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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained 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. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

Meet Dynamo Duo Hank & Cupcakes

Javier Ortega // hankandcupcakes.com

The story behind the combo that goes by Hank and Cupcakes is a global one - one that brought a couple together through their mutual love of music and a stint in the Israeli army band. They are now based in Brooklyn and are on tour for their newest album, 'Cash 4 Gold'. Their music is hard to define - but it is heavily anchored in pop and electro sounds - though they manage to play without synthesizers or guitar.

Hank and Cupcakes play at Bar None on Thursday night. The show starts at 9.

We caught up with Sagit Shir (AKA Cupcakes) as the band was in route from Denver to Missouri:

CLICK HERE for more information about the show at Springfield's Bar None on Thursday, Nov. 13th. They'll be joined by local favorites, CJ Thunder Stucki & Tenika Beard,  as well as John Phillips.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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