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Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 What does the son of legendary, iconic drummer Ginger Baker do with the drumming gene? He plays music on the drums, and that’s what Kofi Baker does. Beginning with a drumming debut TV experien
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
 Last week was so full I spent the whole dang column discussing Friday night shows. This week is not quite so busy, but it’s still a “Good” Friday, and there’s no stopping the action. Blu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
 When music works, it works, and when these bad boys play, they are truly Baaad Boyz. Bandmates Tony Young (vocals), Marcus Taylor (drums), Charles Foxx (bass), Jerry Cole (keyboards) and John Vi
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Where to find live entertainment in the capital city

 The nightlife of Springfield and surrounding communities is diverse and robust. Blues, folk, jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, dance music, open mics and karaoke are all well represented on any give
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum

 On Monument Avenue, next to the main entrance of Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum sits in view of the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site. Th
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am
 If this falls on deaf ears, I suppose that we could turn a blind eye to it and move on. But let’s believe in all who listen and make the most of making music matter. Friday night’s “Pub Cr
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am
 Founded in 2014 “out of a mutual love of good songcraft and honest live performance,” bandmates Colin Helton (guitar, vocals) and Danny Kerwin (bass, vocals) started out, as all good musical
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
 This has always been a favorite time of the year for me, partly because of the promise of April (say what you want, T. S. Eliot) and somewhat due to the fun of April Fools’ Day. So in celebrat
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
If you’ve got a hankering for some electric blues, rock or psychedelic, guitar-based music, look no further than Andy Logan and the O.C. 75s. Mr. Logan, along with John Hussey, his comrade in the 80
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 As I write this, I’m looking out the window into the beauteous out of doors, like a schoolkid or state worker begging the universe for something to happen that would legitimately allow respons


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