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‌CENTRALIA — Centralia House Restaurant just keeps on chugging. A symbol of Southern Illinois dining, the 150-year-old establishment continues to offer impressive tradition and delectable dishes to whoever comes through its doors. The restaurant was constructed in the 1850s as a saloon and sporting house and was the social center of Centralia — famous before the advent of the dining car. Located on the original Illinois Central Railroad, the restaurant’s waiters used to welcome riders by reading the unique menu and banging the large brass gong. Also staying true to history is the restaurant’s atmosphere. The main dining room includes the pre-1900 bar and bar back. The atmosphere features dim lighting, traditional artwork and live piano music, as well. The bar area includes a Budweiser light that was given to the restaurant by August Busch I, as well as a 100-year-old cash register that is still used to this day. The restaurant even features the spirits warehouse in the stone cellar below the bar. “I think people like that we don’t change much,” said manager Shari Schaefer. Diners can still arrive by rail to experience the ultimate aura of times past. The establishment pulls people from

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The Centralia House on North Oak Street in Centralia has a history of ties to the railroad. Today, guests can still catch an Amtrak from Carbondale or Du Quoin to grab a bite at the restaurant.

Effingham, Vandalia, and St. Louis. People from Marion, Carbondale, and Du Quoin can take the Amtrak, enjoy dinner, and be on the way home by 8 p.m. when the train picks them up. The Centralia House shrimp is a classic item prepared in the shell in a spicy and unique Cajun barbeque sauce. You can also find shrimp Creole and shrimp jambalaya on the menu. The Centralia House’s finest cut of beef comes in the form of its filet of beef tenderloin — an 8-ounce choice-cut, lightly seasoned and aged to perfection. If you can’t make up your mind between shrimp and steak, just

DETAILS What: Fine dining, steak, shrimp, Cajun cuisine Where: 111 N. Oak St., Centralia Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 4-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; private parties can be booked for Sundays. Phone: 618-532-9754 Web:

get them both. The restaurant’s most popular dinner — the filet and shrimp — will send you home happy. “That’s still what everyone wants,” Schaefer said.

For diners in the mood for lighter fare, the artichoke and spinach dip served with French bread or the dusted portabella mushrooms might hit the spot. The soup-salad combo offers such pairings as the blend chicken Cobb salad with the flaky tilapia fillet seasoned and deep fried on Rye with tartar sauce. A banquet room and middle bar were added about 10 years ago and are used to accommodate private parties and gatherings and to serve overflow crowds. With seating for up to 100 people, the banquet room provides that perfect dining experience for wedding rehearsals, receptions, birthdays or holiday parties.

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Register now for The Science Center Kids Walk ‌CARBONDALE — A new event, The Science Center Kids Walk, is set to start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in University Mall. Walker registration/ check-in is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; the walk is scheduled for 8:30

to 10 a.m. The purpose of the walk is to “encourages children and adults to get out and walk even if the weather outside isn’t ideal, while supporting the programs and exhibits of the Science Center of

Southern Illinois.” The Science Center is in University Mall in Carbondale. The walk is part of the Kids Day activities taking place throughout the mall March 22. Each walker who registers before March

5 will receive a T-shirt and packet of goodies for participating, including a free day pass to The Science Center. Registration for the walk is $8 for children under 14 or $12 for adults. Walkers can also obtain

pledges to support their one-mile laps around the inside perimeter of the mall. Registration on the day of the walk will be $10 or $14. Pre-registration materials and pledge forms for the walk can be obtained

from The Science Center or at Individual and team prizes will be given for the most money pledged. For more information, contact 618-529-5431 or si.sciencecenter@gmail. com.

Programs on tap as part of Smithsonian Exhibit


Participants at this weekend’s show can obtain autographs from the drivers, take photos of the top monster trucks and hear a country music concert.

‌COBDEN — Several program will be presented as part of The Traveling Smithsonian exhibit about the impact of sports on communities. The exhibit starts this weekend in the Union County Museum. The exhibit will start Saturday, March 1 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Museum until April 13. All the programs associated with the exhibit will be at 2 p.m.

in the St. Joseph Church, 103 No. Centennial St., Cobden. The schedule of the Home Town Teams’ Programs and dates are: March 2 — “All Work and No Play? Sports in the CCC Camps” by Kay Rippelmeyer; March 9 — “Mixing Business & Pleasure: Independent and Merchant Baseball Teams” by Jeffrey Craig, Louise Ogg, Tom Dunn, Richard Cerny and Will Travelstead; March 16 — “Black and Invisible: African-American Basketball Teams in Southern Illinois

1924-1954” by Harvey Welch and Judy and Will Travelstead; March 23 — “The Amazing Appleknockers: 50 Years Later” by members of the 1964 Cobden Basketball team; March 30 — “We Can Do It! Before and After Title IX” by Diane Daugherty, Kelly Burke, LaDonna Bachmann, Linda Stearns and Barbara Bauer and April 6 — “There’s No ‘I’ in Hometown Teams” by Les Winkeler. For more information, call 618-893-2567 or 618-893-2865. — The Southern

Monster trucks coming to Southern Illinois Brandon Maddox. Admission to the Pit Party is free with paid admission of $17. The Monster Truck Nationals will present America’s top monster trucks including the world’s most famous and original monster truck — Lucas Oil Bigfoot Adding to the show is the Monster Money Booth where fans will grab cash from a swirling cash tornado called The Cash-Nado. For more information go to www.MonsterNationals. com or call 888-718-4253. — The Southern

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Book signing: By Harry Spiller, author of “Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library, 101 S. 7th St., Mount Vernon; 618-242-6322; www.

The Carbondale Comedians: 9 p.m. Mondays, Hangar 9, Carbondale; 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Station 13, Carbondale; see The Carbondale Comedians on Facebook Comedy Night: Friday,

Feb. 28, Hangar 9, Carbondale; presented by The Carbondale Comedians, starring T Murph and featuring Jay McNamara, Kyler Cook and Sarah Bursich;

Events‌ Oscar Trivia night: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, Copper Dragon, 700 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale; movie-related questions; proceeds to Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale; raffle, silent auction; decorate table and dress in a movie theme; dinner; $35 per person; 618-303-5974; www. Masks of Culture: Presented by Ron Naversen, Department of Theater, SIU, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, The Science Center of Southern Illinois, University Mall, Carbondale; come early for a complimentary cup of Gloria Jean’s coffee; smith@micro.; 618-549-2565 or go to si.sciencecenter@gmail. com Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Southern Illinois Center, Du

Quoin State Fairgrounds; pit party two hours before each performance with opportunity to get up-close to the monster trucks, get autographs from the drivers and enjoy a concert by country singer Brandon Maddox; admission to the pit party is free with paid admission; $17; www. Mardi Gras at the Library: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library, 101 S. 7th St., Mount Vernon; red beans and rice samples starting at noon; Dixieland Jazz by Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Band, 1 p.m.; free masks for the first 50; free beads; 618-242-6322; www. Fat Saturday Party: By The Southern Illinois Parrothead Club, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 1, KC Hall, Marion; auctions; music by Southern Drawl band; advance, $20; at the door, $25; includes cheeseburger and chips; proceeds to developmentally disabled group home; 618-922-1364 20th Annual Polishfest: Sunday, March 2, Du Bois; tractor show, 9 a.m.; polka mass, 10 a.m., St. Charles Church; parade, 1 p.m.;

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polka dance, 3 p.m., parish center; music by The Polka Connection Band and Raymond Stanowski Southern Illinois Got Talent Contest: Features Elvis tribute artist Matt Joyce and 10 finalists, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Marion Cultural Civic Center; proceeds to the Good Samaritan Ministries; bring non-perishable food; adults, $25; students, $15;; 618-889-0517

Theater/Performance‌ Die Fledermaus: Strauss operetta, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, McLeod Theater, Communications Building, SIU; presented by the SIU Department of Theater and School of Music; tickets, $16 for adults and $6 for students; SouthernTicketsOnline. com;618-453-6000 Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.: 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St., Anna; $8; 618-697-0009; vabchlee@ Dinner Theater/Music: The Worthing10s family bluegrass band, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, The Gathering Place Dinner Theatre, 290 S. Burns St., Sparta; $30; doors open, 6 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m.; 618-965-3726; www. Auditions: For I Am the Woman I Am, Because..., 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 5, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; a collections of comedic monologues and stories performed by women, about women, for women; actors needed, women from age 18 to 60 plus; by Paradise Alley Players; 618-889-9087 or marionpap@ Audition: For Brigadoon, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday March 4-5, Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg; bring a oneor two-minute monologue and sheet music from a Golden Age musical; allan.kimball@; 618-252-5400 extension 2487; performance dates, April 25-27 South Pacific: 73rd operetta, 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, March 6-8, Mount Vernon Township High School; features orchestra directed by Rolland Mays; $5; tickets go on sale Monday, March 3; C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 8, The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, Paducah; tickets now on sale; classic piece of literature transformed into a live performance; $49/$39/$29;; 270-443-9932

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 Movies  Art  Wineries  Books  Cover Story  Theater  Things to do  Music  Exhibits‌ Modern Dialect: American paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection,Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; through May 11; 618-242-1236; www. New Work: SIU students and faculty in the Department of Cinema and Photography, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; through May 11; 618242-1236; Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition exhibit: Much of the art created by artists from across Southern Illinois, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; through May 11; 618242-1236; Art Rocks: Highlights after-school art program, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 618-242-1236; www. Reinventing Collage: The Art of Romare Bearden, Mounds African American Museum, 216 N. Front St., Mounds; through April 27; 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 618-745-6183 Wheat Elder: Visiting Artist Series, Rend Lake College, 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina; theater lobby; through Feb. 28; 618-437-5321; Brenda Fleming: Artist of the Month, Little Egypt Art Centre, 601 Tower Square, Marion; through February; 618-998-8530 or From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois, University Museum, SIU; curated by Lisa Rathje and Clark “Bucky” Halker; through March 7;; 618-453-5388 Hoyeon Chung: Mixed

Media, University Museum, SIU; through March 7;; 618-453-5388 Sustain 2: National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Art and Design for Eco Living, curated by Nate Steinbrink, through March 7;; 618-453-5388 The Trunk Show: Curated by Eric S. Jones, University Museum, SIU; through March 7;; 618-453-5388 What’s What, Whose Who?: University Museum, SIU; through March 7;; 618-453-5388 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Dedicated to artist Roscoe Misselhorn, Misselhorn Art Gallery, 611 W.

Second St., Sparta; through mid-March; 618-443-3577; The Jacobs Family Art: Paintings and photographs by Bradley and Charles Jacobs, Longbranch Café & Bakery, 100 E. Jackson St., Carbondale; through March 24; benefits Brehm School Foundation; 618-529-4488 Jo Dodd, Joanna Gray and Rene DeGroof: The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday; through March 26; 618-993-2657 Mike Chervinko: Historic Photographs of the Tri-State Tornado, University Museum, SIU; through March 30;; 618-453-5388 Caught in the Sweep of

History: Egypt in the Civil War — The Second Year exhibit and documentary now on display, The General John A. Logan Museum, 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro; through April; 618-684-3455; to www. 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; 618-4535388; Artist Trading Cards Project: Curated by Bob DeHoet, University Museum, SIU; through May 9;; 618-453-5388 Cast in Carbondale: Sculptures and drawings by visiting artists from the Thomas Walsh Donation, University Museum, SIU; through May 9;; 618-453-5388

Master Artists from the Art Collection: Curated by Dona Bachman, University Museum, SIU; through May 9;; 618-453-5388 The Urge to Embellish: Illinois State Museum Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Art & Artisans Center, 14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington, six miles north of Benton; 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily; through May 25; 618-629-2220; 2-5-Oh! Surprise, Sadness and Struggle in the Mound City: Salon 53 Gallery, St. Louis; one of the artist featured is Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, associate professor of Fine Arts Africana Studies, SIU; through Dec. 31; 314-494-4660;

Receptions‌ Hometown Teams: Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Union County Museum, 117

S. Appleknocker Drive, downtown Cobden; ribbon cutting ceremony, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1; connection between towns and sports; artifacts and stories; history of athletics in Union County and Southern Illinois from Gorham to Goreville; 618-893-2865 or 618-893-2567 A Song from the Field: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, Carbondale Civic Center Corridor Gallery; collection of works by Robert Ketchens and William Burton Jr. depicting the history of the blues in music; in conjunction with Black History Month; through March 2; 618-457-5100; info@; Jeanne Warren: Awardwinning needle work, Harrisburg District Library; counted cross-stitch; closing reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 2

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DETAILS What: Four new exhibits featuring early 20th century paintings, SIU student and faculty photography, Shrode competition entries and elementary student artwork Where: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Richview Road, Mount Vernon When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday For more information, call 618-242-1236 or visit

“This really is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity for us to have this collection of great paintings,” said exhibit curator Rusty Freeman. “They really give you a sense of what was happening in the world at the time.” Sixty-seven paintings by more than 60 artists are featured. Influenced by European art movements Provided by Cedarhurst‌ of the time, these artists ‘Do You See What I See’ by Makeda Jones of Mount Vernon is painted images ranging one of the featured pieces in a new Cedarhurst exhibit of works from union laborers to entered into the annual Shrode Fine Arts and Crafts Competition. Cubist-inspired abstractions and from fragmented rural landscapes to modern proud and happy to partner industrial cities and the with the local university, he people who lived in them. added, and he hopes stuSome of the artists are dents find the opportunity to be beneficial, as well. “We hope it’s very prestigious for them to be shown in an art museum,” Freeman said. “You often don’t get a chance as an undergrad or even a grad student to show Alexa Rogals, The Southern‌ your work like that.” The third new exhibit at The ‘Art Rocks’ exhibit at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Cedarhurst features works features creations of local students who participated in an entered into the annual after-school arts program. Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition. Many of these one of many collaborative prominently known, while works were created by artpartnerships between the others are not. ists from across Southern university and the venue. “There are a lot of Illinois and will be displayed The relationship is gratifydiverse styles,” Freeman in the Regenhardt Gallery of ing for those on both ends, said. “There’s really someMonday $10 margarita pitchers ThurSday $8 draft pitchers the Shrode Art Center. Freeman said. thing for everybody in $4 spiked lemonades, $1 drafts $4 cherry bombs The juried competition “It’s a chance to see this exhibit.” $6 large thin crust pepperoni pizzas $10 any large pizza was open to all artists 18 what’s happening at the Admission to the Main and older living south of university, what students Gallery is $5 for nonTueSday all top shelf liquor $3.50, FrIday $2 rails, $2 domestic bottles $3 specialty/Import beer bottles Seafood specials Interstate 70. Awards were are interested in, what members and free for Bottomless boneless wings teachers are focusing on,” he presented to top-placing members and children 10 Kids eat free SaTurday bucket specials: $10 domestic, said. “It kind of puts a finger artists at a reception and younger. On Thurs$13 premium domestic, $16 specialty/import on the pulse of everyday liv- last weekend. days, admission is free for wedneSday $3 for any Pinnalce Vodka flavor $4.50 any bomb The final new exhibit, ing in Southern Illinois.” all visitors. $10 for any bottle of wine 11-4 half priced appetizers, Works in the exhibit range “Art Rocks,” highlights In addition to “Modern $1 off all steak entrées Prime rib begins at 4pm from portraits to landscapes creations of students parDialect,” Freeman also Through the end of winter every day- $4 bloody marys, Irish coffees, apple pie martinis and cinnamon latte shots ticipating in Cedarhurst’s curated an annual exhibition and action photography SloT MachIneS now avaIlable! after-school art program. A of works from students and to urbanscapes. This year, variety of paintings, drawfaculty in the Department of more conceptual pieces ings and mixed media work Cinema and Photography at are being featured and are displayed in the Beck photographers are pushing SIU in the Beal Grand Cor2 E. Water St., Pinckneyville Family Center Gallery. form into a new means of ridor Gallery. narrative storytelling, FreeThe partnership for man said. this exhibit dates back As a venue, Cedarhurst is 618-351-5031 to the early 1990s and is

creations of local elementary school students, are anchored by a showcase of early 20th century art on loan from a Memphis gallery. “Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman ColADAM TESTA lection” is featured in the THE SOUTHERN‌ Main Gallery of Cedarhurst. The exhibit, organized by ‌Cedarhurst Center for the Tennessee-based Dixon the Arts opened four new Gallery and Gardens, highexhibits this past weekend examining the past, present lights American Modernist paintings from the 1920s and future. to the beginning of World The exhibits, which War II, a period marked include photography by students at SIU Carbondale, by cultural change and world events like the Great entries into the annual Depression. Shrode competition and

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SUNDAY‌ Marion: Eagles, The Cruizers, 6-9 p.m. MONDAY‌ Du Quoin: Derby’s Community Hall, Jerry’s Jammers, 7-9 p.m. Herrin: N-Kahootz Night Club, Dave Clark Acoustic Show, 7-9 p.m. Marion: Youth Center, Craig’s Country Band, 6-9 p.m.

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TUESDAY‌ Carbondale: Curbside, Well Well Wells, 7-9 p.m. Herrin: Teen Town, Country Ramrods, 7-10 p.m. Marion: Hideout Restaurant, Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thompsonville: Lion’s Club, Mike’s Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Find Them Here‌ Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion SATURDAY‌ 618-997-8325 Carbondale: Hangar 9, Corner Dance Hall: 200 Spread and Quantum Fox; Franklin St., Whittington Mardi Gras party 618-303-5266 PKs, Ruby Buff Curbside: 227 W. Main St., Tres Hombres, Tawl Paul and Carbondale 618-490-1539 Slappin’ Henry Blue Derby’s Community Herrin: American Legion, Hall: 214 High St., Du Quoin Center Stage; steak dinner 618-201-1753 N-Kahootz Night Club, Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Jackson Junction featuring Carbondale 618-549-0511 Deana Freeman, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Herrin Teen Town: 105 N. Marion: American Legion, 13th St., Herrin 618-889-3651 Danny and the Dreamers, Just Elsie’s: 302 Jackson 7:30 p.m. St., Orient, 618-932-3401 Hideout Restaurant: Bob Lion’s Club: South Street, Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thompsonville 618-218-4888 Eagles, The Cruizers, Marion American Legion: 7-10 p.m. Longstreet Road, Marion Thompsonville: Old Country 618-997-6168 Store Dance Barn, Lil’ Boot & Marion Eagles: Russell and Longstreet Roads, Marion Classic Country, 7-10 p.m.


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Southern Illinois‌ Cabin Fever Concert: Features local bluegrass musicians Tom Cat Hill Social Club and Storm Crows, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Liberty Theater, Murphysboro; fundraising event; $10; 618-684-5880; 618-521-4009; com John Conlee and T.G. Sheppard: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Marion Cultural & Civic Center; $73.50/$53.50/$33.50/$26.50; 618-9974030; The Fabulous 50s Show: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, auditorium, Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg; $10; 618-252-5400 ext. 2486 Michelle Cann: Pianist, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Performance Hall, Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon; $20/$18/$5; 618-2421236;; www.michellecann. com Habib Koite: African Jam Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Marion Cultural & Civic Center; unique guitar playing; $15/$10; 618997-4030;

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Cafés‌ Coulter, Goot and Wall: 7 p.m. Thursday, Grotto Lounge/Newell House, 201 E. Main St., Carbondale; 618-549-6400 Mortimer Bustos: 8-11 p.m. Friday, Fat patties’ Red Corner, 611 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale; 618-529-3287 Sharon Clark Trio: Featuring Mel Goot and Ron Coulter, 9 p.m. Saturday, Grotto Lounge/Newell House, 201 E. Main St., Carbondale; 618-549-6400

Phonics: Mardi Gras event, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, The Old Feed Store, 111 N. Appleknocker Drive, Cobden; costume contest; king cake, beads; doors open 7 p.m.; tickets, $15; The Renee Rosnes Quartet: Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Shryock Auditorium, SIU; Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums; general admission, $12; students, $6; SIU students with valid ID, free; 618-453-6000;

Kentucky‌ Talent Search 2014: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $16/$15/$10/$7.50; www.; 888-459-8704

Operetta ‌ Die Fledermaus: Strauss operetta, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, McLeod Theater, Communications Building, SIU; presented by the SIU Department of Theater and School of Music; tickets, $16 for adults and $6 for students;; 618-453-6000

Do some ‘California Dreaming’ in Southern Illinois in Benton March 14 ‌BENTON — The national tour of “California Dreaming” is coming to Southern Illinois and will take audience members on a musical journey through the time when folk music met rock

music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, singable and romantic. The tribute to rock ‘n’ roll will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14,

in the Benton Civic Center. The presentation features the music of groups such as the Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, The 5th Dimension, The Byrds and Crosby, Stills

& Nash. Songs in the show include “What a Day for a Daydream,” “I Get Around,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind,” “Surfin’

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may be purchased by going to www.bentonciviccenter. com. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, call 618-4355700. — The Southern

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Habib Koité plans unique show in Marion Pianist Michelle Cann performs Saturday ‌MARION — Habib Koité and the African Jam Band will entertain crowds with unique guitar playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Marion Cultural & Civic Center. Habib tunes the guitar to the pentatonic scale and plays on open strings. At other times, he plays music that sounds closer to the blues or flamenco, two styles he studied under Khalilou Traoré, a veteran of the legendary AfroCuban band Maravillas du Mali. His singing style has been described as “restrained and intimate with varying cadenced rhythms and melodies.” Habib Koité was born in 1958 in Thiès, a Senegalese town situated on

the railway line connecting Dakar to Niger, where his father worked on the construction of the tracks. Six months after his birth, the Koité family returned to the regional capital of west Mali, Kayes, and then to Bamako. Habib comes from a noble line of Khassonké griots, traditional troubadors who provide musical entertainment at social gatherings. Habib developed his unique guitar style accompanying his griot mother. He says he inherited his passion for music from his paternal grandfather who played the kamele n’goni, a traditional four-stringed instrument associated with hunters from the Wassolou region of Mali.


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“Nobody really taught me to sing or to play the guitar,” explains Habib, “I watched my parents, and it washed off on me.” Tickets for the Marion show are priced at $15 and $10. For more information call 618-997-4030 or visit — The Southern

‌MOUNT VERNON — Pianist Michelle Cann will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Mitchell Museum’s Performance Hall at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts at 2600 Richview Road. Cann began studying piano at 7 and made her orchestral debut at 14. Her talent earned her invitations to perform with the Tampa Bay Symphony, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra. Her career as a musician already includes performances with esteemed artists such as worldrenowned pianists Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Joela Jones and Richard

Goode. During past summers, Cann has been accepted into such competitive programs as Taos Chamber Music Festival and School, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music directed by renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. World renowned pianist Richard Goode said, “I have been deeply impressed by Michelle Cann’s playing, its fine musical intelligence and emotional depth.” The Southhampton Press wrote “She is a colorist who can charm, and also an athletic powerhouse who can sweep the listener off his or her feet.” For more information on the pianist visit www.


Michelle Cann is on the concert schedule at Cedarhurst. Tickets for the Saturday show at Cedarhurst are $20 for the general public, $18 for Cedarhurst members and $5 for students and music teachers. For more information call 618-242-1236 or visit — The Southern

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T.G. Sheppard remembers the one that got away ‌T.G. Sheppard vividly remembers when a big one got away. It had been five years since he stormed onto the country music scene. He reached the top of the charts with his first two singles in 1974 and MUSIC had been Vince Hoffard on the cusp of stardom. But, he couldn’t find the elusive tune that would push him over the top. He thought he had a monster single coming out less than two weeks. He had just played Arizona State Fair, and Kenny Rogers asked him for a ride to the Phoenix airport. When the limo pulled up to the private jet, Rodgers invited Sheppard on the plane to listen to his new single, which was being released

in just a few days. “I put on the headphones and couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” Sheppard said. “It was the same song I had just finished recording and was planning to release. Kenny beat me to the punch.” The song was the blockbuster “She Believes in Me.” This missed opportunity didn’t ruin Sheppard’s career. Quite the opposite happened. It was about to explode. By the end of 1979, he went on to one of the biggest winning streaks in country music history, when 11 of 13 releases soared to the top of the charts, including classics like “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “Party Time,” “War Is Hell (On The Homefront, Too)” and “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven.” John Conlee and Sheppard will be appearing at the Marion Cultural & Civic

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Center at 7 p.m. Friday. Sheppard quit high school and left Humboldt, Tenn., at 15 to pursue a rock ‘n’ roll career in Memphis. At 21, he gained national recognition with “High School Days” and opened shows for The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and The Animals. Without a major hit, he fell into obscurity and took a job as a record promoter, eventually developing a close friendship with Elvis Presley. In 1973, Sheppard discovered a song and was convinced of its enormous potential. He pitched it to Waylon Jennings and Charlie Pride. Both declined. The tune was shunned by eight labels in 18 months. The setback revived his artistic passion. He personally recorded “Devil in the Bottle” in 1974, and it climbed to the No. 1 position on Billboard, beginning a career worthy Hall of Fame consideration. He



different back then. The songs were more melodic, instead of in a groove,” he said. “The business today is youth driven. The sound has had 14 chart-topping is more of a beat or a pulse. singles and 29 records in I’m not hearing many the Top 10. songs with lyrics that will “It was amazing, the stand the test of time.” run we had. There was a With today’s driving 15-year stretch when we were just on fire,” Sheppard beat, Sheppard said it is hard to identify the artist. said, during a recent tele“When Haggard or Jones phone interview. came on the radio, you Sheppard, 69, said he knew who it was as soon as thrived in a post-traditional era with slick musi- they open their mouth. It was instantly identifiable. cal production. You can’t do that today. A “Things were much lot of it sounds the same, with the exception of Brad Paisely and Blake Shelton,” he said. “But we can’t argue with change, or it Casino Trips will die. When the baton is VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618passed, there will always be 658-9095 or T.G. Sheppard will be in concert at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center Friday night.

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those that will not like it. I embrace it.” Sheppard was a longtime opening act for Conway Twitty. When the 15-year old daughter of Twitty’s road manager had a country hit in 1982, Sheppard let her open his shows. Fast forward a couple decades, and Kelly Lang is a veteran Nashville songwriter, inking several hit tunes for Lorrie Morgan. In 2007, Sheppard married Lang. Last year, they released the “Iconic Duets” album that includes country classics “Golden Ring,” “Jackson,” “After the Fire Is Gone” and “Islands in the Stream.” While Sheppard is a little more polished, the 67-year old Conlee is stone-cold country. A former mortician and radio disc jockey, he achieved national recognition with 1978 debut single “Rose Colored Glasses.” His other hits include “Common Man,” “Backside of Thirty,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You” and “Busted.”

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‌ lame Mel Gibson for B it if you like, but no Jesus movie these days is worth its salt without an utterly unflinching treatment of his torture and crucifixion. And “Son of God” has stretches where the agony we watch this poor man endure is avert-your-eyes awful. If history ever produced a more excruciating form of punishment, it probably included lions at dinner time. But “Son of God,” a big-screen version of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s History Channel TV series “The Bible,” has a redemptive optimism about it that makes the brutality go down easier. Their Jesus may be all business. But he sports a beatific smile as he renders unto audiences lines that feel like rough drafts of the polished poetry of the King James Bible. “I’ll give my stone to the first man who tells me he has not sinned” doesn’t have the memorable ring of “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” But that’s what Shakespearean editors can do for you. It’s a standard-issue Christ picture — hitting the high points from Jesus (Diogo Morgado) taking


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that first fishing trip with Peter (Darwin Shaw) to Lazarus to “Where’s Judas?” to “Give us Barabbas” and the long, final walk. Unlike “The Passion of the Christ,” there’s no Aramaic with English subtitles, alot less blood and no anti-Semitism. No character feels like a caricature — not the hypocritical PhariseeCaiaphas (Adrian Schiller) or the gruff and dismissive Pontius Pilate (Greg Hicks of “Snow White and the Huntsman”). But it’s also dramatically flat, with few actors who make an impression as they play saints and sinners, the icons of the Bible. An eight-minute prologue takes us from Eve and Adam through Noah and Abraham to the Biblical “present,” in which the Apostle John (Sebastian Knapp) narrates the story

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— from recruiting Peter to the Miracle of Fishes and Loaves (unleavened pita bread here), from tackling the money changers in the Temple to the Sermon on the Mount. The settings are passable versions of ancient Israel — digital models of Jerusalem, here and there, amidst the arid, rockstrewn landscape. Among the cast, Hicks andShaw make the strongest impression, with co-producer Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) managing a perfectly weepy Mother Mary. And while Morgado’s Jesus suggests little of the charisma of this first “fisher of men,” it is a pleasantly retro, “hippies will inherit the Earth” take on the man. The film emphasizes his role as rabbi or “teacher,” and his big lessons about forgiveness, humility, compassion

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‌ he label “durable” as T in “durable leading man” has never fit Liam Neeson more than it does in these late-career action pictures that have become his bread and butter since “Taken.” He still looks like he can take a beating, and so he does. He looks as if he can administer one or two, so he does. He looks like he might have “particular skills,” his character’s famous selfdescription in “Taken.” And he proves it. In “Non-Stop,” those skills would be those of a U.S. air marshal, one of the guys entrusted with keeping airline flights free from hijackings. His Bill Marks is a drinker and a smoker, a sad-eyed man who doesn’t like to fly but still does this dangerous job for a living — after he’s had a toot in the parking lot, a snort in the bar or what not. And Neeson makes us believe in this guy, first frame to last. “Non-Stop” is a solid, workmanlike action picture

Non-Stop ** Rate PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references; starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Linus Roache; directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; opening Friday at Carbondale 8 and AMC 8 in Marion. that builds slowly, bends over backwards to overexplain itself and its villain, and delivers a lulu of an ending. Somebody is threatening the 150 passengers and crew on Marks’ cell phone, and framing Marks with the dirty work to his superiors back on the ground. In the wee hours of this red eye from New York to London, that first text arrives on his “secure” phone. “In exactly 20 minutes, I’m going to kill someone on this plane.” Marks may have had a nip from a bottle before boarding, but he’s sharp enough to observe and profile every

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