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Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am
 Maybe you’ve heard the St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois Pipes and Drums. If you thought they were amazing, listen to several regional bag pipes and drum groups at noon and 5:30 p.m.
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Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 am

Illustration contest winners announced

This just in: A contest encouraging children to illustrate the poetry of Vachel Lindsay generated 200 submissions of turtles, crows and other colorful critters. The top 15 drawings will be recog
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 Springfield Theatre Centre wraps up its season with Little Shop of Horrors May 9-11 and 16-18 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Maybe you saw the 1986 film or the Broadway production, either
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 Fat Ass 5K and Street Party for charity is a real 5K race on Saturday, May 10, for those wanting to get timed. But it’s also a party with bands and food along the route that less than serious
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 Springfield’s newest contemporary art gallery, DEMO Project, presents Vortex and Blooms from artist Travis Janssen, visiting assistant professor of 2D Foundations and Printmaking at Southern I
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am
 Springfield Art Association’s part in the Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield kicks off Saturday, May 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., with an opening reception of its month-long exhibit titled, Come Cr
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am
 We’re excited about these new Friday night shindigs at the Illinois State Museum. This Friday, May 2, is another good time to explore the museum when they present a Latin-themed evening called
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am
 Thursday, May 8, Hoogland Center for the Arts opens its doors for the next installment of PechaKucha. The great thing about these dynamic get-togethers is that no two are alike, except for the f
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield celebrates 20 years

 The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is going strong after 20 years. That’s a feat for any nonprofit. That might be called a small miracle for a diverse group of people trying to arrang
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

A song by John C. Van Orman

On the last evening of National Poetry Month, I want to share with you a song authored by John C. Van Orman called “Vachel Lindsay Walks Springfield.” It is about Vachel Lindsay (pictured above,

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