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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 01:08 pm

Art, music, poetry yield new song for Chris Vallillo

Central Illinois roots musician and songwriter Chris Vallillo found inspiration at the Dana-Thomas house this summer. While performing a series of shows at the Springfield state historic site as pa...
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 09:27 am

Thao Le captures post-hardcore band performance

Thao Le is at it again. She was out at The Castle Theater in Bloomington on Sept. 24 to see and capture in images, Touche Amore, a post-hardcore band from California. As Le stated, “They're curr...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 03:21 pm

A central Illinois artist who was simply extraordinary

Almost two years ago, George Colin was the reason for my visit to Salisbury, Illinois. I was collecting info to write an Illinois Times article about a new book featuring Vachel Lindsay’s poem ��...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 11:01 am

A man with three first names fighting for the every man

Today by chance, I read about a young man who died recently. Jacob David George was a banjo-playing singer/songwriter, bicyclist/activist who rode across the country with a message. His message was...
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 01:39 pm

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinios State Fair

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinois State Fair....
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 02:23 pm

My tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams – yup, here, too -- my mind is full of him today. A friend and I had lunch recently. He was troubled deeply, cried as he told me his mother-in-law had killed herself while dru...
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 10:28 am
Springfield’s Thao Le ventured out to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe this weekend to the 311 concert. Formed in the ’90s, the five-member alternative rock band is wrapping up their summe...
Monday, July 28, 2014 08:44 am
This is Kevin Stein. Who is Kevin Stein? He is the Illinois Poet Laureate, and has been since 2003. Stein teaches English at Bradley University.So why I am telling you about Kevin Stein? Bec...
Saturday, July 26, 2014 06:37 pm

Springfield Art Association Paint the Street

 The black tent was the closest shelter. I was worried about my phone and purse contents. Folks were crowded under the Myers Building overhang. It was really starting to pour. The sky was dark. T...
Friday, June 13, 2014 08:19 am

A poem by Hugh Moore

 FULL MOON: CORN MOON It hears a root make movement in the soil, words that leaves make when the wind comes strong and sudden. Reads that map the shadows trace to show where...

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