Castle Theatre Billy Strings: Just Beginning An Already Wild Ride By Jon Norton • Apr 5, 2018 Jesse Faatz Billy Apostol was dubbed "Billy Strings" by his mother for his prowess on a number of stringed instruments at a young age. 'Traditional' Rebirth Brass Band Embraces R&B, Hip-Hop By Jon Norton • Jan 12, 2018 Rebirth Brass Band If you grow up in New Orleans, you’re going to absorb the musical legacy of that city. Castle Theatre Owners Buy Peoria Music Venue By Ryan Denham & Jon Norton • Dec 21, 2017 Jon Norton / WGLT The owners of the Castle Theatre in downtown Bloomington will soon have a second music venue in central Illinois. Castle Theatre: From Crazy Idea To B-N's Music Hub By Jon Norton • Nov 15, 2017 Keith Griner / Phierce Photo/Castle Theatre Many local musicians and fans credit The Castle Theatre for a resurgence in the Bloomington-Normal music scene. After Quiet Stretch, Thriving Bloomington-Normal Music Scene Makes Some Noise By Jon Norton • Nov 14, 2017 Jon Norton / WGLT Michael Klug and Joe Borbely of Bloomington’s Jack Dupp & the Empty Bottles say they have seen both the drought and the resurgence of the central Illinois Music scene. Klug said "it’s about time."