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October 20, 2014, 10:46 pm
Postings for August 29, 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 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic   Truck Pulls, Demolition Derbies, Pageants, Bands including Dan Hubbard on Friday night and The Brat Pack on Saturday night, Beer Tent, Carnival Rides, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run, Children's Pedal Pulls, and a Grand Parade at 10 a.m. on Labor Day.
  All Day Kincaid Labor Day Picnic   Friday evening: Whiskey Medicine Saturday evening: 5:30- 7:30 Betty Whitesnake, 8:00-12:00 Too White Crew bringing us fun 90s music from Chicago Sunday evening: 2-6 Battlecreek a preview to a night of country! 8:30-12 Brushville playing us there new hit: "Baby get your boots on!" Monday afternoon 2-close Relinquish a local Christian rock band. The theme for 2014 Picnic parade will be "Get Your Boots On"!! As always, the parade will be on Sunday afternoon! So get out your hats, boots...horses!! And, bring them to Kincaid! The carnival this year only offers all day wristbands for the rides!!! They for be purchased each and everyday for $20. Talent contest on Monday, Sept. 1. Paddleboat race info: also $2. per person to enter and will be divided into age divisions. Will awarded metals in each division! And more.
  All Day "The Mikado"   The Hoogland Center for the Arts presents this comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan set in the mythical Japanese town of Titipu. Directed by Doug Hahn and Gary Shull. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 523-2787.
  9:00AM 5:00PM Shapes of Influence   The M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association will be brimming with contemporary ceramics from July 18 through Sept. 6. The exhibition is a comprehensive overview of contemporary ceramics by seventy one artists from 27 states and Taiwan, judged and curated by Harris Deller. Mr. Deller is an award winning ceramicist and professor Emertis in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Local artists represented in the exhibition are Kathy Adams, Paula Diaz- Sylvester, Bob Dixon, C. Fleck, Roland Folse, Chris Klaus, Debra Nickelson Smith, and Joyce Surbeck-Harris. The work ranges from traditional vessels like bowls and teapots to wall mounted and free standing sculptures. The exhibition will open Friday, July 18 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The awards will be presented by Mr. Deller at 6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The awards include merchandise, three cash awards, and a Best of Show that awards a solo exhibition at the SAA in 2015. Sponsors for the prizes include: Spice of Life, Mecca Pottery Tools, Giffin Grip, and Wizi Wig Tools. The newly renovated M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. It is located at 700 N. 4th Street and is open free to the public. For more information, please contact the Springfield Art Association at 217-523-2631 or
  8:00PM n/a Theatre in the Park: "Mr. Lincoln"   Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site has three more performances this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the 2014 season. Mr. Lincoln by Herbert Mitgang and directed by Carly Shank, is Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Kelso Hollow. Performed by John O'Connor, Mr. Lincoln shares Abraham Lincoln's life and mind from the moments of his youth, to the maturity in Illinois as an advocate, and on to the momentous years he spent in Washington as the great emancipator of the Civil War. The events and ideas are rooted in historical records and new discoveries about Lincoln the man, the husband, the wartime commander in chief, the president with special emphasis on Lincoln's own brilliant language. Discover the inner life of the human, humorous, and often troubled president's personal and public self. Our second show this weekend is "A Night of Stars" on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 8 p.m. An outdoor reception will be by the theatre beginning at 6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Lowder and Manning of Petersburg will be featured as the musical entertainment for the reception. At 8:00 p.m., join our ‘stars' as they sing their Broadway favorites. This concert will aid TIP's resources to purchase new light and sound equipment. The Food Pantry Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, based in Petersburg, will be collecting non-perishable canned goods at TIP's last three shows. Bring your canned good in a bag and give to the ushers upon entry to the outside theatre.
  4:00PM 9:00PM 16th Prairieland Chautauqua   Modeled after traditional Chautauqua's, the event includes musical shows, storytellers, communal suppers and evenings with re-enactors representing famous Americans. A fun free educational family event! The event will be held at First Christian Church (2106 S. Main St.) in Jacksonville.
  7:00PM n/a Glow Light Run and Walk   This is not your ordinary run. Once the sun does down, the fun begins! Run, walk, skip or dance along a fun, music-filled, glowing course. The event begins at Erin's Pavilion in Springfield's Southwind Park. Along the way, glow zones with black lights illuminate you, while the music keeps you energized! All paid participants will receive: Glow-in-the-dark "Glow Light Run" shirt . 100 percent volunteer driven. Proceeds benefit: The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health, Children's Miracle Network - St. John's Children's Hospital, Be the Match Foundation - National Marrow Donor Program.

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