Notes-Worthy: Michael Carpenter

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the Decadents' MICHAEL CARPENTER:

"Hard Folk" is Decadents' third album. How does it compare to the first two, and is there a different feel to this one?

Rich Warren: Auxiliary channels offer viewing bonanza

The FCC gifted broadcasters with additional channels during the conversion to digital in the summer of 2009. Digital television (DTV) far more efficiently uses broadcast bandwidth than the analog TV it replaced. Thus, in addition to a full-bandwidth HD primary channel, it permits a pair of additional lower definition channels. Generally these still look superior to the former analog TV system.

Chuck Koplinski: Artful 'Anomalisa' truly one of a kind

Though a bit over a month has passed since I saw Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa," it's still on my mind, memories of it having crept out of my subconscious to replay themselves again and again.

Clubs listings, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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Danville High School Show Choir

Members of the Danville High School Show Choir rehearse at Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at the school Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016.

Frank's Faves: Favorite hospital-based movies

I'm baaaaack! Did you miss me? What do you mean, was I gone? Grrr ...

John Frayne: CUSO trumpets Beal's works with aplomb

The concert on Jan. 30 by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, conducted by Stephen Alltop and featuring the work of film and TV composer Jeff Beal, was a unique experience for me. I can't remember ever going to a concert wholly devoted to a living composer, and one who was not only present but actually taking part in the performance.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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Illinois Theatre: Kingdom City

Scenes from a rehearsal of Kingdom City,directed by J.W. Morissette, the play runs Feb. 4-6 and 9-13 at 7:30 pm  and Sunday Feb. 14 at 3 pm in Krannert Center's Studio Theatre

Free speech takes center stage

URBANA — With her script "Kingdom City," playwright Sheri Wilner avoids political commentary and lets the story unfold, says J.W. Morrissette, who directs the play for Illinois Theatre.