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Jeremy Camp concert at UI postponed till 2010

CHAMPAIGN — The Jeremy Camp concert originally scheduled for Thursday at the Assembly Hall has been postponed indefinitely because the tour is being rerouted.

Provena United Samaritans to unveil art display

DANVILLE – Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will unveil artwork from the fourth annual Children's Art Program at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the hospital, 812 N. Logan Ave., Danville.

Original works of art from 15 elementary school students were chosen by school art instructors to be professionally matted, framed and hung in the medical center for two years.

Urbana roads to be rerouted for Beer and Chili Fest

URBANA – Traffic will be rerouted in downtown Urbana on Saturday during the Beer and Chili Fest.

Main Street between Broadway Avenue and Walnut Street and Broadway Avenue between Elm and Main streets will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday. In addition, the east side of the ground floor level of the city parking deck will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday.

Zac Brown Band will perform at Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN – The award-winning country music group Zac Brown Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, with special guests Nic Cowan, Levi Lowery and Sonia Leigh.

Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday . They are $29.50 for reserved seats and $24.50 for UI students. They will be sold at the Assembly Hall box office, Ticket Central in the Illini Union, via Ticketmaster or Ticketmaster.com and by calling 333-5000.

Champaign Lions Club collecting eyeglasses Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Lions Club will collect eyeglasses from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at WDWS/WHMS radio stations, 2301 S. Neil St., C.

Donators can stop by the station and leave eyeglasses with club members who will be staffing the collection, said club member Fonda Bowden.

Baritone maintains balancing act with work, his family

CHAMPAIGN – Being on the road nine to 10 months a year doesn't leave much family time for opera star and "barihunk" Nathan Gunn.

He tries, though, to fit in as much face-to-face time as possible with his five children and his wife, Julie Gunn.

C-U Symphony's 50th anniversary season to begin

URBANA – The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra will open its 50th anniversary season with Symphony at Sunset, complete with fireworks, on Sept. 19. It will close the season with a Viennese Ball on April 24, 2010. The symphony's first-ever fundraiser was a Viennese Ball.

In between, the orchestra will celebrate its landmark anniversary by opening each of its four classical-music concerts with an original fanfare specially commissioned for the season.

Studio Visit: Jacob Foran, 26, Seattle, formerly Monticello

Q: Describe the awards you recently received.

A: The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship was established in the early 1930s in memory of Kate Neal Kinley, a member of the Champaign Art Club and a strong advocate of the arts, and is administered by the University of Illinois. It is a national competition open to students in the fields of art and design, art history, architecture, dance, music, urban and regional planning. The committee evaluated 143 entries, and I have received (gratefully) a $20,000 award.

Music ensemble for adults being started

URBANA – The Community Center for the Arts in Urbana is starting a music ensemble for adults, called the Cretaceous String Band. It will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sundays, starting this Sunday, in the upstairs studios at Lincoln Square Village.

The group is open to adults at all levels of musical experience and will be directed by Tom Faux, Robin Kearton and other center faculty.

Eco-friendly subdivision's developer to put home on display

Debbie Insana is out to prove that there are various shades of green with the first house – the Insana family house – at her Brickhouses Road development in rural Urbana.

The house will be showcased from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Brickhouses Road subdivision, located just east of the intersection of High Cross and Airport roads in rural Urbana.