After 15 years, we're down to the last week. July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning. There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry!
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business. She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital. It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week. Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet.
Sugarland: Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. Tickets available at www.livenation.com or 800-745-3000.
Reba/The Band Perry/Steel Magnolia/Eden's Edge: Friday at 7:30pm at U.S. Cellular Colseium in Bloomington. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000 or select Walmart locations.
Comedian Mike MacRae: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Carve for the Carillon: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm (while supplies last) at Rees Memorial Carillon & Washington Park Botanical Garden. For info at 753-3219 or 753-6228.
Lincoln's New Salem Candlelight Tour: Friday and Saturday 7-9pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. Interpreters in period clothing welcome you. Free admission, donations suggested. www.lincolnsnewsalem.com or call 632-4000.
Havana Wine Festival: Saturday 1-7pm in downtown Havana. Music, food, and wine. $10 admission. www.scenichavana.com or call 309-543-3528.
Lighting Up Petersburg Festival: Saturday at dusk in Petersburg. Bonfires, treats, pumpkin decorating, more. 632-7363.
Indian Summer Festival: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln Memorial Gardens. Food, crafts, pumpkin decorating, vendors, crafts, face painting, balloon sculptures, and entertainment. $4 for adults, $3 for kids 2-12. Call 529-1111 or visit www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org
Youth Charity Horse Show: Friday - Sunday 8am - 10:30pm in the Coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Free admission. www.youthcharityhorseshow.com
Touch a Truck: Saturday 10am - 1pm at the Nelson Center in Lincoln Park. Hands-on program for children with a fire engine, helicopter, tractor, and other vehicles. Free.
Springfield Jaycees Haunted House: "The Haunted Library" on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the grandstand. Open Friday and Saturday 6:30pm - 11pm. Admission is $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Advance tickets available at Sunrise Cafe, Recycled Records, Qik-n-EZ locations. Kid-friendly times are Noon - 3pm Saturday and Sunday for $3 per child and $1 for adults. www.springfieldjaycees.org
Auburn Haunted Theater: "Psychotic Behavior" open Friday and Saturday 7-11pm. Not suggested for children under 9 years old. $7 per adult, $10 fast pass. Call 899-9978 or visit www.auburnhauntedtheater.com
Boo Crew Haunted House: "Mr. Schultz's Marionette Factory" open Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm. $8 for adults, $6 ages 10 and under. Speed pass is $13. www.boocrew.com
Terror on the Square: Haunted House in an old funeral home on the Petersburg Square. 7pm Friday and Saturday. $9 for adults, $7 children 10 and under. $15 terror pass to front of the line. www.terrorontheweb.com
Colored Glass Collection: Saturday 8am - Noon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Enter gate 11 at 8th and Sangamon Ave. This is a free collection of glass bottles or jars that food or drink came in. No glass kitchenware, no window panes, no light bulbs. This collection is open to anyone, not just city residents. More infro at 789-2327 or visit www.springfield.il.us
The Weekend Marquee for October 7, 2011
"You're Fired!" "No, I Quit!" We know one thing. Hank Williams, Jr. will no longer kick off Monday Night Football. We don't know, however, if he was fired or he quit. EPSN announced Thursday they were pulling the intro permanently. But Williams says he was the one who fired ESPN and that they "stepped on the Toes of the First Amendment Freedom of Speech" by removing his intro from last week's game. He finished by saying, "Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It's been a great run."
"Twilight" Countdown Includes Re-releases of First Three Films "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One" opens in theaters November 18th, and to get ready for it the first three films will be back on the big screen. MTV News reports the films will be released on Tuesdays in November, one each week. The films have been updated with introductions, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Unfortunately, Springfield doesn't have a participating theater. For the list, visit www.FathomEvents.com
YouTube Creates New Place For Political Videos As we approach the 2012 presidential election, YouTube has created a new section dedicated to the race. According to Fox News it's a "one-stop shop for campaign ads, speeches, parodies, and most importantly, "gotcha moments."
Cast Reunions from "Entertainment Weekly" Who doesn't love a good cast reunion? "Entertainment Weekly" has taken some of your favorite movies and TV shows and brought the casts back together for some fun photos. "NYPD Blue," "Home Improvement," "Fatal Attraction," "Growing Pains," "The Carol Burnett Show," and "The Princess Bride" are all featured. It's so fun to see what everyone looks like now. Plus, having Glenn Close cuddle a bunny is just genius. To see them all click here.