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Thursday, March 25, 2010 03:41 pm

Sounds from home at South by Southwest music fest

Austin, Texas — At the South by Southwest music festival, the spring break of the music industry, sensory overload is practically guaranteed. From March 17-21, nearly 2,000 acts played in Austin...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 02:55 am
It began with a childhood dream of becoming a radio personality. But when Angel Macon sent demos to countless area radio stations, none responded. Instead of idly waiting for that big break, Macon too...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 03:55 pm

Central Illinois’ classic rock favorite sons perform here Feb. 25

“When I look down the tour itinerary and see towns like Springfield and Champaign, the word that immediately comes to mind is ‘home,” says REO Speedwagon’s lead singer Kevin Cr...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 10:24 am

Weekend concert also honors service members

Marion van der Loo was already thinking about Christmas back in June.As the music director of the Springfield Choral Society listened to “Jul, Jul, Strlande Jul,” a song from Sweden that ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 09:17 am

Rick Recht comes to Springfield to “Tear Down the Walls”

Love your neighbor as you love yourself. It’s a commandment familiar to both Jews and Christians, but it takes a person of strong faith to both talk the talk and walk the walk. Ri...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 11:15 am

Here’s who’s coming to bring you music

The fall season is upon us, and for bands across the country it's the perfect time to tour. Hopping in the bus — musicians from David Crosby and Graham Nash to Ta...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 08:17 pm

For butterfly lovers and Lincoln buffs

The upcoming season upholds the standard of excellence the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has made a Springfield tradition. One of ISO's most popular events is the Pops in t...
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 01:05 pm
The Illinois Central Blues Club formed in 1986 and since then the group has hosted more than 42,000 musicians and 1500 live performances. Each week the club hosts blues artists from across t...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 09:26 pm

Folks Songs of Illinois provides an excellent introduction to many kinds of music

Untitled Document It’s 1927, the Jazz Age, with poet Carl Sandburg toting a funny little guitar and strumming carelessly to the old tunes: “Whisky Johnny&...

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