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17 Disney dreams What to know before you go.
19 The Butterfly House What's on tap this fall.
21 All wrapped up CBW opens in Dierbergs Plaza.
What’s Happening Thursday August 12_________ Promises, Promises -Stages St. Louis performance, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. Wood River Farmer’s Market, 4 p.m. to dusk -Madison Ave., Wood River
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Friday August 13_________ Promises, Promises -Stages St. Louis performance, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. Friday the Thirteenth Tour -Mineral Springs Mall, 301 E. Broadway, Alton, 866-465-3200. Movie Night -Glazebrook Park, 1404 Stamper Ln., Godfrey The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation -Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Vatican Splendors -Missouri History Museum, www. mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Saturday August 14_________ Promises, Promises -Stages St. Louis performance, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. Goshen Market -St Louis Street at Main Street, Edwardsville, 8 a.m. to noon 25th Annual Wood River Triathlon, 7:30 a.m. -670 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River, www.cityofwoodriver.com, 2513130. Soulard Arts and Crafts Fair -Soulard Market Park, corner 9th and Lafayette, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Louis, Mo. Miles Davis Tribute Concert -Lewis & Clark College Commons, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, 462-2763 Fight Me-MMA -Family Arena, Saturday, Aug. 14, St. Charles, Mo. Merrioke Karaoke -Moose Lodge No. 4, 8550 Bunkum Rd. Caseyville-chicken dinner 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and
Bill Viola: Visitation -Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Vatican Splendors -Missouri History Museum, www. mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com Brian Curran -Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open Mic w/Butch Moore -Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday August 15_________ Promises, PromisesStages St. Louis performance, The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation -Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Vatican Splendors -Missouri History Museum, www. mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
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Edwardsville Art Center exhibit puts quilts in the spotlight About 50 examples will highlight the craft By JULIE BIGGS Of The Edge Sometimes art takes a form in an item that we often don’t think about as being art. Such is the case with the Edwardsville Art Center’s (EAC) next exhibit that opens Aug. 6. EAC Board Director Joan Wentz curates the exhibit and teams up with The Quilted Garden owner Jenise Belling to bring us “Memory Makers Quilt Show.” Belling has operated The Quilted Garden in downtown Edwardsville for 10 years now. Belling said that Wentz, a quilter herself, approached her wanting to collaborate and do a show. “When I retired I was looking for a hobby and decided to try quilting,” Wentz said. “I never picked up a needle before but with Jenise’s assistance, I began quilting. I really enjoy picking out the material and watching the quilt evolve.” “Because of our joint love of quilting, we investigated with the EAC about having a quilt show,” Wentz said. The idea has finally come to fruition as “Memory Makers Quilt Show” will run at EAC from Aug. 6 through Aug. 27. About 50 quilts will made their debut during an opening reception Aug. 6. Several of the quilt artists will be at the reception. “What it has turned into is kind of a local fair,” Belling said. “The quilts that will be on display have all been made by folks that are local to the Edwardsville/Madison county area. A lot of these quilts have not been seen by the general public meaning that they haven’t been in other shows. That’s kind of exciting that these are new to the area.” Belling felt that everyone will be able to find a quilt that they love because they have such diverse entries. “We have art quilts with heavy beading on them, traditional
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Jenise Belling, owner of the Quilted Garden at left, and Joan Wentz display the mariner's compass quilt that will be auctioned as part of EAC's "Memory Makers Quilt Show." quilts like a bear paw, hand-quilted quilts, and a couple of antique quilts that are going in the show,” Belling said. “ We h a v e q u i l t s t h a t h a v e been designed by the quilt maker – meaning they designed their pattern. And we’ll have bed quilts down to small art quilts. We’ll even have some fiber art clothing - quilted clothing - as well.” During the quilt exhibit, a silent auction will be ongoing for a handquilted mariners compass quilt that has appraised at a value of more than $5,000. The appraiser noted that
less than 500 of this type of quilt can be found in the country due to the complexity of the pattern. The top bidder for the quilt will be announced at the close of the show on Aug. 27. “That’s really exciting,” Belling said. “It’s a beautiful quilt.” On Aug. 7, the Saturday following the show opening, a “sewing through the ages” demonstration is planned for visitors of the quilt exhibit. Several sewing machines from different eras will be set up at the exhibit and will be demonstrated. Belling said that they will be demonstrating a treadle machine,
which is an old sewing machine that is operated by a foot pedal, a featherweight Singer sewing machine made in the ‘30s to early ‘60s, a modern sewing machine and an ultra-modern computerized embroidery machine. “This is the first time the EAC has had a quilt show and if it is successful, there may be more in the future,” Wentz said. “I just think it’s really exciting for the community because Edwardsville really has not had a quilt show in all the years that I’ve been in business in Edwardsville,” Belling said.
“Everybody is local and it’s on the artists’ format more so than the sewers’ format so that’s exciting. I just think it’s really, really neat that the art world and the quilt world are coming together because quilting is an art.” The EAC, located at 310 Hillsboro Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sunday through Tuesdays. Call the EAC for additional information at 655-0337 or visit EAC’s Web site at www. EdwdardsvilleArttsCenter.org.
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People People planner Walk for Lupus scheduled Lace up your sneakers and gather your friends to join with KTVI-FOX2, KDNL-11, WHHLHOT 104.1 FM, the Lupus Founda t io n o f A me r ic a , I nc . Heartland Chapter, and bi-state area residents as they host the 27th Annual Twilight Walk for Lupus NowŽ, at Carondelet P a r k o n S a t u rd a y, O c t o b e r 2 , 2010! Wa l k e r s c a n r e g i s t e r t h r e e ways: online at LFAheartland. org, by email at info@ LFAheartland.org, or by phone toll-free at 1-800-9LUPUS6. Day of event check-in begins at 3 p.m., and the 27th Annual Twilight Walk for Lupus NowŽ will begin at 5 p.m. The event is hosted at twilight to reduce the adverse effects that heat and sun can have on people living with lupus. T h i s y e a r, w e a r e p r o u d to again welcome Honorary Chairman Demetrious Johnson, founder of the Demetrious Johnson Foundation for youth and National Sales Manager for the Athletic Sports Medicine Division of Covidien, here in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Johnson lost his sister ten years ago to complications from lupus, he continues to be a strong advocate for awareness and education about the disease. He is p ro u d t o b e p a r t o f t h e Twilight Walk for Lupus Now, and shares that passion with his listeners on HOT 104.1 FM every Sunday morning from 7 - 9 a.m. More than five million people worldwide face an unpredictable f u t u re a s t h e y s t r u g g l e d a i l y
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THF Gateway Cup scheduled Four days of cycling events and festivities will mark the THF Gateway Cup’s annual Pro Am t o u r t h ro u g h S t . L o u i s ’ m o s t colorful and historic communities. The race, presented by the Residence Inn by Marriott St. Louis Downtown, is open to riders of all skill sets, will held in the Lafayette neighborhood,
St. Francis Park in St. Louis Hills, on the Hill and in downtown St. Louis. There are competitive races for men, women and fun races for children. The events will be held Thursday – Monday, September 3-6. Mike Weiss, event director of the THF Gateway Cup and owner of Big Shark Bicycle Company expects the THF Gateway Cup to bring out some of the region’s most talented cyclists. “It’s an important and prestigious event for the St. Louis cycling c o m m u n i t y, a n d a l s o o u r f o r city neighborhoods. The energy and support of this event grows every year. The fans just can’t get enough.” On Thursday night, Big Shark Bicycle Company invites all competing cyclists to “carb up” with pizza and beer at Pi, one of St. Louis’s favorite places to grab a slice. Participants can also pick up their race number at Big Shark Bicycle Company off of Delmar as part of the Early Bird registration. Kids are encouraged to participate in the cycling events. In the place of charging a registration fee for the Kid’s Races, the THF Gateway Cup will be accepting donations for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Amachi Program, which provides assistance to children with incarcerated parents. Prizes for the kids include goodies from
The City Museum and Build-ABear Workshop. Friday afternoon kicks of the THF Gateway Cup’s first race, the Tour de Lafayette. The nighttime criterium, or short course cycling race, features a .9 mile loop around beautiful Lafayette Park. “Night races are especially exciting, and the lit course just adds to the drama,” says Dan S c h m a t z , f o r m e r p ro f e s s i o n a l cyclist and 7 time winner of the Lafayette Square Race. The Tour de Lafayette is sponsored by Studio 2108. Participants, volunteers and spectators will enjoy the second leg of the THF Gateway Cup in Francis Park. This year marks the St. Louis Hills neighborhood’s debut in the race. St. Louisans take pride in the many charms of the St. Louis Hills district and most famously, the delicious flavors of Ted Drewes c u s t a rd . B i g S h a r k B i c y c l i n g Company sponsors the Saturday events. O n S u n d a y, T h e G i ro D e l l a M o n t a g n a r a c e , p re s e n t e d b y Trailnet, will celebrate its 25th anniversary as part of the longest standing bike race in the St. Louis metropolitan area. With roots that go back to 19th century Italy, The Hill in St. Louis is one of the most culturally dynamic neighborhoods in the city. The Hill offers a wealth
of authentic Italian restaurants, bakeries, bars, social organizations and churches. Sunday’s events will begin and end at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, starting with a fun ride at 8:30 am. From 4 to 8pm riders and fans alike can enjoy the festive Giro Pasta Dinner at the St Louis Bocce Club. The menu includes all the pasta you can eat, plus two meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and available at the door. T h e G re e n s t re e t P ro p e r t i e s Downtown St. Louis Criterium is the fourth and final stop of the THF Gateway Cup. Monday’s course is framed by B u s c h S t a d i u m , t h e J e ff e r s o n National Expansion Memorial and the historic Gateway Arch. Registration opens at 9 am and the day will conclude with an awards ceremony. The THF Gateway Cup depends on help from volunteers. It takes 300 volunteers everyday to stay on schedule. Volunteers are needed for 2-3 hour shifts- before, during and after the races. Interested parties may register online at THF gatewaycup.com Cyclists interested in competing in the Gateway Cup are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as fields are expected to fill early. To register, visit THF gatewaycup.com.
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People People planner “McKendree Harvest Challenge” set Walk or run the streets of historic Lebanon and the surrounding countryside in the “McKendree Harvest Challenge” on Saturday, Sept. 18. McKendree University will host the road race, which includes a 5K run or walk and a half- marathon run. The race starts at 8 a.m., with a pre-event briefing at 7:40 a.m. The 3.1 mile and 13.1 mile courses begin at the center of campus and travel through quaint downtown Lebanon. The 5K route then goes to Lebanon’s Horner Park and returns to the main campus finish line. The half-marathon winds through the rolling, scenic, rural landscape of northern St. Clair County and also finishes back on campus. Walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K only. The registration fee is $12 for the 5K and $30 for the half-marathon, with an additional $5 charge for those who sign up on race day. Register in person on campus at the intramural gym, located in the Me\lvin Price Convocation Center; or online for a small fee at the website active.com. Download a registration form, course maps, and other information at mckendree. edu/raceday. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Sept. 14. T - s h i r t s a n d p o s t - r a c e refreshments will be provided while supplies last. For questions or more information, call Kim Smallheer at 618-537-6420 or 618-537-6941.
is $25 per car. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at www.thstl.org or by calling 636-3324940. VIP tickets are $65 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and include a buffet dinner and reserved seating under the VIP tent.
Monticello Railway Museum announces newest charter service The Monticello Railway Museum, located in Monticello, Illinois, a notfor-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, is pleased to announce our newest charter service. We are now offering the opportunity to reserve a coach for private charter on “weekends”. Do you have a special person who will be celebrating a birthday or other special day or event and would like to have a party without a large group in your home? We’ve got the ticket for you! The private charter for weekends is more reasonable than renting some other public facilities too! We are offering the private charter for a group of 1-25 people at $100. There is an additional charge of $4 per person from 26- to 40 passengers. Your private coach will depart the museum with the destination being the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello. There your group can take a short walk to beautiful downtown Monticello where you can enjoy ice cream, food and drink on your own. There is a beautiful park adjacent to the Wabash Depot where children can play or you can enjoy a picnic lunch. The museum
also offers a small picnic area. While at the museum your guests can enjoy our display cars which feature a great selection of vintage railroad memorabilia, a model train layout and visit the gift shop. Restrooms are available too. All of this for one price. Your party will be traveling in a non-air conditioned vintage coach to Monticello. We can not allow food or decorating on our coach due to the historic nature and preservation of the coach. Your party will be allowed one trip to the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello and one trip back to the museum located at 992 Iron Horse Place, (exit 166 – I 72) Monticello, IL. You can make the train ride the “present” or you may wish to schedule a special celebration at one of the merchant’s in downtown Monticello. Contact information with the merchant’s will be provided when reserving your private charter if so desired. We continue to offer private charters during the week but the cost is higher. The weekend private charter will not be available during special events and is available on weekends during our regular operating season. Advance reservation is required. Check out their Web page for events and schedules and while you are there register on Facebook to receive updates for events and projects at the museum. http:// mrym.org The Monticello Railway Museum is open to the public May 1 through October 31 each year. Monticello Railway Museum 992 Iron Horse Place Monticello, Illinois 61856 Monticello Railway Museum is
located off I-72 exit #166 between Champaign and Decatur, Illinois All proceeds from the event are used for restoration and operation of historic trains at the museum. For further information, call 877762-9011 or email: email@example.com
DinoQuest offers Jurassic Dark nights Bring your family to experience the wonder of the Missouri Botanical Garden and its new “ D i n o Q u e s t : A Tro p i c a l Tre k Through Time” exhibition—after hours! Dramatic lighting and fog elements enhance the habitat of the lifelike dinosaurs and other reptiles taking up temporary residence in the Climatron® tropical rain forest on Jurassic Dark nights, Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m., May through September. Cost for the special evening experience is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages three to 12 and includes Garden, Children’s Garden and DinoQuest exhibit admission. Take an evening trek througzh the lush, verdant Climatron to witness more than a dozen scenes of dinosaurs and other reptiles from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic and Permian periods “frozen in time” amid the living flora. Encounter a toothy T. Rex, a pair of hungry Heterodontosaurus herbivores, a flock of bird-like Bambiraptors and more. Visit the Brookings Interpretive Center for hands-on activities exploring the common thread between dinosaurs and people: their lives both depend on plants. Children can climb inside a
dino nest and use palm fronds and other plant material to protect eggs, just like dinosaur parents did. Dress up in explorer gear and use tools like real scientists in a pretend fossil field lab. Marvel at the 65-millionyear-old sandstone slab filled with dinosaur, turtle, fish and bird fossils. The two-acre Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri A d v e n t u re w i l l re m a i n o p e n late from 6 to 8 p.m. for outdoor exploration, learning and fun. A roaming balloon artist will make colorful dinosaur souvenirs appear with the twist of a wrist. Sassafras, the Garden’s café, will be serving their full menu until 8 p.m. Treat your young paleontologist to a special DinoQuest kids menu featuring dino mac and cheese and raptor nuggets (dino-shaped chicken nuggets) with petrified potato sticks. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west of the Garden at the intersection of Shaw and Vandeventer. Inquire at the ticket counter for stroller, wheelchair or scooter rental,available on a first come, first served basis. J u r a s s i c D a r k e v e n i n g s a re Thursdays, May 6 through Sept. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.; last entry of the night is at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $7 for children (ages three to 12), and includes Garden, Children’s Garden and DinoQuest exhibit admission. Missouri Botanical Garden members enjoy discounted Jurassic Dark admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information about the DinoQuest exhibition, visit www. mobot.org/dinoquest. For general Garden information, visit www. mobot.org or call (314) 577-5100.
Therapeutic Horsemanship to host benefit polo match Enjoy a unique afternoon of fun and excitement for the family. Activities include the polo match itself - a high-speed cross between croquet and hockey on horseback - and family fun activities for all ages. Families can bring a blanket and pack a picnic, or grab a snack from the vendors on site. The polo match is fully hosted with a playby-play that includes explanations and information about the game of polo as it unfolds on the field. Plus, all attendees are invited to the traditional half-time “stomping of the divots” and a riding exhibition by some of the Therapeutic Horsemanship riders. When: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, gates open at 3 p.m. Match begins at 4 p.m. Where: McGhee Polo Field, Spirit Valley Farms, 17879 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, Mo. Map available at www.thstl.org. Ticket info: Day of admission
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People People planner Botanical Garden plans Japanese Festival The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual celebration of Japanese sights, sounds and traditions returns to St. Louis on Labor Day weekend! Experience the Japanese Festival, Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 6 (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 children ages 3 to 12. Visit www. mobot.org/events/japanesefestival for a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities. A boisterous festival procession originates at the Climatron® on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. to launch the celebration. Follow the ornately-decorated dashi stage and omikoshi Shinto shrine as they wind their
way through the Garden to the entrance of Seiwa-en, the “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace” and one of the largest authentic Japanese strolling gardens in North America. Visiting and local dignitaries will break a cask of sake in the ritual of kagamiwari as bon odori dancers and taiko drummers entertain the crowd, officially opening the Japanese Festival. Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy more than two dozen different activities and forms of entertainment, including a host of family-friendly offerings. The St. Louis Osuwa Taiko group returns to thrill crowds with the reverberating boom of their taiko drums on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday and Monday at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the outdoor Cohen Amphitheater. Learn traditional Japanese festival dancing with bon odori demonstrations both Saturday and
Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Yagura stage in the Japanese Garden. Weighing in at 1,100-plus combined pounds, friendly giants and retired professionals Koryu, Sunahama and Kamikiiwa showcase Japan’s ancient and revered national sport of sumo wrestling twice a day at the Cohen Amphitheater. Learn what life was like training and living in Japan’s sumo heya (or stables) for these Hawaiian-natives, all of whom achieved high rankings in the sport. A few daring audience members will have the chance to compete against the three sumotori in practice bouts! Sumo demonstrations are Saturday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. and Sunday and Monday at noon and 4 p.m. The University of Missouri-Columbia Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe takes the stage daily for performances of bunraku, a form oftraditional Japanese puppet theater. Watch
detailed, four-foot-tall wooden puppets dramatically come to life, aided by a system of rods, levers and a team of three puppeteers called the ningyo-zukai. Shows are Saturday at 5 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 and 5:30 p.m. and Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Shoenberg Theater; seating is limited and available firstcome, first-served. Japanese Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p. m. (doors open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. for evening candlelight walks), and Monday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 their children are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit.
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Pointfest 27 29 bands for $29 By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge It may be some of the hottest weather we have experienced in a while, but that won’t stop the rocking that is scheduled to take place at Verizon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 14. Pointfest 27 (yes, that is the number of concerts that have been performed in the name of “Pointfest” since Sept. 11, 1993) will offer 29 bands for $29 for those who love alternative and rock music. This year ’s lineup is: Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Puddle of Mudd, Hurt, Flyleaf, Sick Puppies, Ludo, Cavo, 10 Years, Halestorm,
American Bang, Hail the Villain, Autovein, Red Line Chemistry, Violent Soho, My Darkest Days and 12 local St. Louis bands. The all-day outdoor rock music festival is hosted twice a year by radio station “The Point 105.7” and has become even more popular. The festival features a main stage where the larger acts and headliners perform and other stages off to the sides for more local acts. Reserved seating is already sold out for the Aug. 14 event, but lawn seating (or standing, which may be the more appropriate description) is still available at w w w. l i v e n a t i o n . c o m f o r $ 2 9 . Parking is included in the cost of tickets, but if you would prefer “primo” parking, you can also purchase a special parking pass
for $20 at www.livenation.com. The show is scheduled to start at 10 a.m., which will be when more of the local groups will be featured on the side stages. The larger named bands generally take the stage in the early evening. In the past, it has been about 6 p.m. when the national acts begin performing. Generally, the larger the act, the later the performance. One group that is no stranger to the Pointfest scene is the group Ludo. The St. Louis-based band is scheduled to release their newest album on Sept. 7, 2010, and is sure to play some of the cuts for the release. Making their fourth appearance at this 27th Pointfest concert, they have evolved from
local favorites to nationally known status. A f t e r m o re t h a n t w o y e a r s of road work in support of their major label album debut on Island Records in 2008, Ludo returns to the racks with their longawaited new album, “Prepare the Preparations.” Paving the way for their new album’s release is “Whipped Cream,” a new single breaking at rock radio formats, with a viral video that was featured on the front page of Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die comedy Web site: http://www.funnyordie.com/ videos/b456441be0/whippedcream. With all the elements in place, Ludo will make their stop at Pointfest, and then return to the road with a mammoth 29-city
headlining U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 9, at the Metro in Chicago. They will conclude five weeks later on Oct. 15, at the Eagles Club (The Rave) in Milwaukee. Ludo – Andrew Volpe (vocals, guitar), Tim Ferrell (guitar, vocals), Tim Convy (Moog synthesizer, k ey bo ard s, vo ca ls ), an d M at t Palermo (drums, vocals) – won Best Alternative top honors at Clear Channel’s Best of NEW! 2008 Awards for “Love Me Dead,” the first Top 10 hit from their Island debut, “You’re Awful, I Love You” (released February, 2008). They performed “Love Me Dead” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then hopped onto
the Warped Tour ’08 for 22 shows across North America, playing on the Hurley stage. Relient K’s Uncle Fest Tour followed in the fall (with This Providence and House of Heroes). Ludo wrapped up their premiere first year at Island Records with “Go-Getter Greg,” the second single from “You’re Awful, I Love You.” The album rose to No. 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and sold over 100,000 copies. With “Go-Getter Greg” featured on AOL’s Music Mainpage, and added to FUSE’s Steven’s Untitled Rock Show, on mtvU, and on Music Choice, Ludo closed out the year with a very successful
headlining coast-to-coast tour. They hit the road again in 2009 for the Broken Bride Tour where they resurrected their 2005 rock opera and performed it in its entirety to the delight of longtime fans nationwide. They then began the writing and recording for what would become “Prepare the Preparations.” For further information go to www.LudoRock.com. Right now the sight is under construction, awaiting the arrival of the new release, but check back after Sept. 7 for the latest. For more information about Pointfest, visit www.kpnt.com, which is The Point, 105.7s site, or www.livenation.com.
At upper right, Ludo. At lower right, Puddle of Mudd. Above, Avenged Sevenfold’s logo.
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Music Tuning in RME revives outdoor concert series The River Music Experience (RME) is thrilled to announce the revival of its outdoor music series, Friday Live at 5! Now featuring free admission for adults and kids, Friday Live at 5 will host local and regional music every Friday beginning June 18 through September 24 outside on the RME’s courtyard, which is next to the Skybridge. Friday Live at 5 will give residents and visitors an opportunity to experience the downtown a t m o s p h e re w i t h l i v e m u s i c outdoors, immediately after the busy work week ends. The RME is also proud to provide an opportunity for local and regional acts to gain exposure to a wider audience in the Quad-Cities via this free program. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and music will start shortly continuing until 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available serving both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled. This series will not be held during major festival weekends, so please see below for a calendar of several upcoming shows. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. The RME would like to thank our sponsors for making this series all possible: TAG Communications, Arnold’s Body Shop, Tri- State S i d i n g Wi n d o w s & R o o f i n g , Rhythm City Casino, River Cities Sound, and media sponsors KWQC Channel 6 and Star 93.5. For further information visit www. rivermusicexperience.org , www. redstoneroom.com, or call 563326-1333. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these upcoming dates, please contact Maureen Schulte at the contact information below. Where: River Music Experience/ Skybridge Courtyard Admission: Free Gates: 5 p.m. Upcoming Shows & Sponsors August 27: Smooth Groove w/ The Meyers Brothers sponsored by TAG Communications September 3: To Be Announced September 10: The Warmth September 17: To Be Announced September 24: Dani Lynn Howe Band
SLSO receives $2 million endowment The S a i n t L o u i s S y m p h o n y Orchestra announced today that it has received commitment of a $2 million endowment gift from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation. In recognition of this contribution, the SLSO will establish The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair. The Chair will be awarded based
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on merit for a period of five years to a musician of the SLSO who demonstrates both excellence in artistry and leadership within the Orchestra and may be granted to any tenured orchestra member including those who already occupy a named chair. There will be a onetime $10,000 stipend awarded to the recipient at the start of their five-year term as the honoree, to be utilized for professional development. The award will be celebrated every five years. Mabel Purkerson, Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Trustee, said: “Mabel Reeder, my godmother, loved the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and was extremely generous to it. We at the Foundation felt that we could both further her legacy and support the wonderful music-making of the Saint Louis Symphony with an award that recognized the individual efforts of the musicians themselves. This award not only acknowledges artistic talent, but so many other things that go into being a valued member of this orchestra, which includes a commitment to the St. Louis community.” N e d L e m k e m e i e r, S L S O Chairman, Board of Trustees, said: “The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra continues to benefit in many significant ways from Mabel’s leadership and generosity as a patron and Trustee. The extraordinary gift of the Reeder Foundation, of which Mabel is a Trustee, demonstrates once again Mabel’s interest in, and commitment to, our Orchestra and the St. Louis Community. She is a very special friend.” Fred Bronstein, SLSO President & E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r, s a i d : “This wonderfully imaginative gift by the trustees of The Mabel D. Reeder Foundation both gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate every five years an outstanding member of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra whose artistry, leadership and musical contribution to our community has gone above and beyond, while at the same time adding to the future financial security of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra by helping build its endowment.” Founded in 1880, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director and second Americanborn conductor in the Orchestra’s history. In its 130th season, the SLSO continues to strive for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection. In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, the SLSO is an integral part of the St. Louis community, presenting more than 250 free education and community partnership programs each year.
In June 2008, the SLSO launched Building Our Business, which takes a proactive, two-pronged approach: build audiences and re-invigorate the SLSO brand making the SLSO and Powell Hall the place to be; and build the base for enhanced institutional commitment and donations. This is all part of a larger strategic plan adopted in May 2009 that includes new core ideology and a 10-year strategic vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, doubling the existing audience, and revenue growth across all key operating areas.
Du Quoin State Fair announces lineup Featuring a full schedule of main grandstand entertainment, Du Quoin State Fair manager John Rednour, Jr. announced the lineup for the 88th annual happening of southern Illinois’ major attraction. “We’re offering some new, a lot of the past, some rock, some country,
some western-country and some gospel in the way of entertainers,” Rednour said. “All will be sandwiched between an opening night of harness horse racing and a closing night of auto racing.” Lee Ann Womack, Ray Price, BJ Thomas, Billy Joe Royal, Cinderella, southern Illinois gospel music groups, Dierks Bentley, Styx, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Seether will be featured following the firsttime ever opening night of harness racing Friday, Aug. 27. Womack is perhaps best known for her “I Hope You Dance” single, which reached #1 on the country m u s i c c h a r t s i n 2 0 0 0 . S h e ’ s scheduled to appear Saturday, Aug. 28. Price, Thomas and Royal will share center stage the following night when country music from the past takes over before Cinderella totally changes the mood and atmosphere the next night, Monday, Aug. 30, with its raucous style behind leader Tom Keifer, who has been compared to Mick Jagger by “Rolling Stone” magazine.
After the pace slows Tuesday night (Aug. 31) when gospel music groups dominate, another of country music’s top stars, Dierks Bentley, returns for an encore performance at Du Quoin the following night. Styx, an American rock band that was at its peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s before making a strong ncomeback recently, will perform Thursday night (Sept. 2). The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a musical presence for more than 40 years, is the main attraction Fridaynight (Sept. 3). It’ll be back to hard rock sounds the following night when Seether, led by front man-guitarist Shaun Morgan, is expected to pack the grandstand with young adults. Closing out the main grandstand’s schedule will be a 100-mile United States Auto Race Sunday night prior to a daytime ARCA Car Series race Labor Day afternoon. The Fair ticket office will open for both walkup and telephone orders July 19 after having accepted early mail orders beginning July 12th. The grandstand ticket office number is 618-542-1535.
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Thursday, Aug. 12 • Poco, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 13 • D r. Z h i v e g a s , B o t t l e n e c k Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Broke, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Scott and Michelle, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Don Starwalt, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Mondin Band, 10 p.m.; Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • G u i t a r s & S a x e s : G e r a l d Albright, Jeff Golub, Kirk Whalum & Peter White, The Pageant, St. Louis • Ockum’s Razor w/Tok, Shadow Thieves, Last Night’s Disaster, at Just Bills Place, $5.
Saturday, Aug. 14 • P o i n t f e s t f e a t u r i n g 2 9 groups/$29-Avenged Sevenfold, Ludo, etc., Verizon Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo. • Miles Davis Tribute Concert, Lewis & Clark College Commons, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, 462-2763 • The Blackeyed Peas, T-Pain, Scottrade Center, St. Louis • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Third Day, Six Flags Summer Concert Series, Eureka, Mo. 7 p.m. • Merrioke Karaoke, Moose Lodge No. 4, 8550 Bunkum Rd. Caseyvillechicken dinner 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Killing Vegas, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Luster, 10 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • Loop Underground, Slampig, Bullshed, Liquor Store Bandits, Love Slurpee, The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo. • Ockum’s Razor w/Saence, Counterfeit Diary, Solklinch, Dave Wallace Band, at Bar OneEleven
Sunday, Aug. 15 • Brian Curran, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 16 • Cypress Hill, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m. • Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Cypress Hill w/Stevie Stone, The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 • The Reventones LIVE, The Shaved Duck, 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Goo Goo Dolls, Family Arena,
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St. Charles • Open Mic w/Duck Tape Duo Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19 • McLovin’, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Greg Silsby, 10 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville
Friday, Aug. 20 • That ‘80s Band, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Joe Dirt and The Dirty Boys Band, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • B o u l d e rd a s h , Vi l l a M a r i e Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Butch Moore, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Reggae Redemption, 10 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • St. Louis Smooth Jazz Summer Concert Series, Euge Groove & Andre Delano
Saturday, Aug. 21 • Raven Moon, Making Music Concert Series, Kirkwood Park Amphitheater, Kirkwood, Mo., 7:30 p.m. • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Tracy Smith presents: Elements of Love thru Music, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., 6 p.m. • Mean Street: A Tribute to Van Halen, Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo. • That ‘80s Band, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • My Own Medicine, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Don Starwalt Band, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville
Sunday, Aug. 22 • Bob Werner, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 23 • C o h e e d & C a m b r i a w / Porcupine Tree, The Deer Hunter, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo. • Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights
Wednesday, Aug. 25 • The Reventones LIVE, The Shaved Duck, 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Open Mic night, free tacos, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Villa Marie Winery, Maryville • Open Mic w/Duck Tape Duo Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26 • Farrell Webber, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Kentucky Knife Fight, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27 • Trixie Delight, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Plastic, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Mo Pleasure, Villa Marie Winery,
Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Mike Harper, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Jim Touts Band, 10 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville
Saturday, Aug. 28 • Jason Gray, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 7 p.m. • Trixie Delight, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Spank, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • I n c h Wr i s t , S t a g g e r I n n ,
Edwardsville, 10 p.m. • Ellen Martinez, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 29 • BB Secrist, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Ricardo Souza Melo & Ensemble, Music Folk, 7 p.m., Webster Groves, Mo., 8015 Big Bend Blvd., $7 • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 30
• Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430
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Dr. Aaron Omotola to Alton Orthopedic Clinic
Aaron Omotola, M.D., board-eligible in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine, has joined the staff of Alton Memorial Hospital. He is now accepting patients at Alton Orthopedic Clinic at 2710 College Avenue in Alton. He treats children, adults and seniors with a variety of concerns, including those needing surgical or nonsurgical care as a result of injuries, defects, or disease of the joints, bones, muscles and tendons. Originally from Chicago, Dr. Omotola earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He most recently finished his sports medicine fellowship training at the Ochnser clinic, where he had the opportunity to work with the New Orleans Hornets basketball team, as well as the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. As a former athlete, Dr. Omotola is ready to get involved with helping everyone from young athletes to weekend warriors. As a father, Dr. Omotola understands how difficult it is for parents to miss work to get their children in to see a physician. He will conduct a clinic each Saturday morning this fall for area athletes, to make it easier for them to get diagnosed and receive treatment. With over 14 years of education, he can save you time and money and get you back into the game, most often without surgery.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Office located 2710 College Avenue at Alton Orthopedic Clinic. Call (618) 462-1201 to schedule an appointment.
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QuickGlance Movie Reviews
We’re happy to report, with great relief, that all the hype is justified. Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s first film since “The Dark Knight” is a stunningly gorgeous, technically flawless symphony of images and ideas. “Memento,” the mystery-in-reverse that put Nolan on the map a decade ago, looks almost quaint by comparison. In its sheer enormity, it’s every inch a blockbuster, but in the good sense of the word: with awesomeness, ambition and scope. The cinematography, production design, effects, editing, score, everything down the line — all superb. But unlike so many summer movies assigned that tag, “Inception” is no mindless thrill ride. It’ll make you work, but that’s part of what’s so thrilling about it. With its complicated concepts about dreams within dreams, layers of consciousness and methods of manipulation, “Inception” might make you want to stop a few times just to get your bearings. The juggernaut of Nolan’s storytelling momentum, however, keeps pounding away. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as dream thief Dom Cobb, an “extractor” who enters the mind while a person is dreaming to steal their secrets; Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays his detail-oriented right-hand man. Ken Watanabe, as the powerful businessman Saito, hires Dom and his team for a different kind of crime: sneak into the subconscious of a competitor (Cillian Murphy) and implant an idea that will ruin his empire. Tom Hardy, Ellen Page and Dileep Rao are all excellent as members of Dom’s crew. One of the year’s best films, and it’ll surely get even better upon repeated viewings. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. RUNNING TIME: 147 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Four stars out of four.
Despite the cryptic ads that pose the question, “Who Is Salt?” and regardless of the various twists and turns designed to throw us off, the intentions of Angelina Jolie’s super-spy character, Evelyn Salt, never really seem to be in question. Nonetheless, no actress working today is as convincing an action star as Jolie, and she does tear it up here; the fight scenes are visceral, not balletic like the “Tomb Raider” movies or supernaturally trippy as in “Wanted.” And “Salt” allows director Phillip Noyce to return to the kind of action thrillers he’s made previously, like the Tom Clancy adaptations “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” It’s muscular, gritty and propulsive. (Robert Elswit, an Oscar winner for “There Will Be Blood,” is the cinematographer.)
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It’s also totally ludicrous and lacking in even the slightest shred of humanity. What Jolie is called upon to do as a CIA operative accused of being a Russian spy grows increasingly difficult to accept, even for summer escapism. Yes, she’s supposed to be a highly trained undercover operative — whether she’s working for the United States or Russia — but this is ridiculous and even laughable when, in theory, we’re supposed to be engrossed. Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action. RUNNING TIME: 93 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
“The Extra Man”
The New York of the film from directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman (“American Splendor”) is populated by eccentrics — a gigolo! a Swiss hunchback! — whose eccentricities are meant to seem very eccentric. The cloying quirk stifles the film (based on Jonathan Ames’ novel), which is a shame mostly because it does Kevin Kline such a disservice. Louis Ives (Paul Dano) is a sensitive English teacher who fancies himself a 1920s gentleman out of “The Great Gatsby.” Fired from his teaching job, he seeks renewal in New York. He moves in with Henry Harrison (Kline), a faded aristocrat whose shabby apartment and broken-down Buick don’t — in his mind — dull his sophistication a bit. He’s a character to the hilt, a mix of high and low, deeming Henry James “unreadable” and teaching tricks for urinating on the street. Kline, the best thing in the film, plays Henry with classical stage enunciation, but the character still fails to resonate. Henry isn’t much more than a bag of peculiarities, and the same can be said for the movie. With Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly. RATED: R for some sexual content. RUNNINIG TIME: 108 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.
Robert Duvall looks great as a grizzled old coot, while Bill Murray makes a mighty fine funeral director. Surround them with sharp old-timey details of the Depression-era boondocks and the roles fit them even better. That’s the lowdown on this very old-fashioned comic drama whose charm comes more from the characters, performances and
rich period feel than from the story itself, which is inspired by real events but strains at the reins a bit in its fictionalized elements. Duvall is perfectly cast as a rural hermit who abruptly ends 40 years of seclusion to arrange a “living funeral” so he can hear what people might have to say about him while he’s still around. With terrific support from Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black and Bill Cobbs, the film marks a rosy feature debut by director Aaron Schneider, whose 2003 tale “Two Soldiers” won an Academy Award as best live-action short film. The main gripe, and it’s not a loud one, is the overly literary artifices the filmmakers concocted to wrap the story up so tidily. RATED: PG-13 for some thematic material and brief violent content. RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.
“Dinner for Schmucks”
There’s a lot less bite at this meal than there was in the classic French farce that was its inspiration. Whereas “The Dinner Game” was a tight, sharp satire of societal pretension, this remake seems more interested in broad slapstick. That’s unsurprising coming from Jay Roach, director of the “Austin Powers” movies, “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” Still, Roach takes time getting to the big, wacky evening at the film’s climax. “Dinner for Schmucks” is 34 minutes longer than its predecessor, and feels like it. As Steve Carell and Paul Rudd get to know each other during a series of mishaps, the pacing drags and the script takes them through some serious detours. But Carell, being the smart, sensitive comic actor that he is, infuses what might have been an insufferably obnoxious character with some real humanity. The same can’t be said for Rudd’s straight-man character because he’s drawn so plainly, it’s hard to care whether he suffers or succeeds. Rudd plays a financial analyst on the verge of a promotion. But first, he must impress his boss at a secret monthly dinner where the company elite compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot as their guest. When he meets Carell as a kindhearted IRS employee and amateur taxidermist, he knows he’s found his schmuck. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language. RUNNING TIME: 114 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.
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Movies Moore gets behind theater revival TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — For generations, Americans viewed films in stately, single-screen theaters that were pillars of city business districts — an experience that faded with the rise of suburban multiplexes and the decline of downtowns. Michael Moore wants to bring those theaters back. The Academy Aw a rd - w i n n i n g d o c u m e n t a r y filmmaker has a plan to refurbish or prop up downtown movie houses in his home state of Michigan — and eventually nationwide. Such efforts have been made before. But Moore’s approach has a twist, modeled on the successful resurrection of the State Theatre in Traverse City, his adopted hometown in northern Michigan. The way to rescue downtown movie houses, Moore says, is to run them as nonprofit ventures staffed mostly with volunteers. That slashes costs and gives the community a stake in the theater’s survival, he says. Moore plans to provide grants and training to theater operators who use those methods. The money would come from a fund he’s creating with his rebate from a state film tax credit earned by producing his documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” in Michigan. He expects the refund to total about $1 million. “One of our goals is to create an economic boost, particularly in struggling downtown areas,” he told The Associated Press this week during the annual Traverse City Film Festival, which he and others established six years ago. “Another is to save the art of cinema and encourage great films to be made.” The Flint native moved to the Traverse City area in 2003 and took an interest in the State Theatre on the resort town’s main street.
The Penn Theatre in Plymouth, Mich. The Penn, which opened in 1941, was closed from late 2003 until volunteers stepped forward several years later. Opened in 1916, it had become a shuttered relic. “I just felt bad every time I passed it,” Moore said. His team made the State the primary venue for the initial film fest. Moore eventually convinced the owner to hand over the $1.2 million facility for free so it could operate full-time as a nonprofit. It began doing so in November
2007, after a dramatic facelift. Its high, blackened ceiling sparkles with tiny lights resembling a starry sky. Thick draperies adorn the walls. The 534 seats are wide and comfortable; the sound system is state-of-the-art; the screen is 50 feet wide. There’s even an old-style organ. The theater has paid employees, but volunteers handle the box office,
concessions and ushering. An adult ticket for the typical movie costs $8; a large popcorn and soft drink combo is $7. Because of a contractual hitch, the State can’t show many firstrun movies. Its screenings consist largely of art-house fare: documentaries, foreign films, classics, along with second releases of newer films.
Yet it’s one of the nation’s topgrossing theaters and something of a community center, with opera broadcasts and sporting events. “The State Theatre, with its bright lights on the marquee, acts as a sort of beacon for the downtown area,” said Steve Fairbanks, manager of Red Ginger, a restaurant next to the theater. “There’s buzz and energy coming off that building.”
“Charlie St. Cloud” a good move for Efron By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge “Dinner for Schmucks” was funny, but really only the part that took place at the actual dinner. I guess I expected more from a Big Summer Comedy starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis, but it sure wasn’t The Hangover. What I did enjoy this week was a movie called “Charlie St. Cloud” and a lot of the things it did well to combine into a fine picture. Zac Efron has gotten a lot of flak for his film performances in his short career. Many complaints, really, would better be relegated against products like 17 Again and the “High School Musical” series. He has never had to act his way out of the paper bag that those producers stuck him in. “Charlie St. Cloud” is a step in the right direction, but just a baby step. The film still largely rests on his shoulder and Efron most certainly relies on those piercing blue
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eyes and teen idol good looks to get by with the crowds of ladies (at least in my screening) going to see his work. Here, he plays the titular character, a sailing stud whose big dreams lie in routing Yale as he leads the Stanford yachting team during his upcoming college foray. He’s a poor kid from a poor neighborhood, but his hard work and sensitive nature have made him a local favorite, a “Rudy-on-scholarship” that nobody dare cheer against. It’s his sensitive side that really shines through his tough guy facade when, in an accident that shook me in my seat, his little brother is lost at far too young an age. Sam St. Cloud (Charlie Tahan) was dorky, bratty, and a west-coaster obsessed with the Red Sox. He was the little brother no one could tolerate, but the one you couldn’t help love and look out after. He was Charlie’s buddy and the two spent a lot of time together while their overworked single mom (Kim Basinger) tried to make up for and absentee
dad. It might be because of this attachment that Charlie can still see Sam after he dies. They meet at sunset each day to practice for the upcoming Little League season that Sam was so looking forward to. For five years, Charlie never misses a practice. It’s the deal they had when Sam was alive and the only thing that now keeps his spirit from passing on to whatever happens next. Meeting Sam each day is Charlie’s obsession and keeps him from leading a productive life. He isolates himself as a cemetery caretaker where he tends flowerbeds, chases geese, and shoos off interlopers each day before locking the gate at dusk to have a catch with his little brother. A cute girl (Amanda Crews) wrecks it all, like in so many cases they do. Charlie tries to have it all when he falls for a local sailing celebrity, but finds it impossible to juggle his link to his brother and a new
love. More tragedy befalls our hero before he has to find redemption and face moving on or staying in place. Donal Logue and Ray Liotta also star in a movie that is about as predictable as an episode of “Baywatch”, but never less than 100 percent full of emotion. It’s the nearest imitation I could imagine to a Nicholas Sparks story (he was uninvolved as far as I know). This movie is actually based on a book called “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” that was written by journalist/author Ben Sherwood and published in 2004. This book might be worth a read, which is the best testament any adapted film can make for its source material. ••• “Charlie St. Cloud” runs 111 minutes and is rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene, and some sensuality. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.
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“Middle Men” is gleefully sleezy By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press You’ll probably want to take a shower after watching “Middle Men,” just to wash all the “ick” off yourself. And that’s a compliment. This inspired-by-a-true-story film about the birth of Internet porn is giddily sleazy, full of convincing crazies and criminals, as well as the scumbags and wannabes who surround them. Writer-director George Gallo seems to have been influenced here by “Boogie Nights” and “Goodfellas,” not just in their subject matter but in their fast-paced, in-your-face hodgepodge of images, styles and music. (The soundtrack, featuring period-appropriate songs from Moby and Fatboy Slim and a particularly apt use of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” must have cost a fortune.) It’s a predictable rise-and-fall tale of people who get in over their heads with no clue about how to get out, but at least it’s fun while it lasts. Besides, the details and the characters are what make these types of movies work. And Gallo, who previously wrote “Midnight Run” and “Bad Boys,” creates some lively figures for many of his actors to inhabit. Giovanni Ribisi is gloriously over-the-top as former veterinarian Wayne Beering, who helps come up with the idea of distributing porn online
in the late 1990s when he becomes bored with his own, um, inspirational material. Coked up and chain smoking, rambling and usually ready for a fight, he’s a complete idiot but he might also be a genius. The real brains behind the operation is former NASA technician Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), who creates a program within minutes that allows users to provide their credit card information online and receive photos and videos in return. (It almost seems quaint to look back at a not-sodistant time when Internet porn didn’t exist, given how pervasive it is now.) Neither of these guys knows how to handle the millions of dollars they make; at one point, even after they form an actual billing company and move into a legitimate office building, they forget a $2 million check that’s just sitting in a desk drawer. But while Buck is just as much of a coke fiend as Wayne, he’s comparatively coherent. So when they find themselves in deep trouble with a bunch of Russian mobsters (led by the formidable Rade Sherbedgia) and get beaten bloody in a trashed Las Vegas hotel suite, Buck kinda-sorta has enough sense to figure a way out. Unfortunately, that involves bringing in the well-connected and opportunistic lawyer Jerry Haggerty (a perfectly ruthless James Caan), who in turn brings in Jack Harris (Luke Wilson), a Texas businessman with a knack for solving problems.
And Jack is actually the one at the center of “Middle Men,” the straight man amid these larger-than-life lowlifes. After all, someone’s got to anchor all this mayhem. But Wilson plays him a little too straight. He’s so low-key it’s difficult to connect with him and, at least until nearly the end, hard to know whether his various alliances ever plague on his conscience. Jack glides among and manipulates all these people with such blase ease, he may as well be ordering take-out over the phone. He has a wife (Jacinda Barrett) and two kids back home in Houston, but his work in Los Angeles — which he likes to think of as above-board, since all he’s doing is running a billing company — keeps him away for longer and longer stretches. It also leads to a dalliance with a 23-year-old porn star (Laura Ramsey). We get a lot of voiceover from Wilson — probably too much — but then again, there are so many intertwined characters perpetrating so many scams, perhaps Gallo felt the device was necessary to help us keep track of everyone and everything. “Middle Men” is based on the experiences of Christopher Mallick, one of the film’s producers, and it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s fictionalized. Maybe it doesn’t matter though — maybe it’s just as well if we view it all as artifice and illusion, not unlike Internet porn itself.
"Eat, Pray, Love" a merchandiser's dream LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eat, pray, love, shop? There are plenty of opportunities to plumb the depths of your pocketbook, if not your soul, when the anticipated adaptation of the best-selling memoir hits theaters this month. It used to be that kids’ movies were the ones that got the big product tie-in treatment. There would be matching toys and maybe T-shirts, plus the inevitable Happy Meal or other fast-food connection. Soon, though, stores will be flooded with all things “Eat, Pray, Love.” Look for candles and moisturizing creams; jewelry, book marks and tote bags; a dedicated shop at Cost Plus World Markets featuring furniture, food and clothing inspired by the film; a branded digital reader preloaded with the book; a Republic of Tea blend; a line of designer clothing by Sue Wong; and a weekend special on HSN filled with products pegged to the movie, including prayer beads, scarves and hundreds of other items from the countries the story’s main character visits during her quest for self. “Eat, Pray, Love” follows author Elizabeth Gilbert, a 30-something
magazine writer trying to escape an unsatisfying marriage and rediscover an excitement for life. She embarks on a yearlong trip around the world to find herself, indulging in food and pleasure in Italy, experiencing prayer and devotion in India and aiming to balance the two in Bali. She does a lot of eating and a lot of praying during her journey, though not much shopping. The book has sold millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages. The film, which opens Aug. 13, is directed by “Glee’s” Ryan Murphy and stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup. Adapting such a popular book — especially with women — into a star-studded film makes it the ideal marketing opportunity for dozens of products, says Ryan Schinman, chief of Platinum Rye, an entertainment marketing company not working with “Eat, Pray, Love.” “Eat, Pray, Love” is a brand, he notes, so products that partner with the film become associated with a beloved book as well as the movie stars who tell the story on screen. “It doesn’t have to be a Marvel or Disney film to have different
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partnerships are on the rise. “Twilight” boasts scores of associated items, including a cookbook, perfume, underwear, shower curtains, bedding, purses, jewelry, clothing, a Burger King connection and refillable aluminum bottles touting Team Edward or Team Jacob. “Sex and the City 2” had its own branded vodka and jewelry. MAC cosmetics joined forces with Disney, not on a particular film, but to create distinct makeup collections linked with some of the studio’s most popular villains.
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Perfect arrangements New DVD will show you the way By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Kit Wertz and Casey Coleman Schwartz are the floral designing sisters of Flower Duet, who love to take the mystery out of flower arranging for their students. So many people enjoy the beauty and aromas of fresh flowers and have a desire to be able to arrange them on their own. Since 1999, the Los Angeles-based duo have been providing custom floral experiences for their clients – from blushing brides to students opening up their own flower shops. They have provided instruction for anyone who loves flowers and wants to learn more. The creation of Flower Duet came as a result of so many requests wanting to know “how do you do that?” After teaching classes on the West Coast, both private and semi-private, as well as group lessons, the duo came up with a way to share their teaching with floral enthusiasts across the country. They have created a DVD to start the novice off on their flower arranging adventure. “How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet,” is a new DVD instructional movie created by Flower Duet. This easy-to-follow instructional series is perfect for beginners and will give arrangers the confidence to be creative with flowers available at the local grocery or farmers’ market. “What You Will Learn with this DVD” explains that with just two to three mixed bunches of flowers and greenery (approximately 20 to 30 stems total), the sister floral design team of Flower Duets shows how to arrange the stems into a beautiful Europeanwrap style bouquet, using their tried and true technique that anyone can learn. The DVD cover explains that it includes professional florist secrets. The sister duo goes on location to their favorite flower market
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The Arts Artistic adventures Unique St. Louis art on display at the Arch Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will host a special exhibit from St. Louis artist Sheila Harris at the Old Courthouse now through Aug. 22. Created especially for the memorial, the exhibit consists of nearly 40 watercolor paintings of buildings that once stood on the Arch grounds. Harris’ “portraits” of buildings depict structures from several generations of the city’s architectural history illustrating how the landscape on the riverfront evolved over time. The paintings are grouped based on four historic and stylistic eras on the riverfront. In addition, each portrait will include maps showing the buildings’ original locations, architectural fragments from the buildings, interpretive text and an artist’s statement. Harris, a St. Louis native, taught art at Rosary High School for 36 years. The exhibit is curated by her sister, NiNi Harris, a local historian and the author of nine books on St. Louis history, architecture, city neighborhoods and the Gateway Arch. While the exhibit is on display at the Courthouse, Harris will discus s a n d d e m o n s t r a t e h e r technique during several scheduled appearances. A schedule of the appearances can be found online at www.nps.gov/jeff. NiNi Harris will also present a historical play based on the exhibit during its run. NiNi offers that the exhibit will “expand in a different media the riverfront story and bring to life the fact that there was once a wonderful collection of buildings there ranging from simple to ornate and from modest to grandiose. We have been so very fortunate in St. Louis, for we tore down a great collection of buildings, but got a great sculpture (the Gateway Arch) and landscape in their place. This is very rare in history and is one of the points I hope the exhibit will demonstrate.” This exhibit is possible due to the generous support from Jefferson National Parks Association.
The Arianna String Quartet announces 2010-11 St. Louis concert series The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) has announced its 2010-11 St. Louis concert series. Recognized as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles, the ASQ will perform four concerts – “Death and the Maiden,” “Arianna by Request,” “Quint-Essential!” with special guest pianist Anton Nel, and “Titans of Style” – in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale August 9. The ASQ, comprised of violinists John McGrosso and David Gillham, violist Joanna Mendoza and cellist Kurt Baldwin, has been based in St. Louis since 2000 and is the quartetin-residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “The Arianna’s audience has significantly expanded over the last couple of years, leading to full and enthusiastic houses,” said John Cattanach, managing director of the Touhill. For the upcoming season, the ASQ has created the concert series with the connoisseur as well as the newcomer in mind. “Our goal in programming is to present the powerfully expressive masterpieces of the quartet literature,” said ASQ cellist Kurt Baldwin, “while simultaneously keeping the concerts new and interesting for our audience.” The ASQ kicks off its St. Louis series with “Death and the Maiden,” September 10, 2010. The evening celebrates quartets by three composers whose dramatic creations helped chart the course of classical music. Antonin Dvorak’s alluring String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.51 presents a landscape of rolling beauty, filled with Czech folk music that sparks the imagination. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet No.7 expresses the breadth of life’s jagged emotional journey in this piece dedicated to the memory of his wife. Franz Schubert’s tour de force, the Quartet in D minor, “Death and the Maiden,” closes the program with
a musical drama that captures the power and fragility of the human experience. “Arianna by Request,” October 29, 2010, the ASQ turns to its audience to choose the line up in this uniquely interactive concert experience. Inspired by the support of the hometown crowd, the ASQ compiled a list of 12 masterpieces from which concert-goers choose. The top-three, vote-getting pieces will be performed in this concert. Patrons can go to touhill.org to vote. On March 5, 2011, Anton Nel – one of the most cherished and celebrated pianist in the world – shares the stage with the ASQ for “QuintEssential!” This piano quintet gala concert showcases the power and intimacy of Dvorak, Elgar and Brahms. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times hails Nel as, “An uncommonly elegant pianist.” The evening of three great piano quintets features Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81; Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84; and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34. The ASQ closes its 2010-11 St. Louis concert series with “Titans of Style,” May 6, 2011. It features three landmark quartets, whose innovative languages and styles forged new paths for musical expressivity. Mozart’s Quartet in A Major, K.464, is a tonally adventuresome work that sets the stage for the future of classical music. As Mozart said about this work in 1785, “Look what I could produce, if only you were ready for it.” Bela Bartok’s groundbreaking Quartet No.5 introduces a new sonic world that shows the composer at the height of his compositional genius. Finally, Claude Debussy’s exhilarating Quartet in G minor takes listeners on a nuanced odyssey through French traditions, world cultures and Debussy’s compositional ingenuity. “And as part of our Touhill concert series,” commented Baldwin, “we are thrilled to welcome the awardwinning Parker Quartet, January 28, 2011. They are an exciting, superb group. Augmenting our series of concerts to include other quartets from around the country, especially groups as fine as the Parker, helps enhance our audience’s chamber music experience in St. Louis.”
Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary” and by the Boston Globe for their “fiercely committed performances,” the Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The Parker Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2009-2011 Cleveland Quartet Award. Given biennially by Chamber Music America, this award honors and promotes a rising young string quartet whose artistry demonstrates that it is in the process of establishing a major career. Each ASQ concert and The Parker Quartet is an E3! performance, Explore – Experience – Engage. E3!
pre-show discussions, which begin 50 minutes prior to the performance, and post-show receptions are free to ticket holders. The four-show ASQ subscription package is $95. The Parker Quartet special engagement can be added to the ASQ subscription package for $20. Subscriptions for ASQ’s 2010-11 St. Louis concert series is on sale now. Single tickets go on sale August 9. They will be available at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.touhill. org; or by phone at 314-516-4949. The Touhill’s Ticket Office is located at One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121.
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The Arts Artistic adventures Dance St. Louis makes plans for 45th season Dance St. Louis will open its 45th season of bringing great dance of the world to St. Louis in October with one of America’s premier ballet companies, Houston Ballet, and will close the following August with the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical. “Through the year we will journey to emotions only dance can bring, with each performance from a company admired all over the world,” said Michael Uthoff, Dance St. Louis artistic & executive director. Dance St. Louis’ 2010-11 season opens October 8 and 9 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center when, as part of the first-ever American Arts Experience–St. Louis, Houston Ballet brings an intimate program of sweet and playful classical dances by George Balanchine, Houston Artistic Director Stanton Welch, and Houston Associate Choreographer Christopher Bruce. The holiday season kicks off at the Fox Theatre on December 2-5 with The Joffrey Ballet in Nutcracker at the Fox, combining dancing of “exceptional fire and exuberance” (Chicago Sun-Times), Tchaikovsky’s evergreen score played live by the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, luscious Victorian sets and costumes, and performances by young St. Louis-area singers and dancers. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet comes to St. Louis for the first time at the Touhill on January 28 and 29. In just seven years, this New York-based troupe of 16 international dancers has vaulted into the front ranks with its cutting-edge repertory from Europe’s most daring choreographers. On March 11 and 12, the monumental Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fox on March 11 and 12 for a mixed program blending modern dance and African American spirit, climaxed by the celebration of 50 years of its signature masterwork, Revelations. On March 25-27, the Fox explodes with the ever-popular international percussion sensation STOMP, co-presented by the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. On April 8 and 9, the Touhill blossoms into phantasmagoric visions of Mother Nature with MOMIX in Botanica. Creatures real and mythical materialize thanks to props, costumes, lighting, and the impossibly nimble dancer-illusionists. On May 26, 27 and 28, Dance St. Louis and the Touhill co-present SPRING TO DANCE FESTIVAL 2011, the fourth annual Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza of 30 dance companies from across the Midwest and beyond, for three completely different programs over three nights at only $10 per night. The season concludes on August 10-28 at the Fox Theatre with Billy Elliot the Musical, co-presented with the U.S. Bank Broadway Series Based on the smash hit movie about a coal miner ’s son who discovers a surprising passion for ballet, Billy Elliot is the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Choreography for Peter Darling’s dances, with music by Elton John. Season ticket packages are currently on sale. For more information, call the Dance St. Louis box office at 314-534-6622 or visit dancestlouis.org. Single tickets for Houston Ballet, Nutcracker at the Fox, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and MOMIX in Botanica go on sale September 7, Tuesday after Labor Day. SPRING TO DANCE FESTIVAL 2011 goes on sale in Spring 2011. On-sale dates for single tickets to STOMP and Billy Elliot the Musical are TBA.
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• The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
• The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Friday, Aug. 13 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Saturday, Aug. 14 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Sunday, Aug. 15 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Monday, Aug. 16 • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Tuesday, Aug. 17 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri H i s t o r y M u s e u m , w w w. mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Wednesday, Aug. 18 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase
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Friday, Aug. 20 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
Saturday, Aug. 21 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
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Tuesday, Aug. 24 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com
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r u o y g n i k a M e u r t e m o c s m a e dr An insider’s guide to visiting Walt Disney World By BILL TUCKER Of The Edge Walt Disney World. The name alone conjures up a million thoughts. It’s fun, it’s freightening. It’s awesome, it’s overwhelming. It’s interesting, it’s intimidating. Yes, it’s all those things and more. But eliminating the negatives isn’t difficult if you understand what you’re getting yourself into. WDW, just outside of Orlando, Fla., opened with one theme park and three resorts in 1971. It was a lot easier back then. There are now four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping/ dining complex and more than a dozen resorts on the property. To some first-time visitors, WDW can be daunting. You want to see everything, you want to do everything. I’m here to tell you can’t and you won’t. Tr y i n g w i l l o n l y l e a v e y o u disappointed. I just returned from my 17th visit – I first went as a teenager back in 1979 – and can tell you there
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are still parts of WDW I have not explored. Think of Disney as a giant peanut butter cup. It’s so rich, you can only eat so much. With that in mind, let’s plan a trip. • Read. There are a dozen or so books on Walt Disney World, each describing in great detail the resorts, parks and everything else you could possibly hope to know. Birnbaum’s produces the best of the printed resources, even if it is Disney approved. “The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World” tries too hard and is confusing even to veterans. Other resources are available on the Internet. Allears. net provides input from visitors and is a useful tool. Reviews of of resorts and restaurants are provided by real people spending real money. • Decide when to go. If you can swing a trip between the end of August and the beginning of November, do it. The weather is perfect and the crowds are thin. The parks aren’t open as long as they are at other times but it doesn’t matter because you won’t spend as much time standing in
line. The holidays are crazy-busy and spring sees plenty of visitors. The parks are crowded in the summer, but extended hours help. • Where to stay. First you have to decide if you want to stay on the property or off. If visits to Universal Studios or Sea World are part of your plans, you might want to stay off the Disney property as it isn’t convenient to anything else. If you’re just going to WDW, stay there. Room prices range anywhere from about $100 a night to about $1,000 a night. The benefit is, you park your car and leave it. Disney’s amazing transportation system can get you anywhere you want to go. • What to do. This is where those books come in handy. Let every member of the family get a feel for what they want to do most. Remember, you can’t do everything. Disney admissions are flexible so you can purchase a combination of days and options that’s right for you. As a general rule, each of the four parks requires a full day while the water parks can fill at least half of a day. • What else. – Disney offers a dining plan which makes things easy for some, but feels restricted to others. There’s value, but at the cost of freedom. – S e l e c t e d a t t r a c t i o n s o ff e r FastPass service. The process allows you to reserve a ride time and avoid waiting in line. It’s wonderful. Use it. – Take care of your feet. Good walking shoes are a must. You don’t want to invest all that time and all that money just to be sidelined at mid-day by a pair of blisters. – Enjoy! It really is the happiest place on earth.
Above, Cinderella’s Castle inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. At left, The World of Disney Store located at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Photos by Bill Tucker.
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Travel Travel briefs Rare Crusader fresco unveiled at Israeli museum JERUSALEM (AP) — A rare Crusader-era fresco from Jerusalem’s Garden of Gethsemane has been unveiled to the public for the first time. The fresco depicts the Deisis, a famous Biblical scene featuring Jesus, Mary, and John the Baptist praying. It was discovered by chance in 1999 as officials worked to preserve sites affected by winter flooding. Curators at the Israel Museum believe the full 12th-century fresco was about 30 feet tall. Only the bottom section, showing feet, now remains. The fresco went on display Monday when the museum reopened after a renovation. Only two similar frescoes have been found near Jerusalem. Archaeologists say all others were destroyed by Saladin when his troops captured Jerusalem in the name of Islam in 1187.
MGM Resorts sells land under AC’s Borgata ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sold its land under Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to Vornado Realty Trust and Geyser Holdings for $73 million. It’s part of the casino company’s forced exit from the nation’s secondlargest gambling market over its ties to the daughter of a reputed Chinese mob boss. The sale covers just over 11 acres and involves ground leases and the land on which part of the Borgata sits. MGM is selling its half interest in the Borgata following an ultimatum from New Jersey casino regulators that it sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City’s top casino, or cut ties with Pansy Ho, its partner in a casino in the Chinese enclave of Macao. Ho’s father Stanley has long been accused of ties to Chinese organized crime, which he denies. MGM chose to keep its relationship with Ho and walk away from the Borgata. Considered the father of modern gambling in China, Ho lets criminal gangs “operate and thrive” inside his casinos, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said in a report issued to the casino in May 2009 and made public in March. The division found that Pansy Ho, his daughter, is dependent on him and his money and remains under his influence. The regulators concluded that Pansy Ho is an “unsuitable” business partner of MGM in Macau. The company admits no wrongdoing
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FALLing in love with the Butterfly House By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge If you are like most, you too are scratching your head wondering where the summer months went to. Already it is time to back-toschool shop, make those Labor Day plans and start planning your fall calendar. The fall has a lot to offer at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, located at 15193 Olive Blvd., at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo. Don’t forget to mark the dates so you will be sure not to miss some of the great events they have planned. O c t o b e r O w l s a n d O rc h i d s runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 The Butterfly House is expanding its collection of owl butterflies from 150 to almost 2,000 all month long! Visit the 8,000-square-foot Tropical Conservatory for an up-close look at hundreds of the animals roosting on fruit-covered trees during the day, or visit during expanded Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to see them when most animated. Up to 100 vividlyblooming orchids will also be on display, providing a colorful photo opportunity. Open Tuesdays in October from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Mondays). Oct. 2: Craft Saturday. Enhance your Butterfly House visit with a stop in the Lopata Learning Lab to create your own handmade souvenirs. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Through Oct. 3: “Jurassic Bugs”
exhibit. Thirty-inch dragonflies, foot-long cockroaches and a 10foot sea scorpion are among the models joining a host of crawling, flying and nesting living creatures on display. Oct. 5: October Owls and Orchids. Throughout October,
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WHERE: Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park, Chesterfield, Mo. Basic admission : $6 adults; $4 children ages 3 to 12; free children ages 2 and under. INFO: www.butterflyhouse. org; (636) 530-0076 the Butterfly House is the place to be for families on Tuesday nights. Enjoy the conservatory’s extraordinary orchids while strolling amid hundreds of owl butterflies – known for their large wingspans and large eyespots resembling an owl. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in October. Oct. 8: Some Romantic Evening. S t r o l l t h r o u g h t h e Tr o p i c a l Conservatory to view the thousands of owl butterflies in free-flight before you relax with a unique outdoor dining experience. Settle in at one of the private, candlelit tables for two sprinkled throughout the outdoor Butterfly Garden, beneath a dramatically-
draped gazebo, overlooking the reflecting pool or tucked into garden nooks. Soft music will flow throughout the garden as you dine on an upscale, seated meal including hors d’oeuvres, an entrée and dessert. Toast your special anniversary, engagement, birthday or just an evening with your loved one over a bottle of wine or champagne. Time and cost will be announced. Advance reservations are required; call (636) 733-2339. O c t . 9 : P e t a l s a n d Wi n g s : Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants class. One of the m a n y a d v a n t a g e s o f g ro w i n g native plants is attracting native butterflies. Learn which of our Missouri native plants will best attract butterflies, grow well under the conditions in your garden and flourish with your new expertise. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $15 per person. Advance registration required; www.mobot.org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of all gardening and landscaping classes and tours offered this fall and winter at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit www.mobot.org/classes. Oct. 13: Members’ Event: Owl Butterflies at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Details will be announced later. 11 a.m. to noon. Free for Missouri Botanical Garden members and their guests. Oct. 15: Fest-of-Ale at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Enjoy appetizers, beer, and live music under the stars with the Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical
Garden. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 per person; $15 for Garden members. Advance reservations required; (314) 577-9570 or www.mobot. org/membership. For more information, call (314) 577-9532. Oct. 19: October Owls and Orchids along with birds from the Wild Bird Sanctuary. Throughout October, the Butterfly House is the place to be for families on Tuesday nights. Enjoy the conservatory’s extraordinary orchids while strolling amid hundreds of owl butterflies – known for their large wingspans and large eyespots resembling an owl. 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in October. Real feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary will also join the other “owls” in residence on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 24: “Bootterflies” Halloween party. Experience a non-spooky H a l l o w e e n f a m i l y f u n d a y, featuring insect-inspired games and crafts designed for children ages 3 to 10. Kids receive game
prizes and a goody bag! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2: Bugaloo: Nature’s ABC’s and 1-2-3’s. Celebrate the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s of the animal world with fun books, real animals, learning games and other hands-on discoveries. During your Butterfly House visit, come into the Lopata Learning Lab for just a bit, or stay and play awhile! Designed for children ages 2 to 4 with their families. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. N o v. 1 4 : B u g a l o o : N a t u re ’ s ABC’s and 1-2-3’s. Celebrate the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s of the animal world with fun books, real animals, learning games and other hands-on discoveries. During your Butterfly House visit, come into the Lopata Learning Lab for just a bit, or stay and play awhile! Designed for children ages 2 to 4 with their families. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Butterfly House is located at 15193 Olive Blvd., in Chesterfield. Their phone: 636-530-0076. More i n f o r m a t i o n a n d u p d a t e s a re available at www.butterflyhouse. org
Pictured above and at left are distinctive owl butterflies. Photos for The Edge.
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Family Focus Malia’s latest adventure – camp NEW YORK (AP) — She’s had a front row seat to history for a year and a half, meeting heads of state, touring the Kremlin, flying around the world on Air Force One, being serenaded by Paul McCartney and enjoying command performances from the Jonas Brothers. But there’s one thing Malia Obama hasn’t done, until now, her dad says, and it’s a rite of passage countless kids have experienced: a summer at camp, bunking with a bunch of other girls in a wooden cabin or tent, sharing chores, swatting away mosquitoes and giggling the night away. It’s a wonderful time — lumpy cots and all — say advocates of the camp experience, who are thrilled with the presidential decision to let Malia partake in a classic American tradition. “We’re proud, and very pleased for Malia,” says Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association. “Education and learning has been something that the president has talked a great deal about, and we see camp as a great learning environment. We’re sure she’ll have a great experience.” As many parents can tell you, camp is a rite of passage for the parents as much as the camper. “I may shed a tear,” the president said in a recent interview on NBC News. If he hasn’t already, he may shed that tear during the first couple weeks, when — unless
there’s an exception for the leader of the free world — parents often cannot speak to their child. In most camps, there are strict rules governing communication with home, designed to help the child adjust. Parents can write letters, of course, or perhaps send e-mails or faxes to be printed out. As for the campers, they usually can only write letters. And cell phones are almost always forbidden. “The policies vary, but they all say, give your kids a chance to adjust,” says Smith. But often it’s harder for the parents to adjust. So if the Obamas do succumb to what Smith calls “parent-kid sickness” — the parental form of homesickness — they should know that many camps have employees on call to reassure them. “Camps are used to fielding calls from parents,” says Smith. “There’s been a huge increase in those calls over the last decade. Parents today are so involved in their kids’ lives. Their expectations have grown, especially in the digital age.” And what if the camper ’s homesick? That’s extremely common, though only 7 percent of cases are serious enough to require intervention like calling the parents, according to the camp association. “Counselors and staff are trained to deal with it,” says Smith. “They play
icebreaker games, and keep the kids busy and involved. The kids come home feeling more resilient, more independent, more self-confident.” That could be especially important for a celebrity camper who necessarily leads a protected life, as hard as her parents try to keep it normal. “Camps are communities where everyone matters equally,” says Catherine SteinerA d a i r, a p s y c h o l o g i s t w h o re g u l a r l y works with summer camps, where she has encountered a number of children of celebrities. “It may be a challenge at first for everybody to be calm. But once people get over the initial buzz, it’s all about camp.” If famous people often send their kids to camp, many have also attended themselves. A list maintained by the ACA of celebrities who’ve attended camp in their lifetimes (sleepaway or daytime) includes Hollywood stars like Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Chevy Chase, Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman; Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill; author J.D. Salinger and musicians like Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond and Gwen Stefani. There’s also Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her retired colleague, Sandra Day O’Connor; former presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford; Nancy Reagan, and Prince Albert of Monaco. Even
Albert Einstein was once on staff, according to the list — and so was Michelle Obama (she was a camp counselor.) The only presidential child on the list is Chelsea Clinton, who attended U.S. Space Camp in Hunstville, Ala., when her dad was in office. Having a presidential child on hand would seem to provide some interesting logistical challenges, but camp officials say they’ve seen a lot of it before. “Camps are quite used to managing whatever unique circumstances a camper might bring,” says Smith. “The sign of a good camp is that you don’t see those things.” More important, say many who’ve been through it, is that camp is a unique place where, for a month or two, a young person can reinvent him or herself. “I know some children of extremely public people, and for them, going to camp is an opportunity to be who THEY are, and not their parents’ child,” says Steiner-Adair. “There are very straightforward values: Help the other fellow, everyone matters, be a good sport, play for fun. Who you are, what you own, and where you come from is less important.” “I think Malia’s parents have chosen very wisely.”
Taxidermist turns attention to werewolves BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Werewolves and roadkill keep business brisk these days at the taxidermy shop that preserved Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger. Take a walk through Bischoff’s Taxidermy and Animal FX, one of the largest animal prop rental warehouses on the West Coast, and you might recognize a black cat from “Mars Attacks,” a polar bear rug from “Blades of Glory” or a bloated horse from the Jack Black movie “Envy.” Little foam and silicone “Stuart Little” mouses can be found here and there. It was here that retired taxidermist Everett Wilkensen preserved Trigger, “the smartest horse in the movies,” along with Dale Evans’ horse Buttermilk and the singing couple’s German shepherd Bullet. Christies in Manhattan auctioned off Trigger last week for $266,500, Buttermilk for $25,000 and Bullet for $35,000. That may or may not be a record for taxidermy — it’s not clear if anyone keeps records, said Christie’s spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park. Wi l k e n s e n , w h o i s n e a r i n g 90, has trouble remembering a lot of the details these days, but Bischoff ’s owner Gary Robbins said they have talked at length in the past about how he preserved the famous horse. Robbins estimates it cost $10,000 to $12,000 to mount Trigger in 1965. Wilkensen had to make the foam core by hand.
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So that six-figure selling price? Robbins calls it “over the top.” “It belongs in a museum,” he said. A spokesman for buyer RFD-TV, a cable company in Omaha, Neb., that bought Trigger said they hope to build a Western museum around the horse. These days, Robbins’ business is 90 percent movie work and commercials, like the early Aflac duck commercials, a breakfast Taco Bell chicken and Frankie the
singing fish for McDonald’s in the eastern United States. T h e re a re f o u r “ S e a b i s c u i t ” heads and a mold on the second story landing. Robbins had to make his own mold for the soft foam heads, then use a special gun to cover them with synthetic flock fur, layer it and comb it. T h e h e a d s w e re m o u n t e d o n springs, then on a riding trailer. If you have seen “Men in Black,” “The Scorpion King,” “The Ring,” “War of the Worlds,”
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Getting crazy with healthy meals Restaurant opens in Dierbergs Plaza By JULIA BIGGS Of The Edge Eating healthier just got a whole lot easier in Edwardsville. Crazy Bowls and Wraps (CBW) opened its doors in Edwardsville’s Dierbergs Plaza last week offering customers a break from the typical fried food and French fries found at most fast food restaurants. CBW’s healthier, fast-casual menu specializes in bowls, wraps and salads. Gail and Keith Kitsis, who live in St. Louis, run this family-owned business. Together they operate nine stores in St. Louis, two in California and their newest store in Edwardsville located at 6679 Edwardsville Crossing Drive. Gail said that they chose Edwardsville because it fit the CBW mold perfectly. “It seems to have a lot of our type of customers which tend to be highly educated, health oriented, younger, and more sophisticated,” she said. “We felt out of all the areas that were in Illinois, close to St. Louis, Edwardsville had all those characteristics.” She also noted that the university was a factor in selecting Edwardsville. CBW offers an interesting alternative to typical fast food. “We offer really unique things such as brown rice, quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), and steamed vegetables,” Gail said. Quinoa is an ancient grain that’s technically a seed, but has a fluffy, c re a m y, s l i g h t l y c ru n c h y t e x t u re and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. An option for diabetics or those who watch their glycemic levels, quinoa is high in protein and is a good source of iron. C B W i n t ro d u c e d q u i n o a i n i t s California stores first, and after it was well received there, Gail said, “We thought, you know what, let’s give it a try in St. Louis. If it doesn’t work, we’ll take it off the menu. It’s been very well received. The only problem with it is that it’s difficult to get and it’s expensive because there’s not a lot of high demand for it – it’s not like rice – but our customers are willing to pay for it.” Gail also emphasized that they serve “grilled meats that are real. It doesn’t just come in a package that has already been pre-grilled,” she said. “Everything is fresh. We also have a good selection of vegetables which we really believe in.” For those customers not in the mood for something healthier, CBW offers what they refer to as their “full
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Store Manager Rebecca Parker of Crazy Bowls and Wraps. flavored food.” The crunchy buffalo wrap with its fried, rather than grilled chicken, is an option for those who want a “full flavored” meal. But it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing option either. “You can still get it with brown rice,” Gail said. “Even though it may be more calorie-laden, it’s still healthier.” Another interesting ingredient that is on the CBW menu is falafel, a Middle Eastern food consisting of spiced chick peas. Falafel is rich in fiber, has a great taste and is an excellent way to consume more beans in your diet. “A lot of vegetarians eat it because it has beans,” Gail said. “And it’s very high in protein.” CBW’s Mediterranean wrap features falafel, low-fat hummus, brown rice, lettuce, feta, Tzatziki sauce and a spinach tortilla. Gail suggested adding grilled chicken to it for those who want a meat with it. Gail said that their best sellers include the super bowl, teriyaki chicken with steamed veggies, the Caesar wrap
and the power bowl. She described the power bowl as usually being served with brown rice, grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, beans, cheese and corn salsa. “It’s just a really healthy bowl and it has some flavor to it which is nice,” she said. Super bowls allow the customer to select half of the bowl be filled with either steamed veggies, Asian salad or spicy slaw. Then the other half of the bowl can be teriyaki chicken, sesame chicken, teriyaki salmon, teriyaki steak or beans. The customer ’s selections are then served over a choice of grain: brown or jasmine rice, whole wheat noodle or quinoa. Other “signature bowls” include the fajita bowl, hot and spicy, sweet and sour chicken, high protein bowl and the broccoli bowl. In addition there’s a trio of noodle bowls featuring whole wheat noodles. The yaki soba noodle bowl has vegetables sautéed with a tangy stirfry sauce while the basil-pesto noodle bowl is topped with creamy pesto, baby spinach, red peppers, zucchini, baby
portabella mushrooms and sprinkled with asiago cheese. There’s also a pad thai noodle bowl with veggies sautéed in a peanut sauce and topped with cilantro and a lime wedge. “Starters and sides” include black bean and green Chile egg roll, lobster R a n g o o n a n d t h re e v a r i e t i e s o f quesadillas. There’s also a variety of salads, signature wraps, and smoothies as well as a kid’s menu of chicken and broccoli bowl, crispy fried chicken pieces, noodle bowl with cheddar cheese and cheese quesadilla. Vegans will certainly be happy to have an alternative for fast-casual dining as CBW also offers three vegetarian wraps and four vegetarian bowls. CBW is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. A catering menu is also available. C a l l t h e E d w a rd s v i l l e l o c a t i o n at 692-WRAP (9727) for additional information or visit their Web site at www.cbwmo.com.
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Dining Delights A little bit of fat on the grill goes a long way Chicken thighs a perfect choice for summer dining NEW YORK A smoky grill is a great way to add loads of flavor to food without added fat. But it comes with some risk. The high and dry heat of this favorite backyard cooking method can suck the moisture (and flavor) from your dinner faster than you can say shoe leather. This is especially true when cooking lower-in-fat meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts and pork or beef tenderloin, which have less flavor to begin with. Marinades and flavored brines, which pump moisture into meats, can definitely help in the battle against dryness. But care still needs to be taken not to overcook. An easier option is to go for a protein that’s a bit less lean, such as boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are flavorful, economical and cook quickly. Tr u e , c h i c k e n t h i g h s a r e somewhat fattier than the breasts — about 7 grams per 3-ounce cooked portion. But that fat brings extra flavor and moisture that chicken breasts lack. That extra fat also means your recipe will be harder to mess up, even with fast, high-heat cooking. Unlike with chicken breasts, it’s difficult to end up with a flavorless, overcooked, dry chicken thighs. For this recipe, chicken thighs get a double dose of intense flavor from a tangy, apple cider vinegar and herb-based marinade, plus a blast of hardwood smoke on the grill. By placing either a pierced foil packet of damp wood chips or a smoker box directly on the heat source, it’s easy to use a gas grill to add a pleasant smoked flavor to foods. If you like, prepare this recipe on a charcoal fire and scatter the dampened wood chips directly on the coals. CIDER VINEGAR AND HERB MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS Start to finish: 1 hour 10 minutes (40 minutes active) Servings: 6 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup chopped shallot (about 2 medium) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 cup wood chips for smoking, such as apple, oak or hickory In a medium bowl, whisk
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Cider vinegar and herb marinated grilled chicken thighs. With smoky notes from hardwood smoke in the grill these chicken thighs are deep in flavor without any added cooking fat. t o g e t h e r t h e v i n e g a r, o i l a n d salt. Stir in the shallots, parsley, tarragon and garlic. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate, in the refrigerator, for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, soak wood chips in a bowl of water for at least 20 minutes. Fold a 12-by-24-inch piece of heavy-duty foil in half to create a 12-by-12-inch double-thick piece. Drain the soaked wood chips thoroughly and transfer to the center of the foil. Create a packet by folding two ends of the foil over the wood chips and then folding the open ends to seal them. Using a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife, poke several holes in one side of the packet Place the packet of soaked wood chips, pierced-side up, under the grill rack and on top of the burners of a gas grill. Light the grill and turn the heat to high. Close the lid and heat until the chips smell smoky and smoke begins to billow from under the lid, about 10 minutes (the packet may temporarily catch fire). To oil the grill grates, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with
tongs and rub it over the grates. Transfer the chicken to the grill, allowing any excess marinade to drip back into the bowl. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked t h ro u g h , 6 t o 8 m i n u t e s p e r side. Serve immediately or chill, covered in the refrigerator, and serve cold later. Nutrition information per s e r v i n g ( v a l u e s a re ro u n d e d to the nearest whole number): 231 calories; 125 calories from fat; 14 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 95 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 345 mg sodium. ••• The goal here was pretty simple — a chicken kebab that was as flavorful and tender as a beef version. Getting that would call for an acidic marinade with some seriously oomphy flavor. For the base, I turned to the classic oil and vinegar. Not wanting to discolor the chicken, but wanting the flavor of balsamic, I used white balsamic. You also could use cider. For flavor and a bit more acid, I added some white wine (plus, it’s an excuse to drink the rest of the
bottle while the meat marinates). After that, it was classic, highflavor ingredients — hot sauce (just enough to heighten the other flavors, but not add noticeable heat), garlic, fresh ginger and hoisin (for serious savory goodness). That’s it. About 1 1/2 hours of hands-off marinating and you end up with some seriously flavorful chicken. GARLIC-BALSAMIC CHICKEN KEBABS Start to finish: 2 hours (20 minutes active) Servings: 4 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 4 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 large red onion, cut into bitesize chunks In a blender, combine the olive oil, vinegar, wine, hot sauce,
hoisin, garlic, salt, peppercorns and ginger. Puree until smooth. Reserve half of the marinade and refrigerate it. Pour the remaining marinade in a large bowl. Add the chicken and onions, then stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours. When the chicken is ready to cook, heat a grill to high. Oil the grates or coat them with cooking spray. Divide the meat and onion chunks between 4 skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes first). Reduce the heat on one side of the grill to low. Arrange the skewers on the cooler side of the grill, then cover and cook 6 minutes, turning frequently, or until an instant thermometer reads 165 F at the center of the chicken. Serve the skewers with the reserved marinade for dipping. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 336 calories; 142 calories from fat; 16 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 82 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 33 g protein; 1 g fiber; 614 mg sodium.
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Proudly servicing the area for over 25 years. Free estimates Financing available Repairs and installations
LOST DOG 3 year old 40lb Brindle Greyhound & Pointer mix, female. Lost 7/31 vicinity Grove & Hazel Road. Family pet, REWARD!! 618-920-5537.
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Tree Removal Bush & Shrub Trimming &
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
Air Conditioning/ Heating 976
• Carpentry • Pressure Washing • Lighting & Ceiling Fans • Drywall • Painting • Windows & Doors
Call Lee: (618) 581-5154 MASTER CRAFTSMAN Carpentry, 30 Years Decks, Garages, Remodeling, Home Repair Basement Finishing Ceramic Tile Small Jobs Welcome Reasonable Rates Insured Andy 618-659-1161
Call Bill Nettles with WRN Services CONSTRUCTION REMODELING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE An insured contractor providing quality crafted work. A custom wood work specialist with labor rates starting at $30 per hour!
618 974-9446 Electrical
2004 Suzuki Aerio SX Hatchback 100k Miles, Automatic PW, PM, PL Auxiliary Input For IPods Premium Stereo, AC Alloy Wheels NEW TIRES, NEW BRAKES Driver & Passenger Airbags Child Locks, Non-Smoker $5500 Excellent Condition 618-978-0576
Randy Moore Repair Service, Inc. “24 Hour Emergency Service” 35 Years Experience - Troubleshooting - Service Repairs And Upgrades - All Electrical Items - Install Lights & Fixtures - Complete Rewire
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AV, Electronic, & Computer Services 983
PC Virus Removal Same day service available on weekends. Call 618-604-4401
HUGE YARD SALE FRIDAY—4-7P.M. SATURDAY—7A.M.-1P.M. 522 ELSIE AVE., EDWARDSVILLE (UNION ST.—TO KINGSHIGHWAY— BECOMES ELSIE) Lots of items! Collectibles, Furniture, Boys’ Bunkbed/Mattresses, Bookshelves, Men’s/Women’s/Children’s Clothing, Home Decor.........
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Mid State Camper Sales
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Trucks, Vans, & SUV's
41 years of loyal service and low prices! Campers, utility trailers, pre-owned golf carts, RV parts & assy’s. Your Jayco dealer is at Rt. 40 E. of Vandalia @Bluff City 618-283-4396 or www.midstatecampersales.com
Help Wanted General
Attention Moms and Teachers. Work from home like me. Learn more Call toll free 1-888-766-7855 Dietary Services Manager We are currently accepting resumes for a Dietary Services Manager for Cambridge House of Maryville. The Dietary Service Manager assures compliance with all governmental and company regulations concerning staffing, food storage, preparation, handling, along with all safety and sanitation procedures. Completion of State Food Sanitation course required. 2-4 years experience in food service management in a health care facility is preferable. Excellent communication, customer service, and organization skills with a strong passion for working with people are required. If interested, please forward your resume and salary requirements to administrator @cambridgehouse-maryvilleslf.com EOE
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Carrier Routes 401
Rt 114— Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Edwn Gardens, S Station Rd, Cottonwood Trace, Trail Ridge Ct., Eden Village Apts. There are approximately 33 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext.40
Jazzy Power Chair with owners FREE Kittens. Little cuties. manual. New batteries. Never Pretty colors. Playful & healthy. 618/488-7271 Rt 60— Newspaper carrier used. $3500/OBO. 830-7631. needed in the area of S Brown One ton fill sand, free to haul. S Buchanan, S Fillmore, E 659-1745. Park, Springer Ave, E Vandalai, E Schwarz. There are Rhode Gear Pro 2-bike hitch approximately 25 papers on rack $40. 659-1745. this route. The papers need SCHWINN Stationary Bike, Food & to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Paid $600 Asking $200. InterProduce 620 Monday thru Friday and 8:30 ested call 692-1984. a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please PEACHES, BLACKBERRIES, VEGS call the Intelligencer at 656- Pets GRANDPA’S BERRY FARM 450 4700 ext. 40. 3031 SAND RD., EDW. 618-692-4519
410 Rt 54— Newspaper carrier Furniture needed in the area of Gerber Rd, Lee Dr, Mary Dr, Richetta Bed - Queen PillowTop Mattress Dr. There are approximately Set, NEW, in the plastic, $200 24 papers on this route. The (618) 772-2710 Can Deliver papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 40.
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Houses For Rent
1 BEDROOM HOUSE, Edwardsville: washer/dryer, off-street parking, nice back yard. $625/mth + deposit. No pets. 618/779-9041
RENTALS RENTALS RENTALS RENTALS
Many Amenities Including
•VAULTED CEILINGS •DELUXE KITCHEN •WOOD FLOORS •GRANITE TOPS
Now hiring experienced PT telemarketer. Pay varies by experience. If interested please call 618-346-6803.
•WHITE PANEL DOORS •LARGE 3-CAR GARAGE
TRI-COR Industries, Inc. Call Center at SIUE is looking for dependable, mature telephone interviewers, computer skills & typing required. Evening and weekend shifts, $7.75/hr. Up to 29 hours per week available. Shifts are: 4-8, 5-9, (M-F), 9-3 (Sat), 12-6 (Sun). Fax resume to: 618-659-9376
WANTED: Golf course laborers for Fox Creek Golf Club 692-9400.
Help wanted Office
Hiring Full Time Business Assistant. Strong work ethic. Open to a challenge. People oriented. No experience necessary. Please fax resume to 618288-6452.
Carrier Routes 401 CARRIER NEEDED!
IN THE CLASSIFIEDS
305 CARRIER NEEDED!
2009 Nissan Quest Approximately 10,000 miles Dark gray, one owner Excellent condition $21,000 / OBO 618-692-2370
Carrier Routes 401
Rt 104— Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Bollinger, Cedar Ln, Fox Trail, Jamie Lynn Dr, Squire Dr, Waterford Ln in Glen Carbon. There are approximately 32 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext.40
LOTS for Sale
LOCATED IN HAMEL, IL
Just 1/4 mile South of Route 140 and Convenient to I-55
• LARGE LOTS • CONCRETE STREETS • CITY • SEWER • WATER • ELECTRIC
Boeker Properties, Inc. 618-633-2256
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Houses For Rent
Apts/Duplexes For Rent
2 Bdr, new carpet, CA, refrig & stove. Quiet Edw. neighborhood, yr. lease 618-656-6119, 305-849-9256.
3-4 BR, 2 full BA, Edw.: Totally remodld; w/d hookup, wood flrs, 1-car gar., off-st. parkng, lg. fncd yrd. $1090/month. 618/307-4876
$425 per month 1 bdrm apt, Maryville 62062 w/s/t incld, public transportation Call 314-565-8502
2 BR, 2 BA, 1-car garage, basement: in Edwardsville. $775/mo., $775 deposit, 1-year lease. 314-881-9029.
4 BR, 2 BA, Edw.: new updates, carprt, encl. front porch, 2LR, w/o bsmt, w/d hkup, DW, avail now. $995/mo. 618-307-4876
Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II LUXURY 2 Bedroom w/Garage, Sec Sys, Fitness Center, $830/mo. Immediate Availability (618)830-2613 www.vgpart.com
2 BR, Edwardsville: small office, basemnt, W/D included, private yard, deck. NICE! $825. 1st, last, & deposit. 618/741-3020
Apts, Duplexes, & Homes Visit our website www.glsrent.com 656-2230
3 BR, Edw.: Cute home, quiet street, lots of shade; CA; microwave; W/D. 413 Sanner Avail Cute 2BR, 1BA, detchd gar: w/d 9/1 $775/mo. 618/210-7966 hkup, much storge, convenient 3+ BR SF Ranch: quiet Glen dwntwn Edw, near SIUE; $675/ Crbn area; 5 min. to mo. +dep. Avail. 9/1. 659-1404 I/270/255/SIUE; 2 full BA, fp, Spacious newly renovated 3bdr, vaulted ceilngs, ceramic tile, 3 full bath in Worden. All new hrdwd flr, 1st flr lndry, 2 car gar, applncs, wood flrs, new deck, 4 bsmt, NO pets. $1350/mo. Avlb car gar, large back yard, cable Now (618)974-8138. ready $1350/mo + sec. Robert at 402-669-7531
Rental Rental Properties Properties
Apts/Duplexes For Rent 1 bedroom W/S/T $550/mo. 618-581-5154
1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceiling fans, cable, sound walls, offst. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. $780/mo. Ask discount pricing! Move in special. Sect. 8 ok 618/345-9610 AM/PM phone.
1 Leclaire efficiency fully fur1 & 2 BR apts., across from nished, internet, dish, single Edwcourthouse; off-st. parking. non-smoking male w/references w/s/t included; deposit; refer- $570/mo incl utilities 972-0948. ences required. 217-556-2633. 2 BR Quail Hollow - Glen Car1 & 2 BR Apts., Edw., avail. im- bon Apt., w/d hk-ups $645. mediately. Non-smoking, no (618) 346-7878 pets. $475/mo. & $550/mo. Ref- www.osbornproperties.com erences required. 618/692-4114 2 BRs, Glen Cbn., Cottonwood 1 BR APT, $650’; 2 BR, $720. Sub., w/d hk-ups, APTS starting Incl. all util.,storage unit in Edw, at $625, TH $675, LOFT $695, close to post office, banks, & DUP $750 (618)346-7878 shopping. 505-0191 leave msg. www.osbornproperties.com
Apts/Duplexes For Rent
Available Now- 2 Bdrm townhomes starting as low as $775 & duplexes at Cherry Hills Properties in E’ville! 618-692-9310 Ask about our Crazy Specials Additional specials may apply. COTTAGE one Bedroom: great location near SIUE. NO pets. Available 9/1 $500. 00 Call 692-6110.
Office Space For Rent
Collinsville/Maryville-Hwy. 159 Up to 3200 sq. ft., starting at $610/mo. (618) 346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com
Homes For Sale
ROOMMATE WANTED: 5 bedroom house $385rent/$385security deposit All utilities included Pool with privacy fence Jackie@314-487-0237
Cross-Town or Cross-Country: EdwardsvilleHomes.com. Home Buyers Relocation Services. Exclusively for buyers! 656-5588, 800-231-5588
Homes For Sale
Immaculate 4 bdrm home on large lot. Open floor plan, oversized patio, 3 car garage. Tons of amenities. Must See! 2404 Liberty Drive, Maryville Jim Thrasher, REALTOR®, GRI ERA Professional Real Estate 618-304-6234 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-4 p.m. Lakefront ranch: 3 BR, 2.5 BA, hrdwd flrs, lots of cherry cabs. 1308 Chancellor Dr., Edw.: near schls, park. $189,500 692-0625
Lots For Sale
SUN RIDGE ESTATES FSBO: 233 Park St, Glen C., 2+ Acre Lots, Edwardsville $145,000. 3BR, brick ranch, 1 Call for special prices car att. gar, new kit & bath, 618/792-9050 or 618/781-5934 screen porch, large fenced yard. Commercial Space WOODED HOME SITES Near path, park, library, school. E’ville utilities underground 23 For Rent 720 618/531-4785. sites on 25 ac wooded trail on FSBO: 3BR 2BA ranch, screend 1 BDR lofts, CREDIT CHECK. 3 BR, 2 BA DUPLEX: BSMT, 15 ac 1/2 mi Governors Pky 4 to 1200sf; 1800sf; or 2400sf in porch, full bsmt, horse barn, No pets, no smoking $565mth. & 2-car garages. Montclaire & SIU some walkouts $68,400+ office/retail space on Troy Road 4.25 acres; end of cul-de-sac. $565dep; 2 bdrm house Esic areas, Edw. $925-975/mo. 972-0948. in Montclaire West. Perfect loc., AS IS $245,000 (618)288-9757. $1000dep $900mth. 656-8953. 618/541-5831 or 618/655-0334 cheap rent/nego 618-530-6138
ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION
OPEN HOUSE, SUN., JUNE 13 1:00-3:00 PM
Sold to the highest bidder! 211 EAST OLIVE, STAUNTON, IL 62088 SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH 10:00 A.M.
Each Ofﬁce Independently Owned and Operated
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th • 1-3 P.M. A nice 2 story home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home sits in a well established neighborhood and has many updates • 1688 sq. ft. plus a partial unfinished basement • Eat in Kitchen • Lrg living and Dining rooms • Newer A/C and Furnace, New roof in 2003.
PREFERRED PARTNERS One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL. 618-655-1188
7612 WEST KIRSCH, COLLINSVILLE THIS PROPERTY has 3.4 acres that includes home, barn, outbuilding, and pasture. Located in Triad School District. $160,000 CALL ALICE REINACHER 304-6371
Search the MLS online for your next home or call Nancy Milton (618) 791-8007
3469 EDWARDSVILLE ROAD, EDWARDSVILLE 2+ CAR GARAGE, additional workshop to the rear. Remodeled kitchen with hickory cabinets. Corian countertops, ceramic flooring. Sunroom, pool. $169,000 www.kasten.biz CALL NORMA KASTEN, CRS 377-9933
9 OAK CREST DRIVE, BETHALTO OUTSTANDING 2,474 SQ. FT. RANCH, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, split floor plan, 9’ ceiling, all seasons sunroom, brick fireplace, formal dining room. Custom kitchen with hickory cabinets, and Corian countertops. Main level laundry room. 3-car garage. $349,900 www.kasten.biz CALL NORMA KASTEN, CRS 377-9933
2810 CABIN CREEK COURT, EDWARDSVILLE OVER 3,159 SQ. FT., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Formal and informal living areas. Large kitchen with work island. Finished basement. $239,900 www.kasten.biz CALL NORMA KASTEN, CRS 377-9933
PERSONAL PROPERTY Large stamp collection - Hand stitched quilts - Coffee grinders - Arrowheads Majolica vase - Iris & Herringbone - Fancy work & embroidery pillow cases - Blue Hall bowl set - Jewel T set - Shawnee corn pcs - Black memorabilia - Old Ken doll - 30’s Qwepie doll - China ballerina - China doll head - Old brass medallions - 30’s wooden spinning top - Carved dog bottle stopper - Green & Gold stemware/ decanter set - Hanging tapestry - Cookie jars - Hull Leeds pig - Tackle boxes Cosco step stool - Kitchen items - Nice towels - Comic books - 7’ Oak antique bed - Baldwin piano - Old cane seat wheel chair - Old records - Projector & Slides - China & Glassware - Kidney shaped desk - Aluminum ware - Gold striped living room chairs - Set of fine chairs - Hand made afghans - Microwave - Small white cabinet - Portable clothes washer - Flatware in wood box - Depression glass - Apple cookie jar - nice 30’s Bdr set - Kenmore sewing machine - 30’s cedar chest - Maytag clothes washer - Fridgidaire gas dryer - Wicker rocker - Maple bed - Books - Golf clubs - Bicycles - Much more!
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LOCATED IN HISTORIC LeCLAIRE! This home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
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DEBBIE BURDGE 618-531-2787 email@example.com
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LOCATED IN HOLIDAY SHORES! Gorgeous in-ground pool & covered sunroom, this lakeview home offers an open floor plan w/hardwood & ceramic floors, finished LL. Rural Development Qualified.
OPEN FLOOR PLAN, beautiful hardwood floors, 3 baths, & walkout LL, custom landscaping with outdoor speakers, lighting, & irrigation system. Included is a whole house security system. Truly a must see!
FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL DEBBIE BURDGE 800-489-1481 EXT 1000
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5 GINGER BEND, GLEN CARBON SPACIOUS brick ranch with 4 bedrooms, 3 BA, & MF laundry. Screened RM overlooks deep yard. Updated kitchen, FR with fireplace. Andersen windows. Huge basement partially finished with bar. $264,900 CALL SUSAN LANDING 618-779-7777
2445 KINDER PLACE, GLEN CARBON LIVE ON THE LAKE WITH 3 + ACRES! 5 bedroom/3 bath with a walk-out LL. Highly energy efficient. 31’ x 24’ shop/workout room/office. $272,00 CALL LINDA RAYHO 779-2980
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August 12, 2010
4807 SMITH ACRES LANE, EDWARDSVILLE WOW! 32 Acres & homestead! 60 x 36 Ragland barn w/ six double stalls. Fenced paddocks, rolling pasture, private riding trails. Homestead boasts updated kitchen & WO bsmnt. Enjoy the delightful covered porch. $425,000 CALL SUSAN LANDING 779-7777
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