Being the mother of a toddler, I talk to a lot of parents: at play groups, during Parents as Teachers functions and on Facebook. After many of these encounters, I've found myself questioning the way my husband and I choose to raise our daughter.
DANVILLE — The Red Mask Players theater group is now accepting applications for directing positions for the 2013-14 season.
Shows in 2013-14 include "Sly Fox," a classic comedy/satire; "I Bet Your Life," a comedy with a surprise ending' and "Amateurs," a show about a community theater cast party that is a drama itself.
CHAMPAIGN — The annual spring concert for the Afro 498 class of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St.
The concert, "Harmonizing Differences, Using African American & European Sacred Music," will feature a variety of talent from class members and select community singers.
I couldn't have been much older than 7 or 8, but maybe I was only 6. My brother and I were staying with my grandparents in Monticello for a few days. The three little girls were not with us. It was just the two of us big kids.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with artist Langston Allston, 21, of Urbana.
I was sitting on the couch the other day when my kid approached me with a copy of "Road House 2" and demanded that I play it for her. At first I ignored her request rather than correct it — this is the same way I handle her occasional toddler F-bombs; to respond would only give weight to the behavior.
The April 20 concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Riccardo Muti, was a tremendous success, easily the outstanding concert thus far of the 2012-13 season.
Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was filled to the rafters, expectations ran high and we in the audience were not disappointed.