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Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 09:39 am
Once upon a time the blues as a music art form, considered a depraved and morose way of expression by many in the mainstream, didn’t receive the universal respect it now holds. Through the 20th ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 08:16 pm
It’s out with the old and in with the new as we hop on board the 2011 train to continue our wondrous trip through time and space. Every civilization develops a calendar of sorts and they all see...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 05:36 am
Through a combination of feeling reflective at nearing another year’s end and the small selection of entertainment choices caused by Christmas coming on a Saturday I’m settling in for a lo...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 03:36 pm
I hardly know where to start or what to cover with so much going on this season. Things could be worse. Here are only a few of the many inviting events happening this weekend. On Friday Tony Turasky p...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 02:32 am
’Tis the season to be jolly and by the looks of upcoming events, being jolly includes listening to music. From the constant holiday songs on WQQL 101.9 FM (how many versions of “Let i...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 09:22 am
They say it’s good to get a head start on things and Zach Radwine did just that. At the ripe young age of three Zach had his fingers on the piano keys then started in on lessons around four year...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 10:16 am
One of the all time best experiences in live music must be experiencing seasoned popular musicians familiar with each other performing songs they care for and know well. The Stone Cold Blues Band fits...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 04:22 pm
Several years ago here at Now Playing world headquarters we broke the story on Thanksgiving Eve being the biggest party night of the year in the bar and club scene. From reliable on location research ...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 01:39 pm
My best buddy and music mate left this world at about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2010. Raoul took the great gig in the sky where the whiskey never stops flowing and smoking bans don’t exist, in that...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 12:32 pm
In 2010 the Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival hosted by Terry and Jan Lease celebrates 24 years of bringing the finest bluegrass music to central Illinois. After the success of their first i...

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