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RIck Dunham as Elvis Himselvis performs on the Hoogland on Saturday afternoon.

Hiya everybody, and welcome to a different new yr. Maybe we must always nickname this one the “12 months of Hindsight” or possibly “Seen with Good Imaginative and prescient” or no matter different attention-grabbing thought we are able to do with the “2020” factor to make it a winner. However for now let’s get ready for one more yr of fantastic music in our pliable, but dependable native scene.

Nothing has actually modified a lot round right here at Now Enjoying world headquarters, however there’s a new Illinois Occasions web site and itemizing setup for our calendar, which is the lifeline to figuring out who’s taking part in the place and when. We’ll proceed to do our greatest to speak up our music group and try to hold everybody updated on happenings across the space. I’d additionally wish to remind anybody to ship me something you assume must be introduced to the general public in Now Enjoying or Band Highlight. There’s loads of stuff occurring I do not learn about or will ever faux to learn about and the one approach to learn about it’s from you, the useful and knowledgeable public. I usually get the perfect inside information from readers seeking to promote or current occasions or simply relate one thing pertinent to the native scene.

I do put on a few hats as a working musician who occurs to put in writing about the identical enterprise he’s in and I attempt to steadiness these two entities as greatest I can, all the time believing and hoping that others really feel that I do this as properly. I’ll ask that each one Illinois Occasions associated tidbits be despatched to my IT e-mail ([email protected]) so I can hold it midway straight anyway. I do know people imply properly, however once I get a textual content or Fb message or a flier or handwritten word, the chances that it’ll make it to the IT copy drop dramatically. And please all the time bear in mind, for my part, the music house in IT is for the performing musicians as a lot because the listening viewers, for with out both, there isn’t a scene by any means.

Our pricey good friend Marina V is making ready for a brand new album (In V Minor) and is asking for assist from her fan base as she has carried out many occasions earlier than. This might be her first as a mum or dad, since she and Nick had a pleasant little lady simply final yr. Now that is simply all of the extra purpose to go to MarinaV.com and assist this sensible, profitable and persevering artist at work.

There’s an Elvis Himselvis present on the Hoogland this Saturday with Rick Dunham as the person within the jumpsuit celebrating the birthday of Elvis Presley developing on Jan. 8. Within the final yr, Rick has launched into an formidable plan to cowl all of the Prime 40 songs Elvis ever sang. After doing tributes to the King for over 30 years, Mr. Dunham selected this challenge as a approach to culminate his admiration for Mr. Presley. This weekend EH covers the EP hits from 1960-66, together with well-known ones like “Viva Las Vegas,” “Cannot Assist Falling in Love” and “Little Sister,” together with obscure cuts akin to “Spinout,” “King of the World” and “It Hurts Me.” I am proud to have performed my first present with Rick on the Springfield Theatre Heart in 1987 and numerous ones since. Now I am simply as proud in becoming a member of Gary Davis, Cory Brown, Tim Harte and Frank Trompeter for the present this weekend. Rock-a-Hula, child, rock!

I am scripting this a number of weeks earlier than you learn it as a consequence of IT vacation deadlines, so let’s simply finish with pleased New 12 months and see you subsequent week.



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