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.
Spotlight on Ice: Saturday and Sunday at the Nelson Center in Lincoln Park. Shows at 2pm and 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. Over 100 Springfield Figure Skating members will perform to musical ice versions including "Annie", "Chicago", and "Phantom of the Opera". Special guest skater will be U.S. and International men's competitor Max Aaron and Gracie Gold, World Junior Silver medalist. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
Kevin Farley: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm an 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Beauty and the Beast: Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at Pittsfield High School auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students at the door. Children 5 and under are free. Call 285-2345 for more info.
Cinderella: Presented by Calvary Academy. Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and children. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org for reservations.
Footloose: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm at Riverton High School auditorium. $9 for adults, $7 for students. $5 general admission. More info at 629-6003.
My Fair Lady: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm at Pleasant Plains High School. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. Call 626-1044 for more info.
Springfield RV and Camping Show: Friday 3pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 8pm, and Sunday 11am - 5pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. $7 for adults, $2 for kids ages 7-12. More info at www.eventsltd.org
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Saturday at Henson Robinson Zoo 8-10am. There will be a continental breakfast and egg hunts for children 12 and under throughout the morning. $9 for adults, $7 for children 3-12. ($10/$8 for non-residents of the Springfield Park District). Call 753-6217 or visit www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org
E Buzz for March 30, 2012
Spike Lee Settles After Ruining the Lives of an Elderly Couple
Director Spike Lee has to be feeling pretty awful right now, and he should. Lee was one of the celebrities who helped spread a Twitter post allegedly listing the address of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Turns out the address in the tweet was the address of Elaine and David McClain who are in their 70's. They have a son named George Zimmerman who is not the same one and who hasn't lived in their home since the mid-90's. The couple was forced to flee their home and live in a hotel out of fear for their lives. Thursday Matt Morgan, the McClain's lawyer, announced Lee called the McClain's to apologize and agreed to compensate them for "their loss and for the disruption into their lives." According to Elaine McClain, "...you could just tell he felt really bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned."
Katie Couric Returning to Morning TV
She hosted "Today" for years on NBC, but next week she'll be hosting "Good Morning America". Katie Couric will be sitting in for the vacationing Robin Roberts. Couric has signed a deal with ABC and will debut her own talk show in September.
Remember the Movie "Twins"?
I barely remember it, but in 1988 there was a film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as twins called "Twins". Now word is a sequel is in the works that would introduce Eddie Murphy as a third sibling titled "Triplets".