Dripping away existence
At different rates
— Sybil Kellogg, Loda
Two weeks ago, the American Library Association announced its 2014 youth media award winners. The Caldecott Medal, given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to Brian Floca.
Today, The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli visits with theater actor/director Dawn McDaniel, 41, Urbana
Q: So you were born a Hamelberg here. What high school did you go to?
A: I went to Centennial during the Keith Page years. Remember him, the weatherman? He was drama director. I graduated in 1990.
URBANA — The AsiaLENS Documentary Film Series will open at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spurlock Museum with the screening of "Mulberry Child."
The series in Spurlock's Knight Auditorium will focus this season on documentary films that address the cultural revolution in China from different, personal perspectives.
Melissa "Mimi" Merli answers questions about the Gifford relief concert, the long-running "Tony n Tina's Wedding" and about the Phases of the Moon festival coming in September.
1. How much did the Jan. 25 Gifford Tornado Relief Concert at Gordyville raise?
DANVILLE — The Red Mask Players will have auditions for the play "Amateurs" at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St.
There are roles for five men and four women. A copy of the script for in-house reading is available at the Danville Public Library.
CHAMPAIGN — A solo exhibition of figurative ceramic works by a Southeast Missouri State University professor opens Monday at the Parkland Art Gallery.
"Outlandish Adventures: Works by Benjie Heu" will remain on display through April 1, with the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Heu will give a gallery talk at 7 that night, and the Parkland Guitar Ensemble will perform.
Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
When not in Rome ...
Former News-Gazette photo editor Darrell Hoemann is back at one of his favorite haunts: the Chicago Auto Show. So we asked him for a tour.
Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie and ask readers, "Who lives here?" The first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of a silver screen character who resides in the featured house will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence in your submission.