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Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:00 am
People from all over Springfield plan to meet this Saturday morning at Laurel United Methodist Church, at the corner of Walnut Street and South Grand Avenue. They won’t
Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:00 am
Soon after Tim Davlin took office as mayor, his administration created a new organization, Springfield Green, to promote city beautification. The private-public partnership started as a c
Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:00 am
The last time Marita Brake played Springfield was in 1967, and the location was the Something Else Coffeehouse, located in an old brownstone on the northeast corner of Fourth and Capitol.
Visual Art
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:00 am
Oh the Places I’ve Been, the newest exhibit at Prairie Art Alliance, features paintings by Springfield artists Tiffany Beane, Shirley Caldwell Smith, and Leonard Gaither. I visited wit
Visual Art
Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:00 am
Over the past decade, Robert Sill began noticing a trend that disturbed him: Gallery spaces had grown, and large-scale works tended to dominate shows. But bigger isn’t always better, a
Visual Art
Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:00 am
Michael Dunbar still has a problem with his early school years: “When you know what you’re going to do and you have to listen to teachers and figure out ‘Ho
Visual Art
Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:00 am
Quincy philanthropist John Willis Gardner accomplished two goals in one stroke when he founded the Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design in 1977, preserving important pieces of Quincy&
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 12:00 am
The Springfield Art Association shows off part of its outstanding collection of early-20th-century paintings at a special exhibit that continues through March 19. The show includes the fir
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 12:00 am
Visiting the art gallery on the second floor of the Illinois State Museum is comparable to discovering a cookie factory in your neighbor’s garage, two doors away. It ma
Visual Art
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 12:00 am
Call it destiny: Small-town girl or boy seeks fame and fortune in the big city and falls for an uptown opposite number, and the couple lives happily ever after. Lady Luck dea


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