Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hello, World!

Or as much of it as may want to read a blog about the arts in Central Illinois. I’ve been whining about the lack of coverage for books, theater, music and art in this area for so long that I decided it was time to put up or shut up and start offering some ink to some authors and artists, if I can figure out this blogging thing.

It’s a big IF, but I’m gonna try.

So why is it called A Follow Spot? As Stephen Sondheim put it:

I don't need a lot,
Only what I got,
Plus a tube of greasepaint and a follow spot.

That’s “Broadway Baby,” from my favorite show, “Follies.” I figured anointing my blog with something from “Follies” could only be a good start.

So let’s get started throwing that spotlight around. I’ll list your performances or shows if you send me the info, and I will review theater or books if they tickle my fancy. I’m hoping for lots of links and lots of press releases coming my way.


  1. Looks great so far, Julie! I like your links and your idea!

    People, you should know that Julie knows everything!

  2. Thanks, Kathleen! I don't know about the knowing everything thing (see, I already don't know something!) but I do like to dither about things.