Teen cast to breathe new life into 'Our Town' at Hoogland

Our Town
Thornton Wilder's three-act play Our Town broke new ground with its use of metatheatrical devices. The play is set in the actual...

Glittering Nutcracker performances glide onto Central Illinois stages

Glittering Nutcracker performances gracefully glide onto Central Illinois stages
It’s that time of year where magical and royal mice, a princely Nutcracker and gorgeous costumes and backdrops dazzle both young and...

Moving on Down(state)

Moving on Down(state)
It’s that time of year again. When the dire stats are broadcast far and wide. In case you haven’t heard, Illinois once again tops the...

‘Coda for the Day’ showcases woodcut prints by Jeanine Coupe Ryding...

'Coda for the Day' showcases woodcut prints by Jeanine Coupe Ryding at ISM
The first exhibition by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding in Central Illinois is on view at the Illinois State Museum (ISM)...

Holiday markets offer artsy, local shopping alternatives

Holiday markets bring you artsy shopping alternatives
Arts and community organizations are offering up holiday shopping at its finest in Central Illinois over the coming weeks. Here's a list...

Newborn monkey to make first public appearance at Springfield zoo in...

Newborn monkey to make first public appearance this spring at Springfield zoo
The newest addition to the Springfield Park District’s Henson Robinson Zoo is a white-eared titi monkey that will make its first outdoor appearance in...

Giant sculpture swap: ‘American Gothic’ Peoria-bound as ‘Abe’ comes home to...

Giant sculpture swap - 'American Gothic' Peoria-bound as 'Abe' comes home to Springfield
For nearly two years, visitors to the Peoria Riverfront Museum have been greeted — and most likely, surprised — by a supersized...

Sangamon Auditorium, PCC announce new theater seasons

Sangamon Auditorium, Peoria Civic Center announce 2019-2020 theater seasons
Two of the premier event venues in the area announced their 2019-2020 theater seasons - both heavy on musicals, and with...

Talking figuratively: ISM honors art of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris with lecture, exhibit

Talking figuratively: ISM hosts lecture on the art of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
The Illinois State Museum in Springfield is hosting on Nov. 20 a "brown bag" lecture on the works of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, a...

A ghost hunter and 8 classic haunts in Central Illinois

A ghost hunter and 8 classic haunts in Central Illinois
Troy Taylor is based in Jacksonville, but he has been ghost-hunting all over Central Illinois for over two decades, sharing his experience...