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CONTENTS

February 2014

FEATURES Pg. 16

Cuisine & Dining

Mardi Gras Party Guide

Find Your Way to Celebrate

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Valentine’s Day Shopping Guide

Sweet Deals for Your Sweetheart

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The Really Big Awards Show

Jason Watson Food Critic Cooking Spotlight: Stockwell Inn What’s Cookin’: Mama Mia’s at Tropicana Evansville Pg. 33 Local Chef Spotlight: Blake Kollker Pg. 34 Restaurant Guide

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Lots of Fun to Benefit Evansville ARC

Entertainment

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a Not-So-Ordinary Citizen Pg. 15 & 69 Mugshots: They Defied the Law…and Lost Pg. 24 Gov’t Mule at the Victory Theatre Pg. 50 Bar Guide Pg. 54 In Town: Evansville Night Life Pg. 64 Wedding DJ Randy Weber Pg. 70 Local Talent: Eric Tillman (E2) Pg. 71 Soundboard: Gitgo Pg. 72 How I Roll Pg. 73 The Grand Tour Pg. 74 20 Questions from a 20-Year-Old Pg. 78 Arts & Activities Guide Pg. 80 Official Blues Brothers Revue at Jasper Arts Center Pg. 81 Games: Sudoku & More Pg. 82 Community & Family Pg. 86 According to Kana

Florida Georgia Line at the Ford Center

Two Dudes, Two Hearts: An Interview with Brian Kelley

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Irish Comedy Tour at the Victory Theatre

An Interview with Comedian Derek Richards

Pg. 18 Broadway at Old National Events Plaza: Bring It On! The Musical

Be a Part of the Cheerocracy

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EPO Classics presents Romeo & Juliet at the Victory Theatre

A Special Performance for Your Special Someone

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Valentine’s Party with Todd Yohn at Germania Maennerchor

Presented by the Joke Factory Editor’s Corner Pg. 4

Combating the Big Chill

Business Pg. 53

Smokefree Communities

Sports Pg. 19 Pg. 66

Bob’s Gym Custom Fit Icemen Player Profiles

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

Pg. 88 Local Band Spotlight: Matt & Dave Acoustic Pg. 94 Clubs & Pubs Guide Pg. 95 We Were There

Reviews

Beer: Cure What Ales You Cinema: In Theatres & New Releases Pg. 88 Music Pg. 76 Pg. 87

Coupons Pg. 22 & 23

Save Big!

Local Happenings

Destination Henderson Rally for Randi: Someplace Else Nightclub Benefit Pg. 60 2nd Annual Oscar Gala at the Victory Theatre Pg. 79 EPO Pops Gospel Night Pg. 82 1st Annual Franklin Street Gumbo Cook-Off Pg. 85 EYHA Try Hockey for Free Day Pg. 29 Pg. 57

ON THE COVER On the Cover this Month Cajun Dishes from Par-K Seafood Photos by Brian Bennett

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Contributors Cont.. Daniel Knight, Paul Bragin, Jabez Martinez, Jason Watson, Russell J. Lloyd, Kana L. Brown, Casey Williams, Johnny Fletcher

Contributors Claire Edwards, Nikki Davis, Jessie Hellmann, Jaimie Humbert, Sarah Dyson,

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Combating the Big Chill >> Readers, advertisers and friends of all sorts, While most of you (who still hold onto your sanity) counted down the minutes until the polar vortex receded to the arctic from whence it came and bid good riddance to its monstrous sub-zero swirl, I found myself in a state of awe and appreciation. On a food run in Warrick County the night it descended, I got a candid glimpse at its impossible combination of alarming force and subtle beauty. In strong ambient light the snow sped past horizontally like smudged or blurred time, and with lack of light the snow barreled at the vehicle like stars past a space vessel that was going into hyper-drive. As a result of the natural spectacle, a magnificent mixed drink of emotion formed within me: two parts calm, one part anxiety and one part excitement with a splash of nostalgia. Because of the gravity this moment, I saw the polar vortex as a rare, special event such as Haley’s Comet and I was sad to see it go. Like a farewell to good friend you only see every 20 years, and it was bittersweet… Coming back down to earth, there are two ideal weapons inside this very issue to help you combat the extraordinary winter of 2014. The return of our Mardi Gras Party Guide filled with eccentric establishments that are sure to fill your Mardi Gras with fun, excitement and most importantly, the spirit of extravagance. Also inside, the second edition of our re-vitalized Valentine’s Day

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Shopping Guide with a variety of meaningful and fun gifts sure to melt the heart of your loved one. Continuing the theme of romance, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will do their part to cut through the cold with a passionate presentation of Romeo & Juliet. Transitioning to music, Warren Haynes and the rest of Gov’t Mule will also heat up the Victory Theatre with searing guitar riffs and driving jams. Not to mention, the hot-to-trot country duo Florida-Georgia Line at the Ford Center. The energy only increases from there with a hilarious performance from the Irish Comedy Tour, 2014’s edition of the Really Big Show and a bubbly, bright showing of Bring it On! The Musical at the Old National Events Plaza (formerly the Centre). You will find all of this, and much more to combat the chill of February inside!

Stay Toasty!

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The Really by Jessie Hellmann

The 11th annual Really Big Show is coming up Feb. 8th, with all proceeds going to Evansville ARC.

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he Really Big Show is an annual variety show fundraiser for Evansville ARC, a not-for-profit organization that provides services to children and adults with disabilities. Denise Seibert, Director of Development for Evansville ARC, said the Really Big Show has become critical to the organization. “The show has been critical to helping the community become more familiar with Evansville ARC and our mission of serving children and adults with disabilities,” Seibert said. “(It helps) Evansville ARC have the necessary funds we need to maintain our many programs.” She said since the show started in 2003, it’s raised more than $1 million for Evansville ARC. “Our services range from opportunities for employment, transition services for students from high school to adult life, volunteer opportunities in the community and the development of life skills, in addition to an inclusive child care center for children with and without disabilities,” she said. This year, the show includes a wide variety of acts, including Angelus, a group of six women from Mt. Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy

that perform sacred music from various historical periods, to the band Deja Blu 5, as well as North High School’s Choir. She said the show will also be equipped with a few surprises - as well as - a performance by Evansville ARC’s Child Life Center Really Little Dancers. “Guests should attend the show because it’s truly fun-filled, entertaining evening for the entire family that supports the critical work of Evansville ARC,” Seibert said. “There is something that family members of all ages can enjoy.” The Curtain Call Reception features food, drinks, music and a silent auction, as well as a chance to mingle with the cast and crew after the show. This year, Jeff Lyons, chief meteorologist with 14 News, will be hosting and writing the show along with Marc Scott and Mark Elliot from 104.1 FM WIKY. “Those three men, especially when you get them together, are hilarious and really keep the show fun and entertaining,” Seibert said. Lyons, who has been involved with the show for many years, said it makes him proud to see what the agency does to help people with disabilities.

“In many ways, the show is just a part of me,” he said. “The thing I like best about the show is that each year is completely different. Different themes, different acts…basically; it is a true variety show.” As host, he is the head script writer. “I like the thrill of ad-libbing and getting laughs in front of a live audience, and the show is certainly a great outlet for that,” Lyons said. “We only do one rehearsal on the day of the show, so I have to have my part down cold and be ready to adapt as unexpected things often happen. If I do my job right, it just looks like I am up there having fun without a care in the world. Of course, it takes a lot of preparation to pull that off.” The Really Big Show is ARC’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and also provides a good outlet for local talent, he said. “People should come to the show to help support ARC,” Lyons said. “But, even more importantly, they should come to have a good time and support our many acts and community leaders who perform on stage.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Old National Events Plaza box office or through Ticketmaster. For those interested in VIP tickets, which include prime show seating and a ticket to the Curtain Call Reception, tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online at www.evansvillearc.org.

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Tax Tips for Filing your 2013 Return The IRS will begin accepting e-filed returns on January 31st. Make sure you are using the correct filing status; your filing status is determined by your marital status on December 31st of the tax year. Your filing status determines the amount of your standard deduction. There are 5 filing statuses; 1) Single for those who are not married even if you have children and may qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit 2) Married Filing Joint even if only one spouse has income. 3) Married Filing Separate you are responsible only for your return. You must list the name of your spouse and their social security number on your return. 4) Head of Household you must have a qualifying child/person 5) Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Exemptions/Dependents - Verify the last name and social security number are correct to prevent delays in the processing of your return. Make sure you have all income documents from all sources and report all income on your return. Interest and dividend income, unemployment income and gambling income are all taxable. The standard deduction is a set amount determined by your filing status. Itemized deductions are the total of personal expenses you incurred and you paid. You must complete the Schedule A to determine if this is more beneficial. Exemptions reduce your taxable income. Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit based on your earned income. If you meet the qualifications you may claim this credit whether you are single or married filing a joint tax return. If you have dependent children and earned income the credit amount is based on your earned income and number of children. You must file Schedule EIC with your return if you are claiming the credit with children. Review your return checking that all names and amounts are entered correctly. Any errors will delay the processing of your return and you receiving your refund. Visit irs.gov for more detailed information. —Betsy Cockrum of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

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News4U (N4U): I recently had a very interesting conversation with your drummer, Sean Fuller, who happens to be an Evansville native. He absolutely insisted that you and Tyler are the nicest guys around. What’s the real story? Brian Kelley (BK): Well, we pay him really well (laughs). No, I just think we’re thankful to be where we’re at – and it has to do with how we were raised. We’re very thankful for our fans and the life that we have. Not many people get the opportunity to travel around in a tour bus and play music.

N4U: You and Tyler do a lot of co-writing, but you also have a real knack for picking songs by other writers such as “Stay.” What’s the process like behind the scenes? BK: We’ve got an amazing team behind us in Nashville – it’s a group effort. Our philosophy is “better is better.” Tyler and I are two dudes with two hearts, and we try to pick songs that we know our fans will be affected by like “Stay.”

N4U: With the success that you’ve had, you are starting to eclipse many of the bands that you originally opened for. Is that awkward in any way? BK: Man, I don’t know. I think that the cool thing about country music is that everybody is really supportive – it’s kind of like a family out here. It’s been cool to learn from the best and incorporate some of that

N4U: After the monumental success of “Cruise,” you re-mixed it with the rapper Nelly. Did you enjoy turning the track into a dance song? BK: Man, it was probably the highlight of last year. We’ve been fans of his for so long, so when we got word he was interested, we were like “heck yeah!” We probably listened to it about a hundred times within the first

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by Thomas Ellis

at the Ford Center

two days and couldn’t wait for the world to hear it. We’re still good buddies with him and plan to work with him again in the near future.

N4U: Considering all of the success with your debut album, are you being pressured to record again or will you take a moment to enjoy the ride? BK: We’re excited about the next album and plan to start recording in the next couple of months. We’ve got a song that we can’t wait to cut. But there’s not much pressure – we’re just going to do our thing and hopefully make another album that people love. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the fordcenter.com.


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The Irish Comedy Tour at the Victory Theatre by Thomas Ellis

Combining no-holds-barred humor with manic fiddle playing straight from Dublin, the irreverent Irish Comedy Tour is coming to the Victory Theatre on February 7th.

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t’s a show unlike any other, featuring the “Comedy Barbarian,” Mike McCarthy, veteran funnyman, Derek Richards, and two freakishly-talented musicians, Derrick Keane and Damon Leibert. Together, they create the boisterous atmosphere of an Irish pub – a wild mix of inappropriate jokes and the driving dance beat of Ireland.

The brainchild of the tour, Richards kindly spoke with News4U about the show and his long comedy career. News4U (N4U): This show sounds crazy. Can you give me an idea of how it’s structured? Derek Richards (DR): Damon - dressed as a leprechaun - and Derrick start the show and get the crowd riled up with some amazing Irish music. Then I come out and bring the “sexy” for about 40 minutes followed by a couple more songs. Then Mike comes out in a kilt. He’s criminally insane, a short, bald fireplug - we call him “the bar fight at the end of the night.” The show really does feel like you’re sitting in an Irish pub. N4U: Do you find that the content of the show translates regardless of the audience? DR: We get people from all backgrounds coming to the show – German, Greek, Italian, etc. But everyone can relate, because everybody has an uncle or grandpa or grandma like the relatives we’re joking about. We’re not doing actual jokes about Ireland – it’s more focused on the family life that we experienced growing up as Irish Americans.

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N4U: You’ve done a number of USO tours to entertain the troops as well as plenty of corporate gigs – talk about disparate audiences. DR: I’ve done three tours in the Middle East – performed in Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The troops are fantastic audiences, so appreciative, because they’re just looking for a release valve. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to go there and provide that outlet for them. Corporate gigs are quite different. As with any job, you need to be able to adjust and react. I sort of pattern it after a quarterback – you know the play, but depending on the team you’re up against, you might take a look at the situation and call an audible. After 20 years of performing, I know what I can get away with in a corporate setting as opposed to the freedom of a nightclub setting – or in front of our troops.

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N4U: Critics have suggested that considering your talent and experience, you should be even more popular. Is that something you’re concerned with and if so, what would it take to reach the next level? DR: I’m actually comfortable with my current level of success, but if an opportunity came along to take my comedy to another level, I would certainly welcome it. In fact, we’re going to be filming an upcoming date of the Irish Comedy Tour in high-definition, and the hope is that we can secure a deal with Comedy Central or another station to broadcast it. I think the show would play really well on television and be very cheap to produce. But, there’s still nothing like seeing it in person, so I hope all the comedy fans in Evansville will come out for the show – there’s nothing out there like it.

The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit victorytheatre.com.


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Broadway at

Old National Events Plaza present:

by Sarah Dyson

If you’re a fan of the theater, or just looking for a fun play to see, then come to Old National Events Plaza (formerly the Centre) in Evansville for the presentation of Bring it On!

The Musical on February 9th at 7 p.m.

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ow, even though I personally would go to a play like this anyway since I’m a fan of the theater, those of you skeptics should know that this play is indeed adapted from the 2000 movie Bring it On! starring Kristen Dunst. For those of you who have no clue what Bring it On! is, the basic plot is that a champion high school cheer-squad runs into trouble when they suddenly discover they’ve been unknowingly ripping-off their routines from an all African-American squad, and set out to make it right by giving it their all at regionals with new and original routines. And even though the movie’s cast won’t be on stage, Old National Events Plaza (formerly the Centre) will be host to an equallyskilled and entertaining cast for the show. Bring it On! is an exciting production. These actresses and actors will be using their full athletic abilities to leave the audience awe-struck. In fact, the New York Times was quoted as saying, “Instead of humming the songs - or the scenery, as the old joke goes - you leave humming the gymnastics.” So, I suppose it is up to you, the reader to decide if you’re going to, as the saying goes, “bring it on!” and attend this play. For more information call the Old National Events Plaza Box Office at 812-435-5544 or 812-5770 ext. 211. Tickets go on-sale November 22 at 10 a.m. Seats are $52, $32 and $22. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Day of show the hours are 10 a.m. to Showtime.

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EPO presents a Special Performance of

Romeo & Juliet by Jaimie Humbert

Turn down the houselights and cue the romance! On February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Victory, the Evansville Philharmonic presents Romeo and Juliet, the ultimate Valentine Day’s concert. he story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, as they swoon TBernstein’s and sacrifice is told through three composers: Leonard West Side Story Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and

Juliet Fantasy Overture and excerpts from Prokofiev’s balletic Romeo and Juliet. “We may have to have some Kleenexes in the house,” jokes Maestro Alfred Savia, the Philharmonic conductor. “Yet it’s so beautiful.” For those familiar with the story of Juliet and her Romeo, the Philharmonic’s production is told through the creative minds of three varying composers from different eras. “Forget the ending, forget the feuding.” Savia insists audiences will get swept away by the romance and magic of the music. The production opens with Bernstein’s West Side Story Overture and the setting of New York’s West Side, where opposing gangs represent the Montagues and Capulets. West Side Story is considered the great American musical, and the overture offers a vast selection of recognizable tunes, according to Savia. Bernstein’s music is Latin-influenced and edgy, which represents the street violence and conflict of this Shakespearean adaptation. “No music is more romantic than Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet,” promises Savia. He argues that the magic of the Fantasy Overture, with its soaring themes and the pulsating sound of horns in the background, is more recognizable than the West Side Story melodies. Tchaikovsky, the great Russian

Romantic composer, captures not only the famous balcony scene but also the pivotal character of Friar Lawrence. “He’s the [vehicle] for them to get together,” says Savia. The friar secretly marries the young lovers, despite the fighting between their families. The Fantasy Overture is described as a symphonic poem which mirrors the poetry of Shakespeare’s verse. The youthful, uplifting notes of the Fantasy Overture will make audiences want to fall in love. The centerpiece of the Philharmonic’s Romeo and Juliet is Savia’s carefully constructed excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet. From Prokofiev’s three suites, Savia has chosen the best of each and compiled them chronologically to tell the complete story of the famous lovers. With 12 musical excerpts, Savia admits, “This is the first time I’m doing so many selections from the ballet.” In addition to the swelling music, the Philharmonic is collaborating with the University of Evansville Theater Department to provide actors to read lines from Shakespeare’s play prior to each musical number. “It puts you in the moment,” says Savia. There will be no costumes, only readings to “absorb what Shakespeare wrote.” Prokofiev’s ballet brings to life one of the most important scenes of the story, the Capulet tomb. The moment is “so poignant and so tearful,” and the beauty of the music will move audiences in a way they’ve never experienced Romeo and Juliet. Bring your Valentine.

Tickets are available through the box office by calling (812) 425-5050 or online at evansvillephilharmonic.org. PHOTO CREDIT GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Gov’t Mule at the Victory by Nick Durcholz

In this their 20th year, Gov’t Mule remains a unique beast taking psych-blues-rock from the foggy days of acid rock and giving it a contemporary face.

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n promotion of their newest record Shout! The band will be dropping by the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville on February 21st at 8 p.m. The band originally formed as a trio and side-project of the Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and then bassist, Allen Woody. Haynes was connected with original and current drummer Matt Abts through playing with him in another band called the Dickey Betts’ Band. Their debut self-titled album released in 1995. Two years later, Haynes and Woody shifted their full focus on Gov’t Mule. All was well until 2000, when the band suffered

a casualty: Allen Woody. After the band and many other artists paid tribute to Woody, Gov’t Mule had to share the attention of Haynes with several other bands. A slew of keyboardists and bassists supported Gov’t Mule in this time from Les Claypool of Primus to Paige McConnell of Phish to Jason Newstead of Metallica and more, up until 2004. Then, the band settled with bassist Andy Hess of the Black Crowes and keyboardist Danny Louis. They recorded their first album with Gov’t Mule in 2004. In 2008, Hess was replaced by current bassist Jorgen Carlsson. The new and dynamic

Shout! is their third release with the current line-up. Even with so much change on all levels over the years, they carry on as a juggernaut of a live act. On the road, you would usually find them on the lips of frequenters of the jam band circuit who lovingly refer to them as “The Mule” or “Mule.” But regardless of what your taste, the playing style of Warren Haynes needs to be witnessed by anyone who appreciates music. It is truly remarkable; a mix of precise and passionate, fluid and funky. Long live the “Mule!”

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outletsincluding victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY) and the Ford Center Ticket Office.

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PHOTO CREDIT RACHEL GOERG ES

Feb. 7: Tiny Tots Art “Little Rembrandts” Art Classes Audubon Museum, 3100 Highway 41N. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Pre-registration is required. Info: kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or (270) 827-1893 Feb. 14 – March 20: “Masters in the Making” Exhibit by Artist Chris Thomas and Students Audubon Museum, 3100 Highway 41N. Info: (270) 827 1893 Feb. 19 – April 3: Black & White Photography Exhibit Rotunda Gallery, Henderson Co. Library, 101 S. Main Street, Henderson, KY. Info: www.ohiovalleyart.org or (270) 860-1930 Feb. 20: 20th Annual Awards Breakfast Rookies Banquet Room, 117 Second Street, Henderson, KY. 7:30-9 a.m. Info: www.downtownhenderson.org or (270) 827-0016 Feb. 22: Bowl for Kids’ Sake Echo Lanes, Eastgate Shopping Center, Henderson, KY. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Info: www.bbbsov.org, jeremy.lear@bbbsov.org or (270) 631-0738

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JASON WATSON FOOD CRITIC Pizza King

Multiple Locations, Evansville & Newburgh www.pizzakingevansville.com www.facebook.com/PizzaKingEvansville

A Deluxe Stromboli was my first excursion. Huge and piled with ground seasoned sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, a sweet tomato sauce and no shortage of oregano-seasoned mozzarella cheese. These puppies are hot, whole or halved, and huge either way you cut it. Though the toasty Vienna loaf is, and has always been, what I look forward to. Then the Buffalo Chicken Pizza… A slightly-salty thin crust topped with tender, diced chicken, a vinegar-y but mild buffalo sauce, tons of mild mozz, plenty of banana peppers and garnished with a tangy ranch dressing. Loved it! The sauce was spicy and acidic and melds well with the peppers. Pizza King also has party platters available for delivery or carryout. If you need a beer and quick bite, hit up the west side or Newburgh locations.

Leroy’s Tavern

2659 Mt Vernon Ave, Evansville, IN 47712 (812) 464-8300

Leroy’s was established in 1970 and has been family owned and operated since. Ms. Carl brought my personal pizza and some wings before I could even hang up my jacket. Topped with fresh veggies and meats, tasty sweet sauce and the crust…The crust is what stood out. It wasn’t too thin, certainly not thick. It was crispy and sweet, but held together almost like a perfect pie crust. Being from an Italian family, and being I’ve eaten pizza in many different cities, this crust just stood out. Sweet yet savory, crispy yet tender. Then the Fried Bologna Sandwich… Have it on breads of your choice, served with pickle, onion and mustard… Oh man, thank you so much!

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COOKING SPOTLIGHT Mardi Gras Grub with

Stockwell Inn Stockwell co-owner Andrea Will shares that for Mardi Gras, the restaurant will be serving Crawfish dinners, “fresh from the Louisiana bayou.” These meals will be served with smoked sausage, potatoes, corn-onthe-cob and French bread. The restaurant will also offer fried gator, oysters on the half shell, red beans & rice, jambalaya, gumbo, drunken chicken, oyster and shrimp po’ boys, as well as their “nearly-famous White chocolate bread pudding.” When asked what prompted their family (including additional co-owners: Jerry and Betty Will and Audrey Christie) to serve Cajun food in our southwestern Indiana town, Will shares, “I have always loved Cajun food. We used to go to a restaurant that served Cajun dishes, and when they closed I decided since I loved to cook, I could make those dishes at home. Crawfish is now a staple in our house. I always wanted to fix Cajun food for Mardi Gras, but I knew I couldn’t do it by myself. In came my brother-in-law, Jason Christie. He has family in the Baton Rouge area. They along with some of their friends taught Jason the ‘real Cajun’ way of doing a crawfish boil. Every year since that, his family has been sending fresh crawfish from Louisiana to us with all the right seasonings to add to the boil. Jason does the crawfish boil; I fix all the Cajun dishes, with the help of our parents and all our employees helping with all the prep work. [M]y sister Audrey [then comes in] with her white chocolate bread pudding recipe. We have a feast! We try to have something for everybody. Some things have seafood, some don’t. Some just have chicken or smoked sausage.” The restaurant will start its Mardi Gras celebration on February 27, and it will go through Fat Tuesday on March 4. During that time, they will have special hours of operation that Saturday to open at 11 a.m. (instead of their normal 4 p.m.). Including the Sunday during Mardi Gras. Will shares, “Our customers always have such a good time they requested to give them another day. It really is a festive atmosphere.” During that time period, Stockwell Inn will also have great drink specials every day. They will also be selling beads with all of the proceeds going to It Takes a Village Canine Rescue and Wish Upon a Star.

For those interested in Stockwell’s standard fare, visitors can stop by for their made from scratch plate lunches, homemade soups, burgers and appetizers including the crowd favorite “hot chips.” Will shares that they have “one of the best breaded tenderloins you will ever have,” in addition to their ruebens and hot browns. She also says, “We have a huge selection of sandwiches- both breaded and grilled if you want something a little healthier.” Also on the lighter side, they have several types of salads and wraps. They recommend their chopped steak or rib-eye dinners for evening guests, and they encourage all patrons to try one of their many desserts. So swing on into Stockwell Inn to liven up your tastebuds for the Mardi Gras season, and walk away with inspiration for your own meal ideas for the festivities at your house! —Nikki Davis For more information, please call (812) 476-2384. Stockwell Inn is located at 4001 E. Eichel St. in Evansville.

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n search of true Mardi Gras grub? Consider a trip to the Stockwell Inn to sample their Creole cooking before you prepare your own family’s menu for the season.

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Mama Mia's at Tropicana Evansville

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crispy outside boasted a familiar, comforting flavor but also a slight note of peanut came through. They were very savory but still on the light side. Then, a slow-building, pleasantly warm spice became apparent from red pepper flake. The calamari itself was tender with an ever-so-subtle hint of the sea. Fantastico! Next up to the plate was the clean-up hitter, the beast that is Mama Mia’s Double Deluxe pizza. This is a hefty pie not for calorie accountants or the small of stomach. It boasts a double-crust layered with cheese, sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, pepperoni and pepperoncinis. And the flavor is just as burly with a variety of textures to keep you entertained. It is earthy, savory, tangy goodness. There is minimal sauce in play here but the freshness of the ingredients more than carry this pizza. The crust is done right, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. What a pie! Lastly, I tried the entrée Parmesan Gnocchis. Potato gnocchis in a creamy, sundried tomato sauce with parmesan cheese. These are little, round savory bites of heaven. Absolutely irresistible. They boast an impossibly tender texture with a bold cheese flavor. This dish is 100% comfort food with a fancy twist. Looking for an excuse to head to Tropicana Evansville? Mama Mia’s is it!

—Nick Durcholz

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rom privately owned-and-operated small operations to massive national chains, there is no shortage of Italian cuisine in Evansville. I’ve had the chance to dine at - what I would think to be - a large portion of them and while they all have their own clear strengths, none of them truly stood out to me. That was until very recently, when I had the opportunity to be treated at the newest member of the Tropicana Evansville food and beverage family: Mama Mia’s. As a whole, I felt that this Italian eatery achieved a difficult balancing act. They are a culmination of the positive aspects of both hometown joints and large chains. With very reasonable prices, homemade dough, a wine list and a simple menu that still holds a great variety of dishes, you can go the casual route or the classy route. I believe it even reaches as far as bordering upon the resplendent red of the fine dining upper-echelon. Upon entering, (I would realize later that) the atmosphere of the restaurant reflected the theme of versatility. I absorbed middle-of-the-road lighting, an open-air view of the pizza oven, rich wood tones and red and white checkerboard table covers. I was instantly comfortable. So, casual vibe? Check. As for a romantic rendezvous? It doesn’t boast the surroundings of some of the most picturesque patios in the tri-state, but it doesn’t have to. I’d take my special someone in a heartbeat because the food speaks volumes. First up was the Mia Caprese salad. With fresh mozzarella balls, ripe tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar, it was an earthy and zesty wake-up call for my taste buds. The transition of flavors was like a mini-journey in this dish. It is a taste of the garden with a piney kick, and then smoothes out with the subtle saltiness of the tender mozzarella balls and finally, a sweet and sour punch from the balsamic vinegar. Indeed, a classy and multi-faceted starter. The next appetizer was the Calamari Fritti. Not the most accessible of dishes but unique, and I had to try it. The ring-shaped snacks were a wonderful light tan hue and proved extremely addictive. The

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Blake Kollker

There is no magic dust or compounds in these meals. It’s really more about eating the way we used to before convenience trumped nutrition.” — Chef Blake Kollker

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rea chef Blake Kollker is ready to whip your diet into shape. His Perfectly Fresh meals are “portioncontrolled meals sealed in microwaveable containers, made with local grass-fed beef, no hormone, no antibiotic chicken, local vegetables and whole grains.

Three size varieties will be delivered daily to all Bob’s gym locations and placed in coolers for customers to pick which options they would like [in order to] reheat for 60 seconds and enjoy a convenient, affordable, healthy and delicious meal. Right now about 70% of our meals are gluten-free and we believe we will get close to 100% within a year. And we will have a vegetarian daily as well as a Paleo meal.” Overall, Perfectly Fresh gives you around 50 different options, and eventually they are looking to offer as many as 100 that will be rotated with the seasons and based on what is available from local farmers. Kollker shares that, “The most

of

Bob’s Gym Perfectly Fresh Meals

popular one so far is ‘Spaghetti and Meatballs,’ which includes turkey meatballs made with quinoa, zucchini, carrot, low sodium ketchup, low sodium gluten-free soy, and egg. These are placed on top of brown rice spaghetti and spaghetti squash and topped with house made marinara.” So, how do Perfectly Fresh Meals help you stay healthy? According to Kollker, “There is no magic dust or compounds in these meals. It’s really more about eating the way we used to before convenience trumped nutrition. All of these meals are ‘complete’ in their nutrient profiles. Of course, people come out with new diets and plans, but we just wanted to make delicious balanced meals that are affordable but taste like they could be in an upscale restaurant. The breakdown on all of these meals on average will be 360 calories, 25-28 grams lean protein, 35-39 grams of carbs, 10-12 grams of heart-healthy fat, and less than 500 mg of sodium.” To create the meals, Kollker starts with what is delicious versus what is healthy, though. He adds, “From there, we use a computer program that links to the USDA nutritional database and we can finalize and tweak the meals to meet our nutritional guidelines.” According to Kollker, the issue is that “54% of Americans eat until their plate is clean, so as portion size has gone up so has our waistline. You are not going to have leftovers from your meals but you should be comfortably full…We are eliminating the crap that’s in the food most people buy. We have no saltwater pump in our proteins, no mounds of sugar and salt added to the meals to keep them ‘fresh’ for months at a time, no man-made fats to trick our brains. This is real food, cooked with care.” The Perfectly Fresh Meals are prepared fresh daily, and their kitchen is set-up to do around 2,000 meals per day. Their high volume lets them keep their prices low. Kollker shares, “Anyone can enjoy these meals. Just walk into any Bob’s Gym location and pick your meal out of the refrigerator. You do NOT need to be a member of Bob’s Gym. One meal will cost $7, however you can bring that cost down to as low as $5.50 each if you buy a package of meals for the future. You can pick up the meals in whatever quantity is good for you.” —Nikki Davis

Bob’s Gym & Fitness Center 8700 N Kentucky Ave, Evansville, IN (812) 402-4775, 8120 High Pointe Dr, Newburgh, IN (812) 490-2627, 200 Rosenberger Ave, Evansville, IN (812) 424-2627, 345 Bentee Wes Ct, Evansville, IN (812) 471-9590 Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • February 2014

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AMERICAN

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

AMISH

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

R’z Cafe & Cetering Co. (Ft. Branch, IN) 104 N. Main 812-615-0039 Under $15-$25/All Major CC/ Reservations Accepted/ Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu

BARBECUE

Bandana BBQ 6636 Logan Dr. 401-9922 $10-$15/Reservations/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Hawg ‘N’ Sauce (Mt. Vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards J & B Bar-B-Cue (Henderson) 48 S. Holloway 812-270-830-0053 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering Memphis on Main BBQ (Newburgh, IN) 4946 St. Hwy 261 812-858-0111 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/All Major CC/ No Alcohol Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine

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Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major CC Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/ MC/Online ordering available –www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

CASUAL THEME

Allegra (Inside Holiday Inn Airport Hotel) 7101 Hwy 41 North 812-867-7999 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC/ No Checks Al Dente 318 Main St. Suite 100 492-4567 Under $10/All Major CC Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 (Henderson) 1950 Us Hwy. 41 N. (270) 826-9427 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC Beans & Baristas 800 N. Green River Rd. 475-8566 (Eastland Mall) Under$10/MC/VISA Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Break Time Bar & Grill 1323 Barker 490-9464 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

C.K.B. Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar (Henderson, Ky) 108 N. 2nd St. 270- 212-2133 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Reservations Accepted/full bar Cambridge Golf Course 1034 Beacon HIll Rd. 812-868-4653 Reservations Accepted/Under $10, VISA/MC/DSCVR/Full Bar Cheddar’s 2100 N. Green River 491-9976 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major CC DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/All Major CC Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/All Major CC J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/No Checks/All Major CC/No Alcohol Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC


Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/All Major CC/ Full Bar Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill. 3300 US HWY 41 N. (Hend) 812-435-8908 Under $10/No Checks/All Major CC/Full Bar Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 (Henderson) 104 N Water St. (270) 212-2070 Under $10/VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – wwwmajormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Full Bar/All Major CC O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Checks Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Full Bar/All MajorCC Mamma Mia’s (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Inside Cold Stone Creamery) 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy 437-2653 Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Sportsbook Bar & Grill 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 401-0309 $10-$15/Full Bar Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Full Bar /CC

Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/All Major CC T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/Full Bar/No Reservations/No Checks/All Major CC The Vault 329 Main St. (Basement) 4244316 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/All Major CC

CHINESE

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

Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/ China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Checks Beer & Wine/All Major CC China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/Credit Cards

Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (Newburgh, IN) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/ MC/DSCVR Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

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Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-8881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet 201 B N. Green River Rd 474-6660 Under $10/All Major CC/No Checks/No Alcohol Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ MC/VISA/DSCVR Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 479-3118 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES

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

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Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 204 Main St. 470-7763 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol 919 North Park Dr. 470-7763 Bagel Rama (Henderson) 230 2nd St. (270) 830-9224 Under $10/MC/VISA Bits & Bytes 216 NW Fourth St. 423-5713 Under $10/Checks/All Major CC Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St., Ste. Caboose 812-319-7816 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches 9 W. Jennings St. (Newburgh, IN) 812-789-6485 Under $10/Checks/All Major CC Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Diamond Deli (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (Newburgh, IN) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC


Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Eric’s Corner Carry-Out 4220 Broadway Ave 402-9788 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major CC Fresh Harvest Deli 1 Main St. (in Old National) 424-5801 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Gayla Cake 422 N. Main St. 454-9791 No Alcohol/ All Major CC The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Great Harvest Bread Co. 423 Metro Ave. 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Honey Baked Ham & Café 1449 N. Green River Rd. 471-2940 101 N.W. 1st St. Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Inlumi Cafe & Bakery 4833 Hwy 261 812-490-9205 Under $10/Reservations/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (Newburgh, IN) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111 130 N. St. Joe Ave 402-9944 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC

Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery.com powered by Click4AMeal Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (Newburgh) 8887 High Point Dr. 812-401-7366 (Owensboro, KY) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (Henderson, KY) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/All Major CC Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards PG Art Gallery & Cafe 1418 W. Franklin 402-4445 Under $10/Beer & Wine/All Major CC Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/Checks/ DSCVR/VISA/MC Pita Pit 1211 Turor Ln. 402-6205 Under $10/No Alcohol/All Major CC Planter’s Coffee House (Henderson, KY) 130 N. Main St. 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/ All Major CC Sweet Betty’s Bakery 5600 E. Virginia St. 402-3889 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10

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 Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • February 2014

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

FAMILY/HOMESTYLE Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Owensboro, KY) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (Princeton, IN) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/VISA/MC Big Mamoma’s 1802 Stringtown 401-5788 Under $10/All Major CC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ No Checks/VISA/MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR

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Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (Newburgh, IN) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Denny’s Restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River 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 Franklin Lanes Coffee Shop 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/All Major CC/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/Reservations Gatti Town 316 N. Green River Rd. 473-3800 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Gemeca Inn (Ft. Branch, IN) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/All Major CC Get and Go Casserole 6840 Logan Drive 475-8830 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC Checks/No Alcohol

Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 402-2544 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major CC/ The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/ Check/All Major CC/Full Bar Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major CC KT’s Fire Grill (Wadesville, IN) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar Reservations/VISA/MC Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted

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

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations/Buffett The Yellow Rose Family Diner 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 401-2505 Under $10/All Major CC Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/All Major CC

FINE DINING

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Edgewater Grille (Newburgh, IN) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 $10-$15/Reservations Reccomeded/Checks Accepted/All Major CC/ Full Bar Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar

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

GERMAN

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

GREEK

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

INDIAN

Taste of India 4700 Vogel Rd 909-2880 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major CC Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

IRISH

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

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ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Café Arazu (Newburgh, IN) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/ MC/DSCVR DeLizio Italian Eatery (Henderson, Ky) 145 N. Main St. 270-212-3566 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $15-$25//Reservations/Checks/ Full Bar Little Italy Italian 4430 1st Ave. 479-7777 Lucy Bella’s Pizzeria (Henderson, Ky) 2201 Hwy 41 N. 270-212-2352 $10/Casual/All Major CC Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

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 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

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards

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Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Tokyo Teppanyaki Japanese Cuisine (Henderson, Ky) 2222 Us Hwy 41 N. 270-869-1968 Under $10/All Major CC/Full Bar

KOREAN

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

MEXICAN

Acapulco Mexican (Newburgh, IN) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, Visa/ Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal Cancun Mexican (Henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. cancunhenderson.com - powered by Click4AMeal Chipotle Mexican Grill 499 N. Green River Rd. 471-4973 Under $10/All Major Credit CC El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit CC/Beer & Wine El Maguey (Boonville, IN) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal El Patron Mexican 943 North Park Dr. 402-6500 Under $10/Reservations/All Major Credit CC/Full Bar El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/CC

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Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major CC Hot Head Burritos 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite A 437-5010 Under $10/All Major CC/ No Alcohol Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/CasualReservations Accepted/Full Bar/Major CC La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 (Boonville) 3311 Liberty Blvd 812-897-3442 (Jasper) 198 S Newton 812-482-7564 (Loogootee) 502 W Broadway 812-295-2069 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major CC/ Full Bar Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC


Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major CC/Full Bar Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/All Major CC/Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA Riviera Mexican Grill 10604 SR. 662 (Newburgh) 490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISAMC Tequila’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations/MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant (Newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Visa, MC/Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com -powered by Click4AMeal Big M’s Pizzeria 1313 N. 1st Ave. 434-6909 $10-$15/VISA/MC Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/VISA/MC

Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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

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

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

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

Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 3115 E. Covert Ave. 477-6262 3904 First Ave 421-3000 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

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

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

Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ Beer & Wine/MC Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1400 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar

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Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar/Online ordering available – www. evansvilleoldchicago.com powered by Click4AMeal Papa John’s Pizza 1244 Hwy 41 812-867-7272 (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (East) 5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards (Newburgh) 3955 Hayley Dr. 812-858-7272 (Henderson) 418 Center St. 270-826-4444 Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/Beer & Wine/ Checks/MC/VISA

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Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta 4301 Hwy 41 N 604-1451 Under $10/All Major CC Pizza Chef (Newburgh, IN) 4938 SR 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/Checks Beer & Wine/MC/VISA Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh Rd. 812-867-9131 Under $10/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (Newburgh, IN) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/ Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville. com -powered by Click4AMeal

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Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major CC Spankey’s Una Pizza 714 N. Sonntag 402-6776 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ MC/VISA/

Susan Bobe’s (Princeton, IN) 101 W. Broadway 812-385-2554 $10-$15/MC/VISA The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar - In house Brewery/All Major Credit Cards

Turoni’s Pizza (Newburgh, IN) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar - In house Brewery/All Major Credit Cards Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Woody’s Pizzeria (New Harmony, IN) 518 S. Main St. 812-682-6666 Under $10/All Major CC


PRIVATE DINING

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

PUBS

Beertropolis (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 830 LST Dr. 297-2337 Under $10/Full Bar Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/CC Corner Pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Cricket’s (Newburgh) 518 W. Main St. 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Darren’s Pub (Henderson, KY) 713 N. Green St. 812-827-2206 Under $10/Full Bar/VISA/MC

Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Full Bar/Checks/Major CCs Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Joke Factory 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Main Gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 428-7776 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Cash Only Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grille 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 475-8593 under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 100 2nd St. 270-826-2424 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC (Closed for Season!) Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Piston’s Bar & Grill 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards

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

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

Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

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

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

Tin Fish (Newburgh, IN) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/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

Tiki Time Bar & Grill (CLOSED FOR SEASON) 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR (Closed for Season!)

SPANISH

N.W. Chop House & Wine Bar (Newburgh, IN) 7799 St. Hwy 66 812-853-9500 $10-$15/Reservations/Checks/ All Major CC/Full Bar

Tin Man Brewing Co. 1430 W. Franklin St. 618-3227 $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major CC

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC

Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson, KY) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar

SEAFOOD

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

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

STEAKHOUSES

Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major CC Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $15-$25//Reservations/Checks/ Full Bar Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ Smitty’s Italian SteakHouse 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit CC Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/ No Checks/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations/ Full Bar/All MajorCredit Cards

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 Fat Boy Tavern (Ft. Branch IN) 115 N. McCreary Ave. (812)753-9914 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash Only/Full Bar Highland Inn 6620 N. First Ave. 402-2544 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major CC

Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted The Knob Hill Tavern (Newburgh, IN) 1016 Hwy. 662 West 812-853-9550 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Full Bar/Credit Cards Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No CC/Full Bar Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major CC/Full Bar Lyle Sports Zone Pizza & Pub 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/Full Bar

Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards 711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/Full Bar St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recom/Checks/Full Bar/CC Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major CC Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major CC/Full Bar

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

THAI

Thai Papaya Cuisine 1434 Tutor Lane 477-8424 Under $10/ All Major CC/Online ordering available – www. thaipapayacuisine.com - powered by Click4AMeal

VIETNAMESE

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

The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Full Bar/All Major CC

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Doc’s Nightclub -- Live Music

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Rockstar Saturday with VJ Ryan Party on Two Levels KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Akacia Lamasco Bar -- JEB

10:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Valentears The Joke Factory -Spanish Show: Monique Marvez with Tucker Comic & Emcee Luis Fuentes

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ


S u n day, F eb r ua ry 2

7:00 PM

Carson’s Brewery -- $10 Growler Fills On All Brews KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Super Bowl Party Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Super Bowl Party O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Super Bowl Party Roca Bar North -- Super Bowl Party USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

8:00 PM

2:00 PM

Victory Theatre -- EPO Pops: Gospel Night

3:00 PM

Phoenix Nightclub -- Super Bowl Party

4:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- The Boogie Bowl

5:00 PM

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

10:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole Backstage Bar & Grill -Woodchuck Tasting to Celebrate Groundhog’s Day Hobo Jungle -- Songwriter Night

9:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

T u es day, F eb r ua ry 4 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

6:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Jimmy B Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Randy Pease & Tim Piazza Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires

8:00 PM

Hobo Jungle -- Open Mic Phoenix Nightclub -- Dance Party & Karaoke with DJ Todd Early

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

8:30 PM

M o n day, F eb r ua ry 3

9:00 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Valentiners KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Art the Dude CD Release Party

6:00 PM

10:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- Amateur Night: Comedy, Poetry, Acoustic, Etc. Roca Bar North -- Cookie Decorating Class Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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W ED N ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 5 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

9:00 AM

Old National Events Plaza (The Centre) -- Junie B. Jones

12:00 PM

Old National Events Plaza (The Centre) -- Junie B. Jones

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

6:00 PM

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

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Triangle Trees

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

T H U RS DAY, F EB R UA RY 6

7:00 PM

4:00 PM

7:05 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri State

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic

Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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9:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Justin Waddington Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Zion Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- The Marlinaires

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USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

6:00 PM

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

7:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Drake Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Karaoke Idol Finale

8:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Open Mic with Monte & Shelly Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke

9:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -College Night with DJ Jon J Hobo Jungle -- Iron Monkey


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

9:30 PM

9:30 PM

10:00 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan Lamasco Bar -- Arpetrio

F R I DAY, F EB R UA RY 7 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- Nick Hamilton Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with VJ Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Never Been Caught Lamasco Bar -- Fresh Hops Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Bryan Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

SAT U R DAY, F EB R UA RY 8 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

5:30 PM

1:00 PM

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Victory Theatre -- The Irish Comedy Tour

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Elmira

8:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Nu Corp Band

9:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Jak & the Scarecrow Boogie Nights -- First Friday Cougar & Cubs Ball Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Bob Minnette Ensemble Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Karaoke Hobo Jungle -- Po Dunk Willies KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Koodie Hoos -- DJ & Karaoke with Greg Hays Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky

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11:30 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting Tin Fish -- Ben Jennings

Rally

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa (Susan G. Komen Hoops for the Cure) Victory Theatre -- Sid the Science Kid Live!

4:00 PM

Victory Theatre -- Sid the Science Kid Live! Winetree (North) -- Beer Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Ben Jennings

7:00 PM

Old National Events Plaza (The Centre) -- Really Big “Award” Show Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Saturdays Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Elmira Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

Randi

he tri-state always rallies around someone in need, and it’s time for everyone to step up once again and support a very special young woman. Randi Idleman is a local teenager in a fight for her life. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) last June, the 16-year-old North High School student has been undergoing chemotherapy at the IU North Hospital in Carmel, Ind. Randi’s father is deceased, so the situation is particularly difficult for her mother, Valerie. Between the cost of the treatments and the travel, the financial strain is great. And yet, through it all, Valerie remains convinced that her daughter will fully recover with the help of the community. On February 8th, Someplace Else Nightclub will host “Rally for Randi,” a lighthearted evening of entertainment to raise funds for travel and various expenses. The main event will be a variety show featuring comedy and glamour drag performers. Prior to the show, a meet and greet is scheduled so folks can chat with the entertainers who are donating their time, talent and tips. Please come out and help Randi beat cancer. She’s a great girl who loves school and volunteering at the Dream Center, an Evansville nonprofit agency that serves hundreds of at-risk youth. —Thomas Ellis

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“Rally for Randi” starts at 10:30 p.m. Someplace Else is located at 930 Main St., (812) 424-3202. For donations, an account has been set up at Old National Bank in the name: Valerie Idleman FBO Rally for Randi.

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7:30 PM

Jasper Arts Center (Jasper) -- The Official Blues Brothers Revue

8:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- Drew Baldridge Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Nu Corp Band

8:30 PM

USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

9:00 PM

5:00 PM

9:30 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Cincinnati Cyclones Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Steve Greenwell Trio

7:00 PM

Old National Events Plaza (The Centre) -- Bring It On! The Musical

Doc’s Nightclub -- Static

9:00 PM

10:00 PM

O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Jordan Brooker

Hammerheads -- Rockstar Saturday with VJ Ryan Party on Two Levels KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Never Been Caught Lamasco Bar -Clusterpluck with Old Salt Union

10:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pieces of the Day

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Josh Merritt Bokeh Lounge -- Brick Briscoe Boogie Nights -- Saturday Night Disco Dance Off Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- No Curfew Hobo Jungle -- Hanna Williams Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Taste Like Chicken

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Lamasco Bar -- Buggaboo

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

M O N DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 0 Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Sports Night USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

6:00 PM

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


7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

8:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- Icemen Radio Show Hobo Jungle -- Songwriter Night

9:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

T U ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 1 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

6:00 PM

Tin Man Brewing Co. -- Uncle Leo Gronquist Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band

8:00 PM

Hobo Jungle -- Open Mic Phoenix Nightclub -- Dance Party & Karaoke with DJ Todd Early

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Deaf Megan Lamasco Bar -- Steven Roth Band

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

W ED N ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 2 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

6:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Katie Watts Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -Monte Skelton Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band

7:05 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois State

8:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Ladies Night with Casey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Boren & Bourdeau

9:00 PM

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

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Triangle Trees

10:30 PM

Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke

T H U RS DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 3 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:15 PM

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

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6:00 PM

Carson’s Brewery -Valentine’s Eve Perfect Match (Carson’s Craft Beer & Kirby’s Private Dining Food) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty

7:30 PM by Claire Edwards

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n Sunday, March 2nd Evansville’s Victory Theatre is offering the opportunity for individuals to set aside the popcorn and pajama combo that usually accompanies Oscar night. Instead, they extend an invitation to attend the Theatre’s 2nd Annual Oscar Gala. The event will not only allow participants to view the 2014 Oscars in the Victory, it will also provide a number of other entertaining activities. These include a chance to show off in a “true Evansville red carpet experience” with prize giveaways, refreshments and a silent auction. A portion of each ticket (sold along with the entirety of the amount earned from the silent auction) will go to benefit Gilda’s Club Evansville. Gilda’s Club is a cancer support community which provides networking, support groups, workshops, educational programs and social activities for members. Gilda’s Club was founded in memory of comedian Gilda Radner. During her treatment, Radner became part of a cancer support community, and she wished that anyone dealing with cancer would be able to receive the kind of support she found there. After passed away at the age of 42 in 1989, Joanna Bull (her cancer therapist) and Gene Wilder began to plan Gilda’s Club, a free cancer support community. The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in June 1995. The goal is to improve the overall quality of life from diagnosis through treatment and beyond for individuals of all ages impacted by cancer. Those who attend the Victory Theatre’s 2nd Annual Oscar Gala will get to view the 2014 Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, in Evansville’s beautiful Victory Theatre. They will also get to participate in a number of social events - along with the change to win a prize in the giveaway. Enjoy a star-strewn night for a great cause!

Tickets to the viewing can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Victory Theatre box office, the Ford Center ticket office and the Victory’s website: victorytheatre.com.

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

USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

8:00 PM

4:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Open Mic with Monte & Shelly Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke

9:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Boogie Nights -- 90’s Night Hammerheads -- Lucky 13 Anniversary Party Hobo Jungle -- Iron Monkey KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

9:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Karaoke

Winetree (Darmstadt) -Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:00 PM

Main Street - Downtown Evansville -- In Love On Main with Two 7-Course Tastings & Live Entertainment Phoenix Nightclub -Official Forida-Georgia Line Pre-Party & After Party

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig

6:30 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Roy Carter

7:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Nick 10:00 PM Hammerheads -- Karaoke Gregory Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick with Kim & Ryan Lamasco Bar -- Vagabond Gregory Swing with Salt the Earth Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:30 PM

Ford Center -- FloridaGeorgia Line Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

8:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Radio Incorporated


8:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Shannon Lawson

9:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -Valentine’s Day Specials with Deja Blu 5 Boogie Nights -Valentine’s Day Ball Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Karaoke Hobo Jungle -- Shane Espenlaub KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Giving Tree Band with New Old Cavalary Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky

9:30 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- JD Shelburne

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with VJ Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Slick Willy Phoenix Nightclub -Singles Awarness Heart Benefit Weekend Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Honey Roy

1:00 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Lady Eagles vs. University of Missouri-St. Louis

3:15 PM

PAC (Physical Activities Center) USI -- USI Eagles vs. University of Missouri (St. Louis)

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Byron Rohrig

6:30 PM

Germania Mannerchor -- Valentine’s Party with Todd Yohn presented by the Joke Factory

7:00 PM

Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Saturdays Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -Bob Green Victory Theatre -- EPO Classics: Romeo & Juliet

8:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Radio Incorporated

8:30 PM

11:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- Andy Brasher from Brasher Bogue

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9:00 PM

Someplace Else -- Male Revue

USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit Vanderburgh County 4H Center -- Susan G. Komen Crop for the Cure (Activities Center)

9:00 AM

Ford Center -- IHSAA Semi-State Wrestling Tournament

Bokeh Lounge -- Katie Watts & The Ideas Boogie Nights -- Shred Your Ex Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Waywards Hobo Jungle -- Bass Masacure E.D.M. Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Lindsey Williams

4:00 PM

9:30 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Soapbox Junkiez

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

10:00 PM

7:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Rockstar Saturday with VJ Ryan Party on Two Levels KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Slick Willy Lamasco Bar -- Giving Tree Band plays Half-Way to Labor Day Someplace Else -- Singles Awarness Heart Benefit Weekend

10:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Rocket Surgery

S U N DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 6 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

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Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Wichita State

5:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Radio Incorporated

9:00 PM

Boogie Nights -- Electric Disco

10:00 PM

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

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

7:00 PM

M O N DAY, F EB R UA RY 17

Hobo Jungle -- Songwriter Night

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sports Night USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

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Doc’s Nightclub -- Cornhole

8:00 PM

9:00 PM


T U ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 1 8 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

6:00 PM

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

7:00 PM

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Green Band

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Monte Skelton Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick & Dennis Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro -- Jake Tapley Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Open Mic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Green Band

8:00 PM

7:15 PM

6:00 PM

Tin Man Brewing Co. -Gary Foshee Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

Hobo Jungle -- Open Mic Phoenix Nightclub -Dance Party & Karaoke with DJ Todd Early

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Retro Shock KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Kyle Bledsoe

10:00 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Cincinnati Cyclones

8:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Ulrich Ellison and Tribe

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Triangle Trees

Hammerheads -- Karaoke 10:30 PM with Carlo Coles Someplace Else -- College Night & Karaoke W ED N ES DAY,

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USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

T H U RS DAY, F EB R UA RY 20 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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4:00 PM

Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

6:00 PM

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

DJ R A N DY W E B E R If you are looking for a DJ, consider Randy Weber. He has been a disc jockey for over 30 years, and is very experienced in his field.

News4U (N4U): What inspired you to become a DJ? Randy Weber (RW): I didn’t really plan of becoming a DJ, but I bought a lot of albums, and friends kept inviting me to parties. I then kept doing it for fun, and then one time at wedding reception, a friend asked me if I wanted to do his daughter’s wedding. N4U: What makes you different from all the other wedding DJ’s out there? RW: I sit down on with the bride, and get a feel of what mood they want for the wedding - getting personal with them. I also have made a video on my website, djrandyweber@yahoo.com - which no one else had done - and often show it to clients when sitting down to talk with them showing them exactly what they’ll be getting. N4U: Do you have any signature activities? RW: I tell the bride and groom that I’m the guy in the background, and can get the place jumping for the bride and groom before they even enter the building. I also play lots of games with the families - like seeing how many people the bride and groom could get in a train and fun games like that.

—Sarah Dyson

For a free consultation with Randy, please call (812) 449-9309.

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8:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Open Mic with Monte & Shelly Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke

Emcee Cicily Christina White Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Sweet Trouble Band Victory Theatre -- Gov’t Mule

9:00 PM

9:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Hobo Jungle -- Iron Monkey KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

9:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan

F R I DAY, F EB R UA RY 21 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Ford Center -- ICE Racing Series Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Clayton Daugherty

8:00 PM

The Joke Factory -- Doug Cheatham with Shane Torres & Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Bokeh Lounge -- Jayson Harper Boogie Nights -- Pajama Jammy Jam Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Bob Minnette Ensemble Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Karaoke Hobo Jungle -- Shane Espenlaub KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Koodie Hoos -- DJ & Karaoke with Greg Hays Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky

9:30 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- Brad Lemons

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Hip-Hop with VJ Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Stompbox 40 Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Bryan

10:30 PM

The Joke Factory -- Doug Cheatham with Shane Torres & Emcee Cicily Christina White

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

SAT U R DAY, F EB R UA RY 2 2 USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

12:00 PM

Franklin Street -- 1st Annual Gumbo Cook Off


4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Beer Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

7:00 PM

Rockhouse at Wolf’s (Henderson) -- Live Music Saturdays The Hatch -- Full Of Hell / Mutilation Rites / Cove / Detest / SOL (tape release show) Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:05 PM

Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Southern Illinois

8:00 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -Never Been Caught

The Joke Factory -- Doug Cheatham with Shane Torres & Emcee Cicily Christina White Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Sweet Trouble Band

8:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Tim Smith/ Joe Greulich (formerly of Stealing Grace)

9:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- The Idgits Boogie Nights -- Stoplight Singles Mixer Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Blind Playboys Hobo Jungle -- Chowder Monkey Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky O’Brian’s Sports Bar --

Lead Foot Messiah Phoenix Nightclub -Little Black Dress Party

11:30 PM

9:30 PM

S u n day, F eb r ua ry 23

10:00 PM

USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

Doc’s Nightclub -Sideshow Romance

Hammerheads -Rockstar Saturday with VJ Ryan Party on Two Levels KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Velcro Pygmies Lamasco Bar -- Flatland Harmony Experiment

10:30 PM

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- The Smoke Rings The Joke Factory -- Doug Cheatham with Shane Torres & Emcee Cicily Christina White

Stomeplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ

1:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Southern Illinois

5:00 PM

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Ballard Trio Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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10:00 PM

Getting to know…

Defenseman Loren Barron FAVORITES Artist/band: Gorillaz Meal: Sushi Movie: Tenacious D & The Pick of Destiny, Athlete(s): Michael Jordan

Sport (other than hockey): Snowboarding

ONE OR THE OTHER Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? Chocolate XBOX or Playstation? XBOX

Dog or cat? Dog Morning person or night owl? Night owl

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

M O N DAY, F EB R UA RY 24 Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -Sports Night USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Bob Ballard Trio

6:00 PM

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

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

7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -Cornhole

8:00 PM

Hobo Jungle -Songwriter Night Getting to know…

Goaltender Garrett Bartus FAVORITES Artist/band: Brad Paisley Meal: Chicken parm Movie: Wedding Crashers Athlete(s): Patrick Roy Sport (other than hockey): Basketball ONE OR THE OTHER Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? Vanilla XBOX or Playstation? XBOX

Dog or cat? Dog Morning person or night owl? Night owl

9:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic

T U ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 25 KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Mardi Gras Party O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Pardi Gras Mardi Gras Party USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

6:00 PM

Tin Man Brewing Co. -Paul Wiemeier Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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7:05 PM

8:00 PM

Hobo Jungle -- Open Mic Phoenix Nightclub -Dance Party & Karaoke with DJ Todd Early

8:30 PM

Old Chicago -- Trivia Tuesday

9:00 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Mason-Dixon Lamasco Bar -- Frank Bang & the Secret Stash

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Carlo Coles

W ED N ES DAY, F EB R UA RY 26 KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Mardi Gras Party O’Brian’s Sports Bar -- Pardi Gras Mardi Gras Party USI Liberal Arts Center -Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (East) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting


6:00 PM

Allegra Lounge (Holiday Inn Airport) -- Wade Baker Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:00 PM

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

9:00 PM

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

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Triangle Trees

10:30 PM

1:00 PM

Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Wichita State

Someplace Else -- College 4:00 PM Night & Karaoke Winetree (North) -- Wine & Spirits Tasting

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Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- Mardi Gras Celebration KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Mardi Gras Party O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Pardi Gras Mardi Gras Party USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

11:00 AM

Stockwell Inn -- Mardi Gras Party

Mic with Monte & Shelly Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke

9:00 PM

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

5:15 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- College Night with DJ Jon J Hobo Jungle -- Iron Monkey KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke

6:00 PM

9:30 PM

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

7:30 PM

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

Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Karaoke

10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- Karaoke with Kim & Ryan Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

8:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Open

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F R I DAY, F EB R UA RY 28 Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- Mardi Gras Celebration KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Mardi Gras Party O’Brian’s Sports Bar -Pardi Gras Mardi Gras Party USI Liberal Arts Center -- Andy Warhol Legacy Exhibit

4:00 PM

Winetree (Darmstadt) -Wine & Spirits Tasting

5:30 PM

Tin Fish -- Live Entertainment

6:00 PM

Franklin Street -- Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

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7:00 PM

Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Hacienda (East) -- The Sell Outs Tropicana Evansville (Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar) -- Bob Green

7:15 PM

Ford Center -- Evansville Icemen vs. Cincinnati Cyclones

8:00 PM

Lamasco Bar -- Mardi Gras Franklin Crawl The Joke Factory -- Dwight York with Mike Moses & Emcee Tucker Comic Tropicana Evansville (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart

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8:30 PM

Lyle’s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -John Hurst

9:00 PM

Bokeh Lounge -- Brick Briscoe Boogie Nights -- Oh Boy/ Let’s Go Crazy Weekend (Prince & Boy George Impersonators) Doc’s Nightclub -- BK Karaoke Hobo Jungle -- Deja Blu 5 KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke with Shane Breedlove Leroy’s Tavern -- Karaoke with Sparky

9:30 PM

Backstage Bar & Grill -- DJ Jon J Icemen After Party

Entertainment News4U.me 10:00 PM

Hammerheads -- HipHop with VJ Ryan KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flat Stanley Lamasco Bar -- The Funk & Funkystra Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Bryan

10:30 PM

The Joke Factory -Dwight York with Mike Moses & Emcee Tucker Comic

11:30 PM

Someplace Else -- Live Entertainment with DJ


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localtalent

PHOTO CREDIT E2

Eric Tillman (E2)

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ric Tillman lives for God. “And walk in the love as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling aroma.” - Ephesians 5:2. He said this passage is how he wants to live his life, the way Jesus lived, as a sacrifice. Tillman, or E2 as he is coming to be known, is a Christian hip-hop artist and ordained minister. “It all started in 2008 when I moved from St. Louis to Evansville. I feel like this move was definitely ushered by the Lord as I left everything I knew, including my family and all of my friends,” said Tillman. Tillman had one brother here who began talking to him about music and the ministry, he said. He joined Rock Global Outreach Ministries and gave his life to God that day. “After that everything started to change. Including the type of music I listened to. I started listening to secular music and listened to all genres of Christian music,” said Tillman. Shortly after that, Tillman began to write and produce music, even singing a song he wrote during revival at church. The responses were positive, and even encouraging. So, he began ministering through his music at various churches and local events. Later, Tillman was signed to Nkosi Records. “I found out that there was a local concert being held at the YMCA with a Christian artist named KB, that I really like,” said Tillman.

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He went and after the concert one of his friends told him the two men putting on the concert were scouting the area for local talent. Tillman sent them some of his music. “Within a week they wanted to meet with me to discuss what they were wanting to do in the Evansville area, with starting a Christian hip-hop label,” said Tillman. Tillman was signed to the label on Apr. 4, 2013 and shortly thereafter began working on his debut album, A.G.B.T.G. (All Glory Be To God). Tillman decided he needed a stage name. “I prayed and asked God for a stage name that I could go by and he gave me ‘E2,’” said Tillman. E2 has multiple meanings, the first being that Tillman’s full name is Eric Tillman Jr., so he is literally E2. It also represents Ephesians 5:2, the Bible verse from earlier. The letter ‘E’ is the fifth letter in the alphabet. He said A.G.B.T.G. is more than an acronym to him; it is what he lives by. “When people listen to my album I want them to get that our life is not our own. That God has put us all here for a purpose and that everything that we do, and obtain, here on this earth is for His glory. Even if that means that we have to go through things that seem hard,” said Tillman. He said he wants people to be able to dance and have a good time along to his music, but he also hopes people who listen to the album will realize that it is not too late for those people to make a change in their lives. —Justin Law Tillman’s album can be purchased online at kunaki. com/sales.asp?PID=PX00ZH467F. His single, “Kill It,” can be downloaded for free at www. nkosirecords.com. A bundle, including the CD, a

Nkosi shirt and an A.G.B.T.G. wristband is available on iTunes and rapzilla.


soundboard Gitgo

what looked like a pumpkin with a lot of strings attached to a long, fretless board. “I walked up and announced ‘whatever that is, I want to know how to play it,’” she says. The instrument in question turned out to be the kamale ngoni, a West African harp or lute made out of calabash. It immediately appealed to Mazkoori. “I’ve played a lot of stringed instruments, but the ngoni is different, because the strings face you when you hold it. So, it’s a much more intimate experience than a guitar, banjo or sitar,” she explains. When her year in Ghana was up, Mazkoori completed her degree, applied for the Peace Corps and spent the next three years in Namibia. There, she formed a band and performed in public for the first time, an “amazing” experience that made her reluctant to return home.

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erformances by local group Gitgo are few and far between, but the Persian duo’s unique mix of West African instruments and flamenco influences leaves a lasting impression. Virtually impossible to categorize, the sound that 26 year old Newburgh resident Anita Mazkoori and her younger cousin, Iranian-born Sahand Abbassi, create together is a direct reflection of their exposure to different cultures as well as a shared musical DNA. To call it ‘world music’ is vaguely accurate; after all, the two lived apart in different countries for most of their lives before meeting again a few years ago. But that description really only scratches the surface. After a false start with the trumpet in grade school, Mazkoori’s interest in musician Ani DiFranco inspired her to pick up the guitar. “I never had lessons or any idea what I was doing, but eventually I taught myself the basics and started playing with some friends,” she says. Things got interesting when Mazkoori graduated from Castle High School and headed to IU to pursue an International Studies degree. The program required her to study abroad for a year, and the destination was a no-brainer. “I chose Ghana because I’ve always been interested in Africa. I absolutely love everything about it – the food, the people, the hot weather and especially the music,” she explains. Upon arriving, Mazkoori’s first priority was to learn a new instrument. Suitcase still in hand, she noticed a man playing

Back in Newburgh and missing her band, Mazkoori was feeling creatively lost. She continued to practice her growing arsenal of instruments (including kalimba and setar) and write but wasn’t equipped to go solo. Salvation came in the form of Abbassi, who moved to Newburgh from Malaysia after landing an internship with Mazkoori’s father, a civil engineer. In the window of time before Abbassi left to study at Southern Illinois University, the two cousins struck up a beautiful musical partnership. “Sahand plays classical guitar in a flamenco style which complements the kamale ngoni really well,” Mazkoori says. “He helped me to heal after leaving my band in Namibia.” Gitgo debuted at Greek’s Pizzeria and has since added Café Arizou, Raffi’s, Babel, Penny Lane and, most recently, Winzerwald Winery to its resume. “The reaction has really surprised us,” says Mazkoori. “Our sound is hard to describe – every song is different, because we switch instruments frequently and improvise quite a bit.” The only thing holding Gitgo back now is distance. “In an ideal world, we would be living in the same city, really pushing our music, because I just love the way Sahand plays. But that’s the thing with bands and life in general; you can’t always stay in one place.” —Thomas Ellis Find Gitgo on Facebook.

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1. My favorite breakfast cereal is... Cinnamon Toast Crunch 2. Sky-diving or base jumping? I

went sky-diving...

3. When I was nine, I wanted to be a(n)... An NBA player or an Auctioneer like my dad if I didn’t grow. I didn’t...

4. My guilty musical pleasure is... Slim Shady - Eminem - Marshall

I’ll try most anything once.

12. The best place to get a sub sandwich in the tri-state is...

Woody’s Pizzeria in New Harmony, Ind.

13. My favorite road trip destination is... St. Louis for a

Mathers

Cardinals game or French Lick, Ind. for other things.

raise a family. I’m glad my children will watch Evansville continue to grow its downtown and eventually become an emerging destination for young college graduates to start their professional lives.

14. If I was a character in Star Wars my name would be... Awon Fastalkor   15. If I had to participate in the Hunger Games, my weapon of choice (no firearms) would be...

5. Finish this sentence: Evansville is... a safe & wonderful place to

6. My wife would say I’m... “a

great father and loving husband who is obsessed with IU basketball. He also forgets a lot and loses everything.”

7. Skittles or Reese’s Pieces? Reese’s Pieces. Hands down.

8. My favorite non-local website is... Insidethehall.com.   9. My favorite sports team is...

Indiana University Men’s Basketball, other sports don’t matter.

10. The longest I’ve ever used a towel without washing it is... I will

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11. True or False: I would audition for Discovery Channel’s Naked & Afraid. True,

not answer this question due to my years in the Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) February 2014 • www.evansvillemediagroup.com Fraternity house while in college.

No guns...So, probably a flail in both hands.

16. I can do ____ push-ups. I just tried and got to one...hundred.

17. I have ____ piercings. 0   18. If I were to get a tattoo right now, it would be... on my forehead and it would say, “I’m Ellie’s Dad”

19. My favorite cartoon is... Lego

Batman & The Notekins

20. My worst subject in school was... Sex education. I always got

into trouble.


Valentine’s Day Party with

Todd Yohn

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GERMANIA MAENNERCHOR BALLROOM presented by by Justin Law

Valentine’s Day is always that one time a year where one tries to impress his or her sweetie. Treat them to a “magical night of great comedy and dancing” which happens to be right around the corner.

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ermania-Maennerchor Ballroom will host a Valentine party featuring the comedy and music of Todd Yohn, a reoccurring guest on the Bob & Tom Show, presented by the Joke Factory. “[It’s] a night of comedy, mixed with music and dancing, and we’ll serve a meal,” said Jay Carter, owner of the Joke Factory. Yohn formed a band, called The Time Flyers after he retired. The band will be playing at the event as well. “I was a musician before I was a comedian and I have always loved playing music,” Yohn said. The band performs mostly original work and a few covers. While the target audience is for people 40-and-up, anyone can attend and tickets range in price from $20 per person (show

only, not including dinner), to $55 for general admission, which includes festival seating and dinner for two - up to $75 for the VIP package - which includes VIP seating, dinner for two and photos with Yohn. The show will open with some local talent; comedians and Yohn will close out the comedy portion of the show before he and the band perform the rest of the evening. “I don’t get tired because I’m doing what I love,” Yohn said. He said unlike other comedians, he doesn’t pick on anyone and he just wants people to come out and have a good time. The show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Germania – Maennerchor Ballroom on Fulton Ave. Call (812) 250-1376 for more information.

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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.

Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale

Daniel Knight • 3

Here’s a winter seasonal from Southern Tier, this one classified as an old ale. It pours a clear, dark amber with one finger of offwhite head and leaves behind a lot of lacing after about five minutes. The nose is earthy malts, caramel, toffee, some pine and floral hops. The taste is a bit watery for an old ale with moderate sweetness (but not too) and light bitterness, toasted caramel malt. Tastes more like a bitter than an old ale in my opinion. I enjoyed it. Probably wouldn’t order a second.

Paul Bragin • 4

This beer has a small white head that a slowly disappears from atop the ruby beer. Brewed with three types of hops and two types of malts, a fruity hop aroma stays at the front of the nose. The hops stay upon tasting the beer, but malt notes and some spiciness also seem to come through on the tongue. Fans of hoppy beers should definitely try this offering from Southern Tier.

Jabez Martinez • 4

This was a clear, amber beer and once again a little on the hoppy side. I could smell it when I poured it. I would consider this a middle-of-the-road IPA. I did discover that if you ate a chocolate brownie with this beer, a multitude of flavors come out. It was okay, but I had high expectations for this beer. Follow us on twitter @

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Sixpoint Global Warmer

Daniel Knight • 4.5

Sixpoint calls this one an Imperial Red ale. It pours up dark amber in color, cloudy and with a pretty one finger tight beige head. Strangely, there are a lot of chunks of sediment floating in it (think “snow globe”) — a little shocking at first. The aroma is of grapefruit and pine hops. Underlying that is a subtle malt aroma. “Lovely” the taste is of citrus and floral hops— big and bold. There’s a lot of character and balance there. Yes, it’s definitely hoppy and not very malty but, it’s not overly bitter either, in my opinion. I’ll add this one to my shopping list!

Paul Bragin • 4.5

This winter warmer-style beer fills the glass with amber beer and a thick off-white head that takes its time to evaporate. The scent is full of grapefruit from the generous amount of hops used. The hop flavor stays while drinking the beer. It seems unusual for a winter seasonal beer to have such a high hop presence, but Sixpoint did a great job with this one. This heavier beer might pair well with spicy foods

Jabez Martinez • 3

As soon as I opened it, I could smell the overpowering hops. I liked Sixpoint’s other beer I tried but this one was just okay. It has a 7% ABV. This must have been the month of the IPA, but then again I have noticed everyone is putting out hopped-up beer. I guess they jumped on the wagon also, and still not a fan.

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Kona Brewing Koko Brown

Daniel Knight • 3.5

Here’s a twist. Brown ale brewed with real toasted coconut. I was skeptical. It pours up with a healthy two finger head and has an appealing, clear chestnut brown color. The nose is mostly roasted malts with subtle coconut and vanilla scents. (pleasant) The taste was nice like a good brown ale with a coconut wave of flavor that comes through at the finish. Unique, but not gimmicky. The coconut works nice with brown ale and although I’d not likely drink one after another, I’ll definitely have it again.

Paul Bragin • 3.5

This beer has a dark brown color and a malty sweetness dominates the nose. The sweet malt flavor continues when drinking the beer. The high levels of carbonation might turn-off some. After a few seconds, the taste of coconut begins to come through the beer and becomes more noticeable as the beer is consumed. This beer is a good example of what a beer brewed with uncommon ingredients can be.

Jabez Martinez • 4.5

This is a clear, dark amber-colored beer. It had a very creamy flavor and I would best describe it as similar to a nut brown with a little twist. I would assume the flavor would be the coconut and I would have to go buy some of this immediately.


Carson's Brewery Eville Wheat

Paul Bragin • 4.5

This straw-colored beer pours a thin white head that quickly disappears from the glass. The smell of citrusy hops fills the nostrils. The hop profile continues with the tasting, but is balanced by wheat flavors and carbonation. This crisp and refreshing beer could be enjoyed by both hopheads and wheat beer lovers. Pair it with spicy foods to balance the hops or pizza to complement the wheat notes. A great offering from Evansville’s newest brewery.

Jabez Martinez• 4 Daniel Knight • 3.5

An American Wheat ale that pours-up a cloudy amber and produces an inviting bubbly beige one finger head. Its nose is of citrus hops, spices, malts and wheat, mild but pleasant. Taste follows aroma with a crisp, drinkable, light and mildly-hoppy experience. Overall, this is a solid brew that could be enjoyed at any time of year. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more of this one.

The hops aroma hit me as soon as I opened it. It says it is wheat, but I would say it is a lighter IPA. It did have a light, wheat flavor but the hops overshadowed that. I actually like it and am very pleased that it was from one of our local brewers. I usually don’t like a hoppy beer but I liked this one.

Random Beer Facts! A small Michigan microbrewery turned down a potentially huge endorsement deal with Nickelback in part because they hated the band. The spot would have involved a delivery truck pulling up to a frat party with crowd shots of kids holding the beers. Dark Horse ultimately declined, though, because they didn’t particularly like Nickelback or the frat parties depicted in the potential music video. If you had a burgeoning but small business, would you promote it with someone you dislike?

Compiled from www.omg-facts.com

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arts & activities Angel Mounds State Historic Site 8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville, IN 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org February 1-28 – Tri-State Art Guild’s “Winter” Show

Sponsored by Tri-State Art Guild and the Friends of Angel Mounds. Exhibit hours: Tues. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun., 1 – 5 p.m. Call 270-826-6674 or 812401-3076 for exhibit information or visit www.tri-stateartguild. org. Exhibit is FREE and open to the public. Evansville Public Library System Various Locations Evansville, IN evpl.org February 2, 11 – Collagraph Printmaking with Janice Greene

Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood). The plate can be intaglio-inked, inked with a roller or paintbrush or some combination thereof. Ink or pigment is applied to the resulting collage and the board is used to print onto paper or another material using either a printing press or various hand tools. Attendees must be 18 years or older and must give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium of the East Branch. Call Teresa at 812-428-8231 ext. 2404 for more information.

No mistakes, no regrets... Just go with the flow! Learn to create a painting using acrylics and intuition. This class is loosely based on Flora Bowley’s book Brave Intuitive Painting. Supply list: one or two large canvases, canvas panels or Masonite cut to size, acrylic paints (three warm colors, three cool colors, a favorite color or two) plus black and white brushes. The painting surface is your choice; Masonite needs to be thoroughly primed before painting. It is preferable to have two canvases or panels, so that one can be drying while you’re working on the other. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium at the East Branch. Please call Teresa at 812-428-8231 ext. 2404 for more information. February 23 – Mardi Gras Concert

Join Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole for a taste of French Creole and Cajun music. Discover some unknown facts about the stories behind the music, while enjoying king cake and punch. Beads and masks will be available. Mark your calendars for this annual tradition! The celebration begins at 2 p.m. in the Browning Event Rooms A & B at the Central Branch. For more information, contact Amy at amym@evpl.org. The Ford Center 1 S.E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1515 thefordcenter.com

February 19, 26 – Go-With-theFlow Intuitive Painting

February 14 – Florida Georgia Line “Here’s to the Good Times” Tour 2014

Be bold with color and style... No experience necessary! This loose and freeing art technique is based on your own intuition.

Over the past year, Florida Georgia Line has cherished the good times seeing their quadruple Platinum debut single

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“Cruise” dominate Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 1 for 19 straight weeks, the longest stretch for any song in the past 50 years and their aptly titled, Gold-certified Republic Nashville debut Here’s to the Good Times top the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The breakout duo has taken home ACM and CMT awards and scored opening slots for Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour” and Luke Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” This spring the buzzworthy newcomers will celebrate with their fans nationwide on their first headline run “Here’s to the Good Times” Tour 2014. Tickets for Florida Georgia Line are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter. com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800745-3000. Ticket prices subject to change. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Haynie’s Corner District 2nd Street and Washington Ave. Evansville, IN sculptevv.org February 1-28 – Sculpt EVV

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

Jasper Arts Center 951 College Ave. Jasper, IN 812-482-3070 jasperarts.org February 8 – The Official Blues Brothers Revue

The Blues Brothers are what can only be described as the stuff of musical, comedic and cinematic legend. They have become an inextricable thread woven into the fabric of our culture and the images of Jake and Elwood are universally and instantaneously recognizable worldwide. In true Blues Brothers spirit, The Official Blues Brothers Revue will be coming to over 30 cities in early 2014 including Jasper on Saturday, February 8 at the Jasper Arts Center. For tickets, please call the number listed above or visit their box office located at the address also listed above. New Harmony Contemporary Gallery of Art 506 Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3156 usi.edu/nhgallery February 1-21 - Leticia Bajuyo

Leticia Bajuyo creates, lives and teaches in southern Indiana where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College. Growing up and living in the Midwest, specifically in areas that often feel in-between places of interest, Bajuyo’s aesthetic was influenced by the landscape and the pace of rural communities. In her artwork, Bajuyo explores the tension between art and craft, between passé and popular and between desiring and discarding. Additionally, growing up in a biracial, bicultural and bilingual household helped generate


her interest in blending dissimilar materials while in search for a cohesive center. When designing and creating, her approach to technique has a do-it-yourself, problemsolving attitude that is guided by concept and yields combinations such as 8,000 donated CD’s and Theremins or player piano rolls and typewriters. She is a 2012 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program Grant recipient. For more information, please visit www.leticiabajuyo.com. Old National Events Plaza (Formerly The Centre) 715 Locust St. Evansville, IN 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com February 8 – Broadway at the Centre: Bring It On! The Musical

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus is joined by members of the Tri-State church community for an uplifting and inspiring musical experience. Program includes “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “Total Praise.” Tickets for EPO Pops: “Gospel Night at the Philharmonic” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY) and the Ford Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices subject to change. To purchase tickets call the EPO office at 812-425-5050 or visit website listed above. The show begins at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 2 p.m. on the 2nd. February 15 – EPO Classics: “Romeo & Juliet”

The exhilarating Broadway show “Bring It On: The Musical” will sing it’s way on stage on Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. The New York Times calls it, “Impossible to resist!” Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information call Old National Events Plaza Box Office at 812435-5544 or 812-5770 ext. 211. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster Fees, Handling Charges and Facility Fees.

The show will include the following pieces all brilliantly performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra: Bernstein’s West Side Story Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Prokofiev’s Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet. Tickets for EPO Classics: “Romeo & Juliet” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY) and the Ford Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices subject to change. To purchase tickets for Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra events, call the EPO office at 812-425-5050 or visit their website listed above. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

February 21 – Gov’t Mule

901 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-685-3181 omfa.us February 1-23 – Art of the Native American: Kevin Red Star & His Friends

A major exhibition featuring the works of internationally recognized Montana painter Kevin Red Star and 18 of his peers includes more than 100 paintings and sculpture celebrating the contributions of 20th century Native American artists to this country’s cultural history. Victory Theatre

EPO’s Gospel Night

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performance of spiritual selections promises inspiring music to lift the soul. The Evansville Philharmonic presents its Gospel Night concert on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. to kick off Black History Month. Gospel Night at Victory Theatre is sure to warm hearts. Maestro Alfred Savia takes the helm as conductor while Shawn Humphries and Kandace Hinton co-direct the chorus, a specially assembled group of 150 vocalists from local churches and the Philharmonic Chorus. Both Humphries and Hinton are Evansville natives and have previously lead Gospel Night at the Philharmonic.

—Jaimie Humbert

Tickets are available through the box office by calling (812) 425-5050 or online at evansvillephilharmonic.org.

Friday, February 21, Gov’t Mule will hit the Victory Theatre stage! Now the enduring group, fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, has returned with their first album in four years: their Blue Note Records debut Shout! It is a breath-taking, exploratory double-disc set released on September 17. Tickets for Gov’t Mule are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY) and the Ford Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices subject to change. The show begins at 8 p.m.

600 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-425-5050 evansvillephilharmonic.org February 1, 2 – EPO Pops: “Gospel Night at the Philharmonic”

Kick-off Black History Month, with a concert tribute to a true American art form, Gospel. Feel your spirit soar as the Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • February 2014

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at the Jasper Arts Center by Thomas Ellis

There are few more iconic comedies than the Blues Brothers. Nearly 35 years after its theatrical release, the film is bigger than ever, thanks in large part to the on-screen chemistry between co-writers Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi – and, of course, the music. Blues classics like “Soul Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “Sweet Home Chicago” are delivered with near religious fervor.

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ow you can experience all the laughs and wild musical performances live on stage when the Official Blues Brothers Revue comes to the Jasper Arts Center on February 8th. Produced by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi, it’s been called “astounding” and “like the real thing” by the critics. The stars of the show, Wayne Catania (Jake) and Kieron Lafferty (Elwood), kindly spoke with News4U about the legend of the Blues Brothers. News4U (N4U): To my surprise, my 14 year old, super-hero-loving nephew asked for the Blues Brothers DVD this Christmas. What’s your take on the longevity and wideranging appeal of the film? Kieron Lafferty: It came out in 1980, but it still resonates, because it’s one long road story about two characters that are slightly – or completely - sociopathic (laughs). They’re on a Robin Hood sort of mission that is exaggerated for cinematic effect, but people are drawn to it. And it’s also a movie that’s just pretty dang funny. N4U: You’ve been honing your act for years. Did working with Judy Belushi and Dan Aykroyd help you perfect it? Wayne Catania: It’s like we went to Blues Brothers boot camp with them – we got to know the characters intimately. Plus, we’ve also been working together on a television show based on the lives of Jake and Elwood, writing a pilot episode. Kieron and I have been performing as the Blues Brothers so long that we’ve kind of just become them. Judy sees us not as a tribute act but as Jake and Elwood.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Jasper Arts Center is located at 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. For more information, visit bluesbrothersofficialsite.com.

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Gumbo Cook-Off Barnes & Noble Booksellers

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he cure for the winter blues, Mardi Gras is once again upon us, a week-long celebration of colorful beads, tasty drinks and great Cajun food. Evansville may be hundreds of miles from the epicenter of the party, but the Franklin Street Events Association has cooked up something special to make us feel like we’re in the heart of New Orleans. After the success of last year’s inaugural Mardi Gras Franklin Crawl, the association is expanding the scope of the event, starting with the 1st Annual Franklin Street Gumbo Cook-Off. Gumbo is a Mardi Gras mainstay, a soup/stew of celery, onion, bell peppers, seafood, meat and spices. No two gumbos are the same, so it’s the ideal dish to serve up for competition. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Local nonprofit organizations are eligible to enter and partner with Franklin Street businesses. Entries will be judged by the following categories: Official Judges, People’s Choice, Most Exotic, Most Spicy and Most Traditional. A “tasting spoon” for the event is only $10 with all donations going to the participating organizations. You’ll be able to sample all of the competing gumbos with the option to purchase.

—Johnny Fletcher

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

February 7, 14, 21, 28 – Friday Morning Storytime Don’t be alarmed on Friday mornings if you hear laughter coming from Barnes & Noble Jr. It’s just another of our regular Friday story times. From chuckles to belly laughs, you’ll know the little ones are having fun! The event begins at 10 a.m.

The Bauerhaus

13605 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville 812-867-3169 thebauerhaus.com February 21 – Ballroom Dance Benefit for UCS This is a ballroom dance event to benefit United Caring Services with the theme “A Seat at the Table.” Decorated chairs will be presented at the event with various sponsor’s name/logo for display. Beginning at 6 p.m. the event starts with a rolling out of a red carpet for guest arrival. There will also be a social hour with dance hosts demonstrating dance steps, special guest speaker Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, dinner and dessert, a DJ ballroom dance, the Browne Sisters and a silent auction. Following the event, the chairs travel to sponsoring business locations for display to bring public awareness of homelessness in the

To register your nonprofit organization, contact franklinstreetevents@gmail.com. Space is limited, so be sure to sign your charity up soon. For more information, visit franklinstreeteventsassociation.com.

community and UCS programs designed to mitigate it in our community by life enrichment programs designed by UCS. Please visit www.unitedcaringservices. org for more information.

Central High School Auditorium

5400 First Ave. Evansville 812-421-0030 youth-resources.org February 8 – 5th Annual Big Man On Campus Fundraiser Students from Evansville high schools and Castle in Newburgh will support a senior male representative at this creative take on a male pageant. Contestants will highlight their talents, smarts, and school spirit in BMOC’s three show segments. The contestants will be scored by local community leaders, and the audience will vote for their “Crowd Favorite.” Tickets are $5 for students (K-college) and $10 for adults and directly benefit the Youth Resources Teen Advisory Council! The Youth Resources Teen Advisory Council is comprised of over 100 local high school students from all public, parochial, and charter high schools in Evansville and Castle in Newburgh. These young leaders plan community service events, develop their leadership skills, connect with like-minded peers and screen grant proposals for Youth Resources Make A Difference Grants. The proceeds from the Big Man On Campus fundraising event will fund service projects planned and implemented by TAC members. The event begins at 7 p.m.

cMoe: Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville 22 S.E. 5th St. Evansville 812-464-2663 cmoekids.org

February 1 – Warm & Cozy Workshop cMoe is hosting a Warm & Cozy Workshop! Participants will learn to make bright scarves, no-sew pillows

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and draft doggies that will keep them warm all winter long! The workshop is planned for Saturday, February 1st from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per child. Price includes all materials, refreshments and admission to cMoe. Parents may stay for workshop or drop off and pick up. Reservations required! Call (812) 464-2663, ext. 230.

Evansville Public Library System Various Locations Evansville evpl.org

February 3, 10, 17, 24 – Pre-School Dance Party The ultimate fun time for the wee ones! They can move & groove to their favorite activity songs. The party begins at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room at the McCollough Branch. February 5, 12, 19, 26 – Paws for Tales Have your toddler, pre-schooler or elementary student read to a K-9 friend. All of their dogs are certified to be good listeners! Meet on the juvenile side of the library. The tales begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Oaklyn Branch. For more information, please call 812-428-8234. February 22 - Nature Series: Keep Evansville Beautiful Tree Planting and Care Workshops Keep Evansville Beautiful presents Tree Planting and Care Workshops with presenters Larry Caplan, Purdue University Extension Horticulture Educator; Shawn Dickerson, City Arborist of the Department of Urban Forestry and Mike McGarrah, Greenscapes Program Coordinator for Keep Evansville Beautiful. This event

begins at 9 a.m. and takes place in the Meeting Room at the Oaklyn Branch. For more information, please call Nathan J. at 812-759-7625.

Franklin Lanes

1801 W. Franklin St. Evansville 812-423-6204 franklinlanes.net February 22 – Bowl for Kids’ Sake! Looking for a way to impact the life of a child in your community? Start a team. Teams are formed with 4-6 people. Consider creating a team with family, friends or co-workers. Register your team online at www.bbbsov.org/ bfksevansville. Your team then chooses a two hour time slot to bowl at Franklin Lanes. Next, start getting donations. If you reach the goal, they’ll have some fabulous prizes for you. Then, start bowling! After you have collected donations, come out and bowl with your friends for two hours (shoe and ball rental included) with chances to win prizes. Partnering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids’ Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community and the mentoring works. Change a child’s life for the better, forever. For more information, please contact 812-425-6076.

The Old Mill

5031 New Harmony Rd. Evansville 812-963-6000 theoldmillevansville.com February 15 – Hearts For Hounds Dinner Auction This event is a dinner and auction benefitting PC Pound Puppies. Please join them for this family friendly event to raise money for homeless dogs. Silent auction tables will open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. provided by The Old Mill. The event also features Soldier Dogs for Independence & Michelle Logan from Best Friends Animal Society. The Heads or Tails Auction boasts a Tracy Zeller Jewelry shopping spree. Tickets are $25 in advance through Feb. 1st and $35 after the 1st. Contact Amber Hoover at 812-760-3491 or hearts4hounds@gmail.com for more information. Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • February 2014

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Old National Bank

1 Main St. Evansville 812-464-1425 oldnational.com February 1 – 17th Annual A Chocolate Affair Join us on Feb 1, 2014 from 7-10 p.m. at the Wayne Henning Atrium at Old National Bank, Downtown for the 17th Annual “A Chocolate Affair.” The event is the signature event for Lampion Center which provides counseling for children and families. Tickets are $75 and are available by calling 812-471-1776.

Old National Events Plaza (Formerly The Centre) 715 Locust St. Evansville 812-435-5770 centre.evansvillegis.com

February 5 – Junie B. Jones Dear first-grade journal, Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a brand-new musical. And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! And you know what? I think I might

like first grade after all! Love, (but not the mushy kind) Junie B. Bunny Bread is presenting this original production at the Aiken Theatre in the Old National Events Plaza on Wednesday, February 5 with two shows at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Seats are $6.25 a person. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster Fees, Handling Charges and Facility Fees. Tickets can be purchased at Old National Events Plaza Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1-800-7453000 or on the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com. February 8 – The Really Big “Award” Show 2014 Join them for the Evansville ARC’s Really Big Award Show! Hosted by 14WFIE Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons, this event is a community variety show. The show starts at 7 p.m. with a VIP Curtain Call reception following immediately after. As Evansville ARC’s largest event fundraiser, The 2013 Really Big Show raised over $86,500 to support Evansville ARC’s areas of greatest need. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are on-sale now at The Centre Box Office, online at Ticketmaster or Charge-By-Phone 1-800-745-3000.

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February 15 – 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball This event is the Impact Christian Health Center’s 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball. The ball features dinner, ballroom dancing and live entertainment. The Impact Christian Health Center is a faithbased healthcare clinic that operates with a qualified and experienced staff of volunteer nurse practitioners, doctors and dentists providing comprehensive medical care and dental services with an emphasis on wellness and a holistic approach. ICHC is a non-profit organization. For more information, please contact Jacqueline Duff at 812455-5523. The magical night begins at 6 p.m.

University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Blvd. Evansville 812-464-8600 usi.edu February 10 – Free Movie Showing: The Soloist In the movie, which stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., Evansville native Terri “Detroit” Hughes plays herself: a homeless, 88-pound woman with a drug addiction and mental illness living on “Skid Row” in Los Angeles. To introduce the movie at USI, Hughes will give a short talk about her remarkable journey from “Skid Row” to the movie screen. The movie is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the USI Homeless Symposium Planning Committee. The show begins at 6 p.m. and takes place in the Mitchell Auditorium. February 21-23, 25-28 – USI Theatre presents Medea Medea is a USI Theatre play by Robinson Jeffers, freely adapted from Euripides and directed by Elliot Wasserman. Admission for adults is $12, seniors (60+), non-USI students & USI employees are $10 and for USI students it is $7. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mallette Studio Theatre in the Liberal Arts Building room 0105. Sunday the 23rd the show begins at 2 p.m.

Victory Theatre

600 Main St. Evansville 812-422-1515 victorytheatre.com February 8 – Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live! Sid, Gabriela, Gerald and May invite you and your family to join them as they take an incredible journey through the five senses: sight, sound, taste smell and touch, and discover that there’s a very special super duper sixth sense! Teacher Susie leads the kids and the audience through a musical adventure jam packed with special sensory effects that fill the theatre---sure to engage sight, smell, sound and more! Tickets for Sid The Science Kid-Live! are on sale now and available at all Ticketmaster outlets including victorytheatre.com, the Victory Theatre Box Office (Day of Event ONLY) and the Ford Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices subject to change. There will be two performances: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve 551 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville 812-479-0771 wesselmannaturesociety.org

February 8 – Nature Sleuthing “Spring Ephemerals” Visit the nature center for short family-friendly hikes and a chance to chat with Indiana Master Naturalist / Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Debbie Goedde. Free, no registration required. The event runs from 1-3 p.m. February 23 – Nature Sleuthing “Bugs” (Bug Thumbprint Craft) Visit the nature center for short family-friendly hikes and a chance to chat with Indiana Master Naturalist / Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Debbie Goedde. Free, no registration required. The event runs from 1-3 p.m.

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he Evansville Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) is a wonderful non-profit organization that gets tri-state kids out of the house and onto the ice. Of the many great programs that EYHA has offered, the upcoming Try Hockey for Free Day is perhaps the most exciting. Boys and girls ages 4-9 who have never participated in a previous EYHA program now have the opportunity to lace-up the skates and experience the sport of hockey for free. According to Hockey Director Craig MacDonald, it is the perfect starting point for kids getting into athletics. “Not only is youth hockey the best sports option, it is also one of the safest,” he explains. “There are less than half as many hockey related injuries per year as compared to baseball, basketball or soccer.” Signing up is easy, and kids only need some warm clothes and a pair of winter gloves or mittens. It is advised that equipment be borrowed from hockeyplaying friends as EYHA has limited quantities of helmets and sticks. But skates will be provided – just be sure to wear long socks. Try Hockey for Free Day is scheduled for March 1st from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Rd. Participation is limited to one session per child.

—Johnny Fletcher

Visit eyha.us to register. Questions: contact Hockey Director Craig MacDonald at 812-471-9811 or email hockeydirector@eyha.us.

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The MOST exciting, challenging and significant RELATIONSHIP is the one you have with YOURSELF. And if you can find someone to LOVE the you YOU love, well that’s just fabulous. —Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

s the month of LOVE approaches, I find myself overdosing on Sex and the City. For those of you have never seen it, (what planet do you live on?) the show is centered on LOVE! There are tons of hot male appearances and hot and steamy love scenes. Look a little closer though, and you will see that the basis of the show is actually the love story that takes place between SJP with herself and her best friends.

Love has taken on a predominantly romantic meaning in our society. There is something big the media has been leaving out in their mass advertising to make us feel that we NEED someone to complete ourselves. There is this one huge step that everyone should take before they attempt to find romantic love... and that’s SELF LOVE. If you plan on having any type of functional relationship in your life, loving yourself is where you need to start. People will mirror how you treat yourself. The more great things you instill in yourself and the more ways you can take care of yourself, will also prove beneficial for the people in your life. I want you, in this month of February, and quite possibly more often throughout the year, to rekindle your relationship with yourself. Take yourself to dinner, read books that interest you, pick up a hobby that you’ve always wanted to and most importantly, start to learn how you really want to be treated. Don’t just hold others to treating you at that standard but make sure you treat yourself that way as well! Once you start building yourself up with love, share it! Give/ do small acts of love for your friends and family.

Just remember when people are getting all Valentine’s Day crazy, there’s more to love than a Prince Charming… —Kana L. Brown www.kanabrown.com According2kana@gmail.com

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reviews

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February 7

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. Into the Lego toy-line universe! We are immersed into a bright and rich, digitally-animated feature with nothing but Legos and their characters (Batman is one of them). An ordinary Lego guy, Emmet (the voice of Chris Pratt), is mistaken for being the last living “master builder,” the only one who can save the Lego Universe. What we have here is another re-incarnation of the reluctant hero... The chosen one. He is the leader who is told that he has certain (building block) powers and must save everyone with the help of a wizard and some other DC heroes. The movie is from writer and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street) and features the voices of Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Liam Niason. Another computer animated gem, made by people who know what they are doing and love it.

February 12 RoboCop

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ Columbia In the future, a Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinneman) is critically injured in a car bombing. OmniCorp, lead by business shark Raymond Sellars (the beloved Michael Keaton), decides to put what’s left of Murphy’s body inside a cybernetic organism: a robot... A robotic cop. Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight franchise, The Professional) plays the creator of this man-inside-machine. This remake of the 1987 classic has fans of the original divided... Some are excited, yet most see it as a typical, watered down cash-cow for the studio, in the height of the superhero frenzy (I think the suit looks like a blend of Iron Man and Batman, while the original 1987 suit still holds up well). Others see it as taking what was originally a very violent and satirical movie, and PG-13ing it for the masses, thereby sanitizing and limiting itself. A new take on a classic movie.

reviews

cinema new releases

2 Guns

Universal Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are two undercover agents (one is DEA and the other is naval intelligence) who, after robbing a bank in an effort to steal money from a Mexican drug cartel, form an unlikely partnership after being double-crossed by their higher-ups. Betrayals, surprises, chases and more-than-plenty of gunfire (and its effects on the human body) arise as a direct result of their loyalties to all and to none. Denzel’s and Wahlberg’s charm enhance the witty, fast-paced, almost Quentin Tarantino-esque dialogue; their words really shine... and Bill Paxton plays a wonderfully-bloodthirsty, rogue CIA agent. This movie borrows from the strengths of the good buddy-cop movies from the 80’s and 90’s and once it gets going, it doesn’t stop. And I cared about the characters. If you like action, you will like it a lot. I did.

We’re The Millers

Warner Bros. Take a stripper (Jennifer Aniston), a low-on-the-totum-poll marijuana dealer (Jason Sudeikis) and two teenagers and put them on an RV to cross into Mexico from the United States and back, smuggling a copious amount of pot. If you like movies of this sort, you probably already know that this is going to be a funny farce. When David Clarke (Jason Sudeikis) gets his weed and money taken from him, his boss offers him a chance at redemption, bringing back a small amount of pot from Mexico... Even though the “small amount” is much more than what small-time David had been lead to believe. So, he enlists the help of fellow stripper, the lovely Aniston, and a couple of local teenagers to pose as an inconspicuous, happy family while crossing the Mexican border and dealing with customs... Good laughs throughout! —Russell J. Lloyd Call for Advertising Information (812) 426-6398 • February 2014

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LOCAL BAND SPOTLI G HT Matt & Dave Acoustic ABOUT THE BAND:

I am very excited about a new acoustic project with Matt Camp of Calling Corners. I’ve been fronting my own band for the past few years and have recently been playing with the Classic Rock band The Relics. Meanwhile, Matt has been working with his band Blame the Radio. Playing as an acoustic duo gives us the opportunity to perform stripped down arrangements of songs in more intimate venues. WHAT THEY COVER:

We will be playing favorites focusing on the 80’s and 90’s. We’ve both been at this a while and pride ourselves on song selection as well as our performance skills. THEIR INFLUENCES:

From Def Leppard to Matchbox 20, the Commodores to the Stones. WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCES:

We are currently scheduled at venues across the area including Phoenix Nightclub, Bokeh Lounge and Greeks Pizza. More shows coming soon!

cd reviews Reverend Horton Heat Rev Victory Records 4.5/5

The king of pycho-billy has returned. Nearly five years since releasing Laughin’ & Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat, guitar legend Jim Heath is back with Rev, an album as streamlined as the title. It gets to the heart of what his trio, the Reverend Horton Heat, has been all about for over the last two decades: surf guitar played with head-shaking dexterity, backed by a truly swinging rhythm section with a penchant for speed. “Victory Lap” sets the pace, a driving instrumental with more than a hint of Dick Dale. Heath matches the godfather of surf music’s nimble playing style and injects enough twists and turns to make your head spin. It’s one of the trio’s finest moments. Heath’s sense of humor emerges on “Zombie Dumb,” an updated “Wipe-Out” for the walking dead. Less funny but more rocking, “Schizoid” is an old-school punk anthem with a mad beat that reappears on the rollicking “Scenery Going By.” The spaghetti western influence is all over the track from the “Hang ‘Em High” guitar licks to Heath’s imposing vocal delivery. Fast and loud, “Smell of Gasoline” is Rev’s crowning glory and contains a telling couplet: “If I knew then what I know now/ I’d be all over that, all over that and how.”

Bohren & Der Club of Gore Piano Nights Ipecac Recordings 4/5

Piano Nights is a wholly unexpected album from long-serving, German black metal quartet, Bohren & Der Club of Gore. Over the course of nine tracks, the band comes across more as a jazz nightclub act; all that’s missing are some martinis and a haze of smoke. To their credit (and my pleasant surprise), this completely polar opposite approach really works. Living up to its billing, the album is constructed on the foundation of glacially-paced piano with sprinklings of marimba, sax, synthesizer and sparse drumming. It’s dark and comforting at the same time, the very definition of great ambient music. Those familiar with Brian Eno’s Music for Airports or the second side of David Bowie’s Low will recognize a kindred spirit at work here. From the opening track, “Im Rauch,” the German quartet’s agenda is apparent - to eschew reality and enter a meditative state. This mindfreeing atmosphere is enhanced by the album’s composition; though there are breaks between the songs, it’s essentially one melody that drifts in and out for the better part of 40 minutes, subtly morphing from track to track. Frankly, black metal never sounded this good – or this gentle. Piano Nights is a welcome break from all the noise.

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Turkuaz

A Live Affair Self-Released 4.5/5 In the age of laptop musicians, there aren’t a lot of 9-piece bands out there – or at least ones not playing polka. But Brooklyn-based Turkuaz crams the stage with an army of musicians on a mission to bring the funk. Some months ago, the band invaded Lamasco’s Bar and left everyone gasping for air after a relentless set that was – as advertised – “louder, faster and harder than all the rest.” The rhythm section simply destroyed, so insanely tight that the sweaty crowd was pinned to the dance floor. Long story short, Turkuaz is a live juggernaut. Containing 12 of the band’s favorite recordings from shows during last year’s music festival circuit, A Live Affair is a microcosm of what makes these nine Brooklyn musicians click – and tick. Classic tracks like “Monkey Fingers” and “Coast to Coast” build on the obvious Parliament Funkadelic influence, stretching the grooves to the breaking point but never losing the beat that’s on permanent lockdown. And while you may have to close your eyes to imagine the “visual circus” that the band is famous for, you can sense the controlled chaos in the “Give Up the Funk” rhythms of “20 Dollar Bill” and “Hold On, I’m Comin’.” Like George Clinton, Turkuaz tears the roof off the sucker.

cd sidebar Wax Fang

The Astronaut Don’t Panic Records I would venture to guess that many young people have never even heard the term ‘rock opera’ but the band Wax Fang just released its newest album of the same genre titled The Astronaut. It tells the story of a single astronaut in space, who becomes separated from his ship and is sucked into a black hole. To most, this would seem to be the end of our character, but no. I’ll let you figure out the rest. I really enjoyed the music in this album. The use of synthetic sound contributes greatly to a feeling of loneliness in the darkness of space. Eardrums, prepare for blast off!

The Pack A.D. Do Not Engage Nettwerk Records

Sleepy Sun

Maui Tears Dine Alone Records 4/5 I’d be willing to wager a few bucks that psychrockers Sleepy Sun worship at the altar of OK Computer. The band uses Radiohead’s masterpiece as a blueprint – particularly tracks like “Airbag,” Subterranean Homesick Alien” and “The Tourist” – to create their own excellent album, exploring new territory in the process. It doesn’t hurt that singer Bret Costantino’s voice has, at times, a distinct Thom Yorke/Bono resonance, either. His melodies are mired in reverb, distant and dreamy, politely allowing the often brilliant guitar work to steal the show. Maui Tears starts strong with “The Lane,” a mid-tempo track that immediately harkens back to the mid-90’s British music scene with a touch of Unforgettable Fire era U2. The bass riff is Adam Clayton-simple, holding the rhythm in place while the treated guitars swirl around. And it just gets better from there. “Slowdown” not only recalls “The Tourist” and its Pink Floyd vibe, it even borrows the main lyric; the result is equally melodramatic. “1132” ramps up the distortion with a riff worthy of the Cult and a serious wah wah solo. The title track builds brilliantly with a good minute of e-bow guitar before the drums enter and it all gets psychedelic with some Jonny Greenwood-esque shredding. —Tommy Ellis

A fan of garage punk? Then The Pack A.D.’s new album Do Not Engage is worth a listen. The band has a great sound and sports some pretty clever lyrics. The band hails from Vancouver and has toured extensively, gaining a fan base. The duo was featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” My personal favorite from the album was “Big Shot.”

Throwdown Intolerance eOne Music

For those of you out there who are heavy metal fans, the band Throwdown is making a comeback with their first album in four years. The band has a sound that is similar to many other popular artists and yet, somehow still original. While I am not really a fan of heavy metal, I did enjoy the sound of the guitar, particularly in “Suffer, Conquer.” Just call me a sucker for strings.

—Justin Law

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

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

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

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

Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778 Babel Bar & Lounge 323 Main St. (812) 456-1745

BackStage Bar 524 Main St. (812) 424-5020 Beertropolis 830 Lst. Dr. (812) 297-2337 Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) (812) 433-4000

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726 Club Canopy (Above the Jungle) 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282

Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN (812) 858-2782

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

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

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

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

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Breaktime Bar & Grill 1323 Barker

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

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

Ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456 Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 Fat Boys Tavern (Ft. Branch, IN) 115 McCreary St. (812) 753-9914

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444

Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

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

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

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

Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

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

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

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

Tin Man Brewing Co. 1430 W. Franklin (812) 618-3227 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Xcess Gentlemen’s Club 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170


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