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News
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

Visiting artist takes a pedestrian view of Enos Park

  “I’m not interested in what I think.”So proclaimed multidisciplinary artist Astrid Kaemmerling when queried about her personal opinions regarding the Enos Park neighborhood and her experi
News
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

Rosenwald film tells story of Springfield-born philanthropist

 Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) helped turn Sears, Roebuck and Co. from a middling mail order firm into a retail megalith. According to Wikipedia, between 1895 and 1907, annual sales of the company
News
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

District 186 superintendent warns schools could close by 2018 without state budget

“It’s an interesting time to lead in an educational environment,” said District 186 superintendent Jennifer Gill during a recent interview. “I mean, no business would say, ‘We have no idea h
Visual Art
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

Painting a downtown alley to give it a big-city feel

 Downtown Springfield Inc.’s image and design committee’s most recent project will come to fruition this Thursday evening with…a party in an alley.Of course, that’s not the whole story. T
News
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am
“Fire science in the’80s and ’90s was more of an art form than a science,” said Lauren Kaeseberg, legal director of the Illinois Innocence Project’s Chicago office. “Today it is much more
Visual Art
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am

The SAA kicks off a summer of unique programming

 The Springfield Art Association is currently in high gear with a unique exhibit featuring nearly 300 specimens of modernist furniture and décor. The SAA is also now hosting the first two visiti
Feature
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am

“The 21st” gives voice to Illinois

 I believe that Illinois is a lot more connected than people portray it to be,” said Niala Boodhoo, host of the daily NPR talk show “The 21st” which airs live Monday through Friday at 11 a.
Music
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 am
 “I’m mostly interested in expanding the palette of sound,” said Chatham-based musician Mark Schwartz, who records under the name Forest Saints. “I don’t really see a distinction betwee
News
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 am

Ken Lam is the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s director

 After a season-long search, Ken Lam has been announced as the new music director for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, replacing Alastair Willis, who left the position vacant when he ended his co
Performing Art
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 am

Sangamon Auditorium offers something for everyone in the director’s last hurrah

 The far-reaching 2017-2018 Sangamon Auditorium season will take audiences from Motown to mariachi and from murder mystery to Mummenschanz. It is the final season to be programmed by Bob Vaughn,

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