URBANA — The Urbana Pops Orchestra's principal flute player, Ai Yamaguchi, will be the featured performer at the ensemble's third of five free recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium on the lower level of the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.
PAXTON — The Tri-County Players will present at the Market Street Theatre this and next weekend "The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?"
The show is described as a heartfelt look at the day-to-day concerns of over-50 empty-nesters. The musical comedy revue by Carole Caplan-Lonner premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007.
URBANA — The Big Ten Network will premiere, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the new documentary, "Title IX: Let 'em Play."
The documentary also will be broadcast at 10 p.m. Friday, airing both before the first game of the Big Ten women's basketball tournament and immediately after the last game in the tournament.
I ran into a friend the other day with her 6-year-old, who had just celebrated her birthday with a long-awaited party. I asked how it went.
“It was fun,” the 6-year-old said, “but we didn’t get to do everything on the schedule.”
Flashback to my daughter’s sixth birthday party.
Mimi Myers and Suzy Smalley are back in Danville after a weekend of star-gazing on the Oscars red carpet.
While the People magazine movie fan contest Myers won didn't come with front-row seats — the best friends sat high up in the stands, under a golden arch — they still got a good view of the rich and famous as they stopped to wave to the crowd or chat with ABC's Robin Roberts.
1. How are the projection-booth renovations going at the Virginia Theatre? Will they be completed by Ebertfest?
There are actually two projects being done simultaneously, theater director Steven Bentz said. The projection booth has been enlarged and renovated, and a digital projection system is being installed.
URBANA — Two concerts, one this week and the other in April, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Computer Music Project, which is part of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios.
Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Li-Young Lee is an important American poet of Chinese parentage who lives in Chicago. Much of his poetry is marked by unabashed tenderness, and this poem is a good example of that.
I Ask My Mother to Sing
She begins, and my grandmother joins her.
Mother and daughter sing like young girls.
If my father were alive, he would play
Another cup of disappointment
In the forecast
— Marilyn Gehant, Chicago