May 17, 2018 Vol. 15 No. 38
Cheetah cubs on display page 3
Civil rights exhibit on the move page 4
Harvard Milk Days page 8
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Public appearance Zoo’s cheetah cubs on display.
On the move
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What’s Happening Friday, May 18 Cardinals vs Phillies, Bob Gibson Pitching Rubber Giveaway, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Feast-of-Ale, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, 6 to 9 p.m. The Lemp Haunted Neighborhood Walking Tour, St. Louis Paranormal Research Society, St. Louis, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Peanut Butter & Jam Festival, The Square, Highland, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Jaycee’s Carnival, Central Park, Bethalto, 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 The Land of Goshen Market, Downtown Edwardsville, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Downtown Alton Pup Crawl, The Brown Bag Bistro, Alton, 1 p.m. Cardinals vs Phillies, Replica 1968 NL Championship Ring Giveaway, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. STL Horticultural Society Show & Sale, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Solar Saturday, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Signings at the Museum with Julian Javier, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gateway Wine Fest, Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, 3 to 7 p.m. Scoops of Fun, The Magic House, St. Louis, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maifest at The Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haunted Alton YWCA Overnight Investigation, Alton, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Broken Spoke Brew Ride, Recess Brewing,
Edwardsville, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ignite Series Racing, Gateway Kartplex, Gateway Motorsports, Madison, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. GCHS 12th Annual Car Show, Granite City High School, Granite City, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jaycee’s Carnival, Central Park, Bethalto, 1 to 11 p.m. Ladies Day Out, The Loading Dock, Grafton, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Red Berries and Bluegrass Festival, Trinity Gardens & Homestead, Mascoutah, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try Sailing Day, Carlyle Sailing Association Harbor, Carlyle, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Town Market, Downtown Belleville, 7:30 to 12 p.m. Elsah Spring Festival, Elsah, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 Cardinals vs Phillies, Rawlings Kids Baseball Glove Giveaway, Busch Stadium, 1:15 p.m. St. Jacob Strawberry Festival, Township Park, St. Jacob, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kid’s Day, Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jaycee’s Carnival, Central Park, Bethalto, 1 to 8 p.m. Elsah Spring Festival, Elsah, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 25 Italian-American Days, Benld City Park, Benld, 4 to 11:30 p.m.
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People Young cheetahs move to public display For The Edge On Friday, May 4, the eight 5-month-old cheetah cubs and their mother began having access to the public habitat in River ’s Edge at the Saint Louis Zoo during operating hours; however, there will be no set viewing schedule. Bingwa and her cubs are exploring their habitat at their own pace and can choose if they want to come out or stay behind the scenes. Because the Zoo is dedicated to caring for animals, providing them with the option of privacy is an important part of their quality care. On November 26, 2017, for the first time in Saint Louis Zoo history, a cheetah gave birth to eight cubs. The three males and five females were born at the Saint Louis Zoo River’s Edge Cheetah Survival Center. The mother and her cubs remained in their private maternity suite behind the scenes at River’s Edge for several months after the birth. In over 430 litters documented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), this is the first time a female cheetah has produced and reared on her own a litter of eight cubs at a zoo. The average litter size is three to four cubs. Four-year-old Bingwa (pronounced BING-wah), which means “champion” in Swahili, continues to be an exemplary mother, according to the cheetah care team. “She has quickly become adept at caring for her very large
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The eight cheetah cubs born in November at the Saint Louis Zoo now have the opportunity to roam freely and meet zoo visitors. litter of cubs — grooming, nursing and caring for them attentively,” says Steve Bircher, curator of mammals/carnivores at the Saint Louis Zoo. At 5 months old, the cubs now weigh about 25-30 pounds each. They were given Swahili names by the animal care staff: • Moja (MOH-jah), female — means one • Mbili (BEE-lee), male — means two • Tatu (TAH-too), male — means three • Nne (NNN-eh),
female — means four • Tano (TAH-noh), male — means five • Sita (SEE-tah), female — means six • Saba (SAH-bah), female — means seven • Nane (NAH-neh), female — means eight Bingwa is on loan to the Saint Louis Zoo from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore., and nineyear-old father Jason is on loan from White Oak Conservation in Yulee, Fla. The birth of these eight cubs is a result of a
breeding recommendation from the AZA Cheetah Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program to manage a genetically healthy population of cheetahs in North American zoos. “We’ve brought together cheetahs from great distances to continue this important breeding program,” says Bircher. “These handsome cats add genetic diversity to the North American Cheetah SSP population.” Since 1974, the Zoo has
been a leader in cheetah reproductive research and breeding. Over 50 cubs have been born at the Zoo’s Cheetah Survival Center. Historically, cheetahs have ranged widely throughout Africa and Asia. Today, fewer than 8,000 cheetahs inhabit a broad section of Africa and less than 100 cheetahs remain in Iran. Over the past 50 years, cheetahs have become extinct in at least 13 countries. The main causes of cheetah
decline are human-cheetah conflict, interspecific competition and lack of genetic diversity. To help protect cheetahs in the wild, the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation of Carnivores in Africa is working with its partners in Tanzania and Namibia t o c o o rd i n a t e c h e e t a h conservation efforts, including education, research and other programs to mitigate human-cheetah conflicts. “Cheetahs are frequently persecuted for killing livestock. Our conservation partners are finding ways to improve the lives of local herders by providing education opportunities, food and medical supplies, so they can live peacefully with cheetahs and support their protection,” says Bircher. Photos and more information can be found at stlzoo.org/cheetahcubs, and on the Zoo’s social media sites facebook.com/ stlzoo, twitter.com/stlzoo, instagram.com/stlzoo, youtube.com/stlzootube and pinterest.com/stlzoo. About the Saint Louis Zoo Chosen as America’s top free attraction and best zoo in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the Saint Louis Zoo is widely recognized for its i n n o v a t i v e a p p ro a c h e s to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research and education. One of the few free zoos in the nation, the Zoo attracts more than 3,000,000 visitors a year.
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People Civil rights exhibit on the move For The Edge The Missouri History Museum’s popular exhibit, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, saw more than 260,000 visitors before closing on April 15, 2018. Due to the popularity and community impact of this exhibit, the Missouri History Museum has partnered with area institutions in order to share the powerful stories found in the exhibit with the St. Louis community for years to come. The bulk of the #1 in Civil Rights exhibit- labels of text, photographs and graphics – will travel to local institutions including the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Griot Museum of Black History & Culture, the University of Missouri –St. Louis and the Northwest Academy of Law and Social Justice. The Urban League will be the first to showcase the panels in an exhibit in their Vaughn Cultural Center on Grandel Square in the Grand Center Arts district. “As we move forward to the next 100 years, we must first preserve the history from the last 100 years as it exposes many fundamental lessons learned,” said Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League. The Urban League, which is celebrating its centennial in 2018, hopes to have the show open to the public in July and it will run through February of 2019. The panels will then go to the Griot Museum and the
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Panels as seen in the #1 in Civil Rights exhibit which had been featured at the Missouri History Museum. The exhbit now travel to other institutions where it will be displayed. University of Missouri –St. Louis, which have partnered to showcase panels from the exhibit at a number of different locations at the museum and on the USML campus. In addition to showcasing the panels, both organizations have a full slate of proposed programs to continue to tell the St. Louis civil rights story in new ways. “Our collaborative use of the exhibit will do more than simply extend the life of this powerful and popular exhibit,” said Lois Conley, the founder and executive director of the Griot. “We will give it new life by reconfiguring
its elements according to e x p a n d e d i n t e r p re t i v e frameworks and supplemental interpretive material that will be contributed by students, historians, and members of St. Louis’s African American community.” The Missouri History Museum’s partnership with the Northwest Academy of Law and Social Justice, a St. Louis public high school, will give local students the opportunity to create their own civil rights exhibit. Beginning next fall, Museum staff will teach students public history methods and approaches that will help them create
an exhibit using both elements from #1 in Civil Rights and their own artwork and panels. “We are at a time in the history of this country where the children are rising up and creating the kind of future they want to live in,” said Krista Germann, the school’s social studies department chair. “#1 in Civil Rights can be the inspiration and the blueprint for the action our children take to create the St. Louis they want to live in.” The Missouri History Museum is committed to telling the stories of everyone who has called the St. Louis region
home through exhibits, programming and partnerships such as these that allow the institution to share the history of this region beyond Museum walls. “So much of this history had been forgotten. We w a n t e d t o m a k e s u re these stories were never f o rg o t t e n a g a i n , ” s a i d Jody Sowell, director of exhibitions and research for the Missouri History Museum. “We are proud of the partnerships we have made with the Griot, UMSL, Northwest, and the Urban League, we are excited to see what they do with the panels, and we are committed to continuing
to tell these stories at the Missouri History Museum in new and exciting ways.” In addition to these partnerships, the Missouri History Museum is developing a traveling banner show based off the #1 in Civil Rights exhibit that will be available to libraries, community centers, and other public institutions. The show will be available for travel in October. Groups interested in hosting the show should e-mail exhibits@mohistory. org. About #1 in Civil Rights The fourth most-popular exhibit in the Missouri History Museum’s more t h a n 1 5 0 - y e a r h i s t o r y, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis was on display at the Museum from March 11, 2017 – April 15, 2018. The exhibit examined the local civil rights movement and the city’s leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice. #1 in Civil Rights uncovered a history that’s compelling and complex, but that all too often has been overlooked in the telling and retelling o f t h e l a rg e r n a t i o n a l narrative. That narrative includes four precedentsetting Supreme Court civil rights cases that originated in St. Louis— possibly the most to ever re a c h t h e H i g h C o u r t from one source. It also included events and battles that had a significant and lasting impact, as well as live performances from Missouri History Museum ACTivists.
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The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) announced the return of the popular Redbird Express bus service from St. Clair Square for the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals season. Bus service will be available for all St. Louis Cardinals home games. Parking in Downtown St. Louis for games can range from $15-40 or more. In addition, St. Clair County Transit takes the stress out of game day traffic, bridge construction, parking, gas expenses and more, by allowing game goers to sit back and enjoy the ride to and from the game. Details on the 2018 Red Bird Express are available at www.ssctd.org. Busses will depart from St. Clair Square, near the water tower, 2.5 hours before game time as busses fill, with the last bus leaving one hour before the game begins.
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People planner Litchfield Tourism Office announces schedule
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People planner Events planned in Alton area
The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced theAlton, IL 62002 Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise Saturday, May 12, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday, May 19, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Grafton Harbor 215 W. Water St. Grafton, IL 62037 (618) 786-7678 Cruise the river, learn its history, and view its geographical features during the River Rambler Tours on the Hakuna Matata, a 49-passenger all weather tour boat. The first level of the boat is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally air-conditioned and heated. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering 360 degree views of the river and surrounding bluffs. Tours set sail from Grafton Harbor. Call (618) 786-7678 for tickets and more information. Admission: Adults: $18, Seniors: $16, Children 4-17: $9, Children 3 and Under: $4.50 Alton Little Theater: Camelot May 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 ,18, 19 Starting at 7:30pm May 13, 20 Starting at 2 p.m. Alton Little Theater 2450 N. Henry Street Alton, IL 62002 (618) 462-3205 The beautiful and haunting tale of of idealism, love, honor and chivalry and the men and women who strive to make their country better and stronger. A classic tale to inspire a new generation and once again embrace the magic of King Arthur’s days in his mystical kingdom. For more information, call (618) 462-6562. To purchase tickets, call (618) 462-3205. Admission Adults: $17, Students with I.D.: $10 Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market Saturdays in May - October 8:00am to 12:00pm Corner of Landmarks and Henry Landmarks Blvd Alton, IL 62002 There will be an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, locally-raised hormonefree meat, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations and more at the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market. Admission is free for shoppers and there is plenty of parking at its new permanent location in the city-owned parking lot at the corner of Landmarks and Henry Street. Bethalto Jaycee Carnival Thursday, May 17, 2018 Starting at 5:00pm Bethalto Central Park 213 N. Prairie St. Bethalto, IL 62010 (618) 377-8051 Every year, the Bethalto Jaycees bring their four-day carnival to Central Park in May. The event features carnival games and rides, food vendors and live music. For more information, call (618) 377-8051.
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May 17, 2018
Travel Harvard Milk Days in 77th year For The Edge This one-of-a-kind festival had its start during World War II when the McHenry County town of Harvard had seven dairies processing milk from hundreds of surrounding farms. Back then, Harvard billed itself the “Dairy Capital of the World,” and when local farmers revved up production to meet the increased demands of the war, the town built a music stage and held a street dance to thank them. Today’s Harvard Milk Days has grown from that humble beginning and ranks as the longest ongoing hometown festival in Illinois. This year, tens of thousands of fun seekers will make their way to this community just south of the Wisconsin state line June 1-3 for the 77th annual celebration. Preliminary events get underway weeks in advance with the crowning of the Milk Queen, the Prince and Princess Contest, Big Wheel and bed races and a golf outing, capped off by the Youth Parade on May 31. Featured events in Milky Way Park include tethered hotair balloon rides; milk drinking contest; demos on the care, feeding and milking of cattle; adult and junior cattle shows; and cow chip lotto. Additionally, there are carnival rides, food court, fun runs and walks, petting zoo, exotic animal exhibit, chain saw carving, live bands, talent show, antique tractor show, tractor and equipment exhibits, auction, Knockerball, and gala firework shows each evening. The two-hour Milk Days Parade on Saturday afternoon, June 2, struts down Ayer Street, which is whitewashed and dubbed “Milky Way.” Admission to the Milk Day grounds is free, but some events require a fee and/or registration. For a full list of events, dates and
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Harmilda stands watch year-round at a busy intersection in downtown Harvard, Ill. Her name comes from Harvard Milk Days. times, log on to www.MilkDays. com or phone 815-943-4614. McHenry County is just a 60-minute 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 information, lodging and dining options throughout McHenry County, go to www. VisitMcHenrycCunty.com, e-mail email@example.com,
or call 815-893-6280. Follow on Ins tagram and Facebook @ v i s i t m c h e n r y c o u n t y. F o r a free digital McHenry County 2018/2019 Insiders Guide, click here www.VisitMcHenryCounty. com/RequestInformation . Harvard is located an easy
driving distance from Chicago, Rockford and Milwaukee at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 14 and Illinois Route 173. From Chicago, you can hop aboard Metra for Milk Days events, too. The Harvard depot is within walking distance of all festival activities.
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Art for the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis’ 10th anniversary gala.
CMSSL plans 10th anniversary gala For The Edge The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) adds another level of excitement to “Notes From Hollywood – The Sequel” their Tenth Anniversary G a l a c e l e b r a t i n g M a e s t ro L e o n a rd Slatkin on May 21, 2018 in the Sheldon Concert Hall at 7pm. St. Louis icon Ozzie Smith will join the festivities to honor Slatkin and welcome the couple back to St. Louis as permanent re s i d e n t s . C M S S L’ s E x e c u t i v e a n d A r t i s t i c D i re c t o r, M a rc G o rd o n i s “so pleased to have Ozzie Smith join
us in honoring Leonard Slatkin as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Chamber Music Society of St. Louis on May 21st. These two iconic figures have been wonderful Ambassadors for our city.” The pair hit it off after Slatkin, a diehard Cardinals fan, threw out a first pitch at Bush Stadium. Smith participated in activities at Powell Hall with Slatkin and both shared departures from their respective St. Louis organizations the same year, 1996. This program will reprise the Notes From Hollywood theme from the 2013 St. Louis and 2014 Chicago
performances, featuring chamber music written by Hollywood film composers. In addition to the musical entertainment, Slatkin will share stories and the history of the music and composers, many of whom were regular visitors in the Slatkin home as he was growing up in Los Angeles. Slatkin and Smith will collaborate to have some fun with a Leroy Anderson fav o rit e p ie c e fe at uring an almost extinct instrument…The Typewriter. Hosts for the gala include Centene Charitable Foundation, Honorary Chairman Noémi K. Neidorff, Co-Chairs
Thomas R.re` and Carol J. Voss along with Committee Cho-Chairs Miran Halen and Mary Forsyth and Faith Berger. Gazelle Magazine and Town & Style are the media sponsors for the event. V I P p a c k a g e s f o r t h e e v e n t a re available and include valet parking, p re - c o n c e r t c o c k t a i l s , p o s t - c o n c e r t dinner by Butler ’s Pantry, and a copy of Slatkin’s book “Leading Tones” in addition to the main concert program. Concert Only tickets are also available a n d o n s a l e n o w. Ti c k e t s c a n b e purchased through their website.
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Artistic adventures The Book of Mormon” returning to The Fox
Back by popular demand, “The Book of Mormon” returns to St. Louis for a limited engagement May 29 – June 3 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Singleare on sale now. Tickets will be available at the Fabulous Fox box office (531 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103), all MetroTix outlets, by visiting www.metrotix. com or by calling 314-5341111. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 314-535-2900. “The Book of Mormon”features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time E m m y Aw a rd - w i n n i n g creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. “The Book of Mormon”is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey P a r k e r, R o b e r t L o p e z , Matt Stone), Best Book ( Tr e y P a r k e r, R o b e r t Lopez, Matt Stone), B e s t D i re c t i o n ( C a s e y Nicholaw, Trey Parker), B e s t F e a t u re d A c t re s s (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle
Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical. “The Book of Mormon”features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. The Original Broadway Cast Recording for “The Book of Mormon” winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
Harry Potter Film Concert Series returning
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Powell Hall with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert on September 14, 15 and 16, 2018, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert on April 12, 13 and 14, 2019, the fourth and fifth films in the Harry Potter series. The SLSO will perform the magical scores from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while each film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films,
in 2016. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer ’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than half a million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over sixh u n d re d p e r f o r m a n c e s across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter is mysteriously
entered into the Triwizard Tournament, a grueling contest among three wizarding schools in w h i c h h e c o n f ro n t s a dragon, water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in Lord Voldemort’s grasp. All will change when Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and face challenges beyond their imagining. Winning both the International Film M u s i c C r i t i c s AWA R D (IFMCA) and ASCAP
Film and Television Music Award for the score, the rich tapestry of music composed by Patrick Doyle (Brave, Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility) brought fresh emotional gravitas with darker melodic undercurrents as Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione face these new adventures. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort is back, but the Ministry of Magic tries to keep a lid on the truth
– including appointing a n e w, p o w e r - h u n g r y Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts Tickets go on sale April 18, 2018 at 10:00am via www.slso.org and 314534-1700 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert and Harry Potter a n d t h e O rd e r o f t h e Phoenix in Concert. For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, please v i s i t w w w. harrypotterinconcert.com.
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Arts calendar Thursday, May 17th
Coast 2 Coast LIVE Artist Showcase -All Ages Edition at Fubar, St. Louis, 9 p.m. A Streetcar Named Desire at The Grandel Theater, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Installing A Museum Collection Talk, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis 11 a.m. Meet Me in the Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 5 to 7 p.m. Composer Spotlight Series: Bernstein, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 7 to 8 p.m. Camelot, Alton Little Theater, Alton, 7:30 p.m., runs through May 20th.
Friday, May 18th
The Phantom of the Opera, Fox Theater, St. Louis, runs through May 20th. Installing A Museum Collection Talk, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 6 p.m. Unfolding Beauty & Beyond: Korean Screen Painting Lecture, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 7 p.m. Story Telling in the Museum, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.
A Fistful of Hollers Comedy Dinner Theater, Lemp Mansion Restaurant, St. Louis, 7 to 10 p.m. The Muny Centennial Gala Show: An Evening with the Stars, The Muny, St. Louis, 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Art on the Square, Downtown Belleville, 5 to 10 p.m.
Square, St. Louis, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Evening with C.S. Lewis, Playhouse at Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 4 to 7 p.m. Art on the Square, Downtown Belleville, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th
The Phantom of the Opera, Fox Theater, St. Louis. Family Sunday, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 1 p.m. Battle of Fort San Carlos Commemoration, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 2 p.m. Art on the Square, Downtown Belleville, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Phantom of the Opera, Fox Theater, St. Louis, runs through May 20th. H e ro e s & Vi l l a i n s G ro u p S h o o t , Graffiti Wall, Lenore K Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, 12 to 5 p.m. Storytime with 222 Artisan Bakery, Afterwords Books, Edwardsville, 11 a.m. Gallery Talk - The Essence of Pure Expression, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, 2 to 3 p.m. La Traviata, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dog Days in the Looking Glass, Looking Glass Designs of Lafayette
Sunday, May 20th
Monday, May 21st
2008: How did we get here?, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22nd
Story Telling in the Museum, Missouri
History Museum, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23rd
Film & Fashion: Matisse in the South of France Lecture, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 24th
T h e G e n i u s o f E a r t h D a y, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 25th
SLAM Underground: ACTION, St. Louis Art Museum, 7 to 10 p.m. S t o r y Te l l i n g i n t h e M u s e u m , Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. La Traviata, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Jon Meacham, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, 7 to 9 p.m.
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“Avengers: Infinity War”
QuickGlance Movie Reviews
The scale of “Avengers: Infinity War,” of course, isn’t a departure for Marvel. It’s an apotheosis. But is it possible to supersize what is already colossal? “Infinity War,” which brings together more than 30 significant characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and enough spandex to clothe a small nation, is a little like launching an invasion after the war was already won. Despite assured dominance, Marvel has gone nuclear. “Infinity” is an interesting word for the Marvel machine, which sets much of its development pipeline a decade in advance. Never-ending is indeed how the superhero era of blockbusterdom sometimes feels, both to its fans and its critics. Even Steven Spielberg, who once said superheroes will eventually go the way of the western, recently signed on to produce a DC Comics film. But the title refers to the six “infinity stones” scattered around the universe, each conveying a power of sorcery, like the time-warping one held by Doctor Strange. They are dearly sought by Thanos, the indestructible Titan warlord, who rules over much of space but would like all of it. With all the McGuffins — er, stones — he can, with the snap of his fingers, wipe away half of the universe’s beings: a rapture to cull an overgrown herd, he envisions. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.” RUNNING TIME: 149 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
The title character of Jason Reitman’s “Tully” descends not from the clouds, carried by an umbrella in the wind, but glides cheerfully through the front door on a black night. She arrives just as Marlo (Charlize Theron), the mother of two plus an unplanned-for newborn, is reaching the limits of exhaustion. “Tully,” directed by Jason Reitman and penned by Diablo Cody, isn’t a song-singing fantasy like “Mary Poppins.” It lives in the unglamorous and sleepless postpartum haze of breast pumps and swaddles. But like “Poppins,” ‘’Tully” is a fantasy of parenthood — a homely fairy tale about a haggard mother who’s feeling her younger, former self slip away. It’s well into “Tully” before we meet Marlo’s savior: a 26-year-old night nurse (Mackenzie Davis), for whom Marlo’s wealthier brother Craig (Mark Duplass) has paid. He promises night nurses, who arrive in the evening and stealthily depart before sunrise, are “like ninjas” capable of reordering Marlo’s sleep-deprived life. Marlo is less sure. “You can’t just outsource your life,” she says. But her life is punishing. Her tantrumthrowing son Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica) is labeled “quirky” by his school, but they mean worse and they want him transferred out. Her husband Drew (Ron Livingston) is little help, oblivious to Marlo’s hardship. After work, he mostly zones out playing video games. RATED; R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “language and some sexuality/nudity.” RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.
Garry Marshall’s 1987 comedy “Overboard” might not have gotten the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home. Whether it was because of cable repeats, my parents’ taste, the irresistible charms of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the (endearingly) absurd premise, or some combination of all of it, it’s one that we held in high regard and would often quote. “It’s a hell of a day at sea, sir” was a favorite as was “My life is like death, my children are the spawn of hell and you’re the devil.” It was a daunting prospect when a remake was announced, but I was cautiously optimistic. Anna Faris is a gifted comedian, and the gender-flipping seemed as viable an excuse as any to dust off the story of an amnesia-stricken billionaire who gets a karmic taste of working class life and, you know, learns some stuff along the way. Plus, they’d decided to diversify, casting Eugenio Derbez, a star in Latin America, as the wealthy jerk. Sadly, and perhaps inevitably, the 2018 “Overboard “ pales in comparison. Not only do its two stars have zero chemistry with each other, but the story goes out of its way to over-explain and over-justify the preposterous premise, adding needless complications (like a whole sideplot about his family’s business) and motivations to make everyone more likable and empathetic. The result is very much the opposite: A sterilized sitcom full of forgettable characters that makes poverty look like a Target ad and romance as fun as a drugstore greeting card. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “suggestive material, partial nudity and some language.” RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.
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Movies “Tully” goes down easy By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge C o m i n g i n f a r, f a r b e h i n d t h e massive second weekend box office of “Avengers: Infinity War” was the little-seen/little-heralded “Tully”, a story about new motherhood and the explosion of emotions that accompany it. I’m not qualified to write on this subject other than by having an association within my large family full of good moms. It’s appropriate that the week leading into the Mother ’s Day holiday features a female-friendly option for moviegoers that I could liken to “Mary Poppins” for adults. Fortunately, it goes down as easy as a sippee cup full of Chardonnay. It’s also a tremendous milestone in the resume of its principal production team, as you’ll see below when I give you a recent movie history lesson. Marlo (Charlize Theron, the consummate professional who gained
fifty pounds for this performance) is nine months pregnant with her third child and not coping very well with the “blessing” that’s taking its toll on her fragile life. She’s in a secure, mundane marriage with Drew (Ron Livingston) and she’s got two other kids that she loves dearly, but whose foibles are as exhausting for her as they for every parent out there. Sarah (Lia Frankland) is smart and popular, but she’s also loud and incredibly impatient, especially with her little brother, Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica), a “quirky” boy with some clearly outrageous, but mysteriously undiagnose-able, social a n x i e t y d i s o rd e r. H e s h u t s d o w n when loud noises or strange foods pop up. He’s struggling at school and is hyper-focused only in his inability to pay attention. Marlo sees a happy, well-adjusted little boy in him, but she can’t convince others to see past his behavioral problems. When little Mia comes along, Marlo’s house of cards takes a table leg bang in the form of her
late night feedings, incessant crying, and Diaper Genie marathon. Now, the stakes may not be anything for Marlo that any mom hasn’t experienced at one time or another, but her situation changes when her rich brother (Mark Duplass) hires here a ‘night nanny’, one who takes care of your baby while you’re sleeping, e n s u r i n g t h a t y o u ’ r e , y o u k n o w, actually sleeping. In this case, the nanny is the titular Tully (Mackenzie Davis), a Bohemian free spirit that launches into Marlo’s life and helps her find everyday cures for the sleeplessness, exhaustion, health, and happiness plagues that are eating her alive. She’s even a talented baker, housecleaner, and marriage counselor. Think of her as a twenty-something Mrs. Doubtfire with a pixie haircut and smoky eye. Tully and Marlo bond during her month with the family in a way that is deeply personal, uniquely funny, and charmingly frank. A vague, Poppins-ian ending works, though it
mildly unsatisfying to anyone not a fan of mermaids. Director Jason Reitman, a promising new voice more than a decade ago that has always delivered on a compelling finished product, first got my attention w i t h “ T h a n k Yo u f o r S m o k i n g ” , his breakthrough in ‘05. Two years later he first paired with screenwriter Diablo Cody on her inaugural script to make “Juno”, the story of a high school pregnancy, into an Academy Award winner. In 2009 he produced her “Jennifer ’s Body” (a cheeky horror film) and they brought Charlize Theron i n t o t h e m i x w i t h 2 0 11 ’ s “ Yo u n g Adult”. It took seven years, but the band is back together with Reitman, Cody, and Theron doing the bulk of the heavy lifting - though truthfully there’s not much - in “Tully”. “Tully” runs 96 minutes and is rated R for language and some sexuality/ nudity. I give this film one and a half stars out of four.
“RBG” entertains and inspires By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press That was the question — only partly in jest — that circulated back in early 2017 when President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The idea — for liberals, anyway — w a s t h a t R u t h B a d e r G i n s b u rg had better stay healthy, or the court’s precarious balance would be lost. We l l , a f t e r w a t c h i n g “ R B G , ” a n engrossing, entertaining and unabashedly adoring new documentary about the now-legendary justice — seemingly a fullfledged pop culture hero at this point — it starts to feel like maybe we’re the ones who need the kale. Those who closely follow Ginsburg, now 85, may already know that she works out with a personal trainer, but here we see her actually doing a plank, for what seems like a full minute. Yes, she does pushups too. (Her friends quip that they can’t even do half a
pushup — either half.) It’s no wonder that the term “superhero” is applied to Ginsburg early in the film, by no less than Gloria Steinem. But in a way, that term doesn’t do the justice’s story justice. Because s u p e rh e ro e s c o m e b y t h e i r s t a t u s magically. Ginsburg, we learn here, had to fight every inch of the way, with grit and tenacity and creativity and optimism and lots of all-nighters, over often stunningly difficult obstacles. The best parts of this film show us not how “cool” she is but how hard she worked, and how much she wanted what she got. Di re c t o r s Ju lie C o he n and Be ts y West gained impressive access to their subject, with everything from intimate family photos and video to interviews with her children and granddaughter. But we begin with her 1993 confirmation hearing, where she first presented herself to the nation, announcing: “I am a Brooklynite, born and bred, a first-
generation American on my father ’s side, barely second-generation on my mother’s.” We then go back to examine her roots. Education was a huge priority in Ginsburg’s family; it was where she had her early successes, and a value she obviously passed on to her own children. (“Do your homework,” her daughter says when asked what her mother used to tell her. “Don’t disappoint us.”) We learn that the young Ruth Bader was quiet, polite, determined. “She didn’t do small talk,” says a friend. Ruth Bader excelled at Cornell University, where she would meet the love of her life, Marty Ginsburg. The film provides ample proof that this was a truly unusual partnership, based on love and mutual respect as well as Marty’s willingness to give his wife’s career precedence over his. “He was the first boy I ever knew who cared that I had a brain,” Ginsburg says in the film.
Ginsburg went on to Harvard Law School, where she was one of nine women in a class of over 500. Even then, the dean asked the women “why they took a seat that could have gone to a man.” She made Law Review her second year, an accomplishment all the more incredible because she was simultaneously doing her own work, taking care of her baby in the afternoons, and doing her husband’s law school work for him at night because he was suffering from cancer. She finished her studies at Columbia, and found that despite her accomplishments, no law firm would hire her. Cohen and West do a deft job of reminding us just what the situation was like for women in the early ‘60s, when Ginsburg was starting out. And then they show us how slowly, job by job and case by case, Ginsburg went about her life’s work fighting gender discrimination — “like knitting a sweater,” a friend explains.
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Tuning in ‘70s rockers coming to St. Charles
Back by popular demand, Rock Of The ’70s returns with an all-new line-up! It promises to be an evening of St. Louis classics as April Wine, The Babys, Savoy Brown, and the Pat Travers Band share the stage for one night only. Don’t miss what promises to be an amazing night of rock-nroll – Friday, October 5 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969. According to the band, they chose the name ‘April Wine’ simply because members thought the two words sounded good together. The band went on to release more than twenty albums and record St. Louis favorites such as “I Like To Rock.” “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen,” “Roller,” and “Just Between You And Me.” April Wine has forged a live performance reputation which still sees them drawing devoted crowds across Canada and around the world more than forty years after taking their first steps into the hard rock spotlight. Born in 1976, The Babys took on the classic rock world head first with a full stage musical experience, giving rise to what quickly came to be known as their ‘signature sound’. Billboard chartclimbers like “Every Time I Think of You”, “Midnight Rendezvous” and “Isn’t It Time” helped to launch them into worldwide recognition while also helping to carve out their permanent place in music history. After a successful run from 1976-1981, THE BABYS disbanded, but are thrilled to be back after a three-decade absence! Co-founders Tony Brock (drums) and Wally Stocker (lead guitar) launched a nationwide talent search at the end of 2012 to find the right lead vocalist, additional guitarist, keyboardist and iconic Babettes to capture and complete the full richest of the classic sound of THE BABYS, which they found in lead vocalist/bassist John Bisaha, guitarist Joey Sykes, keyboardist Louis Middleton and The Babettes; Holly Bisaha and Elisa Chadbourne. Originally called the Savoy Brown Blues Band, this group can rightly take credit for cutting the farewell anthem of the 1960s British blues boom, in the form of a modern blues aptly titled “Train to Nowhere.” One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back
to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today. Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of highquality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio’s during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full-blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade. Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at www. metrotix.com. To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314534-1111. For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636-896-4234.
Celtic Thunder to appear at The Fox
Following today’s performance on The Today Show, the multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder announce their 75 city CELTIC THUNDER X tour throughout the US and Canada. The epic live show begins September 12th in Hartford, CT and includes a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $76, $66, $56, $46 and are available online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Celtic Thunder fan club members have the unique opportunity to preorder tickets, beginning on March 26th. For info on the fan club and this special offer, go www.celticthunder.com/fanclubmembership/. The CELTIC THUNDER X Deluxe Double CD, Deluxe Double DVD packages were released earlier this month and celebrate the international supergroup’s 10th Anniversary. CELTIC THUNDER X reached # 1 on the Amazon, iTunes and Billboard World Music Charts. The brand new music from the set will be performed on the CELTIC THUNDER X tour. CELTIC THUNDER X is also a public television special that airs on PBS during the month of March. Check local listings for airing dates/times of the CELTIC THUNDER X special.
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“The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men.” ~ 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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Tuning in SPIRITS” in 2008, The New York Times predicted” this may be the year ’s most unlikely major label story.” Now, ten years later with six full length albums and four EPs under their belt, the group will hit the road to celebrate and invite fans to join them on the “One Shot Tour.” Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of Straight No Chaser’s official fan club beginning Tuesday, May 8th; all remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 11th. For complete ticket information and other news, please see www.sncmusic. com/tour. Tickets are $62.50, $59.50, $49.50, $44.50 and $34.50 and may be purchased online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office.
Straight No Chaser coming to The Fox
Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of their upcoming “One Shot Tour” with dates in the US and Europe. The tour will make a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming tour coincides with the 10th Anniversary of Straight No Chaser signing with Atlantic Records and the release of their debut album, “HOLIDAY SPIRITS” after a video of the group performing “12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube and became the most viewed video of 2007. U p o n t h e re l e a s e o f “ H O L I D AY
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The City of Edwardsville is accepting applications from current law enforcement officers for lateral transfer into the Edwardsville Police Department. Candidates must have either completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course to be certified as an Illinois police officer, or be able to become certified within 90 days of hire. Candidate must be currently serving as a police officer and have held their current position for at least two years. Applications are available at www.cityofedwardsville.com/hr. Deadline to apply: May 25, 2018. EOE
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