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Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am
This is the second in a series of posts leading up to Saturday's (July 13) group exhibit of work by members  and guests of Springfield art collective The Pharmacy. "I have a general idea of where I want to start, and kind of where I'm headed," says Peoria-based artist Sarah Nesbit of her experience painting, "but as the process unfolds, I end up ultimately arriving...
Friday, July 5, 2013 12:00 am
A. D. Carson has been a leading member of Springfield's literary, educational and musical communities for years. He published the novel Cold in 2011, followed by The City, a book of shorter pieces, this past October. Carson has been writer-in-residence at Benedictin...
Friday, July 5, 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 spotlight lands on local rock and roll madmen Texas Trucker Speed Fiends who will be performing this very evening at Bar None. ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
This Friday July 5th marks the first of several events under the Springfield Renaissance umbrella. Presented by the not-for-profit Illinois Independent Arts Association, the shows have been created with an eye toward "supporting the young music community through arts and entertainment," according to IIAA board member Eric Heyen, who hopes that this will be the first of many monthly s...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:00 am
Cornfucius himself Springfield was deprived of one of its most clever, charismatic and confrontational musicians when long-time hip-hop producer-rapper-instrumentalist CornBread (real name Andre Middleton)  recently relocated to California, where he is pursuing a degree from the Los Angeles Recording School. Cornbread is back in town this week for vacation and will be headlining his ow...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Continuing an apparent tradition of sneaking quirky and / or acclaimed and / or independent movies onto and off of Springfield screens so stealthily that local cinephiles may never realize they were here at all, AMC Showplace 12 is currently showing The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola's (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette) latest slice of distaff angst. The fact-base...
Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am
It may be raining cats and dogs (or any other less cliched species) but there are still three - count 'em - music festivals happening in the Springfield area today. The Black Sheep (S. Grand & 11th) is playing host to DumbFest from 1-10PM featuring twenty (!)  punk and alternative bands, including Tenement, Big Eyes, Lumpy & the Dumpers and Soap Scum. For the more THC-m...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:58 am
The perpetual lament of the local band has always and forever remained: Why won't those bastards at the alt-weekly ever give us the time of day? Well, prepare to whine no more! Faingold at Large hereby presents Between the Cracks - a new feature designed to shine a light onto lesser-known, quite possibly up-and-coming Springfield-area bands, and all in their own words, to boot. Join us, won't you...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 03:34 pm
Tonight, Oho-bred, ironically monikered hip-hop collective Scribbling Idiots will headline the Torch Tuesday stage. They've been compared to a nascent Wu-Tang Clan and have opened shows for The Pharcyde and Witchdoctor.                                                                  Also on tonight's bill are Decatur / Champaign natives Big Treezz, ...

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