Illinois Bands Corner, Aug. 29, 2013

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


4:30 p.m.: Warmup at historic Harding Band Building in sections on the north lawn

4:40 p.m.: March out from the Band Building

4:50 p.m.: Marching Illini rehearsal on the field next to the Business Instruction Facility

Clubs listings, Aug. 29-Sept. 5

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


Entertainment listings, Aug. 29-Sept. 5

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Special events

This weekend

A few slices of history in one spot

East Central Illinoisans who reguarly travel to St. Louis via the Effingham route probably have noticed what might look like a used farm machinery lot slowly growing just east of the Greenville exit.

But those who look closer will see a sign, surrounded by tractors, for the American Farm Heritage Museum.

Chuck Koplinski: Band's charm likely to win new fans in 'This is Us'

Not sure if I should confess this or not, but the earworm that is One Direction's "You Don't Know You're Beautiful" is among the nearly 2,000 songs on my iPod.

Film capsules, Aug. 29, 2013

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

Rich Warren: Internet providers all geared up to charge for data

Most people consume data like water. They download from the Internet as if it's an inexhaustible resource.

Until recently, it resembled well water rather than municipally supplied water. You pay for the electricity, and pump as much as desired at no additional cost. That's been changing throughout the country, and soon it will be coming to a router near you.

Visit also can feature a ride on a vintage small-gauge train

Circling the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum is the American Heritage Railroad. Engineer Paul Schmidt said the railroad group got started about the same time the farm museum group did, in 2003-04.

Volunteers acquired a 1956 15-inch gauge train, similar to ones used in amusement parks of the era.

New 'Return to Sender' exhibit a tribute to 'unknown' pop artist

CHAMPAIGN — Artist Ray Johnson was a bit of a conundrum, says the guest curator of an exhibition of his work opening tonight (Aug. 29) at Krannert Art Museum.

Haiku study group / starts in Champaign-Urbana / you can take part too

CHAMPAIGN — Lee Gurga, editor of the C-U Haiku feature in Sunday's News-Gazette, is starting a haiku study group that will meet Sunday afternoons.

The first meeting is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the second-floor Foundation Room 222 at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.