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Shades of Spade

Singer songwriter knows the makings of a good song: melody, hook, and heart. The artist tests his new material on a live audience, and if it gets a positive response, it stays in rotation. But before a song hits the stage, it’s played to an intimate audience of one: his wife, Colleen. When compiling material for his first collection of new music in four years, McQuade looked to Colleen as a sounding board. “She’s my muse. So if I play something that she doesn’t like, I can tell by her face,” he says. “It’s like ‘try again.” Armed with 11 …

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Springfield PorchFest, Jacksonville, FL, Photo by Debra Heuskin

Stroll Springfield: Jacksonville Porchfest 2016

There is something warm and inviting about a big cozy front porch. In , cozy porches transform into intimate stages as local and regional musicians gather November 5th for the third annual , presented by . The free, family-friendly event features more than 20 performers bringing porches to life throughout the neighborhood. Attendees can stroll from porch to porch and camp out on sidewalks and front lawns as they enjoy live music and a wide variety of food, drink, and arts vendors in Jacksonville’s oldest front porch neighborhood. This year’s event will be held in Springfield’s Southwest quadrant and will …

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