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Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:09 am

George Harrison’s 1963 visit to Benton garners award-winning documentary

 “Whenever you say ‘Beatles’ – that’s the magic word,” said Springfield-based filmmaker and super-Beatle fan Robert Bartel. He would know. His 1999 documentary A Beatle in Benton, Ill...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 02:44 pm

Photo Gallery

A great time was had by all at the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade last Thursday.Check out our photo gallery to relive the fun (or experience it for the first time if you were unable to make it) o...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 05:03 pm

Photo gallery

 A fine time was had by all at Springfield PrideFest 2017 this past Saturday. Check out our photo gallery to relive the fun (or experience it for the first time if you were unable to make it...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 Springfield Area Arts Council welcomes and encourages you to make the arts part of your plan for this year’s New Year’s Eve. The arts are more than pleasure for the soul. The arts are innova...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 03:57 am

UIS creative writers celebrate each other creatively

A stranger visiting Oak Ridge Cemetery on a recent Sunday might have wondered what a tribe of 50 were doing at the Tanner Mausoleum – surely no burial, too much noise, drumming, laughter! Edging...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:16 pm

Scholar explores connections to Cahokia Mounds “pyramids”

Historians credit Christopher Columbus for finding the Americas, but Kaba Hiawatha Kamene declares that African descendants lived in what is now the United States many years prior to 1492. Kamene, a s...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:22 pm

New Year’s party brings safe, affordable all-ages fun

For the past 25 years, Springfield’s downtown has become a giant party every New Year’s Eve with First Night Springfield, the first and longest-running event of its kind in Illinois. The p...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 02:55 am

The arts scene in Springfield finds vitality in niche markets

“We’re grateful that we still have this nice space to be in. It’s really made a big difference to what we’ve been able to deliver to the community,” says Janet Seitz Carl...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 06:47 am

Homecoming Dance Oct. 19 marks Prairie Land Dance Club anniversary

Yes, it’s a little boot scootin’ and a little two-steppin,’ but Prairie Land Dance Club (PLDC) in Illiopolis ain’t your mama’s square dance. Folks at PLDC are just as com...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 04:57 pm

For his own office building, architect John Shafer optimizes sustainability and design

Architect John Shafer’s new office building at 1230 S. Sixth St. in Springfield recently won an award for sustainable design from the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Archit...


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