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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: DEMO Art Openings Feature Fantastical Nature + The End Of The World

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posters for the DEMO shows covered in this week's episode

This week we talk with two artists who have concurring shows at the DEMOproject this Friday. We also hear from a political satirist who uses music to spread his messages around the country, Roy Zimmermancomes through Springfield next Wednesday. We feature his song of peace, love & understanding, Everybody is Everybody, as our Song of the Week.

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