Peoria Civic Center http://peoriapublicradio.org en Artist brings shoe art to IGNITE! Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/artist-brings-shoe-art-ignite-peoria <p>This week, we're talking with Justin Fenwick (also known as "Donk’e Punch.") Tennis shoes are his medium of choice. Since 2004, he's been making modified sneakers; his customers have included several notable athletes and musicians. He's one of the artists featured in IGNITE! Peoria, taking place August 9th at the Peoria Civic Center.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:00:48 +0000 Nathan Irwin 26643 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Artist brings shoe art to IGNITE! Peoria New management for Peoria's Marriott Hotel Complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-management-peorias-marriott-hotel-complex <p><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;">The </span>Pere<span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;"> Marquette Hotel in downtown Peoria has a new manager. The hotel will maintain the Marriott flag, but First Hospitality Group of Chicago takes over as third party manager July 18, 2014.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:21:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New management for Peoria's Marriott Hotel Complex Darius Donaldson bring car art to IGNITE Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/darius-donaldson-bring-car-art-ignite-peoria <p>This week, we're talking with vehicular artist Darius Donaldson, one of the artists involved with IGNITE Peoria, on Saturday August 9th. He talks about his own work, and about the car show he's organizing in conjunction with IGNITE. He's hoping to bring rarely-seen customized vehicles to Peoria from around the country.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 25565 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Darius Donaldson bring car art to IGNITE Peoria PSO offers "Romance" in its next concert http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pso-offers-romance-its-next-concert <p>This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, about "Romance," tonights concert with the <a href="http://peoriasymphony.org">Peoria Symphony Orchestra</a>. Stelluto talks about striking&nbsp; a balance between large, orchestral pieces on the program and smaller works performed by a jazz combo. He also talks about working with soloists Linden Christ and Ryan Lanning to select the music in the concert. And he talks about some of his own favorites -- from Nat "King" Cole and Billy Eckstine, among others.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:00:01 +0000 Nathan Irwin 18993 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PSO offers "Romance" in its next concert Out and About - December 13, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-december-13-2013 <p>The Peoria Ballet presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" this weekend, with three performances at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.&nbsp;The Ballet's Tamra Challacombe explains what makes&nbsp;"The Nutcracker" a good introduction to the art form. She also talks about what a live orchestra adds to the experience, and about some of the guest artists featured in the production this year.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:45:30 +0000 Nathan Irwin 16283 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - December 13, 2013 Peoria Civic Center preparing for WorldFest 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-civic-center-preparing-worldfest-2013 <p></p><p>The Peoria Civic Center is preparing for WorldFest 2013. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:40:59 +0000 Orko Manna 9956 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Civic Center preparing for WorldFest 2013 Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette to open Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-marriott-pere-marquette-open-friday <p></p><p>The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette hotel will open its doors Friday. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:05:23 +0000 Orko Manna 8013 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette to open Friday Peoria Rivermen to stay in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-rivermen-stay-peoria <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria </span>Rivermen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are ready to operate as part of the Southern Professional Hockey League next season. The new owners of the local team, Illinois Pro Sports, Wednesday signed a contract to remain at the Peoria Civic Center. </span></div><div> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:19:40 +0000 Denise Molina 6030 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Rivermen to stay in Peoria