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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 09:49 pm
Slowly but surely the whoop-it-up holiday known around the world as Carnival season has taken hold in Springfield. Just a few years ago some hardy souls around town were determined to make a local ann...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 01:21 am
Somehow during the global conference on holiday scheduling meeting many millenniums ago, someone must have felt sorry for shorting February in the number of days and made up for it by overloading on t...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 04:40 pm
During the mid-90s The Bottle Rockets ruled the roost as a thought-provoking, hard rocking, Midwestern, alt-country band in the middle of a roots rock revolution centered in St. Louis. Later in the de...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 06:00 am
When Lyman Ellerman sings “life is a wheel, let it roll, let it roll, let it roll,” you know he means it in his heart and soul. The song is the title track from a new CD recorded in Nashvi...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 04:52 am
Prior to taking off on an adventure somewhere this week, I needed a Now Playing idea before I left. Lo and behold, Terry Hupp,  one of my best friends ever, delivered a review of what he says are...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 02:42 pm
The person, or perhaps more correctly, the personality of Elvis Presley permeates our entertainment culture from all directions. His influence spans generations and runs the gamut from the ridiculous ...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 03:43 am
Remember not so long ago in Now Playing land we discussed the rise of Thanksgiving Eve as the biggest party night connected to a holiday on the calendar? I’m not sure how you feel about that, bu...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 12:55 pm
A very important ingredient in having a happy holiday, which is the ubiquitous call to all heard across the land in some form or another this season, is a good dose of live music. Fortunately for us p...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 01:20 pm
Okay, let’s get this out of the way right now. Miles Nielsen is the son of Rick Nielsen, guitarist and founding member of a band called Cheap Trick. The famed quartet hails from Rockford, and be...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 08:48 am
As the heady holiday times approach and the days and nights become filled with whatnots and whyfors please remember that good live music shows increase during the season. So rather than settle for one...


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