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Pagliai’s — Italian food for the whole family BY JOE SZYNKOWSKI FOR THE SOUTHERN

Three years after making their move, albeit it a short one, the owners of Pagliai’s Pizza & Pasta in Carbondale are still proud of their decision. “The move has expanded the business beyond my widest dreams,” owner Melissa Parsons said. “Even though we didn’t really move that far away, it just seems like we’re in a whole new section of town.” Parsons is the daughter of founders Connie and Larry Anderson. While the well-known restaurant may have physically relocated a bit north from its original home on Illinois Avenue, the quality food and exceptional customer service that have made Pag’s such a success for nearly five decades isn’t budging an inch. “Our quality and consistency is really our strong point, and the personal touch we add to everything we do,” Parsons said. The restaurant’s original brick oven made the move to the new location and the kitchen is still fully visible from the dining room, which allows guests to witness first-hand the level of quality and care put into the preparation of every meal. The 4,000-square-foot facility has allowed the restaurant to offer more seating, better parking, expansive banquet rooms and numerous flat-screen televisions. Improved lighting and larger windows also enhance the Pag’s dining experience. Pagliai’s offers several options for their

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handmade pizza crust — baked on a brick, thin or thick, which results in a crispy crust. You can also go soft and chewy by opting for the thin or thick crust baked in a pan. The crust is just the start of the fun for pizza connoisseurs. Pagliai’s boasts more than 20 toppings, allowing guests to build their own favorite or choose from a number of popular specialty pizzas like “Joe’s Special,” a thincrust pie with sausage, which Pag’s grinds inhouse, pepperoni, extra cheese, onions, Canadian bacon and extra sauce. For pasta-lovers, Pag’s serves up cavatelli, fettuccini (alfredo or primavera), lasagna, manicotti, mostaccioli and, of course, spaghetti. All of Pagliai’s pasta

dished are served with garlic bread, and dinners include a salad, as well. For sandwich fans, Pags’ has ham and cheese, poor boy or Italian beef with chips. Bread sticks and chicken wings are also on the menu, as is cheesecake to satisfy the sweet tooth. An expanded selection of domestic and imported beers is available by the glass or pitcher, and you can enjoy a variety of wines by the glass, halfliter or liter. Pag’s party rooms can accommodate larger groups for any occasion, from the professional business meeting to the pre-game parties for SIU sporting events. Call 618-457-0321 to reserve a party room.

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Dome Days raising awareness, funds Shelton descendent penned new book CARBONDALE — A three-day festival raising awareness and funds for the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome begins today. The festival runs through Saturday, April 20, and features a number of different events. The Carbondale dome, the only one that Fuller ever built and lived in, celebrates its 53rd anniversary on April 19. The schedule of events for the weekend includes: Today, April 18 World Game Panel, 4:30-6:30 p.m., SIU School of Mass Communications Room 1032, sponsored by College of Mass Communications and Media Arts

Friday, April 19 Sound installation and performance by Stephan Moore, 7-9 p.m., Bucky Fuller Dome Home, 407 S. Forest St. Saturday, April 20 Charette with the Arbor District, design activities for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bucky Fuller Dome Home, 407 S. Forest St. Reception and benefit, 7-9 p.m., artifacts, food, wine, music by Mel Goot and a jazz trio, Bucky Dome Home, 407 S. Forest St., $10 in advance, $15 at the door For more, call 618-5493663, email rbfdomenfp@ gmail.com or visit www. fullerdomehome.org. — Adam Testa

CARBONDALE — Many authors have penned works about the Birgers, the Sheltons and the gangster era of Southern Illinois, but few have had a connection to the legend like Ruthie Shelton. The daughter of notorious “Little Carl” Shelton and grandniece of the infamous Shelton brothers, she only learned of her family’s legacy about 10 years ago, when her father suffered a bad reaction to anesthesia and started reliving the violent days of his youth. She tells the story of her journey of discovery, as well as a more complete history of her family than has been previously

published, in her new book, “Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter’s Discovery.” The book was co-written by local historian Jon Musgrave and published by illinoishistory.com. The Shelton brothers started in crime in St. Louis before World War I, but their war with the Ku Klux Klan and later spat with the Birger clan in Williamson County gained them national notoriety and infamy. Ruthie Shelton and Musgrave will sign copies of the new book at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Bookworm, 618 E. Walnut St. — Adam Testa

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z MOVIES z ART z WINERIES z BOOKS z COVER STORY z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z MUSIC z Books Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, Jonesboro Public Library, 412 S. Main St., Jonesboro; 618-833-8121 Book signing: By Ruthie Shelton, daughter of Little Carl Shelton, a member of the Shelton Gang, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Bookworm bookstore, 618 E. Walnut St., Carbondale; book is titled Inside the Shelton Gang — One Daughter’s Discovery; the book was cowritten by local historian Jon Musgrave, who will also will be at Saturday’s signing; 618-457-2665 Herrin Library Book Sale: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, April 29, library, 120 N. 13th St., Herrin; all items, 25 cents; 618-942-6109

Comedy The Carbondale Comedians: 9 p.m. Mondays, Hangar 9, Carbondale; 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Station 13, Carbondale; see The Carbondale Comedians on Facebook

Events Trivia Night: To benefit Arthritis Foundation, 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, American Legion, Murphysboro; $100 in advance or $125 at the door; prizes; doors open 6 p.m.; bring your own snacks; cash bar will be available; 1877-480-4040 Trivia Night: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Benton

songs of rock bands such as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Whitesnake; features 28 classic songs, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Dance Countdown,” “Here I Go Rhythm Effects Crews Again,” “I Want to Know Performance: 7:30 p.m. What Love Is;” $45/$65; Friday, April 26, Marion save $5 on tickets by using Cultural and Civic Center; hip the promo code hop dance show; American “SOUTHERN;” www.southern Cancer Society benefit; $10; ticketsonline.com; 618-453www.marionccc.org or 6000 618-997-4030 Reasons to be Pretty: 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, April 25-27 and Theater 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, G2K The King and I: McLeod Theater, SIU, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Communi-cations Building; April 19-20, Marion Cultural takes a look at America’s and Civic Center; presented obsession with physical by the Marion Junior High appearance; $16/$6; Choir; $8; www.marion www.southernticketsonline ccc.org or 618-997-4030 .com; 618-453-6000 Making God Laugh: Fiddler on the Roof: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April April 19-20 and 2 p.m. 26-27 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sunday, April 21, Varsity April 28, George T. Dennis Center for the Arts, 418 S. Visual and Performing Arts Illinois Ave., Carbondale; Center, Southeastern Illinois $15/$10; student tickets, College, 3575 College Road, Sunday, $5; 618-549-5466; Harrisburg; $6/$8; box www.stagecompany.org office@sic.edu; 618-252V2T2 Cabaret: 6-9 p.m. 5400, ext. 2486 Sunday, April 21, Rustle Hill Winery, 8595 U.S. 51, History Auditions Cobden; variety show Auditions: For Oliver includes choreographed and Oral History Workshop: and Harvey, 1:30-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April improv dancing, sketch comedy, mime acts, juggling, Sunday, April 21 and 10 a.m.20, John A. Logan College, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Carterville, Building H, room audience involvement; advance, $5; at the door, $8; Benton Civic Center; 122; conducted by Judy production dates, Harvey, www.facebook.com/V2T2 Simpson; members of The June 26-27, only adults; Southern Illinois Association Cabaret Oliver, June 28-29, adults Rock of Ages: 7:30 p.m. of Museums, free; nonand children; www. members, $5; 618-559-0869 Monday, April 22, Shryock pyramidplayers.org; The Flag on the Hilltop: A Auditorium, SIU; ppmusic77@gmail.com book written in 1902 by Mary performance uses the hit Public Library, 502 S. Main St.; doors open, 6:30 p.m.; $10 per person; proceeds benefit teen summer reading program; 618-438-7511; www.benton.lib.il.us Shawnee Hills Spring Arts Festival: Friday-Sunday, April 26-28, Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St., Anna; event features 50’s and 60’s music; art events; exhibition; Shawnee Hills Music Jamboree; 618-697-0009; vabchlee@gmail.com; 904625-1109 The 40th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta: Noon, Saturday, April 27, Campus Lake, SIU; registration, 10 a.m.; cardboard available for boat builders; 618-453-6428; find information on Facebook Mother & Daughter Tea: To benefit The Women’s Center, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, Carterville Community Center, 120 N. Greenbriar Road, Carterville; silent auction; story time; marketplace; advanced tickets, $20/$15; at the door, $25/$20; 618-5494807 ext. 228; wcds@the womensctr.org

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CARBONDALE — Two Southern Illinois-based professional wrestling companies are partnering for a benefit event Saturday, April 20. Carbondale’s Pro Wrestling Collision and Metropolis’ Chaos Pro Wrestling will be raising money for two staff members who lost their home in a fire in January. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Five championships will be defended at the event. Heath Hatton will defend the Collision Heavyweight Championship against “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich, Ace Hawkins and Brandon Espinosa will face Chase and Matt King

for the Collision Tag Team Championship and Joey O’Riley will defend the Collision No Limits Championship against Jay Spade and Zakk Sawyer. Ty Blade will face Shane Smalls for the CPW Heavyweight Championship, while Mikey McFinnegan defends the CPW Infinit1 Championship against Frank Wyatt. Bell time is 2 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Ave. Tickets are available at www.pro wrestlingcollision.com and www.chaospro wrestling.com or at the door. Both companies are offering combination ticket specials. — The Southern

Families invited to ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ MOUNT VERNON — Southern Illinois families are invited to take a special trip to the Neighborhood of Make Believe on Saturday, April 20. Parents and children can visit artist Salley Mavor’s embroidered fabric art exhibit, “Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Ryhmes;” take a trolley ride; read nursery rhymes with Mother Goose; create a keepsake book and mask; meet PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger and Southern Illinois

Healthcare mascot Filo the Fox and more at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. The event, sponsored by WSIU Public Broadcasting, Cedarhurst, Old National Bank and SIH, runs from noon to 3 p.m. Guests will receive free “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” stickers and placements and can enter to win a prize drawing by completing a survey. Guests are invited to bring their own cameras for photo opportunities. — Adam Testa

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Carson Center announces Broadway Season lineup PADUCAH — The Carson Center has announced the line-up for its 2013-14 Broadway Season, beginning in November. The series opens “Memphis,” the 1950s tale of a young white DJ who falls in love with rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. The musical runs on Nov. 5-6. On Jan. 13-14, the hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins takes the stage, as “Million Dollar Quartet” arrives in town. Music jumps ahead a few decades to the 1980s on March 25-26, when “Rock of Ages” brings its classic hair metal melodies to The Carson Center. The season concludes on May 8-9 with “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy bringing the lives of the famed television

and movie characters to life. Series subscriptions are on sale now and range from $102 to $214, depending on choice of shows and seating. To

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Radio for the community, by the community Local funding, volunteers key for WDBX about 90 percent community and 10 percent To listen to the station, tune the dial to 91.1 FM. For radio,” said Station Manager Dave Armstrong. more information on WDBX “We’re trying to provide or its Spring Membership the opportunity for Drive, which runs through Southern Illinoisans to have a voice in the media.” April 28, visit wdbx.org or The ability to continue call 618-529-5900. accomplishing that goal, BY ADAM TESTA Armstrong said, is to raise THE SOUTHERN the capital to keep the station operational and to oused in a moderate- improve its capabilities. sized non-descript WDBX is currently in the building on the city’s middle of its Spring north side is one of the Membership Drive, with a local arts’ prized treasures, goal of $13,000. an outlet for the That money will help community to express cover basic operational themselves to the masses, expenses for most of the 24 hours a day, seven days a season, as well as help fund week. projects like the At any given time, about development of a second 100 volunteers and one studio at the station. paid staff member keep Station B, as it’s been WDBX on the air and filled named, will create a space with a blend of unique where musicians can content, from musically perform live on air and also themed showcases to gives the volunteer staff a political discussions and second studio for even local sports. Off the production work. airwaves and on, the cast of “That’s what we characters bond through envision,” Armstrong said. their experiences, “We’ll be able to go live internally and externally from either studio.” with listeners in the public. In order to make it “Community radio is happen, there are

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Deejay Curtis Conley talks with Dave Armstrong inside the studio at WDBX radio station Tuesday in Carbondale.

improvements and repairs that will need to be made to the studio’s infrastructure. A few years ago, the station was hit by a bad lightning strike, which caused some damage. Repairs have been being made slowly since then, but there’s still work to do. The studio expansion is only one of many ongoing projects at WDBX. Courtesy donations from Morris Library at SIU and P Mac Music, WDBX has been able to establish an Opera Lending Library, allowing the community to check out dozens of different opera records. The station has also made a conscious effort to expand coverage to serve more of Southern Illinois, including sport events, benefits and public service announcements and opportunities. They have lately been aiding in broadcasting Carbondale High School sporting events.

“We’re always trying to expand what we can do here,” Armstrong said. “We’re trying to reach out in several ways.” Plans are in place to add a generator, which would allow the station to remain on air and provide updates and information during disasters. As it stands, WDBX produces more than 80 original radio programs weekly, each bringing something a little different to the table. That diversity and the community are what the station prides itself on, Armstrong said. In a world where so much of the media has corporate backing or ownership, community radio offers a different take. “We try to break that mold,” Armstrong said. “We try to create a space of the public on the airwaves.” adam.testa@thesouthern.com 618-351-5031

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Choir: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Shryock Auditorium, SIU; SIU Concert Choir, Choral Union and Wind Ensemble; music set to the poetry of Walt Whitman; $12/$6; SouthernTicketsOnline.com; 618-453-6000 Best of the 50’s and 60’s: 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St.; presented by Vanessa Holloway, Joey Johnson, and Jessica Hall; dress in 50’s, 60’s style; dinner of hamburgers with root beer or coke floats; Mary Ann Barnett will perform oldies but goodies on the keyboard during dinner; $20; 904-625-1109 Shawnee Hills Music Jamboree: Features Steve Hornbeak and The Main Street Players. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St.; music includes bluegrass, gospel, country, classic pop; advance, $10; at the door, $12; 618-697-0009; vabchlee@gmail.com; 904625-1109 Southern Illinois Flute Choir: Spring concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., Carbondale; free

Folk Music and Folk Tales: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, CE Brehm Memorial Public Library, 101 S. 7th St. Mount Vernon; Adam Miller, autoharpist, will present a concert and folktale presentation, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29; 618-2426322 SISO Two Brothers: Presented by the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Shryock Auditorium, SIU; $20/$8; orchestral depiction of the turning points of the Civil War: www.southern ticketsonline.com; 618-4536000

Recitals Rend Lake College Student Recital: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Rend Lake College, 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina; free; 618-437-5321; www.rlc.edu TESSI recital: Talent Education School of Southern Illinois, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21, Carbondale Civic Center, room 108; performers, age 4-adult; vocal piano and guitar solos; free; refreshments; 618-4576300

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Guitarist Rich Fabec keeps busy with number of appearances, including upcoming local shows of Anna doesn’t have that problem. His phone is COUNTRY ringing off the hook all day SCENE long, just the way he likes it. Vince Hoffard “How can I complain? I get to make a living playing music,” the othing gives a 44-year-old said. musician an inferiority Fabec recently became complex quicker than a the newest member of phone that doesn’t ring. long-time area band The An ambitious picker Egyptian Combo, which practices relentlessly until had a national hit in 1964 he feels raw perfection has with “Gale Winds.” been achieved, then takes A few months earlier, he advantage of every agreed to join Steve opportunity to play in Hornbeak and The Main public. The word spreads Street Players, a music quickly about his variety show that touches proficiency level. He waits all genres. A native of for audition offers, but his Tamms, Hornbeak is a self-esteem takes a keyboardist that has devastating jolt when no worked with Faith Hill, one calls. John Michael Montgomery Guitar master Rich Fabec and Lee Greenwood.

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“I’m the hardest working guitarist in Southern Illinois,” Fabec said. “I get lots of calls because I’m able to play a lot of different styles and do it convincingly. I don’t learn a song just well enough to get by; I pour my heart and soul into everything I do. I’ve got an easy-going attitude and I’m willing to work hard. My mindset is let’s work together and make it sound great.” Fabec’s main focus, however, is with the powerhouse Rich Fabec Band, a three-piece outfit that plays a blistering array of blues, roadhouse country, redneck Southern rock and monster jams. Frequently, they mesh two styles to create a refreshing new sound.

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Fabec has released three independent albums with the band, including the most recent effort, “RFB3.” “Our first two albums sold pretty well. We even sold a few in Europe,” Fabec said. “The latest album has done amazingly well. We’ve sold copies in Poland, Russia and Australia. To think that music recorded in Anna, Ill., reaches people halfway around the world is mind blowing.” The trio is comprised of bass guitarist Phil Carstens of Marion, drummer Eric Woolard of Wolf Lake and Fabec. Artists influencing the band are blues superstars Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Cream and the Allman Brothers. Fabec can flawlessly cover material made famous by Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and ZZ Top’s Bill Gibbons. Fabec said fans are attracted to the uniqueness of the band. “We are not your standard blues band. We color outside the lines of what blues really is,” Fabec confessed. “We throw quite a few curve balls during the

night. We might take a classic blues song and mix in a Black Sabbath run in the middle or a Rush riff at the end. We like to mix it up.” The Rich Fabec Band will be playing HerrinFesta Italiana at 7 p.m. on May 24, followed by Cache River at 8:15 p.m. The two local groups will serve as the opening act for classic rock headliner The Guess Who. “We are so excited to part of HerrinFesta. The tradition of the event is awesome,” Fabec said. “I’ve heard musicians say the size of a crowd doesn’t matter to them, but I get pumped up when I look out and see 5,000 screaming fans. It makes you want to crank it up to the next level.” Big shows are nothing new to this act. They appear annually at the Blues, Bikes & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville, Ark. Fabec said fate brought him to Union County and his faith kept him there. Raised just outside of Pittsburgh, Fabec earned a Jazz Master Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music in

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Secondary Modern concert Barbershop choruses headlines Record Store Day presenting annual concert CARBONDALE — Plaza Records will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20, with special giveaways and an evening concert performance featuring Secondary Modern. Record Store Day is the biggest day for the year for independent record stores, said Plaza’s David Brown. The store will be giving away LPs, a record player and more. They encourage people to celebrate the media by even just stopping in the store and checking out its inventory, including several limited edition vinyl releases coming out Saturday. The store will open at 10 a.m. At 9 p.m., Plaza Records will sponsor a Secondary Modern concert at the Big Muddy Independent Media Center, 214 N. Washington St. The band will play the Beatles’ “Help” album in its entirety. The event is free and open to audiences of all ages. Flowers of Evil will open the concert. — Adam Testa

HERRIN — The Little Egypt Barbershop Chorus presents its annual show on Saturday, April 20, at the Herrin Civic Center, 101 S. 16th St. This year’s event will be themed “It’s a Great Day for the Irish” and will feature guest stars LunchBreak, who place 11th in the International Barbershop Convention in 2010. The group began singing together in 2007 as a way to fill a lunch break hour at work. They combine humor, energy and harmony to entertain audiences of all ages. Their repertoire includes barbershop, jazz, gospel and folk-hiphop-fusion. Performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Matinee tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children. Evening tickets are $18 for general admission and $16 for seniors. They can be purchased from chorus members, the Bank of Carbondale or online at www.ticketleap.com. — Adam Testa

Locally Grown Music Festival set for April 21 CARBONDALE — Carbondale New School is hosting its third annual Locally Grown Music Festival on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The event, which takes place from 2 to 6 p.m., will be at Rustle Hill Winery, south of Murphysboro on Illinois 127. Musical acts include the Swamp Tigers, the Pirouettes, Tom Connelly and Mark Stoffel and The Merchant Men. There is no charge, and for $10 children can be a wristband for activities such as mini-golf, an inflatable obstacle course, chess games, face painting and tie dye. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event go to support Carbondale New School, a tuition-supported, not-for-profit school for students in pre-K to 8th grade. Rain date will be Sunday, April 28. For more information, call 618-457-4765. — The Southern

Concerts Southern Illinois SI Civic Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Shryock Auditorium, SIU, Carbondale; $12/$6; www.southerntickets online.com; 618-453-6000 Steak ‘N Jazz: Friday, April 19, Murphysboro; dinner, 5:30 p.m., Davis McCann Center, 15 N. 14th St., Murphysboro and concert, 7 p.m., $12; concert only, $6; 618-684-3041, ext. 2224 Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show: Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20, Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Mount Vernon; $12/$22; three-day pass, $45; opening ceremonies, 11 a.m., Thursday; doors open, 10 a.m. April 19-20; southernillinoisproductions.org It’s a Great Day for the Irish: Music by The Little Egypt Chorus with guest quartet, LunchBreak, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Herrin Civic Center, Herrin; $10-$18; www.ticketleap.com A Night of Cabaret: Songs of the Silver Screen, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, The Annex Coffee and Deli, 220 N. Park Ave., Herrin; $10; 618-942-3354

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Andrew Calhoun: 8 p.m. Friday, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front St., Cobden; www.yellowmooncafe.com; 618-893-2233 Whisky Tongue: 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Red Corner, Fat Patties, 611 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale; 618-529-3287

Wineries FRIDAY Adam Williams: 6-9 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Hollerboys: 7-10 p.m. Walker’s Bluff SATURDAY Elliott Ranney: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard Rip Lee Pryor: 3-6 p.m. Walker’s Bluff King Juba: 3-7 p.m. Starview Wooden Ships: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Von Jakob Winery & Brewery Larry Dillard Blues Therapy: 4-8 p.m. The Bluffs Eastwood Frisch: 7-10 p.m. Walker’s Bluff SUNDAY Beattie Rhodes: 2-5 p.m.

Blue Sky Vineyard Marty Davis Blues: 3-7 p.m. The Bluffs; Crimson Express fundraiser Dirtwater Fox: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Von Jakob Winery & Brewery FIND THEM HERE Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda Rustle Hill Winery, U.S. 51, Cobden StarView Vineyards, 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden Von Jakob Winery & Brewery, 230 Illinois 127, Alto Pass Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Road, Carterville

BENTON J Dee’s Connection:: Bobby Orr and the Crossroads Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE Hangar 9: AfroZep w/Chatsworth & Dupree PK’s: The Tim Whiteford Band The Grotto Lounge/Newell House: Coulter, Goot and Wall, 7-10 p.m. Tres Hombres: Deep Fried Five, 10 p.m. MARION Williamson County Fairground Hanna Building: Big Lake Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: The Whistle Pigs w/Honky Suckle Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Brushfire PK’s: Uncle Shifty Tres Hombres: Fiddlerick, 5-8 p.m.; The Jewels, 10 p.m. HERRIN N-Kahootz Night Club: Ten Story, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. INA Ina Community Building:

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Pimps, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Marion American Legion: Danny and The Dreamers Eagles: White Lightnin’, 7-11 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: As Time Goes By Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Zone Lounge: Mockingbird Hill WHITE ASH Scarlett’s Music Barn: Swing N Country Dance Band, 7-9:30 p.m.

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Directions & Digits 14th Street Saloon: 1017 N. 14th St., Murphysboro 618-684-9338 20’s Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion 618-997-8325 Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-303-5266 Elkville: Elkville Civic Center, 405 S. 6th St., Elkville 618-201-1753 Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-549-0511 J Dee’s Connection: 0215 E. Main St., Benton John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-997-2909 Key West: 1108 W. Main St., Carbondale 618-351-5998 Lion’s Cave: South Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4888 Mack’s Lake of Egypt Marina: 12024 Laguna Drive, Lake of Egypt Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Marion 618-997-6168 Marion Eagles: Russell and Longstreet Roads, Marion 618-993-6300 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard St., Marion 618-922-7853 N-Kahootz Night Club: 115 W. Cherry St., Herrin 618-942-9345 Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4676 Pinch Penny Pub/Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale 618-549-3348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618529-1124 Scarlett’s Music Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash 618-997-4979 Steeleville American Legion: 303 S. Chester St., Steeleville 618-965-3362 The Grotto Lounge/Newell House: 201 E. Main St., Carbondale 618-649-6400 The Zone Lounge: 14711 Illinois 37, Whittington 618-629-2039 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-993-3035 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort 618-937-3718 Williamson County Fairground Hanna Building: Fair and Main streets, Marion 618-917-5230


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Bailey, 1008 Walnut St., Murphysboro; hours, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday; through May 31 Paulette Aronson and Friends: anthill gallery, 102 N. Front St., Cobden; uses castoffs from the world around her to create; through June 2; hours, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday and Wednesday; noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday www.anthillgallery.com Tom Bell: Luna Gallery, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front St., Cobden; Bell; through June 2; www.anthillgallery.com

Receptions Rudy Faulkner: Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, University Museum, SIU; glass; graduate student exhibit; through April 27; www.museum.siu.edu; 618453-5388 Brenda Suromi-Aravjo: Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, University Museum, SIU; paintings; graduate student exhibit; through April 27; www.museum.siu.edu; 618-453-5388

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Photo exhibit explores early tours of Shawnee National Forest HARRISBURG — The Shawnee National Forest Headquarters is hosting a special photography exhibit prepared by Charles H. Hammond and focused on Southern Illinois’ historic Ozark Tours. The Tours were the brainchild of Oscar Trigg, a newspaper editor who was very vocal in his insistence the region needed a national forest. In 1931, he developed an idea to highlight the region’s potential for tourism and called upon friends, family and local dignitaries and politicians to participate in a three-day campout across Southern Illinois. The first trip began on

July 27, 1931, with 20 men in the back of a flat-bed truck. They visited places like Stonefort, Jackson Hollow, Bell Smith Springs and Cave-InRock, among others. Trigg made daily and hourly journal entries for each year’s tour and always had a camera with him. The tours continued annually until he died in 1949 and occurred intermittently afterward. The exhibit can be viewed at the Shawnee National Forest headquarters, 50 Illinois 145 South, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 618253-7114. — Adam Testa

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‘Oblivion’ has the whiff of the overly familiar Oblivion **1/2

He has dreams of a woman he can’t quite place, is prone to insubordination and reveries when he stumbles across the ruins of the stadium where the last Super Bowl was played. Tumbling into the buried remains of a great library, he picks up a book, Lord Macaulay’s heroic poems about Rome — “How can man die better than facing fearful odds?” Perhaps Jack is remembering his “Top Gun” past. He sneaks off to the seas for fusion energy his cabin in a forested for the human colony on corner of the planet, Jupiter’s moon, Titan. listening to Led Zeppelin Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) records and fantasizing a is one of “the mop-up life there. If only Victoria crew” who keeps the would go rogue and visit drones that protect the the surface with him. ocean reactors running on And that’s when a space this drying planet, drones ship crashes and the the Scavengers keep woman he rescues (Olga shooting down. He’s got a Kurylenko) turns out to be partner, Victoria (Andrea the woman from his Riseborough), who dreams. Whatever made monitors his work from the sense about his world, his control tower they live in, past and his mission goes and a smiling, drawling no- right out the window. nonsense “Mission The action beats involve Control” boss (a shootouts with Scavengers disembodied Melissa Leo) and epic chases involving up on Tet. But Jack has drones, which are depicted little memory of what as heartless killing Earth used to be like. machines that take humanity out of the equation of war. It’s not giving too much away to say that Morgan Freeman pops up and presents further moral quandaries. Cruise is more effective than empathetic in the lead role, Kurylenko is still a pretty (and pretty bland) screen presence, and the humorless Kosinski is still a filmmaker who could use a vigorous edit in the script stage. That makes “Oblivion” exactly the sort of sci-fi film one would expect in April — epic and often exciting, but too familiar and too bland to cut it as a summer release.

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in “Inception,” with him. That doesn’t make Science fiction is one “Oblivion” a bad movie, film genre that seems to just a familiar one — wear its ancestors, the generic. films that inspired it or, Decades from now, we less charitably, that it see a depopulated post“borrowed” from, with apocalyptic Earth, where pride. the moon is but a debris Thus, “Oblivion” has field in the night sky. The “Scavengers” who dress humans have fought and like Sand People from “Star won a war against the Wars”; round, red-eyed invading Scavengers but killer drones from “2001” lost the planet in the and “Robocop”; a finale process. The A-bombs, from “Independence Day” earthquakes and tsunamis and a director from “TRON rendered it almost Legacy.” unlivable. And surviving And Joseph Kosinski Scavengers fight on, brought his blatting interfering with the efforts synthetic tubas score, used of those on the gigantic in the original “TRON” and space station, Tet, to drain

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