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What’s Happening Friday August 10_________ • Thom Donovan, Rossi, Grace Sophia, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • STL Is The Movement 3 w/ Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Planet Boogie, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Free Funk Friday w/ Hazard to ya Booty, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Kim Massie, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • The King and I, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • The Complete Works of S h a ke s p e a re ( A b r i d g e d ) , Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • 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, by appointment. Runs through August 25. • 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. • 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 19. • O d e l l M i t c h e l l , J r. R e t ro s p e c t i ve , Th e S h e l d o n Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through September 1. • Urban Wanderers Exhibit, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through September 16.

Saturday August 11_________ • Wanda Jackson w/ Little Rachel, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Farms Rock Benefit Concert feat. Barn Animals, Peach, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Funky butt Brass Band, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Mike Birbiglia w/ Greg Warren, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Melissa Neels Band, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Maryville, 7:30 p.m. • Broncho w/ Bug Chaser,

Animal Empty, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Radio Rich & The 4th Row, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Planet Boogie, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • London Calling, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 10:30 p.m. • The King and I, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. • The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. • The Complete Works of S h a ke s p e a re ( A b r i d g e d ) , Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 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. • 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 19. • O d e l l M i t c h e l l , J r. R e t ro s p e c t i ve , Th e S h e l d o n Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Runs through September 1. • Urban Wanderers Exhibit, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through September 16.

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People People planner Japanese Festival planned at MoBOT Join the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebrating the culture and traditions of Japan when the 36th annual Japanese Festival returns to St. Louis. From traditional music to martial arts, sumo to sushi, bon odori dancing to bonsai displays and thunderous taiko drumming to Tea House Island tours, the three-day Labor Day weekend is filled with sights, sounds and experiences for the entire family. The 2012 Japanese Festival is Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $5 for members; members’ children (ages 12 and under) are free. Visit japanesefestival for details. This year commemorates the cherry blossom tree in honor of the presentation from Japan to Washington D.C. in 1912. Seiwa-en, the “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace” and one of the largest authentic Japanese strolling gardens in North America, takes center stage for the weekend’s festivities. A boisterous opening ceremony kicks off the celebration Saturday morning at the Japanese Garden entrance with an elaborate omikoshi Shinto shrine parade, bon odori festival dancing, taiko drumming and remarks by local and visiting dignitaries.

Always a crowd pleaser, retired sumo wrestlers from the Hawaiian islands will give visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle, training and fighting techniques of Japan’s ancient warrior. Hear their perspective and watch several practice bouts during demonstrations twice daily. Japanese GardenWriter and anthropologist Liza Dalby will take the stage during five illustrated lectures at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, and Monday at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dressed in Japanese costume, Dalby will present images and anecdotes sure to entertain a wide audience. Author of “From Geisha to Gardener: A Life Seasoned in Japan,” she paints a first-hand account of her long engagement with Japanese culture, including her experience studying and writing about geisha, kimono, the Tale of Genji and the deep influence of Japanese seasonal sensibilities on her life and garden. Presentations take place in the Shoenberg Theater and seating is limited. Japanese Festival favorites St. Louis Osuwa Taiko returns to the Garden and will sound their formidable taiko drums during reverberating performances twice daily at the outdoor Cohen Amphitheater. The private Tea House Island of the Japanese Garden will be open for guided public tours every hour from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday. Normally closed to the public, visitors can see the Garden’s

soan, or “farm hut” style tea house, which was a gift from Missouri’s sister state of Nagano prefecture in Japan. The tea house was originally built in Japan, and then reassembled on site by Japanese craftsmen and dedicated by a Shinto ceremony in 1977. Tea house tour tickets are $5 each and the maximum group size per tour is 20. Watch martial arts demonstrations of judo, kendo and karate-do, along with the more ancient koryu bugei. Learn about the disciplined art of ikebana flower arranging and the proper pruning of a delicate bonsai tree. Marvel at the quick work of ice sculptor Naomi Hamamura as he wields a chain saw to create birds and other objects from large, frozen blocks.

Learn the steps and join in a bon odori dancing demonstration. Take in a colorful kimono fashion show on Sunday inside the Shoenberg Theater; seating is limited. The “Candyman” Masaji Terasawa is back to roam the grounds, delighting onlookers with his unique style of street magic and sugaryspun creations. Stop by the Spink Pavilion to enjoy children’s activities including origami paper folding and traditional Japanese games. Shop for souvenirs and other Asian-inspired merchandise at the Japanese marketplace and the Garden Gate Shop. Sample Japanese cuisine at the outdoor food court, including sushi, yakisoba noodles, pancake-like okonomiyaki and green tea ice cream. Take back the

tap – bring your own refillable water bottle to keep refreshed throughout the day. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and over and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Missouri Botanical Garden members are $5 and members’ children (ages 12 and under) are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit w w w. m o b o t . o rg o r c a l l ( 3 1 4 ) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842).

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People planner 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.” Sarah Ansell, a member of the Main Street Board of Directors who is an artist that participates in the Market herself, has stepped into the Chairperson role in order to help manage the increasing logistical details and marketing that is needed. “We are being inundated with calls and emails from vendors inquiring about details, which is wonderful,” said Ansell, “We are always looking for more variety of products that are homegrown and handmade.” R e g i s t r a t i o n f e e s a re $ 1 0 f o r Saturdays and $5 for Wednesdays; anyone who would like to receive a vendor registration form is encouraged to call Alton Main Street at 463-1016. Live entertainment and special activities have been scheduled for every Saturday throughout the season. The Community Cultivators will provide nature crafts, and Jacoby Arts Center will provide “Arts in the Park” activities. Starting in July, Senior Services Plus will be distributing Senior Nutrition Coupons at the Market, which are vouchers for $21 worth of free produce to seniors 60+ who fit income guidelines. The event has a new facebook page that can be found at: www., 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: 8/11 - National Farmers Market Day & “Arts in the Park” (10-11:30) - Three-Dimensional LandscapesCreate 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


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People People planner Louis C.K. to appear at The Fox Emmy Award and Grammy 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.” Back in December, 2011 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”

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still visible in Springfield along the Route 66 By-Pass, Kearney Street, Glenstone Avenue, College and St. Louis streets and on Missouri 266 to Halltown. For festival information, visit www. of Route 66 Festival, Springfield Mo. For more information about Springfield, visit or call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-678-8767.

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overdosed. The center’ director, Gary Smith, said Narconon Arrowhead is fully cooperating with investigators “and will comply with any recommendations that may be made by these agencies.” Narconon uses saunas, vitamins, mild exercise and a special diet in its three-month treatment, which is based on techniques developed by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Nine Louisiana schools to double their enrollment with taxpayer-funded vouchers BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state. About 13 percent of the 5,600 students who received placement offers this week for Louisiana’s new statewide voucher program

would attend those greatly enlarged schools, which are mainly in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, according to data released by the Department of Education. Included in that list is the New Living Word School, which grabbed early attention with lawmakers because of questions about the Ruston church-affiliated school’s capability to handle the students. It offered more spaces for voucher students than anyone else, willing to accept 315 children. The voucher program, pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal as a way to expand educational opportunities, will use tax dollars to send students from low- to moderate-income families to private and parochial schools.

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Travel By CLAUDIA PEROZZI For The Edge Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series. Author Claudia Perozzi, and her husband Bill, are former Glen Carbon residents who are spending their retirement seeing as much of the world as they can.


ruises on large ships are wonderful in many ways: the food, the service, the food, the entertainment, the food, the convenience and of course, the food. For us they also have a definite drawback: the time in each port is usually short. That’s the trade-off when a cruise goes to seven different countries in two weeks, as our Baltic cruise on Holland-America did. My husband Bill and I got to visit many places but for short periods of time. In other words, we got little tastes of many Baltic capitals. The Baltic Sea is surrounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe and the Danish Islands. Suffice it to say it’s in the colder climes where summer comes late. We came in June and experienced mostly cold and rainy weather with occasional breaks of very welcome sun. Layered clothing topped off with rain gear was essential. Our cruise began in Dover, England, famous for its White Cliffs. Rising as high as 350 feet, the cliffs are composed mainly of white chalk and are very striking and gave us a dramatic sendoff. After two days at sea, we arrived at Copenhagen, Denmark, for a full day of exploring. We found the train near the dock and rode the rails out to Tivoli Gardens, one of the inspirations for Disneyland. Tivoli Gardens only cover about four square blocks but within that area bloom gorgeous gardens


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Above, the cruise begins with a view of the White Cliffs of Dover. Below, Bill Perozzi at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. with pavilions of exotic buildings. In a separate section and for an additional fee, visitors can enter an amusement park with rides. Within walking distance we spotted Christianborg Palace. This complex of buildings includes the Royal Quarters, Parliament and the Supreme Court. On a self-guided tour we strolled into the main hall of

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the Royal Quarters where tapestries covered the walls. Looking closely, we could see faces of famous world leaders woven into the borders. Look, there’s President Kennedy, there’s General De Gaulle. The dining room had one of the longest tables I’ve ever seen. Under huge crystal chandeliers, 52 guests could dine together. This kitchen staff

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could rival the one in our ship’s galley. Nearby we found Stroget Shopping Street filled with locals and tourists. Copenhagen means Merchant’s Harbor and the city is definitely a shopper’s delight. As we window-shopped, we wound our way to the canal to take a tour boat ride. So far we had sunny

skies but soon after we got on the water, our guide passed out rain ponchos. Two minutes too late. But we didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits as we viewed the exteriors of the National Theatre and the Opera House, both contemporary and very dramatic. I was especially impressed with the Queen’s sleek white sailing yacht which was docked on our route but throughout the year takes her to all the seaports in Denmark. Back on land, we found a city bus to take us to the most popular tourist site in Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. She’s a beautiful bronze life-size statue sitting on a large rock in the harbor. We were so proud of ourselves for getting in all the main sites but then we had to run in the rain to return to the ship. Departure time was 4:30 and we dashed on board at 4:33. Too close for comfort. Compared to Copenhagen, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, seemed especially well-contained and made for easy touring. A short walk from our docked ship took us to the old walled city with colorful flower stalls at the entrance. How welcoming! We quickly found the free student guides at the information center. Our friendly, young guide spoke accented English sprinkled with humor as he led a group of about 30 tourists. In the town square a band played rousing music as many tourists and locals dined at sidewalk cafes. We climbed up the cobblestone road to the level of Parliament, a classic pink and white building, where we learned that Estonia gained its full independence from Russia in 1991 and now, as a republic, is a member of the European Union. Continued on Page 9

Travel Baltic Continued from Page 8 Nearby, our guide pointed out a small chamber that looked like a large phone booth or a small space capsule. “Guess what this is,“ he challenged. No one got the right answer: a very expensive freestanding toilet. I was impressed with the churches which were well decorated both inside and out. Especially memorable were the huge, garish, three dimensional coats of arms on the walls of one church. Our guide explained that the larger the coat of arms, the wealthier the owner and the better the seating in the congregation. Higher up we climbed on the gradually inclined walkway until we reached a perfect vantage point for a sweeping view of the charming town of red tiled roofs and many steeples. Postcard pretty. Churches were also a highlight of our excursion to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Most unusual is the Temppeliaukio Lutheran Church which was blasted out

of solid rock and topped with a copper dome. Also notable is the Lutheran Cathedral in Senate Square where we learned that Finland became independent in 1917 immediately after the Russian Revolution and is now a republic. A fire destroyed a great deal of Helsinki in the early 19th century so much of today’s architecture is modern with very clean lines. The Finns are very proud of their native sons: architect Eero Saarinen, who designed the St. Louis Arch, and composer Jean Sibelius, to whom a whole park is dedicated. With limited time as usual, we took a hop on/hop off bus for glimpses of most sites but we concentrated on visiting the sea fortress, Suomenlinna. From the harbor we caught a ferry for a comfortable ride out to the fortress. We took time to stroll the peaceful grounds with flocks of geese grazing near bright yellow

with the old ship of the same name now on display. She sank on her maiden voyage in a scenario somewhat similar to that of the Titanic. For once, we decided later, we should have taken the ship’s excursion which would have maximized our time. The four capitals that we visited – Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm – had much in common. They were clean, fresh, bustling with friendly locals able to speak good English. We saw no fast food franchised restaurants and instead saw healthy, trim residents. Flowers flourished in their rainy climates and sun was never taken for granted. And yet each city also had its unique features. Of the sections we saw, Tallinn was the most quaint, Helsinki was the most modern with Copenhagen and Stockholm being combinations of old and new. While we only had a taste of these four Baltic capitals, it was a pleasant taste. In the midst of these cities we also visited St. Petersburg, Russia. There, we had more time and enjoyed a whole feast for our eyes, to be shared in the next article. lilies shooting out of emerald green grass. All around were reminders of less peaceful times as cannons still stood at attention. The interesting museum on the grounds portrayed the earlier times. Our most limited stop was in Stockholm where we had to take a tender from the ship to shore, a two-hour process, and then had to take a train ride into the city, for more than another hour. We arrived at the capital of Sweden just in time for the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace. The guards looked very young to me and at times actually ran, highstepping in unison. We had just enough time to see the magnificent chapel of the castle, as lovely as any we had seen anywhere. As we hurried back to the ship we passed the Great Square with the Old Stock Exchange and the Nobel Museum, sites worthy of time we didn‘t have. We also didn’t have time to see the very popular Vasa Museum

At top, a view of Tallinn. Above, the harbor in Helsinki. At right, the changing of the guard in Stockholm. Photos by Bill and Claudia Perozzi

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The Arts 18th annual art show scheduled in St. Charles For The Edge In historic St. Charles, several blocks of North Main Street will play host to more than 75,000 people at the 18th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 14-16, 2012. This free Arts Festival is a familyfriendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork. The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts – hosted annually by the Art Festival Association – offers a free, family-friendly community arts event that has provided art appreciation, live entertainment, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for the past 18 years. This free festival in the City of St. Charles, held on North Main Street in the Historic District, appeals to artists and visitors of all ages – from individuals to families, to those who appreciate art to the serious art collector, as well as aspiring artists and working arts professionals. The MOSAICS Festival draws from across the St. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities. Nearly 120 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards. In 1992, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association was established to create and foster diversity and vitality of the arts and to broaden the availability, education, participation and appreciation of the arts throughout the community through the formulation of the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, typically held the second weekend of September each year. The MOSAICS Art Festival Association presents a professional exhibition to showcase the local, regional and national artists, while


also stimulating and educating the St. Louis area community. The MOSAICS Art Festival has an interesting diversity of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists in all media. The MOSAICS Art Festival Association is unique in its approach to educating children and adults in how art can enhance their lives. To the community, our program offers cultural advantages and great places for families to live, learn, and play, free of charge. The Arts Festival Association concentrates on high quality art, education, and community involvement opportunities which are free of charge to the general public. The festival continues to build as a major arts festival and is a registered not-for-profit 501 c (3) status organization with the State of Missouri. More than twenty area schools along with students and teachers are expected to participate in the eighteenth annual “Mentor Me” Program and Exhibition, in conjunction with 2012 MOSAICS Festival. Its purpose is to recognize the school programs and teachers that create an environment to help students develop and nurture their skills in the arts. “Mentor Me” has touched lives of hundreds of children and inspired them to continue their love for the arts. A “call for entry” is sent each year in the spring to schools in the St. Charles/St. Louis regional area. Teachers and students are invited to participate and showcase their works of art. Each art teacher is asked to select two student’s art work; and in the spirit of “Mentor Me”, each art teacher is exhibiting one recent piece of their own art work. The 2012 “Mentor Me” Exhibition will be on display in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre from

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Pictured are two scenes from previous MOSAICS art festivals. September 14 – October 15, 2012. The Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Centre in Historic St. Charles. Students and teachers are recognized and given certificates of participation at the closing reception in October. The Children’s Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the “Kids Creation Station” where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces. Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival. The Children’s Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by

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professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience. The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 14th; 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 15th; and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 16th. The three-day festival includes: Nearly 120 juried and invited artists from across the state, region and country, who will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the media represented. More than $5,000 in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists; A Performance Stage that will showcase a variety of musical and performing artists from across the region, offering both traditional favorites and eclectic arrangements; Children’s Village, located on the 300 block of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles, which will provide Hands-On Art experiences for children of all ages. Children will work with adults to create their own unique memento of the Festival; Mentor Me Exhibition – Mentor Me is a program recognizing regional art teachers, students and school districts for their arts programming and the exhibition includes artwork from both students and their teachers. The Governor of Missouri has supported and recognized the Mentor Me program for the past 14 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Governor Jay Nixon. The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center, just off of Historic Main Street. Blank Canvas Studios is partnering with MOSAICS Art Festival Association for the 2012 Festival event, and will participate with an artist’s display located near the Children’s Village area. Blank Canvas Studio is an art-based day program associated with Resources for Human Development-Missouri

(RHD-Missouri), which has been providing services to people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metro area since May 2008. “The Blank Canvas Studio artists are supported by a team of trained artists and arts professionals that strive to integrate their studio into the larger art community,” said Program Director James Huffmann in an email response. “We encourage the involvement of local artists and patrons, so we’re excited to be a partner with and be a part of this year's MOSAICS Festival!” The goal of Blank Canvas Studio is to provide individuals labeled developmentally disabled with the tools and materials to create art and the supports to define themselves as artists. Each artist is given opportunities to creatively express themselves through many mediums – painting, sculpting, graphic design, illustration and drawing, photography and video, music, etc. Though submission is closed, and the initial jurying process has been completed, for the 2012 MOSAICS Festival, artists can check back in January 2013 for submission information and details regarding the 2013 MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts. The annual MOSAICS Festival for the Arts is limited to 120 juried artists in varied media including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media. The annual MOSAICS Festival is operated and managed by a dedicated group of volunteers providing continuity, constant improvement and a congenial atmosphere. Proceeds from the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts provides support to youth art activities including the Mentor Me Program and Exhibition, hosted by the Foundry Art Centre, which is located within one block of the MOSAICS Festival. For more information, go online to or find them on facebook at www.

The Arts Artistic adventures Family Sundays to present new view of museum H o m e t o m o re t h a n 3 3 , 0 0 0 works spanning six continents and thousands of years, there’s always something new to see at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This August families are invited to their own special tour of our re-installed galleries supported by fun and educational art projects. August’s “ N e w Vi e w ” t h e m e d F a m i l y Sundays will run from 1–4 pm August 12, 19 and 26. A New View celebrates the reimagined galleries made possible by the new gallery space provided by the expansion project. Each Sunday, at 2:30 pm, an official family-friendly tour will take off to explore these recently installed galleries. Meanwhile, fun, handson art projects will run throughout the afternoon. Visitors of all ages will be delighted to see some of the Museum’s best pieces in new locations and contexts and to discover previously un-displayed works for the first time. For more information on Family Sundays and Family programming in general, visit

Sheldon to feature Hirschfeld The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis announces a major retrospective exhibition of the work of St. Louis-born 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.  A l H i r s c h f e l d ’ s J a z z a n d 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 w i t h B ro a d w a y t h e a t re . H i s 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.”  Representing the most important musical and theatrical figures of the

20th century, the exhibition provides an overview of this beloved artist’s memorable career and brings this important artist “home” in the largest Hirschfeld exhibition to date in St. Louis. The exhibition will also run concurrently with the American Arts Experience – St. Louis, which for 17 days and nights, beginning October 5, will fill concert halls, museums, theaters, universities and outdoor spaces in the St. Louis area with dozens of performances and shows by renowned American artists and companies in disciplines ranging from symphonic music to jazz and singer-songwriters, theater by American playwrights and dance by American companies to major American visual artists. Visit www. for more information.

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Thursday, August 9 The King and I, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 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. Danielle Spradley: Over Time, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, by appointment. 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. 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through August 19. Odell Mitchell, Jr. Retrospective, The Sheldon Gallery of Photography, St. Louis, noon - 5:00 p.m., Runs through September 1. Urban Wanderers Exhibit, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through September 16.

Friday, August 10 The King and I, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. T h e C o m p l e t e Wo r k s o f Shakespeare (Abridged), Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 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. Danielle Spradley: Over Time, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, by appointment. Runs through August 25. Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works

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Saturday, August 11 The King and I, The Muny, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. The Sound of Music, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, St. Louis, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. T h e C o m p l e t e Wo r k s o f Shakespeare (Abridged), Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 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, by appointment. 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. 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 10:00 a.m.

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Family Focus The Butterfly House makes plans for fall By RENATA PIPKIN Of The Edge Usually, when I think about butterflies, the first image that comes to my mind is one of colorful wings meandering through the flowers in my garden on a spring day, just after a soft rain, the sun shining and all things pastel. I think of Easter and green leaves just starting to fill in the branches left empty by a cold, dead winter. The last thing I think about when someone mentions butterflies is autumn leaves cascading from those same trees, a bitter wind howling through mostly empty branches, Halloween and spooky ghouls and goblins knocking at my door. Maybe it’s just me. But this autumn, if it’s butterflies you’re thinking about, then The Butterfly House is the place to be. The Sophia M.

Every Tuesday this October, visitors can stay late to experience these beautiful creatures at twilight, when they are most active. Watch as groups of a dozen or more swoop through the conservatory at top speeds, looking for food and mates. Owl butterflies feast on a diet of carrion, tree sap or juice from fallen fruit in the wilds of their native Costa Rica. At the Butterfly House, strategically-placed tree trunks slathered in squashed banana will be on the menu throughout October, serving as a central daytime roosting place for the hundreds of

Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park welcomes back October Owls and Orchids for a third amazing year. Visitors can take advantage of this unique, once-a-year opportunity to be surrounded by nearly 2,000 owl butterflies, more than 10 times the usual amount, inside the 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory. The Butterfly House is normally home to

resting creatures and a unique photo opportunity for visitors. But remember to bring your hand-held cameras only, please; tripods and monopods are not permitted. Adults and families with children ages 12 and up can also take advantage of a special series of 30-minute talks about owl butterflies, their rainforest homes and the butterfly farms that

around 150 individual owl butterflies, representing three species: Caligo eurilochus, Caligo atreus and Caligo memnon. All are easily recognized by their chocolate-hued wings with bright yellow markings that resemble an owl eye.

supply the Butterfly House’s animals. Registration is not required for these talks, which will take place on Oct. 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. There will not be a talk offered on Tuesday, Oct. 9.


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Owl butterflies aren’t the only attraction coming to the Butterfly House this October. All month long, the lushly-planted tropical conservatory will be enhanced with nearly 100 vividly-blooming orchid plants. Stroll through the conservatory to spot Phalaenopsis, Cattleyas and Dendrobiums nestled alongside peacock flowers, powder puff trees, jungle

geraniums and other tropical plants. Before you leave, stop by the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop to browse a wide array of items related to butterflies, other insects and the natural environment. Whether you are seeking educational toys, a souvenir of your visit, books or a unique gift, you are sure to find it at the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop. Proceeds from the shop support the continued operation of the Butterfly House. Daytime viewing hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, Oct. 1 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Butterfly House is closed on Mondays. October Owls and Orchids is included with Butterfly House admission. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit No. 19B. The Butterfly House is a not-for-profit organization which was established in 1995 to increase awareness of the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive. Construction on the 8,000 square foot Conservatory Garden began in 1997, and it is sheathed in 646 pieces of glass, each measuring 4 feet by 6 feet and weighing approximately 200 pounds. The center vault, soaring 36-feet high at its apex, is one of five vaults designed to minimize visual (and flight) obstruction. Great care was taken in the design and engineering of the building

assure a natural and safe habitat for the butterflies. The Butterfly House opened its doors to the public in September of 1998. It provides many educational opportunities to a diverse selection of visitors every year. The Butterfly House offers education programs, special events, lectures and, of course, the chance to witness butterflies in two habitats, one native and one tropical. The outdoor area known as the Butterfly Garden was

dedicated in 2000. In July, 2001, the Butterfly House became a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, a leader in horticultural displays, research and education. The following year, 2002, the second expansion of the facility opened and was designated the Emerson Lakeside Terrace. This plaza area is the site for many special events, both public and private. The same year, the Butterfly House began participating with Butterfly Conservation Initiative, BFCI, of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the next year it was accredited by the AZA becoming the only dedicated insect facility in this organization. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 530-0076.

Photos courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Family Focus Scottrade Center to host Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in October By RENATA PIPKIN Of The Edge On July 5, 1810, the world was given one of its greatest showmen, Phineas Taylor Barnum. In fact, "Life" magazine dubbed him “the patron saint of promoters” and named him one of the 100 most important people of the millennium. In the years since P.T. Barnum first opened his American Museum in New York City, many forms of entertainment have come and gone, but Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey remains a fundamental part of the American heritage, growing stronger every year, with every dazzling performance, and every heartwarming smile on the faces of children of all ages. Now, it is the year of the dragon, and the circus is once again the place to be as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey proudly presents "Dragons" at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis this October. For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show on Earth. Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth have been brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse "Dragons" which appear right before your very eyes. Ringling Bros. Presents "Dragons" opens 1-hour before show time with the All-Access Preshow, available to all ticket holders. Families can join Preshow Host Andre McClain and participate in interactive experiences such as learning juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, see one of Ringling Bros. majestic Asian elephant’s paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns, whose side-splitting spoofs, absurd antics and comical parody are guaranteed to keep audiences roaring with laughter. Andre McClain is not only an accomplished animal trainer, but a cowboy, rodeo star, country singer and songwriter, and above all, an admired dad. This rancher has been around horses and rodeos since he was a baby, and is a descendant from a long, distinguished AfricanAmerican cowboy heritage that dates back to the early 1900’s. In Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Dragons" Andre shows off his devotion and the close bond he shares with the animals, as he presents an impressive mixed liberty act featuring donkies, ponies, goats and horses. Leading the animals into the ring with no reigns or riders, Andre uses his calm voice to direct beautiful hoofstock through graceful and mesmerizing patterns. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson welcomes Children of all ages to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Dragons." A multi-talented performer and an exceptional vocalist, Johnathan will don the iconic top hat and preside over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats found only at

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The assembled cast of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Greatest Show On Earth. Paulo dos Santos is a little person, but don’t let his diminutive stature fool you. He is a powerhouse of energy and laughter. Paulo reprises his role as the loveable Ringmaster’s sidekick and is thrilled that he can once again entertain audiences in cities across the United States, as well as relive and share the amazing experiences each location has to offer with his traveling companions, wife, Janaina and their two sons. Alexander Lacey, Big Cats Trainer and Presenter, along with his assembly of big cats that includes lions and tigers, will perform for the first time in the United States. Alexander grew up learning about big cat husbandry while his father, Martin, was a zoo and circus director and his mother, Susan, traveled the world and presented a mixed act of tigers and leopards. The family has raised more than 11 generations of lions and nine generations of tigers and continues to develop methods to maintain the integrity of the various bloodlines within the cats’ lineages. Watch as the Asadullin Troupe catapults over 20 feet in the air, using the teeterboard in ways most people would never dream. Using the teeterboard as a launching plank, the troupe blast-off “flyers” flip and somersault in the air, to then land on the top of human pyramids, created by other troupe members. In a breathtaking act of horsemanship and amazing agility, the Riders of the Wind will execute incredible stunts that push the boundaries of strength and courage. Husband and wife, Kanat and Tatiana Tchalabaev, crafted a masterpiece of speed, intensity and agility when they assembled this unique troupe of three women and nine men who perform with 18 powerful horses. Horses and riders navigate a 46foot-diameter, specially-designed ring at speeds of more than 25 miles per hour. For this brand-new, mesmerizing Cossack presentation, Kanat and Tatiana lead their troupe through mind-boggling maneuvers, including the five-man pyramid, the dead-man drag, and the seemingly impossible underbelly climb, where a rider climbs under and back over the horse while his horse is at a fullspeed gallop.

The members of the Kiev Troupe, known as the Sizzling Sirens of the Sky, will dazzle the audience in a unique, never-before-seen act specifically designed for "Dragons." Spinning 30 feet in the air in specially-designed Plexiglas spheres measuring five feet in diameter, the nimble young women execute striking aerial poses and maneuvers. Each aerialist can open and close the one-of-a-kind sphere using just their arms and legs, allowing them to suspend their bodies outside of the sphere. Demonstrating the ancient form of qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”), which dates back more than 4,000 years in China, the Shaolin Troupe displays supernatural strength and unbelievable agility. During "Dragons", the Shaolin Troupe represents the Eastern Dragon tribe that symbolizes wisdom. Most of the troupe members have been together for 10 years, presenting this age-old Far East discipline in countries all over the world, including Germany, France, Russia, Japan and Brazil. The troupe has also participated in various martial arts matches and has been awarded the prestigious Praying Mantis Award for their animal discipline at the International Shaolin Martial Arts Competition. Audiences will think they are watching a Kung Fu movie when they see Junjie Sun and Guojing Qin. These Kung Fu Masters call on their inner dragon spirit to amaze audiences by making the impossible possible and performing unimaginable stunts. Now on their second tour with The Greatest Show On Earth, Junjie and Guojing are honored to have been chosen to be a part of such a momentous edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Dragons." Third-generation circus performer, George Caceres and his high-flying trapeze troupe, The Flying Caceres, will amaze audiences with their unique double-decker trapeze. They will present the wildly difficult forward triple somersault and in the first worldwide attempt, George Caceres will undertake a full twisting double bar-to-bar somersault. George will be touring with six other troupe members, all of whom were personally recruited by him. The Medeiros Troupe performs

two dazzling and high-flying acts in "Dragons." Performing a hairiffic act, Hair-Hanging Wonders, Viktoriya Medeiros and Widny Neves are suspended high-above the arena floor as they spin, twirl, and juggle only using the strands of their own and their partner’s hair. In addition to their main attraction, the two also perform alongside Viktoriya’s husband, Andrey in a dueling motorcycle high-wire act that is sure to rev up the audience. Executing impressive aerial feats, Viktoriya and Widny will perform bold stunts on a trapeze bar attached to Andrey’s motorcycle, as he cruises on a wire the width of a human thumb. Hans Klose never expected to fall in love with the circus life. Growing up with parents who were performers, Hans decided to try something different. It wasn’t too long before Hans realized that the circus was his life and returned to performing with his family’s laughable, lovable canine troupe. Having previously toured with the 139th Edition as well as the Gold Edition of Ringling Bros. Hans and Mariya were thrilled when they were asked to present their highenergy canine act for "Dragons." Imagine a 16-foot steel globe with not four, not six, but EIGHT motorcycles orbiting around at 65 miles per hour. With more than 15 years of experience, the act has evolved with faster speeds, more motorcycles and complex maneuvers. Blowing a whistle and revving their engines to cue one another, each rider embarks upon a set pattern. Once the riders are in motion, maintaining constant speeds (which can reach up to 65 miles per hour), distance from one another is critical. This death-defying family is eager to push the limits of their act even further as they make their debut with eight motorcycles, a first, in "Dragons." Alex Petrov has the best of both worlds when it comes to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Dragons." He is one of two daredevil riders who roar through the arena sky on specially designed high-wires suspended 30-feet over the audience with a beautiful aerialist precariously poised from

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his motorcycle. As if that weren’t enough, Alex also oversees and works with the amazing animal menagerie that travels with The Greatest Show On Earth. As Animal Care Superintendent, Alex is responsible for nearly 50 animals and their living environment. Alex’s day to day responsibilities include making sure that everything runs safely and smoothly for all involved. Alex arrives at each arena early and maps out the animal compound and makes sure there is water, a dry space for hay, food delivery and storage, adequate entrance and exit paths for animals and equipment, and appropriate fencing to keep the animals safe. Alex works hand-inhand with more than 20 people that he supervises, show management, veterinary crew, and others to ensure the Ringling Bros. animals receive the highest-quality care in every city. And what would a circus be without clowns? The clowns of Clown Alley hail from all over the world. The faces behind the paint are those of Sandor Eke – Boss Clown, Taylor Albin, Alex Barney, Henry Hignio-Castillo, Andrew Hicks, Kelliann Karsten, Oscar Liendo Jr., Jared Mongeau, William (Billy) Murray, LaRena Rose – “Rosie McQueen,” Frances Tiffen, and Ivan Vargas. Between them, they have many years of hard work, training and experience, and they take their clowning seriously so the audience doesn’t have to. With their bright costumes, laughter-inspiring antics and a love of what they do, the clowns of Clown Alley are always a hit with children of all ages. Scottrade Center is located at 1401 Clark Avenue in St. Louis. Showtime are Thu., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sat., Oct 13 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sun, Oct 14 at noon and 4 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15.00 to $75.00. Call 1-800-745-3000 to reserve your seats, or call 314-6225454 for group sales info. For more information about Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey, their current shows, special tickets for children or their conservation efforts, visit their website at

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

"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 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


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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.

"Killer Joe"

Matthew McConaughey has enjoyed a bit of a reinvention over the past year or so, casting aside eager-to-please roles in forgettable romantic comedies for dark, serious work in films with more shading and complexity to them. But McConaughey’s evolution reaches a thunderous crescendo in “Killer Joe,” in which he plays the title character: a meticulously smooth Dallas police detective with a side business as a hit man. He’s calm and controlling, soft-spoken and impeccably dressed. And he’s extremely dangerous. If you look closely, McConaughey hasn’t changed all that much. All these performances call upon him to play on his persona, to work that seductive charm with his sexy smile and Texas twang, but now he’s doing it for dubious if not deadly purposes. As he embraces his maturity, he’s establishing a much more powerful screen presence. Joe is the frightening figure at the center of William Friedkin’s pulpy Southwestern noir, full of drug dealers and trailer parks, diner tips and tuna casseroles. This is the second time the veteran director of “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” has adapted a play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts; their first collaboration was 2007’s “Bug,” about a couple who hide in a motel room and feed on each other’s paranoia, with Letts adapting the

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screenplay both times. “Killer Joe” is seriously graphic and squirm-inducing, especially at its climax — there’s a reason it earned an NC-17 rating — but while it may sound crass to enjoy on-screen violence at a time like this, the movie can be hilarious and unexpectedly fun. RATED: NC-17 for graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality. RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Ruby Sparks”

“Ruby Sparks” slyly, smartly pokes holes in the romanticism of the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl, specifically. But it also toys with the larger notion of idealizing people you don’t really know just because you’ve fallen for them and want all that warm, gooey stuff to be true. Superficially, it’s about the struggle to create, as seen through the writer’s block an acclaimed novelist suffers in trying to craft his sophomore effort. But it’s also about the fantasies we all create in our heads, the detours from reality that assuage us. Delightfulness and charm ultimately win out over any deep revelations, though, as the script from Zoe Kazan — who also stars as the title character — keeps things light and bright. This is also true of the brisk direction from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the husband-and-wife team behind “Little Miss Sunshine,” which was the very definition of a crowd-pleaser. The fact that Kazan and co-star Paul Dano have been a real-life couple for the past five years provides a bit of intriguing context, but their on-screen romance is more universally relatable. Dano stars as Calvin, a writer who achieved worldwide success and acclaim at a staggeringly young age with a novel that gets mentioned in the same breath with “The Catcher in the Rye.” Years later, he’s still trying to follow that up. He wakes up each day by himself, drags his lanky body upstairs to his home office and stares at an empty sheet of white paper that sits in the typewriter, quietly mocking him. RATED: R for language, including some sexual references, and for some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Step Up Revolution"

With “Step Up Revolution,” their second summertime atbat after “Rock of Ages,” producers Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot return to one of the things they do best — making young unknowns look like the next big thing. In its fourth installment, however, the “Step Up” franchise has traded an air of inevitability for one of predictability. While die-hard fans and dance fanatics will respond on the opening weekend, ongoing competition from superheroes and cute cartoon characters may slow momentum in subsequent weeks. After dancing its way across Baltimore and New York City in previous iterations, “Step Up” moves to Miami, where homeboys Sean (Ryan Guzman) and Eddy (Misha Gabriel) have been best buds since toddler-hood and now lead a local dance flash mob known as, well, “The Mob,” just to keep things simple. Together with their crew, including choreographers, visual artists and a DJ, the guys have been busting out surprise dance numbers all over Miami and shooting video to compete in a YouTube contest to win $1 million. Sean’s day job as a waiter at a luxury hotel helps support his dance habit and pay the rent on the house he shares with his single-mom sister (Megan Boone) and niece. When Emily Anderson (Kathryn McCormick) turns up at the hotel — owned by her father Bill (Peter Gallagher), a ruthless real-estate developer — for a summer of bartending while preparing to audition for a coveted spot with a high-toned local dance company, attraction inevitably sparks between the two. RATED: PG-13 for some suggestive dancing and language. RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes.


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This film image released by Independent Pictures shows Matthew McConaughey in a scene from "Killer Joe."

"Killer Joe" wallows in Texas trash By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press Matthew McConaughey has enjoyed a bit of a reinvention over the past year or so, casting aside eager-to-please roles in forgettable romantic comedies for dark, serious work in films with more shading and complexity to them. This began with 2011’s “The Lincoln Lawyer,” in which he played a sleazy lawyer who finds his swagger may not help him get out of every jam. It continued earlier this year with supporting roles as a slick, self-promoting district attorney in “Bernie” and as a stripperturned-nightclub owner hungry for money and fame in “Magic Mike.”

But McConaughey’s evolution reaches a thunderous crescendo in “Killer Joe,” in which he plays the title character: a meticulously smooth Dallas police detective with a side business as a hit man. He’s calm and controlling, soft-spoken and impeccably dressed. And he’s extremely dangerous. If you look closely, McConaughey hasn’t changed all that much. All these performances call upon him to play on his persona, to work that seductive charm with his sexy smile and Texas twang, but now he’s doing it for dubious if not deadly purposes. As he embraces his maturity, he’s establishing a much more powerful screen presence. Joe is the frightening figure at the center of William Friedkin’s pulpy Southwestern noir,

full of drug dealers and trailer parks, diner tips and tuna casseroles. This is the second time the veteran director of “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” has adapted a play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts; their first collaboration was 2007’s “Bug,” about a couple who hide in a motel room and feed on each other’s paranoia, with Letts adapting the screenplay both times. Whereas “Bug” was ridiculous and didn’t know it, “Killer Joe” is ridiculous and absolutely wallows in it. It revels in its low-rent digs and low-life criminals. These characters are types, people at the fringes of society who are screwed up beyond redemption, but the actors playing them are clearly having a blast slumming.

“Killer Joe” is seriously graphic and squirminducing, especially at its climax — there’s a reason it earned an NC-17 rating — but while it may sound crass to enjoy on-screen violence at a time like this, the movie can be hilarious and unexpectedly fun. It’ll set you on edge from the beginning, though. Chris (Emile Hirsch), a 22-year-old drug dealer, owes his boss $6,000 when his mother steals his stash. Desperate, he goes to his beer-drinking, auto mechanic father, Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), who’s divorced from his mom, to set a plan in motion: They’ll have her killed and collect on her $50,000 life insurance policy. Killer Joe is just the man for the job. Trouble is, he wants the money in advance.

Don't bother to watch "The Watch" By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge The movies have forever tried to tackle real life situations as part of their storytelling allure. Sometimes, though, actual events can have an impact far beyond what would ever be expected. Take for instance the new comedy starring Ben Stiller, "The Watch." Back in the early part of the year when I first saw the trailer, this movie was called "Neighborhood Wa t c h " a n d i t l o o k e d l i k e i t was going to be your typical, sophomoric R-rated comedy with lots of bad words and appalling scenarios. Then came the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin in late February and the studio brass got nervous and changed the title to its current iteration. All of this

happened before I even realized "The Watch" was about an alien invasion...which is the most unfortunate thing about the entire blunder. If sexual hijinks, token drug use, and borderline racism are the things that make you smile, "The Watch" should be the funniest movie of the year in premise. In actuality, however, a decent idea has been squandered. Stiller, who is aging remarkably quickly, portrays Evan Trautwig, the store manager of a successful Costco in an idyllic Ohio suburb. Evan is always with a new project in the community he so loves. Between making his hometown a better place to live, and trying to build a family with his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt), Evan is the fixer for every civic problem. When one

of his store associates (Joe Nunez) is brutally murdered – in fine comedy fashion – he steps up to create a Neighborhood Watch to help the police (Will Forte and Mel Rodriguez, playing tough in a very unfunny way) solve the crime. What should be a buddy comedy by this time is already building into a boring nightmare. Evan's recruits are a vigilante failed police recruit (Jonah Hill), a boozy dad (Vince Vaughn), and a vaguely ethnic Brit (Richard Ayoade). The three play their stock roles well. Hill's Franklin is an angry gun nut with arrested development problems. He's involved just to stick it to the cops that refused to let him join their fraternity. Newcomer Ayoade seems to serve the purpose of highlighting Evan's need for a

friend of every demographic background, which is something that's both troublingly real in filmmaking and an in-joke to the actual plot of this movie. The only actor/character who really needs no explanation is Vaughn. When hasn't Vince Vaughn been involved in a movie like this? He plays his trademark style of hyper-childishness to the hilt. His character's name is Bob and Bob's sole interest in this mission is to make some friends outside of his estrogen-controlled universe. He needs some 'guy time' to break in his awesome Man Cave. The Neighborhood Watch team wastes no time in getting to the heart of this movie's matters. They uncover a conspiracy by an alien race to invade Earth and spend 80 minutes trying to save mankind in

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their own bumbling, ham-fisted, potty-mouthed way. Along that way they bump into R. Lee Ermey as an angry resident, an uncredited Billy Crudup as their chief suspect, and a community orgy happening under their unsuspecting noses. That final bit is particularly bizarre and features the comedy group The Lonely Island among its participants with director Akiva Schaffer and SNL's Andy Samberg in cameo. Despite a promising start, and a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad"), this show is dead on arrival. Find something better to finish off your summer. "The Watch" runs 110 minutes and is rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images. I give this film one star out of four.

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Friday, August 10 Thom Donovan, Rossi, Grace Sophia, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. STL Is The Movement 3 w/ Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Planet Boogie, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Free Funk Friday w/ Hazard to ya Booty, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Kim Massie, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 11 Wanda Jackson w/ Little Rachel, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Farms Rock Benefit Concert feat. Barn Animals, Peach, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. Funky butt Brass Band, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Mike Birbiglia w/ Greg Warren, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Melissa Neels Band, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Maryville, 7:30 p.m. Broncho w/ Bug Chaser, Animal Empty, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Radio Rich & The 4th Row, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Planet Boogie, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton London Calling, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 12 Dave Simon's Rock School, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors

12:30 p.m. The Revivalists, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Maryville, 7:30 p.m. Hellogoodbye w/ William Beckett, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Red Rock, 2:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton

Meek Mill w/ Rockie Fresh, The Pageant, St. Louis, doors 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 17

Bomb the Music Industry! w/ Snooty and the Ratfinks, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Atlas Genius, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, August 15 Dethlok, Lamb of God, Family Arena, St. Charles, Doors 6:00 p.m. Scott and Karl, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 6:00 p.m. LOSTsoul w/ Modern Man, Al Bundie's Army, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Chuck Berry, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Charley Orlando, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Il Divo, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 16 Chris Knight, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Radio Star, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Starring, Guardian Angel, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Ockum's Razor - 10 Year Anniversary Show, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m. / Fantasy, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton D e r r i c k S t r i e b i g , D a n n y F r u e n d , Te n n e s s e e Tw o P i e c e , B l u e b e r r y H i l l , S t . L o u i s , D o o r s 8 : 0 0 p.m. Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Maryville, 7:30 p.m. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 19 The Dirty Guv'nahs, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Hoosier Daddy's, 2:00 p.m. / Jamberilla, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Pomegranates w/ Men Working in Trees, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Naked Rock Fight, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Maryville, 7:30 p.m.

Tuning in Anthony Hamilton to perform at The Fox Fox Concerts & AEG Live present the Back to Love Tour starring Anthony Hamilton with special guests Estelle & Antoine Dunn on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $69.50, $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and are available at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/5341111. Order tickets online at www. T h i s f a l l , G r a m m y Aw a r d winning, multi-platinum selling and critically acclaimed entertainer Anthony Hamilton will headline the Back To Love Tour, where his legions of fans across the country will have the opportunity to see him perform his timeless brand of music, including the latest hits from his fourth studio album of the same name. Anthony will bring along special guest, Grammy winner Estelle, and R&B newcomer, Antoine Dunn. Hamilton, a Charlotte, NC native who first began singing in church at the age of 10, has sold and collaborated on more than 20 million albums worldwide.  Most recently, Back to Love was named one of the “Best of 2012…So Far” by iTunes. The latest single from the CD, the Babyface-produced “Pray for Me,” was the #1 most added single at urban adult radio and showcases Hamilton’s signature vocals and remarkable range.  In addition, his duet with Jill Scott, “So In Love” from Scott’s Light of the Sun album, maintained the #1 spot on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 18 weeks last year, tying a record for longest time spent at #1 on the Urban AC Charts.  

The Fox to host "Les Miserables" Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Boubil and Schonber's "Les Miserables" is coming the Fox Theatre Oct. 16 to


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Music Tuning in LCCC announces fall music scheduled 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 – R e f l e c t i o n s b y D r. K e l l y 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 Br i n g Yo u r L u n c h – N o o n , 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

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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.

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• 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 Oregon, Stone In Love is 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 facility running as cultural center f o r t h e g re a t e r E d w a rd s v i l l e area. Your donations go towards t h e u p k e e p o f t h e f a c i l i t y, programming, and bringing a constant stream of culture to Edwardsville. The Wildey Theatre is located at 252 N. Main St. For more information, call 3072052.

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Above, red beans and rice with cornbread. Below, crab cakes drizzled with aioli sauce.

You Gotta' Eat The 1860's Hard Shell Cafe and Saloon in Soulard By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge A recent trip to the always enjoyable Soulard neighborhood in St. Louis for a friend’s birthday took me to 1860’s Hard Shell Cafe and Saloon for dinner. Hard Shell Cafe is located on the corner of Ninth Street and Geyer Avenue on the south side of Soulard and is a happening spot for a nice meal or to partake in some adult beverages. The building is spread out, with Hard Shell Cafe at one end and 1860’s Saloon at the other to keep the dining experience and the drinking experience separated. I did visit 1860’s Saloon later in the evening, but for the purposes of this article I will focus on Hard Shell Cafe. The decor at Hard Shell Cafe sticks to a Mardi Gras theme, after all, next to New Orleans, St. Louis hosts the second-largest Mardi Gras festivities in the country, all inside Soulard. There is a nice outside patio for patrons to enjoy a relaxing dining experience in the fresh air. Unfortunately it was over 100 degrees on our visit so we chose to dine inside. Hard Shell has a small dining area, but it remains very open with a long bar alongside the back wall and about 15 tables for visitors with a large fish tank along the front wall. There were also two large statues in the dining area, dressed in Mardi Gras-themed attire. Once I got my mitts on a menu I found out what Hard Shell Cafe is all about. I would describe their menu as having a range in flavor between Mid-Atlantic cuisine and Cajun. There was everything from crab cakes, oyster rockefeller and king crab legs to red beans and rice, jambalaya and a shrimp po' boy sandwich. I went with the two crab cakes selection on the appetizer menu to get me started before my main course of red beans and rice, served


with fresh corn bread. When the crab cakes arrived, they were extremely large and drizzled in a Cajun aioli sauce. The crab cakes are made from scratch at Hard Shell and hand pattied, but most of all they are delicious. I’ve found that sometimes crab cakes can have a somewhat bland taste, but at Hard Shell that is not the case. When I sliced into the soft and fluffy cakes there looked to be small diced red and green peppers mixed in, but the real flavor buster was the sauce. There was a nice kick to the aioli sauce, which meshed nicely with the taste of the crab. The breading for the cakes was soft and flaky and every bite practically melted in my mouth. It must have been good considering

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the amount of forks that attacked my plate in attempts to pilfer bites. Next came the main course, the red beans and rice. This concoction was served over a bed of herbed rice with monster chunks of andouille sausage. It was surprisingly thick and extremely filling. Spiced to the perfect level, there wasn’t enough kick to burn out my palate but instead just enough to tingle my tongue. The beans were practically as mammoth as the gobs of sausage, as well as the hearty hunks of green peppers and celery. Finally I dug into the last portion of my meal, the cornbread. Hard Shell boasts having homemade cornbread and it didn’t disappoint. It broke in half with ease and

packed a hearty taste. There were six of us total in our dinner party and everyone was in a sharing mood. We all traded bites to see who had made the best choice in their entree and honestly everyone had made wonderful decisions, there wasn’t a bad meal on the table. My friend Candice got the Cajun sampler, which consisted of red beans and rice, jambalaya and seafood gumbo while Rob had fried catfish strips, John ordered blackened catfish, Christine had the chicken po' boy and birthday girl Michelle went for the gold with the king crab legs. Everything was delicious. I will say that Hardshell Cafe can be a little pricey. I spent over $30 for my meal alone. It was mainly because I went with the crab cakes off of the appetizer menu and had a couple of beers to boot. The crab cakes priced in at $11.95 for the pair, still the cheapest choice in the appetizer section. I could have had one crab cake for $6.95. My main course of red beans and rice was actually very appealing to the pocket book, only costing $7.95. The king crab legs were the most expensive option on the menu. Michelle went with the three-quarter pound choice which cost $25.95. Patrons could also purchase a pound-and-ahalf of crab legs for $39.95. I would definitely recommend visiting 1860’s Hardshell Cafe and Saloon.' I will return. On my next visit I think I’ll test out the oyster rockefeller – freshly shucked oysters with spinach, bacon and garlic and a blend of three cheeses, said to be baked to perfection. As for the saloon part, well we ended our night there later on with some good beers on tap and listening to a classic rock band playing some good tunes. As always, Soulard promotes a fun and friendly atmosphere. An Elvis impersonator who sat in with the band for a song even taught Michelle how to swing dance, but I guess that’s a story for another time.




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Bunker Hill: 4BR/2BA, 5 acres w/pool & lake. Stove, frig, DW, 1 Bedroom apt, 604-1 Dewey w/d hookups, bsmt w/wet bar. $650/month. Electric, gas and $1750/mo. + dep., cr ck & refer- trash paid. 618-581-5154. ences required. 618/980-5262 1 Bedroom loft apartment, Also Edw 2 bd 1 bth, all new kit. hard 1 bedroom duplex. Clean and wood flrs. 2 car gar. Near SIU. well maintained. CREDIT Nice yard. A must see! W/D CHECK. No pets, no smoking hookup in bsmt. No pets. $875 $585mth. $585dep. 656-8953. + dep. Credit check. 656-3989. 1 Bedroom upstairs apt. close to Quiet Edwardsville neighbor- SIUE. New bath; large storage hood. Single family home, 2 area; cable/net ready; w/s/t incl. BR, 1.5 bath, central AC/heat, No pets. $600. Call 692-6110. stove, refrig, blinds, hardwood 1 Bedroom, NICE,quiet, private. floors, bedrooms carpeted, fireplace, walk-out patio, stove basement with w/d hookups. refrigerator,washer/dryer. ALL Parking. Tenant pays w/t/s and UTILITIES PAID, partially furelectric. One year lease. Nonnished. Immediate occupancy, smokers. $800. References. deposit and lease $665. Call 415-755-8685. 656-9200


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2 Bedroom, 1 bath, upstairs unit. All appliances, w/d hook up. No pets. $625 a month. 692-1197. 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 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. pkng. $710 up to $745. 6926366. 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 15th, 2012. New carpet. $1100/mth. No pets. Leave message: 618/304-3283. 3 bdrm 2 bath apt. $950/mo dwntn Eville. Stove, Fridge, d/w furnished. No smoking/pets term of lease negotiable. 2 blocks from bike path 978-5044 or

2 BEDROOM apt. Gas, electric, water, sewer, trash included in rent $725 month. 329 (rear)”M” 3 bedroom, 1 BA, 1 car garage, duplex. Glen Carbon, near WalStreet. 618-581-5154. Mart. No pets. $900/mo., $900 2 Bedroom duplex with base- deposit. Available now. 618ment, washer and dryer, cov- 278-4745. ered parking. 830-5769.



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10 CHESHIRE COURT, EDWARDSVILLE GREAT LOCATION - CLOSE TO BIKE TRAILS, SCHOOLS, SHOPPING. Spacious 3 bedroom/4 bath home on beautiful, mature cul-de-sac lot. Main floor laundry & second kitchen in full walkout basement. $244,900

EDWARDSVILLE - CUSTOM QUALITY 4 BEDROOM/4 BATH HAS ALL THE BELLS & WHISTLES. Open floor plan & over 4700 sq.ft. inside. Large custom patio w/real rock water feature, wood burning fireplace, & hot tub outside. 3 car side entry garage. $695,000

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EDWARDSVILLE - LOTS OF UPGRADES IN THIS 4BR/ 4BA HOME YOU WANT TO SEE! Spacious floor plan and delightful kitchen. Fenced back yard. $275,000

GLEN CARBON - 2BR FULL BRICK with full basement & spacious fenced yard. Collinsville School District. Many updates. Easy access to interstates. $135,000

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ALHAMBRA - RARE FIND ON 5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES with full basement. Heated garage. Four seasons room overlooking pool, barn & pasture, 48x72 metal pole building. $210,000


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107 MCARTHUR, TROY GREAT LOCATION near bike trails and interstates. 3BR/2BA, big kitchen, oversized garage. $194,900

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7016 REMINGTON, EDWARDSVILLE GREAT CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION w/flexible open floor plan. Huge master suite, finished lower level rooms. $214,000

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WORDEN - BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM/2 BATH HOME ON 6.03 ACRES. 1 acre stocked pond. Open floor plan. Full walkout basement & 4 car garage. $289,500

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MARYVILLE - OUTSTANDING CONDITION! 3BR/3BA with open floor plan. Full finished basement. Master suite has large closet & huge bath. Open kitchen with spacious breakfast area overlooks the arbor & deck. Open great room perfect for entertaining. 3,780 sq.ft. $265,500


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3 Bedroom apartment. Downtown Edwardsville $1195 rent. Nicest in town. Contact Jeff 806-2281. Accepting applications for Edwardsville efficiency: stove, fridge, AC, water/sewer/trash provided. $400 + deposit 618/466-8296, 530-6939


HAMEL: 2 Bedroom Duplex , washer/dryer hookup. No steps, very quiet! 618-791-9062. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY


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

Mobile Homes

1 & 2 bedroom apartments, For Rent 5 minutes to SIUE 791-9062 2 Bdrm 1 bath, W/D:

Arbor Glen Townhome NEWER luxury 2 bdrm 2.5 bth Open Floor Plan Each bedroom has own onsuite bath in Glen Carbon. Nice Area. Great Location. Bsmt, deck, all appliances, w/d hookup. Lots of storage. $745/mo. + dep. 618/781-7692




also 2 Bdrm 1 bath, W/D hookup, both $450/mo. incl W/T/S. 1st , last month & security deposit. No pets. 618-780-3937.

Office Space For Rent


FSBO 7.5 acres park like setting 1ac lake. 3 bdr, 3 full bths ranch. 8522 Greenbriar Est., Edw. Open Sunday 8/5, 8/12, and Tuesday 8/14: 1-4pm. 656-6763.

Office space for lease at IL 157 and Center Grove Road, up to 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824

FSBO: 3 BR, 2 BA home in Edwardsville w/full bsmt. Rehab needs to be finished. Nice established neighborhood. Asking $60,000. 618/917-9132.

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BASKETBALL COURT 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished LL, 3 car garge & great location.

5 ACRE horse property with 40x60 Morton building & updated brick home.

$309,900 Edwardsville PR100504 JUDINE (618) 531-0488 or CHRIS (618) 580-6133

$234,500 Alhambra PR100503 SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

Lots For Sale

Lots For Sale

FRESH “LIKE NEW” 3 bedroom with finished LL, updates, & spacious deck overlooking fenced yard. $164,900 Edwardsville PR100507 DIANA MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024


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


Yard Sales


Collinsville High School Band Rummage & Bake Sale!!! Saturday, August 11th 7am—1pm ONE DAY ONLY!!! Collinsville High School Cafeteria 2201 MORRISON Something for everyone!!! Proceeds to benefit the CHS Kahok Band! DON’T MISS IT!


2 SCENIC BURIAL PLOTS at Garden of Devotion in Sunset Hills Estates $2400 each. 636332-8843.


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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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For Sale/Lease 1100 sq ft office space. Handicap accessibility. Close to downtown. Great for small office or business. 618692-6110 for information.

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1 Bdrm 1 Bth Apt ($700) Commercial Space Newly painted, new carpet, For Rent 720 hardwood floors and coin laundry facilities on site. Quite COMMERCIAL SPACE 800 sq. Available Now! 2 & 3 bed- neighborhood, close to down- ft. on Troy Road in Edwardsville. rooms. Ask about our specials. town and St. Boniface Church. Call 618-977-9459. 692-9310 Call or text Jamie 618-550-3309 Cute 1 bedroom apartment in Quiet Edwardsville neighbor- Office Space older home, quiet neighbor- hood. Lovely 2 BR 1 bath For Rent 725 hood, new flooring. Recently upstairs apartment. All electric, updated. Close to SIU AC, stove, refrig, blinds, full DENTAL OFFICE $500/mo. 656-1357. kitchen, carpet. Parking. Tenfor lease located at ant pays w/t/s and electric. One FULLY FURNISHED. Dish TV, 40 Edwardsville Non-smokers. internet. Non-smoking male year lease. Professional Park $700. References. 415-755with references. $520/mo MEYER REALTY 656-5744 includes all utilities. 972-0948. 8685.

Homes For Sale


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

74 Sunset Hills Drive, Edwardsville $369,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM KAREN MENENDEZ (618) 781-0546

134 Ginger Hollow Court, Glen Carbon $345,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BARRY MAULDEN (618) 779-4755


1504 Lincoln Knolls Dr., Edwardsville $284,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BRENDA HOLSHOUSER (618) 789-2742

105 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Edwardsville $269,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323

111 Michelle Drive, Glen Carbon $239,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BETTY TREAT (618) 830-3952

1927 Monticello Place, Edwardsville $179,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM ANGELA CARPENTER (618) 954-8330

417 Pheasant Court, Worden $178,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM CINDY FELDMANN (618) 410-2202

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EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED! 1.5 story with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 +/- acre, and beautiful landscaping. $474,500 Edwardsville PR100356

30 ACRES! currently zoned Agriculture & being farmed. Could be great for subdivision. $320,000 Highland PR9947

SPRAWLING RANCH with beautiful hardwood floors, finished LL, updated baths, & screened porch. $279,900 Edwardsville PR100463

EXTREMELY NICE RANCH with 3 BRs, on 1.3 +/- acres. Full basement, oversized garage & great location. $229,900 Highland PR100118

LOCATION CLOSE TO BIKE TRAIL shopping, & Children’s Museum. 1 1/2 story 3-5 BR, 2 BA home. $110,000 Edwardsville PR100306

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FABULOUS! Gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, finished lower level, wet bar, sprinkler system. $439,900 Edwardsville PR100397

LAKE FRONT HOME with woods, walk-out finished lower level, impressive & immaculate. $359,900 Worden PR100316

ATRIUM RANCH has vaulted ceiling, finished walkout, waterfall & Koi pond. $292,500 Edwardsville PR100385

“ON” THE GOLF COURSE! 2,600 sq. ft. of relaxation. 2BR, 3 bath, formal dining. $250,000 Edwardsville PR100277

LUCKY HOUSE OF 3’S!!! 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage. Atrium ranch on corner lot. $229,900 Troy PR100036

SECLUDED WOODED LOT and lovely ranch with 4 bedrooms & finished basement in Edwardsville. $215,000 Edwardsville PR100388

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NEED SPACE? Large bi-level backs up to woods in Country Village Subdivision. $196,000 Troy PR100122

ALL BRICK 3 BEDROOM with large back yard, family room on main & lower levels. $170,000 Glen Carbon PR9810

WAITING FOR YOU! 3 bedroom ranch in Holiday Shores with lake privileges. $165,000 Worden PR9972

NEWER WOOD FLOORING 4 bedroom, 3 bath bi-level in Troy. Appliances stay. Mature trees. $164,900 Troy PR100404

ALL BRICK RANCH on 1.2 +/-a acre, hardwood floors, oversized garage. Room to build. $119,900 Moro PR100365

CHARMING AND UPDATED 2 bedroom, 1 bath with remodeled kitchen and bath. $115,900 Edwardsville PR9996

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Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Carrie Caton 2 Lake Dr. Moro $170,000 Lake view home on half acre.

Open Sunday 11:00 - 12:30 Hosting Agent: Angie Daniels 510 Chapman, Edwardsville $109,900 Updated & adorable 2BR/1BA home!

Open Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 Hosting Agent: Carrie Caton 8425 Schiller, Worden $177,400 Huge 3BR/2BA on 3/4 acre!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agents: Kim Garbe, Paula Rickey & Stan Groppel 510 Seminary Square, Alton $394,995 Beautifully renovated historic mansion.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent:Sharon Joiner 2604 Sandstone, Maryville $249,900 Open floor plan! Move-in cond. w/walkout!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Cindy Driesner 1225 Chancellor, Edwardsville $163,000 3BR/3BA condo close to everything!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Ingrid Moussalli 243 Mill St., Collinsville $120,000 3BR/1.5BA, 1 owner bi-level home!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Roxanne Portell 28 Dogwood Terrace, Maryville $210,000 Contemporary ranch w/open floor plan.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Lisa Costin 29 Weslake Dr., Fairview Heights $154,900 Lakefront wooded all-brick walk-out 3BR/3BA.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Angie Daniels 32 Sunset, Glen Carbon $100,000 Updated 2BR/1BA, move-in ready!


Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Marilyn Tebbe 135 Sunray Dr., Highland $164,900 4BR/3BA w/large deck & open floor plan.

Open Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 Hosting Agent: Lois Pontius 5729 Old Alton Edw. Rd., Edw. $250,000 Historic 3BR/2BA on 5+ acres.

Open Sunday 11:00 - 12:30 Hosting Agent: Lois Pontius 700 Hollywood Heights Rd, Caseyville $68,000 Great starter home 3BR/1BA.

113 Fox Hill Ct., Edwardsville Beautiful golf course view, new construction. $439,900

1200 Springbrooke Dr., Edw. Amazing inside & out, custom kitchen, private! $268,000

31 Tickey Point Ln., Coffeen Lake Coffeen in your back yard! $140,000

518 Jefferson, Edwardsville 2BR/1.5BA, fenced yard & efficiency in back. $119,900

904 Holyoak, Edwardsville 3BR/1BA updated older home. $112,900


100 Lakewood Dr., Glen Carbon 5+ acres. Recent updates. $597,500

3907 Stone Hollow Ln., Edwardsville Gorgeous Home! Upgrades throughout! $575,000

8656 Goshen, Edwardsville 18 +/- acres, lake, horses allowed. $549,900

33 Wolfe Creek Ct., Glen Carbon Beautiful updated 4BR/3.5BA move-in ready! $469,900

585 East Lake Dr., Edwardsville Gorgeous lakefront 4BR/4BA home! $350,000

8739 Wendell Creek, St. Jacob Attractive new construction! Open plan and finished LL. $255,000

8512 Possum Hill, Worden Large 4BR home on 5+/- wooded acres. $236,900

7506 Stonebridge Golf Dr., Maryville Like new 3BR with many updates. $214,900

1008 Chancellor Dr., Edwardsville Spacious 2 story, move-in ready! $214,900

1116 Formosa, Collinsville Great home on +/- 5 acres. $214,900

7712 El Pine Estates, Edwardsville Country setting! 4BR/3BA spacious brick home. $184,900

2 Doe Court, Moro Corner, fenced lot with open floor plan. $139,900

171 E. Penning Ave., Wood River 3BR/3BA 4+ car garage detached. $139,900

1217 Harrison Edwardsville Attractive home in Historic LeClaire! $131,900

5129 Stacey Dr., Granite City 4BR/3BA bi-level with walkout patio. $127,900

2209 Delmar, Granite City Historic 4BR/2BA home with Victorian charm. $120,000

1610 N. Main, Edwardsville Adorable bungalow with income potential. $49,900

112 Dundee Ln (lot 41), Marine Tree lined and rolling 2 acre lot. $59,900 xxx St. Rt. 143, Edwardsville Country living close to town on 5.3 acres +/-. $175,000 xxx Fairmont Ave., Collinsville 23.25 acres +/- close to major highways. $1,200,000

Lots & Acreage

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

115 College St., Edwardsville 2BR/1BA covered front porch, open LR & DR. $88,000

3225 Wayne, Granite City Cozy, shaded 3BR/3BA home! $64,900

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Summit Springs Subd. Fvw. Hghts. 31 residential building lots in desirable subdivision. $476,000 C272


St. Rt. 3 & W. Madison Ave., Wood River 18,68 acres. High visibility and high traffic count. $975,000 C269

Vaughn Rd. @ I-255, Wood River 77.72 acres. Great location for an upper end subdivison. $2,080,000 C267

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xxx Old St. Louis Rd., Wood River 10.23 acres, very good industrial commercial site. $921,000


2815 Rock Hill Rd., Wood River Subdivision ready! 32 residential sites with utilities. $1,282,000 On the Edge of the Weekend

xxx E. Ingle Dr., Glen Carbon 6.2 acres level & sloping! $155,000 81 Riverview Dr., Golden Eagle Buildable lot with amazing river view. $80,000 1890 Fountainbleu Dr., Worden Two lots being sold as one. $27,500

Vaughn Rd. @ I-255, East Alton 5.28 Acres. Great location for hotel, etc. $1,204,000 C262

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