Jan. 12 birthdays

Actress Katherine MacGregor (TV: "Little House on the Prairie"), 92; The Amazing Kreskin, 82; country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys), 78; actor Anthony Andrews, 69; movie director Wayne Wang, 68; actress Kirstie Alley, 66; radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, 66; legal affairs blogger Ann Althouse, 66; writer Walter Mosley, 65; country singer Ricky Van Shelton, 65; radio-TV personality Howard Stern, 63; writer-producer-director John Lasseter, 60; broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour, 59; rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows), 57; actor Oliver Platt, 57; Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, 57; entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, 53; rock singer Rob Zombie, 52; actor Olivier Martinez, 51; rapper TBird (B-Rock and the Bizz), 50; model Vendela, 50; actress Farrah Forke, 49; actress Rachael Harris, 49; rock singer Zack de la Rocha, 47; rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan), 47; singer Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay), 44; rock musician Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish), 44; singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls), 43; contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp, 39; actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson, 37; rhythm-and-blues singer Amerie, 37; actress Issa Rae, 32; actress Naya Rivera, 30; actor Will Rothhaar, 30; actor Andrew Lawrence, 29; rock singer ZAYN, 24; pop/soul singer Ella Henderson (TV: "The X Factor"), 21.

'Wonderettes' auditions

Decatur Underground Theater will be holding auditions for the upcoming show "The Marvelous Wonderettes" from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 in the first floor meeting rooms of the Decatur Civic Center.

Participants should prepare a short vocal song. A choreographed piece will also be taught.

The show will be March 31, April 1 and 2. For more information, visit www.DecaturUndergroundTheater.com.


A traveling Broadway production of the musical “Pippin” will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $74, $64 and $54.

Tickets are available at the box office, www.sangamonauditorium.org or by phone at (217) 206-6160 or 1-800-207-6960.

'Music Man Jr.'

The Little Theatre On the Square will have auditions for "The Music Man, Jr." from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the theater. Registration is required. A dance combination will be taught from 6 to 7 p.m.

Students in grades four through 12 are invited to audition. Participants must select a 16-bar arrangement of up-tempo music to sing during the audition. The song should be memorized. Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist.

For more information, visit www.danceanddrama.org.


A touring edition of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is at the Peoria Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18 and 19. Tickets are $67, $54 and $37.

Tickets are available at the box office and via Ticketmaster. 

Boondocks Pub

Stoney Larue and Mike Ryan perform Friday, Jan. 13, at Springfield's Boondocks Pub.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $20.

Tickets are available at www.boondockspub.com.

50 years ago

The top 10 Billboard singles on this date in 1967:

1. "I'm A Believer," The Monkees

2. "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron," The Royal Guardsmen

3. "Tell It Like It Is," Aaron Neville

4. "Good Thing," Paul Revere and The Raiders

5. "Sugar Town," Nancy Sinatra

6. "Words Of Love," The Mamas and The Papas

7. "Standing In The Shadows Of Love," The Four Tops

8. "Winchester Cathedral," The New Vaudeville Band

9. "That's Life," Frank Sinatra

10. "Georgy Girl," The Seekers

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