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Country singer Justin Moore coming to State Farm Center in November

CHAMPAIGN — Country singer Justin Moore announced Friday night that he'll make a stop in Champaign in a couple months as part of his nationwide tour.

Moore is set to perform Nov. 3 at State Farm Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 28.

John Frayne: C-U Symphony's new in-residence composer delights

Composer Stacy Garrop is the new Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Music Alive Composer-in-Residence, and being the new composer in town, Stephen Alltop and the CU Symphony organized a chamber concert to allow Garrop to introduce herself and samples of her compositions to music lovers of this area. The concert was entitled "Legends" and it took place on Sept.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

CU PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE

Frank's Faves: TV series debuts and returns

"A message came back from the great beyond: There's 57 channels and nothin' on." — Bruce Springsteen (Only 57 channels? Now those were the days!)

Outside of baseball playoffs and football season, I don't spend as much time in front of the television as I used to, so I have to pick my moments more carefully these days.

Nightlife listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017

THURSDAY, Sept. 14

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Dave & Lisa, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Live Music Thursdays with El Guapo, 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Rakim with D Webb, 9 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Katie Flynn, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

Irish song, dance play key roles in Parkland Theatre's original musical

CHAMPAIGN — For having no background in theater, Kenny Chumbley — with the help of people who do — has put together an interesting cast and crew for his original musical, "The Green Children."

CUTC's second Penguin Project: 'Mulan Jr.'

URBANA — The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's second Penguin Project — described as "social change disguised as theater" — will be "Disney's Mulan Jr.," to be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The performances will be at the Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St. Tickets range from $8 to $12.

Notes-Worthy: Jed Mackey

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Jed Mackey, vocalist and guitarist in 3 Gun Whiskey.

Tell us about 3 Gun Whiskey's roots.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Mother!' a dark parable for our times

I remember that during one of my father's melancholy moments, of which there were many, he expressed a theory he had where God and human beings were concerned.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 14, 2017

The sellout crowd at Tuesday's concert at the Virginia Theatre enjoyed the performance of both ZZ Top and the band's promoter.

PETER KERNAN took the stage to announce that hometown favorites REO Speedwagon would be returning to the Virginia on Feb. 8.