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What’s Happening Friday October 26_ ______ • The Wizard of Oz-Music and Movie, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Great Godfrey Corn Maze, Glazebrook Park, Godfrey, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Frontier Ruckus, Water Liars, Old Rock House, Doors 8:00 p.m. • F re e l a n c e W h a l e s w / Geographer, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Minus the Bear w/Cursive, Girl In A Coma, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • The Mellow D's, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m. • Lee Brice, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Ustad Imrat Khan, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Fraid Not, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Coast 2 Coast Industry Mixer, Fubar, St. Louis, 9:00 p.m. • Daddy Long Legs, LorettoHilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. • Annie, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. • In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to

9:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. • ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday October 27_ ______ • The Wizard of Oz-Music and Movie, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Great Godfrey Corn Maze, Glazebrook Park, Godfrey, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. • John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, COCA, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. • Toby Mac, Family Arena, St. Charles, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Justin Bieber, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Red Wanting Blue w/ The Campfire Club, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • The Grand Sultans Halloween Masquerade Ball, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 9:00 p.m. • Electric Guest w/NO, Billy and The Jets, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • The Independents-20th Anniversary Bloody Night Bash w/BassAmp & Dano, My Boy Ox, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Sable, 3:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Ear thSOL and BOB, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m. • Street Fighting Band: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, The

Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Jam Session w/ Mo' Pleasure, 2:00 p.m. / 420 Crossing, 6:30 p.m., Laurie's Place (Front Bar), Edwardsville • Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Anacrusis, Clenched Fist, Compelled to Destroy, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. • Daddy Long Legs, LorettoHilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. • Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. • Annie, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. • In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. • ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 28_ ______ • The Wizard of Oz-Music and Movie, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. • Great Godfrey Corn Maze, Glazebrook Park, Godfrey, 1:00 p.m. to Dusk

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Nikki Giovanni SIUE's Arts & Issues series joins The Year of the Book initiative By JULIA BIGGS Of The Edge Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator, takes the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville stage at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom for the next SIUE Arts & Issues program. For the past three decades, Giovanni’s outspokenness in her writing and lectures has brought the eyes of the world upon her and made her one of the most widely-read American poets. Always determined and committed to fight for civil rights and equality, Giovanni is well known for her role of being one of the strong voices of the African-American community. She puts focus on the individual and specifically on the power that each of us possesses to make a difference in our own lives and, as a result, in the lives of others. Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tenn. She grew up in an all-black suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, but Giovanni and her sister spent summers with their grandparents in Knoxville. Giovanni graduated with honors from Fisk University in 1968 and published her first book of poetry, “Black Feeling Black Talk,” in 1968. Within a year she published a second book and quickly became known as the “Princess of Black Poetry.” During the last 30 years, Giovanni has authored more than 30 books for both adults and children and was named one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 "Living Legends." Her books have received numerous awards. “Gemini,” her autobiography, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Five of her books were honored with NAACP Image Awards: “Love Poems,” “Blues: For All the Changes,” “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea,” “Acolytes,” and “Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat.” “Blues: For All the Changes” also reached No. 4 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list which is a rare achievement for a book of poems. Most recently, her children's picture book “Rosa,” about the civil rights legend Rosa Parks, became a Caldecott Honors Book. “Rosa” also reached No. 3 on The New York Times Bestseller list and “Bicycles: Love Poems”

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Pictured are two views of Nikki Giovanni. reached No. 1 on for Poetry shortly after its release. SIUE Arts & Issues Director Grant Andree noted that Giovanni’s Arts & Issues program is being sponsored by the SIUE Foundation and is part of the SIUE Department of English Language and Literature’s The Year of the Book initiative. “The Year of the Book program was developed to promote the idea of reading as a group activity, to promote

contemporary literature as being meaningful and then to have discussions on campus about different books,” SIUE English Language and Literature Chair Sharon McGee said. “So, I talked to Grant about trying to bring in a couple of authors this year – maybe or maybe not connected with The Year of the Book titles but particularly to get authors on the agenda for the program for Arts & Issues.” “In the spring, we are having David Sedaris whose book we’re going to be reading in December, “Holidays on Ice,” a collection of really funny essays about the stress of the holidays. And he’s an NPR contributor as well,” McGee added. “And in October he was able to get Nikki Giovanni to come.” Although there isn’t a planned Giovanni book to read on The Year of the Book schedule, McGee noted that they’d likely be reading one of Giovanni’s poems in April because April is National Poetry Month. “She’s a poet, a civil rights activist, part of the black arts movement of the 1960s and '70s. So she’s appealing to us not only as a poet, but as a really important voice for poetry for social consciousness,” McGee pointed out. “Nikki Giovanni is very well known in the AfricanAmerican community, she’s a proponent of civil rights and social justice. She’s an activist and has won not only literary awards but humanitarian awards and so I think she’s someone who reaches out to a wide variety of people,” McGee said. Giovanni currently works as a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. McGee explained that Giovanni wrote a very powerful poem several years ago after the Virginia Tech. massacre. “She was the last speaker at the memorial service at Virginia Tech and read her poem. She really brought the community of mourners together in a special way,” McGee said. “I was just reading something the other day from someone who was there who said, “I listened to all the speakers talk about the religious connection to this and how we would mourn and it wasn’t very powerful but then Dr. Giovanni spoke and it was incredibly moving because she spoke about how tragedy shouldn’t happen and it does. And she just united us in an important way.” And I think that is part of the value of literature. It’s been around since people have been on Earth because we need ways to connect our hearts and our minds. And that’s what poems and stories and literature can do for us as human beings.” Tickets for Nikki Giovanni or one of the remaining SIUE Arts & Issues programs may be purchased at the Dunham Hall Fine Arts Box Office, the Information Booth at the Morris University Center, by calling 618-650-5774 or online at  SIUE staff, retirees, alumni, students and seniors over 65 are offered discounts on tickets.   If you have any questions, or would like an Arts & Issues season brochure, contact the Arts & Issues office at 650-5194. 

October 25, 2012

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People People planner Halloween party planned at Butterfly House

Science Center exhibit focuses on wildlife rescues

Children can wear their Halloween costumes, play insect-inspired games and make spooktacular crafts during the annual Booterflies Halloween party at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. This family friendly events features non-spooky fun designed for children ages 2 to 12 and is included with Butterfly House admission. BootterfliesAttendees can play Halloween themed party games including Mummy Wrap, Which Witch is Which?, Goblin in the Goblet toss, Pumpkin Golf and more. Face painting, crafts and goody bags are also available for participants. Booterflies activities will be held inside the Lopata Learning Lab and under the Emerson Lakeside Terrace pavilion at the Butterfly House, 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older), and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and younger and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 5300076.

The Saint Louis Science Center invites the public to "take a walk on the wild side" with their new Wildlife Rescue Exhibition - an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages opened Oct. 5 for a limited engagement at the Saint Louis Science Center's Boeing Hall.  Wildlife Rescue, "a Journey of Hope", invites the public to step into the recovery efforts and "meet" the people who dedicate their lives to saving animals. The exhibition features interactive exhibits and activities that allow both adults a n d c h i l d r e n t o e x p l o re t h e innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild. This new exhibition features the same puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills. Wildlife Rescue has educational, hands-on activities and displays, including a simulated flight on an ultra-light to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route; a touch screen globe to explore the stories of a wide range of threatened and endangered animals; and a

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"virtual" opportunity to join the Rapid Response team and test your knowledge about how organizations and individuals can respond to disasters such as oil spills, floods and forest fires. During the exhibition's run, the Science Center will be partnering with St. Louis area organizations - including the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis County Wildlife Rescue, t h e Wo r l d B i r d S a n c t u a r y, Humane Society of Missouri, the Endangered Wolf Center and other animal-related groups - to conduct workshops, lectures and provide rare opportunities to see animals and rescued wildlife first-hand. Commenting on the Saint Louis Science Center's latest exhibit in their recently opened Boeing Hall facility, Senior Director of Theater, Retail and Exhibitions Jackie Mollet notes, "We are excited to be able to bring this unique exhibition to St. Louis, and to be able to partner

with local area wildlife and animal rescue organizations to provide educational opportunities to both adults and children alike." In conjunction with the opening of the Wildlife Rescue exhibition, the Warner Bros. Pictures' IMAX film Born to be Wild is also showing in the Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. Â Narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise themsaving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of B o r n e o w i t h w o r l d - re n o w n e d

primatologist Dr. BirutĂŠ Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Tickets for Wildlife Rescue are $4 for member adults, and $8 for non-member adults; $3 for member children (12 and under) and $4 for non-member children; and $6 for seniors and college students with a valid school ID. OMNIMAX Theater tickets for Born to be Wild are $9 for adults; $8 for children, seniors, and college students with an ID; and $6 for members of the military with valid identification. Members may use their vouchers for free tickets. Showtimes vary, and are available online at OMNIMAXTheater/Showtimes or by calling 314.289.4424.

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People People planner Events planned in Alton area Looking for something to do around Alton? The following events will be happening in the coming months: Murder Mystery Dinner: Bullets in the Bathtub Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 7 p.m. Grafton Winery & Brewhaus 300 W. Main St. Grafton, IL 62037 Get prepared for Halloween with a murder mystery dinner - Bullets in the Bathtub. Tickets are $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Price includes dinner and show. Professional actors perform with the audience to create a very fun and casual atmosphere. Advanced reservations required. For more information, call (618) 786-3001. Mineral Springs Haunted Tour Friday, Oct. 26 & Saturday, Oct. 27 Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Mineral Springs Mall 301 E. Broadway Alton, IL 62002 Meet at Mineral Springs, walk to other haunted locations including the Underground Railroad slave tunnels under the old Enos Sanitarium. Return to Mineral Springs for an exclusive tour of the most haunted building in Alton. Attend a seance in the pool, and end

with a Tarot card reading. A Great River Safari: Full Day Canoeing/Birding Saturday, Oct. 27 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Audubon Center at Riverlands 301 Riverlands Way West Alton, IL 63386 The Mississippi River and its bays and backwaters are abundant with birds and other wildlife. Traveling the river's backwaters and bays in a guided voyageur canoe is one of the best ways to view the birds and wildlife that use the river's rich habitats. The voyageur canoe will be paddled by an experienced river guide accompanied by one of Audubon's bird and wildlife experts. No paddling experience is necessary and all paddling gear is included. Cost is $110 per person. For more information, call (636) 899-0090 or go to Hartford Halloween Parade Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 1 p.m. Seventh Street Park Delmar Avenue Hartford, IL 62048 The Annual Hartford Halloween Parade is sure to be a ghoulish good time! The parade begins at Seventh Street Park, travels down Delmar Avenue to the Senior Citizen's Building and ends on Rand Avenue. For more information, call (618) 2512680. Haunted Museum at the National

Great Rivers Museum Saturday, Oct. 27 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. National Great Rivers Museum #2 Lock and Dam Way East Alton, IL 62024 There will be a chance to tour the Haunted Museum this Halloween season. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, call (877) 4626979. LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Night Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jacoby Arts Center 627 E. Broadway Alton, IL 62002 This month, the sounds of autumn fill the East Gallery as Mark Holland of "Autumn's child" plays global chamber music on the Native American flute. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10; Seniors (65+) and students with a valid ID are $8. For more information, call (618) 462-5222

or go to McPike Mansion Oct. Ghostly Tours Saturday, Oct. 27 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. 2018 Alby St. Alton, IL 62002 Learn the history of the McPike Mansion and take a look at the documented photos of the mansion and paranormal activity. Then, take a tour of the surrounding grounds and the crypt. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. The cost is $20 per adult; children ages 1317 are $10 and children ages 6-12 are $5. All proceeds go toward the restoration of the mansion. For more information, contact Sharon at (618) 462-3348. Mineral Springs Haunted Tours Saturday, Nov. 3 Doors open 7 p.m. Tour starts at 7:30 p.m. Mineral Springs Mall

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People People planner Boo at the Zoo event planned They’re coming! Superheroes, butterfly princesses, li’l furry monsters, cuddly lion cubs, ticklish tigers, pirates, cowboys, ballerinas and swaddled punkins with their mummies and daddies are slated to invade the Saint Louis Zoo for Mercy Children’s Hospital Boo at the Zoo Nights. Families will enjoy spooks, laughs, animals, fireside stories, night hikes and hauntingly fun entertainment at the Zoo’s family friendly, non-scary Halloween experience from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every night Oct. 19-30, 2012. Grab the witch’s broom and float around the Zoo’s eerie grounds where you’ll encounter ghosts in the trees, singing pumpkins, Fragile Forest Fairyland, a haunted house that “shutters� on North Lake Avenue, and floating busts that have spooks to sing about! Pop into the Children’s Zoo for a “Halloween Pirate Adventure� on stage at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. featuring animals performing natural behaviors. You may even happen upon a docent in the shadows to give you an up-close look at some

members) with a purchase of $25 or more at Zoo gift shops. This year's Boo at the Zoo souvenir T-shirt features a sea lion dressed as a mummy. The long-sleeve, white cotton shirt can be purchased online at or by calling (314) 646-4771. Prices range from $10-18 for toddler to adult sizes. Admission to Boo at the Zoo Nights is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Each child between the ages of 2 and 12 dressed in costume will receive a $1 discount on admission. Children under 2 are free. Kids ages 12 and under are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. See website for the Zoo’s costume policy. Purchase tickets online at www., by phone at (314) 646-4771, or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world. Parking is our treat and will be available for free on the South Lot on Wells Drive near Highway 40. Enter the event through the South Entrance. The Living World North Entrance and North Parking Lot will be open only on select nights, Oct. 19, 26, 27, 30. Be sure to stop by Mercy Children’s Hospital Boo at the Zoo Spooky

of the Zoo’s night crawlers. Don't be alarmed if you discover the naked mole rats have left their costumes at home! Admission to Children’s Zoo and show is free. G a t h e r ' ro u n d t h e f i re a s storytellers like Terry Rantula spin wild tales about snakes, spiders and bats. Perhaps Grandmother Goose will share chronicles of other Missouri critters. Come gaze with your glowing eyes and perk up your listening ears as you hear captivating animal stories. Are you brave enough to help solve the mystery of the "Phantom of Historic Hill?" On the Zoo’s Night Hike, you’ll be accompanied by an oh-so-sleepy tour guide on this family fun adventure as you explore the Herpetarium, Big Cat Country and the Bird Garden looking for the mysterious phantom. Hikes are offered every half hour between 6 and 8 p.m. for $5 per hiker, age 3 and up. Children age 2 and under are free for the hike. Advance registration is recommended by calling (314) 6464771. Make a “creepy craft� at the Kid’s Craft Corner, and see what’s brewing at Lakeside Cafe. Be sure to shop the Halloween boo-tique for souvenirs, and receive 10% off (or 20% for

Saturday on Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of safe and fun trickor-treating along the pumpkin trail. Admission is free.

Events planned at the Shaw Nature Reserve The 2,400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit is the perfect setting for you and your family to explore and enjoy the natural world! A host of events and programs are available throughout the fall and winter months: Oct. 27: Introduction to Herbal Soap Making. Learn how to make your own cold-pressed soap using vegetable oils and pure, therapeutic essential oils. Stir the pot as various vegetable oils, botanicals and other ingredients are added for a specific blend. Each participant will receive a cured bar of soap to take home. Other soaps will be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to noon. Adlyne Freund Center. $24. Advance registration required; www.mobot. org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family

of attractions, visit classes. Oct. 28: Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This yoga class is well-suited for adults of all fitness levels. We will concentrate on connecting the breath as you flow from one movement to the next. Bring awareness to the present as you release tension and anxiety with every exhale. 4 to 5 p.m. Carriage House. $54. Advance registration required; or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit Oct. 28: Dog Days of Autumn. Take your favorite canine companion for a nice walk led by Reserve staff. This is a rare opportunity to spend time with your pooch at a natural area where dogs are not normally allowed. Your four-legged friend must be friendly with other dogs and people and remain on a six foot leash at all times. Meet at the Adlyne Freund Center. $7 per dog. Advance registration required; www.mobot. org/classes or (314) 577-5140. For a complete list of adult classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s family of attractions, visit classes.


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Music Glen Carbon performer looking to take hip hop to the next level By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Hard work, dedication and humbleness are the three things that up-and-coming music artist Trenton Pinckard – Trenton P – lives by and hopes are reflected in both his music and his life. Despite a rocky start, Pinckard is looking ahead to a music career glittering with prospects that include opening for Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee on Oct. 26 at the Coliseum Music Lounge. Pinckard, 21, of Glen Carbon, knows only too well how important it is to focus on the good in life and not let the bad take hold. Two years ago he was involved in an accident along with another driver that left a teenage girl in critical condition while drag racing in St. Louis. Pinckard said that at first he didn’t realize what had happened or that the girl was hurt. When he did, he immediately turned himself in the following day. In January, 2012, he was sentenced to five years probation. That night is a moment that haunts him still. As

a result, he is determined to do everything he can to better himself and help others in any way that he can. “I’m a good person. I don’t want to hurt anybody. I learned a lesson,” said Pinckard. Pinckard describes his music as the “next generation of hip hop.” “It’s hip hop from the Midwest at its best,” he said. “My music is all me and I’ve had fun doing it.” Ironically, Pinckard never played in a band in high school. Instead, he was always the guy on the sidelines watching and listening while his friends played. Then, about a year ago, he got started doing freestyle rap at parties and also writing. One day, he decided he wanted to record a song and so he walked into a studio and recorded his first single, “I’ll Be the Best,” in January, 2011 with the help of producer Chris Avery. The song got airplay on local radio station Z107.7 and, according to Pinckard, has received 25,000 plays in total across the United States, Europe and China. It has also been viewed approximately 14,000 times on YouTube, said Pinckard.

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Trenton Pinckard, above, and the cover of his new CD, below. “That’s the cool thing about this song is it’s so popular and so many people like it that nobody really knows that I actually went into the studio and did it off the top of my head. I didn’t have any lyrics written down or anything like that,” he said. He also just released the music video for the song “Living the Life.” Pinckard is managed by Luke Thalmann of Star Music. His first full-length album, “CYHMN,” was released on Sept. 1, 2012. It consists of 10 tracks and is available to download through his website, One of the songs, “Triple M AKA Scooby Doo” is a hard-hitting rap that references the drag racing accident and Pinckard’s remorse. The lyrics include the lines: “I wish I could look into her eyes; tell her I’m so sorry but I don’t think that’ll ever happen. I try to think how her parents must feel being woke up late at night being told that your little girl is in the hospital not knowing what happened; if she’s alive or she’ll survive...I’m a monster, I’m a machine, I’m a mystery…I’ll be payin’ for my sins until the day that I die…” Another track, “Drinks on Me,” is a slick and sexy hip hop song that shows Pinckard can sing as well as rap. It’s a catchy tune that reminds this reporter of her college nights spent in Brothers Bar in Champaign listening to the pumping music and enjoying good times with friends. Pinckard listed the usual suspects when it comes to his influences - Kanye West, Big Sean, MGK and hometown favorites Nelly and Murphy Lee. He also said he enjoys

underground, as well as mainstream artists. In addition to his own musical career, Pinckard co-owns an artist management and promotion company called Camco Entertainment with friend Craig Cannady. He also works full-time for CVS drug store in Edwardsville. When Pinckard isn’t working, making music or helping other artists, he keeps busy helping out his friends and family. This included helping a buddy find a job. He’s also deeply devoted to his parents, who he describes as his “number one supporters.” “There’re a lot of people that would probably say that I’m not a good person or something like that but that’s because people that would say that knew me five years ago or when I was in high school,” said Pinckard. “I’ve got a big heart now and I want to do good things. I want to change people’s lives.” He went on to say that, “I’m not doing this music for the money. I’m in it for helping others and making a positive outcome. When people hear my name, I want them to think ‘Trenton P, he’s a good guy.’” See Trenton P perform live ahead of Murphy Lee on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Coliseum Music Lounge’s Go to Hell 2012 Halloween Party. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The Coliseum Music Lounge is located at 2619 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63103. To find out more about Trenton P, download music or see his video, visit or visit his Facebook page by searching Trenton Pinckard.

Autumn's Child to perform at Jacoby Arts Center Autumn’s Child chamber ensemble performs Global Chamber Music, a hybrid of world, jazz, classical and folk styles, at Jacoby Arts Center on Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. This return engagement in the LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights concert program is one you do not want to miss. Advance tickets are advisable. Award-winning artist Mark Holland is considered by many authorities on the Native American Flute to be among the top flutists performing and recording today. He has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the Native American Flute.” His unique approach and usage of the flute along with his technical skills brings about such comparisons. Holland showcases the versatility of the Native American Flute, creating new acoustic instrumental fusion, an eclectic sound that is truly one of a kind. He will be joined by Billy Engel, guitar and vocals, Valentina Takova, cello, and Brian May on drums, all outstanding musicians in their own right. Mark Holland founded Autumn’s Child in 1995. He began his publishing and record label, Cedar in

Sage Music, in 1997, and has recorded 16 CDs to date. Holland has a B.A. in Music from the University of Missouri where he studied with two members of the St. Louis Symphony. He is known for his unique soulful style of “playing from the heart.” Holland has been a featured artist at the International Native American Flute Association conventions in Kent, Ohio, Taos, New Mexico, Belmont, California, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He also has been a featured artist at numerous flute and art festivals throughout the country. Holland has recorded tracks for a future PBS documentary, “Redemption Road,” and appeared as a guest on Capitol recording artist Chris Ledoux’s CD, “Horsepower.” Holland’s music has been played on NPR, PRI, JPR, and Satellite Radio stations, as well as on Jet Blue, Frontier, and Air Tran airlines. In 2009 his CD “Reflections” was nominated for an Indian Summer Music Award, and “For Such a Time is This” was a finalist in Native American songs category for Just Plain Folks Music Award. His “Visions and Dreams” was nominated for best

New Age album. Mark Holland has shared the stage with such diverse artists as R. Carlos Nakai, Mary Youngblood, Bill Miller, and Oregon, among others. Jacoby’s doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7. Admission costs $10 or $8 for seniors and students, and a beverage cash bar is available. Tickets may be purchased at Jacoby Arts Center, Halpin Music, Jerseyville Public Library, Wood River Public Library, or by phone at 618-462-5222. LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights is sponsored in part by WBGZ Radio 1570 AM of Alton. Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., late on Thursdays until 8 p.m., and closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, visit www.jacobyartscenter. org or call 618-462-5222. Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the artistic development and economic success of artists, and to expand accessibility to the arts through programs that promote education, participation and exploration.

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Music Tuning in Fox to host R. Kelly

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The Single Ladies Tour starring R. Kelly with special guest Tamia will roll into the Fox Theatre on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.00, $59.50 and $49.50 and may be purchased at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/5341111. Order tickets online at www. No stranger to superstar success, R. Kelly has seen a year filled with tremendous achievements including release of the critically acclaimed album Write Me Back, a soulful memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, an extraordinary soundtrack producer role on Whitney Houston’s final film Sparkle, and production of the next installment of his cultural phenomenon Trapped In The Closet. On the heels of that it’s not surprising this R&B icon announced a Fall tour that will travel through more than 20 cities. The Single Ladies Tour will feature R. Kelly hosting the ultimate girls (and guys) night out along with R&B singer songwriter and four-time Grammy nominee Tamia as special guest to open the show. For more details visit One of the most successful R&B artists of all time, R. Kelly has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, has won 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards. He has performed sold out shows across the globe. His latest album Write Me Back is a follow-up to 2010’s Love Letter and follows the natural progression of R. Kelly’s musical time machine featuring the sultry and seductive sounds associated with legends like Barry

Wildey to host rock tribute bands The Wildey Theatre is proud to present the Legends of Rock Tribute Series. With tributes to The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, The Allman Brothers Band, and Bob Seger, and soon to come Tom Petty, there's a little something for everyone. Join us as we pay homage to some of the greatest rock artists of the last forty years. Recieve a $5 discount per ticket when you purchase tickets to at least three of these terrific events. • The Brothers: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers • Stone in Love: Journey Tribute Oct. 25 – Based out of Portland Oregon, Stone In Love is a reinterpretation of one of the top selling bands of all time - Journey. The Wildey Theatre is proud to present Stone in Love, live in concert Oct. 25, 2012. • Free Fallin: Tom Petty Tribute Nov. 12 – Free Fallin presents its show with the power and passion that went into over thirty years of Tom Petty's bestselling songs. Free Fallin's show has the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes that gives you a show you will not soon forget! • Support the Wildey Theatre The Wildey Theatre appreciates donations in order to keep the facility running as cultural center f o r t h e g re a t e r E d w a rd s v i l l e area. Your donations go towards



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Music Tuning in Australian Pink Floyd returns to the Fox Fox Concerts & The Nine Network presents Australian Pink Floyd on Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m. at The Fabulous Fox Theatre! Tickets are $50, $45 and $35 and are available at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at www. D e s c r i b e d i n 2 0 11 b y T h e Times in London as “Setting the gold standard,” The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a live touring sensation which has now sold over three million tickets worldwide, and the band have created an incredible show for the “Exposed In The Light” 2012 Tour. Taking its title from the lyrics of the Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, the 2012 “Exposed In The Light” tour will be a true Pink Floyd ‘immersion’.  New for this year is a state of the art surround sound system.  This incredible audio output will be bolstered by new lasers, new lights and even more jaw-dropping video effects.  The 2012 tour is going to be a truly multimedia sensory experience.  TAPFS is known for pushing the boundaries and taking the concert experience to a new level, but the 2012 show sets the bar even higher. Emerging back in 1988, the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since.  The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as “Very good, probably better than we are,” and even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!  The Mirror hailed the act quite simply as, “The kings of the genre”.

Mannheim Steamroller to appear at the Fox M a n n h e i m S t e a m ro l l e r a n d PA N D O R A J e w e l r y, t h e t o u r sponsor, will present the best the holiday has to offer this season.

The group will perform live for two performances only in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Presented locally by The Nine Network. Ti c k e t s f o r M a n n h e i m Steamroller go are on sale and prices start at $37.50. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at or by phone at 314-534-1111. The tour, now in its 27th year, is still met by sold-out audiences and was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. This year Mannheim Steamroller’s two touring ensembles will hold over 90 performances throughout the United States. Grammy Award winner Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the sounds of Christmas. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining t h e g ro u p ’s signature m ix of Renaissance instruments with rock & roll beats. T h e re s u l t i n g a l b u m w a s a runaway hit and Mannheim Steamroller went on to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history. The group’s Christmas tour has become an annual holiday tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and creating unforgettable moments with friends and family. Composer and creator Chip Davis started Mannheim Steamroller more than 30 years ago with his Grammy Awardwinning Fresh Aire series.  Today, with 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum certified records, Davis is among an elite group of artists -- including U2, Jay-Z, The Beach Boys and Michael Jackson – holding the most certifications of

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Moody Blues to stop in St. Charles Rock legends The Moody Blues has announced that their upcoming winter tour will hit the U.S. starting November 23 through December 15. The tour continues the celebration of the 45th Anniversary of their landmark album "Days of Future Passed." T h e M o o d y B l u e s re c e n t l y completed dates in South Africa in Capetown, S.A. and in Johannesburg, S.A.; in addition to a 32-city U.S. tour across the East Coast this past March and April, which was one of the Top 20 grossing tours this year according to Pollstar Magazine. Additionally, Johnny Depp’s film “Dark Shadows,” features The Moody Blues’ legendary classic hit, “Nights In White Satin,” in the film and on the soundtrack. “Nights In White Satin”, originally released from the "Days of Future Passed." album, is one of the biggest selling singles in history, and hit No. 1 three separate times on Billboard.  The tour will stop at 7:30 p.m.

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Underwood brings tour to St. Louis Superstar Carrie Underwood announced recently during her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new album, Blown Away, in stores n o w, t h a t s h e w i l l l a u n c h a headline North American arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” The tour will also include an international run of shows this summer sponsored by Olay, including her first-ever United Kingdom concert taking place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on June 21, which soldout in 90 minutes. Additional international concert dates will be announced soon. Underwood will appear Nov. 20 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open. Tickets will be available for “The Blown Away Tour” beginning F r i d a y, M a y 11 . G o t o w w w. for additional on sale information.  “I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album for my fans,” says Carrie.  “We have a lot of exciting things planned!”  Carrie is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” to

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Thursday, Oct. 25 Mason Jennings, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Pretentious Bastards, Lions of Hazelwood, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:30 p.m. American Idle, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. The Script, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Mark Johnson, Laurie's Place (Front Bar), Edwardsville, 6:30 p.m. T h e S t ro n g Ta l k , H i g h w a y Headline, The Neverhawks, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. V.M.P.s 2nd Annual Halloween Bash, Fubar Lounge, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Stone in Love: The Tribute t o J o u r n e y, Wi l d e y T h e a t r e , Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26 Frontier Ruckus, Water Liars, Old Rock House, Doors 8:00 p.m. Freelance Whales w/Geographer, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Minus the Bear w/Cursive, Girl In A Coma, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. The Mellow D's, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m. Lee Brice, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Ustad Imrat Khan, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Fraid Not, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. Coast 2 Coast Industry Mixer, Fubar, St. Louis, 9:00 p.m.

Edwardsville Mo' Pleasure, Laurie's Place (Back Bar), Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. Anacrusis, Clenched Fist, Compelled to Destroy, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28 Cris Cab, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Sable, 2:00 p.m. / American Idle, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Primus in 3D, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Olga Kern, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. J.A.M., Laurie's Place, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. Sleigh Bells/ AraabMuzik, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Specticast Presents The New York Philharmonic Live in Pyongyang, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 3:00 p.m. Hill Williams Band, Crehan's Irish Pub, Belleville, 4:00 p.m.

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Monday, Oct. 29 A.C. Newman w/Mynabirds, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Attika 7, Eye Empire, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 Gov't Mule w/ Lee Boys, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m.

Madonna, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. I Fight Dragons, MC Lars w/ Skyfox, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Off!, The Spits, Double Negative, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Sable, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Mark Johnson, Laurie's Place,

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Friday, Nov. 2 Jackson Browne w/ Sara Watkins, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Sons of Bill, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Fresh and Onlys w/ Troubador Dali, Admirals, Johnny Vancouver, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. Dr. Acula, Nocebo, Against All Odds, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. Erin Bode Live at the Wildey, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. Radio Star, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 Celtic Festival feat. Black 47, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Frank McComb w/ Jean B a y l o r, M a rc u s B a y l o r, P l u s h St. Louis, St. Louis, doors 7:00 p.m. Joe Bonamassa, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. D a t s i k , w / Te r r a v i t a , X K o re , Getter, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Candyland 4, Old Rock


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The Arts Revolutionary modern performance company to visit the Touhill By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


or more than 40 years, the revolutionary modern performance company Pilobolus has been dazzling audiences with its unique blend of inventive choreography coupled with amazing dancer-athletes and acrobats able to contort their bodies into gravity-defying shapes. You really do have to see it to believe it – and now you can. Pilobolus is coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pilobolus (pronounced pih LAH boh lus) was founded in 1971 as a company of dancer-athletes and choreographers intent on pushing the boundaries of both dance and what the human body can achieve. Since that time, Pilobolus has

become known as one of the most imaginative and entertaining dance companies in the world. This is a company of artists that “wears its revolutionary stripes on its sleeves” and continually breaks new ground both creatively and physically. Watching a Pilobolus show is like nothing you’ve ever seen before as the athletes, dancers and acrobats twist their bodies together to create visually stunning illusions. Over the years, Pilobolus has continued to grow and has assembled a repertoire of more than 100 choreographic works. No two works look, sound or feel alike, which means a Pilobolus show is always an adventure into uncharted territory. Pilobolus has performed live in more than 64 countries for millions of people, appearances on more than 100 TV shows and 200 broadcasts, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “79th Annual Academy Awards” and 16 NFL games, and a feature on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Pilobolus has long been considered the “it” dance company by media,

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Pictured are two views of Pilobolus critics and audiences alike. Most recently, Pilobolus collaborated with puppeteer Basil Twist, lead writer Steven Banks of “SpongeBob SquarePants”, the robotics lab at MIT and the Grammy-winning rock band OK Go, which included a music video and live performance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” In keeping with the company’s fundamentally collective creative process, Pilobolus Dance Theatre now curates and convenes groups of diverse artists - including the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others – to make inventive, athletic, witty, collaborative performance works on stage and screen using the human body as a medium for expression. The company has drawn praise from critics around the country. “The New York Sun” hails, “Pilobolus is a law unto itself… a singular theatrical universe” while “The New Yorker” states, “… Pilobolus shakes us out of admiration into awe.” The Washington Post says, “Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making

something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have.” Pilobolus is scheduled to perform the following pieces during the Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 shows. (All programs are subject to change): SKYSCRAPERS (2012) Set against the gritty, saturated colors of LA's Eastside streets, “Skyscrapers” explores the melancholy, understated elegance of the tango – quintessential street dance, drenched in overtones of love, romance, and loss. Pilobolus once again joins Trish Sie (co-creator of last year's Grammy-nominated Pilobolus/OK Go video and live dance, "All Is Not Lost") to imagine Sie's brilliant new video for OK Go's Skyscrapers as a work for the live stage. This quick-change duet follows a never-ending, alwayschanging journey in search of connection. AUTOMATON (2012) “Automaton” is a new collaboration with the internationally renowned choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The result is a cyborg of a dance that questions the difference between human and machine. Somewhere between "Tron" and "Bladerunner," “Automaton” takes place in a

mirrored world that allows us to view multiple angles at the same time. Deep emotions punctuate the intoxicating rhythms of the machine as we experience a journey through a time that seems yet to come. ALL IS NOT LOST (2011) “All Is Not Lost” is the live companion to Pilobolus' video collaboration with the Grammywinning band OK Go. Playing with multiple perspectives, gravity, and dimensionality, the piece changes the way we look at dance through a kaleidoscopic view of human connection. RUSHES (2007) “Rushes” is the first of Pilobolus' International Collaborators Project, resulting from a mix of movement languages born out of a series of conversations and a laboratory workshop. Co-Artistic Director Robby Barnett and world-renowned dance-theatre makers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak discover hybrid terrain in a remarkable exploration of the range and intensity of deep collaboration. The result is an isolated community of broken dreams. Jacques Tati meets Gogol in a breakthrough for Pilobolus' constantly morphing aesthetic. GNOMEN (1997) A Pilobolus classic. This quartet for men is a lyrical exploration of relationships that emerge from an unusually inventive physical vocabulary and is dedicated to the memory of Piloblus’ friend and colleague, Jim Blanc. Tickets range from $35 to $55 for the evening performances and all tickets are $35 for the Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at the Dance St. Louis box office at 3547 Olive St. in the Centene Center for Arts and Education in Grand Center, by calling 314-534-6622, or by visiting Dance St. Louis Artistic & Executive Director Michael Uthoff will host a free program, the Marjorie Orgel Speaking of Dance Series in the Touhill’s Terrace Lobby at 7:15 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. performances and at 1:15 p.m. prior to the Saturday 2 p.m. performance. Pilobolus is presented as part of the 2012/2013 Dance St. Louis season. For more information about other Dance St. Louis performances, visit

Celtic Thunder returns to The Fox in November In response to their seventh incredibly successful Public Television special-VOYAGE - the world-renowned musical ensemble Celtic Thunder are back to bring their Irish charm to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix and ticket prices start at $45. This performance is being presented by The Nine Network and Fox Concerts.

VOYAGE showcases a full range of Irish and Celtic musical heritage. The tour features ensemble and solo performances by Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, George Donaldson, Keith Harkin, Colm Keegan and Ryan Kelly. The audience can expect to hear a diverse selection of Irish music and song from the VOYAGE TV special along with the most fan requested songs from previous shows. These include everything from the historic tales in "Isle of

Hope/Isle of Tears" to a powerful rendition of “Dulaman,” from the rousing “Galway Girl” and Irish party song “My Irish Molly-O” to the love song “Maid of Culmore.” Fans will also clap along to beloved classics such as the Garth Brook hit “Friends In Low Places” and the Irish favorite “Seven Drunken Nights.” Of their live performances, The Pittsburgh Tribune recently stated that Celtic Thunder’s concerts are

full of “musical drama and power” and “the singers stir pride and emotion from their listeners, but do it with such a current sound, the shows never lose their energy.” Surpassing sales of well over one million units, Celtic Thunder was hailed as BILLBOARD’s Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2011, as they had Celtic Thunder have appeared on multiple national TV programs including

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The Today Show, CBS Early Show’s Saturday Second Cup Café, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, QVC, as well as numerous regional shows in major cities. Tickets for Celtic Thunder Voyage are on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office. To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at www. For more information on Celtic Thunder visit, www.

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Associated Press In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Blue Man Group celebrates the launch of their latest production at their new home at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

New production will roll into the Fox on Nov. 20 By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


hey’re bald, they’re blue and they’re coming to St. Louis this November. Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever theatrical touring production of Blue Man Group appearing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Nov. 20 through Dec. 2.

For more than 20 years, Blue Man Group has been enthralling audiences with its multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a paint-splattered journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band playing haunting tribal rhythms accompanies the Blue Men and helps drive the show to its climax. The Blue Man Group theatrical tour is presented by NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions. The show features brand-new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. The new sound, set, and video design center around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and highresolution screen to create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. "In order to create a touring version of our theatrical production, we knew we had a creative challenge to tackle,” said Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton in a news release. “We needed to find a way to transform theatres of all shapes and sizes into spaces in which the Blue Man can intimately connect with the audience, where the audience can become engaged with the spirit of the show and the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and hopefully we will accomplish our goal, which is always to help audience members reconnect with their own sense


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of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives." Blue Man Chris Smith said the show’s ability to break down that invisible “fourth wall” in the theater and connect with the audience members in a very personal way is a big part of its appeal. “This show is very much present in the theater happening right there live, and the people up on stage are in the crowd with you looking right into your eyes, pulling you up on stage. That’s my favorite part about it is that you share this connection with the audience unlike any other show that I’ve been a part of,” said Smith in a telephone interview from Cincinnati, Ohio. Smith, who is a 2007 graduate of the University of California Los Angeles’ theater program, said he got the job as a Blue Man (How much fun would it be to put that on your resume!) in April, 2011, after attending an open audition in Los Angeles. His experience as a professional juggler and as a physical actor with Cirque du Soleil helped land him the role. He has also written and directed two feature films, as well as co-created, directed and starred in the hit Hulu web series “Dorm Life.” So, is it hard to keep a straight face when you’re having so much fun banging on drums, splashing paint around and playing with the audience? “I’m always the first of my friends to crack back in L.A.,” he said laughing. Despite all the fun, being a Blue Man is serious business. It is up to each of the three Blue Men to come up with a story going on in their mind that’s personal to them during the performance. “What looks funny to an audience member might not be funny to a Blue Man because the Blue Man is being genuine and just trying to figure it all out,” said Smith. He said his own process for getting into character for a show involves opening

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himself up to being silly and setting his inner child free. “It’s unique for each guy. For me personally, I think it’s really opening out the inner child. It’s really creating an environment for myself where I feel free and creative mentally beforehand,” said Smith. Of course, it isn’t all fun and games all the time. Smith said painting himself blue night after night can be a challenge on his skin. He said it takes around 30 minutes to apply with the help of a make up artist and 20 minutes to wash off. Nevertheless, it’s a small price to pay for being part of such a unique and creative show. Smith said the company brings in actors with a wide range of skills and experiences to become Blue Men and encourages them to pursue those other talents. “They really embrace all of our different creative interests,” said Smith. Blue Man Group ( is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across four continents, permanent live performance installations in seven cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the U.S.A. and Canada, as well as a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic. Performances of Blue Man Group run from Nov. 20 through Dec. 2. Performance times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. There is a matinee Thursday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. There is no performance on Thanksgiving. To purchase tickets, visit, call 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $15. Prices are subject to change; refer to for current pricing. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more by calling 314-535-2900. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located in Grand Center at 527 N. Grand Blvd.

The Arts Artistic adventures Sheldon to feature Hirschfeld The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis announces a major retrospective exhibition of the work of St. Louis-born artist Al Hirschfeld from Sept. 7 through Jan. 5 as part of The Sheldon’s 100th anniversary celebration. Accompanying program: In Con v e r s a t i o n : Da v i d L e o p o l d and Louise Hirschfeld, Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m., admission free. David Leopold, Archivist, Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and curator of the exhibition Al Hirschfeld’s Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook will share stories and with Al Hirschfeld’s wife and historian Louise Hirschfeld, illuminating the life and career of the illustrious artist. The exhibition is made possible by Mary Strauss and Terry Schnuck.  A l H i r s c h f e l d ’ s J a z z a n d Broadway Scrapbook, the first major retrospective of the artist to be mounted in his hometown, will feature more than 100 original drawings, paintings, prints, collages, posters and e p h e m e r a f ro m h i s l o n g a n d important career, and reveals a heretofore unexplored, lifelong fascination with jazz.  In addition to his artwork, the installation will feature his specially- made stereo system, his extensive jazz record collection, and African drums and Balinese shadow puppets from his home.  B o r n i n 1 9 0 3 , H i r s c h f e l d attended Clark Public School in St. Louis.  His art teacher encouraged the family to move to New York in 1914 and there Hirschfeld honed his skills as an artist.  Hirschfeld rose quickly to become the court portrait artist for the theatre and film worlds, including 75 years attending Broadway plays and drawing performers for The New York Times and many other publications. Hirschfeld received two lifetime achievement Tony Awards, and had a Broadway theater named in his honor on what would have been his 100th birthday in 2003. A 1996 documentary about Al Hirschfeld, The Line King, was nominated for an Academy Award.  “St. Louis is where Al was born and first contracted what he called, a ‘sickness for drawing’,” says Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, the artist’s widow and president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “We are so delighted that he is returning, in style, to his hometown.”  H i r s c h f e l d ’ s n a m e i s synonymous with Broadway t h e a t re . H i s s i g n a t u re w o r k , defined by a linear calligraphic style, is serious graphic composition, informed by a distinctly modern aesthetic, and leavened by wit. Bringing a new set of visual conventions to the task of performance portraiture when he made his debut in 1926 at the height of the Jazz Age, Hirschfeld enriched and intensified the viewing experience, communicating volumes in a single stroke. The greatest stars of screen and stage clamored to be captured by the “Line King.” The list of personalities that he has rendered is a veritable Who’s Who of Broadway theatre, Hollywood films, and jazz music: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Leonardo

DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson and Martin Scorsese are all rendered in Hirschfeld’s distinctively bold, curvy line drawings. However, Mrs. Hirschfeld notes, “Al knew that great performances don’t just happen on New York stages. He understood and appreciated the vibrant regional theaters, concert halls and dance companies that make for a rich tapestry of the performing arts in America.”  T h e e x h i b i t i o n f e a t u r e s drawings from as early as 1914 through 2002.  Beginning with a career overview, the first section of the exhibit features one of his earliest extant works, a beautiful drawing of the Clark Public school in St. Louis, as well as a rich panoply of some of his most iconic works, including portraits of Carol Channing and Laurel and Hardy.  A separate section of the exhibit focuses on his work in jazz and includes luminaries such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Mercer, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, among many others.  ”Al Hirschfeld recorded jazz like no LP, tape, compact disk, or MP3 ever has,” says curator and Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold. “Like his subjects, he improvised with pen and ink, taking basic forms and transmuting them to make an altogether

beguiling portrait of jazz.” R e p r e s e n t i n g t h e m o s t important musical and theatrical figures of the 20th century, the exhibition provides an overview of this beloved artist’s memorable career and brings this important a r t i s t “ h o m e ” i n t h e l a rg e s t Hirschfeld exhibition to date in St. Louis. The exhibition will also run concurrently with the American Arts Experience – St. Louis, which for 17 days and nights, beginning Oct. 5, will fill concert halls, museums, theaters, universities and outdoor spaces in the St. Louis area with dozens of performances and shows by renowned American artists and companies in disciplines ranging from symphonic music to jazz and singer-songwriters, theater by American playwrights and dance by American companies to major American visual artists. Visit for more information.   The exhibition will be on view through January 5, 2013.

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in Film, and The Hopeful and the Hopeless.  The series, sponsored by the Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation, is open to the public. Each screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hett on Alton St. in Lebanon, Ill. The audience is encouraged to stay afterward for an informal discussion. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone. For more information, visit, or call 618-537-6863. The series starts on Tuesday, Oct. 2 with Koyaanisqatsi (1982), a visual concert of expert photography with an environmental theme, set to the haunting music of Phillip Glass. At 7 p.m. before the film, saxophone instructor Nathan Mandel will lead a discussion about the composer. There will also be an art show in the Hett lobby. Also scheduled are: Oct. 30: Psycho (1960) is director Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful classic about a young motel proprietor dominated for too long by his mother. Rated TV-14; 109 min. Nov. 13: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is the story of a teenager from

the Mumbai slums who is suspected of cheating when he competes successfully on India’s version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Rated R; 120 min. Nov. 28: Winter’s Bone (2010) stars Jennifer Lawrence as a tough Ozark Mountain teenager trying to keep her family intact as she tracks down her drug-dealing father. Rated R; 100 min. Jan. 29, 2013: The Pianist (2002) is the story of a brilliant Polish Jewish musician’s struggle to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. Rated R; 150 min. Feb. 13, 2013: Brokeback Mountain (2005) depicts a forbidden, secretive lifelong bond between a young ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. Rated R; 134 min. March 19: The Wages of Fear (French, 1953) takes place in a South American village where men must transport nitroglycerine without the equipment to make it safe. Not rated; 131 min. April 4: The Artist (2011) is an ingenious silent film about a 1920s movie star and a young dancer set for a big break. Rated PG-13; 100 min.

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Thursday, Oct. 25 Daddy Long Legs, Loretto-Hilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through Oct. 28. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 5, 2013. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013.

in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. In the Still Epiphany, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 5, 2013. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013.

Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013.

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Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013.

Daddy Long Legs, Loretto-Hilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 2:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Annie, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 1:30 p.m. In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m.


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Wednesday, Oct. 31 Daddy Long Legs, Loretto-Hilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves,

1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through Oct. 28. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 5, 2013.

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Saturday, Oct. 27 Daddy Long Legs, Loretto-Hilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. Annie, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints

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Friday, Oct. 26 Daddy Long Legs, Loretto-Hilton Center Main Stage, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 8:00 p.m. Annie, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. In the Blood, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. ArtEast @ EAC, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through Oct. 28. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 5, 2013. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013.

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Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 7:00 p.m. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January 20, 2013. Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Noon to 8:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through Dec. 30. Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through January, 2013. Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, noon to 8:00 p.m., Runs through Jan. 5, 2013.

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Travel Quad Cities to usher in the holidays Arts Festival of Trees kicks off the season on Nov. 15 By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


he Quad Cities has a jam-packed calendar of events for the festive season making this collection of riverfront towns in northern Illinois and Iowa the perfect place to enjoy a holiday escape. Throughout the months of November and December, visitors to the area will delight in a variety of fun-filled events from shopping and holiday walks to sleigh rides, entertainment and even fireworks to ring in the Christmas season. Whether you’re sampling the area’s Swedish specialties, sipping hot cocoa from a downtown café or listening to your seasonal favorites at the annual Holiday Pops Concert, the Quad Cities promises to put you in the mood for Christmas. Located on the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities is made up of the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is easily accessible via I-55 and I-74 and is approximately a four-hour drive from the metro-east, making it just right for a quick weekend away. The Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, Nov. 17 through 25, is the kickoff to the holiday season in the Quad Cities. This spectacular nine-day family event takes place in downtown Davenport, Iowa, at the River Center, 136 E. Third St. This year’s festival is all about “Home for the Holidays.” The festival attracts more than 100,000 people to see its speciallydesigned trees ranging from 4 to 9 feet. It features both traditional and nontraditional trees, stunning designer displays, handcrafted stockings and ornaments, and a variety of miniature designs. The large train exhibit created by the engineers at KJWW Engineering is a delight as the train works its way through the snowy Austrian village. The Festival also features a gingerbread village created by both amateur and professional bakers, a special gift shop, a Treat Shoppe, a 25-foot Toy Tree, performances, appearances by Santa, and the North Pole – an expanded, over the top, children’s activity center with fun activities for the entire family. Also exclusively available only at the Festival of Trees will be an Isabel Bloom sculpture made in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day except for Sundays and Thanksgiving Day. Sunday, Nov. 18 is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day is 5 to 9 p.m. General admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; $3 children 2-10 years. Sunday, Nov. 18 is Military Day with discounted admission offered to military members (with military ID) and their immediate families. The Festival of Trees Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 17 draws over 50,000 to downtown Davenport, and it features more than 15 helium-filled, character balloons, marching bands, and participation from over 50 organizations. Other new balloons this year include: Fred Flintstone,

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Pictured above and below are two scenrs from the Arts Festival of Trees, which takes place in Davenport, Iowa. LuLu Moon, Nutcracker, Jolly Ol' St. Nick, and toy soldier. Making its world premier is Sid the Science Kid. This is the largest balloon parade in the Midwest! The parade begins at 11 a.m. and goes through the streets of downtown Davenport. For more information on the event schedule and ticket prices, contact Festival of Trees at 563-324FEST or visit their website at www. The annual Holiday Pops concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the i Wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, on the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, Ill. This electrifying holiday tradition includes the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and features special guest Mark Wood, founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra; along with the Holiday Pops Children’s Chorus, and the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church. Come early to the John Deere Commons on Nov. 17 and enjoy the free “Lighting on the Commons” ceremony from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Look at the downtown window displays; take a horse-drawn wagon ride; meet Santa and Mrs. Claus; listen to carolers and the brass quintet; warm-up with cider, hot cocoa and cookies; and take part in the

MidCoast Fine Arts children’s activities. Join in the festivities as nearly half a million lights and fireworks brighten the skies in the Commons area and along the Moline Riverfront around 6 p.m. Tickets for the Holiday Pops concert are available by calling Ticketmaster at 563-326-1111 or the i Wireless Center’s box office at 309-764-2000. For more information, contact the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association at 563-3220931 or visit their website at www. Take a look at the list below for ideas about other upcoming holiday events in the Quad Cities. They include: • Walnut Grove Christmas Walk – Sunday, Nov. 25. Enjoy the historic buildings beautifully decorated at the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy make-and-take crafts, refreshments, and much more. Admission is free. Walnut Grove in the Scott County Park in Long Grove, Iowa, was a Scott County crossroads settlement and stagecoach stop in the 1860s. For more information, call 563-328-3283 or visit

• Julmarknad – Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 2 This annual Swedish Christmas Market takes place in the historic village of Bishop Hill and is reminiscent of medieval Scandinavian markets. Seasonal Swedish folk characters roam the village and there is music and Swedish food specialties. Enjoy the Christmas Chocolate Walk at the Steeple Building. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bishop Hill is located 60 minutes south of the Quad Cities in between Cambridge and Kewanee, Ill. For more information, call 309-927-3345 or visit • Lighted Christmas Parade – Nov. 27 A Lighted Christmas Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. features lighted floats, vehicles and walking groups in Downtown East Moline, 7th to 10th St. on 15th Avenue. Watch the parade, a lighting of a special tree at the 9th Street Commons after the parade, photos with Santa, and business open houses. The Frosty’s Chili Supper starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call 309-314-3730 or visit • Christmas in the Village

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– Friday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 8 It’s a family tradition for over 25 years in the Village of East Davenport. Come and enjoy live windows, music, local artists, horsedrawn wagon rides, and of course Santa will be there from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. There will be fireworks on Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. The Village is located at Mound and 11th Street, Davenport, Iowa. For more information, call 563-323-8868 or visit www.villageofeastdavenport. com. • Holly Days – Friday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 8 Get into the holiday spirit during the Christmas Walk and enjoy living windows, music, live entertainment, refreshments, and trolley and horse drawn sleigh rides. It begins on Friday night with an Aledo Main Street Electric Parade at 5:30 p.m. Visit the park and vote for your favorite decorated tree. Enjoy the great shopping in this small-town downtown. Aledo, Ill., is located about 25 minutes south of the metro Quad Cities. For more information, call 309-582-2751 or visit www. • Lucia Nights Festival of Lights – Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 Historic Bishop Hill holds its Lucia Nights celebration around the village. Each building will have a single candle in each window and sidewalks will be illuminated by luminaries. Each business and museum will be open until 9 p.m. and will have a Lucia girl serving cookies. Activities begin on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the park Christmas tree with poetry and holiday singing. The Rusty Pickup invites you to an Old Fashioned Barn Dance on Saturday at the Colony School at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, $15 max per family. Beginners welcome. www. For more information about the Quad Cities and other holiday events, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at

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The Missouri Botanical Garden will once again host the Gardeland Express, a holiday favorite.

The Gardenland Express is about to roll through the Missouri Botanical Garden again By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Christmas is coming and so, too, is the Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Gaze in amazement as you stroll through this indoor wonderland filled with G-scale model trains and hundreds of traditional holiday plants. Now in it’s seventh year, this highly anticipated annual event opens Wednesday, Nov. 21, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Visitors will see the 5,000-squarefoot Orthwein Floral Display Hall transformed into a festive landscape, which surrounds a whimsical fairy tale cottage. The theme for this year is “Merry Botanical Traditions” and features hundreds of blooming plants, festive decorations and the ever-popular model trains chugging their way through the massive display. It is a lively atmosphere that is sure to delight children and adults alike. The six-week Gardenland Express show is painstakingly created from the ground up. Plans are designed up to a year or more in advance. In mid-October, horticulture staff and volunteers begin assembling the show. More than 40 tons of aged sawdust are brought inside the display hall to form the base of the landscape. After being nursed for months in the comfortable conditions of a heated greenhouse, colorful poinsettias finally make their holiday debut. Hot off the heels of this summer’s spectacular Chinese Lantern Festival: Art by Day,

Magic by Night, the Gardenland Express show continues that Asian influence by featuring silk pieces of Euphorbia (poinsettia), Ilex (holly), Zygocactus (Christmas cactus) and more. These larger-than-life silk works of art have been crafted by the Lantern Festival artisans

and provide a fitting end to 2012’s Year of the Dragon. Marvel at their artistry as you stroll beneath these beautiful creations while listening to traditional Christmas music. Children, adults and train enthusiasts of all ages will love watching the eight G-scale LGB

trains meander along 900 feet of elevated track, weaving under oversized toadstools, through tunnels and around flowers. This element of the show is always a big hit with visitors and adds an extra element of excitement to the holiday exhibit.

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“We are excited to present a show conveying feelings of cheer, whimsy and a playful spirit while also sharing insightful information about our favorite holiday plants.” said Pat Scace, floral display designer for the Missouri Botanical Garden, in a news release. “Seeing the Gardenland Express display has become an anticipated holiday tradition among families. Each year we create a new theme while keeping the favorites everyone looks forward to – beautiful flowers and trains in motion!” Gardenland Express is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The show closes early at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31, and is closed on December 25 (Christmas Day). Show admission is $5 per person (ages 3 and over), in addition to general Garden admission. Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. General Missouri Botanical Garden admission is $8 for adults. St. Louis city and county residents enjoy discounted general admission of $4 and free general admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842).

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Religion Learning to understand others Most all of us have dear friends who are always a part of our lives. They share our joys and help us through the hard times when we are weak and worn. I’m not sure how we’d make it without loving family and good friends. They enrich our lives and bless us just by being a part of our lives. However, if we are honest, there are other people we have met sometime in our life’s journey who have caused us heartache and distress. We may continue our association with them, but we are ‘on guard’ against further hurt. And, there are still other individuals, if you’ve lived long enough, that you’d rather avoid. A few months back as I was reading, I found myself smiling at the author’s description of someone who had joined a group to which she belonged. It was a very closeknit group of friends. Perhaps because the newcomer felt unwelcome, she came on a bit ‘strong’ in trying to make an impression. It didn’t work and

Doris Gvillo folks seemed to withdraw. When the woman who belonged to this group returned to her home, she was relating the experience to her husband. She said the new woman was loud and a little obnoxious. She was also bossy and wanted to run things. She had quite a few negative things to say until her husband asked her, “Are you inviting the newcomer to the gathering you gals are having?” Well, her answer was, “Of course not. Why would we?” Feeling quite satisfied with herself, she sat down to read her daily devotion the next morning before meeting with her friends. Imagine how she felt when she read the words attributed to Dorothy Day. They were, “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” She rethought her comments of the previous day and her decision not to include the newcomer in the

We live in a world filled with diversity. Each of us strives to hold fast to our religious and moral beliefs. That isn’t wrong, but when it means we turn our backs on others and spread bitterness and hate, we are surely not spreading God’s love. I wish I could answer some of the problems of our very fractured and dangerous world. I can’t. I can’t even explain the hate that splits families and other groups. As I read that devotional a few months back, I marked it because I wanted to go back and read it again and ponder what it said to me as an individual. I think the prayer at the close of the article best sums it up. By the way it was in my yearly Guidepost book and written by the noted author Debbie Macomber. She concluded by saying “Father, thank you for ever person you send my way, even the prickly ones.”

upcoming get together. I don’t know about you. But I have to admit I have been at a place when someone seems a bit too loud and downright ‘bossy’ and I find myself withdrawing. My thought is “I think I can do without getting too friendly with this individual.” We all know better but sometimes we fail in living what we profess to believe. Sometimes, if we but reach out to another we feel a bit hesitant about, we find that we just might have a great deal in common. It is for sure, we can’t judge by looking for most of us have found that the outside of an individual can be deceiving. We’ve probably all said, “Actions speak louder than words” and that is true. But it is equally true that we can’t judge by outward appearance nor does a first meeting really convey the true personality of an individual. I know that we won’t be great friends with everyone we work with, meet, go to school with, and

even attend church with. But I am certain that if we put a little bit of effort into a relationship, we can look on others with more understanding…more as God does. God loves each of us in spite of our mistakes, our sometimes egoism, our judgmental attitudes, and so many ‘oops’ moments in our lives. Doesn’t it therefore follow that we would try to be more accepting of those with different viewpoints? At this time, I am so tired of the political ads. I know my personal opinion and I know that among my friends there are those who think in a totally different manner. Does that mean I don’t value their friendship? Of course not. In reality, life would be quite boring if we were all the same. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t approve of some of the vices quite rampant in our society. But I do believe we can abhor the vice, but still care for the individual and perhaps our care and concern can be a help to them.

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

Square, praised the initiative, saying “I think it will bring a lot of audience into what the pope is saying.”

But members began leaving in 2007 because of financial accountability concerns. Last year, the church was foreclosed upon after its lender alleged it owed more than $14 million in mortgage payments

and other costs. Johnston doesn’t appear to be leaving the ministry. In recent months, he’s been a guest on the religious television program “100 Huntley Street.”

Religion briefs Thousands march to mark killing of Egyptian Coptic protesters, demand trial of ex-army rulers CAIRO (AP) — Several thousand Egyptians marched for miles through Cairo on Tuesday, marking the year anniversary of a military crackdown on Christian protesters that killed 26 people and demanding retribution against army leaders they hold responsible for the deaths. Muslim clerics, Christian priests, activists and liberal former lawmakers joined the procession, filling large boulevards to memorialize the “Maspero massacre,” referring to the name of the state TV building overlooking the Nile River where the violence took place a year ago. The protest last year was led by hundreds of Christians angered over a string of attacks on churches and denouncing the military — which ruled the country at the time — for failing to protect them. Soldiers attacked the crowd, with military vehicles running over some protesters, while others were killed by gunshots. Almost all the dead were Christians. For many in Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, the violence

marked a turning point, ending their faith that the state would protect them in the face of increasingly a s s e r t i v e I s l a m i c h a rd l i n e r s . Christian worries have only grown since Islamist Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, came to power in late June, ending military rule.

Pope prays in Arabic, for Arabs in new outreach for Mideast Christians during general audience VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has delivered a prayer in Arabic during his weekly general audience in a new effort by the Vatican to show support for Christians in the Middle East. A priest read a summary of the pope’s remarks on Wednesday in Arabic. The pope then delivered his own brief greeting in Arabic: “The pope prays for all the Arabicspeaking people. God bless you all.” The Vatican said it was adding Arabic to the six other languages, aside from the original Italian, typically spoken during the general audience, to remind Catholics to pray for peace in the Middle East. Khalid Hussain, a Pakistani-born Muslim tourist visiting St. Peter ’s

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 28th Serving 12(Noon) - 6 PM ADULTS AND CARRY OUT $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00

Liver, Pork, Blood Sausage, Ribs & Backbones. Sold At Worden Food Market, Friday 8am - 5pm & Sat. 8am - Noon. Fresh Homemade Sausage For Sale At Parish Hall, Sunday, Beginning At Noon.


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Suburban Kansas City church started by former pastor of financially troubled megachurch folds OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The suburban Kansas City church that a pastor started after losing his megachurch to foreclosure has folded. The Kansas City Star reports that the Rev. Jerry Johnston’s New Day Church Kansas City held its last service Sept. 30. The church met in Olathe schools after last year ’s closure of the First Family Church in Overland Park. The megachurch once was described as among the fasting-growing in the country.

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Show Your Support of our Troops! The Edwardsville Intelligencer will publish a special feature page honoring our troops on Saturday, November 10, 2012. We are accepting photos for publication and would like to honor both past and present service men and women for their sacrifices in defense of our country. THERE IS NO CHARGE. Here’s all you have to do: Send photo along with the completed form below to: The Edwardsville Intelligencer Attention: Lisa Sullivan 117 North Second Street Edwardsville, IL 62025 or email photo and information to:

Saturday, November 3rd 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Advance Tickets $7.50 for Adults $3.50 for Children (5-12 yrs) Children under 5 are FREE Chicken and Dumplings with Green Beans, Slaw, Applesauce and Dessert

Name: Branch of Service: Years of Service: Hometown: Brief paragraph honoring your veteran (In Memory of, We are so Proud, etc.)

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A Country Market with many baked goods, fall crafts and Christmas items Available

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First Presbyterian Church 237 N. Kansas Edwardsville, IL

Located 1 Block North of Post Office Early Worship: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Child/Youth Choir: 10:15 a.m. Late Worship w/Chancel Choir: 10:45 a.m. For Music and Other Activities

MOUNT JOY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF EDWARDSVILLE 327 Olive Street • Edw, IL 656-0845 Steve Jackson, Pastor

407 Edwardsville Rd. (Rt. 162) Troy, IL 62294 667-6241 Dennis D. Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wed. Early Morning Prayer: 5:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.




Center Grove Presbyterian

Summit at School Street Glen Carbon, IL 288-5620 Rev. Tony Clavier

6279 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville Phone: 656-9485 Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m. Wed. Eve. Bible Study/Prayer, Choir Children & Youth Ministries

St. Thomas Child Care Center Now enrolling infants through Pre-K Call 288-5697

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

"Here Comes the Boom"

This comedy starring Kevin James as a tubby science teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts sensation is every bit as ridiculous as it looks. That's not such a bad thing for the movie, whose makers embrace the fact that they're essentially doing a live-action cartoon. Cowriter James and director Frank Coraci assemble a likable gang of oddballs that make it kind of work. Everyone surrounding James is so disarmingly incredulous yet perversely enthusiastic about his MMA foray that they disarm the audience to the outrageousness of this guy getting into the cage against ferocious brutes and coming back out with his teeth and vital organs intact. The real flaws are the stabs at genuine moments — the inspirational classroom hijinks, the simple-headed critiques of the shortcomings of public schools, the humdrum romancing as James slowly wins the heart of Salma Hayek (yeah, like that's going to happen). Coraci lets all of that stuffing linger and wander too loosely. There are decent gags and laughs, but in between, it's "here comes the boor" — James acting the buffoon to little effect for much of the movie. He's helped by the amiable supporting cast, especially Henry Winkler as the music teacher faced with budget cuts that propel James onto the fighting circuit to raise cash and former UFC champ Bas Rutten as James' trainer, who steals scenes with his lowbrow, bear-hugging charm. RATED: PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language. RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

"Seven Psychopaths"

In his second movie, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has mangled together a comic, self-aware re v e n g e f l i c k t h a t ' s h a l f G u y R i t c h i e , h a l f C h a r l i e Kaufm a n . I t ' s m a n i c a n d m e s s y, a n d M c D o nagh — whose previous film was the delightfully grim, more centered "In Bruges" — doesn't yet have the visual command for a sprawling, madcap tale as this. But it's also filled with deranged wit and unpredictable genre deconstruction that make it, if not quite a success, a fascinating mutt of a movie. Colin Farrell plays Marty, a hard-drinking screenwriter in Los Angeles and a clear stand-in for McDonagh. He has his movie title — "Seven Psychopaths" — but little else. He gets sucked into the hijinks of his friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), whose dog-napping scheme turns bloody when Billy and his friend Hans (Christopher Walken) swipe the Shih Tzu of a pooch-loving gangster (Woody Harrelson). The cast, which also includes a bunny-cradling Tom Waits, is great, but Rockwell — enthusiastic and deranged — is exceptional. In the film's meta narrative, he's a kind of stand-in for movies, themselves: violent, funny, crazy and irresistible. When the action decamps to the desert, the film finds its footing. The writer-director is best in such Beckett-like limbos, heavy with Catholic guilt — an enthralling talent even when obscured by all the selfaware playfulness here. After breaking apart the crime film, he puts it back together again for a conclusion worthy of the genre. And in the end, the movies — in all


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their insanity — win. R AT E D : R f o r s t r o n g v i o l e n c e , b l o o d y i m a g e s , pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


The title refers not so much to the nearly perpetual state of inebriation that a young husband and wife put themselves in but rather to the way the wife finds her existence truly shattered when she tries to get sober. Staying at least slightly drunk all the time is easy, as Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character knows well. It's a blissfully ignorant existence, one big party. But once you stop drinking, the reality you've shoved aside returns with a vengeance. This battle with the bottle (and with bottled-up demons) is a frequent film topic, and "Smashed" deserves some credit for mostly avoiding the sort of histrionics that can be staples of the genre. Instead, director James Ponsoldt's film, from a script he co-wrote with Susan Burke, is understated to a fault. The bottom isn't low enough, the struggle isn't difficult enough, and the characters (especially the supporting ones) don't feel developed enough to provide necessary context for our heroine's journey. "Smashed" is the rare movie that feels too short, too thin and it ends on an unsatisfying and rather unconvincing note, despite some recognizable, raw moments that preceded it. But Winstead ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," ''Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") gets to show the full range of her abilities in her heaviest dramatic role yet as a first-grade teacher who finds her marriage and her work in jeopardy when she tries to stop drinking. Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" does the best he can with an underwritten role as her hard-partying husband. RATED: R for alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use. RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“Alex Cross”

James Patterson titled his 12th Alex Cross crime novel simply “Cross.” The filmmakers who adapted it expanded the title to “Alex Cross.” They might as well have gone for broke and called it “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Stab at Expanding Her-His Hollywood Marketability as James Patterson’s Alex Cross.” Perry’s name will draw his fans in. Patterson’s name will draw his fans in. There’s no trace of Madea in director Rob Cohen’s adaptation, yet the spirit of the sassy grandma inevitably hangs over the project for viewers curious to see Perry playing it straight and dramatic. Alex Cross the man and “Alex Cross” the movie wind up suffering for it. It’s perfectly reasonable for Perry to try to broaden his enormous popularity beyond the Madea lineage in his own raucous portraits of family life. It’s also perfectly reasonable to say that casting Perry as Cross was a bad idea, though it’s not necessarily the worst in a movie built on bad ideas. Perry looks the part of Patterson’s big, athletic hero, but he’s low-key-bordering-on-sleepwalker dull, and the standard-issue cop-vs.-serial-killer story presents Cross as more of a dopey psycho-babbler than a guy whose

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incisive mind cuts right to the heart of the case. With Edward Burns, Matthew Fox and Cicely Tyson. RATED: PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity. RUNNING TIME: 102 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Nobody Walks”

Artfully constructed but hollow at its core, “Nobody Walks” makes it impossible to stop watching while simultaneously making it impossible to care about what’s happening. It’s a frustrating little paradox. This languid slice of Los Angeles life features an appealing cast of actors playing characters who are all surface and impulse — someone is constantly coming onto someone else — but their actions seem to carry low stakes. It’s a sensory experience, featuring an intriguing use of sound design, but any tension that arises ultimately feels like it’s in the service of nothing. This is especially true of its central character, who is also its biggest weakness. Olivia Thirlby stars as Martine, a 23-year-old experimental filmmaker visiting from New York to finish a project for a gallery installation. That the young woman who’s the catalyst for the movie’s domestic upheaval is such an enigma is baffling, given that “Nobody Walks” comes from two young women who’ve established voices of their own: director Ry Russo-Young and her co-writer, the acclaimed “Girls” creator Lena Dunham. John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt co-star as the married couple who host her. RATED: R for sexuality, language and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“The Sessions”

Given that it’s based on the true story of a man with polio who spends most of his time in an iron lung, this is not as painfully heavy-handed as it might sound. And given that it’s about this man’s nervous attempts to lose his virginity at age 38, it’s also not as obnoxiously wacky as it might sound. Instead, “The Sessions” occupies a safe gray area in the middle. It has some difficult and heartfelt performances and moments of uncomfortable honesty, but ultimately writer-director Ben Lewin’s film feels too slight, too pat, and too wildly overhyped out of its festival showings. Still, the hugely versatile John Hawkes gives a funny, impressive performance which must have been a massive physical challenge: He acts almost entirely with his face and voice, while frequently having to keep his torso still in a contorted posture. Hawkes stars as Mark O’Brien, the poet and journalist whose 1990 article, “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate,” inspired the script. Lewin — who also contracted polio as a child — delicately, helpfully lays out the details of Mark’s daily existence, including the fact that he can breathe on his own for a few hours at a time and that, while he can’t move anything from the neck down, he can feel sensation. Hence, his interest in visiting a sex therapist, played with decency (and a great deal of nudity) by Helen Hunt. RATED: R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue. RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.


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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Hannah, left, and Octavia Spencer as Jenny in a scene from "Smashed."

"Smashed" skims surface of addiction By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press The title “Smashed” refers not so much to the nearly perpetual state of inebriation that a young husband and wife put themselves in but rather to the way the wife finds her existence truly shattered when she tries to get sober. Staying at least slightly drunk all the time is easy, as Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character knows well. It’s a blissfully ignorant existence, one big party. But once you stop drinking, the reality you’ve shoved aside returns with a vengeance. This battle with the bottle (and with bottled-up demons) is a frequent film topic, and “Smashed” deserves some credit for mostly avoiding the

sort of histrionics that can be staples of the genre. Instead, director James Ponsoldt’s film, from a script he co-wrote with Susan Burke, is understated to a fault. The bottom isn’t low enough, the struggle isn’t difficult enough, and the characters (especially the supporting ones) don’t feel developed enough to provide necessary context for our heroine’s journey. “Smashed” is the rare movie that feels too short, too thin and it ends on an unsatisfying and rather unconvincing note, despite some recognizable, raw moments that preceded it. Winstead (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) gets to show the full range of her abilities, though, in her heaviest dramatic role yet. She stars as Kate Hannah, a first-grade teacher living in

the culturally mixed, hipsterish Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park with her slacker writer husband, Charlie (Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad”). When we first see her, she’s waking up to her daily hangover, the edge of which she takes off with a beer in the shower. These first scenes are an early indication of the kind of roving, hand-held camerawork that will pervade throughout, a needless means of further magnifying an obvious sense of instability. Still a mess while teaching class — but functioning charismatically from her buzz — Kate suddenly vomits in front of her astonished students and tells a hasty lie to cover it up. Her nerdy, nosy principal (Megan Mullally) feels sympathy for her but the vice principal, Dave (Nick Offerman), recognizes in Kate the traits of

a fellow alcoholic. Nine years sober now, Dave takes Kate under his wing and invites her to the low-key AA meeting he attends. There, she meets the warmly funny woman (Octavia Spencer) who will become her sponsor. And voila! Kate stops drinking. No withdrawal, no depression. Well, she has one slip, but the next time we see her after that, she’s receiving her one-year cake to celebrate her sobriety and pondering the quiet, dry life that (hopefully) awaits her. The obligatory rift develops with her still-raging husband; they fell in love getting hammered together, how could they possibly survive as a couple if only one of them is still drinking? Paul does what he can with an underwritten role.

"Argo" a taught, edgy thriller By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge I'm sure that I can make a claim that no one else I know can make. Yesterday, I watched an Alan Arkin double feature. Don't misunderstand me; I'm a fan of the Oscar winner. He just isn't the most common name when it comes to current releases and quick fix resume work. In fact, the coincidence that Netflix finally rolled out to me 1970's "Catch-22," in which Arkin plays the tragicomic Captain John Yossarian, on the same day I chose to screen and review Argo is a little startling. (In an even more bizarre twist, Catch-22 was also the correct response to the Final Jeopardy! clue that same day. Whoa there, Alex Trebek!). Still, I don't mind. "The Russians are Coming,

The Russians are Coming" and "Little Miss Sunshine" were great pictures that Arkin made better. The same can be said for "Argo," a superb thriller that co-stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman. It's also getting the right kind of attention as awards season gets underway. I have to momentarily shift gears away from Alan Arkin because this is Ben Affleck's movie all the way. The A-lister produced the movie with George Clooney and directs himself in the lead role. It's a testament to his true talent that Mr. Affleck has quite an eye for development. He may have first come onto our radar as an Oscar-winning screenwriter (remember him and Matt Damon bouncing around the stage when Good Will Hunting won the 1997

Academy Award?), but his best work has been as the director. The first two features he helmed were Gone Baby, Gone and The Town. His role is Tony Mendez, a real life CIA operative specializing in "exfiltration", who was charged w i t h re s c u i n g s i x A m e r i c a n s separated from the U.S. embassy during its overtaking by Iranian extremists in Tehran in 1979. The Iran Hostage Crisis, as it is known by history, stemmed from President Carter's support of the Shah, even as he was dying from cancer, and the pertinent history to set up this movie is given in quick, pleasant voiceover narration during the opening sequence. Carter himself can be heard in an interview played over the closing credits. When the violent demonstrations outside the gates became too much

to take, six embassy workers, including two couples, left out a back door and escaped to the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber) where they were in hiding for months before Tony's daring rescue attempt. The six are played by Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Christopher Denham, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishe, and Rory Cochrane. The best part of the operation is how flagrant it really was, throwing a tall tale in the face of Customs, the airlines, and the Revolutionary Guard. Tony's plan is to use the assistance of Hollywood makeup legend John Chambers (Goodman) and a midlevel movie producer (Arkin) to run a short-term long con on Iran, fooling everyone involved into thinking that the "houseguests" are actually a Canadian film crew

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on a location scout for their sci-fi fantasy adventure, the titular Argo, which needs the exotic desert locations of Persia for its attempt to become "the next Star Wars." Cranston portrays Jack O'Donnell, To n y ' s s u p e r v i s o r w i t h i n t h e agency and the only man that thinks this ruse might actually work. The taut, edgy thriller is a very stripped-down attempt at moviemaking and I credit excellent casting as the reason why it is so utterly memorable. Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, and Zeljko Ivanek have small parts and a cameo by an uncredited Philip Baker Hall is a gem. "Argo" runs 132 minutes and is rated R for language and some violent images. I give this film three and a half stars out of four.

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Dining Delights Halloween treats for children and adults By ALISON LADMAN For The Associated Press Party food is supposed to be easy. You are, after all, having a party to have a good time, right? That’s why we assembled these easy Halloween party dishes. Not only are they simple to assemble, they also require little planning and help keep the mood light and festive. We started off with the dip. It’s nice if not everything on Halloween revolves around sugar. Equally at home with a platter of vegetables or chips and pretzels, this avocado and cream cheese-based dip will appeal to kids and adults. Plus, Halloween is one of the few times of the year where food doesn’t need to look pretty. For something bready, we went with frozen puff pastry formed into “bones.� Puff pastry is a cinch to work with. You’ll find it in the grocer ’s freezer section. Each package contains two sheets. Simply thaw according to package directions, then unfold, slice, season and bake. And feel free to play around with the spices we suggest, swapping in Italian seasoning, chili powder or even curry powder for the Old Bay seasoning. For a sweet touch, we went with pots of dirt. Or rather, peanut butter and hot fudge blended with a few other tasty ingredients to resemble dirt. CREAMY SWAMP DIP Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 16 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup chopped black olives 1/2 cup chopped Peppadew peppers 1/4 cup chopped marinated mushrooms Salt and ground black pepper In a food processor, combine the avocados, cream cheese and balsamic vinegar. Process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, then mix in the olives, Pappadews and marinated mushrooms. Season with salt and black pepper. If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap, pressing it onto the surface of the dip. Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories; 100 calories from fat (83 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (4 g saturated;0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g protein; 85 mg sodium. BAY BONES Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 12 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed Heat the oven to 400 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spritz lightly with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan with the Old Bay seasoning. On a lightly floured surface, unfold 1 sheet of the puff pastry. Very lightly moisten the surface of the pastry with water. Sprinkle half the Parmesan mixture over it. Using a pizza wheel or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/2-inch strips. One at a time, grab each strip by its ends and twist once or twice to create a spiral. Arrange the strips on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch between them.


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In this image taken on Sept. 17, 2012, a Halloween party dish, Bay Bones, is shown in Concord, N.H. Repeat the process with the second sheet of pastry and remaining Parmesan mixture. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories; 110 calories from fat (61 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (3.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4

g protein; 410 mg sodium. POTS OF MUD Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 12 1 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup hot fudge sauce 4 to 6 tablespoons half-and-half 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs Pretzels, crisp bread sticks and cookie sticks In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, hot fudge

sauce, half-and-half (more or less depending on desired consistency), a n d g r a h a m c r a c k e r c ru m b s . Spoon into small cups, such as shot glasses, and serve with pretzels, bread sticks and cookie sticks for dipping. Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories; 110 calories from fat (61 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 6 g protein; 135 mg sodium. ••• It’s not enough for Halloween drinks to be delicious. They also have to be creepy. And that’s where we drew our inspiration for these beverages — a kid-friendly, delightfully slimy grape “eyeballâ€? punch and a notso-kid-friendly murky and thick “orange hazeâ€? that blends orange liqueur, chocolate liqueur and honey. To up the creep factor of the eyeball punch, you can peel the grapes before adding them to the other ingredients. There are two ways to do this. You can freeze the grapes (wash them, then arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet keeping them apart, then freeze), then run them under warm water to loosen the skins. Alternatively, you can plunge fresh grapes first into boiling water,

then into ice water to loosen the skins. GRAPE EYEBALL PUNCH Start to finish: 2 hours (15 minutes active) Servings: 12 8 cups grape juice 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon whole cloves 1 tablespoon whole allspice Three 1-inch slices fresh ginger 3 cups green grapes, peeled or not Three 12-ounce bottles ginger beer or ale, chilled In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the grape juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and ginger. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature, at least 1 hour. Strain out and discard the seasonings, then transfer to a large pitcher or punch bowl and chill until cold. Once chilled, add the grapes and ginger beer or ale. ORANGE HAZE Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 1 3/4 ounce orange liqueur 3/4 ounce milk chocolate cream liqueur 1/2 teaspoon honey Orange zest, to garnish Pour the orange liqueur into a shot glass. Very slowly pour the chocolate liqueur down the side of the glass, then drizzle the honey over the top. Garnish with orange zest.

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Dining Delights TV helps cookbook authors cash in WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — It’s a Sunday afternoon, and David Venable is in his element: on the air, in one of the kitchens at the QVC home shopping network, chatting a mile a minute about bakeware on his popular show, “In the Kitchen with David.� As ubiquitous computer monitors track sales of the product on display, a vendor walks on with a dish, hot and steaming. “Oh, wow,� Venable says with a smile. “Is that the mac and cheese from my cookbook?� The gregarious Venable, a bear of a man at 6-foot 6 inches who’s known to break into a “happy dance� when he tastes something good — especially if it contains bacon, which he calls the “Divine Swine� — has extra reason to be smiling these days. Skilled at selling the cookbooks of other chefs, not to mention countless other products, he’s spent the last four months promoting his own cookbook, too — a collection of comfort food recipes called, naturally, “In the Kitchen with David.� If you’re not a QVC viewer, you’ve likely never heard of him, and may even scoff at the notion of cheeseburger dumplings (just what they sound like) or mac and cheese with Velveeta and bacon. Yet Venable can boast numbers absolutely nobody would scoff at: Pre-orders for the book on QVC alone have reached a whopping 245,000 copies ahead of its Tuesday launch — one of the top-selling cookbooks in the network’s history. “That’s a huge number, not just for a cookbook but even for a hot general-interest novel,� Jim Milliot, co-editorial director of Publisher’s Weekly, says of pre-orders for Venable’s book, which is published by Ballantine, an imprint of Random House Inc. To put the numbers in perspective, only a few cookbooks a year — by anyone — sell over 200,000 copies, says Ballantine’s executive editor, Pamela Cannon, “and I could count those on one hand.� She adds that when a cookbook does not come from a celebrity chef, “in today’s marketplace and economy, anything over 50,000 copies is considered a

success.� (For another bit of context, the first week of sales for J.K. Rowling’s new adult novel were at 375,000 after its first week, a figure that includes e-books and audio books, making it among the fastest selling new releases of the year — though nowhere near “Harry Potter.�) Clearly the cookbook’s early success says much about the power of QVC, where authors vie to get one of those eight-to-10 minute segments on Venable’s show, often selling thousands in one go. In the forward to Venable’s book, celebrity chef Paula Deen writes of her first appearance with Venable, in 1998: “I was so thrilled and surprised when my book sold out in mere minutes!� It’s still an open question if Venable’s book will sell outside the QVC universe, where the 47-yearold host draws a weekly viewership of some 3.5 million, according to the network. In a recent interview at QVC’s headquarters in West Chester, Pa., a sprawling complex with 58,000 square feet of studio space and 17 different sets, the host expresses confidence that it will. “I think the recipes are going to speak for themselves,� he says. “Like the mac and cheese — people are going to see it has bacon on it! And look at these pictures,� he adds, flipping through the book. “I mean, if this doesn’t make you hungry, your eyes are closed.� Spread out on a nearby table are some of Venable’s favorite dishes: his southern fried chicken; green beans with garlic and bacon; cheeseburger dumplings with steak sauce, Mom’s mayonnaise drop biscuits, and what he calls “God’s most perfect dish�: macaroni and cheese. “We tested this 11 times,� Venable notes. The dish has five types of c h e e s e : c h e d d a r, m o z z a re l l a , Monterey Jack, Parmesan, and eight ounces of cubed Velveeta. “It just didn’t taste as good without the Velveeta,� he says. It comes topped with six slices of, yes, smoky bacon. The spread raised the obvious question of fat content. Given the emphasis these days on healthier eating, with chefs like Deen

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would be sacrilege, but you could do it! But this is the kind of food you make when you long for it. I know people won’t eat this way every night.�


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Dining Delights Soda machines will display calories NEW YORK (AP) — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want to say that it’s corporate responsibility,” said Mike Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety and nutrition. Still, he noted that it was an important step forward. “Currently, people don’t think about calories when they go up to a vending machine,” he said. “Having the calories right on the button will help them make choices.” The American Beverage Association, which represents Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., said the

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theaters and stadiums. Notably, the beverage industry fought aggressively to fight the ban and hasn’t ruled out taking legal action to stop it from taking effect this spring. This November, voters in Richmond, Calif. will also decide whether to approve a pennyper-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The decision to post calorie information follows the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains and with more than 20 locations and vending operators with more than 20 machines to post calorie information. McDonald’s Corp. also announced last month that it would begin posting calorie information on its menus nationwide. Like the soda industry, the fast-food giant said it was a voluntary decision and not spurred by the pending requirement. In addition to public health concerns, soft drink makers are dealing with shifting consumer habits. Soda consumption per

person has been declining in the U.S. since 1998, according to the Beverage Digest. The decline is partly the result of the growing number of options such as flavored waters, bottled teas and sports drinks — which Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper also make. As a result, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are focusing on developing more diet drinks, as well as expanding into other drinks to reduce their reliance on sodas. There is no timetable for when all vending machines will be converted. Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper often work with third-party operators to provide drinks in vending machines; Neely said the companies will work with those outside operators to convert all machines over time. Vending machines account for about 13 percent of sales volume, a figure that has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, according to Beverage Digest. Soda consumption is often identified for playing a role in rising obesity rates, although other factors such as a lack of physical activity and overeating also contribute.

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705 24/7 recording 345-7771 2 Bdr 1 full bth above Sergeant Peppers, 220 N. Main St. All appliances incld. Avlb Nov 1st. $550/mth. 618-610-3695 Amy

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FSBO 4 Bdr 2.5 Bth home, Glen Carbon, 2 car garage, walkout. Private, peaceful & unique 2BR $115,000. Perfect for DYI, needs For Sale/Lease 1100 sq ft office apt. on 2 park-like acres. CA, some work. 120 Bayfield Drive. space. Handicap accessibility. washer/dryer, W/T/S incl. No Call 618-207-7794. Close to downtown. Great for dogs, non-smoking $625/mo. small office or business. 618plus Sec. Deposit 656-8581. 692-6110 for information.

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REFINED ELEGANCE in Stonebridge English styled cottage. Stunner, unique William Shaw design. $580,000 Edwardsville PR100609 DIANE BRANZ (618) 409-1776

PRIVATE 11 +/- ACRES w/well-built renovated home. Chef’s kitchen & great rm w/fireplace. Sun porch overlooks pond. $494,500 Edwardsville PR100611 DIANE MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 (618) 791-9298

BAR & GRILL in downtown Edw. Sold w/ inventory & trade fixtures. Fantastic business opportunity. $270,000 Edwardsville PR100612 GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323

HARDWOOD FLOORS updated kitchen w/stainless, main floor family rm w/fireplace, 2 car garage & new roof.

CUSTOM spacious ranch with 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage on approx. 1.4 acres. $247,500 Glen Carbon PR100608 SHEILA COX (618) 593-7355

$215,000 Edwardsville PR100603 NORMA LINCK (618) 444-8733

$165,000 Glen Carbon PR100604 NORMA LINCK (618) 444-8733

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ALMOST 1 ACRE LOT for Golf Course living. Minutes to shopping, schools, & downtown Edwardsville. $96,500 Edwardsville PR100605 DIANE MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 (618) 791-9298

IMMACULATE home on treed lot. Living room w/cathedral ceiling. Good interstate access.



3356 Drysdale Court, Edwardsville $549,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

7001 Monday Court, Edwardsville $539,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

7000 Monday Court, Edwardsville $500,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

3300 Drysdale Court, Edwardsville $499,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

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







7033 Augusta Drive, Glen Carbon $229,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM DEBORAH AHRENS (618) 604-4924

215 Coventry Place, Edwardsville $129,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM GEORGE KEY (618) 581-4323

IMPRESSIVE CUSTOM ON 6.74 ACRES! 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Finished walk out. Stocked pond. Beautiful views. $429,000 Dorsey PR100375

BREATHTAKING VIEW OF 9TH GREEN AT FOX CREEK GOLF COURSE! Gorgeous custom built ranch! $424,000 Edwardsville PR32516

COMFORT AND ELEGANCE in this custom designed 2 story featuring grand staircase. $409,500 Edwardsville PR100006

LOADED WITH CHARM! Updated ranch on 2+/- acres, gorgeous patio & oversized garage. $199,900 Edwardsville PR100438





UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY STYLE has wooded WO lot, spacious vaulted Great Room & remodeled kitchen. $198,500 Troy PR100409

5+ BEDROOM, 3 BATH over 4,000 sq. ft. Exceptional wooded cul-de-sac lot. $179,900 Glen Carbon PR100285

IMMACULATE update villa in Montclaire. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, main floor laundry, full basement & 2 car garage. $139,900 Edwardsville PR100486


CRAFTSMAN STYLE 2 story with walk in pantry, granite countertop, island & stainless. A must see! $289,900 Glen Carbon PR100441

SPACIOUS ranch on 2+/- acres, lake privileges, finished walk out, & 2 car garage. $179,900 Edwardsville PR100539

ALL BRICK 2 car garage, work shop, gas fireplace, newer windows. $152,500 Edwardsville PR100399

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