Role reversal

CHAMPAIGN — In Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," one of the major themes is not to judge others.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it," Atticus Finch says.

Frank's Faves, Feb. 12, 2015

Last Friday's installment of The N-G's "Whatever Happened to ..." series featured Danville native Irving Azoff and his answer to the question, "What were the three greatest concerts you've ever seen?"

Chuck Koplinski: Star's honest portrayal sustains 'Still Alice'

Alice Howland knows that she's living on borrowed time. She's well aware of what fate awaits her, having been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease and seeing those whose minds have been ravaged by it, their vacant eyes disconnected from the past and unable to interpret the present.

John Frayne: Two thumbs up for Cincinnati's Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet, winner of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, offered an excellent concert of chamber music Feb. 8 on the stage of Foellinger Great Hall.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Friday is deadline for Symphony fundraiser signup

CHAMPAIGN — Friday is the deadline for signing up to attend the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's fundraiser next week at the Larry Kanfer Gallery, 2503 S. Neil St., C

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


Updated: UI grad, others with local connections up for Grammys

A composer with a master's degree from the University of Illinois is a Grammy nominee for best contemporary classical composition for "Voices from the Heartland."

George Crumb, 85, who lives in Pennsylvania, recorded the album on Bridge Records. This year, Bridge received five nominations, more than any other classical label.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Illinois Modern Ensemble concert will have original works

The Illinois Modern Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Krannert Center in Urbana will feature three original works, among them a concerto written for the ensemble that features the composer's experimental rock band, Feral States.

Library events, Feb. 8-15, 2015

A listing of events at area libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Studio Visit: Shasta 'Klevah' Knox

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist.