Even the technologically savvy with the right gear run into walls, as expressed in this reader email:
"I have a Harmon Kardon receiver that I purchased in the early 1980s and a 47-inch LG digital TV that I purchased a few months ago. The only audio out for the TV is an optical digital out. The only audio in for the receiver is RCA.
The Artisan and Antique Market. Noon to 7 p.m. June 14, parking lot, Round Barn Centre, Champaign. Hosted by Classic Home Consignment. 239-1169.
The month is June, and the sound of the harp resounds throughout the University of Illinois School of Music Building.
Organized by UI harp Professor Ann Yeung, the annual Illinois Summer Harp Class was in progress last week, and a series of concerts was offered June 6-8.
One of the crucial aspects of superheroes is the notion of the secret identity, the physical and psychic split in the character that delineates the real person from the heroic persona.
FAIRMOUNT — One of the more unusual art events of the summer promises to be "Art Quilts & Animation: New Works and Old by Nina Paley" at the Sleepy Creek Vineyards.
CHAMPAIGN — Cullyn Murphy was quite close to his aunt Kathy Murphy, a co-founder of the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.
In fact, theater is what brought them together.
"I was involved in a lot of CUTC shows growing up," he said. "She would drive me to rehearsals, back and forth. Often she was involved in the shows, too, or would help me out."
Like food seems to taste better al fresco, music seems to sound better outdoors.
And you have a lot of it to enjoy this summer right here in Champaign-Urbana — or not too far from it.
URBANA — The Heartland Gallery will host a Bloomsday celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, with readings from James Joyce's "Ulysses" performed by three well-known local actors: Gary Ambler, Joi Hoffsommer and Seamus Reilly.