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Bill Nunes returns

Latest work focuses on the Cardinals.

4 A sailor's life

Local woman serves on USS Harry S. Truman.

5 Bogie Redmon Next stop, the hall of fame.

11 Lorde

New Zealand sensation bound for St. Louis.

15 DiCaprio shines "The Wolf of Wall Street"

18 "Best of" lists What's good in Missouri.

25 Lean roast

A little fat, a lot of flavor.

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What’s Happening Friday Jan. 10____________

Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. • The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography • 37th Annual St. Louis RV Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Va c a t i o n a n d Tra ve l S h ow, Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., America's Center, St. Louis, 11:00 Runs through January 25. a.m. to 10:00 p.m. • (Crosses), Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. • The Bad Plus, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • A Gala Night with David • 37th Annual St. Louis RV Garrett, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 Va c a t i o n a n d Tra ve l S h ow, p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral America's Center, St. Louis, 10:00 Program: Stephanie Berg, Nielsen a.m. to 9:00 p.m. • Jake's Leg, Old Rock House, and Beethoven, Powell Symphony St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • School of Rock Performs Pink • Winter Concert Series feat. Marquise Knox, Wildey Theatre, Floyd's The Wall, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 4:00 p.m. Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m. • Darien Clea w/Arthur & The • Odds Lane w/Lida Una, The Homewreckers, Plush St. Louis, St. Librarian, Steven Deeds, Attics, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Miss Jubilee w/The Thin p.m. • Battle For Pointfest 2014 feat. Dimes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Sunday's Tragedy, FTP, The Judge, Doors 8:00 p.m. • The Rep presents Opus, Arythma, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m. • Memories of Elvis feat. Steve Browning Mainstage LorettoDavis and the Midsouth Revival Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Early American Silver from the w / R i ve r tow n S o u t h , D o u b l e Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Trouble, The Pageant, St. Louis, Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to Doors 6:00 p.m. • Unresolved w/Woofshurts, 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 • N o P l a c e L i ke H o m e : American Scene Painting in the p.m. • The Bad Plus, Jazz at the Bistro, Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Abigail Williams w/Erimha, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs Decay Crawler, Xaemora, Geist, through February 2. • A Queen Within: Adorned The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral World Chess Hall of Fame, St.

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Program: Stephanie Berg, Nielsen and Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 26. • Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12. • Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. • A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20.

Sunday Jan. 12____________ • 37th Annual St. Louis RV Va c a t i o n a n d Tra ve l S h ow, America's Center, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • Lionize, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage LorettoHilton Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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By MATTHEW KAMP Of The Edge

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uthor Bill Nunes is at it again — and perhaps for the last time.

Nunes, a Glen Carbon resident, recently released his newest book, “The St. Louis Cardinals — 1926-2013: An Illustrated History.” The books consists of 325 pages and 400 photographs, and it covers the St. Louis franchise from its first World Series title in 1926 through the World Series run in 2013. It is Nunes’ second book this year, having released his book on Frank “Buster” Wortman during the summer. It was the first project that spurred on the second, as Nunes came up with the idea about the Cardinals shortly after a trip to Barnes and Noble. “I thought I had finished writing books back in July after I came out with a biography about Buster Wortman. I went out to Barnes and Noble in Fairview Heights, where they were selling the book. They had my book in the local authors section and it was next to the area where all the St. Louis Cardinals books were located. Being curious, I went over to the Cardinals section and started flipping through books. There was no Cardinals history books on the shelf. I googled it and the latest version of a historic book was done in 2007. I thought that would be a heck of a lot of fun to do. That is what got me started on the project,” Nunes said about his 22nd book. The 74-year-old Nunes, a former teacher at Edwardsville and Collinsville high schools, retells the history of the Cardinals from a fan’s perspective. It offers a unique view of St. Louis’ history, as he breaks down the trades and discusses players from every era after 1926. Nunes, whose favorite players included Wally Moon, Bill Virdon and little known Jackie Brandt, discusses past greats from Rogers Hornsby to Stan Musial to Bob Gibson to the current Cardinals that took the field in late October. The book has plenty to offer, as Nunes grew up listening to the Cardinals on the radio while playing corkball. It is that die-hard perspective that makes this book about the St. Louis Cardinals different from the others. “As I wrote the book, I decided to write it from the viewpoint of the fan. It is not your typical history of a baseball team written by some other professional writer,” Nunes said. “I give opinions. If the Cardinals make a bum trade, I let the readers know it. It is very different from that particular perspective.” Since Nunes did not start working on this book until July, he broke down the 2013 regular season week by week as it was happening. Without knowing the future, Nunes is able to offer a viewpoint that many readers might have been thinking as well. Once the World Series started against Boston, the updates were daily. “For this season, I did it on kind of a week-by-week basis. As I write

about the Cardinals season, I have no idea about how it is going to end. I did the same thing for the World Series. I wrote about the World Series on a day-by-day basis without knowing what was going to happen. On the last day of it, I wrote a few paragraphs and sent it off to the printer,” Nunes said. Included in the book are 400 pictures and Nunes points to

three of them as being the most memorable. Albert Pujols’ homer off of Brad Lidge in Game 5 of the 2005 NLCS, Enos Slaughter’s mad dash home and Hornsby tagging out Babe Ruth to end the 1926 World Series were ranked as his top three. As for this being his final book, Nunes believes this is it. “I think so,” Nunes said. “I am 74

years old and I basically do a book every year. That kind of puts me under the gun.” Nunes will be giving a presentation about his most recent piece of work at the Collinsville Library on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and at the O’Fallon Library on Dec. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The book, which costs $20.95, is

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available at local Jan’s Hallmark stores, through Barnes and Noble, Town Hall Archery in Belleville and Don Rogers Apparel on West Main in Belleville. Autographed copies can be purchased on Amazon.com through Nostalgia Books. Autographed books may also be ordered by sending a check for $23.50 to 3029 Mark Trail, Glen Carbon, 62034.

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U.S. Navy photo

Samantha Edrington stands next to a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.

Sailor enjoys her life on the sea By SCOTT MARION Of The Edge

EHS grad serves on the USS Harry S. Truman

It’s a long way from Edwardsville High School to the Middle East, but thanks to the U.S. Navy, Samantha Edrington feels right at home. A petty officer 2nd class, Edrington graduated from EHS in 2009. She has been in the Navy for four years and is currently serving aboard the USS Harry S. Truman as an electrician’s mate. The Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, which is responsible for naval forces in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean. Edrington, 22, joined the Navy about six months after graduating from EHS. She started boot camp Dec. 15, 2009 at Great Lakes, Ill. “In high school, I was interested in the military and at first I was thinking about the Marines, but my brother Marty was in the Navy and he convinced me to talk to a Navy recruiter,” Edrington said. “Boot camp wasn’t that bad, although it was a shock adapting to military life and learning everything you need to know. It was a good experience for me.” For the next five and a half months after boot camp, Edrington attended the naval engineering school at Great Lakes. Basic engineering common core was the first of three segments, followed by advanced technical training and electrician’s mate training. After a couple weeks at home, she flew out to Norfolk, Va., and then to Bahrain, where she spent four days in a hotel before coming aboard the Truman, where she has been stationed ever since. “How often I’m home depends on the ship’s schedule,” said  Edrington, who will return to the U.S. sometime in the spring. “We may come into port (at Norfolk) for a few weeks and then head back out to sea. It’s kind of

random, so you just go with the flow.” Edrington came into the Navy as an E-1, which is the lowest rank in its structure. She made E-2 nine months later and E-3 nine months after that.

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In order to make petty officer (E-4, which is the front line supervisor in most circumstances), she had to take a test, where she competed with all other electricians in her pay grade Navy-wide. Hundreds of men and women took the test, but only those who scored the highest on the exam were actually promoted. Edrington was promoted to E-4, then a year later (in November of this year), she was promoted to E-5. That means she has been promoted four times already in her first enlistment, which is considered quite an accomplishment. As part of her job, Edrington is responsible for the operation of the ship’s electrical power generation systems, lighting systems, electrical equipment and electrical appliances. “We go in teams of at least two and troubleshoot and fix whatever is broken,” Edrington said. “We have a lot of equipment on board – motors and things like that – so it can definitely challenge our skills.” Edrington is also responsible for maintaining a ready status of the Truman’s RHIBs (rigid hull inflatable boats). “Our RHIBs are pretty much our life boats, per se,” Edrington said. “If we have a man overboard, we will lower the RHIB into the water and pick the person up.” The Navy also awards “warfare pins” to those who qualify. “I have two, my ESWS (enlisted surface warfare specialist) and my EAWS (enlisted aviation warfare specialist),”  Edrington said. “In order to get these pins, you have to take a

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100-question test and pass it with at least 80 percent. Once you pass your test, you have to take a murder board and once you pass that, you take a final board. “Once you pass your final board, you get pinned and earn the right to wear your warfare pin. The murder board and final board are oral boards. They ask you a bunch of questions and you have to answer so many right out of each section. The murder board is with other petty officers and your final board is with chiefs. “I received my ESWS pin on Dec. 15, 2010, and my EAWS on Sept. 11, 2012. I am now what we call dual qual. To earn these pins is a task in itself. One can spend many hours and up to a few months studying for it. Once qualified, it’s something someone can take pride in knowing that they achieved a great accomplishment.” Being away from home for months at a time is a part of Navy life that Edrington has come to accept. “This is my second deployment, but the ship only goes out for so long,” Edrington said. “It may be six months or 10 months, then you’re back home until the next deployment. That might be six months or it could be a year or two. “When you’re back in the U.S., you go back out to sea every couple weeks for training and keeping Navy standards. You have to keep that level of familiarity.” The Truman, which has about 5,000 people on board, is currently in the Gulf of Oman in the Middle East. “I’ve been to several countries in this part of the world and we take the tours that are offered to us,” Edrington said. “We do a lot of fun activities, like going to water parks and shopping malls and doing tours of cities. It takes you away from work for a while and I take advantage of it whenever I can.”

For those who are not on duty, the Truman offers plenty of recreational opportunities. “We like to go up on "Vulture’s Row" (a weather deck on the island of the ship), where you can watch the jets take off and land,” Edrington said. “It’s where the air traffic control tower would be in a regular airport. “The Truman has seven gyms on board where you can exercise. Just being out here is a cool experience. It’s a floating city with an airport attached.” Edrington mainly uses e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family. “I have a pretty big family,” Edrington said. “I have my mom Stacy Holder, stepdad Bob Holder, sister Cheyanne Davis and brothers Marty Edrington Jr., Trevor Plasters, Dayton Holder and Dalton Davis, who all live in Edwardsville. “I have my dad Marty Edrington Sr., step-mom Tish Settles, sister Christina Edrington and brothers Dustin Oakley and Skyler Edrington, who all live in Hillsboro, Ill. They have all been a big support. “Also a few of my friends that have been a big support to me and an influence in my life are Adrienne Koonce, Ada Seamon and Mindy Gentry.” Edrington recently extended her naval contract, but when she finishes the rest of her deployment in November 2014, she is considering leaving the Navy to become a pediatric nurse. Eventually, she wants to get back in the Navy as an officer. “I had always wanted to become a marine biologist, but I recently made a shift to nursing,” Edrington said. “I enjoy helping people and I enjoy working with kids. “As far as my current job, I enjoy everything about it from the people I work with to the experiences I’ve had. I can’t say the Navy is for everybody, but if you’re interested in the military, you should look into it. It gives you lifelong skills and lifelong memories.”


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By SCOTT MARION Of The Edge

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ore than 50 years after his prep basketball career ended, the honors keep rolling in for Bogie Redmon. The former Collinsville High School star was inducted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame in November in Champaign. At Collinsville, he was one of four high school All-Americans produced by legendary coach Vergil Fletcher. In 1960-61, as a senior, he led the Kahoks to a 32-0 record and the state championship. “I’m a blessed guy,” said the 70year-old Redmon, who now lives in Glen Carbon with his wife, Judy. “I was born in Collinsville and got to play for coach Fletcher at a school with a great basketball tradition. “Fred Riddle and Bobby Simpson came over from Madison the previous year and Bobby was the guy that got us to the state tournament. He stole the ball against Centralia (in the super-sectional) with 15 seconds to play and we only won by two points (66-64), We got to state and won each game by an average of 27 points, so getting out of southwestern Illinois was the toughest thing for us.” In the championship game against Thornton, Redmon scored 31 points while Riddle added 24. With 92 points in four games, Redmon was the tournament’s leading scorer. The IHSB Hall of Fame is just the latest in a series of honors for Redmon, but it means a lot to him because the state has produced so many outstanding players. The organization’s board of directors is a who’s who of basketball, including Edwardsville High School graduate Mannie Jackson (former owner of the Harlem Globetrotters), District 7 Superintendent Ed Hightower, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and former NBA player and coach Doug Collins. “The guys who started this (including former Pinckneyville coach Dick Corn) are really a nice bunch of people,” said Redmon, who was an All-American his senior year at Collinsville. “Just to be involved with them and the people they selected is a honor. “One of the ladies (inducted) this year was Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Everybody knows her for track, but she was a heck of a basketball player too.” At Collinsville, Redmon also competed in football and track. “In football, I was lucky again because Fred (Riddle) was the quarterback,” Redmon said. “He was an All-American and I was tall and he and I would hook up on passes. “In track, I did it because it was fun. I liked going out there to throw the discus. I got third in the state my junior year, but I had a broken ankle my senior year. At (University of) Illinois, I was the Big Ten champion in 1965 and I really liked that

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Bogie Redmon at his home in Glen Carbon posing with his recent award from the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame. because I beat a couple guys from Michigan.” Long before he got to high school, Redmon was aware of the Collinsville tradition. His brother Gant (six years older) played football and basketball under Fletcher before attending Illinois on a football scholarship. His sister Kay (three years older) was a Kahok cheerleader. “My dad (also named Gant) and coach Fletcher were the same age, and coach Fletcher was a real taskmaster,” Redmon said. “We knew everything about what was going on and I was so fortunate to be there at that time. “My freshman year we only lost three games, but I was not a starter. I started my sophomore year, but we didn’t do too well and we were 16-12. Sometimes we would practice after we got home from away games. “Between my sophomore and junior years, Fred Riddle and Bobby Simpson transferred from Madison. Simpson was a fantastic guard and Riddle was a real good forward, like a quarterback on the basketball team. With those guys, coach Fletcher knew we had a good possibility of winning state.” The Kahoks didn’t win it all in 1959-60, but their 25-3 record was an indication of things to come. “We’d start practice at two o’clock

in the afternoon and we’d go until 5:30 or 6, so we were in shape,” said the 6-foot-5 Redmon. “After we played three games in two days at state, people asked us if we were tired. We said ‘that’s nothing — come to our practices.’ “For me, the pinnacle of my athletic career was that state championship. It’s something that you dream about as a little kid and when you finally get it, it’s just amazing.” A broken ankle forced Redmon to miss nine games his senior year, with Ron Mottin taking his spot in the starting five. He broke the same ankle again a week after the season. Redmon was a two-sport athlete at Ilinois. In basketball, he came off the bench as a sophomore for a Big Ten championship team (freshmen weren’t eligible at the time). He started as a junior and senior for teams that were 13-11 and 18-6, respectively. “U of I was totally different because instead of being the big guy on the floor, I had to start playing facing the basket and I couldn’t handle the ball worth a hoot,” said Redmon, who was an honorable mention All-American in his final season. “It was difficult for me, but I finally got it going my senior year. “My first game that year we played UCLA, which had won the NCAA in 1964, and we beat them

110-83. We beat Kentucky (and coach Adolph Rupp) a couple weeks later and the guy I guarded was (longtime NBA player and coach) Pat Riley. But right after that, one of our guards, Bill McKeown, broke his elbow. With him, we really would have been competitive (in the Big Ten).” Redmon was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA, but with the starting salary at the time being only $12,000, he turned down the opportunity to go pro and soon joined his father in the insurance business. “Marketing was my major and I started to work for State Farm, but back then they had no advertising in sports and they didn’t even have a marketing department,” Redmon said. “Now they have (naming rights) for the State Farm Center at the old Assembly Hall (at U of I) and it’s doing really well for them.” These days, Redmon’s son, Kai, runs the Redmon Insurance Agency in Collinsville, but Bogie still comes in on a part-time basis. “I go in, but I’m not working too hard,” Redmon said, grinning. “The girls in the office take care of everything. “My son, who is named after a guy (Kai Anderson) that played football at Illinois, is involved in the community and the chamber of

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commerce. I still get to see a lot of people I’ve known for years, which is great.” After graduating from Illinois, Redmon met his future wife in October of 1965. “She was teaching at Collinsville High School and Fred Riddle’s dad, Fred Sr., was the one who introduced us,” Redmon said. “He was the principal at Collinsville, but he was from Madison and he knew Judy from years ago. When we were in high school, Judy was a senior when I was a sophomore, so if we had gone to the same high school, she never would have dated me.” About 10 years ago, Redmon and his wife moved from Collinsville to Glen Carbon. “Basketball opened a lot of doors for me,” Redmon said. “When you come into town, you’re not a stranger. Ed Hightower and a lot of other people have been really good to us.” Redmon’s grandson, Lawson, is in the sixth grade and plays basketball for Liberty School in Edwardsville. A nephew, Cole Harper, is a 6-5 junior for Chatham Glenwood. “Cole can handle the ball better than I ever could,” Redmon said. “I saw our championship game DVD for the first time last year and we were in slow motion compared to these kids today. They’re really good and they’re athletic.”

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People People planner Lincoln Museum offers Sunday savings

visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum or becoming a member through the Library Foundation, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.

Good news for families looking to save a little money after the holidays: The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is offering a bargain admission price every Sunday in January. Entire families can go to the museum for just $10 on Sundays. They simply go to the museum’s Facebook page at www. facebook.com/lincoln.museum and download a coupon. This is a significant savings from the normal admission price of $12 per adult and $6 per child. The special admission price also includes the new exhibit “Lincoln: History to Hollywood,� which features sets, costumes and props from the Oscar-winning movie “Lincoln.� The exhibit opens Jan. 17 at the museum’s Union Station annex. The family must consist of at least one parent and can include any number of directly related children. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy a special display of items tied to the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. In addition, essays by President Obama and three former presidents are featured in the museum’s Treasures Gallery. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum combines rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship. The museum features life-like figures and scenes, special effects, riveting presentations and “ghosts� to give visitors a better appreciation for Abraham Lincoln’s enduring legacy. The library contains more than 13 million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history and is one of the nation’s leading institutions for genealogy and history research. It includes the world’s most impressive collection of original Lincoln materials, more than 52,000 items in all. For more information about

Fresh Beat Band to appear at the Fox The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV s e r i e s o f t h e s a m e n a m e , a re g i v i n g f a n s o n e m o re c h a n c e to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour. The live concert comes to St. Louis on Saturday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. The wildly popular T h e F re s h B e a t B a n d L i v e i n C o n c e r t To u r w i l l re s u m e o n Nov. 12, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. The band will travel to theaters in new markets and re v i s i t p l a c e s i n c l u d i n g N e w York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. Live. In 2 0 1 2 , m o re t h a n 4 0 0 , 0 0 0 f a n s saw the concert making it one of the year ’s most successful music tours. Ti c k e t s w e n t o n S a t u r d a y, April 20 and prices are $36.50, $ 3 1 . 5 0 , & $ 2 6 . 5 0 . Ti c k e t s a re available at the Fox Box Office, online at www.metrotix.com or by calling (314) 534-1111. Pre-sale tickets along with Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet and greets will be available at w w w. f r e s h b e a t b a n d l i v e . c o m beginning April 16. CitiŽ c a rd m e m b e r s t h ro u g h C i t i ’ s Private Pass Program at www. CitiPrivatePass.com will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning April 16. The general public on-sale will take place on April 20. “The Fresh Beat Band is back by popular demand,� said Doug Cohn, SVP, Music, Nickelodeon. “ T h e F re s h Beat Band Live in C o n c e r t To u r h a s b e e n s o successful because it provides 9 0 m i n u t e s of family bonding t i m e w h e re k i d s a n d p a re n t s can laugh, sing and dance along

with the fantastic Fresh Beats.� The Fresh Beat Band’s firstever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. The 30-minute special gives viewers an all-access pass to T h e F re s h B e a t B a n d c o n c e r t with behind-the-scenes footage and more. Fans can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the concert special at www.nickjr. com.

Dunham returning to St. Charles The nation’s number one comedian Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters announce the kick off of the winter leg of their 2013 “Disorderly Conductâ€? worldwide t o u r. T h e w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 international concert series begins on December 26, 2013 i n To l e d o , O H a n d c o n t i n u e s t h ro u g h F e b ru a r y 2 8 , 2 0 1 4 i n Champaign. IL. Dunham is scheduled to appear at the Family Arena in St. Charles on Feb. 7. Tickets are available through MetroTix.com or by calling 1314-534-1111. Fans all over the world can look forward to a new jampacked show with more laughs than ever before. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border JosĂŠ JalapeĂąo, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist

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dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Dunham and his comedic sidekicks most recent Comedy Central one-hour special entitled “Minding the Monsters,� is the fifth in a string of recordbreaking specials. “Minding the Monsters� takes its audience into the ultimate haunted house where you can see Walter transform into something g r u m p i e r t h a n h e a l re a d y i s , watch Bubba J rise from the dead, meet Peanut’s alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night, and his spicy sidekick, and witness Achmed literally dressed to kill in an outfit that would terrify the most terrifying terrorist! It debuted on Comedy Central to 7.5 million viewers, making it the most watched special of the year for the network. Upon its release on DVD, it was the #1 comedy DVD on Amazon.com and exceeded platinum sales w i t h i n 6 d a y s . I t h a s a l re a d y reached triple platinum status. The amazing rise of Jeff Dunham continues apace, with 2013 having seen Jeff continue to pack arena-sized venues. Dunham and his sidekicks are preparing for their sixth trip to Europe this fall, stopping in the U.K., Germany, and Belgium. In 2013, fans will also get the chance to see Achmed the Dead Te r ro r i s t l i k e h e ' s n e v e r b e e n seen before! This December, Jeff Dunham will premiere his very first animated feature “Achmed Saves America,� starring the world’s most beloved, failed badguy! In this full length animated movie, Achmed is having a very b a d d a y. . . A f t e r a c c i d e n t a l l y

blowing himself up, the world's most incompetent suicide bomber finds himself whisked away from his homeland by a giant bald eagle and dropped off in... Americaville, USA. There, mistaken by the kind-hearted Wi l s o n f a m i l y f o r a v i s i t i n g French exchange student, "The Little Skeleton That Couldn't" bumblingly plots to destroy the town and all of its "infidels". But, once he's exposed to the sweet things in life -- including all-you-can-eat buffets and frozen yogurt -- Achmed's campaign of hate turns into a patriotic All-American lovefest. The phenomenal international success of Dunham and his cohorts have been driven by his Comedy Central specials, which set global records for both ratings and sales. Dunham’s 4th Comedy Central TV special “Controlled Chaos,� premiered to a staggering 8.3 million viewers overall making it the most viewed cable show that night. The global TV event enjoyed a never-before simultaneous same day worldwide debut in a dozen countries. Dunham continued to break r a t i n g s re c o rd s a t t h e e n d o f 2011, when The Bio Channel’s premiere of Jeff Dunham: “Birth of a Dummy� became the network’s top rated telecast ever. No wonder The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.� Dunham was recently named Pollstar ’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for two years in a row.


People People planner Science Center hosts exhibit on bugs The Saint Louis Science Center will open its doors for an insect invasion when it hosts Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! Oct. 19, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014. The exhibition, which was developed by national pest control company Te r m i n i x , i s a m u l t i s e n s o r y experience that immerses visitors into the world of bugs by introducing them to thousands of live insects.   Hosted by Harry, a Chinese praying mantis, and his insect friends, Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! takes visitors on a unique journey through the habitats, sights, sounds and social structures of some of nature’s smallest, yet most important, contributors.  “We are so excited to host Harry’s Big Adventure,” said Jackie Mollet, Senior Director of Exhibits at the Saint Louis Science Center. “The hands-on nature of the exhibition, coupled with thousands of live bugs, makes this fun and educational for all of our visitors.”   Harry’s Big Adventure takes guests on an educational journey around the world through six distinct zones to see how insects impact their surroundings, the environment and ultimately human lives. Filled with interactive games and competitions, visitors can see how far they can spit a cricket, pick their favorite roach in the Roach Race, get up close and personal with insects in the Bug Petting Zoo and even try an insect delicacy cooked up by the Bug Chef.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit slsc.org/harrysbig-adventure or call 800.456.SLSC x4424 or 314.289.4424.

Ron White to appear at the Peabody Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to St Louis with his new stand-up show, A Little Unprofessional.

White has achieved two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. The show will be conducted at 7 p.m. on May 16 and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets, on sale now, are  $49.75 and $59.75 and are available at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800745-3000.

Sesame Street Live returns No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover ’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits Peabody Opera House from Thursday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 19.   Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!  Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including upclose and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadwayquality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “I Want

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Sheldon to host Trivia Night The Friends of The Sheldon present the sixth annual Trivia Night at The Sheldon.  Phil Donato, “The Trivia Guy,” will serve as host, with questions covering popular culture, music, movies and more!  Participants will have the chance to purchase Mulligans, 50/50 raffle tickets and enter mini-games.  First and second place winners will receive cash prizes, and a consolation prize will be awarded to the last place team.  The event is scheduled Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Tickets $200 per table of 10 or $25 per person.

Ticket includes Schlafly and 4 Hands beer and soft drinks.  For reservations, contact Lauren Wilhite at 314.533.9900 ext. 17 or lwilhite@thesheldon.org.  For more information, call The Sheldon during normal business hours, Monday Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Admission price includes Schlafly and 4 Hands Brewing Company beer and soft drinks, with a cash bar available.  Vito’s Pizzeria and Ristorante will offer pizza and pasta delivery directly to trivia tables, with a portion of sales benefiting The Sheldon.  Participants may also bring their own snacks (no outside alcohol, please).  Proceeds from the event will benefit Sheldon Educational Programs which introduce more than 20,000 area students annually to jazz, folk, classical, blues, world music and the American musical during weekday morning programs.

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Music Tuning in SLSO tickets on sale now Single tickets for the 134th season of the Saint Louis Symphony are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stlsymphony.org, by calling (314) 534-1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office (718 N. Grand Blvd.) The 2013-2014 season began Friday, September 20, as Music Director David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony in a stirring program including Ives’ Three Places in New England, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait (narrated by critically-acclaimed vocalist Wintley Phipps) and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Kirill Gerstein. Other highlights of the 13-14 season include: • March 7-8, the St. Louis S y m p h o n y p e r f o r m s Ve r d i ’ s Requiem. Vocalists Angel Blue, Julia Gertseva, Aquiles Machado and Riccardo Zanellato join the St. Louis Symphony Chorus to bring to life Verdi’s operatic sacred work. • Renowned soprano Karita Mattila returns to Powell Hall March 28-29 to perform her first-ever Erwartung with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony. Schoenberg’s dramatic portrayal of a woman’s descent into madness and the mystery that ensues is a not-tobe-missed event. • It is one of the best-known pieces of classical music ever written: Carmina burana. Join the St. Louis Symphony May 1-4 as it presents Orff’s blockbuster. These performances will also feature the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choir. Founded in 1880 and now approaching its 134th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the secondoldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history. The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community

connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts, as well as hundreds of free education and community programs each year. In May 2009, the Symphony implemented an encompassing strategic plan that includes a 10year vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, expanding audience and revenue growth across all key operating areas.

Kennedy to appear with SLSO Due to a scheduling conflict, soprano Christine Brewer will not be performing with the St. Louis Symphony May 9-11, 2014. The long-time Lebanon, Illinois resident and world-renowned vocalist will instead be in Chicago. The concerts including Les Illuminations will not be reprogrammed; tenor Andrew Kennedy is now scheduled to perform the piece with the St. Louis Symphony. Kennedy last performed with the St. Louis Symphony in October of 2010, when he sang Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. “Sometimes in this business, I wish I could be in two places at once, and it happened to me for the 2013/14 season,” says Brewer. “I was scheduled to sing Britten's Les Illuminations with the St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson, but a conflicting offer came to me from the Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing the role of the Mother Abbess in a production of The Sound of Music. Having sung that role as a student at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Illinois and directed the show when I taught music in Marissa, Illinois, I have a deep connection to the role of that classic piece. I was torn, as I never dreamed I'd actually have another chance to sing the role of the Mother Abbess, but David Robertson gratefully understood and supported taking the opportunity. I am extremely sad not to be singing with my hometown orchestra this coming season. I will miss working

with David and all of my friends in the Orchestra, but I hope we will have many other seasons to work together!”

Cher coming to St. Louis It’s now official. The one and only Cher herself revealed that she will kick off her “Dressed To Kill” 49 city North American Tour beginning in Phoenix on March 22nd with stops in NY, LA, Boston, Las Vegas, and other major markets. Cher will appear on June 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. A full list of “Dressed to Kill” tour dates and cities follows this release. The national tour promoter is Marshall Arts USA. For ticket information and to sign up for tour updates please go to Cher.com . C h e r ’ s p re v i o u s t o u r “ T h e Farewell Tour” later dubbed “The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour” was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist and played for a record-breaking 325 dates and seen by over 5.5 million people.

Robin Thicke to appear at the Fox Following the release of his best selling new album, Blurred Lines, recording artist Robin Thicke has announced details of his highly anticipated Spring 2014 North American tour. The artist will be joined by special guests Jessie J and DJ Cassidy on all dates making this the hottest concert package of the spring. The tour will make 15 exclusive stops across North America and will kick off on February 21st in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre, continuing through the spring. Robin is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). These special tickets will be available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity. com.  Tickets and special limited VIP packages are available for

purchasenow.  For additional tour information, please visit www. robinthicke.com. Thicke will appear March 15 at the Fox Theatre.

This past summer marked the debut of Robin Thicke’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, Blurred Lines (Star Trak/Interscope Records).

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Music Tuning in Pixies to perform in St. Louis Fortified with eight instantly-soldout U.S. club shows, a sold-out UK/ European tour, and critical and fan acclaim for the live shows and five brand-new songs, Pixies announce that a 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg has been added to its 2013-2014 world tour and will kick off in Toronto, Canada on January 15, 2014.  Tickets for the February 6th St. Louis show at Peabody Opera House are $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50 and may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-7453000, or online at ticketmaster.com. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314622-5420.  Log onto pixiesmusic.com for more information.  “…there’s no denying Pixies’ superlative live impact.  Deal or no Deal.” – Guardian UK Pixies – Black Francis/guitars, vocals, Joey Santiago/guitars, drummer David Lovering, and touring bassist Kim Shattuck – are on the road in support of the band’s first collection of new music in more than 20 years that began with the surprise release of the single “Bagboy” on June 28.   That was followed by the four-track EP-1 that came out of the blue on September 3.  “Andro Queen,” the melancholy, surrealistic sci-fi ballad that opens EP-1, is the project’s brand-new music video, and now available at www.pixiesmusic. com “Andro Queen” was conceived and directed by filmmaker Ondi Timoner through her Interloper F i l m s p r o d u c t i o n c o m p a n y.  Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Features at the Sundance Film Festival twice and has work permanently displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  She also produced and directed the original VH-1 series “Sound Effects,” and directed the opening film for President Clinton’s 2011 birthday/ fundraiser held at the Hollywood Bowl that featured Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, and the President, among others.  Timoner is the founder and director of webchannel “A Total Disruption” that features the work of cutting-edge innovators and entrepreneurs who use technology to transform lives, our economy and where we’re headed. “The new numbers more than held their own…Four stars” – The Times of London All of the Pixies dates on this tour will feature a brand new stage set and production, and will give the band an opportunity to not only

debut brand new Pixies songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists of Pixies music in the band’s career.  As Black Francis told The Daily Beast, “I’m happy that we have new songs to play because playing only the old songs…you’ve already proven that.  You can try to do it better, but you’re not really proving anything to anyone except that you can still do it.”  

Cyrus bringing tour to St. Louis Global superstar Miley Cyrus announced today the details behind her BANGERZ TOUR. The highly anticipated tour, produced and promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on Valentine's Day February 14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC at Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena and will visit 38 cities throughout the United States and Canada including New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Washington DC and Miami. Tickets go on sale starting Saturday, November 16 at www.livenation. com. The tour will stop in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center on April 16. Tickets are available at LiveNation. com/Ticketmaster.com, the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, or via phone at 1-800-745-3000 American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 12 at 10 AM local time through Friday, November 15 at 10 PM local time. Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://bit.ly/_MileyRSVP. Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday, November 16. Additional details are available at www.livenation.com. Details for Miley’s BANGERZ TOUR follow her surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live where she announced to fans that she would be launching a tour soon. The announcement on Saturday Night Live comes on the heels of her well-received appearance on the show (re-airing November 9) as both host and musical performer on October 5 that was part of a series of headline-making appearances that supported the release of her new album, Bangerz, on RCA Records. Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Additionally, during release week, Bangerz hit #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”, off Bangerz have already sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone. “Wrecking Ball” hit #1

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Il-Divo to perform at Peabody Opera House Following a successful week of concerts at New York’s Marquis Theater, Il Divo—the record-

breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide—will bring IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The Live Nation-promoted engagement, which begins on March 28 and concludes on June 7, supports the group’s sixth studio album A Musical Affair. It’s their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story, and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball. Ticket sales began on Nov. 15. The tour will stop in St. Louis on April 22 at the Peabody Opera House. The limited engagement of live concerts in NYC marked the first time the four members sang together on the Broadway stage. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sébastien. Tony Award- and Grammy Award®winner Heather Headley was a featured guest for the entire run. The quartet members are no strangers to musical theatre; Carlos was cast as Marius in Les Misérables when the show first premiered in Spain in 1993, while David played Rodolfo in Broadway’s La bohème in 2003,

which subsequently garnered seven Tony Award nominations. The show was developed by long-term IL DIVO collaborator and artistic director Brian Burke (La Reve and Celine Dion’s residency shows in Las Vegas, Elton John, Rod Stewart and The Killers). The album “A Musical Affair” showcases Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Bring Him Home” (Les Miserables), “Tonight” (West Side Story) and more. Il Divo has also provided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. These top musicians lend their talent in songs like “The Music of the Night” (Phantom of the Opera) – LIVE duet with Barbra Streisand; “All I Ask Of You” (Phantom Of The Opera) – duet with Kristin Chenoweth; “Memory” (Cats) – duet with Nicole Scherzinger; and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King) – duet with Heather Headley. “It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album,” says Urs Buhler from IL DIVO. “We can't wait to now perform them in our own style to our fans around the world.”

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Thursday, Jan 9 RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Colleens w/Strawfoot, Letter to Memphis, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Bad Plus, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan 10 (Crosses), Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Bad Plus, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. A Gala Night with David Garrett, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: Stephanie Berg, Nielsen and Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Winter Concert Series feat. Marquise Knox, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m. Odds Lane w/Lida Una, The Homewreckers, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Miss Jubilee w/The Thin Dimes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Lionize, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 11 Jake's Leg, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. School of Rock Performs Pink Floyd's The Wall, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 4:00 p.m. Darien Clea w/Arthur & The Librarian, Steven Deeds, Attics, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Battle For Pointfest 2014 feat. Sunday's Tragedy, FTP, The Judge, Arythma, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m. Memories of Elvis feat. Steve Davis and the Midsouth Revival w/Rivertown South, Double Trouble, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. Unresolved w/Woofshurts, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Bad Plus, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Abigail Williams w/Erimha, Decay Crawler, Xaemora, Geist, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: Stephanie Berg, Nielsen and Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan 12 St. Louis Symphony Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan 13 Open Mic Night, The Gramophone, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Phil Anselmo and the Illegals w/Author and Punisher, Hymns, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan 14 Leopold & His Fiction w/Bruiser Queen, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan 15 Jack of Heart w/Little Big Bangs, Wild Hex, Shit/Storm, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Chuck Berry w/Skinny Jim & The Number 9 Blacktops, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan 16 RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Matt Klose Band w/The Psychedelic Psychonauts, The Last Night, The Defeated County, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Conspirator, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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s 2014 begins, Grammy nominated New Zealander Lorde continues her worldwide reign. Already becoming the youngest artist to write all of her own material and top the U.S Billboard charts, her debut single ‘Royals’ [Lava/ Republic Records] remained at #1 for an impressive 9 weeks, topping the charts in an additional 45 countries and selling 7.5 million copies across the globe.

In March, Lorde and her band will be embarking on a 16-date tour across North America which starts in Austin, Texas, making stops New York City, Chicago, Boston to name a few and winding up on the west coast at the 2,800 capacity Fox Oakland Theater in California. On December 3rd Lorde

released the new video for her follow-up single ‘TEAM’, which is also currently climbing the charts. The concept for the video was realized by Ella herself, as explained on her facebook and Twitter “(The video) was borne from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was Queen. I dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. And of this world, I dreamt about tests that didn't need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger.” ‘TEAM’ is currently the #1 greatest spin gainer on the Alternative Radio charts for 3 consecutive weeks now, and climbed to #4 on the iTunes Alternative Singles Chart. Her debut album ‘Pure

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Two views of recording sensation Lorde. Heroine’ [Lava/Republic Records] has already topped most “Year End” lists including Rolling Stone Magazine’s who noted “Lorde's languidly aphoristic lyrics balance rockstar swagger and torqued-up teenage angst”, and The New York Times, who praised “(Pure Heroine) commandeers those wide-open spaces with her lustrous voice and angel-choir harmonies carrying serious thoughts.” On December 6th, Lorde performed live at the prestigious annual Grammy Nomination Concert and came away with an impressive 4 nominations, ‘Record of the Year ’, ‘Song of the Year ’, ‘Best Pop Solo

Performance’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’. Lorde, also known as Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, who recently turned 17-yearsold back in September, is officially the youngest artist to top the chart since 1987. 'Royals' recently set a new record for "Longest #1 at Alternative Radio by a Female Artist" with a staggering seven weeks at the top. 'Royals' has held the #1 spot at Alternative and AAA radio for seven consecutive weeks, and it has become the #1 greatest gainer at Rhythmic and Hot AC formats. 'Royals' also soared to #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart

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as well as #1 on the Alternative Songs Chart. As soon as it was released, 'Royals' stirred up a frenzy online. It reached the coveted #1 spot on Hype Machine, and it has racked up over 150 million YouTube/VEVO views. Last year, she took New Zealand by storm when her self-released, The Love Club EP, rose to #1 on the country's top albums chart. Lorde will appear on March 20 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Tickets are $45 AND $35 ($3 Facility Fee Included) and are are available at TicketMaster. com, TicketMaster retail outlets or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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Religion Mormon church explains ban on black priests SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Mormon church leaders lifted the ban on blacks in the priesthood in 1978, church leaders offered little official explanation for the reasons behind the ban, saying only they received a revelation it was time for the change. In the three decades since, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled to understand the roots of the old ban and grappled with how best to respond to questions about the touchy historical topic. Even as recently as 2012 — when the issue flared up during Mitt Romney's run for president — the church said it has always welcomed people of all races into the church but that was not known precisely why, how or when the restriction on the priesthood began. Now, finally, Mormons can point to a new 2,000-word statement posted on the church's website that offers the most comprehensive explanation of why the church previously had barred men of African descent from the lay clergy, and for the first time disavows the ban. The statement, posted Friday, says the ban

was put into place during an era of great racial divide that influenced early teachings of the church. It pins the prohibition on an announcement from church president Brigham Young in 1852. Perhaps most importantly, it addresses the once widely held notion that blacks were spiritually inferior. "The Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages are a sin; or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else," the statement read. "Church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form." Mormon scholars and church members who have followed the issue closely called it a landmark moment. "History and changes all happen due to time. This is way past due," said Don Harwell, a 67-year-old president of a black Mormon support group in Utah. "These are the statements they should have made in 1978, but better late than never." Margaret Blair Young, an adjunct professor

headquarters in Salt Lake City, he said. He and other scholars were interviewed several months ago by staff from LDS Public Affairs in preparation for the new article, Mauss said, adding that it reflects a "new Church commitment to greater transparency about its history, doctrines, and policies." The LDS church has come a long way since the Genesis Group was founded in 1971, said Harwell, who converted to Mormonism in 1983. While he noted that he doesn't speak for the church, he said he believes the next step is getting more black Mormons into church leadership positions. He serves as counselor to the bishop in his local congregation and can see how that is helping young church members change their perceptions. He didn't question the timing of the explanation. "Maybe the Lord just determined this is the time for it to happen," Harwell said, "that this is when people are going to be able to accept it for what it is." Matthew Bowman, an author and assistant professor of religion at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, said the posting is being widely circulated in the Mormon blogosphere.

at Brigham Young University who made a documentary about the untold stories of black Mormons, called the new article a miracle. She said she'll carry printouts with her to hand out and that she plans to call missionaries in Africa who are often asked about the reasons behind the old ban. "I'm thrilled," Young said. "It went so much further than anything before has done." Mormon church officials declined comment on the article but said it is part of a series of new online postings to explain or expand on certain gospel topics for its members. Other topics include, "Are Mormons Christian?" and one about founder Joseph Smith's first visions. Armand Mauss, a retired professor of sociology and religious studies at Washington State University, said the article is the most comprehensive explanation yet about the past exclusion of blacks from the priesthood and marks the first time the church has explicitly disavowed its previous teachings on the topic. Mormon scholars over the years have written much of what is in the posting, but it is noteworthy coming from church

Religion briefs Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harold Camping, the California p re a c h e r w h o u s e d h i s r a d i o ministry and thousands of b i l l b o a rd s t o p re d i c t t h e e n d of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his doomsdays came and went, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero said Camping died at his home on Sunday. Camping’s most widely spread p re d i c t i o n w a s t h a t b e l i e v e r s would be taken up to heaven on May 21, 2011. His ministry spent millions of dollars — some of it from donations made by followers who quit their jobs and sold all their possessions— to spread the word. When the Rapture failed to materialize, the preacher revised his prophecy, saying he had been off by five months. But when the world didn’t end in October 2011, Camping acknowledged he had been wrong and posted a letter on his ministry’s site telling his followers he had no evidence the end would come anytime soon, and wasn’t interested in considering future dates.

Archbishop denies inappropriately touching minor

of the allegation last week and instructed the person who brought it forward to go to police. In a letter posted Tuesday on the archdiocese website, Nienstedt says the allegation is “absolutely and entirely false.” He says he hopes the investigation will be thorough and quick so he can return to work.

Educators protest Koch gift to Catholic University WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Catholic educators are protesting Catholic University of America’s recent acceptance of a $1 million

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is stepping aside from public ministry after an allegation that he touched an underage male. A rc h b i s h o p J o h n N i e n s t e d t (NYN’-steht) denies the allegations, but is removing himself from ministry pending an investigation. The archdiocese says the incident allegedly occurred in 2009 after a confirmation ceremony. Nienstedt is accused of inappropriately touching an underage male on the buttocks d u r i n g a g ro u p p h o t o g r a p h y session. The archdiocese learned

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t h e K o c h b ro t h e r s ’ a d v o c a c y contradicts the church’s “traditional social justice teachings.” The university in a letter defended the gift Monday that will support the school of

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

"Frozen"

Instead of the bygone damsels in distress — yes we’re talking about you Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — the female royals of “Frozen,” Disney’s latest animated wonder, are feisty, forward and independent. Strong female leads are fitting, as “Frozen” marks the first time a female has occupied the director’s chair in the 76 years of Disney animation features. Jennifer Lee, who wrote Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” as well as the screenplay for “Frozen,” codirected the icy 3-D adventure with Disney veteran Chris Buck (“Tarzan”). Inspired by the 19th century fairytale, “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, “Frozen” marks another Disney film modernizing one of the Danish author’s stories. “The Little Mermaid” also adapted an Andersen fable. Eight new songs, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, work well when paired with the stunning visuals. But none really shine with classic tour de force like a “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” — and it’s been too long since we’ve had a big Disney-stimulated hit. But the overall message more than makes up for the film’s pitfalls. Rich in magic, perils and family ties, “Frozen” encourages us to embrace our fears, overthrow our inhibitions and find the true meaning of love. Set in the kingdom of Arendelle, sisters Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) are best friends who love to play in the snow. Luckily big sis Elsa can create ice and snow with her bare hands. RATED: PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some action and mild rude humor. RUNNING TIME: ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

"Out of the Furnace"

“Out of the Furnace” is an earnestly crafted, passionately acted working-class drama rusted over by its noble intentions of steel-town sympathizing. Director Scott Cooper (whose first film, “Crazy Heart,” was also drawn to the dwindling options of an increasingly obsolete hard worker) sets his movie in Braddock, Pa., where he also shot it. The town mill hovers as the empty heart of a corroded city. Cooper lays the atmosphere on thick, suffocating the film with worn interiors, factory smokestacks, dive bars and highway overpasses. It’s filled with tattoos, beer bottles, muscle cars, flannel shirts and, to top it off, Eddie Vedder (who opens the films with the song “Release”). The film’s clichis are many, but few will doubt its weighty sincerity, its heavy-handed Rust Belt eulogizing. What’s dying? The lives of blue-collar men. The film is centered on the Baze brothers, Russell (Christian Bale) and Rodney (Casey Affleck), both of whom are finding that, as their father dies of lung cancer from years at the mill, life in Braddock is dried up. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.” RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

"Saving Mr. Banks"

For most scribes who have toiled in the movie industry, portraying Hollywood as a healing paradise is roughly equivalent to regaling a lobster of the soothing properties of a boiling pot of water.

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Hollywood has always, and probably will always, chew up authors. From “Sunset Boulevard” to “In a Lonely Place” to “Barton Fink,” we’ve often had the writer ’s perspective on the painful life of movie scripting. Now, in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” we have the studio’s. No one, needless to say, winds up face down in a swimming pool in the Disney version. “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock (a sure studio hand of inspirational tales like “The Blind Side” and “The Rookie”), is based on the true story of the tug of wills between “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks). Finally drawn by Disney’s money and years of entreaties to adapt her books, the extremely particular British writer arrives in mythic 1961 Los Angeles like a dark cloud indignant of sunshine. She peers warily at “Los Ang-uh-lees,” as she calls it, from the back window of the limo that’s been sent to pick her up. Her chipper driver (Paul Giamatti) is infuriatingly American. She flinches when he calls her home “Ingerland” and, worse, says “no problemo.” It’s just the start of the unpleasantness for Travers, who recoils at the thought of handing over her very precious characters — “my family,” she says — to Disney. When she arrives in a hotel room strewn with baskets and stuffed animals, she faces a giant Mickey doll in the corner, telling him he can stay there “until you learn the art of subtlety.” RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “thematic elements including some unsettling images.” RUNNING TIME: 126 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"

Can there be too much of a good thing? Where did that expression come from, anyway? If it’s good, isn’t more always better? Discuss. Or, actually, don’t discuss. Because, in the case of “Anchorman 2” anyway, the question is sort of pointless, isn’t it? Everything about both the original 2004 film, a cult classic of the Will Ferrell oeuvre, and its lead character, Ron Burgundy, was puffed up and absurd and ridiculous. And so, why wouldn’t the sequel be even more puffed up, more absurd and more ridiculous? As long as Ferrell’s back (he is), and reunited with his wacky partners (he is) to form a veritable dream team of inappropriateness (they do), then what could be wrong? Not that “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” again directed with total self-assurance by Adam McKay, is a work of fine art. It’s a broad, low-brow comedy, which one imagines was concocted somewhat like a huge abstract painting: You throw gobs (or jokes) onto a big canvas, some spills over the edges, and it’s messy and lumpy, but hey, it’s all good, and anyway, the next gob is coming. For those who may have missed the original, it brought us Burgundy, a TV anchor defined by his goofiness, selfimportance, good-natured chauvinism, and polyester. Set in the ‘70s, the theme was gender equality; Burgundy’s foil was Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), who sought her own anchor chair. In the sequel, the issue isn’t gender but the very purpose of TV news: To inform, or entertain? We’re in 1980, and Burgundy and Corningstone, now married, host a morning show together. Then she — alone — is offered an evening anchor slot. Burgundy? He’s fired (the boss is a gruffly funny Harrison Ford, sounding

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quite Brokaw-esque.) RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.” RUNNING TIME: 119 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"The Invisible Woman"

Two years after he made his directorial debut with “Coriolanus,” the terrific actor Ralph Fiennes arrives with his second effort, an exploration of an illicit liaison that Charles Dickens had with a young actress. And “The Invisible Woman” is so different in every way from that first film — in content, texture, look, and pace — that, well, it’s tempting to call this “A Tale of Two Movies.” Of course, both films are skillfully made, as one would expect from a talent like Fiennes (who also stars in both). But where “Coriolanus” was visceral, violent, and virtually crackling with energy, “The Invisible Woman” is quiet, reflective, richly detailed, and slow-moving. Nothing wrong with any of that. But it also lacks something crucial: Passion. This will be particularly disappointing to those who see the names Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas together here, and remember the heat these two generated together, oh, 17 years ago in “The English Patient.” Alas, Thomas plays not the love interest here — that goes to the much younger Felicity Jones — but the love interest’s mother. It is, though, a fascinating story — and a true one, first told in a 1990 biography by Claire Tomalin, on which the screenplay is based. When Dickens was 45, and at the height of his considerable celebrity, he met 18-year-old Nelly Ternan, a budding actress with a role in one of his theatrical productions. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “some sexual content.” RUNNING TIME: 111 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Digging into deep-pocket gluttony, Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street” highlights a world rich in drugs, fast cars and private jets. The American dream is amplified, yet those indulging in it are never satisfied. In the film’s opening segment, trading tycoon Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, declares, “Money is the best drug. It makes you a better person.” This was the motto fueling a host of hustling stockbrokers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and it sets the tone for Scorsese’s commentary on the extravagance of our twisted financial culture. As we’ve seen in his films “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” Scorsese is keen on illuminating power struggles among a brutal backdrop. But in “Wolf,” swindling is the central vice, while violence is pale. Adapted by Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”), “Wolf” is based on a memoir by the real Jordan Belfort, who became a multi-millionaire at 26 and served 22 months in prison for securities fraud and money-laundering before becoming a best-selling author and motivational speaker. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence.” RUNNING TIME: 179 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.


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DiCaprio shines as the wolf By JESSICA HERNDON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Digging into deeppocket gluttony, Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street” highlights a world rich in drugs, fast cars and private jets. The American dream is amplified, yet those indulging in it are never satisfied. In the film’s opening segment, trading tycoon Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, declares, “Money is the best drug. It makes you a better person.” This was the motto fueling a host of hustling stockbrokers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and it sets the tone for Scorsese’s commentary on the extravagance of our twisted financial culture. As we’ve seen in his films “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” Scorsese is keen on illuminating power struggles among a brutal backdrop. But in “Wolf,” swindling is the central vice, while

violence is pale. A d a p t e d b y Te re n c e Wi n t e r ( “ T h e Sopranos”), “Wolf” is based on a memoir by the real Jordan Belfort, who became a multi-millionaire at 26 and served 22 months in prison for securities fraud and moneylaundering before becoming a best-selling author and motivational speaker. As Jordan, DiCaprio, snorts cocaine off hookers, receives oral sex while speeding in his Miami Vice-esq Ferrari and nearly crashes his helicopter. His excessive antics carry over into his office, where brokers indulge in trysts with prostitutes and pop pills daily. In a flashback, we discover Jordan’s road to being a kingpin started in 1987 when he was a broker-in-training under the ardent Mark Hanna (played by Matthew McConaughey, who has never been funnier). David takes Jordan under his wing and

advises him to devour blow to survive in the fast-paced trading industry. But when the market crashes on Black Monday, Jordan is sent back to his humble beginnings in Long Island, where he finds a job at a local penny stocks firm and quickly makes a killing earning 50 percent commission. Although he still lives in a mediocre apartment, Jordan has a flashy car and it catches the attention of neighbor Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill), who must learn the secret to his success. Soon Jordan, with Donnie as his No. 2, goes into business for himself, starting the firm Stratton Oakmont. Pulling together a hilarious crew of goons and underachievers, Jordan trains them to become successful brokers. But our hero is hard to root for. He’s a master manipulator who harbors only a slight glint of humility, as he never leaves his accomplices behind. But he is quick to put

his own needs before others, which is made clear when he uses the British aunt (Joanna Lumley of “Absolutely Fabulous” fame) of his trophy wife, Naomi (scene-stealing Australian newcomer Margot Robbie), to set up an offshore account and jeopardizes the safety of his adolescent daughter in an especially cringing scene. However, none of his doings are ever severely punished. After a crackdown led by FBI agent Patrick Denham (an excellently placid Kyle Chandler), Jordan strikes a deal with the feds requiring him to snitch on his associates in order to reduce his sentence. But DiCaprio, with his occasional first-person narration, is exceptionally charismatic in his fifth Scorsese collaboration. And though the actor’s skillset is usually best suited for campy roles, he strikes an ideal balance in “Wolf,” as he seamlessly shifts between wild and collected.

Stiller's latest falls flat By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge It is now the wee, pre-dawn hours of January 1st, 2014 as I w r i t e t h i s . I re a l i z e a l m o s t immediately that my annual "Best Of" review must be delayed one more week. There's just too many movies to watch. So I beg your forgiveness, dear reader, as I instead regale you w i t h m y i m p re s s i o n s o f " T h e Secret Life of Walter Mitty," a movie I had pegged as the ideal p ro d u c t f o r a C h r i s t m a s D a y re l e a s e , b u t o n e t h a t d o e s n ' t seem to have really clicked with audiences. It has a PG rating, some name recognition, and Ben Stiller both starring and helming. This thing should have managed a much stronger opening that seventh (!) place

in an over-crowded market that saw as many as eight features debut in varying release s c h e m e s o v e r a s o f t h o l i d a y. Rather, crowds have been fickle and thin. Go figure. L i k e m e , y o u p ro b a b l y re a d James Thurber's short story in high school. It's been around since 1939 and was previously adapted into a film in 1947 that starred Danny Kaye as a hapless daydreamer getting mixed up in some sort of pseudo-terrorism plot as a bounced around trying t o s p a re h i s f i a n c é ' s f e e l i n g s and win over the pretty blonde. It was kind of lame. Stiller takes on the role that now feels both very modern in its p re s e n t - d a y N Y C s e t t i n g , b u t also has a throwback vibe. He works at LIFE magazine in its final days before cutting over

to an all-digital format. His Walter Mitty is a timid photo director charged with oversensationalizing the final cover shot from notoriously famous photojournalist Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn in a nice little role). This Mitty is no stranger to the daydream. He "zones out" on his sister (Kathryn Hahn) and mother (Shirley MacLaine) so often that they've gotten used to carrying on one-sided conversations. Why does Walter escape to his imaginary world? Why do any of us? It's to escape the drudgery of his day-to-day, making himself in to the hero that has the guts to stand up to his skinny-tieand-beard-wearing boss (a delightfully mean Adam Scott) and win over Cheryl (Kristen Wiig), the sweet girl in his office.

I n re a l l i f e , Wa l t e r s t r u g g l e s t o e v e n i n t ro d u c e h i m s e l f t o Cheryl, opting instead for the slim chance of matching up to her eHarmony profile presided over by his personal eDating coach (Patton Oswalt in a role that has led the Internet company to actual create this service for their customers). He also uses his healthy imagination to psych himself up for the big mission: he has to spring into the field when O'Connell's last negative goes missing from his final role of film. How can they have the big to-do of the final cover without the photo? So Walter (literally, you'll see) jumps into action, journeying first to Greenland, then Iceland to find the rogue rock star/photographer. He battles sharks, an erupting volcano, and - worst - corporate

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layoffs in a last ditch adventure effort to find O'Connell using a series of bland pictures as clues. When they finally connect in the upper Himalayas, the audience and Walter both find the same answer: life is in the journey just as much as the destination. Still, this version of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"| generally fails to overcome its own dry n a t u re d e s p i t e a f u l l t a n k o f special effects, quirky humor, and absolutely breathtaking scenery. And, yes, the whole thing was filmed on location. You can't beat the real thing. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" runs 120 minutes and is rated PG for some crude comments, language, and action violence. I give this film one and a half stars out of four.

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Travek For The Edge If you're looking for an awardwinning getaway, start planning your trip to Missouri. During this about-to-be-wrappedup year, the Show-Me State’s tourism assets made dozens of bestof lists awarded by regional, national and international publications and organizations. These destinations and attractions make it easy to enjoy the show on your Missouri vacation. Earning a variety of accolades appeals to the VisitMO.com staff’s humble nature because it means we don’t have to brag about our favorite state. Someone else will do it for us. Just in case you missed the messages about Missouri’s greatness, here’s a look at a selection of the many honors bestowed on the Show-Me State in 2013. People from across the state, and the Midwest, utilize the vast outdoor resources in America’s “Best Trails State” – an honor conferred upon Missouri by the American Trails organization. In fact, more than 12,000 people have logged more than 1 million miles on Missouri trails as part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. One of Missouri’s most popular trails destinations is Katy Trail State Park; at just over 237 miles, it is the longest rails-to-trails conversion in the U.S. Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City, was named the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” as part of Rand McNally’s Best of the Road series. Picturesque views of the Missouri River valley and the stunning Capitol are frequently cited among the city’s mostbeautiful attributes. With the Capitol’s history museum, historic sites and convenient access to the above-mentioned Katy Trail – and delicious ice cream at Central Dairy – return trips to Jefferson City offer new experiences each time. Roller coaster enthusiasts surely have fond memories of a trip to Branson to experience Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run roller coaster in 2013. Amusement Today presented Outlaw Run with the prestigious Golden Ticket award as 2013’s “Best New Ride” (one of eight honors for Silver Dollar City). Because it’s an international competition, you can summarize Outlaw Run this way: best new ride on the planet. Silver

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Above, the Outlaw Run roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. Below, the Kansas City skyline. Dollar City has been lauded as one of 10 Great Theme Parks for the Holidays. Kansas City, Missouri’s largest city, earned several honors from a variety of media outlets and organizations in 2013. Among the awards on which the city can hang its collective hat is being ranked the No. 1 U.S. city for an affordable getaway by Travel+Leisure. Also, Kansas City made the Lonely Planet list of the Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2014. The travelfocused website notes Kansas City is a top choice for a variety of reasons, including its barbecue restaurants, live jazz music, and attractions such as Country Club Plaza and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. And, in a development that stunned almost no one, Kansas City

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was named among the Best Barbecue Cities in the U.S. by Food and Wine magazine. Across the state, Missouri’s second-largest city, St. Louis, also racked up a slew of honors. St. Louis was named one of the Top 25 Romantic Cities in the U.S. (No. 9 to be precise) by OpenTable.com, and the Three Sixty Rooftop Bar (at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark) was named on Frommer’s list of the Top Best Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World. Coincidentally, St. Louis was named as one of Food and Wine’s top cities for barbecue. Need more proof Missouri is awesome? Here are more Missouri honors, including some designations that might catch you by surprise. For example, did you know Ava (population 3,000) was named one of the “Nine Great Places You’ve

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(Maybe) Never Heard Of,” by Mother Earth News? Of course you didn’t, but it’s true. Mother Earth News bills itself as “America’s leading magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living.” The publication notes, “…Ava is surrounded by forests, streams and spectacular natural beauty. The town offers no big-city amenities, but is a welcoming community.” With nods toward their respective family fun options, shopping, live shows and outdoor recreation, the Lake of the Ozarks area and Branson both made the FlipKey.com (a division of Trip Advisor) list of the Top Midwest Travel Spots. Meanwhile, Bonne Terre Mine, representing the U.S., was named among the World’s Top 10 Diving Resorts (coming in at No. 3) by Fox News. In securing its lofty status as a scuba diving destination, Bonne Terre Mine was listed ahead of several farflung resorts, including those found in Italy and Australia. In northern Missouri, Hannibal and the Great River Road – paralleling the Mississippi River – were mentioned among the top 10 Fall Foliage Road Trips in the U.S. by TravelChannel. com. To the south, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, which features a collection of carved-in-rock swimming holes formed by the flow of the Black River, was named among the best Top-Secret Swimming Holes by USA Today. It’s unlikely the site will earn that honor again, as it’s no longer a secret. Golfers should delight in knowing five Missouri courses were listed among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play (courses open to the public) in 2013. Those courses include Payne Stewart, Ledgestone and Murder Rock, all in Branson; Branson Creek in Hollister; and Shoal Creek in Kansas City. Also in Missouri, you find one of the country’s 51 Great Burger Joints, Schindler’s Tavern in New Hamburg,

according to the folks at USA Today; and a great place to settle down, Ballwin, made Money Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Live list in 2013. Missouri had several top honorees in AAA Midwest Traveler magazine’s Best of the Midwest edition. Among the winners were: Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia, which was named the Best Place to See College Football in the Midwest; Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, named the Best Casino in the Midwest; and the World Series of Barbecue at the American Royal in Kansas City, named as the region’s Best Food Festival. And the folks at Midwest Living showered Missouri with love in their Best of the Midwest publication. Among the dozens of locations mentioned were Sandstone Gardens in Joplin (shopping); Aviary Café and Creperie in Springfield (dining); and Independence (great trip for history buffs). Among those mentioned in a variety of other bestof categories were ASL Pewter in Louisiana, the Route 66 Museum and Research Center in Lebanon, Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, My Daddy’s Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau, Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Hermann Wine Trail in Hermann, The District in Columbia, and Yates House Bed and Breakfast in Rocheport. There you have it … a look at some of the Missouri cities, destinations, attractions and events that earned honors in 2013. With the new year fast approaching, we look forward to seeing which outlets add Missouri to their best-of compilations in 2014. Learn more about the Show-Me State online at VisitMO.com, the official travel website of the Missouri Division of Tourism. Start planning your next getaway today at VisitMO. com and be sure to visit some of the destinations that made best-of lists in 2013.


The Arts Artistic adventures Sheldon Gala to host Renée Fleming One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.  Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few seasons, Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. Fleming will perform at the annual Sheldon Gala at 8:15 p.m. on March 15.   A four-time Grammy winner, Renée Fleming has been sought after on numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, to Beijing during the Olympic Games, and, breaking a precedent, as the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala in 2008.  More recently, she appeared on We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, and in an historic first in 2012, Fleming sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II.   Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Hall Corporation, and in 2010, was named the first ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is currently curating the creation of a world-premiere opera based on the best-seller Bel Canto for Lyric Opera's 2015-2016 season.  Proceeds from this very special evening, chaired by Tim and Kim Eberlein and Don and Mary Pillsbury Wainwright, benefit the concerts, gallery exhibitions and educational programs of the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Gala tickets are on sale now,

starting at $500 and include preconcert cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, preferred concert seating, complimentary valet parking and a tax deduction. Call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900.  Concert-only tickets go on sale February 1 at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $55 orchestra/$45 balcony and are available beginning February 1 through MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or online at www.TheSheldon.org.  For more information, call The Sheldon during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SLSO Family Concert series announced The St. Louis Symphony’s Family Concert series for the the 2013-2014 season has been announced The St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts are held four times each season and are designed to help familiarize younger listeners with the orchestra in a fun, imaginative and interactive way.  The season’s other concerts include: • Peter and the Wolf:  Sunday, January 12 at 3pm Prokofiev’s piece gets an on-stage twist, as performers from STAGES St. Louis will join the St. Louis Symphony to act out this family favorite. • Choose Your Own Symphonic Adventure:  Sunday, March 9 at 3pm This interactive journey through the history of classical music will let the audience pick the program!  The concert will feature iconic works from Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and many more. Tickets for all of the Family Concerts may be purchased online at stlsymphony.org, by calling 314534-1700 or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, located at 718 North Grand Boulevard.  The performances are presented by PNC Arts Alive. Founded in 1880 and now in its 134th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that

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Sheldon to host Greg Brown The Sheldon presents Greg Brown, Friday, January 31, 2014

at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall.  One of American folk music’s most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, Greg Brown has earned respect from his peers and passionately-devoted fan base.  Known for his “wickedly sharp” (Rolling Stone) observations of the human condition and highlyentertaining live performances, the Grammy-nominee has more than a dozen albums to his credit.  Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  During the 1980s, Brown’s reputation was established through frequent touring and recurring performances on A Prairie Home Companion.  After meeting Bob Feldman in 1983, the two founded the record label Red House Records,

named after a home in which Brown lived in Iowa.  Brown was Red House's first artist and Feldman became the president of the label.  To date, over 200 recordings have been released on Red House by artists such as Pat Donohue, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, John McCutcheon and many more.  They celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2013.  Greg Brown himself has recorded more than a dozen albums, including his 1986 release, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, when he put aside his own songwriting to set poems by William Blake to music.  Tickets are $40 orchestra/$35 balcony, and are on sale now through MetroTix at 314-534-1111, through The Sheldon’s website at TheSheldon.org, or in person at The Fox Theatre Box Office, 534 N. Grand Blvd.  For more information, call The Sheldon at 314533-9900 or visit TheSheldon.org.

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The Arts Arts calendar **If you would like to add something to our arts calendar, email it to theedge@edwpub.net. Events should be submitted at least three weeks prior to event date.

Thursday, Jan. 9 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. A Q u e e n Wi t h i n : A d o r n e d Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 25. Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 12. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

Friday, Jan. 10 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. A Q u e e n Wi t h i n : A d o r n e d Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 25. Chiura Obata: Four Paintings, Four Moods Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 12.

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Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

Saturday, Jan. 11 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. A Q u e e n Wi t h i n : A d o r n e d Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 25. Danica Dakic Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Chiura Obata: Four Paintings, Four Moods Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 12. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

Sunday, Jan. 12 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Early American Silver from the

Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. A Q u e e n Wi t h i n : A d o r n e d Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. Danica Dakic Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Chiura Obata: Four Paintings, Four Moods Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

Monday, Jan. 13 Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography Hall of A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 25. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2.

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Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 26. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19. A New Voice: Contemporary Art Exhibit, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I Was A Soldier: Photos by Jerry Tovo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 20.

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The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 2. A Q u e e n Wi t h i n : A d o r n e d Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography Exhibit, The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 25.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Peabody to host Broadway series For the first time, the Peabody Opera House is proud to announce it will offer a sensational five show lineup for the 2013 – 2014 Broadway Season.  “This is the first time we’ve had the opportunity for our patrons to sit in the best seats to see Broadway up close and personal and sit in the same seat on the same night for all five shows,” said John Urban, SVP of Events.  “We’re also offering a multi-tier Peabody Broadway Season Membership package so there are options for everyone at all levels.” The 2013–2014 Broadway Series includes: "Man of La Mancha" February 7-9, 2014 "Man of La Mancha" returns to the stage in an all new production complete with the Tony Award®-winning score and book that has inspired theatre goers since the very first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies. "Peter and the Starcatcher" (A musical play) March 7 – 9, 2014 "Peter and the Starcatcher", the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will hook you from the moment you let your imagination take flight. "Peter and the Starcatcher"is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. "Ghost the Musical" March 25 – 30, 2014  Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. "Ghost the Musical" breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Awardwinners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurhythmics, and Glen Ballard.  The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, "Ghost the Musical" follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who

helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.  "Ghost the Musical" is “eye-popping brilliant” (AP) and “unlike anything seen onstage before (Newsday). Blue Man Group April 25 - 27, 2014 Blue Man Group will thrill St. Louis with its high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology.  If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group , it’s a must-see.  If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it. This year, the Peabody Opera House offers additional benefits to its subscribers which include: multitier pricing packages, priority ticket access to all Peabody Opera House Events and select Scottrade Center Events, access to pre- and post-show events such as talk-backs with cast and crew, access to the best seats in house, a theater subscription specialist to help you design your ultimate subscription, protection against lost or stolen tickets, presale opportunities for other Peabody Opera House events, access to discounted tickets to select events at Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House, drink discounts at the Budweiser Kiel Club and Opera House concession stands, and subscriber-only tours of the historic venue.  Subscriptions go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-622-5454 or by going to http://www.peabodyoperahouse. com/tickets/subscription. Prices shown include all applicable taxes, facility and handling fees. Additional Ticketmaster service charges may apply to online orders. For more information on any of the 2013-2014 Broadway Series shows and to view the many benefits of being a Peabody Opera House Broadway Series Subscriber, visit PeabodyOperaHouse.com. 

Additions made to Live at Powell Hall lineup The St. Louis Symphony has added seven new concerts to its exciting 2013-2014 Live at Powell Hall line-up, including a performance from folk duo the Indigo Girls. The additional concerts, which all begin at 7:30pm, include: • Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees (May 17, 2014) The iconic group won nine Grammys and sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Join the St. Louis Symphony as it pays tribute to the music that made Saturday Night Fever a smash.

• Byron Stripling: The Gospel According to Swing (May 30, 2014) Critically acclaimed trumpeter Byron Stripling returns to Powell Hall to explore the link between gospel music and jazz, in a performance with the STL symphony that’s sure to swing. • Indigo Girls (May 31, 2014) The Grammy-winning duo Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have had a career that’s spanned decades and includes hits such as “Galileo” and “Love of Our Lives.” Join them as they make their debut with the St. Louis Symphony. • Classical Favorites (June 7, 2014) The St. Louis Symphony celebrates the start of summer with some of the most popular and most loved classical repertoire. • The Music of the Who (June 13, 2014) Join the STL Symphony for a weekend of rock and roll at Powell Hall, beginning with the Music of The Who. One of the best known rock bands of all time, fans will hear favorites from the albums Tommy, Who’s Next and Who Are You? • The Music of the Rolling Stones (June 14, 2014) The rock n roll continues the next night at Powell Hall, as the St. Louis Symphony performs the Music of The Rolling Stones. Get ready for all of the group’s biggest hits, including “Satisfaction,” “Paint It Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Angie,” and many more. • The Five Browns (June 20, 2014) The Five Browns return to Powell Hall, this time appearing with the St. Louis Symphony. The siblings, all Juilliard-trained, are sure to dazzle with their impeccable piano performances. Previously announced Live at Powell Hall performances include: • The Barry White Experience (October 27, 2013) The St. Louis Symphony celebrates the music of the man who brought funk, soul and disco to the top of the charts, with vocalist Eric Conley hitting those low, mellow tones. • Fantasia (November 1-3, 2013) Pairing the magic of Disney’s iconic animated films with the St. Louis Symphony providing the live score, these performances are perfect for the entire family. • The Music of Elvis Presley (November 10, 2013) Long live the King! This evening will take you through Elvis Presley’s long and legendary career, bringing songs to the Powell Hall stage that will forever live on in the hearts of his fans. • The St. Louis Symphony performs Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (December 14-15, 2013) The STL Symphony performs the sounds of Mannheim Steamroller

Christmas at Powell Hall for the first time ever this holiday season. The modern symphonic arrangements of Christmas songs made famous by Chip Davis include yuletide favorites such as “Carol of the Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls” and many more. • The Music of John Williams (December 27-29, 2013) Composer John Williams has written some of the most iconic movie music ever made, including the themes to Star Wars, JFK and Harry Potter. Join the STL Symphony, conducted by David Robertson, as it performs some of Williams’ most beloved and recognizable works. • Casablanca (February 15-16, 2014) Some films, and their music, will forever stand the test of time, and Casablanca is one of them. Watch the 1942 classic starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, as the STL Symphony provides the live score, including the movie’s unforgettable theme “As Time Goes By.” The perfect Valentines weekend! • Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II (March 15-16, 2014) Join the St. Louis Symphony as it shares the stage with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters for a special presentation. These concerts bring the Warner Brothers cartoons you grew up with to life with both 3-D technology and terrific live music, including works from Rossini, Wagner and Tchaikovsky. • Simply Sinatra (March 30, 2014) The Great American Songbook comes to life on the Powell Hall stage, as vocalist Steve Lippia joins the St. Louis Symphony in a

touching tribute to Frank Sinatra. • Michael W. Smith (April 10-11, 2014) The Grammy-award winning contemporary Christian singer/ songwriter returns to Powell Hall for a pair of uplifting performances pairing his greatest hits with the live sound only the St. Louis Symphony can provide. • Ben Folds (April 12-13, 2014) Returning to St. Louis after a standing-room-only performance with the Symphony in 2011, singer/ musician Ben Folds brings his funky, off-beat style back to Powell Hall with the St. Louis Symphony. Single tickets for all 2013-2014 Live at Powell Hall concerts go on sale Monday, August 12 and may be purchased by phone at 314-5341700, on-line at stlsymphony.org or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. Founded in 1880 and now in its 133rd season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second Americanborn conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history. The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts, as well as hundreds of free education and community programs each year.

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The Arts Artistic adventures CAM announces exhibition lineup In spring 2014, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary with career surveys of two major American artists and exhibition series that activate all corners of the Museum―with art inside and out. Nicole Eisenman: In Love with My Nemesis January 24–April 13, 2014 The largest definitive midcareer survey of the work of celebrated American artist Nicole Eisenman to date, In Love with My Nemesisincludes more than 120 works, charting the development of Eisenman's practice across painting, printmaking, and drawing from the 1990s to the present.  Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY January 24–April 13, 2014 Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY, the artist’s first museum survey, brings together new and recent work with seminal earlier pieces, featuring a monumental site-specific mural of pop-culture icon Mickey Mouse as well as charcoal drawings, key paintings, and collages.  Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™ 24–April 13, 2014 Organized by artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner, who together form the curatorial initiative Ridykeulous, This is What

Liberation Feels Like™ presents an array of emotionally charged works by over forty artists and activists.   Ron Gorchov: Entrance January 24–April 13, 2014 Simultaneously painting, sculpture, and architecture, Entrance, first created in 1972, allows viewers to rediscover the practice of an artist who has been working for more than fifty years.  Front Room Tomasz Kowalski 24–March 2, 2014 Featuring new work by a key figure among today’s young Polish artists, Tomasz Kowalskiis the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States and includes a series of paintings inspired by Polish theater and stage design.   Street Views Takeshi Murata: Melter 2 January 24–April 27, 2014 Takeshi Murata: Melter 2―the second exhibition in the Street Viewsseries of large-scale video art―transforms the Museum’s Washington Boulevard facade into a brightly colored animation that undulates, drips, and melts from one form to another.   Audible Interruptions Nathan Cook and Andrew James 24–April 13, 2014 The second installment of the Audible Interruptionssound art series features new work by St. Louis-based artists Nathan Cook and Andrew James with exhibitions in CAM's elevator and first-floor

hallway.  2014 OPENING PROGRAMS  Artist Talk: Joyce Pensato Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.  Before the exhibitions open, join Joyce Pensato in CAM’s main galleries to see her work in progress. Using the mural she is creating on site at CAM, Pensato will discuss her working process and concerns. Opening Night: Spring Exhibitions  Friday, January 24 Member Preview: 6:00 pm Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm Artist Talk: Nicole Eisenman Saturday, January 25, 11:00 am Free and open to the public.  Winner of the 2013 Carnegie Prize Nicole Eiseman discusses her work, recently noted by the New Yorkerfor its images of “pansexual ribaldry and bohemian saloon society.” the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. It is the premier museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through the diverse perspectives offered in its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives,

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COCA announces 2014 schedule COCA (The Center of Creative Arts) has announced its schedule for the first half of 2014. COCA is located at 524 Trinity Ave. in St. Louis. Here's what's on tap: January 18-19 Regional Auditions for Summer Dance Intensives Student dancers ages 11 to 15 and 16 to 18 are invited to audition for summer 2014 dance intensives at a unified regional audition at COCA. All applicants should bring two photos: a headshot and a photo in first arabesque, both labeled with the applicant’s name, age and mailing address. All applicants must participate in both the ballet and modern portions of the audition. Female applicants should wear a black leotard and convertible pink ballet tights, with hair in a neat bun.

Female applicants should bring ballet and pointe shoes and should be prepared to dance barefoot. Male applicants should wear a white t-shirt and black tights or jazz pants. Male applicants should bring ballet shoes and be prepared to dance barefoot. Auditions are Saturday, January 18, from 9:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday, January 19, from 9:00am – 4:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Registration is $35. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information and to register for an audition. January 19 St. Louis Architectural Tour Architect Evan Bronstein offers a fascinating peek into the history of some of St. Louis’ most significant houses of worship. Learn about a rc h i t e c t u r a l s t y l e s a n d h o w these buildings communicate concepts of faith through symbol and structure. The tour begins and ends at COCA; transportation is provided by COCA. For ages 18 and up. The tour is Sunday, January 19, from 2:00-5:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Registration is $20. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information.

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Dining Delights Healthy, delicious salmon? It's in the bag SARA MOULTON Associated Press Fish en papillote is the elegantsounding name of a staple recipe of classic French cuisine. Translated into English, it becomes the much less elegant-sounding — "fish in a bag." By any name, however, this method of baking fish is a smash. Typically, the fish is combined with vegetables and herbs, some butter or oil, and often some wine. All of this is wrapped up in a piece of kitchen parchment and baked. The parchment keeps the flavor and moisture trapped inside during cooking, allowing the juices from the fish and the other ingredients to mingle and become a wonderful sauce. And because the parchment is stick-resistant, the recipe requires very little fat. The small amount of oil in this recipe is there for taste and texture only. In this recipe, the relatively few ingredients I've added to the salmon are in the service of the sauce. But let's say you wanted to make a whole meal in a bag, sort of like a high-toned TV dinner. In that case, you could add some substantial vegetables, for example sauteed mushrooms, steamed cooked potato cubes, blanched broccoli or carrots. If you do add vegetables, they'll need to be pre-cooked. The denser vegetables — such as carrots and broccoli — simply won't have time to get tender during the 10 to 12 minutes of cooking needed by the salmon. Similarly, if wetter veggies — such as mushrooms and spinach — aren't pre-cooked, they'll release too much liquid in the packet and water down the sauce. The only tricky part about cooking en papillote is that you can't see when the fish is done. If you slice open the bag, you risk losing some of the delicious sauce that's coming together. My solution is to start with the basic rule of baking fish: In a 400 F

oven, give it 10 minutes of cooking time for every inch of thickness. When I'm ready to test whether the fish is done, I stick a very sharp thin knife right through the parchment and down through the fish. No or little resistance? The fish is done. Significant resistance? Bake it for a few more minutes. And by the way, this test works well regardless of how you cook the fish. Kitchen parchment — or even pre-made parchment paper bags — is widely available in the foil and plastic wrap aisle. And by the way, it's also great for lining baking sheets when making cookies. This recipe includes instructions on how to fold the paper to make a bag yourself, but if you can find the pre-made ones, grab them. I experimented with a pre-made bag while testing this recipe and discovered that it worked perfectly well. You just layer all the ingredients in the bag, fold the bottom under to seal the package, and bake away. The beauty of this dish, besides its deliciousness, is that it requires very little preparation and cooks in no time at all. SALMON BAKED IN A BAG WITH CITRUS, OLIVES AND CHILIES Start to finish: 35 minutes Servings: 4 1 small orange 1 lemon Four skinless 6-ounce center cut salmon fillet pieces 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary Kosher salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pitted and chopped olives, preferably oil-cured 1/2 serrano chili, thinly sliced crosswise Heat the oven to 400 F. Cut the orange and lemon in half crosswise. Thinly slice 1/2 of the ora nge and 1/2 of the lemon into thin slices. Juice the remaining halves of both fruits. Set a 24-inch-long sheet of kitchen parchment on a baking sheet. Fold the sheet in half across the short side, then open the folded

parchment (like a book), leaving one half of it on the baking sheet. Arrange about half of the orange and lemon slices in a single layer in the center of the parchment on the baking sheet. Sprinkle half the rosemary over the citrus slices. Set the salmon over the rosemary, then sprinkle with salt, the citrus juices and oil.

Top each piece of salmon with a quarter of the remaining rosemary and citrus slices. Fold the second half of the parchment over the fish, then crimp and fold the edges together to create a sealed packet. Bake — on the sheet pan — on the oven's middle shelf for 10 to 12 minutes, or until just cooked through (stick a paring

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Dining Delights Bars seek out exclusive alcohol brands If you've never heard of a particular brand, don't worry. That's the whole point SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's something different about the gin and tonics they mix at Rickhouse bar on San Francisco's Kearny St. And it tastes a lot like... exclusivity. Its real name is Quinetum, but its game is selling customers on the idea of seeking out bars that serve up cocktails with hard-tofind ingredients. Q u i n e t u m i s a c o rd i a l f ro m Hendrick's Gin. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of it. That's kind of the idea. Quinetum is sold exclusively to a few bars around the country. And Hendrick's isn't the only brand making a pitch to the cocktail cognoscenti. Ta n q u e r a y G i n l a s t y e a r reintroduced its Malacca version marketed nearly exclusively to bars, and Absolut has its Absolut Craft, a collection designed exclusively for bartenders. "Everybody likes to feel like the thing that's sitting in front of them that they just paid money for is special," says J u s t i n B u r r o w, p r o p r i e t o r o f Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge in Houston, which has Tanqueray's limited production Malacca gin in the bar. "If you can tell them that they're drinking something that m a y b e o n l y 2 0 p e rc e n t o f t h e drinking population is getting to try, that adds value in the eyes o f t h e c o n s u m e r, " h e s a y s . " I t makes them happy." Malacca, based on an old recipe by company founder C h a r l e s Ta n q u e r a y, w a s f i r s t introduced in general release in the '90s but was dropped as the company focused on Tanqueray 10. But bartenders, including B u r r o w, b e g a n a s k i n g f o r a re-release as their supplies dwindled. "It made the best Tom Collins. It did things that the London Dry gins wouldn't do," says Burrow. A batch of 100,000 bottles was made and though some of those bottles were allocated to stores, most was earmarked for bartenders. Hendrick's Quinetum, meanwhile, is available at about two dozen bars around the country. And at Rickhouse, you need to know to ask for it. The cordial, released this year, was created by Hendrick's Gin Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, who was inspired by the work of Thomas Whiffen, a mathematician and chemist who promoted the use of quinine in the 19th century. "The thought was to make something that is entirely complementary to Hendrick's Gin so that both of the liquids e l e v a t e e a c h o t h e r i n t o g re a t cocktails," says Jim Ryan, Hendrick's brand ambassador. Only 4,000 bottles were made in the first batch, with 2,400 going to the United States.

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The cordial, 4 percent alcohol by volume, contains cinchona succirubra bark (the source of natural quinine), orange blossom, wormwood and holy thistle, as well as lavender and orange distillates. It's meant to be used as an ingredient, not drunk alone, and can be used to kick up a cocktail o r, f o r a l o w - a l c o h o l o p t i o n , simply mixed with ice, soda and a garnish of lime. F o r v o d k a d r i n k e r s , t h e re ' s Absolut Craft, a limited edition series developed in partnership with United Kingdom bartender Nick Strangeway. Herbaceous Lemon is a combination of macerations and distillations with lemon myrtle, lemon thyme and lemon grass; Smokey Tea blends macerations and distillations of pine shoots, bitter orange, ginger and clove, with a base of Lapsang souchong tea. Drinking a limited edition liquor means that you can't, in most cases, try this at home. But cocktail connoisseur Gary Regan, better known as "gazregan" and author of "The Joy of Mixology," is fine with that. "I like the idea of sipping something that I'll never be able to sip again. The limited edition part of this equation, for me I find that it's just romantic."

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In this photo taken Oct. 30 a drink called the Cheeky Samaritan, made with Quinetum, a new quinine cordial by Hendrick's Gin, is shown at the Rickhouse bar in San Francisco. The drink also contains Aperol, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and honey. Quinetum is sold exclusively to a few bars around the country.

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Double pork roast with mushroom marsala sauce

A lean roast that doesn't cut flavor

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press My choice for an elegant dinner? It’s hard to beat a roast, and more often than not my pick is a lean and moist pork tenderloin. But let’s face it, as much as we want to be healthy, there is such a thing as roast that is too lean. A lack of fat often means a lack of flavor. So how to make up this deficit? With plenty of high-flavor ingredients, like prosciutto, fresh herbs, mushrooms and wine. Prosciutto packs a ton of flavor, and the slight amount of fat it adds is well worth it. As for the herbs, I took a tip from the Italians, who often top off a grilled steak with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. I tested out several herbs in this recipe, both alone and in combinations. Though I was rooting for fresh sage — a classic match with prosciutto — my tasting panel (the family) overruled me in favor of rosemary and thyme. Given the roast’s Italian inflections, I chose a mushroom Marsala sauce to go with it. Any mushroom will work, from the most affordable white button to the quite pricey shiitake. Whichever you choose, if you need to save time you usually can usually find them sliced and ready to go at the supermarket. If you don’t have Marsala at home, you can swap in Madeira, dry sherry, white vermouth, or even white or red wine. All pair up nicely with mushrooms. And, as ever, if you don’t want to use alcohol, leave it out. In order to stuff these pork roasts, you need to butterfly them. If you’ve never done this

before, don’t worry. You simply lay the logshaped roast on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut in from the side of the roast about halfway down. Cut almost — but not completely — through; leave about 1/2 inch of meat on the far side. You should be able to open the roast like a book. Next, put plastic wrap on top of the roast and — using either a meat pounder or rolling pin — pound it to an even thickness. You can help to make sure that the meat won’t stick to the plastic and tear if you first sprinkle both sides of it with some water. And even if the meat does shred a bit, don’t worry. It will knit back together as it cooks. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can prepare and roll the roast a day ahead. You also can make the mushroom sauce in advance, then warm it up in the saute pan after you’ve browned the pork roast, which allows you to take advantage of any browned bits sticking to the bottom of the pan after the roast has left the premises. This isn’t just smart time management, it’s good cooking; both the roast and the sauce will taste better if you prepare them a day ahead of time. And it’ll free you up to prepare the rest of your holiday meal on the big day itself. DOUBLE PORK ROAST WITH MUSHROOM MARSALA SAUCE Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 6 2 pork tenderloin roasts (3/4 to 1 pound each), trimmed of all fat 2 tablespoons packed fresh rosemary leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons packed fresh thyme leaves, chopped 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots or onion 1/2 pound mushrooms (cremini, white button, shiitake, oyster or a mix), trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Heat the oven to 350 F. Cut down through each tenderloin lengthwise so that you can open it up like a book, but do not cut all the way through. Sprinkle water on the cutting board under the tenderloin and sprinkle a little water on top of the tenderloin (this will help prevent the meat from tearing when you pound it). Cover the tenderloin with plastic wrap and pound the meat using a meat mallet or rolling pin until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle half the rosemary and thyme leaves all over the inside of each butterflied and pounded pork tenderloin and spread the prosciutto evenly in one layer over the herbs. Beginning with the long end, roll up the tenderloin tightly, tucking in the ends (as you would a burrito). Use kitchen twine to tie the roll in a bundle, tying it every 2 inches. In a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season the pork lightly on all sides with salt and pepper, then add it to the skillet. Sear until golden brown on all sides. Transfer the pork to a

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shallow baking pan, then roast on the oven’s middle shelf until the center reaches 145 F, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the shallots and cook, stirring, until the shallots are golden. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms give off all their liquid and are lightly browned. Add the Marsala and simmer until almost all of it is reduced. Add 1 cup of the chicken broth and bring back to a boil. In a small bowl whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth with the flour. Add the flour mixture to the skillet in a stream while whisking and simmer for 2 minutes. Add any juices that have accumulated from the resting pork to the sauce. Slice the pork crosswise into 1-inchthick slices. Transfer several slices to each of 6 serving plates. Spoon some of the mushroom sauce over each serving. Nutrition information per serving: 330 calories; 110 calories from fat (33 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 115 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 39 g protein; 770 mg sodium. EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

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