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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 No blarney here; we’re about to do the St. Patrick’s Day-thing this weekend in Springfield. Next Thursday, March 17 is the official date, but our Saint Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 As witnessed above, this is definitely the busiest band in Celtic show business during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Springfield. 2016 marks the 15th year in the existence of The Emera
Music - Tom Irwin
Friday, March 4, 2016 12:00 am
 Here comes the first weekend in March of 2016, and it’s in like a lion with music happenings. Start your weekend on Thursday with a visit to The Alamo where Mary Jo Curry and Tombstone Bullet
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am
 Original lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist of popular 80s roots-rock band The Georgia Satellites (Yes, the “Keep your hands to yourself” guys), Dan Baird is a fixture in American
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 What a lovely time of year, as the winter winds down with flurries of fury but mostly hints of hello to the warm weather to come. This week let’s look at those famed and ridiculed open mics.Ca
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 A stalwart on the local scene while playing folk music on regional, national and international levels, Springfield-based singer-songwriter Ben Bedford writes songs and sings them for folks. The
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Vern LaGesse and Friends of Sangamon Valley work to preserve our natural heritage

 Wherever you are right now, odds are the world surrounding you is made of human-designed objects. With a stretch of the imagination, perhaps this world can become one of nature, filled with acre
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 In the new record category, folk-based singer-songwriter Ben Bedford launched a Kickstarter project last week to fund his latest recording. The album, The Pilot and the Flying Machine, was recor
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 Take the cover band concept of playing popular songs and combine it with a DJ-style song mashup to make an “oddly entertaining blend of musical alchemy”, and there you have the design behind
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am
 As we thaw through a snowy and cold week of February, live music keeps coming on hot and heavy to warm your bones and melt your mind. Always we see all kinds of music everywhere in town, but thi

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