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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,
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Since we last talked with “Hurricane” Ruth LaMaster (NOW PLAYING, July 12, 2011) a lot has happened. A flurry of steady gigs elevated Ruth and band to winning a trip to the 2012 Internatio
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Within the vast genre of modern metal bands, The Vile Impurity plays “tech-death metal” promising, as a lyric states, “Devastation which you will never forget!” From origins in
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
Now that all the May flowers came out in March, those April showers may have to find something else to do. Regardless of the weirdly warm weather, the music marches on as we see some new venues openin
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
Killinoize Productions of Springfield and Subsequent Vibes of Bloomington began a music series at Bar None several months ago and the success of the venture points to the growing popularity of electro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am
No themes this week, just several items worth mentioning to our illustrious readers as March moves on and April comes to pass.Kick off your party week with a visit to the Trading Post on Thursday to h
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am
What happens when you take a batch of well-seasoned local musicians and combine them into a brand new concoction? Go see for yourself as SOMA breaks into the Springfield scene with its first full-on p

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