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Mannie Jackson

Edwardsville legend pens autobiography.

4 Communal garden Pantries to benefit from local effort.

5 Flights of fancy

Events planned at Butterfly House.

10 Judge Nothing

Pop punksters to peform at Fubar.

13 Inspired Hands East Two-day art show scheduled.

21 "American Reunion" Film franchise may have run its course.

24 Quince

What is it and what do you do with it?




What’s Happening Friday April 20___________

by Ansel Adams, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 6. • Edge of Darkness: Photography by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons, Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 12. • 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. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through May 12 • Star Trek the Exhibition, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs through May 28. • I n s p i re d H a n d s E a s t Invitational Art Show & Sale, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Faith Ringgold: American Quilts, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 1. • Café Soul, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Eric Church w/ Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

• Mucca Pazza, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Scott and Karl, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival: Poncho Sanchez w/ Terence Blanchard, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Dvorak Cello Concerto, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Red Horse, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Hobo Jungle, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Everest Awaits, Love Kingsford, Deep Thump, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Comeback Kid w/ Foundation, Such Gold, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Adam Carolla, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings, Main Gallery, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 5. • 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. • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. All • Classic Images: Photographs Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's

Saturday April 21___________

Bon Air, Alton • Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival: Christian McBride Big Band, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Dvorak Cello Concerto, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Hood Internet, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Cornet Chop Suey, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. • Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival: Tionol, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, L a u r i e ' s P l a c e ( F ro n t B a r ) , Edwardsville, 2:00 p.m. • Who's Drivin, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • S p e c t i c a s t p re s e n t s A n Evening with Renee Fleming & The Berliner Philharmoniker, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. • The English Beat, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Judge Nothing w/ Bent, Black For A Second, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • In the Still Epiphany, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. • 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. • 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.

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Mannie Jackson Edwardsville hoop star and Harlem Globetrotters owner tells his success story in autobiography By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


rom his humble birth in a boxcar to chairman and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, Mannie Jackson knows a thing or two about hard work.

Now, Edwardsville’s most famous son will return to the area this month to talk about his new autobiography, “Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories & Travels” on Tuesday, April 24 in the Nelson Atrium on the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. The event will include a public book signing from 4:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a private reception from 6 to 7 p.m. “I really wanted to write the book because we’d sit around and I’d wonder, ‘How’d I get here?’ How did a guy that was born in a railroad boxcar in southern Missouri, raised in a little town like Edwardsville end up in this Forest Gump-like existence from sitting with heads of states around the world and public boardrooms making policy decisions and being called by the presidents and places to talk about economic and social policy,” he said in a telephone interview. “And I went, ‘How did all this happen? It’s not supposed to be. So, I started writing a chronicle of where I’d come from and what I’d done and it ended up being a kind of soft journey through my life and, hopefully, people when they read it, will be inspired by it.” Jackson’s life story is both fascinating and inspirational. He was born in 1939 inside a 58-foot railroad boxcar in the tiny town of Illmo in southeastern Missouri, just outside of Cape Girardeau. While still a young child, his family left Missouri and settled in Edwardsville. Jackson went on to attend Edwardsville High School, which had been desegregated only a few years earlier. Following his graduation from EHS, Jackson attended the University of Illinois where he distinguished himself in the world of Big Ten basketball sharing the honor of African-American All-Big Ten and All-American player with good friend and fellow teammate Govoner Vaughn. During that time, Jackson was also elected varsity captain of the Illini basketball team. He followed this up with a stint playing for the Harlem Globetrotters during the 1960s. Decades later, in 1993, Jackson bought the Harlem Globetrotters and became the first African-American to own a major international sports and entertainment organization. Under his ownership, the team saw 12 consecutive years of doubledigit growth, expanded countries visited to 118 with attendance of more than 2 million annually and topped the Sports Q ratings as the most liked and recognized team in the world for the years 1999, 2000 and 2002, according to information on his company website, www. Jackson sold his majority share in the team’s ownership in 2005. Jackson said although the book is a chronicle about his life, it also serves as a frame for the wider story of world events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. He said he also hopes it can be an inspiration for anyone feeling down and out and looking for a way to create a better life. “The front story is autobiography and it’s really thinly shielded over a message of hope and inspiration,” he said. “It also provides a chronicle of the depression years, of World War II and post-World War II, the segregation of our country and the integration of sports in the ‘50s, and the state of sports entertainment as its expanded, the corporate world expanding, and it talks about the Vietnam war and it moves into the electronic digital explosion of the ‘70s, how it got started and caused a wave of desegregation in the workplace. And it moves into the crazy era of the depressed state we’re in now with the nation and the economy.” Writing the book, Jackson said, was a revealing experience for him. He said it forced him to take an

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The cover of Mannie Jackson's autobiography, "Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories & Travels." honest look at his life and address many subjects he had avoided up to this point. He described himself as a “quiet, shy person” and said writing the book was like a “coming out” party for him. “I said, ‘To hell with it. I’ve done it and I’ve only got one life and it’s been a rich life, and I’m going to share it with other people.’ I quit being shy about telling my story and I realized we all have a story to tell. That was the best realization I had,” Jackson said. If taking a hard look at his own personal struggles was difficult, then figuring out how to navigate the complicated subject of family was even harder. Jackson said one of the toughest parts of writing the book was tackling issues involving his family while trying to ensure nobody was disrupted by his statements. Another difficult subject was Edwardsville itself. He said that while he has “tried to be a hero for Edwardsville,” he felt it was necessary to address the difficult issues of growing up in a small town in southern Illinois during the days of segregation and desegregation. “That was hard to touch on that without overdoing it to the point where I could also say thanks to a lot of people who helped me get where I got to from that town,” he said.

In addition to his tremendous success with the Harlem Globetrotters, Jackson is currently the chairman of Boxcar Holdings LLC, which is a collection of business initiatatives that include sports properties, real estate holdings, supply-chain management and Broadway and casino entertainment ventures, as stated on his website. He previously served as senior vice president of Honeywell Inc., served on the board of directors of six Fortune 500 companies and is a former chairman of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He is involved with many philanthropic organizations, both internationally and closer to home. In 1997, Jackson endowed $100,000 to the Lincoln School Alumni Foundation of Edwardsville to help provide youth with college scholarships and in 2005, he made a $250,000 donation to the Edwardsville YMCA building fund. In the end, Jackson said his book is more of a personal letter to those he cares most about. “It’s like a personal letter to the people I’ve known and worked with and that raised me or I’ve raised them and been with all my life. It’s a letter to the community of thank you and appreciation,” he said. “Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories & Travels” is available to buy on For more information, visit

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People Garden will benefit local food pantries St. John's donates property for project By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge


l Wentz is counting on seeds that are soon to be planted at a new garden by St. John’s United Methodist Church to burst forth into tomatoes, Bell peppers and other vegetables that ultimately wind up on the plates of low-income residents in the area. Wentz, of Edwardsville, is heading up the church’s outreach project, which has a goal to get the vegetables – which also include onions, squash, carrots, collard greens and kale – to the Glen-Ed Pantry in Edwardsville, the Alton Crisis Food Center, and the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis. Some of it is even destined to wind up in soup that’s served up at Immanuel United Methodist Church’s Free Lunch Friday. The idea for a garden emerged at a St. John’s Change the World small group study, according to Karen Reed, St. John’s Director of Adult Ministries. Brainstorming sessions followed. “Most people said we had this beautiful property, what can we do to utilize it?” Reed said. Members learned that there was a church in a tiny North Carolina town that had started a vegetable garden to help feed the poor. “We all thought, ‘That sounds pretty neat. Let’s try to do that,’” Wentz said.

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Already plowed, a communal garden is being established at St. John's United Methodist Church on Route 143. Initially, the group referred to it as a community garden, which connotes separate plots for individual families. But consultants at the University of Illinois Extension Service warned that unless it was structured and monitored closely “management problems” – turf wars, weeding issues, etc. – would emerge to drag the project down. What they settled on was something closer to a communal garden: everyone pitches in to grow lots of vegetables, and the bounty is

distributed to food pantries. Using food pantries would alleviate the problem of deciding who qualifies for the free food and allow the team to focus on horticultural issues, Wentz said. About $10,000 has been budgeted for the start-up year, and $1,500 for subsequent years, mainly for seeds, plants, fertilizer and water. The timetable has been accelerated by a warm winter. The U. of I. Extension Service supplied them with a master gardener, Duane Nickel. Nickel, who is

retired and tends a small farm near Moro, showed up at a meeting recently, offering advice and answering questions. “He’s the perfect person,” Wentz said. “Some of these folks are very theoretical, but he’s as practical as it gets.” Volunteers added manure, sawdust, and fertilizer to the garden, which will officially be known as the St. John’s Commons Garden. To keep out weeds, they covered it with newspapers. The short-term plan is to plant

several varieties of long-day onions, including Yellow Sweet Spanish and Walla Walla, tend the garden in June, and harvest it throughout the summer. The onions will be arriving soon. Wentz doesn’t know whether the rabbits and deer will go after the vegetables. Canada Geese could also be worrisome. “I’ve never dealt with geese,” he said. “They may leave the garden alone but they may decide they want to go down the rows and have a snack every now and then.”

Grand opening weekend set for Lantern Festival Dragon Dance at the Opening and Grand ParadesBe among the first visitors to witness “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” when the highly-anticipated exhibition opens at the Missouri Botanical Garden Memorial Day weekend. The Lantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend features Chinese acrobatics, celebratory parades, traditional dragon dances, t’ai ji demonstrations and more throughout the day, leading up to a grand finale: The nighttime illumination of the 26 larger-than-life lantern sets. The Lantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend is Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. all three days (last entry at 9 p.m.). Admission is $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” is presented by Emerson. The Grand Opening Weekend is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Learn more at An opening extravaganza and parade featuring a 70-foot-long, 12-man Chinese dragon dance kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. The colorful creature is accompanied by a 40member drum dance and a welcoming dance by multi-ethnic Chinese groups. Follow the dragon as it leads a procession at 11 a.m. through the Garden to the Cohen Amphitheater, where dignitaries from the St. Louis region, local Chinese community and Missouri Botanical Garden welcome visitors and officially open the celebration. Qilin by Keith WatsonCatch the dragon dance again Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m. and each day at 2 p.m. near the reflecting pools in front of the Climatron® dome. Dragons are the most auspicious beings in Chinese folklore,


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and 2012 is the lucky Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac. The 24-legged dragon dance is said to dispel bad luck and ward off evil; it is a traditional element of Chinese New Year celebrations and festival openings. The Lantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend is the public’s first opportunity to see the 26 elaborate lantern sets on display throughout the Garden grounds. The multipiece sets are constructed from scratch by a team of skilled artisans from Zigong in the western province of Sichuan, the center of the lantern-making industry in China. The intricate pieces are formed by specially-treated silks secured to an inner steel armature. Each lantern is full of symbolism and meaning, celebrating aspects of Chinese culture and legend. View the unlit works of art by day, and then relish the complete exhibition experience when the lanterns are illuminated at 8 p.m. each night. Among the weekend’s many other highlights is the grand parade that winds through the Missouri Botanical Garden each day at 2:30 p.m. This vibrant spectacle includes dance teams, acrobats, groups in traditional costumes, martial arts teams and drummers, along with individual lion dancers and dragon dancers. AcrobatsThe dramatic New Shanghai Circus takes the Cohen Amphitheater stage daily at noon, 3 and 5 p.m. For more than 40 years, the New Shanghai Circus troupe has worked to perfect the fine Chinese folk art of tumbling into an international award-winning performance involving both artistry and acrobatics. Enjoy an extravaganza of elegant dance, dazzling acrobatics, mysterious magic and mystical music.

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The international Zhongguo Sichuan Leshan Chenlong Zajiyishu Private Limited Acrobatic Troupe takes the stage nightly at 7 p.m. Eight performers from the Sichuan province of southern China are traveling to St. Louis to take part in the Lantern Festival by amazing audiences with feats of flexibility, strength, balance and contortion. Watch as entertainers spin multiple plates atop high poles, hold stacked rice bowls on outstretched legs by the soles of their feet and balance other performers as they bend into unbelievable positions. A more reserved element of the festival is the hundred man t’ai ji routine, offered all three days at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Cohen Amphitheater. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, t’ai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is now used for stress reduction. Metro St. Louis t’ai ji masters have developed a routine specifically for the Lantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend. Chinese PavilionWatch as local schools demonstrate the various styles and forms of t’ai ji exercises and disciplines, and then join in simple, instructor-led movements designed for audience participation. Explore the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden with guided tours each day at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Designed as a private “scholar’s garden,” the Chinese Garden commemorates the sister city relationship of St. Louis and Nanjing and honors the longstanding scientific and cultural exchange between the Missouri Botanical Garden and Chinese botanical institutions. Bridges, stones, decorative pavements and a pool of water surround the garden’s elegant pagoda. Chinese music will play here throughout the day. Marvel at the costumes from the Tang

Dynasty through the Qin Dynasty during the cultural fashion show at 1 p.m. each day inside the Shoenberg Theater. Performers demonstrate how Chinese fashion has evolved alongside the change of history and culture. The pageantry is presented through traditional music and joyful dances. Seating is limited. Throughout the weekend, families can enjoy Chinese arts and crafts inside the Spink Pavilion. Have your face painted with the Chinese Zodiac, make your own lantern, try your hand at Chinese paper cutting and folding, and have your name written in Chinese on a souvenir fan. Children can learn chop stick games and jáinzi, a traditional Chinese folk game. Visit the outdoor Chinese food court from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to purchase a variety of foods and beverages from different regions in China. Watch demonstrations and exhibits of traditional arts and shop for Chinese merchandise in the Ridgway Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Browse for more souvenirs at the Garden Gate Shop, open 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. during Grand Opening Weekend, or stop by their merchandise tents on Linnean Plaza from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chinese Lion dancersLantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend admission is $22 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $10 for children (ages 3 to 12). Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. all three days, with last entry at 9 p.m. each night. Visitors retaining their Grand Opening Weekend admission ticket receipt and intact wristband will be allowed in and out privileges on the same date of their visit. Purchase tickets online at lanternfestival or in person at the Missouri Botanical Garden.


Events for spring and summer planned at the Butterfly House By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


f spring's early arrival already has you thinking about how to spend your summer, make sure you find time to fit in a visit to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Throughout the months of May, June, July and August you'll find lots of summer activities that are both fun and educational and guaranteed to keep everyone in the family happily entertained.

During the month of May, you'll find out how to plant a garden that will be irresistible to Monarchs and other butterflies and all moms will enjoy a free day out at the Butterfly House with the purchase of one paid admission. In June, the Butterfly House will pay tribute to nature's all-important pollinators with an entire month

of classes dedicated to the work of the birds, bees and butterflies in celebration of National Pollinator Week and Pollinator Palooza later in the month. June is also the start of the garden's Firefly Festival. Grab your flashlight and get ready to be amazed as you watch the night sky fill up with hundreds of twinkling lights. This event is particularly good for young children who are just discovering the magic of fireflies. If you have a budding entomologist at home, you definitely won't want to miss the Butterfly House's fifth annual Bug Hunt in July. Little ones will love pretending to be an insect as they take part in games before heading outside for an engaging catch and release session with a Butterfly House entomologist. Finally, end the summer on a high with a session dedicated completely to butterflies in August. Learn to identify the most common butterflies in

Missouri and how to find them. Whatever your family's interest, this lineup of events is sure to have something for everyone. Check out the list below for complete details. May 5: Plant Your Monarch Garden Ever wondered why your neighbor's yard seems to have loads of butterflies while most give yours a miss? Then come to this hour-long session from 11 a.m. to noon and learn how to grow a garden that will be attractive to Monarchs and other local butterflies. This event will cover good flower choices for butterflies and ways to keep your butterfly garden attractive yearround. Each participant will receive a milkweed seedling. For families with children ages 6 and up with an adult. Cost is $15. May 13: Mother’s Day at the Butterfly House Bring mom to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House to enjoy a delightful day filled with butterflies in free flight! Moms enjoy free admission with the purchase of one paid admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout June: National Pollinator Week activities The Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and Shaw Nature Reserve are celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 18 through 24, by dedicating the entire month of June to Picture-Perfect Pollinators. Capture snapshots of butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinators in your own backyard, neighborhood or favorite locale and share your photos on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flickr account at http:// N20/. Browse the Butterfly House's

class lineup at classes for offerings throughout the month focused on the importance of pollinators. Learn more about National Pollinator Week at http:// htm. June 5: Firefly Festival Join the Butterfly House for this celebration of Earth’s living lanterns - the fireflies. Learn about their fascinating lights, and in the spirit of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival, take part in Chinese firefly crafts. Then, as night falls outside, participants will light up the field outside the Butterfly House with a flashlight show in celebration of their twinkling lights. For families with children ages 3 and up with an adult. Session will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $6. June 17: Pollinator Palooza at the Butterfly House Did you know that every third bite of food is made possible by a pollinator? Come to the Butterfly House to learn all about how these small creatures impact our daily lives. See if you can pollinate your own flower, dance like a bee, or learn how to create a pollination station in your own backyard. Bring the family and join in for a buzzing good time. Event is included in Butterfly House admission. For children ages 3 to 12 with an adult. Event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. July 28: Fifth annual Bug Hunt Learn behaviors of insects in their habitat by transforming yourself into an insect through drop-in games and activities. Grab a net and step outside with a Butterfly House entomologist and

capture native insects to observe and release. For children ages 2 to 13 with their families. Event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field excursions held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Included with Butterfly House admission. Aug. 1: Fall/Winter Class Registration Opens Online registration is open for a variety of weekday, evening and weekend fall and winter classes for adults, youth and families at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. View a print-at-home catalog and register online at classes or call (314) 577-5140. Aug. 11: Butterfly Field ID Go outside to find and identify butterflies in the field. A staff entomologist will provide identification tips for many common Missouri butterflies and their caterpillars, then venture outside to see how many you can spot. 1 to 3 p.m. Lopata Learning Lab. $30. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House of the Missouri Botanical Garden is located in St. Louis County’s Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day through Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (65 and over) $4 for children (3 to 12) and free to children ages 2 and under. For more information, call (636) 530-0076 or visit www. For a complete list of youth and family classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www.

Pictured are scenes from past events at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Photos for The Edge.

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People People planner Alton to host Voices from the Civil War Listen to the whispers from the past, hear stories never told and learn of buried secrets revealed as you experience Alton’s connections to the past on the Voices of the Civil War tour. Commemorate the 175th anniversary of Alton as you step into the past on this living history tour along Alton’s Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for this self-guided tour are $10 each and may be purchased at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, Il. For more information, call (618) 465-6676 or go to www.VisitAlton. com. As our nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and our city celebrates 175 years, visitors can experience Alton’s lasting legacies during the Voices of the Civil War living history tour. On Saturday, April 28, 2012 seven of the sites along Alton’s Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail will be interpreted by costumed docents from the Alton Little Theater. From the LincolnDouglas debate site to the ruins of Alton’s infamous Confederate Prison, docents will reveal some of the lesser-known stories and interesting tales associated with the sites. The tour is self-guided, and performances will be given every 15 minutes at designated sites, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trail sites on the tour include: Lincoln-Douglas Square, Lyman Trumbull House, Franklin House, Lovejoy Monument, Alton Prison, Confederate Monument and Cemetery and the site of Small Pox Island and the Lincoln-Shields Duel. The cost of the Voices of the Civil War tour is $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Alton Visitor Center, located at 200 Piasa St. in Downtown Alton. In the event of rain or inclement weather, performances will take place at the Alton Little Theater, located at 2450 N. Henry St. in Alton, beginning at noon. For more information, contact at the Alton Regional CVB at 1-800258-6645 or (618)465-6676, or visit us online at Lincoln.

Butterfly House makes Mother’s Day plans Treat mom to a tropical—and affordable—getaway this Mother’s Day! The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield is offering a special deal for moms on Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit on Mother’s Day and mom will receive free admission with the purchase of one paid admission. Enjoy a delightful day together in the tropics surrounded by thousands of butterflies in free flight! Take a casual stroll inside the tropical conservatory to enjoy nearly 100 species of exotic flowering plants and be surrounded by fluttering butterflies, including the jeweltoned ruby lacewing, green banded peacock and iridescent blue morpho. Step outside to visit the “backyard� Butterfly Garden, where mom or grandma can learn about plants to attract butterflies to her own home garden. Stop by the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop to browse for butterfly-themed merchandise and souvenirs, perfect for a Mother ’s Day gift. Butterfly House admission is $6


for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. The Butterfly House is located at 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 5300076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at thebutterflyhouse. The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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 c h o ru s m u s t b e h e a rd t o b e 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 classes. April 21: Monthly Trail Fun Run. Sign in at the Shaw Nature Reserve’s Visitor Center and pick up your map for your run. The distance will vary from three to 10 miles. Set yoShaw Nature Reserveur own pace and allow for stops and time to look, listen and converse. The distances for each monthly run will be available the week prior on the Reserve’s Facebook page at www. After several visits you will have run most of the trails. Run starts at 8:00 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 classes. April 22: Fly Fishing for Beginners.

Join members of the Ozark Fly Fishers for this beginner class. This class is for men and women 16 and up. Learn about the equipment needed to get started and basic fly tying and rod casting skills. Practice catch and release at Pinetum Lake where fishing is not normally allowed. All fishing equipment is provided. Bring a hat, sunscreen and eye protection or sunglasses. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Carriage House. $24. 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 classes. April 22: Fly Fishing for Beginners. Join members of the Ozark Fly Fishers for this beginner class. This class is for men and women 16 and up. Learn about the equipment needed to get started and basic fly tying and rod casting skills. Practice catch and release at Pinetum Lake where fishing is not normally allowed. All fishing equipment is provided. Bring a hat, sunscreen and eye protection or sunglasses. 1 to 5 p.m. Meet at the Carriage House. $24. Advance registration required; www. or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 24: Spring Wildflower Walk. Join these informal, educational walks through the colorful   spring season. The Nature Reserve’s excellent trail system, winding through upland and bottomland forest, is an 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. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 25: Morning Bird Walk. This early morning walk during the height of spring migration is designed to help you see and learn about the many bird species at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Both beginning and intermediate birders are welcome. Bring binoculars, be prepared to hike a few miles over uneven ground and dress for the weather. Come to one or all of the walks; each will be different. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. $6. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; pay on arrival. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. April 25: Wednesday Walkers. Each Wednesday, sign in at the Visitor Center, grab a map and gather to meet the other Wednesday Walkers. Each walk will average one-anda-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 Reserve’s trails. 10 to 11:30 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.

Caribbean Cove returns for the summer 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, whitespotted 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 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. Whitespotted 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 two-anda-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 trimmed back just as fingernails are clipped. Staff at the exhibit will monitor the stingrays throughout the season to ensure no stingers exist. 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) 7810900, ext. 4709 in advance for group discounts. 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. Beginning May 25 through September 3, 2012, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday for North Star Summer Zoo Weekends.

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People People planner Roller Derby championship coming to St. Louis The St. Louis Gatekeepers will host the 2012 Men's Roller Derby Association National Championship, "Gateway to the Best." This fast and heavy-hitting weekend takes place October 20-21, 2012 and will feature the MRDA's top eight teams in the end-of-season rankings. Competition for those spots will be especially tough as the MRDA continues in its mission to encourage the growth and development of men's roller derby by nearly doubling in the past year to 20 teams. The Gatekeepers will work closely with the MRDA to build on the success of last year's inaugural championship. The Gatekeepers, founded in November 2009, have grown to become one of the most successful teams in men's roller derby, skill-wise and in sheer number of skaters. They bring a wealth of tournament knowledge by virtue of participating in last year's championship as well as competing in Spring Roll men's tournament. The 2012 MRDA Championship will be held at theMidwest Sport Hockey Complex. With a new Sport Court surface installed this past November, Midwest Sport is the premier inline roller hockey facility in the Midwest making it the ideal spot for high-caliber roller derby. And, ample stadium seating will provide a quality spectator experience.  The complex is located in beautiful Edgar M. Queeny County Park in the St. Louis suburb

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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 for deployed military troops. Hope 4 Heroes is an organization that helps support veterans, the military, their families and communities. To download an entry form for Wing Thing, visit www.mckendree. edu and search “Spring Fling.” For more details, contact Robertson a t 6 1 8 - 5 3 7 - 6 8 5 6 o r c ro b e r t s @

James Taylor to perform at The Fox James Taylor and his band are coming to the Fox Theatre on Friday, July 20 for one intimate and memorable night. He has sold more than fifty million albums throughout his career and has earned forty gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me

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MoBOT plans summer events The Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis, has scheduled the following events. For more information, visit or call (314) 577-5100 or 1800-642-8842 toll free May 26 through Aug. 19: “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night,” an international exhibition of larger-than-life, lighted works of art from China, presented by Emerson. Experience one of China’s most treasured events and ancient traditions – the annual lantern festival. Elaborate outdoor sets crafted of silk and steel will celebrate Chinese culture through bold color, dazzling light and striking design. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness a spectacle rarely staged outside of Asia. View the art by day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (included with daytime Garden admission starting May 29; special rates apply May 26-28 for Lantern Festival Grand Opening Weekend). Experience the illuminated magic by night, Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 31-July 29 and seven nights a week, August 1-19 from 6 to 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.). Lanterns are lit at 8 p.m. Evening admission is $22 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3 to 12), $15 for Garden members and $5 for Garden members’ children. www.mobot. org/lanternfestival.  Throughout June: The Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and Shaw Nature Reserve are celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 18 through 24, by dedicating the entire month of June to Picture-Perfect Pollinators. Capture snapshots of butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinators in your own backyard, neighborhood or favorite locale and share your photos on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flickr account at Browse our class lineup at for offerings throughout the month focused on the importance of pollinators. Learn more about National Pollinator Week at  June 3: Cafe Flora Brunch. Sundays from April through September, enjoy an a la carte menu and dining at the Spink Pavilion, overlooking the Garden’s central reflecting pools. Seating available inside and outside. (Brunch not offered Memorial Day weekend or Labor Day weekend.) 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Reservations available but not necessary; call (314) 577-0200. Garden admission applies.  June 6: Whitaker Music Festival. Free evening outdoor concert features Vince Martin, vocalist, guitarist and entertainer. Lawn seating; bring chairs or a blanket. Picnicking is permitted after 5 p.m.; pack a picnic or purchase sandwiches and beverages on site. No pets, barbecue grills or smoking. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Free admission after 5 p.m.; last entry at 9 p.m. The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m. Cohen Amphitheater lawn. Sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation. 

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 four-mile 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 ( 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; programming throughout the 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 ( 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. – Dierks Bentley, the rising country star (, 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 Rent-A-Car Fireworks will follow his performance to conclude the 2012 Fair Saint Louis. For additional details and updates to the schedule, visit www. 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. Each year community volunteers, Fair Saint Louis staff and the Veiled Prophet Organization, in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of St. Louis, work together to promote St. Louis by bringing visitors downtown for the nearly month-long event. The name Fair Saint Louis acknowledges this event is produced by Saint Louisans, for Saint Louisans and their guests from all over the world. If members of the community are interested in volunteering, volunteer applications may be downloaded from the Fair Saint Louis website at


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t only took 13 years and a few beers to convince the members of Judge Nothing, Alton's favorite '90s pop punksters, that a reunion was in order. Cue a collective gasp of excitement from every local music-loving 30 and 40-something within the bi-state area. Yes, the rumors are true and the wait is, finally, almost over. Judge Nothing will return to the stage for a oneoff (they say) reunion gig this weekend at 7 p.m. on Saturday, at Fubar in St. Louis. Tickets cost $12. "We've all stayed very close. Doug lives in Chicago but still we all communicate with each other and hang out and talk like brothers as always, but we have never played together so this was kind of new and exciting. We rented out a studio in Edwardsville and it took a couple beers but then we just jumped right back into everything," said founding member and drummer Andy Dykeman (a.k.a. Dr. Andrew Dykeman of Rosewood Chiropractic Clinic in East Alton). "We were goofing around and playing music and it seemed just like old times and we had a blast." The other members of Judge Nothing include guitarist and vocalist Doug Raffety and bassist Flea Bodine. The band enjoyed a successful run throughout the mid '90s signing with Chicago-based indie label Thick Records in 1995. They released two albums with Thick Records, "I'm a Big Girl Now" and "Riveter" in 1995 and 1996 respectively. This was sandwiched between constant touring in a "hot smelly van with pink shag carpet" at nearly every sticky-floored club and dive in the country. Judge Nothing's brand of catchy pop songs wrapped in a punk package attracted a loyal following in the St.


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Louis area and beyond and earned them the title of "the badfinger of punk". They toured with Green Day right before "Dookie" came out and they were featured on the CD for alternative radio station 105.7 The Point's first Pointfest. Their songs were also used in two of the most must-see teen angst dramas of the '90s, "Dawson's Creek" and "Party of Five." Then following a gig in Minneapolis in February, 1997, ironically near the scene of the infamous plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Judge Nothing broke up. For their fans, it really was the day the music died. Dykeman said the guys hadn't even considered the idea of a reunion when they got together for a jam session in 2010. They just wanted to hang out and play some tunes. The experience was such a blast, however, that they decided to come back the next day and record a few songs. That session resulted in the "Fibia Slicker" EP, which they recorded in one weekend and boosted their confidence enough to send it out to a few people for feedback. The rave reviews that followed finally convinced the guys that the time was ripe for an official reunion. Judge Nothing was back. That said, it's been nearly 15 years since they last performed. Isn't that just a little bit terrifying? "Yes, we really didn't know what to do. We've always thought about it, considered it," said Dykeman. "Then whenever we said, 'Well, OK, now we have something that people are relating to and we don't sound like we're over the hill and y'know, it was so much fun we said, 'Well let's go ahead. Let's focus on doing a reunion show.'" They enlisted the help of their friend Rob Wagoner to sort out the details. "He really got behind us and gave us dates and locations and told us to do this and do that. Next thing

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you know, we were practicing for real and now we have a gig coming up," said Dykeman. So, is this REALLY just a one-off reunion show or is it the start of a new Judge Nothing era? Dykeman was coy on the subject. He said they were looking at this show as their "one and only show" (with the exception of a few secret shows which will be announced via the band's website and Twitter). He said the logistics of getting together combined with the everyday complications of jobs and family made anything more than a single performance difficult. But, you never say never. "Who knows, maybe we'll start writing some new stuff together. We can do that through email and send each other MP3s and then if we ever get enough material for a new album, then we'll see what happens. But right now, I think our cross-hairs are only on the Fubar show," he said. "It's kind of like, well, if anybody shows up that would be cool, but if nobody shows up, we've been having a blast just practicing and playing and getting ready for the show." If nothing else, Dykeman said created a very cool listening station when he typed in Judge Nothing coming up with everybody from Green Day and The Clash to AC/DC and even Ted Nugent. "I'm like, 'All right, thank you! Thank you very much.' I don't necessarily see it but I'll take it," he said. You can catch Judge Nothing performing live on-air at WLCA 89.9 at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Euclid Records, 601 E. Lockwood Ave. in St. Louis. The main performance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at Fubar, 3108 Locust St. in St. Louis. Check the band's website at www.judgenothing. com and its Twitter page for details on surprise shows throughout the metro area.

Music Music calendar Thursday, April 19 • The Elders w/ John Maxfield, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • The Cold Hard Cash Show, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Spin the Bottle, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. • Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Sara Watkins w/ Sarah Siskind, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Adam Faucett w/ John Donovan, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20 • Mucca Pazza, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Scott and Karl, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival: P o n c h o S a n c h e z w / Te re n c e Blanchard, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Dvorak Cello Concerto, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Red Horse, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Hobo Jungle, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Everest Awaits, Love Kingsford, Deep Thump, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Comeback Kid w/ Foundation, Such Gold, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Café Soul, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Eric Church w/ Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival: Christian McBride Big Band, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Dvorak Cello Concerto, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Hood Internet, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Cornet Chop Suey, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. • Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival: Tionol, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Front Bar), Edwardsville, 2:00 p.m. • Who's Drivin, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Specticast presents An Evening with Renee Fleming & The Berliner Philharmoniker, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. • The English Beat, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Judge Nothing w/ Bent, Black For A Second, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Funky Butt Brass Band, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 • Scott and Karl, 2:00 p.m. / Jamberilla, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Dvorak Cello Concerto, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • Sabaton, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Butch Moore, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 3:00 p.m.

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St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • The Rocket Summer, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Louis, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. • Jack Twesten, Castelli's, Alton, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Friday, April 27

• Imagine Dragons, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Mark Johnson & Chris Ethington, Humdinger's, Maryville, 8:00 p.m. • Peter Henderson plays Beethoven: Audience choice, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Front Bar), Edwardsville, 6:30 p.m. • Fat Pocket w/ Mr. Wizard, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Evanescence, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

• The Maine w/ Lydia, The Arkells, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Doc Holiday, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • The Harman Family Bluegrass B a n d , T h e Wi l d e y T h e a t r e , Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m. • Anthony Gomes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Various Hands w/ LucaBrasi, Cactus Smile, Vibe Steady, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Rach Fest, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 26 • Baroness w/ Royal Thunder, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • 8th Annual Evening of Hope feat. Steve Tyrell, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • DJ Too Tall, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Mo' Pleasure, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 6:00 p.m. • JD McPherson, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Lil Harvey w/ H.B & Feez.M.D, 3012 L'Zs, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Charley Orlando, Plush St.

Saturday, April 28 • Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Front Bar), Edwardsville, 2:00 p.m. • Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • The Limineers, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • U p o n A B u r n i n g B o d y, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • A l l e g ro S p r i n g S h o w c a s e : Teen vocal ensemble, COCA, St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. • Bud Schultz and You Can't Beat Experience Jazz Band, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Doors 6:00 p.m.

• Magic City w/ Old Lights, Bo and the Locomotive, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Rach Fest, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 • Country Mice w/ Indian Blanket, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. • B o b We r n e r, Vi l l a M a r i e Winery, Maryville, 3:30 p.m. • Dave Simon's Rock School, A Tribute to the Who!, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 12:30 p.m. • Metalfest VII feat. Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Casino, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Rach Fest, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • Van Halen, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Portugal. The Man w/

The Lonely Forest, Union Tree Review, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30 • Natural Child, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Hands Like Houses, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2 • Maid Rite, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. Mark Johnson & Chris Ethington, Humdinger's, Maryville, 8:00 p.m. M83 w/ I Break Horses, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

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Music Tuning in The Fox to host O.A.R. Fox Concerts presents O.A.R. at 8 p.m. on July 19. All tickets $36.50 and are available at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at  Long-standing live powerhouse O.A.R. has announced a 20-date summer tour that includes a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on July 19.The tour follows the release of 'King,' the widely-praised seventh studio album from "a self-assured band at the height of its creative powers" (M Magazine).  The tour comes on the heels of their intimate "Extended Stay" run, which was capped off by a five-night stand at NYC's Bowery Ballroom and a surprise guest appearance from Wyclef Jean and Cris Cab. The band recently performed their latest single "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes" on 'The Rachael Ray Show' and will appear on American Public Television's 'Front Row Center' beginning on May 17th.  

Bells in Motion to appear in Kirkwood Join Bells in Motion, the nationally-renowned handbell ensemble, as they present their “Bronze Images” performances. Two concerts will be presented: Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., Urbana; and Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 201 W. Adams Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Admission is $10 and is payable at the door prior to each concert. These concerts are the first of the final performances with retiring director Michael Lamb at the helm. Bells in Motion will once again present a unique array of styles especially arranged for handbells as they reflect on the past 15 years, and prepare for their Canadian tour this summer. Audiences will enjoy jazz favorites such as “In The Mood”, “Misty” and “I Got Rhythm”, as well as rock gems such as “Classical Gas” and “Rock Around the Clock”. The group will also premiere a newlycommissioned work especially written for Bells in Motion by Kevin McChesney: an arrangement of “Anthem Internationale,” originally penned by film composer Dave Grusin. These works (and more!) will fashion a truly unique and diverse musical experience for all. Bells In Motion is a professional handbell ensemble based in Springfield, Illinois that features seven octaves of handbells and chimes, as well as string bass, drums, and other instruments. Formed in 1997 by Music Director Michael Lamb, the group’s 18 members hail from throughout the Midwest. From their first concert, Bells In Motion has endeavored to provide musical entertainment for a wide variety of audiences. The group is celebrated for presenting concerts that embrace the full range of music that has been written and arranged for bells. Bells In Motion has performed their unique combination of pops and original compositions at a wide variety of venues and concert situations. In 1999 and 2001 they performed at the historic Old State Capitol in Springfield as well as in 2002 at the Lincoln Presidential Library opening concerts. In 2001 they toured Europe as ‘American Bronze’ and in 2002 performed for the Area VIII Festival in Collinsville.


In 2003, they performed a feature concert for the AGEHR Director ’s Seminar in Hartford, Conn.,Bell and in December with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Springfield and Bloomington,. In January 2004, the group performed a spotlight concert in Dallas, Texas, at ‘Pinnacle’, the international conference for community and professional ringers. In 2005 the group toured Italy and Switzerland. In 2008, they performed concerts in Savannah, Ga., Pittsburg, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio, and were also featured at the AGEHR Area VIII Festival in Peoria. In July 2008, the group toured the United Kingdom, with performances in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh. During this trip, Bells in Motion earned the distinction of being the only handbell group to have ever been featured in the Cheltenham Music Festival. In May 2009, Bells in Motion collaborated on two jazzoriented concerts with the Jane Hartman Trio. The group is currently preparing for a Summer 2012 tour of Canada, Michigan and Ohio; this tour will include an appearance at the internationally-renowned Stratford Summer Music Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Bells in Motion was also awarded t h e 2 0 0 9 M a y o r ’ s Aw a rd f o r Outstanding Arts Organization from the Springfield Area Arts Council. This award recognizes outstanding commitment and dedication to the arts in Sangamon and Menard Counties. Most recently, Bells in Motion celebrated the release of their third CD, “Bronze Images”, available for purchase at the concerts and at For more information visit the Bells in Motion website at

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Pianist Peter Henderson to play Beethoven by request The Sheldon presents Peter Henderson Plays Beethoven – Audience Choice!, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Pianist Peter Henderson will perform three of Beethoven’s piano sonatas – chosen by the audience! Through surveys and online voting, two pieces will be chosen before the concert –and in a truly amazing feat – Henderson will perform a third sonata, chosen by the audience, on the night of the performance. Online voting

will be open until April 23 at www. A versatile and inquisitive pianist, Peter Henderson is highly in demand as a chamber musician. A member of the St. Louis-based Ilex Piano Trio, Henderson also partners in a duo formed in 1999 with noted German violist Roland Glassl, a member of the Mandelring String Quartet. As a freelance pianist, Henderson has performed in collaboration with several members of the St. Louis Symphony under the auspices of the Orchestra's Community Partnerships Program and in other local settings, such as the innovative Crossings series, radio station KFUO Classic 99's “From the Garden Live,” The Sheldon’s Classical Series and the Innsbrook Institute Music Festival. A former full-time member of the Hot Springs, Virginia-based Garth Newel Piano Quartet, Henderson participated in the Quartet’s inaugural recording of the G-Minor Quartets of Mozart and Brahms. Henderson holds the degree Doctor of Music in Piano Performance, Literature, and Pedagogy from Indiana University-Bloomington. His piano instructors have included D r. K a re n S h a w a n d D r. J a y Mauchley. Tickets to “Peter Henderson Plays Beethoven” are $30 orchestra/$25 b a l c o n y / $ 1 5 s t u d e n t a n d a re available through MetroTix at 314534-1111 or at www.TheSheldon. org.

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Gift options abound at this two-day event By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


f you’re looking for that perfect Mother’s Day, graduation or wedding gift, head to the Inspired Hands East Spring Art Show and Sale where you’ll find one-of-a-kind works of art produced by some of this region’s finest artists. The sale will include unique, individual items of couture jewelry, hand-woven fibers, cloth figures, glass, wood-fired pottery and mixed media prints. Collectively known as Inspired Hands, the group originated 15 years ago with six core members: Susan Bostwick, Deborrah Daher, Charity Davis-Woodard, Jill Hunter, Ellen Klamon and Lanie Kodner. The sale initially started as a small home show but quickly outgrew the space. It later moved into the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Clayton Road. The sale has continued there every fall for the past 10 years. Inspired Hands East is an expansion of the original sale both in location and work. This year’s spring event will be the group’s first show and sale on this side of the river and four additional artists will be represented. They include Dan Anderson, Lisa Becker, Ruth

Kolker and C. Alana Tibbets. Several of the 10 artists featured in the show are nationally known and have been published in professional journals, books and magazines. “There’s a real professionalism to this work,” said Davis-Woodard, an Edwardsville resident, who creates functional wood-fired porcelain pottery. Her pots are fired in a traditional wood kiln that is stoked for 17 hours, a process which brings a “warm and complex surface” to her pots. She said the group had previously talked about bringing their Inspired Hands sale to the east side but couldn’t find a suitable space for it. When the Edwardsville Arts Center opened its new gallery, she said it provided the perfect venue for the group. Large enough to fit all of the work and with adequate parking, but still small enough to maintain the intimate feel of the Missouri show. Guests will have ample opportunity to browse the artwork on sale and to talk to the artists about their inspiration and preferred techniques. “People love art fairs but often they are so huge. This way, they get to see a few people’s work in an intimate setting,” said Susan Bostwick, another Edwardsville resident. Bostwick creates whimsical earthenware sculptures of tools, fruit and animals that are finished with layers of slips

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Above, a pitcher by Charity Davis-Woodard. Below, ear rings by Lanie Kodner. and glazes. Her work has been published in numerous books including “Teapots Transformed” and “The Yixing Effect.” Award-winning jewelry artist Deborrah Daher fashions contemporary pieces from recycled

precious metals and incorporates unique gemstones which she has collected from around the world. Her work been published internationally in numerous books and magazines, and can be seen at select galleries and fine craft shows around the country. Minnesota artist Jill Hunter, formerly of St. Louis, combines her computer skills with her passion for color and fiber to create originally-designed shawls, scarves and other wearables by merging traditional techniques with modern computer software created for multi-harness looms. Her items are woven from handdyed bamboo, silk and wood fiber, which produces luxurious results. St. Louis artist and metalsmith Ellen Klamon makes colorful jewelry with a playful botanical theme. Made from silver and copper, Klamon incorporates colored pencils, epoxy resins, glass and natural beads for color. A “Best of Missouri Hands” artist, her work can be found in galleries, shops, and fine craft fairs throughout the country. Lanie Kodner has 30 years of experience as a metalsmith. She combines gold, silver and copper to create her jewelry. The precious and semi-precious stones that Kodner uses often dictate the flow and composition of a piece. Her pieces are featured in the book “500 Metal Vessels.” Dan Anderson is currently a full-time studio artist following 32 years of teaching ceramics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is an NEA individual artist fellowship recipient plus he has been awarded six artist fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council.

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An avid wood firing enthusiast, he has his own anagama kiln at his Old Poag Road clay and glass studio. Lisa Becker has been working with glass for more than 15 years. Her designs are inspired by the shapes and textures of nature, the lines of architecture and the depth of the human form. In addition to her own studio work, she creates custom stained glass pieces for clients and teaches glass at Art Glass Array in St. Charles, Mo. Artist Ruth Kolker layers printmaking with painting to create a strong visual texture. Inspired by landscapes and natural forms, Kolker combines the pattern, shape and texture of found objects with line and color to transform the spirit of each composition. C. Alana Tibbets utilizes traditional fiber art techniques to create one-of-a-kind artworks and cloth figures. Her animal figures have been included in “500 Handmade Dolls” by Lark Books and were featured in the October 2008 issue of Mary Englebreit’s "Home Companion." Admission to the Inspired Hands East Spring Art Show and Sale is free and open to the public. The sale will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road (on the campus of Edwardsville High School). The EAC has plenty of convenient parking and signs leading directly to the event. For more information, call 9715561 or visit www.inspiredhands.

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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, April 19 • 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. • 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. • 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. • Edge of Darkness: Photography by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons, Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 12. • Habeger vs. Lotz, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 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. • David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through May 12 • Star Trek the Exhibition, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs through May 28.

• Currents 106: Chelsea Knight, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 1. • Faith Ringgold: American Quilts, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through June 1. • Piwacket Fairytale Theatre for Children presents Puss 'n Boots, Black Cat Theatre, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.

Friday, April 20 • 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. • 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. • 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. • Edge of Darkness: Photography by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons, Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through May 12. • 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.

• David Burns Smith: The Longshot, The PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., Runs through May 12 • Star Trek the Exhibition, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Runs through May 28. • Currents 106: Chelsea Knight, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through July 1. • Spring Repertory Concert: TRIumphant, COCA, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Inspired Hands East Invitational Art Show & Sale, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Faith Ringgold: American Quilts, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 1.

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The Arts Artistic adventures The Rep announces Mainstage schedule The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2012-2013 season of performances on the Mainstage, as well as the three productions to be performed by its Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC). The three productions to be included in the Studio Theatre season will be announced in July. The Mainstage series opens at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, on September 5, 2012 with Neil Simon’s semiautobiographical classic, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Other productions in the Mainstage series, which continues through April 2013, include: the world premiere of Daddy Long Legs, an elegant musical love story with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird; The Foreigner, a wild and wacky comedy by Larry Shue; Good People, a poignant look at the "haves" and "have-nots" and a standout hit of the 2011 Broadway season by Tony Award-winner David Lindsay-Abaire; a fresh adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility, by Jon Jory; and the noir thriller Double Indemnity, a dark and treacherous view of the power of greed and desire by James M. Cain. The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company season of live, professional theatre for young audiences will include Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation, A Gnome for Christmas and Annie Oakley. For complete play descriptions, run dates, subscription package details, pricing and benefits, touring schedules (ITC) and a list of audience enrichment and accessibility options, please visit The Rep’s website at http://www.repstl. org. The Rep is also excited to cop re s e n t Wa r H o r s e w i t h t h e Fabulous Fox Theatre in their U.S. Bank Broadway Series March 1324, 2013. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship set in England in 1914. War Horse is not included in any Rep package, but subscribers to The Rep will have the opportunity to purchase full-price single tickets for any performance before they go on sale to the general public. For performances March 19-

24, 2013, the prime center mezzanine section is reserved exclusively for purchase by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis season ticket holders until Labor Day, 2012. An order form will be mailed to subscribers this summer. The Rep’s 2012-2013 season subscription campaign is underway, with packages available for the Mainstage and Studio Theatre series. Subscribers can save substantially over the cost of purchasing individual tickets to shows and enjoy exclusive benefits by purchasing season tickets at The Rep Box Office (located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center) or by calling (314) 968-4925. Subscription packages range in price from $87-$423 for six Mainstage shows and $93-$144 for three Studio Theatre shows. Additional Mainstage Series discounts are also available for senior citizens (65 and older) and full-time students. Subscription benefits include free parking at the Loretto-Hilton Center, special discounts and advance ordering opportunities, informative subscriber newsletters from Artistic Director Steven Woolf, free ticket "insurance" and free, unlimited ticket exchanges within the same production run, providing the ultimate in schedule flexibility. For more information about The Rep’s 2012-2013 Mainstage season, to request a free season brochure, or to charge subscriptions with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover, call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925. Additional i n f o r m a t i on on all 2012-2013 Mainstage and ITC productions is available at

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. 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. Highlights include: • Arthur & Helen Baer Visual Arts Galleries, featuring a selection of images from the PPRC Photography Projects • Bruno David Gallery, opening

night of HIDDEN in plain sight by Bunny Burson • C a r d i n a l R i t t e r G a l l e r y, 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

Grand Center plans 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

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Religion Religion briefs Native American inmates challenge South Dakota prison tobacco ban in federal lawsuit SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Lakota traditional healer is arguing that tobacco is an integral part of Native American religious ceremonies and denying its use is akin to taking away the Bible from a Christian. Richard Moves Camp testified during a federal trial challenging a South Dakota prison policy banning ceremonial tobacco use. Camp said tobacco has been a central part of prayer for thousands of years. It’s traditionally mixed with other botanicals in pipes and smoked to bring peace and harmony and connected to cloth in prayer ties that are burned in fires as a symbol of offering, he said. Inmates Blaine Brings Plenty and Clayton Creek, members of prison-based Native American Council of Tribes, filed the suit in December 2009 against prison warden Doug Weber, corrections secretary Dennis Kaemingk and attorney general Marty Jackley. James Moore, attorney for the corrections’ officials, said ceremonial tobacco inside the state penitentiary was increasingly abused and inmates had been caught separating it from their pipe mixtures and prayer ties. Moore said the state policy allows other botanicals such as red willow bark to be burned. The state prison system went tobacco-free in 2000 but made an exception for tobacco used in Native American ceremonies.

Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran leaders weigh in against tough Arizona immigration law WASHINGTON (AP) — Roman Catholic bishops, joined by Presbyterian and Lutheran leaders, are supporting the Justice Department’s legal challenge to Arizona’s tough immigration law. The religious groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday in the lawsuit that aims to invalidate the state measure that targets illegal immigrants. A federal judge had issued an injunction keeping many parts of the law from taking effect. The Supreme Court will hear legal arguments surrounding that injunction April 25. The brief was filed on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Attorneys for the religious leaders argue in the brief that the federal government, not the states, controls the nation’s immigration laws. A patchwork of state laws could hurt the religious mission to serve immigrants, by essentially criminalizing charity, according to the brief.

South Bend council votes 6-3 for ordinance banning job discrimination against gay, lesbians SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend City Council members have approved an ordinance extending employment and housing discrimination protection to gays and lesbians, with supporters saying the move will improve the city’s business prospects. The council’s 6-3 vote early Tuesday came after nearly five hours of debate and public testimony about the proposal. The ordinance exempts churches and other religious organizations, but opponents argue it should also exempt individuals and business owners who believe homosexuality is immoral. Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg told council members he believed the city should join others across the country with similar measures. He said the council’s vote was a test of how well Indiana’s fourth-largest city handles diversity. “In today’s economy and today’s competition for talent — if we fail that test, if we remain outside the American mainstream any longer — South Bend could be typecast as a prejudiced and backward-looking community and our economic comeback will be that much harder to bring about,” Buttigieg said. Democratic councilman David Varner, who voted against the ordinance, said he worried the measure would lead to some business owners deciding to avoid the city. Other opponents said they believed the ordinance went beyond tolerance. “This is about forced public endorsement. This is about preference,” said Patrick Mangan, executive director of Citizens for Community Values. “It is not about equal rights — it is about special rights.” The council’s action will make it illegal in South Bend to deny people access to education, employment, housing and public places based on their gender identity or sexual orientation, and allow the city’s Human Rights Commission to hear and investigate those types of discrimination claims.

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This documentary is essential to see, whether you’re a parent or a kid, whether you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of such increasingly pervasive cruelty. But it’s also frustrating to watch, because while the stories included here are undeniably moving by nature, they’re not exactly told in the most artful way, rendering “Bully” far less emotionally impactful than it might have been. Director Lee Hirsch’s film grows repetitive and seems longer than its relatively brief running time. Tonally, it bounces with no rhyme or reason between a handful of students across the country who’ve suffered from bullying; technically, it feels a bit messy, with needless zooms and images that fade in and out of focus. Perhaps that was an intentional aesthetic choice. Either way, it’s distracting and headache-inducing. Still, if “Bully” does nothing more than provide the impetus for a dialogue, it achieves its purpose. Hirsch spent a year with about a half-dozen families with children who’ve been bullied at school — teased, abused, humiliated and ostracized — behavior which adults too often sweep aside with the cliche that kids will be kids. RATED: Not rated but contains some violence and disturbing situations involving kids and teens and some language. RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


For a movie about ragged, trash-talking thugs beating the crap out of each other on the ice, this is surprisingly sweet. It’s not a Judd Apatow production but it does feature his signature brand — a balance of raunchiness and heart that’s hard to strike — as well as some of his old friends. Seth Rogen’s frequent writing partner, Evan Goldberg, teams up this time with Jay Baruchel (“Undeclared,” “Knocked Up”) for a story about a bar bouncer who becomes an unlikely minor-league hockey enforcer. “Goon” is as physical and fast-paced as the sport itself, as bloody as it is profane. The violence is shot and edited in stylized fashion, with an inspired soundtrack that ranges from Rush to Puccini, but the hits feel brutal and real. Baruchel, who also plays a supporting role here, is a Montreal native and a Canadiens nut, and that love for the sport radiates through every frame. Director Michael Dowse’s film is all formula, but it offers enough tweaks to make “Goon” feel unexpectedly fresh. That includes the performance from Seann William Scott, playing against type as the guileless, kind-hearted Doug Glatt, who can take a punch and, more importantly, deliver one. The ever-versatile Liev Schrieber is excellent as his rival. RATED: R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use. RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

“Wrath of the Titans”

There aren’t many pleasures in this 3-D sequel to the 2010 “Clash of the Titans” remake, but surely one is seeing Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson bounding around together as brothers, the gods Hades and Zeus. In long beards, the two veteran actors are suited to one another, like a divine ZZ Top. Camp is a part of the experience here, as both “Titans” films pull from an unlikely combination of traditions: ancient Greece and the 1980s. The clunky “Clash of the Titans” remade the 1981 original, bringing in boatloads of box office with a widely decried, slapped on conversion to 3-D. “Wrath,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman, has modestly improved upon the 3-D this time around and better manages a narrative flow of continuous fantasy action. But that’s also all there is: A charmless stream of battle and fight sequences that contorts mythic characters into blockbuster conventions. The demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington) again


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“American Reunion”

You probably haven’t been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original “American Pie” movie. Yet here they are, after 13 years and a couple of sequels, and they’re more bland than bawdy these days. That’s part of the joke: that they (and we) aren’t in high school anymore, that we all have to grow up and function as adults with responsibilities and whatnot. But that doesn’t make for a very fun or funny movie; instead, “American Reunion” relies on cliches about nostalgia and melodrama about the rekindling of first loves. Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan) are now married with a 2-year-old son and zero sex life. But they return to their Michigan hometown for a 10-year high school reunion that’s being staged three years late because supposedly no one could get their act together. It’s a plot contrivance, leave it at that. There they run into the old gang, including Chris Klein as Oz, who’s now a slick sports anchor; Eddie Kaye Thomas as the sophisticated Finch; and Seann William Scott as Stifler, who’s still ... Stifler. “Harold & Kumar” creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg take over as writers and directors, but the sense of unpredictability that infused that franchise never surfaces here. Plus, this kind of raunchy, hard-R comedy has been done — and done better — countless times since “American Pie” debuted and seemed fresh in 1999. RATED: R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking. RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope”

People who love Comic-Con spend about an hour and a half telling you how much they love Comic-Con. That’s pretty much the extent of Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the annual convention in San Diego that has turned into sort of an extravaganza for geeks. If you have to ask what the title is a reference to, this movie is probably not for you; then again, even if you do get it, you won’t appreciate the film fully unless you’re already a member of the choir to which it’s preaching. What began in 1970 as an opportunity for a couple hundred serious comic book aficionados to meet and discuss their favorite characters and stories has exploded in recent years to a platform for blockbuster sci-fi movies, TV series and video games that draws about 150,000. You won’t get much insight into the inner workings of this specific personality type, this fervent fanaticism — people who spend untold hours crafting

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their own Stormtrooper outfits or learning to speak fluent Klingon — but you will get countless testimonials as to why this annual gathering makes these sometimes socially awkward folks finally feel comfortable. Kevin Smith, Stan Lee and Seth Rogen are among the famous faces. RATED: PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images. RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“The Hunter”

You’d swear that a so-titled film starring Willem Dafoe would be some dark, mud-caked descent into the primal nature of man. But in the taut Aussie thriller, directed by Daniel Nettheim and adapted from the novel by Julia Leigh, danger and mystery don’t lie in the wild forests of Tasmania, where Dafoe is pursuing the last Tasmanian Tiger. It’s the encroaching, corrupting modern world lurking on the fringes that’s the real threat. Dafoe plays a mercenary named Martin who’s dispatched to the Australian isle by a biotech company. A local (Sam Neill) sets him up at a remote farmhouse where the father has recently gone missing; the mother, Lucy Armstrong (the striking Frances O’Connor), is bedridden by grief and drugs; and the two young children (Morgana Davies, Finn Woodlock) are curious about the newcomer. Martin quickly finds that his normal habits of stealthy anonymity and meticulous organization go wanting, as he’s unwittingly swept into a battle between loggers and “greenies” — environmental activists seeking to keep the Tasmanian woods protected. Dafoe isn’t particularly tested, but he easily dominates the film. Like the lithe tiger he hunts, he’s a lone wolf headed for extinction. While it’s a well-made thriller with a pleasant, messy ruggedness, the film — perhaps too dependent on Dafoe for depth — never quite catches its prey. Its leanness, both praiseworthy and preventing real satisfaction, cuts both ways. RATED: R for language and brief violence. RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Titanic” in 3-D

If any film should be redone in 3-D, it’s “Titanic.” And if any filmmaker should be the one doing the redoing, it’s James Cameron. He’s been a pioneer in advancing this cinematic technology for years now, from his underwater documentaries to the record-breaking juggernaut that is “Avatar.” And so ironically, for a film that hasn’t got an ounce of understatement in its three-hour-plus running time, “Titanic” in 3-D is really rather subtle and finely tuned. There’s nothing gimmicky about the conversion process; it’s immersive, it actually enhances the viewing experience the way a third dimension ideally should. It’s also gorgeous: crisp and tactile, warm and inviting — until all hell breaks loose, that is. So often when 2-D films are transformed into 3-D, they’re done so hastily with results that are murky and inaccessible. Cameron and his team clearly took their time. So while the romantic first half of the film remains more emotionally compelling, the disastrous second half has become even more visually dazzling. Cameron has stayed true to the content of his 1997 film, the winner of 11 Oscars including best picture — and that includes his clunky script filled with hokey dialogue and broad characters. What also remains intact is the earnestness of “Titanic,” the absence of snark or irony, and the sensation that you’re watching a big, ambitious, good-old-fashioned spectacle that can withstand the test of time. Plus, it’s just fun to see the buxom, feisty Kate Winslet and boyish, charming Leonardo DiCaprio in the roles that made them superstars once more on the big screen. RATED: PG-13 for disaster-related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language. RUNNING TIME: 195 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


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In this image released by Universal Pictures, Chris Klein, left, and Mena Suvari are shown in a scene from "American Reunion."

"American Reunion" more bland than bawdy By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press You probably haven’t been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original “American Pie” movie. Yet here they are, after 13 years and a couple of sequels, in “American Reunion.” And they’re more bland than bawdy these days. That’s part of the joke: that they (and we) aren’t in high school anymore, that we all have to grow up and function as adults with responsibilities and whatnot. We can’t spend all our time thinking lascivious thoughts about pastry. That’s just adolescent. But that doesn’t make for a very fun or funny

movie; instead, “American Reunion” relies on clichis about nostalgia, forced tension over strained friendships and melodrama about the rekindling of first loves. Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan) are now married with a 2-year-old son and zero sex life. But they return to their Michigan hometown for a 10-year high school reunion that’s being staged three years late because supposedly no one could get their act together on time. It’s a plot contrivance, leave it at that. There they run into the old gang, including Chris Klein as Oz, who’s now a slick sports anchor, Eddie Kaye Thomas as the sophisticated Finch and Seann William Scott as Stifler, who’s still ... Stifler. Tara Reid and Mena Suvari show

up as personality-free blonde robots Vicky and Heather, respectively. And really, the women get short shrift here. They’re either boring good girls or sexually aggressive nymphets, with no shadings of substance or complexity in between. “Harold & Kumar” creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg take over as writers and directors but the sense of unpredictability that infused their own franchise never surfaces here. Plus, this kind of raunchy, hard-R comedy has been done — and done better — countless times since “American Pie” debuted and seemed fresh in 1999. Movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and even the recent hockey flick “Goon” (which also stars Scott) have found

a way to push boundaries more daringly while simultaneously finding an unexpected, resonant sweetness. “American Reunion” achieves neither of these extremes, and playing intrusive, cloying music to signal that certain moments are supposed to be special isn’t terribly persuasive. The few moments the film gets right — which is true of the whole series — involve Eugene Levy as Jim’s awkward but well-intentioned dad. A grieving widower, he misses his son and longs for the companionship of a woman once more. He has a couple of moments with Stifler and even with the notorious Stifler ’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge, brash as ever) which bring a temporary loveliness to the proceedings.

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" worth a look By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge When I made the conscious decision to review an independent film for the second week in a row, I realized that I was going to annoy the small percentage of readers that were eagerly awaiting to hear what I thought about the eighth American Pie film. I'm sorry to disappoint any of you, but Emily Blunt's amazing accent won me over and I decided to see something a little different. I had a short checklist of questions that I needed satisfactory answers to when I went to watch a movie that looked interesting - "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." First, is this a story true? Did somebody really try to do this? Nope. Next, why did it borrow its poster's color scheme from "Midnight in Paris?" Was it

going to be as good as that movie? It isn't fair to compare movies just because they use similar shades of yellow and blue to market their stories, but it did get my attention. My last question was one I'm sure everybody is going to have. "The" Yemen? Why not just "Yemen"? As it turns out, this one is just a matter of interpretation that only distracts from a fun experience. " T h e " Ye m e n i s p r o b a b l y best left to mean "the people of Yemen", the Middle Eastern nation of twenty-four million along the Red Sea. The portion of the title that refers to salmon fishing is straightforward and literal. The screenplay for this film is based on a recent novel of the same name by Paul Torday. The story, one that is comedic, but with heavy reliance on science and faith, is

sweet-natured. Harriet ChetwodeTalbot (Blunt) is a representative of a finance firm in London, one responsible for the immense wealth of Sheik Muhammed (Amr Waked), the somewhat progressive leader of Yemen. To accomplish one of his more ambitious, and eccentric, plans, Harriet is forced to enlist the help of England's Fish & Wildlife Service. The Sheik wants to build a dam along a major river in his desert nation. He wants to eventually bring agricultural stability to this people, but he also wants to stock the manageable river with wild salmon so he can do a little fly fishing. Nuts, right? It does make for a fun adventure. Harriet's contact inside the government is Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan MacGregor), an autistic genius that knows just about

everything that has to do with fish. At the behest of Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), the Prime Minister's Public Relations agent, Dr. Jones is strong-armed into making this Middle East-friendly story happen. Ms. Chetwode-Talbot and Dr. Jones (the formality between the character is a recurring joke) work side-by-side for years to make this project a reality. They endure political unpopularity, wearing travel, and being the butt of jokes to numerous to count. They also fall for each other romantically, given two entangled difficulties: he's married to a frigid woman (Rachael Stirling) who doesn't understand his work and she is mourning the killed-in-action loss of her soldier boyfriend (Tim Mison), a man she'd only been dating for three weeks.

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How do they express their feelings for one another without doing disservice to the people already in their lives? It's a tangled and sticky start, for sure. Between the humor provided by Scott Thomas, and the always fine work done by MacGregor, this is a good movie to take in on a quiet Sunday afternoon. And Blunt's accent? I guarantee you that her acting talents are up to snuff. It just makes it a pleasure to listen to her speak. I bet her husband, actor John Krasinski, can't wait to ask her about her day when he gets home each day. ••• "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" runs 105 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language. I give this film two stars out of four.

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Dining Delights Taking Girl Scout Cookies to new heights By Joan Huff For the Associated Press Girl Scouts around the world recently celebrated their 100th anniversary. Scouting is a wonderful activity for girls to become involved in. Parents also have fun participating in all the various activities. Girl Scouts make lifetime friendships and learn lessons of responsibility, leadership and working with others. With my past experience in the organization, I know this is the time of year many of us have Girl Scout cookies stockpiled in our pantries and freezers. I am sure you have seen girls out on the street corners with their booth sales over the last month. When you purchase cookies from Girl Scouts, you are helping them fund projects, purchase badges and perhaps even pay a portion of a summer camp. I had the privilege of leading both of my girls’ troops when they were young and we made a lot of wonderful memories, both here at the Girl Scout center and at Camp Mitre Peak. They were an amazing group of girls who all have grown up into fine young women. Cookies N’ Cream Pie From 1 1/2 cups cold half and half or light cream 1 (4-serving size) chocolate flavored instant pudding 1 (8-ounce) whipped cream topping, thawed 1 cup crushed Peanut Butter Patties 1 ready-made chocolate cookie crust Pour half and half into a large bowl. Add pudding mix; beat with wire whisk until well blended, 1 minute. Let stand 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and crushed cookies. Spoon into crust. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer and let stand 10 minutes to soften before serving. Store any leftover pie in freezer. Chocolate Thanks-A-Lot Éclair From ABC Bakers 1 Package Thanks A Lot Cookies 1 3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (16-ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting Line the bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan with Thanks A Lot Cookies. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir well. Stir in whipped topping to pudding mixture. Spread half of mixture over cookie layer. Top with another layer of Thanks A Lot cookies and the remaining pudding. Top all with a final layer of Thanks A Lot cookies and frost with chocolate frosting. Refrigerate until serving. Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert From Southern Living, September 2005 15 Lemon Girl Scout cookies, coarsely crushed, about 2 cups 1 (21ounce) can blueberry pie filling 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed Sprinkle 1 tablespoon crushed cookies into each of 8 (8-ounce) parfait glasses. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons pie filling over cookies in each glass. Spoon whipped topping into a bowl; fold in condensed milk and lemonade concentrate. Spoon 2 tablespoons whipped topping mixture over pie filling in each glass. Repeat layers once. Top evenly with remaining crushed cookies. Cover and chill 4 hours. Thin Mint Brownies From 1/2 box of crushed Thin Mints


Girl Scout Cookies 1 box of brownie mix 2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil Crush Thin Mints into medium size chunks. Mix all ingredients into mixing bowl. Do not use electric mixer or batter will be stiff. Spread batter evenly in greased baking pan (13x9x2). Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting. Crunchy, Fruity, Double Chocolate Bark From ABC Bakers 8 Shout Outs! Girl Scout Cookies 1/2 cup each of dried cranberries, dark raisins and golden raisins 1 (11 1/2 -ounce) package white chocolate chips 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels Chop or break Shout Outs! cookies into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in a small bowl; add cranberries and raisins; mix together. Set aside. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil. Fill a medium saucepan onefourth full of water. Heat until water simmers. Reduce heat to low and place a heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan, not touching water on bottom. Add white chocolate drops and stir until melted. Spoon melted white chocolate onto foil lined pan. Spread with spatula to form an 8x10inch rectangle. Place semi-sweet chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high 50 seconds to 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Drizzle semi-sweet chocolate over white chocolate. Swirl chocolates together with a knife to marbleize. Sprinkle combined cookies and fruit evenly over top; press down lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Break or cut into pieces. Samoa Surprise From Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay 1 (11 1/2 -ounce) package milk chocolate chips 1 box Samoa (Caramel de Lites) Girl Scout cookies 1 cup salted Cashews, or your favorite nuts 1 cup mini marshmallows 24 caramel squares cut in fourths Melt chocolate in large double boiler over hot but not boiling water. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat. Gradually add remaining ingredients; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Chill until firm. Remove from cookie sheet. Store in air-tight container in a cool place. Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sundae Pie From ABC Bakers 1 9-ounce box Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies 5 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened 2/3 cup strawberry topping 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped Chocolate fudge topping, optional Place cookies in food processor or blender; process until fine crumbs. To make crust, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Set aside 1/2 cup of crumb mixture and press remaining crumbs into bottom and sides of an ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Freeze until firm. Spread 2 cups ice cream in an even layer over cookie crust. Drizzle with 1/3 cup strawberry topping and sprinkle with 1/2 cup reserved crumb mixture. Top with remaining 2 cups ice cream, spread in an even layer. Drizzle with remaining 1/3 cup strawberry topping. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup crumb topping and chopped peanuts. Freeze until firm. If desired, top each serving with chocolate fudge topping.

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Girl Scout Bailey Zundel, 10, stacks boxes of Girl Scout cookies for Troop 2132 in Billings, Mont., in the back of a moving truck as they pick up their order of 4,900 boxes on March 20.

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Dining Delights Burger King follows McDonald's lead MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is trying to revive its ailing empire with a rival’s recipe for success. After years of lackluster sales of its Whoppers and fries, the struggling fast-food giant on Monday launched 10 food items in its biggest menu expansion since the chain was started in 1954. But there are unmistakable similarities between Burger King’s new lineup and the offerings its much-bigger rival McDonald’s has rolled out in recent years. The Golden Arches already rolled out specialty salads in 2003, snack wraps in 2006, premium coffee drinks in 2009, and fruit smoothies in 2010. Burger King doesn’t deny that its new chicken strips, caramel frappe coffees, Caesar salads and strawberry-banana smoothies sound pretty close to those on McDonald’s popular menu. But executives say the company came up with them through its research. “Consumers wanted more c h o i c e s , ” s a i d S t e v e Wi b o rg , president of Burger King’s North America operations. “Not just healthy choices, but choices they could get at the competition.” The menu additions are part of Burger King’s plan to abandon its nearly single-minded courtship of young men, who were once the lifeblood of the industry but were hard hit by the economic downturn. Competitors went after new customers with breakfast items and healthier fare, but Burger King let its menu get stale. As a result, Burger King for the first time was edged out by Wendy’s last year as the nation’s No. 2 burger chain. McDonald’s solidified its hold on No. 1. To stem the decline, Burger King executives last year decided to modernize the 7,200-restaurant chain’s aging stores, redesign worker uniforms with aprons so they stay clean and even serve the iconic Whopper in cardboard cartons instead of paper wrapping for the first time in more than 20 years. Food, however, is at the heart of their plan. The revamp is nevertheless a gamble. Burger King’s new food could be a flop, and of course, the chain is already late to the party. “Being an innovator is critical in the fast-food industry,” said Darren Tristano, an analyst for the food industry researcher Technomic Inc. But in recent years, he said Burger King has been more of a follower. E d d i e Yo o n , a p r i n c i p a l a t consulting firm The Cambridge Group said companies like Burger King that come out with similar products as their rivals can be successful only if they offer lower prices or superior taste. But if it’s merely a “me too” strategy, he said Burger King’s venture could fall flat. “You can have football teams, and just because they’re both running the same offense it doesn’t mean it will work the same,” said Eddie Yoon, a principal at The Cambridge Group, a growth consulting firm. The fast-food industry has undergone a shift in recent years. Just five years ago, the top three f a s t - f o o d c o m p a n i e s w e re a l l burger chains. But concerns over obesity have paved the way for competitors like Subway, now the second-biggest chain, and Starbucks, which climbed up the rankings to the No. 3 spot. Smaller players such as Five Guys, which sells made-to-order burgers, are gaining ground too.

McDonald’s quickly adapted. The world’s biggest burger chain reinvented itself as a hip, healthier place to eat by offering wireless Internet and rolling out a string of hit menu items such as fruit smoothies, iced coffees and oatmeal. Burger King failed to keep up. Its share of sales among burger chains fell from 17 percent a decade ago to 12 percent last year, according to Technomic. McDonald’s share rose from 42 percent to 50 percent. A l l To m M c D o n a l d h a d t o do was look at Burger King’s competitors to see why sales at the chain were falling. A Burger King franchisee since 1989, McDonald said the chain’s menu hadn’t changed much over the years. “We were getting behind with the wraps and salads that were coming on the market,” said McDonald, who owns 19 franchises. “We had salads, but they weren’t as good as the competition. We focused on burgers maybe longer than we should have.” McDonald said he expressed his concerns at the company’s failure to keep up with the times. But the Miami-based chain had gone through a series of owners over the years, and McDonald said he got little response from corporate about addressing the problems. He said the attitude from the top changed after New Yorkbased private equity firm 3G Capital bought Burger King last year. That’s when Burger King assembled a group of 15 key executives, franchisees and suppliers to evaluate the chain’s menu, item by item. The process, which took three months of daylong meetings, was grueling at times. One day, for example, the group sat through a lengthy presentation complete with charts and graphs on how oils and eggs affect the quality of mayonnaise. A blind taste test of 30 varieties followed. The verdict: They liked the one Burger King was already using. “That was actually a pretty hard day,” recalls John Koch, Burger King’s executive chef. French fries took multiple days, given the various factors like seasoning, oil and frying method. Even the day for soft-serve ice c re a m , w h i c h w a s ro l l e d o u t last summer, wasn’t as fun as it might sound: A supplier that had 400 vanilla flavors presented the nuances between Madagascar and honey vanilla. “Trying to come up with the exact intensity of vanilla you need is a little bit daunting,” Koch said. Burger King quietly put some changes in place over the past year. The French fries are thicker so they’ll stay hot longer. Burgers now come with one slice of cheese instead of two, so it melts more evenly. And naturally-smoked bacon is now cooked at each restaurant. Previously, Burger King had used a pre-cooked variety with a smoked flavor sprayed on. THE ROLLOUT Once executives settled on menu items, it was time to go to the masses. Would the new items measure up to those of Burger King’s competitors? To find out, the company conducted consumer tests and revised its recipes over months. Burger King considered making Panini-pressed snack wraps, for example, but tests showed customers

wanted something lighter. The wraps it settled on closely resemble the ones offered at McDonald’s — a chicken strip sprinkled with cheese, lettuce and dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. McDonald’s even offers the same flavors — honey mustard and ranch. Even seemingly straightforward items had to be reworked over and over. The new “Homestyle Chicken Strips” went through 11 variations

before the final version was selected. And it took about seven months and six tries before the company found the right mix of creaminess, iciness and tanginess for its strawberry banana and tropical mango smoothies. “They didn’t rush these products out to market,” said McDonald, the Burger King franchisee who regularly eats at competitors to stay on top of what they’re doing. He

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said he’s confident the new menu items stack up to rivals. “They got feedback from consumers and reformulated them to get it right.” Eldy Pick, a customer who was at a renovated Burger King near the company’s headquarters in Miami, said she liked having some lighter options. She normally gets the chicken or fish sandwiches and said the new cranberry apple salad she was eating was “a treat.”

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Solving the quince mystery The apple's cousin has a long, storied history By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Legend has it that when Eve was tempted in the Garden of Eden, her fruit of choice was not an apple, but a quince. This bright yellow cousin of the apple has a long history going back thousands of years making it one of the oldest cultivated fruits. It originated in Central Asia and the Middle East and gradually migrated west into Turkey, Greece and the Balkans. Considered an emblem of love, happiness and fertility, the Greeks and Romans prized the quince and included it in many myths and historical records. For example, in the story of Troy, Paris awards a "golden apple" to the goddess Aphrodite as the fairest of all the goddesses on Mount Olympus. Aphrodite rewards him for choosing her by giving him the hand of the most beautiful woman on Earth - Helen of Troy. The quince bears many similarities to both the apple and the pear. About the size of an apple with a round, pear shape, quince has firm white flesh and a floral, pear-like fragrance. It has a dry texture and astringent flavor when eaten raw, but takes on a sweet apple-pineapple-pear flavor and its flesh turns rose pink when slowly cooked. This makes it a particularly good preserving fruit, and it has been enjoyed for centuries in the Mediterranean as a sweet jam or jelly with its signature delicate pink hue. Quince is harvested in April and May in Chile, and in California during the late summer and early fall. Ripe fruits will have a bright yellow color and emit a nice fragrance. Once fully ripened, store quince in the refrigerator and use within a few weeks. The quince's many similarities to the apple make it a popular addition to desserts with apples, such as pies,

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Quince crisps and even apple sauce, as the sweet fragrance, firm texture and pineapple-like flavor add depth to the cooked apples. It can even be made into a sweet dessert wine. Many Spanish-speaking countries refer to quince as Membrillo, and one of the most common forms of it is a gelatinous fruity paste called dulce de membrillo. This sweet, slightly grainy delicacy is often served with cheese and dried fruits. The versatile quince also stands up well to spices and various cooking methods, making it an ideal ingredient for fruit chutneys served with savory foods. The hardest part about the quince is cutting them. You

will need a sharp chef’s knife and vegetable peeler to prep these tough fruits. However, your work will be paid off when that fabulous quince aroma fills your kitchen, and that delicious sweet-tart flavor hits your taste buds. The folks at Frieda's Produce (, have provided an easy recipe to get you started using this versatile fruit. Quince Brown Betty 4 quinces, peeled and thinly sliced (about 4 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup apple juice 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Topping: 1/2 cup dry oatmeal 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into pieces Combine the quince slices with apple and lemon juices in a large bowl and mix well. Stir together brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon peel and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Add to the quince mixture and mix

well. Spoon the mixture into a 7 X 11-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar, pine nuts and 1/4 cup flour in a large bowl and mix well. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender, or two knives used in crisscross fashion, until the mixture resembles small peas. Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture evenly over the fruit. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until the fruit is very tender and top is golden brown. Serve warm, cool or chilled. Makes 6 servings.

Let the grill sweeten your asparagus By ELIZABETH KARMEL For The Associated Press I have always loved asparagus. But the minute I tasted grilled asparagus, it went from a vegetable I liked to one that I was madly in love with. Every time I make it — seasoned with my basic grilling trilogy of olive oil, salt and pepper — people ask for the recipe. That’s because grilling transforms the asparagus so much that most people think I am pulling their leg when I tell them it has just those ingredients. Most people don’t realize what a powerful flavor enhancer the heat of the grill is. And this simple recipe really shows just how powerful it is. It works because the high heat of the grill causes the natural sugars in the asparagus (as well as many other vegetables) to caramelize, accentuating its nutty, sweet flavors. Though asparagus is available all year long, it’s a sure sign that spring is here when the local asparagus begins to arrive at the grocer. I prefer the thick bottomed stalks that snap instead of bend with tight tops and a plump


green look to them. Asparagus also comes in white (popular in France) and purple varieties, but I think the green variety is more tender, sweeter and usually is less expensive. If you crave thin asparagus, save it for the saute pan. It’s much too delicate to hold up to the grill. In fact, for grilling the thicker the stalk the better. I usually buy asparagus the day I am going to cook it, but you can keep it fresh in the refrigerator the same way you keep parsley fresh — cut off the bottoms and place the entire bunch upright in a glass of water, similar to a bouquet of flowers. When you are ready to cook it, you need to trim the bottoms. You have two options. You can snap the stalks one at a time. Or, if you’ve kept the bunch intact (usually held tight by a rubber band), lay it on its side on the cutting board and use a knife to cut just below the band. I then wash my asparagus, dry it and place it in a zip-close plastic bag. Drizzle olive oil in the bag, seal it and “massage” the stalks so that all the exposed surfaces have a light coating of oil. This is essential for juicy grilled asparagus. Otherwise, it will dry out and

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might stick to the grates. My motto — oil the food, not the grates! Grilled asparagus needs no adornment to enjoy, but in honor of spring ham I am wrapping the room temperature grilled asparagus with translucent slices of Prosciutto for an antipasto appetizer all in one bite. You can take it even further and dress it up as a gorgeous salad with a dollop of buratta or fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of olive oil, coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper. Either way, it’s the perfect way to celebrate spring! Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Spring Asparagus Look for fat firm stalks with deep green or purplish tips. Also check the bottom of the spears. If they are dried up, chances are they have been sitting around for too long. Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 8 1 pound fresh thick asparagus 2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt (use salt according to taste) 1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto Heat the grill to medium.

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus spears. You can use a knife and cut them roughly two-thirds of the way down, or by hand. For the latter methods, one at a time, grasp each stalk by both ends and bend it gently until it snaps at its natural point of tenderness. Wash and dry the spears. Place the asparagus in a large zip-close plastic bag. Add enough oil to allow you to massage the spears and coat them entirely with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and massage again. Leave the asparagus in the bag until ready to cook. Place the asparagus on the cooking grate crosswise so they won’t fall through. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes (depending on the size and thickness of the stalks), turning occasionally to expose all sides to the heat. The asparagus should begin to brown in spots (indicating that its natural sugars are caramelizing) but should not be allowed to char. Remove from grill and let cool to room temperature. Wrap each stalk of grilled asparagus with a thin piece of prosciutto. Serve immediately.





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OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2:30-4 PM 1004 WINDSOR, EDWARDSVILLE EXQUISITE CUSTOM full brick ranch w/walkout bsmt. 5+ BR/4 BAs. Gourmet kitchen w/Schmidt cabinetry, pantry, & new stainless steel appliances. Main floor laundry. 2 fireplaces, wet bar room. NEW PRICE $310,000 CALL NORMA KASTEN (618) 377-9933


OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 12:30-2 PM 909 ROLLING MEADOWS DR., MARYVILLE 3BR/3 FULL BATHS. 2,663 sq. ft. but not the ordinary ranch. Finished LL beyond expectations. Huge kitchen, Great Room, large master suite w/walk-in closet & private bath. Lots of upgrades including hardwood & ceramic flooring. $199,900

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2 BR 1Bth apt, Troy: Walkin closet. New carpet and new Office Space 725 paint, off street parking, on-site For Rent Apts, Duplexes, & Homes laundry. No smoking, no pets Visit our website $600/mo. 618/979-7601. 800 Sq. Ft. office or store space, 656-2230 newly remodeled, across street COMPLETELY REMODELED 2 BR Apt. with garage, near from McDonalds, 1719C Troy 3 bedroom 2 bath. Available downtwn Edwardsville. $700/ Rd., Edw. REDUCED RENT!!! May 1st $1100 per month plus mo.+$700 deposit. W/S/T, stove, 618/977-9459. deposit. 232 S. Main Street. fridge incl. Off-street parking. Office space for lease at IL 157 618-409-4925 or 618-616-1124. Available now. 314-574-3858 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., and Center Grove Road, up to Residential & near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824 Commercial pkng. $710 up to $745. 692Properties for Rent: 6366. HSI Management Group Office & retail space, apartments, 2 BR, part of a 4-plx, duplexes, homes. Collinsville: Avail. April, secure Meyer & Assoc. 656-1824 entry, W/D hook up, garage Property Management w/opener, clean. No pets, no Services Available. Homes smoking. $590/mth. 567-3013. 805 Available Now! 2 & 3 bed- For Sale rooms. Ask about our specials. Apts/Duplexes 692-9310


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3 / 4 BR, Edw, lg: 2BA, CA, W/D 1 BDR loft apt. CREDIT hookup, all apliancs; near SIUE. CHECK. No pets, no smoking $800—$1,250/mo. No smok- $585mo. $585dep. 656-8953. ing/pets. 618/781-9231 2 BDR LOFT apt in Troy. Newly 3 Bedroom house in remodeled in a very nice quiet Edwardsville. No pets. 618- neighborhood. 618-830-4183. 920-7066. 2 Bdrm duplex, remodeled, cov3-4 BD, 2 BA, in Grandview ered parking 830-5769; ALSO Sub., Edw.: 1 car attchd garage, 1 & 2 bdrm apts, 5 mins to new aplnces, lg yd, w/d hookup, SIUE. 791-9062. radiant heat. $1350/mo. 6182 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWN304-3638 or 618-830-3429. HOUSE in Glen Carbon. Close 3Bdrms, 2bth, frplc, fncd yd, to SIU. No pets. 1 year lease. patio, 2 car det. gar. Close to $675/mo. 618/288-9882. schls, town. Mature trees. Estblishd neighborhood. $1050/mo. 2 Bedroom 1 1/2 baths -town home-$665 per month 656-8117, 781-0345, 530-5847. 2 bedroom, 1 bath units, 692-7147. 4BR, 4BA newer home in $585-$625. great Edw. neighborhood on 2 Bedroom APARTMENT, cul-de-sac! NICE! 3 car gar., Edwardsville, minutes from large fin. bsmt & yard. SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. $2100/mo./obo 618-581-1999 $625/month. 618-407-5333


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OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2-3:30 PM 46 COBBLESTONE, GLEN CARBON GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/3BA on a cul-de-sac in Covered Bridge Estates. 2,100 sq. ft. w/living room & kitchen w/vaulted ceilings & dining rm w/bay window. BRs w/hardwood floors. Huge master bath w/jetted tub, shower & double vanity. $192,500

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EDWARDSVILLE-4 BR HOME IN EXCLUSIVE DUNLAP LAKE! Full lake privileges. Lots of extras. Finished walkout LL. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious family room w/cozy fireplace. $549,000



MARYVILLE-OUTSTANDING CONDITION! Open floor plan. Full finished basement. Master suite has large closet & huge bath. Open kitchen w/spacious breakfast area overlooks the arbor & deck. Cozy fireplace & open great room. 3BR/3BA. $269,000


EDWARDSVILLE - BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 3 ACRES W/A POND. Remodeled 5BR/4BA. New stainless steel appliances included. Private, secluded setting that is only 10 minutes to downtown. $426,000

CALL SUSAN LANDING (618) 779-7777

EDWARDSVILLE-CUSTOM BUILT home in prestigious Stonebridge. 4BR/5BA. 2 story entry w/custom staircase. Open floor plan. Kitchen w/extended island, all commercial grade Viking appliances. Main floor laundry. Finished LL w/full kitchen, bar, rec room, family room & more. Tons of storage. Large fenced backyard & courtyard patio. $895,000 CALL KELLY SIPES 618-979-3901

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LOVELY STORY & A HALF! Has 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, gorgeous 2 story great room.

29 SUGAR LANE, COLLINSVILLE ALL BRICK CUSTOM BUILT split BR with Open Floor Plan located on a corner lot. Hardwood floors, beautifully landscaped yard, 3 car oversized side entry garage.

SPACIOUS ROOMS, great lot with trees and privacy. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, walkout!

BETTER THAN NEW!!! Open floor plan, party deck 12x34, new roof, 3 car garage.

OAKLAWN ESTATES! Newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Great setting with mature trees!

$369,000 Edwardsville PR100289 JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899

$299,900 Collinsville PR100282 SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

$285,000 Maryville PR100293 JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899

$242,000 Edwardsville PR100297 NORMA LINCK (618) 444-8733

$228,500 Glen Carbon PR100296 JUDINE 531-0488 or CHRIS 580-6133

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FANTASTIC 4 BEDROOM open floor plan, new updates, finished lower level. Heated pool, fenced back yard. Gorgeous! $209,500 Staunton PR100290 CINDY FELDMANN (618) 410-2202

WOW! LAKEFRONT HOME, 5BR, 3 bath on approx. 1 1/2 acres. Oversized 2 car attached garage, shed, fenced yard. Home Warranty Provided. $200,000 Dorsey PR100286 LEROY TAYLOR (618) 406-4372

5+ BEDROOM, 3 BATH, over 4,000 sq.ft. Exceptional wooded cul-de-sac lot. $195,900 Glen Carbon PR100285 JANINE SHIELDS (618) 789-7111

GRANDVIEW SUBDIVISION, Edwardsville Schools. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. $144,500 Edwardsville PR100281 ANGELA CARPENTER (618) 954-8330 or BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742

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$87,000 Staunton PR100295 CINDY FELDMANN (618) 410-2202

$215,000 Edwardsville PR100292 BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225


8405 Rock Ridge Court, Edwardsville $550,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742

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2302 Little Round Top Dr., Edwardsville $309,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

119 Meadow Ridge N., Edwardsville $299,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

241 Oakshire E., Glen Carbon $286,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

5 Kennington Court, Edwardsville $275,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

1818 Esic Drive, Edwardsville $219,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

23 Addison, Edwardsville $209,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

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63 Fairlane W., Glen Carbon $179,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

108 Timber Run Court, Collinsville $159,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

565 Kansas N., Edwardsville $144,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

739 Hillsboro, Edwardsville $140,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

2423 Madison Avenue, Granite City $75,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

2204 25th East Street, Granite City $62,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM

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ADAM HORNBERGER (618) 444-8681

IRMA AUGUST (618) 558-8422

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READY - SET- MOVE! Immaculate 2 story! Enormous kitchen, finished lower level, private backyard, spacious rooms, so much more! $184,900 Troy PR100248

ADORABLE & WELL-KEPT 1.5 story! Centrally located in heart of Edwardsville $114,500 Edwardsville PR100151

ALL BRICK TOWNHOUSE with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private patio, on cul-de-sac, near SIUE. $107,000 Glen Carbon PR9836

3 BEDROOMS double sink full bath, kitchen with breakfast bar. Living & dining room w/hardwood floors. Oversized 2 car garage. $89,900 Staunton PR100058

ELEGANT 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, hardwood floors, 2 story great room with fireplace, sunroom, finished LL & more. Agent related. $459,900 Edwardsville PR9304

COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE in this deluxe custom atrium ranch. Incredible fine finishes. $399,900 Glen Carbon PR100098

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THE EDGE OF THE WEEKEND is a product of the Edwardsville Intelligencer, a member of the Hearst Newspaper Group. THE EDGE is available free,...