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Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Read up on your creation stories. Genesis, The Musical premiers Aug. 1 at Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville. There are nine performances through Aug. 10. Written by playwrights Ken Bradbur...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 Some folks say Small Town America is dying. And in some cases, that’s true. But other small towns, such Homer, Illinois, have found ways to celebrate their uniqueness. For Homer, it’s their...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 As foretold and promised in recent accounts here in this column, May is heating up musically almost as much as the weather did last week. Even though the current outside temps seem to indicate a...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am

State stresses educational benchmarks, not federal mandate

As schools across Illinois prepare to roll out new educational standards, officials are working to battle negative perceptions by the public.The state’s new Common Core learning standards are benchm...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 07:00 pm
Rain or shine, meander through the Halloween splendor of 2,012 hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns surrounding the Carillon and Botanical Garden in Washington Park. This family-friendly even...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:31 am
The Chatham Jaycees always put on one of the most enjoyable festivals in central Illinois. This year’s two-day fest with corn and a host of other morsels, entertainment and games and nightly mus...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 04:38 am
Grab your hats for this Fast and Furious family concert at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, featuring electrifying violinist Nicolas Kendall and music director candidate and guest conductor Alastair Willis. ...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 12:07 pm
Shakespearean actor Rob Clare and television and off-Broadway actress Reiko Aylesworth return to the Theatre in the Park outdoor stage in a 90-minute adapted performance of MacBeth. Clare’s cred...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 08:26 pm
Theatre in the Park Executive Director Kari Catton won a national award in the Jackie White Children’s Playwriting Contest for her original play, Healin’ Home. This Theatre in the Park pro...

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