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Bikeway navigation MCT issues portable map.

4 Living the dream

Local man devotes time to model railroad.

9 A spellbinding mystery Don't let "the Imposter" go unnoticed.

11 COCA makes plans Winter schedule announced.

14 Kentucky Knife Fight SIUE-based band returns home.

17 Shaw Nature Reserve Prairie Day scheduled.


St. Louis and beer Craft Beer Week begins July 28.




What’s Happening Friday Saturday ____________ July 26 July 27____________ • Willie Akins/Montez Coleman Group, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • James Taylor, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • LucaBrasi, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Ralph Butler, 3:00 p.m. / Radio Star, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Steddy P w/ DJ Mahf, Brett Gretzky, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Disciple, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Ocean Rivals, The Campfire Club, Hidden Lakes, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Mom's Kitchen, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • The Outlaws, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. • The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Dreamgirls, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • Coriolanus, Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • COCA Summer Musical: Legally Blonde, COCA, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Serena Perrone, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12.

• Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • W i t h i n t h e R u i n s , E r ra , Adestria, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • N a ke d R a y g u n w / T h e H u m a n o i d s , U l t ra m a n , T h e Firebird, St. Louis ,Doors 7:30 p.m. • The Blind Eyes, Glossary, Beth Bombara, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Louden Swain 7:00 p.m. / London Calling, 10:30 p.m., The Gramophone, St. Louis • Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, 2:00 p.m. / Mo' Pleasure, 9:30 p.m., Laurie's Place, Edwardsville • Musica Slesa, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. • Bye Bye Birdie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • All That Tap XXI, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Serena Perrone, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. • Contemporary Artists Respond to Art History, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through August 17.

• Great Rivers Biennial 2012, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. • Danielle Spradley: Over Time, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 25. • Liquid Terrain: 20 Years o f Wo r k s o n Pa p e r by E va Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. • A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Laleh Khorramian: Water Panics in the Sea, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 21. • In the Still Epiphany, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. • Journey Stories, Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 4.

Sunday July 28____________ • Train, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Hoosier Daddy's, 2:00 p.m. / Jamberilla, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • C.L.O.W.N., Major Swagg Ink, Tone Bone, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Girl In A Coma w/ Black Box Revelation, DinoFight!,The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

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Above is the MCT bike trail that runs under Buchanan Street in Edwardsville. Below is the portable map.

MCT releases new bikeways map By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge


he newest bikeways map from Madison County Transit fits in your back pocket.

That may be news to many of the thousands of bicyclists, runners, rollerbladers and nature lovers who have hit the trails in and around Edwardsville and Glen Carbon. Actually, a larger, klunkier version of the trail map has been published periodically since 2003, according to Jerry Kane, MCT’s managing director. “By the time we printed the 2010 trail map, the map was very difficult to fold and was too large to be of much use on the trail,” Kane said. So, as with most things in life, the map has shrunk over time. Today it’s 3.5 inches-by-5inches. The transit district is perhaps best known for operating bus service throughout Madison County. As such they became aware of a vendor who marketed “Z card” bus system maps to transit districts. The maps were as small as a credit card to maps the size of the current 2012 Madison County Bikeway Map. “By utilizing the patented ‘Z card’ we were able to have a map that could be easily carried by trail users, was easy to open and close, and was, by

comparison, about half of the size of the previous maps when folded,” Kane said. Maps can be requested at The 2012 Bikeway Map is sandwiched between durable cardboard covers. Madison

County has more than a hundred miles of paved trails, and the map unfolds to feature seven color-coded loops. The

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At top, one of MCT's many bike trails. Above, the portable bikeway map.

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loops range from the 10-mile Goshen-to-Heritage-to-Nickel Plate loop in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon to the 31.1 mile loop around the Nature, Nickel Plate, Heritage, Goshen and Schoolhouse trails. While MCT has never solicited comments outright, many have been left on the district’s web site. “We rode about 17 miles of your trails Saturday and enjoyed it very much,” wrote Jimmy Williams of O’Fallon, Ill. “The trails were in great shape and good for riders of all ages and skill level. Would like to have maps of all of the trails to help plan our next outing.” Steve Lynn, of Highland, planned to use the map to start running the trails to train for a marathon. Others said they planned to begin with the 10-mile loop and ride their way through all seven. The map includes bike-totransit connections that are identified by a bus symbol. Madison County, Kane said, is perhaps the only transit system in the country that owns its own bikeway system. And all MCT buses have operational bike racks. The district also has a companion MCT Bus System map, illustrating the bus routes and related transit information such as fares and policies. The bikeway/trail connections are designated by a bicycle symbol on the transit map.

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People Local man lives his retirement dream Jerry Prott's ever-growing N scale model railroad By MATT WINTE For The Edge


ll of us dream about the day that we can retire from our jobs and spend more of our time on our hobbies. For Jerry Prott Sr., retirement meant that he would get to spend more time working on his model trains. Prott is a lifelong resident of the metro-east, born in 1944 in Marine, and currently lives in Edwardsville with his wife of 48 years, Sherry Prott. Prott’s love of trains began when he was just a little boy and was given a Lionel train to play with. Then in 1970 after a childhood friend bought a model train, Prott decided to get one. “I wanted one too, so I ended up with N scale because that is what I bought here from town (Edwardsville),” Prott said. “He had HO (scale) and we would kinda work back and forth with each others and mine just got a little bigger than his.” Now at the age of 68, Prott is working on his fourth layout which is the biggest layout to date. “When we moved to Esic, I asked the wife if she wanted a basement. She said 'No' because the laundry was upstairs.” So work began on the current layout in April of 1998. In the beginning of the layout he would work from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. every night, quit, watch the news and then go to bed. Then in 2003 after retiring from his job at Olin Corporation, where he worked for 40 years, the layout


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Edwardsville's Jerry Prott Sr., above, and his massive N scale model railroad layout. grew and grew. Currently the layout covers almost his entire basement with space to walk around and work on the display and keep it running right. Prott’s layout features a number of different environments including a rock quarry, city, farm, Amish community, and an oil refinery just to name a few. It’s really an entire working community with all of the trappings one

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would expect to see. So good is Prott’s layout that it has been featured in “N Scale” magazine, a magazine dedicated to N scale trains. To put it into perspective, the scale that Prott works is approximately 1:148 to 1:160. So 33 feet of track equals one scale mile. Prott’s current layout has approximately 14.4 scale miles of

track or 475 feet. Other features include: 1,936 people, 1,200 train cars, 451 telephone poles, 18 cell towers, 410 buildings, 247 air conditioners, 11 working street lights and more than 7,200 trees. “It wasn’t going to go this far,” Prott said. “But like anything else the more you get, the more room you gotta have.” On its own, his layout is very impressive but what makes

the entire thing even more impressive is the fact that many of the items are handmade. He has used numerous household items that most people would just throw out. He has made storage tanks out of small medicine bottles, pieces of PVC pipe have been cut and painted to look like grain silos, bits of plants and rope have been painted and shaped to look like trees. Other hand built items include train cars, propane tanks, all of the rocks that make up the terrain and much more. “You can build anything out of anything if you just try,” he said Even with the layout reaching its current size amd Prott having spent thousands of hours working on it, he has no plans of slowing down and is currently working on building an ore dock were he can have a space where ore can be loaded on to boats. “I don’t think a person ever gets done with a hobby. He is always working to improve.” When Prott is not working on his trains or spending time with his wife or three grandchildren, he can be found participating in events with the Mississippi Valley N Scalers, a local club that meets annually and displays trains at various shows around the country. Prott encourages anyone who is interested in model trains to speak to somebody at their local hobby shop to find out about the hobby and wants to let people know that if they are interested in seeing his layout, all they have to do is call him and make an appointment to see it. For anyone interested in making an appointment, Prott can be reached at 656-6220.



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Schedule announced for Alton Farmers’ & Artisians’ Market The Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market starts on Saturday, June 2nd at a new location for the 2012 season, in the parking lot at the corner of 9th Street & Piasa St. (US Hwy 67). Organizers have also added a second day; the Market will now be open every Wednesday evening from 4-7pm in addition to the usual Saturday mornings from 8am-Noon, through October 13th. Shoppers will find a wide selection of locally-grown seasonal fruit and vegetables, including heirloom varieties and organically grown crops. Along with produce, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, grass-fed meat, local honey, fresh bread and other baked goods, handmade soap, and a large assortment of handcrafted artwork such as pottery, stained glass and woodworking items will be available. Alton Main Street organizes the market, which has been in operation for approximately 18 years. “We are very excited to be moving to this great new location that offers double the parking, all on flat ground,� said Sara McGibany, Executive Director, “We are installing signage to lead shoppers from the old location to the new one, and since we're relocating just under a mile

away on the same road, we are confident that everyone will be able to find us.� The event has a new facebook page that can be found at:, where the public can be updated on what produce is in season and receive reminders on upcoming entertainment and activities. For more information on this project and other ways that Alton Main Street is working to revitalize downtown Alton, please visit www. 2012 CALENDAR: 8/4 - Live Music from The Waters Trifecta, Celebrity Chef - Keith Davis from Southern Girls BBQ; “Arts in the Park� (10-11:30) - Texture Building- Embellish drawn buildings with an assortment of different textures 8/11 - National Farmers Market Day & “Arts in the Park� (10-11:30) - Three-Dimensional Landscapes- Create a vast mountainous landscape enhanced by lifelike texture 8/18 - “Arts in the Park� (10-11:30) - Pigment Art- Use natural dyes and pigments to make a masterpiece 8/25 - Celebrity Chefs - Laurie & Geo from Chez Marilyn & Face painting 9/1 - Live Music from Justin Georgewitz 9/8 - Environmental Educators Day 9/15 - Fall Recipe Day


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People People planner Louis C.K. to appear at The Fox E m m y Aw a rd a n d G r a m m y Award winning comedian Louis C.K. – creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network’s critically acclaimed series Louie –will perform a special engagement, Louis C.K. Live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all shows are $45.00 (inclusive of all fees) and are on sale now exclusively available at Louis C.K.’s website, In a statement on from Louis, “This year, I'm trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online… I've cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing.” B a c k i n D e c e m b e r, 2 0 1 1 Louis released his last standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success. Louis was nominated for four 2011 Emmy Awards for Louie, which will have its season premiere on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m., and his standup special “Hilarious” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special and Outstanding Wr i t i n g f o r a Va r i e t y, M u s i c or Comedy Special. He recently won four awards at the 2012 Comedy Awards including Sketch Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing TV for Louie, as well as Comedy Special of the Year and “Stand Up Tour” for Live at the Beacon Theatre. Louie was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. “Hilarious” was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

Saint Louis Art Museum plans summer film series Featuring big-screen movies, local entertainment and Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Fest, the lineup is set for the Saint Louis A r t M u s e u m ’ s T h i rd A n n u a l Outdoor Film Series. Musical performances begin at 7:00 p.m. on Art Hill Plaza. All films are free and begin promptly at 9:00 p.m. The Museum’s Main Level and restrooms will remain open until 11:00 p.m. Free parking is available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Fest will take place each Friday with a selection of local mobile eateries positioned on Fine Arts Drive. Favorites include Go Gyro Go, Seoul Taco, Completely Sauced, Chop Shop and Papa Tom’s Fancy Franks. Food truck service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 27 “Goldfinger” Big Brother Thunder and the MasterBlasters Big Brother Thunder and the MasterBlasters draws on African, Caribbean and Brazilian styles and rhythms to create an energetic


blend of funk-soul with rock and jazz. Big Brother Thunder, a male and female group of vocalists and musicians, combines its talent with the MasterBlasters, a horn trio, producing a sound you can’t help but move to. The Saint Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Series is presented by Macy’s. Premier media sponsorship provided by KMOV. Food Truck Fest presented by S a u c e M a g a z i n e . P ro m o t i o n a l support provided by Fresh 102.5, St. Louis Magazine and STL Family. Additional support provided by Cutter Insect Repellent. The Museum is regularly open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Friday. For more information on the Outdoor Film Series, please visit

Admission to Inspired by Nature is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Over his 50-plus year career as a wildlife artist, Bateman has exhibited his work in England, Monaco, Japan, South Africa, Russia, and throughout Canada and the U.S., including a major show at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The National Audubon Society named Bateman one of the 20th Century’s 100 Champions of Conservation in 1998. “Robert Bateman’s ability as an artist to observe, record and bring to life the beauty and majesty of a golden eagle plummeting from a mountaintop, a moose making tracks in the snow, or a white-

a n d t h e U . S . To re g i s t e r f o r programs, visit education or call (314) 646-4544. Inspired by Nature is made possible through the generous bequest of longtime Zoo donors, C.C. Johnson and Edith Spink, and with the support of the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation. Peabody Hall, located on Historic Hill, was originally an elephant house which kept such celebrities as Miss Jim. In 2010, the building was fully renovated to become an exhibit hall and rental facility. Inspired by Nature is Peabody Hall’s second exhibit and is slated to run through 2014. For more information, visit www.

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Zoo to feature Inspired by Nature exhibit Escape to a temperaturecontrolled haven at the Saint Louis Zoo where a buffalo roams, an eagle soars, a rhino storms, a black wolf silhouettes against a night sky and a tiger emerges in the dawn. These things and more can be seen at Inspired by Nature, a collection of stunning original paintings by internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and conservationist, Robert Bateman, opening to the public on May 11 in Peabody Hall. The exhibit f e a t u re s m o re t h a n 2 0 m a j o r wildlife paintings in Bateman’s portfolio, including Majesty on the Wing, Master of the Herd and Power Play.

throated sparrow singing atop a stem has truly helped many people develop a closer connection to nature, something that is at the core of the Saint Louis Zoo’s m i s s i o n , ” s a i d D r. J e ff re y P. Bonner, Dana Brown president & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo. Inspired by Nature will also be the focus of various Education Department programs and activities that give visitors and members an opportunity to explore their own artistic skills. The Zoo will be partnering with Bateman’s Get to Know Program, designed to employ art contests, events and other techniques to connect young people with the animals and plants of their local natural areas throughout Canada

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Religion You may be chosen for a task Through the years, I have belonged to quite a few clubs and groups, including those at my church. I’ve found that the same mentality exists in most groups. We all love attending, but we really don’t want to be the person responsible. If groups are looking for leaders, we all have the same response. “Oh, I’m sure there are folks who’d do a much better job than I could ever do.” Or, maybe, it’s, “I’m so swamped now that there is no possible way that I could take on any more responsibilities.” I remember years ago, my boss at the bank had so many community jobs and he always told me, “If you want something done, the best person to ask is a busy person.” At the time, I found that strange but as the years have passed, I have found that the busy, involved

Doris Gvillo individual does seem to get tasks done while others fail to do so. Why, I don’t have an answer for that. By now, you may be wondering where I am going with this concept. Well, let me share a quote I read a few days back. It is, “God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” Somehow that simple little saying seemed to me to be a challenge. It suggests that we really don’t have to be particularly ‘gifted’ to reply in the affirmative when asked to do some tasks we often say we aren’t prepared or talented enough to do. Doesn’t it suggest that if we were only willing to ‘try’ that perhaps we’d find out we could do some of the tasks we have been avoiding for

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Olympics chief: No guarantee Saudis will send women athletes to London LONDON (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge cannot guarantee “100 percent” that female athletes from Saudi Arabia will compete at the London Olympics, although he remains optimistic the Gulf kingdom will send women to the games for the first time. Rogge told The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee is discussing the “operational details” with Saudi officials for ending their fourdecade-old policy of sending only men to the games. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei have never included women in their Olympic teams but Qatar and Brunei have changed their stances.

Lao Buddhist community in La.’s Iberia Parish opens ordination hall for monks COTEAU, La. (AP) — The Lao Buddhist community in rural Iberia Parish now has a sima, or ordination hall, where Buddhist monks are ordained. The hall sits on the grounds of a Buddhist temple at the heart of Lanexang Village, a Laotian community of about 400 people in Iberia. A dedication ceremony took place last weekend. Construction of the ordination hall took three years and involved help from resident monks and the community, which donated both time and money, said Phanat Xanamane, a first-generation Laotian immigrant. The temple houses about 13 monks from around the world. The ordination hall is considered the “most important structure” on the temple grounds since it provides Buddhists a way to build good karma for themselves, Xanamane said. The hall stands high above the surrounding structures. The building is decorated with blue glass and hand-carved wood. The hall will be closed to the public, accessible only to monks and temple grounds keepers, Xanamane said.

Laotian immigrants first settled in Iberia Parish in the late 1970s and early 1980s after refugees left Laos when communist forces gained control there. Federally supported training for oil-field work led many of the refugees to the parish. Xanamane said the land for what would become Lanexang Village was purchased in 1985 and divided among the families within the community.

years? Maybe we are so hesitant because we really like being uninvolved and don’t want to respond to requests to ‘help’. I sincerely believe that the many times I’ve ‘tried’ to do something I felt I’d never be able to do, it has all worked out in a positive manner. I don’t think I suddenly became ‘brilliant’ overnight. I think it was just trying that enabled others to work with me and the task was accomplished. Someone very dear to me who is no longer living always used to tell me, “Don’t come to me to take the job of being President of our women’s group at church.” She always said she was far too nervous to do that. So, I never approached her but later some other ladies did and she replied, “I had a weak moment and

said I’d try.” Later as she conducted her first meeting, she smiled, and said, “I was so afraid my voice would shake but that’s o.k. but now the paper I’m holding is shaking and I can hardly read it.” But she did and in the years she led the group, she did an outstanding job. I can’t explain why but I would surmise it was because of her willingness to try that she found the ability and strength needed to do the task. Perhaps that is an example of God qualifying someone who responded to the call for service. If we were to look at the people in scripture that were called to serve God in different times in Biblical history, I think we would find that most of them weren’t leaders and rulers, but rather the ordinary people of the day. Even when Jesus called the disciples, they also were ordinary

people who responded to a call. And, if you follow the journey of those, we find that they did great things because they worked under the guidance of a God they loved and trusted. So, perhaps if you are asked to serve in some capacity, you had better avoid the answer, "I couldn't possible do that because I just don’t feel qualified.” It may be that the individual doing the asking will reply, “Oh, don’t worry about that. God will always qualify the one who is called.” At least, think about it before you refuse to serve. You may be the individual that God has chosen to accomplish the task at hand. You’ll never know if you never try.

Birmingham Jewish congregation selling synagogue

selling its campus for $5.5 million. The property includes a social hall, a kosher kitchen, office space and a ritual bath.

Co-president Leslie Kahn said leaders hope to find a buyer who might be willing to share space with the congregation.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Jewish congregation in Birmingham is selling its synagogue after being stung by the tough real estate market. Knesseth Israel Congregation is

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This film image released by Indomina shows a scene from the documentary "The Imposter."

"Imposter" offers spellbinding mystery By JAKE COYLE Associated Press In 1994, a 13-year-old boy named Nicholas Barclay was reported missing from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he turned up in Spain of all places, to the obvious delight of his worried family. Or did he? Who this person is and how he insinuated himself into the lives of unsuspecting strangers is the subject of “The Imposter,” a gripping documentary filled with the kind of twists, turns and dramatic character revelations of a page-turner mystery. This is a movie in which earlobes provide a crucial plot point, just to give you an idea of the kind of detail we get

into here. Director Bart Layton takes a story that was already fascinatingly weird to begin with and makes it even more compelling by structuring it as a shadowy film noir, offering information in expertly paced, precisely measured amounts to maximize suspense. His inventive approach includes reenactments of some events, or as he describes them, “subjective visualizations” of what the key figures are describing in their interviews. Some viewers may have a problem with this tactic — it’s one that James Marsh also employed recently in “Man on Wire” and “Project Nim” — but they make sense within this stylish aesthetic. Layton doesn’t judge any of the people involved, but rather uses this extraordinary

situation in which they all found themselves to explore the nature of truth: how we manufacture it and what we will allow ourselves to believe. “Rashomon”-style recollections of events reinforce the sensation that what we’re watching is disorienting and thrilling at once. At the center, and happily serving as our tour guide from the very beginning, is the imposter himself: a French-Algerian man named Frederic Bourdin who thoroughly explains what he did, step by step. It’s as if he’s even impressed with himself for having pulled off this scam; he repeatedly breaks into a boyishly proud grin as he recalls his actions. This person is obviously dangerous and untrustworthy to us but it’s also easy to

see how he could charm his way into or out of any situation. He’s cunning — he’s a survivor. Bourdin shares how he discovered the name of the missing boy and assumed his identity. After manipulating various authorities in Spain, he was on his way to the United States, accompanied by Nicholas’ excited but understandably confused older sister, Carey, who’d flown out to retrieve him. One look at this guy, with his brown hair and dark eyes, and it’s obvious he’s not the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Nicholas. Never mind the fact that he was also six years older than Nicholas would have been (and looks it), and that he spoke in heavily-accented English. Carey, Nicholas’ mother, Beverly, and the rest of the family were so happy to have their boy

"Ted" worth a look, maybe two By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge In the middle of July, at the height of Summer Movie Gluttony, why would it occur to me that the film I should review is the fourth installment of the Fox animation behemoth Ice Age franchise? I have a pair "very good" reasons: 1. During the recent Independence Day holiday, a thousand other titles opened and have had their say. 2. "The Dark Knight Rises" opened at midnight July 20, which means that nothing else had the guts to open ahead of or concurrently with it. In fact, The Bourne Legacy recently pushed its release date back one week so that it wouldn't have to compete against Batman's third weekend. That's a little much, if you ask me. Overreaction, anyone?

We'll know by this time next week. Since debuting over twelve years ago, Ice Age has enthralled millions of children and their parents with delightful animation that blends state-of-the-art computer-generated special effects and classic Merry Melodies silliness calling back the great days of Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons. Unfortunately for this reviewer, nothing has really changed. A trio of survivors - Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano), a tough but lovable saber tooth tiger named Diego (Denis Leary, starring in the box office's top two movies this week), and lisping sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) - continue to thwart evolution and broaden their social circle of great celebrity voice actors. And keep the Blue Sky Animation cash machine rolling along. When Scrat, the acorn-obsessed

rat-like squirrel, falls afoul of the Earth's core, he causes the separation of the continents and the separation of Manny from his family, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Peaches (Keke Palmer), his precocious/rebellious daughter. With Diego, Sid, and Sid's Granny (Wanda Sykes) in tow, Manny captains a runaway iceberg in hopes of reuniting with his family and the other prehistoric creatures that are trapped with them. A runin with a pack of siren sea monsters and a band of pirates gives the action some filler. Peter Dinklage, Aziz Ansari, and Jennifer Lopez, as a lavender female saber named Shira, co-star. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" runs 109 minutes and is rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril. I give this film one star out of four. One of the brighter spots this

Summer has been the recurring success of "Ted," a raunchy, raucous story about a man and his teddy bear. It, much unlike Ice Age 4, is wholly worth seeing more than once. Don't let the month end without checking out this funniest movie of the middle part of the year. When lonely Boston child John Bennett (played as an adult by Mark Wahlberg) made a wish on a cold Christmas Eve, little did he know that it would affect his life for years to come. His wish, you see, brought to life the cuddly stuffed toy he was to receive as a gift the next morning. The anthropomorphized bear (voiced by director Seth MacFarlane, the creator of TV's "The Family Guy") becomes an instant celebrity and friends with everyone from Johnny Carson to Norah Jones to, in the film's best bit, Flash Gordon star Sam Jones.

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As best friends, John and Ted grow up and share an apartment where they revel in their shared arrested development. Smoking a little grass and acting like morons makes for a fun time until it starts to cramp the style of John's understanding girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). Once she's had enough, it's time for Ted to get a job and find his own digs. That's when the humor takes a truly surreal turn. A subplot about a weirdo father (Giovanni Ribisi) and his creepy son (Aedin Mincks) trying to "buy" Ted from John is both ludicrous, cringe-inducing, and a riot. It makes the late night Fenway Park setting of the movie's climax a truly inspired choice. Go see it now! "Ted" runs 106 minutes and is rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. I give this film three stars out of four.

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

"The Amazing Spider-Man"

It's impossible to avoid the comparisons, so we may as well just get them out of the way early so we can move on. This reboot — Prequel? New chapter? It's hard to decide what to call it — is pretty much different in every way from the staggeringly successful Marvel Comics-inspired trilogy that preceded it. The basics are the same: A high school kid gets bitten by a scientifically modified spider, discovers he has newfound super powers, decides to use them as a vigilante crime fighter and takes to the streets of New York in an unforgivingly tight red-and-blue suit. But in terms of tone, characters, performances and even visual effects, "The Amazing Spider-Man" feels like its own separate entity. It may not be as transporting an experience as those earlier films, especially the first two, but it finds a distinct voice. Much of that has to do with the central performance from Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. In the hands of Tobey Maguire, who originated the role in "Spider-Man" a decade ago, Peter was nerdy, scrawny, insecure — that's how his everyman relatability manifested itself. Garfield plays Peter as more of a misunderstood outsider, a rebel with a chip on his shoulder. And that slightly arrogant attitude gives the whole movie a restless, reckless energy and a welcome sense of danger. At the helm, Marc Webb is a very different sort of director. He may not have sounded like the most obvious choice for a hugely anticipated blockbuster based on his only previous feature, the romantic comedy charmer "(500) Days of Summer." His big set pieces may lack some of the imagination that director Sam Raimi brought, but they'll do. More importantly, though, he conveys an emotional truth, a pervasive sense of humanity, which may be an even tougher feat in this kind of fantastical scenario. Emma Stone is bright as ever as Peter's love interest, Gwen Stacy, with Rhys Ifans nicely underplaying his role as Spider-Man's nemesis. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. RUNNING TIME: 138 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

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It's that increasingly rare kind of film: an adult drama. The filmmakers seem so nervous about this prospect that they fill the movie with action-film editing and a camera that moves so restlessly through domestic life that you'd think it lost its keys. It comes from the screenwriting duo of Alex Kurtzman (who makes his directorial debut) and Roberto Orci, who wrote the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, among other blockbusters. Chris Pine stars as Sam, a glib New Yorker reluctantly summoned home to Los Angeles for his father's funeral, where he discovers that his rock producer dad secretly fathered a daughter (Elizabeth Banks). She's a recovering alcoholic working as a bartender, trying desperately to get by as a single mom to a sarcastic, troublemaking 11-year-old (Michael Hall D'Addario). Sam befriends them without revealing their shared roots. It's a soapy set-up of a familiar, heart-rending melodrama. But it owes much of its charm to the excellent Banks, who enters the film like a powerhouse, striding in heels and a black mini-skirt to the principal's office to pick up her son, while chastising a pair of ogling students: "I know your mothers," she says. RATED PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality. RUNNING TIME: 114 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


A teddy bear who smokes pot, parties with hookers, beds pop stars and spews profanity in a New England accent as thick as chowdah? Such a creature could only come from the blissfully twisted mind of "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, confidently making his feature directing debut. If you love his show, you'll probably love this: In a lot of ways, "Ted" feels like a live-action, big-screen version of "Family Guy" with its pop-


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culture references and inappropriate racial humor, flashbacks and non sequiturs. (MacFarlane co-wrote the script with two of his longtime collaborators on the series, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.) He's even included the same sort of full orchestral arrangements of jaunty transitional music between scenes. And Ted, whom MacFarlane himself voices, happens to sound exactly like Peter Griffin (which would have been obvious even without a throw-away joke spelling it out for us). Still, you chuck enough of this stuff at a wall and some of it will stick. Most of it does, actually, for most of the time, with only a few of the one-liners showing signs of strain. "Ted" also happens to be sweeter than you might expect, despite the predictability of its formula. Mark Wahlberg stars as John, whose wish upon a star as a lonely kid in the '80s turned his Christmas-morning teddy bear into a walking, talking friend for life. Decades later, John and Ted are still best buddies living in Boston; despite the adolescent attachment, John has managed to carve out a healthy, four-year relationship with the beautiful and exceedingly patient Lori (Mila Kunis, who voices awkward teenage daughter Meg on "Family Guy"). But by this point, something's gotta give. RATED R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Magic Mike"

Steven Soderbergh makes movies about sexy subjects, then strips away the sexiness about them. He is fascinated by process, often to a clinical extent. In recent years this has been true of "The Girlfriend Experience" (starring real-life porn star Sasha Grey as a high-priced Manhattan call girl), "Contagion" (about a viral outbreak that claims lives worldwide) and "Haywire" (featuring mixed-martial artist Gina Carano as a special-ops agent seeking revenge for a betrayal). Even the glitzy, star-studded "Ocean's 11," one of Soderbergh's most pleasingly escapist films, takes its time laying out every detail of its ambitious Las Vegas casino heist. Now he's directed "Magic Mike," about the cheesy world of male stripping in the cheesy setting of Tampa, Fla. Yes, the dance numbers themselves exude masculine, muscular heat — how could they not with guys like Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello strutting on stage in barely-there costumes? — but Soderbergh and writer Reid Carolin take us behind the scenes and linger over the mundane minutiae of the performers' daily lives. They go thong shopping. They rehearse their routines. They lift weights backstage. And they count their dollar bills when their work is done. Even the after-hours hook-ups with liquored-up ladies from the audience seem like one more obligatory step, like brushing your teeth before going to bed. It all seems glamorous and thrilling at first, though, for Pettyfer's character, Adam, who becomes known as The Kid. A neophyte in this neon-colored world, he serves as our guide once the more established Mike (Tatum) recruits him to be a dancer at the Club Xquisite male revue. RATED R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


Oliver Stone’s latest is a lurid, pulpy film noir with a sexy, sometimes dreamlike California beach vibe. It’s an intriguing contrast, this mixing of a genre and an aesthetic that may not necessarily sound like they’d blend well together, but the result is the most explosively poppy film Stone has made in a long time. “Savages” is darkly funny and stylishly violent but never reaches the overwhelming level of audiovisual assault of, say, “Natural Born Killers,” for example. Directing from a script he co-wrote with Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (based on Winslow’s novel), Stone draws us into this glamorous yet seedy world and draws strong performances from his eclectic ensemble cast. Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson co-star as best friends and business

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partners Chon and Ben, young surfer-dude bad-asses who got rich quick growing a particularly strong strain of pot. They live in a spectacular Laguna Beach home with endless views of the Pacific Ocean and happily share the affections of their mutual girlfriend, the beautiful, blonde O (Blake Lively). Everything’s going great until the leader of a Mexican cartel, the regal but ruthless Elena (a fantastic, scenery-chewing Salma Hayek) tries to expand her territory by taking over their business. Much brutal bloodshed ensues. RATED: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout. RUNNING TIME: 129 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Katy Perry: Part of Me”

This Katy Perry documentary and its forerunner, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” are mesmerizing pieces of pop propaganda. Both 3-D concert films give a reality TV-style portrait of a young star, scrubbed clean, at the pinnacle of pop: touring sold-out arenas while making Herculean sacrifices, always finding time for their fans and goofing around with their entourages of stylists and assistants. They’re unabashedly commercial movies made about unabashedly commercial enterprises. And yet they’re kind of fascinating. That’s because “Part of Me” is as good a document you’re likely to find of modern pop stardom: how it’s packaged, how it’s sold and what kind of power it holds over screaming ‘tween girls. The film, directed by reality show veterans Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (the pair produced “Never Say Never,”) follows Perry’s 2011 California Dreams world tour. The bluehaired, dinner-plate eyed 27-year-old makes for a compelling character, but the film doesn’t succeed as a full portrait. A less PG-friendly, more complicated version of the star surely exists offscreen. It must. RATED: PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking. RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“Take This Waltz”

Here’s how masterfully Sarah Polley manipulates tone in just her second film as writer and director: She takes the Buggles’ peppy ‘80s anthem “Video Killed the Radio Star,” best known as the video that launched MTV, and finds unexpected poignancy in it. Following Polley’s beautiful 2006 debut “Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz” further establishes the young Canadian as an exciting filmmaker to watch, one with a maturity beyond her years. She takes risks, isn’t afraid to explore raw emotions and is willing to let her characters make mistakes that could make them unlikable. At the same time, Polley (who’s been an actress herself) never judges them. Instead, she depicts the giddy, fleeting and illusory nature of new love, and lets us get caught up in it, too. Michelle Williams gives the kind of subtle, complex performance we’ve come to expect from her as Margot, a freelance writer living in Toronto with her husband of five years, Lou (Seth Rogen, surprisingly good in a more low-key, dramatic role), a cook who spends his days in the kitchen working on chicken recipes. While out of town for an assignment, Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby). Their chemistry is immediate but it becomes even more obvious once they find they’re seated together on the flight home. Then as they share a cab from the airport, it turns out they just happen to live across the street from each other. As Margot and Daniel find reasons to bump into each other, the flirtation and tension steadily build. RATED: R for language, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity. RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

The Arts

COCA will heat up the winter For the Edge Since 1986, COCA has been a St. Louis institution. COCA has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for their outstanding work at fulfilling their commitment to their mission of building lives and community through the arts. Annually, COCA offers 500 classes in dance, music, drama, the visual and culinary arts, which are taught by a distinguished faculty of 150 professionally trained artist-instructors, both on and, off-site; presents innovative exhibitions and educational programs featuring regional, national, and international artists; and offers multi-faceted outreach programs, free of charge, which include after-school arts classes, a pre-professional dance program, summer arts camps, an art & technology program, SchoolTime arts residency program and a scholarship fund. In addition, each year, 12,000 children, teens and adults visit COCA for their Family Theatre Series, which presents internationally acclaimed music, theatre and dance performances. COCA recently announced the lineup for its 2012-2013 Family Theatre Series. Running from October 2012 through March 2013, the series is presented in an intimate setting. All performances are one hour and are held in COCA’s Founders’ Theatre–where no seat is far from the stage. hip hOZ October 6-7, 2012 An original COCA production, hip hOZ takes audiences on a hip-hop adventure down

the yellow brick road. Created by COCA instructor and international hip-hop sensation Redd Williams, the performance features the top hip-hop dancers in the region, dazzling choreography and a master mix of songs from The Wiz and contemporary music. COCA presents this high-energy production as part of the American Arts Experience—St. Louis. ImaginOcean October 27-28, 2012 This black-light puppet show has been touring internationally after leaving its offBroadway venue last season. Created by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), ImaginOcean features singing and dancing fish whose repertoire includes everything from R&B to Big Band. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs November 17-18, 2012 The renowned Dallas Children’s Theater, one of the country’s top producers of theatre for children and families, returns to COCA with a musical production that questions the guilt of the Big Bad Wolf. Show-stopping song and dance numbers make this lesson in justice perfect for the whole family. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a cheerful (never hammy) adaptation of the book by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith. In the Loop January 5-6, 2013 In the Loop returns to the COCA stage with its unique mix of hip-hop and modern dance choreography. Featuring COCAdance, COCA’s Hip Hop Crew and recent alumni,

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Above, a scene from the Gruffalo. Below, hipHoz. Both will appear this winter at COCA. In the Loop promises to deliver cutting edge dance moves and lots of variety. Dance demonstrations follow every performance. The Mark of Zorro January 26, 2013 Scotland’s Visible Fictions returns to COCA – this time with a masked man. Appropriate for all intrepid adventurers, The Mark of Zorro features a world of adventure and intrigue and swash buckling fun. The masked champion ricochets from one sticky situation to another in a world where adventure is the name and justice is the game! Guess How Much I Love You February 1-3, 2013 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is a favorite of COCA audiences year after year. The company returns to COCA this season with an adaptation of the awardwinning picture book by author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. With impressive visuals and its own signature style, Mermaid Theatre presents a creative, gently piece for young children and their parents. The Gruffalo March 23-24, 2013 London’s Tall Stories presents this “monster” of a show as part of its world tour. Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs and scary fun. Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo had recent sellout performances at the Scottish International Children’s Festival, Warsaw’s English Theatre and Broadway’s New Victory Theater. The Passing Zone: Gravity Attacks March 23-24, 2013 The Passing Zone’s performance is the closest thing to a world without gravity. Owen Morse and Jon Wee are expert jugglers who

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use comedy and audience participation to make this show a “wow” for all ages. Subscription packages are currently on sale at COCA. Season brochures can be found online at or by calling (314) 725-6555 x130. Packages of five performances cost $69-$89, or for all eight performances, the cost is $108-$132. Single tickets will be on sale beginning August 20. Show times are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Mark of Zorro is only presented on Saturday. Guess How Much I Love You has a Friday, 7:00 p.m. performance instead of a Sunday at 3:30 p.m. show). The COCA Family Theatre Series is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Wells Fargo Advisors is SchoolTime Performance Presenter. Edward Jones and Mary Strauss are Supporting Sponsors. The Cheshire is the Official Hotel of the series. Founders’ Theatre at COCA is located at 524 Trinity Avenue, U. City in the Delmar Loop. COCA-Center of Creative Arts is a nonprofit community arts center with a mission to enrich lives and build community through the arts. COCA connects our community to the arts through programs that emphasize social and artistic diversity, economic and cultural accessibility, hands-on experience of the artistic process, and the highest quality in our faculty. Founded in 1986, COCA is a national leader in innovative community arts education. COCA annually serves more than 50,000 area residents of all ages through multidisciplinary, multi-cultural arts programs that include educational classes, camps, and workshops, both on-site and in community venues; Urban Arts outreach; COCAbiz; the Family Theatre Series; and exhibits of contemporary art in the Millstone Gallery.

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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, July 26 The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Great Rivers Biennial 2012, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Serena Perrone, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Matthew Strauss, Unbearable, PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through July 27. Danielle Spradley: Over Time, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 25. Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Laleh Khorramian: Water Panics in the Sea, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs

through October 21. Contemporary Artists Respond to Art History, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 17. Dark Girls Photography Exhibit, Portfolio Gallery and Education Center, St. Louis, by appointment. Journey Stories, Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 4.

Friday, July 27 The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Serena Perrone, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Great Rivers Biennial 2012, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Matthew Strauss, Unbearable, PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Danielle Spradley: Over Time,

Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 25. Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 26. Contemporary Artists Respond to Art History, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 17. Dark Girls Photography Exhibit, Portfolio Gallery and Education Center, St. Louis, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Journey Stories, Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 4.


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\ Saturday, July 28 The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. A l l T h a t Ta p X X I , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. Serena Perrone, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Contemporary Artists Respond to Art History, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Runs through August 17. Great Rivers Biennial 2012, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 12. Danielle Spradley: Over Time, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 10:00

a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 25. Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Runs through August 18. A Room Divided, The Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Laleh Khorramian: Water Panics in the Sea, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 21. In the Still Epiphany, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. Journey Stories, Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Runs through August 4.

Sunday, July 29 The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Sheldon to feature Hirschfeld The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis announces a major retrospective exhibition of the work of St. Louisborn artist Al Hirschfeld from Sept. 7 through Jan. 5 as part of The Sheldon’s 100th anniversary celebration. Accompanying program: In Conversation: David Leopold and Louise Hirschfeld, Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m., admission free. David Leopold, Archivist, Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and curator of the exhibition Al Hirschfeld’s Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook will share stories and with Al Hirschfeld’s wife and historian Louise Hirschfeld, illuminating the life and career of the illustrious artist. The exhibition is made possible by Mary Strauss and Terry Schnuck.  Al Hirschfeld’s Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, the first major retrospective of the artist to be mounted in his hometown, will feature more than 100 original drawings, paintings, prints, collages, posters and ephemera from his long and important career, and reveals a heretofore unexplored, lifelong fascination with jazz.  In addition to his artwork, the installation will feature his specially- made stereo system, his extensive jazz record collection, and African drums and Balinese shadow puppets from his home.  Born in 1903, Hirschfeld attended Clark Public School in St. Louis.  His art teacher encouraged the family to move to New York in 1914 and there Hirschfeld honed his skills as an artist.  Hirschfeld rose quickly to become the court portrait artist for the theatre and film worlds, including 75 years attending Broadway plays and drawing performers for The New York Times and many other publications. Hirschfeld received two lifetime achievement Tony Awards, and had a Broadway theater named in his honor on what would have been his 100th birthday in 2003. A 1996 documentary about Al Hirschfeld, The Line King, was nominated for an Academy Award.  “St. Louis is where Al was born and first contracted what he called, a ‘sickness for drawing’,” says Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, the artist’s widow

and president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “We are so delighted that he is returning, in style, to his hometown.” Hirschfeld’s name is synonymous with Broadway theatre. His signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, is serious graphic composition, informed by a distinctly modern aesthetic, and leavened by wit. Bringing a new set of visual conventions to the task of performance portraiture when he made his debut in 1926 at the height of the Jazz Age, Hirschfeld enriched and intensified the viewing experience, communicating volumes in a single stroke. The greatest stars of screen and stage clamored to be captured by the “Line King.” The list of personalities that he has rendered is a veritable Who’s Who of Broadway theatre, Hollywood films, and jazz music: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson and Martin Scorsese are all rendered in Hirschfeld’s distinctively bold, curvy line drawings.  However, Mrs. Hirschfeld notes, “Al knew that great performances don’t just happen on New York stages. He understood and appreciated the vibrant regional theaters, concert halls and dance companies that make for a rich tapestry of the performing arts in America.”  The exhibition features drawings from as early as 1914 through 2002.  Beginning with a career overview, the first section of the exhibit features one of his earliest extant works, a beautiful drawing of the Clark Public school in St. Louis, as well as a rich panoply of some of his most iconic works, including portraits of Carol Channing and Laurel and Hardy.  A separate section of the exhibit focuses on his work in jazz and includes luminaries such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Mercer, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, among many others.  ”Al Hirschfeld recorded jazz like no LP, tape, compact disk, or MP3 ever has,” says curator and Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold. “Like his subjects, he improvised with pen and ink, taking basic forms and transmuting them to make an altogether beguiling portrait of jazz.”


Kemper to feature 39 artists in exhibit As a medium, drawing lends itself to the theoretical and experimental. Freed from the obligation to resolve into a finished and independent object — an obligation traditionally associated with painting and sculpture — drawing is at once open and intimate, a field for imaginative elaboration in which new concepts and ideas can emerge and evolve with relative ease. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Sept. 14 to Jan. 7, 2013, brings together more than 60 works by 39 artists, dating from the late 1950s to today. Curated by Meredith Malone, the Museum’s associate curator, the exhibition is drawn primarily from the renowned collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, New York, along with several works donated by the couple to The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Notations focuses on practices that emerged during the postwar period — a time of great innovation in drawing — yet which continue to influence contemporary practitioners. Included are works by Carl Andre, Mel Bochner, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Nancy Holt, Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson and other seminal American artists associated with the rigorous and processoriented practices of Minimalism, post-Minimalism and Conceptual

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ith more than 500 shows and 20 tours under their belt, local band Kentucky Knife Fight has had some success, but to say they are satisfied with what they’ve accomplished would be just plain wrong.

Jason Holler, Curt Brewer, Nathan Jones, Jason Koenig, and James Baker formed Kentucky Knife Fight back in 2005 while they were attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “We met at SIUE. We’re all music lovers and had played in bands our whole lives,” Holler said. “So we decided to start a band as a hobby.” Early on, Kentucky Knife Fight would take what ever time they had to get together to practice and try to figure out what kind of band they were going to be. They also spent a lot of this time just being a band, trying to get to really know each other finding each other’s boundaries and how to communicate with each other. “How to write together – which is a really important part of being a band, because our writing process is very much a democracy," said Holler. “Everybody has a voice in it, everybody has a stake in the song and you often find yourself having to defend your ideas and figuring out a way to give constructive criticism and learning how to take constructive criticism. Just the very basic, how do we do this.” All of this time spent together proved to be exactly what they needed and only a couple of months from inception


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they began playing shows and further working on their songs and their sound. Originally they thought they might try to be a dark bluegrass band but in spite of having a banjo in the band, it never really worked for them. Pulling from influences that run the gamut from roots music to Sixteen Horsepower, The Gun Club, Tom Waits, The Clash, The Stooges and many others, they have found a voice that is part blues, part rock, some punk and rockabilly together to form a sound that is truly unique and grabs your attention. They played their first-ever show at the Stagger Inn and continued to play shows at various bars and clubs in the area, growing a following and writing more and more songs. “Playing around Edwardsville, in places like Stagger is where we grew up as a band that can now headline at midcapacity venues,” Holler said. Then in late 2006, the band decided to record their first record "Live at the Stagger Inn: December 14, 2006." With their early success they continued working on new songs and playing shows while still attending SIUE. After graduating 2008, they decided they were going to get really serious about their music. They recorded their second album "The Wolf Crept, The Children Slept" which won them the River Front Times Best Album of the Year Award in 2009. Having gained a lot of local acclaim, the boys decided it was time to get out and really start touring heavily and get their name out to a larger audience. Tours have taken them across the entire U.S. but they have spent the most time in the southern states, which have been particularly good to the band. “Touring is really great but taxing,” Holler said over the

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phone. “You spend a lot of late nights in bars with bad food. After a show we head back to the hotel depending when the next show is, sleep if possible. Drive to the next city. Get to the venue, check in, unload and get ready for the show. It’s a lot of hurry up and wait.” But in spite of all this, Kentucky Knife Fight loves to tour and has never taken for granted the opportunity they have been given to play their music all over the country with other great bands. “The reaction is almost always positive and we’ve been lucky to be paired with good local bands,” said Holler. Even with all of the touring that they are doing, they are still finding time to play shows all over the metroeast, mainly St. Louis, and record a third album "We’re the Nameless Here" back in 2010. They have also won the RFT Best Rock Band in 2011 and 2012. Currently Kentucky Knife Fight is on a tour that has them traveling across the southern U.S. and returning to St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 4 to play a show at the newly-opened venue, Plush. This show will also be the release of their two newest singles “Misshapen Love” and “Love the Lonely” on seven inch vinyl. They will also be playing a show on Aug. 23 at the Stagger Inn, which will serve as a homecoming for the band. “The Stagger Inn was my place in the city, to have a social life,” said Holler. “I always loved living in Edwardsville, knowing all the people around and the fact that they always supported us and our ideas.” For more information about Kentucky Knife Fight, visit their website or their Facebook page and check out the video for “Love the Lonely” on YouTube.

Music Music calendar Thursday, July 26 Ralph Butler, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Stand Your Ground, Carry Your Ghost, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Three Bad Jacks w/ Bible Belt Sinners, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Ralph Stanley, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 10:00 p.m. Satisfaction: Tribute to the Rolling Stones, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 27 Scott and Karl, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Gold Motel w/ We Should Leave This Tree, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Lions of Hazelwood, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Loose Change, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30

p.m. Musica Slesa, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Mo' Pleasure, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7:00 p.m. Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Within the Ruins, Erra, Adestria, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. Naked Raygun w/ The Humanoids, Ultraman, The Firebird, St. Louis ,Doors 7:30 p.m. The Blind Eyes, Glossary, Beth Bombara, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Louden Swain 7:00 p.m. / London Calling, 10:30 p.m., The Gramophone, St. Louis Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, 2:00 p.m. / Mo' Pleasure, 9:30 p.m., Laurie's Place, Edwardsville

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Sunday, July 29 Train, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. Hoosier Daddy's, 2:00 p.m. / Jamberilla, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton C.L.O.W.N., Major Swagg Ink, Tone Bone, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Girl In A Coma w/ Black Box Revelation, DinoFight!, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Ponderosa, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Monkey Juice, Laurie's Place (Patio), Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. Nancy Herold, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, July 30 I See Stars, Make Me Famous, Ice Nine Kills, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 5:30 p.m. Bane, Terror w/ Naysayer, Rotting Out, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m.

Lewis and Clark announces fall music schedule The Lewis and Clark Community College Music Department is announcing its Fall 2012 calendar. All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Alton Symphony Orchestra concerts. For additional tion on these events and more, contact the Music office at (618) 468-4731 or log on to www. September Tuesday, Sept. 11 Jim Manley in Concert Presented by the Hayner Public Library System and L&C Music Department 7:30 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Wednesday, Sept. 12 Brown Bag Salon – The Landolfi Quartet A string quartet performing a mix of classics and classic rock Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Monday, Sept. 17 Brown Bag Salon Extra – “Music and Memories of the Civil War” The Battle of Antietam – Reflections by Dr. Kelly Oberneufemann with music by Limited Edition Bring your lunch - Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Organ Spectacular III 7:30 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Friday, Sept. 21 Faculty Concert 7 p.m., Ringhausen Music Building Wednesday, Sept. 26 Brown Bag Salon – Featuring Bud Shultz and the “You Can’t Beat Experience” Jazz Band Bring Your Lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building October Wednesday, Oct. 3 Brown Bag Salon – “Opera A-LaCarte” Featuring Susan Parton Stanard and guests Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Tuesday, Oct. 9 Student Recital 12:30 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 10 Brown Bag Salon – Featuring Doug Byrkit on acoustic guitar Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Tuesday, Oct. 16 Brown Bag Salon Extra – Featuring Rebekah Heckler, Jennifer Heckler and Andrea Heckler on violin Bring your lunch – 11 a.m., Ringhausen Music Building Wednesday, Oct. 17 Brown Bag Salon – Featuring

Wayne Kimler on solo classical guitar Performing compositions from around the world Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Saturday, Oct. 20 Heroes of Alton – Featuring the Alton Symphony Orchestra and the L&C Concert Choir In conjunction with the celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Alton 7 p.m., Ann Whitney Olin Theatre, Hatheway Cultural Center Tuesday, Oct. 23 Fall Choral Concert – “Autumn Intermezzo” Featuring the Concert Choir, Limited Edition and the Riverbend Children’s Chorus 7 p.m., Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 31 Brown Bag Salon – Featuring The

Louis Michael Trio Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building November Tuesday, Nov. 6 Student Recital 12:30 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Wednesday, Nov. 7 Brown Bag – “Music of Francis Poulenc” Featuring Barbara Kramer, Susan Parton Stanard, Pauline Stillwell and Ann Davidson Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building Monday, Nov.19 L&C Jazz Band Concert 7:30 p.m., Advanced Technology Center - Trimpe 141 Sunday, Nov. 25 Limited Edition Holiday Concert – “Caroler’s Noel”

In conjunction with the Hayner Library Recital Series 3 p.m., Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer Adams Parkway in Godfrey Seating reservations not needed. Monday, Nov. 26 Guitar and Wind Ensemble Concert Featuring the L&C Guitar Ensemble and the L&C Wind Ensemble 7 p.m., Ringhausen Music Building Tuesday, Nov. 27 Student Recital 12:30 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Choral Holiday Concert – “Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes”

Featuring the Concert Choir, Limited Edition and the Riverbend Children’s Chorus 7:30 p.m., Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 28 Brown Bag – Featuring Jamie Mills singing Christmas favorites Bring your lunch – Noon, Ringhausen Music Building December Sunday, Dec. 2 Third Annual “Sing-along Messiah” Bring your score or borrow one at the door and usher in the holiday season singing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. All singers are welcome and admission is free.

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Music Tuning in Wildey to host rock tribute bands The Wildey Theatre is proud to present the Legends of Rock Tribute Series. With tributes to The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, The Allman Brothers Band, and Bob Seger, and soon to come Tom Petty, there's a little something for everyone. Join us as we pay homage to some of the greatest rock artists of the last forty years. Recieve a $5 discount per ticket when you purchase tickets to at least three of these terrific events. • Satisfaction - Tribute to the Rolling Stones July 26 – The Wildey Theatre is proud to present Satisfaction, a Tribute to the Rolling Stones live in concert Thursday, July 26, 2012. Thousands of audiences have taken in the Rolling Stones experience that Satisfaction brings, including the Rolling Stones themselves. In 2005, Stones members Keith Richards and Ron Wood both requested to join Satisfaction for performances. Come and experience Satisfaction with us at The Wildey Theatre. • Second Helping: A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug. 25 – Second Helping started in 1988 in Tampa, Florida by its founder, Chris McAllister. Second Helping is much more than a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band; it is a showcase for classic Skynyrd music. Expect a big show, a big sound, and an evening that will bring you back to a time of youth, fun, and hope. The Wildey Theatre is proud to present Second Helping, live in concert August 25, 2012. • Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger Sept. 22 – Over the course of the 1970s, Bob Seger developed into one of the great heartland rockers of the era. His distinctly American sound has helped to firmly establish him as an American Classic. The Wildey Theater is proud to present Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger live in concert on September 22nd, 2012. Don't miss this opportunity to see them pay tribute to one of the greats of American music. • The Brothers: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Oct. 18 – Over nearly 30 years, The Allman Brother's Band has gone from being America's single most influential band to a has-been group trading on past glories, to reach the 21st century as one of the most respected rock acts of their era. The Wildey Theatre is proud to present The Brothers, an Allman Brothers tribute band, as they pay homage to an American classic live in concert October 18th, 2012. Don't miss your chance to join us for this special tribute. • Stone in Love: Journey Tribute Oct. 25 – Based out of Portland O re g o n , S t o n e I n L o v e i s a reinterpretation of one of the top selling bands of all time - Journey. The Wildey Theatre is proud to present Stone in Love, live in concert October 25, 2012. • Free Fallin: Tom Petty Tribute Nov. 12 – Free Fallin presents its show with the power and passion that went into over thirty years of Tom Petty's bestselling songs. Free Fallin's show has the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes that gives you a show you will not soon forget! • Support the Wildey Theatre The Wildey Theatre appreciates donations in order to keep the


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Union Avenue Opera presents Wagner's Ring cycle Join Union Avenue Opera as it embarks on a four-year odyssey t o p re s e n t R i c h a rd Wa g n e r ' s epic Ring cycle, reduced and adapted by English composer Jonathan Dove, starting with Das Rheingold. Presented in German for the first time in the United States, this adaptation retains the essence of Wagner while making it accessible to UAO's intimate setting. Conducted by Artistic Director Scott Schoonover, Das Rheingold will close UAO's Eighteenth Festival Season on August 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8:00 P.M. A saga of monumental proportion replete with giants, gods, goddesses and a dragon, Das Rheingold opens in the waters of the river Rhine, where three Rhinemaidens guard the river's magical gold. Enraged by their scorn, conniving dwarf Alberich steals enough of this precious metal to forge a ring that gives its bearer unimaginable power. Meanwhile, Wotan and Loge, two powerful gods, conspire to steal the gold as ransom for the goddess Freia who has been kidnapped by the giants. The ensuing struggle for possession of the ring sets in motion a course of events that will alter the order of the universe sets the stage for the subsequent three operas (Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung).  Kevin Misslish, last seen in UAO's 2005 production of Falstaff leads the cast of Das Rheingold as the god Wotan. Elise Quagliata returns to the UAO stage after receiving extraordinary critical acclaim for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean, in 2011's Dead Man Walking, as Wotan's wife Fricka, and Jordan Shanahan, who also received rave review as Joseph de Rocher in Dead Man Walking, returns as Alberich. Tenor Kevin Hanek and bassbaritone John Maynard make their UAO stage debuts as the gods Loge and Donner. Other gods include

St. Louis based singers Cecelia Stearman as Erda, Joy Boland as Freia, and Clark Sturdevant as Froh. Todd von Felker returns as the giant Fasolt alongside bass Nikolas Wenzel making his UAO debut as the giant Fafner. Sopranos Katja Heuzeroth, Megan Hart and Elizabeth Beers Kataria round out the cast of Das Rheingold making their UAO debuts as the three Rhine-Maidens: Floßhilde [Flosshilde], Wellgunde and Woglinde. Director Karen Coe Miller makes her UAO directorial debut with Das Rheingold. P re s e n t e d i n G e r m a n w i t h projected English translations, tickets for Das Rheingold are available by calling the UAO box office Monday through Friday at 314.361.2881 or online at Don't miss UAO's Friday Night Lecture Series at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Gallery presented by Glen Bauer, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Music at Webster University prior to the Friday night performances (August 17 and 24). Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Jacoby to celebrate Christmas in July In the heat of the summer, Jacoby Arts Center is planning a toy drive to bring thoughts of a cooler time of year for Riverbend area residents. Christmas in July is a community service project aimed at helping families and individuals who have been affected by job recession or other difficult life struggles. Eva Perkins, one of the members of Jacoby’s Performing Arts Committee, came up with the idea and received full support from the Arts Center. “I just thought there are people who are suffering and we could get a jump start on helping in advance of the true holiday season,” Perkins said. “And what better marketing idea – Christmas in July just seemed like a good slogan.” Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills is the agency that will benefit from this effort. Established in 1988 as a nonprofit corporation with a main and primary purpose to help the poor, the homeless, children, and the elderly with programs that meet their individual needs, the Center is solely supported by local businesses, foundations, private donations, and receives no state funding. It is self-supporting through its own philanthropy efforts. The facility also operates as a full

service crisis emergency center that provides diverse programs which are offered free of charge to those who are less fortunate. Each program is designed and implemented to help families out of their crisis situations. This type of assistance is crucial because in Madison County there are thousands of local people who do not have health care. Jacoby Arts Center is asking the community to help in two ways: donate at its LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights concert on July 28 or anytime in July during regular business hours. Unwrapped new toys can be dropped off Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursdays, hours are extended until 8 p.m. Donations at the concert won’t take the place of the admission price, but with the toy donation concertgoers will receive a coupon to be used at the beverage bar. Perkins said, “Concertgoers can feel good twice: from the joy that listening to great music provides and knowing they have made a positive difference in someone’s life.” General admission at the concert is $10 per person ($8 for seniors 65+ and students) and the music flows from 7 to 9 p.m. Vocalist Danita Mumphard will be featured at the concert on the 28th. Mumphard recently headlined the Miles Davis Jazz Festival in May at Lewis and Clark Community College and has a multiple octave

voice range. Her Jazz CD, "With Love", was released in October 2005. She has been featured at the Whitaker Jazz Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden, as well as in Jazz shows at Laumeier Sculpture Park and City Park in Edwardsville. To get in the festive spirit, Jacoby Arts Center is celebrating with a blend of Christmas decorations including a tree with lights, and staff at the concert will wear Santa hats with Hawaiian shirts and leis to further celebrate the benefit and the occasion. Perkins said, “Don’t be surprised if Mumphard’s band throws in a few Christmas tunes for good measure.” A d v a n c e t a b l e re s e r v a t i o n s are suggested. Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, Jacoby’s hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with late hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. The Center is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the artistic development and economic success of artists, and to expand accessibility to the arts through programs that promote education, participation and exploration. For more information about Jacoby Arts Center and any of its programs and services, visit our website at, email us at info@jacobyartscenter. org, call 618.462.5222, or stop in at the Center.


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Imagine, though, living two hundred years ago, before air conditioning, before you could load up your gear and jump in the car for a relatively short drive to the Ozarks or Rend Lake where you can go zipping across the water in a motor boat, or even just up the road to a nice fishing spot under a shade tree. How difficult must it have been for those living on the great American frontier, dealing with the Midwestern summers without modern conveniences? For one September day, you can stop imagining and find out just what life was like. Take a step back in time for Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see how early settlers lived and worked during this bi-annual event. This family event portrays prairie heritage through fun-filled activities and demonstrations. Kids and adults alike will enjoy a day of

historical activities and exhibits, story telling, music and food. "Prairie Day is a biannual event that draws about 2,000 people," said Steve Bean in an email response. Bean is an instructor at the reserve and the individual in charge of scheduling presenters for Prairie Day. The Reserve’s 250-acre tall grass prairie provides an authentic backdrop for the day’s cultural festivities. At the Reserve, the replicated prairie evokes images of buffalo and Native Americans as breezes ripple the sea of native grasses and forbs. Each spring, abundant woodlands burst forth with a multitude of native

wildflowers while later in the year, the same woodlands offer lush green shade – oases from the summer sun. "One of our main goals at Shaw Nature Reserve is to educate people about Missouri’s native plants and ecosystems... The Reserve has planted over 250 acres of tallgrass prairie and created a 32-acre wetland complex. Both of these constructed ecosystems now support a wide range of native plants and animals," said Bean in the email. Wetlands, known for their splendid array of species, offer a close-up look at aquatic plant and animal life. Visitors to this special environment include great blue and little green herons, dragonflies and other fascinating creatures. The slopes, which are the watershed of the wetlands, are cloaked in flowery reconstructed prairie. The many trails offer easy strolls and hikes that bring visitors in close contact with these habitats. One can explore for an hour or a day – the variety of trails offer many choices. Benches along the way provide resting spots for quiet meditation and observation of birds, butterflies and other wildlife as well as the seasonal parade of both flowering and non-flowering plants. On Prairie Day, take a guided h i k e with a

naturalist to learn about the land and its unique natural characteristics. Visit the teepee and watch as blacksmiths and flintknappers hone skills from days gone by. Basket weavers, quilters and artists will create and display traditional art pieces. Ride in a hay wagon and play pioneer games such as the “atl-atl throw,” tomahawk throw and “rabbit sticks.” Learn living history first-hand as characters re-enact the lives of early prairie inhabitants.

Event admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children (ages 15 and under) and $3 for Missouri Botanical Garden members. The Shaw Nature

Experts from the Wild Canid Center, Missouri Heritage Foundation and the Missouri Prairie Foundation will be on hand to answer

questions and share information with the public. Visitors will be able to choose from a wide assortment of prairie wildflowers and grasses available for purchase from a local native plant nursery. Live

Virginia bluebells that appears each spring in this river bottom is a favorite sight for many of the Reserve's regular visitors." The Shaw Nature Reserve is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Over the years, tens of thousands of school children and adults have learned more about nature and the environment by observation and through the guidance of Shaw Nature Reserve’s educational and professional staff. Teachers themselves come to improve their teaching of ecological principles as well as to gain a greater appreciation of the natural world. In recognition of its worth as an educational resource, the Reserve was designated a National Environmental Education Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in 1972.

Reserve is located on the south side of Interstate 44 at exit No. 253 in Gray Summit, Mo. (less than 10 miles past the Six Flags exit). For more information, visit www.shawnature. org or call (636) 451-3512.

PIctured are three views from The Shaw Nature Reserve, located in Gray Summit, Mo. Photos courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens.

bands will entertain the crowds with a variety of modern and traditional folk tunes. Enjoy bison burgers and a variety of homemade baked goods. Prairie Day is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. "Conservation important part of how the Reserve manages its acreage. The Shaw Bottomland Forest State Natural Area is probably one of the most important ecosystems to conserve," said Bean. "This state designated 'Natural Area' comprises 146 acres along the Meramec River. It has been called 'the best remaining regional representative of oak-dominated bottomland forest.' The sea of

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Groups sue over Charleston cruise terminal permit COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental and preservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging plans for a $35 million cruise terminal in South Carolina and asking a federal judge to invalidate a permit for the project. The Preservation Society of Charleston and the Coastal Conservation League argue in the lawsuit that there should be more federal review to show how the historic city could be affected by expanding the cruise ship industry. The groups say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unlawfully issued a permit allowing the State Ports Authority to classify the project as “maintenance.” “As the Corps was aware, a new $35 million, 100,000-square-foot cruise terminal and its operations would affect neighboring listed historic properties in downtown Charleston — perhaps the best preserved historic area in the nation ...,” attorneys for the groups wrote in their complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “Second, a project with the explicit aim of converting a defunct cargo warehouse into a modern passenger cruise terminal is not ‘maintenance.”’ The National Trust for Historic Preservation last year put Charleston on “watch status,” saying it could make the organization’s list of endangered places because of threats from the growing cruise industry. In the past, Charleston hosted only a handful of seasonal cruises. But Carnival Cruise lines permanently based its 2,056 passenger liner Fantasy in Charleston two years ago, giving the city a year-round business. An attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday. The groups have also sued Carnival Cruise Lines in state court. That lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the cruise liners are a public nuisance, violate city height ordinances and amount to illegal hotel operations. It asks the courts to block cruise operations and declare it illegal for the State Ports Authority to create the new $35 million cruise terminal at Union Pier.


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NObody knows beer like St. Louis By RENATA PIPKIN Of The Edge Native Americans did it hundreds of years ago. Europeans did too, and they brought new methods with them when they came to the New World. But it was a German soap maker and his son-in-law that made St. Louis one of the most famous cities for doing it. They formed an empire that spanned the country, from East Coast to West, an empire whose fingers stretched across the ocean and back into Europe again. But this was not an empire formed by blood-soaked battlefields and conquering armies. This was one built on something far more delicious and timeless: love of a good beer. We've all seen the iconic images of those majestic draft horses pulling the red wagon behind them, the sun shining on their bay hides, the white blazes a stark contrast against the black manes. The Budweiser Clydesdales are perhaps the most well known mascot of any beverage brand. They've been a beer legend since April 7, 1933, when they were given as a gift by August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition. Since then, they have made numerous appearances in everything from presidential campaigns to Super Bowl commercials. The Clydesdales are a regular reminder of one of the giants in the brewing industry. Anheuser-Busch went on to become the largest brewer and beer brand in the world. With the 18th Amendment, most of the small breweries went out of business. The largest of the bunch were able to remain running by shifting their focus to syrups and

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Dining Delights Frozen treats with a grown-up twist ELIZABETH KARMEL For The Associated Press To me, summer is margarita season. My favorite classic margarita is the "Topolo," which is served at Rick Bayless' Topolobampo restaurant in Chicago. It is properly shaken and served in an appropriately small martini glass. I can't stand trying to drink out of stemmed glasses that are too big for my mouth. I end up drenched in my drink instead of quenching my thirst! When the bartender is perfectly on point, I can see tiny ice crystals in the shimmering liquid. Catching a few icy sips before the crystals melt is my perfect prescription to unwind. That first sip is always the best as the balance of ice cold and tart freshly squeezed lime juice, sweet orange liqueur and robust tequila join to make a refreshing and relaxing libation. I know people drink them all year long but to me, a well-made margarita is a hot weather cocktail. Summer also is the only time of year (I think) a frozen margarita takes the lead in the great shaken vs. frozen debate. The frozen margarita has taken repeated hits from professional bartenders and cocktail connoisseurs. But I don't understand why. I consider the frozen versions

to live in their own separate (and fun!) category. We have all kinds of grades of beer, wine, steaks, etc. Why not different margaritas for different occasions? This summer, I decided to make my own version of the Topolo margarita and — since I love the icy coolness — freeze it in fun frozen pop molds to make a decidedly adult cocktail treat. I called it a "poptail." I love making these because they can be prepared up to a week in advance and are ready as soon as your guests arrive. Or as soon as you get home from work! I sometimes top the pops off with a slice of lime that freezes at the base, just for the look of it. You can embellish or not, depending on your level of craftiness! My recipe is simple. I use freshly squeezed juice — a blend of tart lime and sweet orange — and sweeten it with powdered sugar. The powdery texture ensures t h e s u g a r d i s s o l v e s , t h e re b y eliminating the need to make simple syrup (the more common sweetener for cocktails). Start with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and add more depending on how sweet or tart you like your drink. I also add a bit of salt to echo the salted rim of the cocktail glass (and to balance the sweetness). I like to use orange triple sec and a

top-shelf aged (anejo) tequila to round out the flavor. These days there are plenty of great frozen pop molds on the market. Pick your favorite and even flavor your pops to match the mold. The orange and vanilla creamsicle just might be the next "poptail" I tackle since I saw that classic pop mold in a catalog the other day. The recipe is easily customized to suit your taste. You even can leave out the booze for the kids. Just be sure to use two different shaped molds so the pops don't get mixed up! MARGARITA FROZEN POPS This recipe makes a classic strong margarita. If you want the "poptails" to be low-test instead of high-test, reduce the alcohol by half or double the other ingredients.

If you want to make these pops without the alcohol at all, add the juice of 1 extra orange and an extra 1/4 cup of filtered water. Pour into molds and freeze per the manufacturer's instructions. Because of the alcohol in these pops, they are a bit slower to freezer than traditional recipes. It's best to make them the day before. Start to finish: 5 minutes, plus overnight freezing Servings: About 8 (depending on the size of your molds) 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, about 5 to 6 large limes Juice of 1 large orange (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup filtered water Pinch of fine-grain sea salt 3/4 cup tequila 1/4 cup triple sec 2 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (to taste)

In a pitcher, combine the lime juice, orange juice, water, salt, tequila and triple sec. Stir well. A d d t h e p o w d e r e d s u g a r, 1 tablespoon at a time and stirring well between additions. Taste to determine your desired sweetness, then continue stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Fill the pop molds, stopping about 1/2 inch from the top. The liquid will expand to fill the sleeve as it freezes. Put the Popsicle h a n d l e s i n p l a c e a n d f re e z e overnight. Nutrition information per serving (assuming 8 pops) (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 90 calories; 0 calories f ro m f a t ( 0 p e rc e n t o f t o t a l calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 20 mg sodium.

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COME BE A PART OF HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS’ GROWING TEAM! RELAIS BONNE EAU Hospice Residence Home, Edwardsville TEAM CLERK-(EVENINGS & WEEKENDS) - P/T Graduate from an accredited high school. Associate degree in related field preferred. Requires five years clerical & computer experience, preferably in a healthcare environment. Good interpersonal, organizational & communication skills necessary. Prefer medical record background & medical terminology. This position requires reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance and background screening indicating no disqualifying offense. (EOE)

To apply forward resume to: Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. 305 S. Illinois St. • Belleville, IL 62220 Fax 1-618-235-3130 Email:

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2007 Chevy HHR For Sale Maroon, 65,xxx miles, clear title. Call (618) 267-3794.

Trucks, Vans, & SUV's


2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up with work package, 74,000 actual miles with 26,000 miles on engine $5400.00 Call (618) 781-2192.

PT Youth Director at First Baptist Church in Edwardsville, IL. Up to 30 Hours per week See job details at: Wanted experienced heavy equipment operator, part-time and full-time positions open. Work mainly in metro east. 618-514-8983. WANTED: ROUTE DRIVER Class A CDL, clean driving record. Kelcor Trucking 618-654-9960

Help Wanted Medical


HELP WANTED: Physician’s Office is seeking a full-time Patient Coordinator. This position involves all front office Help Wanted duties, carrying out the orders General 305 given by the providers as well as taking vital signs. ExperiCarpet Cleaning Technician. ence in the medical field includNo experience necessary. 618- ing front office work, taking vital 667-3188. signs and utilizing Electronic Health Records preferred. This Cleaning service taking applications: Part Time. position is fast-paced and the ability to multi-task is required. Experience preferred. Please email RESUME AND Apply @ REFERENCES WITH A COVER LETTER AND CROSSING GUARD (PT) SALARY REQUIREMENTS to Seasonal, approx. 16-18hrs/wk patientcoordinator07192012@ during school year, $12.49/hr. Req’d working hours are 7:059:05am each morning and 2:40- Medical Assistant needed part 4pm each afternoon. Work time for plastic surgeon, hours may vary slightly when Edwardsville. No experience changes to school schedule necessary. 618-307-5840. occur. Position must assist chil- RN Hospice Clinical Supervisor dren in safely crossing the SSM Hospice-Glen Carbon, IL. street at the corner of Schwarz Full time opening for an RN with St. & West St. near Lincoln Mid- hospice supervisor experience. dle School. Applicant must be 3-4 years of experience, current able to walk & stand for extend- IL RN license required. Apply at ed periods of time in all weather conditions, have good hearing or call 314-989-2550. and visual acuity, and hold & raise a hand-held stop sign. Successfully passing an extensive pre-employment background check is a condition of employment. Applications online: or send/email resume to: City of Edwardsville, Attn: Human Resources, 118 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL 62025 Email: humanresources@ Deadline: 8/1/2012 5:00pm EOE Event production company seeking full-time, seasonal maintenance worker in Roxana. Preferred skill set includes: welder, carpenter, problem solver, and electrician. Please contact Chris Thornton at or 618659-0626. Position to start immediately with possibility to become full-time year round upon review.

Scheffel & Company, PC Metro-East Accounting Firm Positions available for Assurance & Tax Accountants Staff/Senior/Supervisor Edwardsville; Highland; Jerseyville/Carrollton 3-8 Yrs. Public Accounting Exp. CPA/CPA Candidates Apply at

Great location! 15 min to St. L & SIUE 2BR TH 1.5BA very 620 clean. $660 incl w/s/t. Washer & Dryer in unit. On-site mgr. No pets, no smoking 618.931.4700 “BEEF, sides & split quarters. Natural, no antibiotics or added 1 & 2 Bedroom efficiencies, hormones, pasture fed, small $350-650/monthly, farm bred & raised. $2.90/lp plus utilities and deposit. hanging weight. No pets. 288-5618 Order at 618-973-7699” 1 BDRM Apartment, W/D hookup. Non-smoking, no pets. $590 per month plus deposit. 656-9204 or cell: 444-1004

Houses For Rent


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


3 BD 3 full bths on Chancellor, Edw. find bsmt, fncd yrd, aplncs $1250/mo. Avlb 8/1. Rental app contact: amy.tmsproperties@ or 618-610-3695.


3 Bedroom 1 bath in Glen Carbon, fast/easy route to/from SIU. Stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. No pets. $900/month. Avlb. Aug 1st. 217-342-3378 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, $1450, 1 YEAR, DEPOSIT, 1014 Georgia St. 413-530-6504



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

Child/Elder Care


Licensed HOME daycare, Edw., has immed. FT OPENINGS for 6 wks &up, & summr spce. References avail.656-1387, 978-1729

ideal for graduate student, deposit and lease $685 Call 656-9200

1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 3 BD, 1.5 BA, large master min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceilbdrm. Edw. 2-story: Newly ing fans, cable, sound walls, offremodeled. New carpet, wood st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. floors, w/d hk-up off-strt prkng, $780/mo. 618/345-9610 give $995/mo. Call/text 618/304- AM/PM phone. 3638 or 830-3429



1 Bedroom loft apartment, Also 1 bedroom duplex. Clean and well maintained. CREDIT CHECK. No pets, no smoking $585mth. $585dep. 656-8953.

1 Bedroom second floor apartment. Great location downtown 3 Bd 1.5 Bt 2000sf close to dwn- Edw. Fully remodeled, with twn, possible commercial prop- appliances; Water / trash /sewer erty for professionals, off strt paid. $525/mth. (618)407-3139. prkng, all hrdwd floors refur- 1 Bedroom, NICE,quiet, private. nished, AC, frplc, w/d, frig, fireplace, walk-out patio, stove stove, microwave, dshwhsr incl, refrigerator,washer/dryer. ALL full unfnsd bsmt. $1350/mo UTILITIES PAID, partially fur$1000/dep. 314-574-3858. nished. Immediate occupancy,

4 BEDROOM HOUSE, 1.5 Baths, 2 car garage near downtown Edwardsville. No 1/2 Size stand-up cherry wood pets. $1000/month. 656-0230. bass, like new. 2 years old 5BR, Holiday Shores: 2.5 BA, 2$1750. (618)917-3003. car gar., fencd back yd., gas FP, sunroom, sec. sys., DR balcony/ Misc. deck; Edw. schl dist., 30 min. to Merchandise 426 St. Louis, lake view waterfront, close to main beach. $1500/ mo. + dep., cr ck. 618/954-8787 American Girl doll collection:


1 Bedroom apartment, water and trash paid. 327 M Street, Edwardsville $550/month 618-581-5154. 618/972-5415

288-4288 or 234-4003.



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3 BR 1 BA upper level of home, own entrance. 1800 s.f. Edw; FP, wd flr, ceil fans, lndry rm, off-st. pking, deck. $890/mo., w/ Dining Room Table w/China s/t/washer/dryer incl. Call/text Cabinet, 6 chairs, $500/OBO. 618/830-3429 or 304-3638. Wicker day bed, white, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath, Collinsville $100/OBO. Small navy-blue home, basement, quiet street, love seat, $100/OBO. (618)656- big backyard. $1250/month. For 3989, (618)791-8309 more information, call Dandell


Retired/Historic Character/Girls of the Year. Great condition, First Student is hiring part-time prices vary. ALSO: bus drivers for District 7 in clothes/books/beds in addition. Edwardsville, IL. $11.00 per 618-917-3003. hour and up based upon experience. Training provided. Must DORM REFRIGERATOR, new. be able to pass drug test, back- Graphics read “Bud Light NFL”. ground check and have clean 17x18x19” $75. (618)792-6377. driving record. Apply in person FOR SALE: Bell bicycle bag, at: headlight and taillight $20.00 17 Commercial Court 618-512-0259. Glen Carbon, IL 62034 PH. 618-692-4290 OFFICE HELP Looking for honest dependable energetic hardworking person. PT to start could lead to FT. Duties include: phones, filing, dispatch, etc. Computer skills a must. Must undergo background check & drug test. Fax resume to 618-288-6085.

Apts/Duplexes For Rent


Apts, Duplexes, & Homes Visit our website 656-2230 Bunker Hill: 4BR/2BA, 5 acres w/pool & lake. Stove, frig, DW, w/d hookups, bsmt w/wet bar. $1750/mo. + dep., cr ck & references required. 618/980-5262 GLENWOOD ESTATES 4 Br, 3 bth Executive Home, dining rm, 1st flr lndry, W/O Fm rm w/frplc, Lrg deck, applncs, 2+ car gar $1400/mo + Deposit 656-3256 Residential & Commercial Properties for Rent: Office & retail space, apartments, duplexes, homes. Meyer & Assoc. 656-1824 Property Management Services Available.

Apts/Duplexes For Rent


Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II New Open Floor Plan 2 Bedroom Luxury Apt w/Garage, Security System, Fitness Cntr, $890/mo. W/S/T Incld. Immed Availability (618)830-2613

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent


AVAILABLE August 10 thru September 15 : 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, patio townhouses in Glen Carbon. $665 monthly. No pets. 618/692-7147 Available Now! 2 & 3 bedrooms. Ask about our specials. 692-9310 Collinsville: 1 BR apt $450/mo plus deposit.; w/s/t, heat, storage unit avail., laundry facility incl.; off-strt parking. No pets. Appl. fee. 618/345-6697. HAMEL: 2 Bedroom Duplex , washer/dryer hookup. No steps, very quiet! 618-791-9062. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY

1 & 2 bedroom apartments, 5 minutes to SIUE 791-9062 LARGE 1 Bedroom apartment in Edwardsville. Paid water, sewer and trash. Central heat & air. $545/mth. 618-781-9231. Large 2 bedroom apartment, 2 full baths, Edwardsville. Washer & dryer, patio. Background check required. 972-9042.

MP30 PROPERTIES All utilities paid!!! 1 Bdrm 1 Bth Apt ($700) Newly painted, new carpet, hardwood floors and coin laundry facilities on site. Quite neighborhood, close to downtown and St. Boniface Church. Call or text Jamie 618-550-3309

1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Edwardsville, Collinsville, Maryville


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Share house with 3 male persons. Smoking environment. $325/mth plus deposit, utilities paid. 656-0498.

1BR loft: walk to downtwn Edw.! Mobile Homes off-st. parking; w/frig, stove, For Rent 715 trash/ water; available 08/01; no pets. $600/mth $600/dep 314- 2 Bdrm 1 bath, W/D: also 574-3858. 2 Bdrm 1 bath, W/D hookup, 2 BDR Townhome: quiet Glen both $450/mo. incl W/T/S. 1st , Carbon area, Very Clean! All last month & security deposit. appliances includes washer and No pets. 618-780-3937. dryer. No pets. $695/month plus deposit. 314-378-0513. Commercial Space 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath TH, Edw.; No pets, Appl. fee required 618-520-2813

For Rent


1200 sq. ft commercial property close to downtown. Available August 1st. 314-574-3858.

2 BEDROOM apt. Gas, electric, water, sewer, trash included in COMMERCIAL SPACE 800 sq. rent $725 month. 329 (rear)”M” ft. on Troy Road in Edwardsville. Street. 618-581-5154. Call 618-977-9459. 2 BR duplex, 1 BA, 1 car garage, Glen Carbon, w/d hook-ups, $775/mo, (618) 307-5575. Please call before 7pm. 2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: DW, micro, stove, frig, garbge disp, w/d hkup. New kit/ba/wi/dr $715 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173

Office Space For Rent


DENTAL OFFICE for lease located at 40 Edwardsville Professional Park MEYER REALTY 656-5744

2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., Office space for lease at IL 157 near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. and Center Grove Road, up to pkng. $710 up to $745. 692- 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824 6366. HSI Management Group 2BD 1.5BA Townhome. Glen Carbon, nice area! W/S/T incld. Stove, refrig, dshwshr, patio. $585/ mth + dep. 618/781-7692 3 Bdr 2 full bths, Glen Carbon, one car garage, Avlb August Homes 15th, 2012. New carpet. For Sale 805 $1100/mth. No pets. Leave message: 618/304-3283. FSBO: 3 BR, 2 BA home in 3 Bedroom apartment. Down- Edwardsville w/full bsmt. Rehab town Edwardsville $1300 rent. needs to be finished. Nice Nicest in town. Contact Jeff established neighborhood. Asking $60,000. 618/917-9132. 806-2281. 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX: 2 BATH, Esic area. 1 car garage. $900 per month. 618/541-5831 or 618/558-5058.

Mobile Homes For Sale


3 bedroom, 1 BA, 1 car garage, 2012 Mobile Home Stimilus Pkg duplex. Glen Carbon, near Wal- up to $25,000 for your trade in List of bank repos available Mart. No pets. $900/mo., $900 Discount for landowners deposit. Available now. 618314-567-2-7459 278-4745. Accepting applications for 1 bedroom unit in Edw. Fridge, Lots 820 stove, window AC’s furnished. For Sale $525/mo. + $525 dep. 618-4668296 or 618-530-6939. FSBO: Walkout lot in desirable Vicksburg Subdivision, near the end of a cul de sac. Asking $39,900. Call 618/267-2616 or 708/946-2452 for details.

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