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CHAMPAIGN — Langston Allston didn't know James "Ra" Wilson Jr. personally. But his parents did. And so did many other people in Champaign-Urbana.
The strong suit of Kevin Kelly and his Prairie Ensemble is their unusual and challenging repertory. Their May 10 concert at McKinley Presbyterian Church, with the resounding title of "Around the World in One Night," offered four pieces, two of which were unknown to me, one that was familiar and one a classic standard.
URBANA — As usual, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts over its next season will bring big-name artists such as Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming and Cassandra Wilson.
It also will showcase lesser-known artists whom center director Mike Ross and his staff hope people explore. Among those acts are:
In the Marvel Comics Universe, the "X-Men" books were always the ones with a social conscience, focusing on issues of alienation and bigotry in whatever forms they may have taken during different phases of the series' existence.
Editor's note: Due to advance sales and interest in this production, the venue has been changed from the historic round barn on the University of Illinois campus to the Great Hall of the Wesley Church and Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U.,
When Craig Neitzel watches his daughter and her Centennial High School teammates play tennis, then wipe the sweat off their arms and faces between sets, what he sees is this: “They’re wiping off sunscreen they just applied 10, 15, 30 minutes ago.”