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Well, I've taken care of the catching up on my sleep part of my vacation.

Fed the ravening hordes, and am making pesto mac and cheese (from a box). I hope that it's good.

I'm going to a jazz concert tonight at the college with a friend. At first, she really wanted to go out to dinner, and I didn't want to spend the money, but said yes because she was insistent. But then she texted me yesterday, saying that she couldn't afford it. Works for me.

I want to stop at work before the concert to change my phone and e-mail messages saying that I'm on vacation, so I need to throw myself together soon.

Oh, I forgot to say that the temperature dropped today and was 39 degrees F. I can't complain though because it was warm for so long.
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I've got the University of Illinois' Krannert Center and Illinois State University's Center for the Performing Arts bookmarked and liked their Facebook pages. One thing that I like about living in the boonies is the cost of living. The concert tonight was $20. (I was in the cheap seats, but I still had a good view of the stage and could hear well.) Krannert Center's concerts are $10 (and some are free). Not sure about ISU, but the prices are probably comparable. I can only imagine how much a similar concert would cost in Chicago.

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Mar. 19th, 2016 11:25 pm
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I'm back from the concert (Illinois Symphony and ISU Madrigal Singers) in Springfield. It was great fun with singalongs and a small British flag to wave. (It was a British-themed evening.) The best part, though, was the encore, which was Danny Boy, and the Madrigal Singers sang the last verse a cappella. Sublime. (I've got to rustle up the money to take voice lessons again. I'd love to sing in a chorus.)
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[livejournal.com profile] gurdonark mentioning seeing a classical guitarist the other day, and that reminded me that there's a classical guitar group in Springfield (you never know what you'll find in Springfield!) that holds concerts. There was one tonight to which I went. It was by the Avanti Guitar Trio, and it was wonderful to hear three guitars playing in harmony. It also is giving me a lot of incentive to practice :) There's another concert by a different guitarist next month. I also found out that the Springfield Symphony is playing with the ISU Madrigal Singers next week. I probably shouldn't have spent the money, but I bought a ticket because hey, madrigal singers! And the ticket cost only $20 in the "cheap seats".

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