You May mark your calendar, starting with tonight

Nathan and Julie Gunn have performed together at Carnegie Hall.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?


Or you could just go to the Krannert Center tonight.

So this pick for May is an easy one. The remarkable duo performs with good friends mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and violinist Stefan Milenkovich at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall.

Clubs listings, May 1-8, 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.

Music Q&A: New Riders of the Golden Maize

This week, a chat with Jack Wilkie and other members of the New Riders of the Golden Maize, a local band with a following.

The band, the New Riders of the Golden Maize, has been together since 2009. Its members, Tom Wyatt, Mark Obu, Steve Boynton, T.R. Ryder and Jack Wilkie, live in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.

Chuck Koplinski: Manic 'Spider-Man 2' nothing but a blur

One gets the impression that director Marc Webb knew he was going to have a hard time squeezing in everything that was in the script for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

After all, there must be some reason the film starts with an action sequence, progresses directly to another and proceeds to pile one breathless set piece onto another, character development be damned.

45th Jazz Fest scheduled at Central

CHAMPAIGN — The 45th annual Central Jazz Fest will take place Friday and Saturday at Champaign Central High School's Combes Gym.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. each day. Local middle and high school big bands will perform, and the Jazz Cafe will sell dinner, dessert and snacks.

AsiaFest 2014 scheduled for Saturday

Also, Balinese Gamelan Concert planned Sunday

URBANA — The Asian American Cultural Center and Japan House will host AsiaFest 2014 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

'Les Mis' to be presented this weekend

DANVILLE — A cast of more than 60 people has been working since January on a production of the epic musical "Les Miserables." They will present the show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Danville High School Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St.

Singer plans 'eclectic, acoustic set'

URBANA — Singer Lauren Turk will return to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the second time, to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday during the Krannert Uncorked event in the lobby.

Actors, homes sought for film to be shot in area

CHAMPAIGN — Actors and area homes are being sought to appear in the independent feature film "Food" to be shot this summer in East Central Illinois.

Debut Artists to perform at Krannert

Debut Artists event co-winners to perform

URBANA — The two co-winners of the 2014 Krannert Center Debut Artists competition will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Foellinger Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

This is only the third time in the history of the competition that two co-winners were named. They are: