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What’s Inside 3
Prepare for the worst Severe weather season is upon us.
7 Chasing the dream
Exit 12 continues to rock local audiences.
11 Lost and Found
The search for Harry and Edna.
12 Broadway melodies Fox announces 2013-14 series.
An earnest cautionary tale.
21 Garden Cafe Ala Fleur A great experience in St. Charles.
24 "Air Racers"
OMNIMAX to showcase new film.
What’s Happening Friday April 26___________ • Alarm Will Sound: 1969, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Brett Gretzky "Crows" Album Release Show w/Two4One, Dusty Wallets, Allen Gates, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • LucaBrasi w/Buz, Smash Raptors, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Rough Shop, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Emery w/Wolves At The Gate, Peace Mercutio, The Seeking, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 5:00 p.m. • Devon Allman, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. • All-Mozart, Powell Symphony, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Anthony Gomes- Hendrix and Clapton Tribute, Family Arena, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Two4One w/Dusty Wallets, Allen Gates, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • To m m y C a s t r o & T h e Painkillers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/James Carter, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • American Idle, 3:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Who's Drivin, Laurie's Place Back Bar, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Johnny Henry, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.
• The Black Rep presents Smash/Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The River Between Us - Indoor/ O u t d o o r E x h i b i t s, L a u m i e re Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. • Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. • eremy Deller: Joy in People E x h i b i t , C o n te m p o ra r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. • DaVinci Machines II: The Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. • The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. • Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. • Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. • Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum,
St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Saturday April 27___________ • Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Junebug w/Pistols & The Sisters, Patrick (feat. members of Shooting Annie), Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • A Night for Emily Cancer Benefit feat. 7 Shot Screamers w/ Strawfoot, Brown Bottle Fever, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • R u b y Ve l l e a n d T h e Soulphonics, The Demo, St. Louis, 11:30 p.m. • Variety's Dinner with the Stars feat. Carlos Santana, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. • The Stubblefield Band, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • All-Mozart, Powell Symphony, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. •"No Cover 4 Autism Awareness" feat. Dirty Silver w/ Reigning Heir, StillLine, Love Kingsford, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/James Carter, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • D i a n e R e eve s, S h e l d o n Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Spring Rockfest 2013 w/ Heretic Saints, 316 Band, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alto.
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April 25, 2013
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst Know what to do when severe weather approaches By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
e were in the middle of our usual evening routine. My husband was helping our preschooler brush her teeth for bed while I was busy clearing the table from dinner. Our infant son was in bed and sleeping soundly.
That’s when we heard the earpiercing wail of the tornado siren blaring outside. Suddenly, we stopped everything. My husband hurried our daughter downstairs. I woke up the baby and carried him bleary-eyed to the basement. The only problem was that we were totally unprepared. Storage tubs and boxes full of stuff were jumbled all over the place. The old couch – our only place to sit – was piled with boxes of papers, photo
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Charlie Higginbotham, Sr., walks away from the remains of his convenience store in Shuqualak, Miss., on April 11 after it was hit by a tornado. Below, a funnel cloud spirals down from the sky. albums and old toys. Nothing was ready should we need to spend several hours down there. Heck, we didn’t even have a first aid kit in the house. I heard the weatherman on television say we were under a tornado warning. The worst of the storm was just seven minutes away from where we lived and moving fast. I raced around like a mad woman making trips up and down the stairs with blankets, bottles of water, snacks, diapers, extra clothes, socks and shoes (I didn’t want us greeting possible disaster in bare feet) and important documents like birth certificates and passports. My husband was busy in the basement clearing off the couch and getting our children comfortable. Fortunately, they weren’t fazed by any of this. Our daughter was thrilled to be reunited with all of her old toys while our son sat happily in his stroller. About 30 minutes later it was all over. The worst of the storm missed us and all we got was a severe thunderstorm. No tornado – this time. We were fine but the experience made me realize how important it is to be prepared for severe weather or any other type of emergency for that matter. Less than two years after an EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., the images of that destruction are still vivid in my mind. Then and there I made a decision not to be caught so unprepared again. The next day my husband and I made arrangements to safely and securely store our most important documents. I picked up a few extra canned goods during my next trip to the grocery store to begin storing up food. We also set a date to clear out the basement and make room for emergency items that we can locate quickly and
easily should we need them. These are just a few small changes that we’ve started to make. There are plenty more things that we can do to ensure we’re prepared should the worst happen. Unfortunately, the arrival of spring also brings with it severe weather and the potential for tornados. Don’t let severe weather catch you unprepared like it did us. Take a look at these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help get your family and your home prepared for a tornado or other emergency. That way, when the siren sounds, you’ll be ready. Tips for Preparing for a Tornado • Know the difference between a “tornado watch” and a “tornado warning” A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions favor the formation of tornadoes, for example, during a severe thunderstorm. Watch the weather and be prepared to take shelter immediately if conditions worsen. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado funnel is sighted or indicated by weather radar. You should take shelter immediately. • Assemble an emergency kit in advance. This includes: Water (one gallon per person, per day for at least three days), Nonperishable and easy to prepare food items for at least three days, Flashlight, Battery-powered or handcrank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible), Extra batteries, First aid kit, Medications (seven day supply) and medical supplies like hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes and cane, Multipurpose tool, Sanitation and personal hygiene items, Copies of personal documents
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(medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies), Cell phone with chargers, Family and emergency contact information, Extra cash, Emergency blanket, Map(s) of the area, Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers), Games and activities for children, Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl), Two-way radios, Extra set of car keys and house keys, Manual can opener, Whistle, N95 or surgical masks, Matches, Rain gear, Towels, Work gloves, Tools/supplies for securing your home, Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes, Plastic sheeting, Duct tape, Scissors, Household liquid bleach, Entertainment items, Blankets or sleeping bags • Pack the items in easy-to-carry containers, label the containers clearly and store them where they would be easily accessible. Duffle bags, backpacks, and covered trash receptacles are good candidates for containers. In a disaster situation, you may need access to your disaster supplies kit quickly - whether you are sheltering at home or evacuating. Following a disaster, having the right supplies can help your household endure home confinement or evacuation. For more detailed information about preparing for a tornado or other emergency, visit www.cdc. gov.
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People People planner Peabody to host Legends of the Ring The Legends of the Ring, an evening of live, on-stage entertainment featuring alltime boxing greats Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Robert Durán, will begin a three city tour starting June 21st at the Midland Theater in Kansas City. The show, which will consist of a sit-down conversation between these pugilistic kings, will be produced by Tate Entertainment/ Icon Concerts and moderated by Brian Kilmeade of Fox News. The performance will also include archived video footage of some of their spectacular battles, short-form original content and questions from the audience. Show time on June 22 is 8 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis. Ticket Prices are $350, $95, $75 & $55 plus a facility fee. Tickets available at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. In 1979 Sugar Ray Leonard d e f e a t e d Wi l f re d o B e n i t e z t o w i n t h e W B C We l t e r w e i g h t Championship and was declared “ F i g h t e r o f t h e Ye a r ” b y t h e Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine. Va c a t i n g t h e L i g h t w e i g h t title in 1980 for an attempt at the Welterweight title, Roberto Durán earned a pair of wins against former WBC Welterweight Champion Carlos Palamino and Zeferino Gonzalez setting the stage for a title bout against then undefeated WBC Welterweight
Champion, Sugar Ray Leonard. The venue chosen was the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, the same location where Leonard won an Olympic gold medal during the 1976 Summer Olympics. Durán resented that he was getting only o n e - f i f t h t h e m o n e y L e o n a rd would make despite the fact that he was entering the bout with an incredible 71-1 record. On June 20, 1980, Durán captured the title by defeating Leonard via a 15-round unanimous decision. The fight became known as "The Brawl in Montreal." In their infamous November re m a t c h , D u r á n u n e x p e c t e d l y quit. Leonard has said that his strategy was to use speed and agility to taunt and frustrate Durán, believing it was his best chance of winning the fight. In the seventh round, Leonard started to taunt Durán. His most memorable punch came late in the round. Winding up with his right hand, as if to throw a bolo punch, Leonard hit Durán flush in the face with a left. In
the eighth round, Durán, slightly behind on all three scorecards, shortly after a vicious rightuppercut from Leonard, turned around, walked to his corner and gave up, supposedly saying the now famous words, "No más" (no more). However, he claims to have actually said, "No quiero pelear con el payaso." (Meaning, "I do not want to fight with this clown.") Another version of events has him saying, in Spanish, "I can't continue." Referee Octavio Meyran, perhaps as incredulous as was the rest of the world at what he was seeing, asked Durán if he was sure, and Durán then said, "No más, no más" (no more, no more). In violation of what any professional fighter does on the day of a fight, Durán gorged himself after the weigh-in and claimed he quit because he was having stomach cramps. However, Durán's manager, Carlos Eleta, said, "Durán didn't quit because of stomach cramps. He quit because he was embarrassed. I know this." Promoted as "The Showdown,”
banked a combined 17 million dollars for the fight, making it the largest purse in sports history. The following year, Leonard retired due to a detached retina caused by a Hearns jab and there would be no rematch until 1989. N o w, f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e , audiences will be able see up-close and personal, these Hall of Fame w a r r i o r s re m i n i s c e a n d s h a re their behind-the-scenes stories. Just to give some perspective, the combined records of these three Hall of Famers is 200 wins, only 24 loses and an astounding 143 knockouts. According to Sugar Ray, “I can’t wait to get together with these guys again and relive our spectacular fights and confrontations. We still have some unfinished business!” After Kansas City, the trio will appear at the Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO, Saturday June 22nd and the The Murant, Indianapolis, IN, Sunday June 23rd.
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People People planner Zoo announces summer programs From the ever-popular Camp KangaZoo to individual programs for all ages, the Saint Louis Zoo Education Department has classes, overnight experiences and daytime adventures for everyone in the family. Camp KangaZoo campers can choose to attend one or two weeklong day camps— "Animal Clues and Codes” and “Animals in Action.” Kids will play games, meet animals, enjoy sing-alongs, perform skits and more. On Thursday nights, they’ll sleep at the Zoo and wake up with the birds! Teen Camp is also available for kids entering grades 7-9 and for Teen Camp II for campers who have attended Teen Camp in previous summers and are entering 8th – 10th grade. Younger children can hop "out of the pouch" and into the Zoo at Camp Joey. Children who are at least 4 years old and entering kindergarten can participate in a daily morning or full day session with active games, crafts, stories and songs, live animal contact opportunities and visits to Zoo exhibits and attractions. Family education programs include Animal Alphabets, Wake Up With the Rays, evening Keeper Safaris, and Wild Nights family overnights. Zoo programs for young children and youth keep growing minds sharp in the lazy summer months. The Zoo offers a variety of animal topics for multiples ages. Kids can learn about birds, mammals and reptiles, see stingrays up close, examine dinosaur fossils, create animal habitats, sing animal songs, identify animal tracks, touch biofacts, tour the Zoo and meet the animals. Scouts can learn about animals and sleep
under the stars while working toward fulfilling their badge requirements at the Snooze at the Zoo programs. Scout overnight programs are for Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors, Cub Scouts, and Webelos. Adult programs include evening tours, dinners and presentations. Teachers can gain valuable professional development and college credit this summer by enrolling in the Zoo’s teacher workshops. Program fees vary. All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo. Camp KangaZoo scholarships are available for families with financial need. For more information, registration and Camp scholarship applications, visit www.stlzoo.org/ education or call (314) 646-4544.
Caribbean Cove opens for the season Hey, mon, the ocean is coming to the mid coast! Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks opened at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 19 and runs through September 29, 2013. Cownose rays and southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, bonnethead and whitespotted bamboo sharks glide through a 17,000gallon warm saltwater pool located under a large tropical-themed pavilion. 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.” The bonnethead shark is the smallest member of the hammerhead family. They have semi-circular heads resembling a shovel or bonnet. White-spotted bamboo sharks are known as “cat sharks” because the barbels, or sensory organs, near their mouths resemble cat whiskers. The sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-anda-half to four feet in length and are bottomdwelling species that prey on small fish, crabs and invertebrates. Visitors will not be feeding the sharks, but occasionally they may have an opportunity to be touched briefly by a shark as it swims by. Cownose rays and southern stingrays are related to sharks. They have a flat body, long pointed fins and long whip-like tails that can be used for defense against predators. At Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, their stingers or barbs are painlessly clipped back just as human fingernails are clipped. Staff at the exhibit will monitor the stingrays throughout the season to ensure that the barbs stay neatly trimmed. Along for the swim are horseshoe crabs, which are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to true crabs. The horseshoe crab is a living fossil. It has been on the earth for 220 million years, longer than dinosaurs, and it survives today almost identical to its ancient ancestors. The 20-inch deep pool includes a waterfall and a state-of-the-art life support system. The
pool also has solitary space and places for the animals to rest if they choose. Zoo interpreters and educators will be on hand to help visitors and to share information about the animals, sustainable seafood and ocean conservation. Tropical Traders Gift Shop will offer a variety of ocean-related souvenirs, including plush stingrays and other sea life items, shark merchandise, T-shirts, tropical attire, nautical gifts and more. Ray’s Grill will serve up fish and chips, fajitas, island burgers and more. Margaritas, piña coladas, daiquiris and beer (with or without alcohol) will also be available. The Zoo’s Education Department is planning several programs for children and adults throughout the summer. Some programs include A Day With the Rays, Wake Up With the Rays, Family and Scout Overnights, Camp KangaZoo and more. To register for programs, visit www.stlzoo.org/education or call (314) 646-4544. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4 per person. Zoo Friends members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus passes for admission. Children under 2 are free. Purchase a one-day Safari Pass for $10 and receive free admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and other attractions. 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) 6464718 in advance for group discounts. Stingrays at Caribbean Cove will be open April 19 through September 29, 2013, during Zoo hours. The Zoo’s spring hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 23.
Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 from Noon - 3 p.m. Edwardsville High School - Media Center 6161 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025
FOOTBALL - for youth ages 5 through 11 years old who would like to participate in a full contact competitive sport. Football players will need to bring the following to registration: copy of birth certificate (new players only) and payment for both registration and fundraiser. Football players must be present at registration. CHEERLEADING - for youth ages 5 through 12 years old who would like to participate in cheering the teams on. Cheerleaders will need to bring payment for both registration and fundraiser.
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People People planner Route 66 Association of Missouri's 23rd Annual Motor Tour scheduled
The awarding winning and nationally recognized Quad City Air Show, besides being featured on the History Channel in the Modern Marvels program titled "Air Shows" being featured in the first ever book written by aviation author Erik Hildebrandt about air shows called, "Front Row Center", the Quad City Air Show being selected the "BEST LARGE CIVILIAN" air show of the YEAR for 2011 by the United States Navy, as they celebrated their 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation and participated in events all over the world to highlight this milestone, the Quad City Air Show is proud to announce that while other air shows around the country are shutting down and cancelling their events, the Quad City Air Show one of the longest continuous running air shows in the industry is planning the biggest WWII theme salute air show ever. The Quad City Air Show has annou n c e d t h e d a t e s f o r t h e upcoming 27th Quad City Air Show, we will be hosting our 27th Quad City Air Show on the weekend of June 22-23, 2013 at the Davenport Airport. The theme for the 27th Quad City Air Show is - "An Aerial Salute to the Greatest Generation - WWII" and will feature demonstrations from more WWII era airplanes then after have before participated in the incredible QUAD CITY AIR SHOW, just look at this: Tora Tora Tora; John Mohr - Boeing PT-17; ChanceVought F4U-4 Corsair; Douglas AC47; North American P-51 Mustang; Beech 18; Curtis P-40 Warhawk; North American B-25 Mitchell; G ru m m a n T B M Av e n g e r, t h e Hawkeye Jet Demo Team; Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star; Rifle Air Shows; John Klatt - Air National Guard Air Shows; Lucas Oil Air Shows and Parachute Team to name a few. For more information or to request sponsorship and/or ticketing opportunities, please visit our official web-site at: www.quadcityairshow. com or give the Quad City Air Show office a call at 563-322-7469.
The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be "Rockin' to the Devil and Rollin to the Saints" on its 23rd Annual Motor Tour. This Years tour will be held September 6th 7th and 8th. The tour will start in Carthage, MO and will end at Orchard Park in St. Clair, MO. Tour registration begins on Friday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m. at the Econo Lodge, located at 1441 W. Central Ave. in Carthage, MO, where a block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers. Tour Goers can register on Friday night until 10:00 p.m. There will also be information on activities and things to do in Carthage available at registration. On Saturday, September 7, tour registration will resume at 8:00 a.m. at the Econo Lodge in Carthage, and the tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. (after the pre-tour meeting) from the Econo Lodge. On Saturday, tour goers will have the opportunity to make stops between Carthage
and the midpoint destination outside Devil’s Elbow, MO. A Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. Among the places tour goers will be able to visit along the way will include Spencer, MO, Gay Parita, Halltown Mercantile, and the Greene County Museum. There will also be information about other suggested stops provided at registration. The Saturday night midpoint destination will be the Montis Inn, located at the intersection of CR Z (Route 66) and SR 28 just north of Devil’s Elbow. A block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers at the Montis Inn . Saturday night’s dinner will be held at the Waynesville City Park, where we will be able to enjoy the excellent Bar-B-Que prepared by Sweetwater BBQ. There will be a silent auction and information about Sunday provided at the dinner. On Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. nondenominational worship service, tour goers will proceed from the Montis Inn Eastward to St. Clair. Again, a Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. The
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Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies”, one of the most popular television series of the 1960s, is the featured celebrity at this year ’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Miss Douglas will sign autographs and participate in a special question and answer session with fans. She will also serve as a celebrity judge for the car show. T h e G re e n v i l l e G r a ff i t i C a r Show is Saturday, June 15 and will feature a variety of contests, food, and fun. The show is open to 1985 and older cars and trucks. Plaques will be awarded to the Top 50. Donna Douglas portrayed Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies” from 1962 to 1971. She also co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 film “Frankie and Johnny.” For more information, contact the Greenville, IL Chamber of Commerce at (618) 664-9272.
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April 25, 2013
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Exit 12 band members Zach Galbierz, Brenden Heaton, Jack Desse, Hannah Andres, Michael Romann and Randy Romann.
Exit 12 chasing its dream By LAURA SCATURRO For The Edge In less than five years, Exit 12, a local alternative band, has grown from a group of five boys under the age of 13 to a seasoned six-member group of musicians with a large and loyal following. The group took part in the final round in their quest to play on the Pop’s Locals Band Pointfest stage in May. The band from Edwardsville advanced to the finals competition after a blow-out performance at the preliminary competition held at Pop’s Nightclub and Concert Venue on Feb. 17. Exit 12 band members are: Jack Desse (vocals); Randy Romann (guitar); Zach Galbierz (guitar); Michael Romann (bass guitar and vocals); Brenden Heaton (drums and vocals) and Hannah Andres (vocals). Randy Romann said that the audience response is what helped the band nail the performance and make it fun. “We were going up against five bands and a lot of them were really good,” Randy said. “We were sitting there listening and there were a couple older bands and they were seasoned veterans. They had been there before and they all knew what to do and were at home. It was intimidating. The audience was really getting into them and we found that we were, too. We were thinking - this is what we need to compete against?” Exit 12 performed six songs that evening – five of them originals. The band is managed by John Romann, father of two of the band members. “Performing original songs at a competition shows that your work is popular with the audience,” said Romann. “If you stick with cover songs you’re playing it safe. Judges expect you do to original songs.” The band also staged an original and memorable opening to their performance at the competition. As the band members took the darkened stage, the prerecorded song, "Thrift Shop," was playing in the background. Once the members were in place, the lights came on and the band opened with their first song. The audience went wild.
“It was amazing,” said Michael Romann, bass guitarist. “We knew we were hitting it pretty good, but we didn’t know we won. When you’re on the stage the crowd is going wild and singing along, you get into it more and you play better and everything just clicks.” R o m a n n ’ s w i f e , H o l l y, w h o h a n d l e s t h e b a n d ’ s merchandising said, “I noticed they were really on that night. They were having a blast and they were really trying to entertain the crowd, pumping them up. Randy is one of the more dramatic band members and he was having a blast. Hannah and Jack were interacting with each other. Every one of the band members were connecting with the crowd. It was a magical performance.” The band learned of their preliminary round win around 2 p.m. the next day through a posting on the Point’s Facebook page, 1057thepoint, and through an email. If the band is selected for a Pointfest performance at the finals competition on April 20, they will not only be on the Local Band stage at Pointfest, but will earn recording studio time, and perhaps an invitation to another band competition, which could lead to opening for a top performer on the main stage at Pointfest. Winning time in a recording studio would be ideal for the band that is ready to create their first CD. Manager Romann said, “We want to get a CD out this year and that’s our goal – to start working on the originals side and produce a CD. No matter what, the CD will be out this year. We have quite a few songs and they sound really good.” “I would like the band to go as far as we can,” Randy said. “For me, I just want to have fun with it. Right now, I’m enjoying everything we’re doing. I’m not too concerned about making it big. Making it big is the dream, but we want to have fun along the way. For the next competition we need to work on each person really individualizing themselves and creating an image.” Band members are currently selling tickets to the April 20 show. Of the seven musical groups competing, the group selling the most tickets to the show will earn preferential performance
time the night of the finals as well as the chance to have one of their songs played on the radio. In 2008, the band took the stage for the first time ever at the Route 66 Festival’s talent show under the name The Thirteenth Hour. They played three songs and received their first paid gig minutes after their performance. Romann said, “One of the guys working at booth there offered us a deal to play at their store’s grand opening.” Randy said, “We had to learn 10 songs. It was a big challenge – that was so many. We practiced a song for two weeks and be half way there.” Suddenly the band needed an official manager and John Romann stepped up as the band’s popularity took off. “I approached SIUE one year for the Battle of the Bands competition,” he recalled. “They would have had to perform all original songs and they didn’t have but one original at the time. So, I left a CD with them. They called me back and said, ‘We listened to the CD and we’d like to hire those kids to play at our block party.’ They opened that year for the Brat Pack.” The band also went through a name change after an internet investigation showed that there were a lot of bands working under the name The Thirteenth Hour. Several names were thrown around, but the name Exit 12, submitted by Brenden Heaton’s father, seemed to stick once they learned that Exit 12 was the exit number on Interstates 270 and 55 that lead into Edwardsville. In 2010, the all boy band added a sixth member – Hannah Andres. The addition of Andres has opened up a myriad of songs that the band can now perform. The band performs more than 100 songs now at over 30 shows a year which can be quite a challenge for John Romann who handles the bookings. “Balancing the six kids that are each participating in different activities is tough,” he said. "Getting practices in are tough. They’re getting jobs, playing varsity sports and performing in the theater.” The final round of competition was April 20 at Pop’s Nightclub and Concert Venue.
April 25, 2013
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Music Tuning in Lineup announced for Whitaker Music Festival The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 20th year, offering a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts! Pack a picnic supper and enjoy the beauty of the Garden grounds in summertime bloom as you listen to the grooves and rhythms of an eclectic rotation of artists from week to week. Concerts will be held Wednesday evenings, June 5 through August 7 at 7:30 p.m and are sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. For more information and a complete concertWhitaker Music Festival lineup, visit www.mobot. org/events/whitaker. This yearâ€™s artists include: June 5: The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The band takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives
them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama with a bit of Motown, Southern rock, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix. June 12: Terence Blanchard is one of the most recognized and influential jazz musicians working today. A trumpeter, band leader, arranger and film score composer, he was integral in the jazz resurgence of the 1980s. Blanchard is a fivetime Grammy award winner, and is famously known for composing scores for several Spike Lee films. June 19: Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her ability to sing not only blues and gospel but rock, pop, country and R&B have earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the Riverfront Times and a starring role in a Black Repertory Theater production of â€œAinâ€™t Nothin But The Blues.â€? June 26: Ransom Note is an alloriginal band made up of veteran musicians of the St. Louis music scene. The band now sails on making music that's so groove-tastic, smooth and soulful. July 3: Beth Bombara, one of the most prolific and talented singer/
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After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, country music's most famed group Alabama will embark on a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Back to the Bowery Tour will stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, November 8th at 8 pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10 am at www.metrotix.com, (314) 5341111, or the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $52.50 and a limited number of VIP packages are also available. "I'm so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," says Alabama frontman, Randy Owen. "We still love one another, have played music together all these years, and are blessed to still be around. Most importantly, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year." albums, 43 number one singles and more than 73 million records in sales. They have received over 150 industry awards, including eight honors for Entertainer of the
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Music Music calendar Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Kicks w/The Glass Cavalry, I Actually, Moon Thief, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Tom Rush, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. Mike Smith w/David Beck, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Airborne Toxic Event w/ Kodaline, Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Beware of Darkness, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Logan Mize w/Matt Poss Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/James Carter, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Bobby McFerrin- SpiritYouAll, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:15 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.
Release Show w/Two4One, Dusty Wallets, Allen Gates, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. LucaBrasi w/Buz, Smash Raptors, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Rough Shop, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Emery w/Wolves At The Gate, Peace Mercutio, The Seeking, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 5:00 p.m. Devon Allman, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. All-Mozart, Powell Symphony, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anthony Gomes- Hendrix and Clapton Tribute, Family Arena, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Two4One w/Dusty Wallets, Allen Gates, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/James Carter, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. American Idle, 3:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Who's Drivin, Laurie's Place Back Bar, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. Johnny Henry, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.
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The Arts Foundry to host photography exhibit that focuses on unique couple By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Our photographs tell the story of our lives. Where we’ve been, who we love and what we like to do. But what happens when we’re gone? Will anyone remember who we were and what we did? Or will the story of our life end up in a box in a second-hand store dusty and forgotten? “Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna” is a photography exhibition opening May 17 at the Foundry Art Centre. The exhibition runs through June 21. “Lost and Found” is the story of Harry and Edna, an ordinary couple who lived an extraordinary life. They frequented fancy parties. They traveled the world. And they captured it all on film. More than 50 years later, Chicagobased photographer Jeff Phillips was intrigued by the photo of a lady from the 1950s. He found it among the 1,000 photographs he discovered in boxes of unlabeled Kodachrome slides in a second-hand shop in suburban St. Louis. The photographs tell the story of an anonymous couple's past. “I opened one of the boxes, removed a single slide from the tray, and held it up to the ceiling light. What I saw was astounding: a portrait of a woman in a bright pink dress, standing in front of a field of trees, perfectly centered in the frame. The next slide was almost identical, except the woman was wearing a yellow dress. Then, a blue dress,” stated Phillips on his website at www.harryandedna.com. Phillips, an artist who has always been fascinated by found photographs, bought all the boxes. As he did, he wondered why these enigmatic family portraits had been abandoned. Phillips looked through the hundreds of photos and knew he had to try and find out just who this couple was. There they were at a holiday party, on a Hawaiian cruise, posing on an iceberg in Alaska. Others showed the couple sightseeing in Venice and other European locations.
The more images Phillips shared, the more intent he became on finding the people in the pictures. He created a page on Facebook that featured images of the woman and asked, "Is This Your Mother?" Phillips wondered, could the social media community help restore their identities, or would they be lost forever? Little did he know that his quest to identify them would capture the interest and hearts of people around the world. Suddenly Phillips began receiving “likes” and messages on the page from people just as curious about Harry and Edna as he was. The search was on. A small, dedicated group of people began helping Phillips in his quest. “Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna” exhibition continues the collective story about the social media search for the identities and the St. Louis family of Harry and Edna. This unique photography show explores the intersection of photography, social media, and our places in history. The exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 17 at the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, Mo. The reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Foundry Art Centre artists will also be in studio during the reception. In the meantime, the public can visit Harry and Edna and relive the social media search process firsthand on Facebook at facebook.com/ IsThisYourMother or on the web at harryandedna.com. The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery overlooking the Missouri River at 520 N. Main Center, in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. For more information, call (636) 255-0270 or visit www. foundryartcentre.org.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens May 24 in Forest Park Kimiye Corwin and Anderson Matthews will headline Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of "Twelfth Night" May 24 through June 16 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both Corwin and Matthews were last seen in SFSTL's production of "Hamlet" as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, in 2010. Preview performances are scheduled for May 22-23. Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will direct. Corwin, who was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for her role in "Hamlet," has performed in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. She was a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company for five years and received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and her MFA in Acting from Brown/ Trinity. Corwin currently lives in Brooklyn. Anderson has appeared in 26 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis productions. His Broadway credits include "The Robber Bridegroom" and Peter Ustinov's "Beethoven's 10th." He has appeared in film and on TV ("The Equalizer," and "Law and Order"). "The talent the Festival is able to attract continues to overwhelm me," said Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. "Each year I am more and more impressed by the caliber of performers in St. Louis, Chicago and New York that want to be a part of our annual free production in Forest Park. Two years ago, both Corwin
and Matthews gave impressive performances as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, and this year we get to see their comedic skills at work as they take on Viola and Malvolio." "Twelfth Night," considered one of the Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, honors the historical holiday tradition which closes out the Christmas season in which servants and masters switch roles for one night of raucous fun. It's the only play of Shakespeare's that literally begins and ends with music. The first line of the play is "if music be the food of love, play on" and the final moment is the Fool's parting song. In between there are numerous songs, all of which will be played on instruments by the actors performing on stage, another first for the Festival. In the past, all music featured in the Festival productions has been pre-recorded. In another first under his tenure, Dildine announced he will be directing the production. Under his watch, the Festival has produced "Hamlet," "Taming of the Shrew" and "Othello," each one drawing record attendance crowds, and garnering nine Kevin Kline Awards nominations, four of them wins, including Best Play ("Hamlet"). Dildine will be joined by a creative team whose members are St. Louis-based and include Dottie Marshall Englis (Costumes), Scott Neale (Scenic Designer), John Wylie (Lighting Designer) and Rusty Wandall (Sound Designer). Music for the show
is being composed by The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra," a group known for composing and recording soundtrack music for local short and vintage films. In addition to Corwin and Matthews, other cast members include Charlie Thurston (Orsino), Leslie Ann Handelman (Olivia), Vichet Chum (Sebastian), Eric Hoffmann (Sir Toby Belch), Haas Regen (Sir Andrew Aguceheek), Andy Paterson (Fool), and St. Louisans Candice Jeanine (Maria), Joshua Thomas (Antonio), Gary Glasgow (Fabian), Michael Fariss (Ensemble), Kyle Powell (Ensemble), Alex Shaw (Ensemble) and Pete Winfrey (Ensemble). Pre-performance backstage tours and 20-minute post-show talkbacks will continue this season. As in previous years, the pre-show Festival activities will include a nightly Green Show at 6:30 p.m. The pre-show will include a 20-minute adaptation of "Twelfth Night" which will introduce the characters and plot to children of all ages; musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers; and a craft table for kids. In the past 12 years, the Shakespeare Festival has attracted more than 550,000 people to the performances in Forest Park. The organization has reached an additional 250,000 students through its educational touring productions, school program, summer camps and community partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sfstl.com or call 314/531-9800.
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The Arts Fox announces 2013-14 Broadway series "Sister Act" and "Evita" among featured performances By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
he Fabulous Fox Theatre’s spectacular 30th anniversary season is drawing to a close after wowing audiences with its line up of Broadway hits, including “The Book of Mormon,” “Les Miserables,” “War Horse,” and the recordbreaking “Wicked." Following up such an amazing season was never going to be easy but the folks at the Fox have put together a new season that guarantees the fabulous remains in Fabulous Fox Theatre. Season ticket holders, members of the press and other guests crowded around the big brass front doors of the Fox Theatre as they eagerly awaited entrance into the special season preview event on April 15. Everyone was buzzing with excitement about what new surprises the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s 2013-2014 U.S. Bank Broadway Series would contain. In fact, everyone was so eager that theater staff had to open the doors nine minutes early to accommodate the growing crowd of people. The new season will open with a revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Awardwinning musical “Evita,” which runs Oct. 8 through 20, 2013. Using her beauty and charisma, Eva Perón rose from the slums of Argentina to become the nation’s First Lady. She was adored by her people for championing the poor and became one of the most powerful women in the world. At the same time, her greed and outsized ambition combined with fragile health made her one of the most tragic. “Evita” tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and “High Flying, Adored.” This new production is directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and is choreographed by Rob Ashford. It is being presented by Dance St. Louis. Next up is a feel-good musical comedy that the New York Post calls, “Ridiculously fun.” “Sister Act” opens Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 1, 2013 and includes original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. Y’know, that guy who created all those Disney songs that your kids insist on singing over and over and over again? Yep, that guy. The musical production of “Sister Act” is produced by Whoopi Goldberg and stays true to the 1992 film’s story. Deloris Van Cartier is
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Pictured are scenes from "Sister Act," above, and "Evita," below. a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime. The cops decide to hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Everyone loves a holiday show and who better to celebrate the season of joy and giving than with Buddy the Elf? “Elf” tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover the truth about his identity and help New Yorkers remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the 2003 film, “Elf” features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad
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Beguelin with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. “Elf” runs from Dec. 17 through 29, 2013. Get ready to rock when the season continues with a show that has played continuously on London’s West End for the past 11 years. Finally, “We Will Rock You” arrives on U.S. shores and will run from March 18 through 30. Based on the music of Queen, “We Will Rock You” features the legendary rock band’s greatest hits like “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Head banging is optional. Party on! The arrival of spring brings with it a musical like no other. “Once” is the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own
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instruments on stage. The show tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. We were treated to a special performance by the St. Louis Irish Arts Ensemble, who provided a small taste of what this type of live musical show will be like. If you only see one show next season, make it this one. “Once” comes to the Fox Theatre April 8 through 20, 2014. The season concludes with a fitting finale. Belt out your favorite songs as you enjoy “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” which
runs from April 29 through May 11, 2014. Andrew Lloyd Webber burst onto the Broadway scene 40 years ago and has continually enthralled audiences with his impressive list of musical blockbusters. “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” includes songs and musical excerpts from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “CATS,” “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Aspects of Love,” and “Sunset Boulevard.” The show will also feature, for the first time, selections from “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.” U.S. Bank Broadway subscribers will also get the first chance to purchase tickets for seven special shows for the 2013-2014 season. These include “Chicago” Sept. 20 through 22, “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 1 through 3, “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 5 through 8, “West Side Story” Jan. 3 through 5, “Mamma Mia!” Feb. 7 through 9, “Jersey Boys” Feb. 19 through March 2 and “The Wizard of Oz” May 13 through 18. New six-show season ticket packages and renewals are on sale now. Sale dates for individual shows will be announced at a later date. Groups of 15 or more should call (314) 535-2900 for special rates and reservations. For more information, call the Fox Subscription office at (314) 535-1700 or visit www.fabulousfox.com.
The Arts Artistic adventures Peabody to host Broadway series For the first time, the Peabody Opera House is proud to announce it will offer a sensational five show lineup for the 2013 â€“ 2014 Broadway Season.Â It includes three direct from Broadway premieres; GODSPELL, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and GHOST THE MUSICAL.Â The season kicks off with GODSPELL making its St. Louis debut November 15 â€“ 17 and the classic MAN OF LA MANCHA February 7 â€“ 9, 2014.Â Winner of five Tony AwardsÂŽ, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will delight March 7 -9, followed by the musical based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name, GHOST THE MUSICAL March 25 â€“ 30.Â Â The season concludes April 25 - 27, when BLUE MAN GROUP makes its first appearance at the Peabody Opera House.Â â€œThis is the first time weâ€™ve had the opportunity for our patrons to sit in the best seats to see Broadway up close and personal and sit in the same seat on the same night for all five shows,â€? said John Urban, SVP of Events.Â â€œWeâ€™re also offering a multi-tier Peabody Broadway Season Membership package so there are options for everyone at all levels.â€? The 2013â€“2014 Broadway Series includes: GODSPELL November 15 â€“ 17, 2013 Prepare ye for GODSPELL, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the GrammyÂŽ and A c a d e m y Aw a r d ÂŽ ' - w i n n i n g composer of WICKED. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the TonyÂŽ-nominated score filled with the popular hits "Day By Day", "Light of the World", and "Turn Back, O Man." This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world â€“ and now you can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs your soul, raises your spirit and lifts you right out of your seat. MAN OF LA MANCHA February 7-9, 2014 MAN OF LA MANCHA returns to the stage in an all new production complete with the Tony AwardÂŽ-winning score and book that has inspired theatre goers since the very first note of â€œThe Impossible Dreamâ€? was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (A musical play) March 7 â€“ 9, 2014 PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "the most exhilarating s t o r y t e l l i n g o n B ro a d w a y i n decades," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony AwardsÂŽ, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will hook you from the
moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular c u l t u re â€™ s m o s t e n d u r i n g a n d beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. GHOST THE MUSICAL March 25 â€“ 30, 2014 Â Relive the iconic and magical moments from the OscarÂŽwinning movie Ghost in a brandnew Broadway musical. GHOST THE MUSICAL breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy AwardÂŽ-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurhythmics, and Glen Ballard.Â The musicalâ€™s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy AwardÂŽ-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.Â GHOST THE MUSICAL is â€œeye-popping brilliantâ€? (AP) and â€œunlike anything seen onstage before (Newsday). BLUE MAN GROUP April 25 - 27, 2014 Â BLUE MAN GROUP will thrill St. Louis with its high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology.Â If youâ€™ve never seen BLUE MAN GROUP, itâ€™s a must-see.Â If youâ€™re already a fan, donâ€™t miss it. This year, the Peabody Opera House offers additional benefits to its subscribers which include: multi-tier pricing packages, priority ticket access to all Peabody Opera House Events and select Scottrade Center Events, access to pre- and
post-show events such as talkbacks with cast and crew, access to the best seats in house, a theater subscription specialist to help you design your ultimate subscription, protection against lost or stolen t i c k e t s , p re s a l e o p p o r t u n i t i e s for other Peabody Opera House events, access to discounted tickets to select events at Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House, drink discounts at the Budweiser Kiel Club and Opera House concession stands, and subscriber-only tours of the historic venue. Â Subscriptions go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314622-5454 or by going to http:// www.peabodyoperahouse.com/ tickets/subscription. Prices shown include all applicable taxes, facility and handling fees. Additional Ticketmaster service charges may apply to online orders. For more information on any of the 2013-2014 Broadway Series shows and to view the many benefits of being a Peabody Opera House Broadway Series Subscriber, visit PeabodyOperaHouse.com.Â
Live at Powell Hall concerts scheduled The 2012-2013 classical subscription series ends on May 12, but there are still plenty of St. Louis Symphony performances scheduled at Powell Hall through early summer. The Live at Powell Hall concerts truly include something for every music lover: from rock n roll to swing, standards and even classical favorites. Tickets for all of the remaining Live at Powell Hall concerts can be purchased by calling 314-534-1700 or on-line at www.stlsymphony.org. â€˘ The Music of Whitney Houston: Friday, May 17 at 8pm This concert will feature the beloved superstar â€™s greatest hits, fully scored for orchestra and performed by the St. Louis Symphony. Songs will include â€œHow Will I Know,â€? â€œSaving All My Love,â€? and â€œI Will Always Love You.â€? â€˘ Richard Hayman Celebration: Sunday, May 19 at 3pm Join the St. Louis Symphony as it celebrates Richard Haymanâ€™s legendary career. Works on the program include Haymanâ€™s
arrangements of â€œMeet Me in St. Louis,â€? â€œMoon River,â€? and â€œRuby,â€? just to name a few. â€˘ Music of Queen: Friday, May 31 at 8pm We w i l l ro c k y o u ! T h e S t . Louis Symphony performs an unforgettable evening of Queenâ€™s biggest hits, including â€œCrazy Little Thing Called Love,â€? â€œAnother One Bites the Dustâ€? and â€œBohemian Rhapsody.â€? â€˘ Music of Pink Floyd: Saturday, June 1 at 8pm. The rock n roll continues the next evening at Powell Hall as the STL Symphony plays the best of Pink Floyd, joined by an eightmember rock band. The concert will include selections from Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. â€˘ 1812 Overture: Saturday, June 8 at 8pm Tchaikovskyâ€™s beloved overture includes familiar melodies and an unmatched finale. The St. Louis Symphony performs it, along with other light classical selections for this classical Live at Powell Hall offering. â€˘ Five By Design: Club Swing!: Sunday, June 23 at 3pm Best known for their hit PBS specials, Five By Designâ€™s swinging rhythms pay homage to a time when swing was king. Join the group and the STL Symphony for a variety of hits from this bygone musical era. â€˘ 45th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper â€™s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Friday, June 28 at 8pm. This album was the one that set the standard for a generation of rock musicians to come. Join the St. Louis Symphony as it celebrates the 45th anniversary of this groundbreaking release from The Beatles. Songs on the program include â€œLucy in the Sky with Diamonds,â€? â€œWhen Iâ€™m 64,â€? and â€œStrawberry Fields Forever.â€?
New exhibition to open at COCA COCA presents an exhibition of new work from regional artist Meredith Foster in the Millstone G a l l e r y, n o w t h ro u g h M a y 5 , 2 0 1 3 . F o s t e r â€™ s w o r k e x p l o re s the Mississippi Delta and the surrounding landscape, using materials sourced from the local ecosystem. Individual mixedmedia drawings merge to create a panoramic vista across the gallery walls, alongside topographies made from sifted charcoal, ash and stenciled maps representing the Upper Mississippi region. Opening reception will take place on Friday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. Artistâ€™s remarks will be at at 6:30 p.m. Meredith Foster maintains a multi-media studio practice based in interaction with and interpretation of land, its usage and the resulting processes of transformation that occur from such. Foster holds an MFA in Vi s u a l A r t f r o m Wa s h i n g t o n University in St. Louis and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been published in New American Paintings and has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Grant. Foster exhibits both locally and nationally, most recently at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working as a teaching artist for children and adults throughout both the Champaign-Urbana and St. Louis areas, Foster can be found instructing classes and workshops at institutions including Parkland Collegeâ€™s Continuing Education, Urbana School District 116 Adult Education, St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran School in Champaign and COCA (Center of Creative Arts) in St. Louis.
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Thursday, April 25 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Friday, April 26 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art, Kemper Art Museum - Teaching Gallery, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through May 26. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Saturday, April 27 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00
p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Runs through May 3 New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. The Progress of Love, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 20. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Sunday, April 28 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20.
Tuesday, April 30 The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Wednesday, May 1 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25.
Thursday, May 2 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31.
The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through May 3. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014.
Friday, May 3 The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Juried Show "Structured", E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. D a Vi n c i M a c h i n e s I I : T h e Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Meredith Foster, COCA, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20.
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The Arts Artistic adventures Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens May 24 in Forest Park Kimiye Corwin and Anderson Matthews will headline Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of "Twelfth Night" May 24 through June 16 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both Corwin and Matthews were last seen in SFSTL's production of "Hamlet" as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, in 2010. Preview performances are scheduled for May 22-23. Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will direct. Corwin, who was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for her role in "Hamlet," has performed in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. She was a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company for five years and received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and her MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity. Corwin currently lives in Brooklyn. Anderson has appeared in 26 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis productions. His Broadway c re d i t s i n c l u d e " T h e R o b b e r Bridegroom" and Peter Ustinov's "Beethoven's 10th." He has appeared in film and on TV ("The Equalizer," and "Law and Order"). "The talent the Festival is able to attract continues to overwhelm me," said Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. "Each year I am more and more impressed by the caliber of performers in St. Louis, Chicago and New York that want to be a part of our annual free production in Forest Park. Two years ago, both Corwin and Matthews gave impressive performances as Ophelia and Polonius, respectively, and this year we get to see their comedic skills at work as they take on Viola and Malvolio." "Twelfth Night," considered one of the Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, honors the historical holiday tradition which closes out the Christmas season in which servants and masters switch roles for one night of raucous fun. It's the only play of Shakespeare's that literally begins and ends with music.Â The first line of the play is "if music be the food of love, play on" and the final moment is the Fool's parting song. In between there are numerous songs, all of which will be played on instruments by the actors performing on stage, another first for the Festival. In the past, all music featured in the Festival productions has been pre-recorded. In another first under his tenure, Dildine announced he will be directing the production. Under his watch, the Festival has produced "Hamlet," "Taming of the Shrew" and "Othello," each one drawing record attendance crowds, and garnering nine Kevin Kline Awards nominations, four of them wins, including Best Play ("Hamlet"). Dildine will be joined by a creative team whose members are St. Louis-based and include Dottie Marshall Englis (Costumes), Scott Neale (Scenic Designer), John Wylie (Lighting Designer) and Rusty Wandall (Sound Designer). Music for the show is being composed by The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra," a group known for composing and recording soundtrack music for local short and vintage films. In addition to Corwin and Matthews, other cast members include Charlie Thurston (Orsino), Leslie Ann Handelman (Olivia),
Vichet Chum (Sebastian), Eric Hoffmann (Sir Toby Belch), Haas Regen (Sir Andrew Aguceheek), Andy Paterson (Fool), and St. Louisans Candice Jeanine (Maria), Joshua Thomas (Antonio), Gary Glasgow (Fabian), Michael Fariss (Ensemble), Kyle Powell (Ensemble), Alex Shaw (Ensemble) and Pete Winfrey (Ensemble). Pre-performance backstage tours and 20-minute post-show talkbacks will continue this season. As in previous years, the pre-show Festival activities will include a nightly Green Show at 6:30 p.m. The pre-show will include a 20-minute adaptation of "Twelfth Night" which will introduce the characters and plot to children of all ages; musicians, dancers, singers, jugglers; and a craft table for kids. In the past 12 years, the Shakespeare Festival has attracted more than 550,000 people to the performances in Forest Park. The o rg a n i z a t i o n h a s re a c h e d a n additional 250,000 students through its educational touring productions, school program, summer camps and community partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sfstl. com or call 314/531-9800.
Seinfeld to appear at The Fox Americaâ€™s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2013. His tour will visit the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm. Ti c k e t s a v a i l a b l e o n l i n e a t metrotix.com, the Fox Theatre Box
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Circus Flora soars to the moon In its 27th big top production, St. Louisâ€™ own Circus Flora goes where no circus has gone before: to the moon. Powered by Ameren and inspired by Georges MĂŠliĂ¨sâ€™ groundbreaking 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, Circus Flora's creative team captures the filmâ€™s imaginative spirit under the big top, May 30 through June 23, next to Powell Hall. Circus Floraâ€™s A Trip to the Moon borrows this iconic piece of cinematic history and MĂŠliĂ¨sâ€™ artistic instruments to construct the visual styling, costuming and narrative elements for its 2013 production. An illusionist and magician by training, MĂŠliĂ¨s is revered as the father of narrative cinema and a pioneer of special effects like stopmotion photography, dissolves, multiple exposures, and handpainted color. He was also in part the inspiration for the 2011 Academy Award-nominated film, Hugo. â€œI see a kindred spirit in MĂŠliĂ¨s,â€? said David Balding, Circus Flora's artistic director and producer. â€œHe knew how to transport his audience and suspend their belief of what was possible. And yet over time, our world has become so dominated by what we see on screens that our immediate response is disbelief. I like to think that we are channeling MĂŠliĂ¨sâ€™ aesthetic to show our audience what is possible in very real acts of physical daring.â€? A Trip to the Moon incorporates a world-class roster of performers and musicians into its reimagination of the film, including the beloved Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix, star equestrian Lisa Dufresne, Carlos Svenson and his Magical Flying Goats, Yo-Yo the Narrator, the St. Louis Arches, and the Circus Flora
band led by Janine Delâ€™Arte. Also taking center stage are â€œInternational Man of Mirthâ€? Rob Torres, Mad Scientist (and juggler) Kellin Quinn, and Andrew Adams and Helena Reynolds in an aerial performance that could only happen outside the bounds of Earthâ€™s gravity. Also appearing are favorites The Flying Wallendas and The Flying Pages. This year, the Pages take to the sky in an all-female flying ensemble never before seen in St. Louis. â€œI find it fascinating and moving that MĂŠliĂ¨sâ€™ film came from a time that could barely imagine commercial aviation, let alone space travel,â€? Balding said. â€œTo this day, the moon remains a symbol of the limitless possibilities of humanity â€“ much like the sight of a woman on the flying trapeze or a man walking on the wire.â€? Tickets start at $10 and go on sale March 1; group tickets are available now. A Trip to the Moon opens May 30 with a peanut-free preview and runs through June 23. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30
p.m.; and â€œLittle Top Wednesdayâ€? at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the â€œkids at heart.â€? Call 314-289-4040 or visit www. circusflora.org for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. Group discounts are now available for groups of 20 or more. Visit www. circusflora.org for more information. Founded in St. Louis in 1987, Circus Flora is a nonprofit p e r f o r m i n g a r t s o rg a n i z a t i o n dedicated to sharing the magic of classic, one-ring circus with audiences of all ages. Circus Flora raises its big top every summer in the arts district at Grand Center. In addition to its main season production, Circus Flora collaborates with a variety of organizations and businesses throughout the year, appearing at festivals, events, and community and school programs. Its year-round Clowns on Call program brings laughter and magic to thousands of patients and their families every year at two St. Louisarea childrenâ€™s hospitals. Visit www. circusflora.org to learn more.
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Religion Miami men build modern ark on 5-acre plot MIAMI (AP) — In the beginning, there was the great flood. Not the one in Genesis that cleansed the world of evil, but the rising waters that swamped the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina. As survivors and aid workers coped with the death and devastation, animals struggled, too. They foraged for food and wandered in search of a home. Those images touched something deep inside Rodolfo Almira. He dreamed of creating a refuge for animals facing catastrophe. Then it came to him: "Wouldn't it be nice to do what Noah did?" And why not right here on the rugged western frontier of Miami-Dade? It could be a draw for tourists, a haven for God's creatures, a testament to his faith and a place for reflection and learning. So it came to pass that Almira and three other Hialeah men began building an ark just west of town, doing it from a biblical template, converting cubits — roughly the distance between the elbow and the tip of the middle finger — into modern measurements. It rises on a five-acre plot surrounded by lakes that got their start as rock quarries, a moonscape where work boots quickly get caked with dust kicked up by the trucks that constitute most of the local traffic. Six months into their quest, the lowest deck of the three-story wooden ark is nearly complete. Planks of wood jut out near the
bow and stern. Wooden beams crisscross overhead. A donated, life-size elephant statue stands sentry in front of the ark. Unlike, say, biblical times, you need permits and zoning approval to build such a thing. Code enforcement has dinged them with some violation notices. Almira and his friends remain undeterred, committed to finishing the 500-foot-long structure, dubbed "Hidden Ark." High on zeal and short on cash, they estimate it will cost $1.5 million to finish the ambitious project, which they say will include a museum, a shop and a small zoo with goats, pigs, chickens and other small animals, as well as stray dogs and cats. Almira, who makes his living installing natural stone in homes and businesses, first approached Reniel Aguila with the idea. Aguila, a truck driver, then pitched it to his friends Manuel Guerra and Osmar Oliva. Oliva, owner of a trucking company, didn't need much convincing before donating $300,000 to start putting hammer to nail. Despite no formal engineering training, Aguila drew up rough plans based on the instructions God gave to Noah in the Bible. The men tried to raise money through an Internet-based fundraising campaign, but that hasn't gone particularly well. Earlier this month, they'd snagged $644. The four have crossed paths over the years through their work, but were never especially close until the ark project gave
them common cause. Their families have been supportive. "They told me to follow my dream," Almira said. The story of Noah's Ark has gripped the imagination of many over the years. Former astronaut James Irwin, who once walked on the moon, made several expeditions to Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey hoping to find remains of the vessel, before leaving the search to others. A Dutch man finished his own life-size ark last summer after having a dream 20 years earlier in which the Netherlands was flooded by the North Sea. The ark currently serves as a Biblethemed museum. A Kentucky-based creationist group named Answers in Genesis has raised almost half of the estimated $24.5 million it will take to build an ark as the first phase of Ark Encounter, an attraction that would eventually feature a 510-foot long ark, a petting zoo and a replica of the Tower of Babel. Almira sees his ark as a place where people of all faiths could pray or meditate, a space where animals could interact with guests, and an after-school program. "It has nothing to do with any specific religion," he said. Aguila speaks fervently about the ark as a symbol of humankind's salvation. "It would be our dream to have the pope come to our inauguration," he said, standing in the shadow of Luyano, the elephant statue they named after a Havana neighborhood.
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This film image released by LD Entertainment shows Colin Ford, left, and Jason Bateman in a scene from "Disconnect."
"Disconnect" an earnest cautionary tale By DAVID ROONEY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a given at multiplexes these days that despite switchoff-your-cell-phone announcements and the occasional grumbling protest, whatever ’s onscreen will have to compete with tiny pockets of light from audience members unable to stay off their handhelds. Watching those glow patches come and go during “Disconnect” reinforces the film’s position on how desensitized we’ve become to these technological intrusions. Not that Henry-Alex Rubin’s schematic multi-strand drama is at all shy about articulating its themes.
Directing his first narrative feature, documentary-maker Rubin (“Murderball”) has assembled a solid cast and weaves together the three interconnected stories of Andrew Stern’s original screenplay with elegance and efficiency. But this is a film that voices its warning about the hazards of a wired existence with solemn self-importance. It’s also quite late in the day to be pointing out that we’re so plugged into our devices we often fail to see or hear the people closest to us. That’s not to say “Disconnect” is without powerful scenes, and a thread about the heedless consequences of cyber pranks among kids on social network sites probably stands to reach more adolescents than non-fiction
treatments of bullying. Nina (Andrea Riseborough) is a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites that recruit underage teens, many of them runaways. She establishes a connection online with Kyle (Max Thieriot), at first in private chats and then cam-to-cam. They eventually meet and she convinces him to participate in an exposi, promising to keep his identity concealed. But when the story is picked up by CNN, representing a huge professional coup for ambitious Nina, it lands on the FBI’s radar, placing her under pressure to betray her source. The network’s legal counsel is Rich Boyd (Jason Bateman), who has more urgent issues with his troubled 15-year-old son Ben (Jonah
Bobo). An aspiring musician and friendless high school loner, Ben is targeted for humiliation by skater buddies Jason (Colin Ford) and Frye (Aviad Bernstein), who invent a female handle and begin messaging him. They start by admiring his music and then take it sexual, sending a naked photo and requesting that he do the same. Jason’s father Mike (Frank Grillo) is a widowed former cop from the computer crimes unit, now working as a private investigator. Victims of credit card fraud, exMarine Derek (Alexander Skarsgard) and his wife Cindy (Paula Patton) hire Mike when the police prove unhelpful and the couple’s savings and assets are taken.
"Trance" a surprisingly good discovery By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge When I was flipping through the movie listings for this past weekend, I found a title that I didn't recognize. When I looked into it further, I found out that "Trance" was directed by Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire") and that it co-starred his former girlfriend (?!), actress Rosario Dawson. So what was this Trance? And how was I unaware of its existence? I can now almost answer these questions, but the exact nature of the movie is rather shocking, convoluted, and packs in far more than anyone would expect. I think I liked it, which is fairly complimentary thing to say for a movie that needs a roadmap to understand. Try to
follow while I navigate. Trance is a very stylized heist movie that relies on a series of gimmicks, flashbacks, and clever editing to keep its viewers constantly in a state of disbelief and confusion over whether or not what they are watching is real or imagined. That run-on sentence is pretty polarizing, because you can compare it to films like "Inside Man" (a great heist movie) or "Inception" (a great head-trip movie). When you do so, however, you realize that maybe the two types of genres are too alike to combine. An auction house art historian named Simon Newton (James McAvoy) is soon revealed to be the "inside man" in a smash-andgrab robbery of a Goya masterpiece while on the block before some really rich Londoners. We're told
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this by the other members of his criminal tribe, like ringleader Franck (Vincent Cassel), because Simon isn't initially convinced. During the robbery, he was bludgeoned a little too realistically and suffered a traumatic brain injury that leads him into a nasty bout of amnesia. I know, I know. At this point you're expecting that the amnesia is going to be a lame attempt at a doublecross, but it's much more bizarre than all that. Enter Elizabeth Lamb (Dawson), a beguiling hypnotherapist that Franck and Simon find by referral to help him jog his memory. She uses her training most days to help gamblers and overeaters, but is quickly immersed into a world of crime when she spots that Simon is being cagey and suspicious
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during their sessions. His stated goal of finding his missing "keys" doesn't ring true with the multimillion dollar piece of artwork we know he means. The level to which Dr. Lamb sinks into this immoral abyss is about the most shocking part of this movie - something I say not lightly because the show also features a badly decomposed body, a thug shot in his nether regions, and an exchange of dialogue between an unwell criminal and a nearlyheadless gunshot victim. Even the leading lady is shown in full frontal nudity that, for one of the rare times I can admit this, actually has a bearing on the story, once revealed. Believe it or not, all of this takes place before an even more violent climax in the final moments. "Trance" is a creative work that
is the type of movie that would benefit from a second viewing. As Dr. Lamb works with uncovering hidden memories behind the scarred wound of Simon's memory, we find that each has ulterior motives, of course. For instance, when we see her becoming intimately involved with both leading fellas, we wonder if she is playing both sides against the middle or if it's just another fictional hallucination in the fragile brain of star. I don't know that poor Simon even figures this part out for himself. "Trance" runs 113 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.
Dining Delights A gorgeous outdoor experience in St. Charles By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
hoosing a place to eat lunch in Historic St. Charles is like trying to pick out your favorite chocolate from a box of truffles. You know they are all going to be good. It is just a matter of deciding what you are in the mood for. A good choice to have, I’d say. And so we found ourselves on a gorgeous and sunny spring day walking up St. Charles’ brick-paved Main Street looking for a place to eat lunch. We had our kids with us this time so we wanted a place that offered plenty of space. Our first choice was somewhere with outdoor seating since it was such a beautiful day. That’s when we came upon Garden Café Ala Fleur. This charming café had several outdoor tables set up on a shaded patio. It was surrounded by a white picket fence, and cheerful yellow and white daffodils sprang up all around adding to the happy spring vibe. Perfect. We were seated at a large table toward the back corner of the patio, which gave us more than enough elbow (and stroller) room. Our friendly server gave us the day’s specials and made sure to let us know what was included in the kid’s meal. The menu offered the usual array of soups, salads and sandwiches plus heartier items like Panini’s and burgers. I seriously considered the Cuban Panini, which includes roasted pork loin, ham, Provolone cheese, dill pickles and Dijon mustard on a grilled French baguette for $8.95. When we arrived I could smell something spicy coming from the barbecue grill in the back and thought this might be it. However, I wasn’t quite that hungry and opted for the Chicken
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The exterior of Garden Cafe Ala Fleur. Below, a chicken salad sandwich. Salad Sandwich made with grilled chicken breast, grapes, walnuts and celery in a creamy mayo dressing with salad greens served on a croissant for $7.95. This dish came with one side so I chose the café’s homemade slaw. Chicken and tuna salad sandwiches can be hit or miss with restaurants. Often they are so loaded up with mayo that the flavor is totally drowned out, and the whole sandwich becomes a soggy mess. That was definitely not the case here. My sandwich was filled with
plenty of big chunks of chicken and just enough mayo to hold everything together without overpowering the other ingredients. The celery and walnuts provided a crunchy texture while the grapes added a juicy hit of sweetness in each bite. My croissant was fresh and without any hint of sogginess. Coleslaw is another item that can often turn out disappointing if not done right. Most people fall into two camps with slaw: those who like it creamy with lots of mayo and those who prefer it with just vinegar. I fall into the second camp on this one. I
like my slaw with a bit a twang to it rather than smothered in mayo. This slaw was a nice mix of the two. It was creamy but with enough vinegar in it to give it some bite. A dash of pepper made it the perfect accompaniment to my sandwich. My husband decided to go with something a bit meatier. He chose the Made to Order Burger for $6.95. This includes a plain ground chuck burger (he went with the quarterpound) plus choice of cheese (he chose Provolone), two slices of bacon, sautéed mushrooms and sautéed onions all for $.50 each. His
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burger also included a choice of two sides. He went with baked beans and kettle chips. Judging from the look of pure pleasure on his face, I would say that he was very satisfied by this burger. I snagged a couple of bites myself and agreed. It was thick and juicy with a nice bit of charring that gave it a good flavor. The bacon was crisp and the mushrooms and onions tasted amazing smothered in the Provolone cheese. He said the baked beans were good and the kettle chips were average. On the whole, it was a very tasty lunch. Our 4-year-old said she wasn’t that hungry yet so we asked for an extra plate for her. She nibbled bites from both of our meals and declared the burger the best. Our total bill including two soft drinks came to $22.56 plus tip. This seemed like good value to me for a very satisfying lunch in a heavy tourist area. Plus, when you factor in the beautiful outdoor seating area and high standard of customer service, it was well worth the money in my opinion. I would definitely recommend Garden Café Ala Fleur for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch in Historic St. Charles. I should also mention that the café does have indoor dining as well. I got a glimpse of it while rushing a certain little person off to the bathroom. The indoor dining room is located in the basement of the historic building, and I didn’t see a ramp anywhere. This could present a problem for anyone who has trouble getting up and down steps. Garden Café Ala Fleur is located at 524 S. Main St. in St. Charles, Mo. For more information or to view the menu, visit www. gardencafealafleur.com.
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Diuing Delights Pressure cooker can enhance risotto By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press Pressure cookers never really did much for me. They seemed fussy — and scary! All those stories about explosions... Then I used one to make a risotto, a dish that by definition is tedious to make. I was blown away. It simplified the process and — most impressively — sped it up. What normally takes me 45 minutes in a traditional saute pan was done and ready to serve in about 20. That’s my type of risotto! And my type of pan. Pressure cookers really are very cool devices. Because the lids clamp on and create a pressured, steamdriven environment, they allow you to cook at higher temperatures. Normal boiling or steaming cooking methods max out around 212 F, the boiling point of water. Pressure cookers allow for water (as steam) to be superheated, reaching as high as 250 F. The result is a moist, quick method of cooking that produces deliciously tender meats in little time. And modern pressure cookers also happen to be very safe (don’t worry about explosions!). My risotto recipe is simple and delicate because I wanted it to showcase the asparagus. But it would be easy to add a touch of garlic, your favorite mushrooms and even tender spring peas. The second time I made it, I added porcini mushroom powder and it was divine, resulting in a bolder, more umami filled risotto without any mushroom slices. The garlic and mushrooms — or porcini powder — should go in at the beginning
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Add the broth and a pinch each of salt and red pepper flakes. Stir until the mixture comes to a simmer, then lock on the pressure cooker’s lid. Set a timer for 9 minutes. Bring the cooker up to full pressure, then reduce the heat to maintain that level. Cook until the timer goes off. Take the cooker off the heat and
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Family Focus Science Center offers new OMNIMAX thrill By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Discover the thrill of racing through the air at 500 mph and hovering just 50 feet above the ground with “Air Racers,” the action-packed new film now showing at the Saint Louis Science Center’s OMNIMAX Theater. Narrated by Paul Walker of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, this documentary film takes moviegoers on a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world. “Air Racers” provides a unique insight into the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races at Northern Nevada’s Valley of Speed. From the unique perspective inside the cockpit, viewers will experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other. All of the excitement and action has been captured for the very first time for the giant screen. The history of air racing traces its roots back to the beginning of the 20th century when aviation was still in its infancy. In 1909, just six years after the Wright Brothers’ inaugural flight, a young American named Glenn Curtiss won the very first air race in Reims, France. At that race, Curtiss made history when he completed two laps in 15 minutes with a top speed of 46 mph. Air racing continued into the 1930s when the sport evolved into
multi-pylon races that were held in Cleveland and Los Angeles. Later, racing in Reno was resurrected in 1964 by WWII flying ace Bill Stead. The concept remains much the same to this day: pilots fly as low as 50 feet above the ground and up to 500 mph and turn left around an 8.5 mile oval course marked off by giant pylons. “Air Racers” follows the true story of 23-year-old Steve Hinton, Jr., a rookie pilot from California and son of Steve Hinton, Sr., a two-time National Air Race champion. The younger Steve wants to continue his father’s legacy by winning in the most challenging and unpredictable racer class, the “Unlimited.” At twice the speed of a Nascar elite pilots fight for position, wingtip-to-wingtip and head-to-head, with Hinton’s WWIIera P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the world’s fastest motorsport. “Racing at Reno is unlike any other experience,” said Steve Hinton, in a news release. “It’s such a rush! The ground is going by you at 800 feet per second and the adrenaline’s pumping through you.” “Air Racers” is an action-packed, entertaining and visually stunning film presented in 2D at IMAX theatres and digital cinemas. In the immersive OMNIMAX Theater environment moviegoers will discover the thrill of air racing from the pits to Reno’s roaring sky, an exceptional world filled with passion, competition and
excitement combined with top-notch air show performers, including the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. There is also still time to view “Flight of the Butterflies” at the OMNIMAX Theater. This amazing film documents the journey of the iconic monarch butterfly as it makes its way across North America to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. Weighing less than a penny, this marvelous creature makes one of the
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People planner Grafton Winery to host Comedy Night Need a night of laughs? Check in to the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus on Saturday, May 4 to catch another Comedy Night. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Winery, located at 300 W. Main St. in Grafton. The show will star Uncle Larry Reeb, who has been showcased on HBO, MTV, VH1, A&E, Showtime and is a regular on the Bob & Tom Show, which is syndicated in over 100 markets. He has also been voted Comedian of the Year in Chicago. Jerry Donovan, who is a St. Louis native, will also make an appearance. Donovan regularly performs and produces at four, Michigan venues and has also performed at the nationallyacclaimed Carolines on Broadway in New York City. “The Fryman” will be the host of the evening. “We have seen great success hosting Comedy Nights and have sold out tickets in the past,” Erin Prott, events manager of the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, said. “We are excited to be able to bring this type of unique entertainment to Grafton.” Tickets are $10 per person. There is a buffet dinner option available for $15 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus has one more Comedy Night planned this year on Saturday, Aug. 10. In addition to great music and fresh brews, visitors to the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus will be able to enjoy a taste of award-winning wines. The wine list at the winery includes a variety of white, red, rose, fruit and decadent dessert wines. At the 2012 New York Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Grafton Winery’s Autumnberry was recognized as the best by picking up a gold medal. The winery was recognized with a silver medal for its Harbor White. The Apple, Winterberry, Blackberry Captains Blush, Chardonnay, Riverbend White, Springberry, Strawberry and Summer Peach were recognized as bronze medal winners. For more information on Comedy Night presented by the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, please call (618) 786-3001 or go to www.TheGraftonWinery.com. Go to www.Facebook/ GraftonWinery to follow the Winery on Facebook.
Girl Scouts hosting “STEM Explosion” day camp Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is hosting a “STEM Explosion” Day Camps in Edwardsville, Illinois from
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July 15-19. This “Stem Explosion” day camp will be focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Summer Day Camp provides girls with an adventurous program by day and returning home at night. Girls are invited to attend one or more day camps of their choice. Day Camp activities vary with each camp, but craft, singing, cooking, playing games, archery and hiking are included at each day camp. All Day Camps are open to all girls regardless of where they live and open to nonGirl Scouts as well. Camp information, dates and location: Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL Sponsored by GSSI (July 15-19) Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grade Levels: 4-12 (Fall 2013) Girl Scout Fee: $65 Non-Girl Scout Fee: additional $12 Number of Participants: Min 40/ Max 80 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2013 Join us on a weeklong adventure into the world of science, technology, engineering and math. Enjoy robots, rockets, astronomy and days full of hands on science experiments while also taking part in traditional camp activities such as outdoor cooking and archery. On Wednesday, we will take a fi eld trip to an area science museum. On Friday evening, we will have a “Camp Showcase” where the girls can show and teach their families what they learned during the week. Overnight Camping Information/Cost: On Wednesday, July 17th, girls may stay overnight at camp for a night of star gazing and science after dark activities. Additional Information: Adult volunteers are needed to make the camp a success. Full time volunteers who work all five days will receive a camp shirt and be reimbursed $35 for one camper at the close of camp. If you are interested in volunteering, a volunteer application and health history form should be mailed in with your payment and girl’s registration form. Make checks payable to Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. The camp director is Mary Buchanan – mbuchanan@ gsofsi.org 618.692.0692 x1115 Registrar: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 mbuchanan@ gsofsi.org or 618.692.0692. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit o r g a n i z a t i o n s u p p o r t e d b y v a r i o u s U n i t e d Wa y s throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way. For more information, please call Erin Johnson at 618.692.0692.
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GEACF to host “Celebrate Your Community” Event The Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation (GEACF) is hosting an event called “Celebrate Your Community.” The event is slated for Monday, April 29 and will take place at the Leclaire Room on the N.O. Nelson Campus from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The GEACF welcomes all residents of the District 7 boundaries to come out and enjoy a night of dancing, recognizing donors, mingling with friends, and learning about the exciting changes and contributions that are being made to the community at large. “We are looking forward to this event and hope that residents will come out to enjoy a really fun and educational time full of good people, good food, and good music,” said Mary Westerhold, Foundation Chairman for GEACF. “There’s so much good going on in our community, and we are excited to be sharing information on all of the Foundation events and programs that are in and around our community!” Guests will also be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music provided by the Ralph Butler Band, featuring Gigi Darr. Door prizes will also be available for a chance to win. “Everyone who attends our event will be entered to win some amazing attendance prizes including a Keurig coffee maker, compliments of First Clover Leaf Bank, a $75 gift certificate to What to Wear, and so much more!” said Westerhold. Tickets to the event are $25 per person. Those wishing to attend may register for the event online at www.geacf. org/events. While prepayment is preferred, those wishing to attend may also pay at the door via credit card. The Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation, established in 1997, is a charitable trust that receives, manages, and distributes tax-deductible charitable contributions for the benefit of the greater Edwardsville area communities and its residents. The Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement and betterment of the quality of life in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Hamel, Moro, Dorsey, Worden, and the surrounding areas. For more information about GEACF, please call (855) GOGEACF or visit online at www.geacf.org.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 bth, frplc, fenced yard, patio, 2 car det. garage. Close to schools, town. Mature Bedroom APARTMENT, trees. Established neighbor- 2 Edwardsville, minutes from hood. $1050/mth. 656-8117. SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. 605 Hill Road 2 Bedroom 1 $650/month 618-407-5333 bath, newly remodeled, near downtown Edw., I-270 & SIUE. 2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: $875/mth rent or for sale at new kitchen, bathroom, windows and doors. Dishwasher, $84,900. 618-920-2599. w/d hook ups $695 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173. Cook stand electric mixer, black & chrome, like new, $90, origi2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon Apts, Duplexes, & Homes nal $299.99. 656-2969. QUAIL HOLLOW, w/d hook-ups Visit our website $675 (618)346-7878 FREE couch, maroon, gold, www.glsrent.com 656-2230 www.osbornproperties.com green: FREE 27” Sony TV, 10YO, works fine; FREE older Dunlap Lake/Edw. 3 bedroom, 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., DJ system, 2-discman, amp, 2 bath, 2 car garage, large yard. near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. cassette, mixer, 2-large speak- $1300 month plus deposit. Min. pkng. $710 up to $745. 692ers. You-Haul-It. Jeff 781-7266. 1 year lease. 618-781-0701. 6366. HSI Management Group Indy 500, 4 tickets, $85 each; B Large ranch 3 bedrooms, 2 car Collinsville/Maryville Stand, Sec B12, Row Y, #19-22; garage, private back yard. Glen Carbon/Troy Race 5/26 at noon. Call 618- Refrigerator, stove, washer and 1 BEDROOM: dryer. $1400 month. 530-4044. 531-4035. $425 to $475 Residential & 2 BEDROOM: Commercial $525 -$600 Pets 450 Properties for Rent: 3 BEDROOM: Office & retail Collinsville- 2 bath, space, apartments, & garage $950 duplexes, homes. Glen- Vented tub Meyer & Assoc. 656-1824 2car garage $1150 Property Management Troy- garage & carport, Services Available. + finished basement $1100 We can help sell www.meyerproperties.com Maryville- fenced yard 3Bath
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614 E. Lower Marine Road Unique, luxurious, custom built home in Troy, IL! +/- 4.5 total acres, private, wooded lot. 6,480 sq. ft., 2-story, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home. 3 fireplaces, great room w/fireplace, theatre with bar, work-out room, billiard, tanning room, and pool. $1,100,000 MLS 4113807
3 Kingston Road Villa w/3 BDRM & 3 full BA. Lg Lvg room w/gas fireplace. Eat-in kitchen, sun rm. Lg mstr BDRM w/walk-in closet & mstr BA, 2nd BDRM & full BA. Finished W/O w/Fmly rm, 3rd BDRM, full BA. 2 car garage. $187,000 MLS 4204173
1702 Ramada Blvd. Spacious, newly remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath CONDO. Upgraded flooring, doors, bathroom, and fixtures. One car garage, parking and convenient laundry and personal storage area. 15 mins to STL or Scott AFB and 10 mins to SIUE.
$63,500 MLS 4204780
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60” brown leather love seat w/ottoman. Like new condition $250. 656-2984. Bassett dining set maple top and white base, 6 chairs, 2 matching swivel counter stools. 36”s54” or 54”x54” $1,500. 659-1873.
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205 WINDRIDGE DRIVE, COLLINSVILLE MOVE IN READY! 3 bedroom/3 bath with screened porch, attached garage, & excellent interstate access. $119,900
420 PLUM, EDWARDSVILLE CUTE AS A BUTTON! 2 bedroom with many updates. Fenced yard with deck & brick patio. Edwardsville Schools. $113,000
CALL SUSAN JO COKER 618-444-2671
CALL MARY JANE COLLINS 618-210-8061
934 OLDE FARM ROAD, TROY EXCEPTIONAL 4BR/3BA ON THE LAKE! Featuring many upgrades, oversized heated garage, & convenient location. $213,500 CALL JAN ALONS 618-781-2511
1207 SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE, EDW LUXURY 4 BEDROOM/4 BATH RANCH. Featuring 2 kitchens, stainless steel appliances, bamboo wood flooring, and your own outdoor oasis. $599,900
8 WARWICK PARK LANE, EDWARDSVILLE CUSTOM QUALITY 4 BEDROOM/4 BATH. Open floor plan. Large custom patio & hot tub. 3 car garage. $649,900
CALL KELLY SIPES 618-979-3901
CALL KELLY SIPES 618-979-3901
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251 MILL STREET, COLLINSVILLE BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM/2 BATH with inhome projection theatre. Updates include new roof and carpet. $125,000 CALL OR TEXT ALICE REINACHER 618-304-6371
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2 Miles North of I-270 on Hwy. 159
On the Edge of the Weekend
April 25, 2013