Music

State of Sound

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Calling all music lovers! The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) has a new exhibit. The exhibit is titled, “The State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois”, which opened on April 30th and will run through January 23, 2022. I toured the exhibit and was excited to see artifacts and history of […]

Murals & Museums in Pontiac, IL

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A stop in Pontiac Illinois was perfect after the BBQ festival in Dwight. In Dwight I wanted to see the stops I missed when Keith and I traveled to this amazing town in early April. Traveling with my grandkids and my sister-in-law Terri and brother-in-law Kim, we decided we had time for one more Route […]

Tupelo on Ice!

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When I have visited this beautiful state, of Mississippi it has always been sunny and warm! But not this time! This was a trip to the Southern Travelers Explore Tupelo known simply as #STETupelo, that brought my husband Keith and I to this Mississippi town. We arrived in Tupelo, the town where Elvis was born, […]

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The Cuban, a movie review!

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“The Cuban” is a story of an aging musician diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A young caregiver played Mina by Ana Golja tries non-traditional treatment methods. She uses Cuban music and food to draw out former famous Cuban musician Luis Garcia played by Oscar winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. This story has romance, medical interest, a mix […]

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bandstand

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When I was a kid in Mattoon, Illinois we lived near Lytle Park. My sister Debbie and I walked and often enjoyed the park and pool. I even recall a few times going and listening to music. Our neighbor’s dad played music under the bandstand! Beautiful bandstands can be found everywhere. But recently I have […]