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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 01:32 pm

With 14 acts in two days, Y’allapalooza brings stars, newcomers and in-betweeners to Springfield

efore deciding to take the plunge and go to a Y’allapalooza, informed readers may be wondering, “What exactly is a Y’allapalooza?” Those up on the contemporary count...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 07:15 pm

Meet Zumba, a fusion of Latin dance and floor aerobics

You feel it in the pit of your stomach first: a thumping Latin beat that makes your insides shake and your heel start tapping. But by the end of the hour, you feel Zumba everywhere:...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 02:36 pm

Art Association announces festival lineup

Voir Il y a Longtemps Que Je T’aime et Auf Der Anderen Seite à Springfield. Translation: See I’ve Loved You So Long and The Edge of Heaven in Springfield. The clo...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 04:42 pm

Local comics hone their skills at monthly open-mic night

Gov. Rod Blagojevich better run and hide. The comedians at Donnie B’s Funny Bone in Springfield have him in their sights. The Gov, the minimum wa...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 03:48 pm

Hunter Lake opponents say water conservation should be considered. CWLP says it already has been.

The proposal to build Hunter Lake has been around for so long that its opponents have come up with plenty of reasons why Springfield can live without it. At a recent hearing held by the I...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 10:22 am
Untitled Document We were fishing down at Rawlins’ off a sandbar that extended into a bar pit near the Illinois River. It was an autumn day with puffy clouds in the sky placed just right...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 11:44 pm
Untitled Document Andy leaned diffidently against my office door. “You got a student room to rent?” “Yeah,” I said. “Aren’t you living somewhere now?” ...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 05:18 am

What Pat Quinn has done to get ready

Patrick Joseph Quinn’s world was turned on its head on the morning of Dec. 9, 2008. Ever the outsider, Quinn has positioned himself as a populist, taking up the causes of regular fo...

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