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CONTENTS

January 2014

FEATURES Pg. 16

Cuisine & Dining

Health & Fitness Guide

The Ideal Starting Point for Your New Year’s Resolution

Pg. 6 Shen Yun at the Centre

An Incredible Ancient Spectacle

Pg. 11 Harlem Globetrotters at the Ford Center An Interview with High-Flyer “Moose” Weekes

Pg. 12 Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular at the Ford

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Interview with Featured Performer Plumb

Pg. 14 Monster Jam 2014 at the Ford Center

An Interview with Quadzilla Driver Roger Gauger

Pg. 26 EPO Classics: Strings on Fire at the Victory Featuring Guest Solo Violinist Stefan Milenkovich

P. 28 Broadway at the Centre presents Elvis Lives and Hello Dolly! Two Shows, Infinite Entertainment P. 75 Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle & Ashes Divide Interview with a Well-Rounded Musician Editor’s Corner Pg. 4 Year

of the Horse

Business Pg. 48 Smokefree Communities Pg. 53 The Value of Vaping

Sports Pg. 21 Bob’s Gym Custom Fit Pg. 24 Soccer Tots at Metro Sports Center Pg. 40 Dust Off Your Crock Pots, the

Super Bowl is Near! Pg. 66 Icemen Player Profiles

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Pg. 30 Jason Watson Food Critic Pg. 31 Cooking Spotlight: Los Bravos

Pg. 94 Clubs & Pubs Guide Pg. 95 We Were There

Reviews

Mexican Restaurant Pg. 32 What’s Cookin’: Rafferty’s Restaurant & Bar Pg. 33 Local Chef Spotlight: Aaron Vukovich of the Peephole Bar & Grill Pg. 34 Restaurant Guide

New Releases Pg. 88 Music

Entertainment

Coupons

Pg. 9 A Cookie for Your Thoughts Pg. 13 Dear Evansville: A Letter from

Local Happenings

a Not-So-Ordinary Citizen Pg. 15 & 69 Mugshots: They Defied the Law…and Lost Pg. 50 Bar Guide Pg. 54 In Town: Evansville Night Life Pg. 70 Local Talent: Joseph Franklin & Lewis Chaney Pg. 71 Soundboard: DJ Jon J Pg. 72 How I Roll Pg. 73 The Grand Tour Pg. 74 20 Questions from a 20-Year-Old Pg. 78 Arts & Activities Guide Pg. 81 Games: Sudoku & More Pg. 82 Community & Family Pg. 86 According to Kana Pg. 88 Local Band Spotlight: Downfall NSB

Pg. 76 Beer: Cure What Ales You Pg. 80 Local Film: Back in the Day Pg. 87 Cinema: In Theatres &

Pg. 22 & 23 Save

Big!

Pg. 25 2014

Mid America Motorcycle Expo at the Centre Pg. 29 Destination Henderson Pg. 46 James Burton Foundation Awards Grant to South Spencer High School Pg. 57 Urinetown: the Musical at the Evansville Civic Theatre Pg. 79 PG Gallery & Café to Host All is ‘Naut Art Show Launch Pg. 82 Call for Talent: 22nd Annual River City Blues Competition

ON THE COVER

Top Row (L to R): Heidi Lutterbach of Metro Sports Center, Heidi Garza of Heidi Garza Dance Studio, John Wilson of Dan’s Competition, Tony Maslan of Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym and Elizabeth Higginbottom Bottom (Kneeling, L to R): Jenny Madden and Andrea Outlaw-Sanders of Two Fit Girls Personal Training & Fitness Photo by Daniel Knight of Studio B Photography

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Contributors Claire Edwards, Nikki Davis, Adam James, Lauren VanCleve, Jaimie Humbert, Abigail Adler,

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Year of the Horse

>> Readers, advertisers and friends of all sorts, As small, pristine flakes tumble, turn and sway down to the ground all around the office, my mind is encased in a white calm. But on the inside, swirl memories of 2013 mixed with anticipatory snippets of expectations of what is to come in the New Year. In 2013, we moved offices for the third time, fashioned a brand new publication from scratch and I myself (among others), was blessed with the opportunity of speaking to a handful of talented entertainers that I would never have thought I would be able to share a word with. Can 2014 top it? The Year of the Horse is known in the Chinese Zodiac as arriving saddled with speedy success and a significant dose of romance. With such promises it seems like 2014 has more than a fair shot… At any rate, the Year of the Horse begins for News4U in a vigorous way. Inside you will find a special section devoted to businesses and organizations in our area who are dedicated to providing not only the means to be active, fit and healthy, but also the spirit and motivation to sustain it. From specific sports, to charitable organized runs, to the electric Zumba, to the calm and rush of cycling, the tri-state can be a haven of health if you make the effort to pursue it. This special section is also ideal for those with a health or fitness oriented New Year’s resolution.

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Events-wise, the first month of the New Year boasts the snarling, snorting mechanical beasts of Monster Jam and the pranksters of the paint the Harlem Globetrotters at the Ford Center. At the Centre, you will find the equally ancient and epic performance of Shen Yun and the place for everything biker, the Mid America Motorcycle Expo. You will find all of this, plus a well-rounded interview or two and much more, inside!

Nick Durcholz Editorial Manager & Writer Evansville Media Group


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Shen Yun 2014 at the Centre By Thomas Ellis

Translated as “the beauty of heavenly beings dancing,”

Shen Yun is coming to the Centre for two extraordinary performances

January 28 and 29.

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reated by a New York-based troop of dancers, choreographers and musicians, the production has received standing ovations the world over for its depiction and revitalization of China’s divine culture – 5,000 years of civilization that defined elegance. Shen Yun combines the breath-taking aesthetics and physicality of Chinese dance with the drama and intrigue of the stories and legends that span China’s history, all backed by the power and precision of the Shen Yun Orchestra. It’s a stunning representation of a remarkable artistic period now dismissed by China’s communist government. But through Shen Yun, the beauty and wonder of divine culture lives on, captivating audiences of all ages. At the heart of Shen Yun is the spectacle of Chinese dance - expressive and emotive but also physically demanding with combinations of leaps, turns, flips, spins and other aerial and tumbling techniques. It’s an art form that takes years of strict training to perfect, unique in its complexity and presentation. Through the faces and movements of the dancers, the rich history of China is told – including the tales of heroine Mulan and general Yue Fei. In tandem with the story-based dances, Shen Yun also features a series of enlightening ethnic dances that might whisk you away to the plains of Tibet, the shores of a Dai village or the sprawling plains of Mongolia. But Shen Yun is not just a dance production. Stirring vocal performances from bel canto soloists are interspersed throughout the show, further shaping the historical telling of China’s divine culture. Together with the dances, their voices create a moving backdrop to a lost civilization. Already a smash in over 100 cities worldwide, Shen Yun is a family-friendly production unlike any other. Come see the show that audiences have been calling “mesmerizing.”

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2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour: An Interview with “Moose” Weekes

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By Thomas Ellis

ith a history stretching back to 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball franchise is an international phenomenon. Each generation of players continues the wonderful tradition of entertaining both the young and old from one corner of the world to the other with an inspiring on-court display of athletic and comedic skills. And yet, the Globetrotters’ offcourt performances are even more legendary. As ambassadors of goodwill, they spend countless hours visiting children in hospitals and schools, lifting spirits with the Smile Patrol and promoting character-building programs like C.H.E.E.R. and S.P.I.N.

The Globetrotters return to the Ford Center on January 17 for the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour. Rising star “Moose” Weekes spoke with News4U about his experiences with the team and what to expect when the tour reaches Evansville. News4U (N4U): This is your second full season with the team. Where have you traveled to so far? Moose Weekes (MW): I haven’t been to the United Kingdom yet, but I have traveled to many countries including China, Canada, North Korea, Australia and New Zealand. China, in particular, really loves basketball, and I attribute that to the Globetrotters. I don’t think the sport would be nearly as big worldwide without us and our great history. N4U: You were a standout at Middle Tennessee State. Did you try to play professionally at any point? MW: I never tried to play in the NBA - I was really into my field of wellness and exercise science and got a job as a personal trainer. But I played in a charity game against former Globetrotters and NBA players and was named the MVP. The Globetrotters then decided to give me a shot, and once I got that opportunity I never looked back. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. N4U: Your background in wellness and exercise science must be a nice fit for the great programs that the Globetrotters promote in schools. How much input do the players have with these programs?

MW: We are always being asked for new ideas or suggestions to make the current programs better. The creative process goes both ways between the home office and the players. It’s a collaborative effort to make sure that we continue to live up to our reputation as goodwill ambassadors. N4U: Last year, the “fans rule” approach was a huge success. What new rules can we look forward to this year? MW: Last year, the popularity of the fourpoint shot exceeded our expectations – the fans loved it. So, this year, we decided to make it available all game long – there’s no special time for the shot. Also, we have the trick-shot challenge. Each coach has a flag that they can throw to make the other team take a trick-shot. That allows the Globetrotters to show off our arsenal of amazing shots for the fans. Those are just a couple of the exciting new rules that should make for great entertainment. N4U: At Middle Tennessee State you were known for shot-blocking. What are you most know for with the Globetrotters?

MW: Well, aside from being known for my charm and charisma (laughs), I’m known as one of the “high flyers” – I do a lot of dunking. A lot of times I play with my hair out – the “Moose on the loose” look. People have always said that my hair looks like antlers when I’m above the rim. The more I protested, the more the name stuck. So, I’ve made it mine – I’ve become the “Moose.”

The game starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the fordcenter.com.

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An Interview with Featured Performer

Plumb By Thomas Ellis

Winter Jam returns to the Ford Center on January 30th with a who’s who line-up of

contemporary Christian artists including Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch and American Idol contestant Colton Dixon.

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lumb, the lone female on the bill, has sold more than 500,000 albums and two million singles worldwide; her songs have appeared in numerous films and television shows from Bruce Almighty to Vampire Diaries. On

break before the next leg of the tour, she kindly spoke with News4U.

News4U (N4U): You got your start singing back-up for the legendary

Bill Gaither, the epitome of traditional Christian music – yet you have evolved into a cutting edge artist known for dance remixes and controversial subject matter. What do you imagine he thinks of your music? Plumb (P): Not only did I sing for Bill Gaither, but I also worked in the Gaither’s warehouse selling DVD’s (laughs). It seems like a lifetime ago. In regards to my music, I think Bill and his wife believe in relevancy, in being truthful. I don’t think it really has much to do with style for them but more with confidence and being genuine. When I was offered my record deal, Bill’s wife Gloria took me aside and gave me some really good advice that has helped to sustain my career. I think they’re proud of me.

N4U: Was your move into film and television a natural progression or did you seek out the exposure?

P: A very big percentage of my career has been opportunity - I don’t

orchestrate anything. I was pursued early in my career by the film and TV industry, and I just simply had to say yes or no. But now that I’m a part of that world, I want to continue my involvement. I never want to be a one dimensional artist. In fact, I’m in the middle of writing a book right now. I want to share my heart as well as my voice – I want to go deeper and bigger and wider, not just straight ahead.

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N4U: Winter Jam is the first time that you have been involved in a package tour with other artists. As a singer with six albums to your credit and a huge following, what’s your take on playing a festival? P: I have a different perspective than some of the other artists, but I’m no less excited. I’m a wife and a mother of three small children, and because Winter Jam only schedules shows on the weekends, this tour gives me the opportunity to be in front of huge crowds and still be home during the week with my family. And I appreciate that it’s affordable for fans – you get a lot of entertainment for your money. No two artists on the bill are the same.

N4U: Speaking of children, your

2007 album Blink was conceived as a collection of lullabies but manages to appeal to adults, too. It sounds like a musical meeting of the minds between Enya and Sarah McLachlan. P: I take that as a huge compliment. I was trying to make a record that an adult would like to listen to but would also make their child go into a coma-like state - to give a parent or child caregiver a break (laughs). The goal was definitely to make a “chill” record. Its success was a bit of a surprise, because I made it out of necessity - I was knee-deep in motherhood at the time.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.thefordcenter.com.


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at the Ford Center: An Interview with

Local Driver

Roger Gauger By Thomas Ellis

Local monster truck driver Roger Gauger is the proud owner of Quadzilla, a beast on four tires that stands over 11 feet tall, weighs over five tons and crushes any car in its path.

News4U (N4U): Quadzilla is the definition of a monster truck. Did you build it yourself? Roger Gauger (RG): Yes, we built the differentials for it, the frame, painted the body on it, built the rims for it – the majority of the structure. By “we” I mean family members and good friends that help me. When I go to shows, I always take at least one or two of them with me depending on the venue and location. It takes about 45 minutes to get the truck off the semi and get it race-ready. N4U: What is your involvement with the Monster Jam tour – will you be performing at other shows throughout the year? RG: We do lots of shows for different promoters – Monster Jam is just one of them. They’re great people to work with. But I have a full-time job as a construction worker, so I do this on the weekends right now. I pick up as many shows as I can – we’ll do some of the winter shows and quite a few of the summer ones as well.

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N4U: Financially speaking, how do you maintain the upkeep of Quadzilla? Do you have sponsors? RG: We fund the majority of the expenses ourselves, but we do have some local sponsors that are very important to us including Evansville Bolt & Nut, Cummins Racing Engines in Princeton, CTC (Commercial Truck Components) and Perfection Driveline in Chandler and Amsoil. Most of them are local businesses that have really helped me out with parts, etc. It takes a big burden off of me. N4U: As a driver who is not on tour fulltime, what are your expectations for the competition at the Ford Center? RG: I consider myself just as capable of winning as anybody else. Back in June, we raced against a number of drivers from out of town at the Vanderburgh County 4H Center and won both nights. We’ve got a great truck, great equipment – anything is possible.

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QUADZILLA Body: 2002 Ford Super Duty Fiberglass. Differentials: Rockwell 106 with

International Planetaries manufactured by Gauger Motorsports. Transfer Case: Profab Aluminum Quick Change. Transmission: Hi-Performance C-6. Chassis: All Tube Chassis manufactured by Gauger Motorsports. Suspension: 4-Link with Nitrogen Shocks. Tires: 66x43x25 Goodyear Terra Tire. Wheels: Lightweight Racing Wheels manufactured by Gauger Motorsports. Engine: 557 C.I. Ford, Ford SVO Block, Cobra Jet Aluminum Heads, Roller Valve Train, Steel Crankshaft, 871 Littlefield Blower, Enderle Fuel. Injection, 1500hp.

For more information about Roger Gauger and Quadzilla, visit quadzilla4x4.com or facebook. com/quadzillamonstertruckracing. Show dates and times are as follows: 1/10 (7 p.m.), 1/11 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) PHOTO CREDIT QUADZI LLA4X4.COM

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he racing veteran who bought his first truck in 1991 while on honeymoon will go bumper to bumper with the nation’s best drivers when the wildly popular Monster Jam tour returns to the Ford Center for three shows on January 10 and 11. He kindly spoke with News4U about Quadzilla and the upcoming shows.


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SoccerTots

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hannel all that toddler energy into something constructive and fun at Metro Sports. SoccerTots® sign-ups are now open for 2014. This nationally known program helps develop coordination, motor skills, balance and listening skills in a team atmosphere with the emphasis on “FUN.” This is the perfect non-competitive soccer program for children Ages 18 months to 5. SoccerTots® began in 2002 in Spokane, Wash. and quickly became the

Premier Children’s Physical Development Program. The program uses a wide variety of games to engage kids in physical activity. Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness and create self-confidence. SoccerTots® is an 8 to 12 week program that started at Metro in November 2006 and has had a steady following ever since. Instructor to student ratio is kept small (8 kids) to maximize individual development.

2014 Session Start Dates:

Jeff Fossett, General Manager at Metro Sports Center, said, “ It is great to watch these kids develop and grow with the program, but most of all we just have so much fun.” All of the Metro Sports Instructors are professionally-trained through the SoccerTots® Training Program.

Jan. 6th (12 weeks). Mar. 31st (11 weeks). July 7th (11 weeks). Sept. 29th (10 weeks). There is a session registration fee that covers all the classes plus a $35 yearly enrollment fee. (With the enrollment fee, your child receives a SoccerTots® T-shirt, Soccer Ball and Soccer Bag.)

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2014

Mid America Motorcycle Expo

at the Centre

By Thomas Ellis

Since its inception back in 2008, the Mid America Motorcycle Expo has grown each year, expanding from a one day, low-key event to a two day extravaganza with over 70 vendors and 40,000 square feet of motorcycle madness.

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t’s heaven on earth for motorcycle enthusiasts, a spectacular, family-friendly trade show that attracts attention from all over the U.S. Last year, vendors from 13 states participated from as far away as Arizona and Texas and thousands of people bought general admission tickets. The seventh edition of the expo promises to be bigger and better in every way with more vendors, more parts dealers, more custom bikes and a full schedule of entertainment and charitable efforts: •Live bands raising money for breast cancer awareness •Classic retro pinup girls contest sponsored by PinUp Baggers •Tattoo contest with a $5 entry fee – winner takes all •Unveiling of a new autism bike made of puzzle pieces by Tim Banks from Cycle Works Choppers in Owensboro on Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m. - specifically designed for Y & M Productions and the Mid America Motorcycle Expo to help raise money for autism

•Breast cancer bike and Toys for Tots Marine Corp bike on display •After party at Double Dukes / Ramada Inn in Henderson

The dates and times for the 2014 Mid America Motorcycle Expo: Saturday, January 25th (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, January 26th (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The expo is open to the public. Admission is $10. Children under 12 get in free. To register as a vendor, visit midamericamotorcycleexpo.com. For more information, call (270) 993-1768 (Yvette) or (270) 869-5755 (Mike) or email ymproductions910@yahoo.com. The Centre is located at 715 Locust St.

Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all about the bikes. Prizes will be awarded in nine classes including Bagger, Vintage, Custom, Open Class, Metric (sport bike), Trike, Mini Class, Best Paint and Best of Show. Be sure to register your ride at the show for a chance to win. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • January 2014

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The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Classics:

By Jaimie Humbert

The Evansville Philharmonic, with Maestro Alfred Savia and guest soloist StefanMilenkovich, will steam up the Victory Theatre on Saturday, January 18 at 7p.m. with a red-hot performance.

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he violin concerto evokes passion and sensuality from Serbian violinist Milenkovich, who was a silver medalist at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis at the age of 16. Maestro Savia accompanied Milenkovich in Indianapolis, and to celebrate Savia’s 25th year with the Evansville Philharmonic, he hand-selected each act this season, jumping at the chance to showcase Milenkovich’s passionate Strings on Fire. According to the Philharmonic’s Director of Marketing and Development, Chelsi Grove, “Stefan came up with the name because it’s very hot.” The strings are appealing, passionate and intense. Strings on Fire “flares with Spanish influence.” The night’s opener is Brahm’s Symphony No. 3. The Third Symphony tune has often remerged in pop culture, including Frank Sinatra’s 1951 song “Take My Love.” While Johannes Brahms may not evoke Spanish tradition, the Third Symphony leads up to Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. The pair of violin concertos share the fervor and fury of any saucy celebration.

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Symphonie Espagnole, a piece consisting of five independent movements and based on Spanish folk songs, was intended to convey Lalo’s thought of “a violin soaring above the rigid form of an old symphony.” Tchaikovsky called it “fresh, careful to avoid all that is routine, and more concerned with musical beauty than with tradition.” Grove confirms that Lalo’s “Spanish Symphony” defied the more conservative, non-aggressive compositions of Lalo’s era, and he instead presented an orchestral masterpiece more “captivating and powerful to the audience because of its passion.” Due to the success of Lalo’s “Spanish Symphony” in 1875, Spanish-themed music became trendy, and Bizet’s Carmen premiered a month later. Prepare for a night of Latin music and inspiration. Gardel’s tango encore, “Por Una Cabeza,” may have patrons dancing in the aisles. The night’s Spanish influences suggest an evening of dance and romance. Strings on Fire runs under two hours with an intermission. Tickets are available through the box office by calling (812) 425-5050 or online at evansvillephilharmonic.org.


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Elvis Lives & Hello Dolly! By Lauren VanCleve

Elvis Presley is the most well-known artist to emerge from Tennessee; Hello Dolly! is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals. And now, you can relive all of their wonderful, classic music when Broadway at the Centre presents Elvis Lives & Hello Dolly! at the Aiken Theater at the Centre.

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lvis Lives is an unforgettable, multimedia journey through the life, music and legacy of Elvis Presley. The show, presented by On Stage Touring, LLC features performers who won the Elvis Presley Enterprise’s annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Each performer will represent Elvis at different stages of his life and career. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives; which includes a never-before-seen exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’ stage-wear that will be on display in the lobby of each theater hosting a performance. See Bill Cherry, the Ultimate Elvis Contest winner from 2009, who has been performing as Elvis since 1989. Leo Davis, one of the top finalists from the Ultimate Elvis Contest in 2009. Who is one of the few artists performing music from all three eras of Elvis’s life and Dean Z, the winner of the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Contest, who has dedicated his entire life to living as Elvis.

After you witness a phenomenal performance by Elvis at every stage of his life, four days later, relive Dolly Parton’s biggest hits through Hello Dolly! Hello Dolly! is one of Broadway’s most enduring classic musicals. The show is presented by famous artists and the winner of not one, but ten Tony Awards. Starring Sally Struthers, who is known for her role as Archie Bunker’s daughter in All in the Family, the show features vivid, powerful performers who dominate the stage with laughter and sentiment. Struthers stars as Dolly, a strongwilled matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for a well-known, unmarried half-a-millionaire named Horace Vandergelder, played by John O’Creagh, who is a bit of a scrooge. Filled with the glamorous styles of New York City in the 1800s, Hello Dolly! features a wonderful collection of songs that will keep you enthralled. The show has charmed audiences around the world for nearly 50 years with its irresistible story and unforgettable songs such as “Put on your Sunday Clothes,” “It Only Takes a Moment” and “Before the Parade Passes By.” Hello Dolly! was soloved by audiences around the world that they made a motion picture out of the musical. If you’ve seen the movie and loved it, you’re missing out by not watching the live Broadway musical!

Elvis Lives will be in Evansville for one night only on January

Hello Dolly! is in town for one night only at the Aiken Theater in the Centre. The show starts January 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Hello Dolly! are $22, $32 and $54.50 and can be purchased at The Centre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling (812) 435-5544

8, 2014. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $24, $34 and $44. Tickets can be purchased at The Centre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling (812) 435-5544.

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PHOTO CREDIT RACHEL GOERG ES

January 1-15: Christmas Card Competition & Exhibit

Ohio Valley Art League Gallery, 201 N. Main St. www.ohiovalleyart.org

January 10: Walk on the Wild Side: Nature

Programs for Toddlers (10 a.m.) John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Call (270) 826-2247

January 12, 26: Owl Prowls at Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area (3:30 p.m.)

John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Call (270) 826-4424

January 24: The Lettermen (7 p.m.) Henderson Area Arts Alliance, 2660 S. Green St. www.haaa.org or call (270) 826-5916

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JASON WATSON FOOD CRITIC

Perfectly Fresh Meals at Bob’s Gym Various Locations, Evansville & Newburgh, IN www.bobsgym.com

Available January 2014, Perfectly Fresh Meals are out of the ordinary. Speaking with the brains behind the concept, I found out the mission is: Convenient, Affordable, Healthy and Delicious meals. I can only speak for the last. I hope you’re ready for this…ground turkey and quinoa meatballs atop spaghetti squash and soba noodles, with fresh marinara, fresh basil and a touch of soy sauce. Geez freakin’ Louise… I must admit, I was blown away. The meatballs were packed with flavor, while the quinoa took place on the backburner. I simply couldn’t believe how much flavor these little balls of goodness had. The marinara was super fresh with a touch of heat, making a perfect sauce for the protein. If you have never had spaghetti squash, I highly recommend you do. Light, yet flavorful, much more so than other squashes and paired with the soba noodles and soy. It gave the dish a wonderful appearance - as well as flavor - while keeping the carbs to a minimum. Perfectly Fresh meals will be available at five locations (Bob’s Gym and Crossfit). The meals will be packaged cold, ready to reheat and consume at a time suitable to you. I’ve been assured the variety of meals will be vast, and if the quality and taste is anything like my experience, you will be very pleased. Using local meat and produce gives these guys an unlimited menu, while keeping foods fresh and healthy. These meals will be available with no membership and would be difficult to reproduce as affordable ($5.50-$7.00 per meal). Corporate catering will also be available, hot and cold. Like Bob’s Gym on Facebook for more details, nutrition facts and release dates. With New Year resolutions being difficult enough, Perfectly Fresh meals are there to help you stay healthy, quickly, without breaking the bank or boring the palate.

Roly Poly

5702 E. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 962-2326 Roly Poly on Evansville’s east side was a fun little joint. Recently under new ownership, they were kind enough to accommodate me the same day I made the call. My little girl again accompanied me for this one, and again, she was treated like a queen. For this, I am always grateful, and I feel it says a lot for ownership! However, as always, we are here to talk food, so let’s cut the lettuce. Roly Poly is a wrap spot on steroids. Cold wraps, hot wraps, build your own wrap or make that puppy a salad, you have plenty of choices. I went all out with a cold, a hot and built my own! The Cantalina Chicken was piled with basil chicken salad, in which the basil really came through. Topped with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, avocado and alfalfa sprouts, I was certainly pleased. It was fresh and perfectly light for anyone not looking to gorge on a massive burger and fries. Next was a tuna melt. Too long since my last, like a decade, dill tuna salad warmed up in a hot pressed wrap hit my buds nicely on a cold, winter evening. Sharing the spotlight with pepper jack cheese, bacon and barbeque sauce, the tuna remained the star. Finally, my custom build. Roast beef, jalapeno cheese, onion, mushrooms, spicy wing sauce, spinach and of course, more bacon (cause bacon is good). Hot pressed and definitely enjoyed! Abigail ate next to nothing (never does), so by the time I left, I may have been a pinch stuffed. All and all, it is a great spot for light, healthy meals. So, roll on in and try for yourself.

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COOKING SPOTLIGHT Mexican at Home & Away with

Los Bravos Mexican cuisine is a combination of flavors/dishes from indigenous early American cultures mixed with those of European descent, typically Spanish. Staples of a Mexican cuisine include corn, beans and peppers; however, the European influence added meats such as chicken, pork and beef as well as various spices and cheeses. Locally, Los Bravos restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine. At this restaurant, co-owner Ana Bravo has been in business with her brothers-in-law Liborio Bravo, Martin Bravo and Hilario Ayala since 1992. Their food is prepared fresh daily, and Ms. Bravo recommends their Chicken On the Beach. She also shares that from their appetizer menu, their cheese dip is “really popular and the best dip that you can find in the tri-state.” She also says that they have “good food, good service and affordable prices” If you decide to branch out and prepare your own Mexican cuisine, though, knowing what you are jumping into is the first step to a fun and delicious meal. Regional dishes from areas like the Yucatán Peninsula and Oaxaca have deep ties to the traditions and culture of the area from which they arise, and your meal not only can become something to be talked about for its flavor and quality, but it also becomes a teaching opportunity for your family to learn about the traditions and cultures from the area from which it came. To prepare your “comida” (dinner/supper), try starting with a soup. Typical fare is often a soup with a chicken broth base and pasta, or preparing a dry soup made with pasta or rice. These dry soups are also typically prepared with vegetables and/or onions and garlic. Especially with the colder temps, some recipes to warm up could include: Mexican Beef Soup, Frijoles (bean soup), Pork or Chicken Pozole (sometimes spelled posole), Corn Chowder, White Chili Soup and/ or Hominy and Chorizo Chili. Paired with a homemade corn bread, tortillas or chips, any of these would be hearty enough for a whole meal.

For those with a bigger appetite, though, your next step would be to prepare your main course. A typical meal would include a meat (such as chicken, pork, beef, goat or lamb) that is prepared in a sauce and served with salsa on the side. Side dishes could additionally include beans and/or tortillas. There are some recipes that are healthier than others, and preparation styles can vary, but some options include: Fajitas, Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Chiles, Tostados, Fajitas and Tamales. The best part about preparing Mexican cuisine is that the leftovers can be repurposed into a breakfast meal. Reuse the broths and other meats and fixings and combine them with eggs. Think about rolling up your mixture into a tortilla shell and create a breakfast burrito. Beans and white bread along with coffee or juice can round out your meal and help you polish off the remaining portions. —Nikki Davis For fantastic Mexican cuisine away from home, visit any of Los Bravos three Evansville locations or their Boonville or Jasper locations. Check out www.losbravosmex.com for more details!

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othing can bring a family around a table faster or spice up a party at your home than incorporating Mexican cuisine into your next home-cooked meal.

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and textures. Sweet and savory delivered in a crunch of lettuce and crispy chip strips. If you are a fan of honey mustard the House Dressing is most certainly for you. It was immensely flavorful but probably not the lightest option. Bacon, eggs and diced tomatoes also included. All very fresh. The second offering was the Classic Marinated Ribeye. And a sweet cut of steak indeed! Literally… the tender cut was sweet, framed with a smoky, earthy taste. No doubt from the pineapple and soy sauce marinade which made the steak much more interesting to me. Like all steaks and burgers at Rafferty’s mine was hickory-smoked to order. It was very juicy and tender, a solid and creative take on ribeye. The final plate that arrived in front of me was their Classic American Cheeseburger. And classic is no joke! The juicy, multilayered flavor of this buxom burger was like a Fourth of July party on a bun. It was savory-smoky with a bit of sour and a tender, crunchy texture. Rafferty’s does burgers right! So, what are you waiting for? Have a seat, feel welcomed and let the experienced and friendly staff of Rafferty’s work for you and all of yours on any occasion! —Nick Durcholz

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afferty’s is nothing new. They aren’t even a well-kept secret in the culinary scene of the tri-state area.

What they are is a consistently tasty restaurant with a variety of dishes that can cater to pretty much any dining situation you can think of. Lunch with a client? Check. Weekend date night? Absolutely. Beer and grub with a buddy? Sure thing. Family dinner? They have you covered on that front as well. Their versatility and solidarity teamed with their highquality product is something to be venerated. Of course, there is a reason they have captured this ideal and can stand out in the chain restaurant game. It may surprise you… “We make everything in-house. It’s our freshness; I have hardly anything in our freezer. We cook over hickory coals instead of using a gas or flat-top grill and I always get the highestquality beef and steaks. The freshest and highest quality ingredients,” said Joey Denham, Restaurant Manager. When I arrived at my culinary destination for the month, I really tried to observe my surroundings closely in a restaurant I had been to many times before. The vibe I came up with was half casual, but fairly contemporary steakhouse and half small town pub. The multiple levels of seating and their many different arrangements were appealing, but the star of the show as far as Rafferty’s atmosphere goes was its air of comfort and familiarity. Now, to the food… The first offering came as a pair. Rafferty’s Cream of Potato with Bacon soup and their House Salad with their House Dressing. It was easy to see why they go through gallons of this soup come lunchtime. The texture was seductively smooth and decadent without being too heavy. The quarter strips of bacon added a tap of savory and smoky and the tender chunks of potato and chives kept it interesting. The flavor was earthy, peppery, savory goodness. It would be an incredible choice for a cold weather dish. The salad was an amazing variety of flavors

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Rafferty'’s Restaurant & Bar


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Aaron Vukovich

I had been a patron of the Peep, so it seemed like a great fit, which it has been.” — Aaron Vukovich Chief Operator of the Kitchen

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eephole Bar & Grill cook Aaron Vukovich is an Evansville native who graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana.

His culinary experience started in Bloomington though, where he lived briefly. It was there that he got a job as a prep cook for a deli/catering company. According to Vukovich, “That got me interested in food preparation. During the holidays they would get very busy so I would be asked to do more cooking and a little baking.” From there, Vukovich moved back to Evansville, where he bartended for about nine years at Legends Lounge. At that point in his life though, Vukovich decided that he no longer wanted to bartend. He had heard about an opening at Peephole “and how cool the owner, Steve Alsop was and the rest is history.”

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The Peephole Bar & Grill

Vukovich’s official title is Chief Operator of the Kitchen or C.O.O.K. for short. According to Vukovich, “It sounds cooler to me than ‘Kitchen Manager’ and is in keeping with atmosphere of the place.” He chose this restaurant and to reside to Evansville to stay close to his family and friends. He adds, “I had been a patron of the Peep, so it seemed like a great fit, which it has been.” Like most of his co-workers, he lives downtown. Vukovich’s favorite thing about Evansville? “My family and friends and just the people in general. I can honestly say I have met some very interesting people here in Evansville.” And those interesting folks love to frequent Peephole. Vukovich notes that Peephole “has a wide array of customers. It’s all different ages and all different backgrounds and everyone gets along just fine.” In terms of what drives Vukovich, he shares, “I enjoy when people who haven’t been here ask me where I work and I tell them, and they say ‘I hear the food is great.’ Of course, right after that they usually as ‘So you bartend?’ Funny, I guess I just don’t look like a cook.” His favorite dish at the restaurant to eat is the Vuk-OWich, which is a burger with bacon, chili, sauerkraut, mustard, cheddar cheese and peanut butter. About the dish, he states, “It sounds like a weird combination but it really is delicious and filling. Only a handful of people have tried it, but I think I’m close to getting Steve to put it on the menu.” Vukovich’s favorite dish to cook is their cheeseburger and fries. He adds, “It sounds cliché because it’s what we are best known for… I know it sounds boring, but doing it right takes some expertise.” He also recommends the chili. He shares that it “is also very well liked. I’ve had people driven from out of town just to get some, and now that it’s winter, we sell a lot of it.” In terms of what sets Peephole apart from other establishments in town, Vukovich shares, “It’s the intimate atmosphere of not just the barroom, but the kitchen as well. Typically, the kitchen and cook are out of sight in the back of the house, but here, I’m close enough to talk with customers while I’m cooking and I’ve gotten to know a lot of people that way.” —Nikki Davis The Peephole 201 Main St # 2, Evansville, IN 47708 (812) 423-5171 Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • January 2014

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AMERICAN

The Nisbet Inn (Northern Vanderburgh Co.) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major CC

AMISH

Thomason’s (Henderson, KY) 701 Atkinson St. 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol

R’z Cafe & Cetering Co. (Ft. Branch, IN) 104 N. Main 812-615-0039 Under $15-$25/All Major CC/ Reservations Accepted/ 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 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 Memphis on Main BBQ (Newburgh, IN) 4946 St. Hwy 261 812-858-0111 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/All Major CC/ No Alcohol Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine

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Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major CC 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/Full Bar/All Major CC/ No Checks Al Dente 318 Main St. Suite 100 492-4567 Under $10/All Major CC 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/Full Bar/All Major CC Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC Beans & Baristas 800 N. Green River Rd. 475-8566 (Eastland Mall) Under$10/MC/VISA Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Break Time Bar & Grill 1323 Barker 490-9464 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

C.K.B. Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar (Henderson, Ky) 108 N. 2nd St. 270- 212-2133 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC 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 Cheddar’s 2100 N. Green River 491-9976 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major CC DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/All Major CC Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/All Major CC J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/No Checks/All Major CC/No Alcohol Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC


Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/All Major CC/ Full Bar Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill. 3300 US HWY 41 N. (Hend) 812-435-8908 Under $10/No Checks/All Major CC/Full Bar Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 (Henderson) 104 N Water St. (270) 212-2070 Under $10/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/Full Bar/All Major CC O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Checks Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Full Bar/All MajorCC Mamma Mia’s (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC 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/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Sportsbook Bar & Grill 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 401-0309 $10-$15/Full Bar Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Full Bar /CC

Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/All Major CC T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/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/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/

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

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 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

Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards

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Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-8881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR 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 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

The Acropolis Express at the YWCA 118 Vine St. 424-7335 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ All Major CC

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Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 204 Main St. 470-7763 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol 919 North Park Dr. 470-7763 Bagel Rama (Henderson) 230 2nd St. (270) 830-9224 Under $10/MC/VISA 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 CC


Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Eric’s Corner Carry-Out 4220 Broadway Ave 402-9788 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Fresh Harvest Deli 1 Main St. (in Old National) 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC 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 101 N.W. 1st St. 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

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 PG Art Gallery & Cafe 1418 W. Franklin 402-4445 Under $10/Beer & Wine/All Major CC 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 Sweet Betty’s Bakery 5600 E. Virginia St. 402-3889 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10

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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

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

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

Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310

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

Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 402-2544 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major CC/

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/All Major CC Get and Go Casserole 6840 Logan Drive 475-8830 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Checks/No Alcohol

The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/ Check/All Major CC/Full Bar Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted 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 Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted

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/ Pop’s Grill (New Harmony, IN) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ /Full Bar/All Major CC 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

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations/Buffett Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/All Major CC

FINE DINING

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/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 Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards 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 Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/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

Taste of India 4700 Vogel Rd 909-2880 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major CC 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/

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

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Dust Off Your Crock Pots,

the Super Bowl is Near! By Adam James

The New Year is upon us, which can only mean a few things: resolutions have been made, gym memberships are on the rise, and the NFL Playoffs are finally here.

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hether you’re a fan of the game or just enjoy the commercials, chances are you’ll be making plans to either attend or host a Super Bowl party this year. Set to take place on February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Super Bowl XLVIII (that’s 48) is just around the corner, leaving you only a few weeks to get those game-day plans in place. For the past couple years, my wife and I have started a new tradition of hosting a party for the big game at our home. During that time, we have learned a few things about what makes a Super Bowl party a success. It should go without saying that a nice TV is a must and bigger is definitely better. Keep in mind, stores tend to drop prices on TVs right about now for the Super Bowl, and your local King’s Great Buys Plus is sure to have some hot deals to meet your needs. As with any get-together, it is important to have a good group of people present at your Super Bowl party. Whether you’re hosting and doing the inviting, or being invited somewhere, RSVPs are important so that you’ll know how many people and how much food to plan for. Not having enough people means not having enough fun, and too many unexpected guests could mean not enough food. If your foodstuffs run low, you could always carry-out or have some delicious wings or pizza delivered from one of many fantastic local establishments. (Check the pages of this issue for options.) This brings me to my next topic: the spread. A Super Bowl party should come second only to Thanksgiving when it comes to the size of the feast. Don’t be afraid to get creative here, ladies. The Super Bowl is the perfect time to try out the most Pinterest-ing recipes you have been waiting to concoct. The real crowd-pleasers at any Super Bowl party are those similarly-shaped delights. You know the ones: meatballs, cheese balls, smoked weenies, brats, ants on a log, mushroom caps… need I say more?

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If you are looking to get a little less weird, dust off your crock pots and try out some recipes for cheese dip, buffalo chicken dip, chili, BBQ, etc. and you should be good to go. The more crock pots, the better the party. For those of you who fancy adult beverages, remember to stock up before game day. Don’t mooch off of everyone else because you forgot that Indiana is lame and won’t allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays. If you should forget, take the opportunity to hit up one of our local breweries like Carson’s for a growler of your favorite beer beverage. One final key is having games on-hand, should the stadium lights happen to go out. The card game called ‘The Game of Things’ helped us through that fiasco last year and has already been requested again for this year’s party. Another must-have as far as great games is ‘Super Bowl Squares’ (Google it for rules), especially if you’re in to a little friendly wagering. With these things in mind, along with a few of your own traditions, you’re sure to have a successful Super Bowl party experience.


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 Little Italy Italian 4430 1st Ave. 479-7777 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 Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • January 2014

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Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards 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 Chipotle Mexican Grill 499 N. Green River Rd. 471-4973 Under $10/All Major Credit CC 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 Patron Mexican 943 North Park Dr. 402-6500 Under $10/Reservations/All Major Credit CC/Full Bar El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/CC

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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 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 (Boonville) 3311 Liberty Blvd 812-897-3442 (Jasper) 198 S Newton 812-482-7564 (Loogootee) 502 W Broadway 812-295-2069 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 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/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 1313 N. 1st Ave. 434-6909 $10-$15/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

Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 473-3800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria (Henderson, KY) 2201 HWY 41 270-212-2352 Under $10/All Major CC/ No Alcohol

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Checks / Full Bar/All Major CC

Greeks Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.greeekspizzeria.com powered by Click4AMeal

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

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

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

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. 270-212-1400 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar

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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/Beer & Wine/ Checks/MC/VISA

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Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta 4301 Hwy 41 N 604-1451 Under $10/All Major CC 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 Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major CC Spankey’s Una Pizza 714 N. Sonntag 402-6776 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ MC/VISA/

Susan Bobe’s (Princeton, IN) 101 W. Broadway 812-385-2554 $10-$15/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 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar - In house Brewery/All Major Credit Cards

Turoni’s Pizza (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 Woody’s Pizzeria (New Harmony, IN) 518 S. Main St. 812-682-6666 Under $10/All Major CC


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

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

Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/No Credit Cards

Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grille 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 475-8593 under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

PUBS

On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 100 2nd St. 270-826-2424 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC (Closed for Season!)

Beertropolis (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 830 LST Dr. 297-2337 Under $10/Full Bar Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/CC 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/Full Bar/VISA/MC

Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Piston’s Bar & Grill 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards

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

Awards a Grant to South Spencer High School

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ocal music legend Warren “Rockit Man” Batts knows a thing or two about the benefits of playing guitar. Growing up, his interest in the instrument led to a friendship with Beatle George Harrison and most impressively, a lead guitarist position with Haley’s Comets. He has toured the world with some of the biggest names in music and is also an in-demand solo performer around the tri-state. Recently, his request to play for the music classes at South Spencer High School resulted in a grant being awarded to the school by the James Burton Foundation. Batts made the presentation on behalf of the foundation in the school auditorium on December 3rd. Based in Louisiana, the James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals and community service organizations. Batts’ involvement with South Spencer High School drew the attention of the foundation and last month it generously donated 12 new acoustic guitars to the existing guitar program. Now, students who lack access to a guitar will have the opportunity to play and practice and experience the joy of music – maybe even follow in the footsteps of the Rock-it Man himself, Warren Batts.

—Thomas Ellis

For more information about all of the great work the James Burton Foundation does, please visit jamesburtonfoundation.org or call 318- 424-5000.

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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 (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR (Closed for Season!) Tin Man Brewing Co. 1430 W. Franklin St. 618-3227 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major CC

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

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$10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar Par-K Seafood 757 South Green River Rd 401-5222 $10-$15/Casual/All Major CC 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/CC

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

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/ 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

Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC

TAVERNS

House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $15-$25//Reservations/Checks/ Full Bar

Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major CC

Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/Full Bar

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/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 Fat Boy Tavern (Ft. Branch IN) 115 N. McCreary Ave. (812)753-9914 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash Only/Full Bar Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 402-2544 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major CC 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/Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Full Bar/Credit Cards Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No CC/Full Bar

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

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

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

Lyle Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/Full Bar

Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major CC/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

Yellow Tavern (New Harmony, IN) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/No Credit & Debit

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VIETNAMESE

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

T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only

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With a new year coming up, it is a perfect time to make your New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking or using other tobacco. Recently, Casey Williams of the Healthy Communities Partnership Tobacco Free Initiative sat down with Court Alton to discuss how the Indiana Tobacco Quitline helped him put down cigarettes for good.

CW: With the Quitline, you have unlimited follow up calls with your quit coach. Were you able to reach out to your coach for an extra assistance? CA: Yes, I have reached out to my coach several times. I have had my share of slips since quitting and I would just call and we would talk it through. My coach really understood the process and that there can be times later when you relapse.

Casey Williams (CW): How long and how much did you smoke before you gave it up? Court Alton (CA): Off and on since the age of 16. Being a musician, I was always around it in bands, so it was hard to get away from. I thought it was cool at the time. I would say the most I got up to was a-pack-a-day. CW: Had you tried quitting before calling the Indiana Tobacco Quitline? And if so, what were the challenges in the past? CA: I have probably tried quitting 4 or 5 times before. I’ve tried Chantix, but didn’t really like it, cold turkey, nothing really worked. Stress was always a challenge. It would always lure me back to smoking, and the simple reason: I just enjoyed smoking. It’s hard to give something up when you really enjoy it.

CW: What aspect about being smoke-free have you enjoyed most since quitting? CA: Money has been a huge thing. It really is crazy when you think about how much money a person spends on something like cigarettes that just makes them unhealthy. I also always hated how people would have to wait on me. After lunch I would have a smoke, or having to stop on road trips for a smoke. I feel a new sense of independence. CW: What advice would you give someone trying to quit smoking? CA: Just do it. The longer you put it off the harder it will be. Engage your family to help you quit. You need a support system. Make a budget… that was very helpful. Call the Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

CW: When you decided to get help quitting through the Quitline, you were connected with your own personal quit coach that helped walk you through the quitting process. Describe your relationship with your quit coach. CA: It was much more personal than I thought it would be. She really got to know me. My lifestyle, my smoking habits, my triggers. She really took time to understand me as an individual. It was great because anytime I had a craving I could call her and get support. CW: What was it about the process with the Indiana Tobacco Quitline made this attempt successful? CA: They took it very seriously and were very sincere about me quitting tobacco. In the past, I had told my friends that I wanted to try to quit but I never truly had a support system. With the Quitline I knew that I could always count on someone to help me get through the hard times. The free nicotine gum they sent me was also very helpful. The main thing was the accountability and the support the Quitline gave me.

For free professional help quitting tobacco, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Indiana residents on Medicaid/Medicare or uninsured may be eligible for a two-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy.

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Value of Vaping

The

Electronic cigarettes have pulled quite a stunt as of recently, they have managed to hold an air of mystery while simultaneously being very present in the public eye.

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t is an interesting feat indeed. So, to achieve some illumination on the matter, here are the words of some local men and women who make a living by knowing all there is to know about these products, who are surrounded by e-cigs and their accessories a majority of their day, nearly everyday.

“A recent study by Professor Igor Burstyn of the Drexel University School of Health found that the vapor produced by e-cigs contains insignificant levels of contaminants, far below levels that would pose any health risks. Furthermore, the study found no health risks to bystanders. The ingredients used in e-liquid are propylene glycol, which is found in many every-day products such as toothpaste and asthma inhalers and vegetable glycerin, which has been used for decades in fog machines, purified nicotine and food-grade flavorings. People who have switched to e-cigs find that their ‘smoker’s cough’ clears up in a matter of weeks, and most report an increased lung capacity and lowered blood pressure. There’s also the benefit of no lingering smoke smell in your house, car, or clothes!” —Lynda Abshear, Store Manager at Cool Breeze Vapor

“Vaping satisfies without inhaling tar, particulate matter and carcinogens. I no longer share toxic exhalations with the community around me. I smell cleaner, enjoy food more fully and can now ride my bike up my hill without wheezing. I do all this while enjoying the taste of cotton candy. A recent advertisement in this publication claimed that vapor companies are the same as big tobacco and that we offer flavors to sell to children. That is personally slanderous, willfully uninformed and presumptuous. We offer multiple flavors because they taste better than cigarettes to adult smokers. One implied concern in the advertisement is true however. Successful vapers no longer spend money on expensive Chantix, gum or the patch.” —Bodie Bodart, Regional Manager of TKO Vapor/ Overstock E-Cigs

“The U.S. Federal Agency Center for Disease Control and Prevention believe that there is enough evidence to say that e-cigs are less harmful than smoking. Even though many factors of e-cig products still need to be researched, we can still be free of nasty odors, butts lining our streets and most importantly, harmful toxins to the nonsmoking community.” —Lyvia Cummings, Stop-N-Roll Tobacco Shop

“First thing, the ingredients in e-liquid are FDA approved materials and for our e-liquid, Shark Juice Premium E-Liquid, one ingredient is even Kosher. A smoker’s options to quit include: E-cigs with e-liquids that taste great and are not a proven health risk or a pill that might make you stop smoking, but has side effects such as violent and/or suicidal tendencies. I think I will stick with my electronic cigarette and my incredible tasting e-liquid.” —Tim Gray, Owner of the Vapor Company and Shark Juice Premium E-Liquid

“Many tobacco smokers are turning to e-cig for various reasons including excessive tobacco taxation, known health hazards and smoking bans. However, you will always have groups of people that are easily offended by other people’s lifestyle choices. They are absent any scientific evidence of a public health threat and it just doesn’t fit their paradigm, so they are crying out with some knee-jerk, precautionary measures to throw a stick in the spokes of this rapidly growing new industry. We urge all e-cig users to get involved with the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association. Join the Evansville Vapers and Indiana Vapers Facebook pages. Get involved Vapers!” —Nathan Renschler, Owner of Goat’s Smokes Smoke Shop

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Entertainment News4U.me W ED N ES DAY, JA N UA RY 1 O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts

9:00 AM

Victory Theatre -- Plan an Event

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:00 PM

Garvin Park -- Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights

6:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Nathan Bayne Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Bob Ballard Trio

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

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T H U RS DAY, JA N UA RY 2 4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

6:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola UniversityChicago Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music The Hatch -- Choir Vandals, Flawless & Locals Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Contest

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Live Entertainment

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Clayton Daugherty

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Fort Wayne

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- DJ Jwin Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rick K & The Allnighters

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- First Friday Cougar & Cubs Ball Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Skelton’s Montourage Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke with BK 8:00 PM Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke Sparky Pistons Bar & Grill -- College Night with Live Music from Adam Pistons Bar & Grill -- Diversion Blythe & Beer Pong

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Josh Roberts

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Industry Night & Dance Party with DJ Jon J KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Rira’s -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

10:00 PM

10:30 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

F R I DAY, JA N UA RY 3 4:00 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Sixty Four East

Rira’s -- DJ Bryan

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

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Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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4:00 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Beer Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Live Entertainment

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7:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- DJ Jwin Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rick K & The Allnighters

8:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Drew Aud & Tristan

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Saturday Night Disco Dance Off Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Boscoe France Band Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky Pistons Bar & Grill -- Diversion

9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Gonzo’s Toybox Doc’s Nightclub -- Live Music

10:00 PM

El Rio -- Latino Party! Music, Dancing & Drink Specials KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Sixty Four East Lamasco Bar -- Max Allen Band

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- Deaf Megan

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

S U N DAY, JA N UA RY 5 9:00 AM

The Centre -- Wedding & Prom Showcase Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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2:00 PM

Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- Leo Gronquist

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Someplace Else -- Tea Dance Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires

7:15 PM

9:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Kick Off Party Pistons Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with DJ Todd Early Rira’s -- Pub Quiz

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

M o n day, Ja n ua ry 6 O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night

6:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -Amateur Night: Comedy, Poetry, Acoustic, Etc. Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Clayton Daugherty

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Toledo

the Musical at the

Evansville Civic Theatre

8:00 PM

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivial Tuesdays

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- RigdonGatewood & the Hirize Hillbillies Phoenix Nightclub -- Lindsey Williams & Dance Party with DJ Todd Early

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Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

7:00 PM

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts

9:00 PM

4:00 PM

T u es day, Ja n ua ry 7

6:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

Urinetown:

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Katie Watts O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 6:00 PM Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Jimmy B 7:00 PM Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Cannon Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Hands Dennis Tropicana Evansville Budweiser reminds you to (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -choose a designated driver. Clayton Daugherty

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hemes such as greed, corruption, love, revolution and urination make Urinetown an expressly unique and hilarious musical performance. Set in a city experiencing a water shortage due to a 20-year drought, Urinetown follows the story of what happens when a government ban is placed on private toilets, forcing the town inhabitants to use public facilities. However, a particular corporation is responsible for regulating these amenities and they begin to make a profit by charging admission. Eventually, a citizen decides that he won’t tolerate the situation any longer and leads a revolution against the corporation. Urinetown premiered in 2001 and features music by Mark Hollman, lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis and a story by Greg Kotis. The show parodies musicals such as Les Miserables and The Cradle Will Rock along with poking fun at things such as the legal system, capitalism, bureaucracy and corporate mismanagement. The show will feature veteran Civic Theatre performers along with talent from both the middle school and high school level from the NEXTWAVE educational program. Urinetown is a comical performance that will appeal to a wide audience despite age or gender.

—Claire Edwards

Evansville Civic Theatre’s performance of Urinetown will take place and 7:30 p.m. on January 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th and at 2 p.m. on January 19th and 26th at 717 North Fulton Avenue in Evansville.

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5:15 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. Missouri University of Science & Technology

6:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Monte Skelton Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires

7:05 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa

7:30 PM

The Centre -- Broadway at the Centre presents “Elvis Lives”

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andy Jones

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

T H U RS DAY, JA N UA RY 9 4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

7:00 PM

Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Showplace Cinemas (Newburgh) -- Back in the Day Premiere Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Contest

7:30 PM

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Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Blame the Radio/ DJ Todd Early Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Buckinghams

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Direct from Atlantic City: Special Guest DJ Kevin Edge Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Three Questions Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/ BK Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ 8:00 PM Sparky Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Diversion Pistons Bar & Grill -- College Night with Live Music from Adam Pistons Bar & Grill -- Dance Party Blythe & Beer Pong PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Eagles vs. Missouri University of Science & Technology

9:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Industry Night & Dance Party with DJ Jon J KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Rira’s -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

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9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Nick Hamilton

10:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Flat Stanley Lamasco Bar -- JT Oglesby & the Grooms of Mollie McBride

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- DJ Bryan

11:30 PM

4:00 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

5:30 PM

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Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

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Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Ford Center -- Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing

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PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. Drury University


2:00 PM

Ford Center -- Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing

3:15 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Eagles vs. Drury University

4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Beer Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

6:00 PM

PG Cafe & Gallery -- All Is ‘Naut Art Show Launch

7:00 PM

Ford Center -- Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Ballard

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- DJ BadMonk Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Buckinghams

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- The Smoke Rings

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- DJ Someplace Else -- Classic Show 90’s Theme

S U N DAY, JA N UA RY 1 2 2:00 PM

Winzerwald Winery Tasting Room -- John Dodd

5:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Green Band

7:00 PM

The Centre -- Broadway at the Centre presents “Hello Dolly!” with Sally Struthers

9:00 PM

8:30 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

9:00 PM

M O N DAY, JA N UA RY 1 3

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- John Hurst Boogie Nights -- The Streaker with DJ Kevin Edge Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- No Curfew Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Diversion Pistons Bar & Grill -- Stompbox 40

9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Pieces of the Day Doc’s Nightclub -- Static

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night

6:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Clayton Daugherty

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

10:00 PM

El Rio -- Latino Party! Music, Dancing & Drink Specials KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flat Stanley Lamasco Bar -- Deep Fried Five

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8:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Icemen Radio Show

9:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

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T U ES DAY, JA N UA RY 1 4 O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Pool

6:00 PM

Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Sassafras

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Gwinnett

8:00 PM

Pistons Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with DJ Todd Early Rira’s -- Pub Quiz

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivial Tuesdays

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Kyle Bledsoe Phoenix Nightclub -- HarperDormierProject & Jay Johnson

W ED N ES DAY, JA N UA RY 1 5 O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

7:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Wade Baker Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Katie Watts Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Shawn & Matt

Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

T H U RS DAY, JA N UA RY 1 6 4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:15 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. St. Joseph’s College

6:00 PM

Willard Library -- Transformational Astrology

7:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana State Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Contest

7:30 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Eagles vs. Saint Joseph’s College

8:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke Pistons Bar & Grill -- College Night with Live Music from Adam Blythe & Beer Pong

9:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Industry Night & Dance Party with DJ Jon J KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove Rira’s -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Marbin Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

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Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

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5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Ford Center -- Harlem Globetrotters 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- DJ Jwin Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Duke Tumatoe

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Blame the Radio Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke with BK Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky O’Brians Sports Bar -- Rachel Timberlake Pistons Bar & Grill -- Junkyard Stereo

9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Brad Lemmons

10:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Slick Willy Lamasco Bar -- Glostik Willy

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- DJ Bryan

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Open Stage Someplace Else -- DJ

SAT U R DAY, JA N UA RY 1 8 1:00 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. University of Indianapolis Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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1:05 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Duke Tumatoe

3:15 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Scott Lindsey

10:30 PM

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola UniversityChicago

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Eagles vs. University of Indianapolis

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Beer Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig

7:00 PM

Victory Theatre -- EPO Classics: Strings On Fire!

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. South Carolina

8:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- The Pits Phoenix Nightclub -- DJ Jwin

8:30 PM

Boogie Nights -- Dazed & Confused Night Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Deja Blu 5 Lamasco Bar -- The Waywards w/ the Dang Heathens Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Lindsey Williams Pistons Bar & Grill -- Junkyard Stereo

9:30 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Soapbox Junkeez

Dancing & Drink Specials KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Slick Willy Rira’s -- Rocket Surgery Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

S u n day, Ja n ua ry 1 9 O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Big Screen Giveaway During AFC Championship Game

1:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Illinois State Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

10:00 PM

El Rio -- Latino Party! Music,

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5:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Minnette’s Swing Cats

9:00 PM

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Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Rumpke Mountain Boys with David Gans

T U ES DAY, JA N UA RY 21

M O N DAY, JA N UA RY 20

Newburgh Central Library -Free Movie Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Monte Theo Dene & Shelly

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night

11:00 AM

USI -- Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

1:05 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Kalamazoo

6:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Amateur Night: Comedy, Poetry, Acoustic, Etc. Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Clayton Daugherty

7:00 PM

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool

6:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Jimmy B

8:00 PM

Pistons Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with DJ Todd Early Rira’s -- Karaoke

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivial Tuesdays

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Randy Pease Phoenix Nightclub -- Matt & Dave Acoustic

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Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts

9:00 PM

4:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

7:00 PM

Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Nick Gregory Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Zion Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic


8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Cody & Caleb

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

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Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

7:00 PM

Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Contest

8:00 PM

5:30 PM

9:30 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Blended Society/ DJ Todd Early Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Top Tier Band

Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke Tin Fish -- Jimmy B Pistons Bar & Grill -- College Night with Live Music from Adam 7:00 PM Blythe & Beer Pong Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Henderson Area Arts AllianceHenderson CC -- The Lettermen 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Industry Night & Dance Party w/ DJ Jon J 7:15 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen Karaoke w/ Shane Breedlove vs. Greenville Road Warriors Rira’s --Karaoke

8:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Hunks: The Show

10:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

F r i day, Ja n ua ry 24 4:00 PM

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Flashdance Friday Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

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Getting to know…

Defenseman Donnie Harris FAVORITES Artist/Band: The Beatles Meal: Chicken Parmesan Movie: Anchorman Athlete(s): Ken Griffey Jr. Sport (other than hockey): Golf ONE OR THE OTHER Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream? Vanilla XBOX or Playstation? XBOX Dog or Cat? Dog Morning Person or Night Owl? Little of both.

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Blind Playboys Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke w/ BK Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky Pistons Bar & Grill -Dance Party

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9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Icemen After Party w/ DJ Jon J

10:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Tastes Like Chicken Lamasco Bar -- Fat Box

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- DJ Bryan

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

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The Centre -- Mid America Motorcycle Expo

10:00 AM Getting to know…Forward

Tom Zanoski FAVORITES Artist/Band: I like a variety of music. Meal: Steak Movie: Rounders Athlete(s): Pavel Bure Sport (other than hockey): Soccer ONE OR THE OTHER Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream? Vanilla XBOX or Playstation? Playstation Dog or Cat? Dog Morning Person or Night Owl? Night Owl

Evansville Country Club -- Once Upon a Time: A Fairytale Luncheon

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Jimmy B

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Greenville Road Warriors

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Blended Society/ DJ Jwin Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Top Tier Band

8:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Drew Aud & Tristan

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Celebrity Look-A-Like Search Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Idgits Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Pieces of the Day Pistons Bar & Grill -- Downfall NSB

9:30 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Travis Dukes Doc’s Nightclub -- Brick Briscoe

10:00 PM

El Rio -- Latino Party! Music, Dancing & Drink Specials KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Tastes Like Chicken Lamasco Bar -- Old Salt Union

10:30 PM

Rira’s -- 7 logic

11:30 PM

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M O N DAY, JA N UA RY 27

9:00 AM

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night

The Centre -- Mid America Motorcycle Expo

1:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Bradley

5:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Ballard Trio

9:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

6:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Clayton Daugherty

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

8:00 PM

Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Icemen Radio Show

9:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Someplace Else -- DJ Someplace Else -- Jodie Santana

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T u es day, Ja n ua ry 28 O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts

9:00 PM

Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Logan Dyer

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

7:00 PM

10:30 PM

6:00 PM

The Centre -- Shen Yun 2014

8:00 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

Pistons Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with DJ Todd Early Rira’s -- Pub Quiz

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8:30 PM

4:00 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivial Tuesdays

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Jimtown Saints Phoenix Nightclub -HarperDormierProject

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:15 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. University of Illinois Springfield

F r i day, Ja n ua ry 31 4:00 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Neal Yockey

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Reading Royals

8:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Chris Brown Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- LYD

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- The Return of Michael Jackson Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -7:00 PM Project CBS Ford Center -- Winter Jam 2014 Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/ Tour Spectacular BK Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke w/ W ed n es day, -- Live Music Sparky Ja n ua ry 29 Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Jordan Brooker Band O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Contest Pistons Bar & Grill -- Tastes Like Chicken 4:00 PM Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits 7:30 PM PAC (Physical Activities Center) Tasting 9:30 PM USI -- USI Eagles vs. University of Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Lindsey Illinois Springfield Williams 6:00 PM Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn 8:00 PM Airport) -- Tom Small 10:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Pistons Bar & Grill -- College Akacia 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Night with Live Music from Adam Lamasco Bar -- Captain Midnight Blythe & Beer Pong Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Jake Tapley 10:30 PM Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) 9:00 PM Rira’s -- DJ Bryan Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Industry -- Open Mic Night & Dance Party with DJ Jon J 11:30 PM The Centre -- Shen Yun 2014 KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Someplace Else -- DJ Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Someplace Else -- Mr. Someplace Rira’s -- Karaoke Else Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

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localtalent Joseph Franklin & Lewis Chaney

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oseph Franklin and Lewis Chaney have been doing card tricks and pulling Martians from tiny brief cases for years. Franklin has been a professional magician for 25 years and has worked, performing magic for tables, at Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not on Weinbach for nearly 13 years. Chaney has been a professional magician for 13 years and has been working the crowd at Turoni’s on North Main Street since August. “I was always interested in it [magic], I guess we’re both late bloomers when it comes to magic, because a lot of magicians will tell you they started at four or five,” said Franklin. Franklin never thought magic was reasonable until he visited a magic shop in San Francisco while on a trip with his father. z“I just got bit by the bug,” said Franklin. Chaney had always been interested in magic; he even had a cousin who was a magician. He counts Franklin as his mentor. It also wasn’t until he was older that Chaney began to look at magic more seriously and went into the Nick Nackery, a local party store, looking for the “secret” to a trick. Franklin was behind the counter and introduced Chaney to a club they now both belong to, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, ring 56. “I’m into this on a professional level, and have been, because of this man here (nods to Franklin),” said Chaney. Franklin said he tends to pick and choose which tables he goes, trying to get to the ones with children first. He said he has been doing magic at Turoni’s for so long that over half his tables are return customers. “I’ve seen kids born, kids grow up then have kids of their own and it’s just amazing,” said Franklin.

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Chaney is still getting used to who his return customers are and said he is there to help the restaurant bring in more customers. Many tables initially think the two are managers and have even asked for drink refills and new silverware. Franklin said when this happens, he goes to the wait staff and informs them of the table’s needs, then goes back and introduces himself as the magician. “Making the customer happy is always the job of anyone in a restaurant, so if they need a fork or a cup of coffee, I’ll make sure they get it,” said Franklin. “It gives them (customers) something to do to take their mind off the fact that their food is running a little bit behind,” said Chaney. Chaney said if he is only at a table for 10 minutes that is 10 minutes the table has forgotten about waiting for their food. One of Franklin’s most requested tricks comes from two little Martian sidekicks, Gizmo and Bob. The Martians resemble clown noses and live inside a tiny silver brief case. With the help of an audience member, who holds one Martian, the other travels across time and space only to disappear from Franklin’s hand and reappear in the audience member’s. Chaney tends to work more with “close up magic” and mentalism. He pulled out a small envelope, with an undisclosed amount of money inside. He then has an audience member choose a card from a small deck of cards, each with a different monetary amount written on its back. He then has the audience member return the card to the deck and he, later, reveals that card and the monetary value on its back, which matches the amount of money in the envelope. Franklin, and his Martians, can be found on Friday nights at the Turoni’s Forget-Me-NotInn on Weinbach Avenue and Chaney works his magic at Turoni’s on North Main Street. Both perform from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays.

—Justin Law


soundboard Dj Jon J

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f you think that being a professional DJ is little more than pushing buttons on a computer and checking Facebook while the songs play, think again. According to local mix master Dj Jon J, there’s a world of difference between spinning your favorite tunes on the weekend and producing exciting, thoughtful music that captivates people. The former simply requires the right technology while the latter takes real talent – and endless hours of preparation. He should know. After 20 years of hard work and dedication to his craft, Dj Jon J is on the cusp of graduating to professional status, having recently secured sponsorship with Coldcock Whiskey and a major gig on a country music tour with even more high profile opportunities on the horizon. Growing up in Muhlenberg County, Dj Jon J was effectively cut off from the entertainment world. ”It’s not really a town where you can express yourself musically,” he says. “The only place where you could hear different music was the roller rink.” Only 12 at the time, he boldly approached management about the possibility of spinning some records, despite being relatively clueless. “I didn’t have MTV or anything, so it was really hard for me. But I did discover a lot about music from watching the DJ and eventually got my foot in the door. I got paid in chips and nacho cheese.” Influenced by such legends as Grandmaster Flash and Herbie Hancock, Dj Jon J started to develop his own style, spending 10 hours a day holed up in his bedroom, routinely ruining records in the quest for scratching perfection. He incited the wrath of his mother but remained determined to make something out of his all-consuming love for music everything from Thelonious Monk to the Ramones to Lefty Frizzell. This “musical salad” would become the signature of his anything-goes DJ mixes, genre-hopping exercises that leave everyone pleasantly worn out – and often scratching their heads. “There’s too much great music out there to play it safe. I want people to say ‘wow, I’ve never heard that before.’ With DJ-ing, the bigger risk you take, the bigger reward,” he explains.

With word spreading about his burgeoning skills, Dj Jon J went mobile, playing house parties, homecomings, even weddings. But it was his 21st birthday that really opened the floodgate of opportunity. “It was straight to the top after years of practicing at home and doing small gigs,” he says. “I moved to New York and relearned my DJ skills using computers.” Now of age, Dj Jon J was in demand on the New York scene, but the cold weather drove him back to the Midwest. He settled in slightly-less-frigid Chicago, inspired by the new sounds of house music, salsa, meringue and techno. After connecting with local radio personalities, he was invited to DJ at such legendary clubs as Mannequin, Buzz and Excalibur. The pool was crowded, though. He searched for a metropolitan city where he could stand out. Five years ago, Dj Jon J arrived in Evansville and once again went about making contacts. He eventually lined up weekends at Backstage Bar & Grill among other gigs, quickly becoming the go-to DJ in town. “I prepare relentlessly for the shows, but once I get on stage, that’s when the real work starts,” he says. “That’s when I get to show people what I’ve been working on all week – what I’ve put my heart and soul into.” Now, he’s ready to take the next step and “go global.” “I’m ready to venture out and see what’s next. I’ll be traveling a lot – just trying to decide which direction to go.” —Thomas Ellis Connect with DJ Jon J @ facebook.com/TheRealDjJonJ.

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1. My friends would say I’m... the Clark Griswold of the group. I organize everything. I’m also an 80’s junkie when it comes to music and film. 2. I have ___ tattoo(s). Four small.  Half of which are my grandmother’s names.   3. If I could go pro in any sport it would be... Hockey. Hey Icemen, you guys need someone to taunt the other teams? I know how to get under their skin and I have a wicked slap shot.    4. My fast food restaurant of choice is... McDonald’s. Love me some McRib. Oh. and Sonic. I have to say that because my sister works there.   5. Acting is...  what Acting does. It’s also like a box of chocolates. Love, Forest Gump.   6. My worst subject in school was... anything that ended in “ology” or “ometry.”   7. The first CD I ever purchased was...  Could be Bob Marley or Joni Mitchell, not gonna lie. Although, I did own a Barry Manilow CD. Who didn’t, right? 8. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being really awesome, my snowboarding skills are a(n)... 20, I’m awful.   9. My first job was... McDonald’s. Are you seeing a pattern? I am.

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10. My cologne of choice is... Burberry Brit for Men, if Drakkar Noir isn’t available. 11. I spend an average of ___ minutes on facebook a day. Five

12. My favorite dance is the... Moonwalk.   13. My adult beverage of choice is a(n)...  Bloody Mary or anything with Vodka. Now you’re making me sound like a drunk…    14. The one song that inspires ultimate romance is...  “Hurt So Good” by John Mellencamp Cougar III. Just kidding, probably “Sailing” by Christopher Cross. That’s romance…   15. I send an average of ___ text messages a day.  30   16. My favorite breakfast cereal is...  Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.   17. The first movie I saw that changed my life was...  Star Wars. And I once accidentally saw some porn…That also changed my life.   18. My guilty television pleasure is... DATELINE with Keith Morrison. That dude is creepy.   19. My favorite soda is... Mr. PIBB or Mellow Yellow.   20. The most exotic place I’ve ever visited was... Costa Rica. And I did stay at the Le Merigot in Evansville.


Billy Howerdel A Perfect Circle & Ashes Divide

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by Nick Durcholz

From the stands to the stage, the musical career of Billy Howerdel is more dynamic than most and his passion for his craft still runs deep.

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ith a bit of humility, drive, networking and a solid work ethic, this kid from Jersey went from local band lighting to guitarist and co-founder of an eerily-smooth, emotional and unique national act in 1999. He launched his solo act Ashes Divide in 2005. Howerdel was able to give News4U a moment of his time in promotion of A Perfect Circle’s newest compilations: a greatest hits album called Three Sixty and a video box-set of live shows entitled A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone & Echo, both were released in November. They are essential collections for APC fans.

News4U (N4U): How did you cultivate your

style for A Perfect Circle? Billy Howerdel (BH): For me, musically, it’s just a melting pot of all the things I listened to growing up I’m sure. Some things made it to the inspiration category and some were just there for the love of music. I’m mostly a fan of Elvis Costello but I think that the aesthetic didn’t really make it as much into APC. At the same time, I was listening to other things that happened to make it into my wheelhouse, what I tried to go towards musically, things like the Cure, Ozzy Osbourne… Siouxsie & the Banshees was huge rhythmically, when I write drum parts I kind of go towards The Cure and Siouxsie & the Banshees. I think they’ve always had interesting rhythms. And the bass parts in particular in Siouxsie & the Banshees, I am just a fan of that and Killing Joke, and things that aren’t scared to break into the higher register.

N4U: Can you describe your mindset when you are in songwriting mode for Ashes Divide? BH: For Ashes – for the first record – it was really difficult. I really did find that to be a challenging breakaway from having three APC records that I’d done and getting to do exactly what came to the surface, I wanted to keep writing more APC songs. So, writing something different because I was singing on it was a little bit more challenging to be honest. The new Ashes record is getting a complete re-haul for the past few months. I hope to be done with that in the winter and put it out in the spring of 2014. N4U: Can you give us a little insight into the new track “By & Down” on Three Sixty? BH: “By & Down” started with me plucking around on the piano with my son. At the time, he was three-years-old. I was just banging on the piano and having some fun

and I just came up with that melody during that session. So, that was (chuckles) kind of a unique thing in that way. Just quickly hit record and put that little beginning melody to the song and the end melody on, and built the song around those parts.

N4U: Can you share one of your favorite moments from the Red Rocks performance that is going to be a part of the new APC collection? BH: No moment in particular, just the whole night was a ‘moment’ to me. That place is so special, it’s just – there’s no mystery as to why any bands record their live concerts there – it’s just not a venue you could reproduce. The way it’s naturally set is truly inspiring.

For more information on A Perfect Circle, check out www.aperfectcircle.com. For more information on Ashes Divide, please visit www.ashesdivide.com.

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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.

2XMAS Southern Tier Brewing

Daniel Knight • 3

This is a Christmas brew from a New York brewery. The color is a rich and bright orangey-red, dark and clear with a creamy two finger head that settles out within a few minutes. The fragrance is spicy, rich and boozy. The flavor is a blast of sweet spiciness like holiday treats, ginger, clove, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Maybe dried fruits too. Personally, I’d say that once a year is about right for this one and finally I’ve found a beer that I might prefer less than twelve ounces of.

Paul Bragin • 4

This month’s beers are available depending on supply & demand at all 5 Liquor Locker locations.

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Shock Top Chocolate Wheat

Daniel Knight • 3

This is a limited release American Pale Ale that pours a clear, medium copper color with a long-lasting off white head. The aroma is subtle with hops and malts and an even lighter herbal bouquet. The flavor is a pleasant balance of hops with a light, citrusy touch and malts with their biscuity harmonizing nature. Overall, this is a solid American Pale Ale, classic in flavor and style. I’d certainly have another. Better seize the moment as it is a limited release.

Paul Bragin • 3.5

Paul Bragin • 4.5

No head forms when pouring this dark, ruby-shaded beer into the glass. The inviting scent of cinnamon and other spices fill the nose, followed by a little bit of fruit. A pleasant, fruity taste first comes when drinking the beer, but it quickly leaves and cinnamon returns in its place, staying long after finishing the first sip. Drink this one by a roaring fireplace with your favorite holiday sweets.

Jabez Martinez • 4

Jabez Martinez • 5

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Daniel Knight • 3.5

Anheuser calls this seasonal an American Dark Wheat Ale. It pours up with a very dark, almost opaque brown with a small head that quickly dissipates. The scent is of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is pleasant enough. Again, mostly chocolate and vanilla and seem maybe artificial. Don’t know, just saying… Although quite drinkable, it’s not very beer or ale like. It lacks any discernible malty or hoppiness. People that aren’t that fond of beer will likely enjoy this one. A thin, tan head appears when pouring this dark beer into a glass. Dark chocolate dominates the nose, but faint aromas of vanilla and coffee come through. More chocolate is present in tasting the beer. Like smoking a cigar or sipping a snifter of cognac, there is a definite social aspect to drinking this beer. I could not imagine attempting to eat food with this beer. It would make a nice occasional treat, but this is not an everyday beer.

This is a dark amber-colored beer with a sweet hops aroma. I would say this is a little better than your average Christmas beer. It has the sweet hops flavor and good spices. I taste a little cinnamon and a little clove. Overall, a pretty decent beer.

Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale

This is a black-colored beer and my new favorite right now. It has the classic chocolate and coffee flavors which I like, and my friend Kathy even likes it. It has good flavors, but they are not on the heavy side. I have always been a fan of Shock Top and glad they made this. Hopefully, they will keep it around.

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Upon pouring this beer in a Nonic glass like the bottle suggests, a thick, off-white head forms on top of the copper-colored beer. The head subsides when drinking the beer, but never completely disappears. The smell of hops takes center stage. The hops continue when drinking the beer, with grapefruit and pine notes on the tongue. Hopheads should definitely seek out this limited edition pale ale while it is still in season.

Jabez Martinez • 3

This is a light, clear amber-colored beer. It is a little light on the hops as most pale ales go and I usually enjoy most Goose Island beer, but this one was just okay. I’m not really a fan of Pale Ales but this one is alright.


Victory Winter Cheers

Paul Bragin • 4.5

This golden-colored wheat beer forms a thin white head that quickly evaporates. Some fruit and spice notes are present when smelling the brew. The beer is crisp and, light on the mouth and very refreshing. Warmth seems to come through on the tongue after swallowing the beer. This will pair well with lighter dishes such as seafood and cheeses. Wheat beer lovers should get their hands on it while it’s in season.

Jabez Martinez• 3.5 Daniel Knight • 4.5

A holiday wheat ale from an excellent Pennsylvania brewery. A classic wheat - semicloudy pale yellow, foamy and aromatic with a lot of lacing. I had to let the foam settle to pour the whole bottle in a pint glass. Scents of wheat, spices, hops and banana. The taste follows it’s aroma with wheat, cloves and hops. There’s even a peppery character on the back of the tongue. It’s a light but complex flavor. I recommend this seasonal that invites you to have more than one.

I was a little excited as I poured the clear golden-colored beer. I could taste the wheat and the sweet hops and it had a sour wheat flavor as well. It is pretty good but I was expecting something more.

Random Beer Facts! Guinness draft has fewer calories than skim milk! A pint of Guinness has fewer calories than Coors and Budweiser and has more flavor than them. Guinness draft has fewer calories than a serving of skim milk, which has 135 calories. It also has fewer calories than a serving of orange juice, which contains 183 calories. Twelve ounces of Guinness contains only 125 calories. Compiled from www.omg-facts.com

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arts & activities Angel Mounds State Historic Site 8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville, IN 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org January 1-31 – Tri-State Art Guild’s “Winter” Show

Sponsored by Tri-State Art Guild and the Friends of Angel Mounds. Exhibit hours: Tues. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun., 1 – 5 p.m. Call 270-826-6674 or 812-401-3076 for exhibit information or visit www. tri-stateartguild.org. Exhibit is FREE and open to the public. The Centre 715 Locust St. Evansville, IN 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com January 8 – Broadway at the Centre: Elvis Lives

Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience. Elvis Lives, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event will appear at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre on Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information call The Centre Box Office at 812-435-5544 or 812-5770 ext. 211. Tickets are on sale now. Seats are $44, $34 and $24. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster fees, handling charges and facility fees.

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January 12 – Broadway at the Centre: Hello Dolly! Starring Sally Struthers

Hello Dolly! starring Sally Struthers will be appearing at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre on Sunday, January 12 at 7 p.m. Emmy- award winning Sally Struthers (All In the Family, Gilmore Girls) stars as the strong-willed matchmaker Dolly, as she travels to Yonkers, NY to find a match for the ornery “well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Featuring an irresistible story and an unforgettable score including the title song, “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and the show-stopping “Before the Parade Passes By.” Hello Dolly! has been charming audiences around the world for nearly 50 years. Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information call The Centre Box Office at 812435-5544 or 812-5770 ext. 211. Tickets are on sale now. Seats are $54.50, $32 and $22. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster fees, handling charges and facility fees. January 28, 29 – Shen Yun 2014

Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty, purity and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul. Find out why artists and theatergoers around

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the world are calling Shen Yun “breathtaking,” “mesmerizing,” “a miracle” and “inspiring.” Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. This is a totally new 2014 production. Tickets are on sale now. Visit the Shen Yun website for a glance at the spectacular show that it is at www.shenyun.com/Evansville. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. Evansville Civic Theatre 717 N. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN 812-425-2800 evansvillecivictheatre.org January 17-19, 24-26 – Urinetown The Musical

It is a horrible name for a musical but hands down one of the most hilarious in recent years. Urinetown is a comic tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Urinetown will feature talented high school and middle school performers from the NEXTWAVE Educational Program mixed with Civic Theatre veterans! For more information, call the number listed above or visit their website, also listed above.

Evansville Public Library System Various Locations Evansville, IN evpl.org January 8 – Film Movement Series

Shun Li and the Poet (Canada). A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small cityisland in the Veneto lagoon. The study begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room B at the Central Branch. Call Kaitlin for more information at 812-428-8246. January 15, 29 – The Director’s Lobby: John Carpenter

Seven films from one of the Masters of the Macabre. Carpenter set the bar for the Science Fiction and Horror genres in the 70’s and 80’s. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Browning Event Room B at the Central Branch. Call Darren for more information at 812-759-7633. January 17 – Techniques of Quilting & Appliqué

Come on the third Friday of each month and learn a new quilting technique while creating a quilt block. Expert quilter Naomi Overton is the teacher; beginners are welcome. Registration is required and can be done online or by calling 812-428-8232. Hand sewing and machine quilting is covered, as well as appliqué. Machine quilters are required to bring their own sewing machine. Supplies may be purchased from Ms. Overton. Open sewing also - bring your work and join the sewing circle. The class begins at 12:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium at the West Branch.


The Ford Center 1 S.E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1515 thefordcenter.com January 30 – Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular

New Harmony Contemporary Gallery of Art 506 Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3156 usi.edu/nhgallery January 11-31 - Leticia Bajuyo

Winter Jam is the #1 tour in the world for three consecutive years, attracting more than ½ million people last year and selling out multiple venues. The headliner for 2014 is Newsboys, along with Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, Newsong, Colton Dixon, Love & The Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor and speaker Nick Hall. Tickets for Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter. com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices subject to change. The show begins at 1 p.m.

Leticia Bajuyo creates, lives and teaches in southern Indiana where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College. Growing up and living in the Midwest, specifically in areas that often feel in-between places of interest, Bajuyo’s aesthetic was influenced by the landscape and the pace of rural communities. In her artwork, Bajuyo explores the tension between art and craft, between passé and popular and between desiring and discarding. She is a 2012 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program Grant recipient. For more information, please visit www.leticiabajuyo.com.

Haynie’s Corner District

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

2nd Street and Washington Ave. Evansville, IN sculptevv.org

901 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-685-3181 omfa.us

January 1-31 – Sculpt EVV

January 1-31 – Art of the Native American: Kevin Red Star & His Friends

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. International Bluegrass Music Museum 207 E. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-926-7891 bluegrassmuseum.org January 2 – Bluegrass Jam

On the first Thursday of each month, head to the Bluegrass Museum to jam with other musicians. Jamming is for musicians of all levels and begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the museum using the website or phone number listed above.

A major exhibition featuring the works of internationally recognized Montana painter Kevin Red Star and 18 of his peers includes more than 100 paintings and sculpture celebrating the contributions of 20th century Native American artists to this country’s cultural history. Victory Theatre 600 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-425-5050 evansvillephilharmonic.org January 18 – Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra: Classics Strings On Fire

Serbian violinist, Stefan Milenkovich, is a veritable classical superstar in his native Belgrade, Serbia, where Maestro Savia had the pleasure of conducting with him several years ago. He is a former Silver Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where Maestro Savia accompanied him in the Mozart Concerto round when he was only 16-yearsold. Milenkovich will play Eduard Lalo’s sensual Symphonie Espagnol. The show begins at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets for EPO Calssics Strings On Fire, call the EPO office at (812) 425 – 5050 or visit their website listed above.

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ne of Evansville’s most talented artists is back with an all-new collection of digital paintings on display at PG Gallery & Café throughout the month of January. Christopher Wilke – aka ‘Wilke’ – has been a fixture of the local art scene for 20 years. The former Bosse High School student first gained recognition for his inventive comic books but has since received numerous awards for his woodworking, sculpture and printmaking – all of which have been exhibited across the U.S. Now, Wilke is going back to his roots with All Is ‘Naut, his first solo exhibition since 2012. While technologically up-to-date, the new collection of digital paintings is a thematic throwback to Wilke’s childhood, drawing inspiration from the toys, comics and cartoons that he grew up watching in the 80’s and 90’s. The result is a series of paintings that focus on astronauts and nautical divers in a variety of amusing scenes. It’s Wilke doing what he does best: producing edgy art with a nod and a wink. All Is ‘Naut will open with a launch party (sounds provided by Sputnik) at PG Gallery & Café on January 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. An after party featuring Djs White Lando, Tony Solo and Ewokie Talkie will follow at 9 p.m. with beer, wine and Tang. Both events are free. —Johnny Fletcher PG Gallery & Café is located at 1418 W. Franklin St. For more information, email drxwilke@gmail.com.

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Back in the Day By Nick Durcholz

A palpable excitement filled the summer air this past year in the tri-state, especially around Newburgh, due to the filming of a new comedy from the mind of Castle High School graduate Michael Rosenbaum called Back in the Day.

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osenbaum wrote the script, plays the lead role (Jim Owens) and directed the film, a tale of lost love, sophomoric antics and memories reanimated. The film is reinforced by the comedic chops of Harland Williams in tighty-whiteys and Nick Swardson sporting a doo-rag, nursing a big gulp. It also stars Morena Baccarin (Homeland) as Lori, Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men) as Mark and Isaiah Mustafa (Horrible Bosses) as T. News4U was granted early access to the film and so, here it is under my scope. Hope you enjoy! Movies of this genre are not usually known for being unique, especially when a supposedly poignant love story is woven into them. That being said, Back in the Day accomplishes just that. It stands out confident and balanced among the other kings of the lewd and crude humored crowd. It achieves this in several ways. The film captures the awkward moments of running into people that you haven’t seen in a very long time perfectly - the silence, then the odd, forced responses to the revealed truths of adulthood. The shock in those moments is palpable onscreen without being overdone. The cinematography and direction of photography are very well

executed. Gorgeous shots of the area including the river and the sunset are seen throughout really placing the viewer in the story. Several scenes implement creative angles and effects (the whiffleball game). The music complements the film extremely well, playing into specific characters (Angie Kramer, “Sex & Candy”) and enhancing the mood of various scenes. The audio also includes sounds of the southern Indiana summer. Most importantly, the film is truly funny. There are fresh one-liners scattered throughout the film from nearly every character. T (Mustafa) excels in this aspect as well as Williams and Swardson. There is also a joke or two pertaining to the area. However, the most praiseworthy aspect of this film is that it simultaneously pulls off being funny and meaningful. Among the fart jokes and male butt-cheeks, there is a sincere love-struggle between Jim and Lori and the fray of feelings is conveyed with minimal to no cheese. This movie is well done, entertaining throughout and I would recommend it to anyone. It managed to take me back to my own childhood memories in Newburgh. Cup it, Catch it and Roll it…

Check out the premiere of Back in the Day at Showplace Cinemas Newburgh January 9th at 7 p.m. Call (812) 858-6843.

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Call for Talent:

The 22nd Annual River City

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hether you love to play the blues or just appreciate the music for its raw, emotional qualities, the River City Blues Competition is for you. The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society (BJFMS) of Marietta, Ohio will host the 22nd edition of the event on February 14 and 15 at the Lafayette Hotel. Bands and solo performers from all over the United States have participated in the past – from the home base of Ohio to New York, West Virginia and right here in Indiana. This year even more competitors are expected, all vying for sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge (IBC). The first place winner of the River City Blues Competition will receive $1,000 in cash and BJFMS sponsorship to the IBC in Memphis in early 2015. As a result, they will gain valuable exposure to record label A&R representatives, blues industry professionals and festival promoters capable of real career advancement. As an additional prize, the first place winner will receive $500 when they register for the Blues Challenge in Memphis. The second place winner will receive $500, third place $300. The biggest winners of all, however, will be the blues fans who come out to enjoy an incredible weekend of music at a low price. —Johnny Fletcher

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

624 S. Green River Rd. Evansville 812-475-1054 barnesandnoble.com January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Friday Morning Storytime Don’t be alarmed on Friday mornings if you hear laughter coming from Barnes & Noble Jr. It’s just another of our regular Friday story times. From chuckles to belly laughs, you’ll know the little ones are having fun! The event begins at 10 a.m.

The Centre

715 Locust St. Evansville 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com January 5 – Wedding & Prom Showcase 2014 Say “I do” to making your day the best that it can be! The Weddings & Prom Showcase features more than 100 exhibit booths focused on your special day – your wedding – or your prom! Bridal and prom retailers will share their products and services with attendees while extraordinary fashion shows, mini-event presentations and prize giveaways will take place throughout the day. So, mark the date, Sunday, January 5, 2014 and make your wishes come true! The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Centre Exhibit Hall. You may register

To register your band or solo/duo act, visit bfjm.org and click on the link to Blues Competition. For more information, email jgifford17799@roadrunner.com. The Lafayette Hotel is located at 101 Front St. in Marietta, Ohio.

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online prior to the event or come to the Wedding & Prom Showcase on Jan. 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and register at the event. Admission is $5 per person at the door for those 13 years and older. 12 years and under are free. For more details visit: www.courierpressexpos. com/wedding-prom-showcase/ January 25, 26 – Mid America Motorcycle Expo It’s time for 2014 Mid-America Motorcycle Expo as it returns for the 7th consecutive year to the Centre Exhibit Halls, in the heart of downtown Evansville on January 25th & 26th. The event will be two days of motorcycle swap meet, including new and used bike dealers, parts and accessory dealers, apparel dealers, along with custom bikes, tech booths and live bands! The Mid America Motorcycle Expo is open to the public and is family-friendly entertainment. Admission is $10 a person and children under 12 get in free. Saturday, January 25th the hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 26th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Find tickets at www.midamericamotorcycleexpo.com. Go see them!

Evansville Public Library System Various Locations Evansville evpl.org

January 2 – January Scavenger Hunt Join them anytime during the month of January to participate in their monthly scavenger hunt & be entered to win a book prize! Find the instruction sheets in the teen area or at any reference desk. This is an all day event geared towards teens and it takes place at the Red Bank Branch.


January 4 – Tabletop Adventures Save (or conquer) the world without mussing your hair! Try new board games. Meet new people. Thier friendly competitions are for avid gamers and dabblers alike! This event is for all ages and will take place in the Meeting Room at the North Park Branch. It begins at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call Nancy Higgs at 812-428-8238. January 6, 25 – Intro to iPad Learn the basics: linking an email account, using the calendar and how to customize your iPad experience by changing settings. This event is geared towards adults and takes place in the Meeting Room at the North Park Branch. Monday’s class takes place at 6 p.m. and Saturday’s class begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call 812-428-8238. January 11 – Meet Your Legislators Area congressmen and representatives will be available to answer your questions and concerns involving Indiana state bills and issues. The 2014 session will feature three programs. Open to the public. No registration required. This event takes place at 9:15 a.m. in the Browning Event Rooms A & B at the Central Branch. For more information, plus videos of past events, visit www.evpl.org/meetyourlegislators or email Darren at darrenw@evpl.org. January 18 - Nature Series: Keep Evansville Beautiful Tree Planting and Care Workshops Keep Evansville Beautiful presents Tree Planting and Care Workshops with presenters Larry Caplan, Purdue University Extension Horticulture

Educator; Shawn Dickerson, City Arborist of the Department of Urban Forestry and Mike McGarrah, Greenscapes Program Coordinator for Keep Evansville Beautiful. This event begins at 9 a.m. and takes place in the Browning Event Room B at the Central Branch. For more information, please call Nathan J. at 812-759-7625. January 21 - Birds in the Yard Month by Month: Winter Birds Share an evening about winter birds in the yard with Sharon Sorenson, local newspaper columnist and author of the new book Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What’s There and Why and How to Attract Those That Aren’t. She will answer some tricky questions: Why do you see Northern Cardinals in the yard year-round but see White-Throated Sparrows only in winter? Where are these birds when they’re not here—and how do we know? And how do they know when and where to go and how to get there? What can you do to attract birds to your wintertime yard? Here’s a hint: It’s about far more than feeders and feed. You may be surprised! Before and after the program, Sharon will have books available for signing at a discounted price of $20 (list price $24.95). This event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the North Park Branch. For more information, please call Nancy at 812-428-8238. January 22 – What’s New with Windows 8 Have a new Windows computer? This program will show you what’s new about Windows 8: how to get around the start screen, Windows 8 apps and how to get back to an old-style Windows desktop. They’ll also talk about the latest update, Windows 8.1, which is free to download for everyone who already has Windows 8. If you have a tablet or laptop running Windows 8, feel free to bring it with you! This event begins at 6 p.m. in the Browning Event Room B at the Central Branch. For more information, please call the Tech Center at 812-428-8200 ext. 1515.

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January 27 – Pre-School Dance Party The ultimate fun time for the wee ones! They can move & groove to their favorite activity songs. The party begins at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room at the McCollough Branch. January 29 – Paws for Tales Have your toddler, pre-schooler or elementary student read to a K-9 friend. All of their dogs are certified to be good listeners! Meet on the juvenile side of the library. The tales begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Oaklyn Branch. For more information, please call 812-428-8234.

The Ford Center

1 S.E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-8000 hadishrinecircus.com

January 10, 11 – Monster Jam Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - or smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. Tickets on sale now! Tickets for Monster Jam 2014 are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices subject to change. Friday’s show begins at 7 p.m. and there will be two shows on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. January 17 – Harlem Globetrotters 2014 “Fans Rule” Tour The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets for Harlem Globetrotters 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices subject to change. The zany fun begins at 7 p.m.

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Garvin Park

1600 N. Main St. Evansville 812-437-2627 eastersealsswindiana.com January 1 – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights One of the Tri-State’s favorite winter traditions and most important fundraising events, Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will brighten Evansville’s Garvin Park Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Enjoy the 20th annual drivethrough winter light show several times with your family and friends! Hours are Sun.-Thur. 5-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. All net proceeds from Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will fund therapy at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. For more information, call the number listed above or visit their website also listed above.

Junior League of Evansville 123 N.W. 4th St., # 422 Evansville 812-434-6710 juniorleagueofevansville.org

January 25 – Once Upon a Time: A Fairytale Luncheon A fantastic adventure for the kids! They can dine with a pirate and princess and visit the Fairy Tale Fashion Boutique. In addition, kids and parents will also be able to enjoy access to a photo booth to capture the memories being made and a craft station to create something magical. Patrons will also be able to participate in a silent auction and win door prizes. Admission is $40 for adults and $10 for children. The event will be hosted by Evansville Country Club at 3810 Stringtown Road in Evansville and will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, please call the number listed above.

helping local non-profits raise funds. Patrons will be viewing 300,000+ lights in the comfort of their vehicle. For more information, please call 270685-6142.

Town & Country Ford Superstore

7800 E. Lloyd Expy. Evansville 812-471-3673 gerwc.com January 1 - GERWC New Year’s Day 5K Didn’t do too much partying on New Year’s Eve? Well, fret not because you can get your own rush in on New Year’s Day with the GERWC New Year’s Day 5K. Come to walk or run by yourself or bring the whole family for a morning of rejuvenation. Kids 15 & under run/walk free. For more information, please email cj-thomas@live.com. Register online at the website listed above.

University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Blvd. Evansville 812-464-8600 usi.edu January 20 – Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon This year’s MLK Luncheon Speaker is performer, director, writer and choreographer Jasmine Guy. Jasmine Guy became a national sensation playing iconic Southern belle Whitley Gilbert on A Different World, for which she won six consecutive NAACP Awards. Sponsors are the USI Foundation, The Communications Department and Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies and the USI Service Learning. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will take place in Carter Hall. For more information, please contact Pamela Hopson at 812-465-7188.

Panther Creek Park

5160 Wayne Bridge Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-926-6481 daviesscountyparks.com January 1, 2 – Christmas at Panther Creek Park Their drive-through Christmas lights display has become a popular family tradition. Top of your holidays with a colorful and vibrant shine while Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • January 2014

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It’s Here,

It’s Here!! 2014 has arrived! We still don’t have cars that never break down though. To my dismay we are not living like the Jetsons.

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ll jokes aside, time has seriously flown by. I know some of you were in a hurry to get to this year. A new year is a time for new beginnings, goal setting and a boom in the fitness and health business. I see so many people - me included - go into full-on overdrive planning for the New Year. I am an avid goal planner and see the value in it. Weird concept though, why don’t we sit back this year and live in the moment in this year? Yep, I said it. Let’s not always have in our mind: What’s next? What’s best? I can think of moments where I know I missed out. I could have put my phone down more to squeeze my nephew’s fat cheeks and love on him more. I could have let the music dance through my ears as I listened to numerous talented musicians play this past year. I could have looked at the sky and the brilliant mixes of colors and thanked the stars that I had the vision to witness the beauty of the earth more. I could have relished in the satisfaction of actually accomplishing any one of my goals, instead of rushing off to the next thrill. There are moments - a lot a moments - where you should really be connecting with people, feeling the vibes around you and actually seeing things that are right there in front of you.

Take the time to soak in those special moments that no one can ever take away from you and capture again the moments NOT meant for social media. They are meant just for you and whoever you’re experiencing them with. We are here NOW, RIGHT NOW. Do you realize how freaking precious and unique these moments are? I want us all to make a vow for 2014 to “Live in the Moment.”

That is all…

—Kana L. Brown www.kanabrown.com According2kana@gmail.com

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reviews

cinema in theaters

January 7

One Chance

The Weinstein Company From director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) comes the real-life, true story of underdog Paul Potts (Tony award winning James Cordon). From adolescence to adulthood, Paul has been bullied and ridiculed for being different. He works as a shop assistant, yet his true passion is singing and listening to opera. With unwavering support from his wife Julie-Ann (Alexandra Roach), his mother (Julie Walters) and his best friend (Mackenzie Crook), Paul struggles to live out his dreams as a performer despite the overwhelming odds against him. He eventually becomes the winner of Britain’s Got Talent and gets to live out his longtime dream. Simon Cowell and Colm Meaney co-star in this emotionally-charged, heart-warming and funny film about somebody who never gave up - a nobody who became a somebody.

January 17

Devil'’s Due 20th Century Fox

Zack and Samantha McCall (Zach Gilford and Allison Miller) are newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon. After a particularly mysterious night, the couple find themselves with an earlier than planned pregnancy. Like any couple, for reasons of posterity, they decide to film the events leading up to the big birthday of their first born. Changes begin to manifest in the pregnant wife…and they are not the normal changes. The couple soon fears that their soon-to-be bundle of joy might in fact be a demonic and sinister being. What appears to be another mash-up of multiple genres that have succeeded in the past might in fact succeed again, providing us with yet another movie of its kind (Rosemary’s Baby, Paranormal Activity) with Hollywood’s generic cleanliness—but hey, Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) loved it.

reviews

cinema new releases

Man of Steel

Warner Bros. The planet Krypton is on the eve of destruction. Chief scientist Jar-El (Russell Crowe) sends his only son to the safe haven of Earth. Once on Earth, young Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) who secretly hide his extraterrestrial past for him and humanity’s well-being. Once young Clark Kent becomes aware of his powers, he begins to question his sanity and origins, struggling to maintain his secret abilities. Meanwhile, the renegade General Zod (Michael Shannon) escapes banishment and travels to Earth, threatening the destruction of the human race unless Krypton’s remaining heir is given up. Highlights include performances all around (especially Costner and Lane), dazzling special effects and a seriousness that adds to the intensity of this entertaining epic.

Adore

Gaumont On a beautiful beach in New South Wales Australia, two middle-aged women, Lil and Roz (Naomi Watts and Robin Wright) are life-long friends with two sons in their twenties, also best friends. Ian (Xavier Samuel) and Tom (James Frechville) grew up with each other, providing us with the parallel that drives this tale of forbidden sex and love between young and old. Lil was widowed when Ian (Xavier Samuel) was just a young boy, and Roz’s husband Harold teaches far away for weeks at a time, leaving the two women and their sons with nothing to do but cause trouble. Their secret fantasies bleed into each of their own passionate and destructive realities. Although beautifully shot and patiently-paced, some of the dialogue is almost laughable… yet, the film still exhibits the joys and pains of forbidden love. —Russell J. Lloyd

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LOCAL BAND SPOTLI G HT ABOUT THE BAND:

Downfall NSB

Downfall NSB is quickly becoming the next up-and-coming band. The band consists of Nick Bulger (vocals, lead guitar), Skyler Winstead (bass guitar) and Ben Jourdan (drums). Nick and Ben met through taking music lessons and later met Skyler while attending F.J. Reitz High School. Originally, they just went by Downfall, but later when they went official and started to license their music, they discovered that name had been used. They added the three members’ initials, and that’s how they came up with Downfall NSB. WHAT THEY COVER/ DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE:

Downfall’s music has been compared to Tool, Metallica and Green Day. They are alternative rock. Most recently, they covered a rock version of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Downfall has performed at several military-themed shows, including a USO show to benefit Ft. Campbell, Ky. When performing locally, they cover groups such as Metallica, Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, etc… WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCES:

They played at The Mad Musician in St Louis to compete for a spot at the Mayhem Festival. Starting in December, their music will be aired on 103.1 The Fox out of Louisville. They have their own channel on Jango.com and their music can be purchased on several websites including Amazon and ITunes. You can catch their highenergy show locally at two regular venues: Piston’s and Lanhuck’s in Evansville. Just stay tuned to News4U. Find them on Facebook at “Downfall NSB.”

cd reviews Downfall NSB

War Inside My Head Self-Released 4/5 Any time a local band releases an album of original material, it is cause for celebration. So, War Inside My Head gets major props for being a creative success and blasting out of the speakers with authority. The man behind Downfall NSB’s crunch is Greg Pearce from Seven Hills Recording Co. His expert production sidesteps the usual pitfalls of local recordings, adding depth and scope to the five songs on WIMH. But it’s all a testament to the writing chops of Nick Bulger (vocals/guitar), Skyler Winstead (bass) and Ben Jourdan (drums). The young trio channels a 90’s vibe, crafting a sound that might best be described as Candlebox featuring Zakk Wylde on lead guitar with periodic power chords from Mike Ness – an amalgamation of Downfall NSB’s grunge, metal and rock influences. The title track is a hit waiting to happen with a soaring chorus and melodic riffing. “Memories” comes barreling out of the gate with a speed metal attack before slowing to a dark crawl. “Rise” may be the best of the bunch, a bass-driven, mid-tempo track that keeps gaining steam. And while “What If” sags a bit, party anthem “What Happened Last Night?” picks up the slack.

CasOne

The Monster & the Wishing Well Self-Released 4.5/5 It’s been eight long years since CasOne lit up the internet with his debut solo album, Liberation. The local rapper was on the cusp of something big but then stepped back from the brink when parenthood became his focus. But sometimes it’s good to be quiet. The long gestation period for The Monster & the Wishing Well only served to heighten the anticipation and set the scene for a remarkable comeback. From the opening acoustic guitar flourish of “Long Walk” to the closing orchestral grandiosity of “Bigger than Life,” the album is an absolute outpouring of ideas, of frustrations long kept in check. “Got them brain cells like jail cells and that don’t sit well/ beating on my chest to shake them ghosts all loose/ and use my super hero cape to form myself a noose” from “Chasing Greatness” speaks volumes. Meticulously produced by co-creator, Eric Hunter, TM&TWW nonetheless retains a human touch with full band arrangements throughout that elevate CasOne’s eloquent missives to new heights. The brilliant opening lines of “Bigger than Life” are evidence that greatness is in his grasp: “I grew up in the pieces I was made of/ standing in the window pane traced with rust/ face air-brushed with faint stare through the dust/ I watch a falling star fall to earth heart crushed.” CasOne’s star is in no danger of falling.

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Stornoway

You Don’t Know Anything Almanac Recordings 3.5/5 The members of Stornoway hail from Oxford, England, the birthplace of Radiohead. It’s clear that there is a connection between the two bands, albeit more of a methodological one. You Don’t Know Anything bears the hallmarks of Radiohead’s attention to detail and cerebral approach, but musically, it is more aligned with British bands like Travis and Teenage Fan Club. The brightness of tracks like “When You Touch Down from Outer Space” and “Waiting on the Clock” is blinding compared to Thom Yorke’s insular melodies. Still, you can hear a kinship in the science of production. The two standout tracks, “The 6th Wave” and “Tumbling Bay,” ape the sound of Radiohead’s Amnesiac period. Acoustic guitars lay the foundation with vibraphones and intermittent horns recalling the inventive arrangements and 60’s influence of that album. Every note is thoughtfully placed in the mix, creating an appealing sense of space that makes way for the quirky vocals of Brian Briggs; his unique diction and delivery separates Stornoway from the pack. Curious lines like “Conquerors – of this world we rule the land and sea /so superior to beast and bird” are broken down into syllabic exercises, rendered even more puzzling – and engaging. Stornoway won’t replace Radiohead as Oxford’s best band any time soon, but at least they know something.

I Exist

From Darkness Prosthetic Records 3.5/5 The antithesis of fellow Aussie band Men at Work, I Exist has no pop pretensions. The band lives to snuff out all melody from music, raging against the hit machine with a doom-laden, sludgy cacophony of sound in the realm of Eyehategod. There are no lyrics about Vegemite sandwiches or flute solos in I Exist’s world. Yes, they do come from a land down under, but it is way down under – a rather warm place called hell. From Darkness is the band’s third album, a sonic pushback against the conservative politics rife in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. These guys are none too pleased, and it shows right from opening track, “Lightning Curse.” Using Metallica’s “Dyers Eve” as a blueprint, the band ups the heaviness and the speed; the vocals are absolutely guttural, the anger more than palpable. “Eternal Reign” begins with a minute-long Tony Iommi-esque slow jam before taking off and betraying just a hint of a hook. As if to quash any sellout accusations, ”Tear Down the Crucifix” is three plus minutes of thrashing, a bruising track no doubt responsible for sore necks around the globe. Appropriately, “Ride to Hell” prett y much says it all. It steals from Slayer’s “War Support” – nothing terribly new but still a head banger’s dream. —Thomas Ellis

cd sidebar Iron Chic

The Constant One Bridge Nine Records

At almost 40 minutes in length, Iron Chic’s new album, The Constant One has been described as “slightly macabre and totally fist pumping,” by SPIN. The punk rock band has a gravelly sound and is high energy, characteristic of punk bands. The overall dark theme of the album can be noticed, even without listening to the music, with song titles like “Sounds Like a Prett y Brutal Murder” and “True Miserable Experience.” The band’s 2010 album, Not Like This, had themes of determination, and pride, making this album an interesting second.

The Energy Commission

Consistently Inconsistent Persistence Records

Consistently Inconsistent is The Energy Commission’s debut album is just over 40 minutes in length, and is spread across 12 tracks. The Energy Commission has a unique sound that is difficult to categorize into one genre. The band’s music has been tagged in such categories as baroque, pop, swing and funk. The first song, “Runaway” has a raspy, 1940’s sound, while the second song, “Dirty Secret,” is more of a dubstep rap, validating the album’s title.

Mode Moderne

Occult Delight Light Organ Records

This band hails from Vancouver and, with 12 tracks and 41 minutes of play time, Mode Moderne’s new album Occult Delight is the band’s fourth addition to its discography. The single release from this album is “She, Untamed.” It divulges a new wave sound, with a dark edge. There is a very distinct and steady sound throughout each song, giving the album a steady flow from one song into the next.

—Justin Law

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Al’s Corner Pub 301 W. Columbia St. (812) 909-2249

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

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

Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616 Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin

Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074

Babel Bar & Lounge 323 Main St. (812) 456-1745

Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726

BackStage Bar 524 Main St. (812) 424-5020

Club Canopy (Above the Jungle) 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282

Beertropolis 830 Lst. Dr. (812) 297-2337

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

Boogie Nights 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 401-0460

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. (812) 909-0388

Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY (270) 827-2206

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929

Dave’s Sports Den 701 N. Weinbach Ave. (812) 479-8887

The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Breaktime Bar & Grill 1323 Barker

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

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

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

The Peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. (812) 423-5171

Show Me’s (West) 5525 Pearl Dr. (812) (812) 402-7100

K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall (812) 437-9920

Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. (812) 421-8741

Show Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. (812) 401-7469

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

Phoenix Nightclub & Event Center 111 S. Green River Rd. (812) 401-5949

Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin (812) 437-0171

Piston’s 2131 W. Franklin St. (812) 401-1699

Sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. (812) 422-0801

The Pub 1348 Division St. (812) 423-2121

Sports Book Bar & Grill 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 401-0309

Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. (812) 477-4088

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

Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia (812) 491-2222

11 Frame Lounge 1801 Franklin St. (812) 423-5355

Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444

Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

Leroy’s Tavern 2659Mt.VernonAve. (812) 464-8300

Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin (812) 423-0796

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

Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492

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

Highland Inn 6620 N. 1st Ave. (812) 402-2544

Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grille 4920 Bellemeade Ave. (812) 475-8593

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

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

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

Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

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

Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. (812) 423-0828

Tin Man Brewing Co. 1430 W. Franklin (812) 618-3227 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


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