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Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to email@example.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.
CHAMPAIGN — In October, State Farm Center will rock to its first concerts since its $170 million renovation began.
Fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt and his band will perform the music of country legend Ray Price on Sunday in Philo.
The concert will celebrate the release of Stroughmatt's second CD paying tribute to Price, who died in 2013. He was a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose wide-ranging baritone was often praised as among the best male voices of country music.
On March 17 we assailed General Motors for excluding a CD player from the otherwise exciting 2017 Chevy Volt.
I mailed a copy of that column to Alicia Boler-Davis, GM's Senior Vice President, Global Connected Customer Experience. According to her job description she's in charge of making customers happy, especially concerning the GM's automotive electronics.
DANVILLE — North Ridge Middle School eighth-grader Nicholas Johnson was shy and didn't have a lot of friends until he became part of his school's "Lion King Jr." experience.
Johnson, who plays the older Simba, called the immersive study of theater ending in performances of the musical one of the best experiences he's had.
The Utah Symphony Orchestra came to town on April 27, led by young Swiss maestro Thierry Fischer. The group gave in the Foellinger Great Hall a challenging program that opened with Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 96, "The Miracle." The symphony gets its name from the story that at its premiere in London in 1791 the chandelier crashed to the floor of the hall but injured no one.
John Carney has a gift. Not simply in the way he uses music in his films and understands its power, but how he's able to create characters that on the surface could be dismissed as cliches but wind up having genuine heart and soul.