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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
Visual Art
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
Poetry, Etc.
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,
Poetry, Etc.
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 am

A poem by Ginny Lee

Nixon died this week, 20 years ago on April 22, 1994. Photographer Ginny Lee wrote this poem on April 28, 1994 about the man for a class.   Nixon died last night  Well, I guess y
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
 Rain or shine, the 22nd annual Earth Fair will take place at Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 26. Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with the family. There will be environmental information, games
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
 Saturday evening, April 26, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign vocal artist and professor Ollie Watts Davis will re-create a historic performance at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Fol
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
 One of the most entertaining and fun times to be had this year will be at the Springfield Pride Drag Race on April 25 at its new location this year in the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Contestan
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 Enjoy the classic tale The Jungle Book April 18-19 presented by Springfield Theatre Centre. Gil and Ann Opferman are directing this beloved story of Mowgli the Indian boy raised by wolves i
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 Longtime rural Midwestern singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo headlines the Prairie Grapevine Folklore Society Concert on Tuesday evening, April 22. Known for his skillful guitar playing and singin
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 “Consumerism, Society and our Ecological Future” is the talk, Tuesday, April 22 at UIS Brookens Auditorium, by featured speaker Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College and a

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