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A rooster was calling from one of my neighboring back yards on my first morning back in town. It was a stark reminder that I was in residential Urbana, the home to wandering poultry (don’t forget the time a gang of turkeys roamed the streets for months). Fresh from a weeklong stint up in Wisconsin, I just finished moving into the musky basement of a sky-blue house that I will call home for the next several months. I arrived nicely browned and seasoning a cold from my trip, where the weather and the atmosphere were similar to Urbana’s; the mornings were murky and cool from rain and the vegetation was abundant (a stark difference from a Campustown apartment). In Wisconsin, three friends and I stayed in Cambridge, a village with slightly more than 2100 people located half an hour away from Madison. The downtown was a couple-block stretch of Main Street, most fitting the description of “quaint,” especially because it was populated by quaint little shops owned by quaint little ladies, selling quaint little goodies like quaint little piggy banks, quaint little sewing needles and quaint candies and quaint outfits. If it weren’t for the Jimmy John’s down the street, I would’ve exploded of Small-Town-Americanisis. Our tiny (quaint) yellow house was just a short walk from the mile-wide Lake Ripley. There were no turtles on the lake and few mammals I

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usually observe foraging in the evening. There were just swarms of mosquitoes, unhampered by heavy campfire smoke, candles, insect repellent, mosquito-repel lent bur n ing coi ls and an unwelcoming attitude. So don’t go dragging any of those elements with you on vacation because they wont help (except for the campfire, great for making s’mores, melting glass bottles and proving your perseverance against damp wood and an unwilling flame). We took two day trips to Madison, a city seemingly populated by no more than half a dozen people, at least until the students get back. State Street is the eating and shopping backbone of the city and the home to Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, a cheap and great alternative to chains and franchises. They make a fantastic “Zanzibarian Chocolate,” a mix of three dark chocolates from Africa. Our second trip to Madison was an early and groggy journey to the Saturday farmer’s market, the line of vendors stretching all the way around the Capitol building. There was no end to heirloom tomatoes, cheese curds, or fresh bread, and there was one lone speaker decrying evolution (“In the beginning God made everything or in the beginning dirt made itself.”) Two days later, I was back in this town. Yes, our farmer’s market is tiny in comparison to Madison’s and there aren’t large lakes on either side of Champaign — Urbana. But the town is charming in its own ways, from our crazy turkeys to our delectable ice cream and gelato joints to our awesome graffiti. sounds from the scene


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WHEN THE UNDERDOG MAKES A COMEBACK Quitters never make it in the Major League of Life This has been a strange year in baseball for me. As a Cardinals fan, I’m sure my view is a little skewed since we won the World Series last year. It’s sort of like getting crazy excited about cuddling after intercourse. It’s fine and all, but it’s difficult not to space out and just go get a sandwich. Still, I watch baseball every damned day. My Cardinals in particular haven’t played especially well, like a cancer patient, there are good days and bad days to the point you almost wish they’d just die already. I keep holding out hope though, ya never know. Last week, something special happened that reminded me that it’s not all about the winning or the losing, it’s just the game. It wasn’t Barry Bonds setting the home run record. It’s tough to get excited about a guy so pumped full of chemicals that he makes the thought of a bobblehead in his likeness redundant. Everyone has known it was going to happen for quite a while whether they wanted it to or not. He’s sort of a pompous ass and a large majority of baseball fandom gave him a shrug instead of a standing ovation. Nope, the thing that gave me tremendous joy last week was instead the return of Rick Ankiel to Major League Baseball. Some of you may not remember him, so let’s go back about seven years. In 2000 he was about 19 years old and a promising pitcher for the Cardinals. Actually, he was better than promising. He had a stellar regular season and then the playoffs rolled around. He was slated to start the first game and, well, let’s just say it all went south with a vengeance meaner than Sherman’s March. In his first playoff outing, he had a lead. Then, all of a sudden the dude freaked. Freaked isn’t even a strong enough word. He threw a wild pitch. It happens. He threw another one. It can happen, I suppose. He threw a third one. Well, that’s sort of odd, but I suppose … you get the idea. When it was all said and done, he’d let loose five wild pitches in the inning and put his team in dire straits, not just in the game, but also in regards to general clubhouse conversation. I mean what the piss do you say to a guy after something like that? Nine days later in his next start, he didn’t make it past the first inning: three walks, two more wild pitches. Four days later, a couple more of the wild ones in a relief appearance. The Cards were out of the playoffs and everyone assumed

the talented kid would take some time off and then regroup to continue his career. It didn’t work out that way. Now when he threw, he couldn’t control it anymore … ever. He couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. He tried for a couple of years, but the mental block was there and it wasn’t going away. He couldn’t pitch anymore. You can’t blame anyone really. Sure, he started very young, but guys have done that before and not collapsed. His dad was in and out of jail, but that happens and people still go on without a meltdown. Whatever the reason, he was finished as a pitcher. Then a strange thing happened. Just when everyone thought he was merely a footnote in baseball history, he announced he was making a comeback to baseball, this time as an outfielder. Man, I always root for the underdog and all, but when I heard that, I thought, good for Rick Ankiel and I’m sure I’ll never think of him again. It shows you what the hell I know. He sucked it up and began back at the bottom. He’d always been a good hitter for a pitcher, but that’s a long way from being a good hitter in general. He played some A-ball, some DoubleA ball, then ended up in Triple-A this year after spring training. He also became a pretty good ball player. He hit 30-some home runs in the minors this year and it looked like he might actually make it back to the bigs. Wel l, last Thursday night, he did. The Cardinals f inally called him back after seven years, this time to play outfield. I listened to the game on the radio and it didn’t look good for the guy in the beginning. He struck out a couple of times and it seemed like the fairy tale was going to end poorly. Then, he came up with two guys on base in front of him and he slapped a home run over the right field wall. It was one of those crazy sports moments I’ll remember the rest of my life, not because of the hit, but because of the guy who got it. So the guy made a comeback, one that most folks would have thought was a pipe dream when it started. This doesn’t mean he’ll become an All Star or make the Hall of Fame. Hell, he may not even get another hit. For that matter, he could freak out all over again. That’s not really the point though. He didn’t quit. He loved the game so much he couldn’t let it go when many people thought he should have. He didn’t quit, and it sounds weird, but I’m really proud of him. I find it hard to say that about very many people these days.

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RIDE ON The Bike Project conserves bikes and the environment

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Danny Parsons, 23, from Urbana, performs regular maintentance on his Schwinn tour bike as Rosalynn Ruiz obesrves.

— comprised entirely of volunteers — consists of bike enthusiasts who would be very happy to do the work themselves, but that’s not really the point. “We want to get people knowledgeable about bikes, to get to the point where they can do basic bike mechanics. Our purpose here is to provide a workspace and the tools plus the knowledge base to allow people to actually fix the bikes themselves,” says Ritchey. In addition, The Bike Project offers a free, weekly class on Sundays that addresses a specific aspect of bicycle maintenance. For a small annual fee ($25 for students), members can enjoy 24/7 access to the shop and tool collection, as well as low (READ: really low) prices on refurbished bikes and parts. There is also a really cool youth Earn-a-Bike program at the center where kids ages 12 to 15 can come in, learn repair skills on a bike that will be given away, and then build a second bike for themselves. New, bicycle-less students arriving on campus this fall may want to consider stopping by the shop or Web site (www.thebikepoject.org) to purchase a ready-to-ride bike for as little as $45 (The Bike Project is a not-for-profit organization, and all proceeds go towards equipping and maintaining the shop). The idea that if your method of transportation

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oughly 60 percent of the pollution created by automobile emissions occurs during the first few minutes the car is running. According to the World Watch Institute , a four mile round-trip bike ride (instead of by car) keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air. Growing environmental concern is just one of the issues that The Urbana Bike Project hopes to address, according to volunteer Josh Ritchey. “Why do you need to drive a car to go to the grocery store if you live around the corner?” The Bike Project will be entering its second year of existence this fall, operating in the basement of the Independent Media Center in Urbana. The Project offers a space, tools, and community to repair bikes, hold classes, and advocate bikes in CU. There’s a good chance that while attending the University — or commuting around the CU area — you will at one point or another use or own a bicycle. There is also a very good chance that at some point, some part of the bike will need to be repaired or replaced. According to Richey, if you’re having a problem with your bicycle, bring it here. The Bike Project is able to assist in nearly every aspect of bike repair including: changing a tire, oiling a chain and adjusting brakes. They can help you to replace any part of your bike. At any of the four weekly staffed shop sessions, community members are invited to bring in their bruised bicycles for repair. The staff INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, HEAR | THE HOOPLA | STAGE, S CREEN &

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Head chef and part owner of Escobar’s, Obdulio Escobar, originally from Guatamala, is holding his duck enchiladas with mole sauce and guacamole with chips on Tuesday, August 14 2007.

Barry Isralewitz finds just the right shade of blue to repaint this vintage Schwinn ladies Suburban.

breaks down, you can grab some tools and do something about it yourself is somewhat foreign to the new generation of travellers. Perhaps even better, though, would be to grab that rusty old yellow Schwinn from your garage with one warped wheel and a snapped chain, bring it in, and get to work. The Urbana Bike Project accepts donations in form of money and used bicycles of virtually any condition; very-used bikes will be scrapped for parts, and lightly-used will be refurbished and sold. Ritchey says the choice is very simple. “When you can do [the maintenance] yourself — save yourself that much more time, that much more money — then why not?”

Dozens of recovered bicycle wheels await reuse in a heap in the storage room of the Bicycle Project.

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Just two blocks north of downtown Champaign, hidden guacamole itself was average. There was nothing out of the ordinary among some of the dilapidated old buildings lining about the dish which was slightly disappointing since I was hoping Washington and Columbia avenues, you will discover fine for a new spin on an easy appetizer. Latino dining right here in Central Illinois. Enter: Escobar’s The waiter wasted no time delivering our entrees. In fact, he at 6 East Columbia Ave. — the sister restaurant to Milo’s in was a little too prompt with service since we had not yet finished Urbana that fuses Latino-style dishes making this “nuevo one glass of wine or our appetizer before the main course arrived. Latino” restaurant CU’s new hot spot. I ordered the chef ’s choice ravioli for $13 which was delicious As my date and I entered the although an unexpected dish at a “nuevo restaurant, I was immediately Latino” restaurant. Two kinds of ravioli — impressed. The décor was one gorgonzola stuffed, the other with ricotta traditional Latino. Golden and and veggies — were topped with a mild cream rust-colored paints covered sauce and sautéed veggies. My boyfriend chose stucco walls which were adorned the broiled tilapia with chili-honey glaze, with indigenous-like paintings sweet cream corn sauce and fried rice for $15 and murals that incorporated which also came with sautéed veggies. This magical realism themes. The dish smelled incredible when it was placed in lights were dimmed giving front of him, and tasted the same. According the entire restaurant a warm glow. to him, it was the best fish dish he had ever had The atmosphere was trendy but — not too fishy and certainly not bland. They most of all it was comfortable. We hit it out of the ballpark with this entrée. were seated without delay. We finished our meal by sharing the mango Upon arrival to our table, fresh crème brulee for $5. I was pleased with the bread and water were brought to lovely presentation, but not so much with us along with menus. I first turned the actual dish. The caramelized sugar on top to the wine list — the very extenwas burnt on one side masking much of the sive wine list had an international mango flavor. It was served with strawberry array of red, blush, white and slices and whipped cream. We both agreed we sparkling wines. Prices for a botprobably should have had the Mexican tle ranged from $18 to $48. We chocolate cake for $5.50. opted for the $18 Cantina Custoza Overall, my first experience at Escobar’s was Trebbiano from Lugana, Italy. It a good one. I highly recommend it especially if was a white wine that was slightly parents, grandparents or anyone else who you’d too acidic for my taste. Nonethelike to impress are in town. They are open for less, we managed to drink the entire Escobar’s Squash Blossoms made with crab meat, lunch Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. roasted corn, and Monterey Jack in a tempura batter. bottle by the end of the meal. Dinner hours are Tuesday through Thursday The beer and spirits selections were rather elaborate too. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The list incorporated beers from Kenya to Turkey and everyThey also do Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where in between. Escobar’s is the only place in CU where I have seen both Courvoisier and a 500 ml beer called WychVisit www.escobarsrestaurant.com for a complete view of Escobar’s menu. wood Wychcraft on the same menu. For an appetizer we chose the house-made guacamole served with tortilla chips for $7. The presentation was beautiful. The CHECK OUT MORE PICTURES OF FOOD ON PG. 27. DON’T EAT THE PAGES. INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, HEAR | THE HOOPLA | STAGE, S CREEN &

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A Bluegrass Trio comes to Krannert with lots of energy, some Dylan experiences and a name for themselves. ELIZABETH WEBER • STAFF WRITER

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hen the Greencards formed four years ago, the bluegrass trio, consisting of bassist/ vocalist Carol Young, mandolin player Kym Warner and f iddler Eamon McLoughlin, grabbed what they needed and took it to the big stuff on the Americana music scene — oh, except for one vital thing — a name. “It was quite comical,” said Warner, who says the band played their first gig without even considering a name. Later, upon reviewing all the taken band names, they settled on the Greencards. Since that decisively def ining moment, the band, composed of two Australians and a Brit, has since gone on to become the first international act to have a number one album on the Billboard Magazine’s Bluegrass Chart with their latest album, Viridian, which dropped in March. To top it off, the band won the Emerging Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2006, which they were nominated for in 2004 along with the New Artist of the Year for their debut album, Weather and Water. For the Greendcards, recording Viridian was a huge step forward from their last album, says Warner, who also said that instead of constantly making corrections, the band just went with the vibe of every song. The results, according to Warner, were the creation of a livelier album and as he puts it, sounds like a real band. “We’ve evolved in our craft,” he said. The Greencards have also been recognized by music legends such as the likes of Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. The legends asked them to be their opening act during their minor league ballpark tour. “It was a really great experience, just really incredible,” Warner said. “It definitely got our name out there to the fans.” Along with Dylan and Nelson, the band also names other Americana artists like Alison Krause and Tom Petty as influences and Sam Bush of the 70’s progressive bluegrass band, New Grass Rival, in particular, who they received the opportunity to work with. “We not only listen to a lot of their music, but we consider them good songwriters and singers,” said Warner. The band will be playing at Krannert Center — outside at the UI Research Park — on Friday August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and all age groups are welcomed. Despite their accolades and growing fan base, Warner and the band remain humble. “Any recognition is still nice,” he said. thegreencards.com

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True Geniuses — Charles Darwin, Jean Paul Sartre and Mitch Albom Charles Darwin, during h is f ive-yea r voyage across the world, f i l led notebook upon notebook of observations. The Galapagos Islands served as the setting for the most fruitful and most famous of his studies. A big part of his work was simple observation and judgment. Without advanced technology like super powered microscopes or detailed DNA analysis he was able to pen the start of modern biology just with his eyes and his mind. Essentially inferring most of his work, he looked at animals and plants as only what they seemed to be. As technology and studies progressed to test his theories, he turned out to be startlingly right. I wonder if Darwin would be able to tell musical tastes just by looking someone up and down. Are people as easily understood as the rest of the animal kingdom? A younger, brasher me would give a zealous

“yes.” You can read someone’s character and taste as easily as a Mitch Albom book. The fit of their jeans and the lacing of their shoes could spell out their iTunes most played list with as much deliberateness and “to be” form verbs as the best selling author’s trash novels. An older me would agree and then pause for a moment, agree again, and then finally revoke the statement. Often a victim of music profiling myself, I must fight against profiling and typecasting others. Talking about my own experience, I hope to battle against stereotyping. Oh wow, I say, you noticed that I have corduroy shoes and skinny jeans. Congratulations yes my hair is unkempt, etc, etc. No, I don’t like Deerhunter, I think they’re more overrated than the abs-fest known as 300. No, shoegazer music is boring. Wait, they say, aren’t you so indie? Well, yes, I am literally independent in the philosophical sense. But I think in that case, most humans are indie — forlorn in a Sartre kind of way, more precisely. But no, I like a

not the murderous and inexplicably articulate reanimated corpse. I think back to my columns, bashing jam people, punk kids, tool fans, Dave fans (still tools but for different reasons) and ever yone else each week and feel kind of bad. I’m not above this nonsense, t h i s wei rd ne s s (not The Stooges album), and I feel ashamed. We should just like music, not judge people for also liking music. It’s a un i f y i ng th i ng that becomes ver y isolating. You can count on me to try and turn a new leaf and try to be more open-minded as the fall semester starts up.

lot of independent bands, a lot of major label bands and I think I kind of just like music … or rock and roll or something. I prefer The Stones, The Beach Boys, or even Ma r v i n Gaye over Cold War “ass face” Kids or whatever is being hyped by the omnipresent faceless hype machine. Why do you have to try to pinpoint me? Is it a vain attempt to feel all-knowing or, gasp, in control?! Gasp again! That’s what I do! OMG I try to feel in control ... I feel like Dr. Frankenstein realizing that he himself is the monster,

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Angie Heaton: her secrets revealed! Or, the Whale — the San Francisco band in the vein of the Decemberists (nationally) and elsinore (locally) — will make a much-anticipated stop in Champaig n this week, though on an odd night. They will take the Cowboy Monkey stage on Monday for an early show (before open mic night begins) with Ryan Groff as an opener. Anyone interested in checking out a fantastic national band on the way up, take a peek at www.myspace.com/ orthewhale. “Call and Response” will likely be enough to make you want to fork over the $4 to see the 8 p.m. show. Stick around after the Or, the Whale show to catch the fourth theme night at Cowboy Monkey’s open mic night. This week’s theme is “new original songs,” where performers can win prizes for debuting a newly written song. Jumping back to tonight, Jazz Sandwich will perform at the Iron Post at 8 p.m. For only $3. You can catch one of the tastiest groups in town, and see with your own eyes one of the tastiest men in town — Iron Post owner Paul Wirth. Radmaker’s, the little Tolono club that could (now that it’s under new management) will host

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the Brat Pack on Friday night. That’s right, you can drive just a few short miles to see all of the antics, sing along with all of the hits and marvel at the ability that absolutely smashed musicians have to keep on playing (I’m looking at you, Guido). 9 p.m., $5. Angie Heaton, the little rocker girl that could, will be making a rare Campustown appearance on Friday. She’ll hit the airwaves of 107.1 WPGU at 9 p.m. on the Inside the Rocker’s Studio program. Listen (or go down to Green Street and watch through the glass) as Angie plays some acoustic numbers and likely goes on and on about her love of The Bangles. On Saturday night, Roberta Sparrow and Tummler will play the beer garden at Mike ‘n Molly’s (weather permitting) at 9 p.m., while the Living Blue and the Redwalls team up for another show at Cowboy Monkey at 10 p.m. Sunday night at the Iron Post you can catch Neal Alger and Tiffany Monique, a jazz duo from Chicago, at 7 p.m. for $3. The IMC in Urbana will host an all-ages show the next night (Monday) featuring Megan Johns, Morgan Orion and the Magic Chords, and Michael Kammin (8 p.m., $5). Next week: the Pygmalion pre-parties begin and the Urbana Sweetcorn festival will hopefully show up the Taste of CU.

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The palm trees and sunshine of Los Angeles have always been famous for allowing the best or worst (depending on your opinion) of humankind to live underneath a shining and successful façade, no matter their problems or how unaccomplished they actually are. Musicians have always obliged, espousing a strict California cool. From The Beach Boys’ complex harmonies to The Eagles’ drug-fueled adventures of the 1970s it’s always been a center of American rock music. Still, California is still America’s land of fun, which is why Rooney’s second album, Calling The World, is such a great listen. It amalgamates the aforementioned styles into a captivating, yet quite kitschy collection of power-pop songs. Surprisingly, though, it’s all quite serious. In a sense, it’s a vintage album, from a time when confessionals were left to folk singers and the best songs were the ones that only hinted at anxiety. Even the album cover is meant to look old, portraying a frayed photograph of the band staring out toward the viewer in their vintage wardrobe. Robert Carmine, the lead singer, does have women problems but he, like all good Angelinos, applies a coat of polish. There are no hard edges to the songs: each guitar part fits swiftly without any diverting distortion. Almost all the songs concern those problems, be it spurning the one you want (“I Should’ve Been After Youâ€?) or longing for a love ruined (“When Did Your Heart Go Missing?â€?). The songs, while heartfelt, tend to fall into a category of corniness; the band seems to be having too much of a good time together rollicking along to worry about their messed up love lives. Whenever things get too tough the band lets the songs retreat into their hooks and melodies. As artists, the band does have the problem of simplicit y. Most of these songs are too interchangeable to be memorable, a change from their debut which experimented a little bit musically and wasn’t afraid to show its fl aws. That may be unCalifornia-like, but it makes for a better listen. buzz predicts that Rooney will make an appearance at the Canopy Club in the near future ... (wink, August 24, wink, wink)

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Albums: Pink Moon, Family Tree and Bryter Layter. Prolific in his acoustic guitar and piano, and melancholy in his words, Nick Drake produced some of the most highly influential music — just no one knew it. I kind of love all of his work, but the previous three are my favorite. Family Tree came out this summer and is a compilation of songs that never made it to the other albums. He died when he was 36 from an overdose of antidepressants.

Jeff Buckley

Album: Grace. His voice is high and reaching, while his words reach an even higher ethereal level. His musical tastes were inf luenced by devotional Indian and Pakistani music to blues to punk. Yet, the actual music he created followed along the lines of a softer, romantic and still crosses the alternative, acoustic-rock line. He died in ’97 at the age of 31 after drowning during a late night swim.

Elliot Smith

Album: New Moon. His weapon to catch and steal the interested of his followers was his acoustic guitar. He also has recently reached the top ten charts of most listened to music in colleges across the country (according to the Rolling Stone). He died at the age of 34 with two mysterious stab wounds to his chest. Some people believe they were self infl icted.

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Album: Songbird. She also followed the folk, acoustic, blues, and jazz area of the musical realm and was basically unknown outside of Washington, DC. This album reached number one on the charts in the UK in 2001, yet she died of melanoma in 1996 at the age of 33. Like Drake, she also has had albums released after she died, Songbird just happens to be my favorite of all her albums.

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7/25 at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Ill. CARLYE WISEL • STAFF WRITER

He’s an insect magnet. He’s a chatterbox. Oh, and he may or may not be John Lennon. Last Wednesday, a tiny crowd f illed the backroom of Schubas to discover that Ben Kweller is as full of fun facts as he is songs. His bantering, placed between crowd favorites and live rarities, was almost as entertaining as his music, if not more so. The show opened with the shout-chorused “I Need You Back,” and Napoleon Dynamiteesque hand-gestured “My Apartment,” both off 2004’s On My Way (ATO). It was immediately apparent how bizarrely small the audience was; with silence during songs in lieu of typical faroff rustling or cheering. Originally planning on turning down a Vanity Fair photo shoot in New York that occurred that morning — “Fuck this, I’ve got a sold out show at Schubas!” was his excuse — he caved after hearing

an “amazing photographer” would be shooting it. Misplacing her name, Kweller stammered, “Leibovitz?” to which the dumfounded crowd shouted back, “ANNIE?!” the famous artist’s fi rst name. When Kweller Wikipedia-ed Annie Leibovitz, he found out that she also shot John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic cover of Rolling Stone on the day he was, well, shot. Coincidentally, the recording studio Lennon was at before the murder is where Kweller recorded two of his albums, and the date Dec. 8, is also when Kweller’s parents learned they were pregnant with him. “I’m not sayin’ I’m John Lennon and shit, but there’s a chance,” he mused to the crowd before teasingly dedicating “Walk On Me” to the photographer and the Beatle. From there on out, it was mostly music. “Family Tree,” off 2002’s Sha Sha emphasized the unresponsiveness of the small

crowd. Be it collective intimidation of being close to him, idol worship or a nervousness of being the fi rst to break the silence, tiny lulls during each song were left uncomfortably quiet. But, maybe silence is golden. With fans whispering the lyrics of a solo acoustic “On My Way,” it felt like a song session ‘round the campfire at “Kweller Overnight Camp.” Don’t believe me? As the thought popped into my head, he ended the song with a bit of “Dueling Banjos.” Hmm. The rest of the show was rounded out by Kweller bringing a poet named Thax onstage to recite “Ben Kweller,” an obscure poem about radishes, and the almost-never-played “Ann Disaster” which fi nally got the crowd to start dancing. When Kweller returned for an encore performance of my personal favorite “Falling,” the building got a better view than we did because the piano was facing a wall. “I wrote this when I fi rst fell in love with my lady,” Kweller said while introducing “Lizzy,” an acoustic guitar ballad dedicated to a couple in the audience celebrating their anniversary. After singing the heartfelt chorus, “Lizzy, I’ll write, I’ll sing, telegraph, telegram, telephone, tellin’

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DOWN IN THE UNDERGROUND MATT KNICL • STAFF WRITER

This week’s comics deal with characters that operate beneath the notice of the general population. Neverwhere is a series about a world that exists under London and The Boys is about a secret organization that polices super heroes.

place. A word of warning to the faint of heart, weak of stomach, and pure of mind — this series, like much of Ennis’ work, is incredibly sexually perverse and graphically violent. And for me, with my Smallville values, it is sometimes too graphic to handle. What keeps me reading is Ennis’ ability to create realistic characters through their dialogue. Even though I put the book down for it’s juvenile gratuity, I pick it back up for it’s fantastic writing. So far the series is collected in one trade paperback, The Boys Volume One: The Name of the Game, and three uncollected comics. The series is scheduled to come out monthly and issue #9 came out last week.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman After being blown away by Stardust, I decided that I hadn’t quite had enough of Neil Gaiman. Having already read his novel American Gods, his children’s book Coraline, and his famous Sandman comics; I decided to read Neverwhere. Instead of reading the novel, which is based on the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) series Gaiman created, I picked up the recent comic book series adapted by Mike

I also wanted to take a moment to thank artist Shane Smith (www.shanesmithart.com) for representing my interests at Wizard World Chicago this past weekend. These new connections will help me bring the best in comics to you, the reader. Keep reading! Matt can be reached at buzz.comics@gmail.com

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Portico, whose only surviving member, Door, pulls indecisive Londoner Richard Mayhew into a punk-fantasy epic of revenge. This comic is solidly written with interesting, bizarre characters that parade across the London landscape, from Harrod’s to the British Museum. Having been to London, I recognized most of the places referenced, but I think that this series loses part of its charm if the reader is unfamiliar with London. But, Carey has done a good job of maintaining Gaiman’s story-telling genius, and I highly recommend this book, to those of ChampaignUrbana and Champaign-Urbana Below as well.

Carey (Crossing Midnight, Lucifer, X-Men). Titled Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, this series was published by Vertigo and featured the art of Glenn Fabry, who is most famous for his work on the Preacher series. Neverwhere is about a bizarre world that exists beneath London, a world populated by talking animals, sadistic killers and the manifestations of famous locations, such as The Old Bailey or The Angel, Islington. This world is divided into kingdoms and the plot revolves around the slaughter of the family

The Boys by Garth Ennis Reading The Boys, Garth Ennis’ (Preacher, Punisher) newest series is like a swift kick to the nuts. This series, which had been published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, is now published by Dynamite Entertainment. Focusing on the secret organization led by Billy Butcher, the stor y is about Hugh Campbell (visually modeled after Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg) and his introduction to the covert world of keeping super heroes in

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MOVIE REVIEWS Their narrative covers a four-day period before the birthday of a boy named Timothy, whose single mom, Rachel, and her family are his main protectors. Rhona Mitra, of TV’s Boston Legal and The Practice, plays the standard frantic mom in peril. Jason Behr, of Roswell fame, and Elias Koteas star as the rival werewolf clan heads with acceptable stern vigor. Koteas is the more likable because his character wants a future with controlled bloodletting and cooperation with non-werewolves.

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Before reviewing a trilogy, I’ve come up with a few ground rules. First of all, it’s boring and cliché to bemoan how this movie is worse then the original or the sequel. Secondly, it’s pointless to complain about reused motifs, lack of plot and character development. Third, to say this movie wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for capitalism would be ironically shallow. Keeping these factors in mind, Rush Hour 3 wasn’t half bad. Rush Hour 3 has a predicable shtick: you are going to see Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan “act” like best friends for two hours and their physical comedy will entertain you. To say the AfricanAmerican/Asian odd couple has been overplayed is an understatement. Tucker and Chan saunter

Despite what some self-righteous parents think, the rating a fi lm gets really has a lot to say about its content and what sort of fi lm it will be. As an audience, you really can’t expect much out of the ordinary or unconventionally cuttingedge from a PG-13 film since the producers are marketing it to be acceptable to those 13 and under (or shall we say, those who still require parental consent to see movies?). Skinwalkers, the third feature f ilm by James Isaac, whose previous works were The Horror Story and Jason X, is a substandard PG-13 exploration of a modern cult of a bloodthirsty werewolf clan and their arch rival wolf clan that seeks a more stable relationship with some humans. Isaac and his team of three screenwriters cook up a stew of horror fi lm conventions and clichés that sound something like a bad Stephen King story. They pretentiously bookend their tale detailing the story of a Navajo legend of a boy who will bring a resolution to feuding werewolf sects upon the night of the red moon, which coincides with the boy’s 13th birthday.

Rhona Mitra stops at nothing to get the job done in Skinwalkers.

Skinwalkers is not very frightening and never really suspenseful. Parts are actually so awful they’re funny, especially slow motion scenes and Andrew Lockington’s overripe musical score. But no laughter was heard in the theater because there was no one else attending my matinee. A much more imaginative, modern alternative view of wolf/vampire cults can be found on DVD in Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 fi lm, Near Dark.

through the fi lm, being equally playful, cheerful and aloof. After all, America’s quintessential superstar and Hong Kong’s super-number-one mega hero have to pay the bills too. The Kung Fu scenes are still cool and exciting, as are Jackie Chan’s pleas of “not wanting to f ight” then kicking the rear-ends off anyone who doesn’t yield. Hey, I thought he retired already ... I could talk about the story, but why give away something that doesn’t exist? At the end of the day, you know what you’re paying to see: Chris Tucker’s physical comedy, Jackie Chan’s actionpacked stunts and the couple trekking across France kicking ass. What else could an American possibly want in a movie?

Chris Tucker grooves to his iPod and directs traffic at the same time: the man has skills in Rush Hour 3.

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and princes that need Yvaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s necklace as part of a ritual that names the next king. The pair travels the land seeking aid from the sky pirate Captain Shakespeare (Robert de Niro), and learning about Twinkle, Twinkle Movie Stars Tristranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. This movie would kick you when you are down. By this, I mean that you expect something to happen, PG-13 it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and you are caught off guard (which was MATT KNICL â&#x20AC;˘ STAFF WRITER part of the pleasure of watching this film). Like many other fairy tales, it had its romantic moments (as the movie is about love) as well as its funny moments (which there happened to be a lot of). I especially enjoyed the cameos of actors from the BBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (British Broadcasting Company) medical comedy, Green Wing, and the original Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ricky Gervais, even though Gervais was playing the same character he always plays: Ricky Gervais. Some may criticize De Niroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character as being a blatant metaphor for homosexuality, but I think that thematically it mirrors Tristranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own struggle over whom In order to prove his love for her, Charlie Cox tries to catch a fallen star he truly loves. (literally) for Sienna Miller in Stardust. So, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wondering how I purposely did not read the book Stardust by much I liked this movie, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put it this way: I will Neil Gaiman, which was originally published be seeing this movie again, I am buying the DVD by DC Comics. So for this film, when I went to when released, and yes, I am going to finally read see it at the Goodrich Savoy 16 Theaters, I had the book. no preconceptions of the film â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which means I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say which version is better. The plot was about Tristran Thorn of the village of Wall, England, that sits at the border between dimensions. When a star crashes beyond the wall in the fantasy world of Stormhold, Tristran goes into this realm to retrieve the star and prove his love to Victoria, his â&#x20AC;&#x153;one true love.â&#x20AC;? Tristran finds the star, but in the form of Claire Daines, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yvaineâ&#x20AC;? as she is called in the film. They are soon pursued by evil witches, led by Lamia (Michelle Pfieffer),

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R e sc u e D a w n i s t he latest f i l m by Ger man director Werner Herzog, starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. Fresh off his documentary The Grizzly Man, Herzog tackles the themes of survival, war and sanit y through the backdrop of a Vietnamese POW (Prisoner of War) m ov i e . T h e r e s u l t i s successfully genius in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting and superf luously tedious in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s execution. In other words, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kind of film that gets Oscar nods for the acting and nodding off from the audience. The standout per formance of the f ilm is not Bale (although he is great), but rather the relatively ob sc u re Jeremy Dav i s (Dogville). Davis, though his appearance is brief, del ivers a ch i l l ing and memorable performance as a disturbed POW who has disillusioned himself into believing that he will be released from captivity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chilling and maddening role that was perfectly executed; if Davis doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure into the Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nod list in January, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be Jeremy Davies mentally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and physically â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dedicates himself to his troubled shocked. Add it iona l ly, character in Rescue Dawn. Steve Zahn, who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen in a good role, also provides a true and heart- Sentence instead. However, if acting is your thing felt performance as Baleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s POW buddy. and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got two hours to kill, by all means, Alas, acting can only carry a movie so far. see the movie. Just think of it as Batman meets True, the cinematography, sound editing and Platoon ... minus the Batmobile.

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F light of the Conchords i s a show about innocence lost in translation. Jemaine Clement and Bret Mckenzie (their characters names as well as their real ones) are the focal point of the show. Together they form the duet, or band, that they call Flight of the Conchords. We never see them play as a band, instead they intertwine their musical talents to help expound upon the narrative. In other words, this show is a musical and a hilarious one at that. Jemaine, Bret, and their band mananger, Murrary, are all from New Zealand (for real).

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A mere article doesn’t do Ingmar Bergman justice. Attempting to describe the life and films of a man so passionate about his craft and so brilliant in his work necessitates a novel and at least three bio-pics. Chances are you’ve never heard of him. Maybe his name popped up in a cinema studies course, and most likely you were fighting to stay awake. A prolific writer and director, Bergman accomplished an astounding body of work ranging seven decades and 62 films. His influential use of dynamic close-ups and eerie shadows is mimicked by every modern cineaste from Woody Allen to Steven Spielberg. His stark, minimalist production design was often misconstrued as blasé and overly theatrical. Even the way in which the actors interacted was accused of being too staged. But Bergman realized a visual palette where substance overruled style; there’s almost a symphonic composition of carefully arranged shots that appear throughout his films. Like a wizened painter applying meticulous brushstrokes to complete a masterwork, Bergman’s canvas evokes tragedy and heartache but underlines it with the celebration of human life. From the macabre dance finale in The Seventh Seal, to the grieving father’s revenge in The Virgin Spring, every nuanced performance from his repertoire of actors brimmed with a distinguishable vivacity and vigor. In some ways, Bergman was a stereotypical playboy mirroring his emotionally adrift protagonists like the one from Wild Strawberries. He romanced leading ladies like Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson and floundered through five marriages. Today he would have landed on the cover of any number of banal tabloids. But what set him apart from the floozy-coddling swill merchants of Hollywood was his consummate dedication to his craft. Some believe his lecherous philandering inspired his film Scenes from a Marriage. Art often imitated life for the noble Swede. As if embodying an onscreen persona, Bergman placed himself in the thick of his artistic turmoil with the help of venerable stage actor, Max Von Sydow. The duo collaborated on 13 films. Sydow read the eulogy at the great director’s funeral. The indelible Bergman joined that great cinematic Valhalla in the sky at age 89. To commemorate his profession and devotion to life, he was buried on the island of Fåro where he spent his childhood. Bergman may be gone but his work and life will never be forgotten.

S   D’ M A Academy Awards Three of Bergman’s films won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), and Fanny and Alexander (1982). He received nine more nominations, three of them for Best Director. Golden Globe Awards He was nominated as Best Director for Fanny and Alexander (1982). Cannes Film Festival Bergman won seven awards and was nominated for four more. The praise surrounded the following four films: Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), which won for Best Poetic Humor; The Seventh Seal (1957), which won the Jury Special prize; Brink of Life (1958), which won Bergman an award for Best Director; The Virgin Spring (1960); and Cries and Whispers (1972).

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Film still from The Seventh Seal. www.filmreference.com

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Care and Maintenance of Your Sex Toys You’ve saved your money. You went to the shop. You may have even shopped around and compared. You’ve finally selected the toy that’s right for you. When you bring it home, it even has that new toy smell. But how can you make sure that your sex toy will last? Whether it is a dildo, a vibrator, anal beads, a butt plug, or something else, your sex toy deserves to be well cared for. The better you care for it, the longer it lasts, and the more fun you can have with it. BEFORE YOU DRIVE Before you jump right into bed, check for any cracks or manufacturer defects. If it is battery operated/electric, make sure that the mechanical parts are in working order. As you may imagine, you’re not likely to be able to return a used toy. There are several different materials that sex toys are made from. Silicone, plastic, glass, acrylic, rubber/latex, jelly, or synthetic skin (which has a variety of brand names) are used to make a variety of your toys. When you buy your toy, note what material it is made out of. RIDING SAFELY As you take your new toy for a spin, you might find that you’d like to share it with friends or even use it on different parts of your body. If you are going to use a toy with a partner, or use a toy both anally and vaginally (or orally), using a new condom (or a latex glove on larger toys) can both minimize clean-up and wear and tear on your toy, but it also helps you decrease the risk of transmitting STIs or other infections to yourself or your partners. WAX ON When using your toy, knowing what kind of lube to use is important. Water-based lubricant, which is widely available, can be used on any toy. If your toy is made of rubber, latex, “jelly,” or any synthetic skin or you are using a condom, you should avoid using oil-based or petroleum jelly lubricants, as these will wear away the latex. Also, silicone based lubricants should not be used on silicone toys or with synthetic skin materials because using these together can cause wear to the toy over time.

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WASH ME! To know the best way to clean your toys, it helps to know the toy’s material and whether or not it is mechanical. If your toy has mechanical parts, don’t submerge it or get water inside. Silicone, glass, and acr ylic toys (without mechanical parts) can be placed in boiling water for a couple of minutes to sterilize, or use your dishwasher. Plastic, rubber/latex, and jelly materials can be cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap, and rinsed thoroughly.

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Because rubber and jelly are more porous, be sure to wash thoroughly. Synthetic skin toys should also be washed in warm (not hot) water with soap. Avoid harsh detergents or bleach, as they will wear down the toy faster, not to mention that they’ll be touching some very sensitive body parts! There are also products specifically for cleaning sex toys. ForPlay Adult Toy Cleaner is a mild detergent with Nonoxynol-9 (a sperm killing chemical). Also, Afterglow Toy Tissues are disposable moist cloths with rubbing alcohol and aloe, for cleaning off your toy or yourself. Soap and baby wipes may do the trick just as well. Synthetic skin should be powdered with the “renewing powder” they come with, or cornstarch, to keep their silky feel. Don’t use talc or baby powder, because this may cause infection or other problems. RIDE HARD AND PUT AWAY ... After you’ve washed and dried (to avoid mildew) your toy, finding the right place to store it is important. Storing your toys in special bags may work, but be sure that the bags won’t leech dye onto your toy. We were giving a presentation and the phallus for the condom demonstration had been stored in a small bag, which caused a bizarre tie-dye effect all over the phallus. Unless you’re looking to create a whole new look with your toys, T-shirts and underwear are great to wrap your toys in. They will keep them dry and dustfree, and they probably won’t stain your toys. If your toy has batteries, be sure to remove the batteries before putting it away. This will help the batteries and the toy last longer, and it will reduce corrosion in your toy. KNOW WHEN TO SAY “NEW” Sadly, there is always a time when you must say goodbye. If your toy has cracks, mildew, mechanical problems, or corrosion from batteries, it is probably time to find yourself a new toy, and begin the fun all over again.

SEX 411 Making Your Toys Last •Use lube that is appropriate for your toy’s material •Clean your toys thoroughly and gently.

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free will astrology AUG. 16 — AUG. 22 March 21 – April 19

“Dear Rob: Have your apprentices been composing your column lately? Or have you outsourced the writing to Vedic fortune-tellers in Calcutta? The horoscopes just don’t sound like you. They’re, I don’t know, goofier or something. Have you been smoking more dope than usual? - Lonely for the Old Rob.” Dear Lonely: I always write every horoscope, and I never take drugs. In fact, I think it’s YOU that have changed. Many of you Aries have been so deeply immersed in mutation lately that you don’t realize how much you’ve mutated. You assume everyone around you is different only because you don’t know how different you’ve become..

T A U RU S

April 20 – May 20

“I am in continuous pursuit of the color red,” says artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose specialty is creating large outdoor sculptures made of natural objects. “As I approach the source of the color red, the more I understand it.” That’s why he’s so fond of red rocks, whose hue comes from iron, the same element that makes our blood red. Your next assignment, Taurus, is to develop a more intimate and expansive relationship with red. Color therapists say that it inspires vigor, zeal, determination, and primordial longing. But don’t just let the experts define your connection with red. Find your own meanings, too

GEMINI

May 21 – June 20

In his poem “The Two Trees,” William Butler Yeats says that one tree is holy and grows within the heart. Its branches and trembling flowers thrive on joy. The changing colors of its fruit please the stars, and its leaves give the waves their melody. The second tree has broken boughs and blackened leaves, and is full of “the ravens of unresting thought.” I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because in the coming week it really is up to you and your free will which of these two trees you spend most of your time with. The astrological configurations have nothing to say on that matter.

CANCER

June 21 – July 22

If you cooperate with the cosmic rhythms in the coming weeks, they will stimulate some interesting changes in the way your brain works. Here are a few of the developments you can expect: a five-point rise in your IQ; a boost in your ability to solve puzzles; a growing knack for heading off bad moods before they even erupt; a sixth sense for distinguishing between what people say they’re doing and what they’re actually doing; and a dramatic improvement in your ability to know what you don’t want.

LEO

July 23 – Aug. 22

Leo writer J.K. Rowling is the second-richest woman entertainer in the world because of her seven best-selling novels about Harry Potter. It wasn’t easy for her in the beginning, however. Her first book in the series was rejected by eight publishers before Bloomsbury decided to risk it. I nominate Rowling to be your inspirational role model for the rest of 2007, Leo. According to my analysis of the omens, you should be working (and playing) hard to produce an enduring creation that may take a while to make its mark

VIRGO

Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Jaeyana Beuraheng, a mother of eight, decided to travel from her small village in southern Thailand to Malaysia for a daylong shopping trip. But she accidentally boarded the wrong bus, transferred to another wrong bus, and ended up in a distant city where everyone spoke a language she didn’t understand. Her money ran out, and she started begging in the streets. Accused of being an illegal immigrant, she was given shelter in a social services hostel. Years went by. Finally three people from her village visited the hostel by chance, and she was able to communicate in her native tongue. Through their assistance, she went home. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned, is this: Whatever wrong turn you made, and however long ago it was, you’re ready to go back home.ue.

LIBRA

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S AG I T TA R I U S

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Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

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Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Physicist John Cramer has made progress in his research into the feasibility of time travel. But he can’t take his work to its next phase without an infusion of $20,000. You might want to consider donating, Scorpio. If you did, and he managed to perfect time travel in his future experiments, you’d no doubt be high on the priority list to use the new technology. And that means you could go back and correct for the wrong turn you made in April, which I’d really like to see you do. If you don’t have the inclination to contribute to Cramer’s research, at least try this alternative: Go to each person affected by your deviation and make a thoughtful attempt at atonement and correction.

To avoid getting set in my ways, I have a policy of changing my religion regularly. I’ve tried every variation of all the biggies, but in recent years I’ve preferred creating my own. In July my chosen faith was the First Church of the Last Chance. This month it’s the Tempestuous Temple of Babbling Benevolence. Given that your personal spiritual tradition is a little worn around the edges, Sagittarius, you might consider a similar approach. It’s time to experiment! Whatever fresh religion you invent, I hereby name you the Chief Rabbi, High Pope, and Dalai Lama of it. (P.S. Want to borrow two of my current commandments? 1. Thou shalt serve humanity while having lot of fun. 2. Thou shalt find the hot spot in your soul where your deepest longing and wisest compassion overlap.)

Welcome to the Season of Temporary Insanity, Capricorn. According to my analysis of the omens, your imminent immersion in lunacy, delirium, and freakiness won’t hurt a bit -- and may even stir up exotic varieties of pleasure and amusement. For best results, keep the following advice bubbling and frothing in the back of your mind. (1) “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.” - Edgar Degas. (2) “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” – Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. (3) “All of us are crazy good in one way or another.” - Yiddish saying. (4) “You are either losing your mind -- or gaining your soul.” - Julia Cameron.r.

Are you unsure about whether you should leap into a lasting bond with a certain numinous creature you’ve been fooling around with? If so, you might be interested in obtaining a Sacred Certificate of Short Duration Marriage. It’s available at tinyurl.com/ypxz7y. This convenient license can provide you with the security of knowing that your commitment doesn’t have to be forever. Maybe that will free you to hurl yourself headlong into the experience. It’s just a suggestion, Aquarius. Do you have any other areas in your life where you’d like to achieve maximum combustion while maintaining a sense of safety and security?

PISCES

Feb. 19 – March 20

Mahatma Gandhi called his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. I suggest that you give the same title to the next chapter of your own epic quest. From an astrological perspective, it’s an excellent time to make the experimental pursuit of truth your top priority and greatest joy. The best way to launch the process is to exuberantly suspend all of your fixed ideas about the way the world works. Be a cheerful skeptic who loves evocative questions. Be an innocent and curious explorer who thrives on getting your mind blown by unexpected insights. Homework: What other sign would you want to be if you could take a vacation from your actual sign? Why? Show and tell at RealAstrology.com; click on “Email Rob.”

Sept. 23 – Oct.22

If you don’t want to peter out with a whimper in September, you should exit with a bang as soon as possible. In another couple of weeks, you’ll have to answer to fate, whereas right now fate still has to answer to you. So pull out your calendar and schedule splashy goodbyes, last laughs, and colorful climaxes that leave no room for misinterpretation. Give going-away gifts to part-time nemeses so that they can’t possibly go away mad. And make sure that the Day of Reckoning happens on your home turf.

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jonesin CROSSWORD PUZZLE “Let’s Have Dessert Outside” — mmmmm, better than pie. by Matt Jones Across 1 Advance made at the expense of another 7 Jaw-dropping feeling 10 “There it is!” noise 14 Force 15 Suffix for web 16 Operating system since the ‘60s 17 Start of some monster B-movie titles 18 Weed event 20 Ball that’s not a ball 22 Mauna ___ 23 Craft that last flew in 2003: abbr. 24 Final: abbr. 25 Noise heard on the Food Network 28 British children’s author Blyton 30 “___ longa, vita brevis” 32 Cubs’ all-time home run leader 33 Mind malady 36 Pirate song chant 38 Item in a bowl 40 Suffering from seasickness 43 Sport on a table 47 Org. involved in the Berlin Airlift 48 Go quickly 49 In a rhombus, half the product of its diagonal lengths 50 “Love, Reign ___ Me” (Who song) 51 African creature 53 Ringside org. 56 Aries animal 57 Huffy halter 60 Look after an invalid, maybe 63 Muse of astronomy 64 Walkie-talkie word 65 Animation unit 66 Slight shadings 67 Lucy Lawless role 68 ___-op 69 Those born before you

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Down 1 Like eaves in winter 2 Zilch 3 Take back 4 Kind of contraceptives 5 High points 6 Adam Sandler title surname 7 Bank abbr. 8 Animal in a Beatles title 9 Get hold of, in a way 10 You may precede it 11 Santa ___, Calif. 12 “Hi and Lois” cartoonist Browne 13 Body spray with sexy ads 19 Trading place: abbr. 21 Wood finish 25 Noise heard in late October 26 Stomped-out cig leftovers 27 Great Leap Forward promoter 29 Starbucks option 31 “Down by the Bay” singer 32 Queen of ___ 34 Rejections 35 Take a stab 36 Former Shanghai Sharks athlete Ming 37 Gives the go-ahead 39 Lerner’s composing partner 40 Status ___ 41 Manipulate 42 Musical ability 44 Make plans 45 Less likely to stay inflated 46 Pitiful, like an excuse 48 Early alt-punk band ___ Du 51 Contracted 52 They award the Spingarn Medal 54 Manhandler 55 Month after marzo 57 Michael of “Arrested Development” and “Superbad” 58 Phony prefix? 59 McNally’s partner 60 She tacked on “Arquette” in 1999 61 Many a Monopoly sq. 62 Kricfalusi character solutions on pg. 17

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1) Cupcakes: These scrumptious morsels of frosted and sprinkled cake are amazing, plus they’re popping up everywhere: the front page of the Tribune Web site, local bakeries and even Target. 2) My apartment: After spending much of the summer in my childhood home living with my parents, I’m ready for freedom and independence. 3) Monica Eng: She is basically my hero. She started out writing features at the Daily Illini when she was a student at the U of I and now writes features for the Chicago Tribune. If only I can be that lucky and talented.

1) Sonoma / Napa valley: Wine, grapes, free wine. It is all there. Oh, and mountains, and castles and ... everything nice. 2) Sand castles: This would mean you’re on a beach. Beaches you go to in the summer. I like summer. 3) Coke out of a glass bottle: When it gets hot, there is nothing like a cold Coke out of a glass bottle. My mom taught me this.

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NIKITA SOROKIN Art Director GRIPES

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KERI CARPETER Ar ts and Enter tainment Editor GRIPES 1) Doing my hair over and over because of the heat: Ok, so unless my hair is slicked, pasted, pinned, or glued down, it’s going to be a curly afro by the end of the day. Thanks, heat. 2) Freshmen: Yes, they’re cool now because they are away from home for the first time and get to go to bed whenever they want. But I have to say that I am very protective of my school and I’m super jealous that I have to grow up now. 3) Classrooms with no AC: Where is all my tuition money going? I understand that this school was built when Jesus walked the earth, but all change isn’t that bad. A little remodeling in Greg or Lincoln Hall wouldn’t be a bad idea.

TATYANA SAFRONOVA Editor in Chief LIKES JAZZ HANDS! Best phrase ever: You know it is because even cats are into it now.

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Benefits available for those who qualify. Please apply in person 9 - 5. 1211 S. Prospect Ave.

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407 E. University, fully equipped- microwave, washer/dryer in-unit. Security building with elevator. Balconies, underground parking. Hardwick Apartments 356-5272

Bakery/cafe in Mahomet. Flexible hours between 3am-4pm SundayThursday. 3am-11pm Friday and Saturday. Must be able to multi task, move quickly, be self motivated, a self starter, think on your feet, attention to details, a palette for the best ingredients, an eye for presentation, and a keen sense of hospitality in a competitive industry. If you!ve seen Hell!s Kitchen or Top Chef and think you could thrive under the same pressure, give us a call. 217-586-6898.

621-1012 Best Value 1 bedroom lofts $535 2 bedrooms $575 3 bedrooms $650 4 bedrooms $925 Campus, parking. Spring "07, 367-6626

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BEST VALUE 1 BR. loft from $480. 1 BR. $395 2 BR. $580 3 BR. $750 4 BR. $855 Campus. 367-6626.

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713 S. Randolph, C. Available now for move in. Furnished/ Unfurnished. Spacious 2 and 3 bedrooms starting at $630. Close to campus and downtown. Water, Direct TV and parking included. Balcony, laundry and seasonal pool. (217)352-8540 www.faronproperties.com EXECUTIVE LOFT 201 S. Wright St., Champaign. Adjacent to Engineering campus. Loft bedroom, security parking, balcony, A/C, laundry. Hardwick Apartments 356-5272 621-1012

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Studio 503 W. Green $450 One Bedroom 201 N. Busey, $550 Two Bedroom 503 W. Green, $800

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

108 E. Stoughton, C 1 BR furnished units walking distance to campus (1 block north of SpringďŹ eld between 1st and 2nd streets). $450/month includes parking, garbage, sanitary. Photo gallery at www.alrproperties. com. Call 384-0333. Seeking grad student; furnished bedroom, living room, bathroom, walk-in closet on 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor of large Champaign house. Kitchen privileges, near bus, campus, downtown; $350. 840-3979

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UNIQUE Available Fall. 1 bedroom loft apartment. Fully equipped. Balcony, parking. 409 W. Green. Call Hardwick Apartments, 356-5272 or 621-1012.

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1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 625 sq/ft Premier Apartment located at Stoneleigh Court (800 S. Mattis in Champaign)

9 month individual leases for men and women in newly redecorated small houses. Great campus location on the corner of Arbor and Gregory (across the street from U. of I. residence halls). Large singles include desk, full size bed, dresser, and love seat with shared kitchen and bath. High speed internet and onsite parking available. Bus line across the street.

Great ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan, Central A/C, Lots of storage space, Assigned parking space included with rent, Front balcony, Back patio, Onsite laundry, Security Entrances to building, Free trash removal, Intercom system & secured doors. Decent size kitchen, Large bedroom, and Clean full bathroom. $555/month, Call NOW @ (773) 494-9014.

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Renting for July/ August 2007. 800 W. Church- 2 BR $470 205 S. Lynn- 1 BR $450 515 W. Washington- 1 BR $420 403 W. White- 1 BR $440 711 S. Randolph- 1 BR From $390 605 W. University- 1 BR From $390 811 W. Hill- 1 BR From $390 511 W. University- 1 BR $420 Faron Properties 352-8540

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702 E. Green, U 2BR unit with ďŹ replace, washer and dryer, basement storage, off street parking included. On bus line in park-like neighborhood near campus. $510/month. Photo gallery at www.alrproperties. com Phone 384-0333

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Castle on Locust. Large one bedroom. Furnished. Cable television, washer/dryer. $575/mo. Rick 2026730

Photo gallery at www.armoryhouse. com (select AH Annexes under Housing Options) Phone 384-0333

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2 BR Apartment. Available Now. Balcony, Central Air, 604 1/2 W. Elm, Urbana. Hunsinger Enterprises. 337-1565

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135 W. Clark 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

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1 BR, 3 Blocks from Cowboy Monkey and Downtown. 475/mo. 217373-4955 511 W Oregon, U. 3 BR/ 1 BA, parking, laundry. 900/ mo 217-377-8850

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Campus, one bedroom, utilities furnished, parking, 356-2476 3566191 One to Three BR Apartments starting at $600/mo. Close to downtown. Call Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty 217-352-7712.

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Now available, large 1 BR plus study/ 2 BR apts. $480-$600. (217)840-5134. www.robsapartments.com.

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Spacious, bright apartment. Hardwood floors, great light, older home character. $690/MO. Near West Side Park, Downtown. Parking/ laundry/ most utilities included.

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Spacious 2 bedroom, Urbana Some free utilities and free parking Call 637-4104 or 352-4104

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Colony West Condo, C 2 BR, 1 BA condo with washer and dryer, patio. Minutes from campus off Windsor Road. Pool, tennis courts, and walking paths around the lake. $695/month includes parking, water, garbage, and sanitary. Photo gallery at www.alrproperties.com Call 384-0333

Converted Carriage House Loft Apt 107 WRIGHT, brand new, bright spacious studio loft hgh ceilings, a/c, heat, $745 all utilities inc. For amazing loc. call 7 days/wk. 312-203-8754

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1 bedroom near engineering campus available now will waive deposit 202-0988 2 BR Apartment on W. Springfield. Pool, garage, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, utilities included, fireplace, 1.5 bath. Deposit already paid. $725/mo. 217-356-7588 One bedroom in two bedroom apartment for rent Aug. !07 to Aug. !08. Excellent location. 605 S. Fifth. Furnished. 815-729-0960 Roommate needed for Aug !07-July !08. College Park Tower at Third. 637.50/mo. 2 BR, 1 BA Furnished. D/W, Micro, includes utilities. Ethernet Avail. 863-427-3034

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1000 W Kirby C very large modern house near campus will accommodate 4- 7 person residential group. 2000/mo incl. util. No Pets, 6 mo min lease, credit check required. 359-3607 107 S. Birch, Urbana August !07, beautiful, furnished 4 bedroom, 1 bath, off-street parking, air, laundry excellent. $1250/mo. Ted 766-5108 3 BR Duplex Yard, Off Street Parking, W/D. $900/ month +utilities. 3003 E. Windsor Rd. Urbana. 367-1137. 3 BR Urbana. Hardwood floors, Central Air, Garage. Remodled Kitchen, clean. One mile from Campus. 795/mo. 217-373-4955. No Pets. 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 4 bedroom Campus House. For Fall 2007. 706 W. Oregon St., Urbana. $1700/mo. or $425/person. Contact PJ 217-714-1234 809 W. Charles Excellent 3 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished home. Parking, laundry, ac, $900mo. Ted 766-5108.

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5 bedroom house, two bathrooms, central ac, 1200/mo, campus, Susan 202-4688

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903 East Green and 903 East Main in Urbana, clean four bedroom, washer/dryer, refrigerator, no pets, nonsmoking (217)722-4073

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Five bedrooms, two bathrooms. Front loading washer/dryer, dishwasher, heated hardwood floors, air conditioned, Garage, two floors, two fireplaces. Great location. $1095/mo. + deposit. Joe @ 630258-2323

Nice 4BR/1.5BA home with fenced-in yard. Parking, laundry, A/C, $1150/mo. 344-0045.

Five Bedroom Houses. Champaign location. Reasonable rates. Please call (217)398-5946, (217)3909536.

406 N. McKinley, C. Charming remodeled three bedroom 1.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout, dishwasher, washer/dryer, disposal, stove and refrigerator, one car garage. $950/mo. 840-5036

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HOUSE FOR RENT Bright, spacious, 4 BR house, everything new, jet-spa tub, 3 blks to Jim Goulds/Ko Fusion/ Soma, starting at $999/mo. Great Champ. DT Location. Call 7 days/week 312-203-8754

Hardwood floors, W/D, refrigerator and stove, 4 car garage, fenced yard. 1616 W. Park Ave., Champaign. Water, sewer included. $860/mo. plus first/last/D.D. 708-771-3863. www.northernsystemssolutions. com

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2 BR Duplex close to downtown Champaign and busline. Central Air, Garage, Hardwood Floors. Very large sunroom. 800/mo. 217373-4955. No Pets

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Character has no substitute LEASING FOR FALL ‘07 — NO SECURITY DEPOSIT on any of these apartments 107 W. White, C...............1 107 S. Wright, C..............3 202 S. Lincoln, U............S,1,2 202 E. White, C ...............2 211 W. Green, U..............1,2 303 E. Clark, C ................1 305 E. Clark, C ................1

308 W. Green, U .............1,2 308 N. Orchard, U ..........1 310 E. Chalmers, C.........1 315 N. Orchard, U ..........1 406 E. Clark, C ................1 407 E. Stoughton, C .......1 502 W. Green, U .............4 (condo)

502 E. Stoughton, C .......1 605 S. Fourth, C..............S 704 W. Stoughton, U......S,1 908 W. Nevada, U...........2 1005 S. First, C ...............S 1105 W. Main, U..............2 1108 W. Nevada, U .........S,1,2

3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. Washer/Dryer, 1 car garage, whirlpool. 1613B West Union. $850/mo. Available immediately. 778-2060. 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 New construction, Spacious condo, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, lakeview. $1175/mo. 841-9779. One and two bedroom duplexes in Urbana, includes onsite parking, laundry, pets welcome. Two bedroom at 2020 Fletcher $660/mo One bedroom at 1301 Laurel $460/ mo 590-4116 Quiet off campus duplex. Great for grad student or family. S/W Champaign $800, 3 BR w/ Study, 1.5 bath, w/d hookup. Available 8/1, EXCELLENT CREDIT CHECK & REFERENCES REQUIRED. 3671406

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1 BR in 4 BR house. Furnished. 450/Mo. Includes Utilities, internet and parking. 630-479-6881. mvc_ 428@hotmail.com. 4 bedroom Campus House. For Fall 2007. 706 W. Oregon St., Urbana. $1700/mo. or $425/person. Contact PJ 217-714-1234 CAMPUS. Large furnished room in house, share kitchen, laundry, utilities, on buslines. $240 and up. (217-356-0345. (217)721-2143. Female. Furnished rooms in large house. $500+/mo, gas, electric, water, phone, cable, internet included. 1 mile to campus, on bus line. (217)356-9509 or (618)5206065

Call today: 359-6400 1817 South Neil, Champaign, IL 61820

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Two rooms available now in basement of Urbana heritage home. Clean, spacious and private. $450$500 includes utilities, Washer/Dryer. Call 217-367-0175.

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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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ROOMMATE WANTED 550 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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Lease a Room Inside A Hip Cool 4 Person Apt/House Aug 2007. EVERYTHING NEW IN 2007! S/S Appliances, Jacuzzi, Hardwood, Cathedral Ceilings, W/D, PLASMA TV, 250 yards to campus, on bus-line, $400/person. Near Green and Lincoln, Third and Springfield. 217-390-9900

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Beautiful country setting 3800 sq.ft. home share. Includes all utilities, phone, TV, internet. Rooms at $626, $525, and $475/mo. Daily weekly rates also available. 3 living rooms, fireplace, master suite, vaulted ceilings, porches decks and more. References and background check required. Ten minute west of Champaign. Call 217-762-3470 for phone interview. 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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Need 1 or 2 grad students to share deluxe furnished 3 BR home at 809 W. Charles Champaign. 325/mo + utilities. Ted 766-5108.

Available Fall * 605 S. Fourth, C- 50 feet north of fourth * 310 W. Green. U- 300 yards to Altgeld/Union/Quad 217-359-6400

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Co-op for sale. Near West Side Park. One bedroom, one bath. Private garage. Call Sandy Dayton, Joelward Homes, 530-2116. $110,000.

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THU. AUG 16 Live Bands Jazz Sandwich All ages, cover, Iron Post, U. 8pm Soul Fish, Jeremy Harper No cover, Rose Bowl Tavern, U. 9pm Butt Ugly, Dedwayte $5, 18+, Canopy Club, U. 9pm Slow Motion Seizures, Neoga Blacksmith Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C. 10:30pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Nothin’ but Rock, Silver Bullet Bar, U. 8pm DJ Hellcat 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 & Molly’s, C. 10pm Mertz Funk, house, hip hop, Boltini Lounge, C. 10:30pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Every Thursday, The Office, U. 10pm Recreation Cardio-Kickboxing Call 344-1544 to sign-up, Phillips Recreation Center, U. 5:30 pm Pilates Call 359-3476 to sign-up, Gold’s Gym, C. 6:45pm Belly Dance Call 359-3476 to sign up, Gold’s Gym, C. 7:30pm Theater “Beauty and the Beast” Through Aug. 19, $17 adults, $15 senior/student, $6 child, Virginia Theatre, C. 7:30pm

Miscellaneous French Department: Pause Cafe Espresso Royale Cafe, U. 6pm Normal Person’s Book Discussion Group Call 355-3167 for more information, Illini Union, U. 7pm Art Exhibits “Allerton Legacy” Open until dusk, daily. Garden tours can be arranged if you call 3332127, Allerton Park, Monticello, 9am The Group: D-zero17 Exhibition Gouache works by students from the Watercolor II Class taught by artist Donald Lake at Parkland College, through Sept. 30, Pages for All Ages, Savoy 9am Different Directions Featuring photography by Chris Brown, drawings by Gil Rocha and Ceramics by Taylor Schmidt, through Aug. 26, free, Springer Center, C 9 am “Into the Green” Paintings by Cindy Westfall, Heartland Gallery, U 10am “At the Edge” 2-D and 3-D edgy art, Cinema Gallery, U 10am Elzie Sexton Mixed Media Paintings Through Sept. 2, Radio Maria, C 11:30am

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Greg Baker Band No cover, Hubers 8pm Paul Thorn and the Paul Thorn Band Tickets are $15.00 and are available at The High Dive, Skins & Tins Drum Shop, Exile on Main, Dandelion Vintage Clothing, Bacca Cigar Company in Champaign, The Pawn Shop in Rantoul, Any Frequency Records in Monticello, the Whip radio station in Farmer City and online at wwhp.com and www.thehighdive. com.,Highdive, C 8pm Jet Black Cadillac $4, Memphis on Main, C 8:30pm Country Connection $1, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm The Brat Pack Cover, Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar, Tolono 9pm Pop Gun $3, all ages, Iron Post, U 9pm Delta Kings The Phoenix, C 9pm Candy Foster and Shades of Blue $5, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 10pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U 8pm DJ Mertz No cover, Boltini Lounge, C 10pm DJ Mambo Italiano. No cover, Ko.Fusion, C 11pm Foreign Exchange $3, Highdive, C 11pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Every 2nd and 4th Friday, American Legion Post 71, U 8pm

Live Bands Painkillers Iron Post, U 5pm The Real Deal Jazz Quartet Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 5:30pm The Greencards Free, Outside at the UI Research Park, First Street and St. Mary’s Road, C 7:30pm

Fundraisers University YMCA’s Dump & Run Garage Sale and Collections Annual fundraising program. We collect reusable items that students would otherwise dispose of as they

move out, and then sell the collected items at our annual garage sale, Stock Pavilion, U 9am Family Fun Family Fun Happy Hour Free food from 5-7 pm. Arcade games, pool tables and more, Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar, Tolono 5:00 pm

SAT. AUG 18 Live Bands Macabre $5, Highdive, C 7:30pm New Twang City No cover, Hubers, C 8pm Michael Kammin Free, all ages, Pages for All Ages, Savoy 8pm Steve Worthey Band $4, Memphis on Main, C 8:30pm Country Connection $1, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Work In Progress Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Tummler, Roberta Sparrow 21+, Mike & Molly’s, C 9pm Redwalls, The Living Blue $8, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 10pm Young Boogie, Chali, The Movement No alcohol, all ages, area rap groups, $5, Independent Media Center, U 10pm

DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U 8pm DJ Tim Williams Remix of top-40, house, techno,, dance-pop, disco, 80’s and hip-hop, $5, Highdive, C 10 pm Chris O House. No cover, Boltini Lounge, C 10pm DJ Tim Williams $5, 19+, Highdive, C 10pm Dancing Introductory Tango Lesson & Dance

ART & THEATER Knocked Up (2007) [Slobby Ben and up and coming career girl Alison meet at a bar, and end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison meets him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for their baby’s sake.] Virginia Theatre, August 21 & 23, 7pm, $2 Tues/$3 Thursday

Outside at the Research Park: The Greencards [Krannert Center partners with Fox Development and the U of I Research Park to present a three-show series of summer concerts in a welcoming new public venue. This time around, experience The Greencards, a fiery international acoustic trio that mixes bluegrass jams, English folk songs, and the sweetest melancholy ballads.] UI Research Park, August 17, 7:30pm, free

Downtown Festival of the Arts [The intersection of Neil and Main Streets will come alive with over 70 fine artists displaying their awe-inspiring artwork for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. The art on display will span a variety of mediums including watercolor, fiber, jewelry, photography, glasswork, sculpture, and more. Original pieces of art make great gifts and can be purchased for cash or check at the discretion of the artist.] Corner of Neil and Main Streets in Champaign, August 18, 10am

Downtown StreetFest [The August StreetFest will follow the annual Downtown Festival, which has relocated to the downtown streets of Champaign. So come out early and enjoy two great events.] Downtown Champaign, August 18, 7pm

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition [This exhibit will feature recent works by the art faculty at Parkland, including staff of both the Fine Art and Graphic Design programs. Painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metals, digital design and mixed media artwork will be included. This is a yearly glimpse of what Parkland’s art faculty has been creating in their studios. Check Parkland Web site for Gallery hours.] Parkland College Art Gallery, August 20

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$7, Phillips Recreation Center, U 7:30pm Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Every Saturday, Geo’s, U 9pm Festivals Downtown Streetfest Downtown Champaign, 7pm Sporting events Women’s Volleyball Alumni event, Huff Hall, C 7pm

Center, U 8pm Open Mic Night with Hosts Brandon T. Washington and Mike Ingram Free, Cowboy Monkey, C 10pm WEFT Sessions featuring Steven Thomas WEFT 90.1 FM, 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

Recreation Environmental Education Center Open Explore interactive display, see live animals and enjoy natural history exhibits at the Environmental Education Center. Guided nature hikes at 1pm. Free. For more information, call 896-2455, Homer Lake, 10am

Miscellaneous Italian Table Italian converstaion, Intermezzo Cafe, U 12pm Blood Drive Walk-ins welcome, Curves of Rantoul 12pm

Miscellaneous National Homeless Animals’ Day Event During Market at the Square, Lincoln Square Village, U 7am

Fundraisers University YMCA’s Dump & Run Garage Sale and Collections Annual fundraising program. We collect reusable items that students would otherwise dispose of as they move out, and then sell the collected items at our annual g arage sale, Stock Pavilion, U 9am

Fundraisers University YMCA’s Dump & Run Garage Sale and Collections Annual fundraising program. We collect reusable items that students would otherwise dispose of as they move out, and then sell the collected items at our annual garage sale, Stock Pavilion, U 9am

SUN. AUG 19 Live Bands Boneyard Jazz Quintet Free, Urbana Free Library, 2pm Neal Alger and Tiffany Monique Chicago jazz duo, all ages, cover, Iron Post, U 7pm Crystal River No cover, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Work In Progress Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Concerts UFLive Jazz Concert Latte Da Coffee Shop, Urbana Free Library, 2pm DJ Salsa Sundays with DJ Bris Lessons 7 — 8:30pm, then open dancing. Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 7pm DJ Bris Mueller Free dance lessons 7 — 8pm. Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 7pm DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U 8pm Dancing West African Dance Classes for all levels taught by Djibril Camara, a professional dance choreographer and instructor from Guinea West Africa. All classes accompanied by live African drumming performed by Mara-Giri Drum and Dance project. Channing Murray Foundation, U 6pm

MON. AUG 20 Live Bands Jazz Jam w/ MRS Trio Cover, Iron Post, U 5pm Early Show: Or, the Whale; Ryan Groff $4, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 7:30pm Open Mic w/ Andy Morilion No cover, Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar, Tolono 8pm Megan Johns, Morgan Orian and the Magic Chords, Michael Kammin All ages, $5, Independent Media

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TUE. AUG 21 Live Bands Original Music Showcase Musicians are encouraged to participate and to showcase their original material, Espresso Royale Cafe, U 8pm Bugtussle No cover, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Corn Desert Ramblers Free, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Rehearsal Space Series: Lucky Mulholland Free, 18+, Canopy Club, C 9pm The Piano Man Playing all the hits and taking requests. 18+, Canopy Club, U 10pm DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U 8pm Karaoke Karaoke with Randy Miller Free, Bentley’s Pub, C 9:30pm Film Knocked Up (2007) $2 Tuesday, $3 Thursday, Virginia Theatre, C 7pm Comedy Zoo Improv Troupe Every third Wednesday, The Iron Post, U 6pm Miscellaneous Guitar Hero Night Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 10pm Mind /Body / Spirit Tarot Card Readings Every Tuesday, $10 per reading, The Office, U 5pm

WED. AUG 22 Live Bands Donnie Heitler Solo piano,The Great Impasta, C 6pm Irish Traditional Music Session Bentley’s Pub, C 7pm Feudin’ Hillbilly’s No cover, Rose Bowl Tavern, U 9pm Raoul Duke, Patrick Cleandenim, Roses and Sake $5, Canopy Club, U 9pm

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DJ DJ / Gentlemen’s Club Silver Bullet Bar, U 8pm Country Night w/ DJ Stifler Country 8-11:30pm, then Top-40 Dance, hip hop, etc., $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm, 19+, Highdive, C 8pm Disco Phil Disco, funk and soul. No cover, Boltini Lounge, C 10:30pm Dancing Tango Dancing: DJ Joe Grohens Free, 19+, Cowboy Monkey, C 7:30 pm Karaoke Dragon Karaoke Paul Faber hosts, Embassy Tavern, U 9pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Every Wednesday night, Geovantis, C 10pm Miscellaneous The Deutsche Konversationgruppe Bread Company, U 1pm Scandanavian Coffee Hour Bread Company, U 4pm

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Beauty and the Beast The Virginia Theatre August 16 — 19 @ 7:30pm Thurs & Friday, 1pm & 7:30pm Saturday $17 Adults/$15 Seniors & Students/$6 Children Beauty and the Beast is a classic childhood tale that hopefully most people are familiar with, but for those of you who need a refresher or just really love the story, the Virginia Theatre is where you want to be. Sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, this play will be a great family function. The story begins with an attractive prince who has it all, but treats people badly. He is given the opportunity to help a poor old woman, but chooses not to, and is punished with a spell from the old woman, making him hideous and beastly. The spell will only break when he proves that he can love someone for who they are on the inside, and in turn, they must love him as well. The same story we all know and love continues with lead character Belle, as well as her poor imprisoned father, the always hated Gaston, and the handful of loveable servants that help make this tale magical. Beauty and the Beast debuts August 16, so bring the kids to Champaign’s attempt to make this classic timeless. —Alyssa Vale

students.usm.maine.edu

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Top: Escobar’s Coconut Crusted Shrimp with a pineapple relish. Bottom: Escobar’s house guacamole with tortilla chips. Right: Bartender at Escobar’s, Domenico Musumeci from Champaign/Urbana, age 25, holds Ron Facapa Centenario Guatamalan Rum. Phots by Pat Fahrner

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