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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 On "ArtLiterations" & Roots Tunes

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Suitcase Junket, playing Bar None in Springfield Friday

This week Rachel and Scott talk about the Bedrock 66 show at Bar None Friday night featuring Suitcase Junket. We also hear about the latest ArtLiteration event, Thursday night (those happen monthly.) Plus lots more! Tune in:

For Culture Corner, Scott recommends Louis CK's show Horace and Pete - now streaming on Hulu. Rachel plays a song from Hurray for the Riff Raff (touring with a new album and coming to St. Louis & Chicago this spring). They recently released a song in honor of the lives lost in Oakland at the DIY Ghost Ship venue late last year:

Our Song of the Week comes from well known Springfield musician Colin Helton who's been a part of various musical projects, currently he's a member of The Good Companions. Here is the song he shared with us from a project called Atomic Shadows

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