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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 08:11 am
One of the nicest things about doing this column is the opportunity to write about what I think is good and interesting in music around town. What makes that part of the job particularly sweet is inte...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 06:24 pm
As we pass through the Ides of October and head toward indoor music events, let’s say our goodbyes to a wonderful warm season of terrific outdoor shows. Just taking a moment to revel in the past...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 07:51 am
Last year about this time, Girl-A-Thon debuted with a bang. There’s nothing like one successful event to warrant another, so off we go with round two of this hip and worthy event, from here on o...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 04:59 pm
Our topics this week discuss giving money to causes. What could be better than that? You don’t necessarily need to answer, just please continue.Steve Alexander began caring for abandoned horses ...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 11:20 am
If the name is not enough to suck you in, please believe me, Tonguesnatcher Revue is a must-see band. And seeing is an important part of experiencing this musical group, long disciples of the theatric...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 04:37 pm
Off we go into the fall festival season with events galore. Sometimes it’s nice to write about one thing (like next week’s return of Tonguesnatcher Revue on Sept. 24), but when so much stu...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 02:58 pm
Whew, what a summer of goings on it was. I’m all worn out from the excitement of fairs and festivals, and I’m supposing you are as well. Now things slow down a bit, but plenty of upcoming ...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 09:13 pm
Willie Nelson – and he should know – got quoted saying to be successful in the music business takes perseverance, perseverance, perseverance and luck. Actually that particular Willie-ism f...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 02:37 pm
Jazz music, considered an original American art form by most scholars of the arts, has a strong and vibrant history within our music scene. More than a few capital city natives made good in the genre ...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 11:45 pm
Here’s a fairly interesting fair fact. During every Illinois State Fair for the last 31 years, some version of a Don Smith group played somewhere on the fairgrounds. The really cool thing is thi...

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