Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Top of the Morning, June 25, 2019

By all accounts, last weekend's concert scene in C-U was as vibrant as ever.

There was a buzz in downtown Champaign before ART GARFUNKEL played an energetic Virginia Theatre on Saturday night.

Christian event AudioFeed Music Festival returns to Urbana

URBANA — A Christian music event featuring more than 140 different bands is returning to Urbana next week.

The seventh annual AudioFeed Music Festival will run July 4-6 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

John Frayne | 'German Requiem' a superb end to BACH's 2018-19 season

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana ended its 2018-19 season with a June 9 performance at McKinley Presbyterian Church of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem."

This monumental work, Brahms' longest, was inspired by the death of the composer's mother in 1865. One version of the work was premiered in 1868.

Lake effect: Parkland gallery showcasing retired prof's watercolor creations

CHAMPAIGN — Don Lake retired from Parkland College just over a decade ago, but his students and fans have kept in touch with him.

If you don't know Lake's work — mainly watercolors and drawings — you should.

His life's work is on display at "Don Lake: A Watercolor Retrospective" in Parkland's Giertz Gallery. It runs through Aug. 8.

Kelly Strom | New book series stars clever investigator

On a recent night out, I struck up a conversation with friends about books. It was brought to my attention that I haven't reviewed many action adventure titles with male leads lately. So I think I hit the jackpot here!

Patricia Hruby Powell | 'Diary' takes readers to new places

I was younger than Anne Frank when I first read, was mesmerized by and devastated by "The Diary of a Young Girl." And now I'm so much older than she.

Yet, if Anne Frank had survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and lived on, she'd have turned 90 on June 14, 2019. Anne is our contemporary.

Frank's Weekend Faves, June 23, 2019

Country-music fans, Philo is the place you want to be today. The Heart of Texas Roadshow is in town.

The next stop for the roadshow, as seen on RFD-TV, is at 3 p.m. today at the R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 127 W. Washington St. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 217-684-2562 or at the door.

Library events, June 23-30, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Douglass Branch, children ages 9 to 11 are invited to learn how to build their own app. The six-week series meets Mondays through July 15. The new apps will be showcased from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 22.

C-U haiku, June 23, 2019

Shining clouds stream by

In the fiercely bright blue sky

Shredded by wild wind

— Rob Owen, Decatur

Haiku submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city of residence, which will be published with your haiku.

Don Lake's Watercolor Retrospective 2019

Don Lake's watercolor display at Parkland College's Giertz Gallery Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Champaign. The Don Lake: A Watercolor Retrospective exhibit will be on display at the gallery through Thursday, August 8.