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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Heidi Bowman was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Peg Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Ihlenfeldt was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Lynda Straw was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Kathleen Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Krostal was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

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paper cranes
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An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who creates 1,000 origami cranes will have a wish granted by the gods. 

poppies
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A collaborative arts event in honor of Veterans Day highlights the creative efforts that emerged from the devastation of World War I. 

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Kevin Wickart was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. David Hirst was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. John Bowen was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Sandi Zielinski was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Scott Myers was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center.  Susan Ryder was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

 

sculpture in the dark
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“You always want to see who you’re learning from. You always want to see what they can do.” 

mandolin ensemble
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A local music ensemble is rolling out the red carpet to welcome mandolin players from around the country as they celebrate their instrument and endeavor to bring back its glory days. 

performers singing
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A Bloomington-Normal native and Broadway veteran has brought his new musical home to help it find its feet through the efforts of the next generation of theater performers. 

That's What She Said stages Friday night at The Castle Theatre
She Said Project

“That’s What She Said” is similar to a TED Talk. Except all 10 women simultaneously inhabit a stage crafted to look and feel like a living room. Nine watch as one-by-one, each nervous speaker takes her turn sharing intimate, personal stories to a majority female audience.

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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Pete Guither was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

 

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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Len Childers was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Terri Ryburn
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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center.  Terri Ryburn was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Chris Terven
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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Chris Terven was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bruce Boeck
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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Bruce Boeck was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Kathi Davis
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Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Kathi Davis was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Andy Birkey
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He’s not a craftsman or guilder, nor artist or tradesman. Andy Birkey makes his living carving, casting, and decorating traditional gothic furnishings for Catholic churches, but he said he struggles to consider himself part of Bloomington-Normal's community of artists.

Kendra and Aram
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Artist Aram Han Sifuentes stitches together a communal art experience to give power to those seeking change. 

Jennie Bateman
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Silk reveals its soft touch and capricious core in a new exhibition of works in downtown Bloomington. 

The new film “Brittany Runs A Marathon” tells a story audiences are far too familiar with.

Bob Dylan sings
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Music legend Bob Dylan will perform next month at Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium.

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