Teachers and administrators are working on new guidelines for art education in Illinois. Some schools have no art programs, while others have limited time to teach it. 

  Peoria's Center for Prevention of Abuse is calling for an end of violence against women and children. Peoria Public Radio Alex Rusciano reports it's part of an annual global event called 'One Billion Rising': 
Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts

This week, we're talking with Rebekah von Rathonyi, Artistic Director of the Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts. They're presenting "Dracula: Dance on the Dark Side," Friday night at 7:30 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. It's the first time the work has been presented in the Peoria area since 2004.

Peoria Ballet

The Peoria Ballet presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" this weekend, with three performances at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre. The Ballet's Tamra Challacombe explains what makes "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.