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78 Arts & Activities

6 River City Tattoo Expo A Community of Artists & Musicians

LOCAL HAPPENINGS 24 26 26 27 28 82 84 94

8 "Weird Al Yankovic" @ the Victory Exclusive Interview, Mandatory Fun 11 Third Annual Sudz on Green River KC's Time Out Lounge brings the Rock 12 Fuel @ Backstage Bar & Grill Exclusive Interview with Singer Brett Scallions

Catching Up with...Keith LaCrosse Susan G Komen Events Maryland Street Block Party ITV Canine Carnival & Mardi Paws Mystique Winery Cajun Fest VHS Spotlight Community & Family Mug Shots

LOCAL OPINION

16 2016 Summer Festival Guide Food, Music and Family Fun!

80 The Write Stuff w/ Jonathan Gluff 81 Words from Whitney 81 Tri-State Politics

22 The Real Women of the Tri-State Uncensored & Unfiltered

RELIGION

48 2016 20 40 & Under This Year's Movers & Shakers

80 Ask the Pastor

54 What’s New in Western Kentucky Food, Music & More!

REVIEWS

A QUICK NOTE FROM THE EDITOR 4 It's that Time of Year Again

BUSINESS

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Film DVDs Music Beer Wine

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42 Cigar! Cigar!: Cigar Talk 101 (New!) 45 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Tap Talk 77 Southern Charm: The Boutique Experience

70 Around the Track w/ Billy Egeler 71 Evansville Otters

COUPONS 41 Save Big!

CUISINE & DINING

COVER PHOTOS BY DANIEL KNIGHT OF STUDIO B

30 What’s Cookin’: Franklin St. Pizza Factory 32 Restaurant Spotlight: Edgewater Grille 34 Restaurant Guide

ENTERTAINMENT 60 72 74 76

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It's that time of year again - time to find out who the real movers and shakers are out there in the community. Actually, our 2016 20 40 & Under feature is, in fact, a month or so early. But due to upcoming major events in July and August that are certain to take center stage, we made the decision to bump up our anticipated coverage of tri-state influencers. I don't hear anybody complaining, so let's just pretend it's been a year and get right to the matter of finding out who all these amazingly cool people are. Beginning on page 48, you can check out the best of the best - 20 individuals making a real mark in local arts, business, food, music and more. Now, as for the rest of this packed June issue,

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we've got the lowdown on the inaugural River City Fest & Tattoo Expo (July 8-10) as well as exclusive interviews with comedic musical genius "Weird Al" Yankovic (coming to the Victory June 28) and Brett Scallions, lead singer of post-grunge rockers Fuel. Known for such huge hits as "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)," the band will make a tour stop at Backstage Bar & Grill on July 8. We've also got our annual Summer Festival Guide to get you primed and ready for ROMP, ShrinersFest and the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. And don't forget to check out our Western Kentucky section for the latest in food, music and more! - TE


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TROPICANA EVANSVILLE • JULY 8-10 All in the family: Revolution Ink Studio owner Shad Klos enlists the help of his kids to bring together a community of artists

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t's been a long time coming, but the area's first major tattoo expo is finally a reality thanks in no small part to the Klos clan. The idea of staging a big gathering of the area's best tattoo artists has been on the table for years, but it wasn't until Revolution Ink Studio owner Shad Klos and his brood of talented kids - all of whom work with him at the shop - got firmly behind it that the wheels started turning. The end result, River City Tattoo Expo, is growing bigger by the day as the countdown to July 8 continues. More and more artists are being scheduled to appear at the convention as well as an expanding musical lineup, including recently-signed headliner, Saving Abel. While Revolution Ink Studio is based here in Evansville, tattoo shops from Newburgh, IN (Unspoken Art Studio), Danville, IL (Iron Tide Gallery) and Owensboro, KY (Tattoo FX and Mike White Tattoos) will also be represented. Another Evansville shop, Crooked Tree Gallery, rounds out the group. All total, nearly 20 of the area's very best tattoo artists are primed and ready to meet and share their knowledge and skills. Rest assured it's going to be unlike any convention this city has ever experienced. Most importantly, all of the artists will be available to design tattoos for patrons, so if you've been considering taking the plunge and getting inked, this is the time to do it!

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But even if tattoos aren't your thing, the expo has so much more to offer with an incredible bill of bands, solo artists and DJs that brings together both national and local favorites. While Mississippi's Saving Abel will headline, you can look forward to a wide range of music from right here in the tri-state: metal, rap, rock, R&B and more. 30+ acts will split time between the Tropicana Events Plaza Stage and the Boogie Nights Stage, including Aegaeon, Stolen Remains, Cas One, Smoke Rings, Big Ninja Delight, Lindsey James Williams, Tommy Dastardly & The Notorious Backsliders, Blood Tribe and Midnight Starship. Even before the River City Tattoo Expo has taken place, it's already drawing attention from other event organizers looking to partner up next year. Clearly, this is going to be a big deal, so don't miss out on the inaugural run of this truly unique convention! For tickets and more info, visit rivercityfest.com

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No say in the matter: Attendance is mandatory as the crown prince of parody returns for another world tour

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t's safe to say that most people figured "Weird Al" Yankovic for a novelty act when he released his self-titled debut back in 1983. With songs like "Another One Rides the Bus" and "My Bologna" parodying the chart-toppers of the day, the album seemingly had all the makings of a one-and-done idea. But there was a lot more going on underneath the surface. As more releases followed, it became apparent that not only was Yankovic uncannily adept at spoofing the biggest hits in rock, rap, R&B and more, but he could also craft insanely catchy original songs as well. Perhaps most impressively, he proved himself to be a vocal chameleon, able to croon in tune or spit rhymes with the best of them. And then there's his polka obsession. Throughout Yankovic's career of 33 years, he and his musically spot-on band have routinely stitched together outrageously funny accordion-inspired medleys of current hits. No doubt life is never quite the same after you've heard Al and the guys rip through a polka-fied "Enter Sandman" at break-neck speed. Unlike many of his more serious-minded peers, Yankovic has managed to stay relevant for over three decades, making huge waves with classic parodies like "Eat It," "Fat" and "Amish Paradise" at the height of MTV and creating a YouTube phenomenon with "White & Nerdy" off 2006's Straight Outta Lynwood. In 2014, he surprised everyone in the music industry by releasing his biggest album yet, Mandatory Fun. Featuring comedic takes on hits by Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Lorde and Robin Thicke, it put Yankovic on the map again in a big way. Just before heading out for the second leg of his "Mandatory World Tour," Yankovic kindly spoke with News4U about his enduring career in musical comedy. With the political process becoming a parody of itself and society out of whack, is 2016 the most "Weird Al" year ever - have you ever been more needed than right now? (Laughs) it's hard to say. I don't think there's ever been any period in time where comedy has not been an appropriate form of release. I mean, we always have things that are going crazy in pop culture and crazy in politics. And by the way, I tend to stay away from politics just because it's so divisive and it's also so ephemeral that it doesn't age well. But I don't

know if 2016 is any better for me than any of the previous years. As an editor and English major, I must personally thank you for the Robin Thicke parody, "Word Crimes." It's such a lyrically complex spoof - how long did it take to put that one together? Obviously, it's not just dashed off. All of my songs require a certain amount of work. I probably spent a couple of weeks making lists of all my own grammatical pet peeves. And I'm a big list-maker, so I made a big list like that and then tried to figure out how to cram all those pet peeves into the format of the Robin Thicke song. It was a real challenge, but I had a lot of fun writing that one. What often gets lost in the shuffle is your ability to write great original songs. The Devo-inspired "Dare to Be Stupid" has to rank as one of your finest moments. Well, thank you. That's a big fan favorite and it's in the live show for this tour which I'm happy about. I know we're not talking about the Hollywood Bowl show, but I mention it because that show is going to be with an orchestra, and I get to do "Dare to be Stupid" with strings. Your album covers are often just as much fun as your songs. I'm partial to 1999's Running With Scissors, but do you have a personal favorite? I think my favorite album cover might be Alpocalypse - being on the Four Horsemen at the end of civilization, and I'm just like, 'Hey, how ya doin'?' You are without question one of the nicest celebrities around. How have you maintained such a pleasant disposition? I think it's just my inherent personality, I guess. I'm really patient and polite, and I tend not to get very upset or angry very often. And I don't cont. on page 10

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NEWS4U | UPCOMING EVENTS mind if someone asks me a question for the thousandth time - I try to pretend it's the first time that somebody's asked me that question. I like to respect people and try to make it a good interview. Speaking of interviews, back in the days of MTV you were known for splicing together mock Q&A's with stars like Eminem - essentially making them look rather silly. Would you consider bringing that concept back at some point? I love doing those. In fact, I did bring those back with the Nerdist Channel. I don't know if you saw any of them, but they let me do my own web series called Face to Face with "Weird Al" Yankovic. It was basically me doing those fake interviews like from the MTV days - but it was more movie stars than musicians. We did 10 episodes of that - it's all online. Those interviews are a lot of fun to do, but a lot of it boils down to me having the source material, because uncut interviews are sort of hard to find. But Nerdist has definitely left the door open and maybe that's something I'll come back to in the future. At the time, though, it was viewed as a sort of risky thing. I remember playing that Eminem interview for my band before it aired. I thought that they would laugh, but they were just stone-faced. At the end, they said, 'He's gonna kill you, man!' But I think they were more afraid for their own lives because they had to be on stage with me and they were like, 'He's going to open fire!' (laughs) Mandatory Fun has gone on to become the biggest album of your career. Do you plan to record a follow-up or will you just take it easy after the world tour? I don't have any solid plan. I think at some point I'm going to start recording more music, possibly doing more videos. I'd like to do more film and TV projects. I have a hope someday of working on a Broadway musical - that would be fun. But there's nothing that's locked in - which is kind of nice because I might actually just decide to take a bunch of time off and spend it with my family, which would be time well spent. But all my options are open to me; I love doing voice-over work - I've got the Milo Murphy's Law thing coming out in October on Disney XD which I'm excited about. So there's a lot of stuff going on. - TE The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit victorytheatre.com. The Victory is located at 600 Main St. in downtown Evansville.

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Hair metal heaven awaits: Poison frontman Bret Michaels headlines two wild nights of live music

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t's always the biggest party of the year. The annual Sudz on Green River music festival draws huge crowds, bringing together people from all over the tri-state to KC's Time Out Lounge for an incredible weekend of rock. And while the previous two events were crazy fun, the 2016 edition is going to take things to another level entirely. That's because the success of Sudz has made it possible to book one of the most iconic singers of all time: Poison frontman Bret Michaels. Rest assured it's going to be a wild scene in the Washington Square Mall parking lot outside of KC's as the hair metal hero blasts through a set of mega hits - "Talk Dirty to Me," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Nothin' But a Good Time," "I Want Action," "Something to Believe In," "Unskinny Bop" and more. This is a rare opportunity to see a global superstar right in our backyard. Opening for Michaels on Saturday night will be Gypsy Riot, a KC's favorite, while the after party inside the bar will feature Lt. Dan's New Legs. But Sudz on Green River officially kicks off on Friday night with both Gypsy Riot and the world famous Velcro Pygmies who always put on a rock show for the ages. Immediately following, the party will move inside KC's with a set by Pfreak Show. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at kcstimeout.com or inside the bar. For more info, follow KC's on Facebook. KC's is located at 1121 Washington Sq. in Evansville. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2016

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Singer Brett Scallions reflects on the band's roller coaster ride of a career and the joy of being in charge

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f you were anywhere near a radio or watched MTV at all in the late 90s and early 2000s, it was virtually impossible to escape the post-grunge sound of Fuel. Songs like "Shimmer," "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and "Bad Day" became the soundtrack for disaffected youth and seasoned rock fans alike, paving the way for the next wave of bands after the reign of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. But the music industry is a fickle business and by 2004, cracks were beginning to show; drummer Kevin Mullins was terminated and lead singer Brett Scallions left the band two years later. After a highly publicized search for a new vocalist (American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry was offered the position but declined), the remaining members of Fuel drafted in Toryn Green and recorded 2007's Angels & Devils. Longtime fans immediately cried foul. Minus the singular voice of Scallions, the band simply lacked the fire of the early days. Scallions spent his free time working on a number of side projects, most notably the heavy ensemble World Fire Brigade. But he simply couldn't ignore the siren call of Fuel. After testing the waters with a run of shows in 2010, a re-tooled version of the band with Scallions back at the helm (and as the main songwriter) headed into the studio in 2012 to record a new album. Puppet Strings was released in March of 2014, showing a whole new side of Fuel with elements of punk, blues and country western. Most importantly, it rocked as hard as ever. The band is currently out on tour, set to arrive at Backstage Bar & Grill on July 8. The band's breakthrough song, "Shimmer," wasn't nearly as big a hit on the charts as it seemed at the time yet its impact was huge. Are you surprised by the song's longevity nearly two decades later? That was a pivotal song for us - it was the beginning of everything for Fuel. We recorded that song a long, long time ago on our first demo that really

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took off for us and helped us to get to where we are. Going in to make the Sunburn record, I think it was always understood that it was going to be the first single. It had a track record already. We were in Harrisburg, PA and we had a number one most-requested song on local radio stations and we weren't even on a record label. So that song built its own legs before anybody had a chance to really give it a shot in a global aspect. To think about it as still not being a chart-topper like some songs are - I mean, that song never even cracked the top 40. It wasn't right for that format for some reason - we never understood it. But at the same time, we kind of looked at it as a compliment because we were a little too aggressive for the charts maybe. We always wanted to be considered an aggressive rock band versus just a light-hearted pop act. 2003's Natural Selection proved to be the last recording by the original lineup. At the time, boy bands had really taken over the charts - a tangible shift in music trends was taking place. Even if the band had stayed together, what do you think the future would have held for Fuel at that point? I don't know (laughs). That's an amazing question. I've never been able to predict the future, unfortunately. But I would like to think that there still would have been a Fuel and that we would have continued to work on things. I think that when we were making the Natural Selection record it was kind of the beginning of the end for the music industry in general. The guys in the big offices were cashing in while they could, because they knew that eventually, with free downloading...I mean, music these days is nothing but a business card. It's a 'Hey, come to my show' kind of thing - you have to give it away. It's a really frustrating time with music and how things have progressed. cont. on page 14


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NEWS4U | UPCOMING EVENTS After being the face and the voice of Fuel for so long, how difficult was it to watch the band carry on without you in the mid 2000s? You know, when I left Fuel, I told them, 'Guys, I'm out - I can't do this anymore.' I needed to explore other outlets and do other things. But I gave them my blessing. I said, 'If you think you can replace me and be successful with it, go for it.' And they went on the great search to find a singer and they found what they thought was right for them. They gave it a shot and made a record. But those situations like that, they're tough. It's hard to replace a singer and of course, it was a little difficult to see my baby that I was a part of for so long go on without me. But again, I gave them my blessing to do that. It was weird for me to hear what was being called a Fuel record and it not be my voice. Honestly, when I saw Chris Daughtry perform "Hemorrhage" on American Idol, I thought to myself, 'Wow, if he does this, they got a real shot at it.' And that made me a little nervous (laughs) - it seemed they might actually do well without me. Were you apprehensive at all about fronting Fuel again after being out of the picture for a number of years? I was definitely nervous about it, but I was excited at the same time. For me, I was looking at it thinking that there was a lot more freedom - thinking that I could really be engaged in it. I could control the final outcome. I had a number of songs that I had written - songs that I was working on right up to the point of making that record [Puppet Strings]. It was really fun for me. I wrote probably 85% of that record, if not more. It was exciting for me to be able to hold those reigns and do it my way and break away from what people had known Fuel to be for so long, to try and give the music a different style. You'll be playing a relatively small venue here in Evansville. Do you enjoy the up close and personal nature of intimate shows? Sometimes those can be more difficult shows - because the setting is so intimate and you can see the personalities and the faces. When you're playing to a sea of 30,000 people, you just see an ocean of people. But when you're in those small settings of 500 capacity or less, you can see how engaged people are - or how not engaged they are (laughs). Every musician has had that time on the stage when they look out there and people look bored. So that's when you go, 'I need to step it up a little bit' and give it to them a little harder. For tickets and more info, visit backstageevansville.com. Backstage Bar & Grill is located at 524 Main St. in downtown Evansville.

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Wood & Wire's Tony Kamel talks about the highlight of the band's busy summer schedule (spoiler alert: it's ROMP) and much more

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he countdown is on - just weeks to go before one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year finally gets underway in Owensboro. Hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, ROMP never fails to bring together the very best talent in folk and bluegrass, and the 2016 lineup is stacked with some very big names, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, Marty Stuart and Lee Ann Womack. But the festival also features some great up and coming acts such as Old Salt Union from Belleville, IL and Wood & Wire from Austin, TX. Of course, the music is just part of what brings people from all over the region and beyond to ROMP. It's a complete experience with arts & crafts, children's activities, IBMM exhibits, films and the scenic setting of Yellow Creek Park where you can camp out and take in the beauty of nature. Wood & Wire singer/guitarist Tony Kamel kindly spoke with News4U ahead of the festival. What makes Wood & Wire stand out from typical bluegrass bands? Well, it's hard to put a finger on it. I don't sit down to write a song and say, 'I need to write a bluegrass song.' Whether it comes out sounding like more of a traditional bluegrass-sounding song or whether it's just a song that I wrote that we play with some bluegrass instruments and bluegrass flavors, more often than not, it's the latter. It's usually just more of a song that I think sounds cool and my bandmates think is cool. I'm just going to write whatever the (bleep) I want to write - whatever subject matter I want to write about - and whatever feels the best within the band is what we'll play and record.

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Speaking of subject matter, the band's "Dancin' on My Grave" is a real freight train of a song with some intriguing lyrics. The subject matter...it's just about ex-girlfriends or boyfriends or exes in general - I've got plenty of them (laughs). It's not a new theme in any style of music, and I wasn't specifically thinking about an ex-girlfriend whenever I was writing that song, but I like the imagery of dancing on someone's grave after they're gone if you didn't like them. That's where the seed came from. And it was sort of directed at a supposed ex that hates me and is pissed at me. But the style of the music - that's one of the more hard-driving tunes we do. It's very bluegrass - it has a banjo rolling quickly and mandolin sort of chugging along. And that's really one of my favorite ways to play bluegrass. It does seem that your tempos seriously increased from the debut album to 2015's The Coast. I think so. You know, everyone's first record - well, at least for us, we were a brand new band still figuring out what our sound was going to be. At the time, there was a band member who also wrote songs who is no longer in the band. So that's a change. I think it's true that we really sped up on the second album, but whether we keep following that trend...we might or we might change things up. As I'm writing the songs for the new record, some of them are definitely really quick and some aren't - I guess we'll see what churns out. That really just happens to be the style of tunes that I wrote for the second album - for that year. I'm scared of an agenda (laughs). Does the current lineup of the band feel like the best version of Wood & Wire? Oh yeah - we feel better than ever. The new member of the band - well, he's


not new anymore, he's been in the band for two years. His name is Billy Bright and he really helped us step up our game. He's older than we are - he's been around the scene a lot longer than us. He used to play with Peter Rowan and Tony Rice. Billy is just an incredible player and he's got a really distinct style of playing the mandolin. He really complements what the other guys (bassist Dom Fisher, banjoist Trevor Smith) and I do. So now we've had him for two years and we're getting ready to record our next record. We're over the moon, because we feel like we've finally found our sound. So what can you tell us about the next album? We're going to record in Austin - we recorded the last two in Nashville. We don't know just yet who we're going to use to produce it. But what we do know is that we want to do things really raw and live. We recorded our other albums live but we had separation so we could fix things. On this one, we want to record straight onto tape, raw and live - potentially just a few microphones. We practice so much and rehearse so much now that we want to be able to go into the studio and perform the songs as opposed to recording each instrument and making it perfect. We don't want to use any studio tricks. We want it to sound old - more old school - but it will still be Wood & Wire. I guess I do care what people think, but I don't, you know? We're just going to do what we want. I feel like because we do it that way people will like it. What's your take on the current bluegrass scene? We're pumped in general. The scene that we're coming up in is really great. The bands that are coming up with us are really, really good. Many of them will be at ROMP. It's not just us - there are some really good players and bands out there that are around our age and our level of popularity. We're all rising together. It's a cool, cool class of people out there right now. We're really honored to be a part of it. Being from Texas, how did the band's ROMP connection come about? We always wanted to play ROMP since we became aware of it, but we didn't meet the festival organizers until this past September/October in Raleigh, NC - which is where the International Bluegrass Music Conference is now held. We struck up a good rapport with them. But even before that, we were booked to play the IBMM in Owensboro. That's how it began. They came to see us play at the conference and ended up booking us for ROMP. It's a pretty old festival, but over the last five years, the organizers have done a really good job of modernizing it and bringing in some younger action and a ton of interesting music. So, it's definitely going to be a highlight - if not THE highlight - of our summer. For more info, visit woodandwireband.com.

ROMP FEST WEDNESDAY • JUNE 22 Pioneer Village (After Party Stage) The Tillers - 9pm Sheriff Scott & The Deputies - 11pm

THURSDAY • JUNE 23 Main Stage 23 String Band - 4pm Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers - 5:15pm 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Presentation - 6:15pm Wood & Wire - 6:45pm Del McCoury Band - 8pm Steep Canyon Rangers - 9:30pm Scythian - 11pm After Party Travelin’ McCourys - 12am The Lil' Smokies - 1:30am

FRIDAY • JUNE 24 Main Stage Annabelle Watts & Friends - 1pm The Lil’ Smokies - 2pm Mipso - 3:15pm Town Mountain - 4:30pm Bryan Sutton Band - 5:45pm Lee Ann Womack - 7pm Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester - 8:30pm Infamous Stringdusters - 10:30pm After Party Town Mountain - 12am Jon Stickley Trio - 1:30am

SATURDAY • JUNE 25 Main Stage Kentucky Bluegrass AllStars - 10am Breaking Grass - 11am Monogram - 12:15pm Bumper Jacksons - 1:30pm Front Country - 2:45pm Della Mae - 4pm Billy Strings - 5:15pm Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - 6:30pm Old Crow Medicine Show - 8:30pm Sam Bush Band - 10:30pm After Party Billy Strings - 12am Old Salt Union - 1:30am

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W.C. HANDY Monday / June 13

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours Rockhouse @ Wolf's / Redmon Bros. - 11am-1pm Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar / Monte Skelton - 11am-1pm Planter's Cafe & Coffee House / music TBA - 11am-1pm Rockhouse @ Wolf's / Redmon Bros. - 5pm-7pm

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Tuesday / June 14

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours Rockhouse @ Wolf's / Casey James - 11am-1pm Planter's Cafe & Coffee House / music TBA - 11am-1pm Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar / Monte Skelton - 5pm-7pm Rockhouse @ Wolf's / Ryan Rigdon & Tim Austin - 5pm-7pm On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill / Drew Aud - 6pm-9pm

Hard to believe, but the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival celebrated its silver anniversary last year - 25 years of amazing live performances by some of the hottest blues and Zydeco players around. The hugely successful 2015 event was headlined by Robert Randolph & The Family with support from the likes of Doyle Bramhall II and Victor Wainwright. In true Handy fashion, the festival organizers have once again put together a solid lineup for the 26th edition, with Wainwright returning for a Saturday night encore plus a much-anticipated Friday night performance by the one and only Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson. Other acts scheduled to appear include Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, John Primer & The Real Deal, Curtis Salgado, The Beat Daddys and more.

Wednesday / June 15

Still one of the largest free festivals in the nation, W.C. Handy kicks off with two days of Handy Lunch Breaks and Happy Hours at local bars, coffee houses and restaurants where some truly talented area musicians will set the mood, including Monte Skelton, Redmon Brothers, Casey James, Drew Aud, Ryan Rigdon & Tim Austin and Spencer Bloodworth. It's a great way to start the week off and get everybody primed and ready for the main stage concerts in Audubon Mill Park.

Thursday / June 16

Beyond the incredible musicianship on display, W.C. Handy stands as a wonderful community event, bringing people together from all over the region to enjoy a family-friendly week of fun. Don't miss out on a fantastic Kentucky tradition!

Rockhouse @ Wolf's / Ryan Rigdon & Tim Austin - 11am-1pm Planter's Cafe & Coffee House / music TBA - 11am-1pm Sidewalk Cafe / Spencer Bloodworth - 11am-1pm First Methodist Church - 11:30am-1pm Children's events available in Audubon Mill Park Studebaker John & The Hawks - 5pm The Kinsey Report - 7pm Sugar Blue - 9pm

Handy Lunch Breaks

On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill / Drew Aud - 11am-1pm Rockhouse @ Wolf's / N Tune Piano - 11am-1pm Planter's Cafe & Coffee House / music TBA - 11am-1pm Children's Art Camp & Umbrella Workshop - 1pm-3pm Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hell Raisers - 5:30pm Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band - 8pm

Friday / June 17 Blues 4 U - 12pm ZoGo - 2pm The Beat Daddys - 4pm Toronzo Cannon - 6pm Curtis Salgado - 8pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds feat. Kim Wilson - 10pm

For more info, visit handyblues.org.

Please, no alcohol, coolers or pets permitted at Handy Festival events. This is to comply with regulations in City of Henderson parks and for the convenience, safety and enjoyment of other Handy-goers.

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Saturday / June 18 Street Strut 5K / Audubon Mill Park - 8:30am The William Branaman Street Strut People's Parade - 9:30am (with music by Bob Minnette & The Dixieland Society) Little G Weevil & Daniel Harper - 12pm AJ Ghent Band - 2pm Nikki Hill - 4pm John Primer & The Real Deal - 6pm Tommy Castro & The Painkillers - 8pm Victor Wainwright & WildRoots - 10pm


DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE RIVERFRONT • JUNE 22-26 Bring on the noise: Air shows, live concerts and a WWII reenactment highlight five days of summer festival fun After all the rainy, cool weather in May, the wait for this year's ShrinersFest has seemed even more interminable than ever. Summer officially kicks off when Evansville's premier riverfront party hits downtown - and not a minute too soon. There's really nothing more enjoyable than spending warm, sunny days by the water, especially when there are all sorts of familyfriendly activities on offer and so many entertainment options. As in years past, ShrinersFest 2016 will feature a packed schedule, from air shows and live concerts to a WWII reenactment and more. Annual favorites like the Air Dogs show are back along with pro wrestling and several water shows. The bands and musicians booked to rock the Main Street and Hadi stages this year include Tastes Like Chicken, Johnny Grenade, Retro Shock, The Duke Boys and Minx - all veterans of the tri-state music scene and proven performers. They'll have everybody up and dancing through the night, enjoying some of the biggest hits over the last few decades. And of course, no concert is complete without a bierstube. You'll never go thirsty at ShrinersFest with plenty of alcoholic beverages available for those of age. Just be sure to drink responsibly while you're rocking out! For the young ones, there's always something to do at ShrinersFest. The organizers have created a Kids Zone with arts & crafts, inflatables and food booths. But no matter your age, ShrinersFest is non-stop fun. Come out and show your support for the community - buy a festival button and join in on all the riverfront action! For more info, visit shrinersfest.com. See full festival schedule on pg. 65. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2016

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NEWS4U | LOCAL HAPPENINGS

CATCHING UP WITH...

KEITH

LACROSSE

(Former) Account Executive / News4U Magazine

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or more than a decade, 61-year-old Keith LaCrosse was the heart and soul of News4U. A tenacious and well-respected account executive, he developed great working relationships with seemingly every bar and restaurant owner in the city, always looking to pump up his clients' businesses and get the most out of each sale. In other words, Keith was damn good at his job. But then his life was turned upside down. When not chasing down another lead at the office, Keith loved to do freelance landscaping - a P/T side gig that brought in extra dollars and kept him busy. One night in October of 2014 he was doing some work for a friend. It was in a damp area with some standing water and lots of mosquitoes. The next morning, Keith didn't feel quite right and his malaise only got worse as the hours went by. At work, he wrapped himself in a winter coat and appeared ashen. Finally, after two days of misery, he asked his wife to take him to the emergency room. He doesn't remember the trip at all. By all rights, Keith should be dead by now. Diagnosed with both West Nile virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome, he's been languishing in various hospitals for the last 20 months, having survived all manner of dire medical scenarios. Early on, he battled back from a 105 degree temperature; later, there was a severe throat blockage that would have spelled the end had it not been for an ambulance stationed nearby. And that's not even counting the numerous bouts of pneumonia. Then, of course, there's the serious financial blow of being gravely ill. It's all been almost too much to take at times. The double whammy of West Nile and Guillain-Barre has left Keith confined to a wheelchair, partially paralyzed and only just recently able to speak and eat solid food. It's been a crazy, unfathomable journey. But FINALLY, he's back near his wife and family, having been moved into

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hospice care at Signature Care in Newburgh just a few weeks ago after a long stint in Louisville. Most importantly, he's receiving physical therapy again (insurance woes left him unable to pay for treatment for a full six months, setting him way back in his recovery). I recently caught up with Keith at Signature Care - see some of our conversation below. One thing's for sure, this guy has an incredible spirit and has handled a terrible and often desperate situation with grace. We all miss Keith at News4U and wish the very best for him and his family! - TE What has been the best part about being back in the area? Well, my mother just turned 81 on Mother's Day and she and my son and daughter-in-law came out here and brought my new grandbaby. We all went out on the little gazebo area - that was really nice. What's something you've really missed about Evansville? My birthday is always the first week of October, and I always used to go down to the Fall Festival every day - for lunch and then I'd go back in the evening. I just love the food and the atmosphere. I haven't been able to go down there for the last two years. I don't know if I'll make it this year it's really difficult to go down there in a wheelchair. But I look forward to people bringing me food from the festival all week. What's your prognosis at this point and what are your hopes for the future? They're pretty much saying that I'm going to remain in a wheelchair. The arms I think will come back - I'm getting more range of motion every day. But the legs are a different story. But one thing I'm really looking forward to is my daughter's wedding. She's set a date: 5/6/17. She gave me a year to walk her down the aisle. That's my goal.


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NEWS4U | UPCOMING EVENTS

400 BLOCK OF EAST MARYLAND STREET • JUNE 4

Blackstrap Media presents a neighborhood bash to help save the life of little Sophia Henry

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Susan G. Komen

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he good people at Komen Evansville are quite busy this summer with numerous fundraisers and meetings to prep for upcoming events, including the big Race for the Cure in September. First up is the Henderson Bowl for the Cure at Echo Lanes on June 9. Get your team together and sign up for a fun evening with friends or co-workers to help fight the battle against breast cancer. On June 16, a Race for the Cure meeting will take place at McCullough library to discuss logistics for this year's gathering of breast cancer survivors and supporters. Then a very important motivational Race for the Cure meeting will take place at Eastland Mall on the morning of June 29. The Team Captain Kick Off starts at 7 a.m. with discussions regarding best practices for fundraising and recruitment ideas. You may also pick up Race entry forms, yard signs, donation buckets, pledge forms and posters at this time.

ust a couple of days into her new partnership with local film production company, Blackstrap Media, Kristen Hobson mentioned (or "blurted out," as she recalls) to BM head Kevin Chenault that her dear friend Stephanie Henry's young daughter was going through a very difficult time. Little Sophia had been to the doctor for urinary tract infections and was given the 'all clear' back in January, but something still seemed off - she was losing weight and just didn't seem to be herself. Further testing revealed a tumor on Sophia's kidney. The family, including dad Steven Hairston, was sent to the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis where Sophia was diagnosed with stage 3 Neuroblastoma. Since then, her cancer has spread to her knees, neck and shoulders. Sophia's mom works two jobs but without medical insurance for her daughter, the financial strain is almost overwhelming. However, a GoFundMe page was recently set-up to off-set costs and now with the help of Blackstrap Media, a fundraising event is in the works to bring in even more money for the cause. On June 4, the Maryland St. Block Party will take over the 400 block of East Maryland Street from 2-7 p.m. - a fun afternoon and evening of food (provided by local food trucks), bands and more. All proceeds will go to support Sophia's battle with cancer. Please come out and support little Sophia Henry. You can donate to her GoFundMe page here: gofundme.com/26pdb858

Please feel free to contact the Komen Evansville office at 812962-2202 or info@komenevansville.org with any questions. M A R Y L A N D S T. B LO C K PA R T Y O R G A N I Z E R S

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NEWS4U | UPCOMING EVENTS

FOURTH ANNUAL

CANINE CARNIVAL & MARDI PAWS HISTORIC BOSSE FIELD • JUNE 11

It Takes A Village Canine Rescue invites you to an unfurgettable evening of food, fun and more It's great to see so many animal benefits taking place out in the community, and ITV's annual Canine Carnival & Mardi Paws is certainly a favorite for anyone who's got a soft spot for furry friends. Every year, this wonderful event packs the house and for good reason; in addition to all the fun activities taking place throughout the day, there are plenty of puppies and dogs available, each one just as cute as the next. They're just waiting to find that special family or new owner to take them home. And that's what Canine Carnival & Mardi Paws is really all about - raising money for these homeless animals and finding them a lasting, loving environment. Highlights of the event include: • Beer garden / food • Live music • Dog fashion show / cutest dog • Arts & crafts for kids / carnival games • Photos with your pet • Silent auction • Vendors If you love animals, don't even think about missing ITV's annual benefit. Come out and enjoy good bands and good food plus masks, beads, doggie kings and queens - a real Mardi Paws scene! The event starts at 12 noon. Entry is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. For more info, visit itvrescue.org and follow ITV on Facebook. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2016

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MYSTIQUE WINERY • JUNE 18

Lynnville arts and music festival serves up delicious food and fine wine to benefit area animal shelters Warrick County's first winery, Mystique is family-owned and operated since 2008. Inspired by the art, culture, and flavor of New Orleans, they not only offer fine wines from their own on-site vineyard, but also provide a venue for local musicians and host different events throughout the year, such as the 3rd annual Cajun Fest, a fundraiser to benefit local animal shelters. An outdoor festival open to all ages, Cajun Fest features some truly delicious Cajun food with two of the local shelters providing other fare. Several wines and slushies are on the menu, and paid admission includes a commemorative stemless Mystique glass to take home. Guests can also peruse and purchase art from 10 unique local vendors, and the event will be accompanied by live music provided by an impressive lineup of local talent. From 11 a.m.-8 p.m., enjoy the dynamic vocals of Ben Jenkins, the danceable rhythm and blues of the Honey Roy Band, the sweet sounds of Brad Lemmons and the tristate's favorite one-man band, Lindsey Williams. Come out and be a part of a family-friendly celebration filled with excellent music, fine wine and mouthwatering food. It's a great way to give back to the community, so mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Cajun Fest at Mystique Winery, "where friends meet and the wine is unique." - Whitney Patterson Mystique Winery is located at 13000 Gore Rd. in Lynnville, IN. Admission is $5. For a full wine list and more info, visit mystiquewine.com and follow them on Facebook.

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NEWS4U | WHAT’S COOKIN’

2033 W. Franklin St. Evansville | 812.602.3028

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hen Franklin St. Pizza Factory co-owner and chef Michael Wathen decided to open a pizza joint, he wanted to focus on the structure, ambiance and menu, so he enlisted longtime friend Kyle Kinder for the business side. With all bases covered, the two of them have opened an instantly successful addition to the vibe of Evansville's historic Franklin Street. Upon arrival, the love that went into it is clear - with custom, handmade tables and fixtures crafted by local welder Michael Nunning, concrete floors and stone accents, the restaurant has a modern look that still feels like home, and they're the only place in the area to sell delicious craft beer from Taxman Brewery in Bargersville. Now onto the food... Buttery Flatbread served with pesto and house-made pizza sauce coupled with Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip and Baked Artichoke Hearts were served first. The warm bread was an excellent vehicle for the creamy, savory dip and tangy, robust hearts, but I could have easily just eaten it with a spoon. Next I tried the Lox & Cream monthly market special, a cold pizza served on baked crust with smoked gouda and bacon, topped with salmon, capers, red onion, tomato, and a sour cream and chive drizzle. Colorful with an excellent flavor profile, it's a light and refreshing summer option. But of course, I had to try a signature pizza. The La Dolce Vita has a pesto base rather than red sauce, and although I'm not normally a fan of pesto, this is a mouthwatering creation with red onion, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, a dusting of a mozzarella/provolone mix, seasoned chicken, roasted red peppers, feta, and garlic. The cracker crust and light amount of cheese and sauce truly allow the toppings to be center-stage. Still not done, Chef Michael also served their Chicken Alfredo Sandwich, saucy and filling, stuffed with chicken, cheese mix, onion, spinach, red pepper, feta, and served with a pickle (and in true West Side fashion, a pile of Grippos). Finally, who can turn down house-made Creme Brulee paired with a craft dessert beer? Not me, so I enjoyed the espresso bean dessert and a sample of Taxman Qualified - a sweet, darker Belgian ale. Besides several Taxman brews, Franklin St. Pizza Factory offers Tinman and Carson seasonals, a few domestics and several wines. Keep an eye out in the future for an outdoor patio with a permanent stage to host local acoustic acts, because this establishment is definitely here to stay. - Whitney Patterson Follow Franklin St. Pizza Factory on Facebook. Hours: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m./ Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m./ Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.

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TRY ONE OF THESE AMAZING DISHES TODAY! • BUTTERY FLATBREAD • • BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP • • LOX & CREAM PIZZA • • LA DOLCE VITA PIZZA • • CHICKEN ALFREDO SANDWICH • • CREME BRULEE • • AND MUCH MORE •


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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT

1 E A S T WAT E R S T R E E T • N E W B U R G H • 812.858.2443

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ith a breathtaking view of the Ohio on Newburgh's historic waterfront, Edgewater Grille is the perfect place to enjoy delicious seafood, coastal favorites and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. There's an open, airy feel from the dining rooms with large windows, a cozy bar and picturesque patio dining right on the water. Fresh flowers adorn the white linen tablecloths, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Owner and chef Jacquie Schen has crafted her menu with great care, utilizing her background and worldly experience to provide dishes that are light and fresh, using some recipes that have been in her family for over 200 years. Born into a Lebanese family, she grew up in the British West Indies and attended college in Canada before settling in Newburgh with her husband and opening the restaurant. Taking pride in her work and community, Schen donates proceeds from market bread sales to United Caring Shelter, and spends most of her time at the restaurant making sure things run smoothly while fostering relationships with her guests. That same care is shown in their dishes - from homemade soups and breads to desserts and dressings, their food gets its flavor from natural ingredients such as house-grown herbs, lemon and extra-virgin olive oil, not relying on deep-frying or extra fat. During my visit, I enjoyed appetizers of Fresh Hummus served with hearty beefsteak tomatoes and warm pita bread and Crab Cake made with real crab, seasoned to perfection and served atop raw spinach with their specialty sauce, a tangy remoulade. A light but filling summer item is the Mediterranean Salad to which one can add a protein - I chose the Grilled Shrimp, flavorful with a slight crunch, and the Chicken Vegetable Marinara is a pasta dish hearty enough for two people, with spinach, mushrooms, real garlic, and the perfect ratio of marinara (with substance - not the pureed kind found in most places) sauteed with al dente penne. Desserts rotate (just ask your server), but I can honestly say the White Chocolate Cheesecake was the best I've ever had fluffy with fresh strawberries and caramel drizzle, and the Bread Pudding (which I

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Come for the food, stay for the view!

don't normally order) has a crunchy top, and although moistened with the bourbon glaze, it's not soggy like most. They also offer a room for private parties, true brick-oven pizza daily and breakfast on Sundays from 8 a.m. until noon. I will definitely be returning for the atmosphere and delicious, reasonably priced fare. As they say, "Come for the food, stay for the view." I agree. Take a stroll down the river, stop in at Edgewater and tell Jackie I sent you. - Whitney Patterson For more info, visit edgewatergrille.com. Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sundays 8 a.m.-9 p.m


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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Marx Barbeque & Catering 3119 W. Maryland St. 812-425-1616

AMISH

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730

Memphis & Main BBQ (Newburgh) 4946 St. Hwy 261 812-858-0111 (Boonville) 118 W. Locust St. 812-646-7110 Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn 2840 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8143 Nisbet Inn 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Old Hickory Bar-B-Que 338 Washington Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-926-9000

BARBECUE

Peak Bros. BBQ 6353 Hwy 60 Waverly, KY 270-389-0267

Bar-B-Q-Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 812-491-9868

Thomason’s Barbecue 701 Atkinson St. Henderson, KY 270-826-0654

Bandana BBQ 6636 Logan Dr. 812-401-9922

Flames Grille 1200 W. Columbia St. 812-205-4704 Hawg ‘N’ Sauce 1600 Leonard Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5339

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Wilson’s General Store & Cafe 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Wolf’s Bar-B-Q 6000 First Ave. 812-424-8891

7101 Hwy 41 North 812-867-7999 Another Broken Egg Cafe 701 W. 1st Street Owensboro, KY 270-691-8960 Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 812-471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 812-426-2006 (Henderson) 1950 Us Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-9427 Backstage Bar & Grill 524 Main St. 812-424-5020 Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 812-476-7069 Beef O’Brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-9464 Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Cambridge Golf Course 1034 Beacon HIll Rd. 812-868-4653 Cheddar’s 2100 N. Green River Rd. 812-491-9976

Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 812-422-6919

Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 812-475-1510

J & B Barbecue & Catering 48 S. Holloway Henderson, KY 270-830-0053

Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar 108 N. 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270- 212-2133

Longfellow Barbecue Company 830 LST Dr. 812-467-0080

Dapper Pig 1112 Parrett St. 812-401-3333 Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd.

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CASUAL THEME

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport)


812-401-1201 Double D’s 1206 E. Main St. Boonville, IN 812- 897-8813 Enigma Bar & Grill 4044 Professional Ln. Newburgh, IN 812-490-0600 Hadi Shriners 6 Walnut St. 812-423-4285 Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 812-475-0229 J’s Sports Bar & Grill 1602 S. Vann Ave. 812-401-2266 King’s Kitchen 104 N Water St. Henderson, KY 270-212-2070 Kitchen Buffet

(Tropicana Evansville) 421 Riverside Dr. 812-433-4000 Koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5202 Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill 3300 US HWY 41 N. Henderson, KY 812-435-8908 Major Munch 101 NW 1st St. #100 812-499-0160 Mama Mia’s (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4227 Max & Erma’s (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4258 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill

1801 N. Green River Rd. 812-401-4630 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-473-4100 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Cold Stone Creamery) 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy 812-437-2653 Royal Suite 4706 Morgan Ave. 812-402-5122

Toast 1550 Mesker Park Dr. 812-909-2320 Uptown Event Restaurant 518 Main St. 812-550-1404 Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 812-477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 812-423-1800

Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 812-401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 812-402-7100 T.G.I. Friday’s (Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 812-491-8443

Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 812-423-9897 China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 812-423-1896 China Village 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-858-8238 Chopstick House 5412 E. Indiana St. 812-473-5551 Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 812-437-8833

CHINESE

Canton Inn 947 North Park Dr. 812-428-6611

Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 812-473-4855 (Newburgh) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680

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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 812-476-6666 Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 812-471-8881 Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 812-476-7088 MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 812-475-2888 Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 812-464-2769 Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 812-479-7600 Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 812-422-1260 Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet 201 B N. Green River Rd. 812-474-6660 Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 812-423-6188 Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 812-479-3118 Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 812-474-0181

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DELI/CAFES

2nd St. Treats 221 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-957-5064

Acropolis Express at the YWCA 118 Vine St. 812-424-7335 Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 812-499-8273 Bits & Bytes 216 NW Fourth St. 812-423-5113 Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 812-401-8111 Cake Stand 223 Second St. Henderson, KY 270-854-1305 Cleo’s Bakery 9 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-789-6485 Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 812-401-1930 Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 812-484-6635 Diamond Deli (Tropicana Evansville) 421 Riverside Dr. 812-433-6122


Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 812-479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 812-477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 812-402-4111 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 812-426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 812-426-0011 (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 812-426-1011 (Newburgh) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 (Henderson) 2638 Hwy 41 270-212-0181

812-479-8272

Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206 Main St. 812-422-3026

Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 812-479-PENN (North) 4827 Davis Lant Dr. 812-402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 812-434-PENN (Newburgh) 8887 High Point Dr. 812-401-7366 (Henderson) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 (Owensboro) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515

Eric’s Corner Carry-Out 4220 Broadway Ave 812-402-9788 Fresh Harvest Deli (Inside Old National) 1 Main St. 812-424-5801 Gayla Cake 422 N. Main St. 812-454-9791 Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 812-476-7212

Jimmy John’s (East) 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 812-401-5400 (West) 130 N. St. Joe Ave 812-402-9944 (Newburgh) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 812-491-7111 Just Rennie’s Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 812-490-8098 McAlister’s Deli 2220 N. Green River Rd. 812-618-2050 Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 812-476-7477

Honey Baked Ham 1449 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-2940

Penny Lane Coffeehouse (Downtown) 600 S.E. 2nd St. 812-421-8741 (East) 2004 Washington Ave. 812-473-4440

Jason’s Deli 943 N. Green River Rd. 812-417-9905

PG Art Gallery & Cafe 1418 W. Franklin St. 812- 402-4445

Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave.

Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 812-424-2253

Great Harvest Bread Co. 423 Metro Ave. 812-476-4999

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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Planters Coffeehouse 130 N. Main St. Henderson, KY 270-830-0927 R’z Cafe & Catering Co. 104 N. Main St. Fort Branch, IN 812-615-0039 Salad World Healthy Cafe (Downtown) 200 Main St. 812-422-0898 (East) 3311 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-5083 (North) 601 E. BoonevilleNew Harmony Rd. 812-867-2741 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. 812-467-7486 (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd. 812-490-6070 Sidewalk Cafe 228 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-831-2233

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Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 812-421-0606

FAMILY/HOMESTYLE

Bob Evans (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Princeton) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 (Owensboro) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515

Sweet Betty’s Bakery 5600 E. Virginia St. 812-402-3889

Buffalo Wild Wings (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 812-471-9464

Schlotzsky’s 301 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-4011

Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 812-475-2265

Sidewalk Cafe 228 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-831-2233

Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 812-479-6388

Spudz –N– Stuff Downtown) 101 NW 1st St. 812-402-7555 (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 812-401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 812-402-8287 (Henderson, KY) 192 Garden Mile Rd.

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Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 812-473-0001 Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 812-479-8788 Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 812-422-6464


Culver’s 1734 Hirschland Rd. 812-437-3333 Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 812-424-4472 (Newburgh) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Denny’s Restaurant (East) 351 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-1063 (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 812-423-9459

812-422-1757 Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 812-471-0510 Ivy Cafe @ Swirca 16 W. Virginia St. 812-464-7800 KT’s Fire Grill 7247 Main St. Wadesville, IN 812-673-4996

Five Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 812-401-1773

Koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5202

Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 812-423-1113

Korner Inn 15 W. Main St. Elberfeld, IN 812-983-4200

Franklin Lanes Coffee Shop 1801 W. Franklin St. 812-423-5355

Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 812-437-3040

Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-3800 Get and Go Casseroles 6840 Logan Dr. 812-475-8830 Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 812-473-1095 (Henderson) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 812-402-2544 Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way

Log Inn 12491 S. 200 E. Haubstadt, IN 812-867-3216 Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 812-423-6388 O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 812-479-6632 (West) 812-5125 Pearl Dr. 812-424-3348

Cavanaugh’s (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4333

3300 N. 1st. Ave 812-401-1773 Pop’s Grill 516 S. Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3880 Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-0024 Red Fez (Hadi Shriners) 6 Walnut St. 812-423-4285

Popeye’s Chicken

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 812-479-6974 Edgewater Grille 1 E. Water St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443

Redwagon Restaurant & Bar Hwy. 165 & I-64 Poseyville, IN 812-874-2210

Famous Bistro 102 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 270-686-8202

Rose Hill Cafe 8133 Rose Hill Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-853-8443 Scheller’s Carriage Inn 103 E Gibson St. Haubstadt, IN 812-768-6131 St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 812-424-1416

Madeleine’s 423 S.E. 2nd St. 812-491-8611 NW Chophouse & Wine Bar 7799 Hwy 66 Newburgh, IN 812-853-9500 Red Geranium 504 N. St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-4431

FROZEN YOGURT

Orange Leaf 701 Burkhardt Rd. 812-401-5215

GERMAN

Gerst Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 812-424-1420

Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 812-425-2261

Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar 108 N. 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-212-2133

GREEK

FINE DINING

Acropolis 501 N. Green River Rd. 812-475-93205

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-401-3474

270-686-8202

INDIAN

Taste of India 4700 Vogel Rd. 812-909-2880 Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine

900 Tutor Ln. 812-476-5000

IRISH

Ri Ra Irish Pub (District @ Tropicana) 701 NW Riverside Dr. 812-426-0000

ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN

Angelo’s 305 Main St. 812-428-6666

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-421-0800 Café Arazu

117 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN

812-842-2200 Dilegge’s Italian

607 N. Main St. 812-428-3004

House of Como

2700 S. Kentucky Ave. 812-422-0572 Little Italy Italian

4430 1st Ave. 812-479-7777

Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria

2201 Hwy 41 N. Henderson, KY

270-212-2352 Mama Mia’s

(Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4000

Famous Bistro 102 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY

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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Manna Mediterranean Grill 2913 Lincoln Ave. 812-473-7005 Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 812-484-2222 Olive Garden 1100 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-2903 Oasis Mediterranean Grille 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-602-3660 Sauced 1113 Parrett St. 812-402-2230 Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 812-423-6280

JAPANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 915 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440

Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge (Downtown) 222 Main St. 812-423-9854 (East) 1448 N. Green River Rd. 812-477-9854 Tokyo Teppanyaki 2222 US Hwy 41 Henderson, KY 270-869-1968

KOREAN

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 812-422-6667

Ginmiya Asian Diner 4827 Davis Lant Dr. 812-471-8100 Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 812-471-7076 Okami Japanese Sushi & Hibachi 5435 Pearl Dr. 812-424-3413 Roppongi Japanese Steak & Sushi 7221 E. Indiana St. 812-437-5824 Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 812-401-1020

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MEXICAN

Acapulco Restaurant 8480 High Pointe Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-858-7777 Cancun 341 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-826-0067 Carleos 3118 Alvey Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-684-0290


NEWS4U | COUPONS

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NEWS4U | BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Chipotle Mexican Grill 499 N. Green River Rd. 812-471-4973

WITH KYLE SWICKARD GM OF CIGAR! CIGAR!

El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 812- 421-1986

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El Maguey 3250 Warrick Dr. Boonville, IN 812-897-6666

Choosing a Cigar:

El Patron 943 North Park Dr. 812-402-6500

o you’re ready to try your first premium cigar. But a trip to Cigar! Cigar! can be overwhelming with over 1,200 to choose from. This column is going to give you the basics so you can enjoy your smoke like a seasoned cigar smoker.

Cigars range in flavor, strength, size and shape. It’s best to stick to a mild cigar to start, something like a Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real. These come in sizes that can smoke for 30 minutes to 90 minutes or longer.

Cutting and Lighting the Cigar: Premium cigars will always require the removal of a ‘cap’ of tobacco from the top or ‘head’ of the cigar. There are multiple ways to remove the cap. The most common method is a flat cut by a scissor or guillotine cigar cutter. Other cutters come with an angled blade called a V-Cut or Cat’s Eye cutter that gives an easier draw through the cigar. Then there’s the Punch that removes a circular plug, which gives a tighter draw. Once you’ve got the cigar cut it's time to light up the other end, which is called the ‘foot’. Use a butane torch lighter, wooden matches or thin strips of cedar wood called ‘spills’. Roll the foot over the top of the flame while puffing through the head until the entire foot is lit. While smoking, puff the smoke into your mouth but don’t inhale. Smoke slow and steady; smoking too fast will result in a bitter and harsh taste that no one will enjoy. Sit back and relax with a nice beverage and enjoy life and your cigar. Let the ash build up, don’t knock it off like a cigarette ash. When you’re finished, let the cigar die out without smashing it like a cigarette butt. Wishing you all fine smokes and long ashes, Kyle Swickard Cigar! Cigar! is located at 500 N. Congress Ave., Suite B in Evansville / 812-401-1202

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El Rio 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Hacienda (East) 990 S. Green River 812-474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 812-423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 812-422-2055

3311 Liberty Blvd. 812-897-3442 Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 812-475-0566 Los Toribio 2810 US 41 N. Henderson, KY 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-831-2367 Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 N. 812-868-8550 Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-491-6637 Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 812-401-0800 Riviera Mexican Grill 10604 SR. 662 Newburgh, IN 812-490-9936

Hot Head Burritos 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite A 812-437-5010

Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 812-402-8226

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 812-490-2814

Tequila’s 408 Southwind Plaza Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-2392

La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 812-477-3351 La Campirana 1212 Washington Sq. Mall 812-550-1585 Los Bravos (East) 6226 E. Waterford Blvd. 812-474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 812-424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-464-3136 (Boonville)

PIZZA/SANDWICHES Archie & Clyde’s 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7778 Azzip Pizza


5225 Pearl Dr. 812-401-3572 Big M’s Pizzeria 1313 N. 1st Ave. 812-434-6909 Boston’s 3911 Venetian Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-853-3400 Brick Pizzeria 101 NW. 1st., Ste. 114 812-602-3035 Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 812-477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Cleavers 5501 E. Indiana St. 812-473-0001 Dave’s Sports Den 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-479-8887

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 812-425-2515

Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-3800

Famous Bistro 102 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 270-686-8202

Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 812-437-4343

Fetta 118 St. Ann St. Owensboro, KY 270-926-0005 Firedome Pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 270-831-1977 Firehouse Subs 1031 N. Green River Rd. 812-602-2038 Franklin St. Pizza Factory 2033 W. Franklin St. 812-477-2141 Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071

Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 812-402-8900 Jimmy John’s 701 N Burkhardt Rd Ste. C 812-401-5400 Kipplee’s 2350 Division St. 812-479-1542

Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings (East) 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 812-422-1212 (North) 3904 N. 1st Ave. 812-421-3000 (South) 3115 Covert Ave. 812-477-6262 Mama Mia’s (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4000 Maloney’s Pizza & Wings 3030 Highland Point Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8080

Lombardi’s New York Pizza 513 Barret Blvd. Henderson, KY 270-854-4391 Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria 2201 HWY 41 Henderson, KY 270-212-2352

Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings 2611 Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 270-826-1111 Old Chicago 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-401-1400

Papa John’s Pizza (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-477-7700 5436 E. Indiana St. 812-473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 812-425-2345 1244 Hwy 41 812-867-7272 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 (Newburgh) (Henderson) Pangea Kitchen 111 S. Green River Rd., Ste. E 812-401-2404 Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 812-423-3339 Pizza Chef 4938 SR 261 Newburgh, IN 812-853-3338

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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-9131

Rounder’s Pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 812-424-4960

Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 812-476-9441 (West) 220 N. St Joe Ave. 812-424-7976 (Newburgh) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368

Rounder’s Too 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172

Roca Bar South 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 812-422-7782 Roca Bar North 12301 Hwy. 41 North N. 812-868-8898 Rockhouse at Wolf’s 31 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-212-1400

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Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware St. 812-423-3160 Sandy’s Pizza 609 S. Main St. Fort Branch, IN 812-759-3972

812-402-6776

812-464-4472

Susan Bobe’s 101 W. Broadway St. Princeton, IN 812-385-2554

Woody’s Pizzeria 518 S. Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-6666

Talk of the Town 1200 Edgar St. 812-402-8696

PRIVATE DINING/ BANQUET

Turoni’s Pizzery & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871

Schaum’s Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 812-402-4733

Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-477-7500

Slice The 2011 Lincoln Ave. 812-476-8518

Turoni’s Newburgh 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 812-490-5555

Spankey’s Una Pizza 714 N. Sonntag Ave.

Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave.

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The Ballroom at Sauced 1119 Parrett St. 812-422-2230

Old Post Office Event Center 100 NW. 2nd St. 812-253-2102 Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/ 812-774-6547

Edgewater La Veranda Banquet Room 5 E. Water St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443 Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 812-467-4255 Ivy Room at SWIRCA 16 W. Virginia St. 812-464-7800

PUBS & TAVERNS

711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 812-422-0904


Backstage Bar & Grill 524 Main St. 812-424-5020 Blush Ultralounge (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4000 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 812-425-4929 Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 812-429-0055 Chido Mexican Bar & Grill (District @ Tropicana) 701 NW Riverside Dr. 812-401-1994 Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 812-423-0726 Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar 108 N. 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-212-2133 Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh 812-858-2782 Dapper Pig 1112 Parrett St. 812-401-3333 Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 812-827-2206 Dave’s Sportsden 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-479-8887 Diamond Lanes

taptalk

2400 Hwy 41 N. 812-424-4677 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 812-401-1201 Enigma Bar & Grill 4044 Professional Ln. Newburgh, IN 812-490-0600 Fester’s Sports Bar & Grill 10301 Old Hwy 62 W. Mt Vernon, IN 812-985-7333 Franklin Street Tavern 2126 W. Franklin St. 812-459-5210 Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 812-423-8040 Gerst Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 812-424-1420 Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin St. 812-423-0794 Harbor Bay 4428 N. First Ave. 812-423-0050 Haynie’s Corner Pub 1114 SE Parrett St. 812-423-8221 Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 812-402-2544 Hornville Tavern 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 J’s Sports Bar & Grill 1602 S. Vann Ave. 812-401-2266 KC’s Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 812-428-2255 KC’s Time Out Lounge 1121 S. Green River Rd. 812-437-9920

with

John Greenwell

Owner of Beef 'O' Brady's Summer is almost here, and with the arrival of some truly exceptional new craft beers, life is good. The great thing about Indiana is that breweries love this market because of the rich diversity of beer connoisseurs. We love everything from the lightest pale ale to the richest stout. Over the last several years, IPAs have grown in stature and become one of the best markets in the country. Here at Beef's, we think our selection is one of the best in the area. Be sure to come in and check out two of our favorites below. Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA: Ballast Point is a San Diego brewery that's made its way to Indiana. With this beer, you'll get everything you want out of an IPA. Using the excellent backbone of Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA, this beer has the perfect bitter accompaniment of grapefruit to dial up the citrus hops we all love in our IPAs. Coming in at a solid 7.2% ABV, you'll love sipping this beer as the heat of summer rolls in. Six Point Diesel: Diesel is the beer that all of you dark beer lovers have been waiting for. Known as an American stout, it pours a rich, creamy black and packs that traditional stout punch with roasted malts, chocolate and the ever so slight presence of hops to complement its dark persona. Wonderfully balanced, smooth and gratifying, this beer is a must-try for fans of stouts and porters. We look forward to seeing you this month at Beef’s. We now have live trivia on Monday nights with Nerdy Talk Trivia. If you’re a trivia buff, come out and try some of our great craft beers and show your friends how smart you are at the same time. Don’t forget to try our new jalapeno corn fritters while you’re here. They rock!

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NEWS4U | RESTAURANT GUIDE Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 812-479-1542 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 812-437-0171 Legends (IRiver City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 812-476-7444 Leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. 812-464-8300 Lyle’s Sportszone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 812-425-7729 Main Street Comedy Pub 217 Main St. 812-453-7636 Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 812-475-8780 Nisbit Inn 6701 Nisbit Rd. 812-963-9305 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 812-401-4630 Old Chicago 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-401-1400 Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 812-423-5171 Piston’s Bar & Grill 2131 W. Franklin St. 812-401-1699 Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 812-423-0872 Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 S. Green River Rd. 812-477-4088 Ri Ra Irish Pub (District @ Tropicana)

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701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 812-426-0000 Riverbend Food Factory 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-827-2206 Roca Bar South 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 812-422-7782 Roca Bar North 12301 Hwy. 41 N. 812-868-8898 Rookie’s Sports Bar 117 Second St. Henderson, KY 270-826-1106 St. Phillips Inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 812-422-0801 Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 812-476-2384 Taylor’s Tavern 2509 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-683-5577 Tiki Time Bar & Grill 1801 Waterworks Rd. 812-425-1912 Tin Man Brewing Co. 1430 W. Franklin St. 812-618-3227 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 812-402-9273

Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-477-7500 Turoni’s Pizza 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-490-5555 Yellow Tavern 521 Church St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3303

SEAFOOD

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 812-401-3474 Harbor Bay 4428 N. First Ave. 812-423-0050 Lure Seafood & Grill 401 W. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-686-8202 Madeleine’s 423 S.E. 2nd St. 812-491-8611 Par-K Seafood 757 S. Green River Rd. 812-401-5222 Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 812-477-9227

Toast 1550 Mesker Park Dr. 812-909-2320

Tin Fish 300 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7000

Turoni’s Pizzery & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871

Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St.

SPANISH


812-463-6040

101 E. Haub St. Haubstadt, IN 812-768-6462 Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky Ave. 812-422-0572

STEAKHOUSES

Cavanaugh’s (Tropicana Evansville) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 812-433-4333 Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 812-479-6974 Double D’s 1206 E. Main St. Boonville, IN 812-897-8813 Haub House

Logan’s Roadhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 812-471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 812-421-0908 Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 812-473-2400 Madeleine’s 423 SE 2nd St. 812-491-8611

NW Chophouse & Wine Bar 7799 St. Hwy 66 Newburgh, IN 812-853-9500 Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 812-474-0005 Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 812-423-6280

111 S. Green River Rd., Ste. E 812-401-2404 Thai Papaya Cuisine 1434 Tutor Ln. 812-477-8424

VIETNAMESE

Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 812-491-1884

Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 812-477-7427 (Owenboro) 943 Moseley Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-689-0086 Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 812-476-5405

THAI

Pangea Kitchen

WINERIES

Mystique Winery 13000 Gore Rd. Lynnville, IN 812-922-5612

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NEWS4U | WESTERN KENTUCKY WHAT'S COOKIN'

3115 CO M M O NW EALTH C T #A1 • OWENSB O R O • 270- 685- 4694

"With twelve specialty pizzas, monthly specials, salads, twenty subs, pasta, calzones and several desserts, there's something for every appetite."

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hen Adam Hansen opened Pizza by the Guy in late 2000, the stretch of HWY 54 wasn't nearly as busy as it is now. Taking a giant leap of faith despite the location and competition with large chains turned out to be a wise choice- almost 16 years later, business is booming. Attribute the success to fresh ingredients (including dough made daily in-house), his dedicated staff, or his constant presence, but whatever the reasons are, it's working. His menu also keeps on growing as new ideas come to fruition. With twelve specialty pizzas, monthly specials (currently the Boss Hog), salads, twenty subs, pasta, calzones and several desserts, there's something for every appetite. During my visit, I tried a new item - the Sriracha Bourbon Wings. Meaty and tender, these wings pack a little heat, a little sweet and a lot of flavor. Since they're oven-roasted, they don't lose moisture during the cooking process. I dipped mine in ranch, but they're definitely tasty enough to stand alone. To keep the fire going, I tried the Buffalo Chicken Salad, a refreshing option, with shredded chicken tossed in sauce atop lettuce, onions, green peppers, sliced pepperoncinis, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Inevitably, I had to taste a couple of specialty pizzas, so The Big Guy was the first order of business. Hansen isn't kidding when he says, "It's In The Crust," because their secret, seven-ingredient blend of herbs and spices makes the chewy, golden crust an excellent palette for the fresh toppings. The tangy sauce, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and green peppers are tucked under gooey cheese, with tomatoes and banana peppers on top. And what's better than a loaded baked potato? A loaded baked potato on great pizza crust, of course. The Loaded Baked Potato boasts a creamy potato base and crispy bacon under cheddar and mozzarella with a creamy ranch drizzle. To achieve all of that goodness without the crust getting soggy is quite an achievement! Next visit: Dirty Sticks (their most popular appetizer), a Hot Brown Sub, and a Smores dessert pizza. Pizza by the guy offers a lunch buffet during the week, and on Tuesday evenings and for Sunday lunch, kids 10 and under eat free. The prices are unbeatable for the quality, and it's quick, fresh and delicious. Check them out and you'll want to give The Guy a high-five. - Whitney Patterson To order online, visit pizzabytheguy.net. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m./ Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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NEWS4U | WESTERN KENTUCKY MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

ANDY BRASHER He was born in a small town: guitar-slinging Knottsville native making big splash with country rock sound 35-year-old Andy Brasher grew up in a single-wide trailer in east Daviess County. With six family members it was tight quarters for sure, but what he remembers most is the love of music that was ingrained in him at an early age. "My dad played guitar and was always singing around the house, and we always had the radio on," Brasher says. Every couple of weeks, they'd all pile into the car and head into town with everything from country songs to 80's new wave blaring out of the speakers. That's when Brasher discovered his knack for picking up on lyrics which his parents encouraged and even bragged about to friends. There would be an at times hilarious learning curve, but his musical talent was starting to emerge. In sixth grade, Brasher entered the annual talent show and left everyone scratching their heads with an odd cover of Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane." "I couldn't actually play chords on the guitar, so all I was doing was picking out the melody - just single notes with no context," he recalls, still amused by the scene all these years later. But soon enough, Brasher's dad taught him the basics. "That's when I got really addicted to the guitar, and I could see the progress - I began playing and singing at the same time, building a catalog of all these songs I knew." At 15, Brasher acquired his first electric guitar. It changed everything. "I was in a band within a week or two - we knew three songs and our first gig was at a church out in Ohio County," he says. "I'll never forget the show because everyone was so polite." Postperformance, the lead singer stopped coming to rehearsals and Brasher stepped in to fill the role - a fateful move. "The feeling I got from that was just incredible, and I realized that's what I wanted to focus on - I gradually got out of sports," he explains. The college years found Brasher attending OCC but at a loss as to why he was there, though he eventually earned an Associate of Arts degree ("Never used it for anything"). However, he did feel much more certain about his musical future, playing numerous solo acoustic gigs in the Big O and Bowling Green at places like

the Boiler Room and Taylor's Tavern. And he wrote a lot of songs. Eventually, he ventured further out to cities like Nashville and Gatlinburg and even booked himself several tours across the U.S. By 2007, he felt confident enough to record an album, a stripped down affair titled Crows & Buzzards which neatly married his country and 90's influences like Pearl Jam and Aaron Lewis of Staind. Not only did people like it, they bought it. Around this time, Brasher began a very successful musical partnership with a Nashville buddy, Dustin Bogue. The pair released an album and two EPs and toured all over the Midwest and the south to the tune of 100 shows a year; they even traveled and played with Kenny Chesney for 14 dates. Somehow, Brasher also managed to squeeze in another solo album, Last of Our Kind, a more layered collection of songs that featured a full band sound. The two friends stopped touring in March of last year. Since then, Brasher has been full steam ahead, busier than ever. He's particularly excited about the new album in the works. "Ross Hogart, who recorded John Mellencamp's Scarecrow album and has won three Grammys, is helping me get everything set up in the studio - Blackbird Studio in Nashville," Brasher says, clearly in awe of his good fortune. "He really believes in my music and wants to make the album as good as possible. He's flying in from LA to help out." There's no timetable for the release, however, a situation that Brasher finds very freeing. "The goal is to be done with it when it's perfect. I'll shop it around and see if I can get any interest from labels. if that doesn't work out then I'll have something great to sell at my merch tables." Follow Andy Brasher on Facebook.

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NEWS4U | WESTERN KENTUCKY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Owensboro tattoo artist feels right at home with the guys, continually challenges herself to push the limits of design As portrayed on TV and in films, the stereotypical view of tattoo shops is that of a grungy boy's club. But the reality is often much different. Check out any of the area businesses and you're more than likely to find a sterile environment, as clean as any hospital - and chances are there will be at least one female artist on board. As interest in tattoos continues to grow, more and more women are getting involved in the industry, proving that gender is not a barrier to success. Western Kentucky's Gabriele Wright knows firsthand what it takes to make it. The 25-year-old is one of the many talented artists at Tattoo FX in Owensboro - the sole female on staff. But she's quite comfortable in that environment, determined to blaze a trail for other women to follow. We caught up with Wright before the start of another day of designing to discuss life in the tattoo industry, her invitation to the upcoming River City Tattoo Expo in early July and more. Let's start with what age you were when you got your first tattoo. I got my first tattoo when I was 15 - which is pretty young. I don't regret it, but I also don't necessarily approve of 15-year-olds getting tattoos. I mean, when I got my first one it was a horrible experience - It was way more painful than what I imagined. But I felt like if I was going to do anything with art, that was the direction I wanted go in. I've always been interested in self-expression, especially things outside of the norm. I really didn't want to fall into the category of graphic design or other common art-based jobs. Regardless of gender, how difficult is it to make it as a tattoo artist? I've seen a lot of very talented people not be able to make it in the tattoo business because of how hard it is as a whole. You have to be both creative and technical. Many people will ask for you to come up with a design while others will bring in a drawing or picture of exactly what they want. And then there's the simple fact that tattooing is a whole different skill set from drawing on a piece of paper. You can hold a piece of paper still. It doesn't talk back and doesn't get nervous or anxious or feel pain. You need to be able to understand the experience from the client's perspective. Do you have a particular style in terms of design? That's a hard

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question. I personally try not to have a style, so I don't limit myself to just doing one thing. I like to do black and grey designs and I enjoy realism and detail - that all comes really naturally to me. I also like to take ideas and inspiration from jewelry and fashion and turn them into tattoos that are wearable forever. But I want to continually challenge myself and be able to say that I can do all kinds of designs. Do you have a favorite piece that you've designed? Well, I did a shoulder piece that was lace and the reason why that stands out is because there was really no way for me to draw it on paper beforehand and get my ideas together. Instead, I had to freehand it with markers which was stressful. I didn't want the client to come in that day expecting to get that design and me not be able to deliver it or create something that we were both happy with. It was a challenge for me, but it's probably the tattoo that I'm most proud of, because it pushed my limits. River City Fest will bring together artists from all over the region. Are you excited to meet everyone? I think it's awesome. A lot of people who aren't familiar with the tattoo industry think that everybody is out to get each other because of the way it's portrayed on TV - that it's all drama. I'm not saying that everybody gets along - some personalities just clash. But every convention that I've ever gone to and all of the artists I've met from all over the world have been super-encouraging - they're very open to teaching other people the things that they have learned. Any time that artists can come together and meet each other and share their experiences and knowledge, it's a great thing. Tattoo FX is located at 319 Park Plaza Dr. in Owensboro / 270-689-0706.

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NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Wednesday, June 1 KC's Corner Pocket -- Free Pool O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -- Bike Night / Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 6:30 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Meet Me Halfway The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Cha Cha (dance anyone?) 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Joliet Slammers 7:00 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Bike Night / Karaoke Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -- Trivia in the bar Roca Bar North -- Family Friendly Karaoke on the Patio Someplace Else -- Free Bingo Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Retro Shock 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts Enigma Bar & Grill -- DJ/Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Thursday, June 2 9:30 AM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Intro to

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Western Line Dance 3:00 PM Liquor Locker (Morgan) -- Quaff On Tasting 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM Franklin Street -- Thursday Night Thunder (Bike Night) Liquor Locker (Riverside) -- Quaff On Tasting OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- TBT Dance Party w/ music from the 80's, 90's & 2000's Pistons Bar & Grill -- Thunder on Franklin Bike Nightt: From the Ashes Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Traditional Irish Session Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Joliet Slammers 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Sister Hazel Backstage Bar & Grill -- Team Trivia KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Free Texas Hold 'Em Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Trivia Night 7:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Old National Events Plaza -- WWE presents NXT Live! 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Live Jams 9:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Someplace Else -- Karaoke w/ a Drag Queen

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Friday, June 3 3:00 PM Liquor Locker (St. Joe) -- Quaff On Tasting 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Fabulous Rodenberg Boys 6:00 PM Liquor Locker (University) -- Quaff On Tasting Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Summit/Charmed Life presents: the Rock & Hip Hop Revolution Bokeh Lounge -- Acoustic Songwriter's Night The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- All Request Dance Party (lesson @ 8pm) 8:00 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Curtis Brown Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Retro Shock Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Satisfaction / Rolling Stones Show 8:30 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Akacia 9:00 PM Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Tastes Like Chicken Lamasco Bar -- Aaron Kamm & The One Drops w/ Calabash opening O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Live Music TBA 11:30 PM


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NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Someplace Else -- King Night Saturday, June 4 The Dance Hall (Henderson) -West Coast Intensive workshop 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- Jason Harper 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark Duo 7:00 PM Newburgh American Legion Post #44 -- Your Decision (open to the public) 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh 5th Bday Bash w/ Jenny's Bad Hair Day OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Iron Monkee Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Knot the Cherry Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Satisfaction / Rolling Stones Show 8:30 PM Enigma Bar & Grill -- Live Entertainment Lyle's Sports Zone -- 2 Miles Back 9:00 PM Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Tom Drury & Friends 9:30 PM Pistons Bar & Grill -- Official Zoo Brew After Party w/ V-Groove 10:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Insulated Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Akacia KC's Corner Pocket -- On Tap Project KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Bombshell Lamasco Bar -- Max Allen Band O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Never Been Caught 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- 80's/90's Night Sunday, June 5 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- Neil Yockey 2:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sunday Jazz w/ Wade Baker & Jamie Taylor 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

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6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 9:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Social Drag Sunday! Monday, June 6 Evansville Country Club -- Friends of Victory Theatre Golf Outing O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -Free Pool (w/ purchase) 4:00 PM Beef 'O' Brady's -- Pitcher Party on the Patio w/ food, music & corn hole fun! 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Industry Night (bring your coworkers) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Western Couples Class 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic Tuesday, June 7 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Pool Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -Free Pool (w/ purchase) 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Intro to Western Line Dance Class 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Line Dance Party (and lessons) 7:00 PM Newburgh American Legion Post #44 -- Rockin Rod (open to the public) Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band 8:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke /


NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Tyler Tuesday KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Lamasco Bar -- Adam Blythe Wednesday, June 8 KC's Corner Pocket -- Free Pool O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts 6:00 PM Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -Bike Night / Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 6:30 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Monte Skelton The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Cha Cha (dance anyone?) 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Normal CornBelters 7:00 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Bike Night / Karaoke Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -Trivia in the bar Roca Bar North -- Family Friendly Karaoke on the Patio Someplace Else -- Free Bingo Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band 8:00 PM Enigma Bar & Grill -- DJ/Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Thursday, June 9 9:30 AM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Intro to Western Line Dance 5:30 PM Echo Lanes (Henderson) -- Susan G. Komen / Henderson Bowl for the Cure The Dance Hall (Henderson) -ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM Franklin Street -- Thursday Night Thunder (Bike Night) OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- TBT Dance Party w/ music from the 80's, 90's & 2000's Pistons Bar & Grill -- Thunder on

Franklin Bike Night: Brian Hart Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Traditional Irish Session Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Normal CornBelters 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Team Trivia KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Free Texas Hold 'Em Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Trivia Night Victory Theatre -- Tanya Tucker 7:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Echo Lanes (Henderson) -- Susan G. Komen / Henderson Bowl for the Cure 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Live Jams 9:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Someplace Else -- Karaoke w/ a Drag Queen Friday, June 10 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Shivaree 6:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -3rd Annual Sudz on Green River feat. Velcro Pygmies, Loxley Jade & Preak Show Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob & Matt 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Akacia The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- All Request Dance Party (lesson @ 8pm) 8:00 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- DJ Todd Early Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: The Jimmies Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Wright Brothers 8:30 PM

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NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Lyle's Sports Zone -- Nick Gregory & The Gravel Engine Band 9:00 PM Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Osiella 9:30 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Brad Lemmons 10:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- Jenny's Bad Hair Day Lamasco Bar -- Mock Orange album release w/ Thunder Dreamer O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Josh Merritt Band 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Alejandra Leight Saturday, June 11 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- Nick Hamilton 4:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- RBBS Blues Appreciation Day 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob & Matt 7:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- 3rd Annual Sudz on Green River feat. Bret Michaels, Loxley Jade & Lt. Dan's New Legs 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Insulated Haynie's Corner Pub -- Live Music w/ Ron Hawkins & Jared Majors Old National Events Plaza -- Frankie Valli OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Po Dunk Willies Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Lindsey Williams Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Wright Brothers 8:30 PM Enigma Bar & Grill -- Live Entertainment Lyle's Sports Zone -- John Hurst 9:00 PM Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Idgits Downtown Evansville -- Second Saturday PRIDE Bar Crawl J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Static Mojo 9:30 PM Pistons Bar & Grill -- Tastes Like Chicken 10:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Jake Dodds Cricket's (Newburgh) -- 5th Degree Burn KC's Corner Pocket -- Jenny's Bad Hair Day O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Osiella 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Ivy St. James

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Sunday, June 12 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- JC Stone 2:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sunday Jazz w/ Honey Roy Trio 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 9:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Social Drag Sunday! Monday, June 13 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Free Pool (w/ purchase) 4:00 PM Beef 'O' Brady's -- Pitcher Party on the Patio w/ food, music & corn hole fun! 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Industry Night (bring your coworkers) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Western Couples Class 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic Tuesday, June 14 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Pool Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Free Pool (w/ purchase) 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Intro to Western Line Dance Class 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Line Dance Party (and lessons) 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies 7:00 PM Haynie's Corner Pub -- Trivia Night Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Gin & Comic Open Mic

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J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke / Tyler Tuesday KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Lamasco Bar -- DJ SIX1NINE aka the Vinyl Junkie aka Nazareth from Crate 2 Crate Sound System Wednesday, June 15 Audubon Mill Park (Henderson) -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival KC's Corner Pocket -- Free Pool O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts 12:05 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies 6:00 PM Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -- Bike Night / Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 6:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Science w/ a Twist Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Osiella The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Cha Cha (dance anyone?) 7:00 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Bike Night / Karaoke Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -- Trivia in the bar Roca Bar North -- Family Friendly Karaoke on the Patio Someplace Else -- Free Bingo Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ron Hawkens Enigma Bar & Grill -- DJ/Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Pistons Bar & Grill -- Hollywood Knockouts 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Thursday, June 16 Audubon Mill Park (Henderson) -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival 9:30 AM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Intro to Western Line Dance 5:30 PM McCullough Library -- Susan G. Komen / Race for the Cure meeting The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM


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NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Franklin Street -- Thursday Night Thunder (Bike Night) OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- TBT Dance Party w/ music from the 80's, 90's & 2000's Pistons Bar & Grill -- Thunder on Franklin Bike Night: Tastes Like Chicken Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Traditional Irish Session Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Team Trivia KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Free Texas Hold 'Em Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Trivia Night 7:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Acoustic Open Mic & Jam 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Live Jams 9:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Someplace Else -- Karaoke w/ a Drag Queen 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Brothers Gow Friday, June 17 Audubon Mill Park (Henderson) -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Fabulous Rodenberg Boys 6:00 PM Buds Harley-Davidson-East -- Bike Night w/ The Idgits Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Duo 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. River City Rascals 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Valcoes The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- All Request Dance Party (lesson @ 8pm) 8:00 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- DJ Jon B Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Troy Miller

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Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- LYD 8:30 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Ryan Rigdon 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance Party w/ Nick Smith & DJ Pitt Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Celtic Series presents: Tuatha Dea 10:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Never Been Caught Lamasco Bar -- The Why Store O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Live Music TBA 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Open Stage Cash Prizes! Saturday, June 18 Audubon Mill Park (Henderson) -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival 12:00 PM Buds Harley-Davidson-East -- 5th Annual Ride In / Bike Show Charity Fundraiser Pistons Bar & Grill -- Relay for Life Bike Show in Back Parking Lot 3:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Downtown Beer Run 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Brock & Greg from JEB 5:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. River City Rascals 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Duo 7:00 PM Newburgh American Legion Post #44 -- DJ T Robb w/ Karaoke (open to the public) 7:30 PM Franklin Street -- Picnic & Movie on the Library Lawn: Revenge of the Nerds 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Smoke Rings OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Keith Vincent Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert


NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Series: AKACIA Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- LYD 8:30 PM Enigma Bar & Grill -- Live Entertainment Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke & Dance Party 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- 80's Night w/ DJ PITT Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- OohLa-8's J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Rory Connolly 9:30 PM Pistons Bar & Grill -- Andy Brasher Band 10:00 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Dallas Cole Band KC's Corner Pocket -- Deja Blu 5 KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Social Crush Lamasco Bar -- Osiella O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Tastes Like Chicken 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Winner of Open Stage Sunday, June 19 2:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sunday Jazz w/ Tom Drury Trio 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 9:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Social Drag Sunday! Monday, June 20 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -Free Pool (w/ purchase) 4:00 PM Beef 'O' Brady's -- Pitcher Party on the Patio w/ food, music & corn hole fun!

5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Industry Night (bring your coworkers) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Western Couples Class 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic Tuesday, June 21 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Pool Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -Free Pool (w/ purchase) 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Intro to Western Line Dance Class 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Line Dance Party (and lessons) 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Poetry Readings & Performances Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Green Band 8:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke / Tyler Tuesday KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Lamasco Bar -- Pre ROMP party w/ Old Salt Union Wednesday, June 22 Evansville Riverfront -ShrinersFest KC's Corner Pocket -- Free Pool O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP Fest 6:00 PM Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -Bike Night / Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 6:30 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Andy Brasher The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Cha Cha (dance anyone?) 7:00 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Bike Night / Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2016

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NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Karaoke Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -- Trivia in the bar Roca Bar North -- Family Friendly Karaoke on the Patio Someplace Else -- Free Bingo Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Bob Green Band 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ben Dahlquist Enigma Bar & Grill -- DJ/Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Thursday, June 23 Evansville Riverfront -- ShrinersFest Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP Fest 9:30 AM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Intro to Western Line Dance 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM Franklin Street -- Thursday Night Thunder (Bike Night) OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- TBT Dance Party w/ music from the 80's, 90's & 2000's Pistons Bar & Grill -- Thunder on Franklin Bike Night: Iron Monkee Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Traditional Irish Session Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Team Trivia KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Free Texas Hold 'Em Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Trivia Night 7:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Acoustic Open Mic & Jam 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Live Jams 9:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ Someplace Else -- Karaoke w/ a Drag Queen Friday, June 24 Evansville Riverfront -- ShrinersFest Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP Fest 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Dog Town Three

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6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark Duo 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Cowboy Poets The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- All Request Dance Party (lesson @ 8pm) 8:00 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- DJ Todd Early Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Oliver 7 Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Two-Tone Express 8:30 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Andy Brasher 9:00 PM Boogie Nights -- An Evening w/ Pam Tillis & Friends Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Lindsey Williams 9:30 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Shane Espenlaub 10:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- Tastes Like Chicken KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Moby Dick Lamasco Bar -- Future Thieves O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Nocturnal 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- PRIDE show w/ Pat Yo Weave Saturday, June 25 Evansville Riverfront -- ShrinersFest Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP Fest 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- Angel Rhodes 5:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Jive After 5: Dave Martin 6:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Factor Primo w/ the Love Junkies Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark Duo 7:00 PM Newburgh American Legion Post #44 -- Mike Mitchell (open to the public) The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- The Marlinaires Live! 8:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- The Pits Haynie's Corner Pub -- Live Music w/ Ron Hawkins & Jared Majors OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Gregory Scott Roca Bar North -- Patio Concert Series: Jenny's Bad Hair Day Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Two-Tone Express 8:30 PM

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Enigma Bar & Grill -- Live Entertainment Lyle's Sports Zone -- Mudbone 9:00 PM Charley's Yellow Rose (Owensboro) -- Rebel Creek Band Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Willshe J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Leroy's Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Beat Daddys 9:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- 2 Miles Back Pistons Bar & Grill -- Dixie Stomp! 10:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- Tastes Like Chicken KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Moby Dick Lamasco Bar -- Earphorik O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Blackjack Mulligan 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- PRIDE show w/ Pat Yo Weave Sunday, June 26 Evansville Riverfront -- ShrinersFest 10:00 AM Winzerwald Winery -- 2016 Wine Bash 1:00 PM Mystique Winery -- Cody Lloyd 2:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sunday Jazz w/ The Sidemen Trio 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 9:00 PM KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke & Live DJ 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Social Drag Sunday! Monday, June 27 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Free Pool (w/ purchase) 4:00 PM Beef 'O' Brady's -- Pitcher Party on the Patio w/ food, music & corn hole fun! 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Industry Night (bring your coworkers) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Western Couples Class 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic


NEWS4U | IN TOWN & AROUND Tuesday, June 28 O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Pool Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -Free Pool (w/ purchase) 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Intro to Western Line Dance Class 6:00 PM Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark 6:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Line Dance Party (and lessons) 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Windy City Thunderbolts 7:00 PM Haynie's Corner Pub -- Trivia Night Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Chapel Park Trio 7:30 PM Victory Theatre -- Weird Al Yankovic 8:00 PM J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke / Tyler Tuesday KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Lamasco Bar -- Derick Howard Wednesday, June 29 KC's Corner Pocket -- Free Pool O'Brian's Sports Bar -- Free Darts 7:00 AM Eastland Mall -- Susan G. Komen / Team Captain Kick Off 6:00 PM Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -Bike Night / Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- The Honey Vines 6:30 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Angel Rhodes The Dance Hall (Henderson) -- Cha Cha (dance anyone?) 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Evansville Otters vs. Windy City Thunderbolts 7:00 PM Lyle's Sports Zone -- Bike Night / Karaoke Maloney's Pizza (Owensboro) -Trivia in the bar Roca Bar North -- Family Friendly Karaoke on the Patio Someplace Else -- Free Bingo Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers

Lounge) -- Chapel Park Trio 8:00 PM Enigma Bar & Grill -- DJ/Karaoke J's Sports Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Thursday, June 30 9:30 AM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -Intro to Western Line Dance 5:30 PM The Dance Hall (Henderson) -ZUMBA!! 6:00 PM Franklin Street -- Thursday Night Thunder (Bike Night) OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- TBT Dance Party w/ music from the 80's, 90's & 2000's Pistons Bar & Grill -- Thunder on Franklin Bike Night: Scott Winzinger Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Traditional Irish Session Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh's Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 7:00 PM Backstage Bar & Grill -- Team Trivia KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Free Texas Hold 'Em Lyle's Sports Zone -- Karaoke Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Trivia Night 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Comedy Night hosted by Rachael Goldman (feat. Dan Alten, David Britton & Eric Sorgel) Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Cricket's (Newburgh) -- Live Jams 9:00 PM KC's Corner Pocket -- DJ & Karaoke KC's Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke & Live DJ Someplace Else -- Karaoke w/ a Drag Queen 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- The Adam Ezra Group

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NEWS4U | SPORTS

WITH BILLY EGELER Safety first: taking extra precautions should be foremost in minds of area drivers

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ith the horrible tragedy that happened at Southern Ohio Speedway recently, I've found myself thinking about the safety of racers now more than ever. It's sad that it takes something like this to open eyes and make you think about what can be done to keep this from happening again. I have often wondered why anyone would climb in a race car without the maximum amount of safety equipment. Is it because the racer thinks he or she can't get hurt? Nothing like that can happen to me? Or is it lack of funds and or knowledge? Racers will spend their last dime in most cases for that extra 1 or 2 horsepower, new tires or to make their car look good. Yet they won't spend the extra money for items MADE to help keep them safe.   The guys in modified and late models should really stop and think about something... Almost EVERY car has a window opening of 11" - maybe a touch more on some. Add in the full containment seats which make it more difficult

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getting in, much less getting out. Now let's think about how fast you are able to exit the car in an emergency situation. And if you wear a Hans device (which EVERY driver should), can you get out with it and your helmet on? Most of the time, exiting the cockpit of these types of cars with full safety gear slows down the time or even with the steering wheel still on. Now, let's think about this... Almost EVERY mod or late model has to add weight to be able to "make the minimum requirement." Can't you do your family, friends and ones that care about you a favor and spend the $425 to install an onboard fire suppression system that only weighs eight pounds?? These


systems can add crucial seconds of protection to you if needed. Typically, a driving suit with a SFI 3.2A/1 suit is a single layer, cotton suit enhanced with a fire resistance chemical. This type suit will only protect you From 2nd degree burns for three seconds. A suit with an SFI 3.2A/5 certification is most commonly seen on a multi-layer suit. These suits will protect you from 2nd degree burns for up to 10 seconds per layer. Yes this type of suit will cost the driver a little more, but what is your life worth to you and the ones that love you? Think about your future! If you are getting in a race vehicle of ANY type and you can't afford proper safety equipment, you CAN'T afford to race, bottom line!   With that being said, I have started a project to help drivers at five of our local tracks obtain crucial safety equipment. I have been reaching out to businesses, friends and fans to donate to the project. I am taking the funds they donate and purchasing five onboard fire suppression systems, fire proof driving gloves, roll bar padding, window nets and much more. I will then randomly visit these tracks and give each driver that is racing at the track that night a ticket. During the drivers meeting, we will draw at least one ticket and give away a safety item. I have a goal to give away $10,000 worth of safety items by the end of the racing season. Just one month in and we have already purchased nearly $3,000 worth of items and hope to start giving these items away by the time this issue drops! If you would like to help by donating to this project, please look me up on Facebook!   In other news... Owensboro's Nicky Hayden has now won his career first World Superbike event! Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion, multi time AMA National Champion and MotoGP Hall of Famer has now won events in the world's three top motorcycle road racing series and is only one AMA Mile dirt track win from becoming only the fifth rider in history to join the "Grand Slam Club." Many people overlook what not only Nicky but Tommy and Roger Hayden have been able to accomplish at such a young age. These three Owensboro residents have put the tri-state on the map and didn't have to use the "common" stick and ball method! Following along in the Hayden's footsteps are Owensboro riders JD Beach, Hayden Gillim, Nick McFadden and Princeton, KY native and now Owensboro resident, Jake Lewis. The future is very bright for our local two wheel road racers!    The red flag is out on this edition of Around the Track. Thanks to Ted Brown's Quality Paint and Body Shop ad DNJ Auto Parts and Sales for sponsoring this column each month. Don't forget to get out and support local racing and take someone who has never been! To keep up with racing news and results from around the region, join me on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. LIVE from the Owensboro Convention Center for Regional Motorsports Power Hour. Tune in on 102.7 The Game ESPN Owensboro or 94.7 WBIO!   Until next month... PEACE Billy Egeler Host of Regional Motorsports Power Hour

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NEWS4U | UPCOMING EVENTS

WITH THE EASTHILLS & THE COLD STARES LINCOLN AMPHITHEATRE • JUNE 10

Guitarist Johnny Hickman talks band longevity, the Crumbs and being brave - and crazy - in the music business

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ast month we previewed the upcoming Cracker show at Lincoln Amphitheatre. This month we're pleased to share an interview with co-founder/guitarist Johnny Hickman who, along with lead singer/guitarist David Lowery, played a major role in defining the alternative rock sound of the 90s and beyond, most notably with the classic track "Low" off the band's sophomore effort, Kerosene Hat. Over 20 years and numerous recordings later, Cracker released perhaps its greatest album to date, 2014's Berkeley to Bakersfield. The 18-song collection perfectly showcased the group's influences, from garage rock and psychedelia to folk and Americana. Despite numerous lineup changes over 25 years, you and David have remained the core of the band. How do you explain such a lasting partnership in such a fleeting business? We’re pretty different as personalities go, but I believe that’s actually a plus for us as much as anything else. At the core of why it works is the fact that we’ve both always instinctively known that the song is more important than anyone’s ego. That’s why it’s pretty rare that a band is actually a true democracy. In reality, there are usually one or two songwriters, a manager maybe, who are actually steering the ship creatively and career wise. We set Cracker up that way from the onset. Obviously, "Low" was the song that made the biggest impact on the charts. But how many times over the last 25 years have you found yourself asking, "How was (insert Cracker song title) not a hit?"  “Low” definitely brought things to a new level for us but “Teen Angst” (What the World Needs Now) from the first album was the one that got our feet in the door. Of course no one has the crystal ball that can predict a hit, it’s a lot to do with the right sound at the right time I think. We love all of our songs to one degree or another, but yeah sure. From Kerosene Hat, I would have predicted “Movie Star” as a big one before I would have thought that both “Eurotrash Girl” and “Get Off This” would be radio hits like they were. In the big picture, some people only know you by what they hear on the radio but the true fans are much more into their favorite deep album tracks as they are referred to, and those people are the ones that really count anyway. 

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Speaking of true fans, when did you and David first become aware of the band's cult following? It’s a gradual thing to realize. You notice it in increments. We’d play a festival and of course everybody is responding to the radio hits, but then you begin to notice the people who are singing along to almost all of the songs or calling out for their favorites that never had any airplay. Then you notice that these folks are coming to as many Cracker shows as they can. I make it a point to go say hello to them if possible, or at least connect with them on social media when there’s time. They are the ones always bringing their friends into the big extended family. The Crumbs as they call themselves. I love them.    With Berkeley to Bakersfield, Cracker went all in with a double album - with a concept, no less. Why aren't more bands as brave as yours? The world would be a better place... Ha ha, thank you. Brave, crazy or a little bit of both with Lowery and Hickman! We’ve always just done things our own way and Berkeley to Bakersfield was a natural step for us in its weird way. The music business is in a major state of flux and turmoil indeed, but we found our way around it by doing something that made little sense on paper perhaps, but made complete sense to us as artists. Hell yes, let’s make two discs with mostly different backing musicians and put them out in one package! We’ve never seen ourselves as a band getting together once in a while to trot out the old songs like many do. Your live shows are a big part of why Cracker continues to prosper in challenging musical times. Are you feeling a boost this time around with such a great new collection of songs in your arsenal? Thanks. As I always tell up and coming young artists like The Yawpers from Colorado who I just produced, being a great live band is your best defense in this crazy business. That and having some cool posters and shirts as well as your music for sale at your shows. That’s what keeps gas in the van! And yes, we are playing plenty of Berkeley to Bakersfield songs in the current shows as well as a little something from every one of our ten albums.  The show starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, visit lincolnamphitheatre.com. The venue is located at 15032 E. County Rd. in Lincoln City / 812-937-9730.


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NEWS4U | LOCAL/REGIONAL MUSIC

New metalcore outfit looking to make some noise at the River City Tattoo Expo and beyond Back at the beginning of 2015, 19-year-old drummer Eddie Goebel made a trip to Guitar Center to pick up some gear and mess around on a kit or two. He left as the member of a heavy new group. "I didn't do anything impressive [on drums], but for some reason I caught the eye of Tyson (Senger, former Velaina vocalist) and he approached me," Goebel explains. "He asked if I was in a band and said that he needed a drummer really bad. We ended up getting together to write at his house in Newburgh - just the two of us. Slowly, one by one, we started adding more players." After a year of lineup changes - including the exit of Senger - and a host of temporary band names, all the pieces finally came together. Goebel, along with vocalist Aaron Lane, guitarist John Rosenberger, guitarist/vocalist Josh Redman and bassist Tony Blondin, debuted Velaina at WIRED in downtown Evansville on April 30. Despite all the upheaval and limited practice time, the show went down a storm with kids screaming the words to ferocious songs like "Filthy Traditions" back at Lane. This from a band whose repertoire only consists of about five songs. But the somewhat surprising reception to Velaina's inaugural performance can be partially attributed to the success of their first single and video. Curiously, none of the members seem to care much for "Filthy Traditions" - perhaps because it was written before the current lineup solidified - but regardless, it's proved to be a useful calling card. Now the guys are focused on recording new material up in Indianapolis with the hope of putting out an EP. But they're not in any hurry. "We don't want to rush songwriting," Blondin says. "A lot of bands do that and you can tell. We're trying not to just throw a bunch of crap together." Velaina is also trying not to adhere to a particular style. "Back in the day, we wanted to be super technical and have odd time signatures," Goebel explains. "We actually started off in drop F which is horrendously low. Now we play in drop A, and our intention is just to play whatever we want to play and not sound like any particular band. We just want to appeal to anybody in the heavy music scene." By popular demand, Velaina returns to WIRED on June 25 and will rock the River City Tattoo Expo at Tropicana Evansville July 8-10. But ultimately, the guys want to move beyond the tri-state. "We're trying to make this band a real success," Redman says. "We would love to play out and be on the road 10 months a year - that's the dream." Follow Velaina on Facebook.

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NEWS4U | FASHION ADVICE

with Gina Mullis, Owner of Amerie Despite popular belief, style is not something strictly reserved for the ladies

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uys express themselves through fashion every day, and I talked with some rather dapper tri-state dudes to find out what this summer’s style will look like for the men. Josh Merritt, lead singer of the Josh Merritt Band, says he prefers clothes that are somewhat plain and simple because, “…it’s all about how you wear it!” For shows he may wear boots, a plain tee jazzed up with a vest and cuffed jeans for a little extra spunk. “I don't think you have to spend a lot of money to look good. It's all about finding a style that works for you and going with it,” Josh explains. Haynie’s Corner hunk, Wade Cartwright, agrees that men’s summer style should be simple and debonair, not too many colors or patterns at once - a neat, clean look. Cartwright was humble in our discussion saying, “These are the guidelines I use to dress myself everyday, maybe not the most trendy, but I don't think I'll be ashamed to see old photos of myself in the future.”

summer style. You may see Jared strolling about downtown wearing a cotton or thin flannel button up, sleeves rolled of course, and flipflops. You will undoubtedly see him in Aviator shades sending those chill vibes your way. “Keep it simple and buy clothes that match your existing wardrobe. You can get a lot of mileage by pairing one new thing with those you already have,” he advises. When asked if shopping local for fashion is important to him he answered, “It’s like I always say, think global, buy local.” He went on to describe how shopping local is important because of its impact on the local economy. So there you have it, men. This summer, express yourself, but don’t feel obligated to go over the top. Keep it simple, and shop local for men’s fashion whenever possible. Check out the following locally-owned stores for men’s clothing and accessories: Paul’s Menswear (W. Franklin St.), AbyssCo (East Side Evansville), Flutter (Newburgh), Amerie (Newburgh)

Last but certainly not least, I spoke with Jared Smith about his cool

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JARED SMITH

This summer, express yourself, but don't feel obligated to go over the top. Keep it simple, and shop local for men's fashion whenever possible.


NEWS4U | BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Tracey Culyer & Allen Payne of Southern Charm

Got the Big Box store blues? The Boutique experience will change your shopping outlook So who hasn’t been in one of the Big Box stores, and there’s no one around to help you? And when they do finally help you they seem annoyed to even be at work? People would rather buy from someone they know; someone they believe genuinely cares about them and their needs. Most boutiques are generally family-owned and operated. The person you are talking to has a vested interest in making sure your experience is one of a kind. Unlike larger chain stores with enormous advertising budgets, the small boutique owner generally relies on social media and word of mouth. Retaining their customers is a must; hence, the customer experience is so much more delightful. The world of retail, in particular fashion retail, is overpopulated and moves at a pace faster than the speed of light. It’s vital that boutique brands be memorable and something as a customer you can relate to. That said, having a strong brand also ensures that you stand out from your competition. Maybe there is another boutique in your area with similar merchandise hoping to attract a similar target market. If their branding doesn’t speak to the needs and wants of that specific group, they’ll be ignored. “As a consumer shopping with ease and feeling like they are welcome as soon as they walk in the door is the most important interview you can give a potential customer,” says Tracey Culyer, owner of Southern Charm Boutique in Owensboro KY. “Making each and every customer feel like family is our goal. We may not have what they are looking for every time they come in, but we don’t mind taking requests and if we can make it happen, we will. One of our hottest requests is our monogramming offered upstairs by “SAY IT SOUTHERN" Monograms - on-the-spot monograms, custom t-shirts and so much more." Check out Southern Charm's two locations: 18th St. and Hwy 54 in Owensboro.

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NEWS4U | ARTS & ACTIVITIES

YOUR GUIDE TO AREA MUSIC & ART ACTIVITIES IN JUNE Jun 3: Haynie's Corner Arts District First Fridays First Fridays is a collaborative effort between local businesses, neighborhood representatives and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. It's a self-guided tour of indoor and outdoor art exhibits and performers designed to highlight local artists and the businesses hosting them on every first Friday of the month. For more info, follow Haynie's Corner Arts District on Facebook. Various downtown locations

Jun 3: PRIDE First Friday The regular First Fridays event at Haynie's Corner will become a PRIDE First Friday. The LGBT community and its allies are encouraged to show up and enjoy the galleries, bars and restaurants. Acclaimed local author J. Patrick Redmond will be signing his new book Some Go Hungry at Sauced from 4-6pm. Various downtown locations

Jun 4: The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute feat. Shawn Gerhard Said to be the world’s #1 Garth Brooks Tribute artist touring today, Shawn Gerhard and his band pay amazing tribute to the internationally-acclaimed superstar and phenomenon that is Garth Brooks. When he takes the stage you will see why he is said to be #1 at emulating Brooks, singing such hits as “Much Too Young,” “Fever,” “Papa Loves Mama” and “The Dance." Lincoln Amphitheatre: 15032 E. County Rd. 1500, Lincoln City, IN / 6pm

Jun 4: Inside Out Music Festival Hosted by Leigh Anne Devoy, the Inside Out Music Festival will take place on the lawn of the Franklin Street Library. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Purchase at insideoutmusicfest.com Franklin Street Library Lawn: 2000 W. Franklin St. / 1pm

Jun 7: Meet the Author: Laura Bradford Meet National Bestselling Author Laura Bradford, and hear her talk about her new mystery, Eclair and Present Danger, as well as her Amish mysteries featuring Claire Weatherly. For more info, call 812428-8237. North Park Branch Library: 960 Koehler Dr. / 6pm

Jun 9: Tanya Tucker In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. For four decades, her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence have helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the Country Music genre. Part of

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that appeal lies in the fact that Tucker’s resume contains some of the most groundbreaking songs of the format’s history. Songs like Alex Harvey’s “Delta Dawn,” Dallas Frazier’s “What’s Your Mama’s Name” and David Allan Coe’s “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)” firmly established Tanya Tucker as an artist from whom you could always expect the unexpected. Her early hits also contained some kick-up-your-heels moments, like “Texas (When I Die),” “San Antonio Stroll,” and “Here’s Some Love.” In the 1980s, Tucker’s star continued to shine as she moved over to Capitol Records in the middle part of the decade. It was there that she released some of the most potent material of her illustrious career, such as “One Love At A Time,” “Just Another Love,” and “Strong Enough To Bend.” The next decade showed no let down in her momentum, as she hit with songs that continued to touch her fan base – like “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane,” “Soon,” and “Little Things.” For tickets and more info, visit victorytheatre.com. Victory Theatre: 600 Main St. / 7pm

Jun 10: Cracker Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years; alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. Co-Founders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for almost a quarter of a century - amassing 10 studio albums and hit songs including "Low," "EuroTrash Girl," "Get Off This," and "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me." For more info, call 844-205-4223 or visit lincolnamphitheatre.com. Lincoln Amphitheatre: 15032 E. County Rd. 1500, Lincoln City, IN / 6pm

Jun 11: Blues Appreciation Day Presented by the River Basin Blues Society, Blues Appreciation day brings together some of the most talented players in the tri-state to celebrate the music that started it all. Featuring Ryan Rigdon & The Hi Rize Hillbillies, David Dunavent & Evol Love and the incredible Boscoe France Band, this event captures the essence of the blues - raw and real. There's no cover charge so bring your friends and family and enjoy an entire evening of great local music. For more info, visit evansvilleblues.com. Lamasco Bar & Grill: 1331 W. Franklin St. / 4pm-close

Jun 11: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles - unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ‘63 – Oh What A Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and of course, “Grease.” Old National Events Plaza: 715 Locust St. / 8pm


NEWS4U | ARTS & ACTIVITIES Jun 15-18: W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and “Father of the Blues," William Christopher Handy. The festival books some of the hottest national and local blues talent each year. For the full festival schedule, visit handyblues.org. Audubon Mill Park: Henderson, KY

Jun 18: Mystique Winery Cajun Fest Both a music festival and animal shelter benefit, Cajun Fest is guaranteed to be a blast. Musicians and bands scheduled to appear include Ben Jenkins, Honey Roy Band, Brad Lemmons and Lindsey Williams. There will also be 10 unique art vendors and plenty of Cajun food served by two different animal shelters. For more info, call 812-922-5612 or visit mystiquewine.com. Mystique Winery: 13000 Gore Rd., Lynnville, IN / 11am-8pm

Jun 22-25: ROMP Fest Featuring headliners John Prine, Punch Brothers, Del McCoury & David Grisman and Sam Bush Band, ROMP Fest 2016 promises the very best in bluegrass and folk music. Original arts and crafts, farmto-table healthy food vendors, and professionally-led children's activities (including a spray park and playgrounds), endear audiences to ROMP. Above and beyond that, ROMP is beloved for its gorgeous setting. Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its raptor rescue center, winding creek and fishing lake, sweeping tree-lines, nature trails and vast grassy fields, is very much part of the spirit and festival culture that brings thousands to ROMP each year. Yellow Creek Park: Owensboro, KY

Jun 23: Independent LGBT Film Screening An independent LGBT film from the Alhambra Film Festival will be screened starting at dark. Alhambra Theatre: 50 Adams Ave. / 8pm

Jun 24-25: Arts in Harmony Arts in Harmony is an open-air fine arts, crafts and music festival in historic downtown New Harmony. More than 40 local and regional artists are expected to be present and there is music by local and nationally known musicians. You'll discover a wealth of arts and crafts, from paintings, hand-blown glass, sculpture, and jewelry to ceramics, basketry, ironwork, woodwork, and furnishings. Free. Rain or Shine. For more info, visit newharmony.biz. Historic Ribeyre Gym, corner of Tavern and Main streets: New Harmony, IN

Jun 25: Dirty Deeds USA - The Ultimate AC/DC Experience Assembled by former members of several popular AC/DC tribute bands, this all-star cast is bringing the ultimate AC/DC tribute to new heights. The "Dirty Deeds" concert experience is truly extreme, featuring two high-energy shows complete with exciting stage

props. Lincoln Amphitheatre: 15032 E. County Rd. 1500, Lincoln City, IN / 6pm

Jun 26: Music in the Park w/ the Owensboro Community Band The public is invited to Music in the Park with the Owensboro Community Band. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair to enjoy a relaxing afternoon under the canopy of trees at Joe Ford Nature Center. The concert is free, but donations will be greatly appreciated. For more info, call 270-302-2755 or visit joefordcenter. com. Joe Ford Nature Center: Gradd Way off W. Second St., Owensboro, KY

Jun 26: Minions Join us for Movies on the River, where families come together for FREE films and fun on the riverfront! Concessions will be available; please do not bring coolers or pets. Despicable Me’s minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. Author: Jason Buchanan. Movies begin at dusk. RiverPark Center: 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, KY

June 26: Winzerwald Wine Bash Come out and enjoy a full day of live music, featuring the Honey Roy Band from 1-3pm. There will also be a Wine & Food Experience Tent with plenty of those big tasting German style wines that Winzerwald is famous for. Winzerwald Winery: 26300 N. Indian Lake Rd., Bristow, IN

Jun 28: "Weird Al" Yankovic “Weird Al” Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending homemade tapes in to the Dr. Demento Radio Show - has gone on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history and a pop culture icon. Now in his fourth career decade as America’s foremost song parodist, he has been honored with four Grammy Awards and 15 nominations, including his most recent win for Best Comedy Album in 2015 for Mandatory Fun, the first-ever comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts. For tickets and more info, visit victorytheatre.com. Victory Theatre: 600 Main St. / 7:30pm

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NEWS4U | LOCAL OPINION

ASK THE PASTOR

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with Kevin Fleming of First Presbyterian Church

WRITE STUFF

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Church can be really boring sometimes. Is it really required that I go every Sunday to have a relationship with god?

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here is nothing worse than a boring church service. Worship is supposed to be joyful – a celebration. Each faith community decides what that means for them. Sometimes we “click” with what is going on. Sometimes we don’t. And let’s be honest: nobody bats a thousand. Sometimes worship is really good. Sometimes it's not. But every congregation must strive to offer their very best worship on a very regular basis. In my tradition, church attendance cannot be “required.” We can highly recommend it, but we don’t have any mechanism to “force” people to attend worship. But, here’s the thing: we’re all looking for a community. We’re all looking for contact with other people. We all need a group that encourages and supports the person we are trying to be every day. That’s what the church is when it's at its best. The church is a community of fallible people, who fail on a regular basis at being the people God calls us to be. We are imperfect and inadequate. Still, we get together to admit how badly we’ve messed up and we cheer each other on to do a better job in the week ahead. If you’re looking for people to do that, you might just want to give the church a chance. First Presbyterian Church is located at 609 SE 2nd St. / 812-423-6297.

Binge-watch and Purge (Or “Netflix and Ill”) Hi, my name is Jonathan (This is where you all feign interest and say, “Hi, Jonathan!”), and I’m an addict. I’ve been on a bad binge for a while now. Like so many people my age, I’ve fallen victim to the familiar binge/purge cycle that is… streaming television. I know, I know. I’ve been there. I’ve been the one to say, “No, it’ll never happen to me!” Then, you get that first taste. Maybe it’s something small, like, “Hey, it’s only one episode of It’s Always Sunny. What harm could it do?” … You awaken to light cutting through the blinds. It slices your eyelids apart, all hot little daggers as you ignore whatever obscure British workplace comedy you just spent the night with. The credit card is on the table next to your phone. “What time is it? Hell, what day is it?” you mutter as you unlock the screen. It’s Monday morning, and if the payment confirmation screen that the hand computer opens to is any indication, you subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video and blew the whole weekend re-watching Lost. You might have to add Spotify and Tidal both into the mix later just to “get well,” as you’re now calling it. To make it worse, all your friends are just as deep in it as you. At first, it was fun, a few Rick and Morty in-jokes between friends. But now, it’s affecting your everyday relationships. You slip an Archer reference into an argument with your dad. You kneejerk correct your boss asking, “Is this them?” by saying, “Are these they?” You instinctively mumble “That was 90% gravity” as the bartender drops your drink. No one appreciates your “Baler? Hardly knew ‘er!” reference as you crush some more cardboard. (Just kidding; that gets a laugh like 60% of the time.) Dejectedly, you ask yourself, “What would Burt Macklin do?” I know I’m not the first to speak about how easy it is to fall into the trap of binge-watching. But despite my metaphor of it being like a drug, I’m actually all for it. It gives us, the fans, the final word on what makes it and what doesn’t, rather than some out-of-touch network executive throwing money at whatever he/she thinks has the most mass appeal and can fetch the most advertising dollars. But that’s another matter for another time... -JG

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NEWS4U | POLITICS

WORDS

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WHITNEY by Whitney Patterson

TRI-STATE POLITICS with Bryan Fox

Making the Case for Knight as VP

Don't be so Hard on Yourself "Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them." - Bruce Lee No one on this entire planet is perfect, although the desperate pursuit is always there, the pressure ingrained in our minds from birth. We're taught that only x plus y equals success, to adhere to this litmus test of how we should live our lives. Schooling, career choices, relationships, money, how we raise our children - it's a vicious cycle, constantly ignoring our spirituality while we mow down the "American Dream." And by spirituality, I don't necessarily mean religion. I'm talking about meditation, self-love, acceptance, being grounded, and how we treat one another without expectations of reciprocation or accolades. It's difficult sometimes to balance these things, especially when it comes to relationships. Everyone wants to be loved, accepted, and to be seen in a positive light, but here we are, just being human. I've found myself run down in the past year - it's been an unchained rollercoaster, and although I've made mistakes, allowed myself to be hurt by the actions of others that are ultimately reflections of their own pain, I've done the same. It's sometimes easier to pretend that we are always correct rather than admit, 'Hey, I f-ed up. I'm sorry,' and it's even easier to avoid that confrontation altogether. I've been accused many times in my life of being "unapproachable" or "difficult to talk to" because I've never felt the need to sugarcoat things and I'd rather just sit down and quash whatever needs to be addressed. I don't always get the outcome I'd prefer, but I'm also willing to forgive, try again, and eventually, if need be for my own peace, to walk away. But personally, I'd rather risk the discomfort of facing my mistake or expressing my feelings than let it eat away at a chance of redemption. Life is too damn short. A great friend once shared this reflection piece with me: How can I learn to see this perceived curse as a blessing? How can I grow from here? What is life trying to teach me? What does my soul want the rest of its journey to look like? How am I being invited to transform? Don't be so hard on yourself, say how you feel, remind others of what they mean to you, and know when to let go. Only you can live your own life - just remember that everyone else is out there trying to live theirs, too. Signed, Whitney Patterson, who is not Oprah

Many tri-staters saw former IU basketball coach Bobby Knight campaign with Trump when he came to Evansville. What people saw were two excellent speakers commanding the stage, demanding the audience's attention. Trump’s team will be vetting hundreds of candidates to be his running mate. This will include politicians, business people, and some people in the entertainment industry, but let me make the case for Knight. First, Knight has Midwestern roots; he was born in the swing state of Ohio and is well-known and respected in other Midwestern swing states including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota. Despite being controversial, "The General" has always been successful on and off the court. On a personal note, Knight has been divorced once but there have never been any reports of infidelities. His clean record should provide a much-needed balance for the ticket. Being a well-respected sports figure, Knight also has developed friendships with some of the most notable names in sports. This includes Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, former baseball manager Tony Larussa and former football coach Bill Parcells. Knight helped Trump win Indiana with his status as a sports icon. Just think what other sports icons in other states could do. This is just a fantasy from one Indiana basketball fan, but it is something to seriously ponder. The views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of News4U.

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VA N DE R B U R G H

HU MA N E

SOCIE T Y

Each month we’ll be checking in with the VHS for the latest good news and to help find furever homes for some of their more unique/older residents.

ANIMAL SPOTLIGHT MEET ALICE, NICKY & BELLA Alice is a tortoiseshell female cat with a matching “tortietude.” She enjoys attention, but on her own terms! This gorgeous girl is 2 years old and has waited on a home at VHS longer than all 120 of the other cats. She’ll enjoy a home with lots of sunbeams in which to bask and a cat tree on which to snooze. She can live peacefully with other cats, and currently lives in the Cageless Cat Lounge! Alice will go home spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and FeLV/FIV tested for only $30!

Nicky is a 13-year-old male Chihuahua! He and his siblings, JoJo and Kay, were surrendered to VHS when their owner’s health and finances made managing three dogs pretty difficult. They are all very well-tempered, like car rides, and get along great with other animals. Being a senior means Nicky will have a harder time finding a home, but all he wants is a comfy couch where he can spend his golden years! His $120 adoption fee includes his neuter, microchip, vaccines, and heartworm test. Adopt two dogs at the same time to the same household and get a $25 discount!

Meet Bella, one of FOUR potbellied pigs up for adoption right now! She’s a 2 year-old female and weighs 64 lbs. She’s housetrained and leash-trained. Pigs are very social animals and actually very clean. They’ll do just fine as indoor pets! Bella is a little nervous in big crowds and around big exuberant dogs, so she’d need a family without a lot of ruckus. But she has gotten along great with cats, kids, rabbits, & calmer dogs. She is spayed and vaccinated. Her favorite snacks are apples & oranges and she enjoys fresh veggies too. Bella’s adoption fee is $250. Pigs are not allowed in Evansville city limits, so someone in the county or out of town will need to give her a forever home!

Vanderburgh Humane Society

400 Millner Industrial Drive • 2 blocks west of Garvin Park in Evansville 812-426-2563 • Adoption Hours: Tues-Sat 12-6pm • www.vhslifesaver.org

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ADOPTION SPOTLIGHT

After losing the two most important people in my life, I decided to go back to something I'd always loved: volunteering at the VHS. My "job" was to take a puppy or dog to a local nursing home twice a month to visit the residents who lived there. In November of 2011, I'd gone to the shelter to choose a pup for that day, and while there were none available, there was a little brown dog barking up a storm, begging for love from anyone who passed her enclosure. I chose to take her, and the moment I attached a leash to her collar, she was remarkably calm and very loving. They told me that she was five years old, and had already been there for five months. After two hours at the nursing home, I fell in love with Lucy and adopted her the next day. Lucy has been stuck to me like glue for the last five years. She may be small, but she's got a mighty personality and a heart as big as the sun! People have commented to me that I "saved her" when I brought her home, but I can honestly say that Lucy "saved me" too!  - Sarah Grove


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YOUR GUIDE TO FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES IN JUNE Jun 3: Vectren Evening on the River Stroll along the river and enjoy music, food, and libations while supporting the Evansville park Foundation and keep Evansville Beautiful. The night includes stage and street performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, a silent auction, and a moveable feast from local restaurants, wine shops, caterers, and grocers. Tickets are $35-$50. Must be 21 to enter. Downtown Evansville Riverfront

Jun 4: Zoo Brew Revel in a fun-filled evening of beer and wine sampling from more than two dozen vendors. Live music, entertainment, and exotic animals round out the experience. For tickets, visit meskerparkzoo.com. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden: 1545 Mesker Park Drive / 6pm-9pm

Jun 4: Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk

Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church: 609 SE 2nd St. / 7pm

Jun 9: Divas & Dogs for PAAWS Divas & Dogs for PAAWS is a fundraising event to help raise money for the PAAWS organization. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while voting on the best dog and grumpy cat pictures, and watching models wearing stunning clothes and golf attire from Glitters & Traditions. A Divas & Dog show featuring four-legged friends of all breeds plus mixed breeds will kick off at 6:30pm. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased from Parkdale Animal Hospital (812-853-3282), Glitters & Traditions (812-473-5755), or Diane Masterson (812-454-3280). For more info, call 812-454-3280. Rolling Hills Country Club: 1666 Old Plank Rd., Newburgh, IN / 5:30pm

Survivors, families, and local businesses are invited to form walk teams and fundraise for this American Heart Association event. All proceeds will benefit the AHA, building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more info, visit evansvilletristateheartwalk.org. Levee Authority Grassy Knoll (next to Emtrak): 701 Veterans Memorial Parkway / 8am

Jun 10-11: Annunciation Parish Summer Social

Jun 4: Willard Library Annual Book Sale

Jun 10-12: OMG!Con 2016

The Evansville area's largest one-day book sale featuring a large collection of fiction, history, cookbooks, etc. This annual sale is held inside Willard Library's newest addition in the Lankford Archives Reading Room and the Browning Gallery. For more info, call 812-425-4309. Willard Library: 21 N. First Ave. / 9am

Jun 4-5: St. Boniface Summer Social Saturday will feature grilled pork chop dinners with trimmings, dessert, and a drink until 7pm. Sunday's lunch will be fried or grilled chicken dinners. Carry out will be available both days. The social will feature a grand raffle with more than $7,000 in prizes, air-conditioned bingo, quilts, paddle wheel, games, food stands, theme baskets, entertainment, and much more. Tours of the Historic St. Boniface Church and Grotto will be from 11am to 3pm on Sunday. The whole event runs from 5pm-9pm Saturday and from 11am-7pm Sunday. For more info, call 812-423-1721. St. Boniface: 418 N. Wabash Ave.

Jun 6: Annual Ted Donosky MS Golf Scramble

During this summer social, activities include Luck of the Draw, basket raffle, cash and quilt raffle; inflatables in the gym; outside food booths, rides and games and musical entertainment. Dinners will be served 5-7pm. $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more info, call 812-476-3061. Christ the King: 3010 E. Chandler Ave.

OMG!Con is an annual event that brings together anime, videogames and general fandom for a weekend of fun & excitement. There are special guests, vendors, panels/workshops  and  events such as cosplay contests and videogame tournaments. For more info, call 270-687-8800 or visit omgcon.com. Owensboro Convention Center: 501 W. 2nd St., Owensboro, KY

Jun 11: 4th Annual Canine Carnival & Mardi Paws It Takes A Village No-Kill Canine Rescue welcomes you to join in the fun at Historic Bosse Field for their annual fundraiser. Activities include a dog fashion show/cutest dog, arts & crafts for kids, photos with your pet, bounce house and slide, silent auction, carnival games for kids and more. There will also be a beer garden, lots of food, live music and plenty of adoptable puppies and dogs available. Entry is open to the public: $5 for adults, $1 for children 12 & under. For sponsorship and vendor info, visit itvrescue.org. Historic Bosse Field: 1701 N. Main St.

The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association will host its annual golf scramble in memory of Ted Donosky. The event will include lunch before a shot gun start, dinner after the scramble, and a silent auction. For more info, call 812-423-5943 or visit tristatems.org. Rolling Hills Country Club: 1066 Old Plank Rd. / 11:30am

Jun 11: Colon Screening for Life 5K Run/Walk

Jun 9: Kelly Coures LGBT Talk

Jun 11: Relay for Life of Evansville

Kelly Coures will give his talk on 3,000 years of LGBT history at 7pm at First

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This year's Color Screening for Life 5K will be celebrating 10 years of helping raise colorectal cancer awareness. For more info, visit colonscreeningforlife.com/5k. Old National Bank: Downtown Evansville / 7am

It's celebration time for local cancer survivors who have been given more


NEWS4U | COMMUNITY & FAMILY birthdays! There will be a DJ, lots of fun activities and yummy food to enjoy. The survivors lap will be at 11am and luminarias in honor or memory of loved ones will be displayed at dark. Please come help us continue the funding for research for the more than 100 types of cancer. For more info, email allison.clayton@cancer.org, call 812-475-9486 or visit relayforlife. org/evansvillein. Goebel Soccer Complex: 6800 N. Green River RD. / 11am

The Garden Club of Henderson will host Gardens That Swing VI Tour. The tour is held in conjunction with the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in advance form Third Street House, Days Garden Center, and the Henderson County Tourism Commission at the Depot at 101 Water Street. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at any of the gardens. Henderson, KY/ 10am-4pm

Jun 11: Reptile Roundup

Jun 18: Cluster Truck

Learn all about the wonderful world of reptiles at Wesselman Woods Nature Center. This family-friendly event includes hands-on activities and lots of opportunities to meet live animals. Wesselman Woods Nature Center: 551 N. Boeke Rd. / 10am

Evansville's first food truck festival will feature dozens of food trucks selling a huge selection of various meals, as well as live music, plus beer and wine sales. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Downtown Alliance and the Jacobsville Join In. Signature dishes offered up by local and regional food trucks competing for a $5,000 grand prize and $2,500 in additional cash prizes! Admission is free. Garvin Park: 1600 N. Main St. / 10am-10pm

Jun 12: 10th Annual Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon This popular event hosted by the Vincennes City Parks and Recreation Department invites men, women, and children (age 13 and older) to swim-bike-run or run-bike-run. The event challenges all, whether a beginner or experienced athlete, to experience the thrill of the finish. The course includes swimming at Vincennes' brand new aquatic center, Rainbow Beach; biking a flat to gentle rolling route to Fritchton and back; and running the flat streets of the neighborhoods bordering the park. The funds raised from this event are used for the betterment of Vincennes Parks. For more info, visit tryknoxcounty.org. Gregg Park: Vincennes, IN

Jun 12: TSA PRIDE Picnic This marks the 37th year for the picnic in the Evansville area. Contact Wally Paynter for event details. Burdette Park, Bishea Shelter House: 5301 Nurrenbern Rd.

Jun 17: Bowling for Rhinos

Jun 18: PRIDE Event This Evansville PRIDE event starts at Bokeh Lounge with Drag Queen Bingo followed by music in front of the fountain and Alhambra Theatre. Downtown Evansville / 2-4pm & 7-11pm

Jun 21: Suicide Prevention Seminar Suicide is a major cause of death especially in teens and young adults. This seminar will give you clues of what to look for, as well as tools for helping the suicidal person to know life is worth living. You will learn life-saving skills on how to offer hope through positive action and, thereby, prevent a possible tragedy. Speakers from Deaconess Cross Pointe. The seminar  is open  to all with free admission. For more info, call 812-677-6043 or contact DeAnne at splittorff@antioch.edu. Oakhill Christian Center: 4901 Oak Hill Rd. / 6:30 pm

Hosted by the Mesker Zoo Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers, this “striking” annual event includes a bowl-a-thon and silent auction. Help funds in situ (on-site) conservation efforts in areas of the world where rhinos are impacted by threats such as habitat loss and poaching. For more info, visit meskerparkzoo.com. River City Recreation: 1050 S. Weinbach Ave.

Jun 22-26: ShrinersFest & Air Show

Jun 17: PRIDE Dance Party

Jun 24: Ellis Park Night

The Evansville PRIDE dance party will take place with DJs playing music in front of the fountain and the Alhambra Theatre. Downtown Evansville / 7pm-11pm

SWIRCA & More takes a trip to the racetrack for a night of horse racing and gambling at Ellis Park. Guests enjoy a dinner at SWIRCA & More then head over to Ellis Park to watch the Thoroughbreds race around the track. Guests may ride the bus or provide their own transportation. For more info, call 812-464-7800 or visit swirca.org. Ellis Park: 3300 U.S. 41, Henderson, KY / 5pm

*Jul 10: Bike Run to benefit Cpl. Levi Hubbs The 80-mile ride starts at the American Legion in Newburgh - all bikes are welcome, including jeeps and other vehicles. The event benefits Warrick Co. native Cpl. Levi Hubbs and features a diamond ring raffle, silent auction and plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. Rain or shine. Sign in from 9-10:30am. First bike out at 10am. *Date moved from June 18 th to July 10th. Newburgh American Legion: 711 State St., Newburgh, IN

Jun 18: Gardens that Swing VI Tour

The area's favorite summer festival returns to the downtown riverfront this June for five days of family fun. Activities include: Air Show, Water Show, Philharmonic, Ultimate Air Dogs, Nightly Concerts, Beer Gardens, Carnival Rides and more. Bring on the noise! For more info, visit shrinersfest.com. Downtown Evansville

Jun 26: One Cancer Day at a Time Fundraiser Come out and help the Evansville Northside Optimist Club raise money to benefit One Cancer Day at a Time. Enjoy an Auto & Cornhole Festival, including a Poker Run, Car Show and Cornhole Tournament. For more info, including times and registration directives, call 812-760-1811 or visit EvansvilleNorthsideOptimistClub.org. Vanderburgh County 4H grounds: 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd.

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Mother's Day (PG-13) Open Road Films

Directed by Garry Marshall, Mother’s Day is the third film in a genre that intertwines the lives of individuals with the backdrop of a holiday that has been commercialized in America. Like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day tells the story of several characters with different backgrounds and their relationships with their mothers and the highs and lows of motherhood. The movie includes a recently divorced mother; a far-right conservative mother coming to grips with having a lesbian for a daughter and another daughter married to an Indian; a mother with a toddler who has abandonment issues; a grief-stricken father coping with having to spend his first Mother’s Day alone; a mother who gave up her daughter at birth now reconnecting with her as an adult. As the movie progresses, we see the trials and tribulations that each of these mothers have to endure. The divorced mother has to cope with her ex-husband marrying a much younger woman; the conservative mother has to cope with the fact that not only who her daughters have chosen as a partner but they kept it a secret from her; the mother with the toddler has to decide if she wants to marry her babies’ daddy; the grief-stricken father has problems moving on with his life. Finally, the mother who gave up her daughter has to explain her reasoning for giving her up. While the central theme surrounding Valentine’s Day was love and New Year’s Eve was new beginnings, Mother’s Day revolves around the relationship between a mother and her children. While the movie could have done a better job making this the central point of the movie, Mother’s Day did show many of the hardships modern mothers face these days. - Bryan Fox

Money Monster (R) Sony Pictures

It’s the train wreck that everyone LOVES to watch happen, no matter the outcome: a live-television recording of a hostage situation involving Lee Gates (George Clooney), host of the financial network show Money Monster, and a broke and unstable shareholder named Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) with a gun and an explosive-packed vest. Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) has to direct the show with her crew while they investigate where $800 million disappeared to before Lee and the entire studio are blown to pieces right before viewers' eyes.

While the plotline sounds suspenseful, the film is mostly anti-climactic and predictable throughout. Once you’ve seen a hostage situation drama, you’ve seen them all! Still, despite the cheesy New York-accented police officers and the anticipated silent love story between Lee and Patty, Money Monster is worth the price of admission simply because of the always exceptional Clooney, Roberts, and O’Connell and the righteous ‘search for justice’ ideology that accompanies the storyline. While most movies that question social justice and business morals can be incredibly preachy and tacky, this film is quite the opposite. Witty banter between the all-star lineup of actors takes the edge off of the real question, “Where DOES our money go when it’s lost in the market?” Money Monster is ethically stimulating and brings to light legitimate problems within our financial world today, but it's really more for those who love the actors involved or anyone who's in need of a hostage situation fix. - Alysha Rice

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Hush (R)

Intrepid Pictures/Netflix True anticipatory horror films are few and far between. Not relying solely on jumpy scenes and gore (although it's not lacking in this arena), Hush purveys complete palmsweating, heart-pounding terror in the form of real-life possibilities - reminding viewers that humans are ultimately more frightening than any supernatural force or monster. Maddie Young (Kate Siegel, Oculus/ co-writer) lives alone in a secluded wooded area - the perfect environment for her work as a fiction writer - but after a short visit from her neighbor, the evening turns into something nightmares are made of. Deaf and mute from bacterial meningitis since age 13, she is faced with isolation and desperation she's never before experienced, forced to make a choice: give up or use her sensory losses advantageously. With a chilling performance by John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom) as the militant home invader and an authentic portrayal of Maddie by a hearing person, Hush is hands-down the best white-knuckle slasher I've seen in a long time. To pack that much anxiety into 80 minutes with less than 15 minutes of dialogue is quite an achievement. I think it's safe to say we can expect more heavy-hitting horror flicks from writer/ director Mike Flanagan. Seriously impressed.

Showplace Cinemas East 1801 Morgan Center Drive Evansville, IN 47715 Showplace Cinema North 4200 N. 3rd Ave. Evansville, IN 47710 Showplace Cinemas South 950 Hebron Ave. Evansville, IN 47714 Showplace Cinemas Newburgh 8099 Bell Oaks Drive Newburgh, IN 47630 Showplace Cinemas Princeton 2691 W. Broadway St. Princeton, IN 47670 Showplace Cinemas Henderson 406 Walker Drive Henderson, KY 42420 Showplace Cinemas Harrisburg 701 N. Commercial St. Harrisburg, IL 62946

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The Forest (PG-13) Gramercy Pictures

When Sara Price receives a phone call from police in Japan stating that her twin sister Jess has disappeared into the Aokigahara Forest, the most popular site for suicide in Japan, she quickly boards a plane determined to find her. Upon arrival, she is met with what she believes is nonsensical mythology about yurei (angry ghosts) inhabiting the forest, and is vehemently begged not to enter. Dismissive and convinced that Jess is still alive, Sara seeks the help of travel journalist Aiden (Taylor Kinney, Chicago Fire) after meeting him at one of the last places Jess was seen with the agreement that he can document her story for an article. Delving deeper into the forest after their guide refuses to stay through the night, lines between reality and myth become blurred, and Sara's now faced with the feat of staying alive while trying to find her twin the same. The Price sisters are mildly portrayed by Natalie Dormer of The Tudors and Game of Thrones, maybe to be expected with boring dialogue, scant scares, and little character development. With such a broad opportunity for a great film, it feels thin despite the budget, scenery, and cast, and somewhat of a disappointment as fledgling director Jason Zada's first feature film - a patchy psychological thriller coined as horror. - Whitney Patterson

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NEWS4U | MUSIC REVIEWS Beyoncé Lemonade Columbia Beyoncé’s latest release is an exceptional pop album that reaches all over the music industry for help. The all-star musicians behind the scenes of Lemonade are what truly make it a great album. The writing and production credits include the likes of Led Zeppelin, Animal Collective, Diplo, James Blake, Jack White, Father John Misty and Kendrick Lamar (just to name a few). The eclectic cast brings out the best in Beyoncé who brings out the best in pop music.

Deakin Sleep Cycle My Animal Home After seven years of waiting, Animal Collective guitarist Josh Dibb - aka Deakin - has finally followed through on his Kickstarter promise to record and release his debut album. Though Sleep Cycle is only six songs and a little over half an hour, it's quite beautiful and serene. While his Animal Collective kin went into the studio and farted out Painting With without him, Deakin really took his time soul searching and crafting a great piece of art. You can listen to this wonderful little album at deakinjams.bandcamp.com.

Kevin Morby Singing Saw Dead Oceans Singing Saw is a hike through a foggy mountain trail; it’s a drive down a rainy highway. Kevin Morby’s calming voice and fuzzy guitars are your guide, pulling at your wrist and leading you through the winding woods. Every little element in this folk rock album is necessary and executed with perfection. Singing Saw is a drowsy daydream and a cozy cabin cot. Get lost in Singing Saw. When the album ends, don’t treat it like some fleeting memory, flip the record and start it over again. This album demands your attention, and you deserve every peaceful scene it will conjure in your mind. - Russell Finn

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Tacocat Lost Time Hardly Art Eight-letter dirty F-word punk band Tacocat's third release is stuffed with beachy tunes of crushed velvet vocals waxing thoughts of TV characters, the female condition, the male agenda and cookie-cutter society. Kaleidoscopic but clean, sweetly sarcastic and honestly nonchalant, Lost Time provides everything missing from the shallow mainstream without taking it too seriously. Opening track "Dana Katherine Scully" is an ode to The X-Files character that discreetly snubs Mulder without even mentioning his name, and "FDP" is a clipped summary of the day in the life of a bleeding female - "worst possible day/ I need you to go away/ red sheets cover the bed/ lightning bolts in my head." "Leisure Bees" and "Night Swimming" address the dichotomy of the American Dream versus actually living, while "The Internet" and "Talk" reject victimization of the information age - "together, together alone/ stay true, true to your phone." And if anyone can roll their eyes through vocals and lyrics, it's Emily Nokes. Just listen to "You Can't Fire Me, I Quit" and "Plan A/ Plan B" - it's The Go-Gos meets Waxahatchee. Lost Time is one of the most solid albums I've heard all year. Rock on

Mock Orange Put the Kid on the Sleepy Horse TopShelf Records When they're not playing to packed venues in Japan, the quartet known as Mock Orange maintain humble lives despite being one of the most successful bands Evansville's ever borne. Evolving both in sound and skill over the past 20-plus years, they play sporadic, sold-out shows locally to a dedicated base while continuously attracting new fans - probably because their music remains relevant, and they put on a damn good show. Put the Kid on the Sleepy Horse is both reminiscent and fresh, with soaring riffs, distortion, and twinkly notes from Asher accompanied by Grace's full bass and Metzger's spread. Grisham's yearning, weaving vocals create a gossamer blanket for a cornucopia of overwhelmingly impressive elements, breaking only occasionally to let listeners remember to breathe. And the fact that there's never a hint of competition along with the tightness of sound shows the band's maturity and camaraderie, a difficult feat with only one member replacement since its inception. "Nine Times" shows their versatility, while tracks like "Window" and "I'm Leaving" prove they haven't lost any grit. "Be Gone" and "Too Good Your Dreams Don't Come True" (favorite, hands-down) are both ethereal and punky. No more spoilers - buy the album and attend the release party at Lamasco June 10th.


Drake Views Young Money Yoni & Geti Testarossa Joyful Noise Recordings The second collaboration of rapper Serengeti (David Cohn) and Yoni Wolf (WHY?) is a storyteller album, utilizing Geti's seemingly innate ability to completely disregard mainstream rap while still embracing the original agenda of the genre and shedding his alter-ego Kenny to tell the bittersweet and colorful love story of a fictional couple affected by a touring musician's lifestyle. Enhanced by Yoni's inventive production and experimental elements and Geti's dark, prolific vocals and socially honest lyrics, Testarossa is anything but boring. Davy and Maddy have a shotgun wedding, short and sweet, but Davy's lust for the limelight takes him on tour despite his band's popularity quickly fizzling. On "Allegheny," the first flames are fanned, with a baby at home while living it up on the road and surfaced guilt expressed through quick rhymes and silky confessions - "I told you once, I told you twice/ honeypie, I'm cold as ice/ gotta catch a flight/ only cuz you're not quite a poltergeist." Trying to fill the void with material things while on the high, the distance escalates on "Madeline," deceitfully sunny until it's not. Their chemistry is unbelievable. A darkly whimsical sequential adventure, one could listen to this album 50 times and hear something new every time.

Drake’s highly anticipated Views was the hip hop album I was most looking forward to all last year. The Canadian rapper teased his fans with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, What a Time to Be Alive, and “Hotline Bling.” Drake won over new fans when he slew Meek Mill on “Charged Up” and “Back to Back” in one of the best rap beefs in recent memory. Finally, coming way later than initially promised, Drake gives us Views, and it disappoints. The album has some solid songs (“Hotline Bling” is on all releases as a bonus track) and that excellent, sleek production value that is found on nearly everything that accompanies Drake’s smooth voice. However, overall, Views doesn’t stand a chance when compared to his earlier releases. The 20-song album feels monotonous and bloated when trying to listen to it from start to finish. There’s not nearly enough diversity and only a quarter of the songs have featured artists - which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but collaborating with some other people (see Beyoncé’s Lemonade review) could have spiced things up a bit. Views isn’t a bad album, it’s just not at all remarkable and not what we’ve come to expect from “Last Name: Ever, First Name: Greatest.” - Russell Finn

Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool XL "I thought you hated Coldplay," a ghost from my past once said when I posted a depressing song that spoke to me at the time. Oh, but wait... we're talking about Radiohead. Years ago, I never would have compared the two, but similarly, I typically only listen to Radiohead when I'm in a special funk, and let's not deny it, kids - some of this album is definitely cry-alone-in-the-dark forgettable until it's necessary. Sometimes grossly beautiful, yes. Iconic? Not really. Don't get me wrong - I grew up on Radiohead, and there are songs that will forever define certain periods of my life, but like your oldest friends, bands will sometimes let you down. "Burn the Witch," for example, has been teased and dragged out for so long and the finished version feels thin despite the orchestral quality, like watered-down Muse or "When I Ruled the World" without Chris Martin's self-indulgence. The message is there, but the application... whatever. With "True Love Waits" and "Identikit" (which is actually decent), it's like they decided "Hey, we have a few songs that we've toyed with - let's finish them, throw in some fluff and crash the internet. They still love us, right?" Yes, Thom, I do. I'm not angry with you, just a little disappointed. - Whitney Patterson

The Cold Stares Dark Dark Blue Self-Released Hardworking Nashville duo The Cold Stares are proof that you don't need a six piece band to sound like one - in a cellophane landscape of pop, EDM, and hip-hop, they're a true rock band. Even a tough battle with cancer couldn't keep front man Chris Tapp from the intense musical magic created when collaborating with fellow musician Brian Mullins, and their fourth release is white-hot. There's no lack of tight riffs, chomping drums, power-vocals or honest lyrics - it's a whole lot of rock packed into just five tracks. From the thundering snarl of "The Great Unknown" to the stuck-in-your-head-for-a-week "Two Keys and a Good Book" to the raw and blues-y "Mountain," it's a neatly-packaged EP that leaves us begging for the next full-length album. Cross your fingers and keep an ear out. - Whitney Patterson

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NEWS4U | BEER REVIEWS URBAN CHESTNUT ZWICKEL LAGER

Daniel Knight • 3.5 The brewer calls this one a Bavarian style lager. I’ve had a few good German lagers and agree. It pours golden and slightly cloudy and displays a bubbly two finger head that quickly fades away. The brew itself has a light effervescence that stays active (tiny bubbles rising to the top) throughout the drinking session. The nose is grassy with pale malts and light yeast. Likewise, the taste is crisp, light, grassy, and crackery with light malts. There's a bit of spicy bitterness in the aftertaste - kind of funky, but after a few swigs, you get acclimated and can enjoy it. Paul Bragin • 4.5 A thick white head forms on this cloudy, golden Bavarian style lager. The scent profile contains a decent balance of malt and hop notes, with the malt smell a bit stronger. The taste contains more of the balanced elements. This lager can serve as an excellent introduction for someone who is new to craft beer and looking for an easy transition. Pair it with a German blue cheese or seafood dishes. Jabez Martinez • 4 I've had the other beers that this brewery makes and I have to admit, I like them better. This one has the classic lager flavor but nothing that really grabs my attention. This and the other offering from this brewery can be located at the Schnuck's on the north side. I had one of the other beers from this brewery at the Hornville Tavern and really enjoyed it. I will try to sample more.

BELL'S OBERON

Daniel Knight • 3.5 Okay, I have to admit that I really like this brewery. That said, I mostly don’t care for wheat ales. You guessed it, it’s one of my favorites. It pours a clearerthan-you’d-expect-for-a-wheat-beer yelloworange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. The aroma is of wheat, grain, and mild spicy hop aromas. The flavor reflects the aroma with wheat, grain and a yeasty bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel of this brew is a little fuller than most wheat ales; probably why I like it more than most. Paul Bragin • 3.5 A thin white head tops a straw-colored wheat beer. Smelling the beer reveals a combination of malt, wheat and hops, with the hops taking a more prominent presence in the end. The taste begins with sweet malt notes in the beginning and a bit of an aftertaste in the finish. This beer seems like a cross between wheat beer and lager. Pair it with seafood, salads or cheeses like goat cheese or Edam. Jabez Martinez • 4 I know there was a lot of hype about Oberon when it first came out, but I think it's just a little better than average. The aroma has light hops and a nice blend of citrus fruits; the flavor is very light and refreshing. I really enjoy the citrus and orange flavors that are balanced well with the bitterness of the hops and wheat. Is it the Holy Grail of beer? Not really, but it's still pretty solid for a wheat ale.

KONA CASTAWAY IPA

Daniel Knight • 3.25 The beer is slightly hazy-amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It pours with a one finger white head that dies down quickly, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides. The nose is of malt, slight citrus, and earthy herbal hop aromas. The taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. The hops are light on the palate for an IPA. It has a relatively low level of carbonation and a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid citrus notes, but it doesn't impress me as much as I hoped it would. Paul Bragin • 4 A thick white head crowns a cloudy, golden India Pale Ale. Pine scents from the hops fill the nose with the first smell. The hop presence mellows out when first sipping the beer, but returns in the long finish. This might be a good choice for someone who is new to drinking IPAs. Pair it with a Hawaiian treat like pineapple wrapped in bacon to accent the flavors of both the food and the beer. Jabez Martinez • 4 This is a hazy, light amber-colored beer. I guess they are also throwing their hat into the IPA club. I like the sweet hops and malt flavors but once again, it's only a little better than average. Kona has put out some other great flavors but this is probably my least favorite.

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SOUTHERN TIER HOP SUN

Daniel Knight • 3 The brewers call this one a Summer Wheat Beer. It pours a mostly clear, pale straw color with minimal head. The nose is faint citrus aromas with subtle hops and wheat. The taste is light with a profile that mimics its aroma plus a sparkling, effervescent kind of mouthfeel. I imagine wheat beer fans will really enjoy this one, however, I don’t personally find anything exceptional about it. For what it is, it’s a good one - drinkable and light.

Paul Bragin • 4 A thick white head rests on top of this gold-colored wheat beer when poured into a wheat beer glass and never completely disappears. The familiar scents of wheat and a hint of banana find your nose even before bringing the glass close to your face. The first sip contains a brief pause before the wheat flavors form on your tongue and stay for the finish. Pair this summer seasonal with lighter foods like picnic fare. Jabez Martinez • 4 This is a clear, amber-colored beer with a clean hops flavor. It's light and refreshing and has everything I want in a summer beer. It coats your mouth and feels like it could be a good beer to sit by the pool with and waste an afternoon.

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NEWS4U | BEER REVIEWS LEINENKUGEL'S GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY

LEINENKUGEL'S SUMMER SHANDY

Guest Reviewers Courtesy of SWIRCA Rachel Sievers • 3 The grapefruit smell hits you as soon as you pop the top - there's no mistaking it. This cloudy, amber-colored beer pours up a healthy white foam and goes down very smooth...if you like the taste of grapefruit. If that's not your thing, then chances are this Shandy may be a little overwhelming. And even if you do like the taste, you may find yourself stopping after just one or two beers. That's not necessarily a negative. It's just that while the excessive fruitiness makes this a refreshing drink, it's not something you're likely to be ordering or buying in quantity. Perhaps Leinenkugel's was trying to appeal to women with this Shandy, but if that's the case, I'm afraid they missed the mark just a little. Still, for a quick burst of flavor, it's not bad at all. Keith Gander • 2.5 I agree with Rachel on this one - the smell of this Grapefruit Shandy is very noticeable when you first pop the top. It's a nice aroma and there's a good head when you pour the beer into a glass, but the white grapefruit flavor (with a note of fresh-cut citrus) seems a bit overdone. I also notice a bit of an aftertaste. Overall, it's a decent beer but probably not one that I would choose when I'm at a bar or the local liquor store. In short, I prefer a more traditional beer.

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Rachel Sievers • 4 Now, this Shandy from Leinenkugel's is more my speed. It pours a cloudy yellow color with a thick foam top - it's very smooth and crisp and doesn't overdo the fruitiness. In fact, I almost wish the lemon flavor had a bit more bitterness. Unlike the Grapefruit Shandy, the Summer Shandy will leave you wanting more. Other Shandys taste more like beer, but this one hides the aftertaste which probably makes it an ideal choice for the average drinker, or even more likely, anyone who doesn't drink that often. The lack of hoppiness also appeals to me and I could definitely see myself ordering this one on occasion. Keith Gander • 4.25 Again, I'm in agreement with Rachel here. This is a perfect summertime beer that goes down very smooth with a refreshing natural lemon flavor. There's decent carbonation and not much of an aftertaste with this one which is a big plus. It pours up a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head and has a very pleasant aroma - very crisp. Normally, I prefer more hoppy beers - IPAs and such - but I think Leinenkugel's has created a very drinkable weiss beer with this Lemon Shandy, perfect for the sunny days ahead.


NEWS4U | WINE REVIEWS

Ready for a refreshing summer wine? Liquor Locker's resident expert has some seasonal suggestions With all the rain we got last month, it’s really hard work watching your “significant other” cut that jungle that used to be called your yard. So, in that vein here are a few wines that I feel will beat the heat and humidity we are going to be living through for the next few months. My first choice would be Vihno Verde from Portugal. It's inexpensive with bright flavors, a good amount of crisp acidity and a small amount of effervescence that leaves you with a very refreshing, light lemony finish. Most importantly, it can be served really cold! This wine ranges from $6.99 to $15 and comes in both a white and rosé. My favorite is Gazela, from Sogrape. It’s cheap, has great flavor, and if you want, it makes a great base for a Wine Spritzer! Try this: In a tall glass filled with ice, put 1 ½ ounces of Cointreau, fill ¾ from the top with Vihno Verde and top with soda. Garnish with a slice of orange, stir and enjoy! My next choice is from Nahe, Germany. It’s a Blanc de Noir - a white wine from black grapes. It’s Pinot Noir, made as a white wine. The producer is Paul Anheuser, a distant relative of the St. Louis Anheuser family. This wine is a true “patio-pounder," balanced with bright Granny Smith apple notes and a wonderful clean finish. You can drink this as a thirst quencher, or as the wine you serve with a light lunch. It's very versatile and should be in your refrigerator in case you are having that need to knock that steamy, sticky feeling we get in the summer months. It’s around $13 a bottle and really satisfying to beat the heat!

My third choice is Sparkling Wine. There are many different ones out there and they vary in price. In the summer, I usually choose one that is inexpensive, because I want the most bang for the buck! The most popular choices are Spanish Cavas or Italian Proseccos. The grapes used in these wines vary and always deliver on flavor. My new favorite is from South Africa from the Robertson family of wines. It’s their Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. It's a very typical Sauvignon Blanc from the region. Wonderful amounts of minerality make this wine ideal to serve with oysters or shrimp, and with a slight amount of residual sugar, it gives this wine a fruitiness that leaves your palate clean with a hint of lemon and citrus flavors. For those who like doing the “Sunday Brunch” thing on the deck, or in the backyard, try this for a wonderful starter for brunch: Take a can of peaches and chill them overnight in the fridge. Pour the entire can, juice and all into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour an ounce or two into a champagne flute and top with Sparkling wine. If this doesn’t kickstart your brunch, you may be doing something wrong! I really believe this is a “Must Have” wine for summer. It runs about $13 and should fit into anyone's budget. So, I hope this is a good primer for wines to drink in the heat of summer. Again, if you have any questions or comments, I'm at the Liquor Locker. If you see me, please stop and say hello! WTWG

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