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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...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 10:16 pm
The Alejandro Escovedo concert at Bar None scheduled for Sept. 16 sold out about a week ago. I’ve heard from several disappointed fans unable to get tickets and I’m sure plenty of other th...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 01:06 pm
First up I’d like to offer a standing invitation for all musically inclined bands, groups, combos, duos and individual artists from near and far interested in participating in the weekly Band Sp...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 06:32 am
In these days of rampant ungainful employment, what a pleasant surprise to see someone get work, especially if they’ve strived long and hard for it and are well suited to the task. The recently ...

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