Local concert news

I heard about this last week sometime. Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s is planning the opening of The Warehouse, a new concert/events venue in Springfield, and that’s good news for the local concert scene. It has promised to bring hard rock and singer-songwriter shows here. It would be nice to see The Warehouse see other genres, too.

Got a forwarded and invite to Josh (formerly Smith)’s party on the Oct. 17. I’d like to go if I don’t already have something planned that day.

ABE ON PARADE !

My grandma told me, Monday, that my aunt and uncle Bill and Carol are building a new house in Morton. We went to visit grandma Strotheide on Monday and brought up some lunch from my favorite Chinese place, The Grand Cafe in Bloomington.

The famed Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is set to open with a modest ceremony 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The three-story library is part of a $150 million project that also will include the Lincoln presidential museum, a visitors center, a park and a parking garage. The museum still is under construction and is supposed to open next spring. The library is the new home of the Illinois State Historical Library and its 12 million items, including more than 45,000 Lincoln-related artifacts.

The library is on Jefferson Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. The regular hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and closed on Sundays.

The idea of WAKING UP DURING SURGERY is enough to give me nightmares and just generally freaks me out. There’s a story about it in USA TODAY too.

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