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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:04 am
 Faced with the daunting task of resurrecting Star Wars for the big screen, director J.J. Abrams takes the same approach he did when helming the Star Trek reboot – recycle the past, give fans e...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:03 am
 After watching music made in this area for decades, plus 15 years of helping list it weekly in Illinois Times, I am still amazed at the variety, talent and amount of good stuff happening. This w...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:02 am
 Yes, there is a punk band from Springfield called Hospital Job. Yes, they’ve toured the U.S. twice and western Europe. Yes, they have plans in the works for a 2016 East Coast tour and dates at...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:01 am
springfield peace vigil poem #1my tall cup of sweet milky teaon the seat beside me after thegrand meal served by the islamicfolk caught the eye of a small boytumbling with his buddies on the soft carp...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:16 am
 Hosted by the Springfield Heritage Sites Coalition, the fifth annual “An Historic Christmas” event highlights six of Springfield’s most beloved historic sites. During the event, the sites...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:15 am
 Gifted is a one-night-only contemporary art exhibition featuring artworks by the six talented leaders of The DEMO Project (Brad Balster, Brytton Bjorngaard, Shane Harris, Judah Johnson, Allison...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:14 am
 This weekend treat yourself or a loved one to a performance of the Springfield Theatre Centre’s production of Rock of Ages, the jukebox musical that features classic rock and glam metal hits f...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:13 am
I have a bad temper and I’m trying to change. Now when I’m mad, I leave the room to compose myself. Recently my boyfriend said something that really upset me. Taking a break allowed me to calmly e...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:10 am

For a good holiday read, curl up with Mrs. Modine

Mrs. Modine and the Case of the Haunted Halloween Séance. By D. Ann Johnson. ISBN 9781517140434. 206 pages. Available on Amazon or CreateSpace.Want to cozy up with a good mystery over the holidays? M...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:04 am
 On Aug. 12, 1819, the whaling ship Essex left Nantucket with a fresh lease on life. Wanting to keep it operational as long as possible, the company that owned the ship had given it a complete ov...


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