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Feature
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
 Each year the cover of Capital City Visitor, published by Illinois Times, features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by a central Illinois artist.  In 2017, for the second year in a row, we dec
Feature
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am

Illinois State Museum reopens with a plan to revitalize

 The Illinois State Museum, founded in 1877, reopened its doors on July 2, 2016, after being closed for nine months due to budget cuts at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The closing
Performing Art
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am

Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce

 “I had always had this dream to do a play about Abraham Lincoln’s wedding,” said Springfield Art Association curator of collections Erika Holst. “I have zero theater background, so I jus
Visual Art
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am

DEMO’s current show also relies on darkness

Springfield’s independent contemporary gallery known as DEMO Project is heading into its final year. The small building on the Springfield Art Association campus is expected to meet its long-ordaine
Visual Art
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Self-described by founder and director Alex Martin as “DIY rogue theater,” Springfield’s  Absurdist People’s Theater Troupe would like nothing more than to shake things up in Spring
News
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

Festival founder Eric Welch calls it quits

 After 12 years of directing and coordinating the SOHO Music Festival, founder Eric Welch is stepping away. “I’ve come to the realization that I can’t do it one more year,” Welch said. �
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

District 186 students experience a dynamic cultural awareness program

 On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, at Erin’s Pavilion, Springfield Public School District 186 held a series of unprecedented sessions addressing the subject of “cultural relevance,” popu
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am

Art openings last week highlight variety of talent

 On Jan. 14 the downtown YMCA hosted an event called the “Cookies & Canvas Monster Mash Up,” during which kids between the ages of six and 12 were encouraged to draw depictions of monster
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Three fresh voices aim to shake up Springfield’s literary scene

 Poetry is at once the most marginalized and the most accessible of art forms. Pretty much anyone with both a thought and the desire to express it can jot down a few words and head to the local c

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