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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 am
When done well, fingerpicking a guitar looks so easy anybody could do it. But the task of convincing several digits to make music while moving simultaneously in different, yet coordinated directions a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:00 am
By the looks of the Springfield scene, the days of searching to find something to do may be over for good. This week is chock-full of exciting musical adventures sure to please the palate of many a mu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:00 am
As these two acclaimed singer-songwriters work through an eight-day Midwest tour, the music is not the only thing being celebrated. Birnbaum spent a good part of 2012 recovering from a vocal cord inju
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am
I really like using the word “fair” when writing about the State Fair, but I’ve already done it a fair amount of times over the years, so to continue to do so now just wouldn’t
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am
The Illinois State Fair has many long-running traditions and in the music department none is more incredible than the run of the Don Smith Band. This year marks 32 straight years of performances on th
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 12:00 am
Hey everybody, welcome to State Fair time, that special 10 days in mid-August when Springfield transforms into a bustling metropolis bulging with extra residents of many kinds, including humans, anima
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 12:00 am
This first weekend of August 2012 qualifies as one of those wonderful and infrequent times where there are just too many good things to do.The Decatur Celebration, now celebrating its 26th year of pro
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 12:00 am
There are many bands playing original music in the area, but few are more original in character and sound than Hot Bag O’ Donuts. The band describes themselves as “a classic wave combo&rdq
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:00 am
Yes, you read right. After 30 some years as a newspaper Illinois Times has it’s own radio program available directly from IT’s website. Never fear, the paper is still in print and online,

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