I’ve been preaching about the rising of the music scene in Vermilion County for over a year now. I’ve met some pretty incredible musicians, poets, artists….my people. But one of the other fun things about being a part of this scene is running into old friends.
Something I talk about often on my radio show and here on the blog is the never ending pool of talent that is harvested right here in Vermilion County. It is ALMOST to the point that you can go somewhere every single night of the week and hear live music…and I expect it will be that way in the not-so-distant future. One of the musicians making it happen is Dalton Halls.Continue Reading
To say this woman does it all is an understatement. From acting and singing to body positivity and inspiring bravery, Julia Megan Sullivan has moxie and is not afraid to use it.
Julia moved to Danville her freshman year of high school from the suburbs of Chicago and jumped into the art and theatre scene with both feet. That is when I first met her during Danville Light Opera’s 1994 production of Oliver.
From there, Julia studied computer science in Pittsburgh but decided working in isolation was not for her. New York City was calling her name Continue Reading
Growing up Williams – where “Girlyman” was the music of choice – was sure to produce culture, talent, and a knack for music. The family bonded over their folksy tight harmonies, have gone to see the band live, and enjoyed switching up the three part harmony between each of the seven members. Greg and Marsha raised their children to appreciate theatre, music, and knowing where they came from. Among the five children is the second to youngest – Miss Flyn Williams.Continue Reading
If you are from the Danville area, you may have heard of The Dystopians who have burst onto the scene this last year and have hit the ground running. Reece Niccum (age 17) from Covington, Ian Clemmons (age 16) from Bismarck, and Matt Nale (age 17) from Georgetown met five years ago at First Gig Rock N’ Roll Camp in Danville. It was there that the “stars aligned” and the boys were brought together to form a rock band that is taking over our local music scene.Continue Reading
Once upon a time…there lived a beautiful Princess who sought to make the girls and boys of Danville, Illinois and surrounding areas’ dreams come true…
If you have been at any children’s birthday parties, or visited the Downtown Danville’s Farmer’s Market in the last year and a half, then you have most certainly ran into Danville’s own Party Princess, Bailey Williams. At just seventeen years old, Bailey started a business that reached over 500 Facebook likes within weeks. Suddenly, the teenager was booming in her own success. Bailey offers little girls (and boys) the chance to meet “real” Princesses and Princes from their favorite fairy tales.
The experience of walking into the SCP Recording Studio once again made me proud to live in Danville. The fact that there is so much support and opportunity to our local musicians never ceases to amaze me. I found Jordan Cundiff, along with Christian Cunningham and Stephen Emerson jamming out to the new Panic! At the Disco in the control room. This “buzz” I keep talking about that is happening in our town…that feeling was all around me as I sat down to talk to Jordan.Continue Reading
Going into my first interview, I had no idea what to expect. I had never interviewed anyone, and I wanted it to be perfect. I had no recorder, no computer…just a legal pad and a pen with sixteen questions written on the front page. I felt like it was my first day of school, and I had a point to prove. It turned into the feeling of having coffee with an old friend. Dustin Liggett (or Dustin Danger to his fans) has a vision – and it is to inspire – and inspire is exactly what he did to me.Continue Reading