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Thursday, June 28, 2018
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M 1 C2 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 The PanTagraPhA&E SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington-Normal Downtown Bloomington Associa- tion Farmers Market; locally grown pro- duce and more, entertainment, activities; 7:30 a.m.-noon saturdays through Oct. 26, downtown square. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym; sum- mer camp for kids; through June 29, 1717 Fort Jesse road, normal; (309) 386-1085. Summertime Stories in the Park; themed storytelling entertainment from Twin City Tale spinners; 10 a.m. June 26, Connie Link amphitheater, normal. Make and Take-Fourth of July; 6-8 p.m. June 26, ropp agricultural Building, Illinois state university; participate make holi- day baskets; proceeds benefit Isu horti- culture Center. Parents’ Night Out; 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 29, Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington; crafts, games, activities; for ages 4-12; must be potty trained; $18 first child, $16 additional siblings; register at Aqua Zumba; free fitness class; 7 p.m. July 2, anderson aquatic Center, normal. “Celebrate America”; holiday spec- tacular-produced patriotic musical variety show; 6 p.m. July 3-4, Miller Park Band- stand, Bloomington. Fairview Park Fourth of July Celebra- tion; Family aquatic Center activities/con- tests, live band and sky Concert fireworks at dusk; 9 a.m.-9:15 p.m. July 4, Fairview Park, normal. Miller Park Fourth of July Celebra- tion; all day, with fireworks sky Concert at 9:15 p.m. July 4; Miller Park, Bloomington. First Friday; special activities at galler- ies and businesses; 5-8 p.m. July 6, down- town Bloomington. Central Illinois Quilted Keepsakes 2018; annual sum- mer quilt show, through June 30, C.h. Moore homestead, Clinton. Downs Village Market; locally grown produce, meat, baked goods, more; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays from June 6-sept. 26, south- west edge of downs, off I-74. Ford County Fair; June 24-30, with grand- stand show (Travis Tritt and Craig Campbell, June 29); fairgrounds at Melvin. Streator Walldog Festival; downtown streator; 200 artists plant 16 murals in four days, June 27-July 1. Streator’s Fourth: America’s Best; July 4 celebration; downtown and various stre- ator locations, June 28-July 4. Saybrook Stars and Stripes Celebra- tion; breakfast and all-day activities, fire- works at dusk June 30, West harrison street Towanda Fourth of July Celebration; fireworks at dusk July 1 at grade school; ac- tivities July 3-4, including spaghetti dinner and community dance, July 3, flea market, games, parade, downtown Towanda and other locations, July 4. Volksfest; classic car and cycle cruise-in, craft vendors, German food and beverages, more; noon-8 p.m. July 1, hickory Grove Park, near Peoria. Ice Cream & Independence, american music performed by the Champaign-ur- bana Civic Wind Band, conducted by Linda Moorhouse and featuring yvonne red- man, soprano; 3 p.m. July 1, free yogurt at 1:30 p.m. before performance; Virginia Theatre, Champaign; $9-$19.50. Downs Village Market; 4-6 p.m. July 2, southwest edge of downs just off I-74; pro- duce, meat, baked goods, honey, plants, flowers crafts, handmade items. Glen Oaks Park fireworks concert (Peoria Municipal Band); 7 p.m. July 3, Glen Oak Park amphitheater, Peoria; free; adjacent parking. Morton; fireworks at dusk, July 3, Mor- ton VFW. Roanoke; fireworks at dusk, July 3, Jumbo Park Chenoa July 4th Celebration; downtown street dance July 3, July 4 parade, daylong activities, fireworks at dusk; downtown Che- noa, City Park and Chenoa Football Field. Hopedale Fourth of July Celebration; July 3-4, car show, flea market, carnival, live music, fireworks at dusk (July 4); downtown hopedale and hopedale Park. Minonk Fourth of July Celebration; July 3-4, games, contests, chicken dinner, enter- tainment, fireworks; West side Park, Minonk. Champaign County Freedom Celebra- tion; parade (11 a.m.) July 4, evening enter- tainment and fireworks; Kirby avenue, be- tween First and Oak streets, Champaign. Clinton Fourth of July Celebration; July 4, entertainment, downtown square in Clinton and near Clinton high school/ Junior high school; however, fireworks at dusk July 5, sunset Inn and suites, u.s. 51. Decatur Fourth of July Celebration; July 4, daylong activities, concert, fireworks at dusk over Lake decatur; 8 a.m.-dusk, nel- son Park, decatur Downs Independence Day Celebra- tion; July 4, parade, fireworks and more; dooley Park, downs. Dwight July 4th Celebration; July 4, 6:30-10:30 p.m., dwight Grade school grounds, dwight. Freedom Fest 2014; July 4, games and entertainment, fireworks at dusk; 3-10 p.m., Lake of the Woods, Mahomet. Heyworth Fourth of July Celebration; July 4, fishing derby, food vendors, live entertainment, fireworks at dusk; 6 a.m.- 9:30 p.m., Centennial Park, heyworth. Lake Bloomington Fireworks; July 4, dusk; Lake Bloomington, northeast of hudson. Lincoln Fourth of July Celebration; July 4, kids’ walking parade, water balloon fight, dJ, fireworks at dusk; 10 a.m.-dusk, Lincoln Park district, Lincoln. Pontiac Fireworks; July 4, dusk, Pon- tiac elks Lodge grounds. Red, White and Boom!; July 4, river- front Fourth of July festivities and fireworks; 5-10 p.m. downtown riverfront, Peoria. El Paso; fireworks at dusk July 4, el Paso Golf Course Eureka; fireworks at dusk July 4, Lake eureka Mount Pulaski; fireworks at dusk July 4, Frazier Park Paxton’s 34th annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July; breakfast, all day activi- ties, fireworks at dusk, Bixby Park, July 4. DeWitt County 4-H Fair; July 6-9, fair- grounds in Clinton. Comlara Park Ice Cream Social; ice cream and entertainment; noon-4 p.m. July 7, Comlara Park, near hudson. Morton Downtown Super Cruise; more than 300 vehicles, food, street vendors, more; 5-10 p.m. July 7, downtown Morton. PlutoFest: aLes homebrew Club beer tasting event, with entertainment, more; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7, streator City Park, streator. Mahomet Auto Fest; juried auto fest, car cruise, more; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8, down- town Mahomet. MUSIC Bloomington-Normal Franklin Park Concerts and Ice Cream Socials; ice cream socials at 6 p.m. June 28, free Community Concert Band concerts at 7 p.m.; Franklin Park, Bloomington Sounds of Connie Link Amphitheatre; 4 p.m. June 28, Connie Link amphitheatre, normal; retro Fit. The Lesters and The Chosen Ones; Patriotic Concert; 7 p.m. June 29, Cross Pointe Church of God, 3101 airport road, Bloomington; $15; kids 6 and under free; 309-827-2406 tickets. Eliot Sedgwick & the Moonshine Pi- oneers; 8 p.m. June 29; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $12 and $15. Brushville; 8 11 p.m., June 29, Macki- naw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw; $10 per person; fireworks. Loungeabout the Roundabout; 6-8 p.m., June 30; uptown Circle, nor- mal; room 22. Biscuits and Gravy Band; 7-11 p.m. June 30, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw; $5 per person. Sounds of Connie Link Amphitheatre; 4 p.m. July 1, Connie Link amphitheatre, normal; Last Call. Concerts on the Quad; 7 to 9 p.m. Mon- days in July: July 2, bluegrass singer-song- writer ashley Lewis; July 9, Creole stomp, a cajun-zydeco band; July 16, switchback, american roots music and Celtic soul, per- formed on mandolin, guitar and bass; July 23, The BraziLionaires, a Latin jazz group; July 30, “singing under the stars,” Isu fac- ulty and guests sing favorite selections from operas and Broadway shows; parking avail- able at the Bone student Center and the vis- itors parking lot off university street, south of state Farm hall. Celebrate America; holiday spectac- ular-produced patriotic musical variety show; 6 p.m. July 3-4, Miller Park Band- stand, Bloomington. ISF Pre-Show Concert; July 7, 14, 28, aug. 4; ewing Manor, Bloomington; ‘70s pop; precedes “Merry Wives of Windsor.” Sounds of Connie Link Amphitheatre; 6 p.m. July 7, Connie Link amphitheatre, nor- mal; 33rd Illinois Volunteer regiment Band Houndmouth, Liz Cooper & The Stam- pede; 7:30 p.m. July 8; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $22 and $25. Illinois Chamber Music Festival; faculty and student concerts; various times July 8-28, IWu Westbrook auditorium, free and open to the public, Faculty performances: 7:30 pm July 8 (opening night); 7:30 p.m. July 12; 3 p.m. July 15; Children’s Con- cert; 7:30 p.m. July 17; 3 p.m. July 22; and 7:30 p.m. July 26; student performances; 3 p.m. July 14; 7:30 p.m. July 18; 3 p.m. July 21; 7:30 pm July 25; 7:30 p.m. July 27, pre-final concert; and 3 p.m. July 28, final concert with faculty. Central Illinois Castle Gardens Concert on the Lawn: Jim Markum Swing Band; 6-9 p.m. June 29, Castle Gardens, Lexington; gates open 5 p.m.; $10 online; $15 at gate. Peoria Municipal Band concert; 7 p.m. June 29, st. Philomena’s Church and school, Peoria, Peoria; free; adjacent parking. Travis Tritt; 7 p.m. June 29, Ford County Fairgrounds; headliner for county fair; coun- try-southern rock; $25; also features Craig Campbell and Jordan davis. Here Come the Mummies; 7:30 p.m. June 29; CeFCu center stage at The Land- ing, downtown Peoria; $22-$25. Concerts in the Vineyard; 7-11 p.m. June 30, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. June 30, Ken- tuckiana Kampground, hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Band and guests Mike Porter and Cindy Moore; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274. Peoria Municipal Band concert; 7 p.m. July 1, Glen Oak Park amphitheater, Peoria; free; adjacent parking. Glen Oaks Park fireworks concert (Peoria Municipal Band); 7 p.m. July 3, Glen Oak Park amphitheater, Peoria; free; adjacent parking. Bement Country Opry; 5 p.m. July 6, Monticello Community Ballroom; artist Missy Vail Frakes; fish dinner, 5 p.m.; $10; 217-778-0990. Pontiac Municipal Band Summer Con- certs; outdoor pops concerts; 7 p.m. Fri- days, July 6, 13,20,27, humiston riverside Park, Pontiac. Concerts in the Vineyard; 7-11 p.m. July 7, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. July 7, Ken- tuckiana Kampground, hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Band and guest eric Gordon and Janet durham; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274. Peoria Municipal Band concert; 7 p.m. July 8, Glen Oak Park amphitheater, Peo- ria; free; adjacent parking. THEATER Bloomington-Normal Heartland Theatre Company 10-Min- ute Play Festival: Magic!; annual short play fest, with eight winning entries tied to “magic” theme; 7:30 p.m. June 28-30 and 2 p.m. June 30, heartland Theatre Com- pany, normal. MooNie the Magnif’cent; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 30, ewing Cultural Center, Bloomington; Illinois shakespeare Festival; late show for older audiences; $15 and $18. Illinois Shakespeare Festival; June 30-aug. 11, annual summer-long fest with “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “henry V” and “shakespeare in Love” in rotating rep- ertory on main stage and related activities; ewing Manor, Bloomington, and Isu Center for the Performing arts. Merry Wives of Windsor; opening week- end July 5-7, Illinois shakespeare Festival, ewing Cultural Center, Bloomington; rotat- ing repertory; $20, $35, $54; also henry V opens July 12-14; shakespeare in Love opens July 19-22, Center for the Performing arts Theatre, Isu. Improvised Shakespeare; July 8, 25, aug. 8, Center for the Performing arts The- atre, Isu; Illinois shakespeare Festival; $18. Central Illinois Sister Act; musical comedy; 8:30 p.m., June 27-July 1, Muni Opera, springfield. NIGHTLIFE Bloomington-Normal Karaoke; 7 p.m. June 28, eagles aerie 527, Bloomington. VJ; June 28, Jazz upfront, Bloomingtoon. Chris Corkery; 6-9 p.m. June 29, Gill street sports Bar and restaurant, Bloom- ington; rock; no cover. Blue Hare; 7 p.m. June 29, eagles ae- rie 527, Bloomington; country; no cover. William Marsala’s Blues Band; 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 29, Jazz upfront, Bloomington. Patrick Campbell Piano Show; 7-10 p.m. June 29, Cadillac Jack’s; no cover. The Band Rio Grande; 7-11 p.m. June 29, Winners Bar & Grill, 801 s. Main st., Bloomington; outlaw country; no cover. Sweetwater; 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 29, Windjammer Lounge, Bloomington. White Bronco; 6-10 p.m. June 30, Gill street sports Bar and restaurant, Bloom- ington; classic rock; no cover. Hurricane Project; 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 30, Jazz upfront, Bloomington. Kevin Stearns; 8 p.m. June 30, dr. McK- ay’s Bar & Grille; acoustic pop; no cover. Karaoke; 7 p.m. July 5, eagles aerie 527, Bloomington. Dave Berchtold; 6-9 p.m. July 6, Gill street sports Bar and restaurant; rock; no cover. Second Chance; 7 p.m. July 6, eagles aerie 527, Bloomington; rock; $5. Firebox Bluegrass; 6-9 p.m. July 6, Cas- tle Gardens, Lexington; gates open 5 p.m.; $10 online or $15 at gate. Vibe; 6-10 p.m. July 7, Gill street sports Bar and restaurant; rock; no cover. Houndmouth; 7:30 p.m. July 8, Cas- tle Theater; indie; $22.50 advance, $25 day of show; opening act, Liz Cooper and the stampede. Central Illinois Dan Hubbard; 9:30 p.m. June 30, Kemp’s upper Tap, Lexington; americana rock; no cover. Sweetwater; 4-7 p.m. June 30, sunset Lakes Winery, Carlock. Sweetwater; 8-11 p.m. July 3, Towanda Fourth of July celebration. Sweetwater; 6:30-9 p.m. July 4, sibley Fourth of July celebration. FOR KIDS Children’s Discovery Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-sat.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. sunday, 101 e. Beaufort st., normal; exhibit gallery, paint wall, two-story climber, agMazing ex- hibit, educational programs, more; $7, un- der 2 free; 309-433-3444. Dress-up Movie; 8:15 p.m. June 29, Connie Link amphitheater, normal; “de- spicable Me 3.” A&E CALENDAR - JUNE 21, 2018 THOM RAKESTRAW, FOR THE PANTAGRAPH youngsters perform during “Celebrate america” last year at Miller Park. This year’s holiday spectacular- produced patriotic musical variety show will be at 6 p.m. July 3-4 at Miller Park Bandstand, Bloomington. DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK — Cable television networks offer sports, reality, comedy and drama. But what’s selling now is opinionated news. Sixteen of the 17 most- watched programs on cable last week were either on Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. The only exception was coverage of the NBA draft on ESPN. Three editions of Sean Hannity’s show on Fox were the three most-watched programs. Fox and MSNBC were the two highest-rated cable news networks for the week, and Fox News did better than Fox’s broadcast entertainment network. For broadcasters, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” is clearly the summer’s most dominant show, with a mar- gin of more than 4 million viewers over any other pro- gram. Despite the “Talent” head start, CBS was the week’s most popular network in prime time, averaging 4.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.1 million, ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.1 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Televi- sion had 1.4 million, Tele- mundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 810,000. Fox News averaged 2.45 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.73 mil- lion, USA had 1.45 million, ESPN had 1.42 million and HGTV had 1.39 million. ABC’s “World News To- night” stayed in first among the evening newscasts with a 7.7 million viewer average. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.4 million viewers. For the week of June 18- 24, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.86 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.6 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 6.55 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.22 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 5.82 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 5.77 million; “The Bache- lorette,” ABC, 5.714 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 5.707 million; “Code Black,” CBS, 5.705 million; “Instinct,” CBS, 5.63 million. Opinionated news dominates cable television plus get a $100 signing bonus after 90 days on route! All Pantagraph carriers are independent contractors. Must have valid drivers license & auto insurance. EARN EXTRA CASH! Or call Lisa at 309-451-0007 Earn up to $500 a month delivering The Pantagraph! ROUTES IN Bloomington Normal Gridley Chatsworth Eureka Congerville Fairbury Carlock Chenoa Odell El Paso Secor LeRoy Downs Ellsworth

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