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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: Lincoln's B-Day, A Vintage Shop Tour + Music & More

This week we bring you info for a vintage shop tour on Saturday in Springfield that is offering customers free charms to make jewelry with (flyer is posted in this post, more info here).  That event also includes Incredibly Delicious! PLUS: 

  • Events about Lincoln just in time for Abe's birthday (Thur. 12th) can be found at alplm.org& AbrahamLincolnAssociation.org.
  • Travis Shaffer's exhibit O White Gods has as opening at the DEMO art space on Friday at 6pm. Info here.
  • First Friday gallery art walk in Decatur. Info here.
  • SAA indie/foreign film fest continues. Info here.
  • Peoria Symphony Orchestra welcomes cellist Mike Block to Kelleher's Irish Pub on Thursday, Feb. 12th at 8pm. Event page here.
  • The Complaint Line, Ragna Rye & The Good Companions play at Bar None on Friday night. Info here.
Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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