C-U Haiku, June 22, 2014

Edited by LEE GURGA/For The News-Gazette

Where is it?

There it is, shining above

Goodnight moon!

— Kim Robeson, Champaign

Studio Visit: Robert Sena

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Robert Sena, 35, of Urbana. The native of Brazil and his friends recently formed Bailalai, which plays Brazilian funk, reggae and rock. Other members are Gordon Kay, drums; Jason Finkelman, percussion; Brad Decker, bass; Eric Lopez, guitar; and Max Sulikowski, saxophone.

Saddle up for some Wild West reading

"Cactus Country Anthology III" is a delightful collection of short stories and flash fiction, all set in the Wild West. If you love good ole cowboy heroes, heroines with some spunk, gun-slinging bandits, stagecoaches and shootouts, then you'll really get into the stories in this new anthology from High Hill Press, located in St. Charles, Mo.

Here's what's happening on the arts scene

Father, daughter showing ceramic works

A nationally known ceramics artist and his daughter will show their ceramic teapots through Aug. 16 at the Cinema Gallery, 120 W. Main St., U.

"The Teapot Mystique" will feature works by Don Frith, a retired University of Illinois art professor who now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., and Eugenia Frith Meltzer of Alfred, N.Y.

Residents invited to take part in summer talent competition

CHAMPAIGN — Hot 105.5, the Champaign Park District and Michael Lane Media seek talent in the Champaign area for the Summer's Hottest Talent Search.

Weekend update: Made in the shade

Today and Sunday, the Arts In the Park festival in Danville offers 50 to 60 artist booths, food, ersatz Beatles, gospel and a big band. It's at Lincoln Park on Logan Avenue. Best thing about this: most of it's free. In its 26th year, the festival offers "every kind of entertainment," says Danville Parks & Public Facilities director Steve Lane.

Who lives here? June 21, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Entertainment listings, June 19-26, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Youth no barrier for budding impresario

CHAMPAIGN — As Saskia Bakker read a book over Christmas break about the "Riot Grrrl" movement in Olympia, Wash., the proverbial light bulb went off in her 13-year-old head.

It seemed music concerts in Olympia, a university town, flopped unless they were open to people of all ages.

Clubs listings, June 19-26, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.


BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.