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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:45 pm

The season offers plenty of fine listening in central Illinois

Classical music is reaping rewards for listeners and practitioners alike in the 21st century, thanks to ease of accessibility provided to concert planners and fans. Increasingly part of “classic...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 09:41 am

Visit the fun and quirky DeMoulin Museum

About an hour and a half south of Springfield, meandering down highway 127 to where it intersects Interstate 70, is the town of Greenville. According to the town fathers it has been hailed as “a...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 02:54 am
ONGOING Artist on the Plaza Aug 26, 31, Sep 02, 12-1pm, Tuesday and Thursday outdoor instrumental, vocal, dance or musical theater performance. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Pla...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:06 am

What to do and where to go in the old Eighth Judicial Circuit

A recent estimate by the Abraham Lincoln Association puts the number of distinct titles about Lincoln at 17,000. Add another hundred or so generated by the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial, and Lincoln may i...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:06 am

Concerts and music fests from central Illinois to St. Louis

Normally, as autumn goes in the Midwest, things begin to cool off, but that isn’t so with live music. This fall has a number of options within an afternoon’s drive from Springfield, and th...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:02 am

The season’s guide to theater in central Illinois

As many Springfield residents look forward to the weather finally cooling down, fans of locally produced entertainment can’t wait for the theater season to heat up. It might seem counter-intuiti...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:00 am

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Autumn is showtimeThe season’s guide to theater in Central IllinoisFun at fall festivalsVisit Mt. Vernon for art and wineSurprising GreenvilleVisit the fun and quirky DeMoulin MuseumFall classic...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 04:45 pm
As the days become shorter, the temperature cools, and leaves turn vibrant colors of yellow, orange and brown. The Springfield area is not short on its variety of fall festivals sure to keep you and y...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 01:42 pm

College football matchups are just a few hours away and help a good cause

While there is no shortage of great prep gridiron action or NFL team spirit in Springfield, the capital city's offering of college football leaves something to be desired. Sure, ...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 01:03 am

Courthouse replica offers a feel for 19th century justice

Despite local opposition, in 1929 Henry Ford bought and dismantled the courthouse in Postville and had it set up again at his Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. The courthouse...


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