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.
20th Annual Rock the Dock: Friday at Lake Springfield Marina. Gates open at 6pm. Music at 7:30pm with Still Kick'n, fireworks at dusk, and Maggie Rose after the fireworks. $10 per person if you don't have your tickets in advance.
Musical soundtrack for the fireworks will air on 104.5 WFMB courtesy of Hicksgas.
Les Miserables: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm at the Springfield Muni. Call 793-MUNI or visit www.themuni.org for more info.
Sunset Boulevard: Friday - Sunday at 8:00pm each night at the Legacy Theatre in Springfield. Get tickets at 800-838-3006 or click here.
Blackberry Smoke: Friday at 8pm at Boondocks.
Josh Thompson and Clayton Anderson: Saturday at Boondocks. Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8pm. Tickets are $15 and available at the door or www.showclix.com
Darius Rucker/Rodney Atkins/Jana Kramer: Saturday at 7:30pm at the Corn Crib in Bloomington. Tickets at 309-454-2255 or click here.
BRANDT Twin 60's: Sunday at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln. Racing starts at 7:00pm. Justin Allgaier will be doing an autograph session from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. More info at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com
Rochester Fireworks: Sunday at Rochester Community Park at dusk.
Dawson Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3rd at Dawson Park 6p-11p. Stone & Biscuit Band starts at 7pm, fireworks at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Williamsville 4th of July Celebration: Sunday 6p-10pm at Samuel H. Jones Park.
Capital City Celebration: Downtown Springfield on July 4th on Capitol Ave. between 2nd and 5th streets. 7p-Midnight with fireworks about 9:30pm.
Jacksonville 4th of July Blast & Parade: On July 4th with fireworks at dusk.
More Companies Dump Paula Deen
Thursday Target announced they would be severing ties with Paula Deen, and so did the diabetes drug company Novo Nordisk. Then the CEO of QVC Thursday wrote in a blog that the shopping channel would "take a pause" in its partnership with Deen and "phase out her product assortment" over the next few months.
"50 Shades" Movie To Be Out in 2014
The steamiest book of 2012 will finally be coming to the big screen in 2014. "50 Shades of Grey" will be out on August 1, 2014, and the film has a director. British director Sam Taylor-Johnson will take the helm. Still no confirmation on the lead actor and actress for the film, but the frontrunners are said to be Alexis Bledel and Robert Pattinson.
"Glee's" Matthew Morrison Engaged
Happy news for Matthew Morrison of "Glee." He's engaged to his girlfriend of two years -- Renee Puente. Morrison said on Twitter, "An incredible night of LOVE @ejafBall. I'm going to marry my best friend! Happy day for me and @Renee_Puente."
"Dexter's" Finale Season Premieres Sunday
Sunday on Showtime at 8pm begins the eighth and final season of "Dexter," the show that made a serial killer sympathetic. EW.com talked with the star, Michael C. Hall about the final season. Read it here.