Jazz walk planned at Meadowbrook

URBANA — The Urbana Park District's ninth annual Jazz Walk in Meadowbrook Park will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Author conducting 10-week workshop

CHAMPAIGN — Amy Hassinger, author of "Nina: Adolescence" (Putnam 2003) and "The Priest's Madonna" (Putnam 2006), will offer a workshop for writers of fiction and nonfiction starting the week of Sept. 16 and running for 10 weeks.

Hassinger, who lives in Urbana, teaches with the University of Nebraska low-residency master's of fine arts in writing program.

Ellnora 2013: Opening Night

Music on multiple stages, a variety of food and impromptu dancing, it must be Ellnora back in town.

Film capsules Sept. 5, 2013

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Illinois bands corner

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:


Rich Warren: Recycling event and antenna answers

Answers. We have answers.

First, however, a reminder about recycling: While out driving recently I saw analog picture tube TVs sitting in a driveway with a sign that said "free." Trash collectors don't want old TVs, and most people desire flat-panel TVs that incorporate digital tuners.

John Frayne: Jupiter quartet to kick off classical schedule

The Jupiter String Quartet, the chamber music ensemble in residence at the University of Illinois, will open the regular classical music concert season Sept. 12 in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center.

Clubs listings, Sept. 5-12

A listing of events, provided by the venues. 

Here are instructions for submitting entries 


BENTLEY'S PUB: Got the Groove Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.


Chuck Koplinski: 'Closed Circuit' a positively electrifying thriller

As conspiracy thrillers go, John Crowley's "Closed Circuit" is one of the best in recent memory.

University YMCA showing works from Chinese student artists

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Speak Out: Works from the Yunnan School of Painting" will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 5, in the Murphy Gallery at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.