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Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 After eight years of many record releases and live performances, the highly respected and much appreciated, Champaign-Urbana based group, New Ruins, split up back in 2012. From the ashes, co-fou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am
 If there was no other way to tell the turning of the seasons than by careful observation of the local music scene, one might become as knowledgeable as the ancients were in noticing and identify
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am
 If you notice a couple guys sporting goofy glasses, wacky wigs, Elvis suits complete with sideburns, jumbo jackets, silly shirts, hilarious hats, all picked and paired at a moment’s notice to
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am
Oh, how I wait for April Fools’ Day to fall on a Thursday again. But alas and alack, we have a few years left to go. So I won’t announce that Recycled Records has relocated to White Oaks Mall inha
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am
 Formed in Columbia, Mo., circa 2006, as a duo of John Randall on gunslinger guitar and Andy Rehm on destroyer drums, The Hooten Hallers toured the country espousing the glories of modern hillbil
Feature
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

The genHkids campaign to get children healthy

As a response to what was being called an epidemic of obesity in America, Dr. Kemia Sarraf felt it was time to take action in Sangamon County. It was 2008. With Illinois near the bottom of average sta
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am
 Some 14 years ago, at the birth of the new millennium (wow, that sounds exciting), Sean and Jamie Burns decided to start a music performance organization. After years of traveling to see favorit
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am
 Every review about the music of Billy Don Burns compares him with the greats of country music such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Indeed, Burns has rubbed shou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
 Whether the weather acts like it or not, spring is officially here. At this point, even calling the season “spring,” however the weather, is a relief, if not an actual respite. Fortunately,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
An integral member of the “Red Dirt” music movement that shot out of southeastern Oklahoma several years ago to set the rock-country-roots world on fire, Stoney LaRue is well known for his fiery a

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