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September 16, 2014, 2:27 am
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Postings for April 26, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
 
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
 
  All Day Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com
 
  11:00AM 6:00PM Senior Art Exhibit   The University of Illinois Springfield presents Appropriately Titled, an exhibition of works from the graduating class of the Visual Arts Department. The works will be divided among the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and the Access Gallery. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health and Sciences Building (HSB 201). The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VPA lobby). The show will open Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. The exhibition is a representation of the skill refined during the students' time at UIS. Each artist draws on their own inspiration to create unique pieces. There is a variety of media represented including digital media, painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Eleven artists have come together to show off their talent in this well-rounded exhibition. Presenting artists include Megan Calcara, Matthew Dixon, Robert I. Elmers IV, Andrew‎ French, Lingxuan Huang, Kayla Ico, Jeremy Josserand, Alexandra‎ Leischner, Jemilla Sadick-Raji, Andrew ‎ Sill, and Mandy‎ Smith. Appropriately Titled will open on Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. A reception at both venues will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Building (VPA lobby). Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on exhibition programming, please visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website at http://www.uis.edu/visualarts/gallery, or contact the gallery by phone at (217) 206-6506 or email: alach@uis.edu.
 
  8:00PM n/a Les Misérables   The Hoogland Center for the Arts, in association with the Springfield Municipal Opera, is pleased to present Les Misérables in Concert on Friday April 25, Saturday April 26, and Sunday April 27. Preshow dinner on Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. catered by Arena Food Service! Dinner is $15 per person and reservations can be made online when purchasing a show ticket or by phone (523-2787). Reservations must be made by April 22 at 5 p.m. Last June the Muni presented a popular production of the epic Broadway musical Les Misérables at their outdoor lakeside amphitheater. The audience and cast were so enthusiastic about the production that the Hoogland Center has arranged to present a concert version of the show in the beautiful indoor LRS Theatre with most of the Muni cast returning to sing this glorious music. This event will also help the Hoogland Center for the Arts celebrate its' 10th anniversary as a performing arts center. When the facility first opened in 2004, one of the first big productions was a concert featuring music from Les Misérables, so it is a fitting tribute to the Hoogland Center to revisit this classic show during this 10th anniversary year. Les Misérables was written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. In 19th century France, reformed prisoner Jean Valjean breaks his parole and is hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert. In order to honor his promise to raise the orphaned Cosette as his own daughter, Valjean must leave his past behind and start a new life. But with Javert closing in, and a revolution taking over the city, he has to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to keep his young ward safe. The concert presentation, similar to concert versions seen on PBS, will star Joshua Ratz as Valjean, Tony Young as Javert, Mary Kate Smith as Fantine, Peyton Tosh as Cosette, Adam Sitton as Enjolras, Kellen Fant as Marius, Gus Gordon and Aasne Vigesaa as the villainous Thenardiers, and a large cast of over 50 singers. The show is directed by Dr. Steve Kaplan, with assistance from Marj Bertchtold, Dennis O'Brien and Mark Coultas. Music direction is by Damien Kaplan, and Paul Presney, Jr. is helping to design a special set for the concert. Dr. Gayle Woodson and the SIU Division of Otolaryngology will sponsor this concert.
 
  8:00AM 10:00AM Montessori Children's House Pancake Breakfast   Saturday, April 26 from 8 - 10 a.m. Everyone Welcome! Cost is $5 Pancakes, syrup, butter, bacon and a beverage (coffee, orange juice, soda and tea). Location: Applebee's (off Dirksen Pkwy) 2554 Sunrise Drive, Springfield, IL 62703
 
  8:30AM n/a Take a Step for Autism Walk   In support of National Autism Awareness Month, come to the Autism Society of Central Illinois's Take a Step for Autism 2014 walk on Saturday, April 26 at Southwind Park. Registration is at 8:30 and is free of charge; the walk begins at 10 a.m.; various events, music and food throughout. Monies raised through the silent auction and the walk will support Camp A.S.P.I.R.E. Walker registration, sponsor forms and family ad forms available at http://autismcil.org/take-a-step-for-autism/.
 
  10:00AM 2:00PM Earth Fair   Free, all-ages event includes activities, information and music. 789-2255. The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield's Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 a.m. at 829 S. 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate. The Springfield Noon Lions Club has served the Springfield area since 1919. The Lions support the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired, St. Clare's Health Clinic, Camp Lions for visually impaired children, scholarships for area students, and a variety of other local causes. The Lions meet at the Golden Corral every Tuesday at noon. Visitors are always welcome.
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM Ani-MALL Pet Expo and Mega Adoption Event   Mid-West Family Broadcasting presents the 2nd Annual Ani-MALL Pet Expo and Mega Adoption event at the Exposition Building at the State Fairgrounds. Shop a variety of vendors, get advice from local vets, find out about all the great services available to animal lovers, demonstrations and more. First 1000 people will get bags from Farm and Home Supply. Adoption event with local area shelters will take place from 10 am to 2pm on the Mezzanine level of the Expo Building. WELL BEHAVED PETS ON A LEASH ARE WELCOME
 
  6:00PM 8:00PM Lost Bridge Area Arts-Artist Reception   The Rochester Public Library and Lost Bridge Area Arts, a group of local artists and art enthusiast’s, formally invite you to attend the first local artist’s reception. Please join us in a cozy and comfortable environment for a viewing of local works of art and enjoy visiting with the artists who created the masterpiece! Light refreshments will be served. Registration not required.


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