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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 The Springfield Jaycees invite folks to line the streets of downtown for the 42nd annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. The evening parade featuring Santa and the theme Holiday Stories be...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 Springfield Theatre Centre presents Annie, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. The beloved musical set during the Depression follows an optimist orphan named Annie from her life in an orphanage to the...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
If you’re looking for a unique and serene Christmas activity to welcome in the season, the Franciscan Nativity Festival takes place at the Chiara Center throughout the first weekend in December. Exp...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 The Legacy Theatre continues its “brew and view” rock documentary series with the last of three screenings. Friday, Dec. 6, see Broadway Idiot. From punk mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to t...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 Sporting a double album of new material and just off from a tour of the Netherlands, after a summer on the road singing backups for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame, the band Venice stops by town...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 When Chris and Joann Trudeau attended a concert that Chris described as “ear-hurting,” they thought, if the people listening could also participate, the outcome of the music might be better....
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 “God invented Christmas as a trial for women,” a friend said to me many years ago. I laughed – it was funny – but I also felt a little sad that she was so cynical. But every year since t...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 In 1989, after suffering an unusually long draught where successful animated features were concerned, Disney Studios released The Little Mermaid, a blockbuster musical cartoon based on a Hans Ch...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
When Philomena Lee became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1951, she had very few options. Out of shame, her parents sent her to a convent in Roscrea where she worked as an indentured laundry lady...

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