Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Here's what's happening on the film scene

Art Theater Co-op will screen 'Awaken the Dragon'

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, March 1, 2015

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Several years ago, Judith Kitchen and I published an anthology of poems about birds, and since then, I keep finding ones I wished we'd known about at the time. Here's one by Barbara Ellen Sorensen, who lives in Colorado.


Under warm New Mexico sun,

we watched the pelican place

Library events, March 1-8, 2015

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Jim Dey: Wooden biography reveals a complicated figure

UCLA's John Wooden was one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, winning 10 national championships during a 12-year run from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s.

'Texts' is cute and a little confusing

The title of this book, "Texts from Jane Eyre and Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters," is intriguing, especially if you love to communicate with text messaging, as so many people do.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Head to Krannert on Friday

Ask 'Mimi,' March 1, 2015

Did trumpeter Clark Terry (above) have connections to this area?

The Nile Project: Connected by a river

URBANA — Because the Nile River is the longest river in the world, bordering 11 countries, people living in its basin don't conceive of themselves as from the same region, said Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Sounds like a bit of a hoedown

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Champaign County Farm Bureau on its next concert, "Music of the Heartland," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Krannert Center in Urbana.

C-U Haiku, March 1, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Beneath the big snowfall

come the muffled voices

of spring sprites

— Hiroko Schatz, Champaign