Scene and Heard

Grove honors poet Burns

COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, Coast Fork Brewing hosted the 8th Annual “Robert Burns night,” celebrating the birthday of the Bard of Scotland. The ale-house was filled with tartan, whiskey and poetry in the spirit of Robert Burns Day, a Scottish national holiday that celebrates the life and work of[Read More…]

No Art Walk? No problem

Art aplenty despite no formal event SPRINGFIELD – During the winter months, the Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk often has fewer venues participating because there aren’t as many art enthusiasts interested in walking from building to building in the cold and rain. For that reason, Island Park Gallery at Willamalane’s[Read More…]

Cottage Theatre’s Into the Woods: A darkly delightful production

Review: Yes, it’s happily ever after, at least until reality bites. That’s also when the Cottage Theatre’s production of Into the Woods shifts from a whimsical journey through the heroes of Grimm’s fairy tales to a dark and twisted story of hopes, dreams and, most importantly, wishes.  Cue the musical’s[Read More…]

You be the judge

Mayor’s Art Show exhibits imagination, reflection SPRINGFIELD – Art is one of those subjective experiences—not everyone can agree on what makes art the best or how to scientifically, factually determine why it might resonate with one person and not another. Sometimes we examine a juried show, and we completely disagree[Read More…]

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