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table contents

Health & Wellbeing

Entertainment

Pg. 10 - Zumba: Ditch the

Pg. 36 - EvansvilleDining.com Pg. 40 - Evansville Nightlife Pg. 58 - Fantasy Football Pg. 60 - Soundboard: John Rochner Pg. 64 - All That Jazz Pg. 65 - Blues Notes: Tommy Stillwell Pg. 66 - Club & Pub Guide Pg. 67 - Local Band Spotlight:

Work-Out...Join the Party!

DIY – How To Pg. 12 - Inside: Make Your Own Dog Treats: Breath Buster Recipe

Pg. 13 - Outside: Wash Your Car the Right Way

Lifestyle Pg. 14 - Lifestyle: Pets Making Room for Fido...or Tabby

Beauty

The Rocky Rhoads

Pg. 68 - Arts & Activities Pg. 71 - Family Fun Section Pg. 75 - Books: Library Events & Bestsellers Pg. 84 - Laser Light: Koch Planetarium Pg. 86 - Expert Pet Care Advice -

with Pet Food Center’s Greg Ball Pg. 16 - The Benefits of Sunless Pg. 88 - Road Trips: The Highlights Tanning: Let’s Get Tan’s Mystic Tan

Reviews

Finance Pg. 17 - Saving for College? You Have Options

Technology Pg. 19 - Tech Savy Pets

Cuisine & Dining Pg. 20 - What’s Cookin’! Harbor Bay Seafood

Pg. 21 - Local Chef Spotlight Lorenzo’s - Mark Ricer

Pg. 22 - Restaurant Guide Local Restaurant Guide Publisher Bashar Hamami Business Manager Sharon Tindle

sharon@atomapublishing.com

Director of Operations Amanda Smith

Features

Pg. 6 - Kenny Chesney

Goin’ Coastal Tour with Special Guest Uncle Kracker

Pg. 8 - Back to School

Brought to you by Eastland Mall

Pg. 78 - Auto Repair, Service & Collision - with Lucas Oil and

Wright Automotive

Pg. 80 - The 37th Annual Frog Follies: August 26-28

Local Happenings

Pg. 32 - St. John’s Catholic Church - Celebrating 70 Years

Pg. 38 - Beer: Cure What Ales You Pg. 61 - CD Reviews Pg. 90 - Cinema: In Theaters Pg. 92 - Cinema: New Releases

of Community Service with Ron Glass

Shopping

Visits Evanville August 27

Pg. 18 - Shopping: Back to School

We Were There Pg. 94 - Spudz ‘N Stuff Downtown Grand Opening & W.C. Handy Blues Festival Pg. 95 - Yappy Hour at Boston’s

Account Executives Susan Caufield Mark Hackert Keith LaCrosse

Production Supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey

Web Programming Jeff Lingis

Staff Photographer Mark McCoy

amanda@atomapublishing.com

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art@atomapublishing.com

Staff Writer Alison Sigman

Pg. 40 - Walter McCarty Pg. 42 - SWIRCA hosts the Southern Indiana Winery, Brewery and Spirits Festival Pg. 46 - Chase Cancer Away Fundraiser for Chase Eadon Pg. 61 - Unconventional Toddlers - Magic Faces CD

Contributors Katie Darby Mullins Miranda Knight Tamatha R. Lant John Luttrell Jabez Martinez Paul Mattingly Mark McCoy Brian Ricketts Lanea Stagg Tammie Tuley Todd Zachritz

On the cover this month... Kenny Chesney

Credit BNA Records

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lthough the final curtain appears to be closing on Robert’s Stadium, this going-away party seems to just be getting started. Kenny Chesney will bring his “Goin’ Coastal” tour and special guest Uncle Kracker to what may be the last concert ever to be showcased at this iconic Evansville structure.

Kenny Chesney has recorded 15 albums, resulting in more than 30 top ten singles. Born March 26, 1968, Chesney graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Advertising. After graduation, he moved to Nashville. His performances in local clubs led to his signing with Capricorn Records. When Capricorn Records dissolved its country music division, he signed with the BNA Records Label, part of Sony Music in Nashville, TN, and the rest is history. Kenny Chesney is no stranger to recognition and awards. He is the recipient of six Academy of Country Music awards, six Country Music Association awards, and has been honored four times with the coveted Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award. Chesney’s first album, In My Wildest Dreams, was released in 1994, sold more than 10,000 copies and resulted in two top singles, The Tin Man and Whatever It Takes. Year after year, hit after hit, Chesney songs soar to the top of the charts. Each album release continues to launch lead singles that rapidly make their way to the top of the charts, escalating sales and making Chesney one the top touring county music acts in the country. Evansville was one of Chesney’s first tour sites. In that first show, he wowed concert attendees and in the following years has continued to perform for sold-out crowds. Chesney has never forgotten the warm welcome he received, during

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the early years, from Evansville fans; therefore, it’s fitting that a Kenny Chesney concert would usher in the end of an era for Robert’s Stadium. Chesney is not the only superstar coming to the stage to bid the decades goodbye. Special guest Uncle Kracker will also perform; his singles include Follow Me, Smile, and Drift Away. His country and top 40-style music has replaced his early performances in the rap genre. Matthew Shafer, a.k.a. Uncle Kracker, was born in Mississippi but raised in Michigan. He began playing turntables with a then-unknown performer named Kid Rock in 1994. Shafer, adopting the name Uncle Kracker, released his first solo album, Double Wide, produced by Kid Rock, on June 30, 2001. Two singles were released from the Double Wide album: Follow Me and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. His second album, No Stranger to Shame, was released on August 27, 2002. His singles included Drift Away; In A Little While; and Memphis Soul Song. Soon after the release of his second album, Kracker teamed up with Chesney on the hit single and subsequent video, When the Sun Goes Down. His third album, Seventy Two and Sunny, abandoned his previous rap style and showcased his country genre. This album featured two singles, Rescue and Writing It Down. With album sales selling more than 200,000 copies, Uncle Kracker had found his niche. Recent album


His Album & Single Release successes are impressive: • I Will Stand – 1997 Singles Released: She’s Got It All; A Chance; That’s Why I’m Here • Everywhere We Go – 1999 Singles Released: How Forever Feels; You Had Me from Hello; She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy; What I Need to Do • No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems – 2002 Singles Released: Young; The Good Stuff • When the Sun Goes Down – 2004 Singles Released: There Goes My Life; When the Sun Goes Down (Duet with Uncle Kracker) • The Road and the Radio – 2005 Singles Released: Living in Fast Forward; Summertime; Beer in Mexico; Who You’d Be Today; You Save Me • Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates – 2007 Singles Released: Never Wanted Nothing More; Don’t Blink; More Than a Memory; Shiftwork • Hemingway’s Whiskey – 2010 Singles Released: The Boys of Fall; Somewhere with You releases include Happy Hour, containing the track releases Happy Hour, Smile, Vegas Baby, I’m Not Leaving, The One That Got Away and That’s What’s Happenin. A release date for Uncle Kracker’s newest album, Cigarettes and One Night Stands, has not been set. With a sell-out crowd expected, Robert’s Stadium may be hosting the going-away party of the century – and everyone is invited! [Editor’s note: at the time of production, a few tickets are still available. Call the Box Office immediately if you are interested in purchasing tickets as SMG expects this concert to sell out.]

– Tammie Tuley

Concert Information: August 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are set at $49.50 and 79.50 (not including facilities and handling fees) and can be purchased at Roberts Stadium, Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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commUnitY oUtreach For many families still reeling from the economic downturn, back-to-school expenses simply cannot be squeezed into an already overtaxed budget. News 4U caught up with a couple of organizations that provide school supplies and more to area children. Forest Hills Baptist Church Annual Back to School Outreach August 7, 2011: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Helfrich Park Middle School 2603 W. Maryland St. • Evansville, IN (812) 422-6243 for more information “We work year-round to collect donations, apply for funding and recruit volunteers to put on this annual event and it is worth every minute! Once you experience the blessing of seeing the look on a child’s face the moment they pick out a backpack, get their school supplies, pick out clothes and shoes and get a haircut, yours’ is the life that is changed forever,” says Karen Daniels, Program Coordinator. Eligibility • K-12 • Child and parent must be present Offerings • Backpacks, grade specific school supplies, gently used clothing, new underwear and socks and free haircuts • Clothing bank open year round Abundant Life Community Church Back to School Outreach August 6, 2011: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ground Zero Student Center 7333 Sharon Rd. • Newburgh, IN (812) 853-3437 for more information Pastor Kevin Kappler tells News 4U, “We aim to fill in the gap for Warrick County children needing school supplies. Without the support of the community, this outreach would not be possible.” Eligibility • Warrick County K-12 • Child and Adult must be present Offerings • Backpacks and school supplies while supplies last • Warrick County Police Department on hand for Child ID Program

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Brings Excitement Back to School

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s the first day of school rapidly approaches and summer vacation draws to a close, one begins to sense excitement in the air. Although excitement may not typically be the descriptive word chosen by most students to describe the beginning of the school year, the opportunities available to EVSC students may just change that perception.

Dr. David Smith, recently named Superintendent for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, has a passion for education, a clear vision of expectation and the drive to ensure that EVSC students are educated and prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow. Dr. Smith is an Evansville native, former EVSC student and graduate of Reitz High School. He holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Oakland City University, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from the University of Evansville, and a degree in Secondary Administration and Supervision and an Education Specialist degree from Indiana State University. Dr. Smith began his tenure with the EVSC more than 29 years ago and has served both inside and outside the classroom as a teacher, band director, principal and, most recently, as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Business Affairs. He also played a key role in helping develop the financial planning process for the EVSC Strategic Plan, which continues to successfully move forward. Asked about his new role, Dr. Smith stated, “I would like to thank the

community for their overwhelming support. This is a wonderful, yet humbling experience and I am proud to be able to serve this great community.” News 4U had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Smith and Chief Communications Officer, Marsha Jackson, to discuss the changes, advancements and opportunities offered to children enrolled in the EVSC. The EVSC offers a variety of new and continuing educational programs including:

New North High School and Junior High School

The new North Junior High School will begin August 10, 2011 for all 7th and 8th grade students. North High School students are slated to begin attending the new high school in January of 2012.


EVSC Elementary Instrumental Music Education

According to Dr. Smith, “Adding Instrumental Music to our Elementary Education platform has generated an overwhelming and positive response from students and parents. Statistics prove that students enrolled in music education score higher on tests, develop discipline and have higher academic outcomes, and we are excited to offer this program.”

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Classes range from culinary arts and health sciences to automotive services and agriculture.

Early College High School

Housed at IVY Tech, freshman math and English classes are offered and taught by EVSC teachers. Sophomores may take a college level course along with their high school classes. Eventually, students can take up to 60 credit hours or obtain an associate’s degree from one of the participating institutions that support this program: IVY Tech, University of Evansville or Vincennes University.

Net Books—EVSC Middle Schools

EVSC Middle School students will receive Net Books this year. By integrating technology at the middle school level, students will be better prepared for success in the growing global economy.

Early Childhood Education

Program offered at Evans, Daniel Wertz and Culver. We also offer the following programs designed to let students pursue specific careers or to better address highly specialized needs: • Randall Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice • Medical Professions Academy • New Tech Institute • Academies of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership • No Excuses University-Fairlawn Elementary • Equity Schools-Delaware, Evans and McGary • Academy for Innovative Studies Our goal is to continue to seek out innovative new programs and technology to continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for the children of this community. For more information about these or other programs offered by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, contact 812-435-8453 or visit evscschools.com. – Tammie Tuley

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Ditch the Work-Out, Join the PartY!

ift weight, put it down. Lift weight, put it down. Run. Run. Keep running. Stop. Is this routine not for you? If a workout doesn’t keep us interested, what keeps us from backsliding on our exercise routine? Luckily, there is Zumba®, a workout routine that is not only fun and entertaining, but burns those unwanted pounds away – up to 1,000 calories in one hour! The Zumba® workout was created by aerobic instructor Alberto “Beto” Perez in Columbia, by accident one day when he forgot his usual music for class and improvised a routine using the salsa and merengue music he grew up with, creating a new type of class. Since 2001, Perez has expanded his business significantly, and now, thanks to DVD sales and his Zumba® Academy that trains instructors, Zumba classes and routines can be found all over the country. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba® Fitness Party. It’s easy to do, effective, totally exhilarating, and often builds a deep-rooted community among returning students. When you exercise more, energy levels increase; with Zumba®, your energy levels will blast through the roof.

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Sessions begin with a stretch to prepare the muscles to move onto workouts that target the legs, butt, hips, stomach and arms. The heart rate also goes up as the music pulsates. Even the skin breathes better, as sweat and other toxins are released. Even though weight loss is the number one goal, the music has numerous other benefits. Reduction of health risks like obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as improved moods, decreasing depression and other anxiety disorders, are all benefits of getting fit with Zumba®. The steps are simple to master, unlike other activities like stair climbing, bicycling or swimming, which can all be more complicated. Just grab a pair of cross-trainers, a towel, and a water bottle, and you’re on your way to the rewards of aerobic exercise! While you can drive to the store and buy a copy of the DVD


workouts, or the Zumba® Fitness video game, the live experience is still an incredible experience. The Heidi Garza Dance Studio offers the most Zumba® classes in Evansville, as well as belly dance, hip-hop, and salsa classes. Garza hails from Monterrey, Mexico; when she arrived in Evansville four years ago, she began attending a local gym, where she tried to do everything possible to lose weight while listening to her native Latin music. One day she saw a flyer about the Zumba® Fitness Group Exercise. She was soon approached by the director; she asked Garza to help out with the class thanks to her knowledge of Latin rhythms. A week later, she was teaching the class. Thanks to Zumba®, Garza herself ended up losing 30 pounds over a span of just three months. At the present time, she’s the owner and chorographer at Heidi Garza Dance Studio. Heidi is also a certified Zumba® instructor, and her choreographies and classes have taken her to cities like Indianapolis, Orlando and New York to teach master classes. Unlike a lot of instructors Garza really pays attention to each and every

health & wellbeing

“My family and friends are amazing. Without their support as well as my new friends who attend my classes, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m so very grateful.” --Heidi Garza

student, calling them her “zumbettes” and “sweaxy girls” (sweaty and sexy). Because of her passion for dance and genuine heart, Heidi’s classes have grown rapidly in popularity. After spending only one class with her, you get the sense that she cares about your weight loss goals as if they were her own. To prepare for a class, aside from cool and comfortable clothing, you must first get the proper footwear. Cross-training or dance-style shoes that offer support work best for the multiple side-to-side moves. Running shoes can put unwanted pressure on your knees and ankles, as they are better for foot mobility than for stability. The next thing you’ll want to bring is a hand towel. Sweating may not be the most glamorous thing, but it proves you’re burning calories and getting a good workout. That also doesn’t mean you want your sweat running into your eyes. Because of all this release of moisture, you’ll want to bring enough water to keep you hydrated. One water bottle can get the job done, but something bigger, like a half-gallon jug, isn’t a bad idea. Class starts off with a warm-up song that gets your muscles stretched out and ready to work. This song consists of basic movements while introducing a few dance steps. From there, the next 55 minutes are jam-packed with non-stop movement to beats including salsa, Latin and English hip-hop. What I like most about this workout is that following Heidi’s exact movements is not always necessary. The music is infectious, fun and, as long as you try your best and keep your hips and feet moving, you’ll walk away feeling exhilarated. Then you’ll start wondering when you can get to your next Heidi Garza class! – Alison Sigman

Heidi Garza Dance Studio Zumba® Schedule Monday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. HGDS also offers other classes such as: Belly Dancing: Mondays at 6:45 p.m. “Sweat-xy” Chair Dancing: Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Coming soon: Couples salsa dancing Learn more about HGDS! www.facebook.com & www.youtube.com/HeidiGarza1 Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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diy - how to

Make Your Own Breath Buster Dog Treats Ingredients 3 tbsp

Vegetable Oil

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Egg (Medium)

1/2 Cup

Fresh Mint (Chopped)

1/2 Cup

Fresh Parsley (Chopped)

2/3 Cup

Milk

2 Cups

Brown Rice Flower

Method 1 Combine oil, egg, mint, parsley, and milk. Whisk together. 2 Blend in flour slowly and beat until stiff dough is formed. 3 Place dough on floured counter and roll out, about 1/2 inch thick. 4 Cut into shapes with desired cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet. 5 Bake at 350ยบF for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Prep time 15 minutes Makes 24 treats Make Your Own Healthy Doggie Biscuits Book By Jonna Anne

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Wash Your Car The Right Way

ashing and waxing your car not only protects its factory finish but also preserves its resale value. Yet many people either ignore the task – or use shortcuts that do more harm than good. Luckily, the pros at Lucas Oil Center gave us tips to ensure you do the job the right way – the first time. First, vacuum the entire interior of the car – this reduces the risk of spreading abrasive dirt to the car’s exterior. Remove the floor mats and vacuum them outside. You may even want to shampoo them and leave them to dry in the sun. To get a good clean on your interior, use Lucas Slick Mist Interior Detailer. This product can be used on all types of interiors from leather to vinyl, as well as consoles and trims. Get your interior looking like new in one easy step. Next, we move to the outside by wetting the body, wheels and tires. Use a spray nozzle on your hose and let the water run gently to loosen dirt. Don’t forget the wheels. Wash the tires and wheels first. Tires, and especially wheels, require a stronger type of cleaner than you’ll use on the body. Use a brush or wheel-scrubber to get to areas that a sponge or wash mitt cannot reach on these areas. Start with a clean bucket – and then mix up a cleaning solution using a high-quality car shampoo. Avoid using dishwashing detergent and most other shampoos, which are too harsh and can strip wax and important oils from the car’s finish. Work from the

Cameron Werth dries Bob Rothchild’s vehicle when he brought it to Lucas Oil for a wash. top down and from front to back. Avoid scrubbing in a circular motion, or you may leave visible swirls. Apply plenty of suds with 100% cotton or terry cloth towel. Use back and forth motions and continually rinse each section to ensure that soapy water carries away dirt residue that can dry on the car’s surface. For the final rinse, hose the car with a medium flow of water. This will allow large sheets of water to form and to roll off the vehicle, making drying easier. Dry the car completely with an artificial chamois or clean cotton towels. An artificial chamois is less abrasive and more absorbent than a real chamois, but can still trap grit. Never allow water to dry on the finish. Preserve your car’s shine, protect the surface and help it look showroom-ready by waxing your vehicle at least twice a year. Spring and Fall are the most common times to do so. There are many excellent one-step wax products on the market now that are easy to apply and remove. The Lucas Slick Mist Speed is just one of these products. Best of all, you can apply this to a wet or dry surface and still get amazing results. Just remember to wipe it off with a soft terry cloth towel, or another non-abrasive cloth, to ensure a high gloss finish with no scratches. – Alison Sigman Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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Pets | Making Room For Fido...or Tabby

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ur canine and feline friends are more than mere pets; they are integral parts of our families. Therefore, it is imperative to identify family lifestyle characteristics and consider the following factors BEFORE making a decision to bring a four-legged companion into an existing family dynamic: • Time investment for exercise, brushing and cleaning pet areas and litter boxes • Children, teenagers, elderly parents or other pets in the home • Expenses associated with pet ownership, such as regular veterinarian care, food and upkeep • Unanimous family decision • Agreement of all family members to assume pet care responsibilities • Pet kept inside or out? (It is recommended that pets be kept inside, especially during excessively hot or cold weather) • Outside pets must have shelter, plenty of clean water and access to shade

Pets seem to mirror their owners’ behaviors and personalities and even recognize feelings of excitement, sadness or disappointment. They can be a great addition to a family, once the aforementioned steps are analyzed. Pet adoption is a great way to incorporate a loving pet into your family. Both the Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) and the Warrick Humane Society (WHS) offer sheltering services, pet adoption, spaying/neutering services and pet food assistance for families experiencing economic trials. We enlisted the expertise of Kendall Paul, Executive Director of the VHS, and Nancy Lybarger, Director of the WHS, and asked them to share some information regarding pet adoption, pet care, their respective facilities and how individuals can help. VANDERBURGH HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR—KENDALL PAUL VHS, founded in 1957, shelters more than 4,000 dogs and cats, along with several rabbits and guinea pigs, annually. So far, in 2011, we have placed more than 933 pets in loving homes. We encourage families to come in, bring their current pets and visit one-on-one with the animals, to help offset future incompatibility issues. The VHS is thrilled to have received the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the second year in a row. A 4-star rating assures donors that their contributions are used the way they intended, and this is such an honor, as only 19% of charities earn two consecutive 4-star ratings. VHS offers an on-site spay/neuter and vaccine clinic open to the community; humane education; facility tours; the Pet Assisted Therapy Program, for nursing home residential visits; and the Safe Pet Program, helping victims of domestic violence. Adoption fees include: implanted ID microchip, upto-date vaccines and spay/neuter fees. Spaying/neutering can help control pet populations, prevent negative cycle behaviors and, in some cases, help alleviate aggressive tendencies, since “approximately 92% of fatal dog attacks involved male dogs, 94% of which were not neutered,” according to americanhumane.org.

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VHS is in need of dedicated volunteers and donations, and News 4U readers can help! Join us for the VHS Annual Fido Walk, Rock and Run on Saturday, September 17th at the Vanderburgh Humane Society Campus, 400 Milner Industrial Drive in Evansville. This fun fundraising event includes a 1 mile pledge walk with your dog at 5:00 p.m., a 5K run on Pigeon Creek Greenway at 6:00 p.m., a beer garden, food, live music, vendors, microchip services, family- and pet-friendly activities and more. To register or request more information, contact vhslifesaver.org or (812) 426-2563. WARRICK HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR-NANCY LYBARGER WHS is a “no kill” facility, founded in 1983. Surrendered animals remain at our facility until they are adopted. Although we have limited space and can only accept owner-surrendered pets, we proudly collaborate with other area shelters, breed rescues and humane societies during times of overcrowding. We can house approximately ten dogs and ten cats, along with our litter capacity, which is around seven or eight sets of puppies and kittens, depending upon size and breed. WHS offers a Grooming Clinic open to the community. With the exceptionally hot weather, many people think shaving a dog provides them with relief from the heat; we recommend regular brushing instead, as shaving can expose tender skin


to the sun, resulting in sunburn. We also offer a Junior Volunteer Program, a website showcase of animals available for adoption, a Home Away Pet Lodge and more. Adoption fees include up-to-date vaccines and spay/neuter fees, and we partner with a local veterinarian to provide spay/neuter services throughout the communities we serve. During this economic downturn, WHS has experienced an increase in surrenders at a time when donations have decreased. Fundraisers provide a way for us to engage our community while helping raise the necessary funds to meet expenses. We have a great event to share with News 4U readers:

1st Annual YAPPY WEDDING -

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE WARRICK HUMANE SOCIETY Boston’s, The Gourmet Pizza, located at 3911 Venetian Drive in Newburgh, cordially invites you to join us for the YAPPY WEDDING, as Auggie Doggie and Miss Pepper exchange “bows” on September 17th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Miss Pepper is sure to awe the crowd, as she displays her specially designed wedding gown and Auggie Doggie, no doubt, will be rather dapper modeling his elegant tux. The bridal party will be comprised of canine friends. John Paul Josey will sing at the wedding, and there will be entertainment for the cake reception to follow. Gift registry requests: Bleach/laundry detergent, weed eater, collars/leashes, cat litter, Pro Pac dog/cat food, monetary donations. All items will be donated to the Warrick Humane Society. For more information, contact whspac@ yahoo.com, (812) 858-1132 or Candy Cooper at Boston’s, The Gourmet Pizza, at (812) 853-3400. – Tammie Tuley

WHS: Adoptable Animals warrickhumanesociety.org (812) 858-1132

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Hambone

VHS: Adoptable Animals

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anned skin has more or less become the ideal look, even though frying your skin in the sun’s damaging rays can lead to some serious skin problems. Cancer, of course, is the first and foremost risk of overexposure. However, there are less serious (but still ugly) conditions that also result from sun damage. As the summer sun sets, you want golden skin without having to slowly roast yourself in a tanning bed then you should try a Mystic Tan first. Not only is it safer, but it allows you to control the exact tone of your skin. We talked to Sherri Tosti, owner of Let’s Get Tan! in Evansville, to learn about the Mystic Tan process. Before you undergo the aptly-named Mystic tanning “The better you exfoliate the experience, you need to exfoliate. longer your Mystic Tan will last. While a daily shower helps, it is With good preparation, your tan vital to slough off any dead skin can last up to a week” before you get a spray tan. Mystic Tan provides a dark tan thanks to – Sherri Tosti, Let’s Get Tan! the active ingredient that is found in all self-tanning solutions, DHA involves the tanner and a bed. They can (dihydroxyacetone), an FDA-approved come in for a Mystic Tan to really pop.” compound that works with the skin The procedure is simple and quick. to produce a dark pigment, leaving After choosing one of three behind a “stain” that eventually fades color levels, attendants will give you from the skin. This tanning solution will a cap to cover your hair and a cream work better and apply more evenly on that creates a barrier in areas that don’t a smooth layer of new skin, without need to pick up any color, like the palms rough patches of older skin. Be sure of your hands and fingernails. You will to give your elbows and knees extra then be given instructions on how to attention so they don’t look darker. properly move about in the booth to “Depending on how well you exfoliate create an even tan. Once you’re done, is dependent on how well your Mystic simply towel off any remaining moist Tan will last. With good preparation, areas, and go about your day! your tan can last up to a week,” So, if you’ve always wanted Tosti says. a healthy glow that comes only from Health benefits aside, there a tan, but have been reluctant to for are numerous reasons to invest in a health reasons, , then check out the sunless tanning process. “Those who Mystic Tan process at Let’s Get Tan! are light complected and unable to tan at 5706 E. Virgina Street in Evansville. are perfect candidates,” Tosti explains, For more information, call them as well as those tanners who use the at (812) 479-8826. bed and wish to ‘double dip,’ which – Alison Sigman

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s college education costs soar, many parents are concerned about whether or not they will be able to ensure that their child has the financial resources necessary to pursue a secondary education. News 4U would like to thank Expert Financial Representative, Brian Burkett, with the Evansville Group of Northwestern Mutual, a network office of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, for sharing his knowledge and expertise regarding saving and investing for higher education expenses.

Section 529 College Savings Plans (529 plans)

are state sponsored college/higher education savings programs established under Section 529(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. 529 plans were designed to help families set aside funds on a tax-advantaged basis to pay for future college costs. Although there are limitations based on plan selection and residency, some of the income tax benefits of 529 plans include tax-deferred growth of investments and tax-free distributions to the beneficiary for “qualified higher education expenses.” State-tax advantages may also be applicable to investors using a plan sponsored by their own state, but this will vary from state to state.

Qualified Higher Education Expenses (QHEE)

vary by plan but generally include tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the enrollment or attendance at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. In some plans, room and board may also qualify as a QHEE for students who are at least half-time. Investors should review the QHEE for the specific plan they chose. Generally speaking, a 529 is not insured or guaranteed. Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the portfolios you choose. Depending on market conditions, you could lose all or a portion of your investment. There are many options when saving for your child’s future, whether in UGMA/UTMA accounts (varies from state to state), cash value life insurance, non-qualified mutual funds, or several other savings and investment vehicles.

However, a 529 plan still has options available to you, if your child chooses not to attend college.

finance

MONeY | saving for College? You Have Options!

You can: Stay invested.

You can leave the money in the account in case the beneficiary decides to attend school later. There is no age limit for using the money.

Change the beneficiary.

You can change the beneficiary on your account at any time provided that the new beneficiary is an eligible Member of the Family of the former beneficiary.

Withdraw the money for other uses.

The earnings portion of a withdrawal not used for a beneficiary’s qualified higher education expenses is subject to federal and state income taxes and may be subject to a 10% federal penalty tax. When your child’s future education ability is at stake, a sound investment is always a better option than a risky venture. Scholarships, government grants and student loans are possible monetary venues worth exploring, but should never be depended upon. Brian Burkett can be reached for questions or additional information at brian.burkett@nmfn.com or 812-471-2200. – Tammie Tuley

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shoPPing

Action Sports Gear Price Varies Dan’s Competition

August Shopping Guide

Dan’s Comp has the largest selection of Action Sport clothing in the TriState like shoes, t-shirts, backpacks, hoodies, jeans, shorts, belts, hats, beanies, watches and wallets from brands like Nike 6.0, Etnies, DC, Vans, Fox, Oakley, Adio, Osiris, Metal Mulisha, Duffs, DVS, Alpinestars, Famous Stars ‘N Straps and Zoo York to name a few. Over 40,000 square feet of inventory to browse!

Old Navy Lace-Trim Chiffon Dress $39.94 Old Navy - Eastland Mall

Feel a little flirty with this light floral pattern. Hitting just above the knees, a scoop neckline and light-weight crinkle chiffon make this dress a easy choice for the hot back-to-school mornings.

Bullhead Dark Wash Indigo Legging Crop Denim $39.95 PacSun – Eastland Mall

Five pocket construction with a cropped style and skinny leg. A favorite among high school ladies because of the comfortable, easy fit.

Play It Again Sports Aeropostale Plaid Leather Belt $15.00 Aeropostale- Eastland Mall

Add a little style to any outfit you wear with the multicolored print belt with a solid brown leather finish.

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Looking to acquire gently used sporting equipment for this fall’s league? Maybe you have some starter items and want to ‘trade-up’ in gear? Stop by Play It Again Sports on East Virginia on Evansville’s East side. The stock is ever changing and they also carry a full line of Spirit Wear for the greater Evansville area such as tote bags, hoodies, tees, cinch bags and more. Get the right equipment for the right price that’s as tough as your athlete! Visit playitagainsportsevansville.com.


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n this day and age, it’s not just humans who get to experience the technological side of life. Tech gadgets for pets are becoming more and more popular. So, spoil your four-legged friends with these awesome tech treats.

Apps for Pet People

Puppy Tweets

$29.99 - Amazon.com Don’t have a Twitter account yet? If the answer is “no,” I have some unsettling news. Even your dog beat you to the 21st century. That’s right; the Puppy Tweets collar analyzes your dogs’ movements and then sends one of 500 pre-loaded messages over Wi-Fi to Twitter. For example, if the device believes your dog is licking something, it responds with the tweet, “Guess what I’m licking right now.” These days, everyone knows everyone’s business. Now, they can know your dogs’, too!

PetMate® Deluxe Fresh Flow® Water Fountain

$34.00 - $59.99 - Pet Food Center This purifying pet fountain provides filtered water throughout the day. Perfect for multiple cat or dog households that love fresh, flowing water. Features a unique, patented, no-splash water-slide. The recirculating flow and filter provides naturally cool and oxygenated water, attracting pets and promoting their health and well-being by encouraging them to drink more. The Deluxe Fresh Flow has a modern design, created to blend in with today’s kitchen appliances. Available in two colors and three sizes, each unit comes with a replaceable charcoal filter.

Good Dog Trainer Clicker

Izen.me If you want to train your dog more effectively, this app will help you do just that. It features a clear and recognizable clicking sound which, when played, teaches your dog to recognize good behavior and know when a reward for that behavior t is coming. Available free on iTunes.

The Pet Doorbell Mat

$79.95 - petdoorbellmat.com When your pet steps on the Pet Doorbell Mat, the chime tones, to let you know your pet is ready to come in or go out. It’s simple; you do not have to train your pet. It simply steps on the Pet Doorbell Mat, and off the chime goes. Activates with 1lb to 300lbs of pressure and is for both indoor and outdoor use. Easyto-follow directions are included, and no training is required. However, after time, pets realize the fastest way in or out is to step on the Pet Doorbell Mat!

Pet Microchips

Price and product brand vary. See your veterinarian for more details. A pet microchip creates a forever bond between you and the pet you love. Thanks to many pet recovery systems, you can give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you. A microchip is a simple procedure that involves securing the microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, in your pet. Complete with your address, phone number and any other important information, the chip is like a permanent tag for your pet! – Alison Sigman

Pets Info

BHI Technologies Inc. Pets Info helps organize and manage all the information most important to you – like information related to registration, microchips, medications, veterinary visits and even multiple pet photos. This $1.99 app, available on iTunes, is even capable of storing information for multiple pets. Get maps and one-touch calling for your vet or vets nearby.

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Harbor Bay

NORTH: 4428 N. First Avenue • Evansville, IN • (812) 423-0050 EAST: 4706 Morgan Avenue • Evansville, IN • (812) 402-5122

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vansville’s two Harbor Bay Seafood Restaurants, owned by Paul Stieler, are located near Stieler’s Showplace Cinemas North and East.

Chef Jasone Parsons, once the owner of the downtown Tin Fish, has plenty of experience cooking great seafood. His menus are packed with tasty and original offerings of fish, shellfish, and calamari, served up fried or grilled in platters, sandwiches, wraps, tacos, and salads. Parsons whips up plenty of non-seafood offerings too, for the meat eaters in your family. I recently stopped in at the northern location for dinner early on a weeknight; the restaurant already had a number of tables full, and more people stopped in as I was dining. After taking a moment to peruse the lengthy menu, I chose a cup of Gator Gumbo ($2.95) and the grilled mahi mahi platter with Mango Salsa ($9.95). The gumbo was thick, rich, and mildly spicy, with coins of good-quality smoky andouille sausage, lots of okra, and large chunks of gator meat. The gator was well-prepared; it was very tender, with the appearance and texture of white meat chicken but the flavor of crawfish.

My mahi entree included two sides, and I requested a house salad as one. I was pleasantly surprised. The iceberg, carrot and red cabbage mix was enhanced with dark green romaine lettuce and topped with a generous pile of shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and a thick slice of cucumber. It was large for a “side salad,” and everything was very fresh and crisp. It came accompanied by a soft, warm roll and butter. My only real disappointment with the meal was the absence of a low-fat salad dressing choice. On the upside, the balsamic vinaigrette I chose was well-balanced and delicious. I was likewise impressed with my mahi plate. The side of mixed vegetables included broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrot, all obviously fresh (not frozen), cooked just until tender, and served in a light butter sauce. I noticed a couple of caraway seeds as I enjoyed the vegetables, which

The grilled mahi mahi platter with mango salsa and fresh vegetables is a great choice at Harbor Bay Seafood. The food is good quality and the prices surprisingly low.

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gave the dish more character than plain steamed veggies and butter. Mahi mahi is a steaky fish that has some chew. My filet was done just right, flaky but still moist. The mango salsa included fresh diced tomato and pineapple, and complimented the fish very well. It was a visually appealing plate as well, with a slice of lemon, curly kale, and a sprinkle of red cabbage confetti. The price of $9.95 seemed very low for the size and quality of the entree. In the past I’ve enjoyed the mahi mahi sandwich at Harbor Bay. You can request it grilled or fried, and the firm, good-sized filet nicely fills out the toasted wheat bun. The grilled version is a very satisfying option for those making healthy choices. The menu varies slightly between the two restaurants. The north side location offers lobster and pastas not available at the smaller east side kitchen. Reservations are accepted in both locations. The North Side Harbor Bay is located at 4428 N. First Avenue, in the North Park Shopping Center. (812) 423-0050 Hours: Every day from 11 a.m. Closing time varies. The East Side Harbor Bay is located at 4706 Morgan Avenue in the Showplace East Theater. (812) 402-5122 Hours: Monday - Thursday from 3:00 p.m. Closing time varies. Friday - Sunday from 11 a.m. Closing time varies. – Aimee Blume


Mark Ricer

Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery

972 S. Hebron Avenue • Evansville, IN (812) 475-9477

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vansville chef Mark Ricer is rocking the kitchen at Lorenzo’s Bistro and Bakery with fresh pastas, new lunch entrees, and amazing specials. Ricer is from Evansville and has been a chef here most of his life. “I started working for Chef Ellis at the Petroleum Club in 1986, as a sauté cook,” said Ricer. “He’s one of my strongest mentors. I wanted so bad to be a sous chef, so he started teaching me the French mother sauces and how to use spices.” After learning the ropes at the Petroleum Club, Ricer spent a few years cooking at a country club in Texas. He then returned to Indiana to be executive chef at The Red Geranium in New Harmony. More recently, he acted as executive sous chef at Evansville Country Club for eight years. Now, at Lorenzo’s, with his skills again available to the public, Ricer is implementing some exciting changes to menu. “It’s just going wonderfully here,” he said. “The menu has a lot of Italian elements, so I’ve been doing some new fresh-flavored pastas. We make saffron, peppercorn, and sundried tomato pastas every day. I tried a spinach pasta; it was nice and green, but it didn’t have much spinach flavor, so I added some leeks to it and came up with a lyonnaise-type pasta that is really delicious.” New lunch entrees, including a southwestern grilled chicken sandwich with black bean salsa on Lorenzo’s jalapeno cheddar bread and a panko-breaded pork tenderloin sandwich with ham, arugula, Tailgator honey mustard, and caramelized onion, are already debuting to high acclaim, and a new dinner menu will be in the works soon. Ricer is also cutting his own steaks and chops, rather than using cryovac portions. “Last week, I ran a 22-ounce porterhouse special,” he said. “I’m an Evansville native, and I know what people love to eat here. The specials we come up with sell like crazy.” Who wouldn’t love specials such as Charbroiled Chicken with Shitaki Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Goat Cheese Cream over Handmade Saffron Pasta ($22); Blackened Scallops and Shrimp with Black Bean, Corn, Sweet Pepper and Avocado Salsa over Broccolini and Applewood Bacon Polenta ($28); or Fennel

Chef Mark Ricer on Lorenzo’s patio, with a grilled chicken and granny smith apple salad, topped with goat cheese, candied walnuts, sourdough croutons, and fresh green apple and champagne viniagrette. and Rose Peppercorn crusted Snapper with Yukon Gold Potato, Crab, and Mushroom ragout with Champagne Butter Sauce ($30)? “I remember one of the things that Ed Ellis said to me,” said Ricer: “He said: ‘If you want to be a good chef, you have to cook good food.’ Marketing might get the people in, but it won’t make them come back. I want to build the business here at Lorenzo’s and broaden the horizon,” he said. “But you have to build a tight ship to keep people coming back. That’s what we’re going to do.” Lorenzo’s Bistro and Bakery is located at 972 S. Hebron Ave., behind Schnuck’s on Washington and Green River. Phone: (812) 475-9477 Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Catering, private parties, and banquet rooms all available. – Aimee Blume Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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AMISH

Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 (Wasington) Hwy. 57 S. 812-254-8966 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/ Buffet-style menu

BARBECUE

American Pit Bosses BBQ 1113 Riverside Dr. 425-5908 Under $10/No Reservations/ Catering Available/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Corky’s Ribs & Barbecue Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/FullBar/ Credit Cards/Carry-Out 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/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/AMEX 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

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Nisbet Inn (Haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted Ralph’s Hickory Pit (Henderson, KY) 739 N. Green Street 270-826-5656 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Southern Ride BBQ (New Harmony, IN) 1023 B Church St. 812-682-4227 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA/ Online ordering available – www.thebarbqshack.com powered by Click4AMeal Thomason’s (Henderson, KY) 701 Atkinson St. 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal


CASUAL THEME

Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 $10-$15/Upscale casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/No Credit Cards/No Alcohol Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Under $10/Casual/ VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – www.majormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. 812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/Full Bar

O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ Full Bar Oakhouse Restaurant & Grill 520 W. Main St. 812-897-4724 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/MC/VISA/DSCVR Patio Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) 104 N. Water St. 270-831-9955 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ VISA/MC/Full Bar Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Riverview by Firefly (Inside Old National Bank Building) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol Served/ All Major Credit Cards Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards

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Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Reservations/ No Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Trophy Club Lounge & Dining Room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

CHINESE

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC, VISA China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA/MC/DSCVR China Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Credit Cards Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (Newburgh, IN) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/DSCVR Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-88881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC


MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol

Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

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 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 Credit Cards Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES

Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Under $10/Casual/Visa/ MC/No Alcohol Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC

Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (Newburgh, IN) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Grand Traverse Pie Company 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards 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 Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

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

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Schlotzsky’s Deli 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 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal Riverview by Firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards 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 Windmill Donuts & Pizza 3030 N. Green River Rd. 437-6444 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA

FAMILY/ HOMESTYLE

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal


Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 (Wasington, IN) Hwy. 57 S. 812-254-8966 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC 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 Reservations/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 Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR 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 Denny’s Restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Diner 41 4301 Hwy. 41 North 424-2881 Under $10/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Ellis Park-Clubhouse (Henderson, KY) Hwy. 41 North 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The Feed Mill (Poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Under $10/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ No Checks/VISA/MC

Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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

Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Gemeca Inn (Ft. Branch, IN) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/ VISA/MC/AMEX

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Golden Corral (West) 5301 Pearl Dr. 423-4930 (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/Check/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

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

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 Credit Cards

The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol

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

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

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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 Credit Cards

Knotty Pine Cafe 500 N. Main St. 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Cash Only/No Alcohol

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FOOD

Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards 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. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/ No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu


Taste of Perfection (Newburgh, IN) 838 State St. 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/Checks/Cash Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ No Alcohol

The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 Over $25/Reservations Only/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Specialty Bar

West Siders Restaurant 4220 Broadway Ave. 423-5844 Under $10/Casual/Cash Only/ No Alcohol

Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

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

FINE DINING

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal 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 The Edgewater Grille (Newburgh, IN) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Red Geranium (New Harmony, IN) 504 N. St. 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC/AMEX The Trophy Club (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

GERMAN

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

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

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INDIAN

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

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 Charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR 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 St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

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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 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111 800 N. Green River Rd. (Inside Eastland Mall) 475-9333 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

JAPANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards 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

Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine Serviced /All Major Credit Cards

FOOD Restaurant Guide

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 (East) 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 (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 (Newburgh, IN) 10640 Newburgh Rd. 812-490-9936 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.cancunhenderson.com - powered by Click4AMeal El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine El Maguey (Boonville, IN) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Full Bar/ Credit Cards


Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/ MC/AMEX Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC

Tequila’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant (Newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Visa, MC/ Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com powered by Click4AMeal Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/ No Credit Cards Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Firedome Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2046 Hwy. 41 N. 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC

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celeBratinG 70 Years oF commUnitY service

Greeks Pizza 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards

t. John’s Catholic Church and School opened in 1942 with a mission to serve people from any and all geographic areas and was one of the first Catholic churches in Evansville to serve a primarily African-American congregation. Upon accepting her appointment in 1996, Sister Jane Nesmith arrived in Evansville, only to discover that she did not have funds to hire a staff, pay expenses or implement the outreach programs she envisioned. However, Sister Jane possesses inspiring Faith, profound dedication and admirable perseverance. With God’s provision, she secured a grant from St. Mary’s Hospital while exploring ways to utilize the old school building as a new educational site. In 1997, the old school building was officially designated the Neighborhood Educational Enrichment Development Site (NEEDS) It now provides numerous outreach services for low/moderate income families within the Tri-State community, including: • Free weekend childcare • Soul Empowerment Fitness & Nutrition-preventative healthcare, to help reduce the risk of developing disabilities and diseases [NOTE: If “Soul Empowerment Fitness & Nutrition-preventative healthcare” is the full and formal name of the program, then each word should be capitalized.] • Low-income housing options • Food for the Hungry – a Sunday soup kitchen, open every week, year-round 70 years in the making, St. John’s 70th Anniversary Celebration will feature guest speakers Ron Glass and Joe Dulin: As a child, Ron Glass, acclaimed actor and Evansville native, attended St. John Elementary School. He holds a B.A. in drama and a B.A. in literature from the U of E. Glass is best known for his portrayal as Detective Ron Harris in the popular 1970’s sitcom Barney Miller. “I am very, very excited about the opportunity to see so many old friends. It has been more than 30 years since I began my early journey in Evansville and I am really looking forward to this celebration,” Glass told News 4U. Joe Dulin, educator/retired principal, also attended St. John Elementary School. He converted to Catholicism while in the 8th grade and later graduated from Mater Dei in 1950. He received a B.S. in physical education and history from St. Joseph’s College and an M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Indiana State University. He also founded the NAAPID (National African-American Parent Involvement Day) and served as special advisor to presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000. Event Details: August 7, 2011 at Clarion Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn) 4101 US 41, Evansville, IN Meet & Greet - 6:00 p.m. - Program/Dinner - 7:00 p.m. Dance - 8:00 p.m., featuring live music by the All Put Together Band. Registration - $40 per person/$300 for table of eight Contact - 812-424-9261 All proceeds benefit St. John the Apostle Church. – Tammie Tuley

Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC

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Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/Beer/VISA/MC Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/MC Noble Roman’s Pizza (East) 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 (West) 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.nobleromansevansville.com - powered by Click4AMeal

FOOD Restaurant Guide

Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/Checks/ MC/VISA Pizza Chef (Newburgh, IN) 4938 SR 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ 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 (North) 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060 (Newburgh, IN) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/ Beer available/Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal The Pizza Stop 1200 W. Columbia St. 402-5711 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

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

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

Papa John’s Pizza (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

Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC


Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol Samuel’s Place (New Harmony, IN) 518 Main. St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (Newburgh, IN) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar - In house Brewery/ All Major Credit Cards Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

PRIVATE DINING

C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/All Major Credit Cards 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

Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/ All MajorCredit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC

The Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Fast Eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC

Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary/ All Major Credit Cards

Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/ No Credit Cards Truffles Eatery & Catering (Newburgh, IN) 4833 State Rd. 490-6070 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

PUBS

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

Ginny’s Place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 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 Jazzy Grooves 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. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

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Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Cash Only The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson, KY) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Tiki Time Bar & Grill 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

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 Shopping Center) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Tin Fish (Newburgh, IN) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

SPANISH

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


STEAKHOUSES

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 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/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/ Full Bar Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC/DSCVR 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 Major Credit Cards

TAVERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Brett & Rhonda’s Place (Chandler, IN) 763 W. Lincoln 812-588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA/MC Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Cricket’s (Newburgh, IN) 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Corner Pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/Full Bar Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted 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 Credit Cards Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Ford’s Bar 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only

Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lyle & Bills Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC/VISA, DSCVR Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/ Full Bar She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. 423-0814 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Cash Only/Full Bar Gloria’s Corral Club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/Full Bar Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted The Knob Hill Tavern (Newburgh, IN) 1016 Hwy. 662 West 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards

St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Cash Only/Full Bar T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only Yellow Tavern (New Harmony, IN) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit & Debit Not Accepted

THAI

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

VIETNAMESE

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

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

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Discover EvansvilleDining.com

id you know that Evansville has a website that celebrates everything about local dining and food? EvansvilleDining.com proves to be a useful tool for your computer or web-enabled phone if you are on the go. Not only does it offer you a page-by-page view of this year’s What’s Cookin’!, but it also allows you to search through articles about national and local food celebrities as well as allows you to browse a restaurant guide, menu guide, articles and features, and even recipes from local chefs! Let’s take a closer look at each tab, starting with the restaurant tab. Here we are taken to an interactive alphabetical listing of all the restaurants in Evansville. Each entry includes type of food, phone number, address, and if applicable a link to their menu, website, and online ordering site. Yet, it doesn’t stop there. You are even given the choice to search by name, city, cuisine type, menu, and online ordering availability. It is the online ordering feature that is truly helpful. There is no other site on the web with a complete listing of all the local establishments that offers the choice to order online. Moreover, did you know there are over 40 restaurants that allow you to order your dinner online with just a few simple clicks of a mouse? Not only can you decide on an establishment for dinner, but you can browse a menu, decide on a meal, and order it within minutes.

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The menus tab condenses the restaurant tab into those eateries that have their menu online yet still keeps the capabilities of narrowing down your search. Better yet, this tab also gives you printable menus. Fifty-six local menus (and growing!) span this section of the website. Want to try something new, but want to know what they offer? Just head over to the menus tab and find something new, interesting, and delicious! What if you want to read interviews with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, find out about Food Network star Guy Fieri, or need to look up good cooking tips? It’s all online! The articles tab includes the aforementioned features as well as many more diverse topics and interviews. Check out which beer or wine pairs best with different types of cuisine, or learn more about local eateries.


Finally, the recipes tab could prove to be the most fun. Here you’re given recipes for you to try at home. Take it a step further and narrow down your recipe search. Looking for a new cocktail or appetizer to spice up your next dinner party? Dying to know how Kanpai makes their Seared Ahi Tuna? EvansvilleDining.com has the insider knowledge and how-to right from the chefs! So next time you’re hungry, head over to EvansvilleDining.com for the most complete listing of what Evansville has to offer. From menus, to types of cuisines, to recipes, you can easily find it all at EvansvilleDining.com! – Alison Sigman Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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Xingu Black Beer (Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Todd Zachritz – 3.0

This exotic and curious import pours black, as promised, with a decent tan head of foam. Superb lace, as well. The nose brings on malty aromas -- mostly a caramel sweetness. The taste is also quite sweet on the palate, with a slight roasted, but never to the point of a stout or porter. I get a hint of skunkiness, too, but maybe that’s just me, wondering how fresh a beer from Brazil could be after being shipped to America, stored in a warehouse, and then shipped to Indiana. Anyway, lack of freshness aside, this one’s a decent brew.

Alison Sigman – 4.0

Keeps to its name and pours a dark, almost black shade with a caramel head. It almost looks like Coca Cola, without being so heavily carbonated. I am surprised that it doesn’t carry the heavy flavor that I would expect to find for such a dark drink. It has a smooth, drinkable quality with dark chocolate and coffee notes, as well as light hops and malts.

Margaritaville Spiked Lemonade (Baldwinsville, NY)

with the crisp taste of lemons. But like all the others, it had an odd twang to it which I didn’t care for.

Alison Sigman – 4.0

Not really what I would call a beer; it pours more like tonic water than beer. The taste is 100% lemon. Definitely a good choice for a long hot day in early August. To the unassuming tongue, there seems to be little to no alcohol, but this drink sneaks up on you. Probably the way Jimmy Buffet envisioned it.

Schlafly - BavarianStyle Weissbier (St. Louis, MO)

Todd Zachritz – 0.0

Jabez Martinez – 4.0

This is a dark brown, almost black beer. I could taste some coffee and chocolate but it also has a soda flavor to it, which I found a little odd. For a darker beer it was very crisp and pretty light. It is imported from Brazil, and I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I’ve had a beer from Brazil. Overall a good beer, which I plan to drink more of.

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A curiosity among this month’s beers, this “malt beverage” looks like a tasty Summertime lemonade, but smells of lemon furniture polish. The “flavor” (and I use that term loosely here) is that of floor wax, laced with a dash of Lysol disinfectant. Absolutely despicable, this “drink” prompted a quick drain pour. Run, don’t walk, from this chemicallyimbalanced beverage.

Jabez Martinez – 3.0

I am not a fan of the spiked lemonade and this one tasted like all the others. A white, cloudy drink

Todd Zachritz – 4.0

Ah, this one’s a faithful American interpretation of a classic German wheat beer, and a tasty one it is. Pours a cloudy yellow, with a thick head of white foam and limited lace. I get aromas of spice and wheat malts. Zesty and appealing! More spices in the flavor profile, with hints of clove, bubblegum, and orange peel. As mentioned before, this one’s as German as can be, while not being German. Anything from Schlafly is a good choice, and this is no exception.


Jabez Martinez – 4.5

I will say it again, I love Schlafly and this is my new favorite beer. I am a big unfiltered wheat fan and this is the one to buy. The beer has a nice cloudy golden color with the scent of cloves, bananas and malts. The sweet bready flavor hits you first and the other flavors blend in. The beer is worth every penny.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA (Seattle, WA)

Jabez Martinez – 3.5

This is a dark golden beer with decent carbonation. I am not much of an IPA fan but this beer was on the lighter side of IPA’s. It had a nice dry hops flavor and had some citrus flavor with some piney hops thrown in. A very drinkable IPA.

Alison Sigman – 5.0

I had the pleasure of tasting this at the Schlafly brewery in St. Louis. Very much what a German wheat beer should be. It is bubbly, light, creamy, and smooth. The smell is on point with the taste, as citrus, light cloves and malty flavors waft from the bottle and slip down the throat. Best enjoyed from the bottle, after a long day of work,on a hot day in late summer.

oriented, with a faint hint of pine and a tiny bitterness in the finish. A solid and session- worthy IPA.

Alison Sigman – 3.0

Todd Zachritz – 3.5

This clean yellow/amber IPA with an attractive white bubbly head and sparse lace seems to improve every year. The nose is nice and citrus hoppy. Feels fresh, and I know it is since the bottle design is new and distinctive. Tastes bold and citrus-

This beer poured a perfect golden color with a creamy white head lying frothy on the top. Like with many other IPAs, the taste bursts once it hits the tongue. A hoppy beer, it still goes down smooth. Citrus notes emerge with each drink, sparking a crisp bite.

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Walter mccartY visits evansville

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alter McCarty made his name as both a player and a coach in the NBA, but his upcoming performance at the Victory Theatre on August 27th will showcase a completely different set of skills—his R&B singing. On the court, McCarty was known for his flexibility, playing four different positions. The Evansville native made his mark on and off the court with teams like the Suns, the Clippers, the Knicks and the Pacers, but since 2003 has been working on a music career as well. After his first release, Moment for Love, McCarty took several years to work as an assistant coach and to hone his craft. He is currently touring with his sophomore record, the self-produced Emotionally. Though he’s still new in the R&B world, some of the community’s most lauded producers and songwriters are working with him; his resume boasts performances with groups like Destiny’s Child and Jagged Edge, a co-writing credit with Tyrese, and work with production team The Underdogs. Known for writing both thoughtful and sensual songs, McCarty has said he feels like there’s something in his music for everyone. “I truly believe this music is pleasing to everyone who listens, no matter what genre music you might like. Emotionally is a feel-good record that’s appealing, all-together mature and sexy,” says McCarty. Though most of the music is original, McCarty also tends towards the familiar on his new release, including a soul-drenched version of the Bee Gee’s standard “How Deep Is Your Love.” Given that he’s already known for his live harmonies and that this is a hometown show, the performance should be a mustsee for R&B and dance music fans. Tickets are already on sale and are priced from $22.00 to $42.00, and are available at the Centre Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. – Katie Darby Mullins

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7:00 PM Cheeseburger in Paradise -Dave & John Club Royale -- Bike Night Lamasco Bar -- Bikes & Blues with the Library Trio 7:30 PM Roberts Stadium -Bob Dylan & His Band with Leon Russell

MONDAY, AUGUST 1 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole Tournament 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Open Mic Night with Jay Johnson

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Andrea Reed Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Night with DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Smith & Ryan Romines Fast Eddy’s -Bike Night with John Hussman


7:00 PM Club Royale -Hump Day Acoustic Jams with Andrea and Guest Lamasco Bar -- Ladies Who Drink & Swear Night 7:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -Troy Miller 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Open Mic Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -- Dave Flick 10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (St. Joe) -Beer Tasting 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Bike Night with John Hussman Germania Mannerchor -- Volksfest Opening Ceremonies Ri Ra Irish Pub -Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Survivor Karaoke Competition Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton on Piano

8:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke, Dance and Game Night with BK Lanhucks -- Open Mic Night Ri Ra Irish Pub -Casey Williams 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Thong Thursdays with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 11:00 AM Germania Mannerchor -Volksfest Opens 5:00 PM Germania Mannerchor -Volksfest Music Begins 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 6:00 PM Club Royale -- Party on the Patio with Keith Vincent Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- Bike Night with Slick Willy The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tournament

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soUthern indiana WinerY, BreWerY & sPirits Festival

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ince 1974, SWIRCA & More has served the Tri-State area, caring for the elderly, as well as persons of any age with a disability. While the state and federal governments help with funding, this amount is not enough to care for all individuals in need. Each year, SWIRCA & More hosts its annual Southern Indiana Winery, Brewery & Spirits Festival. The fundraiser supports the organization’s programs and services; now in its eighth year, it surpasses those festivals like it. What sets this festival apart is its inclusion of spirits. Bourbons featuring Old Pogue, Four Roses, Heartland, distillers and Tipton Spirits, as well as margaritas, will add a tropical air to the festivities. Over 100 brews, microbrews and craft-brewed beers will be available from over 30 breweries from eight states, including Colorado, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and California. There will also be over 100 wines from 10 award-winning local and national wineries. Local cover band “Better Than Nothin” will provide sound stylings of the best Top 40 music. And don’t forget culinary selections from local restaurants and caterers. This will be available at a minimal cost, and all proceeds benefit SWIRCA & More. At the end of the evening, taxi rides will be available for those in need, with compliments of Woods and Woods. So come to SWIRCA & More, located at 16 West Virginia St. on August 27 for an evening of great drinks, great food, and great entertainment. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 for presale tickets and $35 at the door. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. Tickets can be purchased at area Old Nation Bank locations, Turoni’s, the Southwest Chamber of Commerce, local Schnucks grocery stores, as well as the SWIRCA & More office. To purchase tickets, or to learn more, you can reach SWIRCA & More by calling (800) 253-2188 or (812) 464-7800. – Alison Sigman

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8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ronnie McDowell Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Skelton’s Montourage Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Gloria’s Corral Club -Hoosier Daddy River City Recreation -Legends Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -- The Jimmies 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Ronnie McDowell Fox & Hound English Pub -Lindsey Williams KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night with Pieces of the Day Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Farewell Show! Chet & The Molesters 10:30 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz with Hot96 and Guest DJ Claire Lanhucks -- TBA Ri Ra Irish Pub -Justin & Cory Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Todd 11:30 PM Someplace Else – Turnabout 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz Contest with Hot96

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 (Evansville Museum of Arts, Science & History Laser Light Shows begins August 6 and goes through August 21. See Page 73 for a full listing of shows.) 6:00 AM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -- “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser - Yard Sale 10:00 AM Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds -- Viking Assault 5K Obstacle Run 11:00 AM Germania Mannerchor -Volksfest Opens 2:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Nick Gregory 3:00 PM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -- “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser - Cornhole Tourney 5:00 PM Germania Mannerchor -Volksfest Music Begins 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 6:00 PM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -- “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser - Live Music with Curt ‘n Rod Club Royale -- Party on the Patio with Live Music


GET KNOCKED DOWN AND GET UP AGAIN

Test your stamina in the Viking Assault 5K obstacle run at Vanderburgh County 4H Fairgrounds August 6. Not into running? Come for the food, fun and live music! Get more info at VikingAssault.com. 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo 7:00 PM The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tournament 7:30 PM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -- “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser - Live Music with The Boatmonkeys 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Ronnie McDowell Harbor Bay-North -- Karaoke

8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -Adam Blythe 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Calabash Doc’s Nightclub -- Apt. F Gloria’s Corral Club -Hip Hop Dance Music Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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9:30 PM Club Royale -The Jimmies KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Pieces of the Day 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ronnie McDowell Fast Eddy’s -Gonzo’s Toybox Lamasco Bar -The Cold Stares Lanhucks -- Punk Rwark Night (3 bands) O’Brians Sports Bar -Farewell Show! Chet & The Molesters 10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Paris Starz and Chelsey Nicole Stephens 12:00 AM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -- “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser - Live Music with Quin

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Karaoke with Stefne Wene Doc’s Nightclub -- Velair 8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Big Stage Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

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KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Server Appreciation Night - Unique Soundz Entertainment Karaoke with Travis 8:30 PM Lanhucks -- Iron Monkee 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Conference Center) -- Tony Valentine’s Girls Night Out (Formerly The Chipendales) Someplace Else -- Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Open Mic Night with Jay Johnson Lamasco Bar -- Chris Beard


WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

BRIDE’S NAME: Danielle Bonger

TAKING A FINAL BOW

Occupation: Student at Purdue

Chet and the Molesters perform their farewell show for their Evansville faithful at O’Brian’s Sports Bar August 5 & 6. Go out and show’em you care.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cheeseburger in Paradise -Suntage Road Club Royale -Bike Night Lamasco Bar -Bikes & Blues with the Library Trio 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins Ri Ra Irish Pub -Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost

10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -- Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Night with DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Smith & Ryan Romines Fast Eddy’s -Bike Night with John Hussman

GROOM’S NAME: Matthew Hamilton Occupation: Student at Purdue

DESCRIBE THE PROPOSAL:

7:00 PM Club Royale -Hump Day Acoustic Jams with Andrea and Guest Lamasco Bar -Ladies Who Drink & Swear Night 7:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Troy Miller 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ryan Rigdon Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers

On Danielle’s 21st birthday, Matt put his proposal plan into action. Matt informed Danielle they were going on an Easter egg hunt for her birthday present. This didn’t seem strange because Matt always has games for Danielle to play before actually getting to open her presents. After they walked across the Lafayette Bridge toward the restaurant, Matt walked Danielle down a flight of stairs by the old train station. He then said there was no present hidden for her to find and instead asked for her hand in marriage, stating that it was the perfect time because it would make her 21st birthday just as special and memorable as his was. (They met on Matt’s 21st birthday.) After a lot of hugs and kisses, they walked to Red Seven where they had planned on having dinner. Danielle was surprised by congratulations from her parents and Matt’s parents, which brought on the inevitable waterworks (all being captured on film by Matt’s dad). They then celebrated the engagement and Danielle’s birthday with their parents and friends at a local bar.

WEDDING DATE: June 16, 2012

Location of Wedding: Evansville, IN

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chase aWaY cancer

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hase Eaden is a normal, vibrant two-year-old who, after suffering dizzy spells in May of 2011, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor that mostly affects children. Chase is now enduring extreme bouts of nausea and headaches, as well as constant dizzy spells. His prognosis for a cancer-free recovery is 25% after he completes six months of intense chemotherapy. He is too young for radiation. Studies have shown that children under the age of five who receive radiation treatment experience extreme I.Q./brain function deterioration. Currently, Chase is seeking treatment at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Chase is in cycle 3 of a six-cycle chemotherapy program. The last cycle, cycle 6, is referred to as rhe “Big Gun Cycle.” This is where the doctors throw everything they have at the cancer in one “push” to put it into remission. During this time, Chase is likely to endure isolation, only having contact with his mom for one hour a day. This is projected to begin around Christmas. After Chase goes into remission, it is his mother Kimberly Eaden’s hope that a hospital will accept Chase into a study program. Insurance does not cover any of these costs.

How Can You Donate to Chase?

“Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser Boston’s Gourmet Pizza – Saturday, August 6, 2011 (See page 27) Old National Bank, Chase Eaden Fund Immediate funds raised will go toward purchasing a good, dependable vehicle for the family to use, because theirs broke down just weeks before Chase’s diagnosis. Currently, they are dependent on family and friends to drive them four hours each way. Other money received will be placed in reserve to fund the trial research. Kimberly and Chase Eaden, along with Chase’s big brother, Cameron DeVoy, want to express their extreme gratitude for the community’s outpouring of financial, emotional, and physical support. Words aren’t big enough to express the emotion that goes into a struggle such as this. They are preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best. Learn more about Chase at: facebook.com/ChaseEaden

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Brock Stahl Acoustic 10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (St. Joe) -- Beer Tasting 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Bike Night with John Hussman Ri Ra Irish Pub -Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Competition Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton on Piano 8:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke, Dance and Game Night with BK Lanhucks -Open Mic Night Ri Ra Irish Pub -Nick Smith 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark

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12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Thong Thursdays with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Club Royale -Party on the Patio with Keith Vincent Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Bike Night with Heath Eric and Molly G The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Broadband Harbor Bay-North -- Karaoke 8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -John Hussman 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -DC and the 819 Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke with BK Gloria’s Corral Club -Hoosier Daddy River City Recreation -Legends Karaoke


PARTYING ON THE PATIO

Enjoy the mellow sounds of Keith Vincent on the patio of Club Royale August 5, 12, and 19. Keith tunes up at 6 p.m., weather permitting. 9:30 PM Club Royale -Pieces of the Day

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Dimitri Foxx

6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo

10:00 PM Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night with Bad Medicine

12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Hot in Healz Contest

7:00 PM The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tournament

1:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Broadband

8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Broadband Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke

Lamasco Bar -Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Fast Eddy’s -Hot in Healz with Hot96 and Guest DJ Claire Lanhucks -- Apt. F Ri Ra Irish Pub -Casey Williams Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Todd

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 2:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Nick Gregory 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Club Royale -Party on the Patio with Jay Johnson

8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Curtis Brown 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Hog Maw Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Doc’s Nightclub -Andrea Wirth & the Dirty Fun Havers Gloria’s Corral Club -Hip Hop Dance Music 9:30 PM Club Royale -Pieces of the Day KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bad Medicine 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Lt. Dan’s New Legs Lamasco Bar -- Calabash O’Brians Sports Bar -Lindsey Williams 10:30 PM Lanhucks -- Prowler Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Trio Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Nick Smith 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Silver Monroe and Tabetha Stevens 1:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Broadband

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Karaoke with Stefne Wene Doc’s Nightclub -Velair 8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Big Stage Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

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KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Unique Soundz Entertainment Karaoke with Travis 8:30 PM Lanhucks -Iron Monkee 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, AUGUST 15 5:00 PM Boston’s Gourmet Pizza -Yappy Hour O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole Tournament 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Open Mic Night with Jay Johnson


TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cheeseburger in Paradise -The Jimmies Club Royale -Bike Night Lamasco Bar -Bikes & Blues with the Library Trio 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Sweetness with DK Wells Ri Ra Irish Pub -Pub Trivia

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -- Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Night with DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Smith & Ryan Romines Fast Eddy’s -- Bike Night with John Hussman

8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers

7:00 PM Club Royale -- Hump Day Acoustic Jams with Andrea and Guest Lamasco Bar -- Ladies Who Drink & Swear Night 7:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Troy Miller 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- El Mocambo Trio (Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute) Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (St. Joe) -- Beer Tasting

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Bike Night with John Hussman Ri Ra Irish Pub -Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Survivor Karaoke Competition Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano 8:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke, Dance and Game Night with BK Lamasco Bar -SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: Heypenny, Tommy and The High Pilot Lanhucks -- Open Mic Night Ri Ra Irish Pub -- David Huffman 10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Thong Thursdays with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Blind Dog 6:00 PM Club Royale -- Party on the Patio with Keith Vincent Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Bike Night with No Way The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Naptown Boogie Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke

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8:15 PM Mesker Amphitheatre -- Movies at Mesker: Title TBA

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Library Trio Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Gloria’s Corral Club -Hoosier Daddy River City Recreation -Legends Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly 10:00 PM Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night with Rachel and The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz with Hot96 and Guest DJ Claire Lanhucks -- TBA Ri Ra Irish Pub -Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Todd 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Cece Davenport 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz Contest with Hot96

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1:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Naptown Boogie

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 2:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Nick Gregory 4:00 PM Winetree (East) -- Craft Beer Tasting 5:30 PM Cancun Mexican Restaurant -- Mariachi Band Tin Fish -- Live Music 6:00 PM Club Royale -- Party on the Patio with Live Music 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo 7:00 PM The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Naptown Boogie Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke 8:15 PM Mesker Amphitheatre -Movies at Mesker: Title TBA


John Hussman Trio Gloria’s Corral Club -Hip Hop Dance Music 9:30 PM Club Royale -McFly KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Rachel & The Jimmies 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Gonzo’s Toybox Lamasco Bar -Top Dead Center O’Brians Sports Bar -- Back to School Bash with Diversion/Sexy School Girl Contest

WALK-N-ROLL FOR A CAUSE!

The 3rd Annual “Walk-N-Roll” for CJ’s bus is Saturday, August 20 at Angel Mounds featuring a 2 mile and 5K walk/run. Proceeds will help fund CJ’s Bus, which travels to disaster-stricken areas loaded with games and toys to occupy children as parents deal with the aftermath of the disaster. 8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Adam Blythe

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Cannonhands with the Apprentice Doc’s Nightclub --

10:30 PM Lanhucks -Sister Brutal Ri Ra Irish Pub -Justin & Cory

Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Nick Smith 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Cece Davenport and Chelsey Nicole Stephens 1:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Naptown Boogie

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Karaoke with Stefne Wene Doc’s Nightclub -- Velair 8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Big Stage Karaoke with Shane Breedlove KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night - Unique Soundz Entertainment Karaoke with Travis 8:30 PM Lanhucks -Iron Monkee 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, AUGUST 22 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole Tournament 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -Open Mic Night with Jay Johnson

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cheeseburger in Paradise -The Jimmies Club Royale -Bike Night Lamasco Bar -Bikes & Blues with the Library Trio 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Judah Hebner Ri Ra Irish Pub -Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Night with DJ Magic Mark


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting

4:00 PM Liquor Locker (St. Joe) -Beer Tasting

5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Bike Night with John Hussman Ri Ra Irish Pub -Irish Session

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Smith & Ryan Romines Fast Eddy’s -Bike Night with John Hussman 7:00 PM Club Royale -Hump Day Acoustic Jams with Andrea and Guest Lamasco Bar -Ladies Who Drink & Swear Night 7:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -Troy Miller 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Chuck Grady Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Josh Roberts

7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Survivor Karaoke Competition Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton on Piano 8:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -Karaoke, Dance and Game Night with BK Lanhucks -- Open Mic Night Ri Ra Irish Pub -Casey Williams 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Thong Thursdays with DJ Jon B

10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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9:30 PM Club Royale -Akacia

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward 6:00 PM Club Royale -- Party on the Patio with Live Music Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Bike Night with Beasley The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Ellusion Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke 8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Casey Williams 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Pieces of the Day Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Gloria’s Corral Club -Hoosier Daddy River City Recreation -Legends Karaoke

10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ellusion Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bike Night with McFly Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke with DJ Magic Mark 10:30 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz with Hot96 and Guest DJ Claire Lanhucks -- Apt. F Ri Ra Irish Pub -Nick Smith Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Todd 12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Ellusion Fast Eddy’s -- Hot in Healz Contest with Hot96

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 11:00 AM The Centre -Your Spirtness Expos: Holistic and Psychic Expo

5:30 PM Tin Fish -Gary Ward 6:00 PM Club Royale -Party on the Patio with Live Music 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo 7:00 PM The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tournament 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ellusion Harbor Bay-North -Karaoke 8:30 PM OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Jay Johnson 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Smoke Rings Doc’s Nightclub -Namasté Gloria’s Corral Club -Hip Hop Dance Music 9:30 PM Club Royale -Akacia KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -McFly

2:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Nick Gregory Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ellusion Fast Eddy’s -Never Been Caught Lamasco Bar -- JEB O’Brians Sports Bar -El Mocambo Trio

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night - Unique Soundz Entertainment Karaoke with Travis

10:30 PM Lanhucks -- TBA Ri Ra Irish Pub -Deaf Megan

8:30 PM Lanhucks -- Iron Monkee

Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Nick Smith 12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ellusion

11:00 AM The Centre -Your Spirtness Expos: Holistic and Psychic Expo

7:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole Tournament

8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Big Stage Karaoke with Shane Breedlove

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MONDAY, AUGUST 29 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts

7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Karaoke with Stefne Wene Doc’s Nightclub -Velair

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

Entertainment

8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Open Mic Night with Jay Johnson

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em

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7:00 PM Cheeseburger in Paradise -- The Jimmies Club Royale -Bike Night Lamasco Bar -Bikes & Blues with the Library Trio 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Lacey Chaddock Ri Ra Irish Pub -Pub Trivia 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Night with DJ Magic Mark

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting 5:00 PM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Darts 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Smith & Ryan Romines Fast Eddy’s -- Bike Night with John Hussman


SOAK UP THE RAYS

with Sweet Baby Jay. Mr. Johnson is at OV Watersports Tiki Bar on August 27 at 8:30pm! 7:00 PM Club Royale -Hump Day Acoustic Jams with Andrea and Guest Lamasco Bar -Ladies Who Drink & Swear Night 7:30 PM Frontier Restaurant & Bar -Troy Miller 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Eric DeLong Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda

8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Nick Hamilton 10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke

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antasy football team owners know the importance of drafting well. The difference in winning cash and taking home the league championship trophy could come down to taking a chance on the “sleeper” early in the draft or by stunning (and perhaps making angry) your fellow owners by taking the first defense available in the fifth round. Never, in recent memory, has a draft been more important to your team’s success than this year. With the extended NFL lockout, no teams have been able to have Rookie Camps and it appears that summer training camps are greatly shortened. For some Mondaymorning-quarterbacks, this signals a possible downturn in the quality of football to be played this season. There are several ways that fantasy owners prepare for their drafts. Fantasy veterans may rely on past formulas to field their best roster and some fantasy rookies may spend hours upon hours pouring over stats, projections and analysis. Due to the NFL lockout and the possibility of losing preseason and perhaps even regular season games, getting the best value out of your draft picks is of the utmost importance. The first thing to evaluate is your league’s point structure. In most leagues, running backs are your best source of point income. Running backs can score by the number of rushing yards gained, touchdowns scored, receiving yards, and in some per-touch leagues, receive points for carries and receptions. More touches mean more opportunities for touchdowns. With this lockout-shortened off-season, as well as many NFL teams moving to two-back systems, drafting the high-profile running backs could make the difference for your team. Maximize the early round picks with running backs. Of course, other owners in your league will use this formula as well. Your next objective is to find the best quarterback possible. Quarterbacks will have the next best opportunity to produce touchdowns and yardage. However, be disciplined and don’t take unnecessary risks on rookie or unproven signal callers. There are very few elite wide receivers in the NFL. If you feel you can take a sure-fire receiver in the early rounds, snatch them up; especially, if your players receive points for receptions. Most owners will wait until the final rounds to take their kickers and team defenses. It’s usually best to be the first owner to take a defense/special team; however, with limited point-earning potential, picking the best possible back up for other positions can prove invaluable. – Joel Easton

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he man affectionately known by all as “Big Jon” is a big man with a huge heart, and one of the hardest working musicians I’ve ever known! Originally from Brownstown Indiana, Jon has had a lifelong love affair with music, which has taken him across the country and overseas to Italy, Turkey, Spain and Denmark. Even a partial list of people Jon has played music with would fill this page. But from playing with Marty Brown years ago, which led to gigs on The Grand Ole Opry stage, to Hee Haw, a couple of videos on CMT, to some of the many local bands like Blues for U, The Beat Daddys, The Shagadelics, The Amazing Soul Crackers, The Blues Co-op (with Boscoe France), and a regular gig with one of his best friends, Troy Miller, and Chris Cochram, Jon stays busy. He’s been at it for over 30 years and will be the first one in & the last one out of any gig he plays. Between playing with several local bands and projects, booking gigs, hauling musicians and gear to gigs all over the Tri-State area, the never ending cycle of loading in and out, and his session work, one wonders where he finds the time! Jon has studied his craft extensively, worked hard, and has become a beloved local musician who has made music his sole career. He is quick to credit his girlfriend, Peggy, for her support and “For just putting up with me!” Jon has been instrumental in and a fellow charter member of the brand new River Basin Blues Society, promoting and supporting our local Blues musicians. To truly get to know someone requires a peek into his soul. The following quote lets his soul shine and sums him up as a man: “It means more to me for people to see me as a decent human being than a great musician.” Q: Who have been your biggest musical influences? A: “My mom, Roberta Rochner, for the encouragement and support; Dick Parman, my high school band director, for the knowledge; and Glen Duncan, an incredible bluegrass fiddler and my first bass teacher. He taught me how to LISTEN. Everything is a musical influence if you listen. Music is a conversation. You have to listen as well as speak. The worst gigs are the ones where I can’t hear everyone on stage.” Q: Can you tell us one thing about yourself that most people wouldn’t know? A: “I cook a pretty mean ‘Ande Ki Kari’ (whole eggs in spicy tomato sauce).” Q: What advice would you have for kids interested in playing music? A: “Two words: Have fun! If there’s no joy in playing, then why do it? I’ve been ready to quit more times than I care to count, but when it comes right down to it, I can’t think of one thing I’d rather do for a living. If you’re talking about making it your

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profession there’s one more bit of advice: Don’t limit your musical scope. The music you hate today might be paying your bills tomorrow.” Q: What is your normal gear set up for a gig? A: “It changes periodically. My Jazz Bass or 5-string Yamaha, an amp, and a 4-10” cab (no tweeter). Secret weapons are my Bellari tube compressor and flatwound strings. Now I have to kill you...”

For more information about Big John, check www.amazingsoulcrackers.com – Mark McCoy: markmccoyphotography.com


cdreviews Grails “Deep Politics” album (Temporary Residence Limited)

4 stars Portland, Oregon’s Grails are a veteran instrumental outfit who specialize in spacious, moody psychedelic rock. “Deep Politics” is their sixth full-lengther, and it opens with “Future Primitive”-- a moody and textural guitar-scape that brings to mind a dusky Western expanse. It’s all very dramatic and cinematic, to be certain. The title track is piano-led chamber pop meets post-rock, full of mystery and tension. “Almost Grew My Hair” is a trippy and evolving psychedelic space monster, dynamically moving from David Gilmour-style rock solos to darker opium den haziness. This is some potent stuff, with the perfect balance of clarity and foggy abandon. Taken as a whole, “Deep Politics” takes the listener on a journey through foreign lands, natural landscapes, and mind-bending narcotic excursions, all safely and within a relatively concise 47 minutes. Superb work, and all worth exploring. – Todd Zachritz

Abigail Williams “In The Absence Of Light” album (Candlelight Records)

3 stars “In The Absence Of Light” is Abigail Williams’ second album, and though members continue to come and go, the band’s well-crafted symphonic black metal brings elements of classic metal to the (sacrificial) table. “Final Destiny Of The Gods” is a barn (or is it church?)-burner, and an amped-up standout, with a blurred attack of blast-beats and almost prog-rock melodics. “In Death Comes The Great Silence” is a doomy but melodic blur of black metal sorrow, as well. Solid album. – Todd Zachritz

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Unconventional Toddlers

he Toddlers are an unconventional band: they didn’t declare a lead instrument until they absolutely had to, and even now, they share lead duties—both drummer John Gibson and guitarist Eric Ridenour write and sing. Perhaps that’s what creates the even, balanced sound they achieve on their new record, Magic Faces. Drummer John Gibson says that the band has changed a lot over the years: “For a while, we used to have a violin player-- that used to be our lead instrument… so when the solo would come around, it would be a violin solo,” he says. “But Eric worked really hard and became a lead guitarist. Our keyboardist [Erin Gibson] also does solos, and sometimes they trade off.”

By oscillating between rhythmic lead guitar and sparkling keyboard solos, The Toddlers are able to create a pop atmosphere that heralds back to the “Mr. Tambourine”-era Byrds. The difference between The Toddlers and most bands that evoke that sound is the range of topics they write about. “We just want to write interesting songs and perform them the best we can,” says Gibson. Magic Faces includes songs called “Brad’s School of Martial Arts” (unsurprisingly about a school of martial arts) and “Lukewarm Kool-Aid.” In fact, upon listening, one gets the impression that The Toddlers don’t play any music that doesn’t engage them on more than one level. Some of Ridenour’s songs, like the ethereal “Katie King” and “Brother Cain” make such obscure references that he clarifies his subjects in the liners notes. The music itself is full and rich; Gibson said that, in the seven years since their last record, they’ve been working on and off on Magic Faces to ensure the arrangements would be innovative and memorable. Their new website, www.thetoddlers.com, has a link to buy the CD, and lists their upcoming shows, including one on Friday, September 2nd at Penny Lane. – Katie Darby Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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5stars USX “The Valley Path” CD (Neurot Recording)

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outh Carolina’s U.S. Christmas (here as USX) are at the height of their powers, it seems. Their last release, 2010’s “Run Thick In The Night”, was a masterpiece of spaced-out Americana-meets-post-rock.

And this follow-up EP/album is a monumental slab, as well. It’s a single 39-minute track that begins with a simple mantric riff. As the song progresses, listeners are treated to ambient landscapes, drifty space rock, Neil Young-style rockers, mighty, thunderous postmetal thump and mountain-jam stomp. Recurring melodic themes, and the moody violins of Meghan Mulhearn conspire to make this a singular audio journey. Sure, with the multiple personalities on display here, “The Valley Path” could have

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been divided into a number of index points, but the reasoning here stands...it’s all one trip. It has it’s highs and lows, it’s ups and downs, but it’s all here, concluding with a nighttime grasshopper/locust serenade. Absolutely a monster of an album. Highest marks - “The Valley Path” is an experience not to be missed. – Todd Zachritz


Conny Ochs “Raw Love Songs” CD (Exile On Mainstream Records)

3 stars

Debut solo release from a German singer/songwriter who recently toured and collaborated with doom/stoner metal legend Wino, “Raw Love Songs” is a rich and sonorous collection of just what the title implies. “Stampede, Stampede” is a lovely acapella opener, leading into the moving “Lily Of The Valley”, which channels Jeff Buckley. “Angels And Demons” reminds of both Buckley and Nick Cave, being full of tortured dark and raw emotion. “Good House” could almost be H.I.M. minus the glitter. The almost-blues of “Waiting For The Monster” are also effective. “Raw Love Songs” is quintessentially a dark acoustic folk album, and a good one at that. – Todd Zachritz

Dwarves “Born Again” CD (Greedy/MVD Audio)

4 stars

The classic gutter-shock punk band is finally back, with their first new album since 2004. Including longtime members Blag Dahlia and Hewhocannotbenamed, among a cast of, well, many, it’s an energetic, trashy, and well-played selection of 18 sleaze-inspired rockers.

There are a plethora of great, catchy, and under-two-minute pop-punk songs here. In fact, there are 18 songs of them, all well-written and concise. Selfreverential? Sure. Indulgent? Not really. Dwarves’ strengths are their ability to write great songs while maintaining a real f-u attitude. The bonus DVD (included in some copies) is an extensive collection of live bootleg footage, promotional videos (both censored and uncut), and TV interviews. A worthy set from one of American punk’s most notorious acts. All hail the Dwarves! – Todd Zachritz

Post Mortem “Message From The Dead” CD (Taboo Productions)

3.5 stars

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“Ugly Animals” CD 11 songs in 13 minutes, and fronted by Justin Pearson (The Locust), you know what to expect here. Yes, it’s an earful of clotted punk/grindcore madness. You get screaming, nihilistic hardcore, abrasive post-punk, and more of the same. It’s feral, anarchic, and primitive. “Ugly Animals” is an exercise in catharsis, pure and simple. Enjoyable. (Ipecac Recordings)

Soil Of Ignorance / Wadge

Hailing from Boston, this classic and early death/gore/punk metal band returns anew with this 11-song release (plus bonus unlisted tracks). But as new as this material may be, vocalist and founder John McCarthy passed away during the recording, so several cuts are present with guest vocalists respectfully finishing up in his absence. Despite this discontinuity, the album works well as a whole. Tracks like “Human Pinata” slow it down to almost doom-metal levels.“Pray Before You Die” echoes this sentiment...a churning metallic riff with more than a nod to classic punk ala Black Flag. “Field Trip” rages with a thrash-punk tempo, like if Megadeth covered Minor Threat. This is oldschool crossover that just isn’t heard much anymore, and a shame that is, as “Message From The Dead” is a killer album. Post Mortem’s punk-metal was never too well-known, but their legacy lives on, and here’s to hoping this posthumous release garners them some well-deserved notoriety. – Todd Zachritz

“Split 7” This split 7” features a pair of underground Canadian metal/grind bands who can shred well, thank you very much. Soil Of Ignorance’s side is a series of bursting, gutteral grindcore blasts that remind me of classic, early Napalm Death. Wadge, on the other side, are more crusty speed/thrash metal. A lot of fun, for the 10 minutes you get. (Give Praise)

Burn Halo

“Up From The Ashes” CD Fronted by former 18 Visions songwriter James Hart, Burn Halo’s second album is a radio-friendly, squeaky-clean rock/metal album, readymade for FM play. I’m neither surprised or impressed by the same old vocals (thanks, Layne Staley, for the template) and recycled pop-metal rhythm section. This will find plenty of fans, but if you’re looking for adventure in music, there’s nothing you haven’t already heard elsewhere, and better. (Rawkhead Records, aka Warner Brothers) – Todd Zachritz

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allthatjazz Preview: A Caring Community Christmas

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Caring Community Christmas, Volume 2 will be on sale beginning September 17, 2011. This is the second year for this holiday music project, which is a fundraiser for United Caring Shelters. United Caring Shelters has provided assistance for the homeless and those in transition for over 20 years. This year’s sales of the holiday CD will begin at the 4th Annual Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival, which will be held on the Downtown Walkway and will be sponsored by the Evansville Philharmonic Guild. The 2011 edition of this holiday project will feature 14 of the Tri-State’s finest musical groups. This year also marks a slight departure from the jazz format that was prevalent in 2010. Along with the jazz acts that our area has come to love and appreciate are several bands that represent other genres. Here is a list of the songs and artists on this year’s CD: Carol of the Bells - Bob Green; Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Gina Moore; A Night Like This - John Michael O’Leary; Santa, Can’t You Buy Me A Man - Swan Dive; Silent Night - DC & the 819; God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen - Karen Ellerbrook; Glory HallelujahTo His Name - Carl Rodenberg; What Child Is This - Emily Baxter; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Barbara Santora & Jazzin’; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Bookie and the Boobs; Let It Snow! - After Hours Jazz Ensemble; It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Jeff Harmon Jazz; Winter Wonderland - J.R. & Danny Schembre; What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve - The Glore Trio. The 2011 edition is dedicated to the late Jerry Glore, a well-known player in the community for many years. In November, 2010, WUEV 91.5 FM had a fundraiser entitled Happy Holiday and All That Jazz. The Glore Trio was part of this event. Their live version of What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve brings the CD to an end with fitting sentiment. Jerry passed before a studio version was available, and it seemed appropriate to include the cut in this year’s project. A Caring Community Christmas, Vol. 2 will be available online at unitedcaringshelters.com after October 1st and will also be available at a host of generous stores and vendors throughout the Tri-State area. For more information, contact United Caring Shelters online or Paul Mattingly, the producer of A Caring Community Christmas, Vol. 2, at evillejazzman@gmail.com. – Paul Mattingly

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Tommy Stillwell Talks About The Amazing Soul Crackers’ New CD/DVD

ommy Stillwell has been performing for more than three decades and is heralded as one of the best guitarists to come out of the Midwest. Currently fronting The Amazing Soul Crackers with Jon Rochner and Jimmy Cummings, Mr. Stillwell sat down with me recently to discuss what’s next for “the Crackers” and the band’s new CD/DVD set Live At The Deerhead. Johnny Full-Time: What can you tell folks about what they will find on this set? Tommy Stillwell: It’s a pretty good representation of what it would be like to sit in the audience at the Deerhead on a Sunday night. That’s basically what we meant it for. A lot of people work on Monday and can’t make it. A lot of people are like, “This is great! Do you have anything for us to take back home?” They might be in town visiting. This idea sprung from that. There’s not a lot of original stuff on it, mostly cover stuff. But, it’s our arrangement of other tunes. It’s a good representation of us live when we do cover material. JFT: What’s next for The Amazing Soul Crackers? TS: We have an original CD project that we’re writing on right now that we hope to get in the studio later this summer and be running full-tilt by fall, to get something out in the winter. I’m pretty excited about it. It’s going to be original material that I’ve been writing the last couple of years. Also, some collaborations – a couple things with Jonas Cowan and a song that was written by me and Tim Cornelius. He was the guy that co-wrote “Rainin’ the Blues” on one of my earlier projects. One can pick up a copy of Live At The Deerhead at the Amazing Soul Crackers’ live gigs, including their weekly performance at the Deerhead, Sundays at 9:00pm. More information is available at www.AmazingSoulCrackers.com There’s much more to this conversation, including Tommy’s terrific inspiration behind Live At The Deerhead’s only original song, “Light In the Distance.” You can hear our complete conversation in the interview section of www.FullTimeBlues.com. – “Johnny Full-Time” Luttrell “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell is the Host/Executive Producer of “Full-Time Blues Radio,” which airs every Saturday at noon on 91.5 WUEV-FM. He also owns and runs www.FullTimeBlues.com. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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Algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 South Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 NS Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin Ø Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726

The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. (812) 402-4835

Ø Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

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

Ø Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. (812) 437-3377

Ø Area 51 5425 Oak Grove Rd. (812) 306-8830

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

Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555

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

Corner Bar 2668 Mount Vernon Ave. (812) 423-0933

Fast Eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 424-ROCK

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

Fox & Hound English Pub 5416 E. Indiana (812) 473-5721

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s Music Venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D (812) 421-6767 Brett & Rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Buck’s Tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 429-0055 Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. (812) 422-2800 Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616

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

Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

Ginny’s Place 1602 Covert Ave. (812) 477-0789

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

Gloria’s 3101 Kratzville Rd. (812) 423-0138

D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista (812) 401-6425 Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia (812) 425-2515 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown (812) 401-1201 Drunken Monkee (Formerly Woody’s West) 1301 Claremont (812) 468-9400

Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin (812) 423-0796 Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492 Harold Singles Dance Club 2816 N. Cullen (812) 477-1752 Hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 433-4100

Ø Icon Bar & Nightclub 111 S. Green River Rd., Suite F (812) 471-4872 Iron Horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918 The Jungle & Fat Cats Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall (812) 437-9920 Koodie Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin (812) 437-0171 Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia (812) 491-2222 Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444 Leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. (812) 464-8300 Little Cheers 329 Main St. (812) 423-9740

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

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Ø Main Gate Sports Bar 520 Main St. (812) 428-7776

NS RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 426-0000

Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. (812) 475-8780 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. (812) 401-4630 Old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. (812) 401-1400 Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade (812) 401-2125 The Peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. (812) 423-5171 Ø Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. (812) 421-8741 The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. (812) 425-4840 NS The Pub 1348 Division St. (812) 423-2121 Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. (812) 477-4088

Clubs & Pubs

Rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Ave. (812) 423-0872 Rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 The Rock Yard 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Safari Wine & Martini Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker (812) 491-6229 Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. (812) 423-6280 She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. (812) 423-0814 NS Show Me’s (West) 5525 Pearl Dr. (812) 402-7100 NS Show Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. (812) 401-7469 Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828

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Someplace Else 930 Main St. (812) 424-3202 Sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. (812) 422-0801 Tiki Time Bar 1801 Waterworks Rd. (812) 425-1912 Ø Tinfish 300 W. Jennings Newburgh, IN (812) 490-7000 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170


Bands Listings

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

CHRISTIAN ROCK/ GOSPEL Kerusso Euphrates Jones

COUNTRY/ SOUTHERN ROCK A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground Fields of Home

Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country 70 on Sunday Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

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

HEAVY METAL/ HARD ROCK Aegaeon Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Black Water Redemption Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Displacement Empty Lies the Tomb Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Life of Decay Cruicifuge Paradigum The Path Prowler

Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal Visceral Throne

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

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

ROCK ‘N ROLL (Stuff like ABBA to Zappa & Everything In Between) Actual Size Akacia American Pie

AMPutee APT F. Anger Wish Anywhere But Here Bad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley BNO Bobby Clark Band Bosko BSR Cadillac Whiskey Calling Corners Chowder Monkey The Cold Stares Damaged Goods Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Diversion dkWells Do Androids Dream? Dominos DownFall The Duke Boys Dyonosis El Mocambo Trio Ever Dweller Fifth Wheel Band Flashback Flat Stanley 4-Seamer Fuzzy Roxx Gentlemen & Scholars Gonzo’s Toybox Goodnight June Hair Bangers Ball Hard Sunday The Hiding Hollywood Gutter Rats Iron Monkee JEB Jimmi & The Lounge Lizzards Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Last Hour Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue

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

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

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THE ROCKY RHOADS

WHO: Alex Benefiel (Lead Guitar and Vocals); Fletcher Rhoads (Banjo and Vocals); Chandler Rhoads (Bass and Vocals); Cooper Rhoads (Mandolin and Vocals). ABOUT YOU: Fletcher, Chandler and Cooper Rhoads are 3 brothers from Washington, In. They are ages 14, 16, and 17. Alex Benefiel is from Petersburg, IN and is 19. They have been playing music together for about 2 years. In September 2010, they entered the Bluegrass Band Championship for the first time and won. They will be competing again this year on Labor Day in Princeton, IN to claim their second title. They perform many traditional bluegrass songs as well as gospel songs with a bluegrass feel. The Rocky Rhodes are 4 part harmony, multi-instrumental with a hard driving and uplifting beat! INFLUENCES: Dailey and Vincent, Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore, Third Time Out, Blue Moon Rising, Zac Brown Band and Tony Rice. SONGS/ALBUMS YOU COVER: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, Freeborn Man, Amazing Grace, Girl From West Virginia and Mary Anne. For more information on The Rocky Rhoads, look them up on Facebook. com. For booking information, contact (812) 486-6941 or email them at therockyrhoads@yahoo.com.

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arts&activities The Centre

(812) 435-5770 August 27 – 28: Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair tFor Your Spiritness – You might have gotten your bikini bod in shape this summer, but what about your psychic wellbeing? This gathering of alternative medicine experts and vendors will let you explore ways to strengthen your mind-body connection. Tickets are on sale at the door. One day admission is $8.00 or $12.00 for the weekend. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out their website, yourspiritness.com, for a coupon for $2.00 off.

Audubon Mills State Park (Henderson, KY)

(270) 957-0370 August 12 – 13: 26th Annual Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival – Thought to be one of the oldest continuous and FREE bluegrass festivals in the United States, the Folklife Festival hosts musicians from all over the world. Not only does this event host worldclass entertainment like The Grascals, but other events are on hand to keep festival-goers busy as well. Check out the Flippin’ & Flyin’ (Frisbee tournament) and Jammin’ & Jumpin’ (street pole vaulting) events. New this year is the Fox on the Run 5K. For a complete line-up of music and more information, log on to bluegrassintheparkfestival. com.

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Angel Mounds State Historic Site

(812) 853-3956 August 6: 7th Annual Bluegrass and Barbecue Concert – Food, fun and music at the Mounds all afternoon and into the evening! Pickin’ and BBQ will be plentiful, and additional beverages and food vendors will hawk their delicious wares. Coolers are allowed (although alcohol is not). Bring a seat and get ready for a family fun day! For more information, visit www. angelmounds.org. Beginning August 14: Photography Exhibit – This exhibit is brought to you by the Tri-State Art Guild and hosted by Angel Mounds. The show continues through mid-September. August 20: 3rd Annual “Walk-N-Roll” with CJ’s Bus – This 2 mile and 5K event seeks to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit CJ’s Bus, which sends buses to disaster-stricken areas with games and toys to occupy children while their parents deal with the aftermath. The course is half-trail and half-pavement. CJ’s Bus was founded by Kathryn Martin in honor of her 2-yearold son and other family members that died in the 2005 tornado. For more information, visit cjsbus.org. To register for this event, logon to gerwc.com.

Downtown Evansville

(812) 401-4243 Continuing through August: Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau Farmers’ Market –

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The Farmers’ Market will open at 8:00 a.m. every Friday in July and is located on the corner of Sycamore and 2nd streets in Downtown Evansville. It will feature fresh produce, herbs, crafts, baked goods and everything in between! For more information, call GAGE at 812-401-4243. August 5: Downtown Live! – Get a glimpse into Downtown’s food, music, shopping and loft tours. For more information, call GAGE at 812-401-4243.

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science (812) 425-2406 Through the month of August: Laser Light Show – Wildly successful last summer, the Laser Light Show makes its triumphant return to the Koch Planetarium this month. See page 73 for more information.

Germania Mannerchor

named kraut balls. Fabulous German bands such as the Schnapps Band from Cincinnati, and the Rhein Valley Brass & Ratskeller Band will be adding some oomph-oompah as well. Children can party too, at the Kid’s Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Take in the biergarten or dance the polka; once you enter, you’re German. See more at evansvillegermania.com. Note: after 2 p.m., you must be 21 years of age with valid I.D. to enter the festival. If you are under 25, please bring two I.Ds. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Historic New Harmony

(812) 682-4474 August 20: New Harmony Art Stroll & “Good Ole Summertime” Exhibit – Exhibit runs from August 12 through the beginning of September at the Hoosier Salon Art Gallery.

Lincoln Ampitheatre

(812) 422-1915

August 4 – 6: 50th Annual

Volksfest! – Celebrate the rich German traditions of Evansville in true Deutschland style! This event is one of the most well-known annual Evansville festivals. Enjoy authentic German cuisine, including their famous and wonderfully

800-264-4ABE August 19 – 27: Our American Cousin – This play is widely known as the last play Abraham Lincoln attended the night of his assassination on April 14, 1865. It is a comedy set in the 19th century and consists of 3 acts. Tickets range from $15 - $18 with group discounts available. Tickets available online at lincolnamphitheatre.org or call 1-800-264-4ABE.


New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

(812) 464-8600 Continuing through August 14: Curt Schmitt and John Spurgin – The everyday becomes art in the hands of local cabinetmaker Schmitt. Accompanied by paintings by Spurgin. Opening reception, 10 a.m.

New Harmony Theatre

(877) NHT-SHOW August 5 – 7: Avenue X – The New Harmony Theatre will close the season with Avenue X, a musical that takes you through the early days of doo-wop music by John Miller, with music and lyrics by Ray Leslee. Chronicling the Italian and African-American youth of 1960s Brooklyn, Avenue X exposes the early makings of the Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and others. This show is sure to impress young and old alike with its vibrant, evergreenev a capella tunes. Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

The Pagoda

(Evansville Visitor’s Center) (812) 412-9325 August 12 – 14: 6th The Tempest presented by Evansville Shakespeare Players – Showtimes are August 12 and 13 at 6:30 p.m. and August 14 at 4:30 p.m. Free to the public, but donations are accepted.

Reitz Home

(812) 426-1871 August 27: Reitz Home Mystery Event – Help solve a murder mystery laden with local celebrities! Then enjoy this historic jewel as you enjoy cocktails and dinner. More on this event, page 69.

Scales Lake (Boonville, IN)

(812) 426-6210 August 13: 6th Annual Spirit Mind Body Sprint Triathlon – The sprint distance is .5 mile swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run, and the Olympic distance is a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike and 10K run. The duathlon (new this year) is a 1K run, 15 mile bike ride and 5K run. The courses are very shady and scenic, with rolling hills and low traffic. For more information, visit evansvilleymcathiathlon.org.

Ivy Room at SWIRCA

(812) 464-7800 August 27: Suds, Wine and Spirits Fest – One of the only festivals of its kind in the entire country, SWIRCA plays host to local restaurants, as well as 100+ wines and 100+ microbrews/brews. Sample bourbons, whiskeys, spirits and margaritas as well! Live music by Better Than Nothin’, and Woods & Woods is providing cab rides home. Buy tickets for $30 in advance at Schnuck’s, Turoni’s or the Chamber of Commerce. Procrastinators and last-minute partygoers can purchase them at the door for $35. More information can be found at swirca.org.

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Washington Square Mall

(812) 428-8200 August 6 – 7: EVPL Friends’ Annual Book Sale – Come one and all bargain seekers, for the best deals around on books, DVDs and CDs! Thousands of items will be up for sale, most for just $1.00! All proceeds will benefit Library programs, as well as their Summer Reading Program. For more information, visit evpl.org.

YMCA

(812) 426-6210 August 6: YMCA 5K – The first of the 3-race YMCA circuit, this 3.1 mile race is a great warmup to the 6.2 mile in September and the 13.1 mile in October. The race starts at 7 a.m. and is sponsored by 5/3 Bank. Open to all runners and walkers. More information can be found at ymca.evansville.net as well as registration details. You can easily access the complete News 4U Arts & Etc. Guide on your smart phone! Download the mobile app at http://gettag.mobi and then scan this icon. It’s that easy!

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hat led to the murder of prominent Evansville citizen Ernest Tidrington, on a cold January day in 1930? It was the age of jazz, prohibition, and segregation. Mr. Tidrington was one of only two black attorneys in Evansville at the time. He was not allowed to sleep in a hotel or eat in a restaurant, but he was one of the most powerful men in the world of Evansville politics. rom 1924 until his murder on January 22, 1930, Mr. Tidrington was known as the Boss of Baptisttown, and ruled the area. A collector of graft and favors, he engineered the election of a Klan candidate for mayor in 1925. His murder was the only political assassination in Evansville’s history. The identity of his killer is known: a political enemy, Luther Bell. What remains a mystery to this day, however, is whether Luther Bell acted alone or whether there were forces at work to eliminate the powerful Tidrington for good. The Reitz Home Museum invites you to join them for their 19th Annual Murder Mystery on Saturday, August 27. Call the Reitz Home Museum at 426-1871 for reservations or more information. – Matt Rowe

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1701 N. Main St. Evansville, IN (812) 435-8686 evansvilleotters.com You can’t get more apple pie than summertime at Bosse Field with the Evansville Otters. Watch for details about the Otter Pup Gang Membership for kids, which provides free tickets, t-shirts, discounts and special invitations. Otters July Home Games August 9 – vs. Wild Things 6:35 p.m. August 10 – vs. Wild Things 6:35 p.m. August 11 – vs. Wild Things 6:35 p.m. August 12 – vs. Crushers 6:35 p.m. August 13 – vs. Crushers 6:35 p.m. August 14 – vs. Crushers 1:05 p.m. August 23 – vs. Freedom 6:35 p.m. August 24 – vs. Freedom 6:35 p.m. August 25 – vs. Freedom 6:35 p.m. August 30 – vs. CornBelters 6:35 p.m. August 31 – vs. CornBelters 6:35 p.m.

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library evpl.org

Branch Locations Central Library 200 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8200 East Branch 840 E. Chandler Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8231  Red Bank Branch 120 S. Red Bank Rd. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8205   McCollough Branch 5115 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8236 West Branch 2000 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8232 Oaklyn Branch 3001 Oaklyn Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8234 North Park Branch 960 Koehler Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8237

Teen Zone Saturdays Central Library Capture crazy images at this photography program. Teens, have you ever seen a laser light photo? At this Teen Zone Saturdays program for ages 12-17, you’ll learn how to manipulate light waves using lasers, black lights, strobe lights and more, and then capture the results with awesome photos. The fun starts at 1:30 pm in the Browning Events Room at Central Library. A camera will be provided or feel free to bring your own. For more details, call 428-8246.

Germania Maennerchor

916 N. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN • (812) 422-1915 Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 a.m. – Children’s Fair The Volksfest isn’t just for adults! Bring the kids down on Saturday for kid’s games and music. Enjoy authentic German food and special children’s entertainment.

The Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) 22 S.E. 5th St. Evansville, IN (812) 464-cMoe (2663) cmoekids.org

Regular museum hours are: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. Holiday exceptions may apply. Admission: 18 Months and Over – $7 each Members – FREE CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT (18 or older).

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Bosse Field

Story Stretchers – 10:30 a.m. – Every Thursday & Saturday A special story time, including a craft, song, game or special activity for ages 1-4 years.  Toddler Tuesday Tuesday, July 5 – 10:30 a.m. Toddlers from 2 to 3 years of age are welcome to join us as we explore items related to our collection. Free admission. Thursday, August 4 – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – St. Mary’s Free Family Fun Night St. Mary’s Hospital sponsors free admission on the first Thursday of each month, so mark your calendar for this great value!

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers 624 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN (812) 475-1054 • bn.com

Barnes & Noble offers a regular story time every Friday at 10 a.m. and every Saturday at 3 p.m. Every Friday – 10:00 a.m. – Laughs Galore! Storytime Crack a smile and enjoy a giggle at Laughs Galore! every Friday. Saturday, August 6 – 2:00 p.m. – Meet the Author of Candy White, Terry Modl Terry Modl, author of her book Candy White, will be on hand to sign copies. The book chronicles a young girl’s remarkable journey as she travels from home school to public school. Discover what happens after the young girl suffers from an untimely death. Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 p.m. – Meet Peter Rabbit! Peter Rabbit himself hops into B&N to meet all his friends! Enjoy a treat, a craft and a book. Saturday, August 20 – 3:00 p.m. – Wonderful Storytime Enjoy some new and classic stories while participating in crafts and eating yummy treats. Saturday, August 20 – 2:00 p.m. – Meet the Author of Brett’s Mountain, Sandra Lee Brett’s Mountain is full of all types of happenings, and you’ll enjoy sorting them out! Author Sandra Lee will be on hand to field questions and meet and greet. Saturday, August 27 – 3:00 p.m. – Kids, We All Love Window Art! Everyone’s an artist at B&N Jr.’s Window Art! Join us for stories and treats. Then, go absolutely wild with window art!

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Boston’s Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Way Newburgh, IN (812) 853-3400 bostonsgourmet.com

Saturday, August 6 – All day, starting at 6:00 a.m. – “Chase Away Cancer” Fundraiser for 2-year-old Chase Eaden who is afflicted with brain cancer. Yard Sale at 6 a.m.; Cornhole tournament at 3 p.m.; Live music starting at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 15 – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Yappy Hour

Boston’s hosts “Yappy Hour” once a month where you can bring your pooch to their patio while you and your buddy enjoy a snack. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Warrick Humane Society.

Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science 411 S.E. Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 425-2406 • emuseum.org

Laser Light Show – starts August 6 and continues through August 21 After an absence of over twenty years, the Koch Planetarium offered its first laser light shows last summer. A total of over 800 people attended our 2010 programs, helping to make them a huge success. Laser light shows return again to the Koch Planetarium. Call for times and admission information. See ad on page 73 for the complete schedule.


Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Each ticket includes admission to the zoo, lunch, party favors for each child and adoptan-animal opportunities. Open to children ages 7-11. Every child must be accompanied by at least one adult. Tickets are $40 for one adult and one child, and $60 for two adults and one child. Sign-in at 9:30 a.m. at the Fountain Plaza by the Front Gate. Proceeds will benefit the zoo’s new reptile exhibit.

Open 365 days a year* from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $8.50; Children $7.50; Under 2 – FREE Vanderburgh County residents receive $1.00 off when they provide proof of residency. Mesker also offers great deals on zoo memberships.

Mesker Amphitheatre

1545 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 425-5050 meskerparkzoo.com

Saturday, August 20 – 9:30 a.m. – Kid/Parent ZooFari Hunt Bring along your budding explorer and test your riddle-solving skills.  You and your junior partner will be treated to an exciting quest to solve zoo-related puzzles and riddles, earn cool prizes and enjoy a delicious lunch. Each team will have to answer a clue or riddle at each of the 1520 locations around the zoo. Once all clues are answered or when time runs out, all clue books must be turned in. The Grand Prize is a Sports Table from Escalade Sports. Other awards include door prizes and a prize for Best Team Name and Costume.

1551 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 476-1383 smgevansville.com

2011 Pepsi Movies at Mesker August 19 & 20 – 8:15 p.m.* Pack up the family and head to the open-air movie showings and enjoy $1 hamburgers and $1 hotdogs! Admission is $3, or you can pick up a free pass at dozens of local retailers, such as News 4U! *Dates are tentative; check online for updated information.

Metro Sports Center 5820 Metro Centre Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 479-KICK (5425) metrosportscenter.net

Summer Sessions Summer sessions are wrapping up and kids are heading back to school. Make sure you include Metro in your fall sports activities! Check out metrosportcenter. net for a complete listing of upcoming camps and programs this September, including SoccerTots, which begins September 19 th.

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Pump It Up Inflatable Party Zone

6600 Frito Lay Dr., Ste. B Evansville, IN (812) 471-7867 pumpitupparty.com   Wednesday, August 17 – from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Family Bounce & Magic Night The third Wednesday of every month is magical! For a fee of $8 per child, enjoy bouncing on the inflatables, a hula-hoop contest, bean bag toss and a magic show! The first 25 kids receive a free meal coupon.

Swonder Ice Arena 209 North Boeke Evansville, IN (812) 479-0989 swonder.evansville.net

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Public Skating Hours: Monday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Wednesday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Friday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. & 7 – 10 p.m. Saturday 1 – 3:30 p.m. & 9 – 11 p.m. Sunday 1 – 3:30 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m. Special Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for just $5 (admission & skate rental) Call (812) 479-0989 for pricing.

Willard Library 40 First Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 425-4309 Willard.lib.in.us

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Willard Kids! Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 10:00 a.m. Program for preschoolers, including books and musical instruments. Children are encouraged to take turns, listen and interact (2-4 yrs.).

YMCA

222 N.W. 6th St. Evansville, IN (812) 426-6210 ymca.evansville.net Youth Development The YMCA of Evansville offers such a wide variety of programs for our community’s youth that we simply cannot list them all here. Therefore, we encourage you to visit ymca. evansville.net to view all of the age-appropriate programs for your tike. Then, get active!

YMCA 5K Saturday, August 6 – 7:00 a.m. This 3.1-mile race is a great way to train for the Y’s 6.2mile race in September and the 13.1-mile Evansville Half Marathon in October. The YMCA 5K is a standalone race that is open to all runners and walkers. Saturday, August 20 – from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Parent’s Night Out Attention all parents! Enjoy a night out without the worry of a sitter! Drop off your child, from ages 2 to 12, at the Dunigan YMCA and enjoy a night of peace! Kids will be entertained with a variety of activities and games. Pizza and drinks will be provided. See Dunigan YMCA for details.


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Children’s Paperback Books Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Now You See Her James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 2. Smokin’ Seventeen Janet Evanovich 3. The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen 4. Against All Enemies Tom Clancy with Peter Telep 5. State of Wonder - Ann Patchett

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand 2. In The Garden Of Beasts - Erik Larson 3. The Greater Journey David McCullough 4. Bossypants - Tina Fey 5. Seal Team Six - Howard E.Wasdin and Stephen Templin

HARDCOVER ADVICE & MISC.

1. The 17 Day Diet Mike Moreno 2. Go The _ To Sleep Adam Mansbach 3. The Dukan Diet Pierre Dukan 4. The 4-Hour Body - Timothy Ferriss 5. Love Wins! - Rob Bell

E-BOOK FICTION 1. Now Your See Her James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 2. The Help Kathryn Stockett

3. The Black Echo Michael Connelly 4. The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen 5. Smokin’ Seventeen Susanna Kearsley

E-BOOK NON-FICTION

1. Heaven is For Real Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent 2. In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson 3. BossyPants - Tina Fey 4. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand 5. Seal Team Six - Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

CHILDREN’S CHAPTER BOOKS

1. Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts 2. The Throne Of Fire Rick Riordan 3. Super Diaper Baby 2 - Dav Pilkey 4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs 5. What Happened To Goodbye Sarah Dessen

CHILDREN’S PAPERBACK BOOKS

1. Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher 2. The Book Thief Markus Zusak 3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater 4. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer John Grisham 5. The Nine Lives Of Chloe King Liz Braswell

Saturday & Sunday, August 6-7 Stock your shelves with bargains. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs, many being sold for only $1, will fill the tables at the Public Library Friends Annual Book Sale at Washington Square Mall. Bring your own bags or purchase reusable bags at the sale, which is Saturday from 10:00 am-9:00 pm and Sunday from noon-3:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit EVPL programs. To learn more, call 428-8200 or visit evpl.org/booksale. Saturday, August 13 Capture crazy images at this photography program. Teens, have you ever seen a laser light photo? At this Teen Zone Saturdays program for ages 12-17, you’ll learn how to manipulate light waves using lasers, black lights, strobe lights and more, and then capture the results with awesome photos. The fun starts at 1:30 pm in the Browning Events Room at Central Library. A camera will be provided or feel free to bring your own. For more details, call 428-8246. Saturday, August 20 Discover the benefits of yoga. Learn about the history and importance of yoga from Brandon Eggleston, USI Health Sciences professor, and take part in a beginner’s yoga class with registered yoga instructor Ean Konopnicki in Oaklyn Branch’s Meeting Room at 10:00 am. We’ll supply the mats and other gear, you bring an open mind and wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required by visiting evpl.org or calling 428-8234. For more information on the classes, events and services that are available free of charge at the EVPL, visit evpl.org or on your smartphone at m.evpl.org.

– Miranda Knight, EVPL Marketing & Community Relations Specialist

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ews 4U ventured deep into retail territory on an adventurous Back to School Expedition, in a quest to ease the overwhelming decision process and accompanying wallet strain encountered by our readers as students get ready to go BACK TO SCHOOL…

DAN’S COMP BICYCLE SHOWROOM We traveled the highways and byways of Southwestern Indiana and discovered Dan’s Comp Bicycle Showroom, which has one of the area’s largest selections of brand name bicycles. Every bicycle is custom fit based on the rider’s need, budget and style. News 4U had the opportunity to speak with Matt White, Sales/Customer Service Manager, about how the product line at Dan’s Comp Bicycle Showroom can help students get ready to go back to school: “Dan’s Comp has the largest selection of Action Sport Clothing in the Tri-State area, with over 40,000 square feet of inventory, plus no one can beat our selection of prices. We have affordable products for students to be able to go back to school in style, with everything from shoes, tees, backpacks, hoodies, jeans, shorts, belts, hats, beanies, sunglasses and wallets from brands like Nike 6.0, Etnies, DC, Vans, Fox, Oakley, Osiris, Metal Mulisha, Volcom, DVS and Famous Stars ‘N Straps! Customers can visit us in store or shop online and receive free shipping on all apparel.” Dan’s Comp Bicycle Showroom is located at 1 Competition Way in Mt Vernon, IN 47620. Contact Dan’s Comp Bicycle Showroom at (812) 838-2000 or danscompshowroom.com.

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PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS Our journey led us to Play It Again Sports, which displayed a huge selection of new and used sports equipment, accessories and attire. News 4U asked Play It Again Sports owner Glen Milikan to tell us about how his store and product line can outfit students in style for less cash. . “Whether it’s sports equipment, attire or accessories, shoes and more; we have it. Play It Again Sports is proud of our School Spirit Program helping to foster school team support. From ball caps to stadium seats and everywhere between, we offer products that display area school logos. These include: Bosse, Central, Harrison, North, Reitz, Mater Dei, Memorial Castle, Boonville and Gipson Southern. And while we’re talking, who doesn’t like discounts? That is why Play It Again Sports developed the Create Your Own Discount Program. Bring in used equipment, shoes and accessories and we will either pay you cash or give you an additional incentive when you trade those items in on a purchase. The more you trade, the more you save.” So check them out. Your kids can play their sports for less, and you can rest easy knowing your outgrown sports equipment isn’t going to waste. Play It Again Sports is located at 5626 E. Virginia Street in Evansville, IN 47715. You can contact them at 812-479-3289 or visit their website at www.playitagainsports.com.

EASTLAND MALL

Our adventure would not have been complete without a stop to Eastland Mall, which features more than 130 specialty stores, 3 department stores, a food court with 10 eateries and a T.G.I. Fridays restaurant. Students can hang out with friends and shop till they drop. Convenient parking and flexible hours (MondaySaturday, from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) accommodate hectic school schedules and after-school activities. Eastland Mall gift certificates are great to receive and spend. Eastland Mall offers end-to-end shopping excitement and is located at 800 N. Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715. – Tammie Tuley Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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Local Businesses Set the Standard for Auto Repair, Service, and Collision

ach year, August sets itself apart from the other 11 months as the “car” month. Thanks to the Frog Follies, classic cars flood the Tri-State to receive the attention that their masterpiece curves deserve. In honor of the people that help keep vintage cars looking their best as shining reminders of past engineering, here we highlight two local businesses that take care of our cars. Bill and Brenda Floyd realized their small-business dream by bringing car service into the modern era. We looked to them to get the lowdown on car service and more at Lucas Oil. N4U: What makes your business unique? What do you have to offer customers that no one else does? Bill Floyd: What we like to reference is the “Lucas Oil Experience,” which starts at the moment you get out of your vehicle. As weperform your auto service, there are closed circuit cameras in the oil pit that look above and below, and you can sit in our lobby and watch live pit action as we work on your car. All of our products are Lucas Oil products made in Corydon, Indiana. Every oil change comes with a

Lucas Oil owners Brenda and Bill Floyd take time each day tending to the smallest details, knowing it adds to your overall experience. 21-point inspection, including fluid checks, top-offs, and tire inspections, and we have a full carwash on site as well. So, you can get your car serviced and then get a wash. It’s like an oasis for your car. Our fourth lane in our service area is dedicated to the motorcycle.The service will be much like that provided for an auto, with a comprehensive checklist at a fair price, using great Lucas Oil products. The service center and car wash are connected in the middle with our state of the art coffee bar. How important regular maintenance on a car? Today’s cars are really well-designed machines. If it is properly maintained, a car can easily go over 200, 000 miles. Proper maintenance does three things. It keeps your costs down, and helps avoid a catastrophic event or major repairs. It keeps your gas mileage up, which saves you money. When you keep your car maintained, you’re also cutting your pollutants, as well as using less fossil fuels, which helps the environment.

Technician Jeremy Carter prepares to service a car. Jeremy is just one of several technicans who want your Lucas Oil Experience to be exceptional, no matter how many times you come in to see them.

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How often should a car be cleaned and detailed? If you really want to maintain your paint and upholstery, it’s good to do it once in the spring before you get into the summer heat, and once in the fall before you get into the harsh climate, the salt, and the cold. By doing this you can keep the car looking its best for 10 years – or longer.


When concerning ancillary vehicles (RVs, motorcycles, ATVs etc.) that may not get used as often, is there anything that owners should do each time before taking these vehicles out on the road? Two major things. I would put an additive called Lucas Fuel Stabilizer in the tank, so that when it sits, it helps keep the fuel free from moisture, and ensures that it will operate well at every start. The second thing is to check the coolant level and tires. One of the new trends in tires that we can carry out here is replacing the compressed air with nitrogen gas, because nitrogen will stay for longer periods of time and maintain pressure in the heat of the summer, or the cold in the winter. Are there any tips you can give our readers on how to keep a vehicle in good working order? Every time you stop and get gas, you should look at your tires to make sure they don’t bulge out below. If they do bulge out, you might wear the tire out, get a flat, and be stranded. Also, properly pressurized tires will give you better fuel mileage. Secondly, every other time you fill your tank, check your fuel level. If your oil level goes out of the safe zone, it can do some serious damage to your engine, which ends up being very costly. So, if you just take five minutes, it could save you thousands of dollars.

Chris Wright is proud of Wright’s full service auto center, where customers receive the finest quality repair, guaranteed in writing. Their customers’ satisfaction is based upon quality of service and many years of experience.  At Wright Select, buying a car is just one small reason to visit. Thanks to their expert service and collision repair staff, this Division Street Auto Plaza staple is here to continue great service long after you’ve gotten your keys. We spoke with Chris Wright, VicePresident, who gave us the reasons that make Wright Motors unique. N4U: What makes your business unique? What do you have to offer

Forrest Williamson, Collision Center Manager and Tracy Tinsley, Service Center Manager stand behind their lifetime warranty on all collision repair work Wright performs.

customers that no one else does? Wright: As an independent dealer, we now sell and deliver more used vehicles than the franchised dealers. Now we are able to select and acquire the vehicles that the public wants at a price point that is more consistent with overall demand. Wright Select is a full service auto center, where sales, service, and collision are all taken care of at a reasonable price. What are the benefits of letting Wright take care of a customer’s car needs? There are obvious benefits of letting Wright Select perform your auto service and repairs. We can give a lifetime warranty on all our collision repair work. We will file your claim for you from start to finish. One call to us will take care of it all. We have developed direct repair agreements with most major insurance companies, as well as Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We have ICAR and ASE-certified technicians on staff to handle your car’s needs. Recently we updated our diagnostic equipment to handle foreign and domestic brands. This enables us to provide repairs for less money than our competition. You will be surprised by the savings you’ll find when you work with us! – Alison Sigman

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s the summer winds down, the Frog Follies rev up, bringing classic cars and family fun to the Tri-state area. Since 1975, the E’ville Iron Street Rods Club has put on a rod race for street rod owners—and games for everyone else. The Follies, named for a bullfrog race held during the first year of the event, attract thousands of people from all over the world: owners have come from as far as Alaska, Canada, and even Australia. “Considering we’ve been in the business of doing this for 37 years, we’ve got a sizable mailing list… we send around 6,000 invitations every year,” says marketing contact and club member Bob Bell. The Frog Follies are packed with activities. Not only are there races and swap meets for rod owners, there are kids’ games, car shows, concession stands, and even dances on Friday and Saturday nights for registered participants. There is also a church service on Sunday morning before the awards are given out. Bell says that although the Follies naturally attract car enthusiasts, that there is plenty to do and look at for people who are not necessarily hot rod fanatics. “We like to show people a good time for not a lot of money,” he says. Although some of the activities, like the dinners and dances, are only for registered participants, spectators can check out the Follies from 8-4 on Friday and Saturday and 8-2 on Sunday for only $5 a day. What’s the difference between being a participant and a spectator? For one, participants must have a hot rod that was manufactured before 1949— but buying a car isn’t enough. The participant must have also modified the car in some way. These cars are about more than just driving: they are well-loved reminders of a glamorous past. While the Frog Follies is a huge festival, its founding group is anything but: there are only 50 members in the E’ville Iron Street Rods Club. “Our club, our street rods consists of a membership of

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Schedule of Events Friday, August 26th 10:00 am to 6:30pm 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Concessions Stands Open Registration at the Fairgounds Swap Meet & Women’s World Open *Early Bird Gets the Worm *Forgy’s Kids Games *Friday Night Boogie Bash

Saturday, August 27th 7:30 am to 5:00 pm 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 8:00 am to ?? 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday, August 28th 7:30 am to ?? 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 8:00 am to ?? 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 10:00 am to 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Concessions Stands Open Registration at the Fairgrounds Show & Shine at the Fairgrounds Swap Meet & Women’s World Open *Meal Served *Dance Concessions Stands Open Registration at the Fairgrounds Show & Shine at the Fairgrounds Swap Meet & Women’s World Open Church Services Awards in the Grandstand

*All games and activities are for registered participants of the Frog Follies or family members. approximately 50 people who are members and then their wives and children who do a heck of a lot to help us put this on,” says Bell. He admits this makes the scale of the Follies somewhat daunting: “The day that the thing is over this year, we start for the next year. We do this because we have love for it.” In addition to providing a fun weekend that attracts many people to the Tri-state, the E’ville Iron Rods Street Club also donate much of the proceeds to charity. “What we’ve done over the years is try to donate to different charities. We have a rehab center through Easter Seals and it helps a lot of adults and children in our area. We give large contributions to that,” says Bell. “We’ve got 12 or 14 different organizations that we donate to. We try to keep enough money to keep it going for the next year, but donate to other organizations that need help around here.” The Frog Follies will take over the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds from Friday, August 26th – Sunday, August 28th. Spectators can pay $5 a day; children under 12 get in free. Hot rod enthusiasts can register to be participants on the Frog Follies website, www.frogfollies.org. – Katie Darby Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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n a rare treat, painters Gary Logan Hobdy, Steve Freeman, and graphic novelist, Melissa Erwin discuss their contribution in this culturally savvy, collaborative network of artists whose practices are linked through “a group of like-minded people who don’t necessarily agree with the way things in the current art scene in Evansville are going down...” The following interview explains the work of a collective group of artists whose reasoning behind their “back to roots” style of street art portrays the personal feelings and convictions that many share--that this area is “hemorrhaging for talent,” because the “overlooked talent relocates to bigger cities” for whatever reason. Creating an avenue for the expression of genuine talent is vital to periodically break down the conventional methods of getting artists’ work out there. N4U: What’s the name of your group? Steve: “The Arts Council of Doom (find us on Facebook). The name was inspired by the Legion of Doom, but the group was inspired by bile and dissatisfaction with the local scene.” Gary: “It started as sort of a joke almost, to defy our local arts council, like The Legion of Doom vs. The Super Friends.” N4U: Has Evansville been waiting for a group like yours to come along? Steve: “No, but Evansville has needed a group like this to help the scene catch up with the rest of the world. There are a lot of people working in pop surrealist, lowbrow, graffiti, tattooing, comic book and other outsider styles that don’t get the recognition they deserve in this town. I personally would like to change that. We lose a lot of people to big cities every year, because there is no outlet for what they do here, and that’s a damn shame.” Gary: “I think the disenfranchised artists, as well as those who feel rejected from Evansville’s current mainstream art scene due to generation or style clash, have been wanting a group like this [to] help represent them in a playful way and showcase their work.”

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Melissa: “I also want to add that I don’t think it’s just artists who are disenfranchised but I think a large portion of the public as well. It’s not that they hate art or are even apathetic towards it, as is the normal excuse. They’re just not interested in the kind of art that’s being offered in the venues and events that have been relied upon so much. We’re here to take advantage of that vacuum.” Gary: “Recently, we had our first collaborative show ‘Mass Distraction,’ and it was a huge success in our eyes. Several peeps sold work (some sold all of their work), met with other artists in the area, [and] mingled with other people in the community who host charity events and music festivals where an artist could do well in terms of exposure and sales.” N4U: Do you have any upcoming shows? Melissa: “Some of us are participating in an upcoming show at Marina Pointe called ‘Colored Delusions’ with Renegade Productions. We’re also in talks with some charity organizations as well. For example, we’ll be running an art auction with the Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network for their Pin-Up Girl theme fundraiser party in September. Steve may have a line on a fundraiser for Riley’s Children’s Hospital around the same time.” The one cohesive element that unites all is the inspiration gained by artists who band together and form a movement, a “Council of Doom.” The projects that these artists are currently exploring allow fellow artisans and art enthusiasts to bridge the obstacles of those who are disillusioned in a rather provincial town. – Tamatha Lant Read this entire article online at News4UOnline.com


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Koch Planetarium is Alive With Lights!

f laser light shows sound like a throwback, that’s because they are—after an almost 20-year absence, the shows are back at the Koch Planetarium. This summer, from August 6th through the 21st, five new laser shows will work their flashy magic at the Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science. In 2010, over 800 people attended preliminary, onetime laser shows, proving that the interest was there; now, the Planetarium will be offering eleven different shows in ottal, including Perseus and Andromeda, a children’s show that tells a story in lights. The Evansville Museum has a storied history itself; in 2004, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of its collection, formed with a Ladies’ Literary Club in 1874. Originally held at the Willard Library, the collection always included art and sculpture, as well as religious, historic, and military relics. Though the museum and its collection have grown and changed throughout the years, the focus on providing a new lens through which to view history is one that is still a major focus today. The laser shows are Science Director Mitch Luman’s idea. “We did similar shows in the 80’s, but brought laser light shows back to town last year. It had been over 20 years since our light show,” Luman said. “The technology has changed since then, but the concept is the same. Bring 47 people into a dark planetarium full of stars and project multi-color laser lights and graphic animations on the dome.” As always, laser shows are tied to music—in fact, it’s hard to separate the idea of a laser show from Pink Floyd and The Wall. Luman acknowledges the power of music and lights together, saying, “The best part is the lasers are choreographed to music. Our shows are themed. Some shows are entire albums (Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s The Wall). Some shows are compilations of artists from different genre (Hypnotica, Laseropolis). Some shows are best hits of specific artists (Led Zeppelin, U2, The Beatles).” By covering such a wide range of genres and music, the show is sure to appeal to many different age groups. Though the show takes place in the planetarium, it’s much more of a concert experience than an astronomy lecture. Luman says, “It’s all music. We throw the stars on the sky because it makes the dome look 3-D. Because of the way the mind works when it sees stars, it convinces you that you’re somewhere you’re not. It makes the lasers more 3-D when you throw them on. It’s lasers among the fake stars.” In case you’re feeling like this might be a little too much fun, and not quite enough education, Luman was quick to remind readers that this year is the 50th anniversary of the laser itself, which is remarkable, if only because it is surprising that lasers are still a relatively new development. Tickets for the show can be purchased at etix.com and are $5 for matinee performances, $7 for evening performances (with discounts for museum members). Starting in August, there will also be a box office open at the museum where people can purchase tickets. – Katie Darby Mullins

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Expert Pet Care Advice

eing a pet owner carries a high level of responsibility. Aside from finding the best veterinarian and keeping your pet’s health on track, there are numerous other questions that come up over your pet’s lifespan. To help answer some of these questions, we talked to Greg Ball at Pet Food Center to get his expert opinion on general pet care. N4U: How often should dogs be outside to play and run? What are the best activities that dogs and their owners can do together? Greg Ball: Most adult dogs require at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. The more time you can allow your dog to be active, the healthier they will be. Dogs will benefit even more from exercise or activities you can participate in together. Going for a walk or run, playing with a favorite toy, joining an obedience class, or getting involved in dog sports are all great ways to stimulate and bond with your pet. What are things pet owners can do for the well-being of their pet? Spending time with your pet is one of the most important things you can do for them. They need physical attention

Is your dog not a fan of leash walking? Try non-toxic bubbles as a fun way to get your pet exercising!

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as well as mental stimulation on a daily basis. Offering them good hygiene is also very important. Make sure they get enough exercise, feed them a well balanced, nutritional food that fits their needs, and offer them fresh, clean water. What type of litter and box combination do you find the most effective? This will vary from cat to cat. Most cats do perfectly fine with a traditional set up. Some are sensitive to perfumes or dyes and there are alternatives that can be used such as paper pellets or pine shavings. A high back or hooded litter box can solve mess issues. Evaluating your animal and your household will help you determine what combination will work best for your pet. Since pets shed, how often should owners brush/groom their pet? What tool do you recommend for the job? In shedding season, grooming should be practiced as often as possible. Most animals require at least a weekly grooming session, and that often becomes a daily session when they are shedding their winter coats. Your pet’s coat will determine what tool is going to work best. Long-haired dogs will do best with a wire pin brush or a slicker brush. Medium-haired dogs can use a variety, but the wire pin or bristled brushes usually work well. Short-haired dogs do best with a shedding blade or a rubber

curry brush. If your dog has a double coat, the undercoat rake or grooming tool, the Furminator, will work well to pull out the clumps of their undercoat. Cats can be more sensitive to grooming. A soft slicker or soft bristled brush may help ease them into the idea of daily grooming, and a grooming mitt may be easier than a normal brush. Persistence and patience will probably be your best tool when dealing with a not-socooperative cat. There are a lot of advertisements talking about the quality of food for your pet. What should pet owners look for when choosing pet food? The quality of the food is the most important thing to examine. It should have meat as the first ingredient. Avoid foods with by-products, wheat, or soy. At Pet Food Center we recommend Pro Pac Superpremium Pet Food dog and cat food. Choosing to feed your pet a grain-free food such as Earthborn Holistic Natural Pet Foods is choosing a diet that is closest to what nature intended for your pet. – Allison Sigman


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On the move? Be sure to check out News4UOnline.com for complete Road Trip listings. ROAD TRIP TO LOUISVILLE 4th Street Live!

4thstlive.com Aug 5: Craig Campbell Aug 12: Josh Thompson Aug 19: Erica Martin Aug 26: The Stickers

Bomhard Theatre-Kentucky Center (800) 775-7777 Aug 5-7: BIG: The Musical Aug 9-14: BIG: The Musical Aug 24: Colbie Cailat Aug 30: Gillian Welch & David Rawling

Comedy Caravan

(502) 459-0022 Aug 3-7: Darryl Rhoades feat. Amos Chang w/Aaron Nemo

roadtrips

(800) 487-1212 Aug 18: Lady Antebellum Aug 20: Def Leppard

Headliners Music Hall

(502) 584-8088 Aug 27: An Evening with Government Cheese (812) 969-6000 Aug 5-6: Anthony Cools Aug 12: Rodney Carrington

Improv Louisville

Mad Hatter Club

Horseshoe Casino

(502) 581-132 Aug 4-7: Arnez J Aug 11-14: Alex Reymundo Aug 18-21: Michael Ian Black Aug 25-28: Jay Pharoah

ROAD TRIP TO CINCINNATI (513) 281-8400 Aug 1: Snoop Dogg Aug 19-20: Inked Magazine Music Tour Featuring The Damned Things Aug 31: Rock the Bells Featuring Raekwon/Ghost/Mobb Deep

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(859) 291-2233 Aug 5: Cold War Kids Aug 7: The Paramedic/Crown the Empire/Call It Karma Aug 15: On My Honor/Still Rings True w/Six Years Later/Car Rides/ Fun Machine Aug 22: Breathe Carolina/ I See Stars & More

Paul Brown Stadium

(513) 621-3550 Aug 25: Bengals vs. Panthers

US Bank Arena

(513) 421-4111 Aug 11: Keith Urban

ROAD TRIP TO INDIANAPOLIS

Spend An Evening with Government Cheese August 27 at Headliners Music Hall.

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Great American Ball Park

(513) 381-REDS Aug 8-11: Reds vs. Rockies Aug 12-14: Reds vs. Padres Aug 26-28: Reds vs. Nationals Aug 29-31: Reds vs. Phillies

Bogarts

Aug 10: Etta May and Her Men All Male Revue Aug 11-14: Dan French feat. Tim Rowlands w/Charlene Mae Aug 17-21: Mike Brody feat. Shannon Thompson w/Chris Crowder Aug 25-28: Josh Copen feat. Tim Diamond w/Mark Parris Aug 31: Sarah Hyland feat. Lindsay Boling w/Courtney Kay Meyers

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Conseco Fieldhouse

Preseason is upon us! Bengals vs. Panthers at Paul Brown Stadium August 25. Go Bananas Comedy Club (513) 984-9288 Aug 4-7: Greg Hahn Aug 11-14: Johnny Walker

(317) 917-2500 Aug 1: WWE Monday Night RAW Aug 9: Fever vs. San Antonio Aug 12: Fever vs. New York Aug 21: Fever vs. Washington Aug 22: Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour Aug 27: Fever vs. Atlanta

Crackers Comedy - Broad Ripple (317) 255-4211 Aug 3: Moshe Kasher


ROAD TRIP TO NASHVILLE

ROAD TRIP TO ST. LOUIS

3rd & Lindsley

Busch Stadium

(615) 259-9891 Aug 2: Keith Anderson and Chad Warrix Aug 3: Levi Lowrey and Friends CD release Aug 5: Soul Cages The Music of Sting Aug 12: Gary Smith

Jimmy Buffett decends upon Deercreek August 25. Aug 4: Sugar Sammy Aug 5-6: Moshe Kasher Aug 10-13: Michael Palascak Aug 17-20: Huggy Lowdown Aug 24-27: Nikki Glaser

(314) 421-3060 Aug 9-11: Cardinals vs. Brewers Aug 12-14: Cardinals vs.Rockies Aug 22-24: Cardinals vs. Dodgers Aug 25-28: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Pop’s Nightclub

(618) 274-6720 Aug 2: Pop Evil Aug 6: Tech N9NE Aug 11: Evans Blue & Greek Fire Aug 17: Alien Ant Farm

Indiana State Fairgrounds

(317) 927-7500 Aug 5-21: Indiana State Fair

Lucas Oil Stadium

(317) 262-8600 Aug 11-13: DCI (Drum Cops International) World Championships Aug 19: Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins Aug 26: Indianapolis Colts vs. Green Bay Packers

Morty’s Comedy Joint

(317) 848-5500 Aug 4-6: Nicholas Anthony Aug 11-13: Costaki Economopoulos Aug 18-20: Jake Johannesen

Old National Centre Egyptian Room

(317) 239-5151 Aug 6: Dave Koz Aug 21: Return to Forever IV/ Zappa Plays Zappa

Verizon Wireless Music Center

(Deercreek) (317) 773-6034 Aug 3: Muse Aug 6: Journey with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger Aug 20: Kid Rock Born Free Tour With Sheryl Crow Aug 25: Jimmy Buffett Aug 27: Kings of Leon

The Doobie Brothers rock Ryman Auditorium August 14. Grand Ole Opry

(615) 889-3060 Aug 6: Oak Ridge Boys (Opry Induction) Aug 9: Clint Black/Craig Campbell Aug 16: Charlie Daniels & Danny Gokey (from American Idol) Aug 23: Trace Adkins/Heidi Newfield Aug 30: Terri Clark

Mercy Lounge

(615) 251-3020 Aug 13: Toad The Wet Sprocket Aug 17: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Ryman Auditorium

(615) 889-3060 Aug 1: Bob Dylan & His Band with Leon Russell Aug 6: The Decemberists Aug 14: The Doobie Brothers Aug 19: Ted Nugent Aug 26-27: Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

Katy Perry will be at the Scottrade Center August 20. Scottrade Center scottradecenter.net Aug 13-14: Taylor Swift Aug 20: Katy Perry

Verizon Wireless Music Center

(314) 298-9944 Aug 3: Vans Warped Tour ‘11 Aug 4: Budwiser Superfest Presents: Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party Aug 10: Def Leppard with very special guest Heart Aug 19: Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance Aug 20: Incubus: If Not Now, When? US Tour Aug 21: Lil Wayne with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson & more

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AUGUST 5TH

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox

This prequel to the original 1968 story, set in contemporary San Francisco, explores the pitfalls of tampering with Mother Nature through genetic engineering. In this dystopian tale, the apes become so evolved that they believe it’s their turn to take over the world. The film harkens back to the social and racial subtexts of the original, showcasing the big-screen thrills of an apocalyptic war story between man and beast while examining the big questions of classic science fiction. James Franco plays the scientist caught in the middle, and for the first time in the franchise, the apes are all created in CGI.

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Final Destination 5 Warner Brothers

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A group of teens narrowly escape death when a suspension bridge collapses, only to find jeopardy around every corner. The fifth film in the series follows the same premise as its predecessors: if you cheat Death when you’re supposed to die, Death will come looking for you. Directed by Steven Quale, starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner and Tony Todd, the movie will play in Real-D 3D. Hopefully, this installment will put the “super” back into this stalled supernatural horror franchise.

Conan the Barbarian Lionsgate Films

Conan (Jason Momoa) is back and out for vengeance, searching for those who murdered his fellow tribesman and his father. Adapted from the works of Robert E. Howard by writer Sean Hood, the film adheres more closely to the original mythology of the great Cimmerian warrior than schlocky previous incarnations. Along his journey, Conan encounters fantastic monsters and all forms of villainy, and finally must come to terms with his fate as the champion of the great nations of Hyboria. Can he rise to the greatest challenge of all, and face the forces of impinging supernatural evil? 90 | August 2011

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AUGUST 26TH Colombiana Sony Pictures

After witnessing the murder of her parents in Bogota, a young woman grows up to become a hitman (or hitperson) by day and a vigilante by night – you know, something to round out her resume. By these dark vocations, she hopes to avenge her parents and put her personal demons to rest. This action thriller written by Luc Besson is set in Latin America, directed by Olivier Megaton and stars Zoe Zaldana (The Losers).

Our Idiot Brother The Weinstein Company

In My Idiot Brother, Paul Rudd plays an idealistic stoner who, after his incarceration for selling pot to an undercover police officer, is forced to live with each of his sisters. He’s a well-meaning buffoon who wreaks havoc at every turn, but his heart is always in the right place. Now if he can only get his sitters to lighten up. Directed by Jesse Perez, the film stars Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel as his sisters. – Brian Ricketts

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JUNE 7, 2011

Company Men The Weinstein Company

Success-driven Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) finds himself suddenly unemployed due to recession-related cutbacks at the GTX corporation. Along the way, he’ll have to forfeit upper-class amenities like his membership at the country club and accept a carpentry job with his brother-In-law (Kevin Costner), not to mention undergo many blows to his self-worth. Co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) fall on equally hard times and undergo their own individual transformations as a result, some more extreme than others. But the changes in lifestyle are nothing compared to the changes of heart each man sustains. The Review: Is this what Hollywood thinks unemployment is like for the average Joe twelve-pack (or is that six-pack)? Poor, rich, executive Bobby has to cancel his Country Club membership and we’re supposed to feel sorry for him because his wittle ego is bruised? The rest of the story is just as uninspired and just as cookie-cutter cliché. To make ends meet, Bobby must humble himself and work as a carpenter for his brother-in-law ... blah blah ... a REAL guy who works with his hands. Eventually, Bobby, who’s still fairly unlikable and plain boring, begins to discover the deeper meaning to life...blah, blah...and notices one day he has a son. Yes, clueless Bobby deepens the bond with his increasingly alienated son by building a treehouse with him one weekend. A treehouse for godsakes! I guess Bobby read somewhere that this is how fathers and sons develop closeness. Can we say unrelatable caricatures? In unison now! Anyway, it’s a fairly harmless, if pointless, little melodrama – but why bother? Blah, blah... snarky reviewer commentary.

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The Lincoln Lawyer Lionsgate In this suspense thriller, Matthew McConaughey is Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick-talking defense attorney who dispenses legal advice to petty crooks from the back of his chauffeured Lincoln sedan, his office on wheels. Haller prides himself on being able to identify and defend the innocent. But when a Beverly Hills realtor Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) is charged with raping a prostitute, Mick jumps at the chance to defend his richest client in years. However, the more Mick digs, the more his client’s story begins to unravel, as a sinister past is revealed. Can Haller resolve his crisis of conscience and see that justice prevails? The Review: The courtroom has never reeked so strongly of cocoa butter and manly sweat. Fresh from the beach, Matthew McConaughey puts on a shirt for the first time in years for a noteworthy performance as defense attorney Mick Haller, garnering such accolades from reviewers as “Sleeve-filled suspense! McConaughey is nearly unrecognizable under all tthat fabric!” But seriously, remember when McConaughey seemed destined for greatness with early successes like A Time to Kill, Lone Star and Frailty? Those were great roles for a character actor, colorful and a little off-center. What happened to that guy? At the time, I remember reading comments comparing him to a young Marlon Brando (though in McConaughey’s defense, Brando can’t even live up to comparisons with Brando). Then McConaughey disappeared into a string of silly and annoying romantic comedies. So even though it’s your basic shyster-turned-noble potboiler, this film reminds us that McConaughey can act, and he’s not just another pretty face. But … he’s still mostly just another pretty face.

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JUNE 14, 2011 Hall Pass

Conundrum Entertainment Best friends, Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are two married guys who can’t keep their eyes off of other women. The problem? Their wives Maggie (Jenna Fischer) and Grace (Christina Applegate) don’t like it one bit. In hopes their husband’s will learn to appreciate what they have, they give Rick and Fred a “Hall Pass,” a week off from marriage to pursue any woman they wish. The only catch? If the men get “Hall Passes,” so do they. Rick and Fred accept the offer and invite friends Gary (Stephen Merchant), Flats (J.B. Smoove) and Hog Head (Larry Joe Campbell) to join in the fun. The Review: The Farrelly Brothers are often misunderstood. At a cursory glance, their comedies seem like nothing more than juvenile slapstick, laden with a surfeit of gross-out gags devoid of any substance. But often, a mature message lies at their heart. Well, not this time. This is pure filth! But seriously, for all its flaws and its uneven tone, amidst the toilet humor and raunchy pick-up lines (which are pretty funny), Hall Pass manages to say something fairly grown-up about love, namely that these male fantasies don’t hold up in the light of day, that true intimate love cultivated over the long haul trumps the frivolous every time. The main problem with Hall Pass is that the laughs come early and the second half stalls. But in the film’s defense, pot-induced nudity on the golf course is hard to follow. God knows I’ve tried. So the film dawdles a bit — well, actually it sputters first, then dawdles — and yes, there’s some dilly-dallying too. I digress. Maybe I simply have a soft spot for the raunchy, but Hall Pass beats another lame Adam Sandler comedy anyway.

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Adjustment Bureau Universal Pictures Free will fights it out with predestination – really, punches predestination in the face and tries to run away – in The Adjustment Bureau. Matt Damon is David Morris, an ambitious politician on his way up when he meets and falls for ethereal beauty Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). No problem, right? Not according to the Adjustment Bureau, a group of behind-the-scenes celestial beings that make corrections when things go wrong in the Grand Design, David and Elise were never intended to meet and should never meet again. If they do, David will never be the great leader he is meant to become, and Elise will never realize her potential as a ballerina. Will David listen to these strange men in matching suits and fedoras, or deny Fate and pursue the woman of his dreams? The Review: So it’s fedoras that give angels their power? Just what I always suspected. I mean, why else would anyone wear those silly hats? Despite a few ridiculous contrivances, The Adjustment Bureau delivers a mildly entertaining romance and an uplifting, if slightly muddled, exposition on free will versus determinism. It’s got it all, and at times, perhaps too much: a bit of The Matrix (foes quicker than the speed of light); a dash of Inception (scenery that morphs inextricably); a pinch of Jason Bourne (Damon apparently rarely accepts roles denying him a foot-chase or two through busy, metropolitan streets). Apparently, these angels who rewrite the narratives of our lives to fit some divine plan were nowhere to be found when this script needed revision. However, in spite of the silliness, due in large part to the onscreen chemistry and fine acting chops of Damon and co-star Emily Blunt, we do actually care what happens to these two lovebirds. They’re just so darn charming and believably sweet. Besides, Damon’s reputation endures even when he plays in mediocre films. He’s just that good. This one’s a little too predictable to be great, but it’s a nice date movie (yes, I just used the phrase “nice date movie”). – Brian Ricketts Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • August 2011

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Rachel Williams and Abby Schenk enjoy their BBQ Pulled Pork and Taco taters. Spudz –N- Stuff owner Jason Dicken stands proudly outside of this brand new location in Downtown Evansville.

Spudz ‘n Stuff Downtown Grand Opening June 28, 2011 - Local fast casual restaurant Spudz-N-Stuff saw the opening of the it’s third location in Downtown Evansville June 28. Spudz was packed with-in one hour of the doors opening and aromas of delicious baked potatoes, toppings and neighborhood chatter filled the air. Quickly becoming a local favorite, Spudz sold an astounding 250+ taters on opening day. Don’t forget – they also ‘cater your tater’ with a great catering service. Photos By Amanda Smith

W.C. Handy Blues Festival

Shannon Wenzel and Tina Gill sip their drinks while waiting on their taters.

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July 18, 2011 - One of the largest free music festivals in the nation has drawn to a close leaving thousands with the taste of barbecue on their tongues and their feet still tappin’ away to great tunes! News 4U was there on that hot day and, after the rain lifted, saw the Tri-State enjoy a good, old fashioned party in the park! With more than 7 acts playing each day, there was something for everyone’s listening pleasure. If you missed it this year, be sure to keep an eye out for this festival next year which is always in mid-June. Photos By Mark McCoy

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A sizeable and affordable menu greets all who enter.

The Downtown located saw a huge turnout on opening day!

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Christina Willet and Leslie Jett spend time with Chopper and Tucker.

Amanda Goings with Hot Dog (who needs a good home! He’s visiting from the Warrick Humane Society.)

Kenny and Julie Farmer with Clouseau. Cole was spotted hanging out in the shade.

Yappy Hour at Boston’s Gourmet Pizza

Tatam and Barton enjoy dinner.

July 18, 2011 - Boston’s Gourmet Pizza hosted another successful “Yappy Hour” on Monday, July 18, 2011. Guests were invited to bring their canine companions and enjoy treats (for your dog, too!) while relaxing on the spacious patio. Dogs enjoyed ice cream and treats. Full menu service was available to the 2-legged visitors. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Warrick Humane Society. See page 27 for the date of the next Yappy Hour. Photos By Amanda Smith

Miss Pepper and Auggie Doggie visit friends.

Kyla and JD with their puppy, Sophie.

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