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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2pm and 8pm & Sunday, Dec. 15, 2pm

 Springfield Ballet Company presents its 39th annual Nutcracker at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Dec. 14 and 15. Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, the dance follows Clara and her Nutcracker fr
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30pm

 Needing no introduction, this gold and platinum, No. 1-selling Christmas artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller takes to the Sangamon Auditorium stage on Monday, Dec. 16. You won’t want to m
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 7:30pm and Sunday, 15, 1:30pm

 Wynyard Browne’s play, The Holly and the Ivy, will be performed Dec. 13-15 by a cast of local folk at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Set in 1940s England, the heartwarming tale begins on Ch
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Friday, Dec. 13, 6pm and 8pm

 The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra opens its season with two hour-long “Happy Hour” concerts on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in downtown
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 The Legacy Theatre continues its “brew and view” rock documentary series with the last of three screenings. Friday, Dec. 6, see Broadway Idiot. From punk mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to t
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
If you’re looking for a unique and serene Christmas activity to welcome in the season, the Franciscan Nativity Festival takes place at the Chiara Center throughout the first weekend in December. Exp
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 Springfield Theatre Centre presents Annie, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. The beloved musical set during the Depression follows an optimist orphan named Annie from her life in an orphanage to the
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 The Springfield Jaycees invite folks to line the streets of downtown for the 42nd annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. The evening parade featuring Santa and the theme Holiday Stories be
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 My father likes to recite the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer. “I think that I shall never see / a poem lovely as a tree.” We’re quite the tree and bird family. My mother’s email even has bird in the address.
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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Dec. 2-12, 11am-6pm

 University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery will hold its annual Silent Auction Benefit Dec. 2-12. This is a great opportunity to support art programming at UIS while acquiring extrao

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