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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am
  This is nowhere near what it was likeNot long ago, I had the honor of being asked to be the DJ at the wedding reception of some friends. OK, “DJ” might not be the most technically
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

With a new record deal, Looming moves to the next level

 "I’ve always maintained that culture starts at home, in local communities, through creative interaction. Revolutions always come up from the grass roots, not top-down through corporate hierar
Performing Art
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

New season at Sangamon Auditorium covers the waterfront

 The 2015-2016 season for Sangamon Auditorium, UIS has been announced, and at the risk of an internal contradiction, the shows, beginning in September, are typically eclectic. Auditorium director
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 am

Performance video of song from album

Ahead of tomorrow's cover story about Springfield band Looming, click on the link below to check out this exclusive performance video - a composite of footage shot both in their practice space and at
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:00 am

Mini-documentary on recently signed Springfield punk band

This week's IT cover story will introduce our readers to Looming, the dynamic young Springfield band that is spearheading the lively Southtown punk scene.Before the issue hits the stands. check out t
The Scene
Friday, June 12, 2015 12:00 am
  It is time to listen to this week\'s version of THE SCENE. The lovely Allison Lacher, an art professor, artist, curator, etc. etc. joins Scott Faingold and Rachel for this edition. The DEMO proj
IT: Off The Clock
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:00 am

Blog will investigate life outside the newsroom

 Week in and week out, the staff writers at Illinois Times bring the world of central Illinois politics and culture to life with in-depth reporting and commentary on the most important, unusual a
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am

Plan now to take in summer sounds

 That sibilant sizzling in the air is the sound of a spectacularly sultry summer concert season. In town and throughout the region, it’s clear that if you don’t manage to see any great gigs t
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 am

Youthful businesses crowd-source a nonprofit

 Over the years there have been many attempts to revitalize Springfield’s long-dilapidated Southtown neighborhood, including having it designated by the city council “a housing and urban rede
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am
 Historian Richard Wightman Fox, contributor to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s blog and author of the recently published book Lincoln’s Body (W.W. Norton, 2015), made a


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