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WEFT 90.1-FM, with help from community partner Prairie Crossroads Blues Society, is bringing Milwaukee soul blues band Tweed Funk to Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St., C.

The band's first central Illinois appearance will be at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Pledge Party will mark the end of the first week of WEFT's Fall Pledge Drive.

Tweed Funk is nominated for a 2014 Blues Blast Music Award in the Soul/Blues Album category for the CD "First Name Lucky."

They competed in the Blues Foundation's 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have won several Wisconsin blues awards.

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Paul Wood retired as a reporter in 2019 after 38 years with The News-Gazette.

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