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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 Meets Capital City Improv

Capital City Players

This week on The Scene Scott and Rachel talk with Drew Stroud, a founder and member of a new comedy group. Capital CityImprov's first show is at The Legacy Theatrein Springfield on Saturday night.

Thursday April 6th there are two recommended events, check out an Illinois Timesart openingfeaturing Abraham Lincoln, and a creative writing reading that will happen at the NPR Illinois station, featuring Zach Savich & Hilary Plum. We also feature the music of Ben Bedford in this episode, he'll be playing at Driftwood Cocktail & Eatery on Saturday from 7 - 10pm.

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