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What’s Inside 3 Still going strong Evelyn Bowles turns 90.
4 Get Down
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8 Waukesha Bluesfest
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11 Art of the water Kodner Gallery plans exhibit.
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Jersey Boys -The Fox Theatre, St. Louis Legends of Flight, Sea Rex, Tornado Alley -Saint Louis Science Center OMNIMAX, St. Louis
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Comedian Brian Regan -The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jersey Boys -The Fox Theatre, St. Louis “Remember the Radio: Chats, Commercials & Music from Days of the Radio,” Great Rivers Choral Society -Evangelical Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer Adams Pkwy., Godfrey, 618-465-2315 Legends of Flight, Sea Rex, Tornado Alley Jersey Boys -Saint Louis Science Center -The Fox Theatre, St. Louis OMNIMAX, St. Louis Legends of Flight, Sea Rex, Triptych presented by The Center Tornado Alley For International Studies -Saint Louis Science Center -The Touhill, University of Missouri OMNIMAX, St. Louis St. Louis, 8 p.m., $18 The Edwardsville Historic Tree The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show Show - E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, - E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Edwardsville High School-Gallery Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B “Messiah” Series 2010 “Messiah” Series 2010 -St. Louis Regional Arts, Central -St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End West End Customized Vistas-Joseph D’Uva and Zickefoose Exhibit -Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center, UMSL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free
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Evelyn Bowles, at her home, displays one of her prized possessions, a photo taken with a pre-presidential Barack Obama
Bowles still full of life at 90 By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge Editor's note: This is the first of two stories on the life and times of Evelyn Bowles, who rose from a parttime typing job into the state senate and on Friday celebrated her 90th birthday. Today's story covers her work for Madison County, and next week's will focus on her years as a senator. Before she became Madison County’s top election judge, and later a state senator from Edwardsville, Evelyn Bowles taught third-graders at a building where the Glen Carbon Museum stands today. “It was totally different than anything I had ever done before, and I just loved it!” Bowles said during an interview last week on the eve of her 90th birthday, which she celebrated on Friday at a party with friends. “Just to see those little minds grasp things, you know? They’d get so excited about things.” Bowles spent the final four years of a 12-year teaching career teaching for the Edwardsville school district. But it was Livingston that gave her first teaching job. District officials there paid her $800 for the year, and today she can pull out the contract to prove it. In return, Bowles and the other female teachers promised to stay single during the term of their contract. “If you married, that was it, your job was done,” she said. “See, you might get pregnant.” A characteristic burst of laughter followed the remark. Bowles now lives at Eden Village and has recovered well from a mild heart attack. She told old friend and associate Nina Baird recently that she was "in charge" of several committees. Said Baird: "That doesn't surprise me." At Livingston, Bowles lived in town and went over to the school to teach the students from fourth grade through eighth grade. “Sometimes the little ones would come over and say to my mom ‘Can Miss Bowles come out and play?” Bowles says. “I’d take ‘em out for hikes, and we’d go looking for different kinds of flowers or rocks and stuff. I got a kick out of doing it.” In her fourth year at Glen Carbon, Bowles met Madison County Clerk Eulalia Hotz, who gave
her a part-time job typing. At that time, the county clerk kept track of records for the courts as well as the county, and Bowles spent countless hours typing court records and petitions into bulky ledgers. Some she found boring and repetitious, but many were fascinating; Hotz took notice of her enthusiasm and hired her full-time. That started a long tenure during which Bowles was bumped quickly up to deputy county clerk and then elected county clerk when Hotz retired in 1974. Bowles always had a knack for connecting with people and getting things done. Jack Minner ran a full-service gas station and garage in downtown Edwardsville. At one point, a couple who Minner had always known to be hard-working and honest began to fall behind on their repair bills. The man, in his 60s at the time, worked as a forklift operator. When Minner asked them why they were delinquent, the woman said, “He’s got Alzheimer’s, he’s a forklift operator, he’s been running into people, and they’ve let him go,” Minner recalled. Minner discovered that the man’s boss had written him a letter stating that he was unable to work, as had a couple of doctors. But the couple lacked the sophistication to navigate the bureaucracy and start receiving benefits. Minner tried to help, but when no one returned his calls either, he called Bowles. As county clerk, Bowles seemed to know everyone, and Minner hoped she could steer him in the right direction. “When I explained it to her, she said, ‘That’s absolutely ridiculous! You bring them up here, Jack!” Minner recalls. “And I said ‘These people have moved out of the county. They’re not even registered voters.’ And Evelyn said, ‘Well, I don’t give a damn. Get ‘em up here!’” Minner drove them to the courthouse and dropped them off at Bowles’ office. They emerged a half hour later. “Miss Bowles has taken care of everything. We’re going to get our back pay,” the woman told Minner. A couple of weeks later, the couple showed up at the garage and handed Minner the $700 they owed him. The problem had reduced the couple to tears, and today Minner marvels how it turned out.
“It was just Evelyn,” Minner says. “I thought, man, you go to Evelyn, you’ll get things done.” It was axiomatic that Evelyn Bowles knew everybody, and everybody knew Evelyn Bowles. As Madison County Clerk, she was on a firstname basis with hundreds of precinct workers and election judges, from Venice to Alton. The clerks who toiled for Bowles found her to be firm. “Evelyn was in charge, and I say that with nothing but respect,” says Nina Baird, who began working for Bowles in October of 1974. “We could all do the work, but Evelyn was in charge. Let me put it this way: We were trained not to make mistakes.” Baird was Bowles’ secretary until April, 1981, when she decided to run for Edwardsville city clerk. It was the era before desktop computers, and Baird marvels that Bowles and her staff could get the job done with only typewriters. One of the highlights of her tenure there was the time Bowles bought her a self-correcting typewriter. Baird went on to spent two decades as city clerk, but she looks back fondly on her tenure with Bowles. “She was just smarter than anybody who worked there, and I don’t think anybody would argue with that,” she said. Bowles found campaigning to be a breeze. On the wall at her apartment at Eden Village is a black-and-white photograph of Hotz in the passenger seat of a Model T, Bowles at the wheel. Across the side panel are the words “EULALIA HOTZ,” and the duo is ready to embark on a campaign swing through the county. The car had been stored in a shed at Bowles’ grandparents’ place. “It didn’t have a top on it and man, oh man, we got that thing painted pink, and I drove it all over the county,” she recalls. “What was so great was, nobody else knew how to drive it. You wanted to use the pink Ford, I was going to get to drive it!” In the fall of 1974, Hotz decided not to run for re-election. Bowles ran but without the endorsement of the Madison County Democratic Party, which instead endorsed Von Dee Cruse, of Granite City. Bowles beat him in the primary and went on to hold the office until 1994, when she made a run for the Illinois Senate.
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Get down at the Garden A Midsummer Night's Dance scheduled June 17
elebrate good times with an evening of great food, lively music and dancing under the stars! Enjoy the Midsummer Night’s Dance, Friday, June 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Cost is $70 per person or $60 for Garden members. Advance reservations are required and seating is limited; call (314) 577-9570 or visit www.mobot.org/events/midsummer to register.Midsummer Night’s Dance Take part in a classic summertime tradition by dressing in your best all-white or ivory garden party attire. Dinner will be served buffet-style inside the renovated Spink Pavilion. Dine overlooking the Garden’s central axis with lit reflecting pools, landscaped display garden beds and the iconic Climatron dome. Dance the night away to tunes performed by Power Play. The ticket price includes dinner, a drink ticket and gratuity; a cash bar will also be available. For more information, call (314) 577-5154. The event is sponsored by Purus Vodka. 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. For general Garden information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577‑5100. Members get more! More than 37,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free admission for two adults and all children, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at www.mobot.org/membership.
MoBOT plans Illinois Appreciation Week
The Missouri Botanical Garden in south St. Louis is offering several perks for its friends across the Mississippi River during Illinois Appreciation Week, June 5 through 11. All week long, Illinois residents will enjoy half-price daytime Garden admission (a $4 value), along with a ten-percent discount on purchases in the Garden Gate Shop and a 20percent discount off new or gift memberships purchased this week. The Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest continually-operating garden in the nation. Stroll through 79 acres of landscaped display gardens and historic structures, including the 14acre Japanese Garden, Seiwa-en, founder Henry Shaw’s Victorian country home, and the tropical rain forest inside the Climatron®geodesic dome conservatory. The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with early morning walking hours from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stop by the Garden Gate Shop from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to browse a large selection of plants, gardening accessories, books and home décor. Shop “green” with an array of local products
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from Bissingers, Fitz’s, Kuva Coffee, Missouri Wildflower Honey, Ozark Forest Mushrooms, the St. Louis Herb Society and others. Stop by the Membership Services Desk in the Ridgway Visitor Center or call (314) 577-5118 to purchase or renew a Garden membership at any level. Garden members enjoy year-round benefits including free admission for two adults. Members receive free Children’s Garden admission all day on Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Members also receive discounts at our gift shops, discounts and early enrollment for classes, and invitations to special members-only events. 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. For general information, visit www.mobot. org or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1-800-6428842).
People People planner Zoo plans events for spring, summer The following events have been planned at the Saint Louis Zoo. May 18, 2011 Bowling for Rhinos. 6 to 9 p.m. $25 per person in advance or at the door (space permitting). For information: www.stlzoo.org/aazk. St. Louis chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers hosts a bowling event at Tropicana Lanes to benefit three rhinoceros c o n s e r v a t i o n a re a s i n K e n y a , Indonesia and Sumatra. May 22, 2011 St. Louis Children’s Hospital Make Tracks for the Zoo. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Check website for specific race times. For information and registration: (314) 646-4771 or www.stlzoo.org. Runners and walkers of all ages can participate in a 5K run/walk or 1-mile race through Forest Park. Kids ages 7 to 12 can participate in a half-mile kids’ run, and kids ages 6 and under can participate in a quarter-mile kids’ run. Registration: $18/individual (before May 6); $22/individual (after May 6); $10/ child for Kids’ Race. $50/family registration (limit four individuals in same family); $10/additional family member (before May 6). No family registrations after May 6. Proceeds benefit the Zoo. Sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Dave Mungenast Automotive Family and Prairie Farms with media support provided by Clear Channel Radio. M a y 2 7 t h ro u g h S e p t e m b e r 5, 2011 (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day) North Star Summer Zoo Weekends: Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Hours apply on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Zoo will close at 12 noon on Friday, June 17, due to ZOOFARI, the Zoo’s major fundraiser.) We e k d a y S u m m e r H o u r s : Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the Zoo is free. For information: 314/781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Sponsored by North Star Frozen Treats with media support provided by Fresh 102.5 KEZK. May 27 through September 2, 2011 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No concert on June 17, 2011. May 27 – Arvell May 28 through September 5, 2011 Emerson Children’s Zoo Animal Shows. Animals will showcase their natural talents that they have learned to perform on cue. Show times at 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily. Additional show on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. No shows on Wednesdays. Admission to the Children’s Zoo is $4 per person with free admission the first hour the Zoo is open. Children under two are free. For information: 314/781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org. Daily, May 28 through September 5, 2011 PNC Bank Sea Lion Show. Sea lion superstars show off their natural abilities with front flipper walks, balancing acts, hurdle jumps in the water, Frisbee throws and lots of splashing! Daily shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. show on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after Memorial Day. Admission is $3/person. Children under two are free. For information: 314/781-0900 or www.
stlzoo.org. May 28-30, 2011 African Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For information: 314/781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org. In conjunction with Forest Park’s African Arts Festival, the Zoo will feature special activities on a different African animal each day this weekend. June 2011 Daily through September 25, 2011 Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks. Admission is $3.00 for general public and $1.50 for Zoo Friends members. Children under two are free. Feeding is $1.00. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Group rate for 15 or more is $2.50 per person. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org. Back by popular demand, cownose and southern rays return to the 17,000-gallon pool at the Saint Louis Zoo this summer. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on opportunity to touch and feed these gentle and fascinating ocean creatures as they glide through a tropical saltwater habitat. Also, meet some new additions this year – brownbanded bamboo and bonnethead sharks! Fridays through September 2, 2011 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org. Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No concert on June 17, 2011. June 3 – John Henry Band June 10 – Ticket to the Beatles June 17 – No Concert June 24 – Hudson & the HooDoo Cats June 17, 2011 Zoo closes at 12 noon for Z O O FA R I , t h e Z o o ’ s m a j o r fundraiser. June 17, 2011 ZOOFARI. 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. For reservations: 314/646-4771. For information: www.stlzoo.org. Creative black-tie fundraiser benefits the Saint Louis Zoo. Over 50 St. Louis area restaurants, caterers and bars participate in this “grazing” party including which includes live music, dancing, silent auction and more. Ages 21 and up only. Underwriting support provided by Emerson, Edward J o n e s , M o n s a n t o C o m p a n y, Schnuck Markets, Crawford Taylor Foundation, Dave Mungenast A u t o m o t i v e F a m i l y, N o v u s International, Inc. and Peabody Energy. Entertainment sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
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People People planner Circus Flora presents new show In celebration of its 25th season, Circus Flora, St. Louis’ beloved, one-ring circus, presents a brand new show, Vagabond Adventures, J u n e 2 t h ro u g h 2 6 u n d e r t h e air-conditioned, red-and-white, big top tent in Grand Center. Presented by Edward Jones, the show comes on the heels of Circus Flora’s triumph with the St. Louis Symphony in January. Vagabond Adventures is set on the Floating Palace, an actual circus venue that traveled up an d d o w n t h e M i s s i s s i p p i River before the Civil War. This majestic riverboat triggers the season’s thrilling caper, picking up where the critically acclaimed Symphony performance left off. “It’s been 25 years in the making, and we are pulling out all the stops,” said Ivor David Balding, producer and artistic d i r e c t o r. “ We a r e e s p e c i a l l y excited that so many performers who have made this circus what it is today will be back to help us celebrate.” Vagabond Adventures reunites Circus Flora stars from the last quarter century such as the Flying Wallendas on the high wire, the dazzling acrobatics of the St. Louis Arches, the Flying Pages on the flying trapeze, Una Mimnagh on the corde lisse (vertical rope), legendary circus performer and Circus Flora cofounder Alexandre Sacha Pavlata as well as everyone’s favorite clown, Giovanni Zoppé as Nino. “Unlike true vagabonds, who wander about with no home, when we see the performers and crew come together at Circus Flora again each spring, we know they are ‘home,’” Balding said. The 25th season also ushers in a host of exciting new acts, including the Olate Dogs’ amazing and hilarious tricks and the Riding Donnert’s spellbinding horsemanship, including juggling on horseback! Richard Olate, his family and his dogs come to Circus Flora from the humblest of beginnings in Chile, where long ago Richard discovered his talent as an animal trainer with an abundance o f s t r a y d o g s . N o w, h a v i n g performed in the United States for more than 20 years, Circus Flora proudly presents this family as testament that with hard work and determination, it’s possible to break through any barrier. B ro t h e r s R o b e r t a n d D a v i d Donnert are fifth-generation circus performers, having started their c a re e r s a l m o s t f ro m t h e moment they were born. Trained by their father and uncle, they perform a very unique act of juggling on horseback. Over the past 21 years, the brothers have performed for audiences of the most renowned circuses and galas all over the world, and this year, for the first time, Circus Flora is thrilled to welcome them to St. Louis! Va g a b o n d A d v e n t u re s f i n d s stowaways on board the Floating Palace, with dreams of becoming circus performers. From their hiding places, they catch wind of a scheme that threatens the boat. Enthralled by the luscious Lottie Luppu, played by Una Mimnagh, these unlikely heroes uncover her hidden identity – Lola Montes, a spy for a Spanish/Argentinean plot to commandeer the barge
and abscond with it to Argentina. Through the stowaways’ heroic efforts, the Floating Palace is saved, escapes the treacherous waters of the Gulf of Mexico and returns to delight the audiences of St Louis – the largest city west of the Mississippi. “How fitting that Vagabond Adventures pays tribute to the history of circus in the heartland, the elements of which are traceable worldwide,” Balding said. “It’s truly a jubilee c e l e b r a t i o n for Circus Flora’s silver anniversary. It plays to our roots with tons of fun, lively music and brilliant costuming, not to mention a thrilling adventure.” The always affordable, familyfriendly Circus Flora takes place under the air-conditioned, red-and-white, big top tent in Grand Center, St. Louis’ arts and entertainment hub, adjacent to Powell Hall (corner of Grand Boulevard and Samuel Shepard Drive). S h o w t i m e s a r e Tu e s d a y t h ro u g h T h u r s d a y a t 7 p . m . ; Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the “kids at heart.” The annual peanut-free preview opens the season June 2 for those with peanut allergies. June 18 is the second annual Scouting Day at the circus. A l l B o y a n d G i r l S c o u t s a re invited to purchase their tickets through their troops, enjoy the performance together, and stay
a f t e r w a rd s f o r b a d g e - re l a t e d activities. Ti c k e t s f o r Va g a b o n d Adventures are $8 to $44. Call 3 1 4 - 2 8 9 - 4 0 4 0 o r v i s i t w w w. circusflora.org for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive Street. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Science Center to host BODY WORLDS The Saint Louis Science Center announced today it will host the new blockbuster exhibition, Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain. For the first time in St. Louis, this new presentation of BODY WORLDS focuses specifically on the brain and unravels the mystery of the mind and secret world of the brain. “BODY WORLDS & The Brain provides the Saint Louis Science Center with a unique opportunity to enrich people’s understanding of their bodies, especially their brains,” said Philip Needleman, P h . D . , I n t e r i m P re s i d e n t a n d CEO for the Science Center. “This exhibition is the perfect backdrop for conversations about the neurological problems that impact more and more families everyday. We’re excited to supplement an already amazing exhibition with
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scans and insights into common neurological afflictions, including Alzheimer ’s, autism, ADHD and depression. BO DY WORLDS & The Brain will be open Monday through We d n e s d a y f r o m 9 : 3 0 a m t o 5:30pm (5 pm after Labor Day) and Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 9 pm. Final entry into the exhibition is one hour prior to closing. Admission to BODY WORLDS is $20 for adults, $13 for children 5-18, $17 for students with I.D., and seniors 62+. Children under 5 are free. Member pricing is $15 for adults, $11 for children 5-18, and $13 for seniors 62+ and students with I.D. Tickets will go on sale to Science Center Members on May 2 and to the general public on May 9. Group rates are available. For pricing and package information or to request a proposal, call 314.289.4471 or visit slsc.org/ SignatureEvents The Science Center is seeking volunteers who have experience in the health and medical fields to work in the exhibition and assist with special programming. For more information, contact t h e Vo l u n t e e r D e p a r t m e n t a t 314.289.4412 or volunteer@slsc. org BODY WORLDS & The Brain will run for a limited engagement. For more information, call 314.289.4424 or visit slsc.org
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Religion Catholics debate John Paul II's legacy RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Pope John Paul II moves one step away from sainthood on Sunday, the event will be celebrated in cathedrals, high schools and homes by American Roman Catholics who revere the Polish pontiff like none before him. Other American Catholics see the occasion as a reminder that the charismatic, globe-trotting pope was a better leader for the world at large than for his own flock. John Paul II has only been dead for six years, but his 27-year tenure as leader of the church is already being harkened to by believers as a golden age, when Catholicism faced down Soviet Communism and won admirers from all faiths. They see
the scheduled beatification in Rome as the obvious way to recognize the man referred to by many as John Paul the Great. “It’s a huge deal, especially here in the U.S., in this secularized culture that we’re moving towards, what he called the culture of death,” said Justin Braga, 28, of Waltham, Mass. “He was standing up against that. He wanted to maintain the sacredness of things.” The focus on the first pope to truly harness the global media is a welcome break for many Catholics weary of fights over doctrine and politics, and the still-raw anger generated by the sexual abuse scandals uncovered in the last decade. For some Catholics, John
Paul II’s papacy is inseparable from those troubles. “There are lots of people saying he was a great pope for the world, but not nearly as great a pope for the church,” said Thomas Groome, chairman of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. “Many Catholics feel he did not embrace the spirit of renewal and reform heralded by the Second Vatican Council.” Beatification is the next-to-last step before a Catholic is formally declared a saint, meaning the church teaches that person is definitely in heaven. In order to be beatified, which confers the title “blessed,” a person’s life has to stand up to
a thorough investigation, and one miracle has to be attributed to the candidate. There’s normally a five-year waiting period between a candidate’s death and when the process begins, but Pope Benedict XVI waived that for his predecessor. John Paul II won’t become a saint until he’s canonized, which requires the documentation of another miracle, usually a cure for an illness that medical science can’t explain. A beatified person can be venerated in local churches, but saints can be celebrated anywhere in the world. John Paul II was himself an enthusiastic promoter of sainthood and beatification. He streamlined the process to make canonization m o v e f a s t e r, c e l e b r a t e d
canonizations all over the world and named more saints than all the popes in the previous 400 years combined. “He understood that there’s nothing like a canonization to fire up the faithful,” said Justin Catanoso, a North Carolina journalist and author of “My Cousin the Saint,” about his relative Gaetano Catanoso, who was beatified and named a saint by John Paul II. “It’s just a gorgeous ritual.” Saints play an important role in the lives of Catholics, who believe they serve not just as models of holiness but as advocates for the faithful. Catholics don’t worship saints, but ask the saints to intercede for them with God.
prayers. The complaint also alleges students at Indian Lake Elementary were instructed to line up outside their classrooms and pick up a Bible from a table, if they wanted one. At T.W. Hunter Middle School, the complaint claims a local Baptist church threw a party for Hunter students in which they were taken on county school buses to the church for a day of movies, treats and games. Those who did not wish to attend remained at the school, where they were given additional work.
Muslim community denounces document describing Montreal mosque as terror hub
terror suspect being held at Guantanamo Bay was the leader of a Montreal-based al-Qaida cell that planned terror attacks in the United States. The secret documents, released by WikiLeaks on their website last weekend, also claim that members of al-Qaida were recruited and trained at Montreal’s Al Sunnah Al Nabawiah Mosque, where the t e r ro r s u s p e c t s e r v e d b r i e f l y, possibly as an imam. But the chairman of the
Muslim Council of Montreal said the documents serve as an example of how the community’s institutions are unfairly targeted by authorities. Mohamedou Ould Salahi arrived in Montreal from Germany on Nov. 26, 1999, and served briefly at the mosque. He left Canada after CSIS and the RCMP began to question him about ties to Ahmed Ressam, the so-called “Millennium bomber” who planned to attack the Los Angeles airport.
Religion briefs Families accuse Tenn. county’s schools of promoting Christianity GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Three Sumner County families are accusing the local public schools of illegally promoting Christianity t h ro u g h B i b l e g i v e a w a y s a n d prayers since at least 2006. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, on behalf of the families, has sent a complaint about the activities to the Sumner County Board of Education. The complaint requests the board stop the religious activities, but it is not a lawsuit. One of the allegations outlined in the complaint is that members of a Bible study club at Madison Creek Elementary were permitted to “pray over the loudspeaker for all school children to hear” on a daily basis. Principal Robin Hood denied the allegations, saying the school observes a moment of silence but does not broadcast
MONTREAL (AP) — New Wi k i L e a k s d o c u m e n t s t h a t describe a Montreal mosque as a t e r r o r h u b a r e d e f a m a t o r y, says a local Muslim spokesman. The newly leaked U.S. documents claim a Mauritanian
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The Waukesha BluesFEST John Mayall, Savoy Brown to perform
he Waukesha Rotary Club has announced the entertainment line-up for the 2011 Waukesha BluesFest. In a “Tribute to British Blues,” John Mayall will headline the stage on Friday, Aug. 12 with Savoy Brown headlining on Saturday, Aug. 13. Regarded as the “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall’s career spans over 50 years. A self-taught musician and pioneer blues singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, John was strongly influenced by such blues greats as Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, and Eddie Lang. As founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, he has had a virtual who’s who of all star side musicians over the years including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Fraser and Mick Taylor. Throughout the '70s, John was revered for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations featuring such notable performers as Blue Mitchell, Red Holloway, Larry Taylor, and Harvey Mandel. He also backed blues greats John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, and Sonny Boy Williamson on their first English club tours. Born in England, Mayall heard American blues music as an adolescent and has cherished it ever since. With 57 albums to his credit, the father of six and the grandfather of six, John Mayall, at 77 hopes to keep the blues alive for many more years to come. One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the
1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today. From London’s Soho night clubs in 1966 to headlining the world’s most famous venues, including Carnegie Hall, Fillmore’s East and West, and Cobo Hall. Savoy Brown has done it all and as the band continues to tour worldwide they give a glimpse into the past and also inspire new listeners with their personal brand of rocking boogie, blues and rock. To add to the British flair in this year ’s line-up, Familiar Looking Strangers, from Liverpool England, will play at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 12 offering an exciting mix of blues, country, pop and rock. Additional performances on Friday include well known blues stylists Indigenous from South Dakota, the Andrew Gelles Band, Tweed Funk, Brew City Rhythm
& Blues Band and Matt Tyner, who will start the event at 1:00 pm. On Saturday, additional performers include John Primer, a highly respected Chicago Blues singer and guitarist who refined his style playing for years with Muddy Waters, The Charles Walker Band, Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo, Soul Kitchen and Serious Trouble. Waukesha BluesFest, “An American Music and Art Festival,” is in its fifth year and is held at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, 1/2 mile north of I94 on STH 83. Gates will open at 12:30 pm both days, and live music acts will perform from 1 pm to 10:30 pm. In addition to the musical acts, Waukesha BluesFest will feature an exceptional selection of food from popular local restaurants, a full selection of beverages and an Art Show featuring regional and locally known artists. Major sponsors include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/JS Online, the Waukesha law firm of Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes,
Above, John Mayall and his band. At left, Savoy Brown. Photos for The Edge.
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Music Tuning in Rib America to rock St. Louis The Rib America Festival presented by U.S. Cellular returns to downtown St. Louis M a y 2 7 - 3 0 , 2 0 11 a t 11 : 0 0 a . m . daily at Soldier ’s Memorial Plaza. The Rib America Festival is a fun filled event-featuring award winning barbeque, music, and more. Charter Media reserved seats in front of the stage are on sale now at all Ticketmaster o u t l e t s . 2 0 11 s p o n s o r s f o r t h e e v e n t i n c l u d e U . S . C e l l u l a r, Budweiser, Pepsi, Fabick CAT, Charter Media and Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The American Red Cross will be onsite all weekend long. A new feature to the 2011 event includes the Street Rodder Magazine 2011 ‘Road Tour ’ at the Rib America Festival on Monday, May 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event always features the best, award winning, BBQ teams from across the country that will be serving up their finest ribs, bbq sandwiches and much more all weekend long. Appearing on the Budweiser Stage: Friday, May 27th PUDDLE OF MUDD AC/DShe BROWN BOTTLE FEVER Saturday, May 28th KANSAS LOVERBOY MONTROSE MARK FARNER (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) PAT TRAVERS DEREK ST. HOLMES (of the Ted Nugent band) HEALING SIXES Sunday, May 29th COLLECTIVE SOUL CANDLEBOX SEVEN MARY THREE SHOOTING WITH ANNIE THE LAST GOOD YEAR Monday, May 30th .38 SPECIAL MOLLY HATCHET FABULOUS MOTOWN REVUE WELL HUNGARIANS Ti c k e t I n f o r m a t i o n : F R E E A D M I S S I O N b e f o re 5 : 0 0 p . m . o n F r i d a y & b e f o re 1 : 0 0 p . m . Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission charge is ONLY $7.00 (which includes the concerts) after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and
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Little Texas to perform in Alton On June 11, award winning country band Little Texas will play a benefit concert to end senior hunger at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater. The concert will also feature the music of local artists Borderline and The Glendale Riders. This benefit concert is vital to the sustainability of the local Meals on Wheels Program sponsored by Senior Services Plus and eliminating senior hunger in our community. Tickets go on sale April 15 and are available by calling SSP at 618-465-3298 or purchasing them online at riverbender.com Tickets are $15 per person. VIP tickets are available for $30 each. VIP tickets include reserved table seating, a meet and greet with the band and a digital photo with the band. VIP tickets are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis. Little Texas has sold more than three million albums to date,
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Chamber Chorus plans season finale The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus closes its 55th season with a meditation on the afterlife. While the program deals with loss and departure, the responses of the featured composers to the unanswerable question of what happens to us after this life are often far from sad. Hubert Parry’s music was prominently featured during the recent Royal Wedding. His great song cycle, “Songs of Farewell,” was one of the final compositions from this giant of the English musical renaissance. The audience will be able to compare Parry’s thoroughly Christian response to the question of the afterlife with that of his contemporary Gustav Mahler. Mahler ’s gorgeous “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” will be presented in a 16-part arrangement by the German musicologist Clytus Gottwald. The Chamber Chorus will also perform several other non-liturgical meditations on death. Peter Cornelius’s “Requiem” is in memory of his friend poet Christian Friedrich Hebbel. Jon Leif ’s piece sets to music a poem chosen to lament the drowning of his own daughter. Walt
Whitman is represented by Granville Bantock’s “Darest Thou Now, O Soul,” while a chief’s cry from an “Amerindian” poem is transformed by Iowa composer Sven Lekberg into the heart-rending “Lament.” Following the concert, audience members are welcome to join the Chamber Chorus for its annual “Spring Soirée” at the Sunset 44 Bistro, 118 West Adams Avenue in Kirkwood. Come celebrate the end of the 55th season with food, friends and a performance by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus Octet. For reservations, call 636-458-4343. Join the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus on a musical journey, “From Here to Eternity,” Sunday, May 29 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Parking is free. For more information about the concert, the “Spring Soirée, and tickets, call 636-458-4343 or purchase online at www.chamberchorus.org.
St.Louis Symphony offers a summer of fun The St. Louis Symphony announced the addition of a wide array of entertaining summer concerts to its 2010-11 season. In addition to bringing back the popular summer series, Casual Classics, which features the Symphony performing some of the most popular masterpieces ever written for orchestra and, t h i s y e a r, f o r f i l m , t h e re a re also some fun and unexpected concerts headlining in May and June perfect for everyone from Michael Jackson fans to those who want to go retro with the Rat Pack, or who want to relive the No. 1 sounds of the ’60s and ’70s with the music of the Carpenters and Neil Sedaka. From the music of Michael Jackson and the Carpenters to
favorite scores of Hollywood films and a Rat Pack night, there is something for everyone at Powell Hall this summer. Live at Powell Hall | Neil Sedaka with the St. Louis Symphony Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. $45 - $25 Nick Jr.’s animated-television sensations Max and Ruby will come to life on stage in this special production at Powell Hall. Don’t miss preschooler’s favorite pair of bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, as they embark on a musical bus ride to find the greatest present in the world. This fast-paced theatrical production will have the whole audience singing and hopping to original tunes. The St. Louis Symphony will not perform during this event. Live at Powell Hall | Sing-along Sound of Music Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. $35 - $20 Experience The Sound of Music live and join in! This smash hit interactive screening of the classic Julie Andrews film is in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. A spirited on-stage master-of-ceremonies will lead the crowd through exciting activities to enhance the experience of watching the film in Powell Hall’s beautiful auditorium. Ticket price includes a fun pack of novelties for interacting with the film. It’s a musical adventure for the whole family! The St. Louis Symphony will not perform during this event. Tickets for all the above concerts went on sale on March 2, 2011 at the Powell Hall Box Office, online at www.stlsymphony.org, or by phone at 314.534.1700. The Powell Hall Box Office is located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in Grand Center.
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• Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • An Evening of Hope featuring The Eroica Trio, The Sheldon Concert Hall, 8 p.m. • Kyle Daniels, 5 p.m.; Frogs Gone Fishin’, 9 p.m., Broadway Oyster Bar, St. Louis, Mo.
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Sunday, May 15
• Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • D re d g , T h e D e a r H u n t e r, Balance and Composure, Trophy Fire, The Firebird, St. Louis, Mo. • Gabie, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville • Show-Me Burlesque Festival, 9 p.m., The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis • Billy Barnett, 5 p.m., Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, 10 p.m., Broadway Oyster Bar, St. Louis, • Robert-Perry Band with original Mojos, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Villa Marie Winery, Maryville • End of School Band Bash, 6 p.m.-C’est La Vie; 6:35 p.m. Juvenile Delinquents; 7:15 p.m. Exit 12; Tickets $5, Wildey Theater
• Diddy Dirty Money w/Lloyd & Tyga, 8 p.m. The Pageant, St. LouisDelmar Loop, 8 p.m. • Rock a Billy Revival, Grafton Winery, Grafton • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • Steve Tyrell, 7:30 p.m., The Sheldon, St. Louis, Mo. • Mo’Pleasure Band, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Villa Marie Winery, Maryville
Monday, May 16 • Soulard Blues Band, Broadway Oyster Bar, 9 p.m., St. Louis
Tuesday, May 17 • Warren Haynes Band, 8 p.m., The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Saturday, May 14 • “Remember the Radio: Chats, Commercials & Music from Days of the Radio,” Great Rivers Choral Society, Evangelical Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer Adams
Wednesday, May 18 • Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin
Experience, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Soja, Cas Haley, 77 Jefferson, Chris Boomer, 9 p.m., The Duck Room-Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Mo. • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Thursday, May 19 • Uh Huh Her, Diamonds Under Fire, 9 p.m., The Duck RoomBlueberry Hill, St. Louis, Mo. • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Friday, May 20 • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • Bud Summers, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville
Saturday, May 21 • Blues Festival, Mondin-Stevens Experiement, Ivas John Blues Band, Marcia Evans & the Coalition, Grafton Winery, Grafton • C a n d y D u l f e r w / C h a n c e Howard, 8 p.m., The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo., • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • Pete Morrissey, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville
• Peter Martin Quartet featuring Warren Wolf, Sheldon Concert Hall, 7 p.m. • Blues Festival, Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band, Soulard Blues Band, Grafton Winery, Grafton • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Monday, May 23 • Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, The Duckroom at Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop, St. Louis • Soulard Blues Band, Broadway Oyster Bar, 9 p.m., St. Louis
Tuesday, May 24 • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Wednesday, May 25 • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St.
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Thursday, May 26 • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Friday, May 27 • Rib America Festival, Soldier’s Memorial Plaza, St. Louis, 11 a.m.; Music: Puddle of Mudd • Josh Groban, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Livenation.com, 800-7453000. • Jersey Boys, The Fox Theatre, St. Louis • The Gracious Few, The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, 9 p.m. • Pete Morrissey, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville
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Art and our great waterways Kodner Gallery to host unique exhibit
n an unusual public pairing of a fine art gallery and environmental conservation, Kodner Gallery has handpicked a group of the best plein air artists in the region to capture the unique beauty of our confluence rivers.
The results will be showcased in a one-of-a-kind exhibit, “Our Great Waterways: The Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers,” opening July 8 at Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Rd. and closing on Aug. 1. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will go to the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper organization. The selected artists represent the best talent in the plein air movement, many of whom have roots in Missouri. The selection includes such celebrated names as Billyo O’Donnell, Bryan Haynes, Joseph Orr, James Godwin Scott and Catherine Mahoney, as well as Dan Woodward, Richard and Theresa Allison, Charlie Edelman, Kevin Robb, Jim Harris, Joan Parker and Bixby Childress. “We are so fortunate to have such exceptional talent here in Missouri,” said David Kodner, co-owner of Kodner Gallery. “What really excites me about this group is that each artist brings his or her own unique style to this exhibit, and the result not only will capture the dynamic beauty of our region, but also will convey the importance of our natural resources, a cause we share with
the Riverkeeper organization.” Starting early this year and continuing through the summer, these artists will capture the rivers in a variety of settings and surroundings, from sprawling landscapes to industrial cityscapes. Billyo O’Donnell is recognized as one of America’s leading landscape painters in the plein air movement. Born and raised in Warren County near the Missouri River, his artwork is a reflection of his childhood where he grew up roaming the forests and streams, fishing, hunting and creating art. His book Painting Missouri by Karen Glines, received the Governors Book Award in 2009. Internationally acclaimed artist Bryan Haynes has been represented by the very best galleries from New York to San Francisco and for many years at Kodner Gallery in St. Louis. His commercial work has graced the pages of national magazines, international advertising campaigns, posters and book covers. Haynes currently resides in St. Albans, Mo. Native Missourian Joseph Orr has been painting professionally since 1972, with much of his work depicting the landscape near his home in Osage Beach. In
true plein air style, Orr believes it is important to capture the environment around him. Rivers, forests and farms dominate his work, carrying the essence of the hour and placidity of the scene. James Godwin Scott has painted life along the Mississippi River for more than 25 years, and his documentation and contribution has been widely recognized. In 1982, a photographic exhibition of “Life Along the Mississippi River” was sent to China, which included eight slides of Scott’s watercolors. Catherine Mahoney began her career as an artist in 1966, although she admits having an interest in art since she was just four years old. A lifelong Missouri resident, Catherine is published in Best of Watercolor: Painting Texture, and is a Best of Missouri Hands artist. “Each year interest in conservation significantly increases. So does interest in our natural state heritage,” said David Kodner. “We believe this is an ideal time to recognize the artists who have been immersed in the plein air movement recording the beauty of our natural resources.” The “Waterways” exhibition is meant to draw attention to the dynamic role these rivers play in
our environment. For example, last spring, samples gathered by Riverkeeper Mike Bush revealed high levels of E. coli in the Missouri River near St. Charles. “People don’t realize that most of their drinking water comes from these rivers,” Bush said. A dedicated conservationist, Mike Bush founded the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper organization as a chapter of the national Waterkeeper Alliance, which was founded in the 1980s to help clean and preserve polluted waterways. There are approximately 190 chapters of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Bush travels up and down the rivers and streams of the bi-state region to track help clean up and prevent water pollution. Visit www. stlriverkeeper.org to report water pollution or for more information about the local chapter. With more than 40 years of successful business in St. Louis, Kodner Gallery has been the primary source of fine and rare art for some of the most discriminating and sophisticated collectors. Kodner Gallery works of art have been exhibited in many museums, corporate and private collections worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kodnergallery.com.
Above is James Godwin Scott's "Loading Pipes in St. Louis ." At left is Catherine Mahoney's "Bluffs Near Portland, Mo." Photos for The Edge.
May 12, 2011
On the Edge of the Weekend
Artistic adventures Performers sought for Grand Center festival
ALT to present â€œCurtainsâ€? Intriguing Musical Theater closes out the 77th Season at Alton Little Theater with the Showcase Production of the comedy whodunit, â€œCurtains,â€? going up May 13th through May 22nd. â€œ C u r t a i n s â€? c o m e s f ro m t h e legendary genius of Kander & Ebb and was just recently released from Broadway production. The ALT staging of this creative audience pleaser features veteran local talent , supported by a large ensemble cast. The Showâ€™s plot involves a string of murders taking place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950â€™s cowboy musical, â€œRobbinâ€™ Hood.â€? The cast of â€œRobbinâ€™ Hoodâ€? is forced to stay inside the theater while Boston police and a rakish detective unravel the mystery,all the while falling in love and dancing and singing their hearts out. David Hyde Pierce won the Tony Award four years ago for his portrayal of detective Frank Cioffi; ALTâ€™s production will feature SIUE Director, Roger Speidel in the role. Joining him in the twists and turns of the â€œshow within a showâ€?Â as vocal standouts are Kevin Frakes, Julia Frazier, Aaron Fox, Jean Heil, Devon Neil, Sarah Seimer, Aaron Adams, Jeff Pruett and a talented ensembleÂ of swing dancers and singers. The energy, comedy and innovations of this new show will undoubtedly become a crowd pleaser. The director proudly gives credit to theÂ ALT production team of Michael Frazier, Gordon Cragg, Shawna Harvey, Lynne Rose, Jan Hines, Joe Bellito, Jeremy WilkenÂ and Master Carpenter/Designer, Jerry Mueller. â€œCurtainsâ€? will showcase for nine performances, with evening performances at 7:30pm and two Sunday matinee performances at 2pm. Complete ticket/reservation information can be obtained from the Box Office : 618-462-6562. Group
Grand Center Inc. is accepting applications through May 20 for individual dancers, dance troupes and performance artists for the fifth annual Dancing in the Street Festival, held Sept. 24 on the streets of Grand Center. Applications, including a DVD must be submitted by May 20; participants will be notified of their acceptance by June 24. To submit a performance application, please contact Rachel Kell at 314-289-1517 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission forms may also be obtained at www. grandcenter.org. All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Dancing in the Street attracts approximately 15,000 visitors each year, and the free festival traditionally marks the beginning of the always-exciting fall arts season in Grand Center. The festival includes stage presentations and site-specific performances, as well as street performers and plenty of opportunities for audience members to show off moves of their own.Â Grand Center is the arts and entertainment district located in Midtown St. Louis. It is home to more than 30 arts organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of the cityâ€™s cultural life. The district hosts more than 1,500 cultural events and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center â€™s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Symphony Hall and the Fabulous Fox Theatre and continues today with the growing vitality of commercial and residential development, the addition of more cultural institutions, galleries and dining establishments as well as serving as the home for two of the areaâ€™s premier large scale cultural events, the annual Dancing in the Street festival and First Night â€“ St. LouisÂŽ. Visit www.grandcenter.org for more information.
discounts apply for groups of twenty or more and adults tickets are $18 while students (through college with ID) are $8. Season Tickets sales for the 2011-
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The Arts Artistic adventures Peabody to host “American Idiot” The national tour of the explosive Broadway hit “American Idiot.” called “wonderfully raucous” and “emotionally charged” by The New York Times, will make its St. Louis premiere March 2 – 4, 2012 at Peabody Opera House. Ticket information will be announced soon. “American Idiot”, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”). The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett ( “ B l a c k Wa t c h ” ) , a n d m u s i c supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prizewinner Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”). The Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour. N o m i n a t e d f o r t h re e To n y Awards, “American Idiot” is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, “American Idiot” has given Broadway audiences the time of their lives night after night since the musical began performances at the St. James Theatre in March 2010. “Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively t h ro u g h G re e n D a y ’ s s o n g s , including many they are already familiar with and love,” said Tom Hulce, producer. “This is such a potent time for our country and the search of our characters for what to believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green Day’s wonderfully lush score,” he added. “We’re thrilled to be welcoming “American Idiot” to St Louis as one of the highlights of the opening season of the newly restored Peabody Opera House,” said John Urban, Executive Vice President of Events and New Business for Peabody Opera House and Scottrade Center. “The Opera House has a wonderful legacy of both great rock music and exciting theater, and the debut of this groundbreaking production promises to deliver p l e n t y o f b o t h - - a l l i n a n environment that will put fans right in the midst of the sights, sounds and spectacle.” The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track ““American Idiot”” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.” “American Idiot” premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show “the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade” and the Toronto Star
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Touhill announces 2010-11 schedule On its 2010-11 calendar, the Touhill again showcases events that span many genres, from classical t o o p e r a , jazz to dance, and international to special events. Single tickets for most events went on sale Aug. 9. The breadth and wealth of talent that will grace the two stages at the performing arts center is largely reflective of continued partnerships with esteemed local arts organizations, including Dance St. Louis, Modern American Dance Company, Ambassadors of Harmony, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Arianna String Quartet and Jazz St. Louis, as well as select, outstanding resources on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. Exceptions are noted in the event calendar. Tickets are available at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.touhill. org; or by phone at 314-516-4949. The Touhill’s Ticket Office is located at One University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121. S t u d e n t , g ro u p , a n d s e n i o r discounts are available. Check with the Ticket Office for eligibility. May 14 • Sat @ 8PM • $18 Triptych is a vivacious three-part ensemble that delivers elegant and soulful renderings of traditional music and step dance, from Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian traditions. (E3!) EMERSON SPRING TO DANCE
2011 Presented by Dance St. Louis and the Touhill May 26 - 28 • 5PM • $10 • on sale TBA A travelogue of great dance from Missouri to Minnesota, and a cornucopia of styles from ballet and contemporary dance to hip-hop and tap. T H E A M B A S S A D O R S O F HARMONY: Voices in Harmony 2011 June 18 • Sat @ 2 & 8PM • on sale
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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, May 12 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End • C u s t o m i z e d Vi s t a s - J o s e p h D’Uva and Zickefoose Exhibit, Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center, UMSL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free
Friday, May 13 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End • C u s t o m i z e d Vi s t a s - J o s e p h D’Uva and Zickefoose Exhibit, Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center, UMSL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free
Saturday, May 14 • Triptych presented by The Center For International Studies, The Touhill, University of Missouri St. Louis, 8 p.m., $18 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End
Sunday, May 15 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End
Monday, May 16 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End • C u s t o m i z e d Vi s t a s - J o s e p h D’Uva and Zickefoose Exhibit, Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center, UMSL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free
Tuesday, May 17 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree
Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End
Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B
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• The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Laura Beard: Thick and Smooth Exhibit, Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
• The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Spring to Dance Festival 2011, The Touhill, University of Missouri St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. • Laura Beard: Thick and Smooth Exhibit, Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
• The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End
Thursday, May 19 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • “Messiah” Series 2010, St. Louis Regional Arts, Central West End
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Thursday, May 26 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Spring to Dance Festival 2011, The Touhill, University of Missouri St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. • Laura Beard: Thick and Smooth
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Saturday, May 28 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High SchoolGallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • S p r i n g t o D a n c e F e s t i v a l 2011, The Touhill, University of
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Sunday, May 29 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High SchoolGallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B
Monday, May 30 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High SchoolGallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B
Tuesday, May 31 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B
• The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Laura Beard: Thick and Smooth Exhibit-Opening Night, Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
Saturday, May 21
• The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Laura Beard: Thick and Smooth Exhibit, Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
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Oak Terrace Resort and Spa May unfolds with lots of activities in Pana Spring is in full bloom and Oak Terrace Resort & Spa in Pana is in full swing with events and activities. The golf course is in great shape, the spa is buzzing with activity, Mulligan’s Restaurant and Bar is back to a full 7 day/week schedule, and all of our lodging options including The Inn, Townhomes, and Villas are available seven nights each week. No matter what you enjoy, there is something for everyone at Oak Terrace. So plan NOW to get your Spring started with a visit to Oak Terrace Resort& Spa!
reservations. Get your golf season started at Oak Terrace. Call 800-577-7598 to book a golf package or make your tee time NOW! Mulligan’s Restaurant and Bar Mulligan’s Restaurant and Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast features a daily hot breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. And dinner will be available nightly from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday and until 10 p.m. on weekends.
Here's a sampling of what's being offered: Stay and Play in May! Want to Stay and Play? We have you covered with our Spring Golf Packages. This package is packed full of value and is valid through May 31, 2011. Three day, two night packages including room, 3 rounds of golf and hot breakfast buffet, is only $222* per person. Tw o d a y 1 n i g h t p a c k a g e s including room, 2 rounds of golf and hot breakfast buffet is only $129* per person *Based on double occupancy in an Inn Room – tax and resort fees not included. Package valid weekdays only. Not valid on existing
Daily dinner features include: Monday: Italian night! Are we having your favorite Italian dish tonight? Ask your server for details on your Italian favorite for only $10 plus salad bar. The Italian special for tonight may be: chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna or many others! Tuesday: $3 beef tacos with all the fillings! How many will you eat? We’ll also have $3 margaritas! Ole! Wednesday: Home style favorites such as meatloaf, chicken pot pie, slow cooked pot roast, or many others for only $10. All well brand bar fresh cocktails only $2.50. Enjoy a night
out, comfort food, and a great deal! Thursday: Rib Night! A Mulligan’s Favorite! Full rack for $22; Half rack for $16. All house wine by the glass half price. Friday: It’s Fish Fry Night! All you can eat hand battered Cod for only $10. Pitchers of beer $8 and pitchers of margaritas $15. Saturday: Prime Rib Night! A Mulligan’s Tradition! King Cut: $21; Queen Cut: $18. Barefoot riesling and all Copper Ridge wines $10 a bottle And every Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. we feature our Sunday Brunch complete with all of your breakfast favorites and a variety of lunch selections. Brunch is only $8.95 and does not include a beverage. Kids 6 to 12 years old are $4.95 and Kids 5 and under are FREE. For reservations call 800-5777598 Memorial Day Weekend Events Memorial Day Weekend Boating on Beyer’s Lake Memorial Day signals the traditional start of summer and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing pontoon boat cruise on Beyer’s lake. The Resort has 4 pontoon boats available for hourly, half day, and daily rental. Whether a few hours of fishing, a cruise with the family, or a romantic sunset picnic for two, be sure to plan a few hours during the weekend on the lake. And to kick off the start of our boating season, we’re providing 25% off our regular rates all weekend long. For more information on our boat rentals, enquire at the Golf Shop. Patio Party at the Spa Saturday, May 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy the onset of summer and an evening of fun and camaraderie with a cocktail party on the deck of The LakeView Spa. We will have live entertainment, a nice selection of hors d’oeuvres, and one cocktail for only $10 per person. In addition, your paid admission enters you into a closest to the pin competition on the floating green at Beyers Lake. Yep, you read it right! Tee off with special floating golf balls and try to
hit Oak Terrace’s original “floating green”. For those who missed out on this unique event last time be sure not to miss out again! Prizes will be awarded for the best shots. Call now for reservations at 800577-7598 Join us for Nine and Dine Sunday Afternoon, May 29, 3 p.m. Golf and 5 p.m. Cookout Plan to join us for nine holes of golf in a friendly scramble format and then a hamburger, hotdog, and chicken cookout following play on the patio. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual and we will pair you. It’s only $10.00 per person plus applicable fees for golf or just join us for the cookout if you can’t make it for golf. We are having drink specials too! All draft light beer will be $1.50 or $8 for a pitcher and house wine will be $2.50 house wine by the glass. For more information or to make a reservation call the golf shop at 800-577-7598. Indulge Yourself at LakeView Spa in May & June! If you’ve never been to the L a k e Vi e w S p a , h e r e ’ s y o u r perfect opportunity to enjoy the relaxed ambiance, comfortable surroundings, variety of services, and expansive views of Beyers Lake the Spa affords. Indulge yourself with our Indulge Spa Package. The package includes
a one night stay, $100 per person in Spa Services, and 10% off Spa Services (Weekdays only) for only $161.00 per person plus tax. Rates based on double occupancy in double queen or single king at the Inn. Think about the possibilities. This could be a great girls or couples getaway. Imagine spending a leisurely day at the spa getting pampered. Start with a manicure or pedicure. Enjoy a massage and a relaxing soak, all the while in the company of your friends enjoying lunch, wine, and sweeping views of Beyers Lake. Then, when through, retreat to your villa, townhome, or Inn Room for a night of dining, socializing, and enjoying your friends. Our villas and townhomes accommodate up to 5 adults, have kitchens, flat screen satellite televisions, and some even have hot tubs. Our Inn rooms are intimate and perfect for a couple or two friends. For more information on Oak Terrace, visit our website at www. oakterraceresort.com Based on double occupancy in an Inn Room; applicable taxes and resort fee additional. Offer expires June 30, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.oakterraceresort.com/ or call Oak Terrace at (800) 5777589.
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QuickGlance Movie Reviews
“Water for Elephants”
There are times you should just keep on ignoring the elephant in the room, and this is one. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel about romance and intrigue in a Depression-era circus plods along at a pachyderm’s pace. Witherspoon and Pattinson are a three-ring snooze-fest together, bringing little passion to a love story supposedly so fiery, it blows the roof off the big top. Pattinson’s a destitute ex-veterinary student who falls in with circus folks, where he and the show’s star (Witherspoon) fall in love while making friends with an elephant. The movie’s star attraction is Christoph Waltz, who won an Academy Award as a gleefully psychotic Nazi in “Inglourious Basterds” and here delivers another wicked performance as Witherspoon’s hubby, the cruel, jealous circus ringleader. Waltz commands every moment that he’s on screen, highlighting how dull fellow Oscar-winner Witherspoon and “Twilight” heartthrob Pattinson are. Director Francis Lawrence (”Constantine,” “I Am Legend”) throttles down from action flicks and sputters through this treacly love triangle (or love quadrangle, if you throw in the elephant). RATED: PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content. RUNNING TIME: 121 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”
He’s 68 years old and narrates his documentaries in an unmistakably raspy whisper, his heavy German accent adding an air of mystery to everything he’s describing. And yet Werner Herzog has such obvious enthusiasm for the discoveries here, it’s as if you’re listening to a giddy little kid who learned the coolest thing at school today and cannot wait to tell you all about it. That’s just one of the many fascinating contradictions that mark Herzog’s latest film, about a French cave containing spectacular prehistoric artwork that was closed off to the outside world over 20,000 years ago when a rock face collapsed. Once scientists found it and began investigating inside, they saw vivid and pristine images of horses, bears, rhinos and other creatures that they estimate are over 30,000 years old — almost twice as old as previous finds. Researchers call it one of the most important cultural finds ever, and not only did Herzog gain unprecedented access, he also shot it all in 3-D. Now, we’re not always a fan of the technology, but not only is it not gimmicky, it actually enhances the viewing experience — making these images seem more tactile and immediate. “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” immerses us in a space that’s at once enormous and darkly cramped, full of shimmering crystal formations and scattered cave bear skulls. The film does grow a bit repetitive, though, and could have been a half-hour shorter. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.
If the filmmakers had thrown in giant, shape-shifting robots, talking apes and some vampires, the fifth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise would hardly have been more outlandish. That said, the movie will get you where you’re going. Opting for a blowout of a movie with no restraints whatsoever, director Justin Lin wisely adds former wrestling superstar Dwayne Johnson as a relentless federal agent to go toe-to-toe with Vin Diesel’s driving ace, who’s again on the run along with his sister (Jordana Brewster) and his cop-turned-outlaw pal (Paul Walker). Any thwack from the inevitable Diesel-Johnson slugfest might kill an ordinary human,
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but these characters basically are comic-book figures, so they’re able to wail the innards out of each other and come through with only a cosmetic bruise or two. It’s nonsense, but when Hollywood does nonsense right, it can be a lot of fun. Lin now is far more assured as an action director, crafting stunts and chases that zip along so recklessly you won’t much care how utterly impossible they are. Past “Fast and Furious” rowdies such as Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Sung Kang join Diesel and company for an “Ocean’s Eleven”-style heist romp. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language. RUNNING TIME: 130 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
“Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”
Red Riding Hood needs a better agent. Months after being refashioned in a werewolf tale, she’s back in this computer-animated sequel to the mostly forgotten 2005 original. The fractured fairy tale has returned with 3-D graphics, more polished animation and less wit. There was some madcap charm to the earlier “Hoodwinked!” which reinterpreted the story of Red Riding Hood as a “Rashomon”style detective story. This sequel, directed by Mike Disa, takes the same characters and instead of refashioning a fairy tale, casts them in an action film plot. Red (Hayden Panettiere assuming Anne Hathaway’s role), Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Twitchy (an overcaffeinated squirrel voiced by Cory Edwards) and Granny (Glenn Close) are now special agents in the Happily Ever After Agency. Led by the dapper, long-legged frog Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), they pursue the kidnapped Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler) when they’re taken by a witch (Joan Cusack). The frame is more “Mission: Impossible” than Brothers Grimm. The result is a more professional-looking film with less comedy. If only the talented voice cast had written it, too. RATED: PG for some mild rude humor, language and action. RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One star out of four.
It’s not just prom, it’s Disney’s “Prom.” And so no one smokes, no one sneaks in peach schnapps in a flask and no one gets lucky in the back of a limo. This is all about that magical night when everyone gets together, regardless of the social hierarchy that had been firmly in place the past four years, and dreams come true. Wholesome, earnest dreams for wholesome, earnest kids — except for the resident bad boy, that is. But naturally, he’ll turn out to have a heart of gold. Yes, director Joe Nussbaum’s film, from a script by Katie Wech, is chock-full of high-school movie cliches — sometimes knowingly and amusingly so. There’s a tall, misfit character named Lloyd (Nicholas Braun) who resembles “Say Anything ...”-era John Cusack — a tall, misfit character named Lloyd. Of course, the straight-arrow good girl (Aimee Teegarden) will get stuck working with the motorcycleriding rebel (Thomas McDonell), and they will see through their respective prejudices to not only get along but fall for each other. Still, the sweetness and guilelessness of “Prom” is actually strangely charming, and for its target audience — girls who are several years away from having to pick out that perfect dress — this will be a safe, enjoyable and validating little diversion. RATED: PG for mild language and a brief fight. RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
In this publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ginnifer Goodwin, left, and Colin Egglesfield are shown in a scene from, “Something Borrowed.”
Say "I don't" to "Something Borrowed" By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press “Something Borrowed” poses the question: What happens when you realize you’re in love with your best friend’s fiance? But the characters are either so ill-defined or unlikable, it’s hard to care whether they get out of this tricky situation with their emotions and relationships intact. And that’s odd, and unfortunate, because “Something Borrowed” stars the ordinarily adorable Ginnifer Goodwin as a New York attorney who finds herself in that predicament. Directed by Luke Greenfield (”The Girl Next Door”) and based on the novel by Emily Giffin, “Something Borrowed” introduces us to Goodwin’s character, Rachel, on the night of her 30th birthday. She’s quietly freaking out about the passage of time because she’s still hopelessly single,
the clichid trademark of so many chick-lit heroines. Meanwhile, her closest pal since childhood, the blonde party girl Darcy (Kate Hudson), is about to marry Dex (Colin Egglesfield), Rachel’s good friend from law school. Rachel introduced the two of them six years ago and encouraged them to get together, even though she was secretly in love with Dex. (And Egglesfield, a former soap opera star in his first major film role, is traditionally handsome in a young-Tom-Cruise sort of way.) But after a few drinks at her surprise party, she and Dex end up sleeping together — and that inspires them to revisit feelings they’d both suppressed. Clearly, they’re meant for each other, but each feels a responsibility toward Darcy — which makes no sense, because Darcy only feels a responsibility toward herself. As Hudson describes her own character in the film’s
production notes, “Darcy is all about Darcy.” And as Hudson plays her, she is rampantly narcissistic; the script from Jennie Snyder Urman renders her in such one-dimensional fashion, it’s hard to figure out what she does besides drink and shop. She may not even have a job. So it’s baffling that Rachel and Dex, two intelligent, ostensibly decent-hearted people, have chosen to spend any time with her at all, much less made her one of the most important people in their lives. It’s also obvious that Dex’s old-money parents would be happier with the sweet and proper Rachel rather than the flamboyant and obnoxious Darcy. And so the majority of “Something Borrowed” features Rachel and Dex hemming and hawing over how to handle their burgeoning relationship, as the threat of the big day draws ever closer. Much of this takes place over dull
weekends at Darcy’s Hamptons beach house with a cadre of supporting players. John Krasinski co-stars as Rachel and Darcy’s childhood friend, Ethan, who mainly exists for cutaway reaction shots and sarcastic remarks (he does get a few amusing lines); Steve Howey plays Marcus, a gleeful womanizer whom Darcy insists Rachel should hook up with, which shows how little Darcy really knows or cares about Rachel; and Ashley Williams as the clingy Claire, with whom Ethan had a one-night stand he regrets. He is so desperate to avoid her, he pretends to be gay. That’s how horrible all these people are. Many melodramatic revelations come to light in the film’s third act, then they’re just as quickly resolved. But don’t feel daunted: You’ll probably have checked out mentally and emotionally long before any of this anyway.
"Thor" paves way for a comic book summer By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge W h e n I h a d t h e v e r y g re a t fortune to attend an early screening of Thor more than five weeks ago, I knew I was sitting on top of the world. Our cell phones had to be checked at the door to the auditorium and the attendant told us we were the first folks outside of Paramount to see it in 3-D. Of course, I also had to agree not to talk (or write) about my experiences until the film’s release. At that time, May 6th seemed like an eternity away, but that’s all behind us now - just like the slow Spring movie season. I’m happy to report that the film did exceed my exceptionally low expectations, even if its 3-D effects are weak. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the esteemed warrior god, is an oldschool Marvel superhero and his addition to the movie library (along with the rollout of Captain America later this Summer) is all about laying the groundwork for
next year’s ensemble spectacle The Avengers. Ladies and gentlemen, the comic book genre is more alive and well than at any other time in its history! The plot of this feature has Thor learning a hard lesson from his cruel, but wise, father Odin (Anthony Hopkins, rocking a golden eye patch. Rene Russo is cast as his wife.) after the hammer-wielding tough guy disobeys an order to keep away from their enemies, the Frost Giants. Half of Thor takes place in his home world of Asgard, a mystical place that reminds me very much of the clouded cities where the old “Megaman Nintendo” games were set - shiny and full of exciting weather. It’s also guarded by the fierce Heimdall (Idris Elba), a friend of Thor and his band of merry mercenaries (Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, and Jaimie Alexander). Upon discovery by this father, however, Thor is cast
down to Earth where he is stripped of his superhuman powers and is unable to handle Mjolnir, his amazing hammer. Be assured the weapon is far cooler in the movie than I ever expected it would be. In our realm, though, it’s simply stuck to a rock in the desert near the spot where Thor originates and a team of scientists is studying the effects of weather. Jane Foster (the suddenly slumming Natalie Portman) and Erik Selvig (Stellan S k a r s g a rd ) , a l o n g w i t h t h e i r assistant, Darcy (Kat Dennings), are shocked to find Thor and at a loss to explain his presence until all heck starts to fall apart around them. S.H.I.E.LD agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and two other, better-left secret, cameos show up to start hounding Thor at the same time that baddies from the Frost Giants and Asgard track him down to kill him in his weakened form and enslave our planet. These forces are led by his disloyal brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Odin other
son and new heir to the Asgardian throne. There’s really a lot of plot to chew on here, despite the amazing (and loud) action that takes place within it. I guess we could credit director Kenneth Branagh for that, using his British sensibilities to give a little legitimacy to the proceedings. The danger - at least the immediate danger - is neatly wrapped up by the end, but a greater and more foreboding evil lurks in the background. This is a typical
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middle child film that is going to leave a few ruffled feathers. On the bright side, though, is Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie next Summer. What could be better than his Mutant Enemy Awesomeness directing a collaboration of six above the title heroes? I’m betting not much, but time will tell. ••• Thor runs 124 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.
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Sunshine on your shoulders Skin care tips for the summer months With 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to take this opportunity to recommend the following prevention guidelines. 1. Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM when the sun is strongest. An extra rule of thumb is the “shadow rule.” If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation is stronger; if your shadow is longer, UV radiation is less intense. 2. Do not burn. A person’s risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns at any point in life. Severe burns not only significantly increase your chances of developing skin cancer, but can make you ill. For severe
burns, see your doctor. 3. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. UV radiation from tanning machines is known to cause cancer in humans. Indoor UV tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than those who have never tanned indoors. Tanning bed users are also 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. The more time a person has spent tanning indoors, the higher the risk. 4. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Clothing can be your most effective form of sun protection, so make the most of it with densely woven and bright- or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin you cover, the better, so choose long sleeves and long pants whenever possible. 5. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
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every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 6. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. One six-ounce bottle of sunscreen should provide two full days of sun protection for prolonged outdoor activity. 7. Keep newborns out of the sun since their skin is extremely vulnerable. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months. Children are very sensitive to ultraviolet radiation-- just one severe sunburn in childhood doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life. 8. Examine your skin head-to-toe every month. While self-exams shouldn’t replace the important annual skin exam performed by a physician, they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer. If you notice any
change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. To find out more about how to perform self-examination and spot a skin cancer, visit www. SkinCancer.org/selfexamination. 9. See your doctor every year for a professional skin exam. You can also check www.SkinCancer.org/Tour to see if The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour is coming to your area. The Tour, presented by AVEENO and Rite Aid, provides FREE, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists. About The Skin Cancer Foundation The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. For more information, visit www.SkinCancer.org.
Family Focus Porches add style, offer durability Experts make suggestions for doing it right By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press It’s been a long, hard winter in much of the country. Towering snowdrifts, icy roads, freak hailstorms. For many of us, spring can’t come fast enough, and with it the chance to enjoy our porches, patios and sunrooms. Options abound for making these indoor/outdoor spaces look stylish. But can we have all that gorgeous style while using durable, easy-to-care-for items that will stay looking good all season? The experts say yes — if you choose carefully. “When it comes to materials, now more than ever the gap has been bridged between indoor and outdoor. There are a ton of pieces that look fit for your actual living room, but they’re meant to be outdoors,” says designer and decordemon.com founder Brian Patrick Flynn. “A lot of people are beginning to find that perfect outdoor sofa and bring it into their sunroom.” H e re , F l y n n a n d t w o o t h e r experts — Los Angeles-based interior designer Betsy Burnham and decorator and design blogger Nick Olsen — offer advice on creating beautiful sunrooms and porches that you can enjoy effortlessly. THE RIGHT FABRICS Outdoor fabrics have come a long way since the plastic-coated 1970s. These designers all praise Sunbrella and other high-end outdoor fabric companies for their wide selection of colors, styles and textures. “But,” warns Olsen, “really good outdoor fabrics don’t come cheap.” He recommends buying a basic indoor sofa at a reasonable price from a retailer like West Elm, then recovering just the seat cushions and a few throw pillows in a pricey outdoor fabric. This will
cost notably less than upholstering all of your sunroom furniture in high-end outdoor textiles. Another use of fabric: Flynn suggests hanging drapes “to soften the feel of a room that’s on the exterior of your house,” and to add a dash of color and pattern. “Sunrooms usually have so many windows, so much glass,” he says. “You want to soften the hard edges and take away the feeling of being up against the outside of the house.” Drapes can be hung at windows or used to cover a less-thanattractive wall. THE OLDEST OBJECTS “Something that’s been through a lot already is going to be able to put up with even more,” Burnham says. She suggests using vintage furniture and accessories that have already withstood the elements to give porches and sunrooms a dose of personality. Search flea markets for items made of worn wood and metal. If they become further scuffed, it only adds to the beauty. If you prefer a fresh sheen on vintage items, metal pieces such as old wrought-iron furniture can be sprayed with automotive paint at an auto-body shop. This creates a glossy, colorful surface impervious to the elements. “It’s an excellent way to take something that might be 50 or 60 years old,” says Flynn, “and make it look showroom new.” Another option: Burnham sometimes repurposes cowhides to upholster seats. They’re high-style, she says, but “can take some abuse. The cows certainly have been out in the rain.” THE EASIEST FLOORS Flynn suggests using porch paint on wood or cement floors to bring color and pattern without a rug. Spill some food or drink? It wipes up easily. And if the painted floor gets worn as the summer wears on, no problem. A faded patina adds to the charm. Rugs in outdoor fabrics are also an option. “Thom Felicia has a line you can get on overstock.com right now
that’s super-affordable,” Flynn says. Olsen also visits overstock.com for outdoor rugs, which he says are very durable. “The dog can chew it up and nothing happens. ... But if worst comes to worst and it’s damaged, you don’t feel guilty, because it was no major investment.” THE STURDIEST ACCESSORIES Like outdoor fabrics, plastic dinnerware has come a long way in recent years. Burnham has found chic Suzani-print plates that are “fabulous. You’d never imagine they were plastic.” For durable seating, Burnham says L.L. Bean’s basic rocking chairs have a classic style and are built to last. For planters, “instead of going crazy with really nice pottery” that can be expensive and fragile, Flynn suggests buying an inexpensive aluminum trash bin (think Oscar the Grouch), remove the label and add casters to the bottom. Fill the entire thing with used two-liter plastic soda bottles, which weigh very little. Then pour in potting soil, packing it tightly at the top. “Put in a combination of plants that drape over the side, plants that grow really tall like grasses, mossy things that are short and then flowering things,” Flynn says. “You’re using nature as art, and you’re containing the plants with something used out of context” that is durable. For more fragile accessories, it’s all about location: Olsen says a large framed mirror brings indoor glamour to any porch, and should be safe if it’s hung properly in an area away from the flow of foot traffic. Ditto for table lamps. THE SOFTEST LIGHTING In the evening, you can raise the style quotient of your porch or sunroom by using warm, flattering light. “Hanging lighting is a very interesting way to dress up your porch,” Burnham says, “and there are certain kinds of fixtures that you can use safely outside.” Look for ones that are “wet-rated,”
meaning they’re safe even in rain. And for the simplest, easiest d a s h o f b e a u t y, F l y n n s a y s , “you’d be surprised how far those
inexpensive paper lanterns will go.” Hang one over a bare light bulb and it instantly “adds a beautiful soft glow.”
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Dining Delights Major food magazines get makeovers NEW YORK (AP) — It’s starting to feel like an all-you-can-eat buffet on the newsstand lately. And that has some food magazines mixing it up a bit. As many magazines continue to struggle, food magazines show strength. For a third year in a row, launches of new food magazines topped all other categories, according to Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism. And some, such as Food Network Magazine, which debuted in 2009, have enjoyed tremendous success. That’s putting pressure on established food titles. Two of the larger-circulation magazines — Every Day with Rachael Ray and Bon Appetit — this month launched splashy overhauls with new editors at the helm, efforts to attract advertisers and keep readers in the increasingly crowded market. “Those established magazines that come on a regular basis are finding it harder and harder to compete on the newsstand because of how many food titles we have crowding that marketplace,” Husni said. “They need a story to take to the advertisers — they’re refreshed, they’re redesigned — because they have a big competitor called the Food Network Magazine.” The market for food magazines has become more competitive since Food Network Magazine’s launch, which came the same year Bon Appetit owner Conde Nast closed the grand dame of food magazines, Gourmet. Last year, more than 100 out of about 800 new magazines were food titles, Husni said. Plus, a majority of food titles boosted advertising revenue in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. The timing of the dual revamps of Bon Appetit and Every Day is coincidental — the two titles have different owners and aim for slightly different readers. But they operate in the same environment and have
taken similar paths. Both have new editors mixing things up, yet sticking with their magazine’s core identity — for Bon Appetit, that’s being a smart but not snooty food authority; for Every Day, it’s being a distillation of Ray’s bubbly spirit on the page. “The magazine that we remade absolutely puts back energy into the pages,” Rachael Ray said in a phone interview. “It has an energy to it on top of a youthfulness.” Ray’s magazine is making its biggest change since its debut five years ago. There are more photos and the text is often smaller to help pack in more features. Editor-inchief Liz Vaccariello, who came over from Prevention magazine in November, said she wants to engage readers not only with food pages, but to add more lifestyle content with Ray’s unique outlook. (In another change, Ray’s magazine also is looking for a new publisher.) “We’ve seen a lot of success, but things have changed in the marketplace,”Vaccariello said, sitting in her Manhattan office. “It’s time to re-think what the product could be and what Rachael’s fans wanted and expected from her in a printed product.” Bon Appetit has been around for 55 years, but has no intention of becoming fusty — witness the recent campaign to promote the makeover that revolved around the phrase “Bite Me.” Editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, who moved over from fellow Conde Nast magazine GQ, said changes include an emphasis on compelling photos and keeping up with current food culture. The new issue has an essay from of-the-moment chef Gabrielle Hamilton, author of the current best-seller, “Blood, Bones & Butter.” “I wanted it to have some pop visually. I also wanted it to have a sense of realism. If you look at a lot of the photos there are crumbs, there are cookies shot on parchment paper, they’re on actual kitchen counters,” Rapoport said. “This is a magazine for home cooks and the
food should like it was shot in a kitchen and was made by an actual person and not a just some food stylist in a faraway photo studio.” Bon Appetit and Every Day each have more than 1.4 million subscribers, which make up the majority of their total sales. But both dropped in newsstand sales last year compared to 2009, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Though the two magazines still outsell Food Network Magazine, the popular channel’s publication does better on newsstands. In first-quarter ad revenue compared to last year, Bon Appetit was up, Ray’s magazine was down. Husni said that while neither Every Day nor Bon Appetit is messing with its DNA with their redesigns, the publicity that comes from even smaller changes can help
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Pages of Every Day are sprinkled with “QR codes” that can be read by smart phones. Readers who snap a picture can get bonus content, such as recipes. Vaccariello also has been on Ray’s daytime talk show about a dozen times since becoming editor and they’re synchronizing the release of certain features, like style makeovers for women. “We understand the value of the show and the show understands the value of the magazine,” Vaccariello said. At Bon Appetit, Rapoport said they are relaunching their website, developing an app and are getting involved in TV and e-books . Rapoport sees the magazine as the foundation of a larger brand with content that can be enjoyed on a tablet or a phone — or wherever the market will go in the years ahead.
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them in a field glutted with food titles. E ve n t h e t o p s e l l i n g f o o d magazines are working to keep things fresh. Taste of Home, which is the nation’s best selling food magazine (and like Ray’s magazine is published by Reader’s Digest Association) quietly underwent a “refresh” earlier this year that ushered in some font and photo changes , said editor-in-chief Catherine Cassidy. She said the reader recipe-packed magazine adapts constantly. “We have a lot of competition nipping at our heels all the time,” Cassidy said. That means competition from e l e c t r o n i c m e d i a a s we l l a s other magazines — yet another consideration for the two new editors.
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