The Daily Eastern News

Review: Central Times Tour gives Doudna melting pot of music

Pokey Lafarge performs with members of his band Monday during the Pokey Lafarge Central Time Tour in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 15, 2014

A melting pot of Cajun, blues, country, folk and songwriter music filled the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday night when the Central Times Tour came to Charleston. Doudna’s first venture into hosting multiple acts was a success, despite its long running time with no breaks....

LaFarge brings back unique music style to Doudna

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Pokey LaFarge at Red Wing Roots Music Festival II 2014. Photograph by Chester Simpson.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2014

Pokey LaFarge will return to both the Doudna Fine Arts Center and his roots as he takes the stage as part of his Central Time tour. LaFarge will perform a 7 p.m. Monday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna. LaFarge, born and raised in Bloomington-Normal, said his Midwest audience is a bit more...

Fan-favorite performer to return to Doudna stage

Pokey Large, an American roots artist, will be performing 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Doudna also presented Eastern and the Charleston communities with a Pokey LaFarge show last year as part of the 2013-14 season.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 2, 2014

American roots artist, Pokey LaFarge, will open up the “Best Of” concert series at the Recital Hall when he and his band return to Eastern at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Originally from Bloomington-Normal, LaFarge said playing in Central Illinois is always special to him. “The...

Best-of performers to return to Doudna Fine Arts Center

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 28, 2014

Mixed in with a slew of new artists on the Doudna Fine Arts’ slate, the 2014-15 season will also give audiences a chance to see familiar faces return to the stage. This season, Doudna will feature a combination of both up and coming performers and fan-favorite performers of the past. Dan Crews,...

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