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'Humanity Stew' cooking at Corn Stock

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IMG 4093Humanity is complex, without question. Emotions run the gamut, often in a very short period of time,...

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Movie review: 'Imitation Game' a strong Oscar darkhorse

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(9 out of 10 stars)

imitation game poster(114 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, mature thematic material, and historical smoking)

The dark horse for this...

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'Other Desert Cities' brings family drama to Corn Stock

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pollyEvery family has its dirty laundry, but it is only that of the rich and powerful that make headlines when made public. The collateral damage is often even more devastating and embarrassing.

That is the basic...

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Movie review: 'Imitation Game' a strong Oscar darkhorse

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(9 out of 10 stars)

imitation game poster(114 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, mature thematic material, and historical smoking)

The dark horse...

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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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Movie review: "Birdman" should win the Oscar

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(9 out of 10 stars)

(119 minutes.  Rated R for adult language, sexual content and brief violence.)

 

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The Literarea 2014 Year End Book Review

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From classic lit to philosophy to books of local note, my list of books read in 2014 is kind of diverse. There are the Two Richards of the 70s: Pryor and Nixon. The late, great David Foster Wallace and Christopher Hitchens make appearances. Old favorites like Kerouac and Burroughs were re-read. And even the round-headed fool, Karl Pilkington, show up. All and all, a "well rounded" year of reading. So enjoy the list along with a...

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Life is a 'Cabaret' at Peoria Players Theatre

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IMG 4058As Broadway musicals go, dark and steamy aren’t words usually associated with those written nearly 50 years ago. “Cabaret” has always been an exception since it debuted in 1966.

That same musical would be tame by today’s standards,...

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Movie review: "Exodus" a mediocre effort

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(5 out of 10 stars)

(150 minutes. Rated PG-13 for violence, including battle sequences and intense images).

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