Music on Main: Singer-songwriter duo Mid-October

Was it October 14th or 15th? Jon Parrish and Therese Brown can't remember. But that's when their relationship, both romantic and musical, first found its feet. 

The duo, which call themselves Mid-October, performed their original song, "Forever Ours," in the lobby of the News-Gazette's downtown office.

Lyric Theatre at Illinois: Don Giovanni

Nathan Gunn directs and sings the lead in this production of Don Giovanni in the Tryon Festival Theatre, KCPA, opening Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Go figure, Feb. 21, 2018


The advertised salary for one of the highest-paying current openings in town — executive director of the Parkland College Foundation.

2 legends, Krauss and Nelson, coming back

CHAMPAIGN — Local legend Alison Krauss and “Red Headed Stranger” Willie Nelson will be coming together to the State Farm Center.

The duo’s concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. May 22. Tickets will be on sale soon.    

Tricia Stiller: Station's 'Silent Sky' a shining example of breaking down barriers

For centuries, women have been raising social consciousness, which though once set at a constant and steady simmer has more recently erupted in a full rolling boil.

Richard J. Leskosky: Ticks in spotlight at Insect Fear Film Festival

Parasites are never fun — unless you're watching them on the big movie screen at the annual Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois. This year's festival (the 35th) will take place Saturday in Foellinger Auditorium and deals with some particularly loathsome parasites — ticks!

Frank's Weekend Faves, Feb. 18, 2018

With its annual observances of black history, romance and presidential birthdays, February seems like the perfect month to raise one's voice — not in anger, but in song.

And I can't think of a better celebration of just such an activity than this weekend's 12th annual All Out A Cappella Concert at the Unity High School auditorium in Tolono.

On The Town: CU's Got Talent

The CU's Got Talent event at The Refinery in Champaign on February 3, 2018

Rich Warren: Avoid solicitations for computer assistance

We received this upsetting email from a reader: "Hope you can shed some light on a recent transaction I had with this group out of Cedar Park, Texas. They sent an email to me about a possible 'infection' on my MacBook that might leave me open to possible hacking into my bank account.

Who lives here? Feb. 17, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.