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We strive to cover local restaurants in our magazine, but in this issue of Flavors, our annual dining issue, we sent readers on a progressive chain date (“Chain Action”). We aren’t the first city magazine to admit that chains are a vital part of the community. Check out Indianapolis Monthly’s “Chain Reaction.”

Beer Face
Beer is the new wine. That’s what Jayson Munoz thinks. He’s the owner of Kanpai, an Asian bistro big on bottled beer. Munoz gives patrons—and readers—a sampling of pairing beer with dishes (much like wine) in the latest issue (“Beer for Thought”). Here, the ABCs of beer tasting from the founder of Sam Adams.

An Act of Faith
Before the April 16 performance of Brundibar, a Holocaust-era children’s opera (“Songs of Survival”), the Eykamp String Quartet will perform Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Composed in a POW camp during World War II on paper supplied by a German officer, the haunting piece of music offered a glimpse of beauty amidst a grim setting — much like Brundibar. Learn more in “A POW’s Awe-Inspiring Act of Faith,” published in The Wall Street Journal.

Planet View
In “Join the Fun,” we uncover what’s fun about our city. One such group: the Evansville Astronomical Society, a group of solar system enthusiasts with telescopes in Lynnville, Ind., focused toward the sky. Astronomers — in other parts of the world — may have spotted the birth of a planet.

Swinging with a Pro
Before Don Mattingly begins his first season as a Major League Baseball manager, we look back at his Evansville upbringing — and the tragic story behind his longtime uniform number in “Twenty-three.” Here, Mattingly offers baseball tips.

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