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SKILLS USA State Conference

April 27 - April 29
Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

The SKILLS USA State Conference will be in town with an estimated attendance of 3300.

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10:00 am

Civil War Saturday: Guns and Swords-Weapons of Warfare

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old State Capitol Historic Site, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

The French army officer Claude Minié invented the bullet in 1849 that would bear his name. This bullet was extremely accurate and proved lethal over relatively long distances. Both Union and Confederate soldiers used the “minnie” ball (as they called it) in their muzzle-loading rifles. The Minie ball alone is estimated to have caused 100,000

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5:00 pm

10th Annual Defenders of the Innocence Event

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crown Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen
Springfield , IL 62703 United States

Featuring exoneree Yusef Salaam and his mother, Sharon Salaam. Yusef Salaam was just 15 when he and four other black and Latino teenagers, who became known as the “Central Park Five,” were wrongly imprisoned for the brutal rape and beating of a white woman left for dead in Central Park. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, fought

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7:00 pm
$10 - $16

The Hoogland Teens Present “Urinetown”

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

Presented by the Hoogland Teens, "Urinetown" is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a musical about a Gotham-like city with a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought which has led to a

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8:00 pm
$16 - $18

Jesus Christ Superstar

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

STC presents "Jesus Christ Superstar". Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled

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