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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:32 pm
I usually only write about Springfield-area shows, but when I got the chance to interview Ricky Skaggs for his upcoming performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Feb. 22, I changed my tu...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 02:54 am
I’m telling you what – I had a whale of a time last Saturday night right here in lovely, downtown Springfield. From first being one of “those guys” not wanting to leave the hou...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 06:06 am
After this odd week of weather contortions, I’m not sure if we are thawing out, warming up or freezing in, but I can assure you, no matter the fluctuating conditions of the climate, there is a s...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 01:29 pm
With these cold days upon us, what could be more appealing than checking out some hot music tunes for a thaw from this week of chilling weather?I recently received a warming message from Marina V, our...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:02 am
Most frequently in this column, the musicians I interview are either in Springfield or from another place. This week I was very fortunate to speak with drummer Greg Fundis, a hometown hero now residin...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 06:16 am
Certain commitments known as New Year’s resolutions are commonly concocted around the beginning of a calendar year and generally concern a makeover of the self, often dealing with all kinds of w...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 03:41 am
Me, oh my how the time does fly! Looks like we are into another year of life on Earth for those of us fortunate to be participating.As far as milestones for 2012, I think the best for me was seeing my...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:19 am
As I titled this end-of-the-year column I had no idea that the last two years I had come up with the same catchy words to name my final “Now Playing” of the year. I guess I started a tradi...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 09:36 am
With nothing else worth discussing this week other than the much purported and often promulgated “end of the world” coming on Dec. 21, 2012, here we go. I reasoned that spending, as Bob Dy...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 08:51 pm
I must admit to being rather ignorant of rap and hip-hop music styles. I’ve heard certain artists and felt the influence of the genre in contemporary music, but overall I’ve not listened d...

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