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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 02:59 pm
Few other Americana artists spent a lifetime as creative, consistent and challenging as Rosie Flores. From her early days with the Los Angeles cow-punk, rockabilly scene to a current life-defining rec...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 05:06 am
Well, it’s time for the annual bemoaning of the passing of another summer, one that seemed to fly by like a hungry mosquito heading for dinner on my left elbow. Now I suppose fall will just do t...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 09:56 pm
I feel like I’m beginning to sound like a broken record – those were those big flat, black things with music on them we had many moons ago. Sometimes they’d get stuck on a scratch an...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 08:22 am
With the 2013 Illinois State Fair still in progress and plenty of hip and happening stuff going on around town, it’s time for the second installment of Now Playing: Fair and Un-Fair. I could exp...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 08:22 am
Here we go again as the Illinois State Fair encompasses Springfield in an annual entertainment entanglement of deep fried frenzy and pure played pleasure. Some folks revel in the excess and others lea...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 05:35 am
After sweltering and suffering through one of the hottest summers ever recorded a mere year ago, the lovely mountain-like weather of this past week seems like a dream world. And just right for a downt...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 06:23 am
Have you noticed whenever someone thinks about doing a benefit for something, live music is the main draw? Auctions, raffles and donations may make the cash, but the music magnet gets ’em there....
Thursday, July 18, 2013 05:34 am
Over 20 years ago Kevin Ellis and Chris Noonan dreamed of a jazz band that would sound awesome technically and reach the hearts of listeners. When the two musicians joined forces, they began a dream j...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 03:52 pm
Many other glorious events fill our entertainment calendar this weekend, but none can compare to the shindig of the season, Taste of Downtown Springfield. Years in the making, the Taste combines three...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 08:27 am
There’s something about the Fourth holiday being near the end of the work week that makes it all the more fun and exciting. Lots of folks I know are out of town this week and many others plan on...


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