John Frayne: Wind symphony a 'premiere' group

It is unusual for a performing organization to offer performances of two compositions by well-known composers that are world premieres at two concerts in a row. But that is just what the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, led by Robert W. Rumbelow, has achieved.

Photography exhibit scheduled at Danville gallery

DANVILLE — An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday for a photography show on view at the Alley Gallery, 113 N. Vermilion St.

"The Naked Truth: The Nude in Fine Art Photography" explores how three photographers view the same subject in different ways. During the reception, the photographers will talk about their approaches and answer questions in a panel forum.

Philo Country Music Show scheduled

PHILO — The Philo Country Music Show will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St.

Paxton group sets auditions for musical

PAXTON — The Tri-County Players will have auditions early next week for "Sympathy Jones the New Secret Agent Musical."

Art teachers' work to be shown at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The opening reception for the third annual art exhibition, "Those Who Teach, Can," featuring personal work by art teachers in Champaign public schools, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave.

Danville barbershop group holds open house

DANVILLE — The Danville Barbershop chorus will hold an open house and guest night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville.

It is open to all men and boys in the area.

If you enjoy singing in close harmony for others, you are invited to join in for an evening of barbershop music.

On the Town: CU Schools Foundation 25th

Images from the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation's 25th anniversary celebration in Champaign on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Art sought for C-U buses

CHAMPAIGN — The 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council invites local artists to submit works to be considered for display on Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses.

Vocalist will join group for Chevalier tribute

DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra on Thursday will present "My Paris, A Tribute to Maurice Chevalier," featuring Tony Sandler, the platinum-selling vocalist and entertainer best known as half of the Las Vegas duo Sandler and Young.

Urbana schedules art workshops

URBANA — The city's public arts program has scheduled several Art at the Market workshops and performances. They start Saturday.

The workshops and performances will be on Walnut Street near the city tent at the northwest entrance to Market at the Square, the weekly farmers' market at Illinois and Vine in Urbana. The events are free, open to all ages and require no registration.