You may not know his name but if you live in Springfield, you're probably familiar with his art. Peter Lazare is co-owner of Grab-A-Java coffee shop with his wife Meg. Over the years, the ever-changing punny banners at the 6th street location in Springfield have attracted customers, praise and criticism.
LBJ and MLK come to life in the Hoogland Center for the Arts' production of 'All The Way' in Springfield, this weekend and next weekend. The award-winning play gives audiences a view of the inner workings of the Whitehouse shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the struggle Lyndon B. Johnson faces in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We sat down with Rich McCoy who plays LBJ, Tony Young who plays Martin Luther King Jr., and Craig McFarland who plays Hubert Humphrey.
Aasne Vigesaa and Gus Gordon visit the NPR Illinois studios to speak about their part in the Hoogland Center for the Arts' production of "A Little Night Music," a Stephen Sondheim musical comedy directed by Joe-Michael Jackson.
At 6 foot 5 inches, Ian Winterbauer is a tall man. And a witty one too - his poems posted online are often accompanied by the hashtag #tallestpoetonearth. He dresses conventionally - usually in a flannel shirt and jeans. He has golden blonde hair and hip, clear frame glasses.
Together in this exhibit, named after a fictional two-headed animal, Kim Caisse and Kristin Diehl exhibit individual and collaborative pieces. Some collaborations are made with full intention and awareness of each other’s contributions, and some with an element of surprise. Kim and Kristin work in mixed media, sculpture, wood, fabric, contour line drawings, sculptural weavings and found objects.
Watch the ninth Illinois Issues forum on the state budget and Illinois' financial future in DeKalb, Illinois. The forum is hosted by NPR Illinois and Northern Public Radio with support provided by AARP.
NPR Illinois hosted its fifth Illinois Issues forum August 9 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The listening tour of the state focuses on the financial health of Illinois and the lasting impacts of the two-year-long state budget impasse.
Narrative: “4 Legs are Better-Keystone” reiterates the Animal Farm story by George Orwell. The trial of tears launched by Andrew Jackson relocated native Americans to the region of Oklahoma in 1839. Stereotypes of Indians are masqueraded in various memes throughout the work. Forced into a life not known to the native people they struggle in a white man’s world with casinos, salmon farms and their connection with nature left mutated by the Keystone pipeline.
NPR Illinois will host an opening reception for the 100 Expressions of 100 days art exhibit on the 100th day of the Trump administration: April 29 from 4 - 7 PM. The exhibit will be held at the NPR Illinois studios located in the WUIS building on the UIS campus. Click here for a map.
Attend the event and see how your community has reacted to the transition to a new administration.
The exhibit will remain up until June 9. Stop by our studios any time from 9 AM - 5 PM to view the artwork.