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'Damn Yankees' on deck at Peoria Players

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The thought of somebody selling their soul so that their favorite baseball team wins the pennant instead of the Yankees isn’t so far-fetched, to some people. Besides, it makes for good musical comedy, the kind Peoria Players will bring to the stage in its final production of the 2014-15 season.

“Damn Yankees” opens a seven-show run at 7:30 p.m. Friday....

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'Jesus Christ Superstar' opens Eastlight season

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JCS1When he makes his first appearance in a white robe, with flowing long hair and beard, there will be no mistaking that Jarod Hazzard is portraying the lead role in Eastlight Theatre's production...

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Podcasts: Not your father's radio show

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nerds1Sitting in your home listening to a broadcast of news or stories or what have...

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Dark comedy 'Lieutenant of Inishmore' at Corn Stock

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inishmore2Tim Wyman wants to make sure it is known up front: No animals were harmed in the making of “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” a dark comedy he directed that opens Friday at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Playhouse in Upper Bradley Park.

The two cats that are killed...

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Who will win Oscar this year?

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It has been said that it is easier to predict the Powerball numbers than to pick the winners of the six main Oscar categories. That is obviously an exaggeration, but when one really gives it true consideration, it may not be too far from reality.

Trying to read and predict...

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ArtsPartners names new executive director

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Photo J GordonArtsPartners of Central Illinois Inc. has named Peoria native Jennifer Gordon as its new executive director, effective April 1. She replaces Suzette Boulais, who retired March 1 after more than 12 years at the helm.

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Screen-to-Table Awards to be presented

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screen-to-table-blog-bannerJust in time for the Oscars, the inaugural Screen-to-Table Awards...

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'Pirates of Penzance' ready for swashbuckling at Peoria Players

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PIRATESWhen one thinks of opera, heavy drama sung by men and women with unbelievably wondrous voices might immediately come...

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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.

Quartetto...

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