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That's The Way The World Goes 'Round: Prine concert postponed until Sept. 13

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prine2The John Prine concert scheduled for Friday, March 15 at the Peoria Civic Center has been postponed because the artist is recovering from illness.

The concert by the renowned musician and song writer has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 13.

"Due to a recent bout with the flu and a heavy touring schedule, John Prine is needing some time to...

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"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" Our Favorite Fictional Presidents

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We’ve kind of been in a presidential mood over here at The Peorian lately, primarily for two reasons. One was seeing Daniel Day Lewis take home the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Lincoln. The other was watching The Peorian editor, Paul Gordon, get into character for his performance as President Nixon in Corn Stock Theatre’s production of “Frost/Nixon”, something he took a little too seriously at times.*

And...

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Our Favorite Things: Our Music Time Machines

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This week's Our Favorite Things poll is about songs or bands that transport us back to a certain time or place in our lives. We all have them, whether they be songs remembered from childhood or that song you heard wafting from the bar the first time you were handcuffed and put in the back of a police squad car for drunken/disorderly. So without further ado here's what our murder of writers came up with this week. And we would love to hear...

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"Frost/Nixon" opens Friday at Corn Stock Theatre

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IMG 0419Given the complex and challenging task "Frost/Nixon" director Ryan Campen has undertaken, he's nothing if not adventurous.

The young Bradley University graduate previously directed the romantic comedy "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," for Peoria Players. It was his first stint...

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Black Crowes tour stops in Peoria in May

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WFTT artworkThe Black Crowes will bring their "Lay Down with Number 13" world tour to the Peoria Civic Center on May 28, the Civic Center announced Thursday.

The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. for $49.50, $44.50 and $39.50 at all Ticketmaster locations,...

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Priceless Prine brings storytelling genius to Peoria

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prine2One of the best singer-songwriters is the best because of his talent at storytelling: John Prine.

For decades, the one-time Chicago letter carrier has effectively blended observational genius of the past and present with a distinctive internal peace, if not a separate peace.

Prine, 66, who’s scheduled to appear at...

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Rumors swirl about a rare Pynchon sighting!

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The literary world is all a-flutter with the announcement of a rare Thomas Pynchon  sighting. This reclusive author, who has been known to inhabit the northern New York regions, has a new novel in the works which is scheduled to be published in September...

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Ansel Adams exhibit slated for Peoria Riverfront Museum

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anselA unique collection of photos and other artwork by Ansel Adams will be exhibited at the Peoria Riverfront Museum for six months, beginning April 13, the library announced on Friday.

Ansel Adams: Western Exposure will include more than 140 photos by Adams, considered one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. Many...

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Franco-mania is coming! "Oz the Great and Powerful" to premiere at PRM's Giant Screen Theater

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The Peoria Riverfront Museum has just announced that "Oz the Great and Powerful" will be coming to the Giant Screen Theater on Friday, March 8, 2013. Here's what the movie is about:* James Franco is in some depressing place then puts on a weird hat which creates a tornado time warp sending him to a new land where he finds all kinds of weird creatures including some hot witches who've also starred...

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