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Artists flock to Peoria to display talents

“The artist does not draw what he sees but what he must make others see.” – Edgar Degas, French painter and printmaker Fortunately for Peorians, they got to see a lot more than a flooded Riverfront this past weekend. The high waters receded to the…

A paper trail fit for a king

Until just a few weeks ago, I believed, much like yourselves, I would have T.I.’s much anticipated sixth studio album in my hands for the opening day of school, but it didn’t happen. “Paper Trail” was originally scheduled for an Aug. 12th release date, but…

Extra! Inane inventions send society spiraling!

The history books are always quick to mention the inventions that improved our lives forever. The telephone, the Internet, the game of basketball and more made positive changes to our lives. What you don’t read much about are the inventions that struck society like a…

Hot cast, directing keeps “Burn” from flaming out

“Burn After Reading” is the latest film by the Coen brothers, the creators of the recent award-winning film “No Country For Old Men.”  This movie is an unusual, dark comedy most viewers will either love or hate. It takes a unique approach to humor and…

Drop the needle

Looking at the Resurgence of Vinyl These days, listening has very nearly become a lost art, especially when it comes to music. Although the technology gods have bestowed upon the world the gifts of iPods and other portable music players, most worshippers seem to have…

Remembering Wright

Voice memorializes key player for seminal rock band Rock ‘n’ roll lost a vital member two weeks ago when founding Pink Floyd member Richard Wright passed away in his home in Great Britain. He was 65. Wright succumbed to cancer on Sept. 15, but specific…

Allen’s Spain vacation ultimately fit for a night at home

Let me start off by saying when you walk into a movie theater ten minutes after the film has begun and you are the only one there, your hopes become slightly dimmed about how exactly the film is going to be. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” begins…

“Death” A Rebirth For Grizzled Metal Vets

After five long years, Metallica, one of the founding fathers of thrash metal, has finally released its much-anticipated album “Death Magnetic.” This new release marks its ninth studio album and the first album recorded since 2003’s “St. Anger.” Upon listening to the new material, one…

Saigon falls hard

Peoria Players overwhelmed by confusing visuals, toddler The recent production of “Miss Saigon” at the Peoria Players Theatre created an all-too-real depiction of Vietnam, as the experience makes any sane person want to claw their way out to freedom. Never before have I felt like…

Top of the Mop Tops

American English brings Beatlemania to Peoria I read the news today, oh boy, about a tribute band who made the grade. Even so, when covering such an iconic group as the Beatles, any musician has more to fear than a few Blue Meanies. Still, aging…

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