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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
Apples and Oktoberfest. Could there be a better pairing? Traditional German cuisine is filled with apple dishes, many especially intended for cooler weather. Gemütlichkeit is a German word that doesn...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 03:21 pm

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 ��...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t know it. Didn’t know the word, much less the history or anything about populism’s democratic ethos. My father was not philos...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all week, even when he’s at work. (She has her own place but is never there.) She’s very wasteful with our utilities....
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 Every once and a while a musician seemingly pops into the public’s view and immediately captures their hearts. Sarah Jarosz is that sort of musician. Looking younger than her 22 years, playing...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 Bomke’s Patch brings you something a little dark in a good way: a corn maze at night seeped in 80s music. The Patch offers four opportunities to walk the maze under the stars, Sept. 26-27 and...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show returns to Springfield, Sept. 26-28. More than 80,000 folks are expected to filter downtown to see more than 1,000 cool cars and lis...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 The hole was dug for the Koffin Kats back in 2003 near Detroit, Michigan, when Vic Victor (lead vocals, upright bass) hooked up with longtime friend Tommy Koffin (guitar), then added Damian Detr...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
Welcome to autumn. As the leaves begin to turn, keep your ears open for some good music to go along with the changing of the seasons.When Jacksonville blues musician Robert Sampson plays at Casey’s...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 In the last decade, Liam Neeson has seemingly taken every script that’s come his way. He’s been forthcoming in his reasoning as, since the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson, he’s...

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