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Southern. In the past, Leek had estimated serving up about 1,000 pounds of chicken per Once known for its week. delectable barbecue and Fried chicken is offered scrumptious side items, on the buffet daily but is BJ’s Garden Inn Café has carved out a new niche in also sold in family packs, priced affordably and Southern home-style with side options, as well. cooking. In addition to the daily The restaurant, started buffet, BJ’s also offers by Betty Jane Leek and now run by her son Kent, breakfast, available from is a favorite of locals from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Patrons can order a Du Quoin but also draws visitors from neighboring variety of breakfast dishes ranging from the communities. traditional short stack of Leek prides himself on buttermilk pancakes to the authenticity of the dishes served up at BJs, as omelets, waffles, biscuits and gravy and potato he uses from-scratch cooking and his mother’s casserole. These are in addition to breakfast recipes to satisfy his meats such as sausage, faithful followers. “Fried chicken is the big bacon, and ham. Though the buffet is the ticket,” Leek told The FOR THE SOUTHERN
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Jazz artist Victor Goines to perform at Mitchell Museum Performance Hall MOUNT VERNON — Victor Goines, who has been called one of the most respected and multifaceted musicians in the jazz world today, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road. Goines is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. He has toured throughout the world and recording over 21 releases
including Marsalis Pulitzer Prize winning recording “Blood on the Fields.” Goines has recorded/performed with many noted jazz and popular artists such as Terence Blanchard, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Green, Lionel Hampton, BB King, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. He has also served as artistic
director of the jazz program at the Julliard School and is currently the director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University. The musical evening Feb. 1 will start with a wine and cash bar plus Hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. with the concert at 8 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $35 per person or $30 for members of Cedarhurst. Call 618-242-1236 ext. 225 or go to www.cedarhurst.org. — The Southern
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‘The Screwtape Letters’ will take the stage at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
C.S. Lewis’The Screwtape Letters come to Paducah in March PADUCAH — “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis will be transformed into a live performance at 7:15 pm. Saturday, March 8 in The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. Tickets are $49, $39 and $29 and are currently on sale. “The Screwtape Letters” has been called “a smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view.” The national tour will play in over 50 major cities and performing arts venues throughout the United States. The play, set in an eerily stylish office in hell, follows the clever scheming of Satan’s chief psychiatrist, Screwtape, as he entices a human patient toward damnation. In this topsy-turvy,
morally inverted universe God is the “Enemy” and the Devil is “Our Father below.” As His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, award winning actor Brent Harris, creates a character who mesmerizes the audience as he allures his unsuspecting patient down the “soft, gentle path to Hell.” At his feet is Screwtape’s able assistant, Toadpipe, played by Marissa Molnar and Tamala Bakkensen, a grotesque creature demon, who transforms her elastic body into the paragons of vices and characters Screwtape requires to keep his patient away from the “Enemy.” Tickets may be purchased by calling 270-443-9932 or going online at www.thecarson center.org. — The Southern
The traditional Ste. Genevieve King’s Ball will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in the VFW Hall located at 852 Memorial Drive. The French-inspired celebration has been held in historic Ste. Genevieve for more than 250 years. Ste. Genevieve’s early French settlers looked forward to King’s ball or Bal de Roi, the traditional close of
the Christmas season. Townspeople were invited to attend this celebration. Ticket prices for the Ball are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students age 18 and younger. Tables for 8 to 10 persons may be reserved. Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to dress in French Colonial costumes.
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University Museum exhibits include photos, metal art, ecology CARBONDALE — SIU’s University Museum’s current exhibits include a photographic record of area history, metal art cast on campus, art created by area students participating in a museum education program and an exhibit promoting ecologically-friendly living. The museum will host a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. There is no admission charge, though the museum does accept donations. Most of the exhibits opened for viewing earlier this month. Shown below are the exhibits opening for spring. Cast in Carbondale: Sculptures and Drawings by Visiting Artists from the Thomas Walsh Donation. Walsh taught sculpture in SIU’s School of Art and Design for more than 30 years. This exhibit
displays work created at the SIU Foundry by visiting artists Walsh invited to campus. Mike Chervinko: Historic Photographs of the TriState Tornado. The Jackson County Historical Society preserved these never-before-seen photographs. Photographer Mike Chervinko developed and printed them for a look back at the 1925 tornado that left a wake of destruction in southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and southeast Indiana. Sustain 2: National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Art and Design for Eco Living. Nate Steinbrink, University Museum curator and graduate student Wes Stoerger earned grant funds for the second year for this progressive exhibit promoting sustainable art
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and design practices and the re-use and reimagining of otherwise discarded materials. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois. The panel exhibit tells the stories of artists and features a variety of traditional art forms. Exhibit curator Edna Patterson-Petty will present a free workshop particularly focusing on the African-American quilts and wall hangings in the exhibit. The workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8 in the Hickory
Lodge, 1115 W. Sycamore St., Carbondale. Artist Trading Cards Project. Curator Bob DeHoet, University Museum education director works with area high school students to help them use the museum as a springboard for their own art projects. Students from several area high schools created baseball-trading-cardsized miniature works of art for this exhibit. Hoyeon Chung: Mixed Media. Korean native and Southern Illinois resident
Hoyeon Chung presents her abstract fiber and mixed media art. What’s What, Whose Who? The University Museum archives hold more than 60,000 individual works of art and artifacts. Every year, campus VIPs get a chance to look at the archives and select one item for an exhibit. The results are always surprising and eclectic. Master Artists from the Art Collection. A continuing exhibit highlighting some of the more famous names
represented in the University Museum. The Trunk Show. Museum registrar Eric S. Jones curates this exhibit featuring traveling trunks in the museum collection — and the stories of the people who used them. Learn about an opera singer, a Southern Illinois soldier and others. University Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. The museum is closed during spring break.
students from Anna Jonesboro, Belleville, Benton, To Kill and To Heal: Carbondale, Carterville, Weapons and Medicine of the Cobden, Herrin, Johnston Civil War, Feb. 3-10, Anna Arts City, Joppa, Kell, Marion, Center. 125 W. Davie St., Anna; Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, traveling exhibit; designed Waltonville and Waterloo; and constructed by the staff hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. of the Abraham Lincoln Tuesday-Saturday and Presidential Museum; 9 a.m. 1-5 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. to noon Monday-Thursday; 9; 618-242-1236; www. appointments to see exhibit, cedarhurst.org 618-833-6525; free Cropper Life: Images of A Song from the Field: Dignity, Mounds African Collection of works by Robert American Museum; through Ketchens and William Burton, Feb. 9; hours, 2-5 p.m. Jr., depicting the history of Saturday and Sunday; the Blues genre of music, 618-745-61833; eason@ Carbondale Civic Center midwest.net Corridor Gallery; in High School Art conjunction with Black Competition: Little Egypt Art History Month; starts Centre, 601 Tower Square, Monday, Feb. 3; through Marion; cash and March 2; 618-457-5100, by merchandise prizes presented email info@carbondale to winners at closing arts.org, or online at reception Feb. 16; includes art carbondalearts.org by high school students from Karen Switzer: Artist of the throughout Southern Illinois; Month, Little Egypt Art painting, drawing, Centre, 601 Tower Square, photography, sculpture; Marion; through January; exhibit may be viewed from 9 618-998-8530 or a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and from www.littleegyptarts.com 11 a.m.-3 p.m. TuesdayScholastic Art Awards Saturday; 618-993-2564; Exhibit: Mitchell Museum www.littleegyptarts.com Main Gallery and Beal Gallery, Wheat Elder: Visiting Artist Cedarhurst Center for the Series, Rend Lake College, Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina; Mount Vernon; work of theater lobby; through
Feb. 28; 618-437-5321; www.rlc.edu Jeanne Warren: Awardwinning needle work, Harrisburg District Library; counted cross-stitch; through March 2 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Dedicated to artist Roscoe Misselhorn, Misselhorn Art Gallery, 611 W. Second St., Sparta; on display until mid-March; 618-4433577; www.misselhorn gallery.com Jo Dodd, Joanna Gray and Rene DeGroof: The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion; hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday; through March 26; 618-993-2657 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.logan museum.org 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; www.museum.siu. edu The Urge to Embellish: Illinois State Museum Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Art & Artisans Center, 14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington, six miles north of Benton; open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; through May 25; 618-6292220; www.museum.state.il .us/ismsites/so-il
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Receptions The Didactic Art Show: This Art Show Kills Fascists, Thursday-Friday, Jan. 30-31, Surplus Gallery, Glove Factory, 432 S. Washington St., Carbondale; exhibition of artwork by Craig Ross, Adam Turl and Joe Lane; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31; music by Hans Predator, Scatter Brain Jane, Cherry Street Volcano and Secondary Modern; gallery hours, noon-5 p.m.; 618-713-8132 Expressions II: A collection of works by artists who have been featured on the WSIU Television series Expressions, Carbondale Civic Center Corridor Gallery, 200 S. Illinois Ave.; reception, 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31; 618-4575100; info@carbondalearts. org; carbondalearts.org
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Events Southern Illinois Boat & Fishing Show: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, The Pavilion of the City of Marion; hours, 3-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; proceeds to Gum Drops and the Youth Outdoor Education Foundation Learn to make maple syrup: Two sessions, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Cedar Lake Shop, Carbondale;
dress for the weather; registration is required; 618-549-8441 Taste of the Grain: 3-6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1, Copper Dragon, Carbondale; sponsored by The Southern Illinois Irish Festival; whisky tasting, appetizers; Scottish music; 21 or over; $30; reserve at 618-549-3090; www.silirishfest.org. Taste of Chocolate: Sponsored by the Women’s Center, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Carbondale Civic Center; chocolate, music, auction; $35; 618-549-4807, ext. 228 Civil War Weekend: FridaySunday, Feb. 7-9, Union County; Lincoln Legacy Civil War Banquet, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St., Anna; $25; reserve before Feb. 3 at 618-833-8745; Civil War events continue, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Anna Arts Center; historical bus tour of Lincoln’s Footsteps
and Friends in Anna and Jonesboro, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9; $10; reserve by Feb. 3 at 618-833-8745; email@example.com Fly With the Eagles: Half Marathon, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Marion; registration and packet pick up begins 7 a.m.; 618-694-9035; firstname.lastname@example.org St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Features The Southern Illinois Roller Girls, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, the Pavilion of the City of Marion; doors open 5 p.m.; $8 in advance or $10 at the door; 12 and younger; free; www.soillrollergirls.com Southern Illinois Got Talent Contest: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Illinois Star Centre Mall food court, Marion; proceeds to the Good Samaritan Ministries; $15 to try out plus two non perishable food items; bring DVD of performance, non-perishable
food items and $15 before Feb. 10 to the Mall office located near Target; 10 winners will compete for $300 March 8 at the Marion Cultural Civic Center; rickhubert@yahoo. com; 618-889-0517 Trivia night: To benefit Southern Illinois Roller Girls, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Herrin Elks Lodge, 221 E. Monroe St., Herrin; doors open, 6 p.m.; $100 for a team of 8 or $15 individually; reserve at email@example.com; www.soillrollergirls.com
History Handcrafts From The Heart: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Herrin City Library; bring any handmade item from the past or present handed down, a gift from someone special or a special memory associated with the item; no quilts; bring
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Monty’s Valentine Show: Featuring Monty Jackson & Friends, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, The Gathering Place Dinner Theatre, 290 S. Burns St., Sparta; $35; show and dinner; www.thegatheringplaceoffbroa dway.com; 618-965-3726
Shrek the Musical: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; $15; www.marion ccc.org or 618-997-4030 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; tickets now Theatre Auditions on sale; $8; 618-697-0009; Auditions: For Joan’s firstname.lastname@example.org Laughter, 10 a.m.-noon and 2C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, C.H. Letters: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Moe Theater, SIU; 618-453March 8, The Luther F. Carson 5741 Four Rivers Center, Paducah; Auditions: For The McLeod tickets now on sale; Summer Playhouse 2014 $49/$39/$29; www.the season, starts 9 a.m. Saturday, carsoncenter.org; 270-443Feb. 8, Altgeld Hall, Room 116, 9932
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Schedule of Events 8th Annual PAST Lincoln Legacy Dinner & Auction FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. Speaker: Dr. Frank Nickell, Former History Department Chairman, Founder and Director, Center for Regional History, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. At Main St. Center, 400 S. Main, Anna. Call Linda at 618-833-8745 or email email@example.com For $25 reservation No later than Monday, February 3.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014, EVENTS FREE FROM 9:30 AM to 5 PM Exhibits include Civil War Era guns and quilts, Re-enactors, Memorabilia, Music, Exhibit Contest, Kirkpatrick Pottery, and Children’s Activities. It is FREE! 9:30AM: “Grant and His Lieutenants: The War in the West” Dr. Frank Nickell 10:45AM: “The Political Climate of Southern Illinois in 1864” Darrell Dexter 11:45AM: “Civil War Origins of the ‘Stars And Stripes’ Newspaper” James Mayo 1:00PM: “Photographers of the Civil War” Charles Swedlund 2:00PM: “Civil War Steamboats Built on the Lower Ohio River” Robert Swenson 3:00PM: “Southern Illinois Volunteers in the Atlanta Campaign of 1864” Glen Bishop 4:00PM: “Caught in the Sweep of History: Egypt’s Soldiers in the Second Year of the Civil War” Mike Jones
Saturday Februa ry 8, 2014 at 7:00PM See the play “Patches on Sq ua starring Pete Ho res” usm The story about an. ho front in Southern me Illinois
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014: 1 PM Historical Bus Tour: Lincoln’s Footsteps and Friends in Anna-Jonesboro. Call 618- 833-8745 for $10 reservation by Feb 3. Includes PAST Heritage House 2-4 PM Open House at the PAST Heritage House, It is Free! 2:30 PM Recognize All Exhibit Contest Winners 2:35 PM “Patches on Squares” starring Pete Housman
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Celebrating the Oscars Local events celebrate the Academy Awards A Night at the Oscars Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra performance; featuring songs and scores from Hollywood classics; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4; Shryock Auditorium, SIU; tickets are $8 for students of any age and $20 for the general public and can be purchased in advance at the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices, by calling 618-453-6000 or at SouthernTicketsOnline.com
Trivia Night at the Oscars Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale; trivia, silent auction, raffle and more; 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27; Copper Dragon; Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.bgc-
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CARBONDALE — With the Grammys in the past, entertainment award season shifts its focus toward celebrating the year in film at the Oscars. Hollywood’s elite will gather March 2 to walk the red carpet and watch as their peers receive the famed gold statues. But just because the Academy Awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles doesn’t mean Southern Illinoisans can’t have a bit of Oscar fun, as well. Two events this month in Carbondale celebrate the spirit of the award show and aim to entertain. First, the Southern
Illinois Symphony Orchestra presents “A Night at the Oscars” on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Then, on Thursday, Feb. 27, the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale hosts “Trivia Night at the Oscars” at Copper Dragon. The Symphony Orchestra’s performance will feature music from classic musicals, such as “Mary Poppins,” “A Chorus Line” and “Les Miserables;” scores from films like “Spartacus” and “Gone with the Wind;” and medleys from franchises such as James Bond, Harry Potter and “Star Wars.” “They say that the best film music is when you don’t notice the music,” said Music Director Edward Benyas. “But there are some beautiful melodies and great orchestrations in some of these scores.”
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Les O’Dell and Bruce Wallace, directors of the Carbondale and Murphysboro chambers of commerce, respectively, will emcee the evening, introducing each of the movie selections. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Shryock Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students of any age and $20 for the general public and can be purchased in advance at
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In addition to the trivia, the event also includes a silent auction and a “Best Picture” raffle, where people can buy tickets to select which movie will win Best Picture at the awards ceremony. Dinner from Great Boars of Fire will be served. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and to decorate their tables, as well, as prizes will be distributed to the best ones. “It’s a really fun event,” Jones-Daly said. “It’s a really good time for everyone.” The event is geared toward adults, given the nature of the content and the venue, and parents are encouraged to use consideration when bringing children. Tickets are $35 per person, or a sponsorship for a table of eight with recognition and a special gift is available for $360. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bgc-cdale.org or by calling 618-303-5974. “This is one of our signature events,” said Randy Osborn, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale. firstname.lastname@example.org 618-351-5031
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Flute Concert set Friday in Carbondale CARBONDALE —The Southern Illinois Flute Choir and the SIU Flute Studio will join together to present a winter concert Friday, Jan. 31. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St. The choir is comprised of the complete range of flute voices: contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo. Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly and are joined in these rehearsals by the students of the SIU Flute Studio. Concert selections will include “Malaguena” by Ernesto Lecuona, “Variations and Scherzo
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music, under the artistic direction of Douglas Worthen, is offered free of charge. — The Southern
Thespian Comedy Improv returns to Rend Lake College INA – The Rend Lake College Thespian Troupe Comedy Improv show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the RLC Theatre. The annual show will resemble the popular television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with a number of games and audience interactions. Tracey Webb, Thespian Troupe sponsor and RLC Theatre professor, said the club meets once a week to practice the craft of comedy improvisation. “The games we play improve the actors’ ability to ‘live in the moment,’ which is a huge part of seeming real to life on the stage,” said Webb. “In live theatre,
things often go wrong. Improvisation skills keep actors on track and quite often can save a show from falling apart when somebody drops a line, drops a prop, struggles with a piece of scenery and so on.” Webb added the show will be a real-life practice session for the Thespians, who will count on active audience members and participation. There is no cost for the show, which is expected to last until 8:30 p.m. Donations are accepted and will be used for the club’s annual trip to see Second City, a theatrical company for comedy improvisational skills, in Chicago. — The Southern
Southern Illinois Got Talent Contest tryouts set Feb. 15 contest includes a T-shirt. The Good Samaritan Ministries fundraiser is designed to raise funds to help shelter the homeless and feed the hungry. Those interested should bring a DVD of the performance and two non-perishable food items with a $15 check made
payable to Good Samaritan Ministries before Feb. 10 to the Mall office located near Target. Any late registrations after Feb. 10 will have an entry fee of $20 plus four non-perishable food items. A total of 10 winners chosen by the celebrity judges will compete for $300 March 8 in the
Marion Cultural Civic Center. The 6:30 p.m. performance March 8 at the Civic Center features award-winning Elvis Presley impersonator Matt Joyce. For more information, call 618-889-0517 or email rickhubert@ yahoo.com. — The Southern
Black History Month art exhibit opens Monday in Corridor Gallery CARBONDALE — An art exhibit being held in conjunction with Black History Month will open up Monday, Feb. 3 in the Carbondale Civic Center Corridor Gallery. The exhibit, “A Song from the Field,” is a collection of works by painter Robert Ketchens
and painter/pyrographer William Burton, Jr., depicting the history of the Blues genre of music. As a companion event to the exhibit, an artist lecture and reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the School of Law at SIU. In addition, Carbondale Community Arts will
host a meet the artist reception from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Civic Center Corridor Gallery. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. “A Song from the Field” is available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in
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Lion’s Club: South Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4888 Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Marion 618-997-6168 Marion Eagles: Russell and Longstreet Roads, Marion 618-993-6300 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard, Marion 618-9227853 N-Kahootz Night Club: 115 W. Cherry St., Herrin 618-9429345 Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4676 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Steeleville American Legion: 303 S. Chester St., Steeleville 618-965-3362 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 Williamson County Fairground Hanna Building: Fair and Main streets, Marion 618-917-5230
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solo and collaborative music; free; 618-985-2828, ext. 8287 Vivaldi for Valentine’s: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, DunnRichmond Economic Development Center, SIU; presented by The Southern Illinois Symphony and SIU Concert Choir; gourmet dinner; music; $75; reserve by Friday, Feb. 7; 618-4536000; www.southerntickets online.com; email@example.com
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Missouri The Band Perry: We Are Pioneers World Tour 2014, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau; special guests Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell; Pioneer, the sophomore album from The Band Perry, has been certified gold and features the number one hits, Better Dig Two and Done; current single, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; band members are Neil Perry on mandolin, accordion, vocals, Kimberly Perry, lead vocals, guitar and Reid Perry, bass, vocals; www.theband perry.com; $25-$39.75; firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival National Federation of Music Clubs Festival: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Altgeld Hall and Old
Baptist Foundation Building, SIU; over 200 music students will perform prepared pieces; includes piano concertos, piano duets and hymn playing, as well as classical guitar solos, violin solos, duets, trios and voice solos; participants come from several communities including Carbondale, Carterville, Cambria, Eldorado, Elkville, Herrin, Makanda, Marion and Murphysboro
Recitals TESSI recitals: Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, First Christian Church, 306 W. Monroe St., Carbondale; students from the Talent Education School of Southern Illinois; ages 4-18 on piano, voice, violin, bowed psaltery and classical guitar; free; 618-457-6300
Vivaldi and gourmet meal on tap at SIU for Valentine’s Day CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois residents can spend Valentine’s Day enjoying classical music and a catered gourmet meal. The Southern Illinois Symphony and SIU Concert Choir will present Vivaldi for Valentine’s at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 in the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at SIU. To purchase tickets in advance, go to the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices, call 618-4536000 or go online at www.southerntickets online.com. — The Southern
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Randall Bramblett brings popular, fun show back to The Old Feed Store Southern Rock in the late 1970s. COUNTRY Bramblett also played SCENE saxophone and provided vocals for Sea Level, a band Vince Hoffard that had minor pop hits with “That’s Your Secret” and “Living In A Dream.” His flawless reputation andall Bramblett has with the group led to future the musical pedigree collaborations with Gov’t that allows him to be Mule, Widespread Panic selective when choosing and Steve Winwood. He venues to display his vast has played on stage with array of talents. the Grateful Dead and With a résumé that toured as the opening act included a couple solo for Bonnie Raitt in 2012. albums and work with Accustomed to often Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop playing concerts in front of and Bonnie Bramlett, he was recruited to play piano 10,000 screaming fans or much smaller intimate for Sea Level in 1977, a clubs, but it took some spin-off of the turbulent talking last year to get him Allman Brothers. The to perform at The Old Feed group mixed rock, blues Store in Cobden. and jazz to create a “He really enjoyed the blistering brand of funky
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by The Randall Bramblett Band, which is the same four-piece unit coming to The Old Feed Store. Bramblett’s intelligent songwriting was displayed on the album “The Bright Spots,” released last year on New West Records. It was named best album of 2013 by AllMusic. He also wrote “Used To Rule The World” for Raitt’s “Slipstream” album, which won a Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Americana Album. Several recent prestigious shows made it a point to have Bramblett in the lineup, including a Dec. 13 appearance at the 26th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, N.C. and a January performance in Atlanta with Leavell, Gregg Allman and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The 65-year old Bramblett was born in Georgia on the Motown sound. He attended the University of North
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Roller Girls to celebrate Valentine’s Summer Playhouse auditions will be Feb. 8 at Altgeld Hall on SIU campus CARBONDALE —The McLeod “Oklahoma!” (June 20-22, 27-29); a.m. with call backs as necessary at 1 Day a little differently than most Summer Playhouse will hold “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” (July p.m. MARION—The Southern Illinois Roller Girls will kick off 2014 with the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Pavilion of the City of Marion. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. SIRG is the only women’s flat track roller derby league in Southern Illinois. During a brief break in December, the team recruited skaters, redesigned the website and firmed up the bouting schedule for the coming season. Plans call for the team to go up against roller girls from all over the Midwest, including the CoMO Derby Dames of Columbia, Mo., The Midwest Mayhem of Springfield and The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls. “I’m really excited about the opportunities
we have this season. We’re going up against some pretty tough leagues, which is exciting, but more than anything, we’re going up against girls that are genuinely fun to skate against,” said Co-President and coach Dread Pirate Robyn, also known as Elizabeth Cook. Other events on tap for 2014 include a fundraising trivia tournament for Feb. 15 and the 4th annual Girl Scout Derby Day which gives Girl Scouts the chance to strap on skates and be roller girls for a day. The Roller Girls are also fundraising for the Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge and making plans to participate in the Southern Illinois AIDS walk. The Southern Illinois roller Girls’ schedule and upcoming events may be seen at www.soillroller girls.com.
auditions and technical staff interviews for its 2014 season Saturday, Feb. 8, in Altgeld Hall, Room 116, on the SIU campus. The 2014 season includes:
11-13, 18-20) and “Charlotte’s Web,” (June and July). Registration is at 9 a.m. with dance auditions at 10 a.m. Feb. 8. Individual auditions begin at 11
Actors will have 90 seconds to sing a musical theater selection and perform a comic monologue. An accompanist will be provided. — The Southern
Auditions for ‘Joan’s Laughter’ set Saturday CARBONDALE—Open auditions for “Joan’s Laughter” will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in the CH Moe Theater located in the Communications Building at SIU. “Joan’s Laughter” looks at the last hour of Joan of Arc’s life as she prepares for execution. The play includes roles for two women and three men. Auditions include readings from provided scripts. Scripts are
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‘Labor Day’ ladles on the melodrama to hide unintentional laughs Labor Day ** Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality; starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire; directed by Jason Reitman; opening Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS
The funniest unintentional laugh in “Labor Day” is the way adaptor/director Jason Reitman treats this eyerolling, melodramatic romance novel as if he’s got his hands on the works of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy. A genteel escaped convict hides out with a
grieving divorcee and offers another chance at love? It’s “The Prisons of Madison County.” Kate Winslet conveys a quivering, emotionally crippled vulnerability as the single mom and Josh Brolin suggests the proper balance of menace and chivalry as the convicted murderer. And young Gattlin Griffith is the 13-year-old who realizes that he is never going to be adequate as mom’s substitute husband. The boy Henry is the one the goateed and bloodied Frank (Brolin) approaches in the small-town supermarket. The pitch for a getaway, first to him then to his mother, is polite with just a hint of threat: “Frankly, this needs to happen.”
Frank assures them he just needs to lay low until the law passes by their house, just until he can hop a freight train in the morning. But he sees Adele’s shaky hold on sanity, the ruin she’s let the house fall into, her loneliness. Before you know it, he’s cleaning the house, cooking dinner and — ever so lovingly — tying her up to keep up “held hostage” appearances. Henry, who narrates this story as an adult (voiced by Tobey Maguire), is confused. He bonds with the new man in their house, is impressed by Frank’s masculine tenderness and consideration. Henry might even learn a thing or two about the fairer sex, useful tips he can try out
on the pushy-edgy big-city girl who’s new to town (Brighid Fleming). Reitman, for whom the glories of “Up in the Air” are but a fading memory, ladles on the sap in scenes where Frank grabs Adele’s hands and shoves them into the pie he’s making, or cradles her as he teaches her to hit a baseball. Adele teaches Frank to rumba and cha cha and over the course of a Labor Day weekend in 1987, and dares to think they have a future. Skip past the eye-rolling unlikeliness of this scenario — the fact that nosey, personal-space violating neighbors never notice that the guy whose picture is all over TV is cleaning the gutters of the divorced woman’s house — and treasure the film’s tense
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moments of kidnapping and near discovery. Reitman, using a pulsing, quietly pounding Rolf Kent score and a lot of silence, tightens the screws in these scenes like an old pro. But as with “Young Adult,” he’s chosen material too thin to support a deeper, more ambitious story. Whatever the gifts of
memoirist, J.D. Salinger paramour and novelist Joyce Maynard, here her work comes off as a slightly more masculine Nicholas Sparks. And “Labor Day,” for all its filmmaking care and care-worn performances, is nothing more than a beach book, inconsequential and utterly out of place in January.
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