Found Footage Festival coming to Art

CHAMPAIGN — The Found Footage Festival, a touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will make its return to Champaign this week with a new show.

Chorale marks 30th season with three concerts

CHAMPAIGN — What began in Mahomet in 1983 as a small chorus that came together to perform holiday music has developed into an experienced group of 80 dedicated singers: The Chorale.

Deadline to reserve seats is Thursday for Stone Soup event

URBANA — Thursday is the deadline for reserving seats for "The Wedding Reception," a fundraiser for the new Stone Soup Theater Company.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., U.

University YMCA hosting new exhibition

CHAMPAIGN — The University YMCA will host, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the opening reception for the new exhibition, "Art for Empowerment: Healing Through Art," in the first-floor Murphy Gallery.

Chuck Koplinski: Affleck in director's chair delivers engrossing 'Argo'

If there's a recurring theme in the three films Ben Affleck has directed, it's that he's fascinated with how characters react when they're trapped.

UI Department of Theatre adaptation of 'Dracula' more like Stoker novel - and plenty bloodthirsty

The University of Illinois Department of Theatre version of "Dracula" that opened last week at Krannert Center is not a parody. Nor is it a campy take on the tale of the fanged count.

Instead it's the seldom-performed "Dracula" by Scottish writer Liz Lochhead. She hews closely in the script to the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker.

Studio Visit: Deb Richardson


Getting Personal: Marvin Lee Flessner

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Marvin Lee Flessner of rural St. Joseph, a retired farmer and part-time musician. In the Oct. 14 newspaper, we'll have a chat with Robert E.

A Life Remembered: Meteorologist Reese a 'fun-loving' professional

The communities of central Illinois are remembering popular WCIA-TV meteorologist Robert Reese, who has lost his battle against cancer.

Mr. Reese, 50, passed away Tuesday night at the University of Chicago Hospital. He had battled cancer for many years and was most recently fighting pneumonia.

3 Doors Down, Daughtry coming to Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN — Multi-platinum rock bands 3 Doors Down and Daughtry are coming to the Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

Daughtry will be playing the new single "Start of Something Good" from its new album, gold-certified "Break The Spell," along with "Home," "It's Not Over," "Feels Like Tonight" and "No Surprise" from "Leave This Town" and the self-titled debut.