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hris Perondi didn’t dream too big. “I just wanted a dog that could catch a Frisbee,” he said. In 1996, he adopted Pepper, a Border Collie cattle dog, from a local animal shelter and trained her how to do some basic tricks. Three years later, he started a club and organized performances and demonstrations. In 2001, he quit his day job, working in the IT field, and took his stunt dog show on the road full-time. “I never thought I’d be doing it full-time,” said Perondi, who will bring his Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Experience to Carbondale on Sunday, April 7. “I sold my house, bought an RV and went on the road.” Perondi’s first prolonged experience came at a theme park in Long Island, New York, and now his travels take him from coast to coast performing at parks, festivals and special events, as well as giving standalone performances like the one at Shryock Auditorium. But he’s never on the road alone. Perondi owns 10 dogs, most of which are part of the show. One is a puppy too young to be on the road, and another is retired. But he’s also joined by his colleague and some of her canine companions for each tour, totaling two humans and about a dozen dogs traveling together at any given time.
Each dog also brings along its own personality. The audience really gets a feel for this aspect of their lives once the show begins. “They each have their own signature moves and the parts of the show they enjoy the most,” Perondi said. All the dogs have one thing in common, though: They were all rescued from animal shelters. That’s a key element of the show and Perondi’s message. Raising awareness and encouraging pet adoption has “been my mission since I started the show,” he said. A number of animal rescue organizations and shelters from Southern Illinois will be present and distributing information at Perondi’s performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m.Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $15 to $30 and can be purchased at www.southerntickets online.com or by calling 618-453-6000. Patrons can save $5 per ticket by using the promo code “SOUTHERN.” Those in the audience will see — and help cheer on — the dogs as they compete in a number of challenges testing their leaping, speed, accuracy and intelligence. They will catch Frisbees, race and do other tricks. But Perondi said that the work isn’t overbearing on the dogs, who each only really work a few minutes during each show. “They want to be out there more. They love traveling. They get fired up when they know it’s time
to go,” he said. “They want a job to do. They want to be active. They don’t want to just be laying around all the time.” In addition to training dogs, Perondi also wrote a children’s book about Diggy, the show’s mascot. It will be available for the first time when he heads on the road with this tour. Diggy, the character, also plays a role in the stunt show. “He’s the comedic relief,” Perondi said. “He’s the dog who wants to be in the show, but he’s not quite there yet. So he tries to find ways to sneak into the show.” PROVIDED
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Big Muddy New Plays Festival begins April 4 CARBONDALE — The SIU Department of Theater presents the Big Muddy New Plays Festival from April 4-7. The festival features one night of staged readings of new short plays and three evenings of staged readings of new full-length plays by playwriting students. A reception will follow the readings on opening night, Thursday, April 4. It is open to all artists, guests and audience members. A discussion session with playwright Sarah Bowden and playwriting professor Jacob Juntunen will follow the Friday through Sunday readings. All readings will be in the C.H. Moe Theater in the Communications Building at SIU. Tickets are $6 per evening and can be purchased online at www. southernticketsonline.com or at 618-453-6000. The schedule for the festival includes: Thursday, April 4: “Family Picture Day” by Jaclyn Muensterman; “Just Super” by Danny Cox; “An Exercise in Art” by Eric Brown; “One Shot” by Megan Abell; “Snow” by Bianca Jaconetty and “Carnival” by Lindsay Greer Friday, April 5: “Girl Who Wears Her Pants Too High” by Jaclyn Muensterman Saturday, April 6: “Descartes à la Mode” by Thomas Michael Campbell Sunday, April 7: “Ghostlight/In a Kingdom Not Very Far Away” by Lindsay Greer The Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2 p.m. — Adam Testa
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CARBONDALE — Local author Edmond P. DeRousse has released the second installment of his “Adventures of a Common Man” series and will be signing copies of the new book Saturday, March 30, at Bookworm, 618 E. Walnut St. The latest release is called “Choices and Consequence” and continues exploring the life of common man Pete Russey. This story examines how he faces the consequences of each choice he makes as he deals with a robber, a genius deer and a maneating spider. The signing begins at 1 p.m. The first book in the series will also be available for signing.
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High School Theater Project CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois high school students interested in theater are invited to audition for Carbondale Community Arts’ All Southern High School Theater Project’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” Auditions are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Carbondale Community High School and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Artstarts in Marion. Registration starts 30 minutes before auditions. Those interested in auditioning are asked to
prepare a 30- to 45-second musical number from the show of their choice and a 30- to 45-second monologue. In its 16th season, the All Southern High School Theater Project is a partnership between Carbondale Community Arts and the McLeod Summer Playhouse at SIU and offers training in all aspects of music theater performance. For more information or to request specific individual audition times, call 618-457-5100 or email info@carbondale arts.org. — Adam Testa
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Initiative will explore Southern Illinois’‘Land, Lives and Arts’ CARBONDALE — SIU’s “Imagining Geographies” initiative offers an indepth look at the land, lives and arts found within the region. “Land, Lives and Arts of Southern Illinois,” which began last month, includes exhibits, field trips, lectures and panel discussions. All events are free. The Imagining Geographies initiative began in spring 2012 with the “Antarctica: Imagined Geographies” project. “Land, Lives and Arts” runs through May 6 at various locations on campus, in Carbondale and throughout the region. The initiative plans to extend into the summer and fall and include events with local historians, folklorists, artists and musicians throughout the region. This year’s program includes two exhibits in the Morris Library rotunda. “Southern Extent: Maps of Southern Illinois” is curated by assistant professor Sarah Lewison from SIU’s Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media. There is also a portable installation screening films, “Rural Life in Southern Illinois” by William Rowley, an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography. Both exhibits will be available for viewing in the rotunda space through May 6. On April 13, an initiative to preserve the region’s history begins with the “Voices of Southern Illinois Project.” The event will take place at Thomas Elementary
School, 1025 N. Wall St., Carbondale, and will focus on the Carbondale’s African-American community. The program includes a discussion about initiating a collaborative archival project. There will also be a showing of the film “778 Bullets,” along with a discussion with Angela Aguayo, an assistant professor in cinema and photography at SIU Carbondale, who researched the events portrayed in her film. For more information on the project, call 618-534-3989 or email email@example.com. — University Communications
Artists can apply for Illinois Artisans Program WHITTINGTON — Artists interested in joining the Illinois Artisans Program can do so now, as new applicants are being accepted through today, March 28. The program works to draw statewide and national attention to fine arts and crafts produced in Illinois. Three venues — Chicago, Springfield and Whittington — offer member artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their works. The not-for-profit venues operate under the Illinois State Museum Society and feature works in 26 media categories. Juried artisans can also
participate in solo and group exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, trunk shows, demonstrations and classes. To be a juried artist, one must live and work in Illinois. Work must be accepted by a jury panel. Artists apply in a specific media category, and the cost is $30 per application. Applications can be found at www.museum.state. il.us/artisans. — Adam Testa
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RLC art show Entries sought for Swope Art Museum exhibition of Art at the University of works completed in the HAUTE, Ind. — reception is TheTERRE Kansas in Lawrence. Swope Art Museum is part two years and not Entry forms and more previously exhibited at accepting entries for the information about entry 69th annual Wabash Valley Swope. tonight procedures are available at Entrants can submit up Juried Exhibition through
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Movement of the 1970s for his crossover country to five entries with a fee of www.swope.org. March 30. COUNTRY debut, “Country Boy,” in The exhibition will The exhibition is open to $10 per piece of work. This S C E N E 2011. open June 29 and run artists working in all media year’s competition will be The song pounds home through Aug. 24 at he judged by Kris Ercums, who reside in Indiana, Vince Hoffard the singer’s overwhelming museum in downtown curator of global Illinois, Kentucky, love of country, family and Terre Haute. contemporary and Asian Michigan and Ohio. guns — themes that — Adam Testa art at the Spencer Museum Entries must be original ank Williams Jr. resonate well with country released “A Country music’s new brand of Boy Can Survive,” his outlaw listener. anthem to flag-waving All students may submit policies. ANNA — The first Union “It’s a story about my members of pick-up Works will be judged up to two original pieces County High School Art family. I remember there truck-driving small-town was always a flag at the for free. Any type of work based on the Show will open April 5 America, in 1982. The demonstration of original with a reception from 6 to will be accepted. TwoLewis farm that was lit up tribute to folks happily thinking and expressive, dimension works cannot 8 p.m. at the Anna Arts all night long,” Lewis said living in backwoods artistic perceptions. They exceed 3-by-3-feet, and Center. Awards will be in a recent interview. “It’s seclusion stood without must delivered to the arts presented for best in show all framed artwork must amazing. On the last comparison for nearly center between 4 and 8 have appropriate wire and first through third Staind tour, in the middle three decades. connection on the back for p.m. April 3-4 and can be places in painting, of the set, I would go out Then, out of nowhere, hanging. Artwork must be picked up from 4 to 8 p.m. drawing, mixed media, and play ‘Country Boy’ came an equally April 15-16. in compliance with photography, sculpture and it always got the — Adam Testa impressive follow-up Each piece must have a individual school board and craft categories. biggest response of the from a highly unlikely completed registration night. And that was at a source. The lead singer form delivered with the straight up rock show, from the popular artwork. For forms or with us and Godsmack.” more information, contact alternative metal band Lewis said he was Staind, Aaron Lewis, Ellen Spalt at 618-893apprehensive about his tapped into his musical 2401. voyage into the country — Adam Testa roots soaked in the Outlaw field. He didn’t know how the fans would react to a hardcore rocker covered in tattoos. However, the switch went extremely smooth as soon as fans heard his honest lyrics and a voice filled with unforced emotion. His following has Secure a Dates Now steadily increased since As We Do Fill Quickly the conversion. After a performance last year at the Country Thunder mega-festival, he made a believer out of Blake Shelton. 100 s. illinois ave • 618.457.6900 “Blake said that he lunch:11-2:45 mon-fri/dinner: 5-8:45 sun-thurs/dinner 5-9:45 fri & sat watched my show with Miranda and said, ‘Man, it figures that a rock star $ We provide custom tours for up to 12 people. would come to an old “Your Destination is Our Destination” festival like this and give One dinner special per coupon. Carterville, IL 62918 the countriest show of the Valid Monday thru Thursday only. SI-Tours.net day, if not the countriest 100 s. illinois ave • carbondale set I’ve hear all year.’ expires: 4/11/13 That’s pretty cool. It Like us on Facebook validates what I’m doing.”
INA — Local art students from will be showcasing their works through May 3 as part of the annual Rend Lake College Student Art Show. The exhibit will be set up in the Learning Resource Center on campus and will feature works by RLC and area high school students. An opening reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, March 28, in the Rend Lake College Theatre lobby. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 to 7, followed by an awards presentation.
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z MOVIES z ART z WINERIES z BOOKS z COVER STORY z THEATER z MUSIC z Part of a seven-song “Town Line” project released in 2011 by Stroudavarious Records, there are three uniquely different versions of “Country Boy” on the recording, including a solid country effort featuring guest vocals by George Jones, Chris Young and Charlie Daniels. Lewis will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis. Tickets are $17.50, $27.50 and $37.50 and can be purchased by calling 888-263-6020. At the Southern Illinois show, the 40-year old Massachusetts native will be promoting songs like “Granddaddy’s Gun,” “Forever” and “Endless Summer” from his first full-length country album, “The Road,” which was released Nov. 13 on Blaster Records. The album was coproduced by Lewis and James Stroud. It features legendary session musicians like drummer Eddie Bayers, lead guitarist Brent Mason and steel guitarist Paul Franklin. Bass guitarist Mark Hill, a native of Olive Branch, also contributed. “The whole record was done in one take, with a small fix here and there,” Lewis said. Lewis wrote nine of the 10 songs on the album. Born in Vermont and raised in Massachusetts, Lewis was first exposed to country music as a small child. His grandfather would have the stereo blasting Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash when he went over for visits. He locked those classic songs in his longterm memory. Homeless in 1993, Lewis met Mike Mushok
at a Christmas party in Boston and they agreed to collaborate, eventually leading to forming the band Staind in 1995. The band has released seven studio albums, including most successful effort “Break the Cycle,” with world-wide sales topping 15 million copies units. Staind’s hit list includes songs like “It’s Been Awhile,” “So Far Away,” “Fade,” “Tangled up in You” and “Something to Remind You.” The band has announced it is taking a hiatus in 2013, but is not breaking up. Lewis said his childhood love of country music was rekindled in 1999 when overcrowding on Staind’s tour bus caused him to hitch a ride with Kid Rock, who had a stereo system featuring only classic country music from the 1970s. VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-658-9095 or vincehoffard@ yahoo.com
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THURSDAY BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Opry Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. J Dee’s Connection:: Bobby Orr and the Crossroads Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE PK’s: The Switchmen The Grotto Lounge/Newell House: Coulter, Goot and Wall, 7-10 p.m. Tres Hombres: 90’s Hip Hop Night, 10 p.m. MARION Williamson County Fairground Hanna Building: Big Lake Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Minnesota with Protohype and Dcarls, 10 p.m. Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Feudin Hillbillies w/Drew Baldridge PK’s: South of 70
Tres Hombres: Bone Dry River Band DU QUOIN Steve’z Too: Band of Brothers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Old Country Store Dance Barn: Jeanita Spillman & The Sentimental Country Band, 6:309:30 p.m. The Zone Lounge: Hypnotix
SATURDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Jake’s Leg, Grateful Dead Tribute, 10 p.m. PK’s: Orismo The Grotto Lounge/Newell House: Casey James, 9 p.m. Tres Hombres: Nasty Nate, 10 p.m. HERRIN N-Kahootz Night Club: Sacred Edge,
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MONDAY ELKVILLE Elkville Civic Center: Jerry’s Jammers, 7-9 p.m.
MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Mike’s Band, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT WB Ranch Barn: WB Ranch Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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FRIDAY Breeden, Bradley & Maze: 6-10 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Hollerboys: 7-10 p.m. Walker’s Bluff
SUNDAY The Voyageurs: 1-4 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Dave Clark: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard B. Douglas: 2-5 p.m. Walker’s Bluff
SATURDAY Barry Cloyd: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard Shawn Harmon: 2-5 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery South of 70: 2-6 p.m. StarView Vineyards Dan Barron Duo: 3-6 p.m. Walker’s Bluff Ivas John Blues Band: 3:306:30 p.m. Von Jakob Vineyard The Natives: 5-9 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Swamp Tigers: 4-8 p.m. The Bluffs Larry Dillard Trio: 7-10 p.m.
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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ STUDIO
‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’
Channing Tatum (left) and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson star in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ the sequel to 2009’s ‘Rise of Cobra.’ Jon Chu directed the action film, which is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action and for brief sensuality and language. It is now showing at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.
Lance Gross and Jurnee Smollett-Bell star in director Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.’ The film tells of a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has an effect on the rest of her life. The movie is rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content. It opens Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.
Holy Week Schedule
Happy Easter! 3/28- Maundy ThursdayService Service 3/24– Palm Sunday Sanctuary ..................9:00 a.m. Sanctuary...................7:00 p.m. 3/29– Good Friday InterfaithService Service 3/28Maundy Thursday Sanctuary .................. 7:00 p.m. at Pate Chapel ...................Noon 3/29– Good Friday 3/31- Easter SunriseInterfaith Service Service at PatePavilion............6:30 Chapel ..................Noon Under a.m. 3/31Easter Sunrise Service Boy Scouts serve Breakfast Under Pavilion ........... 6:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall................7:30 a.m.
3/31-Easter continued 3/31-Easter continued Boy Scouts serve Breakfast Traditional Easter Worship Fellowship Hall............... 7:30a.m. a.m. Sanctuary........................9:00 Traditional Easter Sunday School with Worship Sanctuary ....................... 9:00 a.m. Egg Hunt.......................10:10 a.m. Sunday School with Easter Meal & Egg Hunt Egg Hunt ......................10:10 a.m. Fellowship Hall..................12-Noon Easter Meal & Egg Hunt Fellowship Hall.................12-Noon
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‘The Host’ keeps too much of the movie inside Saoirse Ronan’s head The Host ** Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence; starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, William Hurt and Frances Fisher; directed by Andrew Niccol; opening Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion. BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS
In the future, hunger, violence and money have
disappeared. Lying is unthinkable. And stealing — from the place where one acquires one’s every need, a building labeled “Store” — is pointless. Because we’re all wearing spotless white suits and driving shiny, chromeplated Lotus Evoras. Well, a lot of us are. Humanity has been “perfected,” thanks to the aliens. They came, they moved in — not just onto the planet, but into our bodies. And now, the human race is all but
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extinct, our bodies governed by seemingly benign conquerors. Free will dies as our corpses become “hosts” to the “souls” of those who apparently know what’s best for us and make us serve “the common good.” But Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is resistant to this body snatching. She debates and wars with the old soul, “Wanderer,” who has invaded her most personal space — her mind. Melanie wants to shake free of these alien bonds, to find her younger brother, her boyfriend (Max Irons) and the resistance movement they’ve run off to join. That’s the world of “The Host,” Stephenie Meyer’s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” follow-up to “Twilight.” On screen, it’s just another chaste, action-starved and absurdly talky action romance. And it has to be. Most of the movie is a heated argument that takes place inside poor Melanie’s head. Writer-director Andrew Niccol (“In Time,”“Gattaca”) finds
some sarcastic laughs in that most eye-rollingly anti-cinematic situation — a few of them intentional. And Ronan (“Hannah,” “Lovely Bones”) struggles gamely against the limitations of staging bickering interior dialogues. (“This body is MINE.” “I hate you. If only I could HURT you.”) Melanie cannot hurt Wanderer. But she can persuade her of the longing Melanie has for Jared (Irons), her need to save her younger brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury), her desire for freedom. Melanie / Wanderer find that fabled colony where a lot of guys of the same build and light brown hair color (Irons, Jake Abel and Boyd Holbrook) are fascinated by this new “soul” now in their ranks. Another Meyer love triangle is set up. OK, quadrangle, if you count Wanderer. Meanwhile, one obsessed “seeker” among the souls (Diane Kruger) is determined to find the missing Wanderer and wipe out the last of the resistance.
Max Irons and Saoirse Ronan star in ‘The Host,’ director Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel. The futuristic sci-fi film also stars Diane Kruger, William Hurt and Frances Fisher. It is rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence and opens Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.
The action beats — chases, hunts, fights and shootouts — are few and far between here. Too many characters (William Hurt is Uncle Jeb, patriarch of the resistance) have to spend too much time on exposition — explaining who they are and how this Brave New World works. The young would-be lovers talk and talk and talk. The leads
generate little heat and the look-alike lads (that’s a casting blunder) try to figure out if it’s Melanie or the sympathetic alien who took over her bod that makes her irresistible to the resistance. The film’s slack pace allows us to ponder Meyer’s ever-present big themes — body image, guilt, free will, right and wrong as it relates to groupthink. Like the argument going on in Melanie’s head, Niccol struggles to come to grips with his interpretation of those themes. Is the Mormon romance novelist quietly rebelling against a hierarchy, or endorsing it? Is Niccol in revolt against Meyer’s myopia? That makes for a meandering, misshapen film where big ideas stolen from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” fail to ignite because the sparks are smothered in tedium, the romance drowned out by all the arguing going on in that confused girl’s head.