Violinist cancels Krannert performance in protest of Trump's ban

URBANA — A performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled due to the performers' unwillingness to travel under the Trump administration's ban imposed on immigrants and refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries.

UI's 'Feburary Dance' to be digitally interactive

URBANA — At most plays or concerts, a disembodied voice from behind the stage sternly tells you to turn off your cellphone and other electronic devices.

But at "February Dance: Designed Environments" this weekend at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, you will be invited to enter the Colwell Playhouse with your cellphones out — and on.

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 29, 2017

What's going on with the Vault Arts Collective in Tuscola?

Well, there was bad news followed by potentially good news. Owner John McDevitt had said on Facebook that "after much consideration and a seismic shift in personal circumstances," he would close the Vault on Feb. 28.

Richard Leskosky: Real dancing will be on display at the Virginia

While still a film student at Harvard, Damien Chazelle, director of "La La Land," discovered the glories of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. What he learned from them shows up in the dance numbers in his multi-award-winning film — all except for really good dancing, that is.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's:


'Says You!' taping in Urbana

Host Barry Nolan and his panelists will visit Urbana on Saturday to conduct a live performance of "Says You!," the popular "game of words" public radio show.

Playing Critic: Explore Japan without leaving home

Are you fascinated by Japan but can't afford to go?

Fret not.

"Yakuza 0" is an affordable alternative for those who want a taste of the culture but lack the wherewithal to fly a few hours to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Studio Visit: Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler

Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, 45, of Champaign is a book binder and metalsmith.

When did you first start making jewelry?

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Uncorked and On Topic talk

PODCAST: Fastener's ETC. Postgame Show 01-28-17

PODCAST: Fastener's ETC. Postgame Show 01-28-17: Play now!

Tim Ditman and Michael Kiser conceptualize the Illini 71-67 loss against Penn State with the help of PNC Bank line callers and your texts from the Cassel Heating and Cooling line on this Fastener's ETC postgame Show.


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