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A News and Tribune Publication

JULY 3, 2014 — Issue 23



South Upland


Floyd County 4-H Fair

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July 3, 2014 P u b li s h e r Bill Hanson Editor Jason Thomas Design Claire Munn Photography Ty l e r S t e w a r t


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An American flag is displayed at Charles Jones' home in Charlestown on Wednesday. Photo by Tyler Stewart


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Bang for your buck this Fourth of July We have store-bought fireworks. Our forefathers had cannons. Lots of cannons. Either way, the aim was the same: celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Mission accomplished. We collectively celebrate our country’s founding on Friday and Southern Indiana is full of events for Jason Thomas, Editor all ages mixing history and the here and now. With Louisville’s Waterfront Independence Festival canceled due to budget concerns, New Albany is the place to be tonight to get your pyrotechnic fix. And the “ooooohs” and “aaaaahs” are bookmarked by two live shows by the Louisville Crashers. Take that, bigger neighbor to the south. If New Albany’s festival doesn’t quite fulfill your need for loud booms, then Historic Tunnel Mill’s Fourth of July BLAST might just knock

your socks off — literally. Two 1800s cannons — and possibly a third, this one dating to the 16th century — will be fired off throughout the day, paying homage to when most towns had militias and cannons at their disposal to celebrate the Fourth. Could you imagine that happening in this day and age? Our ancestors knew how to party. Curator Nathan Logsdon said Tunnel Mill will forego another tradition — thankfully — dating back to our nation’s founding: lighting a charge beneath an anvil and watch it rocket through the stratosphere. Doubt that would fly with the local constables of the current era. Better stick to bottle rockets. For more family fun, head to the Jeffersonville’s Celebrating Freedom Parade on Friday, which will be held on Spring Street, from Riverside Drive to Seventh Street. Just steer clear of the anvils. — Jason Thomas is the editor of SoIn. He can be reached by phone at 812-206-2127 or email at jason. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopThomas.

it's ALL faIR PLAY  What: Inaugural Floyd

County Fair Kickoff party

 When: 2 p.m. Saturday; fair runs July 7-12

 Where: Floyd County

Fairgrounds, 2818 Green Valley Road

For the first time, a party — with beer — will be held Saturday at the Floyd County Fairgrounds to signal the beginning of the 4-H Fair. The free, all-ages event will include suds from the New Albanian Brewing Co., Big Four Burgers + Beer’s food truck, inflatables for the kids and live entertainment. The music lineup includes The Whisky Riders, Ashley Ledrick, Jacob Resch, Tyler Stiller, Studio 64, Bobby Wilson, Jet Black Orchid and Us.


July 3, 2014

3 To Go


Run for the Stars and Stripes What: Independence 5K Run and Walk

When: 8 a.m. Friday Where: Downtown New Albany Info: Celebrate the Holiday weekend with a 5k Run/ Walk through Downtown, Midtown and Uptown New Albany. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. Race begins and ends at the Riverfront Amphitheater in New Albany Indiana. The course is mainly flat and goes through downtown, midtown and uptown New Albany.



What: Clayton Anderson in concert Where: RiverStage, Riverside Drive and Spring Street, Jeffersonville When: 9 p.m. Friday (free) Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. No alcohol is permitted. Food vendors and a beer garden on site. Clayton writes and sings what he knows. He grew up in Bedford and spent his summer days on Lake Monroe. He pulls a lot of his musical inspiration from his home state’s pool of legends.



What: Don Kreckel Orchestra at Warder Park When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Warder Park, Court Avenue and Spring Street, Jeffersonville (free) Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. and the Jeffersonville Parks Department are pleased to present concerts in Warder park. In case of rain, call 812-283-0301 and the message will tell you if the concert has been canceled.

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LET THE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES BEGIN Below is a list of Southern Indiana and Louisville-area Fourth of July events.



NEw ALBANY INDEpENDENcE DAY cELEBRATION • wHAT New Albany Independence Day celebration featuring The Louisville crashers followed by fireworks at dusk • wHERE: New Albany Riverfront • wHEN: Beginning at 6 p.m. • cOST: Free • INFO: More information, visit the city’s website at


cELEBRATING FREEDOM pARADE • wHAT: celebrating Freedom parade • wHERE: Spring Street from Riverside Drive to Seventh Street • wHEN: 11 a.m. • cOST: Free • INFO: Music, food and fun following the parade in warder park The public is invited to attend the Jeffersonville celebrating Freedom parade on Friday at 11 a.m. in Historic Downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana. The parade route will be along Spring Street from the riverfront to Federal Avenue (near warder park). After the parade there will be a brief ceremony in warder park to remember the origins of America’s freedoms, to honor our veterans, and give the parade awards. cold drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase at the ceremony. warder park is located at the corner of Spring Street and court Avenue. There will also be concerts in warder park and the RiverStage on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. Visit Historic Downtown Jeffersonville to display your patriotism and celebrate freedom.

Celebrate Independence Day in style this year in SoIn

cONcERTS IN THE pARk SERIES • wHAT: Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. and Jeffersonville parks Department, concert in the park series, “The Don krekel Orchestra” • wHERE: warder park, 100 block of Spring Street, Jeffersonville. • wHEN: 7 p.m. • cOST: Free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music • INFO: More information, call 812283-0301

By JASON THOMAS ur forefathers knew how to celebrate the birth of our country. Parties 200 years ago involved cannons. Lots and lots of cannons. At Historic Tunnel Mill in Charlestown on Friday, you can relive post-Revolutionary days with its Fourth of July BLAST. And yes, “BLAST” is in all caps for a reason. “Two hundred years ago, they didn’t have fireworks the way we have them today,” said Curator Nathan Logsdon, “yet the concept of making noise with explosives goes back to the beginning of our country.”

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Boom. Tunnel Mill’s party is just one of dozens of events happening in Southern Indiana and Louisville celebrating Independence Day. New Albany is the only municipality that will be celebrating with pyrotechnics, with Louisville canceling its Waterfront Independence Festival due to budget concerns. New Albany’s Independence Riverfront Celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday. “We look for this to be a wonderful Independence Day Celebration for the entire family,” New Albany Mayor Mike Gahan said via email. “We hope to see a good crowd, and I would like to take this time to

wish everyone a fun and sa In addition to fireworks, at the amphitheater will fea lined by the Louisville Cras beer from New Albanian Br over crowd. Last year’s event drew be people, according to Mike H rector of operations. And th soaking the area. With pictu dicted for Thursday, Hall ex visit New Albany. “We are very pleased to b in the area that will have fir day,” Hall said in an email. show.”




afe summer holiday.” the riverfront celebration ature live music headshers, food vendors and rewing Co. for the 21 and

etween 6,000 and 7,000 Hall, New Albany’s dihat was with rain storms ure-perfect weather prexpects even more folks to

be the only municipality reworks for the holi. “We are ready for a big


INDEpENDENcE cELEBRATION AT RIVERSTAGE • wHAT: Jeffersonville parks Department summer season • wHERE: RiverStage at the foot of the Overlook and Terraced Lawn in downtown Jeffersonville, clayton Anderson, with guest, Rachel Timberlake • wHEN: 7 p.m. • cOST: Free, open to the public • INFO: Sponsored by Jeffersonville parks Dept., 812-285-6440

blam! ABOVE: An American flag waves through the air at charles Jones’ home in charlestown on wednesday. Jones, a Vietnam veteran, shows his support and appreciation for all Americans, and the heroes we left at war. Staff photo by tyler Stewart LEFT: A little girl waves from her patriotic tricycle as she rides in last year’s celebrating Freedom parade in Jeffersonville. RIGHT: A Fourth of July celebration and special tribute to veterans parade proceeds down w. 7th St. in New Albany. fIle photoS The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County covers the cost of the event, which usually runs between $30,000 and $35,000, according to Hall. Jeffersonville will host its Celebrating Freedom Parade on Friday, which will be held on Spring Street, from Riverside Drive to Seventh Street. Also, a concert at Warder Park will feature the Don Kreckel Orchestra and the RiverStage will be rocking with Clayton Anderson and guest Rachel Timberlake. Back at Tunnel Mill, the Living History park will fire off two cannons, an 1812 Naval carronade and a Civil War cannon (and possibly a 16th-century cannon) as well as offer chats with Benjamin Franklin impersonator Frank Watson and live music in the John Work House. In the days of yore, Logsdon said towns would

fire cannons twice each year: July 4 and New Year’s. “Most towns had some sort of artillery battery; even the smaller towns would have at least one cannon,” he said. “It was a big event. Everyone would come out and see it.” Another tradition was to light a charge underneath an anvil and watch it explode into the sky. “That’s one tradition we’re not going to recreate,” Logsdon said. Southern Indiana, especially Tunnel Mill, is doing its part to keep history alive. “I don’t think there could be a more important day to soak in a little history than the Fourth of July, the day our country was born,” Logsdon said. “We’re trying to show people a little bit about how that was celebrated.”

NABB cELEBRATION • wHAT: The Nabb community will again be celebrating July 4 with a community gathering. please bring something to showcase a talent that God has given you. This may be a performing arts talent or perhaps something special that you have baked, grown, built, written or stitched. Be creative, just come and celebrate our freedom to use our special abilities. Fun games are also planned • wHERE: Nabb presbyterian church • wHEN: 6 p.m. • cOST: Free HISTORIc TUNNEL MILL’S FOURTH OF JULY BLAST • wHAT: Historic Tunnel Mill’s Fourth of July BLAST. celebrate the Fourth of July in historic style with 18th and 19th century cannons and live music, plus re-enactors and tours of the Historic John work House. cannons will be firing at regular intervals throughout the day and the crews will be on hand to talk about how these great guns were used. In the parlor of the 1811 John work House, visitors will experience live historical music and can take a tour of the historic home or peruse our unique gift shop for historical reproductions. Our special guest, the Honorable Benjamin Franklin, will address the crowd at noon. • wHERE: Historic Tunnel Mill Living History center, 3709 Tunnel Mill Road, charlestown • wHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • cOST: A $10 parking fee benefits the John work House restoration. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful park-like setting or walk the nature trails

6 Entertainment

July 3, 2014

A timeless classic

‘Mary Poppins’ at Derby Dinner Playhouse Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this musical includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” Directed by Lee Buckholz, choreographed by Heather Paige Folsom with musical direction by Scott Bradley, “Mary Poppins” is a musical that’s perfect for the entire family.



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é“Begin Again”

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 “Heatstroke”  “Life Itself”

 “4” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus July 8

é“Ashes to Ashes” by Chelsea


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books: July 8

é “Landline” by Rainbow


 “The Girls of August” by Anne Rivers Siddons

 “Close Your Eyes, Hold Your Hands” by Chris Bohjalian

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SOUTH UPLAND Online:; Twitter: @SouthUpland Band members/Hometown: Chris Wiles/Shelbyville, Ky.; Aaron Lambert/ New Albany Instruments: Aaron plays several hand percussion instruments: Cajone, bongos, Dejimbe, and many others. Chris provides the guitar, harmonica, and vocals for the duo, but has also played saxophone, percussion, bagpipes, and a little piano. Please describe your sound/ inspiration: South Upland’s sound is when ’90s grunge/alternative rock meets folk music. We like playing cover songs that help interact with the crowd ... energetic, and sung with tons of energy and heart. Our main musical sound is inspired by several bands around the 90s, folk, and indie scene. While our musical influences are pretty eclectic

Upcoming gigs:

 July 27: Huber’s Orchard,

Winery & Vineyards, Starlight, 1 to 5 p.m.

(and you can probably tell by our cover selection), I would say musicians like Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Lifehouse, Seven Mary Three, John Cougar Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, and Glen Hansard are the biggest influences. Meshing bands like Kings of Leon and Mumford & Sons best describe Chris’s vocals. How did you get into music? Ever since Chris’ parents recorded him singing “I’ll Fly Away” as a toddler, he has always been singing. Thankfully, his vocal talents have improved since then. While teaching himself to play several instruments like saxophone, percussion, violin, and bagpipes ... Chris

picked up his brother’s guitar his sophomore year in high school after a breakup with a girl (silly girls) and the rest is history. Chris started popping up in the local Louisville scene 2003-05, playing regularly at places in the Highlands, next to the Ohio River, and sometimes downtown. After a break to continue serving his country in the Army and start a family, Chris started to lead worship at churches in southern Indiana and still serves with

some today. Aaron has over 30 years of musical experience, 20+ of which were spent teaching music at local schools like New Albany High School. He grew up with an older brother that played music on multiple instruments, and he later graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Music Education. He’s a percussion mastermind ... if he can hit it and it makes noise, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it at a South Upland show.

What are your goals? Our musical goals are to be one of the best acoustic groups in the regional area. Most importantly, we want to interact with the audience. We want our enjoyment, frustrations, or maybe even sadness in a song to be shared. While we are currently only playing covers, we have begun to work on some of Chris’s old originals, as well as create new music together. What do you make of the Southern Indiana music scene? While the musical talent in the Southern Indiana area (and immediately across the bridge) is vast, it can still be a small world of friends between different musical groups. I’m amazed at all the cool new venues popping up on this side of the river in places like downtown New Albany and Jeffersonville, most recently near the Big Four pedestrian bridge. It’s exciting to see those areas being revitalized, and all the live music opportunities they can bring. In a few words, I’d describe it as growing and exciting.

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 Mayor’s Thursday Night Theatre: ‘JAWS’ When: 9:30 tonight Where: Jeffersonville RiverStage, Spring Street and Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville

 RiverStage

Where: Spring Street and Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville 7 p.m. Friday, Clayton Anderson, with guest Rachel Timberlake; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Anchors-A-Weigh Yoga; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Twilight Cinema: “The Parent Trap"

Where: New Albany Farmers Market, 202 E. Market St. The Downtown New Albany Farmer’s market is a managed by Develop New Albany with help from volunteers in the New Albany community.

 Farmers Market

Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon (May 31 through Oct. 25) Downtown Jeffersonville at the corner of Chestnut and Locust streets (on the Wall Street United Methodist Church lot). Tuesdays: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (June 3 through Oct. 28) At the 10th Street entrance to Jeffersonville High School Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc., is accepting applications for the Farmers Market. Both food and art/craft applications are available online at jeffmainstreet. org.

 Rose Island Playhouse auditions

What: Auditions for “You Have the Right to Remain Dead” When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 Where: Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark St., Charlestown Information: Call 502-379-1180 or visit 812-404-6251. The cast consists of five men ages late 20s to 50s and five women ages late 20s to 50s. The audition will be a cold reading. “You Have the Right to Remain Dead” is an audience-participation mystery/comedy.

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 Music at Huber's Winery

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 Farmers Market

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