Three bands performed at Cowboy Monkey on November 8, 2013. The Impalas of Champaign, The Handcuffs of Chicago, and Gloria Roubal and Paul Sabuco of Champaign were compiled of musicians who have known each other over decades. It was a festive night as members from each, as well as audience memb
SULLIVAN — The Little Theatre On The Square will present, starting Friday, the holiday classic "A Christmas Story."
With this year's early Hanukkah celebrations ending and Christmas coming up, we've ushered in the holiday season.
URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert, "A Season of Joy," featuring the Central Illinois Children's Chorus and the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
CHAMPAIGN — Wind ensembles from three Champaign-Urbana high schools will perform together for the first time at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre.
"Under American Skies: Celebrating Our Musical Community on Granny's Porch" also will be a fundraiser for the Urbana, Champaign Central and Centennial high school bands.
I once wrote a not-so-very-good poem called "Picking Up After the Dead," about the putting-in-order we feel compelled to do when a family member has passed on. In this poem Sherod Santos, who lives in Chicago, writes what I wished I could have written.
Out of the World There Passed a Soul
The day of my mother's funeral I spend clearing out
URBANA — WILL-TV will broadcast at 7 p.m. Monday the WILL-made documentary, "Course Work: Dinner Season at Prairie Fruits Farm," which focuses on the activities on the farm that lead to the night of one of its farm-to-table dinners.
From June to October, WILL-TV followed the arc of a farm-to-table meal that began and ended at the farm in rural Champaign.
DANVILLE — The local indie film "House of Thaddeus" will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St.
The feature film was shot in the historic Virginia Jewell House in the 400 block of Hazel Street just north of downtown Danville.
A popular fictional character that has entertained us on screens and in other media for decades with his adventures among strange-looking creatures — and whose appearance changes every so often — has a special anniversary celebration this year where different versions of himself, along with some of his familiar companions, have an encounter with an old adversary across time and dimensions.
The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company won't have to look far when it needs graphic design skills.
Its new interim executive director, Ella van Wyk, has a two-year diploma in graphic design, plus experience in arts administration.
She will take over the management of CUTC on Friday, succeeding Amy Stoch.