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The Carson Center announces Family Series lineup PADUCAH — The Carson Center has announced the lineup of its 2011-12 Family Series. Tickets for all shows are $18 per adult and $10 per child under 18. Subscriptions to the series are available by calling 270-450-4444 and include a 20 percent discount on tickets and priority seating privileges. Subscriptions include a minimum of four performances. The series includes: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Peter Gros, Sept. 16: While introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members, Gros shares inspirational stories of wildlife filming, travel and conservation. Out of the Mist … A Dragon, Sept. 29: The show uses reproductions of carved masks of Native Americans on the Northwest Coast, Punch and Judy from Europe, and rarely seen shadow puppets from Indonesia. Civil War Voices, Oct. 17: The stirring and passionate true stories of
the people who lived through the greatest conflict in our nation’s history as told in their own words and woven with traditional music of the period that will inspire you in ways you never thought possible. Imaginocean, Oct. 2122: Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. Trout Fishing in America, Nov. 17: Musical partners Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet have garnered four Grammy nominations. “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 6: Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge is transported through time by the Christmas spirits in a search to discover his true self and, in turn, learn the true meaning of Christmas. “Taming of the Shrew,” Jan. 13: One of the best-loved “Battle of the Sexes” is back, with a Wild West flare! Cowboy boots and lassos give a biting punch to this classic. Clifford: The Big Red
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AAPW television taping set for Saturday CARBONDALE — All American Pro Wrestling returns to Carbondale this weekend for its second television taping. The Southern Illinois-based professional wrestling promotion recently announced a broadcast partnership with WSIL TV-3. On Saturday, July 30, it will tape two episodes of “AAPW Collision” at Sports Blast, 1215 E. Walnut St., in Carbondale. The show will be headlined by a double main event of AAPW Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire defending his title against “Old School Warrior” Ax Allwardt and a tag-team match, pitting the Mississippi Madman and KC Jackson against “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony and “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. bell time. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased at allamericanprowrestling.com for $8 in advance. AAPW will continue its monthly taping schedule at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Black Diamond HarleyDavidson warehouse in Marion, the new permanent home of “AAPW Collision.” A number of nontelevised live events are also being planned in the region. — Adam Testa
Farm Bureau hosts fish fry, fun night fundraiser MURPHYSBORO — The Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation will host a fish fry and fun night fundraiser this weekend. The event is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the American Legion in Murphysboro, 1700 Gartside St. The Big Muddy Fryers will be serving fish, fries, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, cake and drinks, and a cash bar will be open all night. Oldies music will be
provided by Glenn Schlimpert and the Geritol Posse. There will also be a silent auction and a new twist on the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $8 for people 12 and older, $4 for children and free for those 3 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Jackson County Farm Bureau, 220 N. 10th St. in Murphysboro. For more information, call 618-684-3129. — Adam Testa
Saturday; parade, 4:30 p.m. Saturday; park activities Daddy’s Secret Christmas: begin 5 p.m. both days; Book signing by author Toby 618-893-2425. Lynn, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July Fort D Days: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 30, The Bookworm, Eastgate Saturday Aug. 6 and 9 a.m.Shopping Center, Carbondale; 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, Fort D 618-457-2665; www.toby Historic Site, Cape Girardeau; lynnbooks.com Fort D protected Cape Girardeau from attack during the Civil War; re-enactors will Classes recreate life in a Civil War fort; Student Center Craft 150th anniversary event; Shop: Variety of crafts and 573-651-3782; fortdhistoric classes offered, SIUC; site.com; visitcape.com 618-453-3636, www.siuc Jour de Fete Arts, Crafts, studentcenter.org. Collectables and Gifts Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 and 10 a.m.Comedy 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, The Carbondale downtown Ste. Genevieve, Comedians: Stand-up Mo.; 18th Century Home and comedy, 9-11 p.m. Garden Tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Station No. 13, Saturday and Sunday; 2400 W. Main St., 573-883-7097 or visit Carbondale; attached to the www.stegenevievejourdefete. old Royal Plaza Inn; 618-529- com. 2424. Bocce Ball Tournament: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13,
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Events Fish Fry, Fun Night: Hosted by The Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, American Legion, 1700 Gartside St., Murphysboro; oldies music by Glenn Schlimpert and the Geritol Posse; silent auction; $8/$4; 618-684-3129. Little Black Dress Party: Tickets on sale Monday, Aug. 1 for fundraiser for The Women’s Center Inc.; Little Black Dress party, Sept. 9, Walker’s Bluff, Carterville; $30; littleblackdressparty.net and www.southerntickets online.com. Union County Museum celebration: 50th anniversary observation, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FridaySaturday, Aug. 5-6, museum, downtown Cobden; in conjunction with the Peach Festival; 618-893-2425. Cobden Peach Festival: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6, Cobden Community Park; carnival, queen contest, food, peach cobbler, bingo, spin and win for peaches and entertainment; 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run, 7:30 a.m.
Herrin Bocce Courts; fourperson teams; $100 entry fee due by Aug. 6; proceeds to the Summer Art for All Children programs;618-3229181. Pulaski County Fair: Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 14-20, Pulaski; pageant, go-kart races, demolition derby, tractor pull, mud races; fair opens 2 p.m. Aug. 14 , horse show, grandstand; parade, 5 p.m., downtown Pulaski; gospel singing and community worship service, 7 p.m. Aug. 14, with Rob Arbeiter, Pastor of the Pulaski Christian Church officiating; 618-342-6212; 618-342-6412.
Films No Reservations: On outdoor screen, 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, Walker’s Bluff, north on Reed Station Road, Carterville; 618-985-8463 or www.walkersbluff.com.
THEATER Metropolis: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Liberty Theater, downtown Murphysboro; film set in 2026 as the elite live in luxury and the workers live deep underground in misery; 1927 film by Fritz Lang; donation requested; 618-684-5880.
Theater ‘Peter Pan’: Today-Sunday, July 28-31 and Monday, Aug. 1, McLeod Theatre, SIUC; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday and 2 p.m. Sunday; $16/$8; playhouse.siuc.edu; www. southernticketsonline.com or 618-453-6000. ‘The Taming of The Shrew’: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Liberty Theater, downtown Murphysboro; presented by Three Graces Theatre; threegracestheatre@gmail. com.
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Little Black Dress Party tickets on sale Monday CARTERVILLE — A popular Southern Illinois event has a new home this year. The annual Little Black Dress party benefitting The Women’s Center Inc. will move to Walker’s Bluff this fall. Tickets for the Sept. 9 event go on sale to the public Monday, Aug. 1. They can be purchased online at www.littleblackdress party.net and www.southerntickets online.com and also at Shryock Auditorium, McLeod Theater and Walker’s Bluff. Pre-sale receptions will take place each Thursday in August, beginning at the Blue Martin, 215 E. Main St., in Carbondale on Aug. 4. General admission tickets to the Little Black Dress party are $30 and include a beach bag, wine glass, meal and dessert bar, entertainment by Skee Prior Blues and bus transportation. — Adam Testa
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Reception for Lange’s quilt exhibit is Friday
Museum seeks input for hot rod exhibit
describes herself as “strictly an amateur,” her quilts are an inspiration to anyone interested in the artform. A reception for the exhibit, which remains on display through August, is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Carbondale Civic Center.
CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University Carbondale University Museum is seeking hot rod enthusiasts in the region. Museum staff want to hear about locals’ cars and their memories of driving American muscle and photos to back up those stories. Nate Steinbrink, curator of exhibits, seeks additional materials for “Goin’ Fast and Lookin’ Good: Hot Rods in Southern Illinois,” an exhibit scheduled for display from Aug. 23 to Nov. 10. Other exhibit-related activities include an exhibit reception on Sept. 9 and a cruise set for Oct. 22. “Some things just get better with age — especially hot rods,” Steinbrink said. “‘Goin’ Fast and Lookin’ Good’ takes a look at some of the creations and the people who shaped hot rodding, specifically in the Southern Illinois area. This exhibition will not be encyclopedic, but will be a sweet slice of hot roddin’ culture.” Steinbrink defines the golden age of hot rods as the era from about 1940 to about 1970. He wants: pictures of hot rods and racers in Southern Illinois and stories about hot rodding and racing. Steinbeck also plans to identify significant Southern Illinois sites that pertain to the hot rod experience -drive-ins, garages, hang-out spots and so on. If you can help, contact Nate Steinbrink at 618-453-7413 or email at email@example.com. The exhibition team is collecting items through Aug. 23. They can scan photos on the spot and return them to you immediately. They also seek loans for the exhibit.
CARBONDALE — A colorful array of quilts created by local fiber artist Susan Lange are on display at Carbondale Civic Center. Lange describes her experience with quilting as an “adventure” that began with a “simple little class” her daughters took in high school. While she
— Adam Testa
CCA seeks stories, artifacts from Glove Factory CARBONDALE — Carbondale Community Arts is seeking stories and artifacts related to the former Good Luck Glove Factory in Carbondale. Representatives of the organization will be at Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Saturday,
Aug. 13, to collect information and materials. These items will be used as part of a Smithsonian exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” which is coming to Southern Illinois from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12. A special section of the exhibit will focus on the factory. The exhibit will be housed at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale University Museum and will examine the concept of work in America from several perspectives.
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hot rodding and racing sought; photos can be scanned; deadline, Aug. 23; 618-4537413 or nstein@siu. edu. Heart & Soul Art Exhibit: Deadline Sept. 2, Paducah City Hall; non-professional artists; entries are limited; exhibition dates, Sept. 7-Oct. 3; 270-4431200.
Rainbow Trail;” his works in watercolor, pen and ink and Open Photography mixed media will be on display; Competition: By Little Egypt through July 31; 618- 303-3183 Arts Association, Marion; open or www.anthillgallery.com. to Southern Illinois residents; R. Buckminster Fuller: deadline Sunday, July 31; call Works relating to the life of R. 618-998-8530 for an entry Buckminster Fuller, Holistic form. Wellness Institute, Murdale Artifacts and Stories Shopping Center, Carbondale; wanted: Carbondale 618-319-4751. Community Arts is searching Ben Gelman: Photo display Exhibits for artifacts on Good Luck by the former Southern Glove Factory; Varsity Center Member’s Choice: Starts Illinoisan columnist, University for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Monday, Aug. 1, Little Egypt Museum, SIUC; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Carbondale, from 10 a.m.Arts Centre, 601 Tower Square, Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 and Marion; paintings, fiber, Saturday; free; through Aug. 5; from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, photographs, mixed media, www. museum.siu.edu or Aug. 13; information will be jewelry; through Sept. 30; 618-453-5388. used in The Way We Worked www.littleegyptarts.com. Metals student Sarah Exhibit, Oct. 1 through Nov. 12; Photographs Of Renshaw: University Museum, 618-457-5100. Illustrations And Collages: By SIUC; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdayThe 48 Hour Film Project: Debbie Motsinger, gallery, Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday; Filmmaking competition Varsity Center For The Arts, free; through Aug. 5; challenges teams to complete Carbondale; through July 31. www.museum.siu.edu or an entire film in 48 hours; Sunrise and Sunset: 618-453-5388. challenge comes to Paducah, Photography show, Little Momentary Skyscrapers: Aug. 12-14; www.48hour Egypt Art Centre, 601 Tower Grain Elevators of the Midwest, film.com/tour/how.php. Square, Marion; through July a photographic exhibit by Goin’ Fast and Lookin’ 31; www.littleegyptarts.com. David Hammond, University Good: Hot Rods in Southern John F. Boyd: A Museum, SIUC; hours, 10 a.m.Illinois exhibit seeks photos; Retrospective Exhibit, anthill 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and stories to be displayed from gallery & vintage curiosities, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; free; Aug. 23-Nov. 10, University 102 Front St., Cobden; Boyd through Aug. 5; www.museum. Museum, SIUC; pictures of hot was awarded an Emmy in 1997 siu.edu or 618-453-5388. rods and racers; stories about for a program titled “The Vincentennial: The Legacy
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pepper or mspepper2007 @hotmail.com. Celebrating the Wildlife & Landscape of Campus Lake: Photography by Al Parr. Art Alley Gallery, second floor of the SIUC Student Center; through Sept. 15; www.dialparr.com. A Parade of Quilts: Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake, north of Benton; varied display of unique art quilts created by members of the Illinois Artisans Program; both traditional and modern designs; through Sept. 15; 618-629-2220. Civil War Era Quilts: Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake, north of Benton; includes a quilt from Anna whose fabrics include both Union and Confederate uniforms, said to be the sons of the maker; exit 77 off of Interstate 57; hours, 9-5 p.m. daily; free; through Sept. 30;
THEATER 618-629-2220. Down On The Farm: Memories of Not That Long Ago, Gen. John A. Logan Museum, 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro; through midNovember; 618-303-0569 or johnaloganmuseum@globaley es.net. Ongoing art exhibit: Juhree Veach, Janet Altoff and Tom Horn, StarView Vineyards, 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden; 618-893-9463 or www.starviewvineyards.com. Jo Loomis: Williamson County Pavilion, Marion; paintings of landscapes, seascapes, people, pets; 618-889-5330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception Fiber art: By Susan Lange, Corridor gallery, Carbondale Civic Center; reception, 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29; through August; 618-457-5100.
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Coffeehouses, Cafés and Eateries Magician David Ranalli: Comical sleight of hand, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Blue Martin, 215 E. Main St., Carbondale; 618-549-4326; www.theblue martin.com.
Wineries Bill Booth: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Rustle Hill Winery Triple Shot: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Von Jakob Orchard Christian Hale: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery J. Brown Band: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Blue Sky Vineyard Swamp Tigers: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, The Bluffs Winery Ivas John: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, StarView Vineyards Breeden Bradley & Maze: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery Wil Maring & Robert
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TONIGHT BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Opry Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Non Stop Reggae PK’s: Clutters/Angel Sluts Tres Hombres: The Lowdown Brass Band, 10 p.m. WHITE ASH The White Ash Barn: Lindell and Bob and the Boys, 7-10 p.m.
MONDAY MARION Marion Youth Center: Ragtag Band, 7-10 p.m.
TUESDAY 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: Rural Kings/Ol’ Fishkins Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Your Villain, My Hero PK’s: Great Gatsby Jazx Orchestra Tres Hombres: Barnacle Billy and the Zebra Mussels, 10 p.m. INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance Barn: Just Us, 7-10 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Rebel Country Band, 7-10 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Jeanita Spillman & The Sentimental Swing Band, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: Dave Caputo Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY CARBONDALE Carbondale Eagles: Bob Donze All Stars 7-10 p.m.; ballroom dancing Hangar 9: The Soothsayers Jug Band Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Funky Monks, tribute to Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10:30 p.m. PK’s: Guy Morgan and FT Crew COELLO The Italian Club: AUT 6, 8 p.m.-midnight HERRIN Perfect Shot: One Finger Flying
MARION Kip & Traci’s Colonial Club: Heath Hollowman unplugged Marion Eagles: Way Back Machine, 8 p.m.-midnight Ramesses: Steve Kessler and The Wing It Band. SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance Barn: Broken Spoke, 7-10 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.
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MARION Marion Eagles: Roger Black and The Honky Tonk Cowboys, 6-10 p.m.
20’s Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion 618-997-8325 Anna VFW: 70 VFW Lane, Anna 618833-5182 Carbondale Eagles: 1206 W. Linden, Carbondale 618-529-9345 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 Enrico’s: 208 S. Main St., Royalton 618-984-2071 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 Kip & Traci’s Colonial Club: 1602 Old Creal Springs Road, Marion 618997-6989 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 618Maddie’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 618997-3424 Murphysboro Elks Lodge: 1809 Shomaker Drive Murphysboro 618684-4541. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville 618-2184676 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 618-5493348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Pyramid Acres Marina: 12171 Marina Road, Marion 618-964-1184 Steelhorse Saloon and Campground: 202 Dewmaine Lane, Carterville 618-985-6713 The Crossing: 300 S. 9th St., Mount Vernon 618-244-6450 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-993-3035 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 618-937-3718 White Ash Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash 618-997-4979 Wit and Wisdom Nutritional Site: 225 E. Poplar St., West Frankfort 618937-3070 Xrossroads: 101 Rushing Drive, Herrin 618-993-8393 Zeigler Eagles: 114 N. Main St., Zeigler 618-596-5651
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Runaway Home brings clean performance to Walker’s Bluff this weekend COUNTRY SCENE Vince Hoffard
Runaway Home Country music band; 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30; Walker’s Bluff; free admission. usicians have a reputation for being messy. They like to check into hotel rooms and start ripping things apart as soon as the door to the guest room closes. Food is smashed into the carpet, floors are saturated with spilled beverages and bath tubs become giant coolers. Furniture is constantly banged around and rearranged. By the time the maid arrives the next morning, the damage can be pretty extensive. Luckily not all bands behave this way. Desk clerks across American breathe a silent sigh of relieve when they see the Runaway Home entourage checking in for the night. The harmony section of the group — 44-year-old twin sisters Lisa and Teresa McCarter — have operated a residential cleaning service since 1993. They know firsthand what it is like tackle situations that were needlessly created by thoughtless juvenile action. On the road, they tend to leave places better than when they checked-in. The cleaning service was opened out of necessity. Raised in Sevierville, Tenn., in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, the girls grew up singing harmony for their two-year older sister, Jennifer. The tremendous vocals of The McCarters earned them a Warner Brothers record deal in 1988. In a brief three-year career, The McCarters released seven
Billboard singles and hit the elusive Top 10 with “The Gift,” “Timeless And True Love” and “Up And Gone.” When the group’s last two singles flopped, Jennifer McCarter decided to leave the business and start raising a family. The twins continued working in the music business until 1996, when Lisa developed a callus on her vocal cord and was ordered by doctors not to sing for two years. To help meet financial obligations, the cleaning business was formed. It appeared the musical dream for the McCarter twins had permanently slipped away when Lisa and her husband of 18 years innocently went out for a hamburger at the local bar last year. At the establishment called The Filling Station, they heard a couple outstanding songwriters perform. A month later, Teresa joined her sister at the club for a repeat performance by the songwriters. “We ran up on these guys last year,” Lisa McCarter said. “We invited them over to our house and started singing around the kitchen table. Something special happened. It sounded really good. We made some demo tapes, sent them out to folks and doors started opening.” It should be noted that the McCarters were not sitting at the table with rank amateurs. They were in the presence of proven musical veterans with very impressive résumés. Oklahoma native Mark Elliott is a protégé of folk legend Tom Paxton, who was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He opened for Paxton on a tour in 1988, but would eventually relocate to Nashville and write songs for major acts like Neal McCoy and the late Chris LeDoux. Elliott has released seven
Runaway Home will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Walker’s Bluff.
albums. He owns and operates Cub Creek Sound recording studio. Gary Culley is a master of the stringed instrument. He is accomplished on guitar, mandolin and banjo. He perfected his instrumental skills at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He moved to Nashville in 1991, was a staff writer at Sony and worked closely with the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Words & Music program. Culley and Elliott would eventually meet and form a close friendship. They became “twin brothers from different mothers.” As the Culley and Elliott duo, they toured extensively from coast-tocoast to support their critically acclaimed 1993 “Flight of Dreams” album, which earned them many accolades,
including the coveted Kerriville New Folk Award. The duo was searching for a magical vocal combination last year when they were plucking guitars around a Tennessee kitchen table with The McCarters. “We all knew as soon as we started singing that there was going to be enormous potential. It has been a roller coaster ride from the beginning,” Lisa McCarter said. “This is just like starting over for us. We just want to sing and share the gift that God gave us.” The McCarters said they were instantly captivated by the smooth vocals of Elliott and Culley, which conjured up memories of James Taylor, Glen Campbell, Jim Croce, John Denver and the Eagles. Runaway Home was
officially formed last year at a dinner meeting at Maggiano’s Italian restaurant in Nashville. At rehearsals, the group quickly learned 45 songs, including a powerhouse cover of Don Williams and Emmylou Harris hit “If I Needed You.” “Our music sounds organic. It’s stripped down and bare,” said Teresa McCarter. “We don’t hit you with a wall of sound. It’s got a definite unplugged feel.” Finding a unique sound with a mixture of country, bluegrass and folk, Runaway Home will almost certainly be classified in the Americana genre with its debut album, scheduled for release later this year. The group has recorded 15 original songs. Lisa McCarter says they are all powerful, but she especially likes “Not Even New Orleans,” which is about Elliott going through a divorce, and “His Love,” a gospel tune that is reminiscent of Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey.” “We are always a sucker for a ballad,” Teresa McCarter said. In concert, Elliott provides a majority of lead vocals, Culley pulls the instrumental load and the McCarters sing harmony. The band is rounded out my Lisa Horngren on upright bass and Chip Chipoletti on percussion/drums. Not forgetting their mountain roots, the McCarters always manage to work a little clog dancing into every show. Runaway Home will be performing from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Walker’s Bluff, near Carbondale. Admission is free. Patrons should bring lawns chairs for the outdoor concert. Wil Maring and Robert Bowling will perform from 3-6 p.m. to open the show. VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-658-9095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Concerts Southern Illinois Fools for Rowan: 7 p.m., today, July 28, Turley Park, Carbondale, part of Sunset Concert Series; 618-536-3393 or www.spc4fun.com. Hot Sauce: Brown Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale; bring a lawn chair; www. carbondalemainstreet.com. The Smoky Hollow String Band: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Cobden; part of the Cobden Peach Festival. Grant Harp: Brown Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale.
Battle of The Bands: 711 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, St. Andrew Church and School grounds, 723 Mulberry St. , Murphysboro; school festival, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13; music by Remedy, 7-11 p.m. Saturday; bring a lawn chair. Du Quoin State Fair: Josh Turner, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27; Matthew West and the Jon Henninger Band, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31; Marty Stuart and Connie Smith, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1; Willie Nelson, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2; Finger Eleven, 7:30 p.m., Saturday Sept. 3; www.agr. state.il.us/dq/index. php?pg130.
Indiana Lloyd Wood: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Boot City Opry, 11800 South U.S. 41,
Terre Haute; $11; www.boot cityopry.com or 812-299-8379. Bob Dylan and His Band: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, Roberts Stadium, Evansville; tickets now on sale; $25-$55; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Kenny Chesney: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, Roberts Stadium, Evansville; tickets now on sale; $49.50-$79.50; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Kentucky Stars of Tomorrow: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $16-$7.50; www.kentuckyopry.com. Natasha Neely and Janie Jett and Jerry: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $8-$21; 270-527-3869; www.kentuckyopry.com.
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Fools for Rowan close out Sunset Concerts CARBONDALE — The 2011 Sunset Concert series comes to a close tonight with a performance by alternative rock/pop group Fools for Rowan. Only eight months after releasing its debut album in November 2009, the band had already toured from coast to coast, opening for rock heavyweights Halestorm, Sick Puppies, Trapt and Adelitas Way and performing at annual Fourth of July music juggernaut Summerfest in Milwaukee. The music video for the group’s song “Dead” has been featured on Fuse TV and its music has been played on more than 200 radio stations nationwide. The band hails from Nashville, the same hometown as Paramore and Kings of Leon, two worldwide favorites that Fools for Rowan are often compared to because of the band’s bended guitar chords and female lead singer. — Adam Testa
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Genre shootout: Western has a dust-up with aliens Cowboys and Aliens Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference; starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde; directed by Jon Favreau; opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion. BY GEOFF BOUCHER MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS
ABIQUIU, N.M. — You see the strangest things in the desert. Last year, for instance, if you followed a ridgeline here you would have discovered a massive alien spaceship and, nearby, James Bond strumming a ukulele beneath a wispy tamarix tree. “Wait around,” he muttered, “and Indiana Jones might show up too.” The man with the four-string uke was actor Daniel Craig, who is best known as the British spy 007 but was on this particular day on location with “Cowboys & Aliens,” an audacious $180 million
film that also stars “Raiders of the Lost Ark” hero Harrison Ford. Both actors have brought grim, granite stares to the project, which leads to a nagging question: Is this film as silly as its title or as fierce as its famous faces? “I’m not sure anyone knows what to make of this movie,” Craig said as he plucked away on a Beatles ballad. “But you know that’s not necessarily a bad thing.” The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, is set in the 1870s in a blister-scab town called Absolution that kneels before a cattle baron named Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford). One day a wounded man (Craig) arrives with a strange metal device affixed to his wrist and zero memory. The Man With No Name, it turns out, is an Old West victim of alien abduction. The film, which also stars Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, is structured like a Western and (somewhat) resists the contemporary approach of nonstop action in favor of
commentary,” Favreau said with marvel in his voice. “What happened with this film is you had creators like Ron Howard and Steven who are very passionate about the Western genre and saw here an opportunity to tap into that in a big and crowd-pleasing way.” One crowd that needs to be pleased are all the STUDIO money people. The movie Harrison Ford (left) and Daniel Craig star in ‘Cowboys and arrives with three Aliens,’ which opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale financiers (Spielberg’s and AMC Centre 8 in Marion. DreamWorks Studios, Spielberg, as executive building toward a big Universal Pictures and producer, was so engaged Relativity Media), two showdown, a la “High by the possibilities of the Noon.” At the same time, distributors (Universal in story that he arranged for the U.S. and Canada, it promises the visualFavreau and two of the effects velocity and Paramount overseas) and crackle of today’s summer screenwriters, Damon 16 credited producers or Lindelof (“Lost”) and films. If all that sounds executive producers. In like a tall order, well, check Roberto Orci (“Star these tight-margin days Trek”), to join him for a back after the premiere. it’s not unusual to see a lot The core of that concept private screening of John of Hollywood players Ford’s “The Searchers.” and the film’s title come splitting the risk on a big “He sat over our from an obscure, smallproject, but Howard said press comic book series by shoulders at a screening the herd behind “Cowboys Scott Mitchell Rosenberg room on the Warner Bros. & Aliens” went well lot and gave us a running and the potential of it beyond the norm. (and winding path of the property) has brought together a startling posse of Hollywood big names. Ron Howard and Brian Cosmo and Lemon drop coolers Grazer are two of the producers and Steven Buck off pitchers and carafes
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‘The Smurfs’ An early 1980s cartoon hits the 21st century big screen this weekend, as ‘The Smurfs’ hits theaters. The movie, combining live action with CGI animation, stars Neil Patrick Harris and the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry and George Lopez. Directed by Raja Gosnell, the movie is rated PG for mild rude humor and action. It opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.
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‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ works most of the time; Gosling steals the show Crazy, Stupid, Love. *** Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language; starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Marisa Tomei; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa; opens Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion. BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS
Ryan Gosling is ripped, randy and risible in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” It’s an ensemble romantic farce that has the “serious” actor let his funny flag fly. Yeah, it’s a Steve Carell comedy, sort of the dark, divorcing sequel to “Date Night.” But Gosling, Emma Stone and Marisa Tomei make this film from the directing duo who gave us “I Love You Phillip Morris” work. Most of the time. Carell is Cal, a slovenly bore who thinks a polo shirt and sports jacket over rumpled khakis and cross-training shoes is appropriate date-night attire. He’s stopped trying. And Emily (Julianne Moore) has noticed. She dumps him in a crowded restaurant. Cal shuts down. He’s in shock. So Emily fills the void with chatter, confessions. She’s slept with someone else. “We haven’t been ‘us,’ not for a long time.” Cal steps out of the moving car just to shut her up. Hannah (Emma Stone) is a young lawyer-to-be, sitting in a bar as her snarky gal pal (Liza
icky as you might fear, but still, ewwww. And it’s certainly not worth the effort the movie expends trying to make this unconventional love triangle funny, sweet and charming and not creepy. The best scenes come when Jacob takes pity on fellow barfly Cal and teaches him “the game.” He gives Cal a makeover and shows him how to get women’s attention, get them to talk about themselves and get them into bed. The first lady Cal has a shot with is the great Marisa Tomei, who amusingly dials it up a few notches here. “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” has a few quiet moments as we mourn over the marriage that’s lost. But it follows those serious moments with serious tomfoolery — comical sexual encounters, Jacob’s way of slapping Cal to get his attention, the stupid things teenagers do to try and impress a member of the opposite sex. The story loses track of Hannah for a long stretch, finds only a couple of laughs with Moore and the office romance that busted up her marriage and stops cold pretty much any time we focus on the teens. So “Crazy, Stupid” overreaches. Too many
Lapira, hilarious) blasts her with “Your life is so PG-13!” That’s before Jacob (Gosling) slithers across the room and makes his move. “Hannah, you’re really wearing that dress like you’re doing it a favor.” She’s a lawyer? “Permission to approach the bench.” Yeah, he’s a cliché. But when you buy expensive drinks and let slip that you’re “a real tomcat in the sack,” well, plainly that gets results. Hannah may say “No” now, but Jacob’s not hurting. All through the movie, we see him approach and alternately charm and insult gorgeous women — too much makeup earns one bombshell the instant nickname “fancy face.” He always finishes with “Let’s get outta here.” And Jacob always finishes. The third set of characters we follow are the weakest. Cal’s 13-year-old son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) has a crush on the family babysitter, the gawky 17-year-old Jessica (Analeigh Tipton). That’s not going anywhere, despite his declarations of her as his “soul mate.” Because Jessica has a crush on Robbie’s dad. Ewwwww. It’s not as
Steve Carrell and Julianne Moore star in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ It opens Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.
issues are flirted with to be adequately addressed. Too many characters are followed to give everybody his due. It has a contrived and farcical climax and then directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa can’t resist staggering into
a long anti-climax. But as a Steve Carell comedy, it works. He plays the victim well, the guy romantically in over his head ever better. Surrounding him with people this funny — Ryan Gosling, who knew? —
pays off in big, crude laughs of the kind he hasn’t delivered since he was a “40-Year-OldVirgin.” Whatever the other cast members saw in this script, Carell stepping into “Crazy” shows him to be crazy like a fox.
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