KAM's 'Art Remastered' event gives visual works a soundtrack

Krannert Art Museum's 'Art Remastered' features six local musicians who will compose new music in response to a piece of art at the museum. They'll perform their compositions in the galleries at Art Remastered at 7 p.m. Friday. Staff writer Paul Wood asked Kamila Glowacki, the museum's education coordinator and the event's organizer, how the event came about.

John Frayne | Sinfonia's 'Anniversary Concert' a fitting tribute to composers

The Sinfonia da Camera concert on Feb. 17 was billed as "An Anniversary Concert" — not, to be sure, an anniversary of the Sinfonia, which is in its 34th year, but of the four composers on the program.

Notes-Worthy: Andy Maxwell

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Andy Maxwell, 24, a C-U live-music fan and concertgoer.

What is your view on live music here in C-U? What draws you to certain venues or shows?

Frank's Faves: Actors who have played George Washington

Yeah, I'm griping again. Sorry.

It's only been a couple weeks since I bemoaned the lack of a feature movie about Champaign's own Olympic golden girl, Bonnie Blair.

But Presidents Day earlier this week — and specifically, George Washington's birthday today — presents us with yet another colossal omission amid Hollywood's normally over-the-top obsession with hero worship:

Music on Main: Singer-songwriter duo Mid-October

Was it October 14th or 15th? Jon Parrish and Therese Brown can't remember. But that's when their relationship, both romantic and musical, first found its feet. 

The duo, which call themselves Mid-October, performed their original song, "Forever Ours," in the lobby of the News-Gazette's downtown office.

Music on Main: Mid-October (w/ video)

Want to play in our lobby? Email Jim Rossow at jrossow@news-gazette.com and we'll book it.

This week in music in The News-Gazette lobby: Jon Parrish, 27, and Therese Brown, 23, a music duo called Mid-October. Jon told staff writer Paul Wood a few facts about the performers.

Why the name?

Lyric Theatre at Illinois: Don Giovanni

Nathan Gunn directs and sings the lead in this production of Don Giovanni in the Tryon Festival Theatre, KCPA, opening Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Go figure, Feb. 21, 2018


The advertised salary for one of the highest-paying current openings in town — executive director of the Parkland College Foundation.

2 legends, Krauss and Nelson, coming back

CHAMPAIGN — Local legend Alison Krauss and “Red Headed Stranger” Willie Nelson will be coming together to the State Farm Center.

The duo’s concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. May 22. Tickets will be on sale soon.    

On The Town: CU's Got Talent

The CU's Got Talent event at The Refinery in Champaign on February 3, 2018