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Movie review: 'Fury' worth the price of admission

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fury-header(7 out of 10 stars)

 

(134 Minutes, Rated R for...

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'November' brings political satire to Corn Stock

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november1The question of whether playwright David Mamet tries to convey a certain message in his comedy “November” isn’t one that worries Bill Liesse too much.

The play, which opens a six-show run at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Playhouse, is political satire at...

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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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Cat Mixed Chorus presents 'Shrek The Musical'

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When the Caterpillar Mixed Chorus decides each year what to produce for its annual musical production, it always look for a family oriented show that audiences of all types would enjoy.

“Shrek The Musical” fit the bill for this year’s production about as well as any show could,...

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'Young Frankenstein' comes alive at Eastlight Theatre

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young frankMany musicals have songs or dialogue that people in the audience know well enough they will notice if there is something different, something changed in the way a certain show presents it. Actors know it and try and make sure they get it right.

But when that musical is based on a popular movie, such as “Young Frankenstein,”...

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'The Odd Couple' takes the stage at Peoria Players

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oddcouple1When Lana Warner starred in the female version of “The Odd Couple” last year at Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre in Goodfield, she began to realize...

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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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Corn Stock will 'bare' social issues in winter season opener

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bare logo color-300x300A musical with the title of “bare” is tantalizing enough, but the fact it is being presented in Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Playhouse, where edgy is the norm, may tip the curiosity scale for many.

At least Deric Kimler hopes it does.

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'Ragtime' takes the stage at Peoria Players

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Tateh  DaughterThe musical “Ragtime” was perhaps the most successful show produced by Peoria Players in the last decade and one of the most enjoyed in the theatre’s long history....

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