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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am
 Formed in Columbia, Mo., circa 2006, as a duo of John Randall on gunslinger guitar and Andy Rehm on destroyer drums, The Hooten Hallers toured the country espousing the glories of modern hillbil
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

The genHkids campaign to get children healthy

As a response to what was being called an epidemic of obesity in America, Dr. Kemia Sarraf felt it was time to take action in Sangamon County. It was 2008. With Illinois near the bottom of average sta
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am
 Some 14 years ago, at the birth of the new millennium (wow, that sounds exciting), Sean and Jamie Burns decided to start a music performance organization. After years of traveling to see favorit
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am
 Every review about the music of Billy Don Burns compares him with the greats of country music such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Indeed, Burns has rubbed shou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
 Whether the weather acts like it or not, spring is officially here. At this point, even calling the season “spring,” however the weather, is a relief, if not an actual respite. Fortunately,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
An integral member of the “Red Dirt” music movement that shot out of southeastern Oklahoma several years ago to set the rock-country-roots world on fire, Stoney LaRue is well known for his fiery a
Music - Tom Irwin
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

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