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News
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Charles Palmer served 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit

 “It’s a great day and the journey’s just starting,” said a visibly emotional Charles Palmer of Decatur, surrounded by a jubilant crush of family and friends on Nov. 23. Palmer was releas
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 Calvin Johnson, who will perform this Wednesday as Selector Dub Narcotic, has had a lasting influence on independent and underground music that is hard to overestimate. Beginning way back in 198
Visual Art
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am

The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space: Collaborations

 The Pharmacy has been presenting quarterly group shows featuring work by its member artists since November 2011. Through the ensuing five years, a change of location and many members joining and
Music
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am

Despite adversity, music festival set to show off Southtown improvements

 Kicking off this Friday, June 10, at 5 p.m., Dumb Fest is one of two annual music festivals hosted every summer by the scrappy, consistently ambitious, all-ages punk venue Black Sheep Café, loc
Summerguide
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

Plan now for some dancing in the streets

 To paraphrase Martha and the Vandellas, summer’s almost here and the time is almost right for dancing in the streets. Here’s a handy guide to some of the musical highlights coming to the are
Feature
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

“The Studio Show” uses YouTube to shine a spotlight on Springfield creativity

 What started as just an excuse for a group of friends to hang out has turned into a Springfield-focused, bi-weekly web series generating a strong buzz and garnering increasing numbers of viewers
Movies
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Red carpet premier at the Hoogland Saturday

 Before “I Do,” the latest feature from Springfield filmmaker Kimberly Conner, was a long time in the making. The first draft of the script for the film, which has its premier at the Hoogland
Feature
Thursday, March 24, 2016 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. This time we decided to hold a contest as a way of findin

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