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Music scene

A classic 1662 Choral Evensong will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State St., C.

Chuck's Classics: "The Searchers" (1956)

The image we have of John Wayne is the unflappable hero, the guy who can be counted on to stand tall against adversity and be counted on to stand by his friends no matter what the circumstances. And while John Ford's film is often cited as perhaps Wayne's finest hour, what's often overlooked is that the Duke is hardly a heroic figure in it.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Missed a few at Ebertfest

C-U haiku, April 24, 2016

Edited by JIM O’BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

Poetry is not

a spectator sport

Try this ancient art

— University Primary School student Ankita Bhargava, 9, of Urbana

Letter from Birdland: Parties provide the culture I crave

Birdland is under a steady drizzle, and today we are working inside.

Michael is putting together our new Adirondack chairs to replace the ones I made out of scrap wood about 10 years ago. My husband surprised me by ordering them, and they arrived in flat boxes, ready to be pieced together. I am helping by testing the chairs after he finishes. Yep. They are solid. Both of them.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Great week for choral lovers

Choral music lovers have two concerts to enjoy this week.

The prestigious American Boychoir from Princeton, N.J., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, as part of its "How Can I Keep from Singing" tour.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, April 24, 2016

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

I can't help wishing that dogs lived as long as we do. I have buried a number of them, and it doesn't get any easier. In fact, it gets harder. Here's Mark Vinz, a Minnesota poet, from his book "Permanent Record and Other Poems," published by Red Dragonfly Press.

The Way We Said Goodbye

Patricia Hruby Powell: Teen version of 'Boys in the Boat'

"Boys in the Boat: The True Story of Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" (Viking 2015) is the young readers edition of Daniel James Brown's bestselling original for adults.

Library events, April 24-May 1, 2016

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn tips about saving for college from Josh Cutler. The session is part of Money Smart Week.