigorous. There’s an incredible variety of wine decanters available from the most simple to the sublime. Just remember that the greater the exposed surface of wine, the more quickly the wine will breathe. Wine lovers on the go don’t have to drag around a bulky decanter, not with the broad array of aerating/oxygenating devices that have been created in the past few years. Ranging from oxygenating pourers that fit into the neck of the bottle such as the Menu Selection, to the hand or stand held Vinturi, their effectiveness has been tested and proven by many wine connoisseurs. They introduce air and mix it into the wine very effectively, whether used alone or with a decanter for the most tight, tannic wines. Please keep in mind that wines that have been thoroughly aerated have a limited life and need to be consumed, not saved for later. Try giving your wine a chance to breathe and you will be rewarded with a softer, more approachable and often better tasting glass. Cheers! August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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Kaos Festival Loudness… Now!

Most of us go to outdoor music festivals and generally understand what happens during these events. We know that there will be people trying to sell us food, and beverages in tiny cups, and maybe a T - shirt or two that will get lost in the closet after a couple of months. However, that is the audience’s experience and though it is unique for each ticket holder, we each watch the same bands, sweat our butts off in the blazing sun, and all have the same chance to buy the same merchandise. How often do we ask ourselves, “What’s it like to be them?”

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Regardless of whether it’s a local band or when it was one of the godfathers of metal themselves, Led-freaking –Zeppelin Contributor playing at the Madison Square Garden. You can just imagine Jimmy page wailing on his guitar and slightly raise it up as it vibrates coming out of the guitar solo just as Robert Plant screams out ’As we wind on down the road… Our shadow’s taller than our soul…’ That’s the dream and they’re living it. That raw passion for music is still out there. Metallica said they wanted to play harder, faster, and louder but now up and coming metal bands play harder, faster, and louder than Metallica, who ruled the metal scene for so long. So what is it like to walk out there on stage, feel the heat from those bulbs, not be able to see even the third row clearly, and all you hear is the row of the crowd, if it’s fifty people or 50,000? Is it what you would imagine? And that is exactly what I wanted answered when I spent the day with Displacement, a local metal band at the Stockyard Inn during Battle of the Bands. Displacement is an all original heavy driven metal band that has been together since 1997. Their main influences have been Pantera, Nirvana, Lamb of God, Coal Chamber, Machine Head, and Devildriver. The band is made up of front man J.D. Sale, Nick Hile on guitar, Steve McIntyre on bass, and Danny Boyles behind the drums. They’ve played with Monstrosity, Deliver us from Evil, they’ve done the Project Independence, and it will be their second year performing at the Kaos Festival. While talking to Danny about what it’s like for him, he described being on stage as “Liberating. You’re a rock star up there. Before you go up, the talk is all about the band and what you’re going to do. Then afterwards, you come down and you’re just hanging out with friends, you’re a regular guy.” Displacement is also fortunate to have such an incredibly charismatic vocalists in J.D., he has an excellent ability to get a crowd going and keep a positive flow of energy that makes you want to do more than just sit there and watch. That is one reason they chose the name displacement, meaning the transfer of energy, because it describes what they do in their live performances and on their albums. While watching these guys and talking to them about music, not only are they fun but their dedication to the band and their music comes through in an almost crystal clear perfection. They usually play at the Hobo Jungle and even at the stockyard Inn we didn’t arrive as early as I hadn’t anticipated, but they will be there all day at the Kaos Fest. Which according to Danny they don’t have to arrive very early to shows because setup is so quick and at Kaos the stage and sound check will already be done. For more information on the band their facebook page is Displacement USA or www.myspace.com/displacementrules The Kaos Fest is going to be held at the Gibson County fairgrounds, from 12 p.m. until 12 a.m., in Princeton, Indiana, on August 7. There will be so much more brought to the table here with not only Displacement but Deliver us From Evil, Seven Year Existence, Bloodstream Parade, Unveiling Chaos, Exesion, Shatter the Odds, Aces to Ashes, Of Us All, Delamour, Bloodtribe, Panzer, and Once a Gunfighter. If THE metal isn’t really your taste, a sterile tattoo and piercing booth will be on site and camping is free. The food is even worth going, there will be a beer garden, hog roast, sno cones among other food booths. This is an all-ages show and the tickets do cost $10 at various vendors, such as Joe’s Records, Record Cellar and ticketmaster outlets. Come out and enjoy an afternoon and evening to support some of our local bands, eat good food and be with great company, all while having a night out that’s just far enough away without being too far. • 38 •

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Ski Day on the Ohio

PAUL DOCKERY Contributor

The annual party on the mighty Ohio, Ski Day, returns this August 15 at a yet-to-be determined location near Evansville. This year’s event is a noble endeavor: monies raised from the auction of relics from Ski Days past, including shirts, free dinners, and other valuable services being donated through the generosity of local businesses. Tri-State Food Bank – which by September of last year had distributed over 4 million pounds of food to needy families in the area – will be the beneficiary of funds raised from the big party on the big river.

Here’s something cool: if you have an authentic relic of your own, you can bring it along and have it checked out by one of three experts with over 100 years of experience in evaluating ethonographics. An appraisal of your item will accompany a document and photo certifying its authenticity. Contemporary items such as modern flint, rugs, jewelry, artwork and more will be available for sale at the event and natural history items such as fossils will also be on display. The Show will be at The Centre on August 6, 7 and 8 – times are 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday the 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 7 th and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday the 8 th. Admission is $7 each or $19 per family per day.

Holistic Expo & Psychic Fair Are you seeking enlightenment? Who isn’t? Well, thanks to My Spiritness Group, there will be an entire weekend this month devoted to the search – and finding of inner peace, outer beauty and possibly, yes, even enlightenment. The Centre is hosting the Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair on August 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Bodyworkers, readers, speakers and vendors will be on hand to help you out, and for a mere $7 you can get in… or if your quest requires more time, $12 gets you in for both days. You can visit yourspiritness.com and get a coupon for $2 off admission. Savings and answers!

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Events at Ski Day include plenty of live entertainment form The C.R.O.W.D., contests – including the perennial “King of the Beach” and “World Famous Ski Day Bikini Contest.” On-air personalities from GBF and KISS 106 will be on hand as well. For more info, check out skidayontheohio.com or shoot an email to staff@skidayontheohio.com.

Bluegrass in the Park & Folklife Festival The 25th annual Bluegrass in the Park and Folklife Festival is bringing great music, family-friendly events, great food and more to the scenic park-like setting along Henderson’s waterfront. Acts this year include such artists as King’s Highway, Red Molly, Packway Handle Band, The Fitzmaurice Band, Lou Reid & Carolina and more. As with every Bluegrass in the Park and Folklife Festival, the event is free, and will be held on August 13 and 14. For more details, visit bluegrassinthepark.org or give a ring to 800-648-312

31st Annual Indian Artifacts Show For three days in August, collectors, experts and the just plain curious can head to downtown Evansville’s Centre to check out arrowheads, pottery, spear heads, beads, axes, miscellaneous tools and much more – all part of the 31 st Annual Indian Artifacts Show. August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

Through rollicking music, the semi-autobiographical story of Thomas “Fats” Waller is told on the New Harmony Theatre’s stage this month. 1930s-era Harlem comes to life in Ain’t Misbehavin’ on August 1, 5th through 7 th, 8 th, 12 th through 14 and Sunday the 15th. If you dig wholly American music, ala the Cotton Club and swing, this is the show for you. Schedule is subject to change, so check out usi. edu/nht for up-to-date info and more details about this show.

A Reitz Home Mystery As a literary (and film, television and stage) genre, the mystery was and is among the most popular. Who wouldn’t want to be a sleuth – even for just one night – Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade? Well, on the evening of August 28 at Evansville’s historic Reitz Home Museum, you can play detective as part of the Home’s 18 th Annual Mystery Event. A crime will be committed inside the old house on the corner of 1 st Street and Chestnut, and it will be up to you to figure it all out. Local celebrities will play key roles and after the super-sleuthing is over with, dinner and drinks will be served, with proceeds going to support the care and ongoing renovation of the Reitz Home. Please call 426-1871 to find out more about this fun and unique event. • 39 •


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10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

4:00 Pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League The Corner Keg -- Jonas Cowan

11:30 Pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

5:00 Pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

MonDay, august 2 5:00 Pm Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night

5:30 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Doc Stocker

5:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL

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

6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

7:00 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Karaoke w/Randy Marshall

7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling

8:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- UFC on Versus KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Andria Reed Show Me’s (East Side) -- UFC on Versus Show Me’s (West) -- UFC on Versus 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/Industry Night Hob-Nob Bar -- Brando Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night

8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 8:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Dance Music w/DJ Raj

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tuesDay, august 3 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/ Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussmann 6:30 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment Gloria’s Corral Club -- Dart Tournament Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Beef ‘O’ Karaoke Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andria Reed KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele

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weDnesDay, august 4 12:00 Pm Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Cornhole Tournament Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -Wii Bowling Tournament Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser U2 Laser Show Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night

9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Casey Williams Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- KaraokeDJ & Dance Mix Hobo Jungle -- Off the Cuff KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Miller High Life Girls Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ever Dweller (formerly Amphigoria) Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Gloria’s Corral Club -- Gloria’s Got Talent: Karaoke Contest Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth

9:30 Pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams

8:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke with Felisha

10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke & Dance Music w/DJ Raj

9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke &

8:15 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s The Wall Laser Show

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Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- DJ Raj: Top Pop & Dance Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

tHursDay, august 5 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Bike Night/ Nick Gregory/Muscle Car Show Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Germania Mannerchor -- Volksfest 2010 Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Bike Night 6:30 Pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Survivor Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- 80s Ladies Night/ Industry Night w/DJ Raj 7:30 Pm Hacienda-East Side -- Dave & Jon Hacienda-North Side -- The Strolling Tones Hacienda-West -- Jimmy Powers

8:00 Pm Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Tudabeat Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke80s DJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt/ Miller High Life Girls Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Deaf Megan Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer 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, august 6 5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Mariah Shepard 6:00 Pm Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Germania Mannerchor -Volksfest 2010 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Miners

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7:00 Pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Mr. Sun” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser U2 Laser Show Gloria’s Corral Club -- Bike Night 7:30 Pm Hacienda-East Side -- Karaoke Hacienda-North Side -- Keith Vincent 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Big Slick Club Royale -- From Hawaii: The Whale Shark live on the patio Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 8:15 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s The Wall Laser Show 9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Live Entertainment Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montourage Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix Hacienda-West -- The Strolling Tones Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Panacea Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Show Me’s (East

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Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke Woody’s -- Red Dirt/Brandon Jenkins/Troy Miller 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- Never Been Caught Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Vinyl Laser Show Smitty’s Little Tavern -Jimmy & the Chets 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Calabash Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Skipping Stone Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- The C.R.O.W.D Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke

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O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/ DJ Magic Mark/Best Singer Contest 10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- The Dang Heathens Little Cheers -- DJ Raj & Andy Norvell Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 10:45 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Zeppelin Laser Show 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- King and Queen Show Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs 12:00 am Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show

saturDay, august 7 12:00 Pm Gibson County Fairgrounds

-- Kaos Fest: Displacement/ Deliver Us From Evil/Shatter The Odds/Exesion, more 2:00 Pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Cotton Candy Trees” Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Perseus & Andromeda Laser Show 4:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Pop Laser Show 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Mariah Shepard 6:00 Pm Germania Mannerchor -- Volksfest 2010 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Miners 7:00 Pm Art Party -- Art Party

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Theme: “The Ladies Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Central Stadium -- Ohio River Bearcats vs. Louisville Saints Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser U2 Laser Show 7:30 Pm Hacienda-East Side -- The Strolling Tones Hacienda-North Side -- Karaoke 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers

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Lounge -- Big Slick Doc’s Nightclub -- Calabash On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Alias Jones Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele

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8:15 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s The Wall Laser Show 9:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- UFC Pay Per View Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance

mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -Andy Brasher DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Live Entertainment Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Namaste/ The Better Bidness Bureau Fox & Hound English Pub -- UFC Pay Per View Gloria’s Corral Club -- College Night Hacienda-West -Scott Winzinger Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Blackwater Redemption KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Joe Smith Trio Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke/UFC 117 Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke/UFC 117 The Corner Keg -- Karaoke

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9:30 Pm Club Royale -- Never Been Caught Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Vinyl Laser Show Smitty’s Little Tavern -Jimmy & the Chets 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Six Hills Giant Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Original Showcase Saturdays: Professor Protons & His Robots of Death PLUS the Last ROSI After party Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Hob-Nob Bar -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- The Funk O’Brians Sports Bar -- Detail

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10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- The Dang Heathens Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 10:45 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Zeppelin Laser Show 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Shannon’s Wedding Celebration w/Local cast Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs 12:00 am Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show

sunDay, august 8 12:00 Pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament Hacienda-North Side -- Little Pirates Day 1:00 Pm Club Royale -- Live Entertainment on the Patio Hacienda-West -- Little Pirates Day 1:05 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Miners

6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Hacienda-East Side -Rachel & The Jimmies 7:00 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist 8:00 Pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Piasa 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/Industry Night Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

MonDay, august 9 2:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Perseus & Andromeda Laser Show 3:30 Pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- John Gauer 4:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Beatles Laser Show Lanhucks -- APA Pool League The Corner Keg -- Jonas Cowan 5:00 Pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Martini Corner

5:00 Pm Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 5:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters

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Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 8:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann

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Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussmann

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Gloria’s Corral Club -- Gloria’s Got Talent: Karaoke Contest Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth

9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Casey Williams Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

8:15 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s The Wall Laser Show

9:30 Pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke & Dance Music w/DJ Raj

weDnesDay, august 11 12:00 Pm Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool

8:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- DJ Raj: Top Pop & Dance Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B

6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Cornhole Tournament Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night

10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Wii Bowling Tournament Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night

3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Steven Horning from Namaste Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith

6:30 Pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano

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6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Bike Night/ Nick Gregory/Muscle Car Show Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Bike Night

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7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Survivor Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Pirates & Wenches Night/ Industry Night w/DJ Raj 8:00 Pm Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Brad Lemmons Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke80s DJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Static Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer 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, august 13 4:30 Pm Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Matinee Party w/DJ, Prizes

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5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Gary Ward 6:00 Pm Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Kings 7:00 Pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Addressing The Ball” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Gloria’s Corral Club -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Brat Pack Club Royale -- Keith Vincent on the Patio Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- Calabash DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Live Entertainment Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Sellouts Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- KaraokeDJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Panacea Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

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Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- City Heat Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Vinyl Laser Show Smitty’s Little Tavern -John Hussmann Trio 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- The Cold Stares & special guests Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Brat Pack Fast Eddy’s -- Static Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- The Last Hurrahs Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/ DJ Magic Mark/Best Singer Contest 10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- People Like That Little Cheers -- DJ Raj & Andy Norvell Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 10:45 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Zeppelin Laser Show 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Lucky 13 Show Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs 12:00 am Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show

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Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Perseus & Andromeda Laser Show 4:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Beatles Laser Show Winetree-East -- Craft Beer Tasting 5:00 Pm Newburgh Old Lock & Dam Park -- 6th Annual Dogs N Suds 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Gary Ward 6:00 Pm St. Wendel Athletic Club -Cornstock: Concerts & Beerstube 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Kings 7:00 Pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Fat Cat” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments

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Lamasco Bar -- Comedy Night w/Jamie Utley/Jeff Bodart & MC DAn Utley 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Brat Pack Doc’s Nightclub -- The Dang Heathens On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- David Redmond Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 8:15 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s The Wall Laser Show 9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- Hussmann Trio DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Nick Gregory Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Hog-Maw Blues Band Gloria’s Corral Club -- College Night Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Brando KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill

-- Hoosier Daddy Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- City Heat Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Vinyl Laser Show Smitty’s Little Tavern -- R.B. Stone 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -Money Shot (from Illinois) Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Original Showcase Saturdays: Exesion & Displacement Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Brat Pack Fast Eddy’s -- Static Hob-Nob Bar -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- Akacia O’Brians Sports Bar -- Live Music

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10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- People Like That Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 10:45 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Zeppelin Laser Show 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Blacklight Party (Downstairs) Brandon K. Young & Brooklyn Star (upstairs) Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs 12:00 am Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show

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sunDay, august 15 12:00 Pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 1:00 Pm Club Royale -- Live Entertainment on the Patio 1:05 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Kings

Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/Industry Night Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

2:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Perseus & Andromeda Laser Show

11:30 Pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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

5:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night

4:00 Pm Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -- Inside Koch Planetarium: Laser Beatles Laser Show Lanhucks -- APA Pool League Someplace Else -- Celebration of Life for Ellen Campbell The Corner Keg -- Jonas Cowan 5:00 Pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Greg Anderson Big Band 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Show Me’s (East Side) -WWE Pay-Per-View Show Me’s (West) -- WWE Pay-Per-View Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist 8:00 Pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Shawn Needham & The Black Sheep 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East

MonDay, august 16

5:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 Pm Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 8:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Dance Music w/DJ Raj

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tuesDay, august 17 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/ Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussmann 6:30 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Thunderbolts

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7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment Gloria’s Corral Club -Dart Tournament Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night

Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

8:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Beef ‘O’ Karaoke Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins/The Dang Heathens KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele

10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke & Dance Music w/DJ Raj

9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Casey Williams Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix

9:30 Pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams

weDnesDay, august 18 12:00 Pm Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Cornhole Tournament Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night

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6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Thunderbolts 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -Wii Bowling Tournament Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Damon Fowler (Tampa) Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Gloria’s Corral Club -- Gloria’s Got

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Talent: Karaoke Contest Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth 8:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- KaraokeDJ & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- DJ Raj: Top Pop & Dance Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

tHursDay, august 19 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Bike Night/ Nick Gregory/Muscle Car Show Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Bike Night 6:30 Pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Thunderbolts 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Survivor Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament • 56 •

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TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Stoplight Singles Party/Industry Night w/DJ Raj 8:00 Pm Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Brad Lemmons Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke80s DJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Deaf Megan Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer 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, august 20 5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Weddle

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6:00 Pm Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Gloria’s Corral Club -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Jason McKinney Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Broadband Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- Troy Miller DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Live Entertainment Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Piasa Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- KaraokeDJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- Live Entertainment Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Deja Vu 10:00 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Reverend Fang Gory/Red 13/Displacement/Exesion Fast Eddy’s -- DJ Mikus & DJ D-Cup Dance Party Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- The Last Hour Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark/ Best Singer Contest

10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal Little Cheers -- DJ Raj & Andy Norvell Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Amateur Night Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs 12:00 am

2 Daddys at Marina Pointe – Pop Tart Monkeys

saturDay, august 21 5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- David Weddle 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Broadband Doc’s Nightclub -- Trucker Bomb On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Andy Norvell Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Live Entertainment Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Calabash Gloria’s Corral Club -- College Night Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Bad Elmer KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Sons of Sisters Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- Live Entertainment Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Deja Vu

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10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Jason McKinney Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -Original Showcase Saturdays: Gorilla Monsoon/Lost in Eden/Stolen Remain Fast Eddy’s -- Jason Sturgeon Hob-Nob Bar -- The Shanks Lamasco Bar -- Alan Hart O’Brians Sports Bar -- Deaf Megan 10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- Fat Box Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Syimone, Mama D & Bella Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

sunDay, august 22 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 -- John Gauer 4:00 Pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League The Corner Keg -- Jonas Cowan 5:00 Pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Bob Minnette’s Swing Cats 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist 8:00 Pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Canary & the Coal Miners • 58 •

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9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/Industry Night Hob-Nob Bar -- Brando Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

MonDay, august 23 3:00 Pm Woody’s -- ROCKFEST: Pop Evil/ Stereoside, many more 5:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 5:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 Pm Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney

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8:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Dance Music w/DJ Raj

tuesDay, august 24 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/ Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night

6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussmann 6:30 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Rascals 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- McFly Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment Gloria’s Corral Club -Dart Tournament Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Beef ‘O’ Karaoke Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Lacey Chaddock Band KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele

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9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Casey Williams Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 Pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke & Dance Music w/DJ Raj

weDnesDay, august 25 12:00 Pm Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 2:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool

6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Cornhole Tournament Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Rascals 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- McFly DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -Wii Bowling Tournament Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- Brian Hart TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- College Night 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Shawn

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Needham and the Black Sheep Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Gloria’s Corral Club -- Gloria’s Got Talent: Karaoke Contest Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth 8:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- KaraokeDJ & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- DJ Raj: Top Pop & Dance Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

tHursDay, august 26 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 6:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Bike Night/ Nick Gregory/Muscle Car Show Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Bike Night 6:30 Pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Rascals 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Survivor Karaoke Doc’s Nightclub -- Open • 60 •

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Mic w/ Andrea Wirth Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Twilight vs. True Blood Party/ Industry Night w/DJ Raj 8:00 Pm Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Brad Lemmons Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Takin’ It Back Thursdays w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke80s DJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 Pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Dot Dot Dot - back to school party Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer 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

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5:30 Pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Jimmy B. 6:00 Pm Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Corn Belters 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Gloria’s Corral Club -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Duke Boys Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele

9:00 Pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Wild Man Hardesty Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Free Spirit Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Jimmy & the Chets Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- McFly Smitty’s Little Tavern -Anywhere But Here 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Akacia Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Duck Inn -- Blood Tribe w/special guest

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Fast Eddy’s -- Never Been Caught Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- Stolen Remains & Goliathon Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke w/ DJ Magic Mark/Best Singer Contest 10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- Amphigoria Little Cheers -- DJ Raj & Andy Norvell Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Male Dancers Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

saturDay, august 28 5:30 Pm Cancun Mexican Restaurant -- Mariachi Band Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Jimmy B. 6:35 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Corn Belters

7:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 Pm Area 51 All Ages Club -House DJ Jeff Kolberg Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Duke Boys Doc’s Nightclub -- Namaste On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill -- David Redmond Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 8:30 Pm Dave’s Sportsden and Pizza Pub -- Karaoke Party w/Stefne Wene benefiting Susan G. Komen 9:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- UFC Pay Per View

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Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Nick Gregory Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Smoke Rings Fox & Hound English Pub -- UFC Edgar vs. Penn Gloria’s Corral Club -- College Night Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Strolling Tones KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Hoosier Daddy Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- UFC 118 Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- UFC 118 The Corner Keg -- Karaoke 9:30 Pm Club Royale -- McFly Smitty’s Little Tavern -Anywhere But Here 10:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Akacia Brickhouse, The -- Karaoke Downstairs Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Original Showcase Saturdays: Star Pupil/ Syrian Rue/The Aeronauts Duck Inn -- The Cold Stares/ Red Like Candy Fast Eddy’s -- Never Been Caught Hob-Nob Bar -- Exesion Lamasco Bar -- Calabash O’Brians Sports Bar -- Calling Corners CD Release Party w/ Loko Davi & Last Hour 10:30 Pm Lanhucks -- People Like That Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Brickhouse, The -- Mr. Indiana U.S.of A M.I Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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1:05 Pm Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Corn Belters 3:30 Pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- John Gauer 4:00 Pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League The Corner Keg -- Jonas Cowan 5:00 Pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Steve Greenwell Trio 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 8:00 Pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Randy Pease 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 Pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/Industry Night Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 Pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

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MonDay, august 30 5:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 5:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 Pm Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Instruction by Dance Crafters Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 Pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 8:30 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Poker: WPT-APL 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- John Hussmann Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Dance Music w/DJ Raj

tuesDay, august 31 3:00 Pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

6:30 Pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 Pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Entertainment Gloria’s Corral Club -Dart Tournament Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitt y’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 8:00 Pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Beef ‘O’ Karaoke Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Jason Nellis (Nelbow S) KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Open Mic & Karaoke w/Brian Steele 9:00 Pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Casey Williams Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Karaoke-DJ & Dance Mix Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 Pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:30 Pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke & Dance Music w/DJ Raj

5:00 Pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/ Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 Pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussmann

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SORE THUMBS [ Gaming ]

New Ways to Go Old School As long-time gamers know, there is nothing quite like pulling a box of classic gaming

Dan Woolsey Contributor

equipment out of the closet. Memories of times past flash back as the simple sight of a classic console can get the nostalgia flowing. But what do you do when yesteryear’s favorites don’t fire up like they used to and you’re left with a box full of games you can’t play? Of course nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy, but all is not lost; you have options. You could always use an emulator or look for the game on the Virtual Console for the Wii. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help utilize the big box of plastic you just exhumed. If you don’t feel like hunting down another console from a garage sale or online auction, then consider going with a clone. While purist collectors would scoff at the idea, a third-party clone console will let you play your old games while maybe saving you some cash and being more reliable. As the patents for 80s and 90s video game systems have ran out, clone machines have started to appear, giving you a variety of choices. While none of these clone machines are perfect, some are definitely better than others.

Retro Duo Console For those who grew up strictly on Nintendo, the Retro Duo system offers the ability to play original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES) games using just one console for around $50. The unit itself is about the size of the small version of the SNES and can be ordered in a white/purple or black/red color scheme among others. Previous duo machines like the FC Twin were unable to play some games such as Starfox or Castlevania III, but the Retro Duo can handle almost any game you stick in it. Even Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES) games can be played provided you have a 60-pin to 72-pin converter. Wired controllers are included with the system and are modeled after the SNES controller. If you happen to have any, the official SNES controllers can be used as well. Unfortunately there are no NES controller inputs, so the Zapper light gun is not an option here. One advantage this system has over the official, classic systems is the ability to output video using an S-Video cable, making for a sharper picture. On the other hand, the sound on this system isn’t quite pitch-perfect all the time. While it’s not a deal breaker, having a certain sound come out different than you remembered can be unsettling and remind you that you aren’t playing on the original machine.

Retro Mini X Handheld NES System Available for $50, the Retro Mini X lets you play NES games anywhere. The mobile 8-bit goodness is displayed using the system’s 2.5” LCD screen, which is quite crisp and vibrant. Brightness can be adjusted to allow for various lighting situations. Stereo speakers pump out the sound and music or headphones can be used if you’d like. It should also be mentioned that the system’s sound processor does a very good job. Most NES clones approximate sounds in certain areas and, trust me, you can tell when the Mario theme doesn’t sound quite right. The icing on all of this nerdy cake is that the system can also be hooked up to a TV (cables are included) and used like a standard console. An AC adapter is included so you don’t have to use batteries while you play using a TV. In this setup, the two included wireless controllers are used to control the action. A Zapper-replica light gun is also included so you can polish your duck murdering skills in Duck Hunt. Remember that only older-style CRT TVs can support the light gun since it uses infrared-based technology.

RetroN 3 Combining the three systems I think about when I wax nostalgic, the RetroN 3 allows play of NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis games. While it’s a little pricier at $70, this odd-looking machine meets all of my retro gaming needs. The system is available in either red or charcoal and is about the size of a Nintendo 64. Included with the package are two controllers that look like 6-button Genesis controllers and use infrared to communicate with the system. Just like you have to point your TV’s remote in the general direction for it to work, these controllers work the same way but seem to be more sensitive if the console is higher or lower than the controller. Luckily, you are able to use your own classic controllers for any of the three systems. The RetroN 3 also has S-Video capabilities when playing SNES and Genesis games. Finally, a few tips before you get started on your retro gaming journey: Make sure you clean the contacts of your games with a Q-Tip and a 50/50 solution of rubbing alcohol and water before you put them in your new system. This will keep the inside connecters clean. Don’t be devastated when Double Dragon doesn’t look stunning on your 60” Plasma TV. These games weren’t meant for that kind of resolution and you might even see slight artifacts around the edges of some graphics. Show a younger geekling what video games used to look like. Blow their little minds with the complete lack of bloom lighting and in-game physics engines. • 64 •

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breaking & entering – Part i When I go to various shows throughout the region, I get asked several questions. The one I get asked the most is “how do I get into the wrestling business?” Every person has their own story of how to “break in” to the grappling game, and anyone wanting to get into it will have to pave their own path. So instead of telling my sordid story and creating a cure for insomnia, Norine and I made a few calls to not only some of the best wrestlers on the planet, but best trainers as well. Whether you want to be a wrestler, a manager, referee, or more, these guys are some of the best the business has to offer. This highly regarded panel is considered the “Dream Team” of professional wrestling trainers, with over 100 years in the wrestling business between them. Without further adieu, here is a brief introduction to our all-star ensemble. How does a person in wrestling get into the business? harley race: If someone is talking to me about wrestling training, they would come here to the Harley Race School, World League Wrestling headquarters in Eldon, MO, where I could physically have a chance to see them and talk to them. If they wanted to go on from there they can do a try out which generally at the end of that, tells me and them whether they want to continue in this line of work or not. al snow: Unfortunately now it has become really easy to get into the business and you have basically find a reputable facility or school that will train you and teach you what you need to know, preferably not just physically what to do in the ring but to teach you about the business itself, how to conduct yourself and to give you the best chance of success. dory funk, Jr.: At the level of competition now there is no way to get into the business until you pick a good school and get some training because everybody who wants to be a professional wrestling is competing for a very high paying job so to get recognition, you absolutely must be trained. dutch mantell: First of all they need to find a reputable trainer and a reputable school and when you find that, this may actually bleed over into the answers to the second and third question, you have to look at the trainer, the guy who owns the school and you have to look at his resume and what he’s done. If he’s never been anywhere, how can he take you anywhere? So if a guy is going to open a wrestling school, he has to have been to the game somewhere. He’s either had have been in WCW, WWF or WWE or Ring of Honor. He has to have been somewhere with a structured environment to actually teach this profession. This profession is not easy to teach. It’s like a football coach. If a football coach has never had a winning team, then he’s not a good coach. At my school, I think my resume speaks for itself. I’ve been a lot of places, I’ve actually booked promotions, worked for promotions and now I’m teaching it. So basically I think those are the major things someone needs to look for in a school. They need to look at the price to see if it’s competitive with the other schools and of course, the next thing is proximity to where you are going to live. If you’re going to relocate, that’s one thing, but those are the three things I think you need to look for in a school. (Check out next month’s issue for the rest of the interview; topics include what to look for in a wrestling school and how to find a good trainer) --CASEY CARNAGE & NORINE STICE August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

Harley race

(www.harleyrace.com) – Owner & Head trainer of “Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy”; WWE Hall Of Famer; Multiple time title holder in the NWA, WWE, among others.

al snow

(www.tnawrestling.com) – Head Trainer of WWE/MTV Tough Enough; TNA Star; Multiple time title holder in the WWE, among others.

Dory funk, Jr.

(www.dory-funk.com) – Owner & Head Trainer of the “Funking Conservatory”; WWE Hall of Famer; Multiple time title holder in the NWA, WWE, among others.

“Dirty” DutcH Mantell

(www.dutchmantell.com) – Owner & Head Trainer for “The University Of Dutch”; acclaimed writer; Multiple time title holder in various promotions.

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CAMPUS CONNECTION

$5 for each additional family member. Please call 464-1989 or email extserv@usi.edu for more information.

[ USI & U of E ]

Garden to Table

Welcome Week August 26 through September 1: Welcome Week offers new students a chance to check out and learn more about USI, what to expect once there, life on campus and more. Tips for succeeding and studying will be offered while fun and informative activities are planned as well. Call 465-7167 or send an email to orientation@usi.edu for more information.

Summer Exhibits in McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries Begins August 2, continues through September 10 – This exhibition includes selected Purchase Awards from USI Student Shows, Art Works by visiting artists – 1978-2010 – as well as art glass from the Alan and Susan Shovers Collection. No cost to view. Call 4641933 or send an email to kmwaters@usi.edu for more information.

Walk About USI – Late Summer Monarch Butterflies Check out monarch butterflies as well as other interesting insects in the field through Extended Services at Grimes Haus on Sunday, August 22, beginning at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 per person plus

Through Extended Services, on August 19 at 6 p.m., learn how you can make the most of herbs, now that their full bounty has presented itself. Event to be held in the Technology Center on campus in room number 237. Cost is $45. Call 464-1989 or email extserv@usi.edu for more details.

Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation Transfer and Nontraditional Student Orientation is designed to provide you information about our core curriculum and academic policies, to work with an advisor, and register for your fall and summer classes. Parents, guardians, spouses, and guests are welcome to attend orientation, so they can learn about the opportunities available. Early registration, available only through orientation, will provide you with the best selection of classes. Orientation is a one-day event. All new students are expected to participate in this program. Information will be mailed to new students for fall 2010, beginning in February 2010. Student fee is included in their first tuition bill as the matriculation fee. There is no fee for family members to attend. Call 465-7167 or email orientation@usi.edu for more information.

UE Global Learning Forum Location: Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on August 5 & 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 488-2000 for more details.

Annual Faculty Art Show Opens To be held in the Krannert Gallery on campus Wednesday, August 11. Collective Efforts Exhibit Opens Tuesday, August 17 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Welcome Week To be held at the University beginning the week of Sunday, August 22. Call 488-2000 for more information.

Andiron Lecture Series presents Arthur Brown, Professor of English Wednesday, September 1 at the Ridgway University Center in Eykamp Hall. 4 to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, August 26, don’t miss New York Times best-selling author, David Rosenfelt, who will discuss his work and newest book, Dog Tags. David is also a self-proclaimed “dog lunatic” who has, through his foundation, rescued over 4,000 dogs, and has 27 others living with him in his Southern California home. If you have not yet discovered this best-selling author of the Andy Carpenter Series and former writer for Hill Street Blues, you are in for a “treat.” He will be answering questions after his talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Event is in the Browning Events Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Monday, Aug. 9

Summer Sampler – Grilling Demonstration 5:00-7:30 p.m., Central Library Garden Cafe Learn techniques for growing fresh herbs and vegetables; get tips from Chef Scot Mangold on how to prepare them on the grill; and sample some of the selections! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For advance registration: Call 428-8228.

Miracle of Migration 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oaklyn Branch Join birding expert Sharon Sorenson for an upclose-and-personal look at migration. For more information: Call 428-8234 ext. 5401.

Saturday, Aug. 7 & Sunday, Aug. 8 Public Library Friends Book Sale Washington Square Mall Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00-3:00 p.m. Thousands of books, CDs and DVDs as low as $1! Bring your own bags or purchase a reusable one at the sale. For more information, call 428-8200 or visit www.evpl.org/booksale.

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

Thursday, Aug. 12 African Safari 6:15-7:30 p.m., Red Bank Branch Join Sharon and Charlie Sorenson as they share their African adventures through a photography show. For more information: Call Nancy Higgs at 428-8205 ext. 6405.

Saturday, Aug. 21 Fall Lawn Renovation 10:00-11:00 a.m., Oaklyn Branch Larry Caplan, Vanderburgh County Extension Horticulture Educator, will cover renovation techniques, soil preparation, seeding techniques, and fall maintenance. For more information: Call 428-8234 ext. 5401.

Monday, Aug. 23 Canning, Preserving, and Cookbook Exchange 2:00-4:00 p.m., McCollough Branch Susan Plassmeier, Purdue Extension educator, will demonstrate the basics of canning and preserving. The cookbook exchange will follow Susan’s presentation. For more information: Call Glynis Rosendall at 428-8200 ext. 3791. www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


AT THE MUSEUM

[ Museum Contemporaries ]

LASER LIGHT SHOWS – SEE THE MUSIC Summer is halfway through, but there is so much left to do (sorry for rhyming). What’s on my mind is the Evansville Museum’s laser light shows this month. I may be part of the “X” generation but the classics are my jam. I’m talking jeremy Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles echoing in a planetarium luman dome with lights shooting off in every direction. If classic rock isn’t your format, then the Contributor pop and modern rock shows might suite you. Regardless of musical taste, during the first two Fridays and Saturdays of August the Evansville Museum will have midnight showings of Dark Side of the Moon. I may have been born too late to see these guys in concert, but these laser rock shows are the next best thing. Tickets for the laser light shows are just a fraction of what they are at major rock concerts too. Are the kids tying you down from staying up all night? Too bad! I’m just messing with you; in addition to classic hits, matinee performances of the children’s program, Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda, will be offered for just $5. You are encouraged to get tickets in advanced for all the shows at the Museum’s front desk or online at www.emuseum.org. For the procrastinator in us all, fear not, tickets will be sold until an hour before most shows, if space allows. August 4-15 allows plenty of chances for you to head down to the riverfront to see these shows. I’ll let you think about that, but in the mean time I’m going to sync up The Wizard of Oz with Darkside of the Moon. You can call the Museum at (812) 425-2406 for more information.

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KID’S PAGE [ tot time ]

This is it, friendos. Time to ship those youngins back to school. Does this depress us? Does it make us want the summer to never ever ever ever come to an end? Well? I’ll let you decide. It has, though, been fun. Camping was a long weekend of slimy earthworm dirt, stale potato chips, melted soles of shoes, mosquito bites the size of Mt. St. Helens, and myriad other tiny complaints. Mostly it was about us bonding together to face these – and other – challenges presented to us both by Mother Nature and ourselves. Like the time we forgot the camp stove. And the lantern. And the bug spray. One great lesson learned by the kiddos: people – our forefathers who slashed their way west to settle in places completely unfamiliar – were much, much hardier than us. Of course, they were only five-feettall and had a life expectancy of 45, so… yeah. Enough on all that, compadres. It’s time to have a look at a few things still in store for us this month, before pencils, books, and teachers’ dirty looks:

Wildlife in the City Paddle Most days, we zip along streets such as Columbia, the Lloyd, First Avenue, etc. without paying much attention to what’s below those various bridges we cross. What’s down there, anyway? Pigeon Creek, a vital part of southern Indiana’s watershed and a tributary of the mighty Ohio River, carves its way southwest from the upper reaches of the Tri-State down through Evansville’s north east side, on through to the heart of the city and finally, at Ohio Street near downtown Evansville, into the River. Pigeon Creek is home to many native species of fish, plants and other really cool wildlife, and a great, relatively non-intrusive way to explore the Creek is by paddle – inside of canoe, of course. Thanks to Canoe Evansville and the Wesselman Woods Nature Center and Preserve,

kids and grownups aged seven and up have an opportunity to see Evansville in a way they may never have before. You can join up at Wesselman at 2 p.m. on August 1, 7, 14, 22 and 29 and while on your journey, learn more about the Creek, its geology and ecology, the environmental implications of city water trails and more. The five-mile trip is pretty easy, so you can relax as you take it all it. See things you’ve never seen before and learn learn learn. But mostly have fun with it, okay. Cost is only $15 per person; preregistration is required; please call 479-0771 ext. 105 to learn more.

It’s cool inside at cMoe I was discussing things to do with the kids the other day with another Mr. Mom during our semi-regular venture to Kid’s Kingdom (that big and really awesome playground at the corner of Waterworks Road and Riverside/Veteran’s Memorial Parkway). He’s never been to cMoe! What? I thought. Well, I said it out loud… “you have to go there, and as soon as possible. It’s awesome.” Go go go! I don’t know if he’s made it there with his three and six-year-old yet. I’ll find out next week, I guess. The Children’s Museum of Evansville frequently offers special programs and events, and this month’s no different. So whether you’re a veteran of the Museum or have never once stepped into the facility at the corner of 5th and Locust Streets in downtown Evansville, there’s sure to be something happening to keep your young ones with a big grin on their faces. August 5: Free Family Fun Night – Here’s a good one for newcomers to the Museum. Beginning at 5 p.m. on this and each first Thursday of the month, you can bring the family in for free to experience all the wonders on hand. Sponsored by St. Mary’s. End time 8 p.m.

August 21: “Design Your Own Boat” – Maybe you want to paddle Pigeon Creek. Perhaps you just would like something that won’t sink. Either way, your kids can see if they can engineer a craft that will displace enough water to stay afloat (not a super-easy task, by the way). Once the ship is created, tests will be performed in the Museum’s own “pond,” to see how quickly they move and how much freight they can carry. All good fun, captains… The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Museum’s lobby. Call 464-2663 about these or any of the other wonderful events happening at cMoe. Go outside; spend nothing There’s always the aforementioned Kid’s Kingdom playground. There’s also a bunch of crafts and even the innocuous stuff we do every day. My son got the biggest charge out of measuring ingredients for cookies the other day. Whatever you do, keep in mind that they’ll only be young for a short time… so make the most of it fellow Mr. Moms (and Ms. Moms too, of course). --Mr. Mom

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everyone wants the big “o” Big O music Fest

Where will you be when August 13 and 14 rolls around? Home,

PAUL DOCKERY

alone, sitting in front of a fan in your undies, playing video games and wishing with all your might that you could simply muster up the strength to get off your sad duff and go out and do something – anything? Well? Here’s something for you to do: put down the controller for a moment; pick up the phone; ring up some buddies; get in your vehicle and head toward Owensboro for a twoday music festival that includes some of the finest names in Nashville.

Contributor

A bigger and better Big O Music Fest is happening, and you should be there. Why? Because it’s one of the biggest parties of the year in the area; last year’s Fest drew nearly 10,000 people and this year’s a two-day event (as opposed to last year’s one-off), so you can fit it into your super busy schedule… or your time spent killing zombies/bad guys/etc… Who are these big-time luminaries of the Nashville scene that are scheduled to appear at the Fest? Well, let’s have a look: MCA recording artist Gary Allan’s due to appear. Allan’s career in the big leagues spans nearly 15 years, thanks to his own brand of kickin’ honky tonk-esque tunes that have made him a favorite of live audiences and on the radio. Allan’s also on a high from releasing what many consider the best of his eight albums – Get Off on the Pain. Visitors to Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon know they can often find the great Phil Vassar there; he’s also scored a number of hits on his own – “Carlene” and the huge “Just Another Day in Paradise” – as well as the writer of songs for artists like Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Jo Dee Messina. Balladeer and badass Jamey Johnson’s coming to the Fest; the Alabamian’s high energy show is always a good time, and he too brings hit songs, including “The Dollar,” “High Cost of Living” and “In Color” among them. Mississippi man Randy Hauser landed himself in Music City, USA back in 2002 and set about shopping his skills right away. He penned the big hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” for Trace Adkins and got himself his own deal with Universal – soon he had his own hits: “Anything Goes” and more recently, “Boots On.” Rounding out the list of artists set to play at the Fest are American Idol’s Josh Gracin, Mark Willis, Colt Ford, bluegrass sensation Mountain Heart plus the lovely and local Jaclyn Graves. This year’s Fest is expected to be grand: “We really wanted to expand on the success of last • 70 •

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year’s show, and bring a bigger event to Owensboro,” says a promoter of the Fest, Steve Terry. “With all that’s happening in the city right now, we believe The Big O Music Fest can be a big part in helping Owensboro become a true destination city. We sold tickets to at least 28 states last year, and we’re on pace to do it again with this year’s event.” Now that you know the who, the what, the when and the where, here’s the how: tickets may be purchased online at BigOMusicFest.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Roca Bar in Owensboro. It goes without saying you may also get tix at the door.

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So turn off the Xbox, hop in your ride and head to the Big O Music Fest – we’ll see you there!

tHe Quick facts BIG O MUSIC FEST

August 13 and 14 - Reid’s Orchard, Owensboro, Kentucky Music at 6 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday BigOMusicFest.com

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suDs! wine! sPirits! saMPle tHeM all

from humblE bEginnings, WhEn a handful of brewers assembled at SWIRCA to offer their samplings to a decent, but certainly not overwhelming crowd, the Southern Indiana Brewery, Winery & Spirits Festival has grown into a major event – the second-largest SWIRCA and SWIRCA & More fundraiser of the year. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated people like Judi Freson, Tiff any Lampert and many others, SWIRCA & More’s day of imbibery this year will be on Saturday, August 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. in their Ivy Room at 16 W. Virginia Street.

What’s to expect at this year’s Festival? Over 100 beers and microbrews from some of the finest makers in the country, along with an ample selection of whiskeys, Bourbons, various spirits and margaritas, that’s what. Something for everyone, indeed, including non-drinkers – specialty items such as unique root beers and more will be offered at the Fest. The Fest is the first of its kind in the United States that features brews, wines, spirits and margaritas… in addition to food provided by some of the best eateries in the area, including Just Rennie’s, Black Buggy, Deerhead, Main Gate, Hacienda, Spudz ‘N Stuff, Penn Station, Taste on Main and more. Plus, live entertainment is slated thanks to Better Than Nothin’, a band that plays some of everyone’s favorites. Many of the people who make the beers, spirits and wines will be on hand, and will be available to answer questions about their wares, and so in addition to being a big time party, you can even garner yourself an education about what you’re sampling. Mentioned above is that this is the second-largest fundraiser for SWIRCA, just behind their annual auction. And some of the services they provide are low-key but very important. Every day, SWIRCA delivers 1200 meals to people at home – with only two people doing the delivering. And a little story that illustrates just one of the services they provide was offered by Judi Freson with SWIRCA: “We had a child who was autistic; he would just scream – his family was having a hard time with that,” she says. “So they contacted us and we went in and built a soundproof room off of his closet. Now he (the child) knew when he was going to do that, so he would walk into the room, close the door, and scream and no one in the family was ever affected. They were able to maintain that family unit, as a nucleus. He eventually outgrew it, but otherwise, he would have had to be put into a long-term facility, and that would have been very sad.” Once again, the party will be both inside and outside, so people can mingle all about the grounds throughout the Fest. • 72 •

Many of the brews and spirits are available only near the areas in which they are produced, so this is truly an opportunity to “travel” throughout the country, sampling beverages that might otherwise only be found in, say, Colorado or Maryland. Some of the best things said about the Fest have come from the visitors from outside the area, including many of the people representing their brewery or winery. Comments Ms. Freson has heard from them include “This is most enjoyable event I’ve ever been to.” “When are you having it next year?” “It was a heck of a trip, but it was worthwhile; next year I’m going to plan on staying longer…” And these are comments relayed by out-of-towners; you don’t even have to travel all that far to enjoy what people from across the country regard as a great, fun and yes, even educational good time. So join the fun on August 21 at SWIRCA. One of the best resources for staying up-to-date on the goings-on with the Fest are at SWIRCA & More’s Facebook page, which is easily found by entering SWIRCA & More into the search box on Facebook. There, you can see pictures from last year’s event (just to get an idea of how popular it’s become), plus you can find even more details about what to expect. Special thanks to Judi Freson and Tiffany Lampert for helping out with gathering the info for this piece. www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


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rollergirls wraP it uP the roLLergirLs of soUthern indiAnA (rosi) hAve offiCiALLy mAde A nAme for themseLves in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. In only 2 1/2 years, these incredible women have taken their team’s program from bare bones, strapped the challenge onto their rollerskates and made it their ... you know ... their bounty. The Rollergirls are about to complete their third season in Evansville and are currently touting a winning record of 4 - 1 for the season with only a couple games remaining. In the Roller Derby world, status is earned by membership into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and lanea our Rollergirls have received the honor of becoming a member stagg Contributor of the association. The WFTDA is an international governing body for flat track roller derby and its members compete against other WFTDA leagues in the North Central region to receive a ranking among the best women’s roller derby leagues in the world. This league gives ROSI the opportunity to compete and be recognized on a much higher level, similar to the NBA, Major League Baseball, etc. This membership will also allow the team to bring tournaments to Swonder, which will be a boost for Southern Indiana. I was able to check in with ROSI blocker, Christy Moore, who is the team’s WFTDA representative and skates by the name of “Chesty Copperpot.” Christy is one of the original co-founders of the league and has been skating derby since the team’s inception.

What do you like best about playing the bouts? Teamwork. The thrill of skating fast and knocking b*tches down hard!

n4U: What do you like the best about the team? I like that it gives me an opportunity to be a part of an empowering ALL woman-ran organization that helps out the community and individuals.

do you have a day job? Sort of, I’m a full-time student, stay at home mom, and I am working on my own graphic and web design company.

What is the range of ages of the girls? Between 18 and mid 40’s. This inspires me to make sure ROSI sticks around in the Tri-State, as long as I live in Evansville and am able to, I’ll be skating.

Anything you’d like to say about the City’s support of your team? The people of Evansville and surrounding towns have been very supportive. This is serious business what we do on the track. I want the public to understand what we do at Swonder is a great and affordable sporting event that you can bring your entire family to. And we absolutely appreciate all the support we have gained in the past three years. I hope it continues.

Don’t Miss... The opportunity to see these girls heat up Swonder Ice Arena on Saturday, August 7, when they take on Cincinnati for their LAST home game of the season. The bout starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 for concessions and a hot bar in a cool venue. Admission is $6 in advance, available at Swonder, AbyssCo., Just Rennie’s or online: www.RollergirlsOFSIN.com $8 at the door; $5 with military ID and Children under 10 are admitted FREE. True fans should roadtrip to Akron, Ohio, on August 21st to support ROSI when they play their last bout and take on North East Ohio Rockin’ Rollergirls on what is ROSI’s 3rd Birthday. For more information on the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana, visit www.RollergirlsOfSIN.com. For more information on the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, visit WFTDA.com.

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IN THE BAG

[ Shopping Styles ]

okAy, this month i’m tALking to ALL of yoU oUt there With A y-Chromosome. That means all you guys out there. I know, asking you to use your brain at any time in your life is a challenge, but the reality is that you should always be using your brain. It allows for an effective showering routine, defensive driving, and even smart choices while shopping. Yes. I’m talking shopping for guys. What kind of fashion writer would I be if I always catered to the females? So, you men, listen up! Here are some things you should have learned by now, but if you didn’t, take notes and learn them now. First off, before I go any further you must stoP With thE PoPPEd collars. That is, Staff Writer unless you don’t want people to take you seriously, and you want people to make fun of you both to your face as well as behind your back, then by all means, continue. This was a completely stupid and tired trend in 2005 when it first came onto the scene, and continues to be to this day. Getting onto the things you should know, knowing how to tie a tie is crucial. Some say it may be important to know how to tie multiple knots, and did you know there are as many as six different knots men can use? I grew up with a father who avoided ties at all costs, and used clip-ons when the occasion called for it, but I definitely think it’s something even females should learn how to do as well. (What better

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way to exert the female “we know more than you,” than by fixing his tie for him ladies?) Since I don’t actually know how to tie one yet, please direct yourselves to the Internet where there are sites a plenty to teach such things. While doing my research I have decided that the two knots I would learn to tie myself are the Pratt and the most common four-in-hand knot. (Please feel free to look these up upon completion of reading.) Since we are talking about the nicer side of dressing, let’s address some other basics men should know, and it’s all about matching. Unlike women, it is still important for a man’s belt to match his shoes. Brown and brown, black with black. It’s all just apples to apples. Now, socks on the other hand match the pants NOT the shoes. This is to create an unending line to the shoe, not to cut your eye line off at the ankle the way matching socks to your shoes

would cause. Finally, it is important to know when to wear the different types of pants. Personally, I’m not thrilled with a pleated pant, but if you must, follow these rules: Do not buy pants with more than two pleats on either side, lest you wish to look like you are wearing a diaper. Wearing pleated pants with a sport jacket adds to this diaper effect, and therefore should only be worn for the more casual-dress occasions. Finally a pleated pant should include a cuff on each leg of the pants. Flat-front pants do not have a cuff; they are excellent for suits as they do not add unnecessary bulk; they are universally flattering. Okay, I don’t want to load down your brains anymore than I have to, and I am surprised you’ve stuck around this long. So, because you are such good boys, we shall end our lesson for today.

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dogs ‘n suds

running with pooches It’s too hot to entertain any notion of physical activity outside right now. Just lifting my legs to go from here to there turns on the sweat faucet. Running? Are you insane? Some people are insane, and in a very good way. That’s because once again, for the sixth time the Warrick Humane Society – a no-kill shelter – is sponsoring Dogs ‘N Suds, a really fun event that is indeed a fundraiser. But I like the term funraiser. Why? Because I can watch other people sweat while enjoying a big ‘ol beer in the shade. Yes. A 5K race/walk plus live music, and cool stuff for the pooches: dog washing, nail trimming, microchipping (a microchip with vital information is implanted just under Fido’s skin, making him or her easy to identify should the dog go missing). Plus they’ll be plenty of fun stuff for the kiddos – a dog walk and pet parade are but just a couple of things the young ones can get involved with.

Here’s the rundown of what to expect at the Newburgh Old Lock & Dam on August 14: Events: Dog ‘N Suds event: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Registration: 2 to 6:45 p.m. Dog Walk: 6 p.m. Young Pups Kid’s Race: 6:30 p.m. 5K Run/walk: 7 p.m. Race Divisions: 5K Walk: No age divisions 5K Run: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60 and up. Young Pups Kid Race: Kids younger than 10 are encouraged to join in. 5K Entry Fee: Fee is $20 before August 1 and $25 after the 1st. You may register through PayPal (after visiting the Society’s site at WarrickHumaneSociety.org and following the links), or with a check payable to Warrick Humane Society sent to: Warrick Humane Society 5722 Vann Rd. Newburgh, IN 47630 August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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MORE POISE, LESS NOISE [ Arts Guide ]

Angel Mounds State Historic Site 812-853-3956

Aug 7: 6th annual “Bluegrass and Barbecue” Concert - Angel Mounds’ annual Bluegrass and Barbecue concert, part of the Music at the Mounds concert series, returns for its 6th year! Come join us for food, fun, and music! The area’s best bluegrass artists will perform throughout the af ternoon and keep on pickin’ into the night! Barbecue plates, as well as additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Coolers are permitted af ter inspection. No alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Visitors should bring their own seating to this family-friendly occasion, which will be moved indoors in the event of rain. Event begins at 3:00 p.m. Aug 21: Walk-N-Roll With CJ’s Bus - Angel Mounds is proud to host Walk-N-Roll, a 2-mile walk and 5K run to raise awareness and funds for C J’s Bus. C J’s Bus is a rapid-reponse mobile unit that of fers nationwide assistance in the af termath of natural disasters. It was established by co-founder Kathryn Martin in honor of her 2-year old son, C J, and other family members who were lost in the same F3 tornado that desolated Angel Mounds in 2005. For more information or to see photos from last year’s Walk-N-Roll, visit cjsbus.org. To register as a participant, contact Mark Rumsey at (812) 305-2268 or mark@cjsbus. org The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Centre, The 812- 435-5550

Aug 7-8:Indian Artifacts Show - Three experts in the field of Indian artifacts will be appearing at the 31st Annual Indian Artifacts Show. Dealers and exhibitors will display prehistoric artifacts such as arrowheads, axes, pottery, beads and much more. There will also be historic artifacts such as moccasins, rugs and baskets. Some contemporary items will be for sale as well, such as jewelry, frames, modern flint, artwork and rugs. Admission is $7 each or $19 per family per day. Show hours are Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 76 •

Downtown Evansville 812-424-2986 Every Friday and Saturday: Farmers Market 7am

Aug 6:Downtown Live! - As Downtown Evansville continues to grow, visitors to this event learn more about the Downtown lifestyle. Lofts tours, shopping, food, music and fun are part of this evening. 5-8 p.m.

Evansville African American Museum 812-423-5188

Continuing through October 2: Herb Block Exhibitions - Herbert Block, the political cartoonist known as “Herblock,” becaome the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes and sharing a fourth for his Watergate cartoons, which contributed to the resignation of President Nixon. Block was the only living cartoonist whose work has exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Museum will have on location the Block exhibit “The Long March.” This presents a fascinating history of Herblock’s political cartoons regarding civil rights. Mr. Block took on causes with courage and conviction, coined the phrase “McCarthyism,” forced reform and became the most influential and enduring political cartoonist in American history. Phone the Museum for additional information about this or any of the other happenings there.

Evansville Civic Theatre 812-425-2800

Aug 1:The Lady With All the Answers - “Dear Ann Landers...” For decades this renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from love-lorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in various stages of personal crisis. No topic was off limits, including the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, religion, sex in a motorcycle helmet, and nude housekeeping. An ironic turn of events confronts our heroine with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about this wise, funny, nononsense American icon. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are scheduled for 2 p.m.

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

Continuing through August 29: Magic & Mystery: The Art of Rob Evans - Artist and independent curator Rob Evans lives and works in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1981 and has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation. Evans’ meticulous paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Evansville Museum’s 2007-2009 nationally traveling exhibition, Object Project. Most recently, Evans’ 10 foot painting, Cicada, traveled to five museums in the state of Pennsylvania as part of the exhibition, Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism in Pennsylvania Painting 1950-2000. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Museum of Art and the San Francisco Art Museums, among others. Evans offers this insight into his work, “Having been raised by scientist parents, I have always had a fascination with the sciences. For the last 20 years, my paintings have been based primarily on direct observations of the forces of nature at work: the passages of time; the cycles of life and death; growth and decay; changes of season and weather; the mysteries of life.” Continuing through September 12: Michael Bergt: Bronze Sculpture from Evansville Collections - This is an exhibit of small bronze sculptures by the celebrated American artist, Michael Bergt – a longtime friend of this institution, who was featured in a 1998 oneman Main Gallery exhibition, “The Human Pageant” is also represented in the Museum’s Contemporary American Still Life Painting Collection. Continuing through September 12: Working Together - Since becoming the 10th executive director of the Swope Art Museum in June of 2008, Brian Whisenhunt has concentrated on refining the Museum’s exhibition schedule, public programs and community profile. Mr. Whisenhunt received his Masters of Art degree in art history from the University of Oklahoma and wrote his thesis on earthworks, large-scale www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


sculpture in the landscape from the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has worked in museum education for over 10 years and enjoys the challenge of helping people connect with works of art. Whisenhunt began his professional career at the Wichita Art Museum as director of education. He then became the first manager of public programs at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, the largest university art museum in the United States, where he was in charge of the development of a new menu of programs for the institution when it opened a new building in 2006. Aug 6:Free Fridays - The Evansville Museum will be offering admission-free planetarium shows the first Friday of every month this Summer. Three free planetarium performances will be offered each day on June 4, July 2, and August 6. Free performances in the Museum’s Koch Planetarium will occur at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. the Planetarium will offer Larry, Cat In Space, a sky show for children ages 4-10 that follows the devotion of an orange cat that stows away on a rocket to the moon. At 1:00 p.m. Nine Planets and Counting examines the continuing debate on what constitutes a planet, the variety of objects that populate the solar system a if Pluto is still a planet. At 3:00 p.m., The Sky Tonight will detail what planets and constellations are visible in the summer sky. Although the shows are free, guests are asked to pick up a complimentary ticket the day of the show. Timed tickets will be available at the Museum’s Second Floor Security Desk.

Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) 812-477-4339

Aug 5:Free Family Fun Night - Sponsored by St. Mary’s Children’s Services, everyone receives FREE admission on this and every first Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. Aug 14:Solar-Powered Food! - Hot dogs and sun tea are to be made using the power of the sun, beginning at 1:30 p.m. - and weather permitting. Aug 25:”Psychedelic Bookmarks” - From 2 to 3:30 p.m. kids may prepare for school by creating their own swirls on a bookmark craft that also demonstrates the action of capillaries.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art 812-682-3156

Continuing through August 15: Liberties of Construction - This is an exhibition of artwork by Katherine Taylor (KT) and Billy Hertz;

Influenced by surrealist Alberto Giacometti and contemporary artists Louise Bourgeois and Magdelana Abakanowicz, Katherine Taylor’s cute but often grotesque bronze creatures have wings, webbed feet, and enlarged appendages. The creatures in this newest work, though small, are given mass by enlarged ears and backbones. Earlier emaciated figures, more similar to Giacometti’s, have transformed into faceless, bodiless creatures as the artist further abstracts the body. Each symbolic of a number, Taylor’s bronze creatures were used by the artist as visual signifiers to learn the Basque language, while she was living in northern Spain. Billy Hertz’s vibrant paintings, on the other hand, locate us primarily in the tomato fields and hill towns of central Italy. Though his work too, is abstracted, it is reminiscent of the physical landscape. In Hertz’s long artistic career he has become well known for the painterly lines, drip-marks, brilliant colors and geometric forms that manifest on his large canvases. His paintings such as “Pancale Fields” and give us magnificent views of Italy’s timeless landscape.

New Harmony Theatre/ Murphy Auditorium 1-877-648-7469

Aug 1, 5-8, 12-15:”Ain’t Misbehavin’” - The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Call for more information.

Reitz Home Museum 812-426-1871

Aug 28:18th Annual Reitz Home Mystery Event - You don’t have to be sleuth to solve this mystery acted out by local celebrities inside the historic Reitz Home mansion. You just have to have a good time. Drinks and dinner follow with proceeds to support the care and renovation of the city’s only home museum. 5:30 p.m.

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[ Concert Review ]

June House Concert featuring The John Michael O’Leary Jazz Ensemble – At The Georges – June 20, 2010 The June House Concert featured one of the unique vocal personalities of the Paul Mattingly Contributor

Tri-State, John Michael O’Leary (JMO). JMO has been known for years as the “Sinatra” of our area and it is always a pleasure to watch him perform. Whether the audience is in some rathskeller or in an up-scale gallery, JMO always leaves folks wanting more. Around this credited singer has assembled a group of some of the area’s favorite jazz musicians. As the musical director, arranger, and potentate of the Ensemble, Chuck Eakins maintains the quality that is so essential for any jazz group.

Rounding out The John Michael O’Leary Jazz Ensemble are several other well-known, local musicians. On trumpet and flugelhorn is Brett Birkhead. Brett has long been recognized for his work in local theater and jazz groups, including a stint with Doc Stocker. Always a stylish player, this af ternoon saw Brett producing some great music. But the banter he brought to the performance was simply hilarious. On bass, David Tester provides the rock solid background for this fine band. While the mark of a great sideman is sometimes anonymity, David plays for the benefit of the group and that is the way it should be. To put an exclamation point on The JMO Jazz Ensemble is one of the Tri-State’s most prominent percussionists, Mickey Grimm. Mickey has played with many dif ferent musicians throughout his career and has recently set the record for the world’s longest drum solo at five hours and 20 minutes. The Guinness World record was staged to raise money to restore the historical Seth Thomas clock in the tower above the Ribeyre Gymnasium in New Harmony, Indiana. This was the group for the June House Concert put on by Harry and Linda George. These patrons of jazz have been opening their North side residence for these events since March 2007. Harry is a lifelong jazz aficionado who played trombone in his college jazz band in the 1960s, when he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Harry and Linda, high school classmates that met again and married in 2002, had decided to pursue this course af ter seeing it done at another home. When they attended the Concert at the Cabin Folk Series, put on by Tim Piazza, they thought the “house concert ” concept would be a great idea for a jazz venue. With so many of the great bars and taverns meeting the wrecking ball in the tri-state, the time seemed right for such an ef fort. The crowd that gathers for the monthly concerts is always a mix of past friends and new acquaintances. And they are vocal in their praise of the event. One of the more familiar faces, Dick Wilson, opined that he has many choices of activities in Evansville. But for Dick, the House Concert is “… a no-miss event.” At this particular event, Linda George’s daughter, Jena Root, was in town from Ohio. Jena stated, “I’ve never seen my mother as happy as she is when doing a house concert. She is definitely in her element.” Jane Harmon, of Jef f Harmon Jazz, says that the House Concerts, “…provides great camaraderie between the audience and the musicians more so than in a club… the (House Concert) could easily be the best venue in town.” Steve Rehner likes the “fantastic energy.” Robin Church thinks “it ’s the best way to spend time on a Sunday af ternoon.” And Bill and Lynn Simmons say that “nothing trumps a House Concert.” August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

This af ternoon found the JMO Jazz Ensemble in rare form.

From the beginning, bringing in the “Summer Wind,” the group moved through a Carpenters’ medley into the classic Sinatra, “A Ver y Good Year.” One of the brightest spots of the af ternoon was the addition of local songstress, Nicole Casteel. JMO and Nicole both are members of Good Sheppard Catholic Church, on Evansville east side. When JMO heard her sing, he knew they would eventually work together. And it was our pleasure to be there for that experience.

Among the nuggets of gold that Nicole delivered was a

sweet version of the 1953, Ar thur Hamilton ballad, “Cr y Me a River.” Nicole added to the accolades about the House Concer ts. Ms. Casteel stated that “…it is a personal experience…” for all those who had an appreciation for the ar ts. Then JMO and Nicole did a great vocal rendition of the jazz classic “Cute.” I can’t remember the last time I heard it “sung.” This gave Mickey Grimm an oppor tunit y to bring the thunder during a solo.

The Ensemble then went into a choice version of “Soon,

It ’s Gonna Rain” from the Broadway produc tion of The Fantastics. This arrangement done by Chuck Eakins not only showed his prowess as a pianist, but also put the spotlight on his abilit y as a composer/ arranger. The show ended with a duet of “It Don’t Mean A Thing…” with JMO and Lady Casteel pulling out all the stops to bring the house down. Af ter one of the many sets of applause that peppered the af ternoon, The John Michael O’Lear y Jazz Ensemble came back for a sing-a-long of the 1943 Green/Brown/Homer classic, “Sentimental Journey.” Bret t Birkhead, who had been sterling with his horn all af ternoon, did some fantastic solos, accompanied by the host with the most, Harr y George. Harr y was playing his recently-acquired trombonium, something that he does quite well.

The day ended with a satisfied audience and a grateful

group of musicians. Harr y and Linda, who always wonder if they have the energ y to do just one more, now have the ver ve and desire for another House Concer t nex t month. If you would like more information on the House Concer t Series, you can email the George’s at hdgeorgejr@aol.com. It is wor th going to at least one of these fine jazz events. But, I warn you, you won’t be able stop at one! In addition to being an avid concert- goer, Mattingly is DJ on WUEV ’s Af ternoon Jazz Flight on 91.5 FM.

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[ CD Reviews ] Freebass – Two Worlds Collide (Hacienda Records/24 Hour Service Station) 3.5

Peter Hook, former bassist for legendary Manchester bands Joy Division and New Order, has rejuvenated himself after the split of New Order a few years ago. His new projects show a healthy reflection and reverence todd for his classic work. All but gone zachritz (thankfully) are the club dance Contributor tracks that New Order became known for in their twilight years. “You Don’t Know This About Me” is a highlight, and features former Charlatans UK vocalist Tim Burgess, and is a welcome return to the stylish indie-rock roots of Hook and his Manchester mates. It’s really a lovely song and compares favorably with the best of Hook’s past works. Pete Wylie fronts “The Milky Way Is Our Playground,” which isn’t quite as effective, with some cringeworthy lyrics. “Dark Starr” is a lengthy piece of wacked sound-poetry with Howard Marks, and Hook himself fronts the dancy and New Orderlike “Live Tomorrow You Go Down.” Certainly a tentative EP, but a fine start for Hook’s next phase, whatever it may be. -- Todd Zachritz

Little Beirut – Fear of Heaven (In Music We Trust) 4 Weaned on college radio (like REM, The Smiths), Portland, Oregon-based Little Beirut gives us here a third full-length full of lush pop songs – without the all the polish. The trio has here turned in something with maturity and songcraft. Nothing too edgy, but never ever cheesy, Little Beirut posses that wonderful quality you yearn for in a band: restraint tempered with a sense of when to let loose; hooks that can come from a line of vocals or a guitar riff; a rhythm section that sets down a hard backbone • 84 •

of infectious beats… all along the band manages to sound like its very own band – they’re influenced of course, but not terribly derivative. The beautiful “Apology to My Heart” is airy, while the groovy “Bow and Quiver” (which immediately follows) is driven by a slightly distorted guitar and a mega-catchy singalong chorus. “True Swords” is Wilco-ish in its construction (a good thing). “Tullalah, How Long” is music to make love to, with ups and downs and a lovely and ethereal vibe haunting the five minute track all along. “Armageddon Rag” has a pre-chorus that I simply love, with crackly, hot-tubed guitars cranking out this atonal riff that is simply delicious. “Crooked Crown” – a toe-tapper if there ever was one – puts the final bookend on a pop album for people who say they don’t like pop music. Little Beirut should be heard farther and wider away from the Pacific Northwest, so get to checking them out, pronto! -- Dylan Gibbs

The Cringe – Play Thing (Red Distribution) 3.5 When I first saw the cover of Play Thing by The Cringe, I only noticed the sardonic smile spread across they symbol monkey’s face. I came to the conclusion-purely based on that primate’s smirk that Play Thing was going to be dark, heavy metal. Once the opening chords of “Ride” ran through my speakers, I realized I was wrong. Play Thing is actually a fast-paced, catchy rock album. This just goes to show, you shouldn’t judge a CD by its cover. Play Thing keeps a high energy tempo even through the slower songs – not slow songs, because there are no slow songs just “slower than the other songs” songs. The highlights of the album are “No Control,” “Knee Deep” and “Give and Take.” www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


Mono – Holy Ground: NYC Live With the Wordless Music Orchestra (Temporary Residence) 5

“No Control” has a hypnotic rhythm to it and the easiest chorus to remember, “You’ve got no control” then repeats six more times. “Knee Deep” has an infectious beat that will make you bob along or tap your foot, kate whatever you’re into. “Give and grimm Take” starts off with a throwback Contributor to old western music then goes into blues rock, which is unlike anything else on the album. All together, I found Play Thing to be upbeat with exceptionally catchy choruses. Play Thing by The Cringe was better than average, but I didn’t want to put them on my music player so I feel that 3.5 is sufficient. -- Kate Grimm

Among their post-rock brethren, Japanese loud-soft rockers Mono are perhaps the most disciplined and symphonic of all. Their devastatingly intense live shows are consistently among the very best concerts I’ve ever seen, and it seems I’m not alone in that sentiment. So, joining up with a full orchestra to perform for two consecutive nights in New York doesn’t seem much of a stretch for this band. Building with the string section in the opener, “Ashes in the Snow,” Mono and the Wordless Music Orchestra lead into the swarming

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crescendos of “Burial At Sea,” as the band rides a cascade of swirling noise and bombastic percussion. “Pure as Snow” is epic -- with mophaired guitarist Taka Goto kicking over his chair and attacking his guitar and effects boxes with reckless abandon. My favorite, “Halcyon (Beautiful Days)” is as beautiful and majestic as it gets, with the orchestra enhancing the band’s gorgeous melodies and crushing finale. Mono’s strength lies in their mastery of juxtaposing gentle, soft guitar lullabies with powerful waves of amped-up noise. Their music is simultaneously energetic, lilting, monolithic, gentle, cathartic, peaceful, savage and sorrowful... yet it always finishes with unquestionable hopefulness and humble humanity. Holy Ground is possibly the group at its pinnacle. Mixing by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Soundgarden) brings the live experience up to par with the studio recordings, while the DVD is a no-frills (but multi-camera) affair that more accurately represents the live experience than their 2007 tour documentary, The Sky Remains the Same as Ever. Holy Ground: NYC Live is a splendid package, and priced more than reasonably. It’s a must-see for fans as well as those curious about Mono’s blindingly evocative and gorgeous experimental rock. -- Todd Zachritz

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Pierce the Veil – Selfish Machines (Equal Vision) 3

As this is being written the Vans Warped Tour is in full-tilt, touching down at locales across the Fruited Plain. Among the many, many bands on the various stages is progressive post-hardcore outfit Pierce the Veil. Whether they masterfully exploit the genre is wholly subjective, but to my own ears, they put together a well-thought-out arrangement of quiet/ loud/quit/scream that’s endeared the band to fans. Who want their introspection, rage and yes, selfpity all in one outfit. Yeah, it’s formulaic. Yeah, there are times when vocalist Vic Fuentes’ whiny whine gets a little old. But I have to give the band props for their ability to mine the depths of hardcore and splash a rather lovely patina of pop sensibility on top of it all. Hailed as Alternative Press’ “Most Anticipated of 2010,” Selfish Machines delivers about what anyone familiar with the band would expect. Newcomers will take to it right away or leave feeling that they’ve heard it all before. As a stand-alone release, the album is a solid buy for fans – for those wanting a bit of this and that from the CD, standout tracks include the opener, “Bestitos,” “Caraphernelia,” the laid-back “Stay Away From My Friends” and “Disasterology.” Avoid “Million Dollar Houses (The Painter).” Its AutoTune on the vox is horrible. Taken as a whole, though, it’s an average effort from a band that has a thousand compatriots. -- Dylan Gibbs

Tom Waits – Under the Influence (Chrome Dreams via MVD Visual) 4 These unauthorized critical examinations are really well-done, but generally essential only to the already-devoted fan. This is no exception. Waits, it needn’t be said, is an enigma, and an American songwriting legend at this point. His music is instantly identifiable, from his gruff froggy vocals to his ramshackle, old-time vaudeville vagabond beatpoet persona. Under The Influence tackles exactly what inspired Waits through the years, and through the eyes of his collaborators and journalists, we see some of the jumping-off points that led Waits • 86 •

to forsake “pop culture” and embrace a timeless, historical context within his music and art. Beginning with the beat poets (especially Jack Kerouac), we get portraits of writers like Charles Bukowski and Ken Nordine, and musicians like Captain Beefheart, the Rolling Stones (chiefly friend and collaborator Keith Richard), avant-composer Harry Partch, and European songwriters Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht. Waits’ widely-disparate influences make sense, and this DVD does a fine job examining, and proving these inspirations to be likely truths. That’s not to say that Waits has emulated any of these composers too greatly, as his vision and personality are uniquely his own. Well worth a look to any Waits collector, but if you don’t consider yourself already interested in the man’s impressive body of work, this won’t convince you. -- Todd Zachritz

D.O.A. – Kings Of Punk, Hockey and Beer (Sudden Death Records) 4

Vancouver’s venerable legends of hardcore punk rock just keep on truckin’, and they have not tempered their attack at all over the course of their long and influential history. This new selection of 13 tracks pay homage to some of the band’s biggest inspirations – punk, hockey and beer. There are anthemic sing-along choruses galore here, strong classic punk-style songwriting, and a requisite sneering sense of roughneck humor. “Donnybrook” starts off the face-off with a fast and fun-loving punk/hockey mashup anthem. I enjoyed “Beer Liberation Army,” too, which needs no explanation. “Pencil Neck Geek” covers wrestler www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


Classy Freddie Blassie to good effect, and the breakneck “Logjam” is full-on ragin’. “Coctail Time In Hell” is a good, old-fashioned drinkin’ song, and the closing cover of BTO’s “Taking Care Of Business” somehow fits. Rowdy, raucous, catchy, raw, and a good time all the way through, D.O.A. are at the top of their game here. -- Todd Zachritz

say that somewhere in all the gloss and polish, there may be something worthwhile, musically. But let’s face it: this is a product, meant to be consumed and then thrown out. You could do well to save yourself the first step and proceed to just toss this one into the “sorry young Hoosier fellow, but your music sucks” pile. -- Dylan Gibbs

The Ready Set – I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming (Sire) 2

Vincent Herring – Memories of New York (through jazz and photography) (Metropolitan Records) 4

I still believe that if it’s too loud, you’re too old. But what if what’s loud is too… bad? That’s the first thing that sprang to mind when I popped in this... this… thing. The Ready Set’s bio has such phrases as “mammoth pop sound,” “super melodic tracks,” “pop stuff, techno, rock – there’s everything.” Except rock. Not much rock here. The “mammoth pop” thing is accurate, however. Syrupy, tummyache-inducing and machine-like, I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming was the creation of one young man (and I’ll have to give a moderate kudo to a fellow Hoosier) – Jordon Witzigreuter, a Ft. Wayne native who spent his high school years writing songs, learning instruments, singing, and dreaming of – as he puts it – “to just keep writing and touring and not to have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck…” In other words, his intent from the beginning was to sell out. Boy has he succeeded. Who is responsible for all this, other than one-child mastermind, the young Mr. Witzigreuter? Who other than Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (‘scuse me while I color myself surprised). In a story we’ve heard from the annual of both great (not this) and not-so-great music (this), Wentz saw gold when his finely-atuned musical ear first heard The Ready Set; right away, the band (Witzigreuter) was signed to Wentz’s own label. Now we have this. And I can’t really go into it. Cheese has fallen from the sky like frogs and locusts; saccharin (the real, uncut, powdered stuff) is clogging every open surface in this room and I just… can’t. I’ve had I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming spinning for a couple of hours now, and I can safely

Jazz fans have several things in common with fans of other types of music. Fans of the only true American form of music tend to listen to many different types of jazz as they get more familiar with the Paul Mattingly genre. Like those fans of rock, pop, country, R&B, and hipContributor hop, jazz fans also start at a very distinct place when they begin to enjoy the music. When I got into rock music, for example, the first real influence for me was the Beatles. While this may “date” me a bit, it was a place to start. If you read many commentaries on jazz, you will eventually get to several that may suggest that the “Big Three” albums that one can cut their “jazz teeth” on are Time Out (Dave Brubeck Quartet), Kind of Blue (Miles Davis Sextet), and Giant Steps (John Coltrane). I tend to somewhat agree with that assertion. I have said many times, however, I came to jazz originally through the fusion movement in the 1970s. It was only after that introduction that I got to experience some of the foundational aspects of jazz. Some of my favorite musical experiences could best be described as “flavors.” An example of this is Memories of New York. Originally released in 2000, it is an excellent combination of well known New York songs and exquisite photographs

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of celebrated city landmarks documented by famed photographer, George Forss. The band on this release is led by hard and post bop sax man, Vincent Herring. A child of the 60’s, Herring has played with everyone from Freddie Hubbard and Cedar Walton to occasionally touring with Nancy Wilson. He has recorded 15 CDs as a leader and over 200 as a sideman. While amassing these impressive credentials, Herring has developed his own voice and style. Herring is also involved in jazz education. He is currently on staff at William Patterson University as well as conducting master classes and jazz workshops at Juilliard. Herring has also conducted master classes on jazz improvising at Duke and Cornell Universities. Herring gathered together a competent group of New York sidemen for this project. Gary Fisher is a working pianist in the five boroughs, now playing with Yaacov Mayman. George Mitchell plays the double bass and keeps the music on firm footing. A veteran of the New York scene, Mitchell has played with The Jefferson/Grant Quintet and Joe Henderson. Rounding out the group is Carl Allen on drums. Traveling in similar circles as his album mates, Carl is an innovator and educator who has recorded and played with Nicholas Payton and Cyrus Chestnut. Memories of New York gives the listener a delicious buffet of musical nuggets that can only be associated with the Big Apple. The eight cuts on this CD start with a delightful trip down “Broadway” (1), with Herring opening the throttle just enough to put the lights in your eyes and the wind in your hair. It finishes up with a moonlit seat in Central Park that puts the listener “In a Sentimental Mood.” (8) There are classics like the Ellington favorite, “Take the A Train” that has a dash of Latin flavor. “Central Park West,” one of my favorite Coltrane tunes, features Fisher doing some fine piano work. The best cut on the release, in my opinion, is a scrumptious tune “Lounging at the Waldorf,” from the Broadway musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin.” It has the hustle and bustle that was on display during the Waldorf ’s busiest day. Yet, it gives the listener a taste of the chic ambience that everyone who ever stayed there experienced. New York City is like so many other places. The old jazz haunts of 52 nd Street may be gone. But new clubs are springing up all the time. Those that are left from the heyday of the greatest jazz city in the world are doing their best to keep jazz alive and well. Memories of New York is a testament to that legacy and keeps the flavor of our only American music on the tips of our tongues and in the depths of our souls. -- Paul Mattingly • 87 •


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[ I’ll Play the Blues for You ] Fans of Blues music are very loyal people. Record companies and artists are very aware

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of this loyalty. That’s why every so often we see artists “going back to their roots” to craft a Blues record. There are Blues albums by artists ranging from Aerosmith to Willie Nelson. As a child, I can even recall owning a cassette tape called The Simpsons Sing the Blues, which featured Homer, Bart and company belting classics by Albert King and Billie Holliday, among others. On June 15, three bands we’re currently programmed to think of as “Classic Rock” groups, all released “Blues” records. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers probably gained the most press with Mojo, their first album together since 2002. Steve Miller Band grabbed headlines with Bingo! It’s their first recording in 17 years. Foghat has flown under the radar with their new release, Last Train Home. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have stood up the best over the years, it would seem. The band has four of its original five members, along with Scott Thurston, who was added to the band in the early-90s. Drummer Steve Ferrone has been a Heartbreaker for over a decade, now. Where does the Blues come in? According to both guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, when the band is simply jamming together, they like to break out Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters style Blues numbers. Mojo isn’t “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Play Blues Favorites,” though. The album features 15 original songs, all written by Tom Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell. If you left off slower, sometimes ethereal songs like “The Trip To Pirate’s Cove,” No Reason To Cry,” “Something Good Coming,” and the Reggae track “Don’t Pull Me Over,” you’d have an album that would sit well with a lot of Blues fans. Blues fans should check out: The Country Blues “U.S. 41,” the grooving “Candy,” and the disc’s heaviest track, “I Should Have Known It.” The first cut, “Jefferson Jericho Blues” calls to mind old Chess Records sides, with Scott Thurston laying down some terrific harmonica.

Steve Miller assembled the new-look Steve Miller Band for Bingo! as a way to look back at some of the great Blues and R&B tunes that influenced him early in his musical career. Miller spent time in Chicago learning from men like Otis Rush and Howlin’ Wolf; and the new album features Miller and company ripping through a set of ten covers (14 if you buy the special edition,) that includes classics like “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll,)” Otis Rush’s great “All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” and B.B.’s “Rock Me Baby,” which features some terrific dual soloing by Steve Miller and Joe Satriani. For Bingo! Steve Miller added Ft. Wayne, Indiana’s own Sonny Charles, former lead singer of Checkmates, Ltd. Check out the duet that Miller and Charles do on “Tramp,” a song covered wonderfully in the past by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. The album also includes the final work that Steve Miller and harmonica ace Norton Buffalo did together. Norton Buffalo joined The Steve Miller band in 1976, and was a member for 33 years. He passed away from cancer last October. Blues fans should check out: The songs mentioned above, as well as the disc’s opening number, “Hey Yeah,” and “Sweet Soul Vibe,” both of which were co-written by Jimmie Vaughan. Where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stuck to original material for Mojo, and The Steve Miller Band paid homage to heroes on the coverfilled Bingo! Foghat mixes it up on Last Train Home, which features original numbers alongside influential favorites. Interestingly enough, the only founding member in the current Foghat lineup is drummer Roger Earl. “Lonesome” Dave Peverett and Rod Price have both passed away, and bassist Tony Stevens left the band for a second time in 2005. For Last Train Home, Roger Earl assembled the current lineup of Foghat, and enlisted help from brother Colin Earl on keys, recreational harmonica player Lefty “Sugar Lips” Lefkowitz, and Bluesman Eddie Kirkland. Kirkland, known as the “Gypsy of the Blues,” still tours and spent time playing alongside legends including John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding. In addition to laying down new songs “Born For the Road,” “Last Train Home,” and the great instrumental number “495 Boogie,” Foghat also pays tribute to their original lineup, as well as Savoy Brown, with songs by each. Blues fans should check out: Foghat’s take on classics by Elmore James (“Shake Your Moneymaker” and “It Hurts Me Too,”) along with “Needle and Spoon,” “495 Boogie,” and the over eight minute long medley of “Rollin’ & Tumblin’/You Need Love.” So, whether it’s done as a publicity stunt, or as a genuine tip of the cap to the art form, Blues albums will continue to be made by artists outside the genre. However, if they’re done with a respect for the form, and a love for the content, there’s no reason why they can’t each have at least a few shining moments. I mean, even Cyndi Lauper’s new Memphis Blues record is pretty well done. “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell hosts “Full-Time Blues Radio” every Saturday from Noon-2:00 p.m. on 91.5 WUEV-FM. He is also the owner and webmaster of Blues website www.fulltimeblues.com www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


THE REEL DEAL

[Stories Within the Story]

The Man in Me: A Discussion About The Big Lebowski In Hollywood, you would be hard pressed to find any director or production

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team that is consistently able to craft films that are thought provoking and entertaining. However, the Coen brothers Joel and Ethan are definitely one exception to that rule. As a writing, producing and directing team they are unmatched in their style, imagination or the subtlety and the effect is that their films, while rarely blockbuster hits, are truly cinematic gems. In the case of The Big Lebowski, the brothers created a truly unique film. The brothers have never been ones to conform to the rules of creating genre films and so while this film may look like a comedy, it also has a lot of elements of a noir murder mystery, thriller and a drama about friendship. The film itself was a disaster in its very short lived theatrical run and only grossed about eighteen million dollars nationwide. However, the film has attained notoriety over the past decade since it was released and has been recognized as a great film by both audiences and critics alike.

So the question is, if the movie is so great, why did it perform so poorly in the box office? Simply, many people just did not get the Coen brothers’ metaphorical approach. On the surface the film is about Jeffrey Lebowski, aka “The Dude” (Jeff Bridges), a stoner whose life consists of smoking pot, drinking White Russians, and bowling with his best friends Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi). His comfortable life is turned upside down when two thugs, looking for money owed to them by a different Lebowski, break into his house and urinate on his rug, which really tied the room together. This case of mistaken identity draws “The Dude” into a world of sex, murder, German nihilists, kidnapping, embezzlement and a missing toe all because “The Dude” just wanted his rug back. However, below the surface of this, the film is actually quite dense and thoughtful and makes very pointed statements on the societal changes that are made as we move from one generation to the next and how some people refuse to let go of the past. To those people who are essentially trapped in time, they see the world changing around them and watch as the things that have meaning to them mean less and less to next generation. The film, while focusing on the human interactions of the different generations, is also a statement on how nothing means anything anymore. The Big Lebowski is a film that focuses on the juxtaposition of different generations of people in America and how they struggle to find something to cling to as the world continually changes. During the opening credits of the film, there is a voiceover by “The Stranger” (Sam Elliot) as the camera pans over a desert landscape, following a tumbling tumbleweed which finally ends up rolling into downtown Los Angeles and shifts into a bowling ball. “The Stranger’s” narration is one of the most important aspects of the movie because he lays out the all of the thematic elements of the film, even if the viewer does not know it. He lets the viewer know that the film is about how certain people are just right for their time and place and that the movie is going to focus on how “The Dude” fits into his world. Every character symbolically represents the generational shift as we move from the 1940’s or 1950’s to the 1990’s when the film was set. “The Dude” himself is the perfect example of the 1960’s counter culture which was mainly concerned with smoking pot and never really accomplishing anything in life. As we see the tumbleweed blowing across the desert, a rootless thing which has no regard for the world around it and no obligations, we see the symbolic representation of “The Dude.” He is someone who sees all the pressures of life and puts them aside and just takes life easy. What makes The Big Lebowski so unique is that in the end, nothing that happens in the film really means anything at all, which is perhaps one reason why no one really understood the movie in its initial release. People want their lives to have meaning; however, “The Dude” simply does not care what happens. The Big Lebowski is a great film because, like “The Dude” it deals with serious issues, while not taking itself too seriously. Coming Next Month... The Evolution of Anarchy: A Discussion of V for Vendetta! August 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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[ In Theaters Now ] This has been quite an exciting blockbuster season, from Iron Man 2 to Eclipse, the theaters have literally been busting at the seams as the seats were filled to witness some of the year’s most anticipated films. But, all good things must come to an end. As the sun sets on this year’s summer blockbuster season, let’s take a look at what is on the way in the home stretch.

August 6 The Other Guys (Columbia Pictures) Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are at it again. The Hollywood Matt funny men who have collaborated on the films Anchorman: Hotz Contributor The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, are out to tackle the buddy cop genre, and it looks like it could be a winner. Mark Wahlberg (The Happening, The Italian Job) and Will Ferrell (Land of the Lost, Blades of Glory) play two mismatched detectives who try to step up their game and become more like the top cops on the force, whom they idolize. But when things don’t go as planned, can this dynamic duo rise to the occasion or will their plan backfire? Considering how well the previous McKay/Ferrell films have gone over in the box office, this looks to be one late season comedy that will have audiences rolling.

Expendables promises to be filled with lots of over the top action, some quotable one-liner jokes and, most importantly the film marks the long awaited return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to film after six years. While the film does look like a bunch of older action stars trying to recapture a bit of their former glory, it does also appear fairly entertaining.

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August 6 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures) Edgar Wright, the director behind the near flawless comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has moved into the comic book genre. Based on the popular comic book series, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno) as he battles the seven evil exes of the girl of his dreams in order to win her heart. There seems to be nothing but positive buzz coming off of this film. Not only does this film appear to be quite funny, but is also being hailed as quite faithful to the original source material. The film has obviously captured the spirit of the graphic novels by keeping the perfect balance of music and gaming which feature heavily in the comic series. The movie will most certainly entertain fans of the books, and will undoubtedly draw in many more newcomers to the series.

Animal Kingdom (Porchlight Films) This story of police vigilantism and revenge set against a 1980s backdrop in Melbourne, Australia is one of the most gripping and thrilling police dramas to come around in years. Based on the true life incident known as the “Walsh Street Shootings,” Director David Michod uses the character of seventeen year old Jay, whose entire extended family is part of the Australian criminal underworld as a way of exploring issues of what it means to grow up around crime, the escalation of crimes, and the effects of vigilantism, especially by the men and women who are sworn to uphold the law. The film is darkly disturbing and thought provoking, slowly paced and yet exhilarating in every way. Strong performances, stunning camera work and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end, Animal Kingdom emerges as a triumphant piece of Australian cinema and for the crime drama genre.

August 13 The Expendables (Lionsgate) And now boys and girls, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Rambo 6!!! Wait, what? Well, maybe not, but close. This is more like Rambo and Friends. Sylvester Stallone takes the helm as he both directs and stars in this film about a group of highly skilled assassins and mercenaries sent out on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. However, as they soon discover, the mission is not what it seems and now the men are caught in an ever expanding web of lies and deceit. Much like the other summer blockbusters The A-Team and The Losers, The • 90 •

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Nanny McPhee Returns (Universal Pictures) If you are in the market for a fun family film to take the kids to see, Nanny McPhee Returns is just the right movie for you this August. Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Stranger Than Fiction) reprises her role as the magical Nanny McPhee who arrives on the scene to help a struggling mother maintain order in her household as her children wage an all out war on their spoiled cousins. As in the last movie, Nanny McPhee teaches the children five important life lessons in order to stop the fighting. Using the same basic framework as the story of Mary Poppins and updating it, the filmmakers have created a film which stands on its own and is enjoyable for audiences of all ages.

The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)

August 20 Piranha 3-D (Dimension Films) Now here’s a movie which fits nicely into two categories: 1) it is yet another on the long list of unnecessary reboots/remake/or sequels which no one asked for, and 2) another film which just goes to show, if you are going to make a movie today, you better damn well make it in 3-D. French film director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors) has taken it upon himself to give us what appears to be one of the worst horror movies of the year. Piranha 3-D appears to be an effects driven gorefest which focuses more on the poorly animated schools of 3-D fish that terrorize Lake Victoria and the hordes of teenagers on spring break, rather than on character development or tension building, and will succeed only on that level. Don’t expect these bloodthirsty 3-D fish to make much of a splash of the box office.

The popularity of the “horror documentary ” has been on the rise ever since the first Blair Witch Project premiered. More recently, moderately successful films such as Quarantine and Paranormal Activity have shown studios that audiences enjoy the “real feeling” of watching a documentary when mixed with horror. Now, The Last Exorcism is going to try and cash in on some of that success and hopefully create a blockbuster film on a shoestring budget with no stars to speak of. In this film, a troubled priest allows a camera crew to accompany him as he goes on his final exorcism, where he comes face to face with the devil that has possessed a young girl. The trailer for The Last Exorcism looks quite promising, and we should expect a lot of spine chilling moments from this newest horror documentary.

August 20 Vampires Suck (20th Century Fox) Well Twi-hard fans, you knew this was bound to happen to you eventually. From the guys who brought you the most unwanted spoof films in history such as, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie, comes the latest in what will almost certainly be another in their series of box office flops: Vampires Suck. Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg have tried repeatedly to create even a half- decent parody film of major box office hits, but their failed efforts have not made them popular with filmgoers and this particular one may get them drawn and quartered considering the strong following that the Twilight series has. I will not grace this film with anything more than a word to the wise: Twilight fans and haters alike avoid this film at all costs.

August 27 Centurion (Magnet Releasing) British film director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) is famous for his films which focus on small groups of people trapped in hostile territory under the most violent of circumstances with little to no hope of escape. Violence always ensues and there are never many in the way of survivors. Centurion is no different. This time, Marshall transports us to Roman Britain in the year AD 117 where the survivors of a Roman legion have to fight their way back across enemy lines af ter a Pictish guerilla attack massacred their fellow soldiers. Marshall is clear in his intent and honest in his storytelling. The film delivers the goods as far as action is concerned and has plenty of fast and bloody pitched battles as the Roman soldiers square of f against the Picts. The film is an enjoyable historical action adventure piece that requires very little thinking, but it does not offer the viewer anything new that sets this film apart from others such as King Arthur, Gladiator or 300.

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[ New Releases ]

Even though the blockbuster season is winding down at the theaters, all those big summer hits are starting to show up on DVD and Blu-Ray. So be sure to check out these new releases as they are released if you happened to miss them while they were on the big screen.

August 3 Kick-Ass (Marv Films) This has been one “kick ass” season for the comic book Matt movies at the cinema. Kick-Ass is the type of movie Hotz Contributor that has an enduring quality because it breaks so many boundaries and pushes the envelope of what a superhero movie is, or what people think it should be. Dave Lizewski is an average teenage boy who has no superpowers whatsoever. But when he decides to take it upon himself to fight crime in his city, he becomes the hero known as Kick-Ass. Teaming up with Hit Girl and her father Big Daddy, they must face off against the most dangerous villains in the city: Red Mist and his father Frank D’Amico. Director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) has created a movie that will be discussed for many years to come because it has everything a superhero/action comedy needs in order to be successful: a great cast, a well thought out plot, a balance of action scenes and comedic cutaways, and a high level of believability. Keep in mind, this movie is not for everyone and has quite a bit of profanity and violence, and if those things bother you, I advise you to steer clear of this film. On the other hand, if you are looking for a superhero movie that will satisfy all of your fanboy needs, then pick this up and enjoy.

crowds. The film is a safe bet for families as it contains no foul language or sexual innuendos and fans of Kinney’s work will appreciate the stick figure animations that are taken from his original work.

August 3 Spike (Maverick Entertainment) If you were to take Beauty and the Beast and amp up the gore factor a few notches, cover the beast’s body in long protruding spikes and dump him in the woods, you would come to find that Spike is the movie that is churned out. This film does a fairly decent job of setting an eerie, surrealistic view of the world from the perspective of a misunderstood monster. Spike was a low budget independent film, but despite those setbacks, the filmmakers have done a decent job of crafting a film that is filled with both its fair share of sex and violence as well as deeply authentic emotions. It is a must see for anyone who enjoys a well done gothic romance which makes us examine human frailty as well as the complexity of human emotions and relationships.

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August 3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (20th Century Fox) Adapting from Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular series of novels, Diary of a Wimpy Kid makes a decent effort at being an entertaining comedy. It works on some levels, but for more mature audiences it misses the mark slightly. As stated, this film had a lot of potential and was stylistically similar to the classic film A Christmas Story as Zachary Gordon recalls entering into a new school, determined to be his sixth grade teacher’s new class favorite. There were a lot of moments in the movie in which it seemed to almost achieve its goal of being hilarious, but it just did not do it for me. Zachary is a wise cracking student and so has many jokes which I am sure appeal to younger

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Date Night (20th Century Fox) Have you ever had one of those nights where all you want is to spend time out on the town with your significant other and you get mistaken for a couple of crooks which turns your quiet night out into something much more exciting and dangerous? Well if it never has, then I suggest you pick up a copy of Date Night, starring Steve Carrell (Evan Almighty, Little Miss Sunshine) and Tina Fey (Baby Mama, Ponyo) as the unwitting couple trying to breathe some romance back into their boring marriage. However, a case of mistaken identity leads to have more excitement on their date than they had ever planned. This comedy has a lot of heart and sincere laughs. As the couple embarks on their urban odyssey, they encounter gangbangers, cops and a muscled up Mark Wahlberg. Carrell and Fey are both talented comedians whose on screen chemistry is quite evident and they are allowed to improvise much of the dialogue which only adds to the hilarity of the film. In the midst of the slew of other romantic comedies we have had to endure this summer, Date Night is a refreshing breath of fresh air. www.News4UOnline.com • August 2010


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The Joneses (Echo Lake Productions) Human behavior is an interesting concept to play with in films because of the implications that those films have. Those are often the films that often have audiences wondering, “What if that actually happened?” The Joneses is exactly that type of movie, and the statement it makes about consumerism and having the most stuff truly defining the American Dream, is frightening at times. Demi Moore (G.I. Jane, Mr. Brooks) and David Duchovny (The X-Files: Fight the Future, The Secret) play the marketing team posing as the “perfect” American family, a wealthy married couple with two gorgeous kids infiltrating a high class neighborhood in order to try and make people buy things. Everything is going as planned until the neighbors begin to suspect that there is more to this family than they knew. The film has a lot of potential with such strong performances and a highly interesting satirical concept, and in the end it leaves you examining yourself and makes you wonder if you are really and truly, only defined by what you own.

Dorian Gray (National Media Entertainment) Adapted from the book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray tells the story of a young London man who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth in order to live a life of sin and debauchery, as long as he keeps a mysterious portrait of himself safe. The portrait which reflects his inner ugliness and corruption, ages and decays but Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian )remains eternally youthful while his friends grow old. However, when his secret is almost discovered, he resorts to murder in order to protect it. This Gothic fantasy is a morality tale told from a very amoral standpoint, and deals with many issues including homosexuality in a society which condemned it and self-indulgence to the point of excess. This period piece is wonderfully shot and constructed and while some viewers might find some of the darker elements slightly disturbing, it is certainly worth seeing.

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Tormented (IFC Independent Films) When an overweight student is bullied mercilessly until he commits suicide, it can only mean one thing for the bullies who tormented him: revenge from beyond the grave. If it sounds a little bit predictable, it must be because it is. The film is being marketed as a horror/comedy, and as such some of the situations in which bullies get their comeuppance are quite entertaining and there is some witty dialogue which will get a few laughs, but overall this is a very standard slasher flick. The characters are all the stereotypical high school kids comprised of nerds and bullies, jocks and preps, the outcasts and the in-crowds. If you enter into this movie with no expectations you might be pleasantly surprised, and if nothing else, you should be entertained at the ironic and imaginative ways in which the bullies meet their inevitable demise.

Furry Vengeance (Summit Entertainment) You would think that after the travesty that was Monkeybone, Brendan Fraser would have learned his lesson about doing movies with talking animals. Apparently, he is a slow learner. Furry Vengeance is a ridiculous attempt at comedy overflowing with all too predictable scenarios, recycled jokes and god-awful CGI. Technically, the animals did not actually speak, but rather communicated through “thought bubbles” with pictures in them, like you would find in a comic strip. My guess is the filmmakers did this because they could not afford any other halfway decent actors or actresses to dub in the voices. This is the definition of sheer mindless entertainment as we watch Brendan Fraser bumble from one scene to the next as a witless contractor who is bent on building a subdivision right smack dab in the middle of a forest occupied by militant woodland creatures that will not see their home destroyed. It is all too familiar material with nothing new to offer to anyone in any age bracket. Sorry, Mr. Fraser but you really should just stick to fighting off reanimated mummies.

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The “B” Reel A Column For The Forgotten Movies That You Should Be Watching The Road to Wellville (Columbia Pictures) No sex for pleasure, no red meat, electroshock therapy, regularly timed daily enemas and cleansings, and consumption of the blandest food on earth: corn flakes, for nearly every meal. These are the rules at cereal tycoon Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s Health spa and sanatorium at the turn of the 20th century in Battle Creek, Michigan. Director Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Angel Heart) has adapted the novel of the same name by T. Coraghessan Boyle into a hilarious (and underrated) piece of offbeat comedy concerning the use of alternative medicine as a way of staying healthy. Running the spa is the well meaning but extremely eccentric Dr. Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs) who believes that by following his prescribed methods of treatment, one can become truly healthy. This very tongue-in-cheek comedy follows the clientele of the Kellogg sanitarium including the Lightbody’s, a married couple played by Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Bridget Fonda (Lake Placid) who are having difficulties in their marriage and Charles Ossining (John Cusack, Identity) a hustler trying to make his own entry into the budding enterprise of the cereal industry, but gets hustled himself in turn. From start to finish, the raunchy look at turn of the century holistic medicine will have you laughing constantly if you keep an open mind.

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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?

Aaron Distler Full disclosure: Aaron’s a former employee of this magazine. And while he was/is a fine writer, he’s taken his major talent – drumming like a mofo – to Nashville. It is there that he hooked up with the amazing Heypenny. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet and email, I got with Distler recently so he could participate in this month’s Soundboard: 1. I really wanted to play guitar. I remember being out on the playground in like 4 th grade at St. Agnes. I was hanging out with Andy Moore (The Dang Heathens) and he was talking about this tape he had, it was GnR Lies and we talked about Wolfman Jack and all I could think about was how I wanted to play guitar. That never happened though. I got an alto sax instead.   2. Obviously not. I couldn’t get anything to come out of the instrument that didn’t sound like a duck being bludgeoned to death. So I switched to trumpet. That was horrible too. I ended up on drums. I got the little practice pad/bell kit thing in the 5 th grade. By 6 th grade, I’d moved to the east side and was attending Plaza, who had an amazing jazz band. I remembered watching them play Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” at a pep assembly and the drummer, Wes Stoneman, and bassist, Brett Basham got to take a crazy extended solo and I was sold. At that point, I begged for real drums. I couldn’t handle hitting pots, pans and pillows any longer. A couple of months later, I had my first kit in the basement and it’s been glorious ever since.

all converging onto this farm. There was a “naked hippie slide” and all that jazz. Anyhow, we ended up letting like 30 people onto stage with us to dance around during the last few songs. There was an old man with a huge walking stick and a big headdress thing on, completely nude, shaved junk, looked like a shrunken monkey head. That was pretty gross. There was also this whacked out Asian girl who may or may not have tried to molest Fish while he was playing trombone. That didn’t go over well. She actually ended up falling off the stage. 6. Oh man, looking back over the years, I don’t think that I’ve ever done anything weird. Being a drummer, you’re always thrown in the back, hidden by drums. I don’t think there’s anything I’ve ever done on stage that sticks out as being particularly weird. Maybe I should work on that.

3. Oh jeez. I have no clue. Maybe the theme song from CHiPS? Seriously though, I don’t think I have, or ever will have a theme song or a pre-gig routine for that matter. Usually I just want to hang out with friendly faces in whatever town we’re in. 4. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds, Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplance Over the Sea and maybe I’m playing it safe here, but Miles Davis Kind of Blue. 5. There was a hemp festival in Vandalia, Michigan that Olive Lucy played and it was literally a mixture of 2000 metalheads and hippies

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