CHAMPAIGN — "Hear Our Song: A Benefit Concert for Pediatric Stroke Awareness" will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.
CHAMPAIGN — Hot 105.5, the Champaign Park District and Michael Lane Media seek talent in the Champaign area for the Summer's Hottest Talent Search.
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Where is it?
There it is, shining above
— Kim Robeson, Champaign
Last month's Cannes Film Festival once again presented some of the best films made in the past year, but it also hosted the annual Marche du Film, a marketplace for anyone with a movie — or even just an idea for a movie — to sell. The (literal) first line in those sales campaigns is the synopsis that appears in any listing of the film.
Father, daughter showing ceramic works
A nationally known ceramics artist and his daughter will show their ceramic teapots through Aug. 16 at the Cinema Gallery, 120 W. Main St., U.
"The Teapot Mystique" will feature works by Don Frith, a retired University of Illinois art professor who now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., and Eugenia Frith Meltzer of Alfred, N.Y.
"Cactus Country Anthology III" is a delightful collection of short stories and flash fiction, all set in the Wild West. If you love good ole cowboy heroes, heroines with some spunk, gun-slinging bandits, stagecoaches and shootouts, then you'll really get into the stories in this new anthology from High Hill Press, located in St. Charles, Mo.
PHILO — Maybe it's the makeup being applied to Victor Garber's face. Or perhaps it's the location — David and Patricia Block's beautiful thoroughbred-horse farm south of Philo off Illinois 130.
Kevin Kelly mentioned on air this past week that this was his final week at WILL-FM. What's up?
On June 30, Kelly will move to Elgin, where his wife landed a job. He and Ayano Sakai, a Japanese-born scientist, married in September. "We met on the tennis court," Kelly told me.
Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival scheduled
The Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and noon to midnight Saturday in downtown Champaign, behind The News-Gazette building at 15 Main St.