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Krannert Art Museum gets new director

CHAMPAIGN — Krannert Art Museum has named a new director.

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director.

He is the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.

Nightlife listings, Dec. 7-14, 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 7

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Mank n' Sass, 6 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Jordan and Jill (Acoustic Happy Hour), 6 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: CJ Run, juswave, Sleeping Okami, 9 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Dueling Guitars with Kathy Harden (Live Music Thursdays), 5 p.m.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Disaster Artist' a tribute to one man's artistic passion

There's no question that Tommy Wiseau is a passionate "artist." It's not everyone who can say they financed, wrote, directed and starred in their own $6 million movie. There's also no question that the man is delusional, or at the very least, sees the world and his role in it through a very unique perspective.

Station's 'Pemberley' a holiday treat for 'Pride and Prejudice' fans

URBANA — If you loved "Pride and Prejudice," you're also going to love the Celebration Company's "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley."

The play, which starts tonight, follows the Bennets and other favorite characters after the events of Jane Austen's 1813 classic — the yule celebration at Pemberley, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.

Notes-Worthy: Cindy (Peddycoart) Crawford

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with longtime vocalist, guitarist and bassist CINDY (PEDDYCOART) CRAWFORD, who now plays in Broken Prairie alongside her husband, Ron.

How long have you been performing live music in C-U and how did you begin your career in music?

John Frayne: Jupiter's ode to Schumann builds from good to great

The Jupiter String Quartet gave an exciting concert of chamber music on Nov. 30 in the Foellinger Great Hall. The quartet members, Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violins, Liz Freivogel, viola, and Daniel McDonough, cello, were joined by pianist Michael Brown, who is also currently composer in residence with the New Haven Symphony in Connecticut.

Danville Symphony Orchestra sets Christmas concert Saturday

The Danville Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jeremy Swerling will present "Home for Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium of Danville High School.

It will feature the vocal stylings of Chicago cabaret duo Menzie & Michael, along with the award-winning DHS Delegation show choir.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 7-14, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 7 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY WONDERLAND

Frank's Faves: Pearl Harbor movies

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy ... " — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

It was 76 years ago today, and FDR was right as rain. The day of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was indeed a date that has lived in infamy.

And in movies.

Frederick Squires House

A look inside the Frederick Squires House, 1003 W. Church St. in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.