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Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 12:00 am

New Salem production brings Foote’s last play to life

When Horton Foote died last year at the age of 92, America lost one of its most prolific and endearing dramatists. Foote, who was still writing until his last days, completed more than 60 plays and sc
Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 am

In celebration of local food and good music

Visitors and residents hungry for good music and good food in Springfield are sure to find some of both this weekend at the 11th annual Taste of Downtown. The popular event is presented this year in c
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am
More than 100 years ago, Illinois was the fourth largest wine-producing state in the nation. Now the Treasury Department holds Illinois responsible for just 72,000 of the more than 41 million gallons
Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am

Eighty years of ministry to men in Springfield

Brother Anthony Joseph came to the St. James Trade School from Syracuse, N.Y., in 1967 to join the Franciscan Brothers in running the school. The Springfield school on the northeast side closed in 197
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 12:00 am

Seven international films screen in Springfield

Springfield area cinephiles benefit as the Route 66 Film Festival and the Springfield Art Association’s Film Series grow in size and quality. The 2009 Route 66 Fest, held last September, tripled
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 12:00 am

The behind-the-scenes process that brings foreign and indie films to town

Molly Schlich knows movies. She has organized the Springfield Art Association’s annual film festival for the past 18 years. The event, she says, was started not as a fundraiser, but as a way to
Performing Art
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 12:00 am

Locally produced short film debuts at UIS

Statistics are often hard to remember. We might forget that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS or that the global total is more than 30 million. We might not know that 25 percent of them d


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