Jazz band to perform live monthly at the State Room starting Sept. 14

QUINCY — The Big River Swing Machine, a big band jazz orchestra from Quincy, will be back on stage Sept. 14 after a five-year absence from the public. The 18-piece jazz band, under the direction of Les Fonza, has been signed by the State Room, 434 S. Eighth, for performances on the second Wednesday of…

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Calftown Cafe to be ‘philosophical centerpiece’ of redeveloped Eighth and State area

QUINCY — Two old college friends have reunited in Quincy to open a restaurant specializing in lunch sandwiches, morning drinks and a welcoming atmosphere in the city’s southwest section. Even bigger plans are in the works for neighboring buildings on the northwest corner of Eighth and State. Caitlin Murray and Brian Stitt recently opened the…

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