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Past articles by Ed:

Ozarks Lyric Opera starts season with old story that takes on new meaning in #MeToo era

"Turandot" tells the tale of Princess Turandot, who requires suitors to answer three riddles or get beheaded, until Prince Calaf wins her hand. → Read More

‘Dance Mix’ makes a fiery opener for Springfield Symphony Orchestra 2021 season

Along with classic works from the Western canon, SSO's season includes lesser-known music from women and other diverse composers. → Read More

Germanic classics to stir array of emotions at Symphony

“(S)it back, close your eyes and hear what’s coming at you. That orchestral introduction gives me goosebumps,"says violin soloist Giora Schmidt. → Read More

Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform two by Mozart, one lively, another haunting

The Feb. 20 performances, which can be watched in-person or online, include “Sinfonia Concertante” and "Requiem" by Mozart. → Read More

Works in progress: Symphony with precautions

Springfield Symphon Orchestra has kept the season going through mask requirements and playing music that fit the necessary spacing. → Read More

Springfield music scene: As coranavirus kills gigs, performers shift to online streaming

Bandcamp, virtual performances and online music lessons are among the strategies Springfield musicians are using to stay afloat. → Read More

Our images, home and away, enhance American music

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will use the photography of Ansel Adams and students' photos of Springfield for their pieces. → Read More

Immerse yourself in Re-drawn Granny’s Bathwater

Friday show will feature original members of the iconic local band and younger musicians who want to keep the songs alive. → Read More

Opera, Lost & Found find surprising connections

Lost & Found offers the grief-support ignored in-universe in "Candide" and often by the audience. → Read More

MOJO, Gillioz on threshold of something exciting

MOJO has been growing its fan base, and the Gillioz partnership will increase their exposure. → Read More

Life force dimming; life force in full strength

The orchestra will play Tchaikovksy, then Brian Hong and Alexander Hersh join and highlight Brahms. → Read More

Civic Orchestra: Listen to something new

Members of the orchestra come from an array of players: students, professionals and community members. → Read More

Nothin’s plenty for symphony’s African-American heritage concert

MSU professor Todd Payne has contributed his vocals and input to the concert. → Read More

Shaun Munday’s solo act: ‘You can go anywhere’

Springfield musician is making his mark with this distinctive brand of improvisation. → Read More

Rev. Peyton preaches sticky rhythm, infinite slide

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band presents southern Indiana culture through its music. → Read More

Symphony turns revolutionary, stormy, exhilarating

Springfield Symphony will play Mendelssohn, Mozart and Bach to mark 500 years since the Luther Reformation. → Read More

The Reacharounds bring experience to hardcore punk

The Reacharounds play fast but clean, and write thought-provoking, meaningful lyrics. → Read More

Sabrina and the Howlers: ‘We want this to take off’

Sabrina and the Howlers has taken some big steps toward making the band a growing enterprise — changing the lineup, expanding its reach and playing more shows. → Read More

Good group, good gig: Indigo Soul at Cody's South

Indigo Soul plays its R&B and funk Thursday evenings as Cody's South's house band. → Read More

Sly Iris doubles members, offers expanded sound

The increased contributions from the expanded group has further developed their lyrics and sound. → Read More