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What’s Happening Friday March 9_ _________ • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • Radiohead, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Hotel California -- "The Original Eagles Tribute Band", The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • Charles Wallker Band, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • Cherish the Ladies, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through May 12. • A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through December 30. • Joffrey Ballet, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary P h o to g ra p hy, S t . Lo u i s A r t Museum, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Kenny Zimlinghaus, The Firebird, St. Louis, Door 8:30 p.m. • America's Got Talent, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, noon & 5:00 p.m. • Classic Images: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 6. • M a rc h M o r p h o M a n i a , Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

Runs through March 31. • Ron White - Moral Compass Tour, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Edge of Darkness: Photography by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons, Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 12. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • Rick Haydon Trio, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Nic Cowan, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Howler, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Iamdynamite, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • St. Louis Family Theater Presents: If You Give a Moose a Muffin, Florissant Civic Center, Florissant, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday March 10_________ • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m./ Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • The Invisible Hand, The Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. -SOLD OUT • Reflections of the Buddha,

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through May 12. • A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through December 30. • Joffrey Ballet, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. • Mike Epps I'm Still Standing Tour, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years o f Wo r k s o n Pa p e r by E va Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary P h o to g ra p hy, S t . Lo u i s A r t Museum, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Syn-Aulois: Rembetika to Modern, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • R e d B a r n , S ta g g e r I n n , Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • Doomtree, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • America's Got Talent, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, noon & 5:00 p.m. • Classic Images: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 6. • M a rc h M o r p h o M a n i a , Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through March 31.

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Andrew Lee


Local painter to be featured at Lost Arts and Antiques By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


hree years ago Andrew Lee Adams was struggling to find a job. He had spent two years training in auto collision repair, but like a lot of people, he was facing the prospect of job hunting during the worst recession since the Great Depression.

But dire circumstances can sometimes bring unexpected good fortune. The recession, it turned out, paved the way for Adams to pursue his love of art. He is now working full time as an artist in Edwardsville and finding success with his landscape and abstract paintings and his range of customized knives. "I just wanted to find something that I really had a passion for," said Adams. "The art and the customization has been a real calling for me." Adams, who is mostly selftaught except for a few high school art classes, is always on the lookout for new methods and techniques to further develop his artwork. His work has been on display at Lost Arts & Antiques in Edwardsville since last

October. He will be on hand to discuss his paintings and knives at the next Lost Arts & Antiques' Artist Reception from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Adams said he had been drawing all his life but didn't get serious about becoming a professional artist until 2008. That's when he began selling a few small scale landscape paintings. His career gained momentum through good word of mouth and expanded his range of paintings to include a few abstracts. "People loved them so much, and I just kept at them," he said. Adams said he draws much of his inspiration for his vibrant abstract paintings from music be it rock, classic rock, heavy metal alternative or Christian. His first abstract painting, "Technicolor" came from listening to the song "Life in Technicolor" by British rock band Coldplay. "I saw that image in my head, and I thought 'Oh, I've got to paint that!'," he said. Another abstract, “Jagged Edge” was inspired by a song by band OneRepublic. “I just always believed that musicians, artists, poets - it’s like an endless cycle, we’re just always inspiring each other,” said Adams.

His landscape paintings include scenes from places he’s visited such as New Orleans, La.; the Ozarks and various locations throughout Illinois and Tennessee. Adams said he loves traveling and hopes to visit Colorado this summer to see some of the state’s spectacular natural landscapes. Adams paints primarly with oils but also works with watercolors and acryclics. Interestingly, he also paints using both hands despite being right-handed. His right hand, he said, guides his left. In addition to painting, Adams also creates customized knives. This process involves either completely or partially removing the handle of a pocket or folding knife and replacing it with a customized handle crafted from ivory, mother of pearl or exotic wood. He then decorates the handle using oldfashioned techniques such as fluting, which he describes as a dying art. Adams said he has had an interest in old knives for years and part of the fun is looking for bargains at flea markets and antiques shows. “I always used to go to knife shows,” said Adams. “It just came so natural as well...I consider that the same as if I was doing a painting.”

To view Adams’ work or purchase a piece, contact him via his Facebook page at “Andrew Lee Adams,” email or call (618)-972-4196. Lost Arts and Antiques is

located at 254 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, in the Wildey Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 656-8844 or visit www.

Pictured above is Andrew Lee Adams and, at left and right, are two of his works. Photos for The Edge.

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People People planner St. Louis attractions plan special events

There's so much to see and do this winter at the Core of Discovery! Each month, the Core offers a wealth of fun and exciting activities. In March, St. Louis families and visitors can enjoy a month-long series of special programming and events for Women’s History Month, along with exhibits and other activities in the area. The Core of Discovery is a downtown St. Louis family-friendly attractions district anchored by the Gateway Arch and Citygarden. Core attractions include the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, Gateway A rc h R i v e r b o a t s , C i t y g a rd e n , Riverfront Trail, Kiener Plaza, Eads Bridge, Discovery Bike Rentals and The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum. March Activities at the Core Women’s History Month -  Film Series- Women’s History Month weekly film series taking place at    the Museum of Westward Expansion Special Exhibit Gallery located    beneath the Gateway Arch. March 3-10, Dreams of Equality (Overview of the first public    women’s rights convention which occurred in the U.S.) March 11-17, I’ll Ride That Horse!:  Montana Women Bronc Riders    (Inspiring story of Montana women bronc riders who learned to rope,    break and ride the wild horses that once populated the Western    landscape.) March 18-24, Eleanor Roosevelt, Close to Home (Film on the l i f e    a n d w o r k o f E l e a n o r Roosevelt and the idssues to which she devoted    her considerable intellect and humanitarian concerns.) March 25-31, The Maggie Lena Wa l k e r S t o r y ( T h e f i l m captures    the spirit of a women who became a prominent civic leader, financier,    and business women during the early twentieth century in Richmond,  Virginia. When:  Daily, 9:00am-6:00pm a t t h e M u s e u m o f We s t w a rd Expansion    Special Exhibit Gallery Contact: For information, visit or call    314655-1700.  Cost: Free Children’s Reading Sessions- 15 minute book reading by a park ranger    on various topics relating to Women of the West followed by hands-on    activities. When: Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 2:15 p.m. in the    Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the Gateway Arch.  Contact: For information, visit or call    314655-1700. Cost: Free Discussion Sessions – 25 minute ranger talk on Women in the West    topics followed by Q & A period. When: Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 11:15 a.m. and    3:15 p.m. in the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the    Gateway Arch.  Contact: For information, visit or call    314655-1700.  Cost: Free P u b l i c Tr i a l P r o g r a m s – Visitors portray trial characters reading    scripts, arguing facts, and deciding a verdict in a historical      c o u r t r o o m .  M i n i m u m of six visitor ’s necessary or a


discussion  session will take p l a c e .  Tr i a l t o p i c s i n c l u d e S e g r e g a t i o n L a w s i n  t h e 1800s:  Williams v Bellefontaine or Trial for the Right to Vote:    Virginia Minor v Happersett. When: Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 3 p.m. at the    Old Courthouse.  Contact: For information, visit or call    314655-1700.  Cost: Free Lincoln Afternoon Speaker Series- Every Wednesday afternoon at noon at the Old Courthouse, a guest speaker will talk about an aspect of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. March 14, NPS Park Ranger John Pellarin, “An Army Like    That Could Beat the Devil”:  Union Troops of the Western Theater.  M a r c h 2 1 , N P S H i s t o r i a n Ti m To w n s e n d , “ F o r a Va s t    A l s o ” :  A b r a h a m Future L i n c o l n a n d t h e C i v i l Wa r Sesquicentennial.  March 28, NPS Superintendent Tim Good, “The Lincoln    Assass ination”:  Based on the book, “We Saw Lincoln Shot:  One  Hundred Eyewitness Accounts” W h e n : E v e r y We d n e s d a y in March at 12:00pm at the Old C o u r t h o u s e .    C o n t a c t : F o r information, visit jeff or call    314-655-1700.  Cost: Free Abraham Lincoln:  A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times – Jefferson National Expansion Memorial presents this special free exhibit at the Old Courthouse S p e c i a l E x h i b i t G a l l e r y f ro m March 5 to   April 2, 2012.  Text and graphic panels show Lincoln’s

life, accomplishments, and legacy, largely through his own words. A self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience, Lincoln guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession, and the Civil War.  He transcended his age to leave a constitutional legacy for all Americans. When: Daily Monday, March 5 through Monday, April 2, 2012 at    the Old Courthouse Special Exhibit gallery          Contact: For information, visit jeff or call    314-655-1700.  Cost: Free

Events planned in Alton area

The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the following events; NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM HAUNTED TOUR Saturday, March 10 7:30 p.m. Mineral Springs Haunted Tours 301 E. Broadway St. Alton Tour of the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, followed by an all-indoor tour of the haunted Mineral Springs Mall. Use ghost hunting equipment, attend a séance in the pool and end with a Tarot card reading. Refreshments served. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, go to www. or call 1-866-465-3205. VENUS & JUPITER CONJUNCTION Wednesday, March 14 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

462-6562. For more information, go to GARRISON DAY Sat., March 17, 2012 Lewis & Clark State Historic Site No. 1 Lewis & Clark Trail Hartford, IL 62048 Camp River Dubois, where Lewis & Clark wintered before their journey west, was a military camp and the soldiers were required to participate in training and perform other military duties. Stop by the camp at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site and visit the men of the Corps of Discovery and see how they spent their winter & early spring months training & preparing for their voyage to the Pacific Ocean. For more information, call (618) 251-5811. WOMEN COME BY CAMP RIVER DUBOIS Sunday, March 18 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center 1 Lewis & Clark Trail Hartford "Women come by," wrote William Clark. What was it like for women of the early 1800's? Come observe frontier women cook over an open fire and sew their family's garments. View the early 1800s settlers' cabin. For more information, call (618) 251-5811 or go to

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower 435 Confluence Tower Dr. Hartford Witness the brightest planets in solar system come within three degrees of each other. Don't miss the chance to catch a glimpse of this picture perfect event in our night sky! Free event admission. Admission charged to tour the Tower. For more information, call (618) 251-9101 or visit www. ALTON LITTLE THEATER: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR March 16-25, 2012 E v e n i n g S h o w s Tu e s d a y Saturday. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Matinee at 2 p.m. 2450 N. Henry St. Alton This show is inspired by the playwright Neil Simon's youthful experience as a staff writer on the Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince." This play does include adult language and may not be suitable for children. Tickets for this comedy are $15 for adults and $8 for students. For tickets, call (618)

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People People planner Pub crawl to serve as fundraiser

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., based in downtown Edwardsville has organized a local pub crawl to benefit Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping e n d t h e s u ff e r i n g c a u s e d b y Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 31. Participating bars include Global Brew (start), Stagger Inn, Erato on Main, Big Daddy’s and Laurie’s Place (End).The cost to participate is $50 per person, which includes a Pub Crawl for Meso t-shirt that participants will wear the night of the pub crawl to help raise awareness of MARF and the need for more research for a cure for Mesothelioma. All proceeds will benefit MARF. All participants must register prior to the event. For registration information, please call Ashley Sturm at (618) 650-6250.

aired on Bio, and he recorded the critically acclaimed album Has Been. The Milwaukee Ballet performed “Common People,” which was set to songs from the record; the event is featured in the documentary Gonzo Ballet. Seeking Major Tom, featuring a number of heavy metal covers and songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd, was released last year. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers.

Field Museum to host mummy exhibit

An unprecedented and limitedtime exhibition will be on display at The Field Museum in Chicago starting February 17 and running through April 22, 2012. Opening the Vaults: Mummies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the public to view over 20 m u m m i f i e d i n d i v i d u a l s f ro m Egypt and Peru held in The Field Museum’s extensive collections, including complete humans and animals. The Museum obtained most of these remains from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. Many have not been on display since and are being

shown in their original 19th century display cases. But make no mistake – Mummies is truly a 21st century exhibition. The Field Museum has a large collection of Egyptian and Peruvian mummies, many of which had not been thoroughly studied until last year because avoiding damage was a priority. In 2011, Museum scientists performed non-invasive CT scans of several mummies, virtually “unwrapping” them with digital technology. In the exhibition, these mummies are shown along with remarkably detailed scan images, allowing visitors to see for the first time pointers to the methods used for mummification, signs of serious injuries and illnesses, and offerings and jewelry placed inside the wrappings. “By studying the preserved remains of ancient peoples we can learn more about their lives. By using modern scanning technology, we have uncovered a wealth of new information without damaging the specimens in any way. We can now see pathologies such as injured bones and distorted or missing teeth. Evidence such as this tells us a great deal about the health of

individuals,” said Robert D. Martin, A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at The Field Museum. The individuals in Mummies date from about 5,500 to 800 years ago. In addition, the exhibition features artifacts related to Egyptian and Peruvian cultures, including canopic urns used in ancient Egypt to store internal organs of the mummified dead, an Egyptian stele or grave marker, and Peruvian grave figurines and gold objects.  Manipulation of the body after death has occurred in many different cultures. In Egypt, deliberate mummification, including removal of certain body parts, the salting of the body to dry it, wrapping, and internment in a coffin or sarcophagus, was intended to preserve the individual so that he or she could travel into the “other world” each night and return to the tomb during the day. Objects were placed in the tomb to help the individual on this journey. Many of the Egyptian remains in Mummies are in highly decorated coffins, although others are simply wrapped in linen.  Unlike the Egyptian remains,

the Peruvian mummies featured in the exhibition were not embalmed. Instead, the people of ancient Peru wrapped their dead in cloth bundles and left them in the desert. Over the years, dry air and other natural factors combined to preserve them. Because of the fragile nature of these mummies, they will be on display for a limited time. The exhibition is only open for two months (February 17 through April 22) so visitors who want to see these intriguing specimens and the Museum’s latest scientific discoveries need to hurry before the mummies are returned to their "vaults" behind the scenes at The Field Museum. Tickets to Opening the Vaults: Mummies are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the Museum and are priced at $22$29 for adults, $18-24 for seniors and students with ID, and $15-$20 for children 4-11. Discounts are available for Chicago residents. Tickets can be purchased at Special rates are available for tour operators and groups of 15 or more. Call our Group Sales office at 888. FIELD.85 for details. Thursday, March 8

Shatner bringing one-man show to Peabody

Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show Shatner’s World: We Just Life in It ( to cities across the U.S. in 2012. The tour follows a three week run Broadway’s Music Box Theatre from February 14 - March 4. On April 12, Shatner will appear at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner ’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film. “I’m looking forward to taking this show on the road and playing for audiences across the country, says William Shatner. “It’s taken me 80 years to get this show right! “ Shatner’s World: We Just Life in It is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment; Larry A Thompson Organization; Adam Troy Epstein; Larry A Thompson; Seth Keyes; and Josh Sherman. The show is directed by Scott Faris. Other creative team members include: Edward Pierce, Scenic Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; and Peter Fitzgerald, Sound Design. For tour updates follow @ WilliamShatner or on Facebook at ShatnersWorld Wi l l i a m S h a t n e r i s a n award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first realitybased series, Rescue 911. He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods. His interview series, Shatner's Raw Nerve,

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Music Music calendar Thursday, March 8 • Spin the Bottle, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. • Outernational (from New York City), Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • UMSL Jazz Combos, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Spectator with Ellen the Felon, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. • Chapter 24, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Rich Robinson with Amy Lavere, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Whitehorse with Cassie Morgan & The Lonely Pine, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 9 • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • Radiohead, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Hotel California -- "The Original Eagles Tribute Band", The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • Charles Wallker Band, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • Cherish the Ladies, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Rick Haydon Trio, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Nic Cowan, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Howler, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Iamdynamite, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m./ Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Syn-Aulois: Rembetika to M o d e r n , B l a n c h e M . To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Red Barn, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • Doomtree, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • NeedtoBreathe with Ben Rector, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Rick Haydon Trio, Jazz at the

Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • The 5 Browns, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Peter Martin Music, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Laura Gibson, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Jammin for Joplin, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 6:30 p.m. • Pepperland (Beatles Revue), Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Volcanoes with The Half Hearts and Zoo Animal, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 11 • Red Rock, 2:00 p.m./Radio Star, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Tim Schall: Cabaret Showcase, Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Empires, Saint Motel, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 5:30 p.m. • Lez Zeppelin with Thom Chacon, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • The Soil & The Sun with Dots Not Feathers, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 12 • Cheap Girls, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Boyce Avenue with Secondhand Serenade, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13 • Tribal Seeds with Fortunate Youth, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Live & Local STL featuring Urban Chestnut Calypso IPA & Big Brother Thunder & The Master Blasters, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14 • Scott and Karl, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 6:00 p.m. • Galactic with Corey Glover, Corey Henry and Orgone, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

• David Halen & New Friends from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Tennessee Two Piece with Danny Freund and Derrick Streibig, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Vijay Iyer, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • Chuck Berry with John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • On Stage at Powell: Low Brass Musicians, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15 • The Smoking Popes with Sink the Bismark, Roundheels, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. • Gaelic Storm, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Vijay Iyer, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • Justin Brown & Jesse Irwin of The Dock Ellis Band, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 16 • The Dangerous Summer with Weatherbox, Ten Second Epic, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Millennium, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • Cumberland Gap, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. • Kelly Clarkson, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Tyga with YG, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: All-Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Vijay Iyer, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. • Cafe Soul, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

Doors 7:00 p.m. • Maureen McGovern - The Sheldon 2012 Gala, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Heartsfield, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: All-Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 18 • Scott and Karl, 2:00 p.m./Sable, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • An Evening with Herbie Hancock and His Band, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Bach's St. Matthew Passion, The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminde, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Hayes Carll, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • St. Louis Symphony Orchestral Program: All-Beethoven, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • John Donovan, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 19 • Andrew Jackson Jihad with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Roar, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • The Sheldon Chorale - A Visit to the Music Mall, Sheldon Concert

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Music Tuning in Guarini to star at The Muny

Broadway sensation and recording artist Justin Guarini will captivate St. Louis audiences when he stars in The Muny's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, July 23 - 29, 2012. This will be Justin's Muny debut. "I'm thrilled to be playing the role of Joseph," commented Justin. "Being able to do it in front of 11,000 people every night, outside and under the stars, is truly magical. I'm honored to be part of the history and tradition of The Muny." Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson stated, "When I saw Justin in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Broadway, I knew I wanted to bring him to the Muny stage. I'm so excited to bring his talent, energy and magnetism to Joseph. People may know Justin only as a recording artist, but after seeing him on the Muny stage, they will see why he is an up-and-coming Broadway star."

Cowboy Junkies to appear in Quad Cities

The River Music Experience in Davenport, Iowa, is excited to announce the return of Cowboy Junkies to the Redstone Room on Tuesday, April 17. Starting with the seminal album The Trinity Session, the Canadian band's signature sound, based on traditional blues and postpunk rock, has garnered much critical acclaim and an uncommonly devoted international following. Although it didn't originally have anything to do with their sound, the Cowboy Junkies' name wound up seeming pretty accurate: their music was grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, yet drifted along in a sleepy, narcotic haze that clearly bore the stamp of the Velvet Underground. The vast majority of their songs were spare and quiet, taken at lethargic tempos and filled with languid guitars and detached, ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Timmins. Over the late '80s and '90s, the group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums that found favor in the

alternative rock community. Cowboy Junkies were formed in Toronto in 1985 after guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins and long-time friend and musical partner, bassist Alan Anton, recruited Michael’s sister, singer Margo Timmins and brother, drummer Peter Timmins to join them.  For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty. Albums like The Caution Horses (1990), Black Eyed Man (1992), Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (1993), Lay It Down (1996) and more recently, Open (2001), One Soul Now (2004), Early 21st Century Blues (2005) and At the End of Paths Taken (2007) chronicle a creative journey reflecting the independent road the band has elected to travel.  Cowboy Junkies are releasing The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The Nomad Series on March 27, 2012, marking the conclusion of an ambitious schedule of four releases over an 18-month period. The band has appeared on countless major television shows in North America from Saturday Night Live to Late Night with David Letterman and the Tonight Show. Their music has been featured in dozens of television programs and feature films.  Cowboy Junkies will perform at the River Music Experience in the Redstone Room on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at and by visiting the River Music Experience box office.  The River Music Experience (RME) is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and building on the Quad Cities’ musical heritage by creating a wide range of opportunities for our residents and visitors to listen, learn, and play music. 

Competition will land one band in LouFest

The LouFest High School Battle of the Bands returns this year to spotlight great young talent in

our city. On Saturday, June 2, and Saturday, June 9, Off Broadway will host the competition. On these two nights, local teenagers will compete for a chance to play LouFest 2012 on the side stage in Area K. From all the entries received, 12 bands will be selected to compete. On each night of the competition, six will perform.  From all the finalists, six will earn slots to play 30‐minute sets at the festival. The competitions at Off Broadway run from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. “We’re really excited to have this competition return,” said Brian Cohen, founder of LouFest. “Last year, the high school bands that played the Area K stage got rave reviews and garnered lots of attention for themselves. To provide that kind of opportunity for up and coming musicians is very important to us.” To qualify, musicians must live within thirty miles of St Louis (63110) and the average age of all band members must be nineteen or younger.  Full details are available at On August 25-26, thousands of music fans will descend on Forest Park in St Louis for LouFest. The 2-day festival features national and local bands, great food, cool retail, and a greening effort that includes recycling, composting, bike parking, and refillable water stations.  Complete details are available at 

Madonna to perform in St. Louis

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Music Fiddleback dazzles crowd at Wildey Local musicians cover all the bases By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge


hances are that if your musical tastes have enough flexibility to accommodate Mozart and Britney Spears, Pachelbel and the Plain White T’s, you enjoyed what Victoria Brannan and Fiddleback had to offer Friday. Many in the sellout crowd at the Wildey Theater certainly seemed to. The first half featured covers, most of which were rewritten by Brannan, who plays violin and viola, and violinist Andrew Driscoll. The second half featured such ear openers as the sizzling tango from the 1992 movie “Scent of a Woman” and Eric Clapton’s classic, “Layla.” At one point, Fiddleback launched into Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” overture only to see it morph quickly into Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” “It’s fun to mix it up,” Brannan said afterward. To make it work, Brannan had to change the key signature from Figaro to match Toxic’s. “That’s sort of the direction I’ve been going lately,” she said. “I’ve been trying to play classic tunes with rock. We’ve done “Hey There Delilah” with Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” where the melodies just weave in and out.” The "Figaro/Toxic" meld was punctuated by a Grant Krener guitar solo. Brannan, Driscoll and Krener are the heart of Fiddleback, but on Friday they were joined by

bassist Terry Kippenberger and Carli Bates on cello. Bates is the orchestral director at Liberty Middle School, and several of her students showed up to talk with her after the show. “To segue into 'Toxic' is just amazing,” Bates said. “They’re keeping it contemporary, that’s for sure. You gotta mix some of the old in with the new.” Bates grew up in Las Vegas and played cello throughout high school. She also played in the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra. “The scene in Las Vegas for musicians is pretty good,” she said. “I kind of gigged here and there. I played for Elton John a little bit. There were so many acts that came in. I just fell in love with that kind of scene. Luckily, I got my education degree, so I could still make a living as a musician.” Bates earned a bachelor ’s degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a master ’s degree from the University of Missouri. Then she applied for teaching job in District 7 and wound up at Liberty, where she taught Brannan’s daughter. The two women became friends, and before long Bates began playing occasionally with Fiddleback. “This is a whole new ballgame for me,” she said. “I’m a very classically trained musician, so to be able to sit up on stage and be able to play with them is just awesome. It’s really exciting.” Brannan referred to the Wildey Theater as the perfect venue for Fiddleback. “The acoustics are fantastic,” she said. “And the size of the theater is just perfect for us.”

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Hurricane Ruth unleashes new CD By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Listeners will feel the full force of power blues band Hurricane Ruth in the group’s debut CD “The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane,” which was released last month. The band is back in Illinois after recently competing in the International Blues Challenge located on Memphis’ historic Beale Street. “It was pretty incredible. We won the People’s Choice and the Venue’s Choice awards. It tells us that the masses like what we’re doing,” said lead singer Ruth LaMaster. Other members of Hurricane Ruth include Gary Davis on bass, Jim Engle on drums and David Lumsden on lead guitar. The band is based out of Glen Carbon. LaMaster said the CD, which was delivered straight to the band on Beale Street, has so far been received very well. An official CD release party is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Laurie’s Place (Back

Bar), 228 N. Main St. in Edwardsville. The band is currently enjoying a welldeserved break after several hectic months spent recording the album in Chicago at the end of November last year followed by several weeks promoting it. LaMaster described making the album as “very hard work” with 12-hour days spent in the studio. She said they used a 1950s ribbon microphone to give her voice an old school flavor reminiscent of the 1950s and ‘60s. They also recorded everything live with limited dubbing and processing. “We did about three to four takes on each song, and we picked the best take... I think it gives you a good feel for what it’s like to be at a Hurricane Ruth show,” she said. “We didn’t want it to come off slick. Blues played live is very in your face.” In your face is a good way to describe Hurricane Ruth’s sound. This is not melancholy blues you listen to in the dark by yourself. This is full on rocking blues that, according to the album’s cover, is meant to be “played loud.” LaMaster said her favorite

song on the album is “Roll Little Sister,” which she describes as “empowering.” “It’s kind of a victory song for women who have come out of abusive relationships,” she said. While not biographical at all, LaMaster said the song was inspired by women she has known who have come from abusive situations. “I’ve always had a soft spot for battered and abused women. I’ve had friends in these situations,” she said. “No Worries” has a slower, laidback pace that brings to mind the more traditional sounds of the blues. It’s a breezy track that recalls the blues of days gone by. “It has a vibe of what I grew up listening to,” said LaMaster. She said the song was nostalgic but with a sarcastic cutting edge to it. The intro by guitarist Lumsden was especially impressive. LaMaster said Lumsden, who she has known and played with for many years, is one of the finest blues guitarists around. “David is drawn to the blues. He is really a very fine guitar player,” she said.

The album was produced by Andon T. Davis. LaMaster said working with Davis made the recording experience far less intimidating. “He is just a phenominal musician. We knew that he would do right by us. He was diligent with the engineer to get the sounds that we wanted. It was very easy for us to trust him. Not many bands have that luxury of getting that exact sound that they want,” said LaMaster. In addition to the CD launch party, Hurricane Ruth will make several appearances at blues festivals and competitions throughout the summer. They will next appear at the Blues, Brews, and BBQ's Festival in Champaign on June 30. For more information about Hurricane Ruth or to order a copy of the CD, visit the band’s website at www.reverbnation. com/hurricaneruth or their Facebook page by searching Hurricane Ruth. The CD is currently available from iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

Tuning in The Fox to host Chickenfoot

Chickenfoot, the super group featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and front man Sammy Hagar have announced A Different Devil Tour in continued support of their newest record, "Chickenfoot III" Hardrockers Black Stone Cherry have been tapped to support. "The Foot are road tested and ready to roll and can’t wait to play the new songs for the fans!" says front man Sammy Hagar. The band's second hit single, "Different Devil" has hit #13 with a bullet on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock Chart and #5 on the Mediabase Classic Rock Chart.  This will be the bands first full US run since 2009. Chickenfoot will perform at the Fox at 7:30 p.m. on May 23 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $45 and $55 and may be purchased at the Fox Box Office, by calling 314/534-1111 or online at

Clarkson to appear at the Fox

Global superstar Kelly Clarkson announces her highly anticipated Stronger Tour 2012 in support of her fifth studio album, Stronger, which was released on Oct. 24. The first leg of her world tour kicks off with a North American 40 plus city trek beginning in Mashantucket, CT on Jan. 13, with special guest Matt Nathanson. Clarkson will appear on March 16 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tickets are available at the Fox Box Office or metrotix. com. The album, Stronger, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 2 on the Digital Albums Chart. All 5 of Kelly’s albums have debuted in the Top 3. The first single, “Mr. Know It All” has reached No. 4 on the iTunes Singles Chart and marks Kelly’s ninth Top 10 hit on the Billboard

Hot 100. Kelly recently won a Country Music Association award for Musical Event of the Year with Jason Aldean, for their hit single “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Entertainment Weekly calls Stronger, “a breakup album for the ages” while Billboard states, “she’s in her strongest form yet on fifth album Stronger.” The New York Times claims, “Ms. Clarkson is turning into the Mary J. Blige of pop,” while USA Today says “vocally, Clarkson has never sounded better.” Rolling Stone states Kelly has, “one of music’s most remarkable voices.” Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released five studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 9 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards, 1 Country Music Award and 11 Billboard Awards.

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The Arts Kidnapped in a foreign land The Rep will present "The Invisible Hand" By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Imagine you are alone in a foreign and unfamiliar country. You are kidnapped and taken hostage. With no one negotiating for your release, you come to the chilling conclusion that you alone must somehow free yourself if you are to survive. What would you do? How far would you go to ensure your own survival? What happens to our morality when the instinct for survival kicks in? These are some of the questions that are raised in the new play “The Invisible Hand” by Ayad Akhtar at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ final Studio Theatre series of the 2011-2012 season. The plot centers on Nick Bright, a highly successful player at a major investment bank, who is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group in remote Pakistan. He has no one fighting for his release and must take matters into his own hands. Full of questionable alliances and moral bargaining, this production examines how far we will go to survive and the consequences we must face for the choices we make. Akhtar earned a degree in theater from Brown University and, after graduating, moved to Tuscany to work with worldrenowned acting theorist and pioneer, Jerzy Grotowski ("Towards a Poor Theatre"). Ayad has been a New York City resident since 1999 where he has taught acting on his own and alongside Andre Gregory ("My Dinner with Andre," "Vanya on 42nd Street"). An alumnus of the graduate film program at Columbia University, Ayad earned a degree in directing. While at Columbia, he won the New York Documentary Center’s Young Documentary Filmmakers’ Award, an IFP Audience Choice Award and the Programming Committee’s Award for Best Film at the 2003 Columbia University Film Festival. Ayad is the author of numerous screenplays. He co-wrote and played the lead role in "The War Within," which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. It was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (Best Screenplay) and an International Press Academy Satellite Award (Best Picture–Drama) and released internationally. His latest stage plays are “Disgraced” and “The Invisible Hand.” “Disgraced” premiered at American Theater Company in Chicago in January. “American Dervish,” his first novel, was published by Little, Brown and Co in January, and has garnered critical acclaim.

The Rep’s production of “The Invisible Hand” is the world premiere and marks the beginning of Ignite! The Rep’s New Play Festival. This inaugural festival will include commissions of nationally recognized playwrights, culminating with three public readings of “Stagger Lee,” “Gidion’s Knot” and “Bicycle Girl.” For more information on Ignite! or to purchase tickets to the readings, visit The Rep’s website at http://www.repstl. org/ignite. The cast of "The Invisible Hand" is Ahmed Hassan as Dar, John Hickok as Nick, Bhavesh Patel as Bashir ("The History Boys") and Michael James Reed as James and the guard ("A Steady Rain") in this fascinating new play. The Rep’s production of “The Invisible Hand” is directed by Rep Associate Artistic Director Seth Gordon. The creative staff also includes Scott Neale, set designer; Lou Bird, costume designer; Ann Wrightson, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; and Champe Leary, stage manager. Performances will be in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the

Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, March 7 through 25. Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday evenings at 5 p.m.; selected Saturday nights at 9 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available for purchase. Ticket prices are $37.50 (previews), $45 (weeknights, Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays) and $58 (Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m.). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 9684925, or visit The Rep’s Online Box Office at http://www. For more information about The Rep’s production of "The Invisible Hand," including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play; photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep’s comprehensive public website at

Ryann Redmond, a 2011 graduate of NYU, recreates the role of Bridget that she originated in the Alliance Theatre Production. Elle McLemore (Disney’s “Suite Life on Deck”) plays Eva and Jason Gotay (Broadway’s Rising Stars and Rent) stars as Randall. Also starring are Ariana DeBose (Hairspray, “So You Think You Can Dance”) as Nautica, Gregory Haney (Memphis) as La Cienega, Neil Haskell (“So You Think You Can Dance”) as Steven, Janet Krupin as Kylar, Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde) as Skylar and Nick Womack as Twig. Additional cast members include Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Dominique Johnson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson and Bettis Richardson. The ensemble also features some of the nation’s most skilled competitive cheerleaders. Their combined achievements include over 25 national and 50 team titles in gymnastics and choreography. They were selected in collaboration with Varsity, the global leader in competitive cheerleading. Those members include Antwan Bethea, Danielle Carlacci, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Dahlston Delgado, Brooklyn Freitag, Melody Mills, David Ranck, Billie Sue Roe, Sheldon Tucker and Lauren Whitt. "Bring It On: The Musical" unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway with libretto by Tony® Award-winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony® Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony® and Grammy Award-winner Alex Lacamoire

(Wicked). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights). "Bring It On: The Musical" is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions / Glenn Ross; Beacon Communications /Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons; and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson, Executive Producers. Members of the artistic design team that help bring this production to life are David Korins, Set Designer; A n d r e a L a u e r, C o s t u m e D e s i g n e r ; J a s o n Ly o n s , Lighting Designer; Brian Ronan, Sound Designer; Charles G. LaPointe, Hair Designer; and Jeff Sugg, Video Designer. When the musical comedy premiered in its developmental production at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Wendell Brock of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called "Bring It On: The Musical" “one high-energy drink with fiercely funny writing, catchy hip-hop tunes and an explosively original mix of singing, acting, dancing and cheer.” Audrey S. Belle of AOL. com raved that "Bring It On: The Musical" “is guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love!” "Bring It On: The Musical" graces the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage March 27 – April 8, 2012. Performance times are TuesdaySaturday evenings at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday, April 1 at 7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, April 5 at 1pm. Ticket prices start at $15, $25 & $30; depending on performance date & time. Prices are subject to change; please refer to for current pricing. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at and by phone at 314-534-1111. Group discounts are available by calling 314-535-2900.

Artistic adventures "Bring It On: The Musical" comes to The Fox

The National Tour of "Bring It On: The Musical" arrives in St. Louis for 16 performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 27 – April 8, 2012. "Bring It On: The Musical" is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top team rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something - or someone - you really care about. "Bring It On: The Musical" combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for. Producers of "Bring It On: The Musical" conducted a nationwide search of over 3,000 performers before announcing the cast of the National Tour, which launched at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on October 30, 2011. “Assembling this extraordinary company has been an incredibly exciting – and thorough – endeavor,” said Tony® Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. “We found an amazing group that sings, dances, stunts and cheers. They are a talented group of newcomers, led by two dynamic leading ladies. I can't wait for audiences to see them.” Leading the cast are Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren. Louderman, playing the role of Campbell, is a 21 year-old newcomer from the University of Michigan. Warren, previously seen in the National Tour of Dreamgirls, portrays Danielle, a role she originated in "Bring It On: The Musical"’s developmental production at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.


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March 8, 2012

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Artistic adventures Lost Arts & Antiques announces programs

Lost Arts & Antiques Artist of the Month for March is Andrew Adams of Edwardsville. March 10: Artist Reception for Andrew Adams from 3 to 6pm. Join us for light refreshments, as we view Andrew’s paintings and some of his amazing knife work. This event is free & open to the public. Upcoming Classes & Events: M a rc h 1 3 : L u n c h b o x N o t e s Class with Emily Kimmey at 10:30 am. Create 6 adorable 3x3 c a rd s a n d e n v e l o p e s , p e r f e c t for lunchboxes or suitcases from Grandma's. $16 includes instruction, materials, access to stamps & refreshments. Bring a friend for only $14. Please contact the store at office@ or 6568844 to RSVP by March 10th. M a rc h 2 1 : L u n c h b o x N o t e s

Class with Emily Kimmey at 6:30 pm. Create 6 adorable 3x3 c a rd s a n d e n v e l o p e s , p e r f e c t for lunchboxes or suitcases from Grandma's. $16 includes instruction, materials, access to stamps & refreshments. Bring a friend for only $14. Please contact the store at office@ or 6568844 to RSVP by March 17th. March 27: Spring Cards Class with Emily Kimmey at 10:30 am. Create 4 fun cards perfect for spring holidays, including E a s t e r, b i r t h d a y s , M o t h e r ' s Day. $14 includes instruction, materials, access to stamps & refreshments. Bring a friend for only $12. Please contact the store a t o ff i c e @ l o s t a r t s a n d a n t i q u e s . com or 656-8844 to RSVP by March 24th. Lost Arts & Antques is located at 254 North Main Street in Edwardsville. For more information visit or call 6568844.

Tosh to appear at Peabody

Live Nation welcomes Daniel Tosh to the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, April 21th at 7:00 p.m. On the season premiere episode of "Tosh.0," Daniel Tosh announced that he will be going out on tour this spring. Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve will travel nationwide starting on Thursday, April 5 in Austin, Texas, at the Bass Concert Hall. During the show's hiatus break, the tour will be hitting at least 17 cities with additional shows to be announced. The fourth season of “Tosh.0” currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and consists of 30 episodes to air in three installments throughout 2012 (January-March; May-July; September-November). The series premiered on June 4, 2 0 0 9 a n d f e a t u re s t h e r a z o rsharp humor and biting (more)

commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. Each episode includes Tosh giving subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous with their very own "Web Redemption." A break-out ratings success for COMEDY CENTRAL, "Tosh.0" posted a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 4.3 million total viewers across its third season (up +63 percent vs. season two). Among adults 18-34 “Tosh” was the #1 comedy series in cable for 2011 and the No. 1 entertainment (non-sports) program on Tuesday nights in all of television among men 18-24. The purest of multiplatform hits, the "Tosh.0" blog grew to a weekly average of nearly 2 million unique visitors by season's end.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Productions planned at Black Box Theatre

Max & Louie Productions will feature two plays in its 2012 season, the St. Louis premiere of The New Century by Paul Rudnick and The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg, both being staged at COCA’s intimate Black Box Theatre (524 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130). The New Century will be directed by Ted Gregory, and stars Peggy Billo, Alan Knoll, Joshua Nash Payne, Laura Sexauer and Stellie Siteman. The show runs May 10th through May 20th, tickets now on sale at or at COCA Box Office at 314-725-6555. This provocative and outrageous comedy features a collection of hilarious characters, including a Long Island Jewish mother, the selfproclaimed “Most loving Mother of all time”, who belongs to a support group for Parents of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, the Transgendered, the Questioning, the Curious, the Creatively Concerned, and Others; a flamboyant, colorful, late-night Florida cable show host, hounded out of New York by the New Gay Order, who has never fallen out of love with the idea of being gay in its Cinema-size, Technicolor sense; and a craft-crazy Midwestern woman whose wacky projects, including

crocheting evening gowns for cats and competitive cake decorating, distract her thoughts from the son she lost to AIDS. All these poignant and hilarious people collide under surprising and comical circumstances, providing evidence of just where our new century might be heading. The second play in the 2012 season will be The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg, directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga. Performances will take place August 23rd through September 2nd at COCA. For more information please visit www. The New Century performances are May 10th-20th on WednesdaysSaturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2

p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at and at COCA Box Office by phone 314-7256555. $30 for General Admission tickets, discounts for students, seniors, groups of 20+ for $25, Student Rush available 30 minutes prior to show time for $15.

Bertoia featured at Gallery 210

The next exhibit at the University of Missouri–St. Louis’s Gallery 210 will feature a look inside the mind of an artist whose work embodied both eclecticism and practicality. “Harry Bertoia, Forty Years of Drawing” will feature a

collection of more than 30 rarely seen monoprints from the Harry Bertoia estate. The exhibition, organized by the Seraphin Gallery of Philadelphia, will be on display from Jan. 26 to March 17. Harry Bertoia’s works span more than 40 years and include his “tonal” sculptures, jewelry, modern furniture such as the internationally famous diamond chair.for the office furnisher Knoll. Sonambient sound recordings, sculptures and monoprints, drawings that he considered his

private journal. The Gallery 210 exhibition will focus on Bertoia’s drawings from 1940 to 1978. The drawings, mostly small-scale personal pieces, were frequently studies for his sculptures and therefore were never signed or dated. Gallery 210 is on UMSL’s North Campus at 44 Arnold B. Grobman Drive in the Telecommunity Center Building between the North UMSL MetroLink Station and the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. All Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public.

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The Arts Arts calendar Friday, March 9 • Christodoulos Panayiotou: One Thousand and One Days, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through April 7. • The Invisible Hand, The Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • The Joffrey Ballet, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography, St. Louis Art Museum, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Classic Images: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 6. • Gallery Opening- Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, David Bruno Gallery, St. Louis, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • Bug, Kranzberg Arts Center Blackbox, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., Runs through March 25. • Edge of Darkness: Photography by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons, Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 12. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • St. Louis Family Theater Presents: If You Give a Moose a Muffin, Florissant Civic Center, Florissant, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 • Christodoulos Panayiotou: One Thousand and One Days, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through April 7. • The Invisible Hand, The Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. -SOLD OUT • The Joffrey Ballet, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • Artist Reception: Andrew Adams, Lost Arts & Antiques, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“The Vow”

Rachel McAdams wakes up in the hospital after a serious car accident with no memory of the past five years of her life and discovers she’s married to Channing Tatum, lives in a spacious, boho-chic loft and has a successful career as a Chicago artist. That wouldn’t suck, right? Nevertheless, she must reject this foreign existence in her confused state because the plot of “The Vow” requires some conflict. This old-fashioned amnesia tale would seem totally implausible and manufactured for maximum melodrama; as it turns out, director Michael Sucsy’s film is indeed based on a true story. But it might have been even more compelling with some different casting. McAdams, as the perplexed Paige, is her usual likable self and Tatum, as Leo, once again proves he’s an actor of greater depth than his hunky good looks might suggest. But what if Paige woke up and found she was married to someone who looked like, say, Paul Giamatti? He loves her fiercely and madly and deeply and all those intense proclamations meant to make the teen girls in the audience swoon. He’s willing to fight for her, to help her retrace how they met and what their life together was like in hopes of jogging her memory. He’s even prepared to withstand the condescension and disapproval of her wealthy parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange), who wanted her to be a lawyer and from whom she’s been estranged all this time. But he looks like Paul Giamatti. Instead, “The Vow” serves as a series of precise if obvious moments and emotional cues we must endure en route to the inevitable reconciliation. RATED: PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language. RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.


This Academy Award-nominated foreign-language f i l m f ro m B e l g i u m i s a d a r k , h a u n t i n g a n d w h o l l y original exploration of what it means to be a man. Writer-director Michael R. Roskam’s auspicious film debut looks like a crime thriller, full of shady figures m a k i n g s e c re t d e a l s , w i t h a t e n s i o n a n d a s e a m y, muted color palette reminiscent of David Fincher. But eventually it reveals itself to be a character drama about the way the past shapes us and our inability to escape it, no matter how convincingly we believe we’ve transformed ourselves. Matthias Schoenaerts gives a fierce and frightening turn as Jacky, a steroidaddicted cattle rancher who works out an arrangement with some meat-trading mobsters, only to try and back out when an investigating federal agent is gunned down. This sequence of events forces him to revisit a horrific incident from his childhood 20 years ago, as well as the people who were crucial to that pivotal moment. Schoenaerts turns Jacky into a hulking beast given to volatile fits of rage, but he also makes you f e e l h i s c h a r a c t e r ’ s l o n e l i n e s s , a w k w a rd n e s s a n d a desperate need to be loved. RATED: R for some strong violence, language and sexual content. In Dutch and French with subtitles. RUNNING TIME: 126 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

“The Secret World of Arrietty”

Considering the eccentric, almost psychedelic fantasy worlds created in Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s tales, a story of tiny people living beneath


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What's at the Wildey March 9 – 8 p.m. – Hotel California – "The Original Eagles Tribute Band" March 16 – 7:30 p.m. – SIU Edwardsville’s Arts & Issues presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble March 23 – 6 p.m. – The Winter Concert Series presents "The SIUE Jazz Faculty" March 24 – 7:30 p.m. – The Brandon Holland Project March 30 – 7:30 p.m. – The Called to Love Tour April 13 – 8 p.m. – The Return of Pure Prairie League and Brewer & Shipley April 14 – 8 p.m. – The Return of Pure Prairie League and Brewer & Shipley May 7 – 7:30 p.m. – Wishbone Ash For ticket information, visit

the floorboards of a house seems almost normal. This latest from Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli also is a pleasant antidote to the siege mentality of so many Hollywood cartoons, whose makers aim to occupy every instant of the audience’s attention with an assault of noise and images. Slow, stately, gentle and meditative, the film is a marvel of image and color, its old-fashioned pen-and-ink frames vividly bringing to life the world of children’s author Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers.” Directed by Hiromasa Yo n e b a y a s h i , w i t h s o u n d d e s i g n e r G a r y Ry d s t ro m directing a Hollywood voice cast for the English-language version, the film follows the adventures of tiny teen Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler) and her parents (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), who live off things scavenged from the oversized human world above. Befriended by a sickly human youth (David Henrie) and menaced by a busybody housekeeper (Carol Burnett), Arrietty stands at the center of a sweet, chaste, sort-of first love story told with warm simplicity and grandly fluid visuals. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“This Means War”

Having great-looking actors who actually can act makes this noisy romp more tolerable than it ought to be. It’s essentially a love-triangle version of “Mr. and M r s . S m i t h ” re n d e re d e v e n m o re b o m b a s t i c i n t h e hands of “Charlie’s Angels” director McG. So you’ve got your sport utility vehicles tumbling in slow motion, your gravity-defying shootouts and your obligatory explosions galore. Naturally, the premise is the most high-concept contrived confection: Two CIA agents (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who happen to be best friends also happen to fall in love with the same w o m a n ( R e e s e Wi t h e r s p o o n ) . S c re w b a l l a n d h i g h tech, it aims to provide laughs and thrills at the same time, and only intermittently achieves its goals. Still, the sight of Pine and Hardy one-upping each other for this woman’s affections through ridiculously elaborate dates and outright stalking (with the help of government resources) has its amusing moments. And McG unsurprisingly keeps the action humming at a nearly nonstop pace. All in all, it’s not an

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e n t i re l y i n s u ff e r a b l e d i s t r a c t i o n . C h e l s e a H a n d l e r s h o w s u p a s Wi t h e r s p o o n ’ s w i s e c r a c k i n g , m a r r i e d best friend living vicariously through her dating adventures, which is even more implausible than the film’s outsized stunts. R AT E D : P G - 1 3 f o r s e x u a l c o n t e n t i n c l u d i n g references, some violence and action and for language. RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes. A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S R A N K I N G : Tw o a n d a h a l f stars out of four.


It seems impossibly feel-good, this tale of sacrifice and redemption, tragedy and triumph. It may also sound like the kind of uplifting football drama you’ve seen countless times before — and comparisons to both “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side” will be inevitable. Still, this Oscar-nominated documentary knocks you over with a power all its own; told in intimate, unadorned fashion, it comes from a pure place that’s irresistible. It isn’t trying too hard to inspire us — and that’s precisely why it does. Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, who directed, shot and edited the film, know well enough to get out of the way and let the story and the characters work their magic. Their focus is the 2009 football team at Manassas High School in North Memphis, a predominantly black school in a blighted part of town that hadn’t won a playoff game in its 110-year history. Volunteer Coach Bill Courtney hopes that by working with these kids and developing their strengths on the field, they’ll recognize the importance of being strong men off the field. “Undefeated” follows three players fighting to overcome their circumstances, but the larger-than-life Courtney is the film’s de facto star. Bring tissues. You’ve been warned. RATED: PG-13 for some language. RUNNING TIME: 113 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.


This would provide an intriguing double feature with "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Both are about people who search for their true selves in woodsy communes, get sucked into the brainwashing and insularity by a charismatic leader and eventually struggle to escape. One of these films contains poop jokes. Guess which one it is. Yes, "Wanderlust" proudly wears its sketch-comedy origins on its sleeve, and that means the gags are as hit-and-miss as you'd imagine. David Wain ("Role Models") directs from a script he co-wrote with longtime friend and collaborator Ken Marino, but it's clear that a lot of improv took place, as well. That's the bread and butter for these guys and their cast members, with whom they've worked in the past on TV ("The State," ''Children's Hospital") and in movies ("Wet Hot American Summer," ''The Ten"). Some jokes get hammered into the ground; others go well past the point of cringe-inducing awkwardness, which is the point. But some do reach the levels of brilliant, unfettered lunacy to which they aspire. Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star as married Manhattanites who find themselves at a hippie enclave known as Elysium. Justin Theroux, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Malin Akerman and Alan Alda are among its drugged-up denizens. RATED: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use. RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


Associated Press

Billy Crystal pauses for a picture showing nine fingers for the number of times he's hosted the show after the 84th Academy Awards.

Retro feel a hit at Oscars By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Justin Bieber wasn’t mincing words. “I’m here to bring you the 18 to 24 demographic,” the teen pop star told Billy Crystal in the opening Oscar montage. “So, how long do you want me to stay here for?” The two were spoofing “Midnight in Paris,” a film about time travel, and actually it did feel like Bieber had swooped in from the future. Because everything else about this year’s Oscars had a distinct vintage feel, from the honored films harking back to early years of cinema, to the longevity of some of the winners, to Crystal himself, hosting for the ninth time. Did the Return of Crystal achieve its purpose?

The reviews were mixed, with some loving his familiar zingers, others feeling they were more than stale. But Crystal can claim a victory for the over60 set: The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 39.3 million people watched the Oscars on ABC Sunday night, up from the 37.9 million viewers during the much-panned 2011 show where the much younger James Franco and Anne Hathaway shared hosting duties. Much has been made of the retro feel that characterized the two most-honored films: Best picture-winner “The Artist,” a black-and-white, mostly silent paean to old Hollywood (it also took best director and actor), and “Hugo,” an equally loving evocation of the early days of cinema, which took a fistful of technical awards.

But one could argue they were honored not because of a sudden wave of nostalgia, but because the craft involved in making them was fresh and creative. “If they weren’t enormously inventive,” said film historian Leonard Maltin, “nothing else would have mattered.” Nobody, he reasoned, had been crying out for a resurrection of the silent film or a movie that honors film pioneer Georges Melies. But it was no coincidence that the Oscars brought back Crystal, who swooped in to save the day after Eddie Murphy pulled out. (Murphy had stepped down in solidarity with Brett Ratner, who resigned as producer of the show after making a gay slur.) The choice of host also inevitably seemed like a reaction to the “young and hip” fiasco of last

year’s show, which tried to lure younger viewers with its attractive young hosts, only to falter, especially because Franco was so relentlessly laid-back, it seemed like he wanted to be backstage partying. Meanwhile, when Crystal came on for a cameo, he received a standing ovation from the joke-starved crowd before he even spoke. Some of Crystal’s routines Sunday won praise: The montage where he inserts himself into films was typically clever, and included a kiss on the lips from George Clooney — never a bad thing. The host’s best jokes were those that poked fun at the Oscars themselves: “Nothing takes the sting out of these tough economic times like watching a bunch of millionaires giving golden statues to each other,” he quipped.

Films that will soon be forgotten By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge Unless you're in the know, last weekend's list of Box Office releases was a mere whimper. "Wanderlust"? "Gone"? What are these movies? The nation's No. 1 was "Act of Valor," an action picture starring real-life, activeduty Navy Seals... real guts and glory heroes who probably can't act their way out of a paper bag. But that's not fair. I don't ask the men and women in uniform to be Meryl Streep (congrats to her, by the way, for winning her third Oscar last weekend). The other new film was "Good Deeds": from multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry who continues to show why his movies are a separate genre unto themselves. Together the four produced a successful weekend, but these will all be blink-and-you'll-miss-

them titles. Despite the fact that some of the early parts of the movie are quite bland, I found "Good Deeds" to be fierce and on par with some of Tyler Perry's more risqué films like "The Family That Preys" and "Why Did I Get Married?" As Wesley Deeds, Perry evokes a quiet compassion that leads a company owned by his affluent, rapscallion family. His little brother (Brian White) is an alcoholic hothead who wields influence in such a way that embarrasses everyone, especially his mother (played with delightful villainy by a woman I didn't know had it in her, Phylicia Rashad). Wesley uses his skills in business to do good for those around him, even when they don't pay it back. Gabrielle Union comes closest as Deeds' fiancée, but she still doesn't really "get" him, either. When Deed's meets the woman

who cleans his offices at night, his life changes. Lindsey (Thandie Newton) is a single mother with a young child who can't quite make ends meet. She's recently been evicted from her apartment and Deed's finds them living in their car out on the street. Rather than causing a scene, like his brother would do, Deed's reacts like an adult should. He finds little ways (and a few big ones) to help his new friend help herself. The story is a good one for teaching adults how to act like adults, something I'm a big fan of. Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" runs 120 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence, and thematic material. I give this film one and a half stars out of four. ••• Another of the week's new films does mostly the opposite and is fully

of silly shenanigans. "Wanderlust" follows yuppie couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) from New York to Atlanta where they must relocate for work when George loses his job. The two are a mismatch at most things, but they probably wind up together for his ability to provide for them as he sweetly supports her crazy flip-flopping between careers like documentary filmmaking and inhome ice cream production. After finding out the hard way that sharing a house with his brother's family (Ken Marino, Michaela Watkins) is a bad idea, the two take off one night for the Elysium Bed & Breakfast, a quaint roadside inn behind a produce stand. It turns out to be a commune where the residents are all leftovers from what we think the '60s were like in retrospect. The quirkiness feels a little forced

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most of the time, but some of the sight gags (especially one featuring a placenta) are genuinely funny. Leader Carvin (Alan Alda) is starting to lose his memory from years of living in the wild. Other stock characters include free love enthusiasts (Malin Ackerman, Justin Theroux), a nudist (Joe Lo Truglio), and an interracial couple about to have a baby (Lauren Ambrose and Jordan Peele). Together the clan loosens George up to the point where he eclipses Linda (and Aniston, too, maybe), who continues to be a stick in the mud. The plot is largely irrelevant to the story. You just want to see what whacky stuff these guys will say, do, or, um, consume next. Wanderlust runs 98 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language, and drug use. I give this film one star out of four.

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Little Arches Getting in on Barbados' best-kept secret By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


ucked away on a quiet side street adjacent to the pristine white sands and turquoise water of Enterprise Beach stands Little Arches hotel. This comfortable 10-room boutique hotel offers guests a tranquil retreat that combines the utmost in luxury with affordability. I first stumbled upon this amazing place while researching possible hotels for my honeymoon nearly seven years ago. Back then, the little family-owned and operated hotel had been open for less than three years but it was already developing a reputation as Barbados' best-kept secret. I spent hours pouring over the online reviews on and quickly became convinced that Little Arches was the perfect honeymoon destination for my husband and I. What attracted me the most was its location on the island's less touristy south coast far away from mega resorts that crowded Barbados' famous Platinum Coast to the west. Instead of isolated compounds purpose-built to keep guests in, Little Arches was converted from a private holiday home. It is located on a comfortable

residential street near the fishing village of Oistens and only a short walk to the breathtaking Enterprise Beach (known locally as Miami Beach). The Mediterranean architecture sets the hotel apart with its graceful arches and rooftop pool deck. Hammocks swing gently in the breeze perfect for an afternoon nap while the hotel's


assortment of pool chairs invites sun worshipers to spend the day soaking up some Caribbean rays. Upon arrival, our bags were swiftly removed to our room while the receptionist greeted us warmly and ushered us up to the pool deck to relax and settle in with a bottle of red wine and a huge platter of cheese and fresh fruit (complimentary with stays of seven nights or more). We snuggled into the sofa and sipped our wine as we watched the sunset over the ocean and marveled at what an amazing place we had found ourselves in. Each of Little Arches' 10 rooms and suites have been tastefully decorated in bright hues of blue, green, coral and white. All have their own air conditioners. We booked one of the hotel's two Luxury Ocean Suites for our first three nights. This spacious suite featured our own private terrace with hot tub (this has now been changed to a plunge pool), king-size bed, sitting area with sofa bed, kitchenette with dining area and a bathroom with shower. Little touches like the stone vanity with local hand-made pottery from nearby Earthworks Pottery made this the ultimate romantic retreat. Although the price of the suite per night was very affordable, we chose to move to a smaller room for our remaining seven nights. Our reasoning was that it would

beautiful Earthworks pottery sinks. I loved being able to walk straight out of our room to the pool deck for a spot of sunbathing or relaxing in one of the shaded areas. Both rooms that we stayed in had outdoor bistro-style dining

be more economical since we were staying for 10 nights. It would also give us an idea of what the other rooms were like should we ever decide to return. Our second room opened right onto the sun-drenched pool-deck and was equally charming. We still enjoyed the luxury of a kingsize bed, sitting area, mini-fridge, bathroom with shower and the

areas perfect for enjoying the hotel's outstanding breakfasts, complimentary for stays of seven nights or longer. My husband and I were particularly impressed that the free breakfasts offered came straight from the hotel's restaurant menu and included both cooked and continental. Speaking of the restaurant, no article about Little Arches

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Photos by Pete Midgley

Above and below are two views of Little Arches.

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would be complete without fully singing the praises of its amazing roof-top restaurant, Café Luna. Little Arches is not an all-inclusive resort. It is a small, private hotel with an attached restaurant. You will pay for all food and drinks separately (with the exception of guests eligible for the complimentary breakfasts) during your stay. I know that lots of people prefer the convenience of an all-inclusive, but I have to say, this set up worked perfectly for us. We did actually get to stay briefly in an all-inclusive resort on the west coast for our final four days (our honeymoon lasted a total of 14 nights) and were not nearly as impressed. I would happily pay extra for the quality and variety of food and drink we experienced at Café Luna again and again compared with the bland, cold and fly-covered buffet and watered down drinks we experienced at the all-inclusive. Canadian Mark DeGruchy is the executive chef and coowner of Café Luna. Known affectionately as Chef Moo to his guests, DeGruchy specializes in Pan-Tropical fare that is a fusion of Caribbean, Asian and Mediterranean flavors. To this day my husband still raves about the steak with jumbo grilled shrimp he had during dinner one night. Every Thursday and Friday night is the popular Sushi Night, a chef speciality. On Saturday nights, guests will enjoy a romantic champagne and fresh lobster dinner when in season. Finally, one night a week guests converge on the restaurant with owners Mark and Jacinta Cothran and Chef Moo for a friendly chat at the hotel's Weekly Manager's Cocktail

party with full open bar. During that time, the bartender will happily make you a Pina colada, strawberry daiquiri or anything else you fancy. If you're a lightweight, consider yourself warned. Little Arches made our honeymoon the perfect romantic getaway that we had hoped for. It far exceeded our expectations and the memories we took away with us continue to delight us years later. Since that time, Little Arches has gained a reputation around the world as the ultimate in luxury and personal service. It has been featured on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, won the 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and twice won the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award for the "Best Luxury Hotel" in the Caribbean and Mexico. It has been recommended in numerous publications including InStyle Magazine, the New York Post and The Sunday Times (UK) among others. This year, Little Arches will mark its 10th anniversary in October. To celebrate, it is offering guests a 10 percent discount on all accommodations with no restrictions on room category and weekly complimentary poolside wine and cheese party throughout the month of October. Every guest will also be entered into a drawing to win a seven night complimentary, accommodationonly stay. To book your stay or for more information including room descriptions and prices, visit, email or call 1-(246) 420-4689.

Immanuel United Methodist Church

ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 N. Buchanan Edwardsville 656-6450 Very Reverend Jeffrey Goeckner

800 N. Main Street - Edwardsville (618) 656-4648

The Old Church with the New Attitude Rev. Jackie K. Havis-Shear

Journey’s Inn Praise Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee & More 10:15 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Group UMYF -- Sunday evenings - 7:00 pm Every Friday - Free Lunch - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible Skilled Child Care Provided Disabled Adult Religious Education “Discover Faith, Friendship & Family”

“Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.” ~ Baha’u’llah Acquire knowledge everyday! The Bahá’is of Edwardsville warmly welcome and invite you to investigate the teachings of the Bahá’i Faith. For more information call (618) 656-4142 or email: P.O. Box 545 Edwardsville, IL 62025

First Presbyterian Church 237 N. Kansas Edwardsville, IL

Located 1 Block North of Post Office Early Worship: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Child/Youth Choir: 10:15 a.m. Late Worship w/Chancel Choir: 10:45 a.m.

310 South Main, Edwardsville, 656-7498 Traditional Worship: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship: 10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Youth: 6:00 p.m. Dr. Brooks, Lead Minister

LECLAIRE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 “Loving People to Jesus” Shane Taylor Senior, Minister Matt Campbell, Youth and Worship Minister Ashlei Woods, Pre-School Minister 0- Pre-K Sunday Schedule: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 am Worship at 10:30 am Wednesday Schedule: Men’s Ministry 6:45 pm

Saturday Vigil - 4:15 pm Spanish Mass - 6:15 pm Sunday Mass 8:15 am, 10:15 am, 5:15 pm Daily Mass Schedule Mon., 5:45 pm Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:00 am Wed., 6:45 pm

All Are Welcome

ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3277 Bluff Rd. Edwardsville, IL 656-1500

Rev. Diane C. Grohmann September - May Worship 10:15 a.m. June-August Worship 9:30 a.m. Our Facility is Handicap Accessible

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Hillsboro at North Buchanan in downtown Edwardsville 656-1929 The Rev. Virginia L. Bennett, D. Min. Sunday Services: 8:00 a.m. Said Eucharist . . 9:10 a.m. Adult Education 9:30 a.m. Church School 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist . . Come worship with us!

407 Edwardsville Rd. (Rt. 162) Troy, IL 62294 667-6241 Dennis D. Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship: 6:30 p.m.

Please see for more information. Daycare 656-2798 Janet Hooks, Daycare Director


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MOUNT JOY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF EDWARDSVILLE 327 Olive Street • Edw, IL 656-0845 Steve Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Study: 12 noon & 7 p.m.

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Religion Remember to love one another Doris Gvillo Ye s , I t h i n k a l l o f t h o s e emotions are ‘love’. But I think ‘love’ extends even further than our family and friends. The love that should exist within our world wouldn’t promote the exclusion of people because of race, ethnic background, religion, language, station in life or other things rather than an acceptance and care for the well being of all. I guess it is strange but somehow I think we are called to ‘love’ folks sometimes when we don’t even ‘like’ them. That sounds harsh and judgmental, but what I mean is that we don’t have to be ‘best friends’ with someone to love them as a fellow human being as God would have us do. I don’t even think we need to approve of their behavior. I know there is so much that goes on that appalls this old great grandma. I don’t approve. It makes me frustrated and even sometimes angry. I see the abuse of little children. I hear of murders and rape and I can’t begin to understand it and I certainly find myself wondering how God can ‘tolerate’ such behavior and still care for us. I don’t know. I have to confess that there are some things that I can’t seem to understand and they build walls and barriers that perhaps God doesn’t like. But for my own well-being, I avoid certain actions, certain places, and yes, even certain people. I am sure God would like me to be better and I am trying, but sometimes it is fear that holds me back. But one thing I am sure of and that is that I realize that love has the power to change individuals and through such change society changes. The question we need to ask is “Is it too late to change our world?” and could love and good will overcome? I am glad that God is the ultimate ruler and the ultimate judge, because I don’t feel wise enough nor ‘good’ enough to judge. But I do know that ‘love’ overcomes. And I know that I have learned to love those in a much wider circle than I ever


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considered many, many years back. Does my ‘love’ make a difference? I don’t know. I can’t guarantee it does, but I will keep trying. I believe that love is like tossing a pebble into a pool of water and watching as the circles continue to grow and spread. If we don’t reach out to each other in love and concern,

down, it is a lot easier than it is to do sometimes, but that doesn’t mean that each and every day as we open our eyes to a new day that we might just have the opportunity to change someone’s life by our kindness and love. And wouldn’t that be a wonderful day indeed!!!

nothing will change. If we try, the ripple we make in the scheme of things might be just a teeny, tiny little ripple, but it will be one that wasn’t there before we tried. Remember we love because God first loved us. And remember also, that Jesus instructed us to “Love one another.” When we jot those words

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I can recall being a small child going to Sunday School as it was called back then. We ran down the sidewalk to an old frame building divided into two classrooms and heated with coal stoves. We sat on little wooden chairs arranged in a Circle with our teacher as a friend and the one who told wonderful stories and encouraged us to learn our ‘verse’ for the week. If we did we got a sticker to put on our ‘picture’ and when we had thirteen stickers, we could take it home. What an accomplishment and honor and how proud we felt. One of the favorite Bible verses I learned way, way back then when I was a little girl was “Love one another.” Later as I grew up, I was taught “Love one another as He has loved you.” Of course, we knew the He was God. We were told, “God is love.” But we also learned that He (Jesus) died on the cross because He loved us so much. Sounds rather simplistic, but it is still the truth upon which we build our lives. And love should be the ruling factor in those lives and influence all the decisions we make in our lives. Having said all of that, I was surprised to receive the following via email just recently. “People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. The confusion in this world is that people are used and things are loved.” If that is a true conclusion, and I’ll admit that often it surely seems to be, then we really are in one colossal ‘mess’, aren’t we? People have even been heard to say, “I just love my new car.” “I loved the trip we took to the Bahamas.” “I love the way that new dress (or suit) looks on you.” Are those really true statements? Could it be that we have become so accustomed to using the word ‘love’ that we have ‘demoted’ it to things instead of using it to describe feelings? Have we really forgotten to ‘love one another ’? Do we understand the meaning of love? Is it just the feeling we have when we ‘fall in love’, get engaged, and get married? Is it the feeling that overwhelms us when we hold a new baby?

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The real deal when it comes to summer produce By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


lthough the hot and sunny days of summer are still months away, spring is definitely in the air. Before long the best of summer ’s bounty will be ripe for the picking – and eating.

Old Man Winter may still make one more frosty appearance. Fresh tomatoes are still a

summer dream right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a store-bought

One of the greatest pleasures in life has to be biting into a ripe, juicy tomato fresh and still warm from the garden. It’s like an explosion of summer in your mouth. There are probably as many varieties of tomatoes out there as there are stars in the sky these days. However, one variety continues to endure. The Heirloom tomato, so called because it is an openpollinated or non-hybrid variety, has been grown in back yard vegetable gardens for decades. Known for their unusual shapes, stripes and colors, Heirlooms are the real deal. The flavor of these unusuallooking little babies is as pure as you’ll find. Of course, the single best way to enjoy a fresh Heirloom tomato is right from the garden, possibly sprinkled with a dash of salt and pepper. I personally find a light sprinkling of balsamic vinegar and a few torn fresh basil leaves is divine. However, it’s only March and


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Heirloom jazzed up with some other ingredients. The folks over at The Jolly

Tomato blog came up with this yummy family dinner recipe that’s a great compromise between eating fresh and eating for comfort. They call it the BST “Best Sandwich”. Made with bacon, spinach and tomato, this is one creation that everyone in the family is sure to love. BST Sandwich (we call it “Best Sandwich”) 1 long baguette loaf, sliced lengthwise 8 oz. bacon, cooked and drained 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh spinach leaves 1 small handful basil leaves Rosemary mayonnaise You can make your own rosemary mayonnaise or just add some finely chopped fresh rosemary to some mayonnaise you already have on hand. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toast bread in the oven, openfaced, for 7 to 10 minutes or until it is light golden brown and crispy. Distribute bacon evenly across one side of the bread; repeat with tomatoes, spinach, and basil. Spread the other side of the bread with a light coating of rosemary mayonnaise. Close the bread, then slice the bread into individual sandwiches. Serve immediately. Serves about four. Recipe courtesy of www. heirloom-tomatoes/ and www.

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2 Bdrm apt in Glen Carbon. For Rent in Highland: 2 bedW/D hookups. $740 per month. room apartment with kitchen 618-975-0975. appliances, washer and dryer, assigned parking. Call 6182 BR 1Bth apt, Troy: Close to hi334-6621. way access, off street parking, on-site laundry. No smoking, no Glen Carbon: 2 BR, loft family room, off-street parking, W/D pets $600/mo. 618/975-0670 hookup. $650 incl W/S/T, lawn 2 BR apt., $575/mo., Maryville: care. No pets. 618/344-1838. W/S/T, stove, refrigerator. Move in Special Newly remodeled. Off-street 1st Month 1/2 off parking. 10 minutes from SIUE. 2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon Now available. 618-779-0430. QUAIL HOLLOW, w/d hook-ups, 2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: $685 (618)346-7878 DW, micro, stove, frig, garbge disp, w/d hkup. New kit/ba/wi/dr Move in Special $735 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173 1st Month 1/2 off 2 BR Townhome: quiet Glen 2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon Cbn. area, Very Clean! All QUAIL HOLLOW, w/d hook-ups, applncs incld w/d. No pets. $685 (618)346-7878 $695/mo + dep 314-378-0513. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., Quiet residential neighbornear SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. hood. 2 BR; all appliances pkng. $710 up to $745. 692incl. wshr/dryer; w/s/t. 6366. HSI Management Group Garages available. $750/mo. ALL NEW INTERIOR!! 2BR apt: grt Call 618-343-4405 or go to: Maryville location near SIU; w/s/t. $540/mo,. Agent owned. S/F DUPLEX: Esic. 3BR 3BA, 618-977-7657 leave message. kit, scrned patio, bsmt, 1 car Available Now! 2 & 3 bed- atchd gar. 1-yr lse, $1200/mo rooms. Ask about our specials. $1200 dep; 876-7682/410-4629 692-9310



John Geimer Jewelry 229 N. Main St. Edwardsville 692-1497 Same Day Ring Sizing Jewelry Repair Diamond & Stone Replacement





JIM BRAVE PAINTING 20 Years Experience! • Wallpaper • Specialty Painting • Inside or Outside Work • Power Washing • Deck Refinishing Call: (618) 654-1349 or cell phone: (618) 444-0293 PAINTING DECKS/FENCES Stain/Paint Powerwashing

Caring Beyond Cleaning

•Licensed, Bonded, Insured •RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL •CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, TILE & GROUT •HARDWATER REMOVAL/ SHOWER DOORS •BIOHAZARD CERTIFIED Call us today for a free quote on weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time, move in move out, repossession and foreclosure cleaning

(618) 920-0233

Sunny Surface Cleaning • Residential • Small Business • Move In/ Move Out • HANDYMAN Services Available




Interview me.... Joyce Tel: 618-980-6858

SAVE $100 BUCKS! on selected homes Edwardsville/Glen Carbon 2 bed farm house $700 3 bed $1250 to $1800 Collinsville/Maryville 1 bed $400 to $475 2 bed $425 to $1,650 3+ 4 bed $650 to $2,000 CALL FOR DETAILS HARTMANN RENTALS 344-7900 for Photos & Prices 24/7 recording 345-7771

Mobile Homes For Rent


Tree Service


Garner’s TREE SERVICE INC. Since 1974 Licensed - Bonded - Insured Tree & Stump Removal Complete Property Maintenance Bucket Truck Track Hoe - Bob Cat


Written bids

DAN GRAY 656-8806 910-7874

Driveway & Hauling

Tim Russo 618-979-2006


HAUL ALMOST ANYTHING/ EVERYTHING Remove Unwanted Debris From Basement Garage, Attic; Wherever! VERY REASONABLE

Trimming • Tree Removal Stump Removal • Lot Clearing Overgrowth Maintenance 60ft Bucket Truck Chippers Ladders Free Estimates Fully Insured 15% Off For Seniors And Veterans

Lawn & Home Care


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800 Sq. Ft. office or store space, newly remodeled, across street from McDonalds, 1719C Troy Rd., Edw. 618/977-9459 Office space for lease at IL 157 and Center Grove Road, up to 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824

Homes For Sale

Mobile Homes For Sale

Lots For Sale


Looking for a place fo call your own? 3 MOBILE HOMES, 2-3 BR, located in Quail Run Mobile Home Park, Edwardsville. 618/656-6727, 618/410-0173



Lawn & Home Care


3409 VICKSBURG EDWARDSVILLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY MARCH 9TH & 10TH Toddler Boy and Infant Girl Clothes and Toys, Household Items Adult Clothing

Advanced Roof Cleaning And Lawncare

• Roof Stain Removal • Complete Lawncare • Concrete Edging


BOB’S OUTDOOR SERVICES •Spring Lawn & Landscape Clean Up •Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Power Wash: Deck, Siding, Patio • Driveway & Deck Sealing • MULCH WORK • Landscape Work 25 Years Experience

Call Bob: (618) 345-9131

Lawn & Home Care


FREE $20 GAS CARD JB’s Lawn Care Lawn Care With Care

$5 Off Every 3rd Mow Locally Owned Licensed & Insured

618-444-0681 KS Lawn Service Spring Yard Clean Up And Landscaping Fresh Mulching Lawn Cutting & Trimming

Commercial & Residential Insured & Licensed

(618) 531-0126 969



Lawn Cutting & Trimming Tree Removal Bush & Shrub Trimming & Removal Landscape Mulching Residential & Commercial

Fully Insured

618-459-3330 618-973-8422


•Drywall repair •Remodeling •Roof repair •Tile work •Replace fixtures •Caulking Techs highly skilled-all trades Professional - Safe - Reliable “Bonded and Insured”


BOB’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Remodeling & Repair Drywall Finished Carpentry Painting Ceramic tile Build & Repair Decks Exterior House And Deck Washing Landscaping Blinds & Draperies Light Fixture & Ceiling Fans No Job Too Small Insured Call Bob Rose 978-8697


WOODED HOMESITE 2.5 ac+ E’ville utilities, adjoins 5ac commons 1/4 mi to Gov Pky $250k OBO 972-0948

Air Conditioning/ Heating 976

LET ME FIX IT! HANDYMAN SERVICE • Remodeling • Painting • Carpentry • Drywall • Lighting & Ceiling Fans • Windows & Doors Most Home Repairs Insured 20 Years Experience

Call Lee: (618) 581-5154 MASTER CRAFTSMAN Carpentry, 30 Years Decks, Garages, Remodeling, Home Repair Basement Finishing Ceramic Tile Small Jobs Welcome Reasonable Rates Andy 618-659-1161 (cell) 618-401-7785

Home Remodeling & Waterproofing 971 Darrell’s Carpentry Plus Ceramic Tile Decks & Fences DOORS: Entrances Interior & Trim Patio Drywall Repairs Paint & Texture REMODELING: Basements Bathrooms Kitchens Replacement Windows Room Additions Rental Rehabs Service Upgrades Storm Damage

Insured & Bonded 656-6743


Lots For Sale

Marine Auction Center is pleased to announce that we have added Indoor Flea Markets at 114 East Division St., Marine, IL 6206. Flea Market is Saturday, March 10th from 9am-5pm and Sunday, March 11th from 11:00am - 4:00pm 20+ Vendors and too many items to mention!! Booth space still available. Call Suzi @409-9557 for more info

Call for a free estimate!


• Mowing • Spring Clean-Up • Fertilizing • Landscape Installation • Landscape Maintenance


SUN RIDGE ESTATES Just past Fruit Rd, Edwardsville 2+ Acre Lots Call for special prices 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934

Yard Sales

Foster & Sons Lawn Service

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Office Space For Rent

Enjoy wiser home buying with an agency exclusively for buy2Bdr 1ba $400/mo; 3Bdr 1ba ers! New and enlarged web $600/mo. incl W/T/S. 1st & last sites and “Walk Score” a new mo, will work w/dep No pets. community analysis tool are at 618-780-3937. Home Buyers Relocation Services! In our 21st year, always, Commercial Space only on the buyers side. 6620 For Rent 720 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville; 618-656-5588 FOR LEASE OR SALE FSBO $129,900 Retail/commercial bldg. 2 or 3 bedroom 2 bath 4500 sq ft with parking lot 803 Sherman, Garage, 1740sqf 500 N. Main, Edw. 692-4144 Newly rehabbed 618-980-9095

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent

New Construction And Remodeling 618-401-0100 30 Years Experience Insured References • Room Additions • Kitchens & Baths • Finished Basements • Windows & Doors • Siding, Soffit, Fascia • Decks • Flooring (Ceramic Tile) (Laminates) (Hardwood)

Proudly servicing the area for over 25 years. Free estimates Financing available Repairs and installations

Call us for all of your heating and cooling needs.


Home Improvements


Call Bill Nettles with WRN Services CONSTRUCTION REMODELING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE An insured contractor providing quality crafted work. A custom wood work specialist with labor rates starting at $30 per hour!

618 974-9446 Electrical


Randy Moore Repair Service, Inc. “24 Hour Emergency Service” 35 Years Experience - Code Analysis - Troubleshooting - Service Repairs And Upgrades - All Electrical Items - Install Lights & Fixtures - Complete Rewire


618-656-7405 Cell 618-980-0791

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799 $ 0


/mo*Mileage Ultra Low Lease

697 $ 0


Security Deposit

*Stk#10680, MSRP $72,305, Initial Cap cost $68,800. Cap cost reduction of $5,350, 39 Months, 10,000 Miles per Year, $0.25 over mile fee. $799/month, $1,999 Down, $0 Security Deposit, With Approved Credit Through Ally Bank. Tax of $4,472, Title and License $194 additional. Administrative Fee of $795 extra. Offer Expires 3/31/12.


/mo*Mileage Ultra Low Lease

*Stk#10682, MSRP $69,780, Inital Cap cost $66,700. Cap cost reduction of $4,955, 39 Months, 10,000 Miles per Year, $0.25 over mile fee. $697/month, $1,999 Down, $0 Security Deposit, With Approved Credit Through Ally Bank. Tax of $4,336, Title and License $194 additional. Administrative Fee of $795 extra. Offer Expires 3/31/12.

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397 $ 0


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Ultra Low Mileage Lease

Security Deposit

*Stk#10706, MSRP $40,660, Inital Cap cost $39,200. Cap cost reduction of $3,955, 39 Months, 10,000 Miles per Year, $0.25 over mile fee. $397/month, $1,999 Down, $0 Security Deposit, With Approved Credit Through Ally Bank. Tax of $2,643, Title and License $194 additional. Administrative Fee of $795 extra. Expires 3/31/12.

499 $ 37,600 $


/mo* $42,490 MSRP

Sale Price

*Sale price includes all factory rebates, incentives, and dealer discounts. Excludes tax, title, license and administrative fees. Payment based on $999 down, $499/month for 84 months at 4.09% with approved credit through Scott Credit Union. Residency restrictions may apply. Offer exires 3/31/12.

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2003 Cadillac DeVille

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan

2011 Cadillac Escalade

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2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan Stk#25529.....................$33,490

2009 Cadillac CTS Stk#10596-1...................................$25,990

2011 Saab 9-3 Stk#10479.................................................$34,120

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan Stk#25520.....................$34,590

2007 Cadillac Escalade Stk#10487-9......................$34,990

2011 Saab 9-5 Stk#10408.................................................$29,990

2006 Cadillac STS Stk#10668-1.....................................$17,890

2011 Saab 9-5 Stk#10480.................................................$45,450

2010 Chevrolet Impala Stk#25534...........................$15,390

2008 Chrysler Town & Country Stk#10616-1.......$17,990

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Stk#25540-11..............$14,390

2005 Chrysler 300-Series Stk#10597-1.....................$13,390

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan Stk#25545.....................$33,990 2011 Cadillac DTS Stk#25538.......................................$34,890

2011 Cadillac STS Stk#25544........................................$33,390 2010 Cadillac CTS Stk#25537......................................$25,790

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT Stk#25541...............$46,990 2010 Cadillac SRX Stk#10701-1...................................$28,390

2010 Cadillac SRX Stk#25517, Stk#25513....................$30,990

2010 Cadillac SRX Stk#25521.......................................$23,890

2008 Cadillac SRX Stk#25461-1....................................$19,590

2011 Saab 9-3 Stk#10462, Stk#10519...............................$34,670

2011 Buick LaCrosse Stk#25549.................................$29,590

2011 Saab 9-5 Stk#10350.................................................$45,255

2011 Buick Regal Stk#25536, Stk#25535........................$22,990

2010 Jeep Patriot Stk#25506-1......................................$16,590

2010 Chevrolet Impala Stk#25533...........................$15,490

2007 Honda Accord Coupe Stk#25522..............$14,890

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Stk#25503-1...........$13,590

2009 BMW 328i Stk#25530-1............................................$25,990

Contact us at: 915 WEST HWY. 50 • O’FALLON, IL 618.632.1000


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