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19 The circus is coming Ringling Bros. returning to St. Louis.

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What’s Happening Friday August 16_________

Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. • The River Between Us - Indoor/ O u t d o o r E x h i b i t s, L a u m i e re • Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 Centralia, 3:00 p.m. • Eckert’s Summer Concert Fest a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs - Chris Talley Trio, Eckert’s Country through August 25. • The United States Navy: WWI Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. and WWII, Jefferson Barracks • Rascal Flatts w/The Band Pe r r y fe a t . C a s s a d e e Po p e Museums, St. Louis, Noon to 4:00 (The Voice), Verizon Wireless p.m., Runs through December 29. Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, 7:30 p.m. • Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series - Griffin & the Gargoyles, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • Ranger Led Bicycle Tour, • Homecoming: Back to the Bassics feat. Tim Ismag, DJ Dara, Riverfront Bike Trail, St. Louis, 8:30 Locknar, Old Rock House, St. Louis, a.m. • Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Excision w/ Brillz, Torro Torro, Centralia, 6:00 a.m. • 5 0 t h A n nu a l M o o n l i g h t The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 Ramble, Downtown St. Louis, 12:01 p.m. • Serengeti, The Gramophone, a.m. • Faust Historic Village Open St. Louis, Doors 10:30 p.m. • Black Fast CD Release w/ House, Faust Park, Chesterfield, The Lion’s Daughter, The Gorge, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Grapes to Glass 2013, Stone Bastard, The Firebird, St. Louis, Hill Winery, Hermann, 2:45 p.m. Doors 8:30 p.m. • Eckert’s Summer Concert Fest • Hellyeah w/Hung Like A - Andy Roose, Eckert’s Country Martyr, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. • BrownTown w/Killer Whale, Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. • The Heartbreaker Tour: Heart Mussy Cluves, Plush St. Louis, St. w/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Insight Theatre Company Experience, Verizon Wireless p re s e n t s T i m e S ta n d s S t i l l , Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 7:30 p.m. • Heartsfield, Old Rock House, 8:00 p.m. St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Stages presents Legally • From Chaos - A Tribute to 311, Blonde, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. • S l a v e r y a t J e f f e r s o n ’s p.m. • John Mulaney, The Pageant, Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

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St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Dana Fuchs w/Speakeasy, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Kurt Vile and the Violators w/ Sunny & The Sunsets, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Whiteboy Wasted Tour w/Saint Dog, Bigg Hoss, Cash Reap, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. • Insight Theatre Company p re s e n t s T i m e S ta n d s S t i l l , Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • Stages presents Legally Blonde, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday August 18_________ • Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Centralia, 6:00 a.m. • Joe Robinson w/Jeff Radford, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Dwight Yoakam w/Sturgill Simpson, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Hello Highway w/Once Upon A Time, JOCELYN, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Insight Theatre Company p re s e n t s T i m e S ta n d s S t i l l , Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 2:00 p.m. • Stages presents Legally Blonde, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • S l a v e r y a t J e f f e r s o n ’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 1 • 0:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2.

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People They melt your heart, not in your hand By LAURA SCATURRO Of The Edge Thirteen years ago Janice Miller started collecting M & M figures, canisters, tins and memorabilia because it made her smile. A smile is just what she needed after being a caregiver for her late father who suffered from Alzheimer’s and her late mother who suffered with dementia. “One of the first ones I bought was the M & M roller coaster,” Miller said. “I remember those faces just made me smile and made me feel better. I just needed to come home to see a smiling face. I started out collecting only red because I love red. Then I saw the millennium ones where red and yellow were together and they were so cute. So, I started collecting yellow. Then I received something from my former boss in orange and I thought what the heck. The only one I didn’t collect was green because I was upset that they made her a woman. Now I’ve embraced her and I have a lot of green. Now I have them all.” Throughout the years, her collection, which is neatly organized and displayed in her office at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has brought hundreds of smiles to coworkers, students and passersby. M & Ms were first manufactured in 1941 by Mars and originally sold to American soldiers during the World War II. The idea behind M & Ms was that the hard candy coating would stop the chocolate from melting, even in hot climates. The candy was initially packaged in cardboard tubes, was one color – brown – and without the lower case “m” stamped on the candy today. Miller’s display in her office only represents 10 percent of her collection – the other 90 percent is in her home. She enjoys finding collectible pieces that will complete a specific collection and likes to keep them coordinated by color and by holiday. At home she keeps the collections in their own rooms. “I’m pretty sure I have every canister collection they’ve ever come out with,” she said. "Sometimes I think about the money I’ve spent, but this is my enjoyment and my entertainment. I don’t drink, smoke, go to bars or travel. I don’t belong to a collector’s club and don’t wear the clothing - I’m not totally nuts.” Her latest find in 2012, completes her telephone collection – a blue and red fully functional clock radio with snooze button in the shape of a telephone. “I found it on eBay and as soon as I saw it I had to have it” she said. “I just happened to pull it up on the computer and there it was, new in the box. He hadn’t even taken it out of the box to take a photo of it. You always take a chance of buying something that hasn’t been taken out of the box because it could have pieces missing or not work. It was the remaining item that was missing of all the phones that they’ve ever offered. I now have all the phones.” At a cost of $50, including shipping, this was not her most expensive purchase. Miller said, “When I first started collecting I just went insane if there was something I wanted. I would just bid and bid until I won

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Miller’s telephone collection is now complete with the addition of an M & M telephone that features a clock radio and snooze alarm which is displayed directly in the middle of the photo. Once you step into Janice Miller’s office, below, at SIUE a smile naturally comes to your lips. Her M & M collectibles, neatly organized and grouped, are just the tip of the iceberg. The remaining 90 percent of her collection is at home. it. I was naïve when I first started purchasing collectibles via eBay but it didn’t take me long to wise up and learn the ropes.” She does not claim to be an expert on M & M collectibles but does admit to being aware of what collectibles are out there on the internet. She also knows there are additional collectibles inside the M & M World stores but she does not like to travel and gets car sick. Therefore, she has no plans to visit any of the stores located in the United States. “M & M World in Las Vegas was the original store and opened in 1997,” she said. “It’s five stories high and they don’t make those items available on line. My former boss would go out there once a year and he’d always bring me back something.” Miller said she goes through periods where she gets onto eBay and peruses for collectibles. She is currently renovating her home, so she is purposely staying away from the website nowadays. The longest collectible item she has is the M & M convertible limousine. “It’s black and silver and it’s really cool,” she said. “Blue is the driver and he has a chauffeur's cap on. The truck and hood lift up so you can put candy in there.” As a matter of fact, Miller doesn’t eat M & M’s. “If I’m going to eat candy, I’m going to eat chocolate like Bissinger’s or Godiva.” Miller said that aside from finding hard to locate items on eBay, she’s had students, graduate students and co-workers add to her collection from their travels, as well as unknown admirers. “I’ve had strangers come in with items that have said to me that they saw this M & M item and thought of me so they wanted

to give it to me,” she said. “Just last week a graduate student brought me a green ceramic M & M canister, still in the wrapper. It’s been really nice.” Miller said there are four things that she would love to get the opportunity to purchase but they may be out of her budget. “Every collectible that is made, is made in one of the everyday colors,” she said. “But they also make a few of the collectible in the other colors. I would like to

get a green or yellow saxophone player or basketball player in mint condition. Other than that, there is not much out there that I don’t already have.” Miller said she enjoys the television commercials and the personas that have developed over the years for each color. “They have the most imaginative, adorable commercials where their personalities come out,” she said. “Green is saucy and she had been the only women in

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town until Ms. Brown appeared in 2012. Blue is the cool one and he knows that. Yellow is sweet and naïve and orange is stressed-out and paranoid. Red is known for his cynical view and is a rebel.” Miller, who is 63 years old, has been with SIUE for 35 years and does not plan on packing up her collection and retiring soon. “How can you not think of an M & M and not smile and be happy. I’ve been really blessed to have a good life.”

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People A St. Louis classic for 49 years By KRISTA WILKINSON MIDGLEY Of The Edge Back in October, 1964 Dick Leary cut a lonely figure as he set off on his bicycle for a midnight ride through the quiet streets of St. Louis. Leary, then a ride leader for the Ozark Area Council of American Youth Hostels (the forerunner of Gateway Council, HI-USA), had organized the urban nighttime ride starting at midnight from Union Station. The problem was, nobody else showed up. The following year Leary tried again with a bit more success. A few other people did show up and even more the year after that. By the early 1970s the ride was drawing thousands of participants. Many riders were attracted by the ride’s leisurely pace as opposed to a competitive race. Slowly, the event that would eventually be known as the Moonlight Ramble was beginning to grow. Fifty years after Leary’s solitary ride the annual Moonlight Ramble, the world’s original nighttime bike ride, returns to St. Louis on Aug. 17. The event attracts thousands of riders each year, who flock to the city to experience a moonlit ride through the streets of St. Louis. The Moonlight Ramble has varied over the years, which keeps the event fresh for longtime participants. The event has started from different locations, at different times and taken different routes. It’s long history means than many riders who first took part as children are now brining their own children along. Riders come from all over the

country to participate. There have even been a few marriage proposals. This year’s route is top secret, although the ride’s staging area will be just south of Busch Stadium at the corner of 8th and Cerre Streets. Riders should arrive between 9 and 11:45 p.m. The ride starts promptly at 12:01 a.m. and the last rider must start no later than 1:30 a.m. All riders will be given a map of the route at the staging area. The ride will include a vendor area, entertainment, a glow-in-the-

dark commemorative event T-shirt, and a family-friendly after-ride party with snacks and drinks. Registration is required for all riders. Only those riders with proper credentials will be allowed to participate. The costs are $50 (Premier Rider), $25 (Adult Rider) and $10 (Youth Rider ages 5 to 12). Child riders who are aged four years and younger are free. A new addition this year will be advance registration packet pickups. These will be available at a

variety of St. Louis bicycle shops in the days leading up to the ride. Riders will receive their event shirts and credentials. For a list of pack pick-up locations, visit www. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HI-USA and Kingdom House charity. HI-USA is the American affiliate of the Hostelling International network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. Founded in 1934, Hostelling International is a

nonprofit membership organization working to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HIUSA operates a network of over 60 youth hostel accommodations throughout the United States that are inexpensive, safe and clean. St. Louis-based charity Kingdom House believes in transforming people’s lives from the inside out. Each year the organization helps thousands of people to achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence through a variety of services. This includes childcare, food and clothing assistance, educational programs, job training, youth and teen programs and Senior Companions. The organization is More information about Kingdom House and the transformation of individuals in St. Louis can be found at To register for the 2013 Moonlight Ramble, visit www. or call (314) 613-7966.

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People People planner Big Muddy Blues Festival returns Crown Royal’s Big Muddy Blues Festival is back for another year of rockin’ Blues performances. Featuring three outdoor stages and 30 bands, the Labor Day weekend festival (Sat. Aug. 31- Sun. Sept. 1) showcases the genre's rich history while celebrating St. Louis’ place in American music. Once again, the Budweiser main stage at 700 N. First Street will host a talented and diverse collection of local acts, national headliners and a Grammy winner, all from the world of Blues, Rock, Soul, Rockabilly and Country. Headliners this year include the Texas Trio, The Reverend Horton Heat. They electrify audiences worldwide with their incredible stage presence and contagious energy. Their sound is a mix of Surf, Country, Big Band, Punk, Swing and Rockabilly with humorous lyrics. The Reverend Horton Heat will take to the Budweiser main stage on Saturday, August 31st at 9:00 pm. Opening for The Rev. with a 7:00 pm show is Billboard Magazine’s #1 Blues Artist, Canadian (now a St. Louis resident) guitarist, Anthony Gomes. On Sunday, September 1st the great Blues guitarist, Walter Trout will perform at 7:00 pm. A former member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Trout holds the sixth spot on BBC Radio One’s list of the Top 20 guitarists of all time. On June 11th, Trout released, Luther’s Blues, a tribute to the late, great Luther Allison. Trout will serve as the lead-in for Grammy winner, David Clayton-Thomas who will close out the Budweiser main stage with a 9:00 pm show. Clayton-Thomas, most notably known for being the former front-man of Blood, Sweat and Tears has released his first full-length Blues album, A Blues For The New World, earlier this year. With a 10piece band, he will perform his own blend of Rhythm & Blues, Reggae, Big Band, Jazz and Be-Bop, all with a funky undercurrent of down-home Blues (as well as some BS&T classics). Big Muddy is one of only 5 concerts ClaytonThomas is performing in North America before his European tour this year. In an addition, some of the local favorites scheduled include, Billy Peek, Big George Brock, Jeremiah Johnson Band & The Sliders, Marquise Knox, Soulard Blues Band, Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers, Bible Belt Sinners, Big Mike Aguirre & the Blues Allstars, and Inner City Blues Band.

For a full listing of the line-up and to purchase tickets to Crown Royal’s Big Muddy Blues Festival, you can visit Attendees can also receive festival updates via Twitter by following @BigMuddyBlues or find us on Facebook. Satellite stages are again free to the public. Budweiser main stage limited VIP tickets are $45/day, with general admission lawn seating available for $13/day. Big Muddy Blues Festival takes place annually in St. Louis' historic Laclede's Landing entertainment and dining district and is presented by the Laclede's Landing Merchants Association, a 501(c)(6) organization, with grants from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council and sponsorship support from Crown Royal, Budweiser, Verizon Wireless and Ramada Plaza. Laclede's Landing, with its cobblestone streets and century-old buildings, is adjacent to the Mississippi River, just north of the Gateway Arch. For more information, visit, email or call 314-241-5875.

Sigma Phi Epsilon golf fundraiser seeks players Sigma Phi Epsilon, Il Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville, is sponsoring its Fifth Annual Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Fox Creek Golf Course in Edwardsville. All funds raised will benefit the Lyle W. Ward Balanced Man Scholarship. The scholarship program provides annual $1,000 awards to SIUE incoming freshmen who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, community service, and exemplify the Balanced Man ideals of sound mind and sound body. “Sigma Phi Epsilon’s mission is scholarship, leadership and service,� said Cliff Kinnuenen, tournament chairman. “We are happy to assist SIUE in a small way to attract quality students�. This is one of three annual Sigma Phi Epsilon events for alumni/active student interaction. A year ago, the event drew 60 golfers and nearly 100 participants, which involved alumni and actives covering 40 years including 1973 charter members. The fraternity has 500 alumni in the region. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch is included, and additional prizes will be awarded. Cost is $70 per person or $280 per team with advance registration required. Checks are payable to the SIUE Foundation with a notation “IL Eta Golf Benefit� in the memo section. For more information visit http:// Interested players also may contact Cliff Kinnuenen at or

MoBOT seeking volunteers for school year The Missouri Botanical Garden has rewarding volunteer opportunities available for interested individuals with a passion for nature and educating children. If you enjoy working with youth, you can learn to teach inquiry-based school programs as an on-site Volunteer Instructor. The Garden is actively seeking recruits for the 2013-2014 school year. Learn more at www. or call 314-5775187.Children's class at the Garden The 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden offers a variety of fun and informative school programs and guided tours for children from kindergarten through e i g h t h g r a d e . P ro g r a m s s u c h a s “ R a i n f o re s t R e n d e z v o u s , � “A Seasonal Snapshot� and “Dr. Carver: Soil Scientist� make the experience fun and memorable for youth while they learn about the natural world. Volunteer instructors have the unique opportunity to engage students through handson activities, explorations of t h e G a rd e n ’ s m a n y b e a u t i f u l landscapes, and fun educational games. Volunteer Instructors are asked to make a commitment of four

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Religion People planner Rotary Criterium, pub crawl returning to Edwardsville The Stifel Nicolaus Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is returning to Downtown Edwardsville on Saturday, August 17 and promises to be bigger and better in 2013, than ever before. One of Edwardsville's most unique signature events, the Criterium is a series of highspeed professional bicycle races on Downtown streets, accompanied by free kids races, live music and a Downtown food and drink crawl. Last year's Criterium drew thousands of local spectators and pro cyclists from 11 states. See schedule below: 3:00 - 10:30 p.m. – Eight High Speed Pro Bike Races in Downtown Edwardsville 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. – Live Music on Main Street 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. – “Race Route Pub Crawl” on Main Street 6:45 p.m – Free Kids Races on Main Street Sanctioned by USA Cycling, the Edwardsville Criterium is a 0.7 mileloop course on the closed-off streets of Downtown Edwardsville with seven difficult turns. Once again, there will be a $10,000 purse, one of the largest one-day payouts for a bike race in the region. For details, visit www.EdwardsvilleCriterium. com. The free concert will begin on Saturday night at 5 p.m. at the Criterium Stage in front of the Courthouse on Main Street and will feature Edwardsville's own "Robert Perry Band with the Original Mojo's" and "Crazy Chester." Thanks to an "Open Containers Perimeter," visitors to the Downtown establishments can purchase beverages in plastic containers at Downtown businesses and step out onto the sidewalk to watch the race or walk over to the concert area to enjoy the live music. Rotary is also hosting a “Race Route Pub Crawl” that evening. Tickets for the crawl are $25 each and include two free drink tickets, a Pub Crawl drawstring backpack and a Criterium Cowbell. Tickets can be purchased online at www. or by calling Emily Morrison at (217) 8201984. Only 300 tickets will be sold, so online ticket sales are recommended. Four free Kids Races will also be held beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the categories: 3 and under, 4-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years. Although the Kids Races are free, registration is required and will take place between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Race Registration tent in the Big Daddy's parking lot on Main Street. The first 100 kids to register will receive a free t-shirt. Sponsorships are available at several levels and businesses, o rg a n i z a t i o n s o r i n d i v i d u a l s who would like details about sponsoring, can contact Morrison via e-mail at stm11@hotmail. com. In addition to sponsors, event coordinators are seeking volunteers from the community as well. Details are posted on-line at and on Facebook.

Sunday, September 29, 2013. The auction will be held at the Stephenson House located at 409 S. Buchanan in Edwardsville, Illinois. Stephenson House is currently soliciting donations for this year ’s auction. Donors may choose to receive payment for 50% of the sale price of the item(s) and a tax deduction for the remaining 50%. Donors may also choose to donate 100% of the auction sale price to the Stephenson House and take a tax deduction for the sale price of the item(s) or an appraisal price for the item(s). Auction organizers suggest that donors get an appraisal on items of high value. While members of the Stephenson House auction committee are not permitted, by law, to set appraisal prices, they will supply the names of appraisers. Antiques and collectibles of all types are accepted. Modern f u r n i t u re g e n e r a l l y d o e s n o t sell well and such donations are

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Diaper Dash among Italian Fest events Why should grown-ups get all the fun? Kids and babies who can’t participate in the Italian Fest 5K on Saturday, Sept. 22 can look forward to events designed just for them. It starts with the Kids’ Fun Run

at 9 a.m. on Main Street, shortly after the 5K concludes. The Fun Run is a half-mile race that begins and ends on Main Street. Italian Fest gives awards to every participant, making this a relaxed and non-competitive way to run off some energy. Adults who wish to register their children ahead of time may do so on the regular 5K registration form. At 11 a.m. parents and infants will gather at the children’s area of the festival for the annual Diaper Dash. This is a 10-foot carpet crawl for infants 12 months and under. Heats are grouped by age. The first three babies to cross the carpet in each heat receive a special prize, but all participants get a goody bag. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m. before the dash, but to guarantee a spot, Italian F e s t w o r k e r s u rg e p a re n t s t o preregister. For more information or to download registration forms, visit

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People People planner Jersey County Victorian Festival planned The Jersey County Victorian Festival is a living history event that will feature Civil War and agricultural history during this Labor Day weekend, Saturday – Monday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. Just north of Jerseyville on R o u t e 6 7 , t h e C o l . Wi l l i a m Fulkerson Mansion and the 60a c re H a z e l D e l l f a r m w i l l b e t r a n s f o r m e d i n t o a C i v i l Wa r camp and temporary quarters as the South meets the North once again. Take a true step back in time to see history in motion with a variety of working artisans demonstrating their trades. Witness the clash of North and South on the battlefield with period re-enactments. Step back in time as you cross the threshold of the 1866 Fulkerson Mansion, offering a glimpse into the life of Col. William Fulkerson. See agricultural demonstrations and exhibits of antique plows and steam engines, bringing early farming to the forefront. Working artisans on site during the festival will bring their wares and demonstrate their craft in the areas of historic pewter and pottery, Victorian horse carving, fanbird carving, silk ribbon embroidery, coopering wooden buckets, quilting, blacksmithing, great wheel lathe, gunsmithing, coopering, musical and rhythm instruments of the period and rope making. Many of the artisans will be offering one-ofa-kind items for sale. There will also be antiques, collectibles and other unique items for sale, as well as Civil War sutlers offering Civil War-era clothing, tintypes, camp supplies and more. History comes to life as President Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln give an educational narrative of the events leading up to the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, followed by the President's Gettysburg Address. Mrs. Lincoln will narrate a Civil Wa r - e r a s t y l e s h o w, e x p l a i n w h a t w a s p ro p e r d u r i n g t h i s time period and what was not. Embalming demonstrations will enhance the understanding of ritual practices during the C i v i l Wa r. Vi s i t o r s c a n t o u r Confederate and Union camps, visit with re-enactors and learn how meals were prepared over an open fire. Then, "North Meets South" when re-enactors participate in a daily battle that includes cavalry, artillery and infantry. The Duel of Honor between two civilian gentlemen, following the historically correct 1777 Code Duello Rules of Dueling, will take place daily after insults are exchanged between the gentlemen. Storytelling, stagecoach rides, surrey rides and picking up freshly plowed p o t a t o e s a re f a v o r i t e s o f t h e children. Plus, you won't want to miss the action of the Stagecoach Robbery by the James Gang, taking place at noon each day of the festival, followed by a gun safety demonstration. The festival promotes "History i n M o t i o n , " n o t o n l y t h ro u g h C i v i l Wa r re - e n a c t m e n t s , b u t also agricultural demonstrations, taking a step back in time to bring visitors closer to our past.

Plowing with steam engines and antique tractors using antique plows will exhibit an earlier time of farming. Steam engines, antique tractors, trucks and cars will also be on display. Throughout the festival, the 1866 Fulkerson Mansion will be open for public tours. The mansion is completely furnished with antiques and artifacts of the period, with a special display of Colonel Fulkerson’s personal items from the Civil War, the work of artist Charles M. Russell, a nephew of Fulkerson's who considered the farm his boyhood home, a tasteful display of Civil War and Western era "Women of ILL-Repute" and a special room dedicated to the Civil War, featuring the Lincoln Anvil and original artifacts. The Col. Wm. H. Fulkerson Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the celebrated days, g u e s t s c a n also enjoy a large variety of food, refreshments, antiques, shopping opportunities and musical entertainment. The Chris Talley Bluegrass band will entertain from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Daily Schedule of Activities Festival Grounds Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Working Craft Demonstrations: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marketplace Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. P a l e o n t o l o g y & A rc h e o l o g y Exhibits: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fulkerson Mansion Tours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. C i v i l Wa r E m b a l m i n g Demonstration: 10 a.m. to 3:30

p.m. 19th Century Storytelling: 10 a.m. to TBA Artillery Demonstration: 10:30 a.m. Victorian Civil War Style Show: 11 a.m. Stagecoach Hold-up by the James Gang: Noon Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln: 12:30 p.m. Duel of Honor: 1 p.m. Chris Talley Bluegrass Band: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Civil War Battle Re-enactment: 2:30 p.m. The festival grounds are located a mile north of Jerseyville on U.S Route 67 at Hazel Dell Farm. Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. For more information, call (618) 498-5590 or go to www.VisitAlton. com/VictorianFest.

Museum to focus on founder of Mormon church The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, a division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission; and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation are partnering to highlight Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, and his legal issues in Illinois. Two days of events starting in Nauvoo, Illinois, one of the key settlements in the early years of the Mormon faith, kicks off Sept. 23, followed on Sept. 24 by an evening presentation of Smith’s extradition

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hearing. Tickets are now available at Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs’s attempt to “eradicate” the Mormons caused legal problems for Smith, the Mormon prophet who founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). He employed the writ of habeas corpus while an Illinois resident to free himself from extradition to face charges in Missouri. In Nauvoo on Sept. 23, the events include tours of historic sites in the town with expert interpretation to give the visitor an inside look at life in Nauvoo in the 1840s. In the evening, a dinner at the Hotel Nauvoo will precede a presentation by Dallin H. Oaks, entitled “Behind the Extraditions: Joseph Smith, the Man and the Prophet.” Oaks is a member of the LDS Quorum of Twelve. The dinner will be held at the Hotel Nauvoo; reservation information will be forthcoming on The Oaks presentation will be held at the Nauvoo Historical Visitors Center. In Springfield on Sept. 24, the events include a presentation of Smith’s three habeas corpus hearings

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Thursday, Aug. 15 Insight Theatre Company presents Time Stands Still, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Stages presents Legally Blonde, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. The River Between Us - Indoor/Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through Aug. 25. The United States Navy: WWI and WWII, Jefferson Barracks Museums, St. Louis, Noon to 4:00 p.m., Runs through December 29. Yoko Ono: Wish Tree, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through December 31. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis,

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 26, 2014. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15. Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibit, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 27. Virginia Campbell’s Gowns Exhibit, The Campbell House Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through September 2. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science Exhibit, Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Runs through September 2. Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 19.

Friday, Aug. 16 Insight Theatre Company presents Time Stands Still, Heagney Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m.

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Stages presents Legally Blonde, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, 8:00 p.m. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Exhibit, History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 2. The River Between Us - Indoor/Outdoor Exhibits, Laumiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (Outdoor), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indoor), Runs through Aug. 25. The United States Navy: WWI and WWII, Jefferson Barracks Museums, St. Louis, Noon to 4:00 p.m., Runs through December 29. Yoko Ono: Wish Tree, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through December 31. Postwar German Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 26, 2014. Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through October 20. Highlights from the Textile Collection, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 12, 2014. Bill Smith: Beyond the Humanities Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through September 15.


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LECLAIRE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 “Loving People to Jesus” Shane Taylor, Senior Minister Matt Campbell, Youth and Worship Minister Shawn Smith, Family Life Minister

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Religion Ohioans worship in empty storefronts EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Inside the Euclid Square shopping mall, declared dead a decade ago, there are signs of afterlife. Today, most of the place stands eerily empty, an abandoned expanse of intersecting concourses lined with shuttered storefronts. Decorative fountains are bone dry. Flakes of peeling paint fall from high ceilings. An occasional structural creaking echoes in the silence. But on Sunday mornings, there are voices, some coming from this corridor, some from that, voices of Christian praise, "Amens" and "Hallelujahs" rising from the remnants of a retail bazaar. "He is your father!" shouts the Rev. Roscoe Heath from a pulpit in a former Lane Bryant store, now the home of New Praise Ministries. "You are a servant!" Across the way, the Rev. K. Selessie Simmons is preaching up a storm in the former One Price Clothing outlet for women, now the Word of Faith Christian Center. "Am I helping anybody?" Simmons thunders over his flock. "Yes!" they shout. "Yes, Lord, Yes!" New Praise and Word of Faith are two of 24 Christian congregations that rent empty storefront spaces in the moribund mall for Sunday worship and weekday Bible studies. They are small congregations that can't afford their own church buildings, so the mall offers them reasonable month-to-month leases — $500 to $1,000 — on spaces in which to

sing and praise. For some, it's a way to build their congregations and move on to their own buildings. "I love the churches, and I'll take every one of them and more," said mall manager Rosemary Luksic. "But I'm still looking for retail." The 687,000-square-foot shopping center opened in 1977 with nearly 100 stores. In 1998, Kaufmann's department store shut its doors and moved to nearby Richmond Town Square, marking the beginning of the end. By 2001, only 16 stores were hanging on, including a pizza shop. By 2003, the place had slid into extinction, leaving only a Dillard's clearance store, which is still in business at the dead end of an empty corridor. A men's clothing store, called The World of Shirts, and a couple of boutiques are open for business. But it's the two dozen churches that shoulder what's left of the place. The first one moved in about seven years ago. Through word of mouth others followed. The space housing Grace and Mercy Church of the Living God used to be a Foot Locker; God's Way Gospel Church a Dollar Tree; House of Elohim in Jesus Christ was a Diamond's Men's Shop; Crown of Life a Fashion Bug. Faith Baptist Church off the main concourse took over an empty beauty parlor. "Now it's the beauty of Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Martha Forest, the church's pastor.

"Anyone who wants to feel the presence of the Lord can come here, not just in this space, but all over this great mall." The congregations have taken pride in their makeshift sanctuaries, installing pews, pulpits and risers and adorning their sacred spaces with artificial flower arrangements and Christian symbols. Most have quality sound systems and musical instruments: drum kits, guitars, keyboards — the stuff of deliverance and praise. On a recent Sunday, distant sounds — the shout of a preacher, the shake of a tambourine, the resolve of a chorus — could be heard echoing through a heavy silence. Behind one door they sing, "I give myself away. .." Behind another, "Take me to the King..." Down near Dillard's, the Rev. Wes Geiger of the Cleveland Revival Center Church is raising hell with the devil. From the main corridor, Geiger's booming voice, boosted with reverb by a cordless microphone, can be heard through a big display window draped with purple curtains. The place used to be a leather goods shop. "The God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaiah," Geiger bellows. "That's the God that's going to deliver me from the furnace." Down at the other end of the shiny terrazzo corridor, the Rev. Leo Ferguson, music director for Word of Faith Christian Center, is

taking a break from his keyboard. He comes all the way from Youngstown every Sunday for the service. "When you come in here, you're hearing the Gospel, you're hearing the word of God," says Ferguson. "We need more places like this. The churches are bringing this place back to life. That's what Christ is all about. "If I had LeBron James' money, I'd renovate and resurrect this mall and call it Church City." The mall, which sits on acres of concrete alongside a stretch of Interstate 90 in Euclid, is owned by businessman Ted Lichko. The property is for sale, says manager Luksic, though she acknowledges, "It's a tough time for retail now." So are the churches a godsend? "We're doing good," she says. "My tenants like their spaces. It's like their home. They love to come to their little churches." The mall employs a maintenance man and around-the-clock security guards. Live palm trees among the dead fountains still grow under skylights. And Luksic says she's planning to plant some flowers. "A little color always makes things look nice," she says. Worshipper Linda Moss of Euclid, who attends Word of Faith Christian Center, says her congregation would like to have its own building someday, but, for now, the mall will do.

Religion briefs Religious broadcaster: God will punish US for dividing Jerusalem VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has told his TV audience that God will punish the United States if the U.S. forces Israel to share control of Jerusalem with the Palestinians. His warning Monday on CBN’s “The 700 Club” came as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators prepared to meet in Washington for their first direct talks in years. The U.S. has never recognized Israel’s designation of Jerusalem as its capital, insisting the city’s status should be negotiated. The U.S. also has not recognized Israel’s annexation of eastern Jerusalem, which contains sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians. But Robertson declared — on what he called “the authority of the Scripture” — that if the U.S. “forces Israel to divide Jerusalem, God Himself will come down against this nation, and what will happen will be very painful to every one of us as American citizens.”

Rick Warren returns to pulpit after son’s suicide LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly four months after his son’s suicide, popular pastor Rick Warren has returned to the pulpit at the Southern California megachurch he founded. Warren took the stage at services last weekend at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., with wife, Kay Warren. They were greeted with standing ovations by their congregation. It was the first time Warren had taken the Saddleback pulpit since his 27-year-old son Matthew shot and killed himself April 5. In the sermon, first in a series called “How To Get Through What You’re Going Through,” Rick Warren

said he had the perfect role model for his struggles. He said, “God knows what it’s like to lose a son.”

Group asks Cullman schools to stop prayer caravan CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based group has sent a complaint to Alabama’s Cullman County Schools over a prayer caravan set for early August,

claiming the district is forcing religion on students. The Cullman Times reported that the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Superintendent Billy Coleman this week asking that he cancel the Aug. 10 event, which involves a short prayer at each school campus before the school year starts. The atheist group calls the event a violation of separation of church and state and claims the school system is breaking the law by endorsing a religious event.


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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“The Conjuring”

As sympathetic, methodical ghostbusters Lorraine and Ed Warren, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make this old-fashioned haunted-house horror film something more than your average fright fest. In 1971, they come to the Perrons’ swampy, musty Rhode Island farmhouse — newly purchased from the bank — to investigate the demonic spirit that has begun terrorizing the couple (Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor) and their five daughters. Lorraine is clairvoyant, and Ed is a Vatican-sanctioned demonologist. They’re best known as the married, devoutly Catholic paranormal pros whose work with the Lutz family served as the basis for “Amityville Horror.” The film is built in the ‘70s-style mold of “Amityville” and, if one is kind, “The Exorcist.” Does it live up to it? More than most horror films, certainly. But as effectively crafted as it is, it’s lacking the raw, haunting power of the models it falls shy of. “The Exorcist” is a high standard, though: “The Conjuring” is an unusually sturdy piece of haunted-house genre filmmaking. The director is James Wan, who’s best known as one of the founding practitioners of that odious type of horror film called “torture porn” (“Saw”). Here he goes classical. Though it comes across as a self-conscious stab at more traditional, floorboard-creaking horror, Wan has succeeded in patiently building suspense (of which there is plenty) not out of bloodiness, but those old standbys of slamming doors and flashes in the mirror. RATED: R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror. RUNNING TIME: 112 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS: Two and a half stars out of four.

"Pacific Rim"

It’s one of the saving graces of “Pacific Rim,” Guillermo Del Toro’s new mega-budget monsters vs. robots extravaganza, that at a key juncture, it knows how to make fun of itself. This welcome bit of comic relief amid all the crunching, smashing and groaning in 3-D comes just as the good guys — that would be the robots, or rather the humans operating the 25-story machines built to save humanity — have hit a snag. These massive, digitally controlled contraptions suddenly all fail at once. But then — eureka! — someone points out that one rusty old robot is analog. And so, in a movie that has spent some $200 million to boast the very best in state-of-the-art tradecraft, an analog machine saves the day, at least temporarily. Ha! Holy retro technology. It’s too bad that Del Toro’s film, a throwback to the Japanese Kaiju monster films made famous by “Godzilla,” didn’t have more such deft moments. Though it’s made by an obviously gifted director and will likely please devotees of the genre, it ultimately feels very short on character and heavy on noise, noise, noise. Did we mention the crunching, smashing and groaning? Happily, the plot is not convoluted (the script is by Travis Beacham and Del Toro) and there’s at least one really cool concept, called “The Drift.” No, this doesn’t involve land formations. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language. RUNNING TIME: 131 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

"Blue Jasmine"

Diane Keaton. Mia Farrow. Dianne Wiest. Scarlett Johansson. Penelope Cruz. To the long list of actresses who’ve thrived in Woody Allen films, it’s now time to add Cate Blanchett. And in big, capital letters, because her spectacularly wrenching performance in Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine,” lives up to every bit of hype you may have heard. As his fans well know, Allen, 77, keeps up the incredible pace of about a film a year, and had lately been focusing on frothy comedic fare — the whimsical hit “Midnight in Paris,” and the less successful “From Rome


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with Love.” “Blue Jasmine,” surely one of his meatiest films in years, finds him in different territory, both geographically — we’re back on U.S. shores — and emotionally, addressing serious issues like the Bernard Madoff financial scandal and its social ramifications. It’s also a fascinating character study of a woman trying to keep her head above water, financially and mentally, and as such, it’s a clear homage to Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” and his tragically unstable Blanche DuBois. Some might quibble with how much Allen borrows, thematically, from that play. But in such expert and loving hands, do we really care? And who better than Blanchett, who played such a searing Blanche onstage several years ago, to bring a 21st-century version of the character to life on the big screen? Blanche, as reimagined here by Allen, is Jasmine, an upper-crust Manhattan socialite whose life has gone seriously wrong. Jasmine had been living, you see, on Park Avenue — and shopping on Madison — as the pampered wife of high-flying investment broker Hal (Alec Baldwin, perfect in this smarmy, Madoff-inspired role.) RATED: PG-13 for “mature thematic material, language and sexual content.” RUNING TIME:: 98 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

“The Spectacular Now”

“Live in the moment.” It’s a pat piece of advice we all get at some point in our lives, usually when we’re being anxious or obsessive about something we can’t control. But living in the moment can be overrated — especially when everyone else is suddenly looking to the future. That’s the predicament addressed in “The Spectacular Now,” a pure gem of a teen romance graced with sparkling acting by its young leads, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, as high-school seniors falling awkwardly in love. Teller, the lesser known of these two young stars, is a revelation as Sutter Keely, a witty, fast-talking, happy-go-lucky guy who oozes a sweet and cocky charm. Always ready with a quip or a glib excuse, he sounds something like a younger Vince Vaughn. (Others may recall John Cusack in his teen-flick days.) Sutter doesn’t work too hard in school, but he’s OK with that. “This is our time,” he says happily at one point. “Live in the now.” The spectacular now. We first meet Sutter just as he’s been dumped by his hot girlfriend, Cassidy. As usual, he resorts to self-medicating with alcohol. He ends up passed out on a lawn, and when he wakes, he’s looking into Aimee’s eyes. Aimee, brought to life in a stunningly fresh, unaffected performance by Woodley, is everything Sutter isn’t. She’s studious, thoughtful, hard-working, bashful — definitively NOT a cool kid. So when Sutter starts hanging with her, even asking her to the prom, we’re instantly worried. We know he’s gonna drop her, and soon. But this is where the film, directed with a sure and sensitive touch by James Ponsoldt, breaks refreshingly with teen-romance formula. Every time we think Sutter, who’s still pining a bit for sexy Cassidy, is going to turn into the cad we think he is, he surprises us. These little surprises make for wonderful scenes as Sutter and Aimee move slowly toward romance. Try not feeling a tug in your heart when the two first kiss, awkwardly but touchingly. Kudos to writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for finding just the right tone here — romantic, but not too sweet. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens.” RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

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"We're the Millers"

“We’re the Millers” is an identity comedy with identity issues. Jason Sudeikis plays a pot dealer who, as a disguise for smuggling a huge shipment of weed, forms a fake family to drive an RV across the Mexico border. He gathers local stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), surly homeless teenager Casey (Emma Roberts) and his young, naive neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter). The whole concept has two motives: to lampoon the idea of the traditional all-American family, and as an excuse to get Aniston to take off her clothes. Both are worthy endeavors, but everything in “We’re the Millers” feels forced — a hodgepodge of comedic rhythms made to lurch from one crude gag to another. Despite obvious comedic talents, Sudeikis and Aniston have each had difficulty finding their place in the movies, and neither really fit their parts: small-time Denver pot dealer (dispatched for the pick-up by Ed Helms’ polite but ruthless drug lord) and bitter stripper with a heart of gold, respectively. The concealed identity shtick would have been more fruitful if the characters’ personalities weren’t just as thin as their charade. But with such stereotype underpinnings, “We’re the Millers” remains the broadest of caricatures. The film, too, comes from mixed sensibilities. The script was begun by “Wedding Crashers” scribes Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, and finished by “Hot Tub Time Machine” writers Sean Anders and John Morris. “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” director Rawson Marshall Thurber keeps the tone appropriately breezy, but understandably struggles to find the right sense of timing. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for crude sexual content, passive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. RUNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.


Of all the movie villains we’ve met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster’s evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in “Elysium,” the muchawaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp. From her command post on a ritzy space station high up above 22nd-century Earth, a demitasse of espresso at her side, Delacourt doles out orders in a foreign but unrecognizable accent. “Send them to deportation!” she barks, when “undocumented” ships breach her borders. “Get them off this habitat!” Blomkamp, whose sci-fi parable “District 9” came out of nowhere four years ago to earn a best-picture Oscar nod, is crystal clear in his intentions here. He’s making obvious statements about immigration and universal health care, and whether the frequent references bother you or not will greatly influence how much you enjoy the film. One thing you can’t deny, though, is its visual beauty, and, as in “District 9,” his masterful use of special effects. It’s not for nothing that Blomkamp, at the tender age of 33, has been called a visionary artist of the genre. His “Elysium” — that space station in the sky, looking a lot like present-day Easthampton — is an enormous wheel, on the rim of which its wealthy residents, having left the teeming and polluted Earth, inhabit pristine white homes with bright green manicured lawns. Brilliant sunlight dapples the blue waters of their swimming pools. Classical music and clinking glasses echo in the background. For some reason, people seem to speak French. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong bloody violence and language throughout.” RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


In this July 29 photo, actress Shailene Woodley poses for a portrait while promoting her new film “The Spectacular Now” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

Woodley about to take a big step By SANDY COHEN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shailene Woodley calls fame “the F-word.” “I’m fine with the other F-word,” the 21-yearold actress says. “But that F-word is too much.” She better get ready. An actress since age 5, Woodley earned notice — and an Independent Spirit Award — for playing the angst-ridden teen daughter of George Clooney’s character in 2011’s “The Descendants.” Now she can be seen in another indie, “The Spectacular Now.” She may also play Mary Jane in “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise. And Woodley has just wrapped work on a project that could bring her

“Twilight”-sized fame. “I have a very, very fun life outside of this industry, so if anything were to not happen or if things got to be way too overwhelming ... I will go and be an herbalist,” says the actress, folding her lithe frame and bare feet beneath her as she sips a cappuccino made from ground mushrooms. “I never want to stop. I want to act until the day that I’m not here anymore. But the day it becomes boring is the day I’ll quit.” That’s not likely. Not only is Woodley “a crazy positive person by nature,” she just finished filming her most empowered role yet. She plays the lead in “Divergent,” the bigscreen adaptation of the young-adult novel that’s been compared to “The Hunger Games.”

And if it’s as popular as predicted when it hits theaters next year, Woodley may have to leave her anonymity behind. “I’ll never, ever think of myself as famous, even if I ever get to the point of George Clooney ... because I think you might go crazy if you start referring to yourself in those terms,” she says, considering a future marked by paparazzi and private entrances. “But the main thing for me is just, I’m me, and I live such an amazing life which I’m so lucky for and I have such amazing friends and the perfect family ... that I don’t see anything changing.” She’s already playing by her own rules where she can. She often skips makeup on

red carpets to feel more like herself. And when she does submit to full regalia, she tucks a favorite crystal necklace beneath her designer dress. She also talks about herbs and the environment every chance she gets. “In middle school, I became a really avid environmentalist,” she explains. During a recent appearance on “Late N i g h t Wi t h J i m m y F a l l o n , ” Wo o d l e y showed off some echinacea flowers she picked while walking through New York City. During this interview, she shares the vials of herbal tinctures she typically travels with, and offers a visitor an herbal cappuccino like the one she’s drinking.

"We're the Millers" plays to its strengths By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge The later part of every summer season is the time when Hollywood throws a very raunchy, very adultoriented comedy at us. They’re hoping that they hit on something that will open nicely, but also drive weeknight attendance once the kiddies get back to school. Last year gave us "Ted," a delightfully foul story starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane (as an acerbic teddy bear). It did so well in early July that it was still hanging around for Indian Summer. This year, though, we’re in the presence of the heavily-hyped, overlysimplistic marijuana comedy "We’re the Millers" that does a fair job of delivering the laughs,

but few of them have anything to do with a cohesive narrative and everything to do with the great casting and comedy timing of its top-billed stars. The setup for this movie takes about three seconds to describe. Ripped-off drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is forced to make amends to his peppy boss (Ed Helms) by leaving behind the smalltime stuff that keeps him employed and smuggle an RV full of whacky weed into Colorado from Mexico. To do so effectively, David hires his stripper neighbor, Rose (Jennifer Aniston, Sudeikis’s great co-star from last year ’s Horrible Bosses), to be his pretend wife. A dorky kid downstairs (Will Poulter) and some homeless punk in the gutter (Emma Roberts) are also hired to play their

kids, Kenny and Casey, respectively. Violent, filthy nonsense ensues. What David isn’t told is that the cannabis their smuggling doesn’t really belong to them. Once they affect the too easy getaway, save for one awkward Luis Guzman cameo, the journey through the desert is beset with lots of gunfire chases at the hands of cartel thugs (Tomer Sisley and Matthew Willig). Whilst dodging the bad guys, the “Millers” find themselves rescued by the aid of the Fitzgerald family, a kooky trio of too true-blooded Americans that are so ridiculous they can’t possibly be real. Edie (Kathryn Hahn) is a chatterbox and her daughter, Melissa (Molly C. Quinn, of TV’s Castle), quickly catches Kenny’s eye. The real joke, other than the jolt of nonsensical

humor the family brings to the campout, is how goofball Don (Nick Offerman) does a great job of acting like a sexual deviant, patriot, and nice guy all at the same time. Oh, and he’s a narcotics officer, to boot. That definitely throws a wrench in David’s plan. For those of you not watching NBC’s Parks & Recreation – and shame on you – this is a great chance to see Offerman do mainstream comedy while remaining true to his character of burly Ron Swanson (that methinks is actually a lot closer to his true character). "We're the Millers" plays to its strengths, which is the best thing that a movie like this can do. Yes, stoners are funny. Use lots of footage of them doing stupid things. Yes, Jennifer Aniston

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is hot. Find a way to make her do a stripper routine as often as possible. Yes, Poulter ’s doofus Kenny is a nerd. Have a tarantula bite him on his testicles. Yes, Sudeikis is a jerk. Prey on his ability to mine continuous laughs from a series of rat-a-tat, underhis breath, mean spirited jokes like he’s done so well for so many seasons on Saturday Night Live. David Clark is his stock character, one of the A-holes meshed with Joe Biden. That doesn’t mean he isn’t still hilarious. "We’re the Millers" runs 122 minutes and is rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, and brief graphic nudity. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.

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Travel Mexico City – no worries with guides By CLAUDIA and BILL PEROZZI Of The Edge Editor's note – Former Glen Carbon residents Bill and Claudia Perozzi are living every retiree's dream – they are traveling the world. The couple resides in California now. Here's the latest from their most recent trip. Does a bargain trump a fear? Maybe for my husband Bill. But not for me. As we planned a trip to Peru, Bill noticed that we could take a stop over in Mexico City for no extra charge. That wasn’t enough to entice me to a country currently known for drug wars and kidnappings. Even our State Department didn’t recommend going there. Then we consulted our friend Hertha who was born and raised in Mexico City and had recently visited there. She told us that she had a wonderful time on her trip but, of course, she had family and friends there and she spoke Spanish. Figuring that contacts and language could make the difference for us too, Hertha put us in touch with her niece Karen, a Mexico City resident, who would become our guide and translator for two days. Knowing we had a guide lined up made a big difference for me and she trumped my fear. As Karen advised, we took an authorized taxi from the Mexico City airport to our Gran Hotel in the midst of the historical district. This building used to be a market before its transformation into a magnificent art nouveau hotel with a huge Tiffany style glass ceiling over an open lobby encircled by balconies. Sightseeing started for us right at our hotel. When we checked in we were told we had been upgraded to a suite because there was going to be a loud prom in the lobby that evening. Extended family is very important in Mexico and the whole family, from grandparents to siblings, attends the prom. Our suite had a large living room lit by a crystal chandelier and included a dining area. Through a


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Above, the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Below, a woman and boy play guitars in an effort to solicit contributions from passersby. solid door we entered our bedroom and saw a canopied bed, elegant furniture and a marble bathroom. All this for no extra charge. After a complimentary lunch, we returned to our room to find two men inside. Not to worry, they were delivering

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a plate of chocolate covered strawberries and a basket of fruit. And still no extra charge. This gracious reception emboldened us to start exploring on our own that afternoon. In a nearby archway we were

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entertained by a mother and her two children singing and playing guitars, performing, not begging. Across the street, spread over ten acres, we saw the huge central plaza, Zocalo, where in 1521 the Aztec Montezuma met the Spanish

Cortez and native life was never the same. In September this is the focal point for the annual celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spain, gained in 1824. Surrounding the plaza on one side are shops, on another side are governmental offices, on another is the National Palace and on the fourth side stands the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral. At the cathedral we hired an enthusiastic guide who helped us better understand this amazing church with fourteen chapels. The silver altar in the back was only outshone by the gold altar in the front. In the center we heard a choir rehearsing heavenly music. Also in the center our guide showed us a pendulum which graphically demonstrated that this enormous cathedral is sinking because the ground under it is unstable. Attempts are under way to shore it up but success is not assured. When the Spanish built the cathedral they did not allow natives inside so they congregated outside. Today, outside the cathedral, many watched indigenous healers as they chanted and danced around colorful displays of medicinal plants and herbs. We were happy to see this renewed appreciation of indigenous culture. Next to the cathedral we found the ruins of Templo Mayor, an Aztec temple. Spanish conquerors had torn down this native temple and built the cathedral on practically the same site, as they did throughout Latin America. Continued on Page 15

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Legend has it that when the Aztecs searched for a place to settle, their leader had a vision of an eagle sitting on a cactus and holding a snake in his mouth. The story goes that his vision came to life on the spot that became Templo Mayor, their new home, and now this image is repeated in the center of the Mexican flag. The next day, after another authorized taxi ride, this time to Coyoacan, we were warmly welcomed by our guide Karen in front of the home of the artist, Frida Khalo. Touring Frida’s home was like wandering through one of her paintings. The blue house was shaded with lush green plants and accented with touches of bright red, orange and yellow in tiles and furniture. Her exhibited artwork and some by her husband Diego Rivera made the whole house into a museum of artists not afraid of vivid colors. Frida’s bed was nestled in a nook and on it her death mask showed her trademark unibrow. A mirror on the ceiling above her bed allowed Frida to see and paint herself. Nearby, an old wheelchair and a pair of crutches also reminded us of her serious accident. Her injuries may have slowed her down but they didn’t stop her. Karen drove us to the main plaza of Coyoacan so we could see a phenomenon Hertha had described. Inside the church of San Juan Bautista, gazing up at the ceiling, we saw a painting of the Last Supper which seemed to be facing us. As we walked down the aisle toward the altar, at some point the image turned and seemed to be facing us from the other direction. Amazing! The next day with Karen we concentrated on urban Mexico City, first in the historical district, where we walked from our hotel to the Latin Tower. From the observation deck we could see the city with a population of over 20 million, sprawling under a light haze of smog. In the distance in Chapultepec Park was the site of our next destination, the Museum of Anthropology. The museum is free to Mexicans on Sunday, the day we visited, and the line to enter stretched for blocks and blocks. It would have been worth the wait but Karen directed us to a second entrance with a shorter line. This museum is spectacular with room after room of artifacts depicting the history of humans in the Americas. Most notable is the huge circular Aztec Calendar which happily didn’t herald the end of the world. As a fitting finale to our time together, Karen, Bill and I attended the Ballet Folklorico in the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts. This ornate, white building is capped off with a golden dome that glows at night. The art deco interior includes the amazing stage “curtain” of opalescent glass in the form of a window looking out onto snowcapped peaks. The show was equally spectacular with colorfully costumed dancers from specific regions in Mexico. Twirling dancers and mariachi musicians blended Spanish and native influences capturing the Mexico of history and of today. On our own again and on our last day we joined a tour group arranged through our hotel. In a small van with another fine guide we traveled north to reach the

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Above, a sidewalk ceremony in Mexico City. Below, Bill and Claudia stand atop the Temple of the Sun at the Aztec Pyramid, Teotihaucan. Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. At this site it is believed that a peasant, Juan Diego, saw a vision of the Virgin Mary who told him to build a church. When the bishop required proof, Juan Diego gathered roses as instructed by the Virgin and they were transformed into the image of the Lady of Guadalupe on Juan Diego’s cloak. On one side of a huge plaza stands the old classical Spanish basilica which has developed serious cracks due to subsidence. Previously the cloak with the sacred image was displayed there but now it has been moved to a relatively modern, open design

cathedral. Along with many other tourists, we lined up on a moving walkway for a brief view of the awe inspiring sight. Mexican Catholics’ devotion was further displayed by a large group of pilgrims gathered under a banner as they silently entered the shrine. From the Catholic Shrine we traveled on to the Aztec Pyramid, Teotihaucan. Actually this sight has many pyramids--tall ones to the moon and the sun and smaller ones for each day of the year. We began at the home of the ruler where we were surprised to learn that he had running water, a toilet and a tub in his highly decorated dwelling near the temples.

Huffing and puffing, we climbed tall steps up the Temple of the Moon. This gave us the lay of the land as we saw numerous relatively small pyramids in two rows on either side of an open elongated strip of land. In the center on one side stood the Temple of the Sun, even taller than the Temple of the Moon. So, after a deep breath and a climb down, on we went to the tallest temple. We had seen in the movie about her life that Frida Khalo, injured as she was, still climbed up the Temple of the Sun. She was my inspiration as I took one step after another until I reached the highest plateau. Here, the climbers seemed

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to have a special reverence. Some stretched out their arms at each compass direction. The alignment was amazingly accurate. I realize I have often used the word “amazing” but from the time I arrived the word “fear” hadn’t entered my thoughts or feelings. I’m so glad my fear didn’t stop us from visiting the capital of Mexico with its friendly people, its rich history, its vivid colors, its strong family ties and its great spectacles-all at bargain prices. Geographically Mexico may be in North America but it is thoroughly Latin and it served as a perfect entry way to our next destination, Peru.

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Friday, Aug. 16 Eckert’s Summer Concert Fest - Chris Talley Trio, Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. Rascal Flatts w/The Band Perry feat. Cassadee Pope (The Voice), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, 7:30 p.m. Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series - Griffin & the Gargoyles, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. Homecoming: Back to the Bassics feat. Tim Ismag, DJ Dara, Locknar, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Excision w/ Brillz, Torro Torro, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Serengeti, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 10:30 p.m. Black Fast CD Release w/The Lion’s Daughter, The Gorge, Bastard, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. Hellyeah w/Hung Like A Martyr, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m. BrownTown w/Killer Whale, Mussy Cluves, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17 Eckert’s Summer Concert Fest - Andy Roose, Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, Belleville, 7:00 p.m. The Heartbreaker Tour: Heart w/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, 7:30 p.m. Heartsfield, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. From Chaos - A Tribute to 311, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. John Mulaney, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Dana Fuchs w/Speakeasy, The Gramophone, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Kurt Vile and the Violators w/Sunny & The Sunsets, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Whiteboy Wasted Tour w/Saint Dog, Bigg Hoss, Cash Reap, Pop’s, Sauget, 7:00 p.m.


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Music Tuning in The Sheldon present’s Mama’s Blue Dress Mama’s Blue Dress will appear at the Sheldon Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Tickets are $15 general admission. Call MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or online at Often compared to bands such as the Dixie Chicks, the Zac Brown Band and even The Eagles, Mama's Blue Dress is an allfemale country quartet featuring airtight harmonies and vocal chemistry, blazing twin fiddles and a hint of soul. Since their first show in January 2012, the band has played to numerous sold-out rooms across the Southeast, often receiving standing ovations for their dynamic performances, stellar songwriting and gorgeous harmonies.

LouFest takes shape Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, announces the inaugural BMI stage at the LouFest Music Festival. Set in the heart of St. Louis, the fourth annual LouFest Music Festival will feature over 30 local, regional and national acts, ranging from funk and indie-rock to alt-country and soul on September 7-8, 2013. In order of appearance:

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

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returns to St. Louis Oct. 17 to 20 By KRISTA WILKINSON MIDGLEY Of The Edge


he “greatest show on earth” returns to St. Louis when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Built to Amaze!” Oct. 17 through 20 at the Scottrade Center. Last year the circus thrilled audiences with its captivating “Dragons” production. This year’s show, “Built to Amaze!,” is set to surprise and delight audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. The show features circus performers from across the globe who create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Visitors to “Built to Amaze!” will see magnificent animals including elephants and tigers plus astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists all

combined into one spectacular performance. Ringling Bros. “Built to Amaze!” opens 1-hour before show time with the All-Access Pre-show, available to all ticket holders. This interactive pre-show invites kids and their families down to the show floor to show off their dance moves at the dance party, try on custom-designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling and meet the performers like the famous members of Ringling Bros.’ Clown Alley. The Ringling Bros.’ Ringling Girls and Barnum B-Boys will encourage kids to participate in a friendly tug-of-war battle of girls against boys. Participants will also have the chance to win an original pachyderm painting, which is painted right in front of them by one of the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants. “Built to Amaze!” is hosted by Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Andre McClain. The Missouri native was

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1958 when Jerry King, a father concerned with the social events occurring within his South Bronx community, taught his son Charles and other neighborhood kids how to ride a unicycle. King formed a unicycle club based on discipline, direction and Christian principals. Ten years later in 1969 the troupe, now called the King Charles Troupe, made its Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey debut as the first all-black circus act in Ringling Bros. history. The Negrey Troupe of tumbling acrobats is an act that will leave you breathless. Troupe founder Yulia Negrey has assembled an elite 10 person team featuring the best gymnasts and acrobats from Russia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine, including former Olympic athletes. The 80-foot tumbling track was especially created for Ringling Bros. and allows the performers to execute high-surge somersaults, cartwheels, power flips and super-velocity jumps. Of course, a trip to the circus wouldn’t be the same without clowns. The world-famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley is the foundation of “Built to Amaze!”

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If you've never tried sushi, this is the place By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge In my opinion sushi is an entrée that takes a brave eater with a cultured palate to try it and enjoy it. Luckily for you the reader I just happen to possess these invaluable characteristics. I embrace the sushi experience and recently I visited Wasabi in Edwardsville to appease my hankering. This was my first visit to Wasabi. I’ve tried sushi at other restaurants and was surprised with how much I liked it. I believe sushi is an acquired taste. For the non-adventurous, food layman I think the words “raw fish” scare them away. I used to be one of these people, agreeing with my father’s moniker of “fish bait” to describe this delectable dish. Boy was I wrong. Sushi is a Japanese delicacy defined as cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients, most notably raw fish, like tuna or salmon, or uncooked seafood such as shrimp, eel or sea urchin to name a few. Avocado and cucumber are also common ingredients in sushi. Wasabi is a chain sushi bar with restaurants in Illinois, Missouri and Colorado. Besides the location in Edwardsville, Wasabi can also be found in Fairview Heights in Illinois. There are also four locations in the St. Louis area on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. You can visit www. to find out more about the restaurant locations and what they offer. On my visit to Wasabi I attended with my friend Sara who is a sushi fanatic. I think she would eat it everyday if possible. As an added bonus we ran into four of our friends, D.J., Katie, Mike and Stephanie, unexpectedly and turned our venture into an impromptu dinner party. The way it works is you receive a menu with pictures and descriptions


of the sushi and then a paper and pen to mark the selections you would like to try next to its name and price. Before we got into the sushi though, Sara talked me into trying out an interesting appetizer first — edamame. Edamame is a Japanese dish that consists of immature soybeans still inside the pod and served either steamed or boiled and salted. At Wasabi the edamame is steamed and served with a fair amount of salt on the outer shell. I have to say my hesitations surrounding this appetizer were quickly put to rest on my first bite. I was afraid it would be bland in taste and provide nothing memorable, but that wasn’t the case. You simply take the pod, suck the salt off and squeeze the soy bean out with your

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teeth. It had an incredible fresh and sweet flavor and the saltiness on the outside of the pod made for the perfect combo in taste sensation between bitter and sweet. I would definitely recommend trying edamame on your visit and besides being delicious it is a healthy choice, something that is not always my forte on my “You Gotta Eat” adventures. On a side note, as a beer connoisseur I tried one of the Japanese beers on the menu — Asahi Super Dry. It is a Japanese rice lager that offered a mild taste, beginning with a malt sweetness and bridging into a mild bitterness. I enjoyed it immensely and have tried it since at other establishments. For those who like to stick to domestic beers, this would be a good selection for you.

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Finally it was time to advance to the main course. Sara and I picked a slew of different sushi rolls to attempt. One thing that can be cool about the sushi experience is the clever names of the rolls. I’ll start with a couple that we tried which were very good in name and taste, the caterpillar and the batman. The caterpillar consisted of unagi (freshwater eel), smoked salmon, cucumber and avocado. The batman was comprised of smoked eel, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese. I personally prefer the rolls that include cucumber and avocado. I just enjoy the fresh and healthy taste with these ingredients. I also like rolls with cream cheese due to the burst of sweetness and creaminess it offers. This was my first encounter with

eel though, and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a hearty, meaty taste and texture. I was fearful that it was going to be slimy, but that wasn’t the case at all. We also went with some sushi staples, the California, Philadelphia and spicy tuna rolls. These are some of the most common selections people order. The California roll consists of crab, cucumber and avocado, the Philadelphia is made up of smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado while the spicy tuna is comprised of yellowfin tuna, scallion and a spicy chili sauce. The spicy tuna does have a nice kick to it. Visiting Wasabi also gave me an opportunity to practice eating with chop sticks. The rolls are easy to pick up due to their shape and texture, so it finally gave me a sense of accomplishment while using chop sticks. If you’re too skittish to attempt the sushi or have decided it’s not for you, Wasabi offers other dishes for its patrons. There are a selection of tempura dishes, including shrimp tempura and vegetable tempura. Tempura is a deep fried Japanese dish which either includes seafood or vegetables. There is also a spicy chicken entrée, spicy shrimp and grilled salmon to name a few. Wasabi also has a selection of noodle dishes available. I will admit it can get quite expensive. For our trip, it totaled over $60. I won’t complain though. I truly enjoyed the experience and so did Sara. I can’t quite say the same for the rest of our dinner party. D.J. and Mike enjoyed the experience — although D.J. refused to eat anything with eel — but Katie and Stephanie won’t be climbing aboard the sushi bandwagon anytime soon. For me, sushi is a nice change of pace from the norm for when you gotta eat and Wasabi offers a great experience. I will definitely return.

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