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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Where to find live entertainment in the capital city

 The nightlife of Springfield and surrounding communities is diverse and robust. Blues, folk, jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, dance music, open mics and karaoke are all well represented on any give
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Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum

 On Monument Avenue, next to the main entrance of Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum sits in view of the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site. Th
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am
 If this falls on deaf ears, I suppose that we could turn a blind eye to it and move on. But let’s believe in all who listen and make the most of making music matter. Friday night’s “Pub Cr
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am
 Founded in 2014 “out of a mutual love of good songcraft and honest live performance,” bandmates Colin Helton (guitar, vocals) and Danny Kerwin (bass, vocals) started out, as all good musical
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
 This has always been a favorite time of the year for me, partly because of the promise of April (say what you want, T. S. Eliot) and somewhat due to the fun of April Fools’ Day. So in celebrat
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
If you’ve got a hankering for some electric blues, rock or psychedelic, guitar-based music, look no further than Andy Logan and the O.C. 75s. Mr. Logan, along with John Hussey, his comrade in the 80
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 As I write this, I’m looking out the window into the beauteous out of doors, like a schoolkid or state worker begging the universe for something to happen that would legitimately allow respons
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 With the release of Shot Out the Saddle, the second, full-length recording of original material from Fireside Relics, the band looks to “establish themselves as heavy hitters” within the Spr
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am

Preserving family traditions while supporting downtown for 33 years

 Last Saturday, March 11, thousands of green-clad parade watchers of all ages gathered in downtown Springfield at the “Craic O’ Noon” to experience the St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Par
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
 In the aftermath of the St. Patty’s Day parade onslaught of live music all over town, I’m reminded of the real power of music to entertain and excite. Every time I think of all who are invol

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