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#5544 hosting fish fries at St. Jude Parish (Corner of 1st. Ave and Edgewood Rd. NW)

FRIDAYS

MEAL INCLUDES

February 27th – April 3rd from 5 - 7:30pm. ADULTS ............... $7.00 SENIORS ............ $6.00 AGES 5-12 .......... $4.50 5 & Under ............FREE Eat-in or take out

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baked or fried fish potato veggie slaw applesauce roll and beverage

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Maguire: Wizard of words L. Frank Baum was a little one-sided when he first wrote “The Wizard of Oz” in 1900, which as you all know, is the tale of an innocent young girl named Dorothy, who is tormented by the evil Wicked Witch of the West in the Land of Oz.

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Gregory Maguire took on the amazing task of exploring the other side of the story in “Wicked: The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” “Wicked” offers another perspective on the story of Oz we all grew up with. Maguire takes events, characters and plot points from the original Wizard of Oz and presents them through a different lens. No longer is Dorothy an innocent young girl. And the Wicked Witch, whose name is Elphaba, is not that horrible evil villain you always thought. She’s simply misunderstood. (An interesting side note, Maguire came up with the name “Elphaba” from the initials of L. Frank Baum, L.F.B.).

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25% OF PROCEEDS GO TO ST. PATRICK’S FLOOD RELIEF WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 6PM - 2AM

LET’S GET ROCKED!

Live Music Every Fri. & Sat. No Cover Before 10PM

Wednesday’s

$5 Bottomless Cup Night Karaoke with Alyssa

Thursday’s

$3 Cover • Free Mixed Drinks All Night

Friday, April 3

Cooper Moon

Josh Misener • With Special Guests

KARAOKE: Wednesday & Saturday

Shawn Ster Fri. April 3 • 9-12

OPENING DAY CUBS PARTY Monday April 6

$1.50 Bottles • $2 Tall Boys • During Cubs Game Home of the only “true” C ubs Bar in town.

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After reading “Wicked,” I was a slightly uncertain as to whether I should read the sequel “Son of a Witch” for fear that I would be disappointed. But I was pleasantly surprised. “Son of a Witch” takes us back to the Land of Oz and tells the tale of Liir, the little boy hiding in the shadows when Dorothy brutally murders the Wicked Witch (Elphaba). Don’t let the title “Son of a Witch” mislead you. It is more of a question than a statement. Liir spends the majority of the book searching for who he is. This search includes trying to determine who his parents are.

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“Wicked” takes the reader from the time before Elphaba’s birth through her murder. We meet wonderful characters, including Elphaba’s parents and Elphaba’s sister, Nessarose, who was squished by Dorothy’s house. We learn more about the Land of Oz and all of its political, social and ethical problems. And who knew that at one point Elphaba and Glinda were actually friends who were “changed for the better” because they knew one another. “Wicked” is completely entertaining and is not the easy, simple read you would expect. I had no idea the Land of Oz was fraught with so much drama.

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Brookside from New York

Natalie Ditmars and Caitlin Slessor give you the Cliffs Notes. What are they reading right now and which books can’t they wait to crack open.

What I found especially interesting about “Wicked” and “Son of a Witch” is how Maguire used this fantasy world to put some of what we see every day (war, famine, power struggles, sexual confusion) in a different light and offer a new perspective. These books are not meant for kids; they have adult language, adult relationships and adult issues. I highly recommend both of these books. And once you are done reading, you can go see the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked,” which is absolutely amazing! U p n e xt f o r me i s “A L i o n Amo n g M e n , ” t h e third book in the “Wicked” series. — Natalie

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