A scrappy low-power radio station in Urbana has extended its reach, thanks to a new 100-foot transmission tower.
With a tower 40 feet higher than the original one, WRFU-LP FM can now be heard through all of Savoy, parts of Thomasboro, almost but not quite to St. Joseph and Philo, and to Staley Road on the west side of Champaign.
SPRINGFIELD — Author Bruce Levine, a history professor at the University of Illinois, will discuss his book "The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South" on Jan. 9.
No doubt about it, the most memorable musical news event of 2012 was the ending by the Pacifica Quartet of the cycle of the string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert March 1.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
BENTLEY'S PUB: Don't Stop Believin' Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.
MEMPHIS ON MAIN: Liquid Courage Karaoke ('80s Karaoke Night), 9 p.m.
PINK HOUSE, Ogden: Nickel & Dimes (classic rock, country), 7 p.m.
SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: RockStarz Karaoke, 9 p.m.
While there's never any doubt that Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" was made with the best of intentions, something goes slightly awry in the execution of this environmental awareness movie.
I know for many people, a new year is all about trying to make healthier eating choices.
But I can't be the only person who goes through baked-goods withdrawal come January.
"Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely. The Lord doeth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." — Psalm 147: 1-3
Lela Davidson is funny. With her humor, she gives parenting and marriage a whole new and refreshing twist.
She's at it again with her latest book of hilarious, parenting essays in the book, "Who Peed On My Yoga Mat?" This is a sequel of sorts to her award-winning "Blacklisted from the PTA," which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Humor.