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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: Fiddlers, Rock Shows & Feminist Film


Tune into this week's episode of The Scene with Scott Faingold of the Illinois Times and Rachel Otwell.

Events discussed this week include:

  • The Bigger Empty and Sam West and the Night Shift play at Bourbon Street on Saturday. Info here
  • Maks the Fox, Like With Jetpacks & The Saudades play at the Radon Lounge. Info here.
  • The Screaming Females play Wednesday March 25th at Black Sheep. Tickets are limited. Buy one here.
  • A local production of Fiddler on the Roof opens at the Hoogland, info here.
  • There's a Feminist Film Festival hosted by Eastern in Charleston. Info here.

Here is the song of the week, from Luke Otwell (yes, Rachel's little brother.)

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