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Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
On March 26, 2010, when Bruce Clark, proprietor of Bourbon Street, hosted Lady Carole & Her Knights, the official band began. But the seeds were sown years before when Carole sang and played keybo
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
In Springfield our Celtic heritage runs deep, with St. Patrick’s Day as one of our most anticipated holidays, celebrated with the long-running marching band parade on the nearest Saturday to Mar
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
Now a Nashville recording artist, Jason Bertrand originally came from a small, rural town in Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. There he spent time working on a cover cou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am
Who knows how these things happen – and frankly, my dear, who cares – but this weekend, the blues make an impressive showing in Springfield. For those of you who just returned from a time
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am
Originally from South Carolina, a young John Burgin went to the Windy City to study at the prestigious University of Chicago in the early 90s and ending up learning at the equally important reality sc
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am
In Springfield, our recent Celtic legacy has a vibrant history, including bands The Emerald Underground, Exorna and Fake McCoys, groups like St. Andrew’s Society and Ogilvy Studio, plus events s
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am
The first Guitar Town event held in 2008 featured 13 of central Illinois’ favorite guitar players playing, songs they liked for fellow guitarists. With a backline of Mark LeVault on bass and Bob
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 12:00 am
My, oh my, looks like we’re in for a jam-packed weekend of music goodies. Here we go with a whoop and a holler.First up is my quick report on recent adventures that took me through Kansas, Texas
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 12:00 am
Originally conceived as a way to bring several styles of popular music under one umbrella, Bill McKenzie’s concept group, The Aspect, continues the tradition by again taking on the Beatles as su
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:00 am
Continuing my travels this week, I’m writing in Flagstaff, Ariz. and then heading to Pagosa Springs, Colo. Adventures abound from powerful poetry readings at the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid, N.M.

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