A few weeks back, I wrote about how NEA Chair Rocco Landesman is going to my hometown of Peoria, IL to take in a show after he poo pooed their theatre without ever having seen it. Kathy Chitwood of Eastlight Theatre and Suzette Boulais, the executive director of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois contacted Mr. Landesman, challenging him to come to Peoria and see what they got. Being the stand up guy that he is, Mr. Landesman accepted Kathy’s invite to attend a special benefit performance of RENT, which Eastlight produced earlier this year. The benefit is this Friday night, and as a precursor to the show, they’ve created a nice PSA for Peoria arts. Rock it, Peoria. And, break legs this Friday night when Mr. Landesman visits your fair city.