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Entertainment

'Glengarry Glen Ross' opens March 16 at Corn Stock

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When David Mamet wrote the award winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross" in the early 1980s, he depicted the corporate struggles ongoing at the time, an often-cutthroat existence as the nation struggles with economic woes.

The play, which won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for drama in 1984, mirrors current times as well, which is one reason Renee Boesch asked to direct it at Corn Stock Theatre's Winter Playhouse.

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A Haiku Primer: The Story of Basho & The Creation of the Form

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During the Heian period of Japanese culture (700-1100), it was a social requirement to be able to instantly recognize, appreciate and recite Japanese and Chinese poetry. It was around this period that short forms of poetry (tanka) grew in popularity over long forms of poetry (choka).

The rigid lifestyles of the time carried over into art; every poem had to have a specific form. The approved form was the 5-7-5 triplet followed by a couplet...

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'Titanic' set to sail at Peoria Players

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Yes, the ship sinks at the end. But will those who attend "Titanic, The Musical" at Peoria Players Theatre see it happen or just have to imagine it? 

"We thought we could do this show and sell it on just the fact the story and music are so good. We thought we could get by without all the bells and whistles," said Steve Bortolotti, who is director of the regional premier of "Titanic, The Musical," which opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. and...

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Quick Lit Bits: 'Ghost on the Throne'

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The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

By James Romm

According to the book:

The story of Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss...

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Quick Lit Bits: 'Solar'

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By Ian McEwan

This was my first leap into the world of Ian McEwan and I wasn't disappointed. Published in 2010, “Solar” earned McEwan the Wodehouse Prize and for good reason. P.G. Wodehouse was the master...

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'God of Carnage' opens Friday at Corn Stock Theatre

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What happens then two sets of parents get together, intent on defending the honor of their child after a playground fight? Most likely a visit from the god of carnage, with mayhem plopped in the middle.

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'Chicago' auditions this weekend

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Auditions are this weekend for "Chicago," the Broadway hit that is slated to hit the Peoria Players stage in May.

Auditions will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29, at Jump Start Gymnastics, 8820 N. Industrial Road in Peoria. Chas Killen is the director.

ppt logoThe show will open May 4 and continue...

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Quick Lit Bits: 'An American Betrayal'

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An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trial of TearsBy Daniel Blake Smith

According to the book:
Though the tragedy of the Trail of Tears is widely recognized today, the pervasive effects of the tribe's uprooting have never been examined in detail. Despite the Cherokees' efforts to assimilate with the dominant white culture—running their own newspaper, ratifying a...

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'Come Blow Your Horn' opens Thursday at the Barn II

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The unparalled insights of Neil Simon will take the stage of his play "Come Blow Your Horn" opens the Conklin's Barn II 2012 season on Thursday, Jan. 12.

The play, which was Simon's first Broadway hit, will run at the Barn II dinner theatre in Goodfield for seven weeks, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (a brunch performance), through Feb. 26. There will be a special Valentine's Day performance on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

"Come...

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