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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.

The Scene: Faingold & Otwell Preview Upcoming Events

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Scott Faingold  reports on arts & culture for the Illinois Times. (Find his blog here.) We'll be turning to him for this podcast exploring the central Illinois art scene - everything from music, literature, visual art, film and more. With my focus also being on the arts world here in Springfield, and Illinois - we'll tell listeners about our favorite things to check out in the area. We'll be learning about new artists and musicians right along with you. Tune into our first (of a hopefully weekly) installment:

Events in this podcast include:

  • Friday, Jan. 9th - electro/experimental/pop Springfield band The Luzhin Defense plays at Bar None in Springfield, show starts at 10
  • Friday, Jan. 9th DEMO Project gallery in Springfield will have a reception for Virginia-based painter Anne Carney Raines, her show is titled 'A Case of Identity' - more info here
  • Saturday, Jan. 10th - Springfield's Dumb Records celebrates its one year anniversary with a sale and show - more info here
  • Sunday & Tuesday, Jan. 11 & 13 - See the foreign film 'The Lunch Box', part of the 24th Annual Molly Schlich Film Series. For more info on the series, which focuses on indie and foreign films, click here
  • Monday, Jan. 12th - LLCC James S. Murray Galleryopens its exhibit called 'The Glass Plate Collection: Images from The Illinois State Journal 1929 - 1936" 

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