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Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am

Concerts and music fests from central Illinois to St. Louis

Normally, as autumn goes in the Midwest, things begin to cool off, but that isn’t so with live music. This fall has a number of options within an afternoon’s drive from Springfield, and th
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am

Concerts and festivals from central Illinois to St. Louis to Chicago

We know you audiophiles are mourning. Ameren’s Summer Serenades fizzled out and the Washington Street Jazz Festival is no more, but fear not. There’s still a hundred ways to rock your eard
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Sounds from home at South by Southwest music fest

Austin, Texas — At the South by Southwest music festival, the spring break of the music industry, sensory overload is practically guaranteed. From March 17-21, nearly 2,000 acts played in Austin
Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:00 am
Hope from the Heartland, a new book by Jay Hoffman, the Democratic state representative from Collinsville, starts with the premise that climate change, the energy and economic crises can be solved sim
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 12:00 am

Strict requirements might jeopardize green energy for Sangamon County

Sangamon County board members are considering an amendment to make green energy developers plant wind turbines farther from people who don’t want them. The amendment penned by board member Tom F
Performing Art
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am
Local youths may be familiar with the confrontation and spectacle of mainstream hip hop, where the words flow effortlessly with messages of violence, money and sex. Less familiar is a close cousin, slam poetry, which also has smooth lyrical moves, but uses them to deliver appeals to social justice, racial understanding and cultural identity.


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