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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
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

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