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Playing in Peoria

The band Butta plays at Kenny’s Westside Pub in Peoria

‘Pay the cover,’ let your ‘mind be blown’

A few key players are keeping Downtown Peoria’s live music scene alive, and there’s something for everyone What’s that noise coming from Peoria’s Downtown? It’s a live music scene that

LiV Warfield

‘I don’t sing anything I don’t feel’

From the athletic fields at Peoria Notre Dame to the stage with Prince, LiV Warfield has always put her heart into her work. Like everything else in her life, the

GlobalFest Central Illinois makes its debut

Central Illinois is home to many ethnically diverse neighborhoods, and organizers of an upcoming, immersive event want others to experience the cultures that thrive around them.   GlobalFest Central Illinois 2023

Jake Maurer Band

From gridiron to Grand Ole Opry doorstep

Metamora native Jake Maurer is making a good living playing the music he loves in Nashville. Jake Maurer was 26 years old when he delivered the one-two news punch to

The Arc Light Madrigal Singers

The Community of Theater

Arc Light Productions goes where others won’t, celebrates 15 years with its annual madrigal dinner. Fifteen years ago, Jeff Driscoll and Rachel Roderick started Arc Light Productions with $20 and

Inherit The Wind Play

Peoria’s legal eagles ‘Inherit the Wind’

Watching a rehearsal of “Inherit the Wind,” the play performed recently at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, was another reminder of the ability of live theater to get audiences — and

Dancers in rehearsal

A Decade of Dance

At Central Illinois Ballet, it’s ‘not just a job … It’s a life’

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The Courtyard Concert Series: The Backstory

The Courtyard Concert Series is heading into its sixth season of free community concerts held at Heritage Square in Peoria Heights. Brought to central Illinois by Pour Bros. Craft Taproom, the CCS