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Ladies Night Out

Glen Carbon Library fundraiser planned.

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Comedian to perform at The Fox.

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15 Dining in Missouri Find the perfect evening out.

16 Going international Branson to offer many flavors.

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What’s Happening Friday Feb. 28____________ • O rc h i d S h o w, M i s s o u r i Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through March 23. • St. Louis Boat and Sports Show, America’s Center, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Mardi Gras STL – Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball, St. Louis City Hall Rotunda, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. • 2 Chainz 2 Good To Be TRU Tour w/Pusha T, August Alsina, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • A r i s to c ra t L a u n d ro m a t w/Moon Glampers, Hideous Gentlemen, Solo-Zunder, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers, Casa Loma Ballroom, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: Ginastera, Rochmaninoff & Elgar, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Battle for Pointfest 2014 w/ Hollow Point Heroes, Driven by Fate, Evading Azrael, Anguish of Atrophy, FTP, Barewire, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. • Habib Koite and Raul Midon, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Westward Sons, Cicero's,

University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Mass Appeal - Dre Day, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • Jersey Boys, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Rep presents Other Desert C i t i e s, B row n i n g M a i n s ta g e Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • M u s ta rd S e e d T h e a t re presents Gee's Bend, Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre, Clayton, 8:00 p.m. • Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography Prints from St. Louis Collections, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 27. • 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.

Saturday Feb. 29____________ • O rc h i d S h o w, M i s s o u r i Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through March 23. • St. Louis Boat and Sports Show, America’s Center, St. Louis, 120:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. • M a rd i G ra s S T L - B u d Light Grand Parade, Soulard Neighborhood, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m.

• Mardi Gras STL - Bud Light Party Tent, Soulard Market Park, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Psycho Beach Party w/Go! Tsunami, The Mad Titans, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • M a rd i G ra s Pa ra d e w / Gumbohead, Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 10:00 a.m. • M o i p e i Q u a r te t , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Gumbohead w/Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 10:00 a.m. • Willie Akins & Dave Venn, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Midwest Avengers, F.O.A.D., Exit 714, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. • T h e D i ve P o e t s w / T h e Poorhouse Says, Arr!, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • 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. • New Media Series—Marco Brambilla: Evolution (Megaplex), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 30. • Jaqueline Piatigorsky: Patron, Player, Pioneer Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 13.

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People Annual fundraiser for the Glen Carbon Centennial Library sees some changes By BILL TUCKER Of The Edge

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et the men have the basketball, the ladies are planning their own March Madness.

Adjusting its schedule just a bit, the Friends of the Glen Carbon Library will conduct the third annual Ladies' Night Out from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 7. The event will again be conducted at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The event – which is devoted exclusively to women – had been conducted near Valentine's Day in the past. But Glen Carbon Friends of the Library spokesperson Pauline Petersen said circumstances have changed just a bit. "We have changed our event from February to March for a couple of reasons. One, we are hoping the cold and snowy weather will be gone by then," Petersen said. "Two, we thought it would a fun time for us girls to take a break from basketball's March Madness tournaments and hove our own kind of March Madness, shopping and socializing with friends." All proceeds from the event go to the Glen Carbon Centennial Library and help support its many educational programs and events offered, free of charge, to patrons. Shopping and sampling are two biggest draws each year at Ladies Night Out and that won't change. "As always, our ultimate goal for Ladies Night Out @ the Library – March Madness – is to mix the fun of shopping in with a party atmosphere for a unique and enjoyable experience. Among the

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Pictured are scenes from previous Ladies Night Out events at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library. stacks of books, our guests for the evening will find 40-plus vendors offering a wide variety of products," Petersen said. "They include: jewelry, home decor, gifts, purses, health and personal consultants and more." And, like years past, there will be food and wine. "The always popular food sample tasting provided by our pizza,

sweets and other food vendors will be accompanied by wine tasting and light appetizers provided by The Friends of the Library," Petersen said. The lineup of vendors has changed a bit, too, so guests won't see the same things they saw previously. "We have some exciting new vendors joining us this year along with many others who have participated in one or both of our

LNO events," Petersen said. "Guests and vendors alike have told us how much they enjoy this event and how they look forward to attending. Because of this, we are keeping the format for the evening pretty much the same as in previous years with a few tweaks here and there." Two things that have helped set Ladies Night Out apart will be returning – and they have nothing in

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common. "One favorite is wine tasting offered by the Friends of the Library from Crushed Grapes. Guests will also enjoy complimentary appetizers, punch and coffee," Petersen said. "A secure coat check room is another unique and popular amenity we offer to our guests. Who wants to deal with a cumbersome coat while you are shopping, visiting or snacking?" If all that isn't enough, Petersen said there is more. "Besides the unique shoppiing experience, there will be tables of silent auction items to bid on, generously donated by our vendors and local businesses," Petersen said. "We will also have lots of door prizes and a 50/50 raffle so there will be many lucky winners among our guests." Petersen said, however, there's always room for more as the ultimate goal is assist the library. "The event always receives generous support from businesses in our community who provide sponsorship. The sponsorship funds go toward expenses for the event," Petersen said. "It's simple, the more sponsors we have, the more of our proceeds from the event go to the library." Businesses or organizations interested in being sponsors should call 288-2122 or email pauline@ drslist.com or sjernigan@charter.net. Sponsors will be listed in the Ladies Night Out program, the libraries' newsletter that go to all their patrons and other promotional materials for for the event. Tickets are available at the Library Hel Desk. For more information, call 2881212 or 288-2212.

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English stand-up comedian headed to The Fox For The Edge Fox Concerts & WestBeth Entertainment presents Eddie Izzard – The World Tour on June 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $73, $58, $48 and $38 and are on sale online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever; launched in March of 2013, the tour will take Izzard to 25 countries on five continents. From Cardiff to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The Far East and Australia.  Izzard recently completed runs in France performing entirely in French and in Berlin performing

entirely in German. One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. On TV, Izzard most recently guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC. He starred in and served as a producer on

the critically acclaimed FX Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the final season of Showtime’s United States of Tara, and his 2010 documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nomination. His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard. com.

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People People planner Gill to headline benefit concert Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the second annual “Ozzie & Friends Concert – A Benefit for PGA Reach,” featuring Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill and worldrenowned comedian Kathleen Madigan, with Smith’s son, and American Idol finalist, Nikko Smith as the opening act. The Ozzie & Friends Concert will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the event, beginning at $30 each, will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, February 14, 2014. In addition to selling more than 26 million albums, Gill has been honored with multiple industry accolades, including 20 Grammy Awards, 18 CMA Awards, and Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994.  Madigan, meanwhile, is a St. Louis Native who has won the American Comedy and Phyllis Diller Award for “Best Female Comedian.” All proceeds will directly benefit PGA REACH (Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community, and Health), helping keep St. Louisarea youths in school.  Founded locally by the Gateway PGA Foundation, the PGA of America, and the St. Louis golfing community, PGA REACH has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, and Urban K-Life to help fill idle time for at-risk youth, improving

their health, wellness and career prospects. Within those partner programs, PGA REACH also has a larger goal of applying the lessons learned in golf – including focus and determination – well beyond the 18th hole. “PGA REACH is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart,” said Smith, who serves as the president of the Gateway PGA Foundation. “Youths spend more than 80 percent of their days outside the classroom. Our partner organizations help fill that idle time with productive activities.  Meanwhile, introducing them to the sport of golf, which requires immense self-control and discipline, will no doubt carry over to other parts of their lives and help them fulfill their potential within our community.” For more information on PGA REACH please visit www. gatewaypga.org/pgareach Ozzie and Friends tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster. com.

Ansari to appear at The Fox Fox Concerts presents Aziz Ansari "Modern Romance" April 24 at 7:30 pm Live at The Fox Theatre. Tickets are $50.50, $40.50, $35.50 & $30.50 and are available at metrotix. com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him “the funniest man under 30." He recently debut his much anticipated third hour-long standup special Buried Alive on Netflix in

November. The special was named one of the best standup specials of the year by The Onion AV Club and Paste Magazine. Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved Emmynominated NBC series Parks and Recreation, which is now in its sixth season. Ansari’s portrayal of government employee ‘Tom Haverford’ has earned him critical praise including Entertainment Weekly naming him one of their “Breakout TV Stars,” TV Guide naming him a “Scene Stealer” and People Magazine naming him 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Prime Time.” Additionally, Ansari has landed a book deal with The Penguin Press about modern dating and how the basic issues facing a single person— whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next— have been radically altered by new technologies.   Ansari has also kept busy in the film world. His voice was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox animated hit film Epic, and he made a cameo in This Is The End opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco. He was previously seen starring in the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride and Universal’s Funny People. Additional film credits include Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man, Observe and Report, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Ansari's stand up work has been unparalleled over the past few years. His second hour-long standup special “Dangerously Delicious” was self-released online through AzizAnsari.com for $5. In 2010, he had an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central titled “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.”

The special and subsequent DVD/ CD were both extremely successful and both albums continue to be a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy bestseller list.

Feed the Need to feature John Michael Montgomery Senior Services Plus, a notfor-profit organization offering programs and services for older adults, announced the date and entertainment for their 5th Annual Feed the Need concert. The concert will be held at the Riverfront Amphitheater, located at 1 Riverfront Drive in Alton, Illinois. Executive Director Jonathan Becker announced that country superstar John Michael Montgomery will be playing at the Riverfront Amphitheater in Alton this summer on June 7, 2014. John Michael Montgomery has had several country hits like, ‘I Swear’, ‘Sold’, ‘Be My Baby Tonight’, I Love The Way You Love Me’ and many, many more great songs.  Local favorite The Harmon

Family Bluegrass Band is named as opening act. The group is originally from Shipman, Illinois.  The Harman Family Bluegrass Band today consists of first and second generation musicians having deep roots dating back to 1975.  The Harman’s music style ranges from traditional to contemporary bluegrass, country, gospel and other various types of music.  “Entertaining you is our goal and is as much fun for us as the music we play.” The Feed the Need concert brings the community together with the goal of raising awareness for the Meals On Wheels program.  All proceeds from the concert will benefit the agency’s Meals On Wheels program.  Senior Services Plus is providing 650 meals daily, covering 22 townships in Madison and St. Clair counties. Ti c k e t s a re $ 3 0 e a c h , a n d a re a v a i l a b l e o n l i n e a t seniorservicesplus.org. Tickets are also available at the agency’s Alton center, located at 2603 North Rodgers Avenue, Alton, Illinois.  For more information, please call 618465-3298 or 1-800-233-4904. 

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People People planner Programs scheduled at McKendree's Hett An eclectic season of entertainment will bring some famous musical names, as well as dinosaurs, dance and comedy, to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University in 2014. Buy tickets online at theHett.com, the box office, or by calling 618-5376863 (1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6863). All events are open to the public and held at the 488-seat performing arts center on campus. Ticket prices range from $5 for children to $26 for adults, with discounts for seniors and students. Many programs are free, including the speaker series, films, and several concerts. The entertainment season features the following: March 5, 7:30 p.m.: Valentina Igoshina is an acclaimed Russian pianist who has performed on many of the world’s grand concert stages. March 8, 3 p.m.: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo uses giant puppets, stiltwalkers and inflatables in a unique, interactive show in which children accompany the lifelike creatures on a journey to prehistoric Australia. April 3, 7:30 p.m.: The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book One: Target Earth is a 21st century mash-up of comic books, sci-fi and radio adventure drama for the kid in everyone. Nov. 11 & March 31, 7:30 p.m.: Saint Louis Symphony Mondays feature chamber ensembles of Symphony musicians. May 4, 3 p.m.: Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra presents the region’s finest young musicians, from 35 schools throughout greater St. Louis and beyond. Admission is free for the Distinguished Speaker Series: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Temple Grandin is a remarkable author, advocate and educator who channeled her experience as a person with autism to revolutionize the way livestock are treated at packing facilities. April 21, 7:30 p.m.: David J.R. Frakt, an expert in the field of international war crimes and military law, is an attorney, law professor and lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve. The Met at The Hett presents theNew York Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” series simulcast in high-definition: “Prince Igor,” March 2; “Werther,” March 15; “La Bohème,” April 5; “Così fan tutte,” April 26; and “La Cenerentola,” May 11. All performances begin at midday. Tickets for each opera are $18 adults, $15 seniors, and $10 for full-time students.

Lincoln Museum to exhibit movie props An exhibit of sets, costumes and props from Steven Spielberg’s award-winning movie “Lincoln” opened recently at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where it will be on display for years to come. Children can explore the exhibit free of charge when accompanied by an adult. The exhibit, “Lincoln: History to Hollywood,” includes the set for Lincoln’s office, part of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom set, costumes worn by the actors and a variety of props used in the movie. It’s being displayed at Union Station, just across the street from the presidential museum. The station will serve as an annex to the presidential museum where visitors can tour the exhibit and see video

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presentations about the movie. “Steven Spielberg is a master story-teller, and ‘Lincoln’ is a classic. Movie buffs of all ages are going to come here to see this exhibit,” said Amy Martin, director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. “And when they visit, they’re going to be caught up in the fascinating life of our greatest president.” “Lincoln” earned Academy Awards for Daniel Day-Lewis as Best Actor and Rick Carter for Best Production Design. “It is an honor to have this exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,” Spielberg said when plans for the exhibit were announced. “When we visited for research on the film, it was our thought that there might be an opportunity to bring such an exhibit to Springfield, and that is now a reality.” The sets and costumes are on loan from DreamWorks Studios. This allows the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to present the display at minimal cost to visitors. Children can tour the special exhibit at Union Station for free when accompanied by an adult. The cost for adults is just $5. Adults also have the option of buying the new “full experience” package allowing them to tour the entire presidential library and museum and the new movie exhibit for $15. That’s just $3 more than the basic museum admission price, which is not changing. Lincoln’s office is the key set in the movie. That’s where the president ponders how to pass a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery and pushes his aides to get the job done. The exhibit also includes a vignette of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom, the setting for emotional confrontations between husband and wife. Visitors can see Oscar-nominated costumes for Lincoln, his wife and his son Tad. Props include the stethoscope from the scene of Lincoln’s death, Tad’s toys and gloves used by Daniel Day-Lewis as he portrayed Lincoln. No tax dollars were to move the exhibit from California to Springfield. That expense is being covered by the Abraham Lincoln

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MoBOT hosts Orchid Show Travel to South America during the 2014 Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The annual show offers visitors a oncea-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection. The show runs from Feb. 1 to March 23. This year’s show is inspired by the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Visitors can stroll along the curved paths to water elements, living walls and vibrant colors as they leave Missouri behind and journey to a modernist, tropical display. The Orchid Show is a temporary display built from the ground up inside the 5,000-square-foot Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Show themes change annually to offer visitors new ways to view the collection. More than 500 orchids will be displayed as they would be found in the natural habitats with terrestrial orchids at ground level and ephiphytic orchids suspended atop tree branches. Orchids vary in size and color and include a number of varieties including Brassavola, Cattleya, Epidendrum, Gongora, Oncidium and Vanilla. The Garden’s sizeable orchid collection includes more than 7,000 individual orchid plants representing approximately 280 genera and more than 2,000 unique orchid taxa. Throughout the year, Garden horticulturists care for the collection behind the scenes in the private greenhouse range. Horticulturists juggle temperatures inside greenhouses to force the winter bloom of as many plants as possible for the annual Orchid Show. Spent blooms are replaced with new ones on a daily basis, shifting the look and landscape of the show throughout its run. Photographers are welcome to use hand-held cameras to capture the Orchid Show for personal enjoyment; tripod and monopod usage is not permitted

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indoors. O rc h i d S h o w a d m i s s i o n i s $5 per person (ages 3 and older), in addition to general Garden admission ($8 for adults; $4 for St. Louis City and County residents, with free admission Wednesdays and Saturdays until noon; free for children ages 12 and younger). Missouri Botanical Garden members enjoy free general admission along with free Orchid Show admission. Admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission on most Wednesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and younger and Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit w w w. m o b o t . o rg o r c a l l ( 3 1 4 ) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook. com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotnews. More than 45,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free general admission for two adults and all children ages 12 and under, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Members help support the Garden’s operations and worldchanging work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at www. mobot.org/membership.

Handler to appear at Scottrade Center Superstar comedian, author and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, is set to embark on a national standup comedy tour in support of the release of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Additionally, Handler will bring two “In Conversation” events to Los Angeles and New

York including one-on-one on stage discussions with a to be announced celebrity friend and featuring an audience Q&A. Tickets for the Live Nationproduced “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” tour are on sale now. More information and tickets are available at www.chelseahandler.com.  Tickets are $75 and $49.50 (price includes a $3.00 facility fee) She will appear Saturday, April 12, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Perhaps best known as the outspoken host of E!’s late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” Handler continues to offer international audiences her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary every weeknight. “I've decided to go on tour and support my new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. I think we all know how much I love the sound of my own voice” said Handler.  Handler’s latest book Uganda Be Kidding Me will release on March 4th. In this hilarious and absurd collection of travel essays Chelsea delivers some of her favorite stories while also giving travelers her (not to be believed) guide to etiquette, hot spots, and answers to some of the most asked travel questions.  A leading nonfiction author, Handler had three books ranked at #1, #2, and #3 on the Bestseller Lists simultaneously on March 28th, 2010 and currently has four bestselling books in print – a remarkable feat for any author. Her upcoming Uganda Be Kidding Me, will be the third book published by her Grand Central imprint “Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book,” the first Was Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, and the second was Ross Mathew's Man Up: Tales Of My Delusional Self-Confidence which released in May 2013. Her first book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection Of One Night Stands (Bloomsbury Publishing), sold over a million copies in more than 20 countries. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (Simon Spotlight), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Grand Central Publishing), and her most recent Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book) all debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.


People People planner “Hazzard” favorite to appear at car show The actor who made Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane an icon of the early 1980s is the featured celebrity at this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show. James Best, one of the co-stars of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” will sign autographs and serve as a celebrity judge of the classic cars and trucks on Saturday, June 14 in downtown Greenville. He will also present his one man show “Best of Hollywood” on Friday, June 13. Best’s career began in 1950 and he soon appeared alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest legends including James Stewart in “Winchester ’73” and Humphrey Bogart in “The Caine Mutiny.” Best was also featured in two of Universal Pictures biggest franchises---“Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair” and “Francis Goes to West Point.” Fans of 1950s horror movies may remember James Best as the star of the 1959 cult classic “The Killer Shrews.” His television appearances included two episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” and three episodes of “The Twilight Zone.” With over 180 acting credits to his name, Best’s most beloved character was Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane from 1979 to 1985 on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Rosco, under the direction of Boss Hogg, spent each week chasing after the Duke boys. Car show organizers have received numerous requests to bring in a cast member from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Best is expected to be a big draw to the event. In conjunction with his appearance at the Greenville Graffiti Car Show, Best’s one man show---“Best of Hollywood”---will be performed the night before at the Globe Theater, on the Greenville square. This 90 minute journey through Best’s career offers fans an intimate look behind the curtains, soundstages, and backlots of the studios and stars. Television and movie clips will be woven through humorous anecdotes, reminiscences, and Best’s imitation of friend and co-star James Stewart.

The Greenville Graffiti Car Show is Saturday, June 14 and will feature a variety of contests, food, and fun. The show is open to 1989 and older cars and trucks. Further details concerning the car show will be released soon. For more information, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at (618) 664-9272.

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 is accurate and timely. For additional information beyond that provided, please contact the event coordinators at the 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 IL Route 100 - Great River Road Grafton, IL 62037 A s i t e i n t e r p re t e r a t P e re 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 i n t h e a re a a n d m u c h m o re . 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. 30 Years of Friendship Quilt Show Saturday, March 8, 2014 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Main Street United Methodist Church 1400 Main Street

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they hike, enjoy crafts and have a snack at the The Nature Institute's Talahi Lodge. Two, one-hour sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month. Pre-registration is required and walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Cost is $5 per child. To register or for more information call 618-467-2521 or email pbrown@ TheNatureInstitute.org. ALT: Sex, Please, We're 60 March 13 - 16 March 20 - 23 Th. - Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Alton Little Theater 2450 N. Henry St. Alton, IL 62002 Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years because her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued "Bud the Stud" Davis, believes they come to

spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but reluctantly accepts the fact that "Bud the Stud" is good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia" to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested until Bud gets his hands on some and the fun begins. The women mix up Bud's Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopause, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions. This production is scheduled for March 13 - 16 and March 20 - 23. For more info, call (618) 462-6562.

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Religion Keeping the Pentecostal way fresh By Kurt Streete Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — “Dios es bueno!” (God is good!) Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper ’s head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor. “Jesus was an immigrant and outsider too,” Molina said, speaking in the warm Spanish of his native El Salvador. “God is here in Los Angeles as you struggle. God is there with your family, in Mexico and Guatemala. … Don’t doubt your value, no matter what society says.” Welcome to Sunday morning service at Restauracion Los Angeles, emblematic of how the practice of Christianity here is being reshaped. Latino Pentecostals have become an integral part of L.A.’s religious fabric over the last two decades. New arrivals, from countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador, already were believers. Others grew up Catholic but were attracted to the more intimate Pentecostal experience, finding comfort there after leaving family and friends behind. Now, with storefront churches dotting street corners and larger congregations beginning to take flight, an American-born generation is bringing fresh energy and expectations to the faith. Stout, toffee-skinned and wavy-haired, Molina is one of the movement’s most intriguing leaders. Congregants view him as more than a minister gifted by God. He is a role model, the manifestation of the good fortune that can come from the hard journey to America. When Molina began preaching in Los Angeles, there were 30 believers in his pews. Now he leads a megachurch with a membership of roughly 3,000 in a renovated movie house in South L.A.’s Crenshaw district — the longtime heart of black Los Angeles. “The special sauce here is the Holy Spirit,” he said, noting that speaking in tongues and faith healing are central to his church. Just as important is Molina’s message. “He has a clear emphasis,” said Juan Martinez, a vice provost at Pasadena’s Fuller Seminary who is overseeing the pastor’s pursuit of a master’s degree in divinity. “Society may have you in the shadows because of your immigration status or your economic status. But this is a church that says, in God’s economy, you have total worth.” Restauracion is made up almost entirely of recent immigrants — restaurant and construction workers, janitors and nannies — or their sons, daughters and grandchildren. Most are either in the country illegally or started out that way, said Molina, who once sneaked across the border himself. “In the crowd here you see the faces of Los Angeles,” Molina, 51, said. “You see the reality of today.” Ricardo Romero is part of that reality. Born in El Salvador, he came to the United States during the 1980s, using fake documents to make it through customs. He scraped by on low-paying jobs, working at Burger King and as a janitor. But the loneliness that came from being far from home led to a drinking problem and depression. Romero was raised Catholic but had tired of religion. Out of desperation, he visited Restauracion.

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“It changed my life,” said Romero, 45, who met his wife at the church and is now a U.S. citizen and an account manager at a janitorial firm. “There was a warmth, a spirit and ease that I had not encountered in church before. And the pastor was urging us to love God and improve ourselves…. It was not about wealth or becoming rich. It was about becoming the best student, the best father, the best person and citizen we could be.” Romero’s narrative is a common one at Restauracion, where an estimated 85 percent of the membership was raised Catholic. So is the story of Eneida and Abelardo Alvarez. Sweethearts growing up in Guatemala, they came to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. America has been full of opportunity, they said, but life is a daily struggle. Eneida, 37, works as a nanny. Her husband is a plumber. They live in South L.A., supporting three children. The church gives them strength. The Alvarezes attend services three days a week. On a fourth night they host a Bible study in their home, one of about 110 meetings held by church members every week. Pentecostalism — which spread globally after the success in 1906 of the Azusa Street Revival meeting in downtown Los Angeles — long has been known for its inward orientation. Members typically close themselves off from the affairs of a sinful world, shunning politics and social issues. But Molina pushes his members to engage. If they are citizens, he says it’s their duty to vote. If they can’t vote, he says they should go on marches seeking to change immigration laws. The Alvarez

family regularly joins the church’s s t re e t - c l e a n i n g c re w s i n t h e Crenshaw district and helps feed the poor on skid row. “We stay connected here with society, with our neighborhood,” says Abelardo, 42. “This gives the feeling that we belong.” Part of Molina’s draw is his manner. He can be fiery and piercing from the pulpit, but also welcoming and humble. Just as appealing to congregants is his immigration tale. “I have crossed the border and felt the cold handcuffs,” he said, relying for translation on his son, 22-yearold Rene Jr., because the pastor is a bit uncomfortable with English. “My journey permits me to have empathy, to understand.” Molina came into adulthood in war-torn El Salvador in the 1970s. He ended up abandoning Catholicism and joining Mision Elim Internacional, a Pentecostal church with a membership of at least 60,000 that trained him to become a minister. Eventually he headed for the United States, crossing the border on foot. After being caught by immigration police, he was jailed and returned to El Salvador. When he finally received a temporary visa and settled in Los Angeles, he slept in a cramped apartment and worked in a taco truck. Wi t h E l S a l v a d o r ’ s E l i m taking root here, Molina started a congregation in the rented sanctuary of a Baptist church. By the late ‘80s — at a time when Latino immigration was thriving — the number of his congregants was on the rise. “We went from 30 (members) to 70 to 200 … to 500 and then to 700,” he said. “We were ready, finally, to go big.” By 2000, Molina had become a citizen and his congregation had

saved enough money to purchase an abandoned movie theater on Adams Boulevard. Restauracion’s members, many of them in the construction trades, created a simply adorned church with beige walls, concrete floors and an expansive stage for sermons. Molina has become one the most important figures in the Elim church, presiding over the creation of dozens of “daughter churches” throughout the country. “Wherever immigrants were going,” he said — be it Portland, Chicago, New York — “we were there.” That kind of growth is an example of the way Pentecostalism is spreading, said University of Southern California religion professor Donald Miller. “It used to be that the movement was almost always from the West to other parts of the globe. Now there’s a sort of reverse missionization, particularly people coming from the Southern hemisphere to America, building

networks for believers here. “In a very real way,” Miller said, “these churches are revitalizing C h r i s t i a n i t y h e re w i t h t h e i r vibrancy.” Restauracion reached an apex about seven years ago, when its membership hit 5,000. Still, Molina was concerned that the congregation was aging and had become too comfortable. He looked at his own children and saw that the old ways would need tweaking if the message was to remain relevant. Seating at the church long had been segregated by sex. Many of the men wore coats and ties; the women dressed modestly. The preaching, restricted to men only, focused on warnings to follow the Bible’s rules. Molina tossed it all out, starting with the dress code and gender separation. His wife, Hanelory, and other women began preaching. The band that once played Central American hymns moved to Christian rock.

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

"Tim’s Vermeer"

“Tim’s Vermeer” is a simple little documentary that, in not 90 minutes, accomplishes nothing less than the demystification of artistic genius. We’ve long been romanticized by the concept of the divine artist, blessed with otherworldly talent. “Tim’s Vermeer” isn’t any less in awe of great masters like Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It just proves masterworks take more than pixie dust: They take hard work. The film chronicles the unlikely discovery of a Texas inventor, Tim Jenison, who believes he’s found the key to how the 17th-century artist painted with such photorealistic detail 150 years before the daguerreotype. Conspiracy theories have abounded, many of them focusing on his possible use of camera obscura (a device that projects an image on a wall or screen). Jenison’s belief is that some of Vermeer ’s most famous paintings (he left behind 34) were done not just with a camera obscura-like contraption, but with a mirror that enabled him to exactly copy the images reflected. By creating a rough approximate of this, Jenison (who had never painted before in his life) finds he can draw brilliantly detailed paintings. He sets out to prove his theory by exactly reproducing Vermeer ’s “The Music Lesson,” recreating the precise conditions Vermeer painted in. Jenison turns a San Antonio warehouse into a replica of Vermeer’s studio, right down to period-accurate lenses, paint dyes and costumes. It took nearly a year to build the studio, and four more to paint his Vermeer. Jenison is a bearish, inquisitive engineer who made millions with the early computer graphics software company he founded, NewTek. He’s a tinkerer, who has continued to channeled his curiosity into myriad inventions. He also happens to be buddies with the illusionist duo Penn and Teller, who decided to document Jenison’s audacious experiment. Teller (the silent one) directs, while Penn Jillette (a producer) serves as an on-camera interviewer in the film. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some strong language. RUNNING TIME 80 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"The Lego Movie"

Young and old fans alike know the joy of dumping a set of Legos on the floor and chucking that instruction manual. After all, throwing a portion of a helicopter on an incomplete racecar could produce the ultimate hybrid. In “The Lego Movie,” the toy brand’s first theatrical feature (there have been previous straight-to-DVD movies and also video games), audiences are encouraged to wave off routine. Lego doesn’t need a 3-D animated flick with a $60 million budget to drive sales, but it should expect a spike after this uproarious yet touching tale hits theaters. When average construction worker Emmet (voiced by an endearing Chris Pratt) accidentally falls into a pit at his worksite, he is met by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), a sassy, Goth chick channeling Trinity in this “Matrix” for kids. Wyldstyle believes Emmet is a “Special” master builder who can save Bricksburg from the evil President Business (played with charming bite by Will Farrell), who wants to douse the town with a Krazy Glue-like substance called kragle. RATED: PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for “mild action and rude humor.” RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

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"The Monuments Men"

George Clooney, movie director, started out with so much promise. He began with two stories about television’s power, both to distort reality (“Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” about “Gong Show” host Chuck Barris) and to reveal it (”Good Night, and Good Luck,” about Edward R. Murrow). Neither was perfect, but the films showed tremendous potential, particularly the latter, with its thick clouds of paranoia and cigarette smoke. But Clooney has gone somewhat astray, with the football comedy “Leatherheads,” the political thriller “The Ides of March” and now “The Monuments Men.” They’re not bad pictures, but nostalgia — made urgent in “Good Night” — suffocates the World War II caper “The Monuments Men” like it did the screwball ode “Leatherheads.” Clooney’s taste is very good, and in adapting Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter’s book by the same title about the Allied forces’ pursuit of art masterpieces stolen by Nazis, he has chosen a fascinating historical tale that also bears the intriguing question: What’s the price we’re willing to pay for art? But while a Michelangelo may be worth dying for, “The Monuments Men” is, at best, adequately priced as a movie ticket. Clooney, working from a script he penned with his frequent collaborator Grant Heslov, has fashioned his film as a traditional WWII flick, with a “Great Escape”-like score by Alexandre Desplat and a sentimental kind of soldierly chumminess. Only this band of brothers is more like an assembly of academics. A handful of museum curators and art experts have been gathered by art historian Frank Stokes (Clooney) to investigate and retake the troves of artwork the Nazis have stolen for a mammoth German museum planned by Hitler. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some images of war violence and historical smoking. RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

"RoboCop"

The original 1987 “RoboCop,” Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s first Hollywood film, isn’t so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold. It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justice-seeking rampages. Peter Weller’s RoboCop was a techno-Frankenstein created to tame Detroit’s rampant crime: Dirty Harry for dystopia. Remaking “RoboCop” is like trying to recreate a nightmare. That’s one reason why plans to remake the film were meant with mostly dubious derision: Hollywood, particularly nowadays, isn’t in the business of nihilism. Post-apocalyptic films may be all the rage, but a movie about a cop’s dead body shoved into a robot is a tad darker than Jennifer Lawrence running through the woods. Directed by Jose Padilha (the Brazilian filmmaker who made the excellent documentary “Bus 174” before shifting into action with “Elite Squad”), this “RoboCop” has updated the dystopia with some clever ideas and better acting, while at the same time sanitizing any satire with video-game polish and sequel baiting. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug

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material.” RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

"In Secret"

There have been many stage and screen adaptations of “Therese Raquin,” Emile Zola’s 1867 novel about love and betrayal. Perhaps most notable was filmmaker Marcel Carne’s 1953 version, “The Adultress,” starring Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone. It was a classic slice of film noir; a feverish take on a sordid love affair. “In Secret” is the latest rendering of Zola’s bleak story. Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaacs, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange offer compelling performances in a provocative remake that’s stirring until its withered end. Set in 1860s France, Therese (played seductively by Olsen) is sent to live with her aunt, Madame Raquin (Lange), an entitled and needy dame who forces her niece to marry her sickly son, Camille (played delicately and artfully by Felton). When Camille gets a job as a clerk in Paris, the three move from the country to the bustling city, where Madame Raquin opens a fabric shop. Resigned to an uninspired life working in her aunt’s store, Therese, who’s become increasingly lascivious, is even welcoming the idea of sex with her effeminate cousin to satisfy her desires. RATEDL R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sexual content and brief violent images.” RUNNING TIME: 107 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”

For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approximate. Even the camera must warily keep its distance in “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” She warns its operator when he gets too close: “I don’t know whether this is a skin commercial, or what.” Stritch captivates just walking down the street: greeting fans, chastising cabs, swaying to the music of the sidewalk. “I wish I could f---ing drive,” she says at the opening of the documentary. “Then I’d really be a menace.” The strong types usually seen in movies— caped men with powers, action heroes with six-packs — have nothing on this long-legged, 89-year-old New York broad. Stritch, who has long eschewed pants of any sort, has the kind of ferocious voice that old age can’t quiet. Chiemi Karasawa’s “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” is an irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls “almost posttime.” After seven decades performing in New York — on Broadway, in countless cabaret nights at the Cafe Carlyle — Stritch’s enormous energy has been knocked by the increasing years, diabetes, and surgeries on her hip and eyes. RATEDL not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. Contains expletives. RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.


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This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Joel Kinnaman, left, and Gary Oldman in a scene from "RoboCop.

"RoboCop" remake pats down original By JAKE COYLE Associated Press The original 1987 “RoboCop,” Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s first Hollywood film, isn’t so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold. It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justice-seeking rampages. Peter Weller’s RoboCop was a techno-Frankenstein created to tame Detroit’s rampant crime: Dirty Harry for dystopia. Remaking “RoboCop” is like trying to recreate a nightmare. That’s one reason why plans to remake the film were meant with mostly dubious derision: Hollywood, particularly nowadays, isn’t in the business of nihilism. Post-apocalyptic films may be all the rage, but a movie about a cop’s dead body shoved

into a robot is a tad darker than Jennifer Lawrence running through the woods. Directed by Jose Padilha (the Brazilian filmmaker who made the excellent documentary “Bus 174” before shifting into action with “Elite Squad”), this “RoboCop” has updated the dystopia with some clever ideas and better acting, while at the same time sanitizing any satire with video-game polish and sequel baiting. The smartest addition comes early, shifting the story to Tehran, where the global company OmniCorp has drones stopping and frisking in the streets. We’re introduced to this by talk show host Pat Novak (Sam Jackson), who appears throughout the film, brazenly promoting Pentagon propaganda, trying to convince what he calls a bizarrely “robot-phobic” American public that OmniCorp drones can make the U.S. safer, too.

It’s a damning starting point that already positions America as the propagator of emotion-less killing machine. When the story shifts to Detroit, it gives the whole film the frame of: Would we treat ourselves how we treat those abroad? Opening the U.S. market to its drones is judged imperative by OmniCorp. CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) is flanked by executive Liz Kline (Jennifer Ehle) and marketing wizard (Jay Baruchel, brilliantly smarmy). To turn the political tide, they decide they need (literally) a more human face. For their RoboCop prototype, they find Detroit police detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), who has been badly maimed by a car bomb meant to derail his pursuit of a drug kingpin. Gary Oldman (always good, less frequently tested) plays the scientist who preserves little more than Murphy’s brain in his new steel

body, controlling his emotions and memory with lowered levels of dopamine. From here, the film (scripted by Joshua Zetumer, from the original by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner) generally follows the original’s plot, letting Murphy clean up Detroit before his personality begins to break through and his attentions turn to his maker. Any thought-provoking satires slide away in a torrent of bullets, which fly in the way they only can in video games or (questionably) PG-13 rated movies. Kinnaman (”The Killing”) is a Swedish actor with an urban American swagger. Whereas Weller had to do most of his acting through his chin (obscured by the RoboCop suit), Kinnaman is a considerably stronger force, raging at his dehumanization. The fine Australian actress Abbie Cornish lends the otherwise metallic film a few moments of fleshy warmth.

"About Last Night" is a bit much By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge Mid-February was a box office perfect storm this year. With the Valentine's Day and President's Day holidays framing a fourday weekend, it was a bonanza in the cinema marketplace. We had romance ("Endless Love," "Winter's Tale"). We had action ("RoboCop"). We had a dominating family film that's sure to spawn a killer new franchise ("Lego"). Most significantly, however, we had another instance of dominating stardom by comedian-turned-actor Kevin Hart. His supporting turn in About Last Night is proof positive that the tiny man-child is here to stay when it comes to opening films. "About Last Night" is a remake

of the 1986 Rob Lowe-Demi Moore film of the same name. Both are based on David Mamet's stage play, "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." The action this time around is moved to Los Angeles where Danny (Michael Ealy) and Bernie (Hart) are a pair of wingmen that work in restaurant supply during the day and work the singles scene at Casey's Irish Pub at night. After an epic one night stand with Joan (Regina Hall), Bernie brings Danny along for a blind date with her roommate, Debbie (Joy Bryant of TV's "Parenthood"). While Bernie and Joan carry on in embarrassing, graphic, R-rated fashion, Danny and Debbie quietly begin to share a deeper connection and attraction. Their relationship swells quickly and turns into the type that's all doe-eyed early

morning coffees, Sunday walks in the park, and adorable Dodgers games all dressed in blue. The trajectories of the two relationships over the course of a year's time are similar, but opposite. Bernie and Joan flame so brightly that they burn themselves out and begin to hate one another with such a comedic ferocity that it really becomes the focal point of the film. Their darkness for one another manifests itself best at Thanksgiving time when Bernie has the audacity to bring a date (Tracey Graves) to dinner that is younger, better looking, and wears the same dress as Joan. A lot of wine and a lot of marijuana make the holiday one for the ages. As time goes by, Bernie and Joan find that their hateful passion has come full circle and leads them back to a

stable, if completely dysfunctional, place where they can be together. They're two crazies finding each other through the more perverse aspects of love. Danny and Debbie run off-cycle of their besties. They're stuck in that cooing, couples phase where they do everything together and it's so precious that it almost hurts. They move in together after just a few months. They buy a puppy, Pacino, who goes from mongrel runt to ginormous beast. One of the more syrupy things they do is wear matching Halloween costumes: her as an amazing Tina Turner and he as Ike (though I thought it was more accurately a great Andre Benjamin ensemble). Bernie (Magic Mike) and Joan ('Lil Kim) are at the same party, but spend time sabotaging each

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other over hate-flirting and drinks. Things hit a rough patch for Danny and Debbie when their ex-partners (Paula Patton and Adam Rodriguez) show up and a make a pass at each of them. Terrell Owens also plays himself as a former boyfriend of Debbie's. The rough patch turns into resentment and the resentment rolls downhill in an avalanche of doubt. Maybe this idyllic couple can't make it work after all. Most of the final act of the film is about redemption and trying to salvage what was once very special. Love is a fleeting adventure and "About Last Night" just about does it to death. "About Last Night" runs 117 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, language, and brief drug use. I give this film two stars out of four.

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Music Tuning in Old School Hip Hop House Party set at The Fox Theatre Rickey Smiley's Comedy & Old School Hip Hop House Party featuring Rickey Smiley, SaltN-Pep a , B i g D a d d y K a n e a n d the Sugarhill Gang will appear March 15 at 8 pm live at The Fox Theatre. Tickets are $75, $55, $45 & $35, $25 and are available online at m e t ro t i x . c o m , b y c a l l i n g 3 1 4 534-1111, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. R I C K E Y S M I L E Y: F u n n y man Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh for over 25 years. As a much loved comedian, television host, and top rated nationally s y n d i c a t e d r a d i o p e r s o n a l i t y, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering for audiences o n a n d o f f s t a g e . Wi t h t h e distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world. Rickey Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of

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Friday, Feb. 28 2 Chainz 2 Good To Be TRU Tour w/Pusha T, August Alsina, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Aristocrat Laundromat w/Moon Glampers, Hideous Gentlemen, Solo-Zunder, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers, Casa Loma Ballroom, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: Ginastera, Rochmaninoff & Elgar, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Battle for Pointfest 2014 w/ Hollow Point Heroes, Driven by Fate, Evading Azrael, Anguish of Atrophy, FTP, Barewire, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. Habib Koite and Raul Midon, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. We s t w a r d S o n s , C i c e r o ' s , University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. Mass Appeal - Dre Day, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 Psycho Beach Party w/Go! Tsunami, The Mad Titans, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade w/ Gumbohead, Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 10:00 a.m. M o i p e i Q u a r t e t , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Gumbohead w/Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 10:00 a.m. Willie Akins & Dave Venn, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Midwest Avengers, F.O.A.D., Exit 714, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Dive Poets w/The Poorhouse Says, Arr!, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Dr. Dan the Pancake Man w/ Louis Logic, ECID, Trak Masta Tom, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. The Lonely Wild, The Apache Relay, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Colored Sky, An Evening of St. Louis Jazz, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. Sean Jones Quartet, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Giving Tree Band, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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Open Mic Night, The Gramophone, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Paradise Fears w/Sunderland, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Julia Murney w/John McDaniel, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4 Cherub w/Carousel, ProbCause, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors, 7:00 p.m. Noah Gundersen, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Salt of the Earth, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night House Party w/Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

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Saturday, March 8 The Vondrukes w/The Takedown, This City of Takers, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: Verdi, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Sean Jones Quartet, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and

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Music Tuning in Billy Joel returning to Scottrade Center Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Scottrade Center on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. The concert will be Billy Joel’s first appearance in Saint Louis since 2009 and his first solo date since 2007. It also marks the 20 year milestone since he headlined as the grand opening performer for the arena (then Kiel Center) in 1994. “Billy Joel will be forever tied to the history of this arena as the very first artist who got it all started for us on October 15, 1994,” said Scottrade Center Senior VP of Building Operations and Booking, Jay Roberts. “As we flash forward to 2014, we are thrilled to welcome back the iconic showman who kicked off two decades of world class entertainment in downtown Saint Louis.” Joel has had numerous sold out performances in the gateway city throughout his illustrious career. He is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/ composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan, the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film "The Last Play At Shea.” Joel recently received The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States' top cultural awards. B i l l y J o e l h a s re c e i v e d s i x Grammy Awards, including the p re s t i g i o u s G r a m m y L e g e n d Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Movin’ Out.” Tickets are available for purchase via The Ford Box Office at Scottrade C e n t e r, Ti c k e t m a s t e r. c o m , a l l Ticketmaster Retail Outlets and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neosoul to rap-rock fusion. Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.   From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s,

the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.” Daryl also wrote the H&O single "Everytime You Go Away," which singer Paul Young scored a numberone hit with a cover of the song in 1985. That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today. On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The

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Katy Perry to perform in St. Louis International superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated Prismatic World Tour on June 22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 46-city tour is presented by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. She will be touring in support of "Prism," which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200 and remains in the Top Ten three months after release. The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with "Roar", while "Dark Horse" just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100. Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will open for Katy in different markets during the 4month North American tour. The tour stops Aug. 17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

" T h e P r i s m a t i c Wo r l d To u r is coming to light up some of my favorite North American cities this summer, as well as some new cities that you introduced me to through your video requests” said Katy. “This colorful show will bring you all the songs you know as well as ones from my new album, PRISM. I'm so excited that I got to handselect some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey - I know you'll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara as much as I do." The state-of-the art stage, specifically designed by Katy for THE Prismatic World Tour, allows her to get closer to her fans than ever before. The one-of-a-kind set design will provide concert-goers with a truly magical experience from every angle in the arena. Ticket offerings include a limited number of general admission tickets in the intimate “Reflection Section”. Citi is the official credit card of THE Prismatic World Tour. Details for the general ticket sale will be announced soon. Additional information is available at www. KatyPerry.com.

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to Touch in 2013 – Jan M. says, “Truly a very pleasant surprise. Who knew Springfield would have such a foodie type restaurant?” Want to dine at one of the superb winery destinations in Missouri? Watch this YouTube video. Chaumette Vineyards and Winery (22 miles southwest of Ste. Genevieve) is home to the Grapevine Grill. With an awardwinning wine list, the Grapevine Grill combines contemporary American cuisine with hints of France, India, Asia and Italy. To warm-up on chilly winter nights, try a bowl of Tuscan tomato soup and some fromage fondue. Flights are on the menu – wine and cheese flights, that is. Pair a 2012 unoaked Chardonel with fresh goat's cheese from Baetje Farms and a 2012 Chambourcin with some smoked Gouda. Extend your trip in the area by stopping at the Crown Valley Winery (less than two miles n o r t h o f C h a u m e t t e Wi n e r y ) and the Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery (just five miles farther north). Located 26 miles west of Hannibal, Mark Twain Lake is home to the Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse (six miles north of Perry). This unique, two-story log cabin showcases a hunting and fishing motif: dine amongst bobcats, turkeys, black bears, pheasants other critters as you enjoy the prime rib – the house specialty. With so many entrees to choose from, the steakhouse can satisfy any appetite. Finish your evening with a slice of their chocolate dipped hot lava bundt cake and ice cream. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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evenings get a little sweeter in Columbia, when the Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe transforms into Encore Wine and Dessert Bar. Cap off your evening with one of their delectable desserts, paired with a wine to bring out the sweetness. Try the White Passion with a sweet dessert wine and the Ultimate Sundae with a smooth ruby port. If you’d rather sip your dessert, check out their dessert-inspired martinis. Cap off your date night with a visit to Baileys' Chocolate Bar in the Lafayette Square district, less than two miles south of downtown St. Louis. The menu of two dozen chocolate martinis promises a very memorable evening – Chocolate Manhattans, Nutella and macaroon are just a few of the delicious concoctions. Beer, spirits and wine are available. Prefer to share your dessert? Try a Chocolate Inebriation (chocolate cake with chocolate stout and ganache); and the namesake Baileys' Chocolate Bar (chocolate stout cake, raspberry butter cream, passion fruit sauce and vanilla ice cream). The hardest part is deciding whether you should eat your dessert or drink it. The demand for a table at Stone Soup Cottage is so tremendous, you need to make your reservation well in advance. This Cottleville establishment is only open for one seating, Wednesday thru Saturday evenings, offering a six-course dinner for 30 guests. Dinner includes classic European fare with influences from southern France and northern Italy. (Five miles south of Mid Rivers Mall; I-70, exit 220).

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Travel

See The World in Branson Country music mecca about to go international For The Edge

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ee The World In Branson is an annual Springtime event highlighting the vast amount of Internationally inspired entertainment, attractions, and cuisine available to visitors in the Branson area.

The event is scheduled April 1 through May 5. See The World In Branson will allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy multiple cultural and International experiences in entertainment and tradition without actually having to travel abroad. It will be possible to experience most every continent and catch a glimpse of many various cultures within a single visit to Branson. Local theaters, hotels, restaurants, and retail venues will be representing countries from all around the world during this month long International festival. "We wanted to make this a fun event and allow everyone's creativity to shine," says one of the event organizers. Whether you choose to visit Mexico, Israel, Greece or Scotland, we have venues that will be decorated accordingly, and highlighting the culture of that particular country. An area wide International Festival is a perfect fit to for Branson. Already, entertainment such as the Acrobats of China, Twelve Irish Tenors, Shoji Tabuchi, the Liverpool Legends, Yakov Smirnoff and others bring the presence of Internationally acclaimed entertainment to the area. With this festival, many other area venues will be allowed the opportunity to highlight the origin of their own culture or a culture that they find interesting. "There are some very exciting things planned during the

festival. For example, we have a hotel that has chosen to represent France and, in tribute to the Louvre, will be showcasing an art walk throughout the property featuring both the owner's private collection and the work of local artists. We have restaurants that will be doing specials from very popular International cuisine. All of this is in addition to the absolutely amazing things the theaters and local attractions are planning," says event spokesperson Toyea Youngblood. See The World In Branson is just one of the special events that is held annually during Ozark Mountain Spring. Branson is known as the Live Music Show Capital of the World; it's our wish that you See The World In Branson - No Passport Needed! See The World In Branson is being organized by the Branson Area Receptive Association (BARA). For more information, visit: www.seetheworldinbranson. com/

Pictured are scenes from previous See The World in Branson events. Nations represented are, from top, Mexico, Germany and France. Photos for The Edge.

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The Arts

For The Edge STAGES ST. LOUIS continues to experience a steady growth in revenue while expanding its Musical Theatre programs. The 2013 Season broke all previous box office records, with nearly $2 million in ticket sales. The season saw a significant increase in box office revenue of 8% over 2012 sales, out-grossing any season in STAGES' 27-year history. Over the past five years STAGES has increased revenue by over 14%. The forecast for 2014 is looking even brighter as revenues are already up by $200,000 over 2013. 2013 marked a year of considerable growth for the 27 year old organization. In April, STAGES relocated its home for the Administrative Offices and Performing Arts Academy to the new Kent Center for Theatre Arts, located in Chesterfield, MO. The 22,000square-foot facility enables STAGES to meet a growing need for arts education programs in a larger, more flexible, state-of-the-art facility. The building includes four dance studios, two acting studios, two voice studios, a multipurpose student lounge, a welcome center, box office, and administrative offices, as well as a performance hall with flexible seating to be used for main stage rehearsals, dance classes, educational presentations, donor and community events and special performances. STAGES announced in December that it would remount its critically-acclaimed and record breaking production of Always... Patsy Cline, taking the theatre into uncharted territory. During the 2014 Season, STAGES will now operate out of three theatre venues; its longtime home at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, and now, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights for Always... Patsy Cline, increasing its Musical Theatre footprint and its impact on St. Louis. The new division, Emerson's American Musical Creative (launched in 2013), aims to establish St. Louis as a hub for the creation of new American Musical Theatre productions. AMC emerged as STAGES continues its upward path and works to fulfill the demand from growing and loyal audiences hungry for new works. The existing Performing Arts Academy (established in 2004), continues to expand as well, with programs such as the regionally unique Access the Arts program, consisting of classes, workshops and performance opportunities that enable area youth with physical, cognitive or developmental delays to fully participate in the Musical Theatre arts, and the teen a cappella group TeamSTAGES. These new

additions began to take on their own identity and it became clear that STAGES needed to create a more cohesive brand, to further build the associations between its two main programs, STAGES the theatre and STAGES the Performing Arts Academy. Beginning in 2013, STAGES began working with local brand strategy and creative services agency, UPBrand Collaborative, to redefine the STAGES brand and position in the marketplace. STAGES underwent the rebranding process to better position the Musical Theatre Company for long-term future success.

Lane. "The process of rebranding has been fascinating, taking a look at where we were in 1987 and where we are today, I am thrilled with what UpBrand has come up with. Their dedication and willingness to become ingrained in the organization, speaks to their talents and level of professionalism." STAGES 28th year begins with Jacqueline Petroccia and Zoe Vonder Haar starring in the return engagement of the show critics called "exceptional, must see entertainment." The touching and true story of Country music legend Patsy Cline returns to STAGES at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza on April

Fiddler On The Roof, the definitive musical about reaching for the American Dream. The season opens May 30 and runs through October 5, 2014. In addition, the 2014 season's Theatre for Young Audiences production will feature Disney's Sleeping Beauty, beginning June 18 at Chaminade. STAGES opened in 1987 with a budget of $50,000 and a part-time seasonal staff of eight. Today, the company employs a full-time staff of more than 30 overseeing a budget of over $4 million. During the performance season, an additional 150 actors and crew members bring the productions to life. To date, STAGES

UPBrand's clients have included both local and national brands, including St. Louis Symphony, Paric Corporation, Rawlings, Monsanto, Virgin Hotels and The Goddard School, among many others. Research of internal and external stakeholders and a competitive marketing analysis led to insights that helped the team reframe the brand architecture; define a new brand promise and, ultimately,create a new cohesive and compelling visual identity. Also developed as part of the identity is the tagline, "Experience The Story," meant to highlight what so many stakeholders feel is a unique characteristic of the STAGES brand. "It is a great time for STAGES and I could not be happier and more energized about our future," stated Executive Producer, Jack

22nd. Always... Patsy Cline combines down home country humor, and 27 of Patsy Cline's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," and "Sweet Dreams." The American Dream is explored through fame, success, and family during the 2014 main stage season. It begins with They're Playing Our Song, a song-filled love story based on one of the most prolific American song writing teams of the 20th Century: Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Carol Bayer Sager. The season continues with the Pulitzer Prize-winning How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a production that reflects the true pursuit of the American Corporate Dream. The grand finale is the Tony Award-winning

professionals have produced 94 musicals, with over 2,900 performances, and played to over 900,000 patrons Single tickets to Always... Patsy Cline are on sale now! STAGES Westport performs in the intimate, 240-seat Playhouse at Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO 63146. Subscriptions to the 2014 Season are also on sale and begin at just $99. Single tickets for the 2014 Season will go on sale April 7, 2014. Single ticket prices range from $20 - $57. STAGES performs in the intimate, 377-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road in St. Louis, MO. For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www. stagesstlouis.org.

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The Arts Arts calendar Friday, Feb. 28 Jersey Boys, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Rep presents Other Desert Cities, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Mustard Seed Theatre presents Gee's Bend, Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre, Clayton, 8:00 p.m. Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography - Prints from St. Louis Collections, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 27. 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. 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. New Media Series—Marco Brambilla: Evolution (Megaplex), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through March 30. Ebony Creations, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jaqueline Piatigorsky: Patron, Player, Pioneer Exhibit, World

Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through July 13.

Saturday, March 1 Jersey Boys, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Rep presents Other Desert Cities, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. Mustard Seed Theatre presents Gee's Bend, Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre, Clayton, 8:00 p.m. Art of its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 23. 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. Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography - Prints from St. Louis Collections, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 27. 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. 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. New Media Series—Marco Brambilla: Evolution (Megaplex),

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 30. Jaqueline Piatigorsky: Patron, Player, Pioneer Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 13.

Sunday, March 2 Jersey Boys, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Rep presents Other Desert Cities, Browning Mainstage Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 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. Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography - Prints from St. Louis Collections, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 27. A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 18. 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. New Media Series—Marco Brambilla: Evolution (Megaplex), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 30.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Peabody to host Family Night Family Night on Broadway will be held on opening night of "Peter and the Star Catcher" at Peabody Opera House on Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m. For each full-priced adult ticket purchased, a child’s admission will be free. This offer is valid for ages 10-18 for the Friday, March 7 performance only. Tickets may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com using offer code KNOB. Tickets subject to availability.    FishEyeFun, a fun and funky alternative to a traditional photo booth, with also be in the Grand Lobby to take some marvelously, “moustachey� photos with simple props that appear in the show. "Peter and the Star Catcher"is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. This show is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for 10 and over.

COCA announces 2014 schedule COCA (The Center of Creative Arts) has announced its schedule for the first half of 2014. COCA is located at 524 Trinity Ave. in St. Louis. Here's what's on tap: January 21 – May 5 C O C A 2 0 1 4 Wi n t e r / S p r i n g Arts Classes C O C A p ro v i d e s c h i l d , t e e n and adult classes in Art and Design, Early Childhood, Ballet, H i p - H o p , J a z z , M o d e r n , Ta p , Social and Cultural Dance, Fitness, Theatre, and Voice and Music. Multi-class discounts and payment plans available. 2014 Winter/Spring arts classes b e g i n Tu e s d a y, J a n u a r y 2 1 . Classes are held at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www. cocastl.org for more information. February 28 COCA Gallery Exhibition: Habitat – Carol Fleming Marks St. Louis sculptor Carol Fleming Marks specializes in designing site-specific and oneof-a-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 6:008:00pm 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

Wr i t t e n a n d d i r e c t e d b y COCA alumnus Christopher Page, Continuing the Legacy uses dance as a vehicle to take audience members through black h i s t o r y – f ro m s l a v e r y t o t h e jazz era, through the civil rights movement, to modern times. Large photographs are projected b e h i n d t h e d a n c e r s , c re a t i n g 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. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www. cocastl.org for more information. March 7 Conversation with the Choreographer Allison Zamorski from the Nashville Ballet showcases w o r k s e t o n C O C A’ s s t u d e n t dance companies. As the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee, Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers.

Together with second company NB2 (a pre-professional training company), Nashville Ballet serves nearly 70,000 adults and children annually through performances a n d o u t re a c h a n d c o m m u n i t y engagement programming. The conversation is Friday, March 7, at 8:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Av e n u e , S t . L o u i s , M O . F re e . Call 314.725.6555 or visit www. cocastl.org for more information.

Jacoby Arts Center hosts eramics exhibition A ceramics exhibit entitled "Material Attraction: Diverse Reactions" opens at the Jacoby Arts Center, 627 East Broadway, Alton, on February 28th and runs through April 5th.  Showcasing the work of 20 artists from the Missouri Illinois bi-state area, this exhibit is the 5th in a series exploring the diverse and powerful ceramic work being made in this region of the Midwest.  The free exhibit is open to the public and b e g i n s  F r i d a y, F e b r u a r y 2 8 t h , with an artist reception from 5 - 8 pm.  An artist talk will take place Sunday, April 6th, 2 pm, at the close of the exhibit. Participating artists include Ben Bates, Chris Berti, David

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Above, a Greek lamb burger with a side of tater tots. Below, a plate of deviled eggs.

The Brickhouse in Chesterfield does it right By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge The Brickhouse Tavern and Tap in Chesterfield has got it going on. From its cool and comfy ambiance, to its drink selections, to its quirky and awesome food choices, the Brickhouse is well worth a visit. I recently enjoyed my first experience at Brickhouse with my friend Kelly. From the moment we walked in our interest was piqued. We went on a Saturday night so the place was packed, but we were still seated at one of the many couches located in the spacious dining area, highlighted by a number of televisions and a giant fire place on the far wall. And that’s right, I said couches. There were two decent-sized couches placed on either side of the large dining tables, making for a relaxed and comfortable dining experience. Brickhouse is great for a laid-back dinner with friends or a good spot for a date night. Once we got our menu, Kelly and I quickly found that Brickhouse was much more than show. The menu was comprised with hip and creative dishes from the appetizer menu to the entrées. Since great minds think alike, Kelly and I quickly affixed our eyes to the same appetizer to get our dinner started — the deviled eggs. Brickhouse’s deviled eggs are spiced up with paprika and small dices of jalapenós and topped off with the universal staple food that makes every meal perfect, bacon. When the deviled eggs arrived, they came on a small tray in a set of six. I was immediately pleased with their aesthetics due to the monstersize of the bacon slices blanketing them. Within our first bite we were both hooked. They were as delicious as they were beautiful. There was a nice little kick from the jalapenó that blended perfectly with the yolk and mustard filling the hard boiled egg whites and capped off with the extreme-awesomeness of the bacon. They were so heavenly one order wasn’t enough to appease our han-

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kering. We made the executive decision to put in a second order for good measure and for the journalistic integrity of this article of course. I needed to make sure the second batch would be as fantastic as the first. (On a side note, Kelly even recreated the recipe for a friend’s party a couple weeks later because they were so awesome). Now it was on to the main course. Kelly went with the Kobe, a burger prepared with a wagyu beef patty, sautéed onions, roasted red tomatoes, a spring mix of greens, brie and roasted red pepper aioli on a knot bun. Wagyu beef comes from a term meaning “Japanese cow.” It references several breeds of Japanese cattle that are said to provide a very high quality and healthier form of beef. It was the most expensive burger on the brick burger portion of the menu, but Kelly was satisfied, which is all that matters. It was accompanied with a side of fries which she also enjoyed. I went with the Greek lamb burger for my main course. It consisted

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of Greek seasoned ground lamb, goat cheese, pesto, red pepper aioli, house-made pickled red onions, tomato and arugula on a toasted brioche bun. To accompany this highbrow culinary creation I went with a side of tater tots. I always feel like I’m reverting back to childhood by eating some good tots and it tempered my feeling of pretentiousness from ordering such an elitist burger. I was pleased with both my main course and my side of tots. The lamb burger was delicious, from the sweet and lean taste of the lamb, to the oily goodness added by the pesto. The brioche bun provided a light and puffy outer layer to the experience, too. The only problem I found was the lamb didn’t hold together very well as a sandwich; it began to crumble apart onto my plate, but the high quality of the taste was never brought into question and I trudged through my meal without a problem. The tots made for a great wing man for my sandwich, providing a

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mashed portion of grated potatoes inside a golden shell of crispy fried goodness that held up to the fond memories I had as a kid. These were just a sampling of a wide variety of choices on the Brickhouse menu. Beginning with the appetizer portion of the menu, there was plenty that grabbed Kelly and my attention. There were the tap sandwiches: salami, roasted bell pepper and Creole mustard served on house baked soft pretzels. There was also the Shock Top mussels: mussels steamed in Shock Top ale, garlic and shallot butter broth. Those were just a couple of unique appetizer items. Brickhouse also offered a unique meatball menu which included: the drunken pork meatballs, consisting of homemade ground pork meatballs, bacon, buttermilk, tobasco with whiskey barbecue glaze, jalapenó bacon cornbread and fried shallots. There were also the buffalo chicken meatballs, comprised of chicken meatballs tossed in Frank’s red hot sauce, topped with bleu

cheese crumbles and accompanied by carrots, celery and bleu cheese dressing. Also on the menu, there was a brick oven pizza section, the brick burgers, several chicken wraps, sandwiches and big bowls such as chili, mac and cheese and baked potato soup. There was also the meat section which included main course dishes from pork, to chicken, to beef and fish. The drunken chops stood out to me, consisting of two house-brined center-cut pork chops, a whiskey barbecue glaze, topped with onion strings and served with cheddar mashed potatoes. Brickhouse even had an awesome soul food staple on the menu — chicken and waffles. There is also an extensive drink menu, which includes a fair amount of domestic, imported and craft beers. I went with a Boulevard Wheat draft beer with my meal, which is a good pale wheat ale from Boulevard Brewing Co. based in Kansas City. Brickhouse even has beer bongs available to drink from if you have a large party looking to have a little fun. There were a couple groups that had beer bongs at their table on our visit. It is a chain restaurant which I did not realize when Kelly and I visited. Fortunately, the Chesterfield location is the only in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the only one in Missouri. There are only two Illinois locations, in Niles and Downer ’s Grove. Other than that Brickhouse can be found in Texas, Colorado, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The cool thing is each location has unique menu items to make each experience different. Price-wise, Brickhouse can get a little high, for our drinks and meals and a tip, we spent $60 for the two of us, but the food was delicious and the experience was very enjoyable. We would definitely return. Brickhouse Tavern and Tap is a place to visit when you gotta eat.


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Staunton, 1, 2, & 3 br homes. Agent Owned. 618-781-1745 www.cislerrentals.com

End unit, 2br TH, 1.5ba w/d hkup. Full kit. patio unit. $665. 1yr. lease, no pets. 977-7222

2-3br, 1 full ba, Esic area, fenced back yd, All appls, w/d incl. $850/mo. 217-381-7069

Very Cozy 3 Bedroom, 1 bath home in Glen Carbon. Great locaton with garage, carport, and large shed. $1100/MO. 618-580-3021

1BR apt, w/d hkup Non-smoking, no pets. $585/mo + dep 6569204 or cell: 444-1004

2BR apt. Main St, E’ville. across from courthouse, w/s/t incl. Ref req 217-851-1398

Worden, 4br/4ba, $1700, 3000sq. ft., gar. 618-514-9954.

1BR apt. credit check req. No pets. $450/mo + dep. 656-3407 no calls after 6:00pm

2BR Loft, newly remod new kit, ba, wndws/drs d/w, w/d hkups. $695 incl. w/s/t. 593-0173

1br apt. Edwardsville, stove, fridge, d/w, w/s/t, no pets/smoke, from $555. 656-1480

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1BR loft apt & 1BR duplex $585/mo ALSO 2BR house: $900/mo $1000dep. 656-8953

2BR, 1.5BA Twnhouse in Glen Carbon. No pets. 1yr lease. $645$695/mo. 288-9882.

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Glen Carbon: 4br, 2ba, 2100 sq. ft., 2 car garage, appls. $1500/ mo. 618-560-9025

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3Br, 2Ba Duplex, Esic Area, 1 car garage. $950. 618-541-5831 or 618-558-5058.

618-624-4610 cecilmanagement.com Glen Carbon 1BR, all electric, stove, fridge, dw, stacked w/d, FP, trash pd from $615. 618-540-0896 carports available 2BR, 1.5BA, all electric, stove, fridge, wd hookups, from $695. 618-540-0896 FOR RENT: LUXURY TOWNHOMES AND APARTMENTS. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA next to Highland High School, Korte Rec. Center & 27th Street $695-$735/month. $500 deposit. Call (618)830-4985.

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Edwardsville, 50 Devon Ct. 1 & 2 BR apts. w/s/t paid Call 618-791-9062

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Glen Carbon office space, 900 sf, parking/ utilities incl. $1100/mo Call (618)972-4450 HWY 159-Maryville, 1200sq., 5 offices, rec area. $900/ 346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com

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3710 Cabernet Lane, Edwardsville $579,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298

3322 Snider Drive, Edwardsville $549,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM CAROLYN KOESTER (618) 791-6712

7008 Alston Court, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

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$124,900 Staunton PR101627 DANA M. ALLEN (618) 444-7222

$59,900 Worden PR101628 DANA M. ALLEN (618) 444-7222

3324 Piazza Lane, Edwardsvile $359,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4324

8 Rolling Wood Drive, Moro $365,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM NORMA LINCK (618) 444-8733

713 FREDERICK, EDWARDSVILLE UPDATED 1.5 STORY HOME w/oversized detached garage with workshop. $129,000 Edwardsville PR101626 KAREN CURRIER (618) 616-6891

3852 Ember Court, Edwardsville $329,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JUDINE LUX (618) 531-0488 CHRIS MILLER (618) 580-6133

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CUSTOM BUILT 2 STORY on wooded lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 car garage & finished walkout. $252,500 Edwardsville PR101411

THREE BEDROOM, OPEN FLOOR PLAN wood floors, main floor laundry. Call to see! $192,900 Troy PR101182

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36 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon $280,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

1579 Maplewood Court, Edwardsville $244,700 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225

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EXECUTIVE STYLE CUSTOM 1.5 story with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths on great lot. $595,000 Edwardsville PR101371

BEAUTIFUL 1.5 STORY in Ebbets Field. 5 bdrms, 5 bths, finished LL. Superior quality throughout. $579,900 Edwardsville PR101530

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ATRIUM RANCH 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with wet bar. $350,000 Glen Carbon PR100166

DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT LAYOUT! Soaring two story living room with wall of windows! $324,500 Glen Carbon PR101551

LOVELY UPDATED 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2 acres. Agent interest. $254,900 Edwardsville PR101547

SPACIOUS 5 bedroom, 4 bath home nestled on a private cul-de-ssac wooded lot. All new hardwood. $254,900 Glen Carbon PR101517

5BR/4BA partially finished basement, hardwood floors, open floor plan. Must See! $250,000 Troy PR101584

WALKOUT 4BR/3BA, 3 car garage, storage on 2 acres, partially fenced, freshly painted. $243,000 Edwardsville PR100994

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GREAT VIEW OF HILLS/LAKE. Vaulted ceiling, open floor plan, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $169,900 Glen Carbon PR101539

LARGE BRICK HOME on 3 lots, beautiful setting, walkout basement, attached 2 car garage, ingroud pool & more! $168,500 Edwardsville PR101332

4BR/3BA IN COUNTRY VILLAGE half acre lot, open floor plan, fireplace and much more! $144,900 Troy PR101542

SUPER CUTE! SUPER CLEAN! Move-in ready. Heart of Marine! All electric home. $114,999 Marine PR101297

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH IN THE HEART of Staunton. Nice home with lots of potential. $89,500 Staunton PR101172

SUPER STARTER HOME! 2 bedroom, 1 bath doll house in Glen Carbon. $80,000 Glen Carbon PR101215

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Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Angie Daniels 9209 Launius Drive, St. Jacob $499,000 CUSTOM built 5BR/5BA home on 2 acres.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Sharon Joiner 240 Glen Carbon Road, Glen Carbon $189,900 3BR/3BA ranch. Fenced back yard. 2 car garage.

28 Country Club View, Edw. Elegant 6 bedroom, 6 bath, walkout LL, 1.5 story. $649,000

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Chris Campbell 8 Fairway Drive, Edwardsville $397,000 5 bedroom, 4 bath on golf course.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Paula Rickey 20 Washington Place, Edwardsville $130,000 Great ALL brick 3BR/1BA home.

1 Fields Creek Court, Edwardsville Country living! 2+ acres. 5 Bed/4 Bath. $360,000

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Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Janet Urbanek 7853 Lebanon Road, Troy $375,000 Exceptional 1-story on 2.3 acres w/amenities galore!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Shaffer 8937 Wheat Drive, Troy $299,900 4BR/3BA. 3 car garage. New construction. Finished basement.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Shawn Uhe 220 Summit Avenue, Glen Carbon $99,500 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Great condition. Large kitchen.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Tony Forneris 2309 Preswyck Court, Maryville $250,000 Fabulous 5BR/4BA. Private setting.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Donna Hart 1706 Meadow Lane, Edwardsville $199,900 Attractive 1 story! Open floor plan! Finished LL. Very nice!

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Open Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 Hosting Agent: Julie Mayfield 223 St. Mary’s Street, Bethalto $89,900 Remodeled in 2013! Cute 2BR/2BA home.

NEW LISTINGS

209 Belden Drive, Edwardsville 1 1/2 Story, Open Floor Plan, Finished LL, Beautiful Bkyd. $234,000

3001 National Avenue, Granite City Well maintained 3BR/1BA. Must see! Completely remodeled. $104,000

1381 Miland, Wood River Convenient location! 3BR/1BA. Move-in ready! $89,000

1208 Broadway Ave., S. Roxana Great starter home or rental. 4BR/1BA. $51,500

FEATURED LISTINGS

118 N. Kansas, Worden Move-in Ready! Edwardsville Schools. 2BR/1BA $84,900

107 Friars Lane, Edwardsville Stonebridge 4BR/5BA ranch. Home warranty offered. $538,900

1 Ginger Crest Drive, Glen Carbon Beautifully crafted 4BR/4BA. Main floor master. $399,900

144 S. Timberview, Staunton 3BR/4BA home on 1/2 acre. New in-ground pool. $240,00

8824 Wildewood Drive, Worden Gorgeous 3BR/3BA. Full finished basement. One of a kind! $239,900

224 N. Fillmore St, Edwardsville Unique 3BR/3BA townhouse in Edwardsville. $235,000

110 King Oak Drive, Godfrey Over 3200 sq. ft. of finished living area in this 4BR/2BA. $199,900

171 Pine Hollow Lane, Collinsville Open floor plan. Finished lower level! $184,900

1135 Nassau Drive, Edwardsville Open floor plan & lots of extras. $177,500

1922 Captains Drive, Worden Holiday Shores Subd. Vaulted ceilings. Hardwood. 3BR/2BA. $175,000

427 Donnewald, Worden Move in ready! Motivated Sellers! Edwardsville Schools. $164,900

633 Vandalia, Edwardsville Charm & character in this 3 bedroom with large lot. $145,000

3663 Edwardsville, Bunker Hill Almost new! Approximately 1.8 acres. 4BR/3BA. $135,000

135 Woods Mill Drive, Staunton 3BR/2BA. Fireplace. Fenced yard. Deck. Quiet Location. $124,900

1514 Madison, Edwardsville ALL BRICK 3BR/1BA home in Montclaire Subdivision. $116,000

1717A Muny Vista Drive, Alton Open floor plan, great location! Agent related. $110,000

1215 Nancy Drive, O’Fallon DESIRABLE LOCATION! 2BR/2BA townhouse. $109,900

520 Bissell, Collinsville Lots of potential! Immaculate. Open floor plan. $99,900

3317 Wilshire, Granite City Cozy ALL BRICK 3 bedroom ranch. $90,000

116 George, Brighton 2 Bed. Updated. New Carpet. Appliances. Affordable! $69,900

3225 Wayne Avenue, Granite City Great Location! 2BR/1BA. Detached garage. $49,900

2528 Reveres Route, Granite City 3BR/1BA home with 1 car attached garage. $28,500

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444-452 MacArthur Blvd., Cottage Hills State of the art Tunnel Car Wash $299,900

8505 Collinsville Rd., Collinsville 2 retail units & 2 residential units, large outbuilding & ample parking. $165,000

240 S. Buchanan Street, Edwardsville High visibility for 1 1/2 story brick building with basement and parking in back. $99,000

Lots & Acreage xxx S. St. Rt. 157, Glen Carbon Great development property! 19.10 acres +/-. $975,000 Lot 4 N. Main Highway, Brighton Prime commercial lot on Hwy 111 $139,900 1143 N. Main Highway, Brighton Prime commercial lot on Hwy 111 $99,000

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2754 Route 66 Business Park, Edw. Prime commercial lot off I-270. 0.78 acres. $180,000

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

xxx Cedar Bend Dr., Wood River 6.41 Land for Sale! Property currently zoned for Neighborhood business. $140,000

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Lot 10 Commerce Dr., Jerseyville Very nice commercial site in a convenient location! $69,900 Lots 1-19 Grant Estates, Brighton Grant Estates is one of Brighton’s Newest Subdivisions! $25,900-$27,900 xxx Rock Hills Trails Subd., Wood River 48 residential lots, Edw. School Dist., priced in the $20,000’s. $17,500 - $29,500

xxx Misty Meadow Dr., Wood River 4.31 acres zoned MR-4 Multi-Family. $240,000

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