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tight!/We shake our booties!/From left to right!” Kennedy and Jennifer thought that was inappropriate, considering that Kennedy is 6 years old. The team, given the chance to renounce the cheer, voted in September to keep it and instead to punish Kennedy for taking the dispute public.

Bright ideas z A breakthrough in political campaign technology: New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, waging a particularly contentious battle, mailed out a flier in September suggesting that Democratic state politicians are corrupt, with photos of seven of that party’s current and recent office-holders and accompanied by a special odor-triggering paper that releases a “garbagescented” smell when exposed to air (and which supposedly grows even more foul over time). z Sherin Brown, 23, happened to be walking through a Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood in August at the exact moment that a tractor-trailer accidentally clipped a light pole, sending it crashing to the sidewalk. First responders found Brown pinned under the pole, screaming for

help, and had her taken to a hospital. Afterward, investigators discovered a nearby surveillance camera, which revealed that Brown had stepped out of the way of the falling pole but then, with no one else around, had crawled underneath and began wailing in “pain,” perhaps in anticipation of a future lawsuit.

Undignified Deaths Mean streets: (1) A 23-year-old man on Chicago’s South Side is still alive after he reported being shot twice on Sept. 17 by different people in different neighborhoods. He was shot above the armpit just after midnight, was treated and released at a hospital, and then was shot again in the leg about 10 hours later. (2) During a shootout in New York City on Aug. 8, Angel Alvarez, 23, was brought down in a hail of gunfire and taken to Harlem Hospital, where doctors saved his life, though they found 21 bullet wounds (Alvarez’s lawyer said 23). Alvarez’s sister called her brother’s miraculous survival “ridiculous.” SEND ITEMS to weirdnews@

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Makanda’s Vulture Fest features music, arts and crafts, food and plenty of fun MAKANDA — Musicians, artists and birds of prey return to Jackson County this weekend for the annual Vulture Fest. The festival coincides with the namesake animals passing through the region as part of their winter migration. Visitors have the opportunity to try and spot one of these creatures in the wild, but even the unsuccessful can enjoy a weekend of entertainment. The event begins with an unofficial kickoff party at Mortville music venue in

Makanda featuring a musical performance by Giant City Slickers. Saturday and Sunday’s entertainment includes music at two venues: the city pavilion and Rainmaker’s Garden. The schedule is as follows: Saturday Noon: J. Brown Band (Pavilion) 1 p.m.: Fiddle Rick and the Dippers (Rainmaker’s) 2 p.m.: Rural Kings (Pavilion) 3 p.m.: Barry Cloyd (Rainmaker’s)

4 p.m.: Hobo Knife (Pavilion) 5 p.m.: Leisuremania (Rainmaker’s) Sunday Noon: RognboB (Rainmaker’s) 12:30 p.m.: Bosco & Whiteford (Pavilion) 2 p.m.: New Arts Jazztet (Rainmaker’s) 2:30 p.m.: Swamp Tigers (Pavilion) 4 p.m.: Joey Odum Blues Project (Rainmaker’s) 4:30 p.m.: Hot Sauce (Pavilion)


Bruce Allen (left) of B.A. Woodworks, shows Michael Hurt of Evanston how to open one of his handmade — Adam Testa boxes at Vulture Fest on Oct. 17, 2009.

Historic re-enactment set for Saturday, Sunday at Fort Massac METROPOLIS — History will come alive again in deep Southern Illinois, as Fort Massac plays host to its 37th annual reenactment encampment. The annual event features a variety of food, music and demonstrations THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO set in an authentic 18th century environment. Last Kenneth Taylor of Edmondton, Ky., performs a fire-eating year’s event drew more trick at the Fort Massac Encampment on Oct. 17, 2009.

than 125,000 to the historic fort, a replica of one located on the same site and occupied by the French in the early 19th century. Among the highlights of the weekend events are: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.: Posting of colors at the fort 10:30 a.m.: 42nd Royal highlanders bagpipe band

at parade grounds 3 p.m.: Mock battle and military tactics demonstration at the battlefield Closing ceremonies and military retreats are scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A full schedule is at www.metropolis — Adam Testa

Thresherman Fall Festival returns to Pinckneyville PINCKNEYVILLE — Antique tractors will take to the forefront for another Perry County weekend, as the American Thresherman Association presents its 24th annual Fall Festival this weekend. Festivities begin with a parade through Pinckneyville tonight at 5 p.m. and continue through Sunday. Daily displays include demonstrations on farming techniques and use of equipment, and other showcases like cider and apple butter making. An antique tractor pull and Illinois Hot Farm Stock Pull is 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A consignment and antique sale is at 10 a.m. Sunday. More information is at www. americanthresherman. com. — Adam Testa

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Comedy duo Mack and Jamie comes to Marion AAPW celebrates four years of Performance MARION — A critically Southern Illinois pro wrestling of Twain’s works acclaimed comedy duo will bring their comedy act to Marion this weekend. The Marion Cultural and Civic Center will host Mack and Jamie, known for being event emcees and adding comedy to corporate and other events, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets for the event are $25. Among the praise the duo has received is being called “the funniest comedy team working today” by late night talk show icon Jay Leno and “the smoothest pairing since (Bob) Hope and (Bing) Crosby by a Los Angeles Times critic. The show is sponsored by the John A. Logan College Foundation. — Adam Testa


Comedy duo Mack and Jamie perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Marion Cultural and Civic Center.

WEST FRANKFORT — Former All-American Pro Wrestling champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire will continue his quest for vengeance against former partner Shane Rich Saturday, as the Southern Illinois federation celebrates its fourth anniversary. Veteran McGuire will team with rookie Heath Hatton to challenge Rich, the current AAPW Heavyweight Champion, and past nemesis Chris Thomas in the show’s main event. The card also features Sean Vincent and Xavier Cage teaming against Team XXX of Joey O’Reilly and Jay Spade, a battle of the big men when the masked Carnage faces the 450-pound Mississippi Madman, Brian James vs. Christian Rose and three unannounced matches. The show begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 on Saturday, Oct. 16, at New Beginnings Assembly Hall, 1011 E. 6th St., West Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit — Adam Testa

commemorates centennial of humorist’s death MAKANDA — A special theatrical presentation Friday will commemorate the 100th anniversary of author Mark Twain’s death. Renascence House, located near the Makanda boardwalk, will present “Mark Twain Speaks,” a reader’s theater based on the humorist’s work, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Twain’s work comments on politics, religion, human frailty, medicine, financial institutions, education and honesty, which all remain relevant topics a century after his passing. The show will feature a variety of these topics through Twain’s favorite stories, sketches and interviews. The performance is being directed by Carbondale native and Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate Thomas Sill, a retired professor from Western Michigan University. Among the cast are Kenny and Margie Collins, Charles Fanning, Cathy Field, Dan Hill, Craig Hinde, Marvin and Marion Kleinau, Chris Moe, Cara Recine, Bart Smith, Jeffrey Sill and Rick Williams. The event is free. A social time with refreshments will follow. —Adam Testa

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Jessica Kocher (above, left) helps Taylor King (in black) and Tara Webb (right) with their costumes Monday at Haunting of Chittyville School in Herrin. King and Webb (far right) pose for a picture in their finished costumes.

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HERRIN — Visitors creep down dark hallways, hands tightly gripping the shoulder of the friend in front of them. Unsure what lies around each corner, groups navigate their way through the various rooms — some lighted, others not — of Chittyville School. Much of the terror comes from within, where visitors attempt to mentally prepare for what might be in store when they turn a corner. But, in reality, natural fears of the unknown aren’t enough to invoke the desired screams of horror and frightfilled reactions of the organizers of the haunted house. That requires a more personal touch. “I don’t think people realize how much acting goes into a haunt,” said Tara Webb, office manager of KFS Events, which sponsors the annual Haunting of Chittyville School. “You have to be

unrecognizable and completely insane. You have to become that character, just like you’re in a movie.” And becoming a character is something Webb and the other actors and actresses working inside the haunted house embrace. Even if they’re portraying a generic character, like Webb’s “ghost lady,” they seek to add a personal flair to the ensemble. While it begins with an over-the-top personality, that type of character building also requires several other fine touches. Theater makeup becomes a key player and can make or break a successful haunter. “The makeup has a lot to do with it,” said Taylor King, whose parents Frank and Vickie King own and operate the haunted school. “If you can’t even recognize yourself, you’re really going to become that character.” And once the character is developed, performers have to learn the tricks of the trade. Webb said she’s been working

much more with actors on developing little additions to the show that will add new layers to the scare tactics. Among the key tools in the haunter’s kit are secret passageways and hidden halls that allow the actors to move unknowingly ahead in the set, creating an opportunity to scare a patron just as they think they’ve made it past that particular character. And while many haunted houses cater to an all-age demographic, the Haunting of Chittyville is promoted for an older crowd. This dynamic also adds a layer of flexibility to what lengths the performers can go to in order to achieve their goal of a blood-curdling scream. “At night, it’s full on. We have a disclaimer and you’re in for a scare,” Webb said. “We don’t hold back.” But for one afternoon, the staff and performers at Chittyville School will put away the blood and gore and make way for area children to come through and see

the elaborate set that’s been created. The building’s lights will be turned on and its characters toned down for a matinee from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23, where candy will be provided to visiting children. Between meeting with children during the matinee and scaring their peers during the regular shows, Webb and King said there are countless stories to share at the end of each night. And that’s a feeling Jessica Kocher is looking forward to experiencing this year. Last year, the Herrin woman visited the haunt as a guest and experienced the scares. But this year, she’ll be on the other end of the equation, as she’s joining the array of characters lining the school’s makeshift halls. “I get to see what I looked like when I walked through that door, wondering what’s coming,” Kocher said. 618-351-5031

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Halloween events list Here’s a sampling of the region’s haunted houses and Halloween events: Haunted Warehouse: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, and Saturdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30; 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 31; 305 S. Granite, Marion; $10 admission also valid as half-of appetizer coupon at Walt’s Pizza; 618-922-0610 Nightmare Factory: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, and Saturdays, 16, 23 and 30; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays 17, 24 and 31; 1905 Princeton Ave., Marion; $10 Nightmare Park: Open at 8 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29; Saturdays Oct. 16, 23 and 30; Frankfort Community Park Bandshell, West Frankfort; 618-923-2292 Haunted Forest, sponsored by Coleman Tri-Co. Services: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16; Ridgway Park, Ridgway; $6 per carload or $12 for hay wagons or buses Haunted Hall of Horror: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31; AC Brase Arena, 410 Kiwanis Drive, Cape Girardeau; $5 for guests ages 6 and up, children 5 and under are free; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; 573-339-6340 The Haunting of Chittyville School: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 23, 29 and 30; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24, 28 and 31; special children’s matinee from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23; 401 Chittyville Road, Herrin; $12 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under, children’s matinee $5 per guest; shows other than matinee not recommended for children under age 10; 618-988-9131 Haunted House, sponsored by Coleman Tri-Co. Services: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23; 509 W. Poplar St., Harrisburg; $4 per person Halls of Horror: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; Thompson Point University Housing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; $2 with a canned good donation or $5 without; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity; recommended for an audience 12 years or older Haunted Hollow: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; Touch of Nature

Environmental Center, off Giant City Road about seven miles south of Carbondale; haunted cabin, trick-ortreating, face painting, campfire, ghost stories; geared toward children age 5 to 12 and their families; free with pre-registration required; 618-453-1121 Bay-Bay Kids Halloween Party and Parade: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; Boyton Community Center, 501 W. Boyton St., Marion; festivities include Trunk or Treat, parade of costumes, haunted hayride, games and a costume contest; 618-997-1113 Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival: Beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 30; downtown Centralia; craft fair, children’s games, chili cook-off, car show, local entertainment; 12:30 p.m. costume contest judging at Centralia Public Library; 1 p.m. Children’s Halloween Parade; 7 p.m. 84th annual Halloween Parade; 618-5323214 Halloween Fun: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; Murdale Shopping Center; 1915 W. Main St., Carbondale; hayrides, inflatibles, concessions, trickor-treating with Murdale businesses; proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club and DARE programs; 618-5293400 Carbondale Main Street Halloween: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, parade; leaves from the Old Train Depot; 4 p.m. Zombie Walk; beginning at 710 Bookstore parking lot; 5:30 p.m. Zombie Movie-Fest; 10 p.m. professional ghost hunt; leaving from Old Train Depot; $25; space is limited; 618-529-5317 Halloween Party: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; Outlawz Dance Club, 10032 Samuel Road, Carterville; featuring the music of Matt Poss; $10 cover includes food, entertainment; 618-922-0610 Halloween Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31; Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda; music by The Saloonatics; costume contest, local artists, tarot card readings, balloon artist; free admission; 618-995-9463

z MOVIES z THINGS TO DO z MUSIC z WINERIES z THEATER z BOOKS z Authors, Books Author Harlan Cohen: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Student Center’s Ballroom D, SIUC; he will discuss his book, “The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College”: www., 618-4531828. New book club meeting: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Sesser Public Library, 303 West Franklin Ave.; book to be discussed, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee; 618-5349499; or Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 28-30, Morris Library, SIUC; highlights top authors and poets.

Spencers keep the magic of illusion alive Theater of Illusion Kevin and Cindy Spencer; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah; tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students younger than 18. BY ADAM TESTA THE SOUTHERN

PADUCAH — Two types of people attend a modern-day magic show: those willing to suspend their disbelief for entertainment and those seeking to debunk each act. For traveling illusionist Kevin Spencer, people from both philosophies belong in the crowd. “A good audience is a combo of both of them,” said Spencer, who along with his wife, Cindy, performs the nationally renown “Theater of Illusion.” “I love being on stage looking at the crowd and seeing people elbow their neighbor and whisper in their ear and having them shrug their shoulders.”

The Spencers bring their show — which blends the best elements of classic theater, a rock concert and a magic show — to the Carson Center on Friday, Oct. 15. Along with the couple comes 12 tons of equipment used to create the second largest magic or illusionist show in the nation, behind only legend David Copperfield. And unlike Copperfield, the Spencers prefer life on the road, traveling from city to city. They meet new people, work with new crews, see different parts of the world and are forced to adapt their show depending on the stage and space limitations of each venue. “I love that challenge,” Spencer said. “I think it keeps the magic fresh and entertaining.” Among other illusions, Spencer recreates a 1914 Harry Houdini illusion where he walks through a solid, concrete wall with an audience member on the stage to ensure the authenticity of the act. But much like the rest of their illusions, the

Spencers have modernized and improved this act by making it more theatrical in nature, taking it from “a great illusion” to “a brilliant piece of theater.” The show may be geared toward adults but it’s also appropriate for children of all ages, Spencer said. And if the show’s done right, it may just bring out the inner child in everyone. “People enjoy being mystified,” he said. “All of us have this thing in us that believes anything is possible. As children we believe that, but as we get older we get more jaded and skeptical.” In addition to theater and fair performances, the Spencers also spend much of their time on the road at hospitals, schools and other social service organizations. They founded “The Healing of Magic” and “Hocus Focus,” which help combine simple magic tricks with rehabilitation and education for children with learning disabilities. 618-351-5031

Classes Student Center Craft Shop: Variety of crafts and classes offered, SIUC; 618453-3636, www.siucstudent Logan classes: Fiddling and guitar playing are among the continuing education courses offered at John A. Logan College in Carterville; s.php for list of classes.

Comedy Mack & Jamie Live: Comedy Tour, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; $25;/30; songs include, “Kiss This,”“You’ve Got to Stand for Something;” www.marion or 618-997-4030.


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Mark Twain Speaks: A reader’s theater based upon the work of Twain, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, Renascence House. located next to the Boardwalk, Makanda; arranged and directed by Thomas Sill, a native of Carbondale; free; refreshments; 618-457-2309. SEE EVENTS / PAGE 8

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z MOVIES z POP CULTURE z ART z MUSIC z WINERIES z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z BOOKS z DANCE z FESTIVALS z demonstrations popular during the 18th and early 19th Chili cook-off: Saturday, centuries; the site served as a Oct. 16, Harrisburg Elks military outpost along the Lodge, 202 N. Vine St.; dance, Ohio River from 1757 to 1814; 6-10 p.m. with music by event times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Caleb Cain and Southern Soul Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 Band; admission, $5; 618p.m. Sunday; 618-524-4712. 253-7373 or 618-252-5000. The Trail of Tears...and Fall Attractions Southern Illinois: By Gary Hacker, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4-H corn maze: Bandy’s Oct. 14, Eldorado Old City Hall Pumpkin Patch, Johnston Museum; 618-273-5879. City; 4-H themed corn maze; Little Egypt Fly-In and 10 acre corn maze features Veteran’s Reunion: 9 a.m. more than 95 decision points Saturday, Oct. 16, Outland along the nearly 3.5 miles of Airport, Mount Vernon; war twists and turns; allow 20 birds and aircrafts; field minutes to one hour; 618activities; www.mtvernon 687-1727 or 618-922-6014. Fort Massac Encampment: Festivals Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17, Fort Massac State Park, Fall Steam, Gas and Metropolis; music, food, Threshing Show: Includes period costumes, craft antique tractor pulls and large


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flea market, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17, Perry County Fairgrounds, Pinckneyville; admission, $2; 618-357-3241 or www.american Harvest Festival: Features parade, 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, Mount Vernon; chili cookoff after parade; 618-242-1070 ext. 234, 88th Annual Mardi Gras: Kicks off with Queen’s Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Pinckneyville Junior High School; majority of events, Friday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Oct. 30, Pinckneyville; parades, dances, book sale, flea market; 618-357-3243 or Vulture Fest: SaturdaySunday, Oct. 16-17, Makanda Boardwalk; artists/craftsmen, food, and music to celebrate the return of the turkey

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members; tickets may be purchased by the general Theater/Performances public starting noon, Monday, Oct. 18; $29-$69; The Laramie Project: A re- enactment of interviews with and 618-453-6000. residents of Laramie, Wyo., The Spencers: Theatre of relating to the events Illusion, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, surrounding the death of a Carson Center, 100 Kentucky young man who was attacked Ave., Paducah; illusion/magic; because he was gay; mature $15/$7.50; 270-450-4444 or themes and graphic language; presented by The Stage Co., Crazy for You: Friday7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Oct. 15-17, McLeod Saturday, Oct. 15-16; 2 p.m. Theater, Communications Sunday, Oct. 17, Varsity Building, SIUC; 7:30 p.m. Center for the Arts, 418 S. Friday and Saturday and 2 Illinois Ave., Carbondale; p.m. Sunday; described as adults, $15, students, $10; high-energy musical; $16/ 618-549-5466 or $14/$6; www.southerntickets or 618-453-6000. CATS: 7:30 p.m. TuesdayInto The Woods: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 10, Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Shryock Auditorium, SIUC; Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, tickets on sale noon, Monday Oct. 17, Southeastern Illinois Oct. 11 for Star Club College, Harrisburg;

described as a musical mashup of several children’s classics, with an adult twist; $6/$8; 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487. M*A*S*H: 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday, Oct. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; $12/$10; presented by the Paradise Alley Players; or 618997-4030. Diary of Anne Frank: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah; $15/$7.50; 270450-4444 or www.thecarson AILEY II: The junior company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, Shyrock Auditorium, SIUC; 618-4536000; www.southernlights


SIUC Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir present special concert PRISM CARBONDALE — Two of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student music ensembles will join together for a special concert event next week. SIUC’s Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble will be accompanied by guest conductors Susan Davenport and Christopher Morehouse for “PRISM: American Voices” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Shryock Auditorium. The concert will be presented as a non-stop 75 minutes musical event with performers placed around the auditorium, surrounding the audience with music. Tickets to the event are $12 for adults and $6 for students and can be purchased at www.southern or by calling 618-453-6000.

Auditorium, SIUC; by SIUC’s Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble; adults, Battle of the Bands: Saturday, $12; students, $6; www.southern Oct. 23, Pinckneyville; bands of any or 618-453-6000. genre; $40 entry fee; winner opens Christine Bauer: 7 p.m. for Head East on Oct. 28 plus have Wednesday, Oct. 27, Carbondale Oct. 28 performance recorded by Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N. Parrish J.Jam Productions; 618-318-0730. Lane; interactive event with a sing-along; refreshments; jelizah1948@ Concerts or Head East: Thursday, Oct. 28, Southern Illinois Perry County grandstand, Faculty recital: Douglas Worthen, Pinckneyville; part of Mardi Gras flute, David Lyons, piano, 7:30 p.m. festivities; $10; 618-357-3243; www. Friday, Oct. 15, Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, SIUC; Zach Spencer Band: noon, Friday, program includes works of Bach, Oct. 29, O’Neil Auditorium, John A. Copeland, Poulenc; free. Logan College, Carterville; free; www. Apples & Hand Grenades: 7 p.m.; 618-985Saturday, Oct. 16, Liberty Theater, 2828 ext. 8287. 1333 Walnut St., Murphysboro; Aaron Tippin: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. donations requested; 618-684-5880. 29, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; Son de Madera: Traditional $25/30; songs include, “Kiss This,” Mexican music, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. “You’ve Got to Stand for Something;” 18, O’Neil Auditorium, John A. Logan or 618-997-4030. College, Carterville; $15/$10; 618Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7:30 p.m. 985-2828 ext. 8287. Friday, Oct. 29, Shyrock Auditorium, PRISM, American Voices: SIUC, Southern Lights Entertainment; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Shryock swing band; www.southern

Call For Bands or 618-453-6000. Barbershop Harmony Show: By the Little Egypt Chorus, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 30, Herrin Civic Center; songs by the chorus and The Pitch Catchers, Touch Of Old and Classic Intervals;$10-$15; 618-8333228. or littleegyptchorus/10show.html Weavermania; Coffee concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, George T. Dennis Performing Arts Center Lobby, Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg; adaptation of the folk singing group, The Weavers; $10/$5;; 618-2525200, ext. 2486. The Oak Ridge Boys; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, Shryock Auditorium, SIUC; Oak Ridge Boys hits and holiday favorites; www.southernlights; www.southern or call 618-4536000.

Indiana Rich Anderson and Friends: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Boot City Opry, 11800 S. Highway 41, Terre

Haute; country music; $11;; http:// or 812-299-8379.

Kentucky The Gibson Brothers: Featuring Clayton Campbell on fiddle, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $18/$7.50; 270-527-3869 or Stars of Tomorrow: Plus Kentucky Opry Country Music Show, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $16/$7.50; 270-527-3869 or David Allan Coe: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 21, Carson Center, Paducah; $25-$50; www.the or 270-450-4444. The American Led Zeppelin Experience: Get the Led Out Tour, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Carson Center, Paducah; $23-$43; or online at, or call 270-450-4444.

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Young Loves to play shows in Murphysboro and Carbondale

Cornmeal cooks up bluegrass for a new generation

MURPHYSBORO — Local indie rock band Young Loves will celebrate the release of its newest album, “Wake Up Teenage,” with two Jackson County shows this weekend. The band will first join Small Time London Thug and DJ DVDG as part of the “Night of the Living Doug” art exhibit at Douglass School Art Place, 900 Douglas St., Murphysboro, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The next night, the band will play at Gatsby’s II in Carbondale at 10 p.m. with Owls and Crows, Small Time London Thug and Kangaroo Rats. “Wake Up Teenage” can be found in local record stores. More information can be found online at

CARBONDALE — A popular folk and bluegrass band with Chicago roots will bring its unique styling Southern Illinois this weekend. Cornmeal, a band known for blending lightning-fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled stage performance, will perform at Copper Dragon, 700 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale, Sunday, Oct. 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. with a $6 cover. While the band remains steeped in tradition, its members also try to push the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk to satisfy and create a new generation of music lovers. The group’s newest release, “Live in Chicago, Vol. 1” presents its musical style in full-force, as it represents the band’s first live album.When the band formed 10 years ago, it played weekly shows in Chicago before expanding its tour schedule. This release and subsequent visits to the Windy City pay homage to the city’s role in building the group’s strong reputation. Spare Parts is the opening band.

— Adam Testa

— Adam Testa


Local bluegrass and folk band Cornmeal will play Sunday, Oct. 17, at Copper Dragon in Carbondale. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is $6.


Son de Madera will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in O’Neill Auditorium at John A. Logan College in Carterville.

Son de Madera comes to JALC CARTERVILLE — A Mexican band leading the charge in resurging a style of music native to their homeland will bring their performance to John A. Logan College on Monday. Son de Madera, a Veracruz-based group will bring their Son Jarocho sound to O’Neill Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Son Jarcocho is string-driven traditional music of Veracruz. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The group’s recent Smithsonian Folkways album demonstrates their blend of farmer and rancher musicians with the next generation of forward-looking innovators. — Adam Testa

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Coffeehouses, Cafés and Eateries Noah Earle: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse, Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ, 515 Orchard Drive, Carbondale; $10;

students, $5; Tim “The Magic Man” Needham: Magician, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fat Patties, 611B S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; 618-529-3287.

Wineries Blue Afternoon: 3-5:30 p.m. Friday, Rustle Hill Winery Movin’ Mary: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Rustle Hill Winery Matt Barber: 2 p.m. Saturday, Blue Sky Bosco & Whiteford: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, StarView Vineyards Triple Threat w/Big Larry: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Von Jakob Vineyard Concordia: 3-7 p.m. Saturday, The Bluffs Skip Kurtz: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery

Storm Limit: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery Calex: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Blue Sky Vineyard Tawl Paul: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, The Bluffs Winery; art show all day Dave Simmons: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, StarView Haroon Experience: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Rustle Hill Winery Dave Caputo Duo: 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Von Jakob Orchard Dan Wiethop: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Rustle Hill Winery

Alto Vineyards: Illinois 127, Alto Pass, www.alto or 618-8934898 Blue Sky Vineyard: 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda; 618-9959463 or www.bluesky The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery: 140 Buttermilk Hill Road, Ava; 618-763-4447 or www. Rustle Hill Winery: U.S. 51, Cobden; 618-893-2700,

StarView Vineyards: 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden; 618 893-9463, or www.starviewvineyards. com. Von Jakob Orchard: 230 Illinois 127, Alto Pass; 618-893-4600 or www.vonjakobvineyard. com Von Jakob Vineyard: 1309 Sadler Road, Pomona; 618-893-4500. Walker’s Bluff: North on Reed Station Road, Carterville; 618-985-8463 or

z TONIGHT BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE PK’s: Hobo Knife Tres Hombres: The Stone

Sugar Shakedown w/Soulglo Old Country Store Dance Barn: Sentimental Swing, 7COBDEN Trail’s End Lodge: Shawn 10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT Harmon and the Electric WB Ranch Barn: Little Egypt Trip, 7-10 p.m. Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE

z SUNDAY CARBONDALE Key West: Ivas John Blues Band Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Cornmeal w/Spare parts MARION Marion Eagles: Deuces Wild, 6-10 p.m.

z MONDAY CARBONDALE Tres Hombres: JATAS MARION Marion Youth Center: Ragtag Band, 7-10 p.m.

z TUESDAY CARBONDALE PK’s: Whistle Pigs MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 p.m. Walt’s Pizza: Matt Basler on the patio, 6-9 p.m. MOUNT VERNON Double K’s Kickin Country: JacksR-Better, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT Colyer’s: Righteous Rebel Band, 7-11 p.m. WB Ranch Barn: WB Ranch Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

z WEDNESDAY CARBONDALE Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Zoso, tribute to Led Zeppelin MARION Walt’s Pizza: Phil Powell on the patio, 6-9 p.m.

z FRIDAY CARBONDALE Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Trippin Billies, tribute to Dave Matthews PK’s: Raw Flesh Eaters Tres Hombres: Phil Garcia, 10 p.m. SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance Barn: Paul Reynolds & Band, 7-10 p.m. INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Rebel Country Band,

7-10 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Country Sidekicks, 7:3010:30 p.m. WHITE ASH The White Ash Barn: The. Heartland Country Band, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: Black Lace Band, 7:3010:30 p.m. LAKE OF EGYPT Mack’s Lake of Egypt Marina: Roger Black and the Honky Tonk Cowboys, 8 p.m.midnight

z SATURDAY CARBONDALE Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Funky Monks, Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute PK’s: Elsinore Tres Hombres: Backyard Tire Fire w/The Congress, 10 p.m. MOUNT VERNON Double K’s Kickin Country: Roger Black and the Honky Tonk Cowboys, 7-10 p.m. SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance Barn:

Mike & Band, 7-10 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Swing “N” Country Band (formerly Weekenders), 7-9:30 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7:30-10:30 p.m. MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Marion Eagles: Deuces Wild, 8 p.m.-midnight

DIRECTIONS & DIGITS Andy’s Country Club: 1602 Old Creal Springs Road, Marion 618-997-6989 Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-303-5266 Crazy Horse Bar: 14747 Illinois 14, Benton 618-439-6179. Double K’s Kickin Country: Illinois 37, Mount Vernon 618359-0455 Duncan Dance Barn: 13545 Spring Pond Road, Benton 618435-6161 Gatsbys Bar & Billiards: 610 S Illinois Ave Carbondale, 618549-9234 Ina Community Building: 504 Elm St., Ina 618-315-2373 John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-997-2909 Just One More Bar & Grill: 1301 Enterprise Way, Marion 618993-9687 Key West: 1108 W. Main, Carbondale 618-351-5998 Linemen’s Lounge: 100 E. Broadway, Johnston City Lion’s Cave: South Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4888 Maddie’s Pub and Grub: 14960 Illinois 37, Johnston City 618983-8107 Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Marion 618997-6168 Marion Eagles: Rural Route 3, Marion 618-993-6300 Mollie’s: 107 E. Union St., Marion 618-997-3424 Murphysboro Elks Lodge: 1809 Shomaker Drive Murphysboro 618-684-4541. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville, 618-927-2770. Park Plaza Pub: 3 Park Plaza, Herrin, 618-988-1556 Perfect Shot Bar & Billiards: 3029 S. Park Ave., Herrin, 618942-4655 Pinch Penny Pub/Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand, Carbondale 618-549-3348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Ramesse: 1754 Illinois 37, Lake of Eygpt, 618-995-9104 Tavern on 10th: 224 S. 10th St., Mount Vernon 618-244-7821 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-993-3035 Trails End Lodge: 1425 Skyline Drive, Cobden 618-893-6135 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort West Frankfort Moose Lodge: 327 E. Main St. 618-932-3455 Whisker Willy’s Bar & Grill 13510 N. Illinois 37, Marion; 618-9835300

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David Allan Coe focuses on music, not past “Take This Job and Shove It.” These two songs fueled a career that has spawned commercial hits like Vince Hoffard “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “The Ride” and “She Used To Love Me A avid Allan Coe walks Lot.” Coe was a major to the beat of a player in country music’s different drum. His outlaw movement of the actions are always off1970s with tunes like center and borderline “Willie, Waylon and Me,” crazy. However, after “Jack Daniels If You stripping away the dirty Please” and “Longhaired long hair, countless tattoos and unpredictable Redneck.” Coe will be in concert at behavior, there is a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. creative genius. 21, at the Luther Carson He started to build his Four Rivers Center in massive catalog of over Paducah. 10,000 tunes while Tickets are $50, $35 and incarcerated during the $25 and can be purchased 1960s. The 71-year-old by calling 270-450-4444. Ohio native has created a Also appearing will be the body of work that Tony Logue Band and The compares well to any County. singer/songwriter that In the early 1980s, in the ever walked the beerprime of his career, Coe soaked streets of released two X-rated Nashville. With just his third single albums that were sold at in 1975, Coe created vocal live shows and truck stops. Although profitable, he magic with “You Never would like to forget this Even Called Me By My Name,” a staple at karaoke period and emphasize more powerful creations shows and drunken recorded by Tanya Tucker, wedding receptions. His Willie Nelson, George writing skills were Jones, Johnny Cash and showcased in the 1977 Waylon Jennings. Johnny Paycheck anthem



“I just want people to start listening to the music and quit talking about David Allan Coe the person,” Coe says. “Talk about the music. Look into the music. Find out that there’s more to me than two X-rated albums.” Released from the Ohio State Penitentiary in 1968, Coe migrated to Nashville. He was a shameless selfpromoter. He lived in an old hearse with his name painted on the side and would park it in front of the Ryman Auditorium as huge crowds were flocking into the Grand Ole Opry. As he honed the rough edges from his writing skills, he made friends in the songwriting community. Mel Tillis gave him a rhinestone suit and he was soon stuck with “The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy” moniker. Mystery has always clouded his career. He claims to have taught Charles Manson how to play guitar and that Jimmy Hoffa bought him his first tour bus. SEE COE / PAGE 17

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CARBONDALE — New York dub-soul-electro act JATAS will be coming to Carbondale Monday, Oct. 18, as part of a 13-city Midwest tour. The group describes itself as a combination of the lover’s rock styling of reggae legend Gregory Isaacs, the socially conscious world rock of Michael Franti and Spearhead and the energy of Ozomatli. Band members aim to explore new landscapes of sound based in waters of dub and roots of soul, deftly moving from love songs dripping with emotions to fiery protest songs that will send fists pumping and leave spines tingling. The group will perform at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale. A free sampler of the group’s music can be found at — Adam Testa

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618.629.2302 or 618-453-5388. Art classes for children Visiting Artist Series: Billie and adults: Starting Brannan, Rend Lake College, Thursday, Oct. 21, Little Egypt Ina, theatre lobby; through Arts Centre, Downtown today; 618-437-5321. Square, Marion; classes New Harvest: By Sarah taught by Missy Carstens; Shoot, Oct. 15-Nov. 18, Varsity 618-997-0421 or allen Gallery, Varsity Center For The Arts. Carbondale; recycled mixed media; 618-457-5100. Events Gathering of Quilts: Mitchell Museum and Shrode Journey to a Parallel Art Center, Cedarhurst Center Universe: Exhibit by Ashley for the Arts, 2600 E. Wade, Oct. 16-17, Beverly Gardens Park during Affaire in Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; 25 quilts; 10 a.m.the Garden art festival, Beverly Hills, Calif.; Wade is a 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and former Herrin resident; www. 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free; through or 310-285-6830. Oct. 17; 618-242-1236 or Southern Illinois Exhibits Metalsmith Society: Form, Abraham Lincoln: SelfFabricate, Forge, SIUC Made in America, Oct. 19-30, University Museum; metal SIUC University Museum; a artists; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. traveling exhibit from the Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Saturday-Sunday; through Library and Museum; Oct. 17;


or 618-453-5388. Under the Influence of Ducks: M.A. Papanek-Miller, Main Gallery of the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon; through Oct. 17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free; 618-242-1236 or Japanese Kite Prints: Barbara J. Beck Family Education Center, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; through Oct. 17; 618242-1236, Gone But Not Forgotten — The Power of Cemeteries: General John A. Logan Museum, 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro; an overview of cemeteries in rural Southern Illinois during the 19th and early 20th centuries; through Oct. 24; 618-684-3455 or 618-303-0569.

Reception for photo contest winners is Friday MARION — Six Southern Illinoisans will have their photos on display at a Marion gallery, courtesy of their victories in the Little Egypt Arts Association Photo Competition. The competition was open to all residents and turned out more than 70 entries. A reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at LEAA headquarters, 601 Tower Square Plaza, Marion. The photos will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. Winners of the contest included Jim Barnet, Christine Keeney and Linda S. Martin for digital art and David Brewer, Jamie Birchfield and Clara Till for photographs. — Adam Testa

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z MOVIES z POP CULTURE z ART z MUSIC z WINERIES z THEATER z BOOKS z Ghosts, A Retrospective: Ed Shay Sculpture and Watercolors, through Oct. 30, SIUC University Museum; hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 1-4 p.m. SaturdaySunday; edu or 618-453-5388. Traveling display: Highlights of SIUC photojournalism project, Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Office, 206 S. 13th St; pictures collected during a workshop documenting a weekend in Murphysboro; through October; www.south Jurhee Veach and Janet Althoff: Central Showcase at Realty Central, 1825 Murdale Shopping Center, Carbondale; mosaics, photography; 9 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.noon Saturday; through Oct. 30; 618-457-4663. “By Men’s Hands”: Union County Museum, Cobden; exhibit of handwork and needlecraft by Union County men; includes quilts, needlepoint, tailor-made clothes, counted cross stitch and latch hook; curated by Paulette Aronson; sponsored by Union County Historical

and Genealogy Society; through October; free; 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Boys’ Night Out: anthill gallery & vintage curiosities and The Yellow Moon Café, Cobden; Southern Illinois’ photographers, Thom Goodin, Bob Hageman, Richard Lawson and Daniel Owens; through Oct. 31; www. Putting It All Together: Collage art by Arlene Ehleben Berry, Tribeca Restaurant & Gallery, 127 S. Second St., Paducah; through Nov. 2; 270-210-1753. Art for Empowerment: Longbranch Coffeehouse, 100 E. Jackson, Carbondale; features works by survivors of abuse and trauma to benefit The Women’s Center; through Nov. 8; 618-529-4488 or Transformation: A Journey into the Subconscious: Dr. Linda Hostalek, Holistic Wellness Institute, Murdale Shopping Center, 1827 W. Main St., Carbondale; through Nov. 9; 618-319-4751 or American Surrealics: Exhibit by Jack Harris,

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Features Richard Cox, artist/weaver; new studio, new work, weaving, painting, mixed up media; 1-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Weaver’s Cottage, 1904 Bass Lane, Carbondale; 618-457-6823.

Receptions 2010 LEAA Photo Invitational Competition: Features photographers from Southern Illinois; cash prizes awarded; sponsored by The Little Egypt Arts Association, Marion; reception and awards ceremony, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, Arts Centre, Tower Square, Marion; exhibit through Nov. 30; www.little Paul Lorenz: Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St., Paducah; paintings on a variety of media; through Nov. 20; or 270442-2453 Glass at 40: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the SIUC Glass Program by Bill Boysen, SIUC University Museum; reception 4-8 p.m. Oct. 30; artist Bill Boysen,

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Helen Mirren stars in ‘Red,’ which opens Friday in Carbondale and Marion.

Seeing ‘Red’ in this violent thriller ‘Red’ **1/2 Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language; starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich; directed by Robert Schwentke; opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and Illinois Centre 8 in Marion. BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS

Oh, that “Red” was the giddy romp it might have been, it promises to be or it thinks it is. It has the best cast of any action comedy movie, maybe ever: four Oscar winners plus Bruce Willis. But despite that and a winning concept — that somebody, maybe in government, is trying to kill off aged, retired CIA assassins — director Robert “Flightplan”

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Schwentke never lets this one achieve takeoff. Willis plays Frank Moses, a lonely, retired government agent whose one joy in his solitary life is flirting with the lady who makes sure his pension checks show up. He even pretends he hasn’t received those checks just for the chance to chat with Sarah, played with doe-eyed, flirtatious enthusiasm by MaryLouise Parker. But Frank’s life in hiding comes to a bullet-riddled end. Not his life, just his seclusion. He grabs Sarah — who is frightened, outraged, appalled and maybe a little turned on. They go on the lam, scrambling to find old colleagues as a government agent (Karl Urban) stays hot, or at least lukewarm, on their trail. Willis delivers his ageless brand of action cool — one neat stunt has him stepping out of a spinning car and squeezing off a few rounds at his pursuers in the

middle of the French Quarter. But what sells this are those other “retired, extremely dangerous” agents. Helen Mirren is hilariously droll and unflappable. John Malkovich is even more hilarious and utterly flappable. There’s even a winning cameo by ancient Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine. That old Hollywood saying, “Good villains make good thrillers,” is pretty much where “Red” comes up short. The solution to the mystery of who is after them and why is a letdown. And the fellow pulling the strings does nothing surprising. Urban’s earnestness is not enough to sustain interest until we finally confront Mr. Big. But “Red” has enough acting flourishes and incidental action pleasures to make it an adrenalinejacked giggle, if not exactly the romp one so fervently expects.

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COE: Comes to Paducah FROM PAGE 12 He served time in prison with Russell Clark, the last surviving member of the John Dillinger gang. A movie has been made based on Coe’s “Take This Job and Shove It” song. VINCE HOFFARD can be

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Play hits Repertory Theatre on Nov. 7 in a stage adaptation of “The A play starring Kathleen Turner; Graduate” and as the hellish, through Nov. 7 at The Repertory tormented faculty wife Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Woolf?” She’s also in a position Road, St. Louis; $15-73; call 314- to put a new play on a 968-4925 for tickets or more Broadway-bound track, mainly on the strength of her name in info. the cast. That’s just what she did for BY JUDITH NEWMARK Matthew Lombardo’s “High,” THE SOUTHERN NEWS SERVICES which opened Wednesday at the Repertory Theatre of Twenty years ago, when St. Louis. Kathleen Turner was getting Directing the play’s worldready to play the iconic Maggie the Cat in a Broadway revival of premiere production through “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “all the Nov. 7 is Rob Ruggiero, who people in LA were saying, ‘Don’t directed the Rep’s productions of “Take Me Out,” “Urinetown,” do it. They’ll kill you. You’re a “Ella” and “The Little Dog movie star.”‘ Laughed,” winning a Kevin Kline Recalling those impassioned Award for each one. pleas, Turner smiled and shook “High” started at her head. “I said, no, you really don’t get TheatreWorks in Hartford, Conn. (Ruggiero’s home it,” she said. “I’m better theater), then played the onstage.” Playhouse in the Park in She always figured she would Cincinnati. Lombardo and be. Ruggiero have been Even in her teens, when she rewriting and refining along first dreamed of an acting the way. career, and in her 20s, when The two first approached spectacular success arrived with Turner about a different show her first film, “Body Heat,” they were working on, Turner was convinced that she “Looped,” a comedy about belonged on the stage. She also suspected that, unlike legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. But Turner had movie roles that drew on her already portrayed Bankhead in golden glamour, stage roles “Tallulah!” and wasn’t would likely get better with interested. time. “When I say, ‘Been there, done She wasn’t wrong about that, than,’ I mean it,” she explained. either. “Looped” went on to At 56, the actress with the Broadway success with Valerie unmistakable smoky voice and tigress stride has built such a big Harper. But the men impressed her stage reputation that she can pretty much call her own shots. with their energy and She’s had some big successes in enthusiasm, so the door was open when they came back with London and New York, notably another script, one that draws as the predatory Mrs. Robinson


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Kathleen Turner and Evan Jonigkeit perform a scene from ‘High.’ Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, a hardbitten nun who works at a treatment center for drug addicts, where she takes on the case of a teenager she doesn’t think she can help, a male prostitute addicted to meth and who knows what else. Cody (Jonigkeit) proves to be an even more difficult patient than Sister Jamison foresaw, forcing her to confront her own demons.

on Lombardo’s addiction to crystal meth. (He’s been clean for more than three years.) In “High,” Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, a hard-bitten nun who works at a treatment center for drug addicts. The priest in charge (played by Michael Berresse) insists that she take on the case of a teenager she doesn’t think she can help, a male prostitute addicted to meth and who knows what else.

Cody (Evan Jonigkeit) proves to be an even more difficult patient than Sister Jamison foresaw, forcing her to confront her own demons. Among other things, Cody tries to seduce her. It’s a long, agonizing scene, one that Jonigkeit plays in the nude. Turner, who had a far briefer nude scene in “The Graduate,” gives the young actor credit for performing with conviction. Onstage nudity is “tough, so

tough,” she said. “I wonder if it’s worse for a man than for a woman? At the time (of ‘The Graduate’), I was 48,” Turner said. “So part of it was, HAH! I was just so sick of hearing how a woman can’t be attractive after 40. “But you know something? Nudity turns into just another costume.” If age was one ego-eater that she defied in her nude scene, a more powerful one was pain.

z MOVIES z ART z MUSIC z PEOPLE z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z BOOKS z Turner has rheumatoid arthritis. In her memoir, “Send Yourself Roses,” she lays it all out: going onstage in “Indiscretions” after packing her swollen feet in ice to cram them into high heels, weeping helplessly in the bathroom until her daughter Rachel, a little girl at the time, came to squeeze a bottle of skin lotion for her. She couldn’t do that herself. “Pain is a real mindbender,” sighed Turner, who attributes her divorce from a New York businessman partly to the strain that her illness placed on the marriage. “It strips you of so much — your confidence, your physicality. It’s very hard on a relationship.” It’s also hard on a career, particularly a career as physically demanding as live theater. In recent years, Turner counts herself lucky to feel pretty good again. New drugs came along, drugs that helped her feel good enough to take the next

step, physical therapy. She’s determined to keep moving, a regimen that now includes three or four Pilates classes every week. “I got my hands back!” she exclaims, making fists, and grins. “I don’t wear heels anymore.” Turner was born in Springfield, Mo., which she considers her hometown although she didn’t exactly grow up there. Her father, Richard Turner, was in the Foreign Service; while the family was in Belgium, her mother, Patsy Magee Turner, returned to the U.S. to give birth to Kathleen, the third of their four children. Turner’s grandparents had a farm just outside the city, a place where the children spent happy vacations fishing in the creek and picking peaches, “every kid’s dream of summer.” Because of Richard Turner’s career, the family moved a lot: Canada, Cuba, Venezuela. Then, when Turner was about

14, they moved to England — not a bad place to take the theater plunge. “The start of real acting for me began in London,” she writes in her memoir. “There were seven of us (in her international high school) who were sort of a theater mafia. We produced, directed, acted, chose the plays. ... It was great fun.” Turner hoped to continue theater studies at a college in London. Then, while he was working in his rose garden, Richard Turner dropped dead. It was a week before his daughter’s graduation The older children were already back in the United States, going to college. With few choices and a fast decision to make, Patsy Turner and her younger children returned to her parents and Springfield. Kathleen Turner didn’t have many options, either: She headed across town to enroll in Southwest Missouri State University

(now Missouri State). “It was really the only thing to do at the time,” Turner said. “I don’t know that it had to be Springfield, but it was good to come back. It made me an American actress rather than a fake British actress.” Patsy Turner still lives in Springfield, an active volunteer for arts and child-welfare causes. (Her daughter gives her a special present: Once a year, Turner does a benefit for an organization of her mother’s choosing.) She and some of her friends are coming to St. Louis to see “High.” “That reminds me,” Turner said. “I need to send her a copy of the script. “I want her to be forewarned.”

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