PeoriaMagazines.com - Greater Peoria's resource for business, community, lifestyle and art https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ en Five Points Fridays presents a free outdoor concert by Neal Bowling https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-07-10/five-points-fridays-presents-free-outdoor-concert-neal-bowling <span>Five Points Fridays presents a free outdoor concert by Neal Bowling</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-07-10T12:00:00Z">July 10, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Five Points Washington outdoor patio area (located at the south end of the facility)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Host Organization</div> <div class="field--item">Five Points Washington</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="http://www.FivePointsWashington.org">http://www.FivePointsWashington.org</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Neal Bowling is a Mackinaw-based acoustic solo musician who covers several genres, including pop, rock and country. While his musical offerings vary widely--spanning from the 1950s to today and ranging from the Beatles to the Black Keys--Bowling remains singularly focused on a singular cause: he donates 100 percent of the proceeds from his performances to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>Bowling will perform July 10 as part of Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor concerts hosted by Five Points Washington. Gates open at 5:30 pm the event, and the performance begins at 6 pm. The concert will be held adjacent to the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio area and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Mike’s Knot Just Ribs food truck and Kona Ice of Peoria will have food available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available.</p> <p>All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.</p> <p>Other events in the Five Points Fridays series include:<br /> July 24 - Kickin’ &amp; Pickin’ (rock and bluegrass)<br /> August 14 - Chase Sieting (acoustic rock)<br /> August 21 - Black Velvet (multigenerational eclectic acoustic)<br /> September 25 - Top 4D (acoustic pop music)<br /> October 16 - Kickin’ &amp; Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic)</p> <p>The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; <a href="mailto:Live@Five">Live@Five</a> sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.<br /> Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.</p> <p>A full listing of events in the is available on the Live at Five Points Facebook page or by visiting FivePointsWashington.org. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.</p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15529/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:56:18 +0000 Anonymous 15529 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com BBB - Bounce Forward- Use Disruption to Accelerate Your Future https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-07-02/bbb-bounce-forward-use-disruption-accelerate-your-future <span>BBB - Bounce Forward- Use Disruption to Accelerate Your Future</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-07-02T12:00:00Z">July 2, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Virtual learning</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://zoom.us/j/94314598911#success">https://zoom.us/j/94314598911#success</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Better Business Bureau - Bounce Forward- Use Disruption to Accelerate Your Future</strong></p> <p>When uncertainty is high, our first response can be to retreat to safety or even think of how we can get things back to "how things were." </p> <p>But what you really want isn't<em> </em>how things <em>used to be</em> - you want a better, bolder, and brighter future! And the best time to create that future is when uncertainty is high - IF you know what to do. </p> <p>Join us for this unique virtual learning experience sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois on <strong>Thursday July 2, 10AM CST</strong>.</p> <p>You'll hear from speaker, consultant, and coach Dean Heffta of BBB Accredited Business, Clarus Results, on how times of great change are packed with opportunities, strategies for navigating the change, and what you need to watch out for on the journey. </p> <p>The learning experience is No Charge. Invest in yourself. Register now.  </p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15526/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:31:20 +0000 amanwaring 15526 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Midwest Food Bank - Composer’s Q & A forum with David Getz https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-12/midwest-food-bank-composers-q-forum-david-getz <span>Midwest Food Bank - Composer’s Q &amp; A forum with David Getz</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-12T12:00:00Z">September 12, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Zoom meeting</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://midwestfoodbank.org/">https://midwestfoodbank.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has announced a unique online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition with proceeds supporting Midwest Food Bank East Africa.</p> <p>Local composer, David Getz, is making a video recording of the world premiere of “Ruth: The Musical” available to the public for an online fundraising event for MFB East Africa. In addition, an exclusive 60-minute “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will be available. Discussion guides will be provided for those individuals or small groups who wish to enjoy the video performance together. </p> <p>The musical will be presented on YouTube, available Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, 2020. The presentation is free.  Donations to Midwest Food Bank will be welcome.  <strong>An exclusive “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will take place on Saturday, September 12 for a donation of $20.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with Getz and lead performers from the show via Zoom.  The forum will include a discussion of the making of the show over several years, its meaning, and the performers experiences in the arts.</strong></p> <p>David Getz teaches Orchestra at Morton High School, his alma mater, since 2012.  He’s also the conductor of the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2012. He has performed many of his original works with his ensembles over the years, and in May of 2015, his String Quartet No. 1 was premiered by the Boston String Quartet.  Getz began sketching songs for “Ruth” in November of 2011, and the entire writing process took the next seven years to complete. Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__theruthmusical.com_&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=ACQkxelL_D3v1AUI1xzsuR6L3IohXqeIGHv2ca7CEAE&amp;e=">https://theruthmusical.com</a></p> <p>Midwest Food Bank has 11 locations, including nine in the U.S., and one each in East Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__midwestfoodbank.org&amp;d=DwQFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=cRhPbnR-r2PIOunB8_MNFehq0U9EYcJsU-jWyl06YTM&amp;e=">midwestfoodbank.org</a></p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15525/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:55:24 +0000 amanwaring 15525 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger & malnutrition https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-13/midwest-food-bank-online-musical-performance-fight-hunger-malnutrition <span>Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-13T12:00:00Z">September 13, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">YouTube</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://midwestfoodbank.org/">https://midwestfoodbank.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has announced a unique online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition with proceeds supporting Midwest Food Bank East Africa.</p> <p>Local composer, David Getz, is making a video recording of the world premiere of “Ruth: The Musical” available to the public for an online fundraising event for MFB East Africa. In addition, an exclusive 60-minute “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will be available. Discussion guides will be provided for those individuals or small groups who wish to enjoy the video  performance together. </p> <p>The musical will be presented on YouTube, available Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, 2020. The presentation is free.  Donations to Midwest Food Bank will be welcome.  An exclusive “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will take place on Saturday, September 12 for a donation of $20.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with Getz and lead performers from the show via Zoom.  The forum will include a discussion of the making of the show over several years, its meaning, and the performers experiences in the arts.</p> <p>David Getz teaches Orchestra at Morton High School, his alma mater, since 2012.  He’s also the conductor of the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2012. He has performed many of his original works with his ensembles over the years, and in May of 2015, his String Quartet No. 1 was premiered by the Boston String Quartet.  Getz began sketching songs for “Ruth” in November of 2011, and the entire writing process took the next seven years to complete. Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__theruthmusical.com_&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=ACQkxelL_D3v1AUI1xzsuR6L3IohXqeIGHv2ca7CEAE&amp;e=">https://theruthmusical.com</a></p> <p>Midwest Food Bank has 11 locations, including nine in the U.S., and one each in East Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__midwestfoodbank.org&amp;d=DwQFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=cRhPbnR-r2PIOunB8_MNFehq0U9EYcJsU-jWyl06YTM&amp;e=">midwestfoodbank.org</a></p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15524/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:53:12 +0000 amanwaring 15524 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger & malnutrition https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-12/midwest-food-bank-online-musical-performance-fight-hunger-malnutrition <span>Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-12T12:00:00Z">September 12, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">YouTube</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://midwestfoodbank.org/">https://midwestfoodbank.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has announced a unique online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition with proceeds supporting Midwest Food Bank East Africa.</p> <p>Local composer, David Getz, is making a video recording of the world premiere of “Ruth: The Musical” available to the public for an online fundraising event for MFB East Africa. In addition, an exclusive 60-minute “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will be available. Discussion guides will be provided for those individuals or small groups who wish to enjoy the video  performance together. </p> <p>The musical will be presented on YouTube, available Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, 2020. The presentation is free.  Donations to Midwest Food Bank will be welcome.  An exclusive “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will take place on Saturday, September 12 for a donation of $20.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with Getz and lead performers from the show via Zoom.  The forum will include a discussion of the making of the show over several years, its meaning, and the performers experiences in the arts.</p> <p>David Getz teaches Orchestra at Morton High School, his alma mater, since 2012.  He’s also the conductor of the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2012. He has performed many of his original works with his ensembles over the years, and in May of 2015, his String Quartet No. 1 was premiered by the Boston String Quartet.  Getz began sketching songs for “Ruth” in November of 2011, and the entire writing process took the next seven years to complete. Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__theruthmusical.com_&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=ACQkxelL_D3v1AUI1xzsuR6L3IohXqeIGHv2ca7CEAE&amp;e=">https://theruthmusical.com</a></p> <p>Midwest Food Bank has 11 locations, including nine in the U.S., and one each in East Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__midwestfoodbank.org&amp;d=DwQFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=cRhPbnR-r2PIOunB8_MNFehq0U9EYcJsU-jWyl06YTM&amp;e=">midwestfoodbank.org</a></p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15523/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:52:35 +0000 amanwaring 15523 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger & malnutrition https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-11/midwest-food-bank-online-musical-performance-fight-hunger-malnutrition <span>Midwest Food Bank - online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-11T12:00:00Z">September 11, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">YouTube</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://midwestfoodbank.org/">https://midwestfoodbank.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Midwest Food Bank (MFB) has announced a unique online musical performance to fight hunger &amp; malnutrition with proceeds supporting Midwest Food Bank East Africa.</p> <p>Local composer, David Getz, is making a video recording of the world premiere of “Ruth: The Musical” available to the public for an online fundraising event for MFB East Africa. In addition, an exclusive 60-minute “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will be available. Discussion guides will be provided for those individuals or small groups who wish to enjoy the video performance together. </p> <p>The musical will be presented on YouTube, available Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, 2020. The presentation is free.  Donations to Midwest Food Bank will be welcome.  An exclusive “Composer’s Q &amp; A” forum will take place on Saturday, September 12 for a donation of $20.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with Getz and lead performers from the show via Zoom.  The forum will include a discussion of the making of the show over several years, its meaning, and the performers experiences in the arts.</p> <p>David Getz teaches Orchestra at Morton High School, his alma mater, since 2012.  He’s also the conductor of the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2012. He has performed many of his original works with his ensembles over the years, and in May of 2015, his String Quartet No. 1 was premiered by the Boston String Quartet.  Getz began sketching songs for “Ruth” in November of 2011, and the entire writing process took the next seven years to complete. Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__theruthmusical.com_&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=ACQkxelL_D3v1AUI1xzsuR6L3IohXqeIGHv2ca7CEAE&amp;e=">https://theruthmusical.com</a></p> <p>Midwest Food Bank has 11 locations, including nine in the U.S., and one each in East Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.  Learn more at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__midwestfoodbank.org&amp;d=DwQFAg&amp;c=p0oa49nxxGtbbM2qgM-GB4r4m9OlGg-sEp8sXylY2aQ&amp;r=VlIl_-o0foAMW9Ba9DjuRsMm61cOhi9fdgNiUqNrgE0&amp;m=umlqn_HzZ6rgZa9GCx30LE4RRf6hcIEVEYWUbvBVhJ8&amp;s=cRhPbnR-r2PIOunB8_MNFehq0U9EYcJsU-jWyl06YTM&amp;e=">midwestfoodbank.org</a></p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15522/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:51:36 +0000 amanwaring 15522 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Behind the Scenes: July 2020 https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/07/01/behind-scenes-july-2020 <span>Behind the Scenes: July 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/files/0720_bts.jpg" width="851" height="415" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:57</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><em>Above: Photographer David Vernon with Bob &amp; Joan Ericksen in front of the great oak tree at the Sun Foundation Art &amp; Nature Center, May 22, 2020</em></p> <p>Like everything else in 2020, our Local Legends program looks a little different this year. When the pandemic hit, we were still working to notify our honorees. COVID-19 added an unwelcome layer of uncertainty. How would we interview and photograph them during the lockdown? And how would we host an event to celebrate their work and achievements? </p> <p>We managed to work it out, while taking great care with social distancing. We conducted one interview over Skype for the first time, while photographer David Vernon dutifully wore his face mask to ensure everyone’s safety. But the event would not be dealt with so easily…</p> <p><a href="/pm/2020/jul"><img src="https://www.peoriamagazines.com/sites/default/files/styles/issue_cover_front_page/public/2020-06/0720_cover.jpg" style="float:right;margin-left:15px;" /></a>Every July for the last seven years, we’ve hosted an intimate reception to celebrate our Local Legends. Knowing that would be impossible this summer, we initially cancelled the reception. But as time went on, we kept thinking we had to do something more to honor these amazing couples who have given our community so much, even if we couldn’t bring their friends, family and colleagues together in the same space.  </p> <p>Thanks to the support of our sponsors, what we came up with was two-fold. We partnered with the Peoria Riverfront Museum on a mini-exhibit featuring David Vernon’s beautiful portraits and significant historic objects from each couple. So when the museum opens back up to the public, you’ll see them there—along with the can’t-miss Ken Hoffman exhibit!</p> <p>Second, we are collaborating with videographers Jeffery Noble and Tim Sotter to host three live Q&amp;A sessions on Facebook. When events came to a screeching halt in March, Jeff and Tim stepped forward with new, state-of-the-art equipment to bring superior quality to streaming performances, presenting a polished look that can’t be produced on a smartphone alone. Besides their stellar work for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s #PSOAtHome initiative, they recently launched a new series of online music performances entitled the Six Foot Sessions—visit <em><a href="https://www.sixfootsessions.com/">sixfootsessions.com</a></em> for more information.</p> <p>Later this month, contributing writer/interviewer Mae Gilliland Wright and I will join Bob &amp; Joan Ericksen (July 15); Junior &amp; Jackie Watkins (July 22); and Sid &amp; Flo Banwart (July 29) for a series of fun, lively and insightful conversations. Each event will kick off at 6:00pm and last about an hour. Best of all, it’s free to the public… so mark your calendars and join us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/peoriamagazines">Facebook Live</a>! <em>—Jonathan Wright, Editor In Chief</em></p> <p>PS: If you have questions for this year’s Local Legends, email them to <a href="mailto:jwright@peoriamagazines.com"><em>jwright@peoriamagazines.com</em></a>.</p> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15497&amp;2=comment_node_blog_entry&amp;3=comment_node_blog_entry" token="txbr3g2zXHeFE-agVF2-ab5RWE5jEva0ZcexS7wM-AE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15497/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:57:20 +0000 amanwaring 15497 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/07/01/behind-scenes-july-2020#comments Peoria Magazine: July 2020 https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm/2020/jul <span>Peoria Magazine: July 2020</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3369" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">agray</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:19</span> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15495/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:19:05 +0000 agray 15495 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Live Jazz Summer Series - Dave Hoffman & Friends https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-08-13/live-jazz-summer-series-dave-hoffman-friends <span>Live Jazz Summer Series - Dave Hoffman &amp; Friends</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-08-13T12:00:00Z">August 13, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">The Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://www.thebettyjayne.com/calendar">https://www.thebettyjayne.com/calendar</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Live Jazz Summer Series<br /> July 9 - Kevin Hart &amp; The Vibe Tribe<br /> July 23 - Dis Organizer<br /> July 30 - Judy Page Project<br /> August 13 - Dave Hoffman &amp; Friends</p> <p>Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 day of show.</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15494/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:14:39 +0000 amanwaring 15494 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Live Jazz Summer Series - Judy Page Project https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-07-30/live-jazz-summer-series-judy-page-project <span>Live Jazz Summer Series - Judy Page Project</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-07-30T12:00:00Z">July 30, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">The Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://www.thebettyjayne.com/calendar">https://www.thebettyjayne.com/calendar</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Live Jazz Summer Series<br /> July 9 - Kevin Hart &amp; The Vibe Tribe<br /> July 23 - Dis Organizer<br /> July 30 - Judy Page Project<br /> August 13 - Dave Hoffman &amp; Friends</p> <p>Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 day of show.</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15493/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:14:01 +0000 amanwaring 15493 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com