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Review: Garth in command

CHAMPAIGN — Garth Brooks uses dazzling lights, massive videos and laser effects as part of his nearly four-hour show, but he gives back, powering enough energy of his own to light up a mid-sized town.

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Garth Brooks on C-U: 'This place stays forever young'

CHAMPAIGN — Friday night's performance at State Farm Center was show No. 325 on his world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood, but Garth Brooks hasn't grown tired of playing any of his greatest hits.

Not even "Friends in Low Places."

PODCAST: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood news conference 4-28-17

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood talk to the media on 4-28-17 ahead of their State Farm Center shows.

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PODCAST: one-on-one with Trisha Yearwood

PODCAST: one-on-one with Trisha Yearwood: Play now!

Tim Ditman goes one-on-one with Trisha Yearwood on 4-28-17 ahead of her appearances at State Farm Center.

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PODCAST: one-on-one with Garth Brooks

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Tim Ditman goes one-on-one with Garth Brooks on 4-28-17 ahead of his shows at State Farm Center.

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LIVE! Garth Brooks in C-U

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Before he takes the stage for four sold-out concerts at State Farm Center, the country music megastar is chatting with media types.

Wilco frontman among acts coming to 2017 Ellnora guitar festival

URBANA — Jeff Tweedy, Janis Ian and the Ronnie Baker Brooks Band will be among the acts performing at Ellnora: The Guitar Festival on Sept. 14-16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Garth Brooks superfan will be at all 4 shows this weekend

Hear from Garth Friday at 3 p.m. on WDWS.

BISMARCK — What could top seeing Garth Brooks in concert this weekend?

How about seeing him four times?

Notes-Worthy: Paul Wirth

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with PAUL WIRTH:

In the '80s, you used to manage The Viking Room at the old Ramada Inn in Champaign, where live music was performed often. What was the best band performing there and what was it like booking bands back then?