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Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 12:00 am

Kimberly Conner’s Jump In has red carpet premiere

Midway through the filming of Jump In, director Kimberly Conner of Springfield faced a day of personal reckoning.“We were on day five of a 10-day shoot,” she recalls. “My emotions we
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am

Hope Springs Apartments helps build independence for tenants with mental disabilities

“I love this palace,” beams Joann, sitting on a flower-patterned couch as mid-morning sunlight floods her one-bedroom apartment. A Spongebob Squarepants episode plays muted in the backgrou
Music
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 12:00 am

Torch Tuesday blows the roof off the sucka… respectfully

Nobody can accuse the crowd at Torch Tuesday of not knowing how to party. Springfield’s most prominent showcase for regional hip-hop talent presented the second annual Torch Tuesday Awards on Ja
Performing Art
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 12:00 am

Hedwig is a “transformative” rock musical

“The word of the day is ‘immersion,’” says Legacy Theatre owner Scott Richardson, and truthfully there are few more appropriate terms to describe the Legacy’s production
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.

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