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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 02:29 pm
I really like using the word “fair” when writing about the State Fair, but I’ve already done it a fair amount of times over the years, so to continue to do so now just wouldn’t...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 07:38 am
Hey everybody, welcome to State Fair time, that special 10 days in mid-August when Springfield transforms into a bustling metropolis bulging with extra residents of many kinds, including humans, anima...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 06:11 am
This first weekend of August 2012 qualifies as one of those wonderful and infrequent times where there are just too many good things to do.The Decatur Celebration, now celebrating its 26th year of pro...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:16 am
Yes, you read right. After 30 some years as a newspaper Illinois Times has it’s own radio program available directly from IT’s website. Never fear, the paper is still in print and online, ...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 04:15 am
Several excellent goings on are going on this week and here are few of them. First a moment of silence, then a big hoot and holler, for Raoul Brotherman’s birth date on July 18. It’s perfe...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 01:00 pm
As the old saying goes, “You never know until you try,” and how true it is. Prairie State Heartache, a Springfield rock band, just took the plunge, as they soon make the move to Savannah, ...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 07:59 pm
As the undeniable Don Van Vliet performing as Captain Beefheart once said in his song Ice Cream for Crow, “It’s so hot it looks like you got three beaks crow,” and these days I think...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 01:01 am
What a wonderful time it can be when wild notions become reality. For Robbie Kording and his idea for the Patchwork 2012 Springfield Music Compilation, now is that time. As I recently wrote in Now Pla...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 03:23 pm
If you dare say there’s nothing going on in Springfield these days, you just might be silly and wrong. Mid-June is one of the busiest times of the year for an intense and expansive variety of mu...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 06:35 pm
I see lots of exciting things on board for this week in the capital city. Let’s get to it, so as not to miss a thing. The inimitable Don Williams performs next Tuesday, June 16, at the Sangamon ...


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