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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

Sunday, Nov. 8-10

 The 27th annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival returns to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Nov. 8-10. Six concerts are scheduled for Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

Through Nov. 30

The brainchild of retired teachers, Holiday Book Drive is a program to get books into the hands of children who might not have the opportunity to learn to love reading. In its fourth year, donations o
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

Nov. 8-10

 Royal Hanneford Circus comes to town to delight and amaze audiences young and old at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Nov. 8-10. Six shows are slated with morning, afternoon and eveni
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am

Friday, Nov. 1, 5-8pm

 Joining the Downtown First Fridays lineup is the Illinois State Museum. Nov. 1, Springfield’s unsung gem will stay open past hours and present an array of activities. In the lobby, you can wat
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am

Saturday, Nov. 2, 5pm and 8pm

 Back by popular demand, Second City returns for two shows to the Hoogland Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 2. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes rip
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am

Friday, Nov. 1, 6-10pm • Saturday, Nov. 2, 10am-11:30, 12-5, 5:30-10pm

 Nov. 1-2, independent films from 14 different countries will be shown at this year’s Route 66 Film Fest, Springfield’s own version of the infamous Sundance Film Festival. Included in the lot
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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 12:00 am

A Haunted Handbook

You didn't ask for it; but here it is. Chicago Haunted Handbook: 99 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in the Around the Windy City by Jeff Morris and Vince Sheilds. Buy yours today if you're headed to Ch
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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:00 am
An important message to get out to folks. Oct. 1 marked the kick-off of the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This month the U.S Department of Homeland Securi
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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:00 am

Making poetry more accessible

A recently posted article by Austen Rosenfeld, "Why Billy Collins is America's Most Popular Poet," points out pertinent thoughts about poetry today. Mainly, has academia hijacked the art of poet

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