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Editor’s Corner Pg. 4 – For the Fest-ies Sports Pg. 21 – Summer Cycling with Dan’s Competition Pg. 56 – Evansville Otter Trading Cards Pg. 59 – Flex 151: Fitness Myths Debunked Business Pg. 38 – How to make your Loan process go smoothly with Clint Bender with Mortgage Masters Cuisine & Dining Pg. 30 – Jason Watson Food Critic Pg. 31 – Cooking Spotlight: Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau Farmers’ Market Pg. 32 – What’s Cookin’: Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria Pg. 33 – Local Chef Spotlight: Doug Rennie of Just Rennie’s Cookie Company & Catering Pg. 34 – Restaurant Guide Entertainment Pg. 6 - Dear Evansville: A Letter from a Not-So-Ordinary Citizen Pg. 11 – A Cookie for Your Thoughts Pg. 14 – Dancing with Our Stars Pg. 15 – Ask Shawnda Pg. 16 & 69 – Mugshots: They Defied the Law…and Lost Pg. 40 – Three’s a Crowd Pg. 45 – Comedy Alive & Well in the Tri-State Pg. 54 – In Town: Evansville Night Life Pg. 62 – Patio Jams at the Red Geranium Pg. 70 – Local Talent: Sonny Nguyen Pg. 71 – Soundboard: Likewise Pg. 72 - How I Roll Pg. 73 – The Grand Tour Pg. 74 - 21 Questions from a 21-Year-Old Pg. 78 – Arts & Activities Guide Pg. 79 – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Centre

Pg. 79 – Historic Newburgh Theatre presents: Nothing Stops this Train Pg. 81 – Games: Sudoku & More Pg. 82 – Community & Family Pg. 88 – Local Band Spotlight: The Scandalmongers Pg. 93 - Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project Pg. 95 – Clubs & Pubs Guide Pg. 96 – We Were There Reviews Pg. 76 - Beer: Cure What Ales You Pg. 80 – Book: Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer by Brian Sweany Pg. 86 – Cinema: In Theatres Pg. 87 – Cinema: New Releases Pg. 88 – Local Jam: Turkuaz at Lamasco Bar & Grill Pg. 88 – Music Coupons Pg. 22 & 23 – Save Big! Local Happenings Pg. 10 – 2013 United Leasing Championship Pg. 55 – Ultimate Summer Fun at Burdette Park Pg. 58 – Zoo Brew Pg. 61 – Casino Aztar Becomes Tropicana Evansville Pg. 85 – River City Bicycle Classic

Pg. 48 – Summer Bar Guide & Review Series

Backstage Bar & Grill, Chilly Willy’s Pub, Gerst Haus, Harbor Bay, Mojo’s BoneYard Sports Bar & Grille, Old Chicago, OV Watersports Tiki Bar and Ri Ra Irish Pub

Pg. 7 – ShrinersFest 2013: Still Flying High Pg. 8 – WC Handy Blues & BBQ Festival: Celebration of the Father of the Blues

Pg. 12 – Live at the Victory Theatre: Greg

Allman, B.B. King, Jagged Edge and Aaron Lewis: Your Backstage Pass to the Victory’s June Concert Series

Pg. 18 – ROMP 2013: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival: Interview with Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Dom Flemons Pg. 19 – Local Business Spotlight: Heidi Garza Dance Studio: The Face of Fitness in Evansville Pg. 24 – Barry Manilow at the Ford Center: Interview with the Entertainment Legend P. 25 – Destination Henderson:

Lots of Reasons to Cross the Bridge

Pg. 75 – Carson’s Brewery: The New Brews on the Block

Heidi Garza of Heidi Garza’s Dance Studio Photo by Daniel Knight of Daniel Knight’s Studio B Editor’s Note: Alice in Chains at the Centre (May Issue): The album Black Gives Way to Blue was released in 2009. Between 1990 and 1996 Alice in Chains released 3 EP’s, 3 LP’s and one live album. All said, a total of seven albums.

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Shrinerfest 2013 Daily Schedule Friday, June 28

12 p.m. – Junior Achievement Go-Kart Racing 5 p.m. – Fish Fry & Beer Garden with Scott Sublett Band

Saturday, June 29

First things first, let's address the elephant in the room: no, the Blue Angels will not be streaking across the sky at ShrinersFest, performing their head-scratching, death-defying aeronautical moves over the Ohio River.

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adly, government bureaucracy has clipped the Angels’ wings. But organizers have been working overtime to ensure that no one leaves disappointed. According to Hadi Shriners Vice President, Dale Thomas, the grounding of the Blue Angels has had an unexpected positive effect. “There were so many air shows across the country that got cancelled due to them pulling out,” he explains. “As a result, a number of dynamite acts are now available to perform at other events. We have six confirmed right now and are working to add more. So, prepare to be wowed – especially by the debut of night-time air shows, including a breathtaking 25 aircraft fly-by on Thursday evening.” Of course, the air shows are just one part of the festival. Thomas promises that past favorites like the bierstube, go-kart racing, barbecue contests, bass tournament and kids day will all be back, complemented by exciting new additions. “Every year we look to reach a wider audience,” he says. “This year we’re introducing professional wrestling. We’re also opening up the pagoda on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – we call it the VIP area. For $50 you can come in where it’s air conditioned and enjoy food and beverages – even watch the air shows from there. The cost covers all three days.” From incredible air shows to delicious food and everything in between, ShrinersFest has it all. So, please support this beloved Evansville tradition. Buy your festival buttons (just $5!) at the following locations: Hadi Shriners Office, Old National Banks, First Banks and Evansville Teachers Credit Unions. See the full schedule included for dates and times. —Thomas Ellis

6:30 a.m. – Bass Tournament at Angel Mounds Boat Ramp 7 a.m. – Junior Achievement Go-Kart Racing 8 a.m. – Car & Bike Show 8 a.m. – BBQ Contest in Hadi Shrine Parking Lot 9 a.m. – Bike Poker Run from the Pagota 7 p.m. – ShrinersFest Jam Concert at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot

Wednesday, July 3

9 a.m. – Rides & Food Booths Open 9 a.m. – Kid’s Day: Fire, EMS & Safety Presentations 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke 6 p.m. – Acoustic Knights on the Main Stage

Thursday, July 4

9 a.m. – Rides & Food Booths Open 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot with Lindsey Williams 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Josh Roberts 6 p.m. – Rolling Thunder Salute to the Military on the Main Stage 8 p.m. – Bierstube at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot with Bobby Clark Band 8 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Stompbox 40 9 p.m. – Fireworks with an Air Show Team Flyover

1 p.m. – Air Show Practice 5 p.m. – Bar Code on the Main Stage 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot with Lindsey Williams 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Junkyard Stereo 6 p.m. – Pro Wrestling 8 p.m. – Bierstube at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot with McFly 8 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Stompbox 40 8:30 p.m. – Bar Code on the Main Stage 8: 45 p.m. – Air Show

Saturday, July 6

9 a.m. – Rides & Food Booths Open 12 p.m. – Pet Food Center/ Mike Harvey 2nd Annual Dog Hop at First Ave. 1 p.m. – Air Show 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot with Jason Clutter 6 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Josh Roberts 6 p.m. – Pro Wrestling 6:30 p.m. – Dog Hop Final with Mike Harvey on Court St. & Riverside Stage 8 p.m. – Bierstube at Court St. & Riverside with Mike Harvey Super Gold Sock Hop 8 p.m. – Air Show 8:30 p.m. - Blue Steel Band on the Main Stage

Sunday, July 7

7 a.m. – Sunday Praise & Worship 9 a.m. – Rides & Food Booths Open 1 p.m. – Air Show

Friday, July 5

9 a.m. – Rides & Food Booths Open

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Blues & Barbecue Festival For over two decades, Henderson's W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has provided the tri-state area with a consistently fantastic week of food and music that only gets better each year.

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rowds continue to come in droves, packing Audubon Mill Park in anticipation of hearing some of America’s best bands – all for free. With the generous help of corporate and individual donors and the unwavering support of the community, the event has grown by leaps and bounds but still remains family-friendly. As Music Chairman Dorin Luck explains, this is no small feat. “It’s harder than it used to be to maintain a free festival – the cost of bands has gone up, production costs have gone up. But the philosophy of the Henderson Music Preservation Society and the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival is that we will never charge. The music is for anyone who wants to come out and enjoy it.” The opening Saturday of the festival promises to be both exhilarating and heart-wrenching. In addition to delicious barbecue and sets by the Jimtown Saints, Lamont Gillespie, David Dunavent and Michael Gough Band, the schedule includes a tribute to late Blues 4U guitarist Mike McKinney. His spirit will live on at the event that his band has played every single year since the festival’s inception. “Apart from being an incredible musician, Mike was a lot of fun, a truly nice guy and a dear friend of ours,” Luck says.

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As the reputation of the festival has spread, Luck has found it easier to book high-profile acts, including the likes of Joe Bonamassa and this year’s major score, Voice of the Wetlands AllStars. He describes the Louisiana super group as a “once in a lifetime thing – a really big deal.” Interestingly, Luck has scheduled the band to appear on Wednesday evening rather than the closing Saturday night spot. But there’s a method to his madness, “It’s rare for us to put a group of that caliber on stage so early in the week, but we’re doing it because we want everybody to come out that night and really get the festival going,” Luck explains. As per tradition, Thursday night is Zydeco night, featuring classic Cajun food and sets by Curley Taylor and Chubby Carrier. The Friday night line-up includes the Holmes Brothers and up-andcomers Royal Southern Brotherhood (with Gregg Allman’s son, Devon). By the time the closing Saturday arrives, the atmosphere should be at a fever pitch for headliner Bernard Allison. It’s no coincidence that the festival veteran got the call, “The last time Bernard played the festival, he proclaimed from the stage ‘I love Henderson – this is my home!’” Luck explains. ”You want to put a friend up there who you know can bring the house down.” In all, over 20 premier acts will take the W.C. Handy stage throughout the week. Not surprisingly, to organize all the chaos requires a Herculean effort and the forgoing of sleep on the part of all the volunteers. Luck is immensely proud of how the event has evolved and looks forward to an even brighter future, “I hope this festival goes on forever – or at least long after I’m gone.” —Thomas Ellis

The festival begins Saturday, June 8th at 8 a.m. For the full schedule, please visit handyblues.org. or check out the Family & Community section in this issue.


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Last year's inaugural United Leasing Championship (ULC) at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh received rave reviews from both players and fans.

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s the first official tournament of the newly-christened Web.com Tour (previously the Nationwide Tour), it went off without a hitch – with one glaring exception: it was oppressively…diabolically…HOT. And yet, all the hard work and planning by the tournament organizers more than made up for the difficult conditions. Hudson Swafford, a rising star on the Web.com tour, spoke with News4U about the ULC and the depth of talent in golf. News4U (N4U): Victoria National is considered one of the 35 best courses in America. What makes it so special? Hudson Swafford (HS): It’s a very challenging course - you really have to hit the ball well there, but it’s not a bomber’s paradise. The greens are big and undulating, but if you put yourself in the right areas, you can make some birdies. I’m really looking forward to getting back.

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N4U: More and more golfers from the Web.com tour are graduating to the PGA tour and winning. HS: I think Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have inspired so many kids to get out and play. Players are developing earlier and earlier. Most anybody on the Web.com tour has the ability to get hot for a week and beat the best in the game. N4U: Speaking of getting hot…apart from the heat last year, did you feel that the ULC fit in well with the rest of the tour schedule? HS: Absolutely. In fact, it stood out as a particularly well-run tournament. We all loved playing the event. You couldn’t ask for much more. —Thomas Ellis


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Evansville Style at the Centre The St. Vincent Center for Children and Families will hold it's fifth annual Dancing With Our Stars, Evansville Style Saturday, June 8 at the Centre in Downtown Evansville.

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ocal celebrities will participate in the event that will benefit St. Vincent’s programs such as childcare for people in the Evansville area. Modeled after the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars, the main event will showcase a dance competition. Dancers with be judged on their fundraising skills as well. After the competition, there will be open-dancing for everyone in attendance. The goal of the event is to raise $100,000 for St. Vincent. Local celebrities competing include: Dr. Don Brake, Brake & Brake, MDs, Laureen Cates, Victoria National Golf Club, Kathryn Gieneart, Evansville Courier & Press, Christina Hitchcock, Fifth Third Securities, Mark Miller, Vectren Corporation, Wendy Miller, Curran Miller Auction/Realty, Inc., Karen K. Morris, Old National Bank, Dave Wedding, Chief Deputy Sheriff of Vanderburgh County, and Patti Wittgen, Accuride Corporation. The pros are: Sarah Nellis (Dr. Don Brake), James Newman (Laureen Cates), Mariel Arata, (Kathryn Gieneart), Michael San Angelo (Christina Hitchcock), Teresa Sheets (Mark Miller and Dave Wedding), Michial Harris, (Wendy Miller), Patrick Burkhalter (Karen Morris and Patti Wittgen). For Mark Miller, who has been taking ballroom dance classes with his wife for years, preparation for the event is more fun than work. “It’s not work or something like that where you have to train. It’s something enjoyable that you practice to get better at,” he said. Dave Wedding feels a little differently about dancing. “To be truthful, I dance like a two-by-four; I don’t have moves! I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions about it,” he said. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., the competition at 8 p.m. and open-dancing at 9 p.m. Sponsorships are also still available. —Lauren VanCleve For more information please contact Stephanie Starkey at the St. Vincent Center for Children and Families located at 730 West Delaware Street in Evansville or by calling 812-424-4780.

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ROMP Interview with

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Bluegrass Roots Branches Festival:

Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Hold your ear to the ground anywhere near Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park June 27-29 and you will feel tremolos surge through your bones from a jovial mass pickin' and stompin'.

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OMP is a music festival that brings together traditional styles of bluegrass and more contemporary variations of the genre to one place for folks of all ages to enjoy. It is a full-on music festival experience in our own backyard! This year’s lineup includes Merle Haggard, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, Leftover Salmon, King’s Highway and many more. Also performing at this year’s festival, returning to the stage with joyous, tight rhythms and rich voices straight from the pages of American history are the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their most recent release Leaving Eden is a critically-acclaimed, emotionally-charged, musical time-machine with a creative twist. Multi-instrumentalist and co-founding member of the band, Dom Flemons took time from the road to palaver with News4U. News4U (N4U): Describe your experience at ROMP in 2011. Dom Flemons (DF): It was one of the first festival experiences with the newer line-up, the group has been together since 2005 but when we did ROMP that was one of the first festivals we did with what was then our new line-up. ROMP has been a beautiful, beautiful place to work with. And, everybody will dance to the music with the old-time ‘flat-footing,’ which is something you just don’t get everywhere. N4U: Can you describe how it feels when you guys are all up there playing live and the beat is perfectly blended, everyone is working off each other and it is just moving as smoothly as possible? DF: Oh, it’s a beautiful feeling. It’s like riding a tidal wave, like surfing, like when you are able to catch the surf all the way back to the beach. N4U: What do you think your personality is within the band? DF: I’m a hype-man. You think of Public Enemy, you’ve got Chuck D here who’s telling you the message, but you have like Flava Flav who’s creating excitement and energy so that the message can be heard.

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N4U: With all of the unique instruments that you guys use, I’ve got to ask you which one has a sound that speaks to you the most? DF: Well, all of them have their own little niche that speaks to a part of me but I like the quills. The quills are an instrument that is so loud and piercing in their sound but it doesn’t hurt your ears. They are pretty much like-they’re like a pan-pipe-so, it’s like blowing over the top of a bottle and making that sound with smaller holes and there are nine of them across. N4U: I’m curious as to why the music of the Piedmont region in the Carolina’s is so important to the band? DF: Piedmont music, it just has a slightly different beat to it and that is something that is unique even in the old-time field. It’s just getting that music that isn’t as well-known out there. Also, Rhiannon is from Greensboro which is about 2025 miles away from the region and our original fiddler Justin, who’s from Gastonia which is another Piedmont-area of North Carolina. —Nick Durcholz

For more information on this year’s festival, please visit www.rompfest.com. For more on the Chocolate Drops, visit www.carolinachocolatedrops.com.


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ell,’ you might say, ‘that is just because she is active for a living.’ But you would only be examining a small sliver of who Garza is and how her life and business have progressed. Garza gets to do something that a majority of people don’t get to do in their lives. She gets to simultaneously make money and enjoy herself while doing it. Dance is both a life passion for her (she started at age 5) and an apparent key to the success of her business. She not only provides regular Zumba (a Columbian dance/fitness routine) classes but she also offers private lessons for couples and singles. And workshops for the public to learn the steps to the dances that Garza teaches in her class. And that is not all; she is an experienced choreographer offering her skills to various individuals and groups in the community in competition and in kindness, not to mention all of the fitnessbased events she brings her infectious and fun workout to. So, it is no far cry to say Heidi Garza and her Dance Studio exist as a pillar of fitness and activity in the area directly benefitting the health of our community. She even has her own trademarked clothing line SWEAT-XY or “Sweat is sexy” which she plans on making into a class with the same title. Heidi took a moment out of her busy class schedule to sit down and chat with News4U.

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News4U (N4U): What do you do yourself besides dancing to stay fit and what do you do as far as your diet goes to do the same? Heidi Garza Heidi Garza (HG): You have to keep a balanced diet for sure, but you can’t tell the people that they should do exactly what you do because everyone is different. My workout is more extensive because I teach 11-12 classes a week. I don’t do any other workouts, I’m just doing dance for now. Dance is my lifestyle. It is one of the best cardio,

toning – because you are using your core – workouts because you use everything. I’m no expert about diet but I just say eat healthy; everything green but you have to balance, protein and carbs, balance. I always say one ‘free day,’ do it because you don’t want to be boring with what you eat. Your body deserves that once a week. I don’t drink soda though, I’ve been ‘soda free’ for seven years and I’m so happy-happy. (Laughs) N4U: Who or what got you into Zumba? HG: I was a member of one local gym and six years ago when I came here, I didn’t speak English, nothing, zero…Just some colors, numbers, that’s it. I was in the gym working out and saw a flyer and it said, ‘Zumba Coming Soon!’ and I had heard about Zumba before because I was involved in dance. The Group Exercise Manager, Tamara, came in and she asked if I knew about Zumba and I answered her in Spanish. She then started talking to my daughter who asked me for her if I knew about Zumba and I said ‘Yes! Yes! I like dance!’ So, Tamara told my daughter to tell me to come to the class, but then she also asked my daughter if I knew Latin rhythms like Meringue and Salsa and I told her to say yes. She then asked me to teach her some of those rhythms to be ready for the class, and I said yes. So, I started to teach her one session, and in that moment after the session, Tamara asked me to teach the class. I was supporting her in her class and then one day she came in and said ‘You know what? It’s your class.’ And she gave me another, and then another and I finished with six classes at the gym. So, it is because of Tamara, she changed my life and I am very thankful. It gave me the opportunity to offer and spread the love of dance to more people. —Nick Durcholz

Heidi Garza’s Dance Studio is located at 2022 Center Drive in Evansville in the Wesselman’s Plaza. For more information, call 812-305-9105 or look up the studio on facebook.

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Summer Cycling

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Looking for a great summer activity that can be engaging, relaxing and exciting but is also beneficial to your health?

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he answer is cycling. You can navigate the perfectly paved roads of suburbia at a gentle pace, tear through rugged outdoor trails with severe inclines, the trees zipping by you in brown and green blurs or even power up and race down major thoroughfares the wind whipping at your hair. All of this is and more is possible with the right bicycle, location and a few accessories. The folks at Dan’s Competition are bound and determined to spread the good word of cycling in all of its forms. So much so, that their Retail Manager, John Wilson sat down with News4U to give us all the makings of a safe and enjoyable cycling experience.

News4U (N4U): What are some ideal models for someone who

wants to ride casually and comfortably on road?

John Wilson (JW): For the casual rider, we have comfort bike

models like the Schwinn Voyageur and Schwinn Sierra.

N4U: What models would you recommend for someone who wants to get very serious and competitive with cycling? JW: For the more serious rider, we have complete lines of mountain and road bikes from Cannondale, GT, Scott, Specialized, Schwinn and Yeti. N4U: What are some good options for kids? JW: We have several different kids’ models to choose from.

We also have BMX bikes from all the popular brands.

N4U: What are the health benefits of cycling? JW: Cycling is a low-impact form of exercise. So, it can give you

the same benefits as running with less impact on your joints and back.

N4U: Besides physical activity, what are some other benefits

of cycling? JW: With all of the organized weekly group rides, cycling can be a very social activity. It is a great way to meet new friends or hang out with current friends.

N4U: What safety tips would you give to a new cyclist? JW: The two most important safety tips when

cycling would be to always wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws.

N4U: Can you name some ideal places in the tri-state to

ride casually and competitively?

JW: There are several organizations that someone looking

for places to ride locally should check out. The Evansville Bicycle Club and Tour de E’ville have weekly organized bike rides for all levels of cyclist. The Evansville-Area Trails Coalition is another great resource with information on Evansville’s Greenway Trail. For those wanting to ride off-road check out the Evansville Mountain Bike Association. N4U: What are some helpful accessories to have while cycling? JW: A helmet that meets C.S.P.C. standards and a good pair of cycling shorts are a must for the serious cyclist. Dan’s also has all the accessories like cycle computers, lights, bike locks and much more. N4U: What is your favorite part about cycling? JW: My favorite part about cycling is just the freedom it

gives me. Usually, when I’m riding I can forget about work and all the other stressors of daily life and focus just on the ride itself. —Nick Durcholz

Dan’s Competition has two locations. One is in Evansville at 1412 South Green River Road and the other is in Mt. Vernon at 1 Competition Way. Call 812-477-8828 or 812-838-2000 for more information. Visit Dan’s online at danscompbikes.com.

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at the Ford At an age when most musicians are content to go quietly in the night, Barry Manilow is as passionate as ever about performing. His recent sold-out Manilow on Broadway shows dazzled fans both young and old.

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News4U (N4U): You recently achieved your 50th top 40 hit

on the adult contemporary charts. Are you aware that you broke the record you held together with Johnny Mathis? Barry Manilow (BM): Wow! I didn’t know that! I was a big fan of his when I was growing up. He’s still great and still got that “Johnny Mathis sound” – a gorgeous tenor voice.

N4U: You seem to be constantly performing, always moving from one project to the next.

BM: I wish I had other passions, but my one and only passion

is music. All I do is come up with some cockamamie idea whether it’s an album or a tour or TV show. I’m just always working. I’m as boring as you can imagine, but I love it (laughs).

N4U: Speaking of projects, you released a concept album called 15 Minutes in 2011. Was it daunting to record new material that strayed from the style that has made you famous? BM: It was the second biggest challenge of my album-making career, because I actually tackled the world of rock and roll. Trying to write an album that was authentically guitar-driven was the first of many problems, because I don’t play guitar. It was thrilling and daunting at the same time. When it was all done, I listened back to it and I didn’t cringe (laughs). So, I felt that it was a success. N4U: Are you comfortable with being known for more universal songs?

BM: I’ve tried being a little bit more artistic or atonal, but my

head just always goes to melody – catchy melodies that you can sing back after the first time you hear them.

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N4U: Will the show at the Ford Center include any of the

standards from the Great American Songbook that you love to sing or will it be primarily your own material? BM: You know, I’ve tried incorporating some of the standards that I’ve recorded into my live shows, and the audiences put up with me (laughs). But this time on the road, I’m doing all the hits that I have been lucky enough to have over the course of my career. I know what the people want, and I’m happy to give it to them. —Thomas Ellis

Please visit manilowmusicproject.org to find out how to donate time, money or musical instruments to his charity which serves to support school music programs. Free tickets to the Ford Center show are available for those who donate musical instruments. Check the site for more details. Manilow will donate a brand new Yamaha piano to each city on the tour. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit thefordcenter.com.

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irect from that wildly successful New York run, the tireless singer-songwriter returns to Evansville June 20th at the Ford Center. On the eve of his upcoming tour, Manilow took time out to speak with News4U.


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June 1: Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery Arts & Crafts Festival

Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery, 9566 US Highway 41 A. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The public is invited to traverse the vineyard grounds with a glass of wine and watch local artisans display, create and demonstrate their arts and crafts on location in the vineyard. See potters, painters, jewelry makers, basket weavers, woodworkers and others, plus have the opportunity to purchase their wares. Also enjoy live music and food. Admission and parking are free. Info: 270-830-7660 or ww.rubymoonwinery.com.

June 1-2: Free Fishing Weekend

John James Audubon State Park, Highway 41 N. Free Fishing Weekend and National Trails Day in Kentucky. State residents and nonresidents can fish any allowable inland water in the Bluegrass State that weekend without a fishing license. Adults can fish free all weekend, and kids under 16 do not need a license to fish in Kentucky. Season dates, limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed during Free Fishing Weekend. Info: 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov.

June 3: Relay For Life Survivors Dinner

Holy Name School, 628 Second Street. 5 p.m. Dinner and entertainment for survivors and family. Info: 270-860-5447.

June 3-27: 2013 Summer Art and Nature Camp at Audubon Park

John James Audubon State Park, Highway 41 North. Check in at 8:45 a.m. Audubon State Park will offer the summer camps for ages 6-12. Sign up today for a wide variety of summer fun: Awesome Art, Fishing, Hiking, paddleboats and more. Scholarships available for children ages 6-12. Staff Contact: Kim McGrew, 270-827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov.

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June 6: Childrens Art Camp & Umbrella Workshop

JFK Community Center, 515 South Alvasia Street. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy this arts and crafts workshop preparing for the W.C. Handy Street Strut Parade. Come decorate an umbrella and join the fun! Info: 270-827-0016, info@downtownhenderson.org or www.downtownhenderson.org.

June 7-8: ACS Relay for Life

North Middle School, 1707 2nd Street. 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Fundraiser honoring survivors, entertainment, food and luminary service. Info: mo_x_4@hotmail.com or 270-860-3991.

June 8-15: W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

Various locations. Celebrate the life and music of former resident, W.C. Handy at this free music festival, which showcases some of the nation’s best blues artists. Enjoy live music in the park and delicious barbecue and other festival food throughout the event. Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by STC and a Top 10 Summer Event in Kentucky by KTIA. Info: 1-800-648-3128 or www.handyblues.org.

June 8: Taste of Henderson Barbecue

Central Park downtown riverfront 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy live blues music and tasty barbecue from local and regional vendors. T-shirt sales also available. Info: www.handyblues.org.

June 17-22: Union County Fair

Union County Fairgrounds, 5672 Airline Road. Agricultural fair featuring midway, rides, food, games, contests and nightly entertainment. Info: www.ucfairexpo.com or info@ucfairexpo.com.

June 27: A Garden Party Tea for Me and You

John James Audubon Museum, Highway 41 North. Exhibit will be open from June 27- August 18. Call 270-827-1893.

June 27: Shutterbug Juried Photography Exhibition

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John James Audubon Museum presents the annual “Shutterbug” juried photography exhibition June 27-August 18. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating 75 years at Audubon State Park.” Free to the public. Info: Kim McGrew-Liggett, Audubon Museum 270-827-1893 at kim.mcgrew@ky.gov.

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The days of crossing the bridge into to Henderson, Ky. just to save a couple bucks are long gone.

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he small city has donned a much more appealing and unique garb, fashioned from a recent bloom of local businesses, a focus on culture and a variety events new and old. This move towards a more diverse and exciting Henderson includes food, art, music, bars, retail and more. But fret not, the city is keeping its bluegrass-banded soul intact, with events and businesses that are just plain, simple, fun and that embody down-home, country goodness. Henderson’s bar scene is particularly strengthened by two establishments, one on the strip and one downtown. On the strip is Double Duke’s Saloon, a very spacious bar boasting live music, a comedy night on Wednesdays, karaoke, beer pong and even Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 on their massive, state-ofthe-art entertainment system. This bar truly has something for everyone searching for a fun late night and for all those smokers out there, Double Duke’s remains a smoking bar. The second bar is On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill which offers customers a beautiful open air environment in which to enjoy lazy summer nights. On Deck is only open seasonally but it is a late night experience that sticks with you. It can be ideal for a casual date, catching up with a friend over a few drinks or even ‘getting weird’ with a large group of friends. The biggest news in food and tunes in Henderson in June is the beloved W.C. Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival. Since 1993, the festival has brought incredible musicians and fantastic food to the city. With a parade and a charity ride on top of the hearty eats and blues, this is a festival that is not to be missed, especially since all musical acts are free! —Oliver Mason

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JASON WATSON FOOD CRITIC The Pita Pit

1211 Tutor Ln. Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 402-6205 This is another spot I’ve been hearing about. They certainly take pride in the quality and freshness of ingredients. For the most part, that definitely came through. I think pita and I think Gyro and I think I like them, so…I had one. I grabbed a chicken Caesar pita as well, cause I like them too! Why not a little hummus to start? The hummus was money! Chick peas perfectly blended with a good amount of cumin, lemon and just the right amount of garlic, served with toasted pita. Yum! The pitas are made for you café style, with your choice of white or wheat pita or turn it into a salad. Your protein hits the grill and now time for the veggies and sauces. I was impressed with how fresh the veggies looked and how many different sauces they had. It was frozen beef and pre-cooked chicken, I get it though, gotta be quick. So as I usually do, I went classic. Fresh tomato, cucumber, tatziki (cucumber, sour cream sauce), red onion and feta stuffed the Gyro. Crisp Romaine, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing makes the Chicken Caesar. I added some artichokes and avocado. Then add bacon, thank you! I was surprisingly pleased. The Pit is a great spot for those looking for a quick, health conscious meal with fresh ingredients!

Smiling Moose

724 N Burkhardt Rd Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 477-3 354

The Smiling Moose is one of the newest additions to Evansville’s east side. This well maintained and spacious deli has a lot to offer. The menu is vast, ranging from breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, pasta entrees and over-sized salads. The enchilada soup sounded right that afternoon, so I gave it a shot. Full of diced chicken, red bell peppers, corn and black beans, this could have been lunch itself. The base was creamy and soft, with a sweet and smoky flavor. A slight heat balanced the dish off well. Next, I had the Parisian chicken sandwich on fresh sourdough (ya know, cause you can choose). Topped with melty Brie cheese, sauced with a basil pesto mayo and a few sundried tomatoes; the sandwich was much more than I could eat. I’m not sure if the chicken was pre-cooked, but it still had a nice herb and citrus flavor. For dessert I had the Ty Cobb salad. Too much food, but I’m a sucker for salad. The orange basil vinaigrette stole the show. All and all, this was a fun deli with something for everyone.

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COOKING SPOTLIGHT Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau

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The timing couldn’t be better as so many people in the community seem to be taking the mayor’s “Energize Evansville” fitness campaign to heart. Naturally, there’s no point in exercising and sweating it out if you’re not going to eat healthy, too. The Farmers’ Market offers not only a wide variety of locally-grown fresh produce but also a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the food booths on site. With the sun out and a new spring in your step, it’s the perfect time to start eating right. The official Farmers’ Market season started May 17th and will carry on through September 27th. The concept is refreshingly simple: each Friday, local growers gather at Second Street in Downtown Evansville and set up tents across from the Old Post Office from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Their goods are on display, available to the public at a reasonable price - first come, first serve with no middle man or red tape. As crops are harvested throughout the season, the produce goes straight to the market – no detours for packaging or unnecessary handling. Other items for sale include fresh baked goods (for example, strawberry teacakes and sweet potato rolls), fresh flowers, handmade crafts, doggie treats, homemade soaps, herbs, plants and kettle korn. In addition to providing nutritional food, the Farmers’ Market links with local organizations that promote health and wellness. Deaconess Hospital will have a booth set up each Friday where you can receive a wealth of health information (wellness tips, screenings and health-related community partners will rotate on a weekly basis), including weekly nutritional recipes for in-season fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget to pick up your reusable Deaconess shopping bag for carrying your fresh purchases. The Famers’ Market also continues to strengthen its connection with the community’s creative side. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will display and offer for sale the work of local artists (a different artist will be featured each Friday), including paintings, woodworking, ceramics and prints. If you are interested in joining the Arts Council, membership information

will be available, as well as upcoming arts events in the community. For the music lovers out there, a “Jammers” tent has been installed. Bring your instrument or instruments of choice and prepare to rock till you drop (at which point you may be advised to visit the Deaconess Booth, conveniently located nearby). And still, there’s more. On June 14th, The Duell’s Evansville Kia Mazda Volvo will host an auto show at the Farmers’ Market. Come out and see the latest models and engage in some car talk with the experts. So, as you can see, the Farmers’ Market is a multi-faceted operation that just keeps growing in size and scope. Mark the Fridays on your calendar and commit to a healthier summer by purchasing fresh produce and getting up-to-date health and wellness information at the Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau Farmers’ Market. —Thomas Ellis

For Market information, please call 421-8032. To become a vendor, please visit farmbureaufarmersmarket.com.

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part from the warm weather, one of the most anticipated things about summer is the return of the Farmers’ Market.

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What ' s ‘ Cookin

Lucy Bella's Pizzeria

2201 Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 42420 (270) 212-2352

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he culinary landscape of the tri-state is littered with pizza places both privately-owned and corporateowned. So for any new pizzeria, especially an independent one, it is tough to stand out in the crowd. Fortunately, Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria of Henderson is more than up for the challenge. With an owner who has 19 years of experience in the pizza business, Lucy Bella’s should be poised for long-lasting success. “The thing we have gotten back from customers is the fact that we are so friendly. We use fresh meats from the butcher shop and we try to get as many vegetables from the local farmers market when they’re open during the summer. We give good portions - you know, I think we put quite a bit of food on the pizza and we are reasonably priced, especially compared to some of the other independents around here. I think all of those in a combination really kinda bring everybody back,” said Russell Hibbs, Owner of Lucy Bellas. While the inside of the building is anything but spacious, it is very clean and simply furnished. Hibbs’ smiling face instantly makes you feel comfortable, even more so than the nofrills, small-town vibe that surrounds you. The first offering Hibbs brought to the table was their Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Visually it was beautiful with vibrant oranges, yellows and reds. The taste was even more striking. I noticed a slight earthy tone that supported the savory flavor of the thin-crust pie. Along the lines of texture, there was a subtle richness that I hadn’t ever experienced in a similar style pizza before. I was then informed that it was fresh bleu cheese crumbles from an Amish farm in the area placed underneath the mozzarella and cooked into the pizza. This unique touch, teamed up with tender, moist chicken, zesty and perfectly spicy Buffalo sauce and both a crispy and tender crust, made for one of the best Buffalo Chicken pizzas I have ever eaten.

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Next up was the Lasagna and oh my, it was a hearty one. The serving size is more than gracious. It filled up an entire small, foil pie pan. This dish was a great example of straight-forward comfort food. Fresh ingredients and rich texture (but not too rich). Lastly, was the Chicago-Style Beef Sandwich. A creation of Hibbs’ wife April, it is easy to tell the effort she put into this sandwich. All of the ingredients are made from scratch, save for the bread. The thinly-sliced beef was smoky and ultimately tender, so much so that it exuded a light texture. Add the veggie mix (jalapeños, carrots, celery, cauliflower, pimentos and olives) to this sandwich for a spicy explosion and another facet of texture. Add peppercini juice for a sweet and slow, subtle spice. The near future of Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria holds the kick-off of the restaurant’s website and online ordering. Then delivery and then opening for day shift at least during the weekends. Further down the road could see a restaurant expansion with a new dining room and maybe even a new branch. So, make your way to the Henderson strip and visit Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria for fantastic pizza, pasta and sandwiches, not to mention friendly service you won’t soon forget! —Nick Durcholz For more information and online ordering visit www.lucybellas.com.


localchefspotlight Doug Rennie

—Doug Rennie Certified Executive Chef

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I have the passion to create fine dishes for my clients. I enjoy creating new dishes that my guests will enjoy.”

Just Rennie's Catering & Cookie Company 100 SE 4th St Evansville, IN 47708 (812) 401-8098

oug Rennie of Just Rennie’s Catering and Just Rennie’s Cookie Company was originally from the Chicago area but grew up in Marion, IN. He is a 1986 Graduate of the prestigious New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT and he is also a Certified Executive Chef (CEC Honor). Rennie co-owns both Just Rennie’s businesses with his wife Marla, and he holds the title of Executive Chef. He earned his first Executive Chef position at the Ashley Grill, which was one of the finest restaurants in the Tri-State area. Prior to that, Rennie had been living in Houston, TX, and worked as the Banquet Chef for the Doubletree Hotel. Edwin Chou of the Ashley Grille, though, recruited him from Houston to be his Executive Chef for his upscale jazz restaurant. Rennie shares, “I have the passion to create fine dishes for my clients. I enjoy creating new dishes that my guests will enjoy.” Rennie is also glad to be back in the tri-state area. He adds, “I love Evansville! The people are friendly, kind and courteous.” He goes on to note that the Rennie’s staff is also courteous, “We take great pride in our quality of food, our presentation of food, quality of service and the professional of our staff.”

On the catering side, Rennie says, “The pecan Encrusted Pork tenderloin with Sesame Aioli is the #1 selling item.” He also loves to cook fresh seafood and pair it up with unique sauces. Just Rennie’s Catering offers a Tuscan Wine Room for 48 people, and they are available for corporate and home parties. They are also one of two exclusive caterers at the Old Post Office, which has room for around 300 to 350 people. They also cater to the Evansville Museum, Koch’s family Children’s Museum, the Pagoda and the Old Court House. The Old Post Office, though, also serves as base for part of their business. They rent space there where they manufacture their Just Rennie’s Cookies, as well as cook their catering items. Just Rennie’s Cookies offers Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chunk Walnut, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Pecan, Oatmeal Raisin and Chef Doug’s Gourmet Cookies. Rennie shares, “I love to eat the Marla’s famous Just Rennie’s Cookies! We ship them to the Military Bases and all over the United States. This year, we will be launching our cookies to be shipped all over the world. That should be really exciting!” Just Rennie’s Cookies is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This sweet side of the business is open all year long. They start by selecting the finest ingredients, like Callebaut imported Belgian chocolate, premium grade AA butter, eggs fresh from the farm, brown sugar and pure vanilla, and then they “pile up the dough and bake it just right to create the most moist, most satisfying cookie you’ll ever taste.” Lunches are available from Just Rennie’s from April 1st through Thanksgiving for take-out or to enjoy at their outdoor seating area. Just Rennie’s offers Deli Salads, Healthy Salads, Gourmet Panini Sandwiches, Wraps, Steak House Roll Sandwiches, Route 11 Gourmet Chips, Just Rennie’s Cookies, Gourmet Cookie Bars, Belgian Brownies and Panache Gourmet Coffees. They also sell the Gourmet beans by the pound. —Nikki Davis Just Rennie’s Catering is located at 100 SE Fourth Street, Evansville, and right next door at 102 SE Fourth Street is the Just Rennie’s Cookies location. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2013

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AMISH

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu

BARBECUE

Bandana BBQ 6636 Logan Dr. 401-9922 $10-$15/Reservations/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Flames Grille 1013 S. Weinbach 475-8614 Under $10/No Alcohol/No Checks/All Major CC Bandana BBQ 6636 Logan Dr. 401-9922 $10-$15/Reservations/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Hawg ‘N’ Sauce (Mt. Vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards J & B Bar-B-Cue (Henderson) 48 S. Holloway 812-270-830-0053 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

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The Nisbet Inn (Haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Southern Ride BBQ (New Harmony, IN) 1023 B Church St. 812-682-4227 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major CC Thomason’s (Henderson, KY) 701 Atkinson St. 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/ MC/Online ordering available –www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

CASUAL THEME

Allegra (Inside Holiday Inn Airport Hotel) 7101 Hwy 41 North 812-867-7999 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC/No Checks Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 (Henderson) 1950 Us Hwy. 41 N. (270) 826-9427 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Beans & Baristas 800 N. Green River Rd. 475-8566 (Eastland Mall) Under$10/Casual/MC/VISA

Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards C.K.B. Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar (Henderson, Ky) 108 N. 2nd St. 270- 212-2133 $10-$15/Causal/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Reservations Accepted/ full bar Cambridge Golf Course 1034 Beacon HIll Rd. 812-868-4653 Reservations Accepted/Under $10, VISA/MC/DSCVR/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-9150 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/All major Credit Cards/No Alcohol


Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC/Full Bar Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill. 3300 US HWY 41 N. (Hend) 812-435-8908 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 (Henderson) 104 N Water St. (270) 212-2070 Under $10/Casual/ VISA/MC/Online ordering available – wwwmajormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal

Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630Under $10/ Casual/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Riverside Cookery (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Inside Cold Stone Creamery) 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy 437-2653

Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/ Casual/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.showmes.com Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Full Bar/Checks / Credit Cards Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/ Casual/Full Bar/No Reservations/No Checks/ All Major CC

Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC

CHINESE

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Checks Beer & Wine/All Major CC China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/Credit Cards Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (Newburgh, IN) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

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Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/DSCVR Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-8881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet 201 B N. Green River Rd 474-6660 Under $10/All Major CC/No Checks/No Alcohol

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Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ MC/VISA/DSCVR Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES

Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC/No Alcohol Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 204 Main St. 470-7763 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Bits & Bytes 216 NW Fourth St. 423-5713 Under $10/Checks/All Major CC Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St., Ste. Caboose 812-319-7816 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches 9 W. Jennings St. (Newburgh, IN) 812-789-6485 Under $10/Checks/All Major CC Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol


Diamond Deli (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (Newburgh, IN) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Great Harvest Bread Co. 423 Metro Ave. 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Honey Baked Ham & Café 1449 N. Green River Rd. 471-2940 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Inlumi Cafe & Bakery 4833 Hwy 261 812-490-9205 Under $10/Reservations/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (Newburgh, IN) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111 130 N. St. Joe Ave 402-9944 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Just Rennies Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major CC ordering available -www.justrennies.compowered by Click4AMeal La Sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery.com powered by Click4AMeal Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (Newburgh) 8887 High Point Dr. 812-401-7366 (Owensboro, KY) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (Henderson, KY) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/All Major CC Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/Checks/ DSCVR/VISA/MC Pita Pit 1211 Turor Ln. 402-6205 Under $10/No Alcohol/All Major CC Planter’s Coffee House (Henderson, KY) 130 N. Main St. 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/ All Major CC Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2013

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How to make your Loan Process

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smoothly Clint Bender with

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f you are in the market to buy a home, there really is a need to get preapproved nowadays. Most realtors require a prequalification from buyers in order to start showing homes to you…To help your loan process go smoother and with less pitfalls, here are some items you need to gather before sitting down with me on an appointment. A common joke in my industry is that we may ask you for blood tests and possibly your first born child but that, I can assure you, is not the case! A list of actual items needed for your loan process is: • Your driver’s license and social security cards. If your license is expired or about to expire, make sure to go to the DMV and get it renewed. Also, if you have lost your social security card, you can request a new card thru the local Social Security office. • Copies of your last two years federal tax returns if you are self-employed or are 100% commission, or your last 2 years w-2’s if you are paid hourly or salary. • Your most recent 30 days paystubs. • 60 days of your most recent banking info - it’s a good idea to provide your last 2 months bank statements/401k or retirement statements. • If applicable to your situation, you should also have access to social security/disability awards letters, gift documentation, lease agreements if you own other property, full college transcripts if you graduated in the last 2 years, any applicable divorce decrees, and separation agreements/child support documentation. Having all that documentation when you first start looking to get preapproved for a mortgage loan may help facilitate a faster process for you. Also, here are some more tips to help avoid delays after your loan has been put in process: • Avoid any job changes that involve reduction of hours worked, quit your job, or change employers. • Open any new credit accounts (credit cards, auto loans, personal loans, same as cash purchase, etc.) • Agree to have your credit pulled by any other creditor. Just one of these changes can drastically affect your pre-approval, loan approval, and loan closing. If you have any questions about the mortgage loan process or would like to be preapproved, find me at Clint Bender Mortgage Banker on Facebook. — Clint Bender

Clint Bender Mortgage Banker 812-430-0128 clint@mmofin.com NMLS License #17313 38 | June

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Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Salad World Healthy Cafe (North) 601 East Booneville NewHarmony Rd. 867-2741 (East) 3311 N. Green River Rd. 471-5083 (West) 4951 W. Lloyd Expwy. 467-7486 (Downtown) 200 Main St. 422-0898 (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd 812-490-6070 Under $10/Casual/Cash/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol/No Checks Schlotzsky’s 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Spudz –N– Stuff (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 (Downtown) 101 NW 1st St. 402-7555 (Henderson, KY) 192 Garden Mile Rd. 270-212-1777 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/ Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd., Ste. 700 477-3354 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Sweet Baby Cheeses (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 477-2253 Under $10/No Alcochol/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen (Newburgh, IN) 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ DSCVR YWCA Tea Room by Mary & Martha 118 Vine St. 422-6922 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/All Major CC

FAMILY/HOMESTYLE Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Owensboro, KY) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (Princeton, IN) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/VISA/ MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Franklin Lanes Coffee Shop 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/All Major CC/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ No Checks/VISA/MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Online ordering available – www. crosseyedcricketrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal


Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR

The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/ Check/All Major CC/Full Bar

Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (Newburgh, IN) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted

Denny’s Restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Ellis Park-Clubhouse (Henderson, KY) Hwy. 41 North 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Under $10/Checks/All MajorCC/No Alcohol Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/Reservations Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 473-3800 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Gemeca Inn (Ft. Branch, IN) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/VISA/MC/ AMEX Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310

IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major CC KT’s Fire Grill (Wadesville, IN) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar Reservations/VISA/MC Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major C CReservations/ Checks Accepted/ The Redwagon Restaurant & Bar (Poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/All Major CC The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Checks Accepted/NoAlcohol Popeye’s Chicken 3300 N. 1st. Ave 401-1773 Under $10/All MajorCC/

Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR

Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Mr. Earl’s 1113 Riverside Dr. 474-5013 Under $10/Cash Only

Red Fez (in Hadi Shrine Building)6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Rose Hill Cafe (Newburgh, IN) 8133 Rose Hill Dr. 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Cash Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar

YWCA Tea Room by Mary & Martha 118 Vine St. 422-6922 Under $10, Casual/All Major CC

Red Geranium (New Harmony, IN) 504 N. St. 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ Credit Cards

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

FINE DINING

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

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards

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

Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted

Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar

Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations/Buffett

DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Edgewater Grille (Newburgh, IN) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 $10-$15/Reservations Reccomeded/Checks Accepted/All Major CC/ Full Bar Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major CC/Full Bar

FROZEN YOGURT

Orange Leaf 701 Burkhardt Rd. 401-5215 Under $10/All Major CC Sweet CeCe’s Under $10/All Major CC (North) 12414 US 41 North 812-867-6228 (East) 4827 Davis Lant Dr. 477-5276 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. 401-5232

GERMAN

Gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 424-1420 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All CC

GREEK

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

INDIAN

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

IRISH

RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/

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Questions:

1.)Which one of you would be most likely to get thrown out of a movie theater and why? 2.) Which one of you is most likely to pass gas in a meeting and why? 3.) Which one of you is most likely to have a Justin Bieber song on their iPod and why?

Sandman of

Three Townsquare Media personalities duke it out on a social battlefield! Photos by Daniel Knight, Studio B

Leslie Morgan of 1. ME, definitely! I’m either laughing hysterically, boo-hooing like a baby or guessing loudly (my husband says I can’t whisper) what is going to happen next. NOBODY wants to go to the movies with me. 2. Sandman! He is always looking for a way to end to the agony. I think he would even work one up, just to bring an end to the insanity we call meetings. 3. Rob! Rob is SO secure in his masculinity and unafraid to admit it, that I wouldn’t be surprised if he had the Biebs on his iPod, especially the current JB music.

1. Most likely Leslie. She is always on her cell phone, talking, texting or tweeting and I’m sure being in a theater wouldn’t halt any of that behavior. She also chews with her mouth open, so her consumption of popcorn and candy could wake the dead, let alone bother movie patrons. 2. Everyone will say me, and they are right. I eat a very healthy diet of non – processed food, and that includes lots of fiber. I am a “weapon of ass destruction,” y’might say. I Febreze my shorts at least three times a day. 3. I’d say The Rob. He’s on the Top 40 station where lil dope - smoking, monkey - abandoning Justin is a star. Despite my top notch rock cred though, I will admit to having purchased tickets for my daughter to see Justin in concert in Chicago several months ago. I would never listen to the Bieb, but apparently I’m all too willing to give him my hard earned money.

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1. I think I would be most likely to get kicked out of a movie theater because if I can think of a line or an outcome funnier or better than the producers, I’m more than happy to yell it out in the theater. The theater operators tell me I’m “being a disturbance.” I consider it “helping.” 2. This one is simple. The most likely to pass gas in a meeting is quite easily Leslie. I say that because, in fact, she often does. She’ll usually make a big production out of it, sometimes putting one foot on a table, or bending over pretending to pick up an imaginary nickel. Not coincidentally, this is why I try to get the seat next to Leslie’s in meetings. 3. You may be surprised by this, but the most likely of us to have Justin Bieber songs on their iPod is actually the Sandman. He’ll tell you he’s getting ready to welcome his first grandchild into the world and wants to be prepared for those long car rides with her… But that doesn’t explain the posters on his wall or the rumor that he’s designing his next tattoo to be a likeness of Bieber to go on his right leg, opposite the James Hetfield he has from Metallica. The only unlikely part of this would be Sandman actually owning an iPod. I doubt he knows what one is.

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ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN

Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Café Arazu (Newburgh, IN) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/ MC/DSCVR DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $15-$25//Reservations/Checks/ Full Bar Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria (Henderson, Ky) 2201 Hwy 41 N. 270-212-2352 $10/Casual/All Major CC Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards Pita Pan (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd. 853-9555 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA

Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC

JAPANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards Ginmiya Asian Diner 4827 Davis Lant 471-8100 Reservations/ $10-$15/No Checks/ All Major CC/ No Alcohol Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.mykanpai.com powered by Click4AMeal Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Okami Japanese Sushi & Hibachi 5435 Pearl Dr. 424-3413 Checks Accepted/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Roppongi Japanase Steak & Sushi 7221 E. Indiana St. 437-5824 $10-15/Reservations Accpeted/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2013

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Tokyo Teppanyaki Japanese Cuisine (Henderson, Ky) 2222 Us Hwy 41 N. 270-869-1968 Under $10/All Major CC/Full Bar

KOREAN

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

MEXICAN

Acapulco Mexican (Newburgh, IN) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, Visa/ Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal Cancun Mexican (Henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.cancunhenderson.com powered by Click4AMeal El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit CC/Beer & Wine El Maguey (Boonville, IN) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/CC Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC Hot Head Burritos 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite A 437-5010 Under $10/All Major CC/ No Alcohol

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Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/CasualReservations Accepted/Full Bar/Major CC La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major CC/ Full Bar Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major CC Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA Riviera Mexican Grill 10604 SR. 662 (Newburgh) 490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/


Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISAMC Tequila’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant (Newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Visa, MC/Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com -powered by Click4AMeal Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC

Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/VISA/MC Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Checks / Full Bar/All Major CC

Firedome Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2046 Hwy. 41 N. 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Firehouse Subs 1031 N. Green River Rd. 477-2141 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 473-3800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Greeks Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.greeekspizzeria.com powered by Click4AMeal Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Online orderingavailable – www.headyspizza.com powered by Click4AMeal Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 3115 E. Covert Ave. 477-6262 3904 First Ave 421-3000 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ Beer & Wine/MC Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-454-9585 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks / Beer & Wine/VISA/MC

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Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar/Online ordering available – www. evansvilleoldchicago.com powered by Click4AMeal Papa John’s Pizza 1244 Hwy 41 812-867-7272 (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (East) 5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards (Newburgh) 3955 Hayley Dr. 812-858-7272 (Henderson) 418 Center St. 270-826-4444 Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/ Checks/MC/VISA

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Pizza Chef (Newburgh, IN) 4938 SR 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/Checks Beer & Wine/MC/VISA Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh Rd. 812-867-9131 Under $10/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (Newburgh, IN) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/ Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville. com -powered by Click4AMeal

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Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol Samuel’s Place (New Harmony, IN) 518 Main. St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major CC

Spanky’s Una Pizza 714 N. Sonntag 402-6776 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ MC/ VISA/ The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (Newburgh, IN) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar - In house Brewery/All Major Credit Cards Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards


PRIVATE DINING

C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/ All Major CC Edgewater La Veranda Banquest Room 5 E. Water St. (Newburgh, IN) 812-858-2443 Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major CC Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St.401-8098 $15 to $25/Banquet facilities for private parties up to 40 people/ Conference Calling/WiFi Internet/ AV Equipment/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.justrennies.com - powered by Click4AMeal The Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $20-$50/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary/ All Major Credit Cards Old Post Office Event Center 100 NW. 2nd St. 812-253-2102 $10-$15/Full Bar Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/No Credit Cards

PUBS

Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Credit Cards Corner Pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Cricket’s (Newburgh) 518 W. Main St. 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Darren’s Pub (Henderson, KY) 713 N. Green St. 812-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Full Bar/Checks/Major CCs

Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Joke Factory 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Main Gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 428-7776 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Cash Only Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grille 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 475-8593 under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) 100 2nd St. 270-826-2424 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Comedy

Alive is

& Well in the Tri-State

Prior to this year comedy had taken a long hiatus from the tri-state area but in the last year it has returned in the form of a dynamic duo.

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he first of this duo is a pure-bred. It is Evansville’s cozy comedy club the Joke Factory located downtown right on Main. It was created with comedy in mind. Its mission from the beginning has been to bring quality stand-up to Southern Indiana and it has delivered. The Joke Factory was birthed by Jay & Caroline Carter in July of 2012 and nurtured by comedian Artie Fletcher. The Factory holds comedy shows every Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. For a reasonable price the Joke Factory gives the tri-state access to comedians featured on the Bob & Tom Show, CMT, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, BET, John Boy & Billy Show and A&E Evening at the Improv. In June, comedian and one of the original Bob & Tom ‘Regulars’ Todd Yohn with be performing the 13th through the 15th. Don’t miss it! The second and much more diverse member of the duo is Henderson’s Double Dukes Saloon. Located right off the strip, this place has a bit of everything under its roof: dance club, bar, concert venue, gaming room and of course, comedy club. Every Wednesday Double Duke’s hosts regionally or nationally known comedians for as cheap as $5 for admission. But variety and frugality do not take away from the quality of fun that will be had at Double Duke’s LOL Comedy Nights. It is the perfect way to break-up the week with some laughs. In May, Double Duke’s played host to Dustin Diamond of Saved by the Bell fame and June has just as many laughs in store. For a more spacious and smoker-friendly environment Double Duke’s Saloon is your place for comedy. —Oliver Mason

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Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson, KY) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Tiki Time Bar & Grill 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

SEAFOOD

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual Harbor Bay Seafood (Next to Showplace Cinemas) (East) 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards (North) 4428 N. First Ave. (In the North Park) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Par-K Seafood 757 South Green River Rd 401-5222 $10-$15/Casual/Res Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

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Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Tin Fish (Newburgh, IN) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

SPANISH

Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 463-6040 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks/ VISA/MC

STEAKHOUSES

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $15-$25//Reservations/Checks/ Full Bar Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Res/ Checks/Full Bar/All Major CC Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

N.W. Chop House & Wine Bar (Newburgh, IN) 7799 St. Hwy 66 812-853-9500 $10-$15/Reservations/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/All Major CC Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit CC Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/ No Checks/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations/ Full Bar/All MajorCredit Cards

TAVERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major CC Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/ Full Bar Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards


Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major CC

Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No CC/Full Bar

Fat Boy Tavern (Ft. Branch IN) 115 N. McCreary Ave. (812)753-9914 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major CC/Full Bar

Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash Only/Full Bar Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted The Knob Hill Tavern (Newburgh, IN) 1016 Hwy. 662 West 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards

Lyle Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ MC/VISA, DSCVR Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major CC 711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/Full Bar St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recom/Checks/Full Bar/CC Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major CC/Full Bar

T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only Yellow Tavern (New Harmony, IN) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/No Credit & Debit

THAI

Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/ All Major CC/Online ordering available – www. thaipapayacuisine.com - powered by Click4AMeal

VIETNAMESE

Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

7:00 AM Eagle Crest Lake -Midwest Dragon Boat Racing & Cook-Out 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry 5:00 PM Holy Redeemer Campus -- Holy Redeemer Summer Social 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Bierstube 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Johnny Gates & The Invite Roca Bar North -- Katie Watts 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Blame the Radio Dave’s Sportsden and Pizza Pub -- Karaoke with Stefene Wene Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Shannon Lawson OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Salt of the Earth 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Boscoe France Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Live Entertainment Double Dukes (Henderson) -Flat Stanley 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Max Allen Band Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Cutthroat Shamrocks Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Entertainment News4U.me 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Zion El Rio -- Latin Party! Hammerheads -- DJ Jake Ryan & DJ Kriss KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- McFly Lamasco Bar -- Eumatik Lanhucks -- Dirty Angel Band 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Headliner Ms. Pat with Preston Vaugh 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night 2:00 PM Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Biker Brunch with Live Music by Drew Aud Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- A Double Roy 2:30 PM Casino Aztar -- No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party w/ DJ Kapkom Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -- Sumilan 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Hillory


MONDAY, JUNE 3

5:30 PM Casino Aztar (Conference Center) -- Team Kick-Off Events for the Sweet Sixteen Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Deep Empty Pockets Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

7:15 AM Casino Aztar (Conference Center) -- Team Kick-Off Events for the Sweet Sixteen Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Dr. Seuss’ Lorax ($1 Admission) [East] 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Acklen Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Soda Monkey & the Cool Water Kids 8:30 PM Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke 9:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night Roca Bar North -- Bike Night 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Dr. Seuss’ Lorax ($1 Admission)

Showplace Cinemas (East & Princeton) -- Family Film Fest: Dr. Seuss’ Lorax 4:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Southern Illinois (Mary Kay, Deaconess Nursing Home) 5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night with Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Rafferty’s -- Tom Small 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Acklen 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Rock & Blues w/ Stephen Horning Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic Victory Theatre -- B.B. King 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 9:30 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -- LeMerigot Overnight Getaway Drawing 10:30 PM Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke with Mama Judy

Ultimate Summer

Fun

Burdette Park W @

hy travel out of town for summer fun when you can enjoy the benefits of a water park, recreation area, miniature golf and a BMX track all in one place? That place is Burdette Park on Evansville’s west side and when it comes to summer fun, it has no equal. Additionally, Burdette Park offers tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing lakes and camping. If you don’t feel like roughing it, Burdette offers functional and cozy chalets and party houses, perfect for a family reunion or an intimate weekend away from home. So, if you and your family are searching for a fun, local place to cool off this June, look no further than Burdette Park!

—Oliver Mason

Burdette Park is located at 5301 Nurrenbern Road. Call 812-435-5602 for more information or visit www.evansville.in.gov.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Holy Spirit Campus -- Holy Spirit Summer Social Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night Roca Bar North -- Ladies Night 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Southern Illinois (FC Tucker) 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Karaoke Survivor Registration Doc’s Nightclub -- Blind Draw Cornhole Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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El Rio -- Trivia Night 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Jazz & Funk Lounge w/ Micro Funk 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -Karaoke Contest KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke by Full Throttle with Hot Rod TGI Friday’s Restaurant -- DJ Jon B 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Shawn Brashear 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Shock to the System & MajorRag3r

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Holy Spirit Campus -- Holy Spirit Summer Social 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Acoustic Double Dukes (Henderson) -Bike Night The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams with Warren “The Rocket-It-Man” Batts 7:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Daniel Epperson Club Royale -- Po Dunk Willies Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Entertainment News4U.me 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Andrea Wirth 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Wright Brothers Roca Bar North -- Scott Winzinger 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Pieces of the Day OV Watersports Tiki Bar -Dave Flick Duo 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sax in the City Fridays w/ Opal Fly-The Elektric Feel Good Cirkus Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Skelton’s Montourage Legends -- Karaoke On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -Lindsey Williams Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Jason Lee Mckinney 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with DJ Jake Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bad Medicine Lamasco Bar -- Soap Lanhucks -- Deja Blu 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Headliner Spanky Brown with Sean Smith 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

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Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest Holy Spirit Campus -- Holy Spirit Summer Social 10:00 AM Abbey Road Coffee Bean Emporium -- 2nd Outdoor Art Sale Downtown Henderson -- The William Branaman Street Strut People’s Parade with music by Bob Minnette and the Dixieland Society 11:00 AM Downtown Henderson -Jimtown Saints 12:45 PM Downtown Henderson -- Blues4U 1:00 PM Winetree (Darmstadt) -Beer Tasting 2:30 PM Downtown Henderson -- Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry 4:15 PM Downtown Henderson -- David Dunavent & the Evol Love Band 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig 6:00 PM Downtown Henderson -Michael Gough Band On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music The Centre -- Dancing with Our Stars: Evansville Style 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Florence Freedom Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Florence Freedom 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Wright Brothers

Roca Bar North -Acquired Taste 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Pieces of the Day Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Dale Niehaus OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Po Dunk Willies 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Calabash Doc’s Nightclub -- Sister Brutal Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Geneva O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Lindsey Williams 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -The Pits Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Dave Huffman 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Blind Dog Gatewood and Ryan Rigdon El Rio -- Latin Party! Hammerheads -- DJ Jake Ryan & DJ Kriss KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bad Medicine Lamasco Bar -- Henhouse Prowlers Lanhucks -- Suspekt with John Dodd 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -Headliner Spanky Brown with Sean Smith 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

Sunday, June 9

Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront

-- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest 2:00 PM Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Biker Brunch with Live Music by Drew Aud Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- Brock Stahl 4:00 PM Willow Bowling Center -Bowling for Lupus 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:05 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Florence Freedom (Berry Plastics) 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party w/ DJ Kapkom Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -- The Mantras 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Hillory

Monday, June 10

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monday Night Swing Dance and Social Club 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

2013

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esker Park Zoo is obviously a great place to take the kids for a day of fun, but once a year, it’s all about the adults. Zoo Brew is strictly for the 21 and over crowd – a grown-up evening of beer, wine, delicious food and entertainment with all the proceeds to benefit the Evansville Zoological Society. Just like last year, tickets are going fast. General admission to the event includes a long list of perks: up to 25 beer, wine and beverage samples from over a dozen local restaurant sponsors, live bands throughout the night, a free souvenir sampling mug, a Zoo Brew sampling guide and much more. VIP tickets include all of the aforementioned perks as well as premium parking, access to the VIP courtyard, air-conditioned Discovery Center and other extras. The upkeep of Mesker Zoo requires major financial backing, but it’s worth every penny. Having a safe, educational place for kids in the community to enjoy benefits all of us. So, come on out and spend an evening with people your own age while raising money for a great cause. Zoo Brew is presented by Toyota Indiana. The event is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 8th. Mesker Park Zoo is located at 1545 Mesker Park Drive in Evansville. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $75 for VIP. —Thomas Ellis

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Madagascar 3 ($1 Admission) [East] 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Matt Clark & Friends Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bugaboo 8:30 PM Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke 9:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night Roca Bar North -- Bike Night 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Madagascar 3 ($1 Admission)

Call 812-435-6143 ext. 422 with any questions.

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Entertainment News4U.me Showplace Cinemas (East & Princeton) -- Family Film Fest: Madagascar 3 5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Peter Karp & Sue Foley Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night with Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Rafferty’s -- Tom Small 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Matt Clark & Friends 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Rock & Blues w/ Sam Rice Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Soda Monkey & the Cool Water Kids Downtown Henderson -- Voice of the Wetlands Allstars 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Beat Daddies Lamasco Bar -- Buggaboo 9:30 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -- LeMerigot Overnight Getaway Drawing 10:30 PM Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke with Mama Judy

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night Roca Bar North -- Ladies Night


5:15 PM Downtown Henderson -- Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Karaoke Survivor Registration Doc’s Nightclub -- Blind Draw Cornhole El Rio -- Trivia Night 7:30 PM The Joke Factory -- Todd Yohn Special Event 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Jazz & Funk Lounge w/ The Green Family Quintet Downtown Henderson -- Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Contest KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke by Full Throttle with Hot Rod TGI Friday’s Restaurant -- DJ Jon B 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Kyle Bledsoe 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

Friday, June 14

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest 12:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Amazing Soul Crackers 2:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Three Shades of Grey 4:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Boscoe France Band 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Acoustic

Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Bike Night Downtown Henderson -- Terry Evans Band Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- 1st Annual Ladies Bike Night with Troy Miller The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams with Warren “The Rocket-It-Man” Batts 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Tim Ash 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Chuck Grady New Harmony Theatre -- Boeing Boeing 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Street Corner Symphony Downtown Henderson -- The Holmes Brothers Roca Bar North – Retro Shock 8:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly Dave’s Sportsden and Pizza Pub -Karaoke with DJ Enok Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Troy Miller OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Salt the Earth 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sax in the City Fridays w/ Opal Fly-The Elektric Feel Good Cirkus Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Honey Roy Koodie Hoos -- DJ & Karaoke with Greg Hayes Legends -- Karaoke On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Katie Watts Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Blended Society 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with DJ Jake Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Twin Cats Lanhucks -- Dave Flick Band Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Fitness

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ur bodies are not bank accounts, adding an exact amount of calories that can magically be debited with a jog on the treadmill. Instead, our bodies are complex science experiments! So, let me break these simplistic non-truths down for you so you can see how the fitness industry has been feeding you a bunch of lies. •A calorie is NOT a calorie. Sorry to break this to you, but a calorie of cake is going to make you weigh more than a calorie of kale. Despite the identical caloric content, the metabolic effect is much different. This is because different nutrients cause different hormonal responses. •More is not always better. At least when it comes to exercise. Yes, I am telling you that you don’t have to run a half marathon to lose weight. Simplifying the equation of weight loss to restricting caloric intake and excess exercise sends your body into an extreme physical stress mode, causing your body to actually hold onto weight. What you eat is more important than how much. Workouts should be brief but challenging and with safe movements that fatigue all the major muscle groups, with increasing intensity. Allow your body to get the adequate rest and recovery it needs in between workouts. Achieve a healthy lifestyle, not a deprivation diet. —Molly Angel, Health Coach & Certified Personal Trainer

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10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Todd Yohn 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Downtown Henderson -- W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson Riverfront -- W.C Handy Blues & Barbecue Fest Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- Welcome Party for Ray Vigur (New Tasting Room Manager) 7:45 AM Downtown Henderson -- 4th Annual Ridin’ for a Reason 12:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Super Chikan 1:30 PM Downtown Henderson -- Blues Caravan 2013 2:00 PM New Harmony Theatre -- Boeing Boeing 4:00 PM Downtown Henderson -- Bill ‘Howl-N-Madd’ Perry Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry Winetree (North) -- Beer Tasting 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Downtown Henderson -Heritage Blues Quartet Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 7:30 PM New Harmony Theatre -Boeing Boeing 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Entertainment News4U.me -- Street Corner Symphony Downtown Henderson -Janiva Magness Roca Bar North -- No Curfew Victory Theatre -- Jagged Edge 8:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly OV Watersports Tiki Bar -Keith Vincent 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Smoke Rings Doc’s Nightclub -- Top Dead Center Double Dukes (Henderson) -Gonzo’s Toybox 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Static Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Blame the Radio 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Room Alive Art Show w/ Brass, Bass & Beats Downtown Henderson -Bernard Allison El Rio -- Latin Party! Hammerheads -- DJ Jake Ryan & DJ Kriss KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Jason Lee Mckinney Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Todd Yohn 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night

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2:00 PM Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Biker Brunch with Live Music by Drew Aud New Harmony Theatre -Boeing Boeing Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- John Dodd 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party w/ DJ Kapkom Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Hillory

MONDAY, JUNE 17

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Deep Empty Pockets Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -Smokin’ Drag Show Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Rise of the Guardians ($1 Admission) [East] 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Ballard Trio Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a

Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Soda Monkey & the Cool Water Kids 8:30 PM Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke 9:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night Roca Bar North -- Bike Night 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Rise of the Guardians ($1 Admission) Showplace Cinemas (East & Princeton) -- Family Film Fest: Rise of the Guardians 4:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Joliet Slammers (Signedsportsstuff.com) 5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Ladies Night with Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Rafferty’s -- Tom Small 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Ballard Trio 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Rock & Blues w/ Dave Flick Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts

Casino Aztar

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Tropicana Evansville Casino Aztar opened its doors in December of 1995 in Evansville and introduced casino-style gaming to the Hoosier state. Today, Casino Aztar has become one of Evansville’s largest employers with almost 950 team members and has established itself as a leading corporate citizen.

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ver the past 18 years, Casino Aztar has invested over $212 million into the development of their Riverfront Park location with many milestone developments: Riverfront Pavilion in 1996, Casino Aztar Hotel in 1996, Aztar Executive Conference Center in 2004 and $40 million Entertainment District featuring the Le Merigot Hotel, Blush Ultralounge and restaurant venues in 2006. In 2010, Casino Aztar emerged from bankruptcy from former owner Columbia Sussex with a new company -- Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. At that time, the City of Evansville formed a new relationship with Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. and ushered in a new era of prosperity for Casino Aztar. Additional improvements of hundreds of new slot and gaming machines, a pedestrian bridge connecting the Le Merigot hotel directly with the gaming floor and pavilion amenities, and a recent renovation to the Casino Aztar Hotel worth over $6 million. These have been highlights of a capital investment plan over the last three years that has totaled over $19.3 million. Recently Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. announced that Casino Aztar will be rebranded as TROPICANA EVANSVILLE on June 11. General Manager, Ward Shaw commented that, “This exciting transition will better leverage the ‘Tropicana’ brand to attract new guests from outlying regions, as well as symbolize the continued guest improvements that we’ve made over the last several years for those customers that haven’t visited us in some time.” Guests can look for additional changes in the near future to launch the new brand this month, including a stronger sense of arrival to the downtown casino property that compliments the exceptional customer service and fun, gaming experience they have come to enjoy. Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 6,046 rooms, 7,121 slot positions and 231 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

—Advertising & Public Relations Manager, Andrew Herbertz

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PatioJams at the

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midst the old-world charm of New Harmony, tucked in between the Red Geranium Restaurant and a half-wood siding, half-log cabin, two story building is an intimate entertainment oasis. It is the patio of the Red Geranium Restaurant. Seemingly fashioned to blend into the surrounding flora and fauna, it is quite possibly one of the most comfortable and relaxing atmospheres with some of the most friendly and accommodating staff that the area has to offer. The pre-dusk sun fills the patio perfectly and the patrons sit, dine and drink with a beautiful fountain as a centerpiece. Not only do you have the full Red Geranium menu and the skill of the restaurant’s bartenders to pull from, but you also have the musical accompaniment of Warren “Rock-it Man” Batts. Batts shows passion for his tunes in a laid-back, playful but sincere manner. He takes you back in time with a delightful mix of Golden Age honkytonk country, slow rock and blues. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genres he employs, his music fits the space (patio or bar) just fine. If weather threatens, patio jams are moved indoors to the bar. But indoor or out, it is intimacy and comfort at its finest. Patio Jams are not just great for a date, but makes for a fun and very memorable destination for dinner, drinks and maybe even some dancing with friends. —Nick Durcholz

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Voo Davis 9:30 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -- LeMerigot Overnight Getaway Drawing 10:30 PM Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke with Mama Judy

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Haubstadt Fest Grounds -- Haubstadt Sommerfest Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night Roca Bar North -- Ladies Night 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Joliet Slammers (Rockport Lincoln Pioneer Village & SWAT Pest) 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Blind Draw Cornhole El Rio -- Trivia Night 7:30 PM Casino Aztar -- Texas Hold ‘Em Bounty Tournament Ford Center -- Barry Manilow 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Jazz & Funk Lounge w/ B Rich and all that Jazz Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Karaoke Survivor Competition Haubstadt Fest Grounds -- Rhein Valley Brass Band (Haubstadt Sommerfest) 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Contest KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke

Patio Jams are every Friday at the Red Geranium Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m. They last until the end of September. Call 812-682-4431 for reservations.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Haubstadt Fest Grounds -- Haubstadt Sommerfest 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Acoustic Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Bike Night The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams with Warren “The Rocket-It-Man” Batts 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Frontier Greys 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Po Dunk Willies 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Chuck Grady New Harmony Theatre -- Boeing Boeing 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Waymore’s Outlaws Haubstadt Fest Grounds -- John Riggins (Straight from Nashville) (Haubstadt Sommerfest) Roca Bar North -- Acacia 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Never Been Caught Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Matt Osborne & the Familiar Strangers Band OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Salt of the Earth 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sax in the City Fridays


w/ Opal Fly-The Elektric Feel Good Cirkus Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- No Curfew Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Adult Prom Night Legends -- Karaoke On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -Tenbound Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Shawn Brashear 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with DJ Jake Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Zero Kings Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Live Music 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Suprise Comedians!

11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

Saturday, June 22

Buds Harley-Davidson-East -Rider to Rider Seller Assist Haubstadt Fest Grounds -Haubstadt Sommerfest 11:00 AM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- 9 Ball Pool Tournament 12:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Tribute to Smilin’ Mike McKinney 1:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Ri Ra Live on the Riverside 2:00 PM New Harmony Theatre -Boeing Boeing 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry

4:30 PM The Evansville Memorial Coliseum -- Demolition City Roller Derby: Dynamite Dolls and Destruction Dames (2 Bouts) 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 6:35 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Frontier Greys Bosse Field -- Otters vs. River City Rascals (Heritage Federal Credit Union) 7:30 PM New Harmony Theatre -Boeing Boeing 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Waymore’s Outlaws Haubstadt Fest Grounds -- McFly! Back to the 80’s

(Haubstadt Sommerfest) Roca Bar North -- Lindsey Williams 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Never Been Caught Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Dale Niehaus OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Po Dunk Willies 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Dang Heathens Doc’s Nightclub -- Static Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Diversion Lanhucks -- Blood Tribe plus Vykanthrope Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -Blended Society 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Katie Watts Duo El Rio -- Latin Party! Hammerheads -- DJ Jake Ryan & DJ Kriss KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Zero Kings Lamasco Bar -- Calabash 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -Suprise Comedians! 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night 2:00 PM Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Biker Brunch with Live Music by Drew Aud New Harmony Theatre -Boeing Boeing Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- DJ White Lando 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:05 PM Bosse Field -- Otters vs. Frontier Greys (Berry Plastics) 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party w/ DJ Kapkom Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 7:30 PM Victory Theatre -Jagermeister Country

Tour 2013: Aaron Lewis 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -- Elle Maze 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Hillory

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MONDAY, JUNE 24

Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monday Night Swing Dance and Social Club 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Ice Age: Continental Drift ($1 Admission) [East] 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver. Lounge) -- The Marlinaires Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole

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7:30 PM Victory Theatre -- Gregg Allman 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- DJ KapKom 8:30 PM Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke 9:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night Roca Bar North -- Bike Night Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship 9:30 AM Showplace Cinemas (All Locations) -- Family Film Fest: Ice Age: Continental Drift ($1 Admission) 5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night with Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts Rafferty’s -- Tom Small


7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Rock & Blues w/ Flawless Wells Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Lacey Chaddock 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Club Royale -- Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Joe’s Garage Lamasco Bar -- Josh Roberts 9:30 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -- LeMerigot Overnight Getaway Drawing 10:30 PM Double Dukes (Henderson) -Karaoke with Mama Judy

Thursday, June 27

Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night Roca Bar North -- Ladies Night Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival 1:00 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- King’s Highway 2:15 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Goodwill 4:00 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- The Boston Boys 5:00 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- 10 String Symphony 6:00 PM O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool

6:10 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- David Wax Museum 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Blind Draw Cornhole El Rio -- Trivia Night 7:20 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Del McCoury Band 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Jazz & Funk Lounge w/ Monte Skelton Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Karaoke Survivor Competition 8:45 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Merle Haggard 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke

Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -Karaoke Contest (Finals) KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke by Full Throttle with Hot Rod TGI Friday’s Restaurant -- DJ Jon B 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Acoustic Show 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke 10:30 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Scythian Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Downtown Evansville -Hadi ShrinersFest Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- David Wax Museum & Renegade String Band 11:00 AM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- G2 12:00 PM Downtown Evansville -- Junior Achievement Go-Kart Racing 12:10 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- 10 String Symphony 2:00 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Goodwill 3:00 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Giving Tree Band 4:10 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Town Mountain 5:00 PM Downtown Evansville -- Fish Fry & Beer Garden with Scott Sublett Band 5:20 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Della Mae 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Acoustic Double Dukes (Henderson) -Bike Night The Red Geranium Restaurant -- Patio Jams with Warren “The Rocket-It-Man” Batts 6:30 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Steeldrivers Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Entertainment News4U.me 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Keith Vincent 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Chuck Grady 7:45 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- The Deadly Gentlemen 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Lipstick Blonde Roca Bar North – Boscoe France Band 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Stompbox 40 Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Troy Miller OV Watersports Tiki Bar -Curtis Brown 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Sax in the City Fridays w/ Opal Fly-The Elektric Feel Good Cirkus Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Waywards Koodie Hoos -- DJ & Karaoke with Greg Hayes Legends -- Karaoke On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Carolina Chocolate Drops 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -Lindsey Williams Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Smoke Rings 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with DJ Jake Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flat Stanley Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke


Lanhucks -- Tim Ash Band 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Headliner Brad Tassel Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Leftover Salmon 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

Saturday, June 29

Downtown Evansville -- Hadi ShrinersFest Victoria National Golf Course -- United Leasing Championship Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- The Boston Boys 6:30 AM Downtown Evansville -- Bass

Tournament at Angel Mounds Boat Ramp 7:00 AM Downtown Evansville -Junior Achievement Go-Kart Racing 8:00 AM Downtown Evansville -- Car & Bike Show Downtown Evansville -BBQ Contest in Hadi Shrine Parking Lot 10:00 AM National Guard Armory -- The Party Diva presents Glam Girls Rock! K-5 Girls Only Party with Crafts, Games, Food & Glam Makeovers 11:00 AM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Kentucky Bluegrass Allstars & Arnold Shultz String Revival 11:45 AM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Renegade String Band

12:45 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Professors of Bluegrass 1:55 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Spinney Brothers 3:05 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- G2 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry Winetree (East) -- Beer Tasting 4:15 PM Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Lost Bayou Ramblers 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Blind Dog Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson) -- Live Music 7:00 PM Downtown Evansville -ShrinersFest Jam Concert (The Crowd) at Hadi Shrine Parking Lot Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- David Grisman Sextet 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Lipstick Blonde Roca Bar North -- Nick Hamilton 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Stompbox 40 Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Shannon Lawson OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Salt the Earth Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Sam Bush Band 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Tarnations Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Minx O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Tastes Like Chicken (formerly The Crowd) 9:30 PM Babel Bar & Lounge -- Live Entertainment Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Aly’an Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Vintage Rendition 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Deja Blu Doc’s Nightclub -- DJ Willz Dance Party El Rio -- Latin Party! Hammerheads -- DJ Jake Ryan & DJ Kriss KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flat Stanley Lamasco Bar -- Goodbye June Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night: Various Bands Yellow Creek Park (Owensboro) -- Punch Brothers 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Headliner Brad Tassel 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Jon B (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night Victoria National Golf Course -United Leasing Championship

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layer. Coach. Manager. He’s done it all. He began playing volleyball more than 30 years ago and coaching it within the past decade. He’s earned a following that stretches across three states. Sonny Nguyen is the director of volleyball at Metro Sports Center off Virginia Street. His fourth year as director begins in July. Jeff Fossett, the general manager, approached Nguyen in 2009. The Elite Volleyball Academy had recently closed, and Fossett heard about Nguyen’s talent and his following. “He is the best at what he does,” Fossett said. “We had just recently renovated the facility to be able to have volleyball, and needed a volleyball guru. He is the direct reason why we have seen the growth that we have.” But Sonny Nguyen’s life doesn’t end and begin with volleyball, though he met his fiancée, Cheryl Boyd, through it. He was training her daughter, Kate, at Tri-State Athletic Club. Nguyen and Boyd would discuss Kate’s training, and they began to bond through their time spent together. Eventually, their friendship turned into a seven-year relationship with a wedding on the horizon. “It’s the best thing; she’s my best friend, my better half,” Nguyen says. “She keeps me grounded. She keeps me humble.” Nguyen has had to put down the volleyball more in the past year. From years of playing volleyball, basketball and tennis, he has earned bad ankles, wrists, shoulders, a bad elbow, rotator cuff and a bad back. Now he has taken up golf. Boyd doesn’t enjoy the sport and won’t play with him, so Nguyen plays with his friends.

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“I’m not a pro by any means,” he says. “I do it for fun, because I just want to get out and hang out with friends, and I just go golf. It’s a good time for a bunch of friends to get together.” Stepping away from the court to spend more time with friends and family and to ease the wear and tear on his body, was all possible because of his hands-off approach to coaching the volleyball leagues at Metro Sports Center. Nguyen oversees 15 to 30 coaches at any one time, depending on the season. He manages the paperwork for the travel volleyball team. He takes care of scheduling practices, games, referees, front-counter workers and more. He also oversees the flag football league and parties at the center. “It’s like The Wizard of Oz,” Nguyen says. “I’m the guy that’s behind the screen pulling to make sure everything runs smoothly.” And while he’s managing, Nguyen’s staff takes care of the players. He attributes much of his success to his coaches. “I consider them the bread and butter of the place, because … [they] make this place run a lot smoother all around,” Nguyen says. He still coaches some league teams and helps with personal training, but now it’s his former players who are stepping up. “They trust me enough to come back and work for me,” he says. “I trust them enough to come work [for me], because they know how the system works. For them to come back and want to work means I have built a good bond with them.” Metro Sports Center’s summer league starts soon, and for Nguyen, that means more paperwork, more players, more bonding and more volleyball. —Katye Snyder

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t’s rare in 2013 to come across a band that cites Electric Light Orchestra – in particular, former lead singer and producer, Jeff Lynne - as a major influence. So, you can imagine my surprise upon discovering that Likewise, winner of this year’s Rockin’ River City Ride Battle of the Bands, was just such an anomaly. Even more confounding, the two members have yet to graduate high school. How 17-year-old Ben Dahlquist and 18-year-old Matt Cassidy came under the musical spell of a 70’s British rock group with classical pretensions can be explained in four words: parents with good taste. What’s not surprising is the relatively short history of this young band. “We first got together several years ago and just started jamming,” Dahlquist says. “I think the Beatles’ ‘Day Tripper’ was the first song we learned.” While Cassidy studied the violin early in his childhood and became a bit of a jack-of-all-trades musician, Dahlquist only picked up the guitar four years ago. But just like their friendship, the musical spark between the two was immediate. To hear Cassidy and Dahlquist recount their often hilarious early attempts at live performance is like witnessing a classic comedy team. Descriptions of these initial shows are often punctuated with laughter and the phrase: “It was awful!” In short order, though, there was less awful-ness and more harmony as the duo developed a singing style reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel. “Most people just have back-up harmonies that compliment the lead singer,”

Cassidy explains. With us, it’s almost like one voice.” Armed with a new-found confidence, Likewise booked numerous shows at local cafes and restaurants, including a residency at Greek’s Pizzeria where they currently host open-mic night on Thursdays. Their sets contained a few originals but were mainly dominated by Beatles and classic rock covers. The inspiration for more creativity came with a permanent band name. “Matt thought up Likewise, because our family members were suggesting all kinds of terrible names,” says Dahlquist. “We started collaborating on new songs almost instantly.” Their sound, according to Cassidy, can be described as “pop alternative.” “Our stuff doesn’t necessarily sound like ELO or the Beatles, but we like to use similar chords and chord changes,” he explains. After playing well-received sets at Hacienda and other local restaurants late last year and into early 2013, Likewise fatefully entered the 2nd Annual Rockin’ River City Ride Battle of the Bands. The event was held April 20th at Casino Aztar. Despite competing against four very talented and experienced area groups, the duo was unfazed. “We weren’t nervous at all until the end when the votes were being counted,” Cassidy says. “We had no idea that we were going to win, but it was awesome.” The prize package included free studio time, and the boys are currently hard at work on a debut album entitled Neighbors which they expect to complete by the end of June. With graduation looming, the duo hopes to pursue music full-time – maybe even with the help of Jeff Lynne. “If we could get our CD in his hands that would be the highlight of highlights,” Cassidy says. In the meantime, the Battle of the Bands victory has opened the door to more local shows, including gigs at Deerhead Sidewalk Café and Lamasco Bar & Grill. But even if Likewise fails to hit it big, Cassidy and Dahlquist intend to rock on, regardless. “We would play restaurant gigs until the end of time if we could make a living at it.” —Thomas Ellis

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Carson’s

PHOTO CREDIT AMANDA HILGER

Brewery For many people, beer is a treat after a hard day at work. For Jason Carson, the owner of Carson's Brewery in Evansville, beer is work.

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everal years ago, I began looking at starting a rum and whiskey distillery. Our family has been in the chemical business for a few generations and I was looking for a new venture. As I began to do research, it became apparent that it was a lot harder to find a distiller than it was to find a brewer,” Carson said. “I ended up tracking down a high school friend (Nathaniel Cruse) who I knew has over 20 years of experience in commercial brewing. We discussed the transition for him to learn how to become a distiller and began researching how to distill spirits. After a few conferences and an on site training at Koval Distillery in Chicago, we decided that maybe starting with a brewery would be our best opportunity to get to a distillery.”

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Carson’s Brewery currently produces six beers: Brown Cow Brown Ale, Eville Wheat, Harlot Honey Blonde, Pagan Pale Ale, Red Dawn Amber Wheat and RIPA Red India Pale Ale. Carson said the process for determining the six beers offered came about through several factors. Carson received a lot of feedback and assistance from Cruse, Carson’s Brewery Brewmaster and John Mills, the brewery’s Head Brewer. The group concocted a number of test brews and conducted many private tastings and events. Through this trial and error process, the group came up with the current list of six beers offered.

“We do plan to monitor how those brews are received and may replace the lowest seller with a new style. We have several that were really close to making it in,” Carson said. Carson mentioned future plans to brew a pumpkin ale this fall, the first in a series of specialty beers. He also hopes to offer some barrel-aged beers as well. Carson noted that recent tapping events at Knob Hill Tavern, KC’s Time Out Lounge, Roca Bar North, Bokeh Lounge and Gerst Haus helped to promote the beers and gain a following in the community.

While current space limitations limit the amount of beer the company brews, Carson’s looks to expand in the near future. “We are currently making four barrels a week in a lab next to the future brewery off Lynch Rd. Our new 20 barrel brewhouse will be able to make 40 barrels a week once we get up and running this summer with expansion possible up to 5,000 barrels yearly,” Carson commented. “We have additional land to expand on that will be for the brewery and/or a distillery,” he added. Carson said that once production moves into the brewery, they will offer all six beers on site at 2406 Lynch Road. He also mentioned that when the brewery opens, they will host special events and look to expand into more restaurants. On June 8, Carson’s Brewery will be on tap at Mesker Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Brew to benefit the Evansville Zoological Society. —Paul Bragin

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Ratings are given from 1-5. 5 is the best rating a reviewer can give, meaning they were very pleased with the beer and would strongly recommend it. 1 is the lowest rating a reviewer can give, meaning they did not enjoy the beer at all.

All I really taste is pine hops when I sip from this can. Which I am getting use to the more I am made to explore and try new beers due to the review. But this is a little more potent than I would prefer. Very bitter from beginning to end.

Jabez Martinez • 4

This is a straw colored beer with a nice, white head. It did have some nice hops flavor with some grapefruit characteristics. I could also taste the malts with a bitter finish. This beer had nothing that really stood out but was just a little above average.

Nick D • 4

The color of this brew is jewel-like amber. The first whiff is smooth but rife with hops. It doesn’t feel like someone punched you in the nose when you take hard, sharp smell of it. The first pull carried the strongest hops flavor but lingered only briefly on the palate. Unlike most pale ales the texture gets smoother as you get further into it. The flavor also becomes more subtle as you progress as well. In a can this is one of the only pale ales I’ve ever had that I would drink on a hot summer day and still be refreshed. It is another well balanced and refined entry from Two Brothers.

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Left Hand Brewery Milk Stout Nitro

Christy Moore • 5

As an artist I think the labeling captures the imagery of a Belgian Abby, right down to the stain glass window. The motive of follow through to the taste is successful with a fruit infused sweet aroma with a hint of licorice, the flavor maintains a caramel malty sweetness with tones of toffee and spices. very drinkable. If I was a monk Leffe is the monastery I would like to live at.

All I can say is Wow! America @#$% Ya! This delightfully sweet stout from right here in the home land is one of the best in its class. I may have had stouts that equal it, but I have never tasted any better. The nitro ads a interesting element if you do the recommended gravity pour, it has a rolling shimmer that creates a unique visual aesthetic.

Jabez Martinez • 4.5

This is a very dark beer with a nice, chocolate head. I enjoyed the milky creaminess I could taste. I also could taste the roasted malts, coffee and chocolate but none of those flavors where too overbearing. It has a 6% ABV but you couldn’t tell it.

This beer is a brown with a tint of red in appearance. I could smell the Belgian yeast, caramel, toasted malts and earthy hops. I could taste some prunes and caramels and a mild bitterness from its hops. I really enjoy the Blonde Leffe that is out there and really enjoyed this darker version.

Nick D • 3.5

This beer sports a translucent deep brown color with a slight red tint. The aroma is a velvety cocoa with a slight nutty tone and the malt is nestled perfectly in the middle. There is even a subtle smoky scent. The first couple pulls hit hard on the back of the palate, surprising from such a seemingly smooth beer. There is moderate sweetness present but it isn’t very indicative of caramel. The flavor is warm and fairly complex but the strong bite of the texture brings it down.

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Jabez Martinez •4.5

Nick D • 4.5

Black as night sums up this nitrogen infused beer. The aroma is sultry with a bold coffee aroma jumping right out at you. There is a subtle cocoa scent that is more smoky than sweet as well. The taste and texture are as luxurious as the smell. The texture is so smooth the bite of alcohol is totally nonexistent. The flavor is really light, maybe too much so, but it brings opulence with its subtle, smoky malt. Stouts are not for the summer but if nothing else, treat yourself to one of these in a nice cool air-conditioned room. It is an ultimate chill beer.


Widmer Citra Blonde

Jabez Martinez • 4

This beer pours a clear, pale yellow. The aroma has some light Citra hops. The flavor is pretty light but rather refreshing, especially versus most Blond Ales. I enjoyed the light malt flavor below that supports the hops, not overpowering. This is a light, summer beer to drink on a hot day.

Nick D • 1.5

Christy Moore • 2

Well here we are with the newest Widmer belly flop onto the hot pavement of summer. As I have come to expect from this brewer, their consistency seems to follow a trend of capturing the polar opposite of what I find appealing about a beer. It has a clear gold pour with thin bright white head. The nose is a citrusy lure than makes you consider maybe the Widmers are going to change my mind about the dishwater they bottle. But it has a very thin palate with a blandness that starts out ok but has no longevity to the flavor.

This one is a washed out amber hue. I hate to say it but this beer has one of the funkiest smelling beers I have ever witnessed. It has a pond water odor punctuated with mildew and a slight citrus aroma that is lost in the mix. The texture is nice and smooth but the flavor is that of stale, flat grain. The taste is largely unappealing and there is nothing interesting about it at all. It is like someone put Beer 30 in a bottle sweetened it and mixed it with pond water.

Cigar Review: Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto

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his cigar is full of complex flavors. Right off the bat, there are flavors of dark espresso, sweet chocolate and a little caramel. There isn’t one that stands out from the other. It’s like the cigar is split in thirds as far as the flavors go. This is definitely a medium-full cigar that pours out smoke and holds ash like no other. Into the second third of it, the flavors stay pretty much the same, which to me is the only disappointing part of this great cigar. There is a pepper that came about on the palate, even though it was there through the nose in the first third. In the final third, the pepper on the tongue has backed off but that is the only change. The Liga Privada line of cigars is great. Yes they are a little pricey, but you will instantly know where your hard earned money went when you sit down with one of these bad boys. —Matt Latham

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arts & activities Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville, IN 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org

624 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-1054 barnesandnoble.com

June 2-30 – Tri-State Art Guild’s “Big & Tiny Show” Angel Mounds hosts this 4th annual juried exhibit of very large and very small works. Fine art patrons who desire to purchase large scale original artwork will enjoy this rare opportunity although there will be a wide range of sizes to choose from. Works are rendered in a variety of fine art mediums including paintings, sculpture and photography. The community is invited to attend the opening awards reception on June 8th from 1:00-2:30pm. Membership and event information may be found on the guild’s website www.tri-stateartguild.org. Exhibit hours are Tues-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mon. No charge to view exhibit only.

June 8 – Author & Evansville Native Sarah Elle Emm A native of Evansville, Indiana, and graduate of The University of Evansville, Sarah Elle Emm has traveled extensively, including living in Germany, England, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her love for travel and experiencing different cultures has shaped her writing, and helped develop the Harmony Run Series with intricate levels of humanity and emotional connection. Sarah currently resides in Sanibel, Florida with her chef husband and their two daughters. Ms. Emm will also be returning to Evansville, Indiana for a book signing celebrating the release of Opalescent from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Book two from the Harmony Run Series.

Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

318 Main St # 101 Evansville, IN 812-422-2111 artswin.org June 14-30 - 2013 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition Functional Relationships challenges the clay artist to create a group of functional objects that have visual and/or utilitarian harmony. From salt and peppers to punch bowls and cups, the work should form a coherent functional “whole.” Juried by nationally recognized clay artist, Mike Jabbur.

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Boy Scout Eykamp Center 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 812-423-5246 artswin.org

June 1 – Art in the Park Please join the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana for a wonderful outdoor event! Art in the Park is their free summer art fair and will be held at the Boy Scouts Eykamp Center. Local artists and businesses will have booths set up with plenty of artworks and other forms of entertainment. Art in the Park is a family friendly event and there will be a Children’s Activity Tent along with the Hadi Shriner’s Clowns! The event begins at 9 a.m. and comes to a close at 5 p.m.

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The Ford Center

1 S.E. M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1515 thefordcenter.com June 20 – Barry Manilow Direct from Broadway, following a critically acclaimed sold out run on New York’s Great White Way, Barry Manilow, the undisputed #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, brings his hit-packed concert to cities around the nation. Don’t miss this unprecedented concert as Manilow performs songs from his massive catalog of hits. From “Mandy” to “I Write the Songs” to “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and so many more. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for Barry Manilow are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-7453000. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Haynie’s Corner District

2nd Street and Washington Ave. Evansville, IN sculptevv.org June 15-30 – Sculpt EVV Sculpt EVV Outdoor Sculpture Show, on display through April 20, 2014, is a national juries sculpture exhibition, with selected works on a public, outdoor display in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Events include an art and music festival, free guided tours, a beer and wine garden at Bokeh Lounge and Clay EVV and Inspired by Sculpture exhibitions in the Adams Art Gallery from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Awards and prizes will be announced.

Newburgh Preservation Hall 200 State St. Newburgh, IN 812-853-1720 historicnewburgh.org

June 15 – Traveling Theatre from Hanover College’s Nothing Stops this Train Historic Newburgh, Inc. is pleased to announce that live theatre is returning again this year. Nothing Stops this Train a play about the Underground Railroad by Terence Boyle. The play tells the fascinating story of John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who helps other slaves escape. The play is set in Lancaster Township, home of Eleutherian College, the first college in Indiana to admit students regardless of race or gender. For additional information and ticket purchases, please call 812-853-2815 or visit the Historic Newburgh, Inc. office at 517 W. Main Street. The performances are sponsored in part by a grant from Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana.

New Harmony Contemporary Gallery of Art 506 Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3156 usi.edu/nhgallery

June 1-23 – Andrew Cozzens Excerpt from Andrew Cozzens website: “I aim to create a visual situation in which the time duration of the work becomes an experience rather than a measured interval. I utilize both natural and synthetic processes to give my work a lifespan beyond the instantaneous viewing. By virtue of one’s own sensual impulses, I encourage the viewer to experience the present, develop a past,


consider the future, and realize their place within the continuum of the work.” Opening reception is on May 18th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. June 29, 30 – Brandon Smith & Travis Townsend Brandon Smith is an Oakland, California based painter who received his BFA in Oil Painting in 2002 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His painting style incorporates social realism with contemporary brush strokes. Travis Townsend studied at Kutztown University (BS 1996) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA 2000). His awards include an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, three grants from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation and a National Young Sculptors Award from Miami University. The opening reception will be on June 29 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

New Harmony Theatre

419 Tavern St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3115 usi.edu/nht/ June 14-16, 21-23 – Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. The Tony Award winner for best revival on Broadway in 2008, Boeing Boeing is one of the theatre’s greatest farces. One cosmopolitan male with an apartment in Paris is living the dream he has three beautiful flight attendants stopping over whenever their international flights land at Orly. He has it all worked out; the ladies never cross each other’s paths. Perfect! What could go wrong? Well, let’s base our happiness and success upon the airlines’ timetables and find out! Buckle your seatbelts for a fast-paced ride. This flight is pure comic fancy.

Victory Theatre

600 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-425-5050 evansvillephilharmonic.org June 5 – BB King His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 87, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on

B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don’t look for him in some kind of semi-retirement; look for him out on the road, playing for people, popping up in a myriad of T.V. commercials, or laying down tracks for his next album. His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for B.B. King are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY), and the Ford Center Ticket Office. The show starts at 8 p.m. June 15 – Jagged Edge American R&B group; featuring lead singers, identical twins Brandon and Brian Casey born in Hartford, Connecticut, Kyle Norman of Decatur, Georgia and Richard Wingo of College Park, Georgia. Wingo was a late addition to the group, added after Kandi Burruss of Xscape recommended he be added. Kandi was also the one who brought the group to the attention of Dupri. Signed through Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records to Columbia Records, the group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri. Lead singers Brandon and Brian have written the bulk of the group’s material. They have also written for Usher, Nivea and Toni Braxton. Tickets for Jagged Edge are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY), and the Ford Center Ticket Office. The show begins at 8 p.m. June 25 – Gregg Allman As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for Gregg Allman are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY), and the Ford Center Ticket Office. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ghost Brothers of

Darkland County @ The Centre

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ive into dark and harmonious entertainment this fall and grab a ticket for “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” which are on-sale now! The production is described as a “Southern Gothic supernatural musical of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge” and is a creative collaboration from the minds of Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett. The literary basis of the musical is a story Mellencamp told King involving two brothers who were at odds with each other over a girl. One brother kills the other accidentally and shortly after, the surviving brother and the girl died in a car wreck. For a chilling tale with uncanny tunes perfect for the fall season, don’t miss “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” at the Centre on October 17! —Oliver Mason Ticket info: The Centre Box Office, Ticketmaster online or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Historic Newburgh Nothing Stops this Train Theatre presents:

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tale of slavery and the escape to freedom is coming to historic, downtown Newburgh. “Nothing Stops this Train” is a live production with its roots set deep in Indiana history. On June 15, the Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre (students from Hanover College) will be performing the play at Preservation Hall in downtown Newburgh. This Terence Boyle play takes the audience to the Underground Railroad, telling a story of John and Sarah Tibbets, and a slave named Georgina, who helps other slaves escape. Learn “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” an old slave song, observe the hardships and danger of escaping and witness the heroes that abetted their fellow man. —Elisabeth Osborne For more information on the play or to purchase tickets, call the Historic Newburgh, Inc office at 812-853-2815.

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Book Review:

Music of the Belly Dancer by Brian Sweany

When I first started reading Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer, I thought to myself, The title has nothing to do with the book. I discovered that was not the case; it just took awhile to reveal itself.

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he story follows Hank – as he likes to be called. His full name is Henry David Fitzpatrick after the famed writer Henry David Thoreau. Over the course of the novel, it discusses events from his late teenage years to early twenties. He follows the expected invincibility mindset of a teenager by experimenting way too much with drugs and alcohol. It is later revealed that he has his reasons for going a little overboard. From the very beginning, Hank has a sense of humor that is simply infectious. His parents decide they want to have another child – even though they are middle-aged and his dad has already had a vasectomy. Who knew there was a procedure to reverse a vasectomy? (Maybe people do know that, but I certainly did not.) Hank finds this idea utterly ridiculous since they already have two nearly full grown children.

Then there is the love triangle that kind of ends up being a love square along the way. Everything is full of excitement when you are young, stupid and in love. Hank should know this because he just cannot decide who he wants to be with more. He also tends to date women that his best friend, Hatch, has also dated. This novel is sort of like a highway. Some of the twists and turns are expected while others seem to come out of nowhere. It is full of teenage hormones, heartache and enduring friendship. It somehow manages to be emotionally raw and humorous all at once. What a combination. —Corienne Gulley

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community & family Angel Mounds Historic Site 8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org

June 8 – Howl at the Moon Night Run Slip on a pair running shoes and tap into your primal self with an invigorating run in the summer twilight. There will be both a 5K and a 5 mile course to traverse in the night. The run begins at 9 p.m. For more info visit them on facebook at Get Dirty Mud Fun Weekend. June 8 – Get Dirty Mud Run Get down and dirty while staying active in this fun for all-ages event. Who doesn’t like to play in the mud? The run begins at 9 a.m. For more information please facebook at Get Dirty Mud Fun Weekend. June 9 – Mountain Bike Race Go off-road with your mountain bike on the gorgeous grounds of Angel Mounds. Be active and enjoy nature while blazing up the trails. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information please facebook at Get Dirty Mud Fun Weekend.

Catalyst Church

3232 Claremont Ave. Evansville 812-250-8383 mycatalystchurch.org June 15 – Block Party Free to community! The party begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

The Centre

715 Locust St. Evansville 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com June 8 – Dancing with Our Stars: Evansville Style The St. Vincent Center for Children and Families will hold its fifth-annual “Dancing With Our Stars, EvansvilleStyle” fundraiser, at the Centre’s Ballroom. The glamorous, localcelebrity-studded event is held to

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benefit St. Vincent’s programs, including childcare for families in the greater Evansville area. The event will help subsidize early childhood education for many of Evansville’s working families. The event will feature nine extraordinary Evansville business and community leaders paired up with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program, during which the audience may vote for their favorite dance couple to determine the winners of the mirror-ball trophy and people’s choice. Information can be obtained from Stephanie Starkey at 812-424-4780; srhsvdc@insightbb.com or www.stvincentsdaycarecenter.com.

Downtown Henderson Water Street Henderson, KY 270-826-3128 handyblues.org

June 8-15 – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival

Saturday, June 8

10 a.m. – The William Branaman Street Strut People’s Parade with music by Bob Minnette and the Dixieland Society 11 a.m. – Food: Taste of Henderson 11 a.m. – Music: Jimtown Saints 12:45 p.m. – Music: Blues4U 2:30 p.m. – Music: Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues 4:15 p.m. – Music: David Dunavent & the Evol Love Band 6 p.m. – Music: Michael Gough Band

Monday, June 10

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Break

Tuesday, June 11

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Break

Wednesday, June 12

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Break 6 p.m. – Music: Peter Karp & Sue Foley 8 p.m. – Music: Voice of the Wetlands Allstars

Thursday, June 13

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Break


5:15 p.m. – Music: Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble 5:30 p.m. – Food: Red Beans & Rice 8 p.m. – Music: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, June 14

Noon – Food: Concession Sales Begin Noon – Music: Amazing Soul Crackers 2 p.m. – Three Shades of Grey 4 p.m. – Boscoe France Band 6 p.m. – Terry Evans Band 8 p.m. – The Holmes Brothers

Saturday, June 15

7:30 a.m. – 4th Annual Ridin’ for a Reason Noon – Food: Concession Sales Begin Noon – Music: Super Chikan 1:30 p.m. – Music: Blues Caravan 2013 4 p.m. – Music: Bill ‘Howl-N-Madd’ Perry 6 p.m. – Music: Heritage Blues Quartet 8 p.m. – Music: Janiva Magness 10 p.m. – Music: Bernard Allison

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science 411 SE Riverside Dr. Evansville 812-425-2406 emuseum.org

June 1-30 – Skulls & Bones Exhibition The museum’s Main Gallery will host an exhibition entitled Skulls & Bones. Visitors to this exhibition will have a chance to learn about the skeletal system of both humans and many types of animals. This rigid structure is important because, not only does it support and protect our organs, but it also allows for movement and is the birthplace for red blood cells. Through a variety of hands-on displays, visitors can learn about the complex structure of bones, find out how to identify a variety of animal skulls, and get tips on the importance of diet and exercise in order to maintain bone health. They can look through a microscope that magnifies the amazing structure of bones, learn to identify the different internal parts of bones, find out how bones are actually living, growing tissue, and see the bones of an ice age mastodon from the Museum’s collection. Bones and Skulls is presented in partnership with the Evansville Museum Contemporaries.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden

1545 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville 812-435-6143 meskerparkzoo.com June 3-30 – Summer Zoo Camp Take part in one or all eight sessions of Summer Zoo Camp. Each week long session is a different theme! Camps are designed for ages 5-12 and half-day camps are available for 4 and 5-yearolds. Please call 812-435-6143 x 414 for more information. June 8 – Zoo Brew This popular event is a fun evening of beer, wine, great food and entertainment throughout the Zoo. This event is for those 21 and over only. 7-10 p.m. Tickets will are available now at meskerparkzoobrew.eventbrite. com. June 16 – Father’s Day Special Bring your dad to the Zoo on Father’s Day and he will receive free admission! June 21 – Bowling for Rhinos Support this event presented by the Association of American Zookeepers, taking place at River City Recreation which is located at 1050 South Weinbach Avenue in Evansville. All money raised during Bowling for Rhinos will go directly to Rhino conservation.

Metro Sports Center

5820 Metro Ave. Evansville 812-479-5425 metrosportscenter.net June 1-30 – Summer Sports Camp If your children love sports of all kinds, this camp is the one for them. It is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early drop-offs and late pickups, lunch and snacks are all included. Daily activities at Metro Sports Center will include soccer, baseball, basketball, flag-football, dodgeball, gymnastics, volleyball, arts & crafts and much more! This camp is ideal for keeping your children active this summer! Metro Summer Sports Day Camp is for children ages 4-12. First week of camp is $129 as well as a $100 deposit. There Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2013

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is a discount for multiple week and multiple sibling sign-ups. Individual days are also available at $35 per child. This camp with keep your kiddos energized in both indoor and outdoor environments. Call or visit Metro Sports Center online to register.

Swonder Ice Arena

209 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville 812-479-0989 skateswonder.com June 1-30 – Summer Camp This camp is constructed purely and simply to be a blast. Campers 6-12 years old will have so many activities to choose from it will make their heads spin. Camp Swonder campers can go ice skating, swimming at Hartke Pool and on nature hikes in Wesselman’s Woods. The children will have access to instructors teaching instructional hockey, general ice-skating, comic art drawing, junior zumba and tumbling lessons, all under one roof. Campers will enjoy sports, games, crafts and more! Starting May 29, Swonder offers week-long sessions and discounts for multiple children. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Visit their website or call for more information.

Vanderburgh County 4-H Center 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville 812-867-6217 sicmarathon.com

June 14, 15 – Monster X Tour: Monster Truck Show Monster Truck Entertainment is the fastest growing monster truck company in the industry since its inception in the spring of 2007. Their philosophy is simple; to provide quality, safe, family entertainment. With 27 years of entertainment expertise, the combination of Danny Torgerson’s extensive knowledge of the industry and his team’s decades of experience equal an event that is unparalleled to any other in the market today. Get ready for motor mayhem with featured trucks Heavy Hitter, Ballistic, River Rat and more! Thrill acts will include freestyle motocross and the American Thunder Ride Truck. For more information visit monsterxtour.com. June 22 – Color Blaze 5K Run/Walk Color Blaze 5K is all about creating color-filled memories with your family and friends! You will start the 5K off sparkling white by the end of the 3 mile run/walk, you will have become a Picasso work of art! Bring the whole gang out and be a part of the coolest run around! Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult! Still have questions? Please visit their FAQ’s, or shoot them an email at help@colorblaze5k.com. Visit colorblaze5k.com for more information. June 29 – Evansville Benefit Horse Show Evansville Benefit Horse Show is an event that raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We have raised over 40,000$ since it started in 2009 for charity. We were wondering if we could be a story also for your magazine for the tri-state. Visit their website for more information at evansvillebenefithorseshow.com.

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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

551 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville 812-479-0771 wesselmannaturesociety.org June 22 – Bird Banding Assist with an ongoing research and conservation project as we catch, identify, band, and record data on the birds of the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. This unique hands-on birding experience offers close up encounters with wild birds and demonstrations on banding techniques and bird identification. Participants can also help release them back to the wild! Bring your camera! Note: for the safety of the birds, this program will be cancelled in adverse weather, such as days with heavy rain. No pre-registration is required. FREE and open to the public. The event begins at 2 p.m.

Yellow Creek Park

5710 Kentucky 144 Owensboro, KY rompfest.com June 27-29 – ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival

Thursday, June 27

1 p.m. – King’s Highway 2:15 p.m. – Goodwill 4 p.m. – The Boston Boys 5 p.m. – 10 String Symphony 6:10 p.m. – David Wax Museum 7:20 p.m. – Del McCoury Band 8:45 p.m. – Merle Haggard 10:30 p.m. – Scythian 12 a.m. – David Wax Museum & Renegade String Band

Friday, June 28

11 a.m. – G2 12:10 p.m. – 10 String Symphony 2 p.m. – Goodwill 3 p.m. – Giving Tree Band 4:10 p.m. – Town Mountain 5:20 p.m. – Della Mae 6:30 p.m. – Steeldrivers 7:45 p.m. – The Deadly Gentlemen 9 p.m. – Carolina Chocolate Drops 10:15 p.m. – Leftover Salmon 12 a.m. – The Boston Boys

Saturday, June 29

11 a.m. - Kentucky Bluegrass Allstars & Arnold Shultz String Revival 11:45 a.m. – Renegade String Band 12:45 p.m. – Professors of Bluegrass 1:55 p.m. – Spinney Brothers 3:05 p.m. – G2 4:15 p.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers 5:30 p.m. – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver 7 p.m. – David Grisman Sextet 8:30 p.m. – Sam Bush Band 10 p.m. – Punch Brothers 12 a.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers & Faubush Hill

YMCA of Southwestern Indiana Various Locations 812-423-9622 or 812-401-9622 ymcaswin.org

June 1-30 – Day Camp A safe, affordable and fun day camp for elementary school children, age 5-13, is launching now! The Y’s summer programs provide a range of activities, to entice everyone’s interest, in an atmosphere that reinforces the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Kids will enjoy a summer full of nature, water fun, games, field trips, sports, arts & crafts and new friendships. Weekly themes allow your child to make new discoveries and explore activities of interest such as a variety of sports, art, theater, music, science and more. For the younger campers (5-10), Day Camp is offered through the week from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is jam-packed with awesome activities and field trips. To register, go online or call the Downtown or Dunigan YMCA.

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River City

Bicycle Classic

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rea bike racing enthusiasts have yet another fantastic opportunity to compete. The 2013 River City Bicycle Classic – an INKY Cup Points Series Race - returns to Evansville bigger and better on June 8th. Featuring a .7 mile loop racecourse that winds around the lake in historic Garvin Park, the event includes a $7000 purse with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville. It’s the perfect combination of competition and charity. In addition to the main event, there will be plenty of activities to keep spectators entertained. A festival with food, sponsor and business vendor tents will begin at 10 a.m. along with a kid’s bike rodeo held in conjunction with the Evansville Bicycle Club. At 12 p.m., local micro-brewery Tin Man will host a beer garden followed by a local celebrity bike race at 1:10 p.m. There will also be live music presented throughout the day. While the event organizers hope to see a big local turnout, bikers from all over the area are encouraged to participate. Special hotel rates of $69 are available for racers at the Comfort Inn. Be sure to mention the River City Bicycle Classic to secure the discounted rate. —Thomas Ellis

for consideration before the 10th of the month prior to your event.

To pre-register for the event, visit Truesport. com. For more information, contact Race Director Mike Boren at 812-402-5656.

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REVIEWS

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June 14

Man of Steel Warner Bros After their home planet Krypton, faces annihilation, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara Lor-Van (Ayelet Zurer) decide to send their newborn son, Kal-El, to Earth in order to save him. He is to be a lone survivor, representing the hopes and dreams of an entire, extinct race. Kal-El’s space pod lands on Earth and is discovered by Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and his wife, Martha (Diane Lane). The wholesome Kansas farmers raise Kal-El as Clark Kent, and try their best to keep his secret, that we are not alone, but he is. One fateful day, a school bus full of children crashes, and Clark must decide if he’s going to save them and be discovered or, in order to keep his secret, let them die. After saving them, Clark begins a life of exile, not really knowing who he is, or why he is different. He struggles with this until Earth comes under attack from other surviving Kryptonians, General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue). No longer caring if the world is ready to receive him, Superman (Henry Cavill) leaps into action to save his new home planet and new love interest, Lois Lane (Amy Adams). Writer David S. Goyle and producer Christopher Nolan are fresh from the success of The Dark Knight franchise. Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) directs. Music is by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King). With more of a “Dark Knight” feel, the Superman reboot Man of Steel is primed to deliver the compelling story of one of our more beloved, sensitive and identity-stricken heroes.

June 14

The Bling Ring A24 Based on a true story, The Bling Ring follows the exploits of a restless group of teenagers who decide the only way to have the things celebrities have, is to rob them. Led by Rebecca (Katie Chang), but probably more so by peer pressure, a group of teens start by robbing a few nice cars in Hollywood. They eventually work their way up the misdemeanor ladder to full felonies at the homes of celebrities like Kirsten Dunst and Paris Hilton, whose home was robbed several times before she realized it and called police. Nicki (Emma Watson), Sam (Taissa Farmiga), Chloe (Claire Julien) and Marc (Israel Broussard) round out the remaining band of thieves. Sofia Coppola writes and directs. Not surprisingly, she chose Hollywood as the set location, and even filmed inside some of the homes where the real crimes took place. The real life ‘Bling Ring’ piled up approximately $3,000,000 worth of celebrity belongings, which is interesting considering the items were paid for with entertainment fan money in the first place. The movie’s budget was $8,000,000. I’ll estimate that this film will bring in approximately $50,000,000 across the globe, begging the question, couldn’t we have just bought these people some designer jeans and saved the rest for a story that matters? There is no doubt the film’s title symbolizes the futile cycle of materialism, and I hope it stops here. The only justice was that Emma Watson’s wallet was reported stolen during filming – no offense, Ms. Watson.

—Ben Clark

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reviews

cinema new releases

Jack Reacher Paramount

A man pulls into a parking garage, parks, drops a quarter in the meter, guns down five random people in broad daylight, then speeds off untouched. Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) shows up at the scene, fingerprints the quarter and less than 16 hours later, an ex-military sniper with a deadly past, James Barr (Joseph Sikora, is arrested and given a confession to sign. Instead of signing the confession, he writes, “Get Jack Reacher.” Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is not so easily gotten. He is a highly skilled, ex-military homicide investigator who has dropped off the face of the Earth with an impeccable service record. Naturally, everyone is surprised when Reacher waltzes into the police station only a few hours after Barr’s arrest. In the meantime, Barr has been beaten into a coma by other prisoners during his trip to the county jail. Unable to question him, Reacher searches for answers as to why Barr would have asked for him by name. He reveals Barr’s deadly past to District Attorney Alex Rodin (Richard Jenkins) and Barr’s public defense attorney, Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike), who happens to be the D.A.’s daughter. Upon learning that Barr has murdered in cold blood before, the case seems open and shut. That is until Rodin hires Reacher as her lead investigator to try and keep her client off of death row. He then starts to unravel why a person, sane or otherwise, would pay the parking meter before gunning down five innocent civilians. Think Bourne meets Dr. Harry, and reach for this one on the rental shelf. You won’t be disappointed, and that’s no stretch.

Safe Haven Relativity Media

After a violent encounter involving a bloody kitchen knife, Erin (Julianne Hough) escapes Boston as a murder suspect. Pursued by the relentless, alcoholic detective Tierney (David Lyons), she changes her name to Katie and starts a new life in picturesque Southport, North Carolina. She settles quickly enough, finding a job, purchasing a house and chatting with neighbor, Jo (Cobie Smulders), who mysteriously is never seen with other townspeople. And, she never comes up in any conversations with said townspeople. This wouldn’t sound off any alarms in say, New York, but this is Southport. It’s almost as if this Jo lady is a ghost or something…more on that later. Reluctant at first, Katie eventually falls for Alex (Josh Duhamel), who is a recent widower and father of two. Their newly discovered “safe haven” is endangered when Tierney sends an APB with a picture of Katie as a murder suspect. Alex, instead of doing the smart thing and protecting his children from a mysterious stranger, vows to protect Katie. As the explosive Southport Fourth of July party approaches, so does the belligerent Tierney, who we’ve since learned is actually Katie’s abusive husband. She was forced to stab him in order to protect herself on the night she left Boston. After wrestling together, Tierney’s gun discharges, killing him. When the dust settles, Katie learns that Jo was really Alex’s wife – yes, she’s been talking to the ghost of Jo, his deceased wife. The end. There is no safe haven from this movie except avoiding it altogether. —Ben Clark Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • June 2013

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LOCAL BAND SPOTLI G HT The Scandalmongers

ABOUT THE BAND:

Members are Reid Chancellor on vocals and guitar, Logan Patberg on vocals and guitar, Chase Keller on bass and vocals and Dylan Woodall on drums and percussion. Myself (Ried Chancellor) and Dylan formed the band back in 2008. After having multiple friends play bass, we finally have found the line-up and that we wanted. We released our first record back in August of 2012, Child Songs and have just recently released our newest EP uglies. We have been playing with the same line-up for over a year now. WHAT THEY COVER/DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE:

We play all original music minus a cover or two here and there. I would describe our style as a melting pot of all of our favorite bands. Kind of like a SPAM version of music (but mainly ham). In the simplest form, I would call it indie pop/rock. THEIR INFLUENCES:

Our Influences are extremely diverse... They stem from pop-punk, indie rock, pop music and really anything we hear. But some specific ones would be Calibretto(13), Ben Kweller, IWASACUBSCOUT and Elvis Costello. WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCES:

We are always playing shows and announcing them when get them booked. You can keep up with us on our facebook page at facebook.com/thescandalmongers or Bandcamp at thescandalmongers1.bandcamp.com.

LOCAL JAM: Turkuaz @ Lamasco Bar & Grill

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unday night at Lamasco is one of the richest musical treasures Evansville has to offer. It quickly turns any day of rest, into a day of boogie. It was the seventh of April, a warm, spring breeze and latewinter chill were at odds with one another and Brooklyn-based Turkuaz (ter-ku-wahs) took the stage. Described as “power funk,” this band of 10 showed that they could not only serve whole helpings of funk but they could also swing in bright, big-band bliss, frolic among a field of smooth, jazzy notes and spout soul-fire golden age blues style. The spry twentysomethings began by lying down and infinitely calm and swanky vibe. It lulled the ears for a bit, teasing them until the sound burst from the gate into the raucous energy of a Bourbon Street parade. Turkuaz is fluent in passion but they also possess the innocent eagerness of a grade-school crush. They fired salvos of varying rhythms each more intoxicating than the last. Add seamless segues and structured but loose instrumentation and you get an extremely danceable, but also complex band that is a blast to experience live.

—Nick Durcholz Check out the band at turkuazband.com and for Lamasco’s Sunday schedule visit lamascobarandgrill.com or this month’s In Town section.

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cd reviews dUg Pinnick

Naked MVD Entertainment 4/5

You never know quite what to expect from a solo album. More than often than not, the songs sound unfinished, awaiting the input of the other band members. But this is clearly not the case with Naked. King’s X bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick’s entirely autonomous new release sounds completely whole. Handling all instrumental duties, he is a one-man band – albeit, one that rocks like an angry David Bowie fronting a particularly aggressive Living Colour. Many of Pinnick’s songs tend to follow a similar pattern: slow, spacey, psychedelic verses that burst into impossibly heavy, funky choruses. “I’m Not Gonna Freak Out,” “Courage,” “The Point” and the epic “I Hope I Don’t Lose My Mind” all work this angle to near perfection. Yet, “Speeding Love,” “Take Me Away From You,” “That Great Big Thing” and “What You Gonna Do” put the pedal to the metal (forgive me) from beginning to end. The latter track is as heavy as it gets – both musically and lyrically. Pinnick pulls no punches: “Everybody thinks I got a whole lot of money because I play in a rock band/groove for the people/but I’m broke down – but I’ve spent my whole life doing what I wanna do.” He seems to be doing just fine by himself.

Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project Devils ‘n’ Darlins Self-released 4/5

Collective Soul lead singer Ed Roland takes a break from the spotlight with the Sweet Tea Project (STP), a timely diversion from his rock star day job. A collective, so to speak, of musician friends hanging out and playing an array of (mostly) acoustic instruments, the STP is highly congruous with the current musical climate – in line with bands like Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers. Roland and company rip it up on the opening title track with a freight train rhythm and a nod to the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” “Going to Birmingham” starts deceptively slow with some ukulele strumming before kicking in with a chorus that Freddy Mercury (R.I.P.) could have written. Here, the background vocals are pristinely layered – initially seeming in complete juxtaposition to the otherwise loose feel of the album. But when Roland’s friends join him on the beautiful, downbeat “When It Comes Down to Love,” the perfect harmonies really soar, adding emotional weight to the track. While Devils ‘n’ Darlins doesn’t come across as a wholly new musical adventure – songs like “Just As I Am” and the closing “Lennon’s Lullaby” would sit comfortably on a Collective Soul record – it still sounds fresh.


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Pop Evil Onyx eOne Music 2/5

All the best metal riffs were used up years ago, so now it’s just a matter of trying to recycle them in an intelligent or unique way. By that measure, Onyx is the dumbest, most unoriginal album released so far in 2013. Each song sounds like it was patched together with bits of Shinedown, Saliva, Creed, 3 Doors Down and everyone’s favorite punching bag, Nickelback. All could be forgiven in the name of guilty pleasures if not for Leigh Kakaty – the single worst hard rock singer alive. Case in point: lead single “Trenches.” Just one of many cliché-ridden songs about overcoming the struggles of modern life, Kakaty inexplicably punctuates the end of nearly every line with a comical “yeowww!” He means to sound tough, I assume, but his yelps only distract. “Divide” actually starts with a pleasingly dark intro before devolving into another pseudo-metal rip-off. Kakaty tries to rap his way through the verses before delivering the philosophical chorus: “Sometimes in life we gotta fight/ looking for the truth in wrong and the black and white.” My eyes have been opened. Onyx might actually succeed as one of those fist-pumping albums that riles up crowds at a sporting event – where the sheer volume of the music overrides its blandness. That’s about it.

The Quick & Easy Boys Make It Easy In Music We Trust 4/5

The Quick & Easy Boys bring the funk – and the pop, the rock and the psychedelic – on their third full-length release. The band covers a lot of musical ground over the course of 10 songs, but the album flows effortlessly. As advertised, Make It Easy goes by fast. The Oregon powertrio has no patience for filler, so each song is concisely arranged and delivered with pop precision. “Hey Hey Hey” and “Let Me Get Down” are little funk masterpieces that would motivate even the most coordination-challenged individual to hit the dance floor. It’s as if the trio conjured Hendrix from the dead and plied him with (more) pills for maximum speed – and Prince just happened to walk in and shred the guitar solo. “Toothpaste” pulls in the opposite direction. The guitar picking is elegant and reminiscent of the Beatles’ classic “Blackbird.” The band’s apparent theme song, “Make It Easy” proves how deftly the trio can segue from one style to another – even during the same track. While the verses make for a sort of old school doo-wop, the almost imperceptible shift to a periodic minor key brings the track right back to present day alternative music. Make It Easy is 36 solid minutes of irresistible hooks and welcome mood swings.

—Thomas Ellis

Armed With Legs Self-Titled

Self Released

This Seattle band is armed with smooth vocals, and songs layered with melodic guitar tones. It’s not overproduced, which is a nice change in this poppy-genre. A variety of sounds and instruments work hard to keep the monotony to a minimum, although several of the songs will give you déjà vu of the previous. The new album isn’t unique enough to be God’s gift to indie-pop, but it does hold promise. Look for the new “Armed With Legs” this June.

ASG

Blood Drive

Relapse Records

Hailing from North Carolina, ASG is breathing new life into the 1990’s alternative-metal scene. With hardcore and punk influence, the majority of the tracks on Blood Drive hit the ground running. Tracks like “Blues for Bama” and ”Earthwalk” surprise you with a more ambient sound, especially compared to harder tracks like “Castlestorm.” After more than a decade of shows, the band is seeing consistent success, including being featured on Volcom Entertainment and video game Skate 2, and touring with Motörhead. Fans of stoner metal and heavy rhythms will have a lot to enjoy in Blood Drive.

Anna Bergendahl Something To Believe In

Decca Records

Something to Believe In starts off on the right path for a folk rock album, with the bluesy, Fleetwood Mac-esque “I Don’t Know (Where I’m Going with This).” From there, the album goes flat. The music of 21-year old Bergendahl has a laid-back feel similar to that of Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones. The album has backing from well-know producer Larry Klein, who has produced for many greats including Joni Mitchell and Peter Gabriel. Despite that, the music just seems to blend in like a wallflower. One hopes to hear her vocal diversity embraced further as she releases more music.

—Elisabeth Osborne

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& An Interview

Ed Roland PHOTO CREDIT ED ROLAND

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Boasting the soul of a garage band and the charm and tales of southern Americana, Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project are deep into their maiden tour.

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ore notably, Roland is the front man for the rock band Collective Soul, known for their hits “Shine,” “The World I Know,” “December” and more, the band will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014. His newest musical venture Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project will release their first album Devils ‘n Darlins later this year. While they will not be touring close to the tri-state, a road trip to North Carolina or Georgia to see them is highly advised. Roland took some time in between shows and bands to chat with News4U. News4U (N4U): What led you to collaborate with the guys in Sweet Tea? Ed Roland (ER): I have a studio at my house and I kinda reconnected with some guys I played in high school bands with or my early-20’s with and they were doing what I call the ‘coffee house circuit.’ So, after they would get done with their gigs, we’d suddenly seem to end up over at my house in the studio and we’d just jam and hang out. N4U: Can you put into words the musical or lyrical vision you have with Sweet Tea? ER: Well, with Sweet Tea we try to be a bit more story-telling, I will say that. And with that being said, it’s not like I don’t try that with Collective Soul but sometimes you can get away with a little more abstract lyrics with Collective Soul, with theirs (Sweet Tea’s), I really wanted to be straight-forward, straight-ahead and just focus on that. As far as the music side of it, you know, really focused on the harmonies. These guys sing amazing harmony. N4U: Can you take yourself back to when you heard “Shine” being played for the first time on a major radio station? How did you feel? ER: Oh yeah, we had just gotten signed to Atlantic, and my manager at the time said, “You can have the weekend because after that, you’re on the road forever.” So, I flew to Memphis to see Elvis’s Graceland and got off the plane, got in the car, turned the car on and there was “Shine.” I was like “Oh my God, Elvis is talkin’ to me…” (Laughs) And it was all good from there buddy! —Nick Durcholz

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Al’s Corner Pub 301 W. Columbia St. (812) 909-2249 Algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 South Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726

Club Canopy (Above the Jungle)

415 Main St. (812) 425-5282

Babel Bar & Lounge 323 Main St. 456-1745

Club Royale 2131 W. Franklin St. (812) 401-1699

BackStage Bar 524 Main St. 424-5020

Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 428-BALL

Blush Ultra Lounge &Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) (812) 433-4000

Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN (812) 858-2782

Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. (812) 909-0388 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY (270) 827-2206 Dave’s Sports Den 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887

Ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456 Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 Fat Boys Tavern (Ft. Branch, IN) 115 McCreary St. (812) 753-9914 11 Frame Lounge 1801 Franklin St. (812) 423-5355 Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040 Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin (812) 423-0796 Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492 Harpoles Main Street Exit Live 1031 Main St.

Buck’s Tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 429-0055

Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia (812) 425-2515

Hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 433-4100

Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616

Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown (812) 401-1201

Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin

Double Dukes Henderson, KY 2044 Hwy 41 Ramada Inn (270) 826-6600

Iron Horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918

The Joke Factory 217 Main Street (812) 250-1376 K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall(812) 437-9920 Koodie Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin (812) 437-0171 Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia (812) 491-2222

Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444 Leroy’s Tavern 2659Mt.VernonAve. (812) 464-8300

Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. (812) 425-7729 Marigold Bar

2112 S. Weinbach Ave. (812) 475-8780

Mojo’s Boneyard Sports bar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. (812) 475-8593

O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. (812) 401-4630 Old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. (812) 401-1400

On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill Henderson, KY 100 Second St. (270) 826-2424 The Peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. (812) 423-5171

Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. (812) 421-8741 The Pub 1348 Division St. (812) 423-2121

Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. (812) 477-4088 RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 426-0000 Rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Ave. (812) 423-0872 Rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 Safari Wine & Martini Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282

Show Me’s (West) 5525 Pearl Dr. (812) 402-7100 Show Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. (812) 401-7469 Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828

Sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. (812) 422-0801 Tiki Time Bar 1801 Waterworks Rd. (812) 425-1912 Tin Fish 300 W. Jennings Newburgh, IN (812) 490-7000 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Xcess Gentlemen’s Club 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170

Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker (812) 491-6229

Smitty’s Italian Steak House 2109 W. Franklin St. (812) 423-6280

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