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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 12:00 am
This is probably the most interesting and handsome book to come out of central Illinois recently. The author will talk about and read from the book on Sat., Sept. 7, 2 p.m,. at the Vachel Lindsay Home. You'll want to own this collection about historic homes and the folks who lived in them. From Springfield to Shelbyville, Bloomington and beyond (there’s a section on the White House a...
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 12:00 am
Registration begins today for a unique class at the Springfield Art Association. "Most classes in small art communities focus on media and techniques," explains Robert Mazrim, co-instructor of Studies in Observation and Representation along with Erin Svendsen. "You expect to be taught, within a certain medium, a series of techniques - how to hold a brush, how to mix color and all that. O...
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 12:00 am
In just about two hours, Springfield poet Anita Stienstra will take on the role of  “Poet in the Parlor” at the Vachel Lindsay Home (603 S. 5th St). Stienstra will be presenting a 45 minute program, which will include readings from her own work as well as Vachel Lindsay’s poetry. "I think I’m going to bring my guitar," she says.  "I’ve se...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
Once again, Faingold at Large proudly presents "Between the Cracks" - the recurring feature designed to shine a light onto Springfield-area bands, and all in their own words, to boot. Join us, won't you? There's gold between them thar cracks! Today's BTC flashlight shines on Springfield's only apparent working free jazz ensemble, End Times Trio. (Answers below provided by Mark Schwart...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
OK. If you're so busy or brain dead you forgot you get a three-day weekend this weekend (like I did), you need to read this stuff below: Tonight, 7 p.m., at The Pharmacy a jazz show with Lucas Collins from N.Y. on percussion and
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:00 am
There is a new stone bench on the UIS campus dedicated to the late Rich Shereikis, a founding faculty member of UIS’s predecessor school and a long-time contributor to IT. (See “The right combination of sensibilities,” April 11, 2013.) The bench adorns the berm where West Lake Drive meets the campus ring roa...


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