Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:08 am

Tom Irwin: “I have always followed my heart.”

 Music is in a constant state of flux. Bands form, perform, break up, get back together and eventually call it quits. Venues become established, switch hands, change names and get torn down. Genr...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:10 am

The new $4 million venue on the lakeshore

 If you think there’s nothing to do in Decatur, I assume you’ve yet to visit The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. Tucked away within the winding hills and plateaus that make up Nelson Park on th...
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 02:39 pm
Reba closes fair on a high note Country music star Reba McEntire graced the stage at the Illinois State Fair on its last day to a sold-out audience.  The summer breeze that could be felt in t...
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 02:53 pm
Shinedown returned to Springfield on Saturday evening, playing the Illinois State Fair Grandstand after their last visit in May 2013 when the band performed at the BOS Center. The band, based out of...
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 04:25 pm

Snoop Dogg gives the Grandstand crowd what they want

Snoop Dogg announced his arrived in Springfield on Friday morning by posting a video on Instagram of an older black female wearing a muumuu, walking along Ada...
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...

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