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Students at Pavilion showing artwork

The U-C Independent Media Center gallery is showing through March 31 artwork by students at the Pavilion in Champaign.

The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, but the exhibition, "Identity," opened March 6.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Bodies become instruments

The roots duo of Evie Ladin and Keith Terry, who use their bodies in addition to their instruments to make percussive sounds, will perform twice in Urbana this week.

C-U Haiku, March 8, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

In my neighbor's yard

Many fuzzy visitors:

A squirrel convention.

— Jerry Wood, Paxton

Boots on the stage

URBANA — As a Chicago-based director, Seth Bockley has helmed a variety of theater pieces for several companies from Redmoon to the Goodman, where he is playwright in-residence.

Author's latest work full of important themes

Karen Jones Gowen's latest novel, "Afraid of Everything," is a women's fiction novel, published by Wido Publishing, a small press from Utah.

Library events, March 8-15, 2015

A listing of events, provided by local libraries.

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, March 8, 2015

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Many of us have built models from kits — planes, ships, cars. Here's Robert Hedin, a Minnesota poet and the director of The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, trying to assemble a little order while his father is dying.

Raising the Titanic

I spent the winter my father died down in the basement,

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Parkland Theatre offering 'An Evening of One Acts'

Parkland College Theatre's 24th annual student production, "An Evening of One Acts," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The three plays are:

Here's what's happening on the dance scene

New choreographic works by MFA dance candidates

Dance at Illinois will present new choreographic works by MFA dance candidates in Studiodance I at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Krannert Center.

Studiodance I is the culminating performance project for the master's of fine arts degree candidates.

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