Illinois Edition http://wuis.org en Two Classic Movies Screen In Lincoln http://wuis.org/post/two-classic-movies-screen-lincoln <p></p><p>This weekend through next week, two motion picture classics from 1962 will alternate screenings at the Lincoln Theater 4 in Lincoln, Illinois - <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> and <em>Lawrence of Arabia</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Bob Meyer talks with independent theater owner David Lanterman about the two movies' enduring appeal and the advantages of screening great films of the past alongside the latest Hollywood releases.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:07:14 +0000 Bob Meyer 9228 at http://wuis.org Two Classic Movies Screen In Lincoln Opening Night For "Gypsy" At The Hoogland http://wuis.org/post/opening-night-gypsy-hoogland <p>The <a href="http://www.hcfta.org/">Hoogland Center for the Arts</a> starts its fall lineup of performances with the popular musical <em>Gypsy</em>.<br><br>The Hoogland's executive director, Gus Gordon, is also directing this production.<br><br>Gordon and leading lady Devin Dinora joined us on <em>Illinois Edition</em> to talk about the show they're calling the most ambitious of 2013:</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:08:52 +0000 Peter Gray 7755 at http://wuis.org Opening Night For "Gypsy" At The Hoogland Author: Battle Hymn Of The Republic "Marches On" http://wuis.org/post/author-battle-hymn-republic-marches <p>Harvard professor and author <a href="http://www.johnstauffer.org/">John Stauffer</a> is considered an authority on Lincoln and the Civil War.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Hymn-Republic-Biography/dp/0199837430">His latest book</a> charts the evolution of the wartime ballad "Battle Hymn of the Republic".<br><br>Stauffer discussed the origin of the tune Thursday at the <a href="http://www.alplm.org/">Lincoln Presidential Museum</a>.&nbsp; The museum is wrapping up its summer series of book discussions.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:23:16 +0000 Peter Gray 7747 at http://wuis.org Author: Battle Hymn Of The Republic "Marches On" Film Festival Now Hosting Mini-Screenings In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/film-festival-now-hosting-mini-screenings-springfield <p></p><p>The film festival held in Springfield each fall has expanded its calendar of events to include "mini-screenings" this summer.<br><br><a href="http://www.route66filmfestival.net">Route 66 International Film Festival</a> board member Thea Chesley joined Peter Gray on Illinois Edition to discuss the short films her group is now sharing with moviegoers - in a setting that's more casual than conventional:</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:07:26 +0000 Peter Gray 4845 at http://wuis.org Film Festival Now Hosting Mini-Screenings In Springfield