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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am
 On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 1,500 people gathered in front of the State Capitol for the second annual Women’s March, part of a worldwide protest in favor of legislation and policies supporting
Visual Art
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am
The concrete stairs leading to the DEMO Project house’s front entrance have been reduced to rubble. Considering that the current (and final) exhibit – entitled “demo DEMO” – is a celebration
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am
 When a single rifle shot in Memphis, Tennessee, cut short the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at age 39 on April 4, 1968, it cemented the iconic status of the civil rights leader and tow
Visual Art
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

“Collision” event provides sense of community, sensory overload

 This past weekend, two of Springfield’s most vibrant creative organizations joined forces for a unique two-day show. The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space – which for seven years has hosted sea
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
 For more than 25 years, the Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series – presented each winter by the Springfield Art Association – has brought acclaimed and lesser-seen movies
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

RICHARD CLAXTON GREGORY: Oct. 12, 1932 - Aug. 19, 2017

 “The only good thing about the good old days is they’re gone.“– Dick GregoryDick Gregory, who passed away in August at the age of 84, had the rare gift of combining humor with social com
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

LISA “LU” CANNON: Aug. 18, 1984 - Nov. 24, 2017

 Ryan Cannon met his future wife, Lisa, through an online dating site. “That was about three or four months before her cancer resurfaced,” he said.Nicknamed “Lisa Lu” (short for her maide
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

CHRIS DURBIN Dec. 31, 1956 - Nov. 17, 2017

 I first met Chris Durbin in1986. We remained close friends for the next three decades. He died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 17 at his home in Monticello.When we met, both of us were living


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