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GLT Datebook

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GLT's Laura Kennedy highlights a wide variety of events and personalities certain to be of interest to listeners in central Illinois.  The program features interviews and behind-the-scenes reports about new art exhibits, music releases and live performances, theater productions, and other community and charity events taking place throughout the listening area.

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Eighteen colorful pairs of hands reach out from the walls of Illinois State University's Milner Library in a new exhibition that draws visitors in for a closer look.

Special Olympics Illinois

Normally, dashing pell-mell into a lake in the middle of February would be considered simply bonkers. Not so when it's for a good cause.

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The works by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Art are on currently on view at the University Galleries.

Bobby Norfolk

Storytelling and loving to hear a story is just in our blood. That's according to a storyteller that's coming to the Bloomington Public Library.

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Two Normal Community High School juniors are organizing a benefit concert for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and learning the benefits of civic engagement.

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The humble cookie can build confidence, teach leadership and help girls around the world.

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Alissa Palmer and Whitney Johnson share a visual vocabulary ... and now share gallery space in their exhibition, "Sensing Synonyms."

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Community Players in Bloomington takes 37 Shakespeare plays, adds three actors, a little audience participation and comes up with a hilarious romp for a cold, winter's night.

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The GLT Psych Geeks have contributed to a new book that delves into the psychological underpinnings of a popular TV show.

Humace Society of Central Illinois

The Humane Society of Central Illinois (HCI) is fighting the pet over-population problem with a series of spay/neuter clinics. Plus its doors are open to young people who want to help out by volunteering.

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Bloomington resident Matt Erickson has planted seeds in a food desert and hopes to grow interest from the public with a special offer.

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The Sound of Illinois Chorus—80 men strong—not only have a new Christmas CD that's just been released, but they're holding a free Christmas concert for the community, as well.

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The true spirit of Christmas can have a dark side.

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Children's Home and Aid hopes to make this a Merry Christmas for local families with the annual Adopt-a-Family program.

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Operation Santa is hard at work making sure active service members overseas have a merry Christmas.

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Artist Gary Justis is showing a new collection of his work at the Ramp Arts Gallery in Bloomington.

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Following her sister's Dungeons and Dragons map leads a young woman on an epic voyage of discovery in the play "She Kills Monsters."

Community Players

Community Players in Bloomington is staging the musical "Sister Act," which is based on the popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

Illinois State University

Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

Prairie Fire Theater

The works of Richard Maltby and David Shire take center stage in the revue, "Starting Here, Starting Now."

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A brand new outdoor fitness challenge takes you out of your comfort zone and aims to put you in the triumph zone.

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County

Habitat For Humanity of McLean County is giving you two opportunities to support the organization and put a roof over someone's head.

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The McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk is all about getting fit, staying healthy and fighting back against heart attack and stroke.

Heartland Theater

"The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last." Well, the suspense is over! Because Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance if Being Earnest" has arrived at Heartland Theater in Normal.

Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure Bloomington-Normal

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bloomington-Normal raises funds that make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

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The Sweet Corn Blues Festival rounds out the summer season this weekend in Uptown Normal, with live blues and more fresh sweet corn than you can shake a stick at ... if shaking sticks at corn is your thing.

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The Twin City Theater Company in Champaign-Urbana is staging the award-winning music "Billy Elliot," featuring a young performer who goes to school at Metcalf by day and by night dances the title role in the heart-warming musical.

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Those who highlight the work of the artists of central Illinois are now taking their turn in the public eye.

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Artists Jan Brandt and Jeannie Breitweiser have teamed up in a new space that will allow them to create and also celebrate the creativity of others.

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The Community Cancer Center in Normal is hosting a release of scores of butterflies as a celebration of hope and peace.

The event is Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

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