Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Country star to play Pesotum

Country superstar Luke Bryan, who has been performing in farm fields across the Midwest since 2009, is coming to Pesotum this fall.

The "Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018" will make a stop at Atkins Farm on Sept. 28. Tickets go on sale June 6.

Murder-mystery dinner set June 22 to benefit Community Center for the Arts

URBANA — A murder-mystery dinner is planned for next month to raise money for the Community Center for the Arts.

The title of the mystery is "The Irish Wake." It will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. June 22 at the Urbana Civic Center.

Members of the Champaign Urbana Theater Company will perform the play during a four-course meal.

Chuck Koplinski | 'Solo' mines fun, box-office gold from hero's past

Everything old is new again in Ron Howard's "Solo: A Star Wars Story," and that's just fine.

John Frayne | Ending the Krannert season with a (big) bang

On May 1, the audience for Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" in the Foellinger Great Hall was very large in number, more than I have ever seen for a concert by the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Notes-Worthy: Clayton Thompson

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with CLAYTON THOMPSON, who currently plays with Aquila and recently joined Ryan Byfield's Nuclei.

Aquila is a three-piece band with originals while paying tribute to your influences. When and where did it get started?

Entertainment listings, May 24-31, 2018


This weekend


Nightlife listings, May 24-31, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here’s your guide to a night on the town.


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: John Zacklan Duo, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA:Thom, Bob, Matt, n Brad (Free Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Uh-oh moments in movies

"In every doomed relationship, there comes what I like to call 'The uh-oh moment.' When a certain little something happens, and you know you've just witnessed the beginning of the end. And suddenly you stop, and you think, 'Uh-oh, iceberg ahead.'" — Jude Law in "Alfie" (2004)

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2018

Among the many revelers at State Farm Center on Tuesday night for the ALISON KRAUSS-WILLIE NELSON concert:

MARVIN LEE FLESSNER and members of the Marvin Lee Band.

Krauss was 10 years old and living on Hill Street in Champaign when Flessner invited the up-and-comer to join his band.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss concert

Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson perform during a concert at State Farm Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.