Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 05:24 am
• If you wanted to pick a pair of choirs, you couldn't do any better than the Vienna Boys Choir and the African Children's Choir. Now give them back-to-back shows in central Illinois and go loo...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 10:04 pm

Asthmatic robot monkeys can’t solve this riddle

Björk may be the most unpopular pop star alive. Sure, she had a gigantic hit single in her native Iceland when she was 11 years old, and she's sold millions of records over the subsequent decades....
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 07:55 pm
• Lovers of bluegrass music should be clogging in their bibs right now, excited as they can be about shows headed for Mr. Lincoln's hometown. On Nov. 12, Drew Emmitt of alt-bluegrass band Leftov...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 05:46 pm

Can’t stand by as the world burns

Tom WaitsReal Gone (Anti) At 54, Tom Waits is weirder than he's ever been, which is quite an accomplishment when you consider that he's been weird -- deeply, uniquely, unrepentantly weird --...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 01:55 pm
• Anybody remember the Brown Bag Blues Boy, Tim McKean? They say he came from Illiopolis, hung out in Springfield, then relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1970s. While in the capital city, Mc...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 09:51 pm
• Tony Bennett is bringing his large intestine, his small intestine, his liver, and all of his other organs -- except his heart, which remains in San Francisco -- to the fabulous Fox Theatre in...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 12:52 am

Delivery Man delivers several firsts

Elvis Costello and the Imposters The Delivery Man (Lost Highway) On the title track of his latest album, Elvis Costello sings, "I want to be your delivery man." True to form, he's layered the l...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 04:58 am
• The Springfield Classical Guitar Society, now in its seventh year of presenting some of the world's best classical guitarists in the capital city, submits for your approval composer and perfo...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 09:43 am

The world of men

Sally Timms In the World of Him (Touch and Go) Sick unto death of so-called security moms and their effect on the upcoming election? Are women the new white men? The latest solo CD by Mekons singe...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 01:08 pm

Nelly Lite: Less genius, more idiot

Nelly Sweat (Fo Reel/Universal) Nelly is all things to all people -- there are no multiplatinum weirdoes -- and therein lies his charm. Beloved by all races, the photogenic St. Louis rapper ...

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