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17th Annual

City Park • June 13th & 14th

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What’s Inside 3

Route 66 Festival Where Edwardsville gets its kicks.

3 A hot time in Old Town Glen Carbon Homecoming set to shine.

4 Big League dreams

Local couple welcomes four minor leaguers.

5 Reeling in the big one Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair scheduled

9 Under the stars

Outdoor attractions in Missouri.

16 Arianna String Quartet Performances planned at the Touhill.

19 Live at COCA

Sossy Mechanics' Trick Boxing.




What’s Happening Friday June 6____________ • St. Louis Uncorked – The First Sip of Summer, Soldier’s Memorial Plaza, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Emerson Children’s Zoo Live Animal Shows, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Various Times daily • Circus Flora “The Pawn”, Grand Center District, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. • Stages presents They’re Playing Our Song, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Stages presents Always…Patsy Cline, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Elixir of Love, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Inspired by Nature: A Collection of Wildlife Art by Robert Bateman, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through October 31. • History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It!, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 6. • New Mastersounds w/ Dopapod, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Peter Mayer Group w/Brendan Mayer, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Tidal Volume EP Release Party w/C’est La Vie, Flood Logic, Red Letter Day, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Jake’s Leg, Cicero’s, St. Louis,

Doors 10:00 p.m. • RFT Music Showcase Pre Party w/Tef Poe, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Saturday June 7____________ • 13th Annual Green Homes Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. • 45th Annual Lafayette Square Spring House and Garden Tour, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • St. Louis Uncorked – The First Sip of Summer, Soldier’s Memorial Plaza, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. • 18th Annual Chinese Culture Days, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • First Bank Sea Lion Shows, The Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. • Nature Connects 2.0, Art with LEGO Bricks Exhibit, Missouri Botanical Garden, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Yoga Under the Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. • Emerson Children’s Zoo Live Animal Shows, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Various Times daily • Saint Louis Renaissance Faire, Rotary Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Circus Flora “The Pawn”, Grand Center District, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. • Stages presents They’re Playing Our Song, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

• Stages presents Always…Patsy Cline, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Inspired by Nature: A Collection of Wildlife Art by Robert Bateman, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through October 31. • History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It!, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 6. • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Exhibit, Missiouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 17. • Lizzie Weber, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 11:00 p.m. • Kold Kace “Loyalty” Release Party feat. Kold Kace, Yak Boy Fresh, Superhero Villains, Mr. Conflict, V$A, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday June 8____________ • Big Truck Day, Kemp Auto Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • First Bank Sea Lion Shows, The Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. • Emerson Children’s Zoo Live Animal Shows, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Various Times daily • Saint Louis Renaissance Faire, Rotary Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Circus Flora “The Pawn”, Grand Center District, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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People City gears up for Route 66 Festival By MATT WINTE Of The Edge Mention Route 66 to anyone and the road conjures up images of people traveling across the country in a time before interstates and planes significantly shortened the journey. To keep the memories of the Mother Road strong and to celebrate what the once proud highway means, Edwardsville City Park will play host to the 17th Annual Route 66 Festival on June 13 and June 14. Program Coordinator for the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department Katie Grable said preparations for the festival are coming together well and visitors will have plenty to do. "It felt like it had a slow start and then we just got this influx of art vendors and food vendors. We are right where the number has always been for food vendors, which is a good amount for that size of festival. I feel good about that, but the art vendors really surprised me. We about doubled our typical art vendor population, which is great," Grable said. For those looking to shop or grab a bite to eat, many of the regular vendors will be returning with some new offerings. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on June 13 when the food vendors, beverage vendors, art vendors, historic tents and displays and children's area open. Of course, the festival would not be complete without music, which begins at 6:30 p.m. when Blu Skies takes the stage. In addition, on June 13 the

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City Park will play host again to the Route 66 Festival, which is scheduled June 13 and 14. Illinois Association Route 66 statewide car cruise is kicking off from the festival. At 8 p.m., the children's area and art vendors will close but the fun for the evening is not finished as Aaron Kamm and the One Drops will be returning at 9 p.m. and will continue until 11:30 p.m. The festival closes at midnight. On June 14, the festival goes into high gear with the Metro Milers 10K run and Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride starting off the day. "There are a lot of runners and it is one of the only 10Ks in the area, so it's nice. The Metro Milers do a fantastic job and it’s a very well organized run. There is also the Trailnet Bicycle Run and they

assemble over on the Cassens Transport lot. So it's really an active morning running and biking before it gets too hot," Grable said. At 10 a.m., when the runners and cyclists are winding down, the festival opens for the day with the food vendors, beverage vendors, art vendors, historic tents and displays and children's area. At 12:30 p.m., the local talent showcase starts at the stage. Then at 1 p.m., the trolley tours will begin with Alderman Will Krause giving riders some of the history of Edwardsville while visiting many of the historic city parks. Also at 1 p.m., Way Cool Balloons will be at the park to make balloon animals for all of the

kids at the festival. In addition to balloon animals, there will be bounce houses for the kids and the YMCA and Edwardsville Children's Museum will be on hand with crafts, along with the Eddie the Cougar from SIUE. On June 7, the Edwardsville Arts Center is inviting kids to the center to make cardboard cars that they can wear to the park. The Edwardsville Arts Center is also offering an adult painting class on June 14. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the Edwardsville Arts Center at 655-0337. A big draw of the festival are the classic cars and the car cruise. With the hope of keeping everyone together near the park, the cars will be gathering at the Cassens Transport lot/MCT Park and Ride lot beginning at 3 p.m. "It's walkable. It's more of an integrated part of the festival. With it being at Woodland Elementary (in the past), it wasn't quite a mile away but still most people aren't going to walk from the festival to the former location of the car show. You would get in your car and you would leave the festival and at that point you probably wouldn't come back, because trying to find a parking spot could be problematic. You would almost have to choose between one or the other and this way everything is walkable. So you can enjoy the festival, walk over, see all the cars and then still come back to the festival," Grable said. The car show itself begins at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. the car cruise will begin. Individuals can pre-register for the car show until June 12, but they can also register the day of the show. Live music continues into June

14 with Happenstance starting off the day's live music. They will be followed by the Mellow D's at 4 p.m., The Mojo Roots at 6:30 p.m. and Jeremiah Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Local authors Cheryl Jett and Joe Sonderman will be present with their new book, "Route 66 and Illinois." Grable thanked all of the sponsors for their support of the festival including: Cork Tree Creative, Scott Credit Union, Phillips 66, TheBANK of Edwardsville, 1st Mid American Credit Union, Banfield Pet Hospital, Welk Resorts, Madison Mutual Insurance Company, Cassens Transport, Anderson Hospital, Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc., Abstracts & Titles Inc., Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., The Intelligencer, Mojo's Music, Allied Waste/Republic Services, First Clover Leaf Bank and JF Electric. "I want to encourage everybody to come to the park because it is a lot of the same traditional things that people really look forward to, people have grown to love about the festival – the car cruise, the children's activities. And we will also have some new things this year – more artists, art focused classes. In addition to the craft beer we introduced last year, we will have wine and a lot of the same foods as well as some new ones. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate because it is always a good time," Grable said. For more information about the Route 66 Festival, visit www. or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 692-7538.

Glen Carbon finalizing Homecoming plans By BILL TUCKER Of The Edge It's back to the couples theme for the Glen Carbon Homecoming Parade as the Community Events Committee has selected Bob and Judi Bertels as this year's grand marshals. Kicking off at 5 p.m. on June 14, the parade will roll into Old Town as one of many events slated for the two-day Homecoming. In 2012, former Mayor Ron Foster and his wife Joan served as the parade's grand marshals. Last year, long-time village Trustees Larry Kacer and Bob Buehler did the honors as they wrapped up their political careers. Trustee Mary Ann Smith, who serves as liaison to the Community Events Committee, said gave some background on the couple. Smith said Bob and Judi Bertels have lived in Glen Carbon for more than 30 years. They are widely known as the founders of African Vision of Hope, which Smith said is a nonprofit organization "committed to bringing lasting solutions to children and families living in extreme poverty and confronts the root causes of poverty by providing opportunities to be

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A Budweiser Clydesdale will return to the Glen Carbon Homecoming, which is scheduled June 13 and 14. educated, grow up healthy, develop leadership and economic skills and learn about God's love." Homecoming will be conducted June 13 and 14 in Old Town, with Main Street and Collinsville Street serving as the focal point.

The event – which is conducted at no cost to Glen Carbon taxpayers – continues to grow each year. Smith said sponsorships are a key to the event's success. “The committee would like,

first of all, to thank all of the sponsors of this year ’s Homecoming. The generosity of these businesses and individuals is greatly appreciated," she said. "The financial support of the sponsors along with funds generated by the committee during the two-day event are what pay the bills and insure the future of the Homecoming and Glenfest events.” A new addition to Homecoming is Sparky the Magical Clown, who will be entertaining guests from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. both nights. The Smash-A-Car event is being sponsored by Habitat for Humanity this year and offers those willing an opportunity to take a whack at a car with a sledgehammer while supporting a good cause. Both days will feature laser tag, carnival rides and games, food and beverages. The Edwardsville High School Pom Pom Squad and Sam's Club will host a dunking booth, another new addition this year. On June 13, a Budweiser Clydesdale will make an appearance – and pose with guests for photos – from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Homecoming favorite the Well Hungarians will take the stage from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performing a mix of country and rock. On June 14, the parade will begin at Meridian Road and travel down Main Street to Old Town. Also at 5 p.m., the Covered Bridge 5K run will get under way. The Dirty Muggs, this year's new musical act, will perform from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. And at 10 p.m., a fireworks display will light up the sky as more bursts will be seen over Old Town than ever before. Advance ride tickets are available at a discount at Village Hall and Sweeties Confections until 3 p.m. on June 13. Smith said food offerings so far include pulled pork sandwiches, five-alarm Fritos, kettle corn, blooming onions, soft tacos, bomb pops, Cajun wings, deep-fried chocolate chip cookies, sweet tea and juice. Parade and 5K run registration forms as well as other information is available on the village website,, under the Homecoming tab.

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People Rolling out the welcome mat Edwardsville couple serving as hosts to four minor league baseball players By MATTHEW KAMP It’s a typical Saturday at the Leys’ ranch-style home in Edwardsville. Frank is outside working on the yard and Sue is on the patio enjoying the cool spring weather. Their two children, Jessica and Jacob, are long moved out of the house. The house is nice and neat, with no clutter and everything picked up. It’s just Frank and Sue there — except during baseball season. The Leys are a host family for four Gateway Grizzlies players this season. It is the fifth year that the Edwardsville couple has opened up their house to the players that are hoping to one day make it into Major League Baseball. “They have a dream and we have the room,” Sue said. Stacks of shoes line the floor next to the front door — it’s one of the few rules that Sue has for the players. Just inside the entrance, steps lead to a finished basement that acts as an apartment for the players. Living with a host family is the everyday life for players in the lower levels. The Grizzlies play in the Frontier League, and with player salaries being low, host families are a necessity during the season. “This is like my seventh host family, between college and pro ball. They are unbelievable people that let us into their personal lives and be part of their family. It’s something that we could never really thank them for,” said Gateway first baseman Ben Waldrip, who was born in Memphis, went to high school in Massachusetts and college in California and Alabama. Waldrip, a 6-foot-7 first baseman and former Colorado Rockies prospect, is joined by his teammates and California natives Jonathon “J.J.” Johnson, Richard Seigel and Michael Wing at the Leys this season. The four just recently moved in for the summer. The preseason started on May 6 and the regularseason opener is May 16 at GCS Ballpark in Sauget. The four have a place to stay this upcoming season because of a chance encounter Sue had with the team’s host family’s coordinator a little over five years ago. “I was volunteering at Anderson Hospital, and there was a woman there that was in charge of the host families. I heard her talking one day, and asked, ‘How do you do that?’ She told me to let her know if I was interested and that they would give me an application,” Sue said. “I came home to Frank and asked him, ‘What do you think?’ He said he didn’t care and that it was up to me.” After looking into the program a little bit more, the Leys decided to give it a try. “(The coordinators) came over and looked at the house and made sure we had enough space for the boys. They had a dinner before the season for the staff and host families. We went, they gave us a stack of tickets for the game and told us that they would let us know who we got and when they would be there,” Sue said. The stack of tickets was season tickets for the Leys. It is one of the perks, along with concessions at the game, that the Grizzlies offer host families.


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The Leys are hosting four Gateway Grizzlies players at their Edwardsville home this summer. From left are Jonathon Johnson, Michael Wing, Richard Seigel and Ben Waldrip. Not much of a fan, Sue wasn’t too upbeat about hearing the news of season tickets. That changed, though, in a hurry. “We went to our first game to see what was going on. Pretty soon, we were following them out of town,” Sue said. Frank jumped in, saying, “We are Gateway Grizzlies junkies now.” Wing, who was traded to the Grizzlies toward the end of last season, said the players do notice when they see their respective host family. “It is nice that they are out there,” Wing said. “They already do so much. That is nice to see them out there. We don’t expect it.” Showing up to the games is just another of the many things the Leys do to make the players feel at home and like family. The Edwardsville couple goes above and beyond for the players, including cooking meals and doing laundry. Frank was quick to credit Sue for the cooking, which Waldrip called “unbelievable.” “The feeding is up to the individual host family. The only thing the host family is promising to do is giving them a place to stay,” Frank said. “However, when you have a motherly figure in the house, she kind of takes over in terms of feeding them, doing their laundry. Not all host families do that.” Seigel found out just how different it is to stay at the Leys the first 24 hours he was there. The couple picked the first-year player up at the airport, despite his flight being delayed several times. The next morning, Sue cooked him breakfast. “I got in late, because my flights kept getting pushed back. I figured I would just take a cab. They were so adamant that they would come get me no matter the time. That

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spoke to the character of the people that they were,” Seigel said. “The next morning I was making breakfast and Susan just came up, ripped the eggs out of my hand and said, “What do you want? I’ll make it. It is just open arms, huge hugs and a welcoming into the family.” The family environment has helped Seigel make the move to the St. Louis area, after graduating from the University of CaliforniaSan Diego last year. “Being my first year in pro ball and that I’ve been here a week, they have made my transition from home to being out here unbelievably easy,” Seigel said. Seigel said there is always a hot breakfast for the players when they wake up. The Leys also usually cook a meal after games. If a host family is feeding their players, the Leys said they are going to need a lot of milk. “We go through probably five or six gallons of milk per week,” Sue said. “Before, it was next to zero.” When the guys aren’t eating or with the Grizzlies, they usually spend their time hanging out in the basement or watching TV with the Leys. “We do a little bit of everything,” Waldrip answered about what he does during his down time. “A great part about the Leys is they treat us like we are family and this is our house as much as theirs. She says she is always here to help out and Frank says that they are there to serve. It goes to show the type of people they are.” It’s the type of atmosphere that Johnson wanted to be part of again. Of the four players, he is the only one to have already stayed at the house. Johnson said it was an easy decision to come back to the Leys. “I have been living with many host families throughout the years, and, by far, they make me feel the

most comfortable,” Johnson said. “They make me feel the most at home.” “My first year, I wasn’t living here. I came over here and visited guys that were living here. They made people that didn’t live here feel comfortable and like it was their home, as well.” Wing experienced the same thing Johnson did last year. He would visit the Leys to hang out with Johnson, who grew up with in California. Now, Wing is with the Leys for the full season and is the oldest of the four there. “I am two days older than J.J., so these are the young bucks,” Wing said while motioning to the other players. “I am the old man.” Wing and Johnson are 25 years old, while Waldrip is 22 and Seigel is 21. Playing together on the diamond and hanging out away from the ballpark will allow the four to form strong bonds and friendships. “We are all here to play baseball, but a lot of times you see guys that get too caught up in that and don’t form the relationships and friendships that’s part of the game. It is one of the things that I enjoy the most,” Waldrip said. “You can get to know and be best friends and brothers with them.” Seigel believes a close bond will make winning that much better. “You get to know them, hang out with them all the time. The pool table is used every day. We are all down here hanging out. Those relationships are being built,” Seigel said. “Once you get into the season, it makes playing together and winning so much more gratifying.” The red-felt pool table sits in the corner of the basement, just a few feet away from one of the giant leather couches where the players are spread out.

Asked who the best pool player was of the four, only Wing was brave enough to raise his hand. “It is friendly competition down here. I think everybody was wanting to raise their hand, but I was the only one to do it,” Wing said. Seigel said it’s, “Up for debate.” Waldrip was quick to note that, “Frank is the king. He won’t come down and play us yet. He is waiting until we are good enough.” The camaraderie built around the pool table or playing video games helps the players focus on something other than baseball when they are not at the field. It gives them a chance to ease their mind and be normal adults. An eased mind is needed for success on the diamond according to Johnson. “When you have to worry about things other than what’s between the lines, it is just a distraction. Here, there is no distraction,” Johnson said. The Grizzlies aren’t the only area team using host families. The Frontier Greys, a second-year traveling team, stays in the area 70 nights during the summer and is based out of Highland. The Leys help coordinate host families for the Greys. For more info on that program, Sue can be contacted at “Even though we are hosting Grizzlies, we agree to help coordinate host families for the Frontier Greys, which is another team in the same league that doesn’t have a home stadium,” Frank said. Host families — like the Leys — are needed to help the players progress their baseball careers. Without them, many players would have to turn to other careers. “Without them, it wouldn’t be possible,” Waldrip said. “It’s like a saving grace at the end of the day.”


For The Edge For a day filled with fun and educational activities for the entire family check out the Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th at Pere Marquette State Park, near Grafton, on Illinois Route 100. The 24th Annual Fishing Fair will include some favorite activities from previous years, plus several new activities we hope families will enjoy. Some favorites include a catchand-release bluegill pond, where young anglers can have their photograph taken with their catch; the popular One-Cast station where everyone wins a prize; and the Bowfishing Stations where children can shoot in a pool or at a 3D target. Every child that completes at least seven stations will receive a prize and have the chance to catch a trout. A 4,000 gallon mobile aquarium will be returning, stocked with many of the fish species found in the Illinois River. Fishing seminars will be presented there by professional anglers all day, including our local experts demonstrating a variety of fishing techniques. There will also be two Dog Retriever shows and a Noodling demonstration. Fredbird will make an appearance, the Lodge Boys folk band will be playing live, and there will be food available for purchase. Some exciting new activities will be introduced this year: Radio Disney will be broadcasting live from 12:00 noon to 4PM, with games and activities for kids; the Audubon

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Pictured are two views of previous Fishing Fairs. Center in West Alton will be hosting an educational station; QEM Fire Department will sponsor a “Smoke House” demonstration, where children can experience what it is like and learn techniques to escape from a burning building, and the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville will host a station on fishing in Ancient Illinois. Scott Isringhausen, IDNR Urban Fishing Coordinator said “We want to get kids hooked on fishing and not on some of the less desirable things that are available for our kids to choose from. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to continue to offer this free event. We are very fortunate to have Phillips 66 of Wood River as a Premier Sponsor, together with WalMart and Cabela’s of St. Charles.” There is no charge to attend the Fishing Fair or to catch a fish and parking is free. No license or fishing gear is needed. For more information contact: Pere Marquette State Park at (618) 786-3323 ext. 1 or Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 883-2524 or view our website at: lands/landmgt/parks/R4/PRM/ PMTwo_Rivers_Fish_Fair.htm The event is hosted by Pere Marquette State Park (administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) and c o - s p o n s o re d b y Tw o R i v e r s N a t i o n a l Wi l d l i f e R e f u g e (administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

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People People planner Olivette on the Go returns

The highly popular community festival, Olivette on the Go returns for its 4th year Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. The event takes place in Stacy Park on the corner of Olive Boulevard and Old Bonhomme Road. The festival provides entertainment for the entire family to enjoy and features a wide array of live music, local food, games and carnival rides.  Attendees can look forward to the big Friday night kick-off with interactive DJ Reggie, walkers and dances.  This year ’s festival features performances by local favorites, The VCRs, That 80s Band and Jake’s Leg.  Popular 90s cover band, The VCRs, are set to perform Saturday, September 27 and will be followed by the 80s cover band, That 80s Band.  Grateful Dead tribute band Jake’s Leg will headline the main stage Sunday, September 28.  Olivette’s Got Talent will be returning for this year ’s festival.  The highly successful talent competition was a great draw and showed of the talent of not only Olivette locals, but talents of other communities as well. The contest is open to all, and features two groups for participants to enter, kids under 10 and ages 11 and up.  Selected participants will advance to c o m p e t e l i v e a t t h e f e s t i v a l .  Round one will take place Saturday, September 27 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with the final round and award ceremony on Sunday, September 28 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Those who wish to participate can submit a short video or audio file under two minutes at www. Although the Olivette on the Go festival celebrates the reside n t s a n d b u sin e s s e s t h a t re s i d e i n O l i v e t t e , o rg a n i z e r s invite everyone in the region to attend. For a complete listing of events, including updated schedules, free on-site parking a r e a s a n d m a p s , v i s i t w w w. Community members are encouraged to volunteer and engage with the city throughout the planning process. Join the conversation through the “Olivette on the Go” Facebook page and receive event updates as the festival draws near. Call Jeff Wade, director of parks and recreation, at 314-991-1249 or visit for additional information.

majestic view of the Mississippi River. Picnic tables and benches are available but lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. C o n c e r t s w i l l b e p re s e n t e d every Thursday in June and July with the last performance Aug. 7 by Alone and Dying, a Grafton favorite, performing old time country and blues. For more information, please s e e t h e a t t a c h e d r e l e a s e . To arrange interviews with event organizers, please contact me at (618) 465-0491.

Movie planned under the Arch

O n S a t u r d a y, J u n e 2 1 , t h e National Park Service invites visitors to a night of music, food and film under the Gateway Arch at “Flicks and Foodies.” This free outdoor summer movie night features classic film favorites screening underneath a classic A m e r i c a n l a n d m a r k , o ff e r i n g spectacular views of downtown St. Louis and a unique motionpicture viewing experience. Starting at 7 pm, visitors can gather on the Arch grounds, and enjoy live music and food trucks. At sunset, an action-packed classic western (rated PG) will show underneath the Arch on a giant projection screen. Please

v i s i t w w w. g a t e w a y a rc h . c o m / events for movie titles. “Flicks and Foodies is the first event of its kind to happen at the Arch, and we are thrilled to bring free public movie nights to the park grounds,” said Ann Honious, Chief, Museum Services a n d I n t e r p re t a t i o n , J e ff e r s o n National Expansion Memorial. “With Flicks and Foodies, our visitors have yet another way to experience the Gateway Arch and learn about the American West.” Parking is available at the Gateway Arch Parking Garage, l o c a t e d a t 2 0 0 Wa s h i n g t o n Avenue in downtown St. Louis. Visitors are encouraged to check w w w. g a t e w a y a r c h . c o m / directions before heading to the event for the most up-to-date information on road detours and c o n s t ru c t i o n s u r ro u n d i n g t h e

Arch grounds. Beginning the Memorial Day weekend, the Gateway Arch will operate in extended hours of 8 am to 10 pm daily.

Flea market returns to Grafton

The Riverside Flea Market in Grafton has returned to Grafton. The flea market is held monthly on the fourth weekend, beginning with the March flea market. The market schedule will continue through October in Grafton. The Grafton Riverside Flea is t h e l a rg e s t f l e a m a r k e t i n t h e Alton region, boasting of more than 75 vendors with a wide selection of antiques, crafts, the usual flea market fare and food. 

There will be a number of new dealers plus familiar faces. The butterfly man will be there on Saturdays. After shopping for your wares, h ead over to The Loading Dock restaurant to enjoy its new menu items.   During the 2014 season, the market will be open to shoppers f ro m 9 a . m . t o 5 p . m . o n t h e following dates: June 28 – 29, July 26 – 27, Aug. 23 – 24, Sept. 27 – 28 and Oct. 25 – 26.   The flea market will be held at the Historic Boatworks, located alongside The Loading Dock, located at 400 Front St. in Grafton. For more information or to be a vendor, please contact Trudi Allen at or g o t o w w w . Market.html.


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The inaugural Moccasin Creek Festival, a celebration of roots and Americana music, will be held at “The Stage� at the Marina at Lake Sara, outside of Effingham, IL, June 27-29th. Promoter Bill Poss has announced the lineup, featuring critically acclaimed acts from all over North America, including Fred Eaglesmith, The Bottle Rockets, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Robbie Fulks, The Giving Tree Band, Elizabeth McQueen, Matt Poss Band, Tif Ginn, Cece and the Bandits, Chain Station, Greg Klyma, Swamp Tigers, Poss Brothers Band, LP and the Honeybee, Firebox, and Heather and Marty. Three days of music will start on Friday, June 27th at four p.m. and run until midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to four p.m. There will be food and beverage vendors (including beer and wine) and there will be artists and artisans displaying and selling their wares. It is a rain-orshine event and the show will go on unless there is a danger to the performers or the audience. Tickets are on sale now at the w e b - s i t e w w w . and can be purchased for the weekend or by the day. Camping is available next door at Lake Sara Campground and cabins are available nearby at Anthony Acres. Effingham is home to 18 hotels and over 60 restaurants: Fred Eaglesmith (Vittoria, ON) is a legendary Canadian songwriter and showman who has been touring North America, and abroad for 30 years. He has 20 critically acclaimed albums, has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and his songs have been recorded by stars including Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, the Cowboy Junkies and others. The Bottle Rockets (Festus, MO) were instrumental in developing the music sound in the early 1990s, influencing generations of roots rockers and country punks like the Gourds, and the Drive-By

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People People planner Flower tours offered in Alton

Flowers are blooming beautifully in local gardens just in time for the gardens shuttle tour provided by the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with Bluff City Tours. These tours are being offered on June 21 and July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Stops include: Monticello Sculpture Gardens, the Heartland Prairie, The Nature Institute (TNI) and the Godfrey Garden. The tours will also make stops at private gardens where owners will be present to share personal stories and answer questions. Designated by the Missouri Botanical Garden as one of their Signature Gardens in Illinois, the Monticello Sculpture Gardens feature 13 unique sculptures, beautiful flora, fountains and architectural structures. It is located on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community in Godfrey. Boasting more than 150 native prairie plant species and harboring a large variety of grassland-dependent birds, the Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park gives visitors a glimpse into the past. It is owned by the City of Alton and is managed by TNI staff and volunteers. “We have stunning gardens that are unique to this area,” Brett Stawar, President/CEO of the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, said. “These locations are wonderful spots to enjoy the scenery and learn about the different types of plants and flowers that grow and bloom in the region.” Boarding for the shuttle tours will be at the Alton Visitor Center, located at 200 Piasa St., Alton, Ill., 62002, and the shuttle will return passengers to the visitor center at the conclusion of the tour. Extra Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours Added In addition to the gardens shuttle tours, the CVB has added monthly U n d e rg ro u n d R a i l ro a d t o u r s scheduled on the last Saturday of each month. There are two tours planned for May 31 at 10 a.m. and a 1 p.m. For more information on any of the shuttle tours please go to www. To make reservations call the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 258-6645.

Circus Flora runs through June 22

The beloved St. Louis institution , Circus Flora, powered by Ameren, returns for its 28th season to present "The Pawn," a chess game brought to life through the circus. The World CHess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis partner with the circus to create a delightfully imaginative world under the big top next to Powell Hall, May 29 to June 22. Every June, more than 30,000 audience members gather under the big top and leave behind the everyday, entering a place of intrigue and awe. Here the impossible is possible. Adults as well as children are enthralled by a performance that captures their imaginations and transports them to a bygone era. The Circus Flora experience is palpable: the audience is completely immersed in a spellbinding story that is woven through every detail, from performers to costumes to original music.


Drawing from the history of chess, this mythic tale is steeped in right sights, sounds and the mystique of ancient Persia and India. The audience will journey to an exotic world where myth and intellect collide, and the stone city surrenders to the desert's every shifting sands. Follow the Pawn through his journey through curious creatures and intrigues: knights on mounted steed, bishops zigzagging across colored squares, chess pieces flying through the air. In this world, the chess pieces do not wait to be moved. They have their own adventures to play out under the big top. The tale is presented by a cast of hand-picked and internationally renowned circus artists. Making his debut under Circus Flora's big top, clown Andy Kuchler plays the Pawn, maneuvering through the enchanting world of the chess board, encountering friends and foes along t h e w a y. K u c h l e r w i l l m e e t performers and characters such as an equestrian bareback rider, S. Caleb Carinci-Asch, as he balances fearlessly atop his galloping horse. From Finland and making their U.S. debut, Duo Kate and Pasi will captivate with hand-to-hand and foot juggling finesse. Andriy Bilobrov and his Jack Russell Terriers will show the audience man's best friends like never before. Claire KuciejczykKernan mesmerizes the crowd from above with daring swinging-trapesze performance. Also joining this year are six rare, blue-eyed pied camels

from the Canary Islands. "The Pawn" w i l l a l s o f e a t u re c e l e b r a t e d Colombian flying trapeze artists, The Flying Cortes, who will introduce new twists, spins and summersaults as well as returning favorites The Flying Wallendas and local troupe, The St. Louis Arches. Circus Flora presents a truly immersive experience unlike anything else in the country. As artistic director and producer David Balding explains, "Sometimes we need respite from our everyday realities. Circus Flora takes you out of the ordinary, and deep into a magical world. Once you enter the big top, you forget everything else." Circus Flora will not only thrill its audience, but it will woo with a beautiful storyline, delight with its comedy and – like any good work of art – is is an experience that is impossible to forget. Tickets are now on sale for Circus Flora’s 27th big-top production, "The Pawn," powered by Ameren. Call 3 1 4 - 2 8 9 - 4 0 4 0 o r v i s i t w w w. for tickets. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office at 3547 Olive Street in Grand Center. Tickets start at $12y. Group tickets are also available. The Pawn opens May 29 with a peanut-free preview and runs through June 22. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for

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pring is the season of rebirth, so it seems appropriate that one of Missouri’s bestloved treasures announced in April that it was returning to the stage – literally. The famed outdoor production of “The Shepherd of the Hills” in Branson shut its doors at the end of its fall season, stating at the time that it was for good. “Last fall was a very difficult time,” says Sharena Naugher, marketing director and co-owner of the Shepherd of the Hills homestead. “My dad had been fighting cancer all summer, our attendance numbers had declined, and we felt very beat up and like the odds were stacked against us. Closing the show that had been so much a part of my family was heartbreaking, but seemed like our only option at the time.” Owner Gary Snadon passed away just days after the play closed, and over the winter, his

family reconsidered the decision to cease production. “The overwhelming outpouring of love and support from the entire community and our fans was such an incredible blessing,” says Naugher. “We were completely blown away!” Although the schedule has been trimmed from six nights to four during the summer and weekends only during the fall, the Shepherd will return to the Ozarks hills on May 23, continuing a tradition that has lasted 55 years…and counting. With the return of the Shepherd of the Hills, you might consider making 2014 the year you take a tour of Missouri’s outdoor theatres. From dramas to musicals, comedies to classics, Missouri has much to offer under starlit skies. Also in southwest Missouri, a comfortable amphitheatre in Mansfield’s Recreational Park hosts “Laura’s Memories,” the story of author Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie fame. The play is performed on selected dates July through September. And in Springfield, Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre is celebrating its 50th season this summer with “Forever Plaid,” “You Can’t Take it With You” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” There’s something unique and grand about seeing a play outdoors, whether it’s beneath a tent or directly under the stars. "There's nothing like the

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Religion College faces uproar over evolution By ALAN BLINDER New York Times News Service DAYTON, Tenn. — William Jennings Bryan earned a permanent place in American history nearly nine decades ago in the Scopes trial, when he stood in a courtroom here and successfully prosecuted a case under a state law that banned the teaching of evolution in public schools. While not quite “the fantastic cross between a circus and a holy war” that captivated the nation in 1925, as Time magazine put it, a similar debate is again playing out in Dayton, this time at an evangelical Christian college named for Bryan, which is being sued as part of a controversy over its own stance on the origin of humans. The continuing debate at Bryan College and beyond, in a way that might have stunned proponents of evolution from Bryan’s era, is a reminder how divisive the issues of the Scopes trial remain, even splitting an institution whose motto is “Christ Above All.” And playing out at a time the teaching of e v o l u t i o n re m a i n s a c u l t u r a l flashpoint, it also reflects the problems many Christian colleges face as they try to balance religious beliefs with secular education. Since its founding in 1930, Bryan College’s statement of belief, which professors have to sign as part of their employment contracts, included a 41-word section summing up the institution’s conservative views on creation and evolution, including the statement: “The origin of man was by fiat of God.” But in February, college officials decided they needed to go further, announcing that professors had to agree to an additional clarification declaring that Adam and Eve “are historical persons c re a t e d b y G o d i n a s p e c i a l f o r m a t i v e a c t , a n d n o t f ro m previously existing life-forms.” For administrators and many members of the governing board at Bryan, the new language is a buffer against what they see as a marked erosion of Christian values and beliefs across the country. But for critics, the clarification amounts to an assault on personal religious views, as well as on the college’s history and sense of community. “It makes Bryan a different place,” said Allison Baker, who graduated this month and was the vice president of the student government, which raised questions about the swift enactment of the clarification. “I would argue it makes it a more narrow place.” The consequences so far have been stark at a college where about

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our faith through the eyes of culture.” Many Christian institutions of higher education require employees to sign doctrinal statements as adminis trato rs s e e k to b le nd religious traditions with academic standards. “The struggle for Christian colleges is to try to define how a Christian college is different from a Christian church,” said William C. Ringenberg, the author of a book on the history of Protestant higher education in the United States. “Is one different from the other?” For Brian Eisenback, a biology professor at Bryan whose contract expired last week and who is writing a book with the financial support of an organization that has called the college’s clarified stance “scientifically untenable,” teaching an array of perspectives was an act of faith in itself. “Because of the culture war that is raging with Scripture and age of the Earth and so on, I think it’s important for me to teach my students the same material they would hear at any state university,” said Eisenback, who accepted a job at Milligan College in Tennessee amid the discord here. “But then also, as a Christian who is teaching at a Christian liberal arts college, I think it’s important that they be educated on the different ways that people read relevant Scripture

Faculty members, piqued by the handling of the clarification and other issues, held a no-confidence vote in Livesay, and hundreds of students petitioned trustees in opposition to the plan. People on campus spoke softly of a widespread sense of sadness. “I really think they’ve taken a very risky position for the college’s future because Bryan College is a Christian college, but it’s also a liberal arts college,” said Mark Trail, who resigned as a Bryan trustee after the clarification was approved, saying it was intended to target certain faculty members. “It’s not a school of theology or whatever. It’s a liberal arts college.” Some question whether the new statement is consistent with school policies outlined in a 2010 internal document for board members. “Because Bryan is a college and not a church or denomination, it does not seek to wield ecclesiastical power and influence; neither does it set itself up as a judge on such matters, nor does it attempt to prescribe what other Christians shall do,” said the document, which was included in a court filing.


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passages.” He added, “I’ve done my best to educate students on what the data are so that they can be adults, know what they believe in and why, and also know what other people believe in.” That approach had long been acceptable at Bryan, Eisenback said. But he felt that the clarification could amount to new teaching standards. “I don’t think it was a squelching of the educational process,” he said of the clarification. “But I’ve gotten the impression that maybe it was: ‘Look, you can give them these views. That’s fine. That’s what we want. But at the end of the day, you tell them this.’??” Others at Bryan insist that the college’s doctrinal stances should take precedence. “ A c a d e m i c f re e d o m i s n o t sacrosanct,” Kevin L. Clauson, a professor of politics and justice, wrote in a letter to the editor of The Bryan Triangle, a campus publication. “It too must submit to God in a Christian college.” But the new wording set off a firestorm here, and tensions were unusually elevated on the campus of more than 700 students before the academic year ended this month.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national police force says it has issued restraining orders against several Jewish extremists who had planned to "disrupt" the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday that a "number of right-wing activists" have been restrained for their intention to carry out "provocative and illegal acts" during the three-day visit to the Holy Land. The order restricts them from Jerusalem's Old City, where Francis will visit, and orders them to stay away from the pope, Rosenfeld said. In recent weeks, vandals have scribbled anti-Arab and anti-Christian graffiti on Christian holy sites and properties, including a Roman Catholic visitor's center outside the Old City. In addition to churches and monasteries, vandals have also targeted mosques, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases. A tiny fringe group of radical Israeli settlers


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are believed to be behind the spate of attacks meant to protest what they perceive as the Israeli government's pro-Palestinian policies and in retaliation for Palestinian attacks. The pope is set to visit Jordan, the West Bank and Israel during a three-day visit beginning Saturday.

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LONDON (AP) — The British government has summoned a senior Sudanese diplomat to express its anger at the death sentence handed to a Christian woman who refused to renounce her faith. Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was convicted of apostasy on May 15 for marrying a Christian, and given four days to repent and escape death. She was sentenced after that period expired. Human rights groups and Western

governments have condemned the sentencing of the 26-year-old, who is eight months pregnant. Britain's Foreign Office said Monday it had summoned Sudan's charge d'affaires, Bukhari Afandi, and urged him to try to overturn the sentence. Sudan's penal code criminalizes the conversion of Muslims to other religions, which is punishable by death.

Judge dismisses atheists' challenge to IRS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an atheist group challenging tax exemptions for churches and religious groups in the federal tax code. U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman ruled that American Atheists Inc. was speculating about being potentially injured by the tax code or treated differently from other organizations because it's never sought to be classified as a religious organization and the attendant tax benefits.

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Mustang School Board approved the course as an elective. The Mustang superintendent acknowledged insisting on separate presentations at the direction of Green and his public relations representatives. Sean McDaniel said having parents or media there could have been "confusing and awkward."

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If ever two genres of film were inextricably intertwined, it would seem to be the frat house movie and the gross-out comedy. After all, do frats ever do anything that's NOT gross? Not in the movies, they don't. "Neighbors," starring (and produced by) Seth Rogen and directed by Nicholas Stoller, proudly straddles these two genres and boldly tosses in a third: The "We've-just-becomeparents, NOW-what?" movie. You know these: Baby arrives, cute as a button but bringing ALL kinds of trouble, and then things are resolved in a syrupy sweet finale. It's safe to say that syrupy sweetness is not a problem with "Neighbors." In fact, it is noisy, crude, profane, gross, and sometimes mean. Luckily, it's also extremely funny, and you'll realize by the end that it has some heart, too. Most importantly, what it may suffer in narrative coherence it makes up for with a first-rate cast — the reliably funny Rogen, the game-for-anything Rose Byrne, and in the most pleasant surprise, a truly excellent Zac Efron as an immature, narcissistic, vindictive and, by the way, unbelievably buff frat leader whose obnoxious brio might just be masking deeper issues. (Zac, as a parent who had to watch the "High School Musical" films at least 400 times, maybe more, let me just say: I forgive you now.) RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America "for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout." RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Million Dollar Arm"

Let's face it, there's something about a baseball movie that just invites corniness. The hardest hearts soften at the mere sound of a cracking bat. It's hard for a filmmaker to resist laying the syrup on too thick. And so it is with the Disney film "Million Dollar Arm," which makes a direct, uncomplicated, er, pitch for your heart — a pitch that will probably hit its mark, despite your best instincts telling you this movie should really be subtler at almost every turn. Oh well. Somehow, this flaw doesn't feel like the biggest crime — especially when you have a high-quality cast at work. The quality starts with Jon Hamm, who by virtue of his wellknown charisma, makes a good case for his future film career, now that his days as Don Draper on TV's "Mad Men" are sadly ending. Like Draper, Hamm's character here, the real-life sports agent JB Bernstein (the film's based on a true story), has a certain narcissism at his core. Unlike Draper, however, this isn't a deeply drawn character. Whatever faults he displays at the beginning (he prefers to date sexy models, and he wants to make money — oh no!) are pretty much neatly cured by the end. In any case, the best parts of the story are actually not about Bernstein, but about the two young Indian men he brings to America in hopes of creating the next international baseball sensation — and opening up a huge, untapped market in the world's second most populous country. Hence the title, "Million Dollar Arm," which is the contest that Bernstein devises to find his young stars. As the film begins, Bernstein and his partner Ash (the always entertaining Aasif Mandvi) are searching for ways to revive their flagging business. A failure to land a major account means they can't even pay their LA office rent. One night, though, idly channelflipping between a cricket game and Susan Boyle's famous outof-nowhere audition on "Britain's Got Talent," Bernstein comes up with the idea to find cricket players who might be able to pitch a baseball. RATEDL PG by the Motion Picture Association of America "for mild language and some suggestive content." RUNNING TIME: 124 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


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No one can blame Gareth Edwards for admittedly feeling nervous when asked to helm a remake of the biggest monster movie of all time. Sure, the only other film he had directed happened to be 2010's "Monsters." But this time, it was Godzilla. Well, the latest iteration of the 60-year-old franchise is in capable hands. Edwards' "Godzilla" is a pleasingly paced 3-D spectacle that pays chilling homage to the artful legacy of the original 1954 film — Ishiro Honda's "Gojira" — while emerging as its own prodigious monster movie. Created as a symbol of the nuclear threat following America's atomic attacks on Japan in World War II, Godzilla's reappearance suggests the nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. in the Pacific after the war were really meant to hold the radioactive dinosaur back. This story begins in Japan in 1999 as nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston, edgy in an unbearable wig) investigates questionable seismic activity at the Janjira nuclear power plant. When a team at the plant, including his scientist wife, Sandra (an underused Juliette Binoche), dies in what everyone believes is a natural disaster, Joe dedicates his life to proving that what caused the devastation was anything but natural. His obsession creates a rift between himself and his son, Ford. Fifteen years later, we catch up with Ford (played by a placid but sexy Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son. Serving in the U.S. Navy, Ford disarms bombs, a skill that later helps him save the planet from MUTOs — "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" — that emerge from a long dormancy and begin traveling the globe, feeding on radiation. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. RUNNING TIME: 123 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Words and Pictures"

If it wasn't for the charming top-liners who can make literary dialogue sound sexy in their sleep, the war in Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" would have to be called off after the opening skirmish. The battlefield is a country prep school where Clive Owen's drunken English teacher and Juliette Binoche's prickly art instructor square off, then pair off, in an amusing school-wide debate over whether literature or painting is best. The way the challenge between these two sharp minds will play out is the only thing that isn't a foregone conclusion in the smooth-as-vodka screenplay, a middle-brow mashing together of "Dead Poets Society" and a rom-com for audiences allergic to vulgarity and sex scenes. The film gives Binoche, who plays Italian painter Dina Delsanto, a chance to show off her own artwork, which is liberally displayed in the film and which looks considerably better and more painterly than simple props. Working with portraiture and large-scale abstraction, she plays a famous artist struck with rheumatoid arthritis and increasingly unable to move her arms and hands freely. Her solution is to use industrial-size paint dispensers hanging from overhead hooks which she can move artistically without fine brushwork. All these difficulties more or less justify her fierce anti-social attitude, which Binoche is able to carry off without becoming an unpleasant character. Owen pulls out a surprisingly literate side of himself in the role of Jack Marcus, an irrepressibly outspoken English teacher and wordsmith who, on the verge of being ousted from the school for alcoholic disorderliness, does something repulsively unethical to save his job. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "sexual material including nude sketches, language and some

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mature thematic material." RUNNING TIME: 111 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: No ranking.


To say that the new Adam Sandler movie, "Blended," is better than some of his other recent work — "Jack and Jill," for example — isn't saying much. After all, some natural disasters cause less damage than others. But none are a positive development. OK, that's overly harsh to "Blended" — though not to "Jack and Jill." But please understand the frustration. Some of us are old enough to recall a time when Sandler made movies that were authentically funny, and didn't merely earn laughs by reminding people of their most puerile instincts. We also remember acting work by Sandler that deserved real admiration— remember the 2002 "Punch-Drunk Love"? Not to mention some classic moments on "Saturday Night Live" — but now we're REALLY dating ourselves. From Sandler's early, goofy, charming humor, we've traveled to a point where we're trying to analyze, in "Blended," whether his mocking of feminine hygiene products is better or worse than his jokes about a young boy's sexual explorations or a teen girl's futile efforts to boost her flat chest. But there's something else disappointing about "Blended," which stars Sandler and Drew Barrymore (in their third collaboration) as single parents thrown together on an African family vacation. The fact is, there are actual sparks of sweetness, actual moments of tenderness, mostly thanks to Barrymore's sunny and grounded presence (one shudders to imagine this movie without her) and the relaxed chemistry between the stars. But the moments don't stay sweet. They'll end with something like Sandler loudly urinating. Or two rhinos copulating. Tee hee. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America "for crude and sexual content, and language." RUNNING TIME: 117 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.


Maybe it's too soon to say the tide has shifted definitively. But it's certainly been a unique time for fairy-tale villains. After hundreds of years of moral clarity, suddenly we're getting a new look at these evil creatures, who are actually turning out to be complex beings, and not that bad at all. Really, they've just been misunderstood. (And, by the way, those charming princes? Highly overrated.) The most obvious recent example is "Frozen," the animated Disney blockbuster that showed us how the Snow Queen, long portrayed as an icy-hearted villain, was actually a tragic victim of circumstance, with a pure and loving heart. And now we have "Maleficent," which tells us that one of the most evil characters in all of pop culture is equally vulnerable and misunderstood. Plus, she's gorgeous. Duh. She's Angelina Jolie. All this is a rather seismic development in fairytale-dom. There are numerous versions of "Sleeping Beauty," stemming back even before Charles Perrault's from 1697, but the fairy who casts an angry spell on the baby princess, dooming her to prick her finger, has always been, well, just nasty. But now, 55 years after Disney introduced the character named Maleficent in its 1959 classic film— and colored her skin an eerie green — the studio is back with a live-action (not to mention 3D) Maleficent who's more superheroine than evil fairy. Think Maleficent by way of Lara Croft. RATEDL PG by the Motion Picture Association of America "for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images." RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


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This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Clive Owen, left, and Juliette Binoche in a scene from "Words and Pictures."

"Words" a witty adult rom-com By DEBORAH YOUNG Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it wasn't for the charming top-liners who can make literary dialogue sound sexy in their sleep, the war in Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" would have to be called off after the opening skirmish. The battlefield is a country prep school where Clive Owen's drunken English teacher and Juliette Binoche's prickly art instructor square off, then pair off, in an amusing school-wide debate over whether literature or painting is best. The way the challenge between these two sharp minds will play out is the only thing that isn't a foregone conclusion in the smooth-as-vodka screenplay, a middle-brow mashing together of "Dead Poets Society" and a rom-com for audiences allergic to vulgarity and sex scenes.

The film gives Binoche, who plays Italian painter Dina Delsanto, a chance to show off her own artwork, which is liberally displayed in the film and which looks considerably better and more painterly than simple props. Working with portraiture and large-scale abstraction, she plays a famous artist struck with rheumatoid arthritis and increasingly unable to move her arms and hands freely. Her solution is to use industrial-size paint dispensers hanging from overhead hooks which she can move artistically without fine brushwork. All these difficulties more or less justify her fierce antisocial attitude, which Binoche is able to carry off without becoming an unpleasant character. Owen pulls out a surprisingly literate side of himself in the role of Jack Marcus, an irrepressibly outspoken English teacher and wordsmith who, on the verge of being ousted

from the school for alcoholic disorderliness, does something repulsively unethical to save his job. It's a bombshell on the order of discovering Mr. Chips has copied his graduate thesis. Owen is spectacular in maneuvering Jack's way out of this mess, in which his grown-up son is involved. It's a tribute to his inner appeal that he overcomes the cruelty of having to wear a grubby beard, heavy glasses and abominable corduroy jackets. One can sympathize with Jack's boredom with the faculty who won't play word games with him, exception made for the wry old Walt (Bruce Davison). But with the spotlight focused on Jack and Dina, there seems to be little interest in developing peripheral characters, and students and teachers alike are hastily sketched, easily predictable figures. On the plus side, Gerald Di Pego's

screenplay revolves around some truly witty, sassy dialogue that will give the film its raison d'etre for many collegiate viewers. The darts fly from the moment Jack and Dina are introduced. Told that Dina is an art teacher and noting her artistically wrapped neck scarf, Jack shoots off "Hence the scarf," to which Dina, noting he's an English teacher, replies without batting an eye, "Hence the hence." Their caustic banter is always a delight. Schepisi, whose last film was his adaptation "The Eye of the Storm," based on an Australian classic, is a general who marshals actors to bring emotional depth to almost any kind of screenplay. Here the human elements take the foreground, and romance comes trailing along forlornly behind. Not that the chemistry isn't there between Owen and Binoche, who has rarely looked so beautiful onscreen.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" fails to deliver By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge I've had "X-Men: Days of Future Past" circled on my calendar with a big red pen since about Christmastime. I get the hype when it comes to some movies, though not usually those from Marvel, and this one looked like one of the more intelligent action pictures of the year. Memorial Day Weekend is a long time from Christmas and the wait was not much fun. I try not to give in to my all-too-American attitude of "But I want it now!" I lasted all the way until Tuesday night before I watched it. "Days of Future Past" was a very popular comic book storyline for the mutants that was first published in 1981. Liberties have been taken with the movie as with any other

source material's adaptation. The basic plot is that in our near future, n a s t y r o b o t we a p o n s c a l l e d Sentinels will go all Skynet on things and turn America in a war zone as they hunt mutants, those recessively carrying mutant genes, mutant sympathizers, and anyone else they don't like. And it's a bloodbath. A last thriving band of heroes is living day-to-day, trying to scrounge food and stay one step ahead of certain death. The Sentinels, you see, have the wicked ability to counter any superpower thrown at them. Once discovered, Warpath, Blink, Iceman (Bobby Drake), and Colossus hold them off while Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) uses her telepathy to send herself and Bishop (Omar Sy) back in time to save themselves the day before. They apparently do this a lot.

During one return trip, Kitty summons Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) who arrives with Magneto (Ian McKellen), Storm (Halle Berry), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to help. They decide that they best shot at surviving the war will be to send the invincible Wolverine back in time to 1973 where he will convince the younger versions of our heroes to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the founder of the Sentinel program. His death is the first public display of mutant against human violence that is witnessed by a huge population and leads to negative sentiment for many, many years. Logan's backward journey to the land of Nixon, crazy fashions, and one groovy soundtrack selection is a jolt and slightly different than he

remembers . Convincing the reclusive and depressed Xavier (James McAvoy) and his caretaker, Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult), to join in his mission is at first impossible. They reject his direct approach out of hand, but his compassionate appeal works and they set off to find the final part of their team: Erik Lehnsherr. The problem with Magneto's imprisonment one hundred stories below the Pentagon is also the best thing about this movie. Wolverine gets the speedy Quicksilver (Evan Peters), a smart alec with a penchant for stealing, to help break him out. Their efforts are hilarious and daring, featuring an amazing slowmotion sequence in which Quicksilver disarms, embarrasses, and takes out half a dozen guards before a bullet is able to leave a gun.

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It's also one of the only true action scenes in a movie that is surprisingly light on fighting and heavy on conversations about feelings. Trask was an interesting character and we're also introduced to young William Stryker (Josh Helman) , Wolverine' s f ut ure nemesis. Helman had the perfect menacing look for the future villain. Ultimately, I found Days of Future Past vague as to whether Logan was successful or not, but I don't think that was really the point. Unfortunately, the point might be least on me. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" runs 150 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity, and language. I give this film one and a half stars out of four.

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For The Edge The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) celebrates its 15th season of concerts in St. Louis with broad offering of eclectic repertoire and virtuosic guest artists. The acclaimed quartet will perform four concerts – Dynamic Duo with clarinetist Scott Andrews, Beethoven and Klein with oboe virtuoso Alex Klein, Contemporary Beethoven with pianist Einav Yarden and Bold New World – in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale August 4. Anchored by Beethoven and fortified by Brahms and Schumann, the Arianna String Quartet’s St. Louis Concert Series brings together a robust collection of enduring classics and seldom-heard works. The ASQ kicks off the series September 5, 2014 with Dynamic Duo, a monumental program featuring two of the legendary works of the chamber repertoire. The ASQ opens its season with the first of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Late String Quartets, the riveting Quartet in E- Flat Major, Op.127, a tour de force quartet that set the tone for the master’s late period of composition. The evening concludes as the St. Louis Symphony’s brilliant principal clarinetist, Scott Andrews, joins the quartet in what is sure to be an unforgettable performance of Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Op.115. The second concert in the series is Beethoven and Klein on November 7, 2014. Alex Klein, oboe virtuoso, returns to St. Louis to join the ASQ in an evening of stirring chamber music for oboe and strings. Klein and the ASQ will take the audience on a sonic journey through the expansive range of expression of the woodwind instrument. Pieces include: Mozart: Oboe


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Quartet in F Major, K.370; Doráti: Notturno and Capriccio for Oboe and String Quartet; and Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2. The quartet closes the evening with Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Op.135. The ASQ’s March 6, 2015, concert Contemporary Beethoven is an evening to relish in modern sounds and musical languages that transcend time. The quartet will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s profound Quartet No.2; Beethoven’s riveting Große Fuge, Op.133; and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, joining forces with internationally acclaimed pianist Einav Yarden. Berlin-based Yarden’s phenomenal performances have taken her to the most important stages in the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. This concert marks her St. Louis debut. The ASQ season finale, Bold New World, on May 8, 2015, showcases profound pieces by three giants of the world of music. Daring to boldly send the traditions of Western classical music in new directions, these three quartets of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven continue to resonate as eternal masterpieces, and achievements of the human spirit. From Papa Haydn’s ingeniously innovative quartet Op. 20, No.5, through Beethoven’s ethereally inspired Op.132, to Bartok’s modern, folk-infused Fifth String Quartet, this promises to be a thrilling end to the ASQ’s 15th concert season in St. Louis. While the ensemble routinely performs chamber music masterpieces throughout the United States and abroad, the ASQ has been based in St. Louis since 2000 and is the quartetin-residence at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The quartet is comprised of violinists John McGrosso and Julia Sakharova, violist Joanna Mendoza and cellist Kurt Baldwin. The four-concert ASQ subscription package is $84.

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Subscriptions are on sale now and are available at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.touhill. org; or by phone at 314-516-4949. Single tickets will go on sale in August 4. ••• UPCOMING AT THE TOUHILL THE AMBASSADORS OF HARMONY: Voices in Harmony June 14; Sat @ 2 & 8PM; $24, $27, $31 (Originally scheduled June 21, Voices in Harmony was moved to June 14 before tickets went on sale.) The a capella chorus continues to entertain by performing beloved songs in its signature style. The award-winning St. Louis-area men's ensemble is known for powerful and musically masterful performances. SUMMER SOIREE: HOT DANCING AND COOL TREATS Presented by The Big Muddy Dance Company June 20 & 21; Fri & Sat @ 8PM; $22 Join The Big Muddy Dance Company for an evening of innovative, entertaining and eclectic dance works followed by a complimentary reception for all. Serving cool cocktails and ice cream treats. JOHN PRINE with special guest Amanda Shires September 26; Fri @ 8PM; $49.50, $59.50 Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician…he is an American treasure. All single tickets on sale now, unless otherwise noted, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.; or by phone at 314-516-4949.

Music Music calendar 8:30 p.m. Peter Mayer Group w/Brendan Mayer, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tidal Volume EP Release Party w/C’est La Vie, Flood Logic, Red Letter Day, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. Jake’s Leg, Cicero’s, St. Louis, Doors 10:00 p.m. RFT Music Showcase Pre Party w/Tef Poe, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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Marc Broussard w/Mingo Fishtrap, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. William Fitzsimmons w/Leif Vollebekk, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Against the Current w/King The Kid, Once Upon A Time, Crash The Party, This Is Our Dance, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ Mastersons, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Bradley Carter, Cicero’s, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Ravenhill w/Be My Doppleganger, Death & Taxes, Cicero’s, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 7

Lizzie Weber, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 11:00 p.m. Kold Kace “Loyalty” Release Party feat. Kold Kace, Yak Boy Fresh, Superhero Villains, Mr. Conflict, V$A, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. Lizzie Weber, The Gramophone,

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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Unknown Hinson, Off Broadway, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jamie Cullum, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Whole Earth Nuclear Ukulele Orchestra, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Menzingers w/Lemuria, PUP, Cayetana, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. John Butler Trio w/Falls, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

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Open Mic Night, The Gramophone, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

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The Flaming Lips w/Morgan Delt, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Phat Tuesdays feat. The Strange Owls, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Spanish Gold w/Clear Plastic Masks, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

Tyler Ward w/Brynn Elliott, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. NeedtoBreathe w/Foy Vance, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. J a n i s I a n , Wi l d e y T h e a t re , Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. Jordan Eastman w/Oh, Jeremiah, Patrick Junior, Jared Foldy, Cicero’s, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. John Moreland w/Chris Porter, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

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Stages presents They’re Playing Our Song, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Stages presents Always…Patsy Cline, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Elixir of Love, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Inspired by Nature: A Collection of Wildlife Art by Robert Bateman, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through October 31. History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It!, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 6. Jaqueline Piatigorsky: Patron, Player, Pioneer Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through July 13. Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through July 16. Imagining the Founding of St. Louis, History of Jazz Gallery – Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 23. St. Louis Camera Club Centennial Exhibition, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery – Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 16.

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Stages presents They’re Playing Our Song, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Stages presents Always…Patsy Cline, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Inspired by Nature: A Collection of Wildlife Art by Robert Bateman, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through October 31. History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It!, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 6. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Exhibit, Missiouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 17. Art of its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 23. Jaqueline Piatigorsky: Patron, Player, Pioneer Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 13. Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 16. Imagining the Founding of St. Louis, History of Jazz Gallery – Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 23. St. Louis Camera Club Centennial Exhibition, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery – Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 16.

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COCA to host Sossy Mechanics' Trick Boxing For The Edge COCA presents Sossy Mechanics’ Trick Boxing, June 7 and 14, 2014, in COCA’s Founders’ Theatre. Originating at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, this beautiful piece of comedic storytelling from Sossy Mechanics is a high- powered combination of physical comedy, rapid-fire dialogue, dance, puppetry, true love and...boxing! A fan favorite from London to New York, Trick Boxing is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan. The story follows David Danielovich, a down-on-his-luck apple seller who is bamboozled into becoming a boxer by a shady hustler and ends up swinging his way to the championship with the aid of a wily dance hall girl named Bella. The 75- minute performance is recommended for teens and adults. Show times are Saturday, June 7, 7:00 pm Saturday, June 14, 7:00 pm Tickets ($14-18) are available for purchase online at www.cocastl. org, by phone at 314.561.4877 or in person at COCA during box office hours. COCA Presents is COCA’s new performance series. It includes the quality family theatre for which COCA is known, but now also includes offerings for older children, teens and adults. Comprised of shows created and produced by COCA, as well as the best touring productions from around the world, COCA Presents offers bold, cross-disciplinary performances for all ages. COCA Presents 2013-2014 is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, with additional support provided by Edward Jones, Mary Strauss, The Cheshire and St. Louis Public Radio. ABOUT SOSSY MECHANICS:

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Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek present Sossy Mechanics' Trick Boxing. Sossy Mechanics is a Minnesotabased theater and dance company combining the energetic and charismatic forces of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, two seasoned creators and performers who happened to meet one day in a dance company. Their whimsical sensibilities, exacting standards and cinematic aesthetic have earned them an award-winning reputation for both their storytelling and dancing. Transforming the stage together since 2000, the Sossy Mechanics have developed a devoted public following and garnered critical acclaim wherever they have performed, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edinburgh, Prague, London, Vancouver, Seattle, New York City and Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company’s original shows include Trick Boxing and Pieces of Eight. ABOUT THE PERFORMERS: Brian Sostek has parlayed his background in various dance forms, his life-long experience with comedy and his fascination with verbal and physical play into a successful and constantly expanding career in the arts as a writer, director, choreographer, performer and teacher since the late 1980s. Brian’s exploits range from acting in some of

Hollywood’s most quickly cancelled sitcoms, to touring internationally with percussive dance-theater company Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum, to staging the King Boreas coronation ceremony at the St. Winter Carnival, to teaching elementary school kids how to make puppets and BFA acting students how to dance with a partner. Brian can frequently be seen on various stages in the Twin Cities including the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theater Company and Ordway Center for Performing Arts. He can occasionally be heard on television and the radio. Brian is a recipient of the 2005 Sage Award for Performance and the 2010 Minnesota Bride Magazine Award for Best Dance Instructor. In 2000, Brian joined forces with Megan McClellan to create Sossy Mechanics. Megan McClellan's performance range includes pounding out percussive dance with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum, performing the contemporary repertoires of Shapiro & Smith Dance and Black Label Movement, cheerleading for Miss Richfield in 1981 and executing the tango in Los Angeles night clubs. Since joining forces with Brian Sostek in 2000, Megan has added writing,

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acting and choreography to her repertoire. Together they have created work for several theater companies in Minneapolis and St. Paul and have toured their own shows at theaters and festivals across Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2003, Megan was awarded a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Dance, previously administered by the Southern Theater and funded by the McKnight Foundation. COCA-Center of Creative Arts is a non-profit community arts center with a mission to enrich lives and build community through the arts. COCA connects our community to the arts through programs that emphasize social and artistic diversity, economic and cultural accessibility, hands-on experience of the artistic process, and the highest quality in our faculty. Founded in 1986, COCA is a national leader in innovative community arts education. COCA annually serves more than 50,000 area residents of all ages through multidisciplinary, multi-cultural arts programs that include educational classes, camps and workshops, both on-site and in community venues; COCAbiz; COCAedu; COCA Presents; and exhibitions of contemporary art in the Millstone Gallery.

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Classified Help Wanted General Lost & Found


FOUND small/medium sized yellow dog. Found near Poag & Sand Rd. If missing, please call 659-3798 Lost Silver TOYOTA remote. REWARD. Call 618/0307-3324



1999 Mercury Marquis Low mileage, good condition. New tires, brakes and battery. $4500/OBO. Call 618-973-0251 ‘87 Chevy G20 Van Box Mech. excellent. needs paint. Offers accepted. 618-972-0948 Important Message: It’s illegal for companies doing business by phone to promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP. A public service message from the Edwardsville Intelligencer and the Federal Trade Commission.

Help Wanted General


Advertising Sales. motivated, experienced, Local area, great commi ssions. 618-334-4251


EDWARDSVILLE CUSD 7 has an opening for a GERMAN TEACHER beginning August 13, IL Professional License is required. Please apply on line at /departments/perso nel/quick links and complete the application. Contact Nancy Spina, Asst. Superintendent for Personnel at 618-656-1182 with questions. First Student now hiring: P/T Bus Drivers & Monitors for Edwardsville School District. Will train. Apply at: 17 Commercial Ct., Glen Carbon, IL 62034 First Student now hiring: Technician hs diploma or G.E.D., must have 3 ASE certifications, CDL license required, valid driver’s license, 3+ years experience Apply at: 17 Commercial Ct., Glen Carbon, IL 62034 Keller Construction, Inc. is looking for a full time

Diesel Mechanic

to repair and maintain various types of equipment including trucks and heavy equipment. Must furnish standard tools. Clean driving record required. Experience necessary. Must have CDL. Drug and alcohol test required 618-781-1234 Laborer Needed Exterior Construction Co. Experience Preferred, Valid Driver License Required. 618-670-7184 or 618-670-3985 Our patient-oriented orthodontic team is seeking an experienced assistant for a full time position. Benefits and salary are very progressive. To be a part of a growing practice, please send email to paula@

Help Wanted General


Part-Time Cashier, Apply at Ron’s Shell, 121 E. Vandalia, Edwardsville. SELF-MOTIVATED, hard worker for days Mon-Fri; Must be avail. 7am-7pm, no split shift! Local smoke-free cleaning company. 618-616-8801 pristine-cleaning@ Wanted: Dental Asst. w/exp. Send resume to PO BOX 524 Highland, IL 62249

Help Wanted Medical


Carrier Routes 401

Rt. 29—Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Hale Ave, Holyoake Rd, Madison Ave, Roosevelt Dr, Washington Pl, Wilson Dr. There are approximately 31 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 20.

Experience the delight and compassion of working in geriatrics. This person will be responsible for providing exceptional person centered care to our Elders. Must be able to work weekends. Apply in person or send resume to: Eden Village Retirement 400 South Station Road Glen Carbon, IL 62034 OR apply online at

HIRING Nurses, CNA’s, AndCooks Bethalto Care Center 815 S. Prairie, Bethalto 618-377-2144

Carrier Routes 401

Rt. 5—Newspaper carrier needed in the area of St. Louis St., Elm St. There are approximately 25 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 20.



ANTIQUE FURNITURE: 1920 Oak Queen Anne dining table w/4-extra leaves; 1900 Wardrobe 4’x6’ w/drawers, cedar closet original key; 1940 Bedroom set double bed, dresser, chest of drawers Deco veneer 618-980-7725

CARRIER NEEDED! Rt 35 — Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Bunn Ave, Chapman St, Columbia St, Hickory St, Mill St, Orchard St, State St. There are approximately 25 papers in this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext 20

Classifieds Merchandise Here!!!

Oak Table with 5 Chairs for $45 & Antique Vanity for $50. Call 656-8529

Misc. Merchandise


HOT TUB— 4 Person spa, limited usage, never outside. Excellent condition. $1000/OBO Call 288-5858 Pool Table For Sale Full size, Granite top. $525 obo. Call 618-972-0948 Sunset Hills Memorial Estates, 2 spaces Garden of Serenity with crypt, granite slab and bronze marker $7,000 618-656-3145 618-946-0400

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MOM TO MOM SALE Saturday, June 7th 9:00AM-1:00PM Trinity Lutheran Church 600 Water Street, Edwardsville Admission is $1.00 per adult


Apts/Duplexes For Rent


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AKC English Bulldogs, taking deposits now, ready June 12, $1500.00. shots/ wormed, taking PayPal, 217-999-3177, 618-578-8120 FREE KITTENS. Little cuties. Pretty colors. Healthy & playful. 618-488-7271.

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Publisher's Notice

1BD apt, wtr/trash pd. Frig & stove incld. 327 M, Edw. $550mo 618.581.5154


All Real Estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, status or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” Familial status includes children living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Houses For Rent


3 Br 2 Ba house, 1 car gar, Alhambra $700/mth; 1 BR grnd flr apt., Marine $395/mth. 618-910-7639 3BR Edw. Non-smoking, no pets. $1395, 624-4610

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent


1BR apt, w/d hkup Non-smoking, no pets. $595/mo + dep 6569204 or cell: 444-1004 1BR apt’s in Edwardsville, $500 & $600. no pets, non-smoking. 618-692-4144. 1BR loft apt & 1BR duplex $585/mo ALSO 2BR house: $900/mo $1000dep. 656-8953 2 BR 1 BA Duplex, Collinsville: bsmt. fam. rm; lrg yd; W/D hkup; New carpet; lots of strge, great area! Must see! $610+dep. 618-781-7692.





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2 BR 1.5 BA Townhomes SMOKE FREE. 15 minutes to St. Louis and SIUE. I-255/ Horseshoe Lake Rd area. $675 mo includes washer/ dryer, water, sewer and trash service. No pets. 618-931-4700


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5035 N. HWY 157, LOT 3, EDWARDSVILLE 4.68 ACRE Building site: Peaceful country living BETWEEN EDWARDSVILLE AND HAMEL. Public water, natural gas, & electric available. Golf course nearby. State maintained road and interstate access. Bike TRAIL. $117,000 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE 618-531-2787 WWW.DEBBIEB.REMAX.COM

49 WESTBROOKE, TROY MOVE IN READY! Great 2 story home. Covered back deck, wrap around deck, above ground pool & beautifully landscaped yard. Cozy floor plan, large kitchen, inviting living room w/fireplace & dining room. Wood laminate floors. $215,000 CALL JAN ALONS 618-781-2511

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4524 DRDA LANE, EDWARDSVILLE RECENTLY REMODELED RANCH! Spacious bedrooms, three garages, new bath, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, double pantries, granite countertops! Nicely Landscaped, Huge Deck! $154,000 CALL SUSAN LANDING, MANAGING BROKER 618-779-7777

6131 N. STATE ROUTE 159, EDWARDSVILLE 3BR/2BA - 5 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE! Hardwood floors, new roof, updated windows, & main floor MASTER BEDROOM. Two huge barns, oversized 2 car garage, garden shed, and gazebo. City water. $395,000 CALL SUSAN LANDING, MANAGING BROKER 618-779-7777

7817 JERUSALEM ROAD, EDWARDSVILLE PEACEFUL, ROLLING BUILDING SITE! Close to Town, Interstate Access & Bike Trail. More Lots Available! $89,500 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE 618-531-2787 View All Our Listings @


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Classified Apts/Duplexes For Rent


Apts/Duplexes For Rent


2 BR Quality Duplex, G Carbon. quiet area. Smoke free. Agent owned. 618-977-7657.

2BR apt in E’ville. Retirement community. No pets, No smoking. $475. 217-854-8784.

2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon QUAIL HOLLOW w/d hook-ups, $685 (618)346-7878

2BR Loft, newly remod new kit, ba, wndws/drs d/w, w/d hkups. $675 incl. w/s/t. 593-0173 * 2BR, updated/nice * 1BR, Big country Kitchen, New Carpet, Off Street Pking, Coin-Op laundry in Bldg. Worden. Call Phil 636-375-4161.

209 Clay St. 2 bedroom,1 bath duplex. Walk-out basement with washer & dryer, off street parking. References - no pets. $675 plus deposit 656-4005. 2BR Duplex, appls. furnished, W/D hkup. No pets. 6B Hickory Hills— across from Glen Carbon P.O. Available June 1. 618-578-8478. 314-578-0961.


618-624-4610 Glen Carbon 1BR, all electric, stove, fridge, dw, stacked w/d, FP, trash pd from $615. 618-624-4610 carports available 2BR, 1.5BA, all electric, stove, fridge, wd hookups, from $695. 618-624-4610

Apts/Duplexes For Rent


2BR Townhomes, Edw 1.5 BA, w/d hkup, No pets. $750 w/gar; 692-1745; 978-2867. Arbor Glen Townhome in Glen Carbon NEWER luxury 2 bdrm 2.5 bth. Open Floor Plan. Each bedroom has own on-suite bath. Nice Area. Great Location. Bsmt, deck, all appliances, w/d hookup. Lots of storage. $755/mo.+ dep. 618-781-7692 Available Soon! 2br, 1.5ba townhomes. (618)692-9310 Collinsville, Lg. 1BR, carport, nice area, w/s/t incl. On site w/d. $495 + dep. 781-7692.

Apts/Duplexes For Rent


Apts/Duplexes For Rent

Excellent 3br TH 1200sq. ft. Collinsville, $790/mo. 345-9610 FOR RENT: LUXURY TOWNHOMES AND APARTMENTS. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA next to Highland High School, Korte Rec. Center & 27th Street $695-$735/month. $500 deposit. Call (618)830-4985.

LUXURY 2 BRs located at 270 & 111 Gourmet kitchens, 2 bay windows, washer/dryer included. WST included. Must See! $675. Call for our move-in specials! (618)931-3333.


Lg 2br townhouse in Troy: w/d hkup, no pets, newly remod’d. $575/mo. 228-7037

Edwardsville, 50 Devon Ct. 1 & 2 BR apts. w/s/t paid Call 618-791-9062

Share furnished 3BR/3BA house w/adult. Earn extra-money working around the house. Big-bonus for long-term commitment. Rent $150week/$750 to move-in. 618-806-8792

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Commercial Space for rent, 50 Kreige Farm Rd. in Glen Carbon, Approx. 8,000 sq. ft. Rate & Terms negotiable. Call 618-529-1082

Office Space For Rent

Homes For Sale


FSBO 2000sf ranch 3bd 2.5ba 4.32acres, 30x48’ gar, pond, secluded. 9224 Albrecht Rd, Staunton, IL 618-363-0649


HWY 159-Maryville, 1200sq., 5 offices, rec area. $900/ 346-7878

Wanted To Buy

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WANTEDAntique Bicycles Prewar-WWII. Cash Paid! 314-280-4311

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Commercial Space For Rent 720


1br, private bath, newer home. Safe, quiet neighborhood, Glen Carbon, utilities included. Laundry, kitchen priviledges, off street parking, $400/mo. 779-3738




MINI - FARM on 2.59 acres with 3 bdrm home, 2 outbuildings, fenced pasture & pond. $114,900 Litchfield PR1018173 DANA M. ALLEN (618) 444-7222

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this beautiful flat lot, almost an acre. Close to shopping, bike trails, YMCA & the interestate. $85,000 Edwardsville PR101819

3433 Wilderness Dr., Edwardsville $319,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM EXECUTIVE 5 bedroom home in popular Vicksburg Commons.

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3317 Hershiser Ct., Edwardsville $539,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323

3326 Snider Dr., Edwardsville $579,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDRA KEY (618) 581-4324

3301 Garvey Dr., Edwardsville $509,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024/(618) 791-9298


TEAM (618) 791-5024 OR (618) 791-9298 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made these Associates leaders in the real estate market.

200 E. OAKSHIRE DR., GLEN CARBON $324,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225

608 Hummingbird Ct., Troy $169,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM LINDA BEUTEL (618) 779-3225

5347 N. St. Rt. 159 $424,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM Nestled on 3+ acres with private drive, 4 bdrms, 4 bth, walkout. Shows like a New Home! SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

111 2nd St., Hamel $94,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM IRMA AUGUST (618) 558-8422

BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.

Prudential Real Estate Ranks Highest Overall Satisfaction for First-Time and Repeat Home Buyers and First-Time Home Sellers among National Full Service Real Estate Firms.

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REFINED ELEGANCE in Stonebridge English styled cottage. Stunner, William Shaw design. $455,000 Edwardsville PR100609


16 ACRES OF PRIVACY plus a charming custom built 2008 home w/ outbuildings, pond & pastures. $329,900 Greenville PR101731


CUSTOM BUILT 2 STORY on wooded lot. 4 bdrms, 3 car garage & finished walkout LL. $245,000 Litchfield PR101411



3 BEDROOM FULL BRICK ranch on large lakefront lot w/mature trees. $139,900 Moro PR101668

ARTFULLY ELEGANT 5 bdrm, 5 bth, extremely open floor plan in Ebbets Field. $599,900 Edwardsville PR101376

LOCATED IN THE HEART of Edwardsville. Open floor plan, hrdwd flrs, stone frpl, designer kitchen and walkout LL. $399,000 Edwardsville PR101756


TIMELESS & ENCHANTING 2 story on spacious lot. 11 ft. ceiling, frpl, granite counters, stone patio, Carriage House & 3rd garage. $369,750 Edwardsville PR101614

SUMMER FUN! 2 acres, 3 bdr, 3 bth, inground pool, hot tub, stocked pond. $357,500 Troy PR101091

2 STORY WALKOUT with inground pool and stocked lake! Vacation? Home? Hmmm! $339,800 Troy PR101774

BEAUTIFUL CONDO on the lake at Fox Creek, 3 bdrms, 3 bths, 2 frpls. $330,000 Edwardsville PR101207

BIG BEAUTIFUL 5BR/4BA home. Oversize lot, FF laundry, main floor mstr bdrm. $319,900 Edwardsville PR101730

ENERGY STAR RATED new construction. Sharp looking 2 story, 4BR/3BA with lower level family room. $289,900 Glen Carbon PR101356


GORGEOUS 2 STORY with well designed open floor plan has 4BRs/3BAs & over 2,000 sq. ft. $239,900 Edwardsville PR101543

EASY LIVING WITH CHARM! Townhome with style, red oak hardwood floors, granite countertop. Must See!! $235,000 Edwardsville PR101751

LARGE BRICK HOME on 3 lots beautiful setting, walkout basement, attached 2 car garage, inground pool, & more! $168,500 Edwardsville PR101332

2BR/1BA HOME ON LARGE PRIVATE LOT. Newer roof, siding & windows! $117,500 Edwardsville PR101777

SUPER STARTER HOME! 2 bedroom, 1 bath doll house in Glen Carbon. $80,000 Glen Carbon PR101215

A LOT OF HOUSE for the money! 4 bdrm on double lot. Edwardsville schools. $54,900 Worden PR101628

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