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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:12 am

Celebrate Juneteenth with “Oh Freedom!”

 When the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s gained momentum, music and song were at the forefront of the action. To honor the holiday known as Juneteeth, celebrated on June 19 to commemo...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:07 am
 The Illinois Symphony Orchestra closed out its 2018-2019 season with “Nature’s Beauty,” a soaring and varied concert at Sangamon Auditorium on Saturday, May 4. ISO executive director Trevo...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am

Jazz and Cajun cuisine for a good cause

 Area jazz and Cajun cuisine fans can get a taste for New Orleans at “Mardi Gras in May.” New Orleans jazz performers and local musicians come together for a musical gumbo May 10 for the Illi...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 04:09 pm

Illinois Symphony starts new season with bombast, transcendence

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra began its 26th season on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a lopsided program at Sangamon Auditorium. The concert, billed as a “Bicentennial Celebration” for the state of Ill...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:08 am
 “I’m just another New Orleans musician, that’s all I am,” said Charmaine Neville, who will be returning to Springfield to perform with her band at Erin’s Pavilion on Friday, May 11. Th...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:10 am

Snow made for a quirky flow for the ISO

 Snow north of Springfield delayed several musicians from arriving at the venue on time, and may have resulted in a quirky flow to “Pipe Dreams,” Saturday’s Illinois Symphony Orchestra conc...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 11:11 am
Dan Bejar a/k/a Destroyer. Photo credit: Jennier HycDan Bejar, the enigmatic and distinctive Canadian songwriter who has been touring and recording under the name Destroyer since the mid-1990s, will a...


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