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Top 20 Restaurant of the Week: Midland Inn MURPHYSBORO — At Midland Inn, you’ll find a wide variety of menu items to satisfy your hunger but you won’t find a room for the night, despite what the business’ name may imply. “We get people who call for rooms; we don’t have any rooms,” said a smiling Dominic Calafetti, who, along with his father, Dennis, operates the restaurant at the intersection of Old Illinois 13 and Country Club Road. “My dad bought the place in 1967,” Calafetti said. “It was named ‘Midland Inn’ when he bought it.” At that time, the business was a tavern only. The Calafetti’s added food to the offerings in 1989. While he is not sure of the name’s origin, Calafetti believes “it has something to do with it being halfway between Carbondale and Murphysboro. It’s kind of a half-way point.” Calafetti describes the atmosphere as pretty laid back at the casual, familyrun restaurant. Midland Inn features a

number of specials throughout the week, including all-you-can-eat St. Louis-style ribs, Mexican food and crab legs, to name a few. The restaurant also boasts one of the best Margaritas in Southern Illinois. Midland Inn also features three separate dining areas and an outdoor patio capable of accommodating large parties, which seems to be a common occurrence at Midland Inn. Like many area restaurants, barbecue is a big part of their business. Calafetti, who went to culinary school in St. Louis, learned to cook ribs from friends in the area involved in establishing the barbecue cook-off in Murphysboro. “We do a sliced barbecue; most people do a pulled barbecue,” Calafetti said. “And, we’ve been told we have very good ribs. Our all-youcan-eat ribs on Monday night have really taken off well.” Recently, a new menu item was added as well — grilled quail. This has been a requested item

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Buy one entrée and get one free at this restaurant and other featured restaurants across Southern Illinois with the 2011 Top 20 Dining Card. Purchase them at The Southern’s office at 710 N.Illinois Ave.in Carbondale,call 618-529-5454 or online at www.thesouthern.com/top20.Cards are $20.

DETAILS Who: Midland Inn What: Steaks, seafood, ribs, Mexican cuisine Where: 7570 Old Highway 13, Murphysboro Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; bar open until 2 a.m. most weekdays and 11 p.m. on Sundays Phone: 618-529-9133 and is only available on Friday and Saturday nights and, as far as they know, only at Midland Inn. Business has been pretty good, even with concerns about the overall economy, according to Calafetti. Because of Midland Inn’s location, a lot of business comes in from the Shawnee Hills wine trail and their proximity to the country club and other destinations help make Midland Inn a busy place most of the time. You’ll

often see large tables occupied by entire families enjoying dinner together. “People want value,” Calafetti said. “They are busy this time of year with ball games, and both parents working.” Guests of Midland Inn will certainly receive a good value, and a good meal, at Midland Inn. Be sure to stop in and see what has kept people coming back — and bringing friends — for well over 40 years.

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Teaching about the environment using puppets Stage play with environmental message; 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4; The Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah; tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students 18 and younger and can be purchased by calling 270-450-4444 or at www.thecarsoncenter.org

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Quilter’s Society puts on show PADUCAH — Nearly 400 quilters are vying for $120,000 in case awards during this weekend’s 27th annual American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest. The event, which began earlier this week, continues through Saturday, April 30. Today’s events include an autograph party from 5 to 7 p.m. and a live auction from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National Quilt Museum.

‘The Man Who Planted Trees’

An evening of entertainment with Ricky Tims is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Carson Center. The Merchant Mall features more than 350 vendor booths offering supplies and gifts. The show runs today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission at the door is $9 for AQS members and $11 for nonmembers. — Adam Testa

Paducah plans home, gallery tours

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PADUCAH — Richard Medrington hopes people will walk away from “The Man Who Planted Trees” with a new ecological outlook. The stage play, based on French author Jean Giono’s novel, uses puppets to tell the story of a shepherd who discovers a barren, desolate area while hiking in the mountains. He meets another shepherd, who after being widowed decided to grow a forest in the area, one tree at a time. The shepherds’ story continues to unfold through the course of 40 years, and eventually, water and life begin to return to the region. Viewers, and the protagonist, come to realize one man’s work can make a real difference in the world. “It’s an ecological message, but it’s a hopeful one,” said Medrington, a member of the Puppet State Theatre Company. “It’s not one that sends you off discouraged.” Medrington assumes the role of the main storyteller, while his fellow company members operate the puppets and lead most of the stage action. The small

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Members of the Puppet State Theatre Company will perform ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Carson Center in Paducah.

company developed the show in Edinburgh, Scotland, about five years ago and has performed it more than 1,000 times. Spending three months on the creative process, the group set out with a simple goal in mind: To preserve as much of the original story as possible. One change incorporated was the expansion of the role of the play’s canine component, the English sheep dog accompanying the shepherd on his task. The troupe’s diligence did not go unnoticed. Last year, they had the opportunity to perform the show for Giono’s granddaughter in New York. She said she appreciated the tribute to her grandfather and was very pleased with the production as a whole. “It’s our take on the story, but we’ve tried to stay faithful to the story because it’s such a beautiful one,” Medrington said. Since debuting the

show in Scotland, Medrington and his partners have been able to share the story with audiences across the globe. They first toured the United States about two and a half years ago and have since returned multiple times, performing from coast to coast. With other stops throughout Europe, South America and Australia, the company has become accustomed to world travel. Currently, the members are embarking on a four-month tour of the United States and Canada. They will make a stop in Paducah next week. Medrington said the show is appropriate for children older than 7 and is very family friendly. He encourages local residents to join him on what has been an amazing journey. “We didn’t really think about it,” he said of finding success. “We did it for a festival and

thought we’d see where it went from there. It’s been a pleasant surprise.” adam.testa@thesouthern.com 618-351-5031

PADUCAH — Visitors are invited to participate in the annual Lower Town Home and Gallery Tour, hosted in conjunction with the American Quilters Society Quilt Show. The tours are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30. More than a dozen homes and galleries will be featured,

which is open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Lower Town Neighborhood Association and scholarships to the Paducah School of Art. Tickets are $10 each and include both days. They will be available at the Texaco Station at the corner of North Seventh Street and at Bryerpatch Studio, 502 N. Fifth St.

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Wear Your Derby Finest! Prizes for Best Derby Attire Awarded at 4:30 Ladies: Most Spectacular Hat • Gents: Most Distinguished Attire Blue Sky Gift Certificates - 1st Place = $150 • 2nd Place = $100 • 3rd Place = $50

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Saturday 5/14: King Juba followed by Black Magic Johnson Sunday 5/15: Deep Fried Rhythm & Blues featuring Mike Aguirre followed by Ms. Dahn & The Misters Variety Band. Local Artisans • Sam the Balloon Man 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. Makanda • 618-995-WINE www.blueskyvineyard.com Mon.-Thur. 10:00-6:30 • Fri. 10:00-Sunset • Sat. 10:00-7:30 • Sun. 12-7:00

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Jennifer Pritchett; signups, 6:30 p.m. Friday for Bocce Ball The Adventures of a Common Tournament; $10 fee Friday Man: Book signing by Edmond P. includes duck to enter in Duck DeRousse, 4-6 p.m. Saturday April Race set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 30, Longbranch Coffeehouse, 100 at the winery with music by Jade E. Jackson St., Carbondale; www. Sanders; proceeds to cancer acommonman.tatepublishing.net. patients; 618-967-9528 or www.bellaterrawinery.com. Classes Southern Illinois Dance Company spring concert: Student Center Craft Shop: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 and Variety of crafts and classes 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Pulliam offered, SIUC; 618-453-3636, Hall’s Furr Auditorium, SIUC; www.siucstudentcenter.org $8/$4. Trivia Night: Elverado Little Comedy League trivia night fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Elkville The Carbondale Comedians: Park Pavilion; $100 per table of six Stand-up comedy, 9-11 p.m. to eight players; cash prizes; bring Wednesday, Station No. 13, 2400 W. Main St., Carbondale; attached food and snacks; refreshments will be sold; 618-568-1277 or to the old Royal Plaza Inn; 618-521-6258 for reservations. 618-529-2424 Celebrity Waiter Gala: Reception, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Events April 30, Rend Lake Resort, Whittington; dinner and Friday Night Fair: 6-9 p.m. entertainment, 6:30 p.m.; Friday nights, Town Square Pavillion, Carbondale; music, food, features celebrity waiters crafts; through Oct. 28; 618-529- including former American Idol contestant Nathan Herron; 5044 or www.carbondalemain proceeds to the Williamson street.com. County Child Advocacy Center; Quilt Show 2011: Thursday, 618-942-3800. April 28-Saturday, April 30, Model Railroad Show: 11 a.m.Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center; special hours 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Benton Civic Center; sponsored by the at National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St., Paducah; 270-442- Southern Illinois Train Club; adults, $3; younger than 12, free; 8856; info@quiltmuseum.org; 573-335-1954. www.americanquilter.com or Shawnee Hills Poetry Festival: www.quiltmuseum.org. Can We Talk:? Poetry workshop 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St.; open hosted by Fog Gilbert, 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 29, Anna Arts Center, readings; meeting of Illinois State 125 W. Davie St.; part of Shawnee Poetry Society; bring poetry to share; register at 618-697Hills Writers Conference; events 6285. Saturday include Poetry Party, Pick of the Vine Benefit: 10 a.m., writing workshop, 11 a.m. and short story workshop, 1 p.m., Starts 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, all on Saturday, April 30; 618-697- Rustle Hill Winery, 8595 U.S. 51 North, Cobden; music, food and 6285. wine; proceeds to the FowlerCASA Gala 2011: Friday, April 29, Benton Civic Center; dinner is Bonan Foundation’s Clothes for included with entertainment that Kids; music by Outlaw Joe C Wails, noon-2 p.m.; Slappin Henry Blue features songs from Grease, Bad with Tawl Paul, 2-5 p.m. and The to the Bone, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 Cache River Band, 6-9 p.m.; and Sweet Child of Mine starring Rep. John Bradley; doors open at auction, 5 p.m.; admission, $5 per car; 618-893-2700 or 5:30 p.m.; proceeds to CASA of www.rustlehillwinery.com. Franklin County; tchambers@ Makanda Spring Fest: 11 a.m.activist.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May Duck Bash: Friday, April 29, Bella Terra Winery, Parker City 7-8, downtown Makanda; art, music, food; 800-248-4373 or Road, Tunnel Hill; music by www.villageofmakanda.com. Remedy featuring lead singer

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History Raid on Prairie du Rocher: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, Creole House, Prairie du Rocher; free; re-enactment of April 6, 1864, skirmish between Confederate and Union troops in Randolph County; 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; food; barbecue competition May 1; www.illinoiscivilwar150.org . Charlie Birger program: Things Are Not as They Seem, 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, Marion Carnegie Library; local historian Jim Smith will present a program on the life of the local outlaw; 618-993-5935.

Theater/Performance Guys and Dolls: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday April 28-30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Sparta Community Playhouse, Showtime Cinema complex, Sparta; presented by Sparta High School; $8/$6; 618-967-8985. Macbeth: 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, April 28-30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, McLeod Theater, Communications Building, SIUC; $16-$6; free lecture by Lue Morgan Douthit, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 618-453-6000 or SouthernTicketsOnline.com. Anything Goes: Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, O’Neill Auditorium, John A. Logan College, Carterville; directed by Nathan D. Arnett; $12/$5; 618-985-3741. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Presented by Cobden High School, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, Varsity Theater, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; $8; SouthernTicketsOnline.com. The Man Who Planted Trees; 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, The Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah; $15/$7.50; 270-4504444, www.thecarsoncenter.org.

Workshop Shakespeare Workshop: Registration open for the Stone Soup Shakespeare’s workshops May 14, 15, 20, 21, Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave, Carbondale; for adults and children; $25/$10; stageco@summitstudies.com.

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Dance Company plans spring performances CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois Dance Company’s annual spring concert brings a variety of dance styles to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus in two presentations this weekend. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Both are in Pulliam Hall’s Furr Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens and $4 for children 15 years old and younger. You can buy tickets in advance at the Student Center Ticket Office or at the door. This year’s spring concert is the

premier of SIDC’s collaboration with composer Andrew Hannon of St. Louis. Students and faculty have been involved in the choreography and students will perform. The production layers edgy, avant-garde music with the spoken word, making it both exciting and challenging to work with, according to Donna Wilson, artistic director of SIDC and associate professor of kinesiology at SIUC. The show also features jazz and modern pieces. The dance concert includes a variety of musical styles, flavors, and themes appealing to all audiences, Wilson said. — SIUC University Communications

Shawnee Hills Writers Conference set for this weekend ANNA — Poetry will take priority this weekend, as the Anna Arts Center hosts the Shawnee Hills Writers Conference. Kenneth “Fog” Gilbert, a John A. Logan College English professor, returns by special request to host, “Can We Talk?,” a poetry workshop, from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 29. The event continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, with a poetry party for ages 4 through adults. Instructors will share a wide variety of hands-on activities for stimulating creativity and play with words. At 11 a.m., author Cheryl Wyatt will lead a workshop on writing and selling historical romance

fiction. From 1 to 2 p.m., author Doyle Vines will share “Writing to Please Yourself,” a workshop on writing and publishing short stories. Sunday marks the end of the conference with the fourth annual Shawnee Hills Poetry Festival and a meeting of the Illinois Poetry Society’s Southern Chapter, based out of the Anna Arts Center. Local poets are encouraged to bring between eight and 10 copies of their work for critique. These events last from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration is advised and can be done by calling 618-697-6285. All events will take place at the Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St. — Adam Testa

Bella Terra Winery hosting second annual duck bash, races CREAL SPRINGS — Bella Terra Winery will host the second annual Duck Bash and Duck Race this weekend. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, with the bash. Tickets are $10 each and include a concert by the band Remedy with lead singer Jennifer Pritchett and a bocce ball tournament at 7:30 p.m. Admission also includes a duck to enter in Sunday’s race. That part of the event will begin with lunch at noon. A fish fry

meal will be available for $10, while a hot dog meal option is also available for $5. Music will be provided by Jade Sanders, and karaoke will be available. Events include an egg toss, sack race, water balloon toss and more will begin at 1 p.m. with trophies for all ages. A blessing of the bikes is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with the duck races following at 2 and 3 p.m. All events will take place at the winery, 755 Parker City Road. — Adam Testa


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Morris Library to host ‘Woodblock Woodstock’ CARBONDALE — A celebration of the art of wood block printing is coming to Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Woodblock Woodstock, an exhibit and series of special events from Morris Library Special Collections and the SIUC Printmaking program in the School of Art and Design, culminates with a Drive by Press happening today, April 28.

Joseph Velasquez will bring the totally mobile, printmaking operation to the library. Ryan O’Malley will join Velasquez as he brings a 600-pound, 14th-centurystyle printmaking machine to campus and shares the history. Velasquez and O’Malley will offer details about the history of printmaking from the 14th century until today and talk with visitors about the art that is printmaking

during a 10 a.m. lecture today, April 28, at the John C. Guyon Auditorium. There’s no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. Then, the exhibition moves outside the library from 1 to 4 p.m. While at SIUC, Velasquez and O’Malley will demonstrate how to make a woodblock and then they’ll show how to create single-color woodblock prints. — SIUC University Communications

Photo project benefits students and three counties CARBONDALE — Sometimes the treasures found in Southern Illinois are easily recognizable, while at times, it takes a keen eye to ferret them out. For a second year, students in two Southern Illinois University Carbondale classes are working to preserve not only the region’s wellknown features, but also preserve

images that highlight Southern Illinois’ rich history. Photography professor Daniel Overturf plans an exhibition that showcases students’ work featuring cultural and natural sites in Alexander, Johnson and Pulaski counties. The exhibition, “Land Between the Rivers,” is Saturday, April 30.

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Times and locations for the three separate exhibitions are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thebes Courthouse in Thebes, noon to 3 p.m. at the Grand Chain Lodge in Grand Chain and 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shawnee Winery in Vienna. Admission to all of the exhibitions is free, and the public is invited.

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Celebrities become waiters at fundraiser WHITTINGTON — Public officials like state Sen. John Bradley and Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick live to serve the public, but at Saturday’s Child Advocacy Center benefit gala, that word will take on a different connotation. Bradley and Vick are two of the celebrity waiters who will serve a meal prepared by Rend Lake Resort Chef Tommy Tucker to guests at the event. Other members of the wait staff include Dan Kay of the attorney general’s office, local musicians Dave Clark and Eli Tellor, Stan Diggs of the Illinois State Police and former American Idol contestant Nathan Herron. The event will also feature a performance by Tellor and a silent auction. Those participating will also accept challenges from the crowd to raise money. The gala begins with a wine reception sponsored by Pheasant Hollow Winery at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Rend Lake Resort. Dinner and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. — Adam Testa

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200 Broadway St., Paducah; fiber used as the primary medium; through April Lower Town Home and Gallery Tour: 30; 270-442-2453; www.theyeiser. 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 29 and 2-5 p.m. org. Saturday, April 30, Paducah; hosted in Mudd and Junk - Art by Bonnie and conjunction with the American Quilters Bill Shileny: anthill gallery & vintage Society Quilt Show; $10 includes both curiosities, 102 N. Front St., Cobden; days; tickets available at the Texaco refreshments; raku and horsehair Station, corner of North Seventh Street pottery; artistic welding; hours, noonand at Bryerpatch Studio, 502 N. Fifth 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.St. 6 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Quilt Show and Luncheon: 10 a.m. Sunday; through April 30; anthill Saturday, April 30, Golden Circle Senior gallery@gmail.com or 618-457-7641 Citizen’s Center, Golconda; features A Parade of Quilts: Southern Illinois quilter Turlei Lievers of Pope County; Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake, north lunch, noon; $12; reserve at 618-683of Benton; varied display of unique art 6246. quilts created by members of the Illinois Land Between the Rivers: Photo Artisans Program; both traditional and exhibit by SIUC students, Saturday, April modern designs; through Sept. 15; 30; three separate exhibitions, 10 a.m.- 618-629-2220. 1 p.m., Thebes Courthouse, Thebes; Civil War Era Quilts: Southern Illinois noon-3 p.m., Grand Chain Lodge and Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake, north 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Winery, Vienna; of Benton; includes a quilt from Anna free. whose fabrics include both Union and Unhinged: Southeastern Illinois Confederate uniforms, said to be the College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg; sons of the maker; an album quilt made work of SIC students; see artwork by a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln and during intermission of 2 p.m. Sunday, quilts made by mothers and sisters of May 1 choral concert; $5 for both soldiers; exit 77 off of Interstate 57; events; 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or hours, 9-5 p.m. daily; free; through 2487. Sept. 30; 618-629-2220. Down On The Farm: Memories of Not That Long Ago, Logan Museum, 1613 Exhibits Edith St., Murphysboro; through SIU Women’s Club Painting Interest mid-November; 618-303-0569 or Group: Central Showcase at Realty johnaloganmuseum@globaleyes.net. Central, 1825 Murdale Shopping Center, Carbondale; variety of works; Receptions hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; through June Hookers, Lookers and Hot Mamas: 4. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, Fantastic Fibers: Yeiser Art Center, Little Egypt Arts Centre, Marion,

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downtown square; includes artistic rug hookings, quilts, handmade bags, wall hangings and sewn bowls, artwork featuring quilt paintings and fiber based quilt collages; through April 30; allencarstens@frontier.com or 618-9970421; www.littleegyptarts.com A New Twist on Tradition: Reception, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake, north of Benton; quilt artists who have reinterpreted traditional quilt patterns into a unique vision include Gail Baar, Rod Butterfield, Sharon DeLaCruz, Sherrie Grob, Deborah Fell, Robin Haller, Marie Samuel, Sue Spurlock, Ruth Stegmeyer, Susan Swisher, Laura Wasilowski and Sandra Werlich; through Aug. 21; 618-6292220. A Joyful Journey: By Jerry Oliver, Harrisburg District Library, 2 W. Walnut St.; hours, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1- 5 p.m., Sunday: reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1; through June 4. Aesthetic Reflections Exhibit: Reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, The Varsity Center For the Arts, Carbondale; exhibit, April 30-May 13; students from Philosophy & Theories of Art Education, Art & Design 308, SIUC; 618-457-5100.

TO SEE MORE: For a comprehensive list, including exhibits that have been up for a while, go to www.flipsideonline.com.

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Jazz concert set for this weekend in Murphysboro MURPHYSBORO — Four jazz groups will come together for a special outdoor concert event this weekend at the Murphysboro Middle School auditorium. The Murphysboro High School Jazz Band and Middle School Jazz Ensemble will perform alongside the Sesser-Valier Jazz Band and the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Studio Jazz Orchestra from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $12 and include a barbecue sandwich, sides, a drink and the concert. For those not wanting food, tickets will be $2. — Adam Testa

Apples and Hand Grenades headline Liberty Theater concert this weekend MURPHYSBORO — Du Quoin-based Apples and Hand Grenades will headline a concert at the historic Liberty Theater this weekend. The up-and-coming grunge and Americana band has been playing across Southern Illinois since 2009 and have been signed to Apterous Records. The band plays a mix of cover songs and original material. The members have been influenced by genres ranging from early 1990s grunge and punk rock to Americana and acoustic rock. A typical stage setting includes lamps, candles, end tables and throw rugs, giving it a very living room-type atmosphere. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Michael Deponai and Legends Never Die will also perform. — Adam Testa

Rich Fabec Band releases third album CARTERVILLE — The Rich Fabec Band will host a CD release party for its third album, “RFB 3,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Walker’s Bluff. The new album contains 12 tracks of new, original music. “It took a long time to make this CD, but it was worth it,” Fabec said. “There were a few false starts along the way — band members quitting, stolen gear, lots of insanity — but that is what makes great music and blues, I guess. “I don’t think I want every CD to go like this, but you can’t change the past. This CD is more focused and more about what the band is. We didn’t try to cover all the bases; we went for what we do best: Blues-based jamming. I think people will like it a lot.” The band has also filmed and released a live concert DVD. — Adam Testa


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Coffeehouses, Cafés, Eateries Andrew Calhoun: Fundraiser for the Southern Illinois Irish Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse, Church of the Good Shepherd, 515 Orchard Drive, Carbondale; $10; students, $5; www.cousinandy.org or www.andrewcalhoun.com The Swamp Tigers: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front St., Cobden; www.yellowmooncafe.com; 618-893-2233. Magician David Ranalli: Comical sleight of hand, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Blue Martin, 215 E. Main St., Carbondale; 618-549-4326; thebluemartin.com.

Wineries SIUC Studio Jazz Orchestra: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Rustle Hill Winery; Elliott Ranney: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Blue Sky Vineyard Dirtwater Fox: 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Von Jakob Orchard Bud Summers: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, StarView Vineyards Eli Tellor: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery Marty Davis: 4-8 p.m. Saturday,The Bluffs Winery Breeden, Bradley &

Maze: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery Rich Fabec Band: 7 p.m. Saturday, Walker’s Bluff; CD release party J. Brown Band: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Blue Sky Vineyard Dave Caputo Duo: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Von Jakob Orchard Movin’ Mary: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Rustle Hill Winery Bill Harper: 4-8 p.m. Sunday,The Bluffs Winery Giant City Slickers: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rustle Hill Winery

Blue Sky Vineyard: 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda; 618-995-9463, www.blueskyvineyard.com The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery: 140 Buttermilk Hill Road, Ava; 618-763-4447, thebluffswinery.com. Lau-Nae Winery: 1522 Illinois 3, Red Bud; 618282-9463 or www.lau-naewinery.com Rustle Hill Winery: US 51, Cobden; 618-893-2700 or www.rustlehillwinery.com StarView Vineyards: 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden; 618 893-9463 or 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 or www.vonjakobvineyard.com Walker’s Bluff: North on Reed Station Road, Carterville; 618-985-8463 or www.walkersbluff.com

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TONIGHT BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Opry Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Strange Arrangement/Goodne ss Gracious Tres Hombres: Hotbed MARION Hideout Restaurant: Brock Bertling, 6-8 p.m.

SUNDAY CARBONDALE Key West: Blue Plate Specials, 8 p.m.midnight MARION Marion Eagles: White Lightning, 6-10 p.m.

MONDAY MARION Marion Youth Center: Ragtag Band, 7-10 p.m.

TUESDAY CARBONDALE Underground Grill & Pub: Rip Lee Pryor, 7-9 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Mike’s Band, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT Colyer’s: Righteous Rebel Band, 7-11 p.m. WB Ranch Barn: WB Ranch Band, 6:309:30 p.m.

FRIDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Underground Arts/Angry Abe Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Brushfire w/Matt Poss PK’s: South of 70 Tres Hombres: ANA SIA w/Tekfro, 10 p.m. INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:309:30 p.m. MARION John Brown’s on the Square : New Roots Revival, 8:30-

11:30 p.m. Hideout Restaurant: Mel Goot, 6-10 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Rebel Country Band, 7-10 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Sentimental Swing, 7-10 p.m. WHITE ASH The White Ash Barn: Lindell and Bob and the Boys, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: Dave Caputo Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Young Loves/Black Fortys/Money Makin’ Jam Boys. Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Funky Monks PK’s: Pillow Talk/Through the Dint of Heavy Wishing Tres Hombres: Ben Miller Band, 10 p.m. HERRIN Perfect Shot: Shaky Jake JOHNSTON CITY Linemen’s Lounge: Infidels, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Pub: The Roger Black

Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Marion Eagles: White Lightning, 8 p.m.-midnight MURPHYSBORO Murphysboro Senior Center: The Pridesmen, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Swing “N” Country Band, 7-9:30 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY CARBONDALE Tres Hombres: SIU Dub Club, 10:30 p.m.

20’s Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion 618-9978325 Anna VFW: 70 VFW Lane, Anna 618833-5182 Coloni’s Bar & Grill: 3 Park Plaza, Herrin 618-988-5341 Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-303-5266 Coulterville VFW: 511 VFW St., Coulterville 618-758-9009 Duncan Dance Barn: 13545 Spring Pond Road, Benton 618-435-6161 Gatsbys Bar & Billiards: 610 S Illinois Ave Carbondale 618-5499234 Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; 618-549-0511. Ina Community Building: 504 Elm St., Ina 618-315-2373 John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-9972909 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 Mack’s Lake of Egypt Marina: 12024 Laguna Drive, Lake of Egypt Maddie’s Pub and Grub: 14960 Illinois 37, Johnston City 618-9838107 Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Marion 618-997-6168 Marion Eagles: Rural Route 3, Marion 618-993-6300 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard St., Marion 618-9227853 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 618-2184676 Orient American Legion: 404 Jackson St., Orient 618-932-2060 Outlawz Dance Club: 10032 Samuel Road, Carterville 618-922-0610 Park Plaza Pub: 3 Park Plaza, Herrin, 618-988-1556 Perfect Shot Bar & Billiards: 3029 S. Park Ave., Herrin, 618-942-4655 Pinch Penny Pub/Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand, Carbondale 618549-3348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Steelhorse Saloon and Campground: 202 Dewmaine Lane, Carterville 618-985-6713. 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 Underground Grill & Pub: 717 S. University Ave., Carbondale 618351-0171 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort 618-9373718 White Ash Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash 618-997-4979 Wit and Wisdom Nutritional Site: 225 E. Poplar St., West Frankfort 618-937-3070 Zeigler Eagles: 114 N. Main St., Zeigler 618-596-5651

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Saluki Spring Jam 2011 is free and open to all CARBONDALE — Saluki Spring Jam 2011, a triple-play concert, is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Student Programming Council Concerts is hosting the free event Saturday, April 30, at the upper arena fields. The music starts at 7 p.m. and the concert features The Maine. Opening acts are E-603 and Sleeperstar. The Maine is an alternative rock/pop rock/Indie band from Tempe, Ariz., recording on the Warner Bros. Records label. The band’s album “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” hit No. 40 on the Billboard charts and the group appeared in a 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. E-603 is a New Hampshire-based electro/pop/electronica band while Sleeperstar is a Dallas-based alternative/pop/rock group. Everyone is welcome to attend Saluki Spring Jam 2011, which is an alcohol-free event. — SIUC University Communications

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Andrew Calhoun coming to Carbondale CARBONDALE — Illinois singersongwriter Andrew Calhoun will bring his dedication to traditional American, Scottish and Irish ballads to Southern Illinois. Calhoun is described as a lightning rod for “the unconscious rightness of intuitive connection” with respect for both tradition and innovation. On stage he is disarmingly unpretentious, spontaneous,

insightful and darkly witty. He will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse, which is in the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, at the corner of Orchard and Schwartz streets. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students and low-income residents. The concert supports the Southern Illinois Irish Festival. — Adam Testa

Bands support The Women’s Center CARBONDALE — Two bands will share the stage next week to raise money for The Women’s Center in Carbondale. Alternative rock groups Hammershank and Definistration Nation will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3,

at Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington. Admission is a $5 donation. Prizes will be given away from Arnie’s sandwiches, Arnold’s Market and In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center. — Adam Testa

Studio Jazz Orchestra presents Swing concert COBDEN — The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Studio Jazz Orchestra will present a special night of Swing Era songs at Rustle Hill Winery this weekend. The orchestra will perform works by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey,

Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and more. All proceeds from the event will support the SIUC jazz program. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the winery, 8595 U.S. 51. — Adam Testa

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Concert will benefit earthquake and tsunami victims CARBONDALE — Musicians from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Carbondale community will present “Music Can Unite People,” a concert to benefit victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship on Parrish Lane. There is no set ticket price, but donations will go to the American Red Cross-Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund. Yuko Kato, assistant professor of piano, is one of the event organizers. She noted that a month after the earthquake, the Tohoku area of Japan reports 27,800 dead and missing people, and still has approximately 153,000 people living in evacuation centers. Kato said members of the Carbondale Community High School Japanese Society will contribute 1,000 origami paper cranes on which donors may write a personal message to be sent to earthquake survivors. The cranes will be available at 6:30 p.m. — SIUC University Communications

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Concerts Southern Illinois Isabelle Demers: Organist, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, Shryock Auditorium, SIUC; sponsored by The American Guild of Organists; she has been called “one of North America’s most virtuosic organists;” free; 618-536-8742. Apples and Hand Grenades: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Liberty Theater, 1333 Walnut St., Murphysboro; special guests, Michael Deponai and Legends Never Die; all ages; $5; www.applesandhandgrenades.com. Music Can Unite People: To benefit earthquake victims in Japan, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, Parrish Lane; a total of 15 musicians plan to participate; donations requested; yukokato@siu.edu; rekochama@frontier.com. Saluki Spring Jam 2011: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, upper arena fields, SIUC; music by The Maine, E-603 and Sleeperstar. Southern Illinois Flute Choir: Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., Carbondale; free. Requiem: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Southeastern Illinois College Visual and Performing Arts Center, Harrisburg; performed by the College Community Chorus; $5; 618-2525400, ext. 2486 or 2487. Jazz & BBQ: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium.; featuring Murphysboro Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Sesser-Valier Jazz Band, Murphysboro High School Jazz Band, SIUC Studio Jazz Orchestra; $12 includes concert, barbecue sandwich, two sides and drink; concert only, $2; 618-687-2336 ext. 1334 or mmoreland@mhs.org. The Southern Illinois Guitar Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, SIUC; Joseph Breznikar, director; 16 classical guitarists from the SIUC School of Music; $5/$3; 618-536-8742. Choral Union, Concert Choir: Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, Shryock Auditorium, SIUC; $12/$6; 618-536-8742 or SouthernTicketsOnline.com Southern Illinois Children’s Choir: 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Grace United Methodist Church, 220 N. Tower Road, Carbondale; 618-536-8742. The Pickin’ Chicks and The Chris Talley Trio: CD release party, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, New Athens Community Hall, corner of N. Johnson and Chester Streets; food, square dancing, prizes. Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour: June 11, World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta; $55; www.countrythrowdown.com.

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Kentucky Opry Talent Search: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $16-$7.50; 270-527-7869 or www.kentuckyopry.com. Missouri Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart, 7:30 p.m. May 2, Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau; 573-651-5000 or www.showmecenter.biz.


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A more personal Terri Clark coming to Kentucky Opry COUNTRY SCENE Vince Hoffard

erri Clark is on a mission. Once a hitmaking machine for the cooperate gurus running the country music industry from behind their desks on Music Row, Clark made a conscious decision to get off the cookie cutter merry-go-round promoted by major record labels. Tired of singing commercial fluff, the 42-year-old Canadian did the unthinkable a few years ago when she asked to be released from her contract with powerhouse Sony/BMG Records. Her request was granted, as the label seemed to be more than willing to trade youth for talent. “I wasn’t connecting with what the people wanted me to record,” she said. “I felt like I was on an assembly line: Nothing fresh or true to me — and it seemed like the fire was going out.” Clark took an inventory of her personal life and career in 2007 and wasn’t happy. She was in the middle of a second divorce when she found out her mother had cancer. She rearranged her schedule to spend more time with her ailing parent. During this time, Clark decided to record more passionate, meaningful material. She achieved her goal in 2009 with “The Long Way Home,” her seventh studio record. Country Weekly magazine called it the best album of her career. Clark hit a new plateau this week. She is back in

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the Canadian Top 40. Her new single, “Northern Girl,” debuted at No. 26. She shares No. 1 for Most Adds Overall for the week with Lady Gaga, proving she still has massive audience appeal. Instead of an elaborate tour to showcase her new mature musical style, Clark is spreading the word with intimate solo shows at small venues. Local fans will have a chance to see her when she performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Kentucky Opry in Daffenville, Ky. Tickets are $23. Keri Noble will be the opening act. For details, call 888-459-8704. “Ticket sales have been very brisk,” said Opry owner Clay Campbell. “At last count, we had about 50 seats available. It should be a great show. Terri is the biggest country music star in Canada.” Born in Montreal and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Clark has deep musical roots. Her grandparents were talented country music artists that opened for George Jones and Johnny Cash. Her mom was a folk

singer. She decided to follow in their footsteps. During high school, she worked at a Chinese restaurant to finance a move to Nashville. Clark migrated to Music City as soon as she graduated high school. She got her start working at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in 1987, but it would take seven long years learning the system before she was signed by Keith Stegall to Mercury Records in 1994. Utilizing a full-throated tenor voice saturated with emotion, her first two singles, “Better Things to Do” and “When Boy Meets Girl,” each peaked at No. 3 on Billboard. She cracked the Top 10 with tunes like “Now That I Found You” and “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” before scoring her first No. 1 with “You’re Easy On The Eyes” in 1998. The tune topped the charts for three weeks. Her only other No. 1 single, “Girls Lie Too,” came in 2004, the same year the singer turned down an offer to appear nude in Playboy magazine. In the same year, she accepted an invitation to

become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. During a very productive career, Clark has been selected Canadian Country Music Association Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year an incredible eight times. More than a pretty face and great vocalist, Clark is a very talented musician. She will play eight different guitars during her show Friday in an effort to provide perfect instrumentation for each vocal offering. Clark’s new single will be included on an album due out later this year. The project will also include the tune “Smile,” which Clark wrote for her mom, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. Opening act Noble was born in Fort Worth and raised in Detroit. She has been compared vocally to Norah Jones and has written for Kelly Clarkson. She was signed to EMI in 2005 and released the album “Fearless.” VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-6589095 or vincehoffard@ yahoo.com.

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‘Hoodwinked’ promises more laughs ‘Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil’ **

bottom-drawer animation of the “Igor,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Alpha & Omega” variety. Rated PG for some mild rude And yeah, your kids can tell. But humor, language and action; at least the fairy-tale riffs are starring the voices of Patrick closer to a “Shrek” sequel in Warburton, Glenn Close, Hayden frequency and quality. “Hood vs. Evil” sees the Panettiere, Amy Poehler and Bill enchanted forest dwellers of the Hader; directed by Mike Disa; Happily Ever After Agency opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in muddling along while Red Carbondale (Hayden Panettiere takes over for Anne Hathaway) is off BY ROGER MOORE learning martial arts with the MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS Sisters of the Hood. An evil witch (voiced by Joan “Hoodwinked,” an Cusack) has kidnapped Hansel underfunded and somewhat and Gretel. Can the Big-butundeserving sleeper hit in the not-bad Wolf (Patrick winter of 2005, earns a sequel Warburton) and his squeaky that looks, at least, as if the squirrel pal come to the rescue? Weinstein Co. threw a little Will Granny (Glenn Close) save more money at it. the day? “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. The case takes our heroes into Evil,” has prettier colors and a The Beanstalk Club, where a beefed-up voice cast, and if the mob-connected Giant (Brad plot’s no more original than in Garrett) presides. the first film, at least there are “Do I AMUSE you?” more gags. Sure, it’s still The club’s star attraction is a

American Guild of Organists Southern Illinois Chapter Annual Subscription Series Recital Friday, April 29th, 2011 7:30pm Shryock Auditorium - Admission Free Featuring

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singing harp voiced by Wayne Newton. There’s a magic cupcake recipe that must be retrieved, Red must finish her training and join the fray. Some villainous swine voiced by Cheech and Chong must be defeated. “Power to LOS PUERCOS!” Cheech exults. “This is just like the ‘70s, man,” Chong replies. And the yodeling, banjopicking billy goat is back (Benjy Gaither) returns, yodeling away in between pratfalls. The script is a mad, muddled blitz of one-liners and movie references. Some of the animation is a hoot, and a few voice actors stand out. Andy Dick does a Hannibal Lecter bit as an evil bunny, David Alan Grier finds a few laughs as a troll. And casting Bill Hader and Amy Poehler as the Germanic strudel-addicts Hansel & Gretel was inspired.

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Hayden Panettiere does the voice of Red Hiding Hood in ‘Hoodwinked Too,’ which opens Friday in Carbondale.

It’s a pity the facial animation is so cut-rate, that the normally funny Warburton and David Ogden Stiers (as Nicky Flippers, the frog in charge of Happily Ever After) are given nothing funny to say and that the story is nothing more than a series of martial arts video game “levels” for small children.

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Fast and furious for a fifth time — this one’s just as fun Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in ‘Fast Five.’ In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Directed by Justin Lin, the movie also stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. ‘Fast Five’ is rated PG-13. It opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and Illinois Centre 8 in Marion.

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Couples try desperately to fall in love in ‘Prom’ At ‘Prom,’ every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; ‘Prom’ portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. The movie, directed by Joe Nussbaum, is rated PG for mild language and a brief fight. It opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and Illinois Centre 8 in Marion.

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