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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 ...
Saturday, April 20, 2013 04:26 pm
As if there weren't already enough choices for entertainment tonight, one of Springfield's most venerable music venues is hosting a full and varied evening of rootsy music in the form of Crowe Fest 2013 at Crows Mill School (1220 Toronto Rd.) .
The first part of the evening's program will take full advantage of the gorgeous weather out in the beer garden, where sets from Micah Walk &...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:55 am

Epsom in a rare pensive moment (l-r: Tim Harte, Scott Faingold, Steven Sgro). Photo by Kristopher Zander. Epsom is a minimalistic post-punk garage trio which I cofounded with my friends and musical brothers-in-arms Steven Sgro and Tim Harte (and Epsom emeritus member Gary Walnuts Swaggerty) but that's another story). Our repertoire consists of songs we have written together over the ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:31 am
Les Luger
Tonight's edition of the ongoing Torch Tuesday concert series might be the best chance yet to see the cream of Springfield hip-hop talent on one stage. In honor of the birthday of scene mainstay Les Luger - winner of Single of the Year at this past January's Torch Tuesday Awards - a variety of local artists will be performing. In addition to Luger, the show will feature se...
Saturday, April 13, 2013 03:08 pm
The late Patsy Cline The word inimitable doesn't seem far off the mark when talking about the huge, resonant force of nature that was Patsy Cline's singing voice, but that isn't stopping the Legacy Theatre and Roxy Productions from doing their damnedest to resurrect the sound and spirit of the down-home diva, who perished in a plane crash 50 years ago last month at age 30. Based on...
Saturday, April 13, 2013 02:06 pm
Millikin University Latin Jazz Project Operational since 1993, Millikin University's Latin Jazz Project has been among the best-regarded of collegiate jazz groups. Tomorrow afternoon, they will be providing curious Springfield listeners a chance to hear the new influences they picked up during a recent trip to Havana, Cuba as they groove through a plethora of jazz, pop and world music...
Friday, April 12, 2013 02:03 pm
In noting the recent death of Rich Shereikis, I neglected to note what was perhaps his best work as a critic. In his review of Alan Ehrenhalt’s The Lost City, Rich exposed the nostalgia that so often masquerades as retrospective sociology. That book espoused what the author called “Forgotten Virtues of ...

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