The Rose Hotel gazebo looks out onto the Ohio River, where Illinois and Kentucky meet. The structure was built in 1882 by the original architect James McFarlands son, James Junior after additionall renovations to the property were completed in the years prior. The gazebo is free for the public to visit and can also be rented to hold events, such as weddings.

Rose Hotel home to more than just guests

In a quaint village along the Ohio River, the Rose Hotel does not stand out of the background, until the graves in the backyard come into view. Prior to being closed in 1967, the hotel had been the longest continually operating hotel in the state. Now ... Continue Reading →

Trekking the treble notes

Trekkies and Mozart fans alike will find enjoyment in this year’s 10th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival. The festival offers more than 36 performances with an array of shows including operas, ballets, orchestras, chamber music, choral music and ... Continue Reading →

Zola Road leads to Walker’s Bluff

The steady sounds of acoustic guitar shuffle in. Voices then meet the melody in a dual-part harmony. Fresh off the release of its latest album, “The Way You Burn Me,” new local band Zola Road is on its way to a follow-up while meeting the demands ... Continue Reading →

Preview of the summer in music

Ice Cube When it comes to discussing the history of hip-hop, rap legend Ice Cube is a name that cannot be left out of conversation. Although he has spent much of the last decade making movies, he still has not forgotten his roots as one of the pioneers ... Continue Reading →

Student shows passion through Martin’s Picasso

The lights rise as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso exchange ideas over drinks in a bar in Paris; the year is 1904. This scene can only be found in “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a comedy written by actor Steve Martin. Director Nich Radcliffe, a first-year ... Continue Reading →

Psychedelic rock SPREAD across two nights

Some musicians have only one home, with a small group of followers and a sound that doesn’t extend far beyond that base.  Then there are bands that pursue success in every endeavor and strive for connection. Sometimes, those connections can thrive ... Continue Reading →

Howlin’ Brothers on touring, Doc Watson and new album

Since their formation nearly eight years ago, The Howlin’ Brothers have been bringing their fun-loving picking and singing to audiences in Nashville, Tenn., and more recently around the country.  The trio of Ben Plasse on upright bass/banjo/vocals, ... Continue Reading →
Charles Baudo, a graduate student studying molecular biology at St. Louis University, fills bottles with moonshine Saturday at the Grand River Spirits distillery in Carbondale. Baudo was one of many volunteers to help bottle the distillery’s new moonshine product, Red Eye Cherry. The distillery produces brandy, aged-whiskey, bourbon and three flavors of moonshine. Karen Binder, one of three partners who own the distillery, said the owners started the business as a way to showcase resources and ingredients from southern Illinois.

Manufacturing ‘Shine’ on a Grand scale

For many years moonshining was an illegal activity according to the federal government, and still is, without the proper license. For one area spirits distillery, moonshining is not only a legitimate business, but also an art form. Grand River Spirits ... Continue Reading →

The Main Squeeze on college scenes and musical gumbo

Chicago-based funk band The Main Squeeze, rooted in Indiana University nightlife, blends together all the ingredients needed to get the dance floor rocking.  The Main Squeeze performs at Hangar 9 Friday. Carbondale’s own Soul Census will open the show. In ... Continue Reading →

Children’s shows basis for adult performance

A classic kids’ television series is the inspiration for an exploration of queer theory at the Kleinau Theater this weekend.  Queer and transgender activist Benny LeMaster, a doctoral candidate in communication studies from Long Beach, Calif., wrote ... Continue Reading →

Inequality addressed on the ‘Radio’

A performance piece can be an effective way to address national concerns, and this weekend SIU will play host to a piece focused on one of America’s most controversial topics. The Tony Award-winning play “Radio Golf,” written by August Wilson, opens ... Continue Reading →

Summer 2014: Breaking down the blockbusters

The sweet smell of freedom is starting to waft in like air conditioning on a blisteringly hot day. Come May 10 that freedom will no longer be a mirage. With the end of school comes summer movie season. This is also known as the three months where audiences ... Continue Reading →

Little Pizza on collaboration and Afroman

Little Pizza might not deliver to your door, but it often delivers its sounds to Hangar 9. The band, fronted by Ryne Teston, opens for Afroman Thursday evening at the bar. It’s music offers an eclectic, raw and experimental style, infusing classical ... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Blues in the family

For Carbondale blues musician and one-man band Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor, music came at a young age and never loosened its grip, no matter where life took him.  Rip Lee, the son of legendary Chicago blues musician James “Snooky” Pryor, began his ... Continue Reading →

Student’s clarinet recital closes out studies

For John McCowen, C’s don’t get degrees. A’s through G’s do. McCowen, a senior from Herrin studying music composition, chose to pursue the clarinet and is on the home stretch of his studies. McCowen presented what he has learned during a clarinet ... Continue Reading →
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