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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...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 07:49 am
Now with Halloween and October safely behind us, we look forward to the upcoming holiday season with all the entertainment entities ahead. It’s never too early to brush up on your bridge lyrics ...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 03:46 am
Knock knock.Who’s there? Boo!! Boo!! Who?Don’t start crying, Halloween is here. The most glorious, ridiculous, fabulous, guilt-free, inspiring, creative, fun holiday we offer in modern Ame...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 02:15 pm
As the Hoogland Center for the Arts continues to be a major force in area arts events and a blessing upon our collective artistic sensibilities, a certain element of the local scene remains out of the...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 10:18 am
Lots of happening things are going on this weekend like the Damwell Betters christening the reopening of Charlie’s Club under Andiamo, Russel Brazzel playing a cool classical guitar concert, Dan...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 03:48 am
What do a fifties doo-wop group, a world-class female jazz vocalist from Chicago, a thing called Girl-a-Thon, folksingers from Portland, Ore., and Sparta, Ill., a fourth of the Doors, along with a gro...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 10:01 am
I find early October wonderful for many reasons, including but not exclusive to the crisp and awakening air, jackets and boots, communicating owls, red sassafras leaves as seen without my glasses on, ...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 10:13 pm

How Sean and Jamie Burns brought ‘roots’ music home

The first wise guy in this old world to see the truth in the saw, “if you want something done, do it yourself” latched on to a key precept in human endeavors. Another seriously silly sayin...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 09:55 am
Along with the privilege of writing this week’s IT cover story on Sean and Jamie Burns’ legacy with the Sangamon Valley Roots Revival came many personal recollections unable to fit into th...

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