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Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 Sometimes the best descriptions come from the artists themselves, and in this case we get: “Alec James is a musician and songwriter in the central Illinois area. He plays guitar, harmonica and
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 Here we go, wrapping up April 2017 like it was nothing. But far from nothing is what’s going on around town. There are final gigs, first gigs, fun gigs, gigs galore, and so much more happening
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 A force on the national scene for several years now, what started as a lark with a band called Uptown Sound has morphed into a major career of increasing proportions for JC Brooks. Based out of
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 I know, I know; I keep complaining about having so many things to go and see in town that one (or more) can hardly find the time to see the sights and hear the sounds. Well, you know, it could b
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 What does the son of legendary, iconic drummer Ginger Baker do with the drumming gene? He plays music on the drums, and that’s what Kofi Baker does. Beginning with a drumming debut TV experien
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
 Last week was so full I spent the whole dang column discussing Friday night shows. This week is not quite so busy, but it’s still a “Good” Friday, and there’s no stopping the action. Blu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
 When music works, it works, and when these bad boys play, they are truly Baaad Boyz. Bandmates Tony Young (vocals), Marcus Taylor (drums), Charles Foxx (bass), Jerry Cole (keyboards) and John Vi
Capital City Visitor
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
Feature
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

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