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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

The Route 66 Film Festival, Nov. 1 and 2, opens a local window on the world of independent movies

For more than 10 years, the Route 66 Film Festival has been screening independent films from around the world for Springfield audiences. Not that local filmgoers have always been aware of it. “I wear my festival button all the time,” says Route 66 executive board member Lana Wildman, “and I almost always have to explain to people what it’s about.”
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

The Illinois Symphony season opens Saturday with ‘Centennial Celebration’

 This week marks the start of Alastair Willis’ second season as music director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The energetic maestro is nearly bursting with enthusiasm for all that is in st
Visual Art
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Vachel Lindsay-inspired exhibit is a study in contrasts

 “Blow ashes into flame. Start a brotherhood of your own. Live in the New City that is revealed to you, as we are living in our City and in the streets of our Tomorrow.” – Vachel Linds


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