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GLT's Datebook

GLT's Laura Kennedy highlights a wide variety of events and personalities certain to be of interest to GLT listeners throughout central Illinois.

Tom Rice and curtains of plastic
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A classic of literature, Dante's “Inferno,” informs the latest work by multimedia artist Tom Rice.

Don LaCasse
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Heartland Theatre explores the mysteries of human memory and identity while confronting the complexities of family relationships in their its production, “Marjorie Prime.” 

Tyler Lotz and sculpture
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The McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington is currently showing the works of sculptor Tyler Lotz in the exhibition entitled, “Traverse.” The show is currently up through Feb. 15.

Jerry Antonini and Jodi DeCremer
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You’ve been astonishing your friends with your knowledge of movie trivia for years. Now put that cinematic knowledge to good use to help the next generations of actors, singers, painters and more. 

Meg Miner and Karen Schmidt look at touch screen.
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A new exhibit at IWU’s Ames Library allows a comprehensive look into the lives of Native Americans, exploring the connections between wellness and cultural life.

Josh Roach video
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The future of art is currently on view at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal.

Marcia Weiss, director
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Casually drop a mention of Louis May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” into a conversation and watch dreamy smiles begin to glow with nostalgia.

Santa For Seniors

Mary Shadowens said she has a passion to serve the elderly.

Creating encaustic art
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The McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington is trying something new in conjunction with its annual Holiday Treasures Exhibition and Sale.

Christmas trees
The Baby Fold

Silver bells have a double meaning at The Baby Fold's Festival of Trees this year. The organization is celebrating 25 years of the popular holiday fundraiser. 

John Stark
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A fresh look at classic stories will drive the 2019 Illinois Shakespeare Festival season.

Nick Benson and Cristen Monson
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A Roman slave hatches a complicated plot to help his young master win the girl-next-door, as well as win freedom for himself. The plan quickly spirals into farce in the classic musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum.”

GLT Datebook: Brats and Bags Fundraiser Returns To Bloomington

Jul 23, 2018
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Nothing feels more Midwestern than playing bags while enjoying a brat and a cold beer on a summer night.

Actresses around a cauldren.
Heartland Theater

Heartland Theater in Normal presents the 10-Minute Play Festival, debuting not only new, short works of theater, but a new listening system for the hearing-impaired.

The Penguine Project of McLean County

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Pengin Project of McLean County.

Trees and prairie grasses.
ParkLand Foundation

The ParkLands Foundation is hosting an open house event to highlight the delights of Letcher Basin.

Nancy Steele Brokaw
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Prairie Fire Theater teams up with theater students from Illinois Wesleyan University to stage an original children's opera that aims to be fun as well as thought-provoking.

 Sarah Smelser and Jerry Antonini
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You can celebrate art, music, theater, and dance at the annual Gala at the Gallery fundraiser.

Kite flying at Hancock Stadium
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Kite Fest 2018 on Sunday, May 6, combines family fun with raising awareness of nonprofits in the community.

John Poling
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Community Players in Bloomington is staging a biting comedy/drama of family relations.

Mike McNeil and Madonna Courtright
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The Golden K Kiwanis organization is planning a fundraiser to help kids on our community.

ISU students doing yardwork.
Harriet Steinbach / ISU Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

The 10th annual Illinois State University Bring It Back To Normal event allows students and members of the community to forge new ties.

Gerry Broome / Associated Press

The Central Illinois Figure Skating Club welcomes national champions for the upcoming spring show.

Photographer Rana Young
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Photographer Rana Young is currently showing her work at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal. "The Rug's Topography" navigates intimacy and separation in the face of transitions.

Duriel E. Harris / Illinois State University

Artists and audience members will engage in an afternoon of conversation, poetry, music and more in @Salon.

Jim Pennucci / Flickr via Creative Commons

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County is hosting a fun fundraiser that helps kids in our community.

Cantus Novus singing.
Cantus Novus

The local choral group Cantus Novus mixes seldom-heard classical music with contemporary pieces in their upcoming spring concert.

View from Milner Library.
Lyndsie Schlink / ISU

The senior photographer at Illinois State University focuses on campus life in a new show up at the Joe McCauley Gallery.

Special Olympics Illinois

Normally, dashing pell-mell into a lake in the middle of February would be considered simply bonkers. Not so when it's for a good cause.

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The works by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Art are on currently on view at the University Galleries.

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