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What’s Inside 3
Staunton couple knows exchange students
9 "Kung Fu Panda 2" Movie lacks a fresh kick
10 Show me the music Springfield, Mo., to host festival
11 Lyle Lovett
An acustic evening planned at the Fox
14 Shakespeare A night under the stars
15 Wall to wall
Artist discusses her inspiration
20 Composed salads Go attractive and delicious
What’s Happening Friday June 10___________ • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m. • Gabie, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville • Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Ticket to the Beatles, The St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Movie+Music Series, Laumeir Outdoor Music Amphitheatre, St. Louis, 7 p.m. • Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville, 5 p.m. • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Don Giovanni, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 7 p.m. • Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 7 p.m. • St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, Central Field in Forest Park, 6 to 10 p.m. • Join Villa Marie Winery for Bryan Foggs and Tamesha Foote from 7pm to 11pm • 175th Anniversary of the
M i s s o u r i S ta te Pe n i te n t i a r y, Jefferson City, 2:30 to 11:30 p.m. • A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Super Jam, Helen Fitzgerald’s, St. Louis, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Kim Massie, Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, Webster Groves, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Vote for Pedro, Trainwreck Saloon at West Port, St. Louis, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Sky West Trio, Copia Urban Winery, St. Louis, 8 to 11 p.m. • Power Play, Casino Queen, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • King Pin, Sybergs on Dorsett, Maryland Heights, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Hollywood 5, Twisted Bull Saloon, St. Louis, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Spin the Bottle. Fairmount Park, Collinsville, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday June 11___________ • Joel & Isaac, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville • Girls Night Out Slumber Part, The Magic House, St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. • A Conversation with Ben Franklin, The Magic House, St.
Louis, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. • Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville Park, Edwardsville, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. • Bob Kuban Brass Band, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville, 9 to 11:30 p.m. • St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, Central Field in Forest Park, 12 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Pelleas and Melisande, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Downtown Saint Louis • The Music of Michael Jackson, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • 175th Anniversary of the M i s s o u r i S ta te Pe n i te n t i a r y, Jefferson City, 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. • National Kids Fest begins, Silver Dollar City, Branson, lasts until July 24 • A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4 and 8 p.m. • Metal Studz, Helen Fitzgerald’s, St. Louis, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Cashmere Duo, Jim Manley & Mark Friedricks, Jimmy’s On the Park Cafe-Bistro and Bar, St. Louis, 8 to 11 p.m. • Killing Vegas, Trainwreck Saloon at West Port, St. Louis, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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June 9, 2011
Global connections Staunton residents have hosted numerous exchange students By SARA HALL Of The Edge
espite never having kids of their own, Staunton residents Bob and Marilyn Mengelkamp say they have children all over the world that opened their eyes to many new ideas. The Mengelkamps first started hosting foreign exchange students in 1979. The couple said they didn’t have any children and thought an exchange program would be the best way to become involved with children given their busy lifestyle. “We were working full-time at our business,” Marilyn Mengelkamp said. “We had considered foster children, and all of a sudden we saw an article and thought, ‘You know, that’s a good way to get back in with kids.” To arrange their exchanges, the Mengelkamps said they went through an exchange student program .They said the program provides each interested host family with a short synopsis article written by each interested student. Mengelkamp said they were very open to different types of students. “It didn’t make any difference with us,” she said. Mengelkamp said the hosting year lasted around nine to 10 months for each student. She said the students usually went back to their home country around two weeks after graduation. Since their first student, Mengelkamp said the couple has hosted a total of 13 students from European countries such as Sweden, Spain, Italy and France, as well as students from Australia, Japan and Russia. All but one of the students has been female. The Mengelkamps said although they had to adjust to having someone new in their home, the experience was easier than they expected. “Fortunately, our first student was one of the easiest (to adapt),” Marilyn Mengelkamp said. “She was German, so everything was very regimented for her. She wouldn’t do anything to hurt your feelings and didn’t challenge us in any way.” Mengelkamp added that the students also had to adjust to living with a different family. “The students adapted to here because they had to,” she said. “Everything is gone from you.” The Mengelkamp’s said their hosting experience also came with some unexpected challenges.
“Our biggest problem was the students had to like dogs because we had so many,” Marilyn Mengelkamp said. She said one of the girls they hosted was terrified of their dogs at first, but adapted as the year progressed. Other problems they encountered were more severe. The Mengelkamps said one girl discovered she was diabetic during her stay. The student was hospitalized and officially diagnosed as a juvinille diabetic. Marilyn said the situation became stressful, especially when trying to communicate with the student’s family, who spoke very little English. “Her mother would call when she was still in the hospital and wanted her to come home,” she said. “I would tell her she had to tell her mother what was going on, but she would say, ‘There’s no way I’m coming home, I’m very well off here.’” Once the student got out of the hospital, Bob Menglekamp said the couple had to deal with the challenge of acquiring the right type of insulin for the student. “Our insulin is synthetic, and, at the time, theirs was made from hog fat,” he said. “We would have to fly their insulin in every month.” All of the students hosted by the Mengelkamps attended Staunton High School. Marilyn Mengelkamp said the students they hosted were generally in their junior and senior years of education. Mengelkamp said the students had a basic concept of the English language, but their skills were especially put to the test during
their time in school. “Most of the students had a very good understanding of English conversation, but when they went to school, it was a different story,” she said. Mengelkamp said Staunton High School worked with the exchange students to help them choose which classes were best suited for them. “They would check for what (career path) they were really after,” she said. “One girl took shop and drafting because she wanted to become an artchitect.” Mengelkamp said the classes the students took at Staunton High School also gave the student opportunities she may not have had otherwise. “It was her first chance at using computers,” she said. “With being an arctitecht in mind, it was very good for her." During their time attending school, Mengelkamp said most of the students were active in sports and extra curriculars. “Most of them were in volleyball and basketball. The Russian student was in choir,” she said. Mengelkamp said getting involved in school activities was the easiest way for the students to make friends. She said playing volleyball was especially helpful to meet new people. “Volleyball would just be starting up (when they arrived),” she said. “It helped them get acquainted before they stepped into school.” Mengelkamp said since their stays in the U.S., all of the students came back for summers or to visit afterwards.
“That’s how we stayed in touch,” she said. “Sometimes four or five students would come at a time.” The couple said they still visit almost all of their former exchange students. Mengelkamp said when the couple travels, they try to visit as many students as possible. They have traveled to foreign locales such as Amsterdam, France, Milan, Switzerland and Germany. They often drive from country to country to visit as many former exchange students as possible. The Mengelkamps also participate in reunions with the students. They have had reunions in 2006 and 2008. They are planning another reunion in July in Germany. They currently expect nine people to attend the reunion. The Mengelkamps said they would recommend the foregin exchange experience to anyone interested in the idea. “It’s a very rewarding experience,” Marilyn Mengelkamp said. “In the Midwest, we’re so isolated, and there’s not as much exposure to other cultures. (The exchanges) opened our eyes to a lot of things. They come here to bring their ideas, not just to accept ours.” Mengelkamp said the best thing the couple has taken away from their foreign exchange experience is the sense of family it created for them. “The more kids there are, the more experiences you have. It’s just like any other family,” she said. “There have been so many good memories, you just can't imagine.”
Pictured above are Bob and Marilyn Mengelkamp and some of their former exchange students at the reunion they had in 2008 in Spain.
June 9, 2011
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People People planner Wildey sets June movie schedule Movies, movies and more movies fill the Wildey Theatre’s June schedule, sponsored by Anderson Hospital. In tribute to the “Route 66 Festival”, the Wildey has gone automotive, with the return after 33 years of “Stingray”, featuring Edwardsville and the area as it once was in a wild car chase movie showing Friday, June 10. On the 11th we offer “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” for the kids, with morning and afternoon showings, and that evening we present a far more contemporary approach to autos in “Fast & Furious”. The Wildey salutes director Alfred Hitchcock and actor Jimmy Stewart with two heart-pounding classics – “Vertigo” and “Rear Window”. Both films play on June 12 & June 16, and are available as individual showings or at a special price as a double feature. June 17 is a true movie lovers day, as we offer two showings of Steven Spielberg’s beloved film “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial”, followed by a midnight showing of the Jeff Bridges/John Goodman cult fave “The Big Lebowski”. Having added double features, the Wildey has scheduled our first Triple Feature, the Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd comedies “Back to the Future” and BTTF parts 2 & 3. The June 18 showings are available individually, or at a special price of $15.00 for all three movies. Another double feature salutes writer/director Mel Brooks, with showings of “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles” alternating on June 23 & 24, and available at a special price for both. Finally, The Wildey is teaming with Encore Wine Bar to present “A Wine Tasting & a Movie”. A broad selection of excellent wines will be available for tasting in the theatre’s lobby from 6:30 to 7:45pm, followed by a showing of the Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin comedy-drama “It’s Complicated” at 8:00pm. Tickets for the wine tasting and movie are $15. Tickets for films at the Wildey can be purchased on our website – www.wildeytheatre.com, at the Parks & Recreation Department at City Hall (618-692-7538) or at the theatre’s ticket booth beginning one hour before the showing. A schedule of June concerts and events will be released shortly.
MoBOT plans cactus sale Cacti and succulents of all shapes and sizes will be available for viewing and purchase at the annual Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Show and sale, July 23 through July 31. Choose from thousands of plants appealing to varied tastes and experience levels, with prices starting at $1.50. Ask questions and get growing tips from society members. Attend one of four workshops to learn about seasonal plant care, potting and more. Show and sale hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 through July 31. The event is included with Garden admission. Novice gardeners can begin to grow their cacti and succulent collections with a variety of inexpensive and easy-to-carefor plants. Collectors and serious enthusiasts will enjoy browsing
many unusual and hard-to-find varieties. Henry Shaw Cactus Succulent Society (HSCS) members will be on hand to offer information, and each visitor will receive a generalized plant care sheet with their purchase. On July 30 and 31 at 11a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m., experienced HSCSS members will lead workshops on “Potting Your New Plant,” “Summer and Winter Care” and “Plant Information via the Internet.” Children delight in the magic of succulent plants and can learn that many are indeed “finger friendly,” at the “Kid’s Corner.” On July 30 and 31 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., several members will help children (12 and under) learn how to pot a succulent seedling as a gift to take home. Before they go on public display, over 800 cacti and succulents will compete for top HSCS show honors. Member exhibitors bring their best specimens for judging in over 150 categories. Visitors can compare the prize winners with other entries and sale plants when the show opens on July 23. Succulents grow throughout the world, while cacti are native only to North and South America. To learn more about these diverse groups of plants, consider joining the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society, an affiliate chapter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Those who join during the show will receive a discount on select plant purchases, along with
monthly club newsletters and other benefits. For more information, visit www.hscactus.org/show or contact HSCSS President Mike Hellmann 618-656-1803. The Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale is included with Garden admission of $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission o n We d n e s d a y a n d S a t u rd a y mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 5775100 (toll-free, 1-800-642-8842).
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each spring, we know they are ‘home,’” Balding said. The 25th season also ushers in a host of exciting new acts, including the Olate Dogs’ amazing and hilarious tricks and the Riding Donnert’s spellbinding horsemanship, including juggling on horseback! Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the “kids at heart.” The annual peanut-free preview opens the season June 2 for those with peanut allergies. June 18 is the second annual Scouting Day at the circus. All Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to purchase their tickets through their troops, enjoy the performance together, and stay afterwards for badge-related activities. Tickets for Vagabond Adventures are $8 to $44. Call 314-289-4040 or visit www.circusflora.org for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive Street. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
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People People planner Zoo heats up for summer The following events have been planned at the Saint Louis Zoo. May 27 through September 2, 2011 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No concert on June 17, 2011. May 28 through September 5, 2011 Emerson Children’s Zoo Animal Shows. Animals will showcase their natural talents that they have learned to perform on cue. Show times at 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily. Additional show on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. No shows on Wednesdays. Admission to the Children’s Zoo is $4 per person with free admission the first hour the Zoo is open. Children under two are free. For information: 314/7810900 or www.stlzoo.org. Daily, May 28 through September 5, 2011 PNC Bank Sea Lion Show. Sea lion superstars show off their natural abilities with front flipper walks, balancing acts, hurdle jumps in the water, Frisbee throws and lots of splashing! Daily shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. show on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after Memorial Day. Admission is $3/person. Children under two are free. For information: 314/781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org. Daily through September 25, 2011 Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks. Admission is $3.00 for general public and $1.50 for Zoo Friends members. Children under two are free. Feeding is $1.00. Admission is free the first hour
the Zoo is open. Group rate for 15 or more is $2.50 per person. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Back by popular demand, cownose and southern rays return to the 17,000-gallon pool at the Saint Louis Zoo this summer. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on opportunity to touch and feed these gentle and fascinating ocean creatures as they glide through a tropical saltwater habitat. Also, meet some new additions this year – brownbanded bamboo and bonnethead sharks! Fridays through September 2, 2011 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No concert on June 17, 2011. June 3 – John Henry Band June 10 – Ticket to the Beatles June 17 – No Concert June 24 – Hudson & the HooDoo Cats June 17, 2011 Zoo closes at 12 noon for Z O O FA R I , t h e Z o o ’ s m a j o r fundraiser. June 17, 2011 ZOOFARI. 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. For reservations: 314/646-4771. For information: www.stlzoo.org. Creative black-tie fundraiser benefits the Saint Louis Zoo. Over 50 St. Louis area restaurants, caterers and bars participate in this “grazing” party including which includes live music, dancing, silent auction and more. Ages 21 and up only. Underwriting support provided by Emerson, Edward Jones, Monsanto C o m p a n y, S c h n u c k M a r k e t s , Crawford Taylor Foundation, Dave Mungenast Automotive Family,
Novus International, Inc. and Peabody Energy. Entertainment sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. June 20-26, 2011 National Pollinator Week. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. What is Halloween without pumpkins, Thanksgiving without cranberries, or life without chocolate? Not much without the help of pollinators, who make one out of every three bites of food you eat. Buzz by the Monsanto Insectarium to celebrate the many reasons we should bee thankful for pollinators! June 23, 2011 Pollinator Dinner. 6 to 9 p.m. in The Living World. $31.50/ adult; $20/children 12-and-under. Advance registration required. For information: www.stlzoo.org. For reservations: (314) 646-4857. Sit down to a special dinner
where you can sample the many foods pollinators help provide. In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2011, sip mead and honey wine, enjoy a honey tasting, and peruse booths with information and activities related to pollinators. After a buffet dinner, hear a presentation on pollinators and learn what you can do to help. July 2011 Fridays through September 2, 2011 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For information: (314) 781-0900 or www. stlzoo.org. Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 1 – Kim Massie July 8 – Push the Limit July 15 – Satin July 22 – Hillbilly Authority July 29 – Galaxy Red July 4, 2011 (Independence Day)
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People People planner Celebrate St. Louis takes shape David N. Farr, Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation, today announced the line-up headlining this July’s Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts, which follows the 31st annual Fair Saint Louis (July 2-4). After the three-day Fair, the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts will host free music covering a broad spectrum of genres on July 15&16 and July 22&23. “Paired with three nights of outstanding Fair Saint Louis headliners – The Steve Miller Band, Maroon 5 and Montgomery Gentry – the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts line-up will add four nights of chart-topping music in downtown St. Louis,” said David Farr, Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation. “That makes seven nights of national music talent -- live and free in the month of July!” The Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts Line-up includes: • July 15 – Bell Biv DeVoe (www. bellbivdevoe.com <http://www. bellbivdevoe.com> ) – featuring an exciting mix of R&B and Hip Hop. • July 16 – Gavin DeGraw (www. gavindegraw.com <http://www. gavindegraw.com> ) -- the acclaimed American singer-songwriter and musician. • July 22 – Keb’ Mo’ (www. kebmo.com <http://www.kebmo. com> ) – and his delta blues will be right at home in St. Louis • July 23 – Barenaked Ladies ( w w w. b a r e n a k e d l a d i e s . c o m <http://www.barenakedladies. com> ) – known for their fun-loving style of alternative rock. “The Fair Saint Louis Foundation is thankful to the partnership of so many in the St. Louis region, including the outstanding corporate community; the City of St. Louis and all civic partners; and, the National Park Service, who help keep our Fair Saint Louis and Celebrate St. Louis Summer concert events free and open to all,” Farr said. “We have a great July planned, and we look forward to seeing local St. Louisans and their guests downtown for the festivities – it’s where America comes to celebrate – come join us!” In addition to the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series lineup, Farr shared some Fair Saint Louis highlights: • The Fair will kick-off July 2 at 10 a.m. with the 134th annual Veiled Prophet Parade, which has as its theme this year, “A Night Out.” The Grand Marshal of this year’s Parade is Greg Smith and Dr. Henry Givens, Jr. of Harris-Stowe State University will serve as the Honorary Grand Marshal. • In the spirit of an event for St. Louisans by St. Louisans, Fair Saint Louis in partnership with the Riverfront Times is planning to launch a music video contest, open to all local unsigned bands and giving the winner the opportunity to play on the Fair Saint Louis main stage. Details of the contest will be announced in the coming weeks. • The ever-popular Fair Saint Louis Air Show returns for five performances. A complete schedule will be announced next month, but early highlights include: • The U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute team will jump to the Arch grounds to kick off each air show. • The AeroShell Aerobatic Team with high-flying fun in their AT-6 Texans. • he world-famous Greg Poe – an acrobatic performer flying the
Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX2. • Jason Newburg – widely recognized as an “Extreme Aerobatic Pilot.” • Several military aircraft as we salute the men and women of our Armed Forces during this patriotic celebration. Additional details on both the local bands contest and air shows will be available on our website (www.celebratestlouis.org <http:// www.celebratestlouis.org> ). Each year community volunteers, Fair Saint Louis staff, the Veiled Prophet Organization, in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of St. Louis work together to promote St. Louis by bringing visitors downtown for the nearly month-long event. The name Fair Saint Louis acknowledges that this event is produced by St. Louisans, for St. Louisans and their guests from all over the world. If members of the community are interested in volunteering, volunteer applications may be downloaded from the Celebrate St. Louis website at www.celebratestlouis.org <http:// www.celebratestlouis.com> . For a complete list of the many events available in St. Louis during summer 2011, please visit www. explorestlouis.com.
MoBOT spotlights St. Louis architecture The Missouri Botanical Garden presents a photographic exhibition documenting many of St. Louis’s most architecturally impressive structures. View “American City: St. Louis Architecture” on display Friday, June 10 through Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the Garden’s Ridgway Visitor Center. The exhibit is included with Garden admission. “ A m e r i c a n C i t y : S t . L o u i s Architecture” features over 70 largescale color images by award-winner architectural photographer William Zbaren, including the iconic Linnean House conservatory and Museum Building at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The images are from the new
architectural monograph, “American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design,” by Zbaren and architectural writer Robert Sharoff. The book – the first new monograph on the city since the 1920s – depicts 50 of the city’s most architecturally significant structures and is available at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Gate Shop. The exhibition will open on Friday, June 10 with a cocktail reception in the upper level of the Garden’s Ridgway Visitor Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A book signing from 5 to 6 p.m. will be followed by brief remarks. The opening reception is free and open to the public. A public book signing is also scheduled for Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Garden Gate Shop. The “American City: St. Louis Architecture” exhibition is partially funded by Gyo Obata, HOK; the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter; Amos Harris, Spinnaker St. Louis; Zachary Boyers, US Bancorp CDC; Thomas and Lisa Carnahan; Robert Clark, Clayco, Inc.; Stacy W. Hastie, Environmental Operations Inc.; Ann and Randy Lipton; Kirk and Sheila Mills; Paul Shaughnessy, BSI Constructors Inc.; Steven J. Stogel; and Andrew Trivers, Trivers Associates. A portion of the funds raised for the exhibition will go towards the future renovation of the Garden’s Museum Building. The exhibition is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission o n We d n e s d a y a n d S a t u rd a y mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842).
Cahokia Mounds takes part in Challenge Virtually everyone who has been there agrees that Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site matters. And the site is once again encouraging people to confirm those sentiments starting June 1 with their votes for this World Heritage Site. The Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (CMMS) has once again entered the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters Community Challenge.” The winner of the challenge will receive a grant of $25,000 and if the CMMS wins, it will use the funds to acquire and preserve additional properties that lie outside the current boundaries of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Cahokia Mounds was part of the 2010 competition and although it did not secure the $25,000 grant, the site fared quite well in the public voting to determine the winner. The goal of the “This Place Matters Community Challenge” is to rally as many people as possible around the grassroots issues of preservation in their communities. Participants are allowed to align themselves with one organization throughout the Challenge and recruit as many people as possible to do the same. The CMMS is asking the public to join forces to preserve more of the 1,600 acres of the Cahokia site that lie outside the state-owned historic site. Voting begins on June 1 and will end June 30, 2011. Each person can vote only one time. Vote by going to www.preservationnation. org/communitychallenge. This year there will be one grand prize of $25,000 for the place that generates the most community support and second and third place prizes of $10,000 and $5,000. Let’s demonstrate that the communities of Collinsville and the Greater St. Louis Area believe that “This Place Matters!” For more information, contact the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society at (618) 344-7316. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in
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The spotlight is on fun every Friday and Saturday night during June at Meramec Caverns. That’s when visitors can take guided, hand-held lantern tours of the largest single cave formation in the world. The tour offers enlightening insights into the natural beauty and fascinating history of Meramec Caverns. The 80-minute specialty tours begin at 7:30 p.m. from the Meramec Caverns welcome center in Stanton, MO, located only one-hour southwest of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-573-4682283. Tour tickets are priced at $12 for children 5-11 and $24 for adults. Glowing lanterns highlight the amazing geological specimens inside the cave. Along the tour, visitors will meet a cast of historical characters including the infamous Jesse James, a Civil War soldier, a member of the Osage Indian tribe, and pioneer women who share stories of adventure, folklore and the history of Meramec Caverns. During the tours, renowned flutist David Little Eagle of the Taino Band of Arawak Cherokee will perform on Native American courting flutes made of red cedar. Prior to the special evening lantern tours, visitors can spend a fun-filled day at other Meramec Caverns attractions including the exciting, new Caveman Zip Line; boat rides along the Meramec River and panning for gold at the Meramec Mining Company children’s area. The restaurant serves delectable home-style meals and the snack bar offers 28 flavors of ice cream and the perennial favorite from Granny’s Candy Store - homemade fudge. For details, directions and an FAQ about Meramec Caverns, click on www.AmericasCave.com or call 1-573-HOT-CAVE (1-573-468-2283).
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Religion Forgiveness can work wonders Several weeks ago, I remember writing about the word ‘compassion’ and asking just what that particular word meant to you. Well, this past week another word seems to have claimed my attention. It is ‘forgiveness’. You might wonder just why that particular word has claimed my interest and I’m not quite s u re I c a n e x p l a i n . F i r s t , l e t me s a y t h a t i t w a s a t o p i c o f discussion in two different study groups I have attended. S e c o n d l y, I h a v e f o u n d t h e concept coming up more often usual when in conversation with family and friends. And lastly, because after one o f m y s t u d y g ro u p s i n w h i c h w e d i s c u s s e d i n g re a t d e t a i l the idea of ‘forgiveness’, I came home, opened one of my devotionals and began to read. And guess what…the topic was ‘forgiveness’. I’m not sure if that is something that I myself need to work on. I don’t find myself harboring grudges and animosity towards anyone, but I think perhaps I do sometimes take the gift of God’s forgiveness w i t h o u t a p ro p e r a t t i t u d e o f thankfulness. In discussing this idea with a friend, we both found ourselves in agreement that forgiving someone didn’t mean condoning an act that was unkind, sneaky, or in anyway caused us hurt and pain. But it did mean that we were able t o s t o p d w e l l i n g o n t h a t action that caused the hurt. We c o u l d f o r g i v e a n d m o v e o n . We c o u l d s t o p d w e l l i n g and rehashing the incident and decide it was over and we were no longer going to dwell on it. When we continually dredge up past hurts and things that have angered and frustrated us, I honestly believe it is more hurtful to us than the other party. Carrying such animosity and sometimes hate does cause problems in our own lives. In fact, it can even cause us to be ill and it certainly interferes with our view of life. To move past disagreements and hurts isn’t always the easiest thing in this world. It takes a promise to ourselves that we will no longer allow this incident or event to keep invading our peace of mind. We will just ‘let it go’. Having said all this, I will tell you that I know that I am neither a therapist nor a counselor. I’ve just given my opinion. I’ve found ‘letting go and letting God’ helps me find peace in my life. Now I’d like to share one of the things I read pertaining to ‘ f o rg i v e n e s s ’ . I ’ m s u re m o s t everyone remembers sometime in their life reading or hearing about Clara Barton. I’d say I first heard that name years ago when I was in school. I think of her as a woman who contributed so much to the world in which she lived and worked in spite of obstacles placed in her way. If you remember, she served in a medical capacity during the Civil War. In fact she became known as the “Angel of the
Doris Gvillo Battlefield” When her doctor finally insisted she rest, she traveled to Switzerland and while there became aware of the Swiss Red Cross. So, when she returned, she became the founder of the American Red Cross. This one woman ministered to people in many, many places in our world. And what is so amazing to me is that she did it in a time when most women’s activities were related to ‘home’ a n d t h e y w e re n o t a c t i v e i n public or national ‘ decisions and actions’. So according to what I read she was very often patronized, ignored, and perhaps even worse. But, she continued her work and living in a way that brought comfort and help to many people. The book I read suggested that while she carried many burdens as she sought to help others, one thing she never carried was ‘resentment’. When we cannot forgive others, what really erodes our sense of well-being is often ‘resentment’. It seems to pollute and taint our thoughts and actions. If we can only ‘let it go’ and move on, our lives are much happier. I am not saying that the person who hurt you becomes a dear friend even though that is a possibility. What I am trying to say is holding on to bitterness and anger ‘hurts’ you. Leaving it go gives you ‘freedom’ to move ahead. I think I’ll close with something else I read about Clara Barton. She was asked if she wasn’t angry because of all the obstacles and put-downs she had received. H e r re p ly might be one we could all benefit by using. She s a i d , “ I d i s t i n c t l y re m e m b e r forgetting that.”
Her recommendation was to let it go and turn all that wasted energy into what the future might hold. Our Bible has many verses reminding us of God’s great love and His willingness to forgive us. And if we are honest, we know that we need this amazing gift. I’m going to close with just two of those scriptures. First from Matthew, “If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to
you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.” And lastly, in the prayer that Jesus taught, he said, “Forgive us our sins (trespasses) as we forgive them that sin (trespass) against us. We h a v e p ro b a b l y a l l d o n e something for which we should apologize and when we do, we hope the other person accepts our apology. And, in a like manner, we, sometime in our life, are going to have to forgive others.
That may not mean having a close relationship, but it means you will let the bitterness and anger go so that your life will be enriched and instead of having that ‘weight’ in your heart, you are ‘free’. As a commercial of old used to say…’try it, you might like it’. Forgiveness works wonders in our lives. Doris Gvillo is a member of Eden United Church of Christ.
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QuickGlance Movie Reviews “Bridesmaids"
This takes the typically cliched wedding movie genre and completely upends it and reinvents it into something surprisingly daring and alive. But it also takes the Judd Apatow-style buddy comedy, with its mixture of raunchiness, neurosis and sentimentality, and tailors it to female experiences and sensibilities. That the film achieves both of these ambitious goals simultaneously while remaining (mostly) hilarious is a testament to the power of Kristen Wiig as co-writer and star, and to the awesomely eclectic ensemble cast of strong comedians who surround her. Like the comedies Apatow has directed — and here he serves as a producer — “Bridesmaids” drags on longer than it should. It also features a ridiculous gross-out scene that was unnecessary: “Bridesmaids” is too smart, too clever and too inspired to fall back on formula. The presence of Wiig, front and center, ensures that. She stars as Annie, a Milwaukee woman who’s recently lost her bakery and her boyfriend. The one bright spot in her life is her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), who’s just announced that she’s getting married and wants Annie to be her maid of honor. But Annie ends up competing with Lillian’s new BFF, the perfect and passive-aggressive Helen (Rose Byrne). Meanwhile, Melissa McCarthy steals the whole film as Lillian’s wildly inappropriate future sister-in-law. RATED: R for some strong sexuality and language throughout. RUNNING TIME: 125 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
The fourth film in the ridiculously successful Disney franchise is the shortest in the series, but it still feels overlong and overstuffed: needlessly convoluted yet, at the same time, phoned-in. And the fact that this one’s in 3-D does nothing to liven up the action. Those threedimensional digital effects mainly consist of various swords and snakes and such being flung at our faces. Boo! Did you jump? That’s not to say this summer behemoth doesn’t have its thrilling moments. Rob Marshall (”Chicago,” “Nine”) takes over for Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three “Pirates” movies, and his knack for choreography comes shining through in individual set pieces. It’s everything in between that makes this such a repetitive bore. Johnny Depp’s performance as the randy Capt. Jack Sparrow, which seemed like such a free, goofy, inspired bit of work when the first film came out back in 2003, now feels so dialed-down and obvious, it’s as if he could do it in his sleep. As for the plot — not that it matters, really — this time it follows a search for the fabled Fountain of Youth. Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane co-star. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo. RUNNING TIME: 136 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.
“The Hangover Part II”
It’s hard to imagine a worse attempt at cashing in a second time. Seriously, it feels like the script was pieced together with the help of Mad Libs, with only slightly different and raunchier details replacing those that helped the original “Hangover” from 2009 become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. But so much of the allure of that first film was the novelty of the premise, the unpredictability of the adventures, and the sense that we, too, were wandering in a daze, helping solve the mystery of the debauched night before. Giving the people what they want is one thing. Making nearly the exact same movie a second time, but shifting the setting to Thailand, is just ... what, lazy? Arrogant? Maybe a combination of the two.
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That’s essentially what director Todd Phillips has done. This time, Ed Helms’ mild-mannered dentist, Stu, is the one getting married at a resort in Thailand, his fiancee’s family’s home country. Although he insists he doesn’t want a bachelor party, he, Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) still manage to wake up in a stupor in a squalid Bangkok hotel. RATED: R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images. RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
The roly-poly Po is back with high energy, some lovely visuals and peppy, playful voice work, as always, from star Jack Black. But the freshness and novelty that made the original film such a kick back in 2008 has been, well, kicked to bits. And the story line of this sequel feels overstuffed with plotlines and characters. Parents also should be aware of some violent, frightening imagery that may be too much for the littlest kids. Everyone else will probably delight in the animated spectacle from director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, which is bright and tactile, bold and subtle. The 3-D is generally unobtrusive but doesn’t really add anything, either. The most beautiful parts actually come from the other kinds of visual styles that are worked in, including a delicate segment that features paper-style animation. “Delicate” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when pondering the portly Po, who’s gone from the underdog dreaming of kung-fu greatness to the Dragon Warrior himself. He must protect the Valley of Peace with the help of The Furious Five, the various animal species who fight alongside him and happen to come with celebrity voices. He begins to wonder about his past just as a megalomaniacal peacock named Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) is hell-bent on dominating the future. These two story lines run parallel to each other and eventually collide but never truly gel. RATED: PG for sequences of martial arts action and mild violence. RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
“The Tree of Life”
Gorgeous and ambitious, pretentious and baffling, tightly controlled yet free-flowing, this is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And yet it’s very much the culmination of everything Terrence Malick has done until now — all four features he’s made over the past four decades. All his thematic and aesthetic signatures are there from earlier films like “Badlands” and “The Thin Red Line”: the dreamlike yet precise details, an obsession with both the metaphysical and the emotional, an ability to create suspense within a languid mood. It is simultaneously mesmerizing and maddening as it encompasses nothing less than the nature of existence itself. As writer and director, Malick ranges far and wide, from intimate moments with a growing family in 1950s Texas to the dawn of time — complete with awesome images of the cosmos and, yes, those dinosaurs you’ve surely heard about — and back again. “The Tree of Life” is deeply spiritual, but Malick isn’t one to preach. Instead, he gives you the sense that he’s genuinely asking questions to which the answers may be unknowable — he’s putting them out there for himself, and for us all. Of course, we’ll never know his intentions: Malick is notoriously elusive, which is admirable from an artistic perspective but probably frustrating for those who’d like to know what he means by all this. But if you’re open to letting the imagery wash over you, to allowing yourself to be pulled into the film’s rhythms and fluidly undulating tones, you’ll be wowed. Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn star. RATED: PG-13 for some thematic material. RUNNING TIME: 138 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
Actor Jack Black attends the New York premiere of ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in New York.
"Kung Fu Panda 2" lacks fresh kick By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press The roly-poly Po is back in “Kung Fu Panda 2,” with high energy, some lovely visuals and peppy, playful voice work, as always, from star Jack Black. But the freshness and novelty that made the original film such a kick back in 2008 has been, well, kicked to bits. And the storyline of this sequel feels overstuffed with plotlines and characters, none of which gets its due individually. Parents also should be aware of some violent, frightening imagery that may be too much for the littlest kids (we’re talking around age 4). Everyone else, though, will probably delight in the animated spectacle from director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, which is bright and
tactile, bold and subtle. The 3-D — you didn’t think it wouldn’t be in 3-D, now did you? — is generally unobtrusive but it doesn’t really add anything, either. The most beautiful parts actually come from the other kinds of visual styles that are worked in, including a delicate segment that features paper-style animation. “Delicate” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when pondering the portly Po, who’s gone from the underdog dreaming of kung-fu greatness all day at his dad’s restaurant to the Dragon Warrior himself. He must protect the Valley of Peace with the help of The Furious Five, the various animal species who fight alongside him and happen to come with celebrity voices. One day, Po begins having flashbacks to long-suppressed childhood memories, and he begins to wonder who his biological parents
might have been. As lug-headed as Po can be, even he can figure out that Mr. Ping (lovingly voiced by James Hong), the duck who runs the village noodle shop in the film’s version of ancient China, probably didn’t provide him with any DNA. And so Po goes on a quest — as so many kung-fu warriors must — in search of his past. At the same time, a megalomaniacal peacock named Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) is hell-bent on dominating the country with some serious firepower. These two story lines run parallel to each other and eventually collide but never truly gel. It’s an admirable attempt to develop the character beyond the usual animated kids’ movie hero, but it also results in a crammed narrative that’ll make you wish they’d stuck with one story or the other. In every way, it feels like there’s too much
going on — and that includes having too many characters. This is especially true when it comes to Po’s posse, The Furious Five. Except for Angelina Jolie as the fierce Tigress, the animals who comprise Po’s team — Monkey (Jackie Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Crane (David Cross) — do plenty of fighting but only get a couple of lines here and there, and they’re not fleshed out terribly well. Dustin Hoffman returns in a reduced role as Po’s diminutive mentor, Master Shifu (and there’s not nearly enough of him), with JeanClaude Van Damme, Dennis Haysbert and Michelle Yeoh among the other actors joining the supporting cast. The way to true inner peace comes from knowing that more doesn’t necessarily equal better.
"The Hangover II" falls well short of original By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge When "The Hangover" burst onto the scene during the Summer of 2009, I was giddy. The film opened on a Friday and I’d seen it three times by Tuesday night. Loved it. I also loved the idea of taking these degenerate characters and putting them into an even more insane sequel. Todd Phillips and his directorial style were perfect for the feeling of bacchanalia and debauchery that the Hangover series represents. Then I heard that the sequel was tracking to earn $120 million dollars over its five-day opening weekend this Memorial Day. “No way”, I said to myself. So imagine my surprise when the film - one I didn’t particularly care for - opened instead to $137 million.
Uh, oh! Now we’ll have to deal with "Hangover III." A tried and true framework is faithfully adhered to in this new film. The plot is pretty much the same: a friend is lost during a night of drunken celebration, prior to a next day wedding, that no one can remember. Shenanigans ensue, of course, because shenanigans are really at the heart of every R-rated movie these days. And, brother, this is one R-rated picture. Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happy to fly to Thailand for a beautiful, respectful wedding ceremony for their best buddy Stu (Ed Helms). They even go so far as to talk the wimpy dentist into inviting Alan (Zach Galifianakis), the arrested man-child that so ruined their last Bachelor Party vacation to Las Vegas. Getting the
Wolfpack across the Pacific was the heartiest part of the first half of this story. Once in Thailand, a quick setup puts Alan (with a shaved head), Stu (with a face tattoo), and Phil (playing hung-over better than anyone, ever), in a seedy Bangkok m o t e l ro o m w i t h a c a p u c h i n monkey, a nude Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), and the severed finger of Stu’s fiancée’s little brother, Teddy (Mason Lee), a tender Stanford grad who is now missing. From here, the story is one we’re quite familiar with. Mike Tyson is replaced by a monk (Aroon Seeboonruang) under a vow of silence. The bright casinos of the Vegas strip are replaced with the shimmering, dirty, danger of internationally notorious Bangkok. The trip takes them to gentlemen’s
clubs, tattoo parlors, and into an Interpol investigation where they meet a criminal mastermind played by Paul Giamatti in search of the missing Teddy. There is not much new here except to see characters I still love doing the same tricks and trying to add on a flourish. That said, it’s the throwaway deadpan style of Galifianakis’s delivery that make many terrible jokes all the much more bearable. I didn’t necessarily feel good about laughing at some of the things I heard, but that chubby guy cracks me up. My favorite was a blinkand-you’ll-miss-it bit with an anchor on a speedboat toward the film’s end. Dark humor is the road traveled this time. It’s bleak and unhappy, this movie. Violence plays an exceptional part of the story.
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Comedy is mined from gunshot wounds, stabbings, a cocaine overdose, and a car crash that dismembers a hog in a glorious spray of blood and flesh. Not necessarily good fun for the whole family. And that doesn’t even bring me to the more sensitive adult content. Bangkok has a reputation and there is no avoidance of that subject matter, even the more taboo finer points. "The Hangover Part II" is not for everyone and will not be making my year end list of the 2011’s best pictures, like its predecessor did. ••• The Hangover Part II runs 119 minutes and is rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use, and brief violent images. I give this film two stars out of four.
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Show me the music First-ever festival planned in Springfield, Mo. By SARA HALL Of The Edge
ome of today’s top musicians including Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, One Republic, Little Big Town, Train, Big & Rich, and more will come to Springfield, Mo., for the first-ever Show Me Music and Arts Festival June 17 through 19.
In addition to the top musical talent, the festival will also feature celebrity chefs, national comedians, a Kid Zone, over 30 arts and crafts exhibitors, and more. The Celebrity Chef Pavilion Stage will feature three Food Network stars: Chefs Robert Irvine, Ellie Krieger, and Aaron McCargo. Chef McCargo, the 2008 winner of the Food Network hit show “Next Food Network Star” and host of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House,” will kick the event off at noon on Friday, June 17. Stepping into the “kitchen” after Chef McCargo will be Chef Krieger, host of the Food Network series “Healthy Appetite.” Rounding out the celebrity chefs will be Chef Irvine, host of three Food Network series’ “Dinner: Impossible,” “Worst Cooks in America,” and “Restaurant: Impossible.” All three chefs will appear multiple times throughout the festival. Six nationally recognized comedians will also provide entertainment for festival attendees in the Show-Me Comedy Tent Stage. Actor and comedian Jamie Kaler, best known for his role as “Mike
Callahan” on the critically acclaimed TBS series "My Boys," will be taking the mic first. Also appearing in the Show-Me Comedy Tent Stage are top comedians Jimmy Shubert, Patti Vasquez, John Caponera, Steve Rannazzisi – star of the hit FX series "The League," and Jon Reep – Season 5 winner of the NBC series "Last Comic Standing." Additional attractions at the festival include the Show-Me Saloon Stage, a Kid Zone which includes a Ferris Wheel, games and entertainment, the Show-Me Arts and Crafts area featuring over 30 exhibitors and many food and drink vendors featuring festival fare from all over the world.
Weekend passes are available at the great price of only $139. For those wishing for a VIP experience, VIP packages are also available for purchase and include VIP parking, VIP seating with air conditioning, a private bar area, snacks, games, and VIP restrooms. Show Me Music and Arts festival also has multiple camping options available starting at the low price of $70 for those wanting to stay on-site for the full festival experience. For fans who may not be able to stay the entire weekend but don’t want to miss their favorite artists, individual day-passes are available for purchase. The special pricing for these tickets is Friday - $39, Saturday - $59 and Sunday - $65. To purchase tickets, reserve camping spots or for additional information, please visit www.showmemusicfest.com. A full schedule of the Celebrity Chef Pavilion Stage and Show-Me Comedy Tent Stage is also available on the festival’s website.
Above, Tim McGraw and at left, Train. Photos for The Edge.
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Lyle Lovett, left, and John Hiatt. Photo for The Edge
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt An acoustic evening planned at The Fox By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
hat do you get when you put together two of the m u s i c i n d u s t r y ’s m o s t talented musicians and singer-songwriters of the past 30 years? An evening of music that criss-crosses genres and generations and should definitely not be missed. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are teaming up for an intimate acoustic performance at the Fabulous Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, that will feature both artists performing side-by-side, alternating songs from their respective careers. Utilizing their dynamic chemistry to mix witty banter with
finely crafted country, swing, folk, and blues, Lovett and Hiatt have been touring together in one fashion or another since 1989. Four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett has created his own style of Americana music in a career that spans 14 albums and more than four million records sold. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Texas-based Lovett defies convention by fusing an array of genres with a unique gift for storytelling, as evidenced by such wellknown songs as “If I Had a Boat,” “She’s No Lady,” and “My Baby Don’t Tolerate.” Recorded with his Large Band, Lovett’s latest album, Natural Forces (Curb/Lost Highway), combines original songs with those by fellow Texas songwriters he admires. Known for his extraordinary songwriting talent, John Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in
2008 and also was honored that year with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting from The Americana Music Association. Named “...one of rock’s most astute singersongwriters of the last 40 years,” by the Los Angeles Times, Hiatt has 19 studio albums to date including his latest The Open Road. He has written songs covered by artists in a wide variety of genres such as Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Jewel and Bonnie Raitt, who most famously recorded “Thing Called Love.” Lovett and Hiatt, each with more than a dozen albums to their credit, swap stories and songs, setting aside respective bands for the opportunity of delivering one of the most compelling “unplugged” concerts on the road. Together, these two amazingly talented and versatile musicians treat listeners to a performance filled with music fine-tuned by
their combined skills, expertise and years of experience. Regarding a Lovett/Hiatt performance, Toronto Star wrote “the concert was filled with camaraderie, with heart-warming displays of mutual respect, formidable musicianship and the highest level of song craft.” Tampa Tribune added, “the two hour plus performance was rocking and soulful, touching and hilarious,” while Portland Press Herald proclaimed, “they accompanied each other on several songs, and finished off the show with a spinechilling duet.” Tickets for An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John John Hiatt are on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office and cost $65, $55, $45, and $35. To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or visit www. metrotix.com.
Daltrey will bring "Tommy" back to life Roger Daltrey, the iconic lead singer of The Who, will perform The Who’s legendary rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety from start to finish. (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy.) Daltrey premiered the spectacular show in London at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25 and is now taking it on the road. Tickets are on sale now at www. aeglive.com The show will make a stop at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Oct. 8. Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike, who will be treated not only to the full majesty of “Tommy,” but also to a variety of Who classics and more. The much-anticipated six-week tour launches September 13 in Hollywood, Fla. and concludes November 2 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Tommy” is not only one of the most acclaimed and defining works of the rock era, it is an enduring album that resonates on radio to this day where it has found multi-generational appeal. Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the 20 million-selling double album also spawned a successful 1975 film of the same name – with Daltrey playing the title role – which re-
underlined its place in the cultural firmament. Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Daltrey is pulling out all the stops with a full band that will bring the rock opera’s wide-ranging sounds and textures to life vibrantly on stage every evening. Joining Daltrey will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards) and also on guitar will be Simon Townshend, younger brother of The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend. Commenting on the tour, Pete Townshend says, “Great to see Roger performing “Tommy” with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit. Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of “Tommy” using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs.” Throughout this tour, songs such as “Pinball Wizard,” “The Acid Queen,” “I’m Free,” “See Me, Feel Me” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” promise to transport attendees into the world of this classic album with shuddering intensity and poetic power. A 1989 tour by The Who saw them reprise “Tommy” live. The upcoming Daltrey tour will differ in that all
of the album’s songs will be played in sequence. When Daltrey and his band performed “Tommy” in earlier this year--at a sell-out concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall March 25 – London’s Independent called the show “a faithful reading...The stand-outs, ‘I’m Free,’ and ‘See Me, Feel Me’ and the anthemic climax of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ are rousing.” Afterwards the Who blogosphere was alight with comments from longstanding fans lucky enough to see the show. These included comments like “Roger nailed Tommy” and “Last night’s concert was the best I’ve ever seen--what a great band.” Roger describes the show and visuals as “A Tommy Show for today’s audience from a different perspective.” “Tommy” an album that tells a story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, will always be seen as a turning point for the band,” says Daltre¥. “Within it, I found the new voice of The Who and the band found its stride in making that music, adjusting it, using all that knowledge that we had from jazz and the blues into making it work in a rock way.” Tickets for all shows are available at www.aeglive. com.
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Santana to appear at the Fox Carlos Santana and the Santana Band are bringing their summer 2011 (SOCC) Sound of Collective Consciousness Tour to St. Louis on September 6th with special guest Michael Franti & Spearhead. Carlos and the Santana Band will perform classics from the group’s four-decades- long career, and spotlight songs from Santana’s latest album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (2010, Arista Records). With its release, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard chart history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s through the present. With highlights including the first single, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – featuring India.Arie and Yo Yo Ma accompanying Santana – Guitar Heaven is Santana’s 29th Billboard Top 200-charting release, 12th Top Ten album debut, and third Top 10 debut in the past five years. Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/534-1111 or online a www.metrotix.com. Tickets are $40, $60 and $60.
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Shakespeare in the Park – after dark By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
’ll preface this article by admitting up front that I am a huge fan of William Shakespeare and, in particular, his apparent appreciation of strong women. That is why I immediately jumped at the chance to attend the opening night performance of “The Taming of the Shrew” at this year ’s 11th Annual Shakespeare Festival St. Louis on Friday, May 27, in Forest Park. Of all his plays, it is “Shrew” and the wonderfully forthright and independent heroine of Kate that continues to inspire me.
We arrived at Shakespeare Glen, which is located in Forest Park next to the Saint Louis Art Museum, about an hour and a half early in time to see the pre-show on the Green Stage. This included “Shrew in a Few,” a 20-minute adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew” by Christopher Limber and directed by William Whitaker, with music by Robin Weatherall. It was performed by actors from the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ 2011 Education Tour. This brief and enjoyable little show introduces the characters and plot to children of all ages at schools and community venues throughout
the bi-state area. Other pre-show entertainment included musicians, belly dancers, singers and jugglers. Following this, and a bite to eat from the food tent, we were primed and ready for the main event. After the record-breaking success of last year’s production of “Hamlet,” it was always going to be a big job for the cast and crew of “Shrew” to follow in such a shadow. Happily, they did. “The Taming of the Shrew” may not have the dramatic impact of “Hamlet,” but in its own cheerful way, it still managed to deliver a powerful tale of jealousy, greed, pride, stubbornness and, ultimately, love and tenderness. Recognized as one of Shakespeare’s most clever comedies, the story revolves around the marriage of two sisters, Bianca, an obedient beauty with many suitors, and headstrong Katharina, whose husband, Petruchio, works hard to “tame” her. The vices of marriage - duty, love, honor and compromise - all converge on the stage as the characters work through their
relationships. Although it has been done many times and many different ways over the years, most recently in the excellent film “10 Things I Hate About You,” this production moves the setting to a backyard barbecue in the rockin’ 1950s complete with hoop skirts, rock-and-roll music and even a fully-functional Cadillac Sedan DeVille. This production also kept the play within a play introduction, which is usually cut from most modern interpretations and which added an extra layer of humor to the show. Unfortunately, the rain clouds that had been hovering overhead since our arrival finally broke open 20 minutes into the play. Undeterred, we hunkered down under our waterproof blanket to wait out the storm. Fortunately, nearly everyone else in the audience was equally resolute and only a few packed up to leave. Thirty minutes later the actors returned to a freshly mopped stage and the story resumed. What struck me throughout the performance was the energy of the show. From the bobby-socked
cleaning staff bopping around to Elvis Presley in the introduction to the sexually-charged confrontations between Kate and Petruchio, the fast pace of the show held my interest and enthusiasm throughout. The traditional 1950s setting worked beautifully to help illustrate the differences between the dutiful, yet dull Bianca, who no doubt would have made the perfect Stepford Wife, and the fiery and headstrong Kate who, I like to imagine, would have gone on to burn her bra during the feminist movement a decade later. Of course, Kate doesn’t remain quite so fiery toward the end of the story - at least, not in public anyway. All-in-all, this was a fabulous show with solid performances from the entire cast. I was particularly impressed with Gary Glasgow’s portrayal of the elderly Gremio. The show is directed by the award-winning Chicago director and playwright Sean Graney. He was named “Chicagoan of the Year (Theater)” by the Chicago Tribune in 2004 and is the founder and artistic director of The Hypocrites. The 1950s era setting is the brainchild of
set designer Scott Neale, who has created designs for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. Costume designer Alison Siple, recently named one of the five most prolific Chicago theater artists of the decade by “Time Out Chicago,” created the 50s-inspired costumes. “The Taming of the Shrew” runs nightly at 8 p.m. (except Tuesdays) now through Sunday, June 19. The Green Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Seating is on the open lawn. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back chairs, and rental chairs are available for $7 and $10. Picnic dinners, beer, wine, soda, water and souvenirs are available for purchase. Performances are wheelchair accessible. Thursday performances are signed for the hearing impaired. Backstage tours are available and cost $2 for ages five and up. A 20minute Talkback series will be held nightly following each performance. Shakespeare “After Parties” take place on Friday and Saturday nights at Marvin’s, located in the festival’s lobby area at the top of Art Hill. The festival is located in Shakespeare Glen on Fine Arts Drive in Forest Park, east of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For more information, call 314-531-9800 (ext. 101), e-mail email@example.com or visit www.shakespearefestivalstlouis. org.
Pictured are two scenes from "The Taming of the Shrew." Above are Gary Glasgow*, Steve Isom*, Kurt Ehrmann*, Justin Leibrecht and Michael James Reed*. At left are Megan Storti and Annie Worden*. * Denotes Actor’s Equity members. Photos for The Edge.
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From one wall to another Grandmother, deadline provide artist's inspiration By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge
ewis and Clark Community College student Tabby Freeman just wanted to get her Intro to Digital Photography project finished. It was due the next day. So, she started hunting around in her room for inspiration. She found it in a rock her grandmother had given her engraved with the word CREATE. That, combined with the deep red walls of her bedroom, which served as the backdrop for the photo, her tattooed wrist and some clever lighting courtesy of her desk lamp all fused together to create a photograph that perfectly captured the moodiness of the scene – and fulfilled the requirements of her assignment. Now, Freeman’s photograph is currently on show at PBC Gallery and Creative Cafe, 128 W. Central St. in Bethalto. It is part of the gallery’s Digital Art show, which features the work of local artists and is running through the end of June. Freeman said the focus of the project was to show good use of backlighting and side-lighting. “The walls of my room are dark. I’m super, super pale so that contrast was really cool,” she said. “My pale hand against the darkish red background was eye-popping.” When Freeman turned in her project the next day, her instructor, Dixie Gausling, was impressed. Gausling also happens to be a coowner of PBC Gallery. Gausling said she would love to have Freeman’s photograph judged to see if it could get entered in PBC’s show. “I said, ‘Give it to me, and we’ll enter it in my show.’,” said Gausling. “I loved it. I think it’s neat and creative. I love that red wall as a backdrop.”
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Tabby Freeman Fortunately, the independent judge who viewed the photograph was just as impressed and accepted its entry into the show. Freeman said she particularly wanted to incorporate her tattoo into the photograph. Her uncle, who has played a big role in helping her with her art throughout her life, is a tattoo artist. She said she is inspired by the creativity of tattoo artists and the works of art they create on people’s bodies. Freeman’s tattoo means “good karma,” which is appropriate considering what started as a last-minute school project is now hanging alongside the works of other local artists, both student and professional.
“It’s thrilling. I felt very privileged and kind of out of place,” said Freeman. “It’s awesome to be up there and have my piece along with all the beautiful pieces that are in the show.” Freeman, who describes herself as primarily a visual artist, said she plans to continue pursuing a graphic design major with a minor in digital photography at Lewis and Clark Community College. She said she intends to enter next year’s Jacoby Arts Center’s Student Art Show. “I would encourage anybody to support the cafe, and look at all the works of local art. There’s a lot of impressive art there,” she said. Gausling said the idea behind the
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show was to encourage as many local artists as possible to display their art and expand the arts community in the Riverbend area. “We have quite a mix of different people and different types of photography. We’re trying to help build up the arts community in the Riverbend and keep this nice flow of art from Edwardsville to Alton and beyond,” said Gausling. PBC Gallery and Creative Cafe’s Digital Art Show opened on May 5 and will continue through the end of June. Many works are available for purchase. For more information, contact the gallery at 618-377-3100, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pixbychix.com.
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The Arts Artistic adventures Muny tickets available Single ticket sales for the 2011 summer season at The Muny are now under way at the Forest Park box office. Tickets may be purchased The Muny in person, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Tickets can also be purchased online, at all MetroTix outlets, or charged by phone at (314) 534-1111. A service charge is added to all MetroTix orders. For more information, call (314) 361-1900, or visit www.muny.org. The 2011 Season will kick off with the Muny premiere of “Legally Blond” (June 20 – 26). Next, the Cole Porter favorite “Kiss Me, Kate” (June 27 – July 3) will grace the stage. Following will be the Muny and St. Louis premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” (July 6 – 14), opening Wednesday, and featuring two extra performances. Tapping its way across the Muny stage next will be “Singin’ in the Rain” (July 18 – 24). Rounding out the season will be “Little Shop of Horrors” (July 25 – 31), “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (August 1 – 7), and the season finale, “Bye Bye Birdie” (Aug. 8 – 14). Group tickets are on sale now, with great seats available each nigh Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling the Group Sales Department at (314) 361-1900, ext. 308.
“A Chorus Line” to kick off season at STAGES The one singular sensation that exhilarated Broadway for over fifteen years, A Chorus Line will be presented at STAGES through July 3 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A Chorus Line forever changed the face of Broadway. Telling the triumphant and heartbreaking story of a group of young dancers auditioning for the chorus of a Broadway musical, A Chorus Line speaks eloquently to anyone who’s ever put themselves on the line to land a job. The unforgettable score includes “I Hope I Get It,” “One” and “What I Did For Love.” Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban; book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante.
What started with a group of dancers coming together for an all-night session, in which they would explore their motivation for dancing, A Chorus Line took Broadway and America by storm in 1975. Running for over 6,000 performancesA Chorus Linebecame the longest running show in Broadway history (at the time it closed in 1990), and attended by over 6.5 million people. Successful productions have been mounted worldwide, with a revival on Broadway in 2006 and National Tour in 2010. Direction and musical staging are by STAGES Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, with original choreography recreated by Kim Shriver and musical direction by Lisa Campbell-Albert. Completing the artistic team are Scenic Designer Mark Halpin, Costume Designer Brad Musgrove, Lighting Designer Matthew McCarthy and Orchestral Designer Stuart M. Elmore. The sensational line includes Broadway Actor and Kevin Kline Award-winner David Elder as Zach, whose previous STAGES credits include Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone, the Emcee in Cabaret and Bobby Child in Crazy for You. Elder’s Broadway credits include Curtains, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Titanic, Once Upon A Mattress, Damn Yankees, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Guys and Dolls. Broadway Actress Jessica Lee Goldyn as Cassie, who made her Broadway debut playing Val in the Original Broadway Revival cast of A Chorus Line, where she not only completed the full two year run, but closed the show as Cassie. Goldyn was also featured in the documentary film Every Little Step about the making of A Chorus Line.
Kemper Museum to present Cosima von Bonin Based in Cologne, Germany, conceptual artist Cosima von Bonin is among the most influential yet elusive artists of her generation. At once playful, seductive and satirical, her wideranging creative practice interweaves sculpture, installation, video, textiles, performance and electronic music with a diverse network of collaborators. In her choice of materials (fabric,
stuffed animals, slick minimalist sculptural objects), scale (often oversized) and eclectic subject matter (fatigue, cartoon characters, luxury lifestyle branding, pop culture), von Bonin creatively juxtaposes personal biography and art historical lineages while critically alluding to more sobering themes of global consumerism, gender inequality and social apathy. This summer, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present Cosima von Bonin: Character Appropriation, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the American Midwest. Organized by associate curator Meredith Malone, the exhibition will survey the last decade of von Bonin’s career. Inspired by the Kemper Art Museum’s acquisition of Rockstars (Character Appropriation) (2003), an early example of the artist’s signature textile “paintings,” the exhibition also will present examples of von Bonin’s architectural sculptures, outsized stuffed animals, and her latest works that embrace themes of idleness and mental and physical fatigue. Several exhausted stuffed animals will be accompanied by soundtracks composed by von Bonin’s collaborator, electronic music pioneer Moritz von Oswald. According to Malone, “it is impossible not to be entranced with Cosima von Bonin’s playful works. Her huge, floppy stuffed animals, outsized rockets, and large-scale textile ‘paintings’ exude a certain seductiveness and absurdity though one shot through with sardonic wit. Cosima von Bonin: Character Appropriation explores the artist’s multidisciplinary practice and her ongoing engagement with complex social issues, including a rising social apathy infiltrating today’s networked society. I am thrilled to be bringing the work of such an engaging and internationally renowned contemporary artist to St. Louis.” The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 1. The exhibition are is and open to the public. The Kemper Art Museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, immediately adjacent to Steinberg Hall, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, June 9 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts C e n t e r, E d w a r d s v i l l e H i g h School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 11 - S t u d e n t G a l l e r y / Bonsaii-Gallery B Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Daughter of the Regiment, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10 • The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School-Gallery A/Best of EHS 2010-2011-Student Gallery/ Bonsaii-Gallery B A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Pelleas and Melisande, The Virginia J a c k s o n B ro w n i n g T h e a t re a t Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Don Giovanni, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 7 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Pelleas and Melisande, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 1 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Children’s Art Class: About (Your) Face, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Don Giovanni, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Daughter of the Regiment, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 1 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4 and 8 p.m.
Fox Performing Arts Foundation: St Louis Teen Talent, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Death of Klinghoffer, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: D o n G i o v a n n i , T h e Vi r g i n i a J a c k s o n B ro w n i n g T h e a t re a t Webster University, St. Louis, 1 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Death of Klinghoffer, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 2:30 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 16 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Pelleas and Melisande, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
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Midsummer Night’s Dance, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Death of Klinghoffer, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
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Friday, June 24 Romeo and Juliet Presented by Saint Louis Ballet, The Touhill, University of Missouri St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 19 A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Death of Klinghoffer, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 1 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Don Giovanni, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Daughter of the Regiment, The Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at Webster University, St. Louis, 1 p.m. A Chorus Line, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 2 and 8 p.m.
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Colonial Williamsburg showcases maps and prints W I L L I A M S B U R G , Va . ( A P ) — A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing maps and prints of early America. T h e C o l o n i a l Wi l l i a m s b u rg Foundation says the exhibition called “More Than Meets the Eye: Maps and Prints of Early America” will be on display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum through next April. The exhibition showcases two important new acquisitions to the foundation’s collections. Among the most important pieces is British portrait of Col. Isaac Barre, who served as major and adjutant general at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War. He also served in Parliament where he earned a reputation for his opposition to British taxation of the American colonies. Barre also coined the description of the American patriots as “Sons of Liberty.” The portrait is the foundation’s first by Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, an institution established in 1768 by act of King George III and the first to provide professional training for artists in Britain. Barre’s portrait also features a map in which the colony of Virginia outlined in red. When the foundation received the painting, curators identified the map in the painting. The map was published in London in 1755. A map book containing an imprint of the map was also recently acquired and is on display with the portrait. T h e C o l o n i a l Wi l l i a m s b u rg Foundation operates and maintains the preserved 18th century site as an educational and tourist venue.
amusement park. Busch Gardens Europe in James City County earned the honor for the 21st consecutive year based on an annual survey by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The group is dedicated to preserving and documenting the heritage of amusement parks. The survey is the oldest of its type and highly regarded within the park industry and enthusiasts’ circle. Busch Gardens beat out Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for the sixth straight year for the honor. The park also nabbed the third place spot for favorite theme park, which was topped by Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Revamped park on St. Simons ready for third summer ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A beachside park on St. Simons Island is gearing up for its third summer tourist season since Glynn County officials gave it an extensive makeover. The miniature golf course at Neptune Park, near the St. Simons pier, is already open daily under its extended summer hours. The park’s pool will open May 7 and will shift from weekends only to daily operation after Memorial Day. The attractions were added to Neptune Park in 2009 after county officials approved a plan to bring more family friendly activities to St. Simons Island, about 60 miles south of Savannah. A second phase of the project was completed last year to upgrade the park’s sidewalks and lighting.
Florida’s Siesta Beach is nation’s top beach SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — “Dr. Beach” says Sarasota’s Siesta Beach is the best in America.
Dinosaur attraction to open at Ohio amusement park MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park is set to open its version of “Jurassic Park” featuring life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs that move and make sounds. The “Dinosaurs Alive!” attraction at Kings Island will have its grand opening Thursday, days after one of the 60 dinosaurs caught fire. Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig says no one was hurt in the fire Tuesday night that was confined to just one of the dinosaurs. Helbig says the cause of the fire that broke out during construction was not clear. Billowing smoke was captured on video by people traveling on Interstate 71, alongside the park north of Cincinnati.
The park bills the attraction as an opportunity for visitors to step back in time to periods 245 million to 65 million years ago.
Yellowstone completes fish management plan YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Restoration of native cutthroat trout is the main objective of a new plan that will guide fish conservation efforts at Yellowstone National Park over the next 20 years. Yellowstone released its native fish conservation plan in December and recently approved some changes to it in response to public comments. The plan calls for more netting to remove non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake by both National Park Service workers and contractors over the next several years. The plan also calls for removal of non-native fish from streams and lakes in the park together with the restoration of native trout and grayling. The fishing season opens on Saturday in many of Yellowstone’s waters but the park is cautioning anglers to use caution because most rivers and streams are running extremely high.
500-foot wheel on Vegas Strip gets OK from FAA LAS VEGAS (AP) — A developer ’s plan to put a 500-foot observation wheel attraction on the Las Vegas Strip won’t hamper operations at nearby McCarran International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The agency’s obstruction evaluation group told developer H o w a rd B u l l o c h o f C o m p a s s
Investments that it expected the rotating wheel with 40 passenger gondolas won’t affect aircraft or airport facilities. The wheel will be about as tall as two nearby casinos, and will be more than a half-mile from an airport runway, the FAA said in its note. Bulloch introduced the plans for the Skyvue Las Vegas Super Wheel on Monday during a press c o n f e re n c e a t t h e s i t e a c ro s s Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. The Ferris-style wheel is part of a $100 million privately funded development that is scheduled to open in 2013. Plans also include a roller coaster, retail stores and restaurants. The FAA, which doesn’t approve or deny plans itself but instead makes recommendations based on its needs, said its blessing comes with conditions that the wheel be properly lit and that if developers change their plans, they tell the agency within five days after construction reaches its highest point. A rendering of the wheel shows i t s ro t a t i o n p e r p e n d i c u l a r t o the Strip, meaning views of the city’s famed casino row would be unobstructed. The gondolas would hold up to 25 passengers each and be available to be rented out for private parties with catering and drinks, officials said. Another tall observation wheel is planned farther north on the Strip, as part of a project linking several Caesars Entertainment Corp. casinos on the Strip’s east side. Developers of the Skyvue project cited the London Eye as one example of why the similar project might be successful in Sin City. The wheel in London attracts 3.5 million visitors per year, they said.
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Dining Delights Composed salads attractive and delicious By J.M. HIRSCH Associated Press When it comes to salads, I’m not big fan of the composed variety. As in, fussy recipes that call for anything beyond dumping a bunch of produce in a bowl. But composed salads — those in which the ingredients are arranged rather than tossed — are among the most attractive. They also often do a better job of letting each ingredient shine. So I was willing to consider trying one on two conditions — the flavors really were phenomenal and the recipe was still mostly easy. To ensure the former, I went with a classic flavor combination — apples, blue cheese, walnuts and lemon juice. For the latter, I made sure that even if the ingredients were arranged, the recipe wasn’t fussy enough to require any particular arrangement. In other words, do it as you see fit. Roasted Apple and Blue Cheese Salad Start to finish: 45 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 cup thickly shredded carrots 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and ground black pepper 2 large Granny Smith apples 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups arugula 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, toss the shredded carrots with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Arrange in an even layer on the baking sheet. Peel each apple, then halve it down the center. Use a melon baller to scoop out the core, creating a large cavity at the center of each half. Arrange the apple halves, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet. If the apples won’t rest flat, use a knife to trim the rounded sides just enough to form a flat base. Roast the apples and carrots for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the apples are just tender, but not mushy. Remove the carrots from the pan and set aside to cool. Increase the oven to broil. Leave the apples on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with the brown sugar. Broil for 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil, the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Add the arugula and carrots and toss well to coat. Carefully place each apple half on a serving plate. Mound a quarter of the arugula mixture onto each half. Sprinkle each salad with blue cheese and walnuts. ••• Restaurant diners hoping to lighten their load often go for salads. The usual suspects? The grilled chicken Caesar, the Cobb and Chinese chicken salad. Here’s the problem — they’re not always as light as you might think. At one popular national chain, the Chinese chicken salad has almost 25 grams of fat and the Cobb salad has 80 grams. You might as well just eat a cheesy pizza. But don’t write off the idea of a dinner salad just yet. Our Valencia grilled chicken salad is a healthful reimagining of the Chinese chicken
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ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS & 2011 HS Grads $15 base-appt, FT/PT schedules, sales/svc, no exp nec, all ages 17+, conditions apply 618-223-6184
Dell Dimension 8250 desktop computer, 6-years-old, $50. 618/288-5515 FREE large professional moving boxes 618-979-4008. Gateway 2000 desktop computer, 15-years-old, $20. 618/2885515
Wicker vanity/mirror—$40; ETHAN ALLEN foyer table & Dental Assistant Our busy dental practice is mirror—$25. 978-4677. seeking the expertise of an experienced dental assistant for 450 a full time position. If you are Pets interested in maximizing your talent, educating and adding to the total care of patients, then we are the dental team for you. Resumes with references to PO Box 604 Highland, IL 62249
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1350 Franklin, Edw: 3BR, FR w/ fplc, lg yd, new crpet; lawn care, 1 BR apt in Edw $680 All utils. kit. applnces furnshd; well cared covered. Close to dwntwn, banks, post office & shopping. for! $975/mo. 618-920-3641. 505-0191 leave msg. or view 2 BD 1 BA in Edw, remodeled www.sunsetcourtapts.com bath & kitchen, lrg fenced yard, W/D included. Unfinished base- 1 BDR lofts,1bdr dup. CREDIT CHECK. No pets, no smoking ment. 618-304-3638. $550mo. $550dep; $585mo. 2 BD 1BA 1134 Prickett Ave, $585dep. 656-8953. Edw. quiet nghbrhd. $700 + dep; No pets/no smoking, cr ck 1 Bedroom 327 M Street, Edw. W/S/T paid. $550/month. rqrd. Avail. July 1st 692-8164. 618-581-5154. 2BR, Leclaire, Edw: 1 BA, LR, bonus rm, eat-in kit, 1-car gar., 1 bedroom bsmt. apt., Edw. w/d hookup. $800/mo No Fully furnshd. Utilities, cable, W/D usage incl;$650/mo.+ $850 Pets/Smoking. 618-604-7326 deposit. No pets. 618/973/0773. 3 bdrm house N of Edw near Holiday Shore, 1 car att & 1 car 1 Bedrooms (single occupanunatt. $975/mo. 618-792-2155 cy). $350-$450 monthly, plus utilities and deposit. No pets. firstname.lastname@example.org 288-5618. 3/4 BR 2BA in Meridian Hills 1850sf, 2+ car gar, bsmt, fenced 1 BR upstrs apt, downtwn Edw., Wshr, frig, stove, dshwshr, $50 remodld. $525/mo. + dep., water background ck, $1450/mo incl.; 1 yr. lse. Refrnces. No pets. Avail now. 618-781-1487. 618/594/7623
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FSBO: 2BR Duplex, 2BA, Chancellor Dr., Edw./Esic Sub. 1200sf, gas FP, appl. & w/d incl. Full bsmt, open floor plan, 1 car gar. Owner/Investor oppty. Avail now. $125K. 618/616-1398
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SUN RIDGE ESTATES 2+ Acre Lots, Edwardsville Call for special prices 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934 Wooded 2.85 ac. Home Site All utilities. Edw. schools .5 mi to Gov Pky 4 mi SIUE 285k OBO 972-0948
Roommate Wanted: Newly renovated condo w/private room, fully furnished w/washer & dryer in unit, quiet cul-de-sac. 3 minutes from SIUE, private parking spot. $375 + security deposit. 563-581-2234.
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Attention Dentist: Office in Edwardsville, complete with mechanical. Available Oct. 1st. Please call for details, 3660 Wanda Rd, Edw. 3+ bdr 2 BDRM apts available in Edw. Meyer Realty 618-656-1824 1.5 bth w/stove, frig, full bsmt, 2 $575 to $650, No pets. Deposit car gar. $950 per mo + deposit. required. Call 618-520-2813. Avl 6/18. 920-8726 or 692-6043 2 BR 1Bth apt, Troy: Close to hi4 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 car gar.; w/ way access, off street parking, washer, dryer, fridge, stove. No on-site laundry. No smoking, no smoking, no pets. Near dwntn pets $600/mo. 618/975-0670 Edwardsville. $1250/mo. $45 3 BR 1 BA, 1800 s.f. APT., Edw; Homes credit/bckgrnd check. 978-5044 FP, wood flr, ceil fans, lndry rm, For Sale 805 4BR, 3 BA home in great Edw. off-st. pking, deck. $875/mo., w/ neighborhood! New/Nice! 3-car s/t incl. Lv msge 618/307-4876 Cross-Town or Cross-Coungar, large fin. bsmt. & yd. 3 BR 2 BA apt.: dwntn Edw. try: EdwardsvilleHomes.com. $2,100/mo./OBO 618-581-1999 Newly remodeled. No smok- Home Buyers Relocation Services. Exclusively for buyers! ing/pets. $950/mo. $950 dep., 656-5588, 800-231-5588 $45 credit check. 618/978-5044 Custom home on private Accepting applications for 1 wooded cul-de-sac lot in Meridbedroom unit in Edw. Fridge, Apts, Duplexes, & Homes ian Woods. Glen Carbon. stove, window AC’s furnished. Visit our website $899,000 618/402-2990 618-466-8296 or 618-530-6939. www.glsrent.com 656-2230 FSBO, 3br lakefront home, HolAPTS/CONDOS/HOUSES PARADISE FOR RENT: 3BR iday Shores, $285K, ownCOLLINSVILLE/MARYVILLE 3BA STUNNER, see thru gas ers.com/gpp8880, 972-6072, 1 bed $425-$475 fireplace, inground pool, 3 stall 1787 Commodore Walk 2 bed $475-$1250 wood horse barn, 1.5 car detch FSBO, ranch, Edw.: 3BR, 1 BA, 3 bed $900 gar, 2 car attch gar, 2 horses family room, basement, covered SHILOH stay on property. Edw. Schls. In 2 bed $500 patio, on 3/4 Acre. $130,000 town with horses! 1mi. west of IHARTMANN RENTALS 618-656-6949 or 618-514-2691 55 & 143 on 143. $2600/mo. 344-7900 Agent owned. 618-407-5300 FSBO: 4-5 BR exec. home, for Photos & details www.hiddentrailsranch.com Lincoln Knolls, near SIU, www.HartRent.info Edw: 4.5 BA, NEW ROOF, 24/7 recording 345-7771 fully remodeled (carpet, Available Now! 3 Bdrm Town- hardwd, granite, new applihome-$1260 2 Bdrm Duplex- ances, ...); 3500 sf + 1700 sf Private home in the country, lrg $1030. 2 Bdrm townhome- fin. w/o bsmt, 3-car gar, gas rms, 2 BR, 2 car gar, w/d hook- $825. Ask about our Crazy & wood fp’s, lg lot on culbeaut. sunrm! up, fireplc, hrdwd flrs, yr lease, Specials & Look N’ Lease. Cer- de-sac, $900/mo. incl wtr/swr/trsh. Avail- tain Restrictions Apply. 618-692- $520K. 618/ 616-1398. 9310 www.rentchp.com able Now 314/574-3858 MERIDIAN WOODS Immediate Occupancy: 1 & 2 Custom home sites in private, Bedroom apartments. W/S/T gated setting. Glen Carbon. paid. 50 Devon Court., Edw. 618/402-2990. 656-7337 or 791-9062 OPEN SUN., 1-3 (618)541-8799 Move in Special Woods, wildlife and a wrap1st Month 1/2 off around porch welcome your 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Glen Carbon family to this new 4 BR 4 BA Cottonwood Sub., w/d hookcountry home on 6 ac. Bethalto ups, Garden APTS & TH, Newly area/E’ville Schools. $289,900. REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Renovated, starting at $625 ARE AVAILABLE IN (618)346-7878 THE ‘I’ CLASSIFIEDS www.osbornproperties.com ONLINE!
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TOTALLY-AWESOME-MULTIFAMILY-MOVING-SALE 230 HICKORY (Hillsboro to Hickory) SATURDAY 7AM-12NOON White Privacy Fence, SLR Film&Digital Cameras&Accessories, Patio Chairs, Antique Furniture/Glassware&Tea Sets 30 Gal. Aquarium 3 Comforters&Bedding, Kids Bike/Toys/Clothes, Books, Puzzles, Men/Women Clothing
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OPEN HOUSE, SAT., JUNE 4 1-3 PM 3803 WESTERN, ALTON Directions: Broadway to Milton to Western $86,400
OPEN HOUSE, SAT., JUNE 4 1-3 PM 64 OAKLAWN, GRANITE CITY Oaklawn Terrace Subdivision. Directions: Hwy 203 to left on Maryville Road to right on Pontoon Road to left on Terrace to left on Oaklawn. $180,000
OPEN HOUSE, SAT & SUN, JUNE 4-5 1 - 3 PM 8438 STONELEDGE DRIVE, EDWARDSVILLE Directions: I55 to 143 East, 1 mile to Staunton Rd, North 1 block. $492,000
CALL MARY MASTERSON 623-9149
CALL JIM REPPELL 791-7663
CALL GEORGE SYKES 531-4000
OPEN HOUSE, SAT & SUN, JUNE 4-5 12-2 PM 7442 ST. JAMES, EDWARDSVILLE Directions: Hwy 159 North, Right on Moro Road. Left on St. James to home. $156,000
FOR FREE 24HR RECORDED INFO & PRICE CALL 800-741-8652 EXT 1036 OR BRAD HUFFMAN 741-8552 & JENNIFER GRAY 477-1363
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 1-3 PM 4610 D’LYNN, GRANITE CITY Directions: Route 203-Harrison-D’lynn or Maryville RdOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 2-4 PM right on Dwight-left on Benning/Harrison-left on D’Lynn. 410 E. THIRD STREET, O’FALLON $124,900 Directions: Route 50-Main-right on E. Third. $124,500
CALL ANGELA GRECO 977-6079
CALL ANGELA GRECO 977-6079
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 1-3 PM 512 CHAPMAN, EDWARDSVILLE Directions: N. Buchanan to Chapman. $189,000
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 1-3 PM 1 COLLEEN, EDWARDSVILLE Directions: Rt. 143 to St. Mary’s to Colleen. Home is on the left. $240,000
CALL KELLY SIPES 979-3901
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 2-4 PM 1057 LAFAYETTE COURT, COLLINSVILLLE Directions: State Route 157 in Collinsville to McDonalds. Go up hill (Ramada Blvd.) to Lafayette on right. $76,500
CALL SUSAN JO COKER 444-2671
EDWARDSVILLE - 32 ACRES & HOMESTEAD! Ragland barn with 6 stalls. Fenced paddocks, rolling pasture, & riding-trials. Homestead boasts updated kitchen, & WO basement. $425,000
FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL THE LANDING TEAM 866-710-1469 EXT. 1030
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 2-4 PM 7615 STONEBRIDGE DRIVE, MARYVILLE Directions: Keebler Road to Stonebridge. $264,500
CALL JAN ALONS 781-2511
CALL MARY MASTERSON 623-9149
1718 MEADOW LANE (Off Esic Drive) 6/10 FRIDAY 8AM-4PM 6/11 SATURDAY 8AM-2PM Refrigerator, Microwave, Housewares/Bedding, Women’s Clothing/Dresses, Desks, End Tables And Miscellaneous
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 1-3 PM 88 MORNINGSIDE, GLEN CARBON NEW PRICE! Directions: Glen Crossing to Morningside Drive. FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL 800-489-1481 EXT 2003 OR DEBBIE BURGE 531-2787
OPEN HOUSE, SUN., JUNE 5 1 - 3 PM 509 TROUT LANE, TROY LAKEFRONT HOME on a double lot. 3 bedroom/2 bths. Great room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace. Deck overlooks lake. Major updates include roof, sidewalk, porch & ceramic tile. $172,900
HOSTESS: NORMA KASTEN 377-9933
35 FOX MEADOW, GLEN CARBON AFFORDABLE UNIPLEX in great location. Well maintained. Perfect for 1st time home buyer! $95,000
3939 CHEROKEE TRAIL, EDWARDSVILLE 3 BR/2 BA LOCATED ON 3 ACRES. Open floor plan. Deck and above ground pool. $189,900
CALL STACIE COLCLASURE 610-1617
CALL STACIE COLCLASURE 610-1617
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE ST. JOHN NEUMANN SCHOOL 142 WILMA DR.—MARYVILLE FRIDAY-SATURDAY JUNE 10-11 8AM-3PM OVER 200 FAMILIES! Large variety of items, including Computer Systems
MULTI-FAMILY SALE 979 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, EDWARDSVILLE (ESIC) FRIDAY 6/10—5:30-8P.M. SATURDAY 6/11—8A.M.-1P.M Comforters, bedskirts, floral-arrangements, holiday decorations, ladies’ clothes (medium-large), cooking utensils, books, coffeemakers, lots more!
FIELDS CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD SALE 6/11, 8A.M.-12NOON ON RT. 159, BETWEEN 270 & 162 A little bit of everything! Something for everyone! TROY CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE, Sat., 6/18. Over 150 addresses. For a map of the addresses & list of items, visit www.troymaryvillecoc.com after 6/9.
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