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01 ............................................................................... DJ Lush @ Kai / Downtown Springfield / 10pm 02 .................................... Springfield Cardinals vs. Arkansas Travelers / Hammons Field / 6:10pm 03 .................................................................................... Mardi Gras Monday @ Easy’s / 9pm - Close 04 ......................................................................................... Public Tour of Askinosie Chocolate / 3pm 05 ................................................................... Cowgirl Wednesday @ Traffic Nightclub / 9pm - Close 06 ................................................................................................................................................................ 07 ......................................................... First Friday Artwalk / Downtown Art Galleries / 6pm-10pm 08 ............................................................................................ The Ten Spot @ Skinny Improv / 10pm 09 ................................................................................................................................................................ 10 .......................................................................................................... Happy Hour @ Kai / 5pm-9pm 11 ................................................................................................................................................................ 12 ............................................... Tour of Missouri / Statewide Bicycle Race / Downtown Springfield 13 ............................................. DCO Wine Walk / Downtown Restaurants & Galleries / 7pm-10pm 14 ..................................................... Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament @ Rivercut / 7:30am 15 .................................................................................. Cider Days / Historic Walnut Street / All Day 16 ................................................................................................................................................................ 17 .................................................................................... Mardi Gras Monday @ Easy’s / 9pm - Close 18 ................................................................................................................................................................ 19 .................................................................................... Cowgirl Wednesday @ Traffic / 9pm - Close 20 ............................................................... Shakespeare Festival / Park Central Square / Downtown 21 ................................................................................................................................................................ 22 .................................................................... Party @ Prix / Corner of Campbell & Pershing / 9pm 23 ............................................ Loft Walk / Commercial Street @ The Jefferson Avenue Footbridge 24 ................................................................................................................................................................ 25 ................................................................................................................................................................ 26 ................................................................... Cowgirl Wednesday @ Traffic Nightclub / 9pm - Close 27 .................................................................................... Carlos Mencia @ The Shrine Mosque / 8pm 28 .............................................................................................. The Big Show / Skinny Improv / 10pm 29 ................................................................................................................................................................ 30 .............................................................. Nashville Star Tour / Juanita K. Hammons Hall / 7:30pm

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Drink - Orange Creamsicle
1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka Sprite Sweet & sour Orange juice Muddle two orange wedges in the bottom of a rocks glass, then add vodka. Top with half sweet and sour, half Sprite, and finish with a splash of orange juice.

Shot - Apple Jolly Rancher
1 oz Absolute Citron .5 oz Triple Sec .5 oz Apple Pucker Splash of Sprite Splash of sweet & sour Throw it all in a shaker with ice, then shake, strain, and enjoy!

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As the new school year begins, what are your top priorities for the university? To promote better access for excellent students from all kinds of backgrounds to attend Missouri State University while continuing to keep our cost of education in the lower half of public universities in the state. To improve our retention and graduation rates. To develop new academic programs that address social and workforce needs while sustaining the excellent programs now in place. To build and maintain a campus infrastructure that will support a first rate university’s teaching, research, and student life activities. To identify and advance a strategic roster of research concentrations in which the University can excel and that will generate economic and social development.

school or medical school? We will begin the new cooperative engineering program with the University of Missouri at Rolla next year, focusing on civil and electrical engineering. We are also discussing and planning for the possibility of offering a cooperative Pharmacy Degree program with the University of Missouri at Kansas City; the shortage of pharmacists in the state and this region is a major problem we want to help solve. There are no plans underway for either a law school or a medical school at Missouri State University. What is it about this institution and this community that made you want to dedicate your life to it?

Missouri State University is an institution that has changed the lives of thousands of people in this community and region. This impact has helped Springfield and the Ozarks enjoy a very good quality of life. Not only is MSU respected for its impact, it What do you feel is Missouri State’s biggest is loved by many people for the difference it made strength? in their lives. That kind of affection is rare, and it takes a long time to earn it; this kind of affection or Missouri State’s greatest strength is its devotion is of enormous value to an institution as it people: A faculty that is committed to outstanding state and university teaching, a staff that comes to work every seeks to expand its impact throughout the day resolved to do their best, and a student body that the world. is very bright and ready to be engaged. Stepping outside of the university… What are your thoughts on the revitalization of downtown Weakness? Springfield? What else would you like to see? First, we are in the talent business, and our ability to attract and retain outstanding talent reI think the revitalization of downtown quires resources that allow us to compete. Providing Springfield has outpaced what has been achieved competitive compensation is a major challenge at in many other communities, and we should be very this point. proud of it. Proud, but not complacent. We need to continue to think globally and to magnetize this Second, sometimes we don’t dream or think tal“big enough.” Institutions that don’t set ambitiously community for attracting and keeping creative ent. With the higher education community being so high expectations and challenges for themselves strong in this community, Springfield has a chance won’t just stand still; they will slip backwards. No University ever harmed itself by thinking audacious- to become known as the “idea city.” ly; it’s timidity that will lead to a decline. Thank you very much for your time. We greatly appreciate it and we are all looking forward to Are there any plans for bringing more profesthe upcoming Bears football season! sional programs to Missouri State, such as a law
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Salon Name: Studio 417 Salon Address: 444 West McDaniel Phone: 866-6455 Owner: Paul Catlett

What makes them a Top Salon: Besides being the coolest and best-designed salon in Springfield, Studio 417 excels in customer service and pride themselves on always being ahead of the curve when it comes to creative hair design. Their stylists attend continuing education several times per year in trend setting cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Salon Name: Salon Truth Address: 900 East Battlefield - Suite 136 Phone: 823-9755 Owner: Courtney & John Schind ele

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Salon Truth is Springfield’s only Aveda Lifestyle salon. They recycle practically eve rything, and care about helping the environm ent just as much as they care about helping clients . They are a very team-oriented salon that off ers many different services for men and women.

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Salon Name: Blu Skies Salon Address: 600 West College Phone: 831-1166 r Owner: Every stylist is a partne

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Salon Name: Moda Address: 330 West Pershing Phone: 864-0200 Owner: Larry Hillhouse

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nership in the Every stylist at Blu Skies has ow e from the top salon, and they all learned the trad a fun group of stylists at Paul Mitchell. They are elves to creatpeople who have dedicated thems e you visit their ing a great experience every tim es is part of the salon. Plus, the fact that Blu Ski cool also! Monarch Art Factory makes them

Moda is very cool downtown salon that offers a variety of services for hair, nai ls, ans skin. The stylists are really laid back and enjoy working in a fun environment that ma kes clients feel at home.

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Salon Name: The French Door Address: 1281 East Republic Phone: 882-6677 Owner: Jennifer Feller

What makes them a Top Salon: The French Door has created an environment that is warm and inviting. You always feel like you’re hanging out with a group of friends when you’re in the salon. Between 8 stylists and 1 nail tech, their staff has over 85 years of experience!

Salon Name: Image One Address: 3024 South National Phone: 882-4247 Owner: Tim Cowen

What makes them a Top Salon: IImage One is an education-based salon that caters all aspects of the industry. Tim Cowen, owner, is a national educator for Redken 5th Ave and regularly facilitates at Redken’s advanced academy in New York City. They train their stylists on many different styles and methods to always keep clients looking trendy and fashionable.

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here was the summer when Kings of Leon made their first appearance and it made for great music to blast out your windows when driving. The same goes for when The Darkness released their successful “Permission to Land”... all you wanted to do was play it out so every one could hear! Well “Ga ga ga ga”, Spoon’s sixth album, is one of those albums. A great, but short, summer album at 36 minutes flies by just as the summer has. The band’s drummer, Jim Eno, produced the album in the band’s record studio, and it sounds great! There’s even horns on some tracks! There’s some definite energizing tracks and then a few melancholy tracks but overall the flow of the album works. A must buy.

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o finally someone famous from this area besides Brad Pitt... Jason Bourne (Nixa, MO)! And yes I was in a Campbell 16 theatre where everyone started clapping and talking out loud when we discovered his true identity, but that’s beside the point. The third installment to the Bourne series kicks! The first one was great, the second one was decent, but The Bourne Ultimatum knocks it out of the ballpark. Sit back, or rather sit on the edge of your seat, as Matt Damon, the smart, sharp, precise and clever spy tries to figure out who he is. As usual Damon is terrific in his role as Jason Bourne. There are lots of gadgets and spy technology. Plus high risk car chases and some up close and personal hand to hand combat. Hands down the best movie this summer. The Bourne Ultimatum and its predecessors will go down in history as some of the best Action films made.

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first learned of this band by attending their live show at Randy Bacon’s Gallery Sounds (gallerysounds.net) here in town and I was completely blown away! They were so tight as a band and had these amazing tunes that never left my head. They were on their way to the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX and to my luck (and many others) they just so happened to have the time to stop in little ol’ Springfield. (Thank you Randy Bacon!) It would probably be pretty easy to pass these guys off if you were just flipping through records or iTunes because of their ridiculous band name but they are able to keep it cool with poignant lyrics, catchy piano twinkles and folky acoustic guitar songs. I hope people will catch on to this band, but I guess for now I get to keep them to myself... well and the small handful of others!

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ype. Expectations. Advertisements. Talk. There was too much of all that for me to have gone to the movie with a clear mind! I think without the hype I probably would have enjoyed this movie a lot more than I did. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a HUGE Simpsons fan, I even voted to have our Springfield as the home of the Simpsons, but you see the thing is that you have to go into this movie expecting the same amazing humor and story line as what you would get for basically a long episode, and that’s all. Anyway, I would definitely recommend going to see this in the theatre, because I mean that’s kind of the point. They do some great playing with the audience and having fun knowing that this is a movie being played in a theatre and not on TV. All in all it’s great Simpsons humor and a great movie for one of the longest running series on TV. There are the usual laughs with Homer, the mischievous Bart, the overly concerned Marge and the realistic Lisa. DOWNTOWNBEAT / 23

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wine for a particular season is to take a look at the growing regions that have that particular kind of weather.

“...one of the best ways to choose a ”

f, as Louis Pasteur would have us believe, “a day without wine is like a day without sunshine,” somebody out there is drinking a lot of wine these days. The “dog days of summer” and “Indian Summer” are just a couple of the seemingly harmless names given to the hot, humid, and sticky months preceding an Ozarks fall. Ahhhh, that lovely time of year when you work up a sweat just sitting still. Here in Missouri, where we have “air you can wear” during the months of August and September, it’s important to be able to find relief, whether it’s at the pool, sitting in front of the air conditioner or sipping on your favorite liquid refreshment. I think back on younger days when I lived in houses that had no A/C and how sitting in front of a window box fan with a cold can of the only beer I could afford seemed heaven enough. Even though beer can rarely wear out its welcome, sometimes you have the urge to find something else to quench your thirst. My first favorite hot weather wine was Petri Chablis, which could be obtained from the wonderful people at Brown Derby for $4.99 a gallon (yes, this was a while back). It was a relatively simple wine but stood up fairly well to being buried in the kitchen sink in ice and served stone cold in plastic cups. Cold, dry, and fruity; we thought it was wonderful. These days wine drinkers have become a bit more sophisticated. For those of you who feel you are in a Chardonnay rut, might I suggest some alternatives… Sometimes, one of the best ways to choose a wine for a particular season is to take a look at the growing regions that have that partic-

ular kind of weather. A kind of “when in Rome” approach. Let’s face it, the Jamaicans know a thing or two about what to do with rum and Mexico deserves a global thank you for creating the Margarita. When you’re talking wine, warm weather varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Moscato have a lot to offer the parched palate. One of the best all-out thirst quenchers I have ever had has got to be the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. While traditional French Sauvignon Blanc is stony and minerally, and it’s California cousin tends to be somewhat herbal and melony, this New Zealand version is simply bursting with bright fruit flavors of grapefruit, citrus and subtle herbal notes. Firm but not bracing acids leave your mouth literally salivating after each sip. This is a wonderful wine for cocktailing or to pair up with salads or shellfish. A little more on the lush side is Viognier (amaze your friends “vee-ohn-yay”). This is a wine that requires a reliable producer but in the right hands makes something truly special. The aromas of this grape are generous and decadent. Honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and orange peel can be commonly found if the fruit is allowed sufficient hang time. Be suspicious of versions aged in oak. This, more often than not, masks the fruit and it comes off like a bi-polar Chardonnay. A French version called Condrieu was one of my most memorable “Good God, Ya’ll!” moments in wine. Unfortunately it tends to be a little too pricey for most pocketbooks. However, solid affordable bottling can be had from California producers Cline, Eberle, and Iron Horse. Probably the most popular hot weather

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wine these days is Pinot Grigio. While there are some remarkable bottling out there (particularly from Italy), the varietal has been mass produced to a point where many bottlings are simple, one dimensional wines that tend to be austere and metallic while being short on flavor and finish. However, this grape leads a dual existence. Its alter ego Pinot Gris is grown with wonderful results in Alsace, France as well as New Zealand and Oregon. Whereas the Italian version is very steely with mineral, tart lemon, and grass flavors, the Oregon versions tend to be very fruit forward, full of lush flavors of pear, apple, and orange blossom. This is a very drinkable wine with lots to offer in regards to food pairings. Check out offerings from Adelsheim, King Estate and Montinore. One of the most seductive wines of the “dog days” is Moscato. The wine is unashamedly lush and completely unapologetic in the sweet opulence of its firm, fleshy, ripe flavors and its exotically perfumed aromas (we are still talking about wine here). Flavors of honey, peach, mango, and apricot are commonly found in the Lolita of the wine world. While this wine is overwhelmingly popular with women (write that down, guys) its broad appeal is undeniable. Some will “poo poo” it as too sweet or the “new White Zinfandel”, but it is hard to deny its allure. Try Batasiolo, Marco Negri, Luccio, or Martin Brothers Allegro. Finally, my favorite summer quencher- Riesling. Few wines available have the versatility that Riesling does and it grows well in many places from, Germany and France to Washington, California, New Zealand, and Australia. Some affordable bottles that are above average quality come from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Dr. Loosen, Saarstein, and Hogue. Depending on style or region the wine can be a delicately structured blend of minerals, acid-

ity, and fruit, or viscous and honeyed in a dessert style that rivals the best Sauterne available. To me the most remarkable thing about Riesling is its approachability. A few years back, I had the opportunity to go to Germany for harvest and be the guest of one of Germany’s most famous wine making families, the Prums. While at the Bernkastel-Kues Wine Festival, where Riesling is king, we fell in love with the fact that given its light body and low alcohol, you could drink huge amounts of the stuff and not feel bloated or get too out of control. Apparently, it is the national drink in Germany. If you look out onto the valley floor in Napa, you will see different blocks of Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, and any number of blending varietals. But in the Mosel or Rhine, it is nothing but Riesling as far as the eye can see. After a few nights of gorging ourselves on the freshness of this wine, we borrowed the familiar phrase, “Less filling! Tastes great!” as our trip motto. While on that trip, I got a crash course in the great Rieslings of the world and what makes them great. But at one point I made the mistake of engaging S.A. Prum owner Raymund Prum about the enological elements of his wine’s flavor profile (wine geek speak for, “Damn, that’s good, how’d you do that?”). He stopped dead in conversation and looked at me quizzically, gestured to the surrounding hillsides burdened with ripe fruit and said, ‘What is all this talk? Put the wine in your mouth, is good, yes? That is all you need.” And he was right.

“One of the most seductive wines of the “dog days” is Moscato.”

Tom Muetzel is a Certified Specialist of Wine whom is registered through the Society of Wine Educators. He has been in the wine business for 23 years and has finished the first level of Court of Masters Sommeliers. He is also the owner of downtown Ophelia’s Tapas & Wine Bar which features a large selection of wine.

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helsea Madden and Beth Mahurin are design consultants at Seminole Décor, 1815 E. Seminole. They’re also college students. Madden is a senior design major at Missouri State University, and Mahurin is a sophomore special education major at Evangel University. The following are some of their ideas for creating a trendy and creative, yet inexpensive dorm room: • Extra storage is always a plus. Get creative with storage units and shelves.

• Put a slip cover on an old futon and then buy accent pillows to go with it. • Look at thrift stores for lamps and other accent items. • Buy picture frames at Hobby Lobby when they’re on sale. • Go to after Thanksgiving Day sales. “You can often get great things that are nice at amazing prices at these sales,” Mahurin said. • Buy fake flowers and make a colorful arrangement.

• Create cheap work units with milk crates and wood planks or purchase storage cubes at Target. • Go to a carpet store and ask for scrap pieces of carpet for your room. Madden said the scraps are free. But keep in mind that the store may not have the exact color you’re looking for. • Display books, movies and pictures on shelves bought at thrift stores or discount stores like WalMart or Target. • If you need paint for something, call your local paint store and ask for mis-tints. Madden said those are cans of paint customers have returned. Paint stores will often sell those cans at a discounted price. • Use 3M tabs to hang posters and photos on the wall. • Hang ribbon across the wall and clothespin photos to the ribbon
Painting by Damian Nunez

“Put a slip cover on an old futon and then buy accent pillows to go with it.”
Lauren Quackenbush is a sophomore accounting major at Evangel University. Last year, she and her roommate, Kylie Gilliland, chose to go with a light blue, tan and chocolate brown color scheme. “We wanted neutral colors so it wouldn’t be too crazy in such a small space,” Quackenbush said. They’ll keep the same color scheme this year since so much money was spent last year on basics such as bedding, lighting, a refrigerator, a microwave and so on. “Last year, my parents paid for the items I needed for my room,” Quackenbush said. “But they aren’t doing that this year, so I’ll have to pay for any additions to the room.” She said it’s important that students plan ahead to have enough storage for all their stuff since a dorm room is so small. “We have these cute chocolate brown wicker baskets on the shelves in our closet. We use these for storing sweaters and other stuff.” She mentioned that it may a good idea to buy eight inch tall storage units, on rollers, so you can store stuff under the bed. The girls share a bathroom with the two DOWNTOWNBEAT / 35

• Hang up cork boards. Or you can purchase cork on rolls and use 3M tabs to hang it up. Madden said this method is usually less expensive than buying a cork board. • If there are already drapes hanging up that you can’t take down, pin fabric over it if you want to change the color.

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girls who live in the room next door. Quackenbush and Gilliland use baskets to keep their hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, in a basket under the sink. This way the room looks less cluttered. Quackenbush’s mother, Shelly, said she started buying items for Lauren’s dorm room in May so that it was less of a financial burden and so that there’d be less stress in August when it came time to move her daughter into her dorm room. “When it came time to move her in, it was fun,” Shelly Quackenbush said. “Everything was already taken care of.” Shelly and Lauren’s father, Randy, bought Lauren a television, dorm size refrigerator, microwave, an area rug for the dorm room, headboard, sheets, towels, under bed storage, shoe stackers, a hamper, hangers, an iron, trash cans and items for the bathroom like the shower curtain, a rug and toilet cleaner. They also bought a loveseat for the room so the ladies would have somewhere other than their bed to relax. “We purchased the items for Lauren so she would have them for the four years she’s at Evangel,” Shelly said. They said they got the best deal on the refrigerator at Sears and that Wal-Mart was the place to go to for the microwave, storage units and bathroom supplies. Lauren was given a computer and printer as high school graduation gifts so she already those necessities. Shelly said Laurens living in the dorm because they want her to have the college experience. “When you’re commuting, you don’t have the connection with the campus as much,” Shelly said. While Lauren said her roommate and she plan to stick with the same color scheme so they don’t have to spend a lot of money, the big trend in colors for the dorm this year is berry, chocolate brown and teal. That’s according to Bed, Bath, and Beyond Sales Force Manager Rebecca Henderson. “We have buyers that do the investigating on what the latest trends are in color,” she said. Henderson said when college students come into the store they’re looking to organize things into a small environment. These are some of the more popular organizing items: • A three drawer stackable that sits on the desk for $12.99. 36 / DOWNTOWNBEAT

• Over the door shoe organizers for $19.99. • A set of two under the bed storage bags for $9.99. • A bedside caddy with three deep pockets. It slips under the mattress and holds items like magazines and books for $9.99. • Bed lifters so the bed can be lifted and items stored under it. The solid wood lifters can go up to three-and-a-half inches and sell for $19.99. There are others that come in a variety of colors and can raise the bed anywhere from five to seven inches. They sell for $9.99 to $12.99. • A dorm space saver. It goes over twin and twin extra long beds. It has two shelves, for storage, that go above the bed for $49.99. • The Mini Mantle. It’s a bed post shelf that can hook onto the headboard for $14.99.

“Bed lifters [are great] so the bed can be lifted and items [can be] stored under it.”
Bed, Bath, and Beyond carries extra long twin sheet sheets and comforters since most dorm rooms have extra long twin beds. The price varies according to thread count. Henderson also said students are always looking for surge protectors or power centers since most dorm rooms don’t offer enough electrical outlets. At Bed, Bath, and Beyond the five outlet surge protector sells for $29.99, and the power center, a strip with an extension cord, sells for $9.99 We hope you picked up at least a few if not a ton of good tricks and tips to get your dorm just the way you like it. I mean if you have to be cooped up in there you may as well do it in style, right?!

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