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Growing up quickly Local woman wins battle with cancer.

7 Broadway at the Fox Series lineup for 2012-13 announced.

12 Art auction

SIUE group plans annual event.

18 First-generation students McKendree makes transition easier.

19 Summer temptations Ready-to-eat meats pose dangers.

21 "The Raid"

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24 You gotta' eat

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What’s Happening Friday April 6____________

through May 28. • Fiddler on the Roof, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 27. • Nanjing Memories in Sino-U.S. Relations Photography Exhibition, M i s s o u r i B o ta n i c a l G a rd e n , Ridgway Visitor Center, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years o f Wo r k s o n Pa p e r by E va Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • Green River Ordinance w/ Graham Colton, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Kyle Turley w/ Heath Forbes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Chevy Woods w/ Taylor Gang, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Jay N Waylon, 3:00 p.m./ Radio Star, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Dave Venn Trio, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through April 7. • The Comedy of Errors, The Rep, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Material Attractions: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15. • 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. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 19. • Figure S t u d i e s : R e c e n t Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within, COCA, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 29. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • Bring It On: The Musical, Fox • The Comedy of Errors, The Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Rep, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Star Trek: The Exhibition, St. • Material Attractions: Diverse Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

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Runs through April 15. • 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. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through April 19. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • F i g u re S t u d i e s : R e c e n t Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within, COCA, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 29. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • Bring It On: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Fiddler on the Roof, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • The Randy Dandies present Scientific Affairs: Burlesqueology 101, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 27. • 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.

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Growing up quickly Edwardsville woman wins battle with cancer By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


hen Kelly (O'Malley) Pauley noticed some pain in her leg, she figured it was down to an injury or possibly growing pains. When the pain got so bad she couldn't walk, Pauley knew it was more serious. What she never considered, however, was that it could be cancer. "I felt some pain in my leg, and I didn't really pay attention to it. I wasn't really athletic. There wasn't really any reason for it to hurt so I just kind of blew it off as growing pains," said Pauley, who is originally from Elmhurst and now lives in Edwardsville. After all, she was only 18 and in the midst of her freshman year at Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2002. Cancer isn't something 18-year-olds need to worry about, right? But when she woke up one Saturday morning and couldn't walk, Pauley realized this was more than just growing pains. She asked her friend to drive her to the emergency room at the hospital in Charleston where doctors put her on an antiinflammatory drug and gave her crutches. "They said, 'We don't really see anything so you should be able to go back to school and get through

finals and we'll follow up," she said. What she didn't know was that the ER doctor had called her parents and advised them that something "wasn't right." His advice was for her to see an orthopedic surgeon. Over Christmas break she underwent an MRI, which confirmed the presence of a tumor. Still, Pauley couldn't believe that there was anything seriously wrong with her. "When my dad told me, I was like, 'But I'm 18, there's no way I can have cancer' because it was basically 50/50." The tumor was in her right femur bone, just above her knee. She would need a biopsy to confirm whether or not it was indeed cancerous but Pauley wasn't too worried. At her aunt's suggestion, she went to see Dr. Walter Virkus, an orthopedic oncology specialist at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush Medical Center, who happened to be working over Christmas and was able to see her immediately. Initially, he was optimistic. Her blood work had come back fine and she felt good. "He looked at my X-rays and everything else and his hunch was that it was a benign, giant tumor," said Pauley. Except that it wasn't. The official diagnosis was osteosarcoma, which is the eighth most common form of childhood cancer. Pauley learned the news

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Above, Kelly Pauley and her husband Nate. Below, her post-surgery leg scar. after waking up following her biopsy. "I thought two hours had passed when really it was only 30 minutes. They went in and found

it was osteosarcoma and they had to try to regroup. I literally woke up with both of my parents in tears," said Pauley. "I was thinking, 'OK, when am I going back to school?" Instead of returning to her life at EIU and her friends, she had to have a central line implanted in her chest and started the first of five grueling rounds of chemotherapy the next day. "Bone cancer in the end of the thigh is very unusual. We knew right away she would need chemotherapy followed by surgery then more chemotherapy," said Dr. Virkus of Pauley's treatment plan. In the spring, Pauley underwent surgery to remove the tumor along with six inches of her femur and her entire knee joint. Dr. Virkus then rebuilt her leg by inserting a metal rod in place of the bone and performed a total knee replacement. This was followed by an additional 12 rounds of chemotherapy. Pauley lost 70 pounds, all of her hair and her muscles grew weak from the chemo. While the friends she had made during her first semester at college enjoyed their summer and looked forward to the prospect of another year of college, Pauley had to take things day by day. "I had to grow up a little faster. I thought, 'Oh my God, what if I don't get married?'" she said. "When you're 18, nobody knows what to say to you when you have cancer. It was hard."

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She found the strength to carry on and did her best to stay as positive as she could under the circumstances. She followed the chemotherapy with intense physical therapy and began the process of learning how to use her new leg. By January 2004, she was well enough to return to college. "I went back with a vengeance. I became everything I never was before. I thought, 'Well, what the hell?' It gave me some weird sense of confidence," she said. Pauley graduated with a bachelor's degree in health studies in 2007. She then completed a master's degree in training and development. She is now a staffing specialist at Extra Help, a recruitment company in Edwardsville. Last October, she got married and was able to walk down the aisle and dance at the reception, something that would have been impossible 20 years ago. She credits Dr. Virkus not only with saving her life, but giving her a normal life to go back to. "He was able to give me the life I have today. The other option would have been to amputate," she said. "He was able to make my life as complete as possible. He was just an amazing asset." Pauley also gives credit to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life fundraising event for her amazing recovery. The research money generated from that event, she said, is "the reason why they knew how to treat my cancer."

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People People planner Drum Corps Show returns to McKendree July 16 Marching Music’s Major League will return to McKendree University this summer as part of Drum Corps International’s (DCI) 2012 tour. One of the most popular Midwestern stops on last year ’s schedule, the university will host “DCI St. Louis” on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m. The show will take place at Leemon Athletic Field on campus, adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, at 400 N. Alton St. in Lebanon, Ill., 25 miles east of downtown St. Louis. Over 1,000 of the country’s top young brass musicians, percussionists and dancers will present an entertaining competition of artistry and showmanship, executed with speed and precision. The nine-ensemble line-up includes some of DCI’s elite corps: Carolina Crown from Ft. Mill, S.C; the Cascades from Seattle; the Cavaliers from Rosemont, Ill.; the Crossmen from San Antonio.; Music City from Nashville, Tenn.; Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Ill.; Pioneer from Milwa u k e e ; Te a l S o u n d f ro m Jacksonville, Fla.; and the Troopers from Casper, Wyo. “DCI St. Louis” ticket prices range from $20 to $45 for premium reserved seating. Purchase seats online at Groups of 20 or more qualify for discount seating in select sections. Advance orders will end approximately one week before the event. Tickets may be purchased from the stadium box office on the afternoon of the show for an additional $5. “We are very proud and happy to once again host such a prestigious, nationally known event on our campus. Last year was the first time a drum and bugle corps show was presented in the St. Louis metro area in six years,” said David Boggs, director of bands at McKendree. He is a past member of the Chicago area Cavaliers and a former instructor for the Cadets of Bergen County, N.J. The All-Star High School Marching Band, made up of 100 top student musicians and color guards from the St. Louis and Metro-East area, will lead off the show with a patriotic musical tribute. Proceeds from “DCI St. Louis” w i l l s u p p o r t t h e M c K e n d re e University’s Music Department’s interactive, hands-on “Music in Our Schools” program for pre-K through 12th grade students. According to the DCI website, participation in drum corps allows members, ages 14 to 22, to develop as musicians and learn selfdiscipline, leadership and teamwork in the process. Membership in the top corps is highly competitive; auditions for 40 spots draw up to 800 young musicians from all over the world. During the summer tour, each elite ensemble travels over 10,000 miles and rehearses an average of 10 hours a day. The DCI tour culminates at the world championship held in August in Indianapolis.

Flock to the Spring Fling Wing Thing at McKendree on Apr. 21 Who serves the area’s tastiest chicken wings? McKendree University invites local


re s t a u r a n t s a n d b u s i n e s s e s t o compete in its fourth annual Spring Fling Wing Thing. The event will be held outdoors on c a m p u s o n S a t u rd a y, A p r. 2 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. A $300 cash prize, a trophy and a banner will be awarded to the “Bearcat Best Wing.” Trophies a n d b a n n e r s w i l l b e a w a rd e d for the following categories: “The Chickasso” (Most Creative Wing); “Hot Chick on Campus” (Best Buffalo Style Hot Wing); and the “Best Finger Lick’n Chicken” (People’s Choice). “Everyone loves wings and everybody has an opinion about their favorite style, favorite place t o e a t t h e m and favorite way of preparing them,” said Craig Robertson, director of campus activities. “Here’s an opportunity to let your wings do the talking. Our campus community really enjoyed last year ’s competition. We’re hoping to get a total of 10 competitors for this year ’s event.” In addition to the cookoff, McKendree’s Spring Fling will feature music, contests, inflatables and other activities. “It’s the ‘last blast’ of the semester for our students and it becomes more special when we have participation from the community,” Robertson said. Tickets will be sold for wing samples (10 for $6) and proceeds will be donated to Hope 4 Heroes to purchase gift boxes f o r d e p l o y e d m i l i t a r y t ro o p s . Hope 4 Heroes is an organization that helps support veterans, the military, their families and communities. To d o w n l o a d a n e n t r y f o r m f o r Wi n g T h i n g , v i s i t w w w. and search “Spring Fling.” For more details, contact Robertson at 618-5376 8 5 6 o r c ro b e r t s @ m c k e n d re e . edu.

Shaw Nature Reserve plans outdoor events The 2,400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit is the perfect setting for you and your family to enjoy the natural world. A host of events and programs are available throughout spring and summer: Through March: Spring Peeper Musical. The Reserve’s wetland attracts thousands of frogs during the mating season. The

thunderous chorus must be heard to be believed.7:30 to 9:15 p.m. $6. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit April 6: Full Moon Friday N i g h t H i k e . Wa t c h i n g a f u l l moon rise over the Shaw Nature Reserve is quite the sight! Sunset will occur at 7:30 p.m., followed shortly by moonrise at 7:48 p . m . L e a r n a b o u t c re p u s c u l a r and nocturnal animals and play games that test your senses. If you’ve never been to the Reserve at night, this will be a wonderful opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Reserve as darkness takes over. Please be prepared to walk about two miles over uneven ground. For ages 8 and up with an adult. 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Meet at the SNR Visitor Center. $6 per person. Advance registration required; or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list youth and family programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 7: Wildflower I d e n t i f i c a t i o n a n d E c o l o g y. This course will focus on identification, relationships and habitats of wildflowers and native grasses of the season. Beginners as well as serious students of wildflowers will i n c re a s e t h e i r k n o w l e d g e a n d appreciation of the rich floral diversity of the Nature Reserve’s woods, prairie and wetland. Come ready for moderate hiking with notebook in hand! 9 a.m. t o n o o n . M e e t a t t h e Vi s i t o r Center. $20. Advance registration r e q u i r e d ; w w w. m o b o t . o r g / classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 10: Spring Wildflower Wa l k . J o i n t h e s e i n f o r m a l , educational walks through the c o l o r f u l    s p r i n g s e a s o n . T h e Nature Reserve’s excellent trail system, winding through upland a n d b o t t o m l a n d f o re s t , i s a n ideal place to enjoy ephemeral spring wildflowers and other natural wonders. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Visitor Center. $8. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; pay on arrival at the Visitor Center. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s

family of attractions, visit www. April 11: Wednesday Walkers. E a c h We d n e s d a y, s i g n i n a t the Visitor Center, grab a map and gather to meet the other Wednesday Walkers. Each walk will average one-and-a-half to two hours, allowing time to stop, look, listen and converse. At the end of nine weeks, you will have hiked most of the Shaw Nature R e s e r v e ’ s t r a i l s . 1 0 t o 11 : 3 0 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. $6. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; pay on arrival at the Visitor Center. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 12: Native Plant School: Sedges for Native Landscaping. Native Plant School is a yearround series of indoor/outdoor classes in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at the Shaw Nature Reserve that covers various aspects of native landscaping. Please bring your questions, comments, drawings and plant specimens. Participation from the audience is encouraged. Native Plant School at the Shaw Nature

Reserve is underwritten by Grow Native! and Wild Ones Natural Landscapers. 9 a.m. to noon. Carriage House. $15. Advance registration required; www.mobot. org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 12: Native Plant School: Small Flowering Trees, Shrubs and Vines, Part 1. Native Plant School is a year-round series of indoor/outdoor classes in the W h i t m i re Wi l d f l o w e r G a rd e n at the Shaw Nature Reserve that covers various aspects of native landscaping. Please bring your questions, comments, drawings and plant specimens. Participation from the audience is encouraged. Native Plant School at the Shaw Nature Reserve is underwritten by Grow Native! and Wild Ones Natural Landscapers. 1 to 4 p.m. Carriage House. $15. Advance registration r e q u i r e d ; w w w. m o b o t . o r g / classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www.

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People People planner Fair Saint Louis lineup announced David N. Farr, chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation and David A. Peacock, Chairman of the St. Louis Sports Commission today shared key highlights for this summer ’s 2012 Fair Saint Louis to he hosted on the grounds of the Gateway Arch on Wednesday, July 4, Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7. Programming highlights include: Wednesday, July 4 • 7 a.m. -- Fair Saint Louis activities will kick off with two new additions, a competitive fourmile run and a one-mile family fun run. Fair Saint Louis is partnering with the St. Louis Sports Commission on both events with proceeds supporting the Sports Commission’s efforts in attracting, creating and managing major sporting events for St. Louis that contribute to the overall quality of life for the region. • 10 a.m. -- The 135th annual Veiled Prophet Parade themed “Around the World” • Noon. – Fair Saint Louis officially opens with the first of two air shows, including top civilian performers and military aircraft. • 8 p.m. – The classic rock sister duo Heart headlines the Budweiser Main Stage (www.heart-music. com) and the spectacular US Bank/ Enterprise Rent-A-Car Fireworks will conclude day one of the Fair. Friday, July 6 • 4 p.m. – Gates open; p ro g r a m m i n g t h ro u g h o u t t h e afternoon will feature live music, Kids Town and performances on the Cultural Stage. • 8 p.m. – Third Eye Blind headlines the Budweiser Main Stage, bringing their popular alternative rock ( w w w. back to the Arch grounds followed by the US Bank/Enterprise Rent-A-Car Fireworks. Saturday, July 7 • 10 a.m. -- Gates open; programming throughout the day will feature live music, Kids Town and the performances on Cultural Stage.

• 8 p . m . – D i e r k s B e n t l e y, the rising country star (www., will headline the Budweiser Main Stage. His sixth album, HOME, debuted earlier this month in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. The US Bank/Enterprise RentA-Car Fireworks will follow his performance to conclude the 2012 Fair Saint Louis. For additional details and updates to the schedule, visit Following the Fair Saint Louis festivities, the celebration will continue throughout the month of July with the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts, with performances on July 13/14 and July 20/21 at Soldiers Memorial. Additional details for both Fair Saint Louis and Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts will be announced later this spring.

Up With the Rays, evening Keeper Safaris, and Wild Nights family overnights. Zoo programs for young children and youth keep growing minds sharp in the lazy summer months. Kids can learn about b i rd s , m a m m a l s a n d re p t i l e s , see stingrays up close, examine dinosaur fossils, take animal photos, create animal habitats, sing animal songs, identify animal tracks, touch biofacts, tour the Zoo

and meet the animals. Scouts can learn about animals and sleep under the stars while working toward fulfilling their badge requirements at Snooze at the Zoo. Scout overnight programs are for Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors, Cub Scouts, and Webelos. Adult programs include evening tours, dinners and presentations. Te a c h e r s c a n g a i n v a l u a b l e professional development and

college credit this summer by enrolling in the Zoo’s teacher workshops. Program fees vary. All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo. Camp KangaZoo scholarships are available for families with financial need. For more information, registration and Camp scholarship applications, visit www.stlzoo. org/education or call (314) 6464544.

Enrollment for zoo programs under way From the ever-popular Camp KangaZoo to individual programs for all ages, the Saint Louis Zoo Education Department has classes, overnight experiences and daytime adventures for everyone in the family. Camp KangaZoo campers can choose to attend one or two weeklong day camps, "Battle of the Biomes” and “Ecology – Everything’s Connected.” Kids will play games, meet animals, enjoy sing-alongs, perform skits and more. On Thursday nights, they’ll sleep at the Zoo and wake up with the birds! Teen Camp is also available for kids entering grades 7-9. Younger children can hop "out of the pouch" and into the Zoo at Camp Joey. Children who are at least 4 years old and who have not yet completed kindergarten can participate in a daily morning or afternoon session with active games, crafts, stories and songs, live animal contact opportunities and visits to Zoo exhibits and attractions. F a m i l y e d u c a t i o n p ro g r a m s include Animal Alphabets, Wake

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People People planner The Hett offers free movie nights The Hett’s Film Series will present nine critically acclaimed, awardwinning dramas based on two themes this season: Real and Unreal, and Dangerous Obsessions. The series, sponsored by the Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation, is free and open to the public. Each screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (The Hett) on Alton St. in Lebanon, Ill. The audience is encouraged to stay afterward for an informal discussion. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone. For more information, visit the website, or call 618-537-6863.  “There is just something special about sharing the cinematic experience of a great, thoughtprovoking movie on a big screen with others in the audience,” said Peter Palermo, director of the Hett. Films that explore the “real and unreal” are:  April 18: "Being John Malkovich" (1999), directed by Spike Jonze, stars John Cusack as a puppeteer who exploits his discovery of a portal that leads straight into the movie star’s mind. Rated R; 112 min.  From a Hitchcock classic to a recent Academy Award-winning Best Picture, four films deal with dangerous obsessions:  Oct. 12: "Rear Window" (1954) is a suspenseful story featuring James Stewart as a wheelchair bound, voyeuristic photographer who believes one of his neighbors is a murderer. Rated PG; 112 min.  Nov. 9: "The Conversation" (1974) is about an intensely private electronic surveillance expert who has a crisis of conscience when he overhears that a young couple’s lives are in jeopardy. Gene Hackman stars; Francis Ford Coppola directed. Rated PG; 113 min.  Feb. 1: "The Hurt Locker" (2008) is an intense portrayal of an elite Army bomb squad unit in Iraq. It won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Rated R; 131 min.  Apr. 5: "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) stars John Malkovich, Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer as rich and bored French aristocrats playing a high stakes games of seduction, betrayal and revenge in 18th century France. Rated R; 119 min.

MoBOT offers gardening classes Grab your spade and trowel and head to the Garden. Missouri Botanical Garden, that is! Make this the year to learn new and efficient gardening techniques. Discover a wide array of heirloom as well as new varieties of plants. Utilize garden design techniques that are both pleasing to the eye and sustainable. The Missouri Botanical Garden offers unique gardening and landscaping classes for adults this spring and summer for both inexperienced as well as seasoned gardeners. Advance registration is required and fees vary by program; Garden members receive a discount. View a print-at-home catalog, browse a complete list of classes online and register at www.mobot. org/classes. For more information, call (314) 577-5140. “Become a Great Gardener” with this series of classes designed for novices: • Sunday, Apr. 15: Gardening 101. 1 to 4 p.m. $44.


• Sunday, Apr. 29: Herbs in Containers. 1 to 3:30 p.m. $48. • Sunday, May 6: Designing with Perennials and Annuals: Part 2. 1 to 3 p.m. $30. • Sunday, June 3: Shady Oasis. 1 to 3 p.m. $30. Learn to grow, care for and harvest your own food with edible gardening classes: • Monday, May 7: Strawberries, Blueberries, & Grapes Galore! 7 to 9 p.m. $30. • Wednesday, May 9: Organic Summer Vegetables. 6 to 8 p.m. $30. • Tuesday, Aug. 28: Harvesting Your Vegetables. 6 to 8 p.m. $30.         I n v e s t i g a t e g a rd e n i n g b e s t practices: • Thursday, Apr. 12: Basic Pruning. 7 to 9 p.m. $30. • Saturday, Apr. 14: Zoysia Lawn Care. 9 to 11 a.m. $30. • Monday, Apr. 16: Blooms for All Seasons. 7 to 9 p.m. $30 • Monday, Apr. 23: Growing Orchids Part 2. 7 to 9 p.m. $30. • Monday, Apr. 30: Repotting Your Orchid. 7 to 9 p.m. $36. • Tuesday, May 1: Best Plants for St. Louis Gardens. 7 to 9 p.m. $30. • Saturday, May 5: Tabletop Topiary. 10 a.m. to noon. $48. • Saturday, May 5: Pruning in the Japanese Style. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $38. • Sunday, May 20: Easy Rose gardening – Really! 2 to 4 p.m. $30. • S a t u rd a y, J u n e 1 6 : G ro w Hydrangeas Like Martha. 10 a.m. to noon. $30. • Saturday, June 23: Missouri Plants: Native American and Pioneer Healing. 9 a.m. to noon. $36 Explore landscape design and ideas: • Tuesday, Apr. 17: Natives for Small Spaces. 6 to 8 p.m. $30. • Monday, May 21: How Does Your Herb Garden Grow? 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $54. • Saturday, June 9: The Magic of Nature at Missouri’s Prairie Garden Trust. 10 a.m. to noon. $42. Enjoy nature’s changing beauty with guided walks and tours: • Tuesday, Apr. 17: Behind the Scenes: Production Greenhouses. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $36. • Tuesday, Apr. 17: Rare Plants and Living Collection Tour. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $23. • Saturday, Apr. 28: Sacred Seeds Medicinal Walking Tour. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $23. • Monday, May 14: Behind the Scenes in the Orchid Greenhouse. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $30. • Wednesday, May 16: Historic and Important Trees of the Garden. 6 to 8 p.m. $30.

• Tuesday, May 22: Behind the Scenes Renovated Linnean House. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $23. • Saturday, June 30: Shaw’s Selfsustaining Garden and Farm. 9 to 11 a.m. $30. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site. Sessions are also held at the Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at 4651 Shaw Blvd., the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield.  In addition to gardening and landscaping, the Garden offers a wide variety of classes on topics including arts and crafts, food and cooking, green living and nature study. To register for a program at any of the Garden sites, visit www.mobot. org/classes or call (314) 577-5140. For general information, visit www. or call (314) 577‑5100. More than 37,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free admission for two adults and all children, plus discounts on classes. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at membership.

We’re gettin’ fishy with it! St. Louis will be rolling in the deep when sharks and stingrays swim back for an encore at the Saint Louis Zoo this season. “Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks” opens on April 20 and runs through Sept. 30. It’s a season-long pool party like no other in town starring some smooth operators – bonnethead, white-spotted bamboo and nurse sharks, cownose rays, southern stingrays and horseshoe crabs. Located under a pavilion near Lakeside Cafe, these ocean creatures glide through a 17,000-gallon warm saltwater pool. Guests are encouraged to dip their hands into the water and allow the animals

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Cownose rays and southern stingrays are related to sharks. They have a flat body, long pointed fins and long whip-like tails that can be used for defense against predators. At Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, their stingers or barbs are painlessly trimmed back just as fingernails are clipped. Staff at the exhibit will monitor the stingrays throughout the season to ensure no stingers exist. Along for the swim are horseshoe crabs, which are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to true crabs. The horseshoe crab is a living fossil. It has been on the earth for 220 million years, longer than dinosaurs, and it survives today almost identical to its ancient ancestors. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $3 for the general public and $1.50 for Zoo Friends members up to Zoo-Goer level. Members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus passes for admission. Children under 2 are free. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Stingray feedings are $1.00 per cup. Groups of 15 or more may call (314) 781-0900, ext. 4709 in advance for group discounts. Hours Stingrays at Caribbean Cove will be open April 20 through September 30, 2012, during Zoo hours. The Zoo’s spring hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 24.

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to touch them. Occasionally, there will be an opportunity to feed the stingrays. These are hardy species that interact well with people in a safe and fun manner. “We’re pleased to bring sharks and stingrays back to our visitors this year,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner, Dana Brown president & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo. “Connecting people with wildlife is an important part of our mission. Not everyone in our part of the world has had the chance to get in touch with ocean life in such a close-up intimate way.” Bonnethead sharks are the smallest members of the hammerhead family. They have a semi-circular head resembling a shovel or bonnet. White-spotted bamboo sharks are known as “cat sharks” because the barbels, or sensory organs, near their mouths resemble cat whiskers. Nurse sharks have stout bodies with smoother skin than most other sharks. They can use their mouths like vacuum cleaners to suck up prey. The sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from twoand-a-half to four feet in length and are bottom-dwelling species that prey on small fish, crabs and invertebrates. Visitors will not be feeding the sharks, but occasionally they may have an opportunity to be touched briefly by a shark as it swims by.

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hat do Australian drag queens, Mormons, bluepainted men, Elvis, Cole Porter, French revolutionists and a horse named Joey all have in common? They are all part of the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s spectacular 30th anniversary lineup of its 2012-2013 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Subscribers, media and other Fox VIPs gathered eagerly at a special preview event on March 22 at the theater to hear the announcement. St. Louis’ elite were also in attendance including Mayor Francis Slay and Mary Strauss, co-owner of the Fox Theatre. “In 1982, we had big dreams for the theater. Thirty years later we have surpassed our wildest dreams,” said Strauss. The new season will kick off with the third longest-running show on Broadway and the longest-running show in the world – the beloved classic “Les Miserables," which runs Oct. 16 through 28, 2012. Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this “Les Miserables” “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.” Next up is a group best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Blue Man Group, now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, will transport audiences to a whole other world infused with pumping rock music, mesmerizing lights and images and exciting performance art Nov. 20 through Dec. 2, 2012. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” In the new year, get ready for the best-dressed road trip of your life with the cast of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” Jan. 29 through Feb. 10, 2013. Bette Midler proudly presents this outrageously fun Broadway musical, which tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime. Hop aboard a battered old bus with them as they search for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

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The cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" gives a preview performance at the Fox. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Awardwinning costumes, “Priscilla” features a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” If you loved “Mamma Mia,” you definitely won’t want to miss this one. From Feb. 19 through March 3, 2013, the hottest ticket on Broadway comes to St. Louis in the form of “The Book of Mormon.” The Broadway phenomenon from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, delivers the sharpest humor of the year in what Vogue calls “the funniest musical of all time.” Winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “The Book of Mormon” promises to be THE Broadway show of the season. Get your tickets fast because they won’t last long. Contains explicit language. You’ve seen what Steven Spielburg did with it at the cinema, now see the original stage production of “War Horse” March 13 through 24, 2013. This remarkable tale tells the story of a boy, Albert, and his horse, Joey, against the emotionally-charged backdrop of World War I. It is a story of courage, loyalty and friendship set in England in 1914. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary

journey. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play, “War Horse” is being presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and will be offered as a special to their subscribers. On the day of the preview, we were treated to a very special visit from Joey himself, along with his amazing puppeteers. A loud gasp went out from the audience as Joey trotted out from behind the curtain. Snorting, pawing, galloping and yes, even emoting, the technical prowess of the Handspring puppeteers was breathtaking. Fans of good, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll won’t want to miss “Million Dollar Quartet” April 23 through May 5, 2013. This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun

Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Hound Dog” and more. Grab your dancing shoes and jump aboard for “Anything Goes” May 28 through June 9, 2013. This saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” is presented by Dance St. Louis and is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s firstclass musical comedy is sailing to St. Louis, while it continues a triumphant run on Broadway. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and of course, “Anything Goes.” U.S. Bank Broadway Series subscribers will also have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for St. Louis favorites “Wicked,” “STOMP” and “Rock of Ages.” These three off-series specials for the 2012-2013 season will be

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offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates. After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in three previous engagements, “Wicked” will defy gravity once again at the Fox Dec. 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013. The international percussion sensation “STOMP” returns to the Fox for a limited engagement Jan. 11 through 13, 2013 presented by Dance St. Louis. Finally, “Rock of Ages” will return by popular demand May 24 through 26, 2013. Disney’s “The Lion King,” one of the Fox Theatre’s 2011-2012 off series specials, plays the Fox Aug. 15 through Sept. 2, 2012, and will also be available as a Swap One show for 2012-2013 U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers. Current U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers will receive their renewal information in April with new subscriptions going on sale in late May. Dance St. Louis and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis subscribers will also receive information from those organizations about priority purchase of each organization’s sponsored shows. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located at 527 N. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis’ lively Grand Center district. For more information, call the Fox Subscription office at 314-535-1700. Groups of 15 or more should call 314-535-2900 for special rates and reservations.

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Music Tuning in Yanni to perform at the Fox N i n e N e t w o r k p re s e n t s A n Evening with Yanni on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $84.50, $74.50, $64.50 and $49.50 and are on sale at the Fox Box Office, by calling 314/534-1111 or at Yanni, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, announced today the first leg of a major tour of North America commencing in April of 2012. The tour includes a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on April 29, 2012. This year saw Yanni, one of the music industry’s most beloved artists, selling out major concert venues around the world including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With his world-class orchestra, he performed music from his latest album “Truth of Touch,” now platinum in the Middle East, as well as classic concert favorites. On December 16th and 17th, Yanni will perform and film two shows at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, a recognized UNESCO Heritage Site, in Puerto Rico. The show will air exclusively in the United States on PBS and debut March 3, 2012. The CD/DVD combo will be available exclusively through PBS pledge drives and a worldwide release in the Spring of 2012. In addition to his television special in Puerto Rico, his string of U.S. dates will be followed by a South American tour in the fall of 2012, and a multi-city tour of China in 2013. As Yanni tours across the globe, his heartfelt and compelling music continues to touch both old and new fans. For further information, stay tuned to:

Thomas Cooley, and baritone Christòpheren Nomura will be heard in concerts Sunday evening, March 25, at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, and Monday evening, March 26, at the Harris Theater. April brings the choral highlight of the season and one of the most important works in the baroque canon—Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Jane Glover leads the chorus, orchestra, and soloists in concerts Sunday evening, April 22, at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, and Monday evening, April 23, at the Harris Theater. Music of the Baroque’s performances of Bach’s sacred masterpieces have been celebrated throughout its history, and strong d e m a n d f o r tickets for these concerts is expected.  Music by four composers who

played string quartets together inspires “Friends,” the concluding program of the 2011–12 season. M u s i c o f t h e B a ro q u e ’ s o w n principal string players are featured as soloists in the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto, and a Dittersdorf concerto for double bass. A sinfonia by Johann Vanhal will also be heard. Jane Glover conducts performances Sunday evening, May 20, at First U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u rc h i n Evanston, and Wednesday evening, May 23, at the Harris Theater. Music of the Baroque experienced increased demand for tickets last season: The ensemble’s subscriber base grew by 9% and single ticket sales have been strong. Subscription packages begin at three concerts for $90, and single tickets are priced at $30–$75 each. Tickets for the 2011–

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Music of the Baroque changes schedule Music of the Baroque has changed the date of its final concert of the season to Wednesday, May 23, at the Harris Theater. This change was made to avoid the anticipated increased traffic and security from the G8 and NATO summits in downtown Chicago. Including the May concert, four programs remain in Music of the Baroque’s 41st season. All re m a i n i n g p ro g r a m s w i l l b e presented at both the 1500-seat Harris Theater in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago and at the 900-seat First United Methodist Church Evanston.  The next concert, “Baroque Journey,” is a program of baroque orchestral works from Germany, England, Italy and France, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer. The evening includes a concerto for flute and recorder by Telemann, a concerto for four violins by Vivaldi, and music by Rameau, Corelli and Purcell. Members of the Music of the Baroque orchestra are featured as soloists in these performances Sunday evening, February 26, at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, and Monday evening, February 27, at the Harris Theater.  In March, Jane Glover leads the ensemble’s first performances in more than two decades of Handel’s L’ A l l e g ro , i l p e n s e ro s o e d i l moderato. One of the composer ’s most imaginative works for the stage, L’Allegro sets John Milton’s verse in a vivid musical dialogue between the contemplative man and the happy man. Sopranos Lisa Saffer and Elizabeth Futral, tenor


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Music calendar Thursday, April 5 Featherstone Drive, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Laurence Hobgood Quartet, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. White Rabbits w/ Gull, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. NuMonie, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Guitar Wolf w/ Transistors, Ded Bugs, DinoFight!, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. M o o n Ta x i & D a n g e r m u f f i n , T h e Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. Kyle Turley w/ Heath Forbes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Chevy Woods w/ Taylor Gang, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jay N Waylon, 3:00 p.m./Radio Star, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Dave Venn Trio, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Christ lives in all of our hearts Tomorrow in churches all over our country and in many places in the world, we will be celebrating Easter. That means we will be rejoicing in the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. At least, that is what the true meaning of Easter symbolizes. However, for some, it will simply be another day. Perhaps for dying Easter eggs, hiding and hunting eggs, and even getting new outfits to celebrate. I’m not sure if the celebration in this case is religious or just a time for festivities, fun, food and family. I’ve been told often through the years ‘not to judge’ so I’ll try not to judge anyone. I know that my family does all the things listed above, but I’d like to think that first we’d attend a worship service and acknowledge the sanctity and true meaning of Easter. I’d like to also believe that for most folks, they are aware of the true meaning of Easter. For many, it will be the end of a time of self-denial because now the Lenten season will come to an end. As I think of Easter, I find myself smiling as I remember a little story I heard many years ago. During a children’s sermon held at church, the pastor asked the children gathered around him, “What do you think Jesus said when he came out of the tomb.” One little girl jumped up and excitedly replied, “Ta Da!!!” Now we know that concept is not at all true, but before we self-righteously negate the child’s answer, let me ask you a question? Even though things didn’t happen in that manner, do you think that some of the other things we do to

Doris Gvillo celebrate happened either? Her joy and exuberance were very real. Sometimes as I try to put myself in the place of those women who went to the tomb that morning and were totally astounded to find Jesus’ body’ gone. A huge stone that needed lots of help to roll in place was moved. Those who were to guard the burial place saw, I guess, nothing. The burial clothes weren’t tossed all over the place but neatly folded and lying in the burial tomb. And, wonder of wonders, Jesus was gone. No one could have stolen the body with guards watching. So what had occurred that so puzzled the women? Luke tells us that while they were puzzling about this, two men with gleaming clothes stood there. They were scared. We would be also. But they were told, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen!” The story is a little different in Matthew, but basically the same. The women were told not to be afraid as Jesus had risen and they were told to tell the disciples. Mark also records a young man sitting in the tomb who said, “Don’t be alarmed." You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.” The gospel of John has a little different report… one that has always interested and intrigued me. It reports basically the same story about fear and confusion. However the gospel tells

us that Mary Magdalene had gone to the tomb. When she saw the stone rolled away, and the tomb empty, she ran to Simon Peter to report that someone had taken Jesus’ body. So, scripture says, Peter and the other disciple went to the tomb but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. They found it ‘empty’. They pondered this fact, but eventually they left and returned to their home. But not Mary…she lingered there. She stood there crying until she saw Jesus standing there and he asked her, “Why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” Mary probably reacted as we would have. She did not recognize Jesus maybe because this whole event seemed so unreal and impossible to comprehend. She asks, “If you’ve taken him away, where is he?” She wants to get the body. But then Jesus says one word… ”Mary” and she recognizing him and says, “Rabbi”. I can’t begin to grasp the magnitude of such an experience or the feelings that must have been raging within her being. First must have been the agony of the crucifixion. Then came Jesus' burial. When she goes the next morning to the burial place, she finds Jesus’ body gone. When the disciples come back with her, they don’t know what to make of this situation and they leave. And suddenly there is someone standing with her and she doesn’t understand who it is so she asks for

help in locating the body. Can we begin to understand the magnitude of her feelings when Jesus speaks her name and she recognizes Him? I am sure she is emotionally drained and then overcome with excitement, but at the same a bit astounded at all that had occurred and what it meant. The word ‘overwhelmed’ might be appropriate here. But she ‘believed’! And because of her belief, she hurried to return to the disciples to share the ‘good news’. It was a little later that Jesus appears to the disciples gathered in a locked room. The locks did not deter Jesus entry. They were amazed, overjoyed, and astounded. He said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. And then He passed unto them the Holy Spirit.” You and I who are so used to having everything proven and explained to the Nth degree find this story intriguing, challenging and somehow beautiful and life-changing. Without this story we wouldn’t be gathering in churches around the world and singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Allelulia”. Because of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, we celebrate that one event that took place so many years ago. Because of the resurrection, Jesus’ disciples and later Paul shared His story to others and the birth of our faith occurred. All these many years later, we

build our lives upon this resurrection story, we place our trust in God because of the life and death of Jesus upon the cross, and we know that the Holy Spirit still is at work in our troubled world. I know I’ve shared this bit with you before but it bears repeating. After the World War II came to an end, much rebuilding took place in Europe. In one church stood a stature of Jesus but because of so much damage to the church, Jesus had no hands. The people discussed if it could be repaired but a strange decision was made. They elected to leave the statue of Christ with ‘no hands’ and to place a plaque that said, “He has no hands but ours.” I f w e t ru l y b e l i e v e i n t h e resurrection story and are trying to the very best of our ability to live as Christ would have us live, we will believe those words. We will accept the gift of salvation with thankful hearts and a penitent spirit. And acknowledge Jesus’ sacrificial death and try to live lives of gratitude, love, obedience and service. I may not quote these words exactly, but there is a hymn we often sing at Easter that says, “He Lives. He Lives…His message to impart. You ask me how I know He lives… He lives within my heart” A n d t o t h a t w e c a n s a y, ALLELULIA!!! Christ the Lord is Risen!!!

in Budapest to meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other leading government officials to discuss the church law and other recent ones regarding media and judicial reforms that have drawn international criticism. Hungary’s new church law, which requires parliamentary approval of churches by a two-thirds majority, sharply cut the number of officially recognized ones from more than 350 to 32. Before the change, religious groups only had to register with the courts to gain official status and access to state subsidies and tax advantages. “Our assessment is that overall it provides a generous framework for religious communities, but there are some problems,” Jagland said of the law in an interview with The Associated Press. “We recognize that there was a need to avoid that some religious organizations or churches misuse the possibility to get public funding, but having said this, some of the provisions in the law are problematic.” The government has said the law was needed to filter out “business churches,” for-profit organizations carrying out no religious activities.

But the role of lawmakers in such decisions has raised suspicions that in some cases political considerations have outweighed applicants’ religious and social merits. There is now a list of qualifications churches must meet to be recognized, but lawmakers do not have to explain their decisions, leaving applicants in the dark about the reasons for their rejection.

to seven years in prison on federal charges that he defrauded church workers out of $2.5 million in health insurance premiums. William Madison Worthy was sentenced Tuesday in Greenville. A judge ordered him to undergo treatment for alcoholism and pay restitution, which will be calculated later. Worthy pleaded guilty last year to insurance crimes affecting interstate commerce. Worthy and one of his companies collected more than $3.5 million in health premiums between 2004 and 2006. Prosecutors said $1 million in medical claims were paid, but the remaining $2.5 million was diverted to bank accounts that Worthy controlled.

Doris Gvillo is a member of Eden United Church of Christ.

Religion briefs Annual tally finds drop in 2010 donations to churches NEW YORK — An annual report on North American congregations found that total donations to the churches declined by $1.2 billion in 2010, the second consecutive year denominations reported a drop in giving. According to the latest Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, congregations reported $29 billion in contributions for 2010, or $763 per capita, for a dip of 2.2 percent. Between 2008 and 2009, as the impact of the Great Recession continued, reported donations had dropped by $431 million. The yearbook, published by the National Council of Churches, also tracks reported membership numbers for denominations. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States remains the largest religious group by far, with 68.2 million members, a growth rate of less than 1 percent in 2010. Mainline Protestant denominations contin u e d t h e i r d e c a d e s - l o n g decline in membership. The largest reported drop was in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which was down 5.9 percent to 4.3 million members, the yearbook authors said. The evangelical Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s secondlargest religious group, reported a very small membership decline of less than 1 percent, but it was the fourth consecutive year the Southern Baptists reported a drop. Their 2010 membership stood at 16.1 million people.


Among the denominations that grew in 2010: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, o r M o r m o n c h u rc h , re p o r t e d a 1.6 percent jump, to 6.2 million members. The Assemblies of God, one of the more established Pentecostal denominations, reported a nearly 4 percent increase to just over 3 million members. The National Council of Churches, based in New York, is an ecumenical group that includes Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox Christian denominations.

Hungary’s law to reduce number of churches criticized by faith leaders BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of the Council of Europe on Wednesday criticized a new law in Hungary that sharply reduced the number of officially recognized churches and changed the procedure they need to follow to gain that status. Council of Europe SecretaryGeneral Thorbjorn Jagland was

S.C. man gets 7 years for defrauding church COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced

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The Arts Friends of Art plan annual auction Hundreds of pieces from a variety of media will be available By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


ore than 200 works of art produced by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty, alumni, students, visiting artists and members of the community will go under the hammer at the 33rd Annual Art Auction, sponsored by the SIUE Friends of Art on Thursday, April 12 at Lewis and Clark Community’s N.O. Nelson Complex, 600 Troy Road in Edwardsville. As in year’s past, potential buyers will be able to preview the items up for auction beginning at 6 p.m. in the Leclaire Room of the Jay Hoffman Building at the N.O. Nelson Complex. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. with professional auctioneers Gary Niemeier and Dennis Ahrens of Ahrens and Niemeier Auction Service calling the event. Additional art will be offered in a silent auction. Pat Vivod, Friends of Art board

member, said the auction pieces will include painting and mixed media, drawing and printmaking, photography and digital design, sculpture and metals, ceramics and glass and fibers. Vivod said she was glad to see so many students donating their work for the auction. “The students this year have been extremely generous. We have a number of great things from them,” she said. Vivod said she was particularly pleased to see some of the fiber students were donating felted scarves. Felting, she said, has become “very trendy” in recent years. Vivod herself is also a fiber artist. “We have a beautiful weaving from Professor Laura Strand, several paintings from John DenHouter... We’ve had a number of photographs from local people and students donated. Steve Williams donated 13 photos. He takes just gorgeous photos of foliage and flowers,” said Vivod. Since l979, the Friends of Art has assisted the Art & Design Department in staging

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Pictured are two examples of the kinds of work that will be available at the 33rd Annual Art Auction sponsored by the SIUE Friends of Art. this fundraiser to enhance the undergraduate and graduate

programs. Last year 142 artworks were auctioned and 48 others were sold during the Silent Auction. Money raised by the auction is used to fund a number of events for the department and its students. Last year ‘s auction funded 14 nationally and internationally known artists/scholars who came to SIUE to give workshops and lectures. Funds will also go toward buying books and films about art and design for SIUE’s Lovejoy Library, scholarships, awards for the High School Exhibit and the Art Auction and to the various student clubs within the department. “Every penny of this money is being pumped back into the art department,” said Vivod. For the fourth year, the auction will take place at the site of the

original facilities of the SIUE Art Department, then known as the Wagner Complex. The entrance fee is $5. All students, auction donors and members of the Friends of Art get in free. A cash bar is available. “All of the people coming will have a good time. We’re hoping to get a lot of people there to part with their hard-earned cash and keep this program going,” said Vivod. The Friends of Art website at has information on the auction and images of some of the artworks to be auctioned. This information is also available on Facebook by searching under: SIUE-Friends-of-Art@siue. edu. For further information contact Dianne Lynch (lynch.dianne4@ or Andi Smith (

Grand Center makes plans for spring Art Walk The world-class art museums and galleries of Grand Center are opening their doors for the annual spring Art Walk in Grand Center, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11. The Art Walk in Grand Center features more than a dozen museums and galleries – several of which are hosting opening receptions for their latest exhibitions – lively entertainment, music, and one of the first opportunities to view the forthcoming temporary public art installation, “A Chromatic Confluence,” at Grand Boulevard and Samuel Shepard Drive. The museums and galleries of Grand Center feature art from some of the region’s most renowned art institutions and brilliant artists from around the world. Visitors to the Art Walk will be issued “passports” upon which they may collect stamps at each museum or gallery. Those with six or more stamps will find discounts at participating district restaurants and venues. A complete list of those participating will be available onsite. To ensure no one misses an exhibit on their must-see list, visitors can follow the “Purple Path,” constructed of more than 1.5 miles of purple tape, guiding visitors to the various museums, galleries and entertainment throughout the district and Saint Louis University. The centerpiece of this year’s Art Walk will


be the temporary public art installation titled “A Chromatic Confluence.” Designed by the Austin-based creative enterprise Thoughtbarn, the installation is constructed from over 20,000 feet of multicolored string and will be a maze-like structure with multiple paths in and out. Filling a 25-by-65 square-foot space, the piece will also be lit at night, adding to the colorful landscape of neon signs in the district. Special for the Art Walk, members of the youth orchestra group from Orchestrating Diversity will be positioned within the alcoves and eddies of the installation, bringing the piece to life through music. More live music fills the air in Strauss Park where Aaron Kamm and the One Drops take the stage from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Farshid Etniko from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Outside the Sheldon Art Galleries, John and Tino Covelli, a father/son duo, perform their brand of experimental jazz from 5 to 9 p.m. More than a dozen galleries and museums are participating in the Art Walk this year. The opening receptions of some fascinating exhibits are conveniently scheduled this evening, including those at the Contemporary Art Museum and Bruno David Gallery. Participating museums and galleries include: • Arthur & Helen Baer Visual Arts Galleries, featuring a selection of images from the PPRC

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Photography Projects • Bruno David Gallery, opening night of HIDDEN in plain sight by Bunny Burson • Cardinal Ritter Gallery, featuring the Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Spring Fine Arts Festival • Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center, featuring the 2012 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition • The Contemporary Art Museum, opening night of The Great Rivers Biennial 2012 • Grand Center Artist Studios, featuring exhibited work in the hallways by The Upstairs Artists • Museum Of Contemporary Religious Art, featuring The Papercut Haggadah by Archi Grant • Pace Framing/The PSTL Window Gallery, opening night of American Products by Tate Foley • Portfolio Gallery, opening night of the exhibition Dark Girls • The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, featuring In the Still Epiphany, curated by artist Gedi Sibony • Saint Louis University Museum Of Art, featuring Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel and Warhol’s Polaroids A Method • The Sheldon Art Galleries, featuring eight exhibitions

• A temporary installation by The Transients, located at 519 N. Grand Blvd., adjacent to Craft Alliance. Also happening on May 11 in Grand Center: • Memphis, 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre • Music of Led Zeppelin, 7:30 p.m. at Powell Hall • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, 8 p.m. at the Black Rep/Grandel Theatre • Rounding Third, 8 p.m. at HotCity Theatre/Kranzberg Arts Center Studio • Dafnis Prieto Trio, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz at the Bistro The Art Walk in Grand Center is free and open to the public. Visit for more information. Grand Center is the major arts and entertainment district in the St. Louis region and is home to more than 30 arts organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of the city’s cultural life. The district hosts more than 1,500 cultural events each year and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center ’s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Hall and the Fabulous Fox Theatre and continues today with the growing vitality of restaurants, retail, commercial and residential development. For more information about Grand Center and Grand Center Inc. visit

The Arts Artistic adventures Kemper Museum to showcase Stezaker In a culture defined by an indiscriminate onslaught of images, John Stezaker’s work conveys both a fascination with their lure and a critique of their seductive power. Using classic movie stills, vintage p o s t c a rd s , b o o k i l l u s t r a t i o n s and other found materials, the contemporary British artist brings new meanings to old pictures, adjusting, inverting and slicing them together to create collages that are at once captivating and unsettling, eerie and elegant, nostalgic and absurd. This spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University will provide the only U.S. venue for the artist’s first major solo museum exhibition. Organized by the Whitechapel Gallery in London, in collaboration with Mudam in Luxembourg and the Kemper Art Museum, John Stezaker surveys his career through more than 90 works dating from the 1970s to the present. Taken together, these works chronicle a lifelong investigation into the meanings generated by visual language and the ways those meanings are shaped by context and circumstance. The exhibit, opening Jan. 27, will remain on view through April 23. Coordinated by Karen K. Butler, assistant curator for the Kemper Art Museum, John Stezaker is roughly organized according to the artist’s use of series and various collage techniques. Included are subtly manipulated found images, from a variety of sources; works created though excision and cutting; and found photographs layered together in startling new combinations. Among the earliest works on view is Untitled (1977), a found black-and-white film still depicting a woman and man sitting at a piano. Stezaker initially received the print as a gift and unconsciously placed it upside down on a music stand. “There it stayed for five years, until I decided it was a work in its own right,” Stezaker says in the accompanying catalog. “The right way up, the image shows a closedeyed pianist, seemingly wrapped up in his own music. An admiring female, who could also stand as the muse, looks at him as he plays. When you turn it upside down, there is a kind of reversal: the muse in reflection somehow dominates the active musician, who becomes this strange sleeping figure.” Film stills also figure prominently in Stezaker ’s Marriage series. Splicing together publicity photos of classic movie stars, both male a n d f e m a l e , S t e z a k e r c re a t e s hybrid characters that appear both disjointed and oddly harmonious, their residual allure rendered poignant by the discrepancies between the elegantly mismatched features. Conversely, the Dark Star series turns publicity portraits into cutout silhouettes, draining the image of celebrity and suggesting a more ambiguous presence, while the Mask series collages profiles of glamorous sitters with faded postcards of caves, hamlets and waterfalls, resulting in composite scenes that fuse portraiture with landscape. Stezaker ’s obsession with recasting old images achieves a kind of apotheosis in his Third Person Archive. Begun in 1976, this continuing series consists of hundreds of incidental figures collected from maps, atlases, geographic encyclopedias and

obsolete travel illustrations dating to the 1920s and ’30s (when surrealism, an important influence on Stezaker’s work, was at a peak). Reproduced as stampsize miniatures, these peripheral characters, originally captured by chance or happenstance, are granted posthumous agency, their long-forgotten journeys now taking the center stage of our attention. About the artist Stezaker was born in England in 1949 and currently lives and works in London. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in the 1960s and has since taught at Central Saint Martins School of Art, Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. Since the 1970s, Stezaker has exhibited widely across the United Kingdom and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include Freiburg Kunstverein (2010); Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen (GAK) (2008); Rubell Family Collection, M i a m i ( 2 0 0 7 ) ; S t i l l s G a l l e r y, Edinburgh (2007); and White Columns, New York (2006). Major group shows include Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York (2008); Tate Triennial 2006—New British Art, Tate Britain, London (2006); The British Art Show 5 (2000); and the 40th Venice Biennale (1982). For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or visit kemperartmuseum.

Shakespeare Festival to present "Othello" Broadway actor Billy Eugene Jones will star as Othello, the eloquent and powerful general who succumbs tragically to a fit of jealous rage, in the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ 2012 production of “Othello,” which runs May 25 - June 17 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Preview performances are scheduled for May 23-24. Bruce Longworth will direct. Heather Wood, who received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University will play the Venetian debutante, Desdemona, and Justin Blanchard, who made his Shakespeare Festival St. Louis debut in “Hamlet,” will play the villainous Iago.  All three, who currently live and work in New York, have a stellar list of credits to their names.  “Billy Eugene Jones is one

of the most impressive actors in the country right now,” said Rick Dildine, Executive Director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. “The depth he brings to his roles is bar none compared to others.  He is a phenomenal talent and we are incredibly lucky to have him leading the cast.  Heather is one of the most sought-after ingenues in the country, capable of combining both a sweet naivete with power in her roles.  Justin is an all-encompassing force of nature when it comes to stage artistry.  Not only does he act, he’s a writer and a director.  He does it all.  St. Louisans are really in for a remarkable treat this season.” Jones’ credits include roles on Broadway in “The Mountaintop,” “Passing Strange,” “Radio Golf,” “Gem of the Ocean” and “A Raisin in the Sun.”  Some of his OffBroadway credits include “In the Footprint/The Battle Over Atlantic Yards (The Civilians),” “Three Sisters,” and “Waiting for Godot” (Classical Theatre of Harlem).  A graduate of The Yale School of Drama, Jones, is originally from Dallas. Wood’s New York and regional credits include “The Seagull” and “A True History of the Johnstown Flood” (World Premiere) at The Goodman Theatre, “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at The Old Globe Theatre.  She won the Critics’ Choice Award for  Outstanding Supporting Performance in “Agnes of God” at Stray Dog Theatre in St. Louis.  Blanchard has directed and acted throughout the country.  St. Louisans will remember his performance as Laertes in the festival’s “Hamlet” two years ago.  He’s performed on Broadway in “Journey’s End” and in Off-Broadway productions of “Hamlet,” “Henry V,” “Macbeth,” and “The Broken Heart.”  Blanchard holds a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Both Wood and Blanchard received their M.F.A.s from Brown University/Trinity Rep.  Believed to have been written in approximately 1603, “Othello’s” plot revolves around Othello, a general; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and Iago, an ensign in Othello’s service.  Iago, enraged at being passed over for promotion to lieutenant by Cassio, decides to exact revenge by convincing Othello that Cassio is having an affair with Desdemona. 

It’s Iago intent to ruin Cassio’s reputation, get his job and destroy Othello’s happiness. Eventually, Iago is able to poison Othello’s mind and, in a fit of jealous rage, Othello kills Desdemona.  Afterwards, Othello learns that Iago has lied about everything. Grief stricken, Othello kills himself. "Shakespeare challenges stereotypes in his writing and nowhere is that more true than in the tragedy of Othello,” Dildine said.  “The implications are that knowing oneself and others isn’t always what it appears to be; that bad judgment arises from accepting stereotypes and relying on one’s perception of another rather than true knowledge of the other.” St. Louisan Bruce Longworth,who directed “Hamlet” two years ago, will be directing the “Othello” production.  This marks the first time a director will return for a second production in the history of the festival.  Longworth has been a faculty member in t h e C o n s e r v a t o r y o f T h e a t re Arts at Webster University since 1985 and is currently head of the acting program.  He has worked extensively in St. Louis and around the country as a director, actor, and voice and dialect coach.  Robbie Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is the set designer for the show.  Jones is a five-time Omaha Entertainments Award nominee for set and costume design; a Kennedy Center-ACTF Region 5 National Teaching Artist Grant Award Nominee; and assistant scene designer and fellowship winner f o r t h e To n y Aw a rd - w i n n i n g Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.  He has worked in theater across the country.  Lou Bird, Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University

and Program Director for the SLU Theatre Department, will be the costume designer for “Othello.” This is Bird’s second time designing costumes for SFSTL, having worked on “Much Ado About Nothing” in 2007. In addition to the three main characters, other cast members include Kim Stauffer (Emilia), Joshua Thomas (Cassio), Cherie Corinne Rice (Biancia), Rudi Utter (Roderigo), Whit Reichart (Brabantio), Joneal Joplin (Duke of Venice), Christopher Hickey (Montano), Jerry Vogel (Lodovico), and ensemble members Chauncy Thomas, Pete Winfrey, Kevin Mimms, Michael Fariss, Eric White and Jared Lotz. The popularity of last year ’s inaugural backstage tours before each performance and  20-minute post-show talkbacks will continue this season. As in previous years, the Pre-Show Festival activities will include a nightly Green Show at 6:30 p.m. The Pre-Show will include: a 20-minute adaptation of “Othello” which will introduce the characters and plot to children of all ages; musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers; craft table for kids; conversations on the lawn by local scholars, as well as new activities. I n t h e p a s t 11 y e a r s , t h e Shakespeare Festival has attracted more than a half million  people to the performances in Forest Park.  Last year ’s show, “The Ta m i n g o f t h e S h re w ” d re w a season attendance record of 63,000 people. The organization has reached an additional 235,000 students through its educational touring productions, school programs, summer camps and community partnerships. For more information, please visit www., or call 314/531-9800.


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The Arts Artistic adventures The Rep to present “The Comedy of Errors’ The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) presents William Shakespeare’s "The Comedy of Errors". This hilarious romp will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing A r t s , 1 3 0 E d g a r R o a d ( o n t h e c a m p u s o f We b s t e r University), Webster Groves, March 14 – April 8, 2012. Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday–Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Ticket prices start at just $16 (previews) and $19 (regular performances). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925, or visit The Rep’s Online Box Office at Major sponsorship for this production is provided by Boeing and Edward Jones. The Rep’s production of "The Comedy of Errors" is a part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Mistaken identities, outlandish disguises and musical

merriment take two sets of twins on a raucous journey through the streets of New Orleans in one of Shakespeare’s cleverest comedies.\]\] Antipholus has no idea his longlost twin brother has arrived in town, not to mention that his servant, Dromio, apparently has a long-lost twin as well. When all four converge on the Big Easy for Mardi Gras, events take a hilarious turn in a comic adventure of madcap mayhem. Shakespeare found inspiration for "The Comedy of Errors" in Menaechmi, written by the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. The Bard added a few more characters, but the essential plot was the one written centuries earlier. "The Comedy of Errors" is Shakespeare’s only true "city" comedy, based on the classic form set out by Plautus. Because Rome was a big city, the dramaturgy of comedy was in keeping with the spirit of a big city—lots of people, lots of money, confusion of identity, cooks, courtesans and amorous young men. The Rep’s production of "The Comedy of Errors" is directed by Paul Mason Barnes (Macbeth), whose past production won critical acclaim at Great River Shakespeare Festival. The cast of "The Comedy of Errors" at The Rep is Aaron Orion Baker as Jailer/Officer; Tina Fabrique (last seen in Ella) as Abbess; Michael Fitzpatrick as Antipholus of Ephesus; Tarah Flanagan (last seen in Saint Joan) as

Adriana; Kate Fonville as Luciana; Ryan Fonville as Merchant/Reveler; Evan Fuller as Luce; Shanara Gabrielle (last seen in Macbeth) as Courtesan/Reveler; Christopher Gerson (last seen in Saint Joan) as Dromio of Ephesus; Kurt Hellerich as Agador; Christopher Hickey (last seen in Macbeth) as Balthasar/Nell; Walter Hudson (last seen in Amadeus) as Duke of Ephesus; Adrianna Jones as Schoolgirl/Reveler; Dakota Mackey-McGee as Citizen/ Reveler; Chris Mixon as Antipholus of Syracuse; Thomas Eric Morris as Citizen/Reveler; Joey Otradovec as Citizen/ Reveler; Jim Poulos (last seen in Amadeus) as Angelo/ Reveler; Christina Ramirez as Citizen/Reveler; Doug Scholz-Carlson as Dromio of Syracuse; Jerry Vogel (last seen in Macbeth) as Dr. Pinch/Ensemble; Jack Forbes Wilson as Harry/Merchant and Lenny Wolpe as Egeon. The creative staff also includes Erik Paulson, set designer; Margaret E. Weedon, costume designer; Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; Jack Forbes Wilson, musical director/arranger; Glenn Dunn, stage manager; and Tony Dearing, assistant stage manager. For more information about The Rep’s production of "The Comedy of Errors" 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

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Thursday, April 5 • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through April 7. • The Comedy of Errors, The Rep, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Material Attractions: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15. • 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. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 19. • Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within, COCA, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 29. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • Bring It On: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Star Trek: The Exhibition, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs through May 28. • Fiddler on the Roof, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 27. • Nanjing Memories in Sino-U.S. Relations Photography Exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15.

Friday, April 6 • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through April 7. • The Comedy of Errors, The Rep, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Material Attractions: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15. • 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. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 19. • Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within, COCA, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m.

to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 29. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • Bring It On: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Star Trek: The Exhibition, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs through May 28. • Fiddler on the Roof, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 27. • Nanjing Memories in Sino-U.S. Relations Photography Exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15.

Saturday, April 7 • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. The Comedy of Errors, The Rep, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Material Attractions: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15. • 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. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville

Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through April 19. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 8. • Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 22. • Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within, COCA, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 29. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • Bring It On: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Fiddler on the Roof, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • The Randy Dandies present Scientific Affairs: Burlesqueology 101, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 27. • Nanjing Memories in Sino-U.S. Relations Photography Exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 13. • 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. • Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 15.

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Sunday, April 8 • The Comedy of Errors, The Rep, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. & 7 p.m. • Material Attractions: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, noon - 4:00 p.m., Runs through April 15. • Classic Images: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 6. • At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St.

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LA S V E G A S ( A P ) — N e v a d a g a m b l i n g regulators have approved a license that will let singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett share in the gambling revenues from his Margaritaville casino in Las Vegas. T h e L a s Ve g a s R e v i e w - J o u r n a l r e p o r t s ( h t t p : / / ) the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved a gambling license Thursday for Palm Beach, Fla.-based Margaritaville Holdings and its famous chairman Buffett. The casino located inside the Flamingo on the L a s Ve g a s S t r i p o p e n e d i n O c t o b e r. B u f f e t t h a s h a d a p re s e n c e i n S i n C i t y s i n c e 2 0 0 3 t h ro u g h h i s Margaritaville restaurant. Buffett told commissioners he never imagined the laid-back beach tune he released in 1977 would eventually become a valuable piece of intellectual property. But he added that “Margaritaville” was “a pretty good song” and said “it worked out.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Grand Central Terminal will celebrate its centennial as a landmark transportation hub with input from Caroline Kennedy, Spike Lee and Jessye Norman. The railroad station that has served as a gateway to the city since 1913 unveiled a new logo Tuesday, featuring an image of the big clock that’s a popular meeting spot in the marble-paved main concourse. E a c h m o r n i n g , a s c o m m u t e r s r u s h t h ro u g h t h e 80,000-square-foot hall, they encounter a lighting effect that lends the terminal its charisma: “sunlight beaming through the eastern windows,” Joseph Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told a news conference. Grand Central serves 750,000 commuters daily plus visitors who shop, take photos and eat at both high-end and affordable restaurants. Modeled on ancient Roman baths, the Beaux Arts building is home to Metro-North, the nation’s busiest commuter railroad that links the city with its northern suburbs. Metro North is replacing its older cars with new ones. By 2016, it will not be Grand Central’s only rail service; tunnels are being excavated so the Long Island Rail Road that operates from Manhattan’s Penn Station also will stop at the terminal. Grand Central opened on Feb. 1, 1913, as the world’s largest train station. On that day a century later, the terminal will be rededicated, said centennial committee chairman Peter Stangl. The honorary chair is Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who helped save Grand Central from demolition in the 1980s. Also offering their presence and participation next year are Lee, a filmmaker, and Norman, a star singer who is to perform on centennial day. The yearlong celebration will feature an exhibit detailing Grand Central’s history. A major improvement is planned with the restructuring of the entrance on 42nd Street to make it more prominent. Inside, Vanderbilt Hall — dubbed “New York’s living

Saguaro National Park cutting plastic bottle use TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Saguaro National Park in Tucson is discontinuing the sale of disposable bottled water or soda by vending machines on site. Officials say the park has long been committed to recycling plastic and aluminum, saving 61,500 pounds of recyclable waste from landfills in 2010 alone. H o w e v e r, t r a n s p o r t i n g d i s p o s a b l e b o t t l e s t o b e recycled also costs money, time and gasoline. The park could eliminate up to 40 percent of what is currently recycled and that’s about 15 percent of the park’s total waste stream. Saguaro conducted an analysis of the potential impacts of eliminating the sale of disposable bottled water and soda. It determined that the more sustainable solution is to provide new water bottle filling stations for visitors to refill their own reusable containers.

room” — will acquire a cafi. Its public space is to be used for various purposes year-round instead of only part of the time. In May 2013, a “parade” of historic trains will allow visitors to walk through cars built in an era when travelers arrived in New York by train from around the country. Now, hundreds of daily trains go only as far as New Haven, Conn. or upstate New York. Daily walking tours are offered through the edifice that covers two square blocks on Manhattan’s East Side. Highlights include the great ceiling in gold leaf on cerulean blue oil depicting 2,500 stars in the Mediterranean sky, illuminated with fiber optics. It was renovated in 1998 along with much of the terminal.

White-nose syndrome confirmed in Smokies bats GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Biologists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have confirmed that two bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome. The malady has caused a massive die-off of bats in Eastern states and the fungus that causes it had been found earlier in the Smokies. Park spokesman Bob Miller on Tuesday issued a statement in which officials said a tricolored bat and a little brown bat had been found to have the disease. It is called white-nose because of a white fungus that forms on the faces of many infected bats. The actual cause of death from the syndrome isn’t known and there is no known cure. “While the confirmation of WNS in the park is not a surprise, it is still a sad day for the resource,” said Dale Ditmanson, park superintendent. “By continuing to .monitor bat populations in our caves and forests we hope to minimize WNS affecting other bat habitats outside of our boundaries.” Entrances to 16 known caves and two mines in the park were barred in 2009 to keep people from going into them and, perhaps, contaminating bat populations with the fungus. Eleven species of bats are known to live in the 500,000-acre park on the Tennessee-North Carolina line, including the largest hibernating population of the endangered Indiana bat in Tennessee.

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A reception was held for first-generation scholarship recipients and their families on Mar. 22 at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University’s Lebanon, Ill., campus. Left to right, Lisa Brennan, coordinator; Dr. Christine Bahr, provost and dean; Nykhala Coston, Michelle Deatherage, Deante Siller, Lora Kern, Michael Willis, Kayla McClain, Cassandra Ochoa, Dr. Brenda Boudreau, director. Not pictured are Martha Feldkamp, Brandi Foster and Nathan Hunt.

First-generation students find success By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge

McKendree puts grant to use

Recently, nearly one third of incoming college freshmen nationwide were found to be first-generation students. That’s a significant increase in such students, who are defined as being the first in their families to attend a four-year college or university. Even more startling was what Lisa Brennan, who coordinates the First Generation Success program at McKendree University, discovered when she ran the numbers recently for her school. “We thought we might have closer to 40 percent, but when I started carefully calculating it was closer,” she said. Brennan has lived in Edwardsville for a dozen years and commutes to Lebanon, where she also teaches English and consults for the Writing Center. McKendree started the FGS program two years ago with a $50,000 start-up grant from Wal-Mart. Nineteen other institutions received the grants, and each had at least 30 percent of first-generation students among their most recent freshman class. The program offers academic, personal and financial support for students who are the first in their family to attend a fouryear college. In a news release, Dr. Brenda Boudreau said the program would no doubt have helped when she went to college. “I was really clueless about how academia worked,” said Boudreau, a professor of English at McKendree, chair of the school’s Humanities Division, and director of the Writing Resource Center. “We have many first-generation faculty and staff on

this campus who really understand the challenges of being a first-generation college student, and who welcome the opportunity to work with them.” McKendree has campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky. and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base, and when Brennan added those students in with the main campus the percentage of first generation students jumped to 50 percent. First generation students frequently come from families where the decision to attend college hasn’t even been on the radar screen. Their parents may not have even discussed it, and they may even have run into opposition from an aunt or uncle. Even more than most, when first-generation students get to campus they’re faced with a jarringly different culture. One way Brennan’s program tries to help is by encouraging first generation students to get connected and become involved in campus activities. “When they start off, we talk about advisors, counselors,” Brennan said. “It’s just an academic advisor, but to them it sounds like they’re getting talk therapy or something.” When researchers ask first generation students what barriers stand in the way of their attending college, money tops the list. While the scholarships help the 10 recipients each year, Brennan also helps students with nettlesome tasks such as filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and finding financial aid. Other hurdles are social rather than financial and Brennan says she can help them clear those as well. What students,

who are often leaving home for the first time, really need to do is learn to take responsibility for themselves, and to reach out to make friends. Some students have parents who are encouraging but others have parents who don’t know how to be encouraging. “When things get tough, they tend to say ‘Don’t worry about it, pack your things, and I’ll come and get you. You’ve done it, you can’t say you’ve tried, we’ll get you out of there.’ They don’t understand this idea of persistence.” Brennan’s own path to McKendree was circuitous. She started her professional career in advertising, then switched to nursing. Then she was drawn to literature, and she went on to earn degrees in English and education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For five years, starting in 1997, she taught English at Hazelwood East High School, and after that she taught five more years at Kaskaskia Community College. Twelve years ago she moved to Edwardsville with her two sons, both teenagers now. In 2006 she saw an advertisement in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brennan threw her hat in the ring, and she was surprised when McKendree hired her to teach English part time. Later she was hired full-time. The 2012 First Generation Student Success Scholarship winners are: first-year students Cassandra Ochoa of O’Fallon and Deante Siller of Markham; sophomores Nathan Hunt of Harrisburg and Lora Kern of Belleville; and juniors Nykhala Coston of Edwardsville and Kayla McClain of Belleville. Sophomore Michelle Deatherage, of Freeburg, is a student at the Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Junior Martha Feldkamp and senior Michael Willis are students at McKendree’s Louisville, Ky., campus. Brandi Foster, of Olney, is a junior in the Accelerated Instruction at McKendree (AiM) program.

Rate of pet aging stirs up debate LOS ANGELES (AP) — Age may creep up on man, but his best friend gets there at warp speed. Going from pup to grandpup doesn’t leave much prime time under American Veterinary Medical Association labels that cats and small dogs are geriatric at 7 — and large dogs at 6. But not everyone agrees, and rescuers say those definitions can be a death sentence to older animals in need of homes. Dr. Emily Pointer, staff internist and medical coordinator at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York, said she considers the last third of life the sunset years. “That seems fairly crazy,” she said of the AMVA designations. “I would never consider a person in their 40s or 50s to be senior.”


The AVMA said the oldest cat on record was 34, the oldest dog was 29. Forget the notion that seven dog years equal one human year, the AVMA said. A 7year-old dog weighing less than 50 pounds is like a 44- to 47-year-old human; 10 equals 56- to 60-year-old humans; 15 is like a 76- to 83-year-old; and 20 is like a 96- to 105-yearold human, the group said. Pet health improved in the 1950s and ‘ 6 0 s w h e n c o m m e rc i a l d o g f o o d a n d vaccinations became popular and spaying and neutering increased, said Stephen Zawistowski, ASPCA executive vice president and science adviser. Technology has advanced and today’s owners are more willing to go the distance for their pets, Pointer said. “In the past, if your cat was diagnosed

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with diabetes, the recommendation was probably to euthanize the cat. Now, a lot fewer people are willing to do that because it’s a treatable disease,” Pointer said. Kristin Dewey of Los Angeles has an 18-year-old Ragdoll cat named Cokie. He fell from an 80-foot palm tree 16 years ago and seemed OK until four years ago when something temporarily paralyzed him and left him incontinent. “Indoor-only cats that are loved and treated like family start to get old around 15 but can still live good lives until 19 or more. They may be a little creaky and have some health issues, but so do we all,” Dewey said. Pointer agreed: “Well-loved pets live longer than unloved pets.” “We find that most dogs become geriatric

after age 12, and that at 12-ish they are like humans at 65,” said Judith Piper, founder and executive director of the rescue group Old Dog Haven in Lake Stevens, Wash. Most shelters consider dogs old at 8, Piper said, so Old Dog Haven works with dogs 8 and up. The group tries to place the 8- to 12-yearolds they rescue from shelters and find final refuge homes for those over 12. At age 14, Solomon is one of those final refuge or hospice dogs. Part Dalmatian and part German shepherd, he has been with Lisa Black for 30 months. Black owns the Stardust Salon and Spa in Seattle and Solomon goes to work with her every day to greet customers. “If they don’t like him, it’s not the place for them,” Black said.

Family Focus Summer's temptations Ready-to-eat meats can present problems for some By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


eing nearly seven months pregnant, it’s fair to say that the subject of food is never far from my mind. I’ve got crackers and bananas in my desk drawer, string cheese is constantly in the fridge and my purse is nearly always bulging with goodies of some sort to keep my demanding appetite (and the nausea) at bay.

I have also had to pay closer attention to what I’m eating as well as how much. Many of the foods that I previously would have scarfed down without a second thought are now either on the restricted list (goodbye second cup of coffee) or off the menu altogether. Spring and summer, when the weather is warm and we all want to be outside enjoying the barbecues and picnics, is a good time to re-evaluate the foods we’re eating. Pregnant women, older adults, babies and people with compromised immune systems should all keep an eye on certain foods, particularly undercooked and processed meats. Cook-outs and picnics are great ways to share quality time with friends and family. However, it’s important to know that readyto-eat hot dogs, lunch meats and cold cuts may not be safe for certain groups of people. These and certain other foods can be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria, which causes listeriosis, a serious disease that primarily affects older adults, adults with weakened immune systems,

pregnant women and newborns. In the United States, an estimated 1,600 people become seriously ill with listeriosis each year and 260 die. Healthy children and adults occasionally get infected with listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill. The following groups have a higher risk of listeriosis, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control: • Pregnant women: Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get listeriosis. About one in six (17 percent) cases of listeriosis occurs during pregnancy. • Newborns: Newborns suffer the most serious effects of infection in pregnancy. • Persons with weakened immune systems from transplants or certain diseases, therapies, or medications • Persons with cancer, diabetes, alcoholism, liver or kidney disease. • Persons with AIDS: They are almost 300 times more likely to get listeriosis than people with normal immune systems. • Older adults Listeria is killed by pasteurization and cooking, but some ready-to-eat foods, such as hot dogs and deli meats, can be contaminated after factory processing. For those in the high risk groups, CDC recommends the following precautions: • Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts or other deli meats unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165F or until steaming hot. • Do not eat refrigerated pate or meat spreads from a deli or meat counter or from the refrigerated section of a store. • Do not eat soft cheese such as

feta, queso blanco, queso fresco, brie, Camembert, blue-veined, or panela (queso panela) unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk. • Do not eat refrigerated smoked seafood, unless it is contained in a cooked dish, such as a casserole, or unless it is a canned or shelf-stable product. Refrigerated smoked seafood, such as salmon, trout, whitefish, cod, tuna, and mackerel, is most often labeled as “nova-style,” “lox,” “kippered,” “smoked, “ or “jerky.” Canned and shelf-stable tuna, salmon, and other fish products are safe to eat.“ It is important for everyone to use precooked or ready-toeat food as soon as you can. Do not store the product in the refrigerator beyond the use-by date. Follow USDA refrigerator storage time guidelines: Hot Dogs – store opened package no longer than 1 week and unopened package no longer than two weeks in the refrigerator. Luncheon and Deli Meat – store factory-sealed, unopened package no longer than two weeks. Store opened packages and meat sliced at a local deli no longer than three to five days in the refrigerator. Listeriosis is a serious disease that can result in death, even with prompt treatment. Death caused by listeriosis is particularly likely in older adults, people with weakened immune systems or other medical conditions, and fetuses and newborn babies. Take the necessary precautions to make sure you and your loved ones do not get infected. For more information on foods to avoid and how to safely prepare and refrigerate food, visit

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Pregnant women should pay careful attention to what they eat.

On the street What is your favorite Easter candy?

"The Reese's eggs."

"Jelly beans."

"Cadbury Eggs."

"Peppermint Patties."


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David Pruitt, Alton

Darren Garbuz, Crystal Lake

Nicole Harper, O'Fallon

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“Silent House”

Let’s just get something out of the way off the top: “Silent House” creates the illusion that it’s a haunted-house thriller crafted in one long, continuous shot. The camera follows “Martha Marcy May Marlene” star Elizabeth Olsen around a creepy, creaky lake house that’s under renovation, and we’re right there with her for every bump, jump and thump of her heart. This isn’t exactly the case, and husband-and-wife directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau acknowledge as much — they actually pieced together several long takes to create one seemingly seamless feature-length film, a process that must have required a great deal of planning, choreography, breath-holding and prayer to pull off in its own right. But once you realize that what you’re watching is a trick — albeit one that’s beautifully executed from a technical standpoint — with a final twist that’s really a gimmick, its novelty loses a bit of its luster. Still, Olsen always makes the movie watchable. She has to — she appears in nearly every single frame. RATED: R for disturbing violent content and terror. RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“21 Jump Street”

The TV show that made Johnny Depp a star is little more than a jumping-off point for this rowdy, raunchy big-screen update that aims for laughs over action and delivers them intermittently. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are surprisingly amusing together as newbie cops sent undercover as high school kids to root out a drug ring. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller take everything — the car chases, the shootouts, the teen kegger, the goofy idiocy of the characters — to the extreme. Some of the absurd violence is funny, some is pointlessly mean and nasty enough to jar viewers out of the action now and then. Hill and Tatum’s odd-couple act is the best thing about the movie, both playing the straight man yet managing to make their partnership much funnier than the hit-and-miss jokes and action really are. The movie’s nimble pacing also helps, sneaking in some slick, wily tidbits and powering through the many gags that would fall flat if you had another second or two to think about them. It doesn’t work all the time, or even most of the time, but it does work enough of the time to make this more enjoyable than most of Hollywood’s unimaginative remakes and updates. RATED: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence. RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Casa de mi Padre”

This is a total goof, of course. That’s obvious even before Will Ferrell, dressed in a cowboy hat and a neckerchief sitting astride a horse in the Mexican desert, opens his mouth and utters his first overly enunciated Spanish words. It’s clear from the titles: a grainy, bloody, Tarantino-style montage of melodramatic spaghetti Western imagery, featuring Christina Aguilera belting out the bombastic theme song. The affection for B-movies and telenovelas is clear in this sendup from Matt Piedmont (making his directing debut) and writer Andrew Steele, longtime collaborators of Ferrell’s from “Saturday Night Live” and “Funny or Die.” But the premise, which would have been just fine as a sketch, feels as if it’s been stretched awfully thin to fill an entire feature. Still, you have to give everyone involved credit for just going for it. That starts with Ferrell himself, speaking solid Spanish (albeit with an Americanized accent) as Armando Alvarez, a dimwitted ranchero whose successful businessman brother, Raul (Diego Luna), is the star of the family as far as their father (the late Pedro Armendariz Jr.) is concerned. When Raul brings home his stunningly


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“Jeff, Who Lives at Home”

Mark Duplass has said that he and his brother, Jay, look to the veteran Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for artistic inspiration, with their naturalistic, documentary-style approach to telling feature stories. That’s evident once again in this sweet, slight tale told with simple intimacy and a deadpan tone to its absurd humor. Not much happens over a meandering day in suburban Baton Rouge, La., but it all builds to a climax that makes the journey worthwhile. Jason Segel plays the titular character, a 30-year-old slacker who still lives in the basement of his childhood home. Inspired by the M. Night Shyamalan movie “Signs,” he believes there are no coincidences, that everything happens for a reason if you’re willing to open your mind and pay attention to the daily details that can determine your fate. And so a simple errand for his widowed, enabling mother (Susan Sarandon in a lovely, understated performance) turns into a weird and winding adventure involving pickup basketball, amateur sleuthing and an elusive man named Kevin. The Duplasses create the sensation that we’re just following along wherever Jeff takes us, without judgment. Ed Helms and Judy Greer co-star. RATED: R for language including sexual references and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“The FP”

One gets the sensation while watching this low-budget ‘80s parody that a bunch of people went trolling at a vintage clothing store one day, found some moon boots, acid-washed jean jackets and neon tank tops and decided to make a movie about them. “The FP” makes fun of several genres — dance movies, underdog sports flicks, glossy action pictures — and mixes them together in an attempt at kitschy cult infamy. But rather than crafting a movie that’s so bad it’s good, writerdirector brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that’s just plain bad — and boring, and repetitive. Once you get past the initial laugh factor of the hideous retro trappings, there isn’t much left. The predominately white characters talk in the sort of co-opted, clunky hip-hop slang that might have worked for a little while in a sketch but soon grows tiresome. As an attempt at social commentary, this approach feels half-baked; as comedy, it just feels numbing. In a futuristic wasteland known as “The FP” (actually the Southern California mountain town of Frazier Park), a turf war is raging between trash-talking dance gangs. Jason Trost stars

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as JTRO (pronounced JAY-tro), who loses his older brother, BTRO (Brandon Barrera), in a deadly “Beat-Beat Revelation” video game showdown with their gold-toothed rival, L Dubba E (Lee Valmassy). A year later, JTRO is dragged out of hiding to avenge his brother’s death in a rematch. RATED: R for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material. RUNNING TIME: 83 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One star out of four.

“The Hunger Games”

Fans should be satisfied with director Gary Ross’ adaptation of the first of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trio of novels about Katniss Everdeen, the independent, 16-year-old heroine fighting for survival in a futuristic, fascist society. The script adheres rather closely to Collins’ book — no surprise there since she co-wrote it with Ross and Billy Ray — although it does truncate some of the subplots that provide its greatest emotional heft as well as soften the brutal violence of the games themselves, ostensibly in the name of securing a PG13 rating. Still, the makers of “The Hunger Games” have managed the difficult feat of crafting a film that feels both epic and intimate at once. And Jennifer Lawrence is an ideal choice to play Katniss. She has a startling screen presence with her natural beauty, instincts and maturity beyond her years, yet there’s a youthful energy and even a vulnerability that make her relatable to the core, target audience of female fans. A postapocalyptic version of North America has been divided into 12 districts. Every year, a teenage boy and girl from each are selected randomly at the “Reaping” and sent to the opulent, art deco Capitol, where they’re made over, trained and primed to fight each other to the death until one is left standing in the sprawling arena. When Katniss’ younger sister, Prim, is chosen from District 12, Katniss volunteers in her place. Josh Hutcherson co-stars as Peeta, the baker’s son and her male counterpart, with Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks among the strong supporting cast. RATED: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images — all involving teens. RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“The Raid: Redemption”

The film speed of 24 frames-per-second barely outruns the relentless pace of pummeling that thumps through this Indonesian martial arts flick. The Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans has mined the Indonesian fighting style of Silat, which he first sought out to document and then fictionalized in the little-seen 2009 film “Merantau.” “The Raid” is fashioned as a prequel to “Merantau,” but story doesn’t have much to do with it. A 20-member SWAT team storms a dilapidated, monolithic, 15-story high rise in Jakarta, where a crime lord (Ray Sahetapy) has created an impenetrable lair. The siege is immediately overmatched, locked in a maze of grimy hallways and surrounded by encroaching gang members. A rookie on the force, Rama (Iko Uwais, who also choreographed the fighting), proves a particularly good and inventive fighter. Small amounts of backstory bleed out of the action, but there’s little propelling things beside the simple kinetic kick of the film’s video game-like plot. The claustrophobia of the film’s dingy, byzantine corridors could be taken for a metaphor for omnipresent corruption, but any such thought evaporates in the never-ending flurry of combat. RATED: R for strong brutal violence throughout, and language. Indonesian with English subtitles. RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.


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In this film image released by Sony Pictures Classics, Ray Sahetapy as Tama, left, and Pierre Gruno as Wahyu are shown in a scene from "The Raid: Redemption."

Relentless pummeling paces "The Raid" By JAKE COYLE Associated Press The film speed of 24 frames-per-second barely outruns the relentless pace of pummeling that thumps through the Indonesian martial arts flick “The Raid: Redemption.” Hollywood’s eye for talent is acute for nothing so much as an action director, and in Gareth Huw Evans, it hopes to have found a filmmaker to resurrect the fist-flying genre of Bruce Lee. The Welsh filmmaker has mined the Indonesian fighting style of Silat, which he first sought out to document and then fictionalized in the little-seen 2009 film “Merantau.” “The Raid,” fashioned as a prequel to “Merantau,” was made with much of the same

team, including Iko Uwais, who both plays our hero, Rama, and choreographed the fighting. After building buzz at festivals, it was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, which has made the subtitled Indonesian film more palatable to American audiences by slapping on a nu-metal score by Mike Shinoda of Lincoln Park and Joseph Trapanese. Narrative complexity is not a relevant quality to “The Raid,” which Evans also wrote and edited. Like John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13,” it’s set almost entirely in one location: a dilapidated, monolithic, 15-story high rise in Jakarta. A 20-member SWAT team is storming the building to turn out the crime lord Tama (Ray Sahetapy) who has fashioned an impenetrable

lair out of the tall slum. He waits on the 15th floor with henchmen Mad Dog (Yayan Ruhian, also a fight choreographer) and Andi (Doni Alamsyah) at his side, an army of gang members at the ready and floors of poor tenants who’ll do his bidding. Rama, who we first see working out and praying before leaving his pregnant wife for the mission, is only a rookie among the police force. They’re led by the graying Wahyu (Pierre Gruno), whose motives quickly come into question from team leader Jaka (Joe Taslim, a former Judo champ). The siege is immediately overmatched, locked in a maze of grimy hallways and surrounded by psychopathic gunmen who

rain bullets on the cowering police. Tama watches from above through surveillance cameras, giving directives to the building’s inhabitants. As the police numbers dwindle, Rama stands apart for his fighting acumen. The battle ebbs from machine guns to machetes and ultimately to fists and feet. The bad guys (mostly clad in T-shirts and looking downright casual in their violence) carefully observe martial arts movie tradition, coming one at a time. Small amounts of backstory bleed out of the action, but there’s little propelling things beside the simple kinetic kick of the film’s video game-like plot, the next guy coming around the corner.

Checking in on the latest teen film fad By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge Warning: I'm about to drop a major league pun on you because it would seem that America had a major appetite for "The Hunger Games" this weekend. After seeing the film open to a near-record box office take in excess of $150 million, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. The hit movie is based on a very successful Young Adult novel of the same name from 2008 by Suzanne Collins, a copy of which has been sitting on my bedside table for three weeks. I just haven't had the opportunity to crack it open yet. The world of "The Hunger Games" is our own, set a good distance into the future in a nation called Panem. An apocalyptic war has destroyed the society we know today and

North America has been replaced by a central Capitol with 12 outlying Districts. The title refers to the yearly series of battles that take place in order for the Capitol to remain in control of the people that populate the districts. Each year, a teenage boy and girl representative from each is selected to represent their homeland in a battle to the death. The twentyfour Tributes are put into an amazing outdoor arena, something like a cross between the poetry of Henry David Thoreau and the in-your-face movie, "The Truman Show." Herein the Tributes rely on their skills of survival and gifts from home to defeat, often brutally, their other youthful competitors. The winning Tribute assures an ample supply of food for his or her home District and a place in history as a Hunger Games Champion.

K a t n i s s E v e rd e e n ( J e n n i f e r Lawrence, the outspoken Oscar nominee of 2010's Winter's Bone) volunteers to replace her little sister, Primrose (Willow Shields), in the 74th annual event in hopes of saving her family from a violent end. Katniss, in fact, is exceptionally brave and strong. Her skill with a bow is the envy of her peers and it seems at times that she could shoot the fleas off a dog if it would put food on the table. She's not a fan of the Games, a televised sport that must be watched by all inhabitants of Panem. She fears never again to see Gale (Liam Hemsworth, brother of Thor star Chris Hemsworth), the boy waiting for her at home. She also wants not to harm Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), the other Tribute from District 12 with whom she becomes close. The so-called love triangle

in this film between Katniss-PeetaGale is of little consequence. The support team that the Capitol allows for Peeta and Katniss is a real treat. Their mentor is Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), a celebrated former champion, who has taken to drink after the carnage he witnessed and perpetrated. PR guru Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) is a cumbersome boor, but fashionably equipped for the role. Katniss takes a particular shine to Cinna (rocker Lenny Kravitz), her stylist. Other fantastic supporting characters in this kaleidoscope of background color, include the Games' coordinator, Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley), and MCs Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and Claudius Templesmith (Toby Jones). The entirety of the proceedings is lorded over by the reprehensible President Snow

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(Donald Sutherland). K a t n i s s ( a n d L a w re n c e , b y extension) is destined to be star, even if she has to kill or be killed to do so. Much has been ballyhooed about in the entertainment media about Jennifer's poor casting because she is too old and voluptuous to play the hardscrabble Everdeen. I disagree. Such is the tale of "The Hunger Games" and strength in survival is key. Lawrence has that in spades. I look forward to the inevitable filmic adaptations of the novel's two sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I bet you're all going to be right behind me in line. ••• "The Hunger Games" runs 162 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.

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Family Focus Events to mark anniversary Titanic sank 100 years ago NEW YORK (AP) — A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it’s fodder for an entertaining outing with the kids. There are replica ships in Tennessee and Missouri, graveyard tours in New York and Nova Scotia, traveling exhibits from Las Vegas to Atlanta, and two brand new museums in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Southampton, England. Hotels and restaurants are serving Titanic dinners, and ships are even heading to the disaster site — including an anniversary cruise that slashed prices last-minute from nearly $5,000 to $1,000. Here’s a roundup of notable Titanic events and attractions here and abroad. TITANIC BELFAST: Titanic Belfast, an interactive attraction that tells the story of the doomed ship, opens March 31 in an ultra-modern building whose shape and silvery color evoke ship hulls on the water. Exhibits include 3-D projections, audiovisual displays, artifacts and even an indoor ride. A marine exploration center describes the work of Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor in 1985. Titanic walking tours and other attractions are also located in the new neighborhood, Titanic Quarter, that includes the defunct shipyard where the ocean liner was built, http://www.titanicbelfast. com/. SEACITY MUSEUM: SeaCity Museum opens April 10 in Southampton, England, the same day the ship departed from that port a century ago. The city lost 549 locals when the ship went down, mostly crew members. The new museum tells the story of Southampton’s connection to the sea, with a focus on the Titanic story, including an interactive model of the ship and the London courtroom where an inquiry was later held. Southampton is about 90 minutes from London by train, CHERBOURG, FRANCE: The Titanic stopped in Cherbourg on April 10, a few hours after leaving Southampton, to pick up 281 passengers, including American Margaret Brown, whose ordeal as a lifeboat survivor was made into a movie, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Cherbourg’s maritime museum, the Cite de la Mer, located in the port’s 1933 Art Deco terminal, is opening an exhibit April 6 called “Titanic 2012,” http://www. . Cherbourg is in Normandy, about 225 miles northwest of Paris. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA: Ships dispatched from Halifax, Nova Scotia, recovered more than 330 bodies from the disaster site in the North Atlantic, and 150 are buried in three Halifax graveyards, including 121 at Fairview Lawn Cemetery. The city’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is also home to an extensive permanent Titanic exhibit as well as special exhibits that will continue into the summer. Other events include ceremonies, tours, book talks, a concert, dinner theater, a photo exhibit, and even a Titanic toy model workshop, http://www. titanicevents. PIGEON FORGE AND BRANSON: It’s a long, long way from any ocean, but Titanic museums in Branson, Mo., and in Pigeon


Forge, Tenn., have hosted more than 7 million visitors since 2006 and claim to house some of the largest permanent collections anywhere of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. The museums are actual half-scale replicas of the Titanic and are coowned by John Joslyn, who was coleader of the first private expedition to visit the shipwreck. Museum visitors get the boarding pass of a Titanic passenger or crew member when they enter, and at the end of the tour, they learn whether their passenger lived or died, http:// or Both museums will have special ceremonies April 14 marking the anniversary, and they’re also sponsoring a Coast Guard cutter to take 1.5 million rose petals to the North Atlantic site where the ship sank. The cutter will leave Boston April 10 and joins several commercial cruises in the area for the occasion. MOLLY BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM, DENVER: More than three decades before Kate Winslet’s fictional character Rose survived the Titanic in the 1997 blockbuster film, Hollywood made another movie about a real-life passenger who survived in a lifeboat, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” starring Debbie Reynolds. Brown lived in Denver, and her home, a museum that tells the story of her life, offers special Titanic-themed tours: http:// . NEW YORK: The Titanic never arrived in New York but many New Yorkers were onboard and are buried here — both those who survived as well as those who perished. John Jacob Astor IV, said to be the richest man on the ship, is buried in Trinity Church Cemetery in Lower Manhattan. Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is home to graves and memorials for 12 people who were onboard. Among them were Isidor Straus, owner of Macy’s department store, and his wife Ida, who chose to stay with her husband rather than get in a lifeboat without him, http://www.thewoodlawncemetery. org/site/. Nine more are buried at GreenWood Cemetery in Brooklyn including Douglas Spedden and his parents. When the Speddens were rescued by lifeboat, Douglas, then 6, lost a beloved teddy bear, which was later found and sent to him. The bear, purchased at FAO Schwarz, was manufactured by the famous German Steiff company, which then created a popular Titanic “mourning bear.” Douglas died at age 9 after being hit by a car. His tombstone reads: “Titanic Survivor.” A Titanic tour of Green-wood is sold out but you can visit the cemetery on your own, com/. An eight-night Titanic anniversary cruise leaves New York April 10 headed for Halifax and the disaster site, where a memorial service will be held. Bookings were still available as of March 26, and prices for a windowless stateroom had been reduced from $4,900 to $999, www. . ELSEWHERE: Considering that the ship sank to the bottom of the ocean 100 years ago, it’s remarkable how many Titanic artifacts (and replicas of artifacts) are on display in what seems like every corner of America. There’s a Titanic Historical Society museum in Indian Orchard, Mass.; a “Titanic — 12,450 Feet Below” show at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., opening April 12; and “Titanic: 100 Year Obsession”

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opening at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., March 29, highlighting dives to the wreck site by Ballard and Cameron. The National Geographic exhibit will include replicas and props from the film as well as models of the ship, engine room and a radio room, http://events.nationalgeographic. com/events/exhibits/2012/03/29/ titanic/. And from Premier Exhibitions,

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Inc., the company that brought you “Bodies: The Exhibition,” Titanic exhibits are also on display at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Natural History Museum in San Diego, The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on International Drive in Orlando, at Union Station in Kansas City, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and opening soon at Atlantic Station in Atlanta.

Many hotels and restaurants are offering Titanic-themed packages and menus. The St. Regis Atlanta is hosting “100 Years & 100 Bottles,” an April 10 reception featuring champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the last dinner aboard the ship. A $95, 10course Titanic menu at the Blackfish restaurant in Philadelphia on April 15 includes oysters, squab and poached peaches.


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Dining Delights There's a wine for every mood By MICHELLE LOCKE For The Associated Press You know wine and food pairings. But how do you feel about wine and mood pairings? That’s the approach being taken by a new line of wines — “Be.” — from Treasury Wine Estates that are aimed at an emerging segment of the market: millennial women. With marketing pitches like “Be Radiant” and “Be Bright,” and descriptors like “Fresh Chardonnay” and “Flirty Pink Moscato,” there’s no mistaking these wines for more staid, chateau-studded labels. “We wanted to create a brand that would inspire and not necessarily intimidate because the wine category can be intimidating,” says Leslie Walters, Be. wines brand manager. This isn’t wine’s first attempt to lighten up. The last decade or so has seen the rise of “critter label” wines, wines with odd or provoking names and, most recently, a bevy of “mommy” wines. The new wines follow research that included spending 3 to 4 hours at home with female wine consumers and finding out more about their buying habits and general lifestyles, as well as their attitudes toward wine. What they found was that women in their mid-to-late 20s — parameters for the millennial generation differ, but 1982 is often considered a benchmark beginning point — wanted to buy wine but didn’t want it to be a chore. “When we shopped with her for wine, the biggest ‘Aha!’ that we found was that she really wanted to buy wine, but she had a really difficult time making a choice,” says Jennifer Kimpe, senior manager of consumer and shopper insights at Treasury Wine Estates. Part of the problem was a lack of really engaging brands, Kimpe says. “If she had to decipher the label and try to figure out what the wine tasted like and it took too long, she didn’t seem to have the patience for that.” Be. labels have a clean, eyecatching design. (The period after the Be. is meant to emphasize the idea of being in the moment.) On the front is the brand name, the varietal, the vintage and the adjective used to describe the wine. On the back, the descriptions are lighthearted. “Be unforgettable. Be playful. Be Flirty!” advises the back of the pink moscato bottle, describing the wine as a “mischievous Moscato” that is “made to be enjoyed with a wink and a smile.” That’s the kind of talk that might make a traditional wine critic’s head explode. Truth is, say Kimpe and Walters, that’s not their target audience. “Millennial women in particular, across all the age groups, said that they want something that is engaging to them, that’s not too serious, but it needs to be quality and taste good to them, so we were really focused on the taste quality and getting the right taste profile,” says Kimpe. “What they said is, ‘If it tastes horrible but still is engaging, then I probably will never buy it again. But if it’s engaging and fun and light but also tastes great, it will become a go-to for me.” Targeting a specific segment of the market can work, provided the approach isn’t too blatant, says

John Gillespie, who has studied the millennial wine market as president of the Internet research company Wine Opinions. He thinks the Be. marketing “sounds to me like something that is quite clever and quite suggestive of being in the moment.” Alyssa Rapp, founder and CEO of Bottlenotes, a popular online wine site where members can learn about, rate and buy wines, hasn’t yet tried Be. wines, but she sees the approach as “helping to demystify wine, combating the stereotype of wine being an incredibly stodgy, intimidating, pretentious industry.” And with the varietal clearly presented on the bottle, it doesn’t appear that the marketing is straying i n t o d u m b e d - d o w n t e r r i t o r y, which would be a mistake based on Bottlenotes’ interaction with millennials. “We’ve learned that millennials are absolutely curious about wines. They’re smart and interested,” she says. Bottlenotes’ key strategy in trying to appeal to the millennial market is presenting wines as “cool, fun, hip and approachable,” says Rapp. “On face value, packagingwise, Be. wines does hit these benchmarks.” Be. wines, which are being released this spring, also include a chardonnay — unoaked and very fresh and fruity — and pinot grigio, and sell for between $9.99 and $12.99 a bottle. Based in Australia, Treasury Wine Estates is a global wine company with more than 50 brands, including Beringer Vineyards and Penfolds.

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art of the gig of being a sports reporter is having to deal with a fair amount of time on the road and in those travels I am fortunate to come in contact with many different types of restaurants, ranging from fancy to hole-in-the-wall. Luckily for you the reader, I am obliged to try these places out because after all, You gotta eat. Recently, the Edwardsville Tiger boys’ basketball team took me to Normal for the Class 4A Normal Super Sectional at Illinois State’s Redbird Arena. My normal stopping point when I visit Bloomington/Normal is La Bamba Burritos so I can devour one of their famous large burritos with the clever and accurate tagline “burritos as big as your head.” With fellow Intelligencer sports writer Matt Kamp along for the ride to serve as photographer at the basketball game, we decided to try something different. Matt contacted his brother Brian, who resides in Bloomington, for his expertise on local eating


establishments and we decided on a place called Meatheads Burgers and Fries. Meatheads is actually a small chain restaurant that can be found in northern Illinois. It has locations in Normal, Bloomington, Naperville, Northbrook, Schaumberg and Willowbrook. We visited the new location at 701 South Main St. in Normal. Once inside the building the design reminded me a little bit of a Penn Station. There was a slew of booths and tables available with large pictures of local landmarks on the wall. The pictures included Illinois State’s Hancock Stadium, home of the Redbird football team, and the Normal Theater, which is similar to The Wildey, with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” listed on the marquee. As soon as we entered we were at the counter with a billboard menu directly above it. The main concept at Meatheads is burgers and the menu gives you the option of building your own delicious burger or choosing one of their specialty burgers. “The Meathead” is their starter. For $4.50, a patron can get a third-pound Meathead, or for $5.50 they can receive the halfpound Meathead. It comes with a 100 percent Angus beef patty, ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce,

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Above, Meatheads in Normal. Below, a build-your-own Meathead with fries. tomato, pickles and onion, either raw or grilled. For $1 more you can add two slices of cheese. There is also the Chicken Meathead, which is a grilled chicken breast with mayo, lettuce and tomato for $5. For 50 cents more you can get one slice of cheese on the Chicken Meathead. I decided to build my own Meathead. There are a slew of choices listed for toppings, including some a little out of the ordinary like sauerkraut, fresh jalapeños, pineapple, sautéed mushrooms and roasted red peppers. After those basic add-ons, for $1 apiece you can buy the premium toppings, which include, cheese, an additional Angus patty, a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, avocado or chili. The choices in cheese are, American, cheddar, pepper jack, provolone and Swiss. There was also a list of

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signature sauces, complimentary to the build-your-own, but 60 cents extra on the side. The sauces included bacon ranch, barbecue sauce, bleu cheese, buffalo ranch, cucumber wasabi, honey mustard and thousand island. I didn’t get too creative, going with a half-pound Meathead with ketchup, tomato, provolone cheese and applewood smoked bacon. For $3.75 more I was able to add a drink and regular fries. I went with the original fries, but there was also a choice of Cajun or chili cheese fries. A little pricey, my meal came to $11.25 plus tax. Once the food came, the fries were piled high in the basket next to, and on top of, the large burger. The fries were decent. They were long and crisp, but with a little too much salt for my palate. Brian’s friend, who showed up to eat with us, ordered the

Cajun fries which I thought were seasoned way too much. The burger was delicious, smothered in provolone and the bacon was perfect, thick, juicy and crisp, not dry and slightly burnt like many chain restaurants offer. The bun was a little too dry though, tasting like it had just been thawed out after a long stint in the freezer. The highlight of the trip had to be Meatheads’ fountain soda setup, which amazed both Matt and me. It was a large, space-age looking machine with a touch screen, an ice dispenser and a shelf for your cup. It looked like something you would find in George Jetson’s kitchen. I filled my cup with ice and touched the Coke Zero icon on the screen. It came up with different options for flavoring, including, vanilla, orange, lime and cherry. I pushed cherry and vanilla and a mixture with the two flavors and my Coke Zero poured out. There were a few other original choices on Meatheads’ menu also. They had hot dogs available with a chili cheese dog or the footlong New England dog on a toasted split-top bun. There was the grilled cheese sandwich, the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, the BLT and the ALT (avocado, lettuce, tomato and mayo), too. A menu of chef-inspired burgers included, the Cajun Sunrise with an Angus beef patty, a fried egg, pepper jack cheese, bacon, bleu cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato and fresh jalapeños and the Hawaiian with an Angus beef patty, pepper jack cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, pineapple and fresh jalapeños, among four others. You can check out the full menu at www. Overall I would have to say my visit to Meatheads was good, but not overwhelming. It was expensive for what it offered, but the concept was great. I may visit again sometime and try something else on the menu and I’d say for anyone who hasn’t been there previously it’s worth a try. After all, you gotta' eat.




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BEAUTIFUL 3 split bedroom design, 3 full baths, bonus room in lower level. $269,900 Glen Carbon PR100259 BARRY MAULDEN (618) 779-4755


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HISTORICAL HOME! With 3 bedrooms, great kitchen, fireplace, & French doors to enclosed sun porch. $129,900 Alton PR100255 DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024

BRICK CHARMER! 2 BR, updated kitchen and baths, family room with fireplace, full basement. $89,600 Alton PR100261 ANGELA CARPENTER (618) 954-8830 BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742

FOR SALE BY OWNER www.27Brookshire.Com 3 Bed/3 Bath Ranch Home Brookshire Estates Subdivision 407-2399


3 Bedroom, 1 bath fixer upper in Edwardsville. $50,000. Interested? Call 656-8752.

Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000 10 Abner Place, Edwardsville 4BR 2BA 1,968sf+/Sells: 3:15PM Mon., Apr. 16 on site 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! Williams & Williams IL Broker: Daniel Nelson Re Lic 475.118626 Auctioneer: Jack Lowderman Auc Lic 440.0000699


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MOVE IN READY, lg spacious rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, Formal Dining, new carpeting, covered patio and porch, What are you waiting for, call today! $219,000 Edwardsville PR100260 DEBORAH AHRENS (618) 604-4924

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CRAFTSMAN STYLE split bedroom with vaulted great room! Wide plank wood floors & more. $199,500 Bethalto PR100254 DEBORAH AHRENS (618) 604-4924

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DUNLAP LAKE four bedroom, two baths, fenced yard. Oversized garage, water privileges. $187,000 Edwardsville PR100264 NORMA LINCK (618) 444-8733

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Hard to find newer 3 Bdr ranch w/3 acre lot at edge of E’ville city limits. Full bsmnt 2 car garage. 7472 Leslie Dr., Edw. FSBO $229,900/obo. To see call Scott @618-514-5328.

Enjoy wiser home buying with 2Bdr 1ba $400/mo; 3Bdr 1ba an agency exclusively for buy$600/mo. incl W/T/S. 1st & last ers! New and enlarged web mo, will work w/dep No pets. sites and “Walk Score” a new 618-780-3937. community analysis tool are at Home Buyers Relocation SerOffice Space In our 21st year, always, For Rent 725 vices! only on the buyers side. 6620 Center Grove Road, 625 sq. ft of ground level space Edwardsville; 618-656-5588 near I270. Utilities and high speed internet included in monthly rent of $600. 618-7979803.

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Share house with 3 male persons. Smoking environment. $295/mth plus deposit, utilities paid. 656-0498.


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Glen Carbon: 2 BR, loft family Office space for lease at IL 157 room, off-street parking, W/D and Center Grove Road, up to hookup. $650 incl W/S/T, lawn 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824 care. No pets. 618/344-1838.

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GREAT BUNGALOW WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES along w/2 detached garages 1 w/heat, ac and plumbing, want more information? $49,750 Alton PR100256 DEBORAH AHRENS (618) 604-4924

FRESH NEW FLOOR PLAN with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, 8 foot island, and more! $539,900 Edwardsville PR100121

EASY LIVING with open floor plan, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, deluxe master & finished LL. $439,900 Edwardsville PR9656

COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE in this deluxe custom atrium ranch. Incredible fine finishes. $409,900 Edwardsville PR100098

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DAZZLING NEW CONSTRUCTION IN POPULAR PATRIOTS SUBDIVISION! Very open floor plan with split bedrooms. Eligible for Rural Development Loan. $169,900 Bethalto PR32523

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS glisten in the kitchen! 4 bedrooms, 3 bath two story, 3 car garage. $289,000 Edwardsville PR100126

OPEN FLOOR PLAN with gas fireplace, kitchen with cherry cabinetry & hardwood floors, luxury master & covered patio. $259,900 Glen Carbon PR9658

BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath home in Country Club Manor. Priced under assessed value. $217,000 Edwardsville PR100129

ALL BRICK 3 BEDROOM with large back yard, family room on main & lower levels. $170,000 Glen Carbon PR9810

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NEW AND IRRESISTIBLE HOME HAS great room with custom fireplace, chef’s kitchen, luxury master suite & finished LL. $479,900 Edwardsville PR9174

1 1/2 STORY hardwood floors, abundance of windows, deluxe kitchen, spa-like bath, custom bar. $449,900 Edwardsville PR100203

2850 SQ. FT. 1 1/2 STORY with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. 3 car side load garage. $299,000 Edwardsville PR100155

THREE BEDROOMS, 3 1/2 baths, gorgeous wood flooring, family room, inground pool! $265,000 Glen Carbon PR100020

BETTER THAN NEW split floor plan ranch with walkout lower level. Tons of upgrades! $219,900 Maryville PR9993

LOCATED IN ESIC! 3 BR, large fenced-in backyard and access to bike trail! Conveniently located to YMCA, schools and shopping! $179,900 Edwardsville PR9979

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BETTER THAN NEW! All brick 3 bedroom home - completely updated in 2012, near interstate & SIUE. Shopping nearby. $179,000 Glen Carbon PR100208

AFFORDABLE, LIVABLE, LOVEABLE! 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Updates galore. A must see! $140,000 Edwardsville PR100192

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! This move-in ready 2 BR home with an extra large fenced yard is in close proximity to the park & Watershed Nature Preserve. $122,500 Edwardsville PR100162

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, 1,152 SQ. FT. RANCH in Highland. One car garage. New carpet, gutters and exterior doors. $95,000 Highland PR100094

UPDATES INCLUDING: Roof, Siding, Windows, HVAC, Water Heater, Electrical - Move-in Ready! $35,000 Wood River PR9999

OPEN FLOOR PLAN with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, natural woodwork and floors. $139,900 Edwardsville PR9937

JUDINE LUX (618) 531-0488 or CHRIS MILLER (618) 580-6133 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made these Associates leaders in the real estate market.

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