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Saturday, June 30, Elks Park, July 4 Events Lake of Egypt Road A Carbondale tradition has Marion: Tuesday, July 3 a new home. For years, the through Thursday, July 5, Carbondale Lions Club has Rent One Park. Fireworks launched its Fourth of July after baseball games fireworks from the SIU Marion: Dusk, Wednesday, campus, but the July 4, by Knights of construction of a new track- Columbus, St. Joseph and-field complex prevented Catholic Church, 600 N. the campus from continuing Russell St. to host the event. The group Metropolis: Dusk, has partnered with University Wednesday, July 4, Harrah’s Mall to move the display to Metropolis an auxiliary parking lot near Mill Creek: Dusk, the ShowPlace 8 theater. Wednesday, July 4, village Here is a list of other park, eight miles south of fireworks displays planned in Jonesboro Southern Illinois: Mount Vernon: Dusk, Wednesday, July 4, Mount Fireworks Schedule Vernon Airport Murphysboro: Dusk, Anna: Dusk, Wednesday, Wednesday, July 4, Riverside July 4, Anna City Park Park Benton: Dusk, Saturday, Steeleville: 10 p.m. June 30, Rend Lake Dam and Wednesday, July 4, American Visitors Center, near Benton Bush: Dusk, Saturday, June Legion Park Vienna: Dusk, Wednesday, 30, Bush Park July 4, city ballpark Carbondale: 9 p.m. West Frankfort: Dusk, Wednesday, July 4; change of Wednesday, July 4, city park venue, University Mall, southeast auxiliary parking Celebrations lot Carterville: Dusk, Benton/Rend Lake: Wednesday, July4, Cannon Saturday, June 30, Dam and Park Visitor Center. Rend Lake Christopher: Dusk, Festival begins at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 4, Dennison entertainment, music, food, Park children’s area; bring lawn Du Quoin: Dusk, Tuesday, chairs; $5 per vehicle. July 3, Du Quoin State Carterville: Independence Fairgrounds Day Celebration, Wednesday, Goreville: 9 p.m. July 4; patriotic parade starts Wednesday, July 4, city park 6 p.m. from location of old Harrisburg: Dusk, high school to Cannon Park; Wednesday, July 4, Saline concessions and live County Fairgrounds entertainment. Herrin: Dusk, Wednesday, Goreville: Freedom Fest, July 4, city park 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4; Lake of Egypt: Dusk, food, children’s area,

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concerts at the park; parade, 4 p.m. followed by concert, 5:30 p.m. Herrin: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Herrin Park; music by Egyptian Combo; concessions and glow sticks available. Kaskaskia Island: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Site. French Colonial Marines from Fort de Chartres will be on site. Chester Municipal Band will perform patriotic music. Sponsored by the Chester VFW and American Legion Posts, City of Chester, Kaskaskia Church Foundation and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Mill Creek: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Village Park, Illinois 127, eight miles south of Jonesboro; concert by Backdraft, 6-9 p.m., park; bring food and beverages, lawn chairs. Mount Vernon: Fourth of July Salute to Freedom, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Mount Vernon Airport; entertainment, food, children’s area. Murphysboro: American Legion baseball, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4; music at Riverside Band Shell. Steeleville: Celebration runs Sunday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 4. American Legion Baseball Round Robin Tournament, arts and crafts, city park, entertainment by Kickn’ Kountry; Firecracker 3K Race, carnival rides; parade, 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Ringing of Kaskaskia bell marks tradition KASKASKIA — The public is invited to join in a 234-year-old tradition next week, when Fourth of July event organizers celebrate the holiday by ringing the “Liberty Bell of the West” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. The ceremonious ringing marks its 43rd anniversary this year, but the history and significance of the act extends much further back into history. On July 4, 1778, the bell at Kaskaskia was rung after George Rogers Clark and his troops occupied the fort there during the Revolutionary War. The bell was given to the church in Kaskaskia by King Louis XV of France in 1741, making it 11 years older than Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell. The bell, and Kaskaskia by proxy, was recently featured on the History Channel’s “How the States Got Their Shapes.” The Chester Municipal Band, directed by Steve Colonel, will perform patriotic music. Local Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as French Marines from Fort de Chartres, will also participate in the event. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. — Adam Testa

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Ohio River, Justin Livingston Memorial Park, Elizabethtown; Jerry Seinfeld: 7 p.m. parade, games, car show, live Thursday, June 28, The Carson music, barbecue and a Center, Paducah; $80/$68; fireworks display; 800-248270-450-4444; www.the 4373 www.hardincountyil.org. carsoncenter.org. DWOS fundraiser: Girl Archery Tournament and Scouts of Southern Illinois’ Festival: Today-Sunday, July 1, Dancing With OUR Stars event, Mermet Lake Fish and Wildlife 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, Area, off US 45, Massac Krieger’s Convention Center, County; newest and latest Holiday Inn, Mount Vernon; products, seminars and adults only; silent auction, presentations, youth programs 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m. and activities; practice range and the Celebrity Star Dance and a chance to watch and competition, 7:30 p.m.; also, meet some of the sport’s top guests can dance until professionals; www.metropolis midnight; $45 includes dinner tourism.com 800-248-4373 and dancing; 618-242-5079 or All American Pro email ewilson@gsofsi.org. Wrestling’s Summer Chaos: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Theater Black Diamond HarleyDavidson Warehouse, Marion; Bye, Bye Birdie: Summer $12/$10/$8; free for veterans; musical presented by Pyramid aapwrestling.com. Players, 7:30 p.m. ThursdayElizabethtown Friday June 28-29, Rend Lake Homecoming Festival: College, Ina; $12; 618-521-1794 Saturday, June 30, along the or www.pyramidplayers.org.

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Main Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon; through July 29; 618242-1236; Chicago: 7:30 p.m. FridayMusawwir, Kathleen Shaffner www.cedarhurst.org. Saturday July 6-7 and July 13- and artists from River to River The Allure of the Vessel: 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 and Little Egypt Arts The Beal Grand Corridor and July 15, McLeod Theater, Associations; through June 30; Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for Communications Building, www.carbondalearts.org. the Arts, Mount Vernon; SIU; $25/$10; 618-453-6000; Historic Structures & through July 29; 618-242SouthernTicketsOnline.com. Machinery 6: Little Egypt Arts 1236; www.cedarhurst.org. Centre, Tower Square, Marion; Jon Burgerman: Color Me silent auction; closing Art Events Silly, The Beck Family Center reception, 4 p.m. Saturday, Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for Thursday Night Live: July 14; 618-998-8530; the Arts, Mount Vernon; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, www.littleegyptarts.com. through July 29; 618-242Mount Vernon; exhibits, Jeff Ray: Acrylic paintings, 1236; www.cedarhurst.org. programs and activities; each Harrisburg District Library; Southern Illinois Thursday, through Aug. 30; through July 22; title, Wildlife Wilderness Landscapes: art-related programs for a and More. Photographer Taylor Reed, variety of interests and age Centering the Circle: Luna Gallery Exhibition, Yellow groups; open until 8 p.m.; Ceramics by Craig Rhodes, Moon Cafe, Cobden; large www.cedarhurst.org; 618-242Regenhardt Gallery, metal-print photographs; 1236. Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, through July 31; hours, 9 a.m.Mount Vernon; through July 2 p.m., Wednesday through Exhibits 29; 618-242-1236; Friday, reopening Friday at www.cedarhurst.org. 6 p.m. and opens at 9 a.m. Studio Visits: Carbondale Cinematic Subjects: Sun Saturday; www.yellowmoon Civic Center Corridor Gallery; Smith-Foret and Jamie Adams, cafe.com. artists include Najjar Abdul-

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THEATER Sensation, Revelation: Themes and Variations In Color and Form, University Museum, SIU; through Aug. 3; www.museum.siu.edu or 618-453-5388. Necessary Art: Mixedmedia by Rebecca Trammel and wood craft by Mike Nosovitsky, anthill gallery, 102 N. Front St., Cobden; 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. The Kilenge: Life in New Guinea Villages, University Museum, SIU; anthropological fieldwork by Philip Dark and Joel Maring; photos and artifacts; www.museum.siu. edu; 618-453-5388.

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SIU to host historic art display University Museum Reception Meet-and-greet with artists, music, food and wine; 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 29; University Museum, Faner Hall, SIUC BY ADAM TESTA THE SOUTHERN

CARBONDALE — Mike Chervinko first learned of petroglyphs — prehistoric rock art — hidden throughout the Southern Illinois landscape while he was in college. The promise of these hidden treasures held his interest for a while, but eventually, that and his desire to learn

photography faded. About two and a half years ago, though, he caught the bug again and found himself wanting to search out the region’s ancient art. Now, he’s embarked on that quest and documented more than 30 petroglyphs in Jackson County. He uses an antique-style camera — “it’s twice as old as I am,” he jokes — and a dark room to capture the images in as authentic of a light as possible. His travels take him deep into the Shawnee National Forest, sometimes to places with no traces of recent human exploration. He crosses some rugged terrain and has to use a

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compass to ensure he doesn’t become completely lost in the confines of the woods. “There really aren’t any directions or signs to these places,” he said. “It’s not easy. I’ve had a few almost panic moments with some of these.” But the fruits of his labor are a magnificent collection of detailed photographs and imagery. Through his work, people can experience and see the pre-historic remnants of art without braving the conditions of nature. Chervinko’s work will be on display at the University Museum at SIU Carbondale through the summer and into the fall semester. He will also be taking part in a reception for all the summer exhibits from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 29. The museum will be open regular hours until Aug. 3 and then by appointment until the start of the fall semester.

Southern Illinois, SIUC anthropologists Phillip Dark and Joel Maring traveled to another part of the world to study and document indigenous populations of what is now Papua New Guinea. The duo took photographs and brought back artifacts telling the story of the Kilenge. Their collections are now on display in an exhibit curated by Lori Huffman, the museum’s curator of collections, and graduate student Kristi Lueker. A third exhibit this summer featuring photography is “Road Trips,” highlighting the works of Susie Phillips of Murphysboro. Most of her photos on display were taken on drives through Southern Illinois, but some extend to other parts of the country, as well. She features a diversity of subjects and techniques in her photos, ranging from close-up shots of flowers to wide-angle scenes of nature and the world around us. Promoting Two Carterville artists, local artists Bea Phillips and Steven Chervinko is only one of Martin, come together for several local artists a joint exhibit, “Stories in showcasing their works at Fiber and Wood.” Martin the University Museum contributed several of his this summer, creating a intricate wood carvings, wide array of exhibits most of which double as featuring everything from small boxes or storage photography to units, though one can’t woodcarving to quilting. always tell at first glance. “In the summer, we try Many of the words feature to showcase both local and hidden compartments that national shows,” said pull out of the base. museum director Dona Phillips contributed a Bachman. “Above all, we number of wall-hanging have so much talent in the fiber quilts that depict a area. We’d be very amiss if variety of images. They we didn’t feature the range from a simple design talent we have in Southern worked on by three Illinois.” generations of her family On par with Chervinko’s to more colorful, elaborate photography work of depictions like one of a remnants of prehistoric volcano.

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Wood pieces, including this one named ‘Fish,’ are on display at University Museum in Carbondale.

“Almost all of them have stories behind them,” Bachman said. “Sometimes they’re very personal; other times they’re more pictorial.” Another exhibit on display features items from the Mitchell Collection of Small Metal Treasures. Polly WinklerMitchell’s mother collected many metal miniatures and passed them on to her daughter. Polly and her husband Marion Mitchell have added to the collection through the years and have contributed some of them to the summer programs at the museum. The items feature everything from metal art to an old-time stapler, mixing the artistic with the utilitarian. The final locally coordinated showcase exhibit is called, “Sensation, Revelation” and features art by a number of different pieces of artwork that explore the themes and variations of color. Curated by Education Director Bob DeHoet, the exhibit features works from the museum’s permanent collection by Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Patrick Caulfield, Patrick Heron, John Hoyland, Patrick Hughes, Kenneth Martin and Victor Vasarely. “It’s not just art that is colorful but artists who

are consciously studying the effects of color,” Bachman said.

History through art Joining the displays of local artists’ work will be an exhibit that has been seen across the country. “American Spirit” features selections from the Wells Fargo corporate art collection. Wells Fargo agents in any part of the United States can put in a request for the exhibit to be brought to their area. Barbara Blacklock, a Carbondale-based adviser with the company, helped bring it to the University Museum. The exhibit includes a series of paintings and artwork by different artists, including George Catlin, George Caleb Bingham, Roy Lichtenstein, Fritz Scholder and Andy Warhol. Together, the different images look at the progression of American life and history, with works focused on the world wars, women’s suffrage and politics. “It’s almost a survey of American history,” Bachman said. “A lot of it was picked because it has connections to the Midwest.” adam.testa@thesouthern.com 618-351-5031


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Montgomery Gentry, Heart Jeff Batson set to play at three local venues headed to Walker’s Bluff COUNTRY

CARTERVILLE — Already known for its fine dining and unique atmosphere, Walker’s Bluff is quickly establishing a reputation as a top-tier concert venue, as well. The winery has hosted performances from Charlie Daniels and Sheryl Crow in recent weeks and will welcome two big-name musical duos later this year. Country music stars Montgomery Gentry will perform on Saturday, July 21, and rock duet Heart will take the stage Sept. 16. Both concerts will be at the Legends Amphitheatre. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry arrived on the national music scene in 1999 with the single “Hillbilly Shoes,” launching a career that would take them to the top of the industry. They contribute their success to the fact that no matter how famous they’ve gotten or how many records they’ve sold, they remain the same Kentucky boys they were when they started. “We are blue-collar workers and we lived the songs that we sing,” Gentry said on the band’s website. “Because of that, our fans are able to make the connection, and when they hear our songs, they know

we are singing with passion and we know what we are talking about.” The duo has released 14 Top 10 singles, including five No. 1 tracks: “Something to be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll with Me.” They recently released their latest album, Rebels on the Run.” Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson made their presence felt on the national entertainment scene in the 1970s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and others, as they proved to be frontrunners in the industry by not only performing rock songs but also writing their own material. Heart has sold 35 million album through their career and produced songs used in several movies and television series, including “Jerry McGuire” and “Almost Famous,” according to the band’s website. Tickets for Montgomery Gentry are $45 or $100 for VIP admission. Heart tickets are $60 or $125 for VIP. Both are on sale now at www.southerntickets online.com.

— Adam Testa

Rock” for country star Tracy Lawrence. It was the title track for a 2009 SCENE album that cracked the Top 20 on the country charts Vince Hoffard and made it into the Top 5 of contemporary Christian music. Jeff Batson He received national 9-midnight July 6, Trail’s attention for co-writing “Make a Wish” with Laura End Lodge, Cobden; Bryna, an artist for the 6-9 p.m. July 7, Rustle Hill Clint Black-owned Equity Winery, Cobden; 1-4 p.m. Music Group. The song July 8, The Blue Boar, Anna was produced by Cairo native Kyle Lehning and eff Batson knew it was would become the title cut practically impossible from her debut album. An to achieved success in accompanying video the music business received heavy play on without moving to CMT and GAC. The Nashville, the undisputed touching composition epicenter for a wide variety quickly became a theme of musical genres, but song for the Make-A-Wish especially crucial for a Foundation. country music songwriter. “I’ve been down here in The Cahokia native Music City for a long relocated in 1997, and, time,” Batson said during a through the years, has had telephone interview earlier more than 40 of his songs this week. recorded by other artists, “I’ve learned how the with the greatest business works, made recognition generated by countless friends and sensitive tunes dealing contacts that are priceless. with faith, adoption and I’ve gotten on the board the dangers faced by public and had a lot of my songs safety workers. recorded, but I haven’t hit Batson was nominated the bull’s-eye yet. I’m still for a prestigious Grammy waiting for that one big hit Award for writing “The that will take me to the

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sing and see how they are received. I’ve got family in the Cobden area. This is really going to be exciting for me and hopefully the fans. I haven’t been back home in a long time.” One of the highlights of Batson’s lengthy career occurred just last year when he performed at the World Police & Fire Games in New York City. He was invited to the international competition to sing “Don’t Call Me a Hero,” a tune he penned as a tribute to firefighters. Bryna recorded “Hometown Heroes,” another song written by Batson. It was adopted as the theme song for the Air Guard and was used in a national campaign, eventually airing on Monday Night Football. A die-hard St. Louis baseball fan, Batson penned “That’s a Winner” as a tribute to the late Jack Buck. The song is frequently played on KMOX radio and at Busch Stadium. VINCE HOFFARD can be

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Wineries FRIDAY Kevin Lucas Orchestra 6-9 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Weld: 7-10 p.m., Walker’s Bluff

Dirtwater Fox Band: 6-9 p.m., Rustle Hill Winery Larry Dillard Blues Therapy: 7-10 p.m., Walker’s Bluff

Coffeehouses, Cafés and Eateries Patrick Beasley: 6–9 p.m. Friday, Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort, 1575 Fair City Road, Jonesboro; 618-833-8697. Adam Williams: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Egyptian Hills Resort, Lake of Egypt. Ray Martin: 7-10 p.m. Friday, The Blue Boar Restaurant, 820-920 Kratzinger Hollow Road, Cobden; 618-833-5858. Ken Gaines: 8 p.m. Friday, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front

St., Cobden; www.yellow mooncafe.com; 618-8932233. Billy Dan Langley: 9 p.m.midnight, Friday, Trail’s End Lodge, 1425 Skyline Drive, Cobden; 618-893-6135. Coyote Seed: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Egyptian Hills Resort, Lake of Egypt. Landon Keys: 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort, 1575 Fair City Road, Jonesboro.

Cold Pizza: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, The Blue Boar Restaurant, 820-920 Kratzinger Hollow Road, Cobden. Mudsills: 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Trail’s End Lodge, 1425 Skyline Drive, Cobden. Woodenships: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Egyptian Hills Resort, Lake of Egypt. Coyote Seed: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, The Blue Boar Restaurant, Cobden.

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Indigo Sun and Country Graves INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ramesses: Backdraft, 9 p.m.1 a.m. THOMPSONVILLE Old Country Store Dance Barn: Jeanita Spillman & The Sentimental Swing Band, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: Battle Creek Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Opry Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE Hangar 9: Water Liars; Secondary Modern/ CD release party. PK’s: These Magnificent Tapeworms Tres Hombres: County Graves, 10 p.m. WHITE ASH CARBONDALE Scarlett’s Music Barn: Country Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: Music Band, 7-10 p.m. Funky Monks/tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10:30 p.m. PK’s: Raw Flesh Eaters Tres Hombres: King Juba, 10 CARBONDALE p.m. Pinch Penny/Copper Dragon: MARION Dr. Zhivegas Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, PK’s: Bone Dry River piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Band Marion Eagles: White Lightnin’, Tres Hombres: Duck Fest 7-11 p.m. Showcase featuring

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DIRECTIONS & DIGITS 20’s Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion 618-997-8325 Anna VFW: 70 VFW Lane, Anna 618-833-5182 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 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. Highway 127 Bar & Billiards: Illinois 127, Murphysboro 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 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 Elks: .204 S. Market St., Marion 618-993-3151 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard St., Marion 618-922-7853 Mollie’s: 107 E. Union St., Marion 618-997-3424

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Marion VFW: Metal Toyz, 9 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Swing “N” Country Band, 7-9:30 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7-10 p.m.

SUNDAY MARION Marion Eagles: White Lightnin’, 6-10 p.m.

MONDAY MARION Marion Youth Center: Craig’s Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ELKVILLE Elkville Civic Center: Jerry’s Jammers, 7-9 p.m.

TUESDAY MARION Hideout Restaurant: Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Mike’s Band, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT WB Ranch Barn: WB Ranch Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon Moose Lodge: 800 Broadway Ave., Mount Vernon Murphysboro Elks Lodge: 1809 Shomaker Drive Murphysboro 618684-4541. Murphysboro Moose Lodge: 9663 Old Illinois 13 Murphysboro 618684-3232 N-Kahootz Night Club: 115 W. Cherry St., Herrin 618-942-9345 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, 618-9424655 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 618-964-1184 Scarlett’s Music Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash 618-997-4979 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-993-3035 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort 618-9373718 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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Secondary Modern hosting CD release party tonight Local band Secondary Modern will release its fifth album on vinyl and CD later this month, and the group is celebrating the occasion with a release party and concert tonight, June 28, at Hangar 9. The new album has been available on iTunes for a few months, but fans have been patiently waiting for the actually records to be released. Tracks were recorded in an old post office by David Allen, who used to play in the band Nighty Night and currently

plays with The Jewels. Secondary Modern consists of David Brown, Danny Brown and Matt McGuire. The group describes its sound as a Midwestern-dirt version of guitar pop. St. Louis-based band Water Liars will also play at the release party. The band has released one album, “Phantom Limbs,” which has attracted the attention of media outlets from NPR to The Onion and Pop Matters. — Adam Testa

Rustle Hill ringing in the Fourth a day early COBDEN — Rustle Hill Winery will host a special early Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 3. Local rock band Southbound will headline the show from 7 to 11 p.m. The band has been a staple of the Southern Illinois music scene for years, playing a wide range of tunes from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today. They tackle

any number of artists, from Metallica to Molly Hatchet and Def Leppard. Patrick Lee Beasley will open for Southbound from 5 to 7 p.m. The concert is open to all ages with free admission. Fireworks will follow the show. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. — Adam Testa

Festival raises funds for mentoring program WHITTINGTON — Mentors 4 Kids will be hosting a special fundraising music festival at Pheasant Hollow Winery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The show will open with the acoustic sounds of Mount Vernon trio Moonbeam Lane, who play and sing a wide variety of tunes from light jazz to country to classic rock. Featured singer Jamie Dodson is joined by Sharon Smith on acoustic bass, flute, mandolin and vocals, and John Metcalf on guitar.

Bosco and Whiteford take the stage at 2:30 p.m. with their unique repertoire of traditional country songs, bluegrass standards and obscure ragtime and jug band music. The duo of Kristen Bosco Whiteford and Tim Whiteford was featured on CMT’s “Can You Duet” and made it to the top 12. Jammin’ 4 Kids will end at 6 p.m., in time for the Benton-West City Area Chamber of Commerce fireworks show at the Rend Lake Dam. Admission is $5. — Adam Testa

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Concerts Southern Illinois Sunset Concert Series: Features James Armstrong, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 28, steps of Shryock Auditorium, SIU; contemporary blues; free; no glass bottles, kegs, pets; 618-536-3393; http://spc4fun.com. LoCash Cowboys: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Williamson Country Fairgrounds, Marion; $12; SouthernTicketsOnline.com; 618-453-6000. Jammin’ 4 Kids: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Pheasant Hollow Winery, Whittington; $5; portion of the proceeds from the music fest will benefit Mentors 4 Kids, a not-for-profit community organization designed to provide caring, volunteer adult mentors for children in southern Illinois; food, music; bring a lawn chair; mentors4kids@ gmail.com; www.mentors4kids.org; 618-353-8111. Country Throwdown: Music festival features Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, Eric Paslay, Florida Georgia Line, 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, Rent One Park, Marion; gates open 3 p.m.; $45; fans may bring blankets but lawn chairs prohibited; www.southernillinoisminers.com. Battle of the Bands: Friday Night Fair music, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 29, corner of US 51 North and Illinois 13 West, Carbondale; fair continues through September; www.carbondalemainstreet.com; 618-529-8040. David Crowder: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, SIU Arena, Carbondale; also The City Harmonic and Remedy Drive; $25/$35/$75; 618-453-2000; www.pepsimidamerica.com. Sunset Concert Series: Features Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 5, Turley Park, Carbondale; ragtime; free; no glass bottles, kegs, pets; 618-536-3393; http://spc4fun.com. Friday Night Fair music: Uncle Shifty, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 6, corner of US 51 North and Illinois 13 West, Carbondale; fair continues through September; www.carbondalemainstreet.com; 618-529-8040. An Evening with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, Varsity Theater For The Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; $25; www.southerntickets online.com; 618-453-6000. Montgomery Gentry: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Road, Carterville; $40/$45/$100; SouthernTicketsOnline.com; 618-453-6000. Lee Greenwood: Red, White, Blue and You concert, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Du Quoin State Fairgrounds grandstand; Greenwood is known for the hit song “God Bless the USA;” free; golden tickets will be made available to veterans and their families who can enter the show one hour before the gates open and will be available through sponsors Continental Tire, Pass One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning and Peoples National Bank.

Kentucky Stars of Tomorrow: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, 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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Four movies coming out this weekend ‘Madea’s Witness Protection’ When George Needleman, the CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, learns that his firm has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme, he also finds out that he’s been set up as the fall guy. He and his family are placed under witness protection — in Madea’s home. Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Denise Richards star in the film, directed by Perry. This is the latest installment in the series that Perry first brought to life on the screen in 2002.

The movie is rated PG-13 for crude sexual remarks and brief drug references. “Madea’s Witness Protection” opens Friday at University Place 8 in Carbondale.

‘Magic Mike’ Director Steven Soderbergh dives into the real-life story of actor Channing Tatum for “Magic Mike.” The film follows Mike, a male stripper, as he teaches a young dancer called The Kid about the art of partying, hitting on women and earning cold, hard cash. Tatum stars as Mike and is

THEATER Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale.

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joined on the cast by Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey. The movie is rated R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use. “Magic Mike” opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale.

In the live action and CGI combination “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane tells the story of a grown man whose favorite teddy bear came to life as a wish and never went away. The film stars Mark STUDIO Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale and MacFarlane ‘People Like Us’ opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale. himself as the voice of the title Alex Kurtzman directs this with his father’s estate, he Chris Pine stars in “People character. The movie is rated R inspired-by-real-life story that for crude and sexual content, must reconnect with his Like Us” as Sam, a 20also stars Elizabeth Banks, something salesman who finds estranged family. He learns a pervasive language and some hidden secret in the process — Olivia Wilde and Michelle himself swarmed with drug use. he has a 30-year-old sister he Pfeiffer. The movie is rated PGproblems. His latest deal falls “Ted” opens Friday at apart on the same day that his never knew existed. Now, Sam 13 for language, some drug ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale use and brief sexuality. must reevaluate his own life father dies, and when he’s and AMC Centre 8 in Marion. “People Like Us” opens — Information from Rotten Tomatoes forced home to handle issues choices.

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