Arts & Entertainment
MAHOMET — A piece of U.S. Navy history will visit Mahomet on Saturday, as the USS Wainwright Traveling Museum makes a stop at Mahomet IGA.
The exhibit includes artifacts and history about the historic vessel, now decommissioned.
Unlike the unwanted, supernatural characters at its core, director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" does not overstay its welcome. Playing somewhat like a Cliff's Notes version of the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic, this re-do recreates, and sometimes improves upon, the many iconic moments from the 1982 feature, wasting little time to deliver one round after another of effective scares.
URBANA — Urbana bicyclists and business people are teaming up again to present the Urbanalove Summer Movie Night Series, kicking it off Friday night with the classic "The Bicycle Thief."
C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Craig Rosson:
You play several instruments but I have mostly heard you playing the harmonica; why did you choose this to play and how did you learn to play?
The last day of school — or the first day of summer vacation — is traditionally cause for unbridled joy and youthful exuberance ... unless, of course, you happen to be a parent.
The spring concert of the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra took place in the Foellinger Great Hall on the evening of Mother's Day, May 10. This ensemble, which is part of the educational program at the Conservatory of Central Illinois, here in Champaign, has been led by Kevin Kelly over the past 22 years.
CHAMPAIGN — Over the decades, many area country musicians — among them Alison Krauss, Bob Watson and Dyke Corson — have performed with Marvin Lee.
At 82, Lee — his last name is Flessner — continues to perform often and will soon launch his summer park concerts, with the first of many scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Collison Park northwest of Danville.