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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am
 Just when you thought it was safe to go out to bars and quietly listen to contemplative acoustic sounds, along comes Barrence Whitfield and the Savages to knock your socks off and stick them in
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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am
 As we move into the second and final weekend of the Illinois State Fair, the fun keeps on coming, even as the original excitement wears down. I think 10 days is a fair amount of time for a fair.
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am
 Offwhyte, born as Ryan Fernandez on Aug. 22, 1977, in Pell City, Alabama, now resides in Springfield as his music is heard around the world. He defines himself an “American rapper, vocalist, d
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am
 Yes, folks, it’s that time of year when the Illinois State Fair comes a-callin’ and dominates the atmosphere of the local music scene like nothing else. There’s plenty of live music on our
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 12:00 am
 Around since 2012, this band has gone through a few personnel changes, but now “the artist formerly known as New City Road” is officially called N.C.R., and with the name change comes a slig
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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:00 am
 Here it is in fine fashion as we roll into August 2018 with Mars and the moon at midnight behind us, plus good music and fine times straight ahead. Who could ask for more?This weekend Decatur is
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:00 am
Kim Richey is, by all standards, a gifted singer and songwriter who carries herself with the presence of the artist supreme. Her life has been one of singular commitment to song but without pretension
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 am
 What a weekend this is with stuff happening everywhere, especially events reliving highlights of the past. But rest assured that the music will be firmly in the present and well-directed toward
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 am
 As our young troubadour completes his “summer tour” of acoustic venues in central Illinois and heads back to college, we salute Jimmy Riemer in a job well-done of entertaining and performing
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Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00 am
 Here we go again with another week of local music news, happenings, and coming and goings, sometimes filled with sadness and other times bounding with joy.With a heavy heart we report the loss o

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