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Healin' Home: Friday - Sunday at 8pm each night at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children under 12. Call 217-632-5440 or 800-710-9290. There is a free pre-show at 7pm. Visit www.theatreinthepark.net for more info.
38 Special/Loverboy/April Wine/The Tubes: Friday at the Illinois State Fair grandstand. Tickets are $25. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Boys II Men/MC Hammer: Saturday at the Illinois State Fair grandstand. Tickets are $15 - $23 and are available at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Lady Antebellum/Stealing Angels: Sunday at the Illinois State Fair grandstand. Tickets are $27 - $42. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.
Powerlight Festival: Sunday Noon - 9:30pm at the Illinois State Fair on the Lincoln Stage. Christian Concert featuring Jars of Clay, Chris August, Stephanie Smith, and more. FREE.
Back At It Spirit Rally: Saturday at 11am at White Oaks Mall. The top squad will win $500 from the State Journal-Register.
Abe's Amble: Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds starting in front of the grandstand at 7:30am. Go to www.getmeregistered.com to get registered.
Loco-Motion Cruise In: Saturday Noon - 3pm at the Chatham Depot. Just $5 to enter your vehicle, all vehicles welcome. The benefit the Chatham Railroad Musuem. There will be food, a 50/50 and a silent auction.
Wizard of Oz: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night at the Springfield Muni. For tickets call 793-MUNI or visit www.themuni.org
The E Buzz for August 19, 2011
Kim Kardashian Ready For Wedding Tomorrow
Saturday is the big day. Kim Kardashian is set to wed the NBA's Kris Humphries in Montecito, California. When Kardashian talked to reporters at a launch party for her fashion line, she told reporters she doesn't have any pre-wedding jitters.
Jesse James and Kat Von D Back Together
People.com reports and Jesse James confirms that one month after calling off their engagement, James and Kat Von D are back together. I guess he can console her, since TLC just announced they're cancelling her show, "L.A. Ink" after four seasons.
"Real Housewives" Husband Found Hanging By Electrical Cord
Bravo is still trying to figure out what to do with the upcoming season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" after Russell Armstong committed suicide. Russell's wife, Taylor, had filed for divorce just weeks before. Coroners say the 47-year-old hung himself with electrical cord. Now Bravo is trying to figure out what do with the upcoming season of the show that was expected to focus on the Armstrong's failiing marriage. Russell's mother spoke to HLN Wednesday and said she believes the show destroyed their marriage. She also said Russell told her the new season of the show was going to "crucify" him and that he'd "never survive it."
At Least There Are a Few Sane Actresses
The plastic surgery addiction is rampant in Hollywood, but at least three Oscar-winning Hollywood actresses are just saying no. Kate WInslet, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Thompson aren't into the whole trend. Winslet says, "I am an actress, I don't want to freeze the expression of my face." Thompson agrees saying, "We're in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60." Weisz chimed in saying, "People who look too perfect don't look sexy or particularly beautiful."