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Performing Art
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am
 If country music has a sacred place, it’s the Grand Ole Opry. One country reference book compares it to the importance of the Vatican to the Catholic church. The Opry’s role in the developme
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

DONALD E. BAILEY March 6, 1936-Nov. 9, 2016

While a high school student in Petersburg, Don Bailey performed in Forever This Land at Kelso Hollow Theatre (now Theatre in the Park in New Salem) and directed the junior class play at Petersburg’s
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:00 am

To battle the budget crisis, aging mobsters return to the stage

 It’s one of those things that may seem like it’s always been here, but Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc., is only 50 years old. And it hasn’t always gone by that name. Its roots go
Performing Art
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Through the years with Springfield’s talented old-timers

If anyone can lay claim to being the “father” of The Mature Mob, it’s Jim Myers. It began in the early ’90s, when Jim, at age 76, began taking tap dance lessons at the Springfi
Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am

After 136 years on Springfield’s north end, a family tradition comes to an end

“Good morning! Today is Thursday, May 17,” said St. Joseph’s School principal Linda Tusek into the intercom one recent morning. She began with the day’s announcements to studen
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 12:00 am
Several years ago, Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter Anna Blythe Lappé set off on a journey spanning five continents. What they found, in their words, was "an invisible revolution of courage
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am

They can’t marry, but that doesn’t keep them from exchanging vows

The eyes of the world were on Massachusetts two months ago as it became the first state to legally recognize same-sex marriages. New Jersey last week began issuing extended domestic-partnership benefi


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