Art and About (May 2011)

More "news" trickles in on the Ellnora Guitar Fest

Krannert Center and a New York public-relations firm have over the past few weeks released, bit by bit, the lineup for the Ellnora Guitar Festival that will open the Krannert season in early September.


Champaign Parks Foundation buys sculpture in West Side Park

I virtually jumped for joy when I received a news release just now from the Champaign Parks Foundation about its purchase of a sculpture in West Side Park.


Roger Ebert wins Carl Sandburg Literary Award

I didn’t know Carl Sandburg wrote film criticism. But I do now because Roger Ebert posted on Facebook his May 2000 column about Sandburg and the movies.


Two unsung heroes behind Ebertfest

My Ebertfest glow has pretty much dissipated, even though I found this year’s festival the most inspiring yet.

The documentary "A Small Act" made me want to commit small acts of kindness, and the doc "Louder Than a Bomb" inspired me to do something big for others.


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