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Local author

Highland woman pens thriller.

7 Stubblefield Band

Local rockers to take the Wildey stage.

13 "The Croods" A visually dazzling film.

14 Art in the RAW

St. Louis events give artists an outlet.



"Million Dollar Quartet" Award-winning musical to play at the Fox.

21 Spring festivals

Missouri lines up fun all across the state.

24 You Gotta' Eat Fat Patties in Carbondale.

Friday April 12___________ • The Kinetic Chamber Project, Touhill Peforming Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • S t . L o u i s Te e n Ta l e n t Competition, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Rockin' Chair, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Broadway Calls w/Lankford, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 9:30 p.m. • Symphonie Fantastique, Powell Hall, 10:30 a.m. • Widowspeak, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Peter Mayer Group, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • P s y ch o s t i ck w / Po l ka d o t Cadaver, Downtown Brown, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. • Marlena Shaw, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • The Incurables, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. • Jeremy Deller: Joy in People E x h i b i t , C o n te m p o ra r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Edward Curtis: Visions of

Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. • DaVinci Machines II: The Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. • Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928 - 1945, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through April 21. • The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. • Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3.

Saturday April 13___________ • The Kinetic Chamber Project, Touhill Peforming Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis, Washington University's Danforth Campus - Brown Hall, Rm 100, St. Louis • Last Child: A Tribute to A e ro s m i t h , W i l d e y T h e a t re , Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • The Who-Band plays Tommy, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Symphonie Fantastique, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Thunderhead, Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

• Hannibal Buress, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. • Brookroyal CD Release Party w/Shaman's Harvest, Fivefold, OATM, Connibal Road, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. • Marlena Shaw, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • The River Between Us - Indoor/ O u t d o o r E x h i b i t s, L a u m i e re Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. • Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. • The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Jeremy Deller: Joy in People E x h i b i t , C o n t e m p o ra r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Runs through May 3 • New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. • The Progress of Love, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 20.

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People Highland woman pens third book Urban fantasy, paranormal thrillers are her specialty By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge When Highland resident Gina Marie Long closed her hair salon after 16 years, she had no idea that a career as a young adult fiction writer was about to begin. Long is the author of three urban fantasy, paranormal thrillers. Her first two books include “Unknown Touch – Werewolf Series Book 1” and “Unknown Scent – Werewolf Series Book 2.” She published her latest novel, “Rocked – A Chelsie Valdar Saga 1,” on Feb. 16. Long says her books are inspired from her interest in the supernatural, science fiction and fantasy world. She writes about fantastical creatures like werewolves, vampires, witches, werecats, Bigfoot and the occasional demon. Her stories are anchored by strong, human characters that bring reality to this supernatural world. The synopsis for “Rocked” states: “The Apocalypse is coming…in one week. Chelsie Valdar and her brother are modern-day Viking warrior teenagers. They must find a mystical sword belonging to their ancient ancestor and flee to safety at a secret shelter, if they hope to survive. As the clock ticks, several Bigfoot and an outcast werecat become invaluable friends helping with the search for the sword and offering supernatural protection. Misfortune haunts their every move. Conflicts delay their progress. Especially when a devious and deranged enemy is infatuated with Chelsie, and hungers for the sword, desperate to escape to the shelter with Chelsie by his side. Time is running out.”

Gina Marie Long Long’s books fall in to the evergrowing young adult fiction genre that spawned the hugely popular “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” series. The characters in her books are between the ages of 16 and 30, with most being on the younger side. “I really like to write for the young adult crowd,” says Long. “I love to read it. I like to write it. It’s fun, it’s interesting, it’s exciting. It seems like the teens, they don’t really know where their lives are going yet, and there’s a lot of confusion. There’s a lot of making choices, discovering themselves, trying to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong.” Coupled with that is Long’s lifelong interest in the supernatural. She said she has always enjoyed reading paranormal, urban fantasy books. Her favorite authors include Amanda Hocking (“My Blood

Approves”), Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight”), Suzanne Collins (“The Hunger Games”) and Anne Rice. Writing about supernatural beings, says Long, allows “rules to be broken concerning life and the world as we know it.” She describes the idea that these types of creatures are living among us as “wickedly intriguing.” There is also the age old fight of good versus evil and the excitement of getting swept up into a completely different world. This interest in all things otherworldly extends into other areas of entertainment as well. Long enjoys watching TV shows like “Grimm,” “The Walking Dead,” “Fringe,” “Being Human,” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Although she is now the proud author of three novels, Long never considered a career in writing while growing up. She grew up an only child in Marine. Small town life was often lonely and disappearing into the worlds of her books was an escape. “We lived on a dead end street, and there weren’t really many kids around,” she recalls. “I was always creating things and making things and reading things.” She wrote some poetry as a young teenager and always made straight As on her school essays. But writing professionally never entered her mind. Following graduation, Long took a job as a receptionist while looking for work as a hairdresser. She had obtained her cosmetology license from Trend Beauty College in Collinsville while completing her final two years of high school. She also got married right out of high school and moved to Highland with her husband, Chris.

Long opened her own hair salon, Gina’s Permanent Connection in Marine, in 1994. She operated the salon until 2010 when the opening of three new chain salons eventually put her out of business. Further disappointment came when a new job offer fell through. “I was very depressed. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen,” she says. “I really felt like I had the rug pulled out from under my feet. Then I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll write a book.’” Long began writing her first novel, “Unknown Touch” in April 2009 and completed it in three months. Black Rose Writing published the book in October, 2009. She followed this up with its sequel

“Unknown Scent” in 2011. More books in the series are planned. She self-published “Rocked – A Chelsie Valdar Saga 1” in February this year. It is the first book in a planned trilogy. Long says writing this book was more challenging than the first two because she wrote in the first person, present tense. “I wanted the reader to be in Chelsie’s mind, seeing and feeling as she did,” says Long. When she isn’t writing, Long stays active on social media sites. She blogs about writing and her other interests on her website. To order a copy of “Rocked – A Chelsie Valdar Saga 1” or other books by Gina Marie Long, visit her website at www.ginamarielong.com.

People planner Spirit of Peoria to cruise the Mississippi Get ready to relax while cruising aboard the Spirit of Peoria, one of the few authentic, paddlewheel-driven boats in the country. The Alton Regional Convention & Vi s i t o r s B u re a u h a s w o r k e d w i t h t h e Spirit of Peoria to offer scenic sightseeing cruises, lunch cruises, dinner engagements and full-day cruises. Visitors can step aboard the majestic Spirit of Peoria and cruise between Alton and Grafton during select dates in May, June, July, August, September and October. For more details on the cruising schedule and prices, go to www.VisitAlton.com/Cruise or call the Alton Visitor Center at 1-800-258-6645. The Spirit of Peoria, based in Peoria, Ill., cruises along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers between St. Louis and Peoria from May through October. The 2013 cruising schedule includes several daytrips between St. Louis and Grafton on the Mississippi River, and Grafton and Florence, Ill. on the Illinois River. In addition to the full-day cruises, the boat will make special dockings in Alton and Grafton to offer visitors an opportunity to spend a few hours cruising one of the most scenic portions of the Mississippi River. The cruising season in Alton will o ff i c i a l l y k i c k - o ff w i t h c r u i s e s b e i n g o ff e re d M a y 1 7 . Vi s i t o r s w i l l h a v e a

variety of cruising options, including scenic sightseeing cruises, lunch cruises and themed dinner cruises: Scenic Sightseeing Cruises: Join us for morning and evening sightseeing cruises as we travel the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton to enjoy the scenic beauty found here. Cruising time: 90 minutes Cost: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $14 for children (ages 4 – 12). Infants are free. L u n c h C ru i s e s : B r i n g y o u r a p p e t i t e aboard for this scenic cruise featuring a full lunch served aboard the boat. Cruising time: 2 hours Cost: $45 per person inclusive Dinner Cruises: Bring your appetite aboard for this scenic cruise featuring a full dinner served aboard the boat. Cruising time: 2 hours Cost: $55 per person inclusive Cruises will continue through the fall with sightseeing cruises departing from Grafton offered on June 25, Aug. 27, Aug. 28, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. Full-day cruises will be offered from St. Louis to Grafton and Grafton to Florence, Ill., on May 19, June 25, June 26, July 17, Aug. 27, Aug. 29, Sept. 24, Sept. 25, Oct 8 and Oct. 9. For additional information or to view a f u l l c ru i s i n g s c h e d u l e , g o t o w w w. VisitAlton.com/Cruise or call the Alton Visitor Center at (800) 258-6645. Cruise reservations can be made online or via telephone.

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Girl Scouts hosting “STEM Explosion” day camp Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is hosting a “STEM Explosion” Day Camps in Edwardsville, Illinois from July 1519. This “Stem Explosion” day camp will be focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Summer Day Camp provides girls with an adventurous program by day and returning home at night. Girls are invited to attend one or more day camps of their choice. Day Camp activities vary with each camp, but craft, singing, cooking, playing games, archery and hiking are included at each day camp. All Day Camps are open to all girls regardless of where they live and open to non-Girl Scouts as well. Camp information, dates and location: C a m p To r q u a , E d w a r d s v i l l e , I L Sponsored by GSSI (July 15-19) Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grade Levels: 4-12 (Fall 2013) Girl Scout Fee: $65 Non-Girl Scout Fee: additional $12 Number of Participants: Min 40/ Max 80 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2013 Join us on a weeklong adventure into the world of science, technology, e n g i n e e r i n g a n d m a t h . E n j o y ro b o t s , rockets, astronomy and days full of hands

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on science experiments while also taking part in traditional camp activities such a s o u t d o o r c o o k i n g a n d a rc h e r y. O n Wednesday, we will take a fi eld trip to an area science museum. On Friday evening, we will have a “Camp Showcase” where the girls can show and teach their families what they learned during the week. Overnight Camping Information/Cost: On Wednesday, July 17th, girls may stay overnight at camp for a night of star gazing and science after dark activities. Additional Information: Adult volunteers are needed to make the camp a success. Full time volunteers who work all fi ve days will receive a camp shirt and be reimbursed $35 for one camper at the close of camp. If you are interested in volunteering, a volunteer application and health history form should be mailed in with your payment and girl’s registration form. Make checks payable to Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. Director: Mary Buchanan mbuchanan@ gsofsi.org 618.692.0692 x1115 Registrar: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 mbuchanan@gsofsi.org or at 618.692.0692. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a n o t - f o r- p ro f i t o rg a n i z a t i o n s u p p o r t e d by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way. For more information, please call Erin Johnson at 618.692.0692.

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People People planner Illinois State Military Museum opens new display for war flags The Illinois State Military Museum unveiled a new display case that will feature war flags and banners from conflicts from the Mexican War to present day overseas operations. The new display donated by the Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society will allow the general public to see banners previously displayed in the Howlett Building's Hall of Flags. These flags would otherwise rarely be seen due to deterioration over the decades, said Bill Lear of Springfield, Illinois State Military Museum curator. "This case allows us to pull out some very rare items for the public to see," he said. Lear said the new display is like a new Hall of Flags for museum visitors. The original Hall of Flags contained more than 300 flags from several wars including the Civil War, Mexican War, WWI and WWII. In the past, visitors could make appointments to see the flags stored in the Museum's flag storage building. The new exhibit will feature a new flag every 90 days. The first flag to be displayed is the 90th Illinois Infantry or Irish Legion's flag, in honor of St. Patrick 's Day , said retired Brig. Gen. Stewart Reeve of Springfield, director of the Illinois Military State Museum. The 90th was made up almost entirely of Irish-born immigrants who joined Union forces. Reeve said this is new case offers an opportunity for many visitors to see Illinois' legacy in wars throughout centuries of American history. "A piece of cloth that may be no bigger than your normal handkerchief, but it can have a great story about where it's been and the people who served under it," said Reeve. For more information on the Illinois State Military Museum or the Hall of Flags please contact 217761-3901.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' plan 24th Annual Golf Classic Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois 24th Annual Golf Classic is slated for May 13 at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Illinois. Each year the golf classic raises approximately $35,000 to support GSSI's mission of providing a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience for 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers.

Proceeds from the golf classic help fund girl program development, volunteer training, camp maintenance and improvements and financial assistance for girls in need. To register to play, to become a golf tournament sponsor or for more information, contact Katie Bixler in Fund Development at 800.345.6858 or e-mail her at kbixler@gsofsi.org. Cost is $200 per player, $800 for a team. There are also many golf activities planned including a Beat the Pro challenge, 50/50 drawing, putting contests and mulligans. For more information, visit the GSSI website at www.gsofsi.org. Corporate sponsors for the 2013 Girl Scout Golf Classic are: The Korte Company, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Plocher Construction and Lucco Financial Partners. The Girl Scout Mission is: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Today's Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls working together. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers in more than 40 counties in southern Illinois. Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way.

the classic “Twilight Zone” episode Eye of the Beholder. Her other credits include guest appearances on the television series “Route 66”; “77 Sunset Strip”; “Love American Style”; and “Adam 12”.

Greenville car show to welcome Donna Douglas Donna Douglas who played Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly ies”, one of the most popular television series of the 1960s, is the featured celebrity at this year ’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Miss Douglas will sign autographs and participate in a special question and answer session with fans. She will also serve as a celebrity judge for the car show. The Greenville Graffiti Car Show is Saturday, June 15 and will feature a variety of contests, food, and fun. The show is open to 1985 and older cars and trucks. Plaques will be awarded to the Top 50. Donna Douglas portrayed Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies” from 1962 to 1971. She also co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 film “Frankie and Johnny.” Douglas played a pivotal role in

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Ronnie Rice, lead singer of the group New Colony Six, is the featured musical entertainment at the Greenville Graffiti Car Show. New Colony Six was founded in Chicago and went on to success when they signed with Mercury

Records. The group notched two Top 40 Billboard hits with “I Will Always Think About You” and “Things I’d Like To Say.” For more information, contact the Greenville, IL Chamber of Commerce at (618) 664-9272.

2nd Annual Kids Health, Safety & Activity Fair

Saturday April 13, 2013

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People People planner Caribbean Cove to open for the season Hey, mon, the ocean is coming to the mid coast! Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks opens at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 19 and runs through September 29, 2013. Cownose rays and southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, bonnethead and white-spotted bamboo sharks glide through a 17,000-gallon warm saltwater pool located under a large tropicalt h e m e d p a v i l i o n . G u e s t s a re encouraged to dip their hands into the water and allow the animals 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.” The bonnethead shark is the smallest member of the hammerhead family. They have semi-circular heads 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. 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. 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 clipped back just as human fingernails are clipped. Staff at the exhibit will monitor the stingrays throughout the season to ensure that the barbs stay neatly trimmed. 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. The 20-inch deep pool includes a waterfall and a state-of-the-art life support system. The pool also has solitary space and places for the animals to rest if they choose. Zoo interpreters and educators will be on hand to help visitors and to share information about the animals, sustainable seafood and ocean conservation. Tropical Traders Gift Shop will offer a variety of ocean-related souvenirs, including plush stingrays and other sea life items, shark merchandise, T-shirts, tropical attire, nautical gifts and more. Ray’s Grill will serve up fish and chips, fajitas, island burgers and more. Margaritas, piña coladas, daiquiris and beer (with or without alcohol) will also be available. The Zoo’s Education Department is planning several programs for children and adults throughout the summer. Some programs include A Day With the Rays, Wake Up With the Rays, Family and Scout Overnights, Camp KangaZoo and more. To register for programs, visit www.stlzoo.org/education or call (314) 646-4544. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4 per person. Zoo Friends members at the Family Level and above may use

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People People planner Zoo announces summer programs 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—"Animal Clues and Codes� and “Animals in Action.� 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 79 and for Teen Camp II for campers who have attended Teen Camp in previous summers and are entering 8th – 10th grade. Younger children can hop "out of the pouch" and into the Zoo at Camp Joey. Children who are at least 4 years old and entering kindergarten can participate in a daily morning or full day session with active games, crafts, stories and songs, live animal contact opportunities and visits to Zoo exhibits and attractions. Family education programs include Animal Alphabets, Wake 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. The Zoo offers a variety of animal topics for multiples ages. Kids can learn about birds, mammals and reptiles, see stingrays up close, examine dinosaur fossils, 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 the Snooze at the Zoo programs. Scout overnight p ro g r a m s a re f o r G i r l S c o u t 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) 646-4544.

Route 66 Association of Missouri's 23rd Annual Motor Tour scheduled The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be "Rockin' to the Devil and Rollin to the Saints" on its 23rd Annual Motor Tour. This Years tour will be held September 6th 7th and 8th. The tour will start in Carthage, MO and will end at Orchard Park in St. Clair, MO. Tour registration begins on Friday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m. at the Econo Lodge, located at 1441 W. Central Ave. in Carthage, MO, where a block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers. Tour Goers can register on Friday night until 10:00 p.m. There will also be information on activities and things to do in Carthage available at registration. On Saturday, September 7, tour registration will resume at 8:00 a.m. at the Econo Lodge in Carthage, and the tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. (after the pre-tour meeting) from the Econo Lodge. On Saturday, tour goers will have the opportunity to make stops between Carthage and the midpoint destination outside Devil’s Elbow, MO. A Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. Among the places tour goers will be able to visit along the way will include Spencer, MO, Gay Parita, Halltown Mercantile, and the Greene County Museum. There will also be information about other suggested stops provided at registration. The Saturday night midpoint destination will be the Montis Inn, located at the intersection of CR Z (Route 66) and SR 28 just north of Devil’s Elbow. A block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers at the Montis Inn . Saturday night’s dinner will be held at the Waynesville City Park, where we will be able to enjoy the excellent Bar-B-Que prepared by Sweetwater BBQ. There will be a silent auction and information about Sunday provided at the dinner. On Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. nondenominational worship service, tour goers will proceed from the Montis Inn Eastward to St. Clair. Again, a Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. The tour will conclude

with a lunch catered by Jim’s Country Catering, at Orchard Park just off Route 66 in St. Clair. Additional information on any planned stops or activities along the way will be made available at registration. For more information and/or to obtain a registration flyer, contact Debbie Rhew (573)-433-9812; dprhew@windstream.net, or Kip Welborn, 314-776-7385, rudkip@ sbcglobal.net, or visit our website (where you will be able to find a registration form you can download) at www.missouri66.org. Here’s hoping that you can join us on this year’s Motor Tour!

Congressional Prayer Breakfast scheduled The 15th Annual Congressional Prayer Breakfast will be held on Mon., April 29, 2013 at 7:15 a.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. The event’s sponsor, CBMC, announced today that ticket sales have begun and can be obtained by calling In his stellar career, Benes was a 1988 Collegiate Pitcher of the year, United States Olympic Gold Medal Winner in South the games held in South Korea. He played for the San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks , Seattle Mariners and, of course, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Benes family resides in the St. Louis area and Andy continues to work with the St. Louis Cardinals, and is very active with Westminster Christian Academy, in addition to a variety of community programs and events. “We are very excited to have Andy Benes as our keynote speaker for this year’s Congressional Prayer Breakfast. This year also marks the first time congressmen William Enyart and Rodney Davis will join us. In addition, Congressman John Shimkus will serve as a co-sponsor. As in past years, Steve Jankowski, who serves as Director of Alumni Affairs at SIUE and as Executive Director of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Tickets prices are $160 for a table of eight or $20 each and can be obtained by calling (618) 4636850. All major credit cards are accepted with an additional $1/ seat handling fee. The public is invited and encouraged to attend to attend.

Wildey to host The Bellamy Brothers Howard and David, The Bellamy Brothers, continue to prove that the trail they’'ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself – —music that is now celebrating 30 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the '‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘'80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously— – The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’'70’s pop music culture of L.A. The brothers first official gig was in 1968, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. They honed their early skills playing black clubs throughout the south, and singing backup for artists such as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. Within a few months, the brothers moved north, immersing themselves and their rock/country sound in the

Atlanta market, where the Allman Brothers were the emerging kings of the music world. The break came in the form of the hit, “"Spiders & Snakes,”" written by David and recorded by Jim Stafford. The song became a smash, eventually selling more than three million units worldwide. It became the catapult that rocketed the brother onto the L.A. music scene. Young and impressionable, Howard and David fell into the musical circle of the greats of the day: Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Van Morrison, as well as West Coast based country rockers like Poco and the Byrds. Now known by their music and the company they were keeping, The Bellamys officially lifted off the launch pad in 1976 when their single, "“Let Your Love Flow,”" became an instant smash in both the U.S. and Europe. It stayed on the international charts long enough to build a huge international fan base for the hip young brothers that endures to this day. The Bellamy Brothers are coming to the Wildey Theatre on May 10 at 8 p.m. For tickets and additional information on upcoming Wildey Theatre events, visit www.wildeytheatre.com or call 618.307.1750 today.


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Stubblefield Band to rock the Wildey Local boys rooted in the sounds of Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


att Taul remembers the long days traveling from state to state playing gigs three to five nights a week with his fellow Stubblefield Band mates. For 10 years the band was a regular fixture on the local music scene, playing at the now defunct Mississippi Nights and releasing two albums of original music.

“We had a lot of fun,” recalls Taul, who now works as the superintendent of streets for the City of Edwardsville while also singing with local Americana band the Five and Dimers. The Stubblefield Band will reunite for a one-off performance later this month at the Wildey Theatre. Between 1990 and 2000, the Stubblefield Band enjoyed considerable regional success.

The five piece consisted of vocalist Taul, lead guitarist Bob Oettle, bassist Joe Cox, rhythm guitarist Matt VanVoorhis and Damion Gilligan on drums. They played original roots rock that was steeped in the tradition of bands like Marshall Tucker, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers. All of the guys grew up near each other in Alton and Godfrey. Taul still calls Godfrey home. He said the band got together almost by accident. Taul had been house sitting for someone named Stubblefield when the group first started playing together. It was nothing serious, just a group of guys having fun. “We started just kind of goofing off,” says Taul. They dubbed themselves the Stubblefield Band soon after and began playing and writing songs in earnest. They toured the Illinois college circuit where they met with success. After that came a tour of the Midwest with stops in Chicago, Iowa and Colorado.

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The Stubblefield Band as it originally looked in the '90s. The band also wrote and recorded two full-length albums: “Eating Crow” and its follow up “Less Traveled.” Taul says the band will play both albums in their entirety at the Wildey show. Fans looking to get their own copy can download one for free at www.soundcloud.com/ stubblefieldband. While the Stubblefield Band members all have other musical projects these days (three of the guys are in another band called Phatfinger), they do get together every couple of years to play a fundraiser benefit. This show, however, will be a bit different. “This time we’re doing it for

us,” says Taul. Everybody is looking forward to the Wildey show, according to Taul. He said they have been busy rehearsing ahead of the April 27 performance and can’t wait to play on the Wildey stage. He praised the Wildey, calling it a “showpiece for the city.” Taul says places like the Wildey and Stagger Inn are great for original bands looking for venues to play in the metroeast. St. Louis, he says, is a little more open to original music. But places like the Wildey are helping to open up the east side to original bands. When asked whether the band has any new material coming

out, Taul remains open to the idea. He says they don’t have anything on the horizon, but it is something the band has talked about. Right now they’re just enjoying playing together again. The Stubblefield Band will perform at 8 p.m. on April 27 at the Wildey Theatre. Tickets are available by visiting the Wildey Theatre website at www. wildeytheatre.com or by calling 307-1750 or visiting the Parks and Recreation office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information about the Stubblefield Band can be found on www.soundcloud.com/ mtaul

Whitaker Music Festival lineup announced The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 20th year, offering a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts! Pack a picnic supper and enjoy the beauty of the Garden grounds in summertime bloom as you listen to the grooves and rhythms of an eclectic rotation of artists from week to week. Concerts will be held Wednesday evenings, June 5 through August 7 at 7:30 p.m and are sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. For more information and a complete concertWhitaker Music Festival lineup, visit www.mobot.org/events/whitaker. This year’s artists include: June 5: The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The band takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama with a bit of Motown, Southern rock, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix. June 12: Terence Blanchard is one of the most recognized and influential jazz musicians working today. A trumpeter, band leader, arranger and film score composer, he was integral in the jazz resurgence of the 1980s. Blanchard is a five-time Grammy award winner, and is famously known for composing scores for several Spike Lee films. June 19: Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her

ability to sing not only blues and gospel but rock, pop, country and R&B have earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the Riverfront Times and a starring role in a Black Repertory Theater production of “Ain’t Nothin But The Blues.” June 26: Ransom Note is an all-original band made up of veteran musicians of the St. Louis music scene. The band now sails on making music that's so groove-tastic, smooth and soulful. July 3: Beth Bombara, one of the most prolific and talented singer/songwriters in St. Louis, Bombara's music pleases fans and critics alike. Effortlessly combining indie rock, folk and Americana, she describes her style as, "If Lucinda Williams and Neil Young took a road trip." July 10: Victor & Penny, a Kansas City and Chicago born duo, singing music they call “antique pop” on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs. July 17: Montez Coleman & Willie Akins Project, Tenor saxophonist Willie Akins and drummer Montez Coleman team up to produce strait-ahead jazz. Akins has been treating St. Louis to his masterful sax tones for decades. He's worked with jazz greats Jack Haynes, Roy McDuff and McCoy Tyner. Coleman has toured internationally with the likes of Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis. Both men are St. Louis natives.

July 24: Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes, are one of the most festive variety bands in St. Louis performing swingin’ hot jazz from the 1920's to the 50's. Their influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone and the Nat King Cole Trio - just to name a few. Be sure to wear your dancin' shoes... you're going to need them! July 31: Big George Brock, began blowing the harp when he was eight years old. Since then, he’s shared stage or studio with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lee Kizart, Albert King, Hubert Sumlin, Big Bad Smitty, Jimbo Mathus, Watermelon Slim, Steven Seagal and others. Aug. 7: The Scandaleros are a multi-genre band from St. Louis who deliver a unique brand of greasy bayou blues rock. Formed in 2009, the band’s members are fans of a wide variety of musical traditions. They collectively represent a wide range of styles, including Southern funk and guitar blues. Whitaker Music Festival concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn of the Cohen Amphitheater, just west of the Climatron® dome on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert series is the only time of year when picnicking is allowed on Garden grounds. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers; no barbecue grills, fireworks, sparklers or pets. Picnic fare and bar items will be available for purchase on

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Thursday, April 11 Specticast: Peter Gabriel: New Blood, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m. Andy Grammer w/Parachute & Andrew Ripp, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Widespread Panic, Peabody, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. An Evening of Bluegrass w/ Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla & Barry Bales, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Marlena Shaw, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Pluto's Still a Planet w/Penniliess Profits, The Driftaways, Nostalgic Coast, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12 Rockin' Chair, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Broadway Calls w/Lankford, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 9:30 p.m. Symphonie Fantastique, Powell Hall, 10:30 a.m. Widowspeak, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Peter Mayer Group, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Psychostick w/Polkadot Cadaver, Downtown Brown, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. Marlena Shaw, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Incurables, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13 Last Child: A Tribute to Aerosmith, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. The Who-Band plays Tommy, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Symphonie Fantastique, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Thunderhead, Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Hannibal Buress, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Brookroyal CD Release Party w/ Shaman's Harvest, Fivefold, OATM,

Connibal Road, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. Marlena Shaw, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 14 Specticast: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts The Rite of Spring, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfield of Blue October w/Tori Vasquez, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Symphonie Fantastique, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. Demetri Martin, Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Soilwork w/Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, Bonded By Blood, Hatchet, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 5:45 p.m.

Anat Cohen w/Matt Wilson, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 9th annual Evening of Hope feat. Kenji Williams and Bella Gaia, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Seryn w/Josh Ehrmann, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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Kris Allen, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Sean Bonnette w/Ian Graham, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

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Music Tuning in Jack Schmitt Chevrolet to sponsor tribute series at the Wildey Theatre Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River is sponsoring a concert series that will feature eight different tribute bands throughout the remainder of the year at the Wildey Theatre, here. The lineup this year includes music spanning from the discography of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin to the eclectic styling of Elton John to the progressive rock of Rush and everything in between. “We are excited to sponsor this concert series, which features musicians who are adept, precise, and replicate not just the music but also the soul of the bands,” said Tom Gerke, General Manager of Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River. “We are looking forward to all of these concerts and hope that everyone will come out to hear these fantastic musicians.” The remaining seven concerts include Last Child: A Tribute to Aerosmith on Sat., April 13, Dogs of Society: A Tribute to Elton John on Sat., May 11, Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger on Sat., June 8, Mean Street: A Tribute to Van Halen on Sat., July 13, Thunderhead: A Tribute to Rush on Sat., August 17, The Brothers: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers on Sat., September 28, and Stone in Love: The Tribute to Journey on Sat., October 25. Each concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets to each concert range from $15 to $25 each and can be purchased through the Wildey Theatre in person or online at www.wildeytheatre.com. When you buy tickets to five or more tribute groups, you will receive $5 off each ticket that you purchase as part of the Jack Schmitt Chevrolet concert series package. For more information on each concert or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 307-1750 or visit online at www.wildeytheatre.com.

Bruno Mars to appear in St. Louis Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour. The North American leg of “The

Moonshine Jungle World Tour” gets under way on June 22nd at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center and then continues through August. The tour will stop at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Aug. 8. For full details and ticket availability, please visit www. brunomars.com. The announce of “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” comes just as “When I Was Your Man” – the latest single from Mars’ just-released sophomore album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" – has exploded into the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” where it joins the album’s blockbuster first single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which recently spent six consecutive weeks atop the “Hot 100” chart. The immediate success of “When I Was Your Man” – which additionally earned honors as the week’s top “Streaming Gainer” and “Airplay Gainer” – marks the Grammy-winner ’s 10th consecutive single to hit the top 10, continuing his alreadyestablished status as the male artist with the longest streak of top 10 hits as a performer since his debut. Furthermore, the single’s chart ascension places Mars in the history books as the first male artist to simultaneously place two titles in the top 10 since his own “Grenade” and “Just The Way You Are” doubled up on the chart in December 2010/January 2011. The official companion video for “When I Was Your Man” – directed by Mars and his frequent collaborator, Cameron Duddy (“Locked Out Of Heaven,” “The Lazy Song”) – is also looking like an instant smash. Mars recently led a breathtaking performance on the 55th Annual G r a m m y Aw a rd s f ro n t i n g a n all-star tribute to Bob Marley alongside the likes of Sting and Rihanna, which marked the Grammy-winner ’s third consecutive year to perform on the acclaimed show. As its title suggests, "Unorthodox Jukebox" once again sees Mars melding a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound. Executive produced by The Smeezingtons, the hit-making production team comprised of Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine, the collection also features c o n t r i b u t i o n s f ro m s u c h t o p producers as Jeff Bhasker (fun.,

Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson ( A m y Wi n e h o u s e , L i l Wa y n e , Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher). "Unorthodox Jukebox"made a stunning SoundScan/Billboard 200 debut upon its release last year, entering the chart at #2 with sales in excess of 192,000 – the s i n g e r / s o n g w r i t e r / p ro d u c e r / musician’s highest first week sales debut thus far. In addition, the album exploded to the top spot on the British album charts, making history as the United Kingdom’s fastest selling solo album of 2012. The phenomenal success of "Unorthodox Jukebox" follows the equivalent popularity of Mars’ now classic 2010 debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans, “ which proved the U.K.’s third bestselling album of 2011 and also entered the charts at #1. Bruno Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists. And with global sales currently certified at 40x-platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, t h e 1 4 - t i m e G r a m m y Aw a r d nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar. Released in October 2010, " D o o - Wo p s & H o o l i g a n s , “ was greeted with both popular success and critical acclaim from all corners of the globe. “The year ’s finest pop debut,” raved Rolling Stone. “Near-flawless… (the album) delivers pleasure without pretension.” Fueled by a remarkable string of hit singles, including the multi-platinum #1 smashes, “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade,” the album instantly confirmed Mars as a major force in modern pop music.

Mars soon racked up a remarkable record of prestigious international awards and nominations, with victories including a “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” Grammy Award (for “Just The Way You Are”), an American Music Award for “Pop or Rock Music/Favorite Male Artist,” a 2012 Brit Award (for “International Male Solo Artist”), two Teen Choice Awards, a 2012 People’s Choice Award (for “Favorite Male Artist”), a Soul Train Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards Japan, a BT Digital Music Award, an ECHO Award, a n d m u l t i p l e 2 0 11 B i l l b o a r d Awards including “Top Male Hot 100 Artist of the Year.” A s i f t h a t w e re n ’ t e n o u g h , Mars received a truly stunning a s s o r t m e n t o f 2 0 11 a n d 2 0 1 2 honors from ASCAP, including the ASCAP Pop Award for “Song of the Year” (for “Just The Way You Are”). In 2011, he was named t o t h e p re s t i g i o u s Ti m e 1 0 0 , confirming the superstar as one of the most influential people in the world. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit: www. brunomars.com, www.facebook. c o m / t h a t b r u n o m a r s , w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / b ru n o m a r s , a n d twitter.com/BRUNOMARS.

R & B concert planned for Mother's Day Experience one of the biggest Mother ’s Day Celebrations in St. Louis, the “Ultimate Mother ’s Day Concert” featuring renowned R &

B legends and National Recording Artists, “Eddie Levert”, “Keith Sweat”, and “Johnny Gill”. Multiplatinum artists, Levert, Sweat and Gill will appear on Sunday May 12, 2013 at the Scottrade Center located at 1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The “Ultimate Mother ’s Day Concert” will also feature the comedic talents and the h i l a r i o u s l y f u n n y, D o n “ D C ” Curry, this comedian/actor and star of stage and television has appeared in films, movies and television series such as: “Friday” , “Friday After Next”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “Everybody Hates Chris”, and “The Boondocks”. C o m e s e e “ U n c l e E l ro y ” t e a r the house down and keep you laughing and enjoying a wonderful Mother ’s Day. The timeless voices of three of the most sensual and charismatic entertainers in the music industry will grace the stage , look forward to an electrifying and high energy show featuring Eddie Levert, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill as they mesmerize concert goers as they perform such mega hits such as: “For The Love Of Money”, “Let Me Make Love To You”, “Make It Last Forever”, “I Want Her”, “Rub You The Right Way”, “In The Mood”, and “My, My, My”. Also, enjoy “LSG” favorites inclusive of: “Door #1”, “My Side of the Bed”, and “My Body”. Tickets are available at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For additional information contact 419-504-1627.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Christians-only health care plan would be allowed to resume operations in Kentucky under a measure that has passed the Legislature and is on the way to Gov. Steve Beshear for consideration. The Senate passed the measure 38-0 Tuesday, hours after it cleared the House 88-8. The proposal would exempt the Medi-Share ministry from state insurance regulations. A Franklin County Circuit Court judge ordered the ministry to shut down last year at the Kentucky Insurance Department’s request. Participants in the plan would be required to sign a notice acknowledging they’re aware they may not have their claims paid. Only people who pledge not to smoke, drink, use drugs or have sex outside of marriage are eligible to participate in the plan. Beshear hasn’t indicated whether he will sign the measure.

Suspended Conn. priest accused of dealing meth plans to plead guilty to 1 charge N E W H AV E N , C o n n . ( A P ) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest accused of taking in more than $300,000 from sales of methamphetamines plans to plead guilty to one of the charges against him. Kevin Wallin is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Hartford next week for a hearing in which he would plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the filing obtained by The Associated Press. Authorities say the 61-year-old Wallin had meth mailed to him from co-conspirators in California and made more than $300,000 in drugs sales out of his Waterbury apartment in the second half of last year. He also bought a small adult video and sex toy shop in the nearby town of North Haven named Land of Oz & Dorothy’s Place, authorities said. Wallin, dubbed in some media as “Monsignor Meth,� was the pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport for nine years until he resigned in June 2011, citing health and personal problems. He previously served six years as pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Danbury until 2002.

Montana parents sue over state’s refusal to provide tuition assistance for Christian school HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana parents are suing the state schools superintendent over the agency’s refusal to provide tuition assistance for their daughter to attend a Christian preschool. Eric and Kelsi Wilson filed their lawsuit in U.S. District Court

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accepted arguments Wednesday that he would face testimony obtained by torture. Britain wants to deport Abu Qatada to Jordan, where he was convicted in absentia for terror plots in 1999 and 2000. Successive British governments have been trying since 2001 to remove the Islamist cleric, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews


What should be a hilarious, long-overdue pairing of two hugely likable, superstar comedians ends up being a major disappointment. As much film and television work as they do individually, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd surprisingly never have worked together. In theory, her smart, zingy persona should mesh beautifully with his easygoing goofiness — or their shared dynamic should bounce, or snap, or have some sort of life to it. Instead, Paul Weitz’s direction of Karen Croner’s script is tonally erratic: too fast in spots and too much of a slog in others. It certainly doesn’t help that the characters feel like types without much nuance. Even reliable comic veterans like Fey and Rudd can’t find much that’s new or fresh in these people, and as a result they have zero chemistry with each other. Fey, as a Princeton University admissions officer, is always uptight, precise and emotionally closed-off. Rudd, as the do-gooder founder of an alternative New England high school, is always free-spirited, adventurous and open-minded. Even in the fantasy world of romantic comedies where opposites attract and sparks fly, these two have no business being together. Nat Wolff plays the odd, brilliant student who may be the son Fey’s character put up for adoption as a newborn and Lily Tomlin provides the film’s few moments of joy as Fey’s maverick feminist mother. RATED: PG-13 for language and some sexual material. RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Croods”

Cavemen — they’re just like us! — or so “The Croods” seems to be saying with its familiar mix of generational clashes, coming-of-age milestones and generally relatable laughs. The animated adventure features a strong, star-studded cast and dazzles visually in wondrously colorful, vibrant 3-D, but the script doesn’t pop off the screen quite so effectively. The simplistic message here is: Trying new things is good. It’s a useful notion for kids in the crowd to chew on, but their older companions may be longing for something more substantive. Still, “The Croods” is both brisk and beautiful, and should be sufficiently entertaining for family audiences for whom few such options exist these days. And it might be especially resonant with young female viewers, with a strong, resourceful teenage girl at its center named Eep (voiced by Emma Stone in her usual charming rasp). It’s the prehistoric era, and while the rest of Eep’s family prefers the comforting safety of hiding fearfully inside a cave, with only sporadic outings for group hunts, she longs to see what’s outside those stone walls. Her dad, Grug (Nicolas Cage), is especially protective, neurotically worrying about every possible unknown and urging the same sort of apprehension in everyone else. But everything changes when Eep escapes and meets a guy named Guy (Ryan Reynolds). Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman co-star. RATED: PG for some scary action. RUNNING TIME: 92 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“The Sapphires”

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the Vietnam War — but it’s got two uncommon things going for it: warm-hearted charm and Chris O’Dowd. They are not mutually exclusive. O’Dowd, the Irish comedic actor, has no proper business being in this film about four Aboriginal sisters in rural ‘60s Australia who set out to make it as a pop singing group. But this is the same actor who managed to play a Milwaukee police officer with his natural brogue in “Bridesmaids.” His passport, thankfully, has some peculiar powers. Bowled over at a rinky-dink local talent show, he becomes the manager of the singing quartet (Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Jessica Mauboy and Shari Sebbens). He shapes them into a Supremes-like foursome and soon they’re off to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam. There’s a historical backdrop of Australia’s discrimination against its Aboriginal natives, but first-time director Wayne Blair keeps the tone light. When the story moves to Vietnam, its lessthan-expert filmmaking and threadbare, inauthentic settings get harder to forgive. But even at its most unpolished and cheesiest, O’Dowd and the film’s bright spirit make it a tune hard to resist. RATED: PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking. RUNNING TIME: 99 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

The only incredible thing here is the way this comedy makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. In a film about magic tricks, this is the most difficult feat of all. Even when Carell is playing characters who are nerdy (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) or needy (”Crazy, Stupid, Love”) or clueless (TV’s “The Office”) or just plain odd (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”), there’s usually an inherent decency that shines through and makes him seem relatable, vulnerable, human. None of those qualities exists within Burt Wonderstone, a selfish and flashy Las Vegas magician who once ruled the Strip alongside his longtime friend and partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), but now finds his act has grown outdated and unpopular. Even within the confines of a comedy sketch, where he probably belongs, Burt would seem one-dimensional and underdeveloped with his hacky jokes and tacky clothes. Stretched out to feature length, the shtick becomes nearly unbearable — until, of course, the movie doles out its obligatory comeuppance, followed by redemption, and goes all soft and nice. By then it’s too little, too late. Jim Carrey gives it his all, as always, as the up-and-coming gonzo street magician who threatens Burt’s career, but Olivia Wilde gets little more to do than serve as the supportive “girl” as Burt’s assistant. RATED: PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drugrelated incident and language. RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Place Beyond the Pines”

The first image you see is of Ryan Gosling’s shirtless torso,

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ripped and tatted atop a skintight pair of leather pants. But the long tracking shot that comes next is a better indication of where director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance is headed. His camera follows Gosling’s character from behind through a garishly lighted traveling circus. Gosling’s bleach-blond “Handsome Luke” lights a cigarette and strides calmly but purposefully into a loud and crowded tent, where he climbs onto a motorcycle before entering a ball-shaped cage with two other riders to perform a death-defying stunt. Over the next two-plus hours and across three connected stories, it will become clear that everything is very dramatic and everyone is doomed. You can try to redeem yourself but it’s no use; the past always catches up with us. Not a terribly novel concept but one that Cianfrance and co-writers Ben Coccio and Darius Marder hammer home with the utmost seriousness. Part one focuses on Luke trying to be a father to the infant son he never knew he had with a waitress (Eva Mendes) he had a fling with the last time he passed through town. Part two follows the rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) whose path he crosses at a pivotal moment. And the final part jumps ahead 15 years as both men’s sons (Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen) forge an ill-advised friendship. The film aims admirably for an epic sense of Greek tragedy, and it does have some powerful individual moments, but the characters are so underdeveloped that the whole effort feels like studied posturing. RATED: R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use and a sexual reference. RUNNING TIME: 140 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

If a big, dumb action movie knows it’s a big, dumb action movie and revels in that fact, is that preferable to a big, dumb action movie making the mistake of thinking it’s significant, relevant art? That’s the question to ponder here — if you can think straight and your ears aren’t ringing too badly. This sequel of sorts to the 2009 blockbuster “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra” seems to have some cheeky fun with itself, from Bruce Willis cheerily revealing the arsenal he’s hiding in his quiet suburban home to RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan essentially showing up and playing himself. A major city is obliterated with the touch of a button and several others are in peril as the world hinges on nuclear destruction in what amounts to a hammy game of chicken. Nothing matters really. This is a movie based on a Hasbro toy, after all — it’s all spectacle and bombast. But at least “G.I. Joe” is aware of its vapidity compared to, say, last week’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” in which North Korean terrorists took over the White House in self-serious fashion, but our Secret Service agent-hero found time to make wedged-in, smart-alecky quips on the way to saving the day. That’s not to say that this “G.I. Joe” is good, aside from a couple of dazzling action set pieces, but at least it’s efficient in its muscular mindlessness. Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce, Adrianne Palicki and Byung-hun Lee star. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality. RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.


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This film publicity image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Eep, voiced by Emma Stone, in a scene from "The Croods."

"The Croods" dazzles visually By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press Cavemen — they’re just like us! — or so “The Croods” seems to be saying with its familiar mix of generational clashes, comingof-age milestones and generally relatable laughs. The animated adventure features a strong, star-studded cast and dazzles visually in wondrously colorful, vibrant 3-D, but the script doesn’t pop off the screen quite so effectively. The overly facile message here is: Trying new things is good. It’s a useful notion for kids in the crowd to chew on, but their older companions may be longing

for something more substantive. Still, “The Croods” is both brisk and beautiful, and should be sufficiently entertaining for family audiences for whom few such options exist these days. “The Croods” might be especially resonant with young female viewers, with a strong, resourceful teenage girl at its center named Eep (voiced by Emma Stone in her usual charming rasp). It’s the prehistoric era, and while the rest of Eep’s family prefers the comforting safety of hiding fearfully inside a cave, with only sporadic outings for group hunts, she longs to see what’s outside those stone walls. Her dad, Grug (Nicolas Cage), is especially

protective, neurotically worrying about every possible unknown and urging the same sort of apprehension in everyone else, including his supportive wife, Ugga (an underused Catherine Keener), and doltish 9-yearold son, Thunk (Clark Duke). (“Never not be afraid,” is one of dad’s favorite sayings.) There’s also a sharp-toothed Tasmanian devil of a baby named Sandy and Grug’s motherin-law, voiced in reliably sassy fashion by Cloris Leachman. The gags that depict her as a disapproving nag are more than a bit stale; if there’s any heart-tugging or even vaguely engaging bond here, it’s the father-daughter one between Grug and Eep. One day, Eep dares to escape while

everyone else is sleeping and meets up with the hottest (and only) guy she’s ever seen. Conveniently, he’s named Guy, and he’s voiced by Ryan Reynolds. He has a furry, impossibly cute companion named Belt who holds up his pants (kids will dig this tiny scene-stealer). But he also astonishes her with something she’s never seen before called fire. Guy warns that the world is ending, and that she should come with him if she wants to live. When her family’s cave is destroyed, they reluctantly realize they must all go with Guy. This sets up: a) some basic, tried-andtrue road trip jokes and b) a blossoming romance between Guy and Eep, which dad naturally tries to stifle.

"G.I. Joe Retaliation" a boring conclusion By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge I had to go to Chicago for a few days last January for a work conference, which is usually a lot more fun for me than it sounds. This year, we were fortunate enough to be treated to a clip package of advertisements for the upcoming slate of releases for Paramount's 2013, including the current box office champion, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." Best of all was that the clips were introduced, in person, by two of the actors new to the franchise: D.J. Cotrona (Flint) and Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye). I'm here to tell you that this two-minute encounter - now three months ago - is the most exciting part of my entire relationship with the sequel. I can also truthfully relate that Palicki is even more

gorgeous in real life than she appears on the big screen. Gorgeous, and she must be seven feet tall. Following 2009's "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra," and coming nine months after its postponed original release date, Retaliation is an incredible waste. The after-market 3D conversion does nothing to bring life to this stale film that comes across incredibly cheesy with the qualities of a straightto-video picture. An animated/ voiceover opening recaps the first movie for the two people out there unfamiliar with the idea of the G.I. Joes. Last time I checked, the Hasbro toy version had been popular for over thirty years, though the name easily goes back to World War II. I felt like I was being spoon fed information like an ill-prepared politician. For those who have forgotten, we left

with the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce) being held captive and replaced in the White House by the nanotechnology-powered shape shifter, Zartan (Arnold Vosloo). The Joes themselves have become famous for their bravery and heroics, especially that of their leader, Duke (Channing Tatum, the Man Who Took Over Hollywood), who is responsible for the imprisonment of Cobra Commander and Destro. And now for the boring conclusion. While on a mission to retrieve stolen nuclear warheads, G.I. Joe is framed for treason and other crimes and eradicated by the impostor Commander-in-Chief. Their forces are completely wiped out but for a few stalwart newcomer soldiers (and black-clad ninja Snake Eyes; never kill off your most iconic character). As he

has often been tasked to do, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes over this series as Roadblock, the gentle giant. Along with the aforementioned Flint, a plucky risk taker, and the enigmatic Jaye (though Palicki will always bring "Friday Night Lights" to my mind), Roadblock feels the obligation to bring the Joes back from the brink of extinction and take out the forces aligned against them. The rest of this mess is an exercise in developing new characters (Ray Stevenson's Firefly, Elodie Yung's Jinx) and adding famous faces for comic relief (Bruce Willis as the original "Joe", General Joseph Colton). The failure rate is complicated by the fact that all the players are simply thrust into bizarre situations that require stunts that look really good when popping out of the screen at

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you. The most egregious was set on a snowy rock face where Jinx and Snake Eyes attempt to kidnap Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) while rappelling into an abyss, chased by other ninjas brandishing razor sharp katana swords. My favorite casting choice was seeing "Justified's" Walton Goggins as the boastful warden of an impenetrable prison that, of course, is wiped out in just a few minutes. The question isn't about the G.I. Joes forsaking America, it's about how filmmaking has forsaken the G.I. Joes. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" runs 122 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. I give this film one star out of four.

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any of the stories you hear about how an artist, musician, fashion designer, or some other creative person who got their BIG break usually involves their work being seen by the right people, the right people being someone who instantly recognizes their talent and takes steps to promote and nurture it. This can sometimes seem like a random occurrence, almost like a lottery, but that is the model and the mission of the RAW Artists' shows. In 2009 L.A. fashion designer, Heidi Luerra organized the very first RAW Artists show bringing together talent in the areas of film, fashion, music, visual art, hair and makeup artistry, and performance art. She was later joined with a local web developer, Matthew Klahorst, to bring the whole presentation and promotion online. As their website at RAWArtists.org described, "With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing onenight circus of creativity." So what can you expect to see at a RAW Artists show? The mostly monthly "circus of creativity" events include: a short independent film, webisode, or music video, a fashion show from an aspiring local designer, a musical performance, mini gallery sections presenting the work of local visual artists and photographers, and performance artists. The field and form is completely wide open. This is why they describe themselves as "an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists." From February to October local artists are chosen by local RAW art directors to have their work featured in the events. Toward the end of the year the local community, a panel of judges, and the nation-at-large vote for their Top 5 Artists in the formats of: film, fashion, music, art, photography, performing art,


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Pictured are scenes from a previous RAW art event in St. Louis. accessories, and hair and makeup. That popular vote narrows down the list for a City Semifinal nominee showcase held in November, winners are announced in December, with the annual RAWards Show in Hollywood, Calif., held in mid-January. The winning artists receive promotional opportunities like distribution, store placement, studio time, gallery placement and consultations with industry executives and professionals. Currently, 67 cities around the U.S. host RAW Artists events, and that number is growing. In July of 2012 Sarah Faragalla was

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chosen to organize events for RAW St.Louis, giving local area artists the opportunity to promote their work through the RAW Artists network of art shows. After working the last decade in L.A. and New York as an Art Director and Stylist in the music video and commercial industry, this meant a welcomed move back home to family for Sarah and her daughter. "I knew I wanted to raise her near my family and provide a more stable life for her, but had no idea when I came back what I was going to do for work in a city where my previous industry didn't exist. I found this position on an online

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job search and coincidentally RAW had been searching for months with no luck to find the right person to launch this location. It was pretty serendipitous!" The St.Louis area has been described as an untapped resource, and this seems to be quite true with the immediate success of many local artists who have been launched onto the national radar because of RAW Artists events. With Sarah's assistance, last year two of the nine national RAW award winners were from St. Louis – Lauren Ratcliff won for Filmmaker of the Year and Erica

Dunk for Accessories Designer of the Year. Sarah offered another example of local artists getting recognition for their work. "For Visual Arts, Nelson Perez of Vodka Bacon Studios (won for RAW St. Louis Best Visual Artist) was almost completely unknown as a painter as he works as a Social Worker by day, and at his first RAW show sold seven paintings." When asked about her favorite part about RAW Artists, this was her response: "Being for artists, by artists and being 100 percent indie allows us to keep complete creative control which can't be said for much of anything nowadays. I love using my background to push the artists to not just display their work, but create a display that enhances their work and the guests' experience. I love watching them push themselves and leave the event on cloud nine after being on the receiving end of all the amazing feedback and opportunities. I love creating an opportunity for artists to be seen, heard and loved. That's in RAW's mission statement and is my own personal mission as well." Feb. 28 at the Paragon Theater in downtown St.Louis launched the 2013 calendar series for RAW St.Louis. From 8 p.m. to midnight, local art lovers were introduced to a number of local artists. The event was hosted by St. Louis musician Thelonius Kryptonite (photographed at the mic) and the crowd enjoyed the music of DJ Nunes. March's RAW show was held on the 27th from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Coliseum Music Lounge in Midtown St. Louis, and April's show will be held on the 18th from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Coliseum Music Lounge as well. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit RAWArtists.org.

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Tony Award-winner coming to The Fox By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge The Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is coming to the Fox Theater April 22 through May 5. Inspired by true events, “Million Dollar Quartet” tells the incredible story of what transpired on Dec. 4, 1956 at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis. That was the night when four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley - came together to play at what has been dubbed as “one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.” Sam Phillips, known as the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought about the incredible event. He was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, and it was his vision to bring them all together for one electrifying night of music. The show features many beloved favorite songs from the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll plus gospel, R&B and country hits. Songs like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Hound Dog” will have you singing along all through the show. Stepping into the shoes and snazzy suits of these musical greats are James Barry as Carl Perkins, David Elkins as Johnny Cash, Ben Goddard (appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association) as Jerry Lee Lewis, Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley (April 23 through 28) and Billy Woodward as Elvis Presley (April 30

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The Arts Artistic adventures Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens May 24 in Forest Park Kimiye Corwin and Anderson Matthews will headline Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of "Twelfth Night" May 24 through June 16 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both Corwin and Matthews were last seen in SFSTL's production of "Hamlet" as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, in 2010. Preview performances are scheduled for May 22-23. Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will direct. Corwin, who was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for her role in "Hamlet," has performed in numerous OffBroadway and regional productions. She was a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company for five years and received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and her MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity. Corwin currently lives in Brooklyn. Anderson has appeared in 26 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis productions. His Broadway credits include "The Robber Bridegroom" and Peter Ustinov's "Beethoven's 10th." He has appeared in film and on TV ("The Equalizer," and "Law and Order"). "The talent the Festival is able to attract continues to overwhelm me," said Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. "Each year I am more and more impressed by the caliber of performers in St.

Louis, Chicago and New York that want to be a part of our annual free production in Forest Park. Two years ago, both Corwin and Matthews gave impressive performances as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, and this year we get to see their comedic skills at work as they take on Viola and Malvolio." "Twelfth Night," considered one of the Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, honors the historical holiday tradition which closes out the Christmas season in which servants and masters switch roles for one night of raucous fun. It's the only play of Shakespeare's that literally begins and ends with music. The first line of the play is "if music be the food of love, play on" and the final moment is the Fool's parting song. In between there are numerous songs, all of which will be played on instruments by the actors performing on stage, another first for the Festival. In the past, all music featured in the Festival productions has been pre-recorded. In another first under his tenure, Dildine announced he will be directing the production. Under his watch, the Festival has produced "Hamlet," "Taming of the Shrew" and "Othello," each one drawing record attendance crowds, and garnering nine Kevin Kline Awards nominations, four of them wins, including Best Play ("Hamlet"). Dildine will be joined by a creative team whose members are St. Louis-based and include Dottie Marshall Englis (Costumes), Scott Neale (Scenic Designer), John Wylie (Lighting Designer) and Rusty Wandall (Sound

Designer). Music for the show is being composed by The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra," a group known for composing and recording soundtrack music for local short and vintage films. In addition to Corwin and Matthews, other cast members include Charlie Thurston (Orsino), Leslie Ann Handelman (Olivia), Vichet Chum (Sebastian), Eric Hoffmann (Sir Toby Belch), Haas Regen (Sir Andrew Aguceheek), Andy Paterson (Fool), and St. Louisans Candice Jeanine (Maria), Joshua Thomas (Antonio), Gary Glasgow (Fabian), Michael Fariss (Ensemble), Kyle Powell (Ensemble), Alex Shaw (Ensemble) and Pete Winfrey (Ensemble). Pre-performance backstage tours and 20-minute postshow 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 "Twelfth Night" which will introduce the characters and plot to children of all ages; musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers; and a craft table for kids. In the past 12 years, the Shakespeare Festival has attracted more than 550,000 people to the performances i n F o re s t P a r k . T h e o rg a n i z a t i o n h a s re a c h e d a n additional 250,000 students through its educational touring productions, school program, summer camps and community partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sfstl.com or call 314/531-9800.




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Thursday, April 11 The Kinetic Chamber Project, Touhill Peforming Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928 - 1945, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 21. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3.

Friday, April 12 The Kinetic Chamber Project, Touhill Peforming Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People

Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928 - 1945, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through April 21. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through

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Saturday, April 13 The Kinetic Chamber Project, Touhill Peforming Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r,

Edwardsville, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Runs through May 3 N e w M e d i a S e r i e s – Wi l l i a m E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. E d w a r d C u r t i s : Vi s i o n s o f Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. The Progress of Love, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 20. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928 - 1945, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 21. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri

Sunday, April 14 The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. The Black Rep presents The Whipping Man, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28.

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Live at Powell Hall concerts scheduled The 2012-2013 classical subscription series ends on May 12, but there are still plenty of St. Louis Symphony performances scheduled at Powell Hall through early summer. The Live at Powell Hall concerts truly include something for every music lover: from rock n roll to swing, standards and even classical favorites. Tickets for all of the remaining Live at Powell Hall concerts can be purchased by calling 3145 3 4 - 1 7 0 0 o r o n - l i n e a t w w w. stlsymphony.org. • The Music of Whitney H o u s t o n : F r i d a y, M a y 1 7 a t 8pm This concert will feature the beloved superstar ’s greatest hits, fully scored for orchestra and performed by the St. Louis Symphony. Songs will include “ H o w Wi l l I K n o w, ” “ S a v i n g All My L o v e , ” a n d “ I Wi l l A l w a y s Love You.” • Richard Hayman C e l e b r a t i o n : S u n d a y, M a y 1 9 at 3pm Join the St. Louis Symphony as it celebrates Richard H a y m a n ’ s l e g e n d a r y c a r e e r. Works on the program include Hayman’s arrangements of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Moon R i v e r, ” a n d “ R u b y, ” j u s t t o name a few. • M u s i c o f Q u e e n : F r i d a y, May 31 at 8pm We w i l l r o c k y o u ! T h e S t . Louis Symphony performs an unforgettable evening of Queen’s biggest hits, including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” • Music of Pink Floyd: Saturday, June 1 at 8pm. The rock n roll continues the next evening at Powell Hall as the STL Symphony plays the best of Pink Floyd, joined by an e i g h t - m e m b e r ro c k b a n d . T h e concert will include selections from Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.


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Fat Patties in Carbondale lives up to its name By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge It’s been a while. The Edwardsville Tiger boys’ basketball team’s road to a third place finish in the state has had me jumping through hoops, so it’s fitting that my return to “You Gotta Eat” comes from a restaurant visit while on the road with the EHS hoopsters. During the Carbondale Holiday Tournament I came across an establishment not far from the SIU Arena which intrigued me in it’s name alone, Fat Patties. A restaurant boldly using the word “fat” in its title leaves a lot to live up to the billing. It’s like a financial planning company having “rich” in the title, or a convience store using the word “cheap” in its moniker. It produces a certain presumption. For a growing boy like myself the word “fat” translates to delicious in my mind, so Fat Patties could easily have put itself at a disadvantage by having to try to live up to my expectations. Luckily it did not. What it did was put me in the adventurous mood to challenge Fat Patties’ biggest brute. It was David vs. Goliath. Goliath was “The Bucky Dome,” the most expensive and most creative sandwich on the menu. Trust me, Goliath went down without a problem and I enjoyed every second of my glorious victory. The Bucky Dome consisted of a third pound hamburger patty piled with beef brisket and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and red onion. It was then topped with a chipoltle mayo and all contained by a ciabatta bun. On my first bite the egg popped, cascading creamy yolk all over the other ingredients for a fantastic taste. The ciabatta bun was the perfect confinement for all the fixings. The moistness of the yolk, the burger and the brisket weren’t


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3329 Snider Drive, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323

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3112 Birmingham Dr, Glen Carbon $267,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225

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2BR/1BA snuggled into East Abner Place. Large fenced yard. Once car garage. $129,500 Edwardsville PR100989

PRIVATE STREET 3 bedroom home on 195’ lot, great highway access, spacious home. $109,900 Glen Carbon PR100964

GREAT HOME ON ACRE 3 bedroom, 2 baths, oversized 2 car garage. $98,000 Glen Carbon PR100669

IN PRESTIGIOUS SPRING HILL Large wooded lot on cul-de-sac backs to acres of woods, privately owned. Agent related. $65,000 Edwardsville PR100660

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CUSTOM LOG HOME on 15 +/- acres. Chef’s kitchen, finished walkout LL. Fenced pasture for horses. $475,000 Edwardsville PR100713


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WALKOUT 4BR/3BA, 3 car garage, storage on 2 acres, partially fenced, freshly painted. $265,000 Edwardsville PR100994

IMMACULATE home has living room with cathedral ceiling. Newer hardwood & ceramic. $165,000 Glen Carbon PR100604

COUNTRY SETTING .5 acre. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement, oversized 2 car garage. $135,500 Edwardsville PR100998

WALKING DISTANCE to trails, YMCA, plus easy commute to SIUE & St. Louis. $127,800 Edwardsville PR100355

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