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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 Yes, the holiday season is upon us in full force with ads, snow, ads, parties, ads, lights, and did I mentions ads? One thing for sure, this time of year folks seem to not only unlock the pocket...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 While directors M. Night Shyamalan (Remember him? The Sixth Sense ring a bell?) and Spike Lee have both had to abandon their independent ways and have essentially become filmmakers for hire, at...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 It’s never good when your mind starts wandering while watching a movie. To be sure, it is the rare film that keeps you in rapt attention from start to finish, but when you begin thinking about...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 longlastinglove poem it’s been over forty years since jim  a former herdsman worked in this barn he stands here looking around feeling its emptiness reminisces my favorite cow was a big r...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Monsters takes a loving look back at the legendary 1985 team

 The 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears are a cottage industry. In a city starved for winners and bereft of championship rings, players and coaches of “Da Bears” are recalled and revered ...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2pm and 8pm & Sunday, Dec. 15, 2pm

 Springfield Ballet Company presents its 39th annual Nutcracker at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Dec. 14 and 15. Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, the dance follows Clara and her Nutcracker fr...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30pm

 Needing no introduction, this gold and platinum, No. 1-selling Christmas artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller takes to the Sangamon Auditorium stage on Monday, Dec. 16. You won’t want to m...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 7:30pm and Sunday, 15, 1:30pm

 Wynyard Browne’s play, The Holly and the Ivy, will be performed Dec. 13-15 by a cast of local folk at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Set in 1940s England, the heartwarming tale begins on Ch...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Friday, Dec. 13, 6pm and 8pm

 The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra opens its season with two hour-long “Happy Hour” concerts on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in downtown...

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