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Saturday, August 12, 2017


Main character of 'Lost Ones' makes novel work

(AP) — Vancouver research assistant/receptionist Nora Watts technically isn't a detective — though she works for a private investigating firm — but her skills at finding people and detecting liars is almost peerless. She also barely holds her life together. She lives, unknown to her bosses, in the firm's basement with Whisper, her rescue dog and her one "lifeline" to humanity. Whisper brought to Nora's life "a kind of fullness and peace" that was missing.

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Metallica guitarist's monster movie posters go up on display
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films.
Friday, August 11, 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

State Fair kicks off tonight with Twilight Parade followed by Foghat concert
SPRINGFIELD — In keeping with the 2017 Illinois State Fair theme, Manager Kevin Gordon announced today that the Vose Family, the Cullers Family and Coleman Family will serve as the Grand Marshals of the 2017 Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. Combined, the families have been a member of the State Fair family for 176 years.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Paradise Valley" by C.J. Box is taut, suspenseful
(AP) — "Paradise Valley" reaches the same level of frightening realism that made C.J. Box's "The Highway" so terrifying. A sequel to that novel, "Paradise Valley," makes an excellent conclusion to Box's gripping The Highway Quartet novels that have evolved into a hunt for a serial killer who works as a long-haul trucker.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

'Ingrid Goes West' looks at social media's dark side
(AP) — Quick, what's more important: social media or real life?

For the title character in "Ingrid Goes West ," there is no question, and perhaps no distinction.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

6 facts about watermelons
Watermelons provide cooling, juicy refreshment during the warm days of summer. But while they're most associated with summer, watermelons can typically be found in grocery stores year-round. Watermelons are members of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes other gourds, such as pumpkin, squash and cucumber.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Connelly cements reputation as master of crime fiction
(AP) — Michael Connelly leaves the world of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller to start a new series featuring Detective Renee Ballard, a strong-willed woman forced into the grinding night shift.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Estefan, Lear among Kennedy Center honorees
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hip-hop artist.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lost for decades, Chris Robinson's horror thriller 'The Intruder' resurfaces
HOLLYWOOD — Harry Guerro couldn’t believe his good fortune after making the 3,000-mile journey from New Jersey to the West coast in late 2012, and unearthing a 35 mm print of the 1975 horror thriller, “The Intruder,” featuring a cast of Hollywood legends.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lincoln Library offers All-American picnic, fun and games, August 19
SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate America’s pastime August 19 with an All-American Picnic featuring baseball-themed crafts, demonstrations of the game as it was played in its earliest days and a screening of the classic “Field of Dreams.”
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chicago blues duo featured on harmonica, guitar at 'Blues at the Museum'
SPRINGFIELD — The Music at the Museum Concert series welcomes renowned Chicago Blues duo Felisko and Noden Thursday, August the 10th, at 7:00 pm. Felisko and Noden are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. They are also world class players and showmen.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site hosts portrayal of Mary Lincoln August 5
LERNA, Ill. — At the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site on Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m., Jessica Michna will present a first-person portrayal of Mary Lincoln as she recalls her early years and education in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Michna's performance will take place in the site’s visitor center auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Music: Isley Brothers and Santana are 'Power of Peace' advocates
Ronald and Ernie Isley team up with Carlos Santana on the vigorous “Power of Peace,” putting their stamp on mostly spiritually inclined songs from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Bacharach & David and Swamp Dogg.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Atkins delivers engrossing thriller in 'The Fallen'
(AP) — Ace Atkins' novels about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff, takes place in Mississippi's rural Tibbehah County, where the largest town is the small Jericho. But Edgar finalist Atkins uses this as a microcosm of the world in "The Fallen."
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Film Review: In 'Wind River' grief blankets a Wyoming reservation
(AP) — For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

'Ancient Brews' reveals tasty history of alcohol

"Ancient Brews: Rediscovered & Re-created" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by Patrick E. McGovern

(AP) — It's easy to find cold brews on summer days, but here's a twist: a journey back to the alcoholic beverages that people drank thousands of years ago.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

What's in your rum?
URBANA, Ill. — Aficionados use words like “oaky” to describe some wines, or “hoppy” when talking about certain beers. But for rum—a product with over 1,000 different varieties—putting the words together to describe what imbibers are smelling and tasting is a bit more difficult.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

TAKING THE CAKE OUT OF FISH CAKES
When my family and I lived in Denmark, a favorite outing was to our local harbor, where the fish market sold fish cakes, or "fiskefrikadeller," created from the daily catches hauled in on the fishing boats. When the fish were filleted, all the extra pieces were reserved for fist-sized fish patties sold by the bagful with containers of remoulade, or tartar sauce, meant to be devoured family-style at the picnic tables perched over the sea. 
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Garwood delivers another suspenseful romance with 'Wired'

(AP) — Julie Garwood delivers another suspenseful romance with her new novel, "Wired." Readers will be immersed in a world of digital coding where computer hackers reign as heroes.

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Popular Civil War Tech at Lincoln Library offers hands on activities for kids
SPRINGFIELD — It will be a day of dueling ironclads, coded messages and battlefield operations Aug. 5 when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum presents a back-to-school showcase of its popular Civil War Tech program.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Litchfield's Live in Library Park features country music singer Josh Stanley
LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Live in Library Park has a big performance coming next week, on Thursday, August 3! This week’s performer will be Joshua Stanley. Joshua will perform on Thursday, August 3 from 6-8 PM in Library Park in Litchfield (400 North State Street).
Thursday, July 27, 2017

APL's Kittenfest this weekend; group looking to find homes for 80 kittens
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) is celebrating Kittenfest this weekend, July 28th through July 30th, with approximately 80 kittens looking for their forever homes!
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tweedy delivers re-imagining of Wilco
(AP) — With its paradoxical title, "Together at Last" features Wilco songwriter and lead singer Jeff Tweedy all alone with just his acoustic guitar and occasionally a harmonica.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Books: Mystery abounds in 'Bright Ideas Bookstore'
(AP) — Matthew Sullivan's "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" is shocking, charming and thrilling from the opening scene. Lydia Smith, a compassionate bookstore clerk, is horrified one night when she finds her favorite customer, the young Joey Molina, has committed suicide in the Western history section.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Theron heats up the Cold War in 'Atomic Blonde'
(AP) — People don’t usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the “action” happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one — is characterized by a deathly stillness: grave faces meeting under gray clouds.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

'The Almost Sisters' tests bonds of family & friends
(AP) — "The Almost Sisters" is, at its heart, a story about four generations of family. How author Joshilyn Jackson defines family, however, isn't just by bloodlines and gene pools.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Route 66 spaceship on display at The Mill on 66 to celebrate 88th birthday
LINCOLN, Ill. — On July 25th, 1929 The Mill officially opened as The Blue Mill, and was painted white with blue trim.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Upcoming area events include programs on US mail, Vietnam, archaeology
DECATUR — Brent Wielt, of the Macon County Conservation District, will present information about how mail changed in the 1800s and how it affected society, from postcards to letters, flyers, stamps and more. See what was sent and received and how it became the basis of what we still get today.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dealing a blow to cancer: Wrestlers in Kincaid organize event for charity
TAYLORVILLE — Jason Willhite spent 16 years on the independent wrestling circuit, where he was known as Jason Wells, the Hardcore Legend.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Riveting 'Dunkirk' is not only Christopher Nolan's best, it's the year's best
(AP) — "Dunkirk " is not a typical war movie.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amy Silverstein explores friendship in 'My Glory Was I Had Such Friends'
(AP) — Amy Silverstein received a new heart when she was 25 years old, and for the next 26 years she beat the odds, surpassing all expectations for a transplant recipient. Then a single jolt of dizziness warned her that something was terribly wrong; her heart was rapidly giving out.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

'UNSUB' is an intelligent, compelling page-turner

"UNSUB" (Dutton), by Meg Gardiner

(AP) — A serial killer known only as "The Prophet" terrorized the San Francisco Bay area with a series of ritualized killings in the 1990s, taunting the authorities with cruel mind games that left the lead detective who hunted him a broken man. Then, as abruptly as they began, the killings stopped, and the killer vanished.

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun assists cast in play about recruiting
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Actor Sam Kebede went to rehearsal hoping to get some insights about what it’s like to be recruited by a big-time college basketball coach. Hall-of-Famer Jim Calhoun was happy to assist. 
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Heroes who stopped French train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroics, a studio announced Tuesday. 
Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mike Berry remembers the delightful British comedy'Are You Being Served?
America discovered the delightful British comedy series “Are You Being Served?” in the 80s, thanks to reruns on Public Television. Released in the U.K. 45 years ago this year, the 10-season show remains as popular as ever with fans.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Music: Sam Baker has a style all his own
(AP) — If Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize re-ignited the debate on what separates popular music from poetry, Sam Baker is here to complicate things further. Baker makes elegant, original music. Nothing he does could be mistaken for anyone else's work.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book review: Raw emotion with every page turn
Thursday, July 13, 2017

In 'Lady Macbeth,' a young wife's bloody rebellion
(AP) — "Unsex me here" was Lady Macbeth's plea to the spirits for manly ferocity in Shakespeare's tragedy, but the protagonist of "Lady Macbeth" has no such designs on shedding or subduing her already perfectly potent femininity in William Oldroyd's austere but thick-blooded drama about a young, 19th century woman's unrepentant rebellion.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chicago-based duo pairs music, poems
Many of the lyrics on “Myths and Mortals” date back more than a century, which is why the New Zeitgeist is singing of fairies, fables and linnet’s wings. This is real roots music that connects Dublin and Austin.
Monday, July 10, 2017

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

"Here and Gone" is terrifyingly realistic
(AP) — The vulnerability of a family — in this case a woman and her two children escaping an abusive home — is at the center of Haylen Beck's "Here and Gone," a tension-laden, sometimes disturbing story with a viselike grip that won't let go.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed July 6
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Film claims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
NEW YORK (AP) — The photo is haunting. Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge, and perhaps wondering what her future might hold.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

At 70, former Chicago mailman John Prine is hippest songwriter in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Harry Potter, Abe Lincoln books on business owners' summer reading lists
NEW YORK (AP) — A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing small business owners want to read on vacation. But some say they’ve found insight they can apply to their companies from the subjects of books they cracked just for the joy of reading — Abraham Lincoln, Harry Potter or a young woman in an alternative universe.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Diana Damrau makes her case for Meyerbeer
(AP) — Once considered a giant of 19th century opera, Giacomo Meyerbeer has been relegated over the century to the second tier of composers, admired for his craftsmanship but faulted for lacking that intangible ingredient called genius.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Film review: 'A Ghost Story' casts a bizarre spell
(AP) — A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery's "A Ghost Story," marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lovers of fine writing will note Toibin's observations
(AP) — In the days before the gods lost interest in human folly, King Agamemnon summoned his daughter Iphigenia to wed Achilles. His wife, Clytemnestra, believed his ruse and led their young daughter to what turned out to be her death in a blood sacrifice on the eve of the Trojan War.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Amtrak to disount travel for eclipse
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak is offering discounted tickets for passengers traveling to southern Illinois to view the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Giant deer sculpture on display
CHICAGO (AP) — Visitors to Chicago’s downtown riverfront will be able to see a new public art sculpture featuring a giant deer.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Navy Pier offers tips for July 4 fireworks
CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers for Chicago’s lakefront Independence Day celebration say Navy Pier will open early to give revelers a jumpstart.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Award winning Celtic duo Switchback at Music at the Museum
SPRINGFIELD — The Music at the Museum Concert Series will present the award winning Celtic Americana duo Switchback Thursday, July the 13th, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum. Known for their high energy performances, Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Night Hike at Griswold Conservation Area
BLUE MOUND — The Macon County Conservation District is hosting a Night Hike at Griswold Conservation Area on Saturday, July 8 from 10pm-11:30pm. Venture into the darkness at this conservation area during a naturalist-led hike. You will experiment with your five senses and see how they can play tricks on your mind, then walk to the top of the glacial kame to view the full moon. Free. Must pre-register online by July 7 at maconcountyconservation.org.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

First Friday Gallery Walk in Decatur features Chinese culture
 DECATUR — The First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. in downtown Decatur.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Iles House celebrates annual Clara Irwin Strawberry Party July 4
SPRINGFIELD — The Elijah Iles House will host its annual “Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party” on Tuesday, July 4 from 5 to 8 p.m on the lawn of the Iles House, 628 South Seventh Street. Clara Irwin, the spouse of the house’s second owner, was known for her promotion of the horticultural arts in central Illinois, and was renown for the quality of her strawberries — and her strawberry parties — in the 1840s and ‘50s.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Poetry on the Praire July 2 at Homestead Farm
DECATUR, Ill. — Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area is hosting a Poetry on the Prairie program Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cleveland's Rock Hall of Fame to open 'Power of Rock' exhibit this weekend
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll fans can get a taste of what it’s like to be a star inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beginning this weekend.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed June 29
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cray takes a Memphis stroll with Hi Rhythm
(AP) — Robert Cray teams up with the Hi Records rhythm section for a Memphis stroll of soulful sounds and evocative songs.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fact outhits fiction in 'Pride of Yankees'
(AP) — The movie "The Pride of the Yankees" is the kind of Hollywood hokum that makes us feel good. And there's nothing wrong with that — as long as we know life is usually more complicated than a Gary Cooper movie.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: 'Baby Driver' is a toe-tapping, engine-revving jolt with epic chase
(AP) — There’s nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of “Baby Driver “ are pure movie magic.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

'House of Names' is family drama on a mythic stage
In the days before the gods lost interest in human folly, King Agamemnon summoned his daughter Iphigenia to wed Achilles. His wife, Clytemnestra, believed his ruse and led their young daughter to what turned out to be her death in a blood sacrifice on the eve of the Trojan War.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Annual Farm Aid benefit concert returning to Pennsylvania
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming back to Pennsylvania for just the third time since it began in 1985.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: John Grisham's 'Camino Island' is fine beach read
The tale opens with a robbery and closes with a reconciliation. In between these bookends, “Camino Island” by John Grisham is populated with ruthless thieves, witty writers and enough intrigue to fill a bookstore’s mystery aisle. At the heart of the story is the theft of five priceless, yet heavily insured, original manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald, including “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender Is the Night,” from Princeton University’s library.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed June 22
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Porch Chat at the Iles House June 23
SPRINGFIELD — The Elijah Iles House will have this season’s first Summer Porch Chat on June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the House. The topic is Thomas Lincoln Reconsidered. It is free and open to the public. Courtesy Refreshments Will be Served.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

32nd Annual Montgomery County Fair this weekend
BUTLER, Ill. — The Montgomery County Fair is going on now through the weekend. As always, the gate admission is $5 per person, which includes free parking and free carnival rides each evening.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Joan Shelley's self-titled album is simply lovely
(AP) — "Joan Shelley" reflects the beauty of simplicity. On her self-titled fourth album, Shelley is often accompanied only by acoustic guitar as producer Jeff Tweedy wisely puts the spotlight on her luminous dimming-of-the-day alto.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'Matilda' made Mara Wilson famous
Talented child actors don’t inevitably extend their careers into adulthood. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, and Natalie Wood all did; Mara Wilson did not.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Grand Levee returns to Vandalia Statehouse with food, music and Lincoln
VANDALIA, Ill. — The Grande Levée – a two-day party appropriate for the dignitaries a frontier state capital attracted during the 1830s – returns to the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site on June 16-17.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cahokia Mounds hosts weekend of Chickasaw music, dancing and games
COLLINSVILLE – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site presents two days of Native American dancing, music, games and stories when the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe visits on June 17 and 18.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time to celebrate gardening with a visit to the Garden Walk this Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Saturday’s upcoming Garden Walk will be a place to celebrate peace, beauty, and the love of gardening. Our homeowners have been hard at work and it’s time to visit their gardens and show our appreciation. Thanks to all of them for being part of our garden-loving team and showing all of us what a little time in the out of doors can do, even in our own back yard.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Star in hit comedy Gomer Pyle grew up in Eastern Illinois
PARIS, Ill. — An eastern Illinois native was one of the stars of the hit comedy series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., the most recognizable role in a television and movie career that spanned five decades.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Music: Chris Stapleton delivers with honesty, rare talent
(AP) — Covering a song that Willie Nelson has already turned into a masterpiece might seem like a fool's errand — unless you manage to make it your own.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daughters reunite for dying mom in 'Sunshine Sisters'
(AP) — From the outside, Ronni Sunshine was the beautiful movie star fans adored. But to her three daughters, Nell, Meredith and Lizzy, she was aloof and self-absorbed. Now that she is facing the end of her life and would like some assistance on the dying front, her past is creeping up on her.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Film review: A questionable murder derails 'Rough Night' of bachelorette fun
(AP) — In “Rough Night “ four women on a wild and crazy bachelorette weekend in Miami accidentally kill a guy and try to get away with it.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt team up this summer
NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor might just be the happiest road warrior touring today, so what makes him happier?
Monday, June 12, 2017

'Numbers' shows Holt's storytelling at its finest
(AP) — Anne Holt's finely constructed novels continue to pull back the curtain on Norwegian society as seen through the eyes of insightful police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adventuring catting: Living nine lives to the fullest
NEW YORK (AP) — At the beach, in the snow or on a hiking trail, heading outdoors for adventures with a "house cat" runs counter to the stereotype that all cats really want to do is eat and sleep.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Events mark late poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th birthday
CHICAGO (AP) — Poet Gwendolyn Brooks would have turned 100 this week, and that birthday is being commemorated with new books, poetry readings, writing contests and even a bus tour through her hometown of Chicago, all inspired by her.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Collection of Jack Reacher short stories a fun read

"No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories" (Delacorte Press), by Lee Child

Do you recall that famous line from the "Forrest Gump" film? "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'" That might be true, except when it comes to Jack Reacher. With Reacher, life might be a box of chocolates, but you are going to get the same sweet treat every time — an epic beat down, whether it's an elbow or a kick to the head, a broken arm or leg. You are also going to get Reacher's signature self-confidence — in both his moral compass and his masculine strength.


Friday, June 2, 2017

O'Reilly's 'Killing England' due out Sept. 19th
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly’s next book, and the first announced since his ouster from Fox News in April, brings his multimillion-selling “Killing” historical series to the Revolutionary War era.
Friday, June 2, 2017

Artful gardening is featured, naturally, at the home of local artist Jane Frey
TAYLORVILLE — Jane Frey joins the 2017 Christian County Garden Walk with a different take on the joy and appreciation of gardening. “At first I had some doubts about whether my garden would be well-suited for the event,” she confides, “but then I thought ‘why not put a different spin on the idea.’”
Thursday, June 1, 2017

If barbershop music is your thing, you'll love 'The Best of Barbershop'
CHARLESTON, Ill. — At 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, the Dvorak Concert Hall on the EIU campus will be the site of “The Best of Barbershop”, the annual summer Show for the Coles County Barberbershop Chorus. Advance tickets ($12) can be purchased at Porter Auto Body (Mattoon and Charleston) and Coldwell Banker (Mattoon). All members have tickets and phone orders can be taken at 276-3312.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Big band music, kids crafts and story time, chalk art, yoga demo and history
TAYLORVILLE — There may be rain in the forecast later in the weekend, but the weatherman predicts good weather Saturday morning when Downtown Taylorville .org teams up with US Bank and the Taylorville Arts Council to present ‘Summertime on the Square,’ from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed June 1
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Historic cars to gather at historic home
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Past and future will collide June 4 when the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site hosts a car show featuring a collection of DeLoreans, the car made famous in “Back to the Future.”
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Decatur Arts Council presents exhibit of Chinese art, artifacts
DECATUR — The Decatur Area Arts Council is presenting an exhibit entitled China: Sumbols & Motifs (A Chinese Art Journey) from June 2-July 27 in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

LLCC's James S. Murray Gallery featuring photography exhibit
SPRINGFIELD — The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College is featuring the photography exhibit, “Chasing Dr. Who,” by local photographer Christine Samoore June 5-29. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. A reception for the artist is being held Thursday, June 8 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the gallery.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

State Museum concert features new take on old-time country
SPRINGFIELD —Come hear some great old time music at on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield as part of the monthly Music at the Museum concert series.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rochester's Old Stone House Open This Sunday
ROCHESTER — The first open house of the year at the Rochester Historical Preservation Society's Old Stone House in Rochester will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday June 4, 2017. Docents will offer guided tours of the reconstructed 1830s era residence, which is located at the historic park site adjacent to Rochester Community Park on West Main Street. Open houses are scheduled on the first Sunday of the month through September, weather permitting. Admission is free.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hitchcock rocks out in self-titled album
(AP) — Robyn Hitchcock rocks out on his new, self-titled album, restoring some electric zing to his guitar playing without any loss of melody.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

'Since We Fell' shows the power of introspection
(AP) — Dennis Lehane's crime fiction has highlighted some of the most insightful looks at parenting ("Gone Baby Gone"), mental health ("Shutter Island"), loss of innocence ("Mystic River") and the life of mobsters ("Live By Night").
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Scott Pelley is out, Anthony Mason temporarily in as CBS News anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has been a success in the morning, not so much in the evening — and “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Christopher Plummer plays Wilhelm II in WWII thriller 'The Exception'
(AP) — Has any lion in winter ever roared like Christopher Plummer?
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Community Calendar printed May 28
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Top six varieties in state cover most of grape acreage
ILLINOIS — Winemakers in Illinois use different grape varieties to produce a diversity of high-quality wines.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wine Festivals
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Many Illinois wineries clustered along wine trails
ILLINOIS — Many Illinois wineries are conveniently clustered along one of eight Illinois wine trails so you can discover a variety of  wines in one exciting trip. Click here to view the Illinois Wine Trails on a map.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

The history of Illinois wine starts in Nauvoo
Did you know that Illinois was one of the largest wine producers in the United States prior to prohibition? Illinois enjoys a rich winemaking history dating back to 1691!
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: 'The Mask of Sanity' is a suspenseful story
(AP) — Dr. Jeremy Balint is a man who has it all. He's a respected community leader, a cardiologist with a thriving practice and a family man with a beautiful wife and two lovely young daughters. But when he discovers that his wife is having an affair with one of his colleagues, he begins methodically planning to take the man's life.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Old State Capitol to offer yoga, 'Lunch on the Lawn' and free concerts
SPRINGFIELD — The Old State Capitol will be humming with activity this summer as it offers yoga classes, free concerts and “Lunch on the Lawn.”
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Christian County Master Gardener's Annual Garden Walk: An English-style garden with an American Palette
TAYLORVILLE — Linda Spence says that a peaceful feeling always greets her when she comes into her driveway, bordered on one side with an exuberant collection of large flowering shrubs and on the other with a generous bed of (mostly native) American perennials.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dana-Thomas House plans events to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th
SPRINGFIELD – The Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site will celebrate architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday next month with a concert and special tours of the stunning home he designed.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed May 25
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sean Hannity says liberal fascists after show's sponsors; one now is leaving
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Davies relays 'Americana' experience
(AP) — Think of “Americana,” the first release of new material from former Kinks frontman Ray Davies in nine years, as a musical memoir of sorts. It’s a welcome return for one of rock’s signature voices and it finds Davies in a reflective and introspective mood.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tait tackles millennial friendship in 'Fake Love'
(AP) — Having the ability to determine if someone is truly genuine or posing as a replica of himself is something college graduates try to master before heading off to the real world.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fans have waited six long years for fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick
(AP) — The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

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