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Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
I once received a gift from the brilliant guitarist and songwriter Jim Schniepp, co-founder of the local, lovely band Backwards Day with Illinois Times contributor Scott Faingold. The present was a ho
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
These St. Louis performers are making a splash in the music business as young and ready up and comers. Reis made a quick transition from singing in church and school choirs to becoming a 2012 American
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
What started out as a quick bit on an upcoming three-hour gig for Johnny Owens at Gallagher’s evolved into a conversation covering the singer’s life in music. From beginnings in the church
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
Rock veterans Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt decided one day to wander from their successful venture known as dada, a group responsible for popularly known songs like “Dizz Knee Land” and &ld
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
While lollygagging somewhere recently I ran into longtime Springfieldian and self-proclaimed “jazz junkie” Byrd Davis. We talked about the upcoming Spring Jazz Brunch (Sunday, April 29, 11
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
Using Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, the Beatles, the Crystals and Buddy Holly from days of yore, plus a mishmash of more modern cuts from the Ramones and the Misfits, Two Trick
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
From the humble efforts of a few who believed in honoring our independent record stores, we now have an internationally celebrated and recognized day known as Record Store Day. Held on the third Satur
Visual Art
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

UIS%u2008professor brings together scholars on Symbolism movement

Better known for straight talk and growing corn than delving into obscure and intense visual art works, central Illinois may not seem like an ideal location for a symposium on the 19th century Europea
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
Joe Cooke, a staple as one the area’s finest classic-rocking blues guitarists for decades, joins Rick Wass on bass and Steve Kelton on drums, former members of the Havana Ducks and other bands,

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