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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Country artist Tracy Lawrence performed at the Red, White and Blue Days Thursday.

Tracy Lawrence kicks off Independence Day with concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief July 4, 2014

It was Tracy Lawrence’s rendition of his single “Paint Me a Birmingham” that brought the crowd to its feet, hollering for more from the country musician. As Lawrence performed his 2003 hit single...

Tracy Lawrence will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton Park as part of Charlestons Red, White and Blue Days. Admission is free, but attendees should bring a lawn chair.

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham”...

The Mattoon Fire Department displays a flag at the Coles County Airport July 4, 2013. Residents from Charleston, Mattoon and surrounding areas gathered for the fireworks show.

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor June 24, 2014

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The...

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