Indi Go show features Troutman's work

CHAMPAIGN — "Dividing Time," the next show at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, will be on view from Tuesday through Friday, featuring work by visual artist Christopher Troutman.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the work may be seen from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Machala returning to play at Iron Post

URBANA — Former Urbana-based musician Pamela Machala will return to perform at 8:30 p.m. May 28 at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U.

Machala, a singer-songwriter and pianist, has been living in Minneapolis the past couple of years. The Post gig is part of a mini-tour.

Studio Visit: Judie Spencer

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Judie Spencer of Urbana, a jewelry maker with a bachelor of fine arts degree in metals from the University of Illinois.

Q: When did you study at the U of I? Did you study with Billie Theide?

A: I studied with Billie Theide and Alan Mette, and I graduated in 1989.

Auditions set for 'Annie'

URBANA — The Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre will have auditions on May 30 and 31 and June 1 at the Phillips Recreation Center for actors ages 9-18 (just completed high school) for the musical "Annie."

"Annie" will be presented July 30-Aug. 2.

Who lives here? May 17, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

BMX race in Farmer City this weekend

FARMER CITY — About 200 BMXers are set to descend upon Farmer City this weekend for a Gold Cup qualifying race.

Beginning today, bike riders from across the Midwest will compete in various categories to earn a shot at one of the country's largest BMX races. Farmer City is home to one of only nine BMX tracks in the state.

Bluegrass blast: Mackville to host festival in Arcola

ARCOLA — If you're needing more bluegrass and gospel in your life, the place to be Saturday is Arcola's Rockome Gardens.

The second annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola.

If we get another rainy Saturday, the festival will be held in the nearby Big Red Barn.

Boogie on down to Parkland

Who says disco is only for nightclubs?

You can put on your best polyester and hear the hits of the '70s.

The Parkland Pops present the choral concert, "Disco!" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Parkland College Theatre 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

This event is free and open to the public.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Godzilla' puts big guy, film series back in green

Just as Christopher Walken famously asked for "more cowbell" on "Saturday Night Live," you may find yourself asking for "more Godzilla" while sitting through Gareth Edwards' reboot of Japan's most famous import.

Music Q&A: Jarekus Singleton

A chat with Jarekus Singleton, a former basketball star who some consider the future of blues guitar. He plays Sunday at Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign. He’s 29 and, like a lot of blues masters, hails from Mississippi.

Who are the members of your band?

John Blackmon (drums), Ben Sterling (bass), Sam Brady (keys) and Andre Russell (background vocals).