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Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Of all the Celtic-influenced bands now in the Springfield area, The Emerald Underground was the first on the scene way back in 2002. Then called Stone Ring Circle, the group debuted 14 years ago
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am
 So many times when benefits and fundraisers look for support in drawing attention to an event, live music is involved. Many times the musicians themselves originate the concept of playing for th
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Currently based out of Peoria, singer-guitarist-performer Dexter O’Neal was born in Ferriday, La. His earliest musical memories are from that area, singing in one room churches with his grandm
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Definitely the hot topic last week was the coldness in the air. I know making the trek out into the mighty Midwest tundra seems unbearable, but for heaven’s sake, is it really all that bad? Wh
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Boasting the largest population of Irish descendents in the Midwest, Chicago’s a good place to come from if your thing is playing Irish music. That’s exactly the case for The Tossers, a sout
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 In looking for a snappy headline about Del McCoury, I landed on “indelible” to describe the 76 year-old musician and entertainer. The definition of “making marks that cannot be removed”
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 RJ Mischo is nothing short of a phenomenon. He’s traveled the globe for more than 20 years as a touring blues artist, released nine internationally distributed CDs and played on an additional
Music - Tom Irwin
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

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