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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Looks like we’re blessed with a veritable cornucopia of holidays this week, starting with Abe’s birthday today. Next comes Friday the 13th, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, heading stra
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
This may be the first (and possibly the last) time an official record-spinning, mix-making, beat-inducing DJ makes our band spotlight. But DJ Hish does something different than most mixers out there:
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Welcome to the first full weekend in February 2015, complete with an assortment of entities sure to entice you into indulging in a night of entertainment for your enjoyment.Donnie’s Homespun i
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 The blues came to visit a young Andrew Duncanson, and he answered the call of the crossroads. In high school, the singing blues guitarist’s chance meeting with Josh Stimmel over a Jimi Hendrix
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 Here we are at the end of the first month of 2015. I don’t know whether to celebrate, contemplate, circumnavigate, perpetrate, deflate or inflate, so let’s just investigate further.Start you
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 Playing a mixture of modern and classic country combined with Southern and classic rock, this area-based quintet fits the bill for a classic, central Illinois cover band. Moving from Miranda Lam
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 am
 There’s nothing like a balmy January break from freezing temps to encourage us to wander from our warm caves for a hot time listening to cool music.First, we send our condolences and sympathy
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 am
 Once again the Illinois Central Blues Club delivers, sponsoring a show by one of Chicagoland’s most respected and versatile blues artists. Maurice John Vaughn started out playing the saxophone
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
 Prepare yourself for plenty of local action as clubs are filled with area bands this weekend. But a deeper look shows a Tennessee tie to the local scene now and in recent weeks.Nashville may be
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
 Call it “hick hop” or “country rap,” but whatever you aim to name this style of combining country lyric themes with rap production and attitudes, John Lee Smith, better known as Big Smo,

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