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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,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:00 am
With a combined musical experience of more than 75 years, Harmony Deep truly brings a deep and lasting sense of melody and harmony to all performances. Former Oohs Brian Curtis (vocals, keyboards) and
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am
Several excellent goings on are going on this week and here are few of them. First a moment of silence, then a big hoot and holler, for Raoul Brotherman’s birth date on July 18. It’s perfe
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am
Dream Team Ensemble’s live music performance as described by Richard Gilman-Opalsky, UIS professor of political science and a creative music performer, is “an experimental tapestry of soun

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