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Nature Rambles | Nero fiddles

Prescribed burn

As November snows fall on the quiet landscape of Central Illinois, an inferno of unprecedented magnitude blisters California. Wildfires rip through the foothills near Paradise, Chico and Malibu, whipped to a frenzy by dry Santa Ana winds. Fires are so…

Inland Art | A not-in-New York artist

E.P. Rouge

With 2018 winding down, I feel obliged to reflect briefly on central contemporary art figures in the Midwest. Art from the middle America differentiates itself from coastal markets via artists such as Ed Paschke, Phyllis Bramson, Kerry James Marshall and…

Arts Beat | December 2018

Jazz

MUSIC Dec. 1: The Way Down Wanderers present “Wandering Home for The Holidays,” with Amoramora and Still Shine. 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826. Dec. 1: Kenny G. 8 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theater. 673-3200. Dec. 1: Bradley String Chamber…