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Dancers 4 Cancer Helping one woman battle cancer.

4 Making a difference Trio lends talents to CASA.

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What really happened with the 3 little pigs.

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Bardem makes a great villain.

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Country Christmas Dixie Stampede set for the holidays.

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24 Apples and more Eckerts issues cookbook.

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What’s Happening Friday November 9_ _____

Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Festival of Dance, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • What the Butler Saw, SIUE • R a d i o C i t y C h r i s t m a s Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall S p e c t a c u l a r s t a r r i n g T h e Theater, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. • Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Rockettes, Peabody Opera House, Center Studio Theatre, Webster St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Jonezy, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Groves, 8:00 p.m. Doors 8:00 p.m. • Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • O ve r t h e R h i n e w / Jo e l Henderson, Old Rock House, St. • Radio City Christmas Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Spectacular starring The • MXPX, Unwritten Law w/ Rockettes, Peabody Opera House, Versus the World, FLS, Better Days, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. p.m. • Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, • Brokencyde, Nathan Ryan, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. The Bunny The Bear, Fear For Our • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/ Lives, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 The Steve Pecaro Band, Sharon p.m. Bear, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors • All Mixed Up, Fast Eddie's Bon 7:00 p.m. Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • The Life and Times w/ Story of Various Hands, Daniel Ellsworth the Sea, White Fire, The Firebird, St. & The Great Lakes, Vinyl Theft, Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 • Stephen Pearcy - The Voice of p.m. Ratt, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 • Mary Mary w/Isaac Carree p.m. & Jessica Reedy, Fox Theatre, St. • Jay N Waylon, 3:00 p.m. / All Louis, 8:00 p.m. Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's • S o m a w / G o o d T i m e s , Bon Air, Alton Wither ton, The Pachyderms, • Mom's Kitchen - A Tribute Cicero's, University City, Doors to Widespread Panic, Old Rock 8:30 p.m. House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • J a c k h a re , B l u e A g a ve , • Jon Hardy and the Public, Belleville, 9:30 p.m. Oh Sister Oh Brother, As the Crow • The Glass Menagerie, Alton Flies, Blueberry Hill, Doors 8:00 Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. p.m. • Pilobolus, Touhill Performing • Straight No Chaser, Fox

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Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • A n E ve n i n g w i t h D av i d Ramirez and Noah Gundersen w / C o d y J a m e s, C i c e ro ' s, University City, 8:00 p.m. • The Vanilla Beans, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m. • The Glass Menagerie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. • Pilobolus, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • Festival of Dance, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • What the Butler Saw, SIUE Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. • Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11_____ • Mythbusters, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. • Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The R o c ke t te s , Pe a b o d y O p e ra House, St. Louis, Noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. • Paul McCartney, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • Pentatonix w/ SJ, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Said the Whale w/ Bluefish, The Plasmids, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.

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Studios joining forces to help one young woman in her battle against leukemia

For The Edge By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge A group of young women from Bethalto are demonstrating just how powerful true friendship

Above are Ashley, Emily, Katie and Jessica at prom. Below are Ashley and her mother, Kelli. can be. They are coming together to show support for one of their own who is battling leukemia for the third time with a dance

fundraiser they’re calling “Dancers 4 Cancer,” which will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Hatheway Hall on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey. Bethalto native Ashley Brown was first diagnosed with leukemia as a 13-year-old middle school student. Following her treatment, she went into remission for four years. She discovered it had returned a second time shortly after beginning college. More chemo followed. Through it all her best friends, in addition to her family, have been there to support her day after day. Emily Hilton, 23, first met Brown when they played on a select softball team together as children. At the time, Hilton attended a Catholic grade school and said she didn’t see Brown much outside of softball practice. Then, when they began attending Trimpe Middle School together as sixth-graders, they became fast friends. “We did cheerleading together throughout middle school and high school,” said Hilton, who now lives in Dallas. Hilton said she, Brown, and their other two friends, Jessica Hinthorne and Katie LaCoax, have remained close ever since those middle school days. This past May, Brown, who is also 23, was diagnosed with leukemia a third time. “She started having really bad back pains,” said Hilton. “We all kind of worry a little bit with Ash with stuff like that just because of the past and when little things like that are wrong it’s still kind of scary.” This time, Brown received a new type of T-cell treatment over

the summer. A few weeks ago, she underwent a bone marrow transplant. She is currently recovering at Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Hilton decided she wanted to do something to help her friend and the Brown family and so she came up with the idea for the “Dancers 4 Cancer” event. She said the idea came to her one night while making the long three-hour drive to a weekend dance job she had at the time. “I basically lived at the dance studio growing up,” said Hilton, whose mother previously owned the Fitness and Fun dance studio in Bethalto for many years. “Dance has been a huge part of my life, and I know a bunch of dance studios around that area and I have a lot of dancer friends. I thought it would be a fun, cool idea to put on a dance show since that’s what I know.” Six area dance studios are taking part in the fundraiser. They are: Fitness & Fun in Bethalto, Jane Mannion’s School of Dance in Highland, Studio E Dance in Edwardsville, Belleville Elite in Belleville, Full Out Dance Studio and Gordon Cragg Studio, both in Alton. “Everyone was so excited,” said Hilton of the studios’ reaction when she proposed the idea. “All these studios are coming together for such a great cause.” Each studio will be performing a variety of competition routines from jazz and lyrical to contemporary styles. Audience members can look forward to seeing solos, trios and group performances throughout the evening. Hilton said she is thrilled

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that everyone involved in the fundraiser has been so enthusiastic. She said both Ashley and the Brown family have been through a lot over the years and are amazing people. “She’s gone through losing her hair a million times, the nausea, the vomiting, the being in and out of the hospital, the unbelievable headaches, all the medication – this girl has been through so much and is such an amazing woman and an inspiration to many people. She’s just such a strong girl,” said Hilton. “Her attitude and outlook on life make it even better to do something like this for the family because they deserve it more than anyone I know.” "It's been a big struggle, a huge battle," said Kelli Brown, Ashley's mother. "We are deeply, deeply touched by Emily getting this fundraiser together. She's been by Ashley's side, along with her other friends, since all this started. We are just so grateful and thankful to Emily for getting all this organized. We love her very much. She is like another daughter to us." Tickets for “Dancers 4 Cancer” will be available at the door. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The event will also include a 50/50 drawing and gift baskets available to purchase. All proceeds will go directly to the Brown family. For anyone unable to attend the show, a donation can be made at any US Bank facility to the Brown Family Benefit Donation Account for Ashley. Checks can be mailed to the Bethalto US Bank Facility at 1 Airport Plaza Drive, Bethalto, IL 62010.

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CASA volunteers from left are Angela Piper, and David and Vicky Valley inside Associate Judge Janet Heflin's courtroom on the second floor of the Madison County Courthouse.

Volunteers lend talents to CASA By STEVE HORRELL Of The Edge Vicky and Dave Valley retired from teaching 10 years ago. For more than three decades, Vicky had taught math at Edwardsville High School, and her husband had taught speech communication at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A few months ago they decided to see whether they could become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Madison County. “We have lots of grandkids, and retirement is wonderful, but you miss that sense of purpose and you miss that sense that you’re doing something that makes a difference,” Vicky Valley said. Recently they became Court Appointed Special Advocates for the Madison County Circuit Court. Angela Piper is also a CASA volunteer. She has a degree in psychology and has worked with juvenile delinquents. Piper was doing secretarial work at a camp in the Beartooth Mountains, near Billings, Mont., until a year ago, when she moved to Edwardsville. She recalls that about eight

Trio is looking to make a difference in county years ago she was attending church in Yellowstone County where a speaker was seeking volunteers for the CASA program there. “I thought, ‘You know, when I get through working, and I have a chance, I’m going to do this,’" she said. One of the attractions is that, compared to case workers, lawyers and judges, CASA volunteers have few restrictions on what they can say about a case. “We can give an opinion that’s more of a community opinion, because it’s a community problem,” Piper said. The CASA program began in Madison County in January. Today there 59 children in the program, and about 30 volunteers. Mechiko White, the group’s executive director, says she would like to have 75 to 100 volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer should call (618) 234-4278. “We would be assigned more cases if we had more volunteers,” White said.

Applicants must have an unconditional love for children and have a commitment to children, White said. Applicants undergo a screening first, then training. The Valleys and Piper were assigned cases in August. Vicky Valley says she has been surprised at how much investigative work has been required. Recently she and her husband spent the day bouncing between the child’s case worker, counselor, social workers, teachers, and psychologist. Eventually, they will write up a report and deliver it to Associate Judge Janet Heflin, the presiding judge for the juvenile and abused docket. Volunteers have a mandate to talk to whoever can help them determine what course of action is best for the child, Piper said. The list often includes doctors and parents as well. The effort is all with the goal of trying to return the child to their family, if possible. “That’s always the goal, unless it just can’t happen,” Piper said. “You’re basically

trying to give the most objective opinion about what’s happening with the child, and if they’re in the best placement they can be in.” The toughest part of the job, they all agree, is realizing that the children have been abused or neglected and taken from their home. It’s also troubling that they don’t know whether the right thing for the child will ever happen, or whether the players involved will ever be able to decide what the right thing is, Piper said. They all agreed that Heflin has been “extremely positive” to work with. Because the stresses are many and the compensations few, that relationship is crucial, Valley said. “We know we’re not the decision makers – and we don’t want to be the decision makers – but just to know that you’re at least being heard, that was worth it,” said Valley. “Otherwise this would not be.” The CASA program dates to 1976 when a judge in Seattle became concerned that he was having to make decisions regarding abused and neglected children without enough good information.

Emancipation Proclamation to be displayed One hundred fifty years ago, on September 22, 1862, buoyed by the recent Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln announced his intention to issue an Emancipation Proclamation, which he did on New Year’s Day 1863. To commemorate this momentous anniversary, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is putting its signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, plus two new artifacts, on display in the Museum’s Treasures Gallery now through January 21, 2013.       “Every year in our country, the legal and social equality of all races continues to come closer to our ideal,” said James M. Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Presidential Library and Museum.  “The great break with the past, the seminal event, the leap forward, began with Lincoln's pen in September 1862.  People at the time - black or white, American or European, North or South - knew this, and their experience tells us to celebrate this document and its anniversary.” The Emancipation Proclamation is one of the officially

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printed commemorative copies that Lincoln signed in full, along with Secretary of State William Seward and Lincoln’s private secretary, John G. Nicolay. The President signed the original Emancipation Proclamation in private with only a few witnesses at his side – no “photo opportunity” as we like to say today. It is fortunate that the commemorative printing was ordered, because Lincoln’s original manuscript was lost in the Chicago Fire of 1871.  The Proclamation measures approximately 27 by 20 inches.  It was most recently displayed during a five-day special viewing around his birthday in 2012, and during the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial. Next to it will be two artifacts never before displayed.  One, created in the 1870s, is a bronze statue of Lincoln breaking the shackles of a slave.  The sculptor was probably a Frenchman, Léon Falconnier.  It was inspired by a giant Washington, D.C., statue by Thomas Ball for which Frederick Douglass gave the dedication speech in 1876.  In that speech Douglass declared Lincoln “the white man’s president,” though he had earlier

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deemed him “the black man's president.” Falconnier may have wanted to capitalize on Ball's work, which, though less popular today, was commissioned and paid for by freedmen and helped solidify the image of Lincoln as the liberator of a race.  Lincoln in fact had urged freedmen to show their gratitude to God and not to him, since freedom is a human right. Visitors will be asked to give their thoughts about the sculpture as part of an “interactive experience” about this trio of historic objects. The other item on view for the first time will be an 1864 notice of a slave sale in Louisville, Kentucky.  This sale, held nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, shows that the Proclamation did not apply to the border states during the Civil War, thus keeping these slaveholding states in the Union.  For more information about programs and exhibits at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.


People People planner Junior Service Club Science Center plans annual Holiday exhibit focuses on House Tour wildlife rescues The annual Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is back. Bells will be jingling across our community as local residents ready their homes for the holidays, decking the halls in festive holiday finery. Gracious homeowners will once again open their doors for this annual tour, inviting the public to enjoy the decorations. Proceeds from this year’s house tour will go directly toward the Junior Service Club Boundless Playground Project, a unique playground in that at first glance it looks like a traditional playground, but there are subtle changes that have been made so everyone can play at his or her own highest level of ability. The date of the tour is Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person; children under 12 and pets are not permitted on the tour. Advanced tickets are available starting October 19, 2012 at local businesses and online. Visit us online at www.edglenjuniorservice.org for more information about where you can purchase tickets. Please contact Carolyn Pilla @ 618-410-7350, Tara Riggs @ 618-580-7470, or Kelli Viehl @ 636-538-0262 if you have any questions. The Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is a philanthropic, non-profit 503 1C organization comprised of women to are dedicated to making a difference in their community by enriching the lives of others. They strive to foster volunteerism by developing members’ interests and talents through a variety of service projects and fundraising by building relationships. Those interested in becoming a member of the Junior Service Club should visit the Clubs website at www. edglenjuniorservice.org.

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 and children to explore the 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 "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, the World Bird Sanctuary, Humane Society of Missouri, the Endangered Wolf Center and other animalre l a t e d g ro u p s - t o c o n d u c t 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. 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 them-saving 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 Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté 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. Mollet adds, "Born to be Wild is the perfect companion film for the Wildlife Rescue exhibition, in that

this IMAX film shows what it takes to execute these extremely difficult rescue operations, and the dedication required by the extraordinary people who raise orphaned animals, with the goal of returning them 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 slsc.org/WhatToDo/ OMNIMAXTheater/Showtimes or by calling 314.289.4424.

Globetrotters to appear in St. Louis Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment, taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, your family’s

smiles will begin before you even get to the show. Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made. Go online with your kids to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game.  Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.  Tickets, starting at $19.00, a r e o n s a l e n o w a t w w w. harlemglobetrotters.com, www. ticketmaster.com, the Scottrade Center box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.  Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters oneon-one – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos.  The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime.#  After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.  This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Big Easy Lofton and Scooter Christensen.  They will join many other fan favorites, including, 7-foot-4 Stretch Middleton and female star TNT Maddox.

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People People planner Butterfly House to host Winter Jewels celebration Escape the cold weather and surround yourself with the colors of the season during the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s Winter Jewels celebration. Enjoy the warm temperatures in the conservatory and marvel at the majestic Ruby Lacewing and Emerald Peacock butterflies. Throughout the holiday season, more than 1000 of these jewelcolored butterflies will flood the conservatory which will be full of white flowers and red and green tropical foliage for a winter-like scene. Bring along your hand-held camera to capture your family’s perfect holiday photo. (Please, no tripods, monopods or external flash equipment.) Winter Jewels will be celebrated daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Nov. 23-Dec. 31 and is included with Butterfly House admission. Children can enjoy butterfly and winter-themed crafts on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Lopata Learning Lab to create a seasonal gift for someone special. The Madame Butterfly Gift Shop will be open for visitors to shop for unique holiday presents, including butterfly-inspired home accents, toys, books and other souvenirs for all ages. A “Black Friday” sale will be held on Nov. 23 with specials on toys, children’s activities, holiday items and unique jewelry pieces. Jewel-toned butterflies aren’t the only special guest this season; Santa will stop by the Butterfly House for Supper with Santa in December. Supper with Santa will be held on Dec, 2, 9 and 16 from 4:30-7 p.m. Admission is $18 for children and $15 for adults. Garden members are $13 and garden member’s children are $16. The price includes a buffet dinner from The Old Spaghetti Factory, hot cocoa and cookies, pictures with Santa, face painting, ornament and craft making, carolers, stories and night walks through the conservatory. Guests will receive a commemorative bookmark after posing in the Fun Photo Events photo booth. Advanced registration is required via www.butterflyhouse. org or 636-530-0076. The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information, visit www. butterflyhouse.org or call (636) 5300076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ thebutterflyhouse. The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Lincoln Museum to host Santa Claus exhibit Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And you can learn how he

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has been portrayed through the ages in a new exhibit that opened Friday, November 2, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid admission is required to see the exhibit in the Museum’s “Ghosts of the Library” queue area, and it will run through January 2, 2013. The exhibit will consist of 13 Santa Claus figures of various sizes from around the world depicting him from the 18th century to the American Depression Era, including the famous Soda Pop Santa Claus upon which most modern depictions of St. Nick are based. The Santa figures of various sizes are being loaned from the collection of John D. and Joyce Bender Shmale. Meanwhile, an essay contest for students in grades 5 – 12 with the theme “If I Were Santa Claus” continues through November 9, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Figures representing St. Nicholas and Black Peter will be part of the exhibit. In 245 A.D. a man named Nicholas was born to wealthy parents in what is now Turkey. He distributed his wealth to the needy and because of his good deeds Nicholas was given sainthood. In his honor, twelfth century French nuns began making annual nighttime visits to poor families, leaving gifts of fruit and nuts on December 5 – St. Nicholas Eve. In some lore, St. Nicholas was accompanied by a devilish servant named Black Peter who punished naughty children but was forced to reward the good. Though the story of St. Nicholas was well known

during the twelfth century, his image varied a great deal among European and Asian cultures and these will be represented in the exhibit. Typically he was shown as travelling on foot from house to house with gifts on his back, sometimes in the company of gnomes. During the Middle Ages, St. Nicholas was depicted with a dark beard. After the 1300s the Medieval Santa began to be portrayed with a white beard. The Mongolian Santa may have g ro w n o u t o f a c o m b i n a t i o n of the Mongolian celebration of Herdsman’s Day, which held some similarities to modern Christmas, and the Christian ideals introduced to Asia by Marco Polo during his travels. The Christkindt, or Christ Child, was influenced by the Reformation of the 1500s. In an effort to break with the Catholic tradition of St. Nicholas, Martin Luther urged that the Christ Child should instead be the bearer of gifts. Christkindt later became Kris Kringle of the Pennsylvania Dutch custom. Assuming the appearance of St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle is still popular today, and a Kringle figure will be part of the exhibit. Additional European depictions of Santa will be represented. Der Belsnickel, of German lore, was often represented as wearing a mask and bearing both gifts for the good children, and a bundle of switches to scare the bad. The Star Man or Swiety Nikotaj of Polish tradition is a more spiritual version of Santa Claus. He travels to the homes of children and quizzes

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them on their religious knowledge before handing out gifts. Father Ice, or Dedt Moroz of ancient Russian origin, rewards kind children with gifts and punishes the misbehaved by turning them to ice. His long white beard and sleigh led to his association with Christmas. I n 1 8 2 2 C l e m e n t M o o re , a theology professor and an expert in European folklore, wrote a poem for his children that included a description of St. Nicholas as a furdressed elf riding across rooftops in a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer. An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas was published in 1823 and became a worldwide success known today as Twas t h e N i g h t B e f o re C h r i s t m a s . Influenced by Moore’s poem, 1860s cartoonist Thomas Nast drew several versions of Santa featured in the national newspaper Harper’s Weekly. Nast strongly supported Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and looked for an image that embodied goodness, righteousness and the spirit of giving, especially to the Union troops far from home on Christmas. These drawings have inspired the universal image Santa Claus enjoys today. A “Nast

Santa” figure may be seen in the exhibit, and a live actor portraying the Thomas Nast Santa will appear periodically in the Museum for photographs with visitors. In the 1930s, the Coca Cola Company hired illustrator Haddon Sunblum to create a Christmas advertisement for the company. Sunblum designed the Santa Claus that we recognize today – bushy white beard, rosy cheeks, red and white suit, fat and jolly, a spirit of warmth, joy, and giving. A representation of Sunblum’s creation, the Soda Pop Santa, will be easily recognizable in the exhibit. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the state's chief historical and genealogical research institution, is open free of charge on weekdays for research and seven days a week to view the popular Civil War exhibit, “Boys in Blue.” The Presidential Museum requires paid admission, and features exhibits and shows that immerse visitors in Lincoln's life and times. The Museum is open seven days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year ’s Day. For more information, visit www. presidentlincoln.org.

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People People planner Daniel Boone home hosting holiday tours Join Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center as it celebrates the holiday season with its Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour on December 7, 8, 14, and 15. The Christmas Candlelight Tour is a celebration of past Christmas traditions and life on the American frontier. The Annual Candlelight Tour will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. with the first tour starting at 6 p.m. Regular admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children (age 411), however advanced tickets are being sold now through December 3, 2012 for $13 for adults and $8 for children (age 4-11.) Children age 3 and under are free. Step back in time to the year 1820. Christmas is nearly here. The people in town are preparing for Christmas as their family traditions have taught them. Visitors to the Boone Home are able to glimpse back in time to witness Christmas as it was in the past. As they make their way through the candlelit village, they will see the traditions of different cultures and see how the special holiday was celebrated on the frontier. Artisans, musicians, and town folk populate the village singing carols and playing favorite Christmas tunes. Wassail and cookies will be served to all guests. Located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, MO, the Daniel Boone Home is the house in which the legendary explorer and frontiersman spent his final years. The four-story Georgian-style home was built overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. The adjoining village contains over a dozen other 19th century buildings from the local area and used to represent an early American frontier town. For additional information on the Annual Candlelight Tour, contact Amanda Price at APrice@ lindenwood.edu or visit our website at www.danielboonehome.com and click on the Calendar.

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: Nov. 11: 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; 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 www.mobot.org/classes. Nov. 18: 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; www.mobot.org/classes or

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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, Nov. 8 The Glass Menagerie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. F e s t i v a l o f D a n c e , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. What the Butler Saw, SIUE Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville, 7:30 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. 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.

Friday, Nov. 9 The Glass Menagerie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. Pilobolus, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. F e s t i v a l o f D a n c e , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. What the Butler Saw, SIUE Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville, 7:30 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 9:00 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 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.

Saturday, Nov. 10 The Glass Menagerie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m. Pilobolus, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. F e s t i v a l o f D a n c e , To u h i l l Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. What the Butler Saw, SIUE Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, 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, 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

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Sunday, Nov. 11 The Glass Menagerie, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 2:00 p.m. What the Butler Saw, SIUE Theater and Dance, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville, 2:00 p.m. Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton Center Studio Theatre, Webster Groves, 2:00 p.m. and 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. 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.

Monday, Nov. 12 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 Clybourne Park, Loretto-Hilton 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

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Friday, Nov. 16 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 9:00 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 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

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Presented locally by St. Louis Children’s Hospital November 8 – 17, 2012 It’s more spectacular than ever before! Featuring brand-new scenes, new sets & costumes, breathtaking special effects and an unforgettable new Rockettes finale, the legendary dance company will perform five new numbers, showcasing their signature eye-high kicks and incredible precision dance style in some of the most challenging numbers ever conceived. Beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature Rockettes number for precision performance, and “The Living Nativity,” both of which have been performed since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception, still remain a vital part of the show’s core. THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR -- Don’t miss the most spectacular Christmas ever imagined! Flashdance – The Musical January 8 -13, 2013 FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream.  The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that

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The Arts Artistic adventures COCA presents "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" COCA presents Dallas Children’s Theatre’s hip-hoppity courtroom drama "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" November 17-18 in the Founders’ Theatre. The musical begins where the well-known story leaves off – but this time, Alexander T. Wolf gets to tell his side of the story. Audience members learn a lesson about the judicial system when they are asked to provide a verdict and determine the play’s conclusion. This is the third installment of the 2012-2013 COCA Family Theatre Series. “The kids will see that things are not always what they seem, and that everyone deserves a fair chance in life -- even in 'Piggsylvania',� said director K. Doug Miller. “Young audiences will also have the opportunity to start learning about our democratic justice system." The production will take place in the Founders’ Theatre at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, University City in the Delmar Loop. Shows are Saturday, November 17 at 2:00pm and 5:00pm, and Sunday, November 18 at 1:30pm and 3:30pm Tickets are $16-$20, available at COCA, by phone at (314) 725-6555 ext. 130 or www.cocastl.org Brand new music by S-Ankh Rasa explores multiple jazz and popular music styles including two big blues numbers: “Cheeseburgers Ain’t Cute� and “Al’s Side of the Story.� COCA audiences will remember his powerful score from last season’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Set Designer Randel Wright has taken cues from Lane Smith’s illustrations, but bases most of his design on the dominance of the piggy world. Shapes of pigs and swine metaphors appear throughout the set in subtle, clever ways with a wink to the adults in the audience. Costumes by Laurie Land only hint at animal features to create a realistic piggy society, and allow for the talented cast’s characterizations to shine. The play begins outside the courthouse in ‘Piggsylvania.’ Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Fast-talking independent reporter pig, Lillian Magill, claims nobody has ever heard the Wolf’s side of the story, and she is hungry for the truth. The Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough as nails judge with a weakness for musical theater, presides over the case. A sharp, smooth-talking lawyer pig named Julia is the prosecuting attorney, and always gets her way. Al is a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He takes the stand in his own defense, but it looks as though the piggy world is against him. After all, he is a carnivore to the core, but is he also the victim of a media frame-up? "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith was published in 1989 and has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Similar to Scieskza and Smith’s Caldecott Honor book, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" turns a classic fairy tale upside down and inside out. The musical stage adaptation received its world premiere at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 2007. The COCA Family Theatre Series is a much-loved St. Louis institution, with world-class theatre, music

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The Arts And you thought you knew the 3 Little Pigs COCA will present the true story behind the fairy tale By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Everybody knows the story of The Three Little Pigs, right? Well, what if the story you think you know wasn’t really the truth at all? Find out what really happened when the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) presents Dallas Children’s Theatre’s “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!” Nov. 17 and 18 in the Founders’ Theatre. In this hip-hoppity courtroom drama, the musical begins where the well-known fairy tale leaves off – but this time, Alexander T. Wolf gets to tell his side of the story. The performance notes state: “The play begins outside the courthouse in Piggsylvania where Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Fasttalking independent reporter pig, Lillian Magill, claims nobody has ever heard the Wolf’s side of the story, and she is hungry for the truth. The Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough as nails judge with a weakness for musical theater, presides over the case. A sharp, smooth-talking lawyer pig named Julia is the prosecuting attorney, and always gets her way. Al is a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He takes the stand in his own defense, but it looks as though the piggy world is against him. After all, he is a carnivore to the core, but is he also the victim of a media frame-up?” The musical is based on the book of the same name by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. It was published in 1989 and has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Similar to Scieskza and Smith’s Caldecott Honor book, “The Stinky Cheese

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Two views of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,” “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!” turns a classic fairy tale upside down and inside out. The musical stage adaptation made its world premiere at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 2007. However, this isn’t just a fun-filled new twist on an old classic. It also teaches audience members a lesson about the judicial system when they are asked to provide a verdict and determine the play’s conclusion.

This is the third installment of the 2012-2013 COCA Family Theatre Series. “The kids will see that things are not always what they seem, and that everyone deserves a fair chance in life - even in Piggsylvania,” said director K. Doug Miller in a press release. “Young audiences will also have the opportunity to start learning about our democratic justice system." The play also features brand

new original music composed and arranged by S-Ankh Rasa, which explores multiple jazz and popular music styles including two big blues numbers: “Cheeseburgers Ain’t Cute” and “Al’s Side of the Story.” COCA audiences will remember his powerful score from last season’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” Book and lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric. Music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush. Other members of the creative

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staff include Set Designer Randel Wright, who has taken cues from Lane Smith’s illustrations, but bases most of his design on the dominance of the piggy world. Shapes of pigs and swine metaphors appear throughout the set in subtle, clever ways with a wink to the adults in the audience. Costumes by Laurie Land only hint at animal features to create a realistic piggy society, and allow for the talented cast’s characterizations to shine. The COCA Family Theater Series will present the Dallas Children’s Theater National Touring Production of “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!” on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m. at Founders’ Theatre at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., University City in the Delmar Loop. Tickets range from $16 to $20 and are available at COCA, by phone at (314) 725-6555 or www.cocastl.org. The COCA Family Theatre Series is a much-loved St. Louis institution, with world-class theatre, music and dance designed for family audiences. All performances are one hour and held in the intimate COCA’s Founders’ Theatre–where no seat is far from the stage. The COCA Family Theatre Series is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Wells Fargo Advisors is the SchoolTime Performance Presenter. Edward Jones and Mary Strauss are Supporting Sponsors. The Cheshire is the Official Hotel of the COCA Family Theatre Series. Upcoming performances include “In the Loop” (Jan. 5 and 6, 2013), Visible Fictions’ “The Mark of Zorro” (Jan. 26, 2013), Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s “Guess How Much I Love You” (Feb. 1 through 3, 2013), Tall Stories’ “The Gruffalo” (Feb. 23 and 24, 2013) and “The Passing Zone: Gravity Attacks!” (March 23 and 24, 2013). For more information about COCA, visit www.cocastl.org.

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Religion Focus on the seeds you sow, not the harvest I’m not sure where I read the following quote, I only know I wrote it on a notepad and put it here by my computer. I felt there was a message in this brief statement that would be beneficial to all of us if we’d take a moment to think about it. It is, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant”. I’ve had this by my computer for several weeks so I’ve had the opportunity to ponder it each time I reread it. Perhaps it is just me, but I’m inclined to believe that our society today values the ‘harvest’ quite a lot. It seems that when I hear a success story of an individual, it usually comes down to what they have accomplished, what they have earned, and what prestige followed their achievement. That sounds a lot to me as often being what they ‘reaped’ not what good they’ve ‘sowed’. I do look at the successful individuals in our society and realize that while some might have been born with a silver spoon in their mouth, many of them have achieved success by their own abilities and hard, hard work. And, I admire them for their effort. And it is also true that many of them are very generous and give to help others.

I think what this particular saying is asking of us is not to denigrate the hard work of successful individuals, but rather to ask if with their success also came a heart of thanksgiving, and a willingness to share with others. And, I also think with success comes the necessity of thanking God for the gifts given that allowed them to become successful in the eyes of society. There are many individuals in our world who are never given the opportunities most of us have been blessed with. People go to bed hungry, children and adults die of starvation, Aids, and illnesses because there is no assistance. In some nations, people are oppressed and often imprisoned for ideologies and beliefs. We are free to worship as we please. Here children are offered an education and opportunities to grow in knowledge that allows them to achieve goals that many parents themselves never dreamed about. But there are many, many places in our world where no educational opportunities for some of their citizens exist…where if you are born poor and needy, that is how you will end your life. We have a chance to succeed.

I only wish I knew the answer to society’s ills. I don’t. But I do believe with all my heart that the Biblical verse that says, “To whom much has been given, much will be required.” As we come to the end of a day, do we find ourselves feeling good because of what we ‘have’ or do we, at least some of the time, find ourselves rejoicing because of what we have ‘given’. And, I’m not talking only in financial ways. There are many ways of giving. There are those who volunteer at the Glen Ed Pantry and those who give items for the pantry. There are those who lead Scout troops and 4H groups. Don’t forget the many folks who volunteer for all the programs our churches provide. There is the Faith in Action organization in our community that provides assistance to those in need. Maybe it is transportation, or perhaps a brief respite for a caregiver. But it is a service that blesses the lives of others. There are the many worthwhile charities that search for cures for diseases that claimed lives and now are offering hope. It is very easy to look at all the problems that exist within our society and bemoan them. Talking about problems and solving them are not the same.

I wish I could offer solutions but I’m not wise enough for that. But I do know that focusing solely on self will not solve anything. I feel so blessed to have wonderful neighbors who make me feel secure and have helped when I have a problem. Sometimes it’s as simple as I can’t get my computer to do what I like, or I can’t get a light bulb changed. Other times it has been when I need to get to the hospital and a neighbor has taken me there. When my husband was ill and in the hospital, so many friends provided help and when death claimed him and I thought I couldn’t ‘keep on keeping on’, it was through the help of family and friends that I moved on with my life. Every act of service isn’t a monumental task. Every service isn’t provided through worthwhile organizations. Some are simple acts of kindness that make a great difference in a life. Many of us will say that we really don’t have ‘much’ to give, but is that really the truth. Perhaps we can’t give monetarily but can we give of our time. And I think we often think because we can’t ‘give’ oodles, it isn’t worth giving. There are many stories in scripture that remind us that is when we give our all, when we give with a

heart of thanksgiving, when we acknowledge all we have is from God, when we are grateful for our many blessings, then God is pleased not by the amount but by the love our gift reflects. Since I was a child, I’ve always treasured the following scripture… ”When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger, you welcomed me, and when I was naked, you gave me clothes to wear. When I was sick you took care of me and when I was in jail, you visited me….” And then comes the question….when did we do these things? And the reply, “Whenever you did it for any of my people, you did it unto me.” When the day draws to an end and you lay your tired head on your pillow, can you in all sincerity say, “Thank you God for the blessings I have reaped today, and also thank you God for the opportunities I have had to sow seeds of kindness and serve another.” If we can honestly say those words, then perhaps we have learned to judge our day not by the harvest we’ve reaped, but the seeds we’ve sown’.

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Religion briefs Church scuttles plans for new Philly-area Catholic high school, citing financial difficulties LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Roman Catholic education officials are abandoning a plan for a new high school in suburban Philadelphia. T h e a rc h d i o c e s e a n n o u n c e d Tu e s d a y t h a t i t c a n ’ t a f f o r d to build a new facility for Lansdale Catholic Regional High School. The existing school has occupied its location in Lansdale since 1960. Five years ago, officials announced a plan to construct a new building about 10 miles away. Now, the church says the 68acre parcel reserved for the p ro j e c t i n H i l l t o w n To w n s h i p will likely be sold. The archdiocese has recently sold several properties to close a budget deficit. They include a mansion known as the cardinal’s residence and a vacation home for priests at the New Jersey shore.

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“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-borderingon-sleepwalker dull, and the standard-issue cop-vs.-serialkiller story presents Cross as more of a dopey psychobabbler than a guy whose 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”

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“Cloud Atlas”

Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented here might seem profound. Anyone else in his or her right mind should recognize it for what it is: a bloated, pseudo-intellectual, self-indulgent slog through some notions that are really rather facile. Ooh, we’re all interconnected and our souls keep meeting up with each other over the centuries, regardless of race, gender or geography. We’re individual drops of water but we’re all part of the same ocean. That is deep, man. Perhaps it all worked better on the page. “Cloud Atlas” comes from the best-selling novel of the same name by David Mitchell that, in theory, might have seemed unfilmable, encompassing six stories over a span of 500 years and including some primitive dialogue in a far-away future. Sibling directors Lana and Andy Wachowski — who actually have come up with some original, provocative ideas of their own in the “Matrix” movies (well, at least the first one) — working with “Run Lola Run” director Tom Tykwer, have chopped up the various narratives and intercut between them out of order. The A-list actors who comprise the cast (including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent) play multiple parts across the various stories and in elaborate makeup that’s often laughable. But rather than serving as a satisfying, cohesive device, this strategy feels like a distracting gimmick. RATED: R for violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use. RUNNING TIME: 172 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Details”

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

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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 writerdirector 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.

Dr. Jeff Lang (Tobey Maguire) lives in a charming suburban home with his beautiful wife, Nealy (Elizabeth Banks), and their adorable, 2-year-old son. When we first see him, he’s driving home in his Toyota Prius — which has

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a campaign sticker for President Obama on it, naturally — with a large, lovely plant from Trader Joe’s in the backseat. Jeff has just resodded the backyard and the place looks terrific — until one morning when he wakes up and finds that raccoons have gutted the grass overnight. Yes, these are literal raccoons but they’re also metaphorical raccoons and sometimes, when things get especially weird, they’re imaginary raccoons. They dig up transgressions in Jeff’s life and weaknesses in his character that he’d rather suppress. Such is the obviousness of the symbolism in this black comedy that explores the ugly underbelly of seemingly idyllic domestic life. Perhaps this story from writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes sounds familiar to you with its drugs, adultery and murder. A lot of movies have upended the mythology of suburbia over the past decade or so, especially following the success of “American Beauty.” “The Details” doesn’t do much that’s new or particularly inspired to add insight to this collection, but it has some surprising moments and nuggets of clarity. Laura Linney is a hoot as the nutty next-door neighbor who threatens to blackmail Jeff over an affair he’s having ... by trying to launch an affair of her own with him. And Ray Liotta has one standout scene as the cuckolded husband who explains to Jeff in an extended monologue what it means to be a man. RATED: R for language, sexual content, some drug use and brief violence. RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“Flight”

If it weren’t so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion. Instead, Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is thrilling, engrossing and even darkly funny at times, anchored by a tremendous performance from Denzel Washington. This is one of those Washington roles, like his Oscar-winning work in “Training Day,” in which he exudes a potent mix of damage and bravado, control and danger, but he’s so charismatic even as he does bad deeds that you can’t help but root for him. Here, Zemeckis and screenwriter John Gatins have given him a meaty character and placed him in a complex situation. Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot and serious alcoholic. Major mechanical failure on a flight to Atlanta forces him to pull off a daring crash landing in the middle of a field in a breathtakingly spectacular action sequence. Afterward, he’s rightly hailed as a hero for saving so many lives. But the subsequent federal investigation also reveals his rampant substance abuse, which only fortifies his denial. Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and John Goodman all give strong supporting performances as the people around Whip who keep him functioning in various ways, while Kelly Reilly finds a jittery fragility as the junkie who moves in with him after the crash. But Zemeckis tends to lay on a heavy-handed tone that frustratingly keeps this from being a great film, which includes a distractingly Scorsese-esque, painfully literal use of rock music. RATED: R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/ nudity and an intense action sequence. RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


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This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Javier Bardem in a scene from the film "Skyfall."

Bardem gives "Skyfall" a jolt as villain By JAKE COYLE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In one long take, Javier Bardem grandly strides into the latest James Bond film. Walking slowly across a cavernous lair and toward a foreground where Daniel Craig’s 007 sits tied to a chair, Bardem — as the film’s villain, Raoul Silva — tells an ominously symbolic story about rats. Resembling something like a sinister Dick Cavett, Bardem, with wavy blond hair and a white jacket, crouches near Bond and suggestively, intimidatingly rubs his thigh. It comes as little surprise that Bardem as a Bond villain is a lot of fun. In “Skyfall,” he

provides one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films, and plays him as a distinctly more human character than the franchise has often provided — even if with a dose of flamboyance. “The key point for me was what (director Sam Mendes) told me from the very beginning: the word ‘uncomfortableness,”’ Bardem said in a recent interview. “I don’t want him to be someone that threatens somebody, that’s threatening to someone. It’s about creating a very uncomfortable situation every time he talks to somebody else.” The 43-year-old Spanish actor is already widely admired by his peers and film critics, having won an Oscar in 2007 for another interestingly coiffured villain, Anton

Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men,” and been nominated two other times: for his breakthrough performance in Julian Schnabel’s “Before Night Falls” (2000) and for his soulful, melancholy turn in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Biutiful” (2010). But “Skyfall” is Bardem’s largest film yet, the kind of blockbuster behemoth that usually gives little room for even the finest actors to flex their muscles. Yet, rather than be constrained by the Bond movie archetype, Bardem manages to put forth a performance just as nuanced as those in smaller, more deliberately arty films. “I’ve never done a movie as big as James Bond, so I didn’t how a big monster like this would affect my work on set,” says Bardem.

“It was a great gift of finding myself in a very, very creative process.” It was Craig who first reached out to Bardem while casually chatting at an event in Los Angeles. Bardem, intrigued, replied that the prospect sounded “pretty cool.” He was later convinced after reading the script and finding: “Wow. There’s a person here.” “I’m in awe of the guy,” says Craig. “He’s a passionate kind of creature where everything he does on screen is mesmerizing and electrifying. He put in levels of interest, made it real, but didn’t forget he was playing a Bond villain — which is a clever actor knowing full well he’s got to play it straight, kind of, and then remember what he’s doing.”

"Fun Size" has a heart, little else By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge There aren’t very many good Halloween movies that aren’t of the slasher persuasion, are there? "Fun Size" continues that trend p re t t y w e l l f ro m i t s o p e n i n g scenes. It kind of pretends to be a great ‘80s teen anthem like "Some Kind of Wonderful" or "The Sure Thing," but forgets that teenagers today are much more advanced and world-weary than that great generation of amazing dialogue and returning fashion would ever imagine. I almost feel sorry for the pre-teen, ‘tween, or teen that wound up watching this movie from Nickelodeon Studios and Paramount this past weekend. They were obviously killing time or unable to sneak down the hall

into "Paranormal Activity 4." The star of this movie is Victoria Justice, popular queen of Nick’s TV series “Victorious.” Her role is awkward high school student Wren who is forced to babysit her brother, Albert (Jackson Nicoll), and take him trick-or-treating on Halloween, rather than attending the boss party of the school’s most eligible bachelor (Thomas McDonnell) with her best friend, A p r i l ( J a n e L e v y, t h e s t a r o f A B C ’ s “ S u b u rg a t o r y " ) . W h a t really throws a monkey wrench into Wren and April’s plans is that they lose Albert at the start of the night and battle random coincidences and inevitable hijinks trying to find him before Wren’s mother (talk show host Chelsea Handler) gets back to the house and finds them missing.

"Adventures in Babysitting" this ain’t. When the obtuse Albert slips away from the surly bonds of his sister, he sets out on a merry adventure of snacking and pranking the way only a selfassured eight year-old can do. He dons a Spider-man costume over his pudgy frame and sets off on a sugar-fueled bender of revenge on the broken heart of his convenience store buddy, Fuzzy (Thomas Middleditch). Together, they toilet paper an apartment b u i l d i n g , s e t o ff f i re c r a c k e r s in dog poo bombs, have a runin with a scantily clad Samoan (Peter Navy Tuiasosopo) and a cage fighter, played by Johnny Knoxville in a bad wig. Wren and April are hot on his trail with the help of two lovable losers from

the smart kid population (Thomas Mann and Osric Chau) that help them involve embarrassing cruising music, the destruction of a fast food pirate chicken mascot, and an old-fashioned duel with Aaron Burr ’s musket pistol into their evening of social suicide. It’s a stretch at times to think of more offhand references that could be made in this movie, but even the randomness eventually becomes tedious. For instance, how many “sexy” Ruth Bader G i n s b u rg j o k e s i n o n e m o v i e qualify as too many? The lone outstanding fact about "Fun Size" that makes it different from other teen goofoff movies is that at the heart of the story are two kids grieving over the loss of their father and a m o t h e r w h o ’ s g o n e o ff t h e

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deep end trying to cope herself. Wren wears her dad’s jacket all over the place and Albert has gone all but mute without his prankster counterpart papa. I won’t even comment on the guy (Josh Pence) their mom has started dating since…other than to say his name is the Spellcheck unfriendly Keevin. When the family finally accepts his loss and starts caring about getting each other through the difficulty of his passing is when this movie finally shows a slight edge to the tepid, ridiculous fluff it actually is. Too little, too late, I’m sorry to say. ••• Fun Size runs 104 minutes and is rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive material, partying, and language. I give this film one star out of four.

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Pictured are two scenes from the Dixie Stampede's Christmas program.

Christmas at Dixie Stampede By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Experience the joy and excitement of the Christmas season this year at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Branson. Visitors will be amazed as the 35,000-squarefoot arena is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a blanket of fresh snow, twinkling lights, a full-scale living Nativity and capped off with a visit from Santa. Christmas at the Dixie Stampede is a nostalgic holiday experience featuring the show’s talented cast of performers and 32 magnificent horses, a stampede of buffalo, thrilling horsemanship, romance and audience participation all wrapped up in a glittering holiday package. "Christmas is my favorite time of year, full of fond family memories,” said owner, Dolly Parton, in a press release. “We celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. I can't wait for folks to experience this special holiday show - it's going to be magical." Once inside the main arena, you will enjoy a four-course yuletide feast of a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, hot homemade biscuit, and special holiday dessert. A vegetarian option is also available. The festivities get even more interesting when the elves from

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be treated to an amazing musical fantasy. “Toys Come to Life” tells the story of how the Sugar Plum Fairy magically brings all the toys in a sleepy toy shop to life in a musical celebration for the entire

family. The show is highlighted by a stunning aerial display and set to the classic music of Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker," which is sure to delight the child in every member of your family whatever their age. At the Dixie Stampede the true meaning of Christmas is brought to life in a stunning living Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus with Mary and Joseph among live donkeys and sheep while angels descend from above. Watch as the three wise men ride atop camels as they journey to Bethlehem to pay their respects to the young Jesus. Finally, no Christmas would be complete without an appearance by Santa himself in his sleigh full of presents. Christmas at Dixie Stampede runs through Dec. 31. One ticket price includes a holiday dinner and show experience. Ticket price also includes the Carriage Room opening act featuring Christmas music and family entertainment one hour prior to the main event. Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Branson, Mo. They also operate Pirates Voyage; Fun, Feast & Adventure in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information regarding show times and ticket prices, call 1-800-520-5544 or visit online at www.dixiestampede.com or www. piratesvoyage.com.


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The Australian Pink Floyd Show will bring its new performance, "Exposed in the Light," to the Fox Theatre.

By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Get ready to rock with the world’s best tribute band as The Australian Pink Floyd Show brings its all new “Exposed in the Light” Tour to St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre on Nov. 16. It’s not every day that a tribute band gets to play for its idols, but “Aussie Floyd,” as the band is affectionately known, is so good it was asked to perform at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday party. Comprised of members Steve Mac, Colin Wilson, Jason Sawford, Paul Bonney, David Domminney Fowler, Alex McNamara, Mike Kidson, Emily Lynn, and Lara Smiles, the Australian Pink Floyd Show has sold more than3 million tickets worldwide. The band was originally formed in 1988 in Adelaide when Pink Floyd-obsessed guitarist Lee Smith placed an ad in a music

store looking for members to join his band, which already included drummer Grant Ross and bassist Trevor Turton. According to AussieFloyd.com, the ad read: “Vocalist and keyboardist required for band. Professional attitude expected. We only play Pink Floyd.” Steve Mac and Jason Sawford both saw the ad and joined the band. In pursuit of a truly authentic Pink Floyd sound, they constantly referred to the original Pink Floyd albums and recordings during their practice sessions. Over the years, the band line up has changed. AussieFloyd.com states that founder Lee Smith left in 1993 and others have come and gone. However, the band’s fan base has continued to grow. Even Floyd drummer Nick Mason once described the group on BBC 5 Live as “Very good, probably better than we are.” In 1997, the band performed at London’s iconic Battersea Power State – site of the famous Pink Floyd “Animals” album cover.

The following year it also performed at the annual Glastonbury Music Festival in England. Throughout 2003-2004, the band embarked on a massive North American and European tour in honor of the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” album. The tour was a massive hit and generated rave reviews for The Australian Pink Floyd Show. And now, the band has created an even more spectacular show for its new “Exposed in the Light” Tour. New lasers, new lights, and more video effects have all been added, but as Colin Wilson recently explained, the focus is always on the classic music of Pink Floyd. “For us, of course, the music has always come first. For the new dates we’ll be putting the Pink Floyd catalogue under the spotlight, breathing life into some material that would otherwise not get heard and ensuring that our audiences are just blown away by the show. We’re really excited about this next step.” For

Pink Floyd fans, this will be an audio and visual feast. Additionally, Pink Floyd veteran Lorelei McBroom will be appearing on this tour. Her impressive credentials include touring with Pink Floyd on the “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and “Delicate Sound of Thunder” tours, appeared in the videos for “The Dogs of War,” “On The Turning Away” and the “Pink Floyd Live in Venice” TV broadcast. She also performed “The Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd; a song she will perform with TAPFS. The show is presented by Fox Concerts and The Nine Network and will take place at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix and prices start at $35. To charge by phone, call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. For more information, visit www. aussiefloyd.com.

Celtic Thunder returns to The Fabulous Fox on Nov. 8 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 in 2009 also. In addition to their impressive sales statics, their official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over twenty eight million views since its inception in 2008. Celtic Thunder’s successful

resume includes performing for President Obama at The White House’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 2009, opening New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade two consecutive years in a row (2008 & 2009), and most notably six hit Public Television specials and numerous sold out concerts all across America. Celtic Thunder have appeared on multiple national TV programs including 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.metrotix.com. For more information on Celtic Thunder please visit, www. celticthunder.com.

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Music Music calendar Thursday, Nov. 8 The 2012 RFT Best of St. Louis Party, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Regina Spektor w/ Only Son, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Wailers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Cheap Girls, The Front Bottoms, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. James McMurtry w/The Five and Dimers, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Unearth, Born of Osiris, Obey The Brave, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 5:00 p.m. Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds, Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m. Spin the Bottle, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Mark Johnson, Laurie's Place, Edwardsville, 6:30pm Celtic Thunder, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Lionize w/The Bad Mother Healers, Logos, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9 Jonezy, Plush St. Louis, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham, The Pageant, St.

Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Over the Rhine w/Joel Henderson, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. MXPX, Unwritten Law w/ Versus the World, FLS, Better Days, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Brokencyde, Nathan Ryan, The Bunny The Bear, Fear For Our Lives, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:00 p.m. All Mixed Up, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. Various Hands, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Vinyl Theft, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. M a r y M a r y w / I s a a c C a r re e & J e s s i c a R e e d y, F o x Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Soma w/GoodTimes, Witherton, The Pachyderms, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:30 p.m. Jackhare, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10 Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/ The Steve Pecaro Band, Sharon Bear, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. The Life and Times w/ Story of the Sea, White Fire, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Stephen Pearcy - The Voice of Ratt, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Jay N Waylon, 3:00 p.m. / All Mixed Up, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Mom's Kitchen - A Tribute to Widespread Panic, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Jon Hardy and the Public, Oh Sister Oh Brother, As the Crow Flies, Blueberry Hill, Doors 8:00 p.m. Straight No Chaser, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. An Evening with David Ramirez and Noah Gundersen w/Cody James, Cicero's, University City, 8:00 p.m. The Vanilla Beans, Blue Agave, Belleville, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11 Paul McCartney, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Mozart/Requiem, Powell Hall, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. Pentatonix w/ SJ, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Said the Whale w/ Bluefish, The Plasmids, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m. It Lies Within, Apparitions, Gormogon, Whitetail, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. Sable, 2:00 p.m. / Ultraviolets, 7:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton Garfunkel and Oates, Cicero's, University City, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Music Tuning in Toby Mac to host Winter Jam The groundbreaking Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for two consecutive years, revealed its blockbuster 2013 artist and city line-up during a special launch event held earlier this evening at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The tour comes to Scottrade Center, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, with the show starting at 6 p.m. Founded and hosted by Grammynominated Christian music mainstay NewSong and presented by World Vision, the Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular will be headlined by GRAMMY®-winning, multiplatinum recording artist TobyMac. The 44-city tour will also feature RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor, with a message from national speaker Nick Hall. In addition, the Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party will include performances from Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings. Kicking off its 18th year January 4 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, the tour is slated to stop at Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena; Philips Arena in Atlanta; Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena; Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena; the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee; The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri; and Charlotte, North Carolina’s Time Warner Cable Arena, among other leading venues, before concluding March 30 at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. Winter Jam admission is $10 at the door, with no ticket required. “As we prepare for Winter Jam’s 18th year, we are more passionate than ever about the ministry that drives the tour,” said Eddie Carswell, creator of Winter Jam and founding member of NewSong. “Led by TobyMac, this year’s lineup represents the diversity—and future—of Christian music. And we are thrilled that Nick Hall will be back with us to share the Gospel message, as that has always been the heart of Winter Jam.” Promoted by Premier Productions, Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular partners include the University of Mobile, Teen Missions International, Premier Christian Cruises, Xtreme Conferences, Camp Electric, Wayne E. Bailey Produce, and Texas TransEastern. At each show, World Vision will host the Hoops of Hope Youth Leader Reception, a free backstage event open to all youth pastors and leaders in attendance. Earlier this year Winter Jam shattered its own record to become the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for the second consecutive year, according to Pollstar ’s 2012 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts - Top 100 Tours. Headlined by Grammy-nominated alternative rockers Skillet, the 47-city tour saw 32 sold-out concerts and surpassed last year ’s record attendance by more than 10,000, playing to a total of nearly 535,000 people. The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, created by NewSong in 1995, has featured the genre’s biggest names— including Skillet, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Francesca Battistelli, Tenth Avenue North and Fireflight— and has introduced Christian music to new audiences across the country, while providing a powerful platform for the Gospel message. Five-time Grammy Award winner

and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac is known as one of the industry’s “most innovative and visionary artists” (Billboard). With over 11 million units in career sales, his fifth and latest solo project, EYE ON IT, entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No.1, a first for a Christian act in 15 years, while also topping the overall iTunes Chart just hours after its release. In 2012 he celebrated his eighth consecutive Grammy nomination, while his album Tonight received GRAMMY® nods for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" and "Best Contemporary Christian Song" for the RIAA Gold certified track “City On Our Knees.” Prior to kicking off Winter Jam, he headlined his own "EYE ON IT" Tour, and will also headline his Hits Deep Tour in November and December, featuring Chris August, Jamie Grace, Group1Crew, Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Britt Nicole. N e w S o n g h a s re c o rd e d 1 7 albums, garnering 20 #1 Christian radio singles and a Grammy Award nomination, in addition to being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The band’s unparalleled 30-year ministry has been highlighted by such defining songs as “The Christmas Shoes” and “Arise, My Love.” NewSong’s latest project, One True God, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart last year and features the hit single “The Same God.” The group's highly-anticipated new recording, Swallow The Ocean, is slated to bow in February. For further information on NewSong, visit www.newsongonline.com. A complete list of Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular dates and cities is available at www.jamtour.com. For further information, visit www. turningpointpr.com.

Sheldon to host Colonel Ford Colonel Ford is one of St. Louis’ most respected bands. Named by the Riverfront Times as the Best Traditional Country Band, their lonesome melodies and familiar twang bring a honky-tonk feel to their live performances. The

members of Colonel Ford are all experienced musicians and masters of their respective instruments. Gary Hunt, long-time pillar of the St. Louis music scene who has toured with several national headlining acts, trades lead guitar licks with John Horton, whose name you may recognize from several other notable bands including the Bottle Rockets, and vocals with Dade Farrar. Farrar ’s raucous, stand-up bass playing fits perfectly with the steady beat of seasoned drummer Danny Kathriner to form the group’s solid rhythm foundation. Colonel Ford also features Justin Branum on the fiddle, winner of the 2010 Grand Masters National Fiddle Contest, and Eddie Lange on the pedal steel guitar, a Nashville transplant and a former member of country great Bill Anderson’s band. The musical chemistry within the band is palpable and their diverse selection of classic country and western swing keeps things fun and lively until last call. C o l o n e l F o rd w i l l p e r f o r m Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. in The Sheldon Ballroom. Call MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or visit www.TheSheldon.org for ticket information.

Peabody to host mariachi band for the holidays The Grammy Award-Winning “Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano” band headlines the Compton Heights Band's 15th Annual Holiday Spectacular at the Peabody Opera House on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8:00PM. The exhilarating 9-piece Mariachi Los Camperos joins the dynamic 70 piece Compton Heights Band of St. Louis in a varied program of Holiday favorites, Christmas classics, and more. Mariachi Los Camperos will be featured with the Band, in tunes such as Sleigh Ride, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, and other traditional fare with flamboyant Mariachi flair. Nati Cano, born in Jalisco, Mexico, a hot bed of Mariachi, has led Los Camperos for 50 years to

numerous Grammy awards and the Smithsonian Folkway Recordings. The Compton Heights Band is famous for its summer concert series, attracting over 40,000 listeners. Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano was one of four mariachis that collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 milestone album Canciones de Mi Padre. They also appear on Ms. Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones and toured with the singer nationwide. They were featured on THE Smithsonian Folkways' Raíces Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection in 2002. Their album ¡Llegaron Los Camperos! was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album and they shared a 2005 Best Musical Album for Children Grammy for cELLabration!, A tribute to Ella Jenkins. Tickets are $86, $57, $42 and $32 and are on sale now. They may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.

Fun to perform at the Peabody Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City that was formed by Nate Ruess,

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Dining Delights Taking the work out of Thanksgiving By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor If you start roasting a 14-pound turkey at 375 F at 7 a.m. and need to feed 15 people – including three vegetarians, a vegan and two gluten intolerants by 1 p.m., how many pounds of cranberries do you need if the stuffing is baked outside the bird and the pumpkin pie is cut into 11.75 equal wedges? Or am I the only cook who suffers flashbacks to grade school word problems every time I try to calculate the many mathematical angles of assembling Thanksgiving dinner? Fear not. I took one for the turkey team and did the math for you, sorting out all the numbers you need, from how many people different size turkeys feed to how many pounds of carrots and cans of cranberry sauce you’ll want for making sure your crowd leaves the table stuffed. And because this is Thanksgiving, all serving estimates are generous to allow for plenty of seconds and leftovers. HOW BIG?

For turkeys less than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have very ample leftovers, aim for 1 1/2 pounds per person no matter how big the turkey is. • For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey • For 10 people, buy a 15-pound turkey • For 12 people, buy an 18-pound turkey • For 14 people, buy a 20-pound turkey THE BIG THAW The safest way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the refrigerator. You’ll need about 24 hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey. For speedier thawing, put the turkey in a sink of cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes, and plan for about 30 minutes per pound. THE BRINE A good brine uses kosher salt and sugar in a 1-to-1 ratio, and usually no more than 1 cup of each. Feel free to add any other seasonings. Brines typically are

made by heating the salt, sugar and seasonings with a bit of water until dissolved. This mixture then is diluted with additional cold water (volume will vary depending on the size of your bird). Be certain the brine is completely cooled before adding the turkey. Turkeys should be brined for at least 8 to 10 hours, but can go as long as 72 hours. A good rule of thumb is, the longer the brine, the weaker the brine. So for a 10-hour soak, use 1 cup each of salt and sugar. For a longer one, consider backing down to 3/4 cup each. Always keep the bird refrigerated during brining. If the turkey is too big, an ice-filled cooler stored outside works, too. THE ROAST Roasting temperatures vary widely by recipe. Some go at a slow and steady 325 F. Others crank the

heat to 400 F or 425 F for the first hour, then drop it down for the rest of the time. However you roast, use an instant thermometer inserted at the innermost part of the thigh (without touching bone) to determine when your turkey is done. The meat needs to hit 165 F for safe eating, though some people say thigh meat tastes better at 170 F. If the outside of the bird gets too dark before the center reaches the proper temperature, cover it with foil. The following roasting time estimates are based on a stuffed turkey cooked at 325 F. Reduce cooking time by 20 to 40 minutes for turkeys that are not stuffed (estimate total roasting times at 15 minutes per pound for unstuffed birds). And remember, a crowded oven cooks more slowly, so plan ahead if your bird needs to share

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Dining Delights The secrets of cranberry sauce Recipe can be made a week in advance By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press One of the many things I love about Thanksgiving is the continuity of the menu across generations and regions. Sure, every family and region h a s i t s o w n i n t e r p re t a t i o n o f the staples. But it is simply amazing to me that on one day so many Americans regardless of background sit down to roughly the same meal — turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing (if you’re in the South, stuffing if you’re in the North), some sort of potato and a healthy dose of pie. One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving — aside from basically everything — is the cranberry sauce. It is one of the v e r y f i r s t re c i p e s I d e v e l o p e d many years ago when I was supervising the public relations s i d e o f t h e B u t t e r b a l l Tu r k e y Talk-Line. I called it a cranberry chutney instead of a sauce because it is so thick with fruit, spices and a t o u c h o f v i n e g a r. I t i s g o o d enough to eat off a spoon! Just be aware — the flavors are intensely American and have no resemblance to Indian chutneys. Even though most Americans s e r v e c r a n b e r r y s a u c e f ro m a can, I urge you to make this the year you try making it yourself. It’s so easy and so delicious, there’s no reason not to. Even if you don’t use my recipe, making cranberry sauce from scratch is well worth it. And here’s one tip regardless of which recipe you use. Getting the sauce to thicken and take on the right consistency requires that the cranberries simmer for at least 10 minutes. That is how long it takes to release the pectin — the natural j e l l i n g i n g re d i e n t — f ro m t h e fruit. As long as you cook it for long enough for the cranberries to pop, you should be good. I wanted my new cranberry sauce to be heavy with fruit, like jam; but also tart and sweet, and with a depth of flavor you can’t get with white sugar alone. I achieved this by adding dried apricots and dried cherries for their sweetness and texture. As a result, I was able to reduce the recommended amount of white sugar. I used a combination of fresh squeezed orange juice, port wine and balsamic vinegar instead of water, creating layers of flavor

and complexity that cook down and infuse into each of the sour berries. Once the berries start to pop — my favorite stage of the recipe — I add a pinch of salt and warm autumn spices, including cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This fruit-filled cranberry chutney is good hot, room t e m p e r a t u re o r c o l d a n d w i l l brighten any holiday table. You also can make it up to a week ahead. CRANBERRY CHUTNEY WITH PORT Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 16 Tw o 1 2 - o u n c e b a g s f r e s h cranberries, washed and picked through Zest and Juice of 1 large orange (about 1/2 cup of juice) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup port wine 1 cup sugar 1 cup dried Turkish apricots, cut into strips 1 cup dried cherries Pinch salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon In a large, heavy pot, combine the cranberries, orange zest and juice, balsamic vinegar, port and s u g a r. B r i ng to low boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Add the apricots, cherries and salt. Making sure the cranberries don’t burn, continue cooking over a low-medium heat, stirring o c c a s i o n a l l y, f o r a b o u t 1 0 minutes, or until the cranberries start to pop. Add the nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon, then stir well to combine. Continue cooking on low until thick, about another 5 to 7 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Nutrition information per serving: 130 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 23 g sugar; 1 g protein; 20 mg sodium. EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including “Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.�

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What you can do with the apples you pick Eckerts release fall cookbook By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge Eckert Orchards has been an institution for pick-your-own produce in the greater St. Louis and southern Illinois region for more than a century and now the Eckert family is sharing some of its best kept recipes in a new cookbook, “The Eckert Family Fall Cookbook: Apple, Pumpkin, Squash Recipes & More.” The 104-page cookbook has been compiled by Jill Eckert-Tantillo, vice president of Marketing and Food Services for Eckert’s, and Angie Eckert, vice president of Retail Operations for both the Country Store and the Garden Center for Eckert’s. The Eckert family has been supplying families looking for a fun afternoon and a tasty treat with fresh apples, pumpkins and homemade goodies ever since the first roadside farm stand was opened on the family’s Turkey Hill farm in 1910. Over the years, the business has grown from that humble stand into a thriving business comprised of pick-your-own farms in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, as well as a Country Store and Garden Center. The family’s treasured recipes have been passed down through seven generations of the Eckert family and, according to the book’s introduction, “The Eckert Family Fall Cookbook’ is our way of sharing the best of the fall season’s bountiful harvest with you.” The introduction goes on to state that “Several recipes in this volume were handed

down from our grandmothers, who were unbelievably good cooks and bakers. Some recipes had to be tweaked for modern-day baking, but they are traditional nonetheless. Other recipes came from cooking classes in our classroom where we love to experiment with new techniques in a modern-day kitchen.” The book advocates getting as close to where a product was grown as possible when preparing a meal and allowing the fresh ingredients to “speak for themselves.” Chapters include: Snacks, Salads & Soups; Sauces & Side Dishes; Entrees; Apple Desserts, Breads & Muffins; and Pumpkin Desserts, Breads & Muffins. In addition to the recipes, the book is also interspersed with little nuggets of information relating to the family. These “Family Album” snippets include tidbits like Grandma Eckert always keeping a mason jar of her homemade vinaigrette dressing ready and waiting in the refrigerator. There is also a full-color listing of the apple varieties available at Eckert’s, advice on apple selection and storage and a sprinkling of nostalgic family photographs from days gone by. “The Eckert Family Fall Cookbook” is both a useful reference full of delicious Eckert family recipes and an interesting read about one of this area’s most enterprising agricultural families. Whether you’re an avid cook or just an armchair enthusiast, there’s plenty in this book to keep you informed and entertained. “The Eckert Family Fall Cookbook” is

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a steak dish or two on the menu. If people want a salad, the current menu offers a Caesar. That's it. But diners who aren't in the mood for seafood likely want a little more variety. So when the chain began the revamp about two years ago, it started by figuring out how to best fill in the gaps. "We thought, what are the areas we're missing?" says Michael LaDuke, Red Lobster's executive chef. Last summer, LaDuke and his team of chefs spent two weeks in Charlotte, N.C. to test about 50 dishes in three restaurants. They wanted feedback from diners, but also from the kitchen staff on any problems they encountered executing the dishes. For example, they decided that pineapple salsa should be prepared twice a day, instead of once, to keep it fresher. Once various adjustments to sauces and cooking times were made, the test was broadened to 40 of its more than 700 restaurants in North America Diners who ordered the new items were given surveys to fill out whether they liked the dish, what they would change and whether they'd get it again. One of the dishes that made the cut is a Parmesan-crusted Chicken Alfredo that's served over corkscrew pasta; it's for diners who want a chicken dish that's a little more decadent. The Island Grilled Mahi-Mahi and Shrimp, clocking in at a modest 510 calories, is for those who want to go lighter. Pork chops are on the menu for the first time. Ditto for the Roasted Vegetable Skewers, the first vegetarian entree that isn't salad or pasta. And there are now three salads, including the Bar Harbor Salad, which has dried berries, pecans and blue cheese. Speaking about the broader casual dining industry, Raymond James analyst Bryan Elliott says such updating is necessary for survival. "Food is a bit of a fashion business, there's change that

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evolves steadily over time," he says. In other words, he says companies are simply putting on a "more contemporary set of clothes." Cee Chappell-Bates, a 50-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio, says she'd be willing to tag along to Red Lobster with her husband and children more often if there were a wider variety of dishes. THE PRICES Red Lobster's latest update comes at a difficult time. Since 2005, consumers have been eating more meals at home and increasingly looking for cheaper options when they do eat out. As a result, "value deals" that were popularized by fastfood chains like McDonald's have become more common in the casual dining industry. Applebee's, for instance, rolled out its "2 for $20" promotion in the summer of 2008 at the height of the downturn; the response was so strong that it earned a permanent spot on the menu the following February. Chili's made a similar deal a permanent part of its menu in August 2010. "The consumer, it's no secret, is financially constrained," says Salli Setta, executive vice president of marketing at Red Lobster. "When they do go out to eat, price is much more of a factor." Darden, based in Orlando, Fla., has been slow to emphasize affordability at its chains. At Olive Garden, the company says the "Taste of Tuscany" promotion earlier this year was a flop because it didn't underscore value enough. And a $1 price hike for its "Festival of Shrimp" at Red Lobster didn't go over well either. Sales figures fell 1.8 percent and 3.9 percent for the chains respectively in the quarter.


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2+ Beds, Garage $750 825 Ruskin, Edwardsville Sullivan Properties 656-9092

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2 Bdr 1.5 Bth townhouse, Edwardsville $650/mo, Washer/Dryer incl @$700/mo No pets, Appl. fee required dandiproperties.com 618-977-2195

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1 & 2 bedroom apartments, & 1 small house, w/1 bedroom. Some utilities included w/rent. Scheibal Property Management 618-581-5154 1 BD Loft Apt. - Extra Nice! Rehabbed brick warehouse on 3 quiet acres dwntn Edwville. $650 + deposit. No pets. 270 W. Union 334-3647 1 Bedroom condo $575 WST Incl, Garage Lafayette Ct., Collinsville Sullivan Properties 656-9092

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2 Bdrm apt in Glen Carbon. 2 BR, 1 BA duplex,1100 sq. ft., W/D hookups. $740 per month. CA, new flooring, new paint,off618-975-0975. street parking, Washer & dryer. No pets/smoking, near SIUE 2 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWN$825 per mth. 618-975-0670. HOUSE in Glen Carbon. Close to SIU. No pets. 1 year lease. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Edw./Glen Cbn., near SIU: W/D hookups, off-st. $675/mo. 618/288-9882. pkng. $710 up to $745. 6922 Bedroom APARTMENT, 6366. HSI Management Group Edwardsville, minutes from 3 Bdrm 3 Bth Duplex $1350 SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. 2 Brdm 1 Bth Apartment $800 $625/month 618-407-5333 618-806-4786 2 Bedroom upstairs apartment, www.bbrproperties.com 1,000 sq. ft., close to downtown Edwardsville. All appliances 3 BEDROOM 2 Bath Condo, included $800 per month, 2200 sq. ft. $1200. Garage, sunroom, jacuzzi, fireplace and deposit. 314-574-3858. much more in Collinsville. 6182 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: 520-9529. new kitchen, bathroom, windows and doors. Dishwasher, 3 bedroom, 1 BA, 1 car garage, w/d hook ups $695 incl wt/sw/tr duplex. Glen Carbon, near WalMart. No pets. $900/mo., $900 618/593-0173. deposit. Available now. 6182 BR TH 1.5 BA, very clean. 278-4745. 15min to St. L & SIUE $660 incl w/s/t. Washer & Dryer in unit. Accepting apps 3BR, 2BA dup On-site mgr/maint, no pets, no in Edw, applncs, w/d hkup on main level, deck, 1 car gar, smoking. 618.931.4700 www.fairway-estates.net bsmt, no pets/smoking. $1,000 & dep. CR CK. 618-692-0348.

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Available Now! 2 & 3 bedrooms. Ask about our specials. 692-9310 www.rentchp.com Independent senior living, all on one level. 1 & 2 bdr available. No pets, non-smoking. Handicapped accessible. Liberty Square Retirement Ctr.

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MP30 PROPERTIES All utilities paid!!!

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Commercial Space For Rent 720 2000 Sq Ft retail space for lease, 1409 Troy Road next to Elliott Jewelers. Contact 618530-6138 for more information. Barber/Beauty salon space, close to downtown. Available August 1st. 314-574-3858.

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HWY 159-Maryville, 1200 SQ., 5 offices, rec area. $1050/mth (618)346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com

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6.8 ACRES on St. Rt. 157! Endless business opportunities. Convenient location.

PICTURESQUE SETTING with rolling grounds & 2.26 +/acres. Energy efficient, inground pool, & 4 car garage.

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

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SPACIOUS w/polished hardwood, a roomy eat in kitchen leading to screened porch, & finished LL. $339,000 Edwardsville PR100615 TONYA CRANE (618) 709-9374

HISTORIC DISTRICT artfully designed, beveled glass doors, sun room, koi pond, & garden. $299,500 Edwardsville PR100627 DIANE MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 (618) 791-9298

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IRRESISTIBLE! 4BR/4BA, has well planned kitchen with SS open to great room with fireplace. 3 car garage. Move in ready. $236,500 Edwardsville PR100619 DIANE MASSEY TEAM (618) 791-5024 (618) 791-9298

LOVELY! Fresh paint, new flooring & HVAC, plus newer shingles. Screened porch & walkout LL. $205,000 Glen Carbon PR100624 LINDA BEUTEL (618) 779-3225

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CUSTOM BRICK 3 bdrm with lovely 4 seasons room & patio on 150x150 lot. $199,900 Edwardsville PR100629 KAYE GREZLAK (618) 972-1771

DELIGHTFUL updated 3BR on 3 lots. Has wood flooring & beautifully decorated. $129,900 Worden PR100626 JUDINE LUX (618) 531-0488 OR CHRIS MILLER (618) 580-6133

NICE & NEAT w/updated kitchen, finished basement, & 1 car garage on corner lot. $125,000 Edwardsville PR100622 JUDINE LUX (618) 531-0488 OR CHRIS MILLER (618) 580-6133

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NEW CONSTRUCTION has 5 bedrooms, walkout, 4 car garage, on 2 +/- acres. Must see! $439,900 Troy PR100628 KAREN MENENDEZ (618) 781-0546

GREAT MOVE IN READY 2 bedroom, 1 bath features privacy fence and new deck.

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WOODED HOMESITE 2.5 ac+ E’ville schools and utilities, adjoins 5ac commons $250k OBO 972-0948

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For Sale By Owner: Bedroom 1 Bath house w/single car attached garage. Leclaire area, Edwardsville. Move-in ready $73,900. Call 656-8752.

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2 Bedroom Apt ($825) Hardwood flrs, freshly painted. Washer & dryer on premises. Call or text Jamie 618-550-3309

Call 667-0430 MONTCLAIR/ESIC AREA 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Duplex 1 - 2 Car Garages $900 - $950 Rent 618-541-5831 or 618-558-5058

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3327 Piazza Lane, Edwardsville $409,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MELISSA LESLIE (618) 307-6570

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ULTIMATE CUSTOM loaded w/upgrades has 5BRs on wooded culde-sac lot. Approx. 20 mins. to St. Louis. $480,000 Glen Carbon PR100055

EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED! 1.5 story w/4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 +/- acre, and beautiful landscaping. $439,500 Edwardsville PR100356

OPEN FLOOR PLAN 4BR, 3.5BA, 2 story great room w/fireplace. Nicely landscaped, deck, & 3 car side garage. $299,000 Edwardsville PR100554

ON CUL-DE-SAC 4 bedroom, 3 bath w/updated kitchen & baths, four seasons room, & wooded lot. $208,000 Glen Carbon PR100518

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42 Grainey Drive, Glen Carbon UPDATED 3BR on 3 lots. Has wood flooring and beautifully decorated. $125,000 Glen Carbon PR100620 KAREN CURRIER (618) 616-6891

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LAKESIDE LIVING! 4 bedrooms, amazing kitchen, full LL, many upgrades. Excellent Condition. $395,000 Staunton PR100585

MOVE IN READY with updated kitchen, screened porch, brick fireplace, master w/deck, finished area, LL, & additional Trex deck. $300,000 Edwardsville PR100587

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FRESH 4 bedroom has great room w/vaulted ceiling & fireplace. FInished LL w/game room, bedroom & bath. $239,900 Troy PR100584

THIS NEW 1 STORY HOME offers the newest floor plan. 3BR including the Master w/luxury BA and walk in closets. $219,900 Glen Carbon PR9109

SECLUDED WOODED LOT and lovely ranch with 4 bedrooms & finished basement in Edwardsville. $199,000 Edwardsville PR100388

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ALMOST 1 ACRE for this 4BR, 2.5BA with 2 car attached & additional 1 car detached garage. $192,000 Troy PR100392

CAPE COD w/2bdrs, basement, floored attic & garage. Wood floors, many updates. $129,900 Edwardsville PR100508

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