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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.

Actresses around a cauldren.
Heartland Theater

Heartland Theater in Normal presents the 10-Minute Play Festival, debuting not only new, short works of theater, but a new listening system for the hearing-impaired.

The Penguine Project of McLean County

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Pengin Project of McLean County.

GLT Datebook: Wilds Of Woodford Beckon

May 19, 2018
Trees and prairie grasses.
ParkLand Foundation

The ParkLands Foundation is hosting an open house event to highlight the delights of Letcher Basin.

GLT Datebook: Children's Opera With A Message

May 12, 2018
Nancy Steele Brokaw
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Prairie Fire Theater teams up with theater students from Illinois Wesleyan University to stage an original children's opera that aims to be fun as well as thought-provoking.

GLT Datebook: Gala At The Gallery

May 4, 2018
 Sarah Smelser and Jerry Antonini
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You can celebrate art, music, theater, and dance at the annual Gala at the Gallery fundraiser.

GLT Datebook: Let's Go Fly A Kite

Apr 28, 2018
Kite flying at Hancock Stadium
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Kite Fest 2018 on Sunday, May 6, combines family fun with raising awareness of nonprofits in the community.

GLT Datebook: 'August: Osage County'

Apr 21, 2018
John Poling
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Community Players in Bloomington is staging a biting comedy/drama of family relations.

GLT Datebook: Helping Kids Is Golden For These Kiwanis

Apr 14, 2018
Mike McNeil and Madonna Courtright
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The Golden K Kiwanis organization is planning a fundraiser to help kids on our community.

ISU students doing yardwork.
Harriet Steinbach / ISU Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

The 10th annual Illinois State University Bring It Back To Normal event allows students and members of the community to forge new ties.

GLT Datebook: Heroes And Villains On Ice

Mar 31, 2018
Gerry Broome / Associated Press

The Central Illinois Figure Skating Club welcomes national champions for the upcoming spring show.

GLT Datebook: New Exhibition Explores Transitions

Mar 24, 2018
Photographer Rana Young
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Photographer Rana Young is currently showing her work at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal. "The Rug's Topography" navigates intimacy and separation in the face of transitions.

Duriel E. Harris / Illinois State University

Artists and audience members will engage in an afternoon of conversation, poetry, music and more in @Salon.

GLT Datebook: Bowl For Kids' Sake

Mar 10, 2018
Jim Pennucci / Flickr via Creative Commons

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County is hosting a fun fundraiser that helps kids in our community.

GLT Datebook: Cantus Novus Offers Spring Concert

Mar 3, 2018
Cantus Novus singing.
Cantus Novus

The local choral group Cantus Novus mixes seldom-heard classical music with contemporary pieces in their upcoming spring concert.

GLT Datebook: Art And Photojournalism Meet In Exhibit

Feb 24, 2018
View from Milner Library.
Lyndsie Schlink / ISU

The senior photographer at Illinois State University focuses on campus life in a new show up at the Joe McCauley Gallery.

GLT Datebook: 'Hands' Exhibition Invites Interaction

Feb 17, 2018
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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.

GLT Datebook: Polar Plunge Is Freezing Fun

Feb 10, 2018
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.

GLT Datebook: Storyteller Keeps Ancient Art Alive

Jan 27, 2018
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.

GLT Datebook: Local Concert Benefits Puerto Rico

Jan 19, 2018
Lorie Shaull / Flickr via Creative Commons

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

GLT Datebook: Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Season

Jan 13, 2018
Marite & Toomas Hinnasaar / Flickr via Creative Commons

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."

GLT Datebook: Condensed Shakespeare Is Full-Sized Fun

Dec 30, 2017
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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.

GLT Datebook: Humane Society Offers Opportunities

Dec 16, 2017
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.

GLT Datebook: Mom's Orchard Blooms In Food Desert

Dec 9, 2017
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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.

Jim Benton / Flickr via Creative Commons

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.

Jebb / Flickr via Creative Commons

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

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