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Blues Hall of Famer Michael Charles in Murphy on Dec. 7
Grammy-elected and Blues Hall of Fame Australian artist Michael Charles will take the stage Friday, Dec. 7 at Brews Brothers Taproom in Murphysboro.
Dec 5, 2018 1:27 PM
Phil Vassar, Love and Theft join fair's grandstand lineup
DU QUOIN -- Phil Vassar with Love and Theft will round out the Du Quoin State Fair grandstand by playing on Saturday, Sept. 1. "We're thrilled to have Phil Vassar close out the grandstand at the Du Quoin State Fair," says Assistant State Fair Manager, Tibretta Reiman. "This year features an eclectic lineup and Phil Vassar fits a perfect niche in the lineup."
Submitted by Rebecca Clark, Du Quoin State Fair
Jun 20, 2018 12:49 PM
New promotion agency hopes to bring big names to southern Illinois
MARION -- A new Southern Illinois-based promotion company is hoping to reap big benefits for the local entertainment scene and they've started off with a bang. Cody Dunbar and Rob Baril, owners of the M5E Agency, announced Friday that Blue Oyster Cult will be coming to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on Oct. 14. Dunbar signed a contract with the MCCC on Friday for that event.
By Holly Kee
Jun 19, 2018 3:03 PM
7th annual Mine Rescue & Skills competition on tap at SIC
The seventh annual Mine Rescue & Skills Competition is coming to Southeastern Illinois College June 12 and 13, hosted by SIC and partner Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. More than 80 coal miners from around the region will compete and train in a variety of skills they hope to never have to use, readying themselves for fires, cave-ins and various other potential underground disasters. "We have been hosting this event for seven years, and this year is the third time we have had 12 teams compete," said Ben Ross, career and technical education coordinator at SIC.
Submitted by Southern Illinois College
Jun 6, 2018 1:00 AM
Hopefuls descend on Marion for Miss Illinois pageant
Marion will truly become the "Hub of the Universe" this week, at least for the 46 young ladies who will grace the stage at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
BY HOLLY KEE
Jun 5, 2018 3:01 PM
Shawnee National Forest to host kids fishing derbies May 19
HARRISBURG -- Whether you love fishing or have never tried it, taking a kid fishing can be a rewarding experience. Springtime is one of the best times to go fishing, and at the annual Shawnee National Forest fishing derby you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Not only are you spending quality time together, there's other benefits too. Studies show spending time in nature enriches children's lives by making them healthier and happier. It also can inspire a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors.
Submitted by Shawnee National Forest
May 8, 2018 10:54 AM
HerrinFesta-based triathlon will live on, despite loss of founder
John A. Logan College has taken over the running of the HerrinFesta triathlon, and will honor its founder, Dr. Charles Rubright.
By Renee Trappe
May 8, 2018 10:37 AM
Blackberry Smoke added to Du Quoin State Fair musical lineup
DU QUOIN -- The opening weekend of the Du Quoin State Fair promises to offer something for everybody. The Du Quoin State Fair is proud to announce the addition of Blackberry Smoke to its summer grandstand concert series. The southern country-rock band will perform on Saturday, Aug. 25. Critics call this quintet's sound a blend of classic rock, blues, country, and folk. Their albums are full of variety from stripped down acoustic songs to bruising alt-country. "It's so good it just can't get old," said Blackberry Smoke's guitarist/vocalist Charlie Starr in an interview with GRAMMY.com. "[Southern rock is] always a welcome sound to people's ears."
Submitted by Rebecca Clark/Du Quoin State Fair
May 8, 2018 10:15 AM
Cardboard boat regatta returns to Campus Lake
The 45th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta returned to Campus Lake Saturday and was welcomed by a creative group of participants, an enthusiastic crowd of spectators and a truly beautiful day.
By Chanda Green
May 2, 2018 12:44 PM
Rend Lake Water Festival opens Wednesday
This year's Rend Lake Water Festival, themed "Journey Through the Decades," will be open every day from Wednesday through May 5.
BY HOLLY KEE
May 2, 2018 1:00 AM
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