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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 03:42 pm

music notes 9-23-04

Little Richard

• Good golly, Miss Molly, it's the ol' Tutti-Frutti king himself, whooping it up at Millikin University's Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur at 2 p.m. Sunday. Yes, it's Little Richard still out proving to the world that he invented the musical art form all by his lonesome. Don't believe him? He will convert you. Tickets are available from the box office at 424-6318.

• Come, gentle listeners, let's take a trip through time and space with Russel Brazzel, our resident genius on classical guitar. The charming Mr. Brazzel is presenting a music recital spanning four centuries and traversing five countries. As always, he will explain in fascinating detail the origins of the works, including stories of the composers and their places in history. Be transported for free at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Room 212 of Menard Hall on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College; call 726-8991 for information.

• Your attention, please. Next Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., Ravi Shankar, one of the world's most influential and inspiring musicians, performs at the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Get your tickets to experience the octogenarian sitarist at 333-6280, 800-KCPATIX, or www.krannertcenter.com.

• We're always on the lookout for ways to expand your shopping experience, so here's a tip for you: The good folks at MICE (Music in Communities and Education) are sponsoring Music at the Market at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in lovely downtown Springfield. Midlife Crisis, featuring vocalist Patti Deneer, provides classic tunes from an R&B, R&R, and blues songlist while you check out the mushrooms and melons, soaps and candles, and cakes and cookies available from the local producers lining Adams Street. And be on the lookout for all things Route 66 -- the International Mother Road Festival is also taking place all around the market.

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