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Friday, March 4, 2016 12:00 am
 Here comes the first weekend in March of 2016, and it’s in like a lion with music happenings. Start your weekend on Thursday with a visit to The Alamo where Mary Jo Curry and Tombstone Bullet
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am
 Original lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist of popular 80s roots-rock band The Georgia Satellites (Yes, the “Keep your hands to yourself” guys), Dan Baird is a fixture in American
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 What a lovely time of year, as the winter winds down with flurries of fury but mostly hints of hello to the warm weather to come. This week let’s look at those famed and ridiculed open mics.Ca
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 A stalwart on the local scene while playing folk music on regional, national and international levels, Springfield-based singer-songwriter Ben Bedford writes songs and sings them for folks. The
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Vern LaGesse and Friends of Sangamon Valley work to preserve our natural heritage

 Wherever you are right now, odds are the world surrounding you is made of human-designed objects. With a stretch of the imagination, perhaps this world can become one of nature, filled with acre
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 In the new record category, folk-based singer-songwriter Ben Bedford launched a Kickstarter project last week to fund his latest recording. The album, The Pilot and the Flying Machine, was recor
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 Take the cover band concept of playing popular songs and combine it with a DJ-style song mashup to make an “oddly entertaining blend of musical alchemy”, and there you have the design behind
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am
 As we thaw through a snowy and cold week of February, live music keeps coming on hot and heavy to warm your bones and melt your mind. Always we see all kinds of music everywhere in town, but thi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am
 Coming from nearby Bloomington to celebrate Old Abe’s birthday, Old Smoke Band invited Springfield’s own Trina Madonia to sing some lead and background vocals for the occasion. Starting out
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am
 This week finds us celebrating various ends of the music spectrum. As usual, if you want to do it, there is plenty to do.Let’s begin with the life of Riley; Mark, to be exact. Area musician Ma

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