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.
Santa's VIP Arrival: Saturday at White Oaks Mall in the food court. Starting at noon there's a kids dance party featuring kid-friendly music from Music Express. It's free, and the first 150 kids get a free disposable camera so they can play papparazzi and take photos of Santa when he arrives and walks the red carpet. Kid-friendly refreshments will be served.
Ansar Shrine Circus: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 11am, 3pm, and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 11:30am and 3:30pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating (all ages), general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets available here. You can also get tickets at the Center box office.
Mark Sweeney: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE for tickets.
St. Jude Benefit Concert: Sunday at the New Salem Country Opry. Concert at 2:00pm with Davey French and Jenny Campbell. Lunch available at Noon. There will also be raffles, auction, and baked goods. Call 632-2630 or 244-8894 for tickets or information. Tickets are just $10 (show only).
Springfield Jr. Blues: Friday and Saturday at 7pm vs. Traverse City at the Nelson Center. Tickets available at the door. Friday is armed forces appreciation night. All armed forces personnel will receive free admission in appreciation and family members are admitted at half price. Jr. Blues will wear special edition camouflage jerseys then auctioned Sunday during the game.
Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival: Friday - Sunday at the Crowne Plaza. Visit www.bluegrassmidwest.com or call 243-3159 for more information.
Discovery After Dark: Friday 7-9pm at Henson Robinson Zoo. It's "Wolf Howl" nocturnal tour of the zoo with a guided tour and a look at some of the behind-the-scenes areas. Space is limited. $5 adults and $3 for children if a Springfield Park District resident. Non-residents are $6 and $4. Call 753-6217 for information.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm at Riverton High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Call 629-6003 for more information.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm at Pleasant Plains High School. Adults $10 and students and seniors $8.
Dear Edwina Junior: Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. $11 for adults, $8 for children. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org
Spring Awakening: Sunday at 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets are $57, $52, and $47. Call 206-6160 or visit www.sangamonauditorium.org
The E Buzz for November 12, 2010
Simpsons Renewed The longest running show in U.S. history will go even longer. FOX has announced "The Simpsons" will come back for a 23rd season.
Huge Ratings for the CMA Awards ABC should be very happy. The CMA Awards brought in some big ratings for the network Wednesday night. The show came in first place in all six half hours beating second place CBS by 6 million viewers. The last hour of the show had the highest ratings for adults 18-49 of any network so far this season, excluding sporting events. In all, nearly 34-million tuned in for the awards.