Category Archives: Arts

Audio Tour: Decatur Area Arts Council

The Madden Arts Center is a hub of creativity that opens its doors to artists young and old. In addition to being a space for public arts classes, the three-story facility is also home to a municipal band and a … Continue reading

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Author Sara Paretsky’s Life Of Crime

Award winning mystery writer Sara Paretsky is coming to Springfield.  She’ll speak at a fundraiser for the Simmons Cancer Institute on April 12th. What sets Paretsky apart was her ability to create a female investigator with street smarts at a … Continue reading

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Past & Repast: 1930s Blues, Soul Food Feast In Springfield Sunday

Chicago musician Eric Noden channels generations of blues masters with the resonator of his metal body guitar. After decades of studying and playing their works, Noden says he’s finally gotten comfortable writing his own songs in a genre that transports … Continue reading

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Dave Cain Serves 2nd Sensory “Feast” At Hoogland

Multimedia artist and musician David Cain hosts another sensory “feast” at the Hoogland Center for the Arts Saturday night. Grammy Award-winner Paul Wertico returns with his drums for a second consecutive year. Cain and Wertico joined Peter Gray on Illinois … Continue reading

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Springfield Art Co-Op Hosts Group Exhibit

The Pharmacy is Springfield’s art collective and co-op. It will host a group exhibition tomorrow night (Saturday 3/9) from 6 to 9 at its warehouse, located at 1022 South Pasfield street. Adam Nicholson helps lead the co-operative, he recently spoke with … Continue reading

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Phillip Serna And The Viola Da Gamba

WUIS’ Karl Scroggin exposes us to a little known and seldom heard musical instrument.  Karl interviews Dr. Phillip Serna of Valparaiso University about his passion for the viola da gamba and the music of the past, which is now enjoying … Continue reading

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Eric Johnson Plays Springfield Saturday Night

Guitarist Eric Johnson will light up the Sangamon Auditorium Saturday night. His stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 … Continue reading

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