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Editors Corner Pg. 4 – New Life, New Melodies & New Rivalries

Business Pg. 12 – Josh Paulson Insurance Pg. 20 – Clint Bender with Mortgage Masters Pg. 65 – First Dental Visit with Dr. Rang

Sports Pg. 21 – Princess of the Paint: Janisha “Koosey” Lindsey

Cuisine & Dining Pg. 30 – Jason Watson Food Critic Pg. 31 – Cooking Spotlight: Fresh Greens for Spring at Salad World Pg. 32 – What’s Cookin’: Mr. Earl’s Soul Food Joint Pg. 33 – Local Chef Spotlight: Jayson Munoz of Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar Pg. 34 – Restaurant Guide

Entertainment

Pg. 94 – Bourbon Blog Pg. 96 – We Were There

Reviews Pg. 76 - Beer: Cure What Ales You Pg. 86 – Cinema: In Theatres Pg. 87 – Cinema: New Releases Pg. 88 – Music Pg. 93 – Video Game: Tomb Raider

Coupons Pg. 22 & 23 – Save Big!

Local Happenings Pg. 14 – Trashion Show @ Studio 421 Pg. 53 – USI’s Spring into Fitness 10K Pg. 57 – 2013 Homes of Note: House Tour Pg. 58 – The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra presents Verdi Requiem Pg. 62 – Passion 2013: Let the Future Begin Pg. 64 – Vanderburgh Medical Alliance’s 26th Annual Style Show Pg. 79 – 5th Annual Newburgh Pub Crawl Pg. 82 – Hal Holbrook at the Centre

Pg. 48 – Summer Bar Guide & Review Series:

Lamasco Bar & Grill, KC’s Timeout Lounge, Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant, Double Dukes Saloon, Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not Inn, Club Royale, Rick’s Sports Bar and Someplace Else

Pg. 6 – Neon Trees at the Ford Center: An Interview with Bassist Branden Campbell

Pg. 8 – 911 Gives Hope: Guns & Hoses 2013: Fire & Vice

Pg. 10 – Funk in the City Art Fest: The Spring Edition

Pg. 13 – Brit Floyd: Pulse 2013:

Lead Singer & Bassist Ian Cattell Needs No Education

Pg. 18 – Little Big Town: The Tornado Tour at

Pg. 15 – Ask Shawnda the Victory: Prepare to be Blown Away Pg. 16 – Mugshots: They Defied the Law…and Lost Pg. 17 – Jason Aldean 2013 Night Train Tour Pg. 24 – The Evansville Philharmonic presents The Rat Pack: Some Enchanted Interview with Sal at the Ford Center Viviano Pg. 19 – A Cookie for Your Thoughts Pg. 40 – A Couple Thoughts Pg. 26 & 27 – Summer Camp Guide: Pg. 52 – In Town: Evansville Night Life Find the Best Camp for Your Kiddos Pg. 66 – Local Talent: Steve Wargel Pg. 29 – Rockin’ River City Ride/Battle of the Pg. 67 – Soundboard: The Cold Stares Bands: Rockin’ and Ridin’ on the Greenway Pg. 68 – Clubs & Pubs Guide Pg. 69 – Road Trips Pg. 70 – How I Roll Pg. 71 – The Grand Tour Pg. 72 - Dear Evansville: A Letter from a Not-So-Ordinary Citizen Pg. 74 – 21 Questions from a 21-Year-Old L to R, Front to Back: Adam Brock of the EFD, Vanderburgh County Pg. 78 – Arts & Activities Guide Sheriff Deputy JJ Budde, Owner of Lamasco Bar & Grill Amy RiversPg. 80 – Casting Crowns at the Centre Word, Owner of KC’s Time Out Lounge Kerry Chesser, Tim Yeazell of Pg. 81 – Games: Sudoku & More Third Class Steerage and Ashley Frary of Chrono Stellaris. Pg. 82 – Community & Family Pg. 88 – Local Band Spotlight: Tellitron Photo by Daniel Knight, Studio B

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@ The Ford Center: An Interview with Bassist Branden Campbell

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The Neon Trees will bring their luminescent, sleek brand of alt-pop to the Ford Center in downtown Evansville on April 12.

he band began capturing ears and hearts with their hit single “Animal” in 2010, boasting a passionate chorus and driving, jovial and crisp instrumentation, it gathered instantaneous appeal. Fast forward to April 2012, the band released their sophomore album Picture Show to similar if not greater success thanks to the energetic single “Everybody Talks.” Straight out of the Beehive State, the quartet is Tyler Glenn on lead vocals/ keyboard, Chris Allen on guitar, Branden Campbell on bass and Elaine Bradley on drums/ backing vocals. They are touring solo and with Maroon 5 and Owl City in promotion of their latest album. News4U got an opportunity to speak to bassist Branden Campbell in the midst of the band’s hectic touring schedule. News4U (N4U): Who or what got you into music? Branden Campbell (BC): Looking back, I think it was the immediate feeling I got from pop and 80’s rock. I was hooked right away on artists like Van Halen and Michael Jackson. As a young teen I got into Black Flag, The Misfits and Bad Brains, which lead to discovering local Las Vegas punk bands. The music and passion was so honest. I met a variety of older players that turned me onto more punk and alternative, but also funk like James Brown and Funkadelic. I gravitated to the groove. N4U: What do you like most about the instrument you play? How does it move you? BC: I love playing bass because it’s the bridge between the rhythm and the melody. N4U: Before recording, did you guys have any certain direction in mind you wanted to go with Picture Show? BC: We didn’t want to focus too much on proving something for the sake of being interesting, or just to make a bold second record statement. We built a fan base on Habits,, so why should we flip that script? But we did want to build upon that first record and expand. I think we did that.

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N4U: Do you have a favorite track to perform live? If so, why? BC: Right now, it’s “Trust.” It’s a good blend of alternative rock and dance. I think it’s a stand-out track on this tour. N4U: In its recording stages, did any of you think that “Animal” had the potential to be the hit that it became? Explain. BC: We honestly thought it might get played on a few radio stations across America, but we never felt entitled to a mega-hit. Never. We all come from the DIY local band world, so to end up with a world-wide hit single was a real treat. And then to repeat that with “Everybody Talks” was again, another great feeling. We’re glad people are enjoying our music and hope it puts them in a good mood.

N4U: What was your experience playing music with Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (The Killers) in Attaboy Skip? BC: Ronnie? Never heard of him. (Laughs) Those were great times. We were all just friends hoping to get gigs and have fun playing. We were cutting our teeth, learning our craft, learning how to deal with promoters, touring, self-releasing albums and merchandise. It was all new to us, but I think we did great, and accomplished the fun. Everyone involved in ABS (Attaboy Skip) looks back fondly. —Nick Durcholz


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PHOTO CREDIT BOXERS: MARCK MCCOY

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Evansville Police Department (EPD) Detective/School Resources Officer Patrick Phernetton is on a mission. The driving force behind the local charity boxing event Guns & Hoses, he is laser-focused on making the upcoming sixth edition the most successful yet. And he is taking another major step towards his ultimate goal: building a group home in the community for children afflicted with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).

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hernetton’s daughter, Mykenna (“Mickey”) is one of the more than 400,000 individuals around the world living with this rare genetic disorder. The disease creates a sense of constant hunger and if left unattended, sufferers of PWS will literally eat themselves to death. Each year since its inception, Guns & Hoses has raised thousands of dollars for the cause, not to mention the up-keep of Kids Kingdom Playground and countless other charities for children with disabilities. Phernetton spoke with News4U about the April 20th event that pits the EPD against the Evansville Fire Department (EFD) in a battle royal inside the ring. News4U (N4U): How did the idea for Guns & Hoses initially come about? Patrick Phernetton (PP): Well, they say the best ideas are stolen (laughs). I used to work in St. Louis, and they have been staging a similar event there for many years. It’s extremely popular and has raised a ton of money. N4U: What makes this event such a success? PP: Well, it’s part rock concert, part boxing matches. We really try to emphasize the entertainment value. People always love our openings – they’re always flashy and patriotic. This year there’s a twist that I can’t tell you about. But I promise it’s going to be big. As for the matches, there will be about 15. Thankfully, we always have plenty of volunteers, so I don’t have to fight (laughs)! The crowd really gets into the action and loves seeing the two departments clash.

N4U: What’s the relationship like between the EPD and the EFD? PP: This event has done wonders for the relationship. There will always be a natural rivalry between the two departments – it’s just built in. But since Guns & Hoses, we now have a common cause. You’ll see at the event – after each fight, the boxers will hug and hold each others’ hands in the air. When we’re out in the community serving the public, we have a lot to talk about with each other now because of this charity. N4U: How close are you to realizing your dream of building an area group home for PWS children? PP: Based on the money raised from Guns & Hoses, we’re about four or five years away from the goal. There are only a handful of homes around the country, and I have no doubt that once we open it, we will receive requests from all over. So, my hope is that we keep raising money and building more homes as time goes on. N4U: Who are the people that have helped make this event a reality? PP: My fellow 911 Gives Hope board members have been invaluable: Billy Bolin, Chris Reiter, Matt Garnett, Dave Weis, Chris Everett and Darin Harmon. And I can’t sing the praises of EFD Inspector Mike Doran enough. I do this because my daughter has a disease, but these guys do it because that’s the kind of people they are – just good citizens. —Thomas Ellis

Every single penny raised goes to charity, so come cheer (and boo) the blue and the red at the sixth annual Guns & Hoses on April 20th. The beat-downs begin at 7 p.m. Visit thefordcenter.com for more information. This Event is Sponsored by Budweiser.

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Arts Festival Spring Edition // Spunk in the City 2013

This year the Haynie's Corner Art District has two exciting community events that put the fun in funky for both kids and adults alike on the same weekend in April.

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he 4th Annual Funk in the City – Spring Edition Arts Festival will be on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the corner of 2nd Street and Adams Avenue (Evansville’s Haynie’s Corner, known for its signature fountain in the middle of the square) and is an all ages, family-friendly event. The cost of admission is only $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the art program of Evansville’s Boys and Girls Club. Funk in the City, a locally based volunteer run organization, has been providing the tri-state area artistic festivals and events since its founding ten years ago. Because of the popularity of their Haynie’s Corner Fall Art’s Festival held in every year in September, now in its 11th year, the Spring Edition Art’s Festival promises to bring in very large crowds from throughout the region. Those that attend the fest can expect to see and be able to purchase various types of art ranging from painting, pottery, jewelry, handmade crochet and more from over 50 local, regional and national artists. Local artists include Aunt Jenny’s knits, T. J. Byrd Antiquity Design, David Powell Glass Art and Cynthia Watson. Food vendors will also be at the fest with local establishments being represented in a range from the Acropolis and Kirby’s Fine Dining to Zesto’s.

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On Friday, April 26th listen to Andrea Wirth, Opal Fly, and Firefox Magik on the radio at 91.5 WUEV as they play some tunes you can expect to hear, and talk about the festival on the Paul Mattingly Show live from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All three will be performing that night at the fest. The COC hopes everyone can make it down to as much of one event, and hopefully both events if at all possible because, as they put it, “It takes a tribe to raise a village and with your help we are all “Keepin’ Evansville Funky.”

—Julie Buente

For more information on Funk in the City you can email funkinthecity@gmail.com or call 812-205- 3046.

PHOTO CREDIT MARK MCCOY

The weekend provides another event, the 2013 Spring Spunk in the City Music, Dance and Fire Festival, this one with a plethora of genres in live music for adults only (21 +) just around the corner (literally) at the Bokeh Lounge Outdoor Music Pavilion at 1007 Parrett Street. This fest will be starting on Friday, April 26th at 8 p.m. and will go until at least 2 a.m. It will pick up again Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. It is hosted by the “Chamber of Consciousness,” or COC, and who declare themselves as ““a collective of Super Heroes cleverly disguised as artists on a mission of “Keepin’ Evansville Funky.” They also encourage revelers to come dressed as their favorite inner-super hero! There will be musicians and performers galore including Special Guest of Honor and Grammy Award Winning artist Jeff “Stick” Davis, Andrea Wirth & The Honey Vines, Opal Fly and the Swatters, Dave Flick Band, Hankster the Prankster, Penelope, Da’ FUNK Man, DJ Fox & the Fly Girl, DJ Blue, DJ Laudi, Foxfire Magik & Thy Faery Pranksters, Super Blue, Blind Dog Gatewood and Exotica Fireshow.


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Why you should have renters insurance! with

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f you rent a home or apartment, renters insurance is a musthave. The average cost is around ten to fifteen dollars per month and it protects you and your stuff from all kinds of terrible things! We all know someone who has been burglarized or who lost everything in a fire or other disaster. Renters insurance protects your personal belongings. It also protects you if you are negligent and accidentally start a fire by leaving the stove on, or if you leave your house/apartment in a hurry and leave the water running and it overflows into the house or the apartment below you! Without renters insurance, you would be personally responsible for any damage done to the home or apartment building. This does happen, and you want to make sure you are covered!

"How do I know how much coverage to get?" When deciding how much personal property coverage you need, you should assess what it would cost to replace everything you own. Not what it is worth, but what it would take to go to the store and buy it again. That is the minimum amount of coverage you should purchase. When it comes to choosing liability coverage, I don’t recommend anything less than $300,000 for most people (it isn’t extremely costly to increase coverage beyond that either). That should ensure your assets are covered. So if you or one of your kids accidentally destroys your rented house or apartment, your insurance company will replace it and you will not be sued (by your landlords insurance company) for the cost of the building. If you don’t have the money to pay for the repairs, you can even lose future earnings until the debt is paid! Renter’s insurance doesn’t cover everything so it is important to ask your agent what it does and doesn’t cover; the important thing is that you get the insurance to protect you!

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PHOTO CREDIT BRIT FLOYD

Live at the Ford Center Brit Floyd is not your typical tribute band. No, this isn’t just a bunch of guys who get together on the weekends to escape the doldrums of their workaday lives by assuming the identities of rock stars. Rather, this is an obsession – a deep, all-encompassing love for the music of Pink Floyd.

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he members of Brit(ish) Floyd (which include a New Yorker – more about that later) have taken the idea of a tribute band about as far as it can go, replicating every note, nuance, sound and visual. The attention to detail is astonishing whether your eyes are open or closed. No, this is not a weekend band. These guys tour like a rock and roll machine, complete with hordes of semis carrying the gigantic stage props, lights and sound equipment necessary to make you feel like you walked into a genuine Pink Floyd concert. On the eve of a major North American tour that arrives at the Ford Center on April 19, bassist Ian Cattell (the lone American in the band) spoke with News4U about the Brit Floyd experience. News4U (N4U): You are obviously nuts about Pink Floyd. When did the band first appear on your radar? Ian Cattell (IC): I remember when The Wall came out – I was about 10 at the time. I won the album through a radio contest. But then my mom heard “Another Brick in the Wall” on our way to pick it up – specifically the line “we don’t need no education” – and decided that we don’t need that album (laughs)! I eventually got my own copy of The Wall though, and the rest is history.

N4U: How did a native New Yorker become the front man for a British-based tribute band? IC: Well, Brit Floyd actually grew out of the Australian Pink Floyd tribute band, and their bassist didn’t want to tour much anymore. Auditions were held in the UK, but they couldn’t find anybody. That led to an expanded search.

N4U: You are effectively the “Roger Waters” of the band. How daunting is it to be the voice of Pink Floyd every night? IC: I’ve received some training, so I can do very well with the vocal demands of Roger Waters songs, but if you were to ask me to sing Led Zeppelin or Queen it would be worse than awful (laughs). I just sort of sing “in character” and stay aware of my limitations. N4U: For this tour, the band is playing five full album sides from five different Pink Floyd albums. How did you decide which material to play? IC: It was tough. If we played everything song we wanted to, the gigs would be six hours long (laughs). It was just a process of figuring out which sides of which albums would work well together – and just playing a nice variety of material for the fans and us. N4U: Has the band received any comments – good or bad – from former members of Pink Floyd? IC: They are certainly aware of us. David Gilmour actually hired a former incarnation of this band to play his 50th birthday party. Plus, he saw them in concert and came backstage afterwards. N4U: Considering the sheer spectacle of the production which mimics Pink Floyd’s 1994 Division Bell tour (known as the Pulse tour), how much preparation was necessary? IC: Endless. I promise that no one who loves Pink Floyd will be disappointed.

—Thomas Ellis

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Presents:

Have you ever wondered what to do with those older items that are past their prime, but you can’t seem to bring yourself to throw away? Why not recycle the items and make something wearable out of them?

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hat’s the idea behind a trashion show. A trashion show is a fashion show where the clothes are designed and made completely from materials that would otherwise be headed to the trash or recycling. Lorna Littrell was traveling this past fall when she came upon the idea for a trashion show. “I happened to see where another community had done a show like this, and I fell in love with the idea,” she said. Littrell returned home and placed a few phone calls in hopes of bringing this event to the tri-state. She has partnered with the Downtown Henderson Partnership and Ohio National Bank to bring the Trashion Show to Henderson. Ohio National Bank helped immensely by underwriting some of the expense of the show. “Our photographer, Chelsea Crooks, created some posters and flyers and distributed them with the help of the DHP, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Valley National Bank, and we were on our way!” exclaimed Littrell. Submitted sketches will be reviewed by the panel of judges “so they can make sure they pass the wearability and wardrobe ‘good taste’ test.” “Hopefully this year, when everyone sees how much fun it will be, we will have more young people wanting to participate,” said Littrell. The participants will enter at least one outfit to the show. They can choose to model the looks themselves or have the models exhibit them. Henderson’s Trashion Show will be a friendly competition, and eight adults will be able to vie for the chance to win a $500 Grand Prize. Second place is $250, and People’s Choice Award will be $100. But the day won’t be all about competition. There will also be non-competitive participation as well. “I will be wearing an outfit that I am designing completely out of trash, just for fun. So is Pop Prince, one of our three judges. We’ll also have several other dignitaries and city officials sporting some ‘trashion’ wear,” Littrell said. The Trashion show will be held April 27 at 2 p.m. at Studio 421. Studio 421 is located at 421 North Main Street in Henderson, KY. The show will be a true runway show, and it will be held outside, so those planning to attend should bring chairs or blankets for seating. Admission is completely free. So come out the Trashion Show, and get some idea of what you can do with all of that old stuff that you can’t bear to throw away! And what better time to have such an earth-friendly fashion show than right around Earth Day!? —Lauren VanCleve

For more information call 270-748-0359 or visit Studio 421 on Facebook.

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2013 Night Train Tour at The Ford Center Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour will be coming to the Ford Center on April 25th, and fans will be excited to learn that Aldean has thought outside the country-music box and added some surprises to his show.

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ldean told The Tennessean that he feels like a child at Christmas-time, “I’ve got all kinds of new stuff to play with,” he said. This go-around he had the time and money to put on the spectacular show that he’s been dying to give his fans. On one of the first nights of his Night Train tour, Aldean sold out Madison Square Garden and was feeling pretty good about himself until he saw a banner proclaiming that Sir Elton John has sold out 62 shows there. Although Aldean is really trying to make a name for himself in country music, he isn’t looking to be like fellow country singer Blake Shelton, currently starring on The Voice, and using television to move up the ladder. Although it may be for some people, it is not something Jason says he’ll ever do. In a quote from The Tennessean, Aldean says, “I’d be miserable if I wasn’t out on the road playing my shows.” Jason really likes pushing himself in every way he can, he’s quoted in several articles, as well as on his official website, as saying “I’ve always kind of felt like I had something to prove. It’s what keeps me hungry.” That hunger drives Aldean towards the highintensity, live show that fans will see on this year’s Night Train tour. Aldean has never been one to open up much about his personal life, but he did tell Country Weekly what it was like to be recognized everywhere he goes and protecting his wife and two young girls from crazed fans. He says that being famous has taken a toll on his family and made him a more-than-normal, overly-protective dad and husband. “I don’t want to sound like I’m bitching about [fame]. It’s a good problem to have,” Jason told Country Weekly. Jason Aldean really hit pay-dirt in the country music scene with his 2009 album Wide Open and the release of “Big Green Tractor,” which debuted at number 48 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. It spent four weeks at number one. According to Aldean’s official website, Jason has sold more than 7 million records, had ten number one songs and this 2011 album My Kinda Party was the top-selling country album of the year. Jason enjoys singing songs to his fans that they can relate to, songs about heartbreak, love and finding the right girl, but what a lot of fans may not know is that while they can relate to Aldean’s songs, they cannot relate to Aldean himself, since the words he sings are not his own. Jason only co-wrote three songs for his self-titled, debut album, and since then has been content to let Nashville’s best songwriters do the rest, he told Taste of Country. He says he still writes whenever he is on the road, but is the most critical of his own writing, and therefore he is the first to refuse to record his own music. Music lovers become so interested in finding bands who write words that he or she can relate to; finding out that your favorite singer does not write his or her own music is like an arrow to the heart—it’s musical heartbreak. Although, Aldean may not write his own music, at least he has a couple things going for him: he has a sexy voice, and he certainly knows a hit song when he hears it! —Kristina Smith Tickets for Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The show begins at 7:30. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • April 2013

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Live at the Victory After 15 years of hard work, country act Little Big Town (LBT) received some long-overdue recognition at the recent Grammy Awards, taking home the prize for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the song Pontoon.

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he lead single off the band’s latest release, Tornado, it hit number one last year and helped the album reach gold status after just a few months. We’ll be lucky enough to catch the band at the height of its popularity when the “Tornado Tour” blows through Evansville with special guest David Nail on April 20 at the Victory Theatre. LBT members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet first got together in 1998 through a shared love of vocal harmonies. With Sweet and Westbrook on guitar and all four members trading lead vocals, the band’s sound quickly took shape. Unfortunately, LBT’s career didn’t take off nearly as fast. After changing record labels several times, they finally achieved chart success with the 2005 album, The Road to Here. It produced two top-ten singles and sold over a million copies. Five years later, the band hit the top-ten again with the single “Little White Church” off 2010’s The Reason Why. Signed to yet another new label, LBT toured heavily in support of the album and started writing songs for last year’s Tornado – fast on its way to becoming the biggest seller of the band’s long career. Despite releasing just two albums so far, special guest David Nail is already a star in his own right. Two monster hits – “Red Light” and “Let It Rain” – have made the golden-voiced Missouri native a regular presence on the country charts. Still, he remains refreshingly down-to-earth. “It sounds like a cliché, but I was born with a gift, I believe, and not many other gifts,” Nail

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says with tongue firmly in cheek. “So, I was either going to pursue music and have a chance at being successful or try my hand at something that I had no talent for.” Success in the music business was not as simple as it initially seemed though, a fact that he puts down to youth. “I came to Nashville from a small town in 2002 and got a deal pretty easily. I thought the hard part was over. But I think it was prett y obvious to the people that had invested in me that I wasn’t quite ready,” Nail explains. “It took me a while to figure out what had just happened – it was such a blur. Looking back now, it’s easy to see that I wasn’t mentally prepared.” It would take seven years before Nail officially released his debut album, I’m About to Come Alive, Alive but the wait was clearly worth it. “Red Light,” the second single off the album, was a career-making hit that continues to affect fans emotionally. “Even today, people come up to me and tell me how much they love that song and how much it means to them,” Nail says. But the best was yet to come. “Let It Rain” off 2011’s The Sound of a Million Dreams went all the way to the top of the country charts and the video has racked up millions of views on Youtube. In July of last year, Nail released a three-song digital-only EP titled 1979 that features a sterling cover of Adele’s number one smash, “Someone Like You.” He is absolutely thrilled to be opening for LBT and can’t wait to finish work on his upcoming third album.

—Thomas Ellis


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Shopping Around for Rates

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Bender of Mortgage Masters

driving down the east side of town the other day and noticed something. Within a mile in any direction, I saw a slew of Iiswas billboards from local competitors with mortgage rates/terms on them. The fine print at the bottom of the ads are so long there never enough time to read it while you are waiting at a stoplight or actually driving down the road. The same can be said about internet lenders and their commercials also. Unless you were to rewind your DVR, and pause it directly on the screen that shows the fine print, you most likely will miss all the critical details of what the offer really consists of. That being said, its encouraged to shop for mortgage rates and products however, there are some things that you should consider when you start to look for possible financing options for your new home purchase or refinance of an existing loan you have: • Loan rates are much like gas prices…..they can go up and down daily. If I or another lender give you a quote on a particular day, be cautious that the rate can change the next day. •

Make sure you are comparing “apples to apples” when it comes to mortgage products.

Credit score and down payment are a huge factor in determining important factors like your mortgage rate.

Loan term is also very important. In most cases a 15 year note will have a lower rate than what the same loan on a 30 year term is.

By understanding these factors for your loan, you will better understand the “fine print” and be able to distinguish the difference between one quote and another. —Clint Bender NMLS license #17313.

Give me a call and I can customize a mortgage that’s’ right for you! I can answer any additional questions and offer a free, no-obligation quote or prequalification, contact me at Clint Bender Mortgage Banker on Facebook.com/ClintBenderMortgageBanker or via phone at 812-430-0128.

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PHOTO CREDIT BOSSE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPT.

Fun-loving off the court and even-keeled on it, Janisha ‘Koosey’ Lindsey is as much caring as she is to be feared with a basketball in her hands.

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s a point guard for Bosse she averaged 18 points per game her senior year but also took a generous stance with the ball. She achieved eight assists on average per game making her fourth all-time in assists in a single season in Indiana Girls Basketball history. Her quick hands were also notorious for steals, racking up and average of six per game placing her as fifth all-time in a single season in the history of Indiana Girls Basketball. With her gift of leadership, ability to take control over the ball no matter the size of the opposition and her unfading work ethic, ‘Koosey’ is an impeccable athlete.

News4U (N4U): Who or what first got you into basketball? Janisha ‘Koosey’ Lindsey (JL): My mom, dad, uncles and majority of my older cousins all played basketball, so I followed their footsteps and got into basketball as well.

N4U: If you could pick one player alive or dead to play a game of one-on-one with, who would it be and why? JL: If I could pick one person to play oneon-one with, it would be Delle Donne because she is a great player and also one of my favorites.

N4U: What is one of your best memories tied to basketball? JL: One of my best memories tied to basketball would be winning the sectional title this year with this year’s group of girls and coaching staff.

N4U: What are some of your interests outside basketball? JL: Spending time with family and friends.

N4U: What aspect of your game do you think you can improve? Explain. JL: My left hand, because it’s not as strong as my right and everyone tells me if I get it as strong I would be so much better. N4U: What do you want your future with basketball to be? JL: I plan on furthering my career as far as I can with basketball step by step; possibly the WNBA.

N4U: What do you plan on studying in college? JL: I plan on studying physical science in college.

N4U: Describe the feeling you get after winning a big game. JL: The feeling I get after winning a big game is mutual, I share so much joy but at the same time I cannot settle and be satisfied. I do love those feelings. N4U: What advice would you give to someone who wants to get really good at basketball? JL: I would tell them that anything is possible, that it takes time and dedication and if you have that, the sky is the limit for you. I would also tell them no matter what, at any moment, never give up because hard work pays off. —Nick Durcholz

N4U: Who or what do you feel you represent with your talent out on the court? JL: I feel like all of my friends and family are very supportive through the bad and good games, so to represent them with my talent means everything.

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The Evansville Philharmonic

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Live at the Victory Theatre Legends of the stage and screen, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. were famously known as members of the Rat Pack, a group of New York friends that hung out in the 1950's and 60's. Undeniably brilliant on their own, together they created pure magic  an unparalleled mix of comedy and song that has never aged. The trios shows at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas while on location filming the original Ocean's 11 are treasured by Rat Pack fans to this day.

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n April 6th and 7th at the Victory Theatre, Sal Viviano (Sinatra), Nat Chandler (Martin) and Eric Jordan Young (Davis, Jr.) – all talented veterans of Broadway – will recreate the sights and sounds of those remarkable performances. Though the original “Rat Pack” performed over 50 years ago, you will swear that they are alive and well, and more entertaining than ever. Viviano was kind enough to speak with News4U about the upcoming shows and his journey to Broadway. News4U (N4U): You started out as a singer opening for comedians – what was that experience like? Sal Viviano (SV): I was just a teenager at the time working summers as an athletic director at a family resort. At night, they had entertainment and once they found out I could sing, I was asked to open for the comedians. So, my repertoire expanded very quickly – there was a full band, and they wrote out charts for me. It was a fantastic way to learn the Great American Songbook as well as the nightclub business .I learned all about “timing” and how to tell a joke. From there, I started opening for comedians in Chicago, St. Louis, New York – working with legends like Bob Hope and George Goebel. N4U: When did you first become aware of Sinatra? SV: My parents were big opera fans, and they both sang professionally. The only pop music we listened to was Mario Lanza and Robert Goulet – there were no Sinatra albums in the house. I didn’t really know his repertoire that well until about 10 or 12 years ago when I started performing concerts of Broadway standards. I realized that Sinatra had recorded just about every great song written during his era, and that his style really suited my voice. N4U: Was your introduction to Broadway everything you imagined it would be? SV: It was, and it wasn’t. I happened to be in New York at the time that auditions for the Three Musketeers were being held. I tried out and ended up getting flown back seven times for call-backs. I thought, ‘now I know why Broadway shows are so expensive (laughs)!’ But it’s a business, and talent wins out. There’s not a lot of time wasted on people who aren’t willing to work hard. N4U: Did you ever have the opportunity to meet the “Rat Pack?” SV: I actually met Sammy and Dean on different occasions but never did meet Frank, unfortunately. The chemistry and camaraderie between the three of them and their appreciation for each other is what made their performances – especially the Sands Hotel shows – so special. Those guys were true entertainers, and to walk in their shoes for a few hours during a night is a tremendous thrill. I think that fact is evident in the show that we’ll be doing in Evansville. I’m a huge fan of both Nat and Eric – they’re both great guys. We all bring a long history to it from various backgrounds that make for a wonderful evening and a lot of laughs. —Thomas Ellis The show April 6th & 7th @7 p.m.

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Summer Camp Guide Swonder Ice Arena 209 N. Boeke • Evansville, IN 812-479-0989 • Skateswonder.com

This camp is constructed purely and simply to be a blast. Campers 6-12 years old will have so many activities to choose from it will make their heads spin. Camp Swonder campers can go ice skating, swimming at Hartke Pool and on nature hikes in Wesselman’s Woods. The children will have access to instructors teaching instructional hockey, general ice-skating, comic art drawing, junior zumba and tumbling lessons, all under one roof. Campers will enjoy sports, games, crafts and more! Starting May 29, Swonder offers week-long sessions and discounts for multiple children. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Visit their website or call for more information. “One of the most unique things about our camp is that all campers have the option of signing up for a variety of instructional activities at no additional charge,” – Assistant Facility Manager, Danielle Crook

YMCA Evansville

222 N.W. 6th St. • Evansville, IN 812-423-9622 • YMCA.Evansville.net

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

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“The YMCA is the leading child care provider in the nation so we a lot of resources to pull from. We offer the SPARK program to make sure all the kids are being active and a reading program partnership with multiple libraries within Vanderburgh County. Also, the staff to child ratio is one to ten and there are four field trips a week,” —Child Care Director, Brandi Kuhlenschmidt

Metro Sports Center 5820 Metro Ave. • Evansville, IN 812-479-5425 • Metrosportscenter.net

If your children love sports of all kinds, this camp is the one for them. It is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early drop-offs and late pick-ups, lunch and snacks are all included. Daily activities at Metro Sports Center will include soccer, baseball, basketball, flag football, dodgeball, gymnastics, volleyball, arts & crafts and much more! This camp is ideal for keeping your children active this summer! Metro Summer Sports Day Camp is for children ages 4-12. First week of camp is $129 as well as a $100 deposit. There is a discount for

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

Our camp is all based on fun and sports. Children of all ages and skill levels go home worn-out. Parents love that,” —General Manger, Jeff Fossett.

Evansville Basketball Academy (EBA) 2800 Kotter Ave. • Evansville 812-476-6654 • Ebahoops.com

Basketball is the name of the game at this camp and if your son or daughter is into some hoops action, this is hands-down the camp for them. No matter what your little baller’s age or skill level there is a week to accommodate them. The sessions begin on June 4 and end on August 1. While the camps will welcome children grades K-11. Each week is tailored to a certain age group. Every week is priced at $99, except for July 9-11 which is a NSL/ ASW Combo Camp for children grades 5-8. Other weeks’ themes are Fundamentals, Noah Shooting, Offensive Skills and Full Package. Call for more information or visit their website for a registration form. “Since we don’t offer swimming, tennis or kickball, and only specialize in year-round basketball, it’s easy to see why Evansville Basketball Academy is where the real action is,” —President, Phil Kessler. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • April 2013

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On Saturday, April 20th the Junior League of Evansville and the Evansville Morning Rotary are presenting the Rockin’ River City Ride and Battle of the Bands in Downtown Evansville.

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5K walk, a 5K and 10K family bike ride and a 25K, 60K and 100K bike ride are the big happenings planned for the day of the Rockin’ River City Ride, a one-day community event beginning in Sunset Park along the Evansville Riverfront. Pre-registration ends on April 10th and is $25 for the individual rider (all distances and all ages) with it going up to $35 after that date, up to the day of the event. Family Ride rates are available at $50 for a family of four with just a $5 fee for each additional family member after that. Your registration includes one free t-shirt, one free admission to the Battle of the Bands, free admission to the bike park and rest stops, free support, a free lunch for all 25K, 60K and 100K riders, free shuttle service and a bike drop off. Fully stocked rest stops, route support and a bike park with food and merchant vendors will be on hand. A free to the public (you do not have to be registered for the Rockin’ River City Ride to enter) Kid’s Fun Park with bounce houses, games, prizes, face painting, and clowns will be available. It will also include Evan the Otter, the mascot of the Evansville Otters, a bike helmet giveaway and a bike safety presentation. That evening the Battle of the Bands will begin at 5 p.m. at Casino Aztar and is a 21-and-over event with a $10 admission. Voting for bands, of which five out of the nine initially entered will be in the competition, were held online during the month of March. Voting was based on a submitted song on the event website. At the time of this article, bands entered include Awaken the Giants, Likewise, Unforgettable Summer, Chrono Stellaris, Third Class Steerage, Newhaven, Vintage Rendition, Pillar of Fire and Gentlemen and Scholars. Emcee band is the local group Akacia. Each competing band will have 45 minutes to play at the event with judging split between audience voting and the judges to determine who will win a recording studio package from Moore Music and 77 Recording, a feature article in the May issue of News4U, more media coverage and the title of “Best Band in the Tri-State.” In 2012 the winners were The Dang Heathens, a local favorite and allaround group of interesting, extremely talented and genuinely nice people and musicians. Lead singer of The Dang Heathens, Andy Moore, said of winning the competition, “I felt personally that winning was a tremendous compliment and an honor.” The following is his advice for those competing this year: “I would advise others to play as many shows as possible, because experience is a good way to deal with being nervous onstage. We practiced quite a bit and tried to make a set list that worked within the time constraints.” —Julie Buente For more information on both events, to register for the rides, and to buy tickets to the Battle of the Bands you can visit www.rockinrivercityride.org or call 812-423-9127. You can also register for the rides the day of the event and buy tickets at the door for the Battle of the Bands.

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JASON WATSON FOOD CRITIC Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar 108 2nd St. Henderson, KY 42420 270-212-2133

“CKB” is not only what I’ve been waiting for, it’s what we all have been waiting for. I entered a very casual dining establishment and was greeted with gourmet cuisine that had flavor, character and wonderful eye appeal. This was country walls with New York taste! First, a bib salad topped with shaved Bleu Cheese (who does that) had my taste buds satisfied. Then an abundance of roasted Brussel Sprouts, seasoned with soy and garlic and another ingredient for you to figure out. Oh man, they were tasty! Next thing I knew, here come the Scallops. Perfectly seared and the Sweet Corn Truffle Puree was simply the grandest of sauces. After, the New Orleans-Style Shrimp hit me with a bite of salt and sweet. All and all, everything was exactly what it was meant to be, wonderfully delicious. Please, I beg, please try the Kobe Beef Hot Dog and their specialty cocktails. Finally, a gastro pub that we can all enjoy and afford! CKB also offers you small-batch menu features, but when they are gone, they are gone. On a final note, if you are a bourbon fan, the smoked Woodford Reserve (I like to drink my dessert) was the best dessert ever!

Kipplees Stadium Inn Restaurant 2350 E Division St. Evansville, IN 47711 812-476-1936

This review is on the Kipplee Dip, but I can’t remember the last time I only ordered one thing at a restaurant. For starters, your always fun bar food, fried mushrooms and onion rings. Let me say, these may just be some of the best onion rings around! I love them and you will too. Dip them in ketchup, dip them in horseradish, for gosh sakes dip them in your freaking beer, they are fantastic. As far as the mushrooms go, really, you serve them hot and they are always tasty, and when you put some cocktail sauce on the table, I’m not going be upset. So anyway, let’s get to the dip, shall we. This was another tasty morsel of cuisine. The sandwich approached me, topped with grilled red and green bell peppers and smothered in provolone. Shaved beef underneath, surrounded by a toasty bun. You add a little au-jus and you have just made me a pretty happy man. This sandwich was a solid addition to the always tasty menu at an always friendly and well established, home-town favorite.

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COOKING SPOTLIGHT Fresh Greens for Spring at

Salad World

As Matt continues to push for expansion of Salad World into other markets, he is quick to point out the ripple effect the franchise’s success will have locally. “Since we’re based here in Evansville, any expansion that we do is going to help this city in some way – the more successful a business here becomes, the more it reflects positively on the community,” he explains. And he is also quick to point out the invaluable assistance he has received along the way. “My mom and dad – Greg and Diane Matt – have done a lot of work for the restaurant and been a huge help to me. I can’t thank them enough.” —Thomas Ellis Visit Salad World at these locations: 3311 North Green River Road, 4951 West Lloyd Expressway, 601 East Boonville Harmony Highway, 200 Main Street and coming soon to Newburgh.

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here’s no shortage of franchise restaurants in the area, but there are very few that actually originated here. One shining example of a locally-owned business with plans to move into other markets is Salad World. Initially located on the East side, Salad World has since expanded to the North side, West side, Downtown and Newburgh. And considering the success of these locations, the sky is the limit. “We want to try and go to as many places as we can – Indianapolis, St. Louis, Nashville, all the surrounding markets,” explains Ryan Matt, owner of the West side and Downtown locations. “But we want to stay Evansville-based as far as the corporate structure goes.” Ryan and his brother Andy have been involved with Salad World since the beginning. “We started out working for the East side store four years ago. The original owner was looking to franchise out, so we opened the West side location around that time and then the Downtown location a few months ago.” While Salad World’s local roots set it apart from the majority of franchise restaurants in the area, the food is the real difference. “Our philosophy is that we cook everything made-to-order,” says Matt. “All of the salads are prepared fresh – we only use Romaine lettuce. We slice all of our own meats and always use the best ingredients possible for all of our meals.” And now that spring has finally arrived, this fresh, light, healthy approach to food is the perfect antidote to any lingering winter doldrums. Still, Matt stresses that the nutritional value of the Salad World menu doesn’t translate to boring, tasteless food. “Our food is absolutely delicious,” he says. “Some of my favorites are the salmon asparagus, pecan chicken, Mandarin chicken, chef’s club and Greek salads. But we do want people to know that Salad World has so much more to offer. We have amazing, fresh wraps, pitas, sandwiches, homemade soups and potatoes, too.” Another aspect of Salad World that Matt wants to promote is catering. “Especially for employers that are looking for newer, healthier ways to feed their workers, we offer a nice alternative to the usual pizza and hamburger options,” he says. “Just like in our restaurants, we do the catering to order. In fact, we have catered for the National Guard a few times – almost 300 people – so we can handle big orders.”

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Mr. Earl's Soul Food Joint 1113 Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713 812-774-5013

ith 48 years of cooking experience under his belt, it is more than fair to say the jolly Earl McNary of Mr. Earl’s Soul Food Joint knows how to please through culinary means. Most every customer that strolls into the small, old but cozy building on Riverside is greeted warmly by Mr. Earl himself and wrapped in a soothing blanket of delicious scents from the kitchen. Mr. Earl’s country cooking with a soulful note has been part of the community since 1984 when he opened the very first (of five or six he says) Mr. Earl’s Soul Food Joint. Perhaps, Mr. Earl’s most marked culinary experience is supervising a meal for President John F. Kennedy and 6,000 other guests while in the military. He plans on opening another restaurant soon on Lincoln Avenue to do his part to help excite the stagnancy of culture in Evansville’s black community. Entering the ‘joint’ on Riverside, I immediately noticed the eclectic but simple décor, family photos, sentimental knick-knacks, brightly-colored tablecloths decked out with white flowers, but most importantly, the feeling of comfort. It was warm and welcoming like my grandmother’s dining room. When Mr. Earl was ready to serve for the day he stacked a rectangular plate for me with most every offering of the day. After grabbing utensils and a beverage, I promptly dug into the Mac & Cheese because it caught my eye with its deep yellowish, orange hue. It was packed with flavor. The amount of cheese was perfectly balanced, not too rich and it held a slight spiciness that really upped the ante. This side is a great way to relive some childhood memories. Next I tried the Greens, they were a great mix of earthy and savory tones with a tiny bit of spice that marinated on the palate and faded into a very pleasant aftertaste. Right next to

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the Greens was the Cabbage. The cabbage was a bit crunchier than the Greens and packed a more powerful earthy flavor. It was a bit of an acquired taste and texture at first but then a subtle spiciness came out of the blue and made it interesting. Then I moved to the section of my tray where Mr. Earl had placed all the meats he had prepared for the day. I tried the Pepper Steak first; it was incredibly tender and savory. Next was the Meatloaf. This dish is the definition of comfort food. It was rich and savory, definitely not a light dish but intensely flavorful. I could pick out each flavor too, the tangy tomato sauce, the onions and the tender, savory beef. After the Meatloaf, I tried my personal favorite: the Pork Cutlet. The mild flavor of the pork was catapulted by the light, flaky but savory breading, and then a hint of sweetness brought it around full circle. Lastly, I dove into a section of Mr. Earl’s Barbeque Ribs. They were smoky and tender, a perfect texture with an earthy element offset by the sweetness of the sauce. This dish is a flavor carnival. I feel I have to mention the crown jewel of Mr. Earl’s desserts: the Chess Pie. It is velvety in texture and holds a nutty sweetness with tones of caramel and toffee. It is extremely flavorful but also fairly light. Though I had a full lunch experience at Mr. Earl’s, there are many more soul-satisfying dishes in his repertoire. So stop by to enjoy simple, great-tasing food and to say hello! —Nick Durcholz


localchefspotlight Jayson Munoz

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KB (Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar) is a gastropub located in Henderson, KY. By definition, a gastro-pub is a word to describe a bar that serves high-quality food. The building at 108 2nd Street that houses CKB is the closest building to the river and was built in the late 1800’s. There you will find an industrial vibe with a cozy, big city feel. The food is served on small plates and sharing plates with the diners in your party is encouraged. Some typical fare includes Brussel sprouts (CKB will make a believer out of people claiming to not like them), roasted cauliflower, Wagu beef, truffle ravioli over corn roasted truffle purée, bib lettuce salad and chocolate ravioli for dessert. They also offer larger plate options as well as kid friendly fare. CKB is co-owned by Chef Jayson Munoz and Henderson native Dr. Mark Logan. Munoz is originally from Glenwood Springs, CO, but was raised in St. Louis. Though not a classically trained chef, Munoz has worked for Macaroni Grill and is also the current owner of Kanpai Sushi Asian Bistro in Evansville. Both Munoz and Logan enjoy traveling and the love of food. Munoz shares, “We wanted to open a kind place where we would eat and seek out when we are traveling.” He also shares, “I love trying new things, cooking new things and letting

CKB (Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar) 108 2nd Street in Henderson, KY 42420 (270) 212-2133

people try new things. I look at it like a tour guide. When you are at CKB, I get to guide you through your meal and dining experience. I love seeing people’s faces when they try new things. I keep my passion because I like trying new things and love sharing them.” CKB aims to give its patrons a comfortable, casual and inviting environment. The building is more than 100 years old and boasts twelveand-a-half-foot tin ceilings as well as exposed brick walls giving it an industrial, early Amercian feel. Repurposed and reclaimed items are also common throughout the restaurant. From the antique bookshelf from a Nashville flea market used as the back bar, to the 1930’s French Tolix stools used as bar stools, the venue brings new meaning to the phrase ‘an eye for detail.’ They have also worked to tie in other decorative items with the cultural and historic feel of Henderson County. In terms of food, Munoz’s favorite dish at CKB is the New Orleans shrimp. He shares, “We had a bone marrow feature last weekend. No one for 90 miles does bone morrow. Foodies will love us!” The fine dining atmosphere of CKB also includes a bar with around 50 craft beers, specialty mixed cocktails and generally five to six different red wines. CKB additionally smokes its own Woodford Reserve Bourbon. For the lunch crowd, CKB offers an express lunch that includes a drink and has over 140 different combinations that you can choose from. For dinner, Munoz says, “Come and sit down to order a few small plates and experience some new things with the people you enjoy. [We’re] only 12 minutes from the east-side of Evansville and even closer from downtown. You will be glad you came.” Munoz also adds, “The food is way cool and am so excited to share it.” —Nikki Davis

Call 270-212-2133 for more information. CKB is located at 108 2nd Street in Henderson and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • April 2013

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

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Bandana BBQ 6636 Logan Dr. 401-9922 $10-$15/Reservations/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Hawg ‘N’ Sauce (Mt. Vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards J & B Bar-B-Cue (Henderson) 48 S. Holloway 812-270-830-0053 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Nisbet Inn (Haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

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

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Allegra (Inside Holiday Inn Airport Hotel) 7101 Hwy 41 North 812-867-7999 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC/No Checks Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

C.K.B. Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar (Henderson, Ky) 108 N. 2nd St. 270- 212-2133 $10-$15/Causal/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Reservations Accepted/ full bar Cambridge Golf Course 1034 Beacon HIll Rd. 812-868-4653 Reservations Accepted/Under $10, VISA/MC/DSCVR/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX

Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-9150 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC

Beans & Baristas 800 N. Green River Rd. 475-8566 (Eastland Mall) Under$10/Casual/MC/VISA

J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/All major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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


Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC/Full Bar

Patio Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) 104 N. Water St. 270-831-9955 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar

Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill. 3300 US HWY 41 N. (Hend) 812-435-8908 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 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 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ Full Bar

Riverside Cookery (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Inside Cold Stone Creamery) 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy 437-2653 Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/

Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Full Bar/Checks / Credit Cards Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/ Casual/Full Bar/No Reservations/No Checks/ All Major CC Wayback Burgers 115 Cross Pointe Blvd., Ste. 4 475-9272 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/All Major CC

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

China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/ DSCVR

CHINESE

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/Credit Cards

Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA

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

China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Checks Beer & Wine/All Major CC

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

China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

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

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

DELI/CAFES

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


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

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

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Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Salad World Healthy Cafe (North) 601 East Booneville NewHarmony Rd. 867-2741 (East) 3311 N. Green River Rd. 471-5083 (West) 4951 W. Lloyd Expwy. 467-7486 (Downtown) 200 Main St. 422-0898 Under $10/Casual/Cash/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol/No Checks Schlotzsky’s 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Spudz –N– Stuff (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 (Downtown) 101 NW 1st St. 402-7555 (Henderson, KY) 192 Garden Mile Rd. 270-212-1777 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/ Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal

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Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Owensboro, KY) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (Princeton, IN) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/VISA/ MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC

Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd., Ste. 700 477-3354 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Sweet Baby Cheeses (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 477-2253 Under $10/No Alcochol/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

Franklin Lanes Coffee Shop 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/All Major CC/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

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

Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen (Newburgh, IN) 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ DSCVR

Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards

YWCA Tea Room by Mary & Martha 118 Vine St. 422-6922 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/All Major CC

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FAMILY/HOMESTYLE

Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Online ordering available – www. crosseyedcricketrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal


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

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

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

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

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

IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major CC KT’s Fire Grill (Wadesville, IN) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar Reservations/VISA/MC Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted Mr. Earl’s 1113 Riverside Dr. 474-5013 Under $10/Cash Only

O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major C CReservations/ Checks Accepted/ The Redwagon Restaurant & Bar (Poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/All Major CC The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Checks Accepted/NoAlcohol Popeye’s Chicken 3300 N. 1st. Ave 401-1773 Under $10/All MajorCC/No Alcohol Pop’s Grill (New Harmony, IN) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Red Fez (in Hadi Shrine Building)6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Rose Hill Cafe (Newburgh, IN) 8133 Rose Hill Dr. 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Cash Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations/Buffett YWCA Tea Room by Mary & Martha 118 Vine St. 422-6922 Under $10, Casual/All Major CC Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

FINE DINING

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

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

FROZEN YOGURT

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

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

GERMAN

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

GREEK

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

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

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

INDIAN

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

IRISH

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

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

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ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN

Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Café Arazu (Newburgh, IN) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/ MC/DSCVR DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards Pita Pan (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd. (812) 853-9555 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC

JAPANESE

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

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KOREAN

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

LATIN AMERICAN

Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-8070 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No Checks/ Beer & Wine/All Major CC

MEXICAN

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

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Hot Head Burritos 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite A 437-5010 Under $10/All Major CC/ No Alcohol Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/CasualReservations Accepted/Full Bar/Major CC La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major CC/ Full Bar Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major CC Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA


Riviera Mexican Grill 10604 SR. 662 (Newburgh) 490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/

Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC

Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISAMC

Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

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

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

Firehouse Subs 1031 N. Green River Rd. 477-2141 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Online orderingavailable – www.headyspizza.com powered by Click4AMeal

Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 473-3800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks / Beer & Wine/VISA/MC

Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC

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

Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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

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

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

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

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


PRIVATE DINING

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

PUBS

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

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

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

SEAFOOD

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

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

SPANISH

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

STEAKHOUSES

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Res/ Checks/Full Bar/All Major CC Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/

Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/All Major CC Steak and Take Grill (Newburgh, IN) 4946 Hwy 261 473-0300 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit CC Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/ No Checks/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations/ Full Bar/All MajorCredit Cards

TAVERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major CC Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/ Full Bar Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major CC


Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major CC Fat Boy Tavern (Ft. Branch IN) 115 N. McCreary Ave. (812)753-9914 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash Only/Full Bar 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 Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No CC/Full Bar Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major CC/Full Bar Lyle & Bills Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC/VISA, DSCVR

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

Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major CC

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

711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/Full Bar St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recom/ Checks/Full Bar/CC Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC

VIETNAMESE

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

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

THAI

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

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MONDAY, APRIL 1

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monday Night Swing Dance & Social Club 7:30 PM Ford Center -- Kid Rock 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Matt Clark & Friends Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole

Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Entertainment News4U.me 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- DJ MsLiz Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night: Unique Soundz with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night & Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Matt Clark & Friends


KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Cornhole Tournament with Cash Prizes 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Blues with Blind Dog Gatewood & Ryan Rigdon Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night: Nationally Known Comedians 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Elliot Sublett & Friends Lamasco Bar -- The Congress Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

Thursday, April 4 Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night 12:00 PM The Centre -- Junie B. Jones: Centre’d on Kids Broadway Play 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Los Alfaro -- Family Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -College Night with Free Pool and DJ Dance Mix Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Session

7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Matt Clark & Friends Doc’s Nightclub -- BlindDraw Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -Micro Funk 8:30 PM Club Royale -Karaoke with BK 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Ladie’s Night with Mama Judy’s Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke: Unique Soundz Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke FULL Throttle by Hot Rod 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Shawn Broshear 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Live DJ (Upstairs)

Friday, April 5

12:00 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -- April SmokeOut 2013 Blues & BBQ Festival Featuring Boscoe France Band, The Beat Daddy’s, Hog Maw, Honey Roy, Andrea Wirth & More

5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Ben & Matt 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Los Alfaro -- Family Night 6:30 PM New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center -- New Harmony Spring Wine Tasting 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Jazz Hat The Centre -- Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Emma King & The Heartsets Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Stompbox 40 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Opal Fly & Jeff ‘Stick’ Davis present “Sax in the City Fridays” Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montourage Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

USI’'s into

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hy do you run? For your health? For a personal best? For a cure? Whatever your reason, passion or mission is, get ready to run on April 13th in the final and longest race of the 2013 Romain Subaru Screaming Eagles Running Series. Open to runners of all ages, the Spring into Fitness run will take participants on a scenic route including USI’s campus and Burdette Park. Early registration is $20. Late registration will be $25 after April 6th. There will be a free race open to children 12 and under. There will also be a funfest for both children and adults from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go toward scholarships and professional development funds for USI’s Sport Management program. Packet pick-up will take place at the Recreation and Fitness Center at USI on Friday night before the race from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday morning of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. Awards are given to the top three in all divisions as well as the overall male and female. Additional awards include the top challenged athlete and participation medals for all kid’s runs. Don’t forget to wear your favorite hippie attire, as the most far out awards are given for the cutest couple and most creative family. Run for your heart. Run for your head. Run because you love it. Run just to run. —Brooklyn Solis

For more information on the run, please contact Dr. Glenna Bower at 812-465-1265 or by email at gbower@usi.edu.

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Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Dance Mix with DJ Dewit Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Legends -- Karaoke 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Tim Ash Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Blame the Radio 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Zero Kings Lamasco Bar -- Elemental Shakedown Lanhucks -- Metal Night: Two Bands 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Tucker Comic featuring Longhorn with Emcee Jesse Walker Bush 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

9:00 AM The Centre -- 66th Annual Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show 12:00 PM Casino Aztar (Events Plaza) -April Smoke-Out 2013 Blues & BBQ Festival Featuring Boscoe France Band, The Beat Daddy’s, Hog Maw, Honey Roy, Andrea Wirth & More Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Entertainment News4U.me 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Ben & Matt 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty Victory Theatre -- The Rat Pack 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Emma King & The Heartsets Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Stompbox 40 Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Troy Miller 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- A Hero en Route: CD Release Party Back Stage Bar & Grill -Ladie’s Night Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Boscoe France Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Sister Brutal Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Flat Stanley


Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Live Music

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty

Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -A Hero en Route Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pieces of the Day

7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party with DJ Laudi Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues

Tuesday, April 9

10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- DJ Boogie Down KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Zero Kings Lamasco Bar -- Cope Lanhucks -- Sour Harmonie with Chrono Stellaris 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -Tucker Comic featuring Longhorn with Emcee Jesse Walker Bush 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

Sunday, April 7

9:00 AM The Centre -- 66th Annual Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show 2:00 PM Newburgh Preservation Hall (Old Town Hall) -- Warrick County Bicentennial Kickoff Party Victory Theatre -The Rat Pack 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Turkuaz

Monday, April 8

9:00 AM Newburgh Central Library -- Managing Incoming Paperwork/ Mail Workshop 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -Heirloom Records hosts BYO Vinyl with John Bugg 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- John Dodd Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ BK Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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& Grill -- College Night: Unique Soundz with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- “Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Ladies Night & Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Cornhole Tournament with Cash Prizes 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Blues with Blind Dog Gatewood & Ryan Rigdon Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Andy Jones Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night: Nationally Known Comedians 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty Los Alfaro -- Family Night Newburgh Central Library -- Managing Incoming Paperwork/Mail Workshop O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- College Night with Free Pool and DJ Dance Mix Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Blind-Draw Cornhole The Centre -- Casting Crowns: The Acoustic Sessions Live 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monte Skelton 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Doc’s Nightclub -College Night with OBW


9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Ladie’s Night with Mama Judy’s Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke: Unique Soundz Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke FULL Throttle by Hot Rod 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Sam Rice 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

Friday, April 12

5:30 PM Tin Fish -- DK Wells 6:00 PM Los Alfaro -- Family Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Jazz Hat Henderson Fine Arts Center -- Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” Live! 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack Ford Center -- Neon Trees Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke

8:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Drew Aud 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Opal Fly & Jeff ‘Stick’ Davis present “Sax in the City Fridays” Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Vintage Rendition Doc’s Nightclub -- Live Music Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Dance Mix with DJ Dewit Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Legends -- Karaoke 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Lindsey Williams Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Rory Connolly 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Stompbox 40 Lamasco Bar -- Boscoe France Lanhucks -- Karaoke FULL Throttle by Hot Rod 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- No Name Comix “The EBT Comedy Tour” 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

Saturday, April 13

10:00 AM Smother’s Park (Owensboro) -- 2013

Daviess County Heart Walk 11:00 AM Los Alfaro -- Latin Food Expo 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry Winetree (North) -- Beer Tasting 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- DK Wells 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Evansville Museum Contemporaries -Uncorked: Wine Tasting & Food Pairings 7:30 PM Victory Theatre -Chanticleer Gregorian Choir 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Ladie’s Night Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

2013 Note

Homes of

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ombining two centuries of architectural designs and home furnishings, historic Newburgh, Indiana will host the 15th annual Homes of Note House Tour. Five residents near the Ohio River will graciously open their doors to visitors on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exterior and interior décor may vary but the one thing all homes have in common is their uniqueness and a beautiful panoramic view of the Ohio River. A condo in the former Methodist Episcopal Church boasts a stained glass window and a winding staircase. Build in 1840 with an 1890 addition, a cedar clapboard home has a piano once owned by actor Vincent Price. Enter one residence from the street or through the garden with both affording views of the Ohio. In an ultramodern home, the owners display a variety of artifacts and a Star Wars collection. The owner’s artistry is displayed on white walls in a home that is entered through the back door as the front faces the river. A free shuttle will run between the Newburgh Elementary School and downtown. —Julie Mallory

Tickets are $15 in advance at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org, 812-425-5050, Evansville Philharmonic Box office, Schnucks Stores (Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties), Wildflower, Paul’s Menswear. Tickets: $20 on day of tour at House of White Bridal, 3 Market Street, Newburgh. Proceeds benefit the Evansville Philharmonic Guild’s commitment to Tri-State youth music education.

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Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus presents:

Verdi Requiem

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rea lovers of operatic concerts filled with resonating, haunting music and stunning vocal harmonies, prepare for your spirit to be moved because you are in for the ultimate treat. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are presenting Verdi Requiem at the Victory Theatre in Downtown Evansville on Saturday, April 27th at 7 p.m. Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem (Latin for “rest” or “repose” and known as a Roman Catholic Mass of or for the dead) was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and writer much loved by Verdi. It was first performed publicly in 1874 and contains several instantly and widely recognizable pieces of music used in many contemporary films and television. The experience of hearing and witnessing Requiem in concert will take the listener through themes of life, death, Heaven, Hell, joy, regret, judgment, mercy and forgiveness in an unforgettably beautiful testament to the gorgeous heights and depths of the human vocal range. This one-night-only event features the revered vocal stylings of Stella Zimbalis - Soprano, Jan Wilson - Mezzo-Soprano, Rafael Davila - Tenor and Kevin Short – Bass/ Baritone. It also includes the talented Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and the conducting flair and grace of Maestro Alfred Savia. This is considered the choral event of the year for the Evansville Philharmonic and is sure to be one not to miss! —Julie Buente Please call 812-425–5050 for tickets ($16 with applicable fees) and for more information.

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Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Calabash Doc’s Nightclub -Becoming the Enemy Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Slick Willy Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke O’Brian’s Sports Bar -The Jimmies 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Never Been Caught Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Rory Connolly 10:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- John Dodd KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Stompbox 40 Lamasco Bar -- Blended Society Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- No Name Comix “The EBT Comedy Tour” 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party with DJ Laudi Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -- The Giving Tree Band

MONDAY, APRIL 15

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monday Night Swing Dance & Social Club

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe Double Dukes -- Troy Miller (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 6:00 PM 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) Double Dukes -- Clayton Daugherty (Henderson) -- Smokin’ Drag Show Budweiser reminds you to Lamasco Bar -- Open choose a designated driver. Mic

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6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Honey Roy Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- DJ MsLiz Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night: Unique Soundz with Travis


Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

Wednesday, April 17

5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool 5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -“Appy” Hour 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night & Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts 6:30 PM The Centre -- ScoobyDoo Live! Musical Mysteries 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Honey Roy Band KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Cornhole Tournament with Cash Prizes 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Blues with Blind Dog Gatewood & Ryan Rigdon Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Lacey Chaddock Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night: Nationally Known Comedians 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke

Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Elliot Sublett & Friends Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

Thursday, April 18 Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night 6:00 PM Bud’s Harley-DavidsonEast -- Motorcycle Boot Camp: New Rider Program Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty Echo Lanes (Henderson) -- Henderson Bowl for the Cure Los Alfaro -- Family Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -College Night with Free Pool and DJ Dance Mix Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Honey Roy Band Doc’s Nightclub -- BlindDraw Cornhole 7:30 PM The Centre -- In the Mood: Big Band Revue Victory Theatre -- Little Big Town 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- David Ford 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Doc’s Nightclub -College Night with OBW

9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -College Night with DJ Jon J Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Ladie’s Night with Mama Judy’s Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke: Unique Soundz Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke FULL Throttle by Hot Rod 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Katie Watts 10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Kinetix 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

Friday, April 19

10:00 AM Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science -Designing Women: Gift Mart & Luncheon 2:00 PM The Centre -- In the Mood: Big Band Revue 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Los Alfaro -- Family Night

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7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Matt Clark Gethsemane Church -- Benefit for Children with Autism: The Boscoe France Band with special guests Stillwell Rodenberg & Company 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Chuck Grady Ford Center -- Brit Floyd: PULSE 2013 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke Victory Theatre -- Here Come the Mummies 8:30 PM Club Royale -- The Jimmies 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Opal Fly & Jeff ‘Stick’ Davis present “Sax in the City Fridays” Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Blame the Radio Doc’s Nightclub -- Live Music Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Gonzo’s Toybox Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Dance Mix with DJ Dewit Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke Legends -- Karaoke

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Entertainment News4U.me 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Diversion Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Troy Miller 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- McFly Lamasco Bar -- Deep Fried Five Lanhucks -- Soul Harmonic 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Spike Davis featuring Richi Rich 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

7:00 AM Sunset Park -- Rockin’ River City Ride 9:00 AM Historic Newburgh -Evansville Philharmonic Guild presents 2013 Homes of Note: House Tour 10:00 AM The Centre -- Indiana Autism Expo 1:00 PM Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Beer Tasting 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry


5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night Los Alfaro -- Latin Night 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- “The Dark Side of Oz” Projection/ Performance Art/ Live Music Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green 7:30 PM Ford Center -- 911 Gives Hope: Guns & Hoses 2013 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- The Jimmies 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Ladie’s Night Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Smoke Rings Doc’s Nightclub -- JEB Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Gonzo’s Toybox Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Lindsey Williams 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Guns and Hoses After Party Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live Music 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- McFly Lamasco Bar -- Calabash

Lanhucks -- Deja Blu 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Richi Rich featuring Spike Davis The Joke Factory -- Spike Davis featuring Richi Rich 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

Sunday, April 21

5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party with DJ Laudi Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis

Monday, April 22

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Free Darts Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Passion 2013: Let the Future Begin

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ick up your guitars and I will make you fishers of men! The Passion 2013 Tour embodies the greatest calling of mankind, the Good Word! Fresh from a crowd of 60,000 in the Georgia Dome, the movement renews in continued celebration of its recent album release, Passion: Let the Future Begin Tour. Sound big? It is. At the time of this article the album sits at #8 in the world on iTunes Charts. Pastor Louie Giglio of Passion City Church in Atlanta kindled the Passion movement back in 1997. According to Giglio, the cornerstone of their purpose is, “...uniting students in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in this generation.” By 2008, Passion spread from Texas to Tennessee, California to Boston, then London to Sydney and even Paris to Hong Kong. Sound too big for CFC in Evansville? It’s not. Singer/Songwriter Kristian Stanfill leads the worship band playing at CFC, whose album reached #64 on Billboard 200. Don’t be discouraged if you are not a student. NEWS4U interviewed Assistant Pastor Brad Jones, who will lead the upcoming, amazing night of worship. Brad exclaims, “The venue is open to all ages for the first time ever!” Don’t dwindle, be kindled. Catch fire at this unique event in the Passion 2013 Tour and experience the Good Word that never dies! —Ben Clark

Passion 2013 will be taking place at Christian Fellowship Church at 4100 Millersburg Road in Evansville on April 26 at 7 p.m. For tickets call 812-867-6464.

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8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -Heirloom Records hosts BYO Vinyl with John Bugg 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Michael D Band Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- John Dodd Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz

9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night: Unique Soundz with Travis Lamasco Bar -Bluesday Tuesday: Andy Frasco

Entertainment News4U.me 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Bokeh Blues with Blind Dog Gatewood & Ryan Rigdon Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts Double Dukes (Henderson) -- LOL Comedy Night: Nationally Known Comedians

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

5:00 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Free Pool

9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke

5:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -“Appy” Hour

10:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Shock to the System

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Ladies Night & Live Music O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts

7:00 PM 8:30 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Club Royale -- Karaoke Lounge) -- Michael D with BK Band Old Chicago -- Trivia KC’s Time Out Lounge Tuesday & Grill -- Cornhole Tournament with Budweiser reminds you to Cash Prizes choose a designated driver.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Lucky Lady -- Ladies Night 4:00 PM The Event Gallery -- Italian Night for Downtown Light (AllYou-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Downtown Historic Lighting Project) 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty Los Alfaro -- Family Night O’Brian’s Sports Bar -College Night with Free


Pool and DJ Dance Mix Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Session 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Michael D Band Doc’s Nightclub -- BlindDraw Cornhole 7:30 PM Ford Center -- Jason Aldean 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Micro Funk

Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Ladie’s Night with Mama Judy’s Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke: Unique Soundz Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke FULL Throttle by Hot Rod 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Shane Esplenaub

8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Doc’s Nightclub -- College Night with OBW

10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -College Night with DJ Jon J

5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

Friday, April 26

6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Los Alfaro -- Family Night 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty The Centre -- Anita Renfroe: The Mother of All Comedy Tours 7:30 PM Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar -- Chuck Grady 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Doug Allen Band Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Blame the Radio

Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Troy Miller 9:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Opal Fly & Andrea Wirth: Pre-Spunk-nStuff Party Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -No Curfew Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Karaoke Dance Mix with DJ Dewit Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke Legends -- Karaoke

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Vanderburgh Medical Alliance's 26th Annual

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f you love fashion and supporting a good cause, The Vanderburgh Medical Alliance has the perfect event for you. The organization will host its 26th Annual Style Show, “I’m Every Woman,” Thursday, April 18 at the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn Ballroom. “I’m Every Woman” will raise money to benefit many important local charities. Those charities include Meals on Wheels, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Smile and Lampion Center. The money raised from the show will also go towards scholarships for students working toward careers in various medical professions. The fashion show is the area’s longest running philanthropic event of its kind. The Style Show will include fashions from locally-owned shops including The Graceful Lady, House of Bluez, Victoria’s Boutique, Wildflower and Brinker’s Jewelers. A widerange of women’s clothing will be showcased. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on April 18. There will be a silent auction featuring items such as a Mary Kay product basket, ThirtyOne products, a rug donated by the Rug Gallery of Newburgh, jewelry and much more. The 26th Annual Style Show will begin after the silent auction, and lunch will be served during the show. Evansville’s Gina Moore will be providing entertainment for the show, which will be emceed by 14 News’ Jackie Moore. —Lauren VanCleve

9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Lindsey Williams Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Smoke Rings 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bad Medicine Lamasco Bar -- Eric Lambert & Friends Lanhucks -- Junkyard Stereo 10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Jeff Okay featuring Matt Clemens & Emcee Larry Robb 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Bokeh Lounge -- 2013 Spring Spunk in the City Music, Dance and Fire Festival 10:00 AM Haynie’s Corner -- Funk in the City Art Festival 11:00 AM Los Alfaro -- Latin Food Expo 2:00 PM Studio 421 (Henderson) -- Trashion Show 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament, APA Rules, $5 Entry Winetree (East) -- Beer Tasting 5:30 PM The Coliseum -- Demolition City Roller Derby: Dynamite Dolls and Destruction Dames (2 Bouts) Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $40 and may be purchase tickets by contacting Lisa Vaughan at 812-319-9330.

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Entertainment News4U.me 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo Night Holy Spirit Campus -- Drawing for a Spring Garden Basket 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Roca Bar North -- Boat Monkeys Victory Theatre -- Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra present Verdi Requiem 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Doug Allen Band Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke 8:30 PM Club Royale -- Blame the Radio Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Drew Aud 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Ladie’s Night Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Steven Roth Doc’s Nightclub -- Boscoe France Double Dukes (Henderson) -- Minx Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Sideshow Romance (2 more Bands TBA) 9:30 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Travis Dukes Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Blended Society 10:00 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bad Medicine Lamasco Bar -- Fat Box Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night: Various Bands


10:15 PM The Joke Factory -- Jeff Okay featuring Matt Clemens & Emcee Larry Robb 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live DJ (Upstairs)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

1:00 PM Historic Newburgh -- 5th Annual Newburgh Pub Crawl 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Doc’s Nightclub -- No Curfew 6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Super Glow Dance Party with DJ Laudi Lanhucks -- APA Pool leagues 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Dave Flick and Friends

MONDAY, APRIL 29

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Darts 7:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- Monday Night Swing Dance & Social Club 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- DJ & Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

8:30 PM Club Royale -- Karaoke with BK Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday 9:00 PM Back Stage Bar & Grill -- Karaoke Double Dukes (Henderson) -- DJ Dewit with Beer Pong, X-box 360, Playstation 3 & Karaoke KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- College Night: Unique Soundz with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Bluesday Tuesday

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

6:00 PM Casino Aztar (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -- Texas Hold ‘Em 7:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires Doc’s Nightclub -- Bring a Partner Cornhole 8:00 PM Bokeh Lounge -- DJ MsLiz Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz

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y the time a child is born, usually 20 primary (baby teeth) have formed inside the gums. Typically the front two lower and from two upper teeth begin to appear between six and twelve months. Most kids have 20 primary teeth by the time they reach age three. Tooth decay (cavities) can occur as soon as the teeth erupt and appear in a baby’s mouth. A misconception among some parents is to not be concerned about decay in baby teeth since they will be replaced. But the fact is decay in primary (baby) teeth may damage the permanent teeth. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend a child’s first dental visit occur within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears. When a child reaches toddler age, it is a good time to have the dentist check for habits, such as thumb sucking, that may cause problems in a child’s mouth as they grow and their teeth form. Another common situation is when fruit juice given to the child in a bottle or sippy cup. Sugar from the juice stays on the primary teeth and forms an acid which causes tooth decay. —Dr. J. Alex Rang Try the following tips: Schedule first appointment between the arrival of the first baby tooth and the child’s first birthday, make sure the child is well-rested for the appointment, don’t pass anxiety to the child, reassure the child the dentist will help them and don’t use bribery or punishment.

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localtalent Steven Wargel

PHOTO CREDIT STEVEN WARGEL

N4U: You create corn-hole boards, is that a personal hobby for you? How big is the market for customized sets? SW: The corn-hole boards just happened. A guy I went to high school with contacted me on Facebook asking what I would charge to do a design on his boards. I painted them, and after I posted the pictures on Facebook, other people contacted me about sets. Each set I have done, I made changes to make them better. Now my boards are artwork. N4U: Who would you say is your primary influence in the art world? SW: I’m not sure who I would say is my primary influence. I appreciate all art and all the different styles of artists.

N4U: Do you have any upcoming, local exhibitions? If so, when and where will they be? SW: I do not have any upcoming exhibitions that I can think of. I am going to enter some local shows and plan to participate in Funk in teven Wargel, 38, is the artist and owner of CHZL Custom Artwork & the City this year. Design, a local studio in Evansville that creates signs, corn-hole boards and traditional artwork. N4U: Do you have any upcoming projects Wargel, after taking some graphic design courses at Ivy Tech, decided to you’re really excited about? start his own sign shop creating signs and vinyl decals. Through his shop, he also SW: Yes, I am working on designs for vehicle works with silk screen and heat transfer techniques on clothing and promotional decals and signs for Whitledge Tree Service items. At CHZL, Wargel is also developing his skills in painting, graphic, logo and and Stump Removal, LLC. It’s going to be a interior design. He has also worked on various projects, including wall murals, really cool, fun project. commercial and residential building painting, custom motorcycle painting and —Brad Phillips corn-hole boards. His custom corn-hole boards are individually designed to suit the needs of his clientele, with options such as UV protectant varnish and LED lighting. Wargel sees opportunities to be creative on a daily basis and strives to help Steven’s work can be viewed at the people appreciate art and the work that he does.

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News4U (N4U): When did you decide you wanted to be an artist and what types of art do you work with? Steven Wargel (SW): When I was a child, I was always drawing, making and modify things and was told I had a wild imagination. All through grade school and high school, I was in art classes. After high school, I stopped, but I’m not sure why. In 2011, I attended Ivy Tech for two semesters for graphic design. A drawing for visualization class got me back into art. In November 2011, I started CHZL. I do acrylic paintings, both detailed and abstract. I also work with graphic design, drawing and charcoals.

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Arts Council of Southern Indiana. He also has some paintings there that can be purchased. To obtain more information about Steven and his work, check out his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/CHZL-CustomArtwork-Design/253353514724064.


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PHOTO CREDIT: THE COLD STARES

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ver the last decade, the sight of just two musicians on stage – typically a drummer and guitarist – has become commonplace. Acts like the White Stripes and the Black Keys have changed the perception of what constitutes a ‘band’ and helped make it possible to circumvent the normal route to a record deal. With local roots and a devoted fan base in Nashville, musicians Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins – better known as the Cold Stares – are heading down that back road. Tapp and Mullins formed the Cold Stares back in 2008 after a period of mutual musical burn-out. As Tapp tells it, the initial idea was simply to get together and ‘jam.’ “We had no inclination that we were going to do anything with the material or play out,” he explains. That all changed with a well-received show at the Duck Inn. “The response was immediate – completely the opposite of the acoustic shows I had been playing on my own. People were really listening to us,” says Tapp. Between Mullins’ explosive drumming and Tapp’s wallof-sound guitar (conjured from a complex four- output system that allows him to handle lead, rhythm and bass – seemingly all at once), the duo kicked up a major musical storm that left audience members scouring the stage for hidden members. Their Black Crowes-meetsBlack Sabbath approach laid waste to expectations. “People always think we’re going to be like Simon and Garfunkel,” laughs Tapp, “until everything kicks in, and the amps vibrate our drinks right off the top.” The big break for the Cold Stares came in 2010 when Tapp and Mullins entered a battle of the bands at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville and won, beating out a long list of talented area bands and ultimately placing second nationally. Tapp remains typically humble about the experience. “We REALLY had no idea we were going to win, because all of the bands in the finals we’re so good,” he says. Humility aside, the recognition resulted in numerous interview requests and television opportunities, including an appearance on Fox TV in Nashville. The logical next step was to record an album and sign to a label; several companies expressed interest including Capitol and Hollywood Records. But after cutting a slew of blistering tracks in just two days and weighing all of the contract options, Tapp received some disturbing medical news: he had skin cancer. All band activity was shelved for 12 months as Tapp endured chemotherapy treatments and an uncertain future. Thankfully, he now appears to be

on the road to recovery. “I’m doing really well,” he says with obvious relief. “I’ve received a clean bill of health with all my scans lately, so hopefully, I’ve whipped this thing and I can get it all behind me.” Not all the time spent fighting cancer was lost, though. Tapp and Mullins wrote a whole new batch of songs, and the previous recordings were released as the album A Cold Wet Night and a Howling Wind which charted in the top 20 Amazon blues chart for over five months. A new album is scheduled to be recorded soon, and the duo is on the verge of a publishing deal that should open even more doors in the music industry. “We’ve spent five years trying not to be rock stars,” says Tapp, “but we’re going to hit it as hard as we can now. We love to work, and we still have an absolute blast playing together.” —Thomas Ellis The Cold Stares next perform in Nashville on April 6th at 12th & Porter.

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

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

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

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

BackStage Bar 524 Main St. 424-5020 Blush Ultra Lounge &Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) (812) 433-4000 Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. (812) 909-0388 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Buck’s Tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 429-0055 Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074

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415 Main St. (812) 425-5282

Club Royale 2131 W. Franklin St. (812) 401-1699 Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN (812) 858-2782 Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300 Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY (270) 827-2206

Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia (812) 425-2515 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown (812) 401-1201 Double Dukes 2044 Hwy 41 Ramada Inn (270) 826-6600 Ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

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

On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill 100 Second St. (270) 826-2424

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

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

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

Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444

The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. (812) 425-4840

Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 Fat Boys Tavern (Ft. Branch, IN) 115 McCreary St. (812) 753-9914

Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492 Harpoles Main Street Exit Live 1031 Main St.

Hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 433-4100 Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229 Iron Horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918

The Joke Factory 217 Main Street (812) 250-1376

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

Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. (812) 425-7729 Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. (812) 422-8070 Marigold Bar

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

Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. (812) 475-8593 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. (812) 401-4630

Old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. (812) 401-1400

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Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828

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

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

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

Tiki Time Bar 1801 Waterworks Rd. (812) 425-1912

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

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

Rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Ave. (812) 423-0872 Rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 Safari Wine & Martini Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker (812) 491-6229

TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Xcess Gentlemen’s Club 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170


Road Trip to

Louisville April 11 – Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 – KFC Yum! Center

April 14 – PBR: Built Ford Tough Series – KFC Yum! Center

April 15 – Hatebreed with Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy & More – Headliners Music Hall

April 17 – Widespread Panic – Louisville Palace

April 19 – XFC 23 Louisville

Slugfest – Kentucky International Convention Center

April 21 – Fear Factory with Hate

Eternal, The Kobra & The Lotus and Incursion – Diamond Pub & Billiards

April 24 – Celtic Woman –

Road Trip to

Cincinnati

8 Seconds Saloon

April 5 – Bobby Long –

April 6 – Indiana Ice vs. Team USA

20th Century Theatre

April 6 – Cincinnati Reds vs.

Washington Nationals – Great American Ball Park

April 11 – Hannibal Buress –

Louisville Palace

Centre

April 13 – Ohio State Buckeyes Football Spring Game – Paul Brown Stadium

April 12 – Indiana Pacers vs.

April 19 – Johnny Mathis –

Theatre at Old National Centre

Brooklyn Nets – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

April 19 – Rusted Root –

April 13 – Indiana Ice vs. Waterloo Black Hawks – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

April 20 – Joel McHale –

April 14 – Keyshia Cole – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Proctor & Gamble Hall Taft Theatre

April 22 – Red –

April 27 – Dennis Miller –

April 6 – X103 presents Joe Rogan

– Murat Theatre at Old National

April 11 – Rodney Atkins – Murat

April 25 – Brian Reagan – Louisville Palace

U17 – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

Taft Theatre

The Pavilion at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

April 26 – Chris Tucker –

Indianapolis

April 2 – Divine Fits – Taft Theatre April 5 – Jamey Johnson –

Louisville Palace

Brown Theatre

Road Trip to

20th Century Theatre

April 23 – Mindless Self Indulgence – Bogart’s

April 27 – Gov’t Mule –

April 24 – TECH N9NE – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre April 26 – Taylor Swift: The Red Tour – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse April 29 – The Flaming Lips –

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Taft Theatre

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

Christy Moore • 4

Jabez Martinez • 4

Jabez Martinez • 4.5

Nick D • 4

This island beer sports a slightly cloudy but vivid, auburn hue. The olfactory side of it is light, flowery and clean with the hops present in the background. A very balanced scent. The first taste is surprisingly earthy but smooth, again the hops make themselves know but in the most delicate and balanced of ways. This brew manages substantial flavor and a beautifully smooth texture at the same time. It is very capable of offering ultimate spring refreshment.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Christy Moore • 3.5

Christy Moore • 5

This is a clear, amber beer with a hoppy aroma. The hops flavor was there but it also had smooth, malt flavor. I could also detect some fruit flavors and also some spices. It had pretty good carbonation and overall a pretty good beer.

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Goose Island Summertime

Kona Brewing Co. Fire Rock Pale Ale

This brew is certainly an eruption of flavor. Nice copper, amber hue as it hits the glass. This is an amazing intermingling of taste and smoothness. Roasty caramel malt and spicy herbal hops. One of the best beers I have had in a long time, from a terrific brewery, I look forward to seeing more great things from these Islanders.

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The pour has a really sunny disposition, very transparent bright yellow. The nose is extremely grainy which follows through with the taste, complemented with a citrus sweetness. Little mild on the alcohol level, but I could see it as a decent brew when the sun is beating down. But like they say “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” This is a bright, golden beer with a slight haze to it. I could smell some malt and grains with a slight scent of citrus. It has a nice, light grainy flavor with a bit of lemon. This is a great summer beer because it was very crisp, somewhat light and refreshing to drink after mowing the lawn.

Nick D • 3.5

The color of this brew is liquid gold, a true testament to the season it is named after. The scent is a subtle yet sharp malt, the barley is refined and lulls like a hundred piece orchestra. The first pull really showcases the barley but after another two sips the barley collapses upon itself and only a bitterness and a very mild malt remain. As a whole this beer is smooth and refreshing as a summer brew should be, it makes a great first impression but finishes slightly above average.

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A fat head is not usually a nickname any would saddle ones self with. I can only imagine that this large cranium would be hoisted up as a challis between the shoulders of an ego that could not be contained in the skull alone, left to overflow its ingredients rich with the aroma and taste of hops and grapefruit. The nose is very citrus-pine, with a golden straw hue to the pour and very sharp when it hits the tongue.

Jabez Martinez • 3.5

This is a clear, amber beer with a strong citrus aroma. I could smell some caramel malt but not much. It did have an abundance of strong hop flavors as IPA’s do, matched with the heavy bitterness. I would consider this the average IPA but it does have 7.5 % ABV, so that made it a little more interesting.

Nick D • 4

The color of this beer is a translucent amber with a brown tinge. As with most every IPA it has a noticeable funk to it but the hops are more moderate as opposed to heavy and overwhelming. The first swill however, packs more of aq punch than I was expecting. It is bold but not unpleasant. It is a no frills IPA, proud of what it is and it is executed well. The hops come out strong but finish smooth. An IPA lover would really enjoy this one.


Six Point Craft Ale 3Beans

beer with a sweet coffee and chocolate flavoring. It was close to being an Imperial Stout but just a bit on the lighter side. It also had 10% ABV which I didn’t expect. Usually, when beers get to that range the alcohol mutes or modifies the flavors, not with this one. I have become a fan of Six Point recently and this one is great.

Nick D • 4.5

Christy Moore • 4

This ale has a very dark pour as its coffee and chocolate counterparts. The beans have a rather dominant taste. The flavors converge with an array of sweet bitterness and warmth. At 10% ALC/VOL on the Richter scales. It doesn’t hit hard or heavy but it will sneak up on you, like that dark brown river in Willie Wonka’s factory may take you on a intoxicating strange journey, you may or not be ready for.

Jabez Martinez • 5

Yes Jeremy, I just gave out my first 5. I am a great lover of the dark beers. This is a black

This brew boasts a sultry, deep brown hue with a moderate cloudiness. The smell of this beer is like wrapping yourself in bed sheets straight out of the dryer, ultimately comforting. The first taste comes off a bit strong, the coffee flavor knocks you off your feet but gets progressively tolerable; the chocolate comes in with a slight sweetness to balance the bitterness of the coffee. This is an ideal dark brew, bold and smooth.

Random Beer Facts! •During the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance, beer was often a nutritional necessity and was sometimes used in a medicinal setting. It could be flavored with almost anything, from the bark of fir trees to fresh eggs and thyme. Everyone drank beer, including children. •President Theodore Roosevelt took more than 500 gallons of beer with him on an African safari. Must have been thirsty work. •Most saloons were owned by the breweries by the 1900s. The bartenders earned $10 to $15 per week, with Sunday bringing in the most business. •There is an Egyptian beer, called bousa, that is brewed from millet and has been a favorite drink of many for over 3,000 years. Modern Ethiopia has a version made from wheat. It has been hypothesized that this might have been the origin for the word “booze.” Other spellings used are boza, bouza, and booza. Take your pick. Compiled from www.beerfestboots.com

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arts & activities The Centre

715 Locust St. Evansville, IN 812-435-5770 centre. evansvillegis.com

April 5 – Broadway at The Centre: Mark Twain Tonight! Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year. By Holbrook’s estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times. Just as Mark Twain brought his wit and humor to far-flung places a half- century before, Holbrook-as-Twain has also performed around the world, from Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, to Edinburgh and New Delhi. Holbrook is not simply an impersonator of Mark Twain, he is an authority on the writer about whom Hemingway said, “American literature began.” Tickets on sale now! Seats are $52, $31 and $21. Ticket discount for groups of 20 or more, contact Centre Box Office at 435-5544 for more information. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

April 11 – Casting Crowns: The Acoustic Session Live!

Casting Crowns “The Acoustic Session Live!” with special guest Dara MacLean will appear at the Centre’s Aiken Theatre. Contemporary Christian music touring and sales leader, Casting Crowns, has recently received three GRAMMY nominations and news of an RIAA GOLD certification. Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band’s lead vocalist. Band members along with Hall consist of

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Megan Garrett, Melodee DeVevo, Hector Cervantes, Juan DeVevo, Chris Huffman and Brian Scoggin. Casting Crowns “The Acoustic Session” will be at the Centre’s Aiken Theatre on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Special guest is Dara MacLean. Tickets are on sale now! Seats are $46, $36, $26 and $20.

April 18, 19 – In the Mood: a 1940’s Musical Revue

In the Mood is America’s premier Big Band Revue, celebrating America’s Greatest Generation and the 1940s through song, swing dance and music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and more … with music arrangements, costumes and choreography as authentic as it gets! For over 10 years, In the Mood has continued to impact audiences with sell-out performances everywhere. Step back in time and get yourself ‘in the mood.’ It’s the national touring act live at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre for 2 lively performances! Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 19 a matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now! Seats are $49, $39, $29 and $21. Contact our Box Office for Group Rates at 812-435-5544.

April 26 – Anita Renfroe: The Mother of All Comedy Tours

It’s been a wild decade going from ‘stay home mom’ to YouTube comedic phe-Momenom…but Anita Renfroe doesn’t mind. With her unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on all things female, audiences at her comedy

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concert tours, viewers of Good Morning America appearances and the YouTube masses who enjoyed her William Tell version of everything a Mom says would say that Anita just tells it like it is. Comedian Anita Renfroe is coming to The Centre’s Aiken Theatre on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Also appearing are Henry Cho and special guest Warren Barfield. Tickets are on sale now! Seats are $27 and $22. For Group Tickets contact the Centre Box Office at 812-435-5770 ext. 211.

Evansville Museum of Art, Science & History

411 S.E. Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-425-2406 emuseum.org

April 13 – Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Uncorked

Save the date of Saturday, April 13 for the 2013 Evansville Museum Contemporaries’ annual EMC Uncorked. There will be dozens of wonderful wines to sample and a savory collection of hors d’oeuvres. Many exciting items will be on display for bidding at the silent auction, and live entertainment. Over the years, the annual wine tasting event has become a highly anticipated event that seems to get better with age. Bring your friends and join us as we have an evening filled with food, fun and, of course, WINE! Everyone 21 years of age or older is welcome, Evansville Museum or Contemporaries Membership is not necessary. The event begins at 7 p.m.

The Ford Center

1 S.E. M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1515 thefordcenter.com

April 1 – Kid Rock: Rebel Soul Tour

Kid Rock is proud to announce the first dates of his “Rebel Soul” worldwide tour in support of his recently released album bearing the same name. Backed as always by his Twisted Brown Trucker band, the fullscale arena tour will feature Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory as support. Tickets are on sale now! The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

April 12 – Neon Trees

Alt rock band Neon Trees will bring their pop-synth hits to Ford Center on April 12. All seats general admission. Tickets are on sale now! The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for Neon Trees are $20 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter. com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800745-3000.

April 19 – Brit Floyd: P-U-L-S-E 2013

Brit Floyd celebrates the music of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason & Syd Barrett. They feature note-fornote performances of five full album sides from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, The Division Bell and Animals. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $25 to $45 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including


thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

April 25 – Jason Aldean: 2013 Night Train Tour

With very special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Tickets are on sale now! The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Jason Aldean “2013 Night Train Tour” range from $25.75 to $51.75 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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

April 1-30 – Amy Brier/ Roliqueries

Carved directly in stone, my work combines traditional carving techniques with contemporary art ideas such as public interaction and appropriation. While my main means of production is carving, I do not limit my efforts to a single “signature” medium. Instead, I move between various media such as glass, stone, paper, metal and sand. My art is unique on many levels. For example, in the Roliquery series, every image carved is either in the negative, which when printed becomes positive, or vice versa. The carved stone is a tool in the creation of an image, rather than being simply a singular art object; it impresses the fluid and fugitive sand with an image from the fixed and permanent stone. By interacting with my carvings people are moved from passive consumption of art as commodity to an active contemplation of contemporary art with a playful touch.

Victory Theatre

600 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-425-5050 evansvillephilharmonic.org

April 6, 7 – Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra with The Rat Pack

Three Broadway stars, Sal Viviano (The Full Monty), Eric Jordan Young (Chicago), and Nat Chandler (The Phantom of the Opera), join your Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to recreate The Rat Pack’s legendary Sands Hotel performances. The show features classic songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis

Jr., and Dean Martin such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Candy Man,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I Love Vegas,” “Standin’ on the Corner,” “New York, New York” and much more. Choreographed and scripted with original Rat Pack routines, you’ll think you’re swingin’ at the Sands in Vegas! The show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call 812-425-5050 for more information.

April 18 – Little Big Town: Tornado Tour

Little Big Town is an American country music vocal group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its inception: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. We are thrilled to welcome country super-group and recent Grammy winners Little Big Town to the Victory Theatre. Little Big Town will be joined by special guest David Nail. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY), the Ford Center Ticket Office, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

April 27 – Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present Verdi Requiem

May angels lead you into paradise…as your Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and four outstanding soloists present one of the greatest choral works ever written. This dramatic masterpiece captures the passion born of mankind’s struggle with the strongest forces of God, life and death. Verdi unleashes the thunderous demise of Earth, the heartpounding fanfare as Heaven beckons, the hair-raising Day of Judgement, the fiery flames of Hell and the desire for forgiveness and mercy. Don’t miss THE orchestral and choral event of the year! The show begins at 7 p.m. Call 812-425-5050 for more information. Do you have an event that you would like to submit for inclusion in the monthly Guide? Please send it to

Annual 5th Newburgh

Pub Crawl

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mbibe great beer and practice great responsibility as you are chauffeured about the scenic downtown Newburgh area to many of its fine drinkeries and eateries. The crawl includes six fine establishments in Newburgh each with a style of their own including Archie & Clyde’s, Tin Fish, Café Arazu, Knob Hill, Cricket’s and the American Legion Kapperman Post 44. In addition to refreshing adult beverages, each stop will have food available to purchase and pub crawlers may begin at any of the six locations. All participants must be 21 or older (ID required) and will be given a wristband to participate. Contributing further to the festivities, some of the stops along the way will have entertainment in store for the crawlers. While you travel via van or trolley, prize raffle tickets will be distributed for a 32” flat-screen television as well as other prizes donated by the pub crawl sponsors. These sponsors include Coor’s Light, Leffler’s Body Shop, Superior Van Mobility, Alstadt Office City, Tri-State Contracting and Shirt-Tails. All proceeds from the 5th Annual Newburgh Pub Crawl will go to preserve the Newburgh trolley which is used for nearly all community events. Pub crawl t-shirts and wristbands will be on-sale for $5 a piece to commemorate the event, and for those participants who would like to contribute further, cash donations will be excepted on-board each transportation vehicle. Cheers to the Newburgh trolley! —Nick Durcholz

nick@evansvillemediagroup.com for consideration before the 10th of the month prior to your event.

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"The Acoustic Sessions" Live at the Centre

One of the biggest bands in Christian music is coming to the Centre on April 11th.

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ormed in 1999 in Daytona Beach, Fla. by youth pastor Mark Hall, Casting Crowns is out on the road promoting The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One. The album puts a fresh spin on many of the band’s biggest hits and also includes two new tracks to hold fans over. In addition to lead vocalist Hall, the current line-up of Casting Crowns also features drummer Brian Scoggin, bassist Chris Huffman, keyboardist Megan Garrett, violinist Melodee DeVevo and guitarists Juan DeVevo and Josh Mix. It’s an eclectic group of musicians (the majority of which have been playing together for nearly 15 years) that really gels in a live setting and always delivers an uplifting show. The band released its self-titled debut album in 2003 after being signed to Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller’s label, Beach Street Records. Casting Crowns quickly took off and raced up the Christian music charts, spawning several enormous hits, including “Voice of Truth” which spent an astounding 14 weeks at number one. Undaunted by the prospect of following up a record-breaking debut, the band next released Lifesong in 2006. It featured no less than three careerdefining singles: “Lifesong,” “Praise You in this Storm” and “Does Anybody Hear Her?” The album earned Casting Crowns a Grammy and widened the band’s fan base beyond the Christian music market – so much so that 2007’s The Altar and the Door debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200. Even more impressive, the single “East to West” shattered the band’s previous record of 14 weeks at the top of the Christian music charts by claiming the top spot for a near-ridiculous 19 weeks. Casting Crowns released two more albums: 2009’s Until the Whole World Hears and 2011’s Come to the Well, which continued the band’s domination of the Christian music charts and achieved further crossover success. Now Hall and the gang hope to maintain the Midas touch with The Acoustic Sessions. —Thomas Ellis Special guest Dara MacLean will open the show at 7 p.m. The Centre is located at 715 Locust St.

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truly great American actor with an enduring career spanning seven decades, Hal Holbrook will take to the Centre stage on April 5th to reprise his beloved Mark Twain Tonight! one-man show. Remarkably, Holbrook first performed solo as Twain back in 1954 at Lock Haven State Teachers College. Television legend Ed Sullivan took notice and later featured the actor on his show, giving Holbrook invaluable national exposure. Soon, he was performing Mark Twain Tonight! Off-Broadway. The success of that production led to a run on Broadway in 1966 that has continued intermittently ever since. While Holbrook may be best known for his solo Twain shows, he has also appeared in many highly acclaimed films including All the President’s Men, Into the Wild, Water for Elephants and the recent Spielberg-directed Lincoln. His numerous television roles include a CBS-produced Mark Twain Tonight! (which earned him an Emmy), North and South and a stint on the popular FX series Sons of Anarchy. Few actors have been able to sustain such an impressive career arc as Holbrook. Certainly, his longrunning, one-man Mark Twain show is a testament to his talent. These performances have been seen the world over by people from all backgrounds, all of whom delight in Holbrook’s wry, comedic depiction of one of America’s most revered writers.

—Thomas Ellis

Spend the evening with Hal Holbrook and Mark Twain at the Centre on April 5th. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 435-5544 or visit ticketmaster.com.

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

April 5, 12, 19, 26 – Friday Morning Story Time Don’t be alarmed on Friday mornings if you hear laughter coming from Barnes & Noble Jr. It’s just another of our regular Friday Story times. This event takes place every Friday of the month at 10 a.m.

Bud’s Harley Davidson 4700 E. Morgan Ave., Evansville 812-473-2837 buds-harley.com

April 18 - Harley-Davidson Boot Camp & Couples Garage Party This event will feature information for the novice or non-rider looking at the possibility of getting onto a motorcycle in the near future. Have you dreamt of owning and riding your very own motorcycle? Have you dreamt of riding into the sunset and basking in the feeling of ultimate freedom but you don’t know how to get started in turning those dreams into reality? Bud’s Harley has responded to this with the introduction of the Motorcycle Boot Camp, a program designed to inform the novice or nonrider and to kick-start a relationship with future motorcycle riders. The event begins at 7 p.m.

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The Centre

715 Locust St., Evansville 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com April 4 – Junie B. Jones Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first grade, angst-ridden situations. This musical is based on four volumes in Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series of books, illustrated by Denise Brunkus and published by Random House. Bunny Bread is presenting this original production at the Aiken Theatre in The Centre with two shows at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Seats are $6 a person. For more information or special offers call the Centre Box Office at 812-435-5770 ext. 211 or email at: centreboxoffice@gmail. com. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or on the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com. April 6, 7 – The 66th Annual Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show Looking for good ways to make your house into your dream home? Thinking about sprucing up the yard or preparing for summer with a hot tub? Desperate for do-it-yourself tips and tricks? Then the Heritage FCU Home Show will be the place to be! Tickets available at the door for $5, children under 12 get in for free. There will be 250+ Indoor & Outdoor Displays, two stages, live demonstrations and presentations from local and national experts, thousands of dollars in Home Show Sweepstakes Giveaways, information and specials from exhibitors, the Children’s Pavilion and more! For more information visit www.courierpressexpos.com. April 17 – Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries In this exciting new show, ScoobyDoo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic


mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! The show features a cast of world-class musical theatre professionals, clever staging, and heaps of spooky special effects in a live show that will have fans howling for more! Scooby-Doo LIVE! Musical Mysteries is set to tour at The Centre on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Every age will need a ticket. Seats are $62, $47, $30, $23 and $14.50. April 20 – Southern Indiana Autism Expo You are invited to experience the 2013 Indiana Autism Expo! Visit with different Exhibitors that have information, resources, and other items. There will be a wide variety of things to see, do and buy. New this year is a “hands-on” Interactive Resource Area and a Photo Booth for family and individual pictures. The Southern Indiana Autism Expo will be at The Centre on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Expo is FREE to attend. Register now at www. inautism.org. For more information contact the Autism Society of Indiana at info@inautism.org or 800-609-8449.

The Ford Center

1 S.E. M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1515 thefordcenter.com April 20 – 911 Gives Hope: Guns & Hoses 2013

Guns & Hoses is a charity boxing match between local Police Officers and Firefighters. Come and watch the TriStates Finest and Bravest square off in 15 exciting boxing matches. Each fight is 3 rounds. Watch as these brave men and women, who risk their lives on the job every day, put it all on the line in the ring for charity. “Their pain is the children’s gain!” Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-7453000. The event begins at 7 p.m.

John James Audubon State Park

3100 US Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-826-2247 parks.ky.gov/parks/ recreationparks/john-james/default.aspx April 3, 4 – Spring Break Bash Spring Break at Audubon State Park will be an adventure you don’t want to miss. Join us for a hands-on journey with visual arts and nature. Explore wildflowers, birds, and reptiles. T-shirts provided, so dress for a mess and wear your tennis shoes. Students ages 6-12 are invited to the “Spring Break Bash,” for an all-day adventure, 9 a.m-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, will be ages 6-8 and Thursday, April 4, ages 9-12. Artist Kim McGrew and Naturalist Staff will have the day filled with awesome art and nature programs. Bring a sack lunch and drink for the noon picnic. Bottled water will be provided for breaks. Pre-registration is required. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett at 270- 827-1893 or kim.mcgrew@ky.gov for more information. Event fee is $12. April 12 – Adult Artist Retreat The program will take place in the John James Audubon Museum Exhibit room. Beginning to advanced artists, are invited to participate in the all day Artist Retreats monthly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own artwork and supplies. Lunch will be potluck. Special speakers and noon programs will vary monthly. Pre-registration is required. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett at the Audubon Museum 270-827-1893 or at kim. mcgrew@ky.gov to register. Program fee is $15. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • April 2013

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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden 1545 Mesker Park Dr., Evansville 812-435-6143 meskerparkzoo.com

April 6, 7 – Meet Dora & Diego! Dora and Diego will be available to meet and greet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera! April 21 – Party for the Planet Celebrate Earth Day with the Zoo by enjoying games and crafts, and learning conservation tips. Organizations from around the community will be taking part in this fun event. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Post Office

14 N.W. 3rd St., Evansville 812-422-5263 oldpostofficeplaza.com April 7 – The Ultimate Alzheimer’s Fundraiser The Ultimate Alzheimer’s Fundraiser is a vendor expo to raise money for the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. There will be a grand door prize and raffle items. Admission for this event is free! The fundraiser begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

University of Southern Indiana 8600 University Blvd., Evansville 812-464-8600 usi.edu

April 13 – Spring Into Fitness 10K The inaugural 10K will be a great chance to see the whole Burdette bike path, as the course runs from USI to Burdette and back on the path. Packet pick-up is at the Recreation and Fitness Center at the University of Southern Indiana on Friday night before the race from 5-8 p.m., and the Saturday morning of the race, starting at 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. is the Funfest, 9 a.m. is the 10K Run/Walk/Challenged Athlete division, 10:45 a.m. are the Flower Fun Runs and contests, funfest, and awards to follow the race. For more information call 812-465-1265 or email gbower@usi.edu.

Vanderburgh County 4-H Center

201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville 812-867-6217 sicmarathon.com April 6 – Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half-Marathon & 8K This is a Boston Qualifing event. Proceeds from the 2013 race will benefit Rolling Thunder, Inc., a non-profit military appreciation organization that remembers POW’s, MIA’s and wounded military from all U.S. branches. We hope all the runners and volunteers are excited as we are about the return of the Southern Indiana Classic! Packet pick-up is at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 5. The races all begin at 7 a.m. and late registration is available from 5 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. Don’t feel like running? Then be sure to enjoy the live entertainment, Budweiser and Michelob Ultra bierstubes, food and drink booths, five huge bouncy houses for

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the kids and dozens of attractions. Joining for festivities is free but please say thank you to all the runners and sponsors who make this possible by cheering them at the finish line. This “party in the park” has been reviewed as one of the largest in the country, in association with a marathon, and is quickly becoming a major reason for participants to choose the SIC as their spring endurance event.

The Victory Theatre

600 Main St., Evansville 812-435-6287 victorytheatre.com April 13 – Chanticleer in Concert This multiple Grammy Award-winning all-male vocal ensemble is comprised of 12 singers hailing from across the U.S. Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center ticket office, Ticketmaster.com, or 800-7453000. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

551 N. Boeke Rd., Evansville 812-479-0771 wesselmannaturesociety.org

southwestern Indiana Master Gardener. “Eat Your Yard Out,” identifying and utilizing native plant edibles with Aimee Blume, culinary artist and freelance writer and “Make A Splash,” a water features sampler with the Community Wildlife Habitat Team. For more information call 812-479-0771 and reserve your spot today! April 27 - Birding the Eastern Section of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and join Wildlife Refuge Specialist Heath Hamilton as he leads an outing to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. The trip will hit the birding hot spots while traveling through one of the best remaining bottomland hardwood forests left in the Midwest. Participants should expect to see songbirds, shorebirds, and wetlanddependent marsh-birds. There will be short walks at Snakey Point and Maxey Marsh. Registration ends April 19. Please wear appropriate footwear for marshy conditions. Maximum 12-15. No food or drink will be provided but coolers will be available. Departs at 7 a.m. from Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve parking lot. Fee for the trip is $20 which includes transportation only. Pre-registration required, contact LD Harry @ 812-867-0144 and please leave a message. The excursion will last approximately 7 hours. Expected return 2 p.m.

April 6 - Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat 2013 Turn your backyard into a wildlifefriendly habitat today! Join us for beginner and advanced CBWH courses, taught by a variety of environmental and conservation experts from across the tri-state. The event begins at 9 a.m. with optional Advanced Topics portion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for WNS members and $15 for non-members. Some Advanced Topics will include “Bee-Friendly Gardens,” attracting Native Bees with Debbie Goedde, Indiana Master Naturalist & Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • April 2013

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cinema in theaters

April 12

Oblivion Universal Studios Earth, 2073. Sixty years ago (in 2013), a savage alien race known as “Scavs” nearly destroyed humanity. Salvation forced us to evacuate Earth’s entire population. All that remain are some security drones that “mop up” hostile life forms, a repairman named Jack Harper, and a dark, unfathomable secret that left untold, causes Earth to fade into mere memory. Tom Cruise snagged the role of Jack Harper, which was originally written for a younger actor. Morgan Freeman plays Malcolm Beech, a 102-year-old insurgent leader who captures Harper and opens his eyes to our planet’s secret, and to why it is being so easily forgotten. Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer) lands the part of Victoria, Harper’s main squeeze and co-worker - that is until the crash landing of mysterious Julia, played by Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace). After Julia’s arrival, Jack’s memories unravel a different reality. Harper literally comes down from the clouds and plummets back onto (and into) our hellish Earth, where a journey of selfdiscovery ignites his passion not only for enigmatic Julia, but for his fellow mankind. Story creator Joseph Kosinski originally wrote and passed this script around Hollywood in graphic novel format while he was directing Tron: Legacy. The graphic novel was never completed, but the script sold anyway. Disney outbid competitors only to drop it later because of the PG-13 rating. Universal Studios picked it up and completed what they call, “...one of the most beautiful scripts we’ve ever come across,” courtesy of co-writers Karl Gajdusek (Trespass) and Michael Arndt (Brave).

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To the Wonder Redbud Pictures Oklahoma: a windy place known for its dust storms and tornadoes. What drives writer/director Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line) to write about and film his new movie in the finger-pointing, red-dirt state? Ben Affleck lands the part of Neil. Neil is an American in Paris, where he meets and falls in love with single mother Marina (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace). They move to Oklahoma with her young daughter to start a new life. After the relationship fizzles, Neil reconnects with childhood sweetheart, Jane (Rachel McAdams, The Notebook). Marina befriends Father Quintana (Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men), a struggling priest and fellow exile. What occurs after that is, well, the title speaks for itself. Christian Bale was originally cast as Neil but dropped out. Screening audiences at the Venice Film Festival laughed when Javier Bardem appeared on-screen. I suppose the thought of Anton Chigurh as a priest was a bit much for them? Judging from the trailers, the film’s imagery and score blend passionately enough to bring the little hairs up on the back of your neck. Better or worse, movie-goers will find this film less theater-y and more abstract and cinematic. In fact, Malick filmed without a script, a decision that risks being out of touch with the character’s feelings, and trying harder to reach out and touch the audience. Can Malick pull it off, or will the story be as lonesome and restless as an Oklahoma tumbleweed?

—Ben Clark

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reviews

cinema new releases

Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Summit Entertainment

This month, the fifth and final film of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, was released onto DVD, which made more than just one generation of women happy. The final film starts off with new vampire, Bella (played by Kristen Stewart), awakening to discover her heightened senses and new found strength and speed. Upon remembering the birth of her daughter Renesmee, Bella immediately asks to see her only to find that the two-day-old baby has a mouthful of teeth and communicates with others by touch. The Cullen’s, amazed by the baby’s growth search for information on how this half-vampire, half-human child can possibly exist. However, when the Volturi, the leaders of all vampires, discover the existence of the child it is assumed that an immortal child has been made, which is against vampire law. So, the Volturi set out for Forks, Washington, to destroy the child and her makers. When Alice (played by Ashley Greene) has a vision of the Volturi coming for them, the Cullen’s separate into pairs seeking out fellow vampires to stand behind them and bear witness to Rensemee’s mortal side. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg had a surprise up her sleeve that threw the entire audience for a loop. Compared to how boring the final novel was Rosenberg and director Bill Condon knew just how to spice things up. However, the amazing special effects used to create the final battle do not excuse the fact that baby Renesmee was made purely of computer graphics. Not only did I about fall out of my chair laughing when the baby first came into view, but I do not know how anyone could have even thought she could pass as a realistic looking baby. (It is easier to believe Yoda exists.) Yes, I was a geek who bought this film the day it was released, but, in my honest opinion, if you have not seen the Twilight saga, I think it is about time.

Rise of the Guardians Paramount Pictures

With an all-star cast including Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) as a Russian Santa Clause, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) as the Boogieman, Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic) as the Tooth Fairy, and Hugh Jackman (Real Steel) as an Australian Easter Bunny, how can any animated film go wrong!? The central story of the film is how the guardians fight to protect the children of the world from the Boogieman. He has taken over the Sandman’s dreams and replaced them with nightmares, putting fear into the heads of every boy and girl. With only fear in their hearts, the children cannot believe in Santa, or the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny, and therefore, these childhood mystical creatures will slowly cease to exist, as will their joyous holidays. A side-story in the movie focuses on the central character Jack Frost. Frost is marked by the Man in the Moon to become the next guardian, but before he can accept one of the most important jobs in the world, Frost must go on his own internal journey to discover how and why he became Jack Frost, and who he was in his life before. Behind the awe-inspiring animation was a very intriguing story. My kids really enjoyed it and I enjoyed watching it with them; it’s a great family film.

—Kristina Smith

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LOCAL BAND SPOTLI G HT

Tellitron

ABOUT THE BAND:

Tellitron is a primarily faceless, one-man band currently based in Evansville. Using substandard equipment, he writes and records music that confuses the average human. He is known to stare at the walls for hours at a time. WHAT THEY COVER:

Tellitron has an aversion to cover songs as he finds it difficult to play them all the way through without a mistake. Therefore, he sticks to original material that he only occasionally duffs. Admittedly, his definition of “occasionally” is very loose. THEIR INFLUENCES:

Tellitron is a huge fan of the musical period from about 1976-1983 – bands such as Devo, Killing Joke, The Church, Joy Division and Wall of Voodoo, just to name a few. WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCES:

Tellitron has played in Seattle and Illinois over the last few years but has no Evansville shows scheduled at the moment. However, he can occasionally be spotted playing alongside local ace musician Tony Aiken at the Penny Lane coffee house. In addition, he has two videos on Youtube for the tracks “Current Flow” and “Sensorimotor” – both made by his mentor, Andy “G-bot” Grzenia. A new album, Why the Long Face?, is near completion. It and any past releases may be requested at tellitron@yahoo.com.

cd reviews Drowning Pool Resilience Eleven Seven Music 3 stars

It’s no coincidence that Drowning Pool’s new album is titled Resilience. Despite featuring a different singer for nearly every release, the band has continued producing hits. It’s difficult to think of another group that has changed ranks so often and still retained a following. Perhaps, it’s the fans that are truly resilient – but their faith may be tested with the arrival of new front man Jason Moreno. Whether in full-on scream mode or attempting balladry, Moreno comes across more as a serviceable metal karaoke singer rather than a band leader. And as for the lyrics….’I’m gonna live my life like it’s Saturday night/sleep when I’m dead and buried/Sunday I’ll say I’m sorry’ from the Kiss-inspired lead single “Saturday Night” pretty much says it all. To be fair though, Drowning Pool is appreciated more for the force of the music than the lyrical content, and Resilience contains several double-kick drum rockers like “Anytime Anyplace,” “One Finger and a Fist” and “Life of Misery.” The band also gets emotional with the Alice in Chains-esque “Bleed with You,” “In Memory of” and “Skip to the End” – all competent metal anthems that just might tug at the heart strings enough to keep the fans invested.

Jacob Jones

Good Timin’ in Waynetown Electric Western Records 4/5

Jacob Jones is old school. His musical style harkens back to the sound of the 50’s and 60’s – original rock and roll based on the 12 bar blues progression, doo-wop and even a hint of Dixieland. And yet, Good Timin’ in Waynetown somehow manages to sound completely contemporary. The key to the album’s success is Jones’ voice – it possesses real character and strength, drawing the listener into the storytelling of each song. The title track swings with the best of them and charms with lyrics like ‘We’re going to find a little trouble tonight/ we’re getting dressed up to get dressed down.’ “Lost on the Ohio” slows the tempo with a Fats Domino piano blues that still lifts the spirits. Elsewhere, “Tennessee Highway” restores the pace with a Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” riff and a bit of life in the fast lane, while “A Little More Time” is a classic working-man’s tale: ‘Well, darling, come on, it’s Friday night/I know everything is gonna be all right/with that new dress on, we’re goin’ out tonight.’ Good Timin’ in Waynetown never loses focus. All 10 songs hit their mark and then step out of the spotlight on cue.

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Frontier Ruckus

Eternity of Dimming Quite Scientific Records 3.5 The only artistic challenge as daunting for a band as making a lucid, unpretentious concept album is making a cohesive, entertaining double album. And Frontier Ruckus apparently did not get the ‘less is more’ memo; the boys were clearly too busy recording. Indeed, Eternity of Dimming drones on for far too long – a fact that lessens the impact of some great songs along the way. As is the case with so many double albums, this one would have made for a fantastic single album. It’s not that the songs aren’t well-written - to the contrary, the alt-country feel is expertly achieved with a sharp mix of banjo, acoustic/electric guitar and occasional strings. It’s just that it all sounds quite similar. The tempo rarely budges from a lazy, Neil Young Harvest-era beat, and the chord progressions – while quite pleasing – seem quite monotonous by the end. With all that in mind, there’s still no denying the songwriting talent at work. “I Met Rebecca,” “Birthday Girl,” “Nightmares of Space” and “Careening Catalog Immemorial” are just a few examples of Frontier Ruckus at its best – taking cues from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Uncle Tupelo and the aforementioned Neil Young. There’s a lot to like about Eternity of Dimming, but a little less would have been nice.

Super Water Sympathy

Hydrogen Child In Music We Trust Records 3.5 The members of Louisiana-based Super Water Sympathy (SWS) describe their sound as ‘water pop.’ It’s a fairly bold move to coin a new genre – as if the music you create is so unique it cannot be categorized within the context of current trends – but SWS just about pulls it off. Regardless of the semantics, Hydrogen Child’s mix of chimes, strings, piano and jangling guitar is undiluted pop music with a strict focus on melody – and singer Ansley Hugh. Her vocals are a reassuring blend of today’s female stars like KT Tunstall, Sara Bareillis and even The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O. She never misses a note and - somewhat distractingly at times - almost never stops singing. That’s a shame, because SWS’s ‘water pop’ is often even more engaging instrumentally, but that side of the band only occasionally receives the spotlight. The best tracks here are “Pipe Dream” and “Uh Oh!” The former sounds like a darker version of Katy Perry’s “Firework,” while the latter bears more than a passing resemblance to Of Monsters and Men. “When You’re not Around” and “Magnolia Parade” feature stark, moody piano progressions that recall Adele’s smash “Someone Like You” and achieve nearly the same emotional impact. Call it what you will, SWS’s sound is infectious, plain and simple. —Thomas Ellis

cd sidebar Sevendust

Black Out the Sun 7Bros. Records

Lajon and the crew have returned, namely guitarist Clint Lowery who took a six year albescence from the band. The single “Decay” totally resurrects the aggressive, sludgy jerk-rock spirit of the band. The vocals throughout are tinged with melancholia but remain passionate and edgy. Most importantly, Sevendust returns to their melodic roots with this album, especially in the track “Picture Perfect.” The second half of the album is more interesting (blues riffs?!) than the first but as a whole this is a solid offering.

Matt & Kim Lightning Fader Label

This album is the fourth go-around for the quirky duo. The album is a curious landscape of clicks, chimes, synths and showers of “oohs” and “ahhs.” The sometimes campy, bright tones create an effervescent energy that is quite infectious. As the album progresses, Matt ’s voice starts to get very irritating, the tone rarely changes and the lyrics are too repetitive. Eventually, the soul-less manufactured beat drowns out all else for the listener. This one needs tone and rhythm variety.

The Color Pharmacy

Self-Titled Self-Released

This trio from Minneapolis is a cool as a northern winter. This album, their sophomore effort follows their debut album Texatonka released in 2011. The vocals are reminiscent of 90’s alt-rock, hallowed and soulful but can also be lighter and playful. The instrumentation is bluesy, slightly quirky, driven but also very chill. The transition of the rhythms is refreshing and seamless. This album is a wellbalanced and attention-grabbing. Be sure to check out the single off the album, “Aperture.”

—Nick Durcholz

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Video Games

Tomb Raider

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ne of the most prolific series in video game history has recently been excavated from its own crypt, done up with a slick new sheen, dragged through the dirt and injected with a healthy dose of fear. For 17 years, the buxom adventurer Lara Croft has fought re-animated skeletons, navigated puzzling underground terrain and uncovered timeless treasure, all the while keeping her sass, smarts and short shorts. In the newest installment, much has changed and in a good way. The new Tomb Raider focuses on a young, curious Lara Croft, head full of grandiose ideas and dreams. The player experiences raw emotion first-hand from Lara as she is molded through pain, fear and the elements. The young Lara spawns true empathy and is much easier to take seriously than the Barbie-esque heroine of old. This is Tomb Raider with teeth. Suspense abounds as cut-scenes and gameplay seamlessly intertwine with each other which kept me immersed and entertained. The environments were striking and detailed and the lighting was very complex. Lara’s movements felt natural and the controls were very manageable throughout the game. You could even explore solely to find a large variety of collectables. You can also hunt, which is thrilling thanks to a precise, quick and simple bow & arrow targeting system. The game’s upgrade and experience system is embedded perfectly and stylishly into the game. The player builds up three categories: Survivor, Hunter and Brawler. From the same menu you can also modify weapons, fast-travel and manage inventory. In a favorite scene of mine, Lara gets stuck in a bear trap then hears blood-curdling howls nearby. She prepped her bow, then I took over with nothing but tall grass in front of me, wolves suddenly erupted from the foliage like savage, toothy shadows. I had to dispatch them in midair lunge to prevent myself from becoming dog food. In my experience with the game, I only noticed a couple flaws. The first was some cheesy, sub-par voice acting and the second was a feeling of being detached and distracted by all the little things to do besides the primary objective. All-in-all the rebooted Tomb Raider is fun, exciting and very well done. Make a date to get to know the real Lara!

—Mr. Farthington

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Could this be a joke?

I asked myself on a Saturday morning in February. ‘Someone must have hacked into Maker’s Mark Bourbon’s newsletter list and sent this to all the ambassadors.’ I read it again in disbelief:

We wanted you to be the first to know that, after looking at all possible solutions, we’ve worked carefully to reduce the alcohol by volume (ABV) by just 3%. This will enable us to maintain the same taste profile and increase our limited supply so there is enough Maker’s Mark to go around, while we continue to expand the distillery and increase our production capacity. We have both tasted it extensively, and it’s completely consistent with the taste profile our founder/dad/grandfather, Bill Samuels, Sr., created nearly 60 years ago. We’ve also done extensive testing with Maker’s Mark drinkers, and they couldn’t tell a difference.

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ecause I have a direct line to the President of Maker’s Mark on the red wax phone in my office, I call with Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark. “Rob, I received an email that isn’t making sense, is this true?” As a journalist, I always want to know before going to press. Rob confirms the announcement is true and offers an explanation of how demand for Maker’s has increased dramatically over the last several years. The only thing that can be added to Bourbon when it comes out of the barrel is water. The company now believes that adding a little more water proofing it from 45% (90 proof) to 42% (84 proof) will help them satisfy a little more demand. While we have noticed the popularity of Maker’s Mark increasing over 8 years, we’ve never had difficulty finding Maker’s Mark in stores. However, perhaps someone has… At the same time, we our coverage of the Maker’s Mark proof story becomes one of the hottest reports people have ever read and commented on at BourbonBlog.com. We were getting several hundred Tweets an hour at @BourbonBlog all demanding Maker’s Mark return to 90 proof. Finally, several evenings later as the new Maker’s Mark bottles at 43% hit the shelves; a friend from Owensboro brings me some to try. On a blind taste comparison, I taste the difference right away. In the end, about a week later after the first announcement, Maker’s changes their minds to satisfy consumers.

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So what made Maker’s Mark change their mind? The power of social media has more than just a little to do with it. Jack Daniels reduced their ABV down to 40 (80 proof) in the 1990’s before we all had the ability to witness live complaints and the influence of Facebook, Twitter and the many other websites, in addition to BourbonBlog.com who took the consumers seriously. Some inside un-named sources tell BourbonBlog. com that 4 million negative Tweets were blasted across Twitter encouraging Maker’s Mark to change their minds. While some big name distillers and consumers have privately shared with me that they believe it was a marketing ploy to get people talking about Maker’s Mark, it seems difficult to believe Maker’s would do that. I invite you to listen to our radio podcast interviews with Rob and Bill Samuels, Jr on BourbonBlog.com during that week giving updates about the issue. They deny any marketing ploys and sincerely raise a glass toasting to their consumers who spoke up. We don’t predict any brands will be changing proof again anytime soon.

—Tom Fischer


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