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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:03 am
In several recent columns I’ve had to announce the loss of a community musician. Each time, I continue to talk about other events as life does move on, and I feel that especially with musicians, ent...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:03 am
 Now that we’ve made it through the summer of 2019 with Labor Day weekend behind us, the fall season of music fests begins. For me, it’s really the best time weather-wise and music-wise, as t...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:03 am
Welcome to an early bird Labor Day weekend for 2019. Since the first Monday in September is actually the second day of the month this year, the whole shebang is one day away from the earliest possible...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:03 am
 I think we can safely state the Illinois State Fair was more than fairly good this year. It’s fair enough to say, it’s time to move on to other happenings around town, and they are bountiful...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:03 am
 As the inimitable entertainment entities of the Illinois State Fair carry on, the local clubs continue to emit large quantities of live music as well, setting us up for a whopper of a weekend, w...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:03 am
 It’s time for the Illinois State Fair, and that means it’s fairly crazy in Springfield for about 10 days. I promise no puns every year, but that just wouldn’t be fair, would it? And I coul...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:03 am
 As we spend the last weekend of July cooling off from the recent heat wave (go figure), the Downhome Music Festival looms ahead with bits and pieces of other hip and dyn-a-mite goings on flittin...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:03 am
 This weekend you will be forced to make choices, simply because there are so many things to do. And yes, it’s wonderful to have such entertainment issues in our community.Thursday, the Levitt...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:03 am
 Ye olde music scene is heating up in more ways than one and it all leads to fun, just not always in the sun, or you’ll be cooked until you’re done. And that’s no good.How about a hip-hip-h...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:03 am
 Hello July. How’s it going? I feel the same way, but here we are anyway. Now give us the goods as we get the summer on with live music galore and then go find some more.Since the paper comes o...

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