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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:00 am

Ice-T tears up Club 217 on Saturday; also Abstract Giants and Josh Ritter’s latest

SHOWS-A-GO-GO! The band is big, and the sound is bigger — if only the Abstract Giants could get a break. The eight-member Chicago-based hip-hop band is well known around Chicago&#
Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:00 am

Sufjan Stevens is back with more Illinoise — and this time Springfield doesn't get the shaft

CD EXCHANGE: You weren’t the only disgruntled Springfield inhabitant who tore the shrink wrap off Illinois, Sufjan Stevens’ ode to the Land of Lincoln, only to find that the sole
Thursday, April 6, 2006 12:00 am

Boss Martians, the Coup, and notable new releases

SHOWS A-GO-GO! You will like the Boss Martians, because Steven Van Zandt likes the Boss Martians. The Seattle foursome won the coveted “Coolest Song of the Year” on Little Steven
Performing Art
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 12:00 am

Theatreworks stages the comedic and unsettling drama Stop Kiss

Don’t call Diana Son’s 1998 play Stop Kiss a political piece. It’s a love story. The first time Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, assistant professor of theater at Illinoi
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood offers quality gallery art for the biannual live auction

New York art doesn’t pop up in Springfield too often, but thanks to a biannual fundraiser hosted by Planned Parenthood Springfield, locals get a chance to see and buy a range of works
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 12:00 am

Springfield’s second generation continues to rock for the kids

To roll down MacArthur Boulevard toward the lively interchange of Wabash and Stanford avenues is to forget that Wabash Curve ever existed. The four-lane intersection offers a
Film - Chuck Koplinski
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 12:00 am

Local film buff fills the indie niche with a festival

Molly Schlich frequently travels from her home in Springfield to theaters in Champaign, Decatur, and St. Louis to see independent films. But for the next few months Schlich w
Visual Art
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 12:00 am

Oak Terrace resident makes merry with discarded jewelry

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and Dick Oglesby, 76, has taken the old saying to heart by creating a holiday display consisting of old jewelry donated
Visual Art
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 12:00 am

SAA opens its inaugural Holiday Hall Exhibition and Sale this weekend

The Springfield Art Association opens its inaugural Holiday Hall Exhibition and Sale this weekend. The event marks a departure from the themes of past holiday exhibitions in favor of a fine-
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 12:00 am

How Expressions in the Dark became one of Springfield’s most successful artistic efforts, and a place for a city to come together

The dimly lit performance hall pulses with a quiet beat. Men and women wearing their best “I just can’t help looking cool” attire make their way around


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