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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am
 We’re closing in on the final days of the 2017 Illinois State Fair, and from all reports, all has gone fairly well. Soon the dust will clear, the flies will fly away, and our entertainment sce
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am
Heads up, folks! Here comes the best from the west, as Cathy Lemons (vocals) and Phil Berkowitz (vocals, harmonica) bring The Lucky Losers in from San Francisco by way of a Midwest tour. Known as the
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am
 Yessiree, folks, it’s that time of year when the state fair comes to town, whether you like it or not. Along with the all the fair doings, here are a few other happenings in our fair city that
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am
 Named after a country blacktop heading south out of town that could tell some tales if it could, this band is full of authentic local country musicians that could (and do) tell some tales of the
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:00 am
 August in Springfield is ruled by heat and the events of the Illinois State Fair, which runs from August 10 through August 20. In the week before, here are a few doings to do (or not).Tonight (T
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:00 am
 This Texas quartet (they’re really from New Braunfels, but people just say Austin) got their name from an incident on the first night they met. While floating together down the Guadalupe River
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am
 Ready or not, here we go rocking and rolling into the last weekend of July 2017. My how the summertime has flown by.This weekend’s big event is the Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival, held
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am
 A Springfield-area native and now Clearwater, Florida, resident, this talented and engaging guitarist, singer and songwriter in the Americana vein released his first full-length album on July 5.
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am
 This weekend the scene explodes, and I don’t know which way to go. All one can do is list as many happenings as possible that might slip under the radar and hope for the best.On Friday, singin
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am
 Although The Brotherhood originally started out as the same blues band under various names, members eventually evolved into their current group, playing music that covers many genres, all reflec

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