2008 Journal Star Rewind

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Star Quizzes & Trivia

WERE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? Restaurants closed. Entertainment venues opened. A hometown singer was honored, and piles of hot dogs were snarfed with impressive speed. It was an exciting year for local entertainment, but how much were you aware of? Test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which bar/restaurants in the Peoria area closed this year?
    • A. 

      The Penguin Tap

    • B. 

      Red Zin

    • C. 

      Vonachen's Old Place

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which movie sold the most tickets at Willow Knolls 14 theater this year?
    • A. 

      Iron Man

    • B. 

      Wall-E

    • C. 

      The Dark Knight

    • D. 

      The House Bunny

  • 3. 
    The city honored late singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg and his family by designating a portion of which roadway as Fogelberg Parkway?
    • A. 

      Grandview Drive

    • B. 

      Abington Street

    • C. 

      Pioneer Parkway

    • D. 

      Galena Road

  • 4. 
    Organizers of the Peoria Ribfest decided to drop a chicken cookoff that was part of the 2007 festival and replaced it with what?
    • A. 

      Corn-husking contest.

    • B. 

      Lobster boil.

    • C. 

      Pizza dough-tossing contest.

    • D. 

      Chili cookoff.

  • 5. 
    Which act drew the biggest crowd at the Peoria Civic Center during 2008?
    • A. 

      Jerry Seinfeld.

    • B. 

      Seether.

    • C. 

      Rascal Flatts.

    • D. 

      Poison.

  • 6. 
    Which act at Summer Camp featured the lead singer in a big, plastic bubble, brightly colored confetti and a handful of naked women?
    • A. 

      George Clinton.

    • B. 

      The Roots.

    • C. 

      Moe.

    • D. 

      The Flaming Lips.

  • 7. 
    What DID NOT happen to local band Waterstreet this year?
    • A. 

      They opened for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

    • B. 

      They played a gig at the legendary Whisky a Go Go club in Los Angeles.

    • C. 

      They were one of the top six finalists in a contest to choose an opener for Motley Crue's 2009 tour.

    • D. 

      They relocated to Chicago.

  • 8. 
    A Grand Prairie 18 audience who turned out to see a matinee of "Kung Fu Panda" in June were treated to what?
    • A. 

      Free popcorn.

    • B. 

      Stuffed pandas.

    • C. 

      A surprise appearance by Jack Black, who voices the character Po.

    • D. 

      Adam Sandler catching a fish in his backside in the opening scenes of "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" after that movie was mistakenly screened instead.

  • 9. 
    Which former "Sopranos" star came to Peoria in April, and why?
    • A. 

      James Gandolfini was here to give a lecture on gun safety.

    • B. 

      Joey Pantoliano was here to help uninsured and financially struggling Illinoisans gain access to programs that provide low-cost prescription medicines.

    • C. 

      Lorraine Bracco was here to hand out pamphlets on mental health disorders.

    • D. 

      Vincent Pastore was here for a fishing expedition on the Illinois River.

  • 10. 
    Which country concert featured both "Ticks" and "Wicks"?
    • A. 

      Brad Paisley.

    • B. 

      Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood.

    • C. 

      Rascal Flatts/Taylor Swift.

    • D. 

      Loretta Lynn.

  • 11. 
    The wristband system of selling concert tickets was reinstated when the first 20 rows of which show went on sale?
    • A. 

      The Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular.

    • B. 

      Andre Rieu.

    • C. 

      The Jonas Brothers.

    • D. 

      Styx.

  • 12. 
    In January, a customer was startled by a wild hawk in the bathroom of which Peoria bar/restaurant?
    • A. 

      Euro Jack's Cafe.

    • B. 

      Agatucci's.

    • C. 

      The Fish House.

    • D. 

      Hooters.

  • 13. 
    The Peoria Jaycees gave up their annual Haunted House this year for what?
    • A. 

      Beer Fest II: The Fall Chapter.

    • B. 

      A masquerade ball at Packard Plaza.

    • C. 

      A pumpkin carving contest for local schoolchildren.

    • D. 

      A pig roast and bonfire at Festival Park.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following opened this year?
    • A. 

      The Hub Ballroom in Edelstein.

    • B. 

      Adrenaline Rush teen dance club.

    • C. 

      Tilley's, a restaurant at the old Rock Island train depot on the riverfront.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    Which local personality won $1,000 for charity during the celebrity session of Vertucci's Chicago Style Eats Big Dog Challenge on July 4 in East Peoria's Riverfront Park?
    • A. 

      Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis.

    • B. 

      Emily West of WEEK-TV, Channel 25.

    • C. 

      Joey D. of 102.3 MAX FM.

    • D. 

      Journal Star columnist/WMBD radio personality Phil Luciano.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following acts didn't appear in Peoria this year?
    • A. 

      Raven-Symone, who played Olivia Kendall on "The Cosby Show."

    • B. 

      Fort Myers, Fla.-based rapper Plies.

    • C. 

      Peoria-bred rock band Mudvayne.

    • D. 

      Blue Oyster Cult.

  • 17. 
    A melee at the 2008 Steamboat festival, during which police had to fire pepper balls to disperse a crowd of more than 100 that had gathered near the Gateway Building, was attributed to what?
    • A. 

      A destructive group of music snobs irritated that the festival had added a "Steamboat Idol" contest this year.

    • B. 

      "Aggressive" youth.

    • C. 

      A dispute over who won a spontaneous sidewalk hacky sack contest.

    • D. 

      A stampede caused by a sidewalk vendor giving away free Dippin' Dots ice cream.

  • 18. 
    Who said it?"What the (expletive) is poliosis?"
    • A. 

      Achmed the Dead Terrorist, to ventriloquist Jeff Dunham after Dunham misspoke.

    • B. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • C. 

      Ron White

    • D. 

      Andre Rieu

    • E. 

      Alice Cooper

  • 19. 
    Who said it?"I used to see couples pushing strollers and say, 'Why would you do that? Why would you have someone in your house who craps their pants while they're looking you straight in the eye?'"
    • A. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • B. 

      Ron White

    • C. 

      Andre Rieu

    • D. 

      Alice Cooper

    • E. 

      Gilbert Gottfried

  • 20. 
    Who said it?"Did ya'll hear I got in trouble the other day?"
    • A. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • B. 

      Ron White

    • C. 

      Andre Rieu

    • D. 

      Alice Cooper

    • E. 

      Gilbert Gottfried

  • 21. 
    Who said it? "They told me that the audience in Peoria is so sad. There's no beer in Peoria, there's no wine in Peoria. It's all false, of course. In Peoria, it's the happiest audience in the whole world!"
    • A. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • B. 

      Ron White

    • C. 

      Andre Rieu

    • D. 

      Alice Cooper

    • E. 

      Gilbert Gottfried

  • 22. 
    Who said it? "Nobody swears in my house, nobody takes drugs, nobody gets busted, nobody goes to rehab. So we would be very boring. We go to church together, we go to movies, things like that. We're probably closer to the Flanders family than anything else."
    • A. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • B. 

      Ron White

    • C. 

      Andre Rieu

    • D. 

      Alice Cooper

    • E. 

      Gilbert Gottfried

  • 23. 
    Who said it? "My career walks the tightrope between early morning children's programming and hard-core porn."
    • A. 

      Achmed the Dead Terrorist, to ventriloquist Jeff Dunham after Dunham misspoke

    • B. 

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • C. 

      Ron White

    • D. 

      Alice Cooper

    • E. 

      Gilbert Gottfried