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.
Once On This Island: At the Springfield Muni Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night. Visit www.themuni.org or call 793-MUNI for ticket info.
Movie in the Park: Friday at dusk at Henson Robinson Zoo. The featured film is "Zookeeper." Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.
United Way 5K: Saturday in Washington Park. The adult run/walk is at 8:00am. Kids Fun Run at 9:30am. For more info click here.
Florida Georgia Line: Saturday at 8:00pm at Bunkers in Illiopolis. Tickets on sale here. Must be 18 to attend this show.
3rd Annual BassBurg: Sunday at Marley's Pub in downtown Springfield from 2pm - 6pm. Event will feature local bass players and their bands. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Chatham Sweetcorn Festival: Friday and Saturday in Chatham Community Park. Friday 4:30pm - Midnight with music at 6:30pm from Closing Time and at 8:30pm from Still Kick'n. Saturday 8am - Midnight with music at 6pm from Hurricane Ruth and at 8:30pm from Kung Fu Dynamite.
Cass County Fair: Friday and Saturday in Virginia.
Menard County Fair: Friday - Sunday in Petersburg. Saturday featuring Still Kick'n 9:30pm - 1:30am. www.menardcountyfair.com
Macoupin County Fair: Friday and Saturday in Carlinville. www.macoupincountyfair.org
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J Rome wins the inaugural season of "Duets," and he gets a contract with Hollywood Records. Apparently Jennifer Nettles is good at picking talent. Her two duet partners came in first and second place.
Fred Willard Arrest "A Big Misunderstanding"
I just love Fred Willard, so I was totally bummed when this story showed up on my radar yesterday. The actor, known for his work in "Best in Show" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," was arrested Wednesday night on a lewd conduct charge at an adult theater. Willard says what police thought they saw "didn't happen" and it's all be ironed out with his lawyers. Word is Willard has already been fired from his role on the new PBS show "Market Warriors" and that PBS has instructed its affiliates not to air any unaired episodes featuring Willard. Willard is also the host of a new ABC improv show called "Trust Us With Your Life."
Katie Holmes Headed to Broadway
The ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise will be on Broadway soon. Katie Holmes will star in a new play called "Dead Accountants" this fall. It's her first time on Broadway in four years.
Barbara Walters Turns Down Interview with George Zimmerman
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