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Saturday, June 16, Sesser Miners Memorial Park; Live on Broadway: 7-10 p.m. registration ends 1:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Broadway Street, 618-201-7691. downtown Paducah; every Miss Williamson County Saturday through Aug. 18; Fair Pageant: 7:30 p.m. music, stilt walkers, exotic Saturday, June 16, Marion High animals and a Children’s School Auditorium; also Imagination Station; Princess Pageant; Children’s www.paducahalliance.org. Pageant, 2 p.m. Sunday, June Sesser Homecoming 2012: 17, Marion High School Today through Saturday, June Auditorium; www.williamson 16, Coal Miners Memorial Park, countyillinoisfair.com; Sesser; 5K run and walk; 618-942-6264. parade, 4 p.m. Saturday; Astronomy program: 618-927-7993. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Bike Show/Poker Run: Rend Lake Project Office and Signup starts, 9 a.m. Saturday, Visitor Center, Benton; view June 16, Marion VA Medical the first two planets to shine, Center; proceeds donated to Saturn and Mars; constellDisabled American Veterans; ations will also be highlighted; 618-997-6168; www.facebook. 618-724-2493; www.mvs.us com/helpingheroes2012. ace.army.mil/rend. Sesser Car Show: Shawnee Art and Wine Registration begins 9:30 a.m. Festival: Saturday, June 23,

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Riverside Park, Murphysboro; shawneefest.com; 618-6846421. Williamson County Fair: Sunday-Saturday, June 24-30, fairgrounds, Marion; 5K run; www.williamsoncounty illinoisfair.com. Jerry Seinfeld: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, The Carson Center, Paducah; $80/$68; 270-450-4444; www.the carsoncenter.org.

Film Raiders of the Lost Ark: Dusk, Friday, June 15, The Gazebo, Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Road, Carterville; $10 per car; 618-985-8463.

Theater Steel Magnolias: June 16, 22, 24, McLeod Theater,

Blue Sky hosting Friends of Murphysboro fundraiser MAKANDA — The Friends of Murphysboro Foundation will host a fundraising event to raise money to maintain the city’s dog park at Blue Sky Vineyard tonight. After an overwhelming success with the first year of the dog park, the group is seeking money for continued operation. More than 1,200 canines have visited the Riverside Park locale. Guests at the fundraiser will enjoy wine and food pairing by local businesses

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Communications Building, SIU; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; $25/$10; 618-453-6000; SouthernTicketsOnline.com. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: June 15, 17, 21, 23, McLeod Theater, Communications Building, SIU; 7:30 p.m., Thursday- Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday; $25/$10; 618-453-6000; www.southern ticketsonline.com. Much Ado About Nothing: By Three Graces Theater, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, Saturday, June 23 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Riverside Park, Murphysboro; free; bring chairs or blankets. Bye, Bye Birdie: Summer musical presented by Pyramid Players, Thursday-Saturday, June 28-30; 618-439-9196 or www.pyramidplayers.org.

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Something Sweet Café, Cristaudo’s and Florals by MJ’s Place. Six guests will receive a bottle of Riverside Rose, a wine blended and bottled by Blue Sky Vineyard exclusively for the Foundation. Tickets to the event are available in limited quantities for $30, which includes a souvenir wine glass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.southerntickets online.com or by calling 618-453-6000.

MURPHYSBORO — Southern Illinois children have the opportunity to show off their skills at a special talent show later this month at the historic Liberty Theater. The show takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and is open to kids 12 and younger. Whether tap dancing, guitar playing, singing or anything else, no talent is off limits. The deadline for registration is June 16. Rehearsal is from 4 to 6 p.m. June 21. To register, call Lois Murphy at 618-684-5880. The Liberty will also be screening kids’ movies at 1 p.m. every Wednesday in June. Admission is by donation, and concessions will be available for $1. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All event proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration efforts at the theater, which is now in the nomination process for designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Three Graces Theater bringing Shakespeare to Riverside Park MURPHYSBORO — Local troupe Three Graces Theater will be presenting two weekends of “Shakespeare in the Park” this summer. The company, founded by Susan Harrocks of Murphysboro, will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” at Riverside Park at PROVIDED 7 p.m. Friday and Susan Harrocks and Ty Jackson star as Saturday, June Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare’s 15-16; 7 p.m. ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ The show runs this weekend and next at Riverside Saturday, June 23; Park in Murphysboro. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The second weekend of shows is also the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Arts Festival. “Shakespeare in the park is very popular across the country during the summer months,” Harrocks said. “We thought it was time to bring this fun-time experience to our community. The atmosphere is relaxed, the play is funny and being out in the open is actually how the play would have been originally produced.” “Much Ado” is a classic Shakespearean comedy, a mix of two simple love stories, a case of mistaken identity, farcical cops and a villainous plot. The play was adapted into a 1993 film starring Richard Branagh and Emma Thompson. Three Graces performed the played as part of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival earlier this year. Admission to the Murphysboro performances is free. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. — Adam Testa

Sesser Homecoming happening this weekend SESSER — The annual Sesser Homecoming and Rend Lake Days celebration returns this weekend with a full schedule of events. Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment will be Ronnie McDowell, who will perform two shows Saturday, June 16, at the Sesser Miners Memorial Park. Other entertainment includes the Egyptian Combo at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 14; and Moe Bandy at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15. Bandy has recorded 10 number-one records with singles. Other highlights include: Friday, June 15 5 p.m.: Overload horse pulling contest Saturday, June 16 8 a.m. 5K walk/run, 9:30 a.m. car show, 4 p.m. parade, 10 p.m. crowning of prince and princess — Adam Testa

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Art Events Thursday Night Live: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon; exhibits, programs and activities; each Thursday, through Aug. 30; artrelated programs for a variety of interests and age groups; open until 8 p.m.; www.cedarhurst.org; 618-242-1236.

Exhibits Necessary Art: MixedMedia by Rebecca Trammel and Wood Craft by Mike Nosovitsky, anthill gallery, Cobden; exhibition hours at anthill gallery, 102 N. Front St., noon -4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday; through Aug. 4. Familiar Faces Familiar Places: Watercolors by Mary Pachikara, The Gallery Space, Law office of Joni Beth Bailey, 1008 Walnut St., Murphysboro; through June 22; gallery hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; mary pachikara@gmail.com; gallery@jbbaileylaw.com. Windmills of My Mind: By Larry Mittendorf, Central Showcase, Murdale Shopping Center, 1825 W. Main St., Carbondale; oil paintings inspired by classical music; each painting has a corresponding piece of music to listen to while viewing the paintings; through June 23; 618529-5098. From Humble Beginnings: Lincoln’s Illinois, 1830-1861, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, 14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington; commemorates the bicentennial; through July 22. Jeff Ray: Acrylic paintings, Harrisburg District Library; through July 22; Wildlife and More.

THINGS TO DO Cinematic Subjects: The Art of Sun SmithForet and Jamie Adams, Main Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon; through July 29; 618-242-1236; www. cedarhurst.org. The Allure of the Vessel: The Beal Grand Corridor Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon; variety of vessels or sculptural works; through July 29; 618-242-1236; www.cedarhurst.org. Jon Burgerman: Color Me Silly, The Beck Family Center Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon; family-friendly interactive exhibit; through July 29; 618-242-1236; www.cedarhurst.org. Centering the Circle: Ceramic Art of Craig Rhodes, Regenhardt Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon; variety of forms, textures, glazes, and glazing techniques fired in both electric and gas kilns; through July 29; 618-242-1236; www.cedarhurst.org. Advertising Fans: A variety of fans featuring businesses, Union County Museum, Cobden; oldest fan from 1902 promotes the Southern Illinois Fair held in Anna; other businesses include Union County Oil, Dillow’s Drug Store, Jonesboro Steam Bakery, funeral homes and political fans; through the end of August; hours, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; 618-8932067. The Kilenge: Life in New Guinea Villages; Documentary Photographs and Objects Collected by Philip Dark, University Museum, SIU; Dark professor of anthropology at SIU from 1960-1978; www.museum .siu.edu; 618-453-5388.

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Submissions sought for CCA project CARBONDALE — Carbondale Community Arts is continuing the celebration of its 25th anniversary with an exhibit, raffle and silent auction at the Varsity Center for the Arts next month. The event will honor hundreds of artists and volunteers in every discipline who have worked with CCA since its incorporation in July 1987. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for “E.T. Come Home,” a public art initiative encouraging “Extraordinarily Talented” artists who

have left the region to “come home” this fall and share their stories. The organizing committee is inviting local artists to support the effort by donating original art to be included in the July 10 event. Contributing artists will be recognized at the event and given to opportunity to show other work in a special exhibit in October. For more information, contact Nancy Stemper at 618-457-5100 or info@ carbondalearts.org or John Holmes at 618-426-3418 or holmes35@msn.com. — Adam Testa

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Share some summer with these new books by Shawn Colvin is a memoir by the Grammywinning musician. Fiction “The Obamians” by Books about politics pick “XO” by Jeffery Deaver James Mann looks at “the up the pace this summer in puts a pop movie star in struggle inside the White anticipation of the fall danger from a stalker. House to redefine election. But there are also “Wicked Business” by American power,” as its traditional page turners Janet Evanovich is the subtitle says. By the author and even a recent title or newest in the popular of “The Rise of the two that combine fiction author’s series about a Vulcans.” with political intrigue. Salem, Mass., baker who “Barack Obama: The Here are some of the deals with occurrences Story” by David Maraniss is recent and upcoming books more magical than rising a multigenerational for summer. Descriptions dough. biography of the president based on publishers’ “Kiss the Dead” by by a Pulitzer Prize-winning information, wire services Laurell K. Hamilton is the journalist. and Publishers Weekly best-selling author’s 21st “American Tapestry” by magazine. novel in her sexy Rachel L. Swarns paranormal series about illuminates Michelle vampire hunter Anita Out in May Obama’s family history and Blake. Fiction “An Unmarked Grave” by her multiracial forebears. “Canada” by Richard “New Ways to Kill Your Charles Todd continues the Ford is the master’s first Mother” by Colm Toibin is historical mystery series novel in six years, a the catchy title for a featuring a World War I coming-of-age tale of a collection of essays about nurse. boy whose hapless parents “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess writers, their work and are jailed for bank robbery. their families. Walter divides its story “Billy Lynn’s Long “Superman” by Larry between a mysterious Halftime Walk” by Ben Tye recounts the “highstarlet at a run-down Fountain sends some warflying history” of the comic Italian hotel in 1962 and a traumatized soldiers home book hero. modern-day studio lot in to America for a “victory Also: “It’s the Middle Hollywood. tour.” Class, Stupid” by James Also: “The Cottage at “Home” by Toni Carville and Stan Glass Beach” by Heather Morrison centers its Greenberg, “As Texas Barbieri, “Search and slender, lyrical prose on a Goes”0x166” by Gail Destroy” by Tom Clancy, Korean War veteran. Collins, “Zoobiquity” by “Another Piece of My Barbara NattersonHeart” by Jane Green, Horowitz and Kathryn “Summer People” by Elin Nonfiction Bowers, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hilderbrand, “The Red “Cronkite” by Douglas Myths” by Gary Graff and Brinkley, examines the life House” by Mark Haddon, “Mission to Paris” by Alan Daniel Durchholz and of America’s trusted “Marilyn and Me” by Furst, “The Bay of Foxes” newsman. Lawrence Schiller. by Sheila Kohler, “Seating “The Passage of Power” Arrangements” by Maggie by Robert A. Caro delivers July Shipstead, “Amped” by another dramatic account Daniel H. Wilson and “The Fiction after decades of research Orphanmaster” by Jean “The Impeachment of into Lyndon B. Johnson. Abraham Lincoln” by This, Caro’s fourth volume, Zimmerman. Stephen L. Carter offers an takes Johnson from his Nonfiction alternate history by nomination as JFK’s “Island Practice” by Pam imagining that Lincoln running mate through the Belluck profiles an survived the assassination assassination and 1964 idiosyncratic surgeon who attempt. civil rights legislation. rarely leaves Nantucket “Where We Belong” by “Our Divided Political Emily Giffin promises to be Heart” by E.J. Dionne says Island, supports another blockbuster beach the true American spirit is conservative views, but also hands out marijuana read about family a balance between rugged relationships. The book by individualism and devotion cookies. “Diamond in the Rough” the author of “Something to community. BY JANE HENDERSON

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Borrowed” involves an adoptee who looks for her birth mother. “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness follows a reluctant witch and her vampire husband as they move to Elizabethan England. A follow-up to the popular “A Discovery of Witches.” “The Nightmare” by Lars Kepler brings back Inspector Joona Linna (“The Hypnotist”) to figure out what happened to a woman found dead in a boat drifting in the Stockholm archipelago. Also: True Believers” by Kurt Anderson, “Creole Belle” by James Lee Burke, “Shine Shine Shine” by Lydia Netzer, “The Great Escape” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, “The Fallen Angel” by Daniel Silva and “Criminal” by Karin Slaughter. Nonfiction “Mick” by Christopher Andersen details the “wild life” of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. “Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox” by Lois Banner may actually offer new details about the movie star. Banner is a professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California. “The Teavangelicals” by David Brody says the Tea Party is “taking back” America. “Love Is the Cure” by Elton John gives the famous singer’s personal account of his efforts against AIDS. “Runaway Girl” by Carissa Phelps details her memories of running away, becoming a 12-year-old prostitute and, finally, graduating from law school and vowing to help others. “Monkey Mind” by


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August Fiction “Lionel Asbo” by Martin Amis looks on celebrity culture using the story of a boy and his thuggish uncle who wins the lottery. “Misfit” by Adam Braver marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, imagining the last weekend of the troubled actress’s life. “Munster’s Case” by Hakan Nesser sends Detective Van Veeteren to investigate the murder of a lottery winner. “Summer Lies” by Bernhard Schlink is a collection of short stories by the author of “The Reader.” “Thy Neighbor” by Norah Vincent is the writer’s debut novel, in which a depressed man starts spying on his neighbors and uncovers some clues about the truth behind his parents’ violent deaths. Also: “A Foreign Country” by Charles Cumming, “A Pimp’s Note” by Giorgio Faletti. Nonfiction “Obama’s America” by Dinesh D’Souza will be among the anti-Obama titles, which will continue into fall. “Dearie” by Bob Spitz is a biography of beloved chef Julia Child. “Phi” by Giulio Tononi is an exploration of “consciousness that uses the latest science framed by imaginative narrative.” Also: “I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had” by Tony Danza and “Better Off Without ‘Em” by Chuck Thompson. JANE HENDERSON is a reporter for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a sister paper of The Southern

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Ellsworth and The Great Lakes start tour in Carbondale

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Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes will perform at 10 p.m. tonight at Hangar 9.

CARBONDALE — Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes are starting their summer tour with a concert performance at Hangar 9 tonight. The members of the band all hail from the Midwest and first gathered in Nashville to craft debut album “Civilized Man” in May 2011. That sweetly upbeat indie pop album took the number-one sales spot on Amazon.com in February, and single “Shoe Fits”

ranked No. 7 on the site’s Best Songs of 2011 list. Ellsworth recently appeared on NBC’s reality contest “The Sing-Off” with Nashville independent artists The Collective, but he’s excited to be back on the road with The Great Lakes this summer. This tour takes them across the Midwest and the South. The show begins at 10 p.m. at Hangar 9, 511 S. Illinois Ave.

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Nash Street returning to play tonight at Rustle Hill COBDEN —Nashvillebased band Nash Street is returning to Southern Illinois for the fourth time tonight, performing at 7:30 p.m. at Rustle Hill Winery. Caroline and Hannah Melby were raised in a Southern home filled with a passion for music. Their father serenaded the girls with his harmonica, and their parents took them to symphony concerts at a nearby university. A lifetime of influence has shaped their own musical stylings, as their

band Nash Street emanates the definite sounds of bluegrass, oldtime and folk influence, as well as Mississippi blues, jazz and soul. In 2008, they captured the top national prize in the Colgate (now Texaco) Country Showdown, winning $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.” They’ll share those experiences with the Rustle Hill audience from 6 to 9 p.m. Zach White will open. Admission is $5. — Adam Testa

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Nashville-based Nash Street is returning to Southern Illinois to play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Rustle Hill. There is a $5 cover.

Sunset Concerts begin tonight with South Jordan

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Alternative rock band South Jordan opens the 34th annual Sunset Concert series at 7 p.m. tonight on the steps of Shryock Auditorium at SIU.

CARBONDALE — The 34th annual Sunset Concert series begins tonight with a performance by alternative rock act South Jordan on the steps of the historic Shryock Auditorium. The Bloomington, Ind.based band draws influence from U2 and Coldplay to create its sound, which has been compared to popular band The Fray. Formed while its members were students at

Indiana University, South Jordan spent years building a devoted fan base in the Midwest before branching out and eventually signing a contract with the Island Def Jam label in June 2010. The band will perform at 7 p.m. The free weekly concerts during the series continue each Thursday through the end of July, with the venue alternating between the steps of Shryock and Turley Park.

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Promotion for Southern Starr album picking up momentum Southern Starr Volume One was officially released May 26. It features Matt Wilson, the winner of the inaugural talent contest Vince Hoffard held earlier this year, and the other top five finishing contestants. They were runner-up Matt Basler, romotion efforts for Jennifer Thompson, Drew the debut Southern Baldge, Miranda Willmore Starr recording have and Patrick Lee Beasley. reached a fevered pitch. The title track of the An elaborate design for a project, “The Eyes Of A fan-fair styled booth at Child,” was written the Williamson County specifically with the Fair, which runs June 2630, is in the final stages. By difficult plight facing infants associated with the end of the month, Angel’s Cove. three Southern Illinois “It is a real emotional retail chain stores will be song,” says co-writer Steve selling the product. Local Hornbeak, who produced Rent One stores came on the track and the entire board this week. album at his 326 All the hoopla has been Productions studio in created to showcase the Anna. “I wrote the song best singers in the region area and to raise money for with my aunt, Marjorie Faye Brymer. We wrote it Angel’s Cove in Mount from the heart. As it Vernon, an agency started coming together, specializing in adoption we knew we had services and maternity/ something special.” foster care.

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Hornbeak, a Tamms native, is a world-class keyboardist. He is in the road band of John Michael Montgomery and performed Sunday at the Country Music Association’s Music Fest in Nashville. Extremely versatile, he also plays in the road band of pop star Richard Marx. When recording “The Eyes of a Child,” Hornbeak had all six Southern Starr winners sing a part, just like Quincy Jones did with the megastars Bruce Stringsteen, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson for “We Are the World” in 1985. “I had them all sing the song over and over,” Hornbeak said. “I had over 20 hours of recorded vocals and picked out the best individual effort from each singer. It turned out great, and I’m very proud of it.” Accustomed to working

with veteran singers, Hornbeak said it was a challenge directing a group of studio newcomers, many experiencing the grueling recording process for the first time. “It’s always fun to work with people that have never been in a studio before,” Hornbeak said, while watching a Southern Illinois Miners game Tuesday. “It’s a learning experience for them and, hopefully, a stepping stone towards a great future.” Jim Gentile, president of Southern Starr Production and Entertainment, says the compact disc is a vocal masterpiece created by exceptional local talent. “People are going to listen to it and get the message,” Gentile says. “You will sit in silence and total awe as you hear these amazing voices. You will wonder why these people are not rich superstars, but

they’re common people and your neighbors.” Each artist performs the song that got them into the Top 6, including Willmore with a breathtaking cover of “I Will Always Love You,” Beasley with original composition “Take It From Me,” winner Wilson with a powerhouse “Always And Forever,” Baldrige contributed “You,” Basler added a unique rendition of “You Don’t Know Me” and Thompson was rock solid on classic “Anyway.” “Nobody turns this kind of stuff off,” Gentile said. “Once you slide in the disc, you will listen to every song.” Auditions for the next round of the Southern Starr talent search will be July 8 at the Illinois Star mall in Marion. Anyone interested in participating should call 618-751-2978 and register with Mike BenAvi, who co-owns

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Southern Starr Productions with Gentile. The top 20 qualifiers will participate in the finals on Aug. 18 at the Marion Civic Center. “Our goal is to have a $5,000 check to present to Angel’s Cove on the night of the finals,” Gentile says. “We are working hard to sell these CDs because it promotes local talent and the profits help needy children. It’s a great cause and a win-win situation.” The CD is being sold for $10. It is available at 326 Productions in Anna, online at cdbaby.com and will be in the booth at the Williamson County Fair, where participants will be on hand to talk about the experience and personally sign purchased products. VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-658-9095 or vincehoffard@ yahoo.com.


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Brandy Clark to open for Crow

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If it makes you happy, go see Sheryl Crow

BY ADAM TESTA THE SOUTHERN

Brandy Clark has spent most of her life writing songs, playing music and belting out vocals. Fifteen years ago, the Washington native followed the path of countless aspiring musicians before her, packing her bags and moving to Nashville. Through the years, she’s found some degree of success, but in the last two years, her career has begun really taking off. While she had pretty much decided to focus her efforts on penning new songs rather than performing them, executives at The Fitzgerald Hartley Company took notice of Clark’s potential and asked her to start recording some tracks of her own. “It was like a dream I’d given up dreaming that just came back,” she said. Clark recorded 12 tracks for a debut album that is currently in the works. At the same time, songs she had written were cut by top country artists, including Miranda Lambert, Rodney Carrington, Darius Rucker and LeAnn Rhymes. “A lot of things happened for me all at once after a long time of waiting,” Clark said. The rising starlet describes her style as being a very raw look at life, swaying more toward a traditional country style than the country-pop amalgamation that has dominated the genre in recent years. Among the tracks on her forthcoming debut album are “The Day She Got Divorced,” “Get High,” “Hung Over” and “Will It Keep Me out of Heaven.” As the titles reflect, the

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Brandy Clark will open for Sheryl Crow on June 22 at Walker’s Bluff.

songs aim to appeal to the everyman and everywoman fighting to get through the struggles of day-to-day of life. “I wouldn’t say it’s pretty in any way,” Clark said. “It’s life as it happens. It’s the other side of real life.” Southern Illinoisans may remember Clark from her concert performance at Walker’s Bluff last summer, opening for Tracy Lawrence. Now, she’s poised to return to the venue next week, as she will open for country icon Sheryl Crow at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22. Tickets for the concert are $60 and can be purchased online at www.southerntickets online.com or by calling 618-453-6000. “I’ve opened up for a lot of people, but I love Sheryl, so this is big for me,” Clark said. But not only is she excited to be joining an icon on stage, she’s also thrilled to be coming back to Southern Illinois, and Walker’s Bluff in particular. She said the environment and the fans last year were amazing, and she’s hoping to have a similar experience again. And after this show with Crow? “I just hope to keep making great music,” she said. “I hope that this record gets out to the masses and that people enjoy it.” adam.testa@thesouthern.com 618-351-5031

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Music icon Sheryl Crow will perform June 22 at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville. Crow was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor last November, but she’s not letting that stop her from touring and making music.

See Sheryl Crow and others at Walker’s Bluff Tickets for the concert are $60 and can be purchased online at www.southernticketsonline.com or by calling 618-453-6000. Her performance is part of the Walker’s Bluff’s entertainment series, which featured Charlie Daniels last month and upcoming performances by Montgomery Gentry on July 21 and Heart on Sept. 16.

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CARTERVILLE — Sheryl Crow isn’t ready to let anything hold her back. The 50-year-old singer announced earlier this month that she has been diagnosed with meningioma, a form of a non-cancerous brain tumor. Despite the diagnosis, she’s continuing to tour the country and perform. She made her first major public appearance since the announcement at Sunday’s Tony Awards. Before that appearance, Crow had posted an update on her Facebook page saying, “I’m feeling very healthy and happy, and having a great time on the road playing with my new band. I’m busy working on my next record too, which I’m very excited about.” Crow is still scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Walker’s Bluff. Through her career, Crow has released seven studio albums, two

compilations, and a live album, and has contributed to various film soundtracks. She has sold over 16 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. She has captured nine Grammys. Crow has performed duets alongside other musical icons, including Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, Michelle Branch and Sting, among others. As an actress, she has appeared on various television shows including”30 Rock,” “GCB,” “Cougar Town” and “Hannah Montana Forever.” The singer is slated to release her eighth studio album in October. She will also debut “DINER,” a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film, on Broadway this fall. She wrote the music and lyrics for that show. — Adam Testa

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band; free; no glass bottles, kegs, pets; 618-536-3393; Southern Illinois http://spc4fun.com. Friday Night Fair music: Southern Illinois Music Jewels, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June Festival: Through June 24, 15, corner of US 51 North and various venues, southern Illinois 13 West, Carbondale; Illinois; 618-997-4030; continues through Sept.; www.sifest.com. www.carbondalemainstreet Sesser Homecoming .com; 618-529-8040. concerts: Egyptian Combo, Giant City Slickers: Brown 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 14; Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Moe Bandy, 7:30 p.m. Friday June 15 and Ronnie McDowell, Wednesday, June 20, Town 8 p.m. Saturday June 16, Coal Square Pavilion, Carbondale; bring a lawn chair; www. Miners Memorial Park; carbondalemainstreet.com. 618-927-7993. Sunset Concert Series: Stephen Foster in Song: Features Blend 328, 7 p.m., By Chris Vallillo, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, Turley Thursday, June 14, Sparta Park, Carbondale; new Public Library, 211 W. Broadway St.; Vallillo presents country; free; 618-536-3393; the music of Stephan Foster; http://spc4fun.com. Sheryl Crow: 6 p.m. 618-443-5014; spartaillinois Friday, June 22, Walker’s Bluff, ibrary@gmail.com. 326 Vermont Road, Sunset Concert Series: Carterville; also, Brandy Clark; Features South Jordan, doors open, 5 p.m.; lawn 7 p.m., Thursday, June 14, steps of Shryock Auditorium, chairs and blankets welcome; $60/$55; www.southern SIU; alternative rock/pop

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ticketsonline.com; 618-4536000. Parsley & Sagebrush Band: Brown Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale; bring a lawn chair; www.carbondale mainstreet.com. David Crowder: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, SIU Arena, Carbondale; also The City Harmonic and Remedy Drive; $25/$35/$75; 618-4532000; www.pepsi midamerica.com.

Kentucky Stars of Tomorrow: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; www.kentuckyopry.com; 888-459-8704. Crosby, Stills & Nash: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, Carson Center, Paducah; $50-$99; 270-450-4444; www.thecarsoncenter.org.

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Patriotic singer Greenwood to play free concert Aug. 26 in Du Quoin DU QUOIN — Organizers of the Du Quoin State Fair are planning what they believe could be the largest patriotic event in Southern Illinois history. Country music legend Lee Greenwood, known for the hit song “God Bless the USA,” will perform a free show on Aug. 26 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds grandstand. The show is being billed as “Red, White, Blue and You.” Fair Manager John Rednour Jr. led a group of fair planners in discussion of the importance of celebrating patriotism and the men and women who have served the country in military service. “Everyone agreed that now is the time to do something special in Southern Illinois to recognize our military veterans and those who are presently serving our great country,” said fair representative Shannon Woodworth. “To do this, we couldn’t think of anyone with a more powerful patriotic show than Lee Greenwood.” Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The grandstand at the fairgrounds seats 18,000 and fair organizers are hoping to see the venue full for this

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THURSDAY Nash Street: Also, Zach White, 6-9 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery

BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Opry Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Swamp Tigers/Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. PK’s: Alex Kirt WHITE ASH Scarlett’s Music Barn: Country Music Band, 7-10 p.m.

FRIDAY King Juba: 6-9 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery SATURDAY Bill Harper: 2-5 p.m., Blue Sky Vineyard Lojo Russo: 2-5 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Bosco & Whiteford: 3-7 p.m., StarView Vineyards One Night Stand: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Von Jakob Vineyard Kristin Kearns Band: 6-9 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Egyptian Combo: 7-10 p.m., Walker’s Bluff SUNDAY Marty Davis: 1-4 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Beattie Rhoades: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard Eli Tellor: 2-5 p.m., Walker’s Bluff Dirt Water Fox: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Von Jakob Vineyard Mike Aguirre: 5-8 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Brent Burns: 2-5 p.m., StarView Vineyards WEDNESDAY Craig Roberts Band: 6-8 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery 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 Vineyard, 230 Illinois 127, Alto Pass Walker’s Bluff, north on Reed Station Road, Carbondale

FRIDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Henhouse Prowlers Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: 17th Floor PK’s: Hobo Knife INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. LAKE OF EGYPT Egyptian Hills Resort: Swivel Rockers, 6:30-9:30 p.m. MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s DIRECTIONS & DIGITS

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WANT TO BE LISTED? MORE LIVE MUSIC KARAOKE, DJs flipsideonline.com Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Old Country Store Dance Barn: Jeanita Spillman & The Sentimental Swing Band, 7-10 p.m.

SATURDAY CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Those Darlins Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Your Villain, My Hero PK’s: Soul Census/Orismo

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Country, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: As Time Goes By, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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Call 618-351-5089 SUNDAY MARION or email Marion Eagles: Big Country, brenda.kirkpatrick 6-10 p.m. MONDAY COELLO The Italian Club: Geratol Posse, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. LAKE OF EGYPT Egyptian Hills Resort: Patrick Beasley, 3-6 p.m./Ivas John Band, 6:30-10:30 p.m. MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Marion Eagles: Big Country, 7-11 p.m. Ramesses: Mixed Company, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Swing “N” Country Band, 7-9:30 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic

Marion 618-997-6168 Marion Eagles: Rural Route 3, Marion 618-993-6300 Marion Elks: .204 S. Market St., Marion 618-993-3151 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard St., Marion 618-9227853 Mollie’s: 107 E. Union St., Marion 618-997-3424 Mount Vernon Moose Lodge: 800 Broadway Ave., Mount Vernon Murphysboro Elks Lodge: 1809 Shomaker Drive Murphysboro 618-684-4541. Murphysboro Moose Lodge: 9663 Old Illinois 13 Murphysboro 618-684-3232

MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY CARBONDALE PK’s: The Big Idea 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.

N-Kahootz Night Club: 115 W. Cherry St., Herrin 618-9429345 Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4676 Park Plaza Pub: 3 Park Plaza, Herrin, 618-988-1556 Perfect Shot Bar & Billiards: 3029 S. Park Ave., Herrin, 618942-4655 Pinch Penny Pub/Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale 618-549-3348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Pyramid Acres Marina: 12171 Marina Road, Marion 618-9641184

20’s Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion 618-9978325 Anna VFW: 70 VFW Lane, Anna 618-833-5182 Carbondale Eagles: 1206 W. Linden, Carbondale 618-5299345 Coloni’s Bar & Grill: 3 Park Plaza, Herrin 618-988-5341 Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-3035266 Duncan Dance Barn: 13545 Spring Pond Road, Benton 618435-6161 Enrico’s: 208 S. Main St., Royalton 618-9842071 Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; 618549-0511. Highway 127 Bar & Billiards: Illinois 127, Murphysboro John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-997-2909 Swedish Cuisine • Award Winning Wines • Scandinavian Gift Shop Key West: 1108 W. Main, Carbondale 618-3515998 Linemen’s Lounge: 100 E. Broadway, Johnston City Lion’s Cave: South Street, Thompsonville 618218-4888 Mack’s Lake of Egypt Marina: 12024 Laguna Drive, Lake of Egypt 618Make your reservation today. Maddie’s Pub and Grub: 14960 Illinois 37, Opening Hours: Johnston City 618-983-8107 Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Winery - Wed-Thrus 10-5 • Fri & Sat 10-9 • Sun 12-5

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Scarlett’s Music Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash 618-9974979 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-9933035 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-4573308 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort 618937-3718 Wit and Wisdom Nutritional Site: 225 E. Poplar St., West Frankfort 618-937-3070 Xrossroads: 101 Rushing Drive, Herrin 618-993-8393 Zeigler Eagles: 114 N. Main St., Zeigler 618-596-5651

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Adam Sandler produces another gross flop with ‘Boy’ That’s My Boy *

Alas, it’s a minor offense in “That’s My Boy,” a no-holdsbarred raunch-fest that combines bits of “Saturday Night Live” skits and “The Hangover” with every ugly Sandler laugher ever made. When your comedy starts with a criminally “inappropriate” sexual relationship between a 13-year-old boy and his bombshell teacher, the scariest BY ROGER MOORE thought is “Yeah, they’re going to have to top that.” Which they MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS then proceed to do. Sandler has made worse Vanilla Ice is back, back baby. And for that crime alone, Adam movies, but never one as grotesque as this. Sandler should get the chair.

Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use; starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Vanilla Ice, James Caan; directed by Sean Anders; opening Friday at Illinois Centre 8 in Marion and ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale.

He stars as Donny Berger, who became notorious in the ’80s for his illegal fling with Miss McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino). Donny made a lot of money being the kid who lived Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” fantasy the envy of his (male) peers. Of course, he blew through all that cash. Thirty years later, all he has to show for the glory days are a dated TV movie about the affair, his old Fiero and a whopping tax bill. Donny’s one hope is to find his estranged son, whom he named “Han Solo Berger,” and stage a reunion with the kid and the

imprisoned mom on a sleazy TV show hosted by a guy played by sportscaster/Sandler pal Dan Patrick, sporting freakier hair than usual. Han Solo changed his name to Todd Peterson and grew up to be a dull hedge-fund manager. You will not believe how unfunny “Saturday Night Live’s” Andy Samberg can be until you see this guy a henpecked groom about to marry the shrill Jamie (Leighton Meester). Tony Orlando plays Todd’s crude and lewd boss. James Caan does the worst Irish accent he could manage, playing a two-

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‘Rock of Ages’ doesn’t stay true to its roots Rock of Ages ** Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking and language; starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Catherine ZetaJones, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige and Malin Akerman; directed by Adam Shankman; opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 and University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS

Most movie musicals, even in the age of “Glee,” still face that awkward moment when somebody _ say her name is “Sherrie Christian” — riding a Greyhound, bursts into “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger, and the rest of the bus bursts in to join her for the chorus. Audiences today titter at that. But you measure the movie by how quickly we get over it. “Rock of Ages,” the bigscreen version of the jukebox musical set to ’80s “hair metal” anthems and ballads, never does. The all-star cast is game, but the filmmakers can’t stop winking and mocking the mockable music and the era long enough to let the picture, built around overthe-top tunes by Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Journey and others, pay off. It’s enough to make you “stop believin’.” Tom Cruise, as burntout rocker Stacee Jaxx, will do his best Axl Rose impression — barechested belting, waving a

mike-stand bedecked in scarves — or Diego Boneta, aspiring metal singer, will tear into Foreigner’s “Jukebox Hero,” or Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand and the rest of the cast blast “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and director Alan Shankman (“Hairspray”) will go for some cheap laugh and utterly undercut the moment. Maybe the music, the fashion, the whole rapacious testosterone vibe of that spandex, eyeshadow, poodle-haired era is laughable. But it’s one thing to poke fun at something, quite another to attack it with utter contempt. That’s the feel here. Would you let a guy who hates corn and corny film “Oklahoma!”? “Rock of Ages,” which discards quite a bit of the book of the stage musical it’s based on, swirls around Jaxx, who staggers onstage for his farewell show at the Sunset Strip’s famed “Bourbon Room,” and prepares to launch a solo career. Sherrie, a new waitress and would-be singer (Julianne Hough), and bartender-guitarist Drew (Boneta) dream of living the rock-god life Stacee leads. But it’s 1987, and that world is about to change. The film says it’s rap and boy bands that will kill the moussed music (musicians say it was grunge that did them in). The Bourbon Room is under pressure from the mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a cross between Anita Bryant and Tipper Gore, who pledges to “clean up Sunset Strip” and “take Satan off our streets.” She and her fellow Mothers Against Drunk Rockers then kick

into a rowdy-raunchy rendition of “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” Drew writes songs for Sherrie, Sherrie moons over Drew, but fame ruins romance in La La Land. “The spotlight doesn’t just light them up. It’s makes us disappear,” another waitress warns Sherrie. Thus, does Miss Innocent from Oklahoma wind up in a strip club run by Mary J. Blige, who delivers what passes for a show-stopper here — “Any Way You Want it,” with a choreographed crew of very athletic pole dancers behind her. You will be amazed at the actors who take on singing, often for the first

time onscreen (Baldwin, Malin Akerman as a sexy Rolling Stone reporter, Paul Giamatti as Stacee’s sleazy manager) and don’t embarrass themselves. Cruise, in particular, is a demented delight to watch, all jewel-encrusted dragon’s head codpiece, buttless chaps and selfserious drunken swagger. But the songs, with a few exceptions, lack the urgency of the original renditions. The leads (Hough and Boneta) are so bland and thin-voiced that they seem out of step with 1987, even if they’re exactly what we get from pop stars in our Auto-tune era. You will be stunned at how leg-spreadingly crude

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(fitting the MTV of the times, and the music) a PG-13 movie can be. Miami was nicely dressed down for a film fantasy version of Sunset Strip in the ’80s, vulgar

leather and neon and sports cars and muggers. But seriously, Brother Shankman, what's the point of making “I Love Rock 'n' Roll: The Musical,” if you don't?

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Sheryl Crow – Music icon performing at Walker's Bluff next week