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Performing Art
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:00 am

Talented cast and crew get Muni season underway

Cast members from the organization’s three upcoming shows cheered wildly as Muni President Flynn Hanners mentioned them in his opening night remarks last Friday. As Hanners spoke, th
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 am

For affordable day-trips to Alton and St. Louis, take the train

Passenger rail may have seen its heyday come and go, but 21,000 miles of train track still crisscross America. Ten of Amtrak’s routes wind through Illinois and can connect those look
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:00 am

How one couple’s life changed after they decided to “Lose Big”

Angie Griffin never considered herself obese, but when her Body Mass Index revealed she fell into that category, she knew something had to change. Together with her husband, Derek, Angie
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

Popular attraction reopens for season

In the late 1950s, 4,000 drive-in movie theaters dotted America’s landscape. In that decade, 120 theaters, including The 66 Drive-In on Sixth Street and the Springfield Drive-In on D
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00 am

Illinois State Museum exhibit shows the growth of a state and a future president

Abraham Lincoln surrounds visitors to and residents of central Illinois. The Lincoln image the region presents and sells to the world, however, is often a caricature. Tourists may encount
Visual Art
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 12:00 am

St. Louis museum to display art from the Ming dynasty

Beginning Feb. 22, people from across the nation will head to St. Louis for a chance to see a backgammon board. The gilded board, from Beijing’s Palace Museum,
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Locally produced documentary chronicles Lincoln’s time in central Illinois

Noted historian and author of the best-selling Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, says that Lincoln’s days in Illinois were “the root of his political education.” Kearn
Performing Art
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Local actors present a Valentine’s Day dinner theater

The Cubs-White Sox rivalry runs deep in Illinois, and plays a significant part in Bob Bartel’s Dinner with the Mafia, an interactive and locally produced show with two performances on Saturday,


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