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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am

Changes on the horizon for the convention center

Things had gotten pretty bad for the Prairie Capital Convention Center.“The building had 30-year-old galvanized plumbing,” recounts PCCC general manager Brian Oaks. “It was to the po
Performing Art
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am

An eclectic 2013-14 season is waiting in the wings

Sangamon Auditorium’s upcoming season, starting in September, is a heady mix of surefire crowd-pleasers and boundary pushing one-offs, finding Broadway touring companies rubbing shoulders with c
Feature
Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

A mural project is set to bring beauty to downtown

“It used to be scary down this way.”Barry Friedman, owner of the Alamo, 115 N. Fifth St., is reminiscing about conditions in downtown Springfield prior to the 2005 opening of the Abraham L
Music
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

Maestro Alastair Willis has great expectations for coming years

This past weekend marked the end of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s 20th anniversary season, which was the first under the musical direction of Maestro Alastair Willis. Willis did not conduct

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