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tatyana safronova EDITOR’S NOTE I really appreciated vinyl records when I was a kid … when I watched them go round and round and round, rubbed my fi ngers over their delectable ridges and created makeshift gramophones with needles attached to rolled-up sheets of paper. Obviously, our music editor, Caitlin Cremer, has a more genuine appreciation for their true purpose (check out the Hoopla, pg. 14). Records are about the music, the art, and, in some cases they’re about rolling joints. But many more vintage goods have a certain charm toward which people gravitate. For our designer, Maria Surawska, the magic is garage-sale and flea-market knick-knacks. Often, people give away priceless artifacts, and foragers jump on old leather and doilies as if they were gold. Maria found the Sound of Music soundtrack on vinyl for a dollar and later her friends DJed the album with live tracks. The results were great. The ever-stylish Nikita Sorokin, our art director, goes for vintage books, records and clothes, like the colorful threads from the ’70s at Furniture Lounge (9 E. University Ave.) in downtown Champaign. INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, HEAR | THE HOOPLA | STAGE, S CREEN &

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I found a crisp, white belted jacket and two vintage cameras from the early post-World War II era in that store. There’s something really comfortable about handling the simple mechanics of a Kodak Brownie from the 1940s and smelling the worn leather of my dad’s Zenith camera from the ’70s. A perfect digital camera can’t replicate those decades of history — and abuse, in some cases — and neither would it be able to. In Champaign alone, you can find everything from home goods to clothes and more. Buy what you need for your house at Habitat for Human it y’s Home Improvement ReStore (119 E. University Ave.). Or redecorate with salvaged parts from old buildings — f ind the supplies (like old sinks, doors, and I even saw a part of a grand piano) at the Preservation and Conservation Association warehouse from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (44 E. Washington St.). Fridays, go to the News Gazette’s listing of garage sales for the weekends. Find clothes, accessories, furniture and more at the following stores and shops: Salvation Army (2212 N. Market St.), Plato’s Closet (29 E. Marketview Dr.), Dandelion (9 E. Taylor St.), Karen’s Kloset (231 S. Mattis Ave.). Happy recycling! sounds from the scene


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Dr. Stage Fright Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the audience Recently, a friend of mine called to ask me about public speaking because he has a presentation in a couple of weeks. I was sort of flattered and somewhat confused. I suppose he assumed that because I do stand up three or four times a year, I could give him some tips. Trust me, I’m fairly sure he doesn’t want his presentation to be anything like my little routine unless it’s some sort of presentation about pornography. Nevertheless, I made an effort to round up some tips for him just to make him feel better about it. When it comes to public speaking though, probably the best solution is to just suck it up and get it over with. I couldn’t really offer that as my only advice, so I did some half-assed research to at least give the illusion that I tried. Somewhere along the line, I figured I might as well make it into a column ... something about killing two birds with one stone while I have one in my hand and two in the bush ... that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, I finally came up with a list of tips for the poor bastard. Many folks out there insist the most important thing is to be prepared. Well, you know what? If it’s good enough for the damned Boy Scouts, it ought to be good enough for everyone. The best way to prepare is to know what the hell you’re talking about to begin with and then just talk about it. It really bugs the piss out of me when someone gets up to give a speech and then basically reads from a piece of paper. If that’s all you’re gonna do, then just make a freaking handout and sit the fuck down already. Reading aloud isn’t giving a speech. A large part of being prepared is practicing. I usually do this while I’m showering, driving, or doing housework. Just run through it in my head from start to finish over and over again until I know it by heart. Some folks will tell you it’s good to practice in front of a mirror, but that never worked much for me. The first time I was about to do stand up, I held a wooden spoon in my hand and stood in front of the mirror working on every little gesture and word. I felt I looked like an idiot. This is because I did look like an idiot. Actually, all it really gave me was a splinter from the spoon and a sense of impending doom from my reflected image. Also, remember that there actually is an audience in the room, and the presentation is

for them. There’s that old hint that it helps if you imagine the audience members in their underwear so they are less intimidating. This is a sound philosophy if you’re talking to a room of aged, unattractive bankers. If, however, you’re giving a talk to a roomful of supermodels, this is not a good approach. The audience should pay attention to you because of your intelligent lecture, not because you have an erection. I find it easier to picture everyone dressed in one of those old fake gorilla suits. There’s no reason really, those things just always make me smile. It’s also a good idea to keep the whole thing as brief and simple as possible. Try to remember what it’s like to be an audience member, and remember how you basically begin to zone out three or four minutes into the deal. Other people do this as well. Most folks have the attention span of a house fly during a presentation. Remember what that’s like, and take it easy on them. Nobody probably cares about it nearly as much as you do. It is also important to act conf ident. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should threaten to kick someone’s ass if they aren’t paying attention. Confident is one thing, but confident and psychotic are a completely different animal. Speak in an audible voice and stand up straight first. If those two things aren’t working for you, then it may be a good idea to offer an ass kicking ... but still, probably not. It’s also a good idea to use humor whenever possible. This is something that I often fail to do in my stand up routine, but it’s still a fine idea. If you choose to tell a joke, remember it’s probably a diverse audience so use a joke that works in that setting. Your goal is to give information, not to offend people. That’s what stand up is for. If, for some odd reason, you’re speaking at an Aryan Nation rally, this isn’t quite as big of a deal, so pretty much anything goes. Actually, probably not best to talk to those people in any way, shape or form. There are far more tips than this, but that’s probably more than anyone actually needs. The last thing you need to worry about in front of a crowd is more things to worry about. Like I said at first, just suck it up and get it over with. When it’s over with, you can finally sit back and relax, knowing your job is complete. After that, if you begin to get bored, then it’s a good time to imagine the audience is naked. It’s much more fun to do if everyone isn’t looking at you.

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The Champaign County Fair’s derby of destruction KEN BEAVER • STAFF WRITER | PHOTOS BY AMELIA MOORE Top: Ben Uher, 24, of Urbana, walks away from the flaming wreckage of his car at Friday night’s Demolition Derby at the Champaign County Fair. During the Derby Uher’s car was flipped on its side then caught on fire. Uher then pushed the car rightside up while it was on fire with his bare hands. He was disqualified due to the fire. Bottom: Eddie Laroe of Urbana shows off his 1st Place trophy while descending the stairs from the announce booth to greet his two children, Jessica, 8, and Eddie Jr., 11, waiting in the bleachers next to the Demolition Derby Pit, Friday, July 20.

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he birthplace of the demolition derby is uncertain. The most common story is that the first one took place in Long Island and was hosted by a stock car racer named Larry Mendelsohn during the late 1950s. Other reports point to California and Wisconsin and reach as far back as 1946. Since their creation, derbies have become staples of state and county fairs across the country. This year, CU Krash is sponsoring three days of derbies at the Champaign County Fair, and I got a chance to go down into the pit to find out what the demolition derby is all about. Steven Skinner, an Urbana native acting as a flagman explained the rules to me: “If you can’t make contact [with another car] within 60 seconds, or if you hit two driver’s doors, or if you catch fire, you’ll be disqualified.” Besides that, hit the other cars as hard as you can; last man standing wins. I had never seen a demolition derby before. What little I did know had led me to assume that there was some sort of abnormal safety system installed in the vehicle, like a super-skeleton. In reality, however, the cars are pretty standard. Bob Nichols from Philo, Illinois has been coming to the county fair for 20 years. His son, Adam, 17, entered the event for the first time this year, and Bob showed me around the machine that he and Adam spent the last week and a half creating. In her previous life, the car was a 1991 Mercury Sable, but now she was the “People Eater.” “We took all the glass out, wired all the doors and welded them so they stay shut. There’s a 12-inch cut in the hood, so if there’s a fire, the firefighters can get down to it,” Bob explained, “and there’s a steel bar [in the back] to support the car inward so it doesn’t smash in.” All drivers are also required to move the battery and fuel tanks into the car’s interior so they won’t be affected by collisions. They must wear helmets, eye guards and, of course, buckle up during the competitions. As Bob Nichols spoke, a slow clap started in the grandstand. The cars in the first heat had lined up and were prepared to enter the arena. Fourth in line, in the red #32 car was Mike Weber. A derby veteran, Weber and his 16-year-old son came all the way from Coral Springs, Florida to compete in the event. The strategy, Mike said, was simple, “Just go out and save the front of the car.” Eight cars pulled into the ring as a voice from the large speakers announced the names of the drivers. Half faced the audience while the others faced outward along the opposite side of the ring. The crowd counted down from five, and it began. The drivers slammed into reverse, gaining a little speed before colliding back-to-back in the center of the arena. Mud and sparks flew; thousands of pounds of metal crumpled boomingly. The moment of the night came during the second-to-last event. Ben Uher, a 10-year veteran of the Champaign derby, found himself strung out near the center of the ring as another car approached rapidly from the left. Everyone from the crowd, to the announcer, to Uher himself saw it coming, and the volume in the arena began to rise. There was an unmistakable synthesis between the participants and the spectators, and it almost seemed as though the frantic energy from the grandstands contributed as much as the collision to raising Uher’s right wheels out of the mud and planting the car flat on its left side. The engine ignited; an isolated chant of “U.S.A, U.S.A!” rose into the air alongside the bright orange flames and black smoke. As the roars reached their apex, Uher rose through the passenger window and pulled himself to the top of the burning mass, fists raised triumphantly in the air. After the on-site fire engine had smothered the blaze, we settled back into our seats in a sort of post-coital coma, both invigorated and physically drained from the mass catharsis we just took part in. When the competitions ended, I found Adam Nichols. “It was just...total mayhem. [The collisions] just kind of all run together,” he said. We were standing next to his newly condensed car. Unfortunately, though he competed hard, Adam wasn’t victorious, and the People Eater fared worse. “She’s sung her last song,” Adam said whimsically. But he’ll be back next year, maybe with a bigger car. sounds from the scene


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Shelly Riggs and Gary Prentis feast on foods of the fair: corn dogs, Mountain Dew, and a lemon shake-up from various vendors at the annual Champaign County Fair on Friday.

The Champaign County Fair comes but once a year bringing bouts of good fun with games, rides and demolition derbies. Yet, the real pleasure comes from its food. With a long line of concession stands, it was hard to choose which fried delectable to eat first. I made a stop at the Pronto Pup corn dog stand since corn dogs are a staple fair food. The son of Pronto Pup’s owner, Blake Leonard, 23, of Monticello, fried my corn dog and explained that the stand’s name comes from the flour mix they use — Pronto Pup flour mix. He fried it to

a golden brown tint and smeared it with ketchup. After I took a big bite, I saw the steam rise from the center of the dog and felt the crunch of the freshly fried corn bread. This is an experience that can never be matched by those corn dogs nuked in the microwave. A refreshing drink was next in order. What better choice than the lemon shake-up, also a must-have at any fairground. I took a cold sip and savored chewing the sugary lemon pulp that was left in my mouth. It is a perfect sweet refreshment to enjoy on a sunny summer day. The corn dog

and lemon shake-up were $3 each. My next stop had to be something a little more unusual. The steak-on-a-stick stand was just the right place. With my beefsteak cooked medium rare, I had to tear the meat off the stick to eat with the peppers and onions plopped on top. The peppers and onions were sautéed to a very salty, peppery peak that complimented the grilled flavor of the meat. It was messy because it was often necessary to put down the plastic fork and use fingers instead, but it was delicious nonetheless. The stand, called Deano Foods, also

served deep-fried vegetables with a side of ranch. Zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and dill pickles dipped in batter and fried to a very crunchy golden brown — it was hard not to enjoy. Despite the greasy fingers, the taste was too good to deny. A meal of steak and fried vegetables cost $16. While I was eating the deep-fried vegetables, there were many people walking by with funnelshaped cones filled with french fries. Although a seemingly common food, people seemed to be enjoying them in large numbers. Pam Hillard of Sadoris stood with her two granddaughters, Stephanie and Shelby Hillard, each eating fries out of their cones. To her, the answer was obvious as to why one would choose the fries over the other fair food. “They are the best fries ever,” she said as she grabbed a couple more out of her cone, “and you can only get these once a year.” Her granddaughters nodded in agreement. Each cone cost $2.50. Now it was time for a fried desert to top off the rest of the fried meal. Unfortunately, the deepfried candy bar stand was not yet open; however, one very popular dish that can’t be forgotten is the funnel cake. The batter is poured into a funnel which then drops the batter in thin strings into oil. The cake floats to the top of the oil and is flipped over, so it cooks on both sides. The cake is then placed on a paper plate and sprinkled with a fine layer of powdered sugar. Surprisingly, the funnel cake was the least greasy dish of the day. This is because the batter is now cooked in peanut oil instead of vegetable oil. It too was delicious. With each bite, the powdered sugar melted in my mouth, leaving excess sugar on my fingers for licking. The funnel cake rang in at $5. The food was somewhat expensive and def initely not healthy, but perhaps there is something more in the fair atmosphere that still makes it taste so good. Apparently, there was still much more to try; according to some bystanders there was an infamous pork chop sandwich place that hadn’t yet set up shop. Oh well, there is always next year.

Left: Tony Guiliani, from Deano Foods based in Valrica, Florida, hands a steak-on-a-stick over to a customer at the Champaign County Fair on Friday, July 20. Middle: Na’Shawn Fenderson, son of Nichole Fenderson of Urbana, bites down one of his fries. Right: A funnel cake, fried in peanut oil, sits on a food stand counter.

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listen, hear Lynn O’Brien, Local Musician. 1) “Consequence of Sounds” by Regina Spektor 2) “Evaporated” by Ben Folds Five 3) “Something in Blue” by Thelonius Monk 4) “Mushaboom” by Feist. “Mushaboom” is a ridiculously easy to listen to song; a very simple, feel-good tune ... anyone can sing along to it! 5) “You Bring Me Down” by Supermario Speedwagon. “You Bring Me Down” has so much character and heart that it’s impossible not to love; it has been stuck in my head for almost a year now. Bob Steltman, University of Illinois Professor. 1) “Eyes of the World” by The Grateful Dead. I love music and have over 10,000 CD/record albums at home, so it is really hard to condense that down to top five. “Eyes of the World” was probably the Dead’s best song; I think it is the epitome of their sound. 2) “Remedy” by The Black Crows 3) “Sway” by The Rolling Stones 4) “Max Wedge” and “Stingray” by The Didjits 5) “Northern Sky” by Nick Drake. “Northern Sky” is an absolutely beautiful, quiet song. Star Lathan, Moonstruck Barrista. 1) “The Scientist” by Coldplay

2) “This Year’s Love” by David Gray 3) “When We Were Young” by The Killers 4) “Tired of Being Alone” by Al Green 5) “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. There are different reasons why these are the best; most bring back some good, sad, or fun memories. Matthew Duckworth, Sound Engineer at Canopy Club. 1) “Disarm” by Smashing Pumpkins because we all have a little “killer” instinct. 2) “Hate Me” Blue October, the Foiled album version. It’s perfect for breaking up with your girlfriend and sending the “it’s me, not you” message! Also, I’m pretty sure the intro voice message is from my mother. 3) “Sunday” by Bloc Party. Perfect for hangovers. Make your new girlfriend feel better about last night. 4) “Blues From Down Here” by TV on the Radio. Because this ain’t the last you heard from me. 5) “Cute Without the ‘E’” by Taking Back Sunday. I love the show Cheaters. Is that bad? Brian Gulik, Keyboardist and Backup Vocalist of the Band, Operetta 1) “Leaf House” by Animal Collective. A marvelously original and thought-provoking lullaby. This song is best heard in a car at night with the windows down. 2) “Skanky Panky” by Kid Koala. The craziest turntablism song you’ll ever know. Look up the video to this song on YouTube and contemplate the talent that must go into a creation like this. 3) “I Luv the Valley, OH!” by Xiu Xiu. Simultaneously sad and

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fun. Let yourself sink into this song. The part when he screams “OH!” will send shivers through your veins. 4) “Sitting” by M83. How ironic that the perfect dance party song is titled “Sitting.” I love the intro to this song. 5) “Obstacle 1” by Interpol. Nobody does contemporary rock like Interpol. Learn to play this song on the guitar and you’ll fall in love with it. Seth Fein, owner of The Nicodemus Agency and Pygmalion Music Festival 1) “One of the Millions” by XTC. Colin Moulding is arguably the finest bassist in the history of rock music, and he showcases his talents here in ways that cannot be described in words. 2) “Hey Goodbye” by Macha & Bedhead. Macha was one of the most innovative indie bands in the late ’90s and this song pairs them up with slowcore darlings Bedhead from Austin. Pure bliss. 3) “The Hurting” by Tears for Fears. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were just 18- and 19-years-old when they wrote this first song on their first album, and it remains perhaps the most important of all songs to me. 4) “Sheep” by Pink Floyd. I don’t do drugs anymore — but when I did, nothing was more epiphanic than when Roger Waters and Co. reach the crescendo of this song near the 10 minute mark. Pure genius. INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, H EAR | THE HOOPLA | STAGE, S CREEN &

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5) “Here’s to the Kids who are Different” by Cortisol. My brother has been secretly creating the best music in the world since our band broke up. This song reminds me of spending time with my best friend and fiancee, Justine. Above: Seth Fein Left: Bob Steltman Top Left: Lynn O’Brien Seth Fein and Bob Steltman photographed by Amelia Moore. Lynn O’Brien photo courtesy of Lynn O’Brien

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I have a tendency to say what is supposed to be a funny or intelligent remark and embarrass myself by being corrected for using false information. Examples are abundant and shameful. It could range from thinking Kirstie Alley was that woman in 3rd Rock From the Sun to calling Jeff Daniels “Jeff Bridges� to saying George Orwell wrote Fahrenheit 451. I have certainly played the fool with the cards I dealt myself. One area I really try to not mess up in is music. Of course I’ve done that, too (i.e. major fl aw in Broken Social Scene feature last semester), but for the most part I seem to at least feign a strong handle on all things sonic and singable. Today, for myself but for you too, I write about something that causes what amounts to a horrible 10 car crash with defective child seats and boxes of oversensitive fireworks in my mind. This mind explosion is the ultimate triumvirate of jealousy songs: “Jesse’s Girl� by Rick Springfield, “Is She Really Going Out with Him� by Joe Jackson, and “My Best Friend’s Girl� by The Cars. All three songs were written between 1978 and 1981, all songs fit the same lyrical theme, and they all for sure have the same time signature. The confusion is warranted and hard to get past what with so many things in common — similar production and new wave-ish style, and all being tremendously catchy pop songs. Without thinking, I could easily sing segments of each song seamlessly threaded into one another. Though unimportant to some, I find it imperative to straighten this out because each song deserves distinction. The Cars 1978 debut featured this gem of love lost and betrayal. Anyone can tell you that dating a best friend’s ex is beyond any normal faux pas. Ric Ocasek crooned how “she used to be mine.� A highlight of the track is the little Beatles “I will�-like guitar riff that fi nds its way in at the right moments, but when push comes to shove, the whole song is like a Deion Sanders who in turn was a human highlight reel. The very next year, Joe Jackson’s debut featured his own song of lament and jealousy. Though more general and more tongue-in-cheek, Jackson is also very unhappy with how women seem to pick their men. Sugar Ray hilariously covered this later on and, personally, I found Mark McGrath’s performance unconvincing. I don’t really think he ever had problems fi nding an available lady. Mark McGrath is to host of TV’s Extra as Rick Springfield is to Soap Opera Star. Yes, both of these rock hotties turned to the small screen after their initial musical fame. “Jesse’s Girl� came out in ’81 and is both the most recent and the worst of the trio. I wouldn’t be very surprised if this song is a direct rip-off /homage to The Cars’ hit years before. Still, the hook and the swagger (not to mention the hair) is very hard to resist. Though near identical in a lot of respects, each

5) “We Gonna Make It� sang specifically by my late pastor, Elder McAfee, in his Southern accent. This one’s a classic: you can get through any test, fi nal or rough day if you just hum this song.

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4) “Straightjacket Feeling� by All-American Rejects. Between the harmony of the band’s instruments and their mesmerizing voices, this song never gets old. Plus, how original is that title? Kudos to AAR. 3) “Hypnotize� by Notorious B.I.G. You know I had to throw this one in for old time’s sake. It’s the ultimate party song; it gets everybody moving (even the wallflowers who pretend like they don’t get down).

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1) “Tell Him� by Lauryn Hill. This song is the epitome of a love song. Instead of saying love stinks, like other, more whiny love songs, this song depicts love as an eternal, encouraging and well-worth your time experience — even if you have to make some sacrifices along the way.

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2) “Live in the Sky� by T.I. featuring Jamie Foxx. It’s got some vulgar lyrics midway through the song, but the ultimate message is that all the crap you go through every day won’t last forever.

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In CU WA K A K ickball news, fewer people were injured in this week’s game at the new location of Eisner Park in Champaign. The gravel field in Urbana that the games were previously held on drew much blood. I criminally failed to mention in my last column that these kickball games are held by local musicians and fans alike. Keep an eye out in next week’s column or at openingbands. com for info on the next game so you can come out and participate or just watch the epic battle between Nate Jones and Todd Hunter. The Canopy Club, in Urbana, will host Corn Desert Ramblers tonight. This bluegrass outfit will hit the stage at 9 p.m. and play all night, so drop by and have a drink and an empanada. Neighbors the Iron Post and Embassy Tavern will both host 7 p.m. shows tonight. The Post has Jazz Tapestry (guess what they play) for $3, while Embassy has Robert Russel (solo acoustic) for free. Embassy will also host the return of Keith Harden on Friday night at 9 p.m. for $3. The Highdive is the new home for Friday’s show (moved from Cowboy Monkey) featuring Bound Stems, The Chemicals, Tunnels, and Royal Electric. Bound Stems (Flameshovel Records), from Chicago, will play Lollapalooza next weekend, but you can catch them right

here in town without having to deal with hassle of the city. Showtime is at 9:45 p.m., $5. Instead of hosting the aforementioned show, Cowboy Monkey will host a free show featuring DJ Mambo Italiano with Chad Dunn sitting in on percussion. On Saturday evening, the streets of downtown Urbana will morph into something I imagine will be similar to the dance scene from The Matrix: Reloaded. Well, without all of the debauchery and with Paul Wirth in the role of Neo. At 5 p.m., at the corner of Race and Elm, a free world-beat concert will kick off, featuring the sounds of Recycled Rhythms, Big Grove Zydeco, and Mhondoro. If you’re not feeling worldly, you can go to the Cowboy Monkey and check out Mad Mardigan, MsF, Brian Deer, and Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, all of whom will play after a preview of John May’s new film Someday. Cover is $5, and music starts at 9:30 p.m. The Iron Post series, 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, run by Triple Whip’s Jane Boxall, is back in action this week with Lynn O’Brien, the Feed, and Royal Electric, $3.50. Head to www.myspace.com/kaisercartel to check out the Brooklyn band, who will play at Cowboy Monkey next Thursday with the Beauty Shop, Darling Disarm (full-band acoustic) and another special guest. Mike Ingram can be reached at forgottenwords@gmail.com.

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BANDS Cute is What We Aim For: Store some good energy off those funnel cakes you’re eatin’, for you better be ready to hip and hop to the song “The Curse of Curves.” Alkaline Trio: Be ready to push and shove to the front, baby. They’ve been around some time and have been cooked on high for even longer. In other words, they are HOT. Amber Pacific: Trust me, I know very well how easily wallets can open, but save your cash for the Amber Pacific stand. Word on the street is that they hang out there to talk to you. Tiger Army: Less emo and more rock. I like. I also like their single “Forever Fades Away.” Check it. Hawthorne Heights: Ahhh, the memories of Warped Tour all those many years ago when I had my very first mosh experience with Rancid. Get your elbow pads and helmet ready for these guys. Boys like Girls: Cute, trendy boys. There’s a reason to jump to the front. Oh, and apparently, they’re good too. Try the song, “The Great Escape. The Almost: I was going to say they have this uplifting thing going on, but then I realized just about 90 percent of these bands do. But take my word for it, these guys are mood enhancers, even when there are 100 jammers crowded around you and the very large man in front of you is blocking your view of the lead singer.

RANDOM FUN • See how many crazy colors, designs and shoelaces a kid can fit on one Vans shoe. • Count how many people believe that kicking is the proper way to dance. • Count how many people believe that punching is the proper way to dance. • Greens. As in the Rainforest Action Network and the Warped Eco Initiative stand which allow you to participate! You could even win prizes. • Mullets. • This one is big: the Lucha Libre USA (a Mexican wrestling League). For real. They will be presenting their ever popular sport at Warped Tour. • How many zombies, I mean kids, have become deaf, dumb and blinded by Guitar-Hero II. Videogame stations ... at a concert? • Healthy Lungs. The Truth crew will be alive and well, DJing and freestyling all throughout the festival. • Skull accessories. If you’re planning on tallying, bring a notebook. • The one or two rather large groups of old, balding biker men. Bonus: count their tattoos. • The “Save Darfur” stand. DETAILS First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 19100 S. Ridgeland Chicago

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In New York Cit y r ight now, there’s a Broadway musical that’s capturing audiences’ hearts with the controversial issues about young, sexual awakening. You hear a lovely cello melody in the background, and the voice of a girl begins to sing softly about her mother, a woman who loved her unconditional ly, yet gave her “no way to handle things” or under stand the emot iona l labyrinth of becoming a woman. Gradually, the soothing song turns into a rhythmic a cappella beat, like a gospel choir with many girls’ voices joining in. They sing as if they all share a story, but as this musical progressively unfolds, we learn that their circumstances are quite different, but at the same time all are painful and sincere. Spring Awakening takes place in late 19th century Germany, where the adults are always right, and they only “trust in what is written” in science books, history books and the Bible. Unlike RENT, these kids don’t get their way with rebellion, because society punishes them for misbehavior.

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Spring Awakening is not your average Broadway musical soundtrack. Yes, we’ve heard songs about puberty and struggles of growing up before, but this musical reveals how strong religiosity and traditions make young people suffer emotionally. Wendla and Melchior, the two main characters, are the awkward Romeo and Juliet; they get very attached to each other, but don’t know how far they should let those feelings go. Imagine a time when asking your mom where babies came from would send you straight to your room without supper; that’s the society that Spring Awakening brings to us. The songs (composed by contemporary artist Duncan Sheik) are surprisingly soothing at points, with the occasional violin and keyboards suggesting the mood of a lullaby ... but the lyrics tell us something else. Consider the fact that one song is titled “The Bitch of Living,” amazon.com and is about how the young men wonder if they can ever get over their innermost desires, no longer being ashamed of them. Spring Awakening’s music brings out that determination in these young people, in a toned-down, modern mix of guitar, drums, and electric piano. So, if you can’t make it to New York anytime soon, listen to the Spring Awakening soundtrack. Trust me. It’ll steal your heart’s innocence and leave you begging for more. sounds from the scene


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Best friends Artie and Doober work at the Carmone Brothers Italian Food Products Corporation, where each year they have entered and have lost the company’s annual pasta pageant talent contest. But this year will be different because the pair will be dressed as singing-dancing boxes of pasta! How can they lose? However, Slimy, the henchman of Artie’s bookie, is breathing down Artie’s neck for a payment he doesn’t have…will he be able to make it to their performing pasta debut? The suspense could kill you…or Artie!

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My friend gave me her silver Borders bracelet. It had the number 23 written on it. In and out, I thought. I was at the front of the line and talking to the people at Borders for an hour — the same conversations about Snape and who dies that I’ve had for the past two years — when I learned that there were 100 white coupons that went before the bracelets. That’s cool, I was still 123. Or at least I thought I was. Then, I learned from a small child the color-code system. Orange goes before silver, and a friend of mine was orange 116. So I was number 200something. I stood around for 30 minutes while being chastised by employees for attempting to line up in a cohesive fashion. Fed up, I went to Wal-Mart — where I stood in line for 10 minutes. No pomp, no circumstance, just a cargo pallet of books and a fast moving line. — Matt Knicl, columnist Last Friday night, I decided to dress up in a cloak for the “Midnight Harry Potter Party” at the Barnes & Noble near my house. I was probably the oldest one dressed up; I was also with seven friends who weren’t even buying the book. When I got my copy, I grasped it firmly on the way to my car, closed my ears because people outside the store were screaming the words on the very last page of the book, and went home to read. I was busy the next three days, but I still read for several hours at each night, leaving me with very little sleep. When reading, I was enthralled by how Rowling connected each mysteriously missing piece to the puzzle. I enjoyed it, and I’m glad I finished it without hearing spoilers. — Danielle Perlin, staff writer

The first Harry Potter BOOK was part of the fad we were all going through in Junior High, so I jumped on the bandwagon and read it, too. Surprisingly, it was an oddly mesmerizing book that I just couldn’t put down. When I heard that the onethousandth movie was coming out this year, I briefly considered trying to read the book that went along with it. Though I hadn’t been keeping up with the books, the trailer for this movie looked pretty hot. Too bad classes ruin school, and I didn’t have time to read the book. It’s ok, I’ll just see the movie this summer, I thought. After hearing that people had been camping out overnight at Savoy 16 Cinema and seeing footage on the news of the ginormous amount of nose-pickers lined up to see the movie, I gave up. Maybe I’ll get to see it before Harry Potter gets married and has kids. — Keri Carpenter, arts and entertainment editor

I chose to get my book from the Urbana Free Library, which was filled with kids and adults alike on Friday night. After hearing about the book being leaked on torrents, I was afraid of someone barging in the middle of the crowds and yelling spoilers, ruining the book for everyone. But no such thing happened. The library was filled with anticipation, and I’ve never seen kids looking so excited as they frolicked and skipped out of the line with books in hand. Sadly, I heard there were two people at the bar, The Office, wearing shirts with spoilers on them, right after midnight on Friday. Since then, I’ve kept the Internet as far away as possible (knowing that there could be the risk of spoilers), greedily reading the last book of the Harry Potter series, and developing a sore neck. — Maria Surawska, designer

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When I was 10 years old, life revolved around Back to the Future. Maybe that’s why this clip of Thomas F. Wilson (Biff ) is so appealing. Wilson addresses anything anyone could possibly want to know about the film and simultaneously guarantees he’ll never be approached on the street with questions ever again. http://youtube.com/watch?v=iwY5o2fsG7Y

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Bus Stop is an intricate story of transitional loneliness. The set is a Midwestern hole in the wall located near a bus route at the crossroads of Topeka and Kansas City. We are led to believe that assorted characters come in and out of the place all the time. On this particular day, the restaurant will harbor eight characters throughout the night from an ongoing blizzard. The play, created by William Inge, has evolved into a classic. It was so successful that it was transformed into a Broadway hit in 1955, adapted into a movie (starring Marilyn Monroe) in 1956 and also made into a TV show in 1961. Originally a comedy, much of the humor in the play seems to have been lost in the past 50 years. Director Peter Reynolds could have livened up the humor via better execution of lines through the characters. For example, some lines seemed awkward because they were time-sensitive, but they weren’t spoken that way. In regards to the play being a classic over the past five decades, the play struck me as more of a specific time period piece rather than a timeless epic. Some ideas and situations in the play would be better understood 40 or 50 years ago. Still, Bus Stop was a play well worth your time

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and money. It unfolds through the eyes of Elma Duckworth (Katherine Johns), a teenage student working at the diner who examines all incoming guests with a blank and cheerful disposition. Her co-worker and owner of the dive, Grace Hoylard (De Anne Dubin), is a haggard soul looking for the companionship of any available male. By the time the play ends, four passengers, a policeman and the bus driver will pass through their doors. All actors execute their roles with an appropriate amount of energy and are quite convincing. Although there are eight main characters, there is only one couple in the story — Bo Decker (Drew Shirley) and Cherie (Santana Vermessch). Both are uninhibited bedmates but inexperienced lovers. The two are center-stage throughout the story acting as the head of its moral compass. The others come and go while building their personas then exiting stage right. Unlike many other plays, the purpose of this one is not to build up or identify with an individual character. Instead, each one adds a building block to help better the motif. That motif is that all human relationships are in constant motion, much like that of a bus manifest. Lovers and friends come and go while change is the only true, dependable constant.

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I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY SCOTT FRANKEL

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You would think I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry would be a good comedy to watch this summer, right? You’re wrong. It stars two comedic geniuses (Adam Sandler and Kevin James) married under one roof. It was written by the Oscar-winning writers of Sideways and About Schmidt (Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor) and an Emmy-winning writer for The Golden Girls (Barry Fanaro). Most importantly, it strives to poke fun at a controversial issue that leaves many political debates unsolved. Unfortunately, the acting is rotten and forced, the writing is unoriginal and repetitious, and the gay rights jokes are more offensive than they are cynical. All in all, I felt like I needed to sign a prenup if I wanted to leave this movie marriage with at least some of my sense of humor and dignity. Chuck (Sandler) and Larry ( James) are two best friends who work as NYC firemen. Chuck is a womanizer while Larry won’t dare to date ever

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get their groove on and the black kids get the respect they deserve. Hairspray trades the kitsch from John Waters’ original piece for charm and bouncy song ’n dance numbers in order to assure a vivacious entry into the musical genre. Even an axiom as reusable as “beauty is only skin-deep, but inner beauty blah, blah, blah” proves touching and poignant in this movie. And if it takes Travolta in a bra to get the point across, so be it.

“I Now...” continued since the death of his wife. In order to receive domestic partner benefits, Larry needs to find a spouse. So, after Larry saves Chuck’s life, Chuck agrees to do Larry a favor and marry him. This requires moving in with Larry, sleeping in a bed with Larry and avoiding sexual relations with females (including the smoking hot Jessica Biel, who plays their lawyer). It doesn’t make sense that Chuck would agree to this considering his ‘Hugh Hefner’-like background, but he does for the reason that the movie needed to preach to its audiences the value of friendship and taking

a stand against intolerance. Bottom line: its intentions may have been fine, but its motives for achieving them were excessively skewed. It’s wildly disappointing when what should be a movie that informs the public of an issue through intelligent humor becomes a movie that exploits a public issue for ticket sales and replaces intelligent humor with fat and perverted jokes. It’s a shame that two respected comedians had to degrade themselves to being a part of this childish humor. You would be more likely to live happily ever after without this movie in your life.

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There’s something disturbingly odd about John Travolta, and it’s not his belief in Scientology. 25 years after hustlin’ to the Bee Gees in Saturday Night Fever, Travolta trades his platforms for pumps and a disturbingly plausible fat suit in Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray. Travolta playing a fat woman is a stretch, but a singing and dancing Christopher Walken, too? The post-Pulp Fiction duo surprises us as the quirky Mr. and Mrs. Turnblad from Baltimore circa 1962. Their rotund daughter, Tracy (Nikki Blonsky), desperately loves the dancing hijinks of the Grease-esque Corny Collins show and its titular host ( James Marsden). I must say that the little chubber can dance. And dance Tracy does, winning a spot on the show and the affections of the hunky Link Larkin (Zac Efron). With her blossoming popularity, she schools everyone in a lesson of equality regardless of size or color. Now, all together everyone: awwwwwwww. The turbulent racism of the 1960s comes into sharp focus when Tracy joins the Civil Rights Movement to get her black neighbors on the Corny Collins show, but its bigoted uber-producer (Michelle Pfeiffer) vehemently opposes black integration in an effort to get her dim-bulb daughter (Brittany Snow) into the spotlight. Fortunately, this movie is not a Spike Lee analysis, and that’s probably a benefit since we’re dealing with comedy instead of a preachy political lesson. It’s just reassuring to see the white kids

Despite the many derivatives of the mob family comedies on TV and in films, director John Dahl’s You Kill Me is a film of interesting subtleties. This mildly amusing, off beat, deliberate and casually paced mob story weaves a tale of Frank Falenczyk, an alcoholic, Polish-American hitman. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Frank becomes so inept to the point that he falls asleep on his stakeouts, missing his targets completely. Frank’s sleeping disturbs mob head Roman Krzeminski and his associates at the Czyprynski (Snow) Plowing Co. so much that instead of simply bumping Frank off, they ship him to San Francisco to dry out, join Alcoholics Anonymous and work in a funeral home making up and dressing corpses for wakes. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely then parallel amusing episodes of Frank’s recovery (attending AA meetings and even developing a love interest) while maintaining the machinations of Buffalo mob conflicts as

Krzeminski and rival Irish head, Ed O’Leary fight for control and connections to a group of new Chinese thugs. A veteran of several fine crime films of the 1990s including The Last Seduction, Dahl shoots much of the film with a grainy, film noir look, recreating not only the tough nature of the mob world but also the disturbing states of Frank’s alcoholic condition. The film’s uniformly fine cast is led by Ben Kingsley, who delivers a non-flashy low-keyed portrayal of the aging hitman Frank. Equally compelling and never over the top are Tea Leoni as Frank’s newfound lover, Dennis Farina as O’Leary, Luke Wilson as Frank’s AA mentor, and Bill Pullman as a mob real estate man. With its solid cast of skilled performers and stylish visuals, You Kill Me is a film that brings smiles and mild amusement, not belly laughs and the usual endless riffs of vulgarities and piles of dead bodies.

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MUSIC FOR THE ART OF IT The following records are some of the most sought after and most expensive records on the market, but they’re just so damn cool that I’m opening my wallet at first sight.

:_\XgK_i`ccjby Big Brother & the Holding Company. Columbia, 1968. Janis Joplin asked the Robert Crumb to draw this album — and he did. For those of you into the comic scene, you know the extent of this feat by Joplin. R. Crumb is legendary! J^k%G\gg\iËjCfe\cp?\Xikj:clY9Xe[ by The Beatles. Capitol, 1967. It’s easily the most inspiring album cover of all time. The original cover of P\jk\i[XpXe[Kf[Xp by The Beatles. Capitol, 1966. The photographer, Robert Whitaker, wanted to change the image of the glossy, “cute” boys look the Beatles had at the time, while also implying that their fans treated them like pieces of meat. Given the times, the image criticized the Vietnam war. As always, the ambiguous “they” didn’t get it, so the pretty white album with the boys smiling showed up in stores. Funny fact: the meat was returned to the butcher after the shoot. Also, Whitaker didn’t dismember those dolls. The doll manufacturers sent them like that. Strange people.

you haven’t noticed, this is kind of a funny satire on Sgt. Pepper’s. What you may not know is that Frank Zappa had also wanted to imitate the Stones-in-drag — and yes, that is Jimi Hendrix on the right. He was a good friend of Zappa’s. Zappa told the photographer, Jerry Schatzberg, that he wanted Schatzberg to find a list of over 100 people he wanted in the background. They couldn’t do it, so they added in some people from Zappa’s high-school yearbook.

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on his Web site, “his smart wiring of emotions produces a virtual musical reality, which is based upon different genres, depending on the surrounding of the ‘apparat.’” The cover of such a make-youdance record looks like something I want to dive

Jim Morrison, “When the Music’s Over”

CAITLIN CREMER • STAFF WRITER

The Life of the Record:

Artwork lent itself to Music. Vinyl produced some of the most controversial art work that questioned anything from hair to pickles (maybe not exactly pickles). People held on to their rights and experienced a life foreign to ours today. A dinky little CD with nothing on it isn’t going to make me run outside naked or let my freak flag fly. Maybe that’s why things like Chicago radio station 93XRT has a window of air play called the Vinyl Frontier, or when I go searching for records with my dad, the good stuff is gone and prices are slowly rising. My prediction? Vinyl is coming back. All the signs are there and it’s got me on my toes ...

IN THE WOMB: albums were actually albums. In other words, a book. They would be filled with pockets that held 78rpm shellac discs. But, they were poorly decorated — something usually consisting of a photo of the artist. How generic. Ick. BIRTH, THE 1940S: ART! Company art directors gave the musicians and the artists an idea: “beautiful music should be beautifully packaged” (Sir Peter Blake, Mojo Classic). FIRST BIRTHDAY, 1948: a graphic art (POP!) eruption. FIRST FRIEND: Jazz. Sorry, Rock ’n Roll was still concerned with the glossy, “I’m beautiful!” look.

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1968. The art work on the album is done entirely by Mitchell (inspiring other artists to do the same), while the picture inserted in the top left corner of her art work is a photograph of Mitchell by Mark Roth. This album instigated my album fetish. I just had to have it.

C`]\ `e :Xikffe Dfk`fe by Mika. Island, 2007. On July 12 of this year, Mika opened an expedition of his artwork. Seems as though Mika is following Mitchell’s suit.

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CHILDHOOD OBSESSIONS: Andy Warhol and the art of Hockney, along with comic book illustrations and other such pop art, became the most influential artist. HIGH SCHOOL: experimentation with LSD. A psychedelic phenomenon!! Life was good — and colorful. FIRST HOME: in the Haight-Ashbury area, San Francisco. Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix lead the revolution for artwork, and the Beatles kicked everyone’s ass with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. CANCER AT AGE 37: Cassette tapes emerged, soon to be followed by CDs. Now at age 59, is there a cure?

K_\Dfii`jfe?fk\c by The Doors. Electra, 1970. The story behind this album? Henry Diltz, the photographer, had been hired by The Doors for their next album. They had neither the name of the album nor any idea for the cover. The Door’s keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, mentioned that he had seen a hotel in downtown LA that might be a good shot. The desk clerk at the hotel refused the photo shoot. A few moments later the clerk disappeared in the elevator. So Diltz did what any talented photographer would do and told The Doors to run in, sit down however and run out. The shoot was done in moments, and this is what we got. Those lights in the background? Christmas tree lights — the photo was taken in December. The inner fold was taken at a little wino bar on skid row that Jim Morrison had pointed out ... The name of the bar was the Hard Rock Cafe.

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G`ebDffe by Nick Drake. 1972. The cover is crazy. It implies something psychedelic, yet Nick Drake is far from it. Unfortunately, all his other albums released while he was alive only have pictures of him, but I suppose, in a way, it’s keeping his image alive — which is much needed and deserved,

@cc`ef`j\ by Sufjan Stevens. Asthmatic Kitty Records, 2005. This is a gateway album, which means that it folds out. Here, it seems, the gateway style was utilized for more artistic expression — inspired by characters unique to Illinois — but originally in the ’60s and ’70s the fold out was used to roll joints. Creative.

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1 Bedroom Luxury, Avenue Court. 407 E. University, fully equipped- microwave, washer/dryer in-unit. Security building with elevator. Balconies, underground parking. Hardwick Apartments 356-5272 621-1012

1405-1407 W. KIRBY, C. Aug 2007. Attractive Colonial building, on bus line. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 800 sq. ft. $460/mo. Interior 2 bdrm apts from $440/mo. $50/ mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Apts shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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508 S. MATTIS, C Aug 2007. One of Champaign’s finest apartment complexes featuring a beautiful courtyard. 1 bdrm apts at $475/mo. On bus line with Central A/C, Gas Heat, Laundry facilities, Patios or Balconies, Covered Parking. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 217-356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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611 W. Church St., C. Beautiful 2 BR. in security locked building. Laundry facilities. Heat, hot water, sanitary garbage included. Parking spot in lit off-street parking. Extra storage, dishwasher A/C. Sound & fire proof. No pets. Available August 1st. Applications taken, $640/mo. 649-7409.

705 W. CHURCH, C Aug 2007. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On bus line. Large apts.Balconies or patios. Two bdrms from $470 to $495/mo. One bdrms from $435/mo. To furnish $50/ mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

706 S. WALNUT, U. Aug 2007.1 bdrms from $500/mo. 2 bdrms from $530/mo. Central A/C, Laundry. Furnish, Parking $50/mo. Shown 7 days/wk. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 903 N. Lincoln 2 BR, 2 BA. Fireplace, D/W, W/D, $750 - $800. 217-621-2895

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135 W. CLARK, C Aug 2007. One bdrm apts close to Christie Clinic. Hot water heat, window a/c, laundry, parking avail. Rents from $315 to $330/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 202 N. Coler- U, 2 br $695 mo. Call Bantz Appraisals 369-0355.

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4 Bedroom Campus House For Fall 2007. 706 W. Oregon St., Urbana. $1700/mo. or $425/person. Contact PJ 217-714-1234 502 W. Healey, Champaign. 4 BR house, 2,000 sq. ft. W/D, dishwasher. $1,500/mo. Property Management People. Sally Stock Eissfeldt 217-355-6000 $780 Champaign, near law school, 2 BR with basement & garage, available now, EXCELLENT CREDIT CHECK & REFERENCES REQUIRED. 367-1406

Doyle Properties 398-3695 312 S. Coler (Coler & High, U) Four to Five bedroom house, two bath, W/D, parking, $1500/mo. Neves Group 217-377-8850 www.nevesgroup.com

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Close to Campus Furnished 3 BR, 1.5 Bath, fireplace, W/D, 2.5 car garage, deck, fenced backyard. Available August. $1195. 373-1035. Cozy cottage near downtown Urbana and U of I. 2 bedroom unfurnished house, hardwood floors, off-street parking. Lease deposit, no pets. 359-3687.

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Large 4 bedroom duplex. 2,000+ sq. ft. Central Air. Natural woodwork, hardwood floors throughout. 710 W. Nevada. Leal School District. $1600/mo. 493-3446, 3592072. New Listing 308 Stanage, C. Beautifully remodeled 2 bedroom near Hessel Park and campus. Stunning white kitchen and bath, front porch, garage, fenced yard, basement. $875. Available mid August. 337-7403. One, Two, and Three bedroom houses, condos, and duplexes. Reduced pricing. 637-0806.

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SAFE, QUIET STREET Completely updated, Very Attractive, Furnished, 4 BR, 1 block from Lincoln & Green, Central Air, Fireplace, Living, Dining, Kitchen, W/D, includes parking, Available August, No Pets. 367-3530. $1400. 809 W. Charles Excellent 3 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished home. Parking, laundry, ac, $1000/mo. Ted 766-5108. Furnished 4 bedroom houses on campus near Stoughton and Fifth. Call 356-1407. 211 W. California 2 BR Bungalow available now. $10255/mo. Call Jeff 217-840-8899.

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New construction, Spacious condo, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, lakeview. $1175/mo. 841-9779. Huge 3 bedroom 2.5 bath duplex. $775 garage, dishwasher, central air, EXCELLENT CREDIT CHECK & REFERENCES REQUIRED. Available August 5th. 367-1406 FACULTY, GRADS, AND MORE STOP LOOKING! Excellent location from Krannert Center, Campbell Alumni Center, or School of Music. 3 blocks east of Lincoln Ave in 600 block on West California. 2 BR Duplex in park-like setting with new renovations and off street parking. Smoke Free, no pets. See by appointment only. Call after 5pm 217-898-3230.

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CONDOS/DUPLEXES 520 ROOMS S/W Champaign $800, 3 BR w/ Study, 1.5 bath, w/d hookup. Available 8/1, EXCELLENT CREDIT CHECK & REFERENCES REQUIRED. 367-1406 MAYNARD LAKE AREA DUPLEX 2 BDRM 1.5 BATH ALL APPLIANCES SUNROOM ENERGY EFFICIENT, NO PETS, NON SMOKING UNIT, 1.5 CAR GARAGE AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST $725/MO 3303B HALLIFAX DRIVE, C HILLSHIRE REALITY (217)352-6400

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1 Block from Quad! (across from Lincoln Hall) Free utilities, local phone, A/C, Kitchen, Laundry, Furnished, Hi-speed internet access ea. room. Double, $280/mo. Private certified housing for male students. University YMCA, 337-1500 johanne@universityymca.org

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4 bedroom Campus House. For Fall 2007. 706 W. Oregon St., Urbana. $1700/mo. or $425/person. Co.ntact PJ 217-714-1234 Available Now

Housemate Wanted. Rent includes everything! Large, quiet student house near Westgate Park and Downtown Champaign. Available August 1st. Email: melanie@darcybean.com

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Male roommate needed to share deluxe furnished 4 BR house at 316 W. John. $350/month + utilities. Ted 766-5108.

Near Nevada & Busey. Kitchen Privleges, color cable TV, laundry, parking. On-site resident manager. 9 month lease. Summer lease at reduced rates. 337-1565 or 3286490.

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Single rooms for women. Clean, kitchen and laundry facilities, close to campus, located on bus line. $245-$265/month. Utilities included. Wireless internet recently added. 367-4824.

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Roommate for 3 bedroom house, GREAT location. $450/month. Including utilities. Male, Available August! 217-766-6893 Roommates wanted for Fall. Share deluxe furnished 3 or 4 bedroom apartment at 3rd and Clark. From $250 per month. Ted 766-5108.

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SAYING IT: SILENCING THE WRONG VOICES SILENCE IN THE COURTROOM Recently you may have heard about the judge in Lincoln, Neb. who allowed a defense motion to ban the words “rape,” “sexual assault,” “victim” and “assailant” in a sexual assault trial that took place this year. The judge ordered the victim and prosecutors not to use these words, along with “sexual assault kit” and “sexual assault nurse.” The defense lawyer in the case stated that these words needed to be restricted in order to keep the trial fair. Instead, the alleged victim was allowed to use the words “sex” or “intercourse” to describe the assault. WHAT THE F? Can you imagine a murder trial at which the words murder, beaten, strangled, bludgeoned to death, or killed were not permitted? Of course not, because this would be ridiculous. What does this have to do with our sex column? It led us to think about whose voices are silenced and whose are not, especially when it comes to sex. SILENCE IN THE CLASSROOM For example, in our country there is no standardized curriculum of sex education to give young people the information and skills they need to become sexually healthy adults. Most states do have guidelines that say abstinence should be taught. School districts can go above and beyond the state guidelines and teach abstinence and pregnancy and STI prevention methods, but most schools do not. Additionally, many schools limit the language that can be used in sex education. Locally, rape prevention educators are frequently discouraged from saying “sexual assault” because they can’t say the word “sex” in school. And in those schools that do provide “really good” sex education, students receive, perhaps, a whole semester of sex ed. A whole semester. That’s what, 15 weeks, maybe an hour a week to prepare young people to understand sexuality? There’s no consistent policy for sex education in this country. Saying the words “sex,” “condom” or “vagina” might, after all, ruin the minds of our youth. Illustration by Linus Gog

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healthy way — interested in sex and what sexuality means, they can find a host of information on the Internet to show them exactly what this country thinks of sex and how sex looks. It’s the most accessible form of sex education available today in this country. What does it tell us? According to mainstream online pornography, sex is violent, mean, degrading (mostly towards women), doesn’t take place within any kind of relational context, and is focused on genital pleasure (of men). When we look at the language, we find that sex is racist, that women are “whores and sluts,” and men, simply “cocks.” It shows boys that their penises are weapons used to pound, slam, rip, kill, torture and bang women, all for the women’s pleasure. Because in the world of pornography this is what women love. MAKES US WANNA HOLLER We live in a society that doesn’t allow words like “sexual assault” to enter a courtroom because it might make a sexual assault trial “unfair.” In the classroom, we restrict words like vagina, penis, sexual intercourse, sex, condom, emergency contraception and abortion because students might get the wrong impression about what our values are and what we’re teaching them about sex. We want to ensure that courtrooms are “fair” and that the minds of jurors are not tainted by hearing these words, therefore resulting in an unjust trial. To the contrary, it seems very clear where society’s values lie. WHAT THE FUCK? So in our society, certain voices are allowed to speak for us, to tell us what sex is and isn’t. Our concern is that very few people seem to raise their voices when rape victims are silenced in the courtroom or when sex ed is silenced in classroom, but we shy away from silencing what porn screams at us. Good sex means sex on our own terms, and it means access to positive, healthy, accurate information about sex and sexuality. And this takes OUR voices. So scream, yell, moan, or holler, but most of all, make your voice heard.

SEX 411: SPEAKING UP, SPEAKING OUT • • Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment: www.pavingtheway.net • • Illinois Campaign for Responsible Sex Ed: www.responsiblesexed.org

Kim Rice & Ross Wantland are professionals in the fields of sex education and violence prevention. E-mail them at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com

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free will astrology JUL 26 — JUL 31 ARIES

March 21 – April 19

Writing in Poetry Flash, critic Rusty Morrison speculates that “the sublime can only be glimpsed by pressing through fear’s boundary, beyond one’s previous conceptions of the beautiful.” That’s a good theme for you to experiment with right now, Aries. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re very close to making contact with splendor you’ll remember all your life. (And I don’t use that fancy word “splendor” lightly.) You’ll need a lot of playful courage to make the boundary-crossing. But I know you can do it if you keep heading in the direction of what’s scarily meaningful.

T A U RU S

April 20 – May 20

“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination,” wrote Anaïs Nin. “Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.” I share Nin’s perspective, Taurus; I know from experience how maddeningly slow the truth-gathering process can be. But I’m pleased to inform you that you’re in a phase when missing puzzle pieces will become available at a faster rate than usual. Be alert for the subtle onslaught.

GEMINI

May 21 – June 20

“Whatever is not an energy source is an energy sink,” writes novelist Marge Piercy. Is it really that unambiguous? Can you divide every single person, event, and institution into those that suck your vitality and those that pump you up? I think it’s usually more complicated than that. There are many things that simultaneously suck and pump. But for you right now, Gemini, I believe it is that clear-cut. Proceed accordingly. Be ruthlessly discerning in deciding what influences you invite into your sphere.

CANCER

June 21 – July 22

“Dear Rob: I like to take my daughters to the playground. While they hang out in the sandbox, I’ve often tried to make it across the monkey bars -- you know, those overhead bars where you go hand over hand while your body dangles below. In hundreds of attempts, I’ve failed every time. My hands hurt, I feel heavy and out of shape, and I give up quickly. But last Saturday the spell was broken. I asked the gods of the playground to help me out. As I jumped up to grab the monkey bars, the idea popped into my head that I should bend my legs instead of leaving them dangling down. I got a swinging motion going, and made it across easily. After all those years of frustration, I couldn’t believe such a little change made such a big difference. -Cancerian Reporting from the Trenches.” Dear Cancerian: Thanks for your testimony. I think it’s exactly what your fellow Crabs need to hear.

LEO

July 23 – Aug. 22

You’ve arrived at the recreate-yourself-from-scratch phase of your cycle. To celebrate, I’ve gathered three apt pieces of advice for you to scrawl on a piece of paper that you’ll put under your pillow. (1) “Almost everything comes from almost nothing.” - Henri-Frédéric Amiel. (2) “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker. (3) “Leap and the net will appear.” - Zen saying.

VIRGO

Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

In the language of the Hopi Indians, koyaanisqatsi means “crazy life,” “life in turmoil,” or “life out of balance.” It’s usually invoked to describe a culture that’s in disarray because of corruption and lack of vision. In the horoscope you’re now reading, however, I’m using it to identify a chaotic state that each of us periodically goes through in our personal life. It’s a phase when we lose our moorings, when we’re out of touch with our moral center. On the one hand, it’s uncomfortable and disorienting. On the other hand, the brain-scrambling it stirs up is often a blessing. It flushes out mental habits that no longer serve us. It provokes creative innovations by rearranging the contents of our psyche. According to my reading of the omens, this is such a time for you, Virgo. Happy koyaanisqatsi!

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SCORPIO

Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

S AG I T TA R I U S

Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

AQUA R I U S

Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

If this was 1700 and you lived in London or if it was 1800 and you lived in Philadelphia, I’d tell you, Go west, young man or young woman. The astrological omens imply that your most useful adventures lie in the direction the sun travels. But we could also interpret the oracular advice to “go west” not as a literal mandate to head out on the road, but rather as a metaphorical exhortation to follow the sun in your heart. So what does that expression mean to you? If you followed the sun in your heart, would you align yourself with a live-giving source of light and energy? Would you do something that fills you with warmth and vitality? Would you answer a call that’s coming to you from the most practical manifestation of divine intelligence you know? Or all three?

A Sagittarius reader named Sarah Morehouse sent me an announcement. “I’ve just discovered that I’m . . . ummm . . . cough . . . RULER OF THE WORLD,” she said. “Don’t panic. I’m planning to be a benign dictator. But here are two immediate changes. First: We will no longer separate reverence and amusement. Every one of us must regard humor as holy, and infuse our moments of solemn awe with giggles and snorts. Secondly: All of us are artists. That’s right: Each and every one of us is now a certified creator of smart beauty, deep spiritual meaning, and good-natured practical jokes.” Queen Sarah went on at length, but I’ll stop there so I have room to point out this truth: Of all the signs of the zodiac, you Sagittarians are in the most perfect position to embody her new laws. In the coming weeks, you should regard them as your mandate.

This would be a perfect moment to send 100 roses to someone you love. Oddly enough, it’ll also be an excellent time to send 100 roses to someone you love to hate. In other words, the karmic ledger needs to be kept in balance. You’ve got to make sure that all the opposites in your life are given their proper due. Each side of every paradox deserves your equal attention. What’s the payoff? An exotic and lyrical brand of harmony will be yours if you expand your mind to encompass the yin of every yang, and vice versa.

Consider writing an entertaining advertisement about yourself in order to attract the resources you’d like to play with. Or think about buying the domain name “showerblessingson[putyourna mehere].com,” then setting up a website where the world can send you business offers, marriage proposals, free gifts, and invitations to travel. The point is, Aquarius, that the upcoming weeks will be a perfect time to get very aggressive and highly specific about asking for what you need. Rev up the fun-loving parts of your imagination.

PISCES

Feb. 19 – March 20

If you’re a gardener who loves your plants, you’re merciless towards weeds. Even if you have a deep reverence for all forms of life, you don’t waver in your drive to yank out the hairy bittercress that’s crowding your tomatoes. You don’t feel twinges of guilt as you eliminate the chickweed near your squash. I advise you to use a similar approach as you nurture your little growing things in the coming days. Safeguard them from anything that would distract them from their instinctive purpose or weaken their power to become more thoroughly themselves. Homework: Name a feat of strength you were never capable of pulling off until the last three months. Testify by going to RealAstrology.com and clocking on “Email Rob.”

Sept. 23 – Oct.22

The muskmelon is a fruit that continues to ripen after it’s picked, whereas a watermelon stops ripening the moment it’s plucked from the vine. As you enter your own personal harvest season, Libra, keep that difference in mind; it’ll be a useful metaphor. Some of the “crops” you’ve been growing all these months are like muskmelons, while others are like watermelons. Do you know which are which? Let the watermelon-like fruits of your labors stay on the vine until you’re absolutely sure they’re fully mature.

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PHOTOS BY AMELIA MOORE | CONTINUED FROM PG. 4

Passengers wait to ride the “Zumur”, a ride which whips swings at an almost parallel level with the ground, Friday.

A vending game decorated with hundreds of stuffed animal prizes draws crowds late Friday night.

Miss Champaign County, Kayla Zacholski, 18 of Mahomet and Alexandra Forrest, 18 of Champaign, practice singing the National Anthem over the Demolition Derby Pit before the start of the event.

Gregory Hardy, 19 of Rantoul, smashes a sledgehammer in to the side of his car before round two of the derby. Hardy has been competing on and off in derbies for three years.

In a battle of machine on machine action, steel skeletons and pure horsepower rage Friday night at the fair. Car 1014, driven by Ben Uher, went on to flip this opponent and later explode in a burst of fire.

A member of the ‘C U Crash’ pit team helps to announce and disqualify cars from an elevated stand over the pit on Friday afternoon at the fair.

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THU. JUL 26 Live Bands Unplugged [Robert Russell is featured at this week’s early, acoustic show.] Embassy Tavern, U. 7pm Jazz Tapestry Cover, Iron Post, U. 7pm Acoustic @ Aroma: Lynn O’Brien, Abbi Rajasekhar All ages, free, Aroma Cafe, C. 8pm Soul Fish, Jeremy Harper Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U.9pm Live Karaoke Band [Karaoke, but with a band.] Free, Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar, Tolono. 9pm Corn Desert Ramblers $5, 18+, Canopy Club, U. 9pm Machines That Think, The Third Flight, Vanattica $5, Cowboy Monkey, C. 10pm Concerts Krannert Uncorked [The best beverages of the area, tasted free of charge, and live music.] Free, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U. 5pm The Chi-Lites [Tickets on sale from $25-$35.] Virginia Theatre, C. 7pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club [Nothin’ but Rock.] Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm DJ Hellcat [Get your groove on with DJ Hellcat, spinning ’50s rock, rockabilly, r&b, soul, ’60s garage, pop, french yeye girls, mod, freakbeat, trash, funk, ’70s punk, power pop, ’80s, ’90s, electro, alternative, hiphop, and more.] Mike ’n Molly’s, C. 10pm Chris O [House.] Barfly, C. 10pm Disco Phil [Funk, House.] Fubar, C. 10pm Lincoln Jones [House.] Soma Ultralounge, C. 10pm Dancing Free Summer Workshop Series [Intermediate Nightclub 2-step w/ Mike.] Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U. 8:30pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke [Come and enjoy karaoke every Thursday.] The Office, U. 10pm Film Cinema through the African Lens: “Thunderbolt” [Post-screening discussion led by Akinloye Ojo. This feature film focuses on Yinka from the Yoruba tribe and Ngozi, an Ibo, who meet in the National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria. A retelling of the Othello story in an African setting, the seeds of jealousy are planted when a friend of Yinka suggests that Ngozi is having a secret affair because “Ibo are untrustworthy.” The film then becomes distinctly West African as the supernatural comes to the fore; curses and ritual cleansing take the place of psychological explanations.] Main Library, 7pm

Festivals [155th Champaign County Fair: World Championship Rodeo.] Champaign County Fairgrounds, 7pm Workshops [Bridging Mathematics, Computing, and Quantitative Science with Biology for Undergraduate Education: A Workshop for 21st Century Biology Education.] National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, U. 8:30am Recreation Lifetime Fitness Program [Join us every weekday morning. No cost for Rec Center members.] Campus Recreation (CRCE), U. 6am Teen Camp Allerton Park, Monticello. 9am Poker Night [Join us each Thursday to brush up on skills, meet new people and keep your game sharp. Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha will be played.] Savoy Recreational Center, 6pm Theater “Bus Stop” [Summer Studio Theatre presents this Broadway classic starring Santana Vermeesch and Drew Shirley. Tickets are available through the Krannert Center Box Office.] Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U. 7:30pm Forever Plaid [Once upon a time, there were four guys who loved to sing. They all met in high school, when they joined the audiovisual club (1956). Discovering they shared affection for music and entertaining, they got together and dreamed of becoming like their idols. They rehearsed in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company. It was here they became Forever Plaid-a name that connects the continuation of traditional values of family, home and harmony.] $15, Station Theatre, U. 8pm Miscellaneous French Department: Pause Cafe Espresso Royale Cafe, U. 6pm Normal Person’s Book Discussion Group [More info: (217) 355-3167.] Illini Union, C. 7pm Art Exhibits “Allerton Legacy” [Open until dusk, daily. Also, garden tours can be arranged if you call 333-2127.] Allerton Park, Monticello. 9am “An Architect Collects” [Robert D. Kleinschmidt and A Lifetime of Fine Arts Acquisitions. Find day-to-day museum hours at www.kam.uiuc.edu.] Krannert Art Museum, U. 9am New Acquisitions [Showcase of the most recent donations and purchases to the world of culture at UIUC.] Krannert Art Museum, U. 9am The Group: D-zero17 Exhibition [An exhibition of original artworks by The Group: D-zero17. The Group: D-zero17 is a collection of students from the Watercolor II Class taught by artist Donald Lake at Parkland College. For more info on this and other programs at Pages For All Ages, visit http://www.pagesforallages.com/art. html.] Pages for All Ages, C. 9am

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“Into the Green” [Paintings by Cindy Westfall.] Heartland Gallery, C. 10am Fundraisers Children’s Rummage Sale [There will be many brand new, never used, and gently worn children’s clothes, toys, games, furniture, books and other miscellaneous items.] University YMCA, C. 4pm Family Fun Funfare [Children ages 3-6 are invited — with an adult — for a program featuring stories, songs, puppets and films for children and their parents or caregivers. Preschool groups are invited to come from 9:45-10:15. (Groups please register in advance by calling 367-4069) Second program from 10:30-11.] Urbana Free Library, 9:45am “Mission Read: To the Library and Beyond” [Blast-off this summer with the Children’s Department of The Urbana Free Library when you join the 2007 summer reading program. Sign up for one of two independent reading clubs in the Children’s Department: Space Stars (pre-readers) and Book Blasters(readers). For more information, call 367-4069 or visit the library’s website at www. urbanafreelibrary.org.] Urbana Free Library, 10am “Book Waves Read Aloud” [Listen to a great read-aloud story and then share some of your favorite books. Children entering grades 3-6 are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and some favorite books to talk about. Cookies and drinks will be provided. You will also learn how you can be on TV to talk about your favorite books. No registration is required for this free program.] Urbana Free Library, 11:30am K-1 Club: Bow-Dacious String Band Performance [Violins, cellos, violas, mandolins, and more. Have a rollicking time as Robin Kearton and the kids in the Bow-Dacious String Band perform popular tunes from bluegrass to waltzes. For kindergarten and first-grade students, K-1 Club is a learn-how and learn-moreabout-it series just for kids in kindergarten and first grade. There is a new topic each week. Catch it when you can, or come every time.] Free, Champaign Public Library, 2pm Family Fun Night [Enjoy healthy, fun activities including open gym, board games and much more for little ones and parents.] Savoy Recreational Center, 5pm Museums “A Whole ’Nother Game: Baseball in Central Illinois from the 1860s to the 1970s” [Visit this year’s special exhibit featuring the history of area baseball from its beginnings during the Civil War through the Eastern Illinois League teams of the 1970s. No admission fee. Museum hours: 10am to 5pm Mondays through Saturdays in June, July and August.] Early American Museum, Mahomet. 1pm IN

Seniors Occupation Potluck [This is another installment in our series of monthly lunch presentations about interesting professions, as told by local speakers working in that field. Please bring a dish to share and table service for yourself. And don’t forget to share stories about your own occupation.] Hays Recreation Center, C. 12pm

FRI. JUL 27 Live Bands Billy Galt Sings the Blues [Straight from the Blues Deacons, Billy plays at Blues Restaurant every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Join us for the best BBQ in town with great music on the side.] Blues, U. 11:30am ‘Appy Hour with Live Music at Silvercreek Restaurant [Half-price appetizers and live music at Silvercreek every Friday 5-8pm. Patio dining also available.] Silvercreek Restaurant, C. 5pm Jeff Helgesen Quintet w/ Chip McNeill Free, Iron Post, U. 5pm C-U Jazz Crusaders [C-U Crusaders is a new jazz ensemble recently formed here in Champaign / Urbana. This is a tribute band to the great band “The Jazz Crusaders”, recording music from the early 1960s to early 2000.] Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C. 5:30pm Barb Hamilton Free, Hubers, C. 8pm Country Connection $1, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm JAB w/ Tongue N Gruve [Rock/Metal covers.] Cover, Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar, Tolono. 9pm Keith Harden Homecoming [The man synonymous with music at the Embassy Tavern returns from Nashville for his first show since the rebirth of the Embassy as a live music venue. A special evening not to be missed.] Embassy Tavern, U. 9pm Acid Nectar, Victims of Chaos, Us Against Them, Filtered Through $5, 18+, Canopy Club, U. 9pm The Chemicals, Bound Stems, Tunnels, Royal Electric [Note: This show has been moved from Cowboy Monkey.] $5, 19+, Highdive, C. 9:45pm Concerts If it Plays in Urbana [Gavin & Gordy Wilson. Vocals, Keyboard, Ventriloquism, Magic & Assorted Nonsense.] Grace United Methodist Church, U. 7:30pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm DJ Mertz [House, funk, electro.] Free, Boltini Lounge, U. 10pm Foreign Exchange: DJ Mambo Italiano, Chad Dunn [House, tribal, latin, reggaeton and more. Also, percussion by Chad Dunn.] Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C. 10pm House music Free, Ko Fusion, C. 11pm Dancing Contra Dance [Singles, couples, groups, and families are invited to come dance to live music every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. All dances are taught (walked-through) prior to dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the wood floor,

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ART AND THEATER The Chi-Lites [The Chi-Lites moved from “soul superstars” to simply superstars in 1972, as two group ballads rocketed to the top of the charts and became among the most memorable songs of the decade. “Have You Seen Her,” with its sad opening monologue, took the pop world by storm, only to be topped by the forlorn harmonica lead and impeccable harmonies of the group’s greatest song, “Oh Girl.”Soultracks.com] Virginia Theatre, July 26, 7 p.m., $30 Main/$20 Mezzanine/$15 Balcony Will it play in Urbana? [Benefit recital for the new Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series presented by members of the ChampaignUrbana Symphony & Friends. Gordy & Gavin WIlson. Keyboard, vocals, magic, Ventriloquism and assorted nonsense.] Grace United Methodist Church, July 27, 7:30 p.m. When HIV Hits a Holy House [One Show Only! One of the most electrifying, explosive stage plays ever that deals with the deadly HIV virus. Infecting and affecting a God centered home.] Virginia Theatre, July 28, 6 p.m., Adults $18.50/Students $15.50/ Groups 20+ $15.50 Scenes and Singles Apprentice/Intern Presentation [Summer Studio Apprentices and Interns offer short scenes and monologues from works of Bus Stop playwright William Inge and his contemporaries as the culmination of their five weeks’ worth of classes, it’s your chance to see our future theatre stars, and what’s more, admission is FREE!] Studio Theatre, July 29, 2 p.m., free Open Mic Night for Teens [Bring your acoustic instrument, your latest poem, or your Idol-worthy singing voice and perform center stage. We’ll have the karaoke machine on hand! For middle and high school students.] Champaign Public Library, Tuesday July 31, 7 p.m., free

www.prairienet.org/con.] Phillips Recreation Center, U. 8pm Festivals 155th Champaign County Fair: Full Size Invitational Demolition Derby Champaign County Fairgrounds, 7pm Theater “The Lion in Winter” [Summer Studio Theatre presents Steven M. Keen and Anne Shapland Kearns in this Broadway classic. Tickets are available through the Krannert Center Box Office.] Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U. 7:30pm Miscellaneous Blood Drive [Walk-ins are always welcome.] WCIA Channel 3, C. 2pm Mind /Body / Spirit Health is Wealth [The Urbana Free Library is teaming up with the University of Illinois Extension, Champaign County 4-H to sponsor Health is Wealth, three afternoons of fun activities for teens that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Kids will make healthy snacks, go on a scavenger hunt, visit Cardinal Fitness, and more. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 367-4405.] Urbana Free Library, 1pm

SAT. JUL 28 Live Bands C4A Urbana Street and Alley Fest: Recycled Rhythms, Mhondoro, Big Grove Zydeco Iron Post, U. 5pm

Jeff Helgesen Quartet w/ Vocalist Rachel Lee Cover, Alto Vineyards, C. 7:30pm New Twang City Free, Hubers, C. 8pm Country Connection $1, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Live Music Bang 76, Mike ’n Molly’s, C. 9pm Work In Progress Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Corn Desert Ramblers All ages, $5, Iron Post, U. 9pm MsF, Brian Deer, Mad Mardigan, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons [To open the show, John May will preview his short film “Someday”.] $5, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C. 9:30pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm DJ Tim Williams Remix of top-40, house, techno, dance-pop, disco, ’80s and hiphop.] $5 cover. Highdive, C. 10pm Chris O [House.] Free, Boltini Lounge, C. 10pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke [Come and enjoy karaoke every Saturday.] Geo’s, C. 9pm Festivals 155th Champaign County Fair: Tractor/Truck Pull Champaign County Fairgrounds, 11am 155th Champaign County Fair: Tractor Pull, Illinois Championshipi Semi-Truck Pull Champaign County Fairgrounds, 5pm

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Street Dance in Downtown Urbana [Enjoy music by four bands with dancing on the streets at this free, all-ages event. Music by Bow-dacious String Band (5-5:30pm); Recycled Rhythms (5:30-6:30); Mhondoro (6:45-8:15) and Big Grove Zydeco (8:30-10pm). This event sponsored by the Community Center for the Arts and the Urbana Business Association.] Downtown Urbana, 5pm Recreation Kings of the Court [Bring three of your friends and try to become Kings of the Savoy Recreation Center Court. The rules are simple: first four-person team to 12 points wins and the winner stays until they are defeated. Teams must call their own fouls. SRC Gym rules and policies will be strictly enforced.] Savoy Recreational Center, 7am

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I GOT CUT UP IN A KNIFE FIGHT. All ReStore orientations begin on the main floor of the store. For more information, a current ReStore orientation schedule, or to RSVP for an orientation, please contact Courtney at 355-6460 x116 or email volunteer@cuhabitat.org.] Habitat for Humanity, 9am

SUN. JUL 29 Live Bands 7 to 9 Sundays: The Feed, Lynn O’Brien, Royal Electric $3.50, All ages, Iron Post, U. 7pm Crystal River Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Work In Progress Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm DJ Salsa Sundays with DJ Bris [Lessons 7pm-8:30pm, then open dancing.] Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C. 7pm

Recreation Junior Explorers Camp: Session 2 Allerton Park, Monticello. 9am Miscellaneous Italian Table [Italian converstaion.] Intermezzo Cafe, U. 12pm

TUE. JUL 31 Live Bands Billy Galt Sings the Blues Blues, U. 11:30am Original Music Showcase [Musicians are encouraged to participate and to showcase their original material.] Espresso Royale Cafe, U. 8pm Bugtussle Free. Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Rehearsal Space Series: The Greytones, Staci Anderson Free, 18+, Canopy Club, U. 9pm

Champaign County YMCA – Literacy Volunteers Read stories to children attending day camp. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. throughout the summer. Volunteers are also needed at the YMCA Ladies Golf Outing on Monday August 20. Please contact Debra Kimme by phone at 239-2803 or by e-mail at debra@ccymca.net.

Environmental Education Center Open [Explore interactive display, see live animals and enjoy natural history exhibits at the Environmental Education Center. Join nature center staff and volunteers for guided nature hikes at 1pm. Admission to the center and for the hike is free. For more information, call (217) 896-2455.] Homer Lake, 10am Theater “Pasta” [Summer Studio Theatre presents the Carmone Brothers Italian Food Products Corporation in the Pasta Pageant, starring Dallas Street and Matthew J. Hutchinson.Tickets are available through the Krannert Center Box Office.] Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U. 3pm es of family, home and harmony. $15, Station Theatre, U. 8pm Miscellaneous Market at the Square [Over 150 Illinois vendors — produce, food, flowers, plants, art, fine craft & more.] Illinois St. & Vine St., 9am Family Fun “Kids Discovery Talent Show” [Find out if you are the next Britney Spears, Jackie Chan, David Copperfield, Yo-Yo Ma, or maybe even William Shakespeare. Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to sing, dance, share a joke or skit, magic or kung fu... anything special. Auditions are required, July 14 or 21 from 3-4pm, kids who audition will receive a gift certificate for a free book.] Urbana Free Library, 3pm Volunteer ReStore Volunteer Orientation [Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for our ReStore. Volunteers assist in all store duties, including customer service, pricing and displaying, pick ups and deliveries, and cashiering. All proceeds go to building more homes in Champaign County. To get involved, please attend our 45-minute orientation.

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DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm Recreation Boat Rentals [Paddleboats, kayaks and rowboats will be available every Sunday through Labor Day Weekend. There is no charge, but donations are requested. For more information, call (217) 586-3360.] Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 1pm Gamer Night [Play your favorite video games larger than life on the SRC’s projector TV. Each week will feature a different game, from first-person shooters to sports to Dance Dance Revolution.] Savoy Recreational Center, 4:30pm Miscellaneous UIUC Falun Dafa Practice Group [For more info: 244-2571.] Illini Union, C. 4:10pm

MON. JUL 30 Live Bands Jazz Jam w/ MRS Trio Cover, Iron Post, U. 7pm Bugtussle Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Corn Desert Ramblers Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Hospitality Night [Jeff Kerr and Billy Gault host the weekly party for those in the hospitality industry.] Embassy Tavern, U. 9pm Open Mic Night with Hosts Brandon T. Washington and Mike Ingram Free, Cowboy Monkey, C. 10pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm Open Decks [Hosted by Chris O and the Infinite Imagination.] Barfly, C. 10pm Lectures/discussions “Neutrinos and Supernovas: A Physicist Does Cosmology” [Professor Jon Thaler.] Loomis Laboratory, U. 12:15pm

DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm Dancing Illini Folk Dance Society [Beginners welcome: 398-6686.] Illini Union, C. 8pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, C. 9pm Karaoke [Karaoke with Randy Miller.] Free, Bentley’s Pub, C. 9:30pm Outlaw Karaoke [Karaoke from 10pm-2am at the White Horse Inn. Voted “Best Karaoke on Campus” 2 years in a row.] White Horse Inn, C. 10pm Workshops Rain Garden Workshop [A presentation on what rain gardens are and how to create one in your yard. Hosted by Prairie Rivers Network, the workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information call 217-344-2371.] McKinley Foundation Building, U. 7pm Meetings Not-for-Profit/Charitable Organization Grant Consideration Workshop [Topics to be covered during the meeting will include types of programs to be funded, completing the application, and the decision process.] Urbana Free Library, 4pm Bariatric Support Group [Geared towards patients who underwent weight management surgery more than a year ago.] Carle Foundation Hospital, C. 6:30pm Family Fun Babies’ Lap Time [Babies and their parents or caregivers are invited to The Urbana Free Library for Babies Lap Time on Tuesdays from 9:45-10:15am. This program of songs, stories, and rhymes is for our youngest patrons, ages birth to 24 months, with an adult. No registration is required. For

more information, call 367-4069.] Urbana Free Library, 9:45am Bubble Blast [See how many bubbles you can make. Meet us in Cherry Alley in front of the library for some good clean fun. No registration is required for this free program. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.] Urbana Free Library, 2pm

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Seniors B & B (Breakfast and Bingo) [At the Hays B & B, we aim to please our guests. Wake up to coffee and a small breakfast that accompany a morning round of Bingo. Pajamas and slippers allowed. Sign up by noon the day before. Fee is $2 ($3 for non-residents), and please bring two prizes.] Hays Recreation Center, C. 10am

WED. AUG 01 Live Bands Donnie Heitler [Solo piano.] The Great Impasta, C. 6pm Irish Traditional Music Session Bentley’s Pub, C. 7pm Feudin’ Hillbilly’s Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm One Room Apartment w/ Special Guests Moxie Motive and Bonzai Kitty Free, Canopy Club, U. 9pm Wednesdays in the Void: One Room Apartment, Moxie Motive, The Winter Sounds, Bonzaai Kitty Free, Canopy Club, U. 9pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm Bozak Free, Cowboy Monkey, C. 10pm Disco Phil [Disco, funk and soul.] Free, Boltini Lounge, C. 10:30pm Karaoke Dragon Karaoke [Paul Faber hosts karaoke.] Embassy Tavern, U. 9pm Liquid Courage Karaoke [Come and enjoy karaoke every Wednesday night.] Geovantis, C. 10pm Outlaw Karaoke White Horse Inn, C. 10pm Workshops Uhuru Summer Arts Program for Teens [Learn about Hip Hop music in South Africa. Listen to the drumming styles of West Africa and try them yourself. Find out about the struggles for freedom in Africa and what they have to do with you. It is all part of a series of summer workshops for teens presented by the Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the University of Illinois African Studies and African American Studies departments. Open to all teens. Refreshments will be served. Register by stopping by the Reference desk or calling 367-4405.] Urbana Free Library, 2pm

Well this month might almost be over, but summer is still here and The Chemicals are prepped to end July with a bang! In August of 2004 this indie rock band played their first live show and after a few random adjustments in band members they have been touring the Champaign-Urbana area ever since. The four members who comprise this group collaborate to embody a sound that is light-hearted, lyrically interesting and musically sound.

Recreation Beginning Golf [Join Director of Golf Mike Wallner from the University of Illinois golf course for this class on the basics of golf.] University Golf Course, Savoy. 5:30pm

So spend your Friday night out listening to good music for a change. The Chemicals headline this Friday at The Highdive with opening bands Royal Electric, Tunnels, and Bound Stems.

Miscellaneous The Deutsche Konversationgruppe Bread Company, U. 1pm Scandanavian Coffee Hour Bread Company, U. 4pm

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