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News
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Not making fun of Springfield, but making Springfield fun

 Eight months ago, Springfield-based web series “The Studio Show” – which takes a quirky and humorous look at area arts and community – was featured on the cover of IT (“Making Springfi
News
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Amanda Vinicky, longtime WUIS reporter, on Illinois politics and her new job in Chicago

 As Statehouse bureau chief for Illinois Public Radio, Amanda Vinicky has been a familiar, authoritative voice on WUIS for a decade, providing excellent coverage of state politics and government.
Visual Art
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Gallery’s recent opening boasted a catwalk and live models

 Since first opening in the summer of 2011, the Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space has transformed from a group of scrappy upstarts to something of an area institution – all without losing a combin
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

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