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FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report
February 14
Filed under News, Online

FreedomWinds, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which performs jazz and ragtime songs along with music from Broadway and Hollywood, will perform in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. FreedomWinds consists...

Band to rock out Mac’s Uptowner over weekend

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Returning for the second time, "Chromophonic” is ready to capture the ears of listeners at Macs’ Uptowner this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Five men are responsible for the “bodacious high energy, groove-oriented, funk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll” music. Lead vocals and guitar are powered b...

‘Brainchild’ to rock stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
September 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Brainchild plans to rock the minds of Charleston 9:30 p.m. this Saturday  for Family Weekend at Macs’ Uptowner at Guitarist Jake Shultz, other guitarist and vocalist Ray Ponce, and drummer Pony Boy power the “funky jam band” Brainchild is returning for the third or fourth time according to...

The Monolithic to redeem rock ‘n’ roll in Charleston

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
September 15
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

“Rock 'n’ Redemption” is being brought to Charleston by The Monolithic at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Mac's Uptowner. Chris Chamness mans the guitar, Hunter Beattie rules the keyboard, Paul Beckmeyer controls the bass, and Shayne Cordevant masters the drums. All four members contribute their ...

‘Porch Fire’ to light up Mac’s Uptowner stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
September 8
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

The southern Illinois bluegrass band Porch Fire will be heating up Charleston when they take the stage at Macs’ Uptowner Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Guitarist Blake Bledsoe, drummer Troy Hutchens, mandolin player Dakota Yeck-Petty, upright bass player Elizabeth Hartman, keyboard player Levi Jones and...

Community members ‘Band Together’ to raise money for Christmas

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor
November 18
Filed under News

The sounds of music filled the air as people socialized and placed bets on a silent auction during the Citizen’s Against Child Abuse’ eighth annual “Band Together” event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wednesday. Band Together has been a fundraiser planned to raise money to buy Christmas...

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