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Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:02 am
Love this comic in Illinois Times! Homage to all my brothers and sisters in poetry and prose out there who continue to craft in the art, even though the art pays out infrequently, if at all. I read a book once that offered ways a poet could make a living at writing poetry. The book is How to Make a Living as a Poe...
Friday, May 10, 2013 08:40 am
Ken Bradbury and Steve Varble put out an awesome new book that loosely covers Jacksonville in verse to the flavor of Shel Silverstein. The hardcover book, The Place Where We Live, is for all ages and not just for Jacksonville folk. Bradbury’s words will have your cheeks a’peaking (as in mountains) and Varble’s colorful illustrations will make your eyes a’shining (as in happy a...
Friday, May 10, 2013 04:03 pm
The animals might not be talking but the poets will.Tomorrow!!! The newest attraction at the Henson Robinson Zoo’s Dr. Dolittle Day this Saturday is Springfield Poets and Writers. During the last month, poets visited the zoo and selected one animal as inspiration to craft a poem about. They will read those poems beginning at 1 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheatre (along with artists talking ab...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 07:36 pm
May 11-12, 2013 turned out to be a gorgeous weekend! It did not rain the Saturday before Mother's Day as weather forecasters had predicted. Dr. Dolittle Day at Henson Robinson Zoo was sunny and warm (with just the right touch of wind, notice the flag above) -- a perfect day for folks in central Illinois to be treated to a free day of wildlife at the zoo. Thanks, zoo! This little guy (...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 09:46 am
Flip-flops are on my mind. And no, I don’t have a shoe or foot fetish. My feet just love to be comfortable and naked; my toes just love to be free. And warm weather means I can break out the flip-flops and sandals. Thanks be to the Egyptians. Thanks to America for falling in love with them – a huge variety are for sale everywhere. AND thanks be to Illinois Times -- we staffers can do the fl...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:29 pm
The 20th Annual Juneteenth Celebration takes to Comer Cox Park, June 15-16. New this year is a gospel fest on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. featuring local church and area gospel groups. A new splash fountain ...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:06 am
Springfield Art Association opens a new exhibit featuring the interesting and intricate work of Jean Poklop. An opening reception is Saturday, May 25. Poklop was a Chicago housewife in the 1950s and 6...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:16 am
The Springfield Art Association’s Molly Schlich Film Series continues with three screenings of the much talked about documentary Searching for Sugarman. The film, written and directed by Malik B...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:16 am
Minneapolis’ Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets will rock the Hoogland Center for the Arts March 22 for the next WUIS Bedrock 66 Series concert. Known as an accomplished songwriter, Bowe wrote f...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
Boundary breaking violinist Nicolas Kendall of Time for Three, ensemble-in-residence with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, plays with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, April 13 at Sangamon Auditori...

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