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"American Idol" The insanity stops in St. Louis.

4 Tour de Donut

Staunton to host annual event July 9.

7 Jersey County Fair Good, old-fashion fun.

10 "Cars 2"

Just stick with the original.

15 "The Little Mermaid"

Disney classic coming to the Muny stage.

16 Summer at The Sheldon Minchin, King take the spotlight in July.

20 Don't be afraid

Good sushi abounds in Edwardsville.




What’s Happening Thursday Saturday _____________ July 7 July 9_____________ • Pretty Little Empire, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • Gatweay Grizzlies vs. Lake Erie, GSC Ballpark, Sauget, Ill, 7:05 p.m. • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

• Matisyahu with Murder City Players, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • The Indie Rock Ice Cream Social with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Breaks, Bear Hive, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. • The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.

Friday Sunday July 8_____________ July 10____________ • The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Push the Limit, The St. Louis Zoo, 5 to 8 p.m. • Let Them Eat Art, Historic Downtown Maplewood, 6 to 11 p.m. • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. • In Tall Buildings with Durango, The Firebird, St. Louis, 9:00 p.m.

• The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.

Monday July 11____________ • Gateway to the Stars Program: Astronomy Theme, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, 8 to 10 p.m. • Chris Webby with The Gaze, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

• Cafe Flora Brunch, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • SlumberCity for Girl Scouts, City Museum, St. Louis, 6 p.m. • Devon Allman’s Honeytribe with Guitars on Fire- A Tribute to Lynard Skynyrd, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Liturgy with Dope Body, Black Fast, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

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The day "Idol" came to town More than 10,000 turn out for St. Louis auditions By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


s the sun rose over the Arch and before most St. Louis residents had even had their first cup of coffee, thousands of young people were waiting eagerly for the chance to make their dreams come true as the nation’s next American Idol. The cool morning air came as a blessed relief for the crowd of more than 10,000 lining the street outside the Scottrade Center downtown at the Fox "American Idol" Season 11 auditions. St. Louis was the first stop on a tour around the United States that will see young entertainers vie for their chance to make it big and score their own recording contract. St. Louis has a good track record with "American Idol." After all, it was only a few years ago that a young girl named Carrie Underwood stood in this massive line of people hoping for her chance to sing for the judges during Season 4 of the show. And we all know how that story ended. So do these kids. That’s why they’re here. Dressed in eye-catching costumes, holding up signs and rehearsing their songs over and over again as they wait. Many have been in line since the

night before. Others drove through the night to get here. The excitement and nervousness in the atmosphere is palpable. Nearby, parents sit on the steps of the court building chatting companionably or reading the newspaper. Many are as excited and eager as their children. Rolla Sawyer, a 15-year-old from Albion, Ill., has been waiting since 4:30 a.m. His grandparents drove more than two hours to get him here in time. “I’m excited. It’s pretty crazy,” said Rolla. “I’ve always wanted to do it.” “He’s like a walking iPod,” said his grandmother, Marcy Sawyer, proudly. Is he nervous? “I’m pretty confidant, but yeah, there’s a nervous factor. I think I’m just going to take it as it comes,” said Sawyer. Further up the line is first-timer Chris Tessmer, 22, from Iron Ranch, Minn. Dressed in a black shirt and tie, fedora hat and black shades (courtesy of Fox reps dolling out freebies to keep the crowd - and the sponsors) he more than resembles a young John Belushi in Blues Brothers mode. “I camped in a KOA in a tent. It rained for seven hours. The crickets were loud as hell,” he said cheerfully. “I come from a town of 500. I haven’t slept for 20 hours now.

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"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is surrounded by fans at the St. Louis audition. I feel amazing.” Tessmer happily strums his guitar and cracks jokes with his companions. If it weren’t for the fact that the majority of young hopefuls here will go home disappointed, it would be easy to mistake this group for a crowd at a typical summer music festival. Tessmer’s friends, Holly Ogle, 19, and Heather King, 23, both from Arnold, Mo. and Justin Espey, 23, from Barnhart, Mo., said the crowd is small in comparison to other "American Idol" auditions they’ve been to. “There’s not as many people as

there was in Wisconsin last year,” said Ogle, who is auditioning for the third time. She said last year’s audition in Kansas City was huge in comparison. Nevertheless, it’s still a big crowd. It’s surreal to see so many happy and excited people milling around this one street downtown when a block away the streets are completely deserted. Not even Starbucks is open yet. Slowly the light begins to brighten and the crowd swells a bit bigger as latecomers hurry across the street to join the back of the line. American

Idol staff keep the crowd in good spirits with cheers and Frisbees. A show producer trying to get a couple of TV spots on film tells the crowd to put their camera phones away. “Because it just looks weird on TV,” he said. Local TV news crews are busy shooting crowd footage and coaxing contestants into singing. Lucky Ayron Plummer, 20, of Columbia, Mo., was one of the few to get plucked from the line of thousands to sing live on air for the morning news. See "IDOL" on Page 6

On the street Who is your favorite "American Idol" contestant?

Jessica Stanley, Brighton

Karley Blasa, Jerseyville

“Carry Underwood”

“I don’t watch the show.”

Diana Taylor, Holiday Shores “Carrie Underwood, because she was down to earth, a great success and in it for the right reasons.”

Myles Taylor, Holiday Shores

Dillon Keefe, Troy

“Lee DeWyze. I thought he was a good singer.”

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“Casey Abrams. I love the bluesy quality he had.”

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The Tour de Donut 23rd annual event scheduled July 9 in Staunton By SARA HALL For The Edge


ow many people would want to participate in a 32 mile bike riding race in the sweltering heat of July? Now how about if you add multiple donut stops along the route where participants shovel in as many sugary goodies as they can without getting sick (people have been known to soak their donuts in water to make it easier for them to consume as many as possible), to reduce their race time?

So far, a total of 1,050 people have registered to participate in in this glutton-for-pain bicycle race known as Staunton’s Tour de Donut, scheduled July 9. The Tour de Donut, Staunton’s own version of the Tour de France that usually coincides with the actual race, has brought participants from every state in the U.S., as well as other countries as well.

The first race was held in 1989 with approximetly 25 riders. Now in its 23rd year, the race has since grown tremendously, with last years’ race bringing in a total of 1, 263 participants. The Tour has now been emulated in states from all over the country, including Ohio, Michigan, Utah and Texas. Cara Dexheimer, a fourth year coordinator for the Tour on the Staunton side and member of Staunton’s Chamber of Commerce, said she works with the people in Staunton to help coordinate the race. She explained how this year’s route, which includes both flat and hilly terrain, will work. “The route goes through Staunton and Prarietown, then to the backside of Holiday Shores,” she said. “It then goes to Worden and back to Staunton,” Sign-in begins at 7 a.m., and the race will kick off at 9 a.m. The starting line will be at the Staunton City Park at thte corner of East Pennsylvania and Ash Street. The race will begin in a mass start led by the Staunton Police. After that, racers will disperse and go at their own speeds. Dexheimer said participants will be timed until noon, but

many racers finish earlier. “The fast people will be done in like an hour,” she said. Each racer must make stop at the designated areas to fuel up on liquids, but donut consumption is not required. For those that do wish to eat donuts, Dexheimer says 6,000 donuts have been ordered. For each donut that a participant consumes, five minutes will be deducted from the riders’ times. Dexheimer said the officials are trying out a new way to keep track of each rider’s time. “We’re going to chip time everybody this year,” she said. “Each racer will get a racing chip to put in his or her helmet.” Dexheimer said the officials expect this method to be much faster and more efficient. “Before, we recorded the results by hand and it took a while,” she said. The race is divided into multiple categories, which include under 16, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over and tandum bikes. The categories are also divided into men and women, as well as actual time and adjusted donut time. Medals are awarded for the best elapased

time, adjusted time, and most donuts eaten. Door/attendance prizes and grand prizes are also awarded. First, second and third place medals will be awarded for each age category. Cash prizes will be awarded for most donuts eaten in the men and women categories. The awards ceremony for the race will take place at 12:30 p.m. Staunton’s annual Rib Cookoff on Main Street will follow the race starting at 10 a.m. Registration for single bike riders is $35, and tandem bike riders is $40. Online registration closes on Friday, July 8 at noon. Participants must be 13 to ride without an adult. Every rider is required to wear a helmet for the event. Free camping is available for all participants at the start line park in Staunton on Friday night. Those interested in volunteering for the race should contact Staunton’s Sullivan’s Drug Store at 618-635-2595. For more information about the Tour de Donut or to register for the event, visit

Two views of previous Tour de Donuts. Photos for The Edge.


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People People planner MoBOT spotlights St. Louis architecture The Missouri Botanical Garden presents a photographic exhibition documenting many of St. Louis’s most architecturally i m p r e s s i v e s t r u c t u r e s . Vi e w “ A m e r i c a n C i t y : S t .  L o u i s Architecture” on display Friday, June 10 through Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9  a.m. to 5  p.m. daily in t h e G a rd e n ’ s R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r Center. The exhibit is included with Garden admission. “ A m e r i c a n C i t y : S t .  L o u i s Architecture” features over 70 large-scale color images by award-winner architectural photographer William Zbaren, including the iconic Linnean House conservatory and Museum Building at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The images are from the new architectural monograph, “ A m e r i c a n C i t y : S t .  L o u i s A rc h i t e c t u re : T h re e C e n t u r i e s of Classic Design,” by Zbaren and architectural writer Robert Sharoff. The book – the first new monograph on the city since the 1920s – depicts 50 of the city’s most architecturally significant s t ru c t u re s a n d i s a v a i l a b l e a t the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Gate Shop. “This is a show about St. Louis’ architectural crown jewels,” said Zbaren. “It’s about the sheer power and beauty of some of the most glorious architecture in the United States. The show is for everyone who loves St. Louis and wants to k n o w m o re a b o u t i t s m a n y stunning buildings.” “The show establishes S t .  L o u i s a s o n e o f t h e m o s t architecturally impressive cities in the country,” added Sharoff. The exhibition will open on Friday, June 10 with a cocktail reception in the upper level of t h e G a rd e n ’ s R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r f r o m 5 t o 7 : 3 0  p . m . A book signing from 5 to 6 p. m. will be followed by brief remarks. The opening reception is free and open to the public. A public book signing is also scheduled for Saturday, June 11 f ro m 11  a . m . t o 1  p . m . i n t h e Garden Gate Shop. The exhibition is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free a d m i s s i o n o n We d n e s d a y a n d S a t u rd a y m o r n i n g s u n t i l noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & S o u t h e x i t . F re e p a r k i n g i s available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, v i s i t w w w. m o b o t . o r g  o r c a l l ( 3 1 4 )  5 7 7 ‑ 5 1 0 0 ( t o l l - f r e e , 1‑800‑642‑8842). Members get more. More than 37,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free admission for two adults and all children, plus exclusive invitations

and discounts. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at membership.

McKendree to host Bike Chase Ride “The Great McKendree Bike Chase,” an 18-mile bicycle race through the streets of Lebanon, hosted by McKendree University on July 23.

The route will start at the fountain on campus and make six three-mile laps through the n e i g h b o rh o o d s a n d b u s i n e s s district of quaint Lebanon, as well as the Leemon Athletic Field track on campus, where it ends. It features the challenge of highspeed straightaways, tight turns, a segment of brick road, a single-file sidewalk, and the track surface.  All levels of riding ability and any bicycle type--cruiser, hybrid, road bike, mountain or the Huffy from your basement—are welcome at this non-U.S. Cycling Federation

(USCF) event. All participants must wear a serviceable helmet to participate. “We’ve designed the ‘Great McKendree Bike Chase’ to be a fun event and we welcome riders of ALL levels of cycling expertise,” said Kim Smallheer, assistant director of athletics and the Chase organizer. ”You can lead the group and hammer the Chase in under an hour or take your time and count how many riders you pass (or who pass you) in the two hours that the course will be open.”  Start time is 8 a.m., with a

safety briefing at 7:40 a.m. The $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt and post-chase refreshments while they last. An additional $5 will be charged to those who sign up on race day. Register in person on campus at the Intramural Gym located in the Melvin Price Convocation Center, download the registration form at or register online (for a small fee) at “”  Mailed entries must be postmarked by July 19.  For more information, call 618537-6420 or 618-537-6941 or visit

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People People planner Highland issues call for artists

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 and on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Highland Arts Council is celebrating world-class art in the hometown atmosphere with its eighth annual Art in the Park. The two-day juried exhibit and sale of works by over 70 professional artists will be held October 7-9 in Lindendale Park in Highland.  This October the Highland Arts Council is welcoming artists in the following categories: clay, drawing/pastels, fabric and fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, mixed media, oils/acrylics, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.  The Council presents a cash award for first place in each of the 12 categories, as well as four special awards presenting winners with juried prize money.  Artists must offer original work, displayed on screens, panels or easels.  Artists are required to be present with their work during all festival hours, including the Friday night reception.  All exhibition requirements, additional information and a downloadable application form are available on the Highland Arts Council website (http://www.highlandartscouncil. org).  Submissions for application and materials are due June 15.  Art in the Park is free and open to the public.  Artwork will be exhibited and offered for sale in outdoor booths

Alice visits The Magic House Beginning Friday, May 27, visitors of The Magic House can experience their own adventure in Wonderland w i t h A l i c e ’ s Wo n d e r l a n d , a n interactive traveling exhibit created b y t h e C h i l d re n ’ s D i s c o v e r y Museum of San Jose. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibit gets children curiouser and curiouser about subjects like math and science as they encounter 2,500 square feet of hands-on experiences, meet favorite characters from the book and relive some of Alice’s most extraordinary adventures. Like Alice, visitors of the exhibit take a trip down the rabbit hole and “fall” into a world filled with wonder and curiosities. Children can explore shadows in the Pool of Tears, experience optical illusions in the Hall of Doors, learn about animation at a Caucus Race, serve up fractions at a Mad Tea Party, manipulate time with a Crazy Clock, discover camouflage in the Mushroom Forest, play a game of Crazy Croquet with the Queen of Hearts and much more. Alice’s Wonderland is free with museum admission. This wonderful

exhibit will have Magic House visitors grinning like the Cheshire Cat from May 27 through November 6. The Magic House is a not-forp ro f i t p a r t i c i p a t o r y m u s e u m that provides hands-on learning experiences for children and families that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of

problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. Regular museum admission is $8.75 per person. Children under the age of one are free. The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, one mile north of Highway 44 in historic downtown Kirkwood, Missouri. Summer hours

are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Parking is always free at The Magic House. For more information, please call (314) 822-8900 or visit The Magic House online at www.magichouse. org.

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The "American Idol" crowd gathers in downtown St. Louis.


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“Yeah!” he yelled. “It’s exhilarating. This is awesome!” Plummer said afterwards that he still couldn’t quite believe his luck – and the auditions hadn’t even started yet. He’s been in line since 4:45 a.m. Previously, he auditioned for "America’s Got Talent." “I’m vibrating at the moment,” he said. Plummer said he brought his God-family with him for moral support. The biggest cheers of the morning went to "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. “I’ve grown so much with this show. It’s been fun to see it grow. Now, it’s a little bit of everything,” said Seacrest. Seacrest said the judges – more than 20 "American Idol" producers rather than Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez – will be looking for what Carrie


Underwood and Scotty McCreery had, but not necessarily in the same way. “I think the beauty of this show is that we don’t know what we might find.” According to Seacrest, who attends all of the auditions, St. Louis is a great first stop to kick off the show. “It really sets the tone,” he said. As for Rolla Sawyer, Chris Tessmer and Ayron Plummer, whether this is just the start or the end of their dream, one thing is for certain, it’s a morning they will definitely never forget.

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An old-fashion country fair Nine days of fun scheduled in Jerseyville By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


et ready for some serious action as the 142nd annual Jersey County Fair rolls into Jerseyville with a jam-packed line-up of exciting events including tractor pulls, pig races and a smashing demolition derby. Fairgoers can reach for the stars with this year’s star-studded fair lineup. For nine days straight, tractors will be roaring, carnival lights will be glowing and food stands will be tempting as families across the area descend on the fair for two weeks of fun. The fair kicks off Saturday, July 9 and continues through Sunday, July 17 at the Jersey County Fairgrounds on U.S. 67, north of Jerseyville. New this year, Freestyle Motocross has been added to the grandstand fanfare, leading the way for more great entertainment, including the Hall Brothers Monster Trucks, return of NTPA Grand National Pulling Circuit and the ever-popular Demolition Derby. Every year, the fair grows with new exciting events and this year is no exception. The addition of the high flying acrobatics of the extreme Freestyle Motocross Jump FMX series will see the nation’s elite facing-off in a jump-off competition at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 in the grandstands. Andrea Ringhausen, parade organizer and wife of Phil Ringhausen, president of the Jersey

County Fair Board, has worked in the fair office for the past 10 years and organized the parade for the last four. She said adding the new motocross event will, hopefully, make this year’s fair even bigger and attract new people, as well as the regular attendees. “In previous years we always had the bull riding event on Thursday, but we thought it might be nice to switch things up this year with the motocross,” said Ringhausen. “We try to make it a family fair. We want all ages to come out and enjoy themselves.” Monster trucks will take centerstage on the fairgrounds this year on Thursday July 14 and Friday, July 15, when the Hall Brothers Racing Team presents Ramunition and Raminator. The awardwinning racing team will display its trucks for free from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Following the grandstand events both nights, the monster trucks will enter the track for a car crush. Taking center stage for the seventh straight year, the National Tractor Pullers Association will be revving up the crowds at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. This year’s pull will feature three classes: 4WD Trucks, Super Farm Tractors and Super Stock Open Tractors. Stick around after the NTPA pull for three more local classes. They include: 12,000 lb. Open Farm Stock, 15,000 lb. Farm Stock and 21,000 lb. Farm Stock. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Families and friends will line State Street to watch the Jersey

County Fair Parade at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. This year’s parade grand marshals will lead the way down State Street as participants express this year’s “Reach for the Stars” theme. According to Ringhausen, the parade – always a favorite part of the fair – has been happening annually for more than 50 years rain or shine. “You never know what Mother Nature will do to us. Not too many times has it been rained out,” she said. “In the last 13 years, we’ve only had to cancel the parade twice.” Following the parade, local talent will try their best to impress judges and grandstand audiences during the annual Fair Talent Competition beginning at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Contestants will compete for the junior and senior division titles. Winners will compete in the state competition. New fair queens will be crowned during the 51st Jersey County Queen Pageant at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Grandstand tickets for the talent competition and Queen Pageant cost $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger. Track seats cost $6. Illinois Tractor Pullers Association (ITPA) and local truck drivers will rev-up fans from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Classes

will include 8,000 lb. Pro Stock Diesel Trucks; 5,500 lb. Classic Tractors; 1,800 lb. Mini Rods; and 9,500 lb. Limited Pro Stock. Following the ITPA, the locals will be ready to entertain as they pull in the following four classes: 4WD Stock Truck Pull, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Open Stock Diesel 4WD Trucks and Open Street Stock Gas 4WD Trucks. Grandstand and infield tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Finally, the dirt will be flying on Sunday, July 17, 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 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 cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Throughout the week, other exciting events will be held. Harness races will take the track on at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Children can explore fun rides during all-night carnival rides, from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17. Armbands for all-night rides cost $20 each. A free petting zoo will offer up-close animal experiences from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Local farmers and young exhibitors will continue the fair ’s traditional livestock show. Events include: the Rabbit Show

at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, the 4-H Livestock Show at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, the Sheep Show at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, the Beef Show at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, the Section 15 Vo-Ag Fair at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, the Swine Show at 8 a.m. and the Dairy Show 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 and finally, the Goat Show at 9 a.m. and the Western Horse Show at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. Ringhausen said the youth events are a source of particular pride for fair organizers, who work hard to ensure the fair remains a great family activity. “I think a lot of people don’t realize how involved we are with the Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club. These are free events to come to. It’s just really nice to see the young people out there with their animals,” she said. General gate admission is $2 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Grandstand event pricing varies. Gates open Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. An ATM will be available on the festival grounds. For more information on event pricing or general fair information, visit www. or call 618498-5848. After July 2, call the fair office at 618-498-3422.

A tractor pull, above, and high-flying motorcycle stunt riders, at left, are just two of the attractions planned for the Jersey County Fair. Photos for The Edge.

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Travel Travel briefs Arkansas museum would welcome Trail of Tears monument FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — T h e b o a rd o f t h e p l a n n e d U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith says it would welcome a monument to the Trail of Tears on the site. The Southwest Times Record reports that Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief of Staff Edwin Marshall spoke about the monument at a museum board meeting. Marshall says chiefs of the Five Civilized Tribes, who were forced to move west into what is now Oklahoma during the 19th century along what is known as the Trail of Tears, are interested in a monument. The Five Civilized Tribes are the Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole nations. Each tribe passed through the F o r t S m i t h a re a a t l e a s t o n c e along the trail. Marshals Museum Executive Director Jim Dunn says the Marshals Service and the tribes have worked closely together.

Niagara Falls State Park getting upgrades NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the nation, is getting some special attention after its condition was criticized i n a r e c e n t N e w Yo r k Ti m e s article. State parks officials say they’re launching a three-part plan to improve the 126-year-old park along the brink of Niagara Falls. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said Tuesday extra crews are being dispatched to complete spring cleaning that was delayed by the rainy spring. She says the agency will also expedite $3 million in upgrades to the park’s aging facilities and identify other priorities. The announcement comes nearly three weeks after a Times travel story described the park as “shabby” and “underfinanced.” The park, opened in 1885, is the most-visited in New York’s state parks system, attracting 8 million people a year.

Museum dishes the history of Vidalia onions VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — Vidalia onions have started fistfights and court battles. They’ve been romanticized in country songs and counterfeited by bootleggers. And, of course, they’re featured in recipes for everything from relishes to muffins. Now there’s the Vidalia Onion Museum, which dishes the inside story of the famous Georgia crop from bitter early feuds between farmers to the onion’s sweet success. The museum opened in late April after five years of planning and a cost of $250,000. More than 250 visitors have already signed the guest book. Inside visitors will find exhibits on the science of what makes Vidalia onions sweet, their history dating back to the 1930s and a collection pop culture clips from


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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The ashes of a beloved sea turtle who died this year will be cast into concrete, creating an eternal monument to the animal in the Atlantic Ocean, authorities at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center announced. M a n y e ff o r t s w e re m a d e t o rehabilitate Griffin, a loggerhead sea turtle who touched the hearts of employees and visitors during t h e m o re t h a n t h re e y e a r s h e lived at the center, officials said. However, he suffered from a condition similar to a human stroke, was unable to dive and eat on his own, and was euthanized, workers at the center said. Now, Griffin’s ashes will soon be part of a concrete reef ball o ff t h e c o a s t o f F l o r i d a n e a r Miami, the Florida Times-Union reported. The reef ball — which re s e m b l e s a g i a n t Wi ff l e b a l l — will then provide habitat for marine life. “ I ’ m c e r t a i n c a s t i n g G r i ff i n will be a moving, therapeutic and healing process giving him a celebratory, living legacy,” said George Frankel, chief executive officer of the Decatur, Ga.-based company Eternal Reefs. Griffin was taken to Georgia a f t e r h e b e c a m e s t r a n d e d o ff Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2007. He died in May.

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews “Green Lantern”

Remember when big, summer blockbusters were fun? That notion apparently eluded the makers of “Green Lantern,” a joyless amalgamation of expository dialogue and special effects that aren’t especially special. Even Ryan Reynolds, with his sparkling charisma and chiseled body, cannot make this thing interesting. Then again, he doesn’t have much to work with. He’s essentially called upon to make some flippant comments to reflect how shallow and selfabsorbed his character is, then once he gets his superhero makeover, he flies around in a skintight green suit and zaps stuff with his ring. The script, credited to four screenwriters and inspired by the DC Comics series, does little to flesh him out beyond some cliched daddy issues and a fear of death that prompts him to run from commitment. Reynolds’ Hal Jordan is a brash, cocky test pilot, and “Green Lantern” plays like “Top Gun” with magical jewelry. When a spaceship crash-lands one day, the alien inside bequeaths his ring — and membership in an intergalactic peacekeeping force known as the Green Lantern Corps — to the reluctant Hal. As the corps’ first human, he’s somehow the only one who can stop an evil force in the universe known as the Parallax. Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins co-star. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. RUNNING TIME: 114 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Bad Teacher”

This is exactly the one-joke movie that you probably expect it to be, but there are enough variations and shadings of that one joke to sustain its brief running time — just barely. Cameron Diaz plays ... a bad teacher. She secretly sips airline-size booze bottles during class, doesn’t bother to learn her students’ names and figures that showing them movies about education like “Stand and Deliver” and “Dangerous Minds” is just as good as educating them herself. Because you see, she’s not teaching English at a suburban Chicago middle school for the deeply rewarding experience of shaping young minds. She just needs enough cash for a boob job, which she thinks will help her land a rich husband. Like the far superior “Bad Santa” from 2003, the key source of laughs here is the subversion of an authority figure who’s supposed to be trustworthy, reliable, even honorable. And, like Billy Bob Thornton in that earlier film, Diaz just goes for it in a role that lets her be brazenly sexy and inappropriately funny all at once. Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith and Justin Timberlake help greatly in supporting roles. RATED: R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“A Better Life”

Director Chris Weitz follows “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” with this exploration of his Hispanic roots, a fairly satisfying though bythe-numbers drama about an illegal Mexican immigrant struggling to build a decent future for his teenage son. Mexican star Demian Bichir is superbly restrained as the father, while newcomer Jose Julian delivers with honesty and passion as his son. The story itself is rather obvious and superficial, Weitz presenting an outsider’s look at immigrant life built around a few shaky plot devices. The theft of the father’s new truck sends him and his surly, distant son on a quest to retrieve it, while reinvigorating their relationship. It’s a lightweight

take on “The Bicycle Thief,” Vittorio De Sica’s neorealism replaced by Weitz’s glossy glimpses of L.A.’s infinite diversity and its teaming Hispanic subculture. The story coughs up convenient opportunities and obstacles. The theft of the truck itself feels particularly forced, a groaner of a story ruse that’s only salvaged by the deep anguish Bichir infuses in the moment. RATED: PG-13 for some violence, language and brief drug use. RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Cars 2”

Pixar’s track record has been close to impeccable. But the weak link in the chain, at least from a narrative standpoint, has always been 2006’s “Cars,” with its two-dimensional talking autos and hokey, borrowed tale of small-town life. It was bright and zippy, though, which was enough to appeal to the little ones, and it became a merchandising juggernaut. So sure, why not make a sequel? Trouble is, “Cars 2” is such a glossy bore, it makes the original look like it ought to rank among Pixar’s masterpieces by comparison. What has set the studio’s films apart from all the other animated fare is story: It’s paramount. “Cars 2” tries to encompass many kinds of stories at once, none of which is terribly clever or compelling. There’s an international grand prix for Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) to compete in, a spy spoof and a message about the importance of alternative fuel sources. And one of the biggest mistakes of all was placing Mater, the rusty, aw-shucks tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, front and center. Still, Pixar mastermind John Lasseter’s film is shiny, colorful and pretty, which should keep the young ones happy. Michael Caine, John Turturro and Emily Mortimer co-star. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: Running time: 106 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

For you fans who can’t get enough of Conan O’Brien on his latenight TBS show, and who are game to revisit the tumultuous time when NBC’s squeeze play put him out of a job while reinstating Jay Leno at “The Tonight Show,” this documentary should be right up your alley. For anybody else, it’s simply an engaging, breathless road-trip portrait. It candidly captures the abruptly-unemployed TV host as he embraces a new challenge: mounting and headlining a 32-city concert tour to fill the void and nurse his wounds after he left NBC in early 2010 and, according to the exit deal, was barred from being on TV for six long months. The film gives its audience a front-row seat for glimpses of the show and goes behind the scenes as this seasoned TV veteran reinvents himself for an untried kind of show-biz gig. Along the way, the film provides fresh insights into the psyche of O’Brien, who, ever since landing on the air at NBC in 1993, has been considered one of TV’s nicest, most levelheaded personalities. “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” doesn’t undermine that image, but instead humanizes it with flashes of bitterness, crankiness and flat-out exasperation on Conan’s part. RATED: R for mild rude language. RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

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In this film publicity image released by Disney-Pixar, animated characters Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, foreground left, Mater, voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, center, and Finn McMissile, voiced by Michael Caine, right, are shown in a scene from “Cars 2.”

"Cars 2" runs short on gas By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press Pixar ’s track record has been close to impeccable for turning out intelligent, emotionally rich, beautifully detailed animated films, with plenty of humor and heart to appeal to movie lovers of all ages. But the weak link in the chain, at least from a narrative standpoint, has always been 2006’s “Cars,” with its two-dimensional talking autos and hokey, borrowed tale of small-town life. Sure, it was bright and zippy, which was enough to appeal to the little ones, and it became a merchandising juggernaut. Just try finding a kid who doesn’t have some sort of “Cars” stuff. My 19-month-old son has a Lightning McQueen sippy cup and I have no idea how he got it — these things just show up

on their own. That’s how ubiquitous they are. So sure, why not make a sequel? Trouble is, “Cars 2” is such a mess, it makes the original look like it ought to rank among Pixar ’s masterpieces by comparison. What has set the studio’s films apart from all the other animated fare is story: It’s paramount. Innovative tales like “WALL-E” and “Up” get you choked up just thinking about them, they’re that good. “Cars 2” tries to encompass many kinds of stories at once, none of which is terribly clever or compelling. And the fact that Pixar mastermind John Lasseter is back as director is the most baffling part of all. This is the man who kicked it all off with the soulful and groundbreaking “Toy Story” back in 1995. This is not someone from whom you would expect empty glossiness. Here, working from a script by Ben

Queen, Lasseter makes a transparent attempt at catering to the ever-expanding global moviegoing audience by having the hero of the original “Cars,” Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), compete in an international grand prix through Japan, France, Italy and Britain. The sponsor is a Richard Branson-type Range Rover-looking vehicle (Eddie Izzard); McQueen’s main rival is an arrogant Italian Formula 1 racecar (John Turturro). At the same time, “Cars 2” panders to middle America by placing Mater, the rusty, aw-shucks tow truck, front and center. McQueen is flashier but this is Mater’s time to shine, as it were; Larry the Cable Guy, who voices the character, even gets top billing over Wilson. But a little of the comedian’s twangy shtick goes a long way — for the audience, and for McQueen, who gets annoyed with

Mater’s boorish behavior in all these refined settings. Still, Mater is there to teach us some lessons about valuing the underdog. Or not judging people because we think they’re different or stupid. Or something. But wait, there’s more. “Cars 2” is also a James Bond spoof, with Michael Caine providing the voice of the elegant English sports car, superspy Finn McMissile. Finn and his rookie sidekick, Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), run into Mater, who has tagged along with McQueen on this globetrotting journey, and mistakenly believe he’s the American undercover operative they’re supposed to meet during their latest mission. This ties into a whole ‘nother subplot involving alternative fuel sources and the German villain (Thomas Kretschmann) who has big plans to keep cars reliant on Big Oil.

"Bad Teacher" earns high marks By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge When they titled the teacher in the new film "Bad Teacher" as bad, they undersold her drastically. She’s a terrible teacher. One with hardly any redeeming character traits at all. She sure is funny, though, even if the jokes that made me laugh so hard are not the kind I would repeat in polite company. So who is this horrific teacher? Her name is Elizabeth Halsey and her portrayal by Cameron Diaz makes it all the more believable. Elizabeth is out to net herself a rich husband that will take care of her for the rest of her life. Jewels, cars, and travel are far more important to this lackadaisical educator that reading, writing, or ‘rtihmetic. She uses the early


weekdays to catch up on magazine reading and keeps a supply of airline liquor bottles in a false bottom of her desk drawer. She even tokes up on some “medicinal” marijuana in her car during lunch. Ms. Halsey is qualified to teach, based on criticism she provides for her middle school students, but her lazy lesson plans hinge upon showing movies to her class that feature great teachers: "Stand and Deliver," "Lean on Me," "Dangerous Minds," etc. It’s not a productive move, but one I’d have enjoyed in school. Elizabeth’s school, John Adams Middle School, is set in suburban Chicago and is populated by a bevy of memorable characters. Aside from herself, the school is generally run by two types of faculty: the buffoons and the shining stars. Her

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principal (John Michael Higgins) is a dolphin-obsessed wacko who can’t remember anything he needs to say if it’s not printed on a ready supply of 3x5” note cards. The gym teacher, Russell (Jason Segel, a hero of mine), is a good guy and he lurks at the edge of every single scene, hoping to catch the eye of a certain bad teacher. She cuts him down, usually at the knees or above, in almost every encounter. Her sights, you see, are set on Mr. Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), a substitute with serious family money. As he often does, Timberlake’s natural comedic timing cause him to shine in the film, buffoon though his character is. The other talent is Lynn (Phyllis Smith of TV’s "The Office"), a pleasantly dorky teacher who is the

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first to show up for any activities that try to make teaching fun. They spend little time actually interacting with any students during the course of the movie. The “shining star” of JAMS (even the nickname is lame) is Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch, funnier still now that she’s using an American accent). As Elizabeth’s nemesis, Amy is also her exact opposite. She uses every technique in the book to get her students to engage during class. She comes in early, stays late, works weekends, and is always perkily pleasant when the benefit of her kids is at hand. Ms. Squirrel goes berserk when Ms. Halsey wins a teaching bonus (a result of her students collectively cheating on a stolen standardized test) and proceeds to get squirrelly in her quenchless quest for how the

slacker babysitter pulled off the feat. This even includes seducing Mr. Delacorte prior to Elizabeth laying claim to him in her final plan, post breast-enhancement surgery. There are no school zone taboos left to break after this movie. This movie is a whirlwind of humor and mean-spirited hooliganism. Children by no means should see it, but adults (and I’d wager teachers more than others) should get a big kick out of it. Writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who have written Year One and for The Office, have seen to that. ••• "Bad Teacher" runs 100 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, and some drug use. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.

Religion A promise that won't be broken I don’t know about you, but there are days I hate to turn on the radio or television because I know I am about to be bombarded with ‘bad’ news. The economy the world over is in pretty bad shape. There are tornadoes, earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters that are claiming lives, jobs, homes, and possessions. Then, of course, there is the violence in our society. Each and every morning, the news media reports shootings and killings. And if that isn’t bad enough, there is behavior such as occurred in Canada because fans were upset when their hockey team was defeated. Do you ever wonder, as I do, what is happening in our world today? I know that perhaps how we live has an influence upon nature and it may be that lifestyle is responsible for some of the natural disasters

Doris Gvillo that occur. But, I surely don’t understand the behavior of people. Do you? I’ll admit I love my sports teams also. I am disappointed and dismayed when they can’t seem to win. I’d like them always to be at the top of the heap. But it doesn’t happen. I want those Cardinals to play like they ‘can’ and wonder why when one day they are on top, they suddenly go into a slump that seems unending. I’m disappointed but I find myself aware that for them it must be much worse. I know they’d rather be winning. I can’t seem to get the people of Joplin out of my mind. I am proud of churches and communities for the assistance they are offering. Have you tried to put yourself into the mind of someone who has survived such a horrendous disaster?

You have no home, no car, perhaps no job if that place was destroyed also. Perhaps you have insurance, but you need to call the company because you can’t find any of your business papers, not even your checkbook, your billfold or purse. Where will you stay? What will you do for clothing and food? Will you still have a job? If you car was also destroyed, how will you get about? The questions are endless. And most of all, you must be feeling empty, alone, and very frightened for the future. I think you would be numb. You would be so thankful for your life but you just wouldn’t know how to ‘begin all over’. Where would you start? We all have problems. We all suffer pain and loss. But for some the tragedies that strike are so much worse. I sometimes wonder why I am so

blessed. I remember a friend once saying that she kept ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’ because she knew her happiness just couldn’t last. I have lived many years and not all of them were ‘wonderful’ but all offered the chance to ‘overcome’ and keep on ‘keeping on’. Would I have that spirit to move ahead in faith if I was as devastated by violence in my life…either by individuals or nature? I would hope so, but I don’t know. But I recently read something that spoke to this question. It was in a devotional that spoke of Jesus’ ministry…how for a time everyone flocked to Him to hear His message and often for His healing. But when the end came, most all deserted Him. Even those who had been with Him and were aware personally of all He had done. Fear made them flee when the end came. But…and this is a really big but.

The end wasn’t the end at all, but the revelation of something far bigger than anyone could imagine. It may have been what people deemed the end. But instead it was the ‘gift of salvation’. So perhaps what we deem the ‘end’, when the pain and loss is so great, isn’t the end. Maybe there is another ‘chapter’ to come. It is beyond my comprehension, but then my mind can’t begin to grasp the magnitude and power that my God has. But, this one thing I do know. And an article I read stated it so clearly and positively. “Jesus did not come to make life easy. He came to make life eternal.” And it is upon that promise that you and I can rely and because of that we can ‘keep on keeping on’. That is one promise we know will never be broken.

its constitution, a government minister said Tuesday. A former military ruler declared Islam the state religion in 1988 by amending the charter, but it barely affected Bangladesh’s secular legal system mainly based on British common law. The government says the proposed changes won’t affect the legal system. Inheritance and other family laws already are based on religion. The decision was made late Monday at a Cabinet meeting, the minister said. Led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Cabinet also endorsed equal status and equal rights for other religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, the minister said. A special government committee prepared proposals

for the amendment, and the government will send those proposals to the parliament for approval. Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971 with help f ro m I n d i a t h ro u g h a b l o o d y nine-month war. The original constitution

did not recognize any faith a s a s t a t e re l i g i o n , p ro m i s e d elimination of communalism and disfavored discrimination or persecution because of a person’s faith. The new proposals want to restore those provisions of secularism but keep Islam as state religion.

Doris Gvillo is a member of Eden United Church of Christ.

Religion briefs Kansas prison ministry conference aims to reduce recidivism WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials want more nonprofit and faith-based groups to work with criminal offenders, hoping they can reduce the number of former inmates who return to prison later for committing new crimes. Kansas Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts opened a statewide conference Monday on prison ministry by encouraging religious volunteers to increase their efforts to help offenders stay out of prison. The “Out for Life” conference in Wichita was organized by Prison Fellowship, which promotes ministry in prisons and church support for offenders after their release. “ I re a l l y t h i n k i f w e , a s a community, as a state, engage people coming out of prison we will see that number go down,” Gov. Sam Brownback said. The Kansas Department of Corrections says 43 percent of the offenders released from prisons will return for new crimes within three years.

Roberts said efforts like those of Prison Fellowship have had an impact in Kansas and he would like to see them expand under Brownback, a Roman Catholic who has a strong interest in partnering with faithbased groups in several areas of government service. “Even though we’re in a hard patch financially, we’re not going to let budget restraints create an opportunity for us to stop moving in the direction we need to move,” Roberts said. Roberts called on the groups attending to form a strong coalition of volunteers across the state to provide mentoring and support services to smooth inmates’ re-entry process and reduce recidivism.

Bangladesh moves to retain Islam as state religion through amending constitution DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh will retain Islam as the state religion in amendments the government is proposing to


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The Arts Artistic adventures Jacoby Arts Center awards grants Jacoby Arts Center has recently awarded $6,000 to seven organizations for the 2011 Community Arts Access program, the purpose of which is to support and encourage community arts programming. Grant recipients included art and music summer camps as well as theatrical and musical productions involving participants of all ages and offering arts programming to a wide

variety of audiences, ranging from young children to senior citizens in diverse communities. This is the 20th consecutive year Jacoby Arts Center, formerly the Madison County Arts Council, has partnered with the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, in a regranting capacity representing the IAC-designated Region F. For 2011, grant amounts awarded by Jacoby to its grantees ranged from $400 to $2,050. Awardees and their programs were: • Alton Children’s Theater, 2011 Spring Play

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The Arts Artistic adventures Grand Center reminds visitors of bridge closure With plans under way to close the Grand Boulevard bridge March 14 for reconstruction, Grand Center Inc. encourages visitors, theatergoers, and gallery and restaurant patrons to plan their travel routes in advance and allow at least an extra 10 minutes of travel time to reach their destinations in Grand Center. These steps should help minimize potential delays and ensure that theater- and concert-goers make their curtain times. “There are many routes to Grand Center, so as long as visitors plan in advance and build in a little extra time – and patience – we’re confident that the disruptions will be minimal,” said Kelly Weber, vice president of marketing and communications at Grand Center Inc. “We have been working with the Mayor ’s office, the Board of Public Service and Metro for close to a year in terms of understanding the plans and relaying the information to our district partners so they are able to update their patrons.” Grand Boulevard will be closed between Chouteau and Hwy I64/40 for approximately 14 months. Drivers using the northbound Grand exits will be unaffected. Drivers coming from I-44 and those areas south of Chouteau Avenue along Grand are encouraged to use Vandeventer Avenue to the west and Compton or Jefferson

avenues to the east as the best north/ south alternates, followed by Lindell Avenue and Olive Boulevard as the best east/west alternates. Although Forest Park Parkway is a viable east/west option as well, it is not highly recommended because the intersection at Grand Boulevard can easily get jammed with traffic and can be dangerous for pedestrians. More information is available on the city’s website, Public transportation remains another option for getting to and from Grand Center. Riders on the Grand bus line (#70) have been asked to allow at least an extra 15 minutes of travel time. MetroLink train service to the Grand station will be periodically interrupted, so Metro passengers are encouraged to check often to stay current on schedule and routing changes and the status of the Grand MetroLink station. “Similar to the Highway 40 c l o s u re s a c o u p l e y e a r s a g o – although thankfully not as widespread – we are happy to endure a temporary inconvenience for the benefit of what is to come,” Weber said. “The new bridge will be a huge asset to the city and our neighbors in and near Grand Center. This means better accessibility and improved safety for pedestrians, public transit users and drivers, and that includes many who visit Grand Center.” Grand Center is the arts and entertainment district located in Midtown St. Louis. It is home to more than 30 arts organizations that

demonstrate the depth and diversity of the city’s cultural life. The district hosts more than 1,500 cultural events and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center ’s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Symphony Hall and the Fabulous Fox Theatre and continues today with the growing vitality of commercial and residential development, the addition of more cultural institutions, galleries and dining establishments as well as serving as the home for two of the area’s premier large scale cultural events, the annual Dancing in the Street festival and First Night – St. Louis®. Visit for more information.

Kemper Museum to present Cosima von Bonin Based in Cologne, Germany, conceptual artist Cosima von Bonin is among the most influential yet elusive artists of her generation. At once playful, seductive and satirical, her wide-ranging creative practice interweaves sculpture, installation, video, textiles, performance and electronic music with a diverse network of collaborators. In her choice of materials (fabric, stuffed animals, slick minimalist sculptural objects), scale (often oversized) and eclectic subject matter (fatigue, cartoon characters, luxury lifestyle branding, pop culture), von Bonin creatively juxtaposes personal

biography and art historical lineages while critically alluding to more sobering themes of global consumerism, gender inequality and social apathy. T h i s s u m m e r, t h e M i l d r e d Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University will present Cosima von Bonin: Character Appropriation, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the American Midwest. Organized by associate curator Meredith Malone, the exhibition will survey the last decade of von Bonin’s career. Inspired by the Kemper Art Museum’s acquisition of Rockstars (Character Appropriation) (2003), an early example of the artist’s s i g n a t u re t e x t i l e “ p a i n t i n g s , ” the exhibition also will present examples of von Bonin’s architectural sculptures, outsized stuffed animals, and her latest works that embrace themes of idleness and mental and physical fatigue. Several exhausted stuffed animals will be accompanied by soundtracks composed by von Bonin’s collaborator, electronic music pioneer Moritz von Oswald. According to Malone, “it is impossible not to be entranced with Cosima von Bonin’s playful works. Her huge, floppy stuffed animals, outsized rockets, and l a rg e - s c a l e t e x t i l e ‘ p a i n t i n g s ’ exude a certain seductiveness and absurdity though one shot through with sardonic wit.

Cosima von Bonin: Character Appropriation explores the artist’s multidisciplinary practice and her ongoing engagement with complex social issues, including a rising social apathy infiltrating today’s networked society. I am thrilled to be bringing the work of such an engaging and internationally renowned contemporary artist to St. Louis.” Born in 1962 in Mombasa, Kenya, von Bonin lives and works in Cologne. In 2010, the K u n s t h a u s B re g e n z , A u s t r i a , presented The Fatigue Empire, a comprehensive one-person exhibition of the artist’s recent works. It was shortly followed by von Bonin’s Lazy Susan Series, A Rotating Exhibition, with venues at the Witte de With Rotterdam (October 2010 to January 2011); Arnolfini Bristol (February to April 2011); MAMCO, Geneva (June to September 2011); and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (July to October 2011). T h e e x h i b i t i o n w i l l re m a i n on view through Aug. 1. The Kemper Art Museum is located o n Wa s h i n g t o n U n i v e r s i t y ’ 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.

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Thursday, July 7

The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, L a u m e i e r S c u l p t u re P a r k , S t . Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, July 8 The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Let Them Eat Art, Historic Downtown Maplewood, 6 to 11 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 9 The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, noon - 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

Tuesday, July 12

Wednesday, July 13 The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, July 15 Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, noon - 5 p.m.

Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, noon - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 11

Sunday, July 17 Dog Days of Summer Exhibit,

The Little Mermaid. The Muny, St.

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, noon - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 18 Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19 Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n Whitaker Music Festival: Billy Peek, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Exhibit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, July 22 The Secret Garden, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Civic Center, 8 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny, St.

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The Little Mermaid The Disney classic will come to the Muny stage By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


sk any 4-year-old who her favorite Disney character is and you will likely get one of three possibilities: Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella or Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” The last of the three, Ariel, the headstrong 16-year-old mermaid who longs to be human in Disney’s animated film, fast became one of the most-beloved princesses in Disney history. More than 20 years later and “The Little Mermaid” is still going strong. Whether its singing along to your favorite songs like “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” by Disney music supremos Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, getting into the groove with Sebastion the crab or just enjoying the magic of one of Disney’s greatest romances between Ariel and the dashing Prince Eric, “The Little Mermaid” is a classic story that continues to enchant little girls (and moms) alike. Now, a whole new generation of little girls can relive the underwater adventure live at the Muny. The St. Louis debut of the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Based on the Disney animated film, “The Little Mermaid” stars Ariel, a mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating human world on dry land. In Ariel’s eyes, the human world is full of excitement, beauty and adventure. The danger her father fears is far from her thoughts as she tucks away objects she finds from the human world in her secret collection. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch and the handsome and human Prince Eric. The bubbly score includes the classic tunes from the animated film, including “Under The Sea,” “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl.”. The title role will be played by Muny newcomer, Patti Murin. Murin has starred on Broadway in “Xanadu”. Other New York performances include “Lysistrata Jones,” “Princesses,” and “Mirette.” The role of Ursula, the evil sea witch, will be played by Paul Vogt. Vogt charmed Muny audiences in 2009 as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” He spent a year playing that same role on Broadway. Audiences will remember Paul from MADtv, and as the breakout star of NBC’s “The Rerunshow.” Film credits include “Blonde Ambition,” “Princess Diaries 2” and “Raising Helen,” Sebastian the crab will be played by Muny veteran Francis Jue. Muny audiences will remember Jue as the Engineer in “Miss Saigon” (2008), the title role in “Peter Pan” (2007) and the King in “The King and I” (2006). On Broadway, Francis originated the role of Bung Foo in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and appeared in “M. Butterfly” and “Pacific Overtures.” Scuttle, the seagull, will be played by Muny favorite Lara Teeter, and his 8-year old daughter, Elizabeth, will play the role of Flounder. So what are you waiting for? Get over to the Muny and treat your little princess to a musical experience she won’t forget with “The Little Mermaid.” For a complete cast listing for “The Little Mermaid”

and other 2011 Muny productions, visit Tickets are available at The Muny Box Office in Forest Park seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, online at or by calling (314) 534-1111 and charging tickets to MasterCard, American Express, Discover or VISA. There is a convenience charge added to the ticket price on MetroTix phone and online orders. Ticket prices: Center and Side Boxes, $68; Terrace A

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Summer at The Sheldon Tim Minchin and Mary King take the spotlight in July By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY and SARA HALL Of The Edge


t’s been a busy summer for The Sheldon. With a full lineup of concerts on the horizon and the recent opening of four new exhibits in the venue’s art galleries, now is a great time to get over there and soak up some of the amazing art and music on offer.

Coming up on July 15 is the hilarious piano-playing comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Tim Minchin. You won’t want to miss this Aussie and his unique style of humor and talent. For those looking for something a bit more refined, then head over to the Sheldon Art Galleries, where you’ll find four brand new exhibits featuring the work of celebrated St. Louis Artist Mary King and the work of the next generation of artists in the AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art. So whatever your taste in music, art, architecture or entertainment,

The Sheldon is bound to have something to please. TIM MINCHIN IN CONCERT Tim Minchin will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer with an extensive resume. In 2002, he moved to Melbourne, where he began to develop the solo comedy shows which have gained him public and critical acclaim in the last three years. At the Edinburgh Fringe, Minchin became one of their most successful ever debut acts, selling out the 300-seat Debating Hall and winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. He appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2006 and the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo., in January 2007, where he won the award for Best Alternative Comedian. In November that year, Minchin performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and sold out short seasons at Ars Nova in

New York and the ACME Comedy Theatre in LA. He returned to the Just For Laughs Festival in 2010. Minchin has appeared on Conan and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He has released four live comedy albums: "Dark Side" (2005), "So Rock" (2006) and "Ready For This?" (2009) which was recorded with a band at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. "Tim Minchin & the Heritage Orchestra" was recorded at the Manchester Arena in December 2010. Minchin’s show Ready For This? toured the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to sell-out audiences in 2009 and 2010. Minchin performed for a sixweek run at the New World Stages in New York in March 2008, and he was onstage again at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for The Secret Policeman’s Ball in October 2008, for Amnesty. He is regularly in demand to join lineups at various benefit gigs including WSPA, OrangAid and Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People in 2009 and Libel Reform and Reprieve in 2010. Minchin wrote a musical play, “ P o p – a Tr a g i c a l l y M u s i c a l Romantic Black Comedy,” and in 2001 recorded an album, “Sit,” with his band, Timmy the Dog. He has composed and written songs for theatre and documentary, including “This Blasted Earth” ( Ta m a r a m a R o c k S u r f e r s ) , “Somewhere” (Q Theatre) and most recently, the soundtrack for “The Kindness of Strangers” (Prospero) – an award-winning documentary by Rhian Skirving. The show is available for all ages. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 for the day of the show. Ti c k e t s a r e a v a i l a b l e f r o m MetroTix. F o r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t The Sheldon Concert Hall’s website at or Minchin’s website at www. MARY KING: A SELECTED RETROSPECTIVE Bellwether Gallery of Saint Louis Artists; now through August 13, 2011. B o r n i n S t . L o u i s , p a i n t e r, sculptor and ceramicist Mary King studied art history at Barnard College in New York with Julius Held and took classes with Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University

in the 1950s. King also took classes with Philip Guston and Hans Hoffman. I n N e w Yo r k , K i n g m e t a n d became friends with Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and other members of the post-war arts community who frequented the Cedar Bar and the Club on 14th Street. She moved to St. Louis in 1958, where she served as art critic for the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1964 to 1983. The exhibition provides a selective overview of the artists’ career from the 1950s to the present. She has worked in painting, drawing, ceramics, welded steel, and has made proposals for architectural projects and public sculpture. Some of the ideas for outdoor installations have become the mainstay of her unique garden – a garden of ideas. Of particular strength are her portraits of friends and family members, which are frank and penetrating as well as graceful. Energy is a dominant characteristic of all her work, whether romantic, erotic or celebratory. King’s subjects are very personal and reflect her interest in the development and expression of the self, as well as how we interact with, and find meaning in, the landscape.

Above, Tim Minchin. At left, a painting by Mary King. Photos for The Edge.


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PICTURE THE MUSIC: DIRECTOR’S CHOICE IV AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art; now through September 3, 2011. E a c h y e a r, t h e S t . L o u i s Symphony Volunteer Association sponsors “Picture the Music,” an art contest open to area children from kindergarten through 6th grade. In their art classes, participants are asked to respond to classical music selections in visual terms. Colorful and vibrant, the individual interpretations of musical pieces by diverse composers are each a poignant and unique reminder that speaks eloquently to the ability of music to stir the soul and raise the spirit. This year, the children listened and responded to Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio italien.” In this collaboration between the Sheldon Art Galleries and the St. Louis Symphony, Sheldon Art Galleries director Olivia LahsGonzales chose 53 works from over 700 entries received by the Symphony for The Sheldon’s unique exhibition. Children’s Summer Programs: Get out of the St. Louis summer heat and enjoy a scavenger hunt with prizes and an art table where you can create your own artwork, inspired by St. Louis Symphony m u s i c ! T h e h u n t i s f re e a n d available during regular gallery hours.

Music Tuning in State Fair music lineup set Tickets for 2011 Illinois State Fair concerts can be purchased at the Grandstand box office on the fairgrounds. It will be open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Grandstand box office will also be open July 30 and Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  “I think fairgoers will find this year’s line-up very appealing and very diverse,” State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said.  “We have country, comedy, rock, rap, R&B and even a Broadway musical.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy!”    Ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham will open the State Fair concerts Friday, Aug. 12.  Dunham has starred in several Comedy Central specials, including “ J e ff D u n h a m : A rg u i n g w i t h Myself,” “Jeff Dunham: Spark of

Insanity” and “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special.”  3 Doors Down will take the stage Saturday, Aug. 13.  3 Doors Down rose to national fame in 2000 with the release of their first single, “Kryptonite.”   The band’s fifth album, “Time of My Life”, is scheduled to be released this summer.   Jason Aldean, winner of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Top New Male Vocalist Award in 2006 and nominee for this year ’s ACM Entertainer of the Year Award, will entertain fairgoers Sunday, Aug. 14.  Five of his songs – “Why,” “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor,” “The Truth” and “Don’t You Wanna Stay” -  have reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.  Grammy nominee Chris Young will sing his hit singles “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices” and “The Man I Want To Be.”  Thompson Square also will perform.

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago cast of Million Dollar Quartet will give a free concert Monday, Aug. 15. Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  The musical is currently running on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre and at the Apollo Theater in Chicago.  Luke Bryan will sing his chart topping hits “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby” Tuesday, Aug. 16.  Trailer Choir, who is touring to support its debut album, “Tailgate,” will open for Bryan. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin B ro t h e r s w i l l t a k e t h e s t a g e Wednesday, Aug. 17.  The Oak Ridge Boys have won dozens of awards and sold more than 30 million

records during their 30 year career. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers became one of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Greyson Chance has been booked to open for Allstar Weekend Thursday, Aug. 18, Bliefnick said.  Chance released his debut single “Waiting Outside the Lines” in 2010 and is set to release his debut album “Hold on ‘Til the Night” Aug. 2, 2011.  Allstar Weekend released its debut album “Suddenly Yours” and guest starred on the popular Disney Channel series “Sonny With a Chance” last fall.  .38 Special will perform hits like “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You” the following night. 

Loverboy, April Wine and The Tubes also will rock the stage Friday, Aug. 19. Rapper MC Hammer and Boyz II Men will headline the Saturday, Aug. 20 concert.  MC Hammer won numerous awards for his 1990 smash hit “U Can’t Touch This.”  Boyz II Men is the best-selling R&B group of all time.  The Grandstand entertainment concludes on Sunday, Aug. 21 with country superstars Lady Antebellum.  Lady Antebellum’s hit song “Need You Now” won five awards at this year ’s Grammy Awards.  The trio also won Album of the Year and Top Vocal Group of the Year at the 2011 ACM Awards.  Stealing Angels will open the show.

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Music Tuning in Chamber Chorus plans Tribute series In a season that blends the grand with the intimate, the Chamber Chorus performs true chamber music where the audience is invited to witness music at close quarters, as well as large scale works presented in some of the city’s more majestic spaces. In a musical odyssey, the singers celebrate the Latvian capital in the Missa Rigensis, a major work by pop-performer-turned-classiccomposer Ugis Praulins. They conjure up Alpine vistas in the music of Judith Bingham, and they invoke Haiti in a world premiere from Sydney Guillaume. His is but one of several notable commissions this season, including Songs of Ale by Robert Walker, who will travel from his home in England for our performance at the Schlafly Tap Room. Another British composer, Sasha Johnson Manning, provides the ‘new piece’ for our recreation of the Nine Lessons & Carols associated with King’s College, Cambridge. Yakov Gubanov, a successor to Sasha as our ‘Composer-inResidence’, is writing an homage to his Russian homeland for our season finale, a series of tributes to fallen leaders and their heirs, from Tsar Nicholas II to President Kennedy. The Tribute Series A KING’S CHRISTMAS December 18 • 3 pm & 6 pm St. Vincent de Paul Chapel 20 Archbishop May Dr • St. Louis • 63119 A CHORUS CAROUSE February 19 • 3 pm The Schlafly Tap Room 2100 Locust St • St. Louis • 63103 A TRAVELER’S TALE April 22 • 3 pm First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood 100 E. Adams Ave • Kirkwood • 63122 A LEADER’S LAMENT May 27 • 3 pm Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 5020 Rhodes Ave • St. Louis • 63109 For information call (636) 4584343 Visit us at www.chamberchorus. org SLCC, PO Box 11558 Clayton, MO 63105

Santana to appear at the Fox Carlos Santana and the Santana Band are bringing their summer 2011 (SOCC) Sound of Collective Consciousness Tour to St. Louis on September 6th with special guest Michael Franti & Spearhead. Carlos and the Santana Band will perform classics from the group’s fourdecades- long career, and spotlight songs from Santana’s latest album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (2010, Arista Records). With its release, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard chart history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s through the present. With highlights including the first single, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – featuring India.Arie and Yo Yo Ma accompanying Santana – Guitar


Heaven is Santana’s 29th Billboard Top 200-charting release, 12th Top Ten album debut, and third Top 10 debut in the past five years. Michael Franti is the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead. For more than two decades, the Bay Area-born Franti has built a diverse and inspiring repertoire of music, including his most recent release, The Sound of Sunshine – the highest Billboard 200 chart debut of his career. The album continues to find chart success with the latest single, “I’ll be Waiting.” It follows up Franti’s acclaimed 2008 album All Rebel Rockers, and the hit single “Say Hey (I Love You).” Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/534-1111 or online a Tickets are $40, $60 and $60.

Daltrey to perform at the Peabody Roger Daltrey, the iconic lead singer of The Who, will perform The Who’s legendary rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety from start

to finish. (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy.) Daltrey premiered the spectacular show in London at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25 and is now taking it on the road. Tickets are on sale now at www.aeglive. com The show will make a stop at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Oct. 8. Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike, who will be treated not only to the full majesty of “Tommy,” but also to a variety of Who classics and more. The much-anticipated six-week tour launches September 13 in Hollywood, Fla. and concludes November 2 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Tommy” is not only one of the most acclaimed and defining works of the rock era, it is an enduring album that resonates on radio to this day where it has found multi-generational appeal.

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Thursday, July 7 Sable, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 7 p.m. Pretty Little Empire, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 8 Scott and Karl, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 3 p.m./ Radio Star, 8 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Push the Limit, The St. Louis Zoo, 5 to 8 p.m. In Tall Buildings with Durango, The Firebird, St. Louis, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 9 Jay N Waylon, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 3 p.m./ Radio Star, 8 p.m. Matisyahu with Murder City Players, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. The Indie Rock Ice Cream Social with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Breaks, Bear Hive, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10 Red Rock, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 2 p.m./ Sable, 7 p.m. Devon Allman’s Honeytribe with Guitars on Fire- A Tribute to Lynard Skynyrd, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Liturgy with Dope Body, Black Fast, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11 Chris Webby with The Gaze, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13 Sable, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 6 p.m. Mike Pinto with Dread Not, Rota, Down State, The Firebird, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden Whitaker Music Festival: Western Satellites, St. Louis, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Music Man, Directed by Joy Powell, Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 7 p.m. Pretty Lights with Ana Sia and Gramatik, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. J R o d d y Wa l s t o n a n d T h e Business, The Firebird, St. Louis, 9 p.m. The Music Man, Directed by Joy Powell, Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15 Jay N Waylon, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 3 p.m./ Millennium, 8 p.m. Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert: Bell Biv DeVoe, the base of The Arch, St. Louis, 6 to 10 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Satin, The St. Louis Zoo, 5 to 8 p.m. The Get Up Kids with The Globes and The Caves, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Ti m M i n c h i n , T h e S h e l d o n Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8 p.m. The Music Man, Directed by Joy Powell, Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, July 16 Hoosier Daddy’s, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 3 p.m./ Fantasy, 8 p.m. Freezepop with Red Cadet, The Firebird, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert: Gavin DeGraw, base of The Arch, St. Louis, 6 to 10 p.m. Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series: Griffin & the Gargoyles, Central Park Amphitheater, Chesterfield, 7 to 9 p.m. Kid Rock Born Free Tour with special guest Sheryl Crow, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis The Music Man, Directed by Joy Powell, Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 17 U2 360 Degree Tour 2011, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 7 p.m. Hoosier Daddy’s, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 2 p.m./ Ultraviolets, 7 p.m. The Music Man, Directed by Joy Powell, Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE Campus, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19 Fleet Foxes, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m. 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeath, Machine Head, In Flames, Trvium, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series: FanFare, Faust Park, Chesterfield, 7 to 9 p.m. New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Scott and Karl, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 6 p.m. Reel Big Fish/Streetlight Manifesto with Rodeo Ruby Love, The Maxies, The Pageant, St. Louis, 7 p.m. Free Energy with Delicate Steve, The Firebird, St. Louis, 9 p.m. M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n Whitaker Music Festival: Billy Peek, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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Friday, July 22 Hoosier Daddy’s, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, 3 p.m./ Fantasy, 8 p.m. Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert: Keb’ Mo’, Base of The Arch, St. Louis, 6 to 10 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Hillbilly Authority, St. Louis Zoo, 5 to 8 p.m. Empires, The Firebird, St. Louis, 6 p.m. Av a , Wa i t , M o n s t e r s E a t s Manhattan, From Skies of Fire, Carthage, Stepback Leopard, The Firebird, 9:20 p.m.

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Don't let sushi scare you away By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge I consider myself pretty open to trying new kinds of food, but up to this point had never properly tried sushi. Growing up, sushi was something that only Hollywood celebrities ate in posh restaurants in L.A. and New York. But in Edwardsville? Not so much. Fast forward 10 years and Edwardsville now boasts not one, but three good choices for sushi fans. There’s Nori Sushi, Wasabi and even a sushi counter at Dierberg’s. That’s a pretty good selection of choices for a medium-sized Midwestern town. For this review, we decided to pay a visit to Wasabi, located at 100 S. Buchanan St. in downtown Edwardsville. We chose this restaurant mainly because of its easy downtown location and popular lunch menu. On the day of our visit we arrived around

1 p.m. and were immediately shown a table. The atmosphere inside was calm and relaxed. The muted decor in shades of gray with traditional Japanese accents added to the trendy, upscale feel of the place. However, the diners inside were a typical lunch crowd, which put me at ease. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. I told her upfront that I’d never eaten sushi before and wasn’t sure what I wanted to try. She helpfully explained the menu options and reassured me that it wasn’t necessary to jump straight in to the raw fish choices. Sushi newbies and non-sushi eaters will be happy to know that there’s plenty on offer besides traditional sushi choices. I decided on a lunch special for $9.99. This included a Wasabi Special roll and salmon roll with miso soup. I also ordered the Gyoza appetizer, which is like a meatfilled dumpling for $4.25. The Gyoza was delicious, especially with soy sauce. I

polished that off with gusto. Next up was the miso soup. Having never tried this before, I was pleasantly surprised at the rich flavor of the soup. At first glance, it appears like a simple clear broth but the flavor really shines through once you try it. This is a great example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. After that I tucked into my rolls. I was slightly nervous, but after the first bite my nerves quickly faded as my taste-buds took over. The mix of flavors and textures was strange and amazing at the same time. The Wasabi Special had a sort of crust over the top that really made the dish. I found myself getting full half-way through my meal and had to have the rest boxed up. This was also surprising. My mistaken assumption was that sushi would not be very filling. How wrong I was! I felt satisfied for the rest of the afternoon, which is something my normal lunch never seems to accomplish.

My dining companion, Samantha, ordered the Soft Shell Crab from the appetizer menu for $7.25, and a side salad. The crab was a first for her as well and she said it was wonderful. All in all, Wasabi is a great choice if you’re looking for something a little bit different for your normal lunchtime routine. The prices are affordable, the food is tasty and exotic and the location is perfect. Parking is easy too. My fears of trying sushi have been quelled, and I intend to go back very soon. There’s a whole list of exciting new rolls for me to try and, maybe, I’ll even get a little braver next time and try something I would never have thought of before. Wasabi is open for lunch Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner Sunday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call (618) 655-9880 or visit

Australian-style salad features potatoes, trout NEW YORK (AP) – It may sound a bit obvious, but for Pete Evans the key to a great potato salad is using the right potatoes. “I love to use a small waxy variety for salad,” says Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur a n d c o o k b o o k a u t h o r. “ B a b y new potatoes in red or white, or fingerlings will work great, too. You do need to choose the right potato for the job.” Of course, what you do with the potatoes matters, too. He says the only way to cook the potatoes is whole. And be careful how you dress them. “I like the earthy flavor of the p o t a t o s k i n t o c o m e t h ro u g h my salad,” he said in an email interview. “For me that’s what can make a n o rd i n a r y s a l a d t a s t e e x t r a ordinary — skin on! Then don’t make the mistake of drowning the potatoes in a heavy mayonnaise. Vinaigrettes or just herbs and olive oil (particularly d i l l ) , s a l t a n d p e p p e r a re a l l you need for a quick and easy dressing.”


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chosen uses smoked trout, which is a perfect match with the creamy potatoes and crunchy green apple. It will work with smoked salmon or any kind of smoked fish if trout is not available.” Potato Salad with Smoked Trout and Watercress Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 6 2 pounds fingerling potatoes Salt 4-ounce bag watercress 16 ounces smoked trout 8-ounce container (1 cup) creme fraiche or sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Ground black pepper 12 fresh chives, chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Place the potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cool water to cover by 1 inch, then salt the water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain

the potatoes, then rinse under cool water. Arrange the potatoes on a kitchen towel to cool and dry completely. Meanwhile, fill a medium bowl with ice water. A d d t h e w a t e rc re s s a n d s e t aside to crisp. Remove any skin and bones from the trout, then flake the flesh into chunks. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the creme fraiche and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. When the potatoes have cooled and dried, slice them into 1/2inch pieces. Add the potatoes to the creme fraiche mixture, gently stirring to coat. Drain and dry the watercress, then in a large bowl combine it, the flaked trout, chives, apple slices, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss well. To s e r v e , a r r a n g e a q u a r t e r of the potatoes on each serving plate, then top with the watercress-trout mixture. Drizzle each serving with a bit of the final tablespoon of olive oil.

Dining Delights Get ready to put the sizzle in summer left on the grates. Finally, start by grilling the dough plain until the bottom is lightly browned. Then oil the top, flip and add your sauce and other toppings, then finish cooking. We ’ v e o p t e d f o r a s l i g h t l y unusual combination of sausage and sweet potato. Classic sliced tomatoes and mozzarella (with fresh basil thrown on after it comes off the grill) or sauteed p e p p e r s , onions and zucchini topped with pepper jack cheese also would be great summery options. GRILLED SWEET POTATO AND SAUSAGE PIZZA Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 8 large slices 1 medium sweet potato 2 sweet or spicy Italian chicken sausage, each cut diagonally into 8 slices 20-ounce ball of pizza dough 2 tablespoons olive oil 16-ounce ball fresh mozzarella, sliced Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1 t a b l e s poon chopped fresh thyme Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potato and slice it into 1/8-inch slices. Drop the slices into the boiling water and boil until just tender, but not falling apart, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes, then set aside. Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the sausage slices until c h a r re d a n d c o o k e d t h ro u g h , about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and set aside. Clean the grill grates and brush with oil. Stretch the pizza dough i n t o a ro u g h c i rc l e , a b o u t 1 4 inches in diameter. Lower the grill to medium heat, then set the dough on the grate. Close the lid and grill for 5 to 7

minutes, or until the bottom is toasted and golden. Brush the top of the pizza crust with half of the olive oil and flip over. Brush again with t h e r e m a i n i n g o i l . To p w i t h the sweet potato slices, the cooked sausage pieces and the mozzarella slices. Close the grill and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is golden and crispy. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Nutrition information per slice (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 310 calories; 60 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 4 g fiber; 800 mg sodium. ••• Hand pies with apple filling provide the all-American comfort of apple pie, minus the need for fork and plate. While not a new concept, hand pies turn apple pie into a convenient, easy and messf re e t re a t f o r F o u r t h o f J u l y celebrations. The term hand pie has been around for a long time; farming cultures used to make them for workers to eat in the field. And they’re different from tarts, which lack top crusts and are cooked in a shallow pan. If apple pie isn’t your favorite, y o u c a n m a k e a f i l l i n g f ro m fresh berries instead. You will need to increase the amount of cornstarch, depending on how juicy your berries are. You want the filling to be thick so it doesn’t ooze out. To add visual appeal, small cookie cutters can be used to create the steam vents in the top rounds of dough. Be sure to do so before placing the dough over the

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With all the backyard parties, barbecues and picnics in summer, pasta salads tend to go into heavy rotation. And with good reason. Pasta salads are quick and easy to make and can be prepped way in advance. They also are easily adapted to cater to whatever flavors you favor. This version adds some bright colorful veggies to wagon wheel pasta, but feel f re e t o s u b s t i t u t e w h i c h e v e r vegetables and pasta you prefer. We ’ v e a l s o a d d e d t h e m e a t (shredded) from a rotisserie chicken; this saves time and keeps you from having to heat up the kitchen to roast your own. You also could leave out the chicken for a vegetarian version, or use cut-up ham or small shrimp in its place. HONEY POPPY SEED PASTA SALAD Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 12 1 pound wagon wheel pasta 30-ounce rotisserie chicken 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and diced 1 orange bell pepper, cored and diced 1 cup snow pea pods, halved lengthwise 1 apple, cored and diced 1 cup grapes, halved 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup honey 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Zest of 1/2 orange 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 / 4 t e a s p o o n g ro u n d b l a c k pepper 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (optional) Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain the pasta, then transfer to a paper- or kitchen towel-lined rimmed baking sheet. Set aside to cool and dry for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the meat from the chicken, then use your fingers or 2 forks to shred and pull it apart. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, both bell peppers, snow peas, apple, grapes and scallions. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, m u s t a rd , o r a n g e z e s t , p o p p y seeds, salt and pepper. When the pasta has cooled, add it to the bowl with the veggies and chicken, then toss to combine. Add the dressing and stir to coat. Sprinkle with the almonds, if using. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 387 calories; 106 calories from fat (27 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 66 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrate; 26 g protein; 3 g fiber; 452 mg sodium. ••• Summer grilling season is a great excuse to give the pizza delivery guy a break. Grilling infuses pizza with a wonderful smoky flavor and a crisp, chewy crust. But you need to know a few basics. First, your toppings need to be precooked because the pizza won’t be on the grill long enough to cook them there. Second, it’s important to start with clean, well-oiled grates. The dough will stick to any charred bits of food

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APPLE HAND PIES Start to finish: 1 hour Makes 18 hand pies 2/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 tablespoon butter 3 small baking apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and diced (about 2 cups) 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon water Tw o 1 4 . 1 - o u n c e p a c k a g e s re f r i g e r a t e d p i e d o u g h ( e a c h package contains 2 rounds of dough) 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. In a deep skillet over mediumhigh heat, melt the butter. Add the apples and 1/3 cup of the sugar mixture. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes, or until just tender. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch, lemon juice and water, then add to the apples and stir. Cook until the juices thicken and bubble, about 1 minute. Set the filling aside to cool. Heat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. One at a time, on a lightly floured surface unroll each of the 4 rounds of pie dough. Using a 3-

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Entrees include: choice of potatoes (mashed or baked), salads, rolls & condiments.

Senior Citizen Special

5 Oz Steak Tips, 7 Oz Chopped Steak, 7 Oz Grilled Chicken Breast or Grilled Shrimp Skewer Serviced with 2 sides plus a roll


$ 99

plus tax

*Coupon good for pick-up or dine-in only, one coupon per person. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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LOST (Jason Dr.—@Old Troy Rd.): Siamese Cat—female, white w/gray markings, shy/scared. 618/2882639. Report sightings—618/9724872 LOST Female, Brown Stripped Tabby Cat, spayed. Lost Kingsley Way Dr., Glen Carbon. Little shy - “Puddin”. Any information regarding this animal please call PSO Foster 618-288-2639 or the party involved at 618288-7350. MISSING from Montclair area since June 13th Male White Siamese Cat w/dark paws. Micro-chipped. 618-830-7631.

Trucks, Vans, & SUV's

Child/ Elder Care

CAREGIVER for male Alzheimer’s patient, Hamel, a couple nights/week. 618/9109114

Carrier Routes 401 Substitute needed to deliver newspaper motor route on Friday afternoons. Approximately 280 papers. Area covered is Rt 159 South, Goshen Rd, Cottonwood Rd, into Troy. Need to be available at 11:00a.m. Approximately 130 miles. Contact The Edwardsville Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 20.

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To Place Classified Advertising With The Intelligencer, Please Call 656-4700, ext. 27

Advertise It In The Classifieds! To List Your Specialized Service In The Intelligencer’s Service Directory, Call The Classified Department At 656-4700, ext. 27 If you have a specialized service and want to attract customer traffic, an ad in our Service Directory is a great way to do so!


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2003 Town & Country Silver Exterior, Navy Blue Interior Non-Smoking, Brand New Brakes New Air Conditioner, Remote Start, Non Smoker Vehicle, Runs And Drives Excellent. FREE Carfax Report, 111,850 Miles $7200/OBO 618-505-3868

2005 GMC SLT 2500 Ext. Cab 4x4, 73K Miles Vortec V8 Automatic Carbon Metallic Exterior, Dark Leather Interior, Rollup Jack Rabbit Hard Bed Cover, Rhino Lining. All Options, Incl: Climate Control, Satellite Radio, CD, Cassette, PW, PL, Cruise, Power Seat. New Tires, Towing Pkg., One Owner By Owner $20,000/OBO Edwardsville 618-692-1319

Campers, RV's & GoCarts


Colman’s Country Camper’s • SALES • SERVICE • ACCESSORIES • PROPANE Pre-owned priced BELOW BOOK VALUE Great deals on NEW 2010’s!! Check out our inventory online. Colman’s Country Campers #2 Fun St Hartford, IL 62048 618-254-1180

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER Help Wanted Classifieds New employment listings weekly in many different fields.

• Full Time Our • Part Time Help Wanted • Permanent Classifieds • Temporary Provide Leads

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent






2 BD 3rd flr Apt. - Luxury plus! Rehabbed brick warehouse on 3 quiet acres dwntn Edwville. $750 + dep. Avl 8/1. No pets 270 W. Union 692-9119

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL CLEANING, dependable. Metro East. 2 BDR LOFT apt in Troy. Newly Free consultations. References remodeled, new carpet, located available. 618/830-3183 in a very quiet & nice neighborhood. No pets, $535/mo inclds W/S/T pick-up 618-830-4183.

Houses For Rent

2 Bdrm Montclaire area, bsmnt, 1 car garage, screened porch $900/mth. Call 618-541-5831 or 618-655-0334.


1, 2, & 3 BR Maintenance-free Homes & Villas New construction

DOLCE PROPERTIES 618/972-5415 2 BD 1 BA in Edw, remodeled bath & kitchen, lrg fenced yard, W/D included. Unfinished basement. $735/mth. 618-304-3638.


2 METAL HEADBOARDS, twin, goldtone; 1 TWIN frame; $5each. 692-0725.

Apts, Duplexes, & Homes Visit our website 656-2230

Convertible CRIB/Toddler Bed, STROLLER/Carseat, Highchair, Diaper Genie—all good-condition, $100/OBO. 618/692-1238

Cntry home-Dorsey, IL: view of lake/woods; 3ac.: lg kit, bsmt w/fp, 2.5 BR,1.5 BA; barn avlb. $1050, $600dep. 618/709-0205



Antique w/corner posts. About ten sections. 972-0948



Free kittens to good home. Will pay to spay or neuter. Call 618-406-5008 daytime After 6:00pm 618-344-0409.

HARTMANN RENTALS 344-7900 for Photos & details 24/7 recording 345-7771

Apts/Duplexes For Rent


Half Siamese kitten, 10 weeks, 1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: $20. (314)285-5303 Alton, 618- Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceil917-7535. ing fans, cable, sound walls, offKittens—-FREE-to-good-home! st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. 1Female—gray/white; 2Male— $780/mo. 618/345-9610 give cream color; 1Male— AM/PM phone. cream/white. 8 weeks old/litter 1 & 2 Bdrm apartments & towntrained 655-0414. homes conveniently located. Most utilities paid. NO deposit w/1 year lease. 618-931-0107.



We can help sell those special puppies, kittens or any other pet!!! Want to know more? CALL US FOR DETAILS 656-4700 EXT 27

2 BR apt., $580/mo. ,Maryville, WST, stove, refrig. Newly remodeled, off street parking. 10 minutes from SIUE. Now available. 618-288-3286.

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APTS/CONDOS/HOUSES COLLINSVILLE/MARYVILLE & EDWARDSVILLE 1 bed $425-$550 2 bed $475-$1650 3 & 4 bed $800-$1500 HARTMANN RENTALS 344-7900 for Photos & details 24/7 recording 345-7771

1BR Apt, downtown Edw, 5 min. from SIUE. All elec; newly remodeled; new appl. $575/mo incl. w/s/t; no pets 806-2281

2 Bdrm apt in Glen Carbon. W/D hookups. $740 per month. Avail. Aug. 1st. 618-975-0975 Quiet residential neighborhood. 2 BR; all appliances incl. wshr/dryer; w/s/t. Garages available. $750/mo. Call 618-343-4405 or go to:

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Homes For Sale


Cross-Town or Cross-Country: Home Buyers Relocation Services. Exclusively for buyers! 656-5588, 800-231-5588 Custom home on private wooded cul-de-sac lot in Meridian Woods. Glen Carbon. $899,000 618/402-2990 FSBO: Modern ranch w/update desirable Edw. location. 3 Bd, 2 BA, open floor plan. Finished basement. $185,000. Call Joe at 618-779-4698. House for sale 2br 1ba cp cntrl h/a, rear deck, wooded vw 319 M St. 85k 530-1854

OPEN HOUSE SAT.-SUN. 2-6: 201 STURBRIDGE BLVD., GLEN CARBON IL $295K 618/288-3479 4BR, 4BA; lg kit w/granite, appliances included, Mstr BR on m/f., lg Mstr BA w/spa, new roof, beautiful landscaped fenced yd, ingrnd sprinkling system, lg Available Now! 3 Bdrm Town- deck. Edwrdsvle School District. home-$1260 2 Bdrm Duplex$1030. 2 Bdrm townhome- OPEN SUN., 1-3 (618)541-8799 $825. Ask about our Crazy Woods, wildlife and a wrapSpecials & Look N’ Lease. Cer- around porch welcome your tain Restrictions Apply. 618-692- family to this new 4 BR 4 BA country home on 6 ac. Bethalto 9310 area/E’ville Schools. $289,900. Duplex: 2 BR, 1 BA 1100 sq. ft., CA, off-street parking, W/D hookup, no pets/smoking, near Lots For Sale 820 SIUE $800/mo. 618-975-0670. HAMEL: 2 Bedroom Duplex w/ garage and opener. No steps, great for seniors. 656-7337 or 791-9062. Immediate Occupancy: 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments. W/S/T paid. 50 Devon Court., Edw. 656-7337 or 791-9062

Move in Special 1st Month 1/2 off 1 BDR lofts,1bdr dup. CREDIT CHECK. No pets, no smoking 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Glen Carbon $550mo. $550dep; $585mo. Cottonwood Sub., w/d hookups, Garden APTS & TH, Newly $585dep. 656-8953. Renovated, starting at $625 1 Bedroom house 5 miles west (618)346-7878 of SIU. No dogs. $405 per month. 618-254-1680. 1 Bedrooms (single occupancy). $350-$450 monthly, plus utilities and deposit. No pets. 288-5618.


Attention Dentist: Office in 2 Bedroom APARTMENT, Edwardsville, complete with Edwardsville, minutes from mechanical. Available Oct. 1st. SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. Please call for details, $625/month. 618-407-5333 Meyer Realty 618-656-1824 2 BR 1Bth apt, Troy: Close to hiway access, off street parking, on-site laundry. No smoking, no pets $600/mo. 618/975-0670

Bed - Queen PillowTop Mattress 3 BR, 2 BA ranch Glen Cbn.: 2car gar., private setting, 1 acre, 2BR TH 1.5BA, W/S/T incl. W/D Set, NEW, in the plastic, $200 full bsmt., W/D, stove, frig, DW. in unit. I-255/Horseshoe Lake (618) 772-2710 Can Deliver Rd. area.15 min to St. Louis & $1400/mo. Call 618/530/4044. SIUE. No pets. No smoking 3 BR/1BA Cute home, quiet st, $650/mo. 618.931.4700. Appliances 418 remodeled; all applncs. 413 Sanner, Edw. $750/mth. Avail 3 Bdr 2 full bths, Glen Carbon, one car garage, Available early early August. 618/210-7966 GREAT USED APPLIANCES: July. New carpet. $1000/mo. No 4200 Hwy. 111, Pontoon Beach Almost new located in Homes pets. Lve msge: 618/304-3283 of Liberty Place, lrge 4bdr 3bth 618-931-9850. 3 car gar. All applncs. For lease Accepting applications for 1 Large Selection — Warranty $1295/ per mth. 618-593-8355. bedroom unit in Edw. Fridge, stove, window AC’s furnished. Misc. 618-466-8296 or 618-530-6939.


Apts/Duplexes For Rent

MERIDIAN WOODS Custom home sites in private, gated setting. Glen Carbon. 618/402-2990. SUN RIDGE ESTATES 2+ Acre Lots, Edwardsville Call for special prices 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934

Commercial Property For Sale 830 Office space for sale or rent: #2 Ginger Creek Pkwy., Glen Cbn. 2,200 s.f. plus bsmt. $279K $2,500/mo/OBO 618-789-7226

Online Auction Edwardsville, Illinois

4 bedroom & 2 bath home near Holiday Shores Lake. Bank Owned. Call Eric Iman at 314-882-6708

The Intelligencer Call 656-4700 ext 27

Help Wanted General


Motivated sales person needed for insurance agent’s office. Prior experience preferred, willing to train right person. Salary is base plus commission. Employment contingent upon obtaining necessary licenses. Send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted Medical


CNAs- Hiring Bonus In Effect!! PT & FT positions, all shifts. Also: Day CNA Feeder Position; Evening Feeder Position. Apply In Person Mon-Fri 9-4, Bethalto Care Center, 815 S. Prairie St. Bethalto 377-2144

Community Relations Coordinator We are seeking a motivated person for a Community Relations Coordinator for our supportive living facility. Qualified applicants will have to communicate and build relationships for the company, develop extracurricular activities in the community to represent the facility, act as a liaison with area medical groups, present health care services that are available and develop long and short range marketing plans. Candidate must also have excellent writing & organizational skills, possess the ability to work independently and must work well with individuals. This is a career/management opportunity with a great compensation, health/life/dental, plus much more! Please email or send resumes to:

Glenhaven Gardens of Alton 100 Glenhaven Dr. Alton, IL 62002

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John Geimer Jewelry 229 N. Main St. Edwardsville 692-1497 Same Day Ring Sizing Jewelry Repair Diamond & Stone Replacement


Got A Service to Sell? Advertise it in the classifieds! To list your service call the classified department at 656-4700. The Edwardsville Intelligencer reserves the right to remove ads with past due accounts.

July 7, 2011

Bookkeeping & Accounting Services 950


Business Services

Bookkeeping and Accounting For Small Business

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PRISTINE CLEANING Meeting & Exceeding your Expectation! RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • Bonded & Insured • Customized Cleaning Call us today for a free quote on a weekly, biweekly, monthly cleaning

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Sunny Surface Cleaning • Residential • Small Business • Move In/ Move Out • House Sitting • Pet Sitting




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JIM BRAVE PAINTING 20 Years Experience! • Wallpaper • Specialty Painting • Inside or Outside Work • Power Washing • Deck Refinishing Call: (618) 654-1349 or cell phone: (618) 444-0293

Tree Service


Lawn & Home Care


BOB’S OUTSIDE SERVICES •Summer Lawn & Landscape Clean Up • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Power Wash: Deck, Siding, Patio • Driveway & Deck Sealing • MULCH WORK • Landscape Work 25 Years Experience

Call Bob: (618) 345-9131

Lawn & Home Care


AFFORDABLE LAWN CUTTING SERVICES You might be paying too much for your yard services. Give us a call for a FREE estimate

618-520-1415 SPEED or LOOKS

JB’S Lawn Care Residential & Commercial Lawn Care With Care!! Licensed, Insured

Garner’s TREE SERVICE INC. Since 1974 Licensed - Bonded - Insured Tree & Stump Removal Complete Property Maintenance Bucket Truck Track Hoe - Bob Cat

618-659-0558 618-444-0681 COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

• Mowing • Fall Clean-Up • Fertilizing • Landscape Installation • Landscape Maintenance Insured


Foster & Sons Lawn Service

Wade’s Small Engine Repair


Air Conditioning/ Heating 976

AFFORDABLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS Garages, Pole Barns Soffit/Fascia Gutters, Roofing Painting, Windows Room Additions Remodeling Gene Eader 618-540-3533 618-488-6767 Call Bill Nettles with WRN Services CONSTRUCTION REMODELING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE An insured contractor providing quality crafted work. A custom wood work specialist with labor rates starting at $30 per hour!

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& Commercial Pick The Residential Fully Insured Service 618-459-3330 You Need 618-973-8422 From The Classifeds!

MASTER CRAFTSMAN Carpentry, 30 Years Decks, Garages, Remodeling, Home Repair Basement Finishing Ceramic Tile Small Jobs Welcome Reasonable Rates Andy 618-659-1161 (cell) 618-401-7785




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BOB’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Remodeling & Repair Drywall Finished Carpentry Painting Ceramic tile Build & Repair Decks Exterior House And Deck Washing Landscaping Blinds & Draperies Light Fixture & Ceiling Fans No Job Too Small Insured Call Bob Rose 978-8697

Home Improvements

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Bush & Shrub Trimming &



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•Drywall repair •Remodeling •Roof repair •Tile work •Replace fixtures •Caulking Techs highly skilled-all trades Professional - Safe - Reliable “Bonded and Insured”


Free estimates Financing available Repairs and installations

Call us for all of your heating and cooling needs.


Randy Moore Repair Service, Inc. “24 Hour Emergency Service” 35 Years Experience - Code Analysis - Troubleshooting - Service Repairs And Upgrades - All Electrical Items - Install Lights & Fixtures - Complete Rewire


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