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Health & Wellbeing

Entertainment

Pg. 20 - What’s In Your Drinking Water?

DIY – How To

Pg. 42 - Evansville Entertainment Pg. 58 - Club & Pub Guide Pg. 59 - Local Band Spotlight:

Pg. 16 - General:

Pg. 61 - Video Game Review:

Make Your Own Cake Pops

Lifestyle Pg. 19 - Healthy Eating After the Holidays

Beauty Pg. 14 - Hairstyles: Try a New Look for 2012

Shopping

Levex

Features

Need for Speed: Run Down

Pg. 8 - Socially Unredeeming...

Pg. 74 - Fantasy Football Pg. 75 - Hot Stove Time Pg. 73 - Arts & Activities Pg. 76 - Community & Family Pg. 79 - Books: Library Events Pg. 82 - Local Talent: Chadi K. Chamma

Finance Pg. 21 - Making Heads or Tails of Mutual Funds (Continued) Pg. 18 - Apps We Like

The Highlights

Reviews Pg. 62 - Beer: Pg. 84 - Cinema:

In Theaters

Cuisine & Dining

Pg. 86 - Cinema:

Pg. 26 - What’s Cookin’!

Pg. 88 - CD Reviews

Pg. 27 - Local Chef Spotlight

Coupons

Los Portales Mexican Grill

Harbor Bay’s - Jasone Parsons

Pg. 28 - Restaurant Guide

New Releases

Business Manager Sharon Tindle

sharon@atomapublishing.com

Director of Operations Amanda Smith

The Real Deal Behind the Business of Moonshine

Pg. 12 - A Family Fitness Resolution with The YMCA

Pg. 54 - Carolina Chocolate Drops Pg. 57 - Steel Cook Pg. 75 - Advanced Auto Parts Monster Truck Jam Pg. 78 - WWE Pg. 79 - Midnight Madness at Paoli Peaks Pg. 89 - Folks are Talking Project Pg. 60 - Icemen Bio: Matt Gens

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Pg. 61 - Icemen Bio: Pier-Olivier Pelletier

Account Executives Mark Hackert Leslie Head Keith LaCrosse

Production Supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey

Web Programming Jeff Lingis

Staff Photographer Mark McCoy

amanda@atomapublishing.com

Pg. 10 - Discovery’s Moonshiners

with Garret Mathews

Local Restaurant Guide Publisher Bashar Hamami

An Interview with Jeff Dunham

Local Happenings

Pg. 92 - Road Trips:

Cure What Ales You

Technology

Pg. 6 - The Harlem Globetrotters

Pg. 83 - Soundboard:

John Thomson

Pg. 22 - After Christmas Deals

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art@atomapublishing.com

Staff Writer Katie Darby-Mullins

Contributors Aimee Blume Molly Brady Nick Durcholz Joel Easton Leanna K. Hughes Miranda Knight Tamatha Lant Jabez Martinez Mark McCoy Brooke O’Shields Pam Reiman Brian Ricketts Ann Utley Jamison White Todd Zachritz

On the cover this month... The Harlem Globetrotters

Credit Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.

Jeff Dunham

Credit Personal Publicity

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he Harlem Globetrotters are a beloved national pastime for several reasons. Their fun, family-friendly, on-court antics have defined class, skill, and athleticism for generations of basketball fans. They are an exhibition basketball team that uses drama and comedy to play the game. The Globetrotters are familiar even to people who aren’t huge basketball fans: the red, white, and blue uniforms and high-pitched whistle of “Sweet Georgia Brown” brings a universal smile. They’ll be in Evansville on Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m., and they’ll be bringing the following three heavyhitting stars with them.

Flight Time Lang Flight Time Lang is in his 13th season as a Globetrotter, though he has many interests – namely, reality television. In addition to watching reality TV, Flight Time Lang was on it – quite a bit, actually. He and teammate Big Easy Lofton were on two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning “The Amazing Race.” They finished 4th place in Season 15, and got even closer on their next chance when they were invited to Season 18 – “Unfinished Business” – and placed second. But, “The Amazing Race” isn’t the only show Flight Time Lang has been on; he’s appeared on “Hell’s Kitchen,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Price is Right,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” and on Jeff Foxworthy’s “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?”, to which he was able to answer “yes” since he answered every question correctly. A seasoned basketball player even before coming to the Globetrotters, Flight Time went to college at Centenary College where he was a firstteam, all-conference selection and conference scoring champ. He also made his name at Centenary as a student, earning the 1998 Male Student Athlete of the Year, making the Dean’s List twice, and graduating

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Special K Daley Kids often tell me how they want to be like me and my teammates,” he says. “I have also had adults thank me with tears in their eyes, because seeing the Globetrotters brought back fond memories and stirred up some powerful emotions.” — Special K Daley


with a degree in health and physical education. A talented dribbler, Flight Time says he learned much of what he does today from Globetrotters’ past: “I like to look at old videos of Globetrotters like Marques Haynes and Curly Neal, and I’ve played with some great ball handlers that have also taught me a lot.” So where did he get his nickname? Flight Time was only 5’10” when he dunked for the first time in a basketball game – as a high school junior. He continued to have success as a dunker on ESPN in 1998 at the Slam Dunk Contest at the Final Four in San Antonio. Be sure to keep your eyes on him January 14th!

to you, because opportunities don’t just happen. You have to work hard and go get it.” Firefly’s position as a Globetrotter proves his philosophy is true, and no one is more appreciative than Firefly. “I love to perform and make people smile, and there isn’t any better way to do that than with the Harlem Globetrotters.”

Firefly Fisher

Special K Daley

Firefly Fisher is in his 3 Globetrotters season, and proves that you don’t need ridiculous height to play ridiculous ball. Firefly started out watching the New York Knicks and trying to emulate them in his father’s driveway, which was made of rocks. From a young age, Firefly knew how important it was to become an expert ball handler just to keep possession. Standing at 5’9”, Firefly is known as a sharp-shooter, who made his name after high school at Siena College in Loudonville N.Y. He helped propel the Saints to the 2007-08 MAAC regular season and postseason titles after upsetting SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Firefly puts a ridiculous number of points up on the board, generally – in that game, he was six-for-six on three pointers. His shooting ability helped catapult Firefly to the top of the 4-pointer shooters on his first Globetrotters tour. One thing Firefly credits his success to is that his childhood coaches guided more than just his on-court performance – they made sure he was doing things right off the court, as well. Because of that knowledge, Firefly has often said he would like to become a teacher after his tenure as a Globetrotter. He tells kids, “Have a goal in life, and do not wait for it to come rd

Special K Daley is in his eighth season with the Globetrotters, which he takes seriously. “Kids often tell me how they want to be like me and my teammates,” he says. “I have also had adults thank me with tears in their eyes, because seeing the Globetrotters brought back fond memories and stirred up some powerful emotions.” Sometimes called the Clown Prince of Basketball, Special K is a unique combination. He’s able to inspire his audience and use humor to do so. Originally from Panama, Special K became a United States citizen in 2007, and now has dual citizenship. He used that same dedication to graduate from college, even though he was on the road and touring. He completed his degree in sociology by taking online courses and made the Dean’s List. “People can reach their goals no matter what the circumstances are by keeping a positive attitude,” he says. Special K has been on TV several times, appearing on shows like “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “The Bachelorette,” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”. He also shot a commercial with a personal hero of his, “His Airness,” Michael Jordan. Special K played a younger

Ant of the Globetrotters does some Goaltending. version of Jordan himself and then played one-on-one basketball with him. After filming, a younger Jordan’s head was placed onto Special K’s body with special effects. His all-time hero, though, is his father. His mother passed away when he was only three, and his father never remarried; his father raised him on his own. Special K grew up loving all kinds of sports including soccer, baseball, football, and even ping-pong. But ever since he was 6 years old and discovered the basketball court at the end of his street, he was hooked. Now, he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest recorded hook shot ever made – at 46’6”. It makes the Globetrotters’ 4-point shot from 35 feet seem easy. — Katie Darby-Mullins The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Ford Center in Downtown Evansville Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800)745-3000.

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Jeff Dunham is no dummy. The bulk of his comedy show, are dummies. The internationally renowned comedian is bringing his infamous entourage of characters to the Ford Center for a stop on his “Controlled Chaos” tour. “Like I always say, my show has no socially redeeming value whatsoever. You’re not going to do learn anything (but), all you’re going to do is have a big goofy time and escape your problems for a while,” Dunham said. Dunham began entertaining crowds with his ventriloquism and comedy from the ripe old age of 10. His parents had purchased him a start-up dummy and a “how-to” record to start with. Dunham then began performing to anyone and everyone. After graduating from Baylor University, Dunahm moved to Los Angeles and gained instant notoriety as the must-see act on the comedy club circuit.

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Dunham became a household name after his frequent performances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, the Late Show with David Letterman and appearing on the variety show Star Search. Not to mention the huge popularity Dunham gained with the advent of Youtube videos featuring he and one of his more popular characters, Peanut. Dunham said of the invention and development of his characters, “I actually thought up Peanut and designed him in my head. I described him to a woman that was making soft puppets and she drew up some sketches. And the character came to be just because he popped into my head.”


He then developed quite the catalog of characters which have each gained their own respective following as fan favorites. Among the most popular are the ever grumpy Walter, the good old boy Bubba J; the most popular pepper on a stick in the world, José Jalapeño and the sharply terrorizing Achmed the Dead Terrorist. “That’s the weirdest story,” Dunham said regarding the development of his characters. “When I was in college I was doing a radio campaign and I was doing all of the voices of this pizza. Every ingredient on the pizza spoke and one of them was José Jalapeño. He ended up having all of the funny lines. So I thought about making a dummy in the act. So I thought why not a jalapeño...on a stick?” Dunham’s rise to international popularity gained it’s biggest momentum in 2006 with the airing of his first Comedy Central special “Arguing With Myself.” In 2008, Comedy Central aired Dunham’s “A Very Special Christmas Special” which gained 6.6 million viewers and became the channel’s most viewed broadcast. Dunham continued his recordbreaking success in September 2011 with his release of “Controlled Chaos” which a mere 5.5 million people tuned in to see. — Joel Easton Dunham will be appearing at the Ford Center on February 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available via Dunham’s website (www.jeffdunham.com), Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Ford Center box office.

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The Real Deal Behind the Business of Moonshine An Interview with Discovery’s Moonshiners “Nobody knows what’s going on, we just all know something is going on,” explains moonshiner Tim Smith on the whole “mystery of moonshining.” Tim is the star of the hot new Discovery Channel series Moonshiners. BourbonBlog.com is the fist media outlet in the world to interview in a podcast radio interview on our site. Moonshiners, which premiered in December 2011, had 7 million viewers tuning in for the premiere week. Let’s get this straight up front: Distilling alcohol spirits without the proper licensing is illegal. Moonshine is liquor which has been illegally distilled. There are some products on the market such as Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine which are distilled legally by distilleries following some traditions of making “corn whiskey.” The new reality TV show focuses on real life moonshiners and the real law enforcement who attempt to catch them in Climax, Virginia, near what is called “The Moonshine Capital of the World.” There is a real mystery behind everything moonshine is about. It became even more evident in our interview with Tim Smith, who calls himself a “country boy,” and is a volunteer firefighter and a mechanic by trade.

Tim hopes to soon become a “legal distiller” and that this show will give him the deserved credit and attention to make that happen. BOURBONBLOG.COM: Do you think all these viewers watching want to learn how to make moonshine or just like a little drink? TIM SMITH: A little combination of both. I think they like to drink it and want to learn how the process is being made. Also, they like the little drama and action that goes along with it. We always refer back to the myth of moonshining and what takes place. There is always a mystery of how you make it, where you get it, whose got it, but nobody knows anything. That is the whole storyline there and that is the way the moonshine world works. It is hard to trace back where it comes from, whereas with a bottle of a legally distilled product, we know where it comes from.

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That is exactly right. That is my goal in my life now. We gonna do something they say can’t be done. I feel like I’m Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed in Smokey the Bandit, where it was “If you’ve got the money, I’ve got the time.” If I can find somebody that has the money, then I have the time. We want to put Tim Smith on a bottle of legal moonshine and say a professional and legal moonshiner made it.


moonshine, it is just that myth of being able to get your hands on something that is illegal, which can make it more valuable. It is not really a cheap alcohol. Some people will say it is cheap, but it isn’t. A gallon would be $50 as an example. How did the TV show come about? I can say it was my idea, but I can also say it was an equal idea, we met at the right place at the right time. I’d been pursuing it for a while. I don’t want to take credit away from anyone else. What inspired it? What does Tim’s moonshine taste like? Wow, that is kinda hard to describe. It is just like drinking anything. At first you want to get the smell of it. Then you wanna get the taste of it. First, look to see if it is clear or not. You’d pick up normally a Mason jar. Some can shake it up and look it and determine the proof by looking at the beads. Is the base grain corn, is it rye, or does it have barley in it? Is it real strong, is it crisp, is it slick? I don’t want to get into too many details, but I’ve been told it is pretty good. What proof is Tim’s moonshine? Normally between 90 and 95 proof How long have you been a moonshiner? I’ve been affiliated or around the occupation 40 of my 45 years. When I was 5, my Dad got raided. I was running around trying to hide the moonshine before the agents came in the room where it was stored. During that whole period of time, I learned the do’s and don’t’s.

The last part of it was my dad passing away along with a couple other well-known moonshiners I thought this could the time where I give the world the “real deal,: and let me transfer from being illegal moonshiner and blow it up that Tim Smith will become a legal moonshiner. I want to have my own distillery or minimum have my own brand to launch for U.S.A. and maybe international. The first objective is to launch the one brand, recipe.

— Tom Fisher

Tune in to Moonshiners on Discovery every Wednesday at 9 p.m. Listen to Tom Fischer’s entire interview on BourbonBlog.com with the simple direct link of http://lou.ly.tim.

How far does the moonshine produced there in Climax travel? I’ve heard it goes to other countries, but normally within about a 1,000 miles. Moonshine is technically illegal, right? Yes, that is what drives everyone into it. Whether or not is good moonshine or Tim Smith’s Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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A Family Fitness Resolution

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t’s hard getting in shape – it’s even harder when you want to get your whole family involved. It seems like there’s always a good reason to put off exercising and eating right for just a little longer. However, with the help of the YMCA’s Healthy Family Home plan and Mardi File, who is the Director of Strategic Health Initiatives at the YMCA, there are some easy ways to incorporate fitness for the whole family. “[The YMCA] focuses on five pillars: eating healthy, playing every day, getting together (which is family time), going outside, and sleeping well,” says File. And while we can all agree that those five things are

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very important, it’s hard to get started. One easy way to start eating healthy is just take an inventory of your refrigerator. “You can check your refrigerator for how many fruits and vegetables are in there,” says File. And with a goal of five fruits or vegetables a day in mind, it can be easy to see if you’re already on your way to family fitness, or if you need to make more healthy selections. Another way to eat healthier is to choose the right drink. By gravitating towards sugary sodas, you’re limiting the amount of nutrients your body can take in: by choosing 100% fruit juice or, even better, water, you can maximize the utility of your drink. Playing every day may sound like a chore to someone whose day is already stacked full of plans, but it is essential – and fun. One way to play every day is to visit the Y: “As far as the Y, we run a family fitness class, and it’s free and open to members. We want to encourage parents and children playing together. Kids can swim with their parents or play basketball, or they can find an empty court and play soccer,” says File. But what if you don’t have enough time to do that? File says that even families curled up around the TV can find ways to be active; for example, during each commercial break, have someone pick a dance or an action that everyone does until the show is back on. Take in small opportunities to be active, don’t look at it as “I have to pick up and go somewhere and we have to spend an hour doing something,” says File. This can also accomplish the pillar of getting together by doing something silly as a family, “Families can not only be active, but laugh both at and with each other for bonding time,” says File. Perhaps the most challenging tenant during this season in the Tri-state is going outside, but even in the winter, it’s essential to get some fresh air. “I think a lot of people will find if they will just bundle up


The YMCA runs a family fitness class. We want to encourage parents and children playing together.

and get out there, you get used to the weather if you dress right. Families dressed appropriately can still get out and run around and do the things they’d do in the summer,” says File. “Throw a Frisbee with gloves on, kick a soccer ball.” She says the most difficult part

about going outside in the winter is the motivation to do so – so overcoming that is essential. You can also do outdoor activities indoors; for example, you can go to the mall and walk around as a family and talk. Or, if you’re homebound in snow, just putting on some music and making up a new dance may be a good way to both bond and get the exercise you would normally get outside. The last tenant is sleeping well, and it’s easy to overlook; we are all living lives of mild sleep deprivation. But having the right amount of sleep can make all of the difference in the rest of your day. New research shows that children between the ages of 5 and 12 need anywhere between 10 and 12 hours of sleep a night – more if they are younger. And they aren’t the only ones who need consistent rest to function; keep an eye on your bedtime, as well. Following these steps will lead you to a healthier family life. — Katie Darby-Mullins For more information about the YMCA and what they can do to benefit your family, call (812) 423-9622. Or, stop in to the Downtown branch located at 222 6th Street. You can also go online and view all of their programs at Ymca.Evansville.net.

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Try a New Look for 2012

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very time the ball drops on New Year’s, people make plans to change something in the upcoming year, whether it’s a physical change such as weight loss or a more emotional change such as spending more time with family and friends. Smaller changes, though, seem to come with every January first, and one of the most convenient ways to make a change is to update your hairstyle. Though hairstyles are very personal, there are some general ways to change up your appearance. These may give you some ideas about how you can change your look. Abbey Wolf, a Master Stylist for Solaris Aveda Salon, says that there are a few easy tricks that can change your hair—

1. Bangs and layers

Abbey says, “One always good and easy way to change your hair is getting bangs of any length. It can change your look pretty instantly. Also, face framing layers right at the face is a great way to change the look without losing any overall length on your hair. You could also go ahead and put layers in throughout the entire haircut and that would give you more movement if your hair was all one length.” By changing only a part of your hairstyle, you can feel like a new person without worrying about hating your hair later.

2. Color

One of the quickest ways to change your look is to color your hair. “There are really no rules [about hair coloring],” Abbey says, “though people who have grey or white hair usually go a little lighter. Black would harshen up fine lines, so the lighter hair colors soften their expression lines.” If you aren’t ready to dye all of your hair one color, you could also add highlights—“In the wintertime, lots of women like to put highlights around their face, and it makes them feel like they went to the beach, even though they’re paler. They want that look just because it helps them get through the winter,” says Abbey.

3. Go with the flow

All beauty and fashion trends come in cycles, and this season is no different. One way to change your look is to look around you and see what’s coming into popularity. Abbey says that “it seems like women are wearing their hair longer, but a lot of people are getting bangs. They have their hair getting shorter in the bob, they’re getting it a little shorter in the back and longer in the front, but nothing crazy, just a smidgen. That’s the majority of what I do.” “There is also a lot more layering. . . . [Hair] is actually getting more sleek and smooth instead of curly and full like it has been [in the past]. It’s going back to the 70s style. For color, solid colors are really in—solid, rich,

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One way to make a drastic semi-permanent change is by adding bangs and layers to your look.

saturated colors. . . [People] are more prone to get bigger changes—if they’ve been blonde all summer, they’re ready to go to a solid brunette,” she says. That’s due in part to a trend in fashion—the drab colors reflected in the wardrobes right now are best countered by bright hair, says Abbey. — Katie Darby-Mullins If you need to update your look, you can visit Abbey Wolf at Solaris Aveda Salon. Make an appointment by calling 812-491-8332.


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Money | Making Heads or Tails of Mutual Funds

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ast month, Rodney Baehl, a financial advisor at Edward Jones, explained the basics of mutual fund investing. He said that mutual funds should be at the core of any good investment portfolio, and that individual stocks and bonds constitute satellite investments more than they constitute an entire plan. After you understand the basics of what you, as a new investor, should be looking to invest, it will be easier for you to understand some of the specifics of those investments. For example, Baehl says he usually sends beginners to the same general places: “In my business, we always recommend something [to the investor],” says Baehl. “For instance, I have two mutual fund companies that I typically start with: Franklin Templeton (www.franklintempleton. com) and Invesco (www.invesco. com), and I have my core mutual funds on both of them that I would always start people off with. Depending on risk tolerance, we would add in a little more growth for someone who is younger and can live though the swings of the market, or more income for the older people who are retired.” Nevertheless, Baehl insists that the younger people begin learning about their options and investing, the better. Part of the reason is that youth gives you more time to ride the ebbs and flows of the market, and another part is that you will have the time to save the appropriate amount of money for retirement. “I think people need to start in their twenties, right out of college, doing dollar cost averaging into a Roth IRA. I tell people, you need to start looking at 15% of your income into retirement.” That may seem like a lot of money, but Baehl’s logic makes sense: you utilize both the 401K through your work and a Roth IRA through your investments. “I would start in a 401K and go up to the match, and once you get up to the match, I’d go to your Roth IRA and max out your Roth, and if there’s any more, and you aren’t quite up to your 15% of your annual

income yet, then I’d go back to that 401K and up that until you reach 15%. The IRS keeps the government from getting taxes out of there, so what you would have been paid in taxes is compounded as well. (401 K is all pre-tax. It’s already come out by the paycheck. All taxdeferred. So at retirement, your entire 401K is taxed at the current rate.) That’s why I recommend people to go to the Roth IRA first. It’s all after-tax dollars. You pay taxes on it right now, but at retirement, 20, 30 years later, it’s tax free.” Even to the most risk averse investor, this seems like a safe way to invest: half in something that you can see and watch grow, and half in investments that could make you much more money (or wind up being less). Baehl explains that Edward Jones will assess your risk tolerance with a six-question survey. “We put them in hypothetical situations and explain the volatility in the market. We score those answers. It’ll tell us their balance towards growth and income,” says Baehl. — Katie Darby-Mullins If you would like a brief one-on-one discussion with a financial advisor, visit or call Rodney Baehl at Edward Jones Investments, 421 N. St. Joseph Ave., Suite A., Evansville, IN 47712, 812-422-4709. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Who Doesn’t Like Food on a Stick?

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esserts, much like fashion, come in seasons. A few years ago, cupcake bakeries popped up on both coasts and moved steadily inward—cupcakes began to replace cakes, even in formal events such as weddings. The idea that even your food can come in personalized individual servings is, at least in contemporary society, a big seller. The latest post-cupcake wave? Cake pop sales have taken off this year. A ball of cake on the end of a stick, a cake pop can be any flavor of cake covered in candy coating—it’s so convenient you don’t even need a fork. The dessert has become so popular that even Starbucks is selling them now. But you don’t have to drop a lot of money on cake balls—you can make your own. Here is a basic recipe with a few helpful hints from Keviah K. Colleton, pastry chef/proprietor of KakePops by Kashari.

1. First, make a cake.

This seems obvious, but with infomercials on TV telling you that you need a special cake pan to make cake pops, it’s a relief to know that you don’t. You can even use cake mix. However, Colleton warns, it’s best to “make your cakes from scratch—it’s better than box cake because you can do more things with cake made from scratch.”

2. Crumble the cake with icing and form balls.

Starting with 2/3 of a can of icing in a bowl, and only adding more if needed, crumble cake into the bowl and mix the cake and icing with a spoon (or use your hands!). After achieving an even consistency, you can try making a ball with a small portion: if it sticks together, you’re ready to make your cake into balls. Colleton’s advice to get this step to turn out right? “Make sure that your cake is cooked through completely.” Once formed, let your cake balls cool in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

3. Melt the candy coating.

It’s finally time to turn these cake balls into cake pops! Pour baker’s chocolate or candy melts in a glass bowl and

microwave until melted. Then grab the stick you’re going to use for the pop, dip it in the candy melt, and spear a cake ball. The melt will help the stick adhere to the cake. Colleton warns that the next step is crucial: “Make sure that you, once you stick the stick in, freeze your pops and make sure the stick stays in there.” After the pop is frozen together, you can dip the entire cake pop into the candy melt, successfully coating your own cake pops. The best part of making cake pops is the room for experimentation. As Colleton says, “It’s unlimited. Any cake you would like to use, it’s completely the sky is the limit!” — Katie Darby-Mullins If you’d rather buy cake pops than make them, visit KakePopsByKashari.com to place your personalized order.

After the pop is frozen together, you can dip the entire cake pop into the candy melt, successfully coating your own cake pops.

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ne of the world’s great archaeological sites is also the most remote. A Chilean territory since 1888, Rapa Nui is officially known by its Spanish name, Isla de Pascua (Easter Island). The island itself is very small, approximately seven miles wide and fourteen miles long. Located almost twenty-three hundred miles from the coast of South America and about twenty-five hundred miles from Tahiti, the best way to travel from the United States is via Santiago, Chile. Hanga Roa will be your arrival destination, the only town on the tiny island. The natural beauty of the island and its rugged, volcanic coastline would be enough to please anyone looking for quiet relaxation. You can enjoy one of the two small white sand beaches or visit the mercado, or local craft market, for handmade local crafts. January and February are the peak summer

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months and the time when festivals bring the island to life. The largest is Tapati Rapa Nui, a colorful two-week-long celebration held in February, featuring music, dance, and traditional cultural events. The entire island is an amazing archeological museum with an exciting find at every turn. The gigantic stone statues that have become the symbols of the island are known as moai. The moai are situated on platforms of stone, known as ahu, all of which are located directly along the coast of the island. Every statue on the island was toppled at some point in the past, so many may still be found lying scattered around the island. It wasn’t until the twentieth century that archaeologists began a series of projects to restore some of them to their original standing position you can see today. Soon after arrival, it becomes clear that Easter Island is steeped in horse tradition. A network of trails leading to some of the most incredible sites can be explored on horseback. In fact, horses can be found roaming free throughout the island. Certainly one of the most impressive sites on the island is Rano Raraku, the stone quarry where the moai were carved. The quarry is on the site of an ancient volcano, where approximately 397 moai may still be found in various stages of completion. Some of the moai feature a topknot known as a pukao. This may represent a hat or hairstyle worn by the local people at that time. The pukao were carved from a soft, red volcanic rock, which was quarried at a separate location known as Puna Pau. Like other famous archeological sites, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza or Stonehenge, the ancient maoi of Easter island are shrouded in mystery. How were they transported to their resting points and what was their significance? What caused them to topple? We may never find the answers, but the beauty and intrigue will keep curious visitors coming to explore. — Pam Reiman Pam Reimann operates Passport to Adventure and More custom tours and travel planning. You can reach her at 812-453-1771 or visit her website www.pamspassport.com.

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Dropbox

The QR Code Reader App

5 Stars

4 Stars/5 Stars

Have you ever used the program called Dropbox? If you use it a lot, I recommend you download the Dropbox app for your mobile device. For those who aren’t familiar with Dropbox, it’s a program that can back up and store all of your computer files, documents, videos, photos, and more! If you already have it installed on your computer, any file you save in your Dropbox will automatically be saved to your mobile device too. The Dropbox app is available for the iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Blackberry. And for your computer and your mobile device, Dropbox is free. If I had to rate this app on a scale of one to five, I would give it five stars. I don’t have an iPhone, but I do have an iPod Touch, and Dropbox works great on it. I use Dropbox all the time for both school and personal files. If I need to retrieve a file and my laptop isn’t with me, I can go straight to Dropbox on my iPod Touch. Unfortunately, on an iPod Touch, you can only use Dropbox if you have wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi). If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry, then you can access Dropbox anytime. If you have many files on your computer and would benefit from viewing them on the go, I highly recommend downloading Dropbox for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. — Molly Brady

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Have you ever browsed through a magazine or product labeling and noticed those little, white squares with black patterns inside them? These squares are a new type of coding, called Quick Response codes, or QR codes for short. The iPhone and Android both have a QR code reader, which allows you to scan any one of these small squares and then easily reach a website site with relevant information. For example, instead of trying to memorize a long web address for a business’s home site, you can read the company’s QR code with your smartphone and reach their website at a later, more convenient time. Companies can use QR code to promote their business, or people can leave an encoded message saying that they were here. There are many QR code generators online, so you can stick them all around town, send coded messages, or create a scavenger hunt. From promotion to education, the QR code reader for the iPhone and Android can be extremely useful and fun. Anyone can go online and create their own QR codes for fun or for business. The more information you store in the code, the bigger the white square and black pattern will be. If you have to scan and run, the application also has a history so that you may re-visit old scans. I have an iPhone myself, and I’ve used it while I was traveling to retrieve a map of the St. Louis museum or to locate the wall art in Chicago. I have even scanned a QR code on product labeling to read detailed instructions online when I was putting together a couch. No matter how you use it, the QR code reader is one nifty application. I rate this app 4 out of 5 stars, because, although rare, the only drawback is that the codes may not show up in the app if they fade to any degree. — Jamison White


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ating healthy is always a challenge, but especially during this time of year, when many of us have fallen off the healthy-lifestyle wagon. All those parties and get-togethers have taken their toll, and cakes, cookies, and calorie-rich drinks have gone from the exception to the rule. (After all, it’s just good manners to sample all your host’s offerings!) While it seems simple enough to say, “Start eating better,” many of us struggle with one key issue: we don’t want to. But there are ways to make it easier. Jay Schneider, the Produce Manager of Schnuck’s East on Washington Avenue, says, “Eating produce is the easiest thing—you can just wash it and eat it.” He acknowledges with a laugh that “easy” doesn’t always come naturally after the holidays. Here are his pointers to help you get back on the wagon:

1. Embrace the convenience.

A lot of times, people feel like they aren’t eating healthy unless an unpleasant chore is involved, but Schneider says it doesn’t have to be nearly so difficult: “It’s so hands-on convenient now that it’s pretty amazing . . . now in produce, almost everything’s prepackaged. It doesn’t even have to be prepared, it’s already cut up. Twenty years ago, you had to buy a head of lettuce and chop it up yourself. Now there are cut carrots, you name it.” He also says that those snacks are just as healthy as the ones you cut up yourself— so there’s really no excuse. “In fact,” he says, “the stuff there is prewashed While it may be tempting to and everything, too, so come home and reach for the talk about onvenience.” Oreos, try keeping a bag of It hasn’t always been so apples on hand makes a healthy easy— “I’ve done this for choice convenient. 35 years, and it’s just so

Produce is so hands-on convenient now almost everything’s prepackaged. It doesn’t even have to be prepared, it’s already cut up.

hands-on convenient now that it’s pretty amazing. If you walk through a produce department, there are apples cut up, carrots cut up, lettuce— you just open it up and eat it.”

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HeALTH } Healthy eating After the Holidays

2. Doctor the taste.

Cleary, eating whole fruits and vegetables is essential for good health, but if you don’t love the taste, it’s not going to be your first choice. We’ve been spoiled by all the tasty choices in American supermarkets that don’t offer much nutritional value, but sure taste good. Eating vegetables and fruits doesn’t have to be a boring chore, though. Try almond or peanut butter, or low-fat dips or dressings on your vegetables. Tasty and good for you!

3. Make it part of your routine.

Sometimes, learning to eat better is as easy as making it a habit. While it may be tempting to come home and reach for the Oreos, if you change up your routine consistently enough, eventually you’ll have a new routine in no time. Schneider says, “For example, I’ve got a bag of apples at home. When I get home, I’ll pop it open and eat one to hold me over instead of a cookie. And on that note— I’ve got to take the apple and cut it, but I’ve got an apple corer— and you can buy one of those [at Schnuck’s]— so it just takes one swipe and it’s done. That makes eating an apple less of a chore.” — Katie Darby-Mullins

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health & wellbeing What’s in Your Drinking Water?

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ne common New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle, but it’s rare that people connect their health to their water supply. While exercising and eating right seem obvious, the idea that your water may be causing some short and long-term health problems seems far-fetched—and scary. According to Eric Kneller, the co-owner of Living Water LLC along with his wife, Joanna, water isn’t regulated nearly as much as you would think, but the problems are surprisingly easy to solve. “I walked away from a 15-year corporate career where there was no threat of job loss to do this. We felt a burden and obedience to serve at whatever risk it may be,” says Kneller. “Everything besides H2O in water is officially a contaminant. By definition. Anything we look at that isn’t pure H2O is a contaminant. Not all contaminants are bad,” he explains. “You’ve probably heard the term ‘hard water’—from the contaminants of hard water— calcium, magnesium, hard mineral deposits in the water. If you have hard water, you know it. And if you aren’t treating it, it’s causing a problem in the home…. In this case, minerals are good for us, but sometimes bad for the house, if that makes sense.” Nevertheless, bacteria sometimes grow in that mineral buildup and start to threaten your health. But that’s not the only threat to your health in the drinking water supply: “Reader’s Digest [August 2011] has an article about the kind of things we find in the US drinking water supply—arsenic, rocket fuel, hormones…whatever goes through us,” says Kneller. “For example: we have disinfectants that we use in our water that would kill the microbiological bugs that would kill typhoid, but those same compounds turn into byproducts that turn into carcinogens… the other side is, all of the components that are in there because of the chemical treatment are actually carcinogens… we have a government standard that has put a ‘safe level’ of carcinogens in the water,” he notes. The overall structure of water also

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“Next, everyone needs to stop buying bottled water. Bottled water is under less regulation than tap water, by the FDA not the EPA,” he says. changes the value of it. As Kneller points out, water is a perfect antioxidant, better than any of the products on the market for replenishing and rehydrating our bodies, but not all water is the same. The good news is that Kneller says there are some easy ways to fix the problems with your water supply. “The first thing you can do is educate yourself. That means my two favorite words: ‘Google it.’ And that’s the number one thing. Then what they’re going to want to do is get some, through that education process, is engaged and figure out the right thing for them,” says Kneller. “Next, everyone needs to stop buying bottled water. Bottled water is under less regulation than tap water, by the FDA not the EPA,” he says. And finally, you can get professional help: “What we’re looking to do is fill that gap—we come in the process of education, questioning and asking and finding out what’s important, what are the main points for the client,” says Kneller. — Katie Darby-Mullins To find out more about your water supply and what you can do about it, call Eric Kneller at (908) 797-2147 or visit www.livingwaterllc.com for more specific information about water safety. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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anuary birthdays seem to run in my family, so I’ve grown accustomed to the idea that sales shouldn’t end on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. In fact, many of the best deals of the year start on Boxing Day (or, if like the rest of America, you don’t celebrate Boxing Day, then “the day after Christmas”). From the last week of December through early January, retailers are struggling to unload not only the excess from their Christmas stock but also the remnants of last year’s merchandise before stocking their shelves with newer, more exciting products. Some places even have a storewide clearance (and usually list the items on their website so that you know what your options are). As a shopper, you can easily take advantage of this information in a few key ways:

1. Sign up for the free rewards cards

I know this is a hassle. I hate doing it. But when you’ve done it once, you are in “the system,” which I’ve found has kept me aware of deals all year round, especially during the holidays. Places like CVS and Hallmark all have free, plastic key-ring cards that scan at the time of checkout to give you coupons and discounts, and that’s helpful. Yet the real benefit of these cards is the weekly emails that most stores send out, which include coupons and details about what’s on sale in the store that week. It helps you to remain aware of the daily specials as well as the cycles that these sales come in—a helpful hint for any time of year.

2. Don’t forget online only sales!

Reap the benefits of those little store benefit cards you can sign-up for in-store! You should be receiving weekly emails that most stores send out, which include coupons and details about what’s on sale in the store that week. It helps you to remain aware of the daily specials as well as the cycles that these sales come in—a helpful hint for any time of year.

These days, shopping in a brick-and-mortar store has almost become passé to more advanced shoppers. Many online retailers, such as Zappos.com, offer low or free shipping and a free returns policy—which really saves time in the shoe store. But the other

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benefit of shopping online is that often, websites offer deals there that aren’t available in the physical store. For example, last year, after the Christmas rush, Target.com featured free shipping on tons of products, and deep, deep discounts—like $120 off laptop computers—only through their site.

3. Check store hours

If you do decide to venture out to the store, make sure to check the hours they are open. Some places maintain holiday hour status through the first week of January, and some close the day before Christmas. It makes for a much less frustrating trip if you know what you’re getting into before you get out of your car.

4. Read up on the technology before you buy

Some of the main discounted items after Christmas are technology gadgets, which are great; these are usually the hottest ‘it-list’ items and the most expensive. But technology sales can be a double-edged sword:

sometimes, a gadget will go on sale because a newer version is coming out soon. For many shoppers, that doesn’t make a difference, but for people who love and use their gadgets frequently, it may be more important to give them a new version than to give them a cheaper version. — Katie Darby-Mullins

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Los Portales Mexican Grill 3339 North Green River Road • Evansville, IN (812) 475-0566

Los Portales Mexican Grill has been open on North Green River Road since 2007, but in September, former chef Mario Jacobo bought the restaurant with co-owner Alex Quiroz.

“Mario and I went together to buy the restaurant,” said Quiroz. Jacobo, nephew of the former owner, Melvin Ortez, who owns other Mexican restaurants in the area. “The business stayed in the same family,” said Quiroz. The menu remains the same as well. The interior of Los Portales is very bright and open with its vibrantly colored walls. The hand-painted murals depict traditional Mexican foods being grown and harvested. The full bar that sparkles in one corner is one feature that sets Los Portales apart from most local Mexican eateries. Another difference is that the fish dishes are prepared with basa catfish, a firm, white fish that resembles flounder, rather than the more common tilapia. I prefer basa and can’t wait to return to Los Portales to try the fish tacos. A final difference is the mixed fresh vegetables available as a side item in addition to the more common beans, rice, and salad. I began my visit munching on chips and salsa as I waited for my entrée to arrive. The mild salsa had a smooth texture and was flavorful with a bit of fresh cilantro and an interesting bite of black pepper.

I requested a bowl of hot salsa made with dried chilies, and my server brought it to me promptly. It was by far the hottest salsa I’ve had in Evansville. I finished the bowl of salsa with my chips, but it nearly did me in. On the upside, it inspired me to order a frozen margarita (the daily special was $5.99), which was very good with a decent amount of tequila. I judge Mexican restaurants mainly on two things—their hot salsa and the chile verde, my favorite Mexican dish of slow-cooked pork shoulder in a tangy green tomatillo sauce. Until now, my favorite chili verde has been from Los Bravos. I like the meat soft and shredded, not in c ubes, which tend to be chewy and less flavorful in my opinion. So I was absolutely thrilled with Los Portales’s chile verde ($8.99) was a pile of large, shredded chunks of non-fatty pork that had been browned until nice and crispy around the edges and was topped with just the right amount of fresh green salsa. It was the best chile verde I have ever tasted. The beans and rice that accompanied the dish were of average good quality, but the rice held the added interest of bits of corn, peas, and carrots scattered throughout. I was too stuffed for dessert, but the gentleman sitting at the table next to me said he was from Brazil and suggested I try Los Portales magnificent tres leches cake, a moist dessert of white cake doused with condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream. I’ll have to save that to top off my fish tacos during my next visit. — Aimee Blume Los Portales is located 3339 North Green River Road, in the Schnuck’s shopping center. They can be reached at (812) 475-0566. Their hours are Mon.–Thu. 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Jasone Parsons

Harbor Bay Seafood

North: 4428 First Ave. • (812) 423-0050 East: 4706 Morgan Ave. • (812) 402-5122 Princeton: 2691 W. Broadway St. • (812) 635-0057

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localchefspotlight Jasone Parsons might look young, but at 28 he’s had as much culinary experience as many get in half a lifetime. “I started cooking professionally when I was 15,” he said, “but before that I was always cooking with Mom and Grandma.” Seafood seems to be his true passion, and these days Parsons is known as the head chef for all three, soon to be four, of the area’s Harbor Bay Seafood Restaurants. “My first job at a seafood restaurant was at Ocean Bay,” he said. “Then I opened the Tin Fish in Newburgh with Joe Meluso, and was the general manager there for four years. I just went in to check it out, and ended up staying. I should have put a cot downstairs as much as I was there. Joe had a seafood company himself and was a great teacher; he really knew a little about everything and I kind of soaked it all in. He gave me a lot of creative freedom. We had the Tin Fish menu, but I got to put together all the daily specials.” After four years at the Tin Fish Newburgh, Parsons decided he wanted his own restaurant, and with his family he opened the Evansville Tin Fish downtown located in the Riverhouse Hotel. He soon decided the Marina Point building would be a better location, but just as the restaurant was taking off, the building burned down. “I was in it when it burned – that is, my business was the one in the building when it burned,” he said. “I was home in bed...but it was such a pain.” Just a couple of months after that, Paul Stieler was looking to change the focus of his Hollywood Grill restaurants, and started talking to Parsons about a seafood idea. “He was thinking about doing a Tin Fish,” said Parsons, “but then decided to go with a different idea. We put everything together from the ground up – the menus, the training, everything.”

They named the idea Harbor Bay, with the two original restaurant locations replacing the Hollywood Grill restaurants near the Showplace Cinemas on First Avenue and inside the cinema building on Green River Road. A new location in Princeton has been opened for less than a month now, and a Henderson location is in the works. “It’s crazy running four locations,” said Parsons. “When one location is pulling all your attention...but I have really kept good staff. I have a handful of people who have been with me since I had the Tin Fish, and others who have been there since day one of Harbor Bay. They are great.” Although his life is sometimes crazy, Parsons manages to make time for the real stuff. “I have a five-year-old, Jaxe,” he said. “We cook together. We’re up to grilled cheese now.” “The thing I really like about this business is making the customers go ‘wow,’” he added. “We try to change things, change the menu, make new recipes. We never take the customers for granted.” — Aimee Blume

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AMISH

Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/ Buffet-style menu

BARBECUE

American Pit Bosses BBQ 1113 Riverside Dr. 425-5908 Under $10/No Reservations/ Catering Available/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Hawg ‘N’ Sauce (Mt. Vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/AMEX Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Nisbet Inn (Haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Ralph’s Hickory Pit (Henderson, KY) 739 N. Green Street 270-826-5656 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Southern Ride BBQ (New Harmony, IN) 1023 B Church St. 812-682-4227 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA/ Online ordering available – www.thebarbqshack.com powered by Click4AMeal Thomason’s (Henderson, KY) 701 Atkinson St. 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

CASUAL THEME

Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards


Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 $10-$15/Upscale casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/No Credit Cards/No Alcohol 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/VISA/MC/AMEX J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/VISA/MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Under $10/ Casual/VISA/MC/Online ordering available – www.majormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ Full Bar Patio Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) 104 N. Water St. 270-831-9955 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ VISA/MC/Full Bar Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Riverside Cookery (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Riverview by Firefly (Inside Old National Bank) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol Served/ All Major Credit Cards Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 701 NW Riverside Dr. 402-9913 Under $10/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

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Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Reservations/ No Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Trophy Club Lounge & Dining Room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

CHINESE

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC, VISA China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/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/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Credit Cards Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (Newburgh, IN) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/DSCVR Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-8881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC


MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ MC/VISA/DSCVR Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES

Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Under $10/Casual/Visa/ MC/No Alcohol Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 204 Main St. 470-7763 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St., Ste. Caboose 812-319-7816 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (Newburgh, IN) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Grand Traverse Pie Company 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Great Harvest Bread Co. 423 Metro Ave. 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

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Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (Newburgh, IN) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111 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 ordering available www.justrennies.compowered by Click4AMeal La Sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR Market 323 323 Main St. 424-5801 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery.com powered by Click4AMeal Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Pacetré Bake & Bean 2734 Mt. Vernon Ave. 420-6005 Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (Owensboro, KY) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (Henderson, KY) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/Checks/ DSCVR/VISA/MC Planter’s Coffee House (Henderson, KY) 130 N. Main St. 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Salad World Healthy Cafe (East) 3311 N. Green River Rd. 471-5083 (West) 4951 W. Lloyd Expwy. 467-7486 (Downtown) 200 Main St. 422-0898 Under $10/Casual/Cash/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol Schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Spudz –N– Stuff (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 (Downtown) 101 NW 1st St. 402-7555 (Henderson, KY) 192 Garden Mile Rd. 270-212-1777 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/ Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd., Ste. 700 477-3354 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Riverview by Firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards


Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen (Newburgh, IN) 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Wrap It Up 815 John St., Ste. 120 470-1000. Under $10/No Checks/Cash Only/ No Alcohol

FAMILY/ HOMESTYLE

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Owensboro, KY) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (Princeton, IN) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual

Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ No Checks/VISA/MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Online ordering available – www. crosseyedcricketrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (Newburgh, IN) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ 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 Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Diner 41 4301 Hwy. 41 North 424-2881 Under $10/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Ellis Park-Clubhouse (Henderson, KY) Hwy. 41 North 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Under $10/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Gemeca Inn (Ft. Branch, IN) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/ VISA/MC/AMEX Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/Check/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted

Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards

The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

KT’s Fire Grill (Wadesville, IN) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC

The Redwagon Restaurant & Bar (Poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

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

The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr.425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol

Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Knotty Pine Cafe 500 N. Main St. 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Cash Only/No Alcohol

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FOOD

Pop’s Grill (New Harmony, IN) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Red Fez (in Hadi Shrine Building) 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards


St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/ No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu Taste of Perfection (Newburgh, IN) 8133 Rose Hill Dr. 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/Cash Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol West Siders Restaurant 4220 Broadway Ave. 423-5844 Under $10/Casual/Cash Only/ No Alcohol Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

FINE DINING

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards

The Edgewater Grille (Newburgh, IN) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 $10-$15/Reservations Reccomeded/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Red Geranium (New Harmony, IN) 504 N. St. 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX The Trophy Club (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

FROZEN YOGURT

Orange Leaf 701 Burkhardt Rd. 401-5215 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards Sweet CeCe’s 4827 Davis Lant Dr. 477-5276 (Newburgh, IN) 8680 High Pointe Dr. 812-853-5276 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards

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GERMAN

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

GREEK

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

INDIAN

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN

Angelo’s 305 Main St. 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 Café Arazu (Newburgh, IN) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/ MC/DSCVR Charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal

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House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards Pita Pan 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111 800 N. Green River Rd. (Inside Eastland Mall) 475-9333 (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd. Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

JAPANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.mykanpai.com powered by Click4AMeal

FOOD Restaurant Guide

Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Sushiyaki Buffet 4008 1st Ave. 468-8888 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine Serviced /All Major Credit Cards

KOREAN

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

LATIN AMERICAN Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-78070 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

MEXICAN

Acapulco Mexican (Newburgh, IN) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, Visa/Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal


Cancun Mexican (Henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 (Newburgh, IN) 10640 Newburgh Rd. 812-490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. cancunhenderson.com - powered by Click4AMeal El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine El Maguey (Boonville, IN) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www. mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Full Bar/ Credit Cards 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/ VISA/MC/AMEX Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/ MC/AMEX

Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Tequila’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant (Newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Visa, MC/ Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com powered by Click4AMeal Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/ VISA/MC Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Firedome Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2046 Hwy. 41 N. 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Greeks Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.greeekspizzeria.com powered by Click4AMeal Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Online ordering available – www.headyspizza.com powered by Click4AMeal Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC

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Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 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/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/MC Noble Roman’s Pizza (East) 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 (West) 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards/ Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.evansvilleoldchicago.com - powered by Click4AMeal Papa John’s Pizza (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (East) 5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/Checks/ MC/VISA Pizza Chef (Newburgh, IN) 4938 SR 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC/VISA


Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh Rd. 812-867-9131 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (North) 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060 (Newburgh, IN) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal The Pizza Stop 1200 W. Columbia St. 402-5711 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Beer & Wine Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol Samuel’s Place (New Harmony, IN) 518 Main. St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/ 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 Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (Newburgh, IN) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar - In house Brewery/ All Major Credit Cards Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

PRIVATE DINING

C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/All Major Credit Cards Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Banquet facilities for private parties up to 40 people/Conference Calling/ WiFi Internet/AV Equipment/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.justrennies.com powered by Click4AMeal The Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary/ All Major Credit Cards

Old Post Office Event Center 100 NW. 2nd St. 812-253-2102 $10-$15/Full Bar Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/ No Credit Cards Truffles Eatery & Catering (Newburgh, IN) 4833 State Rd. 490-6070 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

PUBS

Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Corner Pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Cricket’s (Newburgh) 518 W. Main St. 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darren’s Pub (Henderson, KY) 713 N. Green St. 812-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/ All MajorCredit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC Fast Eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Ginny’s Place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/VISA/MC/DSCVR Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ 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/DSCVR The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Cash Only Mojo Boneyard Sportsbar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 475-8593 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson, KY) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Tiki Time Bar & Grill 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

SEAFOOD

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual


Harbor Bay Seafood (Next to Showplace Cinemas) (East) 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards (North) 4428 N. First Ave. (In the North Park Shopping Center) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Steak and Take Grill (Newburgh, IN) 4946 Hwy 261 473-0300 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Tin Fish (Newburgh, IN) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

SPANISH

Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 463-6040 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC

STEAKHOUSES

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

TAVERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

Gloria’s Corral Club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/Full Bar

Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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

Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted

Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

The Knob Hill Tavern (Newburgh, IN) 1016 Hwy. 662 West 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Steak and Take Grill (Newburgh, IN) 4946 Hwy 261 473-0300 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/ No Checks/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/ Reservations/ Full Bar/ All MajorCredit Cards

Cricket’s (Newburgh, IN) 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Corner Pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/Full Bar Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No Credit Cards/ Full Bar Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lyle & Bills Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC/VISA, DSCVR

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

Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 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

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Cash Only/Full Bar

711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/ Full Bar

St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Cash Only/Full Bar T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only Yellow Tavern (New Harmony, IN) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit & Debit Not Accepted

THAI

Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. thaipapayacuisine.com powered by Click4AMeal

VIETNAMESE

Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC

She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. 423-0814 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

(Happy New Year!) 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, JANUARY 2 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Club Royale -- Katie Watts 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Open Mic with Andrea Wirth

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Club Royale -Andrea Wirth 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Quad City Mallards 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Michelle Shelton 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -- Beer Tasting Winetree (East) -Wine Tasting 6:00 PM The Corner Pocket -Cornhole Tournament


7:00 PM Club Royale -- Royale Brew & Blues Night 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic Someplace Else -- Karaoke with Brenda/College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Lamasco Bar -Aaron VanVooren

10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke with Walt

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 6:30 PM El Rio -- Trivia Night 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. N. Iowa 7:30 PM Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton

8:00 PM MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth 9:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – College Night with DJ & Karaoke

10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Party with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:30 PM Ford Center -Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam

8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Jimmy Church Band Koodie Hoos -Karaoke The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montourage

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MoJo’s BoneYard -- Pual Blake & Tasha Goben 9:30 PM Club Royale -The Relics KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Addiction Cure 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Hot Dance Party hosted by Hot 96’s Claire Lanhucks -- Apt. F

10:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – Ladies Night with DJ & Band Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 2:00 PM Ford Center -Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules

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5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:30 PM Ford Center -Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Jimmy Church Band The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tourney 8:30 PM Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- ATT Clark

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Top Dead Center MoJo’s BoneYard -The Cold Stares

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9:30 PM Club Royale -The Relics KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Addiction Cure

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10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -Soul Unique Lamasco Bar -Train Company Lanhucks -- Full Circle Los Alfaro -- Latin Dance Party 10:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – DJ and Band Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs


11:30 PM Someplace Else -Mallory McQueen & Cadillac Seville

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 1:00 PM Ford Center -UE Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- APA & TAP Pool Leagues 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs.Bloomington Blaze 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, JANUARY 9 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Katie Watts

8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Blender Showcase 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting Winetree (East) -Wine Tasting 6:00 PM The Corner Pocket -Cornhole Tournament 7:00 PM Club Royale -Royale Brew & Blues Night 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Chuck Grady Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda/ College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Lamasco Bar -Skinny Jim and the number 9 Blacktops 10:00 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Walt

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Left: Aimee Blume Right: Nancy Peters

Rob Schnautz Southern Indiana String Quartet

GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING COMPETITION Sugary abodes filled the Old National atrium Saturday, December 17 that utilized everything from icing to ice cream cones in their construction. Large crowds gathered to view and vote on their favorite houses. People’s Choice Award Winner (adult) Lori Taylor and (youth) Lucy Whyman. Category Winner (youth) was a tie between Emma Lasher and Lucy Whyman, (teen) Alaina Webber, (adult) Cynthia Trout. Money raised was donated to Aurora for the homeless. Photos By Mark McCoy

Tara Murdock

Steve Taylor snaps pics with daughter Norah.

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Sarah Market Left: Gina Wargel, Santa Claus, and Right: Nicholas Wargel

Kaitlin Moore helps Santa Claus

WNIN’S COOKIES WITH SANTA Santa took time from his busy schedule Sunday, December 12 to share a story and cookies with area children. Curious George was also there to watch the Curious George Movie as well as watch the boys and girls tell Santa what is on their wish list this year. Lots of activities were on hand to keep little hands busy through the day as well. This is an annual free event. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to mark it down for 2012! Photos By Mark McCoy

Emily Fehn with son Brody Fehn

Left - Right: Claudia Pena, Daniela Benson and Marritis Pallares of EDUCA - Educational and Cultural Advancement for Latinos

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 6:30 PM El Rio -- Trivia Night

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill --

Poker Club Royale -Karaoke with BK

10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Party with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 5:30 PM Tin Fish -Acoustics with Ben

MANIC BLOOM

Regional band Manic Bloom stops into Fast Eddy’s January 14. A few of the members are from right here in the Tri-state! Get there early – this event is sure to be packed. 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:30 PM Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton 8:00 PM MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth 9:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – College Night with DJ & Karaoke

7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:05 PM Ford Center -UE Men’s Basketball vs. Drake Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Hemmed Up MoJo’s BoneYard -Mike Fisher 9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis Fast Eddy’s -Hot Dance Party hosted by Hot 96’s Claire Lanhucks -- Guts ‘n Glory 10:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – Ladies Night with DJ & Band Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Cece Davenport & Savannah Lynn

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12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Acoustics with Ben 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs.Fort Wayne Komets 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tourney 8:30 PM Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Alan Hart 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Blended Society


MoJo’s BoneYard -Boscoe France

Los Alfaro -- Latin Dance Party

9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Rira Irish Pub – DJ and Band

10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs Rira Irish Pub – DJ and Band

10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -Manic Bloom Lamasco Bar -- JEB Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night (Various Bands)

11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Cece Davenport, Savannah Lynn & Tova Uravitch 12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- APA & TAP Pool Leagues 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Katie Watts 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Andrea Wirth

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Open Mic with Budweiser reminds you to Andrea Wirth choose a designated driver.

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8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Katie Watts 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -Beer Tasting Winetree (East) -Wine Tasting 6:00 PM The Corner Pocket -Cornhole Tournament 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Royale Brew & Blues Night 7:05 PM Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Bradley 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ryan Rigdon Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda/ College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Lamasco Bar -Honeyroy

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10:00 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Walt

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 6:30 PM El Rio -- Trivia Night 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Ford Center -UE Women’s Basketball vs. Wichita State 7:30 PM Lamasco Bar -Andy Fulton 8:00 PM MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth 9:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – College Night with DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Party with DJ Jon B 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Open Stage

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 5:30 PM Tin Fish -David Wendell 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Quad City Mallards 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Time Frame Koodie Hoos -- Karaoke The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – Jason Sturgeon 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Nick Smith MoJo’s BoneYard -Justin Lagrange 9:30 PM Club Royale -Never Been Caught KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bosko 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Hot Dance Party hosted by Hot 96’s Claire


Lanhucks -- Dick and Jane 10:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – Ladies Night with DJ & Band Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Gyna Mae Coppafeel

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 2:00 PM Ford Center -UE Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri State 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- David Wendell 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Victory Theatre -Spirit of Romance 7:05 PM Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois State 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Time Frame The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 8:30 PM Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -Alan Hart 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Echo Plexis MoJo’s BoneYard -Katie Watts & The Ideas

9:30 PM Club Royale -Never Been Caught KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Bosko Rira Irish Pub – DJ and Band 10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Lamasco Bar -Natty Nation Lanhucks -- Full Circle Los Alfaro -Latin Dance Party 10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Gyna Mae Coppafeel

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- APA & TAP Pool Leagues 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Tulsa Oilers 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 23 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Club Royale -Katie Watts 8:00 PM Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Lamasco Bar -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em

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7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Club Royale -Blender Showcase 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Judah Hebner 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 4:00 PM Liquor Locker (Weinbach) -- Beer Tasting

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he Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops are coming to the Henderson Area Arts Alliance on Friday, February 9, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. One of the few remaining full-time active string bands, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, based in Durham, North Carolina, will be playing a litany of instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar, snare, kazoo, jugs, and bones— music sure to make you clap and dance along. Though they’ve been performing together since 2005, their 2010 album, Genuine Negro Jig, won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, which put them on the map. All of the musicians are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and they trade instruments back and forth during songs. Though they largely perform traditional music from the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina, they also perform some contemporary songs—for example, Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style”—in traditional styles. — Katie Darby-Mullins

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Winetree (East) -Wine Tasting

7:30 PM Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton

6:00 PM The Corner Pocket -Cornhole Tournament

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Lamasco Bar -- Nick Hamilton

7:00 PM Club Royale -- Royale Brew & Blues Night

10:00 PM Lanhucks -- Karaoke with Walt

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -Karaoke with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Open Mic with Andrea Wirth

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Dustin & Blind Dog Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda/ College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 6:30 PM El Rio -Trivia Night 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Dayton Gems

8:00 PM MoJo’s BoneYard -- The BoneYard Trio

9:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – College Night with DJ & Karaoke

10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Party with DJ Jon B

The Corner Pocket -- Cash Pot Pool Tourney

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Bloomington Blaze 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Boscoe France Band MoJo’s BoneYard -- Paul Blake & Tasha Goben 9:30 PM Club Royale -Pieces of the Day

Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -American Pie 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart Fast Eddy’s -- Hot Dance Party hosted by Hot 96’s Claire Lanhucks -- Full Circle 10:30 PM Rira Irish Pub – Ladies Night with DJ & Band Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 2:00 PM Henderson Fine Arts Center -- “My Nose Turns Red”

8:30 PM Lyle & Bill ‘s Sports Zone (formerly Ford’s Bar) -- ATT Clark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Christina Walker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -The Smoke Rings MoJo’s BoneYard -The Cold Stares Live DVD Shoot 9:30 PM Club Royale -Pieces of the Day KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- American Pie Rira Irish Pub – DJ and Band

7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker 7:30 PM Ford Center -WWE Super Show

10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs

8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Cadillac Seville & Zoe Kohl

5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Gary Ward

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10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -Never Been Caught Lamasco Bar -Matt O’Ree Band Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal Los Alfaro -- Latin Dance Party

4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules Winetree (East) -Craft Beer Tasting

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Entertainment

11:59 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Rob Caudill’s Tribute to Rod Stewart


SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 1:05 PM Ford Center -UE Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State 2:00 PM Ford Center -UE Women’s Basketball vs. S. Illinois 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- APA & TAP Pool Leagues 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Amazing Soul Crackers Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams

MONDAY, JANUARY 30 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Club Royale -- Katie Watts 8:00 PM Someplace Else -- Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Open Mic with Andrea Wirth

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Poker Club Royale -- Andrea Wirth 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Lacey Chaddock 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Poker Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & DJ with Latasha Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

evansville steel cooK

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he third-annual Evansville Steel Cook competition will be taking place on February 19 from 5-9 p.m. at the Casino Aztar Convention Center. The competition starts with eight chefs, all of whom will be given a secret ingredient from a pantry onstage and asked to make a sandwich and a side item. Celebrity judges from the Tri-state will be on hand to taste and judge the concoctions, first narrowing the field to four chefs, and then finally to the last two. The final two chefs will be given yet another secret ingredient but this time expected to make a dinner meal out of it. Whoever is left standing at the end will earn the title of Evansville Steel Cook. This year, the proceeds go to the Tri-State Food Bank. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 South Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 NS Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778 Ø Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) (812) 433-4000 Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. (812) 909-0388 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s Music Venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D (812) 421-6767 Brett & Rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Buck’s Tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 429-0055 Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. (812) 422-2800 Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin Ø Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726

The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. (812) 402-4835 NS Ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

Club Royale 2131 W. Franklin St. (812) 401-1699

Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555

Corner Bar 2668 Mount Vernon Ave. (812) 423-0933

Fast Eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 424-ROCK

Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN (812) 858-2782

Fox & Hound English Pub 5416 E. Indiana (812) 473-5721 Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

Ginny’s Place 1602 Covert Ave. (812) 477-0789

Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY (270) 827-2206

Gloria’s 3101 Kratzville Rd. (812) 423-0138

D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista (812) 401-6425 Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia (812) 425-2515 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown (812) 401-1201

Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin (812) 423-0796 Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492 Harold Singles Dance Club 2816 N. Cullen (812) 477-1752

Drunken Monkee (Formerly Woody’s West) 1301 Claremont (812) 468-9400

Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. (812) 425-7729

GoingOut

Ø Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. (812) 422-8070

Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. (812) 477-4088

Ø Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. (812) 437-3377

Ø Main Gate Sports Bar 520 Main St. (812) 428-7776

NS RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 426-0000

Iron Horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918

Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. (812) 475-8780

Rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Ave. (812) 423-0872

Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. (812) 604-1936

Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. (812) 475-8593

Rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106

Hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 433-4100

The Jungle & Fat Cats Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall (812) 437-9920 Koodie Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin (812) 437-0171 Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia (812) 491-2222 Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444 Leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. (812) 464-8300

O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. (812) 401-4630 Old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. (812) 401-1400 The Peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. (812) 423-5171 Ø Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. (812) 421-8741 The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. (812) 425-4840 NS The Pub 1348 Division St. (812) 423-2121

Clubs & Pubs

The Rock Yard 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Safari Wine & Martini Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker (812) 491-6229 Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. (812) 423-6280 She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. (812) 423-0814 NS Show Me’s (West) 5525 Pearl Dr. (812) 402-7100

KEY: Ø = No Smoking • NS = Non-Smoking Section Available

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NS Show Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. (812) 401-7469 Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828 Someplace Else 930 Main St. (812) 424-3202 Sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. (812) 422-0801 Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 701 NW Riverside Dr. (812) 402-9913 Tiki Time Bar 1801 Waterworks Rd. (812) 425-1912 Ø Tinfish 300 W. Jennings Newburgh, IN (812) 490-7000 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170


Bands Listings

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 Heath Eric J.T. Cusic Jay Johnson Jason Mann Keith Vincent Library Trio Lindsey Williams Matt & John Matt Clark Michelle Shelton Mike Z Nathan Mowery Nick Gregory Nick Hamilton Rik Hilborn Rob Bennett The Rocky Rhoads Scott Winzinger Sin Eats the Apple The Stockholm Robot The Strolling Tones Rowan Tree The Last Hurrahs Troy Miller

CHRISTIAN ROCK/ GOSPEL Kerusso Euphrates Jones

COUNTRY/ SOUTHERN ROCK A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground 41SOUTH

Fields of Home Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country Private Property Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

DJs Bryan Steel DJ Elo Enok Dougie Fresh DJ Jones Capone DJ Kodyman Freddy K Jon B Longbeard NickkyB Paul Bunyon Randy Marshall Romey Rome Shane Breedlove

HEAVY METAL/ HARD ROCK Aegaeon Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Black Water Redemption Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Displacement Empty Lies the Tomb Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Life of Decay Cruicifuge Paradigum The Path

Prowler Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal Visceral Throne

JAZZ Bob Ballard Bob Minnette & the Swingcats Bookie Buchenberger Jazzafloozie 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) Actual Size Akacia American Pie

AMPutee APT F. Anger Wish Anywhere But Here Bad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley BNO Bobby Clark Band Bosko BSR Calling Corners The Classic Kings Cloudy with a Chance of The Cold Stares Damaged Goods Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Diversion dkWells Do Androids Dream? Dominos DownFall The Duke Boys Dyonosis El Mocambo Trio Ever Dweller 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 Iron Monkee JEB Jimmi & The Lounge Lizzards Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Last Hour Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue

The Marlinaires McFly Midnight Manifest MINX The Moccasins 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 Retro Shock Rukkus Second Story Shagadelics Shark Weekend SixtyFourEast Six More Miles Slick Willy The Smoke Rings Static Stolen Remains Stompbox 40 Throne of Lions The CROWD Trio The Toddlers Top Dead Center The Velcro Pygmies Union Jacks Velvet Bombers Vicious Blondes

R&B/BLUES Amazing Soul Crackers Ashes & Rain Big Slick Black Widow The Blues Co-Op Blues 4U Brian Hunt Cartez DeeShea Hog-Maw Blues Band Hoosier Daddy The Library Trio Object Blue Small Train Shaggy Wonda Soulunique Stillwell-Rodenberg & Co. Twist of Fate Valentina Gibbs Velair 7 Will-C Yankee Dime

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LEVEX

WHO: Shane Breedlove (lead singer/ rhythm guitar), Erick Scales (keyboard/ sax), Brian Glick (drums/backup vocals), Jeff “Stick” Davis (bass), Mike Riggs (lead guitar) ABOUT YOU: Levex is a new age, high-energy country band that’s been together for a little over a year. Levex’s members pride themselves on staying current and keeping up with the top 100 on the country charts. Shane Breedlove has worked to get this project off the ground for the last four years, and he didn’t want to come out and start playing until the band had all the right members. He has put together the top musicians in the tri-state area, and Levex is now one of the top bands around. Every member in the band has years of experience playing with all kinds of national acts, and one of them is a Grammy-Award winner (Davis). Shane fronts the band and puts on an amazing show every time. Levex is truly one of a kind in the tri-state area, and its fan base is growing like crazy. Every show is top notch and provides the most energetic and powerful show around. SONGS/ALBUMS YOU COVER: Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Brantley Gilbert, Zac Brown, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and many others HOW PEOPLE CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR UPCOMING GIGS: Check out Levex on Facebook or at ShaneBreedlove.com. View videos of the performances or even stream live video of a show.

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Get to Know Your Evansville Icemen! Matt Gens Defense

Matt Gens is in his 6th pro hockey season, though it’s his first season as an Evansville IceMan; he brings to the team some impressive statistics and a lot of heart. Favorite sport other than hockey? Let’s see here… I’d have to say football. I like to watch the Minnesota Vikings. I’m from Minnesota. Favorite holiday? I always like Christmas and New Year— I like the Christmas holiday because it’s during the hockey season and ice fishing and all that good stuff. If you could do anything other than hockey, what would you do? I’d probably be a professional guitar player—singer/songwriter. I like to play the acoustic. Best part of living in Evansville? Being surrounded by good people in a good town. Favorite way to celebrate a win? We usually just like to go down to the MainGate or Bar Louie just for a couple celebratory drinks.

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Campus Connection

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ew, transfer, and adult student orientation will be held at the University Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 5. Meet with an advisor to register for classes. Family members are welcome. For more information, call (812) 465-7167. The campus is pretty quiet this time of year, as students trickle back from holiday break and begin to focus on the upcoming semester. Here is a small sampling of what will keep USI buzzing. Join Chi Alpha Campus Ministry January 5, 12, 19, or 26 in Mitchell Auditorium for “Transformed!” Activities will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Online open registration will be held January 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for continuing and readmission students. USI Varsity Club and Alumni Soup & Hot Dog Supper will be held in the Physical Activities Center at 5:30 p.m., January 7. This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Classes begin on January 9. Basic orientation will be held from January 3 through January 31. Times and fees vary. Call (812) 464-1989 for more information. USI students are encouraged to give back from January 13 through January 17. Eat at the Hacienda to support the homeless. Proceeds go toward bus tokens. USI’s 34th Annual Snowflake Derby will be held on January 14 at 9 a.m. Registration fees range from $15 to $25. All proceeds benefit the Cross Country and Track & Field programs.

Get your grub on for a good cause! Dine at Hacienda Mexican Restaurants January 13 through January 17 and a percentage of proceeds goes to buy bus tokens for the homeless.

No classes January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An MLK luncheon will be held in Carter Hall at 11 a.m. with special guest speaker Judge Glenda Hatchett. Event fees, $5 to $15. Academic Skills will offer tutoring sessions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Recreational Fitness Center, January 17, 24, and 31. Writers Kevin Wilson and Leigh Ann Cook will read from their works on January 19 in Carter Hall at 5 p.m. Study abroad sessions will be held on January 17 at 10:30 a.m. and January 25 at 12 p.m. Sessions will provide information about short-term, semester, and year-long opportunities to study in another country. Deadline for formal applications for graduation is January 27 at the Office of the Registrar. —Brooke O’Shields


Need for Speed: The Run…down

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he need for speed and the need to race glorious vehicles that no average individual will ever have the chance to drive keep gamers coming back to EA’s long running series. With the release of Need for Speed: The Run the franchise enters its 17 th year and honestly not all of the 18 games since have been podium finishers but this time those years of experience are showing their checkered colors. Most every Need for Speed release has appealed to a certain type of gear-head or car enthusiast. Need for Speed: The Run’s greatest strength is that it has something for every gear-head to get their tailpipes in a tangle about. The vehicles are placed into ‘tiers’ one through six, as the number gets higher the horsepower increases. The supercars are present such as the majestic Lamborghini Aventador and the curvaceous Audi R8 Coupe but other more unique cars steal the spotlight.

Get to Know Your Evansville Icemen! Pier-Olivier Pelletier Goaltender

Pier-Olivier Pelletier is a first year IceMan, though it’s his fourth pro season. What is your favorite part of playing in the new Ford Center? The new Ford Center is good—I don’t know, the fans are all there. The first game was pretty impressive, 8000 people, and it was really fun. For muscle car fanatics The Run sports the 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T and the 1967 Camaro SS. For the golden age racing fans The Run boasts a Napoleonic 1965 Shelby Cobra Coupe, what it lacks in size it makes up for in ferocity. The Run even includes cars that gearheads love for their personality and not their looks such as the 1976 Volkswagon Golf GTI and the 1970 El Camino SS. Each of these vehicles have an enhanced special edition version to be unlocked further in the game that can do 200 m.p.h. or close. Story mode takes the player from San Francisco to New York on all of our country’s most daunting roads and through its most merciless conditions. Specific locations are topographically correct and look great. Multiplayer is exhilarating and challenging offering multiple series to race, each focusing on setting or vehicle tier or type. Besides some clichés in the characters and plot the game handles smooth and plays fast with moderate to high replay value. The E.S.R.B. has rated this game ‘T’ for Teen due to Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence. For more information visit: www.needforspeed.com/therun — Nick Durcholz

Best part of living in Evansville? So far, I like the people…they are good to talk to and make you feel at home. Favorite restaurant? I like P.F. Changs a lot. Movie that you can watch over and over? I like Catch Me If You Can. I watched it like 11 times. I still enjoy it even though I know what’s going on. If you could be anything other than a hockey player, what would you be? I’m still trying to figure that one out for after hockey! I might be a firefighter.

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Ratings are given from 1-5. “5” is the best rating a reviewer can give, meaning they were very pleased with the beer and would strongly recommend it. “1” is the lowest rating a reviewer can give, meaning they did not enjoy the beer at all.

Barley Island Brass Knuckles Oatmeal Stout

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Escondido, CA)

(Noblesville, IN)

Jabez Martinez – 4.0 Jaqulyn Woolsey – 3.0

I really wanted to like this beer based solely on the name. It poured very thick, almost syrupy, and the lace hung on the glass. The head was brown and the taste was too smoky – almost like charred ash. I was not a fan of this beer, but I can see how it would appeal to dark beer drinkers.

Jabez Martinez – 4.0

A very dark black beer with a brown head. It had great carbonation with a light coffee aroma. I could taste the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Even though it was a dark beer it still was light and enjoyable to drink. I will be looking to purchase more of this.

Todd Zachritz - 4.0

A semi-local brew here, and a righteously fine one it is, too. This motor-oil black stout pours with a nice head and solid lace on the glass. Aroma and taste summon notes of coffee and cocoa. Well-done! It’s a smooth, even creamy, drink with a nicely burnt malt finish. Very enjoyable, and perfectly exemplary of the style. Bravo, Barley Island!

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A dark copper colored beer with low carbonation and a sweet yet spicy aroma. I could taste some of the spice, but it also had a “winey” flavor to it with some yeast notes. The flavor grew on me the more I drank it, and seemed to get sweeter as well.

Todd Zachritz - 4.5

This exquisite limited-release ale dares to combine Anaheim chilies, cinnamon, and Belgian yeast strains, a bold move that works surprisingly well. Aroma and taste are both strong and heavy, with hints of chilies swirled up with some bittersweet cocoa vibes. The cinnamon is somewhat muted. An interesting collision of flavors here. Quite unusual and very impressive.

Goose Island Mild Winter (Chicago, IL)

Jaqulyn Woolsey – 3.0

I could really taste the rye in this beer, which gives it a slightly spicy flavor.

It poured a dark caramel color with a tan head. I’m more of a cream ale drinker, so this one doesn’t do too much for me. I didn’t really enjoy the smell or the aftertaste, which isn’t surprising since I don’t typically enjoy burnt flavors in beer.

Jabez Martinez – 4.5

This is a dark brown colored beer with good carbonation. It had a somewhat grassy aroma that originally turned me off, but the taste made up for it. I have always been a Goose Island fan and they didn’t disappoint me. This beer is very similar to the Barley Island stout in some regards, offering coffee and roasted malt flavors, but it was much smoother to drink.

Todd Zachritz – 3.5

This rich rye ale pours with a rush of bubbles and impressive lacing on the glass. I get aromas of fruit and yeast, which certainly isn’t bad. The flavor is strong, with hints of dark candied fruits and, again, yeastiness. Goose Island seldom disappoints, and their Mild Winter is a winner, indeed.


Anheuser-Busch Wild Blue Blueberry Lager (St.Louis, MO)

clean and tart. I could definitely see myself enjoying a few of these on a warm summer day. However, I wouldn’t drink 6 in a row. I don’t typically like “fruity” beers, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Todd Zachritz - 1.0

Jaqulyn Woolsey – 4

I was surprised at how purple this beer was on pour. The smell is reminiscent of sparkling grape juice, and the 8% ABV is not overpoweringly noticeable. It has a very fresh fruit taste – not too sweet, but rather

If you’re looking for an alcoholic grape soda, search no longer. This funky purple-blue brew smells of berries and little else, which isn’t bad in itself. I get grape soda with an alcohol bite underneath, but nothing complex at all and certainly not enjoyable. Professing “all natural ingredients” doesn’t sway my opinion, as this tastes really metallic, “off,” and just plain wrong.

Jabez Martinez – 1.5

I’ve had this before and didn’t care for it the first time. The Wild Blue Blueberry Lager is very dark purple. It smells like beer, but that is where the similarities with beer end. It has a

sweet blueberry juice flavor, but not much flavor other than that. Granted, the 8% ABV is hard to detect, but this wasn’t my cup of tea/beer.

What Do You Do With Your Flat Beer? • Rinse your hair with a beer to restore bounce and body (the natural sugars and vitamin B add shine). • Marinate your steak and mushrooms in a bottle of suds. It’s slightly acidic so it works great as a tenderizer and infuses a hearty-stout flavor. • Naturally remove slugs from your garden by putting a small dish of beer in buried to earth level. The slugs are attracted to the smell and dive in. • All out of furniture cleaner? Put a little flat beer on a soft towel and massage into your wood furniture. It restores the shine and deepens the color.

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ean Little, a musician who works with IMPACT Ministries, knows that music is a way to connect with people. “Music is a cultural expression,” he says. “Any kind of music is conceived within a culture and born out of the experience of the people within the culture.” With that understanding, Little uses his studio to connect with the community—first by teaching kids about the hip-hop they love, and then by teaching them how to use the studio themselves. With the upcoming course Hip-Hop 101 (held on Saturday, January 21, and Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Little will be teaching the history of hip-hop and how to create a future. The class is free, and students who attend both Saturdays will earn access to the free recording and beat-making studio hours at IMPACT, which are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Little says, “The classes explore a synopsis of hip-hop history, the formation of hiphop’s identity, and the expression of its identity through the art of one of hiphop’s main elements: rapping/emceeing. Simultaneously, HipHop 101: Voice & Choice encourages participants to critically consider their own identity (or, their voice) and how they express their identity (or, their choice) in relationship to their culture and their Creator.” “Many of the young men who engage Hip-Hop 101 are from the same socioeconomic and geographical context that I was raised in, and that American hip-hop was cultivated in,” says Little. “Understanding the influence of the time and place where American hip-hop originates allows cultural partakers to better understand the roots of the culture, and hopefully understand how the culture has developed, for the good and the bad, over the past forty years. Then, from a better understanding of their culture and consequently themselves, graduates are given the opportunity to express themselves, hopefully, more well-informed and articulately,” says Little. And if anyone understands that, it would be Little, who has been rapping since he was 15 years old and touring both regionally and nationally since 2008. “On March 6, 2012, I’ll be releasing my third full-length, second solo album VS and touring to promote and perform the album,” he says. The program is held monthly, and participants can get involved by registering at IMPACTevansville.org/hiphop101. If you want to get involved, Little says you can help by spreading the word and donating at IMPACTevansville.org/donate. — Katie Darby-Mullins

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he days of sultry, lavish mainstream soft drinks have all but faded. Fortunately, C.A. Derr and Company, a local bottling business with 122 years of experience, boasts a collection of savory syrups, sodas, and extracts that are made with pure cane sugar. The John Derr and Sons company was started in Boonville, Indiana, by John Derr Senior. This humble beginning led to a company that has more history than most Appalachian moonshine manufacturers. Ironically, considering the products were manufactured in the late 19th century, any current machinery for the production of sodas was non-existent. According to the official website for Derr’s Soda, the water used in the manufacturing of the soda was pumped out of a well by hand. In 1910, Derr Sr.’s sons, John Jr. and Robert, took over the business and worked with brothers Frank and Albert with the help of Derr Sr. to create the recipes for their products, most of which remain unchanged to this day. This chapter in the history of this company, then named Derr Brothers, ran until 1962 when Albert’s son Charles became the owner and manager. Charles ran the business under the title Derr’s Incorporated until he retired in 1992. At that time, the company went into a 16 year hiatus. However, 2008 introduced a new wave of affection for the family business, and in response, Joe Derr Junior stepped up to be the newest and current president of C.A. Derr and Company. According to treasurer and secretary Barb Byers, Charles’s daughter, “We have withstood the test of time. We really believe in our product, and we know it is quality.” Byers is one of only two people that possess the knowledge of the recipes originally created by Derr Sr. and Albert Derr. She believes that customers keep coming back for Derr’s Strawberry Soda or Grandpa Derr’s Vanilla extract not only for the quality and fullness of flavor but also due to nostalgia. The Derr family has an heirloom that is a living, evolving entity, and they are thankfully gracious and offer their gift to those around the nation and especially the Evansville area. For more information or to browse a selection of their products for baking, visit www.derrs.com. — Nick Durcholz Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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uper Bride Sunday is coming back to the Centre Exhibition Hall in Downtown Evansville, and as always, the event promises to be comprehensive and diverse. From dresses to cakes to caterers to event halls, Super Bride Sunday has all your wedding needs covered. All you have to do is come to the Centre between 9 AM and 3 PM on February 5th to meet the people who will help you make your day memorable.

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need for a wedding… [With] between 80 and 100 vendors there, it’s the largest bridal event in Evansville,” says Dunbar. To visit another bridal event of this size, you would have to drive to Louisville or Indianapolis. One way to ensure that you make the most of your Super Bride Sunday experience is to become a VIP bride, which you can do by signing up at a VIP Bride location (i.e., Brinker’s Jeweler or Town & Country Ford) or by finding a Super Bride on the Road location. “There are thousands and thousands of people who come through the door—so there are ways to come as a VIP Bride. That gets specific brides special things and special ways to get involved with the event,” says Dunbar. The event is helpful for brides who have most planned but are missing minor details and for brides who haven’t thought about anything yet. “If you’re just missing a few things from your wedding and want to talk to those vendors, that’s fine, but if you don’t have anything, you can just walk up and down the

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aisles [and] get it all done at one time,” says Dunbar. “It’s about coming down and talking to vendors you’ve heard about (or never heard about) to get ideas. There are samples from catering and baking vendors that you can sample while you’re there.” Also, visitors can enjoy two runways set up with models showing off the latest bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, tuxedos, and mother-of-the-bride dresses. Although the afternoon is largely focused on completing your wedding business, plenty of opportunities to have fun are available, too. For example, the cake dive has become a popular favorite. “We have a 50 foot sheet cake [with a ring baked inside] and [for] 50 people [whose names] we pull out of the registration box, we say, ‘Ready, set, go,’ and they dive into the 50 foot sheet cake. The person who finds the fake ring wins a special prize,” says Dunbar. In keeping with the tradition of this occasion, this year’s event will be held on Super Bowl Sunday, but Dunbar promises that you’ll be home before the game starts—with your wedding planning complete or a better idea of what you want your wedding to be. — Katie Darby-Mullins

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arts&activities Angel Mounds

8215 Pollack Ave. | Evansville, IN (812) 853-3956 | AngelMounds.org

The Victory Theatre

600 Main St. | Evansville, IN (812) 435-6287 | smgevansville.com

January 21 – Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Spirit of Romance”

January 13–15, 20–22 – Fame: The Musical

Beethoven, Brahms, and Bate! Principal cellist Kevin Bate takes center stage in American composer Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 2. This work is nestled between two other giants of the Romantic Period: Beethoven and Brahms. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or at the Victory box office. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Continuing through January Winter Show Exhibit Presented by the Tri-State Art Guild and hosted by the Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The show is composed of various pieces of art that feature a winter theme.

Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery

318 Main St. | Evansville, IN (812) 422-2111 | ArtsWin.Evansville.net

Continuing through April – Brown Bag Lunchtime Performance Series Get out of the office at lunchtime and take in a performance. Show time is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The Centre

715 Locust St. | Evansville, IN (812) 435-5770 | SmgEvansville.com

January 14 – Good Life Expo This mega expo will feature free health screenings; health and fitness demos with samples and giveaways; and an area just for kids. If your New Year’s resolution is to get and stay healthy, then this is the event for you. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 24 – Centre’d on Kids “Skippyjon Jones” Centre’d on Kids is a series of Broadway plays for children. These plays are appropriate for children, grades K-3. Tickets are $6 per person. You may order your tickets from Ticketmaster or call the Centre at 812-435-5770 ext. 211. Showtimes are 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Evansville Civic Theatre

717 N. Fulton Ave. | Evansville, IN (812) 425-2800 | Civic.Evansville.net

Fame- The Musical is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With humor, and insight, the show explores prejudice, identity, self-worth, sexuality, substance abuse, and perseverance. Sunday showtime is 2 p.m. Other performances, are at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box or by phone.

Henderson Community College Theater Hall/Fine Arts Center 2660 S. Green St. | Henderson, KY (270) 831-9800 | haaa.org

January 28 – My Nose Turns Red Join us for a Youth Circus Extravaganza that will touch the clown inside all of us! My Nose Turns Red is a 26-year-old nonprofit dedicated to rich clown traditions that connect audiences of all ages by providing clown and circus training and performance opportunities for youth. Tickets can be purchased by phone or at the box office. Showtime is 2 p.m.

University of Southern Indiana 8600 University Dr. | Evansville, IN 812- 465-1668 | USI.edu

January 19 – RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series: Leigh Anne Couch & Kevin Wilson Poet Leigh Anne Couch and fiction writer Kevin Wilson will read from their writing. This event is free and will be held in Carter Hall D at 5 p.m.

January 29 – Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition Each year, talented musicians in grades 6–12 engage in this competition to promote, encourage, and nurture the talents of Tri-State youth through educational concerts and performance opportunities. The competition is open to students attending school within a 100-mile radius of Evansville, IN. A grand prize, second prize, and third prize will be awarded. The grand prize includes a solo appearance with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Prize money awarded to the outstanding musicians of the competition is earmarked for further music studies. For more information, contact the Philharmonic Education Department at (812) 425-5050, ext. 316.

Wired Coffee House

111 N.W. 4th St. | Evansville, IN (812) 962-0819 TheWiredCoffeeHouse.com January 6 – “Art Show” Local artist Gary Logan Hobdy’s work will be on display from 6 – 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Do you have an event that you would like to submit for inclusion in the monthly Arts Guide? Please send it to editor@atomapublishing.com for consideration before the 15th of the month prior to your event.

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The often quoted “offense wins games, defense wins championships,” is not just an over-used mantra. In the fantasy football playoffs, it is an employable philosophy that could win your leagues championship trophy. In most leagues, and as you have no doubt seen throughout the season, your team defense/special teams is not a huge point-getter. But during playoff time, those small amount of points could pay huge dividends. This is due to the fact that the final two to four teams, statistically speaking, are going to be pretty equal in points any given weekend. If your waiver wire is still available this late in the season, it may be worth one of your moves to nab a team defense/special teams that has a favorable match-up. A prime example is the Tennessee Titan defense whose final three games are against Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Houston. By the time the Titans reach their final game, Houston will more than likely be relaxing and healing some of their starters which could result in game-changing points for you. The Titans D, according to ESPN.com is available in over 75 percent of their leagues.

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WE is bringing their star-studded wrestling event to Evansville at the new Ford Center on Saturday, January 28 th at 6:30 p.m. Called a triple-match threat for the WWE championship, the match should pit John Cena, a championship-award winning wrestler since he started in 2000, against straight-edge wrestler CM Punk, and Alberto Del Rio, who started as a mixed martial artist and luchador in Mexico, but has gone on to win several WWE championships as well. All three wrestlers are a part of the Raw brand; however, there will be many other wrestlers there, as well, like Randy Orton, Big Show, Cody Rhodes, and the Divas, so expect to see wrestlers from both Raw and Smackdown. Don’t miss a chance to see your television favorites live! — Katie Darby-Mullins

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Looking for a favorable D match-up? Titan defense has Indy, Jacksonville and Houston as their last three games. Odds are, Houston will be resting their starters. Another team defense fantasy “sleeper” is the Denver Broncos who have been on fire lately. (Which may or may not have anything to do with Tim Tebow’s success as a quarterback. Depending on which day of the week and your choice of faith). If you have an extra roster spot available, it could be worth an addition (provided your league allows you to have two defenses on your roster). The Broncos final three games are against New England (definitely would advise against starting against them), Kansas City and Buffalo. Of course, we cannot lose sight of wins games, though. Offense. Because there are only a few weeks left in your season, there is no time to hold back on guys. The time has passed to still have faith in your sleepers. By now, you know who your fantasy “studs” are and those are the ones getting the bulk of your points. The deciding points could come from your second and third position players or the flex position(s). Make sure to pay immense attention to the match-ups these players have in the upcoming weeks. It’s important to pay attention to the predicted scores for players each week. Trust your gut and figure out who is going to score most against bad defenses. The championship is as good as yours! — Joel Easton


Hot Stove Time

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sk any average person to define the term “hot stove” and they either will give you a blank stare or tell you that it means the stove is hot enough to put in the frozen pizza. After all, there is a full month of pro and college football to build-up, break down and fulfill our Saturdays and Sundays. But what are us frozen baseball fans supposed to do for the next month and a half? (Yes, pitchers and catchers report as early as February 18, 2012) Baseball fanatics know that now is the hot stove season and our computer monitors are a-glow with rumors and watching transactions pile up. No team has made a more significant impact on their franchise like the Los Angeles Angels who spent a lot of future money for the long-term services of Albert Puljos and CJ Wilson (formerly of the Texas Rangers). Arguably, the value of these big money contracts won’t be known for several years, however, the Angels snatched the best bat and one of the best arms on the free-agent market.

Sure to be one of the largest aquisitions of the up coming season (and possibly of alltime) St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols will now be an Angel.

The Marlins made their best pitch for Puljos to be part of their new-look Miami franchise, however, were content with nabbing all-star shortstop Jose Reyes and former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle. Miami continued their holiday shopping spree by adding veteran reliever Heath Bell from the San Diego Padres. Chicago Cubs free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez is making the short trip up I-94 as the newest addition to the Milwaukee Brewers. Speaking of the brew masters, undoubtedly the number two free-agent on the market, Prince Fielder, remains without a new contract for next season. Expect the chatter to be on the increase in the following weeks as he searches to get year and dollar amounts out of his contract equivalent to Puljos’ deal. Many hot stove observers will be looking for a team like the Seattle Mariners who have money to spend to make big effort to land Fielder. Additionally, a team like the Chicago Cubs with a diminishing payroll and a new head man in Theo Esptein eager to build up his new franchise, may open the coffers for Fielder. Still, with all of the mid-winter fireworks we’ve seen thus far, it’s not too far fetched that many more big-dollar transactions could come down the wire rather quickly. The best we can do is bundle up for the next couple of months and try to keep up with where our favorite players land. — Joel Easton Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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monster trucK Jam 2012 Barnes & Noble Booksellers

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rossing through threshold of a stadium, arena, or outdoor venue as a child or even as an adult to experience monster trucks in all their cacophonous glory is a rite of passage. Excitement and anxiety blend into a primeval cocktail before you even enter the venue. The noise is immediately noticeable, even though it is far from full volume. The trucks sound like massive mechanical razorbacks, grunting and snorting. As you get closer to the seating, the acrid odor of high-performance fuel clings to the nostrils like an old man’s musk. Once seats are taken and the maelstrom begins, adrenaline saturates the bloodstream like it’s being fed intravenously, and you’re blown away like the man in the old Maxwell House commercial. This year’s event is sure to live up to the hype. According to the official Monster Jam web site, an extensive lineup is in store with show stoppers such as Iron Man, driven by Scott Buetow; Bounty Hunter, driven by Daron Migues; and Stone Crusher, driven by Morgan Kane. For a close-up look at these beastly machines, fans can visit one of three tri-state Advance Auto Parts locations on Thursday, January 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Henderson (Bounty Hunter), Evansville (Stone Crusher), and Princeton (Iron Man). According to the official Monster Jam web site, tickets for children 2 to12 are $5 and adult tickets are $20. Special promotions include a children’s ticket buy-one-get-one-free at Casey’s General Store up to the day of the show. In addition, free Pit Passes will be available at Dairy Queen locations up to the day of the show. To those who have not experienced a monster truck show, it’s an event of beautiful chaos that you won’t soon forget. The first show begins at 7:30 p.m. on January 6, and the second is on January 7 at the same time. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. —Nick Durcholz

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January 28 – No Name-Calling An anti-bullying promotion, selected titles for kids, educators, and adults will be the focus of this event. 3 p.m.

The Centre

715 Locust St. | Evansville (812) 435.5770 | SmgEvansville.com January 21 – 22 – Mid-America Motorcycle Expo New and used bike dealers, parts and accessory dealers, and apparel dealers will be present, and custom bikes and accessories will be on display. Last year’s show was a great success: 70 vendors from 13 states came together to create a weekend-long motorcycle enthusiast event that was well received by all! Start time is 9 a.m. January 24 – Centre’d on Kids “Skippyjon Jones” This production is one in a series of Broadway plays for children formally known as Victory For Kids. This musical is appropriate for Grades K-3. Tickets are $6 per person. You may order your tickets from Ticketmaster or call the Centre at 812-435-5770 ext. 211. Showtimes are 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) 22 SE 5th Street | Evansville (812) 464-cMoe (2663) | CMoeKids.org

January 5 – St. Mary’s Free Family Fun Night Free admission for families from 5 – 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Have you been thinking about checking out the museum? Now is the perfect time to see what you’ve been missing!


Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science 411 S.E. Riverside Dr. | Evansville (812) 425-2406 | EMuseum.org

Every Saturday and Sunday – Koch Planetarium Enjoy a spectacular show of lights! Free to members. Only $3 for non-members and $2 for children ages 3-12. Showtimes are 1 p.m and 3 p.m. Arrive early; late admission is not allowed.

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central Library 200 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd. | Evansville (812) 428-8200 | evpl.org East Branch 840 E. Chandler Ave. | Evansville (812) 428-8231 | evpl.org Red Bank Branch 120 S. Red Bank Rd. | Evansville (812) 428-8205 | evpl.org McCollough Branch 5115 Washington Ave. | Evansville (812) 428-8236 | evpl.org West Branch 2000 W. Franklin St. | Evansville (812) 428-8232 | evpl.org Tuesdays, January 17 & 31 and Fridays, January 20 & 27 - River City: Community Art Project READ Center, Central Library Celebrate Evansville’s bicentennial by participating in an ongoing community art project. All ages are welcome. For more details, call 812-428-8225. Start time is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26 Snowflake Fest McCollough Branch Snowy songs and stories, crystal crafts, and frosty fun. Wear your mittens! For ages 3 years to 6th grade. Please register by calling 812428-8236 or online at evpl.org. Start time is 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 27 - Winter Wonderland Celebration North Park Branch It might be cold outside, but winter can still be a fun season. Join us for a party for the whole family. Play games, make crafts, and eat snacks. For more information, call 812-428-8237. 3:00 p.m.

Ford Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. | Evansville (812) 422-1515 | TheFordCenter.com Aces Basketball Men vs. Wichita State – January 4, 7:05 p.m. Women vs. Northern Iowa – January 5, 7 p.m. Men vs. Drake – January 13, 7:05 p.m. Men vs. Bradley – January 18, 7:05 p.m. Women vs. Wichita State – January 19, 7 p.m. Women vs. Missouri State – January 21, 2 p.m. Men vs. Illinois State January 21, 7:05 p.m. Women vs. Southern Illinois – January 29, 2 p.m. Men vs. Indiana State – January 29, 7 p.m. Evansville Icemen vs. Oilers – January 3, 7:15 p.m. vs. Blaze – January 8, 7:15 p.m. vs. Komets – January 14, 7:15 p.m. vs. Mallards – January 20, 7:15 p.m. vs. Gems – January 26, 7:15 p.m. vs. Blaze - 7:15 p.m. January 6 – 7 – Monster Jam! Approximately 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, monster trucks are customdesigned machines that sit atop 66inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, highpowered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet and up to 35 feet in the air! January 6 showtime is 7:30 p.m. January 7 showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at all Ticketmaster Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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outlets, online or by phone at (800) 745-3000. January 28 – WWE Supershow It’s a throw down in the ring as a Triple Threat Match-up for the WWE Championship unfolds! Watch John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio, as well as many of your other favorite superstars! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Henderson Community College Theater Hall John Cena is one of the three superstars who will appear in the Triple Threat Match-Up.

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January 28- “My Nose Turns Red” Theatre A youth circus extravaganza! Dedicated to the rich tradition of clowns’ connections with audiences through the ages. A favorite for the past 26 years! Please call or visit the website for tickets or more information. Showtime is 2:00 p.m.

Howell Park

1101 S. Barker Ave. | Evansville January 1 – Recovery Day 5k Grab the family and head out to the West side for a chilly 5k! Prizes awarded for all age groups. Walk starts at 1:30 p.m.; Run at 2:45 p.m. Late registration available from 12 – 2:30 p.m. $20 per participant. More information can be found at www.gerwc.com/races.


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Looking for a way to get a workout in and include your baby? Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies

Metro Sports Center

5820 Metro Centre Ave. | Evansville (812) 479-KICK MetroSportsCenter.net Call for more details about all classes. Leagues are forming now! 2012 Winter II Youth Soccer Leagues – Deadline is January 23 Thursday Night Cornhole Leagues Youth and Adult Volleyball Leagues Indoor T-ball Leagues Ongoing for February 20 Sessions… Baseball lessons, SoccerTots, Baseball Buddies, Basketball Buddies, and Tumble Tots

St. Luke’s Church

4200 Epworth Rd. | Newburgh (812) 746-5030 Classes.StrollerStrides.net Weekly - Stroller Strides Looking for a way to get a workout in and include your baby? Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their

babies: power walking, broken up with intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment. Classes meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Other classes are offered as well.

Swonder Ice Arena

209 North Boeke | Evansville (812) 479-0989 Swonder.Evansville.Net Call for all scheduled activity times. Open Skate Times Monday: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Friday: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., 9:00 -11:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Throughout January Get an eReader for Christmas? You have your new eReader, now you’re ready to start downloading books from the comfort of your own home. Did you know you can download eBooks for free from the library’s website? If you’re new to the eReading experience or you’d like help navigating the EVPL website and transferring eBooks to your device, come to one of the many eReader classes we’ll be offering at several of our locations this month. Experienced staff will guide you through the process and answer questions about your device. To learn more, visit evpl.org and click Upcoming eReader Classes. Saturday, January 14 Have questions for your legislators? During the legislative session, local state legislators make themselves available to answer questions from the public on select Saturdays. At 9:30 am in the Browning Events Room at Central Library, you’ll have the opportunity to ask legislators the questions that have been on your mind at Meet Your Legislators. For more info, call 428-8200. Tuesday, January 17 Learn how the Zoo is saving animals and plants. At 6:30 pm at Central Library in the Browning Events Room, discover Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Gardens’ role in protecting spectacled eider ducks in Alaska and martens in Michigan, and the reintroduction of red wolves in North Carolina and Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. You’ll also be surprised to learn about the Zoo’s role in national and international plant conservation. Call 759-7625 for more info. For more information on the classes, events and services that are available free of charge at the EVPL, visit evpl.org or on your smartphone at m.evpl.org.

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University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Dr. | Evansville 812- 465-1668 | USI.edu January 14 – 34th Annual Snowflake Derby Challenge yourself to an 8k trail run or a 4k road run along the new Burdette Park-USI trail. The trail course is built for more experienced runners, including dirt, grass, and stone trails as well as obstacles such as logs, creeks, and hay bails. Proceeds benefit USI track and field. Registration is $15 before January 8, $20 after that date. Race day registration is from 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 4k course begins at 11 a.m. and the 8k at 12 p.m. More information can be found at www.gerwc.com/races.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

“The best snow in Indiana by far!” - Satisfied Skier

551 N. Boeke Rd. | Evansville (812) 479-0771 WesselmanNatureSociety.org

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f speeding down a snowy slope full of tricks with your friends is what you enjoy, then look no further, because Paoli Peaks in Indiana has all this and more. Back when I was twelve, I learned to ski at Paoli Peaks. At that time, all the slopes seemed difficult to me. Fortunately, the ski trainer’s lesson taught me the basics. Then, with the trainer’s help, I was out on the snow, conquering most of the slopes. Every year since then, I go on a ski trip with my friends to Paoli Peaks. Now that I’m fifteen, I’m conquering even the hardest of its slopes. Paoli even dedicates one area of its slopes to expert skiers and snow boarders who want to try their skill against many ramps and objects for doing tricks! Also, there is a section in the basement area of the lodge where rental equipment is available. I’m planning to be at the Midnight Madness to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be skiing and snowboarding overnight on either January 13, 14, or 15 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST. One session is only $57 for equipment plus one lift ticket. Any college student who shows his or her up-to-date college ID at the ticket windows will receive a discount for the Midnight Madness session. You should be there to join the madness! See http://www.paolipeaks.com for more info! — Joseph Greenwell

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entre’d On Kids is the new name for the children’s programs at the Centre. “There’s Main Street Trick-or-Treat and a children’s Broadway series under that umbrella,” says Kathy Embry, Director of Marketing and Sales for SMG Evansville. “The children’s Broadway series starts in January and ru ns throughout the school year. Tickets are six dollars for each performance and are held at the Centre or the Victory, and they are just like the adult presentations of Broadway, only they are children’s programs.” It’s always exciting to be exposed to touring productions of Broadway shows, but it’s rare that an area has so many programs aimed at children. This year, the season is based on beloved children’s books and literature, starting in January with the imaginative adventures of Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese cat who longs to be anything but. The musical is based on the book by Judy Schahner, and is from the creators of Theatreworks, who have already found success with their theatrical touring versions of Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo. The next show, coming in March, is a musical adaptation of Cynthia Rylant’s classic Henry and Mudge, also presented by Theatreworks. The The Rainbow Fish story of a big dog and April 17th, 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. his boy has moved generations of young readers, and this story about the big responsibility of pet ownership— and the big rewards—is captivating and heartwarming. Finally, in April, The Rainbow Fish is coming to town. The Skippyjon Jones story about a January 24th, 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. fish, scared to

share her gifts with the rest of the world, has become a favorite for many children. Presented by ArtsPower, this presentation will show what happens when good friends give great advice. Part of what makes these shows so special is that they are interactive; many of the Henry & Mudge audiences are made up March 19th, 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. of local schoolchildren, and their teachers know what the talking points are going to be beforehand. Embry says, “They are live productions that all come with a study guide that we give to the teachers. We send a brochure to the teachers within a ninety-mile radius of Evansville, and they book field trips. We also sell tickets individually [to] grandparents, homeschool, public and private schools, daycares—all are welcome, you know, and we get people from everywhere.” What’s most important about these shows, though, is not only are they entertaining theatrical productions but also they teach good lessons through their stories. “Each production has a ‘Centre’ message, whether it be about relationships or using your time wisely, there are lessons in every show,” says Embry. Of course, the shows are entertaining, too, and that doesn’t hurt—“There are musicals—just like any Broadway show—and they do a fantastic job with them. [These shows] tour all over the country, and we have to book more than a year in advance. We’re getting ready to start our 2012 season, January 24th is our first show, and we just finished booking next season. Lewis Bakeries sponsors it, and the Bunny is always there and gives out a backpack full of prizes, too—the kids have a lot of fun,” says Embry. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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localtalent Chadi K. Chamma

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vansville’s own fashion guru of everything from hair styling and grooming, etiquette, wardrobe analysis, and personal shopping to image consulting, Chadi K. Chamma, shares his unique view of the phrase “Use Style as your Microphone!” Arriving from his native country, Cyprus, over fifteen years ago, Chadi had his sights set on his dream career in the fashion industry. He explains, “Image is everything.” It is widely known that image carries significant weight, whether you are styling for business or want to be dressed creatively for a special night out on the town, but the most powerful message comes from how those variables are packaged with how we dress and our body language. Chadi is living his dream by giving style and image advice to women to help them feel chic and confident! In this interview, Chadi shares some “must-know” fashion tips for women. Is it possible to dress well without breaking the bank? What are some tips?

”Absolutely! What I recommend for women . . . is [to] invest in classic pieces – clothing that has simple, clean lines – usually in a solid color or neutral. This will give you a fabulous foundation for your wardrobe that will give you extra mileage. From there, purchase more inexpensive “trend” items that will set you apart from the rest and then make it fashion forward by adding that one last piece to take it to the next level. It’s important to be trendy, but it is more fun and creative to be the trend setter. You’ll end up with hundreds of ways to mix and match your outfits for your many different moods and occasions!

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People simply don’t have the time, money, or energy to keep up with the newest trends from Milan and Paris runways. The bottom line is that we all want to look chic, sophisticated, and put together but not remain a slave to the industry and what’s in the magazines. As Chadi says, “Clothes are like components. Find a look and make it yours. It is a process of building what you already have, mixing and matching and then refreshing by adding a splash of something new. In the average woman’s closet, there are multiple outfits or ‘looks’ she didn’t even know she owned. Reviewing and renewing your image has a lot to do with self-discovery, so it focuses on who you are, how to become the best that you can be, [and] what you want to say by how you dress.”

What can a woman, who is interested in enhancing her image, expect in a consultation with you?

“You learn what works for you – your hair style, your wardrobe, and your personality. From there, we’ll rummage through your closet and create new outfits, things to toss, and things to transition with. I want women to embrace themselves and to not be afraid to own it, be confident, and, from this process, discover their own signature style.” Meeting Chadi is to experience the fashion industry without the “industry”; his talent is to discover the personality of a person. It’s nice to know that there are people like Chadi out there, lending their style insight to the photographs that eventually arrive to us as fashion gospel. — Tamatha Lant Visit Chadi K. Chamma at Kleins Elan Boutique & Salon, or schedule a personal consultation via email at chadikchamma@yahoo.c​om or at http://facebook.com/​chadikchamma.


soundboard John Thomson

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ohn Thomson is a multitalented tristate guitarist who started playing almost twentynine years ago. With varied musical styles and influences, Thomson now plays all sorts of venues and shows.

What bands are you playing with right now?

I’m playing with Jason Lee McKinney. I’m also in the new version of Kraftworks. I also do some solo acoustic performances.

Tell me about your gear.

I proudly play through Dr Z amps. Guitar-wise, I have a 1975 Tele and a Paul Reed Smith. However, I generally use Classic Vibe Telecasters live and leave my valuable ones at home. I have a few pedals that stand out. I use the Dirty Little Secret by Catalinbread, the Brownie by CMAt Mods. I also like the Deluxe Compressor by CMat Mods. Additionally, I use a Dunlop Rotovibe and love using the talk box. I also have and play the Dobro, guitjo, banjo, mandolin and lap steel. I also am tackling the fiddle. It might be a while on that one though.

What do you do when you aren’t playing?

I would have to say I love my Cardinal baseball! I love spending time with my wife. I am blessed to have married my best friend. I enjoy studying scripture. I also enjoy movies (Last of the Mohicans is my favorite).

What is your favorite kind of music?

I’m an ’80’s child. I wore out my Whitesnake, Tesla, Great White, Badlands, Tora Tora cassettes. The kind of music I love is the rootsbased, straight-ahead rock... bands like Brother Cane and

Cry of Love. John Sykes, Audley Freed, Dave Meneketti, Gary Moore, Neal Schon are all players that had a huge influence on my playing. Quite a bit of what I like to play is fiery yet melodic. In recent years, I have been adding a lot more of a country flavor. I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, etc. My style is kind of a big mix of all of that.

Are you writing your own music? I recently finished my home studio, so I plan to start recording demos. I want to do another hard copy CD at some point, but [I have] no plans for that in the immediate future. Basically, the plan is to demo everything I can and see where it takes me. I did a CD that came out in ’09 that I’m not very happy with. It was a huge learning experience. At some point, I want to do one right and redeem myself.

rough, but then I relaxed and had fun with it. Basically, that night helped me kick down a wall. Playing solo acoustic scared the daylights out of me till then. — Katie Darby-Mullins See John Thompson January 21 with Kraftworks at St Phillip Inn, February 4 with Jason Lee McKinney at the Jasper Inn and February 17 - February 18 at the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, KY. And, if you find yourself in Nashville, TN February 11, Thompson will be opening up for Josh Turner and Richie McDonald (of Lonestar). Find out more online at JohnThomsonMusic.com.

Whats’ your coolest musical experience?

I’ve been playing at Christian Fellowship Church since 1999. Nearly every year I’ve played there [on] Christmas Eve. Playing “Silent Night” with the candles raised is just flat out beautiful. Beyond that, I’d have to say my CD release show was pretty cool. It was all solo acoustic. I was very nervous. First couple of songs were Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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JANUARY 13th Contraband

Universal Pictures

An action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Caleb Landry Jones, and Kate Beckinsale, Contraband is the story of former criminal Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) being forced back into the criminal lifestyle when his brother-inlaw, Andy (Jones), botches a drug deal for his boss (Ribisi). Farraday begins to run contraband to settle Andy’s debt, but, despite his history as a legendary smuggler, his deal—which includes a trip to Panama and millions of counterfeit dollars—goes bad quickly. He has to remember the life he left to avoid being killed by drug lords or captured by cops—and he has to do it all before his wife (Beckinsale) and their sons become the new target. Will he be able to finish the deal before the clock runs out? Or will he and his family become another casualty in the war of crime he tried to leave so many years ago?

Big Miracle Universal Pictures Big Miracle is an adventure based on true events. When a family of grey whales is trapped in the Arctic Circle, one man, Alaskan newsman and Greenpeace volunteer Adam Carlson (played by The Office’s John Krasinski) decides he’s going to save the majestic animals. At the beginning of the story, he’s lamenting his small-town news market and is looking for something bigger and better—of course, that’s when he finds the story of a lifetime. The whales are stranded because ice forming in the Arctic Circle is blocking them in. Many people descend on the small Alaskan town—most notably, Carlson’s environmentalist ex-girlfriend, Rachel (Drew Barrymore). Though they initially balk at working together again, they are able to assemble a rag-tag group of people who, though they are from different backgrounds, are united in their desire to save the whales—a goal that proves how much more people can accomplish when they work together. The movie also stars Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson, and Kristen Bell.

JANUARY 27th

Man On A Ledge Summit Entertainment Man on a Ledge is a mystery starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks. Worthington, who plays an ex-cop and now a wanted fugitive, spends the movie on the ledge of a high-rise building in New York City, while a hardened police negotiator (Banks), tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, however, the more suspicious she gets of his reasoning. Why is he really on the ledge? And does he have ulterior motives?

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JANUARY 20th

Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures/Screen Gems Underworld: Awakening is the continuation of the Underworld vampire series. Kate Beckinsale reprises her role from the first two films as a vampire warrioress named Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered that Vampires and Lycans exist. She must find a way to fight in the war between the humans and the immortal creatures, since the humans are desperate to eradicate both races.

Haywire Relativity Media A thriller with an ensemble cast, Haywire, directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows the story of Mallory Kane (MMA superstar Gina Carano), a trained government operative who works for a government security contractor in a dangerous part of the world. She frees a captive Chinese journalist but is shortly thereafter double-crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. She’s pursued by skilled assassins—all of whom used to work with her and know how to track her movements—and she must find the truth of who she’s working for in order to survive. The other cast members include Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, and Michael Angarano. Perhaps most excitingly, due to her career as an MMA fighter, Carano is able to do all of her own stunts in this demanding lead role that introduces her to the big screen.

Red Tails 20th Century Fox Toward the end of the Second World War, Pentagon brass realized that they would need to use all of their resources to win, so in 1944, they have no choice but to consider the untested African-American pilots of the Tuskegee training program. Though the program is about to shut down when they get orders, the young men are given a dangerous choice—to fight for their country and against the notion that because of their skin color, they are less capable than other soldiers. These pilots take to the skies and display more than just one kind of bravery. Red Tails stars Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, and Nate Parker. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Our Idiot Brother The Weinstein Company

In Our Idiot Brother, Paul Rudd plays an idealistic stoner who, after his incarceration for selling pot to a uniformed police officer, is forced to live with each of his sisters. He’s a well-meaning buffoon who wreaks havoc at every turn, but his heart is always in the right place. Now, if he can only get his sisters to lighten up. Directed by Jesse Perez, the film stars Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, and Zooey Deschanel as Ned’s sisters. The Review: With a title like My Idiot Brother, this film sounds as if it might be another zany rehash of Dumb and Dumber, full of outrageous slapstick antics and silliness, but it’s much more. First, Ned may be simple, but he’s no simpleton, as Rudd brings dimension and depth to what could be an annoying caricature. You see, Ned’s not really an idiot at all, but rather someone who chooses to see the best in people, even when it seems unwise to do so. Though trusting others sometimes backfires on Ned, at other times, people rise wondrously to the occasion. What a nice movie.

“It’s rare that summer ends on as sweet a note as Our Idiot Brother.” — Tom Long, Detroit News

Super 8

Paramount Pictures

“A love letter to a cinematic era, before ‘blockbuster’ became a synonym for ‘franchise’ or ‘tent pole.’”

While filming an amateur zombie flick on their Super 8 camera in their small Ohio town, a group of six kids witness a train crash and capture what appears to be an alien escaping from the wreckage. Afterwards, unusual events start to happen all over town. Taking notice, the local deputy embarks on a mission to discover what’s happening to the people of his community. Writer and director J.J. Abrams has revealed little about the film except to say, “it’s sweet, it’s scary, and there’s a mystery.” With producer Steven Spielberg at the helm, the film is being hailed a modern-day E.T.

The Review: In Super 8, director J.J. Abrams pays homage to classic Spielberg films like E.T., Close Encounters, and maybe even Jaws (notice how you never actually see the alien until the final sequences). Even more so, he, like Spielberg, manages to capture the specific innocence of the seventies and the awkwardness of pre-adolescence while entertaining with fantastic special effects. In an era when flash is often valued over substance, Super 8 has a refreshing mixture of both.

— Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

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Larry Crowne Universal Pictures

Once a star employee at a bigbox company, the genial Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) has been downsized. Looking for a new start and something to fill his time, Larry enrolls at his local college where he meets a diverse group of outcasts as lost and aimless as himself. Larry takes a new direction and falls for his public speaking professor, Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who is searching for her own lost passion. This is Hanks first go at directing since That Thing You Do in 1996.

“Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It’s alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

The Review: If there is such a thing as a lighthearted look at unemployment, this film is it. Perhaps, lighthearted is too light of a word here; shallow and ill-informed may be better choices. Down on his luck, the affable Larry Crowne joins his local college and befriends a perky band of misfits who cruise the campus on their scooters. No one told Larry that a degree doesn’t necessarily guarantee employment, and saving a little gas money by driving a scooter still won’t pay the mortgage. If you’re looking for a more substantial commentary on joblessness in the modern age, check out Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go, and leave this one for the lightweights.

The Art of Getting By Fox Searchlight

George (Freddie Highmore) reads Camus’s The Stranger when he should be doing his homework. But he’s managed to make it to his senior year of high school without putting in a full day’s work, and his nihilistic nature prevents him from even caring if he graduates. That is, until he meets Sally (Emma Roberts), an ethereal beauty who’s as complicated and lost as he is. The Review: So you thought all of those eighties movies concerning the plight of — Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph overprivileged, angstridden teens were trite and unconvincing? In The Art of Getting By, Freddie Highmore plays George, a self-absorbed loner who has decided that life is meaningless, and since it is, there’s no good reason to do homework. The teachers are sympathetic, though we are not. Why exactly are we supposed to root for this kid anyway? Also, the plot meanders aimlessly. One minute George is a loner, and the next, he’s a social butterfly. The film attempts minimalism, but in doing so, it fails to fill in necessary details. Likewise, it fails at the depth it so earnestly strives to convey. — Brian Ricketts

“Even by the standards of mopey teen rebels, this one really is a dreadful little prat.”

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“Folks Are Talking: Oral Histories From The 1970s Gathered by Garret Mathews” 2xCD (Garret Mathews) 5 stars

Longtime Evansville Courier columnist Mathews here collects a wealth of his experiences and interviews while traversing the backroads of his Appalachian home in Bluefield, West Virginia. Compiled from 1972 to 1987, Mathews narrates his stories over 2.5 hours and 2 full compact discs. As an account of old-time Appalachian culture, Mathews

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succeeds, bringing the sometimes larger-than-life characters he covers (back) to life. He accents the tales with hints of bluegrass music, making his coal miners, snake charmers, backyard storytellers, moonshiners, gravediggers, prisoners, horse traders, cock fighters, and other working class mountain people seem as real (and alive) as you or me.

It’s an impressive set of pure Americana, illustrating the rich and vibrant culture and hard-living lifestyles of the era. Mathews himself sums it up better than I can, saying, “These men and women are from a bygone era and most are long dead. I wanted to record our time together as a way of keeping their stories alive”. Amen. For anyone interested in a true American way of life, before the era of iPods and Facebook, “Folks Are Talking” is a timepiece and history lesson rolled all in one. Bravo! For samples and ordering info: www.FolksAreTalking.com — Todd Zachritz


Voyager

“The Meaning Of I” CD (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge) 4 stars

From the unlikely climes of Perth, Australia comes this accomplished melodic/symphonic prog-metal act, and “The Meaning Of I” is their 4th album in 8 years. Led by the clean, clear, and spot-on vocals of Daniel Estrin, the band’s technical prowess is evident. “Seize The Day” is classic metal at it’s heart, but the dense layering and mixing, as well as the complex structures and symphonic (even electronic) elements add textural depth. Voyager stretches themselves far beyond the usual metal limitations, embracing Tangerine Dream-like electronics and even near-synthpop (witness “The Pensive Disarray”). Heavier-than-thou metalheads may find this stuff a bit too well-studied and mature, but Voyager still sounds heavy, with a concise, riff-heavy attack that’s firmly metallic from most every angle. Sure, it’s not feral or “brutal”, but Voyager’s interpretation of metal involves complex arrangements, melodic song structure, and emotion, rather than noise. Solid, solid work here. I can’t compare to any other artist in particular, as these guys are working their own path. A great change of pace from sludgy grindcore or black metal, as these guys are serious about their music, and their complexity is their strength. — Todd Zachritz

“folKs are talKinG” proJect Interview with Garret Mathews, Evansville Courier columnist from 1987-2011.

1. Why did you opt to release these stories in audio form? Were they previously available in one of your books? In 1979 and 1983 -- when I wrote for the Bluefield, W. Va., Daily Telegraph -- I published FOLKS 1 and FOLKS 2 that were collections of feature stories on men and women I interviewed in southern West Garret Virginia and southwest Virginia. I selected a few Mathews of those tales for the CD project, but most of the recording was not included in the books. I chose to do audio because I had never done a recording before and thought it would be both fun and interesting. I wanted to add music to increase the depth of the project. I wanted to leave a historical record -- copies have been furnished to libraries in the two-state area as well as to Appalachian scholars from across the country -- and thought audio was the best way to go. My mailing list is extensive with more than 350 outlets. These men and women are from a bygone era and most are long dead. I wanted to record our time together as a way of keeping their stories alive. What they shared with me, I want to share with future generations.

2. What is your perceived audience for these tales and remembrances? I felt young people would be more likely to listen to CDs than read a book. The project will be a success if a goodly number of school kids hear this material and are inspired to learn more about Appalachian history.

3. Do you think these stories illustrate a particular time period in American history, or are they more timeless? “Folks Are Talking” definitely illustrates a particular time period (the 1970s). Most of the men and women I wrote about (early United Mine Workers, coal handloaders, former sawmill workers) aren’t around to tell their stories. They need a conduit to the modern day and I welcome that role. — Todd Zachritz The double CD costs $17 plus $3 shipping and handling. Checks should be made out to Garret Mathews. The address is 7954 Elna Kay Drive, Evansville, Indiana 47715. For more information, go to www.folksaretalking.com. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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sidebar Craft

“Void” CD (Southern Lord) Vicious and fiery black metal from Sweden that transcends the usual black metal sound by going even more brutal. For their 4th album, Craft dredge the depths of despair and fan the flames of hate with a powerful and crusty attack of simplistic but bowelchurning riffs and rhythms. Solid, solid work here.

Darshan Ambient

“Dream In Blue” CD (Lotuspike) An ambient electronic homage to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, “Dream In Blue” cruises along with spacious jazzbased grooves, hinting at the exotic Indian and African notes of these masters. Still, this falls more on the ‘ambient’ side, rather than ‘jazz’, per se. Darshan Ambient’s Michael Allison evokes similar moods to his heroes, while retaining his own identity.

The Bobby Clark Band “Carnival” CD (self-released)

Quality roots blues/country rock in a mature vein, and from Evansville talent, no less! Clark is here joined by local names Tommy Stillwell, Jon Rochner, and Jimmy Cummings for their first album in 7 years. Fans of stuff like John Mellencamp or Tom Petty will be quite pleased, as Clark and company stir it up Midwestern-style. Superb! — Todd Zachritz

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Justin Vanderberg

“Synthetic Memories” CD (Spotted Peccary) 4 stars

Composer Vanderberg’s second album is a delightful and wistful collection of deep ambient electronic sounds that gently ebb and flow in a relaxing manner. It’s an ambient album with depth and clarity, combining the best of modern electronics with a timeless, Eno-esque quality that works equally as well as background listening or immersive contemplation. “When I Walk” is a droning, meditational piece with celestial inclinations, while the title track brings a gorgeous collage of serene strings alongside percolating sequencers, like classic Vidna Obmana meeting Vangelis somehow. This is a standout, being simultaneously majestic and mysterious. “The Path” ushers in a heavy rolling rhythm of an almost trip-hop or industrial nature, which works well alongside the crystalline strings.”Dusk” shows a hint of darkness around the edges, but remains true to the album’s gentle overall vibe. “Synthetic Memories” is a superb work from a composer I’ll be curious to hear more from. — Todd Zachritz

New York Dolls

“Lookin’ Fine On Television” DVD (MVD Visual) 3 stars

Hailing from New York (of course) in the early 70’s, the NY Dolls were progenitors of the yet-tobreak punk movement. The band, centered around frontman David Johansen and guitarist Johnny Thunders, rocked with as much swagger and androgyny as the early Stones, only with less blues and more of a raw, garage vibe, inspiring bands from the Sex Pistols to Guns ‘N Roses in their wake. This DVD collects a number of rare and long-lost TV appearances from the bands’ heyday, and it’s obvious that these VHS tapes were on the verge of decay. Fortunately, the poor, grainy, and often blackand-white footage is collaged and seamlessly mixed with quality audio and interspersed interview and backstage bits. So this turns into a cohesive 70-minute set of prime Dolls. Well-done, especially with the limited footage and resources. Maybe this one isn’t a must-see for most punk fans, but completists will find “Lookin’ Fine” more than essential. — Todd Zachritz


Zola Jesus

“Conatus” CD (Sacred Bones) 4 stars

At only 22 years of age, operatically-trained rural Wisconsinite Nika Roza Danilova has already released 3 albums and several EPs of her darklyshrouded ethereal rock. “Conatus” unveils some richer, less monochromatic textures, and even some (almost) dance beats into the mix. “Vessel” is a crushing assault of industrial-style percussion alongside Danilova’s haunting vocals. “In Your Nature” is both stark and anthemic, like a female-fronted Joy Division. The closer, “Collapse”, is a dramatic and moving lament, with Danilova backed only by an electronic drone. Imagine a cross between prime Siouxsie, Kate Bush, and Fever Ray, and you’d still be underestimating the wonder of Zola Jesus. Superb work from an artist who’s matured well beyond her years. — Todd Zachritz

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Jason Isbell

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he biggest challenge of being a music blogger is when I get stuck—when I find one record that I can’t stop listening to, not even for a minute, not even if I need to “work” on other music. Jason Isbell’s 2007 record Sirens of the Ditch has had me hung up for a few months now, and I don’t see the obsession fading any time soon. Alabama native and former Drive-By Truckers band member, Isbell is a phenomenally talented lyricist who brings both the sadness and tenderness to of the South to his songs. With the precision of a surgeon, he tells stories about falling in love with a disgraced pregnant woman (“Shotgun Wedding”), of an old married couple who’ve fallen out of love (“Whisper”), and of learning how to fall in love dancing to old Prince records (“Grown”). But the lyrics aren’t the only impressive thing Isbell has to offer: his band is ludicrously tight, and he himself is an innovative guitarist. Though the band would traditionally be labeled alt-country, some of his guitar riffs (“Brand New Kind of Actress”) would blend in on Van Halen records. The best quality of his music is the way it matches the mood of the song, especially in tracks like “Try,” where Isbell speaks of the difficulty of being on the road: the percussion and guitar lines are ominous, but the bass line keeps it steady, almost caged. The music itself is trapped, much like the people in the song: “You can’t make that highway disappear, / but you can’t make her love you out of fear.” A theme that runs through all of Isbell’s records is his respect (and awe) for the military, and perhaps his most moving song to them is this record’s “Dress Blues.” Stories of sacrifice and honor seem to be particularly important to Isbell, and while that comes through on every track, it’s most evident when he talks about service people. He talks about politics, too, though in a less forgiving voice in “The Devil is My Running Mate.” Sirens of the Ditch is a perfectly executed example of what can happen when a record combines to create short stories. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • January 2012

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Warren Perf. Arts Ctr.

317-532-6280 Jan 23: Straight No Chaser

ROAD TRIP TO LOUISVILLE Belterra Casino Resort Centerstage 888-235-8377 Jan 22: Tim Wilson w/Donnie Baker Jan 29: Mickey Gilley

317-255-4211 Jan 1: Greg Warren Jan 5-8: Tim Gaither Jan 12-15: Steve Rannazzisi Jan 19-22: Bob Zany Jan 28-31: Paul Mecurio

Broadbent Arena (KY Expo Center)

Lucas Oil Stadium

Expo Five

317-262-8600 Jan 2: Colts vs. Titans Jan 29: Monster Jam

Old National Centre Formerly Murat Theatre 317-239-5151

502-367-5001 Jan 22: Bluegrass Unlimited Championship Jan 28-30: Winter Blitz 2011 Youth Conference

502-645-1820 Jan 5: Wu Tang Clan Jan 8: Girl Talk Jan 14: Insane Clown Posse Jan 30: 30 Seconds to Mars


Headliners Music Hall

502-584-8088 Jan 7: The Werks/DJ Booty Sweat/DJ Secret Beat Jan 15: Guided By Voices w/Times New Viking Jan 21: Drivin’ & Cryin’/Your News Vehicles Jan 25: Nellie McKay w/Brigid Kaelin Jan 28: Ekoostik Hookah Jan 29: Johnny Berry & The Outliers

Horseshoe Casino

812-969-6000 Jan 15: Jerry Lee Lewis Jan 21-29: Derby City Classic Billiards Tournament

KFC Yum! Center

502-690-9000 Jan 5: Louisville Cardinals Men’s Basketball vs. Seton Hall Jan 15: Louisville Cardinals Men’s Basketball vs. Marquette Jan 16: Harlem Globetrotters

Louisville Palace Theater 502-583-4555 Jan 28: Loretta Lynn

Phoenix Hill

Gaylord Opryland Resort

1-888-777-6779 Jan 21-22: The Oak Ridge Boys

Mercy Lounge

Argosy Alton Belle Casino

800-336-7568 Jan 7: Memories of Elvis starring Steve Davis

615-251-3020 Jan 5: Jason Eskridge and the Seam Jan 12: Seabird Jan 27: Donna The Buffalo/Roy Jay Band Jan 30: Liz Phair

Family Arena, St. Charles

Ryman Auditorium

Pop’s Nightclub

615-889-3060 Jan 1: Jett Williams/The Bowling Family Jan 7: Rodney Atkins/Chris Young Jan 8: Brett Eldredge Jan 14: Rodney Atkins/Lee Brice Jan 16: Brian Regan Jan 20: An Evening with CAKE Jan 21: Ricky Skaggs/Ralph Stanley

Tennessee Performing Arts Center 615-782-4000 Jan 15: Bill Cosby (in Jackson Hall) Jan 25-30: Shrek the Musical (in Jackson Hall)

ROAD TRIP TO ST. LOUIS

502-589-4957 Jan 1: Wax Factory Jan 7: Velcro Pygmies Jan 8: Goldy Locks

636-896-4200 Jan 22: X-Treme International Ice Racing 618-274-6720 Jan 7: About Last Night/Make Me Break Me/The New Translation/Soul Descenders Jan 12: In This Moment/Fer De Lance/A Lesser Hope/Until Extinction Jan 18: Anberlin/Circa Survive Jan 22: ABK & Blaze w/AMB/Terror Troopaz

Powell Symphony Hall

314-286-4460 Jan 8-9: Circus Flora Jan 12: Pulitzer Concert 3 Jan 14-16: Pictures at a n Exhibition Jan 21-22: Brahms Requiem Jan 23: Idina Menzel Jan 28-30: Beethoven’s 7th

Scottrade Center

scottradecenter.net Jan 7: Joel Osteen Jan 14: Ozzy Osbourne/Halford

ROAD TRIP TO NASHVILLE

The Fabulous Fox

314-657-5016 Jan 7-9: Monty Python’s Spamalot Jan 22: Jerry Seinfeld

The Pageant

Glen Campbell graces Ryman Auditorium January 3. Bridgestone Arena

615-770-2000 Jan 10: WWE Raw Jan 21-23: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus Jan 28: Jeff Foxworthy/Bill Engvall/Larry the Cable Guy/Reno Collier

Craig Ferguson is at The Pageant January 24. American Center

314-342-5036 Jan 14-16: 34th Annual St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show Jan 27-30: The St. Louis Auto Show

314-726-6161 Jan 7: Joe Dirt/Extremely Pointless/High Times & Hangovers Jan 8: “Memories of Elvis” w/Steve Davis & The Mid-South Revival Jan 14: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Jan 18: Girl Talk Jan 30: Ben Folds

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