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The Chateau NYE Sweepstakes 2014

The Chateau NYE Sweepstakes 2014

Ring in the New Year at The Chateau with the "Out to Sea" Murder Mystery event! 

Join us for dinner with the Captain of the Titanic and help solve a murder in this evening of fun and entertainment. The "suspects" will mingle with the guests throughout dinner and dessert, giving clues to the guests.  After dessert, the winner will be revealed and prizes given. Each guest will also receive a Titanic-themed background keepsake photo. 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a Cruise-ship themed Dinner Buffet (including Prime Rib), Dessert Buffet and Late Night Nacho Bar. Plus, entertainment by Jazz Band “Bob McEntyre & Friends" and Sally Hoffman & Ensemble and a Champagne toast at Midnight

You will also receive a complimentary Overnight Stay in one of our rooms, plus The Chateau Signature Breakfast Buffet

A Prize Package Valued at $199!

Reindeer Hunt 2014

Santa needs to deliver presents for Christmas but his 9 reindeer have gone missing! Help Santa find his reindeer before Christmas Eve in The Pantagraph’s Reindeer Hunt!

Holiday Coloring Contest 2014

Show off your child's creativity in the Holiday Coloring Contest and you could win a $50 Target gift card, courtesy of Bob Brady of Keystone Homes and Re/Max Choice!

Dailey & Vincent BCPA 12.8.14

Dailey & Vincent BCPA 12.8.14

Dailey & Vincent
Saturday, Dec 20
7:30 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

With four award-winning studio albums, Dailey & Vincent is one of the top bluegrass bands in America, rapidly embraced by bluegrass, country and gospel music fans around the world. Young but seasoned veterans, Dailey & Vincent have built on the experience and knowledge gained from working with Doyle Lawson (Dailey) and John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs (Vincent) to forge their own distinct career path. Dailey & Vincent, accompanied by their world-class band, are a perennial favorite on the touring and festival circuit.


Elfcapades 2014 contest

Submit a photo of your Elf on the Shelf antics in the Pantagraph's 2014 Elfcapades contest and you could win a $100 gift card, courtesy of Crowne Realty! Enter your photo and vote between December 5 and 22. The photo with the most votes will win the $100 gift card and will have their photo featured in the Pantagraph on Christmas day! Limit 1 photo entry per user.

Blm Thunder 12.30.14

Blm Thunder 12.30.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Sioux City Musketeers
Friday, January 9
OR
Bloomington Thunder vs Sioux City Musketeers
Saturday, January 10
U.S. Cellular Coliseum




It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday & Saturday, January 9 & 10. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 12.17.14

Blm Thunder 12.17.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Dubuque Fighting Saints
Wednesday, December 31
U.S. Cellular Coliseum



It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Wednesday, December 31. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Rick Springfield USCC 1.9.15

Rick Springfield USCC 1.9.15

Win two ticket to see
Rick Springfield with special guest The Romantics
Sunday, January 25
7 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Maybe you remember him as Dr. Noah Drake from the daytime drama General Hospital. And who doesn’t remember his hit single “Jessie’s Girl” from 1981 for which he received the 
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed that with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog(1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet(1982). Rick is now touring with the Romantics, who were bred on the mean streets of Detroit’s east side. The Romantics were inspired by the British punk invasion and their hometown rock scene. Nearly 30 years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

Ugliest Christmas Sweater 2014 Photo Contest

Submit your ugly sweater photo this Christmas and you could be featured on the Picture This billboard for a day!

Mannheim Steamroller Contest

Mannheim Steamroller Contest

Win 2 tickets to see the Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis 30th Anniversary Tour at Braden Auditorium on Saturday, December 13 at 8PM. 4 winners will be chosen!

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.

Shall We Dance On Ice 12.2.14

Shall We Dance On Ice 12.2.14

Win two tickets to see Shall We Dance on Ice with special guest Bella Thorne
Tuesday, Dec. 16
7:30 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Shall We Dance on Ice will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with dancing and skating. Music and special effects will create the segments of time and genre of dance, which will be performed by dancers and transition into elegant productions on the ice. The “Shall We Dance on Ice” cast includes current and former professional dancers from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chermkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower and Louis Van Amstel. The ice dancing cast includes 2014 Olympic Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, along with eight other top ice dancing couples with special guest artist Bella Throne.
Bella Thorne is an American teen actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her role as CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel original series “Shake It Up.” Bella Thorne will premiere her new single “Jersey” in the show finale with all of the skaters from her new album that is due to come out later this year.

A Christmas Carol 12.1.14

A Christmas Carol 12.1.14

A Christmas Carol
Friday, Dec. 12
7:30 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

In this musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a succession of spirits that make him consider the consequences of his past and present actions and reconsider his outlook on life. A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time,” a sentiment which still rings true today.



Blm Thunder 11.30.14

Blm Thunder 11.30.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Omaha Lancers
Friday, December 12
U.S. Cellular Coliseum



It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, December 12. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Baby's 1st Christmas contest 2014

Highlight this special moment in your child's life and submit a photo in the Baby's 1st Christmas contest! The photos with the most votes will receive a great prize package from our sponsors and will be featured in The Pantagraph on Christmas Day!

Sesame Street Live USCC 1.12.15

Sesame Street Live USCC 1.12.15

Win two tickets to see
Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!”
Tuesday, Jan. 27
6:30 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is a brand new show that offers an up-close and interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot.” Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance. Abby leads a rhyming game and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor—dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!

Danu BCPA Contest 11.24.14

Danu BCPA Contest 11.24.14

Danu
Tuesday, Dec. 9
7:30 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

The acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danú, celebrates Christmas with ‘Féile na Nollag’ (A Christmas Gathering). Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh along with top notch guest dancers. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danu returns to a new celebration of Christmas and Wrens Day from their homeland.



Blm Thunder 11.15.14

Blm Thunder 11.15.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Chicago Steel
Saturday, Nov. 29
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 29. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 11.18.14

Blm Thunder 11.18.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Chicago Steel
Wednesday, November 26
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

Bloomington Thunder vs Team USA
Friday, November 28
Game time: 7:00 pm

U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Wednesday, Nov. 26 & Friday, November 28. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 11.11.14

Blm Thunder 11.11.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Youngstown Phantoms
Friday, Nov. 21
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, Nov. 21. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 11.9.14

Blm Thunder 11.9.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Youngstown Phantoms
Saturday, Nov. 22
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 22. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Kenny Rogers USCC 11.18.14

Kenny Rogers USCC 11.18.14

Kenny Rogers
Christmas and “Hits Through the Years” Tour
Thursday, Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
American Icon Kenny Rogers returns to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum with special guest Linda Davis.


Kenny Rogers promises a mix of holiday classics such as “O Holy Night” and “White Christmas” with several of his beloved hits, including “Lucille” and “The Gambler.” Though he’s sung those latter tunes night after night for almost four decades, the 76-year-old entertainer promises he’ll never be the kind of artist who abandons his signature songs in favor of road-testing new ones.

Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 52 years in show business.

Spinners/Ray Parker BCOA contest 11.3.14

Spinners/Ray Parker BCOA contest 11.3.14

Spinners/Ray Parker Jr.
Thursday, Nov. 20
7:30 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

It should come as no surprise that the Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years, they have acquired 12 gold records with their hits climbing to the top of both pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Opener Ray Parker Jr. is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist, best known for writing and performing the theme song to the motion picture Ghostbusters.



Cirque Du Soleil USCC 11.1.14

Cirque Du Soleil USCC 11.1.14

Win two tickets to see
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS THE SIGNATURE PRODUCTION DRALION
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Nov. 13 – 16
Multiple pairs of tickets available to win!

After 15 years performing around the world, Bloomington will experience for the first time the magic of a Cirque du Soleil signature show that has performed in more than 150 cities. DRALION will be presented at the US Cellular Coliseum from November 13 to November 16. Don't miss this unique and colorful production the whole family can enjoy! Get your tickets at
cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.


Pantagraph's Promotion 3

Pantagraph's Promotion 2

Pantagraph's Promotion

Alan Jackson USCC 10.22.14

Alan Jackson USCC 10.22.14

Win two tickets to see Alan Jackson in his
Keepin’ It Country Tour
Saturday, May 9, 2015
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Alan Jackson’s 25thAnniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOURwill be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.


Tickets go on Sale Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.

Blm thunder 10.27.14

Blm thunder 10.27.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 3:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Cedar Rapid Roughriders
Sunday, Nov. 9
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Sunday, Nov. 9. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 10.24.14

Blm Thunder 10.24.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Dubuque Fighting Saints
Saturday, Nov. 8
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It’s the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 8. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.


And be sure to bring the entire family. It’s great, affordable fun.

Neil Jacobs BCPA Contest 10.27.14

Neil Jacobs BCPA Contest 10.27.14

Neil Jacobs
Sunday, Nov. 16
2:00 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

Neil Jacobs is truly a masterful performer on the 12-string guitar. His captivating style has been described by the St. Louis Riverfront Times as “mesmerizing” and the Austin Chronicle as “the rockin’est since early Leo Kottke.” Neil Jacobs covers the world vibe with music genres spanning gypsy, world, Balkan folk, jazz, classical and modern fingerstyle, while transforming his 12-string guitar into his own personal orchestra.



Ides of March BCPA Contest 10.27.14

Ides of March BCPA Contest 10.27.14

Ides of March
Saturday, Nov. 15
7:30 p.m.
At the
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

On October 16th, 1964, a basement in Berwyn, Illinois played host to four schoolboys, guitars, drums and their dreams. From that meeting sprang hits such as “Vehicle,” “You Wouldn’t Listen” and “Finally Next Year,” Grammy awards and a common bond that has lasted ever since. The Ides of March mark a rare milestone in any partnership, let alone rock ‘n’ roll; they have remained together, with all the original members intact for nearly fifty years. This isn’t a sedate “oldies” act-much the opposite actually… It is sure to be an amazing show you won’t want to miss!



MVC Women's Soccer Contest Oct. 2014

MVC Women's Soccer Contest Oct. 2014

WIN 2 ALL-SESSION PASSES TO THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP!

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Pantagraph's Voter's Choice 2014