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Feature
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Showcase for local bands

  The Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival is in its fifth year and things are going like gangbusters. “It’s just grown exponentially for us,” says Downhome founder Josh Catalano. “We ha
Feature
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

What would be lost if the Illinois State Museum closes

 There’s more to the Illinois State Museum than meets the average citizen’s eye. The exhibits on display at the museum’s main location at Spring and Edwards streets represent a tiny fractio
IT: Off The Clock
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 12:00 am

Belief system touted in new book by charismatic duo

As it happens, the next two items on my summer reading list are "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright, the controversial tell-all about the Church of Scientology; and "Zone Theory" by Tim Heidecker and
Music
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:00 am

Last-minute Bedrock 66 show promises soaring musical highs

  Robert Ellis will perform tonight at Bar None FOR FREERobert Ellis's second album Photographs was named one of the top 50 albums of 2011 by American Songwriter magazine.Matt Vasquez's ba
Music
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am
  This is nowhere near what it was likeNot long ago, I had the honor of being asked to be the DJ at the wedding reception of some friends. OK, “DJ” might not be the most technically
Feature
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

With a new record deal, Looming moves to the next level

 "I’ve always maintained that culture starts at home, in local communities, through creative interaction. Revolutions always come up from the grass roots, not top-down through corporate hierar
Performing Art
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

New season at Sangamon Auditorium covers the waterfront

 The 2015-2016 season for Sangamon Auditorium, UIS has been announced, and at the risk of an internal contradiction, the shows, beginning in September, are typically eclectic. Auditorium director
Profile
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 am

Performance video of song from album

Ahead of tomorrow's cover story about Springfield band Looming, click on the link below to check out this exclusive performance video - a composite of footage shot both in their practice space and at

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