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