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Sweet Emotion: Steve Tyler named recipient of Humanitarian Award

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steventylerThe Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations has named Steven...

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Rated PG: Winterfest a success; Alice Cooper and Beach Boys coming to Peoria

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Winterfest, downtown Peoria the ice skating rink that debuted this year, has been deemed a success and will return next year, officials of the event said Tuesday.

Nearly 12,000 people enjoyed the PNC-sponsored Winterfest that ended Monday, the Peoria Civic Center announced.

The rink opened Nov. 30 and wamer-than-usual weather...

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Americans pick the Beatles over Elvis

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In 1964, four musicians from Liverpool appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now, 50 years after that iconic performance, John, Paul, George and Ringo, otherwise known as The Beatles, are America's favorite...

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FrizziToon: Bowie's farewell tour

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FRIZZI PEORIAN BOWIE

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Symphony to honor Mom with season's final concert

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nelsensMothers will be the honored guests Sunday when the Peoria Symphony Orchestra closes its 2013-14 season, its 116th, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center theater.

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Mega-star to perform Saturday with Peoria Symphony

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McDonald approved 3Audra McDonald, the legendary Broadway performer and award-winning actress and musician, will be the featured guest of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.

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Frizzi: An American music lesson

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FARMAIDTIXA few nights ago, Heddy (wife) and I got to see Crosby Stills and Nash in concert at Peoria's Civic Theater. They were in good voice and played almost four hours. Newer songs mixed well with the old classics. We were smiling, happy, heading out the door when I heard somebody say:

"I sure wish Neil Young was with them!"

We're told we're not supposed...

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Peoria Symphony opens new season on Saturday

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pso3The dynamic violinist Charles Yang returns to Peoria this weekend as guest artist for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert, “Carnival!” It will be the symphony’s 118th season.

The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.

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Peoria Symphony to contemplate the seasons

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Exploring the seasons and cycles of life provide the impetus for the next Peoria Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 15 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

"Vivaldi's Four Seasons" is the title of the concert, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $25 at the Symphony box office, 101 State Street, or by visiting www.peoriasymphony.org.


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Symphony closes its season with Mahler

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The music of Gustav Mahler will highlight the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Theater.

MahlerThe concert, titled “Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 7,” begins at 8 p.m. and will close the Peoria Symphony’s 117th...

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Peoria Symphony to celebrate movies in concert

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pso3With the Oscar nominations out and American filmdom gearing up for its biggest party of the year, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra will celebrate movies at its next concert, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center.

"Matinee at the Movies" will feature some of the best known songs from a variety of films, including "Titanic," "Gone With the Wind," "The Sound of Music,"...

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East coast Weather caused Peoria concert cancellation

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pso3While the only weather problem in Peoria this weekend was a cold wind, the area saw a good example how bad weather elsewhere can have far reaching consequences.

It was, after all, bad weather along the east coast that caused the cancellation of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra Valentine’s Day concert on Saturday night, the PSO announced on Monday.

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The Beatles: 'Really big show' 50 years ago

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In the winter of 1964 there were three main TV networks, and weekends wound down with CBS' "Lassie" at 6 p.m., either ABC's "Wagon Train" or NBC's "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" at 6:30 and – depending on the guests...

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Peoria Symphony to offer "Festa Italiana"

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festaA festival of Italian delights from five composers will highlight the next Peoria Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, Illinois Route 91 in Peoria.

Titled “Festa Italiana,”...

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Players, Civic Chorale programs set for this weekend

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players-homeChristmas music, including the classics and newer pieces, will take the stage at two local venues this weekend, perhaps a welcome break from shopping.

"I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Holiday Cabaret" will be presented at Peoria Players Theatre, University and Lake streets, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now. Call...

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Nature takes the stage at next Symphony concert

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new symphony logoThe often-mesmerizing beauty of nature is put to music in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s next concert, titled “Nature’s Majesty,” to be performed Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.

Featuring the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, John...

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Hall of Fame trio to play Peoria

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Crosby, Still & Nash, the rock-and-roll Hall of Fame group that first performed together at Woodstock, will play at the Peoria Civic Center on March 12.

The concert, part of the group's limited 13-date spring tour that starts March 4, will be in the Civic Center Theatre. Tickets will be $103, $93 and $83 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800)...

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Peoria Symphony hosts Sarah Chang

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changWith a world-renowned violinist as guest artist, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra officially opens its 2014-15 season Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.

Violinist Sarah Chang will open the season, the Symphony’s 117th at 8 p.m. in the Civic Center Theatre.

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Symphony to offer 'Allure of Paris'

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pso3It will be a decidedly French affair Saturday when the Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents "Allure of Paris" for its November concert at 8 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

Guest artists' violist Katherine Lewis and harpist Nichole Luchs will perform with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra during its third concert of the season.

The concert, said the Symphony,...

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Peoria Symphony ready to begin new season

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pso3Starting with a Sunday in the park with George, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra is ready for its 2014-15 season.

The symphony will begin the season on Sunday, Sept. 7, with a free concert in Riverfront Festival Park. starting at 5 p.m. The public is invited to “pack a picnic, your blanket...

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Frizzi: Sweet Lou (Including the Three Minute Intro)

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We baby boomers are at the age when we're starting to lose people we've admired through life, whether we've met them personally or through their achievements. Many of those folks were 10 to 20 years older than us. Most of these folks gave their bodies a hard ride over time.

Their art, be it sport, music, comedy or the written word continues to live on. It's their legacy. And when you view it or listen to it, it takes you back to a certain...

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