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Jersey County Fair 144 years of fun.

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Your guide to area celebrations.

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Oct. 24 appearance planned in St. Louis.

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"The Bling Ring" Chilling and cold.

16 Dance St. Louis 2013-14 season announced.

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What’s Happening Friday June 28___________ • Sandcastle Beach Exhibit, Magic House Children's Museum, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • Zoofari 2013, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to Midnight • Splash City's Battle of the Bands, Splash City, Collinsville, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Shrek The Musical, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • Insight Theatre Company presents 1776, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • F r i d a y E v e n i n g To u r, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 6:00 p.m. • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Kiss, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Stages presents Disney's Cinderella, Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. • Stages presents Always...Patsy Cline, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Black Rep presents The Wiz, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • LCCC Faculty Art Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 29. • Eckert's Summer Concert Fest - Kevin Mitchell 4, Eckert's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series - Bottoms Up Blues

Gang, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Soul Steel feat. Steve Scorfina, Supe Granda, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • US Air Guitar Qualifier, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • The Burning of Rome w/Rio Debut, River City Sound, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m. • The Dig, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • T. Mixwell, Scrubfish w/Mister Mac, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • Josh Jennings Band w/The Faretheewells, Fred Friction, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Wild Feathers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Saturday June 29___________ • Range Led Bicycle Tour, St. Louis Riverfront Bike Trail, St. Louis, 8:30 a.m. • Yo g a U n d e r t h e A rc h , Gateway Arch Grounds, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. • Sandcastle Beach Exhibit, Magic House Children's Museum, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • 2013 NASP Wo r l d Championship, America's Center, St. Louis, 8:15 a.m. • PrideFest St. Louis, Soldier's Memorial, St. Louis, 7:00 a.m. (Pride Ride) • American Idol Live!, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Good Old Nashville Night,

Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Jefferson Barracks County Park, St. Louis, Gates 6:00 p.m. • Shrek The Musical, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • Insight Theatre Company presents 1776, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • Stages presents Disney's Cinderella, Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. • Stages presents Always...Patsy Cline, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • The Black Rep presents The Wiz, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. • Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 26, 2014. • Eckert's Summer Concert Fest - Doug E. Rees, Ecker t's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. • Fivefold w/Something Heroic, The 45, SHOWBABY, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Say Anything w/Eisley, HRVRD, I The Mighty, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. • Umbrella Blvd. w/Man Eating Tiger, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Pale Divine w/The Finns, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Rich Medina w/Nappy DJ Needles, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • Josh Jennings Band, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Sturgill Simpson w/Butcher Holler, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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amily and a return to tradition are at the center of this year’s annual Jersey County Fair. For 144 years, the county has been the site of good old-fashioned country fun. This year ’s fair will take place from Saturday, July 6 through Sunday, July 14 at the Jersey County Fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 67, north of Jerseyville. “What we’ve always strived for is to have a good family event where you do not have to spend a lot of money and can have a good time,” said Phil Ringhausen Jr., president of the Jersey County

Fair Association. Visitors should head to the grandstand to find the action with the Friday night Shoot-Out and the Saturday night Super Pro Showdown. Also on the grandstand this year will be the Monster Truck Challenge on Thursday, July 11. Feast your eyes on these monstrous trucks and watch as they try to crush everything in sight. The Lawn & Garden Tractor Pull will take place on Sunday morning.

For the 9th straight year, the National Tractor Pullers Association will take center stage. They will be revving up the crowds beginning at 7 p.m. on July 13. The NTPA Grand National Circuit is the top level in the entire pulling industry. Classes include: 9,300-pound Super Stock Open Tractors, 10,000-pound Super Farm Tractors and Light Unlimited Modified, Pro Stock Tractors and there will also be a local truck pull. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. New this year is the Swifty Swine Productions’ pig race. This event will see little piggies racing around the track at speeds of up to 15 mph. Other

entertainment will include Johnny Peers’ Muttville Comix. The comic canine routines will be at the fairgrounds Tuesday, July 9 through Saturday, July 13. Ringhausen said he anticipates between 3,000 and 5,000 people in attendance each night at the grand stand events and approximately 30,000 people total over the course of the week. All of the other fair favorites will return this year including

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Above, demolition derby action at a previous Jersey County Fair. Below, smoke and noise are fixtures at the tractor pull. animal shows, the queen pageant competition, the talent competition and the crowd-favorite fair parade. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11. This year’s parade grand marshals will lead the parade down State Street as participants express this year’s them, “It’s a Family Tradition.” Jersey is one of the few counties left in the state to still put on a big

parade, according to Ringhausen. He said spectators should arrive early to get a good viewing spot along State Street. “This whole place will just explode with people during the parade. It’s the merchants’ biggest night of the year,” Ringhausen said. Ringhausen’s wife, Andrea Ringhausen, is the parade coordinator. She said this year’s grand marshal will be the Sinclair family. The family owns the

Sinclair Food Mart, which has operated in Jerseyville for decades. “When they picked this family business to be our grand marshal, I thought [Family Tradition] was the perfect theme,” said Andrea Ringhausen. The annual Fair Talent Competition takes place after the parade. This is an opportunity for local talent to impress judges and grandstand audiences with their skills. The competition takes place at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11. Contestants will compete for the Junior and Senior Division Titles, and winners will compete in the state competition. New fair queens will be crowned during the 53rd Jersey County Queen Pageant at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Grandstand tickets for the Talent Competition and Queen Pageant are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger. Track seats are $6. Illinois Tractor Pullers Association (ITPA) and local truck drivers will rev up fans Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Classes will include 1,900 lb. Mini Rods, 5,800 lb. Modified Tractor, 9,500 lb. Limited Pro Stock Tractors and the 10,000 lb. Pro Stock Tractors. Following the ITPA, the locals will be ready to entertain as they pull in the following classes: Local 12,000 lb. Farm Stock, Local 15,000 lb. Farm Stock and the Local 21,000 lb. Farm Stock. Grandstand and infield tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Finally, the dirt will be flying on Sunday, July 16 as the fair comes to a close with the ever-popular Demolition Derby at 6 p.m. Fans of all ages can cheer on their

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favorite drivers and watch until the last car is left standing. Come out early because the grandstands are always full for the fair’s closing event. Grandstand and infield tickets for the Derby are $10. Other exciting events will take place throughout the week so it’s worth making a repeat visit (or two or three) to ensure nothing gets missed. Harness races will take the track at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Children can explore fun rides during all-night carnival rides from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 and continue through Sunday, July 14. Armbands for all-night rides will be $20 each. A free petting zoo will offer up-close animal experiences from 6 to 10 p.m. starting Tuesday evening. The livestock show is the heart of the Jersey County Fair. This year, local farmers and young exhibitors will continue the tradition with a number of events taking place throughout the week. Events include: the Rabbit Show at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 6; the 4-H Livestock Show and Auction at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. respectively, on Monday, July 8; the Sheep Show at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9; the Beef Show at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10; the Section 15 Vo-Ag Fair at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11; the Swine Show at 8 a.m. and the Dairy Show 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, the Goat Show at 9 a.m. and the Western Horse Show at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14. General gate admission is $2 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Grandstand event pricing varies. Gates open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. An ATM will be available on the festival grounds. For more information on event pricing or general fair information, visit www. JerseyCountyFair.com or call (618) 498-5848. After July 1, call the fair office at (618) 498-3422.

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Above, the Fourth of July Celebration at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199. Below, fireworks light up the sky over the Alton riverfront.

Your guide to area holiday celebrations By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge

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he Fourth of July is all about family, food and of course, fireworks. Those flashes of colored lights exploding and streaking across the sky are a powerful reminder of the fire and smoke that accompanied our nation’s fight for independence.

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Whether you choose to celebrate this year’s Independence Day in Illinois or in Missouri, there are plenty of fireworks displays and festivities happening on both sides of the river. The city of Edwardsville will once again partner with American Legion Post 199 for this year’s fireworks display. The display will take place at dusk on June 29 at the Legion golf course off Route 157. The region’s biggest Fourth of July celebration takes place

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across the river in Missouri: Fair St. Louis. Now in its 33rd year, this annual three-day Independence Day extravaganza takes place July 4, 5 and 6. This year’s event includes the everpopular air show, food, musical entertainment, Kids Zone, cultural activities and excitement for the entire family (be prepared for a big crowd). “As our historic Gateway Arch grounds prepare for renovation, it will be an exciting Fourth of July spectacular,” said Parker B. Condie Jr., chairman of the Fair St. Louis Foundation in a statement. “Thanks to Robert R. Hermann’s vision, the fair has had a positive economic impact on our city, attracting millions of visitors to its core each summer for over three decades, and it’s fitting to honor Bob Hermann for that vision.” Bob Ciapciak, chairman of the 2013 Fair Saint Louis and Celebrate St. Louis Summer concerts, praised the cooperation between businesses and civic organizations that helps to keep fair admission free and open to everyone. “The Fair Saint Louis Foundation is thankful for the partnerships 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,” said Ciapciak in a statement. “This July will once again offer a tribute to our freedom as well as provide a celebration in the heart of this great city we all love.” Fair St. Louis will kick-off on July 4 with two runs – the Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run in partnership with the St. Louis Sports Commission. The route for both runs will allow participants to run a segment of the Veiled Prophet Parade route on Market Street. The annual Veiled Prophet Parade is a St. Louis tradition and one of the longest running parades in the country. Billed as “America’s most spectacular Independence Day parade,” this year’s 136th V.P. Parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. on July 4 and will be broadcast live on KMOV Channel 4 at 10 a.m. Air show fans will delight in not just one, but five spectacular air shows that will prove to be some of the best air shows in the country this summer. The first air show will open Fair Saint Louis at noon on July 4. Continued on Page 5


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All air shows will again include the Experimental Aircraft Association’s, Aluminum Overcast, a World War II B-17 bomber. More than 12,000 of these bombers were built during the war, but only 13 are flying today and just two are certified to carry passengers. One of those two will be the centerpiece of the Fair Saint Louis Air Show. The air shows will also feature a crowd favorite, the Harrier Jump Jet; Fair Saint Louis is one of only 12 air shows in 2013 where this plane will appear. Schedule for Fair St. Louis: Thursday, July 4 7 a.m. –Schnuck’s Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run 9:30 a.m. – The 136th annual Veiled Prophet Parade 12 p.m. – Fair Saint Louis officially opens with the first of two air shows, Kids Town and Culture Stage activities 2 p.m. – Local Musical Entertainment 4 p.m. – Air Show 6 p.m. – Local Musical Entertainment 8 p.m. –Trace Adkins performs on the Budweiser Main Stage After the concert – Fireworks Friday, July 5 12 p.m. – Gates open; Air Show, Kids Zone and performances on

the Cultural Stage. 2 p.m. – Local Musical Entertainment 4 p.m. – Air Show 6 p.m. – Local Musical Entertainment 8 p.m. –Bret Michaels performs on the Budweiser Main Stage After the concert - Fireworks Saturday, July 6 12 p.m. – Gates open; Kids Zone, performances on the Cultural Stage, Local Music 5 p.m. – Air Show

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Pictured are three views of previous events at Fair Saint Louis. 7 p.m. – Local Musical Entertainment 8 p.m. – The Counting Crows perform on the Budweiser Main Stage After the concert - Fireworks

Visit www.fairsaintlouis.org for more information. Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park in East St. Louis will also be open for fireworks fans. Guests can watch the Fair Saint Louis displays from the 43-foot tower. In addition, there will be free face painting, caricature drawings, balloon art, an inflatable obstacle course, a hot air balloon displa¥, magic shows,

juggling and carnival games July 4 and 5 beginning at 5 p.m. The Shades of Blue jazz ensemble from Scott Air Force Base will be performing at 6 p.m. on July 4. Here in the metro-east, you’ll find celebrations taking place in communities throughout Madison and Jersey counties. These include: • In Bethalto, Cornerstone Church will once again sponsor its annual Fourth of July event. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. on June 30 at St. Louis Regional Airport. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and fireworks will be at approximately 9:15 p.m. Other activities will include inflatables, face painting and games for the entire family. There will also be food concessions. Enter through main airport entrance on Illinois Route 111. There will be parking attendants to help direct traffic. • Watch the fireworks from Alton’s riverfront at the Mississippi River Fireworks Festival on July 3. This annual fireworks festival, presented by the Alton Exposition Commission, will have food, a beer tent and entertainment. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call (618) 4656676 for more information. • Granite City’s celebration takes place July 2 through July 6 at Wilson Park, 2900 Benton St. Festivities include carnival rides, concerts, carriage rides, food, and entertainment. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm on July 4 at the Coolidge Middle School Grounds, 3231 Nameoki Road. Admission is free. Call (618) 8773059 for more information. • View area fireworks displays from Edwardsville, St. Louis, Alton and more from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 3 through July 5 at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford. Prices vary per level. Tickets cost $20 for the 150-foot first level, $15 for the 100-foot second level and $10 for the 50-foot third level. Only 15 tickets are available per level each day. Tickets can be purchased at the Tower's Visitors Center during normal business hours. Call (618) 251-9101 for

more information. • In Jerseyville, watch the fireworks at the American Legion, located at 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway, on July 4. The fireworks will begin at dusk. • Godfrey will be offering activities for all at its Family Fun Fest on July 5 at Glazebrook Park, located at 1401 Stamper Lane. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and continue through to the fireworks display around 9:15 p.m. The event will include vendors, inflatables, a climbing wall, a zip line, cow train, games, concessions, arts and crafts, fire truck, Riverbender.com truck, Mike the Balloon Guy, & BeBe the Face Painting Clown. Admission is free. For more information, call (618) 466-1483 or visit www.

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GodfreyIL.org. • Spend your Fourth of July watching the fireworks from the spectacular setting high on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Aerie's Riverview Winery, located at 600 Timber Ridge in Grafton. The fireworks begin at dusk on July 4. • The city of Grafton will host its Independence Day celebration on July 5. Come out early for entertainment and food specials at local restaurants. Events take place on Main Street. The fireworks will begin at dark. Call (618) 786-7000 for more information. • Spectators in Fieldon can watch the fireworks from 8 to 10 p.m. on July 5 at the Fieldon Baptist Church Playground.

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People People planner Zoo announces summer calendar The Saint Louis Zoo has announced its calendar of events for the spring and summer of 2013. June 2013 Daily through September 29, 2013 Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks. Admission is $4. Children under two are free. Feeding is $1. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Group rate for 15 or more is $3 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, returning are horseshoe crabs, white-spotted bamboo and bonnethead sharks! Fridays through August 30, 2013 Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series presented by Chevy Music Showcase. 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 21, 2013. Sponsored by Chevy Music Showcase and Fresh 102.5. June 21 – NO CONCERT June 28 – Bottoms Up Blues Gang (Blues) June 17-23, 2013 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!

MoBOT plans summer floral display Step into a fascinating desert e n v i ro n m e n t a t t h e M i s s o u r i Botanical Garden this summer, from June 29 through August 4, and enjoy the newly introduced Desert Show:

Plants and People of the Western U.S. Deserts. The display emphasizes the important role desert plants play in our lives, highlighting the North American deserts. Visitors will get a chance to see cacti varieties and learn about the use of plants by Native Americans for textiles and food. Show admission is $5 in addition to Garden admission and is free for Garden members. Sponsorship provided by the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society. The show provides visitors with a unique opportunity to become familiar with the plant diversity from the world’s arid regions and provides a venue to exhibit and interpret important plant collections currently not on public display. Arid and semiarid regions account for a third of the earth’s surface and contain some of the world’s most important hotspots of plant diversity. The plants that thrive in these regions show an array of fascinating adaptations to the harsh environments in which they grow. Plants of the arid regions exist at the extreme limits of tolerance o f e n v i ro n m e n t a l c o n d i t i o n s ; therefore the slightest change to the environment can result in the loss of plant diversity, making them one of the most at-risk ecosystems. The William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden plays an important role in the new Desert Show by presenting how plants provide humans with basic resources such as food, medicine, fiber and other useful products, historically and today. Their mission, “To study, characterize and conserve useful plants and associated traditional knowledge for a sustainable future,� demonstrates ethnobotany through plants and cultural artifacts on display throughout the show. “Plants provide essential nourishment and resources in the desert cultures of the western United States,� explains Karen Walker, ethnobotanist for the Garden’s William L. Brown Center. “This show gives us a platform to explain to Garden visitors just how important collaborations with these cultures are; the Native American people in the Western United States use hundreds of different plant species for food, medicine, fiber, dye and other purposes. This shared knowledge allows us to conduct meaningful ethnobotanical, conservation, and ecological research projects. Several assorted genera of cacti will be on display including Yucca, Agave, Opuntia and Mammallaria

and specimens of the Garden’s private collection, not usually seen by the public, will also be featured. Two hogan replicas are placed amidst the collection of cacti and cultural artifacts lending a strong sense of the U.S. Western Deserts. Collections of traditional and colorful Kachina dolls are included in the show. These historic figurines date back hundreds of years and were originally used in ceremonies to capture the essence of desired earthly traits. The Henry Shaw Cactus Society presents the Midwest’s largest succulent event during the opening weekend of the Desert Show, June 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cacti and succulents of all shapes and sizes will be available for viewing and purchase. Ask questions, get growing tips from society members and learn about seasonal plant care, potting and more. For more information, visit www.hscactus.org/show. Admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission on most Wednesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free. Join the Garden or renew your membership during Desert Show: Plants and People of the Western U.S. Deserts and receive free admission for two adults and all children ages 12 and under for every day of the show. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free general admission for two adults and all children ages 12 and under, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Learn more at www. mobot.org/membership. 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 and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. Temperate HouseFor general information, visit www.mobot. o rg or call (314) 577‑5100 (tollf re e , 1 ‑ 8 0 0 ‑ 6 4 2 ‑ 8 8 4 2 ) . F o l l o w the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/ missouribotanicalgarden and http:// twitter.com/mobotnews. More than 45,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at www.mobot.org/ membership. Today, 154 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. With scientists working in 35 countries on six continents around the globe, the Missouri Botanical Garden has one of the three largest plant science programs in the world and a mission “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.� Learn more at www.mobot.org. The Missouri Botanical Garden focuses its work on areas that are rich in biodiversity yet threatened by habitat destruction, and operates the world’s most active research and training programs in tropical botany. Garden scientists collaborate with local institutions, schools and indigenous peoples to understand plants, create awareness, offer

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Celtic Thunder to appear at the Fox World-renowned Irish supergroup Celtic Thunder performs "Mythology" live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Fall 2013 62-city North American Tour.  Tickets are $75, $65, $55 & $45. Tickets are available at the Fox Box Office, online at www.metrotix.com or by calling (314) 534-1111. Released February 19th of this year the 7th Celtic Thunder CD debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music Chart and is the group’s 5th consecutive release to debut at #1. Both CD and DVD continue to dominate the charts weeks after release. All six male soloists—twice named Billboard’s Top World Music Artist—Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan--perform both solo and ensemble numbers. They are known for performing an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from traditional Irish fare to international hits such as "The Boys are Back in Town" and "The Sound of Silence," as well as original compositions including “Voices� and “Hunter ’s Moon.� In addition to the six main vocalists, the tour will also feature strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more in the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band. 

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Shaw Nature Reserve plans events The 2,400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit is full of attractions to enjoy and explore on your own or with the family! The Reserve is located at the juncture of several major Midwestern habitats – from wetlands to prairie – resulting in a vast array of plant and animal life. This natural diversity provides an exceptional outdoor experience for students enjoying a wide array of classes, casual observers coming for an hour or families coming for public events. Advance registration is required for certain classes and fees vary by program; Missouri Botanical Garden members r e c e i v e a d i s c o u n t . Yo u c a n view a print-at-home catalog, browse a complete list of Shaw Nature Reserve classes online and register at www.mobot.org/ classes. For more information, call (314) 577-5140 or (636) 4513512. Classes and events include: July 12: Family Night Hike Adventure. Climb aboard t h e Wi l d e r n e s s Wa g o n a n d we’ll travel to the Trail House where the evening’s adventure begins! Participants will learn about animals that are active during dusk and hike down to the Meramec River gravel bar to explore and enjoy a campfire treat. Be prepared to hike up to 1.5 miles over uneven ground. For families with children over 8 years old. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Shaw Nature Reserve Visitor Center. $10. Advance registration required; www.mobot.org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of youth and family classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. mobot.org/classes. J u l y 2 0 : M o n t h l y Tr a i l F u n Run. Sign in at the Shaw Nature Reserve’s Visitor Center and pick up your map for your run. The distance will vary from three to 10 miles. Set your own pace and allow for stops and time to look, listen and converse. The distances for each monthly

run will be available the week prior on the Reserve’s Facebook p a g e a t w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / shawnaturereserve. After several visits you will have run most of the trails. Run starts at 8 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. $6. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; pay on arrival at the Visitor Center. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www. mobot.org/classes. July 27: Wildflower I d e n t i f i c a t i o n a n d E c o l o g y. This course will focus on identification, relationships and habitats of wildflowers and native grasses of the season. Beginners as well as serious students of wildflowers will increase their knowledge and appreciation of the rich floral diversity of the Nature Reserve’s woods, prairie and wetland. Come ready for moderate hiking with notebook in hand! 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. $20. Advance r e g i s t r a t i o n r e q u i r e d ; w w w. mobot.org/classes or (314) 5775140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www.mobot.org/classes. Aug. 1: Online registration is open for a variety of weekday, evening and weekend fall and winter classes for adults, youth and families at the Shaw Nature Reserve. View a print-at-home catalog and register online at www.mobot.org/classes or call (314) 577-5140. Aug. 10 and 11: Seeing Nature through the Lens with a Closeu p Vi e w. J o i n p r o f e s s i o n a l photographer Scott Avetta for this intermediate level weekend w o r k s h o p . We w i l l d i s c u s s finding and selecting subjects i n t h e f i e l d a n d e x p l o re t h e many possibilities for dramatic results. Learn to maximize your equipment and to utilize other

equipment options such as closeup rings, extension tubes, etc. 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. both days. Meet at the Visitor Center. $100. Advance registration required; www.mobot.org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n ’ s f a m i l y o f attractions, visit www.mobot. org/classes.

Route 66 Association of Missouri's 23rd Annual Motor Tour scheduled The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be "Rockin' to the Devil and Rollin to the Saints" on its 23rd Annual Motor Tour. This Years tour will be held September 6th 7th and 8th. The tour will start in Carthage, MO and will end at Orchard Park in St. Clair, MO. Tour registration begins on Friday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m. at the Econo Lodge, located at 1441 W. Central Ave. in Carthage, MO, where a block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers. Tour Goers can register on Friday night until 10:00 p.m. There will also be information on activities and things to do in Carthage available at registration. On Saturday, September 7, tour registration will resume at 8:00 a.m. at the Econo Lodge in Carthage, and the tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. (after the pre-tour meeting) from the Econo Lodge. On Saturday, tour goers will have the opportunity to make stops between Carthage and the midpoint destination outside Devil’s Elbow, MO. A Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. Among the places tour goers will be able to visit along the way will include Spencer, MO, Gay Parita, Halltown Mercantile, and the Greene County Museum. There will also be information about other suggested stops provided at

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registration. The Saturday night midpoint destination will be the Montis Inn, located at the intersection of CR Z (Route 66) and SR 28 just north of Devil’s Elbow. A block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers at the Montis Inn . Saturday night’s dinner will be held at the Waynesville City Park, where we will be able to enjoy the excellent Bar-B-Que prepared by Sweetwater BBQ. There will be a silent auction and information about Sunday provided at the dinner. On Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. nondenominational worship service, tour goers will proceed from the Montis Inn Eastward to St. Clair. Again, a Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. The tour will conclude with a lunch catered by Jim’s Country Catering, at Orchard Park just off Route 66 in St. Clair. Additional information on any planned stops or activities along the way will be made available at registration. For more information and/or to obtain a registration flyer, contact Debbie Rhew (573)-433-9812; dprhew@windstream.net, or Kip Welborn, 314-776-7385, rudkip@ sbcglobal.net, or visit our website (where you will be able to find a registration form you can download) at www.missouri66.org.

New exhibit to open at Schmidt Art Center You can introduce a little electric blue into your life, calm your spirit with Zen-inspired art and explore mixed media collages centered around identity and social construction this summer it the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Check out the works of Zeuxis,

Mark Travers and Erin Vigneau Dimick during the exhibition opening Friday, July 5 at The Schmidt. The exhibition’s opening reception, which provides an opportunity to speak with some of the artists, will be held Friday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and the exhibition, on display through Friday, Aug. 9, are free and open to the public. A collection of pieces created by area artists challenged to incorporate the color electric blue into contemporary still life paintings make up “Still, Blue.” An association of 25 diverse still life painters will have works on display. “Zen Garden” features a series of paintings focusing on the shape, color, texture and illusion of water bubbles on the surface of lily pads. Travers’ works focus on the importance of the planet’s water and implications of man-made environmental problems. Vigneau Dimick’s “Proof” is an exploration of identity and social construction through embroidery, vintage textiles and mathematical texts. A number of her mixed media collages will be on display. Budding high school-age artists can build their portfolios and confidence in art through two remaining summer intensive classes – Ceramics, July 8-31, and Illustration and Drawing, July 9-25. For class descriptions, class fee information and a registration form, visit swic.edu/sac/programs. Younger children can explore the artists within themselves through Creative Kids classes in July and August – Build Your Dream Home, Saturday, July 13; UnbeLEAFable Art, Saturday, July 27; and Create a Kaleidoscope Pot, Saturday, Aug. 3. The sessions are held from 12:301:30 p.m. Cost to participate is $5 per child. For descriptions, visit, swic.edu/sac/programs. Register no later than the Wednesday before each scheduled session. For for more information about current and upcoming exhibits, visit swic.edu/sac or call 618-222-5ART (5278).

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Religion Makeover set for Hollywood Temple to Stars LOS ANGELES (AP) — From its very beginnings, the imposing marble edifice with the glistening copper dome rising 100 feet above the edge of downtown Los Angeles has been a major Hollywood production. During the Golden Era, MGM co-founder Louis B. Mayer, along with fellow movie moguls Irving Thalberg, Carl Laemmle and the Warner brothers, helped bankroll the cavernous Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which debuted in 1929 as the cornerstone of the largest Jewish congregation west of Chicago. The Tinseltown synagogue became known as the "Temple to the Stars" and served as the featured set location for everything from A-list weddings to an episode of "Entourage." Now, in the grand tradition of long-running Hollywood franchises, LA's oldest synagogue is getting a $150 million reboot — just in time for summer release. In the coming weeks, the sanctuary's ornate front doors will open for the first time in nearly two years, allowing the public to see a restoration that includes newly repaired giant chandeliers and refurbished murals depicting the history of Judaism by the great film artist Hugo Ballin. "I've peeked in to see it, and it's inspiring

and sort of awesome," said prominent Los Angeles public relations executive Steve Sugerman, whose family connections to the congregation date back to its founding. After the planned sneak preview in midJune, religious services are to resume in time for High Holy Days in September. But that's just the beginning. By 2020, synagogue leaders plan to have overhauled the entire block of Wilshire Boulevard that the temple occupies, replacing a parking lot with schools, a public exhibition space and a social services center that will include a food pantry and medical, dental and other services that will be open to everyone in the multiethnic neighborhood. "We call it tikkun olam," says Rabbi Steven Z. Leder, citing the tenet of Judaism that directs its practitioners to make the world a better place. "We take this imperative to help improve and repair our world very seriously." When he became the congregation's senior pastor nine years ago, Leder and his board of directors quickly realized one of their first tasks in accomplishing that goal would be doing something about the aging temple. It may have been a Hollywood blockbuster when it opened three-quarters of a century

earlier, but it was beginning to fall apart. While the 4,000 pipe temple organ could still produce the music of angels, and the intricate stained-glass windows continued to send into the sanctuary an astounding array of colors that changed with the time of day, some other parts of the building had been made out of cheap studio back lot-quality materials. Like so many things in the movie business, parts of the building are not what they seem, said the temple's executive director, Howard Kaplan, as he led a recent tour through the building while restorers hammered and drilled away. "This is concrete molded with rubber so it will look like wood, and they painted it to look like wood. But it's not wood," he said of what restorers discovered when they began to renovate a hallway leading into the main sanctuary. The building's majestic copper dome, he noted, had originally been made out of tile — and apparently not very good tile, at that. It began to leak almost immediately and was replaced more than 70 years ago. Thus, the congregation might have abandoned the building, as Hollywood often does with old, worn-out movie sets.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple already had more modern satellite campuses in West Los Angeles and Malibu, and over the years the neighborhood just west of downtown had changed. Once it was part of the Mid-Wilshire District and home to the city's movers and shakers. Today, it's called Koreatown and is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city, made up not only of Koreans but also Latinos, Japanese, Filipinos and others, including many recently arrived immigrants. It was that diaspora, however, coupled with the building's historic Hollywood pedigree, that strengthened Leder's resolve to stay. The stunning Ballin murals had been commissioned by the Warner Bros. studio and presented to the temple the day it opened. The temple's longtime rabbi, Edgar Magnin, had presided over the funerals of comedy greats Jack Benny and George Jessel. Adam Sandler, Richard Belzer and others dropped by in later years to host comedy nights. And congregation member and Oscarwinner Aaron Sorkin even worked one of Leder's sermons into an episode of "The West Wing."

Religion briefs Pope confirms ‘gay lobby’ at work at Vatican VATICAN CITY (AP) — In private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group, Pope Francis lamented that a “gay lobby” was at work at the Vatican. It was an apparent reference to allegations in the Italian media that blackmail was taking place within the Vatican against high-ranking prelates who are gay. The Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious — the regional organization for priests and nuns of religious orders — confirmed Tuesday that its leaders had written a synthesis of Francis’ remarks after their June 6 audience. The group, known by its Spanish acronym CLAR, said it was greatly distressed that the document had been published and apologized to the pope. In the document, Francis is quoted as saying that while there were many holy people in the Vatican, there was also a current of corruption. “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there ... We need to see what we can do ...” the synthesis reads. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Tuesday the audience was private and that as a result he had nothing to say.

Proposed fee on nonprofits, including churches, draws fire

Parents to hear evidence in sons’ faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine is set to hear evidence against them on Wednesday in the death of a second child. Herbert and Catherine Schaible are

death. Defense lawyers say the Schaibles are good parents who don’t intend their children any harm.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Colorado ruling over abortion images

that bars abortion protesters from displaying graphic images of aborted fetuses in places where they might upset children. The Denver Post reports the court’s decision, announced Monday, means the lower court ruling stands. The case stems from a 2005 protest near an outdoor Palm Sunday service at Denver ’s Saint John’s Cathedral, an Episcopal church. Protesters who disagreed with the Episcopal church’s stance in favor of abortion rights shouted while displaying large images of aborted fetuses.

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Music calendar Thursday, June 27 RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Series - FatPocket, St. Louis Place Park, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Walter Trout w/Eric Sardinas, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Mike Dillon Band, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Yeasayer w/Reptar, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Middle Class Rut w/American Fangs, In-Transit, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. Bill Payne (Of Little Feat), The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line w/Jack Grelle & The Johnson Family, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Grafton's Music in the Park, Grove Memorial Park, Grafton, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Zigo w/Andy Hyland, Matt Whitney, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 28 Eckert's Summer Concert Fest Kevin Mitchell 4, Eckert's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series - Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. Soul Steel feat. Steve Scorfina, Supe Granda, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. US Air Guitar Qualifier, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. The Burning of Rome w/Rio Debut, River City Sound, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m. The Dig, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. T. Mixwell, Scrubfish w/Mister Mac, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. Josh Jennings Band w/The Faretheewells, Fred Friction, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Wild Feathers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 29 American Idol Live!, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Eckert's Summer Concert Fest Doug E. Rees, Eckert's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. Fivefold w/Something Heroic, The 45, SHOWBABY, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Say Anything w/Eisley, HRVRD, I The Mighty, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. Umbrella Blvd. w/Man Eating Tiger, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Pale Divine w/The Finns, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Rich Medina w/Nappy DJ Needles, The Demo, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. Josh Jennings Band, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Sturgill Simpson w/Butcher Holler, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Harman Bluegrass Family Band, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Hartford, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. American Idiot - Greenday Tribute, Skatch On The Rocks - Ska Band Tribute, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 New Kids on the Block, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Nude Beach w/Dad Jr., Animal Teeth, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Johnny B Rockin Fest w/AZ/DZ - A Tribute to AC/DC, Madman's

Diary - A Tribute to Ozzy, Pop's, Sauget, 5:00 p.m. Awolnation w/Atlas Genius, New Politics, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jesse Gannon CD Release Party, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. St. Louis Irish Arts Summer Concert, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, July 1 Matt Pond, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Open Mic Night, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3 Brave Combo, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster w / M a n E a t i n g Ti g e r, S c o u t ' s Honour, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Jon Dee Graham, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Listener w/Volcanoes, Stonechat, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Math The Band, Burrowss, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

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

Friday, July 12 The Love Experts w/The Educated Guess, Arthur & The Librarian, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Hurray For the Riff Raff, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Hillbenders & The Hatrick, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Soul Kiss, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Summer of Strange Tour feat. K r i z z K a l i k o , M a y d a y, S t e v i e Stone, Pop's, Sauget, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9 Gregory Alan Isakov w/Geoff Koch, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Blameshift, Screaming For Silence, Ten Story, Out Of Sequence, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 The Soil and the Sun w/Kellen & Me, Union Tree Review, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Brandi Carlile w/The Lone Bellow, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Eric Lindell and the Sunliners, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors

Saturday, July 13 it! w/Andy D, LiL iFFy, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Plush St.

Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. The Indi Rock Ice Cream Social feat. Elsinore w/Via Dove, Bear Hive, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Jim Jefferies, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Summer Juggalo Bash w/ABK, Te r ro r Tro o p a z , L o c a l K i n g s , Freaks R Us, POW, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14 J e t h r o Tu l l ' s I a n A n d e r s o n plays Thick As A Brick 1 & 2, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Paul Thorn, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4 RemiXT, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. S p o n g e C a k e a n d t h e F l u ff Ramblers w/Blue Fruit Snacks, Fool The Radar, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Grafton's Music in the Park, Grove Memorial Park, Grafton, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, July 5 Eckert's Summer Concert Fest Hudson & The Hoo Doo Cats, Eckert's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series - Dirty Muggs, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. Lizzie Weber CD Release w/ Rachel Brandt and Audri & Aaron, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Passafire, Stick Figure w/Tatanka, Tasi, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Grind - A Tribute to Alice in Chains, Pop's, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. Jake's Leg, Cicero's, St. Louis, 9:00 p.m. Blackfoot Gypsies w/The Gills, The Jag, Swayze, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 6 Eckert's Summer Concert Fest Melroys, Eckert's Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. TWISTA, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Ours w/Luna Arcade, Vaudeville, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Hung Like A Martyr, OATM, Ghost In The Machine, From Skies of Fire, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m. Pirate Signal w/LOGOS, The Glass Cavalry, Another White Suburbanite, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Old Salt Union, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. BrassKnuckle Boys, Hard Evidence, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 7 John Mayer: Born & Raised Tour 2013, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Marcia Ball, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Reverse Order, Red Letter Days, The Few, M.R. Smith, Cicero's, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

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Krall to appear at The Fox On April 2nd in Miami, Diana Krall kicked off the American leg of her current ‘Glad Rag Doll’ World Tour. "Glad Rag Doll" (Verve), released October 2, 2012, marks Krall's fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200. Happy to be back on U.S. soil following rave reviews across Europe and Canada, Diana is now

pleased to be adding still more U.S. dates, including a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Prices are $67.50, $57.50, $47.50 & $37.50 with a limited number of Gold Circle seats also available. Tickets are available at the Fox Box Office, online at www.metrotix.com or by calling (314) 534-1111. Krall will be accompanied on stage by Aram Bajakian (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle/guitars), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (keyboards). To learn more about Diana Krall and her ‘Glad Rag Doll’ World Tour, please visit www. vervemusicgroup.com/dianakrall.

Alabama will return to the Fox After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, country music's most famed group Alabama will embark on a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. T h e B a c k t o t h e B o w e r y To u r will stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, November 8th at 8 pm. Tickets a re o n s a l e a t w w w. m e t ro t i x . com, (314) 534-1111, or the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $52.50 and a limited number of VIP packages are also available.  "I'm s o excited to celeb rate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," says Alabama f r o n t m a n , R a n d y O w e n . " We s t i l l l o v e o n e a n o t h e r, h a v e played music together all these years, and are blessed to still b e a ro u n d . M o s t i m p o r t a n t l y, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year." albums, 43 n u m b e r o n e s i n g l e s a n d m o re than 73 million records in sales. T h e y h a v e re c e i v e d o v e r 1 5 0 industry awards, including eight honors for Entertainer of

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Straight No Chaser to appear at the Fox Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced details of their upcoming “Under The Influence North American Tour” which includes a one night only performance at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 15th at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and prices are $46.50, $40.50, $30.50. Tickets are available at the Fox Box Office, online at www.metrotix.com or by calling (314) 534-1111. The tour celebrates the upcoming release of the acclaimed a cappella g ro u p ’ s e a g e r l y a w a i t e d n e w album, “Under the Influence,” set to arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 7th. The album sees the acclaimed a cappella group reimagining a selection of their all time favorite

songs alongside many of the superstar artists and undisputed music icons that made them famous. Produced by Mark Kibble – a founding member of the legendary a cappella group Take 6 and one of Straight No Chaser ’s primary influences – the album includes unprecedented collaborations with some of popular music’s best and brightest – including Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Rob Thomas, Seal, and Jason Mraz – as Straight No Chaser put their distinctive and inimitable spin on songs known and loved the world over. “Under the Influence” is heralded by the new single, “I Want You Back” featuring Sara Bareilles. A companion video for the inventive take on the Jackson 5 classic – as well audio clips for an array of additional album tracks – are streaming now at the official Straight No Chaser YouTube channel, located at www. youtube.com/sncmusic. Fans can pre-order “Under the Influence” now in a variety of bundles featuring such exclusive extras as an SNC Tour Journal, a refrigerator magnet, and a limited edition 18”x24” screenprinted poster. As if that weren’t enough, the album is also being offered as a special Fan Edition, featuring six bonus tracks, an expanded booklet and deluxe packaging not available with the standard CD.

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The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 20th year, offering a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts! Pack a picnic supper and enjoy the beauty of the Garden grounds in summertime bloom as you listen to the grooves and rhythms of an eclectic rotation of artists from week to week. Concerts will be held Wednesday evenings, June 5 through August 7 at 7:30 p.m and are sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. For more information and a complete concertWhitaker Music Festival lineup, visit www.mobot. org/events/whitaker. This year’s artists include: July 3: Beth Bombara, one of the most prolific and talented singer/ songwriters in St. Louis, Bombara's music pleases fans and critics alike. Effortlessly combining indie rock, folk and Americana, she describes her style as, "If Lucinda Williams and Neil Young took a road trip." July 10: Victor & Penny, a Kansas City and Chicago born duo, singing music they call “antique pop” on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs. July 17: Montez Coleman & Willie Akins Project, Tenor saxophonist Willie Akins and drummer Montez Coleman team up to produce straitahead jazz. Akins has been treating St. Louis to his masterful sax tones for decades. He's worked with jazz greats Jack Haynes, Roy McDuff and McCoy Tyner. Coleman has toured internationally with the likes of Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis. Both men are St. Louis natives. July 24: Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes, are one of the most festive variety bands in St. Louis performing swingin’ hot jazz from the 1920's to the 50's. Their influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone and the Nat King Cole Trio - just to name a few. Be sure to wear your dancin' shoes... you're going to need them! July 31: Big George Brock, began blowing the harp when he was eight years old. Since then, he’s shared stage or studio with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lee Kizart, Albert King, Hubert Sumlin, Big Bad Smitty, Jimbo Mathus, Watermelon Slim, Steven Seagal and others. Aug. 7: The Scandaleros are a multi-genre band from St. Louis who deliver a unique brand of greasy bayou blues rock. Formed in 2009, the band’s members are fans of a wide variety of musical traditions. They collectively represent a wide range of styles, including Southern funk and guitar blues. Whitaker Music Festival Whitaker Music Festival concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn of the Cohen Amphitheater, just west of the Climatron® dome on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert series is the only time of year when picnicking is allowed on Garden grounds. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic

supper, baskets or coolers; no barbecue grills, fireworks, sparklers or pets. Picnic fare and bar items will be available for purchase on site. The Garden is a tobacco-free campus; smoking is not allowed anywhere, indoors or outside, and visitors will be asked to extinguish or discard tobacco items. Soliciting is not permitted. Wednesday evening admission is free after 5 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 p.m. on concert evenings, with free admission after 5 p.m. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. An additional concert entry site will be open on Tower Grove Avenue and Magnolia located on the south end of the Garden. For more information, visit www.mobot.org/events/whitaker or call the recorded hotline at (314) 577-5100. In the event of inclement weather, check the Garden’s website, Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/mobotnews) or Facebook page (www.facebook. com/missouribotanicalgarden) for immediate concert updates. The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity, and encourage vitality within the community.

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circuit, performing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Sigur Rós formed in 1994 in Reykjavik. The band is named after Birgisson’s little sister, Sigurrós, who was born at the same time the band was formed, according to the band’s website at www.sigur-ros.co.uk. The early line up included drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, who left the band in 1998. The band released their first album, “Von,” in 1997 and quickly followed that up with a remixed version titled“Von brigði” in 1998. But it was the band’s second fulllength album, “Ágætis byrjun” in 1999 that catapulted them to international fame. Critics and fans alike considered the album a masterpiece and Sigur Rós were soon signed to labels in both the U.K. and U.S. The band embarked on their first U.S. tour in the spring of 2001, with many of the dates selling out straight away. In 2002, fans eagerly anticipated the band’s follow up to “Ágætis byrjun.” This came in the form of the untitled album, ( ). In addition to the title, none of the tracks were named and all of the lyrics were sung in “Hopelandic.” Birgisson has previously explained in the press that Hopelandic or Vonlenska as it is known in Icelandic, is essentially a made up language composed of musical sounds rather than words. The band explains it this way on their website: “…it's rather a form of gibberish vocals that fits

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Sigur Rós to the music and acts as another instrument. Jónsi likens it with what singers sometimes do when they've decided on the melody but haven't written the lyrics yet. Many languages were considered to be used on ( ), including English, but they decided on Hopelandic.” The band’s fourth, fifth and sixth studio albums, “Takk,” “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust,” and “Valtari” were released in 2005, 2008 and 2012 respectively. Sigur Rós count a number of

A-list celebrities among their legions of fans worldwide. This includes Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Gillian Anderson, Jason Lee, Tommy Lee, Natalie Portman, David Bowie, Björk and Moby. And bands such as Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bush, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, No Doubt, Metallica and Coldplay have all either attended concerts or gone on record to express their appreciation of the band. Gwyneth Paltrow famously even talked

about listening to Sigur Rós during the birth of her and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple. For more information about Sigur Rós, visit sigur-ros.co.uk Tickets for Sigur Rós at the Fox Theatre are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit MetroTix.com, call (314) 534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office at 531 N. Grand Blvd. Ticket prices are $55, $39.50, and $29.50. Prices are subject to change; refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing.

Tuning in Drake to appear in St. Louis Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. The tour starts Wednesday, September 25th at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena and will feature Grammy Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and feature special guests including rapper Future. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go are on sale at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Drake will appear in St. Louis on Oct. 8 at the Scottrade Center. The tour announcement comes as buzz for Drake’s new album NOTHING WAS THE SAME continues to escalate since the release of the album’s first track “Started From The Bottom.” The hit single burned up the charts landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake has since released two more songs, “5AM in Toronto” and “Girls Love Beyonce,” directly to fans online OctobersVeryOwn.net.

Wildey to host Verdi's "Falstaff" SpectiCast is bringing Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, "Falstaff," to American cinemas for the first time with this production from the Opéra National de Paris. Directed by Dominique Pitoiset and conducted by Daniel Oren, this production features Ambrogio Maestri in the titular role of Sir John Falstaff with Artur Rucinski and Paolo Fanale. "Falstaff" will be presented at Edwardsville's Wildey Theatre at 3 p.m. on July 7. For ticket information visit www.wildeytheatre.com. Verdi waited forty years to compose a comic opera, "Falstaff," and by 1890 had retired from the stage twice – after Aida and then again after Otello. Fifty years earlier, his first opera buffa, Un giorno de regno, was a complete a flop, and his wife died

during its composition. The failure left him highly embittered. Some think that it was his desire to ward off the ill fortune that appeared in so many of his operas that made him take up his pen again, while others thought it may have been the looming shadow of Shakespeare. However, most believe that it was the libretto written by the talented Boito, inspired by Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor that helped the composer overcome his reluctance at composing a comic opera. Verdi was heard repeating, ““I am having fun…” while composing Falstaff. The eighty year-old composer worked leisurely and felt liberated from the rules. Arias, duets and ensembles merge together in the same musical movement, continuous and boisterous, making Falstaff an unsurpassed operatic comedy that, a century later, resonates with audiences around the world.

Bramblett to appear at the Wildey A jewel of Southern music, Randall Bramblett shines on his latest release, The Bright Spots, due out May 14 on New West Records. Fresh off the inclusion of one of his songs on Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-winning album Slipstream, he has put together a masterful recording soaked with the soulful feel that has defined his music and that of his Southern contemporaries like Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes. From Howlin’ Wolf to Ray Charles and “dark Motown” influences, sitar samples, gospel strains and even a snippet of water-splashing pygmies, The Bright Spots mixes diverse elements that dovetail into Randall’s finest album yet. Bramblett will appear at the Wildey Theatre in downtown Edwardsville at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Tickets are $15 each. For more information, visit http:// www.wildeytheatre.com. Although sometimes associated with the Southern rock scene built around the ’70s-’80s Capricorn label’s core, Randall has never identified with that sound. “Black music is what I grew up loving and the folk scene really hit me too,” he says. “So it’s a combination of Dylan and Ray Charles.”

Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics on these dozen ruminative, roots-based tunes. “Some of the words come from dreams. I do meditations in the morning and write in a journal,” he says. His lyrical strength is mixing unusual thematic concepts with dry humor. That helps explain the album’s upbeat title. “In almost every song there is darkness, yet some thread of humor. The irony of the bright spots is that there is a lot of hurt in these songs and there are the bright spots too. It’s pain and joy simultaneously. There are gifts of desperation.” That takes the form of the lowdown “Whatever That Is,” his most overtly blues composition, and the sing-along gospel of “Shine,” which sports an anthemic chorus different from anything Bramblett has previously written. “I’ve tried to push the boundaries, but we always follow the song and see what it needs. If the song doesn’t like something, it will tell you.” With five songs recorded in Nashville and seven more tracked with his longtime touring band on his home turf in Athens, GA, the multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, woodwinds) says his ninth studio release was the easiest and most organic to record. “It felt good and went quickly,” he explains. “It just fell together easily compared to my other records. We did not obsess about this one. A lot of it is live in the studio; we didn’t do a lot of takes or overdubs either.” Perhaps that’s because the songs come from the experiences accumulated during his extensive career, starting in the ’70s as a member of the jazzy Southern band Sea Level. Add to that a far-reaching resume of work with artists such as Steve Winwood (for 16 years), Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and Gov’t Mule, and the touchstones of Randall’s music emerge. “All these songs came from my life, just feeling that I’m getting a little older and trying to squeeze out a little more time or creativity before it’s too late.” Having a surfeit of original material to choose from, and highly creative, imaginative musicians in both Nashville and Athens to flesh out the tracks and mold them into bold, soulful statements also helped.

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"The Hangover Part III"

"Daring" isn't a word you would use very much to describe 2011's "The Hangover Part II," the disappointingly lazy, beatfor-beat rehash of the wild and wildly successful original "Hangover" from 2009. And yet, here we are with part three, which runs a different sort of risk by going to darker and more dangerous places than its predecessors. It dares to alienate the very audience that made "The Hangover" the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time because, well, it isn't exactly a comedy. Sure, there are some outrageous lines and sight gags, mostly courtesy of Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong, who function as central figures this time when, previously, a little bit of them went a long way. But director and co-writer Todd Phillips signals early and often that he's much more interested than ever before in exploring matters of real consequence rather than simply mining them for brash laughs. This time, Galifianakis' insufferable, inappropriate man-child Alan has gone off his meds and is out of control. His family and friends — including fellow "Wolfpack" members Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) — stage an intervention and offer to drive him to a treatment center in Arizona. Clearly, this won't be an innocuous trek through the desert. RATED: R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity. RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“The Internship”

There are really three movie stars headlining this movie: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Google. Actually, it’s a surprise Google doesn’t get top billing over the humans, so adoringly is the company displayed. But if you can get past this Mother of All Product Placements, you’ll likely find yourself chuckling a lot during Shawn Levy’s silly but warmhearted film, with a script by Vaughn and Jared Stern. Sure, it could be shorter, less predictable, more believable. But this is Vaughn and Wilson, and if their onscreen banter doesn’t quite live up to the 2005 “Wedding Crashers,” it’s still pretty darned funny. Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson), watch salesmen, lose their jobs, and implausibly apply for an unpaid internship at Google. Which they implausibly get. (Their job interview, via video chat, is one of the funniest scenes.) A stern supervisor (the terrific Aasif Mandvi) describes the “Hunger Games”-like contest ahead, with only the winning intern team attaining Google employment. (Perhaps because Google helped out with the film, it is never once questioned that this is the ultimate place to work — from the free food to the nap pods to the adult-sized slides.) Generation gap jokes abound. Vaughn’s Billy keeps saying “on the line” instead of “online” — really, if he knew enough about Google to apply there, wouldn’t he know the term “online”? Still, it’s amusing. Will Billy and Nick survive their trial-by-technology? Do we really need to ask? RATED: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language. RUNNING TIME: 119 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Much Ado About Nothing”

Joss Whedon’s bare-bones contemporary adaptation is the cinematic equivalent of Shakespeare in the parking lot — and proof, again, that it doesn’t take much doing to bring Shakespeare

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to life. Whedon shot his “Much Ado” at his Los Angeles home over just 12 days immediately after production for a slightly larger film he directed: “The Avengers.” It’s almost surely the only time the Bard has been performed with a suburban golf course in the background. The verbal duel of “Much Ado” pits the proud bachelor Benedick (Alexis Denisof) against the quicktongued Beatrice (Amy Acker), as they sling clever put-downs back and forth, even as they’re drawn together by their scheming friends. Most of the cast (including, memorably, Nathan Fillion as the bumbling Constable Dogberry and Clark Gregg as the governor Leonato) are long-time Whedonites, veterans from his TV shows (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and films. One would expect Whedon, given his knack for wordplay, to highlight the verbal joisting and really chew the play’s choice lines. But much of the acting doesn’t make the language pop (Denisof is particularly without snap) and the wan black-and-white photography bleaches the play of its snappiness. Acker gives a likable and lithe performance, even if its lacks the commanding presence Beatrice deserves. More effort, it feels, went into making the play feel natural than making it sing. This “Much Ado” (for which Whedon also composed the music) is best considered a charming dress rehearsal. RATED: PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use. RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and half stars out of four.

“The Bling Ring”

Given that the film currently ruling the box office is about Americans encouraged by their government to indulge their homicidal urges one night a year — we’re talking about “The Purge” — it’s tempting to hail the clueless young burglars in “The Bling Ring” as veritable humanitarians. After all, they’re not out to kill or even hurt anyone. All they want is your designer shoes, your cute tops, your Rolex watches, your cash. And if you’re not a hot young celebrity they’ll leave you alone anyway. Not that Sofia Coppola’s latest film, based on a true story, isn’t chilling. It is, and not only because it displays the soulless nature of our fame-obsessed youth culture. It’s also that Coppola doesn’t judge these kids. It’s intentional, but it makes the whole enterprise a little depressing. Coppola bases her movie on a 2010 Vanity Fair article about the socalled Bling Ring, a group of mostly 19-year-olds who stole some $3 million in jewelry and designer goods from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and others. It’s obvious that Coppola knows this milieu, what these kids wear and how they speak. Coppola has chosen newcomers for leads, and gives her most famous cast member, Emma Watson, a supporting role. She’s by far the most fun to watch. RATED: R for teen drug and alcohol use, and language including brief sexual references. RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Man of Steel”

It has been a black eye for Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the most iconic son of the comics has eluded its grasp like a bird or, if you will, a plane. New hopes of box-office riches and franchise serials rest on Zac Snyder ’s latest attempt to put Superman back into flight. But Snyder’s joyless film, leaden as if composed of the stuff of its hero’s metallic nickname, has nothing soaring about it. Flying men in capes is grave business in Snyder’s solemn Superman, an origin tale of the DC Comics hero that goes more than two hours before the slightest joke or smirk. This is not your Superman of red tights, phone booth changes, or fortresses of solitude, but one of Christ imagery, Krypton politics and spaceships. Beefy Brit Henry Cavill inherits the cape, with Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer serving

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as his Krypton parents, and Kevin Costner (back among the corn stalks) and Diane Lane as his earthly ones. When General Zod (Michael Shannon) comes to Earth, Clark Kent must embrace his previously hidden away powers. Snyder (“300”) doesn’t have the material or inclination to make his grim film as thought-provoking as “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan (a producer here). The gravity that cloaks this Superman is merely an en vogue costume. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. RUNNING TIME: 144 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“World War Z”

Might there be a real zombie apocalypse one day? The way zombies have invaded our pop culture the last several years, it’s maybe a bit less implausible than it once was. What IS increasingly quite plausible, alas, is a global pandemic, and “World War Z,” the long-awaited Brad Pitt thriller, cleverly melds that real-life threat into the more fanciful zombie premise. Talk about more bang for your buck: Once you’ve settled back into your seat after a good snarling zombie chase, there’s nothing like the thought of a SARS outbreak to get the blood racing again. Despite the much-discussed production delays and budget overruns, this movie, based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks (son of Mel), is pretty much what you’d want in a summer blockbuster: scary but not-too-gross zombies, a journey to exotic locales, a few excellent action scenes, and did we mention Pitt? As Gerry Lane, a former U.N. investigator called upon to save the planet, Pitt is a calm, intelligent presence amid the insanity. The most impressive scene is at the beginning, as the streets of Philadelphia are suddenly overrun by packs of wild, raging zombies. For an hour, the action is swift: North Korea, Israel, a harrowing plane crash. The final act takes place on a dramatically smaller scale, and at a slower pace. Oh, a reminder: Turn off those cellphones. After all, it’s not just your movie-going partner you’ll annoy here. Cellphones also happen to awaken zombies. Consider yourself warned. RATED: PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images. RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Monsters University”

Pixar’s prequel to 2001’s “Monster’s University” is neither a bold return to form nor another misfire following “Brave” and “Cars 2,” but a charming, colorful coming-of-age tale that would be a less qualified success for all but Pixar. The profusion of sequels is indeed dismaying for a studio that so frequently has prized originality. But this is nevertheless pleasant, amiably animated family entertainment. Our expert “scarers” to be — the wisecracking pipsqueak Mike Wazowski (the perfectly paired Billy Crystal) and the burly James B. Sullivan (John Goodman) — are college freshmen with high aspirations in Monster University’s prestigious Scare Program. Wazowski is a lime green ball of wide-eyed idealism, a bookworm oblivious to his total lack of fright-inducing menace. Sully is a naturally talented legacy, a lazy jock and son of a famous scarer. Director Dan Scanlon, a veteran Pixar storyboard artist, populates the collegiate life with rich detail and sly but not forced references. The film ultimately makes a surprisingly sharp lesson on the hard truths of limited talent: Giftedness remains a continuing Pixar theme. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


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This publicity image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien and Katie Chang in a scene from "The Bling Ring."

"The Bling Ring" – chilling and cold By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Everything’s relative. And so, given that the film currently ruling the box office is about Americans encouraged by their own government to indulge their homicidal urges one night a year — we’re talking about “The Purge” — it’s tempting to hail the clueless young burglars in “The Bling Ring,” by comparison, as veritable humanitarians. After all, they’re not out to kill or even hurt anyone. All they want is your designer shoes, your cute tops, your Rolex watches, jewelry, credit cards and cash. And unless you’re a fashionable young

Hollywood celebrity, they’ll probably leave you alone anyway, because you’re not cool enough to rip off. Not that Sofia Coppola’s latest film, based on a true story about a band of affluent, celebrity-obsessed teen burglars in suburban Los Angeles, isn’t chilling. It is, and not only because it displays the soulless nature of our fame-obsessed youth culture. It’s also the fact that Coppola doesn’t judge these kids. It’s an intentional choice, and perhaps an artful one, but it makes the whole enterprise a little depressing. You think, couldn’t we have had just a BIT of condemnation here? Coppola bases her movie on a 2010 Vanity Fair article about the so-called Bling Ring, a

group of mostly 19-year-olds who between October 2008 and August 2009 stole some $3 million in jewelry and designer goods (plus a semi-automatic handgun) from the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom and others. Besides these kids’ stunning lack of awareness that they were actually, like, committing crimes, and might actually, like, get caught, and go to, like, jail (which they eventually did), what’s stunning about the story is how easy the crimes were to commit. The burglars used sites like TMZ to determine whether celebs were away from home. Addresses were readily available, and Google Earth showed the gates and doors. And many people, it seems, leave doors open

— or as Hilton did, leave keys under the mat. The film unfolds almost like a documentary, with scene after scene of the burglaries, hewing close to the facts. It gets a little repetitive, and we see little real character development. On the plus side, it’s obvious that Coppola knows this milieu, what these kids wear and the way they speak. Friends are “homies” and “bitches,” and everything is “chill.” Unless it’s “sick.” As in, that fur vest is “so sick.” “I know, right?” Coppola has chosen newcomers for her leads: Israel Broussard as Marc, the new-kid-atschool who needs friends, and Katie Chang as Rebecca, a danger-loving hottie who lures him into crime (names have been changed.)

Two super films without superheroes By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge Since my last column, I took in four new films. That's a lot in one week, even for me. I enjoyed Man of Steel (with its impressive use of chronology to update the Superman timeline enjoyably) and "The Internship" (for depicting scheming, devoted friendship in a way that only Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn clearly can) very much. The other two films were more remarkable, for various reasons, and I'd like to share more about them with you. They both take on the comfort level of old friends visiting, but couldn't be more unalike if they tried. Based on the 2007 short film "Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse," "This is the End" is a feature that

hypothesizes what the end of days would look like if it happened on the same night as a party at James Franco's Hollywood Hills home. The comedy is essentially a mess of drugaddled, sex-fueled hedonism timed to the end of the world starring the combined casts of "Undeclared," "Freaks & Geeks," and most Judd Apatow films. It's a real treat. When Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel show up at their buddy's house for a romp, they're delighted to see a lot of old friends like Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Emma Watson and several annoying faces that they could do without - Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. Before too long, fires and earthquakes descend upon the area sending even more familiar faces like Mindy Kaling, Jason Segel, and Aziz Ansari into the depths of

eternity. The farce of seeing actors work barely disguised takes on their own personas plays well for the better part of the movie before it descends into a riff on other survival genre films like "Road Warrior." It's here where fantastic cameos by Channing Tatum and the Backstreet Boys really shine, but the funniest gag, I thought, were the scenes of our heroes fending off boredom by play-acting sequels to their films like "Your Highness" and "Pineapple Express." Rogen and codirector Evan Goldberg continue on their winning streak after previous hits like "Superbad" and the drastically underappreciated "50/50." "This is the End" runs 118 minutes and is rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence. I

give this film three stars out of four. •• • For a treat of another type, I would recommend the third in a series of films starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke and directed by Richard Linklater. After 1995's "Before Sunrise" and 2004's "Before Sunset," "Before Midnight" picks up with erstwhile lovers Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) vacationing in sunny Greece with their twin daughters (Jennifer and Charlotte Prior) and his son (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) from his earlier marriage. While spending time enjoying the scenery and the weather, Jesse uses the invitation of a renowned local philosopher (Walter Lassally) to develop ideas for his next novel, something that his partner hopes that won't this time feature her or the intimate level of detail that he's

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previously shared with the world about their (first) chance meeting and (later) re-encountering of one another. What makes this series of films so successful is how blissfully simple they are. After previously visiting Vienna and Paris, Jesse and Celine tackle the southern Mediterranean for the backdrop to their deep and meaningful conversations. Many of the cynical people I've discussed this movie with call it boring. It's essentially nothing more than three or four long scenes that are a great example of what one could consider Masters Course-level dialogue, but sometimes that's exactly enough. "Before Midnight" runs 120 minutes and is rated R for sexual content/nudity and language. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.

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The Arts 2013-14 season announced By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge

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ance St. Louis has announced its 2013-2014 season, which includes eight captivating, entertaining and versatile productions. The upcoming 48th season includes: PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons II, Shanghai Ballet in The Butterfly Lovers, Wizard of Oz by Ballet Memphis, Diavolo, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the 7th Annual Spring to Dance Festival 2014 and two co-presentations with Fox Theatre—Chicago and Evita. Season ticket packages are currently on sale and single tickets sales for certain shows will go on sale on September 3, 2013. Return to the razzle dazzle decadence of the 1920s with “Chicago,” which takes place September 20 through 22 at the Fox Theatre. This award-winning musical tells the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. “Chicago” opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996 and has become the longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history. With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, it is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including “Best Musical Revival” and the Grammy Award for “Best Musical Cast Recording.” Following its successful first

year, PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons II will return October 4 and 5 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Commissioned by Dance St. Louis, this production will bring four all new nationally renowned choreographers to St. Louis to collaborate with four local professional dance companies to create four world premieres. Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company performs new works by Uri Sands, former Alvin Ailey principal dancer and founder of Minneapolis-based TU Dance. The evocative, Washington D.C.based visionary Nejla Yatkin choreographs a piece for Leverage Dance Theater. The world-renowned Connecticut-based company of dancer-athletes, Pilobolus, collaborates with MADCO. And Emery LeCrone, the young, prolific rising star of the ballet world, works on a piece with Saint Louis Ballet. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical “Evita” comes to St. Louis Oct. 8 through 20 at the Fox Theatre. Directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, this new production of “Evita” tells the story of Eva Perón, who used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as first lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. “Evita” features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored." The arrival of spring brings with it the blossoming of young love and the tragedy of loss in the Shanghai Ballet’s production of “The Butterfly Lovers,” Nov. 8 and 9 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Company Director Xin Lili choreographed “The Butterfly Lovers,” which premiered in December 2001 at the Third

Shanghai International Art Festival. The production is based on the legend of a young woman, Zhu, who disguises herself as a man in order to gain entry to school. There, she falls in love with her schoolmate, Liang, but their love is not to be. Zhu is already betrothed to Ma, who kills Liang in a jealous rage. Grief-stricken, Zhu gives her own life in order to spend eternity with Liang. The two lovers are later reunited in the afterlife as a pair of butterflies. Follow Dorothy along the yellow brick road when the “Wizard of Oz” with Ballet Memphis comes to town January 24 through 26 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Scotland native Steven McMahon, choreographic associate with Ballet Memphis, choreographed this new adaptation of the family classic about Dorothy and her trio of friends on an adventure to the Emerald City. Ballet Memphis premiered the original production in 2007. Celebrated West Coast dance company Diavolo brings its gravitydefying troupe of dancers, athletes, gymnasts, martial artists, actors and stunt performers to St. Louis February 28 and March 1 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Diavolo uses dynamic and colossal set pieces such as skateboard ramps, a 15-foot staircase and an 18-foot aluminum and steel spinning wheel to push the boundaries of dance.  The prestigious and awardwinning Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to St. Louis’ Fox Theatre April 25 and 26. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958, the company is an icon of the dance world composed of elegant and athletic dancers who many consider to be trailblazers of concert dance. The company is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts in 2002 and has performed for an estimated 23 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents as well as millions more through television broadcasts. The season concludes with

Above, a scene from Ballet Memphis' production of "The Wizard of Oz." At left, "The Butterfly Lovers" by the Shanghai Ballet. At right, members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photos for The Edge.

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the 7th Annual Spring to Dance Festival, which takes place May 22 through 24 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. This Memorial Day Weekend tradition features a threenight dance extravaganza with 30 professional dance companies from across the country performing a variety of works from contemporary and classical to modern, tap and more. Tickets cost just $15 a night and with a different program each night, this is a great value event with something for everyone. If you can’t bring yourself to pick just one performance, then consider a season ticket package. Dance St. Louis season ticket holders receive

priority seating and a discount on package seats. All tickets are exchangeable and seats are eligible for renewal. They also have the opportunity to purchase additional single tickets at a 10-percent discount so friends and family can come any time throughout the season (some restrictions apply). For package prices and details, visit www.dancestlouis.org.  Season ticket packages are on sale now and are available at the Dance St. Louis box office at 3547 Olive St. in the Centene Center for Arts and Education in Grand Center, by calling (314) 534-6622, or by visiting dancestlouis.org.


The Arts Artistic adventures The Wiggles to appear in St. Louis After 21 years of entertaining children around the globe, The Wiggles will introduce three new cast members including the firstever female member, Emma Watkins as the Yellow Wiggle. Founding member Anthony Field, known as the Blue Wiggle, rounds out this vibrant group with Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle). The “Taking Off!” worldwide tour will crisscross North America, hitting over thirty-five major cities between August and October in support of their new album of the same name (available May 7th on Razor & Tie). The Taking Off! DVD is slated for release later this summer, and a new television series will debut on Sprout in the fall. For a complete list of tour dates please go to www. thewiggles.com. Always educational and entertaining, The Wiggles will be joined onstage by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus for an extra wiggly good time. This marks the first time that North American audiences will get to meet the new line-up and hear new music, as well as sing along to their favorite hits which are all incorporated into their live show. Taking Off! features 21 new feetstomping songs including the catchy soon-to-be favorite, “Do The Propeller!” as well as "Beep! Beep! Buckle Up!” "Emma (with the Bow in Her Hair)" and classics such as “Rock-A-Bye Your Bear” and “Get Ready to Wiggle.” The show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Ticket prices are: $78.50, $38.50, $25.50, $18.50 (includes facility fee) and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center or by phone 800745-3000 Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the show by visiting www.WiggleTime. com, The Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child’s p ro g re s s a n d h a v e a c c e s s t o p re m i u m p ro m o t i o n a l o ff e r s , contests, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/TheWiggles or become a fan of the group’s official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles.

an interpretive panel, which feature an illustration of the creature for which the plant is named.” The illustrations are original creations by Lewis and Clark Professor Emeritus Patrick Dailey. Black dragons, rosy cheeked angels and a flock of lamb are planted near the Bosque, just outside of the Hatheway Cultural Center. Yellow dragons and blackbirds have made a home in the terrace area outside of Hatheway, and ostriches and blue mice are growing in the planters on the upper level of Hatheway’s covered patio. Some of the wildest animals are located in The Grove in front of the McPike Math and Science Complex, where tigers, alligators, zebras, stingrays, f l a m i n g o s a n d e l e p h a n t s a re ready to welcome summer. Foxes, butterflies and snakes are also scattered throughout the gardens across campus. Each interpretive panel includes a QR code for visitors with smart phones to learn more about the plantings found in this special display. The gardens are open to the public daily for self-guided tours. Large groups seeking guided tours can contact the college’s Public Relations Department at (618) 468-3200 to set up a date and time to visit.

Kemper to feature Contemporary German art In Beijing (2010), German photographer Andreas Gursky depicts China’s famous “Bird’s Nest” stadium, a spectacular structure designed for the 2008 Olympics by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Yet to create the image, Gursky digitally combined multiple viewpoints, emphasizing the building’s complex beam structure but also distorting the viewer’s perspective and freeing the final work from its reference to the actual building.

Beginning in May, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will feature Beijing in Contemporary German Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition that highlights 16 large-scale works, all completed within the last 12 years by artists living and working in Germany. The exhibition complements the opening of a major expansion to the Saint Louis Art Museum, which will showcase its own holdings of postwar German art. Though all of these artists work within the context of a reunified d e m o c r a t i c G e r m a n y, n o n e overtly dwell on German history or national identity—nor do they demonstrate a shared visual style or singular medium, as did the socalled German neo-Expressionists in the 1980s. Rather, these artists strongly underscore their own artistic voices and individual concerns. Their artworks, similarities notwithstanding, are principally borne out of difference. Other artists explore the incorporation of the everyday into the realm of art. While Pernice challenges the ready-made as impromptu memorial, Genzken’s use of bits and pieces of the materials of daily life bestows otherwise anonymous sculptures with individuality. Von Bonin and Jensen both create objects made out of commonplace textiles, though their approaches differ: Jensen reworks the legacy of collage and found object artists such as Kurt Schwitters, while von Bonin provocatively employs stitching, dark humor and hermetic meaning to further complicate boundaries between popular culture and socalled high art. Contemporary German Art is curated by Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and chief curator. It will be on view from May 3 to Sept. 7, 2013. Contemporary German Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection will open with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, and will remain on view

Zoo offers eco-friendly works of art Visitors to the Saint Louis Zoo can purchase a range of environmentally friendly products hand-crafted by artisans in developing nations across the globe. Purchase of these products not only supports the Zoo’s conservation efforts, but it also helps eradicate poverty in developing countries. “These eco-friendly products help eliminate wastes by repurposing recycled materials, and they help empower artists in developing nations, who can now provide for their families thanks to our visitors’ purchases,” says Tommy Brown, Zoo Gift Shop Manager/Buyer. He also serves as Vice President of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Buyers Group, representing over 350 zoo and aquarium buyers worldwide. Conservation commerce sections of the Zoo’s Tree Top Shop in The Living World, and Safari Gift Shop at the South Entrance, offer a range of interesting items for the home, personal accessories, collectibles, art, jewelry and much more. • Metal sculptures in the shape of animals are made from wire recycled from snares once used to

kill animals. • Kenyan carvings are produced from sustainable, recycled materials that are harvested legally and in an ecologically friendly way.  • Elegant glass sun-catchers and figurines designed to capture nature’s marvels come from small studios in Ecuador. These and other glass pieces are made in part with recycled glass gathered in landfills to help protect children from broken glass as they hunt through these wastelands for aluminum and food scraps.     • Animal sculptures of rhinos, ostriches and giraffes are made by Indonesian and Kenyan artists using discarded plastic and soda cans.  • A u t o p a r t s a re t h e c o re component in hand-crafted Kenyan animal sculptures, with spark plugs and pieces of chain transformed into dragon flies, tarantulas and spiders. • Intricate puzzle boxes are decorated with carved owls, elephants and penguins—all made from furniture scraps.  • Carved marble turtles come from enterprising artisans in Ecuador. • Many handwoven baskets are from The Blessing Basket Project, dedicated to helping artisans around the world become more financially independent. • Accessories include elegant silk scarves and purses made from discarded saris in India; other bags are hand woven in Peru using natural plant fibers and chemicalfree dies. • Repurposed plastic bottles have been transformed into a zippered child’s purse, while other handbags are created from computer key boards and pop tops.  • Jewelry made from tagua nuts helps artists avoid using elephant ivory and rainforest wood for their creations.   The Zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free admission. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org.

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Sculpture Gardens open at LCCC A fanciful menagerie of colorful blossoms on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College will present a new feature for garden visitors this summer. The newly dedicated Monticello Sculpture Gardens on the college’s Godfrey campus will feature a “Menagerie in Bloom,” with a special selection of plantings in creature form scattered throughout the gardens. “Wi t h t h e g u i d a n c e o f o u r landscape architects Terra Design, we have chosen a variety of bedding plant favorites whose plant characteristics evoke the images of creatures in our animal kingdom, both real and imagined,” said Lewis and Clark President Dale Chapman. “The special plantings on display this summer are each signified with

through Sept. 7, 2013. Both the reception and the exhibition are free 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. The Museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information, call (314) 935-4523.

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Thursday, June 27 Shrek The Musical, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Insight Theatre Company presents 1776, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Kiss, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Champion, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Stages presents Disney's Cinderella, Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. Stages presents Always...Patsy Cline, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents The Wiz, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. The River Between Us - Indoor/Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs

through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. Virginia Campbell's Gowns Exhibit, The Campbell House Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through September 2. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science Exhibit, Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Runs through September 2. Mika Taanila: Tomorrow's New Dawn, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through August 11.

Friday, June 28 Shrek The Musical, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Insight Theatre Company presents 1776, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Friday Evening Tour, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis,

6:00 p.m. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: The Kiss, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Stages presents Disney's Cinderella, Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Stages presents Always...Patsy Cline, Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Black Rep presents The Wiz, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. LCCC Faculty Art Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 29. The River Between Us - Indoor/Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through August 25. The Doll Project: Public Displays of Healing, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 7. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15.

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Travel Counselor Trainees and Receptionist: Fast paced office environment looking for six individuals as well as a receptionist who are business minded, promotable and energetic people to professionally book travel. Full time hourly paid position with most holidays and weekends off. Get paid while you learn! Vacation time and holiday pay as well as travel perks and monthly bonuses included. Must have basic computer knowledge, good grammar and organizational skills, as well as experience in customer service. Preference given to recent veterans and bilingual individuals especially Spanish. No telemarketing involved.

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Houses For Rent

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New Listing!

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115 Clark, Collinsville Unique 2 bedroom, 1 story home on large lot, so much character to be found in this home that would be perfect for First-Time Homebuyers, Empty esters or Nice Investment Property! Enter into a foyer with storage that leads into the nice size eat in kitchen. 2 car detached garage. $86,000 MLS 4208549

634 Greenwood Place, Collinsville Nice fixer-upper! This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with enclosed front porch, that needs lots of TLC. House is being sold AS-IS, seller to make no repairs, no central air - 2 window units. $35,000 MLS 4208792

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COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY St. Mary Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL, seeks part time Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM) to oversee middle and high school youth ministries, Life Teen and EDGE. Qualifications: experience or participation in an active youth ministry program; degree or certification in youth ministry, theology, or related field; active, practicing Catholic in good standing in parish, diocese; committed to teachings of the Catholic Church. Submit resume and cover letter to: Tim Mislan, Youth Ministry Liaison St. Mary Catholic Church 1802 Madison Avenue Edwardsville, IL 62025

1702 CAMERON COURT, EDWARDSVILLE JUST REDUCED!! 4BR/4BA. 3 car garage. Oak doors & trim. Hot tub & composite deck. $359,000

Call Jim Reppell (618) 791-7663 www.HomesByReppell.com

EDWARDSVILLE - LUXURY 4 BEDROOM/4 BATH RANCH. Featuring 2 kitchens, stainless steel appliances, bamboo wood flooring, and your own outdoor oasis. $599,900

Phone: 618-656-4857 • Fax: 618-656-1715 Email: TimMislan@me.com

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5317 MILLENNIUM CT., EDWARDSVILLE 3 BEDROOM/3 BATH BRICK COMBO ON 3 ACRES. Hardwood floors, finished LL. Edwardsville Schools. $254,900 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 www.debbieb.remax.com

1920 SEXTANT, WORDEN LAKE LIVING IN HOLIDAY SHORES! 2BR/2BA plus 2 bonus rooms with closets. Nice yard with mature trees & 12x16 deck. Move-in ready! $127,900

CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 www.debbieb.remax.com

6180 ULLMAN, ALHAMBRA BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA HOME ON 10 ACRES! Featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, & oversized garage. Plus a pole building with EDWARDSVILLE - 13 ACRES WITH LAKE. electric. Edwardsville schools. $239,900 Edwardsville School District. CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787 www.debbieb.remax.com www.debbieb.remax.com

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1 BDRM Apartment, W/D hookup. Non-smoking, no pets. Water furnished. $585 per month plus deposit. 656-9204 or cell: 444-1004

2 BDR Townhome: quiet Glen Carbon area, Very Clean! All appliances includes washer and dryer. No pets. $695/month plus deposit. 314-378-0513.

1 bdrm apt. $450.00/mo. Also 2 bdrm all new $650/mo. NO PETS. Credit ck. 656-3407 no calls after 6:00 pm.

2 Bdrm, all new interior, Maryville. 1 level, water, sewer, trash incld. No pets, no smoking. Agent owned. $590/mo. Call & lve msge 618-977-7657.

1 Bedroom efficiency (single occupancy) washer/dryer. $400 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME monthly plus utilities and 608 Dewey, Edw. 1.5 Baths, AC, Dishwasher, W/D hookup, deposit. No pets. 288-5618. water/trash paid. $725/mth. 1 Bedroom loft apt & 1 bedroom Call 618-581-5154. duplex $590 month incls W/S/T. $590 deposit. W/D hookup. 2 BR apt., $575/mo. Maryville, Newly ALSO 2 bedroom house $1000 WST, stove, refrig. month $1000 deposit. You pay remodeled, off street parking. all utilities. Clean and well 10 minutes from SIUE. Now maintained. CREDIT CHECK. available 618-779-0430. No pets, no smoking on all. 2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: 656-8953 new kitchen, bathroom, win1 BR upstrs apt, downtwn Edw., dows and doors. Dishwasher, remodld. $525/mo. + dep., water w/d hook ups $695 incl wt/sw/tr incl.; 1 yr. lse. Refrnces. No 618/593-0173. pets. Avail now. 618-781-1487. 2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon QUAIL HOLLOW, w/d hook-ups $675 (618)346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com

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2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. pkng. $710 up to $745. 6926366. HSI Management Group

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent

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Excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Barber shop, retail or office Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 space, close to downtown on St. min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D Louis Street. 314-574-3858. hookup, ceiling fans, cable, free WiFi, sound walls, off-st. prkng. Office Space 2-3 bedroom apartments avail- Available Now! 2 & 3 bedSm pets OK, yr. lse. $790/mo. able in Glen Carbon rooms. Ask about our specials. 725 618/345-9610 lv AM/PM phone For Rent /Edwardsville area ranging from 692-9310 www.rentchp.com Large one bedroom apt $575. HWY 159-Maryville, 1200 SQ., $650-$1400. For more nformaDowntown Also SPACIOUS one bedroom tion: www.bbrproperties.com 5 offices, rec area. $900/mth HAMEL cottage, $700. Both no pets, (618)346-7878 2BR, 1 bath, one level units 2 BEDROOM non-smoking. References www.osbornproperties.com $595-$625 TOWNHOME required. 618-692-4144. Townhouse, 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, Office space for lease at IL 157 NEW CARPET, Move in Special patio units $665 and Center Grove Road, up to NEW APPLIANCES 1st Month 1/2 off All units well maintained, 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824 FRESH PAINT 2 BR, 1 Bath Glen Carbon w/d complete kitchens, w/d hookups meyerproperties.com W/D Hookups hook-ups, $655 (618)346-7878 1 YR lease, no pets. 977-7222 $600 www.osbornproperties.com

Collinsville/Maryville Glen Carbon/Troy 1 BEDROOM:

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$190,000 Edwardsville PR101218 BETSY BUTLER (618) 972-2225

Commercial Space For Rent 720

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Duplex 1 Car Garage $925 - $975 Rent 618-541-5831 or 618-558-5058

Edwardsville-Townhome, two bedrooms, sitting room, sunken living room w/vaulted ceiling & fireplace, modern kitchen, 1.5 baths, carport, deck, washer and dryer accessible—wooded lot—$900 per mo, call 6565858.

TROY, 2 Br Duplex Apt, Close to downtown $525/mo + Deposit 656-3256

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1.5 STORY on 4.56 acres.Many updates, barn, outbuildings, 3 acre fenced pasture! $185,000 Alhambra PR101219 DIANE BRANZ (618) 409-1776

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2 bdrm $450; w/d hookup; ALSO 2 brdm $450 W/T/S incld in rent for both, no pets: 1st + last months and security deposit. 618-780-3937.

Homes For Sale

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LAKE OF THE OZARKS, one bedroom condo, panoramic view of lake, furnished, boat and wave runner slip $85,000. 618-345-6697.

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SUN RIDGE ESTATES Just past Fruit Rd, Edwardsville 2+ Acre Lots Call for special prices 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934

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HALF ACRE LOT with mature trees! Finished lower level. Updates galore!

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SUPER STARTER HOME! 2 bedroom, 1 bath doll house in Glen Carbon. $95,000 Glen Carbon PR101215 DIANE BRANZ (618) 409-1776

7008 Alston Court, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

55 Eagle Court, Edwardsville $410,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899

13361 Trestle Road, Highland $299,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BRIAN GUTHRIE (618) 444-6191

CONGRATULATIONS OPEN HOUSE SUN, JUNE 30, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JUNE 30, 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JUNE 30, 2-4 PM OPEN HOUSE SUN, JUNE 30, 1-3 PM CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

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723 Crestview Drive, Wood River $298,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BARB YUST (618) 407-3238

101 Poplar Court, Edwardsville $285,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM TODD LINNEMEYER (618) 520-5516

4962 Smith Drive, Edwardsville $255,000 OPEN SUN. 2-4 PM CAROLYN KOESTER (618) 791-6712

21 Halleck Avenue, Edwardsville $148,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742

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618-655-4100 CONGRATULATIONS BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742 A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.

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BRAND NEW HARDWOOD in living room! Finished LL with wet bar. Inground pool! $245,000 Glen Carbon PR101136

ADORABLE 2 BEDROOM with studded attic waiting for someone to finish. Great location! $118,900 Edwardsville PR101000

LOCATED IN EBBETS FIELD 1.5 story, 5 bedrooms, 4 bath, screened porch, & finished LL. $469,900 Edwardsville PR100744

CAREFREE LIVING! 2 bedroom condo with covered deck, carport, swimming pool. $49,900 Highland PR101075

A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE has made this Associate a leader in the real estate market.

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CUSTOM LOG HOME on 15 +/- acres. Chef’s kitchen, finished walkout LL. Fenced pasture for horses. $410,000 Edwardsville PR100713

UNIQUE IN EVERY WAY 8’ window allows breathtaking view on private oversized lot. $320,000 Glen Carbon PR100717

DELIGHTFUL 2 STORY on cul-de-sac. Spacious great room, well planned kitchen & finsihed LL. $267,000 Edwardsville PR100765

ROOM FOR EVERYONE! 2 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, new carpet, & fresh paint on main level. $235,000 Edwardsville PR101008

GREAT FLOOR PLAN! Spacious family room, well planned kitchen, convenient location, agent interest. $229900 Troy PR100959

OUTSTANDING 3 bedroom, 3 bath, full brick ranch on 1 acre, 5 minutes from Edwardsville. $186,000 Edwardsville PR100993

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VA VA VOOM VILLA! 3 bedroom, 3 full baths, open floor plan, stainless appliances. $179,000 Edwardsville PR100350

LARGE BI-LEVEL in Troy has just received major updates and improvements! $174,900 Troy PR101003

LOCATED IN ESIC! 3 bedroom, fenced yard, access to bike trail, YMCA, schools & shopping. $164,000 Edwardsville PR9979

CHARMING BRICK RANCH in the heart of Edwardsville. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car carport. Immaculate condition. $114,900 Edwardsville PR101057

GREAT OPPORTUNITY at a great price! 3 bedroom, 1 bath, many updates. Edwardsville Schools. $64,500 Edwardsville PR100768

PRICED TO SELL! 2 bedroom in Edwardsville on wooded lot. $42,000 Edwardsville PR101119

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BROWN REALTORS

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

OPEN HOUSES

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Sharon Joiner 5420 Springfield, Edwardsville $449,000 Charming country home on 20 private acres!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Stan Pontius 7643 Jerusalem Road, Edwardsville $390,000 Picturesque. Acreage. Horse Barn. Pasture. Pond. 3BR/3BA.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Donna Hart 230 N. Kansas, Edwardsville $350,000 Historic Edwardsville Home with charm & character.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Shaffer 8925 Wheat Drive, Troy $299,900 1.5 story, 4BR/3BA home with 3 car garage.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Shaffer 8932 Wheat Drive, Troy $299,900 Private Back Yard! 4BR/4BA. 3 car garage.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Mike Rath 3445 Wilderness Dr., Edwardsville $285,000 Privated wooded backyard. Hardwood floors.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Mitchell 78 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon $280,000 Updated Villa. Main floor laundry. Near SIUE!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Carrie Brase 127 Colonial Drive, Hamel $179,900 Great 3BR/3BA. Finished basement.

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Open Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 Hosting Agent: Jen Faulkner 305 Glenwood Drive, Glen Carbon $179,900 Brick, 3BR, fenced, stainless, wood flooring.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Ingrid Moussalli 52 Stone Drive, Highland $164,000 .75 Acres 3BR/2.5 BA.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Paula Rickey 2475 Center Street, Granite City $68,900 Fabulous house at a fabulous price!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Donna Gayler 2840 Fortune Drive, Granite City $64,900 Corner lot. Quiet neighborhood. Fenced yard.

NEW LISTINGS

989 Prestonwood Dr., Edwardsville Gorgeous 2 Story! Finished LL. Extensive hardwood floors. $279,000

3114 Alexandria Dr., Glen Carbon Charming 1 story! 3BR/2BA. Look out lower level. $239,000

105 Sugar Oak Court, Edwardsville Fabulous 4BR/3BA priced right! $235,000

6839 Hampshire Court, Maryville Fabulous end unit townhouse on a cul-de-sac. $169,900

FEATURED

148 Chouteau Trace Pkwy, Granite City 4 bedroom, 2 bath! Over acre lot! $167,000

500 East Union, Edwardsville Beautiful 3BR/1BA recent remodel!!! $157,900

5117 Stacey, Granite City Beautiful 3BR/2BA Ranch on the water! $110,000

122 West Park Street, Edwardsville Convenient to downtown. 1BR/1BA. $89,900

2648 East 27th Street, Granite City Attractive. Immaculate. Brick. Bungalow. 2BR/1BA. $69,500

FEATURED LISTINGS

3813 N. Arbor Lake Drive, Edw. Stunning 5BR/5BA Executive Home in Arbor Lakes! $570,000

353 Johnson Road, Shiloh 28 acre lake, 2SF homes, wooded private! $500,000

45 Sunset Hills Dr., Edwardsville Better than new gorgeous 4BR/3BA home! $415,000

15 Fairway Drive, Edwardsville Modern amenities with classic details & charm! $340,000

5876 Saint James, Edwardsville Acreage wooded ranch, 3BR/3BA $269,000

1028 St. Louis Street, Edw. Fabulous 3BR/3BA home on historic St. Louis Street. $269,000

687 Boulevard de Cannes, Edw. Love lake living? Love this! 3BR, 3BA. $260,000

439 Country Club View, Edw. Spacious move in ready condo. Great location. $249,900

2003 Hillcreek Road, Collinsville Beautiful, brightly lit 3BR/3BA tri-level. $229,000

3021 Wye Oak Drive, Belleville 4BR/4BA 2 story on lake. Finished lower level. $209,900

305 Washington, Hamburg Original school house updated to 3BR home. $200,000

225 E. Pearl, Staunton Updated Victorian 3BR/2BA, open staircase, large yard! $144,900

3 West Beacon Hill, Fairview Hgts. Ranch home on a lake! $142,500

150 S. Kingdom St., Bethalto Spacious 4BR/2BA home, move-in ready! $139,000

2259 Woodlawn, Granite City 2BR full brick on tree lined street. $99,900

Lots & Acreage

2137 Cleveland, Granite City Single family with income potential! $35,000

1221 Central, Alton Great potential in spacious 2 story. $19,900

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3801 Nameoki Road #1, Granite City This 18,450 SF space is ready for lease with an open area, an office, storage rooms, 3 overhead doors & fenced outside area. $7687/ month net

441 E. Vandalia Street, Edwardsville 1600 SF of retail space with on-site parking and full basement. $215,000

1926 Edwardsville Club Plaza, Edw. All brick construction. Glass vestibule unfinished office space. Lease w/tenant build out available. $395,000

xxxx Shawnee Road, Greenville 5 acres with commercial building, woods & pond! $150,000 Route 109, Parcel 4, Jerseyville Great location with development potential! $150,000 xxx Main Street, Glen Carbon Excellent location. Close to I-270 & I-255. $124,900

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2741 Rt. 66 Business Park, Edw. Prime commercial lot off of I-270. 0.78 acres. $180,000

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

xxx Wesley Dr., Lots 1-18, Wood River 8 commercial parcels, must just over an acre near Rt. 111. Starting at $420,000

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Lot 11 Commerce Dr., Jerseyville Very nice commercial site in a convenient location! $69,900 Sandpiper Lane, Grafton Very nice river view 1/2 acre lot. $49,900 6923 Middlegate Ln., Glen Carbon This is a great flat lot! Quiet setting. $49,900

Vaughn Road @I-255, East Alton 5.28 Acres - Visible plateau alongside I-255. Great location for hotel, etc. Located in the TIF district. $1,500,000

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