John Frayne: Fired up about recent quartets at Krannert Center

Last week it seemed to be raining string quartets at Krannert.

On Feb. 8, the Ariel Quartet played, and two days later the Jupiter Quartet performed in the Foellinger Great Hall, and both groups played Quartets by Bela Bartok!

'The Sparrow' is debut performance for Parkland's black-box theater

CHAMPAIGN — The play "The Sparrow" tells the story of Emily Book, a shy teenage girl who returns to her small town 10 years after a tragic accident.

In the school bus tragedy, all of Emily's classmates were killed.

Illinois bands corner



7:30 p.m.: Illinois Wind Orchestra with the Mahomet-Seymour High School Band. Concert will feature works by: Pieter Leeman, Alfred Reed, Percy Aldridge Grainger, John Philip Sousa and many more!


Entertainment listings, Feb. 19-26, 2015

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Clubs listings, Feb. 19-26, 2015

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Frank's Faves, Feb. 19, 2015

Took a road trip last weekend to southeastern Ohio, family-related, purpose personal, and I can't really say we saw or did anything to brag about, yet through it all, I couldn't shake the feeling that everything seemed eerily familiar.

Chuck Koplinski: 'McFarland' runs winning, familiar course

Continuing their series of inspirational, true-life sports stories, Disney Pictures' "McFarland, USA" is a worthy addition to their canon, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of "Miracle," "The Rookie," and "Million Dollar Arm."

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Winterfest on tap

CHAMPAIGN — The 18th annual gospel Winterfest will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Church St., C.

Several ensembles will perform at the benefit concert for the Men's and Women's Safe Houses operated by Canaan Bapist Church.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Painting isn't dead