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Vol. 11 No. 20
Ebony Creations page 10
New at COCA page 13
You Gotta' Eat page 18
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What’s Inside 3
The Christmas spirit One woman's journey to help another.
10 Ebony Creations
Vocalist to appear at Laurie's Place.
Irrevocable Fragments Regional Arts Commission hosts exhibit.
12 "Opus" at the Rep A story of love and music.
13 New at COCA What's on tap this winter.
15 Best films of 2013 And a look ahead.
18 You Gotta' Eat Los Tres Amigos.
What’s Happening Friday Jan. 17____________
• American Idiot - A Tribute to Green Day, Pretty Penny - A Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Jahmal Nichols CD Release • Harry's Big Adventure: My Bug Party, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, World, Saint Louis Science Center, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Battle for Pointfest 2014 feat. St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grays Divide, TBD, Pop's, Sauget, • Flight of the Butterflies, Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 6:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Comedy-Myster y Dinner Theater: Bullets in the Bathtub, Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Sesame Street Live "Make a • Harry's Big Adventure: My Bug New Friend," Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. and World, Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. • Flight of the Butterflies, Saint • The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto- Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Comedy-Myster y Dinner • Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents All My Sons, Robert G. Theater: Bullets in the Bathtub, Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, • Early American Silver from the St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Sesame Street Live "Make a Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to New Friend," Peabody Opera 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. House, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., 2:00 • N o P l a c e L i k e H o m e : p.m. and 5:30 p.m. • The Rep presents Opus, American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, Saint Louis Browning Mainstage LorettoUniversity Museum of Art, St. Louis, Hilton Center, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Kirkwood Theatre Guild 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs presents All My Sons, Robert G. through February 2. • Kid Slim, The Specktators, The Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. • A Queen Within: Adorned Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 5:30 p.m. • Moon Jr. w/Not A Planet, Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, Obviously Offbeat, Plush St. Louis, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Beethoven Emperor Concerto, Runs through April 18. • Danica Dakic Exhibit, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.
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Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 26. • S l ave r y a t Je ffe r s o n ' 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. • Thunderhead: The Rush Experience, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • School of Rock presents A Tribute to the British Invasion, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 3:30 p.m. • Blackwell w/No Man's Law, Without Hazard, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Wussy, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Beethoven Emperor Concerto, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Civil Twilight w/Logos, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Jahmal Nichols CD Release Party, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Nipsey Hussle w/Erk Tha Jerk, Tef Poe, MARKOE, Step or Get Left, Allen Gates, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. • Jake's Leg, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • Bullet The Blue, Rollercoaster Club, The Ruthless, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
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On the Edge of the Weekend
January 16, 2014
Scott Marion/The Edge
Nancy Vetter holds her once-lost purse at Anderson Hospital.
Woman displays true Christmas spirit By SCOTT MARION Of The Edge In an age where the Grinch seems to pop up all too often, it's good to know that the spirit of Christmas hasn't been stolen after all. That's what Nancy Vetter of Glen Carbon found out after losing her purse, only to have her prayers answered by Sharilyn Lyerla of Collinsville, who returned the purse with all of its contents intact. “It was the 15th of December and my husband (Jerry Staten) had an afternoon where we didn’t have anything to do, which is unusual for this time of year,” said Vetter, who is director of social services at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. “We decided to finish up the little bit of Christmas shopping we had left to do. “Every year the social work department here at the hospital adopts a family for Christmas and some people give us gifts for the kids and some people give us money. We had $1,400, so we were going to finish our Christmas running and go back to Walmart (in Glen Carbon) and get gift certificates. “We went to the Target in Glen Carbon and they didn’t have what we needed, so we decided to go to the Target in Shiloh. We found what we needed, loaded everything in the car and drove back to Walmart, but when we got back there, I realized I didn’t have my purse.” It didn’t take long for panic to set in. “In addition to the $1,400 in cash, my purse had all my credit cards and about $400 in gift certificates that we had already bought,” said Vetter, whose legal last name is Vetter-Staten. “I was so glad I was married to a clinical
psychologist because he was helping me to calm down. “We drove back over to Target and they hadn’t seen the purse, so we called the police and filed a report and drove back home. We were planning what we needed to do, like cancelling credit cards.” By this point, Vetter and her husband had decided to use his credit card to replace what was lost from the gift cards and cash and they stopped at a nearby convenience store to purchase a $200 gift card before heading to Walmart. “We needed to get a $200 gift card because a nurse here at the hospital donated that amount for one of these children to get their class ring,” Vetter said. “We got another $200 gift card for another needy family and an $800 gift card for the main family that we were working with so they could buy groceries. “We did OK with the gas gift card, but when we went through the checkout line at Walmart, our credit card was denied because they thought it was stolen. We called the credit card company and we verified who we were and they let it go through. “It was another glitch in the day and I thought I was going to faint by then, but we had the gift cards for the family.” When Vetter and her husband got home, they found a car parked in their driveway. “I was thinking my purse went missing and somebody has my credit cards and my driver’s license and they know where I live,” Vetter said. “It was Christmas time and I thought somebody was breaking into our house. “I told my husband to pull up behind the car and block them in the driveway and turn
on the bright headlights. So we did that and a lady gets out of the car and tells me, ‘Mrs. Vetter, I have your purse and I want you to know everything is in it.’ “Apparently my purse had been left in a shopping cart outside of Target and she and her sister had found it. They were afraid that if they turned it in, somebody might not be so honest and take all the money and everything out of it. They were good and honest and they drove that purse to my house.” When Vetter realized what Lyerla had done, her emotions got the best of her. “I just broke down and sobbed like a baby,” Vetter said. “There wasn’t one thing missing in the purse and this dear soul kept apologizing to me because she had to look in my purse to find my address. “It makes you have faith in humanity. She had written me a note and was just getting ready to put it on my door when we got there. She was going to take my purse to the Glen Carbon police station and see if a report had been filed. “I have the original note at home. I folded it up and put it inside a clear Christmas ornament and put it on my tree to remind me every year of the goodness of people.” Vetter gave Lyerla a monetary reward on the spot and also sent her a bouquet of flowers. But getting a reward wasn’t on Lyerla’s mind when she decided to take the purse to Vetter’s house. “It all started when my sister (Dianna Bales) and I went shopping in Shiloh,” Lyerla said. “I went to Cartridge World (located next to Target) to buy an ink cartridge, but it was Sunday and they were closed. “My sister saw something in a cart (near
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their car) and it turned out to be a purse, so I said we had to find out who it belonged to. I looked in the purse and found a picture and name. I looked in the phone book for a number and found one, but you had to have an access code to get through. “So I had my son (Jairus) go with me to the address in Glen Carbon, but I knocked on the door and there was no answer. I was writing a note telling them I was going to take (the purse) to the Glen Carbon police and just before I signed it, they drove up. We introduced ourselves and I handed back the purse and she started crying.” For Lyerla, there was never any thought of keeping the purse. “God helped me do the right thing,” Lyerla said. “There’s so much joy in giving back, much more than I would have spending anything (in the purse). It taught my son a lesson, too, and he said that was no problem at all. “It made me feel even more joyous inside finding what the money was for. I would have been cheating not only (Vetter) but all of those families. She told me she prayed that a Christian would find that purse and we connected. That made me as happy as it did her and it made for a wonderful fellowship for Christmas. “(Vetter) gave us some money, which I told her she didn’t have to do. I gave half of it to my sister because she found the purse, so it was a blessing on both sides. She sent us poinsettias for Christmas and told us about putting my note inside the Christmas ball on her tree. You do unto others as you want to have them do unto you, so it was a Merry Christmas.”
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People People planner Lincoln Museum offers Sunday savings 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 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 visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum or becoming a member through the Library Foundation, visit www. presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.
Fresh Beat Band to appear at the Fox The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance 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 The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour will resume on Nov. 12, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. The band will travel to theaters in new markets and revisit places including New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. Live. In 2012, more than 400,000 fans saw the concert making it one of the year’s most successful music tours. Tickets went on Saturday, April 20 and prices are $36.50, $31.50, & $26.50. Tickets are available at the Fox Box Office, online at www. metrotix.com or by calling (314) 5341111. Pre-sale tickets along with Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet and greets will be available at www. freshbeatbandlive.com beginning April 16. Citi® card members through Citi’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. “The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour has been so successful because it provides 90 minutes of family bonding time where kids and parents can laugh, sing and dance along with the fantastic Fresh Beats.” The Fresh Beat Band’s first-ever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. The 30minute special gives viewers an allaccess pass to The Fresh Beat Band concert 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 Conduct” 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 in Toledo, OH and continues through February 28, 2014 in 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 1-314534-1111. Fans all over the world can look forward to a new jam-packed 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 José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist 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 record-breaking specials. “Minding the Monsters” takes its audience into the ultimate haunted house where you can see Walter transform into something grumpier than he already is, watch Bubba J rise from the dead, meet Peanut’s alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night, and his spicy sidekick Jose Jalepeno.
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People People planner 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! nd “Moves Like Jagger.” Tickets are $16 and $24. A limited number of $36 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats are also available. *Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $12. Tickets for the **Kids Matinee Offer are $9 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) and open to school or daycare groups with more than 10 people. A facility fee of $3 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply. For more information, call 314622-5400. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-7453000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. Become a fan of Sesame Street Live on Facebook.
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,
All-You-Care-To-Eat Homemade Soup & Bread Dinner
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Events planned in the Alton area The following special events are submitted to you for distribution to the public. The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization serving Madison, Jersey and Calhoun counties in Illinois. We make every effort to insure the information provided below i s a c c u r a t e a n d t i m e l y. F o r
additional information beyond t h a t p ro v i d e d , p l e a s e c o n t a c t t h e e v e n t c o o rd i n a t o r s a t t h e numbers supplied with each calendar entry. Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette Jan. 3, 15, 17, 24, 29, 31 Feb. 3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26 March 6, 7 8:30 a.m. Pere Marquette State Park I L R o u t e 1 0 0 - G re a t R i v e r Road Grafton, IL 62037 A site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park, will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area and much more. All programs will begin at the park's visitor center at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. There
will be a short video presentation followed by an observational drive to view the wintering bald eagles. Please dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. For more information or reservations, call (618) 786-3323. Audubon Eagle Watch Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Audubon Center at Riverlands 301 Riverlands Way West Alton, IL 63386 Join us at the new Audubon Center at Riverlands this eagle season for eagle viewing and education in this designated Important Birding Area at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy the view from the comfort of the new building or venture out to the bird blind on the water ’s edge for a closer look. Free Admission. For more information, call (636) 899-0090 or go to Riverlands.Audubon. org.
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Religion Silver City monastery offers spiritual quest SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A monotone prayer permeates the walls of a monastery lodged at the rim of the Gila National Forest. A feather of smoke rises from the church chimney into a starry night still hours from dawn. It is an average day in the life of one of the country's youngest Benedictine communities, Our Lady of Guadalupe: About three dozen monks rise and say their first prayers, in Latin, in unison, just after 3 a.m. Others might begin their early chores soon after, milking a cow, or making bread or yogurt for breakfast. Afterward follows a strict schedule of more prayer, study and work until after dark. "Ora et labora" - "prayer and work" - is the governing principle of the 23-year-old monastery founded by a priest, Father Cyprian Rodriguez, whose stern face matches his soldier-like approach to spiritual discipline. The community
exists, in his vision, to pursue an ideal of spiritual perfection that escapes many of the rest of us living in "the real world," as the monks frequently describe modern life. Living the monastic way of life, "the material aspect of our lives is quieted down and the primacy of the spiritual is refocused," he said. In the days leading up to Christmas, the monks lived above and beyond the reach of commercials, credit cards, sales and shopping. Their preparation for this day holy to Catholics and other Christians everywhere is continuous, carried out between the silence of their cloister, the Gregorian chant each morning in their church, their daily labor and prayers before bed. Brother Bernard Marino has not lost his New York accent, nor his garrulous charm, in 20 years as a monk in New Mexico. The 50-yearold is one of the senior brothers and
was the third to join when Father Cyprian launched the monastery from a trailer in 1991. Brother Bernard left behind a career in architecture designing multimilliondollar homes for the rich to don the dark, hooded habit of the Benedictine monk and live virtually without personal possessions. The monastery has grown enormously since its first days and today includes a traditional cloister, a church, a house for v i s i t o r s w h o a re c o n s i d e r i n g j o i n i n g t h e o r d e r, a l i b r a r y, workshops and barns - and is expanding further to be able to one day accommodate some of the 100 young men who have joined a waiting list. "They are all coming for the same reason: to seek God," said Brother Bernard. "It sounds poetic, but that's the reality." B ro t h e r B e r n a rd re c a l l s h i s own call to monastic life, a first
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MOUNT JOY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF EDWARDSVILLE 327 Olive Street • Edw, IL 656-0845 Steve Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wed. Early Morning Prayer: 5:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.
407 Edwardsville Rd. (Rt. 162) Troy, IL 62294 667-6241 Dennis D. Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship: 6:30 p.m.
LECLAIRE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 “Loving People to Jesus” Shane Taylor, Senior Minister Matt Campbell, Youth and Worship Minister Shawn Smith, Family Life Minister
Sunday Schedule: Worship at 9:30 am and 11:00 am Please see leclairecc.com for more information. Daycare 656-2798 Janet Hooks, Daycare Director 800 N. Main Street Edwardsville (618) 656-4648
Rev. Anthony J. Casoria, Pastor www.centergrove.org Presbyterian Church in America
Summit at School Street Glen Carbon, IL 288-5620
Sunday Worship: Traditional Service 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM Contemporary Service 10:30 AM www.eden-ucc.org
Rev. Tony Clavier Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. St. Thomas Child Care Center Now enrolling infants through Pre-K Call 288-5697
“O ye that dwell on earth! The religion of God is for love and unity; make it not the cause of enmity or dissension.” ~ Baha’u’llah Create love and unity! The Bahá’is of Edwardsville warmly welcome and invite you to investigate the teachings of the Bahá’i Faith. For more information call (618) 656-4142 or email: Bahai.Edwardsville@sbcglobal.net P.O. Box 545 Edwardsville, IL 62025 www.bahai.us
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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 c u l t u re ’ s m o s t e n d u r i n g a n d 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,
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Thursday, Jan. 16 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 Queen Within: Adorned 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. 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. 17 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents All My Sons, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 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 Queen Within: Adorned 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. 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. 18 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents All My Sons, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. 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. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Exhibit, History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs
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Sunday, Jan. 19 The Rep presents Opus, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents All My Sons, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 2:00 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.
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show nearly three years in the making opens Jan. 10 when St. Louis' Portfolio, Inc. partners with the Edwardsville Art Center for its main gallery show, Ebony Creations, a celebration of African American artists.
EAC Board Member Joan Wentz explained how three years ago the EAC board had talked about wanting to develop a show featuring African American artists for February's Black History month. After searching the area, Wentz set up an appointment with Robert Powell, owner of Portfolio, Inc., a fine arts gallery located at Grand Center in St. Louis next to Powell Symphony Hall. Wentz recalled the day that she and EAC Board Member Dennis DeToye met at Powell's gallery. “We wanted to make sure he had the same vision as we did, and sure enough he did. We said, “He's the real deal. This is what we want,”” Wentz recalled. “He's just – classy.” It took a while to work out the vision of the show, the logistics, the scheduling and the details, but about three years later, the collaborative effort with Portfolio Gallery and EAC presents Ebony Creations from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 at the EAC. “It's going to be a very powerful show,” EAC Executive Director Pat Quinn said. “Mr. Powell has brought in nationallyknown, local artists. It's a wonderful celebration of local black artists.” The show will feature the work of 30 artists represented by the Portfolio Gallery and will include paintings, photos, textiles, and sculpture. This exhibit will give patrons of the EAC an opportunity to view a collection of work from professional artists from the St. Louis area as well as a few well-known African-American artists from across the country. Powell was excited about the collaboration. “This is the first show of our 25th year, and I'm excited to be in Illinois. We haven't shown much over here at all. I'm excited about it, and looking forward to it,” he said. “And I think he hits on a nerve right there,” Quinn said referring to Portfolio's first trek across the river to collaborate with the EAC. “That's exactly why we wanted to do a show like this because we wanted to encompass the whole community – not just certain parts of the community. Because it's so easy to focus on the artwork that's coming out of the university or the pockets of artwork that is in the community. But by doing this, we are encompassing both sides of the river and a larger community that virtually has not shown here in the 11-12 years the EAC has been in existence.” Powell pointed out that Portfolio hosts about seven exhibits each year and about four outside their venue annually. “I always ask people to name five nationally known African American visual artists – living or dead? Who are they?” Powell asked. “And then I let you off by saying that you can't name Eskimo artists either, but to say that they don't have them probably wouldn't be true.” “We need to tell our story,” Powell elaborated. “Artists are telling stories when they paint, sculpt, print-make, whatever they are doing – make a quilt – it's a story, and they can talk and tell you what they are trying to explain in it.” Powell felt that while there were a few artists in the Ebony Creations show outside of the metro area, that their artwork collectively had something in common. “I think there is a common thread that you'll see in the artwork that it is really trying to tell these uplifting stories about a people that are often over-looked,” he said. “I graduated from high school in 1963. If you look at American history – '63, '64, '65 – the voting rights - that's how long people like
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Robert Powell, left, and Rickie Frager stand with art pieces on display in Ebony Creations. me have been able to legally vote. That's a hell of a thing to really realize that we've been just doing this for 50 years. So we're just trying to tell a story.” Powell has been telling the African American story for the past 25 years at Portfolio through art shows, but he said the organization was at a point where they were tweaking its mission statement to become more a funding agency to help artists produce prints of their work. “Many people probably come in here (EAC) and say, “Oh I can't afford that (art),” but if the artist could make a print – a limited edition – but someone has to buy something (from the artist) in order for that artist to gain money in order to do these wonderful things and make it affordable as such,” Powell said. Powell sees Portfolio as stepping in to help bridge this gap. “So I say that no one is getting up everyday and championing the African American visual artist. For the past 25 years I don't know who this champion is that we must find and identify and so I've said, it must be me then,” he added. “And so we have this wonderful facility there in grand center, and we're hoping to sell it to generate funds to start this new direction.” His grand plan is to then have one juried exhibit per year of 150 to 200 invited artists from across the country. The exhibit would be a glitzy, black-tie fundraising event. “All the money will stay in St. Louis for not for profits, community based organizations and artists to apply for,” Powell added. “I'm trying to find a major sponsor right now to put up some planning money and do this wonderful thing. That's what we want to do at Portfolio. But art shows – that's what we've done the past 25 years.“ Wentz was hopeful that the collaboration between Portfolio and the EAC for the Ebony Creations show would also encourage students to pursue art as a career. “My husband and I do a lot of scholarships at the high school,” she said.
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“Our goal is to get people who don't have the financial wherewithal or maybe even the awareness- to get the parents here to then influence their children to go into the arts. To see how it really is impressive, and that it's something to aspire to do.” Powell spoke about some of the talented artists in the show. “The cover piece (on the EAC poster) is by Dean Mitchell. Dean is the creator of the Lewis Armstrong U.S. postage stamp and six others - the jazz series,” Powell said. In addition to Armstrong, Dean's U.S. Postal Service stamp designs include Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Erroll Garner. He also designed the Kansas sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) stamp issued in 2011. “Charles Bibbs is nationally recognized particularly among the African American community as sort of like the godfather of limited editions and prints,” Powell noted about another artist featured. “Many African Americans collect his artwork.” Powell's brother, Lonnie Powell, is also among the artists in the show. The December 2006 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine named Lonnie as “Ones to Watch.” Manuelita Brown, who is a well-known sculptor that produces bronze figurative and portrait sculptures, will be apart of the show. “She's out of California. She does life-size sculptures,” Powell noted. “She's working on a Sojourner Truth sculpture. She's outstanding.” Rickie Frager, a St. Louis based monochromatic color pencil artist who is no stranger to Edwardsville, was excited about the opportunity to show at the EAC. “I've been coming to Edwardsville for at least 10 years now. I have relatives that live a couple of blocks away. It's progress,” Frager said about the collaboration between Portfolio Gallery and EAC to bring Ebony Creations to the public. “I never thought I'd actually see us, Portfolio, exhibiting up here.”
Frager's artwork in the show is a 2012 national winner from the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Other artists featured in the show include Cbabi Bayoc, Sami Bentil, Jon Calvert, Kenneth Calvert, Robert Hale, Anthony High, LaToya Hobbs, Suzanne Jackson, Terry Jackson, Ronald Johnson, Joseph LaMarque, Darnell Malone, JoAnn McNeal, Adrienne Patel, Edna Patterson-Petty, Robert A. Powell, Marilyn Robinson, Delories StithRutlin, Keith Shepherd, Sandra Smith, S.A. Strong, Doretha Washington, Janet Waters and Ronald Young. This is a free event and the general public is welcome to attend and speak to artists about their works. All artwork will be available for purchase. Ebony Creations is made possible through the sponsorships of Ed and Barbara Hightower, Jennifer Hightower, Lincoln School Alumni Foundation, Al and Joan Wentz, Paul and Paula Pitts, The Hudlin Family in Memory of Russell Hudlin and the Edwardsville Branch of the NAACP. Ed Hightower commended the EAC administration and board members for the “incredible job” they “adding a value to our school district that we would not otherwise have.” “They are highlighting the arts, which is a major part of this community, and any time that I can support an organization - which I support many throughout the district - I want to do so,” Hightower said. “This is an opportunity for me to support the arts. It's giving something back to our young people and expressing the importance that when we can, we all have an obligation and a responsibility to get involved through volunteerism or at times financial contributions.” Ebony Creations runs at the EAC through Feb. 28. Concurrently, Lincoln Middle School will be exhibiting featured works in the EAC DeToye Student Gallery from its middle school students that are works in response to the Ebony Creation's show.
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The Regional Arts Commission presents “Irrevocable Fragments”, the painting and mixed media work of Clayvon Ambrose Wesley, Byron Darnell Rogers, and David Dolak. The exhibition will will run through February 15. Curated by Rene Dimanche, the show examines the memories and influences that define our purpose as individuals. “The exhibit will deal with the disintegration and re-integration of information we digest from places and people we come across in our lives.” Dimanche has brought together a team of artists, each with personal interpretations of unique influences. By examining their work as a compilation of their own fragmented memories, they uncover how they as individuals are defined by these incremental episodes. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The talk is free and open to the public. DATES: Gallery Talk: Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m.; Reception at 6:30 p.m. (Free and Open to the public) Exhibit runs from January 10 through February 15 Gallery Hours: Mon to Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission is located at 6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant) Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking . What truly defines an individual? Such a fundamental question remains one of the most complex to explain. The exhibition Irrevocable Fragments reveals that this answer is not found in one source, but instead in the ever changing fragments of life we choose to remember.
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Above, Clayvon Ambrose Wesley's "Beyond the Journey." Below Byron Rogers "Juke Joint 1." Curator Rene Dimanche examines how the disjointed memories of our past influence our purpose as individuals. The paintings of Clayvon Ambrose Wesley concentrate on the importance of these fragments to an artist’s work. “A primary focus for me is to show everything is important to the artist. Inanimate objects, the senses of the body, and the awareness that we bring to
our view of art are essential.” For Wesley, these details are crucial to exposing the influences that ultimately connect the viewer to his work. The strongest influences for Byron Darnell Rogers come from his childhood. Raised by his mother and aunts, he was instilled with a strong sense cultural identity. This guidance is at a forefront in his paintings; often explored though
strong female roles, spirituality, and musical themes. Together these subjects expose the viewer to the manifestation of the past into an individual’s identity. Painting on the surface of various wooden panels, David Dolak’s sees his work as a documentation of the passage of time. Evoking the idea of identity as a reflection of past memories, his work is not as a specific statement but instead a
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collective record of the experiences that impacted its creation. “The complete paintings will not be vehicles used to make a particular statement or to express a singular idea, but will serve as a testament to the process, time, faith, and the direct influences that culminated in their creation.” Under the curation of Rene Dimanche, these artists expose audiences to the personal fragments that shaped and continue to reshape their lives. The details they choose to express in each piece expose the fragmented memories that impact their artistic identities. In this way, they reveal the autobiographical relationship that exists between an artist and his work. “The artworks— through different composition, content and framing methods— encapsulate fragments of places; families and friends that help us make sense of who we are in this world.” The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,000 grants totaling over $80 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.art-stl.com Visit our cultural calendar www.ArtsZipper.com or follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.
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he Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) presents the fascinating play "Opus" by Michael Hollinger and directed by Brendon Fox. This unique play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, January 8-February 2, 2014. Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday–Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Ticket prices start at just $16.50 (previews) and $20 (regular performances). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925, or visit The Rep’s Online Box Office at http://www. repstl.org. The Lazara Quartet is a group of brilliant musicians with an illustrious career, but they’re afraid they might be finished after they are forced to make a change and fire violist Dorian. They’re grateful to be rid of his emotional instability and near impossible demands of them, yet they fully know he was the most talented of the four, and often brought out the best of their talent. Their hope is renewed once they audition Grace, a young violist who is at first hesitant to pass up an audition with the Pittsburgh Symphony to join a group with such a long and melodramatic history together. However, she’s flattered by their interest in her and decides it’s an incredible opportunity to play with the Lazara Quartet, so she decides to join. Things seem to be looking up, and the quartet books a performance at the White House, but the new peace is shortlived. Romantic feelings, domineering personalities and deteriorating health issues all threaten the future of the quartet; it seems like Dorian was far from the only problem. Will they be able to pull it together to have a successful performance, which will be televised and viewed by millions? And, even if they manage to work together professionally, what will be the cost to their personal relationships? Major sponsorship for this production is provided by the Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation. Who’s Who? Dorian: a violinist and musical genius whose volatile personality gets him
ousted from the Lazara Quartet Elliot: Dorian’s ex-lover and first violinist who has taken on the leadership role in the quartet but edges on being too controlling Alan: a bachelor and second violinist who tries to keep the peace among the group Carl: a cellist and family man who brings perspective to the quartet Grace: a talented young violist who is on the brink of a promising career The cast of "Opus" at The Rep is Matthew Boston as Dorian, Chris Hietikko (Sunday in the Park with George) as Carl, Greg Jackson as Alan, Rachael Jenison as Grace, and James Joseph O’Neil as Elliot. The Rep’s production of "Opus" is directed by Brendon Fox. The creative staff also includes James Kronzer, set designer; Holly Poe Durbin, costume designer; Patricia Collins, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; James Kronzer and Naf Wayne, projection designers; Eva Kozma, Bjorn Ranheim and Shannon Farrell Williams, consulting musicians; Rich Cole, casting director; Champe Leary, stage manager; and Tony Dearing, assistant stage manager.
Pictured are two views from the unique and theatrical drama "Opus," which plays on The Rep’s Mainstage January 8-February 2, 2014. Photos for The Edge.
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The Arts COCA announces winter schedule For The Edge 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 architectural styles and how 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. January 21 – May 5 COCA 2014 Winter/Spring Arts Classes COCA provides child, teen and adult classes in Art and Design, Early Childhood, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Social and Cultural Dance, Fitness, Theatre, and Voice and Music. Multi-class discounts and payment plans available. 2014 Winter/Spring arts classes begin Tuesday, January 21. Classes are held at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl. org for more information. January 25-26 COCA Presents 2013-2014: Swallows and Amazons – COCA Theatre Company COCA Theatre Company (CTC) presents Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, with songs by Neil Hannon. A musical adventure for the whole family, Swallows and Amazons recalls an idyllic era of endless summer evenings, as a group of imaginative children sets sail on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies – all before their summer vacation ends. This CTC production is directed by Alec Wild (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) and Shanara Gabrielle (AEA, SAG-AFTRA), with musical direction by Neal Richardson. The cast includes young members of CTC and professional St. Louis actors. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Performances are Saturday, January 25, at 2:00pm and 5:00pm and Sunday, January 26, at 1:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $10-14. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information. COCA Presents 2013-2014 is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. February 5 Artist Talk with Author Ridley Pearson Author Ridley Pearson offers writing tips and discusses his successful career including his novel, Peter and the Starcatchers, adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway play, which runs at the Peabody Opera House, March 7-9, 2014. Presented in collaboration with the Peabody Opera House. The talk is Wednesday, February 5, from 6:30-8:30pm, at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO.
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A scene from "Swallows and Amazons," which will be presented Jan. 25 and 26. Registration is $10. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information. February 7-8 Spring Auditions for COCA Theatre Company – Tales, A devised circus play Interested students ages 11 to 18 should prepare a one-minute monologue and bring a resume and a headshot/photo. Students cast must pay a $195 participation fee and attend rehearsals held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Utilizing fairy and folk tales as inspiration, students cast will create and perform an original piece told through physical theatre and circus. In addition to the required monologue, students may also demonstrate a circus/magic trick or comedy bit at the audition. Tales is directed by Josh Routh. Performances are April 4-6, 2014. Auditions are Friday, February 7, from 4:00-6:00pm and Saturday, February 8, from 12:00-3:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information and to register for an audition. February 8 COCA Presents 2013-2014: Samba – Afriky Lolo Like children of every generation, Samba is a young African boy who struggles to respect his ancestral history, but soon learns how important the past can be to the future. Samba’s story is brought to life by the extraordinary Diadie Bathily and his troupe of talented dancers, Afriky Lolo. This unique theatre experience draws on traditional West African themes and physical storytelling and incorporates lively dance and drumming, puppets, ornate headdresses and masks. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Performances are Saturday, February 8, at 2:00pm and 5:00pm, at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $14-18. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information. COCA Presents 2013-2014 is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. February 11 COCAbiz Emerging Leaders bizLAB Series
COCAbiz presents bizLAB classes that teach business skills and strategies through participatory, creative activities. Led by a Teaching Artist and Business Strategist, bizLAB classes explore new ways of thinking and teach you how to apply these artsbased methods to the workplace. Emerging Leaders is for professionals ready to take the next step in their careers and who want to lead effectively. Participants will build and refine the skills needed to advance within an organization and inspire a team to accomplish great things – by delivering clear communications, fostering collaboration and creating a shared vision. The full-day session is Tuesday, February 11, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Registration is $225. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocabiz.com for more information. February 18 COCAbiz Artful Speaker bizLAB Series COCAbiz presents bizLAB classes that teach business skills and strategies through participatory, creative activities. Led by a Teaching Artist and Business Strategist, bizLAB classes explore new ways of thinking and teach you how to apply these arts-based methods to the workplace. Artful Speaker is for anyone that must communicate complex ideas clearly to create understanding and inspire action. Participants will improve their public speaking skills – at every step from preparation to presentation – and gain confidence in front of an audience as they learn how to create and deliver an effective speech. The full-day session is Tuesday, February 18, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Registration is $225. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocabiz.com for more information. February 22 COCA Presents 2013-2014: Nearly Lear – Susanna Hamnett Welcome to a King Lear that is profoundly accessible and really funny, all the while serving the spirit, language and emotional core of the play. Nearly Lear is a rollercoaster ride that has entranced both lovers
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of Shakespeare as well as newcomers to the Bard. Actress Susanna Hamnett braves the most savage storm in English literature with breathtaking hilarity and heartache, honoring the beautiful language of Lear while taking a bit of poetic license. Recommended for teens and adults. The performance is Saturday, February 22, at 7:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $16-20. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information. COCA Presents 2013-2014 is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. February 28 COCA Gallery Exhibition: Habitat – Carol Fleming Marks St. Louis sculptor Carol Fleming Marks specializes in designing site-specific and one-ofa-kind artwork in clay. Each piece articulates its environment through the evolution of familiar forms, colors, and functions. Marks constantly explores sources of personal inspiration; her work, both monumental and minuscule, embodies a refined aesthetic. Opening reception is Friday, February 28, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Millstone Gallery at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Free and open to the public through Sunday, April 27. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org for more information. February 28 Continuing the Legacy Written and directed by COCA alumnus Christopher Page, Continuing the Legacy uses dance as a vehicle to take audience members through black history – from slavery to the jazz era, through the civil rights movement, to modern times. Large photographs are projected behind the dancers, creating a vivid accompaniment to the modern dance choreography and helping audience members see, hear and feel the journey of African Americans in America. Performers include members of COCAdance. Continuing the Legacy includes imagery that may be disturbing to young children. Recommended for students in grades 4+ and their parents. The performance is Friday, February 28, at 7:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $6-$10.
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QuickGlance Movie Reviews
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.
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Felicity Jones, left, as Nelly Ternan, and Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens, in a scene from "The Invisible Woman."
The Invisible Woman" lacks passion By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press 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. (So, stop thinking about that scene where he carries her lifeless body, still lovely, out of the cave. You know who you are.) 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. The year was 1857, in the midst of the Victorian Era. The idea of an 18-year-old having an affair with an older, married father of 10, let alone a beloved public figure, was of course scandalous. But the unlikely liaison lasted for
over a decade. The film begins after Dickens’ death. It’s 1885 and a school headmaster ’s wife is directing schoolboys in a play by Dickens and fellow dramatist Wilkie Collins. It’s clear from the way she acts that she is distracted, in a deep, disturbing sort of way. Her thoughts travel back almost three d e c a d e s , a n d t h e a ff a i r p l a y s o u t i n flashback. We watch as young Nelly meets Dickens, portrayed by Fiennes as a man in constant creative motion, self-involved but also seductive, by force of his intellect. Nelly comes from a family of actors, including her mother, but alas, she’s not the talented one, though she doesn’t know it at first. Yet Dickens is clearly drawn to her; “She has something,” he says. Jones, who has a lovely face and a sweet demeanor, succeeds in portraying this soft-spoken
woman as someone who is always thinking more deeply than she’s letting on. Hastening the affair is Dickens’ obvious dissatisfaction with his marriage. Joanna Scanlan is touching — and, quite suddenly, heartbreaking — as Catherine Dickens, who was in fact discarded, humiliatingly. In one important scene, we learn there’s a lot more wisdom in her than jealousy. There’s plenty of fun here for anyone partial to expertly done period dramas. The costumes are wonderful, and it’s particularly enjoyable to watch rehearsal scenes in a 19th-century theater. But as the action progresses, you might find yourself feeling as though you’ve missed something: The spark that ignites this whole dangerous enterprise. We see evidence that rumors are flying of this illicit coupling way before we see any, er, actual coupling — and what we see isn’t enough.
The best of 2013 and a look ahead By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge To be perfectly honest with you, and when the movies are concerned I always am, I'm running behind. Between this snow, work, and some wonderful family time during the holidays, I've not had the chance to screen American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, or Nebraska yet. I plan on catching Wolf of Wall Street this afternoon. Her and August: Osage County will finally open in St. Louis on Friday. So what good am I, right? Well, in 2013 I saw four great movies. I know it's a small list, but that's how you know it's full of quality: 1. Warm Bodies - You might not remember this one from way back in February, but it was so charming and fresh. Ironic, to be
sure, since it's about zombies that are decidedly anything but fresh. A hoodie-wearing corpse named R (Nicholas Hoult) falls in love with a very alive human (Teresa Palmer) named Julie. Hilarity ensues, largely from comic relief Rob Corddry, the circumstance of Julie's dad (John Malkovich) being tasked with exterminating the "bad" guys, and the subtle Shakespearean undertones. 2. All is Lost - Robert Redford is utterly captivating as a man aboard a sinking sailboat - completely alone - with only his wits to keep him alive amidst an idyllic-turnedangry Indian Ocean. Nuance and bravery alone should make this a must-see picture for everyone who reads about it. 3. Enough Said - Forget for a moment that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of my favorite television
actresses (I didn't even realize this myself until I wrote it) or that she is possibly the greatest comedic actress to ever grace the small screen (seriously...four Emmys don't lie). She turns to the feature business with Enough Said and costars with the late James Gandolfini in a movie about a pair of divorces that begin to date, only to find out that his bitter ex is her new client/ BFF. Chemistry like theirs was so tender that it makes me sad to think of what a great performer we lost as a result of his untimely passing. 4. About Time - Leave it to the British to make a time travel movie that not only makes more sense that the average picture about leaping chronologies, but they also make one with more heart than any peer to date. Throw in the emotional father-son relationship
between the two leads (Bill Nighy and Domnhall Gleeson) and Richard Curtis's (probable) last film won't allow you to escape it without shedding a tear. There was plenty of other good stuff spread over the year to keep it interesting. Jackie Robinson's story in 42 and the IMAX 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park were real treats. Amazing performances by Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks), Emma Watson (The Bling Ring), Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back), and the entire boffo/buffoon ensemble of This Is the End made me stand up and take note in a better way than I did, say, of the return of Governor Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand, Escape Plan). Sadly, it was also the same year that we lost Paul Walker, that Ron Howard made a movie that no one showed up to
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see (Rush), and that everyone blew 12 Years a Slave out of proportion. As I look ahead to 2014, I clearly see two major fronts developing. First, we're going to be slammed - yet again - by Marvel Studios and their sequels involving SpiderMan, Captain America, the XMen, and a group known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. This last one involves a gun-toting raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. The other strengthens my theory that moviegoers are becoming a lot like Catholic churchgoers. They're not turning out more than a few times a year and it's usually around Christmastime that they do. With high-profile releases of Son of God and Noah (with lead Russell Crowe), my words only seem to carry more water. Let's see if the 2014 box office can turn them into wine.
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Above, three Morales tacos. Below, a plate of shrimp nachos.
Nothing beats a Morales taco – nothing By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge As a native of Alton, I am very familiar with the Morales taco and its deep fried perfection. From the Alton Expo to the Bethalto Homecoming and other random spots in between, you could always find the Morales taco in the traveling food trailer around the area when I was growing up and you still can. Now that I’m a resident of Edwardsville, I’m glad to find Los Tres Amigos in my own backyard. Now I have the opportunity to get my fix with the Joe Morales tacos there. Los Tres Amigos is a locally owned Mexican restaurant with three locations in Wood River, J e r s e y v i l l e a n d E d w a rd s v i l l e . The Edwardsville spot is at 1011 Century Dr. in University Point 2. Recently I visited there with my cousin Brandon and his girlfriend Samie for a quick dinner. Los Tres Amigos has plenty to offer on their titanic menu, but for me I stuck with the staple — the Joe Morales taco — a delectable deep fried beef taco, heaping with cheese and engrossed in goodness. Of course before I delved into my main course I had to get our party started with an appetizer. The lucky selection was the shrimp nachos, a new try for me. Since Brandon and Samie were rookies to Los Tres Amigos, they were down to try just about anything. Thank goodness, because when the shrimp nachos arrived there was way more than I could eat. It started with a bed of corn tor-
tilla chips swimming in creamy white queso cheese. Next came big slices of bell peppers, tomatoes and onions and finally it was topped off with fat pieces of grilled shrimp. The queso was the all-star of this dish, coating every bite with a sensational rich and creamy taste. They didn’t go chintzy on the shrimp either, there were plenty, enough for practically every bite. After devouring the shrimp nachos, it was time for the main course. For $8.29 the Joe Morales tacos come in a set of three with
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rice and beans. If you’ve never had the opportunity to try this deep fried masterpiece, give it a whirl, it’s worth it. It’s pretty simple, it starts with the beef being stuffed inside a hard taco shell and deep fried. Then it is topped with lettuce, a ton of shredded cheddar cheese and capped off with a generous helping of grated parmesan cheese. The taco shell itself isn’t overly crunchy except on the edges; the beef practically infuses with the shell at the bottom, softening it for a great combination
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of flavors. I personally like the addition of the grated parmesan cheese, I think it gives that added bonus of flavor to put this legendary food creation over the top. As for the rest of the menu — I’ll be honest I don’t know much about it because I always stick to my old faithful — it is extensive. Starting with the appetizer menu, there are selections like cheese fries, cheese dip and bean dip, quesadillas and a slew of different nacho choices. Next there is a salad menu, with a taco salad, taco salad fajitas and grilled chick-
en salad to name a few. There is also a soup menu, with caldo de pollo, a Mexican chicken soup with chicken chunks, rice, pico de gallo and tortillas and the caldo de camaron, a Mexican shrimp soup with rice, pico de gallo and tortillas. Also on the menu are: a selection of quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, seafood, chicken and steaks. There is combination portion that includes 30 entrée choices accompanied by selected side dishes for $8.59 apiece. There is also the special entrées section which has choices such as a chimichanga, fish tacos, tamales and Mexican taquitos while also including more random choices like the carnitas dinner, consisting of pork tips, rice and beans served with tortillas and fried onions and the huevos rancheros, made with two eggs over a corn tortilla and covered with tomato sauce and served with rice and beans. Price-wise Los Tres Amigos is really affordable. Our selection of the shrimp nachos came in with a little hefty price tag at $10.59, so my bill surpassed the $20 mark with the Joe Morales tacos and a drink. You can easily eat for around $10 though if you are working with a tight budget. I can honestly say I will return to Los Tres Amigos and I made fans out of Brandon and Samie. Samie particularly liked the free chips and salsa that were provided as soon as we were seated, so she was hooked from the start. She’s pretty easy to please and if you haven’t visited Los Tres Amigos, I think you will be pleased, too. It’s a great place to indulge yourself when you gotta eat.
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 Ivesâ€™ Three Places in New England, Coplandâ€™s Lincoln Portrait (narrated by critically-acclaimed vocalist Wintley Phipps) and Tchaikovskyâ€™s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Kirill Gerstein. Other highlights of the 13-14 season include: â€˘ 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 â€™ s Requiem. Vocalists Angel Blue, Julia Gertseva, Aquiles Machado and Riccardo Zanellato join the St. Louis Symphony Chorus to bring to life Verdiâ€™s operatic sacred work. â€˘ 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. Schoenbergâ€™s dramatic portrayal of a womanâ€™s descent into madness and the mystery that ensues is a not-tobe-missed event. â€˘ 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 Orffâ€™s blockbuster. These performances will also feature the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Childrenâ€™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 worldâ€™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 Orchestraâ€™s history. The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching peopleâ€™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 Brittenâ€™s Serenade for Tenor, Horn
and Strings. â€œSometimes in this business, I wish I could be in two places at once, and it happened to me for the 2013/14 season,â€? says Brewer. â€œI 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!â€?
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 â€œDressed to Killâ€? 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 â€™ s p re v i o u s t o u r â€œ T h e Farewell Tourâ€? later dubbed â€œThe Never Can Say Goodbye Tourâ€? 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 L i n e s , re c o rd i n g a r t i s t R o b i n Thicke has announced details of his highly anticipated Spring 2014 North American tour. The artist will be joinedÂ 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
Cher coming to St. Louis Itâ€™s now official. The one and only Cher herself revealed that she will kick off her â€œDressed To Killâ€? 49 city North American Tour beginning in Phoenix on
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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 800-745-3000, 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 314-622-5420. 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 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks. It became Miley’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and her fastest-flying top 10 on Radio Songs. “Wrecking Ball” also hit #1 on Spotify where it reached the highest streams ever for any track in the U.S. beating the next highest week by nearly 500,000 plays. This exciting news came just two days after her music video for "Wrecking Ball" became the fastest music video ever to reach CERTIFIED status, VEVO's milestone for videos delivering 100 million views in only 6 days. Cyrus shattered the previous record which she held for “We Can’t Stop,” which was CERTIFIED by VEVO just 37 days after it premiered. Bangerz has been getting rave reviews including Entertainment Weekly calling it “...utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won't settle for just shocking us.” US Weekly declared it “the year's most titillating pop explosion” awarding the album “4 stars (out of 4).”
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, w h i c h s u b s e q u e n t l y g a r n e re d 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.
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: T H E G R E AT E S T S O N G S O F 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
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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.
Friday, Jan. 17 Kid Slim, The Specktators, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 5:30 p.m. M o o n J r. w / N o t A P l a n e t , Obviously Offbeat, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Beethoven Emperor Concerto, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. American Idiot - A Tribute to Green Day, Pretty Penny - A Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Jahmal Nichols CD Release Party, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Battle for Pointfest 2014 feat. Grays Divide, TBD, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 Thunderhead: The Rush Experience, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. School of Rock presents A Tribute to the British Invasion, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 3:30 p.m. Blackwell w/No Man's Law, Without Hazard, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Wussy, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Beethoven Emperor Concerto, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Civil Twilight w/Logos, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jahmal Nichols CD Release Party,
Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Nipsey Hussle w/Erk Tha Jerk, Tef Poe, MARKOE, Step or Get Left, Allen Gates, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. Jake's Leg, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. Bullet The Blue, Rollercoaster Club, The Ruthless, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 Beethoven Emperor Concerto, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. Gorilla Music - Rock Show, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20 Open Mic Night, The Gramophone, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 Pulitzer Concert 03, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 23 Blackberry Smoke - Fire In The Hole Tour 2014 w/The Delta Saints, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
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BoomBox w/Ramona, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Diabetes Education Program
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Speaker Sessions 9:00 am to 11:30 am Lunch, Vendor Fair, Screenings, 1-on-1 Counseling with Health Professionals 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
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The Truth Is Out There By Lynn Sherr Like Carl Sagan before him, the new host of
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Around the Table: Smart Layering By Sarah DiGregorio Swap your same-old brown bag for these
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(618) 655-9648 or (618) 781-4444 Servicing This Area Since 1974
Classified Houses For Rent Help Wanted General
$500 SIGN ON BONUS! Local company is looking for plumbing technician with 2 + years of experience. We offer top pay and full benefit package including vacation and retirement. Year round work. Must be clean cut, drug free and undergo a background check. Please Call 618-288-6086.
NOW HIRING! Days & Evenings. Management and Crew Members Apply online at: www.sonicdrivein.com/ jobs Position Available Part-time evening cook 11am to 7:30pm shift. Every other weekend and holiday. Experience preferred. Please apply at: Faith Countryside Homes 100 Faith Drive Highland, IL 62249 (No phone calls please) EOE School Photographers and Assistants Wanted: Lifetouch National School Studios is looking for fun, energetic & motivated people who enjoy working with children. Training is provided. Please call 618-288-7896 for more information SELF-MOTIVATED, hard worker for days/evenings/weekends, Mon.-Friday; no split shift! Local smoke-free cleaning company. 618-616-8801 or email@example.com
Carrier Routes 401 CARRIER NEEDED! Rt. 29—Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Hale Ave, Holyoake Rd, Madison Ave, Roosevelt Dr, Washington Pl, Wilson Dr. There are approximately 33 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 40.
Bed - Queen PillowTop Mattress Set, NEW, still in plastic, $175 (618) 772-2710 Can Deliver
Matching couch & love seat, both w/ recliners. Very good shape, $400. 618-633-1912
C.K.S. METAL CORP. (618) 656-5306 M-F 8:00-5:00 SAT 8-12 EDWARDSVILLE, IL #1 Copper $2.80/lb. #2 Copper $2.70/lb. Yellow Brass $1.85/lb. Stainless $.44/lb. Painted Siding $.54/lb. Scrap Alum $.47-.67/lb Alum Cans $.50/lb. Clean Alum Wheels $.67/lb. Electric Motors $.30/lb. Seal Units $.16 Batteries $.31 Christmas Lights $.38 Insulated Wire #1-$1.20#2-1.05 Scrap Iron - $210.-$240./Ton
St. John’s Community Care specializes in compassionate care for seniors and disabled including housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry. Call for rates 618-344-5008.
Houses For Rent
1br, 900 Kingshighway E’ville. Kitchen, LR, bsmnt, gar, $500/mo. Call 618-656-2552 2br house, 1ba, w/ electric, gas, w/s/t incl. $900/mo. 329 M St. Call (618)581-5154
Apts, Duplexes, & Homes Visit our website www.glsrent.com 656-2230 PARADISE FOR RENT: 3+BR 3BA STUNNER, see thru gas fireplace, inground pool, 3 stall wood horse barn, 1.5 car detch gar, 2 car attch gar, 2 horses stay on property. Edw. Schls. In town with horses! 143 & Governers Parkway. Agent owned. $2250/mo. 618-407-5300
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Collinsville-1530 Franklin, front: 4BR 1BA, remodeled, nice neighborhood, A/C, fridge, stove, w/d hkup. $775/mo. + w/s/t. Look then call 288-0048.
2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: new kitchen, bathroom, windows and doors. Dishwasher, w/d hook ups $695 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173.
Worden, 2br/1ba, $650, AND 4br/4ba, $1700, 3000sq. ft., gar. 618-514-9954.
2 BR, 1 Ba Glen Carbon QUAIL HOLLOW, w/d hkups. $675-(618)346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com
Apts/Duplexes For Rent
Available Soon! 2br, 1.5 ba townhomes. Ask about our specials. (618)692-9310 www.rentchp.com
Excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D hookup, ceiling fans, cable, free WiFi, sound walls, off-st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. $790/mo. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., 618/345-9610 lv AM/PM phone near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. FOR RENT: LUXURY pkng. $710 up to $745. 692TOWNHOMES AND 6366. HSI Management Group
2 BR 1.5 BA Townhomes. Nice 2BR 1.5BA duplex; place to live! SMOKE FREE. Garage; within walking 15 minutes to St. Louis and distance to Court SIUE. I-255/Horseshoe Lake House & Down Town. Rd area. $675 mo includes $695/mo. 633-2603 washer/dryer, water, sewer, 2BR TOWNHOMES, Edw. 1.5 BA, trash service. No pets. Please w/d hook up, all kit appliances. call 618-931-4700. No pets. $750 w/gar;$700 w/out Like new townhouse, 2 bedgar,. Ask about Move In Special rooms, 1.5 baths, w/d hookup. 618-692-1745; 779-9985. $665, private patio, Edwardsville - Silver quiet neighborhood, 1 YR Oaks II. Spectacular lease, no pets. 977-7222
1 BD loft Apt. Luxury plus! Rehabbed brick warehouse on 3 quiet acres dwntn Edwville. $600 + dep. No pets 270 W. Union. Avail 12/01/13. 692-9119
Apts/Duplexes For Rent
Bluff view! 2BR Luxury Apt w/Gar, Security System, Fitness Cntr, $850/mo. W/S/T Included. Immediate Availability. 830-2613 www.vgpart.com
APARTMENTS. 2 or 3 BDRM/2 BATHS next to Highland High School, Korte Rec. Center & 27th Street $695-$735/month. $500 deposit. Call (618)830-4985. Wilkendevelopment.com FURNISHED efficiency in Leclaire. All utilities, Dish TV, internet, no-smoking. Single person with references. $520/mo 972-0948.
HOUSE & APT & CONDOS HARTMANN RENTALS CALL FOR DETAILS 618-344-7900 HartRent.info for Photos & Prices
Apts/Duplexes For Rent
MOVE IN SPECIAL 1ST MONTH 1/2 OFF 2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon w/d hook-ups, $655 (618)346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com
Wood River, 10min. to E’ville, 7mi. to SIUE. 2br, large deck, $545. Call 618-254-4269
1BR w/private bath share kitchen, living, laundry room furnished $575 including utilities at Enclave Apartments Edwardsville. Call or Text 573-429-7629
Office Space For Rent
Glen Carbon office space, 900 sf, parking/ utilities incl. $1100/mo Call (618)972-4450 HWY 159-Maryville, 1200 SQ., 5 offices, rec area. $900/mth (618)346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com
1 BDRM Apartment, W/D hookup. Non-smoking, no pets. Water furnished. $585 per month plus deposit. 656-9204 or cell: 444-1004 1 Bedroom second floor apartment. Great location downtown Edw. Fully remodeled, with appliances; Water / trash /sewer paid. $575/mth. (618)407-3139.
103 B Southpointe, Edwardsville, IL 618-667-1959
1BR loft apt & 1BR duplex $570/mo incl. w/s/t. $570dep w/d hkup. ALSO 2BR house $900/mo $1000dep. 656-8953 2 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE in Glen Carbon. Close to SIU & I-270. No pets. 1 year lease. $645-$695/mth. 618/288-9882.
111 Wagner Lane, Edwardsville Lovely Home & Yard 4Bd/3Ba - 2 Fireplaces Very Private - 3 Lots Lake Privileges Jim Davidson (618) 363-3830 $225,000 MLS 4216119
428 Pheasant Court, Worden 4 Years Young! 3Bd/2Ba Rural Community Living Edwardsville Schools Debbie Davis (618) 977-8296 $147,500 MLS 4216347
1918 Washington Avenue, Moro 3Bd/1Ba Home Main Floor Master Wood Floors Throughout Debbie Davis (618) 977-8296 $69,000 MLS 4216329
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NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 1-3 PM
SINGLE STORY RENOVATED newer appliances, thermal windows, huge yard, highway access. $74,900 Livingston PR101558 JAMESHED SYED (618) 406-9775
7008 Alston Court, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384
3324 Piazza Lane, Edwardsville $369,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323
CONGRATULATIONS NEW PRICE NEW PRICE
6511 Fox Lake Drive, Edwardsville $330,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM ADAM HORNBERGER (618) 444-8681
3171 Birmingham Drive, Glen Carbon $279,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384
FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING
LISTING AGENT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER! DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 OR (618) 791-9298 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made these Associates leaders in the real estate market.
839 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville $148,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742
CONGRATULATIONS SELLING AGENT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER!
BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225
NEW PRICE! CONTEMPORARY 5BR/4BA, wooded backyard, open plan, long deck & screened in porch. $375,000 Edwardsville PR101369
4BR/3BA IN COUNTRY VILLAGE half acre lot, open floor plan, fireplace and much more! $144,900 Troy PR101542
Edwardsville 1012 Plummer Dr.
SUPERBLY CRAFTED & ARTFULLY DESIGNED ranch w/state-of-the-kitchen, hearth room, custom stone frpl, & finished walkout LL. $569,000 Edwardsville PR101340
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
IRRESISTIBLE 1 1/2 story w/fine finishes throughout. Amazing kitchen, 2 story great rm w/gas fireplace, & finished LL. $498,000 Glen Carbon PR101304
Prudential Real Estate Ranks Highest Overall Satisfaction for First-Time and Repeat Home Buyers and First-Time Home Sellers among National Full Service Real Estate Firms.
618-655-4100 CONGRATULATIONS FEATURED OPEN HOUSE SUN,LISTING MAR 20, 1-3 KIM FAZIO
FEATURED LISTING CONGRATULATIONS TODD LINNEMEYER
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
WOW! 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, main floor guest suite & office! Finished LL! Wooded lot! $443,500 Glen Carbon PR101496
CONGRATULATIONS FEATURED LISTING
WONDERFUL CUSTOM BUILT 4 bedroom home siutated on cul-de-sac. $329,000 Edwardsville PR101502
FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING
CINDY FELDMANN (618) 410-2202 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
BEAUTIFUL 1 1/2 STORY 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on 3 acres. Large deck overlooks private lake. $268,500 Worden PR101319
OPEN HOUSE SUN,LISTING MAR 20, 1-3 FEATURED LISTING FEATURED PM
CHARMING BRICK RANCH in the heart of Edwardsville. 2BR/1BA, 2 car carport. Immaculate condition. $105,000 Edwardsville PR101057
STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT property located in Montclaire. Close to schools, shopping & entertainment. $89,900 Edwardsville PR101408
SUPER CUTE! SUPER CLEAN! Move-in ready! Heart of Marine. All electric home. $114,999 Marine PR101297
ADORABLE 2 BEDROOM HOME! Only blocks away from downtown Edwardsville. Call today! $113,900 Edwardsville PR101382
FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING
WALKING DISTANCE to downtown Edwardsville, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Being sold “As Is” & in need of a handyman. $65,000 Edwardsville PR101337
RANCH 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, garage, drive-in basement. Great for rental or to rehab. Very large lot. $55,000 Edwardsville PR101330
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