In the spotlight: Jump Taxi

What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?

Growing steelpan festival returns to Crystal Lake

Matt Potts wants you to think steelpan when you think Crystal Lake.

Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year – 25 years after he won his first – and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.

Historical society hosts 'Sampler Series' exploring history

TROUT VALLEY – There was a time in America when Chicago was the epicenter of country music, when Saturday nights were reserved for the likes of Gene Autry.

Band brings rhythm to hearts without natural beat

It's all about rhythm for 11-year-old Matthew Jazwinski, whether he's strumming his bass guitar or sitting on a doctor's table.

Concert aims to recreate the magic of Beatles era

The way Jazzman Jeff Justman sees it, many of the songs from 50 years ago lead to the folk music he plays today.

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 20-26

Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.

Pine sings praises of classical music’s range

When Rachel Barton Pine takes the stage, she wants the audience to experience all that the violin can do.

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 13-19


Marengo resident writes concerto, wins NIU competition

Kyle Krause knew his first year at Northern Illinois University that he'd compete in the Concerto Competition with his own composition.

Woodstock Roundup Radio Program debuts at Starline

F ans of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” take note.

Aspiring songwriters showcase original music at Woodstock venue

The hardest thing for a songwriter can sometimes be finding someone to listen.

Couple create act for children, parents

The fan base of married singing duo Sean and Karen Slavin is getting younger.

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