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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Definitely the hot topic last week was the coldness in the air. I know making the trek out into the mighty Midwest tundra seems unbearable, but for heaven’s sake, is it really all that bad? Wh
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Boasting the largest population of Irish descendents in the Midwest, Chicago’s a good place to come from if your thing is playing Irish music. That’s exactly the case for The Tossers, a sout
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 In looking for a snappy headline about Del McCoury, I landed on “indelible” to describe the 76 year-old musician and entertainer. The definition of “making marks that cannot be removed”
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 RJ Mischo is nothing short of a phenomenon. He’s traveled the globe for more than 20 years as a touring blues artist, released nine internationally distributed CDs and played on an additional
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Looks like we’re blessed with a veritable cornucopia of holidays this week, starting with Abe’s birthday today. Next comes Friday the 13th, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, heading stra
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
This may be the first (and possibly the last) time an official record-spinning, mix-making, beat-inducing DJ makes our band spotlight. But DJ Hish does something different than most mixers out there:
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Welcome to the first full weekend in February 2015, complete with an assortment of entities sure to entice you into indulging in a night of entertainment for your enjoyment.Donnie’s Homespun i
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 The blues came to visit a young Andrew Duncanson, and he answered the call of the crossroads. In high school, the singing blues guitarist’s chance meeting with Josh Stimmel over a Jimi Hendrix
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 Here we are at the end of the first month of 2015. I don’t know whether to celebrate, contemplate, circumnavigate, perpetrate, deflate or inflate, so let’s just investigate further.Start you
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 Playing a mixture of modern and classic country combined with Southern and classic rock, this area-based quintet fits the bill for a classic, central Illinois cover band. Moving from Miranda Lam

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