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Christmas in St. Louis Ameren Thanksgiving Parade planned.

4 New at the Zoo Holiday shopping made easy.

5 Alton's new bakery Frost opens on East Broadway.

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Film is an inferno of lust.

20 Santa's Story

German American Heritage Center has details.

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An Indiana Christmas Brown County set to celebrate holidays.

Friday November 25_____ • Howlin' Fridays Live Music feat. Skeet Rogers and the Inner City Blues Band, National Blues Museum, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Ghetto Soundwave, DJ Mark Lewis, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Dr. Zhivegas, w/Serbiscan, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Ces Cru, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Doomed To Burn, Storm Razor, Through The Scope, presented by Beyond Gone Media, Cicero's, University City, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Jeremy Davenport, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Kramer Marionette TheatreL The Night the Toys Came to Life, Kramer Mariennette Theatre, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Runs until December 31, 2016 • Fun Home, The Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Runs until November 27, 2016 • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 22, 2017 • Love Jones- The Musical,

Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 • Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 8, 2017 • New Media Ser ies: Dar a Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. • Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday November 26_____ • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute, w/Steve Pecaro, Tony Campanella, Mike Zito, and special guests, The

Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • The Good Life, w/Field Mouse, Jake Bellows, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Red – A Tribute to Sammy Hagar, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Cost Of Desire, OneDay, The Pour, Struck Down By Sound, presented by JPS Productions, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Jeremy Davenport, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • Audubon and Beyond, St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Kramer Marionette TheatreL The Night the Toys Came to Life, Kramer Mariennette Theatre, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Runs until December 31, 2016 • Fun Home, The Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Runs until November 27, 2016 • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 22, 2017 • Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Parade set in St. Louis For The Edge Thousands will once again gather for one of St. Louis’ classic holiday traditions when the Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to the streets of downtown to welcome in the holiday season. The parade will start at 8:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) and will run west on Market Street from Kiener Plaza to Union Station. To recognize the 50th anniversary season of the St. Louis Blues and the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, the honor of serving as this year ’s grand marshals has been bestowed upon St. Louis B l u e s ’ l e g e n d B o b b y P l a g e r, Superintendents Michael M. Ward of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and Timothy Good of the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. The parade, now in its 32nd year, is organized by the Christmas in St. Louis (CISL) organization. “CISL is proud to recognize the National Parks Service and the St. Louis Blues on their monumental anniversaries,” said Kenneth Mallin, chairman of Christmas in St. Louis. “Both the Blues and our two local national parks are magnificent assets in our community and provide a great source of civic pride for our entire region.” Ward, a 32-year veteran of the NPS, was named superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in February and previously served as acting superintendent of the park. Prior to assuming the acting role, he spent seven years as the superintendent of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. Good is a 26-year National Park Service veteran and began his career in Washington, D.C., serving at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site. “We are truly indebted to the fine work being done by the hard working employees of the National Parks Service, seamlessly welcoming millions of visitors each year who come to enjoy our iconic Gateway Arch, the historic

Old Courthouse and the venerable White Haven plantation,” stated Mallin. “We encourage everyone to join in the NPS’s anniversary celebration and ‘find a park’ by visiting www.NPS.gov to locate a great national park in your own community.” Plager joined the St. Louis Blues in their inaugural season in 1967-68 as a player and has served various capacities over the years within the organization, including head coach. He currently works in the Blues’ community relations department and also is an analyst on KMOX

during Blues home games and on post-game shows. The Blues plan to retire Plager’s number later this season. “The St. Louis Blues are truly a special asset to our region, not only for bringing the excitement of professional hockey to their loyal fans, but they have built a tradition of charitable involvement that has benefited countless organizations t h ro u g h o u t o u r c o m m u n i t y, ” said Mallin. “It is a thrill to have Bobby Plager, one of the original Blues, serve as a grand marshal and represent this outstanding

organization.” About the Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade The Ameren Thanksgiving Parade was named one of the best Thanksgiving Parades by U.S. News and World Report, and KMOVTV’s 2015 broadcast of the Parade was honored with an Emmy. This year, more than 130 parade units will participate, including musical floats, giant helium balloon figures, animal units and marching bands. The parade will conclude with a very special appearance by Santa Claus, to wish everyone

a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas. The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4 for those unable to attend in person. Eleven bands from across the region are expected to participate in the parade: • Belleville East High School – Belleville, Ill. • Bond County High School – Greenville, Ill. • Collinsville High School – Collinsville, Ill. • John Ford Pipe Band – St. Louis, Mo. • Mater Dei Catholic High School – Breese, Ill. • McCluer South / Berkeley High School – Ferguson, Mo. • Mehlville High School – St. Louis, Mo. • Normandy High School – St. Louis, Mo. • Northwest High School – Cedar Hill, Mo. • Ritenour High School – St. Louis, Mo. • Wi n f i e l d H i g h S c h o o l – Winfield, Mo. For more information o n t h e p a r a d e , v i s i t w w w. christmasinstlouis.org. About Christmas in St. Louis Christmas in St. Louis is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting activities that inspire people to show their unique holiday spirit while enhancing the texture and heritage of the St. Louis community.

Pictured are scenes from previous Ameren Thanksgiving Parades in St. Louis. Photos for The Edge.

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Shopping for the holidays? Try the Saint Louis Zoo

For The Edge Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list at the Saint Louis Zoo this year. Proceeds from all sales benefit the animals and programs of the Zoo. For more information, visit stlzoo.org or call (314) 781-0900. Holiday Zootique The Treetop Shop in The Living Wo r l d o f f e r s a n i m a l - r e l a t e d clothing, plush animals, toys, books, home décor and many items only available at the Saint Louis Zoo. Numerous wildlife and naturethemed ornaments from a Fair Trade Federation company adorn trees throughout the store. Holiday Zootique is open daily Nov. 9-Dec. 24 during Zoo hours. Zoo Parents Holiday Adoption A Sumatran orangutan adoption f ro m t h e S a i n t L o u i s Z o o i s the holiday gift you’ll go ape for! The proud Zoo Parent will receive a cuddly plush orangutan (while supplies last) with a commemorative tag, personalized adoption certificate, color photo with animal facts, car decal, invitation to the annual Zoo Parents Picnic and the recipient’s name on the Donor Wall and website for one year. Holiday adoptions are $40-45, including shipping and handling to anywhere in the continental United States. Proceeds go directly toward the care and feeding of the animals. Order adoptions online at stlzoo. org, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or in person at Zoo Welcome Desks. Place orders by Dec. 9 for delivery by Dec. 24. Holiday Gift Membership A Saint Louis Zoo gift membership includes presents big and small and can be used all year

long! A $70 Zoo-Goer membership includes six free parking passes, free passes for the Emerson Zooline Railroad, Emerson Children’s Zoo and First Bank Sea Lion Show, as

well as Zoo discounts, stlzoo member magazine, e-newsletter and more. The membership includes a collectible ornament available only with holiday gift memberships

(while supplies last). Other membership levels are available. Order memberships online at stlzoo. org, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or in person at Zoo Welcome Desks. Place orders by Dec. 9 for delivery by Dec. 24. Zoo Gift Cards Not sure what to give a Zoo fan? Let them choose with a Zoo gift card! Gift cards can be redeemed for souvenirs and merchandise at Zoo gift shops, food and drinks, A d v e n t u re P a s s e s , y e a r- l o n g memberships, admission to rides and attractions, and much more. Gift cards can be purchased in any amount up to $500 ($5 minimum) at the Welcome Desks and Rentals Desks at both Zoo entrances and at all Zoo gift shops, or by calling (314) 781-0900, ext. 4779. Exclusive Zoo Ornament Collect the Zoo’s 2016 limited edition holiday ornament featuring a red panda from the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel. The glass ornament is sold for $15. Ornaments may be purchased at the Zoo, or by phone at (314) 781-0900, ext. 4779. Behind-the-Scenes Tours Gift Certificates Have you ever met a penguin, fed a giant tortoise, scratched a legless lizard? For the person who has everything, give a gift certificate for a behind-the-scenes tour at the Zoo. Tours vary in price and have some

restrictions. For tour gift certificates and reservations, call (314) 781-0900, ext. 4840. Visit stlzoo.org/tours for more information. Alex and Ani Charity by Design Penguin and Polar Bear Charm Bangles Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase price from each Charity by Design Penguin C h a r m B a n g l e s o l d t h ro u g h December 2015 to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA’s mission through Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) is to save the most vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protect them for future generations. An additional 10 percent of each purchase through the Saint Louis Zoo will go directly toward the Zoo's WildCare Institute. The bracelets can be purchased at Treetop Shop, online at stlzoo.org or by phone at (314) 781-0900, ext. 4779. Animal Wish List Treat the animals at the Zoo by sending them something they can sniff, stomp, chew or chase! Zookeepers create stimulating environments for animals through the use of enrichment. They introduce new foods, smells and other "toys" to provide the animals opportunities to engage in natural behaviors. Visit stlzoo.org/wishlist for their keeper-approved wish list.

Whether it be an animal adoption or an ornament, the Saint Louis Zoo has a gift for everyone on your list this year. Photos courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo.

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People People planner Zoo announces upcoming events The Saint Louis Zoo has announced its schedule for the fall and winter. For more information, visit www.stlzoo. org. October 2016 Oct. 1 through Nov. 27, 2016 First Bank Sea Lion Show. Saturdays and Sundays only at 1 and 2:30 p.m. (weather permitting). $4/person. Children under 2 are free. More info: stlzoo.org/ sealionshow. Sea lion superstars will thrill you with flipper walks, ball balancing and lots of splashing! Shows will be held at the Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena, which features an 811-seat amphitheater for seasonal shows, a large stage, a rock bridge extending into the audience and a high diving platform and slide. November 2016 Weekends through Nov. 27, 2016 First Bank Sea Lion Show. Saturdays and Sundays only at 1 and 2:30 p.m. (weather permitting). $4/person. Children under 2 are free. More info: stlzoo.org/ sealionshow Sea lion superstars will thrill you with flipper walks, ball balancing and lots of splashing! Shows will be held at the Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena, which features an 811-seat amphitheater for seasonal shows, a large stage, a rock bridge extending into the audience and a high diving platform and slide. Nov. 10-Dec. 24, 2016 H o l i d a y Z o o t i q u e a t Tre e t o p S h o p . The Living World offers animal-related clothing, ornaments, plush animals, toys, books, home décor and many items only available at the Saint Louis Zoo. Holiday Zootique is open daily November 10 to December 24 during Zoo hours with a special Zoo members preview on November 9. More info: stlzoo.org. Nov. 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day) Zoo is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Dec. 7-11, 14-23, & 26-30, 2016 U.S. Bank Wild Lights. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $7/members, $8/non-members MondayThursday

$9/members, $10/non-members FridaySunday Children under 2 are free. More info: (314) 646-4771 or stlzoo.org/wildlights. Get a glimpse of the North Pole at the Saint Louis Zoo, where you can walk through an arctic wonderland of twinkling holiday light displays. Enjoy special menus, fireside storytelling, family activities and more. Sponsored by U.S. Bank, Prairie Farms Dairy, and Build-ABear Workshop at the Zoo, with media support by 102.5 KEZK. December 2016 Dec. 1-4, 7-11, 14-23, & 26-30, 2016 U.S. Bank Wild Lights. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $7/members, $8/non-members MondayThursday $9/members, $10/non-members FridaySunday Children under 2 are free. More info: (314) 646-4771 or stlzoo.org/ wildlights. Get a glimpse of the North Pole at the Saint Louis Zoo, where you can walk through an arctic wonderland of twinkling holiday light displays. Enjoy special menus, fireside storytelling, family activities and more. Sponsored by U.S. Bank, Prairie Farms Dairy, and Build-ABear Workshop at the Zoo, with media support by 102.5 KEZK. Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2016 Breakfast with Santa. Seating times: 9 and 11 a.m. Members: $20/adult, $18/child (2-12) Non-members: $22/adult, $20/child (2-12) Children under 2 are free. More info: (314) 646-4897 or stlzoo.org. Festive holiday breakfast includes a photo with Santa, a gift for kids, visits from costumed characters, free parking a n d m o re . P re - p a i d re s e r v a t i o n s a re required, and seating is limited. Dec. 14, 2016 Hump Day Happy Hour. 5:30-8:30 pm. Adults only. More info: stlzoo.org/yzf Join the Young Zoo Friends and other young professionals for a free Hump Day Happy Hour at the Saint Louis Zoo. Come mix and mingle, get up close and personal with animals, enjoy cocktails from our cash bar and learn more about the Zoo. Business casual. Dec. 16-19, 2016

Dinner with Santa. Seating times: 5 and 7 p.m. Members: $23/adult, $21/child (2-12) Non-members: $24/adult, $22/child (2-12). Children under 2 are free. More information: (314) 646-4897 or stlzoo.org. Enjoy a buffet dinner while overlooking the colorful lights of Wild Lights. Evening i n c l u d e s d i n n e r, a d m i s s i o n t o Wi l d Lights, visits from costumed characters Rudolf and Frosty, photo with Santa and free parking. Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited. Dec. 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve): Zoo open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 25, 2016 (Christmas Day): Zoo is closed. Dec. 27, 2016 Raja’s 24th Birthday. Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at River ’s Edge, weather permitting. Raja the bull elephant turns 24. More info: (314) 781-0900 or stlzoo.org. Dec. 31, 2016 (New Year ’s Eve): Zoo open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 1, 2017 (New Year ’s Day): Zoo is closed.

Museum celebrates Route 66 in St. Louis O n N o v. 1 1 , 2 0 1 6 , R o u t e 6 6 c e l e b r a t e s i t s 9 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y. To mark this milestone, the Missouri History Museum developed Route 6 6 : M a i n S t re e t T h ro u g h S t . L o u i s , a 6,000-square-foot exhibition that explores the local history of the worldfamous highway. Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis is open from June 25 through July 16, 2017. Route 66 touched eight states and c o n n e c t e d m o re t h a n 1 0 0 c i t i e s f ro m Chicago to Los Angeles. St. Louis was the largest city in between. As the road meandered through the city, it passed by a number of stops that were unique to St. Louis – from popular restaurants to scandalous motes. Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis tells St. Louis' distinctive story on the Mother Road. Visitors will get their kicks learning a b o u t t h e m o t e l s , c u s t a rd s t a n d s a n d tourist traps that could be found

along the road as it passed through S t . L o u i s . R o u t e 6 6 t h ro u g h S t . L o u i s wound its way from the bridges through downtown streets and depending on the y e a r, p ro v i d e d t r a v e l e r s w i t h s e v e r a l options for navigating through the city to the county and west. Locals will recognize some of the iconic places they still visit today such as Ted Drewes, Crown Candy Kitchen, Carl's Drive In and The Chase Hotel. They will also rediscover places that are gone with the passage of time such as t h e C o r a l C o u r t M o t e l , t h e P a r k m o o r, the Chain of Rocks Amusement Park a n d t h e 6 6 P a r k - I n T h e a t re . A r t i f a c t s include neon signs like the original s i g n f ro m t h e L a C a s a G r a n d e M o t e l on Watson, and classic cars including a 1963 Corvette Stingray convertible and a 1957 Airstream Travel Trailer. Route 66 opened on Nov. 11, 1926, as the major highway connecting Chicago and Los Angeles. Route 66 bore the hardships of the Great Depression, taking migrants west to find a new life. I t c a r r i e d m i l i t a r y t r a n s p o r t s t h ro u g h World War II. At its height in the 1950s and '60s, tourists traveled its length to see the sights of the Southwest and California. Route 66 bore witness to the rise o f t h e c a r c u l t u re . I t h e l p e d c re a t e a fascination with drive-in theaters and d r i v e - i n re s t a u r a n t s , w i t h m o t e l s a n d cabin courts, with tourist shops and tourist traps. By the 1970s, the interstate system offered a more efficient way to get around the country and rendered Route 66 obsolete. The Mother Road was officially decommissioned in 1985, with many of the states removing the shields before that. Although Route 66 is long gone, relics of it still remain across St. Louis. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis serves as a vehicle to transport visitors back to a time when car travel was an adventure and mom-and-pop diners and motels ruled the road. Admission is free. The Missouri History Museum is located in Forest Park. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t w w w. mohistory.org.

It’s Open Enrollment Time Sometimes the health insurance plan that claims to be the lowest cost comes with the most surprises. It may not allow you to choose the doctor or hospital you need for your family. Check with your employer’s benefits department to ensure the plan you choose includes the hospitals and doctors you want.

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Alton Brown to appear at The Fox Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” (www.altonbrownlive. com) will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 including St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Later this year during Thanksgiving week, Brown will make his Broadway debut for eight performances at the Barrymore Theatre. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his “Edible Inevitable Tour”, which played in over 100 cities with more than 150,000 fans in attendance. The first leg of Eat Your Science sold 100,000 tickets in the 40 cities Brown visited. Tickets are $60, $50, $40 and are available online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Brown says fans can expect “all-new everything including songs, new comedy, new puppets, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.” Critics and fans have raved about the interactive components of Brown’s shows. He promises “plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game.” Brown has a knack for mixing together science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. “Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” Brown, author of the James Beard award winning “I’m Just Here for the Food” and New York Times bestselling sequence “Good Eats,” is releasing his new cookbook through Ballantine Books (an imprint of Random House) on September 27 and it is available for preorder now. “Alton Brown: EveryDayCook”, or EDC as Brown calls it, is a collection of more than 100 personal recipes as well as a pinch of science and history. He has hosted numerous series including “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Camp Cutthroat” and “Iron Chef America” and created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series “Good Eats” for 13 years on Food Network; Good Eats can still be seen on the Cooking Channel and Netflix.

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People Frost offering baked goods in Alton By CAROL ARNETT Of The Edge Lovers of baked goods have a new business in a familiar place to try in Alton. Frost has opened downtown Alton at 4 East Broadway, in the space recently housing Spoon Baking Company. Kathleen McKeever is the owner. She has been living in the area for 25 years. “I was a stay at home Mom for a number of years,” she said. During that time, she worked in the food business. “I’ve done some private catering out of the home,” she said. “I’ve been making things at home for people.” She also did some work with her husband, who is in construction. “I did odd jobs with my husband – painting, landscaping, baking,” she said. She started working at Spoon in 2015. After the owners of Spoon decided to close in January, they offered the lease to McKeever. McKeever is the mother of six. Her youngest recently turned 11. “We were a homeschool family,” she said. When her older daughter started high school, her youngest opted to also start traditional school, which left her with more free time. She said working full-time was still an adjustment. “Doing gigs, I had a lot of flexibility. I enjoyed support from the homeschooling families,” she said. “Working again was a very big adjustment.” McKeever is from the St. Louis area. She went to school at SIUE, where she met her husband. After school, they decided to live in the area. Customers of Spoon will see some favorites from the bakery, plus some new additions. “If they were customers of Spoon, they may see similar things, like our gooey butter cake and miniature quiches.” McKeever has added some menu items, she said. “We have a lot of the same things, but we have more savory breakfast items,” she said. “We’re looking into offering limited lunch items soon.” “We serve Goshen coffee. We have lattes and cold frozen beverages,” M c K e e v e r s a i d . “ S a t u rd a y i s cheesecake day. Friday is pie day. We also have cheesecake. I never met a cheesecake I didn’t like.”

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Frost Bakery at 4 East Broadway in downtown Alton.

Events scheduled in the Alton area in December For The Edge The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the following events.information, call (636) 899-0090. Christmas Wonderland Friday, November 25, 2016 – Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:00pm to 9:00pm Rock Spring Park 2100 College Avenue Alton, IL 62002 (618) 463-3580 Drive through Rock Spring Park between Friday, November 25 and Tuesday, December 27 to see more than 2.5 million lights adorning trees and lighting displays throughout the park. Visitors are sure to be captivated by the holiday spirit. General admission for Christmas Wonderland is a suggested donation of $7 for cars and small vans, or $1 per person for vehicles holding more than 10 people. For more information, call (800) 258-6645 or (618) 465-6676. Green Gift Bazaar

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Saturday, November 26, 2016 All Day Event Downtown Alton Alton, IL 62002 At this annual event on Small Business Saturday, there will be many vendors offering a variety of locally made and eco-friendly gifts, either Made in the USA or FairTrade. For more information, call (618) 4631016. 57th Annual Great River Road Run Saturday, November 26, 2016 Starting at 10:00am Downtown Alton Alton, IL 62002 Race off your Thanksgiving dinner with the Great River Road Run. Race your way to victory with the choice of a 2 mile route or a 10 mile route out and back on the scenic Great River Road. Adult Nature Club Monday, November 28, 2016 7:00pm to 8:00pm The Nature Institute 2213 S. Levis Lane Godfrey, IL 62035 Each month discuss different

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 Gates open at 7:00pm | 7:30pm to 10:00pm Jacoby Arts Center 627 E. Broadway Alton, IL 62002 The play, written by Geoff Callaway, revolves around a Chicago radio station and the staff's attempt to deal with last-minute disaster looming over their 1948 "Holiday Extravaganza" on Christmas Eve. For more information, call (618) 462-5222. Admission: Thursday Shows: $10/ person Friday & Saturday Shows: $15/ person Students with ID: $10/show Christmas Mystery Dinner Theater Friday, December 2, 2016 Starting at 6:30pm Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Blvd. Grafton, IL 62037 Welcome to a Dickens of a Killing! This hilarious holiday show is full of all of your favorite Charles Dickens characters and features a

little singing, a little dancing and a little murder! What could be more fun? Join us for our Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, where you can be the star of the show! For more information, call (618) 786-2331 ext. 338. Admission: $45/person and includes dinner, show, taxes and gratuity Olde Alton Art & Craft Fair Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:00am to 4:00pm Alton High School 4200 Humbert Rd. Alton, IL 62002 Find all your Christmas goodies at the 26th Annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair featuring a variety of crafters from Illinois and Missouri. Breakfast and lunch will be served and there is free parking. All proceeds benefit the Alton Band and Orchestra programs at Alton Community School District. For more information, call (618) 4746996. Admission: $2/Saturday


People People planner Westport Plaza to celebrate the holidays We s t p o r t P l a z a a n n o u n c e s its exciting line-up of holiday e v e n t s o c c u r r i n g t h ro u g h o u t the month of December. From a visit by Santa to New Year's Eve fireworks, Westport Plaza has something for every family this holiday season. "Each holiday season, we look forward to providing events and attractions that make Westport Plaza a great, familyfriendly destination. Wi t h multiple winter-themed offerings, visitors to Westport will have a memorable holiday experience," said Craig Cobler, Senior Vice President of Development for Lodging Hospitality Management. Throughout December, explore Westport under twinkling lights from the back of a horse-drawn carriage each Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Westport Plaza then wraps up the month (and the year) with a family-friendly fireworks display in the outdoor village to celebrate t h e N e w Ye a r o n S a t u r d a y, December 31st at 6:00 p.m. Free carriage rides will also be available following the fireworks from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Westport Plaza is located at I-270 and Page Ave. We s t p o r t P l a z a i s a h i g h l y recognized 42-acre business and entertainment district in St. Louis. This landmark destination is located at Interstate 270 and Page Avenue and attracts more than 300,000 annual visitors. Westport Plaza has two newly renovated Sheraton hotels and several on-site dining and entertainment options, including: Backstreet Jazz & Blues Club, Bradford's Pub, Dino's Deli, Drunken Fish, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Imo's Pizza, Jive & Wail, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, McDonalds, Patrick's Westport G r i l l , P a u l M i n e o ' s Tr a t t o r i a , Starbucks, St. Louis Bread Company and TrainwreckSaloon.

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Stephenson House Take a journey back in time to an early 19th century Christmas celebration. The 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House ushers in the holiday season with the Christmas Candlelight Tours, November 25 & 26 from 6-9 p.m. A variety of activities are planned to immerse visitors in a truly interactive historical experience. Self-guided tours allow guests to enjoy a leisurely visit of the traditionally decorated rooms while historical interpreters discuss the history of the house and Christmas customs of the 1820s. The dining room transforms into a dance floor offering an opportunity to learn a simple country dance. A storyteller delights children of all ages with tales of Christmas past along with a reading of the famous 1822 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas (also known as Twas the Night before Christmas). Music from the restored 1820 pianoforte encourages guests to sing along to many of their favorite holiday carols. Take a seat at the gaming table to play a hand in a popular 19th century card game known as Whist. Rupert, once again,

thrills with his mischievous antics as he finds out who’s been naughty or nice. And, after the tour, enjoy a cup of hot wassail and a tasty treat served in the detached kitchen. The admission fee is $10 for adults, $5 for children (6-12 years), and five years old and under are admitted free of charge. The 1820 Col Benjamin Stephenson House is a not-for-profit organization. Funds generated through this event will be used to develop educational programs in 2017. The 1820 Colonel Benjamin Stephenson is located at 409 South Buchanan Street, Edwardsville, Illinois. Please call the Stephenson House at (618) 6921818 if you have questions or need further information. Visit us online at www.stephensonhouse.org. The house will be closed during the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Saint Louis Zoo to host kids' film festival The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting Big Eyes, Big Minds— an international film festival

showcasing award-winning films made for kids, about kids and sometimes by kids. The St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival features international animated short films tailored to children age 2 to 18 years. However, adults will find the films equally appealing. A n e x p e r i e n c e d w r i t e r, director and producer of television films, Festival Director M a b e l G a n a l s o p ro d u c e s t h e highly respected Singapore I n t e r n a t i o n a l C h i l d re n ’ s F i l m F e s t i v a l , w h i c h re a c h e s 3 , 0 0 0 children each year. The St. Louis festival will showcase a selection of the best new children’s films from around the world. Its programs include culturally diverse and value-affirming films that kids can connect with. The goal is to expand perspectives and stimulate critical thinking. T h e o rg a n i z a t i o n a l s o w o r k s to cultivate film appreciation, increase knowledge of the craft o f f i l m m a k i n g a n d p ro v i d e a platform for kids to screen their own films. A f t e r e a c h s c re e n i n g , Z o o

Education Department staff will offer a range of crafts and activities related to the animals featured in the films. Dates are Saturdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, 2017 Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Screenings for ages 2 to 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Screenings for ages 5 and up Crafts and activities follow each set of screenings Films will be shown at the Anheuser-Busch Theater at Saint Louis Zoo in The Living World, One Government Drive Admission is $10 per person for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free.

Chirstmas light display set at Our Lady of the Snows The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Shrine staff invite you to the annual Wa y o f L i g h t s C h r i s t m a s D i s p l a y, N o v e m b e r 1 8 t o December 31, 2016 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of

the Snows in Belleville. Outdoors: Over one million white lights are featured along a 1.5 mile route depicting the Journey to Bethlehem. Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides – Petting Zoo – Kettle Corn – The Journey with live animals – S’Mores Fire Pit –Photo Area Carriage Rides by St. L o u i s C a r r i a g e C o m p a n y. Reservations phone number: 314-621-3334 Rides are available: Sunday through Friday (No Saturdays) Visitors Center: Puppet Show –Photo Area – Christmas Tree Display – Community Music Performances – Wreath Display & S i l e n t A u c t i o n – C h i l d re n ’ s Crafts – Story Time Guild Center: You won’t want t o m i s s t h e L e g o ® D i s p l a y, Lego® Maze, Lego® Photo Area and Lego® children’s playroom, presented by Electric Pros. F a m i l y N i g h t Tu e s d a y s : B r i n g t h e f a m i l y a n d re c e i v e discounts on activities. For more information, contact the Shrine at 618-3976700 or 314-241-3400 or visit wayoflights.org

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People People planner Laumeier Sculpture Park announces schedule Laumeier Sculpture Park, located 12580 Rott Road in St. Louis, has announced its upconing schedule. For more information call (314) 615-5278. September 2016–February 2017 Fall & Winter Art Classes & Workshops Laumeier Sculpture Park offers art courses for all ages as multi-day classes and one-day workshops for youth, teens and adults. Art Classes and Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Art Classes and Workshops are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are designed to encourage artistic development and self-expression. Small class sizes provide participants with individual attention; projects are designed to allow participants the freedom to explore their own potential and creativity. Art Classes and Workshops meet at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier. org for more information. September–December 2016 / February–April 2017 Laumeier Teen Program Now in its second year, Laumeier's Teen Program is designed to encourage creative expression in young adults ages 13 to 19, offering workshops and mentoring to assist teens in preparing wellrounded portfolios. The Teen Program meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during the school year (September– December and February–April) at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $60 per month, ages 13 to 19. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier. org for more information. October 24, 2016–January 15, 2017 30th Annual Art Fair Call for Artists More than 12,000 patrons attend Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten media categories: ceramics, fiber/ textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood. All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply. Laumeier uses ZAPP for its Annual Art Fair digital application process. Total event participation is limited to 150 artists. Judges award a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes to those artists achieving excellence, regardless of media category. Jury fees are $35 through November 20, 2016; $45 through January 1, 2017; and $60 through January 15, 2016. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www. laumeier.org for more information. November 5, 2016–January 29, 2017 Exhibition: Mohau Modisakeng Laumeier Sculpture Park presents an indoor exhibition consisting of photographs and videos by South African artist Mohau Modisakeng in the Whitaker Foundation Gallery at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. The Soweto-born, Cape Town-based artist creates lush, elegant photographs and videos that reimagine the black body in contemporary society. Modisakeng

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is often the actor in his simple performances that express issues of rebirth against the historical trauma of colonization and apartheid. This is Laumeier’s second project organized in collaboration with Mark Coetzee, Founding Executive Director & Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, that explores issues of Truth & Reconciliation from two distinctly different historical perspectives. The exhibition runs Saturday, November 5, 2016–Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Curated by Marilu Knode; supported by Adrienne D. Davis, Alison and John Ferring, Patricia Smith-Thurman and the Des Lee Collaborative Vision at the University of MissouriSt. Louis, with assistance from WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town. November 5, 2016–January 29, 2017 2016 Kranzberg Exhibition Series: Alison Ouellette-Kirby & Noah Kirby: Arena Laumeier Sculpture Park presents an outdoor exhibition by local sculptors Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby at the Amphitheater in the Way Field for the 2016 Kranzberg Exhibition Series. The massive structural installation consists of five sheet-metal megaphones with an interactive audio element. Inspired by their previous Tone Deaf series, the artwork incorporates a mechanism that translates and projects visitors’ voices into harmonic gibberish as a response to the flora and fauna in the Park. The exhibition runs Saturday, November 5, 2016–Sunday, January

29, 2017, at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg. November 12 Free Coffee & Conversation: Communication with Nature Join 2016 Kranzberg Exhibition Series artists Alison OuelletteKirby and Noah Kirby as they discuss their newest sculpture at Laumeier, which explores the noise and notions of communication as a response to the flora and fauna at the Park. Laumeier’s Conversation Series provides informal learning opportunities through discussion about new artworks in the temporary exhibitions or legacy artworks in the Permanent Collection. Conversation Series events encourage participants to share ideas and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments are provided. Saturday, November 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the outdoor Amphitheater in the Way Field at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free, ages 18 and up. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. November 12 Susan Cahan Lecture & Book Signing Join Laumeier Sculpture Park for a lecture and book signing by Dr. Susan Cahan, Associate Dean of the Arts at Yale University and author of Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Duke University Press, 2016), in connection with Laumeier ’s current exhibition by Soweto-born, Cape Town-based artist Mohau Modisakeng. Cahan has worked across the country at organizations including the Museum of Modern

Art, New York, and the Peter and Eileen Norton Family Foundation, L o s A n g e l e s . S h e p re v i o u s l y served as the Des Lee Endowed Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for more than five years, where she began this book. Subterranean Books will be on site at the lecture and book signing to sell Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power. Saturday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free, ages 18 and up; registration required. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. November 19 Teen Workshop: GIF Animation Make your very own animated GIF on your cell phone or tablet! Use drawings, found objects or clay to create a short looping video to express your personality (and impress your friends!). Laumeier Sculpture Park’s one-day Art Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Art Workshops are taught by local, experienced ArtistInstructors and are designed to encourage artistic development and self-expression. Saturday, November 19, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $45, ages 13 to 17. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. November 19 Family Workshop: The Sounds That Surround Us Listen to the sounds of the flora and fauna at the Park, and develop the tools to speak back!

Explore different ways to create sculptures that make sounds, and visit our newest sculpture by Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby to hear your own voice turned into a bird call! Laumeier Sculpture Park’s multigenerational Family Programs are a wonderful way for family members to spend quality and creative time together. Children— along with a parent, grandparent or caregiver—explore new artistic media, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. Registration fee includes one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, November 19, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $40, adult with child ages 4 to 12. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www. laumeier.org for more information. December 17 Youth & Teen Workshop: Snow Globes + Winter Miniatures Create your very own winter scene in the form of a snow globe! Learn to manipulate Sculpey® to make forms and decorate the inside of a terrarium with fake snow, trees and your handmade miniatures to make the perfect gift or holiday decoration! Laumeier Sculpture Park’s one-day Art Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Art Workshops are taught by local, experienced ArtistInstructors and are designed to encourage artistic development and self-expression. Saturday, December 17, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $50, ages 8 to 15. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

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Religion Bishops seek humane immigration policies B A LT I M O R E ( A P ) — T h e n a t i o n ' s Roman Catholic bishops on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees, as church leaders begin navigating what will likely be a complex relationship with the new administration. Meeting just days after the election, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving people fleeing violence and conflict "is part of our identity as Catholics" and pledged to continue this ministry. "We stand ready to work with a new administration to continue to ensure that refugees are humanely welcomed without sacrificing our security or our core values as Americans. A duty to welcome and protect newcomers, particularly refugees, is an integral part of our mission to help our neighbors in need," the bishops said. Trump had said during the campaign that he would build a wall on the U.S.Mexico border and immediately deport all 11 million people in the country illegally, though he later distanced himself from that position. In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," he said he would focus on deporting people with criminal records beyond their immigrant status,

"probably two million, it could even be three million." The Obama administration has deported more than 2.5 million people since taking office in 2009, according to the Homeland Security Department. Trump also told "60 Minutes" that his promised solid border wall might look more like a fence in spots. House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected any "deportation force" targeting people in the country illegally. In a speech at the Baltimore assembly, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the bishops' conference, underscored that protecting refugees would remain a priority. He also highlighted an area where the bishops may find more common ground with Trump. Kurtz noted the importance of conscience rights for people who do not want to recognize same-sex marriage or comply with other laws they consider immoral. Trump has pledged to appoint anti-abortion justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and protect religious liberty. "Don't allow government to define what integrity of faith means," Kurtz said. Dozens of dioceses and Catholic charities sued President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers

provide coverage for birth control. On Tuesday, the bishops meeting will elect Kurtz' successor, who will become lead representative from the conference to the Trump administration. After being on the defensive with Obama over abortion, LGBT rights and other issues, some conservative Catholics are optimistic about the chances for a rollback on some policies, such as the birth control rule. Still, they are deeply concerned about the plight of immigrants after a brutal election in which Trump called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals and urged a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. although he later watered down that proposal. American Catholics have a vast network of aid programs for immigrants and refugees, and Pope Francis has put the issue at the core of his pontificate. About 4 in 10 U.S. Catholics are Latino and Hispanics are already a majority in several dioceses. Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis had opposed a request from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now the vice-president elect, that the Catholic church stop settling Syrian refugees in the state. Tobin will be made a cardinal Sunday by the pope. "We've just begun a conversation about

how we're going to move forward," under Trump, said Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, Vermont. Coyne said the bishops have known how to deal with Democrats and Republicans previously in the White House, but "this election has thrown all that out the window." Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, whose archdiocese is about 70 percent Latino, held a prayer service a few days ago to calm parishioners fearful of potential deportation. "They don't know what to make of it, especially many of them who have been here for a long time and they have families," Gomez said. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has tried to reassure local Catholics by pointing back to the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was first elected, and panic spread through the Haitian community. Reagan eventually signed immigration reform that enhanced border security, but also created an opening for some immigrants to stay in the U.S. who had entered the country illegally. "It's time to take a deep breath and continue our advocacy," Wenski said. "If they're going to build a wall, we're going to have to be sure they put some doors in that wall."

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“Place not thy reliance on thy treasures... All are but paupers at the door of His mercy; all are helpless before the revelation of His sovereignty, and beseech His favors.” ~ Baha’u’llah The Bahá’is of Edwardsville warmly welcome and invite you to investigate the teachings of the Bahá’i Faith. For more information call (618) 656-4142 or email: Bahai.Edwardsville@sbcglobal.net P.O. Box 545 Edwardsville, IL 62025 www.bahai.us

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"The Eagle Huntress"

There is an ancient tradition of falconry practiced by the people of Mongolia where burkitshi, or "eagle hunters," train golden eagles to respond to their call and hunt hares and foxes in the frozen landscape. It's a skill and ceremonial practice that's learned from age 13 and has been largely the domain of men. Enter Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl who wants to be an eagle hunter. Her father is one. Her grandfather was too. And it's a family tradition that dates back 12 generations. It's this shy, rosy cheeked and brave little girl whose story to become the first female eagle hunter in her family is lovingly told in the documentary "The Eagle Huntress ," which is sure to inspire and enchant generations of young children with its heartwarming story and stunning locations. It's fitting that the film is narrated (and executive produced) by Daisy Ridley, who shepherded the "Star Wars" universe into a more empowering space for women with her portrayal of the ambitious and self-sufficient Jedi-in-training Rey. Director Otto Bell embeds the audience in Aisholpan's world, which looks both modern and ancient at the same time. She lives with her parents and siblings in a spacious yurt. Her mother cooks and cleans and her father herds goats and cattle across the Mongolian Steppe. Aisholpan helps out with the chores at home and is a top student who hopes one day to become a doctor. But first, she wants to follow in her father's footsteps and train eagles. There is an obvious girl power message in the film that's spelled out loud and clear by both the narration and the framing of Aisholpan's accomplishments. Although her father and mother support her dreams, Bell makes sure to show a room of elder eagle hunters expressing doubts about a woman's ability to perform the job because they lack the necessary bravery and are "too fragile." They might as well be twirling their mustaches for how on the nose it all is. RATED: G by the Motion Picture Association of America. RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Inferno"

By a twist of fate, there are two infernos you can submerge yourself in this weekend. You can either take the Dan Brown audio tour of Florence and Dante's Divine Comedy in Ron Howard's adaptation of the author's "Inferno." Or you can tiptoe around the edges of volcanoes with Werner Herzog, contemplating their mythic power in "Into the Inferno." If one must be sacrificed to appease the movie gods, it's not a hard call. Whether that would be enough to finally extinguish Brown's best sellers and their big-screen counterparts, however, is unlikely. "Inferno" is the third Robert Langdon film, with Tom Hanks reprising the role of the Harvard "symbology" professor whose parlor trick is solving elaborate criminal plots by deciphering great works of art. If his exploits are to continue (and there is good reason to fear they might), I hope he'll eventually be confronted with a puzzle that brings him face to face with a Rothko, leaving him utterly bereft of clues. The first two Langdon movies (also directed by Howard) were cold, soggy soups of conspiracy that served up a very poor man's Indiana Jones, minus the fun but plus a dubious haircut. The filmmakers have skipped one book in the series, perhaps wisely since Brown's "The Lost Symbol" enlists Freemasons as its conspiracy-du-jour, following escapades with the Catholic church and self-flagellating albino monks in "The Da Vinci Code" and the Illuminati in "Angels & Demons." "Inferno" is a better, more simplified thriller than those films. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality." RUNNING TIME: 121 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

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"Loving"

Jeff Nichols' "Loving," about Richard and Mildred Loving, is about simple-minded people, simply being in love. Both born and raised in the hills of Central Point, Virginia, the Lovings wed in 1958. But five weeks later, while Mildred was pregnant, they were roused from their bed at 2 a.m. by a Caroline County sheriff, put in jail and later ordered out of the state for 25 years. In Nichols' tender, graceful film, a love story progresses naturally, beautifully, with sudden, surreal interruptions — like the middle-of-the-night arrest — that play like abductions. And that's essentially what they were. Richard was white and Mildred was black, and that was enough to make their marriage a crime in 1958 Virginia. The Lovings would, after years raising their family in Washington D.C., spark the landmark 1967 Supreme Court ruling, Loving v. Virginia, that unanimously struck down all anti-miscegenation laws and declared marriage an inherent right. But "Loving" has none of the familiar dramatics of a social justice narrative. It's about civil rights revolutionaries who weren't in the slightest revolutionary. The only time "civil rights" is uttered in the film is when a relative of Mildred's advises, while watching Martin Luther King march in far-off Washington: "You need to get you some civil rights" — like she was suggesting a new carburetor. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "thematic elements." RUNNING TIME: 123 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

"Hacksaw Ridge"

Is "Hacksaw Ridge" Mel Gibson's redemption? Is it his atonement, or perhaps his miracle? Don't worry, we won't be making any such weighty theological pronouncements — though these terms have all been bandied about in the run-up to Gibson's first directorial effort in the 10 years since "Apocalypto." That movie came out in 2006, only a few months after news broke of Gibson's drunken anti-Semitic rant, which has plagued his career ever since. But "Hacksaw Ridge," the latest contribution to the canon of big World War II films, doesn't need any redemptive backstory. Whatever you think of Gibson, and whatever your position on the relevance of his personal flaws to his art, his filmmaking prowess is evident. This big, bruising, viscerally violent yet also often moving film should be judged on its merits. "Hacksaw Ridge," starring the goofily appealing Andrew Garfield as the real-life character Desmond Doss, may not be a perfect movie, but it strikes an unusual balance. It's a violent film whose hero — and moral core — espouses non-violence. It's a war film that will also appeal to a faith-based audience. It's a film that at moments can feel relentlessly corny — and a second later, painfully, horribly real. Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist, was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. An Army medic, he refused to touch a weapon, believing he should be saving lives and not taking them. Though his exploits are a matter of record, we won't spill all the details here. After an early introduction to Doss as a boy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we pick up in young adulthood. When war breaks out with Japan, the young man feels compelled to enlist, despite the objections of his loving but abusive father (an excellent Hugo Weaving), a World War I veteran who was ruined by the experience. Doss is also going against the wishes of his new fiancee, Dorothy (fresh-faced Teresa Palmer), who begs him to stay. RATED: rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America "for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images." RUNNING TIME: 138 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

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"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk " is not a war movie in the traditional sense. There are battle scenes, and brothers in arms banter, sure, but like its pioneering technology, on a pure story level "Billy Lynn's" also pushes the boundaries of what we can expect from this genre. The film is a precisely observed portrait of a young man slowly realizing his own trauma and agency over the course of a single football game. In other words, not the movie one might peg to usher in an entirely new way of experiencing images on the big screen, with its hyper-real 120 frames per second. But that's Ang Lee for you, one of the rare filmmakers adept at both embracing and enhancing a story's literary origins with measured spectacle. Adapted from Ben Fountain's 2012 novel, "Billy Lynn's" chronicles a day in an all-too-brief victory tour of a unit of soldiers who faced a particularly harrowing skirmish in Iraq that resulted in the death of one of their own. Billy Lynn (played by the captivating newcomer Joe Alwyn) has been singled out by the media as the one to celebrate. It was he who ran headfirst into the danger and faced hand-tohand combat, all caught on camera. So for a moment he gets to be everyone's reluctant rock star as Bravo Squad is paraded around the most vulgar display of Americanness possible — a Thanksgiving Day NFL game in Texas. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use." RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

"Elle"

"Inverted flame combustion." That's the kind of heat generated by a self-made furnace that makes a late cameo in Paul Verhoeven's highly flammable "Elle," a violently dark comedy in which passion and cruelty burn together in the same perverted, masochistic fire. It begins startlingly, to say the least, with the muffled screams of rape. The noises have ceased when Verhoeven's camera first reveals a masked man, clad in black, standing up from the woman he has just assaulted on her floor. A cat quietly watches. Other films might follow such an abrasive starting point with tears, revenge or justice. But the woman, Michele Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) we later learn is her name, catches her breath once her assailant has fled. She sweeps up the broken glass (with her heels still on), makes herself a bath and calmly orders in sushi before a visit from her son, Vincent (Jonas Bloquet). That Michele isn't shattered by the encounter will lose some who understandably refuse to tolerate any imagining of rape that eludes devastation. Verhoeven, rebuffed by Hollywood, took to France to tell the story, adapted by David Birke from Philippe Dijan's novel "Oh ..." The Dutch-born director of "Basic Instinct" and "RoboCop," here making his French language debut and his first feature in 10 years, has long blurred misogynist exploitation with feminist empowerment. "I supposed I was raped," Michele later tells her friends over dinner. Everyone's jaws drop. She's ready to hear the dinner specials. Michele is too dispassionate for victimhood or, it turns out, many other emotions. As Verhoeven coolly, masterfully unspools the pulpy, dense layers of "Elle," her character comes into relief. With her longtime best friend Anna (Anne Consigny) she runs a successful literary-minded video game company in Paris. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language." RUNNING TIME: 130 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Isabelle Huppert, left, and Arthur Mazet in a scene from, "Elle."

"Elle" an inferno of lust By JAKE COYLE Associated Press "Inverted flame combustion." That's the kind of heat generated by a self-made furnace that makes a late cameo in Paul Verhoeven's highly flammable "Elle," a violently dark comedy in which passion and cruelty burn together in the same perverted, masochistic fire. It begins startlingly, to say the least, with the muffled screams of rape. The noises have ceased when Verhoeven's camera first reveals a masked man, clad in black, standing up from the woman he has just assaulted on her floor. A cat quietly watches. Other films might follow such an abrasive starting point with tears, revenge or justice. But the woman, Michele Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert)

we later learn is her name, catches her breath once her assailant has fled. She sweeps up the broken glass (with her heels still on), makes herself a bath and calmly orders in sushi before a visit from her son, Vincent (Jonas Bloquet). That Michele isn't shattered by the encounter will lose some who understandably refuse to tolerate any imagining of rape that eludes devastation. Verhoeven, rebuffed by Hollywood, took to France to tell the story, adapted by David Birke from Philippe Dijan's novel "Oh ..." The Dutch-born director of "Basic Instinct" and "RoboCop," here making his French language debut and his first feature in 10 years, has long blurred misogynist exploitation with feminist empowerment. "I supposed I was raped," Michele later tells her friends over dinner. Everyone's jaws drop.

She's ready to hear the dinner specials. Michele is too dispassionate for victimhood or, it turns out, many other emotions. As Verhoeven coolly, masterfully unspools the pulpy, dense layers of "Elle," her character comes into relief. With her longtime best friend Anna (Anne Consigny) she runs a successful literary-minded video game company in Paris. She lords over a small army of young, nebbish men. Not days after the rape, she's lecturing them that "the orgasmic convulsions" of a demon character are "way too timid." There is much, much more. Michele is sleeping with her best friend's husband, despite loathing him; caressing her married neighbor's crotch under the dinner table; watching in vain as her son devotes himself

to his attractive but vile girlfriend; growing jealous of her ex-husband's fling; and disapproving of her botoxed mother's affair with a young man. Her mother, wounded by Michele's disgust, retorts, "You always wanted a sanitized version of life." Sex is everywhere around Michele, and nowhere is it aroused by anything like love. "Good in bed," she says, is a phrase she never understood. On top of all this, Michele is the daughter of a mass murderer who, when Michele was 10, slaughtered everyone in their neighborhood. With her father locked away, she too remains a figure of public hate, slandered at the time of the massacre (which culminated in setting fire to their home) by the police and press as a possible collaborator.

Time travel weighs down "Arrival" By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge When I told you last week that I would have liked to have reviewed “Doctor Strange” for you, I wasn’t kidding. I did get myself into a juicy IMAX presentation about a day later and had a great time. It’s a clever picture and uses logic and cognition to portray the superhero, one that Marvel has pulled out of the background to supplement its Cinematic Universe, in the light of genius rather than superhuman power. That he has mastered magic is only one small arsenal that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme brings to the table. He’s oddly engaging and the movie benefits from his cheeky humor. Magic, it seems, is everywhere these days as Box Office returns are healthier than in poor, poor October,

and we’re gearing up for the return to the world of Harry Potter with Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. This week, though, I have a small pit stop for you in the form of “Arrival” a science fiction saga that takes the science part to nice places. And, no, it has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen’s 1996 picture “The Arrival”, one of those lest-we-forget cautionary tales from my childhood that evokes no joy in those who think back on the days of yore, but rather keeps me cringing when I think of aliens whose knees bend backward. Amy Adams stars in “Arrival” as Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistics expert who is recruited by the Army to help solve the puzzling language of a race of alien creatures whose spacecraft have made landfall around the planet. She’s pulled out of her home in the dark of night and

taken to rural Montana (“isn’t all of Montana rural”, asks this Illinoisan?) where she’s allowed to enter the craft by her handler, Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker). Joining her on the entry team is a theoretical physicist named Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), who should stick to his day job as the Avenger with the bow and arrow. Together, but mostly through Banks’s intuition and hard work, the alien beings – who resemble gigantic starfish – begin to make earnest communication in a complex, symbolic syntax that uses hundreds of characters compared to our own alphabet. That it is more akin to hieroglyphics and Mandarin is a good way for the film to branch out of American ideals and broaden its diverse cast to include people from around the world in the search for how to reason with this new intelligence.

In fact, “Arrival” is the first film I’ve reviewed for you since the election of Donald Trump as our next president. The “work together” spirit that comes from this movie would be a good staring place for the new Commander–in-Chief during his first one hundred days in office. The back-biting and sniping and subterfuge that the film also features would not. Instead, the movie jumps the shark from first contact to time travel, a genre of moviemaking that is wholly enjoyable, but infinitely frustrating in its execution. Some movies do a great job of it (“Back to the Future”, “About Time”) while others botch it from the beginning and/or leave us baffled (“Interstellar”, “Looper”). My grievances about this aside, I think that using this trope took a w a y f ro m a s t o r y t h a t w a s progressing nicely on its own. The

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wrap up at the end was a little too neat for a morality play that features a lot of inward looking aftermath for its audience. The movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve, the talented young force behind a couple of other well-made, highly overrated movies from the recent past called “Prisoners” and “Sicario”. Each features a rather strong gut punch in the early goings and works hard to under deliver nearer the end. Still, I see progress in his creative approach and I look forward to what his talent is able to do with the upcoming “Bladerunner 2049”, a sequel way too long in coming. I’m sure it’ll be a spectacle no matter what. “Arrival” runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language. I give this film two and a half stars out of four.

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The Arts Artistic adventures The Fox to host Hip Hop Nutcracker The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker will kick off its second North American tour on November 17, spanning 23 cities including at stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $65, $55, $45, $35, $25 and are available online at metrotix. com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Directed and choreographed b y J e n n i f e r We b e r, T h e H i p Hop Nutcracker is a full-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen allstar dancers, a DJ and a violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, MariaClara and her prince travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story set to the streets of New York. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. “Three years ago, the world premiere of The Hip Hop Nutcracker was a unique holiday event that united hip-hop fans, families, and classical music and dance audiences – so many different people in our community – under one roof. This Nutcracker’s dance crew simply electrified our theater,” said David Rodriguez, NJPAC’s Executive Vice President and Executive Producer. “We are excited to share this new classic with audiences across the country.” The Hip Hop Nutcracker has been called “a truly one-of-akind experience, filled with highpowered choreography and a very modern storyline” by ELLE magazine, while CBS-TV raved, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head, in the coolest possible way.” About Jennifer Weber “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) nominee, Jennifer Weber is the artistic director of the awardwinning, theatrical hip-hop dance company, Decadancetheatre. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company has toured across the US, UK, Russia and France, performing at venues including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Apollo Theater, The Kennedy Center, London’s Southbank Center, The Everyman in Liverpool, New York City Center, Bumbershoot in Seattle and The Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow. She has also c h o re o g r a p h e d f o r A m e r i c a n Express, Uber, Ulta, L’Oreal Matrix, Reebok, Philosophy, Marc Jacobs, CK2 and UK TV show, Blue Peter. Recently she choreographed the US premiere of Bryony Lavery’s Stockholm at Stageworks/Hudson, Trouble: A New Rock Musical at NYMF and was a contributing choreographer to James Brown–Get On the Good Foot for The Apollo Theater/US Tour with director Otis Sallid. Currently, Weber is the creative director for the 2016 tour of Bring it! Live (Lifetime). Weber and The Deca Crew were featured

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on Season 2 of TruTV’s theatrical competition series Fake Off. About NJPAC New Jersey Performing Arts C e n t e r ( N J PA C ) , l o c a t e d i n downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts E d u c a t i o n p ro g r a m s , N J PA C is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors (including over 1.5 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. NJPAC is a proud partner of Newark Celebration 350. To learn more: njpac.org.

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular coming to St. Charles The Family Arena is thrilled to announce that the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular is coming Thursday, December 15 at 7:30pm. The show will be performed with a The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Tickets go on this Friday, September 23 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at The Family Arena Box Office, www.MetroTix. com or by calling 1-314-534-1111.

For more information, visit www. CirqueMusica.com. Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular is a fun filled family holiday event featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with all-time favorite holiday songs performed by a live orchestra. Cirque Musica is a concert and visual experience where audiences journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer, too! The show blends the spell-binding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest holiday music of all time. Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great Holiday music LIVE while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience. Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular is produced by TCG Entertainment. Don’t miss the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectecular in St. Charles at the The Family Arena, Thursday, December 15 at 7:30pm for 1 show only. Be sure to friend Cirque Musica on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Fox selling 2016-17 tickets Tickets for upcoming shows at the Fox are available online at MetroTix.com, by phone at 314534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box office. Upcoming shows include: "Annie" * December 2–4, 2016

"Finding Neverland * December 6–18, 2016 "An American in Paris * January 17–29, 2017 "Something Rotten" * February 7–19, 2017 Roundabout Theatre Company’s "Cabaret"* March 7–19, 2017 "Motown the Musical" * March 21–26, 2017 "The Illusionists" * March 31–April 2, 2017 Disney’s "The Lion King" * April 19–May 7, 2017 "Dirty Dancing" * May 12–14, 2017 "Rent" * May 19–21, 2017 "Mamma Mia!" * July 28 – 30, 2017

The Hett announces 2016-17 schedule The 2016-2017 season at McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts celebrates the arts with a multicultural line up of performers hailing from Ireland to Inner Mongolia, as well as a bestselling author and family favorites. “’McKendree Presents’ is the premiere arts and culture series in Southern Illinois. Each year we aim to entertain, move and inspire our audience. Our eleventh season is no exception,” said Peter Palermo, director of the Hett. Reserved seats will be available to the public starting on Sept. 6 at noon, however Friends of the Hett can purchase tickets June

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The Arts Arts calendar Friday, Nov. 25 Kramer Marionette TheatreL The Night the Toys Came to Life, Kramer Mariennette Theatre, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Runs until Dec. 31, 2016 Fun Home, The Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Runs until Nov. 27, 2016 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 22, 2017 Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mark Bradford, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 Self-Taught Genius: Treasures f ro m t h e A m e r i c a n F o l k A r t Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mark Bradford, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to

5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 Self-Taught Genius: Treasures f ro m t h e A m e r i c a n F o l k A r t Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 27 Audubon and Beyond, St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Last Stage (Ostatni), Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kramer Marionette TheatreL The Night the Toys Came to Life, Kramer Mariennette Theatre, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Runs until Dec. 31, 2016 Fun Home, The Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mark Bradford, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis

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Davenport's German American Heritage Center hosts holiday exhibit For The Edge The new exhibit, “The Untold Story of Santa: Behind the White Beard”, is open at the German American Heritage Center, 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities and the German American Heritage Center have come together to create an exhibit about the one and only Santa Claus. The exhibit is free to visit and will include photo ops, elf workshops, find the pickle prizes, and more! Visitors will learn about the different types of Christmas and representations of Santa across the world, all while enjoying the festive atmosphere. The exhibit contains three themes; History of Santa, Santa in Germany, and Santa around the world. You might ask, "I thought Germans had almost all the same traditions as Americans?" This is one of many questions that will be answered in this exhibit. The Santa exhibit is suitable for all ages, young and old, and there will be something for everyone. The exhibit will only last until January 8th, so hurry and come see it soon! The German American Heritage Center itself is turning its building into Iowa’s largest Advent calendar! Starting December 1, they will light up a different window like an Advent calendar until the 24th. Permanent Exhibit In the German American Heritage Center ’s interactive, audio-visual, intergenerational permanent exhibit, it takes visitors on an exploration of what it was like to be an immigrant to the Quad Cities area in the 1800s. The exhibit begins at an era 2,000 years before Germany unified. The exhibit progresses through several

interactive and intergenerational experiences from immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center (GAHC), which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s. The second half of

the exhibit shows contributions to the region by immigrants, and highlights daily life, from recreation, family life, religion and organizations. Built around the late 1860s, the GAHC location appears to have had its earliest history in the hostelry

enterprise. Around 1872, the thirtyroom hotel was a popular spot for many immigrants, visitors, and farmers who came to Davenport. Its German character as a “Gast Haus” lasted well into the early years of the twentieth century. This building is the last remaining immigrant hotel

of the 1800s in the region, one of six surviving immigrant hotels in the country, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. GAHC Hours/Admission The German American Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm. Admission is $5 adults; $4 for ages 60 and up; $3 for ages 6-17. For more information, visit www. gahc.org or call 563-322-8844. The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa. Discover these and many more marvels on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. Contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at www.visitquadcities.com. The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.

Pictured are views of The Untold Story of Santa: Behind the White Beard, which is on display at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa. Photos for The Edge.

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McHenry County offers Christmas tree cutting the old-fashioned way.

Looking for a little nostalgia to go with your Christmas tree? For The Edge If you love the experience of strolling through an evergeen forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree, the perfect place is McHenry C o u n t y, w h i c h g r o w s m o r e Christmas trees than any other part of Illinois. It's just an hour northwest of Chicago, so pile the kids into the car for a day-trip or a weekend getaway. Look over the list below, and begin your holiday tradition with a trip to one of these Christmas tree farms. Most open the day after Thanksgiving and some remain open through December 23. All provide saws. Some have pre-cut trees, too. Most will shake and bale your tree and help you secure it to your car for the ride home. Many also offer wagon rides, hot drinks, snacks, wreaths and garland. All accept cash and checks; a few accept credit cards. For driving directions and more info, check the websites or phone numbers. CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS Ben's Christmas Tree Farm, 7719 Ryan Rd. & 16324 Capron Rd., Harvard. Nine varieties of

organically-grown, pesticide-free trees from 6-15 feet: fir, spruce and pine, from $5 to $9 per foot. Wreaths and garland, available at the farm, may also be ordered online for delivery anywhere in the continental US. Horse-drawn wagon rides, gift shop, Santa Claus, farm animals, free cocoa and coffee. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving and weekends through December 18, and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, December 2, 9 & 16. Checks and cash. www.BensTreeFarm.com Bill's Friendly Evergreen Tree Farm, 3102 W. Miller Rd., Spring G ro v e . S i x v arie tie s o f p ine , spruce and fir from $50. Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, this farm offers a backwoods atmosphere. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving and weekends t h ro u g h D e c e m b e r 1 8 . w w w. BillsFriendlyEvergreenTreeFarm. weebly.com Cal & Shan's Christmas Tree Farm, 14216 Thayer Rd. & 3509 Lily Pond Rd., Woodstock. Ten varieties of spruce, fir, pine, $50. Rooted live trees for planting after Christmas.

Gift shop. Open one weekend only, December 3 & 4. www. CalAndShans.com Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm, 13616 Ill. Rte. 176, Woodstock. Dozens of varieties of trees in every shape and size, $56. Free cocoa and coffee, tractor-drawn wagon rides. Open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., November 26-28. www.GrandpasTreeFarm. com. Holly Jolly Tree Farm, 4919 Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. You-cut Scotch pine, plus pre-cut Fraser fir. Petting zoo, wagon rides, gift shop, free cocoa. Open: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 10, 11 and 17. 815-385-9627. Oney's Tree Farm, 16608 U.S. 14, Woodstock. The oldest and largest tree farm in Northern Illinois, with more than 60,000 trees on 60 acres. Fraser, Concolor and Douglas fir; Austrian, White and Scotch pine; Colorado, Norway and Serbian spruce. You-cut, pre-cut or rooted for later planting. Weekend horse-drawn wagon rides, bakery, lunch, cocoa, Mrs. Claus in her North Pole house. Wreaths, garland, decorations, gifts. Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November

25 through December 11. www. OneysTreeFarm.com Pine-Apple Tree Farm, 309 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Ten acres of you-cut Black Hill and Colorado blue spruce; Scotch pine; Douglas and Canaan fir, from $65. Pre-cut Wisconsin Frazier fir. Open 9 a.m. to dusk the day after Thanksgiving and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to dusk Sundays, through December 18. Checks and cash. www.PineAppleFarm.com. Pioneer Tree Farm, 4614 Pioneer Rd., McHenry.Organically-grown pine, juniper, spruce and fir for more than 40 years. All trees $50. Tractor-drawn wagon rides, free cocoa and coffee in the warming house, handmade decorations. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving and weekends through December 18. Checks and cash. www.PioneerTreeFarm.com. Richardson's Tree Farm, 9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove. More than 90,000 trees on 75 acres: Scotch and white pine; spruce; Fraser, Concolor and Canaan fir. Most trees $68; select trees $29; precut trees up to 12 feet priced per foot. Fresh fudge and free coffee

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and cocoa daily in the heated barn with wreaths, garlands, decorations and indoor restrooms. Tractordrawn wagon rides on weekends, plus fresh donuts and kettle corn. Free shaking and baling. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., November 26 through December 23. Checks, c a s h a n d c re d i t c a rd s . w w w. RichardsonAdventureFarm.com. PLAN A CHRISTMAS TREE GETAWAY Round out your day-trip with lunch or dinner at a nearby restaur an t. O r tur n it into a weekend getaway by choosing a hotel with an indoor pool and pizza delivery. McHenry County is just an hour's drive northwest of Chicago, bordered on the north by Wisconsin, and on the south by I-90. The Fox River winds down from the Chain of Lakes through the towns on the eastern side of the county, while country roads meander the western side. For visitor info, including lodging and dining options, phone 8158 9 3 - 6 2 8 0 o r l o g o n t o w w w. VisitMcHenryCounty.com . Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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Travel Brown County will celebrate December For The Edge Brown County, Indiana is a year round vacation destination, where artists and adventurers alike are drawn to the rustic beauty and quiet charm. Brown County Events Calendar – December 2016 E v e n t : B 3 G a l l e r y P re s e n t s “Everyday Magic” Date: December 1-31 Time: Regular business hours Place: B3 Gallery (61 W. Main St., Nashville, IN) Phone/Website: 812.988.6675 Admission: Free About: B3 Gallery presents Everyday Magic, a show featuring the mixed-media sculptures, fairy doors, and paintings of local artist Mark Schmidt! The show will run from November 10 through December 31. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 4-8 p.m. Mark Schmidt studied painting and illustration at IU and Herron School of Art. In Everyday Magic he works to combine fantasy and story in a unique collection of new work he calls Fairy Winkle. Event: Santa’s Zip N’ Sip at eXplore Brown County Date: December 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-23 Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays) Place: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat Phone/Website: 812.988.7750 / www.explorebrowncounty.com Admission: See website for more info About: Ho Ho Ho, Santa is at eXplore Brown County to zip with your family and find out if you've been good! Santa will share the beauty of the winter landscape in the Brown County hardwood forest. Perhaps you will even catch a few snowflakes as you soar 90 feet in the air across the frozen lake. Take photos with Santa, sit on his lap, and tell him what you are dreaming of for the holidays. Santa will end the tour with a cup of hot cocoa in Harvest Hall. Don't forget the marshmallows! HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Event: WRAPS Date: December 1, 15 Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Place: Brown County Public Library (Meeting Room A, Lower Level) Phone/Website: 812.720.0870 For media inquiries, contact: Aubrey Sitzman Brown County C o n v e n t i o n a n d Vi s i t o r s Bureau 812-988-3482 asitzman@ browncounty.com Admission: Free About: Do you like to write or read and would like to share with others? The Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS) invites you to join them on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Event: 39th Annual Children's Christmas Benefit Auction Date: December 2 Time: 6 p.m. Place: Out of the Ordinary Phone/Website: 812.345.3930 About: Head to Out of the Ordinary restaurant for Brown County's 39th Annual Children's Christmas Benefit Auction. Proceeds from auction items ensure that children in need that live in our community have a new item of clothing for Christmas. Event: Believe – A Brown County Christmas Date: December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 Time: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.

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Place: Brown County Playhouse Phone/Website: 812.988.6555 / www.browncountyplayhouse.org Admission: $20.50 / $19.50 About: Enjoy a special live holiday music revue - all new for 2016! Wonderful voices, colorful costumes, special effects lighting, and all your favorite holiday classics! Presented by Golden Ticket Productions. Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Beer and wine sold in the auditorium. Event: Santa Train Date: December 2 Time: 8:30 p.m. Place: Helmsburg, IN / Helmsburg Road Phone/Website: 888.596.2121 / www.inrd.com/santa_train.aspx Admission: Free About: Kids of all ages are invited to climb aboard and visit St. Nick on his very own express train, presented by the Indiana Rail Road Company! Event: 17th Annual Reindeer Romp Date: December 3 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Brown County State Park Phone/Website: 812.988.9622 / www.browncountyymca.org/ Admission: $20 - $25 About: Grab your shoes and participate in the 17th Annual Reindeer Romp, an 8K run or a 5K run/walk, at the Brown County State Park. Everyone is welcome to run or walk in the event - the more the merrier! Bring your family and friends, grab your reindeer antlers and participate in this fun event for a great cause! Pre-register online or register the day of the race. Event: Breakfast with Santa Date: December 3, 4 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Place: Brown County Inn Phone/Website: 812.988.2291 / www.browncountyinn.com Admission: Adults $10.75; children 5-11 $6; children under 5 are free About: What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Santa! Enjoy the Brown County Inn's hearty breakfast buffet while the kids visit with good ol' Saint Nick. Drawings for gifts, a hot chocolate bar, and more! Adults $10.75; children 5-11 $6; children under 5 are free. Event: Farm-to-Fifth Tours at Bear

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offers a variety of unique and brightly lit floats traveling through the Village of Nashville. Make plans to enjoy an evening of parade fun! Hot chocolate and cookies will also be offered at various sites throughout the Village. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to the Light Parade. Donation sites will be located throughout the Village or you can give your toy to a float representative in the parade! Donated toys will be dropped off to the local Salvation Army for distribution to Brown County families in need. Event: Quaff N’ Brew Beer School Date: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Big Woods Village Phone/Website: 812.988.6000 / http://quaffon.com Admission: $5; $10 to add a pint glass About: Do you love beer? Ever wonder how beer is made? Want to learn the difference between porter and stout or lager and ale? Big Woods is offering an exciting class designed to teach you all about the world of beer. Event: Stuff-a-Stocking Date: December 3 Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Place: Downtown Nashville Phone/Website: 812.988.4882 / www.browncountygives.org Admission: $20 includes commemorative Christmas stocking (presale online); $25 day of event About: Children are invited this Christmas to follow a map to 30 local Brown County merchants to gather treats, ornaments, toys and more to stuff their Christmas stocking provided by the Brown County Community Foundation. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this annual event. Ticket holders receive a commemorative Christmas stocking and a map to the participating merchant locations. Tickets sell out quickly to this festive and fun event. Get yours today! Event: The Polar Express – Movie at the Playhouse Date: December 3 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Brown County Playhouse Phone/Website: 812.988.6555 / www.browncountyplayhouse.org Admission: $6 / $5 About: Animated holiday classic

movie! A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Event: Steele’s Country Christmas Date: December 4 Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Place: T. C. Steele State Historic Site (4220 TC Steele Road, Nashville, IN) Phone/Website: 812.988.2785 / www.tcsteele.org Admission: $7 adults; $5 seniors; $2 child (5-12); children 4 and under free About: Go back in time to the early 1920s, when the Steele's celebrated the holidays at the House of the Singing Winds, inviting neighbors and friends into their home. St. Nicholas will visit the Large Studio at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, where children and families can have their photographs taken with him. Visitors will have the opportunity to make ornaments and small, hand-crafted gifts. There will be live music and refreshments as well. Event: The Metaphysical Jesus Date: December 6 Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Place: Brown County Public Library (Meeting Room A, Lower Level) Phone/Website: 812.720.0870 Admission: Free About: During the month of December we celebrate the birth of a great historical man who still influences the world thousands of years later. Guest speaker Rick Clayton will be sharing how Jesus is Metaphysical. Event: “Wine-down Wednesday” at the Hobnob Date: December 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Place: Hobnob Corner Restaurant (17 W Main St Nashville, IN) Phone/Website: 812.988.4114 / w w w. s t r i n g d a n c e r . c o m / home/locations/hobnob-cornerrestaurant/ About: Since mid-2013, guitarist Jeff Foster has been holding court on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at one of Brown County’s oldest and best-loved dining establishments, the Hobnob Corner Restaurant. Dipping into his eclectic repertoire of classical, jazz, flamenco, movie themes, popular tunes and original compositions, the inviting, downhome ambiance of the Hobnob comes alive with the exciting sounds of Jeff’s nylon-string guitar. Select a nice wine at a discounted rate to go along with a fabulous entree and some great music! Event: Creekside Holiday Open House Date: December 9 Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Place: Creekside Retreat (2450 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN) Phone/Website: 812.200.3157 / http://creeksideretreat.net Admission: Free About: Head to Creekside Retreat for some holiday fun for the whole family! Ride the Nashville Express Holiday Train, visit with and have your picture taken with Santa and the Grinch, decorate cookies, have s'mores around the fire pits, and enjoy some tasty refreshments! Come see everything that's been done to make Creekside Retreat an extra special place!


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AMBURG, Germany (AP) — For centuries, the port city of Hamburg was a powerhouse in maritime trade. These days, Germany's secondlargest city is still the country's main entry point for exotic goods. But it's also a magnet for foodies, fans of the arts and folks who prefer to wander rather than powerwalk their way around a new destination. Attractions include a chocolate museum, a historic warehouse district and river boat rides. J u s t re m e m b e r i n H a m b u rg you're never far from the water — including the kind that falls f ro m t h e s k y, s o g o w i t h t h e flow and bring an umbrella. ••• FEAST YOUR EYES, TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS Maybe you want to start small. Really small. In Hamburg's old warehouse district an indoor model railway called the Miniatur Wunderland stretches across two floors and t a k e s v i s i t o r s o n a h u m o ro u s journey around the world. Book tickets in advance: h t t p : / / w w w. m i n i a t u r wunderland.com/visit/ticket/ . The warehouse district, or Speicherstadt, was once a free port and its distinctive red brick buildings on timber foundations helped the area gain UNESCO World Heritage status in 2015. It's hardly a museum though. The warehouses are still used to store goods from around the globe and with a little patience visitors can watch Persian carpets and sacks of spices being loaded and unloaded using old-fashioned pulley hoist systems. Hamburg has a long tradition of appreciating coffee. Enjoy a good brew at one of

several coffee roasters around town, including Nord Coast C o f f e e R o a s t e r y, h t t p : / / b i t . ly/2eWC4uo . At Hamburg's chocolate museum, Chocoversum, learn about the origins of chocolate, what makes a good bean and even try your hand at creating a unique bar of your own. Tours during the week are in German but English-language t o u r s a re av ailab le w e e ke nds . Book in advance via https:// www.chocoversum.de/en/ . ••• A DAY ON THE WATER Start exploring mankind's complicated relationship with the sea on dry land at the International Maritime Museum in the warehouse district. It features replicas of ancient ships, including a Phoenician g a l l e y a n d a Vi k i n g d r a g o n boat, as well as equipment that helped sailors navigate the seas before GPS and satellite phones, http://www.imm-hamburg.de/ international/en/ . Once you're ready to set sail — so to speak — walk or take a subway to the Landungsbruecken. During the week these p i e r s a re u s e d b y c o m m u t e r s traveling into Hamburg on public boats. For a modest fare, hop on the No. 62 for a ride down the river Elbe, passing some of Hamburg's impressive maritime industry and not a few towering cargo ships along the way. Step off at Neumuehlen and head downriver past the charming old sailboats to the Oevelgoenne beach for pizza and a hoppy beer, or coffee and cake, at a riverside cafe or bar. ••• A NIGHT ON THE TOWN The Reeperbahn is Hamburg's notorious red light district. A t n i g h t i t t r a n s f o r m s f ro m a quiet street into a gaudy, neonlight affair filled with bars, live music venues and seedy entertainment.

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If you're out all night, greet the day at Hamburg's legendary Altona fish market. Business starts at 5 a.m. April to October, in winter the market opens at 7 a.m. Don't arrive too late as stalls shutter around 9:30 a.m. ••• GRAND BURGERS AND HIGH CULTURE For centuries Hamburg was dominated by a tightknit ruling class known as the First Families, whose members h a d a c q u i re d a s u p e r i o r f o r m of citizenship that made t h e m G ro s s b u e rg e r — ' g r a n d burgers.' With the title came lucrative economic and political rights that they used to amass great fortunes and shape the city in ways th at can still be seen i n H a m b u rg ' s c e n t e r w i t h i t s Venice-like arcades and bridges, fancy shopping streets and lakeside promenade. F ro m t h e u n d e rg ro u n d s t o p Rathaus, take a stroll past the imposing town hall toward the B i n n e n a l s t e r, o r I n n e r A l s t e r,

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Music Tuning in Family Arena to host Beach Boys, Temptations Family Arena to welcome The Beach Boys and The Temptations on their Surf & Soul Tour April 23, 2017. The Beach Boys: Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They were centerstage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. On one day alone—July 4, 1985—they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. The Temptations: For more than fifty years, The Te m p t a t i o n s h a v e p ro s p e re d , propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, many of which...”My Girl,” for instance...attained immortality. “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”...the hits kept coming. The current lineup consists of: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, Willie Greene Jr. Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at www.metrotix.com. P r i c e s : $ 1 2 5 ( F ro n t F l o o r ) , $85 (Rear Floor & Lower Level Sidelines), $59.50 (Lower Level End Zone & Upper Level Sidelines), $45 (Upper Level End Zone) To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314-534-1111. For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636896-4234. Please call The Family Arena event hotline at 636-896-4242 for more information, or visit our web site at www.familyarena.com.

Sheldon to present Mayor Taylor The Sheldon presents Mayor Taylor, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 and 7 at 10 a.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Coffee and pastries are served, starting at 9 a.m., in the beautiful Louis Spiering room. Mayor Taylor creates a rich mixture of traditional styles, from jazz to folk to spirituals, and a generous dash of original material. Lydia Ruffin and Charlie Pfeffer have been singing together for more than 30 years, pleasing audiences with their easy harmonies. Mike Tiefenbrun’s bass enriches their

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SLSO announces Live at Powell Hall series Tickets go on sale today for the St. Louis Symphony’s 2016-2017 Live at Powell Hall concerts. These concerts deliver a wide range of musical entertainment for all audiences. Performances include: • A Gospel Christmas with Richard Smallwood December 8, 2016 7:30 PM Be warmed this holiday season with an evening of soul-stirring Gospel music with the Grammy Award-winning STL Symphony, guest vocalist Richard Smallwood and IN UNISON Chorus, led by director Kevin McBeth. Presented with support from the Monsanto Fund. • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00pm Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00pm Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00pm

Back by popular demand! Get into the holiday spirit with the Grammy-Award winning music of Mannheim Steamroller performed by the St. Louis Symphony. • Mercy Holiday Celebration Presented by Mercy Friday, December 16, 2016 2:00pm & 7:30pm Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:00pm Join the STL Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus for concerts full of timeless holiday classics and, of course, a special visit with jolly ol’ St. Nick. See why over 10,000 St. Louisans make this their annual holiday tradition! • Disney in Concert – Tale as Old as Time Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00pm Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:00pm Join the STL Symphony for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Exploring iconic moments from romantic fairy tales, this musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal and love conquers all. • BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 2016 7:30 PM Ring in the New Year with Music Director David Robertson and the STL Symphony for the annual New Year Eve’s Celebration. Enjoy an enchanting evening full of magical music and unforgettable surprises! • Lift Every Voice: Black History Month Celebration February 17, 2017 7:30 PM

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“Shut the Folk Up and Listen” featuring Keller Williams and Leo Kottke will be presented at 8 p.m. on March 9, 2017 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Tickets are $46 orchestra and $42 balcony and are available at MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visit TheSheldon. org. Starting in January 2016, Keller Williams started collaboration with Leo Kottke by playing 24 “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” tour dates across the country. For this tour Williams goes back to his roots, and with just an acoustic guitar, shares the stage with one of his musical idols, flat picking six and twelve string guitarist Leo Kottke. This unique evening of music features solo sets by both artists and spontaneous collaborations between the two. In Williams’ words, “The ‘Shut the Folk Up and Listen Tour’ is an interesting night at the theater. It starts with one of my acoustic heroes, Leo Kottke. Playing his signature 6 and 12 string Taylor guitars, he effortlessly takes the audience on a journey through his mind by way of his hilarious stories and warm acoustic perfection, just as he has for the past several decades. I’m honored to join him for the last few songs of his set which then leads into

Wash U. to host Great Artists Series Yefim Bronfman is “a fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding” (Wall Street Journal). Nathan Gunn is a baritone “with unmistakable star power” (Opera News). Pianist Jonathan Biss “radiates a confidence solidly based on prodigious technique” (Washington Post). Next year, Washington University in St. Louis will welcome three of the brightest stars in the classical firmament to the 560 Music Center as part of its new Great Artist Series. Presented by the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, the Great Artist Series aims to fill a gap in St. Louis’ otherwise exceptional classical programming. “ N o o t h e r v e n u e o r g ro u p regularly hosts high profile solo recitals,” said Todd Decker, chair of music. “An entire repertory of classical music is simply missing from the live music scene. We want our students, especially those studying piano, to have access to recitals at the same high level they do for symphonic, chamber and choral music. “The Great Artist Series will offer something unique to the university and to the larger community,” Decker added.

“Our goal is for live classical music to be an integral — indeed essential — part of student life, as well as a lifelong habit that continues beyond the college years.” Schedule The Washington University Great Artist Series will begin Feb. 9, 2017, with Jonathan Biss performing music of Robert Schumann, György Kurtág, Frédéric Chopin and Johannes Brahms. The series will continue April 23 with Yefim Bronfman performing music of Béla Bartók, Schumann, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky. Nathan Gunn will conclude the series May 5 with music of Schumann, Samuel Barber, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Charles Ives. Jonathan Biss Known for virtuosic energy and control, Biss has drawn worldwide praise for the “balance between clarity and wildness” (Kansas City Star) that he brings to both classic and contemporary works. His numerous albums include several recordings of Schumann as well as two short Kurtág pieces, included on “Piano Sonatas” (2009), which NPR Music named one of its best albums of the year. A prolific writer, Biss is author of the best-selling ebook “Beethoven’s Shadow” (2011) and “A Pianist Under the Influence” (2012), a tribute to Schumann. His online course “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas” has reached more than 100,000 people in more than

160 countries. Yefim Bronfman One of today’s most “incisive and exhilarating” (Chicago Tribune) pianists, Bronfman is renowned for his commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts. He has appeared with leading orchestras and given solo recitals in major halls around the world, including his acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Bronfman is a three-time Grammy nominee and winner, in 1997, for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti, with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other honors include the 1991 Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to an American instrumentalist. Nathan Gunn Following his breakout performance in Opera Theatre of St.

Louis’ 2002 production of Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet,” Gunn has emerged as a much sought-after baritone, praised by Opera News for his impressive arsenal of “robust legato climaxes, snarly macho lower notes and beautiful, floating upper tones.” A frequent recitalist and distinguished concert performer, Gunn has appeared at major opera houses around the world. His recordings include the title role in the Grammy-winning “Billy Budd” (2008) with Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra; the first complete recording of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Allegro” (2009); and the Grammy-nominated “Peter Grimes” (2004) with Sir Colin Davis and London Symphony Orchestra. Tickets Subscriptions to all three recitals are $90 and include premier reserved seating, post-concert receptions with the artists (when available), and all ticketing fees.

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of friends. Fun and creative menu and huge line of beers on tap and in bottles. Enjoy your meal sitting on a couch in front of a fire. The real all-star here are the bacon and jalapenó deviled eggs on the appetizer menu. The LuBar & Bistro 911 Fairfax St. Carlyle Pretty cool place to chill out and have a good dinner. The dining area is separated from the bar, as this establishment is split into two levels. The LuBar nachos are arguably the best nachos I’ve ever had and the pulled pork sandwich is a winner. Check out the full breakfast menu also and don’t forget to order some ice cream from the ice cream bar before you leave. Fazzi’s Bar and Restaurant 1813 Vandalia St. Collinsville Opa! You’ll probably hear this a few times here as patrons order the signature appetizer dish, Saganaki, consisting of breaded goat cheese which is doused in oil and set on fire. This Greek and Italian restaurant is very affordable and has some great choices, including the Mousaka. The gyro plate isn’t bad either.

901 N. Hwy 67 Florissant Good Mexican restaurant with a large menu. It’s great for a date spot with quiet secluded booths. Check out the fajitas or the create your own menu. It also offers a full bar. Castelli’s Restaurant at 255 3400 Fosterburg Rd. Alton This place is a staple in Alton. It’s a great place to take a date due to the intimate setting. Great food, make sure to check out the fried chicken and their awesome house salad. It also has plenty more to choose from. Geno’s 140 Club 120 W. Bethalto Blvd. Bethalto It is a great place to wind

down at the bar and watch the game with a burger and fries or head to the back dining area for a nice, quiet dining experience. It offers an extensive menu, from burgers, to steaks, to Mexican, to Italian. Make sure to check out the Geno’s stromboli and the line of horseshoes available. The pork tenderloin sandwich is pretty good, too. Fast Eddie’s Bon Air 1530 E. 4th St. Alton Check out the cheapest food around in a fun atmosphere. Order a Fat Eddie Burger or a Big Elwood and make sure to scarf down some peel and eat shrimp, all for under $10. Also includes great live entertainment and plenty of drinks. I warn you, it does get a little packed. Sunday afternoons

are great, a little less of a crowd and usually a pretty good band. Ragazzi’s Restaurant 4945 Daggett Ave. The Hill This is a great place to get Italian cuisine and wine and dine a date. Call ahead, you may have to get reservations. It’s a little expensive, but it’s worth it. On the drink side, don’t miss out on trying a fish bowl. LaFonda Mexican Restaurant 2310 Troy Rd. Edwardsville Be prepared to get your food quick and delicious. There is a huge menu to pick from. The fajitas and chimichangas are great. It also offers a good build-your-own portion of the menu and nothing will hurt your pocket book too bad either.

Roma’s Pizza 121 E. Bethalto Dr. Bethalto This is a treasure in Bethalto. Fantastic pizza, some of the best in the metropolitan area. Always packed so be prepared to wait, but it’s worth it. Make sure to check out the bosco sticks also. Mini Corral Hamburgers 1500 Main St. Alton Small shack that serves great mini burgers, French fries and onion things. Nothing special on aesthetics, get your food in a greasy white box but its been a staple in Alton for a long time. King Louie’s Drive-In S. 6th St. Wood River This is an old-style drive-in restaurant where you can still order your meal from you car. Great burgers and fries and make sure to check out the fried cauliflower. T h e i r ro o t b e e r s o d a i s a l s o fantastic. There is also a dining area where you can go inside. Bigelo’s Bistro 140 N. Main St. Edwardsville It has classic sandwiches and a cool atmosphere to have lunch or chill out with some friends. It can get a little pricey for what it is, but it’s well worth it. Make sure to check out the Pigggelo and the Chicken Guy for a couple of great sandwiches. Cleveland-Heath 106 N. Main St. Edwardsville Great place for a dinner date, intimate seating and the eclectic menu is amazing. Expect a wait, it gets busy. Plenty of unique creations to choose from, but make sure to check out the awesome sweet potato fries. A must to try here is the beignets off of the dessert menu. They practically melt in your mouth. Prepare to pay, it’s a little pricey. Ruiz Mexican Restaurant

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Evening and Weekend support available by appointment

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692-0182

November 24, 2016

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Inspirational Shopping & Dining Destination Minutes from Edwardsville. Here are a few reasons to visit... Featuring a fine selection of clothing and accessories designed by Brighton~Treska Keren Hart~ Yushi Erin London Montanaco

The Monticello House Boutique at Josephine’s

Tea Room NOW OPEN on Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas

Josephines

Luxurious Decor

Delectable Desserts

6109 Godfrey Rd. • Godrey, IL 62035 • 618.466.7796 Hours:Tea Room Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm • Call for Reservations Gift Shops Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-4:30pm

Tea Rooms • Gift Shops • Fred’s Shed

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November 24, 2016

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