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.
Zac Brown Band with Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowery: Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com for tickets.
Pawnee Prairie Days: Friday featuring music from Big Daddy Jasper at 8pm, Saturday featuring music from Still Kick'n at 8:00pm.
Drive Out Cancer Golf Outing: Saturday at 1:00pm at the Rail Golf Course. $85 per person includes 18 holes and cart and dinner. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Call Jeff Dorr at 217-652-3978 for more information.
Roughnecks Ride & Benefit for St. Jude: Saturday starting at Weebles Bar & Grill in Springfield. Registration 11am - 12:20pm, ride stars at 12:30pm. $10 per person, $15 per couple. Post party at The Curve starting at 4:00pm.
52nd International Carillon Festival: Friday at 7:00pm with festival fireworks at dusk. Saturday at 7pm. Free.
Summer Festival: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.
Virginia Bar-B-Que: Friday - Sunday in Virginia. Featuring music from Chris Cavanaugh Saturday night at 7:30pm.
Lincoln Library Summer Book Sale: Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm on the plaza surrounding Lincoln Library. Hardbacks $2, paperbacks 50 cents, oversized paperbacks $1, children's books 50 cents. Plus DVD's, CD's, and computer games.
Sangamon County Electronics Collection: Saturday 8am - 1pm at Illinois State Fairgrounds, lot 21, enter gate 11. If it has a cord or runs on batteries, bring it! No batteries or major appliances. For more info visit www.scdph.org
Music in the Park: Sunday 4-7pm at Comer Cox Park. Featuring Rhythm & Grooves: Brooke Thomas with Blue Sons & Kapitol Sound. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Finally We Get to Launch Justin Bieber Into Space!
Actually he's going willingly. Wednesday Richard Branson announced via Twitter Justin Bieber and his manager are Virgin Galactic's latest future astronauts. Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio have also signed on to take a ride. No word yet on when that will be.
Snooki Gives Amanda Bynes Career Advice
Amanda Bynes could definitely use some advice these days, but I'm not so sure Snooki who should offer it up. Snooki told E! she thinks Bynes should do a reality show because she's "entertaining" and she would watch it all the time.
Archie Comics Coming to the Big Screen
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang have been around for 72 years, but now for the first time they'll be on the big screen. Warner Brothers is producing a live action movie featuring the characters in a present-day version of their town of Riverdale. Jason Moore, who directed "Pitch Perfect" will direct the film.
Sarah Jessica Parker Launching a Line of Shoes
It just makes sense that the woman who made Monolo Blahnik a household name on "Sex and the City" should have her own line of shoes. Now Sarah Jessica Parker is doing just that. SJP will be available at Nordstrom starting in 2014 along with handbags and trenches. Regarding the look of the shoes Parker said, "We're putting new colors together that people don't typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet.