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Culture
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:00 am

The arts scene in Springfield finds vitality in niche markets

“We’re grateful that we still have this nice space to be in. It’s really made a big difference to what we’ve been able to deliver to the community,” says Janet Seitz Carl
Music
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:00 am

Jeff Williams of NIL8 has been creating music and art in Springfield for 30 years

Rock musician. Fine artist. Cycling champion. If lifelong Springfield resident Jeff Williams does not qualify as a genuine renaissance man, he’ll have to do until one comes along. In addition, t
Visual Art
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am

The Pharmacy ups the ante and throws a party

Since mounting its first group show on 11/11/11, upstart local art collective The Pharmacy has already become something of a Springfield institution. Along with providing work space for a variety of a
Music
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am

The Illinois Symphony starts fresh with a new musical director

“The power of music can unite a community,” says Alastair Willis, brand new music director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. “That’s what we all need to be striving towards.
News
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Public radio affiliate switches weekday focus from music to news

Change doesn’t have to be painful. At least that’s what WUIS general manager Bill Wheelhouse is hoping will be the case this summer, when the venerable radio station plans to shift from it
Performing Art
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am

Scott Richardson’s theatrical labor of love brings eclectic culture to Springfield

“I would say buying real estate is an emotional decision,” says Scott Richardson. “It’s probably not the wisest move, but sometimes you follow the heart. So we bought a theater
Music
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am

Mike Doughty performs at Legacy Theatre March 30

Mike Doughty has been through the ringer. The former lead vocalist for sample-heavy ’90s alternative-rock mainstays Soul Coughing (“Super Bon Bon,” “Circles”) has put a l
Profile
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 12:00 am

A songwriter’s long, winding road from high school rocker to Sangamon Songs

To call Tom Irwin a fixture on the Springfield music scene would be something of an understatement. Beginning in the mid-1970s as a bass player and eventual frontman for various local rock bands, stra

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