art & society - nov/dec 2014

by Annie Locke

A behind-the-scenes look at the Peoria Civic Center unveils the secrets of theater magic.

A Portal to 2015

For eight years, we’ve promoted the arts and culture in central Illinois. Like everyone, we’ve been through some tough (and changing) times, yet the spirit of our Midwestern community continues to shine brightly.

For the Health of the Herd

by Stevie Zvereva

In late fall, the elk and bison at Wildlife Prairie Park are shepherded from summer to winter pastures, receiving vaccinations and undergoing tests crucial to keeping their populations healthy.

Home for the Holidays

by Beth Knapinski
Photos courtesy of Peoria Area Civic Chorale

The PACC’s former artistic director and conductor marks his return with a homecoming-themed Christmas program.

Spice it Up!

This holiday season, put a unique twist on these classic drinks.

Write More, Peoria

by Stevie Zvereva

Fifty-thousand words in a month—that’s the goal behind the world’ largest writing event.