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Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 02:39 pm
Reba closes fair on a high note Country music star Reba McEntire graced the stage at the Illinois State Fair on its last day to a sold-out audience.  The summer breeze that could be felt in t...
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 02:53 pm
Shinedown returned to Springfield on Saturday evening, playing the Illinois State Fair Grandstand after their last visit in May 2013 when the band performed at the BOS Center. The band, based out of...
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 04:25 pm

Snoop Dogg gives the Grandstand crowd what they want

Snoop Dogg announced his arrived in Springfield on Friday morning by posting a video on Instagram of an older black female wearing a muumuu, walking along Ada...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:12 am
 Summer is still going strong, but you are running out of chances to spend a warm evening strolling through the Moonlight Market. The market highlights local artists and artisans, crafters and ve...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:11 am
 Many of us are under an illusion about our prairie state’s past – bison roaming a prairieland fresh from a cleansing glacial scour, the arrival of Native Americans who centered their life ar...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:10 am
New Salem’s Theatre in the Park is closing its season with Walking Across Egypt, a play adapted by Catherine Busch from the novel by Clyde Edgerton and directed by Phil Funkenbusch. The play’s pro...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:04 am
 As a Bruce Springsteen fan, I was really looking forward to Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded by the Light, a film based on the life of writer Sarfraz Manzoor, who cites the musician’s work as a pro...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:03 am
 As the inimitable entertainment entities of the Illinois State Fair carry on, the local clubs continue to emit large quantities of live music as well, setting us up for a whopper of a weekend, w...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 am
 This 20-year-old singer-songwriter and performing artist hails from Crawfordsville, Indiana, but she’s traveled far and wide on a wonderful and unfolding musical adventure. She decided at the...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 am
scene 1: on one side of path, small dog on leash. on other side of path, large turkeymother, a dozen chicks lined up behind. action: dog and turkey eye each other further action: none scene 2, next da...


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