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Thursday, May 31, 2012 02:55 am

The Illinois Symphony starts fresh with a new musical director

“The power of music can unite a community,” says Alastair Willis, brand new music director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. “That’s what we all need to be striving towards. ...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 07:30 am

Mike Doughty performs at Legacy Theatre March 30

Mike Doughty has been through the ringer. The former lead vocalist for sample-heavy ’90s alternative-rock mainstays Soul Coughing (“Super Bon Bon,” “Circles”) has put a l...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 04:07 pm

Home for the holidays, Jacob Langfelder performs in Springfield Dec. 29

From the moment he made his musical debut at age 10, lip syncing Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” at Blessed Sacrament School’s talent show, Jacob Langfelder wanted to be on sta...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 02:55 am

The talent at Torch Tuesday may be the Springfield music scene’s best-kept secret

[SOUND EFFECTS: needle drops onto vinyl; surface static; reporter clears throat]I’ll never forget the day I stumbled onto Springfield’s underground hip-hop scene. It all started with Raekw...
Thursday, June 10, 2010 02:55 am

Springfield’s own electro-rock-sex-revival adventure

Black leather fingerless gloves. Love Club and Stripping Glitter. Tattoos of strange designs in stranger places. Cahokia Mounds and MoonPandas. What link ties these odd and peculiar things together? A...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 03:41 pm

Sounds from home at South by Southwest music fest

Austin, Texas — At the South by Southwest music festival, the spring break of the music industry, sensory overload is practically guaranteed. From March 17-21, nearly 2,000 acts played in Austin...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 02:55 am
It began with a childhood dream of becoming a radio personality. But when Angel Macon sent demos to countless area radio stations, none responded. Instead of idly waiting for that big break, Macon too...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 03:55 pm

Central Illinois’ classic rock favorite sons perform here Feb. 25

“When I look down the tour itinerary and see towns like Springfield and Champaign, the word that immediately comes to mind is ‘home,” says REO Speedwagon’s lead singer Kevin Cr...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 10:24 am

Weekend concert also honors service members

Marion van der Loo was already thinking about Christmas back in June.As the music director of the Springfield Choral Society listened to “Jul, Jul, Strlande Jul,” a song from Sweden that ...


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