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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am
 I imagine for many celebrating during Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade and on through the weekend to Saint Patrick’s Day proper on Monday, March 17, much of the history
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am
 From origins as one of the first groups in central Illinois to play Celtic music with a rock feel, The Emerald Underground has evolved for over a decade, continuing to be a steady and vibrant fo
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
 Just one week into March and perhaps the big thaw is here, but whether or not, there are plenty of events to experience in the meantime as we patiently (all right, already) wait for the warmth o
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
 After 50 years of performing and 40 years of songwriting, the quite well known and extremely well traveled, Charlie King celebrates by releasing another record and making a Midwest March tour. T
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:00 am
 As we wrap up another February, March looks to be a fun-filled month of entertainment options. Anchored by Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day as party-pleasers, several other unrelated concerts
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:00 am
 An advantage of bringing together experienced members to form a new band is the immediate set list gained from finding a common ground through previously learned music. The combination of Rod Gr
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:00 am

A tribute to the bluesman with ties to Springfield

 As our country continues somehow to confuse the constitutional right to bear arms against a tyrannical enemy with an individual right to use weapons when the mood arises for pleasing personal pa
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:00 am
 Recognized as one of the finest of the many singer-songwriters in the folky, Americana genre today, Sally Barris holds her own as both an evocative singer and striking songwriter. Ever since she
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 A week ago, I was in sunny central Florida (it actually was 55 and raining most of the time) playing a few shows with friends. I’m glad to be back and I’d like to thank Ken Carlyle, Patrick
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 Yes, it’s the same John Corbett from “Northern Exposure,” “Sex in the City,” My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Walgreen’s commercial voice-overs. He also happens to live with longtime par

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