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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am
 Long before I wrote for Illinois Times, for a couple of years I was up very early every Thursday to deliver thousands of freshly pressed papers to make an extra buck or two. The Best of Springfi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am
 Young John Grimaldi was born and raised in an Italian-American neighborhood in Chicago. His first taste of music came in the form of a harmonica at age 7. Soon he visited the famed Maxwell Stree
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
 Silly me, I was thinking of writing my column on Halloween stuff next week so it would come out on the day proper, but, as I should have remembered, all the goings on come the weekend before a h
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
PHOTO COURTESY CHEEKY MONKEY Terri Clark joined the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in 2004 as the only female Canadian on the show. She grew up in Montreal, where her maternal grandparents were well
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am
 The latest piece of provocative songwriting and innovative instrumentation from Chicago-based musician and artist Robbie Fulks, Gone Away Backward, received critical and fan acclaim for the folk
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am
 From a raucous beginning during an open mic night at the Stagger Inn Again in Edwardsville, Kentucky Knife Fight has grown through the years into a formidable, well-respected, award-winning grou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 Wow, what a wonderful time of year! I just spent an afternoon picking apples and now get to spend months eating them. I’m okay with that. Lot’s of goodies this weekend with the entertainment
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 A performing songwriter since 2006, Ezra Furman hangs out in the indie-rock, folk-rock, original music land and calls Chicago home. With the Harpoons, the group delivers ferociously friendly sou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 Say, “Sally Weisenburg” to a local music friend, fiend or fan and I can nearly guarantee an excited reaction commenting on her great voice, terrific piano playing and smoking hot band. For a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
When bassist Brian Phillips (from Wonder Why) and lead guitarist Danny “The Kid” Schroeder (from the Outnumbered) were forming a new band, Phillips mentioned the process was just like band beginni

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