Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Live music

BEMENT — Decatur native Shonna Bonds will perform Saturday evening at the Bement Country Opry, for one performance only.

Phases' departure could open door for another festival

DANVILLE — The decision by Phases of the Moon organizers to move their event to Arkansas has disappointed Vermilion County officials, volunteers and festival goers, but there's already hope that Kennekuk County Park could land a similar event in the future.

Lawyer: Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in Joan's death

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Rivers' lawyer has sued the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had an endoscopy and later died.

Phases of the Moon moves to Arkansas

Should we miss this?

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

THE FUTURE FIVE: From 'Selma' to Mount St. Helens, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:


Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Jan. 25, 2015

Kwame Dawes is the editor of Prairie Schooner and one of my colleagues at the University of Nebraska. Had I never had the privilege of getting to know him, I still would have loved the following poem, for its clear and matter-of-fact account of a sudden loss.

Coffee Break

It was Christmastime,

the balloons needed blowing,

and so in the evening

John Frayne: Krannert has a full lineup over the next few months

As a follow-up to last week's column, here is a look at concerts at the end of February and the beginning of March. Start times are at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The Foellinger Great Hall is referred to as FGH.

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Little Theatre on the Square holding auditions

Auditions for productions at the Little Theatre on the Square will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The auditions are by appointment for actors 16 and older. Children's auditions will be scheduled later.

Library events, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2015

Events at local libraries during the coming week:

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.