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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:09 am
 If country music has a sacred place, it’s the Grand Ole Opry. One country reference book compares it to the importance of the Vatican to the Catholic church. The Opry’s role in the developme...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:07 am
 “Wrongs will be righted if we’re united. Let us seize the day!”These words might sound more like fiery pro-union rhetoric than a lyric from a high-spirited musical romp. Turns out it’s b...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:07 am

Sangamon Auditorium offers something for everyone in the director’s last hurrah

 The far-reaching 2017-2018 Sangamon Auditorium season will take audiences from Motown to mariachi and from murder mystery to Mummenschanz. It is the final season to be programmed by Bob Vaughn,...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:09 am

Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce

 “I had always had this dream to do a play about Abraham Lincoln’s wedding,” said Springfield Art Association curator of collections Erika Holst. “I have zero theater background, so I jus...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 09:29 am

Illinois' 2016 Statewide Poetry Out Loud Winners

Here's a clip of Illinois' Statewide Poetry Out Loud 2016 winners:Last week, Mariah Brooks, junior at Southeast High School in Springfield, and Amber Price, junior at Maine East High School in Park ...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:11 am

Bigger and better than ever

 This weekend, take a break from the taxes, leave the yard work, gather up the family and head to Nelson Center for the 40th anniversary Springfield Figure Skating Club celebration “Spotlight o...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:11 am

Local high school student places first in regional poetry contest

 Troy Roark is amazed at how much talent is “hiding” in local schools.Roark, Springfield Area Arts Council board president, is referring to the group of 17 high school students who competed i...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:09 am
 I’ve learned some basic truths in recent months. Among them: pains and little cares, dear, come in little pairs, dear; the rich get rich and the poor get poorer; and, perhaps most important, n...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 The dark, highly-sexualized Cabaret is an interesting choice for the Muni, that stalwart of wholesome outdoor musical theater where the audience is invited to sing the national anthem before eve...

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