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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am
 As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the common calendar says to bade the summer season goodbye and begin our autumn adventures. Labor Day proper, always the first Monday in September, falls on
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am
 Formed in early 2014, Ocean State performs a classic selection of American country, blues and jazz standards along with a good splash of Brazilian-based, samba-influenced compositions. The can�
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:00 am
 Good heavens! Just when you think there’s nothing to do, there’s more than ever before. Here we go with a jam-packed weekend of assorted happenings.Here’s a snippet of Thursday events. Oti
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:00 am
 From his prolific recording output to consistent live music performances in an array of combos, singer-songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Micah Walk is an integral part of making music around
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am
 The large and looming presence of the Illinois State Fair continues shadowing all our entertainment choices for the upcoming weekend. As the fair winds down on Sunday, live music rules the roost
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am
 As a founder and longtime member of the popular “trop rock” band Boat Drunks, Mike Miller spends his time making music. He retired from the BDs in 2008 after several successful years, then r
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am
The Illinois State Fair cannot be denied. When the corn dogs and lemon shake-ups hit town, Springfield becomes a different place. Hotels are at capacity, bars can stay open until 3 a.m. and restaurant
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am
From her rural raisings in southeast Colorado, farm girl Clare Dunn came out from behind the plow to plant seeds into country music’s field of opportunity. Once, she spent her time driving trucks an
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am
 You simply cannot understand the great joy that I and others of my age feel about the wonderful collection of warm weather, downtown music festivals now available for public consumption. We fond

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