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Rhythm Kitchen offers unique dining experience

The Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe is a fun dining experience right on Peoria’s Riverfront.  Boasting an excellent menu, service and overall atmosphere, the Rhythm Kitchen was opened by Shelley Lenzini in 1999.  The idea of the Rhythm Kitchen was envisioned in the hopes of bringing…

Super Bowl XLIII

The Best and Worst Commercials Everyone has a friend who claims he or she doesn’t care about the Super Bowl.  He or she is above such petty entertainment as football and scoffs at the idea that anyone should view what is possibly the most-watched event…

Exceptional films, actors highlight 81st Oscars

BY ELIZABETH SIEGEL for Voice In a year of many great films and performances, the most outstanding have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE ­•Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor.”   “The Visitor” stars Richard Jenkins as…

Action-packed “Defiance” lacks emotion

A film telling the true story of four Jewish brothers hiding and fighting the Nazis, “Defiance,” starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, is an overall success. The story of the Bielski brothers is one of tragedy, hardship and constant fear, yet also one of love,…

Wide range of musicians highlight Inaugural Ball

Music can certainly set a mood. From a horror scene in a film to motivation during a long run, music can easily change the atmosphere and declare a tone for events to come. In the case of Barack Obama’s inaugural celebrations, his campaign philosophy of…

The Nickelodeon Generation: A look back at vintage television

I have seen approximately 2,000 episodes of “Saved by the Bell.” I think I could remember more stories about the gang at Bayside High than I could about my own high school experiences. I remember watching “Saved by the Bell” when I was little, thinking…

Umphrey’s McGee delivers yet another stellar album

It’s finally here.  “Mantis,” the latest album from improv-rock gods Umphrey’s McGee, has successfully set the progressive rock bar at its highest for 2009. Arguably Umphrey’s’ best studio effort to date, “Mantis” is absolutely flawless. The caliber of talent within this band is unbelievable. Over…

Four-band concert rocks students at Civic Center

It started with gay porn on the drum-set and condoms on the microphones, and the pranks didn’t stop there. Wednesday’s OneRepublic concert, featuring Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound, seemed just as much like a bunch of friends joking around together on stage…

Short-lived band nailed artistic vision second time around

This Thanksgiving, cardigan-wearing indie geeks across the country were thankful for Jeff Mangum. The splintered genius behind the short-lived Neutral Milk Hotel put out this sophomore effort, “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea,” in early 1998 and promptly disappeared into the kudzu vines of Athens,…

Jimi, Jackie highlight ’60s fashion trends

The 1960s undeniably made history in the fashion scene with many new and creative ideas. Designers gathered inspiration from the simplest of shapes to create timeless outfits. Musicians and politicians alike had a significant impact on the American consumer – not only for their talents,…

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