IllinoisTimes - IT Overflow http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-118-1-it-overflow.html Wed, 29 Jul 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Photo Gallery: The Pharmacy Highbrow/Lowbrow reception tonight and tomorrow http://illinoistimes.com/article-15193-photo-gallery-the-pharmacy-highbrow_lowbrow-reception-tonight-and-tomorrow.html Photo Gallery: The Pharmacy Highbrow/Lowbrow reception tonight and tomorrow
 Tonight and tomorrow The Pharmacy will be presenting its latest show of new work by member artists. Photographer Pat Yeagle got some shots of the exhibit while it was still being constructed. Wa...]]>
Torch Tuesday is on fire in the new year http://illinoistimes.com/article-14929-torch-tuesday-is-on-fire-in-the-new-year.html Torch Tuesday is on fire in the new year
The Springfield hip-hop scene closed out 2014 with a smattering og well-attended events including a recent Peoria vs. Springfiled rap battle, last week's New Year's Eve show and an industry showcase...]]>
Taking note - Art, music, poetry yield new song for Chris Vallillo http://illinoistimes.com/article-14576-taking-note.html Taking note - Art, music, poetry yield new song for Chris Vallillo
Central Illinois roots musician and songwriter Chris Vallillo found inspiration at the Dana-Thomas house this summer. While performing a series of shows at the Springfield state historic site as pa...]]>
Touche Amore - Thao Le captures post-hardcore band performance http://illinoistimes.com/article-14548-touche-amore.html Touche Amore - Thao Le captures post-hardcore band performance
Thao Le is at it again. She was out at The Castle Theater in Bloomington on Sept. 24 to see and capture in images, Touche Amore, a post-hardcore band from California. As Le stated, “They're curr...]]>
Video Preview: Special Red at DEMO Project this evening http://illinoistimes.com/article-14547-video-preview-special-red-at-demo-project-this-evening.html Video Preview: Special Red at DEMO Project this evening
  Brooklyn artist Victoria Calabro has transformed the DEMO Project space into a neon pink beachfront. If you don't believe me, head over there yourself for the opening reception today from...]]>
Art Opening at UIS Gallery tonight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14546-art-opening-at-uis-gallery-tonight.html Art Opening at UIS Gallery tonight
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Remembering George Colin - A central Illinois artist who was simply extraordinary http://illinoistimes.com/article-14517-remembering-george-colin.html Remembering George Colin - A central Illinois artist who was simply extraordinary
Almost two years ago, George Colin was the reason for my visit to Salisbury, Illinois. I was collecting info to write an Illinois Times article about a new book featuring Vachel Lindsay’s poem ��...]]>
Who was Jacob David George - A man with three first names fighting for the every man http://illinoistimes.com/article-14490-who-was-jacob-david-george.html Who was Jacob David George - A man with three first names fighting for the every man
Today by chance, I read about a young man who died recently. Jacob David George was a banjo-playing singer/songwriter, bicyclist/activist who rode across the country with a message. His message was...]]>
Tonight in St Louis - Black Lips with King Khan & BBQ Show http://illinoistimes.com/article-14458-tonight-in-st-louis-black-lips-with-king-khan-bbq-show.html Tonight in St Louis - Black Lips with King Khan & BBQ Show
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Art weekend! Tonight: DEMO Project, tomorrow night, The Pharmacy http://illinoistimes.com/article-14456-art-weekend_-tonight-demo-project-tomorrow-night-the-pharmacy.html Art weekend! Tonight: DEMO Project, tomorrow night, The Pharmacy
It's a big weekend for the visual arts in Springfield, with openings at the DEMO Project tonight and The Pharmacy's 10th group exhibition on Saturday.The DEMO Project (732 North Fourth Street) is ce...]]>
Hey Rockers! It's the American Music Show - Tonight & Tomorrow http://illinoistimes.com/article-14457-hey-rockers_-its-the-american-music-show-tonight-tomorrow.html Hey Rockers! It's the American Music Show - Tonight & Tomorrow
 The return of the American Music Show is just hours away! Check out the videos below and then head to Donnie's homespun:Tonight at 6:30 - The Whistle Pigs   Now q...]]>
Torch Tuesday Tonight: The Return of Corn Bread! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14399-torch-tuesday-tonight-the-return-of-corn-bread_.html Torch Tuesday Tonight: The Return of Corn Bread!
 Springfield hip-hop eminence Corn Bread is taking a break from his ongoing Los Angeles adventures to cast his verbal and sonic pearls before the Torch Tuesday Concert Series crowd tonight. Endles...]]>
That's a wrap - Five reasons to love and hate the Illinios State Fair http://illinoistimes.com/article-14340-thats-a-wrap.html That's a wrap - Five reasons to love and hate the Illinios State Fair
Five reasons to love and hate the Illinois State Fair....]]>
Torch Tuesday: Three-part School Supply Drive starting tonight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14341-torch-tuesday-three-part-school-supply-drive-starting-tonight.html Torch Tuesday: Three-part School Supply Drive starting tonight
 Tonight is the beginning of a three-part school supply drive from the local hip-hop community .Due to budget issues the district closed three elementary schools in the city and are sending all o...]]>
Great rock show at Bar None tonight: - Middle Class Fashion / The Luzhin Defense / FUCK///MOUNTAIN http://illinoistimes.com/article-14332-great-rock-show-at-bar-none-tonight.html Great rock show at Bar None tonight: - Middle Class Fashion / The Luzhin Defense / FUCK///MOUNTAIN
  Middle Class Fashion Acclaimed St. Louis band Middle Class Fashion describe themselves as “sugar sweet pop with a secret dark side.” The Luzhin Defense FUCK///\\\MOUNTA...]]>
Yeah, I went there - Jolie Holland at the Duck Room, St.Louis 8/9/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14331-yeah-i-went-there.html Yeah, I went there - Jolie Holland at the Duck Room, St.Louis 8/9/14
  While the idea behind my You had to be there column is to shine a bitter, vindictive light on a sampling of musical, artistic and other cultural events you probably missed out on in Spri...]]>
Kindness matters - My tribute to Robin Williams http://illinoistimes.com/article-14304-kindness-matters.html Kindness matters - My tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams – yup, here, too -- my mind is full of him today. A friend and I had lunch recently. He was troubled deeply, cried as he told me his mother-in-law had killed herself while dru...]]>
A look at 311 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14302-a-look-at-311.html A look at 311
Springfield’s Thao Le ventured out to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe this weekend to the 311 concert. Formed in the ’90s, the five-member alternative rock band is wrapping up their summe...]]>
You had to be there: A column of sour grapes http://illinoistimes.com/article-14300-you-had-to-be-there-a-column-of-sour-grapes.html You had to be there: A column of sour grapes
  NIL8 at Downhome Festival Saturday night“Perhaps contrary to accepted wisdom, a lot actually happens in Springfield during any given week. In “You had to be there,” a new recurring...]]>
Torch Tuesday Open Mic Tonight! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14274-torch-tuesday-open-mic-tonight_.html Torch Tuesday Open Mic Tonight!
  Torch Tuesday master of ceremonies Uncanny. Photo: Picture Perfect PhotographyDo you have the skills to pay the bills? Do you drop science as part of your daily routine? Is spitting bars...]]>
"You had to be there": A column of sour grapes http://illinoistimes.com/article-14264-you-had-to-be-there-a-column-of-sour-grapes.html "You had to be there": A column of sour grapes
  Jessica Knight and Brandon Carnes of LoomngPerhaps contrary to accepted wisdom, a lot actually happens in Springfield during any given week. In “You had to be there,” a new recurring...]]>
Eternal contemporary question http://illinoistimes.com/article-14244-eternal-contemporary-question.html Eternal contemporary question
This is Kevin Stein. Who is Kevin Stein? He is the Illinois Poet Laureate, and has been since 2003. Stein teaches English at Bradley University.So why I am telling you about Kevin Stein? Bec...]]>
Until next time - Springfield Art Association Paint the Street http://illinoistimes.com/article-14242-until-next-time.html Until next time - Springfield Art Association Paint the Street
 The black tent was the closest shelter. I was worried about my phone and purse contents. Folks were crowded under the Myers Building overhang. It was really starting to pour. The sky was dark. T...]]>
Monty Python to perform live on Wabash Avenue Today - Well, sort of http://illinoistimes.com/article-14211-monty-python-to-perform-live-on-wabash-avenue-today.html Monty Python to perform live on Wabash Avenue Today - Well, sort of
 The surviving members of Monty Python, beloved and venerable British comedy troupe (OK, Terry Gilliam originally hails from Wisconsin) recently reunited for a series of stage shows in the UK. To...]]>
Black Flag are playing in town this weekend. Or are they? http://illinoistimes.com/article-14210-black-flag-are-playing-in-town-this-weekend-or-are-they.html Black Flag are playing in town this weekend. Or are they?
  What does Black Flag mean to you?Your answer may influence how excited you are about the Black Flag concert happening this Saturday at Donnie’s Homespun.To characterize this band’s me...]]>
Tonight: Romance of Sorcery at DEMO Project http://illinoistimes.com/article-14182-tonight-romance-of-sorcery-at-demo-project.html Tonight: Romance of Sorcery at DEMO Project
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Video: New DEMO Project exhibit opens tonight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14074-video-new-demo-project-exhibit-opens-tonight.html Video: New DEMO Project exhibit opens tonight
 Tonight is the opening reception for "Hillbilly/Invisibility: On Love and Servitude," new work by Chicago-based artist Maggie Crowley. This i the latest exhibit at DEMO Project (732 N. Fourth...]]>
Full Moon: Corn Moon - A poem by Hugh Moore http://illinoistimes.com/article-14073-full-moon-corn-moon.html Full Moon: Corn Moon - A poem by Hugh Moore
 FULL MOON: CORN MOON It hears a root make movement in the soil, words that leaves make when the wind comes strong and sudden. Reads that map the shadows trace to show where...]]>
Tonight: SOHO Rain Check http://illinoistimes.com/article-14075-tonight-soho-rain-check.html Tonight: SOHO Rain Check
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Tomorrow: Alejandro Escovedo at Donnie's http://illinoistimes.com/article-14076-tomorrow-alejandro-escovedo-at-donnies.html Tomorrow: Alejandro Escovedo at Donnie's
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