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Comedian Louis C.K is set to perform at the Peoria Civic Center next month. 

He will appear in the Civic Center Theater on Nov. 15. 

C.K. admitted to sexual harassment in 2017, several years after the initial incidents. He retreated from the public spotlight for several months before resurfacing in 2018. 

The Civic Center is not allowing any recording devices or cellphones inside the theater during Louis C.K.'s performance. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

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The Civic Center saw $14.9 million in combined ticket sales in fiscal year 2019. That’s the venue’s best take in years. More than 600,000 people attended events at the Civic Center. 

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The Grammy Award-winning rock band Goo Goo Dolls are making a stop at the Peoria Civic Center this autumn.

The Goo Goo Dolls will play in Peoria on November 5 as part of a nationwide tour promoting their new album, Miracle Pill

Tickets for the Peoria show go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Peoria Civic Center box office and on TicketMaster. Tickets start at $35. 

The Goo Goo Dolls' biggest hits came in the 1990s. They're known for such song as "Name," "Iris," and "Black Balloon." 

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PEORIA -- The Peoria Civic Center is set to wrap up fiscal year 2019 on a high note.

Our guest this week is George Stelluto, Music Director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Their 121st season closes this week with the concert, "Great Cities: New York." Selections from Edward MacDowell and Samuel Barber reflect the Romantic tradition of the city; Broadway is represented by "West Side Story" and a "collage" of show tunes.

This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, Music Director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra; and with Todd Kelly, about the PSO's concert this weekend. Stelluto says the concert is like a box of Valentine's Day chocoloates, offering a sampler of musical experiences. The Todd Kelly Quintet will present original jazz compositions toward the middle of the program; dancers from the Central Illinois Ballet will perform alongside the PSO to a handful of dances; and local jazz musicans will performa at an after-party following the concert.

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Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s Peoria performance set a record for the Civic Center Arena.

This week, Nathan Irwin talks with George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra; and with violinist Catherine Cho. The PSO opens its new season with a concert that includes the "Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra" by Max Bruch, a piece that incorporates Scottish folk songs. The program also includes the Seventh Symphony by Antonin Dvorak. Stelluto says that the composers represent a trend in the late Romantic era, to draw on the influences of traditional folk music.

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Figure skaters from eight states will take to the ice in Peoria next month. The Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championship is set for October 3-7 at the Peoria Civic Center’s Carver Arena.

We're joined this week by Kelleen Nitsche and Joe Spanier, to talk about Ignite! Peoria. The annual event spotlights the range of artistic and creative opportunities in central Illinois. Along with booths for artists and performing groups, the event includes two stages with performances throughout the day; and creation stations, where attendees can engage in hands-on activities.

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Streets in portions of downtown Peoria will close Saturday afternoon as the St. Jude Runners return from Memphis.

Peoria Symphony Offers Musical Visions of Rome

Apr 27, 2018

This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Naomi Louisa O'Connell about the PSO's upcoming concert. "Great Cities: Rome" features Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, Respighi's "Pines of Rome," and "The Song of Memories" by Giuseppe Martucci.

They talk about the works on the program, and about O'Connell's earlier trip to Peoria last month, which included a number of appearances at local schools.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents "Great Cities: Rome" Saturday night at 7:30 in the Peoria Civic Center Theater.

IHSA March Madness Celebrates The Irish in Peoria

Mar 14, 2018
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  The final weekend of IHSA March Madness is this weekend in Peoria. It's the 23rd year for the boy’s basketball tournament at the Peoria Civic Center.

It coincides with the FIRST Robotic Championship happening at Bradley’s Renaissance Coliseum as well as the St Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday.

CityLink is offering shuttles in 20-30 minute increments from participating hotels. The mass-transit buses are running continually from 9:30 a.m. through 11:00 p.m.

 

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Peoria is Ready for March Madness

Mar 9, 2018
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It’s IHSA March Madness kickoff weekend in Peoria. The two weekend run of the event started Friday. It’s the 23rd year the boy’s basketball tournament is being hosted in Peoria. 

Peoria Pere and Courtyard Hotels In Foreclosure

Feb 14, 2018
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  Pere Marquette and Courtyard Hotels in downtown Peoria are in foreclosure. The hotel properties were placed in receivership Wednesday by the emergency order of Judge Kate Gorman.

 

Efforts to refinance fell through Tuesday when the finance company Yam withdrew from negotiations. The hotel will eventually be sold at sheriff’s auction. That is a fairly standard practice in such foreclosures.

Hall Headlines MLK Luncheon

Jan 15, 2018

Award-winning broadcaster and former NBC anchor Tamron Hall headlined the Martin Luther King Day Luncheon in Peoria. More than 1,100 people attended the 26th annual event.

 

Hall told those attending the luncheon even after 25-years in broadcast news she was nervous. The Texas native recounted humble beginnings speaking about the value of bringing dignity to any challenge.

 

PSO Goes Hollywood With "La La Land"

Oct 20, 2017

This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Their next concert represents a departure for the orchestra; they will playing live to accompany a screening of the film "la La Land." Stelluto talks about what concert-goers can expect from the performance, and about the different demands this concert places on him and the orchestra. He also explains the "click track" which keeps the musicians and the film in sync.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents its next concert Saturday night at 7:30 in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.

Our guests this week are George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra; and Gary Roberts, President of Bradley University. The Peoria Symphony begins it's 120th season this weekend. They talk about the shared history of the orchestra and the university (which celebrates it's own 120th anniversary this year). The concert recognizes other notable anniversaries, of Johannes Brahms and Leonard Bernstein.

Ignite Peoria Showcases Area Performers

Aug 11, 2017

We talk with Kelleen Nitsche and Sarah Marie Dillard about this year's Ignite Peoria event. Nitsche is the coordinator of the main performance stage, which features appearances from local performing arts groups -- theatre, dance, even magic. There are also musical theatre and improv workshops for young performers, and a "ticket booth" with special offers from area performers.

IHSA March Madness Returns to Peoria

Mar 9, 2017
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The next two weekends in Peoria mean big bucks for the city’s tourism and hospitality business.

Peoria's State of the City Speech

Feb 3, 2017
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Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis gave the State of the City speech Wednesday, February 1, before a record 625 business and civic leaders.

Peoria Convenes 2nd Black Life Meeting

Jan 18, 2017
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A second meeting on African American quality of life in Peoria is scheduled for January 31st.

LaBelle Sings at Peoria MLK Day Luncheon

Jan 16, 2017
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The 25th annual MLK Day luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center drew more than 2,100 people for the meal and concert with Patti LaBelle. LaBelle was this year’s keynote speaker but rather than a traditional luncheon speech, LaBelle offered a full concert in the Civic Center Arena.  

Peoria Ballet

This week, we're talking with Wendy Thomasson and Eric Otto, from the Peoria Ballet. They're presenting their annual production of "The Nutcracker," with performances Saturday and Sunday at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre. Otto stepped in as Artistic Director of the production earlier this fall, when another director had to drop out. He talks about how production of the holiday standard differ from company to company, about the advantages of performing with a live orchestra, and about his own transition from professional dancer to choreographer.

This week, we're talking with Tengku Irfan. The young pianist is  the featured soloist in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra's concert this weekend. Called "American Classics," the program features works by George Antheil, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein. We talk a little bit about the three pieces, each of which incorporates elements of jazz. We also talk about balancing a busy concert schedule with academic commitments, and about Irfan's double interest in performing and composing.

Ted Cruz to Hold Rally in Peoria Monday

Mar 14, 2016
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Peoria is one of five stops for U.S. Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz this afternoon.

Cruz has also scheduled visits today to Springfield, Decatur, Glen Ellyn and Rockford, ahead of tomorrow’s primary election.

He's scheduled to speak at the Peoria Civic Center at 4pm, with doors opening at 3pm. The rally is free and open to the public.

March Madness sweeps Peoria

Mar 10, 2016

The 21st annual IHSA Boy’s Basketball March Madness tournament takes place in Peoria for the new two weekends. 

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