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At the Zoo
Summer programs scheduled.
6 Sheldon celebrates 2013-14 concert series announced.
11 Show me the river Floating through Missouri.
15 Rodriguez saves film "FillyBrown" hindered by uneven script.
17 New exhibit
Art museum features photos, prints.
"Rock of Ages"
Fox welcomes back the smash hit.
24 You Gotta' Eat Schiappa's in Lebanon.
What’s Happening Friday May 3_ ___________ • 18th Annual St. Louis Microfest Beer Festival, Upper Muny Parking Lot - Forest Park, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Black Rep presents Smash/Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Pure X, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Arianna String Quartet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Crossroads Senior Legacy Benefit feat. Subliminal Dream, Micah Manaitai, Since 1902, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Space Cats on Mushrooms II feat. Dan Bain & Sassmouth, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • Doldrums, The Firebird, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Petty Cash Junction w/ Clockwork, Bella & Lily, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Tracy Morgan, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Brewer & Shipley, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • St. Louis City Limits: Crossroads Senior Legacy Benefit, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 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. • B i l l S m i t h : B eyo n d t h e Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. • 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. • Yvette Dubinsky: There and Gone, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 15. • Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. .
Saturday May 4_ ___________ • 18th Annual St. Louis Microfest Beer Festival, Upper Muny Parking Lot - Forest Park, St. Louis, Noon to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cherokee Neighborhood, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. • Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • • The Black Rep presents Smash/Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Books & Paper Arts Fair, University of
Missouri St. Louis Campus, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Apop Records' 9th Birthday Celebration feat. Ghost Ice, C a v e o f S w o rd s , G e l S e t , Umberto, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Mathias & The Pirates Album Release Party w/Superhero Killer, Thelonius Kryptonite, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • A n t h o ny J e s e l n i k , T h e Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Tom Chapin Children's Show, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. • Tom Chapin, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 6:30 p.m. • Levi Lowry w/Tess Hannah, Dustin Clark, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Battle For Pointfest: Grand Finals, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 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), Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. • B i l l S m i t h : B eyo n d t h e Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. • 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. • 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.
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People People planner Quad City Air Show planned 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 ann o u 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;
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Peabody to host Legends of the Ring The Legends of the Ring, an evening of live, on-stage entertainment featuring all-time 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 1800-745-3000.
In 1979 Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Wilfredo Benitez to win the WBC Welterweight Championship and was declared “Fighter of the Ye a r ” b y t h e B o x i n g Wr i t e r s 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 one-fifth the money Leonard 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 rematch, Durán unexpectedly 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 right-uppercut 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,” Sugar Ray Leonard fought WBA Welterweight Champion, Thomas Hearns on September 16, 1981 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to unify the World Welterweight Championship. In this legendary fight, Hearns suffered his first professional defeat when Leonard
stopped him in the 14th round. In the 13th round, Leonard, behind on points on all 3 judge’s scorecards, needed a knockout to win. He came on strong and put Hearns through the ropes at the end of the round. Hearns was dazed, totally out of gas and received a count but was saved by the bell. Leonard, with his left eye shut and time running out, resumed his attack in the 14th. Hearns started the round boxing and moving, but after staggering him with an overhand right, Leonard pinned Hearns against the ropes. After another combination to the body and head, referee Davey Pearl stopped the fight. Hearns and Leonard 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. Now, for the first time, audiences will be able see up-close and personal, these Hall of Fame warriors reminisce and share 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!”
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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 campsâ€”"Animal Clues and Codesâ€? and â€œAnimals in Action.â€? Kids will play games, meet animals, enjoy sing-alongs, perform skits and more. On Thursday nights, theyâ€™ll sleep at the Zoo and wake up with the birds! Teen Camp is also available for kids entering grades 79 and for Teen Camp II for campers who have attended Teen Camp in previous summers and are entering 8th â€“ 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 a t t h e Z o o p ro g r a m s . S c o u t overnight programs are for Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors, Cub Scouts, and Webelos. Adult programs include evening tours, dinners and presentations. Te a c h e r s c a n g a i n v a l u a b l e professional development and college credit this summer by enrolling in the Zooâ€™s teacher workshops. Program fees vary. All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo. Camp KangaZoo scholarships are available for families with financial need. For more information, registration and Camp scholarship applications, visit www.stlzoo.org/education or call (314) 646-4544.
Route 66 Association of Missouri's 23rd Annual Motor Tour scheduled The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be "Rockin' to the Devil and Rollin to the Saints" on its 23rd Annual Motor Tour. This Years tour will be held September 6th 7th and 8th. The tour will start in Carthage, MO and will end at Orchard Park in St. Clair, MO. Tour registration begins on Friday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m. at the Econo Lodge, located at 1441 W. Central Ave. in Carthage, MO, where a block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers. Tour Goers can register on Friday night until 10:00 p.m. There will also be information on activities and things to do in Carthage available at registration. On Saturday, September 7, tour registration will resume at 8:00 a.m. at the Econo Lodge in Carthage, and the tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. (after the pre-tour meeting) from the Econo Lodge. On Saturday, tour goers will have the opportunity to make stops between Carthage and the midpoint destination outside Devilâ€™s Elbow, MO. A Guide detailing places to look for
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People People planner Back in St. Louis by popular demand, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their renowned Summer Skills Clinics to 24 Hour Fitness clubs in the St. Louis area from June 24-29, 2013. During their six days in St. Louis, Globetrotters’ stars will lead a total of 18 two-hour clinics at the following 24 Hour Fitness locations: • 24 Hour Fitness St. Charles Sport 1 0 9 5 R e g e n c y P a r k w a y, S t . Charles, MO 63303 June 24-26: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 12:302:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. • 24 Hour Fitness Arnold Sport 215 Arnold Crossing, Arnold MO 63010 June 27-29: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 12:302:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. G l o b e t ro t t e r s w i l l b e o n court for each two-hour session – coaching, motivating, inspiring and entertaining participating kids. The stars of the team make clinics inclusive and fun for boys and girls, ages 6-12, of all skill and experience levels. Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics were introduced last summer in St. Louis with rave reviews from parents and kids. Space in each clinic is limited to ensure an up-close-and-personal experience. Registration is $59 per session. Parents can find more information and purchase clinic spots at www.harlemglobetrotters. com/clinics. Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-ofa-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 121 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents— over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Circus Flora soars to the moon In its 27th big top production, St. Louis’ own Circus Flora goes where no circus has gone before: to the moon. Powered by Ameren and inspired by Georges Méliès’ groundbreaking 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, Circus Flora's creative team captures the film’s imaginative spirit under the big top, May 30 through June 23, next to Powell Hall. Circus Flora’s A Trip to the Moon borrows this iconic piece of cinematic history and Méliès’ artistic instruments to construct the visual styling, costuming and narrative elements for its 2013
production. An illusionist and magician by training, Méliès 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. “I see a kindred spirit in Méliès,” said David Balding, Circus Flora's artistic director and producer. “He 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 Méliès’ aesthetic to show our audience what is possible in very real acts of physical daring.” 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 Del’Arte. Also taking center stage are “International Man of Mirth” 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 Earth’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. “I find it fascinating and moving that Méliès’ film came from a time that could barely imagine commercial aviation, let alone space travel,” Balding said. “To this day, the moon remains a symbol of the limitless possibilities of humanity – much like the sight of a woman on the flying trapeze or a man walking on the wire.” 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.
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Sheldon celebrating 100th Anniversary 2013-14 concert season announced The Sheldon’s current 100th Anniversary season is coming to a close but the great music will continue into the next season with a brand new line up of criticallyacclaimed performers. Don’t miss your chance to hear this fantastic music amid the intimacy and perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. The Sheldon has announced its 2013-2014 concert season, which includes five series: “Jazz at The Sheldon,” “Fantastic Folk,”
Quartet, Rickie Lee Jones, Chucho Valdés, David Grisman FolkJazz Trio, Habib Koité and Raul Midón, David Halen and John McEuen and John Carter Cash. Subscribers may also add special concerts to their subscription order, including Sheldon Sessions presentation Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Taj Mahal as part of the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival, Chris Thile-solo, Audra McDonald and Iris DeMent. The Sheldon will also continue to offer the popular “Choose Your Own” Series, designed for busy music lovers whose schedule makes
“Sheldon Classics,” “Saturday Matinees” and “Coffee Concerts,” plus a variety of special concerts and educational programming. New this year, “Peter Martin Music: Live” will be available by subscription. All performance tickets are available started at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13 by calling the Sheldon at (314) 533-9900 or visiting www. TheSheldon.org. Among the artists scheduled for the season are the Brubeck Brothers
it difficult to attend all concerts in a particular series. The “Peter Martin Music” series featuring St. Louis’ own jazz pianist Peter Martin will continue as well. Martin brings jazz home to the Lou with this exciting new series featuring special guests. Concerts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2; Friday, Feb. 7, 2014; and Sunday, March 30, 2014. For more information, visit www.TheSheldon. org or www.petermartinmusic.com.
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Erin Bode, above, and Taj Mahal, below Tickets cost $60 VIP, $45 orchestra or $40 balcony. The subscription price is $150 VIP, $110 orchestra or $95 balcony. All-Access tickets provide premium seating, free parking, use of the Patrons Lounge and a backstage pass and will be available for all Sheldon series concerts. Subscription prices remain unchanged for the 2013-14 season. “Jazz at The Sheldon” series tickets are $150 orchestra and $135 balcony, “Fantastic Folk” series tickets are $180 orchestra and $160 balcony, “Sheldon Classics” series tickets are $75 orchestra and $60 balcony, “Coffee Concerts” are $65 orchestra and $55 balcony, “Saturday Matinee” tickets are $20 per adult subscription ticket and $10 per child. “Peter Martin Music” is $150 VIP, $110 orchestra and $95 balcony. All new subscriptions will go on sale Monday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and sales will continue through the first concert in each series. To order subscription tickets, call The Sheldon at (314) 533-9900 or log-on to www.TheSheldon.org. Single tickets for all concerts (unless otherwise noted) go on sale at 10 a.m. August 10 through MetroTix at (314) 534-1111 or at www.TheSheldon.org. Following are the performances that are scheduled at this time for the 2013-14 season: “Jazz at the Sheldon” Don’t miss four nights of top vocalists, instrumentalists and hot Latin jazz. The concerts take place at 8 p.m. on Saturdays. • The Brubeck Brothers Quartet** will perform on Oct. 5. Trombonist and bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck, sons of the legendary Dave Brubeck, lead a top quartet with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. On this special tribute to their father, enjoy fresh versions of Brubeck classics like “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” as well as the quartet’s original compositions. Tickets are $45 orchestra, $40 balcony and $15 students. • Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human will perform on Jan. 18, 2014. With performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on HBO’s
“Treme” to his credit, Jonathan Batiste has ignited the New York City music scene. He has toured to over 40 countries and is currently Associate Artistic Director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Join Batiste and his Stay Human band for a night of high energy music inspired by his New Orleans roots. Tickets are $40 orchestra, $35 balcony and $15 students. • The Chucho Valdés Quintet will perform Feb. 15, 2014. The winner of five Grammy awards and three Latin Grammy awards, Dionisio Jesus “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez is one of the most acclaimed Cuban musicians of his generation. The pianist and composer, hailed as “the Dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world‟s great virtuosic pianists” by the New York Times, is revered throughout the international jazz community as the forefather of Afro-Cuban jazz. Tickets are $45 orchestra, $40 balcony and $15 students. • Catherine Russell will perform April 19, 2014. Catherine Russell is an emerging jazz artist not to be missed. Hailing from a musically prominent family, this jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist has performed and recorded with artists from Steely Dan and David Bowie to Michael Feinstein and Rosanne Cash. A curator of lesser known blues, jazz and swing tunes from the American Songbook, Russell breathes new life into American popular song. Tickets cost $40 orchestra, $35 balcony and $15 students. “Jazz at the Sheldon” subscription price is $150 orchestra and $135 balcony. “Fantastic Folk” This series celebrates the best in acoustic, Americana and folk music with string virtuosos, singer/ songwriters, world music and more. Concerts take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays. • The David Grisman FolkJazz Trio** will perform Oct. 11. For nearly half a century, mandolinist/ composer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. A string music pioneer and innovator, Grisman has performed and recorded with
everyone from Jerry Garcia and Peter Rowan, to Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor. Tickets cost $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. • Five-time Grammy nominee Rickie Lee Jones will perform Nov. 8. Jones made an immediate and profound impact on the music world when she released her first album more than 30 years ago. From her legendary television debut on Saturday Night Live, to her more recent projects that explore society and the legacy of her generation, Rickie Lee Jones remains a unique artist of undeniable influence on singers and songwriters today. Tickets cost $45 orchestra and $40 balcony. • Acclaimed singer/songwriter Greg Brown will perform Jan. 31, 2014 The Grammy-nominee has more than a dozen albums to his credit, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin. Tickest cost $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. • Habib Koité and Raul Midón will perform Feb. 28, 2014. This inspired cross-genre pairing unites Malian superstar Habib Koité with American singer/songwriter Raul Midón. Guitarist Koité is one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, whose influences range from flamenco and blues, to the music of his native country. Midón combines folk-pop, old-school soul and Latin influences with a voice than has been compared to Stevie Wonder. Tickest cost $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. • John McEuen and John Carter Cash and Family will perform April 25, 2014. This multi-media event celebrates the music of the landmark recording of the “Circle” album, which featured Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more. Dirt Band co-founder John McEuen hosts as John Carter Cash, with special guests, join together for an unforgettable night of music. Tickets cost $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. “Fantastic Folk” subscription Price is $180 orchestra and $160 balcony. Continued on following page
Music Sheldon Continued from previous page “Sheldon Classics” Symphony concertmaster David Halen is featured on all three “Sheldon Classics” concerts that celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Louis in 1764 by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. A complimentary dessert reception and an opportunity to meet the artists follows each concert. Concerts take place at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. This season the Sheldon continues its partnership with the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation for the commission of a series of new musical works. • Violinist David Halen and members of the St. Louis Symphony will perform the “Greatest Hits of 1764” Jan. 29, 2014. Halen leads members of the St. Louis Symphony in Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, written when the wunderkind was only eight years old. This small chamber orchestra of symphony musicians will also perform a new first symphony by a young composer, as well as the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Christian Bach and Franz Josef Haydn. Tickets cost $30 orchestra, $25 balcony and $15 students. • “St. Louis at 100” will take place Feb. 26, 2014. Two cherished Missouri folk singers, Dave Para and Cathy Barton, join David Halen for music from the Civil War era. The folk duo are multi-instrumentalists and helped found the Missouri Folk Festival more than 20 years ago. Halen and members of the symphony perform classical music from the era and also “Ashokan Farewell,” written for the PBS Civil War series. Tickets cost $30 orchestra, $25 balcony and $15 students. • Jazz pianist and composer Peter Martin and violinist David Halen join together to perform “Jazz Meets Classical: The 20th Century and Beyond” April 23, 2014. Martin, music director for jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, recently wrote a major jazz/classical work for the 100th Anniversary of the Sheldon, combining top jazz musicians and a string quartet of David Halen and members of the symphony. Tickets cost $30 orchestra, $25 balcony and $15 students. “Sheldon Classics” subscription price is $75 orchestra and $60 balcony. • Cutting-edge chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound will return for its second “St. Louis Season!” Oct. 9** and Feb. 6, 2014. The ensemble performs the newest music being composed today with energetic virtuosity and a sense of adventure, creating programs that not only span a wide range of styles, but also transform the traditional concert experience itself. Tickets cost $20 orchestra and $15 balcony general admission. “Coffee Concerts” Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room, just before these one-hour concerts begin at 10 a.m. in the historic Sheldon Concert Hall. (** indicates subscription series date) • Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers** will perform Tuesday, Oct. 15** and Wednesday, Oct. 16. This group entertains audiences around St. Louis and beyond with their exciting blend of authentic hot jazz, swing, rhythm & blues and rock and roll, spanning the 1920s through 1950s. Fronted by a high energy female vocalist and backed by a swingin’ rhythm section, Miss Jubilee is a favorite among swing dancers and fans of all ages who enjoy uplifting and energetic music. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony. • The St. Louis Ragtimers will perform Tuesday, Nov. 19** and Wednesday, Nov. 20. Featuring Trebor Tichenor on piano, Al Striker on banjo, Bill Mason on trumpet and Don Franz on tuba, the St. Louis Ragtimers perform a dynamic style of ragtime and Dixieland jazz to create a unique style that harkens back to the old St. Louis riverboats. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony. • The Charles Glenn Holiday Concert will return by popular demand Tuesday, Dec. 10** and Wednesday, Dec. 11. Vocalist Charles Glenn is a fixture on the St. Louis music scene, from opening for national acts such as Smokey Robinson to performing the national anthem
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Gumbohead at major sporting events. Glenn will perform a heartwarming blend of holiday favorites and jazz standards, perfect for the season. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony. • Clarion Brass Tuesday, Feb. 11** and Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Composed of five of the best brass players St. Louis has to offer, the Clarion Brass captures the beauty and majesty of brass repertoire. Led by St. Louis favorite, trumpeter Mary Weber, Clarion Brass performs numerous concerts, educational master classes and private events throughout the St. Louis area. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony. • Swing DeVille Tuesday, April 29** and Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Blending stringed instruments and a myriad of musical styles, Swing DeVille creates a unique, “unplugged” listening experience, drawing on musical influences from the early western swing sound, old-time fiddle and bluegrass, to big band, gypsy-jazz, New Orleans jazz, and pop music of the ‘20s through the ‘40s. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony. “Coffee Concerts” subscription price is $65 orchestra and $55 balcony (Tuesday mornings). **Part of the American Arts Experience-St. Louis • Special Coffee Concert (not part of subscription series) - Red Lehr and the St. Louis Rivermen will perform at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. After 25 plus years of music making under the leadership of now-retired Jean Kittrell, and their new leader, David “Red” Lehr, the St. Louis Rivermen are continuing to delight audiences everywhere with their unique blend of virtuosity and unbridled energy and enthusiasm. A thorough knowledge of traditional jazz, plus years of experience in numerous traditional bands form the solid foundation of their music. Tickets cost $15 orchestra and $12 balcony (not included in subscription package). “Saturday Matinees” Bring the entire family for these lively matinee concerts at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. • Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats will perform Feb. 8, 2014. Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats, a self-described Jump/Swingin’/ Rockin’/Boogie/BluesaBilly band, was founded in Austin, Texas in 1989 and relocated to St. Louis in 1995. From swingin’, shuffling, blues to ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly, their fun-filled sets have made them a favorite of swing dance clubs and music fans throughout the city. Tickets cost $10 adult reserved and $5 child reserved. • Gumbohead will perform March 1, 2014. Inspired by New Orleans and southwest
Louisiana, Gumbohead performs zydeco, funk, blues, jazz, R&B and more. The group has opened for several legendary Louisiana artists including the Neville Brothers, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Buckwheat Zydeco and more, and their sound is guaranteed to make you move and shake. Tickets cost $10 adult reserved and $5 child reserved. • Pepperland, “The Beatles Revue” will perform April 26, 2014. Acclaimed band Pepperland performs fresh, off-beat takes on the Beatles’ well-known and beloved songs, creating a perfect setting for a new generation of fans to enjoy their classic music. Tickets cost $10 adult reserved and $5 child reserved. “Saturday Matinees” subscription price is $20 adult and $10 child. “Special Concerts” In addition to its regular series of concerts, the Sheldon also offers a selection of special concerts featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed performers. Add variety to your series with these special concerts. • Sheldon Sessions: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013. Two of the world’s most highly regarded banjo players, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, take the Sheldon stage in a very rare duo performance. Throughout the years, Fleck and Washburn have found joy in making music together, whether for their own pleasure, during a year of touring with the Sparrow Quartet or impromptu live performances. Tickets cost $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. • The St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival featuring Taj Mahal will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. Taj Mahal appears as part of the 2nd Annual Folk and Roots Festival, a three-day event co-presented by Folk School of St. Louis-a service of 88.1 KDHX! Concert only cost is $45 orchestra and $40 balcony. Packages are: $60 full weekend and $50 Saturday. • Chris Thile will give a solo performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 16.** October 16, 2013. Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass,
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classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this new program, he draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music. Tickets cost $30 orchestra and $25 balcony. • ArtSounds! Divas and Designers will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Featuring vocal divas Erin Bode and Coco Soul, this unique program combines great music and a high-end fashion show. It will be an event not to be missed, combining glorious music, the latest in gala fashion, and the opportunity to see an amazing fashion exhibit to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries. Patron tickets cost $500, $250 and $100. Concert-only tickets cost $35 orchestra and $30 balcony. Patron tickets in support of the Sheldon Art Galleries are on sale now and include preferred seating, a pre-concert reception, and a tax deduction. Call the Sheldon at (314) 533-9900. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 14, 2013, but subscribers can request single tickets with their subscription order. Tickets will be assigned before the general on sale date. • Audra McDonald will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 as part of the Friends of The Sheldon Benefit. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress. With a record-tying five Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today’s most highly regarded performers. Patron tickets cost $150 and $125. Concert-only tickets cost $50 orchestra and $45 balcony. Patron tickets in support of Sheldon educational programs are on sale now and include preferred seating, a post-concert reception, and a tax deduction. Call the Sheldon at (314) 533-9900. Single tickets go on sale Oct. 5, 2013, but subscribers can request single tickets with their subscription order. Tickets will be assigned before the general on sale date. • Singer/songwriter Iris DeMent will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 22. DeMent grew up immersed in gospel and traditional country music. She returns to the Sheldon with her distinctive voice and innate storytelling ability. Tickets cost $35 orchestra and $30 balcony. **Part of the American Arts Experience-St. Louis
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Music Tuning in Steely Dan to appear information, and on-sale dates. at the Peabody Alabama will return Legendary jazz-rock icons Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have to the Fox announced that Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2013, taking their Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day Tour to over four dozen stops throughout North America. Opening in Atlantic City on July 19, the tour hits major markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston, with additional special engagements to be announced soon. Tickets for several shows are on-sale now, with most on-sale dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Most shows will offer pre-sales for American Express cardmembers. Steely Dan will appear at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Aug. 5. Concertgoers can expect an evening of the same high-level of musical excellence that garnered raves from fans and critics alike, and which was described by the LA Times thusly: "Everyone gathered Friday evening was a believer â€” and they were treated to something close to rapture." The Chicago SunTimes raved "This was different. This was live. This was vibrant. This was a cascade of color carried along by Fagen, Becker, eight brilliant supporting musicians and three superb backing vocalists." Onstage, Donald and Walter will be joined by those same eight brilliant supporting musicians, now appearing as The Bipolar Allstars (featuring Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, and Jon Herington on guitar), along with The Borderline Brats â€” three sublime, soulful songbirds. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dan's extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. As always with the adventurous Fagen and Becker, a few surprises may be in store as well. Visit www.steelydan.com for up-to-the minute tour news,
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.Â Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10 am at www.metrotix.com, (314) 534-1111, or the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $52.50 and a limited number of VIP packages are also available. Â "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 Year, two Grammy wins and two People's Choice Awards, as
well as their very own "star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country Awards' "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011. For more information, visit www. thealabamaband.com.
LL COOL J and Ice Cube top tour lineup Tw o - t i m e G r a m m y - w i n n i n g re c o rd i n g a r t i s t , L L C O O L J featuring DJ Z-Trip, will headline the â€œKings Of The Micâ€? Tour, which will prove to be this summer â€™s ultimate Hip-Hop music experience. Joined by legendary artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, the Tour will kick-off May 23, 2003 in Tucson, AZ and wrap-up in Los Angeles, CA on July 7, 2013. This tour underscores what true authentic Hip-Hop music is based on, with these groundbreaking artists bringing their music to fans across generations. â€œThe Kings Of The Micâ€? tour will visit 26 cities, including the Scottrade Center on June 1. Tickets are available now at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster. com or call 800-745-3000.Â Tickets purchased through phone, outlets and internet are subject to additional
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Thursday, May 2 Aaron Carter, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Elsinore w/ Union Tree Review, Scarlet Tanager, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Dick Dale w/Lookout Joe, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Featherstone Drive, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. The Midnight Ghost Train, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. J.R. w/Kenny DeShields, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Acoustics Anonymous w/Dan Roth & The Broth, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3 Pure X, Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Arianna String Quartet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Crossroads Senior Legacy Benefit feat. Subliminal Dream, Micah Manaitai, Since 1902, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. Space Cats on Mushrooms II feat. Dan Bain & Sassmouth, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. Doldrums, The Firebird, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Petty Cash Junction w/Clockwork, Bella &
Lily, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Tracy Morgan, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Brewer & Shipley, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. St. Louis City Limits: Crossroads Senior Legacy Benefit, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Apop Records' 9th Birthday Celebration feat. Ghost Ice, Cave of Swords, Gel Set, Umberto, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Mathias & The Pirates Album Release Party w/Superhero Killer, Thelonius Kryptonite, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anthony Jeselnik, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Tom Chapin Children's Show, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. Tom Chapin, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 6:30 p.m. Levi Lowry w/Tess Hannah, Dustin Clark, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Battle For Pointfest: Grand Finals, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 Arvin Mitchell & Friends, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. LBJ presents Open Mic Night, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires w/ Paul & The Tall Trees, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Twin Tigers, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Transit w/All Get Out, Seahaven, Young Statues, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. Community Music School, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. Specticast: Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m.
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From Distant Shores w/Steven Roth, Max Lane, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Generationals w/Brass Bed, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Snarky Puppy, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Camper Van Beethoven w/Healing Power, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. M i d L i f e Vi c e s , Wi l d e y T h e a t r e , Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m. Acoustics Anonymous w/Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.
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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 year’s artists include: June 5: The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The band takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama with a bit of Motown, Southern rock, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix. June 12: Terence Blanchard is one of the most recognized and influential jazz musicians working today. A trumpeter, band leader, arranger and film score composer, he was integral in the jazz resurgence of the 1980s. Blanchard is a five-time Grammy award winner, and is famously known for composing scores for several Spike Lee films. June 19: Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her ability to sing not only blues and gospel but rock, pop, country and R&B have earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the Riverfront Times and a starring role
in a Black Repertory Theater production of “Ain’t Nothin But The Blues.” June 26: Ransom Note is an all-original band made up of veteran musicians of the St. Louis music scene. The band now sails on making music that's so groove-tastic, smooth and soulful. July 3: Beth Bombara, one of the most prolific and talented singer/songwriters in St. Louis, Bombara's music pleases fans and critics alike. Effortlessly combining indie rock, folk and Americana, she describes her style as, "If Lucinda Williams and Neil Young took a road trip." July 10: Victor & Penny, a Kansas City and Chicago born duo, singing music they call “antique pop” on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs. July 17: Montez Coleman & Willie Akins Project, Tenor saxophonist Willie Akins and drummer Montez Coleman team up to produce strait-ahead jazz. Akins has been treating St. Louis to his masterful sax tones for decades. He's worked with jazz greats Jack Haynes, Roy McDuff and McCoy Tyner. Coleman has toured internationally with the likes of Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis. Both men are St. Louis natives. July 24: Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes, are one of the most festive variety bands in St. Louis performing swingin’ hot jazz from the 1920's to the 50's. Their influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone and the Nat King Cole Trio - just to name a few. Be sure to wear your dancin' shoes... you're going to need them! July 31: Big George Brock, began blowing the harp when he was eight years old. Since then, he’s shared stage or studio with the likes
of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lee Kizart, Albert King, Hubert Sumlin, Big Bad Smitty, Jimbo Mathus, Watermelon Slim, Steven Seagal and others. Aug. 7: The Scandaleros are a multi-genre band from St. Louis who deliver a unique brand of greasy bayou blues rock. Formed in 2009, the band’s members are fans of a wide variety of musical traditions. They collectively represent a wide range of styles, including Southern funk and guitar blues. Whitaker Music Festival Whitaker Music Festival concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn of the Cohen Amphitheater, just west of the Climatron® dome on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert series is the only time of year when picnicking is allowed on Garden grounds. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers; no barbecue grills, fireworks, sparklers or pets. Picnic fare and bar items will be available for purchase on site. The Garden is a tobacco-free campus; smoking is not allowed anywhere, indoors or outside, and visitors will be asked to extinguish or discard tobacco items. Soliciting is not permitted. Wednesday evening admission is free after 5 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 p.m. on concert evenings, with free admission after 5 p.m. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. An additional concert entry site will be open
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on Tower Grove Avenue and Magnolia located on the south end of the Garden. For more information, visit www.mobot. org/events/whitaker or call the recorded hotline at (314) 577-5100. In the event of inclement weather, check the Garden’s website, Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/ mobotnews) or Facebook page (www. facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden) for immediate concert updates.
P!nk to perform in St. Louis Due to overwhelming demand, P!nk will extend her highly-acclaimed and sold out, "The Truth About Love Tour" presented by Covergirl, to a total of 60 shows. The tour's electric crowds have enthusiastically embraced her unique brand of high-energy theatrics and emotion-fueled performances that have secured her place in history as one of the most spectacular performers "The Truth About Love Tour" presented by Covergirl, will begin the second leg of newly announced dates on October 10th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and will make 34 stops as it works its way to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 2013. Pink will appear at the Scottrade Center on Nov. 11. P!nk kicked-off the North American tour on February 13th, garnering accolades from critics and fans alike with every extraordinary, imaginative and physical performance along the way. "One of this generation’s most consistently and dependably entertaining performers," said The Washington Post, while the Los Angeles Times raved, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative physical performer in pop right now.”
Travel Show-Me State offers numerous options for water lovers By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge There was a time when summer for my family meant float trips on Missouri’s Current and Meramec Rivers. My parents were avid floaters for several years and frequently took part in church float trips along with my older brother and sister. Our family photo albums are full of faded pictures from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s of everyone (except me) relaxing in the sunshine or posing happily with a paddle in hand. There’s even a photo of my very first float trip – sort of. My mom, being about four months pregnant with me, opted to follow the floaters by car during the day and camp with them at night. She’s smiling happily for the camera standing beside the river with a growing bump. Yep, floating is in my blood I guess. Years later, I spent many a happy summer’s day playing in the crystalclear water of the Black River. I alternated between floating down a gentle stretch of the water in an inner tube and catching tadpoles by the water’s edge. It’s no wonder that floating is such a popular past time in this part of the country. Most Missouri rivers provide families with gentle currents to glide along. There is certainly plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a river, and the beautiful Missouri countryside is not to be missed. Floating is both fun for the family and excellent value for money. The economy may be on the road to recovery, but many families are still opting for a staycation
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Kayakers enjoy the Current River, above, and the North Fork of the White River, below. over a vacation. If that’s you, then take a look at these top 10 trips recommended by Tom Uhlenbrock for the Missouri Division of Tourism, and start planning your own summer float trip. Just remember to wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops!) to keep out the rocks and sand and pack a high SPF sunblock. See you on the river! Top 10 Float Trips in Missouri: Current River – “The top stretches beginning at its headwaters at Montauk State Park are the best,” writes Uhlenbrock. “Baptist Camp to Cedargrove, Cedargrove to Akers, Akers to Pulltite and Pulltite to Round Spring all are wonderful day floats. Be sure to visit the ruins of
the old sanitarium at Welch Spring above Akers. The park service has a nice campground at Pulltite. Lodging is available at the state park (MoStateParks.com) and at Round Spring Retreat (RoundSpringRetreat. com), a single ridge-top cabin overlooking the river.” Jacks Fork – “The bluff-lined top of the river is called The Prongs, and is one of the most wild and scenic river stretches in Missouri. The river from Alley Spring to Eminence usually has floatable water yearround because of the flow from the spring. River’s Edge Resort (RiversEdge.com) is right on the river at Eminence and offers a variety of lodging.”
The upper Meramec – “The top section, from Short Bend to Cook Station, is beautiful wilderness, but floatable only in good water. The river down to Meramec State Park is great for family floats. Lodging, camping and float trips are available at the state park, and with (Ozark Outdoors.)” Huzzah Creek – “A lovely, gentle stream with plenty of gravel bars for picknicking.” Courtois Creek – “Much like its sister river, the Huzzah. A nice float begins at Bass River Resort or Huzzah Valley campground and ends at the low-water bridge at Scotia.” Black River – “Known for
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its clarity, the river has several floats out of Lesterville. The East Fork of the Black goes through Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. It’s not floatable, but well worth a visit. Wilderness Lodge Resort (WildernessLodgeResortltd.com) has rustic cabins on the river and serves home-cooked meals in its vintage dining hall.” Niangua – “The river begins at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, and is popular with floaters from Kansas City and Springfield. Can be crowded on summer Saturdays. Lodging is available at the park and at nearby motels that cater to the trout anglers.” North Fork of the White – “A fabulous float but little used because of its location near the Arkansas border in south-central Missouri. A good day float begins at the Hammond Camp access near Dora and ends at River of Life Farm (RiverofLifeFarm.com), a resort with a restaurant and cabins at the river’s edge. The latest addition, the River Lighthouse Cabin, has two bedrooms, both with jetted tubs, a gas fireplace and a covered porch that looks down on the glistening water.” Elk – “In southwest Missouri, the river is popular with floaters in that section of the state.” Eleven Point – “A gorgeous float, especially from the Greer Spring access to Turner Mill. The spring adds 220 million gallons of clear, cold water to the river each day, making for good floating throughout the year. Take the milelong hike down to the spring and see one of Missouri’s most beautiful spots.” For more information about planning a float trip in Missouri, visit the Missouri Division of Tourism’s website at www.visitmo. com
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Religion Mormons using lower mission age before college ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Nick Emery — a three-time Utah state champion and two-time state high school player of the year — was courted by college basketball super-powers UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina. But the 6-foot-2-inch point guard spurned them all, and won’t be playing basketball anytime soon. Emery is just weeks away from starting a two-year Mormon mission to Germany. The Brigham Young University-bound Emery is not the first elite Mormon athlete to put his career on hold for a mission, but he is among the very first who will leave right after high school at 18 under new rules announced last fall by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By lowering the minimum missionary age for men to 18, from 19, Emery and other Mormon college athletes can navigate around the cumbersome path generations of Mormon athletes who came before them had to maneuver. The age for women was dropped to 19, from 21. Until now, Mormon athletes had to play or redshirt for one year after high school until they turned 19. After a two-year hiatus, they come back to complete their careers. By being able to go on a mission first, Emery said he will start his BYU career more mature and with better leadership skills. “Two years is a long time to mature and really figure out who I am,” said the 18-year-old Emery. “This is a big bonus. You can go straight out and get those two years done and then you have four straight years in college.”
The change in the minimum age, the first since 1960, already has sent ripples across Mormon culture, affecting college enrollments, and likely how young people date, marry and start families. The effects are most evident in Utah, where 1.9 million Mormons live and the home of the church’s worldwide headquarters. It completely alters the landscape for Mormon college athletes, giving them another option as they consider their own physical and mental maturity and try to optimize playing time. Five months after the surprise announcement from LDS officials, U basketball coach Dave Rose said it appears that most basketball players will go straight on a mission out of high school. The change will lead to some extra juggling of the roster at BYU in the coming years, but should reap long-term benefits for the Mormon-owned university in Provo, Utah. “The continuity of them coming in and being here for four or five consecutive years will hopefully help us manage our roster a lot better,” said Rose, BYU head coach since 2005. Though the church lowered the minimum age, LDS church leaders emphasized that each person should carefully assess his or her situation. That’s what BYU-bound Eric Mika did before he ultimately opted to stick to his original plan and play a year before going on mission at 19. Rose said Mika made a good decision. Not only will he have a chance to play right away with several BYU big men graduating, but he will benefit from another year of competition after sitting out his junior season due to having
transferred high schools. For Emery, though, going early was an easy decision and one that Rose said will benefit him. BYU already has several talented guards on next year ’s team, meaning playing time would have been difficult. After the announcement, Emery quickly set into motion a plan to graduate early. He’ll enter the Missionary Training Center on May 1, and head off to serve in Frankfurt, Germany, about six weeks later. That puts him back home in May of 2015 — six months before the start of basketball season. Under the old rules, the only athletes able to go on a mission straight out of high school were those who were already 19, meaning they almost always had August or September birthdays. That brought them back from their missions in the fall and made it difficult to get in basketball shape for the next season. Rose predicts most players will follow Emery’s lead and go in the spring, which should make the transition back into college basketball much smoother. Missionaries generally have one hour of physical activity built into their busy, daily schedules. But they can do more if they choose to wake up earlier. It’s up to the mission presidents how much somebody like Emery can play pickup basketball, though strenuous games that could lead to injury and compromise the goal of the mission are usually frowned upon. BYU sophomore Tyler Haws, for instance, played occasional pickup games while on his mission in the Philippines.
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“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”
If a big, dumb action movie knows it’s a big, dumb action movie and revels in that fact, is that preferable to a big, dumb action movie making the mistake of thinking it’s significant, relevant art? That’s the question to ponder here — if you can think straight and your ears aren’t ringing too badly. This sequel of sorts to the 2009 blockbuster “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra” seems to have some cheeky fun with itself, from Bruce Willis cheerily revealing the arsenal he’s hiding in his quiet suburban home to RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan essentially showing up and playing himself. A major city is obliterated with the touch of a button and several others are in peril as the world hinges on nuclear destruction in what amounts to a hammy game of chicken. Nothing matters really. This is a movie based on a Hasbro toy, after all — it’s all spectacle and bombast. But at least “G.I. Joe” is aware of its vapidity compared to, say, last week’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” in which North Korean terrorists took over the White House in selfserious fashion, but our Secret Service agent-hero found time to make wedged-in, smart-alecky quips on the way to saving the day. That’s not to say that this “G.I. Joe” is good, aside from a couple of dazzling action set pieces, but at least it’s efficient in its muscular mindlessness. Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce, Adrianne Palicki and Byung-hun Lee star. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality. RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
Plot-twisting puzzlers are a bubble market in the movies these days, with an arms race of “Inception”-like reality reversals that flip like a coin until dizzy audiences lose all interest in how it lands. That’s the case with Danny Boyle’s latest, a mind-bending neo-noir with continually shifting layers but little beyond its stylish plot machinations. James McAvoy is Simon, a London auctioneer who either assists or double-crosses a well-planned gang led by Frank (the excellent Vincent Cassel) in stealing a lucrative Goya. A blow to the head has sapped Simon of his memory, leading the crew to enlist a hypnotist (Rosario Dawson) to elicit the location of the missing painting. This is, naturally, when the script by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge begins to play with Simon’s hypnosis. The movie drifts in and out of consciousness, guided by Dawson’s silky voice. Is Simon our protagonist or villain? Are Simon’s memories being uncovered or implanted? It’s Dawson’s fleshy, commanding presence that helps melt the movie’s right angles. But by the time a full picture of her hypnotist arrives, the movie’s succession of implausible trapdoors has rendered any big reveal about as satisfactory as a punch line to a 20-minutelong knock-knock joke. RATED: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language. RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
Nine years after his impressive debut “Primer,” writer-
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director Shane Carruth is back with his much-anticipated follow-up, which is just as daring and original at the opposite end of the aesthetic spectrum. If “Primer” was cerebral and methodical in allowing its mystery to unfurl, Carruth’s latest creates a totally different kind of suspense as a hypnotic sensory experience. This is a capital-A arthouse movie, definitely not for everyone. Carruth throws you in the deep end at the start and challenges you until the end. His mesmerizing use of imagery — of textures and sounds, of crisp lighting and radiant natural beauty — has a haunting, lyrical quality reminiscent of Terrence Malick. But he also injects some moments that are so horrific and squirm-inducing, they’re downright Cronenbergian. Kris (Amy Seimetz, showing bravery and great range) and Jeff (Carruth himself, quick-witted and impulsive) find themselves strangely intrigued by each other while riding the same commuter train every morning. They don’t realize it for a while, but they both have been subjected to scientific experimentation that has damaged their lives, finances and careers, the details of which come back in fleeting wisps of memory. The film’s meaning is open to interpretation, but the artistry on display is indisputable, and thrilling. RATED: Not rated but contains some violence and some bloody and disturbing images. RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
Jackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the first black player in Major League Baseball. Writer-director Brian Helgeland’s Robinson biopic is a class act itself, though not always an engaging act. It’s such a familiar story that any faithful film biography almost inevitably will turn out predictable, even a bit routine. With an earnest performance by Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and an enjoyably self-effacing turn by Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey, “42” hits every button you expect very ably. It riles with its re-creations of the heartless, ignorant racism to which Robinson was subjected. It uplifts with its depictions of Robinson’s restraint and fortitude. It inspires with its glimpses of support and compassion from teammates and fans. Yet like a sleepy, low-scoring ballgame, the film is not the jolt of energy and entertainment we wish it could be. The story plays out safely and methodically, centering on his rise to the majors from 1945-47 and letting that time unfold with slow, sturdy momentum. Helgeland’s dialogue becomes preachy at times, and the film often languishes in soapiness. Boseman and Ford forge a nice bond, while Christopher Meloni is a delight in a short appearance as Dodgers manager Leo Durocher. Alan Tudyk delivers perfectly in an ugly role as a rival manager hurling racial slurs at Robinson. RATED: PG-13 for thematic elements including language. RUNNING TIME: 128 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
“To the Wonder”
More than any other of Terrence Malick’s films, his latest distills his distinctive approach. There’s hardly
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any dialogue at all, just the story of a French-speaking Ukrainian single mother, Marina (Olga Kurylenko), and her up-and-down romance with Neil (Ben Affleck). He’s a kind of sample-taking environmental scientist of polluted blue-collar areas who brings Marina and her 10-year-old daughter, Tatiana (Tatiana Chiline), from vibrant, sundrenched Paris to his home in an austere suburban development in Oklahoma. The particular events and ruptures in Neil and Marina’s relationship aren’t closely followed, only the familiar tidal swells of love and loneliness. During a separation, a local former flame (Rachel McAdams) also drifts in, forming an evanescent triangle. What this is, then, is a straightforward, abstractly rendered rumination on love, mostly from Marina’s perspective. “What is this love that loves us?” she wonders. The state of bliss she finds with Neil — on a train to Paris, on the shores of Mont Saint-Michel, on the plains of Oklahoma — is inevitably, mysteriously fleeting. Malick places these questions in a spiritual context. Javier Bardem plays a tangentially-related priest who wanders heavily among the unfortunate. The lead performances don’t pull it off, and the film is missing something to bind it. But if it’s a failure, it’s the best kind. It strives, in a superficial medium, to communicate something universal about our inner nature. Cinema is a cathedral for Malick, and in it, light is heavenly. RATED: R for some sexuality and nudity. RUNNING TIME: 113 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.
In this sleek, post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller from “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise plays a flyboy repairman living a removed, Jetsons-like existence above an invaded and deserted Earth. From a sparse dock where he lives with his supervisor and girlfriend, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), Jack makes daily flights in his spacecraft to the Earth’s barren surface. “We’re the mopup crew,” he says. (Cruise as WALL-E.) He tells us that it’s been 60 years since aliens invaded, first knocking out the moon and then leading to a devastating nuclear war. Though humans, he says, won out, they had to abandon the planet’s surface (New York is buried up to the Empire State Building’s needle), taking refuge on a moon of Saturn. On a desolate Earth, the only beings remaining are hiding bands of Scavengers (“Scavs”) that look something like a cross between the Tusken Raiders of “Star Wars” and Milli Vanilli. Monitoring the land are white, round drones that appear like floating cue balls from afar, but menacing robot killers up close. We’ve seen many of the elements here in countless science fiction tales before, but we’ve seldom seen them more beautifully rendered. The film declines — as so many sci-fi films do — as the puzzles are solved. But for those who enjoy the simple thrill of handsomely stylized image-making, the movie is mostly mesmerizing. With Morgan Freeman as a rebel leader in a cape. RATED: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality. RUNNING TIME: 124 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
This publicity photo provided by Pantelion Films shows Gina Rodriguez as Filly Brown in a scene from the film, "Filly Brown."
Rodriguez saves "Filly's" uneven script By DAVID ROONEY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES (AP) — As both an actor and a rapper, Gina Rodriguez gives an empowered performance in “Filly Brown,” playing a young Los Angeles woman angling for hip-hop stardom as a means to help spring her mother from prison. But the heavy-handed, untidy story sense of co-directors Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos means not everything that surrounds the central figure has the same grit and authenticity. Borrowing stereotypical situations from urban African-American dramas and reworking them with Latino characters is not the same
as bringing something fresh to the screen. But the intensity of Rodriguez’s work, the muscular energy and slick style of the film and the pumping soundtrack should give it some commercial traction. Raised by her construction foreman father Jose (Lou Diamond Phillips) ever since her junkie mother Maria (the late Jenni Rivera) was incarcerated on drug charges, Majo (Rodriquez) has had to grow up fast. That includes keeping her pretty 17-year-old sister Lupe (Chrissie Fit) in line. Jose wants the girls to stay away from their mother’s toxic influence, but Majo visits her in secret. Informed by her mother of a possible break in her case, Majo seeks help from Maria’s lawyer
(Edward James Olmos). But Maria cares less about legal assistance than about raising $3,000 to pay a shady-sounding contact who “gets things done.” Why Majo never questions this ambiguous strategy — even as she’s forking over the hard-won dough to a patently sleazy operator — is one of many ways in which Delara’s screenplay undercuts the character’s intelligence. An amateur rapper, Majo gets an open-mic spot on local hip-hop radio. Adopting the name Filly Brown, she channels fierce conviction into kick-ass verses her mother claims to have written before things turned sour for her. She also sucker-punches cocky guest MC Wyatt (Joseph Julian Sora). The performance and her
feisty attitude earn her the professional and romantic attention of resident spinner DJ Santa (Braxton Millz) and the managerial interest of self-inflated music promoter Rayborn Ortiz (Chingo Bling). Again during her exploratory inroads into the music business, Delara’s script denies Majo the smarts she deserves, making her reckless and naive. Abandoning the militant Latino rap she and Santa have been experimenting with, she allows Rayborn to sex up her look and add a generic hoochie chorus. That puts her on the radar of producer Big Cee (Noel Gugliemi), whose sneering unscrupulousness borders on caricature. It also puts her in the same circle as Wyatt, who takes an instant liking to Lupe.
"Oblivion" cool but plodding By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge When I read a post on Facebook from my brother that he'd seen "Oblivion" during its opening weekend, I messaged him right back asking what he thought of a movie that only had five speaking roles, three of whom had been Oscar nominees and another a Bond Girl. He, of course, challenged me on a sixth character, but I didn't go for it. When you don't see someone's face clearly and their two lines are throwaways in background action they lose a little luster central to plot narrative. But that's what "Oblivion" is essentially, a loud, buzzy sci-fi film that hits high notes during its phenomenal action sequences, but leaves a lot to be desired with its plodding story and
somewhat predictable motivations. One could even argue - and I will that this is pretty much the line that Tom Cruise tows lately. For every great movie he does ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"), we're subjected to a promising one that just doesn't take off ("Rock of Ages"). "Oblivion" is a typical end-of-theworld story. Set some sixty years into our future, Earth has been reduced to a bastion of dangerous weather and radioactive wastelands after a nuclear war with some unfriendly interplanetary travelers destroyed our moon. I like the 'sci' part of this 'sci-fi' explanation at least. Don't mess with the tides, man! As the remaining human population plans to leave for a distant moon base, they leave behind worker drones and machinery to harvest sea water to
produce the energy they'll need for the long journey. Cold fusion has been uncovered, it seems, by this time. In order to keep the system running, Jack (Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) live in a cool space station (think the Jetsons' penthouse) where he slips down to the planet daily to repair offline robotics and she watches his back for Scavs, the dangerous invaders that lie in wait for his back to be turned just long enough to attack. Some of the cooler parts involve Jack flying his insect-shaped shuttle around disintegrated NYC landmarks like the Empire State Building (buried to its observation deck) and the Statue of Liberty (where her torch hand has been severed). Jack and Victoria share a lonely existence, but she is actively counting
down their last two weeks in orbit before they can join the last ship to Jupiter. A subtle romance is evident. Being the only two people they encounter would have to account for such a relationship, but we see love in her eyes with a far more loyal tint than in his. Jack's a little flaky, too, waking nightly to bizarre dreams of a past where he never lived. During one of his final missions, Jack encounters a crashed spaceship with dead crew members and one comatose officer named Julia (Olga Kurylenko) who just happens to be the woman of (literally) his dreams. While trying to console Victoria and save Julia and his wits, Jack is pushed up against two forces: the genteel Sally (Melissa Leo), the shifty boss he reports to via videoconference, and Beech (Morgan Freeman), an
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underutilized rebel who survives on the obliterated planet and offers Jack an alternative to working for "the man." Beech's vision of their current state is revolutionary and ultimately confusing. He opens Jack's eyes to certain truths behind the war, including cloning, government trickery, and a lot of other theories that make me wish for other great paranoid science fiction from the past, like Firefly. And that sixth character my brother brought up? He is billed as Sykes and played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and his biggest line is "Get back!" "Oblivion" runs 140 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity. I give this film one and a half stars out of four.
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The Arts "Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings and Photographs" Saint Louis Art Museum to host new exhibition By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
he Saint Louis Art Museum is celebrating the opening of two new main-floor galleries dedicated to works on paper with a free exhibition entitled “Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings and Photographs” now on show through Oct. 27.
The exhibition will focus on six areas in the museum’s works on paper collections, which includes about 14,000 prints, drawings and photographs. Three of the exhibition's six sections revolve around specific artists. These include Pieter Bruegel, George Caleb Bingham and Max Beckmann. Other sections of the exhibition are defined by a place or a time. Show highlights include
prints by Andrea Mantegna and Rembrandt van Rijn, and the steel etching plate for the print after George Caleb Bingham's painting, “The County Election,” which hangs in Gallery 336. A selection of 20th-century European prints, drawings, and photographs includes two largescale pastels of dancers by Edgar Degas, and Man Ray's solarized photograph, “Iris.” “Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings and Photographs” was selected from the museum’s collection along with two promised gifts. The exhibition is cocurated by Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings and photographs, and Eric Lutz, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs. These two new galleries, located in the historic 109-yearold main building, were formerly part of the museum’s temporaryexhibitions space. That has now been moved to the new East
For The Edge Above, Franz Marc, German, 1880–1916; Landscape with Animals, 1913; gouache and watercolor; 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Morton D. May 374:1955. Below, the Saint Louis Art Museum at Forest Park. Building, which was designed by Sir David Chipperfield and opens to the public on June 29. Other galleries of the former temporary-exhibition space will be used to highlight early European art. The opening of the new East Building will provide 21 additional galleries and bring the museum’s total number of galleries to 109, an increase of 30 percent. The East Building galleries will be used primarily for modern and contemporary art. In addition to enabling the museum to put more works on view in the Main Building, moving the temporary-exhibition space allowed the museum to re-open doorways and restore architect Cass Gilbert’s original design for how visitors can move through the historic 1904 building. The project will also include a new 2,500-square-foot restaurant big enough to accommodate up to 100 patrons with space for an additional 40 people in a private dining room, a new 60-seat café, a three-level parking garage with space for an extra 300 cars, expanded educational space and a dedicated entrance for school groups. The massive expansion project cost $130 million for construction
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costs, plus an additional $32 million to the museum’s endowment fund for increased operating costs. Financing for the project has come from a capital campaign – the largest for a cultural institution in the history of St. Louis – and funds from the museum’s foundation. The campaign has raised commitment of more than $160 million against its public goal of $145 million. The museum’s endowments totaled $127 million as of Dec. 31, 2012. Founded in 1879, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, preColumbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German art. Much more of the collections will be on public view starting on June 29, 2013, when the Saint Louis Art Museum opens its new East Building. Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free to all every day. For more information, call (314) 721-0072 or visit slam.org.
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Pictured are two scenes from "Rock of Ages," the smash musical.
Smash musical to fill a weekend at the Fox By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
ake a journey back to 1980s when Bill Cosby was the undisputed king of TV comedy, everybody knew your name at Cheers and Whitney Houston just wanted to dance with somebody.
romance takes place in the center of this chaotic world of heavy metal and hard partying. It becomes even more complicated when the womanizing glam rocker Stacee Jaxx arrives at the Bourbon Club. The story is told through hit
rock anthems from iconic ‘80s bands. The show features 28 classic rock tunes, including “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, “Renegade” by Styx, “Keep on Lovin’ You” by R.E.O. Speedwagon, “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner,
The Tony nominated musical “Rock of Ages” will bring those ‘80s memories flooding back when it returns to the Fox Theatre for four performances May 24 through 26. So put on some stonewashed jeans, tease out those mall bangs and get ready to rock out to some of the greatest songs of the Me Decade. Set in 1987 on L.A.’s famous Sunset Strip, “Rock of Ages” tells the story of small-town girl Sherrie who meets a big-city dreamer Drew in the strip’s Bourbon Room rock club. Throughout the ‘80s, the Sunset Strip was the place to be for up-and-coming glam rock musicians and their groupies for late nights of loud music and parties. Bands who wanted to make it big set their sights on playing “the circuit,” a trio of influential clubs that included the Whiskey, Roxy and the Troubadour. This was the era of arena rock with its celebratory rock anthems played in stadiums featuring huge video screens, pyrotechnics and laser light shows. This was rock music that demanded to be seen as well as heard. Sherrie and Drew’s budding
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“Shadows of the Night” by Pat Benatar, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi and “We Built This City” by Jefferson Starship among others. “Rock of Ages” premiered in July 2005 playing four shows over two days at King, King in L.A. The show
officially opened on Broadway on April 7, 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to rave reviews and standing room only audiences. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Design. The musical was also nominated for two Drama League Awards and nominated for two Outer Circle Critics Awards. “Rock of Ages” is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi and features a book by Chris D’Arienzo. Choreography is by Kelly Devine; original arrangements by David Gibbs; music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. Set design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Craig Cassidy and projection design is by Zachary Borovay. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. To purchase tickets, visit MetroTix.com, call (314) 534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office at 531 N. Grand Blvd. Ticket prices start at $30. Prices are subject to change; refer to www. FabulousFox.com for current pricing and content advisories. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located in Grand Center at 527 N. Grand Blvd. For additional information, visit www.rockofagesontour.com.
The Arts Artistic adventures 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. • The Music of Whitney Houston: Friday, May 17 at 8pm This concert will feature the beloved superstar ’s greatest hits, fully scored for orchestra and performed by the St. Louis Symphony. Songs will include “How Will I Know,” “Saving All My Love,” and “I Will Always Love You.” • Richard Hayman Celebration: Sunday, May 19 at 3pm Join the St. Louis Symphony as it celebrates Richard Hayman’s legendary career. Works on the program include Hayman’s arrangements of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Moon River,” and “Ruby,” just to name a few. • 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 Queen’s biggest hits, including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” • Music of Pink Floyd: Saturday, June 1 at 8pm. The rock n roll continues the next evening at Powell Hall as the STL Symphony plays the best of Pink Floyd, joined by an eight-member rock band. The concert will include selections from Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. • 1812 Overture: Saturday, June 8 at 8pm Tchaikovsky’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. • Five By Design: Club Swing!: Sunday, June 23 at 3pm Best known for their hit PBS specials, Five By Design’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. • 4 5 t h Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’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 “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m 64,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
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 prerecorded. 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
composed by The Rats & People M o t i o n P i c t u re O rc h e s t r a , " 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 20minute 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. For more information, please v i s i t w w w. s f s t l . c o m o r c a l l 314/531-9800.
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Thursday, May 2 Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. 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. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. 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. Yvette Dubinsky: There and Gone, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 15.
Friday, May 3 Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. 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. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. 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. 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. Yvette Dubinsky: There and Gone, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 15. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through October 27.
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p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. 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, 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. 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. Yvette Dubinsky: There and Gone, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 15. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27.
Sunday, May 5 Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Books & Paper Arts Fair, University of Missouri St. Louis Campus, St.
Maple and Vine, Hot City Theatre - Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents Smash/ Hit!, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Books & Paper Arts Fair, University of Missouri St. Louis Campus, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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
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. 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. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27.
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Dining Delights A new take on fava bean falafel burgers By SARA MOULTON Associated Press The best-tasting veggie burger I’ve ever met is falafel. A product of the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried fritters made from ground chickpeas or fava beans that are tucked into pita pockets and drizzled with tahini. They are delicious, hearty, inexpensive and relatively healthy. And if you’re lucky enough to live in a city like New York, they are sold by street vendors on nearly every corner. But if you’re a home cook and want to make your falafel from scratch, you face at least a couple of challenges. The classic recipe calls for dried chickpeas or fava beans, which must be soaked in water overnight, a timeconsuming requirement that may persuade you to call the whole thing off. H a p p i l y, f a v a b e a n s a re i n season now, so my recipe calls for fresh ones, which saves you from having to mess with the dried version the night before. However, because fresh beans have more moisture than dried, getting them to hold their shape when pureed and formed into patties means adding a binder, in this case, an egg. The second hurdle for the home cook is the frying. Apart from the in h e re n t u n h e a l t h i n e s s o f deep-fried anything, the process itself is really a pain. I figured there had to be a healthier and easier way to cook falafel, a way that kissed off the deep-frying and yet somehow retained their
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Meat industry to improve labels By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor Don’t know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often c o n f u s i n g 4 0 - y e a r- o l d s y s t e m used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal. That’s because the system — the Uniform Retail Meat Identification S t a n d a rd s , o r U R M I S — w a s designed more for the needs of retailers and butchers than for the convenience of harried shoppers more familiar with Shake ‘n Bake than boneless shank cuts. The bottom line is that meat counter confusion isn’t good for sales. So after nearly two years of consumer research, the National Pork Board, the Beef Checkoff Program and federal agriculture officials have signed off on an updated labeling system that should hit stores just in time for prime grilling season. In all, more than 350 cuts of pork and beef (veal and lamb updates are coming later) will sport the new labels, which will include not only simplified names, but also detailed characteristics of the meat and cooking guidelines. So what once was called pork butt — and actually does not come from the pig’s nether region — will now be called a Boston roast and be described as a bone-in pork shoulder. “ T h e p ro b l e m i s c o n s u m e r s didn’t really understand the names that were being used, and still don’t,” said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for the Pork Board. “The names confused consumers to the point w h e re t h e y ’ d g o , ‘ Yo u k n o w, the information doesn’t help me know how to use it, so I’m going to stop using it.’ That was a wake-up call for both the beef industry and pork industry.” Where appropriate, the new labels also will use universal terms across species — a bonein loin cut will be called a Tbone whether it’s pork or beef — as well as reduce label clutter. Before the update, a properly
labeled sirloin steak would be called a “beef loin top sirloin steak, boneless.” Now it will be called ... a sirloin steak. The change comes while America is at a culinary c ro s s ro a d . I n t e re s t i n f o o d a s entertainment is at an all-time high, but knowledge of food and cooking has ebbed. Farmers markets are booming, but so is the processed food industry. Still, more people are asking more questions about their food, and the massive meat industry (pork and beef alone account for nearly $40 billion in annual retail sales) is hoping to answer them. Meat labels are federally regulated. And though the URMIS system is a voluntary one, nearly 85 percent of food retailers use it. Those who don’t must use either alternative federally approved labels, or submit their own for approval. The backbone of URMIS, which was launched in 1973, is butchering and anatomical terminology. Even at launch, consumer understanding of that was weak. “That old system just w a s n ’ t re a l l y d o i n g i t s j o b t o communicate to the consumer,” said Trevor Amen, director of market intelligence for the Beef C h e c k o ff P ro g r a m . “ I f y o u ’ re a butcher or a meat cutter, you re a l l y k n o w w h a t p a r t o f t h e a n i m a l i t c o m e s f ro m . B u t i f you’re a consumer, you just want to know what it is and what to do with it.” N o w i t f a l l s t o re t a i l e r s t o implement the changes, as well as educate consumers. The industry will help, including launching a marketing effort to spread the word. Still, there is concern the very changes the industry hopes will help consumers may end up confusing them even more. Though the new names may catch on, already published cookbooks and recipes could call for meats by different names. Will people know to buy a New York chop if a pork recipe calls for a top loin chop?
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Above, a calzone with bacon, black olives and ricotta cheese. Below, the sign for Schiappa's.
You Gotta' Eat Schiappa's in Lebanon specializes in Italian delights
By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge A recent trip through Lebanon allowed me to stop at Schiappa’s Italian Restaurant to test out some good Italian eats. Having already done a You Gotta' Eat review on Mama Gusto’s, the other Italian hot spot in town, I thought I’d see what Schiappa’s had to offer and I wasn’t disappointed. This tiny pizzeria, established in 1979 and known for its pizza, had a lot more to offer than just its pies. Lebanon was the first location for Schiappa’s but it has since expanded to a second spot in O’Fallon, which offers some hefty pizza challenges. I and fellow Intelligencer sports reporter Matt Kamp decided to tackle the calzones on our visit to the original Schiappa’s in Lebanon. If you’re not familiar with what a calzone is, it is basically the folding over of a pizza into a half-moon shape with all of the ingredients housed inside the dough. It is not to be confused with the stromboli, which is a cylinder pasta dish containing traditional pizza toppings inside a breaded shell with extra sauce drizzled along the top. Now after Italian cuisine 101, back to the Schiappa’s experience. I chose bacon, black olives and ricotta cheese as the contents of my calzone while Matt went with pepperoni, sausage and green peppers. Baked to a golden brown, all of the calzones include a blend of four cheeses, are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served with a side of Schiappa’s marinara sauce. Both of us were extremely pleased with the rich and hearty tastes of our calzones. The dough did a fantastic job of containing the ingredients and keeping them warm. They were stuffed to the max also. Sometimes with calzones the restaurant can be chintzy with the ingredients, leaving a majority of bites to include nothing but dough. That was not the case at Schiappa’s. When I bit into my calzone it was stuffed to the brim with fillings. The fluffiness of the ricotta starred with each and every bite. The creamy taste mixed perfectly with the freshness of the black olives, bacon and
other cheeses. The sauce added a sweet accompaniment that made for a memorable experience. Prior to our calzones coming, Matt and I both ordered Caesar salads to kick things off. I just ordered a regular Caesar salad that included fresh romaine lettuce tossed in Caesar dressing. It was very good, but nothing unique to make it stand out from other Caesar salads I’ve eaten in the past. Matt added grilled chicken to his salad and complained of it being dry, the only complaint either of us had with our Schiappa’s experience. Overall the whole meal was extremely filling and well worth the money. With a soda, salad and calzone it cost me roughly $15, which was pretty cheap for the amount of food. Schiappa’s has plenty other dishes to offer
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on its menu, too. The appetizer menu has such standouts as toasted ravioli, seafood stuffed mushrooms and seafood pockets, which are dough pockets stuffed with shrimp, crab and cream cheese and served with a creamy seafood sauce. There is also a chicken wing menu that looks very appealing, including such sauce choices as: mild, hot, scorching, sweet mild, sweet hot, honey mustard and honey barbecue. The pasta menu has many of the traditional entrees with tortellini, cannelloni, manicotti, spaghetti and chicken parmesan along with many others. There are a couple of intriguing sample platters that are reasonably priced also. The Taste of Italy, priced at $11.99, includes veal parmesan, beef cannelloni and
fettuccini alfredo. There is also the Flagship of Italy which has homemade stuffed shells, portobello tortellini and basil pesto fettuccini for $10.99. The Triple-Double Pasta is also available with spaghetti, penne marinara and fettuccini alfredo for $8.99. A sandwich and stromboli portion of the menu has some great options for the palate, too. The Italian Prosperity stands out most to me, consisting of layered ham topped with homemade alfredo sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, and tomato served hot and open face on grilled Texas toast. The biggest standout on the Schiappa’s menu is the pizza though. Their go-to-dish has all the traditional ingredients available along with some gourmet toppings like: artichokes, jalapenoss, clams, cappicola, shrimp, spinach, salami, ricotta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Schiappa’s pizzas can quickly get behemoth, too. There is the 29 inch for $33.99, the “Longest Yard” at 36 inches for $42.99 and the 40-inch “Fabulous 40” for a whopping $49.99. If you visit the O’Fallon location at 1411 West Highway 50, there are renowned contests for the 29 incher and the 36 incher. The 29 inch contest is a two-person challenge while the 36 inch includes three participants. Both need to be finished in 30 minutes. World class professional eater Joey Chestnut was part of a duo that won the 29-inch challenge. Chestnut is the current six-time champion of the Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest conducted on 4th of July at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. Unfortunately the challenges are not available in Lebanon. The Lebanon location, found at 402 South Madison, is a small and cozy place with a dining area connected to a long bar on the other side of the building. There is plenty of local memorabilia on the walls and lots of sports related momentos in the bar area, including a large Michael Jordan statue perched outside of the restroom area. Schiappa’s is definitely a place to check out when you’re in the mood for a cozy and quiet Italian dining experience. I know I would return. After all, you gotta eat. Check out Schiappa’s at www.schiappas. com.
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5148 STEPHANIE DRIVE, GRANITE CITY CUTE 3 BEDROOM/2BATH w/appliances included. Above ground pool & water privileges for Mitchell Lake. 2 car garage. $94,400
CALL SUSAN JO COKER (618) 444-2671
101 POPLAR COURT, EDWARDSVILLE 4BEDROOM/4 BATH with finished basement, fenced yard, & 3 car garage. $285,000
Call Jim Reppell (618) 791-7663 www.HomesByReppell.com
ALTON - 40 ACRE COUNTRY RETREAT. 4 bedroom/4 bath. 2 story great room, gourmet kitchen w/stainless Wolf appliances. Heated 3 car garage w/workshop. $675,000
CALL LINDA RAYHO (618) 779-2980
6180 ULLMAN, ALHAMBRA BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA HOME ON 10 ACRES! 30 WOLFE CREEK CT., GLEN CARBON Featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT ATRIUM. 5 & oversized garage. Plus a pole building with bedroom/4 bath featuring a gourmet kitchen electric. Edwardsville schools. $249,900 and oversized 3 car garage. $475,500 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 www.debbieb.remax.com www.debbieb.remax.com
5317 MILLENNIUM CT., EDWARDSVILLE 3 BEDROOM/3 BATH BRICK COMBO ON 3 ACRES. Hardwood floors, finished LL. Edwardsville Schools. $269,900 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 www.debbieb.remax.com
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WANDA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4813 WANDA ROAD ROXANA ANNUAL SPRING YARD SALE
MOVING/GARAGE SALE 301 REDWOOD DRIVE EDWARDSVILLE FRIDAY 5/3 4:00PM-7:00PM SATURDAY 5/4 8:00ANOON Household Goods Furniture, Appliances
ONE-OF-A-KIND FIND in Edwardsville situated on 2.94 acres overlooking Sunset Hills Golf Course! $599,900 Edwardsville PR101092 MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322
2 STORY GREAT ROOM see through fireplace, SS appliances, sunroom, & finished walkout LL. $399,000 Glen Carbon PR101089 DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298
CONGRATULATIONS NEW LISTING
St. Johns Church Rummage Sale 307 W. Clay Collinsville Thursday May 2 5:00pm-8:00pm and Friday May 3 9:00am-1:00pm
THURSDAY, MAY 2ND 3:00PM - 7:00PM FRIDAY, MAY 3RD 8:00AM-NOON RAIN OR SHINE
SUBDIVISION SALE COVERED BRIDGE ESTATES (Covered Bridge Lane) GLEN CARBON FRIDAY MAY 3rd 3:00PM-7:00PM SATURDAY May 4th 8:00AM-1:00PM
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
SUMMER FUN! 2 acres 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, inground pool, hot tub, stocked pond. $358,000 Troy PR101091 JANINE SHIELDS (618) 789-7111
4BR/4BA 4 U! Esic, big kitchen, fenced corner lot. Room for all. $274,900 Edwardsville PR101095 IRMA AUGUST (618) 558-8422
2005 HOME IN MONTCLAIRE WOODS awaits your arrival. $217,000 Edwardsville PR101102 TONYA CRANE (618) 709-9374
SPACIOUS 2BR/3BA CONDO! Spectacular view of Sunset Hills Golf Course. $189,900 Edwardsville PR101086 BARRY MAULDEN (618) 779-4755
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM CONGRATULATIONS
DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 (618) 791-9298 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made these Associates leaders in the real estate market.
For up to date listings and open house information visit: NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322
AMAZING 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on large lot with parking for boat or camper. $163,000 Collinsville PR101101 BARRY MAULDEN (618) 779-4755
FULL BRICK RANCH with lots of potential. Large lot, detached garage, workshop. $132,900 Glen Carbon PR101100 KATHY SEIBERT (618) 593-3042
ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET of this property with plenty of space for gardening & leisure activities on the edge of town. $119,900 Edwardsville PR101097 SANDY LANE (618) 792-7918
7008 Alston Court, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
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Edwardsville 1012 Plummer Dr.
OPENHOUSE HOUSESUN, SUN,MAY MAR5,20, OPENHOUSE HOUSESUN, SUN,MAY MAR5,20, 1-31-3PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM OPEN 1-31-3PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM CONGRATULATIONS OPEN
(618) 444-8733 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.
5324 Fox Crest Drive, Edwardsville $414,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BARB YUST (618) 407-3238
OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAY 5, 1-3 PM
3171 Birmingham Drive, Glen Carbon $279,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323
411 Alderwood Court, Edwardsville $279,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322
5 Augusta Court, Maryville $237,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM ADAM HORNBERGER (618) 444-8681
202 Aspen Point, Glen Carbon $225,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225
OPEN HOUSE SUN, MAR 20, 1-3 NEW PRICE PM
TIRED OF LOOKING! Atrium ranch, theater room, wet bar, over 2,500 square feet, 3 car garage. $229,900 Troy PR100965
SPACIOUS & UPDATED with fresh neutral colors, new lighting, finished LL with wet bar. $191,000 Glen Carbon PR101045
COUNTRY SETTING .5 acre. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished basement, oversized 2 car garage. $129,500 Edwardsville PR100988
PRIVATE STREET 3 bedroom home on 195’ lot, great highway access, spacious home. $104,900 Glen Carbon PR100964
7026 Gable Court, Glen Carbon 3124 Alexandria Drive, Glen Carbon $219,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899
FOUR BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH 2 story with walkout basement on cul-de-sac lot.
$252,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM TODD LINNEMEYER (618) 520-5516
OPEN HOUSE SUN,LISTING MAR 20, 1-3 FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING FEATURED LISTING FEATURED PM
4 ACRES 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4 car garage. $596,900 Edwardsville PR100986
A RARE FIND! 5BR/5BA home situated on 2 partially wooded acres. One you must see! $450,000 Edwardsville PR100966
GREAT LOCATION 4 bedroom, finished LL, huge yard, a MUST SEE! $252,500 Edwardsville PR100963
GREAT FLOOR PLAN! Spacious family room, well planned kitchen, convenient location, agent interest. $236,900 Troy PR100959
LARGE BI-LEVEL in Troy has just received major updates and improvements! $174,900 Troy PR101003
COZY & INVITING 3BR/2BA home, large fenced yard. Walking distance to downtown Edwardsville. $134,900 Edwardsville PR100742
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May 2, 2013
On the Edge of the Weekend
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May 2, 2013
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