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Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 Here we are, heading right into October with September barely left behind. I see lots of good local bands out as we wind down the outdoor festivals and begin to think about the seasonal end to o
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 Based out of Denver, Colorado, these guys get around while spreading the great sounds of swing music and traditional jazz. Bandleader Joe Smith has a couple more groups in Denver (the Joe Smith
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 With all the hurricanes in the news lately, we humbly send our love and care to those affected by the sea storms, but today we talk a bit about a hurricane known to central Illinois folks as Rut
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 Our Moscow-born, central Illinois-college educated and Los Angeles-residing singer-songwriter friend has a new album out. And with Nick Baker along to join in making music, Marina V is heading c
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am
 First, let’s think some good thoughts for friends, family and everyone touched by Hurricane Irma. Fellow musicians Ken Carlyle, Joshua Reilly and Patrick Hagerman, all formerly from central Il
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am
 Hey, these guys were good when they started and just keep getting better and better in live performance and on record. The celebration on Sunday presents both sides of the band with a live perfo
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am
 Hang onto your horses and your hats as we roll into a big weekend full of celebrations!On Friday, St. Louis-based blues entertainer, composer and singer Paul Bonn brings his stellar band, the Bl
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am
 From local awards (including decades worth of “Best of Springfield” honors in Illinois Times) to opening for Willie Nelson at the Illinois State Fair, Tom Irwin has been around for a while b
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:00 am
 Here we are approaching and directly running into September 2017, with the Labor Day weekend upon us like nobody’s business. What should we do but enjoy all we can.Let’s take a moment on thi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:00 am
 Gracia Harrison vaulted to national prominence with her astounding appearance on the third season of “The Voice.” Although she didn’t win it all, her relationship with Blake Shelton and th

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