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GLT Datebook

Saturday 8:34AM and Sunday 7:34AM

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.

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

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.

Gerry Broome / Associated Press

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

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.

Jim Pennucci / Flickr via Creative Commons

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

Cantus Novus singing.
Cantus Novus

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

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.

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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.

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.

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."

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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.

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

rwhannon / Flickr via Creative Commons

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."

7th Army Training Command / Flicker via Creative Commons

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

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