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Entertainment Calendar printed March 23

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Ebert Film Festival announces 1st 2 films for event April 19-23
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Roger Ebert’s film festival this year will include 2016 psychological thriller “Elle” and a film delving into the life of TV icon Norman Lear.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

LLCC/UIS choirs to present concert Friday
SPRINGFIELD–The Lincoln Land Community College Choir and the University of Illinois Springfield Chorus is jointly presenting a spring concert Friday, March 24 from noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Season's Changes Hike At Sand Creek Conservation Area Saturday
DECATUR — Discover how the forest changes as winter turns to spring during the Season’s Changes Hike at Sand Creek Conservation Area on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm.  Dress for the weather.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Downtown Nokomis plans Artist Fair & Walk for April 8
NOKOMIS — The Downtown Nokomis Association announces an Artist Fair & Walk being held around the business district and within the vicinity of Fred B. Johnson Memorial Park in downtown Nokomis Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

German guitarist performing with Spfld. Classical Guitar Society
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Classical Guitar Society will present a concert by Eva Beneke on Saturday, April 8.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Original comedy will debut at Edwards Place this weekend
SPRINGFIELD — An original comedy by Springfield writer/director Mark Beanblossom will debut in historic Edwards Place on March 24 and run through March 25.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

'Freedom Broker' has gripping action
(AP) — A woman who runs an organization that specializes in recovering victims from kidnappings finds herself in a case that hits too close to home in K.J. Howe's novel "The Freedom Broker."
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Music: Dylan triples down on standards
The idea of Bob Dylan becoming the keeper of Frank Sinatra’s flame would have seemed preposterous 50 years ago. Dylan was revolutionizing songwriting in a torrent of words back then, instantly making the classics sung by Sinatra another generation’s music. Parents’ music.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Music: Ed Sheerean shows vast talent in 'Divide'
Don’t believe the title of Ed Sheeran’s new album. He doesn’t want to divide. His math this time is all about compiling, accumulating.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

'CHiPS' fans may be poised to dislike the movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hardcore “CHiPs” fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily commute's a killer in Mackintosh's 'I See You'
(AP) — Zoe Walker's troubles creep beyond the financial woes on her desk, an overbearing boss, two aimless children who don't get along with her boyfriend and a boyfriend who's jealous of her ex-husband. Now she's dealing with a possible murderer on her trail in Clare Mackintosh's newest thriller, "I See You."
Saturday, March 18, 2017

'Freedom Highway' has rootsy relevance
(AP) — Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens mines the pain and beauty of American social and musical history on “Freedom Highway,” a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul, country and jazz.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

'Rush of Blood' absorbing psych- thriller
It's a common situation — strangers meet on vacation, strike up a quick friendship and promise to keep in touch once everyone returns home. But how many people keep the relationship going post-vacation, and just how well do they know each other?
Thursday, March 16, 2017

In 'Skull Island,' Kong gets drafted into Vietnam
(AP) — Not since Marlon Brando in "Apocalypse Now" murmured of "the horror" has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of "Kong: Skull Island."
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed March 16
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Visitor center honoring Harriet Tubman opens
CHURCH CREEK, Md. (AP) — A new visitors' center on the Eastern Shore explores the history of one of Maryland's most famous figures, the Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist and Civil War spy Harriet Tubman.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

"Under the Knife" (St. Martin's Press), by Kelly Parsons
(AP) — Kelly Parsons' new medical thriller delivers an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology and hospital practices.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Stargazing 101
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover how easy it is to find constellations and planets in the night sky during the Stargazing 101 series at Rock Springs Conservation Area this spring.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Illinois Products Expo returns to Springfield with taste of Illinois
SPRINGFIELD — This year, the 19th annual Illinois Products Expo will offer a 'Taste of Illinois agriculture' as visitors will be able to taste, sample and purchase all of what Illinois has to offer.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Millikin Ensemble to feature Staff Sergeant Scott Ninmer Sunday
DECATUR, Ill. — The Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will continue its 2016-17 performance season with a concert on Sunday, March 5, featuring the music of Arranger Staff Sergeant Scott Ninmer.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Old State Capitol celebrating
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Old State Capitol historic site will celebrate the anniversary of Springfield’s selection as the new Illinois capital Friday with free coffee and the chance to win a Cubs “W” flag that flew over the historic building.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed March 2
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: "All Our Wrong Todays"
What if the world we know today is actually a dystopian society? Could the reason we don’t live like the Jetsons be attributed to one person’s mistake that altered the evolution of technology? Elan Mastai explores this possibility in his novel, “All Our Wrong Todays.”
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Music Review: Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches
(AP) — From the days when he exploded out of North Carolina with the alt-country band Whiskeytown to his steady growth into one of America's great songwriters, Ryan Adams has always floated just below superstar status.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: 'Contemporary Color' is a hypnotic concert film
(AP) — In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Books: Parker's 'Revelation' set in 1880 New Mexico

"Robert B. Parker's Revelation" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Robert Knott

(AP) — The late Robert B. Parker made a career — a very successful, almost 40-year one — out of a series of flawed-hero protagonists: Spenser, Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone among them. They had at one point or another strayed from the good-guy path, but they were all good guys. Their common denominators were a nagging conscience and ties to modern-day Boston.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Kentucky bourbon trail is buzzing with more than one million visits in 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Forget the bottle, a record number of people are experiencing Kentucky bourbon from the barrel, touring distilleries where they can sniff, sip and see whiskey crafted from the source.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Exhibit Opens Friday
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 1936 file photo, Johnny Mize's is congratulated after his home run in the 8th inning with two mates aboard, clinched the Cardinals' victory over the Cubs, 6-1, in Chicago.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Renowned guitarist performing at Blackburn College Friday
CARLINVILLE, Ill. — Recently returned from a seven city European concert tour, New York guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Brazil's finest solo guitar music on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Bothwell Auditorium on the Blackburn College campus.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Street festival celebrates opening of Songbirds Guitar Museum
Chattanooga, Tenn. — Songbirds Guitar Museum, the world’s largest private collection of rare, vintage guitars will celebrate the museum’s grand opening with a series of events beginning on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Johnny Cash Fest concert being held near his boyhood home in Arkansas
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Memphis' Beale Street Music Fest features an eclectic lineup
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony presents Winter Concert March 4
SPRINGFIELD — Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony will hold their Winter Concert featuring the Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony. The performance takes place at 7:00 p.m on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Hoogland Center for the Arts’ Theatre 3. 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 23
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Elbow delivers some of their best in years
(AP) — Less, it turns out, is more for the British band Elbow. On their seventh studio album, the art-rockers have lost a founding member, but the music they deliver is some of the best they've made in years.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book: Former detective navigates criminal underworld
(AP) — Does your idea of a relaxing and rewarding retirement involve inspecting drowned corpses on the dockside, interviewing murder suspects and interrogating notorious gangsters? No? Then you are not ex-cop John Rebus.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

'Get Out:' Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing and he's really good at it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele is “kind of done” with performing.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

In honor of 'La La Land,' here are five great movies about Hollywood
(AP) — There have been great movies about Hollywood almost as long as Hollywood has been making them. Damien Chazelle’s much-Oscar nominated “La La Land” is part of a grand tradition going back beyond “Singin’ in the Rain” and running past “Mulholland Drive.”
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: 'The Men in My life' by Patricia Bosworth
(AP) — One-time actress Patricia Bosworth's long and sometimes fascinating memoir of life among the glitterati of 1950s New York recalls a world and a set of characters slowly fading from our collective memory.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Premiere Sunday: 2 tough guys meet their match in Maggie Siff on 'Billions'
NEW YORK (AP) — Last season, “Billions” performed a delicate balancing act.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 16
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Polar bear moves to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo to find romance
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo’s polar bear is off to Chicago to find love.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Millikin Percussion concert explores music and cognitive sciences
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Decatur native Alison Krauss releases classic new CD, 'Windy City'
(AP) — When it comes to selecting songs, Alison Krauss' aim is true. "Windy City" is classic country, with most of the tunes older than their 45-year-old singer.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fort de Chartres offering unique garden events, 1 this Saturday
PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, Ill. – Fort de Chartres State Historic Site is helping gardeners prepare for spring with two special events that offer heirloom seeds, advice on preparing raised beds and tips on pruning trees.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Award winning Audubon photograpy going on display at Rock Spgs.
DECATUR, Ill. — The Decatur Audubon Society and Macon County Conservation District invite the public to an Exhibit Open House on Sunday, February 26 between 2-4p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Music: Prophet at his best
The song titles suggest this is an album worth hearing. They’re Prophetic.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Books: 'Homesick for Another World'
(AP) — Ottessa Moshfegh's story collection, "Homesick for Another World," couldn't come at a better time.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'-eye view of nature, begins Saturday
LONDON (AP) — From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC’s epic nature series “Planet Earth II” takes viewers around the world — and around many genres of television.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

CNN's 'History of Comedy' is a definitely a laughing and learning matter
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the great things about comedy is, it demands so little effort to enjoy. Grins and guffaws can seem to issue directly from a tickled funny bone.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Broadway titans Bette Midler, Glenn Close lead this year's spring offerings
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 9
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Some 'Girls' talk with Lena Dunham as final season begins this Sunday
NEW YORK (AP) — Let’s go surfing!

The final season of “Girls” begins with Hannah, the series’ ever-out-to-prove-herself writer, braving sand, sunblock and neoprene for the sake of a magazine assignment.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Music: Emily Estefan steps out of parents' shadow
(AP) — She arrives with a last name beloved in the music world and dangerously treads in the same footsteps as her parents, who have 26 Grammy Awards combined. And yet Emily Estefan manages to make an impressive splash on her debut album.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Review: Flint's 'Little Deaths' mesmerizing
(AP) — "Little Deaths," Emma Flint's mesmerizing debut, works well as a look at misogyny, gossip, morals and the rush to judge others when a child goes missing.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

TV: Morgan beats all as 'Walking Dead' baddie; midseason premier Sunday
NEW YORK (AP) — As 2015 neared its end, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was a busy actor.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Film: 'John Wick 2' is straight-forward, fast-paced and gets the job done
(AP) — Before you buy a ticket to see “John Wick: Chapter 2 ,” the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good “John Wick,” you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, because there are a lot of those in “John Wick: Chapter 2.”
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Review: 'The Trapped Girl' by Robert Dugoni
(AP) — The discovery of a dead body leads Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite to a baffling case in "The Trapped Girl" by Robert Dugoni.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Real places that inspired scenes in Oscar-nominated films
NEW YORK (AP) — A diner in Miami, a house in Pittsburgh and a pier in Los Angeles: All of them are real places where Oscar-nominated movies were filmed.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 2
Thursday, February 2, 2017

South Fork to host area choral festival featuring 260 students
KINCAID — The Choir of South Fork High School will host their annual Area Choral Festival on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Willis Tower in Chicago to get $500M in entertainment renovations
CHICAGO (AP) — Willis Tower in Chicago is preparing for a $500 million face-lift under an ambitious plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Illinois State Museum opens new art exhibition
 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois State Museum (ISM) in Springfield invites visitors to a new exhibition that highlights a major gift of more than 100 contemporary artworks given to the museum in 2016 by Chicago collector and arts advocate Chuck Thurow.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Music: LeAnn Rimes is a sultry survivor
(AP) — Somewhere in between a debut, a multiplatinum album at 13 and coming out of an emotional spin cycle called real life 20 years later, a humbled LeAnn Rimes has grown up. The evolution is obvious, sometimes painfully so, on Rimes' latest album, "Remnants."
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Books: Action takes 'Rising' to unexpected places
(AP) — Best-selling authors Heather Graham and Jon Land team up to create "The Rising," an exciting and wonderful character-driven first book in an imaginative series.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tamron Hall exits NBC after learning she was losing 'Today'
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Wednesday that news anchor Tamron Hall is leaving the network, the first casualty of its decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: 'The Comedian' both a hoot and a love letter to NY comedians
(AP) — While there are a few good laughs to be had in "The Comedian " — and great cameos by myriad comics — Taylor Hackford's film isn't exactly a comedy.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book review: 'Fatal' by John Lescroart a tale of moral ambiguity
(AP) — A stupid mistake has serious ramifications in “Fatal,” John Lescroart’s latest stand-alone thriller.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Film: The McConaissance reaches its limits in the movie 'Gold'
(AP) — The Reformation toppled the Renaissance but the decline of the McConaissance is harder to delineate.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Love 'em or hate 'em, Train's out with a new CD

(AP) — Some people simply adore Train. Others simply loathe them. The band’s new album is unlikely to change anyone’s mind.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Joyce Taylor may have taken stage name from her hometown
TAYLORVILLE — Several Christian County natives have gone on to greater fame on the stage and screen. One is Taylorville native Joyce Taylor, who appeared in thirty-six movies and television programs from 1956-71.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed January 26
Thursday, January 26, 2017

'Slenderman' explores online craze, attempted murder
NEW YORK (AP) — The Slender Man craze swept the younger digerati while their unwitting elders occupied themselves online with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Remembering Ernest Borgnine at 100
It would be hard to argue that Ernest Borgnine wasn’t universally admired by fellow actors and fans. Raised in Connecticut and after a spell in the Navy, Borgnine found his calling as an actor, debuting in the 1951 adventure film "China Corsair."
Thursday, January 19, 2017

The games begin in "The Lion in Winter" at The Legacy Theatre
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Legacy Theatre kicks off the new year with a gripping production of The Lion in Winter, in which audience members will literally step into a fabled world of kings, queens and medieval sword-fighting, only to find themselves in a situation much more contemporary than it seems.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Music: McClinton, at 76, brings it once again
Few singers illustrate the gulf between live and recorded music better than Delbert McClinton, whose gruff voice and blues-infused rock have always sounded best in a beer-splashed nightclub.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review: Fun performances aren't enough to save 'Split'
"Split " is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap teenage girls, lock them in a basement and make them dance naked. As with any thriller, of course, this one from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan chooses to focus on the increasingly scantily clad teenage girls in peril.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed January 19
Thursday, January 19, 2017

'Exorcist' author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty dies, age 89
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Lord Snowdon, society photographer and ex-hubby of Princess Margaret dies
LONDON (AP) — Lord Snowdon, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain’s Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, has died. He was 86.
Friday, January 13, 2017

There's a lot to look forward to from Hollywood this year, in all genres
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood might still be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there’s a lot to look forward to in film this year — in all genres. Here are 10-ish films to put on your radar for the year.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eagle Day gives bird's eye view of American icon with live birds of prey
LEWISTOWN, IL -- Family-friendly Eagle Day events will be held at various locations throughout the day in Fulton and Mason County on, Saturday February 4, 2017. Admission is free at all of the events.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ingrid Thoft delivers action-packed plot
(AP) — The private detective novel continues to explore contemporary hot-button issues, as Ingrid Thoft illustrates in her latest exciting novel about Boston investigator Fina Ludlow.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

TV: Star of '24' sequel welcomes role as black hero
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The clock is ticking and the nation’s fate again is at stake in “24: Legacy,” a sequel to Fox’s white-knuckle drama series. But this time the hero is African-American and that matters, says the show’s star and producers.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Film review: Ben Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is strictly by the numbers
(AP) — Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night .
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review: 'The Beautiful Dead' by Belinda Bauer
Art, obsession and the pull between one's professional life and personal life make a searing background for British author Belinda Bauer's new stand-alone psychological thriller.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Effingham Performance Center Presents Art Garfunkel
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Art Garfunkel is coming to the Effingham Performance Center on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL, during box office hours, Monday-Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:00p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

M*A*S*H's Loretta Swit Paints to Help Animals
On screen, she amused TV audiences as feisty nurse Maj. Margaret Houlihan for 11 seasons in the highly acclaimed late 70s/early 80s comedy war drama, M*A*S*H. But away from the cameras, Loretta Swit surrounded herself with paintbrushes and watercolors instead of scalpels and plasma.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rock Springs to Feature Prancing Deer Mini Camp, More
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed January 5, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Book: 'The Lost City of the Monkey God'
To pigeonhole Douglas Preston a true-crime author is a gross understatement of his skills as a writer. Yes, his many best-sellers with Lincoln Child are fun, suspenseful romps chronicling the adventures of an FBI agent.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency
Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there’s nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Elvis' home-away-from-home could be razed for car wash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a teenager growing up in the 1950s, Steve North would look for the pink Cadillac outside a stone house on the outskirts of Nashville. If the car was there, Elvis was in the building.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey's sabotage claim
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Clark Productions is hitting back against Mariah Carey’s claim it sabotaged her live performance on its “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special.
Monday, January 2, 2017









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