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Saturday, May 4, 2013 04:48 pm
ISO guest pianist Martina Filjak Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling The Illinois Symphony Orchestra will be closing out its 20th anniversary season (and first under the musical direction of Maestro Alastair Willis) in just a few hours with the appropriately named Fabulous Finale. Tonight'...
Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:58 am

I once took two different women to see the same band a month or so apart. It was a group whose music I really enjoyed, but I suppose it would generally be considered difficult-- noisy, discordant and exploratory, fusing elements of avant-garde jazz and punk rock in a theatrical way that was as much about attitude as artistic expres...
Friday, May 3, 2013 06:37 pm
A while back, in “Teaching idiots,” I ventured the view that it has never been easier than it is today to give oneself an education. I did not however settle the question of whether is might be wise to do so. The self-taught tend to have patchy educations. This can be bad, it can be good. You know less than people schooled to a...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 06:29 pm
James Krohe Jr. Remember the news, announced by District 186 in March, that 68 of Springfield’s 1,329 public school teachers did not have the required paperwork in their personnel files showing them to be fit for the classroom? This except from A New Guide for Emigrants to the West, written by the American Baptist ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 01:21 pm
Agent Orange performs tonight at Bar None It's not just Tuesday, it's Torch Tuesday, which is when hip-hop happens in Springfield. Tonight BET's 106 & Park finalist Agent Orange brings his barely contained rage and tight freestyle skills to the stage. Also on the bill are the very popular Scooby da Lyricist, HSMG and a mixtape release from Junior. Check out all the artists below. The do...
Friday, April 26, 2013 02:50 pm
.htmtableborders, .htmtableborders td, .htmtableborders th {border : 1px dashed lightgrey ! important;} html, body { border: 0px; } body { background-color: #ffffff; } img, hr { cursor: default } Cinephiles and horror fans itching for a road trip can rejoice this weekend as Champaign's redoubtable Art Theater Co-op ho...
Monday, April 22, 2013 01:23 pm
Storyteller Linda Gorham and the kids of St. Patrick Catholic School (Photo courtesy Jessica Wilmarth, Development Director for St. Patrick Catholic School) This morning the entire student body of St. Patrick Catholic School (100 students, pre-K through 5th grade) got to transform en masse into an overbearing bear, a sassy chipmunk, and a menagerie ...

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