The Scene

Thursdays at 12:40 PM, rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:40 PM

The Scene is our Illinois arts & culture podcast hosted by Rachel Otwell and the Illinois Times Scott Faingold.

Rachel Otwell curates this blog which provides full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.

This blog will contain a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. This blog is about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community. 

We encourage you to engage in commenting and discussing the coverage of arts and culture, and to email Rachel with tips on stories.

Rachel Otwell // WUIS

Kevin Bradford is one of the founders of Black Sheep, the all-ages, punk music venue on the corner of South Grand Ave. and 11th Street in Springfield.  It’s at the center of a plethora of indie and DIY activities in Springfield’s once-blighted Southtown neighborhood. 

http://dumbrecords.tumblr.com

This week, The Scene decided to get out on the scene. We hit up Dumb Records (1107 S. Grand Ave.) Scott Faingold and I have been working on an audio-doc about Black Sheep as it gears up for its 10-year anniversary later this month. Dumb is an example of one of the efforts that has spawned from a culture of youth who love music, and have created an environment to make it thrive.

If you are done taking the picture of your happy hosts super seriously ... then it is time to listen to this week's version of THE SCENE. The lovely Allison Lacher, an art professor, artist, curator, etc. etc. joins Scott Faingold and Rachel for this edition:

Events discussed this week include:

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