In December 1975, The State Journal-Register reported on the swearing in of a new Supreme Court justice, carried an ad for “handsome shirts in a blend of acetate and polyester” (“perfect for leisure suits”) and noted that the newly formed Springfield Ballet Company would debut with a performance of “The Nutcracker.”
Today, Justice John Paul Stevens is the senior member of the Supreme Court, plastic shirts have gone out of style and the Springfield Ballet Company, led by artistic director Julie Ratz, is preparing to stage its 35th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” this weekend at Sangamon Auditorium.
Article by Brian Mackey
The State Journal-Register
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