Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

For just $5 you can bypass the rest of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield, to see just "Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage," an exhibition of 70 images by the famed photographer of relics at cultural sites she visited in England and the U.S. These photos, on view through Aug. 31, left me wondering about her access to the items.

I spent a pleasant evening March 22 at Hendrick House, enjoying vegetarian food, Napa Valley wines, live piano music and conversation at the "C.A.R.E. for a Taste" fund-raiser for the Companion Animal and Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) Center. Arts and crafts items were sold via a silent auction, so art was there!

The North American Saxophone Alliance conference drew lots of unfamiliar faces — 1,300 saxophonists — to the UI campus last weekend for its conference. It was fun to hear all the ensembles perform for free in the Krannert Center lobby including the local Clark Gibson Old Style (named after the beer, not the music) Jazz Sextet.

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