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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:03 am
 Here we go to that special place in time between the state fair whirlwind and Labor Day weekend, on the cusp where summer meets the fall. The Old Capitol Blues and BBQ festival, voted the best f...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:02 am
Known for decades as one of the premier rock guitarists of a generation, Pat Travers has done it all and just keeps doing it. Best known to the masses as the hit maker of “Boom Boom (Out Go The Ligh...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 am
we visited the ben and jerry factorynear our vermont cottage a popularstop for tourists and locals alike a   little kid tipped his cone the pink ball of ice cream flew out I caughtit in myun...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 01:31 pm

Fair concert features politicians, nostalgia

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder hoisted the two-fingered rock-and-roll salute, the crowd booed at the mention of Gov. Bruce Rauner. And there were also plenty of pyrotechnics and never-gets-old...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:11 am
 See Ariel, Flounder, Ursula, King Triton, Sebastian and more during The Muni’s presentation of Disney’s Little Mermaid. Based on the classic 1989 Disney film and the 1830s fairy tale by Hans...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:09 am
I dress like a tomboy: jeans, T-shirts, hoodies and work boots. My boyfriend of a year wants me to wear skirts and dresses more often. Nothing trashy. Just not my usual tomboy wear. This weekend I wor...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:04 am
 Not only does Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party have the greatest title in the history of cinema, it also features talking hot dogs, graphic scenes of various food items having sex, scads of racial s...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:03 am
 As we wind our way through the second Thursday of the Illinois State Fair, let’s see what we can find to do at the fair and otherwise. Fair enough?With the wet and wild washout last Friday and...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:02 am
 Calvin Johnson, who will perform this Wednesday as Selector Dub Narcotic, has had a lasting influence on independent and underground music that is hard to overestimate. Beginning way back in 198...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:01 am
I try to connect with my grandkidsit’s not easy but I think I got mygrandson’s attention he was fishingflinging his line around though notdangerously I said I got hooked oncehe showed interest so ...


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