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Entertainment

Americans pick the Beatles over Elvis

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In 1964, four musicians from Liverpool appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now, 50 years after that iconic performance, John, Paul, George and Ringo, otherwise known as The Beatles, are America's favorite...

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'Spamalot' takes to the tent at Corn Stock

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spam1If you like Monty Python, get ready to laugh a lot with “Spamalot” at Corn Stock Theatre, starting Friday through Aug. 30 under the tent in Upper...

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'Frog and Toad' hop onto the Corn Stock stage

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frogWhen one hears a show title “A Year With Frog and Toad,” it is natural to think it’s a play for children. Indeed, it is a play derived from a series of Frog and Toad children’s books.

But...

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Ready to IGNITE the arts in Peoria!

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ignite1When Kathy Chitwood was asked to help light a fire under local arts groups and bring them all together, she agreed even though she believed it would be a difficult task.

Now, just days before the inaugural IGNITE Peoria event at the Peoria Civic Center, Chitwood said it turned...

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Wyatt Earp takes to the Apollo stage

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wyatt earpPeoria is a long way from Tombstone, Arizona and the OK Corral, where Wyatt Earp became famous for the shootout in which he, his brothers Virgil (the city Marshal) and Morgan and buddy Doc Holliday took down a gang of outlaws in 1881.

Relatively few people know that just nine years earlier Wyatt Earp was arrested four times, right...

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Movie review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' summer popcorn fun

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guardians poster via marvelGuardians of the Galaxy

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'Guys and Dolls' ready to roll the dice at Corn Stock

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guysdollsAt the risk of being branded a heretic or something and dragged away, Chip Joyce is changing things around in “Guys and Dolls,” the next show at Corn Stock Theatre.

Now wait: he...

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Is there life after 50? The Barn has the answer

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Frizzi: Portrait of a Comedian

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PRYOR PAINTING JACKSON Image1“Heddy, you should see this painting!”

I had just returned to our table at the Recognize Richard fundraiser. It was held in May at Peoria’s Contemporary Art Center to raise money to bronze Preston Jackson’s incredible clay sculpture of Richard Pryor.

They had just brought out another Jackson...

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