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Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 am
 Considered one of Canada’s most acclaimed blues artists since being nominated for the “Best New Artist” award in 2011 at the Maple Blues Awards, guitar-playing and songwriting bluesman Chr
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 am
 We’ve circled back around to Fat Ass time this weekend, as the popular event takes over the downtown area Friday night and Saturday day. But never fear, because along with your Fat Ass stuff,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 am
 A nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter, folklorist, musician and producer, Chris Vallillo has cultivated a status as the go-to guy for original and traditional folk-based song-playing during h
Feature
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am

Comedy is serious business to Ray Phillips

 Growing up in the Philly projects with an African-American father and Italian mother, my Mom would try to cook soul food for my Dad and we appreciated it. But I’m telling you, spaghetti and pi
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 No maybe about it, the merry month of May is upon us, signaling the beginning of the summer music season and the conclusion of the spring one. Some venues now choose to end entertainment for the
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 Sometimes the best descriptions come from the artists themselves, and in this case we get: “Alec James is a musician and songwriter in the central Illinois area. He plays guitar, harmonica and
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 Here we go, wrapping up April 2017 like it was nothing. But far from nothing is what’s going on around town. There are final gigs, first gigs, fun gigs, gigs galore, and so much more happening
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 A force on the national scene for several years now, what started as a lark with a band called Uptown Sound has morphed into a major career of increasing proportions for JC Brooks. Based out of
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 I know, I know; I keep complaining about having so many things to go and see in town that one (or more) can hardly find the time to see the sights and hear the sounds. Well, you know, it could b
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

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