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FEATURES 6 We Were there – WErE yoU?

38 sore thumbs – lET’s look AT pHoNEs, sHAll WE?

by Mark McCoy

8 WIllIE NElsoN – THE WheeLs on the bus go ‘round & ‘round by Doug Messel

by Dan Woolsey

62 mArDI grAs – Who’s throWing the pArTIEs THIs yEAr? by Paul Dockery

10 bryan adams – sTrIppED DoWN (mUsICAlly-spEAkINg, of CoUrsE)

63 ANvIl! – AN excLusive intervieW by Dylan Gibbs

by Doug Messel

64 BrIEfs – A lITTlE of the ‘oL this and that

12 evansviLLe anime CoNvENTIoN – loCAl gEEks rEJoICE

by The staff

by Dylan Gibbs

14 broadWay’s cameLot – NoT CAmElITTlE by Lanea Stagg

16 CrEATIvE spoTlIgHT – CArTooNIsT NICk folZ by Mark McCoy

17 WATCH EvANsvIllE – better than smeLLing IT, for sUrE by Brian Jackson

18 LocaL chef spotLight – mIkE & sHElly sACkETT by Dylan Gibbs

34 BoUrBoN Blog – profiLing craft distiLLers

66 chet & the moLesters – rEUNITED… AND IT feeLs so good by Dylan Gibbs

67 vAlENTINE’s IDEAs – for the utterLy cLueLess by Paul Dockery

72 UlTImATE ElvIs – THE kINg lIvEs oN, Too

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74 the reaLLy big shoW – A q&A WITH JEff lyoNs by Dylan Gibbs

75 HEroIC HEIgHTs – phiLharmonic on high by Doug Messel

76 gIrls IN Bloom – CrEATIvE, posITIvE, HAppy kIDs

february 2010 REVIEWS 19 WINE 20 FOOD 33 BEER 35 MUSIC 88 FILM

GUIDES 21 RESTAURANTS 31 BANDS 32 CLUBS 39 NIGHT LIFE 80 ARTS & ETC. 82 ROAD TRIPS

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77 sTylEs – THE mighty tight by Alison Sigman

78 evansviLLe museum CoNTEmporArIEs – featured african art by Matt rowe

68 transformative AsTrology – UNBlINDED by science

79 from THE sTACks – morE THAN Books To CHECk oUT

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by Amy Mangold

69 sImply sINATrA – ‘ol bLue eyes Lives on

95 soUNDBoArD: THE musician’s forum

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70 THE BAsEmENT – pUBlICACCEss THAT DoEsN’T sTINk by Doug Messel

by Tom Fischer

FUN STUFF 87 Advice: Do not follow this advice by Oskar the Gentleman

94 We’re Doomed: New decade, still utterly doomed by Brandon Kaelin

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WE WERE THERE [ by Mark McCoy ]

Roberts Stadium with the Harlem Globetrotters

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stop for anything or anyone. The 76 year old musician has, over the years, accomplished quite a bit. Nelson’s prolific discography includes over 100 records, including both solo doug work as well as collaborations messel Staff Writer with other artists. In the almost 50 years Nelson’s been performing, he’s been a constant tour presence and become one of America’s “national treasures.” Now, Nelson—described in last January’s issue of Rolling Stone as the “world’s mellowest man”—brings his distinct sound and voice to Evansville’s Centre on Friday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m.

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Nelson is known to listeners today for his stardom as a performer, but that didn’t occur until the mid 1970s. After modest success with the independent single “Lumberjack” in 1956, Nelson spent the better part of the 1960s in Nashville, writing songs for other people. Ray Price offered him a bassist position in his band, the Cherokee Cowboys, shortly after Price recorded Nelson’s “Night Life.” “Night Life” became a huge hit for Price, whose belief in Nelson paid off. Willie Nelson’s gamble seemed to be paying off. He achieved great success as a songwriter, crafting hits for other artists. Faron Young’s “Hello Walls” spent nine weeks at number one, and Billy Walker turned “Funny How Time Slips Away” into another hit. Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” is another crossover success from this period. Nelson began performing songs at the end of this

period with some modest success—but as history shows, the commercial, pop-minded sound just didn’t pan out for Nelson. Something needed to change for him to truly succeed. That radical change came in 1973 with Shotgun Willie, the first album to showcase the new rock and folk influences and redneck image. In the early 70s, Nelson became a staple of the outlaw country movement, joining artists such as Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings— culminating in stardom in 1975. After crossover successes like The Red Headed Stranger and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” Nelson’s broad, genuine appeal solidified. He was a star. He spent the next five years charting on both country and pop lists, recording duets with Waylon Jennings and other artists as well as releasing some of his most-recognizable material; www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010

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“If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time” is one of those pieces. 1978 marked another high point in Nelson’s career with the release of two disparate albums. Waylon and Willie, the first duet album with Jennings, enjoyed great success early in the year (and spawned “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”). Later, he released Stardust, the Booker T. Jones-produced showcase for pop standards augmented with string sections. Critics assumed the worst out of the album, but it unexpectedly garnered great success—spending almost ten years on country charts and selling in excess of four million copies. Nelson then turned his sights to acting, taking roles in Robert Redford’s The Electric Horseman (1979) and 1980’s Honeysuckle Rose. “On the Road Again” was featured in the second film, and became over the years one of Nelson’s signature tunes. Of course, that’s not to say Nelson’s success hasn’t been tempered by hardship. Even with the successes of the 1980’s, several problems arose in his life. In 1990, the IRS demanded over 16 million dollars in back taxes. Nelson paid the debt back, but only after auctioning nearly all his assets and releasing a double album, the profits if which went directly toward the IRS. In 1991, he lost a son to suicide. Even his birth and childhood are matters of troubled times—his parents left him shortly after his birth to the care of his grandparents, who raised him during the Depression in Texas. The thing about Willie Nelson, however, is that he’s not just another legendary music star coming to Evansville to pick up a check. He still actively records new material, takes roles in films, and takes an active part in the politics of biodiesel research. 2005’s The Dukes of Hazzard served as a reminder—regardless of critical reception—that Nelson is funny, especially when given a chance to play up the stereotypical view of him. Nelson acknowledges his presence as an icon—both in country music and for marijuana legalization. So when will Willie Nelson quit? His guitar, “Trigger,” may hold a clue. The old Martin N-20 has a large hole in the side of its body, worn from constant picking over the years. There’s no pick-guard there, as the N-20 classical guitar is meant to be played fingerstyle instead of with flat picks. Nelson’s joked in the past that when the hole in his guitar makes it unplayable, he’d retire. Let’s hope that—for the sake of music fans everywhere—that guitar keeps making that iconic sound for years to come. After all, if the guitar’s just as big a part of the Willie Nelson mythos as the man himself, the two of them should keep going strong well into this decade. February 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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Acoustic Adams – Bare Bones (And stuff you did not know. Probably)

Lindsay Lohan does her best attempt at a seductive pose, leaning forward on her hands and knees.Her pouted lips share the same color as her shoes, and her black dress is more tasteful than you’d expect these days. This scenario isn’t, however, a brief moment in a long night of partying for Ms. Lohan. Instead, it’s a Doug staged photograph from the noted rock star and fashion Messel photographer Bryan Adams. Staff Writer Wait. What? Bryan Adams? “Summer of ’69?” That guy? Indeed. Bryan Adams, who made a career—first in the 1970s with arena rock, and then became a star in the 1980s with his solo album Reckless—as a musician showcases another, less widely recognized talent. Adams’ photographs have appeared in a multitude of places; publications like Vanity Fair and Esquire are notable venues, as well as in published collections of his work, such as 2005s American Women.

As far as recent photographic work goes, Adams shot Guess’s 20082009 campaign. His fees from the project were donated to his namesake foundation, which funds projects supporting the elderly, victims of wars and natural disasters and other disadvantaged individuals. His work is also on display with Hear the World presents “Hear the World Ambassadors,” which features exclusive portraits of renowned personalities from the film, music, and fashion industries. It’s his second exhibit in the past year (“Modern Muses”) at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Despite this success, Adams is still very much a musician. His current tour, the Bare Bones Tour, stops in Evansville this month for a show at the Victory. Adams’s performance is set to include many of his most popular songs as well as cuts from his most recent release, the aptly titled 11. • 12 •

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Bryan Adams’ Discography (Studio) Bryan Adams You Want It, You Got It Reckless Into the Fire Waking Up the Neighbors 18 Til I Die On a Day Like Today Room Service 11

Adams’ photographs have appeared in a multitude of places; publications like Vanity Fair and Esquire are notable venues, as well as in published collections of his work, such as 2005s American Women.

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Billboard #1 Singles “Run to You” “Heaven” “Somebody” “(Everything I Do) I do it For You” “All For Love” “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”

The Bare Bones shows may be a departure for fans of Adams, who know him most through the electric guitar-heavy hits of the 1980s and 1990s. In these concerts, Adams has been accompanied only by an acoustic guitar and occasional piano. Percussion is handled by taps to the microphone. It’s definitely set to be a different experience for those used to the original tracks. It’s a telling thing to hear Adams talk about his shows. In 2007, his response to a question about his career was simple. “I’m just a singer in a band,” he said.

In a marked departure from Adams’ quite excellent photographic chops, a stripped-down Bryan Adams gigs at the Victory on February 24. Seats are $85, $60 and $40. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster Fees, Handling Charges and Facility Fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Roberts Stadium Box Office, The Centre Box Office, All Ticketmaster outlets including fye in Eastland Mall and Evansville Schnuck’s West. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or on the Internet at Ticketmaster.com.

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Anime Fans Unite

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Last year’s local celebration of anime, cosplay and related hobbies was so big, the guys and gals had to move next door to The Centre. And that’s where they’ll be February 6 and 7 for EvilleCon 2010. To get the inside scoop on the event, we connected with Robert Grimwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Evansville Anime Convention.

N4U: Describe the group: How What exactly happens at Evansville Con? many participants are there and First off we are going to have a video game how did you get involved in it? room. Most conventions have video game RG: We are a group that started rooms. And ours is being run by Ebash, so they out watching Anime and learning about the are providing all the games and equipment for Japanese culture at the [Evansville Central Library our game room. We also have a room that we Branch]. Our group name is Otona no Otaku. We are going to be playing anime throughout the meet two to three times a month [there]. We’ve entire convention. Most of the Anime is fairly also partnered with the youth version called Otaku new out of Funimation. We’ll have a panel room Anonymous. Some of our group had the idea to where various workshops and debates will take have an Anime convention last year to help get place. Everything from how to make a Cosplay the word out about our Otaku groups. So we costume to what are the greatest first person asked the Library if we could have a mini convention. They said yes and we set the date for February 14, 2009. We did not know how many people we would get so we planned for 200. Our first con would be one day at the library and it was free. The day of the con came and over 300 people showed up. The library was  full  of As for Final Fantasy 7, the fight scenes are amazing. Cosplayers and people The storylines in Anime and Manga are the most that love Anime. unique and inspiring stories I have found. We decided to do it again but at another location. Evansville Anime Convention, Inc.  was shooters. EVPL is sponsoring Jamie Marchi started to by a group of volunteers interested (guest voice actress), who has voiced several in keeping an anime convention in Evansville. characters in anime such as Witchblade and As for how I got involved, I was a member of Black Cat. We have a dealer room for purchasing Otona no Otaku but when I heard they were anime related items. Also we have an artist’s planning the first con then I really got involved. alley, where artists can come to show off their I helped with the Cosplay contest and guiding work and sell it. We will have a Cosplay contest people around the library for the first con.  where people can dress up as their favorite • 14 •

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Anime/video game/manga character to compete for prizes. Judge will rate their costumes and creativity. Also we will have Cosplay chess – a human size chess game. The cosplayers are the chess pieces. When one piece is taken they do a mock battle as their Cosplay characters. We’ll have a live local band called Gemini and a dance called Evillebeat with local DJs.       How can someone interested in this get involved (other than going to the event, obviously). Go to our website at evillecon.com and sign up as a volunteer or sign up to register for Eville Con 2010.  Or email evillecon@evillecon.com   Anime is a pretty broad term, as I understand. What are some of the qualities - other than it being Japanese - that make it so? What different forms/genres/types of anime are there? Well that is a hard question to answer because anime is has so many different genres. Well let’s put it this way – Anime is every genre. They are action, romance, comedy, sports, Sci-Fi, mystery, and every other genre you can think of. It is like taking everything that Hollywood and the TV producers have done for the past 20 years and animated it. That would be Anime. Some Anime is pulled from Manga, which you could similar to comic books, though there’s a different style to them.

I think everyone should watch Appleseed and Final Fantasy 7. Appleseed has very beautiful visuals; you forget that you are watching an animation. In our opinion, what is the appeal of this art form? The visuals? The stories? Well I would have to say yes on all of it. Anime and Manga as an art form is beautiful and eye popping. Some of the artwork they come up with is breath-taking. As for the visuals they are top of the line. Some of the visuals are awe-taking. I think everyone should watch Appleseed and Final Fantasy 7. Appleseed has very beautiful visuals; you forget that you are watching an animation. Every time I watch a new series I get so caught up in the storyline I find myself watch the whole series in one sitting. I am amazed at the pull some of these series have. I was watching Arjuna and I was inspired to start recycling. Let me explain: Arjuna is about a girl that gets in a car wreck and dies. But before her spirit left this world the Avatar of time appeared and gave her a choice. To die or become the new Avatar of time and fight Raaja. The Raaja are destroying the earth. Through the series you find out the Raaja are pollution from humans. It is a very interesting series. I hope to see everyone at to Eville Con 2010.        

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Broadway in Evansville: The Enchantment of Camelot Chicago’s Jam Theatricals,

The idyllic kingdom of Camelot is set among the historic grandeur of medieval England and the kingdom is thrown into chaos when a love triangle emerges between the beautiful Queen Guinevere, gentle King Arthur, and dashing knight Lancelot. King Arthur charms Guinevere into marrying him and all in the kingdom seems perfect. Until Sir Lancelot appears on the scene and he wins the friendship of King Arthur and ultimately the love of Queen Guinevere. Many twists and turns happen along the path, but ultimately the noble King must decide whether to sacrifice his true love or his prized honor. The show is complete with phenomenal costumes and music, not to mention colorful characters such as magicians, sorcerers and noblemen. Camelot is unlike most musicals because it has romance, comedy, drama and a full score of songs you won’t forget.

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www.jamtheatricals.com and The Centre www. smgevansville.com are proud to present CAMELOT as part of the Old National Presents Broadway at The Centre 2009-10 Season, sponsored by WFIE Channel 14, for one performance only. This musical was written by the team lanea of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, and premiered on stagg Broadway in 1960, going on to win four Tony Awards and Contributor was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Directed and choreographed by Timothy French, this allnew production premiered July 8, 2009 in Grand Bend, Ontario and features Mark Harapiak, as King Arthur; Jayme Armstrong as Queen Guenevere; and Gabriel Burrafato as Sir Lancelot. It was interesting to me to find out how little people know about Camelot. Myself included. Attending this fantastic production would be a perfect opportunity to learn about this fascinating period in history and enjoy the story that is spellbinding and unforgettable. For those who might not be acquainted with the story of Camelot, allow me to fill you in on some of the details.


Actor Mark Harapiak, who portrays the grand King Arthur, grew up in a small town in Northern Manitoba called The Pas and moved at age 18 to study dancing. He is Ukrainian and studied with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and also in Kiev, Ukraine with The Ukrainian State Dance Ensemble. Mark tells me that “Camelot will appeal to all ages. There are many universal themes that everyone can relate to: Love, Betrayal, Hope. Also, like any good musical it has wonderful songs and some rousing numbers. One of my favorites is the song ‘If Ever I Would Leave You’ – Gabriel Burrafato, who plays Sir Lancelot, sings this song and he does a terrific job. I also enjoy my scenes with Jayme Armstrong who plays Guenevere. She is very talented and we have a lot of fun together.”

Mark says that traveling across the United States to perform with this company has been a great experience and he’s enjoyed the American cities. He has a few tricks to “try and make things homey on the road. I always bring my own pillow cases and sheet from home” and “I have a lot of music on my iPod – that helps me feel normal,” he says. “To unwind after the show... Some nights I head back to the hotel for some quiet time and a bit of Sports Center,” he relates. “Other nights the cast will find a local bar and soak up some local flavor and enjoy a few cocktails.” Mark and the cast can definitely find some great flavor in Evansville! The period of time when John F. Kennedy was President of the United States has affectionately been called “Camelot” for years. I found that President Kennedy’s favorite line from the Camelot production was when Arthur bestows knighthood upon a young boy and tells him to pass on the story of Camelot to future generations: “Don’t let it be forgot That once there was a spot For one brief, shining moment That was known as Camelot.” Don’t miss your chance to see this terrific production! Tickets, starting at $21, are on sale now and can be purchased at The Centre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Discounts are available for subscribers and groups of 20 or more by calling 812-435-5544

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CREATIVE SPOTLIGHT [ Nick Folz ]

FroM An EArly AGE niCK FolZ KnEW WHErE His inTErEsTs lAy, as he would watch his Grandfather, who drew, painted and carved. From the age of 4 or 5, he began filling up notebooks with doodles and emulating his Grandpa, who, when asked how he drew; said simply: “It’s no big deal, you just put a line where you want a line to be.” From his earliest influence, to those who would impact him in his formative years, mArk people like Peanuts creator, mccoy Charles Schultz, to his friend Contributor and instructor Matt Billman, at the University of Southern Indiana, Nick has been blessed with not only a talent for artistic endeavors, but also with the support of his friends and family members. His wife, for instance, who convinced him to change his major from something he “liked,” to something he “loved,” a choice which started him down the path of his artistic career. Nick has been a Graphic Designer at Channel 14 for over two years, but his passion, and the way in which he is able to deal with day to day life and its sometimes head shaking events, has been his passion for cartooning.

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senseless questions. The comic strip quickly became a favorite of his coworkers who would photo copy them and stick them up in break rooms. His workplace friends suggested that he try to get them published, and he sent some examples to Dylan Gibbs at News 4U, who liked them and ran them for a couple of years He was then published in Indiana University’s student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. His friends continue to support him and anxiously await their periodic appearances in his comic strips. One myth Nick would like to dispel, is the notion that creative types live some sort of tortured lives, saying, “I think I’m prett y well adjusted.” He and his wife, Rachael are expecting a baby, and while he says the new addition won’t become Baby Blues, or anything like that, it’s a sure bet he or she will become some part of Nick’s work, which only sounds right for a guy who uses his skills to depict people and events that influence his life. A dream job for Nick would be either doing character design for an animation company or drawing for a daily comic strip, but he is quite

happy working in the graphic arts field in general. As long as he can be creative, he’s a happy guy. Nick has an outlet when he wants or needs to vent, he can just sit and draw, and seems to be a happy and well adjusted artist! He also draws birthday and greeting cards for family and friends under the moniker: “Nick’s Cheap-Ass Card Co.” This sounds to me like a concept that could catch on and make a nice little niche market for Nick. The least I can do is to give it a plug! One trait of Nick’s I admire is a natural instinct to be self critical. As he says about Web comics, “On the Internet you’re always just two clicks away from somebody who’s light years better than you.” I hear ‘ya, man! It’s always refreshing to me when people are well grounded about their abilities. Draw on, brother! You can find Nick’s work on online at: www.brokecracker.wordpress.com You may also connect with Mark McCoy through www.markmccoyphotography.com and myspace.com/markmccoyphotography www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010


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two weeks before the actual “Evansville Steel Cook” event, but with the confidence of a ten-year-old about to shove off downhill on the steepest street in town in his home-made soap-box racer, let me thank everybody -- The Holiday Inn North, the Junior League of Evansvile, Sitex, Sysco, Evansville Living Magazine, our esteemed judges, Concept Sound, Rick Dobbs, Tom Fischer, Erica Haas and especially everybody who bought a ticket, donated to the auction or participated in any other way in the making of this first-ever Event. If you didn’t make it, see the videos on WatchEvansville.com! And find out “whose fare was beyond compare!” This year’s Steel Cook has an automatic invite to defend the trophy at next year’s event, so keep an eye on WE for details.

By decree of the fates, I find myself writing this on the day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As one of my personal heroes, I would certainly be remiss not to take a moment and reflect on his influence on what has become  the website WatchEvansville.com.  Our mission statement is very simple -- “To empower, enlighten and entertain.” It is the concept of empowerment that most directly comes to us through the teachings of Dr. King. The traditional media -- newspaper, TV and radio -- are pretty much all owned by giant billion-dollar corporations that were freed from any real community responsibility by the de-regulations  of the Reagan era nearly 30 years ago.  Contributor

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That’s why your opinion will probably never be heard on any of them, unless you have a bunch of extra cash. Oh, you may get in  a 20-second phone call to one of the few remaining locally-produced radio shows, but see how many  Letters to the Editor you can write without getting published in the newspaper.  Let’s face it -- we, the people, have little or no access to traditional media.  WatchEvansville. com is different!  If you have even the simplest, most basic of tools -- a webcam, for instance, and i-movie or Windows Movie Maker -- you can start your own series of uploads on WE without fear of censorship of any kind. Well, we do have Terms of Use that deal with profanity and stuff like that, but if you want to reach the largest audience possible you’ve already figured out that kind of thing won’t help. The point is, YOU CAN BE HEARD. Your sport, your hobby, your music, your art or drama, your political or social

opinion, your religious point of view -- whatever you think is important -- it ALL belongs on WE. And here’s another thing to remember. We used to say “if you don’t like it, change the channel.”  But on WE, if you don’t like it, RESPOND TO IT! Comment on the stuff you disagree with, or  make your own video  expressing your ideas on whatever the issue is. As they say in official meetings, “the floor

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is yours!” That’s empowerment.  The result is enlightenment.  And maybe even entertainment, too.   One really cool thing about the partnership between News 4U and WE is that I am getting to make videos of a lot of events I might not have attended otherwise.  The Mater Dei Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament, for instance; N4U Editor Dylan Gibbs’ game of “HORSE” with Moo Moo Evans of the Harlem Globetrotters and -- most recently -- the spectacular U of E Faculty Recital featuring, among others, Soprano Roberta Veazey.  Let me tell you, if you think the only musical talent in this town is playing weekends in bars, you haven’t been to a local university show. Check the USI and U of E websites for music and drama schedules -- many of these performances are free to the public -- and let yourself be blown away by the truly world-class players and singers we have in Evansville.   Let’s see...some new developments on the international scene -- for one thing, I see that Northern Spain has finally passed a law requiring movie theaters to have more than one way out.  Apparently it’s a bad idea to put all your Basques in one exit... If they keep secretaries in a Secretarial Pool, do they keep skeptics in a Skeptic Tank?  And why do we call them “apartments” when they’re all stuck together? Of all the over-the-counter pain relievers available, I asked my doctor which one he prefers to prevent headaches... he replied “Cash.” OK,  just one more...if you took all the economists and market analysts in the world and laid them end-to-end -- they’d be pointing the wrong way... Hope everybody had a great Groundhog Day! Peace out. • 19 •


LOCAL CHEF SPOTLIGHT

[ Mike & Shelly Sackett Kitchen Affairs ] So far, we’ve explored the kitchens and the people in them

through restaurants; this month we go to an establishment that hosts a fine kitchen and equipment, ingredients, gadgets (some difficult to locate in Evansville): Kitchen Affairs. Mike Sackett and his wife Shelly co-operate the business, and bring with them decades of experience in business – some of the noncuisine-related variety. In keeping with our “keeping it local” theme, Mike and Shelly offer a unique perspective on food and fine feasting in this interview conducted recently:

The word “affair” is integrated into the name of the business; was it born of an affair of sorts with food? Actually, before we opened the store, Shelly and a friend had a catering business called “An Affair to Remember,” so to have some continuity we proposed Kitchen Affairs as one of several possible names for the business. We

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polled about 50 of our friends and this was the name that won the most votes. We were looking for a name that would say, “It’s about food, but we’re not a restaurant.” This seemed to work. What is your back ground? What did you do before Kitchen Affairs began? Mike was raised in the oil fields of southern Illinois, while Shelly was born in Chicago and spent her teen years in Iowa. We met at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Mike started in retail in 1968 and spent 14 of the next 16 years in retail, selling men’s clothing, unisex clothing, women’s clothing and auto parts. We came to Evansville so Mike could join his family’s oil production business. Unfortunately, our timing was terrible. The oil bust of the mid-80s nearly broke us, and we looked to return to retail. Kitchen Affairs is actually our fourth business.   Tell about the classes you offer, please, and what do you want people of all ages to go away with after they’ve completed a class? All our classes are intended to be avocational (non-professional) and most are demonstration only. We hope our students will go home saying to themselves ‘I really enjoyed that. I ate well. I learned something, and am  more confident in my own cooking ability than I was before the class. I can’t wait to try  . . .  at home. And I can’t wait to take another class. It’s money well spent!’ Since you asked, this is what we really hope they’ll be saying to themselves after a class.   What advice would you give to someone who is interested in  cooking but is too afraid to ask? Or for that matter, doesn’t know what to ask? We tell our students and customers “The only stupid question is the one you DON’T ask.” We consider our role in the community to be as much one of education as of selling product. We train our staff that their primary role is to make our customers feel comfortable in the store, and to educate them about the merchandise we carry. We

always have hand-outs and brochures available, and every day we answer questions on the phone, often to people who are too embarrassed to come in and ask in person. We never ask if that person is a customer. We are happy to try to answer all questions concerning food and/or cooking. Sometimes we’ll take their number, research the question, and call them back. We make a lot of new customers by offering this service. So our advice is “Don’t ever be afraid to ask. It’s a whole lot better to be slightly embarrassed in our store, than to make something that tastes less-thanwonderful for your family or friends.” While we certainly are not going to make anyone into a TV chef, we have had students go on to become chefs, restaurateurs, food stylists, professional bakers, and other culinary professions. It gives us great pleasure to have helped these people along their way. And we’d like to think we’ve even improved the quality of more than a few family dinners served at home. If you could pin it down to specifics, what’s your favorite type of cuisine to cook? Shelly: Slow roasted meats, and potatoes done any way at all. Mike: One-dish meals: pastas with lots of vegetables, stir-fries and casseroles.   And to eat? Shelly: French, without question. Mike: The question is too tough. I love anything with bold flavors, but especially Thai, Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Kitchen Affairs 4610 Vogel Rd. • 812-474-1131

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REVIEW [ Wine]

BuBBly for vAlentine’s dAy

Get these spirits at Varsity!

687 North Green River Rd. (812) 477-9463

Bubbly is the classic romantic beverage of novels and movies and has earned its reputation. The very mention of Champagne and caviar evokes images of a suave, romantic interlude. True Champagne is from France’s Champagne district from specific grapes. The final fermentation that creates the bubbles occurs in the bottle. Other sparking wines made the same way are identified as Method Champenoise or Champagne Method wines. They are similar in style and substance to the French wines. Champagne-style wines, harmonious and refreshing, are especially versatile in pairing with food. Unfortunately, there is a bit of confusion. Many consumers use the term “Champagne” not only for French Champagne or even Champagne-styled wines, but also other sparkling wines. My friend, there are serious differences in style and flavor. M a n y countries produce sparkling wines that are not made by Champagne’s method or grape varieties. Though thoroughly enjoyable, they may lack the same fine texture, elegance and complexity (layered flavors) of the Champagne-style Pictured here: True Champagne is from France’s wines and are often Champagne district from specific grapes. fruiter. They include the popular Asti’s and other Spumanti, Prosecco and many others. Sparkling wines can range from the thoroughly dry Brut to dessert wine sweet. There are many still (un-carbonated) dry white wines available to choose from, but a well-balanced, mellow Chardonnay is one that can help set an equally mellow mood. Paired with poultry, pasta with cream sauce, or succulently sauced pork tenderloin, you’re experiencing some beautiful, but not heavy, flavors. A full-bodied red wine is a wonderful complement to many full-flavored foods, or can be quite satisfying alone. They best complement red meat and game, grilled foods, rich pasta dishes, and richly flavored cheeses. Chocolate is to Valentine’s Day what turkey is to Thanksgiving. Port, especially vintage Porto, is a perfect pairing with chocolate whose flavors resonate with the fruit-focused red ports. These suggestions are only a few of the choices available. Do thoughts of Italy, South America or New Zealand stir your romantic soul? What other grape or style of wine excites your senses and enflames the embers in your belly? A silky, intense Petite Syrah? Maybe a sweet Canadian Ice-wine will be the one to melt your lover’s heart. Even if wine isn’t your preference, micro-brewed and imported beer, pre-mixed drinks, liqueurs and other spirits are available in incredible variety. No matter which special wine or beverage you choose to share with your heart’s desire, it is your “aide-de-camp,” there to help you kindle the fires of passion and let them know how special they are. February 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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EATS

[ Cancun Restaurant ]

a while, you dine

upon a meal that for reasons of taste, timing, setting, mood and a host of intangibles, just makes you happy. One of those moments of happiness that Dylan borders on euphoria, when your Gibbs stomach is exactly the right kind Managing Editor of full, when every scrap and morsel settle together like a snug jigsaw puzzle, when – maybe because of a perfect dose of capsaicin – endorphins rush around your body, which flat-out feels good. Perhaps I’m setting up my recent experience with Cancun Mexican Restaurant’s cuisine with superlatives that are difficult to believe, but (I did mention timing as a reason) these feelings were exactly mine on a too-cold day when I dove into a smattering of select items from Cancun’s menu. Unfortunately I can’t answer one of the questions people are bound to ask if they’ve never been to a new Mexican eatery: “How are the margaritas?” I’ll venture a guess that if as much care and quality is applied to their tequila-laced creations as they do to the food, I feel pretty confident Cancun’s ‘ritas are top-notch. But I can answer several questions I’ve been asked personally about essentials in any authentic Mexican establishment: “How’s the salsa? The chips? What about the guacamole?” The reigning king of condiments is piquant and just-right in the spicy department, perfectly textured, and the slightly bitey cilantro flavor neither over- or under whelms. Chips are fresh and crisp, with the right amount of salt for any reasonable person. And the guac’ is built of layers of citrus and spice, with nice and irregular chunks of avocado. Having addressed the “bread and butter” items we generally encounter first when dining at a Mexican restaurant and giving each a solid “A,” let’s move on to the entrees. First off, after whetting my appetite with salsa and chips, I sampled the Rio Grande, which is two tilapia fillets seasoned with Cancun’s “Aztec Seasoning” accompanied by rice (one of the finer, more delicious Mexican-style rices I’ve tried), along with a fantastic mix of sautéed peppers, squash and mushrooms. The fish was spot-on, perfectly flaky, plump and juicy and the seasoning, while spicy, would be tame enough for all but the most sensitive tongues. The vegetable/side mix couldn’t have been a more perfect compliment to the tilapia, which I’ve since tried – and failed – to recreate at home. On to the Pollo Cancun – marinated chicken breast and grilled shrimp with melted cheese, sautéed onions as toppings. What incredible flavors… this, much like the Rio Grande, shows that • 22 •

there is thought, care and experience that go into these dishes. The tastes mingle together as if in a dance of sorts, which I know sounds sort of corny, but when you try to put a metaphor to something as subjective as taste, this works for me. Yes, there was more (I did not, in fact, eat all of each of these entrees). T-Bone Cancun was next. Angus beef, again

with much depth of flavor – I don’t know what the t-bone was marinated in, but man was it awesome – accompanied by fries and rice. I’d never tried a steak or a burger from an authentic Mexican eatery, but I am glad that I did (okay, to be truthful, I did eat all of the steak). Again, flavors – such a complex and wonderful array of complimentary flavors – are the stars here. But flavors and textures, the interplay of savory, salty, spicy and sweet were to me expressed most notably in Cancun’s Paella. To be quite fair, this is not the classic seafood paella well-known in Europe’s Iberian Peninsula. But this one is delicious nonetheless. Hearty and well-proportioned, Cancun’s version includes charbroiled chicken breast, shrimp, steak and their Aztec Seasoning along with a mix of bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and rice. And while there is no saffron, there is – once again – that intangible and difficult to pin down dance of flavors that pull the triggers on each and every taste bud. Of each entrée I had the chance to sample (and thank you, by the way, to Cancun for being so generous); their Paella was the most interesting, most delicious

and most skillfully executed. Each was very, very good; this was outstanding. If you enjoy Mexican food, there is no chance of being disappointed here. If you appreciate the possibilities afforded to you when a dish has had some serious thought put into it – how this texture plays off that, why a certain spice or sauce heightens the overall flavors of a certain meat or vegetable – if you appreciate the ever-shrinking art of subtlety, you’ll also enjoy Cancun. You may also find yourself brimming with happiness, as I was, thanks to a meal.

Cancun Mexican Restaurant has two locations: 10604 SR 662 (Outer Covert Ave.) in Newburgh and at 341 S. Green Street in Henderson. For a really fun time, on the last Saturday of each month, the Newburgh location brings in a mariachi band, which launches into it at 5:30 p.m. Contacts for each restaurant are 812-490-9936 (Newburgh) and 270-826-0067 (Henderson). You can also find them on the Web at CancunMexicanRestaurant.info.

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pictures by Keith Lacrosse

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Corky’s ribs & barbecue 1) Guide ] (Pavilion 421 N W Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/ FullBar/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant

Amish

Black Buggy restaurant Lynch & Green River Rd. 473-0012 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

stoll’s country inn 9820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7731 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/VISA,MC

BAr-B-Que

Hawg ‘n’ sauce 1600 Leonard Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations/ Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Hickory pit stop 1521 N. Main 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards, Diner’s Club

Bar-B-q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

landmark BBq 3901 Broadway 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

Bar-B-q shack 4430 1st Av. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer &Wine/VISA, MC

marx barbeque & catering 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

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the nisbet inn 6701 Nisbet Station Rd. 963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/VISA,MC north main annex 701 N. Main 425-4535 Under $10/Casual/ Wine/VISA,MC r.J.’s smokehouse 1013 S. Weinbach Ave. 421-8020 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards shyler’s Bar-B-q 405 S. Green River 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Wilson’s general store & café 11120 Broadway Ave. 985-0202 Under $10/Casual// VISA, MC,DSCVR

Wolf’s Bar-B-q restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

cAsuAl theme

applebee’s bar & grill 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 5727 Pearl Drive 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards boston’s the gourmet pizza 3911 Venetian Drive 853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards blush ultra Lounge & tapas bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 Between $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake 475-1074 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards chili’s grill & bar 600 N. Green River 475-1510 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards choo choo cafe & deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards house of como 2700 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-0572 Between $9-$12/Casual/ Checks/Accepted/Full Bar firefly southern grill 6636 Logan Dr. 402-2354 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted gator’s hot fish 1203 N. Main St. 461-7270 Under $10/Casual

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hadi shrine 6 Walnut St 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards max & erma’s 421 N.W. Riverside (Pavilion Level 1) 433-4258 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards o’brian’s sports bar & grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards show-me’s (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7459 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards steamboat annie’s 7766 Fruitwood Dr. Newburgh, IN (812) 853-7766 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards steeplechase café (Holiday Inn & Conference Center) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Temptations Buffet (Pavilion Level 1) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6059 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] t.g.i. friday’s (Inside Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8910 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Zoup fresh soup Co. 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

chinese

canton inn restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s mongolian BBq 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA,MC China king 590 E Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer and Wine/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards China super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA,MC,DSCVR China Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC china village 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 858-8238 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards Chopstick House restaurant 5412 E. Indiana 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards golden buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 5066 S.R. 261 853-2680 Under $10/Casual/Full Service Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Janbo restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ]

(East) 5 N. Green River Rd 479-0511 Washington Ave. 477-2711 (Newburgh) 3988 SR 261 858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

lucky Dragon Chinese 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

emge’s deli & ice cream 206-208 Main St Walkway 422-3026, 422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted

ma. t. 888 china bistro 5636 Vogel Rd 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservation Accepted/ VISA,MC,AMEX

finn’s Café & Bakery 920 Main St. 962-3694 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

mandarin garden chinese 2013 Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA,MC shing-Lee chinese restaurant 215 Main 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards taste of china 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted Two Brothers 3806 N 1 St. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards yen ching chinese restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

deli/BAkery

Amity Jo’s 202 E. Locust St. Ft. Branch 753-1230 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Coffee Cottage & Café 612 Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC choo choo cafe & deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards diamond deli 421 Riverside Dr. Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee (West) 210 N. St. Joseph 426-1011 (North) 2128 N 1st Ave 426-2311 1031E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011

fresh Harvest Deli 101 NW 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC,VISA great Harvest Bread 423 Metro 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Ste C 401-5400 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Just rennies Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards la sombra Cofffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC, DSVR maxine’s Cafe and Bakery 1322 N Green River Rd 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards penn station subs Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 Davis Lant 402-PENN (owensboro) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (Henderson) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 piece of Cake 210 Main 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards riverview by firefly 1 Main St. 465-7206 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards roly poly sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 962-2326 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC

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spudz -n- stuff 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-TATR Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

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[ Restaurant Guide ]

The granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

Culver’s frozen Custard Butter burgers Burkhardt Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards vecchio’s Italian market & Delicatessen 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/MC, VISA, DISVR

fAmily & homestyle

The Acropolis fine greek cuisine and spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Black Buggy restaurant Lynch & Green River Rd. 473-0545 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Bob Evans restaurant 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 5201 Pearl Drive 425-5100 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC Boonville Cafe 713 E. Main St. 812-897-2912 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA,MC Buffalo Wild Wings 713 N Green River Rd. 471-9464 5404 Pearl Drive 423-9464 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards carousel restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC charlie & barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/ VISA,MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted

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denny’s classic diner 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 19501 Elpers Rd. 867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards denny’s restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards Dogtown Tavern Old Henderson Rd. 423-0808 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/VISA, MC Ellis park-Clubhouse Hwy 41 N. (800) 333-8110 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards the feedmill Hwy. 165 & I-64 (812) 874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards flying saucer café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards frontier restaurant & Bar 12945 Highway 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/MC, VISA golden corral (West) 5301 Pearl Dr. 423-4930 (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson) 1770 S. Green St. (270) 827-0345 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards the hilltop inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit CardsHootie hoot saloon & grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted

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[ Restaurant Guide ] Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/ ihop restaurant 601 Burkhardt 471-0514 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Casual/VISA,MC,Discover k&D Dutch korner 13935 St. Wendel Rd. 963-9370 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only

the old mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards the pie pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Expwy. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

kT’s fire grill 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 Wadesville, IN $10 - $15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

st. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 963-9310 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations/Recommended/Full Bar

kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

stoll’s country inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

knotty pine Cafe 500 N. Main 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted

Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN 838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

fine dining

Log inn Rt. 2 Haubstadt 867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

Cavanaugh’s (Pavilion Level 2) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

marvin’s pub 100 State Rd. 62 West Boonville, IN 490-2619 $15 - $25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

merry-go-round restaurant N. 2101 N. U.S. Rt. 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted north main annex 701 N. Main 425-4535 Under $10/Casual/Wine/VISA,MC o’charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Bonefish grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

The Edgewater grille 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, IN 858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Jungle restaurant/ fat cats bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 Between $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Two Full Bars/ VISA, MC

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lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 Between $15-$25/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted madeleine’s restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards red geranium 504 N. New Harmony, Indiana 812-682-4431 Between $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards szechwan Chinese restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards the White house 610 Church St. New Harmony, IN (812) 682-3455 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

germAn

gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin 424-1420 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

greek

The Acropolis fine greek cuisine and spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Major Credit Cards

indiAn

flavor of India 4612 Vogel Rd. 477-4482 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards taj mahal indian cuisine 900 E. Tutor Ln. 476-5000 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

itAliAn/ mediterrAneAn

angelo’s 305 Main Street 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

biaggi’s ristorante italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC

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[ Restaurant Guide ] dilegges italian 607 N. Main 428-3004 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC house of como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $9-$12/Casual/Reservation Suggested/Full Bar manna mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards milano’s italian cuisine 500 Main Street 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The olive garden Italian 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards raffi’s Italian & mediterranean 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

JAPAnese

fujiyama Japanese steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Iwataya Japanese restaurant 8401 N Kentucky Ave 868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine kanpai 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Required/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Zuki Japanese grill & sushi lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

koreAn

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted//Beer and Wine

meXicAn

hacienda mexican restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Jalisco mexican restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards La cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Las americas mexican 1016 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-3483 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

acapulco mexican (East) 3339 Green River Rd. 475-0566 (Newburgh) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Lane 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (East) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

cancun mexican restaurant (Henderson)341 S. Green St. (270) 826-0067 (Newburgh) 10640 SR 662 490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Los toribio (Henderson) 1739 S. Green St. (270) 831-2367 2810 US 41 N. (270) 830-6610 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

el charro 720 N Sonntag Ave 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards El maguey - Boonville 601 W. St. Rd. 62 897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/MC, VISA el rio 1919 Green River Rd. 471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards en el rio (Henderson) 104 N. Water St. 270-826-0099 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

moe’s southwest grill 6401 E.Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards qdoba mexican grill 922 Burkhardt Rd 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ VISA,MC taco tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA,MC tequila’s mexican (mt. vernon) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

PiZZA

2 daddy’s pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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archie & clyde’s roca bar 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

[ Restaurant Guide ]

boston’s the gourmet pizza 3911 Venetian Drive 853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards cici’s pizza 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 5625 Pearl Dr. Suite G 962-0034 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC Dave’s sports Den pizza & pub 701 N. Weinbach 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

noble roman’s pizza 2403 Washington Ave. 477-5347 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

firedome pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 Henderson, KY (270) 831-1977 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

old chicago pasta & pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Exp. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

gardo’s Italian oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual

ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

gerontes pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC greek’s pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Hott’s grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/Beer/VISA, MC kipplee’s stadium Inn 2350 Division 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards mama roma’s pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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muncheese pizza 1200 W. Colombia St. 437-3300 Under $10/Casual/Beer Only/VISA,MC Nick’s pizza & Wings 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Deerhead sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Hollywood Bar & grill (East)E. Morgan Ave. (Inside Showplace Cinemas) 402-5122 (North) 4428 1st Ave. 426-0133 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

mr. b’s pizza & Wings 2611 Hwy 41 N. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC

pizza chef Hwy 261 (812) 853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC pizza king (North) 2411 Stringtown 401-1060 (Newburgh) Hwy. 66 & 261 853-3368 (East) 1003 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-4941 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 Under $10/Casual/Beer only (except Weinbach location)/ All Major Credit Cards pop’s grill (New Harmony) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA,MC roca bar (West) 1618 S. Kentucky Ave 422-7782 (mt. vernon) 506 E. 4th St. 812-838-5000 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] rounder’s pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 12731 N. Green River Rd. 867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC samuel’s place (New Harmony) 518 Main St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards sandy’s pizza (ft. Branch) 609 S. Main St. 812-753-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards the slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/Beer and Wine/All Major Credit Cards

kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10 - $15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards marx barbeque & catering service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

PuBs

algonquin’s (Henderson) 213 US Hwy. 41 270-827-4313 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accpeted/VISA,MC beef o’brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Accepted chilly Willy’s pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

smitty’s little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Corner pocket Bar & grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

Talk of the Town 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC

Cricket’s 518 W. Main, 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

turoni’s forget-me-not inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/Reservations /Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

darren’s pub (Henderson) 713 N. Green St. 270-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ MC,VISA

Turoni’s pizzery & Brewery 408 N. Main 424-9871 Under $10/Casual/Reservations /Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Dave’s sports Den pizza & pub 701 N. Weinbach 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Walter’s golf ‘n fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

fast eddy’s burgers & beer 507 N. W. Riverside 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA,MC

PrivAte dining

CJ’s & party place (Inside Willow Bowling Center) Virginia & Hwy 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations/All Major Credit Cards Just rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

fox & hound english pub & grille 5416 E. Indiana 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards ginny’s place Covert & Vann 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Lamasco bar & grill 1331 West Franklin 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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little Cheers restaurant & pub 329 Main St. 423-9740 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards main gate sports bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC, DISVR old chicago pasta & pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Exp. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards the marigold bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave.475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar metro sports center pub 5820 Metro Dr. 479-5425 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA, MC the pub 1348 Division 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards rira’s irish pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr.426-0000 Under $10-$25/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar / All Major Credit Cards roca bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave 422-7782 8309 Bell Oak Dr. 490-7778 506 E. 4th St. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5000 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards rounder’s pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer and Wine/ VISA, MC sportsman’s billiards & grille 2315 W. Franklin 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

seAfood

Bonefish grill 6401 E Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake 475-1074 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards tin fish seafood restaurant Newburgh 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

steAkhouses

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron 479-6974 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

outback steakhouse 7201 Indiana 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

rookies sports Bar 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks/Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards sirloin stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards texas roadhouse E. Lloyd Expwy. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Tumbleweed southwest grill (West) 4600 University Dr. 423-9590 (Henderson) 1868 U.S. 41 N. (270) 869-9800 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA,MC

Hollywood Bar & grill 4428 N. First Ave. 423-0050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Western rib-eye & ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations Accepted /Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

hornet’s nest Old Petersburg Rd. 867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

tAverns

Logan’s roadhouse steakhouse 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 5645 Pearl Drive 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards lone star steakhouse & saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy. 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Haub steak House (Haubstadt) Main and Haub, 768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards

house of como 2700 S. Kentucky 422-0572 $9-$12/Casual/Reservations Suggested/Full Bar

EATS

longhorn steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Brett & rhonda’s place 763 W. Lincoln (812) 588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA, MC Cricket’s 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar darmstadt inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 867-7300 Under $10/Full Bar/Casual/ VISA,MC Deerhead sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

[ Restaurant Guide ]

fat Boy’s Tavern 115 N. McCreary St. 812-753-9914 Fort Branch, IN Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA,MC fred’s bar Corner of Reed & Virginia 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar gloria’s 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted The knob Hill Tavern 1016 Hwy. 662 W. 853-9550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards maryland st. Lounge 2130 W. Maryland 424-2525 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards rick’s 718 Bar & grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards st. phillip’s inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

smitty’s little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards state street Tavern 718 State St., Newburgh,IN 490-6614 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA,MC stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Cash Only sportsman’s billiards & grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards yellow Tavern 521 Church St. (New Harmony) 682-3303 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Check Accepted

thAi

Thai Chow Rt. 1 Ft. Branch, IN 753-3878 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Required/Checks Accepted thai papaya cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

vegetAriAn

penny lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

vietnAmese

vietnamese cusine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA, MC

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BANDS

[ A Listing ]

Acoustic Andy Norvell Adam Blythe “Blind-Dog” Gatewood Bobby Clark Byron Rohrig Calabash Chad Harvey Chad Nordhoff Chris Knight Clayton Daughtery 5th & Jackson David Fuller Dave Cogswell Dustin Kaposta J.T. Cusic Jay Johnson Jason Mann Keith Vincent Lindsey Williams Matt & John Matt Clark Michelle Shelton Mike Z Nathan Mowery Nick Gregory Nick Hamilton Rik Hilborn Rob Bennett Scott Winzinger The Stockholm Robot The Strolling Tones Rowan Tree The Last Hurrahs Troy Miller

christiAn rock/ gosPel Kerusso Last Hour Euphrates Jones

country/ southern rock A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

dJs Enok Dougie Fresh DJ Kodyman Freddy K Jon B NickkyB Randy Marshall Romey Rome Shane Breedlove Syimone

heAvy metAl/ hArd rock Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Diversion Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Killarus Kingdom Paradigum

The Path Prowler Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal With Monday Brings Massacre

JAZZ Bob Ballard Bob Minnette & the Swingcats Bookie Buchenberger Cytnthia McDonald & Bob Green Jeff Harmon Jazz Shawn Needham & the Black Sheep

rAP/ hiP hoP Boop D Bradley-T Cas One Clusoe Crispy Cyclopean Super Hero Dew Dirt D-Trick E’ville J-Fill Kanine Kasper from the K KY Prophet Lac the GoGetter Laudi Lil’ Ace Loc the Great MC Till Menace the Untouchable Mic Nuke’em Raaqim Red 13 a.k.a. Rone Shadowman Reverend Fang Gory Scooter – Sinumatic Wayward a.k.a. Chessmaster Whydhe Write a.k.a. Papale WSM Young Press

rock ‘n roll (Stuff like ABBA to Zappa & Everything In Between) Akacia American Pie Amphigoria AMPutee Anger Wish Anywhere But Here Bad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley Bobby Clark Band Bosko BSR Cadillac Whiskey Calling Corners Chowder Monkey The Cold Stares Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Do Androids Dream? The Duke Boys Dyonosis Fifth Wheel Band Flashback Flat Stanley 4-Seamer Fuzzy Roxx Gentlemen & Scholars Gonzo’s Toybox Goodnight June Hair Bangers Ball Hard Sunday The Hiding Hollywood Gutter Rats JEB Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue The Marlinaires

McFly Midnight Manifest MINX Namasté Never Been Caught The Painkillers Panacea Pale Runs the Ghost Pfreak Show Philpot Pieces of the Day The Pits Poptart Monkeys Quasimojo Rachel & the Jimmies The Relics Rukkus Second Story Shagadelics Six Hills Giant SixtyFourEast Six More Miles Slick Willy The Smoke Rings Static Stompbox 40 Throne of Lions The Toddlers Top Dead Center The Velcro Pygmies Velvet Bombers Union Jacks

r&B/Blues Amazing Soul Crackers Ashes & Rain Big Slick Black Widow Blues 4U Brian Hunt Hog-Maw Blues Band Hoosier Daddy Object Blue Small Train Shaggy Wonda Soulunique Stillwell-Rodenberg & Co. Roy Carter & Co. Twist of Fate Will-C Yankee Dime

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2 daddy’s pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052 algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 Ø blush ultra Lounge & tapas bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) 433-4000 bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s music venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D 421-6767 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. 421-0024 Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. 422-2800 Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin 423-7616 cecil’s bar & grill 420 N. Garvin 589-0706 Ø cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont 423-0726

GOING OUT

club royale 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699

fox & hound english pub 5416 E. Indiana 473-5721

Hootie Hoots saloon & grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135

marigold bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780

corner bar 2668 Mt. Vernon Ave. 423-0933

fred’s 421 Read St. 423-8040

Ø Hott’s grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377

maryland st. Lounge 2130 W. Maryland 303-7196

gloria’s 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138

Ø icon bar & nightclub 111 S. Green River Rd. Suite F 471-4872

Ø muncheeze pizza 1200 W. Columbia St. 437-3300

hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W Franklin 423-0796

iron horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch 753-9918

o’brian’s sports bar & grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630

hammerheads 317 Main St. 421-8492

The Jungle & fat cats bar 415 Main St. 425-5282

old chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400

rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Avenue 423-0872

koodie Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202

ollie’s sports bar & grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125

sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker 491-6229

Lamasco bar & grill 1331 W. Franklin 437-0171

the peephole bar & grill 2nd & Main St. 423-5171

smitty’s little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin 423-6280

lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia 491-2222

Ø penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741

shane & kelly’s corner pub 1200 N. Main 422-7030

Brett & rhonda’s place 763 W. Lincoln (812) 588-1010 Under $10/ Casual/Full Bar/ VISA, MC

ns show me’s (West )5525 Pearl Dr. 402-7100

Corner pocket 1819 N. Fulton 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN 858-2782 darmstardt inn 13130 Darmstadt 867-7300 darren’s pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-827-2206 deerhead sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia 425-2515 The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835 ns Ellis park sports bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456 extra innings (Holiday inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 fast eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK

ginny’s place 1602 Covert Ave. 477-0789

Hob-Nob Tavern 1400 W. Maryland 425-6159 ns Hollywood bar & grill North: 4428 N. 1st Ave. 423-0050 East: 4706 E. Morgan Ave. (Inside Showplace East) 402-5122 hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4100 Ø hooter’s 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229

Legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-7444 leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. 464-8300 little Cheers 329 Main St. (812) 423-9740

rick’s sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. 477-4088

[ Clubs & Pubs ]

ns rira’s irish pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 ns roca bar Newburgh 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-480-7778 rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106

ns (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7469

someplace else Main & Sycamore St. 424-3202 sportsman’s grille & billards 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 state street Tavern 718A State St. Newburgh, IN 490-6614 ns the pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Ø Tinfish Newburgh 300 W. Jennings 812-490-7000 TJ’s stockyard inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 tropical isle 20 Walnut St. 425-6700 Woody’s West 3200 Claremont Ziggy’s pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN 812-874-2170

sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828

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Pick up this month’s beers at: now 3 locations! www.LiquorLocker.org

[ Beer Reviews]

Breckenridge oAtmeAl stout

Jabez: 4.5 This is a very dark black beer and a nice brown head. I could taste the oatmeal with the other flavors like the roasted malts. It did have some sort of twang to it that I couldn’t put my finger on. It seemed a little creamy to me but was very easy to drink. It had good carbonation and a nice dry finish. Tom T: 4 Dark with a light brown head that fades a little too quickly. Chocolate, vanilla, cream, and roasted black coffee are all present in the nose and the flavor. Balanced with a moderately dry finish. It lacks the heaviness of a typical stout. It’s not my favorite oatmeal stout, but a satisfying beer nonetheless.

didn’t leave an aftertaste. This beer had a little too much fizz for me and not much substance but still ok. Tom T: 2 Dark straw yeltlow with some initial bright white head. Aroma is sour with a mild skunkiness. It’s overly thin and fizzy in the mouth. Flavor is better than expected, but that’s not saying much. It might be acceptable with a spicy Chinese dish, but otherwise pass on this one.

tsing tAo Pure drAft Jabez: 3.5 This was a pale yellow beer. It had a bunch of carbonation and seemed much like a soda. It seemed to have a rice smell to it. Once I drank it, I could detect the rice and some pilsner hops. This was a very light tasting beer that

Dylan: 4.5 A near-perfect Belgian-style ale from the US. Spicy but not overbearing, robust without dominating the palate, strangely refreshing and loaded with flavor. A big win here.

AtwAter Block Brewery vAnillA JAvA Porter

Tom F: 3 The nose is similar Heineken. I get a young wine flavor from the front end, then it peaks briefly with a little rush of flavor and levels off with light juiciness. Disappears into a dry finish with a touch of hominy. Not bad for a light beer. Dylan: 2 I had high hopes for this but found it somewhat dull and lackluster. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this draft-in-a-bottle take this well-known import, but the flavor, aroma, texture and missed the mark for me.

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Tom f: 3.5 The nose is surprising with tart ripe fruit of apricot and prune. I recommend to nose it in a Glencairn tasting glass or other tasting glass which will allow the aroma to be present because you deserve to smell this. The taste is a pure and clean stout and feels velvety on the tongue. There is mot much of a finish, but it is pleasant and crisp. Dylan: 4 A stout FOR the faint-of-heart, the guy has all the flavor and wonderful maltiness of quality stout without the “I just ate a loaf of bread” feeling afterward. A terrific American oatmeal stout.

Tom F: 4.5 The nose is between a lemon and grapefruit. Fresh flavor, wow! The taste is floral, some subtle spiciness, and that delicious bread flavor from the yeasts. All the elements of an excellent Belgian beer and far lighter than some I’ve had.

Jabez: 3 This was a dark black beer with minimal head. I could smell the coffee and the sweet smell of vanilla when I opened it. The vanilla was the prominent flavor but I could also taste the coffee and malts. I felt like I was drinking a French vanilla cappuccino at the gas station rather than a beer. It just didn’t seem like beer to me. Tom T: 2.5 Deep black color with a fading tannish head. Very weak nose of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. No presence of that roasted barley porter flavor. It tastes more like a watered down iced vanilla latte, which matches its watery mouthfeel. This beer sounds good on paper, but it’s uninteresting and a bit disappointing.

Jabez: 4.5 This beer is a brown/orange color, with decent carbonation. It had a sweet fruit odor to it. I really liked this beer because of the complex flavors I detected. It was sweet but also a little spicy. It had a sweet honey taste to start with but I could taste some coriander at the end. This beer had ample carbonation. This was a very good beer made by Goose Island. Tom T: 4 Orange, amber under a creamy head. The nose is sweet, spicy, and fruity with a definite hop presence. It tastes like it smells. A smooth, creamy, and tasty beer. Goose Island does it again.

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Tom F: 2 The nose is full of the Vanilla, powdery, slight java. Taste is wet milky, light and not as much java as I expected. I thought the flavor would be more powerful due to the nose, but it wasn’t. Not that impressive overall Dylan: 1 The first sip was one of the most fantastic taste experiences I’ve had in a while. The second was as if I’d had the entire glass replaced by something else – something the same color that had been strained through a Sumo wrestler’s uniform. The third was sickly, skanky, and just plain foul. Couldn’t finish it. Joining the brew-tasting panel this month is a familiar face and name, Tom Fischer of bourbonblog.com.

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Jim Beam and a host of other fine spirits available at almost all establishments. How about saffron-flavored Vodka or a Blue Corn Vodka? BourbonBlog. Tom Fischer com introduces you to three Contributor American Craft Distillers who are each distilling a spirit in way that it has never been done before. Ahh...now that is the real “American Spirit!” American Craft Distilleries are growing at an increasing rate. Prepare for a journey through flavor in BourbonBlog.com’s series of podcast radio interviews with American Craft Distilleries. We start in Oregon with Sub Rosa Distillery’s Tarragon Flavored Vodka and Saffron Flavored Vodka. Sub Rosa literally means, “Under the rose” in Latin, referring to something done in secret. A real Renaissance man started this distillery with a background in logging, fishing, software developing and yes, even some wine and beer making. Mike Sherwood’s background is varied, but his, “I never knew one day I’d be a distiller” story is like many others we find. An idea hits that sounds like, “What if I made a spirit that tastes like this?” That idea is followed by a lot of experimentation. In

Mike’s case, his wife and “partner in crime” helps him perfect the flavors with her culinary palette. The flavors of this Saffron vodka include toasted cumin, lemony coriander and hot spices. “I don’t need a focus group to tell me what to do. In fact, a focus group would tell me not to do make the vodkas I’m making,” says Mike. “You now see larger distillers taking larger risks.” So why has there been a resurgence of craft distilleries? “A lot of these distillers came from beer and wine backgrounds. ‘Been there done that’ and they want to do more. That combined with laws • 36 •

changing, making it easier and distributors are picking up these spirits the last five years or so,” Sherwood explains. He also encourages foodies to ask for locally produced and craft spirits just as you would with food. Listen to Mike Sherwood tell his story on the BourbonBlog. com podcast. From a one of a kind Oregon flavored vodka we travel to New Mexico to savor another ingenious American vodka and story. Olha Dolin and her husband Ron were visiting Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky several years back when they sampled some Organic Rain Vodka produced there. She was so in love with the flavor of Rain that she envisioned making vodka from New Mexico’s famous Blue Corn. This vision soon led to the production of the world’s first Blue Corn Vodka. Their Don Quixote Distillery and Winery’s signature product is the Blue Corn Vodka, but they also produce ports, brandies, pisco and other spirits. We interview Master Distiller Olha Dolin, who originally hails from a Ukrainian family of vodka distillers. She describes how their Don Quixote Blue Corn Vodka is one vodka that doesn’t need added flavoring. There are two factors that give this vodka so much flavor. First, Blue Corn is the sweetest of all corns and that flavor shines through in end product. Second, the high altitude leads to a sweeter end product and gives character in the distillation process. Fortunately for Olha, her husband Ron is an engineer and has designed a copper alembic pot still to maximize the advantages of distilling at 7500 feet above sea level. Enough vodka for today? Now on to the Eastern slope of Blue Ridge Mountains, 90 minutes from D.C. to Sperryville, Virginia. In this town of two-hundred people, we find The Copper Fox Distillery once again doing a one of a kind American spirit. Financial planner Rick Wasmund was attending a Scotch whisky tasting enjoying a “dram” of Johnnie Walker when he had a desire for a new flavor in Scotch. “Are there any fruitwoods used to flavor the malts of whiskies?” Rick asked himself. After searching and only finding more and more peat-flavored malts, he saw an opportunity

do something new for his life, community and all the whisky drinkers of the world. Thank you, Rick! Today, The Copper Fox Distillery is the only distiller in the world that flavors their malt with Cherrywood smoke and the only distiller in North America that malts their own barley.

For the Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky, Applewood and Oakwood chips are added during the maturation process while it is aged in a used Virginia Gentleman Bourbon barrel. When I was introduced to this whisky for the first time at Firefly Southern Grill in Evansville, I was so amazed with the unique flavors balancing between a Scotch and Bourbon. Rick started Copper Fox in 2005 and they are on batch # 36 of the Single Malt always aiming to, “make it better.” Copper Fox has just introduced a delicious Rye whisky and a Barrel Kit. The Wasmund’s Barrel Kit contains the distillate of Rye or Single Malt and a small charred barrel. This distillate is clear cask strength (124 proof) spirit which is what a whisky is before it is aged. Basically, you get to age the whisky yourself for a long as you’d like to see what it is like to be a distiller. Join us as we learn what life is like distilling on this podcast series on BourbonBlog. com and check out our website for links to find where to buy and order each of these spirits. www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010

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[ CD Reviews ] 91.5 FM WUEV’s Paul Mattingly joins us this month to contribute notes on jazz. In an effort to show both new, old and in between, here he chimes in on an essential record for fans of the genre and its many forms.

Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American Recordings/ Lost Highway) 5

The last installment of the American… series, set to be released on February 26 – which would have been the Man in Black’s 78 th birthday – begins with a line that somehow Dylan conjures every emotion: “Well Gibbs there ain’t no grave that can Managing Editor hold my body down/When I hear that trumpet sound, I’m gonna rise right outta the ground/Ain’t no grave that can hold my body down.” Every syllable is, of course, pushed from the lungs of a man facing his own death; each line delivered with the real bodily pain of an artist in the very real twilight of his long, storybook life. Recording sessions for Ain’t No Grave, under the gentle production of Rick Rubin, occurred during May 2003, less than four months before he passed and after his wife, June Carter Cash had died. “Johnny said that recording was his main reason for being alive,” said Rubin. “I think it was the only thing that kept him going.” This time period has been welldocumented. “There was a lot of stopping and starting, based on his health,” said Rubin. “But he always wanted to work. The doctors in the hospital kind of lectured me, saying, ‘He’s not going to stop, so you have to make sure he doesn’t work too much.’”

But work he did, and here, as with others of the American series, which began in 1994, Cash recorded cover songs that fit in perfectly with the themes, flow and overall narrative of the album. Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times” is both melancholy and uplifting, reflective and forward-looking. “Redemption Day,” penned by Cheryl Crow, is a multi-shaded, minor-chord-verse to major-chord chorus that includes the lines, “There’s a train that’s heading straight to heaven’s gate/And on the way, child and man and woman wait, watch and wait/For redemption day.” “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream,” a song by Ed McCurdy, is a recollection – happy, in its own way – of a hopeful dream of impossibility. Impossible odds met with grit and optimism – something that can easily be said of Cash’s life and music, too. Sung with that wavering, achingly elegiac voice “Oh death, where is thy sting?” on the never-before-heard Cash original “I Corinthians: 15:55,” the tone turns hopeful, arms open, spiritual: “Oh life, you are a shining path/ And hope springs eternal just over the rise/When I see my redeemer beckoning me.” I feel small trying to do justice to this work. All I know is what I feel, and listening to this makes me feel much the same way after listening to American IV: The Man Comes Around, which is simply that I felt it to my very marrow. The sadness and joy, and bravery and sorrow – sometimes all at once. This is what art is; this album is when art succeeds. -- Dylan Gibbs

Various Artists – 2010 Grammy Nominees (Capitol) 4.5 Ignoring, for a moment, the fact that the Grammy Awards are kind of a joke anymore, this CD isn’t necessarily a bad compilation. Whoever put the tracks in order made the right decision in placing Black Eyed Doug Messel Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” first. Staff Writer It’s arguably this year’s “party” anthem. Hell, I sometimes listen to it when I’m getting ready to go out with friends. It’s fun, ridiculous, and danceable. Along with that track, there are quite a few serviceable hits from Colbie Caillat (“Fallin’ for You”), Green Day (“21 Guns”), and Lady GaGa. “Poker Face,” which hasn’t recently received the near-constant play that “Bad Romance” has, is still a good contribution.

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Country isn’t left out either, with solid outings from Zac Brown Band (“Chicken Fried”) and Lady Antebellum (“I Run to You”). The latter is one of my favorite bands from last year. I’m glad to see them represented on this compilation. There is a surprise, however. I expected to see Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” on this one, instead of “Life in Techinicolor II.” Likewise, I was shocked to see a cut from Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton. I caught their performance on PBS a few weeks ago, and was really impressed. In short, if you like popular music and haven’t picked up the singles/albums represented on this disc, it wouldn’t be a bad purchase. -- Doug Messel

Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters – Headhunters (Columbia) 5

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love all music. But it seems I have gravitated to jazz as I have become more chronologicallychallenged. This transition came with the prominence of jazz fusion in the 1970s. Jazz-rock, also called fusion, Paul Mattingly combines jazz improvisation Contributor and chord progressions with the rhythms of rock. It is usually more electronic than acoustic, featuring synthesizer, electric bass, electric guitar, electronically-processed • 38 •

woodwind and brass instruments, and a great deal of percussion. This is probably as much of a definition as you’ll ever need. I was into AOR, Southern Rock, 50’s rock, the Beatles… you name it, and I liked it. Well, maybe not Sonny and Cher, but you get the picture. Then, some friends of mine turned me on to this music that I really didn’t understand. It had a groove and a heart I just couldn’t deny. Along with this “new” music, there was, as there is today, this beacon of jazz here in the Tri-State, WUEV 91.5 FM. And, as I have heard it said more than once, it is the only place for jazz in the TriState. If you want to get a good vision on the history of fusion, you won’t get it here. Not today, anyway. That is what search engines are for. But I do want to talk about one of the first albums (gawd, is he that old) I ever really enjoyed. It was Headhunters by Herbie Hancock. This was Hancock’s twelfth studio release in a career that was already heading him into the Hall of Fame. Released in October 1973 on Columbia, it is thought by many to be a defining moment of fusion. Though it only has four songs as its content, this slightly more than forty-one minutes would not only change the landscape of music forever but open my rock-sodden mind in a way that I would always appreciate. The album was also the name of the sextet that Hancock fronted throughout most of the seventies. It included Bernie Maupin (Saxes, etc.), Paul Jackson (bass), Harvey Mason (drums), and Bill Summers (percussion). While they added Dewayne McKnight (guitar) on later releases, all the “guitar” parts on this project were done by Hancock with synthesizers. Of the four tracks, the only one previously heard was the one that is probably the most famous, “Watermelon Man.” It was originally featured on the 1962, hard-bop release, Takin’ Off. Hancock and Mason reworked it and gave it an instantly recognizable intro featuring Bill Summers blowing into a beer bottle, an imitation of the hindewho, an instrument of the Mbuti Pygmies of Northeastern Zaire. “Sly” is dedicated to his funkiness, Sly Stone, while “Vein Melter” is a gradual pleaser that features Hancock and Maupin. And “Chameleon,” another jazz classic, features a funky bass line played with an early ARP Odyssey. After its initial release, it was remastered and released in Quadraphonic, 4 channel sound. I am not an engineer so I won’t try to make you believe I really know what that was. But, it sounded great.

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If you are starting a jazz collection, or adding those “classics” that round out a great set, then Headhunters is a must. And, even though it’s a “classic,” give it a listen; it sounds as fresh and vibrant as it did the day it was released. And then the next time you’re out at one of the local venues and you hear “Watermelon Man” or “Chameleon,” your music brain will cause you to jump into that river I like to call “Jazz and All Will be Fine.” -- Paul Mattingly

Will Kimbrough – Wings (Daphne Records) 4

Most of the time I’d avoid something like this—even though Wilco’s one of my favorite bands, I can only handle some of their folksy stuff for so long— but Will Kimbrough’s Wings is a pretty impressive, solid album. It gives me this sort of Bob Dylan vibe, but not in a bad way. The first three tracks (“Three Angels,” “You Can’t Go Home,” and “Wings”) are a particularly strong opener, and the rest of the album follows through nicely. -- Doug Messel

The ishmaeLites – Comin’ Home to Indiana (Weirdo Records) 2

From its opening strains (which detail a brief Biblical history from Adam to Ishmael), this interesting album sells itself as an “alternative epic of Indiana.” What follows that track is sort of a rambling exploration of state myths and “characters.” Musically, Comin’ Home… just isn’t much fun to listen to. It’s kind of a jarring, asymmetric adventure into how much you’re willing to put up with before switching tracks or just changing to something else. I suppose if you’re not into radio friendly, verse-chorusverse, it might work. For me, it doesn’t. -- Doug Messel February 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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[ Gaming]

I am the Nexus One… Apple’s iPhone has become an unforeseen contender in the handheld gaming market. Sales in the last year increased greatly for iPhone Dan games. As the technology Woolsey was improved, Apple even Contributor began marketing it as a handheld gaming device. Over time, people began to realize that rather than carrying a PSP or DS as well as their phone when they go out (which they’ll always have anyway), they could just use one device and still get some gaming in if they felt the need.

The iPhone seems to be the phone to beat, and each new competitor is looked to as a contender to be the “iPhone Killer.” Next up to tackle the giant is Google’s new Android-based phone: the Nexus One. The phone is sold online through Google for $529 unlocked (so you can use any mobile provider) or for $179 if you commit to a new two-year T-Mobile contract. The Nexus One is a good-looking phone. Its design sits somewhere between the iPhone 3GS and Google’s previous phone, the Droid. The phone is lighter than the current iPhone, and much sleeker and curvier than the Droid. Along the bottom of the Nexus One are four haptic-based (vibration feedback when touched) buttons and a trackball. The trackball isn’t really crucial in any situation, but offers an alternative way to scroll. Its most useful function is the multi-colored light that lets you know you have a new text, email, or missed call without even turning your screen on again. The other four buttons on the face of the phone don’t always respond when they should and can sometimes be activated accidentally just when holding the phone. The phone has an AMOLED screen that measures 3.7 inches, compared to the iPhone’s slightly smaller 3.5 inch HVGA screen. The Nexus One has a resolution of 480x800 pixels, while the iPhone is at 480x320 pixels. While we’re comparing specs, I might as well point out that the Nexus One has a 1 GHz processor, which surpasses the 600 MHz iPhone processor. One more advantage over the iPhone is the five megapixel camera. Apple’s device has a three megapixel camera. A huge disadvantage to Google’s phone is the inability to use multi-touch functions. The phone is capable, but due to Apple patents, the native OS doesn’t support it. Zooming in on a photo or web page on an iPhone is easy • 40 •

using t h e “pinch-andzoom” function. It seems clunky on the Nexus One when you have to hit a “+” or “-“ button to zoom in or out. The Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, which is Google’s most current OS. The developers have built-in some great, if not useless, eye-candy on the phone. When you turn the phone on you’ll notice the background menu is animated and reacts to touch. There are additional interactive backgrounds you can get or you can use static images if you prefer. The Nexus One integrates voicerecognition in more areas than the iPhone. For

example, while composing a text message, you can hit the Microphone key and have the phone type what you speak and the voice recognition software generally works well. The iPhone doesn’t offer this and uses voice recognition mainly for performing commands. It’s worth noting also that the Nexus One has dual microphones, which allows for noisecancellation during calls. Your voice is picked up

the iPhone, it’s going to be very difficult to catch up in that area (currently the Android Market has around 20,000 apps). As it stands, the Nexus One is the best Android OS phone currently available, but it does have its issues. No, it’s not an “iPhone Killer” yet, but surpassing the Apple beast won’t happen overnight. www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010

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and transmitted, while distracting background noise is filtered out. Putting its processing power to use, the Nexus One has the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously. On an iPhone, you can play music using iTunes while you’re doing other things, but as far as apps go, you’re either using the app or you’re at the home menu. With the Nexus One, you could start your Pandora Radio app, then back out to the menu with it still playing. It’s a small improvement, but cool nonetheless. While much of the technology specs-out better on the Nexus One, things aren’t going smoothly for some customers. There are complaints about inconsistent 3G connections, touchscreen issues, and high earlytermination fees. One of the biggest issues is that customers don’t know who to go to for help. Google only offers support through email and forums. Many concerns would be easily handled by taking the phone and going to a store location for help, but that isn’t available for the Nexus One. Keep in mind that Verizon plans on offering their version of the phone by Spring of this year, but if you choose to buy an unlocked version and go with AT&T, you won’t be able to use their 3G network. Also, with over 100,000 apps available for


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6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Centre, The -- Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary with Laura Bush Lamasco Bar -- Wii Competition 8:00 pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/ AC Entertainment

tuesdAy, feBruAry 9 12:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Gloria’s Corral Club -- Mardi Gras Party w/Bob Ballard “Blues from the Bayou” Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam Night

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8:00 pm Club Royale -- College Karaoke w/The Experience Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras/Karaoke Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams 10:00 pm Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Open Mic/Karaoke Contest w/DJ Magic Mark

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wednesdAy, feBruAry 10 4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Karaoke 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Ollie’s Sports Bar &

Bust out the Adult onesie Lamasco’s is hosting their Valentine’s Day Pajama Jam with acoustic music by Andrea Wirth on Sunday, February 14th.

Grill -- Poker League Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Icon Bar & Nightclub -- Wet Wednesdays w/DJ Flex Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Mardi Gras w/Peacock Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Casey Williams/College Night Someplace Else -College Night Karaoke

thursdAy, feBruAry 11 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Traditional Session 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 6:30 pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton 7:00 pm Hacienda-East Side -- Dave & Jon in the Cantina Hacienda-North Side -- Jazz Musician Charles Wiley in the Cantina Victory Theatre -Ballet Magnificat! 7:30 pm Centre, The -- Broadway Series ‘Camelot’

8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Idol Karaoke Contest Club Royale -- College Night w/John Hussman Cricket’s -- The Strolling Tones Hacienda-West -Scott Winzinger 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Troy Miller & Friends Big Jon Rochner and Chris Chrockrem Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton

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7:05 pm Roberts Stadium -- UE Purple Aces vs Wichita State Basketball


TJ’s Stockyard Inn -The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Jason Clutter & Tim Smith Acoustic in the Sports Bar 10:00 pm Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Mardi Gras w/Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Lindsey Williams

fridAy, feBruAry 12 4:00 pm Winetree - Darmstadt -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Hacienda-North Side -- Samba Party! Conga Lines and Samba lessons w/ Ashley Blaag 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Little Moe & the Atomic Two Tones Reunion Show Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Hacienda-East Side -- Jimmy Powers in the Cantina Hobo Jungle -- Open 9 Ball Tournament Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karoke w/Josh Koodie Hoos -- Karaoke w/ Jason Mann

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- Calabash Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Linda Smith Band Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Smitt y’s Little Tavern -- Sons of Sisters TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 2nd Story 9:30 pm Club Royale -- Jason Lee McKinney Band Corner Pocket, The -Common Ground 10:00 pm Duck Inn -- The Strolling Tones Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams/Jager Girls Party Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke Icon Bar & Nightclub -Dons & Divas & 2 Hoop Entertainment’s ‘My Chocolate Valentine Male Revue’ Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Mardi Gras w/Detail/Jager Girls Appearance Woody’s -- Free For All Fridays w/DJ Raj/80s & 90s Hits

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Casino AztarHoosiers Lounge -Little Moe & the Atomic Two Tones news4uonline.com Reunion Show Club Royale -- Cocktails 10:30 pm & Kisses Lanhucks -- Dang Heathens Fashion Show Little Cheers -- Andy Norvell Doc’s Nightclub -- Gooch Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Scott Hacienda-East Side Winzinger/Definite -- Strolling Tones Entertainment DJ upstairs in the Cantina Someplace Else Hollywood Bar & Grill -- DJ Downstairs North -- Karoke w/Josh

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sAturdAy, feBruAry 13 1:00 pm Hobo Jungle -Scotch Doubles 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 pm Centre, The -- The Really Big Show Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke Hacienda-North Side -- Family Fun Karaoke w/ Blue Sky Sound & Light 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- Marshall’s Karaoke

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8:30 pm Dave’s Sportsden and Pizza Pub -- Valentine’s Karaoke w/Stefne Wene 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Cricket’s -- Woodsboro Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Hacienda-West -- Blue Sky Sound & Light Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Linda Smith Band Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Smitt y’s Little Tavern -- Live Music TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio 9:30 pm Club Royale -- Jason Lee McKinney Band

strAight from the sPArrow’s rumP, er, Birdseye Straight outta Dubois County, The Hiding brings some rock to the Hootie Hoot Salon on February 20th.

10:00 pm Duck Inn -- Six More Miles Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox/SYN Vodka Cupid’s Playground Hornet’s Nest -- Karaoke w/IDJ Entertainment Icon Bar & Nightclub -- Mardi Gras Party w/DJ KDogg Lamasco Bar -- Calabash O’Brians Sports Bar -Mardi Gras w/Detail/3 Olives Girls Appearance Woody’s -- Dance Party w/DJ Raj Woody’s -- Pop Tart Monkeys/Shred Your Ex Party 10:30 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Crazy Saturday Dance Party Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Ri Ra Irish Pub -Mothergrove

Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

sundAy, feBruAry 14 (hAPPy vAlentine’s dAy!) 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament Hacienda-North Side -- Kids Day Hacienda-West -- Kids Day 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League

Corner Pocket, The -- Karaoke w/Stoney Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -Valentine’s Pajama Jam w/Andrea Wirth Someplace Else -- Karaoke 8:00 pm Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 9:00 pm Chilly Willy’s -- Open Mic Night w/Jarod Heim Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Two-Tone Express

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11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs


mondAy, feBruAry 15 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski Hacienda-North Side -- Day of the Oppresed Husband 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Hacienda-East Side -- Nick Hamilton in the Cantina Hacienda-North Side -- Blue Sky Sound & Light Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Wii Competition 8:00 pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fox & Hound English Pub -- 12 Days of Mardi Gras Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/AC Entertainment

tuesdAy, feBruAry 16 (hAPPy fAt tuesdAy!) 12:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band 8:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- Fat Tuesday Party w/ Cajun Music by Bob Ballard Club Royale -- College Karaoke w/The Experience Doc’s Nightclub -- Fat Tuesday Party w/The CROWD Trio Hacienda-East Side -- Fat Tuesday w/Scott Winzinger in the Cantina Hacienda-North Side -- Fat Tuesday w/ Scott Winzinger in the Cantina Hacienda-West -Jimmy Powers Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Mardi Gras Party Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Mardi Gras Party Lamasco Bar -- Fat Tuesday Party w/Barnacle Billy & Zebra Mussels Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz Stockwell Inn -- Fat Tuesday Party 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- The John Hussmann Trio Club Royale -- Fat Tuesday Party: Karaoke w/ Sam & Julie Fox & Hound English Pub – Karaoke/12 Days of Mardi Gras

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Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration Marigold Bar -- Fat Tuesday Party/Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Rick’s 718 Bar & Lounge -- Cajun Music/Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke TJ’s Stockyard Inn -Fat Tuesday Party 9:30 pm Old Chicago -- Lindsey Williams 10:00 pm Duck Inn -- Fat Tuesday Party w/DJ Raj Fast Eddy’s -- Fat Tuesday Party w/Gonzo’s Toybox O’Brians Sports Bar -- Fat Tuesday Party w/ Peacock/Jager Girls Woody’s -- Fat Tuesday Bash w/Pop Tart Monkeys 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Open Mic/Karaoke Contest w/DJ Magic Mark

wednesdAy, feBruAry 17 4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

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6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League

thursdAy, feBruAry 18 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting

7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Karaoke 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Traditional Session 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

8:00 pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/The Experience hosted by BK

6:30 pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s

7:00 pm Roberts Stadium -- UE Lady Aces vs Illinois State Basketball 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Idol Karaoke Contest Club Royale -- College Night w/John Hussman Cricket’s -- The Jimmies

10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Icon Bar & Nightclub -- Wet Wednesdays w/DJ Flex Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Peacock Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj

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10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Casey Williams/College Night Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Troy Miller & Friends Big Jon Rochner and Chris Chrockrem Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s

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Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/Jason Clutter & Tim Smith Acoustic in the Sports Bar

7:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke

10:00 pm Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Deaf Megan Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke

8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Rick K & The Allnighters Doc’s Nightclub -- Amputee Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karoke w/Josh

10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams

fridAy, feBruAry 19 4:00 pm Winetree - Darmstadt -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty

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8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Rick K & The Allnighters Centre, The -- Willie Nelson & Family Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/BK Hobo Jungle -- Open 9 Ball Tournament Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karoke w/Josh

7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney Victory Theatre -Heroic Heights

new locAtion, still dAmn loud

Woody’s West is hosting their first Damn Loud Rock Show featuring Pop Evil with Calling Corners and Loko Davi on February 25th. Get your tickets at Woody’s, 103GBFRocks.com or Chilly Willy’s.

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- McFly Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Smitt y’s Little Tavern -- Panacea TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- DJ Greg 9:30 pm Club Royale -- Deja Vu Corner Pocket, The -- Tommy Stillwell

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10:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Rick K & The Allnighters Fast Eddy’s -- Stompbox 40 Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke Icon Bar & Nightclub -- DJ Flex Aquarius Birthday Bash feat. DJ Paul Bunyon Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Peacock Woody’s -- Free For All Fridays w/DJ Raj/80s & 90s Hits 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Diversion Little Cheers -Andy Norvell Ri Ra Irish Pub -Karl’s Kids/Definite Entertainment DJ upstairs Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

11:30 pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

sAturdAy, feBruAry 20 1:00 pm Hobo Jungle -Scotch Doubles

2:00 pm Roberts Stadium -- UE Lady Aces vs Indiana State Basketball 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Frontier Restaurant & Bar -Live Music with Troy Miller Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- McFly Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- The Hiding Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velzsquez/DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velzsquez/DJ & Karaoke Smitt y’s Little Tavern -- Anywhere But Here TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- 2nd Story 9:30 pm Club Royale -- Deja Vu Corner Pocket, The -- Fuzzy Roxx

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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10:30 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Crazy Saturday Dance Party Lanhucks -- Diversion Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Live Music Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

sundAy, feBruAry 21 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 5:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Steve Greenwell Trio

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7:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -- Karaoke w/Stoney Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Jay Johnson Show Me’s (East Side) -- WWE PayPer-View Show Me’s (West) -- WWE Pay-Per-View Someplace Else -- Karaoke

7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Lonnie & Company Lamasco Bar -- Wii Competition 8:00 pm Club Royale -- Jay Johnson Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Lonnie & Company

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

8:00 pm Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 9:00 pm Chilly Willy’s -Open Mic Night w/Jarod Heim Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -Poker League

everyone loves A mouse Playhouse Disney Live on Stage! will be performing two shows, one date – February 27 at The Centre at noon and 3 p.m.

Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

mondAy, feBruAry 22 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Karaoke w/AC Entertainment Tuesday, february 23 12:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam Night 7:05 pm Roberts Stadium -- UE Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa 8:00 pm Club Royale -- College Karaoke w/The Experience Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz

9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams 10:00 pm Duck Inn -- Totally 80s Sing Along w/DJ Raj O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke 10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Open Mic/Karaoke Contest w/DJ Magic Mark

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10:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Rick K & The Allnighters Fast Eddy’s -- Stompbox 40 Hobo Jungle -- Blood Tribe/Shatter the Odds/ Anthem for A Massacre Hornet’s Nest -- Karaoke w/IDJ Entertainment Icon Bar & Nightclub -- DJ Mikus Lamasco Bar -- The Sellouts O’Brians Sports Bar -- Peacock Woody’s -- Dance Party w/DJ Raj

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Greg Anderson Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -Poker League


80’s rockin’ tunes McFly is playing Club Royale on February 26th.

wednesdAy, feBruAry 24 4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Lonnie & Company Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Karaoke

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7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 pm Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK

Lamasco Bar -- Comedy Carnivale w/Troy Davis & Jeff Oskay Victory Theatre -- Bryan Adams ‘Bare Bones’ Tour 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/Whiskey Wednesdays Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Icon Bar & Nightclub -- Wet Wednesdays w/DJ Flex

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Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Peacock Woody’s -- College Night w/DJ Raj

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10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Casey Williams/College Night Someplace Else -College Night Karaoke

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thursdAy, feBruAry 25 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Irish Traditional Session

10:00 pm Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Karaoke

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League 6:30 pm Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton

10:30 pm Little Cheers -- Lindsey Williams

7:00 pm Woody’s -- Damn Loud Rock Show w/Pop Evil/ Calling Corners/Loko Davi

fridAy, feBruAry 26 4:00 pm Winetree - Darmstadt -- Wine Tasting

8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Idol Karaoke Contest Club Royale -- College Night w/John Hussman Cricket’s -- Andy Norvell

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost

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Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Troy Miller & Friends Big Jon Rochner and Chris Chrockrem Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- The Crowd Trio Woody’s -- Country Night w/ Jason Clutter & Tim Smith Acoustic in the Sports Bar

6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty

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8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Four Aces Doc’s Nightclub -Michael Kelsey Hobo Jungle -- Open 9 Ball Tournament Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karoke w/Josh Koodie Hoos -- Karaoke w/Jason Mann Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -Karaoke w/Stefne Wene

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9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- Calabash Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke & Dance Mix w/DJ Stubby Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Smitt y’s Little Tavern -Amazing Soul Crackers TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Gasoline Alley 9:30 pm Club Royale -- McFly 10:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Four Aces Fast Eddy’s -- Red Eye Max Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke Icon Bar & Nightclub -- DJ Ant Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- Return of Chet & the Molesters Woody’s -- Free For All Fridays w/DJ Raj/80s & 90s Hits

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10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Ashes & Rain Little Cheers -- Andy Norvell Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Casey Williams/ Definite Entertainment DJ upstairs Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

sAturdAy, feBruAry 27 12:00 pm Centre, The -- Playhouse Disney Live! 1:00 pm Hobo Jungle -- Scotch Doubles 3:00 pm Centre, The -- Playhouse Disney Live! 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Roca Bar -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Cancun Mexican Restaurant -- Mariachi Band 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Karaoke 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Dart Tourney 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Four Aces

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Doc’s Nightclub -- Michael Kelsey Hollywood Bar & Grill North -- Karoke w/Josh 8:30 pm Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Live Entertainment 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/TW/DJ Frost Chilly Willy’s -- The John Hussmann Trio Cricket’s -- Common Ground Frontier Restaurant & Bar -- Live Music with Beasley Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Rich & Famous Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

Smitt y’s Little Tavern -Amazing Soul Crackers TJ’s Stockyard Inn -- Loko Davi/Stolen Remains 9:30 pm Club Royale -- McFly 10:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Four Aces Fast Eddy’s -- Red Eye Max Hornet’s Nest -- Karaoke w/IDJ Entertainment Icon Bar & Nightclub -- DJ KDogg Lamasco Bar -- The Dang Heathens O’Brians Sports Bar -- Return of Chet & the Molesters Woody’s -- Dance Party w/DJ Raj 10:30 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Crazy Saturday Dance Party Lanhucks -- Ashes & Rain Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger

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Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Deaf Megan Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -- Show Upstairs

sundAy, feBruAry 28 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 5:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Bob Minnette’s Swing Cats 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Centre, The -- Taste Of Southern Indiana Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League

7:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Karaoke w/Stoney Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Michelle Shelton Someplace Else -- Karaoke 8:00 pm Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 9:00 pm Chilly Willy’s -- Open Mic Night w/Jarod Heim Ollie’s Sports Bar & Grill -- Poker League Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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options abound for Mardi Gras. From simple one-day Fat Tuesday affairs to week-long, balls-out blowouts, the area will see a lot of spicy food, cool drinks, beads and merriment. Here’s a rundown of places to check out for parties. And do have a look through the magazine for details about who’s hosting what and when. Party safe, fellow revelers!

chiLLy WiLLy’s pub

oLd chicago

cLub royaLe

oLLie’s sports bar & griLL

deerhead doc’s

rICk’s 718 BAr & griLL

DUCk INN

roca bar neWburgh

fast eddy’s fox & hound

smitty’s LittLe tavern

gLoria’s

sToCkWEll INN

HACIENDA NorTH, east & West

T.J.’s

HoBo JUNglE

Woody’s West

hoLLyWood bar & griLL east & north icon nightcLub kooDIE Hoos Lamasco bar & griLL main gate sports bar marigoLd bar o’brian’s

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ANVIL -

The rocky balboa of metal “A hymn to the human spirit.” “Brought me to tears.” “A masterpiece.” As clichéd as the two words “critics

Dylan Gibbs

agree” sounds, critics did indeed agree that Anvil! The Story of Anvil was these things and more. The film, directed by Sacha Gervasi, a great friend of core Anvil members, guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, is a deft work of storytelling through heavy metal. The tale could as easily be set against the backdrop of the French Revolution or with some nuclear family in Nebraska. The story is alternately hilarious, dramatic, heartbreaking, transformative and redemptive. In a nutshell, the movie is essential watching – especially if you do not enjoy metal. When I got the chance to talk with Robb Reiner, I found that the man in the movie is the same in life: the Canadian is affable, funny, and born to rock. I’ll let him tell most of the story:

Managing Editor

walk by my house many times – unbeknownst to me – and he’d hear me playing drums. He thought it was someone older than a 14-year-old kid, right? We hit it right off; we started jamming Sabbath songs, Grand Funk tunes, and started making up our own material right there. On the way home, I think it was me that suggested to him that we make a band… and we did. To jump way ahead somewhat, how did you maintain through all those years? It’s just passion. We do it for the right reasons; we honestly f*cking love what we do. It’s not like, ‘Ah we gotta write another song, oh f*ck…’ (laughs) It’s all about, ‘That riff is awesome, man! Listen to this drum beat we got goin’ for it!’ It’s always exciting.

inspiring. From the biggest rock stars to the biggest rock managers, corporate people to people that have nothing to do with metal all say, ‘It’s so admirable that you guys do this for the right reasons.’ Things like, ‘It’s make me reevaluate my own life’ – we hear that all the time. What’s it feel like to have that kind of affect on people? It’s surreal, man. I’ve gotten used to it, but at the beginning… it was like well, we’re not as popular as we should be, but it doesn’t mean I’m an angry man or that I’m bitter, it means I’m still gonna write great songs with the same passion because I really love to do this. But I never knew it would touch people so deeply – never in a million years. There was so much footage taken (over 300 hours), did you have any idea of how it would turn out? I had no idea. I was wondering, after about a year into shooting, ‘What kind of a movie are they making?’ (laughs) They were filming everything. I mean, I knew they were making a documentary about the band, but they’re filmin’ arguments… I trusted his (director Sacha Gervasi’s) judgment. He assured me that he was only going to do the right thing and nothing but the right thing. There’s nobody else who could have made this movie.

N4U: What kind of stuff were you into as a kid that got you playing? Reiner: I grew up with Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie – stuff like that. A lot of drummers have a constant rhythm going in their head; is that something that sort of afflicts you? Yeah, I pick up on grooves. The reason I got into drums, the way I remember it, I saw the I Love Lucy show on TV where Little Ricky… Buddy Rich gave him a drum lesson. That was the turning point for me. I saw that and when to my mom and said, ‘I wanna f*ckin’ try that.’ I got a drum set and was just kind of a natural at it.

I just want to say, to be sappy for a second, on a personal level, I was one of those people who was really touched by the movie. I’ve heard it, I’ve read it, and if it affected you in a positive way, you obviously have a heart.

The first band you mentioned was Black Sabbath; were you drawn to heavy music right from the beginning back then? Even Jimi Hendrix was heavy. Or Cream, with that heavy blues. Sabbath was the first band out of all of them that I can remember as a kid that had that had that guitar and bass… it was the heaviest thing ever. Most of my friends didn’t like it. I mean, I like Zeppelin too. They had some cool sh*t.

It’s metal; it’s in you; it’s not a job… That’s why the music still sounds vital, relevant and alive today. We love it. It comes from the soul, man. We never had to compromise; we just have to be ourselves.

You started Anvil when you were really young. Around 1973. The number could be ’74. I met Lips – we’ve been playing together since we were teenagers. We met at a jam through a mutual friend. We lived in the same neighborhood, a few streets apart. Lips would

I love that the film – the story and the themes – could be set against any situation. What’s been the most surprising response you’ve heard about it? I’ve heard just about everything, really. The most common thing I’ve heard is that it’s extremely

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It doesn’t matter if you’re into metal or not, really. It’s transcendent – I know you’ve been talking to death about it but… That’s okay, man. It’s all good. And thanks for your support of the band. Thank you. Much, much, much more was discussed with Reiner – and it’s all really good stuff. You should go to news4uonline.com to hear the whole thing. Tour dates (they’re at the Pageant in St. Louis January 29) and more info is at anvilmetal.com. • 65 •


INFO 2GO [ Briefs ]

Southern Indiana Classic Half Marathon

Registration is currently underway for the first-ever Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon, which is not only a new event, but also serves as a qualifying run for the 2011 Boston Marathon. Both races of the SICM will be in and around the vicinity of the Vanderburgh 4-H Fairgrounds on April 11. Would-be participants are excited about this historic race, and next month’s issue will cover the event in greater detail. In the meantime, more information can be found at sicmarathon.com; if you have specific questions, send an email to info@sicmarathon.com.

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Between Daylight & Boonville Evansville native Matt Williams is well-known for his roles as the producer/co-creator of popular 1990’s sitcoms Home Improvement and Roseanne. Evansville plays host this month to another of Williams’s creations as the Evansville Civic Theatre is set to perform his play Between Daylight and Boonville. Williams’ play, described by the Civic Theatre as “set in Evansville’s backyard,” is the story of Carla, a twenty six-year-old high school dropout, wife and mother. Carla dreams of packing up and moving to escape her dreary existence. Her friends, less than supportive, tease and threaten her while spending their day swapping gossip and watching their children play in their trailer park community. An ordinary day turns surreal, however, when the local mine is rocked by a large explosion. The play is a touching and humorous study of women who possess the courage, the humor and the dignity to rise above the grimmer facts of their existence. You can see Between Daylight & Boonville February 12, 13, 19, 20, 21*, 26, 27, 28*Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2:00 p.m. The Theatre is located on the southeast corner of Fulton Avenue and Columbia Street. Box office and more info: 425-2800.

Rascal Flatts… there may be a ticket or two left

Rascal Flatts continue their Unstoppable Tour 2010 at Roberts Stadium on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. Fans of their latest album will be enthused to hear cuts from it performed onstage. In addition to Rascal Flatts, opening act Darius Rucker takes the stage to perform songs from his well-received country album and maybe a few hits from that other band he was in… Tickets—if they’re still available at this point—are $62, $46.75 and $32 and can be purchased at The Roberts Stadium Box Office, The Centre Box Office, All Ticketmaster outlets including fye in Eastland Mall and Evansville Schnuck’s West. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or on the Internet at Ticketmaster.com.

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Chet and the Molesters – Your kids are safe with them…

Some things just have to come back around. And that’s what’s happened in the case of Chet & the Molesters (Chet Harger, Jimmi Powers, Kevin Book and Nick Hamilton). Dylan Wiser, distinguished and still Gibbs bringing the thunder, here Managing Editor Book tells about the band – the old days and new – and some stuff kids should know… N4U: First off, 20 years since the band started. Jesus. That was three presidents ago. KB: All four of us have been able to stay playing and making money playing in the area too and that’s a hard thing to do. We’ve outlasted several bars and bar owners and managers as well. It’s not an easy business to be in or to work in. Take us all back to those days. What do you remember about starting the band – the rehearsals, the gigs, the side stories? When I first saw Nick play, Chet and I had already been together for a while. I saw Nick at the old Victory Theater, and I immediately saw how he looked like Eddie Van Halen, and how all the girls were screaming at clawing at him. I knew his energy and excited attitude were a perfect fit. He is exactly the same way today. His attitude and energy and laugh are very infectious. He really loves what he does and is a fantastic person. I think it was Nick who actually came up with the name; I remember we all hit the floor laughing. It was shocking, and outrageous for a local band to have a name like that. When we played a bar in Petersburg and they actually had protesters, we knew we had a winner. They ended up having to put “band” on their sign. It was hilarious. The music scene in Evansville was different in many ways when C&TM were routinely playing. But what’s stayed the same, in you opinion? Nothing’s the same to me, honestly. The money, profits, bottom lines are all different now. The biggest change to me was when both the main local rock radio stations went corporate. That put an end to any kind of local support for any band or bar or event. Luckily, you have Myspace, Facebook and YouTube to get your word out yourself. Your activities since Chet and the Molesters are well-known to Evansville-ites, but for • 68 •

those who don’t know, tell about what you were up to after C&TM first split. I laid low for about six months, then started BSR up. That’s been going ever since. Through thick and thin. BSR also set some standards in the area a few years back as far as creating a certian “rock” scene and/or a bar to go, to be able to see some heavier bands. We opened the door for some other heavier bands to have a bar to play. Good ‘ol Jim Dandy’s… ah I miss that bar. We have released a new CD as well; BSR’s website is www.bsrband.com Give people an idea of the songlist (without giving TOO much away) that you’ll be serving up this time around. We’ll still be playing some stuff bands either can’t or won’t do. The three part harmonies really open up possibilities. Songs people that have seen us in the past wouldn’t think we’d do, and songs that people haven’t heard a band do in a while. That’s part of the whole point. Doing it a little differently and not being confined to any certain formula. It’s all party rock and designed to get the girls up as well. Kevin Book stills loves the ladies, that’s for sure. The year is still pretty new, with a lot of 2010 left to go; what will you guys be up to for this, next, and further years? I don’t think it’s a big surprise or coincidence that bands like Chet and the Molesters, The Crowd and some other guys that played the scene are getting back together now after all these years. I think it’s a need that the scene and the people running the bars are showing. That’s

not a put down on any band in town either. It’s the ups and downs of the business and the fact that people are fickle and want something different, all the time. And the scene is kind of stale right now. We have what you need. Just ask Todd at the Southside in Boonville. We just played our first show on January 16 with almost no advertising, just word of mouth, and his place was packed like I’ve never seen it. Every time we play, [we want] something special about it that brings people out. We’re in this to make money, but we want to make the bar that we play in to make money as well. We want to put the spark back into the scene, just the way we did it 20 years ago. We have no time line as far as duration. As long as there’s interest, we’ll be booking. Give younger musicians some advice. Learn how to play more than one style of music. I see all kinds of shredders out there that can play an arpeggio sweep, and it’s super boring. But ask them to play a blues lick in E minor, they look at you like they’ve seen a ghost. Less is more and if you wanna make money playing music, slow down. If not, you’ll be sitting at home on the weekends instead of playing music for cash. C&TM return to E’Ville’s O’Brian’s February 26 and 27. See the Nightlife Guide for more wheres, whos and whens… The complete, non-space-saving version of this interview is online at news4uonline.com www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010


Out of ideas?

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Dumbstruck Oh dear, oh love of my life, my diamond in my rough, how I so wanted ever so much to express to you my adoration through this gift. I hope you really love it. Tearing of wrapping paper. Audible hum of anticipation. “Edible underwear. Two sizes too big. You shouldn’t have.”

Paul Dockery

And you really should not have. A gift like this shows you care more about the meeting of a deadline of sorts than for your S.O. Guys, seriously. As tempting as those fine rose-shaped things they sell at the convenience store are, they too fall into the category of “You suck as a boyfriend/husband.” If you get something like this, you really do suck. You don’t understand women, and she probably already knows this, but so far you’re still together. Contributor

Listen: You do not have to spend lavishly. You don’t have to even think that much. Just plan ahead a little bit and let other people do the work for you. If you know anything about your S.O., it’s easy. Go into one or more of these local establishments and throw yourself at their mercy. Tell them, “I need your help. I have this much to spend.”

she really likes, and for the most part the classic red rose bouquet works every time. But to show you’ve put some thought into the gift, do some research on flowers and their meaning. Since Victorian times, many popular flowers have certain qualities assigned to them: Statice stands for lasting beauty; tulips stand for perfect love; lavender signifies constancy. Imagine the home run you’ll hit with a bouquet of flowers that you point at each blossom and describe why each one is important. You stud, you.

GIFTS, MISC.

To put the brakes on, this goes for the clueless women out there too. But they’re smarter than we are, know how to shop and have already purchased/ made/ordered a Valentine gift for you anyway. So anyway, the helpful person will/should be able to help by seizing this opportunity to ask questions: “What is she interested in?” “What are her favorite flavors?” “Is she spontaneous? Conservative? Freespirited?” You get the gist.

CHOCOLATE/CANDIES Mike Libs and the Chocolate Factory: Pecan flipovers are an easy winner, as are their Valentine-specific packages. Fudge is an item they make that people in the area sometimes overlook, and if treats of the nut/ caramel variety aren’t her cup of tea… I mean, who doesn’t like fudge? Oh, and Mike’s is locally-owned and operated. This is a good thing.

FLOWERS Any number of places can be visited (shop locally!), but what to get, what to get? You may be tuned in to what

Looking beyond these classic standby Valentine gifts, there are simply gifts. Yeah, pretty broad term. This can mean anything from jewelry to a new car or something specific to her interests. One place to start looking is Nance Galleries. This neat little shop on Green River Road is part art gallery, part museum, part gift shop. Again, by having a conversation with staff, you can probably come up with something amazing and unique for Valentine’s Day. Funky, eclectic or just plain strange gifts can be found at Nick Nackery. The place at Virginia and Heidelbach that’s well-known for all things Halloween is, in fact, open for business all year. It would be foolish to forget the sexy side of Valentine’s Day. Use caution, however. One person’s sexy is another’s smut. Hopefully you’re well aware of what your partner’s tastes are. Check with places such as Exotica on Washington Avenue for items ranging from tame to “for your eyes only.” One route to think of traveling is combining something sweet and romantic with something wild and sultry. Again, talking with the people at these and other establishments helps a lot. And hey – here’s an idea – talk to your partner! You can learn a lot without giving away secrets, and it’s easier than you think. Happy shopping, guys. And remember: No edible undies.

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celestial serendipityFind Your Path

I’ve always had an interest and fascination in things of a paranormal or psychic variety but I am my father’s daughter as well, an analytical thinker who likes hard facts and provable theories. So when I was contacted a recently by Lita Tikal, a Transformational Astrologist, about having a reading done and doing a story I was intrigued to say the least. Carolyn I gave Lita the information she needed to do my chart before Cummings the reading, simply my birth date, time, and place. No other Contributor information was requested or supplied. When I arrived I was very excited and anxious but had a healthy amount of skepticism as well. Before we began I asked Lita to help me understand what Transformational Astrology was and in a nutshell this is what I got; Transformational Astrology is a reading of the sky, the planetary alignment at the exact time, above the exact location of one’s birth used as a tool to enlighten, empower, and increase self awareness. It is not a “gift,” it’s not predictive, and it is not an intuitive process. Would that not mean it is based on fact? On provable theories? Yes, it is, provided you accept such sciences as Psychology or Sociology as fact. In all fairness I would say most of us do. Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, whose ideas are still practiced and accepted daily, based Jungian psychology on many studies and practices. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician much of his work was based on exploring many areas including religion, Eastern and Western philosophy, and astrology. As for my limited experience and after my reading I must admit I think even my “proof is in the pudding” father would have to say that there is validity. As Lita walked me through the reading, explaining what the different cross section of the beautiful pie chart meant and how they affected my personality and path through life my eyes were opened to some truths about myself that I had difficulty acknowledging, understanding, or accepting before they were brought to my attention; scientifically, in black and white. I wasn’t told that a mysterious stranger would show up at my door or what the winning lottery numbers were. I was shown my personal strengths and internal battles in a comprehensive “it is what it is” kind of way. I walked in open minded but mostly expecting to be entertained (cocked head, raised eyebrow) and walked out feeling refreshed, at ease, comfortable in my own skin, my mother’s beautiful dream. “Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, a man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep enough into the mine of his soul.” – James Allen Whether you believe or don’t believe Transformational Astrology isn’t going to predict or pre-determine your future. It can however shine a light on your path in hopes of increasing understanding and awareness. Who knows? It may even help you avoid a stumbling block or two. Call Lita at Celestial Serendipity Transformational Astrology, 812-568-3764 or email her, litatikal@wowway.com. If your experience is half as eye-opening as mine you’ll be glad you called. • 70 •

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hear it to believe itSinatra Reincarnated

Very few crooners can equal the presence and control that Frank Sinatra had throughout his career. ‘Ol blue eyes delighted listeners for decades with his smooth voice, sexy swagger and marvelous songs. His lanea stagg charming stage presence turned Contributor him into an enormous legend and he swooned many ladies in the process. Evansville’s Philharmonic Orchestra will team up with talented vocalist, Steve Lippia, to present TWO performances showcasing Lippia’s exceptional presentation of classic Sinatra songs. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – you really should consider surprising your sweetheart with two tickets for this show! This is a perfect opportunity to not only introduce a new generation to the timeless music of legendary Frank Sinatra, but it also appeals to long-time listeners. Lippia delivers Sinatra’s classic music in a deeply personal way including standards engraved in the history of American music such as: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “That’s Life,” “My Way,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “New York” and lots more. Lippia’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of classic with today. It goes without saying that the exquisite talent of Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, with Conductor Alfred Savia, is unmatched and the

pairing of EPO and Lippia will be as beautiful as say, “Love and Marriage.” (It should be noted here that Maestro Savia related in an interview this past autumn that if you close your eyes during a performance by Lippia, that you can not distinguish his voice from that of Frank’s – ed). Steve Lippia has been playing sold out shows for years and continues to be in high demand, particularly for Pops concerts similar to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s show. It has been said that Lippia has audiences “eating out of the palm of his hand.” Mr. Lippia is a native of Southington, Connecticut, but makes his home in Las Vegas, where he has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where audiences line up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He also has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others. Mr. Lippia has recorded several CDs and hopefully you’ll have the opportunity to purchase them at the show. His much acclaimed, self-titled CD was recorded at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles with a 41-piece symphony. In addition, Steve has recorded Steve Lippia Live, a collection of some of his live performances and The Singer’s Singer was released in June, 2009. The latest CD features 21 tunes recorded live and includes a hot, swingin’ 16-piece big band made up of some of the finest musicians on the East coast. There is nothing but talent and entertainment at this show and I think audiences will find it hard to see a show better than this! This would be the perfect romantic Valentine date and my advice to you would be to call the EPO ticket office ASAP to reserve your seats. Your Valentine will be most impressed and I’m sure VERY appreciative. Simply Sinatra is Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. at The Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. For more information and ticket sales, call the Philharmonic Ticket Office at 812-4255050. The Philharmonic’s Ticket Office is located at 530 Main Street at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On the day of the show the Victory’s Ticket Office opens two hours before the performance. Online: evansvillephilharmonic.org

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subterranean homesick newsThe Basement of the Telly

Public access television shows are cursed with this stigma that they’re really bad. Not so with locally-produced The Basement. What started out as a YouTube video series has transformed into a local sensation. I recently got together with Shane

Doug Messel

Devon, one of the creators of “The Basement,” to ask him a few questions.

Staff Writer

N4U: So for our readers who aren’t on the up and up, what is “The Basement?” Shane: The Basement is an improvisational sketch comedy web series we created for YouTube (we being myself, Kent Blue and David Goble). Basically we get together once or twice a month and goof off on camera, improvising our way through loose sketch ideas. The hours and hours of footage is edited down to a solid eight minutes, thus giving the illusion that we know what we’re doing. While we love the instant feedback we get on YouTube, we kind

of wanted to see the show on television. So in 2009 we contacted our local public access channel and they jumped right on board.  The public access version of The Basement is a 15-minute version of the show we produce for YouTube. I can’t even describe how satisfying it is to see our stuff on an actual television screen instead of the tiny box online.  Once or twice our show actually aired after Night of the Living Dead.  I imagine that must be what Heaven is like.  How long have you been producing it? We’ve been producing the show since late 2006, back in the heyday of YouTube.  We never really thought anyone would watch and were excited to get 10 views back then.  Over time our audience grew to over 1800 subscribers and now we get well over 1000 views per episode. Think about that for a second. It takes a long time to count to 1000.  Now imagine each number as someone taking the time to watch our stuff.  One of our recent videos has gotten nearly 3/4 of a million views and counting! That’s the big time right there, kiddies. It helps us imagine we’re living the life. Now if we could only convince all of Owensboro and Evansville to watch the show on • 72 •

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public access, maybe we’ll achieve Jon Brennan fame. It’s the pipe dream. Fingers crossed. Do you feel like there need to be more locally produced shows in Evansville? Why? I don’t think there should be more shows for the sake of more shows.  I do, however, believe most local filmmakers are hiding in the shadows and need to come out. The sun is shining and the water’s fine. If you want to make movies or write movies or act or direct or all of the above and then some, local public access is the perfect place to start! Instead of talking about doing something big someday, do something small now. Even South

Park started as a little animated Christmas card of sorts. YouTube is out there, public access is out there. Use them. Don’t hold back. You never know who might be watching. How did you get started with your show? Me and my pal Kent Blue had been planning on making a movie but it never seemed to progress beyond the planning stages. In the meantime we discovered two very important elements: YouTube and our pal David Goble.  We decided to try the “Why Not?” approach and got together on a whim one day to make a video. We enjoyed it so much we just kept going. We’re still planning the movie

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but even if that never happens we’ll always have The Basement. Totally unrelated, but who was your preferred side in this month’s “Late Night War?” Last I heard Craig Ferguson is sitting pretty, so I’m good. But I will say “Conan” is a damn cool name. Cast members of The Basement also include Shanna Markwell, Andy Shultz, Lucas Jones and Amanda Devon. The program’s Youtube channel is at youtube.com/octoberroad.

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bring the kingCelebrating Elvis

Elvis Presley would

have turned 75 this year. In celebration, On Stage Touring, LLC and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. are setting out on a nationwide tour that comes to Evansville on February 4. The show, which takes place at the Centre, is set to begin Doug Messel at 7:30 p.m. Staff Writer The tour proclaims itself to be a “multimedia extravaganza,” one that pays tribute to various stages of Presley’s career. Four eras are represented in the show; the 1950’s, where Elvis shook things up by planting the seeds of rockabilly music. The 1960’s, which gave birth to Elvis’s movie soundtracks as well as his film career, is also represented. The last era to be portrayed is that of the concert years—undoubtedly featuring the intricate costumes worn by the King in his live shows. According to chief operating officer of On Stage Touring, Brian Brigner, “The partnership between On Stage Touring and Elvis Presley Enterprises

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provides the only authentic touring showcase of Elvis tribute artists for fans who want to experience the music and live performance charisma of one of the most popular recording artists in history.” Of course, an Elvis tribute show wouldn’t be complete without back-up dancers, live band, singers, and an Ann Margaret tribute artist. Along with these components of the show, concert-goers can expect to see lots of iconic imagery presented by the Graceland archives. So how do the organizers of this event choose their Elvis Presley tribute artists? The four performers selected for this set of shows are former finalists of worldwide competitions, which are organized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Bill Cherry, one of these performers, currently holds the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist due to his win at 2009’s contest finals in Memphis. Cherry specializes in the concert years of Presley’s performances. Of his experiences, Cherry says, “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true.” Kevin Mills finished in 2008’s top ten, but raised his standing to third in 2009’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest. Other accolades include his presence at all three Elvis Cruise sailings and the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. Victor Trevino Jr. has earned quite a few awards and titles in his three years of Elvis performances, and is a specialist in the rockabilly ‘50’s and ‘60’s styles, as well as the movie genre. He was a finalist in both 2009 and 2008 contests and took first place in 2009’s Branson competition. Trevino Jr. was the headliner at 2009’s Tupelo Elvis Festival in Tupelo, Miss. Leo Days—unlike the other three performers—portrays Elvis in all three eras. Days listened to Elvis while growing up and claimed his first contest title at the age of 15. “It’s been exciting to see The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest spotlight some of the most talented Elvis tribute artists in the world,” said Scott Williams, vice president of marketing for Elvis Presley Enterprises. “This tour will give even more Elvis fans around the nation an opportunity to see these talented entertainers.” www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010


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the reAlly Big showBehind the cur tain benevolent endevours of the Evansville ARC returns to The Centre. Mardi Gras is the theme of this year’s Show, and in addition to the many local celebrities involved in the performances is the familiar face of Jeff Lyons, Chief Meteorologist at Channel 14 WFIE. Not only does Jeff host the show, he’s responsibile for much of the pre-planning, writing and conceptualization of the skits. Recently he took time to give us some insider info on this wonderful event. N4U:please talk about the event some - what are people in for, what is its purpose? JL:The Really Big Show is a fundraiser for Evansville ARC that is also designed to raise awareness of how Evansville ARC serves people with disabilities in our community. When we first came up with the idea back in 2002, we wanted a unique event that would raise money and also showcase the hidden talents of local leaders or other “notables” in the community. It’s a one-of-a-kind variety show where you might see the mayor dancing alongside a bank president in one act, followed by a magician or juggler or accordion player or rock band in the next act and then the sheriff or fire chief singing after that. We always try to keep it fresh and attract new, surprising acts each year. How did you become involved in The really Big show? I was serving on the ARC Foundation board and was friends with Theo Boots, the development director at that time. We had known each other since high school, and she was determined to present a variety show as a special event and fundraiser for Evansville ARC. She assembled a good group of people with expertise in producing and presenting stage shows..she also tapped into other “creative types” who were interested in putting on a variety show. We met for nearly a year before the first show went on stage in 2003. I coined the title “Really Big Show” at the first meeting. Actually, I stole it from Ed Sullivan, who hosted the long-running Ed Sullivan variety show on TV from the late 1940’s until 1971. We actually patterned the first two shows after the Ed Sullivan Show, and I got to play the part of Ed Sullivan.

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Can you sort of walk us through the development process for the event? It takes us about six to eight months to put the show together, but we are thinking about it all the time. We have a core group of very energetic people who have worked together on the Really Big Show since the beginning. We always try to bring new people into the mix each year to freshen up the ideas and introduce new creative challenges. I host a cookout in late spring where we invite a variety of people to come and pitch ideas back and forth. We collect all the ideas and concepts and then see which might work best for the staging and also for the type of acts we might have. The next challenge is to find the talent. Sometimes, performers seek us out, but usually we find out about them through word of mouth. It can be challenging to find people with hidden talents because they’re hidden! The third step is the writing. The theme must be integrated into the show, as well as ARC’s mission and our sponsor’s acknowledgements or “commercials.” This is something that is unique to the Really Big Show. In addition to talent acts, we have a group of players who act in short sketches for our commercial sponsors. These skits have proven to be very popular, so there is a lot of pressure to make them entertaining and clever. This is where the theme can be used. For example, in this year’s show, we have a Mardi Gras theme, so our commercials have New Orleans and southern characters. People like Emeril, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie and even Rhett and Scarlett from Gone With The Wind. How have you seen it change over the years? Our goal is to have the show move quickly and change quickly, so there is never a chance for something to fall flat. In the beginning, we had to beg people to be on, since it was a virtually unknown event. Now, we often have to turn acts away because we can only have so many on stage in an evening. People look forward to the show and are curious about what we’ll do next. Our clients at Evansville ARC are more involved now than ever. Illustrate what it’s like backstage during the performance. Take us back there, if you will. We have a terrific stage manager, Lisa Collins, who has been with us since the very first show. She’s EXTREMELY organized, so she knows when to cue all the entrances, lights, etc. People are usually nervous backstage and are eager to get out there and perform. It’s a thrill once the curtain goes up and the show is going on. There is no turning back; you can only go forward; kinda like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Sometimes we have a little drama backstage. Pat Coslett had a goat and goose backstage one year that did what goats and geese like to do all over the place. Another time, magician Don Baggett had Gina Moore enclosed in some kind of magic device and she started to freak out from claustrophobia. Brad Ellsworth had nearly all the words to his song written on his hands the first year he sang “New York, New York.” Everybody is pulling for the acts on stage. It’s just a great feeling to see everybody have that much fun, even though most are scared to death at that moment. You can practically feel the electricity in the air when a performer really nails it out there. The really Big show • february 13 at 7 p.m. • The Centre Show tickets are available at The Centre and Roberts Stadium box offices, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. $20 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under. • For the unabridged version of our interview with Lyons, visit news4uonline.com. www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010

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Soaring with the EPO

Fans of the Evansville Philharmonic

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Orchestra get the chance this month to hear the orchestra premiere a new Clarinet Concerto from American composer Lowell Liebermann, in addition to two other great pieces of music. Along with the Liebermann piece, at this month’s Heroic Heights concert on February 20, the EPO will continue its Beethoven-heavy season by presenting “Eroica,” Doug Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. Messel Why would a fan of classical music care about a new Staff Writer piece by Liebermann? He’s a graduate of both the Carnegie Recital School and the Juilliard School of Music, for one thing. Notable works by Liebermann include a sonata for flute and guitar composed in 1988 and four cello sonatas (including one composed just two years ago). Liebermann is also responsible for 1996’s opera The Picture of Dorian Gray, from Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel of the same name. From this new piece, audiences should expect, if his earlier works are any indication, a combination of traditional tones and structure with some adventurous harmonies. Jon Manasse, an American clarinetist, has performed Liebermann’s Clarinet Concerto since its initial premiere in November 2009. As for the other established pieces in this concert, the orchestra will begin with a performance of The Hebrides, written in 1830 by Felix Mendelssohn. It was completed on December 16 of that year under the title of The Lonely Island, but revised a few years later and retitled to its Jon Manasse, Clarinet, solos with the current name. Although labeled an overture, Evansville Philharmonic for “Heroic Heights,” part of the Classics Series, on February 20 The Hebrides is intended to stand on its own, and does not tell a specific story. Instead, it sets the scene for listeners and depicts the composer’s journey into FIngal’s Cave located off the west coast of Scotland. For readers who are concerned with time constraints, performances of the overture typically run between 10 and 11 minutes. After these two pieces, the EPO will perform Symphony No. 3, also known as Eroica—Italian for heroic. Eroica is sometimes cited as an endpoint for the Classical Era of music and the beginning of the Romantic Movement. This symphony has an entertaining story behind it—originally set to be dedicated to Napoleon, it was changed to celebrate “the memory of a great man—Prince Franz Joseph Maximillian Lobkowitz,” after Beethoven became disgusted with Bonaparte, who was proclaimed Emperor of the French in May 1804. All three pieces of music were created by talented and well-known composers, and Evansville concert-goers should take advantage of the ability to take part in the Liebermann piece’s premiere. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available by ordering them online at www.evansvillephilharmonic. org, calling 812-425-5050, or visiting the Victory Theatre box office at least two hours prior to the concert. February 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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Girls in Bloom Expo Girls in Bloom (GIB) organization was formed by a group of local women who are driven to protect and nurture the lanea adolescence of our stagg city’s young girls. For Contributor its seventh year, it is conducting the Girls in Bloom Expo which is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 at The Centre. Girls in Bloom allows middle school aged girls to enter a mature setting where they control the classes they want to participate in and be treated to prizes, gifts and a fabulous luncheon. The day is absolutely free, thanks to generous donations from Tri-State businesses. This year’s theme is “Explore It, Nurture It, Express It!” Participants are offered an enormous variety of classes to pick for their day of experience; about 17 programs per hour are offered. In the past there have been classes such as mask painting, using dogs as therapy, the dangers of tanning beds, money management, art, cooking, journal writing, dance, makeup, fashion and dealing with relationships. One of the more popular classes last year was Evansville’s American Idol. There are a variety of new choices this year, including an ice hockey introduction class. This forum is also an opportunity for the girls to display any piece of art that they have created. The pieces will be on display throughout the day. Parents are allowed to join their daughters in some of the classes or just hang out in the cafe with coffee, pastries and great reading material. The organization is trying to create a safe harbor for middle school aged girls to explore new ideas and directions so they can use that knowledge for future character development. Adolescent girls are faced with terrific challenges these days from untold numbers of media sources such as the internet, magazines, television and music. Our society tries to portray to young girls that you have to be thin, beautiful and perfect in order to be of value. Girls at this age are vulnerable to negative influences and it’s important that they are exposed to opportunities to build self-esteem through education, exploration and plain old support from key adults in their lives. The women of this organization recognize the importance of positive influence in the lives of adolescent girls and they’ve turned this intention into a fantastic event. Anne Topper, the Expo’s director, says that “our goal is to offer programs to create a day of safe risk taking. Safe risk is an important element in self esteem development. Girls are often afraid to try new things because they feel the need to be perfect or the need for approval of their peers.” Sign up now for this fantastic event. Last year’s Expo was attended by 600 girls and that is the cap again this year. It is for girls from 5th through and including 8th grade. Classes are to be chosen by the participants the morning of the event. Area schools will be receiving brochures to be distributed the last week in January. The cost is free and lunch is included!

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IN THE BAG

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If you haven’t noticed, it is cold outside. This is a month where the high temperatures rival the low temperatures in the months of spring. Everyone walks around with massive parkas, scarves covering the entire face, ALISON and thick heavy boots. We all SIGMAN might as well be Ralphie’s bother Contributor from A Christmas Story. All our cute clothes (and shoes!) fall to the wayside, and most of us would prefer not to leave the house as opposed to be seen in our long johns. The question that begs to be asked is how does one look fresh and cute in 18 layers of wool? Believe me when I say it can be done. There are two essential pieces of hosiery that play a major role in keeping warm during these long winter months. Those are knee highs and tights.

Notice I didn’t say panty hose. These aren’t your mother’s accessories. It took me a while to realize the benefits of wearing knee highs with my flats, or even my heels. The great thing is that there are so many stores selling both patterned knee highs and tights that you won’t look like a little old lady on her way to market when you wear them. I myself have several beige pairs I am able to wear with any look, any shoe. They have a great diamond weave to them that give my feet interest without deterring from the rest of my look. More importantly they shield the top of my foot from the harsh wind and cold. Tights are quickly becoming my favorite thing, possibly ever. This fall I had a desk job so I got to wear my skirts and high heel shoes that were detrimental to wear during retail work. As the weather turned cold, I noticed not only my coworkers, but celebrities (like the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker) were turning to the patterned tight. The things they can do with nylon these days is quite amazing, and go past your run-of-the-mill fishnet,

which tend to be a little too Kelly Bundy or “Pretty Woman” for some. Just like my knee highs, I love a good diamond design but they are also available in argyle, lace, pinstripes and much, much more. Be bold and rock a gray or black wool dress with brightly hued opaque tights and your favorite boots. Take it a step further and wear your sexiest black peeptoe shoes. Peep-toe only though, let’s not revive

the 80s and wear strappy sandals with panty hose. If rocking a colored peep, opt for black tights for a sleek look. While white tights bring a fresh “mod’ feel to your wardrobe when balanced with orange or fuchsia sheath dresses left over from summer. Winter-time blues get everyone down, and dressing like an explorer to Antarctica is the easiest cause. That doesn’t mean busting out shorts and tank tops is the answer, but showing a little (covered) leg is a great start.

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AT THE MUSEUM

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ART OF AFRICA: OBJECTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WARREN ROBBINS ART OF AFRICA: OBJECTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF

PHYLLIS R. GRIMM MATT CHARITABLE TRUST ROWE Contributor and THE EVANSVILLE COURIER AND PRESS RECENT GIFTS OF AFRICAN ART FEATURED IN MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION  In 2008, nine pieces of Dogon sculpture were donated to the Evansville Museum’s permanent collection of African art by Palmina and Stephen S. Pace. The Dogon, an ethnic group located mainly in Mali, West Africa, are recognized for their carved wood sculpture.  Continuing through March 14, this special exhibition of works in the Museum’s own holdings complements the temporary exhibition Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins.

WARREN ROBBINS exhibition schedule is the nationally touring exhibition Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins.  Art of Africa is from the collection of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication and organized by International Art & Artists, Washington DC. Educational materials for the exhibition were funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  The exhibition continues through March 14.  Warren Robbins, founder of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, was also the founder and director emeritus of the National Museum of African Art, now a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. 

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Photos by Matt Rowe

In Africa, art is central to life in traditional societies. At every stage of the human life cycle, hand-crafted visual forms are used to fulfill spiritual and practical needs.  Art forms are visual representations of certain deities and ancestral spirits, which serve as intermediaries between humans and the spiritual world headed by a supreme deity.  The 65 objects in this exhibition, including sculpture, textiles, beaded clothing and jewelry, broadly represent the creativity and diversity of artistic expressions of 30 cultures of subSaharan Africa.    Presented in partnership with the WILLIAM C. H. GRIMM, JR. and www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010


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[ local libraries ] by Amy Mangold, Marketing & Communications Manager, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library At EVPL’s Central Library you can find an abundance of Evansville history in the Indiana Room. The Indiana Room houses a collection that includes many fragile and single-instance materials such as books, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets. It preserves information about the greater Evansville area and state of Indiana. Hours are Tuesdays 10-1, Thursdays 1-5, and Saturdays 10-12 and 1:30-4:30. Appointments can be made 24 hours in advance by calling (812) 428-8218. Check it out at www. evpl.org/research/inroom.

Saturday, February 6 Mardi Gras Celebration All Ages 2:00-3:15 p.m., Browning Events Rooms, Central Library Join us for a free-for-all of Fat Tuesday customs and treats. For information: Call 428-8225.

Wednesday, February 10

Make a special Valentine at this “heart-y” celebration of friendship and love. Bring your BFF! For information: Call 428-8236.

Tuesday, February 16 Books & Movies Club – Derby Girl Ages 12-18 3:45 p.m., Browning Event Rooms, Central Library For information: Call 428-8217.

Anti-Valentine’s Party Teens 3:30 p.m., Red Bank Branch Take a break from the fluff and romance of the holiday and join us for a celebration! For information: Call 428-8205.

Friday, February 19

Wednesday, February 10

Thursday, February 25

Lunch Lit at McCollough: “On Rue Tatin – Living and Cooking in a French Town” Adults 12:10-1:10 p.m., Meeting Room, McCollough Branch For information: Call 428-8236.

Thursday, February 11 A “Heart-y” Party Grades K-6 3:30 p.m., Meeting Room, McCollough Branch

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Friday Flix – Déjà Vu Teens 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Browning Events Rooms, Central Library For information: Call 428-8217.

Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: The Fifth Floor Adults 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room, North Park Branch For info: Call 4288237 ext. 4412.

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Centre, The 812-435-5550

Feb 7:Super Bride Sunday - Mark your calendar for the 2010 Super Bride Sunday taking place at the Centre in on February 7. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Over 100 booths with everything a bride needs to plan her whole wedding including the dress, tuxes, rings, honeymoon, reception venues, caterers, florists, cakes, wedding favors, invitations, photographers, wedding planners, wedding guides, financial planning, spa and beauty, wedding registry, limos, marriage enrichment, DJs and live musicians, plastic surgeons, videographers, party rental vendors, and more! Admission to SuperBride Sunday is free. Feb 11:Broadway Series Camelot - Lerner & Lowell’s stage masterpiece comes to The Centre for one night

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well as treatment and counseling programs for drug and alcohol addicts. Begins at 6 p.m.

Evansville African American Museum, Inc 812-423-5188

Feb 13:”Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light.” Billie Jean Young performs this one-woman show that centers around the life of the late civil rights activist, Ms. Hamer. Middle and high school students interested in participating in a theater workshop at the Museum may do so from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; contact the Museum to register. That evening, Mrs. Young will also perform at Bosse High School at 6 p.m. Students are admitted free; adults, $5.

Evansville Civic Theatre 812-425-2800

only, with a performance set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb 13:The Really Big Show - The Really Big Show “Celebrate Carnival”, a benefit for Evansville ARC, is hosted by WFIE 14 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons and talented entertainers from our community as well as some entertaining local dignitaries in song, dance and comedy revue. This program is performed and produced by a virtually all-volunteer cast. Show starts at 7 p.m. Feb 27:Playhouse Disney Live! - In this brand new live show, you’re invited to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as Mickey plans a spectacular music party for all his friends. The Little Einsteins set off on a musical mission around the world to find a song for the party - with the help of Rocket, of course! Pooh, Tigger and Darby spring into action to search for music in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Handy Manny and his team of tools find the perfect party beat. Laugh, sing and play along, ‘cause your favorite Playhouse Disney pals are live on stage, and you’re invited to join the party. Two shows at noon and 3 p.m. Feb 28: Taste Of Southern Indiana - Area restTaurants come together to offer samples of their best cuisine, while local musicians provide live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County and will go towards helping fund programs to help fight drug and alcohol addiction, as • 82 •

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science 812-425-2406 Feb 4:Fine Art Class with Cynthia Watson - Join local artist Cynthia Watson for some art, friendship and fun! Learn how to create your own masterpieces in a relaxed yet stimulating environment. Cynthia focuses on individualization while teaching core principles including perspective, value and composition, as well as color mixing and shading. Each student will choose his or her medium and subject matter, and Cynthia will discuss supplies during the first session. Beginner and intermediate students are encouraged to let creative juices flow in this inspiring atmosphere. Begins at 9 a.m. Feb 20:15th Annual Kid’s Artfest - Celebrate Black History Month! The Museum’s annual family event focuses on African and African American crafts, music and tradition for all ages. Special guests include the Children’s Center for Dance Education performing “A Tribute to Alvin Ailey: 50 Years of American Dance” and Glenwood-Culver Drum Line. Enjoy live performances; create artistic crafts with local community organizations; visit with African www.News4UOnline.com • February 2010

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Over 40 years of a cappella – The King’s Singers at the Henderson Fine Art Center February 13.

Feb 12-13, 19-21, 26-28:Between Daylight and Boonville - Set in Evansville’s backyard! Carla, a twenty six year old high school dropout, wife and mother, dreams of packing up and moving to escape her dreary existence. She is teased, threatened and cajoled by her friends as they settle into an ordinary day of trading gossip while the children dart about the trailer park. An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when the local mine resounds with an explosion. The play is a touching and humorous study of women who possess the courage, the humor and the dignity to rise above the grimmer facts of their existence. Written by Reitz High School graduate Matt Williams. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


animals from Mesker Park Zoo; see “Follow the Drinking Gourd” in the Koch Planetarium; and view the exhibition “Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins.” Join in a celebration of our community’s rich and diverse culture. This admission-free event is being held in partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Event begins at 10 a.m.

Henderson Fine Arts Center 270-831-9800

Feb 13:A King’s Singers - This six-man a cappella vocal ensemble has been touring worldwide since 1968, when six choral scholars formed it in Cambridge, England. The King’s Singers are known for a repertoire full of surprises - from classical (religious psalms) to pop (The Beatles and Billy Joel). Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Historic New Harmony www.newharmony.biz/index.htm

Feb 13:New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art’s Art Stroll - Walk off the winter chill with a stroll through the galleries and antique shops lining the cozy streets of historic new Harmony. Stop by the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art to view area artists’ work in the exhibit “Brave New World.” This event is from from 4-7 p.m.

Old National Bank (Downtown)

Beginning February 1: National Black History Month Exhibition & Display. The main floor lobby will host exhibits provided by African American Churches in observance of National Black History Month; the history of these churches date to 1843; for more information, contact the Evansville African American Museum office at 423-5188. Feb 6: A Chocolate Affair - Champagne, fine chocolate and plenty of mingling are on the agenda for this annual fundraiser for the Lampion Center, a counseling center for children and families in need. 7 to 10 p.m. Call 471-1776 for more information.

Trinity united church

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For Info 812-479-8241 Feb 28: Open Mic with Denny Ward. Pot luck dinner at 4 p.m. Open mic at 4:30 p.m. PA Guitar provided. Event will be held in the church’s Craig Hall.

University Theatre

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Feb 19-21, 25-28 : Light Up the Sky - Even after more than 60 years since it’s Broadway debut, Light Up The Sky is still a rollicking comedy! Set within the lavish hotel suite of a theatrical diva on her opening night, playwright Moss Hart’s comedic genius is

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evidenced by the veritable array of zany characters he has created. Combine oddball personalities quipping witty one-liners with the flamboyant antics of kooky eccentrics, and it can only lead to overthe-top hysterics. The frenzied pace of this story has an undeniable panache that has made it a timehonored favorite and an exuberant reminder of Broadway’s glory days. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Victory Theatre 812-435-5550

Feb 11: Ballet Magnificat! - The performance of The Scarlet Cord is inspired and loosely based on the Biblical account of Rahab and is set against the gray background of the communist Soviet Union. This newest Ballet Magnificat! production depicts the story of Rahab the Harlot, party official Vladimir Ivanovich and the undercover missionaries Aaron and Anna Grimes, as well as those pressed down by the iron fist of the Soviet government. this tale of betrayal, love, dedication and ultimate sacrifice paints a portrait of an offering brought before our amazing Savior. Come witness this moving drama of a revolution, a human heart turning to the ultimate truth, Jesus Christ. Begins at 7 p.m.

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ADVICE

[ Ask Oskar the Gentleman ]

I was born with a mustache. All men in my family are born with them, and need no extra product. However, I’ve heard through other mustache enthusiasts that using wax will keep a mustache in shape, if you plan on doing any kind of curling of your lip valences.

Dear sir, I’m sick and tired of people labeling Christian musicians as this or that! there are plenty of musicians out there who make beautiful songs about Jesus and I just want people to realize it. Why do you think snobs who call themselves secularist humanists are so down on the awesome glory of praise music? Thank you, and bless -

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Oskarthegentleman@gmail.com

Heya, I’m about to be married to the girl I’ve lived with for a few years. Both of us have been through pretty much everything a married couple has. The wedding is pretty much a formality. my question is: How do we keep things fresh? I don’t want to regret getting married. Engaged in Evansville

It’s a difficult thing, getting married, particularly so if you’ve lived with your spouse for any period of time before marriage. If you feel things getting stale, maybe you should pursue the following scenario. One time, Mrs. Oskar felt as though we needed to breathe some excitement into our bedroom life as well as our day-to-day interaction as husband and wife. Well, I decided while she was out grocery shopping one day to change all the locks in the house—front door, back door, garage door, everything. When she couldn’t get in the house for a couple hours, it shook things up for awhile, I’ll tell you that.

Hold your horses, friend. Christian music is by the very nature meant to be inoffensive. Funnily enough, non-Christian folks are more often offended by this very premise. Personally, I don’t have a problem with Christians being musicians—the same as I’m not offended by Satanist musicians or even agnostic flautists. I don’t really care what your message is, so long as your music isn’t awful. The general rule is that it’s just as hard to write a great song about Jesus (I’m fond of Relient K’s catalog) as it is to write a poor one (Rich Mullins’ “Awesome God”). It just so happens that the majority of Christian music that gets celebrated ends up paling in comparison to Grand Funk Railroad, Oingo Boingo and Horses-era Patti Smith.

hey you look like you know a lot of stuff. so answer me this, smart guy: What Do you get for the man who has everything? sincerely, Joe in Jasper Something illegal, Joe. Something illegal. I suggest a small Asian houseboy to shine your shoes and lick your pets clean.

oskar, Do you think the world will end in 2012?

i’m about to be marriedtothegirLi’ve Lived With for a feW years. both of us have been through pretty much everything a married coupLe has. the Wedding is pretty much a formaLity. my qUEsTIoN Is: HoW Do WE kEEp THINgs frEsH? I don’t Want to regret getting married. mr. gentleman, so you look like a Baby Boomer. Tell me, are you the best or worst generation America’s ever seen? gen x and y want to know. Thanks

I’d like to know how we got to the end of the alphabet so quickly, before I say anything else. Who gets to pick their generation letter? While it might be biased for me to say I am better than you, it is the truth—at least on a personal level. As for my entire generation of humanity, I venture to say that no generation is superior or inferior to the preceding or following generations. For example, I do not hold myself as a higher moral being than plantation owners in the 1850’s. It’s a certainty that they engaged in reprehensible behavior, of course, but there is no doubt in my mind I’ve done something of similar disgusting principle— such as purchasing food at Wal-Mart instead of from Whole Foods.

Waiting for Aquarius oskar, you’ve got a bitchin’ mustache. Do you do anything special to it to make it look so awesome? harry in henderson

I refuse to buy into Armageddon prophecy much as I refuse to purchase anything from the cesspool that is Wal-Mart. However, I do believe that my world will end if Brooks Brothers goes out of business. How else will I assert my superiority over the lesser mutants?

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That’s all for this month. Have a question you’re itching to have answered (such as where that red burning sensation comes from)? Email oskarthegentleman@gmail.com

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Have I ever told you that I think John Travolta sucks out loud? Well, I do. And, here, Taken director Pierre Morel gets the honors of trying to turn The Boy in the Plastic Bubble into an action star. Travolta, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), stars as an F.B.I. agent trying to stop a terrorist attack in France. Isn’t it a little ironic that Travolta, who’s a Scientologist, makes me crave prescription meds?

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PeRCY JACKsON & The OLYMPiANs: The LiGhTNiNG Thief (foX) Who names a kid “Percy?” Ugh! Can you imagine? What looks like a Harry Potter rip-off really isn’t when you consider that Percy Jackson is directed by Chris Columbus, the director who initially gave Harry Potter his big -screen identity. After all, it was Columbus who directed the first two Potter installments, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, before moving on. Here, he brings to life Rick Riordan’s novel about a teenager who discovers he’s the direct descendant of a Greek god. The average filmgoer will likely accuse Columbus of being a copycat. But, with Percy Jackson, he’s only copying himself.

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The WOLFMAN (universAl) The smoldering Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a man cursed by the light of the autumn moon. His knuckles get hairy, his teeth get sharp, he has the undying urge to sniff butts. Yes! He’s a wolf! Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Hidalgo, Jurassic Park III) assembles a smoking-hot cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, V for Vendetta) and Emily Blunt, who recently scored raves as The Young Victoria. Anyone who’s seen an Underworld movie knows that films involving werewolves can be downright silly. But this group of actors has the chops to pull one off!

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chad Benefield Contributor

something to do with that, but, trust me, I was no cause of that effect!) Here, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo star as two U.S. marshals, who, in 1954, are sent to a gnarly-looking mental institution (of course, what was I expecting?) to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Shutter Island looks good. The trailer is interesting, creepy, even scary! So, what’s the hold up? Was it, like The Soloist, delayed because it’s really awful?

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COP OUT (wArner Brothers) Bruce Willis (Oh, Dear!), Tracy Morgan (Are you f-ing kidding me?), and Seann William Scott (Shoot me now!) star in Kevin Smith’s new buddy-cop flick. As if the three leads aren’t reason enough to avoid the ticket lines, let’s talk about Kevin Smith, whose last movie, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, may have given me herpes.

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The CRAZies (overture) Hey! That should be the name for all those psycho b*tches on The Bachelor! Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell star in Breck Eisner’s remake of George A. Romero’s 1973 thriller, The Crazies, about a small town terrorized by mutants. To illustrate just how updated the new version is . . . Romero’s story took place in a small town in Pennsylvania. Eisner, who directed (pardon me if I choke on it) Sahara, sets his story in a small town in Iowa. He’s so brave to make that leap! What reinvention! What vision! He so crazy!

shUTTeR isLAND (PArAmount) The latest film by Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Casino, Cape Fear, Raging Bull) is the victim of a six-month delay. I first wrote about Shutter Island in my October 2009 column and the movie was quickly forced to the back-burner. (I know the way I phrased the previous sentence makes it sound like my column had • 90 •

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CINEMA

[ New Releases ]

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It was 2004 that the Brits decided that all the zombie movies had become really lame! And, with the exception of Danny Boyle’s thought-provoking 28 Days Later, I couldn’t have agreed more! So, they decided to lampoon said zombies in the occasionally hilarious Shaun of the Dead. Then, in 2009, proving that it takes nearly five years for Hollywood to get a British memo, director Ruben Fleischer unleashed Zombieland to theatres. The result? Yep! Something lame! Fleischer’s take is an uninspired and unfunny exercise in what to do and what not to do when approached by a savage blood-thirsty corpse. Wanna know what’s on my whatnot-to-do list? Guess! Here’s a hint . . . grADE: C-

Archer Daniels Midland. Of course, the bipolar Whitacre was no saint and ended up doing time of his own for embezzlement. Way to go, Dumbass! There’s no question that approaching this story in a comic manner takes the dramatic punch in the gut out of it. After all, the price fixing involved had effects on commerce throughout the world. But Matt Damon latches onto the comedy and runs with it. In fact, he impressively sinks his considerable acting chops into the insanely quirky role of Mark Whitacre, a multi-faceted genius of a man way too smart for his own good! grADE: B

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A seRiOUs MAN (universAl) If you read my January column, you know that I listed some of my favorite movies of 2009 and the latest Coen brothers project was among them. But, now having seen all the contenders, I will go one step further. A Serious Man was my FAVORITE movie of last year! This hysterically funny morality play tells the story of Larry Gopnik (a brilliant Michael Stuhlbarg), a Jewish college professor whose Midwestern existence is cursed in every way imaginable! But instead of wallowing in self-pity and “Oy Vey’s” Larry tries, his damndest, to do the right thing! If you thought Larry was cursed before, just wait until he chooses, for the first time in his life, to blur the boundaries of good and bad. The consequences are Serious! I love this movie! I’m all verklempt! grADE: A

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The iNFORMANT! (wArner Brothers) Hollywood loves dramatic stories about ballsy whistleblowers! Look at the list: Erin Brockovich, The Insider, Michael Clayton. All were thought-provoking, stirring. So, credit goes to director Steven Soderbergh for finding the funny bone in The Informant!, which is based on the true story of Mark Whitacre, who, by working with the F.B.I., blew the whistle on the price-fixing schemes of agricultural giant

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In 2001 director Richard Kelly secured his place in cult-classic history with his bizarre-romp Donnie Darko. A couple of months ago he secured his place on my list of the Worst Ten Movies of 2009. In fact, The Box came in at #5! Congratulations! Your movie blew! What is supposed to be a suspenseful reflection on greed, sacrifice and sin ends up being an exercise in really bad Southern accents (Yep, you Cameron Diaz!) and trying to control oneself when one is laughing uncontrollably at parts of a film that are supposed to be dramatic. The Box is terrible and there were times during the film that I truly hoped, that when Ms. Diaz and Mr. James Marsden pushed the mysterious button, that I would choke on a Snowcap and be spared the agony. grADE: f

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CiRQUe De FReAK: The VAMPiRe’s AssisTANT (universAl) Or as I like to call it . . . Suck de Freak. Several things about this lame-o vampire flick are bothersome. First, I find it hard to believe that Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) wrote the blasted thing. Second, I find it hard to fathom that this lifeless film is based on literary characters that spawned a dozen books. Third, I find it painful that vibrant actors and actresses like Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek and Jane Krakowski are cast as mutant freaks but seem to get no joy or challenge from it at all. And, let’s talk about John C. Reilly (complaint number four, if you‘re counting), who, while playing a vampire, looks as if he’s stumbled out of the b-roll of Talladega Nights. If I had a set of vampire fangs, I would have chewed out my own jugular vein. grADE: D-

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OPINION

[ We’re Doomed ]

At mirror gaze, reflection exposes disturbing echo. Contusions canvas abused flesh of humanity. Blunt transgressions manifest raveled pain, coagulating clots in every vein of sanity. World turns mush, collapsing, collecting to a cesspool of crazy, narrated by the maniacal tongue of Jack Van Impe. Translation: we’re screwed. We don’t need dooming Impe prophecy to tell us that. Simple observation will affirm daily desecration and degradation inflicting the inhabitants of our society. Idiocy is all around us, in mounds and piles, like monumental turds in the cat’s litter box.

Brandon Kaelin Contributor

Cats.

Buffoons.

Friend to all, when convenient. Cats are daring, inquisitive, methodical. They’ve perfected extended napping and have a knack for showing up at the wrong time, like when you’re trying to squeeze out a leak with the bathroom door open (ladies and men that sit to pee need not worry). Stubborn and confident, cats are willing to engage any challenge within reason. It’s the “within reason” part some people don’t quite understand. Like a Superior Court in Suffolk, that has summoned a cat, Sal Esposito, for jury duty. Really? A cat? Responsible for judging the fate of a human being? Reeeeally? Okay this can be straightened out right – I mean, obviously there was some mistake. Surely with appeal and filing of disqualification of service the jury commissioner will realize this ridiculous blunder and relinquish this cat of his supposed civic duty, right? WRONG. Request denied. Sal’s date in court stands. Let’s get this straight: Sal Esposito is cat. Sal Esposito might challenge a stream of early morning piss, snag CheezIts from the counter, paw at the doorknob in a lame attempt to escape outside and squirrel items (like your expensive Trion:Z bracelet) under the furniture for future activity, but Sal Esposito, A CAT, cannot show up to a courthouse (even if Toonces drove him there) and participate in rendering a verdict with a panel of human beings for the trial he’s appointed. Sal Esposito is a cat, and Sal Esposito is without a doubt unable to do that. Sal Esposito might be able to eat things he shouldn’t and vomit on the carpet, but Sal Esposito cannot talk in any sort of manner that a human being can understand (hold your objections, pet whisperers and psychics). How do you find the defendant, Sal? Meow. Meow! Meeeow! Hissss! Chalk one up for guilty, Juror Number 1! Come on people, a f**king cat! Jury duty! A CAT! JURY DUTY! Absolute, unimaginable insanity. • 96 •

How about NBC? And talk about taking it up the arse. How about NBC? National Broadcasting Company I think not, more like Not Backing Conan. Conan’s been stabbed harder than the entire cast of a homoerotic lovemaking film with this total snake job. Excellent job, NBC, for prematurely screwing a comedic genius out of The Tonight Show in favor of giant chin has-been stuffed in a suit that’s about as funny as the outcome of a weeklong laxative binge. Come on now, Jay’s lame headlines or Conan’s self-abusing bear? Really, let’s separate comedy from crap. And Kevin Eubanks... puhleeese, clown. Mr. I get miked up to sit there with my stupid guitar and laugh whenever I see Jay’s giant chin stop flopping. You’ll never compare to Mr. Andy Richter, no matter how many stupid riffs you play. But you’ve made your choice, NBC. You’re going to ram the Jay Leno pony into the ground, burying your peacock balls deep in crap to get the job done. You’ve sealed your fate. Look to the future... in the year three thouuuusand!... the ginger will prevail! *Note: I’m getting tired of of people asking me if I still write for News 4U. You people just aren’t flipping through the magazine far enough. I’m IN THE BACK, padres. Or you could flip the magazine over, turn to the first page and find my crap totally OWNING, right before the sexy singles ads. Read my stuff and find a mate... what else could you want?

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Really? A cat? Responsible for judging the fate of a human being? Reeeeally?

People just can’t seem to keep it together. Take Gilbert THE GUN Arenas. Multi-million dollar ($111 to be exact) star guard for the Washington Wizards suspended indefinitely for pulling an unlicensed firearm and gunslinging in the locker room with teammate, Javaris Crittenton. Disputes over money, mutual threats to shoot each other, blah, blah, blah. Pretty sure your Wizarding days are over, pal. Better turn in your wand, because your “joke” just turned into a felony. Four guns found in your locker, including a gold-plated Desert Eagle. Did you want to just shoot him or spray the walls with the top half of his torso for the team manager to clean up? Umm, you’re playing in the Verizon Center, not the streets, Dirty Harry. Guys that earn $111 million dollars to play offense and defense for less than 48 minutes a game don’t really need to have a gold-plated brain decimator in their locker to settle card game arguments with other guys that have multi-million dollar contracts, right? Seriously, Caine, why the need to be a Menace II Society? What’s next, jacking his Daytons? Isn’t ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS ENOUGH? Clearly you’re trying to clear the hocus pocus and send a message: Nobody eats Gilbert’s grapes! Idiot.


SOUNDBOARD [ Local Music Opinion ] This Month’s Questions... 1. First off, please name off the bands you’ve been a part of and when you played your first gig. 2. When did first you decide, “Hey, I want to get up in front of people and play music”?

3. Try to narrow it down to three - which bands/ artists have you been most influenced by in your playing and why?

4. If your routine before a show had a theme song, what would it be?

5. Give us a story of the most memorable thing you’ve seen - from the stage - at a show.

Cory Folz, County Line Road native:

the girls would notice me. I enjoyed studying music and it brought me attention so I went for it. Any man who says that he started playing for anything but the affection of someone is not telling the truth! 3. I’m a bass player so a lot of my influences are a little less known than the other traditional “band” instruments. Bob Moore- he played on a lot of 50s, 60s and 70s country classics. Andy McDonald- he has played on all the Bon Jovi records. That cat has an amazing way of tying the melody line with a propelling rhythm. Stingagain somebody who always plays to the song. 4. “ManahManah” – The Muppets. 5. One night in a bar in Chandler a 40-ish woman who was a “little person” was having a very obvious argument with her geriatric (70ish) husband. To make him jealous she started shaking what she had directly in front of me while I tried to deliver a rendition of “Red House” by Jimi Hendrix. I almost couldn’t finish when she dropped to her knees and began gyrating during the 3rd verse. Thankfully she and her husband reconciled their differences before the set was over!

Jason Lee McKinney, Evansville native

signing the “standard rich and famous contract” followed by the clichéd crash and burn, I had to start over again. I spent some time as a solo artist but that evolved into the band Lost Anthem which is where I spent my next five years. We actually owned our own nationally distributed label and had a good run of hype, got a lot of radio play, a whole lot of video spin but not much cash. Then I had a four year break; I left music but it didn’t leave me. I am now back at it as a solo thing though the guys I am playing with are some great guys so we might tag it with a “and the” name here soon. 2. Actually I had that epiphany moment when I was eight. My Dad took me to see Purple Rain in the theater and at the end of movie when Prince played the song “Purple Rain” and played that solo, I remember thinking I wanted to make people feel the way he made me feel in that moment for the rest of my life. Cheesy I know, but it is true. 3. Well I am not much of a player but in songwriting my biggest influences have always been Bob Seger, Prince and Don Henley. Prince because he is a melodic genius and Bob and Don because they have the ability to cut straight to the emotion in common everyman experiences that is really profoundly simple yet thought provoking and emotional. 4. That’ss easy – “Turn the Page”

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1. Teacher’s Pet, Psycho Hop, Mr. Chug, pre 9 Stitches, Amy’s Shadow, The Brown Sisters, Troy Miller, now I’m playing with Big Slick, the Whiskers, and the Echo-Plexes. My first gig was at a Mt. Vernon High School talent show with Jay Parnell and Mark Schelhorn. We all did solos and then ripped into “Purple Haze.” I remember hearing girls squeal and thinking that this is what rock and roll is all about! 2. I had been singing and performing at church and school and it seemed to be the only way that

1. The first band I ever played in was Teacher’s Pet when I was 15. Our first gig was a battle of the bands at the old Kramer’s Lake. I was actually the drummer in that band though I sang a few songs. I then started the band that became SpinAround which was the first of my national bands. We toured the country, slept on floors, went on the road with everyone from POD, to Switchfoot, to a very young Katy Perry. After seven years of working our butts off, then

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5. The most memorable thing I have seen from stage is 10,000 people screaming my band’s name for an encore, under the lights in an open amphitheater in the cool summer air and then when I started the encore song they all sang the words back to me. I have never felt anything like that. It was better than sex; it was amazing. I went through a time that I was really bitter that I didn’t get to experience it more and that I was always the opening act on these tours but now I am just grateful that I got to experience it at all. Most guys who take to this music thing never get to do half of what I have done and I wasted far too much time being mad at the world because some of my friends were richer, or more famous. Now I realize I am a lucky man that I even get to play music on any level. McKinney returns to town February 12 and 13 to Club Royale for an EP release party for his new effort, Strangers, Stages, Cheap Hotels.

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