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Art and wine will be all the rage Saturday in Carbondale CARBONDALE — Art Around the Square will combine with the Downtown Art and Wine Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21, to bring art, wine and music to the community.

The Downtown Art and Wine Fair, presented by Carbondale Main Street, runs from 3 to 9 p.m. at the city’s historic Town Square. Wine tasting will be on tap. The cost to enter the Wine

Through Sept. 30, Little Egypt Arts Centre, Tower Square, SIMS 2013: SI Metalsmiths Marion; 618-998-8530; e-mail Society Conference and Auction, Friday-Saturday, Sept. North Window Artist: Peggy 20-21, Pulliam Hall, SIU and Forthman, The Little Egypt Turley Park, Carbondale; Arts Association Arts Centre, reception, 4-7 p.m. Friday, downtown Marion; hours, University Museum, SIU; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and conference starts 8 a.m. Tuesday; through September; Saturday, Pulliam Hall; auction 618-559-7379 closing, 4 p.m. Saturday, Turley Egret with Atitude: Art by Park; Carol Good, Carbondale Civic The 9th annual Ironclad Center Corridor Gallery; Art — The Motorcycle: Bike watercolors by flowers and registration, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. birds; through Sept. 30; Sunday, Sept. 22, Cedarhurst 618-457-5100; info@ Center for the Arts, 2600; Richview Road, Mount Vernon; fee of $10 each; bike viewing, Celebration: A quilt exhibit free, noon to 3 p.m.; 618-242- by Pradnya Dharmadhikari, 1236 ext. 225 or go to Carbondale Public Library, 405 W. Main St.; hours, 9 a.m.8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; Exhibits 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday; Arte Michoacana from through Oct. 1; carbondale. Cobden: Art by Juana Duran, Lilia Duran, Catalina Charicata; 618-457-0354 In Their Own Words: and Elizabeth Duran, anthill University Museum, SIU; 20th gallery, 102 N. Front St., and 21st century artists’ works Cobden; sand painting, and philosophies; through photography and traditional Mexican embroidery/crochet; Oct. 4; 618-453-5388; in celebration of National Herbert K. Russell: The Latino Heritage Month; State Of Southern Illinois, An through Oct. 27 Forty Years of Painting: By Illustrated History, University Museum, SIU; photographs, Jan York, Luna Gallery in The Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front both historic and contempSt., Cobden; through October orary, from Russell’s recent Faculty Exhibition: Paducah book; through Oct. 11; 618-4535388; School of Art & Design; The Cedarhurst Biennial: selection of works in painting, Cedarhurst Center for the drawing, ceramics, sculpture, Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, jewelry, photography by the Mount Vernon; showcases the fine art and visual best local and regional talent communication faculty; hosted in the Clemens Gallery, in all media and subjects; through Oct. 13; 618-242-1236 campus of West Kentucky or Community College, 4810 Everyday Beauty: The Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah; Sculptures of Ann Weber, Beal through Sept. 26; 270-408Grand Corridor Gallery, 4278; Cedarhurst Center for the LEAA Photo Invitational:

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Garden is $6. A “Meet the Artists” session will take place from 5-9 p.m. Music will be provided by William Feigns and Rip Lee Pryor.

Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; through Oct. 13; 618-242-1236 or Gathering of Quilts: Regenhardt Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; through Oct. 13; 618-242-1236 or Snuggle and Snooze: Quilts for Children, Beck Family Center Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; through Oct. 13; 618-242-1236 or www. Hands: By the German artist from Leipzig, Fränze Reichard, The Gallery Space, Law office of Joni Beth Bailey, 1008 Walnut St., Murphysboro; through Oct. 23; www.fraenze; gallery@ Archaeological Findings: At the Crawford Farm Site, University Museum, SIU; findings from an historic Sauk village; through Oct. 25; 618-453-5388; Marking Time: The Work Of Harris Deller, University Museum, SIU; noted fine arts ceramicist and SIU professor emeritus of art, Deller has brought together examples from his long career in ceramics; through Oct. 26; 618-453-5388; www. Paintings by Kevin Veara: Birds and plants of the Sangamon River Valley, University Museum, SIU; through Oct. 26; 618-4535388; Maurice Metzger: Union County Museum, South Appleknocker Street, Cobden; Metzger was a well-known

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artist from the 1950s to his death in 2001 who specialized in wildlife and Southern Illinois landmarks; he also produced cartoons commenting on his unique views of life for the Gazette-Democrat newspaper in Anna; through October Master Artists from the Museum’s Art Collection: University Museum, SIU; artists featured include Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Berthe Morisot, Jacob Lawrence, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Max Ernst; through May 9; 618-453-5388; Inuit Art: From the collection of William Rose, University Museum, SIU; through May 9; includes collection of objects from the native Inuit peoples of Canada; 618-453-5388; www. Michelle Fredman: Exhibit, The Pavilion, Marion; work can be viewed during the Pavilion’s regular hours; through December

Receptions Focus 4: Four solo exhibitions, The Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, 14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington; reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; features the work of Preston Jackson of Peoria, Michael Onken of Carbondale, Steven Robnett of Elgin and Suellen Rocca of Romeoville; now through Oct. 20; 618-6292220 or 618-629-2518 Visions and Dreams: By Marie Samuel, Anna Arts Center, Anna; exhibit, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closing reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; vabchlee@; 904-625-1109


Staged reading of same-sex marriage play set for Saturday at SIU

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CARBONDALE— A special staged reading of “8” is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in SIU’s McLeod Theater. “8” is a docudramatization of the 2010 court case challenging the legality of Proposition 8, which banned samesex marriage in California. The play, by awardwinning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, has had readings nationwide including New York and Los Angeles, but this is the first time the play is being read publicly in the Southern Illinois area. Using the actual court transcripts from the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial and first-hand interviews, “8” is designed to show both sides of the marriage equality debate in a 90-minute play. The play strives to demystify the issues by examining the historical

BENTON— The dedication of a George Harrison historical marker and musical tribute will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Capitol Park on the Benton Public Square. Saturday has officially been declared George Harrison Day in Illinois to commemorate the former Beatle, whose first visit to America was to Benton in 1963. Harrison came to Southern Illinois to see his sister, Louise, who lived in Benton at the time. She now lives in Branson, Mo., and is expected to attend the tribute Saturday. The historical marker, presented by the Illinois State Historical Society and Franklin County Historic Preservation Society, will be unveiled during a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m., Harrison Committee

context of marriage, looking at the human cost of discrimination and probing the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The SIU Department of Theater reading cast members include Nathan Stuckey, Chair of Speech Communications at SIU; K.K. Collins, faculty member for the Department of English; Bill Kincaid, former SIU Department of Theater faculty; Jenn Freitag, prevention educator for The Women’s Center; HD Motyl of MCMA’s Radio and Television Department; retired Theater faculty member David Rush; local veteran actors Sarah Dubach, Nick Earll, and R.L. Pete Housman; theater department alumnus Jonathan Hughes and students Lauren Ramsey, Rakitta Boylan, Michael Wilson, David Johnson,

Julie Cosenza, Jay Oetman, Nich Radcliffe and Patrick McGregor. “Through the stagedreading, the Department of Theater hopes to raise awareness and inspire the audience to become active in this increasingly vital struggle for equality, not only in the Carbondale community, but also in the state of Illinois. The focus of the evening is activism,” said graduate student Becca Worley, who is helping to coordinate the event. Several organizations will participate in the reading, including The Women’s Center, the Gaia House, the LGBTQ Resource Center, the “Isn’t It Queer?” and “Beyond the Binary” radio shows and womanBEing. Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. — The Southern

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Historian to present program Shrimp Festival features delicious delicacies First Metropolis GOLCONDA— The 13th Wine Festival on railroads Friday in Herrin Annual Shrimp Festival HERRIN — John D. Mitchell Jr., a lifelong railroad enthusiast and historian, will talk about railroads in Williamson County at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Herrin City Library as part of the Herrin Area Historical Society’s Guest Lecture Series. His program “Railroads of Williamson County with Emphasis on the Herrin Area” will spotlight the impact railroads have made on the economy, society and the community in general. Mitchell, a resident of Zeigler, comes from a railroad family. His maternal grandfather and both maternal uncles worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He served in the

Marines in Vietnam and is a retired attorney. He received his law degree from SIU Carbondale. He is a founding member, past board member and past president of the Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society; a founding member and past board member of the Burlington Route Historical Society, and a life member of the Monticello Railroad Museum. He has published several articles in railroad historical publications and has written a book, “The Q in the Coal Fields,” a history of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad in Southern Illinois. The program is free and open to the public. — The Southern

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Saturday, Sept. 21, will feature buggy rides, helicopter rides and, of course, lots of shrimp. Southern Illinoisgrown prawn will be served up in a variety of ways at the festival, or attendees may purchase the shrimp by the pound. Also on hand will be several local wineries serving up wine to sample or purchase. Music will be provided by the Cotton Patch Express from noon to 4 p.m., and the Cache River Band will play from 6 to 10 p.m. The day will start out with The Farmer’s Market which will be open from 7 a.m. to noon. A corn hole tournament will start at 2 p.m. and the Little Miss Shrimp contest will commence at 4:30 p.m. For more information on the Shrimp Festival, go THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO to www.mainstreet Russ Wallace, who has a prawn farm near Metropolis, prepares shrimp on a stick at a previous Shrimp Festival in — The Southern

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METROPOLIS — The first-ever Metropolis Wine Festival will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Wineries from throughout Southern Illinois will be represented. Cost of admission is $10, which includes a souvenir glass and five tasting tickets. Participating wineries include Rustle Hill, Lincoln Heritage, Kite Hill and Honker Hill. Entertainment will be provided by The Melungeons at 6 p.m., followed by the Tommy Akers Band at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For more information go to www.metropolis or call 618-524-5025. —The Southern

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CREAL SPRINGS — The Creal Springs Wonder Water Reunion features a parade, pageants and music today, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Sept. 21. Pageants will highlight the festivities, getting underway at 6 p.m. Thursday at the park. Musical entertainment will be featured daily during the festival. Country Swing will provide music from 7-10 p.m. Friday and music starts at 1 p.m.

Saturday with entertainers Billy Lindsey, Country Swing, Roger Black and The Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys and The Cruisers. Entertainment Friday will include Christian illusionist Jarrett Johnson, who will start his program at 6 p.m. One of the highlights of the Wonder Water Reunion will be the parade which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Creal Springs. —The Southern

CARBONDALE — Kathryn Ferguson, author of “Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail,” will present an author reading at noon today, Sept. 19, in the Carbondale Public Library. The book shares the stories of “courageous journeys taken by people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and about the American citizens who prevent their deaths through acts of mercy and compassion.” Ferguson is a writer,

dancer and awardwinning documentary filmmaker. She has worked with the Tucson Samaritans Organization for almost 10 years. Tucson Samaritans is a humanitarian group organized to provide medical aid, water and food over the 2,000 miles of trails near the Arizona-Mexico border. Contact Mary Stoner, adult and youth services librarian, at 618-4570354 with questions. — The Southern

z MOVIES z ART z WINERIES z BOOKS z COVER STORY z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z MUSIC z workshops, festival, pageant; Crossing with the Virgin, hrc; 618-453-2127; hispanic Stories from the Migrant Trail: Author reading by For Kids’ Sake Run: Kathryn Ferguson, noon 10K/5K Run/Walk-a-Thon, Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Carbondale Public Library; Turley Park, Carbondale; 618-457-0354 after the race, awards ceremony, food; DJ; raises Comedy funds for orphans and school children in Bangladesh; preThe Carbondale register by Friday, Sept. 20, Comedians: 9 p.m. Mondays, $15 Adults/$8, children; day Hangar 9, Carbondale; of race, $20 for adults; 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Station; 13, Carbondale; see The; Carbondale Comedians on 618-529-5044 Facebook George Harrison Day: Historical marker dedication Dinner Theatre and musical tribute to the The Lucky Old Sons: 50’s former Beatle, 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Capitol and 60’s rock and country, Park, Public Square, Benton; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, commemorates Harrison’s The Gathering Place Dinner first visit to America in 1963 Theatre, 290 S. Burns St., Sparta; $35; meal, 6:30 p.m.; to Benton; speakers; music Art Around the Square: doors open, 6 p.m.; www.thegatheringplaceoffbr And Downtown Art and Wine Fair, 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept.; 618-965-3726 21, Town Square, between Wade Benson Landry: Washington and Jackson Swingin’ Cajun style, streets, Carbondale; art, wine 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, and music; $6 to enter Wine The Gathering Place Dinner Garden Theatre, 290 S. Burns St., Carbondale New School Sparta; $35; meal, 6:30 p.m.; Trivia Night: 6-10 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m.; www. Saturday, Sept. 21, SIU thegatheringplaceoff Student Center Ballroom B;; 618-965six-person teams compete; 3726 entry fee, $120; 50/50 raffle drawing; door prizes; Events certificates for most enthusiastic team, least Praise the Lard enthusiastic team, and most Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off: Thursday, Sept. 19 inspired team name; fundraiser for Carbondale through Saturday, Sept. 21, 17th Street Barbecue, 214 N. New School, a not-for profit, tuition supported, private 17th St., Murphysboro; the school, educating kids event begins Thursday with the fish and wings contest, a Pre-K through 8th grade; questions, 618-457-4765 or fish fry open to the public and music; Friday marks the director@carbondalenew; register at start of the two-day Grand robin@carbondalenewschool Champion Blowout and .com Friday evening’s festivities Dowell Street Dance: include the Grand Champion 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Buffet; judging officially Union Avenue, off of US 51; begins Saturday; www.17th games, food, face painting, Hispanic Heritage Month: gift basket roulette, poker; Now through Thursday, Oct. features The Jackson 10, Carbondale; most events Junction Band, 7-11 p.m. Pocket Full Of Love 5K at SIU; lectures, films,

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Run/Walk: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Labor Pavilion; proceeds to the Families in Need organization of the Elkville Christian Church which provides funds to families who face sudden emergencies; register from 1-2:30 p.m. the day of the race or go to www.families Run For Hope: 5K run/walk and 1/2 mile fun run, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Vienna City Park; part of Fall Festival; presented by Eagle House Ministries; register online at; 618-6580099

Festivals Wonder Water Reunion: Today through Saturday, Sept. 21, park, Creal Springs; pageants, 6 p.m., Thursday; Christian illusionist Jarrett Johnson, 6 p.m. Friday; parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; time capsule, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; music; carnival; food Shrimp Festival: Starts 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, downtown Golconda; buggy rides, helicopter rides, shrimp dishes; music; Little Miss Shrimp contest; Paducah Dragon Boat Festival: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, riverfront, Paducah; proceeds to The River Discovery Center; the dragon boats are 40-foot long canoe-like boats with colorful dragon heads and tails; food vendors; Metropolis Wine Festival: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Harrah’s Hotel and Casino; wineries include Rustle Hill, Lincoln Heritage, Kite Hill and Honker Hill; $10 includes a souvenir glass and five tasting tickets; music by The Melungeons, 6 p.m. and The Tommy Akers Band, 8 p.m.; doors open 5:45 p.m.;; 618-524-5025

Rend Lake Art and Wine Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 29, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Whittington; wineries, specialty foods, music; 618-629-2220; www. /so-il/events.html Du Bois Center Fall Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Du Bois Center, 2651 Quarry Road, Du Bois; craft booths including: a blacksmith, spinning wheel, wood workers, fall and holiday items, hand woven rugs, scrapbook items, handmade baskets; food; music; auction; Kidz Korner; 618-787-2202; dcinfo@; www.

Films This Is The End: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. FridaySaturday Sept. 20-21, Student Center Auditorium, SIU; $3/2; PG-13; 618-5363393; Movies in the Park: The Sandlot, sunset, Friday, Sept. 20, Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis; bring chairs and blankets; free; 618-534-5126

History Railroad program: By John D. Mitchell, Jr., 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Herrin City Library; title, “Railroads of Williamson County with Emphasis on the Herrin Area” Civil War Commemoration: 9 a.m.4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis; speakers throughout the day on several different Civil War topics, a Living History, a mock battle and a reenactment of the recruitment with actual descendants of the Civil War soldiers that enlisted at Fort Massac.

Performances Staged reading of 8: Same-sex marriage play, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, SIU’s McLeod Theater; docudramatization of the 2010 court case challenging the legality of Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in California

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CARBONDALE — Internationally recognized concert organist Jonathan Biggers will visit SIU’s Shryock Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 20, for the 21st concert in the Marianne Webb and David N. Bateman Distinguished Organ Recital Series. The free performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Biggers is visiting from Binghamton University/State University of New York, where he holds the Edwin A. Link Endowed Professorship in Organ and Harpsichord. Biggers’ program will include selections of Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Those who arrive early will have the opportunity to hear Biggers and Lynn Trapp, the series’ principal artistic director, discuss organ music and the selected programming. SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng and Tom Cheng will host a reception immediately following the performance. – University Communications

concert hosted by SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng and Auditions: For The Tom Cheng Southern Illinois Children’s Riverside Blues Festival: Choir; ages 5-16 years; call Starts noon, Saturday, Sept. 618-541-6970 or email 21, Riverside Park Bandshell,; Murphysboro; gates open, through Sept. 20 11 a.m.; headliners, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, 5 p.m.; also, Mr. Swamp Fox, Choir Members Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor, The New members wanted: Ivas John Band, The Well Well SIC Community Choir is Well’s, The Mud Sills and Big accepting new members; Larry and The Downhome meet in room F110 from Blues Band; $12 in advance; 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 24 $15 day of the event; or Oct, 1, Southeastern; 618-534Illinois College, Harrisburg; 1308 the choir is free and anyone Southern Illinois Opry high school age and up is concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, welcome; 841-2596 or email Sept. 21, Herrin Civic Center; music by Dave Simmons, Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek, Zola Road Country Concerts Duo and Judah; doors open, Southern Illinois 6:30 p.m.; $15; Friday Night Fair music: Music and Craft Fest: Swamp Tigers, 5-8 p.m. Features Cajun, Celtic and Friday, Sept. 20, Town country music, 11 a.m.Square Pavilion, corner of 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, U.S. 51 North and Illinois 13 Sept. 21-22, Fort Kaskaskia West, Carbondale; www. State Historic Site, Ellis; Grove; food, crafts, dance; 618-529-8040 $13 per day or $25 for both Jonathan Biggers: days Concert organist, 7:30 p.m. Christine Bauer: Brown Friday, Sept. 20, Shryock Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Auditorium, SIU; Biggers’ Wednesday, Sept. 25, Town program will include Square Pavilion, Carbondale; selections of Bach, Mozart bring a lawn chair; www. and Mendelssohn; discussion before concert on organ Music Festival: Raddle The music; reception follows Bottoms Bluegrass and Folk

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Zola Road will be one of the featured acts at the September installment of the Southern Illinois Opry, set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Herrin Civic Center.

Southern Illinois Opry concert set for Saturday in Herrin HERRIN— The Southern Illinois Opry has announced the lineup for the September and October shows of the monthly concert series at the Herrin Civic Center. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with entertainment by Dave Simmons, Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek, Zola Road Country Duo and Judah. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The October Show will be Saturday, Oct. 19, and

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will feature Ashley Goemat, Larry Balding, Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek, La Shanna Tinnon, Zach Modglin, Juli Ingram-Fosse, KaTeena LeForge and Miranda Willmore. The Southern Illinois Opry takes place each month at the Herrin Civic Center and is hosted by Jim Cato and Juli Ingram. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Herrin Civic Center or online at — The Southern

Music Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, St. Ann’s Church Yard, Raddle; features The Pickin’ Chicks, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, Rural Kings and Ol’ Fishskins; food, auction; $2; younger than 10, free; 618-5594287 Widespread Panic: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, SIU Arena Carbondale; buy tickets at the SIU Arena Ticket Office; $30/$35/$40; www.siu or 618-4532000

Kentucky The Cleverlys: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; www.kentucky; 888-459-8704 Fabulous Young Entertainers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $16/$15/$10/ $7.50; www.kentuckyopry .com; 888-459-8704 The Todd Hill Quintet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, West Kentucky Community & Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center, Paducah; features songs from George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington; desserts; $5;; 270-534-3212

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the blues are good thing Popular performers headline annual festival Riverside Blues Festival Featuring Nick Moss and the Flatliners, Big Larry Williams, Ivas John Band, Mr. Swamp Fox and more; music begins at noon Saturday, Sept. 21, with last band taking stage at 8 p.m.; Riverside Park, Murphysboro; $12 in advance, $15 day of show BY ADAM TESTA THE SOUTHERN

on’t tell Will Stephens the blues are a dying artform. While many artists in the genre often say they’re helping keep the blues alive, Stephens doesn’t think it’s necessary. In addition to his public role as the Murphysboro mayor, Stephens also serves as the president of the Southern Illinois Blues Society. “It’s as vibrant as it’s ever been,” he said of the state of blues music, addressing both the local and national scenes. There are many bands continuing the traditions set for by their


predecessors and finding success in doing so. At the same time, however, many of the forefathers of the genre are aging quickly. “It’s important to appreciate these artists while they’re here,” Stephens said. Wineries and other venues throughout Southern Illinois have played a crucial role in offering musicians a place to perform regularly, he added, but for some, traveling and performing isn’t always an option anymore. Martin Allbritton of Carbondale, better known to music fans as Big Larry Williams, has been producing and recording music for more than 60 years, developing a reputation across the country. The days of touring and recording are over, though, as Big Larry appearances are becoming a special occasion around town. “Time just caught up with me. I’m just freelancing around town now,” Allbritton said in an October 2012 interview

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promoting a benefit concert for the I Can Read program. “I can’t stop signing. I’ll probably die if I do.” Big Larry will join many other local, regional and national blues performers for the Riverside Blues Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the historic Riverside Park bandshell. The festival has had a sporadic history with several re-launches, including the latest last year with the backing of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event begins at noon, with the closing act expected to take the stage about 8 p.m. Featured guests Nick Moss and the Flatliners will perform at 5 p.m. Acts for the festival include Mr. Swamp Fox, Rip Lee Pryor, the Ivas John Band, the Well Well Wells, the Mud Sills, the Downhome Blues Band and others. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce office, the Old KY


The Ivas John Band performs at the Murphysboro Blues Festival at Riverside Park in Murphysboro in 2012. The band will return for this year’s festival Saturday, Sept. 21.

Rome Saloon and Plaza Records in Carbondale. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. “This area has a lot of great talents to offer,” Stephens said. “This is an opportunity to see a lot of them all in one place.” Last year’s festival drew about 1,000 people, and Stephens expects similar or greater numbers this year. 618-351-5031


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George Gershwin, Cole Porter songs featured in Paducah PADUCAH— The Todd Hill Quintet will play songs from “The Great American Songbook” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center. The group will perform selections by George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington. The show will feature Hill on vocals and keys, saxophonist Ron Bramlage, guitarist Andy Brown, bassist G.R. Davis and drummer Dean Hughes.

Hill, director of jazz studies at Murray State University, formed the Todd Hill Quintet and Orchestra nearly 30 years ago. He and members of his band have backed such entertainers as Bob Hope, The Moody Blues and Frank Sinatra Jr. The show is part of the Backstage Pass Coffeehouse series. Coffee and desserts will be available in an informal and intimate coffee house setting on the Clemens stage. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, visit or call 270-534-3212. — The Southern

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Coffeehouses, Cafés


Coulter, Goot and Wall: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, The Grotto Lounge/Newell House, 201 E. Main St., Carbondale; 618-649-6400 Joe Crookston: 8 p.m. Friday, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front St., Cobden;; 618-893-2233

Karl & Roy: 8-11 p.m. Friday, Red Corner, Fat Patties, 611 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale; 618-529-3287 Morning Song: 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Red Corner, Fat Patties, 611 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale; 618-529-3287

SATURDAY Elliott Ranney: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard Larry Dillard Blues Therapy: 2-6 p.m. Orlandini Vineyard Bosco & Whiteford: 3:30-5 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery The Dano Show: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Von Jakob Winery & Brewery Suzy Bogguss: 6 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Eli Tellor: 7-9 p.m., Lincoln Heritage Winery Steeldrivers: 8 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery

Bars & Clubs THURSDAY Carbondale: PK’s, Skee Tres Hombres, The Blackbirds w/Bosco and Whiteford Johnston City: Scout Cabin, Big Lake Country Band, 6:309:30 p.m. Thompsonville: Lion’s Club, The Swing N’ Country Dance Band, 7-9:30 p.m.

MONDAY Du Quoin: Derby’s Community Hall, Jerry’s Jammers, 7-9 p.m. Marion: Youth Center, Craig’s Country Band, 6-9 p.m.

TUESDAY Herrin Teen Town, Country Ramrods, 7-10 p.m. Marion: Hideout Restaurant, FRIDAY Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 Carbondale: PK’s, The Mighty p.m. Short Bus Thompsonville: Lion’s Club, Tres Hombres, The Driftaways; Mike’s Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Transcendental Cowboys on West Frankfort: WB Ranch the patio, 6-9 p.m. Barn, WB Ranch Band, 6:30Ina: Ina Community Building, 9:30 p.m. Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30WEDNESDAY 9:30 p.m. Carbondale: Hangar 9, Marion: Youth Center, Craig’s Murder By Death/Larry and Country Band, 6-9 p.m. His Flask, 8 p.m. Thompsonville: Old Country Marion: American Legion, Store Dance Barn, Jeanita Donnie Rush Falknor, 5 p.m. Spillman & The Sentimental Country Band, 6:30-9:30 FIND THEM HERE p.m. 20’s Hideout Restaurant: Whittington: Corner Dance 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion Hall, Rebel Country Band, 618-997-8325 7:30-10:30 p.m. Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand SATURDAY Ave., Carbondale 618-549Carbondale: Copper Dragon, 2319 Chalice Dubs Masquerade Corner Dance Hall: 200 PK’s, Orismo Franklin St., Whittington 618Eagles, Freedom Band, 8 p.m.303-5266 midnight Derby’s Community Hall: 214 Tres Hombres, Divino Nino High St., Du Quoin 618-201w/William Feigns 1753 Marion: Hideout Restaurant, Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Bob Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 Carbondale 618-549-0511 p.m. Herrin Teen Town: 105 N. 13th Eagles, Back Draft, 7-10 p.m. St., Herrin 618-889-3651 J Dee’s Connection: 215 E. Orient: Just Elsie’s, Rusty Main St., Benton Juveniles, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Spillertown: Trackside Dance John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion Barn, Danny Odum Band 618-997-2909 Thompsonville: Old Country Store Dance Barn, Lil’ Boot & Just Elsie’s: 302 Jackson St., Orient, 618-932-3401 Classic Country, 7-10 p.m. Lion’s Club: South Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4888 SUNDAY Marion American Legion: Marion: Eagles, Back Draft, Longstreet Road, Marion 6-9 p.m.

FRIDAY Movin’ Mary: 6-9 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery Riplee Pryor: 7-10 p.m. Walker’s Bluff

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SUNDAY Dave Clark: 2-5 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard Zola Road: 2 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery; Pick of the Vine Ryan Schambach: 2-5 p.m. Walker’s Bluff Dirtwater Fox: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Von Jakob Winery & Brewery Blue Afternoon: 4-6 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery: Pick of the Vine Skylyne Drive: 6 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery: Pick of the Vine WEDNESDAY Ol’ Moose: 6-8 p.m. Rustle Hill Winery FIND THEM HERE Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda Orlandini Vineyard, 410 Thorn Lane, Makanda Owl Creek Vineyard, 2655 Water Valley Road, Cobden Lincoln Heritage Winery, 772 Kaolin Road, Cobden Rustle Hill Winery, U.S. 51, Cobden StarView Vineyards, 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden Von Jakob Winery & Brewery, 230 Illinois 127, Alto Pass Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Road, Carterville


Bogguss bringing country tunes to Rustle Hill Winery COUNTRY SCENE Vince Hoffard

Suzy Bogguss Country music singer; 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; Rustle Hill Winery, 8595 U.S. 51, Cobden; Bosco and Whiteford perform at 3:30 p.m. and The SteelDrivers play at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15 at the door uzy Bogguss remembers playing a coffee house in Carbondale around 1982. It was back in a simpler time, when all the layers of musical clutter had been stripped away. The sound was clean, honest and emotional. The 56-year-old Illinois native eventually figured out how to navigate the complex world of country music. She learned so well that she won Top New Female Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music in 1989, captured the prestigious Horizon Award from the Country Music Association in 1992 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for a vocal collaboration with Lee Greenwood. A consistent hit-maker during the 1990s, Bogguss released one platinum album, the powerful “Aces” for Capitol Records in 1991, and three gold albums. With a dozen top 10 songs to her credit, she is best known for tunes like “Drive South,” “Letting Go,” “Someday Soon,” “Hey Cinderella” and “Outbound Plane.” Bogguss will be in


concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Rustle Hill Winery on U.S. 51 in Cobden. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Music at the venue starts at 3:30 p.m. with a performance by Bosco and Whiteford. The SteelDrivers will perform at 8 p.m. When the more poporiented sound of Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood started providing serious competition for radio airplay, it was a logical business decision for Bogguss to scale back the size of her touring band, which performs in a more intimate setting. “After playing smaller places for so many years, it was tough for me to get used to playing for big crowds, where you had to have rehearsals just to learn where to stand on stage,” Bogguss said. “It’s like I have now come full circle. I like to make a connection with the audience. You lose something when you are on a big stage. Some things are against your nature.” Country music is a constantly changing artform. The taste of the listening audience tilts from one end of the spectrum and unpredictably bounces to the other through a period of time. “It never stays the same. It’s part of a cyclical process,” Bogguss said. “You give them something polished, and they want it rougher.” Bogguss, who usually travels with two others as a trio, is bringing an extra guitarist Saturday. She said the acoustic show format allows her to

the right thing to do, so I took a job at Dollywood.” Actually, the job was as the first featured female country vocalist at Silver Dollar City, before it was purchased by Dolly Parton. At the Smoky Mountain theme park, she was part of a full band for the first time. “It was a great opportunity. I learned how to structure a show and not be so loose,” she said. “It was like going to school. It prepared me for a career in country music.” While at Dollywood, Bogguss recorded some original material and sold it at her performances. A AP copy of the recording found its way to a music executive Grammy Award winner Suzy Bogguss will perform at Rustle Hil Winery on Saturday, Sept. 21. in Nashville, leading to a Here, shakes hands with a fan in 2004 after she performed at the Wooden Nickel bar in contract with Capitol Crested Butte, Colo., during the Country in the Rockies Festival. Records. abandon the artificial coffee shops. got this offer three and a element of theatrical “I had a camper truck, half hours away. I talked to VINCE HOFFARD can be production and focus and I would travel all over my friends about it, and reached at 618-658-9095 or solely on making quality the country playing they convinced me it was music. listening rooms and house “I feel so much freer and parties. I’ve slept on a lot in the moment. You can be of different couches. I The more spontaneous because woke up one morning Marianne Webb and David N. Bateman you’re not tied down by a and had this ‘wow’ song list. Plus, I love to tell moment. I wasn’t making really long stories and now hardly any money and they seem to be getting couldn’t afford any type of even longer,” she said. health insurance,” she 2013 Bogguss developed a said. presents traditional vocal style It was during that eyesinging in church as a opening experience she child. She learned to play realized it was time to piano and drums in focus her attention on the Concert Organist elementary school and lucrative financial picked up guitar at Aledo potential in Nashville. Friday, September 20, 2013 High School, where she “I went to Nashville to 7:30 p.m. • Shryock Auditorium was homecoming queen be a background vocalist. I for the Class of 1975. thought my future was SELECTIONS FROM Jonathan Biggers In college, she was under going to be singing PHILLIPS, MOZART, MENDELSSOHN, Professor of Organ BACH, HOWELLS, AND REGER the strong musical harmony in studios for the and Harpsichord influences of James Taylor, rest of my life,” Bogguss The artist, along with DORS Principal Artistic Director Internationally Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou said. “I settled in, started featured soloist Lynn Trapp, will speak before the concert. Harris. After graduating working at a Tony Roma’s Free Admission from Illinois State rib joint and was Reception immediately following University in Bloomington beginning to get a lot of hosted by Chancellor Rita Cheng and Mr. Tom Cheng with a degree in demo work. metalsmithing, she honed “Just when I started to her skills by playing get my foot in the door, I

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‘Battle of the Year’ is the same old dance and song Battle of the Year **

romances and be peopled by character “types.” But Rated PG-13 for language they’re athletic and some rude behavior; extravaganzas celebrating starring Josh Peck, Laz great skill and the art of BAlonso, Caity Lotz, Chris Boys and B-Girls. Brown, Josh Holloway; They may wear the veneer of “street” and directed by Benson Lee; “edgy,” but parents opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale appreciate how harmless they are. “Battle of the Year” BY ROGER MOORE touches on that, how the MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS rest of the world has embraced B-Boy culture, Dance battle movies — but how they’re no longer “Step Up” and its ilk — perceived as cutting edge have become the musicals or “cool” in the United of their generation. They States. may be formulaic in the That worries the Sean extreme, generic in their Combs-like impresario,

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Dante (Laz Alonso). “How long before hiphop isn’t cool?” He’s got to protect his music, dance and fashion empire by putting American B-Boys back on top. He hires an old dance buddy, W.B. (for “Wonder Bread”), now a grieving, alcoholic ex-basketball coach (Josh Holloway of “Lost”). W.B. has to get himself up to speed on the current state of dance, then recruit and coach a “dream team” of the best of America’s best to take on the rest of the world, which has passed America by and long dominated the

annual B-Boy Olympics known as “BOTY,” the Battle of the Year. That team consists of assorted arrogant, chipon-their-shoulder showoffs, because that’s what it takes to succeed at this. Actual star dancers such as Do Knock and Flipz are mixed in with others, including singer Chris Brown. And helping out coach is Jewish hip-hop authority “Franklyn with a Y,” played by Josh Peck. He doesn’t dance himself. He’s Jewish, he explains. “My people were not exactly ‘chosen’ to be B-

Boys,” he cracks. But there are Jewish B-Boys. And combat vet B-Boys and gay B-Boys, all of whom try out for the team. They fight, they insult one another, they learn from a choreographer (Caity Lotz), they bond and you know the rest. The director of the definitive documentary on the worldwide phenomenon, “Planet BBoy,” co-wrote and directed this, and immodestly has characters watch that film and sing its praises. Very B-Boy of him. Holloway cannot even

hint at a real dance past, so the movie fakes that by having his coach run his guys through drills (in split-screen sequences). Peck, once of TV’s “Drake & Josh,” onetime star of “The Wackness,” has a small supporting role but is given top billing. In this case, that means his every scene includes overly made-up and coiffed close-ups, all teen magazine posters in the making. It’s laughable. But tabloid darling Brown more than holds his own with this crew, apparently not even needing a dance double.


Engrossing ‘Prisoners’ ends up holding audience hostage Prisoners *** Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout; starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard; directed by Denis Villeneuve; opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion




“Prisoners” is a mystery told with such skill that just when you think you’ve figured it out, it finds new blind alleys for us to visit. Well-cast and wonderfully acted, it’s a child kidnapping thriller with sorrow, intrigue, psychology and just enough urgency to suck us in. Then it almost outsmarts itself with a draggy, “let’s explain it all” third act that undercuts the big theme it wants us to ponder. The grey skies of a Pennsylvania winter set the tone. The Dovers and the Birches are friends and neighbors. Remodeling contractor Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is man’s man, something of a survivalist, teaching his son Ralph to hunt and “be ready” in case things get hairy and society starts to break down. With his wife, Grace (Maria Bello), he’s raising a teen (Dylan Minnette) and a tyke, Anna (Erin Gerasimovich), in their middle-class subdivison. The Birches (Viola Davis, Terrence Howard) have the Dovers over for Thanksgiving, so that tiny


Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and Hugh Jackman star in the new movie ‘Prisoners,’ which opens Friday, Sept. 20, at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion.

Joy (Kyla Drew Simmons) can play with her best pal, Anna. The teens, Ralph and Eliza Birch (Zoe Borde), are in charge of the little girls, who are young and trusting and prone to not see the risks in playing on that strange, ratty old RV parked down the street. The girls disappear, and as their mothers stumble into shock and the men, especially Keller, hurl themselves into a frantic search, a loner police detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes charge of the case. Keller knows too many statistics about how long such abducted kids survive, the increasingly long odds facing them, to control his temper. Detective Loki (I know, right?), chewing on a matchstick, blinking hard every time he takes some fresh detail in, is sure to get under his skin. They nab a suspect, and it’s easy to mark Alex Jones (Paul Dano) as the

perpetrator. Creepy, uncommunicative, a veritable thick-glasses cliche of a pervert. Keller, a paragon of moral certitude, is sure of it. And when the cops can’t make a case, he takes matters into his own hands. That’s when “Prisoners” turns truly disturbing, grisly and morally ambiguous. Here is “enhanced interrogation” laid bare, showing both its cost to the victims of it and those who carry it out. Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (“Incendies”) and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) give each major character moments of pain, grief and rage. Grace cracks up. Nancy (Davis), a veterinarian, shuts down. Franklin (Howard) feels helpless and Keller just lashes out. The two girls are merely the first prisoners. Soon, everyone is trapped — parents, siblings, the cops,

the suspect, the suspect’s aunt (Melissa Leo). “Prisoners” gives everybody a history. Add to that the dragnet that has Loki visiting every sex offender in the area, with assorted deviants (including a defrocked priest) either ruled out or added to the mystery. But despite the occasional chase or chilling moment during surveillance, “Prisoners” loses urgency as it drags on. The dread and weight of “The Lovely Bones” and “The Vanishing” hang over it, augmented by chilly scenes of winter. But Villeneuve loses himself in that and his “they’re all prisoners” thread in a third act that goes on far too long and explains far too much. “Prisoners” is never less than engrossing. It’ll keep you guessing. It’s just too bad that the last 30 minutes make us feel like the prisoners here.

Christian film star Kirk Cameron, seen here hosting ‘The Today Show’ in 2010, returns to the big screen with ‘Unstoppable,’ an investigation into the moral origins of good and evil, their inspiration value and their historical significance to people today. The documentary, which Cameron calls his most personal project ever, plays in select theaters Tuesday, Sept. 24. A showing at Carbondale’s ShowPlace 8 is already sold out. An encore presentation is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the theater, but tickets are said to be selling fast.

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‘Grandmaster’ is the definitive Ip Man movie The Grandmaster ***1/2

century China who led a colorful, combative life, Rated PG-13 for violence, smoking, brief drug use and helped popularize the study of wing chun (a form strong language; starring of kung-fu) and taught Tony Leung, Cung Le and Bruce Lee. Ziyi Zhang; directed by He’s also inspired a veritable cottage industry Wong Kar-Wai; opening Friday at University Place 8 of movies with colonheavy titles — “The Legend in Carbondale Is Born: Ip Man;” “Ip Man 2: Legend of the BY CARY DARLING Grandmaster;” “Ip Man: MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS The Final Fight” among The figure of Ip Man, also them — all of which are entertaining but hardly known as Yip Man, is legendary in Asian martial- transcendent. That changes now with arts circles. He’s the “The Grandmaster,” Hong teacher in early 20th

Kong director Wong Karwai’s masterful biography that immediately makes all the Ip Man films that preceded it unnecessary. But “The Grandmaster” is as much love story as battle cry and, while this might disappoint fans who just want wall-to-wall beatdowns, it’s vintage Kar-wai. In “The Grandmaster,” notable Hong Kong star Tony Leung plays Ip Man with an air of mystery. As the married Ip Man flirts with having a relationship with Er (Ziyi Zhang), the

daughter of a martial-arts teacher who comes to town in search of worthy opponents, their story becomes the movie’s heart and soul. The whole enterprise is more about mood and tone though than telling us about the life of Ip Man. Anyone waiting for Bruce Lee to make an appearance is in for a severe letdown. But, make no mistake, the action scenes are carefully crafted choreography at its best. Wong Kar-Wai’s movies always look gorgeous.

Award-winning documentary scheduled to be shown in Carbondale CARBONDALE — Tickets are now on sale for the documentary “Blood Brother,” set to air at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the AMC Showplace 8 Theater. The film tells the story of a young man who moves to India and commits his work to a children’s HIV/AIDs hostel. “Blood Brother” was awarded the grand jury prize for Best Documentary at this year’s Sundance

International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award. The tickets are $11 each, and all proceeds go to the children of the hostel featured in the film. At least 73 tickets must be purchased in advance or the screening will be cancelled. To purchase tickets, go to events/5468. To see a trailer of the film, visit https://vimeo. com/34800252 —The Southern





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Riverside music festival will have Murphysboro singing the blues.


Riverside music festival will have Murphysboro singing the blues.