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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00 am

Illinois State Museum exhibit shows the growth of a state and a future president

Abraham Lincoln surrounds visitors to and residents of central Illinois. The Lincoln image the region presents and sells to the world, however, is often a caricature. Tourists may encount
Visual Art
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 12:00 am

St. Louis museum to display art from the Ming dynasty

Beginning Feb. 22, people from across the nation will head to St. Louis for a chance to see a backgammon board. The gilded board, from Beijing’s Palace Museum,
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Locally produced documentary chronicles Lincoln’s time in central Illinois

Noted historian and author of the best-selling Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, says that Lincoln’s days in Illinois were “the root of his political education.” Kearn
Performing Art
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Local actors present a Valentine’s Day dinner theater

The Cubs-White Sox rivalry runs deep in Illinois, and plays a significant part in Bob Bartel’s Dinner with the Mafia, an interactive and locally produced show with two performances on Saturday,
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 12:00 am

Springfield event celebrates Coen brothers’ cult film

A decade before taking the stage at the Kodak Theater to accept Oscars for Best Writing, Best Directing, and Best Picture for No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen were mak
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 12:00 am

Art Association announces festival lineup

Voir Il y a Longtemps Que Je T’aime et Auf Der Anderen Seite à Springfield. Translation: See I’ve Loved You So Long and The Edge of Heaven in Springfield. The clo
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 12:00 am

Local comics hone their skills at monthly open-mic night

Gov. Rod Blagojevich better run and hide. The comedians at Donnie B’s Funny Bone in Springfield have him in their sights. The Gov, the minimum wa
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 12:00 am

Fun with an electric vehicle in Springfield

David Brunson has grown accustomed to the staring, the pointing, the laughing, the questions, and the picture taking. When he bought his electric car three years ago, he had no idea it would command
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield filmmaker gathers awards and tries to get noticed

"Great art comes from great pain," utters cult film legend Lloyd Kaufman halfway through The Art of Pain, which won Best Comedy in last month's Route 66 Film Festival. The fe


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