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Southern Que BBQ Restaurant JOE SZYNKOWSKI FOR THE SOUTHERN‌

‌Active in educational programs, outreach efforts, and church functions, Hope Horace-Logwood and the Rev. Sidney Logwood are the epitome of community contributors. One of their more delicious offerings comes from the kitchen of Southern Que BBQ — a natural extension of their community spirit. Southern Que specializes in all things pork and has been bringing people together since 2008. “We have a lot of loyal community members who have been supporting us from the beginning,” Hope said. From sandwiches to spare ribs, this family restaurant has it covered, not to mention its top-secret sauce that comes in mild or hot varieties. The sauce is made with a special blend of spices that makes it sweet and tangy with a hint of heat. It is the perfect topping for ribs, chicken, beef, fries, or anything else on your plate. “Everybody loves the sauce,” Hope said. “It’s homemade and goes back a long way.” Some of the most popular items on the menu include the pulled pork basket, wing and tip combo and the catfish fillet basket. Customers can also order a snoot sandwich — pig snout grilled, crisped, and sauced – served on either bun or bread. “We had a lot of people telling us that we needed snoot,” Hope said. “People love it.” Southern Que’s sides deserve

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Southern Que in Carbondale serves a variety of barbecue and other dishes.

SOUTHERN QUE BBQ RESTAURANT WHAT: Pulled pork sandwiches, spare ribs, beef brisket, barbecue, spaghetti, baked beans WHERE: 887 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale HOURS: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m.11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; closed Sundays; call for summer hours PHONE: 618-457-8000 a menu of their own, with a wide variety sure to please every appetite and taste. BBQ spaghetti, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob and potato salad are just a few of the endless options that perfectly

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complement Southern Que’s main offerings. Hope learned the art of barbecue from her mother, Juanita Horace, who also passed down her strong sense of community advocacy. Southern Que caters the annual Spirit of Attucks reunion every Fourth of July, and also is a big backer of local school programming. “We are really committed to growing business and supporting different groups in Carbondale,” Hope said. Southern Que has been a vendor in Carbondale Community High School for numerous years and offers extensive catering services. Hope invites all business and community groups to enjoy downhome BBQ at their next lunch or dinner meeting.

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or www.littleegyptarts.com George and Janet Stone: Photographers, north wall, Little Egypt Arts Centre, 601 Tower Square, Marion; through June; 618-998-8530 or www. littleegyptarts.com Playing with Scissors: Polly Winkler-Mitchell; Sandra Gottlieb: Waves in Black and White; Dreaming Out Loud: Recent works by Paul Call for Art‌ Aho; Pastoral America: The Strictly Digital photogMorrissey Family Collections; raphy: Competition and all at Cedarhurst Center exhibition, Anna Arts Center, for the Arts, 2600 Richview 117 W. Davie St., Anna; only Road, Mount Vernon; through digital photography; $20 entry Aug. 3; 618-242-1236; www. fee for three entries; deliver cedarhurst.org art 4-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Landscapes of Southern June 6-7, 9 a.m.-noon MondayIllinois: A curated group exhibiTuesday, June 9-10; exhibit tion through a variety of media, opens June 13; through June Carbondale Civic Center 29; reception and awards, Corridor Gallery; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29; 618Monday-Friday; through July 833-2862 or gsbjr@frontier. 31; presented by Carbondale com Community Arts; 618-457LEAA competition: 5100; info@carbondalearts. Deadline June 20, Little Egypt org; carbondalearts.org Arts Centre, 601 Tower Square, Staycation: Missy Carstens, Marion; works eligible for oil and acrylic paintings of local prizes must depict a Southern scenes, Latta Java coffee shop, Illinois structure or piece of 412 N. Market St., Marion; 8 machinery; 618-998-8530 or a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, www.littleegyptarts.com 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.2 p.m. Sunday; through August; Exhibits‌ 618-998-8530 Flower Power: South wall, Du Quoin Library of Arts: Little Egypt Arts Centre, 6 S. Washington St., Du Quoin; 601 Tower Square, Marion; works of the late Paul Schirmer; floral artwork, fiber pieces, through June 15; 618-790photographs; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 4036; libraryofarts@gmail.com Monday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Daedalus’ Wings: Tuesday-Saturday; through Installation by Luca Cruzat, The June; 618-998-8530 or www. Gallery Space, law office of Joni littleegyptarts.com Beth Bailey, 1008 Walnut St., Kaye Howell: North window Murphysboro; hours, 9 a.m.artist, Little Egypt Arts Centre, 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; through 601 Tower Square, Marion; June through June; 618-998-8530 French artist: Camille

Thursday Night Live: Art, food, music; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon; music by Eastwood Frisch, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 5; yoga, 5:15 p.m.; gallery talk with Jill Downen, 6:30 p.m.; 618-2421236; www.cedarhurst.org

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Ticheur, Weaver’s Cottage, 1904 Bass Lane, Carbondale; through June; 618 457-6823 Celebration in Nature: Paintings by Bluma Herman, Carbondale Public Library, 405 W. Main St.; through July 1; 618-559-1641; carbondale. aol@gmail.net Light Up the Night: Exhibit by Scott Morris of Karnak, Harrisburg District Library; acrylic paintings; many street scenes of Paducah; closing reception, July 13 Stitching and Painting: The Art of Faith Ringgold, Mounds African American Museum, 216 N. Front St.; 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; through July 27; 618-745-6183 Paint on the Wall: By Shawn Vincelette, Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Drive; heavy acrylic paintings; through July; also the Marion Landmarks Series, drawings inspired by Marion’s past; 618-993-2657

‌MARION — Artist Missy Carstens is currently showing her original oil and acrylic paintings of local Southern Illinois scenes in her latest exhibit titled “Staycation.” This exhibit is on the walls of the Latta Java coffee shop, 412 N. Market St. and may be seen through August during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satuday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Subjects in the exhibit include vineyards, fields, a Longhorn cow and local landscapes. All works in the exhibit are for sale, and a percentage of the purchase price of Missy’s pieces will go to local arts groups for art camp scholarships. Goreville artist E.P. Morrison also has some paintings included in the exhibit. Carstens’ oil and acrylic paintings can also be seen at the Little Egypt Arts Centre in Marion, the Marion Carnegie Library, the Southern Illinois Artisans’ Shop at Rend Lake and Galleria Ste. Genevieve in Missouri. Her artwork is also included in a group show of Southern Illinois landscapes at Carbondale Civic Center now through the end of July. Carstens will be the instructor for a Little Egypt Arts Association wine and painting party fundraiser starting at

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World-renowned poet turns her attention to country music

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oy Rainey King of Herrin has been busy this week searching for deals on airfare to New York City, where she has been invited to a dinner hosted by Country the United scene Nations Vince Hoffard for the Global Officials of Dignity awards. The June 20 program will honor people from throughout the world for humanitarian services. King has been a longtime contributor to the Songs of Love Foundation. The organization believes in “the medicine of music” and has a staff that composes individualized songs from a patient profile for children and teenagers facing tough medical challenges. A world-renowned

poet, at the gathering King will be surrounded by elite doctors, artists and statesmen from around the globe. Little will they know that the 74-year-old Southern Illinoisan in their presence is an aspiring songwriter who loves country music. “I have the radio on a country station at all times. I like all the new artists, but my favorite will always be George Jones. It just doesn’t get any better,” King said. King says just about every new country song has a reference to the consumption of alcohol, so over the objection of at least one of her children, she included a line about “long neck bottles” in a recent composition. “Every song seems to be about drinking beer,” she said. “If that is what Nashville wants, that is what you have to give them.”

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Through her involvement with the Songs of Love Foundation, King met William Sherry Jr., a record producer in Nashville for the past 19 years. He has worked with superstar Gretchen Wilson and produced a children’s album that was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011. Sherry convinced King to have demo tapes made of her best material. Two of her tunes, “No SUV Yet” and “Chandeliers And Country Music,” are now available for a 99 cent download fee at popular internet sites like iTunes, Amazon and cdBaby. “I have been very pleased with the response so far. I’ve sold songs to people in Germany, Japan and Spain,” King said. The songs are performed by veteran demo artist Sandi Kight, who has served as the opening act for Tim McGraw and Wade Hayes. King will have a CD release party at Joe’s Records in the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 28. “This is a new venture for me,” King said. “I have a catalog of about 20 other songs that I feel are very good. I’m hanging on to them, just to see what happens. King says she never knows when she will be inspired to write a song, but when the idea is sparked within the deep recesses of her brain, the words spill out within 10 minutes. “Things come to me out off the clear blue sky,” she says. “I was watching an episode of ‘Nashville’ on television and heard a phrase that gave me the

urge to write “No SUV Yet.” I never know when it is going to happen, but when it does, I have to get it on paper.” The revelation that she should start writing country songs happen at a peculiar moment. She was attending a luncheon at Harvard University as an emissary for the International Congress on Arts, Communications, Science and Technology. A light went on as she listened to one of the keynote speakers. “I just felt like it was something I should start doing and things snowballed in a hurry,” she said. Writing is nothing new for King. Her poetry has been published worldwide. “The best thing that ever happened to me was to have a book of my poetry published in Mongolia,” she said. It was a magical moment in a cabin high in the Smoky Mountains long ago, during a family vacation, that she was first moved to record her feelings. “The place was so peaceful. The words started coming to me so fast. It was a wonderful outlet,” she says. “I never thought I’d be a writer, now I’ve had my work published all over the world.” King says she spends most of her time these days writing poems and songs. She is also a regular mall walker and dances three nights a week with a group of senior citizens. VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-658-9095 or vincehoffard@yahoo. com.


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Benton: Senior Center, The Swing N’ Country Dance Band, 7-9:30 p.m. Carbondale: Hangar 9, AD/CB Tres Hombres, Fever Thieves w/William Feigns Marion: Eagles, Cliff Lawrence Benefit; several musicians will perform, 6-9 p.m.

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Carbondale: Hangar 9, Battle Jacket Baby Tres Hombres, The Mudsills/Janis Esch, 6-9 p.m., patio Ina: Community Building, Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marion: Youth Center, Craig’s Country Band, 6-9 p.m. Whittington: Corner Dance Hall, Rebel Country Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Eagles, Big Country, 7-10 p.m. Thompsonville: Old Country Store Dance Barn, Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7-10 p.m.

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Carbondale: Copper Dragon, The Cordovas Marion: Eagles, Big Country, 6-9 p.m.

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

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Herrin: Teen Town, Country Ramrods, 7-10 p.m. Marion: Hideout Restaurant, Bob Pina, piano 5:30-8:30 p.m.

FIND THEM HERE‌

Barb’s Place: 206 E. Market St., Christopher 618-724-5562 Carbondale Eagles: 1206 W. Linden St. 618-529-9345 Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-303-5266 Curbside: 227 W. Main St., Carbondale 618-490-1539 Derby’s Community Hall: 214 High St., Du Quoin 618-201-1753 Egyptian Hills Resort: 75 Egyptian Parkway, Creal Springs; 618-364-8088 Gwen Wynn Senior Center: North 9th St., Benton 618-967-4635 Hangar 9: 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-549-0511 Herrin Teen Town: 105 N. 13th St., Herrin 618-889-3651 Hideout Restaurant: 2602 Wanda Drive, Marion

618-997-8325 Italian Club: 9038 Main Street, Coello 618-724-4610 John Brown’s On The Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-997-2909 Just Elsie’s: 302 Jackson St., Orient, 618-932-3401 La Fogata Mexican Bar and Grill: 519 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale; 618-457-2092 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 Ave., Marion 618-922-7853 Midtown Pub: Public Square, Jonesboro 618-614-7777 Murphysboro Moose Lodge: 9663 Old 13, Murphysboro 618-684-3232 N-Kahootz Night Club: 115 W. Cherry St., Herrin 618-942-9345

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Carbondale: Hangar 9, Tweak Bird w/The Flowers of Evil and Hans Predator Tres Hombres, Bosco & Whiteford w/County Graves Herrin: N-Kahootz Night Club, Salt Rock Jones, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Marion: Hideout Restaurant, Bob Pina, piano 5:30-9:30 p.m. Egyptian Hills Resort, The Bankesters,

Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville 618-218-4676 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale 618-529-1124 Pinch Penny Pub: 700 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale 618-549-3348 Steeleville American Legion: 303 S. Chester St., Steeleville 618-965-3362 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 The Mansion: 1602 Heartland Drive, Marion 618-579-4145

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Friday Night Fair music: Mr. Swamp Fox, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 6, Town Square Pavilion, corner of U.S. 51 north and Illinois 13 west, Carbondale; food; crafts; www.carbondalemainstreet.com; 618-529-8040 Centralia Carillon Summer Series: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Carillon Tower, 114 N. Elm St., Centralia; dates, June 6, 13, Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5; carlo@centralia-carillon.org; 618-533-4381; www.centralia-carillon.org Silver Bullet: Bob Seger tribute band, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Egyptian Hills Resort, Lake of Egypt, 75 Egyptian Parkway, Creal Springs; $20; benefits the Williamson County Family Crisis Center Homeless Shelter; Legends on the Lake will continue all summer with tributes to Rush, Rascal Flatts, Journey, Elton John; www.egyptianhills resort.com for complete list; 618-364-8088 or 618-996-3449 Southern Illinois Music Festival: Mostly Mozart in the Midwest, June 10-30, various locations throughout Southern Illinois; operas, chamber music, choirs, orchestras; www.SIFest.com; 618-997-4030 Loose Gravel: Brown Bag Concert, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale; bring a lawn chair; free; www. carbondalemainstreet.com Friday Night Fair music: Flowers of Evil, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 13, Town Square Pavilion, corner of U.S. 51 North and Illinois 13 West, Carbondale; food; crafts; www.carbondalemainstreet.com; 618-529-8040 Donnie Faknor: Tribute artist performer, 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, Liberty Theater, downtown Murphysboro; tribute to Eddy Arnold and Jim Reeves; fundraiser for the Liberty Theater; free CDs; refreshments available; 618-684-5880; Donfalknor.com Giant City Slickers: With Storm Crows, 6-10 p.m., Sunday June 22, The Old Feed Store, 111 N. Appleknocker Drive, Cobden; doors open 5 p.m.; $10; www.brownpapertickets.com/event; www.theoldfeed store.com Fixx For Hunger: Will Rock For Food benefit concert, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 26, Marion Cultural and Civic Center; proceeds to the Marion Food Pantry; headliners, The Fixx with guests, The Jeff Pritchett Project; The Fixx are an English rock and new wave band that formed in London in 1979; U.S. hits include “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Saved by Zero,” “Are We Ourselves?” and “Secret Separation;” $50/$35/$25 at www.marionccc.org, 618-997-4030 Illinois State Fair concerts: Feature Pitbull (Aug. 9), Hunter Hayes (Aug. 13), Emblem3 (Aug. 14) and Steely Dan (Aug. 15); Springfield; fair Aug. 7-17; www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000; www.illinios statefair.info.org

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Bluegrass Night: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; free; www.kentuckyopry.com; 888-459-8704 Terry Lee: Rock-a-boogie piano, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, Ky.; $21/$20/$12/$8; www. kentuckyopry.com; 888-459-8704 The Beach Boys: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, The Carson Center, Paducah; $135/$100/$65/$50/$30; www.thecarsoncenter.org; 270-450-4444

Recitals‌

TESSI recital: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, First Christian Church, 306 W. Monroe St., Carbondale; ages 4-adult will perform vocal, piano, violin, guitar solos and ensembles; free; 618-559-1641 or email carbondale.aol@gmail.net

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The annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features several types of performances each year, including a ballet. This year’s ballet, “Mozart in Motion,” will be performed on June 20 and 21 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.

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‌A month-long festival dedicated to the musical artform has transformed from a passion project into an institutional staple of Southern Illinois’ cultural calendar. The Southern Illinois Music Festival launched 10 years ago and has continued to grow and expand in both scope and focus through the past decade. With each passing season comes new knowledge and perspective that helps shape the future. “We have learned a lot in 10 years,” said director Edward Benyas, also conductor of the

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Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. “For example, classical music around the Fourth of July doesn’t really work, so we run the festival in June instead.

Tickets for all Southern Illinois Music Festival events are available in advance at the Marion Cultural and CivicCenter box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, by phone at 618-997-4030 or online at www.marionccc.com or at the door of each performance. There is an additional 15-percent fee for paying with a credit card through the civic center. Festival passes are also available for $100. The non-transferable pass allows admission to all opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music performances except evening concerts on June 28 and 30 and the June 17 luncheon. This includes premium seating for both operas.


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Schedule of events ‌The full schedule for the festival includes:

Tuesday, June 10‌ Duo piano recital and young artist showcase; 7:30 p.m.; Altgeld Hall, Room 110; $10 general, $5 students

Center; $10 Chamber music in Murphysboro; 7:30 p.m.; Liberty Theater; $10 general, $5 students New Arts Jazztet; 9:30 p.m.; Town Square Plaza, Murphysboro; free

Tribute; 7:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church of Carbondale; $15 general, $6 students

Thursday, June 26‌ Benyas family recital; 5 p.m.; First United Methodist Church of Carbondale; free Clarinet, cello and piano recital; 7:30 p.m.; Old Baptist Foundation Hall, SIU; free

Thursday, June 19‌ Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Anna Events Center; free Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Friday, June 27‌ Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale; free Jive with Jazz; children’s event; 11 a.m.; Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center; free Friday, June 20‌ Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 12 p.m.; Mozart in Motion; ballet; 7:30 p.m.; Marion Friday, June 13‌ Johnston City Free Will Baptist Church; free Cultural and Civic Center; $20 general, $8 “Lucia di Lammermore” by Gaetano “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by students Donizetti; tragic opera; 7:30 p.m.; Carterville Mozart; comic opera; 7:30 p.m.; Carterville High School; $25 premium, $20 general, $8 Saturday, June 21‌ High School; $25 premium, $20 general, $8 students Jive with Jazz; children’s event; 10 a.m.; students University Mall, Carbondale; free Saturday, June 14‌ Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 12 p.m.; Saturday, June 28‌ Jive with Jazz; children’s event; 4 p.m.; Cairo Marion Cultural and Civic Center; free Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Public Library; free Mozart in Motion; ballet; 2 p.m.; Marion University Mall, Carbondale; free Chamber music in Anna; 7:30 p.m.; Anna Cultural and Civic Center; $20 general, $8 Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Arts Center; $10 general, $5 students students Old Feed Store, Cobden; free New Arts Jazztet; 7:30 p.m.; Cairo Public Battle of Normandy 70th Anniversary Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Library; free Tribute; 7:30 p.m.; Marion Cultural and Civic Renascence House, Makanda; free Center; $15 general, $6 students SIU Extravaganza; wine, hors d’oeuvres Sunday, June 15‌ and music; 7:30 p.m.; SIU Student Services “Lucia di Lammermore” by Gaetano Sunday, June 22‌ Building; $50; limited to 200 patrons Donizetti; tragic opera; 2 p.m.; Carterville Coronation Mass; Orchestral, chorus and High School; $25 premium, $20 general, $8 chamber program; 7:30 p.m.; First Baptist Sunday, June 29‌ students Church of Herrin; $20 general, $8 students “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Violin and piano recital; 7:30 p.m.; Old Mozart; comic opera; 2 p.m.; Carterville Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, SIU; free Monday, June 23‌ High School; $25 premium, $20 general, $8 Chamber music in Carbondale; 7:30 p.m.; students Tuesday, June 17‌ Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship; $10 general, New Arts Jazztet; 5:30 p.m.; Alto Vineyards, Jive with Jazz; children’s event; 10 a.m.; $5 students Alto Pass; free Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale; free Chamber music in Cairo; 7:30 p.m.; Cairo Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Public Library; free Monday, June 30‌ Du Quoin City Hall; free Rockin’ the Symphony; classic rock group Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, June 24‌ Head East; 7:30 p.m.; Marion Cultural and Civic luncheon performance; Carbondale Civic Battle of Normandy 70th Anniversary Center; $20 general, $8 students Thursday, June 12‌ Jive with Jazz; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Herrin Civic Center; free Klassics for Kids; children’s event; 10 a.m.; Altgeld Hall, SIU; free

the 97-year-old veteran who composed the piece, will be in attendance for the June 24 performance. Reflecting on years past and looking ahead to this year’s festival, Benyas expressed feelings of pride on what the Southern Illinois Music Festival has become. “I’m really excited that we could sustain a nearly month-long classical music festival during the summer in Southern Illinois for the last 10 years,” he said. “It is due in great part to the support of the

SIU administration, as well as the generosity of donors large and small, who recognize the importance of hosting and sustaining a first-class annual cultural event in Southern Illinois.” adam.testa@thesouthern.com 618-351-5031

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Book-signing of Gentle Firmness: Stephanie G. Cox, 3-5 p.m. Friday, June 6, Blend Tea and Crepe Lounge, 719 S University Ave., Carbondale; book explores how children can be effectively disciplined in a biblical manner Book-signing of Bring It On: Angela Holmes-Young, the Bookworm, 618 E Walnut St., Carbondale; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and Saturday, June 21; topics include job interviews, promotions and how to improve as an employee; 405458-5642; michelle@keymgc. com

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

Events‌

Carterville’s Got Talent: Dinner and Variety Show, Thursday, June 5, Carterville High School; dinner, 5-7 p.m.; variety show, 7 p.m.; medwards@visitcarterville.com; 618-985-2252 Grace Race: 7 p.m. Friday, June 6, Grace United Methodist Church, 220 N. Tower Road, Carbondale; 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk; www.gumc.net/race. htm; 618-457-2818 Arts in the Park: 8 a.m.4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, city park, Harrisburg, 921 W. Poplar St.; artisans, crafters, cupcake walk, music, food; 618-252-6033 Tractor Drive and Banquet: Saturday, June 7, Illinois Harvest LLC, 5355 Golden Eye Road, Pinckneyville; features The Peterson Farm Brothers; tractor drive begins 1:30 p.m., banquet starts 6 p.m.; admission to the tractor drive

and banquet, $50; banquet only, $25 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger; sponsored by the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum; 618-3578908; irhmuseum@gmail. com; www.illinoisruralheritagemuseum.org Jonesboro Library Junefest: Barbecue, baked goods, music, 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Jonesboro Fire Station; music by Renegade; proceeds to library; 618-833-8121 Dinner-dance fundraiser: For Donna Crow, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Carbondale Eagles, 1206 W. Linden St.; music by Fertile Soil, 8 p.m.midnight; dinner and dance, $15; dance only, $5; raffles; www.eventbrite.com; 618-6971203 or 314-616-6053 Ainad Shriners Circus: Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, Du Quoin State Fairgrounds; performances, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; $14/$10; soilshrinercircus.com Car/truck motorcycle show: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14, Christopher City Park, North Thomas Street; oldies music by Hot Rod Nights;

sponsored by the Christopher Fire Department; registration, $15; 618-218-3080 $1,000 Grand Prize Trivia Contest: Brews Brother Taproom, 1105 Chestnut St., Murphysboro; weekly trivia, 8 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 2; main trivia event, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7; no entry fee; 618-687-1111; mary-kat1@ hotmail.com

Alto Vineyards, Alto Pass; food, music; proceeds to animal rescue; $10; children, free; 618-201-4841; 618-893-4898 Superman Celebration: Thursday-Sunday, June 12-15, Metropolis; Super Trek Bike Ride; guests, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams; 618-524-2714; metropolistourism.com

History‌

Fort De Chartres Summer Rendezvous: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8, Shawneetown Coal Days Celebration: 6-10 p.m., today- Fort de Chartres, 1350 Illinois 155, Prairie du Rocher; camp Saturday, June 5-7, Lincoln life, 1750-1820 re-enacted; Boulevard and Ball Park; mud race at noon Saturday, parade 618-284-7230; ftdechartres. 7 p.m. Saturday; 618-518-9355; com Herrin Family History: discoversoutheasternil.com 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, Herrin Ava Homecoming: City Library; program on early Thursday-Saturday, June 5-7, Bower Park, Ava; carnival rides, Herrin; community was first known as Herrin’s Prairie in the bands, raffles; 618-426-3641 middle of the 19th century and Heritage Days: 10 a.m.was incorporated into the town 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, of Herrin in 1900; presented by June 7-8, Schlosser Complex Herrin Area Historical Society Historic Site, 114 W. Walnut Program on Italian St., Okawville; flea market, Ancestry: 2 p.m. Saturday, townwide yard sales, farmJune 14, Herrin City Library; ers’ market, country store; presented by Genealogical 618-243-5694 Society of Southern Illinois and Dawg Days of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular: Herrin Area Historical Society; Noon-7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 254-423-1846

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A pig meets a spider, and the tale of ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is spun ‌CARBONDALE — McLeod Summer Playhouse launches its 2014 season on Saturday, June 7, with a Theater for Young Audience production of “Charlotte’s Web.” This special shortened version of the beloved children’s novel by E.B. White was adapted to the stage by SIU alumnus Joseph Robinette. “Charlotte’s Web” is the tale of the friendship of an irresistible pig and the extraordinary spider who saves his life. The novel was published in 1952 with illustrations by Garth Williams. It was adapted as an animated feature in 1973 by HannaBarbera Productions and a live action film in 2006. Robinette has written more than 55 plays, including stage adaptations of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Anne of Green Gables” and “Stuart Little.” He received a Tony Award nomination for the book of the recent musical

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Charlotte, and Ian Mather as Wilbur the pig. Caroline Page, Jacob Buckenmyer, Bart Philip Williams and Will Meredith each playing multiple characters in the story. Costumes are designed by Deana M. Leutkenhaus, with sets by Brad M. Carlson and lighting by Anthony Patti. “Charlotte’s Web” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and 21 and July 12, and at 10 a.m. Wednesdays June 11, 25, July 2 and 16. The production is presented in the C.H. Moe Theater in the COURTESY STEVE BUHMAN‌ Communications Building on Lexi Carter as Charlotte and Ian the SIU Carbondale campus. Mather as Wilbur star in the MSP’s Admission is $12 for production of ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ adults and $8 for children and students. Tickets may be obtained in version of “A Christmas Story.” person noon to 5 p.m. Monday The MSP production is through Friday in McLeod Theappropriate for all audiences, including children, ages 3 to 12. ater or the SIU Arena box office, online at playhouse.siu.edu or The play is directed by SIU by phone at 618-453-6000. alumna Cat Gleason and features Lexi Carter as the spider, — The Southern

Team Donna Crow event features music by Fertile Soil ‌CARBONDALE — A benefit featuring dinner, music and a raffle is set for Saturday, June 7, for Donna Crow, the breast health navigator at Southern Illinois Healthcare’s The Breast Center in Carbondale. Crow is undergoing her second bout with breast cancer and proceeds from the June 7 event will help with expenses. The dinner-dance fundraiser will start at 5:30 p.m. in the

Carbondale Eagles, 1206 W. Linden St. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $15 each or a $5 cover charge for the dance only. Dinner will be served from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Fertile Soil will provide music for dancing from 8 p.m. until midnight. Team Donna, the group that is coordinating the benefit, is also conducting a raffle that

features a grand prize of $4,000 in cash and 10 $100 cash prizes. Raffle tickets are $20 each and will be available at the fundraiser. Tickets for the dinner-dance may be purchased online through www.eventbrite.com. For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, call 618-697-1203 or 314-6166053. — The Southern

Heritage Days in Okawville features glimpse of the past ‌OKAWVILLE — Heritage Days features a flea market, town-wide yard sales, farmers’ market, country store and games for children. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 in the Schlosser Complex Historic Site, 114 W. Walnut St.

Heritage Days is designed to take visitors back to a quieter time and give those who attend a glimpse of the past. Some of the highlights of the festival includes surrey rides, heritage crafts, vendors, food and music. One of the bands set to perform is Venedy Band.

A variety of games from the past will be played including Backyard Bowling. Children can also try churning butter, make hand-cranked ice cream or watch turtle races. For more information, call 618-243-5694 or go to www. okawvillecc.com. — The Southern

‌CARBONDALE — Professional wrestling returns to the SIU Student Center Ballrooms on Friday, June 6, as Ring of Honor brings its “Road to Best in the World” tour to town. ROH, owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, is one of the nation’s top independent wrestling companies. The company’s television series airs weekly on KBSI and WDKA in Southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and western Kentucky. This is ROH’s first visit to Carbondale. Top matches for the show include Michael Elgin vs. Jimmy

Jacobs; a six-man scramble featuring Cedric Alexander, Silas Young, Matt Taven, ACH, Kyle O’Reilly and Caprice Coleman; and an ROH World Championship match between Adam Cole and the winner of the six-way. Other stars scheduled to appear include Jay Lethal, Maria Kanellis, Jay and Mark Briscoe and Delirious. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $60 and can be purchased online at www.rohwrestling.com or at the door. — Adam Testa

Dawg Daze of Summer benefits animal shelters ‌ALTO PASS — The 2nd Annual Dawg Days of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular will be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Alto Vineyards. Dawg Daze aims to raise money in support of eight local animal rescue organizations. The family and pet-friendly event features music from Jenny and the Johnsons, The Rural Kings, The Storm Crows and The Whistle Pigs. There will also be food from Pat’s BBQ and The Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, local art, a dog wash, coloring contest, a bounce house and auctions. Cost of admission is $10 for

adults and children are free. All proceeds generated through admission, auction, souvenir tee shirt sales and sponsorships will directly benefit participating animal rescue organizations. Alto Vineyards will release a custom labeled Dawg Daze of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular Heartland Blush bottle for sale at the event. Last year’s inaugural Dawg Daze event raised nearly $9,500 to bolster animal rescue in southern Illinois. For more information, contact Jillian Miller at 618-201-4841 or Erin Downs at 618-893-4898. — The Southern

‘Bring It On’ features tips for getting dream job ‌CARBONDALE — Author Angela Holmes-Young will hold two book signings in the Bookworm, 618 E. Walnut St. Holms-Young, a Herrin resident, will sign copies of her book, “Bring It On” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 21. The book covers such topics as job interviews, promotions and how to improve yourself in the workplace. “Bring It On” will provide feedback, advice, and tips you can use to improve not only

your interview skills but your workplace self. Holmes strives to give real usable advice, tools and skills that you can practice to land your dream job. Whether you are new to the workforce, aspiring for a promotion, a returning veteran, or just trying to better yourself, this book is designed to help. For more information, contact 405-458-5642 or email michelle@keymgc.com. — The Southern

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You can throw a tomahawk, watch battle re-enactments at 44th annual Rendezvous ‌PRAIRIE DU ROCHER — The 44th annual Rendezvous will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site. The event will feature military units, traditional craft demonstrations, period music, dancing, black-powder shooting events and cannon firings from the time when France controlled what is now Illinois. Visitors can also try their hands at throwing a tomahawk, buy hand-made crafts, learn about French kitchen gardens, watch swordsmen duel and taste a variety of food. The Rendezvous will have some new events this year, including common stock entertainments that feature performers who engage visitors in period games, music and puppetry. For more information, call 618-284-7230, email ftdchart@htc.net or go to www.fortdechartres.us. — The Southern

Singing With the Stars features local celebrities on stage at McLeod ‌CARBONDALE — Mix “The Gong Show” with “American Idol” and add a legion of good-humored local community celebrities with the courage to step on stage and you end up with Singing with the Stars 2014. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 with doors opening at 7 p.m. in McLeod Theater on the SIU campus. Singing with the Stars is an evening of song and laughs as community leaders take to the stage to sing Broadway show-tunes and compete for the title “MSP Idol of the Year.” The winner is chosen by popular vote which can be purchased at a price of one for $1 or six for $5. A contestant doesn’t have to be good to win, they just need to make sure their friends attend. Pat Benton, former Magic 95.1 radio host and founder of Pat’s Kids, will serve as emcee of the event. Judges of the competition are Editor of The Southern Illinoisan, Gary Metro; Circuit Court Judge, Phil

consists of city councilman and owner of Fat Patties, Lance Jack, the owner of Dayshift Boutique, Chris McKinley and General Manager of NAPA Auto Parts Bryan Black; Gary Walkup, retiring rental manager for Vogler Ford; Kathy Fralish, former SIU professor and president and founder of Southern Illinois Healthcare Enterprises, Inc.; Ginger Murray and the Wells Fargo Ladies and State PROVIDED SIU THEATER DEPARTMENT‌ Rep. Mike Bost. Rehearsing for the upcoming Singing with A special added treat, Anita Hutthe Stars are (left to right) Meghan Cole, ton, past assistant to the Dean at SIU, Lance Jack, Chris McKinley, Tom Kidd, will perform “I Love a Piano” with Jonathan Rivera, Emily Collins and Anita Tim Fink. The song written in 1915, Hutton (at the piano). first appeared on Broadway in the musical, “White Christmas” in 2008. Gilbert, who won last year’s trophy Admission to the event is $35 per and Elaine Ramseyer, owner of Longperson and includes wine, soft drinks, branch Cafe & Bakery. The Singing With the Stars contes- appetizers from Hunan and desserts tants are: Dr. Anna C. Little, pediatri- from Lipe Orchard. Tickets may be obtained by callcian; Barb Segretario, Miss Marion Main Street event and pageant coor- ing 618-453-6000, online at playhouse.siu.edu or in person at the dinator; Meghan Cole, Carbondale McLeod Theater. Main Street executive director and the Main Street Dream Team which — The Southern

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Tom Cruise experiences ‘Groundhog D-Day’ in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ a reason, and there’s one soldier in it with him, the “Angel of Verdun” (Emily Blunt) who knows what he’s experiencing and knows if he makes a mistake, she can shoot him in the head as a way of hitting this battle’s reset button. Yeah, that’s funny after a bit. Cage, an Army media relations officer, is a confirmed coward in the ROGER MOORE film’s opening scenes. The MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS‌ MCT | WARNER BROS. PICTURES‌ general in charge (Brendan Gleeson) has condemned ‌In this year’s annual Tom Cruise (left) as Cage and Bill Paxton as Master Sergeant Farell in the sci-fi thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ Cage to embed with the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic, first wave hitting the he plays a future soldier Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel, French beaches as the “Next” or “Knowing,” condemned to repeat the world’s armies converge script partly credited same botched D-Day inva- lame variations on a Nic on spider-like aliens called to Christopher (“Usual Cage-knows-the-future sion until he triumphs “Mimics.” So Cage wakes Suspects”) McQuarrie theme. But it’s almost as against the alien beasties up every day to the sound and directed by Doug good as Jake Gyllenhaal’s who keep killing him and of a sergeant bellowing (“The Bourne Identity”) earlier take on this sort forcing him to start this “On your feet, MAGGOT.” Liman, gets its juice from of plot, “Source Code,” waking nightmare again. It’s a version of that its action and its life from a thriller about a time Titles worth considdream where you’re its humor. No kidding, traveler dealing with a ering — “Groundhog speaking in public and steep learning curve as he almost every time Major D-Day”? Or maybe, “”A you forgot to put on your Cage (Cruise) dies, it’s a frantically tries to work Million Ways to Die in pants. Untrained for through variations of who laugh. That’s because he the Future?” figures out that he’s going combat — he doesn’t even set off a bomb on a train. “Edge of Tomorrow” through this nightmare for know how to switch the “Edge,” based on a could have been another

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And like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day” and Gyllenhaal in “Source Code,” and even Sigourney Weaver in “Alien 3,” it has Cage dealing with his own coming death and the futility of fighting it. “Edge of Tomorrow” gets its heart from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief from “On Death and Dying.” Cage is in frantic “denial” this is happening. He rages in “anger” at his circumstances. He starts “bargaining” his way through it, trying to convince others they’re in the nightmare with him. He hits the wall — “depression.” “We’re done.” And, as Kubler-Ross predicted, he reaches “acceptance” — making the best of his fate.

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’: Teen tissue alert The Fault in Our Stars **½ Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality, brief strong language; starring Shailine Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern; opening Friday at Carbondale 8 and AMC 8 in Marion. CARY DARLING MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS‌

‌Last summer, “The Spectacular Now” was the teen-trauma film of note, being based on a well-regarded bestseller and starring an up-andcoming Shailine Woodley. This year, it’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” which shares many attributes with its predecessor including having roots in a popular young-adult

novel, screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and a much-better known Woodley, who moved up to star status with “Divergent” earlier this year. Like “Spectacular,” it walks that fine line between moving and mawkish without falling too far over to the latter side. Unlike that earlier film, though, which didn’t make a huge splash in the mainstream, “Fault” looks to become the teary alternative to all the boom and bang of the summer superheroes. Woodley plays Hazel, the typical outgoing teen-next-door living the middle-class life in suburban Indiana. Except she has cancer, and has

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of fate and mortality. As with “The Spectacular Now,” it’s refreshing to see teenage relationships handled with grace and depth instead of the usual snark and cynicism. Director Josh Boone (“Stuck in Love”) stays out of the way stylistically and lets the considerable naturalistic chemistry between Elgort and Woodley be the draw. Their conversations, wavering between youthful bravado and grim determinism, feel authentic as does their budding romance. That’s no doubt due in some part to John Green’s book on which the film is based. Nat Wolff (“Palo Alto,” “Admission”) as mutual friend Isaac, a supportgroup member who is losing his sight because of cancer, seems at first

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One of Marion’s oldest eateries. Old school Italian in a quaint setting. Family oriented. We would love to see you at Bennies! We at Bennie’s will continue to serve the same quality food while doing our best to make each and every meal a pleasurable dining experience. We desire to have you as a frequent customer for a lifetime. The Hill’s truly appreciate your business. Thank you for considering Bennie’s for all your dining experiences!

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