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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 12:00 am

The behind-the-scenes process that brings foreign and indie films to town

Molly Schlich knows movies. She has organized the Springfield Art Association’s annual film festival for the past 18 years. The event, she says, was started not as a fundraiser, but as a way to
Performing Art
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 12:00 am

Locally produced short film debuts at UIS

Statistics are often hard to remember. We might forget that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS or that the global total is more than 30 million. We might not know that 25 percent of them d
Performing Art
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:00 am

Talented cast and crew get Muni season underway

Cast members from the organization’s three upcoming shows cheered wildly as Muni President Flynn Hanners mentioned them in his opening night remarks last Friday. As Hanners spoke, th
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 am

For affordable day-trips to Alton and St. Louis, take the train

Passenger rail may have seen its heyday come and go, but 21,000 miles of train track still crisscross America. Ten of Amtrak’s routes wind through Illinois and can connect those look
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:00 am

How one couple’s life changed after they decided to “Lose Big”

Angie Griffin never considered herself obese, but when her Body Mass Index revealed she fell into that category, she knew something had to change. Together with her husband, Derek, Angie
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

Popular attraction reopens for season

In the late 1950s, 4,000 drive-in movie theaters dotted America’s landscape. In that decade, 120 theaters, including The 66 Drive-In on Sixth Street and the Springfield Drive-In on D


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